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22nd Aug '16 4:07:33 PM nombretomado
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* David Eddings's character Sir Bevier (from the {{Elenium}} and Tamuli novels) is aware that his good looks make him irresistible to women. Because he's the one most likely to abandon the steel for the cloth, he elects not to do anything about it.

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* David Eddings's character Sir Bevier (from the {{Elenium}} Literature/TheElenium and Tamuli novels) is aware that his good looks make him irresistible to women. Because he's the one most likely to abandon the steel for the cloth, he elects not to do anything about it.
20th Aug '16 9:47:11 AM nombretomado
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* Raistlin Majere, antihero of the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' books. Actively manipulating the lovesick, annoying Crysania to his advantage, he resists the temptation to actually do anything with her because A) it's beneath a mage of his stature, B) he can't afford to be distracted from his "Overthrow the Gods for No Good Reason" project, and C) he had sex once before and was crap at it. And, though it's not explicitly stated, suspicions are that, were he to actually try anything as physically vigorous as sex with Crysania, he'd probably just wind up coughing blood all over her and collapsing into a heap, which, whatever way you look at it, isn't very romantic. There is possibly some inconsistency over whether Raistlin actually ever had sex or not. The Legends trilogy very strongly implies that he did, with one of Caramon's ex-girlfriends but ''The Soulforge'', which covers the time period it would have happened equally strongly implies he remained a virgin (there is a girl, again a lover of Caramon and there appears to be budding mutual affection but... well read it yourselves).

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* Raistlin Majere, antihero of the ''{{Dragonlance}}'' ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'' books. Actively manipulating the lovesick, annoying Crysania to his advantage, he resists the temptation to actually do anything with her because A) it's beneath a mage of his stature, B) he can't afford to be distracted from his "Overthrow the Gods for No Good Reason" project, and C) he had sex once before and was crap at it. And, though it's not explicitly stated, suspicions are that, were he to actually try anything as physically vigorous as sex with Crysania, he'd probably just wind up coughing blood all over her and collapsing into a heap, which, whatever way you look at it, isn't very romantic. There is possibly some inconsistency over whether Raistlin actually ever had sex or not. The Legends trilogy very strongly implies that he did, with one of Caramon's ex-girlfriends but ''The Soulforge'', which covers the time period it would have happened equally strongly implies he remained a virgin (there is a girl, again a lover of Caramon and there appears to be budding mutual affection but... well read it yourselves).



* In ''{{Lamb}}'', Joshua was told by an angel that he could never "know" a woman, but never explained exactly was meant by that. Josh and Biff take it in the Biblical sense, and so Joshua remains celibate his whole life (though Biff gets around enough for the both of them).

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* In ''{{Lamb}}'', ''Literature/{{Lamb}}'', Joshua was told by an angel that he could never "know" a woman, but never explained exactly was meant by that. Josh and Biff take it in the Biblical sense, and so Joshua remains celibate his whole life (though Biff gets around enough for the both of them).
4th Aug '16 7:12:27 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Two members of Black Team were into each other, going so far as to make out in the showers (they were clothed, but it was pretty intense and it's possible they might have gone farther). As luck would have it, another member of their team happened to be an exception as well, apparent from his ratting them out in jealousy.
** Another Spartan, Maria, appears to have become married and taken on a family after being too badly injured to maintain active service. According to supplemental materials, Kat and Carter of ''VideoGame/HaloReach'''s Noble Team were previously in a relationship, which is hinted at in the game itself.
*** Kat and Carter were [=SPARTAN-IIIs=], which involved different modifications, especially since the process was perfected in the meantime (none of the [=SPARTAN-IIIs=] rejected their changes unlike their predecessors).

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** Two Zig-zagged with [[ComicBook/HaloBloodLine Black Team]]. Pre-augmentation, two members of Black Team were into each other, going so far as to make out in the showers (they were clothed, but it was pretty intense and it's possible they might have gone farther). As luck would have it, another member of their team happened to be an exception as well, apparent from his ratting them out in jealousy.
jealousy. They seem to have become fully celibate after getting their augmentations, but some tensions still remain.
** Another Spartan, Maria, appears to have become married [[ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel Maria-062]], is officially retired from combat duty and taken on intends to start a family after being family; it's possible she was one of those too badly injured to maintain active service. service.
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According to supplemental materials, Spartan-[=IIIs=] Kat and Carter of ''VideoGame/HaloReach'''s Noble Team were previously in a relationship, which is hinted at in the game itself.
*** Kat and Carter were [=SPARTAN-IIIs=], which involved different modifications, especially since the process was perfected in the meantime (none of the [=SPARTAN-IIIs=] rejected their changes unlike their predecessors).
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* Before CharacterDevelopment kicks in, Duran from ''{{Agarest Senki}}'' mostly because he [[YourDaysAreNumbered going to be a living seal]]. He's generally a {{Jerkass}} and acts detached to his harem to make them distance themselves from him.

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* Before CharacterDevelopment kicks in, Duran from ''{{Agarest Senki}}'' ''VideoGame/AgarestSenki'', mostly because he [[YourDaysAreNumbered going to be a living seal]]. He's generally a {{Jerkass}} and acts detached to his harem to make them distance themselves from him.
26th Jul '16 8:55:18 PM PaulA
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* Ged, the protagonist for most of the ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'', is celibate because he is a mage. This accounts for a complete lack of romance in the first three books, even when a pairing up, first with his friend's sister and then with Tenar, looked to be inevitable. All the mages in Earthsea are celibate by rule, in theory because they will lose their power unless they are chaste, though the truth of this belief is not exactly confirmed. It's implied in ''Tehanu'' (by a village witch, who may not be the most reliable source) that wizards use some sort of spell to render themselves asexual, or possibly just make it easier to be completely celibate. She doesn't go into details. Later on Ged mentions he just didn't think of it or feel any urge [[spoiler:until he lost his powers]].

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* Ged, the protagonist for most of the ''Literature/EarthseaTrilogy'', ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series, is celibate because he is a mage. This accounts for a complete lack of romance in the first three books, even when a pairing up, first with his friend's sister and then with Tenar, looked to be inevitable. All the mages in Earthsea are celibate by rule, in theory because they will lose their power unless they are chaste, though the truth of this belief is not exactly confirmed. It's implied in ''Tehanu'' ''Literature/{{Tehanu}}'' (by a village witch, who may not be the most reliable source) that wizards use some sort of spell to render themselves asexual, or possibly just make it easier to be completely celibate. She doesn't go into details. Later on Ged mentions he just didn't think of it or feel any urge [[spoiler:until he lost his powers]].
24th Jul '16 6:47:17 AM TheNerfGuy
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* [[BigGood Jalal]] from the ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' series has never married and has tried to avoid relationships in [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld his entire one-thousand year lifespan]]. He knows that if he did, it would be a MayflyDecemberRomance which would leave him depressed and heartbroken as he watched his wife, children, and even grandchildren grow old and die. This hasn't stopped his close ally Adrian, although it's likely that ''his'' wife is also immortal.

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* [[BigGood Jalal]] from the ''Franchise/{{Shadowchasers}}'' series ''FanFic/ShadowchasersSeries'' has never married and has tried to avoid relationships in [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld his entire one-thousand year lifespan]]. He knows that if he did, it would be a MayflyDecemberRomance which would leave him depressed and heartbroken as he watched his wife, children, and even grandchildren grow old and die. This hasn't stopped his close ally Adrian, although it's likely that ''his'' wife is also immortal.
24th Jul '16 12:41:02 AM harostar
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* ''Manga/TokyoGhoul'':
** Ken Kaneki evolves into this over the course of the series, tending to keep his precious people at arm's length to protect them. When he departs to carry out his six-month RoaringRampageOfRevenge, he denies [[ImpliedLoveInterest Touka]]'s request to go with him and actively shuns her for the next several months to keep her safe.
** Koutarou Amon is known to be ''incredibly'' popular with the ladies. Even so, he remains fairly oblivious to the attentions of various [[OfficeLady Office Ladies]] and coworkers.....or so it seems. He's implied to still not be over the death of his Academy classmate, Harima, and is later called out on this by his partner, Akira. When she attempts to kiss him, he rejects her advances by covering her mouth with his hand while wearing a panicked expression. She sadly notes this is just like him.
** Further explored in the sequel, '':Re''. Matsuri Washuu notes that about half of all Investigators remain celibate, choosing to not settle down because of the dangers involved in their work. Division Chiefs [[GuileHero Itsuki Marude]] and [[LadyOfWar Kiyoko Aura]] are prominent examples, both described as "fiercely single" and career-focused.
21st Jul '16 4:24:10 PM Redaka
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** Piccolo also qualifies, due to being part of a OneGenderRace. Despite his paternal relationship with Gohan, he tends to express confusion towards open displays of affection that sometimes occur between couples.

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** Piccolo also qualifies, due to being part of a OneGenderRace. Despite his paternal relationship with Gohan, he tends to express confusion towards open displays of affection that sometimes occur between couples. couples such as Krillin and Android 18.
-->'''Piccolo''': If that's what you humans call love, count me out.
19th Jul '16 6:19:31 AM TheJayman49
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'': Mater, in both movies.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'': Mater, in both movies.Mater. [[spoiler: At least until the second movie]].
12th Jul '16 1:58:54 PM DoctorCooper
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* Florence Nightingale, "The Lady with the Lamp", ended up rejecting a marriage proposal in favor of her call to nursery and never married. It is almost certain that she remained a virgin.
10th Jul '16 7:39:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played with in ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' in regards to [[CursedWithAwesome Zelgadis Graywords]]; in the anime, due to some {{Flanderization}}, he possibly falls under the "love is a distraction" excuse (as [[ShipTease ship teasing]] with [[GenkiGirl Princess Amelia]] demonstrates, he feels awkward around her at times). In the original novels, however, it's a completely different matter, as Zel mentions at one point that if he ever were to become intimate with a woman, he would hurt her severely because of his rock skin (which also implies that he may not be a virgin). He opposes raping [[RedHeadedHeroine Lina Inverse]] in the first novel because of this, as opposed to a more awkward reaction that his anime counterpart would probably have. WordOfGod mentions his intimacy issues in an interview.

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* Played with in ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' in regards to [[CursedWithAwesome Zelgadis Graywords]]; in the anime, due to some {{Flanderization}}, he possibly falls under the "love is a distraction" excuse (as [[ShipTease ship teasing]] with [[GenkiGirl Princess Amelia]] demonstrates, he feels awkward around her at times). In the original novels, however, it's a completely different matter, as Zel mentions at one point that if he ever were to become intimate with a woman, he would hurt her severely because of his rock skin (which also implies that he may not be a virgin). He opposes raping [[RedHeadedHeroine Lina Inverse]] Inverse in the first novel because of this, as opposed to a more awkward reaction that his anime counterpart would probably have. WordOfGod mentions his intimacy issues in an interview.
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