History Main / ChasteHero

5th Feb '17 9:10:47 AM skidoo23
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Depending on which regeneration we're talking about, the Doctor comes off this way from time to time. The Classic series indulged in ShipTease at times but never, ever confirmed sexual relationships between the Doctor and his companions, which due to the Doctor's state as an immortal superbeing was thought to have limited prospects. Tom Baker claimed he made a point of always handling Sarah Jane in a slightly awkward way to give the impression that the Doctor wasn't used to touching women, and the Fourth Doctor referenced his lack of ability to tell if human women were beautiful in "City of Death" - though he still had a certain amount of {{UST}} with many girls, and made a point of showing he genuinely loved them. Peter Davison, the young and conventionally handsome Fifth Doctor, was prevented from even ''touching'' his female companions in case the audience thought "hanky-panky" was going on in the TARDIS. Eventually, 1980s {{Fanon}} insisted the Doctor was Chaste, despite being confirmed a grandfather, with contrived explanations even appearing in print about how this may be (such as Time Lords being born on 'genetic looms' due to their race's {{asexuality}}). In the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Death and Diplomacy'', the Seventh Doctor [[LampshadeHanging aknowledges the discrepancy]], admitting that failing to notice or completely misunderstanding sexual overtures [[CelibateHero just makes his life simpler]]. The New series Doctors are generally a lot more sexual, and the Ninth Doctor makes a point of getting offended when Rose implies he might never have had sex. Eleven shows something of a girls-are-icky kissing-is-gross reaction to physical affection between Amy and Rory, even on their honeymoon, but that doesn't stop him from kissing River Song!

to:

* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Depending on which regeneration we're talking about, the Doctor comes off this way from time to time. The Classic series indulged in ShipTease at times but never, ever confirmed sexual relationships between the Doctor and his companions, which due to the Doctor's state as an immortal superbeing was thought to have limited prospects. Tom Baker claimed he made a point of always handling Sarah Jane in a slightly awkward way to give the impression that the Doctor wasn't used to touching women, and the Fourth Doctor referenced his lack of ability to tell if human women were beautiful in "City of Death" - though he still had a certain amount of {{UST}} with many girls, and made a point of showing he genuinely loved them. Peter Davison, the young and conventionally handsome Fifth Doctor, was prevented from even ''touching'' his female companions in case the audience thought "hanky-panky" was going on in the TARDIS. Eventually, 1980s {{Fanon}} insisted the Doctor was Chaste, despite being confirmed a grandfather, with contrived explanations even appearing in print about how this may be (such as Time Lords being born on 'genetic looms' due to their race's {{asexuality}}). In the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Death and Diplomacy'', the Seventh Doctor [[LampshadeHanging aknowledges the discrepancy]], admitting that failing to notice or completely misunderstanding sexual overtures [[CelibateHero just makes his life simpler]]. The New Adventures novel ''The Dying Days'' breaks from tradition by having companion Bernice Summerfield initiate a sexual encounter with the Eighth Doctor (debated for nearly 20 years, the fact they had sex was finally confirmed in "Benny's Story", a Big Finish audio drama). The New series Doctors are generally a lot more sexual, sexual (though this is never depicted on screen), and the Ninth Doctor makes a point of getting offended when Rose implies he might never have had sex. Eleven shows something of a girls-are-icky kissing-is-gross reaction to physical affection between Amy and Rory, even on their honeymoon, but that doesn't stop him from kissing River Song!Song, a character who later confirms a sexual relationship existed (justified by the fact the two eventually marry). The relationship between Clara Oswald and both the young-looking Eleventh and older-looking Twelfth Doctor was a love affair, but there was no indication of it ever progressing into anything sexual; that didn't stop (thanks to the chemistry between the actors) intense UST being noticed throughout (with notable examples being "The Day of the Doctor", "The Time of the Doctor", "Listen", "Mummy on the Orient Express", "Last Christmas", "Under the Lake" and "The Girl Who Died").
31st Dec '16 5:44:05 AM FoxBluereaver
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Taken a step further in ''VideoGamePokemonSunAndMoon'' with [[spoiler: Ash's Greninja]] who cannot breed at all.

to:

** Taken a step further in ''VideoGamePokemonSunAndMoon'' ''Videogame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' with [[spoiler: Ash's Greninja]] who cannot breed at all.
31st Dec '16 5:42:54 AM FoxBluereaver
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Taken a step further in ''VideoGamePokemonSunAndMoon'' with [[spoiler: Ash's Greninja]] who cannot breed at all.
26th Nov '16 6:30:40 PM Freezer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'': Hero was completely oblivious to Diane's crush on him. [[IdiotHero Or anything else]] that didn't conform RPG combat tropes.

to:

* ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'': Hero was completely oblivious to [[TriangRelations Cherry and Diane's crush crushes on him. him.]] [[IdiotHero Or anything else]] that didn't conform RPG combat tropes.
26th Nov '16 6:27:44 PM Freezer
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* ''Webcomic/RPGWorld'': Hero was completely oblivious to Diane's crush on him. [[IdiotHero Or anything else]] that didn't conform RPG combat tropes.
26th Nov '16 6:23:11 PM Freezer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* A use of the concept is found in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', where the titular hero, despite his obvious crush on Sakura, completely misses Hinata's crush on ''him''. This seems to be a matter of personality, as the [[HotBlooded loud and exuberant]] Naruto is annoyingly persistent in his pursuit of Sakura, while Hinata is so [[ShrinkingViolet painfully shy]] she faints if he ever got within two feet of her. So while Naruto understands romance (sorta), he has no concept of ''shyness''.

to:

* A use of the concept is found in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', where the titular hero, despite his obvious crush on Sakura, completely misses Hinata's crush on ''him''. This seems to be a matter of personality, as the [[HotBlooded loud and exuberant]] Naruto is annoyingly persistent in his pursuit of Sakura, while Hinata is so [[ShrinkingViolet painfully shy]] she faints if he ever got within two feet of her. So while We find out in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' that Naruto understands romance (sorta), he has no didn't understand the concept of ''shyness''.romantic love: he thought Hinata's love for him was the same as his love for ramen. His pursuit of Sakura was more about his rivalry with Sasuke than any feelings for Sakura. Naruto eventually learns, as the the end of ''The Last'' features [[spoiler: Naruto and Hinata's wedding.]]
26th Nov '16 6:05:42 PM Freezer
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Arguably, [[WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill Hank Hill]] is one despite being married and in his late 40s. He has the same obliviousness to female attention, whether from his wife or any other woman. He is quite embarrassed by any display of sexuality, practically runs out ''screaming'' when he accidentally enters a porn section of a video store, and, in what is perhaps the best illustration of this side of his character, when he meets two young female nudists he winds up lecturing them on the benefits of propane heating for their summer home.
** "Nobody rejects Debbie Grund!" "Well I just did!"
** Another example: He was talking with a Doctor and behind him, there was a poster in the wall that displayed a women uterus and related organs, during the entire conversation Hank would try to avoid look at the thing.
*** He may have grown up with an older mindset about marriage and romance.
9th Nov '16 8:47:16 AM Chariset
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* Miles Edgeworth from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' has all the sexual passion of a monk. Numerous women and girls try to catch his eye, but if he can't relate to them as "older brother" or "entirely professional colleague," their interest just makes him uncomfortable (if he notices it at all).
30th Oct '16 9:40:59 AM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''{{GURPS}} Supers: Mixed Doubles''. The super heroine Justice doesn't realize how attractive she is and doesn't notice most of the compliments and passes she receives from men.
* In the ''Book of Exalted Deeds'' suppliment for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', there are many Exalted Feats that can be taken after taking the Sacred Vow Feat, all of which give a Player Character benefits if they heed the vow. Vow of Chastity is one of them. (In other words, the character gains cetain useful abilities by remaining chaste.)

to:

* ''{{GURPS}} ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Supers: Mixed Doubles''. The super heroine Justice doesn't realize how attractive she is and doesn't notice most of the compliments and passes she receives from men.
* In the ''Book of Exalted Deeds'' suppliment supplement for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', there are many Exalted Feats that can be taken after taking the Sacred Vow Feat, all of which give a Player Character benefits if they heed the vow. Vow of Chastity is one of them. (In other words, the character gains cetain certain useful abilities by remaining chaste.)
12th Oct '16 8:54:12 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Will Turner constantly missed his opportune moment with Elizabeth in the first film, and was so gentlemanly during their engagement that Elizabeth was practically shaking with frustration. "I'm so ''ready'' to be married...."

to:

* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Will Turner constantly missed his opportune moment with Elizabeth in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanTheCurseOfTheBlackPearl first film, film]], and was so gentlemanly during their engagement that Elizabeth was practically shaking with frustration. "I'm so ''ready'' to be married...."
This list shows the last 10 events of 121. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.ChasteHero