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22nd Aug '16 4:08:55 PM nombretomado
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* Errand, the little boy in the ''{{Belgariad}}'', is initially capable of only saying the word "Errand", [[VerbalTicName which is why the party takes to calling him that.]] It's explained that when Zedar found him, all he said was "I have an errand for you, boy"; Errand repeated the one word and followed him. Over the next two books, he learns more words, but he can only say one-word sentences. After the TimeSkip between the ''Belgariad'' and the ''Malloreon'', he learns how to speak properly. In the ''Malloreon'' his real name is revealed to be [[spoiler:Eriond; he explains that he picked up the word 'Errand' from Zedar because it sounded familiar to him.]]
* Subverted by Flute in Eddings' ''{{Elenium}}'' trilogy; she appears to be one of these at first but is really [[spoiler: the goddess Aphrael, and perfectly capable of talking (at great length) when it suits her.]]

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* Errand, the little boy in the ''{{Belgariad}}'', ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}'', is initially capable of only saying the word "Errand", [[VerbalTicName which is why the party takes to calling him that.]] It's explained that when Zedar found him, all he said was "I have an errand for you, boy"; Errand repeated the one word and followed him. Over the next two books, he learns more words, but he can only say one-word sentences. After the TimeSkip between the ''Belgariad'' and the ''Malloreon'', he learns how to speak properly. In the ''Malloreon'' his real name is revealed to be [[spoiler:Eriond; he explains that he picked up the word 'Errand' from Zedar because it sounded familiar to him.]]
* Subverted by Flute in Eddings' ''{{Elenium}}'' ''Literature/{{Elenium}}'' trilogy; she appears to be one of these at first but is really [[spoiler: the goddess Aphrael, and perfectly capable of talking (at great length) when it suits her.]]
15th Aug '16 1:40:53 AM DarkHunter
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* Lucy's "Nyu" [[SplitPersonality self]] from ''Manga/ElfenLied'' can be considered as such. While she ''can'' talk normally when Lucy is the dominant one, as Nyu she can only say her "name".

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* Lucy's "Nyu" [[SplitPersonality self]] from ''Manga/ElfenLied'' can be considered as such. While she ''can'' talk normally when Lucy is the dominant one, as Nyu she can only say her "name". This changes after the manga's TimeSkip (the anime didn't get that far), where Nyu is shown speaking normally, having learned how in the interim.
18th Jul '16 9:35:06 PM Averagemoe
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* Yvette from Webcomic/{{Precocious}} is the go to girl for jokes that are essentially mime routines.
17th Jul '16 8:44:23 AM nombretomado
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* ''BittersweetCandyBowl'', Amaya never talks for us but Apparently, she can talk to others. Still cute.

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* ''BittersweetCandyBowl'', ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'', Amaya never talks for us but Apparently, she can talk to others. Still cute.
9th Jul '16 1:25:40 PM themisterfree
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* [[Blog/AskFlufflePuff Fluffle Puff]] only "speaks" in raspberries, gasps, and other assorted noises- she occasionally converses with characters via raspberries somehow. One post had her and Chryssi undergoing a FreakyFridayFlip- Chryssi could speak in Fluffle's body, but FP didn't in Chryssi's, so we're not sure if VoicesAreMental or if she ''can'', but just doesn't. She can write though, albeit in a very child-esque way.
18th Jun '16 7:07:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* The little monkey in ''Film/{{Babe}}: Pig in the City''. Comes off as particularly cute because he's the only animal who doesn't talk.

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* The little monkey in ''Film/{{Babe}}: Pig in the City''.''Film/BabePigInTheCity''. Comes off as particularly cute because he's the only animal who doesn't talk.
4th Jun '16 4:03:10 PM jamespolk
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* Helen, TheProtagonist of ''The Spiral Staircase'' is mute and this is a plot point. There's a SerialKiller on the loose who targets disabled women. Thus the inability to speak is combined with DamselInDistress appeal.

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* Helen, TheProtagonist of ''The Spiral Staircase'' ''Film/TheSpiralStaircase'' is mute and this is a plot point. There's a SerialKiller on the loose who targets disabled women. Thus the inability to speak is combined with DamselInDistress appeal.
1st Jun '16 10:29:08 PM Perelandra
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* Akira Oono of ''Manga/HighScoreGirl'' is an odd variation. While she is never shown talking on-panel, she's [[ShrinkingViolet incredibly shy]] to the point that she would rather prefer to communicate with IdiotHero Haruo Yaguchi via her actions in video games or through ''[[ComedicSociopathy wanton violence]]''. Thankfully for her, not only is Haruo MadeOfIron, he also finds her expressions easy to read most of the time [[spoiler: except in cases wherein his [[ObliviousToLove obliviousness to romance]] is in full effect]].
30th May '16 8:51:26 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime,'' Bumblebee takes after his movieverse counterpart. However, while movie Bumblebee speaks in canned sound clips from TV, radio, etc., Prime Bumblebee speaks in electronic sounds in a manner similar to [[Franchise/StarWars R2-D2]] (or perhaps [[TransformersArmada a Mini-con]].) The [[TheSmartGuy genius 12-year-old]] can understand him.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime,'' Bumblebee takes after his movieverse counterpart. However, while movie Bumblebee speaks in canned sound clips from TV, radio, etc., Prime Bumblebee speaks in electronic sounds in a manner similar to [[Franchise/StarWars R2-D2]] (or perhaps [[TransformersArmada [[Anime/TransformersArmada a Mini-con]].) The [[TheSmartGuy genius 12-year-old]] can understand him.
17th May '16 10:08:06 AM Assassin-sensei
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* Misa in ''VisualNovel/{{Sickness}}'' fits this trope to a T in certain more light-hearted scenes...until you remember the body count associated with her name.
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