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21st May '16 10:17:54 AM JustTroper
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Compare TheQuietOne. Some examples may overlap between these two. Also compare SilentBob, CannotTalkToWomen, and ElectiveUnintelligible.

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Compare TheQuietOne. Some examples may overlap between these two. Also compare SilentBob, CannotTalkToWomen, ElectiveUnintelligible and ElectiveUnintelligible.
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19th Mar '16 11:59:33 AM nombretomado
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* Raj from ''TheBigBangTheory'' is like this around women, once an attractive woman like Penny comes near him he will not speak, when he feels like talking during this time he'll whisper into his friend Howard's ear what he wants to say, it is later discovered that he will talk to women when he's drunk, and he once went on some experimental drugs to cure him of this but it also caused him to take off his clothes in front of the woman he wished to date freaking her out.


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* Raj from ''TheBigBangTheory'' ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is like this around women, once an attractive woman like Penny comes near him he will not speak, when he feels like talking during this time he'll whisper into his friend Howard's ear what he wants to say, it is later discovered that he will talk to women when he's drunk, and he once went on some experimental drugs to cure him of this but it also caused him to take off his clothes in front of the woman he wished to date freaking her out.

25th Nov '15 1:11:39 PM yarrunmace
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* Black Bolt of ComicBook/TheInhumans. He can talk, but chooses not to since his voice is as powerful as a nuke.

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* Black Bolt of ComicBook/TheInhumans. He can talk, but chooses not to since his voice is as powerful as a nuke. nuke, and usually uses his wife, Medusa, as his translator
29th Oct '15 1:32:06 PM Willbyr
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* In ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'', Yuki Nagato rarely speaks more than a sentence at a time to anyone but Kyon. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she's an alien with limited information on Earth life, and more importantly (compared to others like her), was specifically created without social tools.
* In the early parts of ''BunnyDrop'', Rin falls into this. At first, the only one who she opens up to is Daikichi, in part because he resembles his grandfather (who is also Rin's father), and in part because he's at first the only adult who seems at all concerned for her well-being. It's most strongly demonstrated when, after slowly but surely opening up to others, Daikichi takes Rin to see his mother and father over the new year's holiday - and Rin immediately clams up again, remembering the harsh treatment she had previously received.

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* In ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'', Yuki Nagato rarely speaks more than a sentence at a time to anyone but Kyon. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] {{Justified|Trope}} in that she's an alien with limited information on Earth life, and more importantly (compared to others like her), was specifically created without social tools.
* In the early parts of ''BunnyDrop'', ''Manga/BunnyDrop'', Rin falls into this. At first, the only one who she opens up to is Daikichi, in part because he resembles his grandfather (who is also Rin's father), and in part because he's at first the only adult who seems at all concerned for her well-being. It's most strongly demonstrated when, after slowly but surely opening up to others, Daikichi takes Rin to see his mother and father over the new year's holiday - and Rin immediately clams up again, remembering the harsh treatment she had previously received.



8th Oct '15 6:50:22 AM Drscarcilier
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* Chell from the Portal series. She can talk, she just refuses to give anyone talking to her the satisfaction of a response.
17th May '15 5:45:41 PM nombretomado
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* In TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya, Yuki Nagato rarely speaks more than a sentence at a time to anyone but Kyon. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she's an alien with limited information on Earth life, and more importantly (compared to others like her), was specifically created without social tools.

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* In TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya, ''[[LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'', Yuki Nagato rarely speaks more than a sentence at a time to anyone but Kyon. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] in that she's an alien with limited information on Earth life, and more importantly (compared to others like her), was specifically created without social tools.
19th Jan '15 2:12:14 PM looneynightmare
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\n* Raj from ''TheBigBangTheory'' is like this around women, once an attractive woman like Penny comes near him he will not speak, when he feels like talking during this time he'll whisper into his friend Howard's ear what he wants to say, it is later discovered that he will talk to women when he's drunk, and he once went on some experimental drugs to cure him of this but it also caused him to take off his clothes in front of the woman he wished to date freaking her out.

19th Jan '15 1:58:27 PM looneynightmare
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* Kevin from ''ComicBook/SinCity'' never says a word on panel, his father Cardinal Roark informs Marv that he only talks to him.
23rd Aug '14 2:20:53 PM TriumphForks
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* Ruby, a minor character in one episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', "doesn't talk. Her voice got scared away."

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* Ruby, a minor character in In one episode of ''Series/{{Firefly}}'', "doesn't the woman from the village of kidnappers assumes that Ruby must be this after River explains why Ruby stopped talking. Subverted when River corrects the woman, saying, "Ruby doesn't talk. Her voice got scared away."" (In other words, River read Ruby's mind.)
16th Aug '14 4:06:59 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'': Played with Soundwave; while he doesn't use his own voice to speak, he uses recordings of others to communicate.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'': Played with by Soundwave; while he doesn't use his own voice to speak, he uses recordings of others to communicate.communicate. He's apparently taken some kind of vow of silence, which Starscream considers a "cop out". [[spoiler: He speaks exactly one line in his own voice (which sounds like an updated version of G1 Soundwave's).]]
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