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12th Jul '17 2:05:56 PM Steven
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* An Au Ra tribe in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' refuses to speak to anyone and even towards each other because they believe that words are lies and the truth comes from your facial and body language. Naturally, some [=NPCs=] find this confusing and frustrating to deal with.
5th Jun '17 10:07:53 AM JoeMerl
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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.

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* Chell from the ''{{Portal}}'' series. She series is a HeroicMute, which is {{Lampshaded}} several times by other characters. WordOfGod says that she can talk, but since everyone she just refuses meets is a jerk she doesn't want to give anyone talking to her them the satisfaction of a response.response.
2nd Jun '17 8:58:57 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Wrestling/{{Sting}} took a vow of silence in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in October of 1996 (right after the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder hired an impostor Sting to frame the real Sting for a heinous act) and would not speak again until January of 1998 - and that was only out of anger at being stripped of the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Championship]].



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* On the Roleplay/BehindTheVeil site there's Jennifer O'Connell, who stopped talking completely after the car crash that killed her parents and left her stranded in there for hours (due to her own paralysis). She only very recently started to talk again, and only to her step-mother or when the situation is important enough.

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* Blackwing, Vaarsuvius' {{Familiar}} in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', is fluent in Common, but initially refuses to communicate with the elf except through the empathic link that they share, out of disrespect for his master. He only begins speaking out loud after an EnemyMine incident which causes them to set aside their differences and ends with the pair seeing each other as FireForgedFriends.

[[AC:Pro Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{Sting}} took a vow of silence in Wrestling/{{WCW}} in October of 1996 (right after the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder hired an impostor Sting to frame the real Sting for a heinous act) and would not speak again until January of 1998 - and that was only out of anger at being stripped of the [[http://www.wrestling-titles.com/wcw/wcw-h.html WCW World Heavyweight Championship]].


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[[AC:Webcomics]]
* Blackwing, Vaarsuvius' {{Familiar}} in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', is fluent in Common, but initially refuses to communicate with the elf except through the empathic link that they share, out of disrespect for his master. He only begins speaking out loud after an EnemyMine incident which causes them to set aside their differences and ends with the pair seeing each other as FireForgedFriends.

[[AC:WebOriginal]]
* On the Roleplay/BehindTheVeil site there's Jennifer O'Connell, who stopped talking completely after the car crash that killed her parents and left her stranded in there for hours (due to her own paralysis). She only very recently started to talk again, and only to her step-mother or when the situation is important enough.
21st May '17 11:42:26 AM nombretomado
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* While this trope isn't TheSilentBob, Silent Bob from the ViewAskewniverse would be an example.

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* While this trope isn't TheSilentBob, Silent Bob from the ViewAskewniverse Film/TheViewAskewniverse would be an example.
6th May '17 7:39:09 PM Vios
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* In ''VideoGame/ShopHeroes'', Odette never speaks when visiting your shop. If you do her personal quests, however, it turns out that she can speak if she wants to.
14th Apr '17 10:27:53 AM LordGro
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* ''Literature/TheSagaOfThePeopleOfLaxardal'': Melkorka, an Irish princess, pretends to be mute after she is taken captive and enslaved at the age of fifteen. Hoskuld buys her and brings her to Iceland, where she gives birth to Hoskuld's child. When the boy is two years old, Hoskuld overhears her talking Irish with her son, and finally gets her whole story out of her.
13th Apr '17 9:11:40 AM BlackSunNocturne
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* Quiet in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'' deliberately doesn't speak because [[spoiler:she's infected with the English strain of the vocal chord parasite. Said parasite will kill her if she speaks English.]]
5th Mar '17 6:08:28 AM NB2000
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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.

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* Chell from the Portal ''{{Portal}}'' series. She can talk, she just refuses to give anyone talking to her the satisfaction of a response.
25th Feb '17 8:25:53 PM DrFraud
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* In Josh Greenfeld and Paul Mazursky's ''Harry and Tonto'' Harry's grandson, a practicing Buddhist had taken a vow of silence and communicated only by gestures or scribbling on a notepad.

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* In Josh Greenfeld and Paul Mazursky's ''Harry and Tonto'' Harry's grandson, a practicing Buddhist had has taken a vow of silence and communicated communicates only by gestures or scribbling on a notepad.
21st Feb '17 2:49:11 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Owl doesn't speak, likely because of the trauma of whatever happened to her before Aeduen and Iseult met her.
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