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24th Aug '16 9:31:44 PM nombretomado
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* The aptly named wizard Silent from TheBlackCompany novels certainly qualifies. The circumstances leading to his vow of silence are speculated on by the narrator and other members of the company but are ultimately never revealed (everyone leaves their past and their real name behind when they sign up.) Refusing to utter a word doesn't make him any less badass a soldier or competent a wizard. Indeed, his speaking in sign language is eventually adopted by other members of company as for use as military hand signals.

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* The aptly named wizard Silent from TheBlackCompany ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' novels certainly qualifies. The circumstances leading to his vow of silence are speculated on by the narrator and other members of the company but are ultimately never revealed (everyone leaves their past and their real name behind when they sign up.) Refusing to utter a word doesn't make him any less badass a soldier or competent a wizard. Indeed, his speaking in sign language is eventually adopted by other members of company as for use as military hand signals.
22nd Aug '16 4:10:17 PM nombretomado
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* Charles Wallace was this as a child in ''AWrinkleInTime.'' By the time of the later books, he has grown out of it.

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* Charles Wallace was this as a child in ''AWrinkleInTime.''Literature/AWrinkleInTime.'' By the time of the later books, he has grown out of it.



* In the first book of the ''{{Elenium}}'', the foundling Flute doesn't speak at all, except possibly off-page to Sephrenia, the only other member of her race in the party. Partway through the second book, she apparently decides this is tiresome and reverts to her true personality, which is decisive and bossy.

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* In the first book of the ''{{Elenium}}'', ''Literature/TheElenium'', the foundling Flute doesn't speak at all, except possibly off-page to Sephrenia, the only other member of her race in the party. Partway through the second book, she apparently decides this is tiresome and reverts to her true personality, which is decisive and bossy.



* In PeterPaysTribute, Matt has gone more than a year without talking. When he finally does, he starts out only talking to his close friend.

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* In PeterPaysTribute, ''PeterPaysTribute'', Matt has gone more than a year without talking. When he finally does, he starts out only talking to his close friend.
22nd Aug '16 9:31:02 AM Ashio
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* The aptly named wizard Silent from TheBlackCompany novels certainly qualifies. The circumstances leading to his vow of silence are speculated on by the narrator and other members of the company but are ultimately never revealed (everyone leaves their past and their real name behind when they sign up.) Refusing to utter a word doesn't make him any less badass a soldier or competent a wizard. Indeed, his speaking in sign language is eventually adopted by other members of company as for use as military hand signals.
20th Aug '16 2:08:31 PM rick98
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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonMysteryDungeonDefendersOfWarmth'', Vulpix is this because of her social awkwardness and amnesia, choosing to only talk to Bulbasaur, and later Isola. Anyone else she only speaks to when spoken to. This changes after she [[spoiler:remembers her human life]].

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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonMysteryDungeonDefendersOfWarmth'', Vulpix is this because of her social awkwardness and amnesia, choosing to only talk to Bulbasaur, and later Bulbasaur and, later, Isola. Anyone else she only speaks to when spoken to. This changes after she [[spoiler:remembers her human life]].
20th Aug '16 2:07:41 PM rick98
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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonMysteryDungeonDefendersOfWarmth'', Vulpix is this because of her social awkwardness and amnesia, choosing to only talk to Bulbasaur, and later Isola. Anyone else she only speaks to when spoken to. This changes after she [[spoiler:remembers her human life]].
2nd Aug '16 9:39:46 AM StarryEyed
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*In ''[[AscendanceTrilogy The False Prince]]'', Imogen the maid is believed by everyone to be mute. [[spoiler: She eventually reveals to Sage that it's a ploy to keep unwanted attention at bay. From then on, she speaks to him whenever they are alone, although she keeps up the act to others until near the end of the book.]]
13th Jun '16 11:34:50 PM Hanz
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* The New Kid of ''Videogame/SouthParkTheStickOfTruth'' is a parody of {{Heroic Mime}}s and thus responds to everything with stone-cold silence, to the frustration of others. However at the end of the game [[spoiler:he tells the kids "[[ScrewThisImOuttaHere Screw you guys, I'm going home]]" when they talk about playing a new game]].
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
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