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11th Feb '18 8:27:55 PM nombretomado
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* 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'', ''Literature/PeterPaysTribute'', Matt has gone more than a year without talking. When he finally does, he starts out only talking to his close friend.
16th Jan '18 4:37:29 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In the story "The Six/Wild Swans", collected by both the Creator/GrimmBrothers and Creator/HansChristianAndersen, Princess/Queen Elise must make six shirts out of nettles '''and''' can't make a sound for seven years or the spell that transformed her six brothers into swans will never be broken. [[spoiler: She manages to keep all of these conditions and gets to break the spell.]]

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* In the story "[[Literature/TheSixSwans "The Six/Wild Swans", Swans]]", collected by both the Creator/GrimmBrothers and Creator/HansChristianAndersen, Princess/Queen Elise Creator/HansChristianAndersen among others, a FallenPrincess must make six shirts out of nettles '''and''' can't make a sound for seven years or the spell that transformed her six brothers into swans will never be broken. [[spoiler: She manages to keep all of these conditions and gets to break the spell.]]



* Peter in ''{{Jumanji}}'', who talks to no one but his sister ever since their parents death by car accident. Once Alan gets out of the game and finds his parents are also dead, Peter starts talking to him as well.

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* Peter in ''{{Jumanji}}'', who talks to no one but his older sister Judy ever since their parents death by car accident. Once Alan gets out of the game and finds his parents are also dead, Peter starts talking to him as well.



* In ''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits'', Clara becomes mute by choice after predicting the death of her sister Rosa, and doesn't speak for nine years until her engagement to Esteban. Later on, after he hits her in the face, she promises to never speak to him again, and communicates to him only through signs till the end of her life.

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* In ''Literature/TheHouseOfTheSpirits'', a very young Clara becomes mute by choice after predicting the death of her older sister Rosa, Rosa [[ItsAllMyFault and blaming herself for it]], and doesn't speak for nine years until her engagement to Esteban. Later on, after he hits her in the face, she promises to never speak to him again, and communicates to him only through signs till the end of her life.
18th Dec '17 10:22:28 AM WaterBlap
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* In ''Literature/NoTalking'', the no-talking contest consists of the characters choosing to not speak, though they can. Nodding, gesturing, tapping, poking, mouth sounds, tongue-clicking, lip popping, raspberries, animal sounds, writing notes, and sign language are all fair game, though.
16th Dec '17 6:36:50 PM WaterBlap
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Compare TheQuietOne; some examples may overlap between these two. Also compare SilentBob, CannotTalkToWomen, ElectiveUnintelligible and ElectiveBrokenLanguage. Contrast TheVoiceless, who presumably does speak, but we never hear his/her voice onscreen (i. e. it's more of a narrative device than a character type), and MuteButNotSilent, who is incapable of coherent speech, but nonetheless attempts to communicate verbally.

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Compare TheQuietOne; some examples may overlap between these two. Also compare SilentBob, CannotTalkToWomen, ElectiveUnintelligible and ElectiveBrokenLanguage. Contrast TheVoiceless, who presumably does speak, but we never hear his/her voice onscreen (i. e. it's more of a narrative device than a character type), and MuteButNotSilent, who is incapable of coherent speech, but nonetheless attempts to communicate verbally.
onscreen.
6th Dec '17 11:26:04 AM eroock
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Whereas TheSpeechless doesn't talk because they are physically incapable of speech, this character ''can'' speak, but for some reason chooses not to, instead using sign language or other methods of communication. The reasons for this may vary: in most cases, it is either due to some sort of personal beliefs (like a religious vow of silence or a philosophical concept that "words are useless") or a psychological trauma. In some cases, they may only speak to a few selected individuals.

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Whereas TheSpeechless doesn't talk because they are physically incapable of speech, this character ''can'' speak, but for some reason chooses not to, instead using sign language or other methods of communication. The reasons for this may vary: in most cases, it is either due to some sort of personal beliefs (like a religious vow of silence or a philosophical concept that "words are useless") or a psychological trauma. In some cases, they [[https://selectivemutismcenter.org/whatisselectivemutism/ may only speak to a few selected individuals.
individuals]].
25th Nov '17 4:19:09 PM MrInitialMan
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* In ''WebVideo/PrimitiveTechnology'', the [[NoNameGiven unnamed man]] in those videos never speaks. In his blog, he explains that he never enjoyed the explanation parts of videos and simply fast-fowarded to where the actual project was being done. Thus, in his own videos, he simply demonstrates his various projects by doing them before the camera and giving terse explanations of what he's doing or what's going on at that moment in the closed captions. Judging from his subscriber count (well over six ''million'') and the numerous comments of watchers saying they appreciate how he gets right to the point, this approach has served him well. (It also makes it much easier for those providing subtitles in other languages, as they only have to provide alternate subtitles.)

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* In ''WebVideo/PrimitiveTechnology'', the [[NoNameGiven unnamed man]] in those videos never speaks. In his blog, he explains that he never enjoyed the explanation parts of videos and simply fast-fowarded to where the actual project was being done. Thus, in his own videos, he simply demonstrates his various projects by doing them before the camera and giving gives terse explanations of what he's doing or what's going on at that moment in the closed captions. Judging from his subscriber count (well over six ''million'') and the numerous comments of watchers saying they appreciate how he gets right to the point, this approach has served him well. (It also The closed captions approach makes it much easier easy for those providing subtitles in other languages, as they only have fans of his show to provide alternate subtitles.)
the captions in other languages as well.
25th Nov '17 3:35:18 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In the story "The Six/Wild Swans", collected by both the Creator/GrimmBrothers and Creator/HansChristianAndersen, Princess/Queen Elise must make six shirts out of nettles '''and''' can't make a sound for seven years or the spell that transformed her six brothers into swans will never be broken. [[spoiler: She manages to keep all of these conditions and manages to break the spell.]]

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* In the story "The Six/Wild Swans", collected by both the Creator/GrimmBrothers and Creator/HansChristianAndersen, Princess/Queen Elise must make six shirts out of nettles '''and''' can't make a sound for seven years or the spell that transformed her six brothers into swans will never be broken. [[spoiler: She manages to keep all of these conditions and manages gets to break the spell.]]
25th Nov '17 3:34:53 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* In the story "The Six/Wild Swans", collected by both the Creator/GrimmBrothers and Creator/HansChristianAndersen, Princess/Queen Elise must make six shirts out of nettles '''and''' can't make a sound for seven years or the spell that transformed her six brothers into swans will never be broken.

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* In the story "The Six/Wild Swans", collected by both the Creator/GrimmBrothers and Creator/HansChristianAndersen, Princess/Queen Elise must make six shirts out of nettles '''and''' can't make a sound for seven years or the spell that transformed her six brothers into swans will never be broken.
broken. [[spoiler: She manages to keep all of these conditions and manages to break the spell.]]
25th Nov '17 2:18:12 PM MrInitialMan
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* In ''WebVideo/PrimitiveTechnology'', the [[NoNameGiven unnamed man]] in those videos never speaks. In his blog, he explains that he never enjoyed the explanation parts of videos and simply fast-fowarded to where the actual project was being done. Thus, in his own videos, he simply demonstrates his various projects by doing them before the camera and giving terse explanations of what he's doing or what's going on at that moment in the closed captions. Judging from his subscriber count (well over six ''million'') and the numerous comments of watchers saying they appreciate how he gets right to the point, this approach has served him well. (It also makes it much easier for those providing subtitles in other languages, as they only have to provide alternate subtitles.)
25th Nov '17 3:25:38 AM F1Krazy
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* Part of the central premise of ''Manga/KomiSanWaKomyushouDesu''. Shouko Komi, the main character, is a perfect YamatoNadeshiko on the outside, but inside she's a ShrinkingViolet who's completely incapable of communicating with others. She does speak every now and then, mainly when alone with [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Tadano]], but most of the time she communicates either via notepad or via Tadano reading her body language and explaining to everyone else what she's thinking.
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