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1st Nov '17 12:35:44 PM AndreaTx
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* Castiel from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is an angel who hasn't spent a lot of time down on earth, so he tends to lack basic knowledge of human etiquette, as well as failing to grasp the concepts of sarcasm, rhetorical questions, and metaphor when he's first starting out. He also doesn't quite get the point of goodbyes or even of ending conversations in a conclusive manner. Once he's done saying what he wants to say, he goes ''poof'', even if the other person isn't done yet. And he takes it the other direction, too -- popping up next to people or behind them, or often in the passenger seat of Dean's car ''while Dean is driving'', consistently ignoring the startled reactions to his sudden appearances.

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Castiel from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is an angel who hasn't spent a lot of time down on earth, so he tends to lack basic knowledge of human etiquette, as well as failing to grasp the concepts of sarcasm, rhetorical questions, and metaphor when he's first starting out. He also doesn't quite get the point of goodbyes or even of ending conversations in a conclusive manner. Once he's done saying what he wants to say, he goes ''poof'', even if the other person isn't done yet. And he takes it the other direction, too -- popping up next to people or behind them, or often in the passenger seat of Dean's car ''while Dean is driving'', consistently ignoring the startled reactions to his sudden appearances.appearances.
** Jack is [[YoungerThanTheyLook a newborn that looks like a teenager]]. Because of his looks, people assume he can be interacted with normally. But because of his actual age and life experience, he doesn't understand slang, subtlety or pop cultural references which results in very literal and awkward responses. He often mimics those around him as he tries to figure out the appropriate response, sometimes with comical effect.
28th Oct '17 9:52:53 AM sgamer82
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*Shouko Komi, title character of ''Manga/KomiSanWaKomyushouDesu'', can not talk directly to other people without extreme stuttering. If she's put in an unusual social situation, she freezes up and her mind becomes blank. The series is based on her wanting to make friends despite these issues.
17th Oct '17 12:47:03 AM narm00
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*** The First Doctor is also like this, but in a more subtle way -- instead of coming across as demented, he comes across generally as a [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior very rude]] GrumpyOldMan, but we slowly realize that he's making a real effort to be nice to people, and just isn't very good at it. His gestures tend to be very small and shy compared to later Doctors, and when he tries to reconcile with Ian after nearly getting everyone killed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E3TheEdgeOfDestruction "The Edge of Destruction"]], there's a brief scene where he reaches out to touch him affectionately, but then has second thoughts and just lets his hand drop, staring at Ian awkwardly. At the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E7TheSensorites "The Sensorites"]], Ian makes one sarcastic comment about the Doctor's driving skills, and the Doctor [[{{Tsundere}} loses his temper and]] tries to drop Ian off at a random point in time, but soon realizes this was an overreaction. In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E1PlanetOfGiants "Planet of Giants"]], he spends a whole scene snapping at Barbara for no reason, but goes up to her at the end of the conversation and apologises for being so rude, explaining he misjudged his own tone. And then there's the scene in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E6TheAztecs "The Aztecs"]] where he gets accidentally engaged to someone...

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*** The First Doctor is also like this, but this in a more subtle way -- instead of coming across as demented, like later Doctors, he comes across generally as a [[ScrewPolitenessImASenior very rude]] GrumpyOldMan, but we slowly realize that he's making a real effort to be nice to people, and just isn't very good at it. His gestures tend to be very small and shy compared to later Doctors, and when he tries to reconcile with Ian after nearly getting everyone killed in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E3TheEdgeOfDestruction "The Edge of Destruction"]], there's a brief scene where he reaches out to touch him affectionately, but then has second thoughts and just lets his hand drop, staring at Ian awkwardly. At the end of [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E7TheSensorites "The Sensorites"]], Ian makes one sarcastic comment about the Doctor's driving skills, and the Doctor [[{{Tsundere}} loses his temper and]] tries to drop Ian off at a random point in time, but soon realizes this was an overreaction. In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS2E1PlanetOfGiants "Planet of Giants"]], he spends a whole scene snapping at Barbara for no reason, but goes up to her at the end of the conversation and apologises for being so rude, explaining he misjudged his own tone. And then there's the scene in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS1E6TheAztecs "The Aztecs"]] where he gets accidentally engaged to someone...



*** The Twelfth Doctor is even worse than the Eleventh, by some magnitude. For starters, unlike the Eleventh Doctor, he tends to be unintentionally very rude to people and has extreme difficulty saying encouraging words or apologizing (Clara issues him with cue cards; they don't help). He doesn't understand how faces work and he has trouble recognizing people if they have changed their clothing or hairstyles, thinking that putting on an orange coat instead of a blue one would make him unrecognizably disguised. He treats humans with occasional naked contempt and sees no point in hiding the fact that he's an alien. He doesn't understand why, if someone asks you to get them coffee, you don't give it to them a week later. He is by far the least socially human incarnation yet -- as if this was now the time to stop pretending he could ever be anything other than a Time Lord. It was intentional: the Eleventh Doctor spent nine hundred years on one planet prior to his regeneration, outliving the people he knew there again and again, being strongly reminded he wasn't human, and he let that show through in his next incarnation.

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*** The Twelfth Doctor is even worse than the Eleventh, by some magnitude. For starters, unlike the Eleventh Doctor, he tends to be unintentionally very rude to people and has extreme difficulty saying encouraging words or apologizing (Clara issues him with cue cards; they don't help). He doesn't understand how faces work and he has trouble recognizing people if they have changed their clothing or hairstyles, thinking that putting on an orange coat instead of a blue one would make him unrecognizably disguised. He treats humans with occasional naked contempt and sees no point in hiding the fact that he's an alien. He doesn't understand why, if someone asks you to get them coffee, you don't give it to them a week later. He is by far the least socially human incarnation yet -- as if this was now the time to stop pretending he could ever be anything other than a Time Lord. It was intentional: the Eleventh Doctor spent nine hundred years on one planet prior to his regeneration, outliving the people he knew there again and again, being strongly reminded he wasn't human, and he let that show through in his next incarnation. However, by Series 10, at least seventy-odd years into this incarnation, he's apparently learned how to deal with faces and his social skills have developed to the point he now comes off as a stern but compassionate old man.
21st Sep '17 9:36:00 PM Everdream
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* One episode of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, ''The Kangaskhan Kid'', was about a kid who was raised by Kangaskhan. And in a [[Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure loose manga adaptation of the Diamond and Pearl (but mostly Diamond) versions]], the main character was raised by wild Pokémon. In the former's case, he was [[ParentalAbandonment lost by his parents]] when they were on vacation. In the latter case, the kid was being watched by Professor Rowan, and the good professor decided that the boy should go live with Pokémon because he could sort of communicate with them. Let me rephrase that: ''Rowan sent a small child to live in the wild with Pokémon because he thinks the kid can talk to animals.'' In Rowan's defense, it worked.

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* One episode of the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}:''
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''The Kangaskhan Kid'', Kid'' was about a kid who was raised by Kangaskhan. the titular Pokemon. He was [[ParentalAbandonment lost by his parents]] when they were on vacation. One of the first things he does when meeting Ash and the gang is asking Misty ''if he can [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar nurse]] off her.'' This line (obviously) didn't survive in the dub. It was changed to him asking whether they are Pokemon or people, but they left in the shot of him clearly staring at her chest and her hitting him in anger.
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And in a [[Manga/PokemonDiamondAndPearlAdventure loose manga adaptation of the Diamond and Pearl (but mostly Diamond) versions]], the main character was raised by wild Pokémon. In the former's case, he was [[ParentalAbandonment lost by his parents]] when they were on vacation. In the latter case, the The kid was being watched by Professor Rowan, and the good professor decided that the boy should go live with Pokémon because he could sort of communicate with them. Let me rephrase that: ''Rowan sent a small child to live in the wild with Pokémon because he thinks the kid can talk to animals.'' In Rowan's defense, it worked.
17th Sep '17 9:48:42 AM nombretomado
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** Taking the above a step further, ''Series/BigBrother'' had [[MsFanservice Bonnie Holt]], from Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom, who may or may not have AspergersSyndrome, but her behavior indicates traces of it, if the Website/YouTube footage of her is anything to go by.

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** Taking the above a step further, ''Series/BigBrother'' had [[MsFanservice Bonnie Holt]], from Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom, who may or may not have AspergersSyndrome, UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome, but her behavior indicates traces of it, if the Website/YouTube footage of her is anything to go by.
28th Aug '17 5:06:48 PM GrammarNavi
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** Interestingly, there are rare times when Monk seemingly forgets his phobias and awkwardness and just acts like a normal person. However, this happens rarely, and he has no memory of it. This is revealed when a rapper (played by SnoopDogg) shows up to ask for Monk's help in clearing his name. Monk starts acting gangsta and eagerly accepts the case. After the rapper leaves, Monk goes back to his old self and assumes he said "no".

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** Interestingly, there are rare times when Monk seemingly forgets his phobias and awkwardness and just acts like a normal person. However, this happens rarely, and he has no memory of it. This is revealed when a rapper (played by SnoopDogg) Music/SnoopDogg) shows up to ask for Monk's help in clearing his name. Monk starts acting gangsta and eagerly accepts the case. After the rapper leaves, Monk goes back to his old self and assumes he said "no".
23rd Aug '17 7:07:58 AM CosmicFerret
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* In a week-long ''{{Garfield}}'' storyline Jon fell in love with a woman in a rec center who had been RaisedByWolves. She had only been in civilization for a week and she had tendencies like scratching her head with her foot, messily devouring her food, trying to bite off her foot when her shoe was too tight, and howling at the moon.

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* In a week-long ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' storyline Jon fell in love with a woman in a rec center who had been RaisedByWolves. She had only been in civilization for a week and she had tendencies like scratching her head with her foot, messily devouring her food, trying to bite off her foot when her shoe was too tight, and howling at the moon.
13th Aug '17 5:07:31 PM nombretomado
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* SexyMentor Shigure Kousaka of ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' is a borderline example. She spent her formative years in the wilderness with her swordsmith father; though he did love her he was so absent-minded that he ''never even bothered to give her a name.'' In the present, Shigure is shown to sometimes lack social graces and speaks very slowly, with a second or so passing between one word and the next, and she rarely ever [[CreepyMonotone reflects any emotion in her speaking habits]] outside of combat.

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* SexyMentor Shigure Kousaka of ''KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' is a borderline example. She spent her formative years in the wilderness with her swordsmith father; though he did love her he was so absent-minded that he ''never even bothered to give her a name.'' In the present, Shigure is shown to sometimes lack social graces and speaks very slowly, with a second or so passing between one word and the next, and she rarely ever [[CreepyMonotone reflects any emotion in her speaking habits]] outside of combat.
5th Aug '17 2:05:28 PM Doryna
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* Most of the humor in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is about how utterly inept the four main characters are at functioning outside their own nerdy society. Leonard is probably most well-adjusted but still has serial foot-in-mouth tendencies, Sheldon [[AmbiguousDisorder shows some autistic tendencies]] and is also a {{Jerkass}}, Raj [[CannotTalkToWomen cannot speak around attractive women]] unless drunk, and [[CasanovaWannabe Wolowitz is best left unsaid]].

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* Most of the humor in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' is about how utterly inept the four main characters are at functioning outside their own nerdy society. Leonard is probably most well-adjusted but still has serial foot-in-mouth tendencies, Sheldon [[AmbiguousDisorder shows some autistic tendencies]] and is also a {{Jerkass}}, Raj [[CannotTalkToWomen cannot speak around attractive women]] unless drunk, and [[CasanovaWannabe Wolowitz is best left unsaid]]. [[note]]CharacterizationMarchesOn; later in the series, Wolowitz drops the more pervy tendencies once he gets married and Raj eventually learns to talk around women without being hammered.[[/note]]
4th Aug '17 9:02:37 PM TMB
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* The entire cast of ''WebOriginal/TheGuild'' have various social quirks either caused by their video game obsession or enhanced by it. In no particular order:
** Codex: On medication for depression and cannot form relationships not related to the game. In the first episode her therapist fires HER for not being able to make any progress.
** Zaboo: Funny, loyal, and cares deeply about Codex - as only a stalker could. His personal knowledge of her definitely required some illegal hacking which he considers harmless homework.
** Vork: The oldest member of the group who cannot refer to anybody by their real names. His every word is in game-speak. Is also a hoarder.
** Clara: Seems fine in most circumstances, but only because she forgot she's a mother of three again. Where she left her husband and kids is a recurring distraction.
** Bladezz: All the charm of a slacker teenager. Does not know how to politely talk to women and doesn't seem interested in learning.
** Tinkerballa: Sarcastic, vindictive, and doesn't want to be talk to her teammates in the real world. She may be the most well-adjusted of the group.
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