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* Naruto, from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. He's an obnoxious brat who likes to shout and insult people who can blast him away without him as much as feeling it. He can't get obvious behavior signals such as Sakura punching him; to Naruto, this isn't a massive hint to back off, it means he should try harder. He didn't understand Hinata's shy behaviour or the reasons behind it. For him it means "she's just weird".
** Naruto's social ineptness could be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] when you consider the fact that [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer he was always shunned and avoided like the plague]] because of the [[SealedEvilInACan Kyuubi sealed within him.]] Not too much social practice there when you think about it.

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* Naruto, from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. He's ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Naruto is
an obnoxious brat who likes to shout and insult people who can blast him away without him as much as feeling it. He can't get obvious behavior signals such as [[DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale Sakura punching him; him]]; to Naruto, this isn't a massive hint to back off, it means he should try harder. He didn't understand [[ShrinkingViolet Hinata's shy behaviour behavior]] or [[CannotSpitItOut the reasons behind it. it]]. For him it means "she's just weird".
** Naruto's
weird". His social ineptness could be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] when you consider the fact that [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer he was always shunned and avoided like the plague]] because of the [[SealedEvilInACan Kyuubi sealed within him.]] Not too much social practice there when you think about it.



** Gaara, thanks to having a similar childhood, is not much better than Naruto -- in fact, he might be even worse. ''[[LightNovel/NarutoHiden Gaara Hiden]]'' reveals he was completely unaware of [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Shikamaru and Temari's sexual tension]] (something even [[ObliviousToLove Naruto]] noticed), and thus was the only one surprised when they got together. Further interactions with his [[spoiler:fiancée]] reveal that as great leader as he is, Gaara has little-to-no idea how to interact with other people on a more familiar level (besides his family).

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** Gaara, thanks to having a similar childhood, is not much better than Naruto -- in Naruto--in fact, he might be even worse. ''[[LightNovel/NarutoHiden Gaara Hiden]]'' reveals he was completely unaware of [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Shikamaru and Temari's sexual tension]] (something that even [[ObliviousToLove Naruto]] noticed), and thus was the only one surprised when they got together. Further interactions with his [[spoiler:fiancée]] reveal that as great leader as he is, Gaara has little-to-no idea how to interact with other people on a more familiar level (besides his family).
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* Mater from the Pixar Cars films. He's socially awkward and socially inept. He has a hard time communicating his thoughts and feelings to others and doesn't know what topics to talk about in front of other people. He has a hard time with others' opinions too, either not understanding them or thinking that if they don't like his friend McQueen they must be bad people. He sometimes says inappropriate things at the wrong times and unintentionally embarrasses his friends in public places when talking to new people. He has Asperger's Syndrome and he's a redneck.

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* Mater from the Pixar Cars ''WesternAnimation/{{Cars}}'' films. He's socially awkward and socially inept. He has a hard time communicating his thoughts and feelings to others and doesn't know what topics to talk about in front of other people. He has a hard time with others' opinions too, either not understanding them or thinking that if they don't like his friend McQueen they must be bad people. He sometimes says inappropriate things at the wrong times and unintentionally embarrasses his friends in public places when talking to new people. He has Asperger's Syndrome and he's a redneck.



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-->Upon discovering the body of an assassin that one of their friends has just tortured to death:
-->'''Deadshot''': Okay, [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry I don't know what normal people think:]] Is this ***ed up?
-->'''Scandal''': [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Thomas hates traps and torture]]. Yes, it's ***ed up.
-->'''Ragdoll''': Why is everyone so sad? [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Are you hungry? Is that it?]]

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-->Upon discovering the body of an assassin that one of their friends has just tortured to death:
-->'''Deadshot''':
death:\\
'''Deadshot''':
Okay, [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry I don't know what normal people think:]] Is this ***ed up?
-->'''Scandal''':
up?\\
'''Scandal''':
[[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Thomas hates traps and torture]]. Yes, it's ***ed up.
-->'''Ragdoll''':
up.\\
'''Ragdoll''':
Why is everyone so sad? [[CompletelyMissingThePoint Are you hungry? Is that it?]]



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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': Grant Ward. Maria Hill gave him the lowest rating in this department, even drawing a small porcupine (which Coulson mistook for a "little poop with knives sticking out of it") on his assessment sheet.
* Gary Bell from ''Series/{{Alphas}}'', [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as he is outright stated to be autistic. He can be very [[{{Adorkable}} sweet]], but tends towards BrutalHonesty, [[LiteralMinded literal-mindedness]], and he CannotTellALie...though he's working on the latter.
-->'''Gary:''' I do lie, I've been practicing. It's a social skill. Like the other day when I said I was gonna have a pudding pop, I was lying 'cause I don't like pudding pops...that was a lie, I do like pudding pops. I just knew we didn't have any.
** 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.



* ''Series/MrBean'': Mr. Bean himself lacks a knowledge of social conventions, never demonstrates normal human thought processes, and even occasionally shows a lack of natural fear (shushing people whilst he's on a roller-coaster). In one set of titles he is beamed down from space, but possibly this is metaphor for his unearthliness.
* The eponymous protagonist of ''Series/KyleXY''. In the first episode, he awakens naked in the middle of the woods with no memories or social skills.

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* ''Series/MrBean'': Mr. Bean himself lacks 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 knowledge {{Jerkass}}, Raj [[CannotTalkToWomen cannot speak around attractive women]] unless drunk, and [[CasanovaWannabe Wolowitz is best left unsaid]].
** Fast forward a bit in the series and you have Sheldon's DistaffCounterpart Amy, who doesn't quite understand that making weird pseudo lesbian comments about her "bestie" Penny is a tad bit uncomfortable for her, and Leonard's mother who is also just like Sheldon--the irony being that she's a psychologist and frequently calls out social problems in others.
** Sheldon's mother, too, in her own way. She's the sweetest, kindest, most caring person on the planet--but she lives so much in her own little bubble that she doesn't realize how offensive the things she says are. (To her credit, when the offensiveness of something she says is pointed out to her, she'll try to avoid saying it, although it is clear she doesn't quite understand why.)
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'':
** Temperance Brennan is a loner, a workaholic, and completely ignorant of pop culture (she responds to most movie and television references with "I don't know what that means"). Her grasp on social niceties is also tenuous, but she sets herself apart from most TV characters by being willing and able to learn how to deal with people. She seems to be a combination of a mild degree of Asperger's and an academic detachment from reality.
** Zack Addy is another one with No Social Skills, a textbook loner nerd who understands that social politics are ''occurring'', but can't figure out what to do with this information[[note]]In the {{Pilot}} episode, Zack acted more like a very smart but slightly awkward young guy, and even made sarcastic jokes and used slang[[/note]]. He also exhibits Asperger's Syndrome; which made [[spoiler:the revelation that he was Gormagon's apprentice completely and totally out of character]].
* Saga from ''Series/BronBroen'' is an extreme ByTheBookCop with no apparent understanding of jokes, unwritten laws or comforting lies. She refuses to promise a missing girl's relative that they'll find her alive, picks up a guy in a bar by asking [[DoYouWantToCopulate if he wants to have sex]], and has no idea why her partner's weirded out when [[spoiler:his eighteen-year-old son spends the night at her place. She doesn't even get why she should tell him they didn't actually have sex until a co-worker suggests it -- at which point she explains in front of everyone.]]
* When it comes to anything outside of work (and even inside it at times), the detectives in ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' run the line from "functional but have some slightly odd quirks" to "don't appear to understand how humans work at times". Each character has their own eccentricities which tend to interfere with social interaction; Jake is an immature CloudCuckoolander, Captain Holt is an [[TheStoic impassive robot]] with several odd tastes, Amy is easily flustered and tends to babble nervously, Rosa combines Holt's offbeat impassivity with added anger issues, Charles has no verbal filter and seems determined to find [[CreepyGood the creepiest way to express every thought he's ever had]], Gina is a {{Narcissist}} with no interest in anyone else whatsoever, and Scully and Hitchcock basically live in their own odd, rather stupid world. About the only character who seems capable of interacting with other adults with a consistent level
of social conventions, never demonstrates normal human thought processes, and even occasionally shows a lack of natural fear (shushing people whilst he's on a roller-coaster). In one set of titles he competence is beamed down from space, but possibly this is metaphor for his unearthliness.
* The eponymous protagonist of ''Series/KyleXY''. In the first episode, he awakens naked
Terry, which frequently puts him in the middle of the woods with no memories or OnlySaneMan role when it comes to social skills.interaction.



* Spencer Reid in ''Series/CriminalMinds'' has a hard time fitting in with people other than the team, being a mix of an InsufferableGenius and ChildProdigy. However, his knowledge of pop culture is varying and extensive, though he doesn't know about ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. (Lucky Spencer!)
* DI Helen Morton from ''Series/DCIBanks'', to the extent that she asks Banks' advice on how to better fit in with the team, and then takes notes as he is talking. She is gradually getting better, but it is a slow process.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Doctor has moments of acting like this, more so in some [[TheNthDoctor incarnations]] than others. It's partly ObfuscatingStupidity, partly the fact that a time-travelling alien can hardly be expected to understand the social mores of every time and place he visits, and sometimes just the way he is:
*** 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...
*** The Fourth Doctor ''pretends'' to have no social skills as ObfuscatingStupidity and offers people jelly babies as a kind of social litmus test but actually has a very calculating social intelligence, and is just a bit of a weird person. Unless [[DependingOnTheWriter that week's story revolves around him not having any social skills]].
*** Particularly strong with the Eleventh Doctor -- his interpersonal skills are actually very, very good, especially by Doctor standards, but his understanding of human culture and what kind of behavior is inappropriate in the setting is minimal. For a classic example, see [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]].
*** 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.
** First Doctor companion Steven Taylor was living in a PeopleZoo, cut off from anyone of his own kind, with only a [[CompanionCube stuffed panda toy]] and emotionless, faceless robots for company for two years, and his social skills have suffered. Though he's good at bluffing people, when he's himself he repeatedly struggles to phrase reasonable opinions in non-confrontational ways and tends to interrupt people or accidentally upset them. His skills notably improve as his run goes on, until he's eventually PutOnABus as a mediator between two feuding groups on a distant planet.



* Mark Corrigan in ''Series/PeepShow'' is a neurotic mess in social situations of any kind. His flatmate Jez is much better when compared to Mark, but has plenty of neuroses of his own which can also lead to this trope kicking in for him from time to time.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'':
** Temperance Brennan is a loner, a workaholic, and completely ignorant of pop culture (she responds to most movie and television references with "I don't know what that means"). Her grasp on social niceties is also tenuous, but she sets herself apart from most TV characters by being willing and able to learn how to deal with people. She seems to be a combination of a mild degree of Asperger's and an academic detachment from reality.
** Zack Addy is another one with No Social Skills, a textbook loner nerd who understands that social politics are ''occurring'', but can't figure out what to do with this information[[note]]In the {{Pilot}} episode, Zack acted more like a very smart but slightly awkward young guy, and even made sarcastic jokes and used slang[[/note]]. He also exhibits Asperger's Syndrome; which made [[spoiler:the revelation that he was Gormagon's apprentice completely and totally out of character]].

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* Mark Corrigan ''Series/TheFlash2014'''s Dr. Harrison Wells, despite being a popular and seemingly well-loved celebrity scientist (before the particle accelerator explosion, that is), was described in ''Series/PeepShow'' is his biography as "arrogant, prickly, brusque [and] at times contemptuous". He admits to Barry that he's not very fond of the vast majority of people, but he does describe Barry, Caitlin and Cisco as his "closest friends". (Although, given his lack of anything approaching a neurotic mess in social situations of any kind. His flatmate Jez life, it's likely that they're his ''only'' friends.) [[spoiler:In fact, this Wells is much better when compared to Mark, but has plenty of neuroses really Eobard Thawne, the Flash's enemy. However, the real Wells from Earth 2 actually fits this description.]]
* Walter Bishop in ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' is awkward as a central character trait: he's locked up in a mental institution, completely isolated from the world for the past seventeen years. And he is missing key parts
of his own which can also lead brain -- that he had ''someone else'' take out.
* Hymie the robot from ''Series/GetSmart''. Despite having superhuman abilities, he has the tendency
to follow orders too literally.
* Roy and Moss in ''Series/TheITCrowd'', being rather "standard nerds" running an IT department, naturally fall into
this trope kicking more often than not, Moss in for him from time particular. Jen is ''supposed'' to time.
* ''Series/{{Bones}}'':
** Temperance Brennan
subvert this, seeing as her role is a loner, a workaholic, and completely ignorant of pop culture (she responds to most movie and television references with "I don't know what that means"). Her grasp on social niceties is also tenuous, but she sets herself apart from most TV characters by being willing and able to learn how to deal with people. She seems supposed to be a combination of a mild degree of Asperger's and an academic detachment from reality.
** Zack Addy is another
the sociable one who can help the other two actually connect with No Social Skills, a textbook loner nerd who understands other people, but actually [[NotSoDifferent she's just as socially inept, awkward, and consumed with her obsessions as the other two]]. The only real difference is that social politics Jen's obsessions are ''occurring'', but can't figure out what considered more socially mainstream, which enables her to do get away with this information[[note]]In it more.
* The eponymous protagonist of ''Series/KyleXY''. In
the {{Pilot}} first episode, Zack acted more he awakens naked in the middle of the woods with no memories or social skills.
* Parker from ''Series/{{Leverage}}''. Quite possibly the world's greatest cat burglar; requires cheat sheets and extensive coaching to carry on a passing-for-normal conversation, and doesn't see ''why'' her male teammates freak out whenever she whips her shirt off in front of them to execute a quick-change. As a child, she thought that being buried alive was an appropriate way to get over her fear of the dark. As an adult, she compared it to Eliot locking himself in a shed for a few nights to get over his claustrophobia. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "That's NOT the same thing. What's wrong with you?"]]
** WordOfGod is she has Asperger's, explaining her behavior.
** In the show itself, it's mentioned that Parker is capable of acting relatively normally (such as a wine-dispensing member of the wait staff at a formal party), but only when she's fully aware that it's an act designed purely to deceive a mark.
* Charlie Crews in ''Series/{{Life}}'', having spent the last twelve years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The most common is his unfamiliarity with things
like a very smart but slightly awkward young guy, cell phones and even made sarcastic jokes instant messaging.
* Dash in ''Series/MinorityReport2015''. He's only come into the public world in the past few weeks -
and used slang[[/note]]. He also exhibits Asperger's Syndrome; which made [[spoiler:the revelation the fact that he was Gormagon's apprentice imprisoned for most of his life and never saw anything but visions of murder certainly didn't help matters.
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' struggles to have a normal conversation even ''with'' cue cards. A few episodes have subverted this, though, by showing that he can actually be reasonably personable at times, it's just buried under layers of neuroses. For example, a large part of the plot of "Mr. Monk Is On The Air" is devoted to Monk's concerns about his deficient sense of humour. The episode ends with him watching his wedding video, and in it, he's laughing uproariously. It doesn't help that Monk's mother is shown to have been far more obsessive compulsive, and raised her sons to fear and obey her obsessions. Monk's father left the family because of her obsessive behavior, leaving the two sons to be RaisedByWolves.
** His brother Ambrose is even worse, to the point of being a shut-in.
** 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".
* ''Series/MrBean'': Mr. Bean himself lacks a knowledge of social conventions, never demonstrates normal human thought processes, and even occasionally shows a lack of natural fear (shushing people while he's on a rollercoaster). In one set of titles he is beamed down from space, but possibly this is metaphor for his unearthliness.
* There was one ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' episode where he found a guy he left out in the woods who seemed
completely wild (even though he was a full grown adult when it happened). Part of the reasons for his behavior was eating berries in the forest, and totally things had gotten so bad that he married a raccoon. It drew comparisons between him and Tarzan, until the end when it turns out that the man had [[spoiler:an acute case of character]].schizoid or avoidant personality disorder and would never be able to assimilate into regular society without drugs. Earl decided the best thing to do would be to release him into the wild where he was happiest]].



* Many of the characters on ''The Office'' are... awkward, but on [[Series/TheOfficeUS the American version]], Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute seem tangentially acquainted with human society at best. Michael was clearly raised by pop culture, and expects everything to work out in real life the way it does in movies and on television. Dwight was raised on an insular beet farm without most of the niceties of civilization:
-->'''Dwight:''' She introduced me to so many things. Pasteurized milk. Sheets. Monotheism. Presents on your birthday. Preventative medicine.
** Dwight's cousin Mose is even worse. On the [[Series/TheOfficeUK original]], David Brent isn't quite as bad as Michael Scott. Gareth Keenan is almost as bad as Dwight, though more militant than rural.
* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "The Human Operators", a sentient spaceship keeps a lone human man as a slave to repair and maintain it when needed. One day, a female slave is brought on board and the ship orders them to mate and beget the next generation of slaves. The man, having lived on the ship his whole life, has no idea what to do and has to be coached by the female. There's a scene where, after the woman guides his hand over her breasts, the man double takes and looks down at his first erection.
* Mark Corrigan in ''Series/PeepShow'' is a neurotic mess in social situations of any kind. His flatmate Jez is much better when compared to Mark, but has plenty of neuroses of his own which can also lead to this trope kicking in for him from time to time.
* ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' has Doctor K, who was raised in a top-secret government think tank where her entire life consisted of research ever since she was a toddler. It shows.
** Tyzonn from ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'', though he becomes less awkward as the series goes on.
* Jarod, the eponymous character from ''Series/ThePretender'', is a super-genius who was raised in a lab. When he escapes, he has to learn about common everyday things like Pez at roughly age 35. While his talents include picking up new skills quickly, he tends to be over-analytical about things like ''The Three Stooges'' (which he eventually decided was funny anyway).
* Maura Isles of ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'' is very much this trope. She's also very sweet. Luckily, she has her street smart [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] Jane Rizzoli to help:
-->'''Jane:''' Did you ever like the same boy as your best friend?\\
'''Maura:''' No.\\
'''Jane:''' Did you ever ''have'' a best friend?\\
'''Maura:''' ''[beat]'' No.\\
'''Jane:''' ''[laughing]'' You would tell me if you were a [[Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan cyborg]], wouldn't you?\\
'''Maura:''' ''[thoughtfully]'' No, I don't think I would.
* Luke Smith from ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' is at a loss in social situations. Thankfully he becomes more sophisticated so as time goes on. After all, he's being raised in a "normal" high school environment and is a quick learner due to both his age and his genes. He was grown by aliens: human but created to be a "Human Archetype" so that they could do tests on him. He has the absorbed intelligence of the thousands of people but not their social skills.
* The four supergeniuses who comprise two-thirds of the cast of ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' have enough brain power for seven ordinary people and enough social skills for maybe one.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': The main character himself. Although handsome, [[InsufferableGenius intelligent and insufferable about it]] and [[GreatDetective the world's greatest detective]], he's [[NotGoodWithPeople no good at dealing with other people]], even [[TrueCompanions his friends]], at times. However, he awkwardly (and genuinely) acknowledges his friend's bravery after the whole bomb vest thing.
* On ''Series/SiliconValley'', billionaire investor Peter Gregory is portrayed as this. He thinks on a completely different level from other people and doesn't seem to care about how they react to him. He loudly hacks if anything goes even the slightest bit out of whack. Additionally, most computer programmers are portrayed as being either overly abrasive or overly timid with little in between.



* Luke Smith from ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' is at a loss in social situations. Thankfully he becomes more sophisticated so as time goes on. After all, he's being raised in a "normal" high school environment and is a quick learner due to both his age and his genes. He was grown by aliens: human but created to be a "Human Archetype" so that they could do tests on him. He has the absorbed intelligence of the thousands of people but not their social skills.
* Charlie Crews in ''Series/{{Life}}'', having spent the last twelve years in prison for a crime he didn't commit. The most common is his unfamiliarity with things like cell phones and instant messaging.
* Walter Bishop in ''Series/{{Fringe}}'' is awkward as a central character trait: he's locked up in a a mental institution, completely isolated from the world for the past seventeen years. And he is missing key parts of his brain--that he had ''someone else'' take out.
* Cameron from ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', since she is a terminator. Skynet's human disguise program: hot on the visuals, crap with the chat.
** Interestingly, in the pilot, before she is revealed as a RobotGirl, she seems like a normal teenage girl, trying to make friends with John Connor. Then in the next episode Cameron is electrocuted and given a forced reboot, awakening as [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] and socially awkward, meaning [[CameBackWrong she possibly forgot how to behave convincingly]].
*** Cameron's shown the ability to fake human interaction long enough to get information out of people. It's only when she's being herself that she struggles.
* Hymie the robot from ''Series/GetSmart''. Despite having superhuman abilities, he has the tendency to follow orders too literally.
* Jarod, the eponymous character from ''Series/ThePretender'', is a super-genius who was raised in a lab. When he escapes, he has to learn about common everyday things like Pez at roughly age 35. While his talents include picking up new skills quickly, he tends to be over-analytical about things like ''The Three Stooges'' (which he eventually decided was funny anyway).



* Parker from ''Series/{{Leverage}}''. Quite possibly the world's greatest cat burglar; requires cheat sheets and extensive coaching to carry on a passing-for-normal conversation, and doesn't see ''why'' her male teammates freak out whenever she whips her shirt off in front of them to execute a quick-change. As a child, she thought that being buried alive was an appropriate way to get over her fear of the dark. As an adult, she compared it to Eliot locking himself in a shed for a few nights to get over his claustrophobia. [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "That's NOT the same thing. What's wrong with you?"]]
** WordOfGod is she has Asperger's, explaining her behavior.
** In the show itself, it's mentioned that Parker is capable of acting relatively normally (such as a wine-dispensing member of the wait staff at a formal party), but only when she's fully aware that it's an act designed purely to deceive a mark.
* ''Series/{{Monk}}'' struggles to have a normal conversation even ''with'' cue cards. A few episodes have subverted this, though, by showing that he can actually be reasonably personable at times, it's just buried under layers of neuroses. For example, a large part of the plot of "Mr. Monk Is On The Air" is devoted to Monk's concerns about his deficient sense of humour. The episode ends with him watching his wedding video, and in it, he's laughing uproariously. It doesn't help that Monk's mother is shown to have been far more obsessive compulsive, and raised her sons to fear and obey her obsessions. Monk's father left the family because of her obsessive behavior, leaving the two sons to be RaisedByWolves.
** His brother Ambrose is even worse, to the point of being a shut-in.
** 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".
* An episode of ''Series/TheXFiles'' features the monster of the week as an entire feral family. It's hinted that the family has lived down through the centuries like this, and are the source of the legend of the JerseyDevil.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** The Doctor has moments of acting like this, more so in some [[TheNthDoctor incarnations]] than others. It's partly ObfuscatingStupidity, partly the fact that a time-traveling alien can hardly be expected to understand the social mores of every time and place he visits, and sometimes just the way he is:
*** 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 realise 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 "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 "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 realises this was an overreaction. In "Planet of the 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 "The Aztecs" where he gets accidentally engaged to someone...
*** The Fourth Doctor ''pretends'' to have no social skills as ObfuscatingStupidity and offers people jelly babies as a kind of social litmus test but actually has a very calculating social intelligence, and is just a bit of a weird person. Unless [[DependingOnTheWriter that week's story revolves around him not having any social skills]].
*** Particularly strong with the Eleventh Doctor--his interpersonal skills are actually very, very good, especially by Doctor standards, but his understanding of human culture and what kind of behavior is inappropriate in the setting is minimal. For a classic example, see [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E11TheLodger "The Lodger"]].
*** 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 apologising (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.
** First Doctor companion Steven Taylor was living in a PeopleZoo, cut off from anyone of his own kind, with only a [[CompanionCube stuffed panda toy]] and emotionless, faceless robots for company for two years, and his social skills have suffered. Though he's good at bluffing people, when he's himself he repeatedly struggles to phrase reasonable opinions in non-confrontational ways and tends to interrupt people or accidentally upset them. His skills notably improve as his run goes on, until he's eventually PutOnABus as a mediator between two feuding groups on a distant planet.
* There was one ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'' episode where he found a guy he left out in the woods who seemed completely wild (even though he was a full grown adult when it happened). Part of the reasons for his behavior was eating berries in the forest, and things had gotten so bad that he married a raccoon. It drew comparisons between him and Tarzan, until the end when it turns out that the man had [[spoiler:an acute case of schizoid or avoidant personality disorder and would never be able to assimilate into regular society without drugs. Earl decided the best thing to do would be to release him into the wild where he was happiest]].



* Many of the characters on ''The Office'' are...awkward, but on [[Series/TheOfficeUS the American version]], Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute seem tangentially acquainted with human society at best. Michael was clearly raised by pop culture, and expects everything to work out in real life the way it does in movies and on television. Dwight was raised on an insular beet farm without most of the niceties of civilization:
-->'''Dwight:''' She introduced me to so many things. Pasteurized milk. Sheets. Monotheism. Presents on your birthday. Preventative medicine.
** Dwight's cousin Mose is even worse. On the [[Series/TheOfficeUK original]], David Brent isn't quite as bad as Michael Scott. Gareth Keenan is almost as bad as Dwight, though more militant than rural.

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* Many of Cameron from ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', since she is a terminator. Skynet's human disguise program: hot on the characters on ''The Office'' are...visuals, crap with the chat.
** Interestingly, in the pilot, before she is revealed as a RobotGirl, she seems like a normal teenage girl, trying to make friends with John Connor. Then in the next episode Cameron is electrocuted and given a forced reboot, awakening as [[EmotionlessGirl emotionless]] and socially
awkward, but on [[Series/TheOfficeUS meaning [[CameBackWrong she possibly forgot how to behave convincingly]].
*** Cameron's shown
the American version]], Michael Scott and Dwight Schrute seem tangentially acquainted with ability to fake human society at best. Michael was clearly raised by pop culture, and expects everything interaction long enough to work get information out in real life the way it does in movies and on television. Dwight was raised on an insular beet farm without most of the niceties of civilization:
-->'''Dwight:''' She introduced me to so many things. Pasteurized milk. Sheets. Monotheism. Presents on your birthday. Preventative medicine.
** Dwight's cousin Mose is even worse. On the [[Series/TheOfficeUK original]], David Brent isn't quite as bad as Michael Scott. Gareth Keenan is almost as bad as Dwight, though more militant than rural.
people. It's only when she's being herself that she struggles.



* Maura Isles of ''Series/RizzoliAndIsles'' is very much this trope. She's also very sweet. Luckily, she has her street smart [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]] Jane Rizzoli to help:
-->'''Jane:''' Did you ever like the same boy as your best friend?
-->'''Maura:''' No.
-->'''Jane:''' Did you ever ''have'' a best friend?
-->'''Maura:''' ''[beat]'' No.
-->'''Jane:''' ''[laughing]'' You would tell me if you were a [[Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan cyborg]], wouldn't you?
-->'''Maura:''' ''[thoughtfully]'' No, I don't think I would.



* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' episode "The Human Operators", a sentient spaceship keeps a lone human man as a slave to repair and maintain it when needed. One day, a female slave is brought on board and the ship orders them to mate and beget the next generation of slaves. The man, having lived on the ship his whole life, has no idea what to do and has to be coached by the female. There's a scene where, after the woman guides his hand over her breasts, the man double takes and looks down at his first erection.
* ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' has Doctor K, who was raised in a top-secret government think tank where her entire life consisted of research ever since she was a toddler. It shows.
** Tyzonn from ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'', though he becomes less awkward as the series goes on.
* 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]].
** Fast forward a bit in the series and you have Sheldon's DistaffCounterpart Amy, who doesn't quite understand that making weird pseudo lesbian comments about her "bestie" Penny is a tad bit uncomfortable for her, and Leonard's mother who is also just like Sheldon--the irony being that she's a psychologist and frequently calls out social problems in others.
** Sheldon's mother, too, in her own way. She's the sweetest, kindest, most caring person on the planet--but she lives so much in her own little bubble that she doesn't realize how offensive the things she says are. (To her credit, when the offensiveness of something she says is pointed out to her, she'll try to avoid saying it, although it is clear she doesn't quite understand why.)
* Spencer Reid in ''Series/CriminalMinds'' has a hard time fitting in with people other than the team, being a mix of an InsufferableGenius and ChildProdigy. However, his knowledge of pop culture is varying and extensive, though he doesn't know about ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. (Lucky Spencer!)
* Gary Bell from ''Series/{{Alphas}}'', [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as he is outright stated to be autistic. He can be very [[{{Adorkable}} sweet]], but tends towards BrutalHonesty, [[LiteralMinded literal-mindedness]], and he CannotTellALie...though he's working on the latter.
-->'''Gary:''' I do lie, I've been practicing. It's a social skill. Like the other day when I said I was gonna have a pudding pop, I was lying 'cause I don't like pudding pops...that was a lie, I do like pudding pops. I just knew we didn't have any.
** 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.
* Saga from ''Series/BronBroen'' is an extreme ByTheBookCop with no apparent understanding of jokes, unwritten laws or comforting lies. She refuses to promise a missing girl's relative that they'll find her alive, picks up a guy in a bar by asking [[DoYouWantToCopulate if he wants to have sex]], and has no idea why her partner's weirded out when she [[spoiler:his eighteen-year-old son spends the night at her place. She doesn't even get why she should tell him they didn't actually have sex until a co-worker suggests it--at which point she explains in front of everyone]].
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': Grant Ward. Maria Hill gave him the lowest rating in this department, even drawing a small porcupine (which Coulson mistook for a "little poop with knives sticking out of it") on his assessment sheet.
* On ''Series/SiliconValley'', billionaire investor Peter Gregory is portrayed as this. He thinks on a completely different level from other people and doesn't seem to care about how they react to him. He loudly hacks if anything goes even the slightest bit out of whack. Additionally, most computer programmers are portrayed as being either overly abrasive or overly timid with little in between.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': The main character himself. Although handsome, [[InsufferableGenius intelligent and insufferable about it]] and [[GreatDetective the world's greatest detective]], he's [[NotGoodWithPeople no good at dealing with other people]], even [[TrueCompanions his friends]], at times. However, he awkwardly (and genuinely) acknowledges his friend's bravery after the whole bomb vest thing.
* The four supergeniuses who comprise two-thirds of the cast of ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' have enough brain power for seven ordinary people and enough social skills for maybe one.
* Dash in ''Series/MinorityReport2015''. He's only come into the public world in the past few weeks - and the fact that he was imprisoned for most of his life and never saw anything but visions of murder certainly didn't help matters.
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'''s Dr. Harrison Wells, despite being a popular and seemingly well-loved celebrity scientist (before the particle accelerator explosion, that is), was described in his biography as "arrogant, prickly, brusque [and] at times contemptuous". He admits to Barry that he's not very fond of the vast majority of people, but he does describe Barry, Caitlin and Cisco as his "closest friends". (Although, given his lack of anything approaching a social life, it's likely that they're his ''only'' friends.) [[spoiler:In fact, this Wells is really Eobard Thawne, the Flash's enemy. However, the real Wells from Earth 2 actually fits this description]].
* Roy and Moss in ''Series/TheITCrowd'', being rather "standard nerds" running an IT department, naturally fall into this trope more often than not, Moss in particular. Jen is ''supposed'' to subvert this, seeing as her role is supposed to be the sociable one who can help the other two actually connect with other people, but actually [[NotSoDifferent she's just as socially inept, awkward, and consumed with her obsessions as the other two]]. The only real difference is that Jen's obsessions are considered more socially mainstream, which enables her to get away with it more.
* DI Helen Morton from ''Series/DCIBanks'', to the extent that she asks Banks' advice on how to better fit in with the team, and then takes notes as he is talking. She is gradually getting better, but it is a slow process.
* When it comes to anything outside of work (and even inside it at times), the detectives in ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' run the line from "functional but have some slightly odd quirks" to "don't appear to understand how humans work at times". Each character has their own eccentricities which tend to interfere with social interaction; Jake is an immature CloudCuckoolander, Captain Holt is an [[TheStoic impassive robot]] with several odd tastes, Amy is easily flustered and tends to babble nervously, Rosa combines Holt's offbeat impassivity with added anger issues, Charles has no verbal filter and seems determined to find [[CreepyGood the creepiest way to express every thought he's ever had]], Gina is a {{Narcissist}} with no interest in anyone else whatsoever, and Scully and Hitchcock basically live in their own odd, rather stupid world. About the only character who seems capable of interacting with other adults with a consistent level of social competence is Terry, which frequently puts him in the OnlySaneMan role when it comes to social interaction.

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* In ''Series/TheOuterLimits1995'' An episode "The Human Operators", a sentient spaceship keeps a lone human man as a slave to repair and maintain it when needed. One day, a female slave is brought on board and of ''Series/TheXFiles'' features the ship orders them to mate and beget monster of the next generation of slaves. The man, having lived on the ship his whole life, has no idea what to do and has to be coached by the female. There's a scene where, after the woman guides his hand over her breasts, the man double takes and looks down at his first erection.
* ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' has Doctor K, who was raised in a top-secret government think tank where her
week as an entire life consisted of research ever since she was a toddler. It shows.
** Tyzonn from ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'', though he becomes less awkward as the series goes on.
* 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]].
** Fast forward a bit in the series and you have Sheldon's DistaffCounterpart Amy, who doesn't quite understand that making weird pseudo lesbian comments about her "bestie" Penny is a tad bit uncomfortable for her, and Leonard's mother who is also just like Sheldon--the irony being that she's a psychologist and frequently calls out social problems in others.
** Sheldon's mother, too, in her own way. She's the sweetest, kindest, most caring person on the planet--but she lives so much in her own little bubble that she doesn't realize how offensive the things she says are. (To her credit, when the offensiveness of something she says is pointed out to her, she'll try to avoid saying it, although it is clear she doesn't quite understand why.)
* Spencer Reid in ''Series/CriminalMinds'' has a hard time fitting in with people other than the team, being a mix of an InsufferableGenius and ChildProdigy. However, his knowledge of pop culture is varying and extensive, though he doesn't know about ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. (Lucky Spencer!)
* Gary Bell from ''Series/{{Alphas}}'', [[JustifiedTrope justified]] as he is outright stated to be autistic. He can be very [[{{Adorkable}} sweet]], but tends towards BrutalHonesty, [[LiteralMinded literal-mindedness]], and he CannotTellALie...though he's working on the latter.
-->'''Gary:''' I do lie, I've been practicing.
feral family. It's a social skill. Like hinted that the other day when I said I was gonna have a pudding pop, I was lying 'cause I don't family has lived down through the centuries like pudding pops...that was a lie, I do like pudding pops. I just knew we didn't have any.
** Taking
this, and are 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.
* Saga from ''Series/BronBroen'' is an extreme ByTheBookCop with no apparent understanding of jokes, unwritten laws or comforting lies. She refuses to promise a missing girl's relative that they'll find her alive, picks up a guy in a bar by asking [[DoYouWantToCopulate if he wants to have sex]], and has no idea why her partner's weirded out when she [[spoiler:his eighteen-year-old son spends the night at her place. She doesn't even get why she should tell him they didn't actually have sex until a co-worker suggests it--at which point she explains in front of everyone]].
* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': Grant Ward. Maria Hill gave him the lowest rating in this department, even drawing a small porcupine (which Coulson mistook for a "little poop with knives sticking out of it") on his assessment sheet.
* On ''Series/SiliconValley'', billionaire investor Peter Gregory is portrayed as this. He thinks on a completely different level from other people and doesn't seem to care about how they react to him. He loudly hacks if anything goes even the slightest bit out of whack. Additionally, most computer programmers are portrayed as being either overly abrasive or overly timid with little in between.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': The main character himself. Although handsome, [[InsufferableGenius intelligent and insufferable about it]] and [[GreatDetective the world's greatest detective]], he's [[NotGoodWithPeople no good at dealing with other people]], even [[TrueCompanions his friends]], at times. However, he awkwardly (and genuinely) acknowledges his friend's bravery after the whole bomb vest thing.
* The four supergeniuses who comprise two-thirds
source of the cast of ''Series/{{Scorpion}}'' have enough brain power for seven ordinary people and enough social skills for maybe one.
* Dash in ''Series/MinorityReport2015''. He's only come into the public world in the past few weeks - and the fact that he was imprisoned for most of his life and never saw anything but visions of murder certainly didn't help matters.
* ''Series/TheFlash2014'''s Dr. Harrison Wells, despite being a popular and seemingly well-loved celebrity scientist (before the particle accelerator explosion, that is), was described in his biography as "arrogant, prickly, brusque [and] at times contemptuous". He admits to Barry that he's not very fond
legend of the vast majority of people, but he does describe Barry, Caitlin and Cisco as his "closest friends". (Although, given his lack of anything approaching a social life, it's likely that they're his ''only'' friends.) [[spoiler:In fact, this Wells is really Eobard Thawne, the Flash's enemy. However, the real Wells from Earth 2 actually fits this description]].
* Roy and Moss in ''Series/TheITCrowd'', being rather "standard nerds" running an IT department, naturally fall into this trope more often than not, Moss in particular. Jen is ''supposed'' to subvert this, seeing as her role is supposed to be the sociable one who can help the other two actually connect with other people, but actually [[NotSoDifferent she's just as socially inept, awkward, and consumed with her obsessions as the other two]]. The only real difference is that Jen's obsessions are considered more socially mainstream, which enables her to get away with it more.
* DI Helen Morton from ''Series/DCIBanks'', to the extent that she asks Banks' advice on how to better fit in with the team, and then takes notes as he is talking. She is gradually getting better, but it is a slow process.
* When it comes to anything outside of work (and even inside it at times), the detectives in ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'' run the line from "functional but have some slightly odd quirks" to "don't appear to understand how humans work at times". Each character has their own eccentricities which tend to interfere with social interaction; Jake is an immature CloudCuckoolander, Captain Holt is an [[TheStoic impassive robot]] with several odd tastes, Amy is easily flustered and tends to babble nervously, Rosa combines Holt's offbeat impassivity with added anger issues, Charles has no verbal filter and seems determined to find [[CreepyGood the creepiest way to express every thought he's ever had]], Gina is a {{Narcissist}} with no interest in anyone else whatsoever, and Scully and Hitchcock basically live in their own odd, rather stupid world. About the only character who seems capable of interacting with other adults with a consistent level of social competence is Terry, which frequently puts him in the OnlySaneMan role when it comes to social interaction.
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* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' features Heffer the steer, who has constant trouble with social conventions. He was literally RaisedByWolves, in this case a dysfunctional family of lupine suburbanites.
* ComicBook/{{Superboy}} from the animated series ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' is a clone of Franchise/{{Superman}} who was grown in 16 weeks and fed information via telepathic genomorphs. Suffice to say he finds it difficult to deal with people, particularly his new teammates, when he's just beginning to adjust to life outside of CADMUS.
** Also, M'Gann who [[AliensStealCable had learned about Earth by watching TV]] and is ignorant of more common social behaviours and struggles to learn what is appropriate with regards to telepathy and privacy. This comes up with an in-universe case of ValuesDissonance when [[spoiler: M'Gann shapeshifted into Black Canary while kissing Conner. J'Onn says that it's common to shape-shift for a partner since everyone can read minds and wouldn't be confused. Black Canary was still very upset.]]
* [[HomeschooledKids Ezekiel]] from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama.''
* The trio that is ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. All three are social outcasts who have difficulty mingling with the other kids.
** Ed is just plain stupid, but a sweet guy. Even that can annoy people, especially his little sister and Eddy.
** Edd is somewhat better, but he can't seem to stop talking without using complicated words. Not to mention, he can't talk to girls without sweating or stuttering.
** Eddy seems to think that he'll be popular if he acts like a jerk and scamming people. It has the opposite effect, though, as it leads to him often getting beaten up or humiliated.
** Rolf too, due to immigrating from another country and taking his exotic culture with him.
** Johnny as well. He has a hunk of wood for a best friend, after all.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Twilight Sparkle starts out like this due to her voluntary asocial lifestyle. Half the reason she's ''in'' Ponyville is so she can learn about friendship. She needed a ''book'' to tell her what a slumber party was and how to throw it! In the episode "Baby Cakes", she casually (and {{innocently|Insensitive}}) tells Pinkie Pie that she pretty much expected Pinkie would be out of her depth caring for twin babies. She doesn't appear to notice that Pinkie is offended by this statement even as Pinkie kicks her out of Sugarcube Corner. She [[CharacterDevelopment gets better]] as the series goes along.
** And then you've got Princess Luna, though that can be excused for being [[FishOutOfTemporalWater sealed in the moon for a thousand years.]] Hard to keep up with modern etiquette in a situation like that.
* One episode of ''Film/PoliceAcademy: [[RecycledTheSeries the Animated Series]]'' featured a young man who was literally RaisedByWolves. Most of the episode has been spent by the heroes teaching him human behavior or trying to find his parents.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Korra, Avatar [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Aang's]] reincarnation, was whisked away to a compound deep in the south pole where she could master the four elements in complete safety and security. The only problem? After coming to Republic City with only her best friend Naga (a Polar-Bear Dog), she is almost completely tactless when it comes to dealing with the locals of the city and proves to be InnocentlyInsensitive when she winds up involved in a LoveTriangle. A lot of people are able to influence her because of this.

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* ** In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', Korra, Avatar [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Aang's]] reincarnation, was whisked away to a compound deep in the south pole where she could master the four elements in complete safety and security. The only problem? After coming to Republic City with only her best friend Naga (a Polar-Bear Dog), she is almost completely tactless when it comes to dealing with the locals of the city and proves to be InnocentlyInsensitive when she winds up involved in a LoveTriangle. A lot of people are able to influence her because of this.



* The trio that is ''WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy''. All three are social outcasts who have difficulty mingling with the other kids.
** Ed is just plain stupid, but a sweet guy. Even that can annoy people, especially his little sister and Eddy.
** Edd is somewhat better, but he can't seem to stop talking without using complicated words. Not to mention, he can't talk to girls without sweating or stuttering.
** Eddy seems to think that he'll be popular if he acts like a jerk and scamming people. It has the opposite effect, though, as it leads to him often getting beaten up or humiliated.
** Rolf too, due to immigrating from another country and taking his exotic culture with him.
** Johnny as well. He has a hunk of wood for a best friend, after all.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Twilight Sparkle starts out like this due to her voluntary asocial lifestyle. Half the reason she's ''in'' Ponyville is so she can learn about friendship. She needed a ''book'' to tell her what a slumber party was and how to throw it! In the episode "Baby Cakes", she casually (and {{innocently|Insensitive}}) tells Pinkie Pie that she pretty much expected Pinkie would be out of her depth caring for twin babies. She doesn't appear to notice that Pinkie is offended by this statement even as Pinkie kicks her out of Sugarcube Corner. She [[CharacterDevelopment gets better]] as the series goes along.
** And then you've got Princess Luna, though that can be excused for being [[FishOutOfTemporalWater sealed in the moon for a thousand years.]] Hard to keep up with modern etiquette in a situation like that.
* One episode of ''Film/PoliceAcademy: [[RecycledTheSeries the Animated Series]]'' featured a young man who was literally RaisedByWolves. Most of the episode has been spent by the heroes teaching him human behavior or trying to find his parents.
* ''WesternAnimation/RockosModernLife'' features Heffer the steer, who has constant trouble with social conventions. He was literally RaisedByWolves, in this case a dysfunctional family of lupine suburbanites.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[spoiler:[[SixthRanger Peridot]] has incredibly poor social skills in regards to humans and the Crystal Gems due to being new to the planet. She's revealed to not understand why she feels bad (small) when she accidentally hurts someone's feelings. She also doesn't understand why Garnet chooses to stay fused or why the others don't treat Pearl as she was taught a member of her SlaveRace should be treated. Though it's shown that this is a result of her conditioning on Homeworld, as she quickly learns all of them spending time with the Crystal Gems.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[spoiler:[[SixthRanger Peridot]] has incredibly poor social skills in regards to humans and the Crystal Gems due to being new to the planet. She's revealed to not understand why she feels bad (small) when she accidentally hurts someone's feelings. She also doesn't understand why Garnet chooses to stay fused or why the others don't treat Pearl as she was taught a member of her SlaveRace should be treated. Though it's shown that this is a result of her conditioning on Homeworld, as she quickly learns all of them spending time with the Crystal Gems.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[spoiler:[[SixthRanger Peridot]] has incredibly poor social skills in regards to humans and the Crystal Gems due to being new to the planet. She's revealed to not understand why she feels bad (small) when she accidentally hurts someone's feelings. She also doesn't understand why Garnet chooses to stay fused or why the others don't treat Pearl as she was taught a member of her SlaveRace should be treated. Though it's shown that this is a result of her conditioning on Homeworld, as she quickly learns all of them spending time with the Crystal Gems.]][[HomeschooledKids Ezekiel]] from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama.''


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* ComicBook/{{Superboy}} from the animated series ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' is a clone of Franchise/{{Superman}} who was grown in 16 weeks and fed information via telepathic genomorphs. Suffice to say he finds it difficult to deal with people, particularly his new teammates, when he's just beginning to adjust to life outside of CADMUS.
** Also, M'Gann who [[AliensStealCable had learned about Earth by watching TV]] and is ignorant of more common social behaviours and struggles to learn what is appropriate with regards to telepathy and privacy. This comes up with an in-universe case of ValuesDissonance when [[spoiler: M'Gann shapeshifted into Black Canary while kissing Conner. J'Onn says that it's common to shape-shift for a partner since everyone can read minds and wouldn't be confused. Black Canary was still very upset.]]


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* In ''VideoGame/ShopHeroes'', Nya is rather odd in her interactions with you an unsuccessful attempt at complementing her causes her to talk about your disturbing aura, and even a successful compliment still causes her to call you strange.
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** Twilight Sparkle. Hell, half the reason she's ''in'' Ponyville is so she can learn about friendship. (And let's not even get into the fact that she needed a ''book'' to tell her what a slumber party was and how to throw it...) In the episode "Baby Cakes", she casually (and {{innocently|Insensitive}}) tells Pinkie Pie that she pretty much expected Pinkie would be out of her depth caring for twin babies. She doesn't appear to notice that Pinkie is offended by this statement even as Pinkie kicks her out of Sugarcube Corner.

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** Twilight Sparkle. Hell, half Sparkle starts out like this due to her voluntary asocial lifestyle. Half the reason she's ''in'' Ponyville is so she can learn about friendship. (And let's not even get into the fact that she She needed a ''book'' to tell her what a slumber party was and how to throw it...) it! In the episode "Baby Cakes", she casually (and {{innocently|Insensitive}}) tells Pinkie Pie that she pretty much expected Pinkie would be out of her depth caring for twin babies. She doesn't appear to notice that Pinkie is offended by this statement even as Pinkie kicks her out of Sugarcube Corner. She [[CharacterDevelopment gets better]] as the series goes along.
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** Gaara, thanks to having a similar childhood, is not much better than Naruto -- in fact, he might be even worse. ''[[LightNovel/NarutoHiden Gaara Hiden]]'' reveals he was completely unaware of Shikamaru and Temari's sexual tension (something even Naruto noticed), and thus was the only one surprised when they got together. Further interactions with his [[spoiler:fiancée]] reveal that as great leader as he is, Gaara has little-to-no idea how to interact with other people on a more familiar level (besides his family).

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** Gaara, thanks to having a similar childhood, is not much better than Naruto -- in fact, he might be even worse. ''[[LightNovel/NarutoHiden Gaara Hiden]]'' reveals he was completely unaware of [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Shikamaru and Temari's sexual tension tension]] (something even Naruto [[ObliviousToLove Naruto]] noticed), and thus was the only one surprised when they got together. Further interactions with his [[spoiler:fiancée]] reveal that as great leader as he is, Gaara has little-to-no idea how to interact with other people on a more familiar level (besides his family).
7th Apr '17 6:18:36 PM mouschilight
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** Naruto's social ineptness could be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] when you consider the fact that [[AllTheOtherReindeer he was always shunned and avoided like the plague]] because of the [[SealedEvilInACan Kyuubi sealed within him.]] Not too much social practice there when you think about it.

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** Naruto's social ineptness could be [[JustifiedTrope justified]] when you consider the fact that [[AllTheOtherReindeer [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer he was always shunned and avoided like the plague]] because of the [[SealedEvilInACan Kyuubi sealed within him.]] Not too much social practice there when you think about it.
2nd Apr '17 9:15:01 PM SomberCaelifera
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''--Seven of Nine definitely had No Social Skills, as she was assimilated by the Borg when she was eight. Many a situation of HilarityEnsues.

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''--Seven of Nine definitely had No Social Skills, as she was assimilated by the Borg when she was eight.six. Many a situation of HilarityEnsues.
2nd Apr '17 8:04:16 AM VoraciousBatrachian
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* Mater from the Pixar Cars films. He's socially awkward and socially inept. He has a hard time communicating his thoughts and feelings to others and doesn't know what topics to talk about in front of other people. He has a hard time with others' opinions too, either not understanding them or thinking that if they don't like his friend McQueen they must be bad people. He sometimes says inappropriate things at the wrong times and unintentionally embarrasses his friends in public places when talking to new people. Whether this is an AmbiguousDisorder or just an effect of him being a backwoods loner (or both) is left for the viewer.

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* Mater from the Pixar Cars films. He's socially awkward and socially inept. He has a hard time communicating his thoughts and feelings to others and doesn't know what topics to talk about in front of other people. He has a hard time with others' opinions too, either not understanding them or thinking that if they don't like his friend McQueen they must be bad people. He sometimes says inappropriate things at the wrong times and unintentionally embarrasses his friends in public places when talking to new people. Whether this is an AmbiguousDisorder or just an effect of him being He has Asperger's Syndrome and he's a backwoods loner (or both) is left for the viewer.redneck.
26th Mar '17 4:35:25 PM WillBGood
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* The Players in ''[[Magicka]]'' grew up in an isolationist School of Magick supposed to keep wizards away from sane people. Their lack of ANY kind of social skills expresses itself in them being silent protagonists, which causes three of the Boss fights when they are unable to mention that Vlad sent them with an errant and instead slaughter their way through the servants of their Allies. Vlad even complains about it.

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* The Players in ''[[Magicka]]'' ''VideoGame/{{Magicka}}'' grew up in an isolationist School of Magick supposed to keep wizards away from sane people. Their lack of ANY kind of social skills expresses itself in them being silent protagonists, which causes three of the Boss fights when they are unable to mention that Vlad sent them with an errant and instead slaughter their way through the servants of their Allies. Vlad even complains about it.



** Twilight Sparkle. Hell, half the reason she's ''in'' Ponyville is so she can learn about friendship. (And let's not even get into the fact that she needed a ''book'' to tell her what a slumber party was and how to throw it...) In the episode "Baby Cakes", she casually ([[InnocentlyInsensitive and innocently]]) tells Pinkie Pie that she pretty much expected Pinkie would be out of her depth caring for twin babies. She doesn't appear to notice that Pinkie is offended by this statement even as Pinkie kicks her out of Sugarcube Corner.

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** Twilight Sparkle. Hell, half the reason she's ''in'' Ponyville is so she can learn about friendship. (And let's not even get into the fact that she needed a ''book'' to tell her what a slumber party was and how to throw it...) In the episode "Baby Cakes", she casually ([[InnocentlyInsensitive and innocently]]) (and {{innocently|Insensitive}}) tells Pinkie Pie that she pretty much expected Pinkie would be out of her depth caring for twin babies. She doesn't appear to notice that Pinkie is offended by this statement even as Pinkie kicks her out of Sugarcube Corner.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[spoiler:[[SixthRanger Peridot]] has incredibly poor social skills in regards to humans and the Crystal Gems due to being new to the planet. She's revealed to not understand why she feels bad (small) when she accidentally hurts someone's feelings. She also doesn't understand why Garnet chooses to stay fused or why the others don't treat Pearl as she was taught a member of her SlaveRace should. Though it's shown that this is a result of her conditioning on Homeworld, as she quickly learns all of them spending time with the Crystal Gems.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'', [[spoiler:[[SixthRanger Peridot]] has incredibly poor social skills in regards to humans and the Crystal Gems due to being new to the planet. She's revealed to not understand why she feels bad (small) when she accidentally hurts someone's feelings. She also doesn't understand why Garnet chooses to stay fused or why the others don't treat Pearl as she was taught a member of her SlaveRace should.should be treated. Though it's shown that this is a result of her conditioning on Homeworld, as she quickly learns all of them spending time with the Crystal Gems.]]
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