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12th Feb '17 12:26:03 AM ILikeRobots
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* [[TheComicallySerious Germany]] of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', to the point that he has to consult books repeatedly just to help him understand his [[ShipTease "special pal"]] North Italy, his {{Foil}} who happens to be [[CuddleBug very physically affectionate]], [[TheDitz ditzy]], and outgoing. Germany is ''[[HairTriggerTemper very tightly wound]]'', and his usual way to solve a problem involves either [[DrillSergeantNasty screaming at and/or threatening the person responsible]] until they back down, and it's clear that he's [[OddFriendship making exceptions for Italy]].

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia:''
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[[TheComicallySerious Germany]] of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', Germany]], to the point that he has to consult books repeatedly just to help him understand his [[ShipTease "special pal"]] North Italy, his {{Foil}} who happens to be [[CuddleBug very physically affectionate]], [[TheDitz ditzy]], and outgoing. Germany is ''[[HairTriggerTemper very tightly wound]]'', and his usual way to solve a problem involves either [[DrillSergeantNasty screaming at and/or threatening the person responsible]] until they back down, and it's clear that he's [[OddFriendship making exceptions for Italy]].
6th Feb '17 1:17:45 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'':
** Lalli doesn't like spending much time around other people and managed to get a job as a night scout that let him do just that, which causes him to be lost in social situations due to a mix of lack of practice and his AmbiguousDisorder. This leads to a lot of BrutalHonesty, InnocentlyInsensitive moments and generally having a behaviour that takes a little getting used to for people who meet him for the first time.
** Emil has trouble hitting a middle ground between overthinking things and letting the self-centered RichJerk habits he acquired before his family's RichesToRags episode bleed out profusely. The worst part is that he actually means well behind all of it and is actually a quite caring and patient person. He actually ends up in an OddFriendship with ''Lalli'', with whom he doesn't share any language on top of everything else, of all people.
3rd Feb '17 11:47:03 AM Lemia
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* Kent from ''[[VideoGame/AmnesiaOtome Amnesia: Memories]]'' is [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation highly intelligent but so utterly lacking in social skills]] that he consults guidebooks on how to act in a romantic relationship, thinks a math workbook is a good gift for a girlfriend, and [[InnocentlyInsensitive genuinely didn't realize]] that telling the girl he liked that it was her fault that her dog died and that death is an inevitable outcome not worth getting upset over might make her mad at him.
2nd Feb '17 9:00:25 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[HomeschooledKids Ezekiel]] from ''TotalDrama.''

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* [[HomeschooledKids Ezekiel]] from ''TotalDrama.''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama.''
1st Feb '17 12:32:29 AM Dark_Lord_
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* Jan Kandou from ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'', raised by pandas and tigers. He calls himself a "tiger boy" and demonstrates incredible strength, such as having a tree fall on him with no effect. It takes him a few episodes to master the concept of things like doors. His defining trait, though, is that, while he can speak proper Japanese, he colors it with made-up babytalk words such as "nikiniki" (happy) and "zowazowa" (danger).
** The Gosei Angels in ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' suffer from this to some extent, though the Landicks are slightly less affected than the other three.

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* Jan Kandou from ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'', raised by pandas and tigers. He calls himself a "tiger boy" and demonstrates incredible strength, such as having a tree fall on him ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' has several characters lacking basic social skills. Most of them are either not human or haven't had much interaction with no effect. It takes him a few episodes to master the concept of things like doors. His defining trait, though, is that, while he can speak proper Japanese, he colors it with made-up babytalk words such as "nikiniki" (happy) and "zowazowa" (danger).
** The Gosei Angels in ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' suffer from this to some extent, though the Landicks are slightly less affected than the other three.
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** Jan Kandou from ''Series/JukenSentaiGekiranger'', raised by pandas and tigers. He calls himself a "tiger boy" and demonstrates incredible strength, such as having a tree fall on him with no effect. It takes him a few episodes to master the concept of things like doors. His defining trait, though, is that, while he can speak proper Japanese, he colors it with made-up babytalk words such as "nikiniki" (happy) and "zowazowa" (danger).
** The Gosei Angels in ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' suffer from this to some extent, though the Landicks are slightly less affected than the other three.
13th Jan '17 8:33:27 PM QueenBEAUTY
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** ''{{VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'': Akihiko Sanada. At the beginning of the game, his only two real relationships are a professional one with [[PlatonicLifePartners Mitsuru]] and a heavily strained friendship with childhood friend [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Shinjiro]]; the latter in particular is [[spoiler:killed late in the game, and due to [[PoorCommunicationKills a lack of communication]] on both their parts, their friendship never really recovers.]]) As [[BeachEpisode the Yakushima trip]] and early game interaction shows, he's aloof, [[ObliviousToLove completely oblivious to both his popularity in school and to the girls who fawn over him]], and when casual conversation comes up, he'll either be the game's ExpositionFairy or talk about obscure fitness facts. The PSP re-release has a new social link that the female protagonist can get with him, and he gets ''really'' tongue tied around her, which escalates if you choose him to be her LoveInterest.
** ''{{VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'': Kanji Tatsumi, albeit not nearly as much as Akihiko or Yusuke. His extremely brutish personality is a facade hiding [[BeneathTheMask deeply-rooted insecurities]] over [[RealMenWearPink his talent for handicrafts]]; said talent made him a bully magnet and, to a lesser extent, made him [[AmbiguouslyBi question his sexuality]]. He's very much aware that his behavior is off-putting, but he has a hard time dropping it and tends to either accidentally scare people off or [[ButtMonkey be on the wrong end of his friends' jokes]].

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** ''{{VideoGame/{{Persona *** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'': Akihiko Sanada. At the beginning As a result of the game, his misguided need for power, his only two real relationships are a professional one with [[PlatonicLifePartners Mitsuru]] and a heavily strained friendship with childhood friend [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Shinjiro]]; the latter in particular is [[spoiler:killed late in the game, and due to [[PoorCommunicationKills a lack of communication]] on both their parts, their friendship never really recovers.]]) As [[BeachEpisode the Yakushima trip]] and early game interaction shows, he's aloof, [[ObliviousToLove completely oblivious to both his popularity in school and to the girls who fawn over him]], and when casual conversation comes up, he'll either be the game's ExpositionFairy or talk about obscure fitness facts. The PSP re-release has a new social link that the female protagonist can get with him, and he gets ''really'' tongue tied around her, which escalates if you choose him to be her LoveInterest.
** ''{{VideoGame/{{Persona *** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'': Kanji Tatsumi, albeit not nearly as much as Akihiko or Yusuke. His extremely brutish personality is a facade hiding [[BeneathTheMask deeply-rooted insecurities]] over [[RealMenWearPink his talent for handicrafts]]; said talent made him a bully magnet and, to a lesser extent, made him [[AmbiguouslyBi question his sexuality]]. He's very much aware that his behavior is off-putting, but he has a hard time dropping it and tends to either accidentally scare people off or [[ButtMonkey be on the wrong end of his friends' jokes]].jokes]].
*** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': Yusuke Kitagawa, which can be partially attributed to his upbringing - he had been raised by his elderly mentor, an artist named Madarame, since the age of three, and said mentor is [[GoodOldDays very old fashioned]] in many respects. Art is pretty much one of the only things on Yusuke's mind, to the point that he stays with the Phantom Thieves not necessarily to help others, but because ''the other world they raid will provide new subjects for him to paint.'' He has no tact in public, tends to be insensitive to others, and some of his antics when painting tends to scare off other people.
13th Jan '17 8:23:11 PM QueenBEAUTY
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** A more mundane example from ''3'' is Akihiko Sanada, to a degree. At the beginning of the game, his only two real relationships are a professional one with [[PlatonicLifePartners Mitsuru]] (who in turn gains a far more genuine friendship with Yukari Takeba [[spoiler:after the former's father passes away]]) and a heavily strained friendship with childhood friend [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Shinjiro]] ([[spoiler:who is killed late in the game, and due to [[PoorCommunicationKills a lack of communication]] on both their parts, their friendship never really recovers.]]) As [[BeachEpisode the Yakushima trip]] and early game interaction shows, he's aloof, [[ObliviousToLove completely oblivious to both his popularity in school and to the girls who fawn over him]], and when casual conversation comes up, he'll either be the game's ExpositionFairy or talk about obscure fitness facts. The PSP re-release has a new social link that the female protagonist can get with him, and he gets ''really'' tongue tied around her, which escalates if you choose him to be her LoveInterest.


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** On the whole, characters whose Personas are aligned with [[TarotMotifs the Emperor Arcana]] tend to be socially lacking. This is pretty ironic since the major traits of the Emperor tarot card are excelling as a leader, wisdom, and fatherly/brotherly behavior. The sole exception thus far is the protagonist of the original ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'', who was a HeroicMime in his game and was socially competent in his spinoff appearances.
** ''{{VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'': Akihiko Sanada. At the beginning of the game, his only two real relationships are a professional one with [[PlatonicLifePartners Mitsuru]] and a heavily strained friendship with childhood friend [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Shinjiro]]; the latter in particular is [[spoiler:killed late in the game, and due to [[PoorCommunicationKills a lack of communication]] on both their parts, their friendship never really recovers.]]) As [[BeachEpisode the Yakushima trip]] and early game interaction shows, he's aloof, [[ObliviousToLove completely oblivious to both his popularity in school and to the girls who fawn over him]], and when casual conversation comes up, he'll either be the game's ExpositionFairy or talk about obscure fitness facts. The PSP re-release has a new social link that the female protagonist can get with him, and he gets ''really'' tongue tied around her, which escalates if you choose him to be her LoveInterest.
** ''{{VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'': Kanji Tatsumi, albeit not nearly as much as Akihiko or Yusuke. His extremely brutish personality is a facade hiding [[BeneathTheMask deeply-rooted insecurities]] over [[RealMenWearPink his talent for handicrafts]]; said talent made him a bully magnet and, to a lesser extent, made him [[AmbiguouslyBi question his sexuality]]. He's very much aware that his behavior is off-putting, but he has a hard time dropping it and tends to either accidentally scare people off or [[ButtMonkey be on the wrong end of his friends' jokes]].
29th Dec '16 9:04:34 PM ILikeRobots
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** Russia is [[TheFakeCutie outwardly sweet and kind]], and as a child he was a clear case of IJustWantToHaveFriends, but being bullied and rejected by those around him forced him to make friends [[PsychopathicManchild in other ways]] ("All Will Become One With Russia" indeed...). It's clear even in the present that he doesn't know how to make friends in a non-forceful, non-threaten-people-into-complying manner. At one point, he writes anonymously to [[ChivalrousPervert France's]] radio show on advice how to do so.

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** Russia is [[TheFakeCutie outwardly sweet and kind]], and as a child he was a clear case of IJustWantToHaveFriends, but being bullied and rejected by those around him forced him to make friends [[PsychopathicManchild in other ways]] ("All Will Become One With Russia" indeed...). It's clear even in the present that he doesn't know how to make friends in a non-forceful, non-threaten-people-into-complying manner. At one point, he writes anonymously to [[ChivalrousPervert France's]] radio show on for advice how to do so.
29th Dec '16 9:00:51 PM ILikeRobots
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* [[TheComicallySerious Germany]] of ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', to the point that he has to consult books repeatedly just to help him understand his [[ShipTease "special pal"]] North Italy, his {{Foil}} who happens to be [[CuddleBug very physically affectionate]], [[TheDitz ditzy]], and outgoing. Germany is ''[[HairTriggerTemper very tightly wound]]'', and his usual way to solve a problem involves either [[DrillSergeantNasty screaming at and/or threatening the person responsible]] until they back down, and it's clear that he's [[OddFriendship making exceptions for Italy]].
** Russia is [[TheFakeCutie outwardly sweet and kind]], and as a child he was a clear case of IJustWantToHaveFriends, but being bullied and rejected by those around him forced him to make friends [[PsychopathicManchild in other ways]] ("All Will Become One With Russia" indeed...). It's clear even in the present that he doesn't know how to make friends in a non-forceful, non-threaten-people-into-complying manner. At one point, he writes anonymously to [[ChivalrousPervert France's]] radio show on advice how to do so.
5th Dec '16 9:06:38 PM CountDorku
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* The central joke of ''Oh, the Humanity: A Gentle Guide to Social Interaction for the Feeble Young Introvert'' is that someone who qualifies for this trope has [[TheBlindLeadingTheBlind written a book on social skills]]. A ''[[FauxToGuide self-help]]'' book on social skills.



*** 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. 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.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.
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