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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.
4th Aug '17 8:12:18 PM PeaceAndLove
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1st Jun '17 7:59:24 PM Monolaf317
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1st Jun '17 11:11:05 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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*** ''VideoGame/Persona5'': 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. Not surprisingly, he and the above-mentioned Futaba tend to bicker whenever they're around each other.

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*** ''VideoGame/Persona5'': 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 [[GoodOldWays 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. Not surprisingly, he and the above-mentioned Futaba tend to bicker whenever they're around each other.
1st Jun '17 11:10:26 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'': Ike. He's a common mercenary raised by his father Greil to be honest and treat others equally, which is all very good until he arrives at Begnion with its divided classes and strict customs. He ultimately ends up yelling at their beloved apostle before the entire senate without even knowing the gravity of his actions. Fortunately his RaisedByWolves nature makes him one of the few beorc to gain the laguz's trust.
* To a degree, Lyndis aka Lyn from the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' games. Being the daughter of a Lorca chieftain and a Lycian princess, she found herself at quite the loss after meeting her Lycian grandfather and staying with him in court. more information is in her supports with Eliwood.

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* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance]]'': ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'':
Ike. He's a common mercenary raised by his father Greil to be honest and treat others equally, which is all very good until he arrives at Begnion with its divided classes and strict customs. He ultimately ends up yelling at their beloved apostle before the entire senate without even knowing the gravity of his actions. Fortunately his RaisedByWolves nature makes him one of the few beorc to gain the laguz's trust.
* ** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBlazingBlade'': To a degree, Lyndis aka Lyn from the ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe'' games.is this. Being the daughter of a Lorca chieftain and a Lycian princess, she found herself at quite the loss after meeting her Lycian grandfather and staying with him in court. more information is in her supports with Eliwood.



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series:
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'': It's never exactly clear ''how'' Elizabeth was raised, but she has no idea how the world outside the Velvet Room functions when you take her out on dates in ''FES''. Among other things, she thinks you're supposed to ''kill'' the people on a WantedPoster, believes a manhole is a pitfall trap, and gets trapped inside a jungle gym when she tries to play on it.
** Elizabeth's younger brother Theodore in ''Persona 3 Portable'' is similarly clueless. Considering that he can drink a can of machine oil with no ill effects and tell to the degree the temperature of water by dipping his hand in it, it's a reasonable bet that he and his sisters aren't human to begin with.
** Their eldest sister Margaret in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', on the other hand, seems well aware of how the world works, although she only leaves the Velvet Room once (to speak to the protagonist in private). Whether her savviness is due to greater experience with the world or whether Elizabeth and Theodore are simply quirky by nature is left open to WildMassGuessing.
** It is possible that Theodore and Elizabeth told Margaret about the real world.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona}}'' series:
''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'': ''VideoGame/Persona3'': It's never exactly clear ''how'' Elizabeth was raised, but she has no idea how the world outside the Velvet Room functions when you take her out on dates in ''FES''. Among other things, she thinks you're supposed to ''kill'' the people on a WantedPoster, believes a manhole is a pitfall trap, and gets trapped inside a jungle gym when she tries to play on it.
** Elizabeth's
it. Her younger brother Theodore in ''Persona 3 Portable'' is similarly clueless. Considering clueless; it's indicated that he neither sibling is human to begin with, considering that Theo can drink a can of machine oil with no ill effects and tell to the degree the temperature of water by dipping his hand in it, it's a reasonable bet that he and his sisters aren't human to begin with.
** Their
it. In contrast, their eldest sister Margaret in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', on the other hand, ''VideoGame/Persona4'' seems well aware of how the world works, although she only leaves the Velvet Room once (to once, to speak to the protagonist in private). Whether private (whether her savviness is due to greater experience with the world or whether Elizabeth and Theodore are simply quirky by nature is left open to WildMassGuessing.
WildMassGuessing).
** It ''VideoGame/Persona5'': Futaba Sakura is possible that Theodore a recovering {{Hikikomori}} who's been relying solely on the Internet for any socialization. As such, she's awkward and Elizabeth told Margaret about the real world.withdrawn around most people, and tends to be incredibly tactless whenever she ''does'' try to socialize. Her Confidant revolves around her learning to be a part of society again.



*** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'': Akihiko Sanada. As a result of his misguided need for power, his only 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]].
*** ''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.
* N Harmonia from PokemonBlackAndWhite is like this [[spoiler: due to being raised in nearly complete isolation from other people.]]

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*** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'': ''VideoGame/Persona3'': Akihiko Sanada. As a result of his misguided need for power, his only 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.]]) recovered before then]]. 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 tongue-tied around her, which escalates if you choose him to be her LoveInterest.
*** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'': ''VideoGame/Persona4'': Kanji Tatsumi, albeit not nearly as much as Akihiko or Yusuke.the others on this list. 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]].
*** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 5}}'': ''VideoGame/Persona5'': 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]] 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.'' 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.
people. Not surprisingly, he and the above-mentioned Futaba tend to bicker whenever they're around each other.
* N Harmonia from PokemonBlackAndWhite ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' is like this [[spoiler: due to being raised in nearly complete isolation from other people.]]
30th May '17 1:18:35 PM dorksupreme
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*In ''VisualNovel/DanganRonpaV3'', Shuichi Saihara is good at reasoning and all that, but he isn't too good with socializing with others.[[spoiler: Which also led to his fear of revealing the truth about murders.]] He makes friends, but he is still a SociallyAwkwardHero. [[spoiler: Of course, that friend of his was unjustly executed in the first trial.]]
27th May '17 11:37:24 AM SamCurt
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* ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'':
** Aya zigzags this trope to the point that viewers aren't really sure if she's really lacking in social skills. Her FriendlessBackground is basically due to being on a "different bandwidth" of her classmates, and her inability to sustain small talk, which indicates this trope. On the other hand, she doesn't really have any problem handling the rest of [[TheTeam Detective Team KZ]]...
** [[{{Adorkable}} Kozuka]] is a straight example when he was younger; he had a hard time communicating with his peers, especially girls; although he seems to have improved at PresentDay.


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* ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'':
** Aya zigzags this trope to the point that viewers aren't really sure if she's really lacking in social skills. Her FriendlessBackground is basically due to being on a "different bandwidth" of her classmates, and her inability to sustain small talk, which indicates this trope. On the other hand, she doesn't really have any problem handling the rest of [[TheTeam Detective Team KZ]]...
** [[{{Adorkable}} Kozuka]] is a straight example when he was younger; he had a hard time communicating with his peers, especially girls; although he seems to have improved at PresentDay.
** Nanaki is still this at PresentDay, but then [[JustifiedTrope one should expect this]] from a person who live most of his life as TheShutIn.
22nd May '17 1:55:19 AM mouschilight
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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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