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16th Sep '16 1:42:20 AM Tron80
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* ''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Batgirl]]'' - Cassandra Cain, AKA Batgirl III, is arguably even more dysfunctional. The first eight years of her life was spent in a bunker [[TrainingFromHell learning the killing arts]] in isolation from spoken language. The next nine were spent on the streets, unable to comprehend spoken language and fleeing the man who raised her. It shows, even after telepathic intervention enabled her to speak and she got over [[DeathSeeker her death wish]].
--> '''Cassandra''': (''speaking into an audiorecorder/diary'') "They say you are supposed to... dress up for parties," (''looks at conservative business suit in mirror'') "But this is just... wrong."
** Speaking of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' characters, Damien Wayne falls into this as well, especially during the earlier part of his tenure as Robin. Having been raised by the League of Assassins his whole life, adjusting to life as part of the Batfamily was rather difficult, especially trying to drill in the ThouShaltNotKill policy. He was often aloof, headstrong, and rebellious. [[CharacterDevelopment He did get better eventually.]]

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''[[ComicBook/{{Batgirl 2000}} Batgirl]]'' - Cassandra Cain, Cain]]'', AKA Batgirl III, ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' II, is arguably even more pretty dysfunctional. The first eight years of her life was spent in a bunker [[TrainingFromHell learning the killing arts]] in isolation from spoken language. The next nine were spent on the streets, unable to comprehend spoken language and fleeing the man who raised her. It shows, even after telepathic intervention enabled her to speak and she got over [[DeathSeeker her death wish]].
--> '''Cassandra''': ---> '''Cassandra:''' (''speaking into an audiorecorder/diary'') "They say you are supposed to... dress up for parties," (''looks at conservative business suit in mirror'') "But this is just... wrong."
** Speaking of ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' characters, Damien Wayne -the fourth ''Comicbook/{{Robin}}''- falls into this as well, especially during the earlier part of his tenure as Robin. Having been raised by the League of Assassins his whole life, adjusting to life as part of the Batfamily was rather difficult, especially trying to drill in the ThouShaltNotKill policy. He was often aloof, headstrong, and rebellious. [[CharacterDevelopment He did get better eventually.]]]]
** In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'' Barbara Gordon alias ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' makes main universe Batman seem psychologically stable in comparison. She is rude, harsh and tactless, and she doesn't work well with other people (with the exception of Bruce Wayne and ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'').
10th Sep '16 6:34:55 PM SamCurt
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* In the beginning of ''Manga/NewGame'', Kou appears to be quite funny and outgoing. But in Chapter 14/Episode 5, it's revealed that she was much less sociable when she started, having IWorkAlone tendencies and an aversion to people, plus a side order of BrutalHonesty and (in Rin's case) ObliviousToLove.
31st Aug '16 7:59:09 AM wilfredcthulu
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** Ice Bears almost never directly speaks to the other characters and is typically mute for most of the time.

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** Ice Bears Bear almost never directly speaks to the other characters and is typically mute for most of the time.
31st Aug '16 7:56:18 AM wilfredcthulu
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*"WesternAnimation/WeBareBears"
**Ice Bears almost never directly speaks to the other characters and is typically mute for most of the time.
**Charlie is unable to fully understand social cues due to the fact that he has always had to fear and run away from people all his life.
26th Aug '16 1:14:59 AM tsstevens
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* In Kelley Armstrong's ''Literature/WomenOfTheOtherworld'' series, Clayton Danvers was bitten and Changed into a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]] when he was five years old. He spent two years as a WildChild in Louisiana's bayous before being domesticated by another [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]]. He eventually relearned human customs such as "privacy" and "physical contact", but does not understand them and chooses not to observe them unless absolutely necessary. His thoughts are more wolfish than those of other [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], as he was Changed at five instead of fifteen. As a child, he was often assumed to be mentally retarded since he rarely spoke and even then rarely in complete sentences.

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* In Kelley Armstrong's ''Literature/WomenOfTheOtherworld'' series, Clayton Danvers was bitten and Changed into a [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]] when he was five years old. He spent two years as a WildChild in Louisiana's bayous before being domesticated by another [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolf]]. He eventually relearned human customs such as "privacy" and "physical contact", but does not understand them and chooses not to observe them unless absolutely necessary. His thoughts are more wolfish than those of other [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent werewolves]], as he was Changed at five instead of fifteen. As a child, he was often assumed to be mentally retarded handicapped since he rarely spoke and even then rarely in complete sentences.



* Rozalin from ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'', due to her being raised in complete isolation from the real world. [[spoiler:Which was intentional on the part of the BigBad so she would remain a socially-retarded idiot completely devoted to him for her entire life]].

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* Rozalin from ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'', due to her being raised in complete isolation from the real world. [[spoiler:Which was intentional on the part of the BigBad so she would remain a socially-retarded social idiot completely devoted to him for her entire life]].
23rd Aug '16 1:26:01 PM DaibhidC
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See NotGoodWithPeople. Contrast with TheSocialExpert.

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See NotGoodWithPeople.Compare NotGoodWithPeople, where a character has more of an affinity for non-human lifeforms. Contrast with TheSocialExpert.
23rd Jul '16 1:03:48 PM nombretomado
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** Taking the above a step further, ''BigBrother'' had [[MsFanservice Bonnie Holt]], from Leicester, East Midlands, United Kingdom, who may or may not have AspergersSyndrome, but her behavior indicates traces of it, if the Website/YouTube footage of her is anything to go by.

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** Taking the above a step further, ''BigBrother'' ''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.
22nd Jul '16 8:35:31 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Literature/SuperPowereds'', [[EnergyAbsorption Vince]] and [[CharlesAtlasSuperpower Chad]] are both severely lacking in the social department, partly due to them having SacrificedBasicSkillForAwesomeTraining. Vince has spent much of his life as a vagrant and hasn't had any meaningful interaction with anyone after his adopted father's death. His father has also spent much of the time training him in hand-to-hand combat. As a result, Vince is an AllLovingHero, who can't comprehend someone else being dishonest (except by necessity). After [[spoiler:his father's murder at the hand of his best friend]], Chad has devoted his time to training to become the best Hero ever. His power of total body and mind control allows him to train his body to be the ultimate fighting machine and to focus his mind, blocking off emotions he considers unnecessary and eschewing normal human contact. When his mother visits him at Lander, she is worried that he has zero friends. The boys he hangs out with are his sparring partners, nothing more. When Angela expresses an interest in him, all her hints and cues go right over his head, as he takes everything at face value. As does Vince, when Chad explains to him the stated reason why Angela invited him to a club (i.e. she didn't want to invite anyone who would grope her all night long). When Vince's friends find out that both Vince and Chad both honestly believe her reason, they are speechless for a few seconds before trying to figure out how it's possible for there to be two such clueless guys. Vince doesn't understand what they mean, and Nick points out that this just underscores their point. They both get better, though, with Chad even starting to come out of his shell and trying to do more with his friends than exercise and spar.
22nd Jul '16 8:22:48 AM ChronoLegion
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* 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.)

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* Dash in ''Series/MinorityReport2015.''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 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]].
22nd Jul '16 8:18:33 AM ChronoLegion
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* Artie of ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' has spent so much of his career in the [[ArtifactCollectionAgency Artifact Warehouse]] that he is often considered uncouth by the new agents Pete and Myka.

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* Artie of ''Series/{{Warehouse 13}}'' has spent so much of his career in the [[ArtifactCollectionAgency Artifact Warehouse]] that he is often considered uncouth by the new agents Pete and Myka. One episode reveals that he deliberately gives himself appendicitis every year in order to see a doctor he likes, until it nearly kills him and he finally has the guts to ask her out properly.
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