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24th Aug '16 6:29:47 AM Monolaf317
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* Ichinose Touya, one of the butlers from ''Naked Butler'', originally took care of the garden without permission before being hired. He is very lonely, reserved, and has trouble talking. Due to this, he prefers to spend his time with plants rather than people.



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* Many autistic people understand and get along with animals almost uncannily well, but have a great deal of difficulty with human interactions.
** Temple Grandin has made a career out of this.
** Hence, fictional Christopher Boone of Mark Haddon's novel ''[[Literature/TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNightTime The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time]]''.

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* Many autistic people understand and get along with animals almost uncannily well, but have a great deal of difficulty with human interactions.
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interactions. Temple Grandin has made a career out of this.
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this. Hence, fictional Christopher Boone of Mark Haddon's novel ''[[Literature/TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNightTime The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time]]''.
30th Jul '16 8:39:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/ButtonMan'': Harry takes in a stray dog one night and becomes best buddies with it. Cora remarks that he's better with animals than with people.
13th Jul '16 8:30:56 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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Admittedly, often their bark is worse than their bite. Those who prove to them that there is something salvageable in human nature (through, say, a PatrickStewartSpeech) might manage to win them over, setting then up for better interpersonal relations...or just prepared to make an exception for one or two humans in particular. Even if they do, their non-human buddies will always be first in their affections. If they don't...well, then they're a nature-loving {{Jerkass}} whose talent with animals or plants supplies their PetTheDog moments.

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Admittedly, often [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold their bark is worse than their bite.bite]]. Those who prove to them that there is something salvageable in human nature (through, say, a PatrickStewartSpeech) might manage to win them over, setting then up for better interpersonal relations...or just prepared to make an exception for one or two humans in particular. Even if they do, their non-human buddies will always be first in their affections. If they don't...well, then they're a nature-loving {{Jerkass}} whose talent with animals or plants supplies their PetTheDog moments.
9th Jul '16 10:58:17 AM nombretomado
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* Surel from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', who lives among wolves. Also, Malum, living among Vorox, although that's more because he was exiled than because he avoids people by choice.

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* Surel from ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', who lives among wolves. Also, Malum, living among Vorox, although that's more because he was exiled than because he avoids people by choice.
30th May '16 5:01:23 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* TamoraPierce uses both types.

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* TamoraPierce Creator/TamoraPierce uses both types.



* As mentioned above, TamoraPierce is fond of this type of character. The standout examples of type two, however, are Briar and Rosethorn from ''Literature/CircleOfMagic.'' Their names say it all. They're devoted to their adoptive families, and both actually have good social skills simply because they have to deal with people so often...but essentially, they're both tetchy and irritable, and would ideally like to be left alone with their gardens. Briar in particular is prone to pushing people away, even those he loves, when stressed or anxious.

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* As mentioned above, TamoraPierce Creator/TamoraPierce is fond of this type of character. The standout examples of type two, however, are Briar and Rosethorn from ''Literature/CircleOfMagic.'' Their names say it all. They're devoted to their adoptive families, and both actually have good social skills simply because they have to deal with people so often...but essentially, they're both tetchy and irritable, and would ideally like to be left alone with their gardens. Briar in particular is prone to pushing people away, even those he loves, when stressed or anxious.
27th May '16 11:20:45 AM Kakai
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* Lalli of ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'' is an excellent scout and very proficient woodsman with connection to nature spirits, but he avoids interacting with people whenever possible and dislikes being paid attention to - not to mention that he expresses his desire to be left alone by dumping a bowl of soup on the interloper.
25th May '16 4:32:45 PM Minni128
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* Satsuki in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6938392/chapters/15823108 The Mysterious Lady Kiryuuin]]'' is, as Nui puts it, very shy, ''painfully'' so. Why she is so shy is never said (yet) and she is so shy that, after she was adopted and brought to her home, Nui hadn't seen her for two weeks until after she was adopted and, when she does see her, it's when Satsuki saves her from falling off of a balcony. Likewise, she's so shy that she never leaves her house and has but one friend. Apparently, from her interactions with Nui, she has to get used to people first.

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* Satsuki in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6938392/chapters/15823108 The Mysterious Lady Kiryuuin]]'' is, as Nui puts it, very shy, ''painfully'' so. Why she is so shy is never said (yet) and she is so shy that, after she was adopted and brought to her home, Nui hadn't seen her for two weeks until after she was adopted and, when she does see her, it's when Satsuki saves her from falling off of a balcony. Likewise, she's so shy that she never leaves her house and has but one friend. Apparently, from her interactions with Nui, is very kind and polite underneath her shyness but, it seems, she has to get used to people first.other people.
25th May '16 4:29:21 PM Minni128
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* Naruto in ''Escape from the Hokage's Hat'' when explaining his vast knowledge on plants and gardening to Hinata as this. Since he is hated by his village, he hasn't exactly had time to practice and he notes plants offer better company and less insults than the villagers.

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* Naruto in ''Escape from the Hokage's Hat'' when explaining his vast knowledge on plants and gardening to Hinata as this. Since he is hated by his village, he hasn't exactly had time to practice and he notes plants offer better company and less insults than the villagers. He hasn't any problems with opening up to her, however.
*Satsuki in ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6938392/chapters/15823108 The Mysterious Lady Kiryuuin]]'' is, as Nui puts it, very shy, ''painfully'' so. Why she is so shy is never said (yet) and she is so shy that, after she was adopted and brought to her home, Nui hadn't seen her for two weeks until after she was adopted and, when she does see her, it's when Satsuki saves her from falling off of a balcony. Likewise, she's so shy that she never leaves her house and has but one friend. Apparently, from her interactions with Nui, she has to get used to people first.
11th Apr '16 10:45:11 AM Willbyr
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* Natsume Takashi the protagonist of ''Manga/NatsumeYuujinchou'', is kind and understanding of almost all the Youkai he meets -including the ones who try to eat him, but is isolated from humans for most of his childhood due to his ability to see spirits. As a result he "never knows what to say" to them.

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* Natsume Takashi the protagonist of ''Manga/NatsumeYuujinchou'', ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'', is kind and understanding of almost all the Youkai he meets -including the ones who try to eat him, but is isolated from humans for most of his childhood due to his ability to see spirits. As a result he "never knows what to say" to them.
9th Mar '16 2:02:26 PM DaibhidC
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** Similar to Susan Calvin, below, is Adora Belle Dearheart, a crusader for golem rights. She not once, but twice shoots at her future husband with a crossbow, dismisses small talk with "Now we've been appropriately human to one another, what did you want?", and has only ever once been forcibly stopped from smoking (and it took a ''300-pound orangutan'' to do that), but when she talks about golems she gets all soft and caring. And when one of the golems she looks after ''dies'', well, she starts acting as if she actually had...''feelings''.
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