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* You usually won't see ''Anime/BlackRockShooter'' speaking very much unless it's the close to the end of the story.
14th May '18 7:14:48 AM Hjortron18
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11th May '18 10:00:02 AM Malady
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* Future Trunks from ''DragonBallZ'' could be counted as this, he doesn't even [[CallingYourAttacks call out his attacks]]. As a result, the various video game adaptations have had to make up their own names for his moves.

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* Future Trunks from ''DragonBallZ'' ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' could be counted as this, he doesn't even [[CallingYourAttacks call out his attacks]]. As a result, the various video game adaptations have had to make up their own names for his moves.
9th May '18 2:16:03 PM Theriocephalus
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This character isn't TheSpeechless, and is "definitely" not TheVoiceless. Nor are they the IneffectualLoner. He or she (or it) just rarely talks, so [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness anything which IS said carries extra weight]]. In most instances, The Quiet One is physically imposing, and is either TheBigGuy or TheLancer - perhaps also a GentleGiant or GeniusBruiser.

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This character isn't TheSpeechless, and is "definitely" not TheVoiceless. Nor are they the IneffectualLoner. He or she (or it) just rarely talks, so [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness anything which IS said carries extra weight]]. In most instances, The Quiet One is physically imposing, and is either TheBigGuy or TheLancer - -- perhaps also a GentleGiant or GeniusBruiser.



** Angel/Kanade speaks rarely, briefly, and softly. [[PoorCommunicationKills Her words aren't taken as seriously as they should be]] because she's "the enemy," but [[spoiler:[[{{Irony}} they incorrectly think she's the enemy mainly because they don't listen to her]]]].

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** Angel/Kanade speaks rarely, briefly, and softly. [[PoorCommunicationKills Her words aren't taken as seriously as they should be]] because she's "the enemy," enemy", but [[spoiler:[[{{Irony}} they incorrectly think she's the enemy mainly because they don't listen to her]]]].



* Sousuke Sagara from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. Especially noticeable in the ''Burning One Man Force'' novel, with his interactions with Nami and her group. After every victory in the arena, the group always has festive celebrations with beer and drunk chatter. And every time, he'll always be sitting away, quietly sipping his water. Nami, [[ChickMagnet having a crush on him]], tends to watch him yearningly. Numerous times, she tries to go over and talk to him, but every answer from him tends to kill conversation. It's worth noting that none of that is because he particularly hates anyone or is that mean - he just [[FishOutOfWater has zero social skills]].

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* Sousuke Sagara from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic''. Especially noticeable in the ''Burning One Man Force'' novel, with his interactions with Nami and her group. After every victory in the arena, the group always has festive celebrations with beer and drunk chatter. And every time, he'll always be sitting away, quietly sipping his water. Nami, [[ChickMagnet having a crush on him]], tends to watch him yearningly. Numerous times, she tries to go over and talk to him, but every answer from him tends to kill conversation. It's worth noting that none of that is because he particularly hates anyone or is that mean - -- he just [[FishOutOfWater has zero social skills]].



* Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', who's also TheStoic. The only person she has a normal conversation with is Kyon. She ''rarely'' ever talks to anyone else, and often simply ignores the person or resorts to simple hand gestures. Most of her "dialogue" in the novels is simply "[[VisibleSilence ...]]," represented in the anime as prolonged silence without moving.

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* Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', who's also TheStoic. The only person she has a normal conversation with is Kyon. She ''rarely'' ever talks to anyone else, and often simply ignores the person or resorts to simple hand gestures. Most of her "dialogue" in the novels is simply "[[VisibleSilence ...]]," ]]", represented in the anime as prolonged silence without moving.



* Robin in ''OnePiece''. She is not as heavy of a case anymore, though, but certainly was when she had just joined the Straw Hats - probably because she didn't want to open up to her new crew because she believed she would leave soon. But even nowadays, she is not that talkative unless the conversation really interests her, she needs to give a warning, or if someone asks her for [[MrExposition exposition]].

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* Robin in ''OnePiece''. She is not as heavy of a case anymore, though, but certainly was when she had just joined the Straw Hats - -- probably because she didn't want to open up to her new crew because she believed she would leave soon. But even nowadays, she is not that talkative unless the conversation really interests her, she needs to give a warning, or if someone asks her for [[MrExposition exposition]].



* "Lofty," from ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', definitely has "deep psychological problems."

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* "Lofty," "Lofty", from ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'', definitely has "deep psychological problems."



-->We all turned to look at her. She was visibly annoyed. Im not mute, she said. I just dont talk much. This deserves comment of some kind.

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-->We all turned to look at her. She was visibly annoyed. Im I'm not mute, she said. I just dont talk much. This deserves comment of some kind.



* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': Lord Kosoter, aka "Ironsoul," is the captain of the Skin Eaters band of [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent sranc]]-scalpers. Achamian quickly identifies him as one of those sort who begrudge every word. When Achamian tries to negotiate with him, Kosoter's sergeant Sarl pointedly speaks for him. Whenever Kosoter interjects in any circumstance, there's a palpable moment of panic from his men.

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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': Lord Kosoter, aka "Ironsoul," "Ironsoul", is the captain of the Skin Eaters band of [[OurGoblinsAreDifferent sranc]]-scalpers. Achamian quickly identifies him as one of those sort who begrudge every word. When Achamian tries to negotiate with him, Kosoter's sergeant Sarl pointedly speaks for him. Whenever Kosoter interjects in any circumstance, there's a palpable moment of panic from his men.



** In the first season, Gregor has only said two things, "Sword!" and screaming. As of "Garden of Bones", he's had a few more lines, but is hardly what one would call verbose. In Season 4, he's had a grand total of three lines of dialogue, but all memorable. In Season 5, he is mentioned to have taken a vow of silence by Qyburn - perhaps it just means that he can't speak.

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** In the first season, Gregor has only said two things, "Sword!" and screaming. As of "Garden of Bones", he's had a few more lines, but is hardly what one would call verbose. In Season 4, he's had a grand total of three lines of dialogue, but all memorable. In Season 5, he is mentioned to have taken a vow of silence by Qyburn - -- perhaps it just means that he can't speak.



* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'': In "The Even Chance," Lieutenant Chadd appears to be a fairly prominent character who hardly opens his mouth, and mostly he only grins or looks worried, awed or amused, as the situation requires. He spoke exactly twice. First when he ordered his men to fire guns, and second when he got a splinter in his arm, he allowed Doctor Hepplewhite to take care of Hornblower's sailor ahead of him because the poor guy had lost his leg. [[spoiler:Chadd dies during their next battle on a French ship which they boarded]].

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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'': In "The Even Chance," Chance", Lieutenant Chadd appears to be a fairly prominent character who hardly opens his mouth, and mostly he only grins or looks worried, awed or amused, as the situation requires. He spoke exactly twice. First when he ordered his men to fire guns, and second when he got a splinter in his arm, he allowed Doctor Hepplewhite to take care of Hornblower's sailor ahead of him because the poor guy had lost his leg. [[spoiler:Chadd dies during their next battle on a French ship which they boarded]].



** To a lesser extent, Little John - though when he did talk, he usually did so quite loudly.

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** To a lesser extent, Little John - -- though when he did talk, he usually did so quite loudly.



* In the first series of ''Series/{{Skins}}'', [[TheVoiceless Effy Stonem]] only spoke ''twice'' - and she was incredibly intriguing as a result. In the later series, she talks progressively more often, although she continues to maintain long periods of silence and usually speaks less than the other characters. Nevertheless, most fans preferred her as TheStoic IceQueen and grew increasingly disappointed with the character the more she spoke.

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* In the first series of ''Series/{{Skins}}'', [[TheVoiceless Effy Stonem]] only spoke ''twice'' - -- and she was incredibly intriguing as a result. In the later series, she talks progressively more often, although she continues to maintain long periods of silence and usually speaks less than the other characters. Nevertheless, most fans preferred her as TheStoic IceQueen and grew increasingly disappointed with the character the more she spoke.



** ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII FFVIII's]]'' main character, Squall, is also not much of a talker, particularly early on when his JerkassFacade is at its strongest, to the point that "Whatever," and "[[VisibleSilence ...]]" are his {{Catch Phrase}}s. Since the game allows the player to listen in on his {{Inner Monologue}}s, the reasons for Squall's silences become increasingly more apparent as the game goes on.

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** ''[[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII FFVIII's]]'' main character, Squall, is also not much of a talker, particularly early on when his JerkassFacade is at its strongest, to the point that "Whatever," "Whatever" and "[[VisibleSilence ...]]" are his {{Catch Phrase}}s. Since the game allows the player to listen in on his {{Inner Monologue}}s, the reasons for Squall's silences become increasingly more apparent as the game goes on.



* Sabastian in ''Literature/TheGraystoneSaga'' hates talking. When narrator Tobiah asks him questions, he answers with as few words as possible - and occasionally, none at all.

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* Sabastian in ''Literature/TheGraystoneSaga'' hates talking. When narrator Tobiah asks him questions, he answers with as few words as possible - and -- and, occasionally, none at all.



* While not quiet per se, [[TheJuggernaut Maine]] of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' comes very close to this trope - mainly because he almost never makes noise, and when he does he sounds like a Franchise/{{Predator}}. Part of this is due to being shot in the throat during a mission (which we see in the prequel portions of Season 9) so he's actually physically incapable of speech, but it's established that even before that he very rarely said anything.

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* While not quiet per se, [[TheJuggernaut Maine]] of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' comes very close to this trope - -- mainly because he almost never makes noise, and when he does he sounds like a Franchise/{{Predator}}. Part of this is due to being shot in the throat during a mission (which we see in the prequel portions of Season 9) so he's actually physically incapable of speech, but it's established that even before that he very rarely said anything.



* Katana from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. When she does speak, her Outsiders teammates immediately stop whatever they're doing and listen to her.
** In the episode "Inside the Outsiders," there's a flashback dream sequence to a time when she was chattier. It's revealed that she doesn't speak in the present in order to honor her sensei's memory... and because she blames her loose tongue for indirectly causing the sensei's death.

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* Katana from ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold''. When she does speak, her Outsiders teammates immediately stop whatever they're doing and listen to her.
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her. In the episode "Inside the Outsiders," Outsiders", there's a flashback dream sequence to a time when she was chattier. It's revealed that she doesn't speak in the present in order to honor her sensei's memory... and because she blames her loose tongue for indirectly causing the sensei's death.



* All the operatives of Sector V on ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' have a position/nickname: Number 3 is "[[TheChick The Flirt]]," Number 2 is "[[TheSmartGuy The Inventor]]," and Number 5 is "The Quiet One," although she's more like the OnlySaneMan.
* Brainy on ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has only said eight words in all the series: "something," "I dunno," "Hi Helga." "I'll go with you." However, it's because of his VaderBreath.

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* All the operatives of Sector V on ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor'' have a position/nickname: Number 3 is "[[TheChick The Flirt]]," Flirt]]", Number 2 is "[[TheSmartGuy The Inventor]]," Inventor]]" and Number 5 is "The Quiet One," One", although she's more like the OnlySaneMan.
* Brainy on ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' has only said eight words in all the series: "something," "something", "I dunno," dunno", "Hi Helga." Helga" and "I'll go with you." you". However, it's because of his VaderBreath.



** Referenced in "Lemon of Troy," where Bart and friends prepare to raid Shelbyville; Bart is assigning roles [[ConversationalTroping based on stock characters from war movies]], and declares that Todd Flanders will be "the quiet religious guy who ends up going crazy."

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** Referenced in "Lemon of Troy," Troy", where Bart and friends prepare to raid Shelbyville; Bart is assigning roles [[ConversationalTroping based on stock characters from war movies]], and declares that Todd Flanders will be "the quiet religious guy who ends up going crazy."



*** Indeed, we get the term "laconic" from "Laconia," a shortening of "Lacedaemonia", referring to the region in which Sparta lies, and often used to refer to Sparta itself.

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*** Indeed, we get the term "laconic" from "Laconia," "Laconia", a shortening of "Lacedaemonia", referring to the region in which Sparta lies, and often used to refer to Sparta itself.



* John Entwistle, bassist for Music/TheWho, would later claim the title of "the quiet one" for himself - while his bandmates would flail wildly about the stage and destroy their instruments, he stood still as a statue, single-mindedly playing his bass, and rarely opening his mouth. He would eventually write a song called "The Quiet One" about himself.

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* John Entwistle, bassist for Music/TheWho, would later claim the title of "the quiet one" for himself - -- while his bandmates would flail wildly about the stage and destroy their instruments, he stood still as a statue, single-mindedly playing his bass, and rarely opening his mouth. He would eventually write a song called "The Quiet One" about himself.



* Brazilian band Kid Abelha has Bruno Fortunato, who is practically the band's {{Garfunkel}} - Paula Toller sings and [[MsFanservice looks cute]], George Israel writes the songs, plays many instruments and sometimes sings (not to mention working with other musicians)... and Bruno only plays the guitar. Hell, in the band's website, he doesn't even use the space that would be his blog.

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* Brazilian band Kid Abelha has Bruno Fortunato, who is practically the band's {{Garfunkel}} - -- Paula Toller sings and [[MsFanservice looks cute]], George Israel writes the songs, plays many instruments and sometimes sings (not to mention working with other musicians)... and Bruno only plays the guitar. Hell, in the band's website, he doesn't even use the space that would be his blog.
16th Apr '18 3:29:20 AM Andyroid
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** Referenced in "Lemon of Troy," where Bart and friends prepare to raid Shelbyville; Bart is assigning roles [[ConversationalTroping based on stock characters from war movies]], and declares that Rod Flanders will be "the quiet religious guy who ends up going crazy."

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** Referenced in "Lemon of Troy," where Bart and friends prepare to raid Shelbyville; Bart is assigning roles [[ConversationalTroping based on stock characters from war movies]], and declares that Rod Todd Flanders will be "the quiet religious guy who ends up going crazy."
8th Apr '18 10:25:49 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/MadMax'' becomes this towards the end of the the first film after Jessie and Sprog die, only speaking when he feels necessary. It carries over to the second and fourth films as well, where he only has 16 and 52 lines respectively. He's a little more talkative in the third.

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* ''Film/MadMax'' ''Film/MadMax1'' becomes this towards the end of the the first film after Jessie and Sprog die, only speaking when he feels necessary. It carries over to the second [[Film/MadMax2TheRoadWarrior second]] and fourth [[Film/MadMaxFuryRoad fourth]] films as well, where he only has 16 and 52 lines respectively. He's a little more talkative in the third.[[Film/MadMaxBeyondThunderdome third]].
31st Mar '18 7:45:52 AM AjWargo
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** Also, ''Anime/DigimonTheMovie'' has Omnimon, who only calls out the names of his attacks and nothing else.
25th Mar '18 12:04:13 AM darkemyst
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* In ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'', there are ''two'' Quiet Ones:

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* In ''Film/TheMagnificentSeven'', ''[[Film/TheMagnificentSeven1960 The Magnificent Seven]]'', there are ''two'' Quiet Ones:



** RobertVaughn's Lee (the gambler) has a whopping 16 lines.

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** RobertVaughn's Creator/RobertVaughn's Lee (the gambler) has a whopping 16 lines.
14th Mar '18 7:02:45 PM KibaDoku
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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11886910/1/Gankona-Unnachgiebig-Unità Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': Japan is this in spades. [[{{Keet}} Italy]] can get him to speak more though.
13th Mar '18 3:10:08 AM NiaNook
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* Sikue, from ''Webcomic/BeyondBloom''. Lets others do the talking. Especially around unfamiliar parties.
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