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24th Jul '16 11:59:24 AM Monolaf317
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* In typology tests such as the UsefulNotes/MyersBriggs, personalities with [=IxTx=]-dominant functions (that is, ''I''ntroverted ''T''hinkers) are often stereotyped under this trope.

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* In typology tests such as the UsefulNotes/MyersBriggs, personalities with [=IxTx=]-dominant functions (that is, ''I''ntroverted ''T''hinkers) '''I'''ntroverted '''T'''hinkers) are often stereotyped under this trope.
18th Jul '16 9:29:34 PM mugiwara
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* Kawhi Leonard easily fits this trope too. Pictures of him laughing or smiling are often accused by fans of being ''photoshopped.''

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* The San Antonio Spurs of the NBA are this trope personified. LongRunner Coach Gregg Popovich, unlike many of his contemporaries who were star athletes before taking on coaching jobs, is a graduate of the Air Force Academy and served a completed tour of duty before transitioning into Basketball. Popovich virtually built the franchise with his military, no-nonsense values, with five titles and nineteen consecutive playoffs appearances giving credit to his "no self-importance, no egos, no showboating, no trash-talk" policy.
** Tim Duncan is well-known for this, rarely showing either excitement or frustration (and has occasionally been referred to as "Spock"). He has said it gives him a psychological advantage because opponents don't know how he's feeling which makes it hard for anyone to affect him with trash-talking or anything of the sort. In fact, the only instance he was ejected from court for "unsportmanlike behavior" is for ''laughing while at the bench.''
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Kawhi Leonard easily fits this trope too. Pictures of him laughing or smiling are often accused by fans of being ''photoshopped.''



* Tim Duncan of the NBA is well-known for this, rarely showing either excitement or frustration (and has occasionally been referred to as "Spock"). He has said it gives him a psychological advantage because opponents don't know how he's feeling which makes it hard for anyone to affect him with trash-talking or anything of the sort.
18th Jul '16 7:53:06 AM JoieDeCombat
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* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Sesshoumaru is an AloofBigBrother who faces the world with such detached equanimity that he doesn't even hate his brother for lopping off his left arm (he still hates Inuyasha for being a [[HalfHumanHybrid half human]] though). About the only emotions he'll show are a bit of anger or contempt, and the latter is inherently such a mild, passive emotion it doesn't really contradict being stoic. His humorous little servant Jaken actually sometimes claims to display reactions that are beneath him in his stead.

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* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Sesshoumaru is an AloofBigBrother who faces the world with such detached equanimity that he doesn't even hate his brother for lopping off his left arm (he still hates Inuyasha for being a [[HalfHumanHybrid half human]] though). About the only emotions he'll show are a bit of anger or contempt, and the latter is inherently such a mild, passive emotion it doesn't really contradict being stoic. His Sesshomaru's stoicism is such that his humorous little servant Jaken actually sometimes claims takes it upon himself to [[SneezeCut sneeze]] on his behalf, and at one point even [[HeWillNotCrySoICryForHim weeps in his stead]], so that Sesshomaru's dignity need not be compromised by any display reactions that are beneath him in his stead.of emotion.
7th Jul '16 1:38:08 AM ChuckleheadTom
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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s Heavy is described as this, but he cheers up once he starts killing people. When we see him, he's ''always'' killing people.

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* ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'''s Heavy is described as this, but he cheers up once he starts killing people. When we see him, he's ''always'' killing people. The stoic side comes out more in the supplementary materials such as comics, where he's often pretty quiet and level-headed when compared to other characters.
2nd Jul '16 11:45:26 AM nombretomado
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* Kopaka from ''{{BIONICLE}}'' is a textbook example, with PersonalityPowers [[AnIcePerson to boot]].

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* Kopaka from ''{{BIONICLE}}'' ''Toys/{{BIONICLE}}'' is a textbook example, with PersonalityPowers [[AnIcePerson to boot]].
26th Jun '16 2:41:14 PM nombretomado
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* Mac from [[DresdenFiles Dresden Files]] barely talks and when he does it's bare-bones, no nonsense straight talk. He's been beaten up and shot and still remains emotionless. The only things that seem to bother him are messing with his beer and mentioning whatever "game" he got out of. [[spoiler:He also appears to have some pretty strong powers that he avoids using.]]

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* Mac from [[DresdenFiles Dresden Files]] ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' barely talks and when he does it's bare-bones, no nonsense straight talk. He's been beaten up and shot and still remains emotionless. The only things that seem to bother him are messing with his beer and mentioning whatever "game" he got out of. [[spoiler:He also appears to have some pretty strong powers that he avoids using.]]
24th Jun '16 9:19:55 PM Tehrannotaur
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14th Jun '16 3:29:45 PM Taskmaster123
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* ThePunisher doesn't talk much. Smiles rarely. And since his introduction in the mid-1970's, you can count the number of times he's laughed on the fingers of one hand.
30th May '16 5:10:36 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* From the ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' by TamoraPierce:

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* From the ''Literature/TortallUniverse'' by TamoraPierce:Creator/TamoraPierce:
20th May '16 7:32:30 PM dasuberkaiser
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* Bobby Jacks of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' very much embodied this trope, at least in pregrame. During version 3, he has, however, shown emotion a couple of times. On the other hand, most of these occurrences happened either when he was alone or internally - so other characters wouldn't be privy to the same knowledge as readers. The three occasions where Bobby shows real emotion are [[JustifiedTrope justified]] however. Once because he had just been shot, the other two times because his BerserkButton was pushed.
* Greg from [[Website/BecomingABetterWriter The Wolf's Will]] has his moments of stoicism, but he has absolutely nothing on Free Flower from the same book, or on Beatrice from Demonic Symphony.
** WordOfGod has it that the last two are actually incapable of feeling emotion.
* Wyn from the web fiction serial ''Literature/DimensionHeroes'' seems to slip in and out of this trope: sometimes he feels like talking, and other times he'll simply stand around and look cool.
* ''WebVideo/{{Shrooms}}'' has Blue Shroom, who is consistently light on emotion, a great contrast to Red's histrionic personality and antics. Which makes sense, as Blue is the only character in the series without animated facial expressions.
* ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' has Sad Panda, who as multiple commentaries note, reacts visibly to ''absolutely nothing''.
* ''TheGuild'' has Vork, although due to it being a comedy web-series, it's more in the TheComicallySerious
* Blaire from ''WebVideo/TheSecretLifeOfAMermaid'' life is hard: her mom abandoned her and her dad at one years old and she's used as a personal information guide to the others about her mom, (which is a very tough subject for her). When her dad gets suspicious of her, he bans her from seeing her only friends, which promote her to run away with Terra, probably forever and yet, she goes through all this with no expressions except for a smile!
** Kelsey is the most level-headed member of the group, although she is sometimes NotSoStoic.
** Brenna became practically an EmotionlessGirl in Wildfire, to the point where Kelsey points this out.
--> Kelsey: " Okay, first you lash out when we were playing yesterday. Then, you turned all emo. And, now you hair's purple!"
--> Brenna: (in a monotonous voice) " It's purple?" (Looks at her hair) "Huh. Guess it is,"
* Donut from ''WebAnimation/DusksDawn'' doesn't emote outside of assertiveness, inquisition and disappointment.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* Bobby Jacks of ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' very much embodied this trope, at least in pregrame. During version 3, he has, however, shown emotion a couple of times. On the other hand, most of these occurrences happened either when he was alone or internally - so other characters wouldn't be privy to the same knowledge as readers. The three occasions where Bobby shows real emotion are [[JustifiedTrope justified]] however. Once because he had just been shot, the other two times because his BerserkButton was pushed.
* Greg from [[Website/BecomingABetterWriter The Wolf's Will]] has his moments of stoicism, but he has absolutely nothing on Free Flower from the same book, or on Beatrice from Demonic Symphony.
** WordOfGod has it that the last two are actually incapable of feeling emotion.
* Wyn from the web fiction serial ''Literature/DimensionHeroes'' seems to slip in and out of this trope: sometimes he feels like talking, and other times he'll simply stand around and look cool.
* ''WebVideo/{{Shrooms}}'' has Blue Shroom, who is consistently light on emotion, a great contrast to Red's histrionic personality and antics. Which makes sense, as Blue is the only character in the series without animated facial expressions.
* ''WebVideo/ToBoldlyFlee'' has Sad Panda, who as multiple commentaries note, reacts visibly to ''absolutely nothing''.
* ''TheGuild'' has Vork, although due to it being a comedy web-series, it's more in the TheComicallySerious
* Blaire from ''WebVideo/TheSecretLifeOfAMermaid'' life is hard: her mom abandoned her and her dad at one years old and she's used as a personal information guide to the others about her mom, (which is a very tough subject for her). When her dad gets suspicious of her, he bans her from seeing her only friends, which promote her to run away with Terra, probably forever and yet, she goes through all this with no expressions except for a smile!
** Kelsey is the most level-headed member of the group, although she is sometimes NotSoStoic.
** Brenna became practically an EmotionlessGirl in Wildfire, to the point where Kelsey points this out.
--> Kelsey: " Okay, first you lash out when we were playing yesterday. Then, you turned all emo. And, now you hair's purple!"
--> Brenna: (in a monotonous voice) " It's purple?" (Looks at her hair) "Huh. Guess it is,"
* Donut from ''WebAnimation/DusksDawn'' doesn't emote outside of assertiveness, inquisition and disappointment.
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