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* ''C.C. from ''Anime/CodeGeass''.

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* ''C.C.C. from ''Anime/CodeGeass''.



** Vegeta tries to be this, often wearing a scowl or frowning. But this is largely a front to conceal his inner HotBlooded nature, as he is far too passionate and prideful to stay stoic long and often indulges in trash talking his opponents whenever opportunity permits. His stoicism also blows away like a balloon in the wind when he facing an opponent stronger than him, as shown in his fights with Goku, Frieza and Perfect Cell.

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** Vegeta tries to be this, often wearing a scowl or frowning. But this is largely a front to conceal his inner HotBlooded nature, as he is far too passionate and prideful to stay stoic long and often indulges in trash talking his opponents whenever opportunity permits. His stoicism also blows away like a balloon in the wind when he facing has to face an opponent stronger than him, as shown in his fights with Goku, Frieza and Perfect Cell.



** Setsuna F. Seiei from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' is essentially what happens when you merge this trope with the ChildSoldier and HollywoodAtheist.



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* Most of the heroes from the ''ComicBook/AgeOfApocalypse'' lean this way, due to the inherent CrapsackWorld nature of the reality they live in.



* Kate Kane, the second ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, has been one her whole life. Becoming a soldier essentially locked in that aspect of her personality, and she generally avoids showing much emotion unless extremely stressed.



* ComicBook/MartianManhunter expresses little emotion, despite being internally warm and humorous. This makes sense considering that Martians spoke telepathically and didn't rely on facial expressions to convey their emotions.

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* ComicBook/MartianManhunter expresses little emotion, despite As the son of Cyclops below, it should come as no surprise that ComicBook/{{Cable}} is one of these. A pedigree like his probably would have resulted in a serious personality no matter how he grew up, but being internally warm sent into one of the X-Men's many BadFuture timelines and humorous. This makes sense considering that Martians spoke telepathically and didn't rely on facial expressions growing up there turned into into the "shell-shocked veteran" stoic archetype when he came back. Also, he's usually played as the straight man to convey ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}.
* All artificial humans in ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' are engineered to be this, preventing
their emotions.emotions from reducing combat effectiveness. Most of them consider it an advantage.



* In ComicBook/XMen, ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}. To such an extent that he was able to beat Evil Psychic Superman in a mind fight through sheer self-control.
-->'''Professor X:''' Amazing. Scott, you've... you've completely contained the Void in some kind of psychic prison.
-->'''Cyclops:''' What can I say? I'm an expert at repression.
* Laura "ComicBook/{{X 23}}" Kinney from ComicBook/XForce tends to be this, no matter what the situation. Until someone she cares about is threatened, then [[UnstoppableRage not so much]]. She has four basic emotional states: stoic, sad, angry and confused.
** Fans prefer to consider it: Happy, Sad, KILL and Confused.

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* In ComicBook/XMen, ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}. To such an extent ''ComicBook/{{Magekiller}}'', Marius seldom lets his emotions show.
* ComicBook/MartianManhunter expresses little emotion, despite being internally warm and humorous. This makes sense considering
that he was able to beat Evil Psychic Superman in a mind fight through sheer self-control.
-->'''Professor X:''' Amazing. Scott, you've... you've completely contained the Void in some kind of psychic prison.
-->'''Cyclops:''' What can I say? I'm an expert at repression.
* Laura "ComicBook/{{X 23}}" Kinney from ComicBook/XForce tends to be this, no matter what the situation. Until someone she cares about is threatened, then [[UnstoppableRage not so much]]. She has four basic emotional states: stoic, sad, angry
Martians spoke telepathically and confused.
** Fans prefer
didn't rely on facial expressions to consider it: Happy, Sad, KILL convey their emotions.
* The ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of ''Comicbook/{{Superboy}}''. He's largely introspective
and Confused.calmly rationalizes everything around him.



* The ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of ''Comicbook/{{Superboy}}''. He's largely introspective and calmly rationalizes everything around him.
* Rorschach in ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} becomes this after his investigation of the missing girl. At least until [[DeathSeeker the end]].

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* The ComicBook/{{New 52}} version of ''Comicbook/{{Superboy}}''. He's largely introspective and calmly rationalizes everything around him.
* Rorschach in of the ComicBook/{{Watchmen}} becomes this after his investigation of the missing girl. At least until [[DeathSeeker the end]].



* In ''ComicBook/{{Magekiller}}'', Marius seldom lets his emotions show.
* Kate Kane, the second ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, has been one her whole life. Becoming a soldier essentially locked in that aspect of her personality, and she generally avoids showing much emotion unless extremely stressed.
* All artificial humans in ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' are engineered to be this, preventing their emotions from reducing combat effectiveness. Most of them consider it an advantage.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Magekiller}}'', Marius seldom lets his emotions show.
* Kate Kane, the second ComicBook/{{Batwoman}}, has been one her whole life. Becoming a soldier essentially locked in that aspect of her personality, and she generally avoids showing much emotion unless extremely stressed.
* All artificial humans in ''ComicBook/{{Copperhead}}'' are engineered
Laura "ComicBook/{{X 23}}" Kinney from ComicBook/XForce tends to be this, preventing their emotions from reducing combat effectiveness. Most of them no matter what the situation. Until someone she cares about is threatened, then [[UnstoppableRage not so much]]. She has four basic emotional states: stoic, sad, angry and confused.
** Fans prefer to
consider it it: Happy, Sad, KILL and Confused.
* In ComicBook/XMen, ComicBook/{{Cyclops}}. To such
an advantage.extent that he was able to beat Evil Psychic Superman in a mind fight through sheer self-control.
-->'''Professor X:''' Amazing. Scott, you've... you've completely contained the Void in some kind of psychic prison.
-->'''Cyclops:''' What can I say? I'm an expert at repression.
** Also from the ''X-Men'' is Exodus, the KnightTemplar villain who usually leads the [[Characters/XMenAcolytes Acolytes]] in ComicBook/{{Magneto}}'s absence. This stoicism comes from him being an ''actual'' Knight Templar from the days of the [[UsefulNotes/TheCrusades Third Crusade]].
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* Saitama, from ''Anime/OnePunchMan'' is usually portrayed as nonchalant throughout the entire series. When he fights monsters, he always has a deadpan look on his face as he one-shots the monster into oblivion. No matter what he does, or who he faces, he doesn't feel anything at all. He has occasionally expressed emotions at various times, but for the most part, he is bored when it comes to a variety of things.
* Chirico Cuvie, from ''Anime/ArmoredTrooperVotoms'', of the [[ShellShockedVeteran desensitized war veteran kind]]. [[FountainOfExpies He's in fact the inspiration of many mecha protagonists that came afterwards]], like the below mentioned [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero]] and [[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic Sousuke]], as well as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Setsuna F Seiei]].
* Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' has '''''NO''''' facial expressions. ''Ever''. This isn't even a question of why she doesn't do it, it's more like she is physically incapable of forming expressions because her body is an interface and wasn't programmed for it. If she talks, it's always monotone. She avoids being creepy, by bringing loads and loads of [[BadassBookworm badass-ness]] and [[TheWoobie hug-urges]]. As we know from CharacterDevelopment, she ''has'' emotions (which is an important aspect of her characterization) and Kyon has taken to trying to read her emotional state. Pondering what she is feeling and why are questions for both Kyon and the reader. [[spoiler: In ''Disappearance'', Koizumi also observes possible changes in Yuki and Kyon suggests that Haruhi may also have noticed Yuki's emotions. In ''Surprise'' Ryoko, back from deletion, also observes that Yuki has moved beyond being a "mere terminal," asking Emiri if she and Emiri would ever attain that state.]]



* Jyu Viole Grace from ''WebComic/TowerOfGod''. His emotions can only be read from his actions and the rare occasions when we catch a glimpse of what is going on in his head. He [[BrokenBird has his reasons.]]

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* Jyu Viole Grace The Prime Minister's personal assistant Nike in ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'' does not just not show any emotions, but is actually an artificial being genetically engineered specifically to be unable to feel anger or hate. But she's not particularly cheerful, either.
* ''Manga/AreaNoKishi'': Aizawa Suguru is known for his generally stoic attitude and for, as his younger brother Kakeru put it, "[[MemeticMutation never changing facial expressions.]]"
* Chirico Cuvie,
from ''WebComic/TowerOfGod''. His ''Anime/ArmoredTrooperVotoms'', of the [[ShellShockedVeteran desensitized war veteran kind]]. [[FountainOfExpies He's in fact the inspiration of many mecha protagonists that came afterwards]], like the below mentioned [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Heero]] and [[Lightnovel/FullMetalPanic Sousuke]], as well as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Setsuna F Seiei]].
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has several, thanks to the CrapsackWorld they call home.
** Levi wears a look of near-constant boredom, whether he's in the middle of a battle or beating a teenager senseless. The few moments when he ''does'' express greater emotion are terrifying, either because of his UnstoppableRage or because things have just gotten ''that bad'' for the heroes.
** Mikasa Ackerman is an EmotionlessGirl much of the time, thanks to the traumatic loss of her parents as a child. She rarely expresses strong emotion, unless it directly relates to [[{{Protectorate}} Eren]]. When she does lose her cool, even her TrueCompanions are not safe.
** Bertolt Hoover doubles this with being TheQuietOne, rarely speaking up and generally observing things with at most a slightly uneasy expression. When he does actually speak up or express emotion, it's startling to the characters and audience alike. It turns out that he's actually NotSoStoic, and desperately keeping his
emotions tightly under wrap so no one will realize just ''how'' messed up he actually is.
* Satoru Toono of ''Manga/AwkwardSilence'' has passionate internal emotions, but is incapable of actually showing them on his perpetually indifferent face. His love interest
can only be read figure out what he's actually thinking to an extent, but Satoru's [[CannotSpitItOut inability to express or say what he's feeling]] is the major cause of misunderstandings between them. It's so bad that when he's provoked into raising his voice at one point, he ends up fainting from oxygen deprivation.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia:''
** Norway is generally stonefaced and unflappable, as a part of
his actions design as a "mysterious" and "ethereal" character.
** Hong Kong tends not to emote often, but he is [[CharacterizationMarchesOn much more expressive in
the rare current series]] than he was in his earliest appearances, where he was a PerpetualFrowner.
** The [[TheQuietOne quiet and calm Japan]] is this, too, to an extent, although he's proven himself on several
occasions when we catch a glimpse to be NotSoStoic.
** Surprisingly, Belarus can be this at times; in fact, it's one
of her most prevalent emotional qualities other than being [[CreepyAwesome downright terrifying]].
** Sweden himself is a master of this. Out of all the Nordics, Sweden shows the least outward emotion towards...well, anything.
** Vietnam is even more qualified then Japan in this category. Not only does she express little emotion, but she is rumoured to not even know how to smile (despite
what fan-art may suggest).
* Keith Gandor of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' has a perpetual frowning expression throughout the entire series, as well as [[TheSpeechless never ever talking]] in the anime. This
is taken even farther in the light novels, where it's revealed that he's known for going on in his head. He [[BrokenBird has his reasons.]]''years'' without speaking.



* Gendo Ikari and his subordinate Fuyutsuki from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Rei initially seems like one, but is soon revealed to be more of a {{Kuudere}}. Here's a few key examples: When Unit 00 was undergoing a test and went berserk, it started punching the wall that Gendo happened to be right beyond, shattering several layers of bulletproof glass, and Gendo, who was less than three feet away from the glass, didn't move an inch, nor did he show any emotion. Also, when Shinji fought Zeruel in Unit 01, Zeruel shot a beam that cut off Unit 01's arm, splattering enough blood on Gendo (Who miraculously only had half his body soaked) to fill up at least one pool. And Gendo, while he looked noticeably worried, never spoke or changed his facial expression from that one.
* Aur resident VillainProtagonist from ''LightNovel/MaouNoHajimekata'', due his advanced (real) age and firm belief that he knows all humanity (i.e: they are all trash) thatís Aurís personae, he isnít fazed by anything because he will always be a step ahead.
* Paptimus Scirocco, the BigBad of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam''. In spite of his ability to manipulate emotions and his extreme sensitivity to them as a Newtype, he displays open contempt for the emotional and prides himself on his stoic nature.
* Major Kusanagi from ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' and ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' rarely displays much emotion at all, though she is somewhat more emotive in the latter. If you do manage to make her angry, though, be ''very'' afraid. Averted in the the [[Manga/GhostInTheShell original manga]], where she's snarky and amused by the antics of her squadmates. She becomes this trope only when things get really serious.
* Kenshiro from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' may be the archetype from which many other stoic anime heroes came from, as he is first introduced as a man of few words and only mild kindness. As the series progresses, however, he is shown to be quite empathetic.
* Keith Gandor of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' has a perpetual frowning expression throughout the entire series, as well as [[TheSpeechless never ever talking]] in the anime. This is taken even farther in the light novels, where it's revealed that he's known for going ''years'' without speaking.
* ''C.C. from {{Code geass}}''.
* Much of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' is spent having Sagara Sousuke [[CharacterDevelopment slowly get over this trope]]. In canon, he's repeatedly shown to be one of, if not ''the'' most stoic characters in the series (shown to start breaking from it only closer to the end). Even the villains of the series are not as stoic as him (as they are either psychotically gleeful and [[AxCrazy have a lust for violence]], or they're depressed individuals {{wangst}}ing in their emotional turmoil).



* Nico Robin of ''Manga/OnePiece''. Even when she is just as freaked out as the rest of her crew mates are, her expression is normal and neutral. Even Eiichiro Oda states that she is the only one with normal expressions. Though it seems that she is allowing herself to open up more since the TimeSkip.
** Zoro as well, though he tends to have more outbursts than Robin.
** Dracule Mihawk plays this trope straight, as Robin is seen smiling and chuckling every now and again, [[spoiler:although Mihawk [[NotSoStoic once laughed out loud]] when Zoro begged him for training]]. However, [[HollywoodCyborg Bartholomew Kuma]] out-stoics the both of them, even ''before'' [[spoiler:[[CyberneticsEatYourSoul he became a mindless machine]]]].
** Trafalgar Law ''tries'' being this. Given that he's forced to spend over one hundred chapters in close proximity to [[IdiotHero Luffy]], however...
* Rasen of ''Manga/FlameOfRecca''. Ridiculously pale complexion, an expression as vacant and empty as that of a corpse, and incapable of speech, so much that he requires telepathy to communicate with others when his deathly stare is insufficient.
* In ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', the SilentProtagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is graduated to a speaking character named Yu Narukami. He is depicted in the anime as calm and quiet, if eccentric. His stoic nature is largely PlayedForLaughs, to the point where even being tossed off a cliff gets almost no reaction from him.

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* Nico Robin of ''Manga/OnePiece''. Even when she is just as freaked out as the rest of her crew mates are, her In ''Manga/Brave10'', Rokuro tends to show little expression is normal and neutral. Even Eiichiro Oda states that she is the only one with normal expressions. Though it seems that she is allowing herself to open up more since the TimeSkip.
** Zoro as well, though he tends to have more outbursts than Robin.
** Dracule Mihawk plays this trope straight, as Robin is seen smiling and chuckling every now and again, [[spoiler:although Mihawk [[NotSoStoic once laughed out loud]] when Zoro begged him for training]]. However, [[HollywoodCyborg Bartholomew Kuma]] out-stoics the both of them, even ''before'' [[spoiler:[[CyberneticsEatYourSoul he became a mindless machine]]]].
** Trafalgar Law ''tries'' being this. Given that
goes around getting things done quietly. When he's forced not being a jerk to spend over one hundred chapters in close proximity to [[IdiotHero Luffy]], however...
* Rasen of ''Manga/FlameOfRecca''. Ridiculously pale complexion, an expression as vacant and empty as that of a corpse, and incapable of speech, so much that he requires telepathy to communicate with others when his deathly stare
Saizo, Sasuke is insufficient.
* In ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', the SilentProtagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is graduated to a speaking character named Yu Narukami. He is depicted in the anime as calm and quiet, if eccentric. His
pretty stoic nature is largely PlayedForLaughs, to the point where even being tossed off a cliff gets almost no reaction from him.too.



* Jin of ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' is a calm, composed and cultivated samurai [[RedOniBlueOni to contrast Mugen]] who behaves like a wild animal.
* Kambei Shimada from ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'', "He has the eyes of a dead man." according to a Nobuseri. Kyuzo even more so.
* Similar to Kyuzo, Chloe from ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' also qualifies.

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* Jin Most of ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' the protagonists of ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', but especially Deneve.
* ''C.C. from ''Anime/CodeGeass''.
* Every single contractor in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. It's one of their defining characteristics. Bonus points go to Hei in particular for being an AntiHero with a BadassLongcoat. [[SubvertedTrope However]], most of them also seem to have one BerserkButton that [[NotSoStoic blows the whole thing to hell]]. Kirihara
is also a calm, composed stoic and cultivated samurai [[RedOniBlueOni she isn't a contractor.
* Muta from ''Manga/TheDaughterOfTwentyFaces'' fits this
to contrast Mugen]] a T, whether teaching Chiko to not let her guard down, checking to make sure she's ready for her first cat burglar job, or [[spoiler: taking a bullet for her.]]
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** As an adult, Goku when he's fighting. When he's in a serious battle or fighting someone
who behaves is beneath his interest or time he tends to be stone face, some times boarding on uninterested. The latter can be seen with the Ginyu Force where Goku cracks a smile once.
** Piccolo at the start of ''Z''. Outside of showing annoyance, he remains calm through battle. Although, does show fear and frustration when facing an opponent many times stronger than him. After merging with Kami, he becomes much less stoic and is more open to his emotions.
** Tien. Besides frustration, he rarely shows any emotion even when badly match. It helps to make him the ComicallySerious. [[BerserkButton He only shows real anger if Chiaotzu is in danger]].
** Vegeta tries to be this, often wearing a scowl or frowning. But this is largely a front to conceal his inner HotBlooded nature, as he is far too passionate and prideful to stay stoic long and often indulges in trash talking his opponents whenever opportunity permits. His stoicism also blows away
like a wild animal.balloon in the wind when he facing an opponent stronger than him, as shown in his fights with Goku, Frieza and Perfect Cell.
** Turles from ''Anime/DragonBallZTheTreeOfMight'' is in many ways the cold and controlled Saiyan warrior that Vegeta ''tries'' to be. Unlike Vegeta he does not lose his cool when facing stronger opponents (Goku actually has him on the ropes for a bit before he circles back to eat a fruit from the Tree of Might) and while he shares some of Vegeta's ProudWarriorRaceGuy traits, he's not proud to the point of irrationality like the Saiyan prince can sometimes be.
** Much like Vegeta above, Frieza ''seems'' to be very much this at first, appearing unfazed by any of the horrible events that transpire in his wake and approaching problems like an academic or professor rather than a megalomaniacal tyrant. But also like Vegeta, this is largely a front, though in his case it masks a personality so dangerously AxCrazy as to make Vegeta look like a pillar of mental health. In fact, Frieza's entire reason for being in a weak (relative to his other forms) transformation is because his power comes with a distinct case of WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity. The more Frieza transforms, the less stoic and rational he becomes, until by the end he's a frothing, raving caricature of the icy cool emperor viewers first saw. His father and brother both share this front of glacial stoicism, and both of them see it crumble around them just like Frieza.
** Future Gohan. After over a decade of tragic and pain, Gohan rarely cracks a smile and has a scowl almost permanently embedded on his face.
** Future Trunks. Unlike his present counterpart, he rarely smiles and is almost always frowning. [[BreakTheCutie Giving his backstory]], this is completely understandable. He does, however, give tender smiles when he's around his mother, Gohan, and when he first meets Vegeta. Also, like his father Vegeta, he becomes much less stoic and serious as he gets to know the Z-Fighters better, though he never loses this aspect entirely.
** Androids 16, 17, and 18. 17 is the least stoic of the trio since he often wears a cocky smirk. 18 rarely shows any emotion even around her husband. [[WhenSheSmiles She does opens up and smiles when around her daughter]], though. 16 is the most serious, only showing his feelings when around animals. In contrast, future Androids 17 and 18 are completely AxCrazy. Ironically enough, Androids 17 and 18 have their roles reversed in the SequelSeries ''Anime/DragonballSuper'' - Android 18 has pretty much [[DefrostingIceQueen completely defrosted]] and Android 17 is TheComicallySerious.

** Androids 19 and 20 tries to be this, but they fail miserably after Goku and Vegeta revealed their Super Saiyan forms and Piccolo beats the crud out of 20. In 19's case, he even exhibits outright terror, despite being a purely synthetic being.
** Evil Buu, the form of Buu that was expelled by Fat Buu after healing Mr. Satan when he was shot. Unlike every other form of Buu, including his empowered Super Buu form, he never shows any emotion when fighting. He only starts to smile and laugh manically after eating Fat Buu.
* Kambei Shimada L and [[spoiler: his eventual successor]] Near from ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'', "He has ''Manga/DeathNote''.
* Lucy from
the eyes anime ''Manga/ElfenLied'', despite (or because of) her traumatic life.
* Taka from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''. Even when leaping into the air with perfect grace, he just looks bored, and finds little interest in the game of football.
** To a lesser extent, Kakei, Akaba, and Unsui, though they're more reasonably reserved.
** And then on the other end of the spectrum are Tetsuma and Shin who can be downright robotic.
* Tabitha in ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' is robotically stoic. Her tragic and somewhat sadistic back story might have something to do with it.
* Kenshiro from ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' may be the archetype from which many other stoic anime heroes came from, as he is first introduced as a man of few words and only mild kindness. As the series progresses, however, he is shown to be quite empathetic.
* Rasen of ''Manga/FlameOfRecca''. Ridiculously pale complexion, an expression as vacant and empty as that
of a corpse, and incapable of speech, so much that he requires telepathy to communicate with others when his deathly stare is insufficient.
* [[GenderBlenderName Nanase Haruka]] of ''Anime/{{Free}}'' is introduced as the very stoic protagonist but starts cracking around episode 5. Later we see that he is NotSoStoic ''at all''. Especially when water, [[TheRival Rin]] or [[HoYay his best friend]] [[NiceGuy Makoto]] are involved.
* Machi Kuragi from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' is a version of this. Most of her stoicism stems from being groomed to be "perfect" since a young age, resulting in a seeming lack of any personality or individuality. She's eventually able to show more emotion, but stoic calmness remains as her default.
* Riza Hawkeye from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
** And Scar. It's entire possible that his titular scar has [[FrozenFace physically damaged his facial muscles and he CAN'T make many other expressions than his generic grimace]]. Although he does eventually smile, making it more likely that he simply didn't want to.
** King Bradley, as well. He loves to [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry monologue about how much something angers him]] while his voice betrays no emotion whatsoever. The only time his facade breaks is in a funeral. [[spoiler:His hands were shaking because he was enraged by the crying of the
dead man." according man's daughter.]] That said, he can put on a convincing cheery dictator face, especially when fleeing his body guards. [[spoiler:His facade is so strong the 2003 anime switched him from being Wrath to Pride without any issues whatsoever.]]
* Much of ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' is spent having Sagara Sousuke [[CharacterDevelopment slowly get over this trope]]. In canon, he's repeatedly shown to be one of, if not ''the'' most stoic characters in the series (shown to start breaking from it only closer to the end). Even the villains of the series are not as stoic as him (as they are either psychotically gleeful and [[AxCrazy have
a Nobuseri. Kyuzo even lust for violence]], or they're depressed individuals {{wangst}}ing in their emotional turmoil).
* Major Kusanagi from ''Anime/GhostInTheShell'' and ''Anime/GhostInTheShellStandAloneComplex'' rarely displays much emotion at all, though she is somewhat
more so.
* Similar
emotive in the latter. If you do manage to Kyuzo, Chloe from ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' also qualifies.make her angry, though, be ''very'' afraid. Averted in the the [[Manga/GhostInTheShell original manga]], where she's snarky and amused by the antics of her squadmates. She becomes this trope only when things get really serious.
* Naru and his assistant Lin in ''Manga/GhostHunt''.



* ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'':
** Paptimus Scirocco, the BigBad of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam''. In spite of his ability to manipulate emotions and his extreme sensitivity to them as a Newtype, he displays open contempt for the emotional and prides himself on his stoic nature.
** Trowa Barton from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]''. After losing his family in the war, Trowa was on his own until about age four and didn't even know how to talk until other humans found him. Even a decade later, he seems surprised when something affects him emotionally (as seen when he cries after [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten being ordered to destroy his friend Duo's Gundam]].
** ''Gundam Wing'' protagonist Heero Yuy is also stoic, but calling him '''The''' Stoic isn't quite right ({{Kuudere}} is more appropriate). While he thinks that emotions get you killed on the battlefield, he says they're needed the rest of the time. He exhibits a normal (if subdued) emotional range ([[http://aboutgundamwing.com/SC/SC06/vlcsnap-75159.jpg surprise]], [[http://aboutgundamwing.com/SC/SC34/vlcsnap-81467.jpg fear]], and [[http://aboutgundamwing.com/SC/SC48/vlcsnap-239993.jpg happiness]]), and his self-stated life philosophy is "Live by your emotions". Most of the confusion stems from English voice actor Music/MarkHildreth being told to play the character as stiff and robotic, combined with {{Flanderization}}; this is obviously less of a problem in the Japanese version, where Creator/HikaruMidorikawa delivered a subdued but still emotional performance.
* Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' has '''''NO''''' facial expressions. ''Ever''. This isn't even a question of why she doesn't do it, it's more like she is physically incapable of forming expressions because her body is an interface and wasn't programmed for it. If she talks, it's always monotone. She avoids being creepy, by bringing loads and loads of [[BadassBookworm badass-ness]] and [[TheWoobie hug-urges]]. As we know from CharacterDevelopment, she ''has'' emotions (which is an important aspect of her characterization) and Kyon has taken to trying to read her emotional state. Pondering what she is feeling and why are questions for both Kyon and the reader. [[spoiler: In ''Disappearance'', Koizumi also observes possible changes in Yuki and Kyon suggests that Haruhi may also have noticed Yuki's emotions. In ''Surprise'' Ryoko, back from deletion, also observes that Yuki has moved beyond being a "mere terminal," asking Emiri if she and Emiri would ever attain that state.]]
* Ai Enma the ''Anime/HellGirl''. [[spoiler:Only because her emotions were sealed so she could do her job. Flashbacks show she is just a normal girl.]]
* "The Captain" from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''
* ''LightNovel/HyakkaRyouranSamuraiGirls'' has an interesting example in Nia. She's not unemotional or repressed; she just doesn't show her emotions much and has an overall stoic personality.
* Houtarou Oreki from ''Anime/{{Hyouka}}''. Mostly because he dislikes wasting energy.
* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Sesshomaru 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. Sesshomaru's stoicism is such that his humorous little servant Jaken 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 of emotion.
* Jotaro Kujo from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Part 3''. This is intentional on his part: he thinks people will know his mood no matter what he does, so he's very unemotional, except when he's pushed too far.
** Jotaro's stoicism not only allows him to win an AbsurdlyHighStakesGame of poker, but also drive his opponent ''insane''.
* Reiko, the antisocial mangaka from ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', hardly ever displays emotion, even with fighting. However, she does not qualify as an EmotionlessGirl, because despite her stoic nature it is revealed that the reason she became a member of the Orochi was that [[spoiler: she was a failed mangaka and the pressure to succeed was too great]], thus showing she did have strong emotions, just does not display them.



* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Sesshomaru 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. Sesshomaru's stoicism is such that his humorous little servant Jaken 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 of emotion.
* Aoshi Shinomori from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. Even while he is winning in an intense battle, he shows no facial expressions or emotions.
%%* Meia Gisborne from ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Sasuke and his brother Itachi (though Sasuke has a habit of [[NotSoStoic losing his stoicism]] fairly often).
*** Although he does pull off stoic quite well among friends. It's made better by his teammates, who both overreact to everything. If something shocking or undesirable is mentioned, it's a sure bet that Naruto and Sakura will start yelling, objecting, and generally flipping out. Sasuke will just sit there impassively. Unfortunately, he [[BerserkButton loses it]] when confronted by someone who insulted or attacked the Uchiha clan.
** Later on, Sai. Though he smiles, it's just a technique he learned to put people at their ease. He's more of a Spock than TheSpock. The fact that he continually puts people down could be his ego fighting to get out.
** Kakashi and Yamato are also fairly Stoic most of the time.
** As are Shino and Neji. The former was demonstrated quite humorously when he tried to let Naruto know he was mad at him for not recognizing him after the TimeSkip.
** Shikamaru himself is this in a more apathetic and lazy way, he does give off a smile every once in a while but usually keeps a disinterested expression unless things get serious.
** Nagato/Pain and Konan definitely fit since the death of [[spoiler:Yahiko]].
** Gaara is a perfect example of this.
** Surprisingly, Naruto tends to pull this off whenever he takes a level in badass.
** [[spoiler:''Madara Uchiha''. From curbstomping the five Kages to the revival of the [[EldritchAbomination Ten Tails]], the (quite frankly, crazy) events happening around him rarely evoke much more than a "Meh." and disdainful expression from him.]]
** Tobi was this before the mask came off, at least in terms of demeanour. [[spoiler:Though he certainly wasn't this as a child. And rapidly becomes less so after he loses the mask and is forced to face up to his past.]]
** In the past, Orochimaru was fairly calm and unemotional when he was younger. But since he turned to evil for power and eternal life, [[CorruptTheCutie obviously something went very wrong in his behaviour.]]
** Among all the Hokage's by far the most calm, controlled and frankly underrated one is [[MakingASplash Tobirama Senju]] himself.
* Jotaro Kujo from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Part 3''. This is intentional on his part: he thinks people will know his mood no matter what he does, so he's very unemotional, except when he's pushed too far.
** Jotaro's stoicism not only allows him to win an AbsurdlyHighStakesGame of poker, but also drive his opponent ''insane''.
* Lucy from the anime ''Manga/ElfenLied'', despite (or because of) her traumatic life.

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* ''Manga/InuYasha'': Sesshomaru is an AloofBigBrother ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' has Akisame the WarriorPoet, 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. Sesshomaru's stoicism is such that his humorous little servant Jaken 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 of emotion.
* Aoshi Shinomori from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. Even while he is winning in an intense battle, he shows no facial expressions or emotions.
%%* Meia Gisborne from ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Sasuke and his brother Itachi (though Sasuke has a habit of [[NotSoStoic losing his stoicism]] fairly often).
*** Although he does pull off stoic quite well among friends. It's made better by his teammates, who both overreact to everything. If something shocking or undesirable is mentioned, it's a sure bet that Naruto and Sakura will start yelling, objecting, and generally flipping out. Sasuke will just sit there impassively. Unfortunately, he [[BerserkButton
practically never loses it]] when confronted by someone his cool. There's also [[LadyOfWar Shigure]], who insulted or attacked the Uchiha clan.
has smiled only ''twice'' so far. (And both times only to Kenichi!)
** Later on, Sai. Though he smiles, it's just a technique he learned to put people at Freya's not on their ease. He's more of a Spock than TheSpock. The fact that he continually puts people down could be his ego fighting to get out.
** Kakashi and Yamato are also fairly Stoic most of the time.
** As are Shino and Neji. The former was demonstrated quite humorously when he tried to let Naruto know he was mad at him for not recognizing him after the TimeSkip.
** Shikamaru himself is this in a more apathetic and lazy way, he does give off a smile every once in a while but usually keeps a disinterested expression unless things get serious.
** Nagato/Pain and Konan definitely fit since the death of [[spoiler:Yahiko]].
** Gaara is a perfect example of this.
** Surprisingly, Naruto tends to pull this off whenever he takes a
level in badass.
** [[spoiler:''Madara Uchiha''. From curbstomping
yet, but she's probably the five Kages to the revival member of the [[EldritchAbomination Ten Tails]], the (quite frankly, crazy) events happening around him rarely evoke much more than their generation who comes closest. Natsu might make a "Meh." and disdainful expression good showing, as long as Kenichi stays away from him.]]
** Tobi was this before the mask came off, at least in terms of demeanour. [[spoiler:Though he certainly wasn't this as a child. And rapidly becomes less so after he loses the mask and is forced to face up to his past.]]
** In the past, Orochimaru was fairly calm and unemotional when he was younger. But since he turned to evil for power and eternal life, [[CorruptTheCutie obviously something went very wrong in his behaviour.]]
** Among all the Hokage's by far the most calm, controlled and frankly underrated one is [[MakingASplash Tobirama Senju]] himself.
* Jotaro Kujo from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure Part 3''. This is intentional on his part: he thinks people will know his mood no matter what he does, so he's very unemotional, except when he's pushed too far.
** Jotaro's stoicism not only allows him to win an AbsurdlyHighStakesGame of poker, but also drive his opponent ''insane''.
* Lucy from the anime ''Manga/ElfenLied'', despite (or because of) her traumatic life.



* Afro from ''Anime/AfroSamurai''.
* Legato Bluesummers from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', over the course of the show, is completely cold and impassive, even during such exploits as brutally massacring a gang, annihilating a city, and [[spoiler: forcing a man to shoot him in the head.]]
* Rukawa Kaede from ''Manga/SlamDunk''.
* Trowa Barton from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]''. After losing his family in the war, Trowa was on his own until about age four and didn't even know how to talk until other humans found him. Even a decade later, he seems surprised when something affects him emotionally (as seen when he cries after [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten being ordered to destroy his friend Duo's Gundam]].
** Protagonist Heero Yuy is stoic, but calling him '''The''' Stoic isn't quite right ({{Kuudere}} is more appropriate). While he thinks that emotions get you killed on the battlefield, he says they're needed the rest of the time. He exhibits a normal (if subdued) emotional range ([[http://aboutgundamwing.com/SC/SC06/vlcsnap-75159.jpg surprise]], [[http://aboutgundamwing.com/SC/SC34/vlcsnap-81467.jpg fear]], and [[http://aboutgundamwing.com/SC/SC48/vlcsnap-239993.jpg happiness]]), and his self-stated life philosophy is "Live by your emotions". Most of the confusion stems from English voice actor Music/MarkHildreth being told to play the character as stiff and robotic, combined with {{Flanderization}}; this is obviously less of a problem in the Japanese version, where Creator/HikaruMidorikawa delivered a subdued but still emotional performance.
* "The Captain" from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''
* Kunimitsu Tezuka from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. Genichirou Sanada starts like this, but soon we see that he's NotSoStoic.
* Rin Asougi from ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'', in addition to being a moderate {{tsundere}}. Being an [[FromASingleCell regenerating immortal]] helps a lot, but it doesn't make her quipping stuff like "Count your tools!" to a surgeon who previously vivisected her without anaesthesia before killing him with his own scalpel (which he forgot inside her body, apparently) any less badass. Let alone muttering "It may be too much even for me..." before being sucked into a ''running airplane jet engine''...
* Satoru Toono of ''Manga/AwkwardSilence'' has passionate internal emotions, but is incapable of actually showing them on his perpetually indifferent face. His love interest can figure out what he's actually thinking to an extent, but Satoru's [[CannotSpitItOut inability to express or say what he's feeling]] is the major cause of misunderstandings between them. It's so bad that when he's provoked into raising his voice at one point, he ends up fainting from oxygen deprivation.
* Muta from ''Manga/TheDaughterOfTwentyFaces'' fits this to a T, whether teaching Chiko to not let her guard down, checking to make sure she's ready for her first cat burglar job, or [[spoiler: taking a bullet for her.]]
* D from ''Anime/VampireHunterD'' is a classic example.

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* Afro from ''Anime/AfroSamurai''.
Akashi and Kuroko of ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''.
* Legato Bluesummers from ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', over the course Paul von Oberstein of ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' is one of the show, is completely cold and impassive, best examples of this trope. He's not fazed by anything, be it a necessity to sacrifice two billion people or even during such exploits as brutally massacring a gang, annihilating a city, and [[spoiler: forcing a man to shoot him in the head.]]
''his own death''.
* Rukawa Kaede [[TheLancer Reiji]] from ''Manga/SlamDunk''.
* Trowa Barton from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]''. After losing his family in
''Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron'', compounded by the war, Trowa was on his own until about age four and didn't even know how to talk until other humans found him. Even a decade later, he seems surprised when something affects him emotionally (as seen when he cries after [[IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten being ordered to destroy his friend Duo's Gundam]].
** Protagonist Heero Yuy is stoic, but calling him '''The''' Stoic isn't quite right ({{Kuudere}} is more appropriate). While he thinks
fact that emotions get you killed on the battlefield, he says they're needed the rest of the time. He exhibits a normal (if subdued) emotional range ([[http://aboutgundamwing.com/SC/SC06/vlcsnap-75159.jpg surprise]], [[http://aboutgundamwing.com/SC/SC34/vlcsnap-81467.jpg fear]], and [[http://aboutgundamwing.com/SC/SC48/vlcsnap-239993.jpg happiness]]), and his self-stated life philosophy is "Live by your emotions". Most of the confusion stems from English voice actor Music/MarkHildreth being told [[FeelNoPain immune to play the character as stiff and robotic, combined with {{Flanderization}}; this is obviously less of a problem in the Japanese version, where Creator/HikaruMidorikawa delivered a subdued but still emotional performance.
pain]].
* "The Captain" from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}''
* Kunimitsu Tezuka from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. Genichirou Sanada starts like this, but soon we see that he's NotSoStoic.
* Rin Asougi from ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'', in addition to being a moderate {{tsundere}}. Being an [[FromASingleCell regenerating immortal]] helps a lot, but it doesn't make her quipping stuff like "Count your tools!" to a surgeon
''Franchise/LupinIII'' has two:
** Jigen,
who previously vivisected her without anaesthesia before killing him with his own scalpel (which he forgot inside her body, apparently) any less badass. Let alone muttering "It may be too much even for me..." before being sucked into a ''running airplane jet engine''...
* Satoru Toono of ''Manga/AwkwardSilence'' has passionate internal emotions, but is incapable of actually showing them on his perpetually indifferent face. His love interest can figure out what he's actually thinking to an extent, but Satoru's [[CannotSpitItOut inability to express or say what he's feeling]]
is the major cause of misunderstandings between them. It's so bad that when he's provoked into raising contrast to the usually HotBlooded protagonist. Also a DeadpanSnarker.
** Goemon, who is silent/medatative, he tends to let
his voice at one point, he ends up fainting from oxygen deprivation.
* Muta from ''Manga/TheDaughterOfTwentyFaces'' fits this to a T, whether teaching Chiko to not let her guard down, checking to make sure she's ready for her first cat burglar job, or [[spoiler: taking a bullet for her.]]
* D from ''Anime/VampireHunterD'' is a classic example.
sword do the talking.



* Hazuki Sakurazaka, the head {{Meido}}, from ''LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'' usually puts up a stoic appearance and monotone voice. Even when she's drunk, and accidentally bashing her head to the wall (or the electric post), she always had the same stoic feel around her.

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* Hazuki Sakurazaka, the head {{Meido}}, Lantis from ''LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'' usually puts up a stoic appearance ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' classifies as this big time! Zagato and monotone voice. Even when she's drunk, and accidentally bashing her head Lafarga are also this, though to the wall (or the electric post), she always had the same stoic feel around her.lesser degrees... well, somewhat.



* ''Anime/MarginalPrince'' has two of such characters. On the one hand, there is Henri, the local DeadpanSnarker, and then we also have Yenje, who is more the AloofBigBrother type.
* Aur resident VillainProtagonist from ''LightNovel/MaouNoHajimekata'', due his advanced (real) age and firm belief that he knows all humanity (i.e: they are all trash) thatís Aurís personae, he isnít fazed by anything because he will always be a step ahead.
* ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'':
** Subverted with [[TokenMiniMoe Kanna]]. She rarely changes her facial expression and almost always uses a flat and monotone voice, but her body language and actions show a normal range of emotions for a young child.
** Played straight with Kobayashi, who tends to keep her emotions to herself ([[InVinoVeritas as long as she's not drunk]]). Though she smiles more often [[TookALevelInCheerfulness as the series progresses]].
* Rin Asougi from ''Anime/{{Mnemosyne}}'', in addition to being a moderate {{tsundere}}. Being an [[FromASingleCell regenerating immortal]] helps a lot, but it doesn't make her quipping stuff like "Count your tools!" to a surgeon who previously vivisected her without anaesthesia before killing him with his own scalpel (which he forgot inside her body, apparently) any less badass. Let alone muttering "It may be too much even for me..." before being sucked into a ''running airplane jet engine''...
* The Medicine Peddler from ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'' barely displays any emotion at all. The most you can expect is mild irritation or [[DullSurprise slight bemusement]] at whatever completely insane MindScrew [[SurrealHorror terrors]] [[MonsterOfTheWeek the mononoke of the episode]] decides to conjure up.



* Thorfinn of ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' likes to think he's the Stoic, being gruff and rude to nearly everyone, but in his heart he's as much of a HotBlooded ScreamingWarrior as any of the other Vikings. His father on the other hand, now he was a true Stoic.

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* Thorfinn The bodyguard Masa from ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''.
* Miharu from ''Manga/NabariNoOu''. Yoite tries it at times, too.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** Sasuke and his brother Itachi (though Sasuke has a habit
of ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' likes [[NotSoStoic losing his stoicism]] fairly often).
*** Although he does pull off stoic quite well among friends. It's made better by his teammates, who both overreact
to think everything. If something shocking or undesirable is mentioned, it's a sure bet that Naruto and Sakura will start yelling, objecting, and generally flipping out. Sasuke will just sit there impassively. Unfortunately, he [[BerserkButton loses it]] when confronted by someone who insulted or attacked the Uchiha clan.
** Later on, Sai. Though he smiles, it's just a technique he learned to put people at their ease. He's more of a Spock than TheSpock. The fact that he continually puts people down could be his ego fighting to get out.
** Kakashi and Yamato are also fairly Stoic most of the time.
** As are Shino and Neji. The former was demonstrated quite humorously when he tried to let Naruto know he was mad at him for not recognizing him after the TimeSkip.
** Shikamaru himself is this in a more apathetic and lazy way, he does give off a smile every once in a while but usually keeps a disinterested expression unless things get serious.
** Nagato/Pain and Konan definitely fit since the death of [[spoiler:Yahiko]].
** Gaara is a perfect example of this.
** Surprisingly, Naruto tends to pull this off whenever he takes a level in badass.
** [[spoiler:''Madara Uchiha''. From curbstomping the five Kages to the revival of the [[EldritchAbomination Ten Tails]], the (quite frankly, crazy) events happening around him rarely evoke much more than a "Meh." and disdainful expression from him.]]
** Tobi was this before the mask came off, at least in terms of demeanour. [[spoiler:Though he certainly wasn't this as a child. And rapidly becomes less so after he loses the mask and is forced to face up to his past.]]
** In the past, Orochimaru was fairly calm and unemotional when he was younger. But since he turned to evil for power and eternal life, [[CorruptTheCutie obviously something went very wrong in his behaviour.]]
** Among all the Hokage's by far the most calm, controlled and frankly underrated one is [[MakingASplash Tobirama Senju]] himself.
* Gendo Ikari and his subordinate Fuyutsuki from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''. Rei initially seems like one, but is soon revealed to be more of a {{Kuudere}}. Here's a few key examples: When Unit 00 was undergoing a test and went berserk, it started punching the wall that Gendo happened to be right beyond, shattering several layers of bulletproof glass, and Gendo, who was less than three feet away from the glass, didn't move an inch, nor did he show any emotion. Also, when Shinji fought Zeruel in Unit 01, Zeruel shot a beam that cut off Unit 01's arm, splattering enough blood on Gendo (Who miraculously only had half his body soaked) to fill up at least one pool. And Gendo, while he looked noticeably worried, never spoke or changed his facial expression from that one.
* Hazuki Sakurazaka, the head {{Meido}}, from ''LightNovel/NogizakaHarukaNoHimitsu'' usually puts up a stoic appearance and monotone voice. Even when she's drunk, and accidentally bashing her head to the wall (or the electric post), she always had the same stoic feel around her.
* Nico Robin of ''Manga/OnePiece''. Even when she is just as freaked out as the rest of her crew mates are, her expression is normal and neutral. Even Eiichiro Oda states that she is the only one with normal expressions. Though it seems that she is allowing herself to open up more since the TimeSkip.
** Zoro as well, though he tends to have more outbursts than Robin.
** Dracule Mihawk plays this trope straight, as Robin is seen smiling and chuckling every now and again, [[spoiler:although Mihawk [[NotSoStoic once laughed out loud]] when Zoro begged him for training]]. However, [[HollywoodCyborg Bartholomew Kuma]] out-stoics the both of them, even ''before'' [[spoiler:[[CyberneticsEatYourSoul he became a mindless machine]]]].
** Trafalgar Law ''tries'' being this. Given that
he's forced to spend over one hundred chapters in close proximity to [[IdiotHero Luffy]], however...
* Similar to Kyuzo, Chloe from ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' also qualifies.
* Nabuca from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' constructs a stoic facade to help him cope with
the Stoic, being gruff and rude to nearly everyone, but in his heart fact that he's [[ChildSoldiers been a mass murderer since the age of five]].
* Saitama, from ''Anime/OnePunchMan'' is usually portrayed
as much nonchalant throughout the entire series. When he fights monsters, he always has a deadpan look on his face as he one-shots the monster into oblivion. No matter what he does, or who he faces, he doesn't feel anything at all. He has occasionally expressed emotions at various times, but for the most part, he is bored when it comes to a variety of things.
* Mori from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' rarely speaks more than
a HotBlooded ScreamingWarrior few words, and is seemingly unfazed by anything. This gets lampshaded as it is his main draw for being in the Host Club.
* In ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'', the SilentProtagonist of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is graduated to a speaking character named Yu Narukami. He is depicted in the anime as calm and quiet, if eccentric. His stoic nature is largely PlayedForLaughs, to the point where even being tossed off a cliff gets almost no reaction from him.
* Shinji aka Paul from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fits this trope to a T.
** And Bashou/Hun from the Legend of Thunder special...unless he's trying to kill something, in which case he just gets freakily happy.
** Ash's Treecko/Grovyle/Sceptile from the Hoenn region also counts, as it's always found relaxing somewhere. One of the movie shorts had it resisting the involuntary urge to break into a dance for most of the short, though in the end it starts dancing more energetically than
any of the other Vikings. Pokemon.
*** In every region, Ash will have at least one Pokemon who is always calm and seemingly oblivious to anything happening.
* Homura of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. She tries her best to conceal all her emotions behind a veil of secrecy.
* Aoshi Shinomori from ''Manga/RurouniKenshin''. Even while he is winning in an intense battle, he shows no facial expressions or emotions.
* ''Manga/PingPong'': Smile, in spades.
His father on demeanor hasn't changed since elementary school, and he barely shows any emotion throughout the other hand, now he was series.
* Kunimitsu Tezuka from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''. Genichirou Sanada starts like this, but soon we see that he's NotSoStoic.
* Jin of ''Anime/SamuraiChamploo'' is
a true Stoic.calm, composed and cultivated samurai [[RedOniBlueOni to contrast Mugen]] who behaves like a wild animal.
* ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'''s Hishigi is most certainly this trope. Even in the middle of an intense battle with one of the strongest characters in the series, his facial expression barely shifts.
* Kambei Shimada from ''Anime/SamuraiSeven'', "He has the eyes of a dead man." according to a Nobuseri. Kyuzo even more so.



* Lantis from ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' classifies as this big time!
** Zagato and Lafarga are also this, though to lesser degrees...well, somewhat.
* Riza Hawkeye from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
** And Scar. It's entire possible that his titular scar has [[FrozenFace physically damaged his facial muscles and he CAN'T make many other expressions than his generic grimace]]. Although he does eventually smile, making it more likely that he simply didn't want to.
** King Bradley, as well. He loves to [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry monologue about how much something angers him]] while his voice betrays no emotion whatsoever. The only time his facade breaks is in a funeral. [[spoiler:His hands were shaking because he was enraged by the crying of the dead man's daughter.]] That said, he can put on a convincing cheery dictator face, especially when fleeing his body guards. [[spoiler:His facade is so strong the 2003 anime switched him from being Wrath to Pride without any issues whatsoever.]]
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia:''
** Norway is generally stonefaced and unflappable, as a part of his design as a "mysterious" and "ethereal" character.
** Hong Kong tends not to emote often, but he is [[CharacterizationMarchesOn much more expressive in the current series]] than he was in his earliest appearances, where he was a PerpetualFrowner.
** The [[TheQuietOne quiet and calm Japan]] is this, too, to an extent, although he's proven himself on several occasions to be NotSoStoic.
** Surprisingly, Belarus can be this at times; in fact, it's one of her most prevalent emotional qualities other than being [[CreepyAwesome downright terrifying]].
** Sweden himself is a master of this. Out of all the Nordics, Sweden shows the least outward emotion towards...well, anything.
** Vietnam is even more qualified then Japan in this category. Not only does she express little emotion, but she is rumoured to not even know how to smile (despite what fan-art may suggest).
* Seto Kaiba from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' (much more so in the anime than in the [[Manga/YuGiOh manga]], in which he was prone to maniacal laughter in each duel he played.)
** An Expy of Kaiba in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Zane Truesdale (Ryo Marufuji) is certainly this. Protagonist Jaden (Judai) himself becomes this after his DespairEventHorizon in contrast to [[BlitheSpirit his earlier mannerisms]].
*** Then Yusei Fudo from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' is stoic from the start, but will occasionally let out a small smile. Ironically, his rival Jack, another Kaiba expy, is more emotional at times than the main protagonist. Yusei does show more emotion as time goes by, though.
* Nabuca from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' constructs a stoic facade to help him cope with the fact that he's [[ChildSoldiers been a mass murderer since the age of five]].
* Death the Kid from ''Manga/SoulEater'' would count as a Stoic but he has no problem expressing himself so it might be hard to tell.
** But show him a [[SuperOCD lop-sided... anything...]] and he [[NotSoStoic won't remain stoic for long]].

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* Lantis ''Manga/ShugoChara'': Hikaru "This is my normal face. :| This is my face when I am sullen. :| This is my face when I'm having fun. :|"
* Kazuyoshi "Switch" Usui
from ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' classifies as this big time!
** Zagato and Lafarga are also this, though to lesser degrees...well, somewhat.
* Riza Hawkeye from ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''.
** And Scar. It's entire possible
''Manga/SKETDance''. [[spoiler:Ever since he caused a misunderstanding with a {{Yandere}} that got his titular scar has [[FrozenFace physically damaged brother killed]], his facial muscles and he CAN'T make many other expressions than his generic grimace]]. Although he does eventually smile, making it more likely that he simply didn't want to.
** King Bradley, as well. He loves to [[ThatMakesMeFeelAngry monologue about how much something angers him]] while his voice betrays no emotion whatsoever.
expression never changes. The only time emotion he shows is through his facade breaks is text-to-laptop.
* Kannami Yûichi
in a funeral. [[spoiler:His hands were shaking because he was enraged by the crying of the dead man's daughter.]] That said, he can put on a convincing cheery dictator face, especially when fleeing his body guards. [[spoiler:His facade is so strong the 2003 anime switched him from being Wrath to Pride without any issues whatsoever.]]
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia:''
** Norway is generally stonefaced and unflappable, as a part of his design as a "mysterious" and "ethereal" character.
** Hong Kong tends not to emote often, but he is [[CharacterizationMarchesOn much
''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' seems laid back more expressive in the current series]] than he was in his earliest appearances, where he was a PerpetualFrowner.
** The [[TheQuietOne quiet and calm Japan]] is this, too, to an extent, although
anything, but never acts any differently, whether he's proven himself on several occasions to be NotSoStoic.
** Surprisingly, Belarus can be this at times; in fact, it's one of her most prevalent emotional qualities other than being [[CreepyAwesome downright terrifying]].
** Sweden himself is a master of this. Out of all the Nordics, Sweden shows the least outward emotion towards...well, anything.
** Vietnam is even more qualified then Japan in this category. Not only does she express little emotion, but she is rumoured to not even know how to smile (despite what fan-art may suggest).
* Seto Kaiba from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' (much more so
gulping beer with his buddies, in the anime than in the [[Manga/YuGiOh manga]], in which middle of a dogfight or learning [[spoiler:that he was prone is an immortal clone-soldier, and has been killed countless of times, only to maniacal laughter in each duel he played.)
** An Expy
be resurrected with full set of Kaiba in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Zane Truesdale (Ryo Marufuji) is certainly this. Protagonist Jaden (Judai) himself becomes this after his DespairEventHorizon in contrast to [[BlitheSpirit his earlier mannerisms]].
*** Then Yusei Fudo
skills but no personal memories.]]
* Rukawa Kaede
from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' is stoic from the start, but will occasionally let out a small smile. Ironically, his rival Jack, another Kaiba expy, is more emotional at times than the main protagonist. Yusei does show more emotion as time goes by, though.
* Nabuca from ''Anime/NowAndThenHereAndThere'' constructs a stoic facade to help him cope with the fact that he's [[ChildSoldiers been a mass murderer since the age of five]].
''Manga/SlamDunk''.
* Death the Kid from ''Manga/SoulEater'' would count as a Stoic but he has no problem expressing himself so it might be hard to tell.
**
tell. But show him a [[SuperOCD lop-sided... anything...]] and he [[NotSoStoic won't remain stoic for long]].



* ''Franchise/LupinIII'' has two:
** Jigen, who is the contrast to the usually HotBlooded protagonist. Also a DeadpanSnarker.
** Goemon, who is silent/medatative, he tends to let his sword do the talking.
* Mori from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' rarely speaks more than a few words, and is seemingly unfazed by anything.
** This gets lampshaded as it is his main draw for being in the Host Club.
* Reiko, the antisocial mangaka from ''Manga/KannazukiNoMiko'', hardly ever displays emotion, even with fighting. However, she does not qualify as an EmotionlessGirl, because despite her stoic nature it is revealed that the reason she became a member of the Orochi was that [[spoiler: she was a failed mangaka and the pressure to succeed was too great]], thus showing she did have strong emotions, just does not display them.
* Most of the protagonists of ''Manga/{{Claymore}}'', but especially Deneve.
* The Prime Minister's personal assistant Nike in ''Manga/{{Appleseed}}'' does not just not show any emotions, but is actually an artificial being genetically engineered specifically to be unable to feel anger or hate. But she's not particularly cheerful, either.
* ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' has Akisame the WarriorPoet, who practically never loses his cool. There's also [[LadyOfWar Shigure]], who has smiled only ''twice'' so far. (And both times only to Kenichi!)
** Freya's not on their level yet, but she's probably the member of their generation who comes closest. Natsu might make a good showing, as long as Kenichi stays away from him.
* Every single contractor in ''Anime/DarkerThanBlack''. It's one of their defining characteristics. Bonus points go to Hei in particular for being an AntiHero with a BadassLongcoat. [[SubvertedTrope However]], most of them also seem to have one BerserkButton that [[NotSoStoic blows the whole thing to hell]]. Kirihara is also a stoic and she isn't a contractor.
* Tabitha in ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' is robotically stoic.
** Her tragic and somewhat sadistic back story might have something to do with it.
* Ai Enma the ''Anime/HellGirl''. [[spoiler:Only because her emotions were sealed so she could do her job. Flashbacks show she is just a normal girl.]]
* Doumeki from ''Anime/XxxHOLiC''
* Miharu from ''Manga/NabariNoOu''.
** Yoite tries it, at times, too.
* Shinji aka Paul from ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fits this trope to a T.
** And Bashou/Hun from the Legend of Thunder special...unless he's trying to kill something, in which case he just gets freakily happy.
*** That's more Atilla's thing. Ash's Treecko/Grovyle/Sceptile from the Hoenn region also counts, as it's always found relaxing somewhere. One of the movie shorts had it resisting the involuntary urge to break into a dance for most of the short, though in the end it starts dancing more energetically than any of the other Pokemon.
*** In every region, Ash will have at least one Pokemon who is always calm and seemingly oblivious to anything happening.
* L and [[spoiler: his eventual successor]] Near from ''Manga/DeathNote''.



* The Medicine Peddler from ''Anime/{{Mononoke}}'' barely displays any emotion at all. The most you can expect is mild irritation or [[DullSurprise slight bemusement]] at whatever completely insane MindScrew [[SurrealHorror terrors]] [[MonsterOfTheWeek the mononoke of the episode]] decides to conjure up.
* Taka from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''. Even when leaping into the air with perfect grace, he just looks bored, and finds little interest in the game of football.
** To a lesser extent, Kakei, Akaba, and Unsui, though they're more reasonably reserved.
** And then on the other end of the spectrum are Tetsuma and Shin who can be downright robotic.
* The bodyguard Masa from ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''.
* ''Manga/ShugoChara'': Hikaru "This is my normal face. :| This is my face when I am sullen. :| This is my face when I'm having fun. :|"



* ''Manga/AreaNoKishi'': Aizawa Suguru is known for his generally stoic attitude and for, as his younger brother Kakeru put it, "[[MemeticMutation never changing facial expressions.]]"
* Naru and his assistant Lin in ''Manga/GhostHunt''.
* [[TheLancer Reiji]] from ''Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron'', compounded by the fact that he is [[FeelNoPain immune to pain]].
* Homura of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. She tries her best to conceal all her emotions behind a veil of secrecy.
* Machi Kuragi from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' is a version of this. Most of her stoicism stems from being groomed to be "perfect" since a young age, resulting in a seeming lack of any personality or individuality. She's eventually able to show more emotion, but stoic calmness remains as her default.
* Kuroko of ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''.
* ''Akashi from KurokoNoBasuke''.
* Paul von Oberstein of ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' is one of the best examples of this trope. He's not fazed by anything, be it a necessity to sacrifice 2 billions of people or even ''his own death''.
* Houtarou Oreki from ''Anime/{{Hyouka}}''. Mostly because he dislikes wasting energy.
* ''Anime/MarginalPrince'' has two of such characters. On the one hand, there is Henri, the local DeadpanSnarker, and then we also have Yenje, who is more the AloofBigBrother type.
* ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'''s Hishigi is most certainly this trope. Even in the middle of an intense battle with one of the strongest characters in the series, his facial expression barely shifts.
* ''LightNovel/HyakkaRyouranSamuraiGirls'' has an interesting example in Nia. She's not unemotional or repressed; she just doesn't show her emotions much and has an overall stoic personality.
* [[GenderBlenderName Nanase Haruka]] of ''Anime/{{Free}}'' is introduced as the very stoic protagonist but starts cracking around episode 5. Later we see that he is NotSoStoic ''at all''. Especially when water, [[TheRival Rin]] or [[HoYay his best friend]] [[NiceGuy Makoto]] are involved.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has several, thanks to the CrapsackWorld they call home.
** Levi wears a look of near-constant boredom, whether he's in the middle of a battle or beating a teenager senseless. The few moments when he ''does'' express greater emotion are terrifying, either because of his UnstoppableRage or because things have just gotten ''that bad'' for the heroes.
** Mikasa Ackerman is an EmotionlessGirl much of the time, thanks to the traumatic loss of her parents as a child. She rarely expresses strong emotion, unless it directly relates to [[{{Protectorate}} Eren]]. When she does lose her cool, even her TrueCompanions are not safe.
** Bertolt Hoover doubles this with being TheQuietOne, rarely speaking up and generally observing things with at most a slightly uneasy expression. When he does actually speak up or express emotion, it's startling to the characters and audience alike. It turns out that he's actually NotSoStoic, and desperately keeping his emotions tightly under wrap so no one will realize just ''how'' messed up he actually is.
* Kazuyoshi "Switch" Usui from ''Manga/SKETDance''. [[spoiler:Ever since he caused a misunderstanding with a {{Yandere}} that got his brother killed]], his facial expression never changes. The only emotion he shows is through his text-to-laptop.
* ''Manga/PingPong'': Smile, in spades. His demeanor hasn't changed since elementary school, and he barely shows any emotion throughout the series.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** Piccolo at the start of ''Z''. Outside of showing annoyance, he remains calm through battle. Although, does show fear and frustration when facing an opponent many times stronger than him. After merging with Kami, he becomes much less stoic and is more open to his emotions.
** Tien. Besides frustration, he rarely shows any emotion even when badly match. It helps to make him the ComicallySerious. [[BerserkButton He only shows real anger if Chiaotzu is in danger]].
** As an adult, Goku when he's fighting. When he's in a serious battle or fighting someone who is beneath his interest or time he tends to be stone face, some times boarding on uninterested. The latter can be seen with the Ginyu Force where Goku cracks a smile once.
** Vegeta tries to be this, often wearing a scowl or frowning. But Vegeta is far too passionate and prideful to stay stoic long and start trash talking his opponent.
** Future Trunks. Unlike his present counterpart, he rarely smiles and is almost always frowning. [[BreakTheCutie Giving his backstory]], this is completely understandable. He does, however, give tender smiles when he's around his mother, Gohan, and when he first meets Vegeta.
** Gohan's future counterpart. After over a decade of tragic and pain, Gohan rarely cracks a smile and has a scowl almost permanently embedded on his face.
** Androids 16, 17, and 18. 17 is the least stoic of the trio since he often wears a cocky smirk. 18 rarely shows any emotion even around her husband. [[WhenSheSmiles She does opens up and smiles when around her daughter]], though. 16 is the most serious, only showing his feelings when around animals. In contrast, future Androids 17 and 18 are completely AxCrazy. Ironically enough, Androids 17 and 18 have their roles reversed in the SequelSeries ''Anime/DragonballSuper'' - Android 18 has pretty much [[DefrostingIceQueen completely defrosted]] and Android 17 is TheComicallySerious.
** Androids 19 and 20 tries to be this, but they fail miserably after Goku and Vegeta revealed their Super Saiyan forms and Piccolo beats the crud out of 20.
** Evil Buu, the form of Buu that was expelled by Fat Buu after healing Mr. Satan when he was shot. Unlike every other form of Buu, including his empowered Super Buu form, he never shows any emotion when fighting. He only starts to smile and laugh manically after eating Fat Buu.
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Rokuro tends to show little expression and goes around getting things done quietly. When he's not being a jerk to Saizo, Sasuke is pretty stoic too.
* ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'':
** Subverted with [[TokenMiniMoe Kanna]]. She rarely changes her facial expression and almost always uses a flat and monotone voice, but her body language and actions show a normal range of emotions for a young child.
** Played straight with Kobayashi, who tends to keep her emotions to herself ([[InVinoVeritas as long as she's not drunk]]). Though she smiles more often [[TookALevelInCheerfulness as the series progresses]].
* Kannami Yûichi in ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' seems laid back more than anything, but never acts any differently, whether he's gulping beer with his buddies, in the middle of a dogfight or learning [[spoiler:that he is an immortal clone-soldier, and has been killed countless of times, only to be resurrected with full set of skills but no personal memories.]]

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* ''Manga/AreaNoKishi'': Aizawa Suguru is known for his generally stoic attitude and for, as his younger brother Kakeru put it, "[[MemeticMutation never changing facial expressions.]]"
* Naru and his assistant Lin in ''Manga/GhostHunt''.
* [[TheLancer Reiji]]
Legato Bluesummers from ''Manga/LinebarrelsOfIron'', compounded by ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'', over the fact that he is [[FeelNoPain immune to pain]].
* Homura of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. She tries her best to conceal all her emotions behind a veil of secrecy.
* Machi Kuragi from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' is a version of this. Most of her stoicism stems from being groomed to be "perfect" since a young age, resulting in a seeming lack of any personality or individuality. She's eventually able to show more emotion, but stoic calmness remains as her default.
* Kuroko of ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''.
* ''Akashi from KurokoNoBasuke''.
* Paul von Oberstein of ''Anime/LegendOfGalacticHeroes'' is one
course of the best examples of this trope. He's not fazed by anything, be it a necessity to sacrifice 2 billions of people or even ''his own death''.
* Houtarou Oreki from ''Anime/{{Hyouka}}''. Mostly because he dislikes wasting energy.
* ''Anime/MarginalPrince'' has two of such characters. On the one hand, there is Henri, the local DeadpanSnarker, and then we also have Yenje, who is more the AloofBigBrother type.
* ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'''s Hishigi is most certainly this trope. Even in the middle of an intense battle with one of the strongest characters in the series, his facial expression barely shifts.
* ''LightNovel/HyakkaRyouranSamuraiGirls'' has an interesting example in Nia. She's not unemotional or repressed; she just doesn't show her emotions much and has an overall stoic personality.
* [[GenderBlenderName Nanase Haruka]] of ''Anime/{{Free}}'' is introduced as the very stoic protagonist but starts cracking around episode 5. Later we see that he is NotSoStoic ''at all''. Especially when water, [[TheRival Rin]] or [[HoYay his best friend]] [[NiceGuy Makoto]] are involved.
* ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' has several, thanks to the CrapsackWorld they call home.
** Levi wears a look of near-constant boredom, whether he's in the middle of a battle or beating a teenager senseless. The few moments when he ''does'' express greater emotion are terrifying, either because of his UnstoppableRage or because things have just gotten ''that bad'' for the heroes.
** Mikasa Ackerman is an EmotionlessGirl much of the time, thanks to the traumatic loss of her parents as a child. She rarely expresses strong emotion, unless it directly relates to [[{{Protectorate}} Eren]]. When she does lose her cool, even her TrueCompanions are not safe.
** Bertolt Hoover doubles this with being TheQuietOne, rarely speaking up and generally observing things with at most a slightly uneasy expression. When he does actually speak up or express emotion, it's startling to the characters and audience alike. It turns out that he's actually NotSoStoic, and desperately keeping his emotions tightly under wrap so no one will realize just ''how'' messed up he actually is.
* Kazuyoshi "Switch" Usui from ''Manga/SKETDance''. [[spoiler:Ever since he caused a misunderstanding with a {{Yandere}} that got his brother killed]], his facial expression never changes. The only emotion he shows is through his text-to-laptop.
* ''Manga/PingPong'': Smile, in spades. His demeanor hasn't changed since elementary school, and he barely shows any emotion throughout the series.
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** Piccolo at the start of ''Z''. Outside of showing annoyance, he remains calm through battle. Although, does show fear and frustration when facing an opponent many times stronger than him. After merging with Kami, he becomes much less stoic and is more open to his emotions.
** Tien. Besides frustration, he rarely shows any emotion even when badly match. It helps to make him the ComicallySerious. [[BerserkButton He only shows real anger if Chiaotzu is in danger]].
** As an adult, Goku when he's fighting. When he's in a serious battle or fighting someone who is beneath his interest or time he tends to be stone face, some times boarding on uninterested. The latter can be seen with the Ginyu Force where Goku cracks a smile once.
** Vegeta tries to be this, often wearing a scowl or frowning. But Vegeta is far too passionate and prideful to stay stoic long and start trash talking his opponent.
** Future Trunks. Unlike his present counterpart, he rarely smiles and is almost always frowning. [[BreakTheCutie Giving his backstory]], this
show, is completely understandable. He does, however, give tender smiles when cold and impassive, even during such exploits as brutally massacring a gang, annihilating a city, and [[spoiler: forcing a man to shoot him in the head.]]
* D from ''Anime/VampireHunterD'' is a classic example.
* Meia Gisborne from ''Anime/{{Vandread}}''.
* Thorfinn of ''Manga/VinlandSaga'' likes to think
he's around the Stoic, being gruff and rude to nearly everyone, but in his mother, Gohan, and when he first meets Vegeta.
** Gohan's future counterpart. After over a decade of tragic and pain, Gohan rarely cracks a smile and has a scowl almost permanently embedded on his face.
** Androids 16, 17, and 18. 17 is the least stoic of the trio since he often wears a cocky smirk. 18 rarely shows any emotion even around her husband. [[WhenSheSmiles She does opens up and smiles when around her daughter]], though. 16 is the most serious, only showing his feelings when around animals. In contrast, future Androids 17 and 18 are completely AxCrazy. Ironically enough, Androids 17 and 18 have their roles reversed in the SequelSeries ''Anime/DragonballSuper'' - Android 18 has pretty much [[DefrostingIceQueen completely defrosted]] and Android 17 is TheComicallySerious.
** Androids 19 and 20 tries to be this, but they fail miserably after Goku and Vegeta revealed their Super Saiyan forms and Piccolo beats the crud out of 20.
** Evil Buu, the form of Buu that was expelled by Fat Buu after healing Mr. Satan when he was shot. Unlike every other form of Buu, including his empowered Super Buu form, he never shows any emotion when fighting. He only starts to smile and laugh manically after eating Fat Buu.
* In ''Manga/Brave10'', Rokuro tends to show little expression and goes around getting things done quietly. When
heart he's not being a jerk to Saizo, Sasuke is pretty stoic too.
* ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'':
** Subverted with [[TokenMiniMoe Kanna]]. She rarely changes her facial expression and almost always uses a flat and monotone voice, but her body language and actions show a normal range
as much of emotions for a young child.
** Played straight with Kobayashi, who tends to keep her emotions to herself ([[InVinoVeritas
HotBlooded ScreamingWarrior as long as she's not drunk]]). Though she smiles any of the other Vikings. His father on the other hand, now he was a true Stoic.
* Doumeki from ''Anime/XxxHOLiC''.
* Seto Kaiba from ''Anime/YuGiOh'' (much
more often [[TookALevelInCheerfulness as the series progresses]].
* Kannami Yûichi in ''Anime/TheSkyCrawlers'' seems laid back more than anything, but never acts any differently, whether he's gulping beer with his buddies,
so in the middle anime than in the [[Manga/YuGiOh manga]], in which he was prone to maniacal laughter in each duel he played.)
** An Expy
of a dogfight or learning [[spoiler:that he Kaiba in ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', Zane Truesdale (Ryo Marufuji) is an immortal clone-soldier, and has been killed countless of times, only certainly this. Protagonist Jaden (Judai) himself becomes this after his DespairEventHorizon in contrast to be resurrected with full set of skills [[BlitheSpirit his earlier mannerisms]].
*** Then Yusei Fudo from ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' is stoic from the start,
but no personal memories.]]will occasionally let out a small smile. Ironically, his rival Jack, another Kaiba expy, is more emotional at times than the main protagonist. Yusei does show more emotion as time goes by, though.


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* Jyu Viole Grace from ''WebComic/TowerOfGod''. His emotions can only be read from his actions and the rare occasions when we catch a glimpse of what is going on in his head. He [[BrokenBird has his reasons.]]
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*''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'''s protagonist Lightning fit this trope, combined with her status as a LadyOfWar.
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* InscrutableOriental
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* [[spoiler:Golbez]] winds up as the Stoic in ''FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears''.

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* [[spoiler:Golbez]] winds up as the Stoic in ''FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears''.''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears''.
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* Rider in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''. First she's an antagonist that smiles one time at the fact that Shirou isn't as big of a {{Jerkass}} as Shinji, then she dies without expressing anything but a mild disdain for Saber's much stronger distaste for her. No part in UBW. HF gives her the emotional range of emotionless (and unnerving to Shirou with it) to mild frown to very slight smile. [[spoiler:The strongest reactions are when people are honestly appreciative/complimentary of her where she becomes almost flabbergasted. But then again, she has a backstory that turned Medusa into a {{woobie}}, so yeah. Even then she masks it. She's more outgoing in the True End of HF though.]]

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* Rider in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''.''VisualNovel/FateStayNight''.
** Saber, generally.
** Rider.
First she's an antagonist that smiles one time at the fact that Shirou isn't as big of a {{Jerkass}} as Shinji, then she dies without expressing anything but a mild disdain for Saber's much stronger distaste for her. No part in UBW. HF gives her the emotional range of emotionless (and unnerving to Shirou with it) to mild frown to very slight smile. [[spoiler:The strongest reactions are when people are honestly appreciative/complimentary of her where she becomes almost flabbergasted. But then again, she has a backstory that turned Medusa into a {{woobie}}, so yeah. Even then she masks it. She's more outgoing in the True End of HF though.]]
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* The Golden Griffin in ''Fanfic/TheParselmouthOfGryffindor''Ö [[NotSoStoic until he meets Hermione]].
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* Subverted in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid''. [[TokenMiniMoe Kanna]] rarely changes her facial expression and almost always uses a flat and monotone voice, but her body language and actions show a normal range of emotions for a young child.

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* ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'':
**
Subverted in ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid''. with [[TokenMiniMoe Kanna]] Kanna]]. She rarely changes her facial expression and almost always uses a flat and monotone voice, but her body language and actions show a normal range of emotions for a young child.
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* PlayedForLaughs with Johnny Tightlips from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', a gangster so obsessed with stoicism and keeping the secrets he's entrusted with that [[LawfulStupid he won't even give basic information that could save his life]]. For instance, after a shootout that Johnny was severely injured in:
-->'''Louie''': Johnny Tightlips, where'd they hit you?
-->'''Johnny''': [[TooDumbToLive I ain't telling you nothin']].
-->'''Louie''': But what do I tell the doctor?
-->'''Johnny''': Tell him to suck a lemon.
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* In ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', Dante sees the Greek hero Jason being punished in the eighth circle of Hell. Unlike all other souls, Jason is described as enduring his punishment without any sign of pain.
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