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30th May '16 8:49:34 AM vtarira
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* The Winter Soldier has less than ten lines in [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier his own movie]], most of them only a few words long, and only one--and in Russian--before [[spoiler:he's revealed to be Bucky Barnes]]. While it fits the characterization equally well, it's a change from how he's portrayed in the original comics, most likely [[spoiler:to prevent ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger First Avenger]]'' viewers from recognizing Creator/SebastianStan's voice]].
11th May '16 10:53:45 AM erforce
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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''. TheUnnamed Hispanic girl employed as a lookout by Carlos never speaks a word on screen. EmotionlessGirl Cameron appears to identify with this, because she lets her live in "What He Beheld".

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* ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles''.''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles''. TheUnnamed Hispanic girl employed as a lookout by Carlos never speaks a word on screen. EmotionlessGirl Cameron appears to identify with this, because she lets her live in "What He Beheld".
9th May '16 8:20:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Even after the introduction of sound, Creator/CharlieChaplin's Little Tramp character didn't speak. The first time we hear the Tramp's voice is when he sings in ''Film/ModernTimes''. Chaplin chose to have the Tramp sing gibberish so he could continue to cross all language barriers. The only time TheTramp speaks clearly is in ''TheGreatDictator'', which is also the last appearance of the character.

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* Even after the introduction of sound, Creator/CharlieChaplin's Little Tramp character didn't speak. The first time we hear the Tramp's voice is when he sings in ''Film/ModernTimes''. Chaplin chose to have the Tramp sing gibberish so he could continue to cross all language barriers. The only time TheTramp speaks clearly is in ''TheGreatDictator'', ''Film/TheGreatDictator'', which is also the last appearance of the character.
3rd May '16 11:40:16 AM JoeMerl
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* Hobie Brown in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' is always interrupted before he says anything, though he does eventually [[spoiler: get to deliver a monologue from Shakespeare.]]
** The series also has Mrs. Osborn who never speaks and only sits glumly. Norman Osborn isn't the greatest husband and father.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan,'' a RunningGag has Hobie Brown in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'' is always interrupted before he says anything, though he get cut off every time he's about to speak. This lasts [[SuddenlyVoiced until the penultimate episode]], when he's PushedInFrontOfTheAudience during the school play and does eventually [[spoiler: get to deliver a monologue from Shakespeare.]]
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** The series also has [[SparedByTheAdaptation Mrs. Osborn Osborn]], who never speaks and only sits glumly. Norman Osborn isn't the greatest husband and father.
29th Apr '16 11:27:08 PM 10-13-2
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* Special mention must go to the Furies in 1979's ''Film/TheWarriors''. They are [[BatterUp baseball bat-wielding]], [[LightIsNotGood Day-Glo face-painted vigilantes]] who prowl New York's Central Park after dark and ''never, ever utter a single word''.

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* Special mention must go to the Furies in 1979's ''Film/TheWarriors''. They are [[BatterUp baseball bat-wielding]], [[LightIsNotGood Day-Glo face-painted vigilantes]] who prowl New York's Central Park after dark and ''never, ever utter a single word''. Even when they get punched, they grunt quietly.
28th Apr '16 2:27:34 AM RedRoverRedRover
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* Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Thomas is just as talkative as anybody when not on the bench, when he is ON the bench on the other hand he can go years without talking. Thomas has become more talkative since Antonin Scalia's death, though.
11th Apr '16 12:54:13 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Meg White of The White Stripes was this, initially.
* Mana from Malice Mizer and more recently Moi Dix Mois does this on purpose. During televised interviews he does not speak or emote, keeping a perfectly deadpan expression and opting to whisper his answers into a bandmate's ear so that they can answer for him, although he has been known to use mime and yes/no cards. According to him, this is because his music is his voice. So far he has kept it going for about 15 years with only two mistakes, not counting the time he sung through a distorter at a Malice Mizer live performance.
* Guitarist {{Buckethead}} is well known for never talking in public or in front of cameras (with very few exceptions). Usually one of his friends and/or colleagues will talk for him the few times he's accepted an interview. Understandable, considering part of his stage persona is to be silent and awkward around people.
* Music/TheResidents, a long-running avante-garde rock band/art collective have vocal components to their songs, but otherwise hide their identities, wear masks in all public appearances and never speak. They are managed by the Cryptic Corporation, who give interviews on their behalf and strenuously deny being members themselves.



* Meg White of The White Stripes was this, initially.
* Mana from Malice Mizer and more recently Moi Dix Mois does this on purpose. During televised interviews he does not speak or emote, keeping a perfectly deadpan expression and opting to whisper his answers into a bandmate's ear so that they can answer for him, although he has been known to use mime and yes/no cards. According to him, this is because his music is his voice. So far he has kept it going for about 15 years with only two mistakes, not counting the time he sung through a distorter at a Malice Mizer live performance.



* Guitarist {{Buckethead}} is well known for never talking in public or in front of cameras (with very few exceptions). Usually one of his friends and/or colleagues will talk for him the few times he's accepted an interview. Understandable, considering part of his stage persona is to be silent and awkward around people.
11th Apr '16 12:45:54 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* Teller, of Creator/PennAndTeller, is known for never speaking in their various shows and specials, and their appearance on ''Series/BabylonFive''.

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* Teller, of Creator/PennAndTeller, is known for never speaking in their various shows and specials, and their appearance on ''Series/BabylonFive''.specials. Teller created this gimmick after realizing that people pay closer attention if he kept silent while performing at parties.



** They used his voice when he appeared in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Just long enough to proclaim that he "was not the first Teller". One troper's family has a running joke about a "mass Teller grave" behind Penn's house.

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** They used his voice when he appeared in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''. Just long enough to proclaim that he "was proclaim, "I'm not the first Teller". One troper's family has a running joke about a "mass Teller grave" behind Penn's house.Teller!"
11th Apr '16 12:41:00 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'': The Egyptian, Ashur's primary thug, is never heard to speak. The only indication that he's even capable of speech is a single scene where he whispers something inaudible into Ashur's ear.
5th Apr '16 1:40:43 PM ChrisTheS
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* The unfortunate red earth pony officer in ''Webcomic/StarMares'' who appears to be the recipient of nearly every bit of slapstick the galaxy has to offer has yet to say anything - although her equally unlucky twin sister has. Considering the amount of blunt force trauma she's been subjected to, it's questionable whether she is this or TheSpeechless.
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