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23rd Jul '16 2:16:40 PM nombretomado
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* Whenever [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] shows up in ''BowsersKingdom'', he says nothing except the grunting from Charles Martinet.
* Maine of Machinima/RedVsBlue was The Voiceless before becoming TheSpeechless, speaking clearly a grand total of three times in season 9 before being shot in the throat and becoming mute.

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* Whenever [[SuperMarioBros Mario]] shows up in ''BowsersKingdom'', ''WebAnimation/BowsersKingdom'', he says nothing except the grunting from Charles Martinet.
* Maine of Machinima/RedVsBlue ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'' was The Voiceless before becoming TheSpeechless, speaking clearly a grand total of three times in season 9 before being shot in the throat and becoming mute.
20th Jul '16 4:44:12 PM siberia82
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** In ''Film/XMen1'', the Brotherhood members never speak. Mystique is silent but for one line early on, except when she's disguised. It's quite effective and adds to her, well, mystique. Sabretooth has two lines, Toad has three.
** Deadpool during the final confrontation in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''.
** Riptide has no dialogue in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and Azazel has only a few words although it doesn't stop either from being {{Badass}}.

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** In ''Film/XMen1'', the Brotherhood members never speak. Mystique is silent but for one line early on, except when she's disguised. It's quite effective and adds to her, well, mystique. Sabretooth has two lines, Toad has three.
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''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine'': Deadpool during the final confrontation in ''Film/XMenOriginsWolverine''.confrontation.
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Riptide has no dialogue in ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and Azazel has only a few words although it dialogue.
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': Sunspot
doesn't stop either from being {{Badass}}.speak in the theatrical version, but he does get one line in ''The Rogue Cut''.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Wolverine has no dialogue; he just grunts and roars.
18th Jul '16 12:32:32 PM nifer
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*In ''Webcomic/WastelandersAnonymous'' none of the the plague doctors talk, though [[spoiler: after Felix loses his mask, it turns out they are quite capable of speaking and just don't when in uniform.]]
13th Jul '16 1:28:56 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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* [[CuteMute Dopey]] from ''Disney/SnowWhite'' doesn't speak at all, though he is quite expressive. One of the others says that Dopey doesn't know whether he can talk, because he never tried.

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* [[CuteMute Dopey]] from ''Disney/SnowWhite'' doesn't speak at all, though he is quite expressive. One of the others says that Dopey doesn't know whether he can talk, because he never tried. The only sound he ever made in the movie is him crying when he and the other dwarfs think Snow White died.



* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'''s resident PintSizedPowerhouse Neo doesn't make a sound, not even when [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] resident BoisterousBruiser Yang. In Volume 3, [[TheQuietOne the only sound she has made was faint laughter]]. Some fans think it's possible she is actually TheSpeechless, and {{Fanon}} think that she is a CuteMute and apparently the writers are debating on whether to [[AscendedFanon canonize the concept]], even though the creators also said that were thinking about giving her a voice actress or not.

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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'''s resident PintSizedPowerhouse Neo doesn't make a sound, not even when [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] resident BoisterousBruiser Yang. In Volume 3, [[TheQuietOne the only sound she has made was faint laughter]]. Some fans think it's possible she is actually TheSpeechless, and the {{Fanon}} think that she is a CuteMute and apparently the writers are debating on whether to [[AscendedFanon canonize the concept]], even though the creators also said that were thinking about giving whether or not they will give her a voice actress or not.
13th Jul '16 1:20:48 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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** Darth Maul spoke only slighty more. He spoke a total of 34 words in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', all but three of them in one scene.
** In the final five minutes of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', we finally see [[spoiler:Luke Skywalker, the protagonist of the Original Trilogy--in which he averts this trope--who has been [[ChekhovMIA mentioned frequently throughout the film but never seen up to this point]], turning around to meet Rey and not speaking a word at all.]]

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** Darth Maul spoke only slighty more. He spoke a total of 34 words in ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'', all but three of them in one scene. \n [[spoiler: This is averted in his later appearances in ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'' and ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', where he is given more lines.]]
** In the final five minutes of ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', we finally see [[spoiler:Luke Skywalker, the protagonist of the Original Trilogy--in which he normally averts this trope--who has been [[ChekhovMIA mentioned frequently throughout the film but never seen up to this point]], turning around to meet Rey and not speaking a word at all.]]



* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'''s resident PintSizedPowerhouse Neo doesn't make a sound, not even when [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] resident BoisterousBruiser Yang. In Volume 3, [[TheQuietOne the only sound she has made so far was faint laughter]]. It's possible she is actually TheSpeechless. {{Fanon}} is that she is a CuteMute and apparently the writers are debating on whether to [[AscendedFanon canonize the concept]].

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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'''s resident PintSizedPowerhouse Neo doesn't make a sound, not even when [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] resident BoisterousBruiser Yang. In Volume 3, [[TheQuietOne the only sound she has made so far was faint laughter]]. It's Some fans think it's possible she is actually TheSpeechless. TheSpeechless, and {{Fanon}} is think that she is a CuteMute and apparently the writers are debating on whether to [[AscendedFanon canonize the concept]].concept]], even though the creators also said that were thinking about giving her a voice actress or not.
9th Jul '16 1:37:54 PM nombretomado
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* Three of the Turaga (Nuju, Matau and Whenua) and EnsembleDarkhorse characters Hafu and Macku appear but don't talk in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: Mask of Light'', and Hewkii only says a single line and some grunts.

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* Three of the Turaga (Nuju, Matau and Whenua) and EnsembleDarkhorse characters Hafu and Macku appear but don't talk in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Bionicle}}: Mask of Light'', and Hewkii only says a single line and some grunts.



* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'':

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* ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'':''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'':
22nd Jun '16 2:46:03 PM Morgenthaler
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* On ''CBBears'', Blast-Off Buzzard and Crazy Legs Snake were both mute.

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* On ''CBBears'', ''WesternAnimation/CBBears'', Blast-Off Buzzard and Crazy Legs Snake were both mute.
21st Jun '16 1:01:08 PM gewunomox
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* 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.

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* Guitarist {{Buckethead}} Music/{{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.
12th Jun '16 9:32:20 PM Pichu-kun
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* Keith Gandor of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' doesn't speak throughout the entire anime series, despite being a main character and frequently appearing. This is taken to a much larger extreme in the light novel series, which mentions that he has a tendency to go ''years'' without talking.
** The irony of this would be that, even with his muteness ramped up to eleven, Keith actually ''does'' get an in-scene line in the first book: [[spoiler: "That guy's an idiot."]]

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* Keith Gandor of ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' doesn't speak throughout the entire anime series, despite being a main character and frequently appearing. This is taken to a much larger extreme in the light novel series, which mentions that he has a tendency to go ''years'' without talking.
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talking. The irony of this would be that, even with his muteness ramped up to eleven, Keith actually ''does'' get an in-scene line in the first book: [[spoiler: "That guy's an idiot."]]



* The Captain from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' says ''not one word'' throughout the series. His speech bubbles consist entirely of "..."
** He has exactly ''one'' line in ''[[{{Prequel}} The Dawn]]''. Unless that speech bubble is meant to be attributed to Dok.

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* The Captain from ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' says ''not one word'' throughout the series. His speech bubbles consist entirely of "..."
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" He has exactly ''one'' line in ''[[{{Prequel}} The Dawn]]''. Unless that speech bubble is meant to be attributed to Dok.



* Mitobe from ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''. He never says a word (and if I recall correctly, he doesn't even have a single bubble with ellipses in the whole manga). Played with in a scene where he shows eating with his family, who all seem to be chatterboxes.
** Lampshaded in the first episode of the anime (not in the manga though), when they're getting people to join the basketball club:

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* Mitobe from ''Manga/KurokoNoBasuke''. He never says a word (and if I recall correctly, he doesn't even have a single bubble with ellipses in the whole manga). Played with in a scene where he shows eating with his family, who all seem to be chatterboxes.
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chatterboxes. Lampshaded in the first episode of the anime (not in the manga though), when they're getting people to join the basketball club:



* Egypt from Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia may fit this trope. He's never spoken a word in the anime or the manga, and the only thing he's done on screen yet was deliver a mild beat down to Italy with a stick and his fist. All without saying a word.

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* Egypt from Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' may fit this trope. He's never spoken a word in the anime or the manga, and the only thing he's done on screen yet was deliver a mild beat down to Italy with a stick and his fist. All without saying a word.



* ''Comicbook/SinCity''.

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* ''Comicbook/SinCity''.''Comicbook/SinCity'':



* In ''ComicBook/{{Joker}}'', Harley Quinn of all people is this. She does do some awesome stuff (and [[OfCorsetsSexy look]] [[{{Stripperiffic}} damn]] [[FetishFuel good]] doing it), though. This might just be because Harley's [[PerkyFemaleMinion usual characterisation]] wouldn't gel with the comic's atmosphere so well.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Joker}}'', Harley Quinn ComicBook/HarleyQuinn of all people is this. She does do some awesome stuff (and [[OfCorsetsSexy look]] [[{{Stripperiffic}} damn]] [[FetishFuel good]] doing it), though. This might just be because Harley's [[PerkyFemaleMinion usual characterisation]] wouldn't gel with the comic's atmosphere so well.



* Taarna, the heroine of the final story of the 1981 movie ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'', never speaks. Whether she can't or merely won't, however, is never explained.
** Strangely, this actually makes her the most interesting character in the movie.
* In the original version of ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'', Tack never said anything until the end when he gets engaged to Princess Yum Yum -- he says "I love you too" [[VocalDissonance in a surprisingly deep voice.]] Later versions however had him speak throughout the movie.

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* Taarna, the heroine of the final story of the 1981 movie ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal'', never speaks. Whether she can't or merely won't, however, is never explained.
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explained. Strangely, this actually makes her the most interesting character in the movie.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'':
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In the original version of ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'', version, Tack never said anything until the end when he gets engaged to Princess Yum Yum -- he says "I love you too" [[VocalDissonance in a surprisingly deep voice.]] Later versions however had him speak throughout the movie.



* In ''Disney/PeterPan'', Tiger Lily was mostly taciturn. A rare speaking moment from her was when she cried to Peter for help. This is partly justified, since Captain Hook has been threatening her to give up information, and the Indian princess bravely refuses to disclose anything.

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* In ''Disney/PeterPan'', ''Disney/PeterPan'':
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Tiger Lily was mostly taciturn. A rare speaking moment from her was when she cried to Peter for help. This is partly justified, since Captain Hook has been threatening her to give up information, and the Indian princess bravely refuses to disclose anything.



* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', the King and Queen do not speak. Despite this, they have three of the most emotionally charged and tearjerking scenes in the movie, which says a lot about the quality of the animation.
** In the special ''Tangled Ever After'', the Queen gets a single line in an ImagineSpot.
* The Triplets in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''. They only make occasional sounds like laughter and gasping.
** At the end of the movie one of them can be heard saying [[spoiler: "Bye Dad!" as they have snuck aboard one of the foreign ships heading back to their home lands.]]

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* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', the King and Queen do not speak. Despite this, they have three of the most emotionally charged and tearjerking scenes in the movie, which says a lot about the quality of the animation.
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animation. In the special ''Tangled Ever After'', short ''Disney/TangledEverAfter'', the Queen gets a single line in an ImagineSpot.
* The Triplets in ''WesternAnimation/{{Brave}}''. They only make occasional sounds like laughter and gasping.
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gasping. At the end of the movie one of them can be heard saying [[spoiler: "Bye Dad!" as they have snuck aboard one of the foreign ships heading back to their home lands.]]



* Boba Fett spoke a total of 28 words in the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy. (Twenty-nine if you count the scream he made when he fell into the Scarlacc Pit.) He spoke a great deal more in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
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Boba Fett spoke a total of 28 words in the original ''Franchise/StarWars'' trilogy. (Twenty-nine if you count the scream he made when he fell into the Scarlacc Pit.) He spoke a great deal more in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones''.



* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Lavinia. Getting your tongue cut out does that... [[spoiler:However, before she was taken by the Capitol, she screamed the the boy's name that she was with.]]

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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': Lavinia. Getting your tongue cut out does that... [[spoiler:However, before she was taken by the Capitol, she screamed the the boy's name that she was with.]]
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* Any player character from the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games. The most notable is Red, whom you can encounter and battle in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' and their remakes. The only dialogue he gets in the text box is "..."
* This is lampshaded in the first generation games and their remakes: the waiter on board the S.S. Anne refers to the player as "Le Strong Silent Type".
* Link is one example. Other than the random grunts and yells, he never utters any words. The tradition is broken in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', when Link occasionally yells "C'mon!", but that's it.

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* Any player character from the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games. The most notable is Red, whom you can encounter and battle in ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' and their remakes. The only dialogue he gets in the text box is "..."
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" This is lampshaded in the first generation games and their remakes: the waiter on board the S.S. Anne refers to the player as "Le Strong Silent Type".
* Link from ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' is one example. Other than the random grunts and yells, he never utters any words. words:
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The tradition is broken in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', when Link occasionally yells "C'mon!", but that's it.



* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'''s resident PintSizedPowerhouse Neo doesn't make a sound, not even when [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] resident BoisterousBruiser Yang. In Volume 3, [[TheQuietOne the only sound she has made so far was faint laughter]].

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* ''{{WebAnimation/RWBY}}'''s resident PintSizedPowerhouse Neo doesn't make a sound, not even when [[CurbStompBattle curbstomping]] resident BoisterousBruiser Yang. In Volume 3, [[TheQuietOne the only sound she has made so far was faint laughter]]. It's possible she is actually TheSpeechless. {{Fanon}} is that she is a CuteMute and apparently the writers are debating on whether to [[AscendedFanon canonize the concept]].
4th Jun '16 1:03:32 PM MrLavisherMoot
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** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'', which takes place some years after III, Claude can speak again, but given the FeaturelessProtagonist approach of the early games, many consider the two Claudes to be distinct.

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** In ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoII'', ''VideoGame/GrandTheftAuto2'', which takes place some years after III, Claude can speak again, but given the FeaturelessProtagonist approach of the early games, many consider the two Claudes to be distinct.
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