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28th Jun '16 8:05:08 PM Sharysa
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* In ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero,]]'' Cord Cai [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] when he uses "Tin Man" as his gang alias. PlayedForDrama since like the original Tin Man, [[BreakTheCutie he lost his fiance,]] and he's a very nice person who only starts a gang because [[TragicVillain he thinks he can't escape the streets]]. Broken hearts are also a big motif in the story--"Takotsubo" means "broken heart syndrom," Cord's broken-heart tribal tattoo is in a poster-concept, and [[BatSignal the city uses his broken-heart graffiti tags as a magical alert system]].
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26th Jun '16 10:51:19 AM nombretomado
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* Aigis from ''{{Persona 3}}'' fits this trope. She intially acts robotic but [[spoiler: she has to have a personality and emotions, otherwise she couldn't summon Personas, which are physical manifestations of emotions and personality traits. She slowly and subtly starts outwardly displaying such emotions over the course of the game and starts asking all the questions that come with realization of such things.]]
* Jon Irenicus, the BigBad from ''BaldursGate II: Shadows of Amn'', was punished for his transgressions basically by removing his soul. This left him drained of all almost emotion; he would display arrogance and a bit of incredulity as the story progressed, and shallow bursts of anger, but that was about it. However bad he had been before, his complete lack of empathy for other sentient beings made him even worse. He desired to regain or even remember the love he had once felt, but the ways he went about trying to do this were unsuccesful and [[{{squick}} extremely creepy]].

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* Aigis from ''{{Persona 3}}'' fits this trope. She intially initially acts robotic but [[spoiler: she has to have a personality and emotions, otherwise she couldn't summon Personas, which are physical manifestations of emotions and personality traits. She slowly and subtly starts outwardly displaying such emotions over the course of the game and starts asking all the questions that come with realization of such things.]]
* Jon Irenicus, the BigBad from ''BaldursGate II: ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn'', was punished for his transgressions basically by removing his soul. This left him drained of all almost emotion; he would display arrogance and a bit of incredulity as the story progressed, and shallow bursts of anger, but that was about it. However bad he had been before, his complete lack of empathy for other sentient beings made him even worse. He desired to regain or even remember the love he had once felt, but the ways he went about trying to do this were unsuccesful and [[{{squick}} extremely creepy]].
12th Jun '16 4:08:05 PM nombretomado
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* The TropeNamer from TheWonderfulWizardOfOz. Nick Chopper was an ordinary Munchkin woodcutter who was trying to earn enough money to run off with his fiancee and be a proper husband. Her family didn't approve of him, so they went to the East Witch and had her curse his axe. He ended up a cyborg as a tinner (who was likely working for the Witch) replaced his mutilated body parts with tin. His entire goal of getting a heart was to go back to his girlfriend. Of course, by the time he ''does'' find her [[spoiler: not only does he find out that she was seeing another fellow on the side (who was cursed in the same way and acts as a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] as he's delighted to not have a heart any longer), she's married to a Frankenstein-style creation the tinner made from the parts of both suitors!]]

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* The TropeNamer from TheWonderfulWizardOfOz.''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz''. Nick Chopper was an ordinary Munchkin woodcutter who was trying to earn enough money to run off with his fiancee and be a proper husband. Her family didn't approve of him, so they went to the East Witch and had her curse his axe. He ended up a cyborg as a tinner (who was likely working for the Witch) replaced his mutilated body parts with tin. His entire goal of getting a heart was to go back to his girlfriend. Of course, by the time he ''does'' find her [[spoiler: not only does he find out that she was seeing another fellow on the side (who was cursed in the same way and acts as a [[SubvertedTrope subversion]] as he's delighted to not have a heart any longer), she's married to a Frankenstein-style creation the tinner made from the parts of both suitors!]]
7th Jun '16 7:57:01 PM Willbyr
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* Jonah Matsuka in ''TowardTheTerra'' believes this is the case for Keith Anyan, at one point claiming that in spite of his outwardly cold and machinelike demeanor, Keith's heart is "kinder and more human than anyone's." To what extent Matsuka is simply in denial is open to debate, but especially early in the series, Keith definitely demonstrates capacity for emotions both positive and negative, none of which he seems to understand how to process at all.

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* Jonah Matsuka in ''TowardTheTerra'' ''Manga/TowardTheTerra'' believes this is the case for Keith Anyan, at one point claiming that in spite of his outwardly cold and machinelike demeanor, Keith's heart is "kinder and more human than anyone's." To what extent Matsuka is simply in denial is open to debate, but especially early in the series, Keith definitely demonstrates capacity for emotions both positive and negative, none of which he seems to understand how to process at all.
30th May '16 5:31:56 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Father Tres Iqus (aka HC-IIIX) from ''TrinityBlood'' is a [[TheGunslinger gun-toting]] [[DeceptivelyHumanRobots robotic]] [[ChurchMilitant priest/killing machine]] who was programmed to be [[TheSpock without emotions]]. However despite this there are several instances when it is implied he really DOES have feelings and could be a really nice guy behind-the-scenes... maybe.

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* Father Tres Iqus (aka HC-IIIX) from ''TrinityBlood'' ''LightNovel/TrinityBlood'' is a [[TheGunslinger gun-toting]] [[DeceptivelyHumanRobots robotic]] [[ChurchMilitant priest/killing machine]] who was programmed to be [[TheSpock without emotions]]. However despite this there are several instances when it is implied he really DOES have feelings and could be a really nice guy behind-the-scenes... maybe.
28th May '16 7:48:52 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' has the RobotGirl Chachamaru telling everyone this in SpockSpeak. Subverted in that nobody believes her as she's one of the friendliest people in the cast from the beginning. Even her own MadScientist creator realizes right away that she's different. This is because one of the programmers of her operating system was from a lesser-known work of the writer, ''Manga/AILoveYou'', where he had designed an artificial intelligence program fully capable of emotions. This is only alluded to in [[{{Shoutout}} one offhand comment]] in the manga.

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* ''MahouSenseiNegima'' ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has the RobotGirl Chachamaru telling everyone this in SpockSpeak. Subverted in that nobody believes her as she's one of the friendliest people in the cast from the beginning. Even her own MadScientist creator realizes right away that she's different. This is because one of the programmers of her operating system was from a lesser-known work of the writer, ''Manga/AILoveYou'', where he had designed an artificial intelligence program fully capable of emotions. This is only alluded to in [[{{Shoutout}} one offhand comment]] in the manga.
21st May '16 5:12:09 PM Galacton
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** ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' settles the debate once and for all. [[spoiler: At the very least Axel, Roxas and Xion have become canon examples, with Axel, believing to the very end that he had no emotion, being the most obvious one. After experiencing Roxas's memories, Sora concludes that he must have had a heart to grieve for his friends. Xemnas reveals that Nobodies ''can'' manifest new hearts, in the same way the puppet Pinocchio did - he just kept this secret so he could manipulate them and try to turn them all into his [[SoulJar Soul Jars]].]]

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** ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' settles the debate once and for all. [[spoiler: At the very least Axel, Roxas and Xion have become canon examples, with Axel, believing to the very end that he had no emotion, being the most obvious one. After experiencing Roxas's memories, Sora concludes that he must have had a heart to grieve for his friends. Xemnas reveals that Nobodies ''can'' manifest new hearts, in the same way the puppet Pinocchio did - he just kept this secret so he could manipulate them the rest of the Organization and try to turn them all into his [[SoulJar Soul Jars]].]]
4th Apr '16 11:12:14 AM 88y53
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TruthInTelevision: What's usually being depicted here is someone who is ''out of touch'' with their emotions, experiencing them without being aware of them. This is not so uncommon in real life! Reasons can include machismo, denial, some mental illnesses (depression!), or certain disabilities (''e.g.'', the autistic spectrum). There's also a personality trait known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexithymia alexithymia,]] which is defined by the mind having great difficulty in identifying feelings, distinguishing between feelings and the bodily sensations of emotional arousal, and in describing feelings to other people. Lastly, anger is controlled by a different part of the brain from other emotions, which can explain why a person can be angry, but not know ''why'' they're angry, or lash out in a particular way and unaware that anger is fueling their actions.

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TruthInTelevision: What's usually being depicted here is someone who is ''out of touch'' with their emotions, experiencing them without being aware of them. This is not so uncommon in real life! Reasons can include machismo, denial, some mental illnesses (depression!), or certain disabilities cognitive abnormalities (''e.g.'', the autistic spectrum). There's also a personality trait known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexithymia alexithymia,]] which is defined by the mind having great difficulty in identifying feelings, distinguishing between feelings and the bodily sensations of emotional arousal, and in describing feelings to other people. Lastly, anger is controlled by a different part of the brain from other emotions, which can explain why a person can be angry, but not know ''why'' they're angry, or lash out in a particular way and unaware that anger is fueling their actions.
2nd Apr '16 8:47:19 PM erforce
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* The TropeNamer from [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Wizard of Oz]].
* In ''{{Equilibrium}}'', TheDragon, as well as everybody else, takes prozium to control their emotions. This doesn't stop him from admiring, and later, hating the main character.

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* The TropeNamer from [[Film/TheWizardOfOz The Wizard of Oz]].
''Film/TheWizardOfOz''.
* In ''{{Equilibrium}}'', ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'', TheDragon, as well as everybody else, takes prozium to control their emotions. This doesn't stop him from admiring, and later, hating the main character.



* The T-800 in ''Terminator2JudgmentDay''. He is cybernetic robot assassin who can not feel pain or emotions. However when Sarah and John Connor turn on the T-800's learning chip, he is able to understand the value of a human life and emotions, yet he's doomed to never be able to express them. This can all be sum up in one phrase: "I know now why you cry, but it is something I can never do", as he [[FinalFirstHug lovingly hugs John like a father]] before going to his death.

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}''
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The T-800 in ''Terminator2JudgmentDay''.''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay''. He is cybernetic robot assassin who can not feel pain or emotions. However when Sarah and John Connor turn on the T-800's learning chip, he is able to understand the value of a human life and emotions, yet he's doomed to never be able to express them. This can all be sum up in one phrase: "I know now why you cry, but it is something I can never do", as he [[FinalFirstHug lovingly hugs John like a father]] before going to his death.
19th Mar '16 3:57:01 AM Morgenthaler
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** Well, Dexter is not only supposed to be a trope SociopathicHero, but a true sociopath as well. Sociopaths tend to experience a thing called 'low affect', which basically means that they can still experience emotions on some level, but they are much more muted and hollow than what a normal person might feel. Also, related to this, they have a much more difficult time understanding the emotions they do feel. Some think that one of the reason sociopaths might become serial killers is that such extreme actions are one of the few things that provide them with significant emotional stimulation- like someone who barely has a sense of taste left loading their food with the spiciest curry they can find.
*** Dexter is more likely to be schizoid, which might give another reason why he's different than most serial killers along with the Code of Harry; however, the same thing applies. He does feel, it's just very muted and/or processed differently by his brain, which he perceives as not having emotions.
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