The Chaste Hero is a character, usually a teenage male, who is [[FailedASpotCheck completely]] [[ObliviousToLove oblivious]] to the appeal of women and to romance in general. Flirtation is dismissed, often without a shred of embarrassment, because he honestly doesn't get it, and sexual advances from the HardDrinkingPartyGirl or CoolBigSis are shrugged off with irritation. This can be a paradoxical commentary on the character's lack of "maturity," but strangely, this rule does not necessarily mean the younger male characters of the cast won't react to attractive people.

The female version is usually tomboyish and a slightly dense jock slowly being cultivated into a budding HardDrinkingPartyGirl.

One bonus from this is immunity from awkwardly placed [[CrashIntoHello falls]], gestures, and hands that plague [[AccidentalPervert a lot of characters]] -- and, if it happens, no apologies for it, something the average male would be expected to do. Similarly, it pretty much allows him to interact and talk to any woman in the series, something another friend [[AllergicToLove may be incapable of doing]]. This is especially useful if the writers are trying to avoid {{Shipping}}, simply don't want it to seem the guy is taking advantage of [[UnwantedHarem having many admirers]], or want to set up a romantic admirer who just doesn't get that he just doesn't get it. Quite a few times, in order to allow the Chaste Hero to string along a romantic admirer without seeming like a [[{{Jerkass}} jerk]], they might say something that sounds like a [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove love confession]], only for them to continue on by saying that they [[LoveYouAndEverybody also love everyone]].

The Chaste Hero is very common in "juvenile" fiction, especially in the past. It gets rather annoying when he sometimes wonders why his close female friend [[NatureAdoresAVirgin is so nice to him.]]

Contrast with the CelibateHero and {{Asexuality}}, tropes dealing with non-clueless characters that either actively shun romance or simply have no interest in it.

Compare InnocentFanserviceGirl and MsFanservice. To double on the appeal, Chaste Heroes often double as {{Chick Magnet}}s. See also CluelessChickMagnet. If a seeming ChasteHero turns out to be far more interested in sex than they appear, you've just met the CovertPervert.
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* Negi Springfield from ''MahouSenseiNegima''. Well, he ''is'' [[AdorablyPrecociousChild only ten years old]].
* Kouji Kabuto from ''Anime/MazingerZ''. He was not so bad in the original manga, but in the anime series, he ''doesn't'' get when a woman is interested in him, especially if that woman is Sayaka (or Maria from ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer''). If they tried to flirt, often he replied by teasing them. Given that the two of them were hot-tempered {{Tsundere}}s, you can tell how well it ended for him.
** Tetsuya Tsurugi from ''Anime/GreatMazinger'' was even worse, since he was so obsessively focused on fulfilling his mission (due to he thought piloting Great Mazinger was everything what he had) that if Jun tried to seduce him he didn't get it or taunted her or both (and since she had no patience for stupidty, they ended up fighting).
* Judai of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'', not seen much only because there's only one female main character in his world. (Of course, he's just as oblivious to the feelings of [[EvenTheGuysWantHim members of the same sex]], anyway.) The point is driven home in one episode where he accepts a duel with a wager from an Obelisk snob, the winner being allowed to be Asuka's "fiancée." Judai accepts and ultimately wins... but then it becomes clear he doesn't even know what a fiancée is.
* Yuma in ''Anime/YuGiOhZEXAL'' shows that he is a Chaste Hero in a pretty hilarious way. In Episode 9 he repeatedly interrupts Cathy trying to confess to him during a duel only to beat her in it. Even Astral notices afterwards: "Observation #11: It seems Yuma still doesn't understand the thoughts of females."
** He's the same way with Kotori ''and'' Anna. They both have crushes on him, but he [[ObliviousToLove clearly doesn't realize it.]]
** Later, Tetsuo gets a crush on Rio and is too shy to confess. Yuma has no idea what he is trying to do.
* Makoto Kousaka from ''{{Genshiken}}'' partially fits this trope; he has a girlfriend, and is hardly chaste, but is otherwise a good embodiment, oblivious to flirtation even (most of the time), his girlfriend's, as well as any sense of embarrassment.
** Then again, given his demeanor no one can guess what he does during his time alone with Saki.
** It's made pretty clear that he isn't a virgin and that he has slept with Saki numerous times. He does partially fit the trope in terms of his personality though.
* Shungo Ninomiya, the titular character from ''LightNovel/GoshuushouSamaNinomiyaKun'' ("My condolences, Mr. Ninomiya"), is a martial artist with a HardDrinkingPartyGirl big sis who knows kung fu. Because of his being more or less a Chaste Hero who also knows his way around a fight, and because his being Chaste makes him semi-immune to her out-of-control magical sex appeal, she saddles him with the task of trying to "heal" a young succubus's fear of men using shock therapy... [[spoiler:or so they say]]. He's also pretty much the only one unaware that his rich admirer-turned-maid friend is head over heels for him.
* Ichigo Kurosaki from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has various girls tease him or outright pine for him indirectly, and he doesn't bat an eye, simply calling everyone of his allies his "friends". Heck, he even ''cowers and partly covers his eyes'' whenever a girl shows any sign of advance! He's only 15 (now 17) anyway, but the way Tite Kubo draws the characters makes you wonder.
* Sagara Sousuke from ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', who doesn't recognize romance when it walks up to him and slaps him in the head with a PaperFanOfDoom. Repeatedly. He thinks that "kissing" is a synonym for "CPR", tries to "pick up women" by ambushing random women on the street, putting them in cages and holding them captive at gunpoint, and wonders what high schoolers would need condoms for, since it's unlikely they'll ever need emergency water containers. He doesn't even understand or even remotely attempt to understand the "love" part of a "love letter." In fact, he thinks it is a death threat and the pink paper, perfume and heart signature means it's reverse psychology; obviously professional work. Though most of the death threat part was because the love letter was heavily damaged. Sousuke figured that someone put something potentially dangerous in his locker, and blew it up with high-yield explosives. Since the letter was tattered, he filled in the blanks with his twisted logic. However, without a doubt, he would've misunderstood the letter even if the letter was undamaged. Not to mention the fact that he completely freaks out and panics every time Tessa comes on too strong (the OVA is an excellent example of this).
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'''s Rei is the resident EmotionlessGirl, so she isn't the least bit fazed when she comes out of the shower and accidentally ends up with Shinji on top of her with his hand on her breast. She was also pretty comfortable pulling a SpiritAdvisor in an even more intimate position with Shinji.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler''
** The titular character. He lives in the house with a master who has a crush on him and daily interacts with her circle of female friends who all also have crushes on him, and never notices. He also completely misinterprets all attempts to explain otherwise to him.
** [[http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae279/Bastion_Arcion/ButlersMeme.jpg Hayate]] expressly states that he falls into this trope hard.
** It's been revealed that his devotion to his ex-girlfriend [[ToyShip from age]] ''[[ToyShip 6]]'' and his FailureKnight status to her, combined with her ingraining on him that only a self-sufficient male should pursue romance, has killed his libido. So it's a cross between this and CelibateHero.
** Strangely enough, there's no hint of this when he's staying at Hinagiku's house. He clearly has [[RuleThirtyFour unclean]] thoughts of three of the members of his harem, and a negative reaction to the implication of her sister in the same position.
** Hayate isn't exactly a ChasteHero; he simply doesn't see his 13 years old Mistress and other girls of her age who are in love with him as a potential love interest because he considers them kids and he Definitely isn't a Lolicon. The situation changes when he is dealing with girls of his own age like Hinagiku, Ayumu or Maria. Probably best exemplified when Hina tries to figure out whether he likes anyone.
--->'''Hina:''' Do you have feelings for [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Ayumu]]?\\
'''Hayate:''' I-I don't know...\\
'''Hina:''' ...how about [[EnsembleDarkhorse me]]?\\
'''Hayate:''' Well, th-that's--\\
'''Hina:''' How about [[HardDrinkingPartyGirl my sister]]?\\
'''Hayate:''' ''(instantly)'' No.
* A use of the concept is found in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', where the titular hero, despite his obvious crush on Sakura, completely misses Hinata's crush on ''him''. This seems to be a matter of personality, as the [[HotBlooded loud and exuberant]] Naruto is annoyingly persistent in his pursuit of Sakura, while Hinata is so [[ShrinkingViolet painfully shy]] she faints if he ever got within two feet of her. So while Naruto understands romance (sorta), he has no concept of ''shyness''.
** On the other hand, Sasuke is either a straight example of this or a CelibateHero.
*** Pre FaceHeelTurn at least. But Sasuke would be more likely this than CelibateHero. The fact that one of his goals was to revive his clan and how he just tells every girl to get lost says much. Many fans even joke about how Sasuke doesn't know how babies are made.
* Pre-[[DragonBallZ DBZ]] Son Goku from ''DragonBall''. He only agreed to marry Chi-Chi because he thought "marriage" was a type of food. (Their wedding night must have been an exercise in patience for Chi-Chi...) He must have learned something from it, considering the kids they had.
** Of course how often do we actually see Goku kiss his wife? sure he may have learnt where babies come from (although he probably doesn't understand too many of the mechanics of it beyond the obvious) but he never gives the appearance of having a normal male sex drive either.
** Their son, Gohan, seems to have inherited this from his father where Videl is concerned. At least he picked up on it a lot faster than Goku did, and by the end of the Buu Saga, the two are an item ''before'' marriage.
** Their other son, Goten, averts this trope. He seemed to be more similar to his father than his brother did, but when puberty hit him, Goten became more interested in girls and dating than fighting.
* ''{{Gundam 00}}'' has Setsuna F. Seiei, who sneaks into a young princess's bedroom ''at night'' and doesn't seem to understand the implications... Then again, Setsuna pretty much has NoSocialSkills and is TheStoic, which doesn't exactly help his situation.
** Plus, he himself has stated twice that he shares no romantic feeling for Marina. She was just as quick with that "No". This means he actually "graduated" to CelibateHero, since he's now aware of what romance and sex are and just doesn't act on anything romance-related. It doesn't help that he seems to view Marina more as mix of a CoolBigSis and a ReplacementGoldfish for his MissingMom...
*** On the other hand, he's clearly clueless about [[DefrostingIceQueen Feldt's]] open feelings for him in TheMovie. Even though [[spoiler:one of his fellow Innovators was shown to have PsychicPowers]]! Example: [[spoiler:Feldt is a BridgeBunny and as such, she has no reason to personally go to the docking bay to greet Setsuna as the latter is coming back from a successful mission. Yet she does exactly that and even offers him a drink, only to get ignored in Setsuna's pre-CharacterDevelopment gruff manner.]] [[HandsomeLech Lyle]] even lampshades it.
--->'''Lyle:''' That guy can be such an idiot sometimes...
*** Or maybe he does know... And has no idea what to do about it. He's not a sterling example of family values, considering why his MissingMom went missing...
* Monkey D. Luffy from ''Manga/OnePiece'' doesn't find anything suggestive in a naked woman inviting him into her bedroom. (It wasn't that, anyway.)
** The latest ShrugOfGod [[HandWave Handwavium]] was something to the effect that it's not that he's completely oblivious to the opposite sex, it's just that he generally doesn't pay attention to stuff like that unless he's in mixed company. Or something...
** He's not completely clueless; he fell for Nami's Happiness Punch before. Although [[WordOfGod Usopp is a]] [[HandWave bad influence.]]
** Also he is aware [[spoiler:(at least after the timeskip)]] that Hancock is in love with him and wants to marry him, he just isn't interested. Which is pretty impressive, since Hancock is considered one of the most beautiful women alive.
** Oda said that he didn't want to focus on romance during the series, since the characters are in love with '''adventure'''.
* Ken from ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman''. Justified in that he spent most of his life in training to be the leader of an elite ninja team. (His ''BattleOfThePlanets'' counterpart Mark, though, is a CelibateHero; while he acknowledges and admits to his feelings for Princess, he won't act on them because of duty.)
* Played straight in ''Manga/FairyTail'', at first. Fairy Tail mage Natsu has a lovable sense of naivety in moments where any normal teenage boy would either be uncomfortable, or much too eager. He doesn't seem to understand why Lucy would be upset when he breaks into her house without permission, ''while she's bathing''. However, it eventually gets subverted and he starts to get closer to being a CovertPervert, as he tries to peek on the girls in the hot springs.
* In ''RecordOfLodossWar'', Deedlit is in love with Parn, but he seems oblivious and/or doesn't know how to handle his emotions. Even so, she persists, and he eventually falls for her.
* Played with in ''Anime/SaberRiderAndTheStarSheriffs''. Saber has had at least three [[GirlOfTheWeek Girls Of The Week]] (a circus artist, a school teacher and [[DatingCatwoman a female Vapor Being]]), but in one episode he's shown childishly embarrassed when his female teammate April Eagle puts the moves on him and attempts to kiss him [[RescueRomance after he saves her life]]. We don't know what's the deal with his original Japanese self, though...
* Ash Ketchum of ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' is either this or [[{{Asexuality}} Asexual]], though [[CharacterizationMarchesOn he wasn't always like this]]:
** As of the latest of the anime series, the list of girls to have shown canon feelings for him include [[FieryRedhead Misty]], [[LoveTriangle Melody]], [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Macey]], [[PsychicPowers Anabel]], [[GirlNextDoor Angie]], and [[ChildhoodFriends Serena]]. To say nothing of the ''[[InterspeciesRomance Pokémon]]'' who have developed crushes on him. Although, as of the Unova League, he does seem to have picked up on the concept of HoYay, at least when ''he's'' in [[HotSpringsEpisode the compromising situation]]...
** He's been having trouble recognizing love between Pokémon too. He assumed Grovyle had a fever when Grovyle was clearly crushing on a Meganium and, throughout Sinnoh and Unova, he's been clueless to it all, to the point that his then-newborn Pokémon Scraggy understood more about love than he does. He does employ his female Snivy's [[EmotionBomb Attract]] against opponents, though its most likely because he recognizes it as an effective move when it hits without understanding ''how'' it works.[[note]]Attract makes opponents not act half the time, though it only affects Pokémon of the opposite gender.[[/note]]
*** His response to Dawn's Piplup crushing on [[GirlOfTheWeek another trainer's Marill]] says it all:
---->But Pokémon [[LoveYouAndEverybody like each other all the time]]. I don't get it. What's the big deal?
*** In Unova, he doesn't understand that two Cottonees wish to mate, thinking that the male one just "wants a best buddy". This might just be the definitive showcasing of how his CharacterizationMarchesOn as, back in the first ever season of the show, Ash's Butterfree fell in love and wished to mate and Ash was ''well aware'' of this fact.
** To a lesser extent, Dawn is similarly oblivious to the advances of [[ChildhoodFriends Kenny]] and [[InterspeciesRomance Piplup]] -- ironic, since she's probably the girliest of Ash's six female companions.[[note]]Yes, she even edges out Serena and Bonnie, though this note was written early in the ''XY'' arc.[[/note]] This gives her a more "childish" feel, which was probably necessary as the two "ten-year-old" companions that came before her [[ArtisticAge seemed a lot older]] (in both behavior and looks).
** James of Team Rocket could fall under this category as well, as the times he's shown to have fallen in love can be counted on one hand, and half the time he's under a spell (such as the Ghost on Maiden Peak episode.) The [[{{Shipping}} shippers]] will disagree, but [[ShipToShipCombat you don't even want to start there...]]
* Eureka from ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' is a rare female example of this at first, but she would eventually subvert it.
* ''BrigadoonMarinAndMelan'''s hero, Melan Blue, is completely clueless about romance; he doesn't even know what a kiss is. Justified in that he belongs to a race of robots that apparently don't reproduce sexually (he tells Marin that he doesn't have parents), so why would he need to know about sexuality or romance?
* Ichika Orimura from ''InfiniteStratos'' has this trope forced upon him, since there are at least 5 girls interested in him (with them perceiving his older sister to be a 6th rival). While he may seem [[ObliviousToLove incredibly dense]] most of the time, other times when he seems to be a little too friendly with one of the girls, the other ones get [[ClingyJealousGirl really jealous]] and will do what they can to stop it. Whether it's smacking him with a kendo stick while he's pinned down in bed by a naked girl grappling his arm, or nearly getting his head shot off by the girls wearing their PoweredArmor suits because he tried to [[AlmostKiss kiss one of them]].
* Keith Goodman from ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'' reacts to sexuality in one of two ways: [[VirginityMakesYouStupid stunning obliviousness]] or stammering embarrassment.
* Fear from ''[[LightNovel/CubeXCursedXCurious C3]]'' is also a female example. She doesn't seem to clue in much about love.
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* ''Franchise/{{Tintin}}''. Unlike other examples, however, it is unclear whether this is a character trait or a side effect of the lack of female characters in the series.
* Jughead Jones from ''ArchieComics''. There's a reason for this, though. He hates women because [[spoiler:he fears his heart is going to get broken a second time; the first was when his first love and childhood friend Joani Jump moved out of town. [[RetCon Or it was he who moved away from her.]]]]
** Another reason is that he already has a girlfriend, January [=McAndrews=], who is from the future and works with him in the Time Police and is thus kept secret.
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* Inverted in ''{{Film/Pleasantville}},'' with the entire cast being chaste and unaware of sexuality, except for the heroes.
* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Will Turner constantly missed his opportune moment with Elizabeth in the first film, and was so gentlemanly during their engagement that Elizabeth was practically shaking with frustration. "I'm so ''ready'' to be married...."
* Though she wants desperately to change it, the socially awkward title character in ''Film/MurielsWedding'' is utterly clueless about sex and dating.
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* Lance-Constable Carrot in the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' novel ''Discworld/GuardsGuards!'' never got TheTalk, because his dwarf foster-parents think of puberty as happening in one's fifties. Amongst other things, his innocence leads to him mishearing "bawdy house" as "boarding house" and taking lodgings in Ankh-Morpork's most popular brothel without noticing anything odd, even though his letters home make it clear one of the girls is very flagrantly propositioning him. In his next appearance (''Discworld/MenAtArms'') he meets Angua, falls in love, and it's stated he always knew the "mechanics", even if he didn't see how they applied to him, so that meant an end to conversations like this (note that Mrs. Palm is head of the "Seamstresses'" Guild):
--> "What's a virgin?" he said.
--> "An unmarried girl," said Colon quickly
--> "What, like my friend Reet?" said Carrot, horrified.
--> "Well, no." said Colon.
--> "She's not married, you know. None of Mrs. Palm's girls are married."
** Discworld also has the Nac Mac Feegle, on a race-wide scale. It actually makes perfect logistical sense as there is only [[MenAreGenericWomenAreSpecial one female]] Feegle per community, the [[EarthMother Kelda]], so the only male who ever even gets the chance to have sex is her husband, the [[BadassInCharge Big Man]]. The rest of the men seem to be oblivious to romance- and perfectly happy being so- as well as indifferent once they do learn about it. Several dozen overhear Tiffany giving Letitia TheTalk in IShallWearMidnight and find it interesting, but not much more.
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's early "juvenile" science fiction has several examples of this.
** His ''Literature/CitizenOfTheGalaxy'' has the protagonist becoming friends with a woman who makes an enemy of her stepfather to help him, as well as being there for him all the time. For some reason he is mystified why she is so willing to help him. And then there's this scene earlier in the book, after the hero meets a new girl on his ship:
--->"Oh, just talking with Loeen. I was introducing her to n-space… and darned if she didn't catch on fast." \\
Fritz looked judicial. "Yes, she's bright... Want to know how bright?" \\
"Well?" \\
"So bright that she taught in ''El Nido's'' school. Her specialty was math. Multi-dimensional geometry, in fact."
** His ''Literature/BetweenPlanets'' has the protagonist assisted by a woman who convinces her father to loan him money, despite the fact he has nothing to guarantee it. When he asks her to hold on to a ring for him (he thinks it has important secret information in it) she is startled about being given a ring and he doesn't understand why a woman would consider being given a ring something unusual. When her father finds out that the protagonist gave his daughter a ring, he questions it also, but the protagonist is still clueless about why it might be considered strange.
** In ''Literature/FarmerInTheSky'', Bill doesn't understand why Gretchen would get upset when she comes over to help him work and he immediately mentions they should also ask her sister to help. "Women are funny". When he is injured and she visits him in the hospital, "...[she] could hardly talk, which isn't like her".
* ''Literature/WarriorCats'' has Firestar in the first arc. Leafpool in ''Starlight'' might also count.
* In H G Wells' Time Machine the hero saves and bonds with Weena a member of the obviously quite promiscous and beautiful Eloi race and she follows him around. He finds her attractive and charming, but, as he says when narrating his story, "I didn't come here to find a wife" and that's it. He sleeps with her, completely innocently. He is not even sure if she is male or female.
* From the ''TheSquiresTales'' series by Gerald Morris, both Sir Dinadan and Beaufils. Galahad reads more as a deconstruction.
* DocSavage
* Ujurak from ''SeekerBears''
* Sir Galahad, as the French chivalric addition to the Arthurian myths just about qualifies as ''OlderThanPrint'' and, as the paragon of knighthood conceived by trickery to succeed in the quest for the Holy Grail, he is the epitome and archetype of this trope. That aspect is treated with their customary irreverence by Monty Python in ''MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail''.
** Galahad is given a CaptainErsatz in ''Literature/TheElenium'' with Berit, a novice knight whose chastity makes him a CluelessChickMagnet. The other knights, both amused and slightly annoyed by the attention he gets, contrive to get him laid in the ''Tamuli''.
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* Benton Fraser of ''Series/DueSouth'' has skirted this trope more than a few times; while he has been [[DatingCatwoman known]] to take an interest in women, he can be astonishingly naive about sexual matters, and he is perfectly capable of carrying on a conversation with a half-dressed exotic dancer without even thinking of breaking eye contact. (Of course, [[HoYay the fans have a theory about this...]])
* Carter in ''Series/HogansHeroes'' seems absolutely clueless when it comes to women or the appeal of women, while all the other characters jump at the chance to even hang out with attractive girls. He has had one girlfriend, later his fiancee, later leaving him for a man of lower rank a year after he was captured by the Germans, but unlike the other men he only describes her in romantic terms rather than anything relating to her physical appeal.
* ''{{Monk}}'''s title character, Adrian Monk is actually a widower, so he is presumed to have had a sex life once. But he's also saddled with plot-dependent [=OCD=] and phobias (which are implied to be so severe ''because'' of his wife's death). He's afraid of many things and disgusted by that which he isn't afraid of; so generally he does not consider himself available, nor is he generally considered worth approaching romantically by any female who happens to cross his path.
** More to the point, Monk thinks of himself as very married, and the mere fact that his wife happens to be deceased does not make it any less so. He dates occasionally and halfheartedly, and in the end always returns to his default condition of being in love with his wife.
** According to Monk while talking to his psychiatrist, the most physical his love life, even with Trudy, ever was is falling asleep holding Trudy's hand and waking up holding it.
*** Monk eventually came to regret not having a child with Trudy, adored a toddler after taking him in, and absolutely gushed over Molly Evans, [[spoiler: treating her like his own simply because she was Trudy's child]].
* Number Six from ''Series/ThePrisoner'' takes this trope to its logical extreme. Created as a subversion of the womanizing secret agent recently popularized by ''Film/JamesBond'', Number Six is presented with numerous female guest characters over the course of the series, and he only shows any kind of sex drive [[spoiler:towards his fiance]].
** It's worth noting that the episode with Six's [[spoiler: fiance]] is the episode that star/creator Patrick [=McGoohan=] is, for the most part, not in (they did a brain swap episode to get around the fact that he was in Hollywood filming Ice Station Zebra at the time). [=McGoohan=] was uncomfortable performing love scenes and tended to avoid them throughout his career.
* Sheldon from ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'' apparently has no interest in sex, but he's also shown to be oblivious to women (and men) coming on to him.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQGjNtolhKY Case in point.]]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'': Depending on which regeneration we're talking about, the Doctor comes off this way from time to time. The Eleventh Doctor is particularly bad about this (although it's more than implied in the [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E15NightAndTheDoctor ''Night and the Doctor'']] shorts that he's getting some with River) whereas the Ninth was offended at the suggestion that he never ... [[UnusualEuphemism danced]]. In the days of the classic series, {{Fanon}} insisted the Doctor was Chaste despite being a grandfather, supported by lines like the Fourth Doctor's "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS17E2CityOfDeath You're a beautiful woman, probably]]". In the Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''Death and Diplomacy'', the Seventh Doctor [[LampshadeHanging aknowledges the discrepancy]], admitting that failing to notice or completely misunderstanding sexual overtures [[CelibateHero just makes his life simpler]].
** This also seems to be Rory's backstory, although he wasn't a "hero" at that point yet.
* In ''MrBrain'', Tsukumo is totally clueless about Kazune's advances on him (mostly due to partial brain damage caused by an accident), and keeps wondering why he's in possession of a porn magazine in the first place.
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* ''{{GURPS}} Supers: Mixed Doubles''. The super heroine Justice doesn't realize how attractive she is and doesn't notice most of the compliments and passes she receives from men.
* In the ''Book of Exalted Deeds'' suppliment for ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', there are many Exalted Feats that can be taken after taking the Sacred Vow Feat, all of which give a Player Character benefits if they heed the vow. Vow of Chastity is one of them. (In other words, the character gains cetain useful abilities by remaining chaste.)
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* This fully describes Senel Coolidge from ''VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia''. There's even a point in the game where one of the female characters suddenly grabs him and pulls him into a deep, passionate kiss...twice. He, however, is completely unaffected both times.
** He's just too fixated on [[SayMyName STELLAAAAAAAAAAA!]] to notice any other girl.
** Lloyd Irving from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is much the same way. Observe the following exchange between him and Sheena in Flanoir:
--> '''Lloyd:''' "You and I are a lot alike Sheena. I think we could be great friends!"
--> '''Sheena:''' "Great... Friends."
--> '''Lloyd:''' "What, you don't wanna?"
--> '''Sheena:''' *Aside* "...Idiot!"
** [[VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny Stahn]] plays the trope straight... and then doesn't. He's completely oblivious to romantic infatuation he suffers from/causes towards Philia or Rutee, but when Ilene mentions she's taking him on a date, he... gets pretty expressive about the whole thing.
* Similarly Justin from ''VideoGame/{{Grandia}}''. Super-hot Feena's rather overt moves on him are totally lost on him, to the point where, when she asks if he loves her, he replies, "Of course I love you! And-" [[LoveYouAndEverybody goes on to name all the other people in their party, who also "love" her]].
** In the epilogue, it is made perfectly clear that at some point [[BabiesEverAfter he got the hint]].
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfDragoon'', Dart is like this at first with Shana (not to be confused with the above show), but he warms up to her by the end of the second disc.
* Hilarously played by Ryusei Date in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars''. His obliviousness on the crushes of Mai Kobayashi and Latooni Subota was apparently because he's too busy swooning over girl-shaped HumongousMecha, as in he's more interested to those things compared to human girls. And even though Lamia is a RobotGirl, he's still not interested at her, because she's not THAT huge compared to her robot, which he swooned at too.
** This is also the trait of Masaki Andoh, who is just too oblivious that he has made himself one walking [[UnwantedHarem harem]]. It got worse that in his new home La Gias, polygamy was supported, and he gets confused on who to choose, so he probably picked none to avoid much confusion. His [[TheRival rival]] Shu Shirakawa also had a walking harem following him, but he playfully ignored them... to further antagonize Masaki and adding up with their FoeYay angle.
* This is Sonic's general attitude. Particularly towards [[MadLove self-appointed girlfriend]] Amy Rose. Awkward because he's [[SaveThePrincess saved her]] a few times in the past because he thinks of her as a good friend, but she takes this as evidence that he loves her, and also tries to make moves when she saves him.
** Sonic may actually be asexual, before SonicTheHedgehog2006 (and even afterwards) Sega actually made a clear point about Sonic having no interest in girlfriends, and, amusingly, didn't think to mention the "other option." But when Sega described Sonic as "footloose and fancy free" they could have been referring to his WalkingTheEarth lifestyle, his laid-back nature, his "lack of interest" or the latter.
** It's different in the Archie comics though, where he gets involved in a LoveDodecahedron and something of an UnwantedHarem, DependingOnTheWriter. (a certain writer has a tendency to play these tropes up until others have to be brought in for damage control)
** The same goes for Tails. In the comics he has multiple girlfriends and in ''Anime/SonicX'' he has Cosmo ([[spoiler:for a while]]); in the games, Rouge flirting with him confuses him, and makes him think (correctly) that she has an ulterior motive.
* Link of the ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games has been the target of flirtation from a number of female characters, but he seems to be more taken aback than tantalized. To be fair, in most of the games he's prepubescent, but he seems no less innocent as Adult Link.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' is when it happens the most, and it's also when it's most justified. He's only '''nine''', and even as Adult Link he only has the ''body'' of an adult. Then there's the fact that he was raised among the Kokiri. Who are kids for their entire lives. And most likely don't get involved in that sort of thing.
** It's justified given the time period the games emulate. In the majority of the series, he starts out as an orphan (usually) in some tiny backwater before he heads out the grand adventure. Given such a conservative background, it's unsurprising he'd be a bit bashful and uncertain around people who take that kind of interest in him.
* ''Videogame/{{Hitman}}'''s titular character is kissed- on the lips- by a grateful rescuee, which results in a case of the jibblies one might get after grinding their nails over a chalkboard. Mind you, said rescuee was a kidnapped girl who had been forced into prostitution, so the 'jibblies' might just be {{Squick}} from wondering what that mouth's been doing recently. In the remade version of that mission in ''Hitman: Contracts'', he just sneers at her grumpily. Agent 47 does seem to fit the trope, but that might have more to do with the only female in the games who isn't an unimportant civilian is his MissionControl.
** Crosses over to TheMovie, where Nika practically comes at him crotch-first at one point, and he goes so far as to use a sedative to get her off him. Very likely [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the fact that 47 was bred to be a superior assassin, and a sex drive isn't very conducive to efficient killing. One reviewer noted 47's asexual proclivites and accused the movie of appealing to "adolescent male fantasies," strongly suggesting that said reveiwer has no idea what an adolescent male actually ''is''.
* Ryo Hazuki of the ''Videogame/{{Shenmue}}'' series appears to not only be chaste, but asexual. Despite the very obvious advances of attractive females (Nozomi in Youkuska, and Joy in Hong Kong) stoic old Ryo can usually only muster a "Have you seen a black car?" when his love is clearly making advances. For all its sandbox and open-world play and decision-making structure, the complete lack of interaction options that make use of other characters' romantic feelings towards Ryo is quite jarring, as ChugworthAcademy illustrates [[http://chugworth.com/archive/?strip_id=54 here]].
* While not actually ''physically'' chaste, sleeping with six different women throughout the storyline, [[{{Utawarerumono}} Hakuoro]] somehow fails to realize they all love him until the very end. Oh, and the bunny princess also has a thing for him. It's most obvious with Karura, Yuzuha and Eruruw. And Urtoriy. Doriy and Guraa also express some interest, but they're more into Oboro. Seriously, that's at least nine and he only expresses vague awareness of two or three tops before the story ends.
* By the time of ''VideoGame/MegaManX8'', Zero's pretty much [[CelibateHero celibate]], but he's also quite clueless to the feelings his new navigator has on him. On the other hand, after what happened [[LetsYouAndHimFight last time he]] [[MyGreatestFailure almost had a girlfriend]], can't fault the guy for not being much for feelings.
** In the ''VideoGame/MegaManZero'' series, it's questionable on how much he cares for Ciel on the "Love" scale as well (despite the latter being very obviously in love with him by the end of the series) - whether he's a ChasteHero, a CelibateHero, or simply too [[TheStoic stoic]] to say anything out loud is left entirely [[ShipTease ambiguous]].
* Vayne from ''ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlrevis'', being [[RaisedByWolves raised by a cat for six years]], he has no grasp on such a concept. When [[{{Catgirl}} Nikki]] starts to develop feelings for him (mainly through her [[SideQuest character quests]]), he remains absolutely clueless. At one point Vayne receives a letter; the others think it's a love letter, while Pamela says [[LampshadeHanging "This is Vayne we're talking about! That's impossible!"]]
* Despite that Mayl's is obviously hitting on him, Lan in MegaManBattleNetwork is mostly clueless about Mayl's feelings for him, although time to time he's aware, and the ending of the sixth game reveals that they are married together twenty years later.
* Sanada Yukimura from ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'', a naive teenager who knows no life other than the battlefield, is not only oblivious to any romantic feelings girls may have toward him, but gets extremely embarrassed when anyone mentions love, sex or relationships (something [[TheTease Keiji]] teases him about relentlessly). It doesn't help that the only mentors he has are [[EccentricMentor Shingen]] and [[DeadpanSnarker Sasuke]].
--> '''Yukimura''': "I don't understand. Women are so complicated..."
* While it never comes up in-story, the [[SuperSoldier SPARTAN II's]] of Halo also bare mention as they quite literally ''are'' this trope, due to their sex drive being completely suppressed by their augmentations (specifically, the catalytic thyroid implant).
* Terra from ''Videogame/FinalFantasyVI'' is a Chaste Heroine, because she doesn't know WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove. The Figaro Castle guards, and even Edgar, are surprised that Terra didn't react negatively to Edgar hitting on her. She eventually learns about the feeling of love later, but she's probably still a Chaste Heroine.
* In ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'', those Pokémon with the ability "Oblivious" is immune to being charmed.
* [[SuperMarioBros Mario]], in both video games and every other iteration. He is described as Princess Toadstool/Peach's "love interest", but they don't seem to enjoy a physical relationship. Perhaps with good reason, as at least one Nintendo-approved source describes her as [[JailbaitWait still being a teenager]], while he appears significantly older.
** This arguably applies to Mario's younger brother Luigi as well. Granted, Mario and Luigi ''do'' blush whenever Princess Peach kisses them in gratitude for saving her.
* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedIII'', the hero Connor has no known love interest or sex life despite meeting many quite attractive female characters. When one of the NPC falls in love with a woman, it takes ages for him to understand what's happening, and the first advice he offers (giving flowers to a tomboyish girl) is completely inappropriate.
* This is how Luca from ''Monster Girl Quest'' tries to behave.
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* Saber in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is completely impervious to sexual or even romantic innuendo unless it's pointed out to her. This is a popular joke in {{doujinshi}}, where she usually thinks you're talking about [[BigEater food]].
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* {{Sinfest}} has Criminy. Perfectly portrayed [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=3204 here]]. Bonus points for the red demon Fucshia having a crush on him but him being oblivious to it.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=4319 An episode of "Sinfest Nights" has her as a]] HotLibrarian and him oblivious.
** Recently he dug up a hole to hell to search for her, so he at least is fond of her.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2508 Earlier he admitted to never kissing or even holding hands -- he's saving himself for marriage -- in obliviousness to what the woman asking him might mean by it.]]
* 25th Baam from ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'' doesn't really realize that two beautiful princesses have at least a minor crush on him. When he returns after five years, which he presumably spent with [[LadyInRed Hwa Ryun]], he at least knows how to push the buttons of a female.
* In MoonCrest24, Derek doesn't quite get why Dory laughs at him when she sees him with Lucy's clothes on. Poor guy thinks he put them on backwards.
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* Arguably, [[KingOfTheHill Hank Hill]] is one despite being married and in his late 40s. He has the same obliviousness to female attention, whether from his wife or any other woman. He is quite embarrassed by any display of sexuality, practically runs out ''screaming'' when he accidentally enters a porn section of a video store, and, in what is perhaps the best illustration of this side of his character, when he meets two young female nudists he winds up lecturing them on the benefits of propane heating for their summer home.
** "Nobody rejects Debbie Grund!" "Well I just did!"
** Another example: He was talking with a Doctor and behind him, there was a poster in the wall that displayed a women uterus and related organs, during the entire conversation Hank would try to avoid look at the thing.
*** He may have grown up with an older mindset about marriage and romance.
* Kyle Broflovski in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''. Apart from a crush on a girl named Rebecca in season three, he's the only one of the main boys with little to no interest in romance or girls. Then again, he IS nine...
** Cartman is the anti-hero version of this trope. He seems to be more focused on making lives of others miserable and other things than romance.
*** Although in the "Le Petit Tourette" episode, [[spoiler: Cartman did say he fancied and fantasized about kissing this girl named Patty Nelson.]]
* ''AceLightning'' - The titular main character doesn't even know how to ''flirt''.
* Phineas from ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb,'' who remains completely oblivious to his best female friend's [[ShipTease repeated hints]] that she has a crush on him. The fact that his same-age (step)brother is a borderline CovertPervert only emphasises this.
** This dialogue shows this quite nicely:
--> '''Phineas:''' Ferb and I are going to use a laser to carve our faces in the comet, so that when it passes over again in 73.5 years our grandchildren will see it. By the way, my parents are cooking outdoor steaks for everyone. What do you think, Isabella?
--> '''Isabella:''' You had me at ''our grandchildren''...
--> '''Phineas:''' Huh?
--> '''Isabella:''' Steaks! You had me at steaks!
** Apparently, he still doesn't get it...
*** At the end of ''[[PhineasAndFerbTheMovieAcrossThe2ndDimension Across The 2nd Dimension]]'', [[ForcefulKiss Isabella made sure he got it]]. However, [[StatusQuoIsGod she knew he wouldn't remember...]]
* Freddy in the [[ScoobyDooMysteryInc newest Scooby Doo series]] has become this trope. Ironically enough, the series cranks the historic ShipTease UpToEleven but he remains oblivious to all of Daphne's advances due to his obsession with solving mysteries and planting traps.

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