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->'''Oberyn:''' You did like boys? ''Before''?\\
'''Varys:''' ''[shakes head]''\\
'''Oberyn:''' Really? Girls? Hmm. I hope you won't be offended when I say I never would have guessed.\\
'''Varys:''' Not at all. But I was never interested in girls, either.\\
'''Oberyn:''' What then?\\
'''Varys:''' Nothing.\\
'''Oberyn:''' Everybody is interested in ''something''.\\
'''Varys:''' Not me. When I see what desire does to people, what it's done to this country, I am very glad to have no part in it. Besides, the absence of desire leaves one free to pursue ''other'' things.\\
'''Oberyn:''' Such as?\\
'''Varys:''' ''[looks meaningfully at the Iron Throne]''
-->-- ''Series/GameOfThrones'', [[Recap/GameOfThronesS4E6TheLawsOfGodsAndMen "The Laws of Gods and Men"]]

In fiction you encounter tropes such as EveryoneIsGay, NoBisexuals, EveryoneIsBi, AnythingThatMoves, or even ExtremeOmnisexual. You hear SillyLoveSongs about IntercourseWithYou, and see {{Love Dodecahedron}}s, {{Kiss Kiss Slap}}ping, {{Slap Slap Kiss}}ing, and oodles of {{Shipping}}. WellThisIsNotThatTrope.

What you less often see are characters who are of an age or situation to get sexually attracted--but aren't.

It is difficult to showcase a ''lack'' of something, so it is understandable that this orientation is often ignored, especially in works with NoHuggingNoKissing. However, this also leads to the common assumption that ''everyone'' is interested in sex. This can lead to [[UnfortunateImplications awkward feelings for the asexual audience]].

Asexuality is something of a CassandraTruth. Both in-universe and out, fans and fellow characters alike will often dismiss their sexual orientation as a side-effect of depression, mental sickness, HollywoodAutism, low hormone levels, abuse, immaturity, or even just plain old sour grapes.[[note]]"I can't get laid so I'll just pretend I didn't want to anyway."[[/note]] This criticism will not stop until they've succeeded in [[YouNeedToGetLaid getting them to bed]] ''someone'' so they can live a "normal" life at last. They may also be MistakenForGay--especially if [[HaveIMentionedIAmGay gayness is not expected to be expressed]].

In RealLife, asexuals don't feel sexual attraction. Romance usually isn't a problem, and many are comfortable with cuddling and kissing to express their feelings--they may be part of a ChastityCouple.[[note]]The "romantic" part can cover the same spectrum of attraction as the sexual part (e.g. homoromantic, heteroromantic, biromantic, aromantic, etc).[[/note]] They may read about it. They may write about it. They may draw it. In fact, because sex is such a non-issue for them, they can get pretty hard-core without even blushing. Sex doesn't have to be disgusting; it's just not something that they feel like ''doing''. Some asexuals do have sex for any of various reasons, but it's not an essential need for them.

Not to be confused with being genderless, nor with [[NoBiologicalSex biological asexuality]] which means that an organism does not reproduce sexually. See TrulySingleParent for characters who reproduce asexually.

Many asexuals consider asexuality to be a spectrum, with [[SingleTargetSexuality "graysexuality"/"gray asexuality" and "demisexuality"]] residing somewhere between "fully" asexual (would never want to have sex even for the sake of a partnet) and "fully" sexual (whatever that means without being a freak). The direct opposite of ExtremeOmnisexual, and frequently a victim of the belief that GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex and SexEqualsLove. See also ChasteHero - who might be asexual - and CelibateHero, who usually ''isn't'', but doesn't date all the same. A possible cause of MarriedToTheJob.

This should not be confused with lacking sex ''appeal'', where the person in question is not deemed sexually attractive by others. Likewise, some characters may be [[ParalyzingFearOfSexuality just too afraid of sex to actually seek it out]]. Some characters are afraid or uncomfortable with sex because of sexual abuse. This is not asexuality.

'''[[AC:Note:]]''' Only include someone if they are ''explicitly'' asexual. (They don't have to use the ''word'' asexual, but there needs to be a line saying something to that effect.) Also remember that while they overlap frequently in fiction, asexuality and having NoSocialSkills are not the same thing.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Surprisingly for a popular mainstream shonen protagonist, Luffy from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is asexual. The mangaka has gone on record as saying that he only takes part in the standard ecchi gags when Usopp's there to be a perverted influence and doesn't if his friends aren't around. Oda explained it to the younger fans by saying that Luffy is only attracted to adventure (and possibly food). It's also worth keeping in mind that [[WordOfGod Eiichiro Oda has explicitly stated]] that there will be absolutely no romance in ''Manga/OnePiece'' because "boys aren't interested in romance" so it's not surprising that Luffy takes no interest in girls.
* Both Sasaki (self-identified) and Yuki Nagato from ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. The latter is because she is essentially an organic robot created by an alien being of data, and largely unable to express emotion.
* Lloyd Asplund, of ''Anime/CodeGeass'', resident MadScientist, proposes to Milly Ashford within moments of meeting her, but because he wants her family's [[AMechByAnyOtherName Knightmare Frame]] designs. His assistant Cecile later explains that Lloyd doesn't even give a second thought to matters of the flesh.
* Naozumi Sudo from ''Manga/NaruTaru'' is an {{Ubermensch}} who explicitly states that human sexuality is of no concern to him.
* Mitsuya from ''Migite ni Juu, Hidarite ni Ai'' specifically states that he is neither straight nor gay and has no response in sexual situations.
* Count D from ''Manga/PetShopOfHorrors'' is asexual in both the biological sense ''and'' the socio-psychological one. Due to being one of the last surviving members of a highly advanced race of supernatural beings that reproduce asexually to give rise to offspring that are identical to them in every way, D has no physical need for sex. Being [[{{Bishounen}} quite attractive]], he is pursued by both [[ChickMagnet women]] ''and'' [[EvenTheGuysWantHim men]] (some of whom make their intentions ''glaringly'' obvious); but he treats all of them with indifference and sometimes outright cruelty, should they become too aggressive for his liking.
* Kars from ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'' is asexual, having a fondness for only nature. Upon evolving into the UltimateLifeForm, his asexuality is also taken to new heights where it's explicitly stated that for Kars, "SEX = USELESS".
* Ennis from ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'' starts as a straight example, being an ArtificialHuman. It takes her fifty years of InnocentCohabitation with Firo to reciprocate his feelings, and as of 2002 (read--seventy-two years) they apparently ''still'' haven't had sex (although it's also because they suffer from a severe case of TwiceShy).
* Medaka from ''Manga/MedakaBox'' is in-universely suspected after she turns out to be immune to [[LovePotion love inducement]].
* [[spoiler: Anri Sonohara]] of ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' is a somewhat twisted example. She herself suggests she's merely incapable of discerning her own feelings towards others, and a very strong point is made that she's the way she is due to [[spoiler: psychological trauma and subsequent dissociation.]] Later she appears to actually be developing romantic feelings towards [[spoiler: Mikado]]. Complicating matters somewhat is the fact that should she grow capable of love, she will become [[spoiler: vulnerable to possession by Saika]].
* ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
** Piccolo does not seem to understand the concept of romance, referring to it as "mushy stuff". Could be an extension of his role of TheStoic, but as a member of a [[OneGenderRace hermaphroditic alien race]] who can biologically reproduce asexually, it's possible that a lack of interest in relationships is a trait that all Namekians share.
** WordOfGod has also stated that Tien has no interest in romance.
* [[MadScientist Doctor Easter]] of ''Literature/MardockScramble'' was rendered asexual due to very involved ethics testing he was required to go through, ending his marriage. He thinks it makes him saintly.
* Major Klaus Heinz von dem Eberbach of ''Manga/{{From Eroica with Love}}'' seems to fit this trope. Men are met with (sometimes violent) rage, and women give him the creeps.
* When Ebina from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' is looking for a new wife, a few years after her previous one died, the first woman she meets says she's never had a crush and would be perfectly fine never dating anyone but is trying to date [[ChristmasCake before it's too late]]. It doesn't really work out between them.
* The author of ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' has said in an [[http://www.unificationfrance.com/article33802.html?lang=fr interview]] that he can't see Oga ever being in a relationship, and that the only contact he enjoys is punching other boys. This matches up with Oga's in canon behavior where he either scoffs at romance,pretends to be clueless, or actively runs away from it.
* Ryou Bakura from ''Manga/YuGiOh'' could certainly qualify. In the guide/databook that was released for the series (funnily enough called the [[WordOfGod Gospel of Truth]]), Kazuki Takahashi said that Bakura "is more interested in games than girls" which is why he shows no interest (and even dismay) at the fangirls that fawn over him at school. Since we never see him show any interest in or attraction to boys either, saying he's asexual is a safe bet.
* ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'': Vampires are stated to lose their sexual desire when they lose their humanity and only long for [[BloodLust blood]].

[[folder:Audio Plays]]
* In ''AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho'', Davros (who gets tons and tons of CharacterDevelopment) self-identifies as asexual and aromantic. There are hints that he may have been in love with his co-worker Shan, but he abhors the idea of being in a romantic relationship, so the point is moot.
* The main character of {{Podcast/Ars Paradoxica}}, Sally Grissom, is asexual.
* Chloe of {{Podcast/The Bright Sessions}} is canonically asexual.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The title character of ''Devi'' is asexual... [[SplitPersonality part of the time]].
* Max from ''ComicBook/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice'' openly states that he doesn't like girls. He doesn't seem to show any interest in guys either. At one point he even said that he views a sex drive as nothing more than a nuisance distracting him from his most favorite of things… violence. In one of the video games, a time traveling incident ends up reversing this and turning him into a CasanovaWannabe, but he's soon back to normal.
* In issue #4 of ''ComicBook/JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac'', Johnny may as well have jumped out of the asexual closet. He implies there are multiple reasons that he avoids sexual intimacy altogether after being accused of rape, one of them being "See, I don't '''want''' to touch anything. I don't want to feel anyone because I don't care about anyone like that, and to touch it is disgusting for all of its emptiness". According to the later issues, he does have sexual desires, though (personified by "Reverend Meat", a Bob's Big Boy figurine he got as a present from an old girlfriend whom he lost his virginity to). He just represses them, so this may actually be a case of sex repulsion rather than asexuality.
* Despite being infamous as a DepravedBisexual, {{ComicBook/Daken}} is this according to WordOfGod. He only uses sex as a tool to manipulate others.
* Tremor (Roshanna Chatterji) of ''ComicBook/SecretSix'' and ''Comicbook/TheMovement'' is asexual.
* ComicBook/TheJoker tends to be portrayed as completely uninterested in sex, only caring about his "jokes" and schemes. While he ''is'' willing to partake in sex, he only ever does as part of an EvilPlan, manipulation, or because he wants to make a sick joke about it. For example, [[ComicBook/{{Joker}} the self-titled graphic novel]] has him rape a woman named Shelly, the wife of one of his henchmen and the book's POV character, Jonny Frost as a fucked up way of making things "even" between the two after Frost withheld the fact he had a meeting with Two-Face.
* {{Batman}} may well be asexual--while a loving and close relationship is perfectly conceivable, bachelor Bruce Wayne has repeatedly tossed family life aside to be Batman. Unlike other males in his team, he is rarely DistractedByTheSexy. Even {{Catwoman}}, whom he cares for deeply, can't pull it off. She, of course, classes it as a challenge.
* ''Franchise/ArchieComics'': Jughead has dabbled in the occasional flirt, but always returns to his one true love: [[BigEater food]]. As of [[ComicBook/ArchieComics2015 2016]], he explicitly identifies as asexual in the reboot comics, and writer Chip Zdarsky has confirmed that he considers Jughead to always have been asexual even if past writers didn't have a word for it yet. Zdarsky's successor Ryan North is also writing Jughead as asexual.
* Dionysus in ''Comicbook/TheWickedAndTheDivine'' is not a fighter or a lover; he's a dancer. When talking to Cass about it, he mentions that he thought she might be ace as well, somewhat to her irritation, considering it's apparently the most common pantheon-related gossip about her. In her case, the truth is [[{{Polyamory}} something else]] [[BrainsAndBondage entirely]].
* Alix from ComicBook/SexCriminals can only orgasm by [[spoiler: flying. As in they orgasm/gets the thrill of orgasming through base jumping]].
* Joshua from ''ComicBook/NoHero'' realizes he is this by the end, due to [[spoiler: seeing his adoptive father rape dead bodies as a child and losing his genitalia as an adult]].
* Loki from [[ComicBook/{{Valhalla}} Valhalla]] expresses his lack of interest repeatedly throughout the series. The only times that he tries to seduce someone or expresses his love for someone it's a matter of [[BlatantLies blatant lies]] as he is really after something else altogether, be it winning a bet or avoiding getting beaten to a pulp by the other gods for his misdeeds.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Zonker in ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' has consistently been portrayed as avoiding romantic or physical attachments to the opposite sex like the plague, partly from fear and partly out of his immaturity and naivete. He had one sustained platonic dating relationship with a woman who, in one strip, humorously demonstrated to Mike and J.J. how even her most blatant and obvious "come on" lines flew over Zonker's head and didn't even register. ("It's like dating an elf!")

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In ''Naruto Veangance Revelaitons'', Sasuke is portrayed as asexual. While this would not normally stand out given how he appears to be close to this status in canon (one of the few things about his character the fic gets right), the author, who is of the belief that teenagers should have sex as early and often as possible, makes a special point of using him to bash asexual people.
* Dave in ''FanFic/{{Brainbent}}''. It wasn't caused by his [[HarmfulToMinors unfortunately sexualised upbringing]] (his brother had sex where Dave could and did walk in on him and left heaps of sex toys around the place) but it probably isn't helping the issues which were caused by it.
* ''FanFic/{{Hivefled}}'': [[spoiler:Eridan is repulsed-asexual and so terrified of having a cull-worthy abnormality that he slept with anyone who looked at him and convinced himself that the disgust and stress he felt was normal.]]
* ''Gundam Storm'': Athene and her fellow supersoldiers are asexual and have had their reproductive capabilities removed as part of their "modifications". Shane eventually realises that he is in love with Athene, but is convinced she can never love him back because of this.
* In ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', all Psyches are forced to be asexual, since the Psyche Master handles all reproduction of the Psyches.
* The fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6970972/1/Ace-of-Hearts Ace of Hearts]]'' focuses on Keima Katsuragi coming to realise he is heteroromantic, but asexual.
* In ''Fanfic/YetAgain'', Scabbard is highly implied to be asexual, and [[spoiler:[[MemeticMolester Orochimaru]]]] of all people essentially says he this. [[spoiler:It later turns out Scabbard is actually BiTheWay and just keeps it ''very'' controlled.]]
* Jason Shepard from ''Sailor Moon: Legends of Lightstorm'' used to be straight, but became asexual at some point during his long life.
* Nick/Rythin from ''Fanfic/{{Nightblade}}'' is asexual. He doesn't make that big a deal about his orientation, aside from rejecting a love confession while he's still uncertain about it.
* ''Fanfic/PonyPOVSeries'':
** In the Shining Armor arc, Dima says he feels nothing for any gender or species.
** In the Finale arc, Nightmare Mirror says she has no libido. [[spoiler:This means she can secretly bodyguard Cadence and Shining Armor's honeymoon night and keep from being distracted. She claims watching them make love is no different from watching them play checkers.]]
* In ''[[FanFic/FallBackNineteenForty Fall Back - 1940]]'', Tom Riddle is strongly implied to be this.
* Quicksand in ''The Last Brony: Kingdom Hearts With a Black Sora'' is asexual and proud of it, being extremely critical of "the sexuals" and thinking them disgusting, violent, discriminatory, etc. It's mostly just [[NobleBigot bigoted garbage,]] but [[StrawmanHasAPoint Occasionally he'll make an argument that gives pause.]]
* In ''Fanfic/{{Zistopia}}'', [[http://nicolaswildes.tumblr.com/post/149930000170/dr-hegemony-said-im-still-calling-it-that-shes word of God]] described BigBad Nancy Goetz as a "self serving asexual".

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* Sawada from ''Anime/{{Tekkonkinkreet}}'' states his lack of interest in women, and has commented "I'm frigid" and "never had an orgasm".

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* In the TV movie sequel to ''Film/LawrenceOfArabia'', called ''A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia'', T.E. Lawrence (who despite some homoerotic passages in his writing always insisted he never had sex voluntarily with anyone in his life) first [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4Huw4tcLjs refuses a beautiful woman come to seduce him]], saying with a despairing laugh that he literally CAN'T do what she wants from him (not even for the direly needed political favor she could do him in return). Then in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-qBI0klNMc a scene]] shortly after that, he also refuses the more subtle advances of a male friend of his and talks disparagingly about sex in general. Despite this, he seems to have a rather intense emotional bond with prince Feisal and the movie uses a few tropes of classic romantic movies between them (like lighting the other's cigarette), implying a homoromantic orientation. There is some implication that Lawrence's behaviour is the result of [[ColdBloodedTorture trauma]], but the movie thankfully doesn't make any mention of the fact that the real T.E. Lawrence was raped as well.
* In ''Film/{{Perfume}}'', the VillainProtagonist is obsessed with the scents of nubile virgins, though he has no sexual interest in them, or anyone else. He hires a prostitute solely for the purpose of an experiment to capture her scent.
* The Dutch drama ''Love Life'' (also known as ''Stricken'') has a serial womanizer named Stijn as its lead. Stijn narrates the film, and when introducing his best friend, Frank, notes that Frank's libido is exactly the opposite to his: "He's not interested in fucking. It exists."
* Alan of ''Film/TheHangover'' series is asexual, according to WordOfGod. He [[spoiler:gets married]] in the third film, but this doesn't contradict him being asexual, as asexual and aromantic are two different things.
* Brian Lackey of ''Film/MysteriousSkin''. He shows no interest in sex or romance, and seems repulsed when a female character abruptly tries to kiss, touch and undress him. Another character describes his "vibe" as "kinda weirdly asexual." [[spoiler:His memories of the childhood sexual abuse responsible for this are strongly repressed until the end of the movie, as he believes he was abducted by aliens and not sexually abused.]]
* ''Film/{{Pi}}'': Reclusive mathematician Max Renn isn't interested when his pretty neighbor constantly hits on him and doesn't seem interested in men, either. There are hints during one of his last hallucinations that he does yearn for a romantic connection to his neighbor, though.
* Herbert West from ''Film/ReAnimator'' scoffs at the sex drives of his fellow scientists (he even tells Dan in the [[Film/BrideOfReAnimator second film]] to not "let the little head rule the big head"), and actor Creator/Jeffrey Combs explicitly describes him as asexual in an interview in the 1996 book "Shockmasters".
* In ''Film/{{Nymphomaniac}}'', Seligman claims to be this, and he and Joe have a refreshingly open and respectful conversation about it. Unfortunately, it is somewhat undermined by the ending, [[spoiler:in which he [[AttemptedRape attempts to rape her]].]]
* ''Film/TheLivingWake'': Although he never comments on it himself, Mills, according to his best friend K. Roth, "abhors sex", and unlike K. Roth, expresses absolutely zero interest in sex or even romance. (Unless his TragicBromance with K. Roth counts.) While Mills' obvious discomfort with K. Roth having sex with a prostitute while Mills is still standing ''right there'' is understandable and would be a reasonable reaction from ''anyone'' of any orientation, the fact that he reacts to nudity in general in the same way one might react to watching paint dry does lend credence to the idea. And if anyone would know what Mills' "deal" is, [[HeterosexualLifePartners it's K. Roth]].

* ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'' has Captain Tern, who says she isn't married, and doesn't particularly want to be, either, and doesn't mention a girlfriend, either. When asked to rate the desirability of men, she makes comparisons of personality rather than looks.
* Literature/SherlockHolmes is directly stated to have no interest at all in romance or sex in Creator/ArthurConanDoyle's [[{{Canon}} original series of novels and short stories]]. Also, many copycats, "derived works" and even official adaptations try to make this aspect of his personality questionable, in order to appeal to a wider audience and introduce more drama into the equation. In most of the mainstream derived works, Irene Adler becomes Holmes's love interest. In the original story, however, this was never so. In fact, Holmes and Adler only ever meet ''once'', and only very briefly. He hardly ever mentions her again in any other story either, mostly in passing as someone who beat him. While it's true he was interested in her, he seems more fascinated with her unusual intelligence than sympathetic or romantic. Presumably, because while she was not the first to outsmart him, she was the first woman to do so and [[ValuesDissonance in the Victorian era, women were not believed to be capable.]]
-->''All emotions, and that one [love] particularly, were abhorrent to his cold, precise but admirably balanced mind. He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen, but as a lover he would have placed himself in a false position.''
* [[spoiler: The first]] Red Adept in Creator/PiersAnthony's ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series. Several fans misconstrued her as a PsychoLesbian, due to her [[DoesNotLikeMen misandry]] (and general misanthropy, come to think of it), but WordOfGod said no, she wasn't interested in any gender.
* ''Literature/JacobsLadderTrilogy'':
** Sir Perceval, the heroine, is canonically asexual. Although the word she uses most is ''celibate'', Perceval at one point also uses ''asexed'' when she is explaining to Rien why she's not interested in her. Or anyone else, for that matter.
** Later in the same trilogy it's mentioned that in this regard Perceval is a lot like her aunt [[{{TheArchmage}} Cynric the Sorceress]].
* In Sheridan Hay's ''The Secret of Lost Things'', the character Oscar is stated to have no romantic or sexual interest in anyone of any gender--unfortunately for the heroine, who's in love with him.
* ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'':
** Tarma, one of the [[HeterosexualLifePartners two female main characters]], is magically bound to her goddess, and one of the consequences of this bond is that she feels no sexual desire whatsoever. Her goddess is very into the whole CelibateHero thing. Though only of those sworn as warriors, due to her multiple aspects. Tarma also mentions to her partner that it should in no way stop HER from having many children, so to replenish her destroyed clan.
** Solaris the [[SheIsTheKing Son of the Sun]] from some of the later books is heavily implied to be asexual, though it's not known in her case whether this is natural or imposed on her by the god Vkandis in a similar manner to Tarma.
* The eponymous heroine of Creator/ElizabethMoon's ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion'' trilogy receives several propositions from fellow soldiers in her mercenary company, but turns them all down, explaining that she's never been interested in sex. [[ChekhovsGun Near the end of the book]], this plays a part when she [[spoiler:[[HeroicSacrifice allows herself to be raped and tortured]]]] in order to buy the freedom of the rightful king. [[spoiler:The rape fails to have any effect on her psyche, becoming just another form of pain she has to endure.]] The fallout from that incident turns into a CrowningMomentOfAwesome as her loyalty is rewarded.
* Rachael Ghorbani, from Creator/JohnRingo's ''Literature/CouncilWars'' series likens her own asexuality to being color-blind or tone-deaf. She simply doesn't understand the attraction of sex and finds the physical implications revolting.
* Played with in Bruce Sterling's ''Literature/{{Schismatrix}}'', a ScienceFiction novel--a group of asteroid settlers are all rendered asexual via a sort of chemical castration; TheHero agrees to turn off his sexuality in exchange for the settlers' diplomat amping hers up with drugs. This leads to an ''extremely'' {{squick}}y sex scene. It also featured a brilliant explanation of sex as seen from the colonists' viewpoint: She asks him to put his finger in her mouth and asks, "How does that feel?", to which TheHero responds something in line of "Moist and uncomfortably intimate"--which is exactly how she would feel about sex.
* Adele Mundy, from Creator/DavidDrake's ''Literature/{{RCN}}'' series, has "never been interested in mating rituals in either the abstract or the particular," and views the sexual obsession of most of the human race with bemused detachment.
* Kevin, from the book "Guardian of the Dead" by Karen Healey, is asexual.
* Robert Merle's novel ''Death Is My Trade'', based on the autobiography of Rudolf Höss, the commander of the Auschwitz concentration camp, portrays the protagonist (called Rudolf Lang in the book) this way. He gains more pleasure from polishing his boots than sex. He gets married and has children, but only because he feels that it's his duty towards his country.
* Rudy Waltz, the protagonist of ''Deadeye Dick'' by Creator/KurtVonnegut, calls himself a "neuter". He has no interest in sex, and nobody even notices him, even though he'd be handsome if he took care of himself. He fantasizes about organizing a pride march for asexuals like himself.
* Most (but not all) of the characters in Creator/GregEgan's ''Literature/{{Diaspora}}'' are neuter by choice. (In his ''Oceanic'' and ''Literature/SchildsLadder'', everyone is hermaphroditic – in two different ways.)
* Played for laughs in ''Literature/TheAlphabetOfManliness'', where Asexuality is judged as popping a boner while doing your math homework.
* In the [[Literature/TheCulture Culture]] novels, you have every variation of sexuality possible, including asexuality, present in the Culture citizens.
* The "glorifieds" of the Literature/LeftBehind series are that way due to the nature of their new bodies and minds.
* The ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' books note that one of the physical enhancements that the Spartan-[=IIs=] undergo suppresses their sex drive, though the books don't go any further into this. That said, they aren't necessarily aromantic or even automatically asexual; [[ComicBook/TheHaloGraphicNovel Maria-062]] officially retired to raise a family (though she still works as a beta tester for the Spartans' new equipment), while Randall-037 struck a deal with ONI after going AWOL to have most of his augmentations removed and has a daughter by ''Film/HaloNightfall''. To clarify, the damping of their sex drives is a common side effect of the hormonal alterations that the Spartans are subjected to. While this represents a decrease in drive, it does not necessarily eliminate that drive entirely, nor does every individual Spartan react to the treatment exactly the same way. While asexual Spartans are the norm, exceptions can be expected.
* Lily Briscoe from Virginia Wolfe's "To The Lighthouse" is described as asexual by Margaret Drabble in the introduction to the Oxford University Press edition.
* Jenny Fields from John Irving's "The World According To Garp" is an asexual nurse who is repulsed by sex.
* Robert Howard's puritanical swashbuckler SolomonKane expressly stated multiple times that he has neither the time nor the motivation to pursue or desire anything romantically or sexually. He needs only his trusty blade and wrongs to right!
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** While the word "Asexual" was never used, Creator/JKRowling said in an [[WordOfGod interview]] that Charlie Weasley is more interested in dragons than women (and he's not gay, either).
** In another interview, Rowling explicitly mentioned Dumbledore to be asexual. However, she seems to confuse asexuality for celibacy, even using both words in one sentence; She mentions Dumbledore to have become asexual by choice, as he felt his romantic feelings towards Grindelwald caused him to making the wrong choices. This led him to abstaining from any romantic relation whatsoever, in fear of making more mistakes. This makes it sound more like celibacy, abstaining from romance and sex by choice, while real life asexuals generally treat asexuality like a sexual orientation; something that's part of them for their entire lives.
* ''Literature/LesMiserables''
** Enjolras is specifically stated to have no interest in women, and his mistress is his country. While it's possible he could be a BadassGay, it's stated after Mabeuf's death that Enjolras had never so much as kissed anyone before, so he's a CelibateHero regardless of his orientation.
** The protagonist Jean Valjean also conspicuously has no romantic pairings, though he does have some significant interactions with women, most notably Fantine and her daughter Cosette. He has no desire to find a partner of his own either, as he believes himself thoroughly fulfilled in life so long as his adopted daughter loves him. Even in the backstory, the family he provided for was that of his sister's and not his own.
* Mr. Beebe and Cecil Vyse from E.M. Forster's ''Literature/ARoomWithAView''.
* Red Grant from ''Literature/FromRussiaWithLove'' is classified as asexual in his file. [[Film/FromRussiaWithLove The film version]] references this by having Grant IgnoreTheFanservice.
* In one of the ''Literature/{{Spaceforce}}'' novels, a character from the elaborately custom-driven CrystalSpiresAndTogas Taysan Empire is revealed to be asexual, along with the surprising fact that this sexuality is considered taboo in their society. [[spoiler: To the extent the young man is blackmailed and DrivenToSuicide over it.]]
* [[VoluntaryShapeshifting Demons]] in ''Literature/{{the Bartimaeus Trilogy}}'' are asexual but certainly are aware that humans are ''not'' often asexual. They use this to their advantage as much as they possibly can, distracting or disturbing the magicians who summon them with various attractive forms that may or may not match the spirit's actual gender (insofar as they have one). Bartimaeus remarks at one point in ''The Ring of Solomon'' that his repertoire of forms is pretty well nothing but horrible monsters and pretty girls.
* In ''Literature/TalesOfKolmar'', Akhor wondered for most of his life if he was this, but conveniently he ended up having SingleTargetSexuality instead. The mage Vilkas, though, is flat-out uninterested in everyone, once thinking that he probably ''should'' sleep with his attractive best friend just to make her happy, but being relieved when she interprets his lack of reaction to being touched as rejection and pulls away.
* In the short story "You Can't Be Too Careful" by Ruth Rendell, Della Galway is asexual--"no spark of sexual feeling had ever troubled her."
* "Boss Tweed", the antagonist of ''The Opiuchi Hotline'' is asexual and believes that it gives him an advantage in the rough-and-tumble world of Lunar politics. Asexuality in {{John Varley}}'s Literature/EightWorlds stories is complicated by something most authors don't consider: In a clothing-optional society with EasySexChange "none of the above" is always an option, so judging someone's orientation from their configuration is pretty much impossible. At least two characters assume asexuality when they meet people without apparent genitals but both turn out to be wrong. Boss Tweed wears fake genitals just to head off this sort of reputation.
* Dexter Morgan from ''Literature/{{Dexter}}'' is uninterested in sex, but willing enough to keep his wife, Rita, convinced that he's a normal man.
* According to [[Literature/RagnarLodbrokAndHisSons "Tale of Ragnar's Sons"]] (13th century), viking warlord Ivar the Boneless "had no children, because of the way he was: with no lust or love".
* [[spoiler: Tori]] in R. J. Anderson's Quicksilver has a scene where she comes out as asexual.
* In ''Literature/TheEyesOfTheDragon'', King Roland is implied to be this way.
* Creator/MCAHogarth describes her ''[[Literature/{{Paradox}} Mindhealers duology]]'' as an "asexual romance story". Vasiht'h is a Glaseah, a species genetically engineered to have very low hormone levels, they usually reproduce by IVF with random donors or close friends (his parents were the latter, but still had twelve kits), and while actual romance is uncommon and sex almost nonexistent they have been known to form strong emotional bonds with either gender on occasion. Vasiht'h's roommate Jahir is an [[SpaceElves Eldritch]], whose culture tries to suppress all sexuality [[spoiler: and he has a crush on his cousin, which makes him try even harder at repressing his desires]]. Despite this Jahir and Vasiht'h become [[HeterosexualLifePartners inseparable]], to the point of forming a [[MindlinkMates mindline]].
* Nick Pardoner from ''Literature/ThePardonersTale'' is asexual. It's never flat-out stated in the novella, but it's heavily implied.
* Clariel the titular character of Garth Nix's ''Literature/TheOldKingdom'' book is a clear cut example. She outright says multiple times she has no interest in boys, girls, or marriage and can barely comprehend other youths her age who can think of nothing else. She's even tried sex a couple of times but really couldn't find the appeal.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** [[BadassGrandpa Brynden Tully]] "The Blackfish" has showed no interest in romance. This was a cause of dispute with his brother Lord Hoster Tully, as he wanted Brynden to marry a Redwyne. Some fans believe he is gay, but there is no evidence of this. Another theory suggests he loved someone he couldn't get, such as his brother's wife, though there isn't evidence for that either.[[note]]The only real evidence for it is him remembering that his niece Catelyn looks like her mother, which doesn't show romantic interest.[[/note]]
** Aerys I, who died about 77 years before this story, apparently never consummated his marriage with his wife. It was said "Aerys would sooner bring a book to his bed rather than his wife." Unfortunately this was especially problematic as it meant people were losing their faith in the monarchy during a time when the realm was under serious threat from Aerys' cousins, the Blackfyres, who considered their claim to the throne better. Aerys' lack of children meant when he died the Iron Throne passed to his brother Maekar, who had fathered six children.
* While no character in the ''Literature/WarchildSeries'' states their sexuality, Jos's narrative makes it very clear he despises sex. Evan even states that his ability to ask about another character's girlfriend is a sign he's improving in his outlook.
* The titular ''Literature/EdenGreen'' is strongly implied (by herself and her best friend) to be asexual, having never dated or expressed romantic interest in anyone. When an alien needle symbiote takes over her brain and modifies her behavior, she experiences sexual attraction for the first time, with mixed feelings.
* ''Literature/ThePosterchildren'':
** We find out at the end of the first book that one of the main characters, Mal Underwood, is gray-asexual heteroromantic.
** In the following short stories, ''The Timely Tales'', introduce Ramon Benavente, who is a sex-repulsed aromantic asexual man.
* April from ''Literature/StrangerAndStranger'' mentions dating a boy and liking him a lot, but feeling incredibly uncomfortable when he got aroused and dumping him as a result. She also gets uncomfortable when people talk about sex/use sex related language around her.
* Hymie Levy from ''Literature/ThePowerOfOne'': implied when the narrator notes that, in contrast to himself, "Hymie on the other hand seemed to sail through puberty like a bloody eunuch." Later confirmed in the sequel ''Tandia''.
* In ''Literature/OnlyEverYours'', chastity-magdalena claims that she became a chastity not only because the Inheritants weren't attracted to her, but because she "didn't think (she) would be able to fulfill the duties of the other thirds" (which would revolve around sex.)
* In ''Literature/VoidCity'', when questioned about his sexuality by Eric, the vampire Ebon Winter states that he is asexual. He finds even the implication that he experiences sexual desire to be grossly insulting.
* Vicky has stated that Mousefur from ''Literature/WarriorCats'' is asexual.
* Sandrilene fa Toren/Sandry from ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' has been confirmed to be asexual and "guards herself carefully" via WordOfGod.
* In ''Kristina: The Girl King'', a book in ''Literature/TheRoyalDiaries'' series, Kristina is adamant that she will not get married nor bear children (she finds the whole process of pregnancy disgusting). It could be argued fairly easily that the real-life Kristina was asexual, and her well-known aversion to sex comes across as clearly as it can in a fictionalized book that is set during her childhood.
-->"I cannot imagine why any woman would ever consent to go through the terrible business of bearing children," I said, lengthening my stride. "I will not have a husband, and I will not bear a child, and that is the end of it."

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Data in "Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration" is portrayed as having no sexual desire, due to him being an android. He participates in sex and attempts a romantic relationship, but this is portrayed as only done to accommodate requests or for the experience rather than a personal drive to do so.
* ''Series/SirensUS'': Voo Doo is openly asexual. The main character has a conversation with her about her sexuality, and accepts it as a valid identity. The show continues to have a couple discussions about her asexuality and what that means.
* ''Series/TheTick'': While the cartoon series skirts the issue, the live action series from 2000-01 sharply juxtaposes the title character against the others as the only one completely free of sexual tension. The Tick's obliviousness to its presence in the people around him causes his sidekick, Arthur, at one point to deliver a tirade, and follow up his outburst with "No offense intended"; The Tick's response is "None comprehended". The actor, Patrick Warburton, who played The Tick, in an interview, said of his character "he doesn't seem to be sexually... motivated". However, according to the comic he has an ex-wife named Cloris. Decades later the details were revealed: Cloris was also a CloudCuckooLander [[StrangeMindsThinkAlike like the Tick.]] They met at a costume party and Cloris was convinced that the Tick was just a guy named "Nick" and the two of them got married on a whim. The divorce happened because Cloris, weeks later, couldn't understand why "Nick" refused to take off his costume or become physically intimate with her.
* ''Series/BrassEye'': "Well, throughout tonight's program, we've had a naked asexual man up a stick, watching some pornography. Have you reached any conclusions?" *Asexual man shakes his head.* "Well, I hope that's been of some help."
* Andy Hallett, the actor who played Lorne on ''Series/{{Angel}}'', was quoted as saying that while it was never officially established, the character was probably asexual.
* Misty Day from ''Series/AmericanHorrorStory'', was confirmed through WordOfGod to be asexual.
* ''Series/ShortlandStreet'', a New Zealand hospital [[SoapOpera drama]] with an [[http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=716892EFE9351EEA entire arc]] devoted to Gerald becoming a self-identified asexual and how it affects his relationship with his girlfriend Morgan. The killer is when Gerald mercifully ends the relationship, and Morgan becomes enamored of ''another'' [[VerbalIrony asexual man]].
* Rose from ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'' never thought about sex before she was married. When her husband wanted to have sex for the first time, she didn't really understand sexual desire.
* The Professor from ''Series/GilligansIsland'' is uninterested in sex or romance, and more than once has been oblivious to the charms of the two attractive female fellow castaways. In one episode he admits to Ginger that he never had a romantic interest in anyone.
* Poppy from the show ''Literature/{{Huge}}'' comes out as asexual to George.
* Kevin in ''Series/TheBlackDonnellys'' . He's the only brother who does not seem interested in sex of any kind, and a random old dude in the neighborhood, when seeing him with Jenny, gives odds that she's not his girlfriend because he's never seen "a more asexual kid in his life" than Kevin.
* In ''Series/RobinHood'', Sam Troughton once stated that he envisioned his character Much as being asexual, even though the writers gave him a couple of [[LoveInterest Love Interests]].
* In an episode of ''Series/{{House}}'', a female patient specifically describes herself and her husband as asexual. It turns out that [[spoiler: neither is actually asexual; the husband has a tumor that gave him low libido and erectile dysfunction, and the wife lied in order to be with him.]]
* ''Series/{{Community}}''--in "Regional Holiday Music", glee club captain Mister Radisson is insistent on the study group doing the Christmas pageant, but they're actively resisting--Jeff citing the guy's 'aggressive asexuality'.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'':
** Varys tells Oberyn he's asexual, and always has been, even before [[EunuchsAreEvil he got castrated]]. He abhors what desire can lead to because so many people scheme for power only to fail because of sexual desires.
** Joffrey is a markedly asexual character for a show that oozes sex. He has a habit of steering conversation away from the topic or discussing it quite clinically, derives mundane enjoyment rather than sexual pleasure from sadism even in highly sexualized situations. Even his threats to invoke DroitDuSeigneur seem motivated by sadism more than desire.
* During his run on ''Series/TheLateLateShow'', Craig Kilborn created a character called "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdlVAvjvKec Sebastian, the Asexual Icon]]", whose entire gimmick was a complete disdain for any form of sexual activity or innuendo whatsoever. He also talks frequently of his [[NoBiologicalSex lack of (functioning) genitals]].
* In the ''Series/MastersOfHorror'' episode "Incident On and Off a Mountain Road", the albino serial killer Moonface is not interested in "sexual things" according to his longtime and crazed prisoner Buddy. [[{{Sadist}} He just enjoys inflicting pain]].
* ''Series/TheWalkingDead'' creators have described Daryl as "somewhat asexual".
* According to Word of God, Father Noel Furlong (better known as the character played by Graham Norton) in ''Series/FatherTed'' is asexual.
* Joan questions if Franchise/SherlockHolmes is asexual early in ''Series/{{Elementary}}'' but decides otherwise. He has [[ReallyGetsAround a noticeable sex life]] and is just more interested in things other than romance. After his love Irene [[spoiler:turns out to be the BigBad [[GenderFlip Jamie Moriarty]]]], Sherlock becomes turned off from being in romantic relationships.
* ZigZagged with the Goa'uld in ''Series/StargateSG1''. While the symbiote itself is asexual[[note]]Sort of. Technically they have BizarreAlienSexes where only the very rare queens are fertile, producing larvae apparently by parthenogenesis ([[{{Retcon}} because they don't talk about the whole "Hathor" incident]]).[[/note]], the human host is not, and free-willed [[LaResistance Tok'ra]] hosts can and do have romantic relationships, such as Martouf, host of Lantash, and Rosha, host of Jolinar (whose death and memory transfer to Samantha Carter in "In the Line of Duty" led to a two-way attraction between them). Goa'uld symbiotes dominate their hosts instead of partnering with them as with Tok'ra and ''are'' fully asexual, only using sex on occasion as a way of breeding better hosts.
* ''Series/FakingIt'': One of the goths identifies as asexual when everyone's labeling themselves in one episode.
* ''{{Shadowhunters}}'': Raphael expresses a long-standing disinterest in sex [[spoiler: to Isabelle]] after they get involved. He also states that he hasn't felt like this in a long time, which could mean he's gray-aromantic, unlike in book canon, where he was aromantic, leading to some [[AdaptationalSexuality Adaptational Romantic Orientation]].

* [[http://fireholly.livejournal.com/550600.html?thread=4636104 This song]] is ''all about'' asexual people… who don't want to touch butts.
* Victoria Wood's song "Pam" is about a woman who "couldn't give a beggar on the whole sex front," despite the best efforts of various lovers (of both genders).

[[folder:Myths & Religion]]
* Jesus' teachings in [[Literature/TheBible the Gospels]] about those resurrected will "neither marry nor be given in marriage, but will be like the angels in heaven", possibly indicating that resurrected believers would not only [[ImmortalProcreationClause not be able to reproduce]], but will also not even have the desire for sexual intercourse. This is sometimes used by Bible students to argue the case that the "sons of God" in Genesis chapter 6 could not be angels, but rather be the children of Seth's lineage marrying those of Cain's lineage (the "daughters of men"). It could also be an reference to the idea that each and every angel was created as an unique act of creation by God. So likewise those who are worthy of resurrection will also each be an unique act of (re)creation by God. The arrangement of marriage was given to Adam and Eve and their descendants. These recreated humans are not really Adam's descendants in the biological sense as they where given life directly by God, not through Adam.
* Paul of Tarsus was also asexual apparently, given that in one of his letters he wishes that all people were like he was, lacking sexual desire, and lauding the arrangement after the resurrection laid out above. He recognized the reality of things, however, and said that if people could not control their sexual desires it was best that they married. ''Second'' best to celibacy, mind you.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Space Marines in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' are this; most have no interest in such after the hypnosis, chem treatment, and indoctrination that leaves little desire but for glory and success. The roleplaying games ''TabletopGame/DarkHeresy'' and ''TabletopGame/RogueTrader'' both include the Chem Geld trait (''TabletopGame/{{Deathwatch}}'' also has it, but there is no way for a Space Marine to actually acquire it during gameplay except [[RuleZero as an Elite Advance]]), which renders your character this. Many [[PsychicPowers psykers]] start the game with it as part of their background package. The Space Wolves are an exception, being [[BoisterousBruiser hard-partying]] [[HornyVikings Vikings]] refusing the highly-monastic official Space Marine cult they still retain all their human appetite including sexual ones, cranked UpToEleven by their superhuman physique. And let's not get started with Slaaneshi cults among the [[EvilCounterpart Chaos Space Marines]].
* The Computer of ''TableTopGame/{{Paranoia}}'' ensures all Alpha Complex citizens are asexual through mandatory hormone suppressants (creating them via cloning instead). Occasionally individuals learn to counteract the drugs, or hide the fact they aren't taking them, or end up on an extended mission Outside of the complex, and HilarityEnsues.
* In ''TabletopGame/BattleTech'', Clan warriors either live by this or indulge in sexuality as a hobby. For them a proper warrior is a Trueborn warrior who is artificially grown in an iron womb; they mostly consider sex as a mere pastime thing, and romantic relationships mean little to them. For them a regular Freeborn is worth less than a Trueborn who are only fit for civilian roles.
** In the novels, Clan members from the same "sibko roster"--implied to be brothers and sisters, although technically related only by growing up in the same "batch"--''do'' have non-reproductive sex as routine bonding. The first human mercenary [[spoiler:Phelan Kell]] captured in battle against the Clans falls in love with a Clanwoman, and is horrified to discover that she is sleeping with his most vitriolic rival [[spoiler:Vlad Ward]], on ''both'' the sibling-squick angle as well as the cheating angle. [[spoiler:Anastasius Focht]] tries objecting that the Clans' culture has diverged for hundreds of years from that of the rest of humanity and, somehow, that this makes it fine.

* In the Mrs. Hawking play series, titular character Victoria Hawking is, according to WordOfGod, [[http://www.mrshawking.com/our-ace-heroine/ an aromantic asexual]]. This is in direct opposition to how she was obliged to get married.
* Freddie Trumper/The American from ''Theater/{{Chess}}'' is more interested in chess than sex, according to "One Night in Bangkok"
-->''Get Thai-ed, you're talking to a tourist\\
Whose every move's among the purest\\
I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine!''

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid''
** Psycho Mantis, who expresses a general disdain of sexuality. And, being a mind reader, is somewhat disgusted to find how often people think of it. Played with and {{Flanderized}} in ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFoxhound'', where Mantis is not only disgusted by sexuality, but females as a whole (going so far as to vigorously scrub any area a woman touches with a special soap). He also calls certain women (like Sniper Wolf) "Slutbucket". Though, specifically, it is the desire for procreation that disgusts him, not the desire for sex in and of itself, calling it (procreation) a "selfish and atavistic desire" that leads to war, and being horrified that nearly every living thing on the planet has been programmed by nature to want it, since from his point of view that means everything is a mindless drone. He might be speaking in broader terms as it being a symptom of a desire for immortality through ones works or children, since he thinks that he and Snake are NotSoDifferent because they "have no past, no future. We live in the moment. Thats our only purpose.", and is somewhat relieved that Snake is unlike others in this regard.
** Invoked with Meryl. When Snake is hitting on her, she claims that she's had psychological conditioning to suppress romantic feelings and sexuality. Either she was lying to get him to back off or [[ThePowerOfLove they didn't do a very good job]], considering she hooks up with him in the end, suggesting romantic feelings at least.
** Snake himself has been sterile from birth and, while he does interact with women on missions, he always seems more focused on the mission than them. Any time he does hook up with a women he's back to being single again in the next game with things implied to have gone badly. His behavior is also contrasted heavily with his hetro (or bisexual) father Big Boss who freely check women out and has more blatant sexual encounters.
* Appearing in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' onwards, Legendary Franchise/{{Pokemon}} who are not genderless are nevertheless uninterested in breeding at the Day Care with anyone. Examples: Latias; Latios; Heatran. In other Pokemon-related media, there are examples of legendaries having offspring (including genderless ones like Lugia), but it is rarely ever touched upon otherwise.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hitman}}'':
** Agent 47 is normally portrayed to be asexual, though there are some good reasons--number one, he is a clone engineered to be the perfect killer, and two--he has almost no social interactions with anyone at all except for Diana. Of note is a scene in the first game in which 47 rescues a Chinese prostitute from a brothel in Hong Kong. When thanking him, she kisses him goodbye--to which he actually recoils in disgust.
** Interestingly, in ''[[VideoGame/HitmanContracts Contracts]]'', which consists of 47's flashbacks of past missions, addled quite a bit with his own subconscious, his reaction to the prostitute's kiss is a pleased grin, which is the only time he is seen smiling. So perhaps he's not asexual, but simply too socially awkward to show his sexual side. He also rarely receives any gratitude for his work, [[ProfessionalKiller for obvious reasons.]] It may be that he is just pleased to receive some positive human interaction, or it could be both.
** In [[Film/{{Hitman}} the film]], however, he is not so much grossed out by sex as he is simply disinterested. When the HookerWithAHeartOfGold tries making time with 47 at one point, he calmly sticks her in the neck with a sedative and quietly returns to his business.
* Alvin in ''VideoGame/BackstagePass'', confesses to Sian that he really likes her and thinks she's attractive, but doesn't feel any of the feelings associated with arousal. They decide to explore their relationship further from that point.
* The [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Salarian salarians]] in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' are an entire species of asexuals. They have no comprehension of romantic love, sexual attraction or even the biological impulses (ie: arousal). Sexuality is not hormone-based and is strictly for reproduction; they negotiate contracts around it and attaining a good contract is a high priority for males, but this is out of familial and social duty. Salarians also reproduce by laying eggs, some of which are fertilized afterwards by the males (males hatch from unfertilized eggs, females hatched from fertilized ones). A sex drive isn't really needed when there's most likely not even a female in the room at the time. Despite this, some salarians are still affected by the [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe asari]] (who are implied to have the power to induce IfItsYouItsOkay in anyone regardless of their sexual orientation within their own species); one of them is profoundly affected by [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Dossier:_The_Assassin#Email watching Thane Krios]]; and Mordin, who [[UnwantedHarem gets hit on constantly]] and assumes Shepard is doing the same, lets them down gently by saying that if he ''wanted'' to try human, he'd try Shepard ([[IfItsYouItsOkay regardless of whether Shepard is a man or a woman]]). A [[TearJerker very memorable]] overheard conversation between a salarian and his asari daughter does show that they can form long-term deeper bonds, but asari reproduction doesn't need to involve sex. Further evidence of their capacity for affection can be found in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', in which several salarian extras on the Citadel can be seen visibly comforting a few human women and asari.
* Demons in VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft, [[HornyDevils save the succubi]], were once noted to have no particular interest in sex.
* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** Shale is repulsed by the very idea of sex, with its exchange of bodily fluids, which is played out in an conversation with Zevran if you have them both in an active party. Zevran being the [[AnythingThatMoves horny fellow that he is]], has a hard time contemplating the idea of anyone not being interested, and thinks Shale is in denial. Somewhat reinforce with Shale's accidental confession that [[spoiler: she]] enjoys watching [[EatingTheEyeCandy Sten and his muscles]] in battle.
** Cole, in the [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition third game]] is a completely asexual character, being a naive spirit/demon in human form. The Iron Bull tries to get him to sleep with a sex worker, a plan which falls flat on its face when [[spoiler:Cole instead decides to help her solve her life problems, departing with him as a friend.]] Despite what other characters (and many fans) assume, however, his narration in Asunder highlights that he does know what sex is, so his lack of interest doesn't stem from ignorance.\\\
If you get enough influence to unlock his personal mission you will get a choice whether Cole becomes more a spirit or human. If you pick more human then he will actually get a budding sexuality. Play on into the ''Trespasser'' [=DLC=] and he will actually start a romance with with the bard Maryden. If he's more a spirit at this point he'll start nudging people towards Maryden, but won't display any personal interest at all.
** While the romances aren't obligatory, and thus all three protagonists can be portrayed this way, The Inquisitor can actually be played as being asexual but not aromantic, depending on who they romance. While many of the romances are very obviously sexual in nature--Sera and The Iron Bull in particular--there are romances that subvert that and can therefore be interpreted as non-sexual relationships, for players who would prefer this. No sex scenes are depicted with Josephine or Solas (leading some people to believe that they could be asexual as well), and when propositioned by Dorian, there is the option to insist that things are going too fast and the Inquisitor would prefer to romantically commit himself to Dorian first. Fem!Hawke can also be played like this if she romances Sebastian Vale, due to him being a ChasteHero--however, all of The Warden's romances and the rest of Hawke's all make it very clear that their relationships are sexual as well as romantic.
** The Warden can be played as asexual with Zevran if you turn down his offer of a "massage" by saying you're not sure. In fact, if the Warden romances Zevran but [[spoiler: marries Alistair]] the game remembers whether or not the Warden and Zevran have had sex and gives one of two possible conversations based on that.
* Razah from the ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' MMO could be considered aromantic. He doesn't understand the complexities of human emotions like love and probably wouldn't be interested in relationships other than friendships. Also, he was created out of the Mists without genitalia or a belly button, which might be intended to indicate that he doesn't have any sexual desires.
* Suggested with Virginia in ''VisualNovel/MagicalDiary''--she repeatedly insists she's not interested ''that way'' in anyone, male or female. Even if you manage to enter into a romantic relationship with her (which [[GuideDangIt isn't easy]]), at the end it comes out that she'd really rather just cuddle.
* [[spoiler:The player character, Yuuichi,]] from ''VisualNovel/WankoToKurasou''.
* Teagan from ''VideoGame/UncommonTime''. It's heavily implied early on when Alto comments that she's "just not interested" in visiting brothels, and is explicitly confirmed at the end of the game when [[{{Jerkass}} Alto]] forces her to out herself to avoid getting roped into another one of Meirin's brothel parties. She takes it to the extreme, too; she seems upset even by the idea of other people having sex, which has led to conflict between her and her brother Tristan, who is a prostitute. Weirdly, Alto describes Teagan at one point as "one of those people that thinks just because she's grossed out by sex and love and stuff, no one else is allowed to do either," implying that the developer (or at least Alto) thinks all asexuals are like Teagan.
* The Cybernetic Consciousness from ''VideoGame/AlphaCentauri''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Guenevere}}'' can be played as an aromantic asexual, with no interest in any of the available love interests, or cultivate a romance with any (or all) of them while still identifying in asexual terms, and remain a ChastityCouple if she so chooses.
* ''VideoGame/BatmanArkhamKnight'' depicts the Riddler as this, showing disgust at human relationships, including Batman and Catwoman's [[DatingCatwoman unique relationship]].
* Daud from ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'' franchise. A book mentioning that Daud never expressed any interest in sex can be found in sequel during The Grand Palace mission.
* Maya from ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'' has been confirmed to be asexual (this appears to be her own sexual preference, rather than something common to Sirens in general, since Lilith spent most of the second game pining after Roland). When she's asked about having a special someone in the "Mad Moxxi and the Wedding Day Massacre" DLC, she mentions "There was once an older man. He's dead now, of course.", presumably referring to one of the monks who raised her (it isn't clear if this means she isn't aromantic, or if she was just referencing a familial relationship).

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/MagIsa'': [[http://mag-isa.thecomicseries.com/comics/155 Claudita is obsessed with Eman but not in a sexual way]]...
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
** [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2005-03-28 Almost half]] of greater chimerae are "nonsexual", as [[HalfHumanHybrid descendants]] of androgynous [[BizarreAlienBiology aliens]]. Ellen [[AlternateUniverse alternate's]] crush in "second life" dreams happened to be one of these. [[spoiler:Doesn't stop her from [[PuppyDogEyes pressuring]] him into sleeping with her. Some have accused Alternate Ellen of hiding behind DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale.]] Ellen herself seemed pretty disturbed about the implications when she related the story.
** For a long time it was assumed that [[DoesNotLikeMen Susan]] was asexual, but she eventually admitted she does feel attraction to men... she just views it as "hormones being hormones" and doesn't act on it.
* ''Webcomic/{{Rain}}'' has a few asexual characters:
** Brother Arthur, [[AllThereInTheManual according to his character profile]].
** Heather claims to be this, but tends to act live AnythingThatMoves when drunk.
** [[spoiler:Chanel, though she's homoromantic and in a relationship with Maria]].
* [[BreakoutCharacter Hannelore]] from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' likes men "in theory" and is interested in romance--mostly other people's--but does not ever want to have sex, due to her extreme OCD and germophobia.
--> '''Hannelore:''' For me, makeouts are like tigers. They look nice when observed from afar, but when one is happening to you up close and personal, you're going to have a bad time.
* ''Webcomic/GreyIs'': Black is asexual, since childhood he's claimed to have no interest in girls. He does however intend to be a Dad, his plan is for White to marry a girl and give him the kids[[http://greyismanga.com/manga/ch012-she-once-was-here/chapter-012-page-02]].
* Ellipsis in the Webcomic ''[[http://www.spacecoyote.com/comics/sat/ Saturnalia]]'' is asexual, although she prefers calling herself a nonsexual. "I don't like using the word 'asexual'… It makes me sound like a sea-sponge or a lizard of some sort."
* Grey from ''Webcomic/{{Inhuman}}'' is described by the author as asexual. It's probably something to do with the military conditioning.
* Collin in ''Webcomic/FriendlyHostility'' has described himself as asexual (particularly while he was a ''Webcomic/BoyMeetsBoy'' character), but it turned out he was wrong (and gay, instead). He just dislikes people.
* After years of [[AmbiguouslyGay fan speculation]], [[Webcomic/DanAndMabsFurryAdventures Abel]] [[http://missmab.com/Comics/Vol_1084.php finally stated]] that the closest thing he had to a sexual orientation was "not interested".
* Featured in ''[[http://muertitos.comicgenesis.com/d/20080515.html Muertitos]]''.
* Juni in ''Webcomic/{{Unity}}'' (as well as the cartoonist).
* [[WordOfGod Ryan North]] has said of [[Webcomic/DinosaurComics Utahraptor]] that he usually writes him as gay, but occasionally asexual, too. He has also made [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=565 a couple]] [[http://www.qwantz.com/index.php?comic=863 of comics]] about the orientation.
* Initially ambiguously implied and later confirmed of Erin in ''Webcomic/GirlsWithSlingshots''; her romance with Jamie is stated to be more about cuddling than sex. A later storyline returns to this topic when Jamie suffers from sexual frustration, putting strain on their relationship. This eventually gets resolved by [[spoiler: their deciding to have a semi-open relationship, leading to a new wrinkle [[ItMakesSenseInContext with Santa 2013]].]]
* The creator of ''Webcomic/TheDreamer'' has stated that Samuel Warren is asexual.
* Darrel Grey in ''Webcomic/{{Superego}}'' is [[WordOfGod confirmed]] to be asexual.
* Skull (and by extension, all trolls) from ''Webcomic/PvP'' is outright stated to be asexual, though Skull may have been referring to the biological term.
* In ''Webcomic/CommanderKitty'', it's not entirely clear whether [[BigBad Zenith]] [[NoBiologicalSex is incapable of having sex]], [[http://www.commanderkitty.com/2011/08/28/process-of-elimination/ but she finds the concept "revolting"--which is problematic for her, as her entire plan is to create an army of "perfect children" with her "perfect mate."]]
* Fiona from ''Webcomic/SupernormalStep'' is an aromantic asexual.
* Gina in ''Webcomic/LeftoverSoup'' is demisexual, she doesn't understand how anyone can be attracted to someone they don't know, though apparently the people currently trying to set her up with Jamie haven't heard of that term. And due to her religious beliefs she holds asexuality as an ideal.
* Ultra Car from ''WebComic/{{Shortpacked}}'' was always nauseated by human mating, and remains asexual even after switching from a talking car to a RobotGirl. Her human alternate universe version, Carla from ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'', is also asexual.
* Ace from ''Webcomic/KimchiCuddles'' is asexual and biromantic.
-->'''Marco:''' Sexual and romantic relationships aren't mutually exclusive, are they?\\
'''Ace:''' People often use those words interchangeably, but yes there's a big difference!\\
'''Marco:''' I've never experienced them separately before. It's kind of like realizing that strawberry ice cream is made up of separate INGREDIENTS, and then tasting strawberries by themselves for the FIRST TIME EVER!
* ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob:'' [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20141007.html According to]] [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe Princess Voluptua]] (notably, this seems to leave them open to developing [[InterspeciesRomance romantic feelings for aliens,]] based on personality rather than physical attraction).
--> "My people live 2,000 years. If we were as instinctively preoccupied with ''that'' as you fecund little critters, our numbers would flood the sky. That doesn't mean we don't get ''lonely.'' I love Hibachi very dearly in every sense that ''matters.''
* Richard Dark from "Webcomic/{{Xenospora}}" is said to be this in his character profile.
* Karl from Webcomic/NotQuiteDailyComic professes to [[http://www.truefork.org/Art/comic/cindex.php?286 "have about the sex drive of a pebble. A really small pebble."]]
* Jack O'Malley in ''Webcomic/{{Widdershins}}'' is asexual, very definitely [[PlatonicLifePartners just friends with Heinrich Wolfe]], and apathetic to the whole romance thing.
--> '''Jack:''' I never ''got'' this. Ye can face down a flippin' demon an' everybody goes "Yeah but who d'ye want to ''kiss?''"
* In a Q&A of [[http://tapastic.com/series/No-End No End]], [[http://tapastic.com/episode/82821 the characters answer the question what kind of person they'd date.]] Jenn doesn't answer, but instead has a question mark over her head. When a commenter pointed that out and suspected her to be asexual, [[WordOfGod the authors confirmed it in their reply.]]
* Catharine in ''Webcomic/SisterClaire'' is asexual, but not aromantic, accounting for her relationship with [[spoiler:Oscar]]. She does not feel sexual desire which gets [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/missingmoments/520 brought up]] [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/missingmoments/610 a few]] [[http://www.sisterclaire.com/missingmoments/611 times]]. It's made clear that while the two of them have had sex as part of their relationship it's solely because she wants to make [[spoiler:Oscar]] feel good and gets pleasure from that rather than the physical aspect of it. Both authors identify as Gray Aces so know from personal experience how asexuality can be a spectrum.
* Messenger Lynn from ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'' got his job [[http://twokinds.keenspot.com/archive.php?p=888 specifically because of this.]]
* Jin from ''Webcomic/{{Bastard}}'' appears to be somewhere on the asexuality spectrum, which confuses him when he gets his first crush since the feeling is foreign to him.
-->'''Jin''': I don't really know… about girls… Like, romantic feelings, or sexual desire. I don't really feel those things.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'', Sam Starfall is of a tentacular StarfishAlien species who are mostly sterile, with the rest [[OutWithABang dying as soon as they breed]]. Sam [[http://freefall.purrsia.com/ff1100/fv01003.htm tends to forget]] about "that mammalian pair-bonding thing," and [[InnocentInnuendo doesn't understand the problem]] with watching his employee change clothes.
* In ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'':
** The {{Mega Microbe|s}} Dr. Phage is a ShipperOnDeck for all of the other hospital employees, but has no sexual or romantic inclinations himself.
** The protagonist Fern is asexual and [[http://www.bogleech.com/awfulhospital/489.html not the relationship type]].
* Laurence in ''Webcomic/StringTheory'' identifies as asexual, which costs him an {{eye|scream}} when he snubs the [[SpoiledBrat daughter]] of his CorruptCorporateExecutive boss.
* Rae from ''Webcomic/AlwaysHuman'' is asexual, and uninterested in romance as well.
* ''Webcomic/IgnitionZero'':
** Robbie is a homoromantic asexual.
** Orson is revealed to be asexual when a woman tries to seduce him.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Deities}}'' both Time and Chaos are asexual.
* In ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'', when the author was asked if there were any asexual characters in the comic they responded that Rhea possibly is demiromantic asexual, Sakido and Tsavo are aromantic asexual, and Cliff possibly is panromantic asexual.
* In ''{{Webcomic/The Hues}}'', protagonist Samhita identifies herself as such, though whether she's also aromantic hasn't been explicitly stated.
* Mordecai from {{Webcomic/Lackadaisy}} is asexual as confirmed by [[WordOfGod Tracy Butler]] during a forum Q&A [[http://www.littledaisycafe.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=681&p=1067896#p1067896 here]].

[[folder:Web Original]]
%% * Several characters from Franchise/TheFearMythos.
* Evan from WebVideo/{{EverymanHYBRID}} has stated on his personal blog that the character of HABIT does not have sexual urges.
* In the web-novel ''[[http://www.fictionpress.com/secure/story/story_preview.php?storyid=2718227&chapter=1 Fragile]]'', Severin is asexual (although not aromantic, as the story is about him falling in love). We find out in its sequel, ''Perpetual Change'', that [[spoiler:it may be the result of being sexually abused by his sadistic aunt as a child.]] One of the other characters in the story, Helen, turns out to be asexual as well (and aromantic too, according to her).
* Hestia in ''Literature/ThaliasMusings''. Artemis as well, but she's [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend secretly in love with Athena]].
* Several over the past seasons of ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'': Kristey Burrowell, Adrian Staib, Remi Pierce, and Aston Bennett are all the most notable examples.
* The main character of the web series ''WebVideo/{{Chapel}}'' seems to be. Discussed and confirmed in [[http://vimeo.com/18047687 "Handcuffed."]]
--> '''Butch:''' So, do you... like girls?\\
'''Chapel:''' I don't like ''anybody,'' man!
* [[NoNameGiven The Host]] from ''WebVideo/SexHouse'' ''claims'' to be this, although he may have just said it because [[AttentionWhore Alex]] was coming onto him particularly strongly.
* [[NoNameGiven The vlogger]] who posts ''WebVideo/TalesOfAHomoromanticAce'' is, well, a homoromantic ace (asexual).
* Tattletale from ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' is functionally asexual--her powers give her an information overload during sex, so she can't get any enjoyment from it.
%%* Taylor from ''Ze Zombie'' identifies as this.
* Kelsey in ''Literature/CityOfAngles'' has been confirmed by WordOfGod to be somewhere on the asexual spectrum. She has a mostly sexless romantic relationship with her boyfriend, although she is sometimes sexually attracted to him.
* ''WebVideo/TheMysteriousMrEnter'': Mr. Enter]] listed 13 of [[http://mrenter.deviantart.com/journal/Random-Facts-About-Me-457364839 Random Facts About (Himself)]] as being this.
* Several characters of the ''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'' stories
** Tenyo is strongly implied to not be attracted to humans anymore due to the [[HumanoidAbomination nature of their transformation]]. They are still is interested in emotional connection however.
** Their best friend and roommate, Jade, has no sense of sexual attraction for different reasons: biologically she is frozen in a prepubescent state, and much of her subjective experience is as conscious psychokinetic constructs incapable of emotion at all due to lacking glands. She still forms a romantic attachment to Thuban however, and has a strong and complicated relationship with Tenyo. Whether their connection is romantic on her end or not, she definitely demonstrates Yandere tendencies about them. Further complicated when one such construct first has sex with Sara Waite (apparently Jade was curious and Sara's [[HornyDevils nature made attraction possible]]) and then later was separated from Jade and transformed via curse into something like a succubus. Jade's sexuality is, as most things about her, rather complicated.
* In ''WebVideo/TheMarchFamilyLetters'', the SettingUpdate of ''Literature/LittleWomen'', Beth is directly confirmed to be asexual, and also hinted to be aromantic (though Jo isn't completely convinced of that last part).
* A website called ''Asexuality Archive'' is all about the nitty gritty of this, based on the experiences of an ace man.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'''s creator Stephen Hillenburg said he [[NoHuggingNoKissing considers his characters almost asexual]] [[http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1021976,00.html when asked if [=SpongeBob=] and Patrick were gay]]. Sponges can reproduce by budding and Stephen Hillenburg is a marine biologist, so he was probably playing on the dual meaning of the term.[[note]] Sponges can also produce sexually, explaining his parents.[[/note]] The fact that sponges can reproduce by budding was actually mentioned in one episode, and [=SpongeBob=] produced several "babies" on the spot. This was simply a throwaway joke, though. [=SpongeBob=] has a crush on Sandy, at least [[CharacterizationMarchesOn prior to the post-film episodes]], so he isn't aromantic.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' has an episode in which the characters were turned into asexuals (both in biology and orientation). While Hermes and [=LaBarbara=] were shown still in a loving marriage, they felt no need to have sex -- until they abruptly remembered how good sex made them feel.
* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryIncorporated'': WordOfGod states that Mayor Jones's [[spoiler:love of treasure]] has turned him into this.
* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'': [[spoiler:Todd]] comes out to [[spoiler: his high-school sweetheart, Emily]], in a diner during the Season Three finale. He tells her "I'm not gay. I mean, I don't think I am, but… I don't think I'm straight, either. I don't know what I am. I think I might be nothing." [[spoiler:She]] accepts the fact.
* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'':
** Garnet has no desire to be in a romantic relationship. According to her "three's a crowd" as, [[spoiler:despite being an individual character from Ruby and Sapphire, she's the fusion of two gems in a relationship who aren't into polyamory]].
** It's possible that all gems are asexual. They have NoBiologicalSex and there are no explicit references to them being into sex, however the two couples we've seen are portrayed intimate so it's hard to tell.