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* ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' series: Every member of the Second Foundation is this to each other, although the narrator translates all of their "dialogue" for us.


* Jason Voorhees from ''Franchise/FridayThe13th''. This is quite popular in slasher movies, as Michael Myers from ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' has it too. Michael does at one point say something, [[spoiler: "Die".]]

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* Jason Voorhees from ''Franchise/FridayThe13th''. This is quite popular in slasher movies, as Michael Myers from ''Franchise/{{Halloween}}'' has it too. Michael does at one point say something, only in the much reviled Rob Zombie remake sequel. It's [[spoiler: "Die".]]

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* Film/HellboundHellraiserII: When confronted with the new cenobite almost 75% through the film, Tiffany's first word spoken is "Shit!"



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* ''WesternAnimation/ReadyJetGo'': Sunspot and Moonbeam do not talk, but use body language and sound effects to communicate.


* Komi from ''Manga/KomiSanWaKomyushouDesu'' hardly ever talks out loud because of her overwhelming social anxiety.

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* Komi from ''Manga/KomiSanWaKomyushouDesu'' ''Manga/KomiCantCommunicate'' hardly ever talks out loud because of her overwhelming social anxiety.anxiety. It's a common trait on her father's side of the family. Her father is just as silent as she is, and for much the same reason. Her brother Shousuke, on the other hand, is perfectly capable of communicating, he just actively chooses not to. Komi's grandmother is similarly stoic, but as the family matriarch is more prone to being assertive than her son and grandchildren.


* [[Film/TheViewAskewniverse Silent Bob]], [[TropeNamer of]] [[CaptainObvious course]]! Since he's played by Kevin Smith (the writer and director of the Askewniverse films), he has the fewest lines to memorize and some of the best dialogue, whether it's getting in a good joke, making with the wisdom, or saving the day. But the majority of the time, he just won't speak, which tends to frustrate Jay, as Bob is taciturn ''and'' the smart one. It never seems to occur to Jay that Bob is usually silent because Jay never shuts up and Bob can't get a word in edgewise.

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* [[Film/TheViewAskewniverse Silent Bob]], [[TropeNamer of]] [[CaptainObvious course]]! Since he's played by Kevin Smith Creator/KevinSmith (the writer and director of the Askewniverse films), he has the fewest lines to memorize and some of the best dialogue, whether it's getting in a good joke, making with the wisdom, or saving the day. But the majority of the time, he just won't speak, which tends to frustrate Jay, as Bob is taciturn ''and'' the smart one. It never seems to occur to Jay that Bob is usually silent because Jay never shuts up and Bob can't get a word in edgewise.


* Despite [[{{Toon}} Boris the Wolf]] not speaking a word while he's with [[PlayerCharacter Henry]] in ''VideoGame/BendyAndTheInkMachine'' chapters 2 and 3, Henry seems to understand him quite well. He understands that Boris will only give him the lever to open the safe house door once he's given Boris soup, he understands that Boris is too frightened to walk down the dark hallway without a light near him, and so on.
* The player character from ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' is never heard to speak. However, he/she can respond yes or no to questions, and dialogue from other characters implies that they do in fact speak. For example, [[TheWoobie Quelaag's Sister's]] dialogue implies that [[IronWoobie the player character]] [[NotSoStoic is]] [[PlayerPunch crying]].



* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' player characters are traditionally limited to pantomime and nodding/shaking yes or no to questions (which always seem to end in "ButThouMust")... but [[HeroicMime only when you're playing as them]]. In the first game, Felix is very aloof toward the player characters but a devoted protector to the hostages, and Isaac is The Silent Bob. In ''The Lost Age'', Felix is The Silent Bob, and Isaac's new speaking role reveals that he gets abrasive under pressure.
** Felix gets a grand total of two lines in TLA, and one of them is a VisibleSilence. The other is a mistake (his portrait gets displayed instead of Sheba's in order to say: "Why?").
** ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' continues the trend, but plays with it a bit more. Matthew ([[PunnyName "Mut"]] in the Japanese versions) is far more expressive than his predecessors thanks partly to the new emoticon reactions, and in the American version he even has a [[PrecisionFStrike rather specific reaction]] to [[spoiler: encountering Arcanus in the final dungeon]]. However, the dialogue his friends have around him [[LampshadeHanging mentions]] that he is this in-universe, to the point of being reluctant to introduce himself when asked.
---> That's Matthew. He doesn't talk much.
* Kevin Smith in ''VideoGame/{{killer7}}'' - the creators ''claim'' they weren't familiar with the real-life film director of the same name who played Silent Bob himself.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', the protagonist is always silent. Once they retire the title, they can speak again, and sometimes cutscenes will go back to an earlier conversation and reveal what the now vocal character said.
** An NPC, Leder, never utters a single word and people acknowledge it. [[spoiler: When Leder DOES speak, he reveals an AwfulTruth to Lucas about the history of the island, revealing how everyone on the island was brainwashed to prevent a second global apocalypse from happening.]]
* Taken very literally in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. Ashe's robot butler is ''named'' B.O.B. and doesn't talk, but is rather expressive with his body language and blinking.
* [[PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo Red]] from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Gold and Silver]]'' speaks only in ellipses, as a nod to [[HeroicMime his role]] in the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue previous games]].



* Kevin Smith in ''VideoGame/{{killer7}}'' - the creators ''claim'' they weren't familiar with the real-life film director of the same name who played Silent Bob himself.



* [[PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo Red]] from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Gold and Silver]]'' speaks only in ellipses, as a nod to [[HeroicMime his role]] in the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue previous games]].
* Mario is possibly the epitome of this trope in ''VideoGame/PaperMario''. All he has to do is open his mouth for three seconds to say a whole sentence.

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* [[PreviousPlayerCharacterCameo Red]] from ''[[VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver Pokémon Gold and Silver]]'' speaks The ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series, with the exception of III, has all of it's heroes as {{Heroic Mime}}s, their only in ellipses, as emotion readable by expressions on their faces. While the first two games are limited by PSX graphics, they do show surprise and confusion. ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'', however, gives the main character a nod to [[HeroicMime wide variety of expressions and conveys his role]] in the [[VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue previous games]].
emotions with his only dialogue being player choices.
* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros:''
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Mario is possibly the epitome of this trope in ''VideoGame/PaperMario''. All he has to do is open his mouth for three seconds to say a whole sentence.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}'', the protagonist is always silent. Once they retire the title, they can speak again, and sometimes cutscenes will go back to an earlier conversation and reveal what the now vocal character said.
** An NPC, Leder, never utters a single word and people acknowledge it. [[spoiler: When Leder DOES speak, he reveals an AwfulTruth to Lucas about the history of the island, revealing how everyone on the island was brainwashed to prevent a second global apocalypse from happening.]]
* The player character from ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'' is never heard to speak. However, he/she can respond yes or no to questions, and dialogue from other characters implies that they do in fact speak. For example, [[TheWoobie Quelaag's Sister's]] dialogue implies that [[IronWoobie the player character]] [[NotSoStoic is]] [[PlayerPunch crying]].
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' player characters are traditionally limited to pantomime and nodding/shaking yes or no to questions (which always seem to end in "ButThouMust")... but [[HeroicMime only when you're playing as them]]. In the first game, Felix is very aloof toward the player characters but a devoted protector to the hostages, and Isaac is The Silent Bob. In ''The Lost Age'', Felix is The Silent Bob, and Isaac's new speaking role reveals that he gets abrasive under pressure.
** Felix gets a grand total of two lines in TLA, and one of them is a VisibleSilence. The other is a mistake (his portrait gets displayed instead of Sheba's in order to say: "Why?").
** ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' continues the trend, but plays with it a bit more. Matthew ([[PunnyName "Mut"]] in the Japanese versions) is far more expressive than his predecessors thanks partly to the new emoticon reactions, and in the American version he even has a [[PrecisionFStrike rather specific reaction]] to [[spoiler: encountering Arcanus in the final dungeon]]. However, the dialogue his friends have around him [[LampshadeHanging mentions]] that he is this in-universe, to the point of being reluctant to introduce himself when asked.
---> That's Matthew. He doesn't talk much.
* The ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series, with the exception of III, has all of it's heroes as {{Heroic Mime}}s, their only emotion readable by expressions on their faces. While the first two games are limited by PSX graphics, they do show surprise and confusion. ''VideoGame/SuikodenV'', however, gives the main character a wide variety of expressions and conveys his emotions with his only dialogue being player choices.



* Taken very literally in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. Ashe's robot butler is ''named'' B.O.B. and doesn't talk, but is rather expressive with his body language and blinking.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Varmints}}'': The large, bearded man with a bearskin coat. He doesn't do much talking, but he does laugh at one point.

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* Taken very literally in ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}''. Ashe's robot butler is ''named'' B.O.B. and doesn't talk, but is rather expressive with his body language and blinking.


* Casey on ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' is The Silent Bob by comparison with the rest of the cast. His tendency to respond to things that irritate, anger or amuse (mostly the first two) him with grunts is lampshaded frequently, to the point that Chuck even has a coding system to identify what a particular grunt means. Creator/AdamBaldwin is also a master with his facial expressions, and Casey is hilariously terrifying when his BerserkButton is being pushed (see Casey's steadily building rage when Morgan has to anger him to break his affliction with "couch lock" in "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Chuck Versus the Couch Lock]]." It's [[CrowningMomentOfFunny absolutely hilarious]] to watch him go from paralyzed to UnstoppableRage ''without being able to move or speak''). Additionally, Casey can also be incredibly profound when he ''does'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming break his silence on matters such as Chuck and Sarah's relationship]].

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* Casey on ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' is The Silent Bob by comparison with the rest of the cast. His tendency to respond to things that irritate, anger or amuse (mostly the first two) him with grunts is lampshaded frequently, to the point that Chuck even has a coding system to identify what a particular grunt means. Creator/AdamBaldwin is also a master with his facial expressions, and Casey is hilariously terrifying when his BerserkButton is being pushed (see Casey's steadily building rage when Morgan has to anger him to break his affliction with "couch lock" in "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Chuck Versus the Couch Lock]]." It's [[CrowningMomentOfFunny absolutely hilarious]] to watch him go He goes from paralyzed to UnstoppableRage ''without being able to move or speak''). Additionally, Casey can also be incredibly profound when he ''does'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming break his silence on matters such as Chuck and Sarah's relationship]].relationship.


* Balabalalde in the "Improfanfic" series ''Literature/DarkHeartHigh'' has so many bandage shaped {{PowerLimiter}}s over his entire body and face, he communicates exclusively by blinking his right eye and moving his head. This is played straight and funny throughout the series.

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* Balabalalde in the "Improfanfic" series ''Literature/DarkHeartHigh'' has so many bandage shaped {{PowerLimiter}}s {{Power Limiter}}s over his entire body and face, he communicates exclusively by blinking his right eye and moving his head. This is played straight and funny throughout the series.

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* ''Literature/NinaTanleven'': The majority of the ghosts in the series make no sounds, or at most a cry of rage or sorrow, getting their points across by mere gestures and expressions. Played with by Alida Fletcher in ''The Ghost in the Big Brass Bed'', the first ghost whom Chris and Nine have met that actually speaks - they hear her calling for her father, but she never speaks directly to ''them'', instead again relying on gestures and expressions. [[spoiler:Also played with by Phoebe Watson, Alida’s younger sister, whose ghost speaks a single word right after she dies but otherwise just communicates through action.]]



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* ''Webcomic/NeverSatisfied'': [[NoNameGiven Broom Girl]]. So far she has yet to say more than a single sentence at a time, but she and Tetsu coordinate seamlessly.


* B from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' Revenge of the Island, is not known for speaking. He even has his own [[VoiceForTheVoiceless personal interpreter]] to communicate what he wants to say.
** Spud from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' since he and Rock are an {{Expy}} of Jay and Silent Bob.

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* B from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' Revenge of Ms. Mimi in one episode ''WesternAnimation/AngelinaBallerina: The Next Steps'' communicates with the Island, is not known for speaking. He even titular character and her friends through writing notes, head shakes, and music. All because she has laryngitis.
** In fact, early in the episode, an yogurt selling mouse greets Angelina and Vici by using a bell in
his own [[VoiceForTheVoiceless personal interpreter]] to communicate what he wants to say.
** Spud from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' since he
cart and Rock are an {{Expy}} of Jay and Silent Bob.waving his hand on them.



* Gromit, of ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'' fame. While he does not say anything, apart from rare yelp or bark, he remains nonverbal but his single eyebrow speaks volumes.
* Mayor Edsel from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', who communicates solely with body language interpreted by his aide.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Soundwave rarely says anything, but on occasion will play back a voice clip of another character talking (with some distortion reminiscent of [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 G1 Soundwave's voice]]).
*** He finally talks [[spoiler: after being captured by the Autobots, right before crashing his own hard drive]].

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* Gromit, Troubadour, one of ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'' fame. While he does not say anything, apart from rare yelp or bark, he remains nonverbal Babar's ministers in [[WesternAnimation/{{Babar}} the original 1989-2000 series]] is an small elephant that never speaks but his single eyebrow speaks volumes.
* Mayor Edsel from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', who communicates solely with
body language interpreted by express his aide.
**
feelings easily.
*
In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Soundwave rarely says anything, ''WesternAnimation/{{Camp WWE}}'', Goldust is so good at communicating through pantomime that he can somehow make himself understood over the phone.
* Courage from ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' tends to do this when trying to explain something to Eustace or Muriel by shapeshifting into various things. The only sounds he makes in these events are various... grunts, for the lack of a better term. However, he tends to talk normally otherwise.
* Boomhauer in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' isn't ''silent'', exactly,
but on occasion will play back a voice clip his complete and utter unintelligibility goes unnoticed by most characters, especially Hank, who according to Bobby often quotes Boomhauer's wisdom.
* Mr. Funny in ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''. He only honks during Season 2
of another character talking (with some distortion reminiscent the show run.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Downplayed with Big Macintosh. There is the occasional episode where he ''does'' speak in full sentences when necessary, but most
of [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 G1 Soundwave's voice]]).
*** He finally
the time his dialogue is limited to two words: "Eeyup" and "Nope". The effect he uses these words, however, is impressive.
** DJ Pon-3 is depicted this way in her ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' animated short as well as the film itself, communicating solely with gestures. In the novelization, she only
talks [[spoiler: after through text messages, possibly due to actually being captured by TheSpeechless. The LowerDeckEpisode shows that the Autobots, right same goes for her main universe counterpart as well (there's no such thing as cell phones in Equestria, but she communicates with gestures when actively needing to get a point across, even when not wearing her headphones.)
* Snoopy is this in almost every ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' animated special and movie, most notably ''WesternAnimation/WhatANightmareCharlieBrown''. Creator Charles Schulz had considered many ways to animate his thoughts into speech,
before crashing his own hard drive]].deciding not to have him speak at all and communicate only in pantomime, which worked out rather well.






* Mr. Funny in ''WesternAnimation/TheMrMenShow''. He only honks during Season 2 of the show run.
* Boomhauer in ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill'' isn't ''silent'', exactly, but his complete and utter unintelligibility goes unnoticed by most characters, especially Hank, who according to Bobby often quotes Boomhauer's wisdom.



* Ms. Mimi in one episode ''WesternAnimation/AngelinaBallerina: The Next Steps'' communicates with the titular character and her friends through writing notes, head shakes, and music. All because she has laryngitis.
** In fact, early in the episode, an yogurt selling mouse greets Angelina and Vici by using a bell in his cart and waving his hand on them.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Downplayed with Big Macintosh. There is the occasional episode where he ''does'' speak in full sentences when necessary, but most of the time his dialogue is limited to two words: "Eeyup" and "Nope". The effect he uses these words, however, is impressive.
** DJ Pon-3 is depicted this way in her ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' animated short as well as the film itself, communicating solely with gestures. In the novelization, she only talks through text messages, possibly due to actually being TheSpeechless. The LowerDeckEpisode shows that the same goes for her main universe counterpart as well (there's no such thing as cell phones in Equestria, but she communicates with gestures when actively needing to get a point across, even when not wearing her headphones.)
* Courage from ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' tends to do this when trying to explain something to Eustace or Muriel by shapeshifting into various things. The only sounds he makes in these events are various... grunts, for the lack of a better term. However, he tends to talk normally otherwise.
* Snoopy is this in almost every ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' animated special and movie, most notably ''WesternAnimation/WhatANightmareCharlieBrown''. Creator Charles Schulz had considered many ways to animate his thoughts into speech, before deciding not to have him speak at all and communicate only in pantomime, which worked out rather well.
* WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry obviously. There were lines by other characters and they occasionally spoke, usually briefly as a gag. One weird exception was a cartoon where Jerry narrated about Tom losing the love of his life.
* Troubadour, one of Babar's ministers in [[WesternAnimation/{{Babar}} the original 1989-2000 series]] is an small elephant that never speaks but his body language express his feelings easily.

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* Ms. Mimi in one episode ''WesternAnimation/AngelinaBallerina: The Next Steps'' communicates with the titular character In ''WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry'', both Tom and her friends through writing notes, head shakes, and music. All because she has laryngitis.
** In fact, early in the episode, an yogurt selling mouse greets Angelina and Vici by using a bell in his cart and waving his hand on them.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** Downplayed with Big Macintosh. There is the occasional episode where he ''does'' speak in full sentences when necessary, but most of the time his dialogue is limited to two words: "Eeyup" and "Nope". The effect he uses these words, however, is impressive.
** DJ Pon-3 is depicted this way in her ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'' animated short as well as the film itself, communicating solely with gestures. In the novelization, she only talks through text messages, possibly due to actually being TheSpeechless. The LowerDeckEpisode shows that the same goes for her main universe counterpart as well (there's no such thing as cell phones in Equestria, but she communicates with gestures when actively needing to get a point across, even when not wearing her headphones.)
* Courage from ''WesternAnimation/CourageTheCowardlyDog'' tends to do this when trying to explain something to Eustace or Muriel by shapeshifting into various things. The only sounds he makes in these events are various... grunts, for the lack of a better term. However, he tends to talk normally otherwise.
* Snoopy is this in
Jerry almost every ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' animated special and movie, most notably ''WesternAnimation/WhatANightmareCharlieBrown''. Creator Charles Schulz had considered many ways to animate his thoughts into speech, before deciding not to have him speak at all and communicate only in pantomime, which worked out rather well.
* WesternAnimation/TomAndJerry obviously.
never speak. There were lines by other characters and they occasionally spoke, usually briefly as a gag. One weird exception was a cartoon where Jerry narrated about Tom losing the love of his life.
* Troubadour, one B from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' Revenge of Babar's ministers in [[WesternAnimation/{{Babar}} the original 1989-2000 series]] Island, is an small elephant that never speaks but not known for speaking. He even has his own [[VoiceForTheVoiceless personal interpreter]] to communicate what he wants to say.
** Spud from ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' since he and Rock are an {{Expy}} of Jay and Silent Bob.
* Mayor Edsel from ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated'', who communicates solely with
body language express interpreted by his feelings easily. aide.
** In ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'', Soundwave rarely says anything, but on occasion will play back a voice clip of another character talking (with some distortion reminiscent of [[Franchise/TransformersGeneration1 G1 Soundwave's voice]]).
*** He finally talks [[spoiler: after being captured by the Autobots, right before crashing his own hard drive]].
* Gromit, of ''WesternAnimation/WallaceAndGromit'' fame. While he does not say anything, apart from rare yelp or bark, he remains nonverbal but his single eyebrow speaks volumes.

















* The Butler in ''Series/ThePrisoner'' never uttered a sound, and was rather stoic, though he could be startled from time to time.

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* The Butler in ''Series/ThePrisoner'' ''Series/ThePrisoner1967'' never uttered a sound, and was rather stoic, though he could be startled from time to time.

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