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  • The Neutral Planet from Futurama. Their motto is "Live free or don't".
    Neutral President: I have no strong feelings one way or the other.

    Neutral President: All I know is my gut says, maybe.
    • With the Planet Express ship rocketing through the atmosphere about to smash into the Neutral Capital Neutropolis, a "Beige Alert" sounds.
    Neutral President: If I don't survive, tell my wife, hello.
  • Owen Burnett from Gargoyles never raises his monotone voice or loses his poker face, which is quite a feat given the fact that he works under Xanatos and regularly deals with the likes of Goliath and his clan.
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  • Generator Rex: Six through and through. He smiles all of three or four times throughout the entire series, and it's only a tiny deviation from his normal expression.
  • According to Grunkle Stan of Gravity Falls, his father Filbrick was one of these, described thusly; "Dad was a strict man. Tough as a cinderblock and not easily impressed." In the flashback episode "A Tale Of Two Stans", Filbrick proves to be Not So Stoic when he finds out that Stan's usual carelessness cost his genius brother his admission to a first-rate college where his brains could have him, and by extension, the rest of the Pines family rich.
  • Quack Quack from Kaeloo rarely ever shows any emotion, usually having a blank expression on his face (this includes situations such as Kaeloo almost dying).
  • King of the Hill:
    • Boomhauer is the least-emotional of Hank's friends. It was a guideline for the animators to not draw Boomhauer laughing or even cracking a grin, and said guideline shows that he only gets as giddie as just saying that he finds something funny but without really emoting it.
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    • Dooley almost never shows any emotion and often points out the obvious in a flat tone.
  • Lucy (all the time) and Lisa (most of the time) from The Loud House.
  • In Men In Black: The Series, K was made to be this, while he is almost similar to his movie counterpart, his animated version takes it Up to Eleven.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Big Macintosh is this combined with The Quiet One. Famously, on the few occasions that he does speak, it's usually a flat "Eeyup" or "Nnope" (even when attempting to cheer). Whenever he gets emotional enough to speak in complete sentences, you know something's up.
    • Gummy the baby alligator is completely defined by his lack of ability to experience any emotion (or even awareness of his surroundings) whatsoever. This is in stark contrast to his owner, Pinkie Pie, who is inexplicably convinced otherwise.
    • Pinkie's sister, Maud, is an even more extreme example, bordering on being an Emotionless Girl, though it's shown in her later appearances that while she doesn't show emotions, she still feels them.
  • Samurai Jack, similar to Jin, is a swordsman who will give little more than a brief glance to all of the weird crap he sees.
  • Played for Laughs with Johnny Tightlips from The Simpsons, a gangster so obsessed with stoicism and keeping the secrets he's entrusted with that he won't even give basic information that could save his life. For instance, after a shootout that Johnny was severely injured in:
    Louie: Johnny Tightlips, where'd they hit ya?
    Johnny: I ain't sayin' nothin'!
    Louie: But what do I tell the doctor?
    Johnny: Tell him to suck a lemon.
  • South Park:
    • Craig is like this, usually when he's flipping people off. Although he frowns and shouts at other people, sometimes. Or smiles malevolently when he wants to beat someone.
    • Mysterion tends to fit this trope since his demeanor is similar to Batman's. He only loses his stoicism when people don't take him seriously or when he is talking to the Coon. He only smiles and laughs once, when explaining why they haven't changed the name of Coon and Friends after kicking him out; because it pisses the Coon off.
    • Not only does he briefly lose his stoicism, he briefly drops his Guttural Growling when he finds out that his parents have attended the Cult of Cthulhu meetings.
  • Garnet from Steven Universe, though she's been growing steadily less so.
  • Gene is the most serious of the Super 4 heroes. However, he seems a happy guy when compared to other inhabitants of Technopolis.
  • Antauri from Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go! is very serious and reserved most of the time.
  • Leon of Titan Maximum is stoic to the core. Even when freezing to death, he doesn't so much as shiver. He does reach out a hand to stoic monkey Jesus, though.
  • Soundwave from The Transformers series deserves a solid spot here. As one of Megatron's more useful allies, Soundwave has a respectable fanbase among the fans purely for how mysterious and awesome he can be.
  • Brock Samson from The Venture Bros., when he's not engulfed in a psychotic Unstoppable Rage.
  • Tino from The Weekenders in the episode "Cry" after he was made fun of for crying. He even shows no reaction to getting hurt.
    Carver: Uh, Tino? That guy just ran over your foot.
    Tino: I know. It was quite painful.


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