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What fictional characters might you suspect of being autistic?

Discussion in 'Movies, Music & Television' started by Nervous Rex, Aug 31, 2018.

  1. tlc

    tlc The Mackinac Bridge and U.P. is my happy place.

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    Les Nessman from WKRP.
     
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  2. Monachopia

    Monachopia ...spiral out... keep going.

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    Watched the original Ghostbusters again recently and noticed that the accountant character (Rick Moranis) Louis Tully - originally portrayed as an oddball/strange/awkward character is actually, what we might understand now, strongly on the high functioning ASD scale.

    Possibly even Egon Spengler as he seems quite oblivious to things that are happening around him and instead focusing on his scientific interests. Could just be poor acting, who knows...
     
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    AGXStarseed Well-Known Member

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    Okay, I've actually found some footage from the film so you guys can watch and judge Arthur Cavor's personality for yourself:
    (Arthur first appears at 5:23)

     
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    Judge Well-Known Member

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    Binge watching the cancelled 2002 series "Firefly" makes me wonder at times about Malcolm "Mal" Reynolds.

    He can't seem to ever say the right thing to the most important females in his personal orbit. o_O

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    Sadly I can relate. :oops:

    Great series if you enjoy an odd melding of space opera and horse opera into the same show. :cool:
     
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  6. Nervous Rex

    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    Malcom Reynolds does seem to have an "overdeveloped sense of justice", and an inability to let go of things he thinks need to be set right. That's a very spectrum-y trait, in my opinion.
     
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  7. Nervous Rex

    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    In Fringe ...

    Don't click on the Spoiler if you plan to watch Fringe and haven't watched all of Season 2.

    Alternate Astrid Farnsworth is definitely portrayed as being on the spectrum. They made her a walking computer that doesn't make eye contact and takes everything literally. Following all the stereotypes almost too much.
     
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    I personally think that Edward from Cowboy Bebop might be somewhere on the Autism spectrum, since she exhibits behaviors similar to me. Everyone's experience with Autism is different, but that's my personal opinion on her.
     
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    Me being obsessed with British books/tv (mini) series, I throw in:


    Mr Darcy (socially awkward, perfectionist etc - though there might be other things as well)

    DI Joe Chandler from the mini-series Whitechapel (not only the obvious OCD but also social-awkardness both profesional-wise and in private)

    DCI Vera Stanhope from the series Vera (though with a big question mark. There are many other issues around her, and yet - could be?)


    I would love to hear what you think of my ideas. Debunk them, if you disagree but please explain, why you think it. I'd love to learn other perspectives and hone my detective skills further.
     
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  10. Nervous Rex

    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    I haven't seen Whitechapel or Vera, but I agree with Mr. Darcy. He also just barrels through situations with no idea what affect his actions have on others until they tell him directly - then he's horrified.
     
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    Lord Peter Wimsey ,Bella Swan
     
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    Another one came up: Horatio Hornblower! (c'mon, fight me on that one! ;))
     
  13. Nervous Rex

    Nervous Rex High-functioning autistic V.I.P Member

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    On my 4th time watching Eureka (the SyFy channel TV series) and I realized that Kevin Blake belongs on this list.

    Edit three weeks later: In the last episode of season 2, they actually mention Kevin's autism. How did I miss that before?! I guess that because I didn't know I was autistic the last time I watched Eureka, I didn't pay attention to it. I will now hang my head in shame for twelve seconds.
     
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    I agree on Napoleon Dynamite. It's conceivable that in addition to Napoleon, Deb and Pedro were also on the spectrum in my opinion. It's probably one of the reasons I really like that movie whereas my wife can't stand watching the film and thinks it's boring as hell.

    Morris Moss from The IT Crowd would be a candidate.
     
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    There's talk of Roy Cropper on Coronation Street having aspergers, I think fred elliott showed traits
     
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    hmmmmm... not sure, less so in the books but maybe the tv series? Thought she was more the odd, non-conforming person who has unresolved issues and been single too long... more trauma-y than asd-y (the whole story with her father....) but yeah, I can see what you mean.
     
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    I was thinking out loudly. As I don't know the books, I can only judge on the few episodes I've watched on the telly a few years ago.

    I definitely see the trauma thing but while I'm exploring my own little self from a different point of view, I was wondering if there was more to it.

    Anyhow, thanks for the reply!