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#1 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

Hi Everyone.

Does anyone know of any asexual/aromantic comic book characters? As in characters who don't experience romantic or sexual attraction to anyone? I can't seem to find any.

I'm not counting characters who just haven't displayed attraction in their appearances, I mean ones who have specifically been identified as asexual/aromantic.

Scarlotte.

#2 Posted by SC (11951 posts) - - Show Bio

Shatterstar was intended and written as such pre PAD, and Daken has been reasoned as this as well, but only by writers that I can remember.

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#3 Posted by JediXMan (27924 posts) - - Show Bio

Rorschach came across as such.

#4 Posted by blackwolf0925 (144 posts) - - Show Bio

Orochimaru.

That guy will be a women if he has to. All for the sake of learning every technique in the world.

#5 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@SC said:

Shatterstar was intended and written as such pre PAD, and Daken has been reasoned as this as well, but only by writers that I can remember.

Oh. I thought I'd heard that Shatterstar was gay, and that Daken was bisexual.

That's just what I've heard though. I don't think I've read anything that includes either of them.

@blackwolf0925: I didn't really mean manga. Does he specifically identify as asexual/aromantic(double-A) though?

#6 Edited by SC (11951 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose said:

Oh. I thought I'd heard that Shatterstar was gay, and that Daken was bisexual.

That's just what I've heard though. I don't think I've read anything that includes either of them.

Peter David writers Shatterstar as a being that of a person starting to explore their sexuality and still being open, but since he is in a relationship with Rictor he could be viewed as gay or bisexual.

Marjorie Liu writes Daken as always having an agenda, with everything including sexuality, even his own sexuality, and that most labels wouldn't be sufficient for him. I use to think that meant he wouldn't fit as asexual either but apparently later on one of his writers asserted that is how they view him. Hope that helps.

Oops, meant to include pre PAD writers wrote Shatterstar as Asexual, and some like co-creator Liefeld, still insist he is asexual.. like a Greek Gladiator... uh...

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#7 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@SC said:

@V_Scarlotte_Rose said:

Oh. I thought I'd heard that Shatterstar was gay, and that Daken was bisexual.

That's just what I've heard though. I don't think I've read anything that includes either of them.

Peter David writers Shatterstar as a being that of a person starting to explore their sexuality and still being open, but since he is in a relationship with Rictor he could be viewed as gay or bisexual.

Marjorie Liu writes Daken as always having an agenda, with everything including sexuality, even his own sexuality, and that most labels wouldn't be sufficient for him. I use to think that meant he wouldn't fit as asexual either but apparently later on one of his writers asserted that is how they view him. Hope that helps.

Oops, meant to include pre PAD writers wrote Shatterstar as Asexual, and some like co-creator Liefeld, still insist he is asexual.. like a Greek Gladiator... uh...

I won't count Shatterstar then. I'll look into Daken.

What's PAD by the way?

#8 Posted by blackwolf0925 (144 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: I would say so. He more devoted to learning all that he can. As an antagonist he is cruel in his ways, using anything and anybody he can to accomplish his goals. Though if you were to look at it with a critical point of view the author of the series likes hint at some homoerotic tones.

#9 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@blackwolf0925 said:

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: I would say so. He more devoted to learning all that he can. As an antagonist he is cruel in his ways, using anything and anybody he can to accomplish his goals. Though if you were to look at it with a critical point of view the author of the series likes hint at some homoerotic tones.

Has he specifically said that he doesn't experience any attraction towards anyone?

I'm looking for examples of characters that definitely are asexual or aromantic, not ones who seem like they might be.

#10 Posted by SC (11951 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: Oops sorry Peter David.

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#11 Posted by fesak (6994 posts) - - Show Bio
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#12 Posted by Markus_Langbourn (388 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker, Sublime, Galactus

#13 Posted by Med (291 posts) - - Show Bio

i believe Daken was. he used sex as a tool and a weapon but never felt any romantic or sexual urges.

#14 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@fesak: Thanks for the link, I'll have a look.

This doesn't count as a duplicate thread though does it? I'm talking about aromantics as well as asexuals, so it's different.

#15 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (19489 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan said:

Rorschach came across as such.

This.

Rorschach was completely asexual and hated anything sexual in nature (most likely from his mother's occupation). He expressed it throughout the graphic novel/film a lot as well, and called Silk Spectre (I & II) "sluts".

@fesak said:

http://www.comicvine.com/forums/gen-discussion/1/asexual-comic-characters/645648/

And also Spongebob

This as well. It as been done before, so it should probably be locked.

And you do know SpongeBob's sexuality is heavily arguable xD

#16 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek: I'll look into Rorschach.

My thread is about aromantics as well as asexuals. They're different things.

#17 Posted by JediXMan (27924 posts) - - Show Bio

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

@JediXMan said:

Rorschach came across as such.

This.

Rorschach was completely asexual and hated anything sexual in nature (most likely from his mother's occupation). He expressed it throughout the graphic novel/film a lot as well, and called Silk Spectre (I & II) "sluts".

I was going to mention Dr. Manhattan, but he wasn't - not really. He just lacked emotion. But it seemed that he did have a thing for Silk Spectre II and... that girl whose name escapes me. The one who he was dating, then left, and ended up having cancer.

#18 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (19489 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan said:

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

@JediXMan said:

Rorschach came across as such.

This.

Rorschach was completely asexual and hated anything sexual in nature (most likely from his mother's occupation). He expressed it throughout the graphic novel/film a lot as well, and called Silk Spectre (I & II) "sluts".

I was going to mention Dr. Manhattan, but he wasn't - not really. He just lacked emotion. But it seemed that he did have a thing for Silk Spectre II and... that girl whose name escapes me. The one who he was dating, then left, and ended up having cancer.

Yeah Dr.Manhattan just heavily lacks emotions (he even had their picture on the moon).

In fact Ozymandias even said he has small facial twitches that indicated emotions, that only a mind of his intellect would notice. He even screamed at the forecasters after the cancer accusations, so yeah Manhattan isn't fully asexual/aromantic; he just has his emotions bottled up.

#19 Posted by JonSmith (3797 posts) - - Show Bio

Alfred.

#20 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

Alfred.

How so?

#21 Posted by JonSmith (3797 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose said:

Alfred.

How so?

His interest is in his work. Nothing more.

#22 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

@V_Scarlotte_Rose said:

Alfred.

How so?

His interest is in his work. Nothing more.

Has he ever stated that he doesn't experience any attraction though?

#23 Posted by JonSmith (3797 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose said:

His interest is in his work. Nothing more.

Has he ever stated that he doesn't experience any attraction though?

I'm not going to say he has, in fact I'll leave it open to someone to prove me wrong, but in my experience, he does seem to be solely interested in his work with Batman.

#24 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith: He might just be abstinent, but double-A could be possible.

I'm trying to find definite cases, rather than ones that seem like they could be, but it's seems to be difficult to find. I think a panel with a character stating that they don't experience attraction would be the only way to confirm it, so if anyone has an example of that, that'd be handy. :)

Edited: If the character is from a race that are all aromantic or asexual anyway, that's not what I'm looking for.

#25 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (4812 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan:

I always thought Rorschach was homosexual. Look at his admiration for The Comedian, or Nite Owl.

#26 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (4496 posts) - - Show Bio

Carnage

Joker

Daken

Overtkill

Maybe more.

#27 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@Guardiandevil83:Do you have any scans or quotes that show this?

#28 Edited by Teerack (4548 posts) - - Show Bio
Gargan meets his new best friend by Terry Dodson
#29 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@Teerack: Are you referring to asexual reproduction? If so, that's not what I'm looking for.

#30 Edited by Teerack (4548 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: You realize everything that reproduces asexually is asexual and usually aromatic...

With the exception of a hand full of robots.

#31 Posted by Batnandez (511 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

Alfred.

Who do you think taught Bruce how to pick up girls? It wasn't Thomas Wayne.

#32 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@Teerack:I know, but that's because it's what their species is like. I'm looking for a character whos' species doesn't reproduce asexually, like humans, but happens to be asexual and aromantic.

#33 Posted by Teerack (4548 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith: Wrong. Alfred has a few girls he wishes he had ended up with and there are issues about him and Kathrine.

#34 Posted by Inverno (12821 posts) - - Show Bio

Joker... But I am not really certain. He is in relationship with Harley but I doubt they had sex. They certainly did in Arkham Series games though... He comes across as more of Bat-sexual than anything else.

#35 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: Robots...just...robots.

#36 Posted by SuperSlayin (60 posts) - - Show Bio

No.

#37 Posted by KnightRise (4753 posts) - - Show Bio

@JonSmith said:

Alfred.

Pffft, Alfred runs through different women more than...well, a genius billionaire playboy philantropist

#38 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (16861 posts) - - Show Bio

Do robots count?since many do not share human emotions and feeling and obviously don't share out biology.

@CaioTrubat said:

Joker... But I am not really certain. He is in relationship with Harley but I doubt they had sex. They certainly did in Arkham Series games though... He comes across as more of Bat-sexual than anything else.

I don't know if he is asexual.I mean I don't think he has sexual feelings towards Batman so maybe he is asexual.

#39 Posted by Inverno (12821 posts) - - Show Bio

@mrdecepticonleader: Well, some people choose to interpret it sexually, but sometimes the writers like to portray Joker as having a thing for Batman, not just merely obsession as a arch-enemy.

#40 Posted by mrdecepticonleader (16861 posts) - - Show Bio

@CaioTrubat said:

@mrdecepticonleader: Well, some people choose to interpret it sexually, but sometimes the writers like to portray Joker as having a thing for Batman, not just merely obsession as a arch-enemy.

Yeah that's true

#41 Posted by joshmightbe (24101 posts) - - Show Bio

Ultron

#42 Edited by Guardiandevil83 (4496 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose said:

@Guardiandevil83:Do you have any scans or quotes that show this?

Sorry for the late response. Work and the gym came knocking. Um no scans but I can try and be as descriptive as I can in my reasoning.

Carnage: When we are first introduced to Kletus. He is a sadistic killer whom is responsible for many disgusting crimes and who is on his way to death row. After merging with the Symbiote, he only comes into contact with one woman who can even remotely be referred to as a romantic link. And that is the villianess Shriek. And though he has referred to her as ''the missus" or ''the wife." and the ''Mother" to their merry band of killers, they never, ever are romanticly driven to one another.

Afterwards he goes on to wreck havok until he is placed in the raft and later killed by Sentry until his recent return. He has never shown romantic interest to either men or women. Had it not been for the Symbiotes ability to spawn asexually, (atleast we know the suit is) Carnage would have no need for his ''children". He loves nothing but murder and mayhem.

Joker: Joker loves himself and nothing more. I believe he sleeps with Harley in order to keep her in line for when he needs her, boredom, and to appease his own ego. Joker has been shown flirting with men as well (Batman for instance) but he has no romantic interest in either since he seems to hold no emotional, sentimental attachments to anyone he knows. Everyone is expendable in order to make the joke work.

Daken: Also an ego maniac. Daken does what he does because he feels that he can, and really dosent care all together in the end. He enjoys having power over others. Throwing Bullseye off his game by tounging him down after an argument, is just an example. He say's that he feels nothing. And has shown that he truely does not feel love. Romance to either sexes, is not in his agenda.

Judge Joseph Dread: There is no love but the streets. He barely sleeps eight hours and eats enough to stay strong. He's never been seen with a romantic interest since his debut. To dread, a wife or husband would just be a distraction to the job.

#43 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@Guardiandevil83: I think these are possibilities then, but unless they've actually said that they're not interested, I can't be completely sure. Thanks for the details.

#44 Posted by SC (11951 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't help but feel that many people are misunderstanding what the type of asexuality asked for here is? Naturally I could be mistaken too heh heh, but just to throw out there, dedication to some other interest, lifestyle or lack of depiction of sexual interest or characters just having potential repression issues so on. Robots I would think are sort of a bit iffy too, I mean is Ultron a vegan now because he doesn't eat meat? I mean sort of but yeah... Oh and asexual people can have sex, and relationships, just that chances are they would probably be doing sexual stuff for other reasons than satisfying their sexual desires (more accurately lack of sexual desires)

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#45 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@SC said:

I can't help but feel that many people are misunderstanding what the type of asexuality asked for here is? Naturally I could be mistaken too heh heh, but just to throw out there, dedication to some other interest, lifestyle or lack of depiction of sexual interest or characters just having potential repression issues so on. Robots I would think are sort of a bit iffy too, I mean is Ultron a vegan now because he doesn't eat meat? I mean sort of but yeah... Oh and asexual people can have sex, and relationships, just that chances are they would probably be doing sexual stuff for other reasons than satisfying their sexual desires (more accurately lack of sexual desires)

I think you get it.

If it makes it clearer. I'm looking for characters who have specifically stated, and displayed, that they don't feel romantic or sexual attraction to anyone at all. If they are from a species that generally doesn't experience them anyway, like robots and certain aliens, that's not what I'm looking for.

I'm being picky about needing them to have said it themselves, as just basing an idea of them being aromantic or asexual on their actions doesn't necessarily work, as we don't necessarily know their reasons behind said actions.

#46 Posted by Shotgun (900 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: Pretty sure Galacticus is asexual. He gave birth to his own daughter and I don't think that he has any known sexuality.

#47 Posted by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@Shotgun:It's not asexual reproduction I'm looking for, and if he's asexual, as in as a sexuality, because his species are all like that, that's not what I'm looking for either.

#48 Posted by Shotgun (900 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: You mind me asking why you're so interested in asexuals?

#49 Edited by V_Scarlotte_Rose (5550 posts) - - Show Bio

@V_Scarlotte_Rose: You mind me asking why you're so interested in asexuals?

I've see threads about other minority characters, which have had examples, and I just thought I'd see if I could find any asexual or aromantic characters.

#50 Edited by judasnixon (5441 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think there is a Paula Poundstone like asexual character. Pual Poundstone is the only famous asexual that I know, and I wouldn't even call her famous......