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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about the Smurfs? I'm surprised no one's mentioned them yet.
To me, the aspie character was Brainy smurf. He would go on and on, pontificating about something and not notice how bored the others were getting and he annoyed everyone by trying to force his way on everything.

Vanity smurf, that's a given, Narcistic PD. Clumsy smurf? Dispraxia. Jokey smurf was definately ADHD. Greedy smurf, had an eating disorder.
And Harmony smurf, from the awful way he'd play his trumpet, deaf apparently. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 5:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Both Pinky and the Brain from Animaniacs. Brain is AS to the core and I'm not sure what's up with Pinky.

Bruce Wayne could possibly be PDD or he's just stoic.

David Duchovny's (spelling?) character in Evolution. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this probably doesn't really count, but I submit Odo, from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

Given that he's an Alien, and a Changeling on top of that, it could be argued that he really doesn't count... But I've been watching alot of DS9 (slowly collecting the DVDs, have seasons 1-3 so far), and he's mannerisms, lack of social ability, need for control and order, acute sense of honor and justice, and I can't help but keenly identify with him. He's the most Asperific (to borrow a Neologism) character I've seen, more so than even Grissom or Goren.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neon Genesis Evangelion:

-Ikari Shinji: Social Anxiety Disorder, depression
-Soryhuu Asuka Langeley: Histrionic Personality Disorder, possibly Bipolar
-Ayanami Rei: Asperger's Syndrome, depression
-Ikari Gendo: Antisocial personality disorder

Serial Experiments Lain:

-Iwakura Lain: schizophrenia

Donnie Darko:

-Donnie: Possible schizophrenia (either that, or just one screwed up world)

Edward Scissorhands:

-Edward: Asperger's Syndrome
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iorek Byrnison from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy has AS. His facial expression never changes, he doesn't bother with anyone else's points of view, he has no sense of humor or empathy, has a monotone voice, and he prefers being alone.


Who cares if he's a polar bear.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 2005 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Civet wrote:

Serial Experiments Lain:

-Iwakura Lain: schizophrenia


Totally!!! >.<
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Totally!!! >.<


I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks so.

I've actually read some reviews which suggest Lain is autistic. While HFA and AS share a lot of the negative symptoms of schizophrenia (flat affect, withdrawn behavior, etc) autistics don't generally have hallucinations and delusions like that (unless of course you want to argue that it's all real, which is also possible).

Quite awhile ago (during my Lain obsession) I came across an article about a doctor who's name I believe was Laing, though I could be mistaken. He studied schizophrenia and was very different from the doctors of his time in that he tried to cure his patients by going through what they went through, and helping them "emerge" from their psychosis. This seemed similar to the interaction between Lain and Alice, to me.

I just found an article on Wikipedia on him. RD Laing. A lot of what it says about his views on mental illness seem to be reflected in the show. I wonder if the creator has heard of this man, due to the uncanny similiarity in the name as well as the concepts:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._D._Laing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only cartoon character I've felt to be AS is the boy in Charlie Brown who playes the piano with the bust of Beethoven on top.

I get a bit frustrated when aspies claim every movie character who is slightly shy or nerdy is an aspie.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 2005 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghotistix wrote:
Iorek Byrnisonhas AS.


Yes, just like my cat, by the same logical diagnosis, has AS.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry Pratchett's Discworld books came to mind when I saw the title of this topic. I'd say that Leonard Da Quirm possibly has Asperger's Syndrome.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tom wrote:
The only cartoon character I've felt to be AS is the boy in Charlie Brown who playes the piano with the bust of Beethoven on top.

I get a bit frustrated when aspies claim every movie character who is slightly shy or nerdy is an aspie.


You mean Schroeder, right? The one who Lucy is always trying to kiss and stuff?
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look into Anime and theres a ton.

Piccolo from DBZ= AS (sensitive hearing, keeps to himself, a little too logical)
Chichi from same= OCD (Gohan has to study 24/7 and you never see the house at all dirty)
Tsukasa from .hack//sign=AS although I think alot of that could just appear that way because hes in a very strange situation (but hes by far the best Ive ever seen at protraying AS, as he hates touch, for a while he wants to be alone, he liked staying in the world at first because it was better then the real world and just everything seemed to show that though at the end of the show when you see Tsuakasa in RL it doesnt seem that way)
Abriel and quite a few of the other Abh from Crest/Banner of the Stars= AS/HFA Abriel at least first could never get expressions and why Jinto was doing the things he was, like Piccolo there a little too logical (although I dont think an Aspie would ever do what Lady of Chaos did), and just the fact that they are more akin to living in space then on the ground sounds so AS.

Ummm Im probably missing a few others.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Suggestions which are goofy and unfair to the books they're in:

Jonas from The Giver, as well as the Giver himself, have Synaesthesia. Razz

Lady Amaththea from The Last Unicorn develops a dissassociative fugue which lasts until she becomes human again.

More serious ones:

Archie from both Chocolate War books has narcissistic personality disorder.

"Adam Farmer" from I Am The Cheese has PTSD, Depersonalization Disorder (likely from the PTSD), and Dissassociative Amnesia.

Naomi of Alan and Naomi has PTSD but that's blatantly obvious. Good book though, it can make you cry.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let me try...

Chloe from 24... there's a biggie. Great on computers, but stumbles trying to communicate and shows very little emotion in her voice.

Jesse and James from Pokemon are definite OCD... they're so obsessed with doing their song thing whenever they appear that they blast anyone who tries to interrupt...

Dr. House maybe... he doesn't like seeing patients, but his way of thinking is very different to that of some of the other doctors he's around... and he's usually right.

Oscar from The Proud Family... inferiority complex?

And anyone who can't pick that Gollum is schizophrenic is blind...

That's all I can think of for now...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaron_Mason wrote:

Chloe from 24... there's a biggie. Great on computers, but stumbles trying to communicate and shows very little emotion in her voice.


I would've said Edgar Stiles from 24 was Aspie to some degree...

GA
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