Top 10 Fictional Characters with a Form of Autism Spectrum Disorder

The Top Ten Fictional Characters with a Form of Autism Spectrum Disorder

1 Julia - Sesame Street

The only character with autism. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

Too bad she is the center of ableist jokes for older audiences.

Julia is crazy all the time

So cute. - Ilovestephanie

2 Tsubomi Hanasaki / Cure Blossom - HeartCatch Precure

First off, doesn't anyone even know what autism is? Does anyone know an autistic person personally, or is even one? It's not the same as retardation. So I'm not sure if this list is really about autism, or they're trying to list a character that seems retarded to them.

Go look it up. It's a mental disorder that makes it hard to socialize with anyone. - PerfectImpulseX

Most of these characters aren't autistic, I think it's just the creator of this list trying to subtly insult them. I'm probably wrong, though. - Extractinator04

Actually, I can see why all of these people, except Jeffy, Rick and Papyrus are on here.

I don't think anyone besides julia from seasame street has austism

3 Yui Hirasawa - K-On!

The way she acts, talks, cries, and behaves proofs that she has autism.

I think she has autism. She's cute.

She is so cute I think she might :(

4 Yuri - Doki Doki Literature Club

Not trying to be mean. Genuine question. Dan is obviously not one to shy away from real issues that people deal with when writing characters so I wanted to see if anyone thinks this was intended.
Now I should disclaim that I'm not an expert on Autism and what telling symptoms of it are, but I've noticed a lot of similarities between Yuri and a few people I'm very close to who have some kind of Autism Spectrum Disorder. I'll list them here

(Mostly about Act 1 Yuri by the way)
1. Having one or two subjects/hobbies that they are extremely into and passionate about
2. Being able to talk confidently about these passions for a long time but struggling with basic conversation otherwise
3. Social anxiety
4. Having collections
5. Low self-confidence
6. Impulsively putting self in social situations, then not knowing how to handle it and panicking
7. Overthinking, usually in a negative way
8. Struggling to articulate thoughts and sometimes regretting what ...more - MarioHead

5 Black Manta - Aquaman Black Manta is a fictional supervillain appearing in American comic books published by DC Comics. The character first appeared in Aquaman #35 and is the archenemy of the superhero Aquaman.

He is actually autistic. - Extractinator04

6 Twilight Sparkle - My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle is the primary main character of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic. She is a female unicorn pony who transforms into an Alicorn and becomes a princess in Magical Mystery Cure.

As someone on the spectrum, I believe that she has Aspergers. She has quite a few traits of the disorder especially early in the series. The fact that the entire premise of Friendship is Magic revolves around "special talents" tied to the ponies cutie marks leads me to believe that most, if not all of the ponies are on the spectrum in some way. Twilight is just the most obvious choice due to her having a need for structure and order, as well as being hyperlexic (reads a lot), having a huge interest in history, and often having to relearn friendship lessons every now and then. Best autistic Pony EVER!

I think I read somewhere that Lauren Faust wanted Twilight to be stated as having Asperger's Syndrome, and she definitely displays a lot of the symptoms and characteristics. - ETNMystic

7 Carl Gould - Arthur

He has Apergers

8 Pascal - Tales of Graces F
9 Fluttershy - My Little Pony Fluttershy is a female pegasus pony from the 2010 animated TV show My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. She is a kind pegasus and is very timid and shy. She takes care of the animals. She represents the element of kindness

Troll items from anti-bronies. - TeamRocket747

I actually do believe fluttershy has autism. I mean she’s very shy and people with autism are shy. - Ilovestephanie

A lot of people are shy, and my sister and her friend are very confident. - Luckys

10 Buddy - Elf

He probably has adhd, he also made the movie hilarious he made me laugh at lots of scenes, my most favourite part is when he answers the phone and says, "buddy the elf, what's your favourite color? " Lol makes me laugh every time - trains45

He shows ADHD symptoms...

The Newcomers

? Arthur Fleck - Joker

He might not have it but he’s clearly mentally ill in some way. Similar to what I’m like in real life, Arthur has a strange way of communicating, an unusual nervous tick, and disturbing thoughts. Arthur could just be a general portrayal of mental illness but I still thought this was worth noting. - Extractinator04

The Contenders

11 Hanayo Koizumi - Love Live! School Idol Project

Maybe. I'm not sure, but I think that Rin or Nico might, if she doesn't. - Mocchiko

12 Shinn Asuka - Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny Shinn Asuka is a fictional character in the Japanese science fiction anime television series Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny by Sunrise, part of the Gundam franchise.
13 Tomoko Kuroki - WataMote

Compared to the others on this list, her social problems is extremely high. I actually think she has social anxiety.

She doesn't have autism, she have social anxiety.

14 Hikaru - With the Light
15 Arnie Grape - What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
16 Eric Cartman - South Park Eric Theodore Cartman is one of the main characters in the animated television series South Park, created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and voiced by Trey Parker.

I'd also put Beavis and Butthead on here, with Caillou, Ralph Wiggum.

He should knew Adolf Hitler hated autistic people.

17 Kira Yamato - Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
18 L - Death Note L Lawliet, exclusively known by the mononym L, is a fictional character in the manga series Death Note, created by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Heavily considered to be an Aspie

19 Hayate Yagami - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
20 Johnny Do - Psi-Force
21 Jeffy - SuperMarioLogan

Let me explain:
Bullet Bill bullies him all the time. That's why he doesn't want to go to school.
He has no friends.
He loves baby songs.
He sleeps in a crib.
He always needs a doctor.
Mario loves him ( If any of you guys say anything bad about Jeffy, I'm going to get mad. I also have autism)
He doesn't make eye contact.
He makes funny names.
He's funny.
His real mom abused him.
He get temper tantrums
And he can't help himself

Either that or he's retarded.

Jeffy is always crazy

Yep he has autism

22 Simon Lynch - Mercury Rising
23 Chris Griffin - Family Guy Christopher Cross "Chris" Griffin is a fictional character from the American animated television series Family Guy.

Venomouskillingmachine - so you mean people with autism have low IQ,
you´re so nice.

Low IQ =/= Autistic - venomouskillingmachine

24 Jade Curtiss - Tales of the Abyss
25 Sailor Mercury - Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon

The first animated character with autism ever

Yes, probably. - Mocchiko

I have Aspergers and I can confirm that Ami totally has it.

26 Kanna Kamui - Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

I think that she's quiet - Mocchiko


Same goes with if they've retardation doesn't mean they're autism either.

I think you don't know what autism really is? - MarioHead

27 Sailor Mercury / Ami - Sailor Moon

Yes, I agree they have autism. Even I happen to have autism myself too, and once, I cosplayed a male version of Sailor Mercury and had a guy referring to me as "Professor Mercury," and got a kick out of it. And when I had a photo with a lady as Sailor Moon and another with someone as Sailor Mars, I told them about this "Professor Mercury" stuff and even they had a kick out of that and didn't even get upset one bit when I told them I have autism and even told them Sailor Mercury had autism. I explained it and soon they understood what I meant about Sailor Mercury having autism and even found it interesting too. Yep, they were very friendly ladies.

28 Raymond Babbitt - Rain Man

How was he not on here to begin with?

Savant-good at math and Blackjack

29 Jotaro Kujo - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Jotaro Kujo is a fictional character from the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure manga series created by Hirohiko Araki and is the delinquent protagonist of Stardust Crusaders .

Um could any one explain this to me please

30 Rin Hoshizora - Love Live! School Idol Project
31 Sheldon Cooper - The Big Bang Theory Sheldon Lee Cooper, Ph.D., Sc.D., is a fictional character in the CBS television series The Big Bang Theory, portrayed by actor Jim Parsons.

More specifically, asperger's' syndrome.

32 Fishy Boopkins - SMG4

I have autism and I don't like anime at all

Most autistic people love anime. He loves it. He always acts weird. I think SMG4 was making a character people would hate, but I love this adorable aspie!

Yep, he does

33 Crazy Eyes - Orange Is the New Black
34 Koishi Komeiji - Touhou Project
35 Clemont - Pokemon Clemont originates in Pokemon XY, created by Nintendo & game freak. is a gym leader of the lumoise city. He specialized in electric Pokemon and is known as a genius. more.

It's obvious he has it too. Not only does he have an interest in lots of things and are good at them, but the way he talks, the way he acts, and the way he defends his firends is just great and all, but he's even more special because he just might have the condition.

Indigo league is better - Mocchiko

36 Rick Sanchez - Rick and Morty Rick Sanchez is a fictional character from the American animated television series Rick and Morty, aired on Adult Swim.

I demand an explanation - SpectralOwl

Yeah, he does has those traits. But then again, they could come from him being in alcoholic, - SpectralOwl

37 Lammy - Um Jammer Lammy Um Jammer Lammy is a rhythm video game developed by NanaOn-Sha and published by Sony for the PlayStation video game console in 1999.

I want to snuggle her (then live in her brain) - xandermartin98

How is she autistic? - PerfectImpulseX

38 Tingle - Legend Of Zelda

How is he Autistic?

39 Kotori Minami - Love Live! School Idol Project

Maybe - Mocchiko

40 SpongeBob SquarePants - SpongeBob SquarePants SpongeBob SquarePants is a fictional character and the titular character and protagonist of the American animated television series of the same name.

I agree he probably does, he also quite funny too same with patrick - trains45

41 Joule - Azure Striker Gunvolt
42 Tina Belcher - Bob's Burgers

I thought GENE was more likely to have ASD.

Tina doesn’t actually have autism. That was just a joke from the first episode. - RalphBob

43 Rowley - Diary of a Wimpy Kid

No he's just dumb - Mocchiko

Rowley isn't autistic, Fregley probably has some form of it. - Extractinator04

Rowley is not autistic. Fregley stopped appearing after book 8 because Jeff Kinney probably realized that Fregley was an inaccurate depiction of autism. But Captain Underpants's Melvin is worse.

Actually, I can see why, unlike papyrus, rick and jeffy being on here - SpectralOwl

44 Goofy Goofy is a funny-animal cartoon character created in 1932 at Walt Disney Productions. Goofy is a tall, anthropomorphic black dog with a Southern drawl, and typically wears a turtle neck and vest, with pants, shoes, white gloves, and a tall hat originally designed as a rumpled fedora . Goofy is a close more.
45 Papyrus - Undertale Papyrus is a character from the 2015 game Undertale, made by Toby Fox. He is the Younger brother of Sans the skeleton, royal guard in training, and a sentry in the town of Snowdin. Opposite to his brother, papyrus is active, loud, and full of himself; but in an endearing way. Papyrus means to become more.

And can you explain, Please? - SpectralOwl

46 Gord - Freddy Got Fingered

Quite the offensive STEREOTYPE of autism, at that - xandermartin98

47 Pearl - Steven Universe Pearl is a fictional character from the 2013 animated series Steven Universe, created by Rebecca Sugar. She is a "Gem", a fictional alien being that exists as a magical gemstone projecting a holographic body. more.
48 Milla Basset - Freedom Planet
49 Sumireko Usami - Touhou Project
50 Sig - Puyo Puyo
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