Top 10 Fictional Characters with a Form of Autism Spectrum Disorder

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The Top Ten

1 Julia - Sesame Street Julia - Sesame Street

So cute. - Ilovestephanie

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

The only character with autism. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

2 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

3 Tsubomi Hanasaki / Cure Blossom - HeartCatch Precure Tsubomi Hanasaki / Cure Blossom - HeartCatch Precure

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

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

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

4 Yui Hirasawa - K-On! 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 :(

5 Black Manta - Aquaman 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 Pascal - Tales of Graces F Pascal - Tales of Graces F
7 Twilight Sparkle - My Little Pony 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

8 Carl Gould - Arthur Carl Gould - Arthur

He has Apergers

9 Fluttershy - My Little Pony 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 Shinn Asuka - Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny 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.

The Newcomers

? Max Jerry Horowitz - Mary and Max
? Tails - Sonic Tails - Sonic Miles "Tails" Prower is a fictional character in Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog series, and the title character's best friend and sidekick.

The Contenders

11 Buddy - Elf

He shows ADHD symptoms...

12 Hanayo Koizumi - Love Live! School Idol Project Hanayo Koizumi - Love Live! School Idol Project
13 Tomoko Kuroki - WataMote Tomoko Kuroki - WataMote

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

14 Hikaru - With the Light
15 Kira Yamato - Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Kira Yamato - Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
16 Arnie Grape - What's Eating Gilbert Grape?
17 Hayate Yagami - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Hayate Yagami - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
18 L - Death Note 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 Eric Cartman - South Park 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.

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

20 Johnny Do - Psi-Force
21 Jade Curtiss - Tales of the Abyss Jade Curtiss - Tales of the Abyss
22 Raymond Babbitt - Rain Man

Savant-good at math and Blackjack

How was he not on here to begin with?

23 Sailor Mercury - Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Sailor Mercury - Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon

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

The first animated character with autism ever

24 Simon Lynch - Mercury Rising
25 Kanna Kamui - Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon Kanna Kamui - Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon

JUST BECAUSE THERE QUIET DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY HAVE AUTISM - Kuro

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

26 Rin Hoshizora - Love Live! School Idol Project
27 Jeffy - SuperMarioLogan 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

Yep he has autism

Either that or he's retarded.

28 Lammy - Um Jammer Lammy Lammy - Um Jammer Lammy

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

How is she autistic? - PerfectImpulseX

29 Jotaro Kujo - Jojo's Bizarre Adventure 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 Clemont - Pokemon 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. ...read 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.

31 Kotori Minami - Love Live! School Idol Project Kotori Minami - Love Live! School Idol Project
32 Sailor Mercury / Ami - Sailor Moon
33 Sheldon Cooper - The Big Bang Theory 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.

34 Rick Sanchez - Rick and Morty 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

35 Fishy Boopkins - SMG4

Yep, he does

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!

36 Crazy Eyes - Orange Is the New Black
37 Koishi Komeiji - Touhou Project
38 Chris Griffin - Family Guy Chris Griffin - Family Guy Christopher Cross "Chris" Griffin is a fictional character from the American animated television series Family Guy.
39 Joule - Azure Striker Gunvolt
40 Tina Belcher - Bob's Burgers 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

41 Tingle - Legend Of Zelda

How is he Autistic?

42 Pearl - Steven Universe 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. ...read more.
43 Rowley - Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Jeffy has autism

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.

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

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

44 Carl - Arthur
45 Milla Basset - Freedom Planet Milla Basset - Freedom Planet
46 Sumireko Usami - Touhou Project Sumireko Usami - Touhou Project
47 Sig - Puyo Puyo Sig - Puyo Puyo
48 Papyrus - Undertale 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 ...read more.

And can you explain, Please? - SpectralOwl

49 Jataro Kemuri - Danganronpa Jataro Kemuri - Danganronpa

You know what they say about latchkey kids - xandermartin98

50 Toko Fukawa - Danganronpa
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