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

The only character with autism. - StevenUniverseIsAwesome

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

So cute. - Ilovestephanie

2 Tsubomi Hanasaki / Cure Blossom - HeartCatch Precure 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 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

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 Carl Gould - Arthur Carl Gould - Arthur

He has Apergers

8 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.
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

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

? Koishi Komeiji - Touhou Project
? Flandre Scarlet - Touhou Project Flandre Scarlet - Touhou Project

The Contenders

11 Hanayo Koizumi - Love Live! School Idol Project Hanayo Koizumi - Love Live! School Idol Project
12 Buddy - Elf
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 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

18 Hayate Yagami - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Hayate Yagami - Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha
19 Johnny Do - Psi-Force
20 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.

No

21 Jade Curtiss - Tales of the Abyss Jade Curtiss - Tales of the Abyss
22 Raymond Babbitt - Rain Man

How was he not on here to begin with?

Savant-good at math and Blackjack

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

The first animated character with autism ever

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

24 Simon Lynch - Mercury Rising
25 Lammy - Um Jammer Lammy Lammy - Um Jammer Lammy

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

How is she autistic? - PerfectImpulseX

26 Kotori Minami - Love Live! School Idol Project Kotori Minami - Love Live! School Idol Project
27 Rin Hoshizora - Love Live! School Idol Project
28 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.

29 Crazy Eyes - Orange Is the New Black
30 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

31 Joule - Azure Striker Gunvolt
32 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

33 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

34 Sailor Mercury / Ami - Sailor Moon
35 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.
36 Rowley - Diary of a Wimpy Kid

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

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.

Jeffy has autism

37 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

38 Carl - Arthur
39 Milla Basset - Freedom Planet Milla Basset - Freedom Planet
40 Sumireko Usami - Touhou Project Sumireko Usami - Touhou Project
41 Sig - Puyo Puyo Sig - Puyo Puyo
42 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

43 Jataro Kemuri - Danganronpa Jataro Kemuri - Danganronpa

You know what they say about latchkey kids - xandermartin98

44 Gord - Freddy Got Fingered

Quite the offensive STEREOTYPE of autism, at that - xandermartin98

45 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.

46 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

Either that or he's retarded.

Yep he has autism

No - SpectralOwl

47 Abed Nadir - Community
48 Karel - Fire Emblem Karel - Fire Emblem
49 Alphys - Undertale Alphys - Undertale Alphys is an adorably dorky, lab-coat-wearing, bespectacled, yellow-skinned lizard scientist who resides in her lab in Hotland in the critically acclaimed cult classic RPG known as Undertale, wherein she partakes in the daily act of watching insane amounts of anime and having a vast majority of the ...read more.

Loves Anime and Manga.

50 Yugo - Wakfu Yugo - Wakfu
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