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25 Nov 2008, 12:15 pm

I agree with RarePegs on Mr. Bean. I was watching Mr. Bean's Holiday last night and was watching it with the intent of analyzing him. Now, if he is portraying someone with AS, it would seem that he is portraying it in an obviously exaggerated humorous way. I'm also a Bean fan and have the Bean movies and the entire television series in a box set, as well as the Bean cartoons.



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25 Nov 2008, 4:01 pm

Raymond from the movie "Rain Man?"
He is much more an HFA rather than an Aspie, however.



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25 Nov 2008, 6:49 pm

The Wizard in the Wizard of Oz...



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25 Nov 2008, 6:53 pm

Rocky wrote:
My candidates for fictional characters with ASD-
Data (from Star Trek Next Generation)

The main character in the novel "Speed of Darkness" by Elizabeth Moon (I recommend for all here!) I know he is actually High Functioning Autistic, but still worth mentioning.


Yeah, Data. I thought the same thing the other day when my husband was watching a Star Trek movie.



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25 Nov 2008, 6:55 pm

I don't know if anyone watches the new Terminator show but on the newest episode last night there was a guy whose (adult) son was inventing an AI program. The son seemed AS or mildly autistic to me.

He was a pretty minor character and didn't have much screen time but thats the idea I got anyway.



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25 Nov 2008, 6:57 pm

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Forest Gump

Sid, in my avatar

Spock

Austin Powers

That one character in 'A Fish Called Wanda'

Snow Cake

incoorect to say spock. He was half vulcan. Its a trait that is is his species norm...added by the conflicts the come from his two halves opping each other as well as not being able to belong to humans or vulcans



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25 Nov 2008, 7:13 pm

Eggman wrote:
CockneyRebel wrote:
Forest Gump

Sid, in my avatar

Spock

Austin Powers

That one character in 'A Fish Called Wanda'

Snow Cake

incoorect to say spock. He was half vulcan. Its a trait that is is his species norm...added by the conflicts the come from his two halves opping each other as well as not being able to belong to humans or vulcans

Uh.. We're going by the behaviors they exibit and how that applies to someone in the real world. If we're supposed to be taking all of this as reality in the context in which its presented then that changes things. Then the question becomes what fictional characters are actually said to have AS within their own particular movie or book. Which is dumb.



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25 Nov 2008, 7:17 pm

Wasnt defined by the original poster, So unless he says it is I cant go with that.



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25 Nov 2008, 7:26 pm

Good point!



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25 Nov 2008, 7:35 pm

Moss, from the UK Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd.... he's so cool, it's the funniest show ever. But blatantly AS.

Like... check this short clip, the way he tries the comeback about the glasses is just spot on. Love him. :D

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=8l4r10MOH70

Roy: Let's try some role play! Do you think that will help?
Moss: It certainly helped me learn how to buy sandwiches!
Roy: Ok. I'll be the bullies on the bench -
Moss: What, all of them?
Roy: No just one
Moss: Which one?
Roy: I don't know which one! Look just... let's just try this ok?


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25 Nov 2008, 7:45 pm

Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)

mitharatowen wrote:
I don't know if anyone watches the new Terminator show but on the newest episode last night there was a guy whose (adult) son was inventing an AI program. The son seemed AS or mildly autistic to me.

He was a pretty minor character and didn't have much screen time but thats the idea I got anyway.
I watch it every week, and I agree about the guy's son seeming AS!



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25 Nov 2008, 11:08 pm

DJRnold wrote:
Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)

Agreed!
I also think Neville Longbottom. He's not very good at some subjects but excells in Herbology. And I love how in the Goblet of Fire movie he wouldn't stop talking about plants.



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26 Nov 2008, 12:21 am

I never thought about Neville before, but now that you mention herbology, it makes sense. He's shy, doesn't stick up for himself, easily bullied, and he knows everything about that one subject. Interesting.



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26 Nov 2008, 1:16 am

Am going to throw a few that I've never seen mentioned in any of these threads:

Hank Hill, from "King of the Hill"
Agent 86 (Maxwell Smart) from "Get Smart" (although the character is most likely a caricature).
The virgin on "Forty Year Old Virgin" (Steve Carrol's character)

All have some strong characteristics.

Heh, Chuckie's dad from Rugrats, never thought of that. Good one, Idaho Rose.


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26 Nov 2008, 1:23 am

John Rambo
The more I think about it, Tech Sergeant Chen from Galaxy Quest (played by the dude who does the detective with OCD in Monk)

Some listed:

Rain Man would fit "low-functioning" AS
Mr. Bean is a good example of someone with AS (he is "high-functioning")
Data is a good example of a certain manifestation of AS