Female characters with Asperger's Syndrome?

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09 Feb 2013, 8:27 pm

What female characters from any media (books, film, tv, etc...) have or you think have AS? Do you think women swith AS are portrayed enough/accurately, or is there a need for an accurate portrayal of a woman/girl with AS?

That I know:

- Temperance Brennan from Bones seems an obvious choice
- So is Amy Farrah Fowler from TBBT
- I wonder somewhat about Abby from NCIS
- Amélie from the movie of the same name



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09 Feb 2013, 8:35 pm

I think Katsa from Graceling and Arya from the Eragon books are the only 2 I know.


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09 Feb 2013, 8:40 pm

I have never watched NCIS except for clips here and there on youtube. People have told me I remind them of Abby before, but I think it's just the hair and the fact I wear a lab coat at work. Anyhow, I did actually read an article somewhere written by someone wondering if her character has AS.

I don't remember if she DOES or doesn't or if it is only speculation, but The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo comes to mind...

Amelie, YES. The first time I saw that movie, I thought-that is me.

I think there needs to be a lot more female characters with ASD portrayed in the media. The problem is that we have not been studied as intensively/extensively as our male counterparts...so...


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09 Feb 2013, 8:46 pm

Elphaba.
I wouldn't say she's my twin, but she made perfect sense to me.
I didn't see the play, which desn't sound at all like the book.



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09 Feb 2013, 8:48 pm

I wouldn't want fictional characters to be advertised as Aspies.
It's better to just leave them as people.



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09 Feb 2013, 9:03 pm

Tina Belcher from "Bob's Burgers"



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09 Feb 2013, 10:27 pm

Yes! Amelie Poulain for sure. I'd never thought of it before, but now that you mention it, that makes perfect sense.



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09 Feb 2013, 10:45 pm

And I also think Bernadette from TBBT. She's at the very least Aspie-lite or Aspie friendly.

And maybe the athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias from how she's depicted in a movie from at least twenty years ago.



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09 Feb 2013, 11:06 pm

Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter and Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory.


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10 Feb 2013, 5:58 am

Yin from the anime Darker than Black! Image Kana from Inuyasha! ImageEdward from cowboy Beebop! ImageWinry Rockbel from FMA Image Those are just a few I could think of from Anime alone! :D


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10 Feb 2013, 6:23 am

Most of the females form FLCL particularly Haruko [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTQzA1e-KYE[/youtube]Of course Haruhi Suzumiya! [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbAIxCE_NlI[/youtube]Yuki Nagato as well!


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10 Feb 2013, 12:38 pm

Amy Farrah Fowler definitely, Bernadette I'm not so sure about - I find myself connecting with Amy a lot but not with Bernadette.

Abby in NCIS? Definitely!! ! I've come across something somewhere that suggests Ziva might be but I disagree, she's just from a *very* different world. I love that they have her even now getting idioms mixed up and not understanding them because sometimes the idiom gets explained to her and I'm like, "So THAT'S what it means!" and I find myself frequently agreeing with her when she says they're ridiculous. Several people say I'm a mix of those 2 characters (whereas about the only thing I can relate to with Kate is that she was Catholic and so am I). Ziva's my favourite character - Abby can be a bit much for me a lot of the time. The first time I saw NCIS (back before I got hooked on it - it's my current Aspie obsession/special interest) my Aspie-dar was screaming out about her! (I have Aspie-dar like some people have gay-dar - seriously, I can spot an Aspie a mile off!)

Back to Big Bang Theory, Amy sets my Aspie-dar off, Bernadette doesn't.

Apparently there's a character in Bones who's officially been declared Aspie. I can't comment because I've never watched it.


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10 Feb 2013, 12:39 pm

By the way, anyone ever seen the movie "Mozart and the Whale"? Absolutely fantastic.


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10 Feb 2013, 12:49 pm

I'd say Daria from the cartoon "Daria" is definitely an aspie. I love that show.



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10 Feb 2013, 2:09 pm

I thought Pepper Ann from the TV show had it.


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10 Feb 2013, 4:02 pm

Velma from Scooby Doo!


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