18 Famous Asexual Characters From Your Favorite TV Shows and Movies
An asexual individual has zero or little sexual and romantic attraction. It’s a broad term that varies among different people. The Ace community is starting to see a more substantial representation of asexual characters in movies and television series. However, only a handful of characters have come out asexual, while others are on the asexual spectrum.
Many asexual characters simply have no time for sexual or romantic relationships. The Ace community is often incredibly supportive of asexual characters. They love the visibility, although it’s still lacking in many ways. Regardless, asexual characters appear in some of the most popular movies, video games, novels, and television shows. Here’s a look at 18 asexual characters from your favorite TV shows and movies.
18 Famous Asexual Characters From Your Favorite TV Shows and Movies
1. Todd Chavez (BoJack Horseman)
Voiced by Aaron Paul, Todd Chavez is one of the most famous asexual characters. In the animated series BoJack Horseman, Todd’s a lazy slacker that’s a creative genius when motivated. He expresses no interest in any character and eventually comes out as asexual.
At first, Todd’s hesitant to accept the term but soon embraces being aromantic and asexual. He is one of the Ace community’s most accurate and authentic representations. According to GLAAD, Todd was one of the only asexual characters on a streaming platform in 2018.
2. Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock)
With complex mysteries to unravel, Sherlock Holmes appears to have no romantic or sexual attraction to any character. Holmes is obsessed with untangling mysteries as he dives into the rabbit hole.
In the critically acclaimed BBC series, Sherlock, Holmes has incredible chemistry with Irene Adler and Dr. Watson. Since Holmes first appeared in 1892, he was already on the asexual spectrum, as solving mysteries is the only thing that can satisfy him.
3. Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz (Legends of Tomorrow)
The Arrowverse is famous for including various characters from different ethnic backgrounds, cultures, and sexual orientations. For instance, the popular series Legends of Tomorrow features the iconic bisexual character Sara Lance.
Recently, the series introduced its first asexual character Esperanza “Spooner” Cruz. She’s tough, resourceful, and always focused on her mission. She’s one of the few asexual characters on television in 2022.
4. Liz Lemon (30 Rock)
Throughout 30 Rock, Liz Lemon struggles to balance her career and romantic life. Liz is far more interested in her job as the head writer for TGS than in her romantic relationships. Furthermore, Liz often chooses food over the possibility of a sexual relationship.
Eventually, she does find the perfect partner that she enjoys being around. While Liz never identifies as asexual, she is possibly on the asexual spectrum.
5. Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory)
Sheldon Cooper is one of television’s most iconic characters. It’s safe to say The Big Bang Theory wouldn’t be the same without him. Since the start of the series, fans have speculated that Sheldon is asexual. He has no sexual or romantic feelings for any other character. Sheldon simply doesn’t appear interested in a relationship.
At one point, Leonard suggests that Sheldon has “no deal,” implying he’s asexual. Later, Sheldon and Amy Farrah Fowler form a close friendship before finally becoming romantic.
6. Yelena Belova (Black Widow)
With her impressive skills and determination, Yelena Belova is one of the most dangerous characters in Marvel Comics. Known as the second Black Widow, Yelena is fearless and focused on her goals. She’s not interested or has the time for a romantic relationship.
Recently, Marvel confirmed that Yelena is openly aromantic asexual making her the first asexual character in Marvel. Yelena (portrayed by Florence Pugh) recently joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, however, she’s yet to come out as asexual in the MCU.
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7. Jughead Jones (Archie Comics)
Jughead Jones debuted with the rest of the gang in 1941. With his love of food, Jughead became one of Archie Comics‘ most recognizable characters. Since his debut, Jughead has always been more interested in eating food rather than a romantic or sexual relationship.
Throughout the years there have been several different reasons for his lack of interest in dating or girls, although at times he has shown some interest in girls or mentioned a past heartbreak.
In 2016, Jughead officially came out as asexual in the comics. However, the character is only asexual in the comic book series and not in the CW TV series Riverdale.
8. Aziraphale & Crowley (Good Omens)
The popular series Good Omens revolves around a six-thousand-year friendship between an angel, Aziraphale, and a demon, Crowly. They have wandered around Earth since its creation. Neither character identifies as asexual, but they have no sexual or romantic attraction. They both are more interested in the end of the world.
Creator Neil Gaiman noted they’re celestial and ethereal beings with no gender or sexual orientation. Regardless, he didn’t rule them out as asexual either.
9. Issac HEnderson (Heartstopper)
Author Alice Oseman openly discusses being aromantic asexual and incorporates it into her work. She has a history of solid LGBTQ representation in novels. Asexual characters appear in several of her works, including Solitaire, Loveless, and Heartstopper.
Recently, Oseman revealed that the character Issac Henderson on the Netflix series Heartstopper is asexual, with the series exploring his sexuality in season two.
10. Spock (Star Trek: The Original Series)
It’s impossible to discuss Star Trek without mentioning one of the most iconic characters, Spock. With mixed human and Vulcan heritage, Spock can be emotionless one minute and full of feelings the next. For the most part, he appears to have no sexual or physical attraction to anyone in the galaxy.
Since Vulcans are famous for suppressing their emotions, Spock rarely feels lust or desire for any character. At the same time, he has a deep bond with Captain James Kirk
11. Parvati Holcomb (The Outer Worlds)
The popular video game The Outer Worlds is set in an alternate future where corporations have begun to colonize space and alien planets. The game follows the player on various missions encountering numerous companions. At one point, the player meets the incredibly skilled Parvati Holcomb. She’s a wizard when it comes to mechanics but lacks confidence.
Parvati is openly asexual and admits to not having any sexual or romantic feelings for anyone. Most of her romantic relationships don’t last because she comes across as cold and distant.
12. SpongeBob SquarePants (SpongeBob SquarePants)
The beloved animated series SpongeBob SquarePants revolves around SpongeBob and his friends living deep underwater at Bikini Bottom. Since the character debuted, there’s been intense debate about his sexual orientation.
Series creator Stephen Hillenburg clarified that SpongeBob is neither straight nor gay. Like real-life sea sponges, SpongeBob is asexual and is not interested in romantic or physical relationships.
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13. Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings)
Gandalf is one of the central characters in The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings. He’s a celestial being known as a maia sent to Middle-Earth. Therefore, he has no gender or sexuality, leading fans to assume he’s asexual. Furthermore, Gandalf is more interested in going on adventures and his mission to defeat Sauron.
He has no time for a romantic or physical relationship. He does form a close bond with several characters. Although not stated, Gandalf’s possibly on the asexual spectrum.
14. The Doctor (Doctor Who)
In 1963, the beloved sci-fi series Doctor Who hit the airwaves to universal acclaim. The Doctor is famous for his ability to regenerate into a different person. In most versions, The Doctor cares deeply for his friends and companions. However, he doesn’t appear to have sexual or romantic feelings for them.
Initially, the series purposely made him uninterested in potential romantic relationships to draw in younger audiences. However, the Ace community now views The Doctor as a strong asexual representation.
15. Charlie Weasley (Harry Potter)
Charlie Weasley is the eldest child of the Weasley family in the Harry Potter series. He’s a prominent character in the books that has a deep passion for dragons. Many readers have wondered about Charlie’s sexuality since he doesn’t seem interested in any other characters.
Eventually, J.K. Rowling noted that Charlie isn’t gay but is simply more interested in dragons than romance. Therefore, the asexual community took that to mean Charlie’s an Ace character.
16. Data (Star Trek: The Next Generation)
As an android with artificial intelligence, Data often struggles to understand basic human emotions. In Star Trek: The Next Generation, Data’s one of the most prominent asexual characters showing little interest in romantic or sexual relationships.
Romance and falling in love are at the bottom of his list. The Ace community often regards Data as one of the most famous asexual characters in the series.
17. Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit)
In a world full of hobbits, dragons, wizards, and black riders, there truly is nothing wrong with being single. The brave and intelligent Bilbo Baggins is one of the few characters in The Hobbit that refuse to follow tradition and get married. Instead, he’s more interested in going on wild adventures to slay a dragon than starting a family.
Many fans believe Bilbo’s lifestyle and choices indicate he’s asexual. He shows no interest in forming a relationship with any character. While the series doesn’t outright state it, Biblo’s possibly on the asexual spectrum.
18. Elsa (Frozen)
The critically acclaimed Disney animated film Frozen introduced the world to the complex Queen Elsa. Unlike other Disney princesses, Elsa initially keeps herself locked away from the world. Fans noticed that Elsa lacked any romantic interest in the first two movies. Therefore fans began to speculate about Elsa’s sexuality.
Her lack of desire for physical attraction makes the Ace community believe she’s on the asexual spectrum. It’s still unclear if Elsa’s asexual, although there’s a strong possibility.
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