In most fiction you encounter tropes involving sexuality. You run into occasions such as Everyone Is Gay, No Bisexuals, Everyone Is Bi, Anything That Moves, or even Extreme Omnisexual. You hear Silly Love Songs about Intercourse with You, and see Love Dodecahedrons, Kiss Kiss Slapping, Slap Slap Kissing, and oodles of Shipping.
What you don't seem to see are many characters who are of an age or situation to get sexually attracted - but aren't. You don't see many characters who aren't particularly interested in having sex or involving themselves in a relationship with anyone.
It is difficult to showcase a lack of something, so it is understandable that this orientation is often ignored, especially in works with No Hugging, No Kissing. However, this also leads to the common assumption that everyone is interested in sex, which can lead to awkward feelings for the asexual audience when sex is shown to be something everyone does and wants.
It should be noted that asexuals are not incapable of sex or falling in love. Asexuality is often the lack of sexual attraction rather than sex drive or emotional attraction. As such, asexuals who are more indifferent to sex rather than actively averse to it may be quite capable of sex and masturbation (though this is not usually directed at any object of desire) if they need to. Asexuals in romantic relationships with sexual individuals, for example, may have no problem having intercourse with their partners for the sake of said relationship even if the act itself may not have the same significance or appeal as it would to sexual individuals. Unlike the aforementioned fully sexual individuals, asexuals do not actively desire said sexual actions and will not miss said acts at all if denied to them.
It should also be noted that, simply because a person is asexual, it doesn't mean they don't enjoy a good hug, and some may even like kissing. It changes from person to person as it does in everything else to the point where some have decided to call themselves demisexual. Normally lumped in with asexuals, but they can be sexually attracted to certain people once they've emotionally bonded with them. Some asexuals are "aromantic", too—not only are they uninterested in sex, but also in romance. Human sexuality being ridiculously complicated, there are a few people who are aromantic but not asexual, and some are sexually attracted to certain genders but romantically oriented towards certain others, in any which configuration.
Not to be confused with the biological term asexuality, which describes an organism that reproduces by itself without meiosis, ploidy reduction, or fertilization. See: Truly Single Parent for characters who are biological asexuals.
The direct opposite of Extreme Omnisexual and frequently a victim of the belief that Good People Have Good Sex and Sex Equals Love. See also Celibate Hero and Chaste Hero. A possible cause of Married to the Job.
Note: Only include someone if they are explicitly asexual, not assumed to be due to lack of shown attention. No Fanon, please.
No real life examples, please; we don't care, because it doesn't matter from a storytelling point of view.
Anime and Manga
- Surprisingly for a popular mainstream shonen protagonist, Luffy from One Piece is asexual. The mangaka has gone on record as saying that he only takes part in the standard ecchi gags when Usopp's there to be a perverted influence and doesn't if his friends aren't around. Similarly to Sheldon, Oda explained it to the younger fans by saying that Luffy is only attracted to adventure (and possibly food). It's also worth keeping in mind that Eiichiro Oda has explicitly stated that there will be absolutely no romance in One Piece because "boys aren't interested in romance" so it's not surprising that Luffy takes no interest in girls.
- Sawada from Tekkon Kinkreet states his lack of interest in women, and has commented "I'm frigid" and "never had an orgasm".
- The Weiss Kreuz short story "Ranjatai" implies that Aya is asexual, with the narration making something of a point of his lack of sexual attraction to Shizu.
- Ayuki from Kashimashi basically states that love is something she'd rather aesthetically appreciate from a distance. She's not interested in having relationships herself.
- Lloyd Asplund, of Code Geass, resident Mad Scientist, proposes to Milly Ashford within moments of meeting her, but because he wants her family's Knightmare Frame designs. His assistant Cecile later explains that Lloyd doesn't even give a second thought to matters of the flesh.
- Naozumi Sudo from Narutaru is an Ubermensch who explicitly states that human sexuality is of no concern to him.
- Mitsuya from Migite ni Juu, Hidarite ni Ai specifically states that he is neither straight nor gay and has no response in sexual situations.
- Sasaki from Haruhi Suzumiya. Or so she says.
- Count D from Pet Shop of Horrors is asexual in both the biological sense and the socio-psychological one. Due to being one of the last surviving members of a highly advanced race of supernatural beings that reproduce asexually to give rise to offspring that are identical to them in every way, D has no physical need for sex. Being quite attractive, he is pursued by both women and men (some of whom make their intentions glaringly obvious); but he treats all of them with indifference and sometimes outright cruelty, should they become too forceful for his liking.
- Ennis from Baccano! starts as a straight example, being an Artificial Human. It takes her fifty years of Innocent Cohabitation with Firo to reciprocate his feelings, and as of 2002 (read - seventy-two years) they apparently still haven't had sex (although it's also because they suffer from a severe case of Twice Shy).
- In Watchmen, Ozymandias is a good reflection of real life asexuality. In a graphic novel which features the sexualities of all the major and several of the minor characters, Ozymandias' is not ever mentioned or displayed in any way. In fact, one of the scientists who've been living and working alongside him for several months describes him as 'that asexual oaf', implying he didn't show any sign of sexuality around them either.
- However, the pre-amble to the film has a scene where he's among a group of flamboyantly-acting men. The film also shows a folder on Ozymandias' computer labeled "boys." In addition, Rorschach mentions a suspicion that Ozymandias may be a homosexual in both the graphic novel and film (not that Rorschach's suspicions should necessarily be taken seriously...).
- The title character of Devi is an asexual... part of the time.
- Max from Sam and Max Freelance Police openly states that he doesn't like girls. He doesn't seem to show any interest in guys either. At one point he even said that he views a sex drive as nothing more than a nuisance distracting him from his most favorite of things... violence. In one of the video games, a time traveling incident ends up reversing this and turning him into a Casanova Wannabe, but he's soon back to normal.
- In issue #4 of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, Johnny may as well have jumped out of the asexual closet. He implies there are multiple reasons that he avoids sexual intimacy altogether after being accused of rape, one of them being "See, I don't want to touch anything. I don't want to feel anyone because I don't care about anyone like that, and to touch it is disgusting for all of its emptiness".
- Shatterstar used to be portrayed as asexual before Peter David wrote for him, making him gay. Whether or not this was a good idea depends on who you ask.
- Woah woah he was being portrayed as attracted to someone (namely his teammate Rictor) long before Peter David started writing him. Jeph Loeb wrote him for a long time, intentionally setting up him and Rictor to eventually start dating, he just ended up leaving the book before he could have them seal the deal.
- Despite being infamous as a Depraved Bisexual, Daken is this according to Word of God. He only uses sex as a tool to manipulate others.
- The Joker is often understood by fans and writers to be aesexual. He is a long term Mad Love relationship with Harley Quinn, but there is little or no evidence that they have ever had sex (though she has occassionally brought up a desire to have kids with him). Others, such as Frank Miller in The Dark Knight Returns, believe he is actually Foe Yay for Batman, but even then he doesn't seem interested in him sexually. In All Star Batman and Robin, however, Miller did introduce Joker as just having had sex with a prostitute (whom he then murders), but this story is non-canon and might just be the exception that proves the rule.
- Marvolo Riddle, the former Lord Voldemort in Benefits of Old Laws. After being rendered painfully sane by his resurrection, one of his concerns about himself is that he doesn't seem to feel attraction to anyone, male or female. He eventually encounters a prominent witch who feels much the same way, and they discuss the possibility of a marriage of convenience.
- In Perfume, the Villain Protagonist is obsessed with the scents of nubile virgins, though he has no sexual interest in them, or anyone else. He hires a prostitute solely for the purpose of an experiment to capture her scent.
- The Dutch drama Love Life (also known as Stricken) has a serial womanizer named Stijn as its lead. Stijn narrates the film, and when introducing his best friend, Frank, notes that Frank's libido is exactly the opposite to his: "He's not interested in fucking. It exists."
- Alan of The Hangover series is asexual, according to Word of God.
- Sherlock Holmes is directly stated to have no interest at all in romance or sex in Arthur Conan Doyle's original series of novels and short stories.
- Many copycats, "derived works" and even official adaptations, however, try to make this aspect of his personality questionable in order to appeal to a wider audience and introduce more drama into the equation.
- In most of the derived works, Irene Adler becomes Holmes' love interest. In the original story, however, this was never so. While it's true he was interested in her, it was purely because she was one of the very few people to ever outsmart him. It was more fascination with her than care of any kind.
- In the original story also, Holmes and Adler only ever meet once, and only very briefly. He hardly ever mentions her again in any other story either, except in passing as someone who beat him (he mentions that some men have beaten him too; she stood out not because he was especially attracted to or impressed by her, but because it was the Victorian era and women were thought to be not terribly bright. He is fascinated by her, but not really any more than any other clever or unusual person he meets.
- The first Red Adept in Piers Anthony's Apprentice Adept series. Several fans misconstrued her as a Psycho Lesbian, due to her misandry (and general misanthropy, come to think of it), but Word of God said no, she wasn't interested in any gender.
- Sir Perceval, the heroine of Elizabeth Bear's Dust, is canonically asexual (although the word she uses is "celibate"). Perceval also uses "asexed", when explaining to Rian why she's not interested in her.
- In Sheridan Hay's The Secret of Lost Things, the character Oscar is stated to have no romantic or sexual interest in anyone of any gender—unfortunately for the heroine, who's in love with him.
- Tarma, one of the two female main characters in the Vows and Honor series by Mercedes Lackey, is magically bound to her goddess, and one of the consequences of this bond is that she feels no sexual desire whatsoever. (Her goddess is very into the whole Celibate Hero thing.) Though only of those sworn as warriors, due to her multiple aspects. Tarma also mentions to her partner that it should in no way stop HER from having many children, so to replenish her destroyed clan. Also notable in that, unlike most Swordsworn, Tarma allowed herself to become asexual in large part to deal with the trauma of having been raped by her clan's murderers. Later in life, she's simply become used to it.
- The eponymous heroine of Elizabeth Moon's The Deed of Paksenarrion trilogy just plain isn't interested. She receives several propositions from fellow soldiers in her mercenary company, but turns them all down, explaining that she's never been interested in sex. Becoming a paladin later on reinforces it, since paladins in this setting are required to be celibate (at least while on quest). Near the end of the book, this plays a part when she allows herself to be raped and tortured in order to buy the freedom of the rightful king. The rape fails to have any effect on her psyche, becoming just another form of pain she has to endure. The fallout from that incident turns into a Crowning Moment of Awesome as her loyalty is rewarded.
- Rachael Ghorbani, from John Ringo's Council Wars series likens her own asexuality to being color-blind or tone-deaf. She simply doesn't understand the attraction of sex and finds the physical implications revolting.
- Played with in Bruce Sterling's Schismatrix, a Science Fiction novel - a group of asteroid settlers are all rendered asexual via a sort of chemical castration; The Hero agrees to turn off his sexuality in exchange for the settlers' diplomat amping hers up with drugs. This leads to an extremely squicky sex scene. It also featured a brilliant explanation of sex as seen from the colonists' viewpoint: She asks him to put his finger in her mouth and asks, "How does that feel?", to which The Hero responds something in line of "Moist and uncomfortably intimate" - which is exactly how she would feel about sex.
- Adele Mundy, from David Drake's RCN Series series, has "never been interested in mating rituals in either the abstract or the particular," and views the sexual obsession of most of the human race with bemused detachment.
- Kevin, from the book "Guardian of the Dead" by Karen Healey, is an asexual.
- Robert Merle's novel Death Is My Trade, based on the autobiography of Rudolf Höss, the commander of the Auschwitz concentration camp, portrays the protagonist (called Rudolf Lang in the book) this way. He gains more pleasure from polishing his boots than sex. He gets married and has children, but only because he feels that it's his duty towards his country.
- Rudy Waltz in Deadeye Dick by Kurt Vonnegut fantasizes about organizing a pride march for asexuals like himself.
- Most (but not all) of the characters in Greg Egan's Diaspora are neuter by choice. (In his Oceanic and Schild's Ladder, everyone is hermaphroditic – in two different ways.)
- Played for laughs in The Alphabet of Manliness, where Asexuality is judged as popping a boner while doing your math homework.
- In The Culture novels, you have every variation of sexuality possible, including asexuality, present in the Culture citizens.
- The "glorifieds" of the Left Behind series are that way due to the nature of their new bodies and minds.
- The Halo books have the Spartans. One of the physical enhancements that the Spartans undergo at the age of fourteen suppresses their sex drive, and either the books don't really touch on it, or it's not important to Master Chief and his brothers and sisters. There is one Spartan named Maria who retired from the unit to raise a family, but still works as a beta tester for all their new equipment, so they probably aren't automatically aromantic.
- Robert E. Howard's puritanical swashbuckler Solomon Kane, expressly stated multiple times that he has neither the time nor the motivation to pursue or desire anything romantically or sexually. He needs only his trusty blade and wrongs to right!
- While the word "Asexual" was never used, J. K. Rowling said in an interview that Charlie Weasley from the Harry Potter series is more interested in dragons than women (and he's not gay, either).
- Enjolras from Les Misérables is specifically stated to have no interest in women, and that his mistress is his country.
- Red Grant from From Russia with Love is classified as asexual in his file. The film version references this by having Grant Ignore the Fanservice.
- Demons in The Bartimaeus Trilogy are asexual but certainly are aware that humans are not often asexual. They use this to their advantage as much as they possibly can, distracting or disturbing the magicians who summon them with various attractive forms that may or may not match the spirit's actual gender (insofar as they have one). Bartimaeus remarks at one point in The Ring of Solomon that his repertoire of forms is pretty well nothing but horrible monsters and pretty girls.
- Though he does fall in love with Elizabeth Bathory, Vlad Tepes in Count and Countess has no interest in sexual relations. Then again, given that they are living one hundred years apart and only conversing across time via letters, that would be impossible...
- Clarissa Oakes, of the Aubrey-Maturin series, was incredibly surprised when she heard sex was supposed to be pleasant. It made her not realize just how serious a thing being molested by her guardian was until much later. Even once she's married, she only has sex because her husband enjoys it, and is puzzled by the idea of being uncomfortable being undressed in front of anyone. She has some rather interesting discussions about this with Doctor Maturin, who has some...unconventional ideas about sexuality himself.
- The Big Bang Theory: Sheldon, whose asexuality is made explicit within the series. In the season three finale Sheldon was set up by Raj and Howard by way of a dating site with a female version of himself. Sheldon seemed interested in her (granted, they only had one scene together), but she clearly stated that sex is not an option and Sheldon was quite happy with this.
- Although... Sheldon does mention the curse of having sexual interest, so this may vary Depending on the Writer.
- Confirmed even further at the beginning of the fourth season... for both Sheldon and his date Amy. Upon Sheldon mentioning that he'd like to carry on his genes, they're asked about how exactly they'd do that. In vitro fertilization, of course... with Penny as a surrogate mother.
- Amy seems to have warmed to the idea of intimacy over the series, bringing the idea of sex up with Sheldon (albeit when drunk) and having a certain amount of Les Yay with Penny. Sheldon, however, still has enough trouble with cuddling.
- The Tick: While the cartoon series skirts the issue, the live acted series from 2000-01 sharply juxtaposes the title character against the others as the only one completely free of sexual tension. The Tick's obliviousness to its presence in the people around him causes his sidekick, Arthur, at one point to deliver a tirade, and follow up his outburst with "No offense intended"; The Tick's response is "None comprehended". The actor, Patrick Warburton, who played The Tick, in an interview, said of his character "he doesn't seem to be sexually .... motivated".
- However, according to the comic he has an ex-wife named Cloris.
- Brass Eye: "Well, throughout tonight's program, we've had a naked asexual man up a stick, watching some pornography. Have you reached any conclusions?" *Asexual man shakes his head.* "Well, I hope that's been of some help."
- Castiel from Supernatural appears to fall into this category, though his sole remark on the matter ("I've never had occasion, all right?") and his behavior when Dean takes him to a whorehouse to remedy the situation leaves it open to question whether he's actually interested or not. While he seems reluctantly willing to humor Dean by going along with it, he's clearly very apprehensive and certainly doesn't act disappointed when they wind up getting kicked out of the brothel. Though he displays some curiosity about sex, he ultimately would rather focus on other more important things, such as God and Heaven and humanity.
- Andy Hallett, the actor who played Lorne on Angel, was quoted as saying that while it was never officially established, the character was probably asexual.
- Shortland Street, a New Zealand hospital drama with an entire arc devoted to Gerald becoming a self-identified asexual and how it affects his relationship with his girlfriend Morgan. The killer is when Gerald mercifully ends the relationship, and Morgan becomes enamored of another asexual man.
- Patrick McGoohan deliberately invoked the trope for his character(s) in Danger Man and The Prisoner, feeling the sexual freewheeling of other media secret agents was sending a bad message.
- The Professor from Gilligan's Island is uninterested in sex or romance, and more than once has been oblivious to the charms of the two attractive female fellow castaways. In one episode he admits to Ginger that he never had a romantic interest in anyone.
- Poppy from the show Huge comes out as asexual to George.
- Kevin in The Black Donnellys. He's the only brother who does not seem interested in sex of any kind, and a random old dude in the neighborhood, when seeing him with Jenny, gives odds that she's not his girlfriend because he's never seen "a more asexual kid in his life" than Kevin.
- In Robin Hood, Sam Troughton once stated that he envisioned his character Much as being asexual, even though the writers gave him a couple of Love Interests.
- In an episode of House, a female patient specifically describes herself and her husband as asexual. It turns out that neither is actually asexual; the husband has a tumor that gave him low libido and erectile dysfunction, and the wife lied in order to be with him.
- Benedict Cumberbatch has stated that his version of Holmes in Sherlock is in fact asexual. This is backed up by the show, particularly in the second series, where Moriarty refers to Sherlock as "the virgin" and Mycroft makes snide remarks about Sherlock's lack of sexual knowledge. He did have an intense connection to Irene Adler, when she showed up, but it's not clear if it was sexual on his part or not. (It was on hers, despite her being a lesbian, so even if he was sexually attracted to her it might have been more of a case of If It's You, It's Okay than anything else.)
- This song is all about asexual people... who don't want to touch butts.
- Zonker in Doonesbury has consistently been portrayed as avoiding romantic or physical attachments to the opposite sex like the plague, partly from fear and partly out of his immaturity and naivete. He had one sustained platonic dating relationship with a woman who, in one strip, humorously demonstrated to Mike and J.J. how even her most blatant and obvious "come on" lines flew over Zonker's head and didn't even register. ("It's like dating an elf!")
- Jesus' teachings in the Gospels about those who are worthy of the resurrection will "neither marry nor be given in marriage, but will be like the angels in heaven", indicating that resurrected believers would not only not be able to reproduce, but will also not even have the desire for sexual intercourse.
- Sometimes used by Bible students to argue the case that the "sons of God" in Genesis chapter 6 could not be angels, but rather be the children of Seth's lineage marrying those of Cain's lineage (the "daughters of men").
- Space Marines in Warhammer 40,000 (depending on what you treat as Canon) are this; most have no interest in such after the hypnosis, brainwashing, and indoctrination that leaves little desire but for glory and success. The roleplaying games Dark Heresy and Rogue Trader both include the Chem Geld trait (Deathwatch also has it, but there is no way for a Space Marine to actually acquire it during gameplay except as an Elite Advance), which renders your character this. Many psykers start the game with it as part of their background package.
- Other examples include: Orks, who are technically genderless and reproduce through spores; Necrons, who are robots; and Tyranids, most of whom are mindless drones with no digestive system much less hormones and sex organs. Additionally, servants of the Adeptus Mechanicus are often seen to be asexual, either by natural temperament or implants.
- The Computer of Paranoia ensures all citizens are asexual through mandatory hormone suppressants. Occasionally individuals learn to counteract the drugs, or hide the fact they aren't taking thing, and Hilarity Ensues.
- Psycho Mantis, who expresses a general disdain of sexuality. And, being a mind reader, is somewhat disgusted to find how often people think of it. Played with and Flanderized in The Last Days of Foxhound, where Mantis is not only disgusted by sexuality, but females as a whole (going so far as to vigorously scrub any area a woman touches with a special soap). He also calls certain women (like Sniper Wolf) "Slutbucket".
- Though, specifically, it is the desire for procreation that disgusts him, not the desire for sex in and of itself, calling it (procreation) a "selfish and atavistic desire" that leads to war, and being horrified that nearly every living thing on the planet has been programmed by nature to want it, since from his point of view that means everything is a mindless drone. He might be speaking in broader terms as it being a symptom of a desire for immortality through ones works or children, since he thinks that he and Snake are Not So Different because they "have no past, no future. We live in the moment. Thats our only purpose.", and is somewhat relieved that Snake is unlike others in this regard.
- Invoked with Meryl. When Snake is hitting on her, she claims that she's had psychological conditioning to suppress romantic feelings and sexuality. Either she was lying to get him to back off or they didn't do a very good job, considering she hooks up with him in the end.
- Ryu from Street Fighter. He is completely and 100% dedicated to fighting. This is something that Sakura simply doesn't ever get.
- Agent 47 of the Hitman series of games is normally portrayed to be asexual, though there are some good reasons- number one, he is a clone engineered to be the perfect killer, and two- he has almost no social interactions with anyone at all except for Diana. Of note is a scene in the first game in which 47 rescues a Chinese prostitute from a brothel in Hong Kong. When thanking him, she kisses him goodbye- to which he actually recoils in disgust.
- Interestingly, in the third game, which consists of 47's flashbacks of past missions, addled quite a bit with his own subconscious, his reaction to the prostitute's kiss is a pleased grin, which is the only time he is seen smiling. So perhaps he's not asexual, but simply too socially awkward to show his sexual side.
- The final scene of Blood Money shows him going into what is possibly a brothel having "heard interesting things about [the] establishment" and asking to see what is on offer "preferably in the back" what happens next is up to the players imagination, the scene closes with curtains.
- The salarians in Mass Effect are an entire species of asexuals. They have no comprehension of romantic love, sexual attraction or even the biological impulses (ie: arousal). Sexuality is not hormone-based and is strictly for reproduction; they negotiate contracts around it and attaining a good contract is a high priority for males, but this is out of familial and social duty. However some occasionally find themselves strangely drawn to the Asari, one of them is profoundly affected by watching Thane Krios, and Mordin, who gets hit on constantly, lets a curious Shepard down gently by saying that if he wanted to try human, he'd try Shepard. A very memorable overheard conversation between a salarian and his asari stepdaughter does show that they can form long-term deeper bonds, but asari reproduction doesn't need to involve sex.
- Demons in World of Warcraft, save the succubi, were once noted to have no particular interest in sex.
- The Tranquil from Dragon Age Origins sever themselves from the realm of dreams (and magic), meaning that they feel no emotion, including sexual desire.
- Razah from the Guild Wars MMO could be considered asexual. He doesn't understand the complexities of human emotions like love and probably wouldn't be interested in relationships other than friendships. But since he was created out of the Mists, he doesn't have genitalia or a belly button, so his really being asexual could be debatable. Asexuals are usually people who have fully functioning genitalia but have no desire to use them with other people.
- Miles Edgeworth in the Ace Attorney series appears to be this. It's a Running Gag that almost every woman who meets him falls in love with him instantly or will at least make mention of how handsome he is. Expect Edgeworth to either a) be completely oblivious, b) express confusion, or c) exhibit discomfort about the whole thing. At no point does he ever indicate an attraction to a woman (In fact, he managed to ignore both April May and Dalia Hawthorne's charms. He's the only male character to do so); the same goes for men. He's Married to the Job. The only human beings in which he indicates any specific interest of any kind whatsoever because of who they are as an actual person, rather than because of their relation to whatever case he's currently working on, are Phoenix Wright (due to his Worthy Opponent status), Franziska von Karma (due to her being his paternal adoptive half-sister and also a Worthy Opponent) and maybe Maya Fey (he shows concern everytime she is in any kind of danger). Word of God confirms that Edgeworth isn't interested in women (men were not mentioned) might support him being asexual.
- Somewhat suggested with Virginia in Magical Diary: Horse Hall - she repeatedly insists she's not interested that way in anyone, male or female. Even if you manage to enter into a romantic relationship with her (which isn't easy), at the end it comes out that she'd really rather just cuddle.
- The player character, Yuuichi, from Wanko To Kurasou.
- MAG-ISA -- Claudita is obsessed with Eman but not in a sexual way [dead link]...
- In El Goonish Shive almost half of greater chimerae are "nonsexual", as descendants of androgynous aliens. Ellen alternate's crush in "second life" dreams happened to be one of these. Doesn't stop her from pressuring him into sleeping with her. Some have accused Alternate Ellen of hiding behind Double Standard Rape (Female on Male).
- Ellipsis in the Web Comic Saturnalia is asexual, although she prefers calling herself a nonsexual. "I don't like using the word 'asexual'... It makes me sound like a sea-sponge or a lizard of some sort."
- Grey from Inhuman is described by the author as asexual. It's probably something to do with the military conditioning.
- Collin in Friendly Hostility has described himself as asexual (particularly while he was a Boy Meets Boy character), but it turned out he was wrong (and gay, instead). He just dislikes people.
- After years of fan speculation, Abel finally stated that the closest thing he had to a sexual orientation was "not interested".
- Featured in Muertitos.
- Juni in Unity (as well as the cartoonist).
- Ryan North has said of Utahraptor that he usually writes him as gay, but occasionally asexual, too. He has also made a couple of comics about the orientation.
- Initially ambiguously implied and later confirmed of Erin in Girls with Slingshots; her romance with Jamie is more about cuddling than sex.
- The creator of The Dreamer has stated that Samuel Warren is asexual.
- Darrel Grey in Superego is confirmed to be asexual.
- Both main characters of Ignition Zero are asexuals.
- Skull (and by extension, all trolls) from Pv P Online is outright stated to be asexual, though Skull may have been referring to the biological term.
- In the web-novel Fragile [dead link], Severin is asexual (although not aromantic, as the story is about him falling in love). We find out in its sequel, Perpetual Change, that it may be the result of being sexually abused by his sadistic aunt as a child. One of the other characters in the story, Helen, turns out to be asexual as well (and aromantic too, according to her).
- In the Furry Basketball Association, Xau Xian-Xu of the Montana Howlers takes Asexuality to its Logical Extreme: the octopus has no gender—that is, no sexual organs at all and thus truly androgynous—but is usually referred to as "he".
- Hestia in Thalia's Musings. Artemis claims to be as well, but she's secretly in love with Athena.
- Several over the past seasons of Survival of the Fittest: Kristey Burrowell, Adrian Staib, Remi Pierce, and Aston Bennett are all the most notable examples.
- The main character of the web series Chapel seems to be. Discussed and somewhat confirmed in "Handcuffed."
Butch: So, do you...like girls?
Chapel: I don't like anybody, man!
- The vlogger who posts The Asexuality Chronicles is an asexual lesbian who started the series specifically to educate people on the Internet about asexuality.
- SpongeBob SquarePants's creator Stephen Hillenburg said he considers his characters almost asexual when asked if Spongebob and Patrick were gay. Sponges can reproduce by budding and Stephen Hillenburg is a marine biologist, so he was probably playing on the dual meaning of the term 
- Futurama had an episode in which the characters were turned into asexuals (both in biology and orientation).
- Sponges can also produce sexually, explaining his parents.