List of autistic fictional characters

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This is a list of fictional characters that have been explicitly described within the work in which they appear, or otherwise by the author, as being on the autism spectrum. It is not intended to include speculation. Autistic people involved in the work may be mentioned in footnotes.

Comics[edit]

Year Character Series/Franchise Author/Publisher Ref.
1967 Black Manta Aquaman DC Comics [1]
1986 Johnny Do Psi-Force Marvel Comics [2][3]
2000 Hikaru Azuma With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child Keiko Tobe [4]
2007 Zone Special Forces Kyle Baker [5]
2014 Stephanie "Stephie" Bondu Assigned Male Sophie Labelle[a] [7]
2015 Mark Shiffron Postal Top Cow Productions [8]
2016 Brunhilde "Brun" Khoury Questionable Content Jeph Jacques[b] [10]
2016 Emma Jade Street Protection Services Black Mask Studios [11]
2019 Scarlet Saltee Archie Archie Comics [12]

Film[edit]

Year Character Actor Film Ref.
1969 Amanda Lorena Kirk Change of Habit [13][14][15]
1969 Philip Ransome Mark Lester Run Wild, Run Free [16]
1986 Eric Gibb Jay Underwood The Boy Who Could Fly [17]
1988 Raymond "Ray" Babbitt Dustin Hoffman Rain Man [18][19]
1990 Shane Costello John and Joseph Vizzi Backstreet Dreams [20][21]
1993 Randall Eberlin Jamie Harrold Family Pictures [22][23]
1993 Sally Matthews Asha Menina House of Cards [24][25]
1994 Michael Barth Bradley Pierce Cries from the Heart [26]
1994 David Goodson Michael Goorjian and Steve Ivany[c] David's Mother [28]
1994 Henry Gary Farmer Henry & Verlin [29]
Verlin Keegan MacIntosh
1994 Tim Warden Ben Faulkner Silent Fall [30]
1994 Gregory White Keegan MacIntosh The Innocent [31]
1995 Rosetta Basilio Megan Follows Under the Piano [32]
1997 Kazan Andrew Miller Cube [33]
1998 Simon Lynch Miko Hughes Mercury Rising [34]
1998 Meaghan Robinson Laura Harling Nightworld: Lost Souls [35]
1998 Tracy Sinclair Kulani Hassen Down in the Delta [36]
1999 Molly McKay Elisabeth Shue Molly [37][38]
2000 Cody O'Connor Holliston Coleman Bless the Child [39]
2002 Chloé Adèle Haenel Les Diables [40]
2003 Dewa Dicky Lebrianto Biola Tak Berdawai [41]
2004 Vernon Jackson Lucas Black Killer Diller [42][43]
2004 Jovana Jovana Mitic[d] Midwinter Night's Dream [44]
2004 Karl Blake Pittman Somersault [45][46]
2004 Steven Morgan Zac Efron Miracle Run [47]
Philip Morgan Thomas Lewis
2005 Cho-won Cho Seung-woo Marathon [48]
2005 Rama Krishna Jiiva Raam [49]
2005 Donald Morton Josh Hartnett Mozart and the Whale [50]
Isabelle Sorenson[50] Radha Mitchell
2006 Bea Poppy Rogers Breaking and Entering [51][52]
2006 Linda Freeman Sigourney Weaver Snow Cake [53]
2007 Ben Greg Timmermans [nl] Ben X [54]
2007 Daniel Connelly Harry Connick Jr. P.S. I Love You [55]
2007 Anna Woodruff Nikki Haddad Imagination [56]
Sarah Woodruff Jessi Haddad [57]
2008 Charlie Mollison Luke Ford The Black Balloon [58]
Russell Firass Dirani
2008 Poppy Lizzy Clark[e] Dustbin Baby [59]
2008 Noah Connelly Michael Worth God's Ears [60]
2008 Sarah Skye Bennett Dark Floors [61]
2008 Zen Yanin Vismitananda Chocolate [62]
2008 Nelson Hodge Alvin Keith If You Could Say It in Words [63]
2009 Charles Gabriel Gaudreault Suzie [64]
2009 Chris James Lance City Rats [65]
2009 Yoon Do‑joon Won-bin Mother [66]
2009 Max Horovitz Philip Seymour Hoffman[f] Mary and Max [68][69]
2009 Adam Raki Hugh Dancy Adam [69]
2009 Martha Katie Boland Dancing Trees [70]
2010 Dafu Wen Zhang Ocean Heaven [71]
2010 Rizwan Khan Shahrukh Khan My Name Is Khan [72]
2010 Mandy Ashley Rickards Fly Away [73]
2010 Terry Marshall Rhett Giles Quantum Apocalypse [74]
2010 Tom Taylor Charlie Tahan Burning Bright [75]
2010 Alan Wheddon Braeden Reed and Luke Benward[g] Dear John [77][78]
2010 Simon Bill Skarsgård Simple Simon [79]
2011 Alfred Jones Ewan McGregor Salmon Fishing in the Yemen [80]
2011 Dana Minor Devon Graye Exodus Fall [81]
2011 Yoav Pomerantz Michael Hanegbi Dr. Pomerantz [82]
2011 Tomer Roshko Michael Moshonov Mabul [83]
2011 Oskar Schell Thomas Horn Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close [84]
2011 Mickey Tussler Luke Schroder A Mile in His Shoes [85]
2012 Jhilmil Chatterjee Priyanka Chopra Barfi! [86]
2012 Walter Hill Dexter Darden Joyful Noise [87]
2012 Luke Lou Taylor Pucci The Story of Luke [88]
Zack Seth Green
2012 Nick Young Booboo Stewart White Frog [89]
2013 Duncan Chris Marquette The Odd Way Home [90]
2013 Haridas Prithviraj Das Haridas [91]
2013 Rafer Grayson Russell Season of Miracles [92]
2014 Nathan Asa Butterfield X+Y [93]
2014 Riley Morris Riley Polanski Alien Abduction [94]
2015 Adam Ty Simpkins Meadowland [95]
2015 Glory Adams Taylor Richardson Jack of the Red Hearts [96]
2015 Jane Louisa Krause Jane Wants a Boyfriend [97]
2016 Christian Wolff Ben Affleck The Accountant [98]
2016 Michael Taylor David Mazouz The Darkness [99]
2016 Park Young-hoon Lee David Split [100]
2017 Mária Alexandra Borbély On Body and Soul [101]
2017 Billy Cranston RJ Cyler Power Rangers [102]
2017 Lilly Blackburn Lilly Jandreau The Rider [103][104]
2017 Christopher Jacob McCarthy The Drummer and the Keeper [105]
2017 Fang Xaioming Wenbo Xu Ming and Ming [106]
2018 Wendy Welcott Dakota Fanning Please Stand By [107]
2018 Rory McKenna Jacob Tremblay The Predator [108][109][110]
2019 Nitya Sai Pallavi Athiran [111]
2020 Renee Madison Bandy[h] Loop [113]
2020 Bart Bromley Tye Sheridan The Night Clerk [114]
2021 Music Gamble Maddie Ziegler Music [115]
2022 Lola Vanessa Burghardt Cha Cha Real Smooth [116]

Literature[edit]

Year Character(s) Book Author(s) Notes Ref.
1964 Manfred Steiner Martian Time-Slip Philip K. Dick [117]
1990 Susan Felder Kristy and the Secret of Susan Ann M. Martin
1996 Seth Garin The Regulators Stephen King King wrote this novel under the pen name Richard Bachman. [118]
1996 Simon Lynch Simple Simon Ryne Douglas Pearson This book was adapted into the film Mercury Rising (1998). [119][120]
2000 Marty Zellerbach The Hades Factor Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds [121]
2002 Darryl McAllister A Wizard Alone Diane Duane [122]
2002 Shepherd O'Connor By the Light of the Moon Dean Koontz [123]
2003 Christopher John Francis Boone The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon [124]
2003 Lou Arrendale and his co-workers Speed of Dark Elizabeth Moon [125]
2004 Ben Niets was alles wat hij zei (Nothing Was All He Said) Nic Balthazar The book was adapted into the drama film Ben X (2007). [54]
2004-2009 Natalie Flanagan Al Capone Does My Shirts Gennifer Choldenko This character also appears in the sequel Al Capone Shines My Shoes. [126][127]
2005 Victor Hoppe The Angel Maker Stefan Brijs [128]
2005 Lisbeth Salander Millennium series Stieg Larsson Appears in both the Swedish and American film adaptations. [129]
2005 Morgan Wiberg The Stone Cutter Camilla Läckberg [130]
2006 David Rules Cynthia Lord [131]
2006 Alan Wheddon Dear John Nicholas Sparks Adapted into the 2010 film of the same name. [132]
Richard Tyree [133]
2008 Jessica Fontaine The Language of Others Clare Morrall [134][135]
2008 Gillian Grayson Mass Effect: Ascension Drew Karpyshyn [136]
2008 Mickey Tussler The Legend of Mickey Tussler Frank Nappi This book was adapted into the television film A Mile in His Shoes (2011). [137]
2008 Peter Michael "Little Pete" Ellison Gone Michael Grant Character appears in all six "Season One" books, published between 2008 and 2013. [138]
2009 Marcelo Sandoval Marcelo in the Real World Francisco X. Stork [139]
2009 Aliénor Malèze The Winter Journey Amélie Nothomb Original book in French: Le Voyage d'Hiver. [140]
2009–2011 Malcolm Decter WWW Trilogy Robert J. Sawyer Character appears in all three books, published between 2009 and 2011. [141]
2010 Jacob Hunt House Rules Jodi Picoult [142]
2010 Max Parkman Saving Max Antoinette van Heugten [143][144]
2010 Caitlin Smith Mockingbird Kathryn Erskine [145][146]
2010 Dwight Tharp The Strange Case of Origami Yoda Tom Angleberger[i] [148]
2010-2017 Renarin Kholin The Stormlight Archive Brandon Sanderson Character appears in all books, published 2010 to present. [149]
2011 Steris Harms Mistborn: The Alloy of Law Brandon Sanderson Brandon Sanderson has confirmed that Steris on the autism spectrum
2011 Trueman Bradley Trueman Bradley - Aspie Detective Alexei Maxim Russell [150]
2011 Dr. Tobias Rothman Death Benefit Robin Cook [151]
2012 Anthony Donatelli Love Anthony Lisa Genova [152]
2012 Leah Leah's Voice Lori DeMonia 2014 Temple Grandin literary work of the year recipient.[153] [154]
2012 Ivan Tarasov Triggers Robert J. Sawyer [155]
2013 Don Tillman The Rosie Project Graeme Simsion [156]
2013 Oscar The Real Boy Anne Ursu [157]
2013–2017 Harriet Manners Geek Girl Holly Smale[j] Harriet is never described as autistic in any of the six books, but Smale has retroactively labelled her as such after being diagnosed with autism herself.[158] [158]
2014 Rose Howard Rain Reign Ann M. Martin [159]
2014 Kurt Bacon Isla and the Happily Ever After Stephanie Perkins [160]
2016 Tiberius "Ty" Blackthorn The Dark Artifices Cassandra Clare [161]
2016 Denise On the Edge of Gone Corinne Duyvis[k] [162]
2017-2018 Jack Kagen There's More Than One Way Home Donna Levin Character also appears in the sequel, He Could Be Another Bill Gates. [163]
2018 Stella Lane The Kiss Quotient Helen Hoang[l] [165]
2019 Edison "Eddie" Matthews The Things We Cannot Say Kelly Rimmer [166]
2019 Khai Diep The Bride Test Helen Hoang [165]
2020 Vivy Cohen Get a Grip, Vivy Cohen! Sarah Kapit[m] [167]
2020 Addie A Kind of Spark Elle McNicoll[n] [169]
2021 Lara Finkel The Many Mysteries of the Finkel Family Sarah Kapit [170]
Caroline Finkel
2021 Anna Sun The Heart Principle Helen Hoang [171]

Television[edit]

Year Character Actor(s) Episode(s) Series Ref.
1978 Timmy Carson David Hollander "A Test for the Living" Quincy, M.E. [172]
1980 Darlene Wright Elizabeth Hoy "The Silent Accuser" Barnaby Jones [173]
1983 Tommy Westphall Chad Allen St. Elsewhere [174]
1996 Jamie Holmes Billy Boyd "Dead Man's Chest" Parts 1-3 Taggart [175]
2000 Lily Montgomery Leven Rambin All My Children [176]
2002 Annie Wheaton Kimberly J. Brown Rose Red [177]
2003 Laurence Burrell Jim Sturgess "Close Encounters" A Touch of Frost [178]
2003 Wally Stevens Mark Linn-Baker "Probability" Law & Order: Criminal Intent [179]
2003 Theo Carver Chase Johnson, Tyler Johnson, Kavi Faquir, Amyrh Harris, Terrell Ransom Jr., Kyler Pettis and Cameron Johnson Days of Our Lives [180]
2004 Bob Melnikov Dmitry Chepovetsky ReGenesis [181]
2005 Jerry Espenson Christian Clemenson Boston Legal [182]
2005 Keith Thompson Bubba Lewis "You Are Here" The Closer [183]
2005 Spencer Reid Matthew Gray Gubler Criminal Minds [184]
2006 Adam Braeden Lemasters "Lines in the Sand" House M.D. [185]
2006 Kevin Blake Meschach Peters and Trevor Jackson From the pilot to the season 4 premiere Eureka [186]
2006 Cole Peterson Brent Harris "Saving Sammy" Cold Case [187]
2007 Brandon Powell Jake Cherry "Fear Itself" The 4400 [188]
2007 Karla Bentham Jessica Baglow Series 3 Episode 1 to Series 5 Episode 20 Waterloo Road [189]
2008 Connor DeLaurier A.J. Saudin Degrassi: The Next Generation [190]
2008 Virginia Dixon Mary McDonnell "These Ties That Bind"
"All By Myself"
"Beat Your Heart Out"
Grey's Anatomy [191]
2009 Robert Daly Sam Peter Corry Fair City [192][193]
2009 Gabrielle Jacobs Virginie Le Brun Shortland Street [194]
2009 Jonah Jeremiah "JJ" Jones Ollie Barbieri Skins [195]
2009 Abed Nadir Danny Pudi[o] Community [197][198]
2010 Max Braverman Max Burkholder Parenthood [199]
2010 Carl Gould Dwayne Hill "When Carl Met George" Arthur [200]
2010 Gus Carmichael Noah Marullo Tracy Beaker Returns/The Dumping Ground [201]
2010 Micaela Gómez Monica Spear La mujer perfecta (The Perfect Woman) [202]
2011 Gary Bell Ryan Cartwright Alphas [203]
2011 The parallel universe version of Astrid Farnsworth Jasika Nicole Fringe [204]
2011 Saga Norén Sofia Helin The Bridge [205]
2012 Jacob "Jake" Bohm David Mazouz Touch [206]
2012 Shahir Hamza Huse Madhavji Saving Hope [207]
2012 Birgit Goethals Ruth Becquart episodes 1-10 Clan [208]
2013 Sonya Cross Diane Kruger The Bridge [209]
2013 Noah Hoynes Oscar Kennedy The Politician's Husband [210]
2013 Park Shi-on Joo Won Good Doctor [211][212]
2014 Rebecca Blithely Melissa Farman Strange Empire [213]
2015 Isadora Smackle Cecilia Balagot Girl Meets World [214]
2015 Stina Vik Esmeralda Struwe Modus [215]
2016 Fiona 'Mittens' Helbron Betty Gilpin "Murder Ex Machina"
"A View with a Room"
"Ready or Not"
Elementary [216]
2016 Jason Haynes Jules Robertson[p] Holby City [217]
2017 Julia Stacey Gordon Sesame Street [218]
2017 Shaun Murphy Freddie Highmore The Good Doctor [219]
2017 Sam Gardner Keir Gilchrist Atypical [220]
2017 Dean Simms Harold Perrineau Claws [221]
2017 Pablo Jake Williamson (voice), William and Oliver Burns (live-action)[q] Pablo [222]
2018 Entrapta Christine Woods She-Ra and the Princesses of Power [223][224]
2018 Townes Linderman Daniel Maslany Impulse [225]
2018 Greta Allinson Zoe Croft[r] Holby City [217]
2018 Brooke Hathaway Tylan Grant[s] Hollyoaks [227]
2018 Ruby Spark Maddy Hill Casualty [228]
2018 Zohar Naomi Levov On the Spectrum [229]
Ron Niv Majar
Amit Ben Yosipovich
2019 Lana Moore Vered Blonstein "Xin" The Good Doctor [230]
2019 Dawkins Rhys Isaac-Jones 101 Dalmatian Street [231]
2020 Matilda Moss Kayla Cromer[t] Everything's Gonna Be Okay [232]
Drea Lillian Carrier[u] [citation needed]
Jeremy Carsen Warner[v] [233]
Nicholas Josh Thomas[w] [234]
2020 AJ Gadgets Jadiel Dowlin Hero Elementary [235]
2020 Sean George Yionoulis[x] "Nancy's New Friend" Fancy Nancy [236]
2020 Harlan Justin Paul Kelly The Umbrella Academy [237]
2020 Moon Sang-tae Oh Jung-Se (adult)

Lee Kyu-Sung (child)

It's okay to not be okay
2021 C.J. Ty Parker "The New Abnormal" 9-1-1
2021 Max Israel Thomas-Bruce[y] "Daniel's New Friend Max" Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood [239]
2021 Han Geu-Ru Tang Jun-sang Move to Heaven [240]
2021 Sara Eriksson Frida Argento[z] Young Royals [242]
2022 Jack Hoffman Rick Glassman[aa] As We See It [244]
Harrison Dietrich Albert Rutecki[ab]
Violet Wu Sue Ann Pien[ac]
2022 Steven Grant Oscar Isaac Moon Knight [245]
2022 Woo Young-woo Park Eun-bin Extraordinary Attorney Woo [246]
2022 Jack Schneider Kayleigh Jayne What's The Rule [247]

Theater[edit]

Year Character Play Playwright Ref.
1955 Dame Edna Everage Various stage and television productions Barry Humphries[ad] [248][249]
1997 "Spoonface" Steinberg Spoonface Steinberg Lee Hall [250]
2019 Laurence All in a Row Alex Oates [251]

Video games[edit]

Year Character Actor(s) Video game Notes Ref.
2001 Charlie Kane's unnamed son Ian Axness Twisted Metal Black [252][253]
2002 Cassandra Murata n/a; game does not feature voice acting Rage of the Dragons Evoga Entertainment's website describes Cassandra as developing "an autistic case".[254] [254]
2005 Jade (The Indigo Child) n/a; silent Fahrenheit [255]
2005 Murky Tatiana Vesyolkina Pathologic Also appears in Pathologic 2 [256]
2007 Dr. Brigid Tenenbaum Anne Bobby BioShock She also appears in BioShock 2, BioShock 2: Minerva's Den, and is referenced in BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea. [257][258]
2007 Simone Cole Michelle Specht Clive Barker's Jericho [259]
2010 David Archer Jesse Gervais Mass Effect 2 Appears in the downloadable mission "Overlord". [260]
2011 River Wyles n/a; game does not feature voice acting To the Moon [261]
2012 Amy Kriss Logan (grunts) Amy [262][263]
2012 Patricia Tannis Colleen Clinkenbeard Borderlands 2 In the mission briefing for "Hidden Journals" she is referred to as "an insane introvert with Asperger's". [264][265]
2014 Cole James Norton Dragon Age: Inquisition Patrick Weekes confirmed in an interview with BioFan that Cole was heavily inspired by their autistic nephew.[266] [267][266]
2016 Symmetra Anjali Bhimani Overwatch Referred to as "on the spectrum" in the comic "A Better World"[268] and was also confirmed to be autistic by the comic's writer[269] as well as Overwatch's game director.[270] [271][270]
2016 Josh Sauchak Jonathan Dubsky Watch Dogs 2 [272][273]
2017 Rell Stefan Martello Warframe Rebecca Ford has suggested that Rell has autism, whereas Steve Sinclair has stated that Rell has Asperger's syndrome. [274] [275]
2017 Gin Ibushi n/a; game does not feature voice acting Your Turn To Die In Chapter 3-1B, Gin explicitly stated that he has autism in his lost memory. [276]
2019 Wattson Justine Huxley Apex Legends Tom Casiello has confirmed that Wattson is on the spectrum. [277]
2020 Boyfriend Kawai Sprite Friday Night Funkin It was confirmed by Ninjamuffin on a livestream.

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Labelle is autistic herself.[6]
  2. ^ Jacques is self-diagnosed autistic.[9]
  3. ^ Ivany is autistic himself.[27]
  4. ^ Mitic is autistic herself.[44]
  5. ^ Clark is autistic themself.[59]
  6. ^ Narrator Barry Humphries is autistic himself.[67]
  7. ^ Reed is autistic himself.[76]
  8. ^ Bandy is autistic herself.[112]
  9. ^ Angleberger is autistic himself.[147]
  10. ^ Smale is autistic herself.[158]
  11. ^ Duyvis is autistic herself.[162]
  12. ^ Hoang was diagnosed with autism herself following her daughter's diagnosis; this influenced the development of The Kiss Quotient and her subsequent books.[164]
  13. ^ Kapit is autistic herself.
  14. ^ McNicoll is autistic herself.[168]
  15. ^ Series creator Dan Harmon is self-diagnosed autistic.[196]
  16. ^ Robertson is autistic himself.
  17. ^ The series features an entirely autistic voice cast and writing team.[222]
  18. ^ Croft is autistic herself.
  19. ^ Grant is autistic themself.[226]
  20. ^ Cromer is autistic herself.[232]
  21. ^ Carrier is autistic herself.
  22. ^ Warner is autistic himself.[233]
  23. ^ Thomas is autistic himself.[234]
  24. ^ Yionoulis is autistic himself.[236]
  25. ^ Thomas-Bruce is autistic himself.[238]
  26. ^ Argento is autistic herself.[241]
  27. ^ Glassman is autistic himself.[243]
  28. ^ Rutecki is autistic himself.[243]
  29. ^ Pien is autistic herself.[243]
  30. ^ Humphries is autistic himself.[67]

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