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 having conditions on the autism spectrum, such as autism, high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome. It is not intended to include speculation.

Comics[edit]

Character Series/Franchise Author/Publisher
Hikaru Azuma[1] With the Light: Raising an Autistic Child Keiko Tobe
Black Manta[2] DC Universe DC Comics
Johnny Do[3][4] Psi-Force Marvel Comics
Legion[5] X-Men Marvel Comics
Mark Shiffron[6] Postal Top Cow Productions
Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards)[7] Fantastic Four Marvel Comics

Film[edit]

Year Character(s) Actor(s) Film
1969 Amanda[8][9] Lorena Kirk[10] Change of Habit
1969

Philip Ransome [11]

Mark Lester Run Wild, Run Free
1986 Eric Gibb[12] Jay Underwood The Boy Who Could Fly
1988 Raymond "Ray" Babbitt[13][14] Dustin Hoffman Rain Man
1990 Shane Costello[15][16] John and Joseph Vizzi Backstreet Dreams
1993 Randall Eberlin[17][18] Jamie Harrold Family Pictures
1993 Sally Matthews[19][20] Asha Menina House of Cards
1994 Michael Barth[21] Bradley Pierce Cries from the Heart
1994 David Goodson[22] Michael Goorjian David's Mother
1994 Henry and Verlin[23] Gary Farmer and Keegan MacIntosh Henry & Verlin
1994 Tim Warden[24] Ben Faulkner Silent Fall
1994 Gregory White[25] Keegan MacIntosh The Innocent
1995 Rosetta Basilio[26] Megan Follows Under the Piano
1997 Kazan[27] Andrew Miller Cube
1998 Simon Lynch[28] Miko Hughes Mercury Rising
1998 Meaghan Robinson[29] Laura Harling Nightworld: Lost Souls
1998 Tracy Sinclair[30] Kulani Hassen Down in the Delta
1999 Molly McKay[31][32] Elisabeth Shue Molly
2000 Cody O'Connor[33] Holliston Coleman Bless the Child
2002 Chloé[34] Adèle Haenel Les Diables
2003 Dewa[35] Dicky Lebrianto Biola Tak Berdawai
2003 Duddits[citation needed] Donnie Wahlberg Dreamcatcher
2004 Vernon Jackson[36][37] Lucas Black Killer Diller
2004 Jovana[38] Jovana Mitic Midwinter Night's Dream
2004 Karl[39] Blake Pittman[40] Somersault
2004 Steven and Philip Morgan[41] Zac Efron and Thomas Lewis Miracle Run
2005 Cho-won[42] Jo Seung-woo Marathon
2005 Rama Krishna[43] Jeeva Raam
2005 Donald Morton and Isabelle Sorenson[44] Josh Hartnett and Radha Mitchell Mozart and the Whale
2006 Bea[45][46] Poppy Rogers Breaking and Entering
2006 Linda Freeman[47] Sigourney Weaver Snow Cake
2007 Ben[48] Greg Timmermans (nl) Ben X
2007 Daniel Connelly[49] Harry Connick, Jr. P.S. I Love You
2007 Anna Woodruff[50] Nikki Haddad Imagination
2008 Charlie Mollison[51] Luke Ford The Black Balloon
2008 Poppy[52] Lizzy Clark Dustbin Baby
2008 Noah Connelly[53] Michael Worth God's Ears
2008 Sarah[54] Skye Bennett Dark Floors
2008 Zen[55] Yanin Vismitananda Chocolate
2009 Charles[56] Gabriel Gaudreault Suzie
2009 Chris[57] James Lance City Rats
2009 Max Horovitz[58][59] Philip Seymour Hoffman Mary and Max
2009 Adam Raki[59] Hugh Dancy Adam
2010 Dafu[60] Wen Zhang Ocean Heaven
2010 Rizwan Khan[61] Shahrukh Khan My Name Is Khan
2010 Mandy[62] Ashley Rickards Fly Away
2010 Terry Marshall[63] Rhett Giles Quantum Apocalypse
2010 Tom Taylor[64] Charlie Tahan Burning Bright
2010 Alan Wheddon[65] Braeden Reed and Luke Benward[66] Dear John
2011 Alfred Jones[67] Ewan McGregor Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
2011 Dana Minor[68] Devon Graye Exodus Fall
2011 Yoav Pomerantz[69] Michael Hanegbi Dr. Pomerantz
2011 Tomer Roshko[70] Michael Moshonov Mabul
2011 Oskar Schell[71] Thomas Horn Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
2011 Mickey Tussler[72] Luke Schroder A Mile in His Shoes
2012 Jhilmil Chatterjee[73] Priyanka Chopra Barfi!
2012 Walter Hill[74] Dexter Darden Joyful Noise
2012 Luke and Zack[75] Lou Taylor Pucci and Seth Green The Story of Luke
2012 Nick Young[76] Booboo Stewart White Frog
2013 Duncan[77] Chris Marquette The Odd Way Home
2013 Haridas[78] Prithviraj Das Haridas
2013 Rafer[79] Grayson Russell Season of Miracles
2014 Riley Morris[80] Riley Polanski Alien Abduction
2016 Christian Wolff[81] Ben Affleck The Accountant
2017 Mária[82] Alexandra Borbély On Body and Soul
2017 Billy Cranston[83] RJ Cyler Power Rangers

Literature[edit]

Year Character(s) Book Author(s) Notes
1996 Seth Garin[84] The Regulators Stephen King King wrote this novel under the pen name Richard Bachman.
1996 Simon Lynch[85][86] Simple Simon Ryne Douglas Pearson This book was adapted into the 1998 film Mercury Rising.
2000 Marty Zellerbach[87] The Hades Factor Robert Ludlum and Gayle Lynds
2002 Darryl McAllister[88] A Wizard Alone Diane Duane
2002 Shepherd O'Connor[89] By the Light of the Moon Dean Koontz
2003 Lou Arrendale and his co-workers[90] Speed of Dark Elizabeth Moon
2003 Seb Taylor[91] Haze Kathy Hoopmann
2003 Christopher Boone[92] The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon
2004 Ben[48] Niets was alles wat hij zei (Nothing Was All He Said) Nic Balthazar The book was adapted into the 2007 film Ben X.
2004 Natalie Flanagan[93][94] Al Capone Does My Shirts Gennifer Choldenko This character also appears in the sequel, Al Capone Shines My Shoes.
2005 Victor Hoppe[95] The Angel Maker Stefan Brijs
2005 Morgan Wiberg[96] The Stone Cutter Camilla Läckberg
2006 David[97] Rules Cynthia Lord
2006 Alan Wheddon[98] Dear John Nicholas Sparks Another character in the book, Richard Tyree, is suggested to have Asperger syndrome.[99]
2008 Jessica Fontaine[100][101] The Language of Others Clare Morrall
2008 Gillian Grayson[102] Mass Effect: Ascension Drew Karpyshyn
2008 Mickey Tussler[103] The Legend of Mickey Tussler Frank Nappi This book was adapted into the 2011 TV film A Mile in His Shoes.
2009 Natalie Flanagan[93] Al Capone Shines My Shoes Gennifer Choldenko This character also appears in the preceding novel, Al Capone Does My Shirts.
2009 Marcelo Sandoval[104] Marcelo in the Real World Francisco X. Stork
2009–2011 Malcolm Decter[105] WWW Trilogy Robert J. Sawyer Character appears in all three books, published between 2009 and 2011.
2010 Jacob Hunt[106] House Rules Jodi Picoult
2010 Max Parkman[107][108] Saving Max Antoinette van Heugten
2010 Hank Rollins[109] The Half-Life of Planets Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin
2010 Caitlin Smith[110][111] Mockingbird Kathryn Erskine
2010 Peter Michael "Little Pete" Ellison[112] Gone Michael Grant (young adult author)
2011 Trueman Bradley[113] Trueman Bradley - Aspie Detective Alexei Maxim Russell
2012 Anthony Donatelli[114] Love Anthony Lisa Genova
2012 Ivan Tarasov[115] Triggers Robert J. Sawyer
2013 Clover Donovan, Oscar Degas and Ned Waverly[116] Viral Nation Shaunta Grimes
2013 Don Tillman[117] The Rosie Project Graeme Simsion
2013 Oscar[118] The Real Boy Anne Ursu
2014 Rose Howard[119] Rain Reign Ann M. Martin
2014 Kurt Bacon[120] Isla and the Happily Ever After Stephanie Perkins
2015 Freddy Wyland[121] Do You Think This Is Strange Aaron Cully Drake
2016 Tiberius "Ty" Blackthorn[122] Lady Midnight Cassandra Clare
2016 Denise Lichtveld[123] On the Edge of Gone Corinne Duyvis The author has autism as well.[124]

Television[edit]

Character Actor(s) Episode(s) Series
Adam[125] Braeden Lemasters "Lines in the Sand" House
Mayuko Amemiya[126] Rie Tomosaka Kimi ga oshiete kureta koto
Gary Bell[127] Ryan Cartwright Alphas
Karla Bentham[128] Jessica Baglow Waterloo Road
Kevin Blake[129] Meschach Peters and Trevor Jackson From the pilot to the season 4 premiere Eureka
Rebecca Blithely[130] Melissa Farman Strange Empire
Jacob "Jake" Bohm[131] David Mazouz Touch
Max Braverman[132] Max Burkholder Parenthood
Laurence Burrell[133] Jim Sturgess "Close Encounters" A Touch of Frost
Carl[134] Dwayne Hill "When Carl Met George" Arthur
Timmy Carson[135] David Hollander "A Test for the Living" Quincy, M.E.
Roy Cropper[136][137] David Neilson Coronation Street
Sonya Cross[138] Diane Kruger The Bridge (2013 TV series)
Robert Daly[139] Sam Peter Corry Fair City
Connor DeLaurier[citation needed] A.J. Saudin Degrassi: The Next Generation
Virginia Dixon[140] Mary McDonnell "These Ties That Bind"
"All By Myself"
"Beat Your Heart Out"
Grey's Anatomy
Jerry Espenson[141] Christian Clemenson Boston Legal
The parallel universe version of Astrid Farnsworth[142] Jasika Nicole Fringe
Micaela Gómez[143] Monica Spear La mujer perfecta (The Perfect Woman)
Gil Grissom[144] William Petersen CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Shahir Hamza[145] Huse Madhavji Saving Hope
Fiona 'Mittens' Helbron[146] Betty Gilpin "Murder Ex Machina"
"A View with a Room"
"Ready or Not"
Elementary
Noah Hoynes[147] Oscar Kennedy The Politician's Husband
Gabrielle Jacobs[148] Virginie Le Brun Shortland Street
Jonah Jeremiah "JJ" Jones[149] Ollie Barbieri Skins
Julia[150] Stacey Gordon Sesame Street
Isidore Latham Ato Essandoh Chicago Med
Bob Melnikov[151] Dmitry Chepovetsky ReGenesis
Lily Montgomery[152] Leven Rambin All My Children
Abed Nadir[153][154] Danny Pudi Community
Saga Norén[155] Sofia Helin The Bridge (Danish/Swedish TV series)
Spencer Reid[156] Matthew Gray Gubler Criminal Minds
Park Shi-on[157][158] Joo Won Good Doctor
Isadora Smackle[159] Cecilia Balagot "Girl Meets Farkle" Girl Meets World
Wally Stevens[160] Mark Linn-Baker "Probability" Law & Order: Criminal Intent
Tommy Westphall[161] Chad Allen St. Elsewhere
Annie Wheaton[162] Kimberly J. Brown Rose Red

Theater[edit]

Year Character Play Playwright
1997 "Spoonface" Steinberg[163] Spoonface Steinberg Lee Hall
2014 Christopher Boone[164] The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Simon Stephens

Video games[edit]

Year Character Video game Notes
2001 Charlie Kane's unnamed son.[165] Twisted Metal Black
2005 Jade (The Indigo Child)[166] Fahrenheit
2007 Dr. Brigid Tenenbaum[167] BioShock She also appears in BioShock 2, BioShock 2: Minerva's Den, and is referenced in BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea.
2007 Simone Cole[168] Clive Barker's Jericho
2010 David Archer[169] Mass Effect 2 Appears in the downloadable mission "Overlord".
2011 River Wyles[170] To The Moon
2012 Amy[171] Amy
2012 Patricia Tannis[172] Borderlands 2 In the mission briefing for "Hidden Journals" she is referred to as "an insane introvert with Asperger's".
2016 Satya "Symmetra" Vaswani[173] Overwatch Referred to as "on the spectrum" in the comic "A Better World" and was also confirmed to be autistic by the comic's writer[174] as well as Overwatch's game director.[175]
2016 Josh Sauchak[176] Watch Dogs 2

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