RedInstead Challenge Day 6: Autistic Characters

My favorite canonically autistic characters are Spencer Reid, Zack Addy, Narset, Julia and Symmetra. As for headcanons (which is why I don’t list Narset with the  Planeswalkers I headcanon as autistic and likewise with Symmetra with the Overwatch heroes, since they’re canon representation), here’s a bit of a giant list

  • Everyone in the Pokemon universe (and I truly mean everyone, I just consider Cyrus a bit of an embarrassment to autistic-kind)
  • All SBURB/SGRUB etc. players from Homestuck (I love someone’s headcanon I read somewhere that the game does that on purpose)
  • Every Warehouse Caretaker, past, present and future, from Warehouse 13 (from good ones like Claudia and Mrs. Frederic to evil ones like Paracelsus) and, as with SBURB, I headcanon the Warehouse does that on purpose, selecting for at least the most autistic traits (because they’re best suited to the responsibility) even if no one (like was the case for most of history) has a diagnosis

Broadway characters

  • Carrie White from Carrie
  • Tracy Turnblad from Hairspray
  • Alexander Hamilton from Hamilton
  • Nina Rosario and Usnavi from In The Heights
  • Matilda Wormwood from Matilda
  • Mark Cohen from Rent
  • Eleanor Fairchild from Starmites
  • Leaf Coneybear, Logainne Schwarzandgrubinierre, Marcy Park and Olive Ostrovsky from The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  • Elder Arnold Cunningham from The Book Of Mormon
  • Ariel from The Little Mermaid
  • Elphaba from Wicked
  • Zanna from Zanna, Don’t

Cartoon characters

  • Buster Baxter, D.W. Read, Fern Walters and Prunella Deegan from Arthur
  • Jackie, Inez and Matt from Cyberchase
  • Dipper and Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls
  • The Question from Justice League Unlimited
  • Arnold, Dorothy Ann and Tim as well as Ms, Frizzle from The Magic School Bus
  • the whole Botsford family as well as Captain Tangent, Dr. Two-Brains, Lady Redundant Woman, Miss Question and Mr. Big from WordGirl

Live-Action TV characters

  • Penelope Garcia from Criminal Minds
  • Douglas Fargo, Henry Deacon, Holly Marten and Jim Taggart from Eureka
  • Emily, Lorelai and Rory Gilmore, Sookie St. James, Lane Kim, Luke Danes and Jess Mariano from Gilmore Girls
  • Audrey Parker and Nathan Wuornos from Haven
  • Henry Mills from Once Upon A Time
  • Kara Danvers from Supergirl
  • Gilda Flip, Marcus Barnes and Manny Spamboni from The Electric Company
  • Barry Allen, Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon, Eobard Thawne, Harrison Wells (in all seen incarnations), Hartley Rathaway and Leonard Snart from The Flash
  • Cassandra Cillian, Dulaque, Ezekiel Jones, Flynn Carsen, Jacob Stone, Jenkins and Lucy Lyon from The Librarians 
  • Sue Heck from The Middle
  • the Bird-Kersee family from The Neighbors (granted, they are aliens, but they do display a lot of traits between them that could be thought of as autistic if they were human, and no, not all are from classic alien “stranger-in-a-strange-land-ness”)
  • Pete Lattimer from Warehouse 13 (Claudia’s mentioned with the other Caretakers above)

Characters from other forms of media (books, movies, etc.)

  • Elsa from Frozen
  • Pip from Great Expectations
  • Luna and Xenophilius Lovegood from Harry Potter
  • Chandra Nalaar, Elspeth Tirel, Jace Beleren, Nissa Revane, Ral Zarek, Saheeli Rai and Tezzeret from Magic: The Gathering (yes, even villains can be autistic without being stereotypical and I have a couple more MtG headcanons but this is just the Planeswalkers)
  • D.va, Efi, Hanzo, Lucio, Orisa and Sombra from Overwatch
  • Annabeth Chase, Leo Valdez and Percy Jackson from the Riordanverse
A little late to the party, but...

Oh my god Warehouse 13. The best…show…ever.

I have this little idea for the end that’s my headcanon where at the end of the series, several years later, Pete and Myka are going down the aisles and doing inventory, like usual. Then, a young girl is running down the aisle with them. Myka tells her to be careful, Pete tells Myka to let her have her fun, and Myka looks at him like she’s saying, ‘Really?’. Myka then says, “Angel, sweetie, stay in sight where Mommy and Daddy can see you okay?”

And the girl is their daughter and it’s so sweet and that’s what I think happened and no one can tell me otherwise.