General brainweird headcanons?

Discussion in 'Braaaaiiiinnnns...' started by Acey, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    I know we have a sperg headcanons thread, but what about other brainweirds?

    My big one is that I headcanon Amethyst from SU as having BPD. She checks off a lot of symptoms, and I relate really strongly to a lot of those symptoms--for instance, her (extremely manipulative and fucked up) actions in Maximum Capacity, and her "I'm bad and you shouldn't be around me" line in On The Run, and her distorted sense of self and need to please Garnet (and desire to not think about herself too much) in Reformed.

    I also have a specific headcanon regarding Sollux's bipolar disorder--specifically, that he (like me) has rapid-cycling type 2. He never shows any signs of full-fledged mania, which is in keeping with type 2 bipolar disorder, and he tends more heavily towards depression, which is also more common with type 2. And given how his swings seem to last relatively shortly...yeah. Again, this personal experience talking.

    (also type two i mean he's sollux)

    Anyone else got some?
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  2. Mercury

    Mercury Well-Known Member

    Heck yes to Sollux being bipolar type 2! I remember back when I got into fandom there was Discourse about how Sollux was clearly only bipolar as part of his shtick because he didn't act bipolar, which left me very ??? because yes? He does? Us type 2s know it well.

    In Dragon Age, it isn't so much of a headcanon since Word of God said he intentionally wrote Anders as bipolar, but he's another one I'd put in the type 2 pile, who's more and more inclined to mixed states instead of hypomanias as the game wears on.

    And Sera from Dragon Age:Inquisition clearly has ADHD. She talks rapid-fire and in a way that implies her thoughts are all over the place, she often does things and can't remember how she did them later on, acts 'weird' as far as literally every character but the actual spirit is concerned, and in the last DLC, while her speech has slowed down a little and she's a bit easier to understand, has an idle animation where she literally cannot sit still. It's like she learned how to channel it by stimming through movement, and it's great.
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  3. spockandawe

    spockandawe soft and woolen and writhing with curiosity

    Ahh, I know I have more of these relating to homestuck, but I'm having trouble remembering them off the top of my head. I do headcanon Brainstorm from transformers as being ADHD (projecting, wheee) because the combination of how he can come across as a flaky weirdo, with how people don't seem to notice how the hyperfocus can click on and he can put in ridiculous amounts of intense work towards a goal he cares about. And I think it barely counts a headcanon because it's so overt, but Ultra Magnus really seems to have issues with semi-debilitating OCD.

    I know I'm forgetting things from homestuck and transformers, because both of them have such huge casts and I'm having trouble focusing down on anything today (never mind even remembering things from outside my special interests right now :P ), but I'll be back later if/when I remember more.
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  4. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel certainly something

    Seconding BPD Amethyst. When I was first understanding what BPD was coincided with me watching Steven Universe, and it was like, oh, BPD is when you're Amethyst but also not a magic purble cartoon alium. Which, just, ow? That's a little tautological, I know, but Acey already covered the main points. There was also a line in Tiger Millionaire about how she doesn't let anyone make her feel anything, which is painfully false but also lines up with black and white thinking.

    I'm sure I have more of these, I'll post when I can remember them.
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  5. Mala

    Mala Well-Known Member

    Thirding BPD Amethyst do hard. On the Run and Reformed are such BPD episodes. Steven seems a bit ADHD to me as well, mostly because of one early episode where he's throwing all this stuff in his backpack and he forgets the mission critical item sitting right there.
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  6. Aondeug

    Aondeug Cringe Annoying Ass Female Lobster

    Porrim has depression. Kanaya has OCD. The Handmaid has BPD. Will explain after class.
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  7. Acey

    Acey hand extended, waiting for a shake

    I actually tend to write human!Damara as having BPD or something similar (because I project like a mofo), so I'm very curious about all this. :D
  8. BlackholeKG

    BlackholeKG I saw you making fire

    I don't have many headcanons of this sort per-se, other than the fact that at this point you could probably take any group of Homestuck protagonists and put them in a room and a least half of them would be depressed. Boy, the comic sure is a breeding ground for characters with The Sads™.
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  9. peripheral

    peripheral Stacy's Dad Is Also Pretty Rad

    Ruby from RWBY is autistic, I think.
    Special interest (weapons) plus more things I'm bad at describing and a whole lot of projecting.
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  10. spockandawe

    spockandawe soft and woolen and writhing with curiosity

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  11. liminal

    liminal I'm gonna make it through this year if it kills me

    I think Lars is depressed and has really bad anxiety... but that is practically canon?

    What isn't canon (that I think is plausible until we get any kind of info on his home life) is that is that either he has npd or a lot of his narcissistic traits and behaviors are fleas. He's pretty self centered, and he always comes up with excuses for why his behavior is everyone else's fault, but what has me leaning towards npd is that even though he's had multiple episodes where he could have changed his behavior, even a tiny bit, but he never does! He's one of the few characters who hasn't really developed since his introduction, aside from learning more about his motivations. Sure he might be apologetic at the end of an episode, and it might look like he changed a little bit, but the next episode hits the reset button and he's back to being a self centered jerk. However it's also possible that he just has a really bad case of fleas, because when he does care about people it seems genuine?
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  12. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    I had a lovely experience a month or two ago when I was reading a book and said to someone who had already finished it, "Am I the only one who's seriously starting to headcanon [character] as autistic?" And my friend said, "Actually, the author confirmed that she was in an interview" and I was like ":::DDD :::DDD :::DDD"
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  13. strictly quadrilateral

    strictly quadrilateral alive, alive, alive!

    title please
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  14. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    It was someone from the second Mistborn series. (I keep accidentally plugging Brandon Sanderson over and over on Kintsugi, it's weird. :::PPP)

    She talks a lot at one point about having to work to figure out how people are feeling and interpret expressions and body language (and is actually much better at it than the protag, but still feels like she's much worse at it than everyone else because they do it naturally and she doesn't), has a special interest in accounting (at one point she gets the main character engaged in a hunt to figure out why there was a four dollar shortfall on their budget, it's adorable), and makes plans for all the things because she gets anxious at uncertainty. She's got pretty low self-esteem because she thinks of herself as weird and boring, but gets off on danger and adventure and flying through the sky.

    And both the main character and his sidekick in that series pretty transparently have PTSD.

    And Vin from the original Mistborn trilogy has... probably a lot of things, that girl needs therapy.

    Brandon said that one of the characters from the Stormlight Archive is also autistic (Renarin Kholin), though that one wasn't as obvious to me because he's gotten less screen time so far.

    ...Though speaking of Stormlight, Kaladin absolutely has Seasonal Affective Disorder. Like, I think this might have been intentional canon. General depression definitely is, and a really bad decision he makes at one point happens partially because he was in a horrible emotional state from a 2X Depression Combo.

    EDIT: Oh, and autistic headcanon but this one's not confirmed: Kaladin's little brother Tien.
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  15. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Of course, this is the exact same problem I have with Radiant Historia: I can hold court for hours, but nobody here knows the thing and thus has any idea what I'm talking about. :::PPP

    (My only real brainweird headcanons for that, incidentally, are PTSD ones. I refuse to believe our dear protagonist went through that much amazingly terrible stuff and watched everyone he cared about die and everything he loved be destroyed over and over because of his mistakes and failures and came out of it entirely okay.)
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  16. spockandawe

    spockandawe soft and woolen and writhing with curiosity

    Oh! That's exciting! I'm halfway through Vin's trilogy and loving it, and I didn't even realize there more published in same the universe. That's awesome, because I love allomancy a lot and only having one trilogy would be such a waste. I've been struggling to focus enough to read lately, but this is a nice bit of extra motivation to keep pushing on and pick up his other books too.
  17. LadyNighteyes

    LadyNighteyes Wicked Witch of the Radiant Historia Fandom

    Yeah, there's a second series set 300 years later, and he's planning another series in a time period later than that (he wanted to explore how the magic system would work in a world with different tech levels- the second series is Industrial Revolution tech with guns and trains, and the next one is supposed to be space age). It's also fun because by 300 years later, there aren't any full-blooded Mistborn or Feruchemists running around, but there are a TON of Mistings and people with one feruchemical power, including people with one of each. And they know more metals now. So the three main characters are, respectively, a Coinshot who can store weight, a guy who can store health and burn a metal that lets everything in a bubble around him move at superspeed, and a lady who can burn a metal that does the reverse (everything in a bubble around her moves really slowly).
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  18. KingStarscream

    KingStarscream watch_dogs walking advertisement

    A couple people here and in fic have mentioned it, and it really clicks for me: Rodimus with ADD. It pings a lot of the right markers in my head, and I like it a lot in conjunction with a lot of his Need To Appeal To Authortiy. (Alternatively, Rodimus with HPD. Maybe both! Just fuck me up.)

    Pretty sure Chromedome has Canon Depression, and everyone has PTSD, and at this point Starscream has something going on. Paranoia at the least, and definitely all kinds of compulsive lying all around.

    (I've seen some meta about Rung being autistic, and I can see it. I'm not sure I commit to it, but I can definitely see where it comes from.)
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  19. spockandawe

    spockandawe soft and woolen and writhing with curiosity

    In the vein of more transformers, I'd say that Pyro and other bots dealing with primus apotheosis are dealing with a form of robotic body dysmorphic disorder (Pyro even had his voice box reprogrammed to sound more like Optimus Prime). And possibly Guzzle too, because he got himself rebuilt from the ground up, going from a forklift to a 'class three ruination tank,' which was probably about the limit of the augmentation his body could physically handle and increased his fuel consumption about a hundred times over.

    I'd also like to suggest ADHD Whirl, especially given the times when he's chill and happy and enjoying himself. He's just all over the place in a really familiar way (like the day trip scene). And I feel like there's maybe something personality disorder flavored going on there, but I'm blanking on exactly what it would match up to. Also severely, severely depressed Optimus Prime, I'm pretty sure. I also enjoy antisocial personality disorder for Overlord and Trepan, but those two have little enough screen time that it could be something else, if we were able to see into their heads more.
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  20. Deresto

    Deresto Foolish Mortal

    i don't even transformers and i agree on the depressed optimus thing.
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