Which fictional/historical characters do you headcanon as ace and why?
Florence Nightingale is my historical hero. Sure she was a nurse (like me!) but also she was a smart, curious, and motivated woman, who was interested in doing things the smart way, and doing whatever it takes to get things done. She was considered a bitch by many bc she was forthright and stubborn, but also knew how to turn on the charm when it’s what she needed to get things done. She also basically created statistics.
And I think she was aroace. Not just because she never had a partner, or any significant relationships. She did have several close meaningful friendships. Some of them could have definitely turned into romantic relationships. One almost ended up in her being engaged. But it didn’t because Flo felt like there was ‘something missing’. She didn’t understand why people wanted to get married, or be partnered. She felt like there was some missing quality that other people had that she didn’t. So she ignored all that stuff and fought the society that wanted her to be a good little stay at home woman and went off to be kick arse instead and I love her.
Who do you headcanon as ace? Are there clues that make you think that or are they just great characters that ended up without romances?