One major way that asexual characters are implicitly portrayed is via “desexualization,” or portraying characters who do not have sex or relationships within a piece of media as unattractive in some way. This shunts any discussion of the intricacies of asexuality to the side. It also harms groups that are not seen as conventionally attractive on grounds of body shape, personality, race, ability, and the like. These are characters like the overweight Norm on Cheers, or Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory. Alongside perpetuating a gross oversimplification of asexuality while simultaneously rendering the group near invisible, desexualizing also harms the minority groups portrayed as undesirable.