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6th Apr '16 7:13:17 PM Doug86
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* In one ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' comic during Tim Drake's tenure as Robin, Tim complains to Alfred about Bruce's moodiness and how it probably means that Batman will be going alone for the night. Alfred replies to Tim that even in a crowd, Bruce is always alone.

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* In one ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' comic during Tim Drake's tenure as Robin, Tim complains to Alfred about Bruce's moodiness and how it probably means that Batman will be going alone for the night. Alfred replies to Tim that even in a crowd, Bruce is always alone.
6th Apr '16 6:59:08 PM Doug86
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* Played with in the opening to the first ''Anime/{{Hell Girl}}'' season. Near the end of it, we see a greyed-out, bustling crowd, with the Hell Girl herself in the middle of the crush, staring in full colour at the camera. Possibly used in this case to highlight that Ai is not part of this world, and as such literally alone in the crowd.

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* Played with in the opening to the first ''Anime/{{Hell Girl}}'' season. Near the end of it, we see a greyed-out, bustling crowd, with the Hell Girl herself in the middle of the crush, staring in full colour color at the camera. Possibly used in this case to highlight that Ai is not part of this world, and as such literally alone in the crowd.



* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'': John Preston after he goes off his emotion-supressing meds. Probably many of the sense offenders as well, but the movie doesn't focus on them.

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* ''Film/{{Equilibrium}}'': John Preston after he goes off his emotion-supressing emotion-suppressing meds. Probably many of the sense offenders as well, but the movie doesn't focus on them.



* Played out literally in Fritz Leiber's "You're All Alone" where the awakened, such as the protagonist, are surrounded by people acting out the automaton of everyday life life while the awakened find themselves getting more and more out of synch with the script as time passes.

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* Played out literally in Fritz Leiber's "You're All Alone" where the awakened, such as the protagonist, are surrounded by people acting out the automaton of everyday life life while the awakened find themselves getting more and more out of synch with the script as time passes.



* ''Series/{{Homeland}}'' literalises the trope to chilling effect during an episode in series 1, when Dana Brody fast-forwards a video she took of her father during a visit to Gettysburg -- and shows him standing ''completely still'' as the crowd blurs around him.

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* ''Series/{{Homeland}}'' literalises literalizes the trope to chilling effect during an episode in series 1, when Dana Brody fast-forwards a video she took of her father during a visit to Gettysburg -- and shows him standing ''completely still'' as the crowd blurs around him.



* A truly heartbreaking version happens in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Return Of Harmony Part 2". [[spoiler:[[BigBad Discord]] has [[BreakTheCutie broken Twilight completely]] and sent her over the DespairEventHorizon by turning her friends against her by breaking and brainwashing them. He then one ups this by [[DrivenToMadness driving all of Equestria insane]] ''except'' Twilight. We see her walking dejctedly through town, surrounded by the citizens of Ponyville she's spent the entire last season with, but unable to turn to a single one for help because of Discord's actions, not even her TrueCompanions.]]

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* A truly heartbreaking version happens in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Return Of Harmony Part 2". [[spoiler:[[BigBad Discord]] has [[BreakTheCutie broken Twilight completely]] and sent her over the DespairEventHorizon by turning her friends against her by breaking and brainwashing them. He then one ups this by [[DrivenToMadness driving all of Equestria insane]] ''except'' Twilight. We see her walking dejctedly dejectedly through town, surrounded by the citizens of Ponyville she's spent the entire last season with, but unable to turn to a single one for help because of Discord's actions, not even her TrueCompanions.]]
18th Nov '15 3:29:00 PM eroock
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->''Because nothing sucks worse than feeling alone, no matter how many people are around.''

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->''Because ->''"Because nothing sucks worse than feeling alone, no matter how many people are around.''"''
23rd Oct '15 4:34:47 AM StFan
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* Andrew Stanton stated that in ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}'', a major theme was the contrast between WALL-E's isolation in the first part of the film to the presence of this trope on board the ''Axiom''.

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* Andrew Stanton stated that in ''WesternAnimation/{{WALL-E}}'', ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', a major theme was the contrast between WALL-E's WALL•E's isolation in the first part of the film to the presence of this trope on board the ''Axiom''.
25th Aug '15 5:39:11 PM jamespolk
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* DiscussedTrope in ''Film/{{Lonesome}}'', which is about two single, lonely people who live in the teeming mass of humanity that is Manhattan.
--> '''Jim''': It's funny how lonesome a fella can be, especially with a million people around him.
9th Aug '15 10:49:21 AM jccw227
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* In one ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' comic during Tim Drake's tenure as Robin, Tim complains to Alfred about Bruce's moodiness and how it probably means that Batman will be going alone for the night. Alfred replies to Tim that even in a crowd, Bruce is always alone.
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23rd Jul '15 2:22:30 PM MFLuder
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* The 1980's ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' revival, episode called "To See the Invisible Man". The protagonist is sentenced to be "invisible" for a year (really just aggressively ignored by everyone), and so spends most of the episode with people moving around him as if he wasn't there.

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* The 1980's ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' revival, ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'' episode called "To See the Invisible Man". The protagonist is sentenced to be "invisible" for a year (really just aggressively ignored by everyone), and so spends most of the episode with people moving around him as if he wasn't there.
25th May '15 8:26:11 PM GlassSpires
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* Sometimes people with depression or another milder mental illness can look at a huge group of people and say "I'm not one of them", because they truly feel like they don't belong.
** Scratch that, make that anyone who's ever been lonely.
*** In other words, everyone.

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* Sometimes people with depression or another milder mental illness can look At some point, everyone has looked at a huge group of people and say "I'm not one of them", because they truly feel like they don't belong.
** Scratch that, make that anyone who's ever been lonely.
*** In other words, everyone.
belong.
3rd May '15 10:23:10 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Film/{{Titanic}}'', right before Rose attempts suicide, she's sitting at the table in the lobby, narrating, but her body doesn't move. This is less to do with a shocking revelation, and more to do with her feeling that if she screamed, no one would hear, or even care.

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* In ''Film/{{Titanic}}'', ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', right before Rose attempts suicide, she's sitting at the table in the lobby, narrating, but her body doesn't move. This is less to do with a shocking revelation, and more to do with her feeling that if she screamed, no one would hear, or even care.
9th Apr '15 12:26:16 PM intastiel
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* In ''webcomic/RedsPlanet'', [[http://www.redsplanet.com/comic/rp/ch03/chapter-three-30-31/ Red is alone while the aliens pair off and tell each other about the abduction.]]

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* In ''webcomic/RedsPlanet'', ''Webcomic/RedsPlanet'', [[http://www.redsplanet.com/comic/rp/ch03/chapter-three-30-31/ Red is alone while the aliens pair off and tell each other about the abduction.]]



* A truly heartbreaking version happenes in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Return Of Harmony Part 2". [[spoiler:[[BigBad Discord]] has [[BreakTheCutie broken Twilight completely]] and sent her over the DespairEventHorizon by turning her friends against her by breaking and brainwashing them. He then one ups this by [[DrivenToMadness driving all of Equestria insane]] ''except'' Twilight. We see her walking dejctedly through town, surrounded by the citizens of Ponyville she's spent the entire last season with, but unable to turn to a single one for help because of Discord's actions, not even her TrueCompanions.]]

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* A truly heartbreaking version happenes happens in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "The Return Of Harmony Part 2". [[spoiler:[[BigBad Discord]] has [[BreakTheCutie broken Twilight completely]] and sent her over the DespairEventHorizon by turning her friends against her by breaking and brainwashing them. He then one ups this by [[DrivenToMadness driving all of Equestria insane]] ''except'' Twilight. We see her walking dejctedly through town, surrounded by the citizens of Ponyville she's spent the entire last season with, but unable to turn to a single one for help because of Discord's actions, not even her TrueCompanions.]]



* [[http://awkwardedmilibandmoments.tumblr.com/post/13678449610/ed-realised-that-he-hadnt-bought-any-milk-and-the This photo]] of UK Labour Party Leader and prime ministerial candidate Ed Miliband.
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