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15th Jun '17 11:10:37 AM lillolillo
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* In ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', Kaidou Kaoru always eats lunch alone... the the point that the other students in his class ''scoot their desks away from his'' in order to give him a wide berth. In this case, it's not so much that he's shunned as [[FaceOfAThug that everyone is scared of him/creeped out by his aloof attitude]]. It doesn't help that he eats [[SupremeChef his mother's]] very high-quality traditional food in an overly reverent manner, which freaks them out.
* In the beginning of ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', Nagisa Furukawa is eating lunch alone at school, because she's repeating her last year, so she doesn't know anyone in the current senior class.

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* In ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', Kaidou Kaoru always eats lunch alone... the to the point that the other students in his class ''scoot their desks away from his'' in order to give him a wide berth. In this case, it's not so much that he's shunned as [[FaceOfAThug that everyone is scared of him/creeped out by his aloof attitude]]. It doesn't help that he eats [[SupremeChef his mother's]] very high-quality traditional food in an overly reverent manner, which freaks them out.
* In the beginning of ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'', Nagisa Furukawa is eating lunch alone at school, school because she's repeating her last year, so she doesn't know anyone in the current senior class.



* Justified in a TearJerker way in ''Anime/AngelBeats''. Due to the system that the afterlife works in, Angel will always eat alone since [[spoiler: being friends with her is automatic grounds to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]]. [[http://i42.tinypic.com/a48zk2.jpg This picture sums her life up,]] and for all we know, she may have lived this "life" for ''years''.
** Granted that this was the [[InvokedTrope implication]], not the truth, as the members of the of the main cast found out[[spoiler: when they befriend her, it still takes quite a while before they're able to 'move on'. She would eat alone because the people she wanted to help were antagonistic towards her instead.]]

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* Justified in a TearJerker tear-jerker way in ''Anime/AngelBeats''. Due to the system that the afterlife works in, Angel will always eat alone since [[spoiler: being friends with her is automatic grounds to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]]. [[http://i42.tinypic.com/a48zk2.jpg This picture sums her life up,]] and for all we know, she may have lived this "life" for ''years''.
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''years''. Granted that this was the [[InvokedTrope implication]], implication, not the truth, as the members of the of the main cast found out[[spoiler: when they befriend her, it still takes quite a while before they're able to 'move on'. She would eat alone because the people she wanted to help were antagonistic towards her instead.]]



* Happens several times in Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} books:
** In ''Comicbook/SupergirlRebirth'' the titular heroine eats lunch alone when she is transferred to her new school since everyone thinks she's a weirdo.
** In ''Comicbook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'': Early on, Linda eats lunch alone because she is shunned and bullied the whole time by cruel schoolmates. Later Lena joins her, but both girls are still shunned by everyone else.



* Literature/HarryPotter, at least once.
** Presumably, Harry would have had to do this every day at the Muggle school he attended before Hogwarts considering he was made a social pariah by Dudley's gang and their bullying.

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* Literature/HarryPotter, ''Literature/HarryPotter'', at least once.
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once. Presumably, Harry would have had to do this every day at the Muggle school he attended before Hogwarts considering he was made a social pariah by Dudley's gang and their bullying.



* ''Literature/EndersGame'': The title character at the beginning of his military training.
** Significant in that commanders have their own mess hall; a new commander cannot enter until after his first victory. Typically they're greeted enthusiastically. Ender is not only the youngest and smallest: he's the only commander ever to win in the Battle Room without having first been defeated a few times. The other commanders--envious, spiteful or intimidated--pointedly withhold the congratulatory rituals.

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* ''Literature/EndersGame'': The title character at the beginning of his military training.
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training. Significant in that commanders have their own mess hall; a new commander cannot enter until after his first victory. Typically they're greeted enthusiastically. Ender is not only the youngest and smallest: he's the only commander ever to win in the Battle Room without having first been defeated a few times. The other commanders--envious, spiteful or intimidated--pointedly withhold the congratulatory rituals.
9th May '17 9:28:51 PM SamCurt
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* Yuuta of ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'' in his middle school years, due to his AllOfTheOtherReindeer treatment (for being a CloudcuckooLander due to his teenage delusions of grandeur). Thus he treats Makoto's offer to eat lunch with him in the first episode as [[ThrowTheDogABone a good start]].

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* Yuuta of ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'' in his middle school years, due to his AllOfTheOtherReindeer treatment (for being a CloudcuckooLander due to his teenage delusions extreme case of grandeur).{{Chuunibyou}}). Thus he treats Makoto's offer to eat lunch with him in the first episode as [[ThrowTheDogABone a good start]].
20th Feb '17 8:01:33 PM bt8257
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Very much TruthInTelevision. There are introverted people who enjoy the solitude, and even extroverts with normal social lives are known to do it for various reasons. More rarely, there are numerous anxiety disorders that can make one extremely self-conscious and uncomfortable about having others watch them eat. Another reason for it to happen is that cooking and eating are (somehow) parts of one's culture, so eating together can cause various CultureClash.

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Very much TruthInTelevision. There are introverted people introverts who enjoy the solitude, and even extroverts with normal social lives are known to do it for various reasons. More rarely, there are numerous anxiety disorders that can make one extremely self-conscious and uncomfortable about having others watch them eat. Another reason for it to happen is that cooking and eating are (somehow) parts of one's culture, so eating together can cause various CultureClash.
3rd Feb '17 12:57:02 PM Knight20
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* In WebVideo/StopBullyingNow Milton was this way at first before he got friends.
13th Oct '16 10:39:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the DisneyChannelOriginalMovie ''Brink'', after the title character has a falling-out with his friends, he approaches them one day while they're eating lunch and says, "Can I sit here?" They all say yes... [[YankTheDogsChain and then as soon as he sits down they get up and leave him there]].

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* In the DisneyChannelOriginalMovie Creator/DisneyChannel original movie ''Brink'', after the title character has a falling-out with his friends, he approaches them one day while they're eating lunch and says, "Can I sit here?" They all say yes... [[YankTheDogsChain and then as soon as he sits down they get up and leave him there]].



* Warren Peace from ''Film/SkyHigh'' eats lunch alone until the sidekicks start joining him. He's not happy about it.

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* Warren Peace from ''Film/SkyHigh'' ''Film/SkyHigh2005'' eats lunch alone until the sidekicks start joining him. He's not happy about it.
9th Oct '16 8:08:19 AM Mullon
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** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/fucking-loser-at-movie-all-by-himself,33302/ Fucking Loser At Movie All By Himself]]. Obviously not about eating lunch, but going to the movies alone carries the same stigma (just ask [[ImageBoards /tv/]]).

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** [[http://www.theonion.com/articles/fucking-loser-at-movie-all-by-himself,33302/ Fucking Loser At Movie All By Himself]]. Obviously not about eating lunch, but going to the movies alone carries the same stigma (just ask [[ImageBoards [[Website/FourChan /tv/]]).
25th Jul '16 7:25:49 PM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti''

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* ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti''''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti''
8th Jul '16 9:55:40 PM LadyZoisite
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* ''Webcomic/{{Starfighter}}'': [[http://www.starfightercomic.com/chapter_04_page.php?page=Chapter_04_Page_44 Keeler, despite his friendly demeanor and officer status, is sitting all by himself on the Navigators' side of the mess hall.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Starfighter}}'': [[http://www.starfightercomic.com/chapter_04_page.php?page=Chapter_04_Page_44 Keeler, despite his friendly demeanor and officer status, is sitting all by himself alone at a table on the Navigators' side of the mess hall.]]
8th Jul '16 9:54:19 PM LadyZoisite
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* ''Webcomic/{{Starfighter}}'': [[http://www.starfightercomic.com/chapter_04_page.php?page=Chapter_04_Page_44 Keeler, despite his friendly demeanor and officer status, is sitting all by himself on the Navigators' side of the mess hall.]]
13th Apr '16 8:54:04 AM Lolitroy
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* In ''Literature/FindingSnowflakes'' the main character, who suffers from NoSocialSkills. He usually reads to avoid mortification and insists fictional characters ''technically'' count as people.
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