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22nd May '16 8:29:58 PM LadyNorbert
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* [[spoiler:Stanley Pines]] from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. His only friend was his [[spoiler: twin brotherxj, Stanford]], and after [[spoiler:an accident in high school]], their bond was shattered and [[spoiler:Lee]] became homeless with practically no family or friends. Even as an old man, he still has no friends. This explains why he's so protective of [[spoiler:his family]]. It's the only thing he has left, and he's afraid ''he'll lose it again!''

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* [[spoiler:Stanley Pines]] from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. His only friend was his [[spoiler: twin brotherxj, brother, Stanford]], and after [[spoiler:an accident in high school]], their bond was shattered and [[spoiler:Lee]] became homeless with practically no family or friends. Even as an old man, he still has no friends. This explains why he's so protective of [[spoiler:his family]]. It's the only thing he has left, and he's afraid ''he'll lose it again!''
22nd May '16 8:29:39 PM LadyNorbert
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* [[spoiler:Stan]][[spoiler:ley]] [[spoiler:Pines]] from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. His only friend was his [[spoiler: twin brother]], [[spoiler:Stanford]], and after [[spoiler:an accident in high school]], their bond was shattered and [[spoiler:Lee]] became homeless with practically no family or friends. Even as an old man, he still has no friends. This explains why he's so protective of [[spoiler:his family]]. It's the only thing he has left, and he's afraid ''he'll lose it again!''

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* [[spoiler:Stan]][[spoiler:ley]] [[spoiler:Pines]] [[spoiler:Stanley Pines]] from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. His only friend was his [[spoiler: twin brother]], [[spoiler:Stanford]], brotherxj, Stanford]], and after [[spoiler:an accident in high school]], their bond was shattered and [[spoiler:Lee]] became homeless with practically no family or friends. Even as an old man, he still has no friends. This explains why he's so protective of [[spoiler:his family]]. It's the only thing he has left, and he's afraid ''he'll lose it again!''


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* True of both Herry and Odie in ''WesternAnimation/ClassOfTheTitans''. Herry is a FarmBoy who had a somewhat isolated upbringing in the care of his grandmother. Odie's specific background isn't discussed, but in an episode where the seven teens are preparing to separate, he gloomily notes that "All my friends are in this room."
7th May '16 4:19:42 PM AceyEnn
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** ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' gives us Connie, who has apparently ''never had a single friend in her life.'' This only changes when she meets Steven.

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** * ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' gives us Connie, who has apparently ''never had a single friend in her life.'' This only changes when she meets Steven.
7th May '16 4:19:03 PM AceyEnn
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** ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' gives us Connie, who has apparently ''never had a single friend in her life.'' This only changes when she meets Steven.
30th Apr '16 8:06:15 PM Scorntex
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* ''Series/DoctorWho:'' While it isn't mentioned too often, The Doctor himself apparently had a very lonely and miserable childhood. He once remarks on the unpleasantness of being "the only kid left outside", and when asked if he knows what that's like emphatically replies that he does. In fact, all indications suggest that he had a grand total of one friend his own age growing up, and that was The Master.
30th Apr '16 11:47:14 AM intastiel
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* Hannelore of ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', very much. She grew up on a space station, surrounded by scientists and military personnel and developed crippling SuperOCD at an early age. It becomes apparent that she only really bonded with the space station's sentient AI. When she becomes friends with Marten & Co., she seems genuinely surprised at having friends and is not sure if her parents paid them to hang out with her.
** Also heavily implied to be the case with Emily. She seems no worse for wear about it, though. Presumably because [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} her brains have been keeping her company]].
* Antimony Carver of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' is a combination of the first three. She grew up with and was taught by her mother in a hospital due to her mother's illness, starts attending school in the Court in the middle of the school year, and does not do a very good job of making friends simply due to her temperament. In fact, even after she makes friends with Kat, she remains her only friend for most of her first year.

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* Hannelore of In ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'', very much. She this is a bonding point between many of the main cast:
** Hannelore
grew up on a space station, surrounded by scientists and military personnel and developed crippling SuperOCD at an early age. It becomes apparent that she only really bonded with the space station's sentient AI. When she becomes friends with Marten & Co., she seems genuinely surprised at having friends and is not sure if her parents paid them to hang out with her.
** Also heavily implied to be [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2298 the case case]] with Emily. She seems no worse for wear about it, though. Presumably because [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} her brains have been keeping her company]].
** Pintsize reveals that Marten [[http://questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=2332 was this]] for years before finding his feet in a new social group.
** Marigold is an {{otaku}} and full-time video game geek who has to be coaxed out of her apartment by her RobotBuddy.
* Antimony Carver of ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' is a combination of the first three. She grew up with and was taught by her mother in a hospital due to her mother's illness, starts attending school in the Court in the middle of the school year, and does not do a very good job of making friends simply due to her temperament. In fact, even after she makes friends with Kat, she remains her only friend for most of her first year. Although Kat is the {{Red Oni|BlueOni}} to Antimony's Blue, there are [[http://gunnerkrigg.com/?p=403 signs]] that Kat was [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation fairly solitary]] as well before befriending Antimony.
29th Apr '16 5:32:56 AM Nepeta
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* Stanley Pines from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. His only friend was his twin brother Stanford, and after an accident in high school, their bond was shattered and Lee became homeless with practically no family or friends. Even as an old man, he still has no friends

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* Stanley Pines *[[spoiler:Stan]][[spoiler:ley]] [[spoiler:Pines]] from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls''. His only friend was his [[spoiler: twin brother Stanford, brother]], [[spoiler:Stanford]], and after an [[spoiler:an accident in high school, school]], their bond was shattered and Lee [[spoiler:Lee]] became homeless with practically no family or friends. Even as an old man, he still has no friendsfriends. This explains why he's so protective of [[spoiler:his family]]. It's the only thing he has left, and he's afraid ''he'll lose it again!''
18th Apr '16 10:25:58 AM EDP
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* In the original comic, Will Vandom of ''ComicBook/{{WITCH}}'' lost literally ''all'' her friends a year before the series due [[AllTheOtherReindeers finding out what they really thought of her parents being divorcing]] by [[AMindIsATerribleThingToRead accidentally reading their minds]] and freaking out (losing even the one who, having divorced parents herself, was thinking "So what?"), also influencing her mother into moving to Heatherfield. In the series she has some friends aside the other Guardians, but the only one who isn't linked to her being a Guardian or the other girls is a childhood friend that moved to Heatherfield before the freak-out.
13th Apr '16 5:41:49 PM Josef5678
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': The loner background seems to be the case for Twilight Sparkle, who starts off as being too wrapped up in her studies to make friends. Before the series starts, her social circle was limited to her older brother Shining Armor, her assistant Spike, her mentor Princess Celestia, and her old baby-sitter/surrogate-sister Princess Cadence (who she likely saw rarely to begin with). In fact, the entire series is kicked off when her mentor, Princess Celestia, tells her to "stop reading those dusty old books" and go make some friends already. ([[spoiler:Granted, this was part of a gambit to stop Nightmare Moon, but still...]])

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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The loner background seems to be the case for Twilight Sparkle, who starts off as being too wrapped up in her studies to make friends. Before the series starts, her social circle was limited to her older brother Shining Armor, her assistant Spike, her mentor Princess Celestia, and her old baby-sitter/surrogate-sister Princess Cadence (who she likely saw rarely to begin with). In fact, the entire series is kicked off when her mentor, Princess Celestia, tells her to "stop reading those dusty old books" and go make some friends already. ([[spoiler:Granted, this was part of a gambit to stop Nightmare Moon, but still...]])
10th Apr '16 5:54:50 PM Gamermaster
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** ''Film/PumpUpTheVolume'', Mark just moved to Arizona, coming from East US, and doesn't manage to make friends (unless when he is HHH). He is even EatingLunchAlone.

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** * ''Film/PumpUpTheVolume'', Mark just moved to Arizona, coming from East US, and doesn't manage to make friends (unless when he is HHH). He is even EatingLunchAlone.
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