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24th Apr '17 1:19:43 PM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/TheSouthernReachTrilogy'': The biologist is an extreme introvert who'd much rather observe plants and animals than interact with people and has never had any friends. The closest thing she had to that was knowing the friends of her husband.
24th Apr '17 8:10:31 AM Nadim
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*A {{Running Gag}} in ''Series/{{Jessie}}'' is that Ravi doesn't have any friends besides his pet lizard, Mrs Kibblings.
28th Mar '17 2:52:17 PM elemt
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* ''Series/{{Galavant}}'' never mentions any friends from his childhood, and when he dies and Death gathers all the people who care about him to sing their goodbyes it includes his ex-girlfriend Madalena, now an evil queen who despises him, and "some random guy", seemingly included to stop the song being too short.
--> ''''Galavant:''' What happened, I just ran out of friends?
19th Mar '17 11:59:19 AM Gamermaster
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* Averted in ''Manga/{{Fullmapla}}. One would think that Makoto's [[TalkingWithSigns bizarre method of communication]] would mean that she's never had any friends, but it's stated that she did have friends in middle school (they just all went to different high schools).

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* Averted in ''Manga/{{Fullmapla}}.''Manga/{{Fullmapla}}''. One would think that Makoto's [[TalkingWithSigns bizarre method of communication]] would mean that she's never had any friends, but it's stated that she did have friends in middle school (they just all went to different high schools).
19th Mar '17 11:57:37 AM Gamermaster
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* Averted in ''Manga/{{Fullmapla}}. One would think that Makoto's [[TalkingWithSigns bizarre method of communication]] would mean that she's never had any friends, but it's stated that she did have friends in middle school (they just all went to different high schools).
14th Mar '17 9:00:21 AM kquinn0830
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** Remus Lupin is another character who suffered from this trope in his early years. It's implied that this is a result of his [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent lycanthropy]], and probably was caused by a combination of the FantasticRacism prevalent in the wizarding world and the fact that his parents basically put the rest of their lives on hold in an attempt to find a cure. In any case, it's the main reason why he was unable to prevent his friends' bullying of Severus Snape during their school years: he was so grateful to finally have friends that he didn't want to do anything that would turn them against him.

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** Remus Lupin is another character who suffered from this trope in his early years. It's implied that this is As a result of his [[OurWerewolvesAreDifferent lycanthropy]], lycanthropy]] and probably was caused by a combination of the FantasticRacism prevalent in the wizarding world and the fact that world, his parents basically put the rest of their lives on hold in an attempt had to hide and move him around a lot while they attempted to find a cure. In any case, it's cure and keep him from infecting anyone else. It's the main reason why he was unable to prevent his friends' bullying of Severus Snape during their school years: he was so grateful to finally have friends that he didn't want to do anything that would turn them against him.
22nd Feb '17 12:15:44 PM MJaxon
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* ''Film/TheWeddingRinger'', Both Jimmy and Doug suffer from this. Doug's family constantly moved around when he was a kid, while Jimmy was just a loner. [[spoiler: They end up becoming best friends and go on a trip to tahiti on Doug's first guy trip at the end of the movie.]]
20th Feb '17 8:00:41 PM bt8257
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* '''Lack of self confidence:''' Similar to the one above, the character may believe he is not worthy of other people's friendship while [[IJustWantToBeNormal craving acceptance.]] Or possibly [[IJustWantToBeSpecial they want to feel like they are important, but don't]]. Many ShrinkingViolet characters are prone to this.

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* '''Lack of self confidence:''' Similar to the one above, the character may believe he is not worthy of other people's friendship while [[IJustWantToBeNormal craving acceptance.]] Or possibly [[IJustWantToBeSpecial they want to feel like they are they're important, but don't]]. Many ShrinkingViolet characters are prone to this.
17th Feb '17 8:37:06 PM JJIncognitus
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* In ''Film/TheForceAwakens'', Rey was alone on Jakku for over a decade, and appeared to spend most of her time scavenging the wrecks old ships. Based on her initial reaction to having her hand grabbed by Finn, she was not used to being touched either
5th Feb '17 5:56:08 PM IndirectActiveTransport
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[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* Unlike most professional wrestlers, Seleziya Sparx had no prior athletic background. She didn't identify with any group growing up and continued to struggle to make friends in her chosen profession, though she found a group very eager to bring her into Wrestling/RingOfHonor: The House Of Truth. Unfortunately the HOT were not just made up of bad people but were already on the path to collapse. Her efforts to appease HOT's top prospect Matt Taven [[UngratefulBastard were taken for granted]] and she drifted in the promotion without the purpose Truth Martini's stable gave her until she again found a group eager to take her in, the DarkerAndEdgier PaintItBlack second coming of the HOT.[[/folder]]
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