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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]]
16th Jan '17 8:26:37 PM Ninja857142
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** Sunset Shimmer from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' may also qualify, because [[spoiler:at the end of the movie after being defeated, she admits that she doesn't know anything about friendship, implying that she never had any real friends prior to the movie.]]



** Sunset Shimmer from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' may also qualify, because [[spoiler:at the end of the movie after being defeated, she admits that she doesn't know anything about friendship, implying that she never had any real friends prior to the movie.]]

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** Sunset Shimmer Moondancer from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' may also qualify, because [[spoiler:at "Amending Fences" had an insubstantial social life before her birthday party, which occurred at the end very start of the movie after being defeated, she admits that she doesn't know anything about friendship, implying that series. Twilight's skipping the party basically turned her into a recluse who did nothing but study... pretty much like Twilight would have been if she never had moved to Ponyville. [[spoiler:Worse, Moondancer believed that she didn't have any real friends prior value or true friends, something she tearfully reveals to Twilight at the movie.end. Fortunately, Twilight convinces her to try friendship once again.]]
4th Jan '17 1:51:20 AM Tron80
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** In ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInTheEightGrade'', Linda felt very alone and without friends until she met Lena.
--->'''Linda:''' It's just... I'm so alone, y'know? It's so hard to make friends... and I'm not sure I even like the people in this school anyway.
4th Jan '17 12:12:41 AM Tron80
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} had this issue in the ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' reboot. She was stranded in a strange planet, her family and acquaintances were all dead, she didn't trust her [[Franchise/{{Superman}} cousin]], she had no friends and she felt very lonely and isolated. Her situation led to a DespairEventHorizon combined with a RageBreakingPoint and her becoming a ''[[Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton Red Lantern]]'' for a while.

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** In ''Comicbook/SupermanBrainiac'', Clark is worried about her cousin because Kara feels very alone.
--->'''Clark:''' She was so frightened. And she feels so alone.
** Supergirl
had this issue in the ''Comicbook/{{New 52}}'' reboot. She was stranded in a strange planet, her family and acquaintances were all dead, she didn't trust her [[Franchise/{{Superman}} cousin]], she had no friends and she felt very lonely and isolated. Her situation led to a DespairEventHorizon combined with a RageBreakingPoint and her becoming a ''[[Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton Red Lantern]]'' for a while.
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