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28th Nov '16 3:17:52 AM Tron80
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** Superman feeling alone and without friends plays out in modern stories such like ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'' -in where he had lost his parents, wife, cousin and friends-, and ''Comicbook/SupermanSecretOrigins'' -in where he didn't dare play with anyone for fear of hurting them-.

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** Superman feeling alone and without friends plays out in modern stories such like ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'' -in where he had lost his parents, wife, cousin and friends-, and ''Comicbook/SupermanSecretOrigins'' ''Comicbook/SupermanSecretOrigin'' -in where he didn't dare play with anyone for fear of hurting them-.
28th Nov '16 3:17:27 AM Tron80
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* This has been a part of the personalities of Franchise/{{Superman}} and Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} for decades:
** In the Pre-Crisis universe Clark felt very alone when he was Comicbook/{{Superboy}} because he could never play with kids his own age, there was no one like him, and no one could relate to him. Before graduating, his foster parents died, and he felt even more isolated and a bigger outcast. When he met his cousin Kara he felt incredibly happy because he had a family again, someone he could feel connected to.
** Pre-Crisis Supergirl faced almost the same hardships after arriving on Earth. Fortunately Kara already had a blood relative she could talk to, but she spent several months living in an orphanage until she was adopted. She hated the place because she felt utterly alone and friendless in a strange land.
** In ''Superboy #80'' [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_pScx8BN4h3s/SsNtuB78FlI/AAAAAAAAFe0/60uw5Kw3fZE/s1600-h/sb+80-02.jpg both cousins talk about this]].
--->'''Superman:''' Many years ago, when I lived in Smallville as Superboy, I could never play with kids my own age for fear of giving away my identity! Oh, how I longed for a human playmate who was super, like myself!\\
'''Supergirl:''' I know how you feel! I, too, dare not play with anyone my own age!
** In ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'', Superman tells Linda he feels very alone because -even though he's greatest and most loved hero in the world-, he has no social life.
** Superman feeling alone and without friends plays out in modern stories such like ''Comicbook/KingdomCome'' -in where he had lost his parents, wife, cousin and friends-, and ''Comicbook/SupermanSecretOrigins'' -in where he didn't dare play with anyone for fear of hurting them-.
** In ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl 2009}}'', ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} Kara]]'' and her friend Stephanie Brown -the then-current Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}- watch a cheesy movie. Most of audience laughs out loud when Dracula cries out he is alone, but both girls cannot laugh about it. They know what being alone is like, and they don't find it funny at all.
** ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2011}} Post-Flashpoint Supergirl]]'' was a lonely, angry teenager. Her family and friends were dead, she could not bring herself to trust her cousin, she didn't manage to make friends or fit in with humans. Her issues of alienation, grief and anger got worse until ''[[Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton she flew off the handle]]''.
14th Nov '16 9:57:57 AM Winner1
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** ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Michonne discovers that she's no longer capable of working alone anymore because she formed a strong bond with Rick and his friends while surviving the zombie apocalypse together.

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** * ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Michonne discovers that she's no longer capable of working alone anymore because she formed a strong bond with Rick and his friends while surviving the zombie apocalypse together.


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* This is pretty much the PrimalFear of most protagonists in ''Franchise/SilentHill'' games. Which doesn't help since they're always exploring a desolate ghost town that have non-sentient creatures hiding around every corner with the urge to kill.
14th Nov '16 9:54:21 AM Winner1
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* Lucy from ''Manga/FairyTail'' grew up without friends, was neglected by her father, and lost her mother at a young age. She had nobody to talk to throughout most of her childhood except her Celestial spirit [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Aquarius]] who treated her poorly most of the time. One reason why she puts up with the crazy wizards at her guild is because they're the closest friends she's ever had.


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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'': It's revealed that [[NotSoAboveItAll Seven of Nine]] is absolutely terrified of being alone. Despite being assimilated by [[HiveMind the Borg]], they still acted as a single unit and were always together, but she forms a true significant bond with the Starfleet crew after they released her from the collective and show genuine respect for her. However, when the crew is required to go into stasis for a month and task Seven to take charge of the ship, she nearly [[SanitySlippage loses her mind and hallucinates her greatest fears]] coming after her.
** ''Series/TheWalkingDead'': Michonne discovers that she's no longer capable of working alone anymore because she formed a strong bond with Rick and his friends while surviving the zombie apocalypse together.


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* ''Franchise/MassEffect'': Implied to be the case with Commander Shepard since the soldier has gained allies who're his/her TrueCompanions and the thought of them separating doesn't feel the same. [[spoiler: Taken to a high point when the [[EvilCounterpart Clone Shepard]] envies the commander for having friends who care about their well-being while the clone will never know that joy.]]
8th Aug '16 9:34:03 PM Premonition45
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-->''I have been given the freedom to do as I see fit.
-->''It's high time I razed the walls that I've constructed.

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-->''I have been given the freedom to do as I see fit.
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-->''It's high time I razed the walls that I've constructed.''
8th Aug '16 9:33:47 PM Premonition45
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* The Music/{{REM}} song "World Leader Pretend" is about struggling with a self-imposed isolation/loneliness.
-->''This is my world, and I am the World Leader Pretend.''
-->''This is my life, and this is my time.''
-->''I have been given the freedom to do as I see fit.
-->''It's high time I razed the walls that I've constructed.
23rd Jun '16 12:46:54 PM TheNohrianDarkKnight
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Kanna, the Avatar's child, has this trait. As with all the second generation characters, their parents had to hide their kids safely in a PocketDimension, to prevent monsters from killing them. Kanna apparently was hit the hardest by this, as seen at the end of their recruitment chapter. The Avatar doesn't think Kanna is ready for combat, and decides to leave him/her behind after giving them their dragonstone to control their ability to transform into a dragon. Kanna then tearfully begs to join the party (the female version actually starts sobbing wildly), saying they really want to go along with the Avatar, and that they hate continuing to wait while thinking the Avatar may never return. The Avatar apologizes, having had no idea that their child felt this way from the beginning. Kanna then joins the party.

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Kanna, Kana, the Avatar's child, has this trait. As with all the second generation characters, their parents had to hide their kids safely in a PocketDimension, to prevent monsters from killing them. Kanna Kana apparently was hit the hardest by this, as seen at the end of their recruitment chapter. The Avatar doesn't think Kanna Kana is ready for combat, and decides to leave him/her behind after giving them their dragonstone to control their ability to transform into a dragon. Kanna Kana then tearfully begs to join the party (the female version actually starts sobbing wildly), party, saying they really want to go along with the Avatar, and that they hate continuing to wait while thinking the Avatar may never return. The Avatar apologizes, having had no idea that their child felt this way from the beginning. Kanna Kana then joins the party.
14th May '16 1:52:10 AM Tron80
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* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'' gives several examples:
** While Shinji is keeping watch over a comatose Asuka, he thinks hes alone and he hates it.
** Asuka has been alone since she was three, and she hates it. In chapter 8 she tells Shinji about it:
--->"I don't want to be alone! I don't want to be afraid! I don't want to feel like this! I don't want to be weak! I don't want to cry! I don't want to be hurt!"
4th May '16 4:04:30 AM Dravencour
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Most of cast has abandonment issues. One of the series' overhanging themes is people are afraid of being alone but they are also afraid of being hurt by others. [[ClassicalAntiHero Shinji]] [[OfficialCouple and]] [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] are especially prone to this behaviour and serve as the series' crown examples. [[AllThereInTheManual According to supplementary material]], the reason that [[spoiler:Asuka returned to the real world along Shinji]] at the end of [[TheMovie End of Evangelion]] was because he needed her above all, even if they had hurt each other.

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Most of the cast has of ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' have abandonment issues. One of the series' overhanging themes is that people are afraid of being alone but they are also afraid of being hurt by others. [[ClassicalAntiHero Shinji]] [[OfficialCouple and]] [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] are especially prone to this behaviour behavior and serve as the series' crown crowning examples. [[AllThereInTheManual According to supplementary material]], the reason that [[spoiler:Asuka returned to the real world along alongside Shinji]] at the end of [[TheMovie End of Evangelion]] was because he needed her above all, even if they had hurt each other.
4th May '16 4:02:21 AM Dravencour
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Characters who have experienced severe isolation, ParentalAbandonment, AllOfTheOtherReindeer, or [[WhoWantsToLiveForever one of the obvious downsides]] to {{immortality}} can often develop into this. [[ShrinkingViolet Shy characters]] can fall victim to this as well. May lead to a case of LonelyTogether, if the character finds nobody but other lonely people for company. It also tends to be a common justification for IJustWantToHaveFriends. Contrast TheHermit or [[IntroversionTropes any introvert]] for that matter.

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Characters who have experienced severe isolation, ParentalAbandonment, AllOfTheOtherReindeer, or [[WhoWantsToLiveForever one of the obvious downsides]] to {{immortality}} can often develop into this.this trait. [[ShrinkingViolet Shy characters]] can fall victim to this as well. May lead to a case of LonelyTogether, if the character finds nobody but other lonely people for company. It also tends to be a common justification for IJustWantToHaveFriends. Contrast TheHermit or [[IntroversionTropes any introvert]] for that matter.
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