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26th Nov '16 1:14:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* In one episode of ''NowhereMan'', Tom encounters an orphan who has not left his house since his parents' death, living off delivery items he is able to pay for with the money he got by writing a brilliant piece of software for a venture capital firm.

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* In one episode of ''NowhereMan'', ''Series/NowhereMan'', Tom encounters an orphan who has not left his house since his parents' death, living off delivery items he is able to pay for with the money he got by writing a brilliant piece of software for a venture capital firm.
26th Nov '16 1:14:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* Wataru Kurenai, the eponymous ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'', starts off the series like this. The first time we see him he's covered from head to toe, including a stocking cap, protective goggles, and a face mask because he thinks he's "allergic to the world" and communicates mostly using a notebook full of pre-written responses. For these reasons (plus the unusually fancy Western-style house he lives in), the locals call him "Ghost Boy"[[note]]''Obake Taro''[[/note]]. CoolBigSis Megumi manages to get him out of the "containment suit" and actually speaking pretty early on, but he's still extremely shy and introverted for most of the series. Then he suffers a HeroicBSOD following [[spoiler:Mio's death]], but he comes back from it a true BadAss.

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* Wataru Kurenai, the eponymous ''Series/KamenRiderKiva'', starts off the series like this. The first time we see him he's covered from head to toe, including a stocking cap, protective goggles, and a face mask because he thinks he's "allergic to the world" and communicates mostly using a notebook full of pre-written responses. For these reasons (plus the unusually fancy Western-style house he lives in), the locals call him "Ghost Boy"[[note]]''Obake Taro''[[/note]]. CoolBigSis Megumi manages to get him out of the "containment suit" and actually speaking pretty early on, but he's still extremely shy and introverted for most of the series. Then he suffers a HeroicBSOD following [[spoiler:Mio's death]], but he comes back from it a true BadAss.badass.
31st Oct '16 12:15:05 PM intastiel
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* Marigold from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' started out as one (or very close to one. She obsessed over anime (especially hentai), works on a family company website from home and almost never leaves her apartment. Once she's introduced to the other characters, she begins to leave the apartment more.
** Hannelore used to qualify too, before we saw her. She suffers from some very severe OCD, and before the comic, she was a nervous wreck, incapable of surviving without assistance. When she is finally able to hug her father without freaking out from human contact, everyone present who knew her only as a child is shocked. By the time she appeared in the comic, while she wasn't exactly outgoing, she had advanced beyond this trope, as was much happier for it.

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* In ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''
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Marigold from ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' started starts out as one (or very close to one. She a recluse obsessed over with anime (especially hentai), hentai) and World of Warcraft, who works on a family company website from home and almost never leaves her apartment. Once she's introduced to the other characters, she begins starts to leave the apartment get out more.
** Hannelore used to qualify too, before we saw her. Hannelore's backstory is an extreme example. She suffers from some very severe OCD, OCD and before the comic, she was grew up on a space station as a nervous wreck, drugged into insensibility half the time and incapable of surviving without assistance. constant supervision. By her first appearance in the comic, she had learned to manage her condition enough to get out and socialize, and continues to grow more comfortable in company. When she visits the station and is finally able to hug her father without freaking out from human contact, everyone present who knew her only as a child is shocked. By the time she appeared shocked.
** Bubbles is a retired combat android who lives at her workplace and almost never goes outside, thanks
in the comic, while she wasn't exactly outgoing, she had advanced beyond this trope, as was much happier for it.large part to crippling self-consciousness about being seen by people. [[spoiler:Faye takes it upon herself to bring Bubbles out of her shell, with some success.]]
31st Oct '16 11:20:23 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Literature/{{Another}}'' has hikikomori characters in its different continuities:
** In the novel and manga, there's one named Kazumi [[spoiler: Akazawa]] who is the brother of [[spoiler: Izumi Akazawa]] and is said to [[spoiler: have hung himself in his bedroom before the story began.]]
** In the anime, Yumi Ogura's older brother Atsushi is only seen in his room, playing games at his computer. [[spoiler: And this causes his death, since an excavator rams into the Ogura house and crushes him to death.]]
29th Oct '16 12:40:00 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TheGuild'', Codex starts off with no job, friends or life outside of the MMORPG she plays, and she stays indoors for weeks at a time. Part of the reason she gets the titular guild to meet in person is to try and meet people in real life.

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* In ''TheGuild'', ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', Codex starts off with no job, friends or life outside of the MMORPG she plays, and she stays indoors for weeks at a time. Part of the reason she gets the titular guild to meet in person is to try and meet people in real life.
28th Oct '16 8:56:43 AM GigaHand
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** ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' gives us another - Armie "Sarge" Buff, who is somewhat downplayed, communicating with people outside through a remote control drone with a camera, mic and speakers. [[spoiler:She is forced to overcome her issue after being orphaned.]]

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** ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' gives us another - Armie "Sarge" Buff, who is somewhat downplayed, communicating with people outside through a remote control drone with a camera, mic and speakers. [[spoiler:She is forced to overcome her issue after being orphaned.]]
28th Oct '16 8:54:17 AM GigaHand
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** ''VisualNovel/AceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' gives us another - Armie "Sarge" Buff, who is somewhat downplayed, communicating with people outside through a remote control drone with a camera, mic and speakers. [[spoiler:She is forced to overcome her issue after being orphaned.]]
20th Oct '16 11:21:45 AM BattleMaster
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* Main character Shinichi from ''Anime/OutbreakCompany'' was a shut in until just before the series started, when his parents finally gave him an ultimatum to get a job or be cut off. This becomes a plot point in the middle of the series, when he uses his experience of being a shut in to reach out to Petralka when she gets stressed out and locks herself in her room for an entire day.
20th Oct '16 8:17:10 AM mirisu92
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* Taylor Welton in season 1 of ''WebVideo/LastLife''.

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* Taylor Welton in season 1 of ''WebVideo/LastLife''. It takes her meeting Sloane, her (eternal) soulmate, to finally get her out of her room.
20th Oct '16 8:16:01 AM mirisu92
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* Taylor Welton in season 1 of ''WebVideo/LastLife''.
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