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19th Aug '16 9:10:13 PM TSBasilisk
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*** Backstory revealed later on delves deeper into how it was a self-sustaining cycle of jealousy, self-hatred, and fear. He wanted to be able to go out and make his way in life but the fear kept him from doing so. This made him jealous of his family who had no issues and so he lashed out and shunned them while they had no real idea how to help him. Eventually they stopped and he fell into otaku hobbies in hopes of distracting himself, but never finding anything meaningful for his life.
3rd Aug '16 7:30:44 PM followerofcake
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* Endrance in ''VideoGame/DotHackGU''. As Haseo converses more with him through email, he reveals information about how buys everything online, doesn't go out to eat (his mother cooks his meals), and lives with his parents even at age 20. Combined with the fact that he's almost constantly logged in to The World (he only goes offline to eat and sleep) and that he's borderline underweight make him a pitiable hiki indeed. He's at least willing to change; he says he'd leave his home to meet with Haseo, for instance.

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* Endrance in ''VideoGame/DotHackGU''. As Haseo converses more with him through email, he reveals information about how he buys everything online, doesn't go out to eat (his mother cooks his meals), and lives with his parents even at age 20. Combined with the fact that he's almost constantly logged in to The World (he only goes offline to eat and sleep) and that he's borderline underweight make him a pitiable hiki indeed. He's at least willing to change; he says he'd leave his home to meet with Haseo, for instance.
1st Aug '16 5:43:34 PM Minni128
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* In the Anime/KillLaKill fic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6938392 The Mysterious Lady Kiryuuin]], Satsuki (it's rather obvious) is one and, apparently, the reason for this is because she's ''very'' shy, painfully so, and, as chapter five seems to point to, she is afraid of being afraid of going outside. In conjunctions with her being shy and having a fear of being outside, she seems to have some kind of disorder.

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* In the Anime/KillLaKill fic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6938392 The Mysterious Lady Kiryuuin]], Satsuki (it's rather obvious) is one and, apparently, the reason for this is because she's ''very'' shy, painfully so, and, as chapter five seems to point to, she is afraid of being afraid of and going outside. In conjunctions with her being shy and having a fear of being outside, she seems to have some kind of disorder.
11th Jul '16 1:56:42 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Tomohiko Yamada of ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' hasn't left his house in three years, and rarely leaves the comfort of his statue, book, and video filled room. Even his mother recognizes that he fits this trope: ''"Tomohiko has that rather popular condition, right? What is it? Hi... hi... hiki-..."'' When he does eventually leave the house he ended up vomiting due to the stress, though he was otherwise fine.

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* Tomohiko Yamada of ''Manga/SatouKashiNoDanganWaUchinukenai'' hasn't left his house in three years, years [[spoiler: after the death of his and Nagisa's father]], and rarely leaves the comfort of his statue, book, and video filled room. Even his mother recognizes that he fits this trope: ''"Tomohiko has that rather popular condition, right? What is it? Hi... hi... hiki-..."'' When he does eventually leave the house he ended up vomiting due to the stress, though he was otherwise fine. fine.
-->'''Nagisa''', on her brother: ""Beautiful, gentle natured, and shockingly intelligent... but at the same time, he's just as surprisingly useless."
22nd Jun '16 7:53:40 PM GregPagano
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* Elsa and Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are this way in the prologue. Due to [[AnIcePerson Elsa]] accidentally almost killing Anna as a child their parents decided to keep them locked in the castle. Elsa in particular apparently ''very'' rarely ever left her bedroom in the span of thirteen years. The real plot starts at Elsa's coronation, where she and Anna break out of this.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rio}}'', since Linda picked him up, Blu almost never went outdoors, and had trouble socializing with other birds.
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* Elsa and Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are this way in the prologue. Due to [[AnIcePerson Elsa]] accidentally almost killing Anna as a child their parents decided to keep them locked in the castle. Elsa in particular apparently ''very'' rarely ever left her bedroom in the span of thirteen years. The real plot starts at Elsa's coronation, where she and Anna break out of this.
22nd Jun '16 3:06:42 PM Josef5678
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While the hikikomori phenomenon is similar to shut-in behaviour in other countries [[note]]with some similarities to AspergersSyndrome and other traits in the autism spectrum; but those are neurological, not neurotic[[/note]], the Japanese culture seemingly enables its extremes. In the West, parents are expected to tell their "adult-child" to get a life, or if they have the funds (and believe in the power of medicine) they'd get their offspring a psychiatrist if they're having mental troubles. In Japan, it's shameful to have a child who requires a doctor or a psychiatrist, or even to apply for welfare; hikkis are simply kept secret. The strong tradition of taking care of family members makes a Japanese parent wash a shut in's clothes or at least bring food to his room door, enabling the most extreme forms of shutting in. For those who have no family at hand to provide them, every city has little 24/7 shops and ubiquitous vending machines, allowing them to go out when as few people as possible are on the streets and enabling the possibility of never seeing a human face at all.

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While the hikikomori phenomenon is similar to shut-in behaviour in other countries [[note]]with some similarities to AspergersSyndrome UsefulNotes/AspergersSyndrome and other traits in the autism spectrum; but those are neurological, not neurotic[[/note]], the Japanese culture seemingly enables its extremes. In the West, parents are expected to tell their "adult-child" to get a life, or if they have the funds (and believe in the power of medicine) they'd get their offspring a psychiatrist if they're having mental troubles. In Japan, it's shameful to have a child who requires a doctor or a psychiatrist, or even to apply for welfare; hikkis are simply kept secret. The strong tradition of taking care of family members makes a Japanese parent wash a shut in's clothes or at least bring food to his room door, enabling the most extreme forms of shutting in. For those who have no family at hand to provide them, every city has little 24/7 shops and ubiquitous vending machines, allowing them to go out when as few people as possible are on the streets and enabling the possibility of never seeing a human face at all.
7th Jun '16 8:41:23 PM DeckardCanine
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* Elsa and Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are this way in the prologue. Due to [[AnIcePerson Elsa]] accidentally almost killing Anna as a child their parents decided to keep them locked in the castle. Elsa in particular apparently ''very'' rarely ever left her bedroom in the span of thirteen years. The real plot starts at Elsa's coronation, where her and Anna break out of this.

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* Elsa and Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' are this way in the prologue. Due to [[AnIcePerson Elsa]] accidentally almost killing Anna as a child their parents decided to keep them locked in the castle. Elsa in particular apparently ''very'' rarely ever left her bedroom in the span of thirteen years. The real plot starts at Elsa's coronation, where her she and Anna break out of this.
28th May '16 9:43:00 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* An episode of ''ThePretender'' had Jarod helping a woman who had not left her home since being raped a second time. This was actually intentional on the rapist's part, as the second rapist was actually the ''first'' rapist, who attacked her again because she had been recovering from the first assault.

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* An episode of ''ThePretender'' ''Series/ThePretender'' had Jarod helping a woman who had not left her home since being raped a second time. This was actually intentional on the rapist's part, as the second rapist was actually the ''first'' rapist, who attacked her again because she had been recovering from the first assault.
26th May '16 6:46:16 AM Minni128
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* In the Anime/KillLaKill fic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6938392 The Mysterious Lady Kiryuuin]], Satsuki (it's rather obvious) is one and, apparently, the reason for this is because she's ''very'' shy, painfully so. Naturally, the girl she adopted stated that she doesn't know why she's so shy and, in most portrayals of this trope, she hardly goes outside.

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* In the Anime/KillLaKill fic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6938392 The Mysterious Lady Kiryuuin]], Satsuki (it's rather obvious) is one and, apparently, the reason for this is because she's ''very'' shy, painfully so. Naturally, the girl she adopted stated that she doesn't know why she's so shy so, and, in most portrayals of this trope, as chapter five seems to point to, she hardly goes outside.is afraid of being afraid of going outside. In conjunctions with her being shy and having a fear of being outside, she seems to have some kind of disorder.
24th May '16 9:32:55 AM Minni128
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*In the Anime/KillLaKill fic [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/6938392 The Mysterious Lady Kiryuuin]], Satsuki (it's rather obvious) is one and, apparently, the reason for this is because she's ''very'' shy, painfully so. Naturally, the girl she adopted stated that she doesn't know why she's so shy and, in most portrayals of this trope, she hardly goes outside.
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