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27th Nov '17 7:27:26 PM scooter
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* The Tenth Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'', for a while.
** After having lost two companions in tragic ways, the Doctor insisted on traveling alone, claiming that he didn't want to have his hearts broken again.
** Deconstructed in the episode "The Waters of Mars", where after having spent too much time traveling without [[MoralityPet companions]], the Doctor goes mad over his inability to change a fixed point in time, and adopts an AGodAmI persona, claiming that since he's the last Time Lord, then the laws of time are his to command. He refers to humans as "little people" and is only [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone brought back]] when a woman whose life he saved committed suicide in order to preserve the timeline.
** Then subverted with ''End of Time''.
-->'''Wilf''': Have you got anyone?
-->'''The Doctor''': No. Traveling alone. I thought it was better, I thought... but I did some things, they went wrong... I need... [[[TearJerker voice breaks]]]

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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The Tenth Fourth Doctor would have preferred this, and he says as much to the White Guardian in ''Series/DoctorWho'', for "The Ribos Operation" at a while.
point when he's finally without one--but he has Romana forced on him anyway. In his final story, "Logopolis", Four grouses that he didn't pick ''any'' of his companions; they were all stowaways, had accidentally boarded the TARDIS, or had otherwise pressed themselves on him. (This fit exactly with the attitude of Creator/TomBaker, who famously argued that the companions be eliminated and that he instead carry a talking cabbage around on his shoulder to handle any necessary exposition.)
** After having lost two companions in tragic ways, the Tenth Doctor insisted on traveling alone, claiming that he didn't want to have his hearts broken again.
** *** Deconstructed in the episode "The Waters of Mars", where after having spent too much time traveling without [[MoralityPet companions]], the Doctor goes mad over his inability to change a fixed point in time, and adopts an AGodAmI persona, claiming that since he's the last Time Lord, then the laws of time are his to command. He refers to humans as "little people" and is only [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone brought back]] when a woman whose life he saved committed suicide in order to preserve the timeline.
** *** Then subverted with ''End of Time''.
-->'''Wilf''': --->'''Wilf''': Have you got anyone?
-->'''The --->'''The Doctor''': No. Traveling alone. I thought it was better, I thought... but I did some things, they went wrong... I need... [[[TearJerker voice breaks]]]
27th Oct '17 1:13:44 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', D'Eyree realizes that she is vulnerable because she's always been solitary.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''[[Literature/{{Warlock}} Forerunner Foray]]'', ''Literature/ForerunnerForay'', D'Eyree realizes that she is vulnerable because she's always been solitary.
26th Oct '17 12:24:19 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', Troy did not make friends easily among the other refugees and is isolated.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}'', Troy did not make friends easily among the other refugees and is isolated.
19th Oct '17 5:15:17 PM thatmadork
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'': Qrow Branwen is a Huntsman who fights without a partner, operating instead as a lone agent for the government of Vale. [[spoiler:Given his Semblance is [[BlessedWithSuck giving everyone in proximity to him bad luck]], this suits him just fine.]]
31st Aug '17 5:52:43 PM Maddoxsort
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* Used (word for word) in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''.

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* Used (word for word) in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. [[DeconstructedTrope Cruelly deconstructed]], because the nature of the delivery [[BrokenPedestal ruins Mr. Incredible's image for his number one fan]], [[LaserGuidedKarma and then he ends up being the downfall of superhero society]] when he is [[WhatTheHellHero held accountable for his careless statements and actions]], [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom and this opens the floodgates for everyone else holding their tongues to rush out into the open with a hateful series of lawsuits across the board to other superheroes whose collateral damage is doing more bad than good and society wants the profession to die out.]] [[AnAesop The lesson here?]] Selfish heroes equal ''[[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped no]]'' heroes.


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15th Jun '17 7:23:07 PM Anddrix
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Cue in audience [[GenreSavvy eyerolling]] as they must now sit through several scenes of Captain Lonerguy [[IneffectualLoner getting his ass handed to him]], only to be rescued by said offerer, just so that he can learn AnAesop about the PowerOfFriendship... or at least strength in numbers. (Even, mind you, if it turns out that he's an InformedLoner -- he actually doesn't seem to be alone a lot).

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Cue in audience [[GenreSavvy eyerolling]] eyerolling as they must now sit through several scenes of Captain Lonerguy [[IneffectualLoner getting his ass handed to him]], only to be rescued by said offerer, just so that he can learn AnAesop about the PowerOfFriendship... or at least strength in numbers. (Even, mind you, if it turns out that he's an InformedLoner -- he actually doesn't seem to be alone a lot).
6th Jun '17 9:27:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''WoodenRose'' Mr. Thorne lives alone: [[http://www.woodenrosecomic.com/comic/chapter2/35.html I do not find it lonely at all!]]

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* ''WoodenRose'' ''Webcomic/WoodenRose'' Mr. Thorne lives alone: [[http://www.woodenrosecomic.com/comic/chapter2/35.html I do not find it lonely at all!]]
23rd May '17 11:40:57 AM Abodos
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* Teba in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. After a previous attempt to neutralize [[HumongousMecha Divine Beast Vah Medoh]] resulted in him being the only [[BirdPeople Rito]] warrior alive and uninjured, he immediately starts prepping his bow and arrows for another attack on his own. He's annoyed when Link, a flightless Hylian invited to help by the Rito elder Kaneli, shows up asking for an aerial lift up to the Divine Beast. Only after he tests Link's archery skills and witnesses the latter's BulletTime abilities does he relent.
23rd May '17 11:40:57 AM Abodos
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* Teba in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild''. After a previous attempt to neutralize [[HumongousMecha Divine Beast Vah Medoh]] resulted in him being the only [[BirdPeople Rito]] warrior alive and uninjured, he immediately starts prepping his bow and arrows for another attack on his own. He's annoyed when Link, a flightless Hylian invited to help by the Rito elder Kaneli, shows up asking for an aerial lift up to the Divine Beast. Only after he tests Link's archery skills and witnesses the latter's BulletTime abilities does he relent.
2nd Apr '17 11:18:51 AM nombretomado
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* Pee Wee Herman in ''PeeWeesBigAdventure'': "I'm a loner, Dottie. A Rebel."

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* Pee Wee Herman in ''PeeWeesBigAdventure'': ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'': "I'm a loner, Dottie. A Rebel."
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