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24th Mar '18 11:03:29 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': Parodied by Buttercup, after she adopts a {{Spawn}}-like alter ego (she's also hampered by the "only works at night" thing).

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'': Parodied by Buttercup, after she adopts a {{Spawn}}-like ComicBook/{{Spawn}}-like alter ego (she's also hampered by the "only works at night" thing).
23rd Mar '18 12:21:31 AM sgamer82
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* Heartful Punch of ''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain'' is known for going on nightly monster patrols alone when teams of three or more after the norm. When asked about it, HP acknowledges that doing so is scary, but "there's just lots of things that scare [her] more." After spending time with Undine, HP changes her mindset some, wondering if going solo was simply her own way of being a coward, and offers to become an unofficial pair with Undine.

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* Heartful Punch of ''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain'' is known for going on nightly monster patrols alone when teams of three or more after are the norm. When asked about it, HP acknowledges that doing so is scary, but "there's just lots of things that scare [her] more." After spending time with Undine, HP changes her mindset some, wondering if going solo was simply her own way of being a coward, and offers to become an unofficial pair with Undine.
23rd Mar '18 12:20:50 AM sgamer82
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* Heartful Punch of ''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain'' is known for going on nightly monster patrols alone when teams of three or more after the norm. When asked about it, HP acknowledges that doing so is scary, but "there's just lots of things that scare [her] more." After spending time with Undine, HP changes her mindset some, wondering if going solo was simply her own way of being a coward, and offers to become an unofficial pair with Undine.



* In the Third Grade, [[WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool Brittnay Matthews]] had this attitude before Mackenzie saves her from trouble (that the latter caused in order to teach the former how valuble it is to have friends).

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* In the Third Grade, [[WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool's'' Brittnay Matthews]] Matthews had this attitude before Mackenzie saves her from trouble (that the latter caused in order to teach the former how valuble it is to have friends).
4th Mar '18 5:33:10 PM CommanderVisor
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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels: Spark of Rebellion'', Ezra Bridger says this to Agent Kallus when he accuses him of being a Jedi Padawan training under Kanan Jarrus. Not long after, however, the accusation ends up becoming true.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels: Spark of Rebellion'', Ezra Bridger says this to Agent Kallus when he accuses him of being a Jedi Padawan training under Kanan Jarrus. Jarrus, as he believes that no one would actually stick their necks out to help others. Not long after, however, the Kallus's accusation ends up becoming true.true.
** ''Literature/ANewDawn'' reveals that Hera used to go by this (to the point that she almost seemed MarriedToTheJob), believing that people would just get in her way. Hanging out with Kanan for the entire book convinces her that [[YouAreNotAlone she doesn't have to fight alone]], which leads to her inviting Kanan to join her in her fight against the Empire. [[ForegoneConclusion And as we know from the show]], the ''Ghost'' crew wouldn't have formed without her CharacterDevelopment in ''A New Dawn''.
1st Feb '18 9:23:33 AM nighttrainfm
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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.
** Also ends up pushing Buddy/Syndrome to his FaceHeelTurn. [[BeamMeUpScotty Hell hath no fury like a ]] [[WhosLaughingNow sidekick scorned.]]

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* Used (word for word) in ''WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles''. [[DeconstructedTrope Cruelly deconstructed]], because the nature of the delivery [[BrokenPedestal ruins Buddy Pine, Mr. Incredible's image for self-proclaimed "biggest fan", invites himself on the hero's adventures, only to be rejected on the grounds that he's a kid in way over his number one fan]], [[LaserGuidedKarma head. Buddy grows up to become the supervillain Syndrome, 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 embarks on a hateful series of lawsuits across the board to other decades-long revenge quest against not only Mr. Incredible, [[DisproportionateRetribution but all superheroes whose collateral damage is doing more bad than good and society wants the profession everywhere.]] He even brings this up after (seemingly) ''murdering Mr. Incredible's entire family.''
-->'''Syndrome:''' [[LackOfEmpathy Ah, you'll get over it.]] I seem
to die out.]] [[AnAesop The lesson here?]] Selfish heroes equal ''[[SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped no]]'' heroes.
** Also ends up pushing Buddy/Syndrome to his FaceHeelTurn. [[BeamMeUpScotty Hell hath no fury like a ]] [[WhosLaughingNow sidekick scorned.]]
recall you prefer to...[[IronicEcho "work alone?"]]
31st Jan '18 2:12:37 PM Kadorhal
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-->'''Kopaka''': I work alone.
-->'''Pohatu''': What, by choice? Or just [[LonersAreFreaks 'cause nobody else can stand you?]]

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-->'''Kopaka''': I work alone.
-->'''Pohatu''':
alone.\\
'''Pohatu''':
What, by choice? Or just [[LonersAreFreaks 'cause nobody else can stand you?]]



* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade'', Havoc outright states that he left the Dead-6 commando unit because he works better alone, and it turns out that he ''does.''

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* In ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRenegade'', Havoc outright states that he left the Dead-6 commando unit because he works better alone, and it turns out that alone. When he's forced into working with his old team again regardless, he ''does.''makes sure they're all okay following a botched insertion... then basically orders them to sit on the sidelines for the rest of the game while he does all the work.
17th Jan '18 4:02:46 PM DVB
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** With Spider-Man, his usual basis of working alone comes from the fact that he was an unpopular and friendless kid for most of his life and was pretty much by himself for the beginnings of his hero-work. He likes to help others out, but he still seems to find it odd have a true team (though this along with the tragedies of his past may also be a reason.)
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.
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