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21st Jul '17 9:57:42 AM TheSarcasticBen
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* Played with in ''WebVideo/MajorLeaguePony'', where Twilight desperately wants frineds... not because nopony offers her friendship or considers her their friend, but because she ''rebuffs'' any and all attempts other ponies make to befriend her, while continuing to bemoan her friendless status. Though whether this is do to her having NoSocialSkills, her being a stuck up JerkAss, or both is yet to be made completely clear.

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* Played with in ''WebVideo/MajorLeaguePony'', where Twilight desperately wants frineds...friends... not because nopony offers her friendship or considers her their friend, but because she ''rebuffs'' any and all attempts other ponies make to befriend her, while continuing to bemoan her friendless status. Though whether this is do to her having NoSocialSkills, her being a stuck up JerkAss, or both is yet to be made completely clear.
9th Jul '17 9:19:33 PM kome360
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* ''Webcomic/WarbotInAccounting'': For reasons that do not need to be explained, the main character is the most socially awkward and ostracized member of his company. Each attempt to make friends or even get noticed usually ends with soul crushing apathy, with collateral damage being passed off to the co-workers he focuses on. Not helping matters is some kind of {{Glamour}} around Warbot that prevents others from recognizing (A) he's a giant robot and (B) he's a pacifist looking for friends.
3rd Jul '17 8:59:03 AM EternalNothingness
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** Among the rare exceptions to this is [[CompetitiveMultiplayer team-objective gameplay]], such as {{Capture the Flag}} and Conquest/Domination/etc. Unlike Team Deathmatch, which encourages individual killstreaks, team-objective matches encourage players on the same team to communicate and work together to capture or defend a centralized objective. Examples include ''{{Overwatch}}'', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'', and ''VideoGame/Battlefield''.

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** Among the rare exceptions to this is [[CompetitiveMultiplayer team-objective gameplay]], such as {{Capture the Flag}} and Conquest/Domination/etc. Unlike Team Deathmatch, which encourages individual killstreaks, team-objective matches encourage players on the same team to communicate and work together to capture or defend a centralized objective. Examples include ''{{Overwatch}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'', and ''VideoGame/Battlefield''.''VideoGame/{{Battlefield}}''.
3rd Jul '17 8:58:03 AM EternalNothingness
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** Among the rare exceptions to this is [[CompetitiveMultiplayer team-objective gameplay]], such as {{Capture the Flag}} and Conquest/Domination/etc. Unlike Team Deathmatch, which encourages individual killstreaks, team-objective matches encourage players on the same team to communicate and work together to capture or defend a centralized objective. Examples include ''{{Overwatch}}'', ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', ''VideoGame/CounterStrike'', and ''VideoGame/Battlefield''.
10th Jun '17 8:15:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'': The motive of one villain of the week was that as an InternalAffairs agent, everybody hated her on principle even though she was [[NiceGirl a really nice person]], so she framed the "cool agents" of the NTSF as terrorists so she could befriend someone else.
26th May '17 7:30:48 PM Gamermaster
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* An episode of ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}'' centers on a friendless ShrinkingViolet schoolgirl who stumbles across a good-luck charm inhabited by a "guardian angel". Suddenly she leads a charmed life and is the center of attention, and she refuses to give it up even after learning that her "angel" is draing her life-force.

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* An episode of ''Anime/{{Nightwalker}}'' centers on a friendless ShrinkingViolet schoolgirl who stumbles across a good-luck charm inhabited by a "guardian angel". Suddenly she leads a charmed life and is the center of attention, and she refuses to give it up even after learning that her "angel" is draing draining her life-force.life-force.
* The entire reason that Kanna from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' was out of a desire to have friends. All of her classmates (''[[SchoolgirlLesbians especially]]'' [[LovableAlphaBitch Saikawa]]) love her pretty much from the word go, due to a combination of her being [[NormalFishInATinyPond good at everything]] and [[{{Moe}} absolutely adorable]].
20th May '17 7:21:42 PM nombretomado
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* Voldemort in ''AVeryPotterMusical'': "You think killing people might make them like you, but it doesn't. It just makes people dead."

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* Voldemort in ''AVeryPotterMusical'': ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'': "You think killing people might make them like you, but it doesn't. It just makes people dead."
16th May '17 11:52:05 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''StepByStep'': The Season 3 episoce "Bad Girls" sees Al, desperate to make and keep friends, fall for a bad group of girls who wear military fatigues. Al tries standing her ground, which makes her father very angry, but Al finally sees her new friends for who they are when they talk her into stealing Cody's air guitar. Cody -- and a cooled-down Frank -- help Al understand [[AnAesop that choosing good friends is important and that those friendships aren't cultivated overnight]].

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* ''StepByStep'': ''Series/StepByStep'': The Season 3 episoce "Bad Girls" sees Al, desperate to make and keep friends, fall for a bad group of girls who wear military fatigues. Al tries standing her ground, which makes her father very angry, but Al finally sees her new friends for who they are when they talk her into stealing Cody's air guitar. Cody -- and a cooled-down Frank -- help Al understand [[AnAesop that choosing good friends is important and that those friendships aren't cultivated overnight]].



* ''{{Taxi}}'': Louie [=DePalma=] earnestly tries to make everybody think that he [[IWorkAlone feels good alone]], but in many occasions its demonstrated that he needs to belong to some group, specially after [[FriendlessBackground not having a single friend during]] [[FreudianExcuse his high school years]]. Subverted with the fact that Reverend Jim considers him his "best friend".
* Michael Scott from the American version of ''TheOffice'' exemplifies this trope. Episode after episode is based around the principle that he desperately wants to be loved by everyone, especially his employees, and that he's really rather lonely outside of the office. This is, in fact, the justification for most of his outlandish behavior -- he's trying to be a crowd-pleaser.

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* ''{{Taxi}}'': ''Series/{{Taxi}}'': Louie [=DePalma=] earnestly tries to make everybody think that he [[IWorkAlone feels good alone]], but in many occasions its demonstrated that he needs to belong to some group, specially after [[FriendlessBackground not having a single friend during]] [[FreudianExcuse his high school years]]. Subverted with the fact that Reverend Jim considers him his "best friend".
* Michael Scott from the American version of ''TheOffice'' ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' exemplifies this trope. Episode after episode is based around the principle that he desperately wants to be loved by everyone, especially his employees, and that he's really rather lonely outside of the office. This is, in fact, the justification for most of his outlandish behavior -- he's trying to be a crowd-pleaser.
14th May '17 11:46:34 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'', the reason Cheris joined the Kel was that she wanted to belong in a group and the military, with its conformism and formation instinct, fits this need perfectly.


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* In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'', the reason Cheris joined the Kel was that she wanted to belong in a group and the military, with its conformism and formation instinct, fits this need perfectly.
14th May '17 11:45:09 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'', the reason Cheris joined the Kel was that she wanted to belong in a group and the military, with its conformism and formation instinct, fits this need perfectly.
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