History Main / IneffectualLoner

18th Apr '17 5:38:34 PM nombretomado
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* Peppermint Fizz from the 2002 ''StrawberryShortcake'' series. She generally only shows up when the [[AnAesop lesson of the day]] is something the nicer characters don't need to learn (like "don't be a xenophobe"), and is usually depicted as looking down on the others.

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* Peppermint Fizz from the 2002 ''StrawberryShortcake'' ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake'' series. She generally only shows up when the [[AnAesop lesson of the day]] is something the nicer characters don't need to learn (like "don't be a xenophobe"), and is usually depicted as looking down on the others.
8th Mar '17 12:05:10 PM nombretomado
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* Solo in the ''MegaManStarForce'' games, thanks to his FreudianExcuse, believes wholeheartedly that only weak people form groups and develop friendships. He maintains this belief despite a huge number of inconvenient facts, such as his homeland of Mu being destroyed because nobody trusted anyone else, or the way TheHero uses ThePowerOfFriendship to kick him around like a soccer ball on a regular basis.

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* Solo in the ''MegaManStarForce'' ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'' games, thanks to his FreudianExcuse, believes wholeheartedly that only weak people form groups and develop friendships. He maintains this belief despite a huge number of inconvenient facts, such as his homeland of Mu being destroyed because nobody trusted anyone else, or the way TheHero uses ThePowerOfFriendship to kick him around like a soccer ball on a regular basis.
7th Mar '17 1:41:43 AM InSetsofThree
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** Argubaly, Jusqua and Aire (which is to say, ''every single main character'' except for Yunita, who keeps getting ditched by her teammates) also qualify. A big chunk of the game's plot revolves around the team's inability to work together. For the first half of the game, they spend more time bickering and blowing one another off than acting like proper heroes.
20th Feb '17 8:11:57 PM bt8257
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Unfortunately, he'll win battles but never win the war. If he's lucky, he might not get killed by TheDragon. He's also obnoxiously condescending because all LonersAreFreaks, and, if written badly, has only an InformedAbility.

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Unfortunately, he'll win battles battles, but never win the war. If he's lucky, he might not get killed by TheDragon. He's also obnoxiously condescending because all LonersAreFreaks, and, if written badly, has only an InformedAbility.



In short, an isolationist kind of GrumpyBear. If he's lucky, he'll be [[LonerTurnedFriend upgraded]] to [[TheRival Rival]] or SixthRanger. If not, he gets served as a testimonial to going against the series {{Aesop}}. Some writers take the middle ground to be more fair, but that usually results in conveniently being PutOnABus until the writers need them again.

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In short, an isolationist kind of GrumpyBear. If he's lucky, he'll be [[LonerTurnedFriend upgraded]] to [[TheRival Rival]] or SixthRanger. If not, he gets served as a testimonial to going against the series {{Aesop}}. Some writers take the middle ground to be more fair, but that usually results in conveniently being PutOnABus until the writers need them again.
24th Jan '17 8:01:00 PM Willbyr
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* George Schyuter of ''MuhyoAndRoji'', quoted above, has a FreudianExcuse that because his assistants ended up dying so often, he attracted a bad reputation and decided to avoid causing or being blamed for others' deaths by practicing Magical Law alone with a spescial sword and envoy. He initially obstructs Muhyo and Roji's efforts to deal with Vector by threatening to revoke their licenses if they interfere, before setting out to deal with him alone. This doesn't go very well, and he ends up being forced to pull a YouShallNotPass in order to buy time for Roji to wake up Muhyo, who proceeds to finish the fight with Vector.

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* George Schyuter of ''MuhyoAndRoji'', ''Manga/MuhyoAndRoji'', quoted above, has a FreudianExcuse that because his assistants ended up dying so often, he attracted a bad reputation and decided to avoid causing or being blamed for others' deaths by practicing Magical Law alone with a spescial sword and envoy. He initially obstructs Muhyo and Roji's efforts to deal with Vector by threatening to revoke their licenses if they interfere, before setting out to deal with him alone. This doesn't go very well, and he ends up being forced to pull a YouShallNotPass in order to buy time for Roji to wake up Muhyo, who proceeds to finish the fight with Vector.
21st Dec '16 10:51:13 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* In part 1, Sasuke Uchiha from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' starts out as TheRival, but quickly descends to IneffectualLoner. He is introduced as a grim and solitary prodigy at the Ninja Academy with a special inherited power that should make him all but invincible. Other characters admire and are intimidated by his skill, while women [[{{Fangirl}} swoon]] over his [[{{Bishonen}} good looks]]. He then goes on to get bailed out of every major fight by Naruto. With the start of [[{{Timeskip}} part 2]], however, he has become something of a subversion - now that he really has split himself off from the protagonist he has become one of the most powerful ninja in the series, not through the power of friendship but through [[ConservationOfNinjutsu fighting alone]].

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* In part 1, Sasuke Uchiha from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' starts out as TheRival, but quickly descends to IneffectualLoner. He is introduced as a grim and solitary prodigy at the Ninja Academy with a special inherited power that should make him all but invincible. Other characters admire and are intimidated by his skill, while women [[{{Fangirl}} swoon]] over his [[{{Bishonen}} good looks]]. He then goes on to get bailed out of every major fight by Naruto. With the start of [[{{Timeskip}} part 2]], however, he has become something of a subversion - now that he really has split himself off from the protagonist he has become one of the most powerful ninja in the series, not through the power of friendship but through [[ConservationOfNinjutsu fighting alone]].alone]] (though [[SanitySlippage his sanity has taken a nosedive]]).



** And Prowl from ''TransformersAnimated''. He's skilled enough, but often screws up due to a tendency to try to take on things that would require the entire team.

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** And Prowl from ''TransformersAnimated''.''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''. He's skilled enough, but often screws up due to a tendency to try to take on things that would require the entire team.


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* [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Mr. Incredible]] mostly insisted on working alone. This partially lead to Syndrome StartOfDarkness (he was a HeroWorshipper for Mr. Incredible until Mr. Incredible snapped at him for trying to help apprehend a criminal- though to be fair, the guy ''was'' being TheLoad at the time). Interestingly enough, this seems to partially be a product of an InferioritySuperiorityComplex- the reason he gives for fighting [[spoiler: the Omnidroid]] alone in the FinalBattle is because he's "not strong enough" to protect his family (His wife's answer? "[[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming If we work together, you won't have to be]]").
6th Dec '16 12:42:41 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* This, as it turns out, is the Author's problem in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', best described in the {{Defictionalization}} of ''[[GravityFallsJournal3 Journal 3]]; While he was ProperlyParanoid in regards to his dream-demon arch nemesis possessing people, his solution to keep ''everyone'' away created more problems than they solved. Not giving his assistant all the details on his research caused that assistant to leave him, and his attempt to use his estranged friend hide said research backfired with him [[spoiler: being trapped in another dimension for 30 years.]] As he admits in Journal 3, if he had opened his circle just a little bit more and gathered TheChosenMany, the BigBad would have been defeated, but instead he focused on launching a one-man assault that failed and led to his capture.

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* This, as it turns out, is the Author's problem in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', best described in the {{Defictionalization}} of ''[[GravityFallsJournal3 Journal 3]]; 3]]''; While he was ProperlyParanoid in regards to his dream-demon arch nemesis possessing people, his solution to keep ''everyone'' away created more problems than they solved. Not giving his assistant all the details on his research caused that assistant to leave him, and his attempt to use his estranged friend hide said research backfired with him [[spoiler: being trapped in another dimension for 30 years.]] As he admits in Journal 3, if he had opened his circle just a little bit more and gathered TheChosenMany, the BigBad would have been defeated, but instead he focused on launching a one-man assault that failed and led to his capture.
6th Dec '16 12:42:12 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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* Jasper from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' a terrifyingly strong super soldier who rejects fusion as a "cheap tactic to make weak gems stronger." The truth is, fusion as a concept eludes her; while constantly defeated by fusions herself, she eventually admits that no one she's fused with has ever wanted to stay.

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* Jasper from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' is, on her own, a terrifyingly strong super soldier soldier. Unfortunately for her, she's fighting against the Crystal Gems, who rejects have no problem fighting her two-or-more-on-one and utilizing ThePowerOfFriendship (embodied by a FusionDance) to kick her rear. Being beaten by fusions tends to drive her up the wall, since [[EvilCannotComprehendGood she regards fusion as a "cheap 'a cheap tactic to make weak gems stronger." The truth is, fusion as a concept eludes her; while constantly defeated by fusions herself, she eventually admits that no one she's fused with has ever wanted to stay.stronger']].
3rd Dec '16 6:02:36 PM cybertoy0
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* This, as it turns out, is the Author's problem in ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', best described in the {{Defictionalization}} of ''[[GravityFallsJournal3 Journal 3]]; While he was ProperlyParanoid in regards to his dream-demon arch nemesis possessing people, his solution to keep ''everyone'' away created more problems than they solved. Not giving his assistant all the details on his research caused that assistant to leave him, and his attempt to use his estranged friend hide said research backfired with him [[spoiler: being trapped in another dimension for 30 years.]] As he admits in Journal 3, if he had opened his circle just a little bit more and gathered TheChosenMany, the BigBad would have been defeated, but instead he focused on launching a one-man assault that failed and led to his capture.
16th Nov '16 12:22:19 AM Morgenthaler
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He's {{badass}}. He has cool clothes. He's a little less idealistic than the hero. Maybe he's a ByronicHero. He makes a grand entrance. And does it in half the time the hero does. Why's he a loner? Generally it turns out to be some kind of betrayal, or maybe he lost friends or family and now he just wants to be alone.

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He's {{badass}}.badass. He has cool clothes. He's a little less idealistic than the hero. Maybe he's a ByronicHero. He makes a grand entrance. And does it in half the time the hero does. Why's he a loner? Generally it turns out to be some kind of betrayal, or maybe he lost friends or family and now he just wants to be alone.



* Gareki from ''Manga/{{Karneval}}'' fits the first paragraph to a T, although he's a main character and too {{Badass}} to fail (so far; being rational and aware of his lacking strength next to a Circus fighter helps too). Also, he's a Type A {{Tsundere}}, which goes along charmingly with the personality trait ({{Badass}}; it's kept him from being Ineffectual thusfar).

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* Gareki from ''Manga/{{Karneval}}'' fits the first paragraph to a T, although he's a main character and too {{Badass}} badass to fail (so far; being rational and aware of his lacking strength next to a Circus fighter helps too). Also, he's a Type A {{Tsundere}}, which goes along charmingly with the personality trait ({{Badass}}; (badass; it's kept him from being Ineffectual thusfar).
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