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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).
10th Nov '16 7:30:28 AM ThePat
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** DependingOnTheWriter, Micchy himself in that same fic is a zig-zagged example. Due to him having PTSD, {{survivor's guilt}} and occasional depression, he could no longer reconnect to anyone he used to worked alongside with (save for Kouta and Zack) before he betrayed his friends. He got better since he has Gou and Samus behind him.

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** DependingOnTheWriter, Micchy himself in that same fic is a zig-zagged example. Due to him having PTSD, {{survivor's {{survivor guilt}} and occasional depression, he could no longer reconnect to anyone he used to worked alongside with (save for Kouta and Zack) before he betrayed his friends. He got better since he has Gou and Samus behind him.
10th Nov '16 7:29:49 AM ThePat
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** DependingOnTheWriter, Micchy himself in that same fic is a zig-zagged example. Due to him having PTSD, {{survivor's guilt}} and occasional depression, he could no longer reconnect to anyone he used to worked alongside with (save for Kouta and Zack) before he betrayed his friends. He got better since he has Gou and Samus behind him.
16th Oct '16 10:01:03 AM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''FinalFantasyTactics'' with the character Delita, who exhibits the philosophy and behavior of the IneffectualLoner, but proves not to be ineffectual at all. This can be attributed to the title's uncharacteristically (for Final Fantasy) heavy emphasis on the [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism "cynical" end of the scale']] -- TheHero Ramza would be MessianicArchetype if he could, but in Ivalice, it just doesn't work that way.

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* Subverted in ''FinalFantasyTactics'' ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyTactics'' with the character Delita, who exhibits the philosophy and behavior of the IneffectualLoner, but proves not to be ineffectual at all. This can be attributed to the title's uncharacteristically (for Final Fantasy) heavy emphasis on the [[SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism "cynical" end of the scale']] -- TheHero Ramza would be MessianicArchetype if he could, but in Ivalice, it just doesn't work that way.
1st Oct '16 6:23:03 AM Truffle
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** Shadow plays this straighter than the two above. He doesn't put a lot of value on teamwork and of the like when getting things done. It also doesn't help that he doesn't seem very fond of anyone's presence that much. However, he's also often seen in the company of Team Dark, made up of him, Rouge the Bat, and Gamma, and actually works fairly well with them, even not minding their presence as much as he does anyone elses'.

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** Shadow plays this straighter than the two above. He doesn't put a lot of value on teamwork and of the like when getting things done. It also doesn't help that he doesn't seem very fond of anyone's presence that much. However, he's also often seen in the company of Team Dark, made up of him, Rouge the Bat, and Gamma, Omega, and actually works fairly well with them, even not minding their presence as much as he does anyone elses'.
16th Sep '16 1:51:40 PM FF32
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* Jasper from ''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 ''StevenUniverse,'' ''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.
16th Sep '16 11:27:22 AM LancelotG
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* Jasper from ''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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