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22nd Apr '17 8:23:19 PM nombretomado
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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'': Version 4 character Brendan Wallace is introduced as a somewhat cynical [[LandDownUnder Australian]] NewTransferStudent with social anxiety. However, by the end of [[DevelopingDoomedCharacters pre-game]] he is a member of an activist club, previously had a SecretRelationship with one character, is currently in a relationship with another, has a ManicPixieDreamGirl best friend, and is a tech guy for a band. However, this can be justified by CharacterDevelopment / CharacterizationMarchesOn very easily.

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* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'': ''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest'': Version 4 character Brendan Wallace is introduced as a somewhat cynical [[LandDownUnder Australian]] NewTransferStudent with social anxiety. However, by the end of [[DevelopingDoomedCharacters pre-game]] he is a member of an activist club, previously had a SecretRelationship with one character, is currently in a relationship with another, has a ManicPixieDreamGirl best friend, and is a tech guy for a band. However, this can be justified by CharacterDevelopment / CharacterizationMarchesOn very easily.
11th Apr '17 10:48:47 AM mouschilight
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* The titular character of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has a FriendlessBackground due to having the Nine-Tails Fox sealed inside him. He suffered ostrasization due to this, and his loud, ClassClown image didn't help him around the other kids. Despite this Naruto has several flashbacks showing that he hanged around with Shikamaru, Kiba, and Chouji while going to the ninja academy. They may not have been close friends yet but at least they bonded well enough. However, many of those scenes were {{Filler}}, so how much of this is actually canon is still left up in the air.

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* The titular character of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has a FriendlessBackground due to having the Nine-Tails Fox sealed inside him. He suffered ostrasization due to this, and his loud, ClassClown image didn't help him around the other kids. Despite this Naruto has several flashbacks showing that he hanged around with Shikamaru, Kiba, and Chouji while going to the ninja academy. They may not have been close friends yet but at least they bonded well enough. However, many of those scenes flashbacks were {{Filler}}, so how much of this it is actually canon is still left up in the air.
11th Apr '17 10:42:32 AM mouschilight
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* The titular character of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has a FriendlessBackground due to having the Nine-Tails Fox sealed inside him. He suffered ostrasization due to this, and his loud, ClassClown image didn't help him around the other kids. Despite this Naruto has several flashbacks showing that he hanged around with Shikamaru, Kiba, and Chouji while going to the ninja academy. They may not have been close friends yet but at least they bonded well enough.

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* The titular character of ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has a FriendlessBackground due to having the Nine-Tails Fox sealed inside him. He suffered ostrasization due to this, and his loud, ClassClown image didn't help him around the other kids. Despite this Naruto has several flashbacks showing that he hanged around with Shikamaru, Kiba, and Chouji while going to the ninja academy. They may not have been close friends yet but at least they bonded well enough. However, many of those scenes were {{Filler}}, so how much of this is actually canon is still left up in the air.
8th Apr '17 12:51:25 AM DuneAgain
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* Bella from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' spends the first two chapters whining about how no one would ever like her and how she has never had any friends. She spends every other chapter whining about how people just won't leave her alone. And from the moment she sits down in school, she starts making friends and boys start asking her out. Yes, [[SarcasmMode she's clearly unpopular.]]

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* Bella from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' spends the first two chapters whining about how no one would ever like her and how she has never had any friends. She spends every other chapter whining about how people just won't leave her alone. And from the moment she sits down in school, school (her literal first class), she starts making friends with no effort on her part and boys start asking her out. Yes, [[SarcasmMode she's clearly unpopular.]]
26th Dec '16 10:41:23 PM Pichu-kun
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* Charlie Brown in ''{{Peanuts}}'' goes in and out of this - everyone supposedly hates him, yet he seems to hang around with people like Linus, Lucy, and Schroeder a lot. In this case this was probably at least a little deliberate--Charlie Brown is more insecure than a loner. His insecurities just lead him to feel lonely.
** And Lucy's verbal abuse can't help.
** In the earliest strips, the other characters are in fact shockingly cruel to Charlie Brown. (The first has him literally just walking by, and Shermy saying "[[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1950/10/02 Good ol' Charlie Brown. How I hate him!]]") This motif is softened over time.

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* Charlie Brown in ''{{Peanuts}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' goes in and out of this - everyone supposedly hates him, yet he seems to hang around with people like Linus, Lucy, and Schroeder a lot. In this case this was probably at least a little deliberate--Charlie Brown is more insecure than a loner. His insecurities just lead him to feel lonely.
** And
lonely and Lucy's verbal abuse can't help.
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help. In the earliest strips, the other characters are in fact shockingly cruel to Charlie Brown. (The first has him literally just walking by, and Shermy saying "[[http://www.gocomics.com/peanuts/1950/10/02 Good ol' Charlie Brown. How I hate him!]]") This motif is softened over time.



* Raven in ''VideoGame/RuneFactory3'' tells you that she doesn't have any friends ([[spoiler:because she is afraid that her "curse" will make them disappear]]). However, on every Holiday and Festival you see her walking around with Karina and Sofia.
** One of her heart events will acknowledge this: She makes gifts for Karina and Sofia, thanking them for being her friends. They both express surprise this was ever in question.

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* Raven in ''VideoGame/RuneFactory3'' tells you that she doesn't have any friends ([[spoiler:because she is afraid that her "curse" will make them disappear]]). However, on every Holiday and Festival you see her walking around with Karina and Sofia.
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Sofia. One of her heart events will acknowledge this: She makes gifts for Karina and Sofia, thanking them for being her friends. They both express surprise this was ever in question.



* Noire in later games in the ''{{Neptunia}}'' series. She constantly hangs out with the other [=CPUs=] when she's not busy, but she's also referred to as a loner by many characters. In actuality, it's not that she's a loner, but that she's constantly ''lonely'' if she's not around someone and isn't distracted by her work.
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* Noire in later games in the ''{{Neptunia}}'' series. She constantly hangs out with the other [=CPUs=] when she's not busy, but she's also referred to as a loner by many characters. In actuality, it's not that she's a loner, but that she's constantly ''lonely'' if she's not around someone and isn't distracted by her work.



* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', despite appearing to be an isolated loner, is actually on good speaking relationships with most of the other characters in her class, interacting with them fairly often. Granted, she tends to do so in a [[TheSnarkKnight fairly ironic way]].
** At the same time, Daria does try to avoid interacting with most of them; usually they track her down for some reason, or events force her into human interaction.
*** To some extent, this seems to be a result of her actively avoiding socialisation unless absolutely necessary or among her few friends; she's considered 'safe' amid the minefield of high school drama, and somewhat respected for her apparent wisdom. Possibly overlapping with IneffectualLoner in a social sense.

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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', despite appearing to be an isolated loner, is actually on good speaking relationships with most of the other characters in her class, interacting with them fairly often. Granted, she tends to do so in a [[TheSnarkKnight fairly ironic way]].
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way]]. At the same time, Daria does try to avoid interacting with most of them; usually they track her down for some reason, or events force her into human interaction.
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interaction. To some extent, this seems to be a result of her actively avoiding socialisation unless absolutely necessary or among her few friends; she's considered 'safe' amid the minefield of high school drama, and somewhat respected for her apparent wisdom. Possibly overlapping with IneffectualLoner in a social sense.
14th Nov '16 5:30:07 PM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded in ''KatawaShoujo'' on Lilly's route.

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* Lampshaded in ''KatawaShoujo'' ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'' on Lilly's route.
18th Aug '16 6:58:24 AM XSpectreGreyX
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** In fact, the Bat Family is probably the largest in the DCU. There's at least currently a Batman, a Robin, a Nightwing, a Red Robin, Catwoman, Oracle, Batgirl, Black Bat, Batwoman, Flamebird, Spoiler, and Alfred in this loner's gang. Though to be fair, he does mostly work alone where feasible and leaves the others to their own devices.
** For ''17 years'' this supposed loner starred in a book whose premise was to team him up with ''everyone else in the DC Universe''. Now with Batman Inc, (Loads and Loads of Batmen!) the writers might as well stop kidding themselves. Ever since Grant Morrison started writing Batman regularly, they have.

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** In fact, the Bat Family is probably the largest in the DCU. There's at least currently a Batman, a Robin, a Nightwing, a Red Robin, a Red Hood, Catwoman, Oracle, Batgirl, Black Bat, Batwoman, Flamebird, Orphan, Spoiler, and Alfred in this loner's gang. He's also taken on a new sidekick, Duke Thomas. And that's just the ''central'' Bat-family, never mind the other, wider Bat-family which includes an ''army'' of Batmen from around the world! Though to be fair, he does mostly work alone where feasible and leaves the others to their own devices.
** For ''17 years'' this supposed loner starred in a book whose premise was to team him up with ''everyone else in the DC Universe''. Now with Batman Inc, (Loads and Loads of Batmen!) the writers might as well stop kidding themselves. Ever since Grant Morrison started writing Batman regularly, they have. Bruce even specifically calls ''himself'' out on it.
-->''The first truth of Batman... It had to be one I don't like to admit. The gunshots left me alone. For years I was alone in the echoing dark of that well. But something else defined the exact moment Batman was born. The first truth of Batman... The saving grace. I was never alone.''
10th Aug '16 2:35:45 PM DougSMachina
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* Franchise/{{Batman}}. For a guy who is torn by emotional isolation living eternally in the darkness, the guy has a ridiculous [[Characters/{{Batman}} character page]] full of his constant allies. This is hardly even mentioning that his relationship with Robin was so close during UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} that you didn't need to be part of a [[MoralGuardians censor board]] to interpret some HoYay going on there.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}. For a guy who is torn by emotional isolation living eternally in the darkness, the guy has a ridiculous ridiculously long [[Characters/{{Batman}} character page]] full of his constant allies. This is hardly even mentioning that his relationship with Robin was so close during UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} that you didn't need to be part of a [[MoralGuardians censor board]] to interpret some HoYay going on there.
2nd Aug '16 10:02:00 AM Willbyr
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-->"Aren't you the kind of guy with no friends?"
-->"Yeah, I used to be but there was sort of a paradigm shift last spring."

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-->"Aren't you the kind of guy with no friends?"
-->"Yeah,
friends?"\\
"Yeah,
I used to be but there was sort of a paradigm shift last spring."



* Being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, ''MutekiKanbanMusume'' deconstructs this trope with Megumi, who sincerely believes she has no friends even when she hangs out with her LimitedSocialCircle. FridgeBrilliance when you realize that Megumi is TheBully[=/=]SchoolYardBullyAllGrownUp, and her definition of friend is: ''someone who Megumi can manipulate into beating Miki''. Since nobody wants to do that, Megumi feels she has no friends.

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* Being a deconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, ''MutekiKanbanMusume'' ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' deconstructs this trope with Megumi, who sincerely believes she has no friends even when she hangs out with her LimitedSocialCircle. FridgeBrilliance when you realize that Megumi is TheBully[=/=]SchoolYardBullyAllGrownUp, and her definition of friend is: ''someone who Megumi can manipulate into beating Miki''. Since nobody wants to do that, Megumi feels she has no friends.
30th Jul '16 3:31:08 PM nombretomado
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* The titular character of ''{{Daria}}'', despite appearing to be an isolated loner, is actually on good speaking relationships with most of the other characters in her class, interacting with them fairly often. Granted, she tends to do so in a [[TheSnarkKnight fairly ironic way]].

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* The titular character of ''{{Daria}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', despite appearing to be an isolated loner, is actually on good speaking relationships with most of the other characters in her class, interacting with them fairly often. Granted, she tends to do so in a [[TheSnarkKnight fairly ironic way]].
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