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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]].
20th Apr '16 11:56:03 AM Pichu-kun
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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.



* {{Wolverine}} claims to be a loner, and does honestly seem to attempt to do so, but his [[WolverinePublicity track record]] seems to prove otherwise.
** To a degree it works for Wolverine; by temperament he'd be a [[TheDrifter drifting]] KnightErrant [[KnightInSourArmor In Sour Armor]], which involves lots of helping people and then leaving and not seeing them again for several decades. In a slightly different genre he'd very reasonably say ButNowIMustGo. Look at that trope page; fully half the links in the description apply to him. (For example, until he regained his memories, his JourneyToFindOneself was a big part of his character.) All that being said, it becomes ridiculous to call Wolverine a loner when he is officially a member of three superhero teams at once, due to [[WolverinePublicity him publicity]]. Being a loner is in character, but the Marketing department wins, especially in a SharedUniverse.
** He also has had a girl sidekick following him around for most of the past thirty years. (Shadowcat, Jubilee, Armor...)

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* {{Wolverine}} ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} claims to be a loner, and does honestly seem to attempt to do so, but his [[WolverinePublicity track record]] seems to prove otherwise.
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otherwise. To a degree it works for Wolverine; by temperament he'd be a [[TheDrifter drifting]] KnightErrant [[KnightInSourArmor In Sour Armor]], which involves lots of helping people and then leaving and not seeing them again for several decades. In a slightly different genre he'd very reasonably say ButNowIMustGo. Look at that trope page; fully half the links in the description apply to him. (For example, until he regained his memories, his JourneyToFindOneself was a big part of his character.) All that being said, it becomes ridiculous to call Wolverine a loner when he is officially a member of three superhero teams at once, due to [[WolverinePublicity him publicity]]. Being a loner is in character, but the Marketing department wins, especially in a SharedUniverse.
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SharedUniverse. He also has had a girl sidekick following him around for most of the past thirty years. (Shadowcat, Jubilee, Armor...)
5th Feb '16 10:57:11 AM burnpsy
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* Noire in later games in the ''{{nNeptunia}}'' 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 ''{{nNeptunia}}'' ''{{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.
5th Feb '16 10:56:52 AM burnpsy
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* Noire in later games in the ''HyperdimensionNeptunia'' 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 ''HyperdimensionNeptunia'' ''{{nNeptunia}}'' 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.
15th Jan '16 8:33:46 AM Pichu-kun
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* In ''HarvestMoon: More Friends of Mineral Town'', when you're introduced to Doug and Ann, Doug expresses hope that you'll be friends with his daughter, Ann, since she doesn't really have any friends and is lonely. But during the normal course of the game, you'll see her hanging out at the hot springs every morning, with Popuri. Does Popuri not count?

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* In ''HarvestMoon: ''[[VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature Harvest Moon: More Friends of Mineral Town'', Town]]'', when you're introduced to Doug and Ann, Doug expresses hope that you'll be friends with his daughter, Ann, since she doesn't really have any friends and is lonely. But during the normal course of the game, you'll see her hanging out at the hot springs every morning, with Popuri. Does Popuri not count?
25th Dec '15 5:51:45 PM nombretomado
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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 the SilverAge 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 [[Characters/{{Batman}} character page]] full of his constant allies. This is hardly even mentioning that his relationship with Robin was so close during the SilverAge 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.
19th Nov '15 5:27:20 PM nombretomado
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* Raven in ''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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* Raven in ''RuneFactory3'' ''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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