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4th Aug '17 3:10:34 AM SeptimusHeap
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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.

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* Noire in later games in the ''{{Neptunia}}'' ''Franchise/{{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.
6th Jul '17 7:33:57 AM lluewhyn
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** It doesn't help that all of the backstory shown for her doesn't seem to line up with her personality, motivations, etc. Whereas many of the other characters (Locke, Sawyer, Jin) become more understandable and sympathetic once you know their histories, her history is a complete mess of motivations and doesn't really connect the dots well with the way she acts in the present.
5th Jul '17 11:02:26 AM gophergiggles
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* ''Film/LegoBatman'', among pretty much everything else, [[AffectionateParody mercilessly prodded]] Batman's alleged [[BuffySpeak loner...ness]] (see comic books, above) by making Batman an overly compensating jerk who tries way too hard to make everyone around him think he's the coolest thing around when really he's desperately lonely and has NoSocialSkills. [[spoiler:He gets better in the end]].
1st Jul '17 8:24:10 AM oforiousmic
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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 flashbacks were {{Filler}}, so how much of it 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 lazed off 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 flashbacks were {{Filler}}, so how much of it is actually canon is still left up in the air.
22nd Jun '17 7:15:25 PM HeroGal2347
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* Being a ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' Expy, ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' tries to pull off being a loner at times, but it's a bit hollow given that he has [[LoveInterest Morgana]], [[HeterosexualLifePartners Launchpad]], and [[HappilyAdopted Gosalyn]] around, as well as being a member of the Justice Ducks.

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* Being a ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' Expy, ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'': The title character tries to pull off being a loner at times, but it's a bit hollow given that he has [[LoveInterest Morgana]], [[HeterosexualLifePartners Launchpad]], and [[HappilyAdopted Gosalyn]] around, as well as being a member of the Justice Ducks.
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.
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