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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.
14th Nov '15 2:46:08 AM SwiftJustice
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*** 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.
2nd Nov '15 11:37:46 AM JoeMerl
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** In the earliest strips, the other characters are in fact shockingly cruel to Charlie Brown. This motif is softened over time.

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** 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.
26th Sep '15 5:52:23 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.
26th Sep '15 5:38:42 PM Heartlesswithaheart
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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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