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30th Aug '16 3:15:30 PM pinkdalek
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* It's not really overt, but in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', the ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' prequel, Sephiroth feels isolated because of a combination of his superior intelligence and power. The only ones he feels at all close to are Angeal, Genesis, and possibly Zack, who went through similar experiments, and are still nowhere near his level.

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
**Subverted in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''. Cloud tells Tifa that he didn't have friends as a child, because he thought the other children were all stupid compared to him, but immediately admits that feeling that way proved that he was in reality the stupid one.
It's suggested his InferioritySuperiorityComplex as a way of coping with his own loneliness.
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not really overt, but in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', the ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'' prequel, Sephiroth feels isolated because of a combination of his superior intelligence and power. The only ones he feels at all close to are Angeal, Genesis, and possibly Zack, who went through similar experiments, and are still nowhere near his level.
20th Aug '16 5:19:09 PM nombretomado
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* Raistlin in ''{{Dragonlance}}'', whose exceptional intelligence sets him apart from other characters (although his loneliness is also because, well, AmbitionIsEvil and BeingEvilSucks).

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* Raistlin in ''{{Dragonlance}}'', ''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}'', whose exceptional intelligence sets him apart from other characters (although his loneliness is also because, well, AmbitionIsEvil and BeingEvilSucks).
30th Jul '16 3:31:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Daria}}.'' This was more prevalent in the first season, after that the show became much less about "Daria vs. the idiots around her". In fact, around season two, we see her getting called out on her antisocial behaviours as well as the isolation being partially her doing - and her CharacterDevelopment is her ''not'' pushing everybody away.

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* ''{{Daria}}.''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}.'' This was more prevalent in the first season, after that the show became much less about "Daria vs. the idiots around her". In fact, around season two, we see her getting called out on her antisocial behaviours as well as the isolation being partially her doing - and her CharacterDevelopment is her ''not'' pushing everybody away.
15th Jul '16 7:27:37 PM eroock
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* [[http://www.yourtango.com/2016287241/smarter-people-have-fewer-friends-says-science This]] article claims there is a scientific explanation for this phenomenon, namely that "highly intelligent individuals are better able to adapt to modern life. [...] This means they don't have as much of a need for social interaction."
10th May '16 7:46:24 PM Bissek
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* Thanks to them all having NoSocialSkills, the four geniuses of ''Series/{{Scorpion}}''. The complete list of outsiders they are comfortable interacting with outside their little group are: Their boss, the waitress they hired to be their interface with normal people, her ChildProdigy son who is having the same problem that they do, and Walter's sister (For Walter only).

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* Thanks to them all having NoSocialSkills, the four geniuses of ''Series/{{Scorpion}}''. The complete list of outsiders they are comfortable interacting with outside their little group are: Their boss, the waitress they hired to be their interface with normal people, her ChildProdigy son who is having the same problem that they do, and Walter's sister (For Walter only).(until her death).
6th May '16 11:24:10 AM Robinton
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* Hannah from ''Series/ToddAndTheBookOfPureEvil'' is largely isolated from her fellow students due to her intelligience. In ''Invasion of the Stupid Snatchers'', a student who was turning the rest of the school into idiots with the book questions whether being smart has made her happy, and whether it wouldn't be better to be as dumb as him.

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* Hannah from ''Series/ToddAndTheBookOfPureEvil'' is largely isolated from her fellow students due to her intelligience.intelligence. In ''Invasion of the Stupid Snatchers'', a student who was turning the rest of the school into idiots with the book questions whether being smart has made her happy, and whether it wouldn't be better to be as dumb as him.
29th Mar '16 8:12:24 AM hullflyer
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* Minor example in the novel ''Hush Money''. {{Spenser}} is interviewing his client, a college professor, about his romantic history in an effort to clear him of having had a relationship with a student that resulted in suicide. The professor, a black man, says that most of his relationships have been with white women; not because of their race, but because he is "badly over-educated", and only relates well to women who are also well-educated, and most of those women are white.
28th Feb '16 9:57:36 AM sgamer82
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** One of the reasons Ai Haibara TookALevelInCheerfulness following being shrunk into a first grader is because she gains a much wider circle of friends and loved ones compared to her life as Shiho Miyano. As Shiho, she was raised by the Organization to become one of their top scientists by the age of thirteen, and her only close relationship was her elder sister, Akemi. Akemi's death is the catalyst that led to Shiho turning on the Organization and becoming Ai in the first place.
30th Jan '16 9:22:44 AM Malitia
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* The Loki of the Paradise domain in ''Fanfic/LokiAgentOfDoomgard'' because they're incredibly medium aware (can [[TheOmniscient read the matrix]] for example) and lonely thanks to it (just try to make someone understand that you ''know'' the secret workings of the universe).
26th Jan '16 3:11:33 AM DaibhidC
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* Kirsty in ''Literature/TheJohnnyMaxwellTrilogy'', who has a habit of explaining to people how stupid they are until they leave (she views this as a character flaw in everyone else). Johnny is her friend because he ''already'' thinks he's pretty stupid.

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* Kirsty in ''Literature/TheJohnnyMaxwellTrilogy'', the ''Literature/JohnnyMaxwellTrilogy'', who has a habit of explaining to people how stupid they are until they leave (she views this as a character flaw in everyone else). Johnny is her friend because he ''already'' thinks he's pretty stupid.
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