History Main / LonelyRichKid

23rd Apr '17 9:53:26 AM nombretomado
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* Lila Fowler of the ''SweetValleyHigh'' series is normally proud of her status as the richest girl in town and unafraid to flaunt how awesome and cool she is, but she's had her moments of crying over how she hardly ever sees her busy, emotionally distant father and has a MissingMom and being envious of the Wakefield twins for having the perfect family. [[CharacterDevelopment She got better]] when her mom and dad remarried later in the series.

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* Lila Fowler of the ''SweetValleyHigh'' ''Literature/SweetValleyHigh'' series is normally proud of her status as the richest girl in town and unafraid to flaunt how awesome and cool she is, but she's had her moments of crying over how she hardly ever sees her busy, emotionally distant father and has a MissingMom and being envious of the Wakefield twins for having the perfect family. [[CharacterDevelopment She got better]] when her mom and dad remarried later in the series.
18th Apr '17 12:29:50 PM Nualie
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* Jamie, from ''Webcomic/TheSettlers''. He is the richest kid of town, but he's reclusive and as of the beginning of the story, only has one friend whom he is only shown to text.
4th Apr '17 9:27:53 PM Golondrina
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* ''Film/TheHandmaiden'': Hideko is miserable as an heiress living on an estate, with no friends and under the control of her uncle. Her true misery does not stem from being rich itself, but from [[CreepyUncle her uncle]]'s sadistic and torturous control over her life, exploiting her for his own sexual gratification and as a prop in his pornographic industry.
3rd Apr '17 9:42:03 AM Allronix
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* ''Some form of ParentalAbandonment.'' Mom and Dad will be either a) dead, b) never around, c) [[ParentalNeglect inattentive and uncaring]], d) inhumanly demanding to the exclusion of actual ''parenting'', or e) some combination of the above. There are seldom siblings around to fill in the gaps.

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* ''Some form of ParentalAbandonment.'' Mom and Dad will be either a) dead, b) never around, c) [[ParentalNeglect inattentive and uncaring]], d) inhumanly demanding to the exclusion of actual ''parenting'', or e) [[ParentsAsPeople overwhelmed with all the other responsibilities they need to handle]] or f) some combination of the above. There are seldom siblings around to fill in the gaps.



Contrast SpoiledSweet (whose parents are not distant, or maybe they ''are'' but the kid tries not to let it get to them), HeartwarmingOrphan.

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Contrast SpoiledSweet (whose parents are not distant, or maybe they ''are'' but the kid tries not to let it get to them), SpoiledBrat, HeartwarmingOrphan.
1st Apr '17 7:32:54 PM superdawge
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* ''A noticeable shortage of close friends'', for various reasons. They could be a RichBitch or JerkJock, or at least mistaken for one. The character may be leery of friendship overtures because these have turned out to be attempts to take advantage of their wealth. Then there are the rich parents of the rich kid to consider. It could be that parental pressure is toward the character becoming remote and icy because that what worked for them, all that caste and class nonsense. Politicians' and tycoons' kids often have anti-kidnapping barriers around them that friendlies have just as hard a time getting through as do the unfriendlies.

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* ''A noticeable shortage of close friends'', for various reasons. They could be a RichBitch or JerkJock, or at least mistaken for one. The character may be leery of friendship overtures because these have turned out to be attempts to take advantage of their wealth. Then there are the rich parents of the rich kid to consider. It could be that parental pressure is toward the character becoming remote and icy because that that's what worked for them, all that caste and class nonsense. Politicians' and tycoons' kids often have anti-kidnapping barriers around them that friendlies have just as hard a time getting through as do the unfriendlies.
6th Mar '17 7:39:30 AM megarockman
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* Adam Banks in ''Film/TheMightyDucks'' trilogy, most evident in the first film. Banks had formerly played on [[OpposingSportsTeam the Hawks]] until late in the regular season because district lines were redrawn only in the previous year and no one noticed Banks should have been on the Ducks until Coach Bombay threatened to have the Hawks forfeit all its remaining games for playing someone ineligible (even after [[DisproportionateRetribution Bombay was fired from his law firm for refusing to compromise by withdrawing his protest]]) - this made his inclusion onto the Ducks roster rocky at first in a SnobsVsSlobs way (especially for Jesse Hall), Banks being the only one from a relatively affluent suburb. Banks, for his part, really just wants to play hockey and, with support from Bombay and Charlie, is able to fit into the team by the end.
26th Feb '17 9:05:50 AM Schroeder1174
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* Every single children of royalty and nobility up to the 1950s, as per the usual childrearing practices of the time. After birth, the baby is immediately fobbed off to an army of nannies, wet nurses, tutors, etc. and you only really met your parents on special occasions. There was a possible exception in the case of King George VI's children, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. King George VI (known familiarly as "Bertie") and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, tried to raise their daughters as normally as possible, and it reportedly crushed the former Prince Albert when his daughters curtsied upon greeting him when he was crowned king. (His elder daughter Elizabeth is of course now known as Queen Elizabeth II.)

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* Every single children child of royalty and nobility up to the 1950s, as per the usual childrearing practices of the time. After birth, the baby is immediately fobbed off to an army of nannies, wet nurses, tutors, etc. and you only really met your parents on special occasions. There was a possible exception in the case of King George VI's children, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret. King George VI (known familiarly as "Bertie") and his wife, Queen Elizabeth, tried to raise their daughters as normally as possible, and it reportedly crushed the former Prince Albert when his daughters curtsied upon greeting him when he was crowned king. (His elder daughter Elizabeth is of course now known as Queen Elizabeth II.)
22nd Feb '17 4:59:20 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': Shallan's father sheltered her a great deal, she didn't get out much until the events of the story. She had absolutely zero friends when she left home.
13th Feb '17 8:54:00 PM MeepieV
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* PsychopathicManchild and budding serial killer Dandy Mott from ''Series/AmericanHorrorStoryFreakShow'' is one of these, so much so that his [[MyBelovedSmother mother]] takes to buying and hiring him friends (including a terrifying MonsterClown), without much success. Given that he murdered one of the few children willing to play with him, it's hard to feel too sorry for him.
11th Jan '17 5:45:23 PM nombretomado
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* Jonas from ''{{lonelygirl15}}''. He lives in a big house, which he has all to himself, because his parents vanished at sea. He has no close friends prior to meeting the protagonists, and you get the impression that he's very lonely. He soon joins their circle of friends and becomes both a central character and a love interest for another central character.

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* Jonas from ''{{lonelygirl15}}''.''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15''. He lives in a big house, which he has all to himself, because his parents vanished at sea. He has no close friends prior to meeting the protagonists, and you get the impression that he's very lonely. He soon joins their circle of friends and becomes both a central character and a love interest for another central character.
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