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23rd Sep '16 10:04:08 PM nombretomado
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* The premise of the BritneySpears song "Lucky."
* The song "Poor Little Rich Boy" by ReginaSpektor.

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* The premise of the BritneySpears Music/BritneySpears song "Lucky."
* The song "Poor Little Rich Boy" by ReginaSpektor.Music/ReginaSpektor.
11th Sep '16 6:17:22 AM GlitteringFlowers
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Contrast SpoiledSweet (whose parents are not distant), HeartwarmingOrphan.

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



* Shouko Kirishima from ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts''. The reason why she's {{Yandere}} for Yuuji is because he's the only person who treated her like a normal girl, whereas everyone was scared to death by her ultra-high social status.

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* Shouko Kirishima from ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts''. The reason why she's {{Yandere}} for Yuuji is because [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe he's the only person who treated her like a normal girl, girl]], whereas everyone was scared to death by her ultra-high social status.



* Sumire Kanzaki in ''Anime/SakuraWarsTV''. Her father and grandfather were so absorbed into work that she was left emotionally scarred and doubtful about their love for her. [[spoiler:Reversed later, when her dad appears and is revealed to be a rather decent guy otherwise and even apologizes to Sumire for not being able to spend more time with her. She forgives him.]] However, there's a rich kid who's even ''more'' lonely in the group: Vicomtesse Iris Chateaubriand. Her parents were so scared of her enormous PsychicPowers that they locked her away in her fancy bedroom, and her only company were her dolls and teddies until Ayame Fujieda recruited her; Iris became [[ShrinkingViolet extremely withdrawn and scared of everyone]] as a consequence, holding on her teddybear Jean-Claude as a SecurityBlanket. The episode where her backstory is revealed and the troupe struggles to give Iris her first birthday party ever is one of the biggest {{Tear Jerker}}s in the series.

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* ''Anime/SakuraWarsTV''
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Sumire Kanzaki in ''Anime/SakuraWarsTV''. Her Kanzaki's father and grandfather were so absorbed into work that she was left emotionally scarred and doubtful about their love for her. [[spoiler:Reversed later, when her dad appears and is revealed to be a rather decent guy otherwise and even apologizes to Sumire for not being able to spend more time with her. She forgives him.]] However, there's a rich kid who's even ''more'' lonely in the group: ]]
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Vicomtesse Iris Chateaubriand. Her Chateaubriand's parents were so scared of her enormous PsychicPowers that they locked her away in her fancy bedroom, and her only company were her dolls and teddies until Ayame Fujieda recruited her; Iris became [[ShrinkingViolet extremely withdrawn and scared of everyone]] as a consequence, holding on her teddybear Jean-Claude as a SecurityBlanket. The There's [[ADayInTheLimelight a whole episode dedicated to her]], where her Iris' backstory is revealed and the troupe struggles to give Iris her her first birthday party ever is one of the biggest {{Tear Jerker}}s in the series.ever.


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* ''Anime/ShamanKing'' has Kana Bismarch, a membress of the ''Hanagumi'' Team, who used to be this in the past. The poor girl was isolated in her family's BigFancyCastle until her parents died and her greedy relatives appeared and took everything away, leaving Kanna desitute. Hao arrived and killed them all and invited her to join his team.
7th Aug '16 5:42:08 PM CatelynTsukino
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** Played straight with Adrien. As stated in the second [i]Origins[/i] episode, before he went to school [[spoiler:his only friend was Chloe]]. This causes a bad first impression to everyone in class, since they all hate Chloe. When he finally manages to explain his friendless background to Nino and Marinette, both are moved and befriend him (well, [[spoiler:Marinette falls for him]]). His social status seems to be slowly changing after this, given that his classmates all treat him well. As far as we know, though, his social circle is still small.

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** Played straight with Adrien. As stated in the second [i]Origins[/i] Origins episode, before he went to school [[spoiler:his spoiler:his only friend was Chloe]].Chloe. This causes a bad first impression to everyone in class, since they all hate Chloe. When he finally manages to explain his friendless background to Nino and Marinette, both are moved and befriend him (well, [[spoiler:Marinette falls for him]]). His social status seems to be slowly changing after this, given that his classmates all treat him well. As far as we know, though, his social circle is still small.
7th Aug '16 5:39:41 PM CatelynTsukino
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* Adrien Agreste and Chloe Burgeouis from ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' both fit this trope.
**Played straight with Adrien. As stated in the second [i]Origins[/i] episode, before he went to school [[spoiler:his only friend was Chloe]]. This causes a bad first impression to everyone in class, since they all hate Chloe. When he finally manages to explain his friendless background to Nino and Marinette, both are moved and befriend him (well, [[spoiler:Marinette falls for him]]). His social status seems to be slowly changing after this, given that his classmates all treat him well. As far as we know, though, his social circle is still small.
**Justified in Chloe's case, since she's a self-absorved AlphaBitch who treats everyone poorly - even her supposed best friend Sabrina. She's unaware of this, though, as she firmly believes everyone loves her.
4th Aug '16 1:50:38 PM troubleonhighheels
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* Seth in TheOC.

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* Seth Cohen in TheOC.
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* Seth in TheOC.
29th Jul '16 3:06:51 PM SnowyWolf
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* Pacifica Northwest from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is both a RichBitch and an AlphaBitch, but this seems to be in great part due to her parents (who are way worse in that regard than she is, and that's an accomplishment) actively encouraging her to look down on anyone who is less well-off than she is, as well as pressuring her to be perfect at all times. Judging by how much Pacifica fears them, they might well be outright AbusiveParents as well. While she is popular for her wealth, she does not seem to have any real friends [[spoiler: until Dipper and Mabel]].

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* Pacifica Northwest from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is both a RichBitch and an AlphaBitch, but this seems to be in great part due to her parents (who are way worse in that regard than she is, and that's an accomplishment) actively encouraging her to look down on anyone who is less well-off than she is, as well as pressuring her to be perfect at all times. Judging by how much Pacifica fears them, they might well be outright AbusiveParents as well. While she is popular for her wealth, she does not seem to have any real friends [[spoiler: until Dipper [[ShipTease Dipper]] and Mabel]].[[FireForgedFriends Mabel]]]].
29th Jul '16 3:05:17 PM SnowyWolf
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* Pacifica Northwest from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is both a RichBitch and an AlphaBitch, but this seems to be in great part due to her parents (who are way worse in that regard than she is, and that's an accomplishment) actively encouraging her to look down on anyone who is less well-off than she is, as well as pressuring her to be perfect at all times. Judging by how much Pacifica fears them, they might well be outright AbusiveParents as well. While she is popular for her wealth, she does not seem to have any real friends.

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* Pacifica Northwest from ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' is both a RichBitch and an AlphaBitch, but this seems to be in great part due to her parents (who are way worse in that regard than she is, and that's an accomplishment) actively encouraging her to look down on anyone who is less well-off than she is, as well as pressuring her to be perfect at all times. Judging by how much Pacifica fears them, they might well be outright AbusiveParents as well. While she is popular for her wealth, she does not seem to have any real friends.friends [[spoiler: until Dipper and Mabel]].
27th Jul '16 12:18:08 PM rafi
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* Keisaku Satou in ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''. He's not a totally straight example (as he does have a friend in Eita), but otherwise he fits. He's rich as hell, bored and slightly depressed with it, and feels like he has no purpose. Then [[MsFanservice Margery]] [[ActionGirl Daw]] enters his life, and he falls for her, and unlike Eita, who eventually decides to gracefully decline further service to her mission as a Flame Haze, he still helps her for no benefit to himself, mostly because her presence in his life is removing the "Lonely" from the trope title. In fact, even after she catches on and tries to tell him her DarkAndTroubledPast to keep him at arms length, it only draws him closer to her. [[spoiler: And in the light novels and the third season of the anime, she eventually breaks down and they become an OfficialCouple]]

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* Keisaku Satou This is [[RichBitch Mayu Miyuki]]'s FreudianExcuse in ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''. He's ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi''. Her parents are ''never'' around and she only gets to see them counted times, and she met Kaoru when she ran away of her own birthday party ''because her parents didn't come to visit her even then''.
* Aversion: Mihama Chiyo out of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is shown as by far the richest of the girls, and has other reasons that she'd be isolated ... and is of course one of the happiest and most well-liked of her class. Not insanely happy, but generally {{cheerful|Child}}. Granted, the audience never sees her parents, but they're never implied to be ''gone'', just offscreen. Her dad seems to enjoy his life as an extradimensional talking cat secret agent who may or may
not be [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/s_true_identity.jpg Santa Claus]].
* Shouko Kirishima from ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts''. The reason why she's {{Yandere}} for Yuuji is because he's the only person who treated her like
a totally straight example (as normal girl, whereas everyone was scared to death by her ultra-high social status.
* Himekawa from ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}''. [[spoiler:This is due to the fact that his best friend since kindergarten had betrayed him, and thus
he hasn't been able to trust anyone else ever since. He does however seem to be healing now that he has FireForgedFriends with the fellow members of the Tohoshinki, Oga, and their respective subordinates. However, he is also most likely more screwed up as well considering the fact that said best friend that betrayed him lied to him about ''her'' gender and is apparently in love with him. It also doesn't help that they have an agreement between their families for an ArrangedMarriage]].
* Farnese from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. Her older siblings were generations apart, her father was always away on business, and her mother took no role in parenting since she was always out partying. Thus, Farnese developed some, [[PyroManiac problems]] ([[ADateWithRosiePalms and urges]]) due to
a sense of ParentalAbandonment, and would terrorize her servants and kill pets that didn't reach her expectations. This wasn't made any better when she was given a military position whose [[KnightTemplar purpose was to]] [[KillItWithFire burn people at the stake...]] Princess Charlotte and Theresia count as well, though Princess Charlotte has fared a bit better since [[OnlyFriend she had one friend in Eita), but otherwise he fits. He's rich as hell, bored her maid Anna]] and slightly depressed with it, Theresia was at least okay when Puck came around and feels like he has no purpose. Then [[MsFanservice Margery]] [[ActionGirl Daw]] enters his life, and he falls for her, and unlike Eita, who eventually decides to gracefully decline further service to cheered her mission as a Flame Haze, he still helps up, [[BreakTheCutie until her for no benefit to himself, mostly because her presence whole childhood was destroyed]]. Basically, if you're an aristocratic female in his ''Berserk'', your life is removing the "Lonely" from the trope title. In fact, even after she catches on and tries going to tell him her DarkAndTroubledPast to keep him at arms length, it only draws him closer to her. [[spoiler: And in the light novels and the third season of the anime, she eventually breaks down and they become be an OfficialCouple]]emotional mess.



* Karen of ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5''. Her parents are always traveling abroad, and she doesn't even get to see them in the ChristmasEpisode, despite that being the only time they come home. She does have one friend, Komachi, but manages to isolate herself anyway by being resolutely determined not to open up to her or anyone else.
* Karen's ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' [[{{Expy}} predecessor]], Honoka, has a nearly identical backstory, but it takes long enough for the series to get into her head that it's hard to say whether she actually fits the trope.
* While Hibiki from ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' is not really rich, she is a lot wealthier than her teammates. Her father is a busy musician, while her mother is a world travelling pianist. On top of having no siblings, she gets lonely very easily.
* Minto Aizawa from ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', who initially JumpedAtTheCall but refused the built-in gang of TrueCompanions out of snobbery. She gets better, though, especially when Zakuro shows up and her {{fangirl}} side kicks in.
* Christopher "Chris" Thorndyke in ''Anime/SonicX'' - or at least, the show's writers try to play him as this, but it doesn't really hit home when he does actually have some genuine human friends and his grandfather is almost always at home even if his parents (who definitely love him) aren't. This parents are both horribly neglectful and smothering in the first two seasons; rarely seeing their son for more than a few hours at a time before having the disappear for some reason but at the same time demanding to know where Chris is at all times and conducting a world search if he's missing for more any period of time. They do apparently get better at the end of the second season.
* Aversion: Mihama Chiyo out of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is shown as by far the richest of the girls, and has other reasons that she'd be isolated ... and is of course one of the happiest and most well-liked of her class. Not insanely happy, but generally {{cheerful|Child}}. Granted, the audience never sees her parents, but they're never implied to be ''gone'', just offscreen. Her dad seems to enjoy his life as an extradimensional talking cat secret agent who may or may not be [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/s_true_identity.jpg Santa Claus]].
* Extra points for ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'':
** Nanako's parents started out poor and nice and became less pleasant as they got rich. The protagonist solves the family problem without bankrupting them, however. With a sledgehammer.
** A number of characters including Urumi and Miyabi fit the bill as well. While their parents aren't gone [[spoiler: except Urumi, who doesn't know her father as anything more than a sperm donor]], they're emotionally detached from them to the point they act out. Granted they have more issues than just this trope, but ''GTO'' prefers a cornucopia of issues for its characters.
** Another one of the minor characters that Onizuka helps is the son of a Yakuza boss who has become a HikkikoMori because he didn't want to be ostracized by his peers because of his dad. (Later, he gets over it, and uses the fact that Daddy is in the Yakuza as a leverage point against bullies.)
* Occurs in the backstory of Lucy Heartfilia in ''Manga/FairyTail''. After her mother's death, she was raised by the staff of her family's manor, as [[ParentalNeglect her father had no time for her]]. This eventually led to her [[TheRunaway running away from home]] and joining the eponymous guild after living on the road for a year.
* Murasaki Kujoin from ''[[LightNovel/KureNai Kure-nai]]'' is born into a very rich family, but at the cost of being locked away from the outside world for the rest of her life [[spoiler: to eventually bear her older brother's children]].
* Kaito Doumoto of ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' is popular at school and has an InstantFanclub, and hides his lonely brooding behind the mask of a carefree joker instead of a standoffish loner like most of these examples. His parents died in a storm at sea, leaving him with a vast amount of money, and he doesn't like to talk about it. It's only Lucia's perseverance and [[LovesMyAlterEgo his growing suspicion that she might be the mermaid he's looking for]] that allows him to eventually open up to her.
** Also Michal Amagi, an IllGirl whose [[BigBrotherInstinct older brother Rihito]] is pretty much the only person she talks to. Although he pours his riches into making her happy, she's so desperate and depressed that [[HeroicSelfDeprecation she thinks that he's wasting his energy on her]]. When Kaito shows her genuine kindness, she goes all-out ClingyJealousGirl, throwing herself at him, practically chaining him to her mansion, and [[AmnesiaDanger ready and willing to do anything to keep him from remembering Lucia]] because if he knows he has a ''real'' girlfriend, he won't want ''her'' anymore. Her FreakOut when he decides to move back home is both profoundly creepy and heartbreaking.
* Mawata Awayuki from the anime ''Anime/{{Pretear}}'' is a subversion of sorts, in that at first she seems to be lonely for no particular reason: her family is with her, but she distances herself from them; she is popular at school, but doesn't seem to have close friends. It's only later in the series that the ''real'' reasons for her loneliness are revealed -- not only she was quite affected by her father's demise when she was a little girl, she just doesn't think people can understand her true feelings, and so is unwilling to open up to anyone. [[spoiler: Of course, her issues remain unnoticed long enough to turn into a real problem, when the BigBad seizes her and turns her into a DarkMagicalGirl]].

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%%* Kunugi-tan from ''Anime/BinchouTan''.
* Karen Yukio Hans Voralberna from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. [[spoiler: Doubling as a CutePsycho.]]
* Sena Kashiwazaki from ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'' is one. A large part
of ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5''. Her parents are always traveling abroad, it is due to the other girls being jealous of her due to her good looks, grades, athleticism, and ample cleavage. As a result, she doesn't even get was often shunned by other girls in group activities, to see them the point that she had no real friends prior to joining the Neighbors Club.
* Takami "Komo" Komoda from ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', specially
in the ChristmasEpisode, despite that being the only time they come home. She does have one friend, Komachi, but manages to isolate herself anyway by being resolutely determined not to open up to her or anyone else.
* Karen's ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' [[{{Expy}} predecessor]], Honoka, has a nearly identical backstory, but it takes long enough for the series to get into her head that it's hard to say whether she actually fits the trope.
* While Hibiki from ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' is not really rich, she is a lot wealthier than her teammates.
manga. Her father is a busy musician, while her mother is a world travelling pianist. On top of having no siblings, she gets lonely very easily.
* Minto Aizawa from ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', who initially JumpedAtTheCall but refused
highranked military man, so in grade school Komo either was ignored or ostracized by the built-in gang of TrueCompanions out of snobbery. She gets better, though, especially when Zakuro shows up and her {{fangirl}} side kicks in.
* Christopher "Chris" Thorndyke in ''Anime/SonicX'' - or at least, the show's writers try to play him as this, but it doesn't really hit home when he does actually have some genuine human friends and his grandfather is almost always at home even if his parents (who definitely love him) aren't. This parents are both horribly neglectful and smothering in the first two seasons; rarely seeing their son for more than a few hours at a time before having the disappear for some reason but at the same time demanding to know where Chris is at all times and conducting a world search if he's missing for more any period of time. They do apparently get better at the end of the second season.
* Aversion: Mihama Chiyo out of ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is shown as by far the richest of the girls, and has
other reasons that she'd be isolated ... kids until [[OnlyFriend Maki Anou]] came along. As a result, she grew very aloof and is of course one of the happiest and most well-liked of her class. Not insanely happy, but generally {{cheerful|Child}}. Granted, the audience never sees her parents, but they're never implied to be ''gone'', just offscreen. Her dad seems to enjoy his life as an extradimensional talking cat secret agent who may or may not be [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/s_true_identity.jpg Santa Claus]].
* Extra points for ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'':
** Nanako's parents started out poor and nice and became less pleasant as they got rich. The protagonist solves the family problem without bankrupting them, however. With a sledgehammer.
** A number of characters including Urumi and Miyabi fit the bill as well. While their parents aren't gone [[spoiler: except Urumi, who doesn't know her father as anything more than a sperm donor]], they're
slightly emotionally detached deattached from them to the point they act out. Granted they have more issues than just this trope, but ''GTO'' prefers a cornucopia world.
* ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' has some
of issues for its characters.
these:
** Another one of the minor characters that Onizuka helps El Si Pierre is the son of a Yakuza boss French nobleman and tycoon [[http://mangafox.me/manga/captain_tsubasa/v32/c099/103.html who has become a HikkikoMori because he didn't want used to be ostracized by either bullied or sucked up to for his peers because of his dad. (Later, he gets over it, and uses the fact that Daddy is in the Yakuza as a leverage point against bullies.)
* Occurs in the backstory of Lucy Heartfilia in ''Manga/FairyTail''. After her mother's death, she was raised by the staff of her
family's manor, as [[ParentalNeglect her father had no time for her]]. This eventually led to her [[TheRunaway running away from home]] and joining the eponymous guild after living on the road for a year.
* Murasaki Kujoin from ''[[LightNovel/KureNai Kure-nai]]'' is born into a very rich family, but at the cost of being locked away from the outside world for the rest of her life [[spoiler: to eventually bear her older brother's children]].
* Kaito Doumoto of ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' is popular at school and has an InstantFanclub, and hides his lonely brooding behind the mask of a carefree joker instead of a standoffish loner like most of these examples. His parents died in a storm at sea, leaving him with a vast amount of money, and he doesn't like to talk about it. It's only Lucia's perseverance and [[LovesMyAlterEgo his growing suspicion that she might be the mermaid he's looking for]] that allows him to eventually open up to her.
** Also Michal Amagi, an IllGirl whose [[BigBrotherInstinct older brother Rihito]] is pretty much the only person she talks to. Although he pours his
riches into making her happy, she's so desperate and depressed that [[HeroicSelfDeprecation she thinks that he's wasting prestige.]] He began practising soccer to avert this problem, since in his energy on her]]. When Kaito shows her genuine kindness, she goes all-out ClingyJealousGirl, throwing herself at him, practically chaining vew soccer rules are the same for everyone, and this let him to her mansion, and [[AmnesiaDanger ready and willing to do anything to keep him from remembering Lucia]] because if he knows he has forge real friendships with time.
** Mark Owairan is
a ''real'' girlfriend, he won't want ''her'' anymore. Her FreakOut when he decides to move back home is both profoundly creepy and heartbreaking.
* Mawata Awayuki from the anime ''Anime/{{Pretear}}'' is a subversion of sorts, in that at first she seems to be lonely for no particular reason: her family is with her, but she distances herself from them; she is popular at school, but doesn't seem to have close friends. It's only later in the series that the ''real'' reasons for her loneliness are revealed -- not only she was quite affected by her
Arabian prince who spent several years locked inside his father's demise palace and discovered soccer only when she he went out of his GildedCage with his bodyguards and saw a bunch of children playing in the streets. He was a little girl, she just doesn't think people can understand her true feelings, so fascinated that he started training and so is unwilling playing, rising to open up to anyone. [[spoiler: Of course, her issues remain unnoticed long enough to turn into a real problem, when the BigBad seizes her top thanks to his own merits and turns her into not to his family's influences.
** The first anime strongly implies that Genzo Wakabayashi is one. He lives in
a DarkMagicalGirl]].BigFancyHouse but his family is nowhere in sight, the only adult he interacts regularly with is his coach and BigBrotherMentor Mikami, and a later episode states that his parents are in London (probably due to his father's work) so one of Wakabayashi's reasons to move to Germany is being closer to them.
* Syaoran from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''. While he's more or less well-regarded in his school class, he has very few close friends (barring Meiling from the anime). Tomoyo apparently had some shares of this until Sakura befriended her.



* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' had three Sailor Senshi in this situation:
** Ami "Sailor Mercury" Mizuno was not only the smartest girl in all of Japan, but the daughter of a very rich doctor. However, she was [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation believed to be haughty]] for her grades and riches, when in reality [[ShyBlueHairedGirl she was too shy to approach others.]]
** Rei "Sailor Mars" Hino was the Golden Girl of her all-girls school, plus (in the manga and tyhe live-action) the daughter of one of the most important politicians in the country. However, despite her beauty and high social rank, she was also seen as a freak for her PsychicPowers.
** Hotaru "Sailor Saturn" Tomoe was the daughter of a famous and rich professor (and MadScientist), but her classmates rejected her for her [[HealingHands healing powers]] and her quiet nature.
* The entire main cast of the anime ''Manga/SpecialA'' qualifies thanks to various relationship traumas during their childhood.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'''s AcePilot and BigBrotherMentor Mu La Flaga was one of these as a child, courtesy of being rejected and disowned by his father, [[spoiler: who had himself cloned in order to produce a more worthy heir]]. Also, Flay Alster starts as one of them, as her father George is an important politician whom she barely gets to see and her mother died when she was a little girl.
* Ai Shinozaki, the Ojou from ''Manga/HellTeacherNube''. Lampshaded when she reveals her loneliness [[spoiler: that led her to be possessed by a demon]] to Makoto and Nuubee and says it's one of the reasons is how she can't make true friends.
* Relena Darlian from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' is quite popular at her high-class school but doesn't seem to have any real friends at first, just admirers and would-be suitors. She seems to be aware of her condition, too, and while she's polite to the other kids she doesn't approach them either. Even her beloved father is (unwillingly) distant due to his ''extremely'' demanding job, and while Relena herself understands it she can't help being depressed. At first, her only friend seems to be her grandfatherly butler/chauffeur Pagan... until she meets TheStoic HitmanWithAHeart protagonist and her life starts changing.
* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'':
** Hazuki Fujiwara's father was a famous movie director and her mother is a popular fashion designer, but as much as they ''do'' genuinely care for her, they're so absorbed in their work that Hazuki's more usual companions are her landlady and the other Ojamajos.
** The local AlphaBitch, Reika Tamaki, also hits this trope to some degree. Her dad spoils her because he doesn't want to make her cry, but that shapes her into a spoiled Alpha Bitch [[HeroicBSOD who has a complete emotional meltdown]] when she starts doubting if her dad ''really'' loves her.
** Averted with [[DarkMagicalGirl Onpu Segawa]], who, when confronted with an empty house and a cold plate of plastic-wrapped food (on Christmas!) just went out to have fun with the other girls.
* Eri Sawachika from ''SchoolRumble'' is an archetypical example (as well as an archetypical {{Tsundere}}, and TheOjou.)
* Nagi Sanzennin from ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' pretty much gets hit full force by all aspects of this trope. Her parents are mentioned sometimes, but are practically nonexistent (both of them died when she was little). She's hesitant to even go outside her own house because every time she does, somebody tries to kidnap her for her wealth. Pretty much her only friends are fellow {{Lonely Rich Kid}}s, the servants she keeps around (including Hayate), and her pet tiger Tama. [[spoiler: Athena Tennos]] is another, ''specially'' in her backstory [[spoiler: More exactly, when she kicks Hayate out after their fight, but almost immediately falls into despair due to being magically locked in a GildedCage-like mansion.]]
* Amy from ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'', although later her parents manage to make time for her.

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* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' had three Sailor Senshi in this situation:
** Ami "Sailor Mercury" Mizuno was not only the smartest girl in all
Akoya of Japan, but the daughter of a very ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'' has been rich doctor. However, she was [[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation believed all his life but due to some unpleasant puns regarding his surname and his ability to act like an UpperClassTwit (assumed to be haughty]] for her grades and riches, when in reality [[ShyBlueHairedGirl she was too shy to approach others.]]
** Rei "Sailor Mars" Hino was
self-protection against the Golden Girl of her all-girls aforementioned puns) he's been short on friends. He did get better after entering his high school's student council, though.
* Tomoko Saeki's FreudianExcuse in ''Manga/DNA2'' is how she's the richest girl at
school, plus (in the manga and tyhe live-action) the daughter of one of the most important politicians in the country. However, despite her beauty and high social rank, she was but is also seen as a freak for her PsychicPowers.
** Hotaru "Sailor Saturn" Tomoe was the daughter of a famous and rich professor (and MadScientist), but her classmates rejected her for her [[HealingHands healing powers]] and her quiet nature.
* The entire main cast of the anime ''Manga/SpecialA'' qualifies thanks to various relationship traumas during their childhood.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'''s AcePilot and BigBrotherMentor Mu La Flaga was one of these as a child, courtesy of being rejected and disowned
desperately lonely. Not helped by his father, [[spoiler: who had himself cloned in order to produce a more worthy heir]]. Also, Flay Alster starts as one of them, as her father George is an important politician whom she barely gets to see and how her mother died when she was a little girl.
* Ai Shinozaki, the Ojou from ''Manga/HellTeacherNube''. Lampshaded when she reveals
child, her loneliness [[spoiler: that led her to be possessed by a demon]] to Makoto and Nuubee and says it's one of the reasons is how she can't make true friends.
* Relena Darlian from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' is quite popular at her high-class school but doesn't seem to have any real friends at first, just admirers and would-be suitors. She seems to be aware of her condition, too, and while she's polite to the other kids she doesn't approach them either. Even her beloved father is (unwillingly) distant due to his ''extremely'' demanding job, and while Relena herself understands it she can't help being depressed. At first, her only friend seems to be her grandfatherly butler/chauffeur Pagan... until she meets TheStoic HitmanWithAHeart protagonist
dad works abroads, and her life starts changing.
* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'':
** Hazuki Fujiwara's father was a famous movie director and her mother
boyfriend Ryuuji is a popular fashion designer, but as much as they ''do'' genuinely care for her, they're so absorbed in their work that Hazuki's more usual companions are her landlady and the other Ojamajos.
** The local AlphaBitch, Reika Tamaki, also hits this trope to some degree. Her dad spoils her because he doesn't want to make her cry, but that shapes her into a spoiled Alpha Bitch [[HeroicBSOD who has a complete emotional meltdown]] when she starts doubting if her dad ''really'' loves her.
** Averted with [[DarkMagicalGirl Onpu Segawa]], who, when confronted with an empty house and a cold plate of plastic-wrapped food (on Christmas!) just went out to have fun with the other girls.
* Eri Sawachika from ''SchoolRumble'' is an archetypical example (as well as an archetypical {{Tsundere}}, and TheOjou.)
* Nagi Sanzennin from ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' pretty much gets hit full force by all aspects of this trope. Her parents are mentioned sometimes, but are practically nonexistent (both of them died when she was little). She's hesitant to even go outside her own house because every time she does, somebody tries to kidnap her for her wealth. Pretty much her only friends are fellow {{Lonely Rich Kid}}s, the servants she keeps around (including Hayate), and her pet tiger Tama. [[spoiler: Athena Tennos]] is another, ''specially'' in her backstory [[spoiler: More exactly, when she kicks Hayate out after their fight, but almost immediately falls into despair due to being magically locked in a GildedCage-like mansion.]]
* Amy from ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'', although later her parents manage to make time for her.
{{Jerkass}}.



* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
** An episode of the first season brings up the kidnapping and murder of a highschool girl named Naoko Takei, who happened to be Shinichi and Ran's classmate. She was [[ShrinkingViolet the shy and quiet daughter]] of a CorruptCorporateExecutive, and in one of the dubs Shinichi/Conan ''literally'' refers to her as "that poor little rich girl". [[spoiler: It turns out Naoko is alive; her captor was her dad's SexySecretary Akiko Hanai, who never intended to kill her... but wanted to punish Mr. Takei, who [[PaterFamilicide drove her dad to kill himself, her mother, and her little brother Masahito]] after causing the family's monetary ruin. Takei was actually such a JerkAss that he didn't really care for poor Naoko's safety, having given a ransom money ''that was all fake''... which Akiko brutally calls him out on when she tries to kill him ''and'' herself as revenge. She even states that she probably would've abandoned the whole plan if he had cared enough to use real money. And in a glorious payback moment, as soon as she was released Naoko ignored her father calling out to her, ran to Akiko ''and forgave her'' for everything, leaving Takei with his hands empty.]]
** Shinichi himself counts to a degree. His parents do love him, but they spend much more time in the USA than in Japan and, until he got shrunk and went to live with the Mouris, they left him alone in their BigFancyHouse. Interestingly, this does ''not'' induce IJustWantToHaveFriends but rather enforced his {{otaku}} image; his not-girlfriend Ran Mouri is pretty much Shinichi's OnlyFriend until he gets shrunk.
* Occurs in the backstory of Lucy Heartfilia in ''Manga/FairyTail''. After her mother's death, she was raised by the staff of her family's manor, as [[ParentalNeglect her father had no time for her]]. This eventually led to her [[TheRunaway running away from home]] and joining the eponymous guild after living on the road for a year.
* Takiko Okuda aka Genbu no Miko from ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden''. Also Hotohori, as the son of the former Emperor of Konan and his mistress/the local GoldDigger. He later is orphaned and becomes TheEmperor himself, which makes him ''even lonelier'' - so he latches on the legend of the Suzaku No Miko and falls for Miaka when she treats him as a person and not as the leader of the country.
* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', Miho had difficulty making friends as a child because no one else shared her interest in tankery.
* Ayumi Himekawa from ''Manga/GlassMask'' is the rich daughter of two successful actors and is set on the path to follow in their footsteps. She has a lot of peers around telling her how great she is, but no real true friends. It's revealed later on that she was jealous of ordinary Maya Kitajima, not only because of her being naturally good at acting, but because she had true friends by her side encouraging her, while Ayumi had nothing but pressure to live up to her family's legacy, which made her feel alone.
* Extra points for ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'':
** Nanako's parents started out poor and nice and became less pleasant as they got rich. The protagonist solves the family problem without bankrupting them, however. With a sledgehammer.
** A number of characters including Urumi and Miyabi fit the bill as well. While their parents aren't gone [[spoiler: except Urumi, who doesn't know her father as anything more than a sperm donor]], they're emotionally detached from them to the point they act out. Granted they have more issues than just this trope, but ''GTO'' prefers a cornucopia of issues for its characters.
** Another one of the minor characters that Onizuka helps is the son of a Yakuza boss who has become a HikkikoMori because he didn't want to be ostracized by his peers because of his dad. (Later, he gets over it, and uses the fact that Daddy is in the Yakuza as a leverage point against bullies.)



* Sumire Kanzaki in ''Anime/SakuraWarsTV''. Her father and grandfather were so absorbed into work that she was left emotionally scarred and doubtful about their love for her. [[spoiler:Reversed later, when her dad appears and is revealed to be a rather decent guy otherwise and even apologizes to Sumire for not being able to spend more time with her. She forgives him.]] However, there's a rich kid who's even ''more'' lonely in the group: Vicomtesse Iris Chateaubriand. Her parents were so scared of her enormous PsychicPowers that they locked her away in her fancy bedroom, and her only company were her dolls and teddies until Ayame Fujieda recruited her; Iris became [[ShrinkingViolet extremely withdrawn and scared of everyone]] as a consequence, holding on her teddybear Jean-Claude as a SecurityBlanket. The episode where her backstory is revealed and the troupe struggles to give Iris her first birthday party ever is one of the biggest {{Tear Jerker}}s in the series.
* ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' has some of these:
** El Si Pierre is the son of a French nobleman and tycoon [[http://mangafox.me/manga/captain_tsubasa/v32/c099/103.html who used to be either bullied or sucked up to for his family's riches and prestige.]] He began practising soccer to avert this problem, since in his vew soccer rules are the same for everyone, and this let him forge real friendships with time.
** Mark Owairan is a ''real'' Arabian prince who spent several years locked inside his father's palace and discovered soccer only when he went out of his GildedCage with his bodyguards and saw a bunch of children playing in the streets. He was so fascinated that he started training and playing, rising to the top thanks to his own merits and not to his family's influences.
** The first anime strongly implies that Genzo Wakabayashi is one. He lives in a BigFancyHouse but his family is nowhere in sight, the only adult he interacts regularly with is his coach and BigBrotherMentor Mikami, and a later episode states that his parents are in London (probably due to his father's work) so one of Wakabayashi's reasons to move to Germany is being closer to them.
* Tatsuki Iizuka from ''Manga/{{Hyakko}}''.
* This is RichBitch Mayu Miyuki's FreudianExcuse in ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi''. Her parents are ''never'' around and she only gets to see them counted times, and she met Kaoru when she ran away of her own birthday party ''because her parents didn't come to visit her even then''.
* Kunugi-tan from ''Anime/BinchouTan''.
* Kuno from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' could be considered a bizarre variation even though he's rarely sympathetic. He lives in a mansion occupied by no one but his sister Kodachi and only has one unpaid servent (and only in the anime). He's estranged from his dad, behaves in a Outdated fashion, and appears to have no real friends.
* Isabella from ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'' was raised by her butler, and also had the issues you'd expect from a little {{Ojou}} [[{{Transsexual}} trapped in a little rich boy's body]].

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* Sumire Kanzaki in ''Anime/SakuraWarsTV''. Her father and grandfather were so absorbed into work that she was left emotionally scarred and doubtful about their love for her. [[spoiler:Reversed later, when her dad appears and is revealed to be a rather decent guy otherwise and even apologizes to Sumire for not being able to spend more time with her. She forgives him.]] However, there's a rich kid who's even ''more'' lonely in the group: Vicomtesse Iris Chateaubriand. Nagi Sanzennin from ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' pretty much gets hit full force by all aspects of this trope. Her parents were so scared are mentioned sometimes, but are practically nonexistent (both of them died when she was little). She's hesitant to even go outside her enormous PsychicPowers that they locked own house because every time she does, somebody tries to kidnap her away in for her fancy bedroom, and wealth. Pretty much her only company were friends are fellow {{Lonely Rich Kid}}s, the servants she keeps around (including Hayate), and her dolls and teddies until Ayame Fujieda recruited her; Iris became [[ShrinkingViolet extremely withdrawn and scared of everyone]] as a consequence, holding on her teddybear Jean-Claude as a SecurityBlanket. The episode where pet tiger Tama. [[spoiler: Athena Tennos]] is another, ''specially'' in her backstory is revealed [[spoiler: More exactly, when she kicks Hayate out after their fight, but almost immediately falls into despair due to being magically locked in a GildedCage-like mansion.]]
* Ai Shinozaki, the Ojou from ''Manga/HellTeacherNube''. Lampshaded when she reveals her loneliness [[spoiler: that led her to be possessed by a demon]] to Makoto
and the troupe struggles to give Iris her first birthday party ever is Nuubee and says it's one of the biggest {{Tear Jerker}}s in the series.
* ''Manga/CaptainTsubasa'' has some of these:
** El Si Pierre is the son of a French nobleman and tycoon [[http://mangafox.me/manga/captain_tsubasa/v32/c099/103.html who used to be either bullied or sucked up to for his family's riches and prestige.]] He began practising soccer to avert this problem, since in his vew soccer rules are the same for everyone, and this let him forge real friendships with time.
** Mark Owairan is a ''real'' Arabian prince who spent several years locked inside his father's palace and discovered soccer only when he went out of his GildedCage with his bodyguards and saw a bunch of children playing in the streets. He was so fascinated that he started training and playing, rising to the top thanks to his own merits and not to his family's influences.
** The first anime strongly implies that Genzo Wakabayashi is one. He lives in a BigFancyHouse but his family is nowhere in sight, the only adult he interacts regularly with is his coach and BigBrotherMentor Mikami, and a later episode states that his parents are in London (probably due to his father's work) so one of Wakabayashi's
reasons to move to Germany is being closer to them.
*
how she can't make true friends.
%%*
Tatsuki Iizuka from ''Manga/{{Hyakko}}''.
* This is RichBitch Mayu Miyuki's FreudianExcuse in ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi''. Her parents are ''never'' around and she only gets to see them counted times, and she met Kaoru when she ran away of her own birthday party ''because Amy from ''Anime/IGPXImmortalGrandPrix'', although later her parents didn't come manage to visit her even then''.
make time for her.
* Kunugi-tan Usami from ''Anime/BinchouTan''.
* Kuno from ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' could be considered a bizarre variation even though he's rarely sympathetic. He lives in a mansion occupied by no one but
''Manga/JunjouRomantica'', until meeting Hiroki. His mother is shown as highly distant, father more or less not present, and his sister Kodachi half-brother constantly jealous of him. Misaki says to him "You've got the typical rich boy complex. Am I right? You grew up with a father who was never home and only has one unpaid servent (and only abandoned his parental responsibilities, while your mother indulged herself in her own hobbies. Thus, in your loneliness, you found companionship in my older brother who was in the anime). He's estranged same boat. You lived life without ever finding true understanding, and hence you strayed from his dad, behaves in the right path, but found nothing but more loneliness. And on top of that, you own a Outdated fashion, red sports car and appears to have no real friends.
* Isabella from ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'' was raised by her butler, and also had the issues you'd expect from
a little {{Ojou}} [[{{Transsexual}} trapped in a little rich boy's body]].longhaired dog named Alexander!" To which Usagi replies, "How did you know?"



* In ''Manga/TonaGura'', Nina Isokawa is a sweet but annoying example, and as a result is very devoted to her friends, the Arisakas and Kaguras. Her extreme early-bloomer bustiness freaks Yuuji out, but at no time does he try and exploit her obvious crush on him. Her GenkiGirl nature always freaks Marie out.
* Usami from ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'', until meeting Hiroki. His mother is shown as highly distant, father more or less not present, and his half-brother constantly jealous of him. Misaki says to him "You've got the typical rich boy complex. Am I right? You grew up with a father who was never home and abandoned his parental responsibilities, while your mother indulged herself in her own hobbies. Thus, in your loneliness, you found companionship in my older brother who was in the same boat. You lived life without ever finding true understanding, and hence you strayed from the right path, but found nothing but more loneliness. And on top of that, you own a red sports car and a longhaired dog named Alexander!" To which Usagi replies, "How did you know?"
* Mikawa Kai of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''.
* James in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has this as part of his {{backstory}} - he grew up in the lap of luxury, but only had a Growlithe for a friend. He eventually ran away to escape an ArrangedMarriage.
* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': Played straight with Platinum, averted with Gold.
* Chise Umenomori from ''LightNovel/MayoiNekoOverrun''.
* Takiko Okuda aka Genbu no Miko from ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden''. Also Hotohori, as the son of the former Emperor of Konan and his mistress/the local GoldDigger. He later is orphaned and becomes TheEmperor himself, which makes him ''even lonelier'' - so he latches on the legend of the Suzaku No Miko and falls for Miaka when she treats him as a person and not as the leader of the country.

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* In ''Manga/TonaGura'', Nina Isokawa is a sweet but annoying example, and as a result is very devoted to her friends, the Arisakas and Kaguras. Her extreme early-bloomer bustiness freaks Yuuji out, but at no time does he try and exploit her obvious crush on him. Her GenkiGirl nature always freaks Marie out.
* Usami
''Manga/KotouraSan'' has Haruka, whose family apparently came from ''Manga/JunjouRomantica'', until meeting Hiroki. His mother is shown as highly distant, father more or less not present, and his half-brother constantly jealous of him. Misaki says to him "You've got a landed gentry family. Although the typical rich boy complex. Am I right? You grew up with a father who reason of her loneless was never home and abandoned his parental responsibilities, while your mother indulged herself in her own hobbies. Thus, in your loneliness, you found companionship in my older brother who was in {{telepath|y}}ic powers, which among others made her friendless and caused both of her parents to disown her.
* Murasaki Kujoin from ''[[LightNovel/KureNai Kure-nai]]'' is born into a very rich family, but at
the same boat. You lived life without ever finding true understanding, and hence you strayed cost of being locked away from the right path, but found nothing but more loneliness. And on top of that, you own a red sports car and a longhaired dog named Alexander!" To which Usagi replies, "How did you know?"
* Mikawa Kai of ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''.
* James in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has this as part of his {{backstory}} - he grew up in
outside world for the lap rest of luxury, but only had a Growlithe for a friend. He her life [[spoiler: to eventually ran away to escape an ArrangedMarriage.
bear her older brother's children]].
* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': Played straight Kougyoku in ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' is a lonely princess most of the time, with Platinum, averted her older brothers busy with Gold.
affairs of the country, her older sisters married off to foreign countries and she is too timid to talk with the approachable Hakuryuu or Hakuei. Not to mention her status as [[spoiler: a bastard child]], making many people avoid her.
* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'':
** Einhart Stratos is the main descendant of a well-known Ancient Belka royal family and is shown to be utterly alone in her life until she meets Vivio.
** Victoria Dahlgrun, resident {{Ojou}} and the descendant of a different Ancient Belka royal family, is shown to only live with her butler like several rich characters. That said, she also has quite a few good friends in the tournament scene and frequently tries to reach out to the loner champion.
%%* Usui from ''Manga/MaidSama''.
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Chise Umenomori from ''LightNovel/MayoiNekoOverrun''.
* Takiko Okuda aka Genbu no Miko Kaito Doumoto of ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' is popular at school and has an InstantFanclub, and hides his lonely brooding behind the mask of a carefree joker instead of a standoffish loner like most of these examples. His parents died in a storm at sea, leaving him with a vast amount of money, and he doesn't like to talk about it. It's only Lucia's perseverance and [[LovesMyAlterEgo his growing suspicion that she might be the mermaid he's looking for]] that allows him to eventually open up to her.
** Also Michal Amagi, an IllGirl whose [[BigBrotherInstinct older brother Rihito]] is pretty much the only person she talks to. Although he pours his riches into making her happy, she's so desperate and depressed that [[HeroicSelfDeprecation she thinks that he's wasting his energy on her]]. When Kaito shows her genuine kindness, she goes all-out ClingyJealousGirl, throwing herself at him, practically chaining him to her mansion, and [[AmnesiaDanger ready and willing to do anything to keep him
from ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden''. Also Hotohori, as remembering Lucia]] because if he knows he has a ''real'' girlfriend, he won't want ''her'' anymore. Her FreakOut when he decides to move back home is both profoundly creepy and heartbreaking.
* Relena Darlian from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' is quite popular at her high-class school but doesn't seem to have any real friends at first, just admirers and would-be suitors. She seems to be aware of her condition, too, and while she's polite to
the son of the former Emperor of Konan other kids she doesn't approach them either. Even her beloved father is (unwillingly) distant due to his ''extremely'' demanding job, and while Relena herself understands it she can't help being depressed. At first, her only friend seems to be her grandfatherly butler/chauffeur Pagan... until she meets TheStoic HitmanWithAHeart protagonist and her life starts changing.
* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'''s AcePilot and BigBrotherMentor Mu La Flaga was one of these as a child, courtesy of being rejected and disowned by
his mistress/the local GoldDigger. He later father, [[spoiler: who had himself cloned in order to produce a more worthy heir]]. Also, Flay Alster starts as one of them, as her father George is orphaned an important politician whom she barely gets to see and becomes TheEmperor himself, which makes him ''even lonelier'' - so he latches on the legend of the Suzaku No Miko and falls for Miaka her mother died when she treats him as was a person little girl.
* The protagonist of ''Manga/{{Mouse}}'' was one for two reasons: one, his ''very'' old-fashioned family didn't have servants, it had slaves,
and not as the leader even when young [[NiceGuy Sorata]] was freaked out by that, and two; Sorata's...[[PhantomThief hobby]]...and meek personality (as, obviously, he never had to assert himself for any reason) made befriending 'normal' people difficult. Sorata's social skills improved after he became a teacher.
%%* Mikawa Kai
of the country.''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid''.



* Sanka Rea of ''Manga/{{Sankarea}}'' has a ''massive'' list of problems. It says a lot that dying and coming back as a zombie is an '''''improvement'''''.
* An episode of the first Manga/DetectiveConan season brings up the kidnapping and murder of a highschool girl named Naoko Takei, who happened to be Shinichi and Ran's classmate. She was [[ShrinkingViolet the shy and quiet daughter]] of a CorruptCorporateExecutive, and in one of the dubs Shinichi/Conan ''literally'' refers to her as "that poor little rich girl". [[spoiler: It turns out Naoko is alive; her captor was her dad's SexySecretary Akiko Hanai, who never intended to kill her... but wanted to punish Mr. Takei, who [[PaterFamilicide drove her dad to kill himself, her mother, and her little brother Masahito]] after causing the family's monetary ruin. Takei was actually such a JerkAss that he didn't really care for poor Naoko's safety, having given a ransom money ''that was all fake''... which Akiko brutally calls him out on when she tries to kill him ''and'' herself as revenge. She even states that she probably would've abandoned the whole plan if he had cared enough to use real money. And in a glorious payback moment, as soon as she was released Naoko ignored her father calling out to her, ran to Akiko ''and forgave her'' for everything, leaving Takei with his hands empty.]]
** Shinichi himself counts to a degree. His parents do love him, but they spend much more time in the USA than in Japan and, until he got shrunk and went to live with the Mouris, they left him alone in their BigFancyHouse. Interestingly, this does ''not'' induce IJustWantToHaveFriends but rather enforced his {{otaku}} image; his not-girlfriend Ran Mouri is pretty much Shinichi's OnlyFriend until he gets shrunk.
* Oz from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is this in spades.
* Usui from ''Manga/MaidSama''.

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* Sanka Rea of ''Manga/{{Sankarea}}'' The AlphaBitch Miyuki from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' is rich and has a ''massive'' list of problems. It says a lot of friends but is shown to feel lonely because her father [[WhenYouComingHomeDad is distant due to work and rarely has time for her]].
* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'':
** Hazuki Fujiwara's father was a famous movie director and her mother is a popular fashion designer, but as much as they ''do'' genuinely care for her, they're so absorbed in their work
that dying Hazuki's more usual companions are her landlady and coming back as a zombie is an '''''improvement'''''.
* An episode of
the first Manga/DetectiveConan season brings up other Ojamajos.
** The local AlphaBitch, Reika Tamaki, also hits this trope to some degree. Her dad spoils her because he doesn't want to make her cry, but that shapes her into a spoiled Alpha Bitch [[HeroicBSOD who has a complete emotional meltdown]] when she starts doubting if her dad ''really'' loves her.
** Averted with [[DarkMagicalGirl Onpu Segawa]], who, when confronted with an empty house and a cold plate of plastic-wrapped food (on Christmas!) just went out to have fun with
the kidnapping and murder of a highschool girl named Naoko Takei, who happened to be Shinichi and Ran's classmate. She other girls.
* Haru Jigokumeguri from ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}''
was [[ShrinkingViolet the shy and quiet daughter]] like this for most of a CorruptCorporateExecutive, and in one of the dubs Shinichi/Conan ''literally'' refers to her as "that poor little rich girl". life [[spoiler: It turns out Naoko is alive; due to her captor original friends shunning her for her social status]]. It played a major role in why she acts [[RichBitch the way she does]]. The story starts off with her meeting Kawayanagi, who goes on to be her first friend [[spoiler: and eventual boyfriend.]]
* Sabo from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is a partial case. He grew up in a rich noble family and states to his orphan friends that even though he had parents, he felt more lonely than them. However, it
was her dad's SexySecretary Akiko Hanai, who never intended to kill her... but wanted to punish Mr. Takei, who [[PaterFamilicide drove her dad to kill himself, her mother, and her little brother Masahito]] after causing the family's monetary ruin. Takei was actually such a JerkAss not as much that he was lonely as that he just didn't really care for poor Naoko's safety, having given a ransom money ''that was all fake''... which Akiko brutally calls him out on when she tries to kill him ''and'' herself as revenge. She even states that she probably would've abandoned the whole plan if he had have someone who cared enough to use real money. And in a glorious payback moment, as soon as she was released Naoko ignored her father calling out to her, ran to Akiko ''and forgave her'' for everything, leaving Takei with his hands empty.]]
** Shinichi himself counts to a degree. His parents do love him, but they spend much more time in the USA than in Japan and, until he got shrunk and went to live with the Mouris, they left him alone in their BigFancyHouse. Interestingly, this does ''not'' induce IJustWantToHaveFriends but rather enforced his {{otaku}} image; his not-girlfriend Ran Mouri is pretty much Shinichi's OnlyFriend until he gets shrunk.
* Oz from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is this in spades.
* Usui from ''Manga/MaidSama''.
about him.



* Tomoko Saeki's FreudianExcuse in ''Manga/DNA2'' is how she's the richest girl at school, but is also desperately lonely. Not helped by how her mother died when she was a child, her dad works abroads, and her boyfriend Ryuuji is a {{Jerkass}}.
* Farnese from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. Her older siblings were generations apart, her father was always away on business, and her mother took no role in parenting since she was always out partying. Thus, Farnese developed some, [[PyroManiac problems]] ([[ADateWithRosiePalms and urges]]) due to a sense of ParentalAbandonment, and would terrorize her servants and kill pets that didn't reach her expectations. This wasn't made any better when she was given a military position whose [[KnightTemplar purpose was to]] [[KillItWithFire burn people at the stake...]] Princess Charlotte and Theresia count as well, though Princess Charlotte has fared a bit better since [[OnlyFriend she had one friend in her maid Anna]] and Theresia was at least okay when Puck came around and cheered her up, [[BreakTheCutie until her whole childhood was destroyed]]. Basically, if you're an aristocratic female in ''Berserk'', your life is going to be an emotional mess.
* Syaoran from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''. While he's more or less well-regarded in his school class, he has very few close friends (barring Meiling from the anime). Tomoyo apparently had some shares of this until Sakura befriended her.
* Yukio Hans Voralberna from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''. [[spoiler: Doubling as a CutePsycho.]]
* Shouko Kirishima from ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts''. The reason why she's {{Yandere}} for Yuuji is because he's the only person who treated her like a normal girl, whereas everyone was scared to death by her ultra-high social status.
* Takami "Komo" Komoda from ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', specially in the manga. Her father is a highranked military man, so in grade school Komo either was ignored or ostracized by the other kids until [[OnlyFriend Maki Anou]] came along. As a result, she grew very aloof and slightly emotionally deattached from the world.
* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'':
** Einhart Stratos is the main descendant of a well-known Ancient Belka royal family and is shown to be utterly alone in her life until she meets Vivio.
** Victoria Dahlgrun, resident {{Ojou}} and the descendant of a different Ancient Belka royal family, is shown to only live with her butler like several rich characters. That said, she also has quite a few good friends in the tournament scene and frequently tries to reach out to the loner champion.
* Sabo from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is a partial case. He grew up in a rich noble family and states to his orphan friends that even though he had parents, he felt more lonely than them. However, it was not as much that he was lonely as that he just didn't have someone who cared about him.
* Himekawa from ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}''. [[spoiler:This is due to the fact that his best friend since kindergarten had betrayed him, and thus he hasn't been able to trust anyone else ever since. He does however seem to be healing now that he has FireForgedFriends with the fellow members of the Tohoshinki, Oga, and their respective subordinates. However, he is also most likely more screwed up as well considering the fact that said best friend that betrayed him lied to him about ''her'' gender and is apparently in love with him. It also doesn't help that they have an agreement between their families for an ArrangedMarriage]].

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* Tomoko Saeki's FreudianExcuse %%* Oz from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is this in ''Manga/DNA2'' is how she's spades.
* Isabella from ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'' was raised by her butler, and also had
the richest girl issues you'd expect from a little {{Ojou}} [[{{Transsexual}} trapped in a little rich boy's body]].
* James in ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' has this as part of his {{backstory}} - he grew up in the lap of luxury, but only had a Growlithe for a friend. He eventually ran away to escape an ArrangedMarriage.
%%* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': Played straight with Platinum, averted with Gold.
* Mawata Awayuki from the anime ''Anime/{{Pretear}}'' is a subversion of sorts, in that at first she seems to be lonely for no particular reason: her family is with her, but she distances herself from them; she is popular
at school, but is also desperately lonely. Not helped by how doesn't seem to have close friends. It's only later in the series that the ''real'' reasons for her mother died loneliness are revealed -- not only she was quite affected by her father's demise when she was a child, her dad works abroads, and her boyfriend Ryuuji is a {{Jerkass}}.
* Farnese from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}''. Her older siblings were generations apart, her father was always away on business, and her mother took no role in parenting since
little girl, she was always out partying. Thus, Farnese developed some, [[PyroManiac problems]] ([[ADateWithRosiePalms and urges]]) due to a sense of ParentalAbandonment, and would terrorize her servants and kill pets that didn't reach her expectations. This wasn't made any better when she was given a military position whose [[KnightTemplar purpose was to]] [[KillItWithFire burn just doesn't think people at the stake...]] Princess Charlotte can understand her true feelings, and Theresia count as well, though Princess Charlotte has fared a bit better since [[OnlyFriend she had one friend in her maid Anna]] and Theresia was at least okay when Puck came around and cheered her up, [[BreakTheCutie until her whole childhood was destroyed]]. Basically, if you're an aristocratic female in ''Berserk'', your life so is going unwilling to be an emotional mess.
* Syaoran from ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura''. While he's more or less well-regarded in his school class, he has very few close friends (barring Meiling from the anime). Tomoyo apparently had some shares of this until Sakura befriended her.
* Yukio Hans Voralberna from ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''.
open up to anyone. [[spoiler: Doubling as Of course, her issues remain unnoticed long enough to turn into a CutePsycho.]]
real problem, when the BigBad seizes her and turns her into a DarkMagicalGirl]].
* Shouko Kirishima from ''LightNovel/BakaAndTestSummonTheBeasts''. The reason why she's {{Yandere}} for Yuuji is because he's ''Franchise/PrettyCure'':
** Karen of ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5''. Her parents are always traveling abroad, and she doesn't even get to see them in the ChristmasEpisode, despite that being
the only person who treated time they come home. She does have one friend, Komachi, but manages to isolate herself anyway by being resolutely determined not to open up to her like or anyone else.
** Karen's ''Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure'' [[{{Expy}} predecessor]], Honoka, has
a normal girl, whereas everyone was scared nearly identical backstory, but it takes long enough for the series to death by get into her ultra-high social status.
* Takami "Komo" Komoda
head that it's hard to say whether she actually fits the trope.
** While Hibiki
from ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', specially in the manga. ''Anime/SuitePrettyCure'' is not really rich, she is a lot wealthier than her teammates. Her father is a highranked military man, so in grade school Komo either was ignored or ostracized by the other kids until [[OnlyFriend Maki Anou]] came along. As busy musician, while her mother is a result, world travelling pianist. On top of having no siblings, she grew gets lonely very aloof and slightly emotionally deattached easily.
* Kuno
from the world.
* ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'':
** Einhart Stratos is the main descendant of a well-known Ancient Belka royal family and is shown to
''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' could be utterly alone in her life until she meets Vivio.
** Victoria Dahlgrun, resident {{Ojou}} and the descendant of
considered a different Ancient Belka royal family, is shown to only live with her butler like several rich characters. That said, she also has quite a few good friends in the tournament scene and frequently tries to reach out to the loner champion.
* Sabo from ''Manga/OnePiece'' is a partial case. He grew up in a rich noble family and states to his orphan friends that
bizarre variation even though he he's rarely sympathetic. He lives in a mansion occupied by no one but his sister Kodachi and only has one unpaid servent (and only in the anime). He's estranged from his dad, behaves in a Outdated fashion, and appears to have no real friends.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon''
had parents, he felt more lonely than them. three Sailor Senshi in this situation:
** Ami "Sailor Mercury" Mizuno was not only the smartest girl in all of Japan, but the daughter of a very rich doctor.
However, it she was not as much that he was lonely as that he just didn't have someone who cared about him.
* Himekawa from ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}''. [[spoiler:This is due to the fact that his best friend since kindergarten had betrayed him, and thus he hasn't been able to trust anyone else ever since. He does however seem
[[IntelligenceEqualsIsolation believed to be healing now that he has FireForgedFriends with haughty]] for her grades and riches, when in reality [[ShyBlueHairedGirl she was too shy to approach others.]]
** Rei "Sailor Mars" Hino was
the fellow members Golden Girl of her all-girls school, plus (in the manga and tyhe live-action) the daughter of one of the Tohoshinki, Oga, and their respective subordinates. most important politicians in the country. However, he is despite her beauty and high social rank, she was also most likely more screwed up seen as well considering a freak for her PsychicPowers.
** Hotaru "Sailor Saturn" Tomoe was
the fact that said best friend that betrayed him lied to him about ''her'' gender daughter of a famous and is apparently in love with him. It also doesn't help that they have an agreement between their families rich professor (and MadScientist), but her classmates rejected her for an ArrangedMarriage]].her [[HealingHands healing powers]] and her quiet nature.



* ''Manga/KotouraSan'' has Haruka, whose family apparently came from a landed gentry family. Although the reason of her loneless was her own {{telepath|y}}ic powers, which among others made her friendless and caused both of her parents to disown her.
* Mikogami Hayato from {{Sekirei}} was this before becoming an Ashikabi, combining IntelligenceEqualsIsolation with a huge dose of ParentalAbandonment. That he's also a {{Jerkass}} doesn't help matters, so he [[TheCollector collects]] a harem of {{Magical Girlfriend}}s (and boyfriend) to make up for his lack of family or friends.
* In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', Miho had difficulty making friends as a child because no one else shared her interest in tankery.
* Slightly subverted with [[Anime/YuGiOh Seto Kaiba]]. Granted, the guy doesn't act or appear friendly, but then again, who would when he had to endure the type of pain Gozaburo inflicted on him as a child? He doesn't have any friends, but he spends more time with his Yugi, his band of misfits, and his kid brother than anyone else.
* Kougyoku in ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' is a lonely princess most of the time, with her older brothers busy with affairs of the country, her older sisters married off to foreign countries and she is too timid to talk with the approachable Hakuryuu or Hakuei. Not to mention her status as [[spoiler: a bastard child]], making many people avoid her.
* Akoya of ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'' has been rich all his life but due to some unpleasant puns regarding his surname and his ability to act like an UpperClassTwit (assumed to be self-protection against the aforementioned puns) he's been short on friends. He did get better after entering his high school's student council, though.
* Sena Kashiwazaki from ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'' is one. A large part of it is due to the other girls being jealous of her due to her good looks, grades, athleticism, and ample cleavage. As a result, she was often shunned by other girls in group activities, to the point that she had no real friends prior to joining the Neighbors Club.
* Haru Jigokumeguri from ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}'' was like this for most of her life [[spoiler: due to her original friends shunning her for her social status]]. It played a major role in why she acts [[RichBitch the way she does]]. The story starts off with her meeting Kawayanagi, who goes on to be her first friend [[spoiler: and eventual boyfriend.]]
* Ayumi Himekawa from ''Manga/GlassMask'' is the rich daughter of two successful actors and is set on the path to follow in their footsteps. She has a lot of peers around telling her how great she is, but no real true friends. It's revealed later on that she was jealous of ordinary Maya Kitajima, not only because of her being naturally good at acting, but because she had true friends by her side encouraging her, while Ayumi had nothing but pressure to live up to her family's legacy, which made her feel alone.
* The AlphaBitch Miyuki from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' is rich and has a lot of friends but is shown to feel lonely because her father [[WhenYouComingHomeDad is distant due to work and rarely has time for her]].
* The protagonist of ''Manga/{{Mouse}}'' was one for two reasons: one, his ''very'' old-fashioned family didn't have servants, it had slaves, and even when young [[NiceGuy Sorata]] was freaked out by that, and two; Sorata's...[[PhantomThief hobby]]...and meek personality (as, obviously, he never had to assert himself for any reason) made befriending 'normal' people difficult. Sorata's social skills improved after he became a teacher.

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* ''Manga/KotouraSan'' has Haruka, whose family apparently came from Sumire Kanzaki in ''Anime/SakuraWarsTV''. Her father and grandfather were so absorbed into work that she was left emotionally scarred and doubtful about their love for her. [[spoiler:Reversed later, when her dad appears and is revealed to be a landed gentry family. Although rather decent guy otherwise and even apologizes to Sumire for not being able to spend more time with her. She forgives him.]] However, there's a rich kid who's even ''more'' lonely in the reason of her loneless was her own {{telepath|y}}ic powers, which among others made her friendless and caused both of her group: Vicomtesse Iris Chateaubriand. Her parents were so scared of her enormous PsychicPowers that they locked her away in her fancy bedroom, and her only company were her dolls and teddies until Ayame Fujieda recruited her; Iris became [[ShrinkingViolet extremely withdrawn and scared of everyone]] as a consequence, holding on her teddybear Jean-Claude as a SecurityBlanket. The episode where her backstory is revealed and the troupe struggles to disown her.
give Iris her first birthday party ever is one of the biggest {{Tear Jerker}}s in the series.
* Sanka Rea of ''Manga/{{Sankarea}}'' has a ''massive'' list of problems. It says a lot that dying and coming back as a zombie is an '''''improvement'''''.
* Eri Sawachika from ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' is an archetypical example (as well as an archetypical {{Tsundere}}, and TheOjou.)
* Mikogami Hayato from {{Sekirei}} ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'' was this before becoming an Ashikabi, combining IntelligenceEqualsIsolation with a huge dose of ParentalAbandonment. That he's also a {{Jerkass}} doesn't help matters, so he [[TheCollector collects]] a harem of {{Magical Girlfriend}}s (and boyfriend) to make up for his lack of family or friends.
* Keisaku Satou in ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana''. He's not a totally straight example (as he does have a friend in Eita), but otherwise he fits. He's rich as hell, bored and slightly depressed with it, and feels like he has no purpose. Then [[MsFanservice Margery]] [[ActionGirl Daw]] enters his life, and he falls for her, and unlike Eita, who eventually decides to gracefully decline further service to her mission as a Flame Haze, he still helps her for no benefit to himself, mostly because her presence in his life is removing the "Lonely" from the trope title. In ''Anime/GirlsUndPanzer'', Miho had difficulty making fact, even after she catches on and tries to tell him her DarkAndTroubledPast to keep him at arms length, it only draws him closer to her. [[spoiler: And in the light novels and the third season of the anime, she eventually breaks down and they become an OfficialCouple]]
* Christopher "Chris" Thorndyke in ''Anime/SonicX'' - or at least, the show's writers try to play him as this, but it doesn't really hit home when he does actually have some genuine human
friends and his grandfather is almost always at home even if his parents (who definitely love him) aren't. This parents are both horribly neglectful and smothering in the first two seasons; rarely seeing their son for more than a few hours at a time before having the disappear for some reason but at the same time demanding to know where Chris is at all times and conducting a world search if he's missing for more any period of time. They do apparently get better at the end of the second season.
* The entire main cast of the anime ''Manga/SpecialA'' qualifies thanks to various relationship traumas during their childhood.
* Minto Aizawa from ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'', who initially JumpedAtTheCall but refused the built-in gang of TrueCompanions out of snobbery. She gets better, though, especially when Zakuro shows up and her {{fangirl}} side kicks in.
* In ''Manga/TonaGura'', Nina Isokawa is a sweet but annoying example, and
as a child because no one else shared result is very devoted to her interest in tankery.
friends, the Arisakas and Kaguras. Her extreme early-bloomer bustiness freaks Yuuji out, but at no time does he try and exploit her obvious crush on him. Her GenkiGirl nature always freaks Marie out.
* Slightly subverted with [[Anime/YuGiOh Seto Kaiba]].Kaiba in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Granted, the guy doesn't act or appear friendly, but then again, who would when he had to endure the type of pain Gozaburo inflicted on him as a child? He doesn't have any friends, but he spends more time with his Yugi, his band of misfits, and his kid brother than anyone else. \n* Kougyoku in ''Manga/MagiLabyrinthOfMagic'' is a lonely princess most of the time, with her older brothers busy with affairs of the country, her older sisters married off to foreign countries and she is too timid to talk with the approachable Hakuryuu or Hakuei. Not to mention her status as [[spoiler: a bastard child]], making many people avoid her.\n* Akoya of ''Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove'' has been rich all his life but due to some unpleasant puns regarding his surname and his ability to act like an UpperClassTwit (assumed to be self-protection against the aforementioned puns) he's been short on friends. He did get better after entering his high school's student council, though.\n* Sena Kashiwazaki from ''LightNovel/BokuWaTomodachiGaSukunai'' is one. A large part of it is due to the other girls being jealous of her due to her good looks, grades, athleticism, and ample cleavage. As a result, she was often shunned by other girls in group activities, to the point that she had no real friends prior to joining the Neighbors Club.\n* Haru Jigokumeguri from ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}'' was like this for most of her life [[spoiler: due to her original friends shunning her for her social status]]. It played a major role in why she acts [[RichBitch the way she does]]. The story starts off with her meeting Kawayanagi, who goes on to be her first friend [[spoiler: and eventual boyfriend.]]\n* Ayumi Himekawa from ''Manga/GlassMask'' is the rich daughter of two successful actors and is set on the path to follow in their footsteps. She has a lot of peers around telling her how great she is, but no real true friends. It's revealed later on that she was jealous of ordinary Maya Kitajima, not only because of her being naturally good at acting, but because she had true friends by her side encouraging her, while Ayumi had nothing but pressure to live up to her family's legacy, which made her feel alone. \n* The AlphaBitch Miyuki from ''Manga/NurseAngelRirikaSOS'' is rich and has a lot of friends but is shown to feel lonely because her father [[WhenYouComingHomeDad is distant due to work and rarely has time for her]].\n* The protagonist of ''Manga/{{Mouse}}'' was one for two reasons: one, his ''very'' old-fashioned family didn't have servants, it had slaves, and even when young [[NiceGuy Sorata]] was freaked out by that, and two; Sorata's...[[PhantomThief hobby]]...and meek personality (as, obviously, he never had to assert himself for any reason) made befriending 'normal' people difficult. Sorata's social skills improved after he became a teacher.
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* The protagonist of ''Manga/{{Mouse}}'' was one for two reasons: one, his ''very'' old-fashioned family didn't have servants, it had slaves, and even when young [[NiceGuy Sorata]] was freaked out by that, and two; Sorata's...[[PhantomThief hobby]]...and meek personality (as, obviously, he never had to assert himself for any reason) made befriending 'normal' people difficult. Sorata's social skills improved after he became a teacher.
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