History Main / LonelyRichKid

10th Jun '18 8:18:49 AM MasterFuzzy
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' technically has Harry, the technically coming in because though he's rich (and doesn't really use it much) he is developing a circle of friends. A much straighter example from the same fic is Lex Luthor.

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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' technically has Harry, the technically coming in because though he's rich (and doesn't really use it much) he is developing a circle of friends. A much straighter example from the same fic is Lex Luthor.Luthor, whose mother is never mentioned and whose father is quite abusive.
20th May '18 10:25:56 PM IceMaster
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* Tamaki Suoh from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', who has few friends outside the Club. Double because he's [[spoiler: an HeroicBastard as well]]. Because of this, his EvilMatriarch of a grandmother makes him live in a smaller manor funded by but separate from her and his father, with an army of servants and a nanny, but no real family.

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* Tamaki Suoh from ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', who has few friends outside the Club. Double because he's [[spoiler: an a HeroicBastard as well]]. Because of this, his EvilMatriarch of a grandmother makes him live in a smaller manor funded by but separate from her and his father, with an army of servants and a nanny, but no real family.



* 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.

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* 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 His 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 to disappear for some reason 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 than any period of time. They do apparently get better at the end of the second season.
19th May '18 8:59:29 AM neoYTPism
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->''"Just because she's rich, doesn't mean she doesn't have problems."''
-->-- '''Tony Stark''' regarding Whitney Stane, ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures''

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->''"Just ->''"If there's one thing movies have taught us about rich kids, it's that endless money and opportunity will only ruin your life. These children are isolated, their parents don't care, and the other kids will have nothing to do with them, because she's rich, doesn't mean she doesn't being rich is ... embarrassing? Somehow? No matter that wealthy parents actually spend more time with their children than low-income parents, for a variety of obvious reasons. In movies, rich children are all so crushingly lonely that they have problems.to hire friends."''
-->-- '''Tony Stark''' regarding Whitney Stane, ''WesternAnimation/IronManArmoredAdventures''
[[http://www.cracked.com/article_25590_5-weird-things-all-movies-believe-about-rich-people.html Cracked's take on this trope]]
1st May '18 4:48:04 AM FoxBluereaver
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* ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'' has a few examples:
** Gym Leader Luana from the Orange Islands was raised by her rich grandparents after her parents walked out on her. As a kid, the only friends she had were her Pokémon.
** Tommy Marshall, AKA the Kangaskhan Kid also had shades of this, since his parents, while doing their best to raise him, were often too busy to spend time with him and he didn't seem to have friends his own age.
28th Apr '18 11:10:17 AM AdelePotter
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* ''Film/{{Stoker}}'': India Stoker is extremely rich and lives in a gorgeous house, but has no friends, and is frequently harassed by boys at school. She has a shaky relationship with her mom, to say the least, but she was, at least, [[DaddysGirl close to her dad]]. And then he died. Somewhat downplayed, in that India doesn't seek the company of others, and mostly seems content with her lot.
26th Apr '18 12:37:58 AM Dghcrh
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** [[WellDoneSonGuy Zuko]]. [[MissingMom Zuko]]. [[TheUnfavorite Zuko]]. [[CosmicPlaything Zuko]]. [[TheWoobie Zuko]]. Enough said.
** It's this trope that Zuko and Mai fell for each other.

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** [[WellDoneSonGuy Zuko]]. [[MissingMom Zuko]]. [[TheUnfavorite Zuko]]. [[CosmicPlaything Zuko]]. [[TheWoobie Zuko]]. Zuko in a nutshell. WellDoneSonGuy, check. MissingMom, check. TheUnfavorite, check. CosmicPlaything, check. TheWoobie, check. Enough said.
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said. It's this trope that Zuko and Mai fell for each other.
11th Apr '18 2:05:31 AM Cifer
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* 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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* Isabella from ''Manga/ParadiseKiss'' was raised by her butler, and also had the issues you'd expect from a little {{Ojou}} [[{{Transsexual}} [[{{Transgender}} trapped in a little rich boy's body]].
6th Apr '18 7:50:20 AM CyokieRevott
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%%* Oz from ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is this in spades.

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%%* Oz from * ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is has a lot of these:
** The most notable example is, of course, the protagonist [[BrokenHero Oz Vessalius]], who starts out
this way. His mother is dead, he has an emotionally abusive father who avoids visiting him because he hates him, and he's a StepfordSmiler. In the beginning, his only friend is his valet Gilbert. Things get ''a lot worse'' involving Oz's father, but anything more would include massive spoilers.
** Gilbert himself also counts once he joins the Nightray dukedom. His entire family is abusive towards him aside from his blood brother Vincent and his younger adoptive brother Elliot. Duke Nightray (Gilbert's adoptive father) is [[ParentalAbandonment barely ever around]] and lets his vicious and power-hungry oldest children run the household while Duchess Nightray (Gilbert's adoptive mother) goes from just barely ever being around like her husband to [[spoiler:joining a cult and spending all her time with them.]]
** Ada Vessalius, Oz's younger sister, counts as this as well. Her father actually loves her
in spades.the inside while he despises Oz, but he still hardly ever sees her and, of course, her mother is still dead. She didn't really have any of friends and spent most of her time cooped up in the Vessalius manor until she went away to Lutwidge Academy.
25th Mar '18 6:03:51 AM eroock
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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. May overlap with DisneylandDad where an often absent parent tries to make up for it by buying their child really nice gifts or paying for trips to fancy or expensive places.

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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. May overlap with DisneylandDad where an often absent parent tries to make up for it by buying their child really nice gifts or paying for trips to fancy or expensive places. \n Compare GildedCage.
27th Feb '18 10:16:15 AM Hedging
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Jimmy changed the past so that his parents became rich, but it turned out they never paid any attention to him once they had money, so he went back to the past and undid the change.

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Jimmy changed the past so that his parents became rich, accepted an investment offer that would have made them extremely wealthy so that he can afford an outrageously expensive encyclopedia set, but it turned out they never paid any attention to finds that his rich parents have no interest in him once they had money, (or anyone other than themselves for that matter), so he went sets the timeline back to the past and undid the change.normal.
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