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26th May '16 8:13:46 PM Pichu-kun
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* 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.

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* 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.
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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''. ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka'':
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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.



* Hazuki Fujiwara from ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi''. Her 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.

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* ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi'':
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Hazuki Fujiwara from ''Anime/OjamajoDoremi''. Her 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.



* Oz from PandoraHearts is this in spades.

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* Oz from PandoraHearts ''Manga/PandoraHearts'' is this in spades.


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* 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]].
25th May '16 10:10:28 AM KamenRiderOokalf
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* Karen of ''Anime/YesPrecure5''. 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.

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* Karen of ''Anime/YesPrecure5''.''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.
25th May '16 9:32:24 AM Willbyr
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* Isabella from ''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 ''ParadiseKiss'' ''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]].
5th May '16 1:36:03 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The Ushiromiya cousins from ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' mostly avert this: George is a perfectly sociable adult, and Jessica and Battler have plenty of friends − despite a rather tense relationship with their parents, and those parents having issues with their ''own'' father.

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* The Ushiromiya cousins from ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'' ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'' mostly avert this: George is a perfectly sociable adult, and Jessica and Battler have plenty of friends − despite a rather tense relationship with their parents, and those parents having issues with their ''own'' father.
23rd Apr '16 1:51:31 PM MajinAkuma
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* Fujioka Yukari from ''Manga/BillionaireGirl'' is a self made example. She's an 18 year old day trader who has successfully amassed a 170 billion yen fortune, but feels ashamed of her Otaku passion for the business and pretends to be a normal university student, as well as having difficulty making friends because of her wealth.

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* Yukari Fujioka Yukari from ''Manga/BillionaireGirl'' is a self made example. She's an 18 year old day trader who has successfully amassed a 170 billion yen fortune, but feels ashamed of her Otaku passion for the business and pretends to be a normal university student, as well as having difficulty making friends because of her wealth.


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* 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.
12th Apr '16 9:32:33 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* Several comic book characters, including but not limited to [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] and [[Comicbook/XMen Charles Xavier]].. But not [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]], who grew up surrounded by social types and was quite the unrepentant ladies' man once grown to adulthood.
* DC Comics example -- Tim Drake, the third Robin, had exactly this kind of 'rich kid abandoned' childhood, at least up until the part where his father died and Bruce Wayne finally adopted him. But even before that, it took 125 issues of [[ComicBook/RobinSeries his solo title]] before his father finally noticed that his son was leading a double life, and even then he practically had to be handed the revelation on a silver platter by the plot. And that was after their relationship ''improved''. Initially Tim's parents paid him so little attention that he focused on ''Batman'' (who he had seen exactly once, to boot) as a parental substitute.

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* Several comic book characters, including but not limited to [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] and [[Comicbook/XMen Charles Xavier]].. But not [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]], who grew up surrounded by social types Xavier]], founder of the X-Men, was one.
* [[Freanchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] is portrayed as being one after his parents' death. Before, he wasn't,
and was quite friends with Tommy Elliot, Roman Sionis and Zatanna Zatarra, the unrepentant ladies' man once grown the future supervillains Hush and Black Mask; and superheroine Zatanna, respectively. He was also loose acquaintances with Kate Kane, the future Batwoman and his cousin, and Oswald Cobblepot, the future Penguin, due to adulthood.
those two being his age and part of the founding families of Gotham.
* DC Comics example -- Tim Drake, the third Robin, had exactly this kind of 'rich kid abandoned' childhood, at least up until the part where his father died and Bruce Wayne finally adopted him. But even before that, it took 125 issues of [[ComicBook/RobinSeries his solo title]] before his father finally noticed that his son was leading a double life, and even then he practically had to be handed the revelation on a silver platter by the plot. And that was after their relationship ''improved''. Initially Tim's parents paid him so little attention that he focused on ''Batman'' (who he had seen exactly once, to boot) as a parental substitute.
12th Apr '16 9:20:26 AM XSpectreGreyX
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12th Apr '16 9:20:13 AM XSpectreGreyX
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* Several comic book characters, including but not limited to [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] and [[Comicbook/XMen Charles Xavier]]. And in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Lex Luthor. But not [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]], who grew up surrounded by social types and was quite the unrepentant ladies' man once grown to adulthood.

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* Several comic book characters, including but not limited to [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce Wayne]] and [[Comicbook/XMen Charles Xavier]]. And in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Lex Luthor.Xavier]].. But not [[Comicbook/IronMan Tony Stark]], who grew up surrounded by social types and was quite the unrepentant ladies' man once grown to adulthood.
6th Apr '16 8:33:13 PM Apocrypha
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** Princess Azura from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' is naturally introverted, so she would already have had a hard time going out and making friends...and then you learn that [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer she's been ostracized by her peers]] her entire life [[FantasticRacism for one reason]] [[MisunderstoodLonerWithAHeartOfGold or another]], and is desperately lonely as a result. It's no surprise she's [[UndyingLoyalty so loyal]] to [[CanonName Corrin]], the first friend she's ever actually had.
28th Mar '16 9:34:47 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Sumire Kanzaki in ''Manga/SakuraTaisen''. 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 anime 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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* Sumire Kanzaki in ''Manga/SakuraTaisen''.''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 [[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 anime 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.



* Prince Lyon from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones''. When he met the teenage Eirika and Ephraim, he specifically mentions that he doesn't have friends.
* Similarly, Maribelle from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' had no friends due to her lack of social skills, until Lissa and later Chrom reached out to her.
** Ironically, Chrom might also be one, himself. He has one of the smallest support pools in the game (comparable with [[ShrinkingViolet Sumia]]), [[CannotTalkToWomen makes a fool of himself when talking to most women]], and his status as Ylisse's Prince[[spoiler:/High Exalt after Emmeryn's death]] means that some of the other Shepherds find him hard to approach -- like [[spoiler: his prospective consort]] Olivia, who actually ''runs away from him'' when he tries to approach her.

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Prince Lyon from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones''. When he met the teenage Eirika and Ephraim, he specifically mentions that he doesn't have friends.
* ** Similarly, Maribelle from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' had no friends due to her lack of social skills, until Lissa and later Chrom reached out to her.
** *** Ironically, Chrom might also be one, himself. He has one of the smallest support pools in the game (comparable with [[ShrinkingViolet Sumia]]), [[CannotTalkToWomen makes a fool of himself when talking to most women]], and his status as Ylisse's Prince[[spoiler:/High Exalt after Emmeryn's death]] means that some of the other Shepherds find him hard to approach -- like [[spoiler: his prospective consort]] Olivia, who actually ''runs away from him'' when he tries to approach her.her.
* Sumire and Iris in the ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' games aren't as extreme about this as their anime counterparts, but they still led fairly lonely lives before they joined the Teikoku Kagekidan; Sumire saw little of her busy parents, and Iris spent most of her days locked up in her room with only her stuffed animals for company.



* In ''KatawaShoujo,'' [[spoiler:Shizune is revealed to be one of these in her route. A combination of her deafness and her AbusiveDad mean that she actually has a very difficult time making friends and forming relationships with other people. One of the main reasons she joins the Student Council was so that she could do things around the school to make people happy [[IJustWantToHaveFriends so that people would like her]] but in the end, her own competitiveness and awkwardness end up driving away nearly everyone else on the council, including her cousin Lilly.]]

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* In ''KatawaShoujo,'' ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo,'' [[spoiler:Shizune is revealed to be one of these in her route. A combination of her deafness and her AbusiveDad mean that she actually has a very difficult time making friends and forming relationships with other people. One of the main reasons she joins the Student Council was so that she could do things around the school to make people happy [[IJustWantToHaveFriends so that people would like her]] but in the end, her own competitiveness and awkwardness end up driving away nearly everyone else on the council, including her cousin Lilly.]]
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