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5th Nov '16 3:12:20 PM nombretomado
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* [[TheInspectorLynleyMysteries Thomas Lynley]] and Barbara Havers. He is her only true friend. Funny enough it also works in reverse - while Lynley does have one or two other close friends, he is nearly as difficult to work with as Havers is. They ultimately wind up as TrueCompanions, via [[OddCouple complementing each other surprisingly well]], presumed betrayal, a near drowning, and more tragedy than any two people should ever have to go through.

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* [[TheInspectorLynleyMysteries [[Series/TheInspectorLynleyMysteries Thomas Lynley]] and Barbara Havers. He is her only true friend. Funny enough it also works in reverse - while Lynley does have one or two other close friends, he is nearly as difficult to work with as Havers is. They ultimately wind up as TrueCompanions, via [[OddCouple complementing each other surprisingly well]], presumed betrayal, a near drowning, and more tragedy than any two people should ever have to go through.
21st Oct '16 7:02:46 PM bjshipley1
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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'', a number of supporting characters have one friend each. Brad and TJ are each other's only friend, Toni once had another female friend but has since stopped spending time with anyone except her fiance Brad (to the point where she had to ask his sister to be her Maid of Honor due to not knowing anyone else) and Quill had only Gunther. Until she received some CharacterDevelopment enabling her to grow closer to the main cast, even the resident AlphaBitch had only a single friend instead of the usual GirlPosse associated with the trope.

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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'', a number of supporting characters have one friend each. Brad and TJ are each other's only friend, friend (where Brad is the Bob to TJ's Alice-2), Toni once had another female friend but has since stopped spending time with anyone except her fiance Brad (to the point where she had to ask his sister to be her Maid of Honor due to not knowing anyone else) and Quill had only Gunther. Until she received some CharacterDevelopment enabling her to grow closer to the main cast, even the resident AlphaBitch had only a single friend instead of the usual GirlPosse associated with the trope.
21st Oct '16 2:16:28 PM bjshipley1
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* In the first ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Philosopher's Stone}}'' book, Ron is Harry's only friend. Harry probably isn't Ron's only friend but since it's Harry's story we don't see Ron outside his interactions with Harry (though Harry is pretty much been established as Ron's best/most important friend, since while we don't see the story from Ron's point of view, we do know that Harry spends most of his time with Ron, and hence the logical inference is that Ron also spends most of his time with Harry). Hermione begins the year friendless and isn't friends with Harry and Ron until midway through the book.

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* In the first ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Philosopher's Stone}}'' book, ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'', Ron is Harry's only friend. Harry probably isn't Ron's only friend but since it's Harry's story we don't see Ron outside his interactions with Harry (though Harry is pretty much been established as Ron's best/most important friend, since while we don't see the story from Ron's point of view, we do know that Harry spends most of his time with Ron, and hence the logical inference is that Ron also spends most of his time with Harry). Hermione begins the year friendless and isn't friends with Harry and Ron until midway through the book.


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* In ''ComicStrip/{{Luann}}'', a number of supporting characters have one friend each. Brad and TJ are each other's only friend, Toni once had another female friend but has since stopped spending time with anyone except her fiance Brad (to the point where she had to ask his sister to be her Maid of Honor due to not knowing anyone else) and Quill had only Gunther. Until she received some CharacterDevelopment enabling her to grow closer to the main cast, even the resident AlphaBitch had only a single friend instead of the usual GirlPosse associated with the trope.
17th Oct '16 7:00:47 PM siberia82
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*** Charles becomes this to Erik Lehnsherr.

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*** Charles becomes this to Erik Lehnsherr.because the latter has spent his life on the hunt. Lehnsherr hasn't met anyone who could empathize with him since his mother died.
16th Oct '16 8:19:07 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMen'':

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* ''Film/XMen'': ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'':



*** Near the beginning of the film, Raven points out to Charles that she is his only friend. Presumably an affable fellow like Xavier would have numerous acquaintances, but his sister figure is sole person he fully trusts.

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*** Near the beginning of the film, Raven points out to Charles that she is his only friend. Presumably an affable fellow like Xavier would have numerous acquaintances, but his sister figure is the sole person he fully trusts.



** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': After Past Charles isolates himself from the outside world due to his severe depression, Hank becomes his sole companion. Hank also doesn't seem to have a social circle, as he has taken it upon himself to be Charles' caretaker, which appears to be something of a full-time job.

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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': After Past Charles Xavier isolates himself from the outside world due to his severe depression, Hank becomes his sole companion. Hank [=McCoy=] also doesn't seem to have a social circle, as he has taken it upon himself to be Charles' caretaker, which appears to be something of a full-time job.
18th Sep '16 7:21:16 PM nombretomado
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* Due to his attitude problems, Barry Wheeler is [[AlanWake Alan Wake's]] only friend, if you don't count his wife. The point is brought up several times throughout the series, with the imaginary Barry from ''The Writer'', mentioning how pathetic it is that Wake's only real friend is his agent, and Alan admitting, through a manuscript page in ''American Nightmare'', that, while he doesn't make friends easily, he trusts Barry completely.

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* Due to his attitude problems, Barry Wheeler is [[AlanWake Alan Wake's]] VideoGame/AlanWake's only friend, if you don't count his wife. The point is brought up several times throughout the series, with the imaginary Barry from ''The Writer'', mentioning how pathetic it is that Wake's only real friend is his agent, and Alan admitting, through a manuscript page in ''American Nightmare'', that, while he doesn't make friends easily, he trusts Barry completely.
3rd Sep '16 2:09:00 PM ZimFan89
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{Ripples}}'', Will -- TrappedInThePast as [[FountainOfYouth a child]] and operating under the SecretIdentity of "Van Rivers" -- becomes this to a young Prince Phobos, something that everyone acknowledges.
5th Aug '16 11:15:03 AM LadyNorbert
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** Loki's new MuggleBestFriend is Verity Willis. Loki is Loki, and thus a certifiable jerkass and ConsummateLiar. Verity is a fellow misfit for the opposite reason: she's is a LivingLieDetector with [[BlessedWithSuck no way to switch it off]].

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** Loki's new MuggleBestFriend is Verity Willis. Loki is Loki, and thus a certifiable jerkass and ConsummateLiar. Verity is a fellow misfit for the opposite reason: she's is a LivingLieDetector with [[BlessedWithSuck no way to switch it off]].
5th Aug '16 11:14:49 AM LadyNorbert
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** L claims that Light is his "first ever friend". According to WordOfGod, though, he's lying-- he knows that even Light isn't really his friend.

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** L claims that Light is his "first ever friend". According to WordOfGod, though, he's lying-- lying; he knows that even Light isn't really his friend.



* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Zeref had [[spoiler:Mavis. She was the only one to ever see beyond his curse and empathize with his pain. After she herself befell the same curse, she also became the only one that would ever be able to truly relate with him -- it was what ultimately cause their friendship to evolve into love. [[TheLostLenore Mavis's death]] is what drove Zeref over the deep end and finally succumb to being as evil as the rest of the world declared him to be]].

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* ''Manga/FairyTail'': Zeref had [[spoiler:Mavis. She was the only one to ever see beyond his curse and empathize with his pain. After she herself befell fell under the same curse, she also became the only one that would ever be able to truly relate with him -- it was what ultimately cause caused their friendship to evolve into love. [[TheLostLenore Mavis's death]] is what drove Zeref over the deep end and finally succumb to being as evil as the rest of the world declared him to be]].



* Helena Bertinelli, aka the ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, had only one friend, the ComicBook/BlackCanary. This was primarily because Huntress was a borderline-sociopathic misanthropic loner, so she was an Alice-II. Eventually, Huntress seemed to be forming friendships with a couple of other characters, notably Renee Montoya (the new Question), and Oracle. All this, of course, was in the old DCU; now we're back to Helena Wayne.

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* Helena Bertinelli, aka the ComicBook/{{Huntress}}, had only one friend, the ComicBook/BlackCanary. This was primarily because Huntress was a borderline-sociopathic misanthropic loner, so she was an Alice-II.Alice-2. Eventually, Huntress seemed to be forming friendships with a couple of other characters, notably Renee Montoya (the new Question), and Oracle. All this, of course, was in the old DCU; now we're back to Helena Wayne.



* [[Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries Mortality]] Holmes and Watson are this [[LivingEmotionalCrutch for each other.]]

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* [[Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries Mortality]] In ''[[Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries Mortality]]'', Holmes and Watson are this [[LivingEmotionalCrutch for each other.]]



* Princess and Bubbles become this to each other in the ''Crimson and White'' portion of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Ladder}}''. Princess is too untrustworthy of others to have friends and Bubbles isn't close to the other children. When they start becoming friends Princess at first tries to act like they're just spending time together, not acting like friends, but she later accepts Bubbles as her best friend. [[spoiler:This only makes Bubbles murdering her later all the more tragic]].

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* Princess and Bubbles become this to each other in the ''Crimson and White'' portion of ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Ladder}}''. Princess is too untrustworthy of others to have friends and Bubbles isn't close to the other children. When they start becoming friends Princess at first tries to act like they're just spending time together, not acting like friends, but she later accepts Bubbles as her best friend. [[spoiler:This only makes Bubbles murdering her later all the more tragic]].tragic.]]



* Lydia is this for [[Film/{{Beetlejuice}} Betelgeuse]] in ''Fanfic/SayItThrice''. He rants at WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom that this is the reason he calls her "his girl" - she's his only friend and that makes her ''his''.



* Jenny to Film/ForrestGump in their youth. And Bubba to him in the war. And then Lt. Dan for a time after the war.

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* Jenny to Film/ForrestGump in their youth. And youth; Bubba to him in during the war. And then war; Lt. Dan for a time after the war.



* In the first ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Philosophers Stone}}'' book, Ron is Harry's only friend. Harry probably isn't Ron's only friend but since it's Harry's story we don't see Ron outside his interactions with Harry (though Harry is pretty much been established as Ron's best/most important friend, since while we don't see the story from Ron's point of view, we do know that Harry spends most of his time with Ron, and hence the logical inference is that Ron also spends most of his time with Harry). Hermione begins the year friendless and isn't friends with Harry and Ron until midway through the book.

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* In the first ''Literature/{{Harry Potter|and the Philosophers Philosopher's Stone}}'' book, Ron is Harry's only friend. Harry probably isn't Ron's only friend but since it's Harry's story we don't see Ron outside his interactions with Harry (though Harry is pretty much been established as Ron's best/most important friend, since while we don't see the story from Ron's point of view, we do know that Harry spends most of his time with Ron, and hence the logical inference is that Ron also spends most of his time with Harry). Hermione begins the year friendless and isn't friends with Harry and Ron until midway through the book.



** Works in reverse. Watson has very few friends, no surviving family, and is unmarried or a widower, so it's possible [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Holmes is one for Watson.]]

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** Works in reverse. reverse too. Watson has very few friends, friends and no surviving family, and relatives. He does marry at the end of the second story, but is unmarried or a widower, so eventually widowed. So it's possible that [[LivingEmotionalCrutch Holmes is also one for Watson.]]



* Before the main events of TheHungerGames, Katniss's only friend was Gale, unless you counted the sort-of-friendship she had with the mayor's daughter, Madge, as they both were loners at school and therefore got paired up together in activities by default.
* In ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', Simon Lewis is the only mundane Clary Fray is ever seen interacting with.

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* Before the main events of TheHungerGames, ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', Katniss's only friend was Gale, unless you counted the sort-of-friendship she had with the mayor's daughter, Madge, as they both were loners at school and therefore got paired up together in activities by default.
* In ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', Simon Lewis is the only mundane with whom Clary Fray is ever seen interacting with.shown to interact.



* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', a befriended Dorian who is not romanced by the Inquisitor [[spoiler:or Iron Bull]] will, at the victory party, refer to the Inquisitor as "my best and only friend." In the ''Trespasser'' DLC, he reiterates it, telling the Inquisitor that "you are my dearest, and perhaps only, friend."



* In FateExtra, this is Gilgamesh's stance on Enkidu. [[spoiler:Since Enkidu was originally a weapon whose life was "without worth", Gilgamesh proclaimed that Enkidu would be his only friend for all eternity, thus granting him an absolute and undiminishing value.]]

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* In FateExtra, ''FateExtra'', this is Gilgamesh's stance on Enkidu. [[spoiler:Since Enkidu was originally a weapon whose life was "without worth", Gilgamesh proclaimed that Enkidu would be his only friend for all eternity, thus granting him an absolute and undiminishing value.]]
16th Jul '16 6:36:32 PM Psychadelico
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There are two possible variations on the Alice character here:

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There are two possible ([[CharacterDepth though not mutually exclusive]]) variations on the Alice character here:
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