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10th Jan '17 3:52:20 PM Xtifr
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* PorcupineTree's song "A Smart Kid" is about a young man who finds himself on an Earth completely devoid of all other humans after some man-made disaster. Some aliens show up and he plaintively asks them to "please take me with you." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6aF7u-oe40 Youtube Link]]

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* PorcupineTree's Music/PorcupineTree's song "A Smart Kid" is about a young man who finds himself on an Earth completely devoid of all other humans after some man-made disaster. Some aliens show up and he plaintively asks them to "please take me with you." [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6aF7u-oe40 Youtube Link]]
2nd Jan '17 5:51:35 PM nombretomado
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* The "Rat Man" from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''. Hiding from GLaDOS in nooks and crannies of the Enrichment Centre, he cracked up and scrawled messages, poems and declarations of love for the CompanionCube on the walls.

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* The "Rat Man" from ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}''. Hiding from GLaDOS [=GLaDOS=] in nooks and crannies of the Enrichment Centre, he cracked up and scrawled messages, poems and declarations of love for the CompanionCube on the walls.
30th Dec '16 5:27:25 PM CompletelyNormalGuy
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has Brook, who after a series of particularly unfortunate circumstances ends up spending nearly fifty years without contact with any other living thing. Because of a promise he'd made to his dying crew and Laboon he won't even consider killig himself. The brief flashback set ten years into his ordeal leaves little doubt that he's gone off the deep end, to say nothing of when the main cast finds him after another forty years. Made worse by the fact that he's made immortal by a Devil Fruit power, meaning that he doesn't even have a natural death to look forward to. This trope is emphasized by the fact that Brook's remaining crew dies while playing a song. As they die, he comments that it's only a quartet, trio, duet and finally solo.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has Brook, who after a series of particularly unfortunate circumstances ends up spending nearly fifty years without contact with any other living thing. Because of a promise he'd made to his dying crew and Laboon he won't even consider killig killing himself. The brief flashback set ten years into his ordeal leaves little doubt that he's gone off the deep end, to say nothing of when the main cast finds him after another forty years. Made worse by the fact that he's made immortal by a Devil Fruit power, meaning that he doesn't even have a natural death to look forward to. This trope is emphasized by the fact that Brook's remaining crew dies while playing a song. As they die, he comments that it's only a quartet, trio, duet and finally solo.
25th Dec '16 11:57:07 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted by Galen Tyrol on ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''. Driven half-mad by Humans and Cylons alike, he settles in a dreary, desolate part of the world ([[spoiler:implied to be Scotland]]) so he never has to see another living being ever again.

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* Subverted by Galen Tyrol on ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}''.Galactica|2003}}'':
** Subverted by Galen Tyrol.
Driven half-mad by Humans and Cylons alike, he settles in a dreary, desolate part of the world ([[spoiler:implied to be Scotland]]) so he never has to see another living being ever again.



* Rousseau, ''Series/{{Lost}}''. She's been on the island alone for 16 years ([[spoiler:until season 4]]) and is mad as a hatter. There's some chicken-egg debate here, seeing as she's alone because she killed the rest of her team.

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* Rousseau, ''Series/{{Lost}}''. She's ''Series/{{Lost}}'':
** Rousseau has
been on the island alone for 16 years ([[spoiler:until season 4]]) and is mad as a hatter. There's some chicken-egg debate here, seeing as she's alone because she killed the rest of her team.
25th Dec '16 11:56:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* The protagonist of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_Is_Everybody%3F Where Is Everybody?]]"

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* ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'':
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The protagonist of ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' the episode "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_Is_Everybody%3F Where Is Everybody?]]"



** Heavily implied to be the fate of Patrick Thomas [=McNulty=] in "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Kind_of_a_Stopwatch A Kind of a Stopwatch]]" and probably loads of others. ''TheTwilightZone'' was awful fond of this trope.

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** Heavily implied to be the fate of Patrick Thomas [=McNulty=] in "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Kind_of_a_Stopwatch A Kind of a Stopwatch]]" and probably loads of others. ''TheTwilightZone'' The show was awful fond of this trope.
25th Dec '16 11:55:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* The protagonist of ''TheTwilightZone'' TOS episode "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_Is_Everybody%3F Where Is Everybody?]]"

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* The protagonist of ''TheTwilightZone'' TOS ''Series/TheTwilightZone1959'' episode "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Where_Is_Everybody%3F Where Is Everybody?]]"



* ''[[Series/TheLastManOnEarth The Last Man on Earth]]'''s protagonist lives like this for years, with only [[Film/CastAway several balls with faces drawn on them]] and a mannequin for company. [[spoiler: It's implied that the last ''women'' on Earth lived like this before finding him, too.]]

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* ''[[Series/TheLastManOnEarth ''Series/TheLastManOnEarth'': The Last Man on Earth]]'''s show's protagonist lives like this for years, with only [[Film/CastAway several balls with faces drawn on them]] and a mannequin for company. [[spoiler: It's implied that the last ''women'' on Earth lived like this before finding him, too.]]
7th Oct '16 5:15:44 PM Nevermore2002
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* The OtherWiki mention that philophobia can lead people into this. The dread fear of being committed to a affectionate relationship will cause the suject victim to lead a solitary life.

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* The OtherWiki mention that philophobia [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philophobia_(fear) philophobia]] can lead people into this. The dread fear of being committed to a affectionate relationship will cause the suject victim subject to lead a solitary life.
7th Oct '16 5:13:44 PM Nevermore2002
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* The OtherWiki mention that philophobia can lead people into this. The dread fear of being committed to a affectionate relationship will cause the suject victim to lead a solitary life.
22nd Sep '16 5:47:20 PM nombretomado
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* ''AdventuresInOdyssey'': Unfortunately, Whit ends up in a coma before realizing his [[YourMindMakesItReal Imagination Station program about the Afterlife]] was a bit more than Man was ready for, leaving Eugene to discover that CuriosityIsACrapshoot:

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* ''AdventuresInOdyssey'': ''Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey'': Unfortunately, Whit ends up in a coma before realizing his [[YourMindMakesItReal Imagination Station program about the Afterlife]] was a bit more than Man was ready for, leaving Eugene to discover that CuriosityIsACrapshoot:
10th Aug '16 6:24:13 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In fact, pretty much every Forerunner Monitor we've met so far have spent the previous 100,000 years by themselves. All of them have gone a little batty, but some do handle it better than others.
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