->I dont ever want to wake up alone again! Im tired of being alone. Being alone is cold. [[ShapedLikeItself Being alone is lonely.]]
-->-- '''Holo''', ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf''

This is when a character just can't seem to bear the thought of being left alone under any circumstances. Whether it be from a FriendlessBackground or a belief that LonersAreFreaks, he or she may frequently want to be assured [[YouAreNotAlone they are not alone]] by others, such as by seeking out company the moment they realize they're by themselves. Ironically, these characters still tend to lack friends for some reason or feel the effects of solitude despite all their efforts not to. Since they are not usually isolated by choice, they will often hate EatingLunchAlone, will probably never use the phrase LeaveMeAlone (although saying PleaseDontLeaveMe is certainly likely), and may even prefer walking AloneInACrowd rather than staying at home and being reminded they have no one to talk to or hang out with. In cases where the character does have either a LimitedSocialCircle or [[OnlyFriend only one friend]], expect them to cling to any of their friends (including [[NotGoodWithPeople pets/plants]]/[[CompanionCube inanimate objects]]) [[LivingEmotionalCrutch like a lifeline]] in order to escape their feelings of desolation.

Characters who have experienced severe isolation, ParentalAbandonment, AllOfTheOtherReindeer, or [[WhoWantsToLiveForever one of the obvious downsides]] to {{immortality}} can often develop into this. [[ShrinkingViolet Shy characters]] can fall victim to this as well. May lead to a case of LonelyTogether, if the character finds nobody but other lonely people for company. It also tends to be a common justification for IJustWantToHaveFriends. Contrast TheHermit or [[IntroversionTropes any introvert]] for that matter.

Definitely TruthInTelevision since humans are social creatures by nature, although many of us share a similar desire for privacy as well. In fact, GoMadFromTheIsolation is a well-documented occurrence for people who have become truly isolated for an extended period. Otherwise, people who suffer too much from this may be diagnosed with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dependent_personality_disorder dependent personality disorder]] or [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Separation_anxiety_disorder separation anxiety disorder]].
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[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* Holo from ''LightNovel/SpiceAndWolf'' is characterized by an intense fear of loneliness due to the hundreds of years she spent in solitude while watching the humans around her grow old and die.
* The ''{{Mazinger}}'' saga: ''[[Anime/GreatMazinger Tetsuya Tsurugi]]'' is arrogant, prideful and loud to annoying extremes. This is justified, since he is an orphan, and he thinks people only values him because [[AcePilot his skill to pilot]] [[HumongousMecha Great]] [[SuperRobot Mazinger]]. At the end of the series, when ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]'' [[TheBusCameBack returns]], he gets incredibly jealous because he thinks everyone will replace him with Kouji and will forget him. And then he would be alone again, and he... can not stand the thought of it.
-->'''Tetsuya''': "All battles I have fought so far I have fought them to prove the world that I exist!"
* The eponymous character from ''{{Anime/Naruto}}'' grew up deprived of any friends or much familial support, so he often tries [[AttentionWhore drawing excessive attention to himself]] by causing all kinds of mischief to make people notice him. He is also quite close to Iruka because he was the only person who was friendly to him in Konohagakure (before making more friends).
* In ''Manga/KamikazeKaitouJeanne'', Maron is introduced as a lonely girl who has been living by herself in an apartment while her parents have been working abroad for years. Although she tries to [[StepfordSmiler pretend to be strong and plucky]], she is actually quite fragile inside and easily falls apart when [[spoiler:she learns her parents have divorced after they unexpectedly contact her one day over the telephone]]. Also, while she does have a social circle of people who care for her, she is still absolutely terrified of feeling abandoned again (after her parents), and later entreats her love interest, Chiaki, not to leave her alone while she cries into his chest.
* In ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Mami reveals how lonely she feels having to work alone as a magical girl and becomes overjoyed upon hearing Madoka say she wants to become a magical girl and fight alongside her. So overjoyed, in fact, [[spoiler:that it tragically leads to her own demise when she recklessly fights the witch Charlotte and then gets herself brutally killed.]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Most of cast has abandonment issues. One of the series' overhanging themes is people are afraid of being alone but they are also afraid of being hurt by others. [[ClassicalAntiHero Shinji]] [[OfficialCouple and]] [[FieryRedhead Asuka]] are especially prone to this behaviour and serve as the series' crown examples.
** AllThereInTheManual: According material supplementary, the reason of [[spoiler:Asuka returned to the real world along Shinji]] at the end of ''EndOfEvangelion'' was because he needed her above all, even if they had hurt each other.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' has the Espada of loneliness, Starrk.
* Akito Sohma from ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' fears being alone/abandoned so much that he rules the Zodiac by fear to keep them from leaving. [[spoiler:The whole "being forced to live as a guy" thing probably doesn't help much, either.]]
** Also implied with [[NotSoDifferent Tohru]]. [[StepfordSmiler She would never actually admit it]], of course, but every time she's left alone, [[StoicWoobie she start crying]].
* The anime adaptation of [[Anime/Persona4TheAnimation Persona 4]] does this with [[spoiler: the protagonist, of all people. It's ''heavily'' implied in episode 12, and pretty much confirmed in the True Ending episode.]]
* The main character in ''Manga/{{Othello}}'' is so afraid of being left without friends that she'll rather spend time with girls who only bully and take advantage of her due to her shy, non-confrontational nature.
* AxCrazy PyroManiac PsychoForHire Dilandau Albatou from ''Anime/TheVisionOfEscaflowne'' suffers from an extreme pathological case of this, considering all the trauma he went through via the Sorcerers [[spoiler: and the fact that he was originally Allen's younger sister who got kidnapped and mutilated by said Sorcerers through experiments, and nobody came to save her.]]
* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', Shana fought for years with only the bodiless Alastor for company. She meets Yuji and gradually falls in love with him. At one point, she fights a monster by herself. Yuji shows up right as she wins. Shana cries against him and says it now hurts whenever she's alone.
* Haruka from ''Manga/KotouraSan'' is ''highly'' introverted, but even she [[DiscussedTrope admits this]] about herself towards Manabe in Episode 1.
--> '''Haruka''': "[[LeaveMeAlone There's nothing else I can do]]! I don't like being alone, either! I don't want to hurt people, or [[NeverBeHurtAgain get hurt]]! But what I hate the most is... is when... [[FriendlessBackground the people I care about leave me]]!"
** For those who need to know a bit of her DarkAndTroubledPast, she became an [[AllOfTheOtherReindeer outcast of society]] because it is [[MindOverManners afraid and offended]] of her [[PowerIncontinence uncontrollable]] {{Telepathy}} [[LivingLieDetector which allowed her to expose everybody's lies]] even though [[InnocentlyInsensitive she wasn't aware of her power before the backlash]].
* [[NiceGirl Chihiro]] [[IJustWantToHaveFriends Watanuki]] from ''Manga/YugamiKunNiWaTomodachiGaInai'' is a more downplayed example. Because her family moved around a lot growing up, she's [[FriendlessBackground never had any close friends]] and even went through a period where she [[SafetyInIndifference wouldn't associate with others]] because she knew she'd have to move away soon. At the start of the series, her family's moved into a town where they'll stay for years to come and this causes her to want to make friends again. She even says that having nobody to speak to at her new school could cause her [[GoMadFromTheIsolation psychological damage]], but this is PlayedForLaughs.
** Conversely, [[TheProtagonist Yuuji]] [[LonersAreFreaks Yugami]], who sits beside her in class, ''inverts'' this trope as he actually does like being alone; it's when he speaks to others that we really see his irritable side.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* In one ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' storyline, which ran the week before Halloween in 1989, is unique among Garfield strips in that it is not meant to be humorous. It depicts Garfield awakening in a future in which the house is abandoned and he no longer exists. According to the author Jim Davis:
--> During a writing session for Halloween, I got the idea for this decidedly different series of strips. I wanted to scare people. And what do people fear most? Why, being alone. We carried out the concept to its logical conclusion and got a lot of responses from readers. Reaction ranged from 'Right on!' to 'This isn't a trend, is it?'
* ''[[ComicBook/TransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye Spotlight: Hoist]]'' reveals that the title character's greatest fear is being left completely alone. This fear stems from a traumatic accident from before the war.

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[[folder: Fan Fiction ]]

* England in many fanfictions including (but not limited too) Fanfic/FamilyTies and What a Brother, What a Bother. This takes his canonical loneliness and wish to be closer to some people (such as America) to a logical conclusion- that he hates perceived abandonment from anyone and truly hates that he's pushed everyone he cares about away.
* Gentaro in ''FanFic/HorseshoesAndHandGrenades'' after being resurrected from death. He was brainwashed by Ophiuchus to believe that his friends deliberately left him to die, but ''Tears to Shed'' states that he doesn't like being trapped in his loneliness. This is prove in ''Tears-6'' as he states that he would like servants to talk to (but will insist that it is not friendship)[=.
* In the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' KidFic ''FanFic/{{Insontis}}'', [=McCoy=] is forced to leave baby!Kirk alone for twenty minutes due to a medical incident. He returns to find him sobbing in a corner.
* Tsuruya in ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'' is portrayed that way. Having lived all her life as a {{Lonely Rich|Kid}} YakuzaPrincess and just recently finding not only friends but TrueCompanions she reacts strongly to anything which may threaten them or her relationship with them. This comes to a head in when she (almost [[PleaseDontLeaveMe desperately]]) seeks for a way to make amends for something that Haruhi will later admit it was just her own bottled up jealousy getting the better of her.
* Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs: The three Children suffered of this in the original series, but it greatly increases cause the events of the fic. Rei no longer wants to be alone, and Shinji and Asuka (who was good pretending otherwise) hate it now. The former tells he was used to be alone before, but after being in a LoveTriangle he can not stand it. And the latter sobs to Shinji she is sick of being alone during a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to herself.
* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'': This was a big part of Shinji and Asuka's personalities in the original series: they hated being hurt by other people but they also hated loneliness. At the same time, it was one of the hindrances to their relationship. Now they have finally got over their fear to each other, their fear to loneliness has intensified, and spending any lapse of time not knowing what has happened to each other drives them crazy.
* Megan in ''[[Fanfic/FallinginDeeper Falling in Deeper]]'' fits this trope to a T. She not only hates being alone but also seems to have a phobia of it. Then she gets sent to a [[AndIMustScream solitary]] [[GoMadFromTheIsolation confinement]]...

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In ''Literature/{{Frankenstein}}'', the Creature at one point approaches and earnestly begs of his creator Victor Frankenstein, who had abandoned him out of disgust for his grotesque appearance, to create another monstrous being like himself (except female this time) because he can no longer bear his continued isolation and constant rejection by other humans at the mere sight of him.
* Christopher Boone from ''Literature/TheCuriousIncidentOfTheDogInTheNighttime'' is an inversion of this trope since he states several times in the novel that he prefers being alone. This is because he cannot relate well to other people, owing to his Asperger's syndrome.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince'', there's a variation where Harry tells Dumbledore he's figured out that he can't just lock himself away and mourn Sirius, because Sirius would hate Harry to be alone.
* In ''Priest-Kings of Literature/{{Gor}}'' Vika of Treve, a slave of the Priest-Kings, hates being alone even though she must be alone most of the time. She's a chamber slave and cannot leave her chamber, where she is the slave of any man assigned the chamber as his temporary quarters.
* Tash Arranda shows signs of this early in ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear''. She's bookish and likes some quiet, but becomes anxious when she's left alone. This is explicitly because she's an Alderaanian orphan and half believes that when people leave her, she's not going to see them again. As the series progresses she becomes more comfortable with it.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Travis Bickle from ''TaxiDriver''. While he eventually takes some measures to avoid his loneliness and become "a person like other people", he outright laments this fact in his narrative:
-->Loneliness has followed me my whole life. Everywhere. In bars, in cars, sidewalks, stores, everywhere. There's no escape. I'm God's lonely man.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* An episode of ''Series/RedDwarf'' saw the crew meeting alternate reality versions of themselves. The Cat, as expected, met a humanoid Dog who would get nervous anytime he was left alone.
** A lesser example is the main character Lister. It is explained that humans hate being alone and since Lister was the only known survivor of the accident that wiped out the crew, the ship's computer decided to bring back his bunkmate as a hologram.
* Perhaps Dean Winchester from ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. His main fear is that everyone will eventually leave him, likely stemming from seeing his mother killed by a demon when Dean was a young child.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': Its hinted Chandler is this. When Joey moves out he's openly distressed and quickly finds a new roommate despite admitting he can afford his apartment by himself. He also worries that all the other Friends will get married and leave him behind, begging to be allowed to come over for holidays when this happens. This probably stems from his unorthodox and neglectful parents who divorced when he was a child and sent him to boarding school, so the friends were the first stability he'd ever known.
--> Chandler: You'll see, you guys are all gonna go off and get married, and I'm gonna end up alone. Will you promise me something? When you're married, will you invite me over for holidays?
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has this as one of the primary character traits of the Doctor, right back from the very first days - the First Doctor has a HeroicBSOD in "The Massacre" when he thinks his companions have all left him to continue wandering the cosmos alone. While the degree to which the Doctor hates being alone - and the reasoning why - fluctuates between incarnations (some mourn the loss of a MoralityChain, others find solo travel pointless and boring, others [[AttentionWhore get insecure without constant attention]], etc.), stories where the Doctor has no official companion invariably go DarkerAndEdgier and show the Doctor performing [[PragmaticHero much more morally questionable actions]] - "The Waters of Mars" and "The Deadly Assassin" are two particularly extreme examples.

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[[folder: Multiple Media ]]

* Strongly implied for Sparadrap in ''Franchise/{{Noob}}''. His attempts to get new people in the guild include players from enemy factions and more than one NonPlayerCharacter. He misses people that have left the guild despite the fact that some of them have performed a FaceHeelTurn. The third novel has him admit to having his in-game pets keep him company when his guildmates happen to not be playing.

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[[folder: Music ]]

* The ''Music/FallOutBoy'' song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zC8BBX2ofIw 7 Minutes in Heaven (Atavan Halen)]]" is about this. The chorus is:
-->''I'm sitting out dances on the wall/Trying to forget anything that isn't you/I'm not going home alone/'cause I don't do too well on my own''
->And the opening lines are:
-->''I'm sleeping my way out of this one/With anyone who will lie down''
* The RebaMcEntire song "The Fear of Being Alone."
-->''So don't say that word''
-->''Not the one we both heard too much''
-->''You may think you do but you don't''
-->''It's just the fear of being alone''

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[[folder: Video Game ]]

* D's friend Frannie from ''VideoGame/AnotherCode'' is described as being like this. He comments that Ashley is like this as well. She denies it, but some of her behavior in the games suggests this is true.
* In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', the Skull Kid is revealed to be characterized by this in his backstory (as recounted by Anju's grandmother) after he was forced to part with his good friends the Four Giants one day. Feeling lonesome and frustrated by his loss, he apparently took out his anger on the rest of Termina until he eventually got banished by the Four Giants for his behavior. Later on, however, he manages to find new friends in Tatl and Tael after meeting them on a particular rainy day, and also [[spoiler:happily befriends Link at the end of the game, after he is finally rid of the effects of the Majora's Mask. Much to his delight, he also reaffirms his friendship with the Four Giants in the epilogue as well.]]
* Laharl from ''{{Franchise/Disgaea}}'' has some huge abandonment issues that he deals with on a regular basis in series. It has been with him since his mother sacrificed her life to save him, because Laharl feels like she abandoned him. It is even lampshaded in ''VisualNovel/DisgaeaInfinite'', where a Prinny servant states:
-->You would be surprised to know how much Lord Laharl hates being alone, dood...
* Red XIII of ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has abandonment issues since he is psychologically the youngest of the group - not even adding the fact that he's the LastOfHisKind, which is a cruel fate that a youngster such as he has to possibly face.
* All Yordles from LeagueOfLegends have this trait.

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[[folder: Visual Novel ]]

* Masumi from VisualNovel/FamilyProject HatesBeingAlone, up to the point of genuine codependency. This is one of the primary reasons she stayed with [[spoiler:and briefly returns to]] her controlling and emotionally abusive ex-husband prior to the main story, and the self-stated reason she participates in the titular Family Project.

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* Fuzzy from ''WebComic/SamAndFuzzy'' hates being abandoned, left out of the loop, ignored, overlooked or in any ways being alone with no-one to depend on (especially if it's due to 'betrayal' by the other person, which is his BerserkButton due to his MysteriousPast).

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[[folder: Web Video ]]

* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic has got a bad case of it, even going so far as to think a care home where you're abused is better than spending your dying days isolated.
* ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'': Lydia Bennet seems to have a touch of this, most obviously in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w56Gj2BfYiA&list=UURt5wuVdwkFYvZdp7Bglhew&index=12&feature=plcp Life of the Party]], where she'd rather drive to her sister's house in LA (implied to take all night) than face being by herself.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Rainbow Dash]] of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' ''hates'' being left alone.
** [[GenkiGirl Pinkie Pie]] also doesn't take very well to being isolated ''[[SanitySlippage at all]]''.
** Twilight Sparkle plays with this, since she started out very aloof and uninterested in making friends for most of her life, when she finally learns to bond with others however, she likes what she finds, and while still liking occasional seclusion, she is often shown to have huge insecurities at the thought of losing her friends and being alone again.
* Cosmo on one episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' when he says that he hates being alone when Wanda ends up missing, but it turns out that ''he'' was the one who took Wanda so she wouldn't face Level 13 probation.
* T.J. Detweiler from ''WesternAnimation/{{Recess}}'' has been shown to hate being alone without his [[TrueCompanions five best friends]].
* The season 2 BigBad of ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'' [[spoiler:Qilby the Traitor]] is secretly afraid of being alone. [[VillainBall This is why he never actually finished off Yugo and the Dragons despite having many opportunities to do so]] and [[ComplexityAddiction engaged in completely unnecessary schemes instead]]: deep down he really just wanted to convince them that he was right so they could be friends again.
* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}},'' [[TheSnarkKnight Daria]] and [[CoolLoser Jane]] are an OnlyFriend example--Daria especially, since Jane is generally more willing to socialize. This is best seen in "See Jane Run" (Daria is clearly cracking after Jane starts hanging out with friends from the track team) and "Is It Fall Yet?" (where a temporary break-up in their friendship leaves both lost).