Playing With: Ineffectual Loner

Basic Trope: A solitary character whose efficiency is limited because of the lack of friends.
  • Straight: Ichigo is a loner who is capable in fighting, but his effectiveness is limited because he doesn't have friends.
  • Exaggerated: Ichigo is the most badass character in the series, but is rather vulnerable in the biggest battles because he always does things alone.
  • Downplayed: Ichigo would've been an even stronger fighter if he actually led others to help him.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
    • A character is empowered because of his companionship with his teammates.
    • Ichigo is mostly inefficient because of his friends.
    • Ichigo is a force to be reckoned with because of his solitary nature.
  • Subverted: Ichigo looks like he's this way for most of his introduction, but at the end, we find out he belongs to a team already.
  • Double Subverted: A team made up of other Ineffectual Loners who engage in Teeth-Clenched Teamwork and run off to do their own things as often as possible.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: Ichigo is averagely skilled regardless of whether or not he's alone.
  • Enforced: The author wants to create Ichigo as a loner for the sake of teaching viewers about teamwork and friendship.
  • Lampshaded: "Need any help, Ichigo? You know you could use it."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "You think he were to join the heroes and stop relying too much on himself by now?"

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