Playing With / Ineffectual Loner

Basic Trope: A solitary character whose efficiency is limited because of the lack of friends.
  • Straight: Alice is a loner who is capable in fighting, but her effectiveness is limited because she doesn't have friends.
  • Exaggerated: Alice is the most badass character in the series, but is rather vulnerable in the biggest battles because she always does things alone.
  • Downplayed: Alice would've been an even stronger fighter if she actually led others to help her.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
  • Subverted: Alice looks like she's this way for most of her introduction, but at the end, we find out she 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: Alice is averagely skilled regardless of whether or not she's alone.
  • Enforced: The author wants to create Alice as a loner for the sake of teaching viewers about teamwork and friendship.
  • Lampshaded: "Need any help, Alice? You know you could use it."
  • Invoked: ???
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: ???
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "You think she were to join the heroes and stop relying too much on herself by now?"


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