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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': According to Yellow Diamond, [[spoiler: White Diamond]] never leaves her ship, and never lets anyone in aside from [[spoiler:her Pearl and Pink Diamond]]. Since she's also never left Homeworld in eons, it's also possible that she has spent that ''entire time'' in her ship. [[spoiler:She finally leaves Homeworld at the end of "Change Your Mind".]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': According to Yellow Diamond, [[spoiler: [[spoiler:[[ThePerfectionist White Diamond]] Diamond]]]] never leaves her ship, and never lets anyone in aside from [[spoiler:her Pearl and Pink Diamond]]. Since she's also never left Homeworld in eons, it's also possible that she has spent that ''entire time'' in her ship. [[spoiler:She finally leaves Homeworld at the end of "Change Your Mind".]]


* In Film/AvengersEndgame, [[spoiler: Thor]] shows graphically (and hilariously) how five years of shutting yourself in a room doing ''nothing'' but playing video games, guzzling beer and inhaling junk food out of depression can turn ''anyone'' into the overweight love-child of Santa Claus and [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Jabba The Hutt.]]

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* In Film/AvengersEndgame, ''Film/AvengersEndgame'', [[spoiler: Thor]] shows graphically (and hilariously) how five years of shutting yourself in a room doing ''nothing'' but playing video games, guzzling beer and inhaling junk food out of depression can turn ''anyone'' into the overweight love-child of Santa Claus and [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Jabba The Hutt.]]


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* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', after Tadashi is killed in a fire at the exhibition hall, Hiro withdraws from everyone else for about 2 weeks, until he stubs his toe and Baymax responds to Hiro's exclamation of pain, with Hiro and Baymax finding a lone microbot and following it to an abandoned warehouse.

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* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', after Tadashi is killed in a fire at the exhibition hall, Hiro withdraws from everyone else for about 2 two weeks, until he stubs his toe and Baymax responds to Hiro's exclamation of pain, with Hiro and Baymax finding a lone microbot and following it to an abandoned warehouse.



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* Madotsuki, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'', [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation or at least that's one interpretation of her]]. She has issues.
** She would literally rather die than go outside. Her blood goes on to fertilize gardens upon gardens of EpilepticTrees.

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* Madotsuki, the protagonist of ''VideoGame/YumeNikki'', [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation or at least that's one the most common interpretation of her]]. She has issues.
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issues. She would [[spoiler:would literally rather die than go outside. Her blood goes on to fertilize gardens upon gardens of EpilepticTrees.]]

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* In ''Disney/BigHero6'', after Tadashi is killed in a fire at the exhibition hall, Hiro withdraws from everyone else for about 2 weeks, until he stubs his toe and Baymax responds to Hiro's exclamation of pain, with Hiro and Baymax finding a lone microbot and following it to an abandoned warehouse.
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* In Film/AvengersEndgame, [[spoiler: Thor]] shows graphically (and hilariously) how five years of shutting yourself in a room doing ''nothing'' but playing video games, drinking beer and inhaling junk food out of depression can turn ''anyone'' into the overweight love-child of Santa Claus and [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Jabba The Hutt.]]

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* In Film/AvengersEndgame, [[spoiler: Thor]] shows graphically (and hilariously) how five years of shutting yourself in a room doing ''nothing'' but playing video games, drinking guzzling beer and inhaling junk food out of depression can turn ''anyone'' into the overweight love-child of Santa Claus and [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Jabba The Hutt.]]

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* In Film/AvengersEndgame, [[spoiler: Thor]] shows graphically (and hilariously) how five years of shutting yourself in a room doing ''nothing'' but playing video games, drinking beer and inhaling junk food out of depression can turn ''anyone'' into the overweight love-child of Santa Claus and [[Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack Jabba The Hutt.]]


* Arata Hinohara from ''Manga/ArataKangatari'' became one for a while as a result of Kadowaki bullying him in middle school.

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* Arata Hinohara from ''Manga/ArataKangatari'' ''Manga/ArataTheLegend'' became one for a while as a result of Kadowaki bullying him in middle school.


* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': According to Yellow Diamond, [[spoiler: White Diamond]] never leaves her ship, and never lets anyone in aside from [[spoiler:her Pearl and Pink Diamond]]. Since she's also never left Homeworld in eons, it's also possible that she has spent that ''entire time'' in her ship.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': According to Yellow Diamond, [[spoiler: White Diamond]] never leaves her ship, and never lets anyone in aside from [[spoiler:her Pearl and Pink Diamond]]. Since she's also never left Homeworld in eons, it's also possible that she has spent that ''entire time'' in her ship. [[spoiler:She finally leaves Homeworld at the end of "Change Your Mind".]]


See also TheHermit (who might be a ''hikikomori'' but just as often isolates himself for more esoteric or spiritual reasons); BasementDweller (who doesn't have mental problems, he's just a lazy mooch who [[ManChild won't grow up]]); DaytimeDramaQueen (a Western version who's not addicted to nerdy stuff, but {{Soap Opera}}s); and CrazySurvivalist (who withdraws from civilization because he thinks it's about to collapse).

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See also TheHermit (who might be a ''hikikomori'' but just as often isolates himself for more esoteric or spiritual reasons); BasementDweller (who doesn't have mental problems, he's just a lazy mooch who [[ManChild won't grow up]]); DaytimeDramaQueen (a Western version who's not addicted to nerdy stuff, but {{Soap Opera}}s); and CrazySurvivalist (who withdraws from civilization because he thinks it's about to collapse). See also LonersAreFreaks.

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* Following [[spoiler:Rewind's death]] in ''ComicBook/TheTransformersMoreThanMeetsTheEye'', his husband [[spoiler:Chromedome]] withdraws from the rest of the ship, opting to spend as much time as possible lurking in the room they once shared, watching his farewell message again and again. [[spoiler:He doesn't get over it until they find a still-living quantum duplicate of Rewind aboard a devastated duplicate ''Lost Light''.]]

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*Satsuki in ''Fanfic/TheOutside'' is this, as she's agoraphobic and so, to her, everything to do with the world outside of her house is dangerous, imposing this sort of thing on Ryuuko. Later in the story, we find out more why she's this, as she used to be more of TheShutIn (being an IllGirl), but, due to almost dying of an [[spoiler: asthma attack]] the one time she did go outside, she was left traumatized, even more when Soichiro died.


* Dorothy encounters one of these in an episode of ''Series/TheGoldenGirls'', when she's helping her mother Sophia volunteer for Meals on Wheels. The individual in question subscribes to the program to keep himself fed. However, this hikikomori is a middle-aged man (played by Martin Mull) whose apartment is basically a shrine to TheSeventies; he's secluded himself because TechnologyMarchesOn and it, and the world in general, terrifies him.



* [[BadassAdorable Merrill]] of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' becomes one in Act III of the game as she becomes more and more obsessed with the Eluvian; she only leaves the house to buy food, and one of her friends even starts having groceries delivered to her to make sure she actually eats.
** Though it isn't as bad if Merrill is Hawke's LoveInterest.

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* [[BadassAdorable Merrill]] of ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' becomes one in Act III 3 of the game as she becomes more and more obsessed with the Eluvian; she only leaves the house to buy food, and one of her friends even starts having groceries delivered to her to make sure she actually eats.
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eats. (However, it isn't as bad if Merrill is Hawke's LoveInterest.LoveInterest, as she lives with Hawke and thus does go outside sometimes.)



* Rob, a side character in ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', lives in the same building with the protagonists, and appearently hasn't left his apartment since the '80s.

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* Rob, a side character in ''Webcomic/MenageA3'', lives in the same building with the protagonists, and appearently apparently hasn't left his apartment since the '80s.



* In ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', Codex starts off with no job, friends or life outside of the MMORPG she plays, and she stays indoors for weeks at a time. Part of the reason she gets the titular guild to meet in person is to try and meet people in real life.

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* In ''WebVideo/TheGuild'', Codex starts off with no job, friends friends, or life outside of the MMORPG she plays, and she stays indoors for weeks at a time. Part of the reason she gets the titular guild to meet in person is to try and meet people in real life.

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* Antigone Funn of ''Podcast/WoodenOvercoats'' hasn't left her home/workplace, Funn Funerals, during daylight hours for over ten years. Part of it is due to extreme allergies that force her to wear a ridiculous "survival suit" when she might be around pollen, and part of it is due to her extreme social awkwardness. The only time she ever goes out is once a week, when she sees a movie at the local cinema's foreign film club. (The fact that she's the only member is part of the appeal.) However, it's clear she doesn't like this about herself, and she does try and force herself to get out more.
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* In a real life example ''Creator/GaijinGoombah'' admitted to being this while he worked in Japan in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHIf2IFloAc in this video]] after his ex-fiancee put him through [[KickTheDog "six months of hell" and began]] [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on him]] a week after he left to work there. He begins talking about how he met his wife and saved him from that lifestyle and made him feel loved again.

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* In a real life example ''Creator/GaijinGoombah'' admitted to being this while he worked in Japan in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHIf2IFloAc in this video]] after his ex-fiancee put him through [[KickTheDog "six months of hell" and began]] [[YourCheatingHeart cheating on him]] a week after he left to work there. He begins talking about how he met his wife and saved him from that lifestyle and made him feel loved again.

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