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* In the backstory of ''Film/SupermanReturns'', he doesn't find anyone.

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* In During the backstory of TimeSkip between the classic Christopher Reeve ''Superman'' films and ''Film/SupermanReturns'', he doesn't Kal-El left Earth to search for any sign that other Kryptonians survived the catastrophe that destroyed their homeworld. [[SubvertedTrope He failed to find anyone.
any,]] and disappearing for several years while he searched cost him his reputation and his relationship with Lois Lane in return for [[AllForNothing accomplishing pretty much nothing.]] The rest of the film is about him dealing with the fallout from that.

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* After the quest to rescue Yuria ends, Kenshiro spends much of ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' looking for his other three Hokuto Brothers and fighting various evil bastards along the way.


* A stock plot in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}},'' as finding lonely and helpless mutants is essential to Professor X's mission.

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* A stock plot in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}},'' ''ComicBook/XMen,'' as finding lonely and helpless mutants is essential to Professor X's mission.



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* Ratchet's motivations in ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction'' are to find where the Lombaxes went after they fled to another dimension. By ''[[VideoGame/RatchetAndClankIntoTheNexus Into the Nexus]]'', he has accepted that any method to bring them back would be too dangerous, and that "there's more for me here than over there". In a subversion to most examples, Ratchet discovered this motivation six games into the franchise, [[PlotHole and after having met another Lombax in the second game and not thinking anything of it]].


* In Creator/CJCherryh's ''[[Literature/AllianceUnion Faded Sun]]'' trilogy, most of the mri, a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior race]], are massacred with the collusion of humanity. The two survivors search for others of their kind with the help of a sympathetic human. [[spoiler:Eventually they find them, and their race's hidden planet of origin.]]
* Tony and Tia in Alexander Key's ''EscapeToWitchMountain''. They try to find other people with their special powers.

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* In Creator/CJCherryh's ''[[Literature/AllianceUnion Faded Sun]]'' ''Literature/TheFadedSun'' trilogy, most of the mri, a [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Proud Warrior race]], are massacred with the collusion of humanity. The two survivors search for others of their kind with the help of a sympathetic human. [[spoiler:Eventually they find them, and their race's hidden planet of origin.]]
* Tony and Tia in Alexander Key's ''EscapeToWitchMountain''.''Literature/EscapeToWitchMountain''. They try to find other people with their special powers.



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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' had this going during the "World Tour" arc, as Goliath (who believed that he and his clan were the last gargoyles left) and Elisa met Angela and her clan of gargoyles in Avalon, and later met gargoyles in London, Japan and the Amazon rainforest. Upon returning to Manhattan, Goliath was able to joyfully tell his clan, [[YouAreNotAlone "We are no longer alone."]]


* ''SesameStreet'' had an animated segment about a lower case "n" that was like this.

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* ''SesameStreet'' ''Series/SesameStreet'' had an animated segment about a lower case "n" that was like this.


* In the ''EarthsChildren'' series Ayla is looking for more of the Others.
* Inverted in the ''{{Acorna}}'' series: Acorna discovers she's not alone when her Aunt (who was searching for her brother and his family) finds her.

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* In the ''EarthsChildren'' ''Literature/EarthsChildren'' series Ayla is looking for more of the Others.
* Inverted in the ''{{Acorna}}'' series: ''Literature/AcornaSeries'': Acorna discovers she's not alone when her Aunt (who was searching for her brother and his family) finds her.



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* The initial plot of ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro Spyro: A New Beginning]]'' centers around Spyro's attempt to find out why his egg was abandoned years ago (when some helpful insects adopted it) and whether there are others like him [[note]]He doesn't even know the ''word'' dragon until meeting Ignitus[[/note]]. Later plotlines involve rescuing the many dragons captured by Cynder and her orc army.


* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' is about elves looking for elves.

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* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' is is, as the title indicates, about elves looking for other elves.


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* ''ComicBook/ElfQuest'' is about elves looking for elves.
* A stock plot in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}},'' as finding lonely and helpless mutants is essential to Professor X's mission.



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* ''ElfQuest'' is about elves looking for elves.
* A stock plot in ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}},'' as finding lonely and helpless mutants is essential to Professor X's mission.


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* Gonzo in ''[[TheMuppets Muppets In Space]]''.
* In the backstory of ''SupermanReturns'', he doesn't find anyone.

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* Tigger in ''Disney/TheTiggerMovie''.
* Manfred in ''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown''.

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* Gonzo in ''[[TheMuppets Muppets In Space]]''.
''Film/MuppetsFromSpace''.
* In the backstory of ''SupermanReturns'', ''Film/SupermanReturns'', he doesn't find anyone.



* Tigger in ''TheTiggerMovie''.



* Manfred in ''IceAge: The Meltdown''.


* Inverted in the ''Literature/{{Acorna}}'' series: Acorna discovers she's not alone when her Aunt (who was searching for her brother and his family) finds her.

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* Inverted in the ''Literature/{{Acorna}}'' ''{{Acorna}}'' series: Acorna discovers she's not alone when her Aunt (who was searching for her brother and his family) finds her.



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* Inverted in the ''Literature/{{Acorna}}'' series: Acorna discovers she's not alone when her Aunt (who was searching for her brother and his family) finds her.


* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' had Leela's long search for other one-eyed aliens, which almost led to a disastrous marriage, before her true background was revealed.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' had Leela's long search for other one-eyed aliens, which almost led to a disastrous marriage, marriage to a shapeshifting con artist before her true background was revealed.

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