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** The overwhelming majority go mad from extended isolation. The a very few gain EnlightenmentSuperpowers but [[BlueAndOrangeMorality tend to become so alien in thinking]] that many suspect it is PowerBornOfMadness. The main evidence against it is [[MadOracle that their assessments]] [[TheCuckoolanderWasRight prove correct even if they sound ridiculous]], [[HowUnscientific or something long discredited]], [[TheExtremistWasRight or morally questionable to objectionable.]]


* '''Enforced''': Bob is sentenced to solitary confinement, and from there, his sanity deteriorates as time progresses.

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* '''Enforced''': Bob is sentenced to solitary confinement, and from there, his sanity deteriorates as time progresses.???



* '''Invoked''': Bob is being wrongfully isolated, he knows it, and he can't stop thinking about it or convince anybody of that.

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* '''Invoked''': Bob is being wrongfully isolated, he knows it, sentenced to solitary confinement, and he can't stop thinking about it or convince anybody of that.from there, his sanity deteriorates as time progresses.



* '''Implied''': Bob is rather more prone to blank, ThousandYardStare[=s=] after his period of absence than before.

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* '''Implied''': Bob is rather more prone to blank, ThousandYardStare[=s=] {{ThousandYardStare}}s after his period of absence than before.



* '''Plotted a Good Waste''': The whole point of the story is to show what a toll complete isolation would take on somebody like Bob.

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* '''Plotted a Good Waste''': The whole point of the story is to show what a toll complete isolation would take on somebody like Bob.Bob, and how [[AndThatsTerrible that's terrible]].



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* '''Zig Zagged''': Bob's sanity wanes and waxes in his alone time.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': '''Zig-Zagged''': Bob's sanity wanes and waxes in his alone time.



* '''Invoked''': Bob is being wrongfully isolated, he knows it, and he can't stop thinking about it or convince anybody that that.

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* '''Invoked''': Bob is being wrongfully isolated, he knows it, and he can't stop thinking about it or convince anybody that of that.



* '''Defied''': Bob actively tries to get out of the house every day so that he'll be surrounded by company and not feel alone.

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* '''Defied''': Bob actively tries goes to get out of the house public places every day so that he'll be surrounded by company and not feel alone.


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* '''Plotted a Good Waste''': The whole point of the story is to show what a toll complete isolation would take on somebody like Bob.


* '''Parodied''': ???

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* '''Parodied''': ???Bob was perfectly sane while talking to Alice, but he becomes a nervous wreck the instant she turns away from him.



* '''Averted''': Bob doesn't go insane from spending alone time for extended periods of time.

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* '''Averted''': Bob doesn't go insane from spending time alone time for extended periods of time.



* '''Lampshaded''': "OhCrap I've lost it! I can't take this total loneliness any more!"
* '''Invoked''': Bob is wrongfully isolated, he knows it, and he can't stop thinking about it.

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* '''Lampshaded''': "OhCrap I've "I've lost it! I can't take this total loneliness separation any more!"
* '''Invoked''': Bob is being wrongfully isolated, he knows it, and he can't stop thinking about it.it or convince anybody that that.



* '''Discussed''': "I don't want to be alone. I could go mad."

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* '''Discussed''': "I don't want to be alone.alone for too long. I could go mad."



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* '''Played for Laughs''': Bob tells progressively stranger jokes to try to stave off his insanity, ultimately making himself LaughingMad.

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Everybody else thinks (erroneously) that Bob is TheHermit and ''wants'' to be alone, so they forget he ever existed.
* '''Reconstructed''': ...all except his old LoveInterest Cathy, who sustains him psychologically with periodic visits.
* '''Played for Laughs''': Bob tells himself progressively stranger jokes to try to stave ward off his insanity, ultimately coming to [[LaughingAtYourOwnJokes laugh at his own jokes]] and making himself LaughingMad.


* '''Subverted''': Bob has spent alone time at home for months, but keeps his sanity in check by preoccupying himself with other activities.
* '''Double Subverted''': ???

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* '''Subverted''': '''Subverted''':
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Bob has spent alone time at home for months, but keeps his sanity in check by preoccupying himself with other activities.
** Alice is Bob's first human contact after a long time without activities or people. She thinks he's gone crazy, but he was just teasing her.
* '''Double Subverted''': ???Subverted''':
** [[StepfordSmiler He's only putting up a façade of mental competence.]]
** But, as soon as she leaves, he starts BecomingTheMask.



* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Bob's sanity wanes and waxes in his alone time.



* '''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': Bob actively makes an attempt to get out of the house on a daily basis, so that he'll be surrounded by company and not feel alone.
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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* '''Lampshaded''': ???
"OhCrap I've lost it! I can't take this total loneliness any more!"
* '''Invoked''': ???
Bob is wrongfully isolated, he knows it, and he can't stop thinking about it.
* '''Exploited''': ???
In Bob's absence, [[TheRival Mike]] takes over his life.
* '''Defied''': Bob actively makes an attempt tries to get out of the house on a daily basis, every day so that he'll be surrounded by company and not feel alone.
* '''Discussed''': ???
"I don't want to be alone. I could go mad."
* '''Conversed''': "Boy, isolation did a bigger number on Bob than it did on Alice."
* '''Implied''': Bob is rather more prone to blank, ThousandYardStare[=s=] after his period of absence than before.
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%%* '''Reconstructed''': ???
* '''Played for Laughs''': Bob tells progressively stranger jokes to try to stave off his insanity, ultimately making himself LaughingMad.
* '''Played for Drama''': Bob is DrivenToSuicide in his insanity.



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* '''Averted''':
** Bob doesn't go insane from spending alone time for extended periods of time.
** Bob gets out of the house on a daily basis, so he's often surrounded by company.

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* '''Averted''':
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'''Averted''': Bob doesn't go insane from spending alone time for extended periods of time.
** Bob gets out of the house on a daily basis, so he's often surrounded by company.
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* '''Defied''': ???

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* '''Defied''': ???Bob actively makes an attempt to get out of the house on a daily basis, so that he'll be surrounded by company and not feel alone.


* '''Justified''': HatesBeingAlone

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* '''Justified''': HatesBeingAloneBob [[HatesBeingAlone can't stand the thought of being by his lonesome]] for long periods of time.



** Bob goes mad after being constantly SurroundedByIdiots for too long.

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** Bob goes mad after from being constantly SurroundedByIdiots surrounded by company for too long.



* '''Enforced''': ???

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* '''Enforced''': ???Bob is sentenced to solitary confinement, and from there, his sanity deteriorates as time progresses.


* '''Straight''': Bob loses his sanity after spending time by his lonesome for months.

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* '''Straight''': Bob loses his sanity after spending time at home by his lonesome for months.



* '''Subverted''': ???

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* '''Subverted''': ???Bob has spent alone time at home for months, but keeps his sanity in check by preoccupying himself with other activities.


* '''Averted''': Bob doesn't go insane from spending alone time for extended periods of time.

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* '''Averted''': '''Averted''':
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Bob doesn't go insane from spending alone time for extended periods of time.time.
** Bob gets out of the house on a daily basis, so he's often surrounded by company.

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'''Basic Trope''': A character goes mad after spending time in isolation for too long.
* '''Straight''': Bob loses his sanity after spending time by his lonesome for months.
* '''Exaggerated''': Bob instantly goes insane only after ''a full day'' of complete alone time.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob can bear with being alone for an extended period of time, but nevertheless makes the effort to interact with others once in a while.
* '''Justified''': HatesBeingAlone
* '''Inverted''':
** Bob goes mad after being constantly SurroundedByIdiots for too long.
** Bob embraces isolation as a form of enlightenment.
* '''Subverted''': ???
* '''Double Subverted''': ???
* '''Parodied''': ???
* '''Zig Zagged''': ???
* '''Averted''': Bob doesn't go insane from spending alone time for extended periods of time.
* '''Enforced''': ???
* '''Lampshaded''': ???
* '''Invoked''': ???
* '''Exploited''': ???
* '''Defied''': ???
* '''Discussed''': ???
* '''Conversed''': ???

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