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  • The Amazing World of Gumball: "The Compilation" is mostly just a wacky Clip Show style episode with the typical silliness that Gumball always has, but then, out of nowhere, the final clip of the episode is the song 'Weird Like You and Me'. Its about how everyone, both in the universe of the show itself and in Real Life, is special and has a place in this world, no matter how out-of-place they may feel they are.
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  • The opening lyrics for The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes!, especially when combined with which character is shown for which line:
    Our world's about to break
    Tormented and attacked [Hulk]
    Lost from when we wake [Captain America]
    With no way to go back [Thor]
    I'm standing on my own [Iron Man]
    But now I'm not alone
  • This is arguably the whole point of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Every episode, he teams up with another hero from the DC universe, to the point where he might as well be in charge of his own Justice League. It hit home most recently in "Night of the Batmen!", where Batman is incapacitated on a mission, and Green Arrow, Aquaman, and Captain Marvel all don Batman disguises to defend Gotham City in his stead while he recovers at the hands of the Martian Manhunter. It's never explicitly stated within the episode, but the sentiment is definitely there.
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  • Bojack Horseman: Subverted in "The Dog Days Are Over". After her divorce, Diane goes on a trip to Vietnam in an attempt to find herself and try to create some sort of connection with the rest of the world and with her culture, but ends up coming back empty-handed and feeling as alone as she felt when she left. However, she comes to the realization that she just might be fine being alone and starts the process of moving on.
  • Code Lyoko:
    • Aelita says to her friends that "fighting XANA is [her] job," implying that she thinks she has to fight XANA alone. Jeremie and the others join hands. Jeremie says, "No, Aelita. It's our job." That cements the fact that she doesn't have to fight him alone.
    • Jeremie gets his own moment of this in Echoes, the final episode of the original run. When he admits to Yumi that he doesn't want to turn off the super computer because he can't go back to being alone, she reassures him that the group will never abandon him, to his obvious relief.
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  • Final Space: In episode 7, Little Cato breaks down out of sheer loneliness and guilt after Avocato's death. Gary consoles him over the fact that he isn't alone anymore and they're together.
  • When Goliath returns to his clan after the "Avalon Tour" in Gargoyles, he tells everyone, who thought they were the last surviving gargoyles in the world, that there are gargoyles in England, Japan, and Guatemala, as well as the last rookery being alive and well on Avalon (and demonstrated by Angela). Hudson says, "We're not the last... we're not alone!"
    • Goliath's clan had already crossed paths with one of the London gargoyles, Griff, but this is where the fact that they weren't the last of their kind, that other gargoyles were surviving throughout the world, really sank in.
  • Justice League:
    • In an episode in which J'onn is forced to open his telepathic awareness across the entire city after Luthor escapes. The experience is... disillusioning, to say the least, as he gets a taste of how petty, bitter, and selfish humans can be inside their own heads. The episode ends with him discovering a group searching for a missing child—all of them obviously desperate to find her, and he realises that humans are not all bastards. And then Diana finds him. There is hugging. It's ironic, in a way, because J'onn is still alone in the universe, and this is something he's always going to have to deal with - but it's not all hopeless.
    • The trend continues when J'onn leaves the League temporarily in "To Another Shore," to find a home. When he returns, he has a wife.
  • In Justice League Unlimited, when the entire core original team form a chain to drag The Flash out of the Speed Force shouting, "We're here, Wally. We're all here!"
  • The Legend of Korra: Due to Korra’s sheltered upbringing and considering all the responsibilities of the Avatar being on her, this is the lesson that takes the longest to sink in throughout the series despite having a dedicated team, family and network of allies as she defaults to isolating herself whenever she suffers a Heroic BSoD until the Grand Finale where she’s not only over her issues, but goes on a vacation with Asami, her new girlfriend for the latter’s sake.
  • Done briefly, but effectively, in the second episode of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, "The Elements of Harmony": Twilight Sparkle is facing Nightmare Moon in the ruined castle, and just when Twilight thinks she has successfully activated the eponymous Elements, the one magic that can stop Nightmare Moon, Nightmare destroys them with a stomp of her hooves. And in that moment, when all hope seems lost, Twilight's friends come charging up the stairs.
    • Discovering this trope is what allows Twilight Sparkle to understand how the Elements of Harmony actually work.
    • In "Bloom and Gloom", when Apple Bloom feels embarassed for worrying too much about what will happen when she gets her cutie mark, Princess Luna tells her that she's not the only one who has those problems, and to prove it, she shows her that Sweetie Belle and Scootaloo were also having similar nightmares as her. And when the three meet together in the dreamscape, they decide to send Babs Seed a care package to show her that they're still friends even though she got her mark.
  • An episode of Samurai Jack has Jack being infected by Aku's energy, which begins to overtake him. Just as he is about to give up, he recives a vision of his parents. They remind him of all the people he's saved and restored hope to, and their spirits come to his aid. His allies appear before him next to remind him he's not alone. This allows him to successfully fight off the darkness.
  • Spoofed in The Simpsons episode "Lemon of Troy", when Milhouse is about to be beaten to a pulp by a boy from Shelbyville. He sputters, "Is this the untimely end of Milhouse?", only to have the other boy reveal that his name is also Milhouse. Realizing that neither is the only one with such a moniker—"A pain I know all too well"—they embrace and Milhouse (of Springfield) sobs, "This is what it sounds like when doves cry."
  • South Park, "The Poor Kid". Kenny as Mysterion says this word for word to his little sister Karen to comfort her when she's scared by the change. He stays true to his word.
    Mysterion: You are not alone. No matter where you go, no matter what you do, I will always be here! Do you understand?
  • Star Wars Resistance: In "Descent", in her message, Leia tells Kaz that although the Resistance is unable to send help at this time, he's not alone, because there are people fighting evil and tyranny all across the galaxy. Afterwards, when the others start worrying because there's no help coming, Kaz tells them that they're not alone, because they are the Resistance now, and they're taking back the Colossus.
  • Steven Universe:
    • In "Barn Mates", invoked by Peridot to Lapis; unlike most examples of this, it's mostly delivered in sarcastic and frustrated tones, but the final sentiment at least is genuinely heartfelt. It doesn't work, but points for trying.
      Peridot: Look, I get it, you know. You're confused. You can never go back to Homeworld. This place doesn't exactly feel like home yet. You're alone. No one could possibly know what that feels like! Oh Wait!—I do! We're the same! Except... you don't have to be alone.
    • In "Beta", despite Amethyst's best efforts and a new upgrade to her whip, she's still unable to defeat Jasper on her own. Steven says that he knows how she feels about being inferior, because he himself feels the same about not being Rose Quartz, and because of that they should stick together and tearfully asks Amethyst to not let him out of her fights if he can help her. Thanks to Amethyst understanding she can rely on Steven, Smoky Quartz is born.
      Amethyst: Steven, I can't win... no matter what I do, no matter how hard I work, she came out right.. and I came out wrong.
      Steven: That's just what Jasper thinks, and she's the only one who thinks you should be like her. Stop trying to be like Jasper, you're nothing like Jasper, you're like me! Because we're both not like anybody. And yeah, it sucks. But at least I've got you... and you've got me. (tearing up) So stop leaving me out of this.
      Amethyst: (also tearing up) Us worst gems gotta stick together right?
      Steven: That's why we're the best.
    • In part, the song "Here Comes a Thought".
      You've got nothing, got nothing, got nothing, got nothing to fear
      I'm here, I'm here, I'm here
  • Done indirectly in the season two finale of Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!. Antauri has, to all appearances, died, and the rest of the team minus Chiro are talking about how he always thought of death as the next journey. "But... he's all alone now," says Otto. Sprx's response? "No. No monkey team member... is ever alone."
  • Teen Titans:
    • At the end of one episode, Beast Boy tells this to Raven:
      "Okay. Fine. You're way creepy. But that doesn't mean you have to stay locked in your room. You think you're alone, Raven... but you're not."
      • He gets a hug in return (much to his shock).
    • After having just gone through an episode-long brutal Mind Rape, Robin confesses to the other Titans that sometimes he feels like he's the only one still looking for Slade, "the only one that can stop him". Whereupon Starfire steps forward and tells him gently, "Robin... you are never alone."
  • The Xiaolin Showdown episode "Omi Town" had Omi looking for his parents. He thinks he's found them, only to have it turn about to be a dead end. Naturally, he grieves, but Master Fung, Kimiko, Raimundo, Clay, and Dojo remind him of a family he already has.


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