Top 10 "Lonely Rich Kid" Characters in AnimeTwilightKitsune The lonely rich kid is a common trope used in pop culture.
If a character is under the age of about 18-21 or so and the parents have a lot of money, it's very likely the character has these problems:
A noticeable shortage of close friends, for various reasons. They could be a Rich Bitch or Jerk Jock, or at least mistaken for one.
The character may be leery of friendship overtures because these have turned out to be attempts to take advantage of their wealth.
Then there are the rich parents of the rich kid to consider.
It could be that parental pressure is toward the character becoming remote and icy because that's what worked for them, all that caste and class nonsense.
Politicians' and tycoons' kids often have anti-kidnapping barriers around them that friendlies have just as hard a time getting through as do the unfriendlies.
Some form of Parental Abandonment. Mom and Dad will be either a) dead, b) never around, c) inattentive and uncaring, d) inhumanly demanding to the exclusion of actual parenting, or e) overwhelmed with all the other responsibilities they need to handle or f) some combination of the above. There are seldom siblings around to fill in the gaps.
This one-two punch serves up a lonely kid, one with resources. Unhappy kid + money = trouble, more often than not.
Contrast Spoiled Sweet (whose parents are not distant, or maybe they are but the kid tries not to let it get to them), Spoiled Brat, Heartwarming Orphan.
The Top Ten
I haven't read Fairy Tail or Seraph Of The End, but I know in Sailor Moon, Hotaru Tomoe (Sailor Saturn) Is not only the Sailor who seems the loneliest, but her dad is a crazy scientist who runs a HUGE private school. Mars and Mercury both belong to crazy rich families, but they both have friends, whereas Chibiusa seems to be Hotaru's only friend. Lets get Sailor Saturn to place 3 or higher! - DBZ_Precure_Naruto_BB_Furuba
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2. Lucy Heartfilia - Fairy Tail
3. Sailor Mercury - Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon