The Loop (TV)
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Basic Trope: Human forms an emotional bond with a non-human friend.
- Adam, a 7-year old boy has a close animal friend.
- Adam becomes friends with a robot.
- Adam becomes friends with a paranormal creature.
- Adam becomes friends with something that is either living, unliving yet still moving, undead, or inorganic but sentient.
- Adam becomes friends with an inanimate object.
- Alternatively, Adam gets an alien friend. They get such an emotional and physical bond that their life is dependent on each other and at the end, they fuse together.
- Alternatively, Adam has an alien friend who has a Ridiculously Cute Critter friend.
- Adam becomes friends with everything.
- Adam lives in a world where many people have close relationships with non-humans.
- Adam must have a relationship with this creature or die.
- A non-human and his human sidekick.
- Adam is the only human with non-human sidekick and has to cope with it.
- Adam has a ghost alien friend. However, it turns out to be a hologram prank by bullies.
- A Girl and Her "X".
- Double Subverted:
- ...But it turns out the hologram was contacting the REAL ghost alien, who comes to visit Adam.
- The "girl" turns out to be a boy.
- The family doesn't pay attention to Adam and his "X" is his only friend.
- Alternatively, once the parents discover that Adam has an X, they pay their attention to X only.
- The family exploits or seeks to end their relationship.
- Reconstructed: Adam eventually learns to have friends other than his "X".
- Analyzed: Bob wonders why a human-like behavior to non-alien friend causes a great affection compared to normal human/human friendship.
- Zig Zagged: Adam is friends with "X", it turns out that it's a hologram, but it turns out the hologram was contacting the REAL "X", and then you find out he's in a psychiatric hospital.
- Adam has no "X"
- Adam and his "X" are not unusually close.
- Enforced: "We need a cute animal to capture female audiences."
- Lampshaded: "Here's a new pet. You'll become best of friends, I bet!"
- Invoked: "I'm lonely, I wish I had a companion of some kind."
- Defied: Adam refuses to like the new companion.
- Discussed: "You know, you're really that kind of child who could use a non-human friend"
- Conversed: ""Wow, I love Adam's new puppy! I hope they show it more, and they become really close."
- Played For Laughs: The companion is a hindrance to Adam, in comical ways.
- Played For Drama:
- The "X" dies, leaving Adam alone.
- Adam dies, leaving "X" alone.
- Alternatively, Both of them die together of course.
- As time goes on, Adam and his "X" start to drift apart.
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