Loner is one of the many personas that appear in Yandere Simulator. It was originally called the Coward persona, and was implemented in the February 28th, 2015 Build. It was later renamed to Loner on the December 1st, 2015 Build.
If an NPC with the Loner persona sees the player commit murder, they'll be shocked for about five seconds. The player can use this opportunity to kill the student before they start running. All Loners are incapable of self-defense.
If Yandere-chan wears the Cute Bear Panties, any person who has seen the player commit the crime will be shocked for seven seconds instead. After their shock has passed, they will then run out of school grounds and call the police. Once they have left through the school gates, Yandere-chan will have five minutes to dispose of the corpse, weapon, and bloody uniform, as well as to clean any pools of blood.
The next day, the Loner will refuse to talk to the player, saying that they know what Yandere-chan has done and threatening to tell everyone about it. Each day that they are left alive will damage Yandere-chan's reputation by 10 points.
If somebody has been poisoned, a Loner will report it to their teacher, as they will not have any reason to believe that a murder may have taken place. If a teacher has already been alerted, a Loner will run to their classroom, exclaiming that they need to hide. A Loner's reaction to a poisoning is the same as a Teacher's Pet's typical reaction to murder.
If Yandere-chan tries to take a picture of a Loner student, they will hide their face from the camera. If Yandere-chan is in the Photography Club, they will instead stand still.
- An original idea for stalling Loners was to lock up the front doors with something heavy, so they could not flee. YandereDev is not sure if this idea will work anymore.
- Even if the school gates have closed for classes, Loners will still be able to flee through a smaller door to the left side of the gates.
- As of the April 1st, 2016 Build, any student who goes to change clothes and sees a dead body will switch from their original persona to the loner persona, fleeing the school.
- In the future, if a Social Butterfly witnesses enough murder or corpses, they may become a Loner.
|“||Oh my God! Is that a dead body?!||”|
— A Loner's dialogue upon discovering a dead body.
|“||Oh my god! This can't be happening!||”|
— A Loner's reaction to Yandere-chan murdering someone.
|“||Get away from me!||”|
— A Loner running away after witnessing a murder.
|“||I've got to find a place to hide!||”|
— A Loner when witnessing a poisoned student.
|“||Don't talk to me! I know you killed someone. I'll make sure everyone knows what you've done.||”|
— Attempting to talk to the student after they have witnessed murder.
|“||Don't bother me!/Go away!/Don't talk to me!/Get away from me!/Leave me alone!||”|
— Attempting to talk to them after them after they state they will tell everyone what they saw.