Below is a question I would like to ask on math.SE, but as it is a soft question I want to check first that it would not be considered too vague (or otherwise inappropriate). Here it is:
Title: "Lonely theorems"
What are some instances of theorems which are especially unique in mathematics, i.e. for which there are not many other theorems of a similar character? An example I have in mind is Pick's theorem, since it is the only theorem I have ever seen concerning geometry of polygons with vertices on a lattice.
There are three reasons I am interested in "lonely theorems" like this:
It's hard to find these results. By virtue of their uniqueness, they tend to not fall within the scope of most traditional math classes. The only reason I found out about Pick's theorem was through math competitions.
Related to the last remark, lonely theorems allow those who know of them to solve problems which other people cannot (which is presumably why they tend to arise on math comps), because there are generally not alternative approaches to fall back on.
Sometimes, what begins life as a lonely theorem later becomes the centerpiece of an entire new branch of mathematics. An example that comes to mind here is Mobius inversion, which was initially a trick applying to arithmetic functions, but is now of great importance for lattices & incidence algebras.
So my question for meta is: Is the above question appropriate for math.SE?
EDIT: The proposed question is now posted at Lonely theorems