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25th Nov '16 9:04:37 PM nombretomado
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* The prevailing ship in ''BridgeToTerabithia'' fandom is Jess/Leslie, and by that we mean literally the entire fandom ships it. A number of shippers of this pairing, however, are hostile to Julia Edmunds, Jess's HotTeacher, since Jess's PrecociousCrush on her ultimately causes the ContrivedCoincidence that [[spoiler:gets Leslie killed]].

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* The prevailing ship in ''BridgeToTerabithia'' ''Literature/BridgeToTerabithia'' fandom is Jess/Leslie, and by that we mean literally the entire fandom ships it. A number of shippers of this pairing, however, are hostile to Julia Edmunds, Jess's HotTeacher, since Jess's PrecociousCrush on her ultimately causes the ContrivedCoincidence that [[spoiler:gets Leslie killed]].
21st Sep '16 11:38:24 PM AnneOfCleves
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*** There's also a more reasonable subgroup who were disappointed because they'd hoped that Tonks would be just as gay herself.
15th Jun '16 8:40:37 PM nombretomado
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* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse had this for a while with Callista. Never mind that Luke gets [[ChickMagnet a new girlfriend in just about every installment]], it was hard to find a Luke/Mara fic that didn't include a TakeThat against Callista. Fans didn't want her to just disappear, but die, preferably at Luke's hands. [[spoiler:They got their wish when ''FateOfTheJedi'' revealed her to have been devoured by an EldritchAbomination.]]
* Portions of the {{Temeraire}} fandom regard Jane Roland as a jaded harpy incapable of love and thus unworthy of Will Laurence. The creepy part is the overlap with the Laurence[=/=]Emily (yes, as in Jane's ''daughter'') 'shippers.

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* The StarWarsExpandedUniverse Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse had this for a while with Callista. Never mind that Luke gets [[ChickMagnet a new girlfriend in just about every installment]], it was hard to find a Luke/Mara fic that didn't include a TakeThat against Callista. Fans didn't want her to just disappear, but die, preferably at Luke's hands. [[spoiler:They got their wish when ''FateOfTheJedi'' revealed her to have been devoured by an EldritchAbomination.]]
* Portions of the {{Temeraire}} Literature/{{Temeraire}} fandom regard Jane Roland as a jaded harpy incapable of love and thus unworthy of Will Laurence. The creepy part is the overlap with the Laurence[=/=]Emily (yes, as in Jane's ''daughter'') 'shippers.
9th Feb '16 3:34:08 PM Adept
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* OlderThanRadio: While it may not have an active ''internet'' fandom, trope happens to Sir Walter Scott's ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'', in which the hero marries his VictoriousChildhoodFriend Rowena rather than Rebecca, who has spent the entire book supporting and pining for him. Two other books, [[VanityFair William Makepeace Thackeray]]'s "Rebecca and Rowena" (1850) and Edgar Eager's "Knight's Castle" (1956), attempt to "[[ExternalRetcon correct]]" this ending in favor of an Ivanhoe/Rebecca ship. Interestingly enough, especially given the times in which it was written (when intermarriage was simply unthought of), Scott's fans were so disappointed with his choice, and sent him so many angry letters about it, they forced him to tell them in the preface of a future edition that it would have been impossible for Rebecca to have married Ivanhoe, [[{{MST3K Mantra}} that it's just a book, and they should really just relax]].

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* OlderThanRadio: While it may not have an active ''internet'' fandom, trope happens to Sir Walter Scott's ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'', in which the hero marries his VictoriousChildhoodFriend Rowena rather than Rebecca, who has spent the entire book supporting and pining for him. Two other books, [[VanityFair William Makepeace Thackeray]]'s Thackeray's "Rebecca and Rowena" (1850) and Edgar Eager's "Knight's Castle" (1956), attempt to "[[ExternalRetcon correct]]" this ending in favor of an Ivanhoe/Rebecca ship. Interestingly enough, especially given the times in which it was written (when intermarriage was simply unthought of), Scott's fans were so disappointed with his choice, and sent him so many angry letters about it, they forced him to tell them in the preface of a future edition that it would have been impossible for Rebecca to have married Ivanhoe, [[{{MST3K Mantra}} that it's just a book, and they should really just relax]].
30th Oct '15 11:59:26 AM katethegr8
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*** I think seven pages is giving a little too much credit...
**** Amendment. A hardy six foot four Scotsman will be dead in seven pages, everyone else in less than half that.
16th Sep '15 8:54:59 AM Red-Dead-Redeemer
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** After it was revealed that James Potter was a JerkJock in his youth, he suffered this instantaneously overnight in favor of Snape/Lily who refuse to see Snape's (self-aknowledged) faults and fuck-ups to insist that James was an evil asshole who somehow forced PluckyGirl Lily to marry him. Similarly, many Snape fans bash '''Lily''' herself for daring to break off her (rather toxic at that rate) friendship with Snape after he caled her a "mudblood", blaming her for the incident and insisting that she owed him vagina, uh, affection just because he was obsessively in love with her.

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** After it was revealed that James Potter was a JerkJock in his youth, he suffered this instantaneously overnight in favor of Snape/Lily who refuse to see Snape's (self-aknowledged) faults and fuck-ups to insist that James was an evil asshole who somehow forced PluckyGirl Lily to marry him. Similarly, many Snape fans bash '''Lily''' herself for daring to break off her (rather toxic at that rate) friendship with Snape after he caled called her a "mudblood", blaming her for the incident and insisting that she owed him vagina, uh, affection just because he was obsessively in love with her.
5th Sep '15 11:01:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* Many fans of the ''[[Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries Sookie Stackhouse]]'' series take this trope to disturbing extremes in their devotion to [[Main/MemeticSexGod Eric Northman]], one of Sookie's main love interests. ''Any'' character is likely become a target if they either behave negatively toward Eric or show a romantic interest in Sookie; Bill Compton gets the worst of it for [[Main/TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest obvious]] [[Main/NearRapeExperience reasons]], but Sookie herself gets a lot of hate for initially rejecting Eric and otherwise not being "good enough" for him. No matter what Eric does, the fans always come up with ways to justify it to a point where even if he outright sexually assaults Sookie in a fanfic, many fans will blame Sookie for it and sympathize with Eric for being driven to such an extreme. Characters who are portrayed sympathetically can be expected to spend a lot of time [[Main/CharacterShilling talking about how great Eric is]] and encouraging Sookie to concede to Eric's desires, even characters who've had nothing good to say about him in canon. Things came to a head when the last book in the series came out and [[spoiler:Sookie ended up with [[Main/ThirdOptionLoveInterest Sam Merlotte]] after Eric decided to marry another woman for [[Main/ArrangedMarriage political reasons]]. Many readers were shocked when Eric demanded that Sookie become his mistress, became angry at her flat refusal, then lamented not having [[Main/FateWorseThanDeath turned her without her consent]] earlier in their relationship.]] This really shouldn't have come as such a surprise given the foreshadowing and Eric's [[Main/ImmortalityImmorality intensely]] [[Main/IDidWhatIHadToDo pragmatic]] [[Main/ManipulativeBastard personality]], but many fans declared it to be completely out of character and decided to [[Main/FanonDiscontinuity ignore the last book altogether]]. Indeed, many an epic has been written for the express purpose of providing a "proper" ending to the series, following a long-running tradition wherein fans would write stories after each book to put a positive spin on the latest of Eric's not-so-savoury actions.

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* Many fans of the ''[[Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries Sookie Stackhouse]]'' series take this trope to disturbing extremes in their devotion to [[Main/MemeticSexGod Eric Northman]], Northman, one of Sookie's main love interests. ''Any'' character is likely become a target if they either behave negatively toward Eric or show a romantic interest in Sookie; Bill Compton gets the worst of it for [[Main/TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest obvious]] [[Main/NearRapeExperience reasons]], but Sookie herself gets a lot of hate for initially rejecting Eric and otherwise not being "good enough" for him. No matter what Eric does, the fans always come up with ways to justify it to a point where even if he outright sexually assaults Sookie in a fanfic, many fans will blame Sookie for it and sympathize with Eric for being driven to such an extreme. Characters who are portrayed sympathetically can be expected to spend a lot of time [[Main/CharacterShilling talking about how great Eric is]] and encouraging Sookie to concede to Eric's desires, even characters who've had nothing good to say about him in canon. Things came to a head when the last book in the series came out and [[spoiler:Sookie ended up with [[Main/ThirdOptionLoveInterest Sam Merlotte]] after Eric decided to marry another woman for [[Main/ArrangedMarriage political reasons]]. Many readers were shocked when Eric demanded that Sookie become his mistress, became angry at her flat refusal, then lamented not having [[Main/FateWorseThanDeath turned her without her consent]] earlier in their relationship.]] This really shouldn't have come as such a surprise given the foreshadowing and Eric's [[Main/ImmortalityImmorality intensely]] [[Main/IDidWhatIHadToDo pragmatic]] [[Main/ManipulativeBastard personality]], but many fans declared it to be completely out of character and decided to [[Main/FanonDiscontinuity ignore the last book altogether]]. Indeed, many an epic has been written for the express purpose of providing a "proper" ending to the series, following a long-running tradition wherein fans would write stories after each book to put a positive spin on the latest of Eric's not-so-savoury actions.
9th Jun '15 1:59:41 PM JoeMerl
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** Pansy often gets this treatment if Draco is paired with someone else, but as of late, there seems to be some tendency to [[{{Averted}} avert]] this among Harry/Draco shippers, who make her more like Draco's close friend.

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** Traditionally Pansy often gets has gotten this treatment if Draco is paired with someone else, but as of late, there seems another girl (which is saying something, because she's not exactly treated kindly by canon either). There does seem to be some a tendency to [[{{Averted}} avert]] this among Harry/Draco shippers, though, who make simply reimagine her more like into being [[LikeBrotherAndSister Draco's close friend.friend]] instead of his girlfriend.
29th Apr '15 10:19:27 AM WildConcerto
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** However, the fact that ''Theater/LoveNeverDies'' is responsible for making the Phantom more sympathetic is... arguable. It probably all started back in the Gerard Butler days...
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