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22nd Apr '16 1:45:51 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In the animated Franchise/{{Macross}} movie ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', protagonist Hikaru Ichijyo, after being separated from his beautiful pop idol girlfriend Lynn Minmay, quickly forms a romantic relationship with his female superior officer Misa Hayase. Minmay's feelings for him, on the other hand, never diminished during his absence.

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* In the animated Franchise/{{Macross}} movie ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', protagonist Hikaru Ichijyo, after being separated from his beautiful pop idol girlfriend Lynn Minmay, quickly forms a romantic relationship with his female superior officer Misa Hayase. Minmay's feelings for him, on the other hand, never diminished during his absence.
20th Apr '16 8:47:11 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheDinosaurLords'', after a few weeks on the road, when Jaume realizes his love isn't writing back to him, he starts to pay more attention to his [[PrettyBoy Companions]].
19th Apr '16 6:38:55 PM Pseudoname
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[[caption-width-right:350: At least you can't fault his efficiency.]]
29th Mar '16 10:11:35 PM LancelotG
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* ''Bill the Conqueror'' by PGWodehouse.
21st Mar '16 8:27:02 PM RainbowPhoenix
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** Ashley doesn't mention if she saw anyone while Shepard was dead, but Liara ''definitely'' didn't move on. She's been too busy [[spoiler:[[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend trying to take down the Shadow Broker for trying to sell your body to the Collectors]]]], and if you romanced her in the first game, [[spoiler: you're then given the opportunity to hook back up with her in some DLC and pick up where you left off, averting this trope in her case]]. And if you did cheat on her and mutually agree to break up, she seems to take it well and wish you happiness.

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** Ashley doesn't mention if she saw anyone while Shepard was dead, but Liara ''definitely'' didn't move on. She's been too busy [[spoiler:[[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend trying to take down the Shadow Broker for trying to sell your body to the Collectors]]]], and if you romanced her in the first game, [[spoiler: you're then given the opportunity to hook back up with her in some DLC and pick up where you left off, averting this trope in her case]]. It helps that, [[LockedOutOfTheLoop unlike Kaidan or Ashley]], Liara knew that there was a possibility Shepard could come back. And if you did cheat on her and mutually agree to break up, she seems to take it well and wish you happiness.



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7th Feb '16 7:52:26 PM merotoker
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Not to be confused with the TropeNamer, the ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestV fifth King's Quest]]'' game of the same name.

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Not to be confused with the TropeNamer, {{Trope Namer|s}}, the ''[[VideoGame/KingsQuestV fifth King's Quest]]'' game of the same name.



* What happened with [[spoiler: Himawari]] in ''Manga/XxxHOLiC'' if the fact [[spoiler: she has a husband]] is any indication. However, [[spoiler: Watunaki knows and fully supports her decision]]. Also, [[spoiler: the fact that Doumeki's great-grandson was interacting with Watunaki indicates that Doumeki eventually did marry someone.]]
** The [=xxxHolic=]: Rou OVA explains that [[spoiler: Doumeki and Kohane got married, but heavily implies that they both loved Watanuki (in fact, Doumeki outright admits that Watanuki is the one Kohane cherishes the most in her heart) and were marrying each other primarily out of convenience]]. It's actually far more heartwarming than it sounds, as given how things ultimately turned out, the most probable reason for why they did so was to [[spoiler: ensure that even if they passed away, they'd have descendants to make sure that Watanuki's never alone.]]

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* What happened with [[spoiler: Himawari]] in ''Manga/XxxHOLiC'' ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'' if the fact [[spoiler: she has a husband]] is any indication. However, [[spoiler: Watunaki knows and fully supports her decision]]. Also, [[spoiler: the fact that Doumeki's great-grandson was interacting with Watunaki indicates that Doumeki eventually did marry someone.]]
someone]].
** The [=xxxHolic=]: [=xxxHOLiC=]: Rou OVA explains that [[spoiler: Doumeki and Kohane got married, but heavily implies that they both loved Watanuki (in fact, Doumeki outright admits that Watanuki is the one Kohane cherishes the most in her heart) and were marrying each other primarily out of convenience]]. It's actually far more heartwarming than it sounds, as given how things ultimately turned out, the most probable reason for why they did so was to [[spoiler: ensure that even if they passed away, they'd have descendants to make sure that Watanuki's never alone.]] alone]].



* In Creator/DCComics, Stephanie "Spoiler" Brown has just discovered an unpleasant consequence of [[FakingTheDead faking your death]] for a year -- her boyfriend, Robin, has since started dating again. She was gone long enough that Robin's relationship with [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Cassie]] had both come and gone, but at the time of her return Tim was dating Zoanne, a normal girl at his high school, and she took it quite well, acknowledging that it was her fault for disappearing. She and Tim managed to remain friends and crimefighting partners as he stayed with Zoanne. Of course, then a new creative team came on board, Steph was ordered by Batman to betray Tim to a villain to help 'make him a better Robin', in the process entirely ruining her friendship with him. Very shortly after Tim then finally hit the end of the TraumaCongaLine that his life had turned into ever since ComicBook/IdentityCrisis and Steph's faked death, had what can only be described as a complete nervous breakdown, and in the process of cutting himself off from any and all beneficial human contact Tim broke up disastrously with Zoanne. And so the whole point was rendered spectacularly moot.

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* In Creator/DCComics, Stephanie "Spoiler" Brown has just discovered an unpleasant consequence of [[FakingTheDead faking your death]] for a year -- her boyfriend, Robin, has since started dating again. She was gone long enough that Robin's relationship with [[ComicBook/WonderGirl Cassie]] had both come and gone, but at the time of her return Tim was dating Zoanne, a normal girl at his high school, and she took it quite well, acknowledging that it was her fault for disappearing. She and Tim managed to remain friends and crimefighting partners as he stayed with Zoanne. Of course, then a new creative team came on board, board; Steph was ordered by Batman to betray Tim to a villain to help 'make him a better Robin', in the process entirely ruining her friendship with him. Very shortly after Tim then finally hit the end of the TraumaCongaLine that his life had turned into ever since ComicBook/IdentityCrisis ''ComicBook/IdentityCrisis'' and Steph's faked death, had what can only be described as a complete nervous breakdown, and in the process of cutting himself off from any and all beneficial human contact Tim broke up disastrously with Zoanne. And so the whole point was rendered spectacularly moot.



* According to Chuckles the Clown from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', this is actually the main reason why [[spoiler: Lotso]] went evil in the first place: Both [[spoiler: Lotso and Chuckles]] were once owned by the same little girl, but one day, the girl accidentally left the two of them and her baby doll behind while picnicking with her family. The three toys eventually make it all the way back to the girl's home, only for [[spoiler:Lotso]] to discover that his owner had replaced him with an identical toy in the meantime ([[ReplacementGoldfish presumably her parents bought her a new one because she missed him]]). As a result, [[spoiler:Lotso]] lost all faith in children's love, turned evil, and vowed that one day, all other toys will suffer from his wrath. The toys eventually got onto a Pizza Planet truck in search of a new home, both of which will ultimately fulfill the now-opposing toys' destinies: [[spoiler:Chuckles]] was eventually rescued and is now happily living in Bonnie's house, while [[spoiler:Lotso ended up in Sunnyside Daycare, where he then planned to terrorize all of the toys living there.]]

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* According to Chuckles the Clown from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'', this is actually the main reason why [[spoiler: Lotso]] went evil in the first place: Both [[spoiler: Lotso and Chuckles]] were once owned by the same little girl, but one day, the girl accidentally left the two of them and her baby doll behind while picnicking with her family. The three toys eventually make it all the way back to the girl's home, only for [[spoiler:Lotso]] to discover that his owner had replaced him with an identical toy in the meantime ([[ReplacementGoldfish presumably her parents bought her a new one because she missed him]]). As a result, [[spoiler:Lotso]] lost all faith in children's love, turned evil, and vowed that one day, all other toys will suffer from his wrath. The toys eventually got onto a Pizza Planet truck in search of a new home, both of which will ultimately fulfill the now-opposing toys' destinies: [[spoiler:Chuckles]] was eventually rescued and is now happily living in Bonnie's house, while [[spoiler:Lotso ended up in Sunnyside Daycare, where he then planned to terrorize all of the toys living there.]]there]].



* This happens to Tom Hanks's character in ''Film/CastAway''; he comes back after five years to find that his loved one started a family with someone else two or three years after he vanished. In a subversion, she's instantly ready to completely abandon her family and run away with him, but he rebukes her.
** This, in turn, was referenced in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', after Peter was stranded with Quagmire, Cleveland and Joe on a desert island, only to finally return home and find that Brian had taken over his former role in the home. (They explicitly only married for stability, and, to Brian's chagrin, never did the deed. This is to keep their [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]], well, U.)
* Calypso didn't wait for Davy Jones in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''... [[spoiler: but Elizabeth did wait for Will]].
** According to WordOfGod, this allows [[spoiler:Will]] to be with [[spoiler:Elizabeth]] as much as he wants, as long as the job is still done. The "one day per ten years" rule does not apply to faithful couples (although the movie implies the opposite).
* In the ''Film/{{Spawn}}'' movie, the title character comes BackFromTheDead, and finds out that his girl married his old partner. He's somewhat perturbed by this. The partner, meanwhile, is scared shitless... but really, wouldn't YOU be? Ex-boyfriends are bad enough when they aren't undead {{antihero}}es with demonic powers.
** In the end, [[spoiler:he gets over it, and even notes that "they belong together" after seeing how happy they are when they are reunited.]]

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* This happens to Tom Hanks's character in ''Film/CastAway''; he comes back after five years to find that his loved one started a family with someone else two or three years after he vanished. In a subversion, she's instantly ready to completely abandon her family and run away with him, but he rebukes her.
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her. This, in turn, was referenced in ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', after Peter was stranded with Quagmire, Cleveland and Joe on a desert island, only to finally return home and find that Brian had taken over his former role in the home. (They explicitly only married for stability, and, to Brian's chagrin, never did the deed. This is to keep their [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]], well, U.)
* Calypso didn't wait for Davy Jones in ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean''... [[spoiler: but Elizabeth did wait for Will]].
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Will]]. According to WordOfGod, this allows [[spoiler:Will]] to be with [[spoiler:Elizabeth]] as much as he wants, as long as the job is still done. The "one day per ten years" rule does not apply to faithful couples (although the movie implies the opposite).
* In the ''Film/{{Spawn}}'' movie, ''Film/{{Spawn}}'', the title character comes BackFromTheDead, and finds out that his girl married his old partner. He's somewhat perturbed by this. The partner, meanwhile, is scared shitless... but really, wouldn't YOU be? Ex-boyfriends are bad enough when they aren't undead {{antihero}}es with demonic powers.
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powers. In the end, [[spoiler:he gets over it, and even notes that "they belong together" after seeing how happy they are when they are reunited.]]



* In the ''Film/CaptainAmerica1990'' film Steve Roger's fiance Bernice waited for him for ''16 years'' when he went missing and presumed dead during his first mission as CaptainAmerica. She got married when she was 38 because [[MyBiologicalClockIsTicking Her Biological Clock Was Ticking]]. When they are reunited he is amazed that she waited that long.

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* In the ''Film/CaptainAmerica1990'' film Steve Roger's fiance Bernice waited for him for ''16 years'' when he went missing and presumed dead during his first mission as CaptainAmerica.Comicbook/CaptainAmerica. She got married when she was 38 because [[MyBiologicalClockIsTicking Her Biological Clock Was Ticking]]. When they are reunited he is amazed that she waited that long.



** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and [[TheParody parodied]] in the ''Simpsons'' episode parodying ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', where everyone including Marge as Mercedes turns on Homer as Dantes for his revenge plot.

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** [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] and [[TheParody parodied]] {{parod|y}}ied in the ''Simpsons'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' episode parodying ''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo'', where everyone including Marge as Mercedes turns on Homer as Dantes for his revenge plot.



* ''TheGreatGatsby'' has Jay Gatsby going off to war, and Daisy marrying Tom Buchanan before he returns and finds her.

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* ''TheGreatGatsby'' ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'' has Jay Gatsby going off to war, and Daisy marrying Tom Buchanan before he returns and finds her.



* PeterPan's mother gave up waiting for him to come home, and when he went back the window was closed and there was a different boy in his bed. Of course in Peter Pan's case, he could have returned at any time, so really he's the jerk for letting his mother think he was gone forever.

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* PeterPan's Literature/PeterPan's mother gave up waiting for him to come home, and when he went back the window was closed and there was a different boy in his bed. Of course in Peter Pan's case, he could have returned at any time, so really he's the jerk for letting his mother think he was gone forever.



* Given an interesting twist in David Eddings' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}''. Garion grew up on a peaceful farm, with his somewhat dim-witted best friend, and the flirtatious girl next door... who became the object of both their affections when they grew a bit older, a fact that she enjoyed immensely. Then, Garion get swept up in this whole 'save the world from an evil god' quests, leaving the farm behind, and quickly maturing into a bona-fide, MagicKnight-style hero. Then, 'bout halfway through his quest, the party swings by the old farm, and he finds that his friend married the girl... said friend, however, is terribly impressed with Garion's new heroic profile, and apologizes for snatching up the girl in his absence... and the girl is both ready and eager to dump him to run off with the new and improved Garion, too. Unfortunately for her, Garion's found himself a [[{{Tsundere}} fierce-tempered]], [[HeroesWantRedheads red-headed]] [[WellExcuseMePrincess Princess]] while out and about, and while he still cares for his old girlfriend, he carefully hides it to make sure she'll stick with the steady guy. Besides, he's got a destiny to catch up with...

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* Given an interesting twist in David Eddings' ''Literature/{{Belgariad}}''.''Literature/TheBelgariad''. Garion grew up on a peaceful farm, with his somewhat dim-witted best friend, and the flirtatious girl next door... who became the object of both their affections when they grew a bit older, a fact that she enjoyed immensely. Then, Garion get swept up in this whole 'save the world from an evil god' quests, leaving the farm behind, and quickly maturing into a bona-fide, MagicKnight-style hero. Then, 'bout halfway through his quest, the party swings by the old farm, and he finds that his friend married the girl... said friend, however, is terribly impressed with Garion's new heroic profile, and apologizes for snatching up the girl in his absence... and the girl is both ready and eager to dump him to run off with the new and improved Garion, too. Unfortunately for her, Garion's found himself a [[{{Tsundere}} fierce-tempered]], [[HeroesWantRedheads red-headed]] [[WellExcuseMePrincess Princess]] while out and about, and while he still cares for his old girlfriend, he carefully hides it to make sure she'll stick with the steady guy. Besides, he's got a destiny to catch up with...



* The introduction to the first legal edition of ''LadyChatterleysLover'' discusses definitions of obscenity and offers us this example: "I come home after three fucking years in fucking Africa [fighting in UsefulNotes/WW2] and what do I fucking well find? My wife, engaged in illicit cohabitation with a male!"
* In ''TheThinRedLine'' Bell, whose only consolation in the war are memories of the times he'd spent together with his wife, receives a DearJohnLetter from her during the Guadalcanal campaign.

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* The introduction to the first legal edition of ''LadyChatterleysLover'' ''Literature/LadyChatterleysLover'' discusses definitions of obscenity and offers us this example: "I come home after three fucking years in fucking Africa [fighting in UsefulNotes/WW2] UsefulNotes/{{W|orldWarII}}W2] and what do I fucking well find? My wife, engaged in illicit cohabitation with a male!"
* In ''TheThinRedLine'' ''Literature/TheThinRedLine'' Bell, whose only consolation in the war are memories of the times he'd spent together with his wife, receives a DearJohnLetter from her during the Guadalcanal campaign.



* The climax of ''GoneWithTheWind'' uses this trope heavily, while also providing a neat deconstruction of TheMasochismTango. Scarlett, the protagonist, doesn't ''physically'' leave Rhett, but she insults him, constantly expresses her affection for Ashley and unfavourably compares Rhett to him, and spends the entire novel wondering how she can get revenge on Rhett for a very minor slight. Now, this is all very understandable behaviour (Rhett is just as much a bad person as Scarlett, only he expresses it differently; they both agreed that their marriage would be one of convenience; Rhett has done some very cruel things to her) ''before'' [[LoveEpiphany Scarlett realises that she's in love with Rhett.]] Rhett, who has ''long'' since realised that he wants nothing to do with Scarlett, rejects her confession and leaves the city. (''"But did it ever occur to you, Scarlett...that even the most deathless love could wear out?"'') When Scarlett apologizes for how she acted and tries to reconciliate with Rhett, his response is scornful:

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* The climax of ''GoneWithTheWind'' ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'' uses this trope heavily, while also providing a neat deconstruction of TheMasochismTango. Scarlett, the protagonist, doesn't ''physically'' leave Rhett, but she insults him, constantly expresses her affection for Ashley and unfavourably compares Rhett to him, and spends the entire novel wondering how she can get revenge on Rhett for a very minor slight. Now, this is all very understandable behaviour (Rhett is just as much a bad person as Scarlett, only he expresses it differently; they both agreed that their marriage would be one of convenience; Rhett has done some very cruel things to her) ''before'' [[LoveEpiphany Scarlett realises that she's in love with Rhett.]] Rhett, who has ''long'' since realised that he wants nothing to do with Scarlett, rejects her confession and leaves the city. (''"But did it ever occur to you, Scarlett...that even the most deathless love could wear out?"'') When Scarlett apologizes for how she acted and tries to reconciliate with Rhett, his response is scornful:



* A very incestous example in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Jaime Lannister is captured by Robb Stark during the prelude of the War of the Five Kings. While his younger brother Tyrion tried to come up with an exchange to get Jaime back, Cersei started to sleep with Lancel, their cousin, and Osmund Kettleback though she did this to get them on her side for her own plans. When Jaime came back to King's Landing, he had no idea about the affair [[spoiler:until Tyrion tells him that "she's been fucking Lancel, Osmund Kettleblack and Moon Boy for all I know"]]. Jaime didn't believe it at first and started to grow distant from Cersei after she insulted him and his "stump". Until he confronted Lancel who confessed that he slept with her, Jaime decided not help Cersei [[spoiler:when she got arrested for adultery by the Faith Militant]].

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* A very incestous incestuous example in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Jaime Lannister is captured by Robb Stark during the prelude of the War of the Five Kings. While his younger brother Tyrion tried to come up with an exchange to get Jaime back, Cersei started to sleep with Lancel, their cousin, and Osmund Kettleback though she did this to get them on her side for her own plans. When Jaime came back to King's Landing, he had no idea about the affair [[spoiler:until Tyrion tells him that "she's been fucking Lancel, Osmund Kettleblack and Moon Boy for all I know"]]. Jaime didn't believe it at first and started to grow distant from Cersei after she insulted him and his "stump". Until he confronted Lancel who confessed that he slept with her, Jaime decided not help Cersei [[spoiler:when she got arrested for adultery by the Faith Militant]].



* During the final season of ''{{Zoey 101}}'', Chase and Zoey attempt to carry on a long-distance relationship. When it doesn't work, Zoey dates James, the guys' new roommate. Even though James was the nicest guy in the world (literally. They broke up and all James said was "I get it"), he was the most hated character for getting in the way of the long-anticipated Zoey/Chase relationship. In the end, Zoey ends up breaking things off with James for Chase, but many fans boycotted much of season 4 because of the Zoey/James relationship.
* In ''AsTimeGoesBy'', Lionel and Jean were in young and in love when he went to Korea. His letter back to her telling her his address got lost. When both got no letters from the other, they assumed the other had lost interest. Both married, then were either divorced or widowed, and they got together serendipitously many many years later (30 or 40) and fell in love again.

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* During the final season of ''{{Zoey ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'', Chase and Zoey attempt to carry on a long-distance relationship. When it doesn't work, Zoey dates James, the guys' new roommate. Even though James was the nicest guy in the world (literally. They broke up and all James said was "I get it"), he was the most hated character for getting in the way of the long-anticipated Zoey/Chase relationship. In the end, Zoey ends up breaking things off with James for Chase, but many fans boycotted much of season 4 because of the Zoey/James relationship.
* In ''AsTimeGoesBy'', ''Series/AsTimeGoesBy'', Lionel and Jean were in young and in love when he went to Korea. His letter back to her telling her his address got lost. When both got no letters from the other, they assumed the other had lost interest. Both married, then were either divorced or widowed, and they got together serendipitously many many years later (30 or 40) and fell in love again.



** Season 8's RomanticPlotTumour: while Dean is trapped in Purgatory, Sam has a relationship with the widow Amelia whose husband turns out to be not quiet dead. Amelia choses to get back with her husband then [[YourCheatingHeart spend one last night with Sam]]. She asks him to either chose between her and Dean and Sam eventually stays with Dean.

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** Season 8's RomanticPlotTumour: RomanticPlotTumor: while Dean is trapped in Purgatory, Sam has a relationship with the widow Amelia whose husband turns out to be not quiet dead. Amelia choses chooses to get back with her husband then [[YourCheatingHeart spend one last night with Sam]]. She asks him to either chose between her and Dean and Sam eventually stays with Dean.



* Mocked in ''ThePiratesOfPenzance'' with the line:

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* Mocked in ''ThePiratesOfPenzance'' ''Theatre/ThePiratesOfPenzance'' with the line:



* In ''MissSaigon'', after Chris was separated from Kim, he returned to America and married, after a suitable period of [[HeroicBSOD emotional catatonia]]. Kim, who had gotten pregnant, awaited the day that Chris would return to Saigon and take her and their son to America. Needless to say, when Chris found out that Kim was still alive, he had a bit of explaining to do to his wife, Ellen.

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* In ''MissSaigon'', ''Theatre/MissSaigon'', after Chris was separated from Kim, he returned to America and married, after a suitable period of [[HeroicBSOD emotional catatonia]]. Kim, who had gotten pregnant, awaited the day that Chris would return to Saigon and take her and their son to America. Needless to say, when Chris found out that Kim was still alive, he had a bit of explaining to do to his wife, Ellen.



** This is the tried-and-true ''MadameButterfly'' plot.

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** This is the tried-and-true ''MadameButterfly'' ''Theatre/MadameButterfly'' plot.



** Ashley doesn't mention if she saw anyone while Shepard was dead, but Liara ''definitely'' didn't move on. She's been too busy [[spoiler:[[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend trying to take down the Shadow Broker for trying to sell your body to the Collectors]]]], and if you romanced her in the first game, [[spoiler: you're then given the opportunity to hook back up with her in some DLC and pick up where you left off, averting this trope in her case.]] And if you did cheat on her and mutually agree to break up, she seems to take it well and wish you happiness.

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** Ashley doesn't mention if she saw anyone while Shepard was dead, but Liara ''definitely'' didn't move on. She's been too busy [[spoiler:[[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend trying to take down the Shadow Broker for trying to sell your body to the Collectors]]]], and if you romanced her in the first game, [[spoiler: you're then given the opportunity to hook back up with her in some DLC and pick up where you left off, averting this trope in her case.]] case]]. And if you did cheat on her and mutually agree to break up, she seems to take it well and wish you happiness.



* {{Defied}} in ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' with your boreal dwarf teammate Sagani and her husband Kallu, whom she left in her village five years ago to go on a quest. She jokingly remarks that Kallu wouldn't dare cheat on her because she's the best shot in the village.

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* {{Defied}} {{Defied|Trope}} in ''VideoGame/PillarsOfEternity'' with your boreal dwarf teammate Sagani and her husband Kallu, whom she left in her village five years ago to go on a quest. She jokingly remarks that Kallu wouldn't dare cheat on her because she's the best shot in the village.



* In ''BittersweetCandyBowl'', Mike is in a LongDistanceRelationship with Sandy. After he rejects a LoveConfession, one of his friends [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] by telling him flat-out he should dump Sandy and get together with the local LoveInterest, as "long distance relationships never work out anyway". Mike isn't too pleased at having ''his'' feelings on the matter brushed away and his love for Sandy trivialized, and it only damages his friendship with the others..

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* In ''BittersweetCandyBowl'', ''WebComic/BittersweetCandyBowl'', Mike is in a LongDistanceRelationship with Sandy. After he rejects a LoveConfession, one of his friends [[InvokedTrope invokes this]] by telling him flat-out he should dump Sandy and get together with the local LoveInterest, {{Love Interest|s}}, as "long distance relationships never work out anyway". Mike isn't too pleased at having ''his'' feelings on the matter brushed away and his love for Sandy trivialized, and it only damages his friendship with the others..



* A man frozen in ice in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode ''Prehistoric Ice Man'' returns to find his wife has remarried and had two children with her new husband, who are eight and thirteen. He's understandably confused since he was only gone for three years...

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* A man frozen in ice in the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode ''Prehistoric "Prehistoric Ice Man'' Man" returns to find his wife has remarried and had two children with her new husband, who are eight and thirteen. He's understandably confused since he was only gone for three years...



* In WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}: The Animated Series, the title characters comes back from the dead to find his wife remarried to his best friend. In a subversion, it turns out that [[spoiler: he has partial amnesia, and recovers the memory of specifically asking his friend to "take care of" his wife if anything were to happen to him.]] It's unclear whether he specified the sexual aspect...

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* In WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}: ''WesternAnimation/{{Spawn}}: The Animated Series, Series'', the title characters comes back from the dead to find his wife remarried to his best friend. In a subversion, it turns out that [[spoiler: he has partial amnesia, and recovers the memory of specifically asking his friend to "take care of" his wife if anything were to happen to him.]] It's unclear whether he specified the sexual aspect...



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* The first two seasons of ''Series/{{Homeland}} showed that after years of being a POW in the Middle East, Nicholas Brody comes home and eventually learns that his kids are older and don't recognize him (particularly his son) and his wife, Jessica, moved on and fell in love with his best friend, Mike. Justified that Jessica and Mike thought that Brody is dead until they got the news. This cause problems later on until Jessica decided to end the affair in order to rekindle her relationship with her husband. However, any attempt to restore the relationship failed due to Brody's secret of being part of Abu Nazir's terrorist network to kill the Vice-President and later, being forced to work with the CIA by Carrie who he had an affair with. At the end of Season 2, Jessica and Brody knew that their marriage is never going to work out so they broke up with Brody going back to Carrie [[spoiler:until everything went into hell by Abu Nazir's ThanatosGambit of pining the blame on Brody for the bombings at the CIA headquarters, causing Jessica and the kids to suffer the public backlash and Brody a wanted man in Season 3]].

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* The first two seasons of ''Series/{{Homeland}} ''Series/{{Homeland}}'' showed that after years of being a POW in the Middle East, Nicholas Brody comes home and eventually learns that his kids are older and don't recognize him (particularly his son) and his wife, Jessica, moved on and fell in love with his best friend, Mike. Justified that Jessica and Mike thought that Brody is dead until they got the news. This cause problems later on until Jessica decided to end the affair in order to rekindle her relationship with her husband. However, any attempt to restore the relationship failed due to Brody's secret of being part of Abu Nazir's terrorist network to kill the Vice-President and later, being forced to work with the CIA by Carrie who he had an affair with. At the end of Season 2, Jessica and Brody knew that their marriage is never going to work out so they broke up with Brody going back to Carrie [[spoiler:until everything went into hell by Abu Nazir's ThanatosGambit of pining the blame on Brody for the bombings at the CIA headquarters, causing Jessica and the kids to suffer the public backlash and Brody a wanted man in Season 3]].
4th Feb '16 7:20:02 PM sayaleviathan
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* A very incestous example in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Jaime Lannister is captured by Robb Stark during the prelude of the War of the Five Kings. While his younger brother Tyrion tried to come up with an exchange to get Jaime back, Cersei started to sleep with Lancel, their cousin, and Osmund Kettleback though she did this to get them on her side for her own plans. When Jaime came back to King's Landing, he had no idea about the affair [[spoiler:until Tyrion tells him that "she's been fucking Lancel, Osmund Kettleblack and Moon Boy for all I know"]]. Jaime didn't believe it at first and started to grow distant from Cersei after she insulted him and his "stump". Until he confronted Lancel who confessed that he slept with her, Jaime decided not help Cersei [[spoiler:when she got arrested for adultery by the Faith Militant]].
2nd Feb '16 8:18:21 PM sayaleviathan
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* The first two seasons of ''Series/{{Homeland}} showed that after years of being a POW in the Middle East, Nicholas Brody comes home and eventually learns that his kids are older and don't recognize him (particularly his son) and his wife, Jessica, moved on and fell in love with his best friend, Mike. Justified that Jessica and Mike thought that Brody is dead until they got the news. This cause problems later on until Jessica decided to end the affair in order to rekindle her relationship with her husband. However, any attempt to restore the relationship failed due to Brody's secret of being part of Abu Nazir's terrorist network to kill the Vice-President and later, being forced to work with the CIA by Carrie who he had an affair with. At the end of Season 2, Jessica and Brody knew that their marriage is never going to work out so they broke up with Brody going back to Carrie [[spoiler:until everything went into hell by Abu Nazir's ThanatosGambit of pining the blame on Brody for the bombings at the CIA headquarters, causing Jessica and the kids to suffer the public backlash and Brody a wanted man in Season 3]].
20th Jan '16 10:18:10 AM Willbyr
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* In the animated movie ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross SuperDimensionFortressMacross: Do You Remember Love?]]'', protagonist Hikaru Ichijyo, after being separated from his beautiful pop idol girlfriend Lynn Minmay, quickly forms a romantic relationship with his female superior officer Misa Hayase. Minmay's feelings for him, on the other hand, never diminished during his absence.

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* In the animated Franchise/{{Macross}} movie ''[[Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross SuperDimensionFortressMacross: Do You Remember Love?]]'', ''Anime/MacrossDoYouRememberLove'', protagonist Hikaru Ichijyo, after being separated from his beautiful pop idol girlfriend Lynn Minmay, quickly forms a romantic relationship with his female superior officer Misa Hayase. Minmay's feelings for him, on the other hand, never diminished during his absence.



* Something similar (although in this case it's coma related) is what kicks off the plot of ''KimiGaNozomuEien''.
* In ShamanKing, when both Jun and her spirit partner Bailong look at each other in the middle of a battle and faintly blush, Tamao is quick to point out that they make a good pair. To which hilariously, Anna then points out that Bailong did have a wife previously and declared he was cheating on her. Of course, Bailong is dead and then again, [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse so is his wife]].

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* Something similar (although in this case it's coma related) is what kicks off the plot of ''KimiGaNozomuEien''.
''VisualNovel/RumblingHearts''.
* In ShamanKing, ''Manga/ShamanKing'', when both Jun and her spirit partner Bailong look at each other in the middle of a battle and faintly blush, Tamao is quick to point out that they make a good pair. To which hilariously, Anna then points out that Bailong did have a wife previously and declared he was cheating on her. Of course, Bailong is dead and then again, [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse so is his wife]].
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