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12th May '17 10:04:21 PM mouschilight
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* He's hardly ugly himself, but Andy Lee of Creator/HamishAndAndy managed to snare a date (and later the heart) of Megan Gale, a real life Wonder Woman clone renowned for being one of the most beautiful women in the world (and dating Italian male models) by, in her own words, "being the only boy brave enough to ask me out." Aaaaaaaawwwwww. Curse you, Andy Lee.



* He's hardly ugly himself, but Andy Lee of Creator/HamishAndAndy managed to snare a date (and later the heart) of Megan Gale, a real life Wonder Woman clone renowned for being one of the most beautiful women in the world (and dating Italian male models) by, in her own words, "being the only boy brave enough to ask me out." Aaaaaaaawwwwww. Curse you, Andy Lee.
12th May '17 9:48:43 PM mouschilight
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* Mentioned in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'': Jake is going to a school dance and asks Charlie for advice. Charlie tells him to go straight up to the prettiest girl in the room and ask her to dance, because all of the other guys will be afraid to talk to her.


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* Mentioned in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'': Jake is going to a school dance and asks Charlie for advice. Charlie tells him to go straight up to the prettiest girl in the room and ask her to dance, because all of the other guys will be afraid to talk to her.
12th May '17 9:46:28 PM mouschilight
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* Used Literature/{{Discworld}} (where it's known as "jerk syndrome"), with both Juliet in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' and Tawneee in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}''.

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* Used Literature/{{Discworld}} in ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' (where it's known as "jerk syndrome"), with both Juliet in ''Discworld/UnseenAcademicals'' and Tawneee in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}''.
12th May '17 9:43:59 PM mouschilight
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* Hinata Hyuga is arguably the most beautiful girl in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s class, but is also [[ShrinkingViolet extremely shy]], especially in Part I, and for the longest time, [[CannotSpitItOut she couldn't confess her love]] to the titular character. She finally did, and although Naruto never directly mentioned her LoveConfession, they did start to have [[UnresolvedSexualTension more significant]] ShipTease afterwards, beginning in the [[WarArc Fourth Shinobi World War Arc]]. ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' is the {{canon}}ical tale of [[spoiler:how they fell in love and got HappilyMarried]].

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* Hinata Hyuga is arguably the most beautiful girl in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s class, but is also [[ShrinkingViolet extremely shy]], especially in Part I, and for the longest time, [[CannotSpitItOut she couldn't confess her love]] to the titular character. She finally did, did in Part II, and although Naruto never directly mentioned her LoveConfession, they did start to have [[UnresolvedSexualTension more significant]] ShipTease afterwards, beginning in the [[WarArc Fourth Shinobi World War Arc]]. ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' is the {{canon}}ical tale of [[spoiler:how they fell in love and got HappilyMarried]].
12th May '17 9:42:34 PM mouschilight
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* [[{{Expy}} Himemiya]] Yukio from ''Manga/GokujouDrops''. She's jealous about how her [[SchoolgirlLesbians girlfriend/servant]] Komari can get close to people so easily. As Komari put it, "Yukio-chan's fans are weird".



* [[{{Expy}} Himemiya]] Yukio from ''Manga/GokujouDrops''. She's jealous about how her [[SchoolgirlLesbians girlfriend/servant]] Komari can get close to people so easily. As Komari put it, "Yukio-chan's fans are weird".
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* Invoked in ''Literature/HalfPrince'' by the titular character Prince, whose good looks attracts mobs of girls to swarm him. To defend himself from this, he adapted a look of self confidence and intimidation so that even though he'll still turn heads and have on lookers constantly, they'll feel too intimidated to approach him.



* Invoked in ''Literature/HalfPrince'' by the titular character Prince, whose good looks attracts mobs of girls to swarm him. To defend himself from this, he adapted a look of self confidence and intimidation so that even though he'll still turn heads and have on lookers constantly, they'll feel too intimidated to approach him.
12th May '17 9:40:11 PM mouschilight
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* In the Korean manhwa ''Manhwa/CynicalOrange'' the beautiful protagonist embodies this trope. The girls hate her and spread nasty rumours about her and only the delinquents actually ask her out. She does not have any friends until she meets her LoveInterest.
* A gender inversion occurs in ''Manga/FamilyComplex''. Harumi, the eldest son of TheBeautifulElite Sakamoto family, is so handsome that everyone in his school treats him like a king, making him feel isolated from his peers. And since his wannabe servants are very overprotective towards him, girls are scared to come close to him.
* Kurimiya suffers from this and more in ''Manga/GlassNoMegami''. She has also spent a lot of her life traveling from place to place abroad so that when she finally comes back to Japan it just adds to her feeling lonely and isolated.
* Invoked in ''Literature/HalfPrince'' by the titular character Prince, whose good looks attracts mobs of girls to swarm him. To defend himself from this, he adapted a look of self confidence and intimidation so that even though he'll still turn heads and have on lookers constantly, they'll feel too intimidated to approach him.
* ''Handa-kun'' is about an unfortunate youth who thinks he is hated by everyone else at school because they are avoiding him thanks to this trope being in effect.
* Hinagiku of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', especially with her being rather cool and prickly in earlier chapters ([[CharacterDevelopment before we started seeing her vulnerable side more often]]). It's obvious that the guys at school crush on her, and [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer the girls even more so]], yet nobody has ever really asked her out. When Hayate went to the kendo club, the other members were seething with jealousy at Hayate calling her by her first name, implying that most of the students are rather distant with her despite her popularity. This may have something to do with [[spoiler: her being very close to Athena, who really was unreachable to everyone else due to her aloofness]].
** Hayate keeps this going by often commenting to others that Hinagiku couldn't possibly fall for a guy like him, even managing to make himself depressed a couple times thinking about it. It actually goes both ways as Hinagiku has her own insecurities and sometimes feels that Hayate couldn't like her as she isn't feminine enough. Basically it's ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe going both ways.
** Hinagiku's sister, Yukiji also seems to have gotten this when she was younger, though only Kaoru-sensei seems to still be hanging on to it.
* [[{{Expy}} Himemiya]] Yukio from ''Manga/GokujouDrops''. She's jealous about how her [[SchoolgirlLesbians girlfriend/servant]] Komari can get close to people so easily. As Komari put it, "Yukio-chan's fans are weird".



* One of the reasons why Kotonoha Katsura from ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' is bullied or ignored by other girls is her AloofDarkHairedGirl plus GagBoobs appearance, which makes her pretty popular with the guys [[ShrinkingViolet even when she wouldn't necessarily like to have their eyes on her]].



* Miu Furinji from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' is strongly implied to [[StockShoujoBullyingTactics have been bullied by the girls of her former school]] because of her good looks [[GagBoobs and her massive knockers]].



* [[{{Expy}} Himemiya]] Yukio from ''Manga/GokujouDrops''. She's jealous about how her [[SchoolgirlLesbians girlfriend/servant]] Komari can get close to people so easily. As Komari put it, "Yukio-chan's fans are weird".
* Hinagiku of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', especially with her being rather cool and prickly in earlier chapters ([[CharacterDevelopment before we started seeing her vulnerable side more often]]). It's obvious that the guys at school crush on her, and [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer the girls even more so]], yet nobody has ever really asked her out. When Hayate went to the kendo club, the other members were seething with jealousy at Hayate calling her by her first name, implying that most of the students are rather distant with her despite her popularity. This may have something to do with [[spoiler: her being very close to Athena, who really was unreachable to everyone else due to her aloofness]].
** Hayate keeps this going by often commenting to others that Hinagiku couldn't possibly fall for a guy like him, even managing to make himself depressed a couple times thinking about it. It actually goes both ways as Hinagiku has her own insecurities and sometimes feels that Hayate couldn't like her as she isn't feminine enough. Basically it's ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe going both ways.
** Hinagiku's sister, Yukiji also seems to have gotten this when she was younger, though only Kaoru-sensei seems to still be hanging on to it.
* Invoked in ''Literature/HalfPrince'' by the titular character Prince, whose good looks attracts mobs of girls to swarm him. To defend himself from this, he adapted a look of self confidence and intimidation so that even though he'll still turn heads and have on lookers constantly, they'll feel too intimidated to approach him.
* Played for laughs in ''Manga/SuperGals''. Aya thinks at one point that boys are too intimidated by her looks and [[BrainyBrunette brains]] to ask her out.
* Kurimiya suffers from this and more in ''Manga/GlassNoMegami''. She has also spent a lot of her life traveling from place to place abroad so that when she finally comes back to Japan it just adds to her feeling lonely and isolated.
* In the Korean manhwa ''Manhwa/CynicalOrange'' the beautiful protagonist embodies this trope. The girls hate her and spread nasty rumours about her and only the delinquents actually ask her out. She does not have any friends until she meets her LoveInterest.

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* [[{{Expy}} Himemiya]] Yukio from ''Manga/GokujouDrops''. She's jealous about how her [[SchoolgirlLesbians girlfriend/servant]] Komari can get close to people so easily. As Komari put it, "Yukio-chan's fans are weird".
* Hinagiku of ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'',
Hinata Hyuga is arguably the most beautiful girl in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s class, but is also [[ShrinkingViolet extremely shy]], especially with her being rather cool in Part I, and prickly in earlier chapters ([[CharacterDevelopment before we started seeing her vulnerable side more often]]). It's obvious that for the guys at school crush on her, and [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer the girls even more so]], yet nobody has ever really asked her out. When Hayate went to the kendo club, the other members were seething with jealousy at Hayate calling her by her first name, implying that most of the students are rather distant with her despite her popularity. This may have something to do with [[spoiler: her being very close to Athena, who really was unreachable to everyone else due to her aloofness]].
** Hayate keeps this going by often commenting to others that Hinagiku
longest time, [[CannotSpitItOut she couldn't possibly fall for a guy like him, even managing to make himself depressed a couple times thinking about it. It actually goes both ways as Hinagiku has confess her own insecurities and sometimes feels that Hayate couldn't like her as she isn't feminine enough. Basically it's ICantBelieveAGuyLikeYouWouldNoticeMe going both ways.
** Hinagiku's sister, Yukiji also seems
love]] to have gotten this when she was younger, though only Kaoru-sensei seems to still be hanging on to it.
* Invoked in ''Literature/HalfPrince'' by
the titular character Prince, whose good looks attracts mobs character. She finally did, and although Naruto never directly mentioned her LoveConfession, they did start to have [[UnresolvedSexualTension more significant]] ShipTease afterwards, beginning in the [[WarArc Fourth Shinobi World War Arc]]. ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' is the {{canon}}ical tale of [[spoiler:how they fell in love and got HappilyMarried]].
* One of the reasons why Kotonoha Katsura from ''VisualNovel/SchoolDays'' is bullied or ignored by other
girls to swarm him. To defend himself from this, he adapted a look of self confidence and intimidation so that is her AloofDarkHairedGirl plus GagBoobs appearance, which makes her pretty popular with the guys [[ShrinkingViolet even though he'll still turn heads and when she wouldn't necessarily like to have their eyes on lookers constantly, they'll feel too intimidated to approach him.
her]].
* Played for laughs PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/SuperGals''. Aya thinks at one point that boys are too intimidated by her looks and [[BrainyBrunette brains]] to ask her out.
* Kurimiya suffers from this and more in ''Manga/GlassNoMegami''. She has also spent a lot of her life traveling from place to place abroad so that when she finally comes back to Japan it just adds to her feeling lonely and isolated.
* In the Korean manhwa ''Manhwa/CynicalOrange'' the beautiful protagonist embodies this trope. The girls hate her and spread nasty rumours about her and only the delinquents actually ask her out. She does not have any friends until she meets her LoveInterest.
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* A gender inversion occurs in ''Manga/FamilyComplex''. Harumi, the eldest son of TheBeautifulElite Sakamoto family, is so handsome that everyone in his school treats him like a king, making him feel isolated from his peers. And since his wannabe servants are very overprotective towards him, girls are scared to come close to him.
* ''Handa-kun'' is about an unfortunate youth who thinks he is hated by everyone else at school because they are avoiding him thanks to this trope being in effect.
* Hinata Hyuga is arguably the most beautiful girl in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s class, but is also [[ShrinkingViolet extremely shy]] and for the longest time, [[CannotSpitItOut she couldn't confess her love]] to the title character. She finally did, and although Naruto never directly mentioned her LoveConfession, they did begin to have [[UnresolvedSexualTension more significant]] ShipTease afterwards, beginning in the Fourth Shinobi World{{War Arc}}. ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' is the {{canon}}ical tale of [[spoiler:how they fell in love and got HappilyMarried]].
* Miu Furinji from ''Manga/KenichiTheMightiestDisciple'' is strongly implied to [[StockShoujoBullyingTactics have been bullied by the girls of her former school]] because of her good looks [[GagBoobs and her massive knockers]].



* Implied to have been the case for Firefly, "the sexiest mare at the Academy," in ''FanFic/DashsNewMom''. When Blue Streak asked her out, after she said yes she set a new speed record flying her date to the movie theater. In the end, [[HappilyMarried it worked out great for both of them]].



* Implied to have been the case for Firefly, "the sexiest mare at the Academy," in ''FanFic/DashsNewMom''. When Blue Streak asked her out, after she said yes she set a new speed record flying her date to the movie theater. In the end, [[HappilyMarried it worked out great for both of them]].



* This serves as the premise of ''Film/ShesOutOfMyLeague''



* This serves as the premise of ''Film/ShesOutOfMyLeague''.



* Lady Hish Tulla, from the ''Literature/KharkanasTrilogy'', is subjected to this both at court in general thus preferring to remain at home at Tulla Hold unless summoned to court and from men she's ''actually been together with before already'', namely Anomander Rake and Silchas Ruin. Although by the beginning of the story she's so used to it she fears any change in that dynamic.
* [[DefrostingIceQueen Lena]] from ''Literature/TheSisterhoodOfTheTravelingPants'' is said by many different characters to be strikingly pretty, but to the point people are intimidated by her. [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Her personality]] [[TheQuietOne makes this difficult as well.]]



* [[DefrostingIceQueen Lena]] from ''Literature/TheSisterhoodOfTheTravelingPants'' is said by many different characters to be strikingly pretty, but to the point people are intimidated by her. [[AloofDarkHairedGirl Her personality]] [[TheQuietOne makes this difficult as well.]]
* Lady Hish Tulla, from the ''Literature/KharkanasTrilogy'', is subjected to this both at court in general thus preferring to remain at home at Tulla Hold unless summoned to court and from men she's ''actually been together with before already'', namely Anomander Rake and Silchas Ruin. Although by the beginning of the story she's so used to it she fears any change in that dynamic.



* Mentioned in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'': Jake is going to a school dance and asks Charlie for advice. Charlie tells him to go straight up to the prettiest girl in the room and ask her to dance, because all of the other guys will be afraid to talk to her.
* PlayedForLaughs on ''Series/CornerGas'', where Brent is described this way by all of the Dog River women. This baffles the Toronto-born Lacey, who eventually comes to the conclusion that all of the other men in Dog River are so undesirable that "overweight, bald gas station owner" is essentially an Adonis when stacked up against them. The Dog River women just think she's lying to herself to feel better about not being able to have Brent.
** And then [[spoiler:they end up together in The Movie anyways. Or rather, they ended up together two years ''before'' the movie and nobody had noticed.]]



* Mentioned in ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'': Jake is going to a school dance and asks Charlie for advice. Charlie tells him to go straight up to the prettiest girl in the room and ask her to dance, because all of the other guys will be afraid to talk to her.
* PlayedForLaughs on ''Series/CornerGas'', where Brent is described this way by all of the Dog River women. This baffles the Toronto-born Lacey, who eventually comes to the conclusion that all of the other men in Dog River are so undesirable that "overweight, bald gas station owner" is essentially an Adonis when stacked up against them. The Dog River women just think she's lying to herself to feel better about not being able to have Brent.
** And then [[spoiler:they end up together in The Movie anyways. Or rather, they ended up together two years ''before'' the movie and nobody had noticed.]]



* Mentioned in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', during one of the repressed memories. Ezio's older brother tells him men are afraid of attractive women, and thus the first person to actually talk to them has the advantage.
* [[SchoolIdol Rin Tohsaka]] from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is the school idol and mutually 'off limits' to all the boys because she's so clearly out of their league. This really doesn't bother her much as it leaves her more time for her own studies and magus training.



* Mentioned in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', during one of the repressed memories. Ezio's older brother tells him men are afraid of attractive women, and thus the first person to actually talk to them has the advantage.
* [[SchoolIdol Rin Tohsaka]] from ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' is the school idol and mutually 'off limits' to all the boys because she's so clearly out of their league. This really doesn't bother her much as it leaves her more time for her own studies and magus training.



* [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page465.html This]] ''Webcomic/{{Subnormality}}'' strip, especially in the first panel. The girl in the first panel is actually a recurring character whose whole character is this. She is an extremely attractive girl who is interested in various traditionally geeky stuff, like comics and video games. This in turn causes an extreme version of this trope, to the point where one guy she talks to spontaneously aborts himself from reality because the concept of a girl that attractive liking nerdy things and showing interest in him is apparently so alien to him that he can no longer sustain his form in our universe.
* Done to each other in [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=9 this]] ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' strip.



* Done to each other in [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=9 this]] ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' strip.



* [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page465.html This]] ''Webcomic/{{Subnormality}}'' strip, especially in the first panel. The girl in the first panel is actually a recurring character whose whole character is this. She is an extremely attractive girl who is interested in various traditionally geeky stuff, like comics and video games. This in turn causes an extreme version of this trope, to the point where one guy she talks to spontaneously aborts himself from reality because the concept of a girl that attractive liking nerdy things and showing interest in him is apparently so alien to him that he can no longer sustain his form in our universe.



* On ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime,'' [[EvilPrince Blargatha]] creates a fake husband so that she can challenge her sister [[AbhorrentAdmirer Slime Princess]] to the throne. Slime Princess is shocked, since Blargatha is "so hot," while Blargatha explains that her hotness keeps men away and is actually "like a prison." [[InformedAttractiveness Of course]], the two sisters are basically identical [[http://adventuretime.wikia.com/wiki/Slime_Princess and look like this]].



* On ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime,'' [[EvilPrince Blargatha]] creates a fake husband so that she can challenge her sister [[AbhorrentAdmirer Slime Princess]] to the throne. Slime Princess is shocked, since Blargatha is "so hot," while Blargatha explains that her hotness keeps men away and is actually "like a prison." [[InformedAttractiveness Of course]], the two sisters are basically identical [[http://adventuretime.wikia.com/wiki/Slime_Princess and look like this]].



* Real Life example- He's hardly ugly himself, but Andy Lee of Creator/HamishAndAndy managed to snare a date (and later the heart) of Megan Gale, a real life Wonder Woman clone renowned for being one of the most beautiful women in the world (and dating Italian male models) by, in her own words, "being the only boy brave enough to ask me out." Aaaaaaaawwwwww. Curse you, Andy Lee.

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* Real Life example- Creator/EmmaWatson took a big hit from the UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers for complaining about this in an interview.
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He's hardly ugly himself, but Andy Lee of Creator/HamishAndAndy managed to snare a date (and later the heart) of Megan Gale, a real life Wonder Woman clone renowned for being one of the most beautiful women in the world (and dating Italian male models) by, in her own words, "being the only boy brave enough to ask me out." Aaaaaaaawwwwww. Curse you, Andy Lee.



* Creator/EmmaWatson took a big hit from the UsefulNotes/BritishNewspapers for complaining about this in an interview.



12th May '17 9:31:57 PM mouschilight
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* Hinata from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' is arguably the most beautiful girl in Naruto's class, but is also extremely shy and can't admit her feelings to the title character. [[spoiler: She finally does and they eventually fall in love and get married.]]

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* Hinata from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' Hyuga is arguably the most beautiful girl in Naruto's ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'''s class, but is also [[ShrinkingViolet extremely shy shy]] and can't admit for the longest time, [[CannotSpitItOut she couldn't confess her feelings love]] to the title character. [[spoiler: She finally does did, and although Naruto never directly mentioned her LoveConfession, they eventually fall did begin to have [[UnresolvedSexualTension more significant]] ShipTease afterwards, beginning in the Fourth Shinobi World{{War Arc}}. ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' is the {{canon}}ical tale of [[spoiler:how they fell in love and get married.]]got HappilyMarried]].
7th Feb '17 6:05:07 PM bom-bom
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* Creator/MilaKunis has had this lately.
21st Jan '17 6:34:07 PM AtmosBlitzer
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* [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page465.html This]] ''Webcomic/{{Subnormality}}'' strip, especially in the first panel. There actually is a recurring female character in ''Subnormality'' whose whole character is this. She is an extremely attractive girl who is interested in various traditionally geeky stuff, like comics and video games. This in turn causes an extreme version of this trope, to the point where one guy she talks to spontaneously aborts himself from reality because the concept of a girl that attractive liking nerdy things and showing interest in him is apparently so alien to him that he can no longer sustain his form in our universe.

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* [[http://www.viruscomix.com/page465.html This]] ''Webcomic/{{Subnormality}}'' strip, especially in the first panel. There The girl in the first panel is actually is a recurring female character in ''Subnormality'' whose whole character is this. She is an extremely attractive girl who is interested in various traditionally geeky stuff, like comics and video games. This in turn causes an extreme version of this trope, to the point where one guy she talks to spontaneously aborts himself from reality because the concept of a girl that attractive liking nerdy things and showing interest in him is apparently so alien to him that he can no longer sustain his form in our universe.
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