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17th Apr '16 11:21:24 AM Lomvi
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--->'''Sam: '''Well, I guess because every woman I've...ever... had relations with, uh...it...hasn't ended well. '''

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--->'''Sam: '''Well, --->'''Sam:''' Well, I guess because every woman I've...ever... had relations with, uh...it...hasn't ended well. '''well.
--->'''Dean:''' [[CrowningMomentOfFunny He ain't lying.]]
2nd Apr '16 6:33:47 PM JediSenshi
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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' has a very unfunny tendency to kill off any and all women that [[IronWoobie Obi-Wan]] [[StoicWoobie Kenobi]] ever has feelings for. There are four women that he has admitted to loving- [[JediApprentice Cerasi]], [[JediQuest Siri Tachi]], [[CloneWarsGambit Taria Damsin]] and [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Satine Kryze]]- of which Taria is the only one not to have died in his arms. However, considering that she was [[IllGirl dying from a terminal illness]] in her last appearance, it's only a matter of time.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse'' has a very unfunny tendency to kill off any and all women that [[IronWoobie Obi-Wan]] [[StoicWoobie Kenobi]] ever has feelings for. There are four women that he has admitted to loving- [[JediApprentice Cerasi]], [[JediQuest Siri Tachi]], [[CloneWarsGambit Taria Damsin]] and [[WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars Satine Kryze]]- of which Taria is the only one not to have died in his arms. However, considering that she was [[IllGirl dying from a terminal illness]] in her last appearance, it's only a matter of time. Luke Skywalker loves (Mara Jade, Calista, Shire Brie/Lumina etc..) also falls under this trope.
31st Mar '16 7:24:01 PM Mhazard
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** It's more of a love/extremely close female friend dies mid-season to spurn the protagonist to greater heights, though almost exclusively in early UC and ''SEED''. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has Lalah and Sayla for Amuro (though she doesn't die, due to problems with her VA, she was dropped rather than recast), ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' has Beltorchika for Amuro (vanished) and Four and Rosamia for Kamille (dead due to enormous, as opposed to giant, robot), ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' has Puru and Puru two, whom both die due to enormous robot. ''SEED'' has Flay for Kira, who dies, and ''Destiny'' has Stella for Shinn, once more due to enormous robot. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has Carta Issue, dead due to enormous robot, except her case was a [[UriahGambit betrayal]] staged by [[KillTheOneYouLoved none other than her love interest]].

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** It's more of a love/extremely close female friend dies mid-season to spurn the protagonist to greater heights, though almost exclusively in early UC and ''SEED''. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has Lalah and Sayla for Amuro (though she doesn't die, due to problems with her VA, she was dropped rather than recast), ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' has Beltorchika for Amuro (vanished) and Four and Rosamia for Kamille (dead due to enormous, as opposed to giant, robot), ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' has Puru and Puru two, whom both die due to enormous robot. ''SEED'' has Flay for Kira, who dies, and ''Destiny'' has Stella for Shinn, once more due to enormous robot. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has Carta Issue, dead due to enormous robot, except her case was a [[UriahGambit betrayal]] staged by [[KillTheOneYouLoved [[KillTheOnesYouLove none other than her love interest]].
31st Mar '16 7:23:22 PM Mhazard
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** It's more of a love/extremely close female friend dies mid-season to spurn the protagonist to greater heights, though almost exclusively in early UC and ''SEED''. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has Lalah and Sayla for Amuro (though she doesn't die, due to problems with her VA, she was dropped rather than recast), ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' has Beltorchika for Amuro (vanished) and Four and Rosamia for Kamille (dead due to enormous, as opposed to giant, robot), ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' has Puru and Puru two, whom both die due to enormous robot. ''SEED'' has Flay for Kira, who dies, and ''Destiny'' has Stella for Shinn, once more due to enormous robot. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has Carta Issue, dead due to enormous robot, except her case was a [[UriahGambit betrayal]] staged by [[KillTheOneYouLove none other than her love interest]].

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** It's more of a love/extremely close female friend dies mid-season to spurn the protagonist to greater heights, though almost exclusively in early UC and ''SEED''. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has Lalah and Sayla for Amuro (though she doesn't die, due to problems with her VA, she was dropped rather than recast), ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' has Beltorchika for Amuro (vanished) and Four and Rosamia for Kamille (dead due to enormous, as opposed to giant, robot), ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' has Puru and Puru two, whom both die due to enormous robot. ''SEED'' has Flay for Kira, who dies, and ''Destiny'' has Stella for Shinn, once more due to enormous robot. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has Carta Issue, dead due to enormous robot, except her case was a [[UriahGambit betrayal]] staged by [[KillTheOneYouLove [[KillTheOneYouLoved none other than her love interest]].
31st Mar '16 7:23:05 PM Mhazard
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** It's more of a love/extremely close female friend dies mid-season to spurn the protagonist to greater heights, though almost exclusively in early UC and ''SEED''. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has Lalah and Sayla for Amuro (though she doesn't die, due to problems with her VA, she was dropped rather than recast), ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' has Beltorchika for Amuro (vanished) and Four and Rosamia for Kamille (dead due to enormous, as opposed to giant, robot), ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' has Puru and Puru two, whom both die due to enormous robot. ''SEED'' has Flay for Kira, who dies, and ''Destiny'' has Stella for Shinn, once more due to enormous robot.

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** It's more of a love/extremely close female friend dies mid-season to spurn the protagonist to greater heights, though almost exclusively in early UC and ''SEED''. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'' has Lalah and Sayla for Amuro (though she doesn't die, due to problems with her VA, she was dropped rather than recast), ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' has Beltorchika for Amuro (vanished) and Four and Rosamia for Kamille (dead due to enormous, as opposed to giant, robot), ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' has Puru and Puru two, whom both die due to enormous robot. ''SEED'' has Flay for Kira, who dies, and ''Destiny'' has Stella for Shinn, once more due to enormous robot. ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has Carta Issue, dead due to enormous robot, except her case was a [[UriahGambit betrayal]] staged by [[KillTheOneYouLove none other than her love interest]].
31st Mar '16 2:23:20 PM ObsidianFire
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The reason for all this romance being cut short (besides [[SuperheroesStaySingle an authorial inclination for their heroes to stay single and available]]) is the fact that many villains just can't resist tormenting the hero however they can, particularly by [[FriendlyTarget going after friends, family and loved ones (and even the Team Pet!) of the hero]]. It's little wonder that many GenreSavvy {{Celibate Hero}}es (who have likely been through this multiple times) have an "ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies" speech handy.

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The reason for all this romance being cut short (besides [[SuperheroesStaySingle an authorial inclination for their heroes to stay single and available]]) is the fact that many villains just can't resist tormenting the hero however they can, particularly by [[FriendlyTarget going after friends, family and loved ones (and even the Team Pet!) of the hero]]. It's little wonder that many GenreSavvy {{Celibate Hero}}es (who have likely been through this multiple times) have an "ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies" speech handy.



** Maybe the reason Troi broke up with him and got back with Riker offscreen was a sudden case of GenreSavvy?

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** Maybe the reason Troi broke up with him and got back with Riker offscreen was a sudden case of GenreSavvy?because she was smart?
19th Mar '16 8:09:09 AM Hossmeister
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14th Mar '16 9:28:33 PM Psyga315
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** [[TheHero Heroine]] Emma isn't doing much better. So far, out of five potential love interests three have been killed (with one revived [[NoYay as a child]]), and another turned out to be a monster in disguise sent after her. All that dying has left her so emotionally scarred that she almost pushes away her final LoveInterest, Hook, out of terror that she's going to lose him too. [[spoiler:[[DiedInYourArmsTonight And]] [[YankTheDogsChain she]] [[TearJerker does]].]]

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** [[TheHero Heroine]] Emma isn't doing much better. So far, out of five potential love interests three have been killed (with one revived [[NoYay as a child]]), and another turned out to be a monster in disguise sent after her.her before ''he'' [[DisneyVillainDeath seemingly dies]]. All that dying has left her so emotionally scarred that she almost pushes away her final LoveInterest, Hook, out of terror that she's going to lose him too. [[spoiler:[[DiedInYourArmsTonight And]] [[YankTheDogsChain she]] [[TearJerker does]]. [[MirrorUniverse Twice]].]]
13th Mar '16 9:19:17 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Don't fall in love with Creator/JohnWayne, or let him fall in love with you. You can be his friend, his surrogate daughter, or his friendly antagonist. You can even fall in love with his friends. But if you fall in love with The Duke himself, your chances of death are upped considerably. Your chances only improve if 1. You and the Duke are an estranged couple, looking for a reconciliation, 2. You're played by Maureen O'Hara, or 3. You marry another character, thus giving the Duke something else to angst about.

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* Don't fall in love with Creator/JohnWayne, or let him fall in love with you. You can be his friend, his surrogate daughter, or his friendly antagonist. You can even fall in love with one of his friends. But if you fall in love with The Duke himself, your chances of death are upped considerably. Your chances only improve if 1. You and the Duke are an estranged couple, looking for a reconciliation, 2. You're played by Maureen O'Hara, or 3. You marry another character, thus giving the Duke something else to angst about.
12th Mar '16 4:49:35 AM StFan
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* Referenced in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/1994-07-25/ this]] ''ComicStrip/{{Dilbert}}'' strip.
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* ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'' is the TropeNamer. Ben Cartwright, the patriarch of the Cartwright family, has three sons from three different women. One of his wives died in childbirth, another died after falling from a horse, while the other one was killed in an Indian attack. Each Cartwright man has a string of girlfriends over 14 seasons, many of whom do not survive the experience. The worst man to flirt with, statistically, was the youngest, Little Joe Cartwright: over 14 seasons, he had 39 girlfriends, 25.6% of whom died. His girlfriend mortality rate became so legendary that other TV shows started to lampshade it. (For example, on Happy Days, Mrs. Cunningham refuses to watch any episode where Little Joe gets engaged, simply because "that girl is headed straight for Boot Hill!")

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* ''{{Series/Bonanza}}'' ''Series/{{Bonanza}}'' is the TropeNamer. Ben Cartwright, the patriarch of the Cartwright family, has three sons from three different women. One of his wives died in childbirth, another died after falling from a horse, while the other one was killed in an Indian attack. Each Cartwright man has a string of girlfriends over 14 seasons, many of whom do not survive the experience. The worst man to flirt with, statistically, was the youngest, Little Joe Cartwright: over 14 seasons, he had 39 girlfriends, 25.6% of whom died. His girlfriend mortality rate became so legendary that other TV shows started to lampshade it. (For example, on Happy Days, Mrs. Cunningham refuses to watch any episode where Little Joe gets engaged, simply because "that girl is headed straight for Boot Hill!")



* While far too early to tell, this may be an affliction of a certain female crime fighter - terrorist in the newest ''[[{{V-2009}} V]]'' TV series.

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* While far too early to tell, this may be an affliction of a certain female crime fighter - terrorist crime-fighter/terrorist in the newest ''[[{{V-2009}} V]]'' ''Series/{{V|2009}}'' TV series.



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* Referenced in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/1994-07-25/ this]] ''{{ComicStrip/Dilbert}}'' strip.

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* Referenced In ''Literature/TheBible'' (well, the Book of Tobit, which is in [[http://www.dilbert.com/strips/comic/1994-07-25/ this]] ''{{ComicStrip/Dilbert}}'' strip.some Bibles) a woman named Sarah has a bad case of this--she is married seven times, but each groom dies before the marriage can be consummated. It turns out [[HornyDevils a demon named Asmodeus is in lust with her]], [[MurderTheHypotenuse and killing all his competition]]; the hero [[KissingCousins and her cousin]], Tobit, marries her and is able to drive the demon away following instructions from the [[GodInHumanForm disguised]] Archangel Raphael. He survives the wedding night while Raphael definitely seals Asmodeus away, and he and Sarah live happily from then on.
** In another example, from the ''Literature/BookOfGenesis'', a woman named Tamar is married to Er, but he dies without leaving any heirs, so she is married off to his younger brother Onan: common practice among many ancient Middle Eastern peoples--including, historically, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yibbum the Hebrews]]--known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levirate_marriage levirate marriage]]. The first child of a levirate marriage is considered to be the child and heir of the deceased first brother. Onan doesn't want to father children on someone else's behalf, so he uses coitus interruptus, which [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin his death is attributed to]]. Their father Judah, has one young son named Shelah left, and fears for Shelah's life since he believes Tamar to be cursed; Judah tells her that he'll give Shelah to her when the boy grows up... but when Shelah grows up, he is ''not'' married off to Tamar as promised, so she impersonates a shrine prostitute and sleeps with Judah so she can get pregnant and continue the bloodline, with the precaution of taking some of Judah's belonging as "payment" -- which she shows to Judah before explaining herself. Judah realises [[WomenAreWiser Tamar is in the right]] and accepts responsability, with Tamar's twin kids being aknowledged as part of the family.



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* In ''Literature/TheBible'' (well, the Book of Tobit, which is in some Bibles) a woman named Sarah has a bad case of this--she is married seven times, but each groom dies before the marriage can be consummated. It turns out [[HornyDevils a demon named Asmodeus is in lust with her]], [[MurderTheHypotenuse and killing all his competition]]; the hero [[KissingCousins and her cousin]], Tobit, marries her and is able to drive the demon away following instructions from the [[GodInHumanForm disguised]] Archangel Raphael. He survives the wedding night while Raphael definitely seals Asmodeus away, and he and Sarah live happily from then on.
** In another example, from the ''Literature/BookOfGenesis'', a woman named Tamar is married to Er, but he dies without leaving any heirs, so she is married off to his younger brother Onan: common practice among many ancient Middle Eastern peoples--including, historically, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yibbum the Hebrews]]--known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levirate_marriage levirate marriage]]. The first child of a levirate marriage is considered to be the child and heir of the deceased first brother. Onan doesn't want to father children on someone else's behalf, so he uses coitus interruptus, which [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin his death is attributed to]]. Their father Judah, has one young son named Shelah left, and fears for Shelah's life since he believes Tamar to be cursed; Judah tells her that he'll give Shelah to her when the boy grows up... but when Shelah grows up, he is ''not'' married off to Tamar as promised, so she impersonates a shrine prostitute and sleeps with Judah so she can get pregnant and continue the bloodline, with the precaution of taking some of Judah's belonging as "payment" -- which she shows to Judah before explaining herself. Judah realises [[WomenAreWiser Tamar is in the right]] and accepts responsability, with Tamar's twin kids being aknowledged as part of the family.

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* In ''Literature/TheBible'' (well, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dur7gLv0te4 "All the men in my life keep getting killed by Candarian demons!"]] from ''Theatre/EvilDeadTheMusical''.
* ''Tobias and the Angel'', based on the story from
the Book of Tobit, which Tobit (above) is in some Bibles) a woman named Sarah has a bad case of this--she is married seven times, but each groom dies before the marriage can be consummated. It turns out [[HornyDevils a demon named Asmodeus is in lust with her]], [[MurderTheHypotenuse and killing all his competition]]; the hero [[KissingCousins and her cousin]], Tobit, marries her and is able to drive the demon away following instructions from the [[GodInHumanForm disguised]] Archangel Raphael. He survives the wedding night while Raphael definitely seals Asmodeus away, and he and Sarah live happily from then on.
** In another example, from the ''Literature/BookOfGenesis'', a woman named Tamar is married to Er, but he dies without leaving any heirs, so she is married off to his younger brother Onan: common practice among many ancient Middle Eastern peoples--including, historically, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yibbum the Hebrews]]--known as [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Levirate_marriage levirate marriage]]. The first child
source of a levirate marriage is considered to be the child and heir of the deceased first brother. Onan doesn't want to father children on someone else's behalf, so he uses coitus interruptus, which [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin his death is attributed to]]. Their father Judah, has one young son named Shelah left, and fears for Shelah's life since he believes Tamar to be cursed; Judah tells her that he'll give Shelah to her when the boy grows up... but when Shelah grows up, he is ''not'' married off to Tamar as promised, so she impersonates a shrine prostitute and sleeps with Judah so she can get pregnant and continue the bloodline, with the precaution of taking some of Judah's belonging as "payment" -- which she shows to Judah before explaining herself. Judah realises [[WomenAreWiser Tamar is in the right]] and accepts responsability, with Tamar's twin kids being aknowledged as part of the family.an opera by Jonathan Dove.



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* In "Roleplay/DoubtAcademy', Misaki Watanabe has lost two boyfriends [[spoiler: Jack Myōji and Kuu Fukubaka]] to Monobear's killing game.
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dur7gLv0te4 "All the men in my life keep getting killed by Candarian demons!"]] from ''Theatre/EvilDeadTheMusical''.
* ''Tobias and the Angel'', based on the story from the Book of Tobit (above) is the source of an opera by Jonathan Dove.
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', it's suggested by some of Ruby and Yang's comments that their father Taiyang is quite protective of them. His first wife, Raven Branwen, Yang's mother, went missing for unknown reasons, and his second wife, Summer Rose, Ruby's mother, passed away. Of course he's protective of his daughters, as they're all he has left of them. A pretty tragic {{Deconstruction}} of PapaWolf, all things considered.
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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', it's suggested by some of Ruby and Yang's comments that their father Taiyang is quite protective of them. His first wife, Raven Branwen, Yang's mother, went missing for unknown reasons, and his second wife, Summer Rose, Ruby's mother, passed away. Of course he's protective of his daughters, as they're all he has left of them. A pretty tragic {{Deconstruction}} of PapaWolf, all things considered.

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* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', it's suggested by some of Ruby "Roleplay/DoubtAcademy', Misaki Watanabe has lost two boyfriends [[spoiler: Jack Myōji and Yang's comments that their father Taiyang is quite protective of them. His first wife, Raven Branwen, Yang's mother, went missing for unknown reasons, and his second wife, Summer Rose, Ruby's mother, passed away. Of course he's protective of his daughters, as they're all he has left of them. A pretty tragic {{Deconstruction}} of PapaWolf, all things considered.Kuu Fukubaka]] to Monobear's killing game.
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