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12th Aug '17 9:21:21 PM H2SO4
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* Everytime WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack tries to get a love interest, it ends so badly because Aku always gets involved. First, he meets a lady named Ikra who accompanies him to get the episode's MacGuffin, and Jack sympathizes with her because of her story about how Aku ravaged her home town. Then, she turns out to be Aku and destroys the MacGuffin. Finally, [[spoiler:he falls in love with a female assassin named Ashi in the final season. Then, we find out she's Aku's ''daughter'', and he forces her to betray Jack. She does regain control and Jack finally makes it back with her to the past to destroy Aku. The real kicker? Because Jack killed Aku in the past, Ashi cannot exist and tragically disappears]].
17th Jul '17 4:33:22 PM crazysamaritan
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** "Death in Heaven": After Osgood shows a new preference for [[BowtiesAreCool bowties]] and manages to quickly figure out something the Doctor himself missed, he (not in so many words) offers her a spot in the TARDIS. Unfortunately, he does this within the earshot of Missy/Master. This might be one of the reasons she chooses to kill Osgood after breaking free.

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** "Death in Heaven": After Osgood shows a new preference for [[BowtiesAreCool bowties]] bowties and manages to quickly figure out something the Doctor himself missed, he (not in so many words) offers her a spot in the TARDIS. Unfortunately, he does this within the earshot of Missy/Master. This might be one of the reasons she chooses to kill Osgood after breaking free.
16th Jul '17 8:34:19 PM Clockwork_Lemon
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** One wonders why Toph seemed to have an unrequited crush on him at times. I mean, you'd have to be ''blind'' not to se-... Oh, right. Sorry.



*** Given none of them lose more than one, that's more like "man, this setting with all its war and attempted genocide has a high mortality rate!"
** Zuko, on the other hand, has something like three {{Love Interest}}s, although only one of them's at all serious, and they're all fine, although he stole Song's ostrich-horse and got Mai sent to prison.
16th Jul '17 3:21:15 PM Maddoxsort
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Compare HerHeartWillGoOn, a variation where the love interest is killed off to show how strong and empowered a female protagonist is. Expect the CrusadingWidower to have new potential love interests die to not distract them from their vengeance.

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Compare HerHeartWillGoOn, a variation where the love interest is killed off to show how strong and empowered a female protagonist is. Expect the CrusadingWidower to have new potential love interests die to not distract them from their vengeance.
vengeance, or grow disgusted with the edgy nature of the character and ultimately be turned off of him.


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* Used as an ''actual'' curse to devastating effect in ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins.'' [[spoiler:Meliodas and Elizabeth were punished for bringing the warring Demon and Goddess races together through their forbidden love by the rulers of both races, and cursed for their efforts. Melidos is cursed with "Eternal Life", where [[TheAgeless he no longer ages]], and every time he dies, he will and come back to life, but [[TheCorruption lose a little more of his benevolence each time this happens]]. Elizabeth is cursed with "Perpetual Reincarnation", where she will come back to life in a new body [[LaserGuidedAmnesia with no memory of her past lives]]. However, she is bound by fate to always fall in love with Meliodas and eventually regain her memories, but once that happens and her memories fully resurface, in exactly three days, her life will be cut short by [[DeusAngstMachina something disastrous]], and the cycle will start all over again. '''3,000''' years have gone by for Meliodas, and '''106''' different incarnations of Elizabeth have lived and died on him, with the current one born from Druids being #107. And Meliodas will feel inevitable heartbreak ad infinitum as long as the curses prevail. Worse, his sanity is on the decline from the instances where he's been killed, and at the last time one of the Elizabeths died, he snapped from all the repeated losses and wiped out an entire kingdom in one massive outburst of rage, leading to his self-imposed branding as the Sin of Wrath.]]
16th Jul '17 3:08:47 PM Maddoxsort
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Perhaps the greatest reason why heroes never find lasting love is because having a loved one around will smooth down their rough edges that make them such a hit with the crowd, and BadassDecay gradually- [[TropesAreNotBad though not always]]- sets in. Some authors would rather leave a character to deal with their struggles on their own to show how hardened they are, rather than using love to deal with these issues because they have a sweetheart to go to that can make it all better. However, if the character is enhanced by the presence of their beloved, the opposite can happen, where they really are HappilyMarried, usually after a [[WillTheyOrWontThey drawn out period of toying with the idea]], and the two go on to have children who have their own challenges ahead of them, thus breaking the curse.

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Perhaps the greatest reason why heroes never find lasting love is because having a loved one around will smooth down their rough edges that make them such a hit with the crowd, and BadassDecay character decay gradually- [[TropesAreNotBad though not always]]- sets in. Some authors would rather leave a character to deal with their struggles on their own to show how hardened they are, rather than using love to deal with these issues because they have a sweetheart to go to that can make it all better. However, if the character is enhanced by the presence of their beloved, the opposite can happen, where they really are HappilyMarried, usually after a [[WillTheyOrWontThey drawn out period of toying with the idea]], and the two go on to have children who have their own challenges ahead of them, thus breaking the curse.
16th Jul '17 3:06:49 PM Maddoxsort
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Perhaps the greatest reason why heroes never find lasting love is because having a loved one around will smooth down their rough edges that make them such a hit with the crowd, and BadassDecay inevitably- [[TropesAreNotBad though not always]]- sets in. Some authors would rather leave a character to deal with their struggles on their own to show how hardened they are, rather than using love to deal with these issues because they have a sweetheart to go to that can make it all better. However, if the character is enhanced by the presence of their beloved, the opposite can happen, where they really are HappilyMarried, usually after a [[WillTheyOrWontThey drawn out period of toying with the idea]], and the two go on to have children who have their own challenges ahead of them, thus breaking the curse.

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Perhaps the greatest reason why heroes never find lasting love is because having a loved one around will smooth down their rough edges that make them such a hit with the crowd, and BadassDecay inevitably- gradually- [[TropesAreNotBad though not always]]- sets in. Some authors would rather leave a character to deal with their struggles on their own to show how hardened they are, rather than using love to deal with these issues because they have a sweetheart to go to that can make it all better. However, if the character is enhanced by the presence of their beloved, the opposite can happen, where they really are HappilyMarried, usually after a [[WillTheyOrWontThey drawn out period of toying with the idea]], and the two go on to have children who have their own challenges ahead of them, thus breaking the curse.
16th Jul '17 3:06:22 PM Maddoxsort
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Perhaps the greatest reason why heroes never find lasting love is because having a loved one around will smooth down their rough edges that make them such a hit with the crowd, and BadassDecay inevitably- [[TropesAreNotBad though not always]]- sets in. Some authors would rather leave a character to deal with their struggles on their own to show how hardened they are, rather than using love to deal with these issues because they have a sweetheart to go to that can make it all better. However, if the character is enhanced by the presence of their beloved, the opposite can happen, where they really are HappilyMarried, usually after a [[WillTheyOrWontThey drawn out period of toying with the idea]], and the two go on to have children who have their own challenges ahead of them, thus breaking the curse.
10th Jun '17 2:17:27 PM nombretomado
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* [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Kyle Rayner]]. His first girlfriend, Alexandra [=DeWitt=], was the TropeNamer of StuffedInTheFridge (as well as WomenInRefrigerators). His other two superhero girlfriends also died not long after each other (though they both [[BackFromTheDead got better]]). And what happened to the boy who had a crush on him... Or the girl who he had a one-night stand with who committed suicide.

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* [[ComicBook/GreenLantern Kyle Rayner]]. His first girlfriend, Alexandra [=DeWitt=], was the TropeNamer of StuffedInTheFridge (as well as WomenInRefrigerators).Website/WomenInRefrigerators). His other two superhero girlfriends also died not long after each other (though they both [[BackFromTheDead got better]]). And what happened to the boy who had a crush on him... Or the girl who he had a one-night stand with who committed suicide.
7th Jun '17 5:53:33 AM DarkPhoenix94
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*** To be fair, Madame de Pompadour is a real historical figure and her death is probably a fixed point in time, so her death was inevitable. The fact that every time the doctor visited, several years had passed, set him up for this disappointment even if he didn't realise it.

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*** To be fair, Madame de Pompadour is a real historical figure and her death is probably a fixed point in time, so her death was inevitable. The fact that every time the doctor Doctor visited, several years had passed, set him up for this disappointment even if he didn't realise it.



** As a general rule of thumb, if the Doctor offers to let someone travel with him at any time before the very end of the episode, that person has an excellent chance of being dead before he or she gets a chance to set foot on the [=TARDIS=] (see Lynda, Astrid, Jenny, Reinette, etc.). This rule doesn't apply if he makes the same offer just before the credits roll.

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** As a general rule of thumb, if the Doctor offers to let someone travel with him at any time before the very end of the episode, that person has an excellent chance of being dead before he or she gets a chance to set foot on the [=TARDIS=] (see Lynda, Astrid, Jenny, Reinette, etc.). This rule doesn't apply if he makes the same offer just before the credits roll. [[DeadpanSnarker Rory]] later notes this, remarking to Amy, "Whenever the Doctor gets matey with someone, I get the urge to inform their next of kin."
14th May '17 1:51:39 AM Dravencour
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* Characters who bear the [[TarotMotifs Magician Arcana]] in the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series are generally doomed to have short-lived romances. [[VideoGame/{{Persona3}} Junpei's]] love interest [[HeroicSacrifice canonically dies saving his life]] and [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Yosuke's]] is the second victim of a serial killer.

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* Characters who bear the [[TarotMotifs Magician Arcana]] in the ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series are generally doomed to have short-lived romances. [[VideoGame/{{Persona3}} Junpei's]] love interest [[HeroicSacrifice canonically dies saving his life]] and [[VideoGame/{{Persona4}} Yosuke's]] is the second victim of a serial killer.the SerialKiller that serves as the main villain.
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