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25th Jun '16 4:58:07 AM Bissek
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* This happens a lot in ''Series/AgentsOfShield''. As of the end of Season 3:
** Skye/Daisy: First love interest compromised a classified data feed to a HYDRA subsidiary, and got dumped and abandoned thousands of miles from his actual home. Second love interest turned out to be a HYDRA mole, who caused problems for the team for a good season and a half after being exposed before he was killed. And then his corpse was taken over by an ancient Inhuman boogieman, who would continue causing problems for another half a season. Third love interest made a HeroicSacrifice to kill said boogieman.
** May: Had Skye's love interest #2 as a casual lover until he was exposed as a traitor. Second love interest was her ex-husband, who she was trying to reconciliate with when he got turned into an extremely violent Inhuman, who was killed by one of the henchmen of the previously mentioned Inhuman boogieman.
** Coulson: Had to leave first love interest after his death in the movies. Second love interest was sniped by Skye's love interest #2.
** Simmons: First love interest was killed by the Inhuman boogieman (Most of these love interest deaths trace back to Ward and/or Hive. Maybe now that they're both dead the team will have better luck?). The second is Fitz (After nearly three entire seasons of ShipTease), which appears stable... for now.
6th Jun '16 3:42:11 PM Bissek
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** Actually fits Ziva of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' just as well or better - Langer, who she's implied to be in a relationship with, is shot by her coworker Lee, the man she falls in love with dies of radiation poisoning, and her serious boyfriend Michael is shot by her coworker and love interest Tony. So far, her relationships are lucky to last out an episode. Her longest lasting boyfriend, Ray, went on and off for a couple seasons before he proposed to her. Then she arrested him for murder.
** Agent [=McGee=] is also an excellent fit, as (with the exception of Abby) anyone he's even shown an interest in either dies or turns out to be the murderer-of-the-week. The cute computer programmer he flirts with for half an episode is strangled right in front of him. A Petty Officer he had a thing for in training turns out to be a lesbian AND is the episode's killer to boot. A cute girl he picks up in a coffee shop ends up being a foreign national who holds him at gunpoint for information and is shot seconds later. His most recent girlfriend was caught in a terrorist bombing, lost the ability to walk, and then took a transfer to Dubai.

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** Actually fits Ziva of ''Series/{{NCIS}}'' just as well or better - Langer, who she's implied to be in a relationship with, is shot by her coworker Lee, the man she falls in love with dies of radiation poisoning, and her serious boyfriend Michael is shot by her coworker and love interest Tony. So far, her relationships are lucky to last out an episode. Her longest lasting boyfriend, Ray, went on and off for a couple seasons before he proposed to her. Then she arrested him for murder.
murder. Her final relationship was a one-night stand with Tony, [[spoiler:which resulted in a child, which [=DiNozzo=] didn't learn about until her house was blown up with her in it, leaving Tony to raise their one-year old daughter.]]
** Agent [=McGee=] is also an excellent fit, as (with the exception of Abby) anyone he's even shown an interest in either dies or turns out to be the murderer-of-the-week. The cute computer programmer he flirts with for half an episode is strangled right in front of him. A Petty Officer he had a thing for in training turns out to be a lesbian AND is the episode's killer to boot. A cute girl he picks up in a coffee shop ends up being a foreign national who holds him at gunpoint for information and is shot seconds later. His most recent girlfriend was caught in a terrorist bombing, lost the ability to walk, and then took a transfer to Dubai. She eventually moved back, and Tim's actively considering proposing to her, so he might be escaping the curse.
30th May '16 7:59:54 AM JoieDeCombat
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* On ''Series/TheMusketeers'', Aramis falls into this trope. Adele, the Cardinal's mistress, ends up being shot to death on the cardinal's orders in the pilot episode (although Aramis doesn't find this out until the next season). His FirstLove, Isabel, who he was almost forced to marry in a ShotgunWedding, ends up TakingTheVeil. He runs into her again in season 1 only for her to die shortly after. In the season 2 premiere he worries that this fate will befall the Queen.


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* On ''Series/TheMusketeers'', Aramis falls into this trope. Adele, the Cardinal's mistress, ends up being shot to death on the cardinal's orders in the pilot episode (although Aramis doesn't find this out until the next season). His FirstLove, Isabel, who he was almost forced to marry in a ShotgunWedding, ends up TakingTheVeil. He runs into her again in season 1 only for her to die shortly after. In the season 2 premiere he worries that this fate will befall the Queen.
21st May '16 8:12:15 AM nighttrainfm
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* PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. During the quest "Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts", the player can overhear a dowager detail the deaths of ''nine'' different husbands, each death more ridiculous than the last. At least a few are so out-there, you have to wonder if she's a BlackWidow.



* PlayedForLaughs in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''. During the quest "Wicked Eyes and Wicked Hearts", the player can overhear a dowager detail the deaths of ''nine'' different husbands, each death more ridiculous than the last.
7th May '16 2:13:21 PM nombretomado
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* Neal Caffrey of WhiteCollar is one woman named Sarah away from having the full-on curse.
* Rose from ''TheGoldenGirls''. For a long time it was a painful and embarrassing secret for her that her husband, Charlie, died of a heart attack while they were making love. This kept her from getting intimate with another man for nearly two decades afterwards, until she finally is able to move on early in the series. Then, in a later episode, she brings a new boyfriend home and he also dies in bed with her (and turns out to have been married as well).

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* Neal Caffrey of WhiteCollar ''Series/WhiteCollar'' is one woman named Sarah away from having the full-on curse.
* Rose from ''TheGoldenGirls''.''Series/TheGoldenGirls''. For a long time it was a painful and embarrassing secret for her that her husband, Charlie, died of a heart attack while they were making love. This kept her from getting intimate with another man for nearly two decades afterwards, until she finally is able to move on early in the series. Then, in a later episode, she brings a new boyfriend home and he also dies in bed with her (and turns out to have been married as well).
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]].
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