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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.
10th May '17 5:13:46 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. 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.

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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. 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.daughter alone.]]
** 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, back and Tim's actively considering proposing to her, married him at the end of season 14, and they're expecting a child, so he might be escaping the curse.has hopes of escaping.



** Coulson: Had to leave first love interest after his death in the movies. Second love interest was sniped by Skye's love interest #2.

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** Coulson: Had to leave first love interest after his death (and offscreen resurrection) in the movies. Second love interest was sniped by Skye's love interest #2.
3rd May '17 11:33:44 AM DrOO7
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** And then there's Ellie Bishop, who in her three seasons has seen her [[HappilyMarried happy marriage]] go kaput thanks to her husband's infidelity and her new boyfriend/would-have-been fiance shot and killed.
27th Apr '17 10:34:46 AM FF32
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* Characters who bear the [[TarotMotifs Magician Arcana]] in the ''Franchise/{{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/{{Persona}}'' ''[[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.
20th Apr '17 9:17:46 AM infernape612
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* Ned Flanders from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' is a widower twice over: his first wife, Maude, was accidentally killed due to Homer's stupidity, and his second wife, Edna Krabappel, was KilledOffscreen after her voice actress passed away.
28th Mar '17 11:44:05 PM Dravencour
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* From ''Series/TwentyFour'', we have Jack Bauer. Let's go down the list: Teri died, Nina was TheMole, Kate dumped him, Claudia died, Audrey was made to believe ''Jack'' had died, Diane broke up with him when he got back together with Audrey, who was then tortured to insanity, and Renee bites it less than an hour after sleeping with Jack. Geez, this guy can't catch a break.

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* From ''Series/TwentyFour'', we have Jack Bauer. Let's go down the list: Teri died, Nina was TheMole, Kate dumped him, Claudia died, Audrey was made to believe ''Jack'' had died, Diane broke up with him when he got back together with Audrey, who was then tortured to insanity, and Renee bites it got sniped off less than an hour after sleeping with Jack. Geez, this guy can't catch a break.
29th Jan '17 6:46:58 AM nighttrainfm
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** "Forest of the Dead" puts a twist on it - thanks to time travel, he sees River die before their relationship has even started from his perspective. The pre-Library River is now a recurring character, meaning they both know a lot about the other's future that they can't divulge.

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** "Forest of the Dead" puts a twist on it - thanks to time travel, he sees River die before their relationship has even started from his perspective. The pre-Library River is now then becomes a recurring character, meaning they both know a lot about the other's future that they can't divulge.
24th Jan '17 10:17:13 PM HeyFella
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** Snake himself could potentially becomes the Cartwright Curse himself, he's essentially a Walking FOXDIE, who causes death on randomised targets.

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** Snake himself could potentially becomes become the Cartwright Curse himself, he's essentially a Walking FOXDIE, who causes death on randomised targets.
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