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14th Nov '17 9:14:09 AM nighttrainfm
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* Zevran from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. His previous love interest, Rinna, died. Plus the scores of romantic partners who either died or were murdered from his time in the Antivan Crows. You can also romance him as a Warden who commits a HeroicSacrifice at the end of the game, meaning that every significant lover he's ever had is dead.
* 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.

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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Zevran from ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''. His previous love interest, Rinna, died. Plus the scores of romantic partners who either died or were murdered from his time in the Antivan Crows. You can also romance him as a Warden who commits a HeroicSacrifice at the end of the game, meaning that every significant lover he's ever had is dead.
* ** 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.
9th Oct '17 4:42:06 PM darkemyst
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** Eventually Zoe came to the realization that not only was Torg in love with her, she loved him back! Which directly resulted in Oasis using pyrokinetic powers and almost killing her. She spent some life support. She was completely restored, except for the memory of the day in which she realized that she and Torg were in love and ended up getting incinerated by Oasis.

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** Eventually Zoe came to the realization that not only was Torg in love with her, she loved him back! Which directly resulted in Oasis using pyrokinetic powers and almost killing her. She spent some time on life support. She was completely restored, except for the memory of the day in which she realized that she and Torg were in love and ended up getting incinerated by Oasis.Oasis.
* In ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' all of Menulis' early dating attempts end with the death of his date during their first date. Luckily his eventual girlfriend is functionally immortal.
6th Oct '17 1:38:34 PM Monsund
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* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon]]'' has the in-universe legend of Artemis' Curse - whenever a hero takes up the eponymous Fire Emblem to save the world, he or she is doomed to never be with his or her true love. This goes even worse for the direct descendants of the Archanean royal family, who are cursed to forever live lives of tragedy and doomed relationships due to the founder of Archanea being a thief who stole the Fire Emblem from its sacred temple and sold its pieces to fund his rebellion against the Dolhrian Empire. [[spoiler: Until ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', that is: once the BadFuture is stopped, Chrom (already HappilyMarried by that point), his little sister Lissa, his daughter Lucina and any other potential children fathered/mothered by them can have much happier love lives.]]

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* ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon]]'' has the in-universe legend of Artemis' Curse - whenever a hero takes up the eponymous Fire Emblem to save the world, he or she is doomed to never be with his or her true love. This goes even worse for the direct descendants of the Archanean royal family, who are cursed to forever live lives of tragedy and doomed relationships due to the founder of Archanea being a thief who stole the Fire Emblem from its sacred temple and sold its pieces to fund his rebellion against the Dolhrian Empire. [[spoiler: Until ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', that is: once the BadFuture is stopped, Chrom (already HappilyMarried by that point), his little sister Lissa, his daughter Lucina and any other potential children fathered/mothered by them can have much happier love lives.]]
1st Oct '17 3:49:57 PM nighttrainfm
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** "Death in Heaven": After Osgood shows a new preference for 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 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.Missy / the Master. This might be one of the reasons she chooses to kill Osgood after breaking free.
1st Oct '17 3:49:47 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': It happened several times to The Doctor, especially his [[ChickMagnet Eighth]] and [[ChickMagnet Tenth]] [[TheNthDoctor incarnations]]:

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': It happened several times This frequently happens to The the Doctor, especially his the [[ChickMagnet Eighth]] and [[ChickMagnet Tenth]] [[TheNthDoctor incarnations]]:



** 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."

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** As a general rule of thumb, if the Doctor offers to let someone travel with him them at any time before the very end of the episode, that person has an excellent chance of being dead before he or she gets they have 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 is made 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."
27th Sep '17 10:22:21 PM Kadorhal
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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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* In "Roleplay/DoubtAcademy', ''Roleplay/DoubtAcademy'', Misaki Watanabe has lost two boyfriends [[spoiler: Jack Myōji and Kuu Fukubaka]] to Monobear's killing game.


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* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' takes this to ridiculous, parodying lengths in "Paris and Nicole's Prison Break". Nicole Richie deliberately gets herself incarcerated so she can spring Creator/ParisHilton out, the duo undertaking a plan that involves [[TheSchlubPubSeductionDeduction seducing a guard]] to poison him, steal his keys and escape. Not five seconds after the two have sex with a guard, he falls over as his flesh burns off of his skeleton... and then Nicole realizes she forgot to give him the poison. Turns out that just happens to people Paris sleeps with.
-->'''Nicole:''' You should ''really'' see a gynecologist.
23rd Sep '17 7:59:02 AM PrincessGwen
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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- [[Literature/JediApprentice Cerasi]], [[Literature/JediQuest Siri Tachi]], [[Literature/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.

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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- [[Literature/JediApprentice Cerasi]], [[Literature/JediQuest Siri Tachi]], [[Literature/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 Skywalker's loves (Mara Jade, Calista, Callista, Shire Brie/Lumina etc..) also falls fall under this trope.



** Lon'qu from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' deconstructs this. His first friend was a young girl his age, Ke'ri, who was killed by bandits (and apparently in an HeroicSacrifice to save ''him'') while he couldn't do anything to rescue her, becoming his [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]]. As a result, he started to believe he suffered from this trope, to the point where he developed gynophobia: he does '''not''' hate anyone of the opposite gender per se, and he leaves it very clear whenever he's asked about it, but [[CannotTalkToWomen cannot bring himself to get close to them]] out of the deep fear that he will get them killed. The only girls he'll approach without much trouble will be either his girlfriend/wife (who generally have to be VERY persistent towards him) and a prospect daughter fathered by him.

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** Lon'qu from ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'' deconstructs this. His first friend was a young girl his age, Ke'ri, who was killed by bandits (and apparently in an a HeroicSacrifice to save ''him'') while he couldn't do anything to rescue her, becoming his [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]]. As a result, he started to believe he suffered from this trope, to the point where he developed gynophobia: he does '''not''' hate anyone of the opposite gender per se, and he leaves it very clear whenever he's asked about it, but [[CannotTalkToWomen cannot bring himself to get close to them]] out of the deep fear that he will get them killed. The only girls he'll approach without much trouble will be either his girlfriend/wife (who generally have to be VERY persistent towards him) and a prospect daughter fathered by him.
19th Sep '17 2:09:55 AM Robbyn
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* ''Manga/BlackJack'' seems to have this problem: all the women he loves either die, are already spoken for or, in one case, change their identity to male after a complete hysterectomy.
* Lelouch from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has three love interests (the main ones, at least; there are many more). Shirley dies and Kallen tries to kill him. In the end, though, it doesn't matter, because he can't be with any of them anyway. Also Nunnally and Euphemia, who were both childhood crushes [[BrotherSisterIncest despite being his sisters.]] He caused the death of Euphemia and the apparent death of Nunnally. '''If''' one counts the HoYay Lelouch has with two guys in the series, it's not much better: Rolo is the one who kills Shirley, had plans to off Nunnally ''and'' ends up pulling a HeroicSacrifice for Lelouch, and for all effects Suzaku has secretly assumed the identity of Zero by the end of the series... while everyone else believes he ''is'' dead.
* Miwako Sato from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' believes herself to have this curse because her [[TheLostLenore tragic]] FirstLove Jinpei Matsuda died at the hands of a MadBomber and her prospect SecondLove Wataru Takagi almost dies at least twice, [[ItsnotYouitsMe prompting her to try breaking off with the second]] [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim so he won't be harmed.]] After Matsuda's murder is resolved and Takagi stops Sato from killing the murderer, she works past her issues and stops thinking of herself as "cursed"; the other times [[ActionSurvivor Takagi]] is about to die in the line of duty, this trope doesn't come up.
* ''Anime/DevilHunterYohko'': Yohko had a hard enough time asking guys out to begin with. But, after becoming the next Devil Hunter in [[BadassFamily the Mano Family]] line, anyone she takes a romantic interest in either dies, or ends up possessed by demonkind, [[PragmaticVillainy to ensure she never has children, so she won't be able to continue the bloodline.]]



* Almost any woman who falls in love with a Gundam pilot is doomed to die. Averted with Lacus and Cagalli from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' and Lunamaria and Meyrin from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' but played straight with Fllay and Stella. Also largely avoided in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''.
** Also avoided in ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''.
** 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 [[KillTheOnesYouLove none other than her love interest]].
** Turns out it's not limited to women either, as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Bernard Wiseman]] found out.
** Nor is it even limited to protagonists either, as two of the examples above involve antagonists: Carta Issue and her love interest are both antagonists, while Lalah is simultaneously this for both protagonist Amuro AND antagonist Char.
** Then there's [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Jerid]], to whom this happens ''at least twice in the same series''.



* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' had the female version of this. Shortly after Yoko Littner and Kamina kiss, promising to begin their relationship after the upcoming battle... Kamina dies. In fact, ''both'' characters who kiss Yoko die shortly thereafter, though in fairness the second one (Kittan) went on a suicide mission knowing he'd die (Well there is a reason why she is nicknamed [[FanNickname Doombitch]]...)
** Averted in the HighSchoolAU, where Kamina is spared even after he kisses Yoko.
** Curiously, the same thing happens to Simon as Nia fades away right when he marries and kisses her, but Simon doesn't a get a nickname since it happened once.

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* ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' Masaru Katou from ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' has really bad luck with women, as in all the girls that show interest in him tend to die. Might be why he prefers to cultivate his TrueCompanions, particularly his bonds with his best friend.
* Shu Ouma from ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'', both of his love interests wounded up dead via HeroicSacrifice. While he
had the female version of this. Shortly after Yoko Littner and Kamina kiss, promising to begin their relationship after the upcoming battle... Kamina dies. In fact, ''both'' characters who kiss Yoko die shortly thereafter, three though in fairness the second one (Kittan) went on a suicide mission knowing he'd die (Well there is a reason why third was rather ambiguous and she survived at the end.
* Almost any woman who falls in love with a Franchise/{{Gundam}} pilot
is nicknamed [[FanNickname Doombitch]]...)
doomed to die.
** Averted with Lacus and Cagalli from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED'' and Lunamaria and Meyrin from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' but played straight with Fllay and Stella.
** Also largely avoided
in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing'' and ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''.
** It's more of a love/extremely close female friend dies mid-season to spurn
the HighSchoolAU, where Kamina is spared even after he kisses Yoko.
** Curiously, the same thing happens
protagonist to Simon as Nia fades away right when he marries greater heights, though almost exclusively in early UC and kisses her, but Simon ''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 [[KillTheOnesYouLove none other than her love interest]].
** Turns out it's not limited to women either, as [[Anime/MobileSuitGundam0080WarInThePocket Bernard Wiseman]] found out.
** Nor is it even limited to protagonists either, as two of the examples above involve antagonists: Carta Issue and her love interest are both antagonists, while Lalah is simultaneously this for both protagonist Amuro AND antagonist Char.
** Then there's [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Jerid]], to whom this happens ''at least twice in the same series''.
* ''Characters/LupinIII'': Given that the lack of continuity for this series/franchise means that ''none'' of the characters ever have a long term relationship, all five characters qualify. In this series, LoveInterest means potential corpse. The only exception is Fujiko and Lupin's relationship. This curse is probably the reason Lupin will never get what he wants from her, though.
** Jigen stands out from the group as having the highest body count of dead lovers. Not just PutOnABus, they're likely to
get a nickname since it happened once.[[DeathIsDramatic dramatic death scene]]. Yet another reason to be a HeManWomanHater.
* Only one of Anime/{{Madlax}}'s love interests or would-be love interests is still alive at the end of the series. Apart from the survivor, only one of them was still alive at the end of the episode he/she was introduced in. Two of them died shortly after Madlax agreed to go on a date with them, but before the date could actually happen.



* ''Anime/DevilHunterYohko'': Yohko had a hard enough time asking guys out to begin with. But, after becoming the next Devil Hunter in [[BadassFamily the Mano Family]] line, anyone she takes a romantic interest in either dies, or ends up possessed by demonkind, [[PragmaticVillainy to ensure she never has children, so she won't be able to continue the bloodline.]]
* ''Manga/BlackJack'' seems to have this problem: all the women he loves either die, are already spoken for or, in one case, change their identity to male after a complete hysterectomy.

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* ''Anime/DevilHunterYohko'': Yohko had a hard enough time asking guys out In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Anyone who genuinely falls in love with Usagi of tends
to begin with. But, after becoming die a lot. Mamoru/Endymion how many times now (though he always gets better). Prince Diamond/Dimande/Demand. And even Seiya is killed in the next Devil Hunter in [[BadassFamily [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]]... Seems the Mano Family]] line, anyone she takes a romantic interest in either dies, or ends up possessed by demonkind, [[PragmaticVillainy to ensure she never has children, so she won't be able to continue only person who ever got spared for liking Usagi even the bloodline.]]
* ''Manga/BlackJack''
slightest bit was Umino who later moved on to Usagi's Best Friend in the first [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], and filler character Ali/Ail/Alan (but in his case, his [[BrotherSisterIncest sister/love interest]] commits a [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]] in order to save him, so he very nearly missed the mark there...).
** And to further drive the point home, Mamoru himself also
seems to have this problem: all his share of dead love interests... Usagi/Serenity, Beryl, Fisheye...it just goes on... Lucky for [[OfficialCouple Usagi and Mamoru]] that ''they'' aren't allowed by the women he loves either die, are already spoken story to ''stay'' dead, otherwise they'd have never lasted long enough to actually get together.
** Ami/Sailor Mercury of the first anime has Urawa (Greg in the Creator/DiC English dub), who transfers to Juuban at the start of the episode and moves away by the end. He does get a second appearance
for or, in one case, change their identity to male episode later in the season, where he and Ami actually go on a date, but after a complete hysterectomy.the first season's GrandFinale, he's never mentioned again. In the finale, he was only seen as an illusion cast by the enemy to distract Ami and kill her.)



* All four of the protagonists of ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' suffer from this curse, given that all four of them are massive {{Doom Magnet}}s, but Ken and Yoji get the worst of it; Ken has to give one prospective love interest the ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies treatment, and both of them end up having to ''personally'' [[ShootTheDog kill their lovers]] at least once.
** The HookerWithAHeartOfGold that Youji befriended, and got tortured to death by her pimp for her troubles.

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* All four 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 protagonists of ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' suffer Elizabeths died, he snapped from this curse, given that all four of them are the repeated losses and wiped out an entire kingdom in one massive {{Doom Magnet}}s, but Ken and Yoji get outburst of rage, leading to his self-imposed branding as the worst Sin of it; Ken has to give one prospective love interest the ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies treatment, and both of them end up having to ''personally'' [[ShootTheDog kill their lovers]] at least once.
** The HookerWithAHeartOfGold that Youji befriended, and got tortured to death by her pimp for her troubles.
Wrath.]]



* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Anyone who genuinely falls in love with Usagi of tends to die a lot. Mamoru/Endymion how many times now (though he always gets better). Prince Diamond/Dimande/Demand. And even Seiya is killed in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]]... Seems the only person who ever got spared for liking Usagi even the slightest bit was Umino who later moved on to Usagi's Best Friend in the first [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], and filler character Ali/Ail/Alan (but in his case, his [[BrotherSisterIncest sister/love interest]] commits a [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]] in order to save him, so he very nearly missed the mark there...).
** And to further drive the point home, Mamoru himself also seems to have his share of dead love interests... Usagi/Serenity, Beryl, Fisheye...it just goes on... Lucky for [[OfficialCouple Usagi and Mamoru]] that ''they'' aren't allowed by the story to ''stay'' dead, otherwise they'd have never lasted long enough to actually get together.
** Ami/Sailor Mercury of the first anime has Urawa (Greg in the Creator/DiC English dub), who transfers to Juuban at the start of the episode and moves away by the end. He does get a second appearance for one episode later in the season, where he and Ami actually go on a date, but after the first season's GrandFinale, he's never mentioned again. In the finale, he was only seen as an illusion cast by the enemy to distract Ami and kill her.)
* ''Characters/LupinIII'': Given that the lack of continuity for this series/franchise means that ''none'' of the characters ever have a long term relationship, all five characters qualify. In this series, LoveInterest means potential corpse. The only exception is Fujiko and Lupin's relationship. This curse is probably the reason Lupin will never get what he wants from her, though.
** Jigen stands out from the group as having the highest body count of dead lovers. Not just PutOnABus, they're likely to get a [[DeathIsDramatic dramatic death scene]]. Yet another reason to be a HeManWomanHater.
* Only one of Anime/{{Madlax}}'s love interests or would-be love interests is still alive at the end of the series. Apart from the survivor, only one of them was still alive at the end of the episode he/she was introduced in. Two of them died shortly after Madlax agreed to go on a date with them, but before the date could actually happen.
* Masaru Katou from ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' has really bad luck with women, as in all the girls that show interest in him tend to die. Might be why he prefers to cultivate his TrueCompanions, particularly his bonds with his best friend.
* Lelouch from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has three love interests (the main ones, at least; there are many more). Shirley dies and Kallen tries to kill him. In the end, though, it doesn't matter, because he can't be with any of them anyway. Also Nunnally and Euphemia, who were both childhood crushes [[BrotherSisterIncest despite being his sisters.]] He caused the death of Euphemia and the apparent death of Nunnally. '''If''' one counts the HoYay Lelouch has with two guys in the series, it's not much better: Rolo is the one who kills Shirley, had plans to off Nunnally ''and'' ends up pulling a HeroicSacrifice for Lelouch, and for all effects Suzaku has secretly assumed the identity of Zero by the end of the series... while everyone else believes he ''is'' dead.
* Shu Ouma from ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'', both of his love interests wounded up dead via HeroicSacrifice. While he had three though the third was rather ambiguous and she survived at the end.
* Miwako Sato from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' believes herself to have this curse because her [[TheLostLenore tragic]] FirstLove Jinpei Matsuda died at the hands of a MadBomber and her prospect SecondLove Wataru Takagi almost dies at least twice, [[ItsnotYouitsMe prompting her to try breaking off with the second]] [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim so he won't be harmed.]] After Matsuda's murder is resolved and Takagi stops Sato from killing the murderer, she works past her issues and stops thinking of herself as "cursed"; the other times [[ActionSurvivor Takagi]] is about to die in the line of duty, this trope doesn't come up.
* 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.]]

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* In ''Franchise/SailorMoon'':
** Anyone who genuinely falls in love with Usagi of tends to die a lot. Mamoru/Endymion how many times now (though he always gets better). Prince Diamond/Dimande/Demand. And even Seiya is killed in
''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' had the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]]... Seems the only person who ever got spared for liking Usagi even the slightest bit was Umino who later moved on to Usagi's Best Friend in the first [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], female version of this. Shortly after Yoko Littner and filler character Ali/Ail/Alan (but in his case, his [[BrotherSisterIncest sister/love interest]] commits a [[HeroicSacrifice Heroic Sacrifice]] in order Kamina kiss, promising to save him, so he very nearly missed the mark there...).
** And to further drive the point home, Mamoru himself also seems to have his share of dead love interests... Usagi/Serenity, Beryl, Fisheye...it just goes on... Lucky for [[OfficialCouple Usagi and Mamoru]] that ''they'' aren't allowed by the story to ''stay'' dead, otherwise they'd have never lasted long enough to actually get together.
** Ami/Sailor Mercury of the first anime has Urawa (Greg in the Creator/DiC English dub), who transfers to Juuban at the start of the episode and moves away by the end. He does get a second appearance for one episode later in the season, where he and Ami actually go on a date, but
begin their relationship after the first season's GrandFinale, he's never mentioned again. upcoming battle... Kamina dies. In fact, ''both'' characters who kiss Yoko die shortly thereafter, though in fairness the finale, he was only seen as an illusion cast by the enemy to distract Ami and kill her.second one (Kittan) went on a suicide mission knowing he'd die (Well there is a reason why she is nicknamed [[FanNickname Doombitch]]...)
* ''Characters/LupinIII'': Given that ** Averted in the lack of continuity for this series/franchise means that ''none'' of the characters ever have a long term relationship, all five characters qualify. In this series, LoveInterest means potential corpse. The only exception HighSchoolAU, where Kamina is Fujiko and Lupin's relationship. This curse is probably the reason Lupin will never get what he wants from her, though.
** Jigen stands out from the group as having the highest body count of dead lovers. Not just PutOnABus, they're likely to get a [[DeathIsDramatic dramatic death scene]]. Yet another reason to be a HeManWomanHater.
* Only one of Anime/{{Madlax}}'s love interests or would-be love interests is still alive at the end of the series. Apart from the survivor, only one of them was still alive at the end of the episode he/she was introduced in. Two of them died shortly
spared even after Madlax agreed he kisses Yoko.
** Curiously, the same thing happens
to go on a date with them, Simon as Nia fades away right when he marries and kisses her, but before the date could actually happen.
* Masaru Katou from ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' has really bad luck with women, as in all the girls that show interest in him tend to die. Might be why he prefers to cultivate his TrueCompanions, particularly his bonds with his best friend.
* Lelouch from ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has three love interests (the main ones, at least; there are many more). Shirley dies and Kallen tries to kill him. In the end, though, it
Simon doesn't matter, because he can't be with any a get a nickname since it happened once.
* All four of the protagonists of ''Anime/WeissKreuz'' suffer from this curse, given that all four
of them anyway. Also Nunnally are massive {{Doom Magnet}}s, but Ken and Euphemia, who were both childhood crushes [[BrotherSisterIncest despite being his sisters.]] He caused Yoji get the death worst of Euphemia it; Ken has to give one prospective love interest the ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies treatment, and the apparent death of Nunnally. '''If''' one counts the HoYay Lelouch has with two guys in the series, it's not much better: Rolo is the one who kills Shirley, had plans to off Nunnally ''and'' ends up pulling a HeroicSacrifice for Lelouch, and for all effects Suzaku has secretly assumed the identity of Zero by the end of the series... while everyone else believes he ''is'' dead.
* Shu Ouma from ''Anime/GuiltyCrown'',
both of his love interests wounded them end up dead via HeroicSacrifice. While he had three though the third was rather ambiguous and she survived at the end.
* Miwako Sato from ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' believes herself
having to have this curse because her [[TheLostLenore tragic]] FirstLove Jinpei Matsuda died at the hands of a MadBomber and her prospect SecondLove Wataru Takagi almost dies ''personally'' [[ShootTheDog kill their lovers]] at least twice, [[ItsnotYouitsMe prompting her to try breaking off with the second]] [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim so he won't be harmed.]] After Matsuda's murder is resolved and Takagi stops Sato from killing the murderer, she works past her issues and stops thinking of herself as "cursed"; the other times [[ActionSurvivor Takagi]] is about to die in the line of duty, this trope doesn't come up.
* 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
once.
** The HookerWithAHeartOfGold
that happens Youji befriended, and got tortured to death by her memories fully resurface, in exactly three days, pimp for 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.]]troubles.


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* Being a girlfriend of ''ComicBook/DylanDog'' is really dangerous.
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* ComicBook/{{Starfire}} doesn't catch a break in her romantic life, since every love interest she had other than Dick Grayson died:
** Her first human boyfriend before Dick was an undercover H.I.V.E. agent ordered to spy on the Titans, but he was executed due to genuinely falling in love with her (though Starfire never founded out the truth about him).
** She would be widowed twice, and both times with Tamaranean men: the first one was an ArrangedMarriage with Prince Karras forced by her sister Blackfire to secure a political alliance, which caused no small amount of angst due to both Kory and Karras being in love with their own someone else. Even though they were married, Starfire returned to Earth to be with the Titans with Karras' approval and he would later died fighting his sister-turned-evil. Later on, she married General Phy'zzon and their union worked out a little better in no small part to her relationship with Dick being severely shaken, but he would sacrifice his life to save countless others.
** Though Dick Grayson remains alive of all her love interests, [[StarcrossedLovers the ever cruel fate works to keep them apart]] since they were engaged and nearly married once before the ceremony was interrupted by Trigon possessing Raven. Even though he had moved on to many other women and leaving poor Kory alone, she will always have a place in her heart for him.
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In "Breaker of Chains", Margaery seems perturbed that her husbands have a habit of dying gruesomely, even though it's clear she didn't love them. Then again, considering the amount of political maneuvering and payoffs she and her family have to go through to get these marriages, she's probably frustrated at the extra amount of work she has to keep putting in.

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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': In "Breaker of Chains", Margaery seems perturbed that her husbands have a habit of dying gruesomely, even though it's clear she didn't love them.them (well, the first two at least, the third is more ambiguous). Then again, considering the amount of political maneuvering and payoffs she and her family have to go through to get these marriages, she's probably frustrated at the extra amount of work she has to keep putting in.
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