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18th Mar '17 2:03:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''HomeAndAway'': Belle was killed off, apparently paving the way for Aden and Nicole.

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* ''HomeAndAway'': ''Series/HomeAndAway'': Belle was killed off, apparently paving the way for Aden and Nicole.



* ''{{Neighbours}}'': Killed off [[spoiler:Bridget]] for this reason and this reason alone. Apparently the writers didn't want to ruin the apparently endless opportunities for a good teenage romance plot by a marriage. It was a storyline that many fans hated because the two were always portrayed as [[HappilyMarried happily married and madly in love]].

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* ''{{Neighbours}}'': ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'': Killed off [[spoiler:Bridget]] for this reason and this reason alone. Apparently the writers didn't want to ruin the apparently endless opportunities for a good teenage romance plot by a marriage. It was a storyline that many fans hated because the two were always portrayed as [[HappilyMarried happily married and madly in love]].
3rd Mar '17 9:15:04 AM skidoo23
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** Series 8 establishes Danny Pink as a love interest for Clara Oswald, and this evolves into a somewhat bizarre LoveTriangle scenario as the season progresses. Ultimately, it's not the Doctor who gets killed off, it's Danny (which leads to an implied form of RelationshipUpgrade between the Doctor and Clara in Series 9).

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** Series 8 establishes Danny Pink as a love interest for Clara Oswald, Oswald after the Twelfth Doctor, having regenerated into an older form, basically pushes her away and this puts and end to the romance that had been brewing with the Eleventh (acknowledging that the Eleventh thought of himself as her boyfriend). This evolves into a somewhat bizarre LoveTriangle scenario as the season progresses. progresses and it becomes clear that the Doctor and Clara's feelings for each other remain in place - yet Clara is simultaneously also in love with Danny. Ultimately, it's not the Doctor who gets killed off, it's Danny. Followed by an IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy moment in which a dream construct of Danny (which (created by Clara's mind - long story - but implied to possibly be the spirit of the real Danny) tells Clara to move on with her life; this almost immediately leads to an implied form of RelationshipUpgrade between the Doctor and Clara in Series 9).9.
5th Feb '17 11:13:46 PM JoeMerl
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* {{Deconstructed}} in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books. In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Harry is in a love triangle with Cedric Diggory and Cho Chang. At the end of the book, Cedric dies, leaving Cho free. In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the next book]], Harry and Cho do hook up, but it's portrayed almost as a SexAsSolace (but without actual sex) kind of relationship brought on by their mutual grieving. Ultimately, Harry's attempts to repress his SurvivorsGuilt despite Cho's need to talk about Cedric leads them to break up (along with Cho's [[ImaginaryLoveTriangle confusion]] about [[LikeBrotherAndSister the nature of Harry and Hermione's relationship]]). Ultimately they wind up married to different people.

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* {{Deconstructed}} in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books. In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Harry is in a love triangle with Cedric Diggory and Cho Chang. At the end of the book, Cedric dies, leaving Cho free. In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the next book]], Harry and Cho do hook up, but it's portrayed almost as a SexAsSolace SexForSolace (but without actual sex) kind of relationship brought on by their mutual grieving. Ultimately, Harry's attempts to repress his SurvivorsGuilt despite Cho's need to talk about Cedric leads them to break up (along with Cho's [[ImaginaryLoveTriangle confusion]] about [[LikeBrotherAndSister the nature of Harry and Hermione's relationship]]). Ultimately they wind up married to different people.
5th Feb '17 11:13:23 PM JoeMerl
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* Subverted in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books. In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Harry is in a love triangle with Cedric Diggory and Cho Chang. At the end of the book, Cedric dies, leaving Cho free. In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the next book]], Harry and Cho eventually hook up, but Harry is terrible at articulating his feelings and Cho is too distraught over Cedric's death and [[LikeBrotherAndSister mistakenly jealous of Hermione]]. WordOfGod is that she married another man.

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* Subverted {{Deconstructed}} in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books. In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'', Harry is in a love triangle with Cedric Diggory and Cho Chang. At the end of the book, Cedric dies, leaving Cho free. In [[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix the next book]], Harry and Cho eventually do hook up, but Harry is terrible at articulating it's portrayed almost as a SexAsSolace (but without actual sex) kind of relationship brought on by their mutual grieving. Ultimately, Harry's attempts to repress his feelings and Cho is too distraught over Cedric's death and SurvivorsGuilt despite Cho's need to talk about Cedric leads them to break up (along with Cho's [[ImaginaryLoveTriangle confusion]] about [[LikeBrotherAndSister mistakenly jealous the nature of Hermione]]. WordOfGod is that she Harry and Hermione's relationship]]). Ultimately they wind up married another man.to different people.
27th Jan '17 3:48:13 PM Bissek
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* Mandorallen, The Baroness of Vo Ebor and The Baron of Vo Ebor in David Eddings' ''{{Belgariad}}''. In the fifth book, the Baron is seriously wounded. In one of the first books of the second pentology, the ''Malloreon'', the Baron dies as a result of his injuries, but Mandorallen and the Baroness don't get together until a new hypotenuse shows up - the Baron's heir. Finally sick of the moping, and the incipient civil war looming between Mandorallen's family and the Baron's, Belgarion storms in and orders Mandorallen and the Baroness to marry and get it over with, paying off the Baron's heir just to make sure everything ''stays'' settled.

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* Mandorallen, The Baroness of Vo Ebor and The Baron of Vo Ebor in David Eddings' ''{{Belgariad}}''. In the fifth book, the Baron is seriously wounded. In one of the first books of the second pentology, the ''Malloreon'', the Baron dies as a result of his injuries, but Mandorallen and the Baroness don't get together until a new hypotenuse shows up - a crony of the Baron's heir. Finally sick of the moping, and the incipient civil war looming between Mandorallen's family and the Baron's, Belgarion storms in and orders Mandorallen and the Baroness to marry and get it over with, paying off the Baron's heir just to make sure everything ''stays'' settled.


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* In ''Series/AgentsOfShield'', Simmons ends up entering a relationship with a stranded astronaut named Will in the interregnum between seasons 2 and 3, much to the discomfort of Fitz, who had asked her out moments before she got sucked into a portal that transported her to the world Will was living on, and only finds out about this after risking his life to bring Simmons back to Earth. After a while Fitz comes to terms with this and decides to pull IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy, but then the winter finale reveals that Will was killed by Hive shortly after Simmons was rescued.
30th Oct '16 7:22:15 AM luffy_mib
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* In ''VideoGame/{{AzureStrikerGunvolt}}'' 2, there was some form of love triangle between GV, Joule & Quinn, with Joule occasionally intervene in the conversation between GV and Quinn to prevent them from getting too intimate. In the true ending, [[spoiler: Joule's "passing"]] leaves no obstacle for [[spoiler: Quinn]] to have GV to herself & GV moving on his life with [[spoiler: Quinn]], wishing happiness for [[spoiler: Joule]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{AzureStrikerGunvolt}}'' 2, there was some form of love triangle between GV, Joule & Quinn, with Joule occasionally intervene in the conversation between GV and Quinn to prevent them from getting too intimate. out of jealousy. In the true ending, ending epilogue, [[spoiler: Joule's "passing"]] leaves no obstacle for [[spoiler: Quinn]] to have GV to herself & GV (now wearing civilian clothing) moving on his life with [[spoiler: Quinn]], wishing happiness for [[spoiler: Joule]].
30th Oct '16 7:19:03 AM luffy_mib
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* In ''VideoGame/{{AzureStrikerGunvolt}}'' 2, there was some form of love triangle between GV, Joule & Quinn, with Joule occasionally intervene in the conversation between GV and Quinn to prevent them from getting too intimate. In the true ending, [[spoiler: Joule's "passing"]] leaves no obstacle for [[spoiler: Quinn]] to have GV to herself & GV moving on his life with [[spoiler: Quinn]], wishing happiness for [[spoiler: Joule]].
19th Sep '16 8:36:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley University]]'', Elizabeth breaks up with her long term boyfriend Todd and he begins dating another girl, Gin-Yung. Gin-Yung conveniently contracts a brain tumour and dies, using her last words to tell Todd to get back together with Elizabeth.

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* In ''[[SweetValleyHigh ''[[Literature/SweetValleyHigh Sweet Valley University]]'', Elizabeth breaks up with her long term boyfriend Todd and he begins dating another girl, Gin-Yung. Gin-Yung conveniently contracts a brain tumour and dies, using her last words to tell Todd to get back together with Elizabeth.



* Robin Hobb's ''{{Realm of the Elderlings}}'' series, [[spoiler:Burrich is badly injured in a fight against a stone dragon.]] Despite the fact that there were three separate ways to save his life, only one is attempted and deemed too difficult. [[spoiler: He eventually dies, his body thrown into the sea, and Fitz is now able to move in on Burrich's widow Molly, his childhood sweetheart.]]

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* Robin Hobb's ''{{Realm ''Literature/{{Realm of the Elderlings}}'' series, [[spoiler:Burrich is badly injured in a fight against a stone dragon.]] Despite the fact that there were three separate ways to save his life, only one is attempted and deemed too difficult. [[spoiler: He eventually dies, his body thrown into the sea, and Fitz is now able to move in on Burrich's widow Molly, his childhood sweetheart.]]



* In the ''{{Xanth}}'' book ''Isle of View'', the characters themselves invoke this--Prince Dolph is engaged to both Nada and Electra, and for various complicated reasons cannot just pick one. With the deadline coming up, Electra and Nada (who get on quite well) quietly start taking turns anytime anything dangerous needs to be done, just in case fate should resolve the problem that way.

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* In the ''{{Xanth}}'' ''Literature/{{Xanth}}'' book ''Isle of View'', the characters themselves invoke this--Prince Dolph is engaged to both Nada and Electra, and for various complicated reasons cannot just pick one. With the deadline coming up, Electra and Nada (who get on quite well) quietly start taking turns anytime anything dangerous needs to be done, just in case fate should resolve the problem that way.
7th Sep '16 12:07:12 AM PaulA
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* Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs was fond of the plot where the heroine is engaged to another, and the hero nobly relinquishes her because he knows she's too honorable to break her word, and then they suffer for a bit before the inconvenient fiancé has a convenient death (sometimes JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope first to make sure the reader doesn't feel sorry for him).

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* Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs was fond of the plot where the heroine is engaged to another, and the hero nobly relinquishes her because he knows she's too honorable to break her word, and then they suffer for a bit before the inconvenient fiancé has a convenient death (sometimes JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope being handed the JerkassBall first to make sure the reader doesn't feel sorry for him).
6th Sep '16 8:24:38 PM PaulA
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* Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs was fond of the plot where the heroine is engaged to another, and the hero nobly relinquishes her because he knows she's too honorable to break her word, and then they suffer for a bit before the inconvenient fiancé has a convenient death (sometimes JumpingOffTheSlipperySlope first to make sure the reader doesn't feel sorry for him).
** ''Literature/TarzanOfTheApes'' ends with Jane, uncertain of her emotions, accepting a proposal from the RomanticFalseLead, and Tarzan, accepting that she's honor bound, choosing not to make an issue of it and going off alone. In the sequel, ''The Return of Tarzan'', Jane and her fiancé go on a cruise and are shipwrecked, coincidentally very near Tarzan's latest adventure. The fiancé, who by this time has turned out to be a selfish jerk, dies, and Jane and Tarzan are reunited.
** In ''Literature/TheMadKing'', Barney Custer and Princess Emma of Lutha fall in love while Barney is performing an EmergencyImpersonation of Lutha's king, to whom Emma is betrothed. They're both too noble to act on their feelings when she's bound by her betrothal, so they suffer separately for a few years before King Leopold has a DeathByIrony brought on directly by his jealousy over Emma's love for Barney.
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