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5th Jun '17 1:04:57 PM nighttrainfm
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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 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.

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{{Deconstructed}} in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' books.books four and five. 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 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.
29th May '17 9:41:12 PM Daedalis
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* The background of ''ComicBook/{{Revival}}'' has Aaron having an affair with Em. Then Em is murdered. Then the Revival hits and she gets better. The relationship never recovers for coincidental reasons.
20th May '17 9:47:23 PM Nyame
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* ''Series/{{Revenge}}'': All of Emily Thorne/Amanda Clarke's love interests except for [[spoiler:Jack Porter]] were KilledOffForReal. [[spoiler:Aiden Mathis was killed by Victoria Grayson right after Emily finally got her revenge and cleared her father's name. Daniel Grayson died protecting Emily, and this was long after the Daniel/Emily ship had been sunk to the bottom of the ocean (though Daniel had redeemed himself before his death). Ben Hunter, a fourth option introduced in Season Four and one who was never really a serious contender, even compared to Daniel, was killed in one of the last episodes by an assassin. That left ChildhoodFriend Jack as Emily's final and true love interest]].
2nd May '17 10:48:55 AM Prometheus117
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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 out of jealousy. In the true 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]].

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* In ''VideoGame/{{AzureStrikerGunvolt}}'' ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'' 2, there was some ''some'' form of love triangle between GV, Joule & Quinn, with Joule occasionally intervene in the conversation between GV and Quinn out of jealousy. In the true ending epilogue, [[spoiler: Joule's "passing"]] leaves no obstacle for [[spoiler: Quinn]] [[spoiler:Quinn]] to have GV to herself & GV (now wearing civilian clothing) moving on his life with [[spoiler: Quinn]], [[spoiler:Quinn]], wishing happiness for [[spoiler: Joule]].[[spoiler:Joule]]. That said, it should be noted that [[spoiler:Gunvolt still seems to treat Quinn [[ObliviousToLove more like a close friend than a romantic interest]].]]
30th Apr '17 10:29:29 AM nombretomado
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Note that not everybody uses "hypotenuse" in the way it appears here, as a triangle only has one hypotenuse, but two other sides (unless it is equilateral), so it would be logical to call Alice the hypotenuse in the above example. See for instance TomLehrer's ''Lobachevsky'', which mentions Metro-Goldwyn-Moskva's production of ''The Eternal Triangle'', "starring Ingrid Bergman as the hypotenuse."

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Note that not everybody uses "hypotenuse" in the way it appears here, as a triangle only has one hypotenuse, but two other sides (unless it is equilateral), so it would be logical to call Alice the hypotenuse in the above example. See for instance TomLehrer's Music/TomLehrer's ''Lobachevsky'', which mentions Metro-Goldwyn-Moskva's production of ''The Eternal Triangle'', "starring Ingrid Bergman as the hypotenuse."
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.
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