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20th Apr '16 7:12:58 AM Piando
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* Creator/RumikoTakahashi, author of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', ''Anime/InuYasha'', and ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', is especially guilty of introducing characters [[RomanticFalseLead just to pair up with other characters]], and then forgetting about them. Usually, they make a token appearance and then are never heard from again, or perhaps two or three times at best. Her justifications have driven away many former fans; she has stated on multiples occasions that she only creates some characters to attempt to [[ShipSinking deter fans from inventing pairings she didn't intend]].

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* Creator/RumikoTakahashi, author of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', ''Anime/InuYasha'', ''Manga/InuYasha'', and ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', is especially guilty of introducing characters [[RomanticFalseLead just to pair up with other characters]], and then forgetting about them. Usually, they make a token appearance and then are never heard from again, or perhaps two or three times at best. Her justifications have driven away many former fans; she has stated on multiples occasions that she only creates some characters to attempt to [[ShipSinking deter fans from inventing pairings she didn't intend]].
14th Apr '16 10:34:36 AM roxana
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** WordOfGod is Eowyn was originally intended to be Aragorn's queen but Tolkien had second thoughts, deciding he was too old and too grim for her.
4th Apr '16 9:49:20 PM Adept
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* A lot of [[BoysLove yaoi works]] fall squarely into this trope, as most are focused on getting the {{Seme}} and {{Uke}} into bed together as soon and often as possible and don't bother developing their personalities or relationship beyond "they're hot and readers want to see them boinking each other, so let's have the cool Seme fall in LoveAtFirstSight with the cute Uke and/or [[LovingForce rape]] him at the first opportunity to get to the sexytimes ASAP". The same could be said of many of the shorter and smuttier {{josei}} stories, and frankly any "erotic romance" genre regardless of the sexes of the characters or readers.



* ''DragonBallZ'':

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29th Mar '16 3:34:37 PM NineballCirno
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/Dinosaucers'' had Teryx admit her feelings to Ichy. However, she'd never shown any interest in him previously, Ichy didn't seem at all interested in her, when she was kidnapped by Genghis Rex to force her to marry him, Ichy was not the one who rescued her, and the relationship was barely even touched upon afterwards. Although, a lot of that may be blamed on StatusQuoIsGod.

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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/Dinosaucers'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Dinosaucers}}'' had Teryx admit her feelings to Ichy. However, she'd never shown any interest in him previously, Ichy didn't seem at all interested in her, when she was kidnapped by Genghis Rex to force her to marry him, Ichy was not the one who rescued her, and the relationship was barely even touched upon afterwards. Although, a lot of that may be blamed on StatusQuoIsGod.
28th Mar '16 3:35:51 AM SSJMagus
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** Bulma and Vegeta basically got together because "a kid from the future said so." They had exactly two on-screen interactions before the three-year time skip when for some unknown reason Bulma dumped her previous love interest in favor of having a baby with the guy who'd once tried to massacre the planet.

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** Bulma and Vegeta basically got together because "a kid from the future said so." They had exactly two on-screen interactions before the three-year time skip when for some unknown reason Bulma dumped her previous love interest in favor of having a baby with the guy who'd once tried to massacre the planet. The implication seems to be that she simply had sex with him once, and that any actual romance between them didn't come until after ''another'' time skip...but even then no explanation is given for why she hooked up with him on any sort of permanent basis.
6th Mar '16 11:33:44 PM NNinja
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* Edward and Bella from ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. Edward acts surly and moody toward Bella for the first half of the book, and yet Bella decides that she's "unconditionally and irrevocably in love with [Edward]" ''right after she realizes that he's a vampire who thirsts after her blood'', and is completely devoted to him from that point on, even in the face of Edward's own warnings about how he could ''kill'' her. Just how devoted is she? She's willing to give up her human life without any second thoughts to be with him forever after what can't be any more than a month of knowing him, and instantly leaps back into his arms after he renders her ''practically comatose'' by leaving her without explanation. ''And'' her interactions with Edward after the vampire "reveal" consist almost entirely of them repeatedly professing their love to one another and her even more repeatedly being "dazzled" by Edward's glorious beauty. And let's not start talking about the werewolves who have an "imprinting" mechanism that causes them to fall for each other soon after they're born (essentially the ''opposite'' of the well-documented [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imprinting_(psychology)#Westermarck_effect Westermarck effect]]).
** An even more shallow version happens in ''The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner'', with Bree and Diego and, later, Freddie. Bree and Diego interact for one night, she spends most of it afraid that he's going to kill her, and by morning they seemingly are madly in love with each other. The same goes for Freddie. Since it's from Bree's point of view and the "relationships" between her and the guys are so muted, it's possible that we're supposed to see it as her mistaking simple friendship for love (which would fit with her background of being abused and neglected), except that nothing ever indicates this and she acts almost exactly the same way Bella does, including [[spoiler:being perfectly alright to die when she finds out he's gone, because life without him isn't worth living.]]
17th Dec '15 10:07:30 AM thebluebus
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* One episode of ''WesternAnimation/Dinosaucers'' had Teryx admit her feelings to Ichy. However, she'd never shown any interest in him previously, Ichy didn't seem at all interested in her, when she was kidnapped by Genghis Rex to force her to marry him, Ichy was not the one who rescued her, and the relationship was barely even touched upon afterwards. Although, a lot of that may be blamed on StatusQuoIsGod.
12th Dec '15 11:09:31 AM CheeseDogX
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* Johnnie Goodboy Tyler and Chrissy in ''Film/BattlefieldEarth''. They have only a few scenes together, and don't even talk to each other in some of them. Johnnie has much more chemistry with [[HoYay one of the guys he's planning the rebellion with]]. It feels like she's only there because everyone knows TheHero has to have a love interest. The [[Literature/BattlefieldEarth book]] is a little better, though the relationship is still pretty flat there, too.
29th Nov '15 7:18:54 PM Discar
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->'''Irene:''' "Ryu, what is the payment you already received?"
->'''Ryu:''' "She's right in front of me."
->''*Big Damn Kiss*''
->'''Ryu:''' "I don't even know your name."

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->'''Irene:''' "Ryu, Ryu, what is the payment you already received?"
->'''Ryu:''' "She's
received?\\
'''Ryu:''' She's
right in front of me."
->''*Big
\\
''[Big
Damn Kiss*''
->'''Ryu:''' "I
Kiss]''\\
'''Ryu:''' I
don't even know your name."
15th Nov '15 5:44:39 PM nombretomado
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* RumikoTakahashi, author of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', ''Anime/InuYasha'', and ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', is especially guilty of introducing characters [[RomanticFalseLead just to pair up with other characters]], and then forgetting about them. Usually, they make a token appearance and then are never heard from again, or perhaps two or three times at best. Her justifications have driven away many former fans; she has stated on multiples occasions that she only creates some characters to attempt to [[ShipSinking deter fans from inventing pairings she didn't intend]].

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* RumikoTakahashi, Creator/RumikoTakahashi, author of ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', ''Anime/InuYasha'', and ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'', is especially guilty of introducing characters [[RomanticFalseLead just to pair up with other characters]], and then forgetting about them. Usually, they make a token appearance and then are never heard from again, or perhaps two or three times at best. Her justifications have driven away many former fans; she has stated on multiples occasions that she only creates some characters to attempt to [[ShipSinking deter fans from inventing pairings she didn't intend]].
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