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14th Dec '16 10:53:58 PM Everlighte
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* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'': The end of the movie hookups [[spoiler: between Andy and Allison and Bender and Claire]]. While the characters have clear moments of bonding and all of them growing closer to each other is the whole point of the movie, it's made a [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief little tough to believe]] due to how much of the film they all spend abusing each other. And no, abuse in this case does ''not'' mean BelligerentSexualTension; it means abuse.

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* ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'': The end of the movie hookups [[spoiler: between Andy and Allison and Bender and Claire]]. While the characters have clear moments of bonding and all of them growing closer to each other is the whole point of the movie, it's made a [[WillingSuspensionOfDisbelief little tough to believe]] due to how much of the film they all spend abusing being horrible to each other. And no, abuse in this case does ''not'' mean BelligerentSexualTension; it means abuse.
6th Dec '16 8:58:38 AM starofjusticev21
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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}}'' 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 [[AndNowYouMustMarryMe to force her to marry him, 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.
29th Nov '16 1:53:42 PM NNinja
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* While most couples in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' are clearly shown to care for each other, Mia and Diego is an exception. Diego being Mia's boyfriend is literally the first thing we learn about him and it provides Mia with motivation to hunt Dahlia and [[spoiler: Diego(as Godot) to hate Phoenix for being unable to save her two games earlier]], but when we see them actually interacting with each other they don't seem any closer than co-workers, aside from Diego using AffectionateNickname.

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* While most couples in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' are clearly shown to care for each other, Mia and Diego is an exception. Diego being Mia's boyfriend is literally the first thing we learn about him and it provides Mia with motivation to hunt Dahlia and [[spoiler: for Diego(as Godot) to hate Phoenix for being unable to save her two games earlier]], but when we see them actually interacting with each other they don't seem any closer than co-workers, aside from Diego using AffectionateNickname.
29th Nov '16 1:52:18 PM NNinja
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* While most couples in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'' are clearly shown to care for each other, Mia and Diego is an exception. Diego being Mia's boyfriend is literally the first thing we learn about him and it provides Mia with motivation to hunt Dahlia and [[spoiler: Diego(as Godot) to hate Phoenix for being unable to save her two games earlier]], but when we see them actually interacting with each other they don't seem any closer than co-workers, aside from Diego using AffectionateNickname.
21st Nov '16 9:29:02 AM beyondthesea
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* Ginny Weasley in ''Film/HarryPotter''. Harry and Ginny barely interact, sharing the screen for about seven minutes combined in the last ''three'' movies. Whenever they are on screen together, they barely talk, instead just sharing a kiss and an awkward look before Harry rushes off to do something and Ginny sits down to be irrelevant to the plot.

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* Ginny Weasley in ''Film/HarryPotter''. Harry and Ginny barely interact, sharing the screen for about seven minutes combined in the last ''three'' movies. Whenever they are on screen together, they barely talk, instead just sharing a kiss and an awkward look before Harry rushes off to do something and Ginny sits down to be irrelevant to the plot. This is probably a result of AdaptationDecay, since they did have significantly more build-up in the books.
20th Oct '16 5:45:15 PM Mr.French
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* Ginny Weasley in ''Film/HarryPotter'' ('''not''' in the books, where she is an ''actual character'' instead of a prop). Harry and Ginny barely interact, sharing the screen for about seven minutes combined in the last ''three'' movies. Whenever they are on screen together, they barely talk, instead just sharing a kiss and an awkward look before Harry rushes off to do something and Ginny sits down to be irrelevant to the plot.

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* Ginny Weasley in ''Film/HarryPotter'' ('''not''' in the books, where she is an ''actual character'' instead of a prop).''Film/HarryPotter''. Harry and Ginny barely interact, sharing the screen for about seven minutes combined in the last ''three'' movies. Whenever they are on screen together, they barely talk, instead just sharing a kiss and an awkward look before Harry rushes off to do something and Ginny sits down to be irrelevant to the plot.
20th Sep '16 2:41:53 PM Technature
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* The ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' series, despite every game having multiple potential marriage candidates, seems to invoke this as something (usually the intro video) shows the protagonist with the first female character you could meet in the game more often than any other. Rune Factory 4 is the only real exception.
13th Sep '16 12:29:03 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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This trope most commonly appears in action-adventure stories where the writer, having little experience writing actual romances, doesn't have any idea how to do it subtly. Alternately, he may just [[TheyJustDidntCare not want to]] since romantic CharacterDevelopment drastically cuts down on the time available for [[StuffBlowingUp random explosions]].

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This trope most commonly appears in action-adventure stories where the writer, having little experience writing actual romances, doesn't have any idea how to do it subtly. Alternately, he may just [[TheyJustDidntCare not want to]] to since romantic CharacterDevelopment drastically cuts down on the time available for [[StuffBlowingUp random explosions]].
18th Aug '16 3:33:25 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. The relationship of Ariel and Eric is obviously because that happens in the original book, and that should happen in the plot to give Ariel more motivation to go to the outside world, although during the three days, the relationship of Ariel and Erick limited because she can not speak, also after defeating BigBad, the wedding is consumed within 3 days after they met. That clearly was given to prevent DownerEnding of original book.

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* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''. The relationship of Ariel and Eric is obviously because that happens in the original book, and that should happen in the plot to give Ariel more motivation to go to the outside world, although during world. However, the whole thing is complicated because they really only know each other for three days, and she's unable to speak for almost that entire time. Of course, the relationship original book had a major DownerEnding, so a lot of Ariel and Erick limited because she can not speak, also after defeating BigBad, the wedding is consumed within 3 days after they met. That clearly was given things had to be changed in order to prevent DownerEnding of original book.that.



* In the 2010 ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'', Io is the {{Love Interest|s}}...just because. Amusingly, the original script had Andromeda as the official love interest (as per the myth), yet the women are so interchangeable that they switched to Io with virtually no changes made to the storyline in any way. And to make this even ''more'' amusing, by the time the sequel rolls around, Io is dead and Andromeda steps up to fulfill the role that was originally going to be hers anyway. She fits the trope just as well, being more or less ignored by the hero until the very end when he kisses her out of nowhere.

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* In the 2010 ''Film/{{Clash of the Titans|2010}}'', Io is the {{Love Interest|s}}... just because. Amusingly, the original script had Andromeda as the official love interest (as per the myth), yet the women are so interchangeable that they switched to Io with virtually no changes made to the storyline in any way. And to make this even ''more'' amusing, by the time the sequel rolls around, Io is dead and Andromeda steps up to fulfill the role that was originally going to be hers anyway. She fits the trope just as well, being more or less ignored by the hero until the very end when he kisses her out of nowhere.



* Aragorn and Arwen in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' - justified somewhat as the story is primarily told from the Hobbits' point of view and they weren't around when they fell in love etc. years earlier; the story is only concisely dealt with in one of the appendices. This has led to quite a number of readers favouring Éowyn's hopeless love for Aragorn.
** 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.

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* Aragorn and Arwen in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' - justified somewhat as the story is primarily told from the Hobbits' point of view view, and they weren't around when they the two met and fell in love etc. years earlier; the story is only concisely dealt with in one of the appendices. This has led to quite a number of readers favouring Éowyn's hopeless love for Aragorn.
** WordOfGod is Eowyn was ''was'' originally intended to be Aragorn's queen but Tolkien had second thoughts, deciding he was too old and too grim for her.



* In the little-known book, "Shackleton's Stowaway", the main character, Perce, fantasises (no, not like THAT...well, okay, [[ADateWithRosiePalms maybe]]), about a young woman back home named Anna, who he believes he's in love with. However, we only hear about Anna twice, and then she's totally forgotten by the end as if she didn't exist at all, and seemed to serve just so that he could have a love interest. She may also double as a RelationshipSue, due to her overtly perfect beauty as constantly described by the author.
* In ''De skandalösa'' by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt, [[spoiler: Ossian and Beata]] suddenly become a couple in the end. As far as we know, they had never interacted with each other before only a few chapters remained of the story. Maybe we can assume that something has happened off screen, but still, it just feels like it comes out of the blue. As if they just had to end up together because they both were single up until that point.

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* In the little-known book, "Shackleton's Stowaway", book ''Shackleton's Stowaway,'' the main character, Perce, fantasises fantasizes (no, not like THAT...well, okay, [[ADateWithRosiePalms maybe]]), about a young woman back home named Anna, who he believes he's in love with. However, we only hear about Anna twice, and then she's totally forgotten by the end as if she didn't exist at all, and seemed to serve just so that he could have a love interest. She may also double as a RelationshipSue, due to her overtly overly perfect beauty as constantly described by the author.
* In ''De skandalösa'' by Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt, [[spoiler: Ossian and Beata]] suddenly become a couple in the end. As far as we know, they had never interacted with each other before only a few chapters remained of the story. Maybe we can assume that something has happened off screen, but still, it just feels like it comes out of the blue. As if they just had to end up together because they both were single up until that point. point.
* Edward for Elinor, in Creator/JaneAusten's ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', falls into this. He hasn't even been introduced on the page before the narrative is explaining that Elinor's mother has observed an attachment growing between her daughter and the young man, and there's never a very concise explanation for why Elinor falls for him.



* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Tina dumps Artie for Mike between the first and second seasons, after she spends the summer working with Mike at "Asian camp," despite the fact that gothy Tina and jock/preppy Mike had little in common beyond Glee club. This overlaps with TokenMinorityCouple, since their both being Asian was milked for all it was worth and then some.

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* ''Series/{{Glee}}'': Tina dumps Artie for Mike between the first and second seasons, after she spends the summer working with Mike at "Asian camp," despite the fact that gothy goth Tina and jock/preppy Mike had little in common beyond Glee club. This overlaps with TokenMinorityCouple, since their both being Asian was milked for all it was worth and then some.
26th Jul '16 11:22:51 AM AnonFangeekGirl
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* The romance between Reed and Sue in ''Film/FantasticFour2015''. It seems to only be there because Reed and Sue are married in [[ComicBook/FantasticFour the comics]].
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