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24th Jun '17 7:03:58 AM Piterpicher
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* ''{{The English Patient}}''. Everyone singing its praises as one of the great romantic stories of its time has missed that Katharine cheating on her husband with Almasy is portrayed as a highly destructive obsession that ends in the pointless deaths of all three.

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* ''{{The English Patient}}''.''Literature/TheEnglishPatient''. Everyone singing its praises as one of the great romantic stories of its time has missed that Katharine cheating on her husband with Almasy is portrayed as a highly destructive obsession that ends in the pointless deaths of all three.
17th Jun '17 9:10:03 PM SilverFang
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9th Jun '17 9:26:51 PM 98cc
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* Tom and Sara in ''Theatre/MurderBallad'' -- [[spoiler:their affair is what causes the titular murder and is implied to ruin a marriage.]]
3rd Jun '17 10:08:19 AM nombretomado
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* All of Romeo's romances in the WhateleyUniverse. He's an incredibly handsome mutant and a member of the Bad Seeds (at least one parents must be a supervillain to be admitted). He picks dowdy girls who feel unattractive and tries to turn the ugly duckling into a swan. No matter how successful he is, he always creates someone who doesn't feel attractive enough compared to ''him'' and so they mistreat him and then break up with him.

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* All of Romeo's romances in the WhateleyUniverse.Literature/WhateleyUniverse. He's an incredibly handsome mutant and a member of the Bad Seeds (at least one parents must be a supervillain to be admitted). He picks dowdy girls who feel unattractive and tries to turn the ugly duckling into a swan. No matter how successful he is, he always creates someone who doesn't feel attractive enough compared to ''him'' and so they mistreat him and then break up with him.
30th May '17 7:17:17 PM libertydude
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* In ''Film/IShotJesseJames'', the relationship between Cynthy Waters and Robert Ford is largely based on Cynthy's fear of Robert after he kills UsefulNotes/JesseJames. Her fear that he'll hurt her in some way makes her grow more distant, until she [[spoiler: dumps Robert for [[TheRival his rival]] John Kelley]].
29th May '17 3:11:04 AM sayaleviathan
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has the incestuous relationship between Queen Cersei and Ser Jaime Lannister and their love resulted to a SuccessionCrisis which led to the War of the Five Kings. Unlike in the books where Jaime slowly realized how his relationship with his sister had a negative effect on his life and began to drift away from her, Jaime still remains committed to Cersei despite recognizing her flaws and vows that he would kill anyone who isn't them. [[spoiler:However in the Season 6 finale when Cersei killed her enemies with wildfire (the same wildfire that Aerys II the Mad King wanted to use) which also led to their youngest son's suicide, Jaime was horrified and looked displeased when he watched her sitting on the Iron Throne]].
30th Apr '17 11:55:04 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios. When they dated in college, Matt nearly ruined his future because of how much of a bad influence Elektra was on him. When she comes back into his life on Stick's orders to bring him into Stick's war against the Hand, his career and budding relationship with Karen Page are shattered as a direct result. And it's a two way street: Matt's ''positive'' influence has a ''negative'' effect on Elektra; she struggles with self-loathing because Matt's restraint makes her feel like a monster, her strive to be better because of him causes her to reject her teachings and puts her in the crosshairs of the Chaste (who, by virtue of her being the Black Sky, consider her too dangerous to leave as a WildCard), and ultimately [[spoiler:results in her death and resurrection by the Hand when she chooses to side with him against them.]]

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Murdock and Elektra Natchios. When they dated in college, Matt nearly ruined his future because of how much of a bad influence Elektra was on him. When she comes back into his life on Stick's orders to bring him into Stick's war against the Hand, his career and budding relationship with Karen Page are shattered as a direct result. And it's a two way street: Matt's ''positive'' influence has a ''negative'' effect on Elektra; she struggles with self-loathing because Matt's restraint makes her feel like a monster, her strive to be better because of him causes her to reject her teachings and puts her in the crosshairs of the Chaste (who, by virtue of her being the Black Sky, consider her too dangerous to leave as a WildCard), and ultimately [[spoiler:results in her death and resurrection by the Hand when she chooses to side with him against them.]]]]
**Wilson Fisk and Vanessa Marianna, at least from the eyes of Fisk's allies. Leland Owlsley and Madame Gao think that Vanessa is a bad influence on Fisk and is causing him to be a bit too soft and distracted from business at hand, and even make an attempt to kill Vanessa in an attempt to get Fisk to focus more on the criminal enterprise.
20th Apr '17 10:22:10 PM genisgone
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* [[{{Yandere}} The Morrigan]] and [[YourCheatingHeart Baphomet]] in ''Comicbook/TheWickedAndTheDivine'' are well on their way. [[spoiler:Persephone]] also breaks up with Baal to prevent this from happening to them.
16th Mar '17 9:44:23 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Matt Murdock and Elektra Natchios. When they dated in college, Matt nearly ruined his future because of how much of a bad influence Elektra was on him. When she comes back into his life on Stick's orders to bring him into Stick's war against the Hand, his career and budding relationship with Karen Page are shattered as a direct result. And it's a two way street: Matt's ''positive'' influence has a ''negative'' effect on Elektra; she struggles with self-loathing because Matt's restraint makes her feel like a monster, her strive to be better because of him causes her to reject her teachings and puts her in the crosshairs of the Chaste (who, by virtue of her being the Black Sky, consider her too dangerous to leave as a WildCard), and ultimately [[spoiler:results in her death and resurrection by the Hand when she chooses to side with him against them.]]
21st Jan '17 3:38:50 AM FossilsDaDaDa
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** Their song "No Children" is also probably about this, though it could also be interpreted as a marriage that simply lost its passion.
-->''I hope that our few remaining friends give up on trying to save us.\\
I hope we come up with a fail-safe plot to piss off the dumb few that forgave us.\\
I hope the fences we mended fall down beneath their own weight.\\
And I hope we hold on past the last exit,\\
I hope it's already too late.\\
And I hope the junkyard a few blocks from here\\
Someday burns down.\\
And I hope that the rising black smoke carries me far away\\
And I never come back to this town again\\
In my life.\\
I hope I lie,\\
And tell everyone you were a good wife.\\
And I hope you die.\\
I hope we both die.''
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