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5th Feb '16 11:45:23 PM Nightmask
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* Actually lampshaded at the end of the Forgotten Realms novel Escape From Undermountain as the protagonist Artek expresses his disbelief over not getting the girl and her declaring 'not in this story'.
31st Jan '16 6:47:36 AM Aasivar
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* At the end of Disney's ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', John Smith, severely injured, returns to Europe, leaving Pocahontas behind. As well as Smith being saved by Pochahantas, this one of the only truth in television moments in the entire movie, and very ironically so, seeing as it's a Disney movie, and they are known for making things LighterAndSofter and giving [[HappilyEverAfter Happily Ever Afters]].
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* At the end of Disney's ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'', John Smith, severely injured, returns to Europe, leaving Pocahontas behind. As well as Smith being saved by Pochahantas, Pocahontas, this one of the only truth in television moments in the entire movie, and very ironically so, seeing as it's a Disney movie, and they are known for making things LighterAndSofter and giving [[HappilyEverAfter Happily Ever Afters]].
24th Jan '16 6:15:55 AM VoxAquila
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--> ''Neil Patrick Harris:'' You do kill a lot of women. --> ''Joss Whedon:'' Hey, my personal life is not on trial here.
1st Jan '16 5:43:08 PM nombretomado
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* ''DawsonsCreek'' * ''NightCourt'' - though Harry and Christine gave it an honest shot. * ''{{Smallville}}'' - [[ForegoneConclusion It should be extremely obvious]] to anyone with even a passing knowledge of {{Superman}} lore that Clark and Lana do not end up together.
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%%* ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' * ''DawsonsCreek'' * ''NightCourt'' ''Series/NightCourt'' - though Harry and Christine gave it an honest shot. * ''{{Smallville}}'' ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' - [[ForegoneConclusion It should be extremely obvious]] to anyone with even a passing knowledge of {{Superman}} lore that Clark and Lana do not end up together.
28th Dec '15 4:31:38 AM Mhazard
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Subtrope of NoRomanticResolution. Compare to BetterAsFriends and RomanticRunnerUp. Contrast EverythingButTheGirl, where the protagonist usually ''does'' get the girl eventually. Not to be confused with two leads not ending up together because one of them dies -- that is a [[BittersweetEnding different trope]], and PlatonicLifePartners where neither of them wanted each other in the first place. See also DumpThemAll, where the protagonist rejects all of his LoveInterests instead of them leaving him.
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Subtrope of NoRomanticResolution. Compare to BetterAsFriends and RomanticRunnerUp. Contrast EverythingButTheGirl, where the protagonist usually ''does'' get the girl eventually. Not to be confused with two leads not ending up together because one of them dies -- that is a [[BittersweetEnding different trope]], DeathOfTheHypotenuse when one of the leads is the hypotenuse of someone else, and PlatonicLifePartners where neither of them wanted each other in the first place. See also DumpThemAll, where the protagonist rejects all of his LoveInterests instead of them leaving him.
21st Dec '15 2:26:25 AM Adept
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* In ''TheScorpionKing 2: Rise of a Warrior'', young Mathayus finally kills the BigBad ([[YouKilledMyFather his father's murderer]]) and ruins the plans of an evil goddess. As his LoveInterest approaches him in a seductive manner, prepared to be his queen, he suddenly smiles and rides off into the sunset without her. So not only did he refuse the girl (with nothing in the film foreshadowing this) but he also refuses the crown. Would Akkad still fall (in the first film, Mathayus is the LastOfHisKind), if Mathayus stayed?
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* In ''TheScorpionKing ''Film/TheScorpionKing 2: Rise of a Warrior'', young Mathayus finally kills the BigBad ([[YouKilledMyFather his father's murderer]]) and ruins the plans of an evil goddess. As his LoveInterest approaches him in a seductive manner, prepared to be his queen, he suddenly smiles and rides off into the sunset without her. So not only did he refuse the girl (with nothing in the film foreshadowing this) but he also refuses the crown. Would Akkad still fall (in the first film, Mathayus is the LastOfHisKind), if Mathayus stayed?
18th Dec '15 10:36:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''ShadowHearts'' does this a few times. The Canonical ending of the first ends with [[spoiler: Alice dying, meaning Yuri did not get the girl after all.]] However, Yuri's next apparent love interest, Karin, [[spoiler: Was sent into the past, meaning she did not get the guy....instead becoming his mother.]] But, the StableTimeLoop allows Yuri to [[spoiler: earn his happy ending]] after all.
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* ''ShadowHearts'' ''VideoGame/ShadowHearts'' does this a few times. The Canonical ending of the first ends with [[spoiler: Alice dying, meaning Yuri did not get the girl after all.]] However, Yuri's next apparent love interest, Karin, [[spoiler: Was sent into the past, meaning she did not get the guy....instead becoming his mother.]] But, the StableTimeLoop allows Yuri to [[spoiler: earn his happy ending]] after all.
10th Dec '15 6:18:41 AM catmuto
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'', [[spoiler: Jude did not get the girl - as the girl had to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]].
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* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'', [[spoiler: ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' ** Jude did not get the girl - as the girl Milla [[spoiler: because she had to AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]].AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence]]. ** Despite their history together, Alvin did not get to be with [[spoiler: Presa]]. Same with Rowen and [[spoiler: Nachtigal's sister, whom he was engaged to. She was presumed dead during an accident, but can be found later alive and healthy, but suffering from Amnesia, with no memories of Rowen. And she is HappilyMarried]]. * ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' ** A case can be made for Ludger and Alternate Milla, with heavy implications that Milla had feelings for Ludger. Likely a case of ForegoneConclusion, as being part of a fractured dimension means she was never supposed to be in the prime dimension to begin with. [[spoiler: And she ultimately has to die, in order for the prime dimension's Milla to return and brings things back in order.]] ** Just as with the previous game, [[spoiler: Jude and Milla still cannot remain together, as Milla can only remain in the Human Realm for a limited time now]]. Same can be said for [[ShipTease Gaius and Muzét]] or Ludger and Muzét, with the former admitting in his diary that he has a crush on her, though how severe this case is debateable; Muzét is the only Great Spirit who can freely walk between the Spirit and Human Realm.
1st Dec '15 3:07:34 PM fabgay
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* Brian Kinney at the end of the US version of ''QueerAsFolk''. Despite having declared his love for Justin and even proposing marriage, which was what Justin wanted even though it went against everything playboy Brian believed in, [[spoiler: the couple split up so that Justin could pursue an art career in NYC.]]
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* Brian Kinney at the end of the US version of ''QueerAsFolk''. Despite having declared his love for Justin and even proposing marriage, which was what Justin wanted even though it went against everything playboy Brian believed in, [[spoiler: the couple split up so that Justin could pursue an art career in NYC.]]]] {{Word of God}} says this was not a breakup.
17th Nov '15 7:28:00 PM FF32
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* In ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'', Shakespeare can't have his love because not only is he a common man, while she is a noblewoman, but he is married and she engaged to someone else. His frustration over this leads him to change the ending of ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet''.
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* In ''Film/ShakespeareInLove'', Shakespeare can't have his love because not only is he a common man, while she is a noblewoman, but he is married and she engaged to someone else. His frustration over this leads him to change the ending of ''Theater/RomeoAndJuliet''.''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''.
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