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22nd Mar '17 11:04:16 PM Az_Tech341
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* The last episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' [[spoiler:doesn't show Dipper hooking up with anybody]]. There were already episodes devoted to the ShipSinking of him with Wendy and Candy. Interestingly enough, it seems like Pacifica was the only candidate left. And before you mention [[Main/[=Incenst=] Mabel]], just know that, outside of certain groups, you WILL get destroyed by Dipper/Pacifica shippers.

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* The last episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' [[spoiler:doesn't show Dipper hooking up with anybody]]. There were already episodes devoted to the ShipSinking of him with Wendy and Candy. Interestingly enough, it seems like Pacifica was the only candidate left. And before you mention [[Main/[=Incenst=] Mabel]], just know that, outside of certain groups, you WILL get destroyed by Dipper/Pacifica shippers.
22nd Mar '17 9:46:32 PM BNSF1995
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' had a field day with this trope; [[spoiler: Shirley died shortly after her AnguishedDeclarationOfLove so she and Lelouch didn't end up together. Season 2 also spent a lot of episodes teasing the [[UnresolvedSexualTension sexual tension]] between Lelouch and Kallen. That also came a to a halt when Lelouch willingly pushed her away so she wouldn't get involved in his final plan. Finally, Lelouch ''also'' didn't end up with C.C. because of his own death. Suzaku also did not get Euphemia; although they were in a relationship briefly, Euphie gets shot by Zero/Lelouch after the SAZ Japan massacre. And, given the [[IncestSubtext subtext]], Lelouch did not get Euphie either.]]

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' had a field day with this trope; [[spoiler: Shirley died shortly after her AnguishedDeclarationOfLove so she and Lelouch didn't end up together. Season 2 also spent a lot of episodes teasing the [[UnresolvedSexualTension sexual tension]] between Lelouch and Kallen. That also came a to a halt when Lelouch willingly pushed her away so she wouldn't get involved in his final plan. Finally, Lelouch ''also'' didn't end up with C.C. because of his own death. Suzaku also did not get Euphemia; although they were in a relationship briefly, Euphie gets shot by Zero/Lelouch after the SAZ Japan massacre. And, given the [[IncestSubtext subtext]], Lelouch did not get Euphie either. [[Main/[=Uncancelled=]with the coming of Season 3]], though, and the knowledge that, somehow, Lelouch will come BackFromTheDead, anything can happen.]]
22nd Mar '17 9:43:22 PM BNSF1995
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* The last episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' [[spoiler:doesn't show Dipper hooking up with anybody]]. There were already episodes devoted to the ShipSinking of him with Wendy and Candy. Interestingly enough, it seems like Pacifica was the only candidate left...

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* The last episode of ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' [[spoiler:doesn't show Dipper hooking up with anybody]]. There were already episodes devoted to the ShipSinking of him with Wendy and Candy. Interestingly enough, it seems like Pacifica was the only candidate left...left. And before you mention [[Main/[=Incenst=] Mabel]], just know that, outside of certain groups, you WILL get destroyed by Dipper/Pacifica shippers.
19th Mar '17 3:57:47 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Film/LoveActually'' - Part of the BittersweetEnding, [[spoiler:Sarah and Karl]] don't end up together. A lesser extent is with Mark. [[spoiler: He cares deeply for his friend Peter and was in love with Peter's girlfriend/wife Juliet for some time (to the point he even pushed her away out of loyalty for Peter and to save himself from the pain)]] but couldn't reconcile his feelings towards both because they were getting married. It arguably ends well as [[spoiler: Mark never expected to get Juliet from Peter and she gave him a pity kiss and they are able to get along as friends.]]

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* ''Film/LoveActually'' - Part of the BittersweetEnding, [[spoiler:Sarah and Karl]] don't end up together. A lesser extent is with Mark. [[spoiler: He cares deeply for his friend Peter and was in love with Peter's girlfriend/wife Juliet for some time (to the point he even pushed her away out of loyalty for Peter and to save himself from the pain)]] but couldn't reconcile his feelings towards both because they were getting married. It arguably ends well as [[spoiler: Mark never expected to get Juliet from Peter and she gave him a pity kiss and they are able to get along as friends.]]



** Karrin Murphy, who Harry has the most ongoing chemistry with. They planned to take the "unresolved" out of their UnresolvedSexualTension at the end of ''Literature/{{Changes}}'', but then [[spoiler:Harry catches a bad case of sniper.]] In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Karrin and Harry finally have a BigDamnKiss, but she has very good reasons to hesitate, such as [[spoiler:Harry gets a hard-on during the Big Damn Battle, thanks to the Winter Knight's Mantle]] and an arguably better potential match for Harry in Molly who is now [[spoiler:the Winter Lady after Maeve's death]]. Karen's own emotional baggage, and personal issues, also play a big part in her decision.

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** Karrin Murphy, who Harry has the most ongoing chemistry with. They planned to take the "unresolved" out of their UnresolvedSexualTension at the end of ''Literature/{{Changes}}'', but then [[spoiler:Harry catches a bad case of sniper.]] In ''Literature/ColdDays'', Karrin and Harry finally have a BigDamnKiss, but she has very good reasons to hesitate, such as [[spoiler:Harry gets a hard-on during the Big Damn Battle, thanks to the Winter Knight's Mantle]] and an arguably better a potential match for Harry in Molly who is now [[spoiler:the Winter Lady after Maeve's death]]. Karen's own emotional baggage, and personal issues, also play a big part in her decision.



* Lancelot from ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}''. In this version, Arthur/Guinevere is not a political marriage, but a real love connection. Also Merlin and Freya.
** And [[spoiler:Guinevere doesn't get the guy, with Arthur dying at the end.]]
* ''Series/ICarly'': Carly Shay doesn't get the guy at the end of "iOMG", but since this is a season finale cliffhanger, the next season could resolve it differently. Resolved (for now at least) and [[spoiler: subverted. Sam doesn't end up with Freddie either.]]
** Though in the end, Carly ''does'' get the guy right before she leaves.
** It is strongly implied that [[spoiler: Sam does end up with Freddie in Sam & Kat]]

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* Lancelot from ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}''. In this version, Arthur/Guinevere is not a political marriage, but a real love connection. Also Merlin and Freya.
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Freya. And [[spoiler:Guinevere doesn't get the guy, with Arthur dying at the end.]]
* ''Series/ICarly'': Carly Shay doesn't get the guy at the end of "iOMG", but since this is a season finale cliffhanger, cliffhanger. By the next season could resolve it differently. Resolved (for now at least) and [[spoiler: subverted. Sam end of the real finale, [[spoiler:Sam doesn't end up with Freddie either.]]
** Though in the end,
either, but Carly ''does'' get the guy right before she leaves.
** It is strongly
leaves]]. It's implied that [[spoiler: Sam [[spoiler:Sam does end up with Freddie in Sam ''Sam & Kat]]Cat'']].



* Throughout the first season of ''Series/AgentsOfShield'', there is considerable ShipTease between Ward and Skye. Then she learns that [[spoiler:he's TheMole]] and rejects him.
** Her second love interest, Lincoln [[spoiler: performs a HeroicSacrifice to save the world]].

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* Throughout the first season of ''Series/AgentsOfShield'', there is considerable ShipTease between Ward and Skye. Then she learns that [[spoiler:he's TheMole]] and rejects him.
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him. Her second love interest, Lincoln [[spoiler: performs Lincoln, [[spoiler:performs a HeroicSacrifice to save the world]].



* While the ending of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'' is an example of [[BittersweetEnding that other trope]], ''Eternal Punishment'' plays this straight as [[spoiler: Tatsuya ends up returning to the Other Side, and if Maya ever gets involved with This Side's Tatsuya there'd be a risk of screwing over the world again, so seeing him or his brother isn't really an option either. The ending movie with Maya accepting this and walking by Tatsuya without saying anything]] is a real ''TearJerker''.
** In fact this is built into the title of the games; this is Tatsuya's "Eternal Punishment" for the "Innocent Sin" that he commented during the first game.
** In a similar vein, the Protagonists do not get the girls/guys in ''{{Persona 3}}''. [[spoiler: A HeroicSacrifice to become the BarrierMaiden for the world can do that.]]

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* While the ending of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'' is an example of [[BittersweetEnding that other trope]], ''Eternal Punishment'' plays this straight as [[spoiler: Tatsuya ends up returning to the Other Side, and if Maya ever gets involved with This Side's Tatsuya there'd be a risk of screwing over the world again, so seeing him or his brother isn't really an option either. The ending movie with has Maya accepting this and walking by Tatsuya without saying anything]] is a real ''TearJerker''.
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anything]]. In fact fact, this is built into the title of the games; this is Tatsuya's "Eternal Punishment" for the "Innocent Sin" that he commented during the first game.
** In a similar vein, the * The Protagonists do not get the girls/guys in ''{{Persona ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. [[spoiler: A HeroicSacrifice to become the BarrierMaiden for the world can do that.]]that]].



* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem 7]]'', this happens with ''two'' of Priscilla's potential love interests, as her noble status prevents her from being able to continue a relationship with both Guy, a poor swordsmen, and Heath, a Wyvern Knight deserter. Sain is another potential partner, but his duties to his kingdom prevent him from leaving for her and their support chat ends with them coming to this realization. Erk, her ''fourth'' option, is the only one that actually ''can'' stay with Priscilla due to him having friends in high places.
** In the same title, Harken and Vaida must part ways due to their dedication to their respective lords.

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* In ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem 7]]'', this 7]]'':
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happens with ''two'' of Priscilla's potential love interests, as her noble status prevents her from being able to continue a relationship with both Guy, a poor swordsmen, and Heath, a Wyvern Knight deserter. Sain is another potential partner, but his duties to his kingdom prevent him from leaving for her and their support chat ends with them coming to this realization. Erk, her ''fourth'' option, is the only one that actually ''can'' stay with Priscilla due to him having friends in high places.
** In the same title, Harken and Vaida must part ways due to their dedication to their respective lords.



* Most of the origin stories in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' include an extra one-sided-or-not LoveInterest, and in fact, every female Warden can run into one in hers. Needless to say, she won't get to keep him even if she wants to, a fact which is sometimes presented [[TearJerker rather painfully]].
** Any male Warden who romanced Morrigan has this occur prior to end-game. The entire plot of "Witch Hunt" has the Warden attempting to track down Morrigan [[spoiler: and their child]].

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'':
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Most of the origin stories in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' include an extra one-sided-or-not LoveInterest, and in fact, every female Warden can run into one in hers. Needless to say, she won't get to keep him even if she wants to, a fact which is sometimes presented [[TearJerker rather painfully]].
** *** Any male Warden who romanced Morrigan has this occur prior to end-game. The entire plot of "Witch Hunt" has the Warden attempting to track down Morrigan [[spoiler: and their child]].



* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights: Hordes of the Underdark'' reveals that the Hero of Neverwinter was good, male, and completed the romance subquest with Aribeth. And then [[spoiler:Aribeth was executed for treason with the Hero protesting every step of the process and the Hero leaves the city, estranged from its lords and his friends]].
** The fan-made module ''VideoGame/TheBastardOfKosigan'' has the hero's former LoveInterest die an unavoidable death at the hands of French assassins, even if you attempt to renew your relationship with her.

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* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights: Hordes of the Underdark'' reveals that the Hero of Neverwinter was good, male, and completed the romance subquest with Aribeth. And then [[spoiler:Aribeth was executed for treason with the Hero protesting every step of the process and the Hero leaves the city, estranged from its lords and his friends]].
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friends]]. The fan-made module ''VideoGame/TheBastardOfKosigan'' has the hero's former LoveInterest die an unavoidable death at the hands of French assassins, even if you attempt to renew your relationship with her.



* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' and the sequel has both [[spoiler:Revan]] and [[spoiler:the Jedi Exile]] vanish into the Unknown Regions to seek out the old Sith Empire to finish the fight, leaving behind a LoveInterest (and all their allies, for that matter) in both cases.
** It's later revealed in ''Literature/{{Revan}}'' that [[spoiler:Revan ''did'' get the girl; he and Bastila were married between the two games, and she was pregnant with his son when he vanished (on a trip that was supposed to only be temporary).]]

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* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' and the sequel has both [[spoiler:Revan]] and [[spoiler:the Jedi Exile]] vanish into the Unknown Regions to seek out the old Sith Empire to finish the fight, leaving behind a LoveInterest (and all their allies, for that matter) in both cases.
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cases. It's later revealed in ''Literature/{{Revan}}'' that [[spoiler:Revan ''did'' get the girl; he and Bastila were married between the two games, and she was pregnant with his son when he vanished (on a trip that was supposed to only be temporary).]]



* ''VideoGame/{{Soul|Series}}'' series: According to the ''Soulcalibur V'' profile for Leixia (daughter of Xianghua), her father is ''not'' Kilik, her LoveInterest for the previous four games.
** [[spoiler:Somewhat subverted in that Kilik and Xianghua ''were'' together for a period of time; Kilik left because he realized they couldn't truly be together and thus vowed to protect Xianghua and the world she lived in as thanks for her selfless, unconditional love for him. However, he did consummate his relationship with Xianghua before departing for good, which led to Xianghua's firstborn: ''Xiba''. In Kilik's case, it's "Did Not ''Keep'' The Girl" (or perhaps "''Could Not'' Keep The Girl").]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Soul|Series}}'' series: ''VideoGame/SoulSeries'': According to the ''Soulcalibur V'' profile for Leixia (daughter of Xianghua), her father is ''not'' Kilik, her LoveInterest for the previous four games.
** [[spoiler:Somewhat subverted in that Kilik and Xianghua ''were'' together for a period of time; Kilik left because he realized they couldn't truly be together and thus vowed to protect Xianghua and the world she lived in as thanks for her selfless, unconditional love for him. However, he did consummate his relationship with Xianghua before departing for good, which led to Xianghua's firstborn: ''Xiba''. In Kilik's case, it's "Did Not ''Keep'' The Girl" (or perhaps "''Could Not'' Keep The Girl").]]
games.



* Steve from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is a poster boy for this trope as the episodes where he tries to get the girl always ends like this because StatusQuoIsGod.
** His longest relationship is with Debbie that dump him in "Bar Mitzvah Hustle" (''twice''). And when he date Akiko (Toshi's sister), she disappear whithout mention in the next episodes and Steve has gone back to being single.

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* Steve from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is a poster boy for this trope as the episodes where he tries to get the girl always ends like this because StatusQuoIsGod.
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StatusQuoIsGod. His longest relationship is with Debbie that dump him in "Bar Mitzvah Hustle" (''twice''). And when he date Akiko (Toshi's sister), she disappear whithout mention in the next episodes and Steve has gone back to being single.



** Only by choice because he believed (arguably correctly) that relationships with any of them [[ItsNotYouItsMyEnemies could lead to their deaths at the hands of his enemies]]. Or, it could be interpreted that Bruce could never commit to a relationship since [[MarriedToTheJob it would always get in the way of "the mission."]] In the case of Andrea Beaumont, ''she'' dumped ''him'', choosing RevengeBeforeReason.
** He also made-out with the Cheetah in a particularly memorable scene.



* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryInc'': Shaggy and Velma have hooked up prior to the series' beginning, [[spoiler: but he breaks it off with her when he thinks it means it'll jeopardize his and Scooby's friendship. She remains quite bitter about this for a while]].
** This also happened with Ricky Owens and Cassidy Williams (a.k.a. Mr. E and Angel Dynamite), [[spoiler: but in the GrandFinale's new timeline, they are HappilyMarried]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooMysteryInc'': Shaggy and Velma have hooked up prior to the series' beginning, [[spoiler: but he breaks it off with her when he thinks it means it'll jeopardize his and Scooby's friendship. She remains quite bitter about this for a while]]. \n** This also happened with Ricky Owens and Cassidy Williams (a.k.a. Mr. E and Angel Dynamite), [[spoiler: but in the GrandFinale's new timeline, they are HappilyMarried]].
19th Mar '17 2:06:21 PM AlexWard
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** It is strongly implied that [[spoiler: Sam does end up with Freddie in Sam & Kat]]
12th Mar '17 12:14:58 PM Gamermaster
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* Yuuno from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' had a crush on Nanoha for a long time, possibly ever since they first met, but she ended up with [[WordOfGay Fate]] instead. It's implied that [[ObliviousToLove Nanoha never knew that he liked her as anything more than a close friend]] even after 10+ years of knowing him.
12th Mar '17 12:14:11 PM Gamermaster
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* Yuuno from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' had a crush on Nanoha for a long time, possibly ever since they first met, but she ended up with [[WordOfGay Fate]] instead. It's implied that [[ObliviousToLove Nanoha never knew that he liked her as anything more than a close friend]] even after 10+ years of knowing him.
26th Feb '17 12:01:00 PM nombretomado
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* Played for laughs with Simon Cooper in ''TheInbetweeners''. He spends the course of the entire show trying to win her over, usually blowing it in hilarious ways. He does get to kiss her in the final episode of series 2, but she goes back to her boyfriend.

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* Played for laughs with Simon Cooper in ''TheInbetweeners''.''Series/TheInbetweeners''. He spends the course of the entire show trying to win her over, usually blowing it in hilarious ways. He does get to kiss her in the final episode of series 2, but she goes back to her boyfriend.
26th Jan '17 5:34:30 PM Az_Tech341
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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': Mordecai's budding relationship with Margaret is cut short by her leaving town after being accepted into her dream college. In the last episode, [[spoiler: he ''does'' in fact get a girlfriend and later a wife...and it's someone introduced in literally the last two minutes of the show's run.]]
26th Jan '17 7:42:55 AM ErichoTOME
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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': Mordecai's budding relationship with Margaret is cut short by her leaving town after being accepted into her dream college.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': Mordecai's budding relationship with Margaret is cut short by her leaving town after being accepted into her dream college. In the last episode, [[spoiler: he ''does'' in fact get a girlfriend and later a wife...and it's someone introduced in literally the last two minutes of the show's run.]]
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