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5th Dec '16 6:46:36 PM JoeMerl
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* In Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''Jack Frost'' special, the titular sprite is InvisibleToNormals, but hears a beautiful girl named Elisa say that she's "in love with Jack Frost." Falling for her too, he [[ToBecomeHuman becomes human]], but will only stay that way if she marries him by the beginning of spring. While she and "Jack Snip" become close, he learns right before the deadline that she's fallen in love with her NewOldFlame, [[KnightInShiningArmor Sir Ravenal]]. He turns back into a sprite just as the pair are HappilyMarried.

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* In Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''Jack Frost'' special, ''WesternAnimation/RankinBassJackFrost,'' the titular sprite is InvisibleToNormals, but hears a beautiful girl named Elisa say that she's "in love with Jack Frost." Falling for Taking her too, at her word, he [[ToBecomeHuman becomes human]], but will only stay that way if she marries him by the beginning of spring. While she and "Jack Snip" become close, he learns right before the deadline that she's fallen in love with her NewOldFlame, [[KnightInShiningArmor Sir Ravenal]]. He turns back into a sprite just as the pair are HappilyMarried.
20th Nov '16 7:41:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/BatmanBegins'', in which Rachel Dawes decides that Batman's commitment to Gotham won't allow him a fulfilling relationship with her. [[spoiler:This door slams shut for good when she is murdered in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. However, before she was murdered she decides to leave Bruce, a fact he doesn't learn until ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' from Alfred.]]

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* ''Film/TheDarkKnightTrilogy'':
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''Film/BatmanBegins'', in which Rachel Dawes decides that Batman's commitment to Gotham won't allow him a fulfilling relationship with her. [[spoiler:This door slams shut for good when she is murdered in ''Film/TheDarkKnight''. However, before she was murdered she decides to leave Bruce, a fact he doesn't learn until ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'' from Alfred.]]
20th Nov '16 7:40:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Doctor occasionally does this on ''Series/DoctorWho'', although mostly in the Revival. He didn't get together with Rose due to a combination of CannotSpitItOut and her getting stuck in an alternate universe. Even if he does succeed in romance, it's probably not going to last, because of his [[WhoWantsToLiveForever near-immortality]].

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
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The Doctor occasionally does this on ''Series/DoctorWho'', this, although mostly in the Revival. He didn't get together with Rose due to a combination of CannotSpitItOut and her getting stuck in an alternate universe. Even if he does succeed in romance, it's probably not going to last, because of his [[WhoWantsToLiveForever near-immortality]].
20th Nov '16 7:38:52 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lancelot from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. In this version, Arthur/Guinevere is not a political marriage, but a real love connection. Also Merlin and Freya.

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* Lancelot from ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}''. In this version, Arthur/Guinevere is not a political marriage, but a real love connection. Also Merlin and Freya.
20th Nov '16 7:34:37 AM Morgenthaler
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** In his non-Discworld novel ''{{Nation}}'' Mau and Daphne do not end up together due to duties and obligations to their respective cultures, though it's implied they are reincarnated as paired dolphins after their deaths.

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** In his non-Discworld novel ''{{Nation}}'' ''Literature/{{Nation}}'' Mau and Daphne do not end up together due to duties and obligations to their respective cultures, though it's implied they are reincarnated as paired dolphins after their deaths.
28th Oct '16 10:01:37 AM ASplashingKoi
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* The Disney version of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. Of course, seeing as it's Disney's take on it, it's a far happier ending than the KillEmAll ending of the book, but is still very much this trope.

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* The Disney version of ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', where Quasimodo's feelings for Esmeralda are unrequited and she ends up with Phoebus. Of course, seeing as it's Disney's take on it, it's a far happier ending than the KillEmAll ending of the book, but is still very much this trope.



* Franchise/IndianaJones gets the girl in each movie except ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''; though he liked would've if his love interest, Elsa Schneider, hadn't lost her life. She found herself in a LiteralCliffhanger, holding onto Indiana with one hand and reaching for the holy grail with the other. Indy couldn't persuade her to give up the prize and she fell to her death when her hand slipped from its glove.

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* Franchise/IndianaJones gets the girl in each movie except ''Film/IndianaJonesAndTheLastCrusade''; though he liked would've liked if his love interest, Elsa Schneider, hadn't lost her life. She found herself in a LiteralCliffhanger, holding onto Indiana with one hand and reaching for the holy grail with the other. Indy couldn't persuade her to give up the prize and she fell to her death when her hand slipped from its glove.
16th Oct '16 5:27:47 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[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.

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* In ''[[FireEmblemElibe ''[[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.



* Ike and Elincia in ''FireEmblem: Path of Radiance'', despite a decent amount of ShipTease between them. By the sequel, the chemistry between them is nonexistent and Elincia's feelings have shifted towards [[BodyguardCrush Geoffrey]] (and possibly [[LesYay his sister Lucia]]). This is mostly the result of [[DubText the English dub adding hints toward the pairing]] when the original Japanese portrayed them as strictly platonic, but being forced to back off when the sequel had a different OfficialCouple.

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* Ike and Elincia in ''FireEmblem: Path of Radiance'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance'', despite a decent amount of ShipTease between them. By the sequel, the chemistry between them is nonexistent and Elincia's feelings have shifted towards [[BodyguardCrush Geoffrey]] (and possibly [[LesYay his sister Lucia]]). This is mostly the result of [[DubText the English dub adding hints toward the pairing]] when the original Japanese portrayed them as strictly platonic, but being forced to back off when the sequel had a different OfficialCouple.
8th Oct '16 1:12:45 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/FreeAndEasy'': Elmer's CannotSpitItOut problem leads to OneDialogueTwoConversations when he's telling his feelings to Elvira, leading her to think he's TheMatchmaker and accepting Larry's proposal instead. The film ends with Elmer broken-hearted.



* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' films between Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa (rather fortunately, as a [[SurpriseIncest revelation]] in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'' makes clear).
21st Sep '16 1:04:19 PM upupandaway42
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** Her second love interest, Lincoln [[spoiler: performs a HeroicSacrifice to save the world]].
19th Sep '16 8:34:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* Robin Hobb’s ''[[RealmOfTheElderlings Farseer Trilogy]]'' is possibly one of the most depressing examples. [[spoiler:Remedied at the end of the ''Tawny Man'' trilogy, in which FitzChivalry ''finally does'' get the girl he had wanted to be with the entire time after her husband dies, something like thirty or forty years later. A clear case of EarnYourHappyEnding]].

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* Robin Hobb’s ''[[RealmOfTheElderlings ''[[Literature/RealmOfTheElderlings Farseer Trilogy]]'' is possibly one of the most depressing examples. [[spoiler:Remedied at the end of the ''Tawny Man'' trilogy, in which FitzChivalry ''finally does'' get the girl he had wanted to be with the entire time after her husband dies, something like thirty or forty years later. A clear case of EarnYourHappyEnding]].
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