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25th Aug '16 10:13:15 AM 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 OldNewFlame, [[KnightInShiningArmor Sir Ravenal]]. He turns back into a sprite just as the pair are HappilyMarried.
* Emily doesn't end up with Victor at the end of ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''. In fact, she willingly lets him return to Victoria, his real fiancée.

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* In Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''Jack Frost'' special, the titular sprite is 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 OldNewFlame, NewOldFlame, [[KnightInShiningArmor Sir Ravenal]]. He turns back into a sprite just as the pair are HappilyMarried.
* In ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride,'' Emily doesn't end gives up with her chance to marry Victor at the end of ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride''. In fact, [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy so that she willingly lets him return to Victoria, his real fiancée.can marry Victoria instead]].



* Toward the end of Harold Ramis' remake of ''Film/{{Bedazzled|2000}}'', the hero finally finds the courage to ask out his LoveInterest. As it turns out, she's seeing someone. This is actually a plot point: at the beginning of the movie the main character mentions that she's recently split up with her [unseen] boyfriend, and [[spoiler:his final wish, that [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy she have a happy life]], apparently undoes the break-up.]] He handles it admirably, given what he's been through. Although, bizarrely, the hero ''does'' then end up with another, kookier, more down-to-earth girl who is ''played by the same actress''.

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* Toward the end of Harold Ramis' remake of ''Film/{{Bedazzled|2000}}'', the hero finally finds the courage to ask out his LoveInterest. As it turns out, she's seeing someone. This is actually a plot point: at the beginning of the movie the main character mentions that she's recently split up with her [unseen] boyfriend, and [[spoiler:his final wish, that [[IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy she have a happy life]], apparently undoes the break-up.]] break-up]]. He handles it admirably, given what he's been through. Although, bizarrely, the hero ''does'' then end up with another, kookier, more down-to-earth girl who is ''played by the same actress''.



-->'''Catwoman:''' Bruce... I'd love to live with you in your castle forever, like in fairy tales. NO! I just couldn't live with myself! So ''don't'' pretend this is a happy ending!

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-->'''Catwoman:''' Bruce... I'd love to live with you in your castle forever, like in fairy tales. NO! I just couldn't live with myself! So ''don't'' pretend this is a happy ending!



* ''Film/SupermanReturns'' plays with this; Superman isn't ever going to wind up with Lois because she's engaged to Richard, but Richard will never see her fully commit to him either because she still loves Superman. The real 'fun' comes in when you realize that the only way that the situation will ever be resolved is by [[MurderTheHypotenuse eliminating a corner of the triangle.]] And then there's the little revelation that Superman is the biological father of Lois's son, Jason, yet the guy who Jason has seen as his father for his entire life has been Richard.

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* ''Film/SupermanReturns'' plays with this; Superman isn't ever going to wind up with Lois because she's engaged to Richard, but Richard will never see her fully commit to him either because she still loves Superman. The real 'fun' comes in when you realize that the only way that the situation will ever be resolved is by [[MurderTheHypotenuse eliminating a corner of the triangle.]] triangle]]. And then there's the little revelation that Superman is the biological father of Lois's son, Jason, yet the guy who Jason has seen as his father for his entire life has been Richard.
25th Aug '16 10:08:48 AM JoeMerl
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* The Creator/RankinBassProductions ''Jack Frost'' special follows the titular sprite as he tries to gain the things he needs to become human: a house, a horse, a bag of gold, and a wife. He set his sights on the one girl who loved Jack Frost, the sprite... but he couldn't get her to love him as Jack Snip, the human. In the end he returns to being a sprite and she marries someone else.

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* The Creator/RankinBassProductions In Creator/RankinBassProductions' ''Jack Frost'' special follows special, the titular sprite as he tries to gain the things he needs to become human: is InvisibleToNormals, but hears a house, a horse, a bag of gold, and a wife. He set his sights on the one beautiful girl who loved named Elisa say that she's "in love with Jack Frost, the sprite... Frost." Falling for her too, he [[ToBecomeHuman becomes human]], but he couldn't get her to love him as Jack Snip, the human. In the end he returns to being a sprite and will only stay that way if she marries someone else.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 OldNewFlame, [[KnightInShiningArmor Sir Ravenal]]. He turns back into a sprite just as the pair are HappilyMarried.
22nd Aug '16 9:28:34 PM Homemaderat
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* In yet another Creator/ETAHoffmann story, ''Literature/TheArtushof'' Traugott makes this a habit. He does not get Christina (the girl he was engaged to) because he wants Felizitas. He quests for her after her father kicks him out of the house, and manages to attract Dorina, the daughter of another painter he stays with, but when he won't marry her, he gets kicked out. When he gets home after not getting two girls he finds out Felizitas got married to another man. Three strikes and you're out.
22nd Aug '16 3:16:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/{{Family}}'': Kurt begins a relationship with Talia, but he refuses to save her criminal father Gio when he suffers a heart attack. It's implied they break up over this.
21st Aug '16 7:22:42 PM TheNerevarine
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* Poor Alex Elder in ''ComicBook/{Crimson}}''. First, his girlfriend is murdered by the vampire gang that turned him and her death continues to haunt him for many issues. Then, he meets [[BettyAndVeronica two other girls that fall in love with him separately, and, to some extent, he returns their feelings]]. When it appears he's finally made up his mind, the girl he chooses performs a [[HeroicSacrifice heroic sacrifice]] to save him, and the other one joins a convent, leaving him alone at the end (although its implied he plans on reuniting with her in the epilogue).

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* Poor Alex Elder in ''ComicBook/{Crimson}}''.''ComicBook/{{Crimson}}''. First, his girlfriend is murdered by the vampire gang that turned him and her death continues to haunt him for many issues. Then, he meets [[BettyAndVeronica two other girls that fall in love with him separately, and, to some extent, he returns their feelings]]. When it appears he's finally made up his mind, the girl he chooses performs a [[HeroicSacrifice heroic sacrifice]] to save him, and the other one joins a convent, leaving him alone at the end (although its implied he plans on reuniting with her the other girl in the epilogue).
21st Aug '16 6:48:58 PM Az_Tech341
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* Poor Alex Elder in ''ComicBook/{Crimson}}''. First, his girlfriend is murdered by the vampire gang that turned him and her death continues to haunt him for many issues. Then he meets [[BettyAndVeronica two other girls that fall in love with him separately, and to some extend he returns their feelings]]. When it seems like he finally made up his mind, the girl he chooses performs a HeroicSacrifice to save him and the other one joins a convent, leaving him alone at the end although its implied he plans on reuniting with her in the epilogue.

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* Poor Alex Elder in ''ComicBook/{Crimson}}''. First, his girlfriend is murdered by the vampire gang that turned him and her death continues to haunt him for many issues. Then Then, he meets [[BettyAndVeronica two other girls that fall in love with him separately, and and, to some extend extent, he returns their feelings]]. When it seems like he appears he's finally made up his mind, the girl he chooses performs a HeroicSacrifice [[HeroicSacrifice heroic sacrifice]] to save him him, and the other one joins a convent, leaving him alone at the end although (although its implied he plans on reuniting with her in the epilogue.epilogue).
21st Aug '16 6:42:56 PM TheNerevarine
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* Poor Alex Elder in ''ComicBook/{Crimson}}''. First, his girlfriend is murdered by the vampire gang that turned him and her death continues to haunt him for many issues. Then he meets [[BettyAndVeronica two other girls that fall in love with him separately, and to some extend he returns their feelings]]. When it seems like he finally made up his mind, the girl he chooses performs a HeroicSacrifice to save him and the other one joins a convent, leaving him alone at the end although its implied he plans on reuniting with her in the epilogue.
18th Aug '16 1:45:41 PM Rynneer
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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Ashfur did not get Squirrelflight.

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* ''Literature/WarriorCats'': Ashfur did not get Squirrelflight.Squirrelflight, Thrushpelt did not get Bluestar, and several notable genderbent examples include Cinderpelt and Firestar, Spottedleaf and Firestar, Mapleshade and Appledusk, Feathertail and Crowfeather, and Leopardstar did not get Tigerstar.
28th Jun '16 10:07:44 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* Towards the end of ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'', [[spoiler:B.J. Blazkowicz realizes that as long as the Nazis still remain, he can not get Anya]], and instead allows her to TakeUpMySword for the war to come, knowing that he'll likely die in the battle against Deathshead. [[spoiler:[[TheHeroDies Which he does]], unless the sound of an apporaching helicopter means that NoOneGetsLeftBehind]].
22nd Jun '16 5:52:39 PM DeadSkunk
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* TheMisanthrope: Alceste refuses Célimène's offer of marriage because he's finally sure that she doesn't love him (or at least doesn't love him any more than she loves any man who pays attention to her).
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