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25th Jan '18 6:32:40 AM StFan
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A rare case where TheProtagonist-- who is clearly not [[CelibateHero celibate]] -- ''doesn't'' end up with the LoveInterest. Someone else wins her heart or she has no choice but to marry someone to save her family or something. For whatever reason the hero ends the story alone. It can be played either for comedy or tragedy. It isn't always a DownerEnding or a BittersweetEnding, but it sure does tend to be that way.

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A rare case where TheProtagonist-- TheProtagonist -- who is clearly not [[CelibateHero celibate]] -- ''doesn't'' end up with the LoveInterest. Someone else wins her heart or she has no choice but to marry someone to save her family or something. For whatever reason the hero ends the story alone. It can be played either for comedy or tragedy. It isn't always a DownerEnding or a BittersweetEnding, but it sure does tend to be that way.



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* In ''FanFic/TheMasksWeWear'', Zuko loses his affection for Mai as a result of his increasing similarity to his sister.
* In ''FanFic/{{Shatterheart}}'' Fai had been struggling [[spoiler: with his eventual betrayal of the group and the exhausting effects of lying to everyone.]] By the time he comes to terms with his love for Kurogane, he can't do anything about it as Kurogane has already gotten together with Syaoran and he has to watch them became lovers.
* L in ''FanFic/ACharmedLife''. Though he has captured Misa at the end of the story and confined her to his bondage dungeon he would have much rather have had [[HoYay Light.]]

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* In ''FanFic/TheMasksWeWear'', ''Fanfic/{{The Masks We Wear|AvatarTheLastAirbender}}'', Zuko loses his affection for Mai as a result of his increasing similarity to his sister.
* In ''FanFic/{{Shatterheart}}'' ''Fanfic/{{Shatterheart}}'' Fai had been struggling [[spoiler: with his eventual betrayal of the group and the exhausting effects of lying to everyone.]] By the time he comes to terms with his love for Kurogane, he can't do anything about it as Kurogane has already gotten together with Syaoran and he has to watch them became lovers.
* L in ''FanFic/ACharmedLife''.''Fanfic/ACharmedLife''. Though he has captured Misa at the end of the story and confined her to his bondage dungeon he would have much rather have had [[HoYay Light.]]



* In ''FanFic/TheRWBYLoops'', Sun Wukong joins the looping crew only to find that Blake Belladonna, the girl he was crushing on, has been dating Yang Xiao Long for quite some time and the two are, in fact, recently engaged. Unusually for this trope, everyone is aware of the situation and somewhat sympathetic, attempting to help him move on.

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* In ''FanFic/TheRWBYLoops'', ''Fanfic/TheRWBYLoops'', Sun Wukong joins the looping crew only to find that Blake Belladonna, the girl he was crushing on, has been dating Yang Xiao Long for quite some time and the two are, in fact, recently engaged. Unusually for this trope, everyone is aware of the situation and somewhat sympathetic, attempting to help him move on.



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* Peter Ustinov's play ''The Love of the Four Colonels'' is set in Germany shortly after World War 2, where the four titular officers - one from each occupying power - come across Sleeping Beauty's castle and fall in love with her. Due to the machinations of the good and evil fairy, none of them gets the princess - the British and the Soviet colonel return to their wives (even though e. g. the Russian one has in the meantime given birth to another man's child), while the American and the Frenchman have themselves put to sleep so that in another 100 years they'll have another go at wooing her, even though they just know that the fairies will ensure that neither of them is successful.

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* Peter Ustinov's play ''The Love of the Four Colonels'' is set in Germany shortly after World War 2, where the four titular officers - -- one from each occupying power - -- come across Sleeping Beauty's castle and fall in love with her. Due to the machinations of the good and evil fairy, none of them gets the princess - -- the British and the Soviet colonel return to their wives (even though e. g. the Russian one has in the meantime given birth to another man's child), while the American and the Frenchman have themselves put to sleep so that in another 100 years they'll have another go at wooing her, even though they just know that the fairies will ensure that neither of them is successful.



1st Jan '18 6:53:37 PM DeadSkunk
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* DontThinkTwice: Although the couple were together at the beginning of the film, Sam breaks up with Jack at the climax, seemingly highlighting what his success has done to distance him from everyone. It's clear that this breakup has hit him the hardest, although they are all still friends at the end of the movie.

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* DontThinkTwice: ''Film/DontThinkTwice'': Although the couple were together at the beginning of the film, Sam breaks up with Jack at the climax, seemingly highlighting what his success has done to distance him from everyone. It's clear that this breakup has hit him the hardest, although they are all still friends at the end of the movie.
1st Jan '18 3:21:38 PM DeadSkunk
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* DontThinkTwice: Although the couple were together at the beginning of the film, Sam breaks up with Jack at the climax, seemingly highlighting what his success has done to distance him from everyone. It's clear that this breakup has hit him the hardest, although they are all still friends at the end of the movie.
24th Dec '17 9:21:20 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ComicBook/LesAiglesDeRome'': Marcus survives the Battle of Teutoburg Forest and his romantic rival Lepidus is taken out, but Priscilla is raped and decapitated while his son Titus is enslaved by the Germans.
23rd Dec '17 4:53:56 PM LoveAmongTheRuins
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* [[Literature/ClockpunkAndTheVitalizer Clockpunk]] doesn't get with the Vitalizer. It's probably for the best, since she's a superhero and he a supervillain. [[spoiler:He [[WorthyOpponent shows her some respect]] before fleeing, however.]]
20th Dec '17 12:23:19 PM Scabbard
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* ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'': the BondGirl dies halfway in the movie. In fact, across all ''Film/JamesBond'' movies, [[CartrightCurse thirty percent of the girls die before the end of the movie, and the rest are never seen again after the movie is over.]]

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* ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'': the The BondGirl dies halfway in the movie. In fact, across all ''Film/JamesBond'' movies, [[CartrightCurse thirty percent of the girls die before the end of the movie, and the rest are never seen again after the movie is over.]]
13th Dec '17 8:39:58 AM TheNerevarine
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* ''Film/{{Vikingdom}}'': The hero Eirick is in a relationship with LoveGoddess Freyja before the start of the movie. When he is killed in combat, she manages to resurrect him on the condition that they can never be together again and he ends up living as a depressed hermit for the next decade. [[spoiler:When she convinces her old love to move on and hook up with his companion Brynna, she dies at the end of the movie, performing a HeroicSacrifice to save him. This means the dude lost his two separate love interests during the movie]].
8th Dec '17 9:43:56 AM nombretomado
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* A rare female example in ''Film/ThePelicanBrief''. Creator/JuliaRoberts' character, who is the main character, and DenzelWashington's character was supposed to get together and was even scripted to have a lovemaking scene. However, UnfortunateImplications from the fan base of both actors caused the script to get rewritten where they part as close friends by the end of the film.

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* A rare female example in ''Film/ThePelicanBrief''. Creator/JuliaRoberts' character, who is the main character, and DenzelWashington's Creator/DenzelWashington's character was supposed to get together and was even scripted to have a lovemaking scene. However, UnfortunateImplications from the fan base of both actors caused the script to get rewritten where they part as close friends by the end of the film.
1st Dec '17 3:36:16 PM Oecchi
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* Played with in ''Anime/YuriOnIce'': Yuko seems this way when Yuri first meets her again, after going back to his hometown in Kyushu. He reminisces on their time growing up and learning to skate together, and comments "she's still cute," only for the viewer to learn, moments later, that's she's now married with triplets.....to a guy who used to bully Yuri, no less. But of course, Yuri's [[spoiler:not exactly straight]], and we haven't met a certain manic pixie Russian figure skater just yet.....

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* Played with in ''Anime/YuriOnIce'': Yuko seems this way when Yuri first meets her again, after going back to his hometown in Kyushu. He reminisces on their time growing up and learning to skate together, and comments "she's still cute," only for the viewer to learn, moments later, that's that she's now married with triplets.....triplets...to a guy who used to bully Yuri, no less. But of course, Yuri's [[spoiler:not exactly straight]], and we haven't met a certain manic pixie Russian figure skater just yet.....yet...
9th Nov '17 2:35:13 PM rjd1922
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* The infamous ending to ''Anime/TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach'' has the revelation that [[spoiler:Princess Peach was already engaged to a prince named Hal, which upsets Mario but [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy wishes her good luck regardless]] Needless to say, Prince Haru was never featured in any ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' media again.]].

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* The infamous ending to ''Anime/TheGreatMissionToSavePrincessPeach'' has the revelation that [[spoiler:Princess Peach was already engaged to a prince named Hal, which upsets Mario but [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy wishes her good luck regardless]] Needless to say, Prince Haru was never featured in any ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' media again.]].again]].
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