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7th Sep '17 9:47:51 PM TargetOnMyBack
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** Marcus is also this to Ivanova. However, his story arc ends in [[spoiler:an HeroicSacrifice, not a FaceHeelTurn. She's left devestated, regretting she never returned his advances and told him how she felt, and apparently spends the rest of her life recovering]].

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** Marcus is also this to Ivanova. However, his story arc ends in [[spoiler:an HeroicSacrifice, not a FaceHeelTurn. She's left devestated, devastated, regretting she never returned his advances and told him how she felt, and apparently spends the rest of her life recovering]].
8th Aug '17 8:26:53 AM SeptimusHeap
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** [[TheScrappy Norio]] is portrayed like this, and though he does have the traits, him being a {{Lolicon}} and incredibly annoying don't really garner much sympathy. He is at least 18, while Suou (who he obsessively chases after he falls in LoveAtFirstSight) is 13. Not only does no one find this weird, but his pursuit of Suou becomes rather creepy. The show tries to drum up sympathy for him with his mother being a Contractor, and his dad being depressed after she left him. His presence doesn't really add much to the story, but Suou herself even commented that he was just like Nika. Except he wasn't. At all.

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** [[TheScrappy Norio]] is portrayed like this, and though he does have the traits, him being a {{Lolicon}} paedophile and incredibly annoying don't really garner much sympathy. He is at least 18, while Suou (who he obsessively chases after he falls in LoveAtFirstSight) is 13. Not only does no one find this weird, but his pursuit of Suou becomes rather creepy. The show tries to drum up sympathy for him with his mother being a Contractor, and his dad being depressed after she left him. His presence doesn't really add much to the story, but Suou herself even commented that he was just like Nika. Except he wasn't. At all.
26th Jul '17 8:58:46 AM jayoungr
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* ''Literature/EnochArden:'' Philip Ray is very much an example of the "patient friend" type. He is in love with Annie for most of his life, but thinks he has lost his chance when she marries Enoch. When Enoch disappears on a sea voyage, Philip helps out the family but does not make a LoveConfession until Enoch has been missing for ten years. Even then, Philip is very sensitive toward Annie's feelings while he is RomancingTheWidow, and he never tries to rush her decision.

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* ''Literature/EnochArden:'' Philip Ray is very much an example of the "patient friend" type.low-key yearning. He is in love with Annie for most of his life, but thinks he has lost his chance when she marries Enoch. When Enoch disappears on a sea voyage, Philip helps out the family but does not make a LoveConfession until Enoch has been missing for ten years. Even then, Philip is very sensitive toward Annie's feelings while he is RomancingTheWidow, and he never tries to rush her decision.
26th Jul '17 8:57:42 AM jayoungr
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* ''Literature/EnochArden:'' Philip Ray is very much an example of the "patient friend" type. He is in love with Annie for most of his life, but thinks he has lost his chance when she marries Enoch. When Enoch disappears on a sea voyage, Philip helps out the family but does not make a LoveConfession until Enoch has been missing for ten years. Even then, Philip is very sensitive toward Annie's feelings while he is RomancingTheWidow, and he never tries to rush her decision.
26th Jul '17 8:46:59 AM jayoungr
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* Fred Astaire played a lot of characters like this, most notably in Top Hat and The Gay Divorcée, both of which feature him chasing after Ginger Rogers' character in a car the second time they meet.

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* Fred Astaire Creator/FredAstaire played a lot of characters like this, most notably in Top Hat ''Film/TopHat'' and ''[[Film/TheGayDivorcee The Gay Divorcée, both of which feature Divorcée]]'' (which features him chasing after Ginger Rogers' character in a car the second time they meet.meet).
21st Jul '17 6:46:17 AM Calllack
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* '''Low-Key Yearning:''' If Bob and Alice are either long time friends, or strangers who just got into a JustFriends relationship, Bob will take a more low-key route. Bob will likely begin by saying that he has his hopes for a more serious relationship, and he hopes Alice will eventually feel the same. He's content to be PlatonicLifePartners until that time comes. From here, he may remind her of his unrequited love every time he sees her, or he may never mention it again. Alice might refuse the RelationshipUpgrade because [[IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship she doesn't want to ruin this friendship]], or else believe that Bob just has a schoolboy crush he'll get over. If Alice is in a relationship, Bob might [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy try to accept it for Alice's sake]]. If Bob dates someone else in the interim, this may make Alice have a GreenEyedEpiphany and create a UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo.

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* '''Low-Key Yearning:''' If Bob and Alice are either long time friends, or strangers who just got into a JustFriends relationship, Bob will take a more low-key route. Bob will likely begin by saying that he has his hopes for a more serious relationship, and he hopes Alice will eventually feel the same. He's content to be PlatonicLifePartners until that time comes. From here, he may remind her of his unrequited love every time he sees her, or he may never mention it again. Alice might refuse the RelationshipUpgrade because [[IDontWantToRuinOurFriendship she doesn't want to ruin this friendship]], or else believe that Bob just has a schoolboy crush he'll get over. If Alice is in a relationship, Bob might [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy try to accept it for Alice's sake]]. If Bob dates someone else in the interim, this may make Alice have a GreenEyedEpiphany and create a an UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo.
11th Jun '17 1:41:39 PM Discar
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* ''Series/{{Supergirl 2015}}'': Winn is initially this to Kara, bordering on StalkerWithACrush, as he is obsessively helpful and even plays MissionControl when she first starts being a superhero. Kara thinks they're BetterAsFriends. Winn eventually comes to agree with her, growing out of the archetype a bit and giving up any attempts to initiate a romance with her. His later relationships with other women are all founded on him being a NiceGuy, but not a DoggedNiceGuy.
3rd Jun '17 10:09:45 AM nombretomado
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* Stalwart from ''[[WhateleyUniverse Whateley Academy]]''. He's first seen declaring his true love for protagonist Fey, who then uses her powers to magically throw him across the campus quad. But Stalwart is a nice guy and keeps trying, almost to the point of becoming a StalkerWithACrush. His persistence is rewarded when he becomes the only thing that stops a superpowered ninja from raping and killing Fey... and he almost dies from doing so. Fey heals him and ends up going on a date with him.

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* Stalwart from ''[[WhateleyUniverse ''[[Literature/WhateleyUniverse Whateley Academy]]''. He's first seen declaring his true love for protagonist Fey, who then uses her powers to magically throw him across the campus quad. But Stalwart is a nice guy and keeps trying, almost to the point of becoming a StalkerWithACrush. His persistence is rewarded when he becomes the only thing that stops a superpowered ninja from raping and killing Fey... and he almost dies from doing so. Fey heals him and ends up going on a date with him.
1st Jun '17 11:05:57 PM mouschilight
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' towards Sakura, until this was finally {{Defied|Trope}} in the Five Kage Summit arc. In Chapter 469, Sakura gave him her [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]], which she tried to pull off in the hopes that [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim he would stop trying to save Sasuke for her]]. Naruto easily saw right through her, [[WhatTheHellHero called her out for lying]], [[ShipSinking rejected her outright]] by telling her that he '''hates''' people who lie to themselves, and told her that ThePromise he made to her in Part I was no longer the reason why he's still trying to save Sasuke; he has [[TrueCompanions his own reasons]] now. He later revealed to Sai in Chapter 474 that he ''knew'' [[SingleTargetSexuality she always loved Sasuke]]. As it turns out, [[{{Irony}} Naruto had been lying to himself about his own feelings for Sakura]], because he never actually loved her as anything more than [[LikeBrotherAndSister a close friend or older sister]]. Once he finally moved on from [[LovingAShadow his one-sided shallow crush on her]], he eventually fell in love with and got HappilyMarried to [[spoiler:[[OneTrueLove Hinata]]]].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' towards Sakura, until this was finally {{Defied|Trope}} in the Five Kage Summit arc. In Chapter 469, Sakura gave him her [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]], which she tried to pull off in the hopes that [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim he would stop trying to save Sasuke for her]]. Naruto easily saw right through her, [[WhatTheHellHero called her out for lying]], [[ShipSinking rejected her outright]] by telling her that he '''hates''' people who lie to themselves, and told her that ThePromise he made to her in Part I was no longer the reason why he's still trying to save Sasuke; he has [[TrueCompanions his own reasons]] now. He later revealed to Sai in Chapter 474 that he ''knew'' [[SingleTargetSexuality she always loved Sasuke]]. As it turns out, [[{{Irony}} Naruto had been lying to himself about his own feelings for Sakura]], because he never actually loved cared for her as anything more than [[LikeBrotherAndSister a close friend or older sister]]. Once he finally moved on from [[LovingAShadow his one-sided shallow crush on her]], he eventually fell in love with and got HappilyMarried to [[spoiler:[[OneTrueLove Hinata]]]].
22nd May '17 10:29:18 PM Lizardon
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona3 Portable'' as the Female Protagonist, there’s a particularly obsessive NPC you can encounter at the Club Escapade who periodically gives you rare items in the hopes that one day you will reciprocate his feelings for you. Nothing comes out of it, though.

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* In ''VideoGame/Persona3 Portable'' as the Female Protagonist, there’s a particularly obsessive NPC you can encounter at the Club Escapade who periodically gives you rare items in the hopes that one day you will reciprocate his feelings for you.feelings. Nothing comes out of it, though.
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