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13th Jan '18 5:01:42 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''TheKingkillerChronicle'' series, Kvothe displays a low-key yearning for Denna.

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* In the ''TheKingkillerChronicle'' ''Literature/TheKingkillerChronicle'' series, Kvothe displays a low-key yearning for Denna.
6th Jan '18 8:33:11 PM Galactic-Radiance
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This recent shift to more harsh portrayals is in part due to the usual cycle of tropes and part to media trying to avert the the implications that MenActWomenAre, and that a romantic resolution depends solely on the man's determination.

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This recent shift to more harsh portrayals is in part due to the usual cycle of tropes and part to media trying to avert the the implications that MenActWomenAre, and that a romantic resolution depends solely on the man's determination.
29th Nov '17 8:15:09 PM jamespolk
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* Creator/PatrickSwayze's main character in ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' sang "King Henry the Eighth I am" to his love interest Molly over and over until she agreed to go out with him. I'm not sure, but in real life that behavior is probably more likely to land you a restraining order...

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* Creator/PatrickSwayze's main character ''Film/TheSingleStandard'': Tommy, who is perfectly aware that he is in ''Film/{{Ghost}}'' sang "King Henry the Eighth I am" friend zone--he even calls himself "boring"--but is content to his love interest Molly over and over until she agreed to go out with hang around Arden, occasionally asking plaintively if she'll marry him. I'm not sure, but in real life Eventually, after Packy dumps Arden, it works, and apparently she marries Tommy out of boredom. Until Packy shows up again, that behavior is probably more likely to land you a restraining order...is, and Tommy pulls out his gun.



* Both ''LifeIsBeautiful'' and ''TheTigerAndTheSnow'' from Roberto Benigni have this, as an over-energetic male protagonist (played by him) engages in stalkerish behavior to get the woman he is in love with.

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* Both ''LifeIsBeautiful'' ''Film/LifeIsBeautiful'' and ''TheTigerAndTheSnow'' ''Film/TheTigerAndTheSnow'' from Roberto Benigni have this, as an over-energetic male protagonist (played by him) engages in stalkerish behavior to get the woman he is in love with.
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.
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