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2nd Feb '17 8:14:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* Cody on ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' to Gwen, although he eventually decides IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy when she hooks up with his friend Trent. In the third season, ''TotalDramaWorldTour,'' he returns to the game and continues chasing Gwen (who has since broken up with Trent)...but when she hooks up with Duncan, [[TookALevelInJerkass he punches him in the face instead, and becomes more creeply obsessed with Gwen.]]

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* Cody on ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaIsland'' to Gwen, although he eventually decides IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy when she hooks up with his friend Trent. In the third season, ''TotalDramaWorldTour,'' ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaWorldTour,'' he returns to the game and continues chasing Gwen (who has since broken up with Trent)...but when she hooks up with Duncan, [[TookALevelInJerkass he punches him in the face instead, and becomes more creeply obsessed with Gwen.]]
15th Jan '17 12:03:03 PM Xtifr
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* In ''Literature/RogueStar'', Andy Quamodian has always been in love with Molly Zaldiver, but she fell for the [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys roguish Cliff Hawk]] instead. When she sends him a message asking for help, though, he's still willing to drop everything and rush to her aid, dreaming the whole time that maybe this time she'll reciprocate his feelings.
14th Jan '17 4:44:16 PM Eievie
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* '''Spectacular Displays:'''
If Bob and Alice are strangers or distant acquaintances when he falls for her, after the first confession that was turned down, he will show his affection in more and more spectacular ways to prove his serious intentions. Sometimes, the people around them will expect that Bob will eventually get together with Alice. Once Bob's displays of affection convince Alice to change her mind about him and give him a chance, the two will be portrayed as a normal couple. This is frequently used by romantic comedies or other shows/movies where they want to keep the audience asking WillTheyOrWontThey
* '''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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* '''Spectacular Displays:'''
*'''Spectacular Displays:''' If Bob and Alice are strangers or distant acquaintances when he falls for her, after the first confession that was turned down, he will show his affection in more and more spectacular ways to prove his serious intentions. Sometimes, the people around them will expect that Bob will eventually get together with Alice. Once Bob's displays of affection convince Alice to change her mind about him and give him a chance, the two will be portrayed as a normal couple. This is frequently used by romantic comedies or other shows/movies where they want to keep the audience asking WillTheyOrWontThey
* '''Low-Key Yearning:'''
*'''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.
14th Jan '17 4:43:49 PM Eievie
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'''Spectacular Displays:'''

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'''Low-Key Yearning:'''

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11th Jan '17 6:12:02 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/DorothyLSayers' LordPeterWimsey, though not by any stretch of the imagination a loser and rather more self-aware than most, otherwise fits this trope nicely in his wooing of Harriet Vane.

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* Creator/DorothyLSayers' LordPeterWimsey, Literature/LordPeterWimsey, though not by any stretch of the imagination a loser and rather more self-aware than most, otherwise fits this trope nicely in his wooing of Harriet Vane.
9th Jan '17 3:15:15 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Manga/SuperGals'': Aya is this to Rei Otohata. She spends a lot of time pining after him and trying to get him open up to her. Otohata, being the insensitive type, usually regards her affections with indifference or annoyance. He gets especially impatient with her when she cries, [[FragileFlower which she does often.]]
7th Jan '17 11:32:16 AM NWolfman
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* The male lead in ''Film/ChasingAmy'' refuses to give up on his love interest, even though she's a lesbian which ''[[IncompatibleOrientation should]]'' make his efforts ultimately worthless... except for the fact that she's actually a bisexual who [[NoBisexuals decided she would be more accepted as a lesbian]].

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* The male lead in ''Film/ChasingAmy'' refuses to give up on his love interest, even though she's a lesbian which ''[[IncompatibleOrientation should]]'' make his efforts ultimately worthless... except for the fact until she reveals that she's actually a bisexual who [[NoBisexuals decided she would be more accepted as a lesbian]].lesbian]]. The second half of the movie becomes a deconstruction of this concept, eventually shifting from a story of unrequited love to a cautionary tale about forcing someone to love you on your own terms.
5th Jan '17 9:10:33 PM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''Film/GoodNeighbors'', Victor pines after Louise throughout the film, while she pays little notice to him and uses him several times when it suits her needs.



* ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'': Gilbert Blythe is the epitome of the second variation. He makes a badly-time comment about Anne's red hair and falls for her the instant she smashes her slate over his head in retribution. However, Anne holds this grudge for five years or so, in which time he tries valiantly to convince her he's not the jerk he originally came off as. Once they're friends, he gently implies at times that he wants to be more than just friends, though since Anne is oblivious to both his feelings for her and her growing feelings for him, it goes over her head. He continues to try and be her friend even after she shoots down his marriage proposal and after she dates another man for nearly two years. It takes a near-death experience for Anne to realize she's in love with him, the poor guy.

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* ''Literature/AnneOfGreenGables'': Gilbert Blythe is the epitome of the second variation. He makes a badly-time badly-timed comment about Anne's red hair and falls for her the instant she smashes her slate over his head in retribution. However, Anne holds this grudge for five years or so, in which time he tries valiantly to convince her he's not the jerk he originally came off as. Once they're friends, he gently implies at times that he wants to be more than just friends, though since Anne is oblivious to both his feelings for her and her growing feelings for him, it goes over her head. He continues to try and be her friend even after she shoots down his marriage proposal and after she dates another man for nearly two years. It takes a near-death experience for Anne to realize she's in love with him, the poor guy.
3rd Dec '16 10:35:55 PM NEX7
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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', This kind of quest is the main story arc for Ted Mosby. The series starts with him being convinced he'll marry a girl he's just met, before even talking to her. Even though his borderline stalker attempots to win her affection (such as staging multiple romantic gestures like getting a romantic band into her apartment when she's not there) don't really work, Ted patiently awaits for Robin to come around. After all, he tells his kids they have to learn "how to turn a no into a yes". More than once the audience is compelled to blame Robin for either "leading him on" or not succumbing to his attempts. When Robin gets engaged to his best friend, who treats her much better, Ted is bitter because according to him he is a better person than Barney. What follows is a disastrous season finale that shows him getting the initial target girl ''25 years later'' and had been written prior to the second season. Guess Robin never had a say in it. Talk about, uhh, persistence. Stalk a girl long enough and you'll be rewarded

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* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', This kind of quest is the main story arc for Ted Mosby. The series starts with him being convinced he'll marry a girl he's just met, before even talking to her. Even though his borderline stalker attempots to win her affection (such as staging multiple romantic gestures like getting a romantic band into her apartment when she's not there) don't really work, Ted patiently awaits for Robin to come around. After all, he tells his kids they have to learn "how to turn a no into a yes". More than once the audience is compelled to blame Robin for either "leading him on" or not succumbing to his attempts. When Robin gets engaged to his best friend, who treats her much better, Ted is bitter because according to him he is a better person than Barney. What follows is a disastrous season series finale that shows him getting the initial target girl ''25 years later'' and had been written prior to the second season. Guess Robin never had a say in it. Talk about, uhh, persistence. Stalk a girl long enough and you'll be rewarded
27th Nov '16 12:34:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* A clear example with Silvius to Phoebe in [[WilliamShakespeare the Bard of Avon's]] ''As You Like It''.

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* A clear example with Silvius to Phoebe in [[WilliamShakespeare [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare the Bard of Avon's]] ''As You Like It''.



* Alfred in ''TanzDerVampire'' is like this toward Sarah. Herbert is a less loser-ish version toward Alfred.

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* Alfred in ''TanzDerVampire'' ''Theatre/TanzDerVampire'' is like this toward Sarah. Herbert is a less loser-ish version toward Alfred.



* Pierrot is this toward [[StraightMan Columbina]] in ''CommediaDellArte'' plays, though Columbina inevitably ends up with [[{{Trickster}} Harlequin]].

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* Pierrot is this toward [[StraightMan Columbina]] in ''CommediaDellArte'' ''Theatre/CommediaDellArte'' plays, though Columbina inevitably ends up with [[{{Trickster}} Harlequin]].
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