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17th Aug '16 12:41:55 AM NuitTombee
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* In ''Manga/YumeMiruTaiyou'', Zen falls in love with protagonist Shimana and extremely supports her in all her choices...[[spoiler: but she is very much in love with Taiga and rejects him. The author leaves open the posibility of him hooking up with Saeko, who has a crush on him.]]
* Sayaka Miki from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is a tragic deconstruction of this trope. She loves the IllBoy Kyousuke, makes lots of things to earn his favor and deeply wishes to be his girlfriend, but at the same time she has serious self-esteem issues that leave her with a bad case of CannotSpitItOut ''and'' in denial of her DoggedNiceGirl-dom. It even gets lampshaded by Mami: when Sayaka asks if a MagicalGirl can make her with for someone else's sake, she makes her an ArmorPiercingQuestion that basically amounts to "do you want to get him to be indebted to you and fall in love with you?" [[spoiler: Even more tragically, when Kyousuke does ''not'' fall into Sayaka's arms after being healed through her Wish and she is left completely unable to confess her love due to the horrifying consequences of becoming a MagicalGirl, she gradually loses her faith in herself and the world, and ends up becoming a Witch]]. So yeah, being a Dogged Nice Person in this CrapsaccharineWorld is a '''very''' bad idea.

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* In ''Manga/YumeMiruTaiyou'', Zen falls in love with protagonist Shimana and extremely supports her in all her choices...[[spoiler: but she is very much in love with Taiga and rejects him. The author leaves open the posibility possibility of him hooking up with Saeko, who has a crush on him.]]
* Sayaka Miki from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' is a tragic deconstruction of this trope. She loves the IllBoy Kyousuke, makes lots of things to earn his favor and deeply wishes to be his girlfriend, but at the same time she has serious self-esteem issues that leave her with a bad case of CannotSpitItOut ''and'' in denial of her DoggedNiceGirl-dom. It even gets lampshaded by Mami: when Sayaka asks if a MagicalGirl can make her with wish for someone else's sake, she makes her an ArmorPiercingQuestion that basically amounts to "do you want to get him to be indebted to you and fall in love with you?" [[spoiler: Even more tragically, when Kyousuke does ''not'' fall into Sayaka's arms after being healed through her Wish and she is left completely unable to confess her love due to the horrifying consequences of becoming a MagicalGirl, she gradually loses her faith in herself and the world, and ends up becoming a Witch]]. So yeah, being a Dogged Nice Person in this CrapsaccharineWorld is a '''very''' bad idea.
17th Aug '16 12:37:47 AM NuitTombee
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* Guiro Unimo in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is this first for Usagi, then Naru. With the latter he's way more theatrical in his feelings, waxing poetic and even trying to become Tuxedo Mask for her sake. Naru acts embarrassed, but as time goes on it's clear she has feelings for him and appreciates his efforts.

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* Guiro Unimo Gurio Umino in ''Anime/SailorMoon'' is this first for Usagi, then Naru. With the latter he's way more theatrical in his feelings, waxing poetic and even trying to become Tuxedo Mask for her sake. Naru acts embarrassed, but as time goes on it's clear she has feelings for him and appreciates his efforts.
14th Aug '16 9:29:42 PM Destreux
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* Music/CarlyRaeJepsen 's "Your type" has a gender inverted version, with the Dogged Nice Girl fully aware of the situation she's in but nevertheless, still doing anything she can for the guy.

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* Music/CarlyRaeJepsen 's Music/CarlyRaeJepsen's "Your type" has a gender inverted version, with the Dogged Nice Girl fully aware of the situation she's in but nevertheless, still doing anything she can for the guy.
14th Aug '16 9:27:42 PM Destreux
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* Music/CarlyRaeJepsen 's "Your type" has a gender inverted version, with the Dogged Nice Girl fully aware of the situation she's in but nevertheless, still doing anything she can for the guy.
-->"I'm not the type of girl for you
-->And I'm not going to pretend
-->That I'm the type of girl you call more than a friend
-->And I break all the rules for you
-->Break my heart and start again
-->I'm not the type of girl you call more than a friend"
20th Jul '16 5:03:16 PM FuzzyBoots
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* Ryan in ''Literature/BlazeOrLoveInTheTimeOfSupervillains'' has been obsessed with Blaze for some time and tries to find new ways to get her to hang out with him for at least a few minutes. She humors him, but knows it will never go anywhere. [[spoiler:When Blaze undergoes SlutShaming, he joins in with the people making fun of her, implying that his affection was shallow]].
9th Jul '16 6:04:37 PM CalSantiago
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* Akihito is initially this to Mirai in ''LightNovel/BeyondTheBoundary'', with Mirai (who is treated as an outcast because of her cursed blood) spending the first three episodes or so trying to push him away and saying he couldn't possibly understand what her life is like. She realizes they're NotSoDifferent when [[spoiler: Akihito's dormant demon side is revealed and goes berserk. Mirai gives him a CooldownHug while apologizing.]]
29th May '16 3:56:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Winner Sinclair in ''{{Karin}}''. Not only does he fail to notice that Karin isn't interested in him, he also doesn't notice that she's a vampire and that her best friend ''is'' interested in him.

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* Winner Sinclair in ''{{Karin}}''.''Manga/{{Karin}}''. Not only does he fail to notice that Karin isn't interested in him, he also doesn't notice that she's a vampire and that her best friend ''is'' interested in him.
4th May '16 10:30:04 PM Hailfire25
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* In ''Manga/LovelyComplex'', the main character Risa becomes a Dogged Nice ''Girl'' when she realizes her crush on the lead male Atsushi. It doesn't help that all of her friends are constantly encouraging her on in her pursuit of him. Though to be fair, [[{{Tsundere}} she's not always lovey-dovey to him...]]

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* In ''Manga/LovelyComplex'', the main character Risa becomes a Dogged Nice ''Girl'' when she realizes her crush on the lead male Atsushi. It doesn't help that all of her friends are constantly encouraging her on in her pursuit of him. Though to be fair, [[{{Tsundere}} she's not always lovey-dovey to him...]]]] and he's as dense as a brick when she flat out tells him her feelings.
16th Feb '16 5:22:51 AM zerohelix
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* For the flip side of the coin, GirlWritesWhat made this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9XDb0nxSO4 video]] in defense of Nice Guys, highlighting the recent reactions to this trope compared to its DistaffCounterpart, specifically citing audience reactions to the female-leads in ''SomeKindOfWonderful'' and ''Film/MyBestFriendsWedding''. They believe the recent backlash against DoggedNiceGuys (see TheArtOfManliness entry above) is attributable to the conflict between what the modern woman wants in her head and what the primal part of her wants.

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* For the flip side of the coin, GirlWritesWhat made this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9XDb0nxSO4 video]] in defense of Nice Guys, highlighting the recent reactions to this trope compared to its DistaffCounterpart, specifically citing audience reactions to the female-leads in ''SomeKindOfWonderful'' and ''Film/MyBestFriendsWedding''. They believe the recent backlash against DoggedNiceGuys the DoggedNiceGuy (see TheArtOfManliness entry above) is attributable to the conflict between what the modern woman wants in her head and what the primal part of her wants.



* Milhouse Van Houten of the ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' definitely counts. He's flirted with Lisa too many times to count and even openly declared his love for her a few times, only for her to shut him down almost every time. Doesn't stop him from trying again...and again...and yet again....

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* Milhouse Van Houten of the ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' definitely counts. He's flirted with Lisa too many times to count and even openly declared his love for her a few times, only for her to shut him down almost every time. Doesn't stop him from trying again... and again...again... and yet again....



* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' becomes a mild version of this after he realizes that he like ''likes'' Lila.

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* The titular character of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' becomes a mild version of this after he realizes that he like ''likes'' likes Lila.
16th Feb '16 5:17:05 AM zerohelix
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** [[AllLoveIsUnrequited every character in this anime has an unrequited love, in fact.]] Youta's and Ai's in particular are real {{Tear Jerker}}s.

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** [[AllLoveIsUnrequited every Every character in this anime has an unrequited love, in fact.]] Youta's and Ai's in particular are real {{Tear Jerker}}s.



* Used in most installments of the original UC ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' saga. A recurring theme throughout is that of the Dogged Nice Guy utterly failing in his pursuit because the woman has already pledged herself to a man with a much more open/stronger personality, or one or more participants in the LoveTriangle wind up dead. Worst of all is probably the sad, sad tale of 13-years-old Hathaway Noah of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'', who can't even let go after the girl (Quess) is dead. In the sequel novel, ''Hathaways Flash'', [[spoiler:he leads a resistance movement against TheFederation to avenge her, fails spectacularly and [[KarmicDeath gets executed]] (under orders from his own father, no less, who doesn't even know he's a terrorist!). When he meets Quess in the afterlife, he finds out it was all for nothing because she never even liked him anyway. Ouch.]]

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* Used in most installments of the original UC ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' saga. A recurring theme throughout is that of the Dogged Nice Guy utterly failing in his pursuit because the woman has already pledged herself to a man with a much more open/stronger personality, or one or more participants in the LoveTriangle wind up dead.
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Worst of all is probably the sad, sad tale of 13-years-old Hathaway Noah of ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack'', who can't even let go after the girl (Quess) is dead. In the sequel novel, ''Hathaways Flash'', [[spoiler:he leads a resistance movement against TheFederation to avenge her, fails spectacularly and [[KarmicDeath gets executed]] (under orders from his own father, no less, who doesn't even know he's a terrorist!). When he meets Quess in the afterlife, he finds out it was all for nothing because she never even liked him anyway. Ouch.]]



* David Qin in '' ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' seeks Katchoo out on a more or less daily basis, even though she explains repeatedly (and violently) that she's not interested in men. [[spoiler:It's revealed later on that his sister Darcy sent him to spy on Katchoo and Francine.]] She relents after he helps her and Francine through some rough times, and he moves in with them.

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* David Qin in '' ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' seeks Katchoo out on a more or less daily basis, even though she explains repeatedly (and violently) that she's not interested in men. [[spoiler:It's revealed later on that his sister Darcy sent him to spy on Katchoo and Francine.]] She relents after he helps her and Francine through some rough times, and he moves in with them.
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