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29th Apr '17 12:34:27 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** In ''VideoGame/Persona3', the first love interest the male protagonist meets in the main plot is Lovers arcana [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Social Link]] Yukari Takeba, while for the female PlayerCharacter from the PSP version, the first love interest she meets turns out to be [[spoiler:Fortune Social Link Ryoji Mochizuki, as he is the grown-up version of [[CreepyChild Pharos]], the kid who gives both protagonists the Velvet Room contract at the very beginning of the game]]. However, it's later revealed that [[spoiler:Chariot Social Link Aigis]] is the actual first girl (for both protagonists), having been the one who sealed Death into them ten years ago.

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** In ''VideoGame/Persona3', ''VideoGame/Persona3'', the first love interest the male protagonist meets in the main plot is Lovers arcana [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Social Link]] Yukari Takeba, while for the female PlayerCharacter from the PSP version, the first love interest she meets turns out to be [[spoiler:Fortune Social Link Ryoji Mochizuki, as he is the grown-up version of [[CreepyChild Pharos]], the kid who gives both protagonists the Velvet Room contract at the very beginning of the game]]. However, it's later revealed that [[spoiler:Chariot Social Link Aigis]] is the actual first girl (for both protagonists), having been the one who sealed Death into them ten years ago.
29th Apr '17 12:33:50 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* While either the [[HotWitch sexy sorceress]] Triss or [[HospitalHottie cute nurse]] Shani can end up winning Geralt's affections in ''[[VideoGame/TheWitcher The Witcher]]'', the sequel makes Triss the canon choice.
** For those who have enjoyed the books that were the beginning of the Franchise/TheWitcher franchise, as well as the games, VideoGame/TheWitcher3 allows you to do this as well. After two or three years of wandering and amnesia, including engaging in a very serious relationship with Triss, Geralt gets the opportunity to rekindle his long-standing relationship with Yennefer.
* In the ''Shadow Broker'' DLC of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Liara T'Soni can be this for Shepard, depending on the player's choices during ''Mass Effect 1'' and ''2''.
** Ashley can also be this for a male Shepard assuming you carry the romance through the 3 games, as Ashley was the first female character introduced in [=ME1=] that isn't the middle aged non-love-interest doctor, or Shepard herself if you're playing Femshep.
** Kaidan Alenko is the first potential love interest that you meet in [=ME1=], having been on the Normandy already before Shepard became XO and before even meeting Ashley on Eden Prime. You can play this trope straight with Femshep or become celibate as [[GayOption Broshep]] until the third game where you can have a RelationshipUpgrade with him.

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* While either the [[HotWitch sexy sorceress]] Triss or [[HospitalHottie cute nurse]] Shani can end up winning Geralt's affections in ''[[VideoGame/TheWitcher The Witcher]]'', the sequel ''VideoGame/TheWitcher'', ''VideoGame/TheWitcher2AssassinsOfKings'' makes Triss the canon choice.
** For those who have enjoyed the books that were the beginning of the Franchise/TheWitcher ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' franchise, as well as the games, VideoGame/TheWitcher3 ''VideoGame/TheWitcher3'' allows you to do this as well. After two or three years of wandering and amnesia, including engaging in a very serious relationship with Triss, Geralt gets the opportunity to rekindle his long-standing relationship with Yennefer.
* ''Franchise/MassEffect'':
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In the ''Shadow Broker'' DLC of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Liara T'Soni can be this for Shepard, depending on the player's choices during ''Mass Effect 1'' ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'' and ''2''.
** Ashley can also be this for a male Shepard assuming you carry the romance through the 3 games, original trilogy, as Ashley was the first female character introduced in [=ME1=] that isn't the middle aged non-love-interest doctor, or Shepard herself if you're playing Femshep.
** Kaidan Alenko is the first potential love interest that you meet in [=ME1=], having been on the Normandy already before Shepard became XO and before even meeting Ashley on Eden Prime. You can play this trope straight with Femshep or become celibate as [[GayOption Broshep]] until the [[VideoGame/MassEffect3 third game game]] where you can have a RelationshipUpgrade with him.



* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', the player invokes this by completing the Lovers arcana [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Social Link]]--aka choosing [[spoiler: Yukari Takeba]].
** In the PSP version with a Female PlayerCharacter, this will take place if she gets together with the Fortune Social Link aka [[spoiler: Ryoji Mochizuki, as he is the grown-up version of this [[CreepyChild Pharos]] kid who gives either Protagonist the Velvet Room contract.]] [[spoiler: But again, [[LesYay there is Aigis]]...]]
* Similarly, in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', the player can invoke it by choosing to make the Chariot arcana [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Social Link]] romantic--aka choosing [[spoiler: Chie Satonaka]].

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* ''[[Franchise/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'':
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In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona3', the player invokes this by completing first love interest the male protagonist meets in the main plot is Lovers arcana [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Social Link]]--aka choosing [[spoiler: Link]] Yukari Takeba]].
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Takeba, while for the female PlayerCharacter from the PSP version with a Female PlayerCharacter, this will take place if version, the first love interest she gets together with the Fortune meets turns out to be [[spoiler:Fortune Social Link aka [[spoiler: Ryoji Mochizuki, as he is the grown-up version of this [[CreepyChild Pharos]] Pharos]], the kid who gives either Protagonist both protagonists the Velvet Room contract.]] [[spoiler: But again, [[LesYay there contract at the very beginning of the game]]. However, it's later revealed that [[spoiler:Chariot Social Link Aigis]] is Aigis]]...]]
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the actual first girl (for both protagonists), having been the one who sealed Death into them ten years ago.
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Similarly, in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'', the player can invoke it by choosing to make the romance Chariot arcana [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Social Link]] romantic--aka choosing [[spoiler: Link Chie Satonaka]].Satonaka.
** In ''VideoGame/Persona5'', this trope comes into play if the protagonist ends up romancing his homeroom teacher Sadayo Kawakami.
9th Apr '17 10:29:07 PM LadyNorbert
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Be warned before you proceed. "Winning", in this sense, tends to be very '''spoiler'''ific.

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Be warned before you proceed. "Winning", in this sense, tends to be very '''spoiler'''ific.
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* Subverted several times in the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise. The major love interest can sometimes be the first woman (besides Miss Moneypenny or Judi Dench's "M") that Bond meets in the film, but because James is a such a womanizer, the first girl he meets will often be either a quick fling, or a quick fling that ends in the woman's untimely and bizarre death, ala [[spoiler:''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Film/GoldenEye'', ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', and so on]].

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* Subverted several times in the ''Film/JamesBond'' franchise. The major love interest can sometimes be the first woman (besides Miss Moneypenny or Judi Dench's "M") that Bond meets in the film, but because James is a such a womanizer, the first girl he meets will often be either a quick fling, or a quick fling that ends in the woman's untimely and bizarre death, ala a la [[spoiler:''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'', Film/GoldenEye'', ''Film/TomorrowNeverDies'', ''Film/YouOnlyLiveTwice'', and so on]].



** Notably, the only women Bond ever loved were not the First Girls of his chronological life, though one was the first girl of that particular film / novel.

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** Notably, the only women Bond ever loved were not the First Girls of his chronological life, though one was the first girl of that particular film / novel.film/novel.



* In a genderflipped example illustrating the 'initial disinterest' principle, in ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' Mr Darcy is the first man Elizabeth really interacts with, but it's not until she's rejected a proposal from one man and toyed with the idea of marrying two others that she falls for him. Played with with the BetaCouple Jane and Bingley: he is the "first guy" who is even mentioned in the novel and marries the first girl he meets (or who is pushed at him) when he arrives at Netherfield. However, from his perspective his first girl is Georgiana Darcy, and his sister Caroline ships him with her.

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* In a genderflipped gender-flipped example illustrating the 'initial disinterest' principle, in ''Literature/PrideAndPrejudice'' Mr Mr. Darcy is the first man with whom Elizabeth is shown to really interacts with, interact, but it's not until she's rejected a proposal from one man and toyed with the idea of marrying two others that she falls for him. Played with with regarding the BetaCouple Jane and Bingley: he is the "first guy" who is even mentioned in the novel and marries the first girl he meets (or who is pushed at him) when he arrives at Netherfield. However, from his perspective perspective, his first girl is Georgiana Darcy, and his sister Caroline ships him with her.



** He first marries Sidana, daughter of the Mearan Pretender and a human, in an effort to resolve the conflict with the Mearan sepratists. The effort fails, and [[spoiler: her brother kills her at the altar]].

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** He first marries Sidana, daughter of the Mearan Pretender and a human, in an effort to resolve the conflict with the Mearan sepratists.separatists. The effort fails, and [[spoiler: her brother kills her at the altar]].



* Played with in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''. The first woman Jerin meets who he's not related to is the Princess Odelia. The woman he falls in love with is her sister Princess Ren. However, because in this world a man [[MarryThemAll marries every sister in a family]], he marries Ren ''and'' Odelia (and three other sisters of age, and several younger ones [[WifeHusbandry he's expected to care for until they're older]]), and he finds himself falling in love with Odelia, too. It's also mentioned that he was once [[HotForTeacher in love with his teacher]], since she was the first and for a long time only non-related woman he had close contact with, but that crush has passed.

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* Played with in ''Literature/ABrothersPrice''. The first woman Jerin meets who to whom he's not related to is the Princess Odelia. The woman he falls in love with is her sister Princess Ren. However, because in this world a man [[MarryThemAll marries every sister in a family]], he marries Ren ''and'' Odelia (and three other sisters of age, and several younger ones [[WifeHusbandry he's expected to care for until they're older]]), and he finds himself falling in love with Odelia, too. It's also mentioned that he was once [[HotForTeacher in love with his teacher]], since she was the first and for a long time only non-related woman with whom he had close contact with, contact, but that crush has passed.



** [[spoiler: In the series finale, it is implied Ted and his first love interest on the show, Robin, do end up together following Barney and Robin's divorce and the tragic death of the mother of Ted's children]]

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** [[spoiler: In the series finale, it is implied that Ted and his first love interest on the show, Robin, do end up together following Barney and Robin's divorce and the tragic death of the mother of Ted's children]] children.]]



* Although any specific examples would probably best be left to TroperTales, most roleplaying communities tend to fall to this for different reasons. Players are excited to get their characters involved in as many ways as possible, so they tend to fall for the first reasonably aged, unattached person of the opposite (or in some cases same) gender they see. Since breakups rarely happen in these games unless preplanned, they tend to last the long haul.

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* Although any specific examples would probably best be left to TroperTales, most roleplaying communities tend to fall to this for different reasons. Players are excited to get their characters involved in as many ways as possible, so they tend to fall for the first reasonably aged, unattached person of the opposite (or in some cases same) gender they see. Since breakups rarely happen in these games unless preplanned, pre-planned, they tend to last the long haul.



** Somewhat subverted with ''VideoGame/StoryOfSeasons'', in which the first potential LoveInterest for a female character is their neighbor Fritz. He can be very tricky to romance, since the food gift that will help to win him over is extremely difficult to acquire.



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': Alistair and Morrigan, the gender-exclusive love interests with the most amount of content for the PlayerCharacter, are both the first companions encountered.
* Averted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', in which the potential Love Interests are the last four party members you meet, after your siblings, Aveline, and Varric. Though it might still apply as the order in which you recruit potential Love Interests is flexible, so you could go to Sundermount before anything else and then pursue a relationship with Merrill, for instance.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has [[ActionGirl Cassandra]] for male characters. For female elves, we have [[BadassBookworm Solas]]. Female humans get [[KnightInShiningArmor Cullen]], and depending on who you recruit first, female dwarves and Qunari get [[StraightMan Blackwall]] or [[AnythingThatMoves The Iron Bull]].

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* In ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'': Alistair and Morrigan, the gender-exclusive love interests with the most amount of content for the PlayerCharacter, are both the first two companions encountered.
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*** It's noted that if he's romanced, this trope is also in play for Alistair; the PC is the first woman his own age that he's ever really known, due to his sheltered upbringing and the fact that she's the first female Grey Warden in Ferelden in a couple centuries.
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Averted in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', in which the potential Love Interests are the last four party members you meet, meet[[note]]five if the ''Exiled Prince'' DLC is installed, bringing Sebastian in as a female-only love interest[[/note]], after your siblings, Aveline, and Varric. Though However, it might still apply as with regards to the order in which you recruit the potential Love Interests Interests; the game is flexible, flexible about which quests are done when, so you could go to Sundermount before anything else and then pursue a relationship with Merrill, for instance.
* ** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has [[ActionGirl Cassandra]] for male characters. For female elves, we have [[BadassBookworm Solas]]. Female humans get [[KnightInShiningArmor Cullen]], and depending on who you recruit first, female dwarves and Qunari get [[StraightMan Blackwall]] or [[AnythingThatMoves The Iron Bull]].



* In the Shadow Broker DLC of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Liara T'Soni can be this for Shepard, depending on the player's choices during Mass Effect 1 and 2.

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* In the Shadow Broker ''Shadow Broker'' DLC of ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Liara T'Soni can be this for Shepard, depending on the player's choices during Mass ''Mass Effect 1 1'' and 2.''2''.



** And then, Yuki went and fell onto [[CannotSpitItOut Kobayashi-kun]] from [[IHaveTheHighGround the top of a power pole]], leaving him in hospital with concussion and fractured ribs. I guess it goes to show--the quickest way to a man's heart is through his ribcage.

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** And then, Yuki went and fell onto [[CannotSpitItOut Kobayashi-kun]] from [[IHaveTheHighGround the top of a power pole]], leaving him in hospital with concussion and fractured ribs. I guess it It goes to show--the show... the quickest way to a man's heart is through his ribcage.rib cage.



* Throughout the series, ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' and her {{sidekick}} Ron date or crush on a few other people, but in the end choose their oldest friend and partner in villain-fighting. It also works in relation to their {{backstory}}: (they were each other's first friend in pre-school) and the series itself (Kim tears into school and Ron is the first person she stops to talk to).

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* Throughout the series, ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' and her {{sidekick}} Ron date or crush on a few other people, but in the end choose their oldest friend and partner in villain-fighting. It also works in relation to their {{backstory}}: {{backstory}} (they were each other's first friend in pre-school) preschool) and the series itself (Kim tears into the school and Ron is the first person she stops to talk to).
9th Apr '17 5:10:02 PM Gosicrystal
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In romantic works, the first girl introduced -- either overall or as a potential [[LoveInterests love interest]] -- has a very good chance of ending up with protagonist (especially if the protagonist is male).

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In romantic works, the first girl introduced -- either overall or as a potential [[LoveInterests love interest]] -- has a very good chance of ending up with the protagonist (especially if the protagonist is male).
8th Apr '17 9:09:28 PM thecarolinabull01
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* It was [[WordOfGod revealed by the creator]] of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' that, had the planned second movie (''[[http://heyarnold.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jungle_Movie The Jungle Movie]]'') been made, Arnold would have finally recognized his feelings for Helga and they would have dated for years before he moved away in the also-planned SpinOff ''[[http://heyarnold.wikia.com/wiki/The_Patakis The Patakis]]''. It's worth noting that Helga was the first girl from their class that Arnold met when they were 3 years old. (During the series, he crushed on Ruth, then Lila and Summer. He lost his crushes on all three sometime during the course of the series.)

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* It was [[WordOfGod revealed by the creator]] of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' that, had the planned second movie (''[[http://heyarnold.wikia.com/wiki/The_Jungle_Movie The Jungle Movie]]'') been made, made ([[SavedFromDevelopmentHell which it is now]]), Arnold would have finally recognized his feelings for Helga and they would have dated for years before he moved away in the also-planned SpinOff ''[[http://heyarnold.wikia.com/wiki/The_Patakis The Patakis]]''. It's worth noting that Helga was the first girl from their class that Arnold met when they were 3 years old. (During the series, he crushed on Ruth, then Lila and Summer. He lost his crushes on all three sometime during the course of the series.)
6th Apr '17 7:47:00 PM mouschilight
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** Sakura Haruno is introduced to readers as {{Love Interest}} of the titular character in Chapter 3. The other potential love interest, Hinata Hyuuga, wasn't introduced to the series until the manga's second arc. [[spoiler:In the DistantFinale it's Hinata who got to be with the hero,]] but in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' [[spoiler: the audience learns that she met him at the very beginning of their Academy days, making Hinata the FirstGirlAfterAll.]]
** Sakura plays it straight, however, with [[spoiler:deuteragonist Sasuke Uchiha, who she'd been aiming for since the beginning.]]

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** Sakura Haruno is introduced to readers as {{Love Interest}} a LoveInterest of the titular character in Chapter 3. The other potential love interest, Hinata Hyuuga, wasn't introduced to the series until the manga's second arc. [[spoiler:In the DistantFinale it's Hinata who got to be with the hero,]] hero]], but in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' [[spoiler: the audience learns that she met him at the very beginning of their Academy days, making Hinata the FirstGirlAfterAll.]]
** Sakura plays it straight, however, with [[spoiler:deuteragonist Sasuke Uchiha, [[SingleTargetSexuality who she'd been aiming for since the beginning.beginning]].]]
27th Mar '17 2:03:22 PM Willbyr
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* In ''MaiHime'', this is played straight for Mai, as Yuuichi s the first boy she meets in the series besides her brother. In the manga, in which Yuuichi is the main character instead, he meets Mai first, although he has known [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Shiho]] in the past (who averts this trope).

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* In ''MaiHime'', ''Anime/MaiHime'', this is played straight for Mai, as Yuuichi s the first boy she meets in the series besides her brother. In the manga, in which Yuuichi is the main character instead, he meets Mai first, although he has known [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Shiho]] in the past (who averts this trope).
25th Mar '17 12:10:38 PM DialgaMatthews
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' has [[ActionGirl Cassandra]] for male characters. For female elves, we have [[BadassBookworm Solas]]. Female humans get [[KnightInShiningArmor Cullen]], and depending on who you recruit first, female dwarves and Qunari get [[StraightMan Blackwall]] or [[AnythingThatMoves The Iron Bull]].
17th Mar '17 12:20:43 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}'', Betty was intended to be this, but usually on a day to day basis Veronica is his girlfriend and Betty just wants to be, and the days when Betty was Archie's sole love interest and Veronica hadn't yet come to town are unknown to modern readerships.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}'', Betty was intended to be this, but usually on a day to day basis Veronica is his girlfriend and Betty just wants to be, and be; the days when Betty was Archie's sole love interest and Veronica hadn't yet come to town are unknown to modern readerships.



* Gender-inverted example in ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', where Hefty is the first Smurf that Smurfette meets (back before she was a real Smurf). However, in the normal timeline, she never ends up falling in love with or marrying Hefty, which makes him upset at first, but he ultimately decides to resolve matters with his rival Empath before the marriage. It's only in the alternate timeline where Empath ends up going back to Psychelia and becoming the next Psyche Master where Smurfette falls in love with and marries Hefty.
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': Asuka is the first girl shows up in the story. Shinji got her pregnant and throughout her pregnancy they must come to terms with their inminent parenthood and repair their strained relationship, eventually getting together.

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* Gender-inverted example in ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'', where Hefty is the first Smurf that Smurfette meets (back before she was a real Smurf). However, in the normal timeline, she never ends up falling in love with or marrying Hefty, which makes him upset at first, but he ultimately decides to resolve matters with his rival Empath before the marriage. It's only in the alternate timeline timeline, where Empath ends up going back to Psychelia and becoming the next Psyche Master where Master, that Smurfette falls in love with and marries Hefty.
* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': Asuka is the first girl shows up in the story. Shinji got her pregnant and throughout her pregnancy they must come to terms with their inminent imminent parenthood and repair their strained relationship, eventually getting together.



* ''Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton'': Daisy is the first girl that Benjamin meets outside the old folks' home. Although he has a relationship with Elizabeth and a couple of flings along the way, it is Daisy who is his one true love. [[spoiler: It turns out he's actually Caroline's birth father]]. This trope is actually subverted with Daisy herself though. [[spoiler: Benjamin leaves her to allow Caroline to have a normal life and Daisy ends up HappilyMarried to another man]].

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* ''Film/TheCuriousCaseOfBenjaminButton'': Daisy is the first girl that Benjamin meets outside the old folks' home. Although he has a relationship with Elizabeth and a couple of flings along the way, it is Daisy who is his one true love. [[spoiler: It turns out he's actually Caroline's birth father]]. This trope is actually subverted with Daisy herself herself, though. [[spoiler: Benjamin leaves her to allow Caroline to have a normal life life, and Daisy ends up HappilyMarried to another man]].
13th Mar '17 5:05:32 AM secretfan14
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* Used twice in ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'': the first major female character introduced is [[BrokenBird Erika]], who [[CloudCuckooLander Largo]] [[WhatAnIdiot tries to grope]] to find out if her boobs are real and gets another broken arm in return. The second, [[{{Dojikko}} Kimiko]], almost immediately accidentally hits Piro in the head with a coffee pot. Insert joke about winning girls injuring their future boyfriends here.

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* Used twice in ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'': the first major female character introduced is [[BrokenBird Erika]], who [[CloudCuckooLander Largo]] [[WhatAnIdiot tries to grope]] to find out if her boobs are real and gets another broken arm in return. The second, [[{{Dojikko}} [[CuteClumsyGirl Kimiko]], almost immediately accidentally hits Piro in the head with a coffee pot. Insert joke about winning girls injuring their future boyfriends here.
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