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24th Mar '17 5:50:26 PM Twiddler
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' drops several hints that [=GLaDOS=]'s fixation on Chell goes beyond the usual KillAllHumans motivation, with lines such as "Despite your violent behavior, the only thing you've managed to break so far... is my heart." It could be unintentional... but then ''VideoGame/Portal2'' ramps it up further, giving [=GLaDOS=] every PsychoLesbian trope in the book, and she frequently tries to guilt trip Chell using language common to abusive partners. This culminates in "Want You Gone", a BreakupSong in everything but name.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' drops several hints that [=GLaDOS=]'s fixation on Chell goes beyond the usual KillAllHumans motivation, with lines such as "Despite your violent behavior, the only thing you've managed to break so far... is my heart." It could be unintentional... but then ''VideoGame/Portal2'' ramps it up further, giving [=GLaDOS=] every PsychoLesbian trope in the book, and she frequently tries to guilt trip Chell using language common to abusive partners. This culminates in "Want You Gone", a BreakupSong in everything but name. ''The Final Hours of Portal 2'' reveals that a cut plotline had [=GLaDOS=] growing increasingly jealous as the player collected personality cores, culminating in them entering a room to be greeted with the sight of a cold roast dinner, at which point [=GLaDOS=] would berate them for missing dinner because they were busy cheating on her with a personality core. In "You Wouldn't Know", the credits song of ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'', [=GLaDOS=] tries to make Chell jealous, shows resentment over her keeping away, and reminisces over "how much we had".
23rd Mar '17 11:27:35 PM Twiddler
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' drops several hints that [=GLaDOS=]'s fixation on Chell goes beyond the usual KillAllHumans motivation, with lines such as "Despite your violent behavior, the only thing you've managed to break so far... is my heart." It could be unintentional... but then ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' ramps it up further, giving [=GLaDOS=] every PsychoLesbian trope in the book, and she frequently tries to guilt trip Chell using language common to abusive partners. This culminates in "Want You Gone", a BreakupSong in everything but name.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' drops several hints that [=GLaDOS=]'s fixation on Chell goes beyond the usual KillAllHumans motivation, with lines such as "Despite your violent behavior, the only thing you've managed to break so far... is my heart." It could be unintentional... but then ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Portal2'' ramps it up further, giving [=GLaDOS=] every PsychoLesbian trope in the book, and she frequently tries to guilt trip Chell using language common to abusive partners. This culminates in "Want You Gone", a BreakupSong in everything but name.
14th Mar '17 8:53:56 PM M84
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' "The Ex", Gumball's ArchEnemy Rob deciding to be Banana Joe's nemesis instead is treated like a breakup. Gumball takes it badly and tries to win back Rob's enmity. Gumball's girlfriend Penny finds the whole situation ridiculous.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' "The Ex", Gumball's ArchEnemy Rob deciding to be Banana Joe's nemesis instead is treated like a breakup. Gumball takes it badly and tries to win back Rob's enmity. Gumball even tries ''dressing up like a banana'' and pleading that "[he] can change!" Gumball's girlfriend Penny finds the whole situation ridiculous.
14th Mar '17 8:52:50 PM M84
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' "The Ex", Gumball's ArchEnemy Rob deciding to be Banana Joe's nemesis instead is treated like a breakup. Gumball takes it badly and tries to win back Rob's enmity. Gumball's girlfriend Penny finds the whole situation ridiculous.
11th Mar '17 8:43:38 PM JulianLapostat
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* ''Literature/BerlinAlexanderplatz'': Seen in the interactions between Franz Biberkopf and Reinhold. The latter screws over the protagonist Biberkopf, time and time again, but Biberkopf keeps showing InsaneForgiveness for him. In the tv-adaptation by Creator/RainerWernerFassbinder, the queer subtext is made even more blatant:
--> '''Narrator''': Reinhold and Biberkopf stare fixedly at each other. The one-armed man has no pity for the man in the prisoner's box between the two policemen...he has only a curious devotion for him. I once had a faithful comrade, never a better one could there be. I must look at him, keep on looking at him, nothing seems more important than to look at you. The world is made of sugar and dirt. I can look at you quietly, without batting an eye. I know who you are. I now find you here, m'boy, in the prisoner's box, outside I'll meet you a thousand times more, but my heart will not turn to stone on account of that.
24th Feb '17 11:38:37 AM rjd1922
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' drops several hints that [=GLaDOS=]'s fixation on Chell goes beyond the usual KillAllHumans motivation, with lines such as "Despite your violent behavior, the only thing you've managed to break so far... is my heart." It could be unintentional... but then ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' ramps it up further, giving [=GLaDOS=] every PsychoLesbian trope in the book, and she frequently tries to guilt trip Chell using language common to abusive partners. This culminates in "Want You Gone", a break-up song in everything but name.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' drops several hints that [=GLaDOS=]'s fixation on Chell goes beyond the usual KillAllHumans motivation, with lines such as "Despite your violent behavior, the only thing you've managed to break so far... is my heart." It could be unintentional... but then ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' ramps it up further, giving [=GLaDOS=] every PsychoLesbian trope in the book, and she frequently tries to guilt trip Chell using language common to abusive partners. This culminates in "Want You Gone", a break-up song BreakupSong in everything but name.
11th Feb '17 10:45:25 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegoBatmanMovie'' takes the subtext between Joker and Batman's rivalry and cranks it about as far as they can go in a PG family movie. Batman refuses to form connections with ''anyone'', even his enemies, so his refusal to call the Joker his greatest foe is played like an unrequited love, with the other villains reassuring Joker that he "doesn't need" Batman.
10th Feb '17 8:20:52 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheWitchlands'', Safi is annoyed to find out that the "Chiseled Cheat" - the man who stole all her money, now revealed to be [[spoiler:a Hell-Bard, hunting Safi]] - is still very attractive despite being her enemy.
27th Jan '17 2:47:37 AM Adbot
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* In ''{{Franchise/Tekken}}'', there's quite a bit of this between Emilie "Lili" de Rochefort and her rival Asuka Kazama. Mostly (if not entirely) on Lili's end, though.

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* In ''{{Franchise/Tekken}}'', ''{{VideoGame/Tekken}}'', there's quite a bit of this between Emilie "Lili" de Rochefort and her rival Asuka Kazama. Mostly (if not entirely) on Lili's end, though.
27th Jan '17 2:46:41 AM Adbot
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* In ''{{Franchise/Tekken}}'', there's quite a bit of this between Emilie "Lili" de Rochefort and her rival Asuka Kazama. Mostly (if not entirely) on Lili's end, though.
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