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19th Apr '18 5:52:32 AM DesertDragon
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* This trope is the reason why "straight" guys are such a popular theme for gay porn. They are, by definition, [[IncompatibleOrientation unavailable to gay men]], which makes them that much more desirable.

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* This trope IncompatibleOrientation is the reason why "straight" guys are such a popular theme for gay porn. They are, being attracted to someone that, by definition, [[IncompatibleOrientation unavailable to gay men]], which makes them that much more desirable.you can't have, and for many, this obsession is ''because'' they can't have the other person rather than despite it. Every gay/bisexual person alive knows the torment of having feelings for someone straight, many a straight woman has claimed AllTheGoodMenAreGay, and some straight men view lesbians as a "challenge" rather than someone whose boundaries they should respect.
21st Jan '18 7:31:01 PM CassandraLeo
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* The Biblical Forbidden Fruit {{bookends}} ''Literature/GoodOmens''. The opening scene depicts the aftermath of Adam and Eve's expulsion from Eden from the viewpoint of the novel's two [[spoiler:{{decoy|Protagonist}}]] protagonists, while the penultimate scene depicts [[spoiler:the AntiAntichrist stealing apples because "there never was an apple, in Adam's opinion, that wasn't worth the trouble you got in for eating it." As an added bonus, two of the thieves of forbidden fruit were ''actually named'' Adam.]]



* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Professor Farnsworth creates a box with [[spoiler:another universe]] inside and orders Leela to guard it. Of course, this "forces" Bender and Fry to immediately make every effort to steal the box. Leela distracts them with a decoy filled with booze and tangled Christmas tree lights, but then finally succumbs to temptation herself and looks in the real box.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', Professor Farnsworth creates a box with [[spoiler:another universe]] inside and orders Leela to guard it. Of course, this "forces" Bender and Fry to immediately make every effort to steal the box.box (Fry: "Whatever's in there, it's the only thing I've ever wanted"). Leela distracts them with a decoy filled with booze and tangled Christmas tree lights, but then finally succumbs to temptation herself and looks in the real box.
7th Jan '18 12:47:21 PM legendaryweredragon
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* This trope is responsible for the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/eating-tide-pods Eating Tide PODS meme]]. They look like delicious candy, but don't eat them. [[https://youtu.be/pM6wanZOLtk Don't eat them.]] They are actually called a forbidden fruit or forbidden snack in some of the meme images.

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* This trope is responsible for the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/eating-tide-pods Eating Tide PODS meme]]. They look like delicious candy, but don't eat them. [[https://youtu.be/pM6wanZOLtk Don't eat them.]] They are actually called a forbidden fruit or forbidden snack in some of the meme images.]]
7th Jan '18 12:27:19 PM legendaryweredragon
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* This trope is responsible for the [[http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/eating-tide-pods Eating Tide PODS meme]]. They look like delicious candy, but don't eat them. [[https://youtu.be/pM6wanZOLtk Don't eat them.]] They are actually called a forbidden fruit or forbidden snack in some of the meme images.
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3rd Jan '18 9:34:14 AM Nadim
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* Robin from ''Series/{{How I Met Your Mother}}'' suffers a horrible case of this. One time, she was informed by a doctor that she is allergic to lobster and compulsively eats an entire plate of lobster until she swelled up. In that same episode, she repeatedly kept trying to get Barney to sleep with her after he tells he is done going after her. She was also extremely jealous of Barney's new relationship with Patrice and took extreme measure to try to break them up. A previous episode had Robin heartbroken upon finding out that [[spoiler: she can't have kids, [[ChildHater despite how much she dislikes children]].]] In short, Robin is always obsessed in getting whatever she can't have regardless of whether she even wanted it to begin with.


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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Joey develops a crush on the new nanny Ross and Rachel hired for their daughter. He even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] the trope by name when Ross and Chandler disapprove thinking that his advances will scare her away. [[spoiler: It turns out she was actually a lesbian.]]
29th Dec '17 11:34:25 AM nombretomado
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* The chosen priestesses in ''FushigiYuugi'' must be virgins and remain as such until they summon the deity that chose them and ask for three wishes. Cue excessive amounts of [[AttemptedRape rape attempts on the heroine,]] {{Melodrama}} between love interests, and [[RapeAsDrama the like.]]

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* The chosen priestesses in ''FushigiYuugi'' ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' must be virgins and remain as such until they summon the deity that chose them and ask for three wishes. Cue excessive amounts of [[AttemptedRape rape attempts on the heroine,]] {{Melodrama}} between love interests, and [[RapeAsDrama the like.]]
20th Dec '17 8:46:23 PM DesertDragon
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* In one ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' episode, Al was accidentally circumcised and had to abstain from sex for a month. For most of their marriage, Al put great effort into avoiding sex with his wife. But now that it was forbidden, she suddenly became some sort of irresistible sex goddess whose every casual action seemed to turn him on.

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* In one ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' episode, Al was accidentally circumcised and had to abstain from sex for a month. For most of their marriage, Al put great effort into avoiding sex with his wife. But now that it was forbidden, she suddenly became some sort of irresistible sex goddess whose every casual action seemed to turn him on. This trope would also explain why Al is so obsessed with younger women even though Peg is quite the milf: he's attracted to what he can't have.



* On ''Series/MarriedWithChildren,'' this trope is the reason Al is so obsessed with younger women even though Peggy is quite the milf. He wants them because ''he can't have them.''
20th Dec '17 8:32:43 PM DesertDragon
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* On ''Series/MarriedWithChildren,'' this trope is the reason Al is so obsessed with younger women even though Peggy is quite the milf. He wants them because ''he can't have them.''
14th Dec '17 6:40:48 PM DesertDragon
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* Invoked in ''VideoGame/Injustice2'' in Catwoman's arcade ending. [[spoiler: [[DatingCatwoman She and Batman]] finally enter a long-term relationship, but she realizes she was primarily attracted to him ''because'' he was forbidden, not despite it. Also, being a billionaire's girlfriend meant [[CutLexLuthorACheck she had no reason to ever steal again]], boring her senseless. She leaves him to return to her old life.]]
12th Dec '17 3:02:16 AM Xarvas
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* When Michael Jordan signed the contract with Nike for his signature Air Jordan shoes, NBA fined him 5000$ per game, because the shoes didn't have enough white color on them. Nike gladly paid the fine for MJ and started advertising the shoes as "Banned", knowing the appeal of this trope.
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