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19th Jul '16 8:27:44 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Tying in with the {{Website/Cracked}} example above, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' brought us the actions [[MadHatter Jervis Tetch]] used to woo his Alice. Including, but not limited to - brainwashing a pair of thugs to go jump off a bridge to impress her with his bravery when they're about to get mugged; brainwashing the Maitre'd of a restaurant (as well as the ''rest'' of the staff) into getting them a seat and the romantic usuals (violin/flowers/etc.). After she reconciled with her boyfriend the same night, though, he uses brainwashing to break them up again, then does the "extravagant Flower surprise" in her house... which he didn't have a key for. Alice is, understandably, creeped out - but mostly because Jervis had no way of knowing that the two had broken up.

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* Tying in with the {{Website/Cracked}} example above, ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'' brought us the actions [[MadHatter Jervis Tetch]] used to woo his Alice. Including, but not limited to - brainwashing a pair of thugs to go jump off a bridge to impress her with his bravery when they're about to get mugged; brainwashing the Maitre'd of a restaurant (as well as the ''rest'' of the staff) into getting them a seat and the romantic usuals (violin/flowers/etc.). After she reconciled with her boyfriend the same night, though, he uses brainwashing to break them up again, then does the "extravagant Flower surprise" in her house... which he didn't have a key for. Alice is, understandably, creeped out - but mostly because Jervis had no way of knowing that the two had broken up.
6th Jul '16 7:10:56 PM Doodler
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* In ''A Knight To Remember'', Virago wins Holly's heart by jousting for her in a Renaissance festival. It's an even grander gesture than she intended, as Holly was already in love with her, but was afraid that Virago [[IncompatibleOrientation couldn't return her feelings]].
30th May '16 6:59:41 AM DoctorNemesis
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** At the end of ''Film/LicenseToKill'', after seeing Pam flee a party heartbroken after seeing Lupe begin to flirt with him again, he jumps off a balcony into a swimming pool below in order to catch up with her.

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** At the end of ''Film/LicenseToKill'', ''Film/LicenceToKill'', after seeing Pam flee a party heartbroken after seeing Lupe begin to flirt with him again, he jumps off a balcony into a swimming pool below in order to catch up with her.
30th May '16 6:59:13 AM DoctorNemesis
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* Timothy Dalton's version of Film/JamesBond, while perhaps not especially grand compared to some on this page (he ''is'' still [[TheCasanova James Bond]]), had quite the knack for sweet romantic gestures towards his Bond girls compared to the previous and later versions:
** At the end of ''Film/TheLivingDaylights'', he sneaks off a mission precisely to hear Kara's first concert after she has escaped to the west, and later sneaks into her dressing room in order to surprise her with drinks and a romantic evening;
** At the end of ''Film/LicenseToKill'', after seeing Pam flee a party heartbroken after seeing Lupe begin to flirt with him again, he jumps off a balcony into a swimming pool below in order to catch up with her.
14th May '16 12:09:28 AM Doug86
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* Julian in DancingOnTheEdge angsts over what he can do to show Jessie how much he cares about her. He settles on buying a ton of her records and giving her a car.

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* Julian in DancingOnTheEdge ''Series/DancingOnTheEdge'' angsts over what he can do to show Jessie how much he cares about her. He settles on buying a ton of her records and giving her a car.
23rd Apr '16 9:19:07 AM laserviking42
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Runs heavy on RuleOfRomantic. In RealLife, be warned: this has appeared on [[http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2011/10/four-lies-movies-taught-us-about-dating/all/1/ lists]] in the lines of "stupid things movies taught us would work."

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Runs heavy on RuleOfRomantic. In RealLife, be warned: this has appeared on [[http://www.doctornerdlove.com/2011/10/four-lies-movies-taught-us-about-dating/all/1/ lists]] in the lines of "stupid things movies taught us would work."
" In the real world there is another name for this kind of behavior: stalking.
22nd Apr '16 9:39:25 PM chicagomel
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* In ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia''. Han wins a planet in a Sabaac game to try and impress Leia. It doesn't quite work though, and it takes a bit longer before she agrees to marry him.
11th Mar '16 8:44:13 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''[[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} The Bug Princess]]'', BJ pulls off a massive one in the final chapter. For his beloved's birthday, he [[spoiler:gets her a house and undermines her stepmother's attempts to plan their wedding by arranging a surprise one at their new home. And he says he loves her, instead of resorting to the usual IUhYouToo.]]
22nd Feb '16 9:31:17 AM cdrood
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** The show even pointed out that such gestures can be considered creepy and stalker-ish if the intended recipient does not welcome the gesture. This is referred to as the Dobler-Dahmer Theory.
18th Feb '16 6:54:22 AM skidoo23
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** In a parallel to the above, the Doctor does the same for Clara Oswald, [[spoiler: except add to that the fact he punched a diamond wall with his bare fists for 4 1/2 billion years first, just for her]] though due to TheILoveYouStigma that has been established, this is indicated through euphemisms like [[spoiler: him telling Clara, "I had a duty of care" when she asks him why he put himself through hell for her".]]
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