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24th Sep '17 9:20:09 AM nombretomado
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* The ''[[BattleTechExpandedUniverse [=BattleTech=]]]'' setting's likely most iconic example would still have to be the way in which one of its most famous {{Magnificent Bastard}}s cemented his reputation once and for all right at his wedding to friend and foe alike, as seen in the novel ''Warrior: Riposte'':

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* The ''[[BattleTechExpandedUniverse ''[[Franchise/BattleTechExpandedUniverse [=BattleTech=]]]'' setting's likely most iconic example would still have to be the way in which one of its most famous {{Magnificent Bastard}}s cemented his reputation once and for all right at his wedding to friend and foe alike, as seen in the novel ''Warrior: Riposte'':
17th Sep '17 12:40:30 AM arnivold86
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' features Mr. Peanutbutter, an [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic labrador retriever]], as a member of the main cast who uses these as his primary method of showing affection and love. Of course, being a wealthy celebrity leads to him being able to throw huge surprise parties and buy helicopters for people to ride in just for the hell of it without a second thought. A lot of his StoryArc revolves around him working on his marriage with Diane Nguyen, who doesn't care for grand gestures, parties, or surprises, and would much rather spend time having intimate conversations and private moments, and his difficulty in showing other types of affection.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' features Mr. Peanutbutter, an [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic labrador retriever]], as a member of the main cast who uses these as his primary method of showing affection and love. Of course, being a wealthy celebrity leads to him being able to throw huge surprise parties and buy helicopters for people to ride in just for the hell of it without a second thought. A lot of his StoryArc revolves around him working on his marriage with Diane Nguyen, who doesn't care for grand gestures, parties, or surprises, and would much rather spend time having intimate conversations and private moments, and his difficulty in showing other types of affection.understanding that [[ItsAllAboutMe not everyone likes the same things that he does or appreciates the same things he would.]]
17th Sep '17 12:37:37 AM arnivold86
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* ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'' features Mr. Peanutbutter, an [[PettingZooPeople anthropomorphic labrador retriever]], as a member of the main cast who uses these as his primary method of showing affection and love. Of course, being a wealthy celebrity leads to him being able to throw huge surprise parties and buy helicopters for people to ride in just for the hell of it without a second thought. A lot of his StoryArc revolves around him working on his marriage with Diane Nguyen, who doesn't care for grand gestures, parties, or surprises, and would much rather spend time having intimate conversations and private moments, and his difficulty in showing other types of affection.
11th Sep '17 10:35:30 PM LavaringX
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* [[spoiler: Kilgrave]] tries to do this in {{JessicaJones 2015}}, but it gets deconstructed really, ''really'' fast. At one point, Kilgrave asked Jessica (while she was [[KickTheDog under his control, of course]]) what her happiest memories were, and she told him that they were of her childhood home. Kilgrave buys this very house (from the new owners who were now living in it, although he ''did'' make an effort to appeal to them willfully) and arranges it to look exactly as it did when Jessica had to leave it. Jessica isn't fooled, because doing something like this (nice as it may appear) doesn't make up for Kilgrave's abuse, rape, and sociopathic behavior, although she is willing to at least give him a chance to see if there's any hope of him turning good. [[spoiler: Sadly, there really isn't, because Kilgrave undoes the favor almost immediately with more sociopathy and has to be put down. We never see if Jessica kept the house, though.]]

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* [[spoiler: Kilgrave]] tries to do this in {{JessicaJones {{Jessica Jones 2015}}, but it gets deconstructed really, ''really'' fast. At one point, Kilgrave asked Jessica (while she was [[KickTheDog under his control, of course]]) what her happiest memories were, and she told him that they were of her childhood home. Kilgrave buys this very house (from the new owners who were now living in it, although he ''did'' make an effort to appeal to them willfully) and arranges it to look exactly as it did when Jessica had to leave it. Jessica isn't fooled, because doing something like this (nice as it may appear) doesn't make up for Kilgrave's abuse, rape, and sociopathic behavior, although she is willing to at least give him a chance to see if there's any hope of him turning good. [[spoiler: Sadly, there really isn't, because Kilgrave undoes the favor almost immediately with more sociopathy and has to be put down. We never see if Jessica kept the house, though.]]
11th Sep '17 10:34:38 PM LavaringX
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* [[spoiler: Kilgrave]] tries to do this in {{JessicaJones 2015}}, but it gets deconstructed really, ''really'' fast. At one point, Kilgrave asked Jessica (while she was [[KickTheDog under his control, of course]]) what her happiest memories were, and she told him that they were of her childhood home. Kilgrave buys this very house (from the new owners who were now living in it, although he ''did'' make an effort to appeal to them willfully) and arranges it to look exactly as it did when Jessica had to leave it. Jessica isn't fooled, because doing something like this (nice as it may appear) doesn't make up for Kilgrave's abuse, rape, and sociopathic behavior, although she is willing to at least give him a chance to see if there's any hope of him turning good. [[spoiler: Sadly, there really isn't, because Kilgrave undoes the favor almost immediately with more sociopathy and has to be put down. We never see if Jessica kept the house, though.]]
24th Jul '17 12:20:36 PM Tacitus
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* Happens in ''WebVideo/SwordArtOnlineAbridged'' after Kirito and Asuna's RelationshipUpgrade, and it turns out these teenagers have no idea what to do after sex.
-->'''[[TalkingToThemself Kirito's Left Brain:]]''' Look, just say anything!\\
'''[[TalkingToThemself Kirito's Right Brain:]]''' Anything?!\\
'''Kirito's Left Brain:''' ''Anything!'' Just... say it with confidence.\\
'''Kirito's Right Brain:''' Eh, alright! Here goes nothing!\\
'''Kirito:''' [[FourthDateMarriage We should get married.]]\\
'''Kirito's Left Brain:''' [[BigNo NNOOOOOO!!!!]]\\
'''Kirito's Right Brain:''' What?! You said "Say anything!"\\
'''Kirito's Left Brain:''' ANYTHING EXCEPT ''THAT'', OBVIOUSLY!\\
'''Kirito's Right Brain:''' I'M SORRY, I DON'T DO WELL UNDER PRESSURE!



* 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.

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* In ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia''. ''Literature/TheCourtshipOfPrincessLeia'', Leia is being wooed by [[PrinceCharmless Prince Isolder]] of the powerful and glamorous Hapes Consortium, and is cognizant enough of the political ramifications of such an alliance to seriously consider it. To compete, Han wins enters a planet in a shady Sabaac game to try and wins a ''planet'' in an attempt to impress Leia. It doesn't quite work though, Leia, fails, and ends up [[AbductionIsLove abducting her]] to visit "his" new planet, which turns out to be in an ex-Imperial warlord's territory and is inhabited by a tribe of Dark Side-using "witches." Needless to say, it takes a bit longer before she agrees for Leia to marry him.ultimately end up marrying Han.
14th Jul '17 9:57:33 PM HeroGal2347
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* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' episode "Full Metal Attraction" is full of them, as Fenton Crackshell's over the top grand romantic gestures drive Gandra Dee to distraction:

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* The ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales'' ''WesternAnimation/DuckTales1987'' episode "Full Metal Attraction" is full of them, as Fenton Crackshell's over the top grand romantic gestures drive Gandra Dee to distraction:
14th Jul '17 3:30:48 PM Andyroid
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* Deconstructed in ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E8HardToSayAnything'' as Big Mac and Feather Bangs compete in romantic gestures in an attempt to woo Sugar Belle, but it ends up just wrecking her shop and driving her away. Eventually Big Mac learns the Aesop about not doing this and builds a new display case for Sugar Belle to replace the one he broke.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Deconstructed in ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E8HardToSayAnything'' "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E8HardToSayAnything Hard to Say Anything]]", as Big Mac and Feather Bangs compete in romantic gestures in an attempt to woo Sugar Belle, but it ends up just wrecking her shop and driving her away. Eventually Big Mac learns the Aesop about not doing this moral that a heartfelt gesture is more important that a big flashy one, and builds a new display case for Sugar Belle to replace the one he broke.
27th May '17 11:21:18 AM storyyeller
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* Deconstructed in ''Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS7E8HardToSayAnything'' as Big Mac and Feather Bangs compete in romantic gestures in an attempt to woo Sugar Belle, but it ends up just wrecking her shop and driving her away. Eventually Big Mac learns the Aesop about not doing this and builds a new display case for Sugar Belle to replace the one he broke.
13th May '17 7:14:09 AM lorgskyegon
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** After being kissed by a fangirl, Sheldon immediately flies across the country to visit Amy at Princeton to propose.
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