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22nd May '15 3:10:08 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', we have Shinji (Japanese) caught in a love triangle with Rei (Japanese) and Asuka (American, German, and [[ButNotTooForeign technically Japanese]], but raised in the former two). While the series has ShipTease moments with both couples and doesn't resolve anything by the end of the series, different nationalities interpret the triangle based on different cultural expectations. In native Japan, the Rei/Shinji ship is definitely the winner, to the point that the reboot ''RebuildOfEvangelion'' makes it canon and has Asuka drop her feelings for Shinji the minute she realizes Rei likes him. In the West, however, Asuka is far more popular, and most western fanfiction has her come out as the clear winner for Shinji's heart.
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* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', we have Shinji (Japanese) caught in a love triangle with Rei (Japanese) and Asuka (American, German, and [[ButNotTooForeign technically Japanese]], but raised in the former two). While the series has ShipTease moments with both couples and doesn't resolve anything by the end of the series, different nationalities interpret the triangle based on different cultural expectations. In native Japan, the Rei/Shinji ship is definitely the winner, to the point that the reboot ''RebuildOfEvangelion'' ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' makes it canon and has Asuka drop her feelings for Shinji the minute she realizes Rei likes him. In the West, however, Asuka is far more popular, and most western fanfiction has her come out as the clear winner for Shinji's heart.

* ''LeapYear'' (2010) uses this trope. The heroine Anna goes to Ireland to propose to her New York City boyfriend Jeremy. By the end, this has become [[spoiler:an inversion, when she moves to Ireland and marries the Irish man she meets there]] * ''MadeOfHonour'' (2008): Tom vs. Colin [=McMurray=] over Helen. Helen is Tom's best friend from college. He realizes he is in love with her only when she's on sabbatical in Scotland. Lo and behold, she returns to New York with Colin, a Scottish duke who wants to marry her. Colin isn't portrayed as a jerk (except when it comes to sharing cake) but he just turns out to be wrong for Helen. * ''[[ThreeMenAndABaby Three Men and a Little Lady]]'' has a variation with Peter vs. Edward over Sylvia. The variation being that Sylvia is English too, but otherwise this trope is played in a very similar way. Peter is the American underdog and Edward is a horrible jerk who wants to send the titular little lady (Mary) OffToBoardingSchool. * ''SweetHomeAlabama'' does it with States instead of Nations. Alabama vs. New York (which, granted, are about as different as different countries to some people). * Inverted by ''CrocodileDundee'', which ends with American Sue Charlton choosing the Australian main character over her stateside boyfriend. * ''RunFatBoyRun'' makes the underdog and the girl he loves British, and the opponent a jerky American. It was going to be set in Chicago so presumably it would have had this plot follow the more American underdog mold, but then Creator/SimonPegg bought the script. * ''FrenchKiss'' has the audience initially rooting for American Meg Ryan to win back her Canadian fiancÚ from a French seductress. In an inversion however, as the film goes on the audience instead begins to root for her and French thief Kevin Kline to get together.
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* ''LeapYear'' ''Film/LeapYear'' (2010) uses this trope. The heroine Anna goes to Ireland to propose to her New York City boyfriend Jeremy. By the end, this has become [[spoiler:an inversion, when she moves to Ireland and marries the Irish man she meets there]] * ''MadeOfHonour'' ''Film/MadeOfHonour'' (2008): Tom vs. Colin [=McMurray=] over Helen. Helen is Tom's best friend from college. He realizes he is in love with her only when she's on sabbatical in Scotland. Lo and behold, she returns to New York with Colin, a Scottish duke who wants to marry her. Colin isn't portrayed as a jerk (except when it comes to sharing cake) but he just turns out to be wrong for Helen. * ''[[ThreeMenAndABaby ''[[Film/ThreeMenAndABaby Three Men and a Little Lady]]'' has a variation with Peter vs. Edward over Sylvia. The variation being that Sylvia is English too, but otherwise this trope is played in a very similar way. Peter is the American underdog and Edward is a horrible jerk who wants to send the titular little lady (Mary) OffToBoardingSchool. * ''SweetHomeAlabama'' ''Film/SweetHomeAlabama'' does it with States instead of Nations. Alabama vs. New York (which, granted, are about as different as different countries to some people). * Inverted by ''CrocodileDundee'', ''Film/CrocodileDundee'', which ends with American Sue Charlton choosing the Australian main character over her stateside boyfriend. * ''RunFatBoyRun'' ''Film/RunFatBoyRun'' makes the underdog and the girl he loves British, and the opponent a jerky American. It was going to be set in Chicago so presumably it would have had this plot follow the more American underdog mold, but then Creator/SimonPegg bought the script. * ''FrenchKiss'' ''Film/FrenchKiss'' has the audience initially rooting for American Meg Ryan to win back her Canadian fiancÚ from a French seductress. In an inversion however, as the film goes on the audience instead begins to root for her and French thief Kevin Kline to get together.
13th Apr '15 10:11:05 AM nombretomado
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* A two girls over a guy example: Rachel vs. Emily over Ross in ''{{Friends}}''. Emily is a [[BritishStuffiness Stuffy Brit]] who, sure enough, expects him to move to the United Kingdom with her. [[OfficialCouple Official Partner]] Rachel is a laid-back, albeit rather ditzy, American gal.
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* A two girls over a guy example: Rachel vs. Emily over Ross in ''{{Friends}}''.''Series/{{Friends}}''. Emily is a [[BritishStuffiness Stuffy Brit]] who, sure enough, expects him to move to the United Kingdom with her. [[OfficialCouple Official Partner]] Rachel is a laid-back, albeit rather ditzy, American gal.

* ''DesperateHousewives'' did this with the whole Ian/Susan/Mike triangle.
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* ''DesperateHousewives'' ''Series/DesperateHousewives'' did this with the whole Ian/Susan/Mike triangle.

* Woody vs. Henri on ''{{Cheers}}''.
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* Woody vs. Henri on ''{{Cheers}}''.''Series/{{Cheers}}''.

* Charlie/Zoe/[[FrenchJerk Jean-Paul]] from ''TheWestWing''.
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* Charlie/Zoe/[[FrenchJerk Jean-Paul]] from ''TheWestWing''. ''Series/TheWestWing''.
1st Feb '15 11:37:01 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The English woman vs. the Indian woman competing for the Indian hero's affections in the Bollywood film ''{{Lagaan}}''.
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* The English woman vs. the Indian woman competing for the Indian hero's affections in the Bollywood film ''{{Lagaan}}''. ''Bollywood/{{Lagaan}}''.
19th Dec '14 2:32:13 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ''TheRescuers Down Under'' has Australian mouse Jake as the foreigner, but he's not evil, and Miss Bianca herself is Hungarian.
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* ''TheRescuers ''Disney/TheRescuers Down Under'' has Australian mouse Jake as the foreigner, but he's not evil, and Miss Bianca herself is Hungarian.
11th Oct '14 6:04:01 AM paranoia222
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* Reversed, then played straight on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' when Robin dumps strait-laced Ted to go to Argentina, brings back an [[RomanticFalseLead Andre]], then gets annoyed and dumps him, but not to go back to Ted.
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* Reversed, then played straight on ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' when Robin dumps and strait-laced Ted break up and she almost immediately leaves for an extended trip to go to Argentina, Argentina. When she comes home she brings back an [[RomanticFalseLead Andre]], then when she gets annoyed with all the personality traits she first found attractive about him (trying to sensually feed her by hand, sweeping everything off the table to have sex, inviting strangers into her home), she realizes he's just a rebound and dumps him, but not to go back to Ted.
21st Jan '14 12:01:29 PM LongLiveHumour
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* ''PorcoRosso'', where Gina (Italian) is being pursued by Curtis (American), who wants to take her away to be a movie star with him. However, she mostly seems amused by this; [[spoiler:she's had a thing for the title character for years.]]
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* ''PorcoRosso'', ''Anime/PorcoRosso'', where Gina (Italian) is being pursued by Curtis (American), who wants to take her away to be a movie star with him. However, she mostly seems amused by this; [[spoiler:she's had a thing for the title character for years.]]

* ''RunFatBoyRun'' makes the underdog and the girl he loves British, and the opponent a jerky American. It was going to be set in Chicago so presumably it would have had this plot follow the more American underdog mold, but then SimonPegg bought the script.
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* ''RunFatBoyRun'' makes the underdog and the girl he loves British, and the opponent a jerky American. It was going to be set in Chicago so presumably it would have had this plot follow the more American underdog mold, but then SimonPegg Creator/SimonPegg bought the script.
30th Jun '13 3:38:45 PM nombretomado
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* The Ron-Hermione-Viktor LoveTriangle in ''HarryPotter and the Goblet of Fire'' (Britain vs. Bulgaria). Viktor didn't end up being bad though, and still remained in contact with Hermione after the end of the story. (WordOfGod says Viktor attended their wedding, to Ron's chagrin.)
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* The Ron-Hermione-Viktor LoveTriangle in ''HarryPotter and the Goblet of Fire'' ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire'' (Britain vs. Bulgaria). Viktor didn't end up being bad though, and still remained in contact with Hermione after the end of the story. (WordOfGod says Viktor attended their wedding, to Ron's chagrin.)
9th Jun '13 1:57:15 PM ArcadesSabboth
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* OlderThanRadio: Quincy Morris (A Texan), Dr. Jack Seward (An Englishman), and Lord Arthur Holmwood (Another Englishman) fighting over Lucy Westenra (An Englishwoman) in ''Dracula''. Holmwood wins, but then Lucy turns into a vampire. ** And then, of course, on the more analytical level it's the whole team competing with Dracula (a grade-a Scary Foreigner) over their women.
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* OlderThanRadio: OlderThanTelevision: Quincy Morris (A Texan), Dr. Jack Seward (An Englishman), and Lord Arthur Holmwood (Another Englishman) fighting over Lucy Westenra (An Englishwoman) in ''Dracula''. Holmwood wins, but then Lucy turns into a vampire. ** vampire. And then, of course, on the more analytical level it's the whole team competing with Dracula (a grade-a Scary Foreigner) over their women.

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* OlderThanRadio: Quincy Morris (A Texan), Dr. Jack Seward (An Englishman), and Lord Arthur Holmwood (Another Englishman) fighting over Lucy Westenra (An Englishwoman) in ''Dracula''. Holmwood wins, but then Lucy turns into a vampire. ** And then, of course, on the more analytical level it's the whole team competing with Dracula (a grade-a Scary Foreigner) over their women.
28th May '13 8:22:47 PM nombretomado
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* Inverted ''and'' [[GenderFlip Gender Flipped]] in ''Theatre/{{Brigadoon}}'', where the American guy chooses the [[BonnieScotland Scottish lassie]] over his [[BigApplesauce New York]] fiancee.
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* Inverted ''and'' [[GenderFlip Gender Flipped]] in ''Theatre/{{Brigadoon}}'', where the American guy chooses the [[BonnieScotland [[UsefulNotes/{{Scotland}} Scottish lassie]] over his [[BigApplesauce New York]] fiancee.
7th May '13 12:21:32 PM MacronNotes
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* In ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'', we have Shinji (Japanese) caught in a love triangle with Rei (Japanese) and Asuka (American, German, and [[ButNotTooForeign technically Japanese]], but raised in the former two). While the series has ShipTease moments with both couples and doesn't resolve anything by the end of the series, different nationalities interpret the triangle based on different cultural expectations. In native Japan, the Rei/Shinji ship is definitely the winner, to the point that the reboot ''RebuildOfEvangelion'' makes it canon and has Asuka drop her feelings for Shinji the minute she realizes Rei likes him. In the West, however, Asuka is far more popular, and most western fanfiction has her come out as the clear winner for Shinji's heart.
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* In ''NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', we have Shinji (Japanese) caught in a love triangle with Rei (Japanese) and Asuka (American, German, and [[ButNotTooForeign technically Japanese]], but raised in the former two). While the series has ShipTease moments with both couples and doesn't resolve anything by the end of the series, different nationalities interpret the triangle based on different cultural expectations. In native Japan, the Rei/Shinji ship is definitely the winner, to the point that the reboot ''RebuildOfEvangelion'' makes it canon and has Asuka drop her feelings for Shinji the minute she realizes Rei likes him. In the West, however, Asuka is far more popular, and most western fanfiction has her come out as the clear winner for Shinji's heart.
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