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14th Jan '17 8:06:03 AM DustSnitch
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* Since Creator/StephenKing's ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' contains pretty much every other BadAss-related trope, it's not entirely surprising that they've got this one as well. Most of ''Literature/WizardAndGlass'' is spent exploring Roland's Heartbroken Badass past.

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* Since Creator/StephenKing's ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' contains pretty much every other BadAss-related badass-related trope, it's not entirely surprising that they've got this one as well. Most of ''Literature/WizardAndGlass'' is spent exploring Roland's Heartbroken Badass past.
23rd Dec '16 10:26:36 PM Premonition45
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** He's also this in ''Film/LicenceToKill'', after reliving the ending to ''Majesty's'' when he finds Felix badly mauled and his (Felix's) wife murdered.

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** He's also this in ''Film/LicenceToKill'', after reliving the ending to ''Majesty's'' when he finds Felix Leiter badly mauled and his (Felix's) wife murdered.
23rd Dec '16 6:56:20 AM Morgenthaler
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A {{Badass}} falls head over heels in love and has their heart broken, sometimes because their love interest outright rejects them, sometimes because the object of their affections falls in love elsewhere or is already in a relationship with another, or some other tragic event happens that denies the badass the affections of their love interest. The worst case scenario by far is when their love interest is StuffedIntoTheFridge, killed off just to spite the badass.


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A {{Badass}} badass falls head over heels in love and has their heart broken, sometimes because their love interest outright rejects them, sometimes because the object of their affections falls in love elsewhere or is already in a relationship with another, or some other tragic event happens that denies the badass the affections of their love interest. The worst case scenario by far is when their love interest is StuffedIntoTheFridge, killed off just to spite the badass.




* ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'': {{Badass}} HumongousMecha AcePilot ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]'' was completely heartbroken and devastated when he saw Sayaka getting murdered in a Time Loop.

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* ''Manga/ShinMazingerZero'': {{Badass}} Badass HumongousMecha AcePilot ''[[Anime/MazingerZ Kouji Kabuto]]'' was completely heartbroken and devastated when he saw Sayaka getting murdered in a Time Loop.
11th Dec '16 3:54:13 PM OlmoJV
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* In a ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fic ''Fanfic/TheVow'', Lord Shen becomes this when he's banished from home for his crime of [[spoiler:massacring pandas]] while his parents and Lady Lianne, his fiancé, act in an outwardly cold way while doing that (in reality, they're sad at having to do it). Viewing it to be an unjust response to [[IDidWhatIHadToDo his efforts to prevent his fate]], Shen [[FaceHeelTurn swears to conquer China and have his revenge]]. Later, near the end of the story, Shen suffers a VillainousBSOD after [[spoiler:he releases his newlywed wife Lianne [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy out of love]]]] and [[WhatHaveIBecome ponders on how far he has fallen]]. It [[InSpiteOfANail doesn't]] prevent him from engaging in his final confrontation with Po in the same way as in canon though. [[spoiler:However, he [[SparedByAdaptation survives]], returns to Lianne and [[BittersweetEnding resigns to live with her]].]]

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* In a ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' fic ''Fanfic/TheVow'', Lord Shen becomes this when he's banished from home for his crime of [[spoiler:massacring pandas]] while his parents and Lady Lianne, his fiancé, fiancée, act in an outwardly cold way while doing that (in reality, they're sad at having to do it). Viewing it to be an unjust response to [[IDidWhatIHadToDo his efforts to prevent his fate]], Shen [[FaceHeelTurn swears to conquer China and have his revenge]]. Later, near the end of the story, Shen suffers a VillainousBSOD after [[spoiler:he releases his newlywed wife Lianne [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy out of love]]]] and [[WhatHaveIBecome ponders on how far he has fallen]]. It [[InSpiteOfANail doesn't]] prevent him from engaging in his final confrontation with Po in the same way as in canon though. [[spoiler:However, he [[SparedByAdaptation survives]], returns to Lianne and [[BittersweetEnding resigns to live with her]].]]
11th Dec '16 11:07:15 AM OlmoJV
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures'' fic ''Fanfic/TheUltimateEvil'', [[PrecursorHeroes Lo Pei]] is revealed to have lost his wife to childbirth and raised his son and daughter by himself under Shendu's rule. [[PapaWolf He]] stirred up the rebellion against Shendu only after the Fire Demon forcibly took his beloved daughter Lo Mei as bride. While Pei successfully imprisoned Shendu, he couldn't save in time Mei [[spoiler:from suicide]].
21st Nov '16 12:26:12 PM Tron80
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->That was the last time I saw Richard. Tonight I know what it is to be human. Tonight my super skin is still invulnerable, but my Richard is never coming back, and my heart is broken into a million pieces.
-->-- '''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''', ''Solo #1''

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->That was the last time I saw Richard. He died later that night. I couldn't save him. I couldn't '''save''' him. Richard was right about real strength, though. It is on the inside. And I know I'll find it. Just not tonight. Tonight I know what it is to be human. Tonight my super skin is still invulnerable, but my Richard is never coming back, and my heart is broken into a million pieces.
-->-- '''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}''', ''Solo #1''
''Comicbook/YoungLove''



* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Spider-Man lost Gwen Stacy to the Green Goblin. It's one of the most iconic moments in his history but damn, poor Peter. Meanwhile, in stories set in the future/{{Alternate Universe}}s/{{What If}}s, it's common for his most famous love interest, Mary Jane Watson, to die or disappear. (Just see the page image with Spidey doing a CradleOfLoneliness on Mary Jane's headstone.)
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: In ''Solo #1'', Dick Malverne, Pre-Crisis Supergirl's childhood crush died after confessing he loved her and he knew her SecretIdentity all along, leaving her heart-broken.
-->That was the last time I saw Richard. Tonight I know what it is to be human. Tonight my super skin is still invulnerable, but my Richard is never coming back, and my heart is broken into a million pieces.

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Franchise/SpiderMan: Spider-Man lost Gwen Stacy to the Green Goblin. It's one of the most iconic moments in his history but damn, poor Peter. Meanwhile, in stories set in the future/{{Alternate Universe}}s/{{What If}}s, it's common for his most famous love interest, Mary Jane Watson, to die or disappear. (Just see the page image with Spidey doing a CradleOfLoneliness on Mary Jane's headstone.)
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: In ''Solo #1'', ''Comicbook/YoungLove'', Dick Malverne, Pre-Crisis Supergirl's childhood crush died after confessing he loved her and he knew her SecretIdentity all along, leaving her heart-broken.
-->That was the last time I saw Richard. He died later that night. I couldn't save him. I couldn't '''save''' him. Richard was right about real strength, though. It is on the inside. And I know I'll find it. Just not tonight. Tonight I know what it is to be human. Tonight my super skin is still invulnerable, but my Richard is never coming back, and my heart is broken into a million pieces.
30th Oct '16 3:17:57 PM nombretomado
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* Herald Vanyel in the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series. The love of his life commits suicide shortly after the near-fatal accident that turned Vanyel into a mage. He goes on to become one of the most powerful Herald-Mages adepts ever to live, yet to a large extent lives most of his life in mourning.

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* Herald Vanyel in the ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series. The love of his life commits suicide shortly after the near-fatal accident that turned Vanyel into a mage. He goes on to become one of the most powerful Herald-Mages adepts ever to live, yet to a large extent lives most of his life in mourning.
25th Oct '16 8:47:50 AM ExSlacker
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** The ending of the second game has it just as bad as well. [[spoiler:Joule manages to get a physical form once again, namely the ill girl Mytyl (implied to be who Joule was based on anyway). However, the resulting hybrid loses her memories as both Mytyl ''and'' Joule, and Gunvolt leaves her in his rival Copen's (Mytyl's brother) care. Weeks later, Gunvolt has a chance meeting with "Mytyl". Seeing her happy for once ever since he first met her, Gunvolt decides it's best to stay out of her new life, for the sake of her happiness.]] This also applies to Copen, [[spoiler:what with the revelation that his sister is an Adept all along, the race that he has made his sworn duty to eradicate. He pretends to have died in Eden so that he does not have to bring her into his crusade.]]

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** The ending of the second game has it just as bad as well. [[spoiler:Joule manages to get a physical form once again, namely the ill girl Mytyl (implied to be who Joule was based on anyway). However, the resulting hybrid loses her memories as both Mytyl ''and'' Joule, and Gunvolt leaves her in his rival Copen's (Mytyl's brother) care. Weeks later, Gunvolt has a chance meeting with "Mytyl". Seeing her happy for once ever since he they first met her, met, Gunvolt decides it's best to stay out of her new life, explicitly stated in his monologue to be [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy for the sake of her happiness.happiness]].]] This also applies to Copen, [[spoiler:what with the revelation that his sister is an Adept all along, the race that he has made his sworn duty to eradicate. He pretends to have died in Eden so that he does not have to bring her into his crusade.]]
24th Oct '16 10:16:34 PM ExSlacker
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** The ending of the second game has it just as bad as well. [[spoiler:Joule manages to get a physical form once again, namely the ill girl Mytyl (implied to be who Joule was based on anyway). However, the resulting hybrid loses her memories as both Mytyl ''and'' Joule, and Gunvolt leaves her in his rival Copen's (Mytyl's brother) care. Weeks later, Gunvolt has a chance meeting with "Mytyl", and, seeing her happy for once ever since he first met her, decides it's best to stay out of her life, for the sake of her happiness.]] This also applies to Copen, [[spoiler:what with the revelation that his sister is an Adept all along, the race that he has made his sworn duty to eradicate. He pretends to have died in Eden so that he does not have to bring her into his crusade.]]

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** The ending of the second game has it just as bad as well. [[spoiler:Joule manages to get a physical form once again, namely the ill girl Mytyl (implied to be who Joule was based on anyway). However, the resulting hybrid loses her memories as both Mytyl ''and'' Joule, and Gunvolt leaves her in his rival Copen's (Mytyl's brother) care. Weeks later, Gunvolt has a chance meeting with "Mytyl", and, seeing "Mytyl". Seeing her happy for once ever since he first met her, Gunvolt decides it's best to stay out of her new life, for the sake of her happiness.]] This also applies to Copen, [[spoiler:what with the revelation that his sister is an Adept all along, the race that he has made his sworn duty to eradicate. He pretends to have died in Eden so that he does not have to bring her into his crusade.]]
24th Oct '16 10:14:34 PM ExSlacker
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* In ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'', [[spoiler:Gunvolt's [[BrokenPedestal adoptive father]], Asimov, reveals himself to be an Adept supremacist, and offers WeCanRuleTogether with Gunvolt and Joule. When Gunvolt refuses (for Joule's sake) he shoots both of them dead. Getting shot, however, allowed Joule to gain full control of her powers, and she then uses it to merge with Gunvolt and save his life. Broken, Gunvolt deeply grieves for thinking he failed Joule[[note]]not that she's gone completely, she's still SharingABody with Gunvolt[[/note]], and in his rage, he chases after Asimov in revenge.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/AzureStrikerGunvolt'', [[spoiler:Gunvolt's [[BrokenPedestal adoptive father]], Asimov, reveals himself to be an Adept supremacist, and offers WeCanRuleTogether with to Gunvolt and Joule. When Gunvolt refuses (for Joule's sake) he sake), Asimov shoots both of them dead. Getting shot, however, allowed Joule to gain full control of her powers, and she then uses it to merge with Gunvolt and save his life. Broken, Gunvolt deeply grieves for thinking he failed Joule[[note]]not that she's gone completely, she's still SharingABody with Gunvolt[[/note]], and in his rage, he chases after Asimov in revenge.]]
** The ending of the second game has it just as bad as well. [[spoiler:Joule manages to get a physical form once again, namely the ill girl Mytyl (implied to be who Joule was based on anyway). However, the resulting hybrid loses her memories as both Mytyl ''and'' Joule, and Gunvolt leaves her in his rival Copen's (Mytyl's brother) care. Weeks later, Gunvolt has a chance meeting with "Mytyl", and, seeing her happy for once ever since he first met her, decides it's best to stay out of her life, for the sake of her happiness.]] This also applies to Copen, [[spoiler:what with the revelation that his sister is an Adept all along, the race that he has made his sworn duty to eradicate. He pretends to have died in Eden so that he does not have to bring her into his crusade.
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