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18th Mar '17 7:14:44 PM SonofAkatosh
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* ''Theatre/Hamilton'': Angelica Schuyler has this platonically for her sister Eliza. Trapped in a loveless marriage, it's implied that she's considered an affair with Hamilton, but he's married to Eliza and Angelica would never hurt her like that.

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* ''Theatre/Hamilton'': ''Theatre/{{Hamilton}}'': Angelica Schuyler has this platonically for her sister Eliza. Trapped in a loveless marriage, it's implied that she's considered an affair with Hamilton, but he's married to Eliza and Angelica would never hurt her like that.
15th Mar '17 7:54:38 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/WordsOfRadiance'' (second book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''): "Beloved" is pushing it, but once Kaladin develops feelings for Shallan, he concludes that she would be much happier with Adolin than with him.
14th Mar '17 9:09:03 AM LadyNorbert
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} The Legionary'', when Obelix learns that the lovely Panacea (Whom he has a major crush on) has a fiance' whose been forcibly recruited and sent to Caesar's legionaries in Africa, he immediately declares that he and Asterix will go and rescue Tragicomix. However, just as Asterix is applauding Obelix for being so mature, Obelix bursts into tears.
* ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures: Mr. Freeze is being treated by a team of doctors, courtesy of Bruce Wayne. Dr. D'Anjeou, the man whom Mr. Freeze's wife married after leaving him, is called in as he is proficient in this field, but he is kidnapped by a man with a similar disease to Freeze from the show[[note]]he tried to become immortal from it[[/note]]. He freezes Wayne steals the doctors and leaves, while Freeze, now just a head, merely laughs at Wayne's misfortune. However, he becomes serious when he realizes who the doctor was, and demands to be put in his suit to rescue him because Nora loves D'Anjeou. Even when he Nightwing and Batgirl are almost killed, he ignores them and all danger to himself (considering Barbara saving him to be a worthless gesture), and fights his way through to free the man his wife loves.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}} The Legionary'', when Obelix learns that the lovely Panacea (Whom (on whom he has a major crush on) crush) has a fiance' whose fiancé who has been forcibly recruited and sent to Caesar's legionaries in Africa, he immediately declares that he and Asterix will go and rescue Tragicomix. However, just as Asterix is applauding Obelix for being so mature, Obelix bursts into tears.
* ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures: ''ComicBook/TheBatmanAdventures:'' Mr. Freeze is being treated by a team of doctors, courtesy of Bruce Wayne. Dr. D'Anjeou, the man whom Mr. Freeze's wife married after leaving him, is called in as he is proficient in this field, but he is kidnapped by a man with a similar disease to Freeze from the show[[note]]he tried to become immortal from it[[/note]]. He freezes Wayne Wayne, steals the doctors doctors, and leaves, while Freeze, now just a head, merely laughs at Wayne's misfortune. However, he becomes serious when he realizes who the doctor was, and demands to be put in his suit to rescue him because Nora loves D'Anjeou. Even when he Nightwing and Batgirl are almost killed, he ignores them and all danger to himself (considering Barbara saving him to be a worthless gesture), and fights his way through to free the man his wife ex-wife loves.



* In ''ComicStrip/NineChickweedLane'', Edie is not happy that her rediscovered-love-turned-fiancee Kiesel is about to "haul off and be honorable" after they both learn that Edie's ''other'' love interest Bill is in fact alive but for didn't contact Edie for ten years even after he physically recovered from WorldWarTwo and his amnesia supposedly wore off. Not helping Kiesel's case is the fact that he's an ex-Nazi and Bill was sent to Omaha Beach as punishment for defending Edie's honor against a superior with his fists. [[spoiler: It's a foregone conclusion since this is a flashback, and it's implied Edie and Bill's marriage wasn't perfect ("You used dad's name and 'passion' in the same sentence!").]]

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* In ''ComicStrip/NineChickweedLane'', Edie is not happy that her rediscovered-love-turned-fiancee rediscovered-love-turned-fiancé Kiesel is about to "haul off and be honorable" after they both learn that Edie's ''other'' love interest Bill interest, Bill, is in fact alive but for didn't contact Edie for ten years years, even after he physically recovered from WorldWarTwo and his amnesia supposedly wore off. Not helping Kiesel's case is the fact that he's an ex-Nazi and Bill was sent to Omaha Beach as punishment for defending Edie's honor against a superior with his fists. [[spoiler: It's a foregone conclusion since this is a flashback, and it's implied Edie and Bill's marriage wasn't perfect ("You used dad's name and 'passion' in the same sentence!").]]



* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' has Prince Edward. When he sees his former fiancee get TrueLovesKiss from another man, his only response is a giant grin at how happy they are together. [[spoiler:And he gets a SecondLove by the end of the night.]]

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* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' has Prince Edward. When he sees his former fiancee fiancée get TrueLovesKiss from another man, his only response is a giant grin at how happy they are together. [[spoiler:And he gets a SecondLove by the end of the night.]]



* In the last two books in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, Remus Lupin does this regarding Tonks. Subverted in that he's the only person who ever thinks it's necessary, because Tonks wants to be with him and most of the people they know want them to be together too. Also, Lupin doesn't act the way he does because he thinks Tonks should be with a specific other person, he just thinks she deserves better than himself.

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* In the last two books in the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, Remus Lupin does this regarding Tonks. Subverted in that he's the only person who ever thinks it's necessary, because Tonks wants to be with him and most of the people they know want them to be together too. Also, Lupin doesn't act the way he does because he thinks Tonks should be with a specific other person, person - he just thinks she deserves better than himself.



* ''Literature/BridgeOfBirds'': Henpecked Ho set his own concubine up with her (mutual) crush, because he loved her so much he didn't want her to be stuck with an ugly old "worm" like him.

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* ''Literature/BridgeOfBirds'': Henpecked Ho set sets his own concubine up with her (mutual) crush, because he loved loves her so much he didn't doesn't want her to be stuck with an ugly old "worm" like him.



** Bella Duveen from ''Literature/TheMurderOnTheLinks'' was willing to set her fiance free so that he could marry the girl next door. [[spoiler: She also falsely confessed to the murder to try to protect him, even after she found out he wanted to marry someone else.]]

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** Bella Duveen from ''Literature/TheMurderOnTheLinks'' was is willing to set her fiance fiancé free so that he could can marry the girl next door. [[spoiler: She also falsely confessed confesses to the murder to try to protect him, even after she found finding out he wanted wants to marry someone else.]]



** This appears to be the case in ''Towards Zero'' with [[spoiler: Neville Strange, who pretended to run away with another woman after his wife Audrey left him so that Audrey would keep all public sympathy in the divorce]]. However, it is subverted when it turns out [[spoiler: Neville only took the blame for the divorce because his pride wouldn't let him admit to the world that Audrey had left him. He spent the next several years plotting Audrey's murder]].

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** This appears to be the case in ''Towards Zero'' with [[spoiler: Neville Strange, who pretended pretends to run away with another woman after his wife Audrey left him leaves him, so that Audrey would can keep all public sympathy in the divorce]]. However, it is subverted when it turns out [[spoiler: Neville only took takes the blame for the divorce because his pride wouldn't won't let him admit to the world that Audrey had left him. He spent spends the next several years plotting Audrey's murder]].



* In Creator/PGWodehouse's ''Hot Water'', when Packy recovers from ObliviousToLove, he realizes it is his duty to help the woman he loves and her fiance.

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* In Creator/PGWodehouse's ''Hot Water'', when Packy recovers from ObliviousToLove, he realizes it is his duty to help the woman he loves and her fiance.fiancé.



* In Creator/JRRTolkien's Legendarium, there is the tale of Finwe, Miriel and Indis. Miriel dies in childbirth, and refuses to reincarnate, which leads to Finwe marrying Indis. Because Elves marry for life, this means Miriel can never reincarnate, since it would mean Finwe would have two living wives. Ages later Finwe is killed, and meeting Miriel again tells her all that occurred while she was dead. She then regrets her refusal, and wishes to be reincarnated, and Finwe chooses to stay dead forever so she can do so.

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* In Creator/JRRTolkien's Legendarium, ''Legendarium'', there is the tale of Finwe, Miriel and Indis. Miriel dies in childbirth, and refuses to reincarnate, which leads to Finwe marrying Indis. Because Elves marry for life, this means Miriel can never reincarnate, since it would mean Finwe would have two living wives. Ages later Finwe is killed, and meeting Miriel again tells her all that occurred while she was dead. She then regrets her refusal, and wishes to be reincarnated, and Finwe chooses to stay dead forever so she can do so.



* The narrator of "If You Were A Dinosaur, My Love" by Rachel Swirsky realizes that, if her fiance were a dinosaur, he would want to marry another dinosaur. And she would be sad about that, but also happy for him.

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* The narrator of "If ''If You Were A Dinosaur, My Love" Love'' by Rachel Swirsky realizes that, if her fiance fiancé were a dinosaur, he would want to marry another dinosaur. And she would be sad about that, but also happy for him.



** Jean Valjean goes to painful lenghts to secure Cosette her happiness as well.

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** Jean Valjean goes to painful lenghts lengths to secure Cosette her happiness as well. well, though this is a non-romantic example; Cosette is his adopted daughter.



** Tim gracefully lets go of Dawn in the Christmas Special, but gives her some words of encouragement. This finally compels Dawn to ditch her unsympathetic fiancee and passionately kiss Tim. Pam does something similar for Jim in the American version. He drops a promotion in New York just to take her out to dinner.

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** Tim gracefully lets go of Dawn in the Christmas Special, special, but gives her some words of encouragement. This finally compels Dawn to ditch her unsympathetic fiancee fiancé and passionately kiss Tim. Pam does something similar for Jim in the American version. He drops a promotion in New York just to take her out to dinner.



** T'Pol has to go through an ArrangedMarriage with her childhood fiancee, Koss, to help preserve her mother's career. While T'Pol had no significant feelings for Koss, he may have harbored some for her. In particular, at the climax of the Vulcan arc, he gave her transporter codes to get into the Vulcan capital city - which, given that she was being hunted by the Vulcan government, was a risky thing for him to do. He then decides to annul the marriage, saying that with her mother dead, there is no point in remaining married.

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** T'Pol has to go through an ArrangedMarriage with her childhood fiancee, fiancé, Koss, to help preserve her mother's career. While T'Pol had no significant feelings for Koss, he may have harbored some for her. In particular, at the climax of the Vulcan arc, he gave gives her transporter codes to get into the Vulcan capital city - which, given that she was she's being hunted by the Vulcan government, was is a risky thing for him to do. He then decides to annul the marriage, saying that with her mother dead, there is no point in remaining married.



* In ''Cursed'' by [[http://www.jetdogs.com/ Jet Dogs Studios]], you eventually discover that [[spoiler: your husband from a long distant past life loved you enough to sell his soul to get you back. When confronted by the demon that both he and your current fiancee have signed a pact with for your sake, you are suddenly interrupted as your long-past husband attacks the demon while yelling at you to run and undo his mistake.]]

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* In ''Cursed'' by [[http://www.jetdogs.com/ Jet Dogs Studios]], you eventually discover that [[spoiler: your husband from a long distant past life loved you enough to sell his soul to get you back. When confronted by the demon that with whom both he and your current fiancee fiancé have signed a pact with for your sake, you are suddenly interrupted as your long-past husband attacks the demon while yelling at you to run and undo his mistake.]]
11th Mar '17 11:23:49 AM nombretomado
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* Snake's jealousy of [[spoiler:Naomi for her relationship with his best friend]] is quite clear in ''MetalGearSolid4'', but at the same time he becomes [[spoiler:furious with her when she breaks his heart]].

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* Snake's jealousy of [[spoiler:Naomi for her relationship with his best friend]] is quite clear in ''MetalGearSolid4'', ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4GunsOfThePatriots'', but at the same time he becomes [[spoiler:furious with her when she breaks his heart]].
11th Mar '17 9:42:18 AM LadyJaneGrey
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8th Mar '17 5:12:35 PM nombretomado
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* Beautifully subverted in the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series by MercedesLackey. Dirk spends about half his time pining over Talia and the other half trying to get her together with his best friend Kris, and ends up thoroughly exasperating both Talia ''and'' Kris - who happen to love each other dearly but are quite positive they're BetterAsFriends, thank you very much. Not to mention that Talia is madly in love with Dirk and Kris really would just like to see his two dearest friends happy, preferably with each other. Shame about [[BigBad Ancar]], really.

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* Beautifully subverted in the ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series by MercedesLackey.Creator/MercedesLackey. Dirk spends about half his time pining over Talia and the other half trying to get her together with his best friend Kris, and ends up thoroughly exasperating both Talia ''and'' Kris - who happen to love each other dearly but are quite positive they're BetterAsFriends, thank you very much. Not to mention that Talia is madly in love with Dirk and Kris really would just like to see his two dearest friends happy, preferably with each other. Shame about [[BigBad Ancar]], really.
5th Mar '17 10:58:44 PM Adenav
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2nd Mar '17 1:40:59 PM Adenav
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': Deconstructed. Star has feelings for Marco, but she doesn't realize it until he's already in a relationship with Jackie. Star ''tries'' to invoke this trope, but finds that she has a hard time not being able to express her feelings, since she has no outlet with which to do so. Her unintentional jealousy causes her magic to go dark.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': Deconstructed. [[spoiler: Star has feelings for Marco, but she doesn't realize it until he's already in a relationship with Jackie. Star ''tries'' to invoke this trope, but finds that she has a hard time not being able to express her feelings, since she has no outlet with which to do so. Her unintentional jealousy causes her magic to go dark.]]
26th Feb '17 7:01:22 AM GoldenSandslash
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': Deconstructed. Star has feelings for Marco, but she doesn't realize it until he's already in a relationship with Jackie. Star ''tries'' to invoke this trope, but finds that she has a hard time not being able to express her feelings, since she has no outlet with which to do so. Her unintentional jealousy causes her magic to go dark.
24th Feb '17 10:50:02 AM Nyame
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* ''Manga/AkatsukiNoYona'': Hak has been in love with Yona for years, but never acted on his feelings because he knew she was in love with Su-won, his best friend and her cousin. Su-won was equally important to him as well, and his wish was for Su-won and Yona to marry so the former could be king. Even after Su-won murders King Il, Yona's father, Hak cannot find it in himself to pursue Yona as he believes she still has feelings for Su-won.
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