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26th Sep '16 5:21:08 PM heartauthor
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* In ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', {{Perky Female Minion}} Harle ends up developing actual feelings for Serge during her travels with him [[spoiler: in Lynx's body]]. When she realizes that her feelings cannot prevent her from completing her true mission [[spoiler: (obtaining the Frozen Flame for the six Dragons)]], there's a scene where she breaks down crying [[HeelFaceDoorSlam and leaves the party]]. Later, after Serge's group successfully enters Chronopolis and defeats Lynx and [[AIIsACrapshoot FATE]], Kid attempts to destroy the Frozen Flame. Harle suddenly reappears and begs Kid not to do it, as doing so could also harm Serge. She manages one last sad goodbye to Serge before disappearing [[spoiler: to join the other Dragons and form the Dragon God]].
20th Sep '16 5:58:56 PM StrixObscuro
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* Towards the end of the first season of ''Series/QueenOfTheSouth'', Camila arranges for her daughter Isabella to be brought to her in order to head off her husband Epifanio's threats to use his governorship to take away her parental rights. However, after Isabella expresses her vehement opposition to being kept as a prisoner, Camila finally sends her back to her father.



* Subverted in MariahCarey's song "Butterfly"--she sings that she'll allow her lover to fly away and experience other things because if he's truly hers, he'll come back to her eventually.

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* Subverted in MariahCarey's Music/MariahCarey's song "Butterfly"--she sings that she'll allow her lover to fly away and experience other things because if he's truly hers, he'll come back to her eventually.
20th Sep '16 5:22:39 PM Levi
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* Even though Poison Ivy and Harley Quinn are in a romantic relationship, Poison Ivy encourages Harley to go on dates and see other people, to the point where she stands on the sidelines smiling while Harley is making out with someone. When asked if she doesn't get jealous, Poison Ivy responds "No, if she's happy, I'm happy.". Jealousy just doesn't appear to be her thing.
18th Sep '16 12:03:51 PM Arcana4th
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* A platonic example in ''Anime/{{Kiznaiver}}'', when Maki asks the group why they would try to help the girl who made them go through all the events of the plot, Nico headbutts her and pulls off an WhatTheHellHero against her. She states that, she herself does not like Sonozaki, but Katsuhira does, and if her friend wants to help the girl he likes, then even if they don't like her, it's their duty as friends to help ''him''. The finale implies that this got through all of them and they are trying to fit Sonozaki into their group.
* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'' has Juzo Sakakura, who is heavily implied to have feelings either for Munakata or Yukizome, [[spoiler:later revealed to be Munakata]]. He realizes that both are in love with each other, and accepts to just be their friend and never let his feeling be known.
12th Sep '16 3:45:23 PM hellofromtheotherside
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** Towards the end, Dwight is engaged to a pretty young lady who happens to be a friend of the family. He breaks it off to be with Angela, [[EasilyForgiven even though she'd two-timed him and forced him to give her a child]], all because he wanted to give her the happiness she'd screwed herself out of.

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** Towards the end, Dwight is engaged to a pretty young lady who happens to be a friend of the family. He breaks it off to be with Angela, [[EasilyForgiven even though she'd two-timed him and forced him to give her a child]], all because he wanted to give her the happiness she'd screwed herself out of.
9th Sep '16 9:48:46 AM StFan
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* In the ''GunGrave'' anime Brandon Heat left his sweetheart Maria so she and Big Daddy can be together. Some subversion occurred because he never thought that Big Daddy could ever hurt her.

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* In the ''GunGrave'' ''Anime/{{Gungrave}}'' anime Brandon Heat left his sweetheart Maria so she and Big Daddy can be together. Some subversion occurred because he never thought that Big Daddy could ever hurt her.



* Disturbingly enough this happens in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' after Ranma falls in love with Ryoga (long story, don't ask) leading to the bizarre scene of Ranma willingly kneeling down to allow Ryoga to kill her as Ryoga is so disturbed and horrified by the situation (and wants to kill Ranma anyway).
** Love potion stuff is scary.
** Ranma does this in the manga after Akane slaps him in order to protect Shinnosuke from him in a fight. At that point, he's completely convinced she's in love with Shinnosuke, so he tells her goodbye and leaves, thinking that he'll never see her again. In the manga, this is milked for all the angst it's worth; whereas in the anime, a lot less focus and time are spent on this trope.
** He tries to do the same exact thing later on in the arc. When they're all out of danger, he tells Shinnosuke to take good care of Akane and attempts to leave them together once more. Considering he's the CrazyJealousGuy type, this is actually rather significant.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'':
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Disturbingly enough this happens in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' after Ranma falls in love with Ryoga Ryōga (long story, don't ask) leading to the bizarre scene of Ranma willingly kneeling down to allow Ryoga Ryōga to kill her as Ryoga Ryōga is so disturbed and horrified by the situation (and wants to kill Ranma anyway).
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anyway). Love potion stuff is scary.
** Ranma does this in the manga after Akane slaps him in order to protect Shinnosuke from him in a fight. At that point, he's completely convinced she's in love with Shinnosuke, so he tells her goodbye and leaves, thinking that he'll never see her again. In the manga, this is milked for all the angst it's worth; worth, whereas in the anime, a lot less focus and time are spent on this trope.
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trope. He tries to do the same exact thing later on in the arc. When they're all out of danger, he tells Shinnosuke to take good care of Akane and attempts to leave them together once more. Considering he's the CrazyJealousGuy type, this is actually rather significant.



--> '''Yuno:''' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "I'll die for you whenever you want, Yukki."]]

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--> '''Yuno:''' -->'''Yuno:''' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming "I'll I'll die for you whenever you want, Yukki."]]]]



* In ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' Louise tries to do this [[spoiler:when she finds Saito kissing Princess Henrietta after she confessed her love for him and thought he felt the same way]], it turns out she was mistaken and he deeply regrets his actions [[spoiler:going as far as saying that without Louise byt his side his existence is pointless]]; so they get back together.

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* In ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'':
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Louise tries to do this [[spoiler:when she finds Saito kissing Princess Henrietta after she confessed her love for him and thought he felt the same way]], it turns out she was mistaken and he deeply regrets his actions [[spoiler:going as far as saying that without Louise byt his side his existence is pointless]]; so they get back together.



* Platonic cases recurring happen in the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' anime, in which trainers release their Pokemon so they can achieve happiness elsewhere. Ash released his Butterfree so he could mate, as did Jessie her Dustox (the latter was an exceptional case since Dustox [[ConflictingLoyalty really didn't want to abandon Jessie]]). Cases are also recurrently attempted but refused due to the Pokemon's UndyingLoyalty, Ash's Pikachu, and Meowth, Wobbuffet and Inkay of Team Rocket were all given options to leave their trainer for brighter destinies but pointedly refused.

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* Platonic cases recurring happen in the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime, in which trainers release their Pokemon so they can achieve happiness elsewhere. Ash released his Butterfree so he could mate, as did Jessie her Dustox (the latter was an exceptional case since Dustox [[ConflictingLoyalty really didn't want to abandon Jessie]]). Cases are also recurrently attempted but refused due to the Pokemon's UndyingLoyalty, Ash's Pikachu, and Meowth, Wobbuffet and Inkay of Team Rocket were all given options to leave their trainer for brighter destinies but pointedly refused.



--> '''Suntop:''' You want me to go away?
--> '''Cutter:''' I just want you to be happy. Even if you must be happy far away.

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--> '''Suntop:''' --->'''Suntop:''' You want me to go away?
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away?\\
'''Cutter:''' I just want you to be happy. Even if you must be happy far away.



* There's a [[SpinoffBabies Little]] [[ArchieComics Archie]] comic story in which Veronica finds out she's moving away. When Betty hears this news, she's at first ecstatic, believing she'll now have Archie all to herself. But after seeing how majorly depressed Archie is about Veronica moving, Betty convinces the oil dealer Mr. Lodge is selling his house to that there are ghosts inhabiting the mansion, causing him to call off the deal. When Jughead asks why she's glad that the Lodges are staying, Betty replies, "If Archie's happy, then I'm happy."
* Immediately after finding out that Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog loves Princess Sally and not her, Mina the Mongoose takes a bullet for Sally. In a later issue, Amy, whose intense crush on Sonic is one of her major character traits, insists that Sally and Sonic be allowed to have a nice date without interference; when a confused bystander asks why, her response is this trope almost word for word.
* 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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* There's a [[SpinoffBabies ''[[SpinoffBabies Little]] [[ArchieComics Archie]] Franchise/{{Archie|Comics}}'' comic story in which Veronica finds out she's moving away. When Betty hears this news, she's at first ecstatic, believing she'll now have Archie all to herself. But after seeing how majorly depressed Archie is about Veronica moving, Betty convinces the oil dealer Mr. Lodge is selling his house to that there are ghosts inhabiting the mansion, causing him to call off the deal. When Jughead asks why she's glad that the Lodges are staying, Betty replies, "If Archie's happy, then I'm happy."
* Immediately after finding out that Comicbook/SonicTheHedgehog ComicBook/SonicTheHedgehog loves Princess Sally and not her, Mina the Mongoose takes a bullet for Sally. In a later issue, Amy, whose intense crush on Sonic is one of her major character traits, insists that Sally and Sonic be allowed to have a nice date without interference; when a confused bystander asks why, her response is this trope almost word for word.
* 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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* [[ComicBook/SecretSix Catman]], fresh from a TraumaCongaLine that made him relive his accidental murder of his mother and not so accidental murder of his father and made him realize that he would be an even worse father, enacted a complicated gambit to make [[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey Huntress]] hate him so that she would be free of any lingering doubts and "what ifs" about their FoeYay.

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* [[ComicBook/SecretSix ''ComicBook/SecretSix'': Catman]], fresh from a TraumaCongaLine that made him relive his accidental murder of his mother and not so accidental murder of his father and made him realize that he would be an even worse father, enacted a complicated gambit to make [[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey Huntress]] hate him so that she would be free of any lingering doubts and "what ifs" about their FoeYay.



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* 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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* {{Deconstructed}} in ''Fanfic/CandyForYourThoughts'': [[ExtrovertedNerd Cody]] begins a relationship with [[WellExcuseMePrincess Courtney]], but realizes that she still has feelings for [[TroubledButCute Duncan]] and moves aside for them to reconcile. (See under "Western Animation" that this is a habit of his.) Duncan, meanwhile, gets manipulated by [[UnholyMatrimony Alejandro and Heather]] into voting Courtney off before she has the chance to tell him. During Cody's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Duncan, he has a revelation:

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* {{Deconstructed}} in ''Fanfic/CandyForYourThoughts'': [[ExtrovertedNerd [[ExtravertedNerd Cody]] begins a relationship with [[WellExcuseMePrincess Courtney]], but realizes that she still has feelings for [[TroubledButCute Duncan]] and moves aside for them to reconcile. (See under "Western Animation" that this is a habit of his.) Duncan, meanwhile, gets manipulated by [[UnholyMatrimony Alejandro and Heather]] into voting Courtney off before she has the chance to tell him. During Cody's TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Duncan, he has a revelation:



* In the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/OlivineRomance'': [[spoiler: Erika harbors a lesbian crush for Jasmine. Realizing Jasmine's heterosexual preference and the impossibility of reciprocation, Erika conspires to give Jasmine happiness by setting her up in a relationship with Volkner.]]
** [[spoiler: Only in a moment of extreme torment does Erika reveal her feelings for Jasmine with a kiss. Jasmine turns her down gently.]]

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* In the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/OlivineRomance'': [[spoiler: Erika harbors a lesbian crush for Jasmine. Realizing Jasmine's heterosexual preference and the impossibility of reciprocation, Erika conspires to give Jasmine happiness by setting her up in a relationship with Volkner.]]
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]] [[spoiler: Only in a moment of extreme torment does Erika reveal her feelings for Jasmine with a kiss. Jasmine turns her down gently.]]



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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', Shrek's desire to make Fiona happy drives him to the point that he is willing to let her go to be with [[PrinceCharmless Prince Charming]]. It also drives him to take a potion so that he and Fiona can live out their HappilyEverAfter in the more widely accepted human forms than the ogre forms that are hated by the rest of society.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', ''WesternAnimation/Shrek2'', Shrek's desire to make Fiona happy drives him to the point that he is willing to let her go to be with [[PrinceCharmless Prince Charming]]. It also drives him to take a potion so that he and Fiona can live out their HappilyEverAfter in the more widely accepted human forms than the ogre forms that are hated by the rest of society.



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--> '''Franz (''thrusting his crippled hand at her face'') :''' Because of this! Because I am crippled! I cannot hope for you or anyone to marry me. Your family would not allow it. I cannot support you. I cannot provide for a family, when all I can do is translate for one person here today, another person there on Thursday, or write two letters for someone next Monday. I cannot give you what you deserve, a husband sound in mind ''and body''. I cannot protect you from the ridicule that people will heap on you for marrying a cripple! I love you more than my life, Marla, and because of that I cannot do this!

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--> '''Franz (''thrusting -->'''Franz:''' ''[thrusting his crippled hand at her face'') :''' face]'' Because of this! Because I am crippled! I cannot hope for you or anyone to marry me. Your family would not allow it. I cannot support you. I cannot provide for a family, when all I can do is translate for one person here today, another person there on Thursday, or write two letters for someone next Monday. I cannot give you what you deserve, a husband sound in mind ''and body''. I cannot protect you from the ridicule that people will heap on you for marrying a cripple! I love you more than my life, Marla, and because of that I cannot do this!



* Slote in The Winds of War. Later he ends up dying bravely and conveniently in battle. [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse Of course he does.]]

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* Slote in The ''The Winds of War.War''. Later he ends up dying bravely and conveniently in battle. [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse Of course he does.]]



---> Nicci: "It is because I love him that I could never betray his heart."

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---> Nicci: "It -->'''Nicci:''' It is because I love him that I could never betray his heart."



* In EdithWharton's novelette "Bunner Sisters," about two unmarried sisters in 1800s New York City, the eldest sister Ann Eliza rejects a proposal of marriage from Mr. Ramy, a man who had been visiting the sisters regularly for a time, but who she (and everyone else, including many readers) thought was interested in her younger sister Evelina. Ann Eliza's sacrifice was more on her sister's behalf than Mr. Ramy's, however: Ann Eliza felt that Evelina deserved what Ann Eliza thought would turn out to be happiness more than Ann Eliza did.

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* In EdithWharton's Creator/EdithWharton's novelette "Bunner Sisters," about two unmarried sisters in 1800s New York City, the eldest sister Ann Eliza rejects a proposal of marriage from Mr. Ramy, a man who had been visiting the sisters regularly for a time, but who she (and everyone else, including many readers) thought was interested in her younger sister Evelina. Ann Eliza's sacrifice was more on her sister's behalf than Mr. Ramy's, however: Ann Eliza felt that Evelina deserved what Ann Eliza thought would turn out to be happiness more than Ann Eliza did.



* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/CountToTheEschaton The Hermetic Millenia]]'', Oenoe recounts how when she was unable to move her beloved to come with her, she consented to let her beloved biochemically induce LoveAtFirstSight in her, at the first person she saw, because her beloved wanted to make her happy that way.
* In CSLewis's ''Literature/TheFourLoves'', he discusses how this trope is not found in either erotic love or affection, both of which are [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]]. Only ''agape'' can induce either type of love to do it.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/CountToTheEschaton The Hermetic Millenia]]'', Oenoe recounts how when she was unable to move her beloved to come with her, she consented to let her beloved biochemically induce LoveAtFirstSight in her, at the first person she saw, because her beloved wanted to make her happy that way.
* In CSLewis's Creator/CSLewis's ''Literature/TheFourLoves'', he discusses how this trope is not found in either erotic love or affection, both of which are [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]]. Only ''agape'' can induce either type of love to do it.



* In 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 JRRTolkien's 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.



-->''And one day we will meet after everything''
-->''And we will drink and make amends''
-->''Raise a toast to your old beloved''
* A-Hole by BowlingForSoup, while mostly being about a guy reminiscing about how he messed up his relationship, features this.
-->''And I canít help but think of how things could be (how things could be)''
-->''And I hope she’s happy, happy without me''
-->''And please donít think I'm complaining''
-->''I was just happy to have her for a time''
-->''And if you see her tell her I said''
-->''"hello" and that I'm doing just fine''

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-->''And one day we will meet after everything''
-->''And
everything\\
And
we will drink and make amends''
-->''Raise
amends\\
Raise
a toast to your old beloved''
* A-Hole by BowlingForSoup, Music/BowlingForSoup, while mostly being about a guy reminiscing about how he messed up his relationship, features this.
-->''And I canít help but think of how things could be (how things could be)''
-->''And
be)\\
And
I hope she’s happy, happy without me''
-->''And
me\\
And
please donít think I'm complaining''
-->''I
complaining\\
I
was just happy to have her for a time''
-->''And
time\\
And
if you see her tell her I said''
-->''"hello"
said\\
"hello"
and that I'm doing just fine''






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* TheMisanthrope gives you two for one. Philinte wants Éliante to be happy, and Éliante wants Alceste to be happy. Both are equally fine being the [[RomanticRunnerUp runner up]] to their beloved's preferred suitor.

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* TheMisanthrope ''Theatre/TheMisanthrope'' gives you two for one. Philinte wants Éliante to be happy, and Éliante wants Alceste to be happy. Both are equally fine being the [[RomanticRunnerUp runner up]] to their beloved's preferred suitor.



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem''
** It's more out of guilt than anything - [[spoiler:Camus decides to leave Nyna be, probably feeling too guilty about what happened to Hardin, her husband...thing is, Hardin died during the events of ''Mystery of the Emblem'', and Nyna has nowhere to go. Instead of appeasing her, he has this in mind and vanishes, presumably returning to Valentia[[note]]The setting for FE2, where he wound up after the first game]] and be with Teeta, a priestess he himself fell in love with.[[/note]] This actually backfires, [[spoiler:as Nyna is so fed up with the utter shit that her life has been that she decides to pursue him and try having control of her own life, leaving Archanea in Marth's hands.]]

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem''
''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
** It's more out of guilt than anything - -- [[spoiler:Camus decides to leave Nyna be, probably feeling too guilty about what happened to Hardin, her husband...thing is, Hardin died during the events of ''Mystery of the Emblem'', and Nyna has nowhere to go. Instead of appeasing her, he has this in mind and vanishes, presumably returning to Valentia[[note]]The setting for FE2, where he wound up after the first game]] and be with Teeta, a priestess he himself fell in love with.[[/note]] This actually backfires, [[spoiler:as Nyna is so fed up with the utter shit that her life has been that she decides to pursue him and try having control of her own life, leaving Archanea in Marth's hands.]]



* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', Tali says this to Shepard if he tries to pursue a relationship with her due to her [[BubbleBoy quarian physiology]].
-->'''Tali''':[[spoiler:(''voice breaking'') You deserve to...be happy with someone. [[TearJerker I can't do that. No matter how much I...]]I could get sick, jeopardize the mission.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'':
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Tali says this to Shepard if he tries to pursue a relationship with her due to her [[BubbleBoy quarian physiology]].
-->'''Tali''':[[spoiler:(''voice breaking'') --->'''Tali:''' [[spoiler:''[voice breaking]'' You deserve to...to... be happy with someone. [[TearJerker I can't do that. No matter how much I...]]I ]] I could get sick, jeopardize the mission.]]



--->'''Shepard''':[[spoiler: Tali, if you're scared, I don't blame you. But I don't want anyone else, (''takes her hands'') [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming I want you. And I'll do whatever I have to to make this work.]]]]
--->'''Tali''':[[spoiler: (''nervously'') I..I..I wouldn't blame you if, but...(''quietly'') Oh, thank you. You don't know what that...thank you.]]

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--->'''Shepard''':[[spoiler: Tali, --->'''Shepard:''' [[spoiler:Tali, if you're scared, I don't blame you. But I don't want anyone else, (''takes ''[takes her hands'') hands]'' [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming I want you. And I'll do whatever I have to to make this work.]]]]
--->'''Tali''':[[spoiler: (''nervously'') I..I..
]]]]\\
'''Tali:''' [[spoiler:''[nervously]'' I...I...
I wouldn't blame you if, but...(''quietly'') ''[quietly]'' Oh, thank you. You don't know what that... thank you.]]



** ''Mass Effect 2'' has quite a few of these - Thane is reluctant due to his illness, Garrus due to the physiology differences, Jack because she had several bad personal experiences.

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** ''Mass Effect 2'' has quite a few of these - -- Thane is reluctant due to his illness, Garrus due to the physiology differences, Jack because she had several bad personal experiences.



-->'''Geralt''': Traveled half the world to find you, but I never intended to force anything on you.

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-->'''Geralt''': -->'''Geralt:''' Traveled half the world to find you, but I never intended to force anything on you. you.



* Nayuki in ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}''.

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* %%* Nayuki in ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}''.



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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'',

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':



* ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}''

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* ''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}''''Webcomic/{{Megatokyo}}'':



* In ''[[Webcomic/OneOverZero 1/0]]'' [[spoiler: Ghanny]] helps Terra [[spoiler: break her self-imposed fourth wall and come out of the closet to confess her love for Zadok]] as talked about [[http://www.undefined.net/1/0/?strip=685 here]]

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* In ''[[Webcomic/OneOverZero 1/0]]'' ''Webcomic/OneOverZero'' [[spoiler: Ghanny]] helps Terra [[spoiler: break her self-imposed fourth wall and come out of the closet to confess her love for Zadok]] as talked about [[http://www.undefined.net/1/0/?strip=685 here]]



* Happens twice in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' - Davan lets Branwen leave to go to Canada, even though they are very much in love, because he knows that she really wants the journalism job she was offered. PeeJee actively helps Jhim go to D.C., lending him $1,000, despite the fact that it's tearing her up to watch him go. In the second case, however, [[IncompatibleOrientation Jhim is gay]], and [[UnrequitedLove oblivious to PeeJee's feelings]].

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* Happens twice in ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'' - -- Davan lets Branwen leave to go to Canada, even though they are very much in love, because he knows that she really wants the journalism job she was offered. PeeJee actively helps Jhim go to D.C., lending him $1,000, despite the fact that it's tearing her up to watch him go. In the second case, however, [[IncompatibleOrientation Jhim is gay]], and [[UnrequitedLove oblivious to PeeJee's feelings]].



* In an alternate story plot to the MarioSeries by ''[[http://sylentnyte.deviantart.com/ SylentNyte]]'' called ''[[http://sylentnyte.deviantart.com/gallery/3585618 Super Mario: Royal]]''. Bowser, despite his many attempts to win over Princess Peach. Finally decided to let her go and allow her to marry Mario because he wanted her to be happy.

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* In an alternate story plot to the MarioSeries Mario Series by ''[[http://sylentnyte.deviantart.com/ SylentNyte]]'' called ''[[http://sylentnyte.deviantart.com/gallery/3585618 Super Mario: Royal]]''. Bowser, despite his many attempts to win over Princess Peach. Finally decided to let her go and allow her to marry Mario because he wanted her to be happy.



-->'''Tripp:''' All we gave her was a bag with a ''People'' magazine and some shea butter.
-->'''Coco:''' For the record, that was some ''really awesome'' shea butter.
* Jack Hyland in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' is in love with Zimmy, but recognises that Zims has ... problems ... and "The last thing she needs is someone hassling her for a ''date''". So he dates Jenny, who knows and understands about this (and also happens to look a bit like Zimmy if she had regular eyes and teeth).

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-->'''Tripp:''' All we gave her was a bag with a ''People'' magazine and some shea butter.
-->'''Coco:'''
butter.\\
'''Coco:'''
For the record, that was some ''really awesome'' shea butter.
* Jack Hyland in ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' is in love with Zimmy, but recognises recognizes that Zims has ... problems ... and "The last thing she needs is someone hassling her for a ''date''". So he dates Jenny, who knows and understands about this (and also happens to look a bit like Zimmy if she had regular eyes and teeth).



-->'''Krusty''': You're the only woman I love enough to abandon at the altar.

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-->'''Krusty''': -->'''Krusty:''' You're the only woman I love enough to abandon at the altar.



* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and ultimately [[DefiedTrope defied]] in [[ClassicDisneyShorts the 1947 Disney short]] ''Donald's Dilemma''. In it DonaldDuck gets hit on the head with a flower pot and becomes a successful singer - but as consequence he gains amnesia and forgets everything about his past life, including his girlfriend Daisy Duck. When Daisy consults a psychiatrist about what to do, he gives her two options:
-->'''Psychiatrist:''' Do you want the world to have him and his beautiful golden voice... or do you want him back again for yourself? It's either the world, or you.
-->'''Daisy:''' Me! Me! Me! MEEEEEE!
* [=AndrAIa=] in ''ReBoot'' couldn't leave her game world with the boy she fell for (that would be Enzo, in case you can't tell), so she created a copy of herself and hid her on him in icon form, making this a rare example of a character conceding their beloved to ''their self''.

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* [[DiscussedTrope Discussed]] and ultimately [[DefiedTrope defied]] in [[ClassicDisneyShorts the 1947 Disney short]] ''Donald's Dilemma''. "Donald's Dilemma". In it DonaldDuck it, WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck gets hit on the head with a flower pot and becomes a successful singer - -- but as consequence he gains amnesia and forgets everything about his past life, including his girlfriend Daisy Duck. When Daisy consults a psychiatrist about what to do, he gives her two options:
-->'''Psychiatrist:''' Do you want the world to have him and his beautiful golden voice... or do you want him back again for yourself? It's either the world, or you.
-->'''Daisy:'''
you.\\
'''Daisy:'''
Me! Me! Me! MEEEEEE!
* ''WesternAnimation/ReBoot'':
**
[=AndrAIa=] in ''ReBoot'' couldn't leave her game world with the boy she fell for (that would be Enzo, in case you can't tell), so she created a copy of herself and hid her on him in icon form, making this a rare example of a character conceding their beloved to ''their self''.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' had a heart-breaking one. Shane [[CannotSpitItOut couldn't admit his feelings to his fellow Supertrooper, Darkstar]]. She ends up running off with {{Jerkass}} Stingray and becoming a wanted criminal while he was spared a de facto execution by becoming a HunterOfHisOwnKind. A couple years later, Darkstar and Stingray are hired thugs for a corrupt CattleBaron, and Shane is sent to take them down. Shane tries to rebuild things with Darkstar, but Darkstar makes it very clear that she's staying with Stingray. Shane and Stingray have a classic ShowdownAtHighNoon (we ARE talking about a SpaceWestern). Shane defeats Stingray...only to turn and walk away, sparing them both. Darkstar is holding her lover and sobbing, unable to understand why Shane isn't arresting them. Lucy Martin and Doug Pries managed to act the hell out of it.
--> '''Darkstar:''' Goose! Why are you letting us go? I don't understand...
--> '''Shane:''' I know, Darkstar. I know you don't. Take care of yourself, Darkstar. Take real good care of yourself...and take care of him, too...

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' had has a heart-breaking one. Shane [[CannotSpitItOut couldn't admit his feelings to his fellow Supertrooper, Darkstar]]. She ends up running off with {{Jerkass}} Stingray and becoming a wanted criminal while he was spared a de facto execution by becoming a HunterOfHisOwnKind. A couple years later, Darkstar and Stingray are hired thugs for a corrupt CattleBaron, and Shane is sent to take them down. Shane tries to rebuild things with Darkstar, but Darkstar makes it very clear that she's staying with Stingray. Shane and Stingray have a classic ShowdownAtHighNoon (we ARE talking about a SpaceWestern). Shane defeats Stingray...only to turn and walk away, sparing them both. Darkstar is holding her lover and sobbing, unable to understand why Shane isn't arresting them. Lucy Martin and Doug Pries managed to act the hell out of it.
--> '''Darkstar:''' Goose! Why are you letting us go? I don't understand...
-->
understand...\\
'''Shane:''' I know, Darkstar. I know you don't. Take care of yourself, Darkstar. Take real good care of yourself... and take care of him, too...



* ThunderCats2011: Lion-O has just found out that his crush Cheetarah prefers his older brother Tygra over him. He actually takes it amazingly well, publicly encouraging their relationship. In private however he calls Cheetarah out on her flirtatious methods of supporting and encouraging him, which led to the misunderstanding in the first place. He ''does'' want them both to be happy, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's happy ''about'' it.

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* ThunderCats2011: ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'': Lion-O has just found out that his crush Cheetarah prefers his older brother Tygra over him. He actually takes it amazingly well, publicly encouraging their relationship. In private however he calls Cheetarah out on her flirtatious methods of supporting and encouraging him, which led to the misunderstanding in the first place. He ''does'' want them both to be happy, but that doesn't necessarily mean he's happy ''about'' it.



-->'''Rarity:''' Oh, Spike, how could you ever know what it's like to be totally obsessed with a pony only to find out they're obsessed with somepony else?
-->'''Spike:''' ''(AsideGlance)''

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-->'''Rarity:''' Oh, Spike, how could you ever know what it's like to be totally obsessed with a pony only to find out they're obsessed with somepony else?
-->'''Spike:''' ''(AsideGlance)''
else?\\
'''Spike:''' ''[{{aside glance]''



* This is a pretty common (and fairly painful) example of TruthInTelevision.
** One example which may be more relevant to TVTropes as a whole is the case of fans following an actor's love life. While the LoonyFan who [[StalkerWithACrush breaks into a celebrity's house]] may make the news, many other fans are simultaneously {{Squee}}ing over how cute the couple is and sad that it means their favorite crush is now off-limits (not that they were ever a realistic option, but don't crush the poor fan's dreams).

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* This is a pretty common (and fairly painful) example of TruthInTelevision.
**
TruthInTelevision. One example which may be more relevant to TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes as a whole is the case of fans following an actor's love life. While the LoonyFan who [[StalkerWithACrush breaks into a celebrity's house]] may make the news, many other fans are simultaneously {{Squee}}ing over how cute the couple is and sad that it means their favorite crush is now off-limits (not that they were ever a realistic option, but don't crush the poor fan's dreams).



* "If you truly love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it's yours forever; if it doesn't, it never was to begin with." - An old proverb.

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* "If you truly love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it's yours forever; if it doesn't, it never was to begin with." - An -- an old proverb.
1st Sep '16 1:51:31 PM LadyNorbert
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* This situation develops in ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'''s ''Harper Hall Trilogy'': Masterharper Robinton starts to get intimate with prized pupil Menolly, despite Menolly being involved with his other prized pupil, Sebell. Robinton nips it in the bud, citing their ages, positions, and her previous attachments. All this despite the fact that, as Menolly states, "[She] loved [him] first." And later it's told that Sebell not only knew all about Menolly's feelings but understood and accepted them.
* In the semi-historical romance novel ''The Lady Royal'' by Molly Costain Haycraft, Princess Isabel of England (daughter of Edward III) is engaged to marry Bernard d'Albret, a young man with whom she is deeply smitten. However, she learns that Bernard has a strong religious vocation and longs to become a monk, against the wishes of his tyrannical mother. Isabel breaks off the engagement in such a way that it allows him to enter the monastery under the pretense of a broken heart.

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* This situation develops in ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'''s ''Harper Hall Trilogy'': Masterharper Robinton starts to get intimate with prized pupil Menolly, despite Menolly being involved with his other prized pupil, Sebell. Robinton nips it in the bud, citing their ages, positions, and her previous attachments.other attachment. All this despite the fact that, as Menolly states, "[She] loved [him] first." And later it's told shown that Sebell not only knew all about Menolly's feelings but understood and accepted them.
* In the semi-historical romance novel ''The Lady Royal'' by Molly Costain Haycraft, Princess Isabel of England (daughter of [[UsefulNotes/TheHouseOfPlantagenet Edward III) III]]) is engaged to marry Bernard d'Albret, a young man with whom she is deeply smitten. However, she learns that Bernard has a strong religious vocation and longs to become a monk, against the wishes of his tyrannical mother. Isabel breaks off the engagement in such a way that it allows him to enter the monastery under the pretense of a broken heart.



** Elizabeth deconstructs this as she realizes that her happiness at Mr. Wickham's engagement to Miss King means that, while she cares about him, she was never ''in love'' with him. Were she in love with him, she would have nothing but contempt for him for choosing another girl.
** Played straight by the considerable lengths Mr. Darcy goes to save Lydia Bennet from her own idiocy before she and the rest of her family are DefiledForever. He's motivated in part by a sense of responsibility in not having spoken up about Mr. Wickham's true character before, but the rest of his motive is to protect Elizabeth and make her happy. Then he swears Lydia and the Gardiners to secrecy regarding his involvement, and when Elizabeth finds out anyway and tries to thank him, he refuses to accept her thanks on the rest of her family's behalf: "Much as I respect them, I believe I thought only of you."
* In ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', Elinor acts superior to the point of exasperation. [[spoiler: Her love interest is engaged to someone else]]. That [[ClingyJealousGirl someone else]] informs her of it in confidence (while harboring deep -- and correct -- suspicions that Elinor is [[spoiler: in love with him too]], and so warns her off and keeps tormenting her in subtle ways for the greater part of the book). Elinor not only keeps the secret and endures the indirect attacks with aplomb, but there's a scene where she actually ''leaves them together on purpose so that they can have private time''.

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** Elizabeth deconstructs this as she realizes that her happiness at calm response to Mr. Wickham's engagement to Wickham courting Miss King means that, while she cares about him, she was never ''in love'' with him. Were she in love with him, she would have nothing but contempt for him for choosing another girl.
** Played straight by the considerable lengths Mr. Darcy goes to save Lydia Bennet from her own idiocy before she and the rest of her family are DefiledForever. He's motivated in part by a sense of responsibility in not having spoken up about Mr. Wickham's true character before, but the rest of his motive is to protect Elizabeth and make her happy. Then he swears Lydia and the Gardiners to secrecy regarding his involvement, and when Elizabeth finds out anyway and tries to thank him, he refuses to accept her thanks on the rest of her family's behalf: "Much as I respect them, I believe I thought only of you.''you''."
* In ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', Elinor acts superior to is the point master of exasperation. this trope. [[spoiler: Her love interest is engaged to someone else]]. else. That [[ClingyJealousGirl someone else]] informs her of it in confidence (while harboring deep -- and correct -- suspicions that Elinor is [[spoiler: in love with him too]], too, and so warns her off and keeps tormenting her in subtle ways for the greater part of the book). book).]] Elinor not only keeps the secret and endures the indirect attacks with aplomb, but there's a scene where she actually ''leaves them together on purpose so that they can have private time''.time''. It's especially painful because she knows perfectly well that her beloved will ''not'' be happy in this situation, but she also knows that societal expectations mean that he has to go through with what he intends.



* In one of the sidestories of the SharedUniverse that is the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' series, Franz, a downtimer (from the 17th Century), tries to refuse a confession of love from Marla, an uptimer (from the future), even though he loves her back, on the grounds that his left hand is crippled. A minor injury by uptime sensibilities, but a major dealbreaker by 17th Century standards; especially for a former musician.
--> '''Franz (thursting his crippled hand at her face) :''' Because of this! Because I am crippled! I cannot hope for you or anyone to marry me. Your family would not allow it. I cannot support you. I cannot provide for a family, when all I can do is translate for one person here today, another person there on Thursday, or write two letters for someone next Monday. I cannot give you what you deserve, a husband sound in mind ''and body''. I cannot protect you from the ridicule that people will heap on you for marrying a cripple! I love you more than my life, Marla, and because of that I cannot do this!

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* In one of the sidestories side stories of the SharedUniverse that is the ''Literature/SixteenThirtyTwo'' series, Franz, a downtimer (from the 17th Century), century), tries to refuse a confession of love from Marla, an uptimer (from the future), even though he loves her back, on the grounds that his left hand is crippled. A It's a minor injury by uptime sensibilities, but a major dealbreaker deal breaker by 17th Century standards; century standards - especially for a former musician.
--> '''Franz (thursting (''thrusting his crippled hand at her face) face'') :''' Because of this! Because I am crippled! I cannot hope for you or anyone to marry me. Your family would not allow it. I cannot support you. I cannot provide for a family, when all I can do is translate for one person here today, another person there on Thursday, or write two letters for someone next Monday. I cannot give you what you deserve, a husband sound in mind ''and body''. I cannot protect you from the ridicule that people will heap on you for marrying a cripple! I love you more than my life, Marla, and because of that I cannot do this!



* In EdithWharton's novelette "Bunner Sisters", about two unmarried sisters in 1800's New York City, the eldest sister Ann Eliza rejects a proposal of marriage from Mr. Ramy, a man who had been visiting the sisters regularly for a time, but who she (and everyone else, including this reader) thought was interested in her younger sister Evelina. Ann Eliza's sacrifice was more on her sister's behalf than Mr. Ramy's, however: Ann Eliza felt that Evelina deserved what Ann Eliza thought would turn out to be happiness more than Ann Eliza did.
* Happens with a minor character in ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth''. When Jack works in Toledo, his employer's daughter Aisa falls in love with him, and her father also wants to marry her to Jack. After he leaves, Aliena arrives, Aisa is the only one who is nice with her and tells her to go after him because she realized that Aliena loves him.

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* In EdithWharton's novelette "Bunner Sisters", Sisters," about two unmarried sisters in 1800's 1800s New York City, the eldest sister Ann Eliza rejects a proposal of marriage from Mr. Ramy, a man who had been visiting the sisters regularly for a time, but who she (and everyone else, including this reader) many readers) thought was interested in her younger sister Evelina. Ann Eliza's sacrifice was more on her sister's behalf than Mr. Ramy's, however: Ann Eliza felt that Evelina deserved what Ann Eliza thought would turn out to be happiness more than Ann Eliza did.
* Happens with a minor character in ''ThePillarsOfTheEarth''. When Jack works in Toledo, his employer's daughter Aisa falls in love with him, and her father also wants to marry her to Jack. After he leaves, leaves and Aliena arrives, Aisa is the only one who is nice with her and tells her to go after him because she realized realizes that Aliena loves him.



* In ''Literature/TheHost'' Wanderer [[spoiler:gives up on retaining Melanie as a host for Melanie's sake, effectively trying to commit suicide because she doesn't even want to take over another host (she now sees it as cruel and unfair to the host)... but also largely to give Melanie back to Jared and vice versa, making it a sort of ''double'' "I Want My Beloved to Be Happy".]]
* In ''Literature/TheTamuli'', Kalten manages to convince himself that Alean, the woman he's fallen in love with, loves his fellow knight [[CluelessChickMagnet Berit]] instead. Sparhawk has to force Kalten to promise not to try and get himself killed in battle to resolve the issue. (Sparhawk then tells Alean what was going on, and she tells Kalten off for being an idiot. It's implied that Kalten and Alean will marry as soon as they get back to Elenia.)

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* In ''Literature/TheHost'' ''Literature/TheHost,'' Wanderer [[spoiler:gives up on retaining Melanie as a host for Melanie's sake, effectively trying to commit suicide because she doesn't even want to take over another host (she now sees it as cruel and unfair to the host)... but also largely to give Melanie back to Jared and vice versa, making it a sort of ''double'' "I Want My Beloved to Be Happy".]]
* In ''Literature/TheTamuli'', Kalten manages to convince himself that Alean, the woman with whom he's fallen in love with, love, loves his fellow knight [[CluelessChickMagnet Berit]] instead. Sparhawk has to force Kalten to promise not to try and get himself killed in battle to resolve the issue. (Sparhawk then tells Alean what was going on, and she tells Kalten off for being an idiot. It's implied that Kalten and Alean will marry as soon as they get back to Elenia.)
30th Aug '16 8:11:17 AM butterflygrrl
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** There's an example in the form of [[JerkassWithaHeartofGold Karkat Vantas]]. He doesn't have a very good relationship with Dave, but when his love interest Terezi chooses him over Karkat, he accepts it despite initially protesting and does his best to just be a good friend to her.

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** There's an example in the form of [[JerkassWithaHeartofGold Karkat Vantas]]. He doesn't have a very good relationship with Dave, Dave (at that time), but when his love interest Terezi chooses him over Karkat, he accepts it despite initially protesting and does his best to just be a good friend to her.
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* Happens in backstory of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', although the "beloved" party doesn't learn about it until much later. [[spoiler: Iris was dating Phoenix for 6 months [[TwinSwitch while pretending to be her sister Dahlia]] to get a necklace Dahlia gave him earlier, which was piece of evidence that could put Dahlia in prison. During these 6 months she [[BecomingTheMask really fell in love with him]], but Dahlia became impatient and tried to kill him to get it herself. After Dahlia was arrested Iris dissapeared without telling Phoenix the truth, because she felt she caused him enough pain already and he'll be better of without her.]]
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