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4th Feb '17 3:21:50 PM gb00393
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* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'':

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** Renly is unable to consummate his marriage to Margaery in spite of her accommodating efforts.
25th Jan '17 4:52:34 PM Eievie
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A character has an Incompatible Orientation when they are coveted by [[AllLoveIsUnrequited someone who can]] [[LoveHurts never have them]], because they just don't sway that way. They can be any character who has an incompatible sexual orientation to their admirer, and they will usually already be in a relationship with [[LoveTriangle someone else]]. Note that this can also apply if someone is {{Asexual}} (not interested in a sexual relationship with ''anyone'', regardless of gender).

To meet the requirements of this trope the relationship must be stated [[TragicDream as hopeless or impossible]] ''in-universe'' (by a character or through WordOfGod) ''at some point in time''. This means that Incompatible Orientation doesn't have to be a permanent state of being, and attempts may be made within the plot to [[CureYourGays 'fix']] [[BiTheWay it]].

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A character has an Incompatible Orientation when they are coveted by [[AllLoveIsUnrequited someone who can]] [[LoveHurts never have them]], because they just don't sway swing that way. They can be any character who has an incompatible sexual orientation to their admirer--a staight person with a same-gender admirer, and they will usually already be in a relationship gay person with [[LoveTriangle someone else]]. Note that this can also apply if someone is {{Asexual}} (not interested in a sexual relationship an opposite gender admirer, or an {{asexual}} person with ''anyone'', regardless an admirer of gender).

any gender.

To meet the requirements of this trope the relationship must be stated [[TragicDream as hopeless or impossible]] ''in-universe'' (by a character or through WordOfGod) ''at some point in time''. This means that Incompatible Orientation doesn't have to be a permanent state of being, and attempts may be made within the plot to [[CureYourGays 'fix']] "fix"]] [[BiTheWay it]].
it]] [[IfItsYouItsOkay somehow]].



Can be the result of EvenTheGuysWantHim or EvenTheGirlsWantHer. The admirer may or may not be a FagHag or HopelessSuitor. May overlap with AllLoveIsUnrequited and {{Gayngst}}. The reason why SorryImGay is supposed to work. May be resolved if the admired decides IfItsYouItsOkay. Of course, some characters can simply resort to JumpingTheGenderBarrier or perhaps, if they're desperate enough, resort to {{Genderbending}}.

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Can be the result of EvenTheGuysWantHim or EvenTheGirlsWantHer. The admirer may or may not be a FagHag or HopelessSuitor. May overlap with AllLoveIsUnrequited and {{Gayngst}}. The reason why SorryImGay is supposed to work. May be resolved if the admired decides IfItsYouItsOkay. Of course, some characters can simply resort to JumpingTheGenderBarrier or perhaps, if they're desperate enough, resort to {{Genderbending}}.
20th Jan '17 2:02:03 PM Eddy1215
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Can be the result of EvenTheGuysWantHim or EvenTheGirlsWantHer. The admirer may or may not be a FagHag or HopelessSuitor. May overlap with AllLoveIsUnrequited and {{Gayngst}}. The reason why SorryImGay is supposed to work. May be resolved if the admired decides IfItsYouItsOkay. Of course, some characters can simply resort to JumpingTheGenderBarrier or perhaps go through {{Genderbending}}.

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Can be the result of EvenTheGuysWantHim or EvenTheGirlsWantHer. The admirer may or may not be a FagHag or HopelessSuitor. May overlap with AllLoveIsUnrequited and {{Gayngst}}. The reason why SorryImGay is supposed to work. May be resolved if the admired decides IfItsYouItsOkay. Of course, some characters can simply resort to JumpingTheGenderBarrier or perhaps go through perhaps, if they're desperate enough, resort to {{Genderbending}}.
20th Jan '17 2:01:21 PM Eddy1215
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Can be the result of EvenTheGuysWantHim or EvenTheGirlsWantHer. The admirer may or may not be a FagHag or HopelessSuitor. May overlap with AllLoveIsUnrequited and {{Gayngst}}. The reason why SorryImGay is supposed to work. May be resolved if the admired decides IfItsYouItsOkay. Of course, some characters can simply resort to JumpingTheGenderBarrier.

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Can be the result of EvenTheGuysWantHim or EvenTheGirlsWantHer. The admirer may or may not be a FagHag or HopelessSuitor. May overlap with AllLoveIsUnrequited and {{Gayngst}}. The reason why SorryImGay is supposed to work. May be resolved if the admired decides IfItsYouItsOkay. Of course, some characters can simply resort to JumpingTheGenderBarrier.
JumpingTheGenderBarrier or perhaps go through {{Genderbending}}.
18th Jan '17 7:02:44 AM Morgenthaler
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** Of course, part of the story's whole hook is this. Mahiro is attracted to Nyarko as a person, but is put off by the knowledge that she's Nyarlathotep, the malign god of chaos and madness from the CthulhuMythos. The fact that she could shatter his sanity just by [[VoluntaryShapeshifting changing forms]], and that she might be lying about being in love with him [[{{Troll}} just to screw with him]], are deal-breakers in Mahiro's eyes, but [[CharacterDevelopment over time]] he grows to accept her honesty and his true feelings for her.

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** Of course, part of the story's whole hook is this. Mahiro is attracted to Nyarko as a person, but is put off by the knowledge that she's Nyarlathotep, the malign god of chaos and madness from the CthulhuMythos.Franchise/CthulhuMythos. The fact that she could shatter his sanity just by [[VoluntaryShapeshifting changing forms]], and that she might be lying about being in love with him [[{{Troll}} just to screw with him]], are deal-breakers in Mahiro's eyes, but [[CharacterDevelopment over time]] he grows to accept her honesty and his true feelings for her.
13th Jan '17 6:44:25 PM BigJaredMonkey
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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10144263/1/Knights-Consort The Knight's Consort]]'', another ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fic, Kennedy the Vampire Slayer (a lesbian) slowly falls in love with Xander (not just a crush or a strong friendship, but actual romantic-poetry-flowers-and-schmaltzy songs love). Unfortuantely, the fact that he is male (and has no interest in not being male) keeps her from being attracted to him, or wanting to actually consummate their relationship beyond a single experimental kiss.
13th Jan '17 2:06:12 PM DustSnitch
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{{Alice|AndBob}} has a thing for Bob. Maybe they've been [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend friends for a while]] and she's ready for a RelationshipUpgrade, or perhaps they [[RescueRomance just met]] and it's LoveAtFirstSight, but regardless, she's perfectly smitten.

But there's one problem: Bob is gay, and he's already in love with Charlie.
10th Jan '17 1:35:10 PM TitoMosquito
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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SixTeen'', Caitlin confesses to being a co-worker's secret admirer, only to find out Kevin "plays for the other team".

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SixTeen'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}'', Caitlin confesses to being a co-worker's secret admirer, only to find out Kevin "plays for the other team".
9th Jan '17 12:35:16 PM ironballs16
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** A short, three-strip story has Jhim ask out a somewhat mannish woman who looked like an attractive male from behind. He tells [=PeeJee=] that they got along really well; if only she were a man! ([=PeeJee=], naturally, is annoyed.)

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** A short, three-strip story has Jhim ask out a somewhat mannish woman who looked like an attractive male from behind. He tells [=PeeJee=] that they got along really well; if only she were a man! ([=PeeJee=], naturally, [[InnocentlyInsensitive is annoyed.annoyed]].)
7th Jan '17 1:32:00 AM BillyWilliams
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[[caption-width-right:350:Elliot (straight) ← Justin (gay) ← Susan (straight/autochorissexual?) ← Catalina (lesbian)]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Elliot (straight) ← Justin (gay) ← Susan (straight/autochorissexual?) (straight) ← Catalina (lesbian)]]
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