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4th Jun '18 10:39:21 PM pidget_spinner
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Usually unnecessary if the {{Love Interest|s}} is [[ActionGirl a badass]] [[BattleCouple too]]. Compare IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy and HeroHarassesHelpers. A sub-trope of ItsNotYouItsMe and CelibateHero. May overlap with LovedINotHonorMore. May lead to GoodIsNotNice. Often the rationale behind passing the LeaveYourQuestTest. When the love interest is the one who breaks things off for this reason, that's LoveCannotOvercome. See also SuperheroesStaySingle.

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Usually unnecessary if the {{Love Interest|s}} is [[ActionGirl a badass]] [[BattleCouple too]]. Compare IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy and HeroHarassesHelpers. A sub-trope of ItsNotYouItsMe and CelibateHero. May overlap with LovedINotHonorMore. May lead to GoodIsNotNice. Often the rationale behind passing the LeaveYourQuestTest. When the love interest is the one who breaks things off for this reason, that's LoveCannotOvercome. See also SuperheroesStaySingle.
SuperheroesStaySingle. If it's between parent and child, see DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou.
6th Feb '18 2:01:56 AM Aipom-pom
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* A [[{{HoYay/RWBY}} (maybe)]] platonic version occurs at the end of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' season three. [[spoiler:In the penultimate episode, Blake has a violent encounter with Adam, who is enraged that she's left the [[WesternTerrorists White Fang]] and gotten out from under his thumb. He not only stabs her, but promises to [[IfICantHaveYou "destroy everything you love,"]] and gets started by [[AnArmAndALeg lopping off Yang's arm]] when she tries to rescue Blake. In the season's denouement, we learn that Blake has run off on Yang and the rest of Team RWBY, presumably due to this trope. [[TearJerker Not that Yang knows this, leaving her feeling terribly betrayed after losing so much while trying to save her friend.]]]] This is [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in Volume 4 when Blake panics over Sun getting badly injured, Sun calls her out over doing this:

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* A [[{{HoYay/RWBY}} (maybe)]] platonic version occurs at the end of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' season three. [[spoiler:In the penultimate episode, Blake has a violent encounter with Adam, who is enraged that she's left the [[WesternTerrorists White Fang]] and gotten out from under his thumb. He not only stabs her, but promises to [[IfICantHaveYou "destroy everything you love,"]] and gets started by [[AnArmAndALeg lopping off Yang's arm]] when she tries to rescue Blake. In the season's denouement, we learn that Blake has run off on Yang and the rest of Team RWBY, presumably due to this trope. [[TearJerker Not that Yang knows this, leaving her feeling terribly betrayed after losing so much while trying to save her friend.]]]] This is [[DeconstructedTrope deconstructed]] in Volume 4 when Blake panics over Sun getting badly injured, Sun calls her out over doing this:



** This is further expored in Volume 5 when Ruby mentions Blake's name, sending Yang into a furor before she sobs to Weiss about her, implying that [[spoiler:whatever damage Adam did to Yang, it was a ''lot'' worse with Blake's disappearance.]]

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** This is further expored explored in Volume 5 when Ruby mentions Blake's name, sending Yang into a furor before she sobs to Weiss about her, implying that [[spoiler:whatever damage Adam did to Yang, it was a ''lot'' worse with Blake's disappearance.]]
17th Jan '18 3:09:16 AM Cryoclaste
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* Stefan from ''TheVampireDiaries'' distances himself from Elena in order to protect her and her friends and family.

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* Stefan from ''TheVampireDiaries'' ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' distances himself from Elena in order to protect her and her friends and family.
1st Jan '18 4:04:59 AM lillolillo
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** In ''ComicBook/SupergirlCosmicAdventuresInThe8thGrade'', Superman tells his cousin that she has to keep her powers secret and learn to control them before becoming Supergirl because his enemies would attack her.
10th Dec '17 7:36:17 PM MagiMecha
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** This is further expored in Volume 5 when Ruby mentions Blake's name, sending Yang into a furor before she sobs to Weiss about her, implying that [[spoiler:whatever damage Adam did to Yang, it was a ''lot'' worse with Blake's disappearance.]]
23rd Nov '17 9:44:15 AM randomtroper89
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* By the fourth book of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', Rand has three love interests. He is the ChosenOne in a CrapsackWorld. He does not handle being the chosen one well in general, and what would happen to his love interests if his enemies find out about them is one of his many worries. The three of them handle it with varying levels of grace, but they're considering the possibility of polygamy. It helps that one of them is from a culture where that is acceptable.

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By the fourth book of ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', Rand has three love interests. He is the ChosenOne in a CrapsackWorld. He does not handle being the chosen one well in general, and what would happen to his love interests if his enemies find out about them is one of his many worries. The three of them handle it with varying levels of grace, but they're considering the possibility of polygamy. It helps that one of them is from a culture where that is acceptable.
23rd Nov '17 9:43:40 AM randomtroper89
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* Literature/HarryPotter gives Ginny this speech in ''The Half-Blood Prince'', right after they get together. Ginny doesn't buy it for a second. Rather than react with surprise or tears, she says she understands what he's doing and patiently lets him get on with it. Her later actions in ''Deathly Hallows'' indicate that, as far as she's concerned, they're still a couple. Harry, amusingly, has absolutely no way of dealing with this and gives in, causing Ron to give Harry the IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer speech when he has trouble letting go. Of course, it's not as though Ginny isn't fighting Voldemort almost as hard as Harry himself.

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* Literature/HarryPotter ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Harry gives Ginny this speech in ''The ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince The Half-Blood Prince'', Prince]]'', right after they get together. Ginny doesn't buy it for a second. Rather than react with surprise or tears, she says she understands what he's doing and patiently lets him get on with it. Her later actions in ''Deathly Hallows'' ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' indicate that, as far as she's concerned, they're still a couple. Harry, amusingly, has absolutely no way of dealing with this and gives in, causing Ron to give Harry the IfYouEverDoAnythingToHurtHer speech when he has trouble letting go. Of course, it's not as though Ginny isn't fighting Voldemort almost as hard as Harry himself.
17th Aug '17 9:13:41 AM Ambaryerno
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* Subverted in ''Comicbook/{{Generations|MarvelComics}}'' #3: After rescuing Amiko from Comicbook/Sabretooth, [[Comicbook/{{Wolverine}} Logan]] tells Laura this is why he can't be in her life when she chides him for not spending a night with his daughter. Laura immediately points out that not being in Amiko's life made no difference, and Creed targeted her ''anyway''.
10th Aug '17 10:54:44 AM KingLyger
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Usually unnecessary if the {{Love Interest|s}} is [[ActionGirl a badass]] [[BattleCouple too]]. Compare IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy and HeroHarassesHelpers. A sub-trope of ItsNotYouItsMe and CelibateHero. May overlap with LovedINotHonorMore. May lead to GoodIsNotNice. Often the rationale behind passing the LeaveYourQuestTest. When the love interest is the one who breaks things off for this reason, that's LoveCannotOvercome.

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Usually unnecessary if the {{Love Interest|s}} is [[ActionGirl a badass]] [[BattleCouple too]]. Compare IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy and HeroHarassesHelpers. A sub-trope of ItsNotYouItsMe and CelibateHero. May overlap with LovedINotHonorMore. May lead to GoodIsNotNice. Often the rationale behind passing the LeaveYourQuestTest. When the love interest is the one who breaks things off for this reason, that's LoveCannotOvercome.
LoveCannotOvercome. See also SuperheroesStaySingle.
1st Aug '17 4:36:42 AM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': After the events of the first SeasonFinale ([[spoiler:a spaceship crashes into the town, and Lapis Lazuli performs a HeroicSacrifice to prevent Steven and the Gems from being harmed]]), Steven contemplates doing this with his friend Connie, but ultimately cannot bring himself to do so and tells her the truth. He tried to end their friendship with a ''text message'' but when Connie demanded that he say it to her face, he ultimately couldn't.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': After the events of the first SeasonFinale ([[spoiler:a spaceship crashes into the town, and Lapis Lazuli performs a HeroicSacrifice to prevent Steven and the Gems from being harmed]]), Steven contemplates doing this with his friend Connie, Connie in "Full Disclosure", but ultimately cannot bring himself to do so and tells her the truth. He tried to end their friendship with a ''text message'' but when Connie demanded that he say it to her face, he ultimately couldn't.
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