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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.
28th May '17 10:03:00 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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LoveHurts. Add {{Genre Savv|y}}iness and the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality, and it's just plain unbearable. TheHero has a ready and willing {{Love Interest|s}} who makes him happy, who would be good for him, who [[OneTruePairing even the fans want to see him with]]. No LoveTriangle, no MayflyDecemberRomance, no VirginPower, no TwiceShy--things could be perfect. It's plain as day that he cares more about her than anything else...plain to everyone, including the BigBad. TheHero knows that his enemies will never let him have a love life in peace; they'll [[AndYourLittleDogToo strike down the people dearest to him]] first chance they get. The only way to protect his beloved from becoming BigBad cannon fodder is by letting her go. Despite what a noble, selfless move it is, the spurned Love Interest's reaction will usually be, "Screw the danger! I don't care!", to show [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan they love]] TheHero just as much.

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LoveHurts. Add {{Genre Savv|y}}iness and the SortingAlgorithmOfMortality, and it's just plain unbearable. TheHero has a ready and willing {{Love Interest|s}} who makes him happy, who would be good for him, who [[OneTruePairing even the fans want to see him with]]. No LoveTriangle, no MayflyDecemberRomance, no VirginPower, no TwiceShy--things could be perfect. It's plain as day that he cares more about her than anything else...plain to everyone, including the BigBad. TheHero knows that his enemies will never let him have a love life in peace; they'll [[AndYourLittleDogToo strike down the people dearest to him]] first chance they get. The only way to protect his beloved from becoming BigBad cannon fodder is by letting her go. Despite what a noble, selfless move it is, the spurned Love Interest's reaction will usually be, "Screw the danger! I don't care!", to show [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan they love]] TheHero just as much.



* Literature/HarryPotter gives Ginny this speech in ''The Half-Blood Prince'', right after they get together. Ginny, always rather GenreSavvy, 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 gives Ginny this speech in ''The Half-Blood Prince'', right after they get together. Ginny, always rather GenreSavvy, 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.
9th May '17 11:18:54 PM Golondrina
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* Lampshaded and subverted in ''{{Sorcery 101}}''.

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* Lampshaded and subverted in ''{{Sorcery ''Webcomic/{{Sorcery 101}}''.
19th Apr '17 1:44:05 AM Silverblade2
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* [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]] goes through a rare variation of this. In the ExpandedUniverse his various love interests have [[DisposableLoveInterest bad things happening to them]]. He eventually concluded that the time he dabbled in TheDarkSide caused this and he had to protect [[OfficialCouple Mara Jade]] from it (it was about as necessary as you'd think). Only [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther proving his love for her]] by doing that.

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* [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]] Skywalker from ''Franchise/StarWars'' goes through a rare variation of this. In the ExpandedUniverse his various love interests have [[DisposableLoveInterest bad things happening to them]]. He eventually concluded that the time he dabbled in TheDarkSide caused this and he had to protect [[OfficialCouple Mara Jade]] from it (it was about as necessary as you'd think). Only [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther proving his love for her]] by doing that.
30th Mar '17 11:24:58 AM AuraGuardian
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* At the end of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles: Literature/{{Changes}}'' Harry sends [[spoiler:his daughter to be placed in a foster home without him knowing where]] so that his enemies can't find her. In ''Literature/GhostStory'', we find out the person he entrusts this to does one better and [[spoiler:puts her in a house guarded by archangels. Specifically, Michael's house]].

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* At the end of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles: Literature/{{Changes}}'' Harry sends [[spoiler:his daughter to be placed in a foster home without him knowing where]] so that his enemies can't find her. In ''Literature/GhostStory'', we find out the person he entrusts this to does one better and [[spoiler:puts her in a house guarded by archangels.angels. Specifically, Michael's house]].
26th Mar '17 2:34:19 PM StFan
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* Sia from ''Manhwa/MetalHeart'' tried this to get away from Minwoo to protect him but he convinced her stay.



* In the season 8 ''ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' comics, Buffy is woken with a TrueLovesKiss, which we initially think was from Xander. It turns out it was from Satsu, a Slayer who is [[HoYay in love with Buffy]]. Buffy tries to dump her due to how much danger she would be in by being her love interest. [[MasterOfTheMixedMessage Then Buffy sleeps with Satsu. She again invokes this trope, then sleeps with her again]].



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** In ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', Peter [[spoiler:tries to end his relationship with Gwen this way, but ultimately changes his mind]].

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** * In ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'', Peter [[spoiler:tries to end his relationship with Gwen this way, but ultimately changes his mind]].



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-->"You don't know what my life is like."
-->"But I'm dying to find out."
-->"Dying being the operative word here."
** In the season 8 comics Buffy is woken with a TrueLovesKiss, which we initially think was from Xander. It turns out it was from Satsu, a Slayer who is [[HoYay in love with Buffy]]. Buffy tries to dump her due to how much danger she would be in by being her love interest. [[MasterOfTheMixedMessage Then Buffy sleeps with Satsu. She again invokes this trope, then sleeps with her again]].

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-->"You -->'''Buffy:''' You don't know what my life is like."
-->"But
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'''Riley:''' But
I'm dying to find out."
-->"Dying
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'''Buffy:''' Dying
being the operative word here."
** In the season 8 comics Buffy is woken with a TrueLovesKiss, which we initially think was from Xander. It turns out it was from Satsu, a Slayer who is [[HoYay in love with Buffy]]. Buffy tries to dump her due to how much danger she would be in by being her love interest. [[MasterOfTheMixedMessage Then Buffy sleeps with Satsu. She again invokes this trope, then sleeps with her again]].



-->'''Clarke:''' So you just stopped caring? About everyone? ''(Lexa nods)'' I could never do that.
-->'''Lexa:''' Then you put the people you care about in danger, and the pain will never go away.

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-->'''Clarke:''' So you just stopped caring? About everyone? ''(Lexa nods)'' I could never do that.
-->'''Lexa:'''
that.\\
'''Lexa:'''
Then you put the people you care about in danger, and the pain will never go away.



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* Sia from ''Manhwa/MetalHeart'' tried this to get away from Minwoo to protect him but he convinced her stay.
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-->''Girl, I know that what you need from me is looooove''
-->''But I'm afraid that it's the one thing''
-->''I can't, give uuuuup''
-->''Cuz my enemies will find you, and kill you''
-->''To get to meeeee''

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-->''Girl, I know that what you need from me is looooove''
-->''But
looooove\\
But
I'm afraid that it's the one thing''
-->''I
thing\\
I
can't, give uuuuup''
-->''Cuz
uuuuup\\
Cuz
my enemies will find you, and kill you''
-->''To
you\\
To
get to meeeee''



* In ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' the player has the option to do this to Heather the pet ghoul, after it becomes obvious she's being watched by enemies who have reason to be watching you.
** [[spoiler: If you send her away, she lives. If you don't, she makes you some armor...and is promptly murdered.]]

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* In ''VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' ''VideoGame/VampireTheMasqueradeBloodlines'' the player has the option to do this to Heather the pet ghoul, after it becomes obvious she's being watched by enemies who have reason to be watching you.
** [[spoiler: If
you. [[spoiler:If you send her away, she lives. If you don't, she makes you some armor... and is promptly murdered.]]



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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:
-->'''Sun:''' You think you're being selfless, but you're not. Yeah, that chameleon friend of yours got me pretty good, [[ThePowerOfFriendship but I'd do it all again if it meant protecting you]]. And I could promise Yang would say the same. You get to make your own choices, sure. But you don't get to make ours. When your friends fight for you, [[TrueCompanions it's because we want to]]. So STOP pushing us out! [[YouAreNotAlone It hurts more than anything the bad guys could ever do to us]].
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* In ''WebComic/RipAndTeri'', after catching one of his old enemies attempting to seduce Teri, the woman he loves, in an effort to get to him, secret agent Rip Dustin mentally prepares himself to tell her that he hates her in order to drive her away and ensure her safety from his many enemies - but he's unable to bring himself do so, and can only tell her that "I'll always love you." before leaving her. Needless to say, this doesn't have the driving-away effect he was hoping for.
** When the two are reunited a few strips later, Rip attempts to justify his actions with this trope, only for Teri to point out that it wasn't exactly working; she was in just as much danger as if they'd been together because their enemies ''still'' tried to use her to get to him - and in fact, ''because'' he wasn't around to protect her, she was out of her depth and therefore in an even ''more'' dangerous position.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' Torg has put any potential romance with Zoe on hold for years (even calling her a "boring, dumpy chick" once) all in order to keep her safe from his [[{{Yandere}} psychotic stalker]] Oasis.
** This was further encouraged when [[spoiler:Torg's ArchEnemy (one of them, anyway) Lord Horribus killed an AlternateUniverse version of Zoe that Torg had been dating]].

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* In ''WebComic/RipAndTeri'', ''Webcomic/RipAndTeri'', after catching one of his old enemies attempting to seduce Teri, the woman he loves, in an effort to get to him, secret agent Rip Dustin mentally prepares himself to tell her that he hates her in order to drive her away and ensure her safety from his many enemies - but he's unable to bring himself do so, and can only tell her that "I'll always love you." before leaving her. Needless to say, this doesn't have the driving-away effect he was hoping for.
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for. When the two are reunited a few strips later, Rip attempts to justify his actions with this trope, only for Teri to point out that it wasn't exactly working; she was in just as much danger as if they'd been together because their enemies ''still'' tried to use her to get to him - and in fact, ''because'' he wasn't around to protect her, she was out of her depth and therefore in an even ''more'' dangerous position.
* In ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' Torg has put any potential romance with Zoe on hold for years (even calling her a "boring, dumpy chick" once) all in order to keep her safe from his [[{{Yandere}} psychotic stalker]] Oasis.
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Oasis. This was further encouraged when [[spoiler:Torg's ArchEnemy (one of them, anyway) Lord Horribus killed an AlternateUniverse version of Zoe that Torg had been dating]].



* Vaarsuvius in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' #679. [[spoiler: V's mate Inkyrius has just filed for a divorce, and V chooses not to contest it despite wanting to. And V has a point; though Inkyrius has good reasons, Vaarsuvius knows that as the quest to save the world continues, V's bound to make more enemies. Enemies that might try and attack Inkyrius and their adopted children, as the Black Dragon did.]]

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* Vaarsuvius in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' #679. [[spoiler: V's [[spoiler:V's mate Inkyrius has just filed for a divorce, and V chooses not to contest it despite wanting to. And V has a point; though Inkyrius has good reasons, Vaarsuvius knows that as the quest to save the world continues, V's bound to make more enemies. Enemies that might try and attack Inkyrius and their adopted children, as the Black Dragon did.]]



-->'''Amanda''': Yeah, but [[LooseCanon this is all outside of continuity]].
* The title character of ''WebComic/{{Lucy}}'' hid her career as a bounty hunter from her friend Glenda because of this and thought she would want to break off their friendship after being kidnapped and attacked, but Glenda was all too happy to have the excitement in her life.

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-->'''Amanda''': -->'''Amanda:''' Yeah, but [[LooseCanon this is all outside of continuity]].
* The title character of ''WebComic/{{Lucy}}'' ''WebComic/TheLegendOfLucy'' hid her career as a bounty hunter from her friend Glenda because of this and thought she would want to break off their friendship after being kidnapped and attacked, but Glenda was all too happy to have the excitement in her life.



* Himei tries to do this with Seiki in ''SailorNothing''. Tries, and fails.

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* Himei tries to do this with Seiki in ''SailorNothing''.''Literature/SailorNothing''. Tries, and fails.



* {{Website/Cracked}}'s ''WebVideo/AfterHours'' program discussed the FridgeLogic inherent with the "Keep them in the dark" aspect of this trope. By not informing his loved ones, Peter Parker not only doesn't prevent them from becoming targets of villains seeking to hurt his SecretIdentity, but ''also'' prevents them from preparing for such a threat to occur.
* 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:
--->'''Sun:''' You think you're being selfless, but you're not. Yeah, that chameleon friend of yours got me pretty good, [[ThePowerOfFriendship but I'd do it all again if it meant protecting you]]. And I could promise Yang would say the same. You get to make your own choices, sure. But you don't get to make ours. When your friends fight for you, [[TrueCompanions it's because we want to]]. So STOP pushing us out! [[YouAreNotAlone It hurts more than anything the bad guys could ever do to us]].

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* {{Website/Cracked}}'s Website/{{Cracked}}'s ''WebVideo/AfterHours'' program discussed the FridgeLogic inherent with the "Keep them in the dark" aspect of this trope. By not informing his loved ones, Peter Parker not only doesn't prevent them from becoming targets of villains seeking to hurt his SecretIdentity, but ''also'' prevents them from preparing for such a threat to occur.
* 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:
--->'''Sun:''' You think you're being selfless, but you're not. Yeah, that chameleon friend of yours got me pretty good, [[ThePowerOfFriendship but I'd do it all again if it meant protecting you]]. And I could promise Yang would say the same. You get to make your own choices, sure. But you don't get to make ours. When your friends fight for you, [[TrueCompanions it's because we want to]]. So STOP pushing us out! [[YouAreNotAlone It hurts more than anything the bad guys could ever do to us]].
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': Diana is flirting with Batman during a stakeout, and he gives a few reasons why they shouldn't. The third reason is the standard superhero wave-off of his enemies being a threat to anyone he's in a relationship with... which Diana answers by casually crushing the head of a stone gargoyle in her hand and asking "next?".
** It might make more sense to argue that ''he'' should worry about ''her'' enemies (though maybe not, given [[BadassNormal his impressive track record at taking on and beating superpowered foes]]).

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'': Diana is flirting with Batman during a stakeout, and he gives a few reasons why they shouldn't. The third reason is the standard superhero wave-off of his enemies being a threat to anyone he's in a relationship with... which Diana answers by casually crushing the head of a stone gargoyle in her hand and asking "next?".
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"next?" It might make more sense to argue that ''he'' should worry about ''her'' enemies (though maybe not, given [[BadassNormal his impressive track record at taking on and beating superpowered foes]]).



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': After [[spoiler:his HeelFaceTurn in the third season, Zuko leaves behind his girlfriend Mai. As he explains to Sokka in "The Boiling Rock," "Everyone thinks I'm a traitor. I couldn't drag her into it." She is not happy about this and proves how wrongly he underestimated her [[TwangHello in spectacular style]]]].
** [[spoiler: Of course, Mai ends up getting thrown in prison- as does Ty Lee-, so maybe he had a point.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Along with many other SuperheroTropes rolled into the episode called ''The Beak''. Phineas and Isabella [[ShipTease naturally]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': After [[spoiler:his HeelFaceTurn in the third season, Zuko leaves behind his girlfriend Mai. As he explains to Sokka in "The Boiling Rock," Rock", "Everyone thinks I'm a traitor. I couldn't drag her into it." She is not happy about this and proves how wrongly he underestimated her [[TwangHello in spectacular style]]]].
** [[spoiler: Of
style]]]]. [[spoiler:Of course, Mai ends up getting thrown in prison- prison -- as does Ty Lee-, Lee --, so maybe he had a point.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': Along with many other SuperheroTropes rolled into the episode called ''The Beak''."The Beak". Phineas and Isabella [[ShipTease naturally]].



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14th Mar '17 12:09:34 PM LadyNorbert
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* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', [[OCStandIn Michikyuu Kanae]] gave a speech about how she's just bringing trouble on the SOS Brigade [[spoiler:before attempting to slide to another world...at which point Nagato [[DefiedTrope engages the Dimensional Anchor, trapping her]]]].

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* In ''Fanfic/KyonBigDamnHero'', [[OCStandIn Michikyuu Kanae]] gave a speech about how she's just bringing trouble on the SOS Brigade [[spoiler:before attempting to slide to another world... at which point Nagato [[DefiedTrope engages the Dimensional Anchor, trapping her]]]].



* This is given as the reason why Cullen puts up with the harassment from admirers at the Winter Palace ball in ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]''. He ''could'' chase them off by informing them that he's in a relationship with the Lady Inquisitor, but she's afraid someone would hurt him to get to her - and the way some of the ball guests are acting, he's legitimately concerned that one of them [[MurderTheHypotenuse might hurt]] ''her'' to get to ''him.''



* In the ''Film/IronMan'' movies, Tony Stark subverts this and in doing so shows why it's not necessarily a bad thing. He reveals his identity as Iron Man to the world, and makes no particular secret of his love for Pepper Potts either (though it's not clear if he himself 100% realizes how deep it is)...and what ensues in [[Film/IronMan2 the subsequent]] [[Film/IronMan3 movies]] shows that secret identities are not necessarily bad ideas.

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* In the ''Film/IronMan'' movies, Tony Stark subverts this and in doing so shows why it's not necessarily a bad thing. He reveals his identity as Iron Man to the world, and makes no particular secret of his love for Pepper Potts either (though it's not clear if he himself 100% realizes how deep it is)... and what ensues in [[Film/IronMan2 the subsequent]] [[Film/IronMan3 movies]] shows that secret identities are not necessarily bad ideas.



* A version of this is done in ''New Moon'' (the second book of Stephenie Meyer's ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' saga), when Edward leaves Bella, telling her she'll never see him again, in order to keep her safe. Not played exactly straight because he's not protecting her from his enemies so much as [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires from]] his own "insatiable" [[HorrorHunger thirst for her blood]]. In actuality he left her unprotected from his enemies.

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* A version of this is done in ''New Moon'' (the second book of Stephenie Meyer's ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' saga), when Edward leaves Bella, telling her she'll never see him again, in order to keep her safe. Not played exactly straight because he's not protecting her from his enemies so much as [[FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires from]] his own "insatiable" [[HorrorHunger thirst for her blood]]. In actuality actuality, he left her unprotected from his enemies.



* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Buffy tries this with Riley...''after'' finding out that he fought demons as well.

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Buffy tries this with Riley... ''after'' finding out that he fought demons as well.



** In season 8 he simply disappears from Amelia's life--twice!--with no explanation or any hint of what he does with the rest of his time.

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** In season 8 he simply disappears from Amelia's life--twice!--with life - twice! - with no explanation or any hint of what he does with the rest of his time.



* Crichton uses this in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', without actually telling Aeryn that's why he's virtually ignoring her. She gets angsty, he starts doing the local equivalent of sniffing pixie dust, and the bad guy KNOWS ANYWAY because it's frelling obvious, especially considering [[spoiler:she's pregnant]] at the time. Eventually he lets her in on his fears and they quietly make out after [[BluffTheEavesdropper loudly saying]] "So it's over, then."

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* Crichton uses this in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'', without actually telling Aeryn that's why he's virtually ignoring her. She gets angsty, he starts doing the local equivalent of sniffing pixie dust, and the bad guy KNOWS ANYWAY ''knows anyway'' because it's frelling obvious, especially considering [[spoiler:she's pregnant]] at the time. Eventually he lets her in on his fears and they quietly make out after [[BluffTheEavesdropper loudly saying]] "So it's over, then."
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* Wilson Fisk (aka The Kingpin) is a rare villainous example in ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}''; after his love interest is poisoned, he tries to send her to another country.

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* Wilson ''Series/Daredevil2015'':
**Wilson
Fisk (aka The Kingpin) is a rare villainous example in ''Series/{{Daredevil 2015}}''; after his love interest case of this happening to a ''villain''. After Vanessa is poisoned, he tries to send her to another country.country.
**Matt tries to isolate his Daredevil activities from Foggy and Karen, which doesn't help when Karen is kidnapped by the Hand.
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