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30th Nov '17 3:42:27 PM moongalleon22
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** Considering all of the above examples, Josephine comes off as a rather delightful subversion. [[spoiler: She tries to break up with the Inquisitor because her parents have gotten her engaged to someone else (not realising that she's spoken for), and insists that they cannot be seen to be together until she's spent years formally breaking up the engagement in a diplomatic manner. You can immediately prove that love really does conquer all by fighting her fiance for her hand and making a grand, public declaration of love to her.]]
19th Nov '17 2:29:38 AM Silverblade2
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* This is why Silver St. Cloud breaks up with Bruce Wayne in a famous 1970s ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' arc; she can't handle knowing that he's risking his life against people like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker every night, so she abandons him and Gotham. This seems to be the source for many other examples from Batman adaptations in other media.

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* This is why Silver St. Cloud breaks up with Bruce Wayne in a famous 1970s ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' arc; she can't handle knowing that he's risking his life against people like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker ComicBook/TheJoker every night, so she abandons him and Gotham. This seems to be the source for many other examples from Batman adaptations in other media.
3rd Nov '17 11:01:00 PM azul120
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Oh dear. It should be called "LoveCannotOvercome: The Game."

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Oh dear. It should be called "LoveCannotOvercome: "Love Cannot Overcome: The Game."



** Iron Bull: [[spoiler:If you convince him to sacrifice his [[MoralityChain Chargers]] to remain loyal to the Qunari, LoveCannotOvercome [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Qunari]] [[{{BrainWashing}} "re-education."]]]]

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** Iron Bull: [[spoiler:If you convince him to sacrifice his [[MoralityChain Chargers]] to remain loyal to the Qunari, LoveCannotOvercome Love Cannot Overcome [[ScaryDogmaticAliens Qunari]] [[{{BrainWashing}} "re-education."]]]]
7th Oct '17 3:33:27 PM Eievie
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'''Anakin:''' ''[with a growing angry look and voice]'' I don't want to hear any more about Obi-Wan. The Jedi turned against me. Don't you turn against me!
-->'''Padme:''' [crying] Anakin, you're breaking my heart! You're going down a path I cannot follow!\\

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'''Anakin:''' ''[with a growing angry look and voice]'' I don't want to hear any more about Obi-Wan. The Jedi turned against me. Don't you turn against me!
-->'''Padme:''' [crying]
me!\\
'''Padme:''' ''[crying]''
Anakin, you're breaking my heart! You're going down a path I cannot follow!\\


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* Dianora has a passage about this in ''{{Literature/Tigana}}''. She loves Brandin, and she loves her homeland, which he razed. Both of these absolutely break her heart. Try as she might, she can't make herself ''not'' love Brandin. And she can't bear to turn her back on Tigana either.
-->But Tigana’s ruin lay between the two of them like a chasm in the world. The lesson of her days, Dianora thought, was simply this: that love was not enough. Whatever the songs of the troubadours might say. Whatever hope it might seem to offer, love was simply not enough to bridge the chasm in ''her'' world. Which was why she was here, what the riselka’s vision in the garden had offered her: an end to the terrible, bottomless divisions in her heart.
13th Sep '17 9:08:16 AM hujwernoo
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* In ''Literature/EveryDay'', by David Levithan, love doesn't overcome... ''sorta''. The central premise is that A is a genderless being who [[GrandTheftMe wakes up each morning in a different person's body.]] S/he falls for a girl, Rhiannon, but she ultimately can't deal with the stress and difficulty that comes along with such an existence. Then A realizes that there's a chance s/he could just pick one body and stay in it. Ultimately, though, s/he decides that would be totally unethical, and doesn't return to Rhiannon. It is, as you can imagine, a major {{tearjerker}}.

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* In ''Literature/EveryDay'', by David Levithan, love doesn't overcome... ''sorta''. The central premise is that A is a genderless being who [[GrandTheftMe [[BodySurf wakes up each morning in a different person's body.]] S/he falls for a girl, Rhiannon, but she ultimately can't deal with the stress and difficulty that comes along with such an existence. Then A realizes that there's a chance s/he could just pick one body and stay in it. Ultimately, though, s/he decides that would be totally unethical, and doesn't return to Rhiannon. It is, as you can imagine, a major {{tearjerker}}.
13th Sep '17 9:05:12 AM hujwernoo
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* In ''Literature/EveryDay'', by David Levithan, love doesn't overcome... ''sorta''. The central premise is that A is a genderless being who [[GeandTheftMe wakes up each morning in a different person's body.]] S/he falls for a girl, Rhiannon, but she ultimately can't deal with the stress and difficulty that comes along with such an existence. Then A realizes that there's a chance s/he could just pick one body and stay in it. Ultimately, though, s/he decides that would be totally unethical, and doesn't return to Rhiannon. It is, as you can imagine, a major {{tearjerker}}.

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* In ''Literature/EveryDay'', by David Levithan, love doesn't overcome... ''sorta''. The central premise is that A is a genderless being who [[GeandTheftMe [[GrandTheftMe wakes up each morning in a different person's body.]] S/he falls for a girl, Rhiannon, but she ultimately can't deal with the stress and difficulty that comes along with such an existence. Then A realizes that there's a chance s/he could just pick one body and stay in it. Ultimately, though, s/he decides that would be totally unethical, and doesn't return to Rhiannon. It is, as you can imagine, a major {{tearjerker}}.
13th Sep '17 9:04:32 AM hujwernoo
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* In ''Literature/EveryDay'', by David Levithan, love doesn't overcome... ''sorta''. The central premise is that A is a genderless being who wakes up each morning in a different body. He falls for a girl, Rhiannon, but she ultimately can't deal with the stress and difficulty that comes along with such an existence. Then A realizes that there's a chance he/she could just pick one body and stay in it. Ultimately, though, he/she decides that would be totally unethical, and doesn't return to Rhiannon. It is, as you can imagine, a major {{tearjerker}}.

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* In ''Literature/EveryDay'', by David Levithan, love doesn't overcome... ''sorta''. The central premise is that A is a genderless being who [[GeandTheftMe wakes up each morning in a different body. He person's body.]] S/he falls for a girl, Rhiannon, but she ultimately can't deal with the stress and difficulty that comes along with such an existence. Then A realizes that there's a chance he/she s/he could just pick one body and stay in it. Ultimately, though, he/she s/he decides that would be totally unethical, and doesn't return to Rhiannon. It is, as you can imagine, a major {{tearjerker}}.
8th Sep '17 1:50:52 AM Scabbard
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* This is why Silver St. Cloud breaks up with Bruce Wayne in a famous 1970s ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' arc; She can't handle knowing that he's risking his life against people like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker every night, so she abandons him and Gotham. This seems to be the source for many other examples from Batman adaptations in other media.

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* This is why Silver St. Cloud breaks up with Bruce Wayne in a famous 1970s ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' arc; She she can't handle knowing that he's risking his life against people like SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker every night, so she abandons him and Gotham. This seems to be the source for many other examples from Batman adaptations in other media.
16th Aug '17 5:15:12 PM Give1Take2
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* ''Literature/AliceAdams:'' The titular Alice Adams pretends to be an incredibly wealthy socialite to court a wealthy suitor that she's hopelessly smitten with. She knows it's only a matter of time before he learns that her father isn't ''really'' wealthy, but she hopes that if she puts it off long enough their love will overcome it. [[spoiler:It doesn't.]]

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* ''Literature/AliceAdams:'' The titular Alice Adams pretends to be an incredibly wealthy socialite to court a wealthy suitor that she's hopelessly smitten with. She knows it's only a matter of time before he learns that her father isn't ''really'' wealthy, but she hopes that if she puts it off long enough their he'll fall for her deeply enough that his love will overcome it. [[spoiler:It doesn't.]]



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Oh dear. It should be called "LoveCannotOvercome: The Game." While most relationships go extremely well, certain player choices can result in companions feeling that... well... LoveCannotOvercome whatever issues or differences are driving you apart.
** Blackwall: [[spoiler:After his true identity and past as a war criminal are revealed, the player may decide they cannot look past his deception and/or horrific past actions, and opt not to get back together with him, if not execute him.]]
** Cassandra: [[spoiler:If she is named Divine, her morals prevent her from remaining lovers with the Inquisitor since Divines must be celibate, and she breaks up with you.]]
** Cullen: [[spoiler:If you convince him to go back to taking lyrium (a highly addictive magical drug that gives Templars their powers at the cost of [[AddledAddict eventually eroding their sanity]]) for the sake of his duty, he decides that fraternizing with you would also constitute distracting him from his "duty."]]

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'': Oh dear. It should be called "LoveCannotOvercome: The Game." While most relationships go extremely well, certain player choices can result in companions feeling that... well... LoveCannotOvercome whatever issues or differences are driving you apart.
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** Blackwall: [[spoiler:After his true identity and past as a war criminal are revealed, the player may decide they cannot ''can't'' look past his deception and/or horrific past actions, and opt not to get back together with forgive him or take him back. Blackwall himself doesn't expect you to forgive him, either. He comes publicly forward fully expecting you to reject and dump him, and is ''deeply'' surprised if not execute him.you don't.]]
** Cassandra: [[spoiler:If she is named Divine, her staunch morals prevent her from remaining lovers with the Inquisitor since Divines must be celibate, and she breaks up with you.]]
** Cullen: [[spoiler:If you convince him to go back to taking lyrium (a highly addictive magical drug FantasticDrug that gives Templars their magic-negating powers at the cost of [[AddledAddict eventually eroding their sanity]]) for the sake of his duty, he decides that fraternizing with you would also constitute distracting him from his "duty."]]"duty," and coolly breaks things off.]]



** Solas: [[spoiler:Falling in love with a [[PlayerCharacter female Lavellan]] does not prevent him from [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim breaking up with you]] or [[ShooTheDog pushing you away]] so he can carry out his plan of [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong restoring the world of the ancient elves]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone (that he accidentally destroyed)]] by [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans reshaping the current world]]. Interestingly, even if female Lavellan agrees with his plan, Solas doesn't want you to see what he'll become.]]

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** Solas: [[spoiler:Falling in love with a [[PlayerCharacter female Lavellan]] does not prevent him from [[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim breaking up with you]] her]] or [[ShooTheDog pushing you her away]] so he can to carry out his plan of [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong restoring the world of the ancient elves]] [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone (that he accidentally destroyed)]] by at the cost of [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans reshaping the current world]]. Interestingly, even Even if female Lavellan agrees with his plan, Solas doesn't want you to see what he'll become.]]
25th Jul '17 5:11:17 PM otemple700
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** It's then played straight in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' when [[spoiler:Tony reveals Pepper broke up with him because she couldn't handle his ChronicHeroSyndrome]]. And then it's [[spoiler:subverted in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming when they seem to be back together with Tony planning on proposing to her.]]

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** It's then played straight in ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' when [[spoiler:Tony reveals Pepper broke up with him because she couldn't handle his ChronicHeroSyndrome]]. And then it's [[spoiler:subverted in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'' when they seem to be back together with Tony planning on proposing to her.]]
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