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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.]]
25th Jul '17 5:10:39 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]].

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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.]]
4th Jun '17 6:19:03 PM libertydude
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* ''Film/IShotJesseJames'': Despite going through the emotional wringer by killing [[UsefulNotes/JesseJames his best friend]], Robert Ford learns that his girlfriend Cynthy doesn't want to be with him anymore. The main reason is that she's scared of Bob, as well as embarrassed of his reputation as Jesse James's killer.
24th May '17 5:48:26 PM Eievie
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This is not necessarily a very 'romantic' trope, but in some situations it can add a tremendous note of TruthInTelevision. Can overlap with IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy if the hero graciously sends her off to another life (and another love) rather than beg her to stay in a situation she's not suited for.

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This is not necessarily a very 'romantic' "romantic" trope, but in some situations it can add a tremendous note of TruthInTelevision. Can overlap with IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy if the hero graciously sends her off to another life (and another love) rather than beg her to stay in a situation she's not suited for.






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-->'''Lois:''' I didn't close my eyes all night...Do you know how vile it is to hear the first bird of the morning singing when you've been sitting up all night crying?...It's sort of like being married to a doctor. The doctor gets wakened in the middle of the night and the wife has to cope with the fact that he's gone...I am selfish when it comes to you, and I'm jealous of the whole world...Don't you know that this is killing me? Do you know what it's like to have you come in here every morning and not be able to talk to you, not be able to show I have any feelings toward you, not be able to tell anyone that I know who you are? I don't even know what to call you!

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-->'''Lois:''' I didn't close my eyes all night... Do you know how vile it is to hear the first bird of the morning singing when you've been sitting up all night crying?...crying? ...It's sort of like being married to a doctor. The doctor gets wakened in the middle of the night and the wife has to cope with the fact that he's gone... I am selfish when it comes to you, and I'm jealous of the whole world...world... Don't you know that this is killing me? Do you know what it's like to have you come in here every morning and not be able to talk to you, not be able to show I have any feelings toward you, not be able to tell anyone that I know who you are? I don't even know what to call you!



-->'''Pepper Potts:''' Oh my God, I can't take this anymore! My body literally cannot handle the stress! I never know if you're going to kill yourself or...or wreck the whole company...! That's it, I quit.

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-->'''Pepper Potts:''' Oh my God, I can't take this anymore! My body literally cannot handle the stress! I never know if you're going to kill yourself or... or wreck the whole company...! That's it, I quit.



-->'''Padme:''' I don't believe what I'm hearing! Obi-Wan was right... you've changed! You have turned to the dark side! You're not Anakin anymore!
-->'''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!
-->'''Anakin:''' Because of Obi-Wan?
-->'''Padme:''' Because of what you've done... what you plan to do! Stop! Stop now... come back... I love you!

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-->'''Padme:''' I don't believe what I'm hearing! Obi-Wan was right... you've changed! You have turned to the dark side! You're not Anakin anymore!
-->'''Anakin:''' [with
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'''Anakin:''' ''[with
a growing angry look and voice] 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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follow!\\
'''Anakin:'''
Because of Obi-Wan?
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Obi-Wan?\\
'''Padme:'''
Because of what you've done... what you plan to do! Stop! Stop now... come back... I love you!



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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 . . . .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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* Even reality TV isn't safe from this trope: In ''Series/TheFirst48'', Miami detective Kevin Ruggerio gets dumped by his fiancee - via [[DearJohnLetter "Dear John" phone message]] - saying she needed someone who put her needs first. Something he couldn't do as a homicide detective.

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* Even reality TV isn't safe from this trope: In ''Series/TheFirst48'', Miami detective Kevin Ruggerio gets dumped by his fiancee - via fiancee--via [[DearJohnLetter "Dear John" phone message]] - saying message]]--saying she needed someone who put her needs first. Something he couldn't do as a homicide detective.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Lois Lane breaks up with Bruce Wayne for essentially the same reason Silver St. Cloud did in the comics. Though - as we see in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' - she doesn't have the same issues in dating Clark/Superman (or has gotten over them).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'', Lois Lane breaks up with Bruce Wayne for essentially the same reason Silver St. Cloud did in the comics. Though - as Though--as we see in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' - she ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''--she doesn't have the same issues in dating Clark/Superman (or has gotten over them).
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29th Apr '17 10:49:52 AM nombretomado
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* Maria Suarez from ''ElTigre'' was unable to see her husband Rodolfo/White Pantera constantly in mortal danger... this is a little strange considering that [[spoiler:she herself used to be a superheroine herself, Plata Peligrosa and not exactly of the defensive style on top of that]].

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* Maria Suarez from ''ElTigre'' ''WesternAnimation/ElTigreTheAdventuresOfMannyRivera'' was unable to see her husband Rodolfo/White Pantera constantly in mortal danger... this is a little strange considering that [[spoiler:she herself used to be a superheroine herself, Plata Peligrosa and not exactly of the defensive style on top of that]].
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