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13th Mar '17 10:03:01 PM KobyFish
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'': Megatron has taunted Optimus Prime more than once about this, particularly when Optimus Prime is concerned for the safety of innocent humans.
-->Megatron: Your concern for the humans demonstrates that you are WEAK, Optimus Prime!
1st Mar '17 11:43:12 AM LadyNorbert
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** His district partner, [[BloodKnight Amber]], is definitely of this mindset, partially due to the fact that [[spoiler: her older sister was killed at the end of the 40th Hunger Games by her district partner, who she had fallen in love with]]. Amber herself does not believe in love or compassion, and she is thus convinced that this will give her the strength to win.

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** His district partner, [[BloodKnight Amber]], is definitely of this mindset, partially due to the fact that [[spoiler: her older sister was killed at the end of the 40th Hunger Games by her district partner, who with whom she had fallen in love with]].love]]. Amber herself does not believe in love or compassion, and she is thus convinced that this will give her the strength to win.



* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Davy Jones is an aversion. He cut out his own heart because Calyspo's rejection hurt him so much but his romantic feeling is not his weakness. The physical, still beating, heart is literally a weakness.

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* ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'': Davy Jones is an aversion. He cut out his own heart because Calyspo's rejection hurt him so much - but his romantic feeling is not his weakness. The physical, still beating, heart is literally a weakness.



* One of the twisted ironies of 'Franchise/StarWars'' is that both the Jedi Order and the Sith have similarly negative opinions of love. The Jedi attitude to love sits between this trope and LoveMakesYouEvil, as they believe it not only leads to attachment, but opens up a potential conduit for the Dark Side. The Sith, meanwhile, hate love because it can douse the negative emotions they are taught to draw upon for strength, inclines them to sympathise with others, and creates a weakness that others can exploit.

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* One of the twisted ironies of 'Franchise/StarWars'' ''Franchise/StarWars'' is that both the Jedi Order and the Sith have similarly negative opinions of love. The Jedi attitude to love sits between this trope and LoveMakesYouEvil, as they believe it not only leads to attachment, but opens up a potential conduit for the Dark Side. The Sith, meanwhile, hate love because it can douse the negative emotions they are taught to draw upon for strength, inclines them to sympathise with others, and creates a weakness that others can exploit.



* ''Literature/QuantumGravity'': [[spoiler:Zal]] considers the possibility of loss inherent in allowing one's self to love to be too great, and so will not build a relationship with anyone but [[spoiler:Lila]], who is too underconfident to leave and too tough to be taken.

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* ''Literature/QuantumGravity'': [[spoiler:Zal]] considers the possibility of loss inherent in allowing one's self oneself to love to be too great, and so will not build a relationship with anyone but [[spoiler:Lila]], who is too underconfident not confident enough to leave and but too tough to be taken.



%%* Cersei Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' tells Sansa Stark
%%* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'': This is Torison's attitude towards love, largely do to his indoctrination at the hands of his insane father.

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%%* * Cersei Lannister from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' tells Sansa Stark
Stark to "love only your children," because a mother can't help doing that, but no one else because of this trope.
%%* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'': This is Torison's attitude towards love, largely do due to his indoctrination at the hands of his insane father.



** Played straight with the villains; in the second episode, Regina says this to Maleficient. "Love is weakness, Maleficent. I thought you knew that?",

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** Played straight with the villains; in the second episode, Regina says this to Maleficient. "Love is weakness, Maleficent. I thought you knew that?", that."



* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'',
** Morrigan grows intensely fearful of her strengthening feelings for the Warden, and repeatedly begs him to end their relationship to stop future suffering. At one point, Leliana expresses certainty that Morrigan must be happy to be in love: her response is the page quote. [[DefrostingIceQueen Only at the very end of the game will she relent and fully accept the Warden's feelings while admitting her own]].

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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'':
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In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'',
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''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Morrigan grows intensely fearful of her strengthening feelings for the Warden, and repeatedly begs him to end their relationship to stop future suffering. At one point, Leliana expresses certainty that Morrigan must be happy to be in love: her response is the page quote. [[DefrostingIceQueen Only at the very end of the game will she relent and fully accept the Warden's feelings while admitting her own]].



** Also, a romanced Zevran will eventually grow uncomfortable with how strongly he feels about the Warden, even refusing to sleep with him/her at one point because he realizes he is in love and everything he's ever been taught tells him this is wrong. In addition, Wynne will warn any warden in any relationship that Love Is A Weakness, asking them what they would do if it came to a choice between saving the world and saving their love. She does, however, eventually change her mind and apologize if the love interest's relationship reaches love, even one with ''[[LadyOfBlackMagic Morrigan]]'' of all people.
* ''Videogame/DragonAgeII'' has hedonistic pirate Isabela tell [[TheHero Hawke]] she's wary of relationships getting too serious. It just gets in the way of her need for self-preservation. You can agree, keeping the sex [[OneNightStand casual]], or set about changing her mind about this trope over the course of the story.
* In ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'', depending on your choices, Morrigan has seemingly changed her stance on this trope. She's happily married to the Warden and found their time raising their son together very fulfilling. She does say it's not ''quite'' the typical family life but admits she didn't expect to have ''anything'' approaching a normal relationship. Quite the turn around from ''Videogame/DragonAgeOrigins'', where she angrily compared love to a deadly disease.
--> '''Morrigan:''' "I never thought to find someone in this world I could trust as an equal. He has been a good partner and a good father."

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** *** Also, a romanced Zevran will eventually grow uncomfortable with how strongly he feels about the Warden, even refusing to sleep with him/her at one point because he realizes he is in love and everything he's ever been taught tells him this is wrong. In addition, wrong.
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Wynne will warn any warden Warden in any relationship that Love Is A Weakness, asking them what they would do if it came to a choice between saving the world and saving their love. She does, however, eventually change her mind and apologize if the love interest's relationship reaches love, love - even one if it's with ''[[LadyOfBlackMagic Morrigan]]'' Morrigan]],'' of all people.
* ''Videogame/DragonAgeII'' ** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has hedonistic pirate Isabela tell [[TheHero Hawke]] she's wary of relationships getting too serious. It just gets in the way of her need for self-preservation. You can agree, keeping the sex [[OneNightStand casual]], or set about changing her mind about this trope over the course of the story.
* ** In ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'', depending on your choices, Morrigan has seemingly changed her stance on this trope. She's happily married to If she was romanced by the Warden male Warden, they are essentially {{happily married}} and she found their time raising their son together to be very fulfilling. She does say it's not ''quite'' the typical family life life, but admits she didn't expect to have ''anything'' approaching a normal relationship. Quite the turn around from ''Videogame/DragonAgeOrigins'', ''Origins'', where she angrily compared love to a deadly disease.
--> '''Morrigan:''' "I I never thought to find someone in this world I could trust as an equal. He has been a good partner and a good father."
7th Feb '17 12:21:35 PM ChaoticNovelist
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*''Film/AssassinsCreed2016'': Maria says the sultan's love for his son makes him weak and easy to manipulate and repeatedly stresses [[spoiler: to Aguilar that he should put the mission before her and not grieve should she die]]. Likewise, [[spoiler: Joseph's love for his son made him unable to kill said son which means the Templars eventually got their hands on him and plugged him into the Animus so they could find the Apple of Eden]].
15th Jan '17 11:01:44 PM Nuxx
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* In ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'', depending on your choices, Morrigan has seemingly changed her stance on this trope. She's happily married to the Warden and found their time raising their son together very fulfilling. She does say it's not ''quite'' the typical family life but admits she didn't expect to have ''anything'' approaching a normal relationship. Quite the turn around from ''Videogame/DragonAgeOrigins'', where she openly declared love akin to a deadly disease that will only get you killed.

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* ''Videogame/DragonAgeII'' has hedonistic pirate Isabela tell [[TheHero Hawke]] she's wary of relationships getting too serious. It just gets in the way of her need for self-preservation. You can agree, keeping the sex [[OneNightStand casual]], or set about changing her mind about this trope over the course of the story.
* In ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'', depending on your choices, Morrigan has seemingly changed her stance on this trope. She's happily married to the Warden and found their time raising their son together very fulfilling. She does say it's not ''quite'' the typical family life but admits she didn't expect to have ''anything'' approaching a normal relationship. Quite the turn around from ''Videogame/DragonAgeOrigins'', where she openly declared angrily compared love akin to a deadly disease that will only get you killed.disease.
15th Jan '17 10:22:56 PM Nuxx
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* ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Knights of The Old Republic 2]]'':

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* ''[[VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic Knights of ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': The Old Republic 2]]'': Jedi teach that love is a dangerous attachment that can ultimately lead to the Darkside.
** Jolee Bindo disagrees strongly with the Jedi Order's stance on love. He believes the Jedi should teach how to handle and safeguard against the negative elements of relationships rather than avoid them altogether. Ultimately he believe love will not condemn you, it will save you.
** Whilst being courted, Bastila Shan reiterates the Jedi stance that love is a vice she must rise above but it becomes very clear she is falling for the PlayerCharacter. However it's up to your own choices if you prove her warnings about love right or wrong. A Darkside romance plays it very straight as she becomes your DarkMistress whilst you conquer the galaxy, whereas a Lightside romance does in fact redeem her.
* ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII'':



** Inverted in ''Witch Hunt'', where the Warden has traveled across Ferelden in their attempts to find her again, leading Morrigan to note the ironic role-reversal between them.

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** *** Inverted in ''Witch Hunt'', where the Warden has traveled across Ferelden in their attempts to find her again, leading Morrigan to note the ironic role-reversal between them.


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* In ''Videogame/DragonAgeInquisition'', depending on your choices, Morrigan has seemingly changed her stance on this trope. She's happily married to the Warden and found their time raising their son together very fulfilling. She does say it's not ''quite'' the typical family life but admits she didn't expect to have ''anything'' approaching a normal relationship. Quite the turn around from ''Videogame/DragonAgeOrigins'', where she openly declared love akin to a deadly disease that will only get you killed.
--> '''Morrigan:''' "I never thought to find someone in this world I could trust as an equal. He has been a good partner and a good father."
5th Jan '17 4:56:39 PM Prometheus117
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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'': During the Buu Saga, Vegeta allowed [[EvilSorcerer Babidi]] to turn him into a Majin in part because of this trope; he believed his love for Bulma and Trunks to be a hindrance to his goal of surpassing Goku.

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* ''Manga/DragonBallZ'': During the Buu Saga, Vegeta allowed [[EvilSorcerer Babidi]] to turn him into a Majin in part because of this trope; he believed his love for Bulma and Trunks to be a hindrance to his goal of surpassing Goku. He eventually realizes that he got it wrong; [[RussianReversal it's his goal of surpassing Goku that hinders his love for Bulma and Trunks]], to the point he gladly does a HeroicSacrifice with them being his primary reason.
27th Nov '16 3:25:46 PM Vox
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* In ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed 2'', Darth Vader is absolutely disgusted that his apprentice, Starkiller, is in love with Juno Eclipse. [[spoiler: The Dark Side Ending reveals that Vader made a "perfect" clone of Starkiller, one that doesn't care about Juno at all.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/TheForceUnleashed 2'', Darth Vader is absolutely disgusted that his apprentice, Starkiller, is in love with Juno Eclipse. Which is pretty hypocritical of Vader, given [[LoveMakesYouCrazy his history.]] [[spoiler: The Dark Side Ending reveals that Vader made a "perfect" clone of Starkiller, one that doesn't care about Juno at all.]]
13th Nov '16 2:59:25 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''ComicBook/BatmanBeyond'' comic book the hero, Terry [=McGinnis=], has to fight the whole JusticeLeagueUnlimited of his era, one by one (short story: he needs to handle an hostage situation alone, and the League wouldn't simply leave Gotham). While he manages to subdue most of the heavy hitters, he's left to face... Marina, the then current Aquagirl-- the cute, meek, adorable GirlNextDoor who everyone likes and always eschews unnecessary fighting. Bruce Wayne, on radio contact with Terry, has only a suggestion for him: "Fear the one you love most", suggesting he consider Aquagirl with extreme prejudice because of the crush every male hero, including Terry, usually has on her.

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* In the ''ComicBook/BatmanBeyond'' comic book the hero, Terry [=McGinnis=], has to fight the whole JusticeLeagueUnlimited WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited of his era, one by one (short story: he needs to handle an hostage situation alone, and the League wouldn't simply leave Gotham). While he manages to subdue most of the heavy hitters, he's left to face... Marina, the then current Aquagirl-- the cute, meek, adorable GirlNextDoor who everyone likes and always eschews unnecessary fighting. Bruce Wayne, on radio contact with Terry, has only a suggestion for him: "Fear the one you love most", suggesting he consider Aquagirl with extreme prejudice because of the crush every male hero, including Terry, usually has on her.
13th Oct '16 12:09:59 PM Nerrin
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* This can be the case in ''[[TabletopGame/ProseDescriptiveQualities Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies]]'' as "True Love" is recommended as a good Foible for a PlayerCharacter to take. Your choice of Foible is a huge waving flag to the GameMaster as to what kinds of things you want to trip you up in play. The player who takes this is literally demanding love be their weakness, effectively affirming this trope even if the character doesn't believe it.
12th Aug '16 11:35:48 AM TommyTree
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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'' Crookedstar is afraid that having a loved one will make him soft. This is further pushed by his spirit mentor Mapleshade, who tries to convince him that his relationship will turn him weak, and push him away from his great destiny, and so this trope becomes one of the central conflicts for Crookedstar.
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