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10th Jul '17 12:19:18 AM Nyame
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Barry Allen and Iris West are, without a doubt, each other's OneTrueLove. Married on alternate earths, falling in love immediately when meeting for the first time in an alternate timeline -- it will always be the two of them, in the end.
-->'''Iris''': In my mind, wherever you go, you'll always be Barry, and I'll always be Iris. And we always find each other.
19th Jun '17 9:15:10 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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* The various [[TheFlash Flashes]] use their loved ones as an emotional tether to avoid bouncing uncontrollably through time or being absorbed by the Speed Force their powers draw upon.

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* The various [[TheFlash Flashes]] use their loved ones as an emotional tether to avoid bouncing uncontrollably through time or being absorbed by the Speed Force their powers draw upon. Specifically, the couple whose love is demonstrably the strongest is Wally West (the third Flash) and Linda Park. When Abra Kadabra retcons Linda from existence, Wally has nothing to ground him and falls into the Speed Force after running too fast. He ''still'' ends up being pulled out of it by Linda.
1st Jun '17 7:26:13 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'', Rand is the reincarnation of Lews Therin Telamon. One of his love interests, Elayne, is heavily implied to be the reincarnation of Illena, Lews Therin's wife. Birgitte and Gaidal Cain also meet and fall in love every time they are reincarnated.

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* In the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'', ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', Rand is the reincarnation of Lews Therin Telamon. One of his love interests, Elayne, is heavily implied to be the reincarnation of Illena, Lews Therin's wife. Birgitte and Gaidal Cain also meet and fall in love every time they are reincarnated.
1st Apr '17 8:58:26 AM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''Anime/VoicesOfADistantStar'', junior-high sweethearts Mikako and Noboru are separated when Mikako is selected as a HumongousMecha pilot and sent with the fleet into space. As the fleet does not have FTL communications technology, the only means of contact the two have is email, with increasingly long delays in transmission - first six months, then a year, until finally Mikako ends up eight and a half lightyears from Earth. The anime does some deconstructing as both Mikako and Noboru struggle to cope with the separation - Noboru at one point even making up his mind to give up on Mikako, saying that "a distance that takes eight years at the speed of light is no different than saying 'forever'," - but ultimately plays the trope straight in its final scenes.

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* In ''Anime/VoicesOfADistantStar'', junior-high sweethearts Mikako and Noboru are separated when Mikako is selected as a HumongousMecha pilot and sent with the fleet into space. As the fleet does not have FTL communications technology, the only means of contact the two have is email, with increasingly long delays in transmission - first six months, then a year, until finally Mikako ends up eight and a half lightyears from Earth. The anime does some deconstructing as both Mikako and Noboru struggle to cope with the separation - Noboru at one point even making makes up his mind to give up on Mikako, saying that "a distance that takes eight years at the speed of light is no different than saying 'forever'," - but ultimately plays the trope straight in its final scenes.
26th Mar '17 1:22:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove''. A flashback reveals that 500 years ago, a previous incarnation of the main character Shinjirou battled the Demon Lord OdaNobunaga along with several comrades, including one mysterious foreign nun. They fall in love, [[StarCrossedLovers but]] she has to perform a HeroicSacrifice in order to [[SealedEvilInACan seal the Demon Lord]]. Before she dies, she assures him that their souls will find their way together again someday. [[SchrodingersGun Whichever of the main girls you choose at the end of the game turns out to be a reincarnation of said nun]].

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* ''VideoGame/SakuraWarsSoLongMyLove''. A flashback reveals that 500 years ago, a previous incarnation of the main character Shinjirou battled the Demon Lord OdaNobunaga UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga along with several comrades, including one mysterious foreign nun. They fall in love, [[StarCrossedLovers but]] she has to perform a HeroicSacrifice in order to [[SealedEvilInACan seal the Demon Lord]]. Before she dies, she assures him that their souls will find their way together again someday. [[SchrodingersGun Whichever of the main girls you choose at the end of the game turns out to be a reincarnation of said nun]].
15th Mar '17 9:20:35 AM FurryKef
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* In ''Videogame/{{Toukiden}}, Oni are monstrous creatures that devour human souls. They are able to travel through time by harnessing these souls' desire to be reunited with loved ones.

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* In ''Videogame/{{Toukiden}}, ''Videogame/{{Toukiden}}'', Oni are monstrous creatures that devour human souls. They are able to travel through time by harnessing these souls' desire to be reunited with loved ones.
13th Mar '17 11:22:20 AM AthenaBlue
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* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Desmond has a history of mental time-travel in which his girlfriend Penny serves as his [[TheConstant Constant]] (also TropeNamer): his first time-traveling experience is at least partially triggered by him proclaiming his life to her, his second one is stopped when he makes contact with her in both time periods.
** And then later the FlashSideways allows all principal characters to reunite with their love interest regardless of the mistakes they made in the original timeline.
* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' Series 5, Amy's love brings back, first Rory, then her Parents, and finally the Doctor himself from nonexistence.
** Between Rory's death and his revival, there was also the fact that Amy's love helped her remember Rory on some subconscious level, even though he'd been completely erased from existence and thus have nothing left ''to be'' remembered.
** Furthermore, this is the nature of the love between the Doctor and River Song, which is perhaps the most ''convoluted'' romance in existence. How convoluted? [[spoiler: He was present at her birth; he was almost romantically engaged with her mum, Amy; she was raised to kill him; their time lines are roughly back-to-front so his first meeting was her last, etc...]] It worked out pretty well, all things considered: [[spoiler: The ''second''-to-last meeting she has with him, a night he puts off for a long time due to his foreknowledge but ultimately cannot avoid, turns out to be on a planet where a single night lasts '''''twenty-four years''''']].
** The love that exists between the Doctor and Clara Oswald reaches its climax in Series 9 when [[spoiler: after her death, the Doctor spends 4.5 billion years on a universe-risking gambit to get his people, the Time Lords, to save her and change history. Later, when she is extracted from her timeline, the Doctor races literally to the end moments of the universe in the hopes of keeping her alive]]. The ending is extremely bittersweet, but it's an uber-example of the trope nonetheless!
* ''Series/LoisAndClark'' had an episode where it was revealed they were lovers in past lives and that Tempus's lives in those times hated Clark as much as the mainstream Tempus hates Clark/Superman.
** [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]], ComicBook/LexLuthor would be that episode's villain, but the actor who portrayed him in that series wasn't available when they filmed the episode.



* ''{{Series/Fringe}}'' has Peter and Olivia. They cross universes, rewrite time lines and change the future.
** And now as of episode 4x20, we have [[spoiler: Lincoln Lee crossing universes ''permanently'' to be with [[DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest Fauxlivia]].]] Fringe runs on this trope.
* ''Series/{{Dark Shadows}}'': In a storyline spanning April to December 1968, Peter Bradford follows time-traveling governess Victoria Winters from 1795 back to the present day. Returning to 1968, Vicki is heartbroken to leave her 18th-century lover behind. A couple weeks later, she meets "Jeff Clark", a mysterious amnesiac who looks just like Peter. After months of speculation, it's finally revealed that Peter loved Vicki so much that he was able to transcend death and time to see her again. Immediately following their wedding, Peter and Vicki both disappeared, returning to the 1790s for an off-screen life together.


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* ''Series/{{Dark Shadows}}'': In a storyline spanning April to December 1968, Peter Bradford follows time-traveling governess Victoria Winters from 1795 back to the present day. Returning to 1968, Vicki is heartbroken to leave her 18th-century lover behind. A couple weeks later, she meets "Jeff Clark", a mysterious amnesiac who looks just like Peter. After months of speculation, it's finally revealed that Peter loved Vicki so much that he was able to transcend death and time to see her again. Immediately following their wedding, Peter and Vicki both disappeared, returning to the 1790s for an off-screen life together.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Between Rory's [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E9ColdBlood death]] and his [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E12ThePandoricaOpens revival]], Amy's love helped her remember Rory on some subconscious level, even though he'd been completely erased from existence and thus have nothing left ''to be'' remembered.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E13TheBigBang "The Big Bang"]]: Amy's love brings back, first Rory, then her Parents, and finally the Doctor himself from nonexistence.
** Furthermore, this is the nature of the love between the Doctor and River Song, which is perhaps the most ''convoluted'' romance in existence. How convoluted? [[spoiler: He [[Recap/DoctorWhoS32E7AGoodManGoesToWar met her when she was a month-old baby]]; he was almost romantically engaged with her mum, Amy; she was raised to kill him; their time lines are roughly back-to-front so his first meeting was her last, etc . . .]] It worked out pretty well, all things considered: [[spoiler: The ''second''-to-last [[Recap/DoctorWho2015CSTheHusbandsOfRiverSong meeting]] she has with him, a night he puts off for a long time due to his foreknowledge but ultimately cannot avoid, turns out to be on a planet where a single night lasts '''''twenty-four years''''']].
** The love that exists between the Doctor and Clara Oswald reaches its climax in Series 9 when [[spoiler: after her death, the Doctor [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E11HeavenSent spends 4.5 billion years on a universe-risking gambit]] to get his people, the Time Lords, to save her and change history. Later, when she is [[Recap/DoctorWhoS35E12HellBent extracted from her timeline]], the Doctor races literally to the end moments of the universe in the hopes of keeping her alive]]. The ending is extremely bittersweet, but it's an uber-example of the trope nonetheless!
* ''{{Series/Fringe}}'' has Peter and Olivia. They cross universes, rewrite time lines and change the future.
** And now as of episode 4x20, we have [[spoiler: Lincoln Lee crossing universes ''permanently'' to be with [[DoppelgangerReplacementLoveInterest Fauxlivia]].]] Fringe runs on this trope.
* ''Series/LoisAndClark'' had an episode where it was revealed they were lovers in past lives and that Tempus's lives in those times hated Clark as much as the mainstream Tempus hates Clark/Superman.
** [[WhatCouldHaveBeen Originally]], ComicBook/LexLuthor would be that episode's villain, but the actor who portrayed him in that series wasn't available when they filmed the episode.
* ''Series/{{Lost}}'': Desmond has a history of mental time-travel in which his girlfriend Penny serves as his [[TheConstant Constant]] (also TropeNamer): his first time-traveling experience is at least partially triggered by him proclaiming his life to her, his second one is stopped when he makes contact with her in both time periods.
** And then later the FlashSideways allows all principal characters to reunite with their love interest regardless of the mistakes they made in the original timeline.
21st Jan '17 6:09:54 AM GentlemensDame883
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* In ''Anime/YourName'' (which shares Creator/MakotoShinkai as director with ''Anime/VoicesOfADistantStar'') Mitsuha and Taki connect even though [[spoiler:Taki is from a timeline three years ahead of Mitsuha's, and one in which she is already dead at that.]]
11th Dec '16 5:53:51 PM Eievie
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In some stories, a FlashSideways - or even outright TimeTravel - can be caused by ThePowerOfLove. Not just motivated by it. CAUSED by it.

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In some stories, a FlashSideways - or FlashSideways--or even outright TimeTravel - can TimeTravel--can be caused by ThePowerOfLove. Not just motivated by it. CAUSED it: ''Caused'' by it.
8th Dec '16 11:52:37 AM Slothgirl
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* The ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[Fanfic/WrittenInTheStars]]'' takes this trope and runs away with it. Spock and Fem!Kirk end up together in ''four different realities'', '''no matter what happens'''.

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* The ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[Fanfic/WrittenInTheStars]]'' ''Fanfic/WrittenInTheStars'' takes this trope and runs away with it. Spock and Fem!Kirk end up together in ''four different realities'', '''no matter what happens'''.
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