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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'''.
8th Dec '16 11:50:53 AM Slothgirl
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* The ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'' 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 ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'' ''[[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'''.
7th Nov '16 3:41:35 PM nombretomado
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* Sadly subverted in JackieChan's ''Film/TheMyth''. Jack is not really Meng Yi, and the princess who had been waiting for Meng Yi, floats away from him to die in the tomb.

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* Sadly subverted in JackieChan's Creator/JackieChan's ''Film/TheMyth''. Jack is not really Meng Yi, and the princess who had been waiting for Meng Yi, floats away from him to die in the tomb.
19th Oct '16 11:09:33 PM Eagal
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* In ''ComicBook/AstroCity'' there was a story about a man who keeps having memories of a woman he never met but was madly in love with. After calling up everyone he knows to see if they remember her, the man is eventually visited by The Hanged Man, who explains that the woman he remembers being in love with was his wife, who was accidentally erased from existence in a CrisisCrossover event. The Hanged Man offers to erase the memories for him, but he refuses. Before leaving The Hanged Man reveals that he's offered this service to numerous people who suffered similar losses, and that so far no one has taken him up on his offer.
12th Sep '16 11:00:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheTimeTravelersWife''

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* ''TheTimeTravelersWife''%%* ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife''



* In the ''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 ''WheelOfTime'', ''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.



* MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar By the Sword]]'' plays with the trope a bit with Kerowyn and Eldan - the beginning of the last third of the book shows that Kero has had recurring dreams about Eldan over the ten years since they met, fell in love, and parted. Only when they are reunited some chapters later does Kero discover that the dreams were not ''just'' dreams: the two of them were [[TalkingInYourDreams communicating telepathically]] the whole time, from completely different countries, a fact that gives her a considerable shock when she realizes it. (Eldan, who'd already figured it out, is rather sheepish.)
* In ''Beastly'', [[spoiler:when Kyle looks in the magic mirror and sees Lindy being abducted, he can somehow hear her her screaming for him, even though the mirror doesn't provide sound for what it shows. It's chalked up to Lindy and Kyle sharing a connection like JaneEyre and Mr. Rochester, and it's revealed that Lindy had been trying to invoke that connection to find him as well.]]

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* MercedesLackey's Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar By the Sword]]'' plays with the trope a bit with Kerowyn and Eldan - the beginning of the last third of the book shows that Kero has had recurring dreams about Eldan over the ten years since they met, fell in love, and parted. Only when they are reunited some chapters later does Kero discover that the dreams were not ''just'' dreams: the two of them were [[TalkingInYourDreams communicating telepathically]] the whole time, from completely different countries, a fact that gives her a considerable shock when she realizes it. (Eldan, who'd already figured it out, is rather sheepish.)
* In ''Beastly'', ''Literature/{{Beastly}}'', [[spoiler:when Kyle looks in the magic mirror and sees Lindy being abducted, he can somehow hear her her screaming for him, even though the mirror doesn't provide sound for what it shows. It's chalked up to Lindy and Kyle sharing a connection like JaneEyre and Mr. Rochester, and it's revealed that Lindy had been trying to invoke that connection to find him as well.]]
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