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19th Aug '16 8:30:45 PM 0nyx
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has the ([[FoeYay presumably]]) platonic version: Lars considers Steven annoying and constantly acts rude and mocking toward him. When Steven becomes a masked wrestler, Lars is his biggest fan. Some excessive {{Heel}} behavior has that [[BrokenPedestal pedestal broken]] and [[RebuiltPedestal rebuilt]] by the end of the episode.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' has the ([[FoeYay presumably]]) platonic version: Lars considers Steven annoying and constantly acts rude and mocking toward him. When Steven becomes a masked wrestler, Lars is his biggest fan. Some excessive {{Heel}} behavior has that [[BrokenPedestal pedestal broken]] and [[RebuiltPedestal rebuilt]] by the end of the episode.
12th Aug '16 12:54:27 AM PaulA
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* Even though she knows who he really is, ActionGirl/[[TheLancer Lancer]] Elli Quinn from LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' is deeply in love with her commander, Admiral Miles Naismith--but not so enamored of his real identity Lt. Miles Vorkosigan. ("I've heard you do his accent" is as close as she can come to acknowledging it.) Her refusal to come to terms with this exasperates Miles ("I don't do his accent; he does mine") and eventually scuttles the relationship.

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* Even though she knows who he really is, ActionGirl/[[TheLancer Lancer]] Elli Quinn from LoisMcMasterBujold's Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' is deeply in love with her commander, Admiral Miles Naismith--but not so enamored of his real identity Lt. Miles Vorkosigan. ("I've heard you do his accent" is as close as she can come to acknowledging it.) Her refusal to come to terms with this exasperates Miles ("I don't do his accent; he does mine") and eventually scuttles the relationship.
7th Aug '16 12:32:28 PM nombretomado
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* Vicki Vale was Franchise/{{Batman}}'s Lois Lane (in fact she was a pretty blatant ripoff, being a nosy reporter with an alliterative name and all) throughout the '40s and '50s, but eventually the writers got tired of her and she quietly slipped away into comic-book limbo. She still turns up in TheDCU from time to time as a TV reporter, but after [[Film/{{Batman}} the Tim Burton film]], she didn't properly turn up again until ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman versus {{Dracula}}'' (See RuleOfCool).

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* Vicki Vale was Franchise/{{Batman}}'s Lois Lane (in fact she was a pretty blatant ripoff, being a nosy reporter with an alliterative name and all) throughout the '40s and '50s, but eventually the writers got tired of her and she quietly slipped away into comic-book limbo. She still turns up in TheDCU Franchise/TheDCU from time to time as a TV reporter, but after [[Film/{{Batman}} the Tim Burton film]], she didn't properly turn up again until ''WesternAnimation/TheBatman versus {{Dracula}}'' (See RuleOfCool).
27th Jul '16 6:06:14 PM nombretomado
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* OlderThanTelevision: in the play ''CyranoDeBergerac'', both WarriorPoet Cyrano and BookDumb but so very handsome Christian are in love with Roxanne. Since Cyrano thinks he doesn't stand a chance with her anyway because of that big nose issue, he uses his gift for poetry to [[PlayingCyrano help Christian woo her]] so at least he can know [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy they'll both be happy together]], which backfires because it tears them both up for years to know Roxanne's really in love with Cyrano but thinks she's in love with Christian. [[spoiler: There's also the fact that Christian is ''killed'' later and Cyrano ''still'' CannotSpitItOut to not break Roxanne's heart... and keeps denying that the letters are his until his death.]]

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* OlderThanTelevision: in the play ''CyranoDeBergerac'', ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'', both WarriorPoet Cyrano and BookDumb but so very handsome Christian are in love with Roxanne. Since Cyrano thinks he doesn't stand a chance with her anyway because of that big nose issue, he uses his gift for poetry to [[PlayingCyrano help Christian woo her]] so at least he can know [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy they'll both be happy together]], which backfires because it tears them both up for years to know Roxanne's really in love with Cyrano but thinks she's in love with Christian. [[spoiler: There's also the fact that Christian is ''killed'' later and Cyrano ''still'' CannotSpitItOut to not break Roxanne's heart... and keeps denying that the letters are his until his death.]]



* Oscar Wilde's ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' has its own version of this, with Jack's ward Cecily falling in love with his alter ego and "Bunbury", Ernest. Not having met him, though, she doesn't know the first thing about him, making it possible for Jack's friend Algernon to pose as Ernest to woo her. Of course, the traditional Loves My Alter Ego is not quite there, but that is somewhat thanks to Algernon who takes on the role of Ernest. Meanwhile, Jack's -- who goes by the name Ernest in the city -- LoveInterest Gwendolyn is convinced that Jack is Ernest, eventually leading Cecily and Gwendolyn to briefly think they're in love with the same man, until it turns out that ''no one'' is Ernest.
* Polly falls in love with Bobby's "alter ego" in the play "Crazy For You".

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* Oscar Wilde's ''TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' ''Theatre/TheImportanceOfBeingEarnest'' has its own version of this, with Jack's ward Cecily falling in love with his alter ego and "Bunbury", Ernest. Not having met him, though, she doesn't know the first thing about him, making it possible for Jack's friend Algernon to pose as Ernest to woo her. Of course, the traditional Loves My Alter Ego is not quite there, but that is somewhat thanks to Algernon who takes on the role of Ernest. Meanwhile, Jack's -- who goes by the name Ernest in the city -- LoveInterest Gwendolyn is convinced that Jack is Ernest, eventually leading Cecily and Gwendolyn to briefly think they're in love with the same man, until it turns out that ''no one'' is Ernest.
* Polly falls in love with Bobby's "alter ego" in the play "Crazy For You".''Theatre/CrazyForYou''.
20th Jul '16 7:34:00 AM ClatoLawa
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* Inverted ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5362856/chapters/12384923 Obsession]]'' Adrien/Chat Noir falls in love with Marinette and starts to believe that Ladybug to be a bit too aloof, not knowing that they're the same girl.

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* Inverted Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' fic ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/5362856/chapters/12384923 Obsession]]'' Adrien/Chat Obsession]]''. While it starts with the set-up from the show (see under Western Animation below), the story has Chat Noir falls in love falling into a relationship of sorts with Marinette after he develops [[MyInstinctsAreShowing a cat-like addiction to petting]], and starts doesn't want to believe go to Ladybug, as he gets the sense that Ladybug she'd do it out of duty without the affection he craves from her. "My lady couldn't feed me macarons and chocolate milk. My lady wouldn't wait up in the rain to be make sure I'm okay. My lady's smile doesn't light up her face when she sees me. Yours does. She can't give me what I need, Marinette. What I need, my Princess is you. And a bit too aloof, not knowing princess is far brighter than a lady." He only finds out that they're the same girl.girl later in the story, after she's found out his identity.



* In ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' this works both ways: in their civilian forms, Marinette has a huge crush on Adrien, but becomes a flustered wreck whenever she tries to talk to him. However, when they meet in their superhero personae of Ladybug and Chat Noir, Adrien is the one flirting while Marinette is indifferent.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' this works both ways: in their civilian forms, Marinette has a huge crush on Adrien, but becomes a flustered wreck whenever she tries to talk to him. him, leaving Adrien ObliviousToLove, though still friendly with her. However, when they meet in their superhero personae of Ladybug and Chat Noir, Adrien is the one flirting while Marinette is indifferent. indifferent and underestimating ''his'' interest in her.
6th Jul '16 8:06:29 PM SirSapphire
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** Furthermore throughout the first season and first half of the second (that is: before Lois and Clark start actually dating) Lois is depicted as being ''very'' attracted to Clark, [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend but very deeply in denial.]]
5th Jul '16 3:40:35 AM SteveMB
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Compate HatesMySecretIdentity, for non-romantic cases of people reacting differently to the two identities.
28th Jun '16 1:14:53 AM katrynn
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** The ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot gives Lois a new boyfriend, so it seems possible that she doesn't love Clark ''or'' Superman anymore.
*** Not exactly: DependingOnTheWriter, in some New 52 books, it's stated she feels attracted to Superman nonetheless. And once again, Lois is unaware of his secret identity... until she (and the rest of the world) finds out in ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth''.

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** The ComicBook/{{New 52}} reboot gives gave Lois a new boyfriend, so it seems possible that she doesn't love Clark ''or'' Superman anymore.
*** Not exactly: DependingOnTheWriter, in some New 52 books, it's stated she feels attracted to Superman nonetheless. And once again, Lois is unaware of his secret identity...
boyfriend for a while, until she (and the rest of the world) finds out Superman's secret in ''ComicBook/SupermanTruth''.''ComicBook/SupermanTruth''. Since then, the situation came back to post crisis state, bringing back the married Lois and Clark in "Rebirth".
1st Jun '16 9:40:03 AM Willbyr
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*** Before finding out she's a PrettyCure, he's a male {{Tsundere}} to Love, but he's very polite and respectful to Cure Peach and he thinks Love [[{{Irony}} should be more like her]].

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*** Before finding out she's a PrettyCure, Pretty Cure, he's a male {{Tsundere}} to Love, but he's very polite and respectful to Cure Peach and he thinks Love [[{{Irony}} should be more like her]].
15th Apr '16 7:56:27 AM ArcaneAzmadi
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** ActionGirl Kallen has a BodyguardCrush on Lelouch's masked identity, [[DarkMessiah Zero]], but has a very low opinion of Lelouch, mostly because he cultivates a reputation for being an [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob apathetic]] [[JerkassFacade jerk]]. When Kallen dramatically learns Zero's true identity, she gets a HeroicBSOD because taking orders from a classmate is the worst humiliation she could suffer. In season 2, after still going through a "you're Lelouch when I hate you and Zero when I love you." kind of relationship for some time, she comes to love both of them.

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** ActionGirl Kallen has a BodyguardCrush on Lelouch's masked identity, [[DarkMessiah Zero]], but has a very low opinion of Lelouch, mostly because he cultivates a reputation for being an [[RichIdiotWithNoDayJob apathetic]] [[JerkassFacade jerk]]. When Kallen dramatically learns Zero's true identity, she gets a HeroicBSOD because taking orders from a classmate is she wonders [[WasItAllALie if the worst humiliation she could suffer.whole Black Knight rebellion was a big farce]]. In season 2, after still going through a "you're Lelouch when I hate you and Zero when I love you." kind of relationship for some time, she comes to love both of them.



** C.C. loves Lelouch vi Britannia but sees Zero for the fraud he is.

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** C.C. loves Lelouch vi Britannia but sees Zero for the fraud he is. The difference is that C.C knew about them from the very start.
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