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12th Apr '18 3:57:18 PM talltalltree
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*** In the same show, Jun Kazu idolizes Saeko and imagines that when he creates "Utopia" she will rule over it with him. He learns that she's not who he thought he was when [[spoiler:she defies him in order to save Wakana.]]

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*** In the same show, Jun Kazu idolizes Saeko and imagines that when he creates "Utopia" she will rule over it with him. He learns that she's not who he thought he she was when [[spoiler:she defies him in order to save Wakana.]]
12th Apr '18 3:55:48 PM talltalltree
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* The plot of ''Almost Love'' by Louise O'Neill focuses on this; alternating between Sarah's obsession with Matthew (whom she barely knew as a person) in the past, and her present-day relationship with a man she neglects while still hung up on her illusion of Matthew.
2nd Apr '18 3:23:24 AM jormis29
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** In ''The Illustrated Mum'', Marigold has spent the last fourteen years idolising Micky, the father of her daughter Star, as the love of her life. When she meets Micky again at a concert, she clings onto her memories of him and believes that he loves her; unwilling to accept he doesn't want anything to do with her and only wants to be involved in Star's life. Her younger daughter, Dolphin, tracks down her own father: whom Marigold pursued because he was ''also'' named Micky and looked a little like the first Micky.

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** In ''The Illustrated Mum'', ''Literature/TheIllustratedMum'', Marigold has spent the last fourteen years idolising Micky, the father of her daughter Star, as the love of her life. When she meets Micky again at a concert, she clings onto her memories of him and believes that he loves her; unwilling to accept he doesn't want anything to do with her and only wants to be involved in Star's life. Her younger daughter, Dolphin, tracks down her own father: whom Marigold pursued because he was ''also'' named Micky and looked a little like the first Micky.
23rd Mar '18 9:43:23 PM Pichu-kun
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The trope name refers to Éowyn's unrequited love for Aragorn from the ''LordOfTheRings'' trilogy, from the line ''"It is but a shadow and a thought that you love."''

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The trope name refers to Éowyn's unrequited love for Aragorn from the ''LordOfTheRings'' ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'' trilogy, from the line ''"It is but a shadow and a thought that you love."''



* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': [[HotTeacher Kobayashi-sensei]] at first thought [[NonIdleRich Inspector Shiratori's]] love for her was due to the ''extreme'' similarity between her and [[ActionGirl Inspector Satou]], who [[RomanticRunnerUp Shiratori unsuccessfully courted for]]. It was subverted that it was ''Satou'' who was the shadow--Shiratori's childhood friend [[FirstGirlAfterAll that he's been in love for more than half his life]] was ''indeed'' Kobayashi, but he didn't know her name and mistook that to be [[IdenticalStranger Satou]] when he grew up. When this is cleared up and Kobayashi [[ForgottenFirstMeeting remembered Shiratori]] as clearly as he recalled her, they properly got together.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': ''Manga/DetectiveConan'':
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[[HotTeacher Kobayashi-sensei]] at first thought [[NonIdleRich Inspector Shiratori's]] love for her was due to the ''extreme'' similarity between her and [[ActionGirl Inspector Satou]], who [[RomanticRunnerUp Shiratori unsuccessfully courted for]]. It was subverted that it was ''Satou'' who was the shadow--Shiratori's childhood friend [[FirstGirlAfterAll that he's been in love for more than half his life]] was ''indeed'' Kobayashi, but he didn't know her name and mistook that to be [[IdenticalStranger Satou]] when he grew up. When this is cleared up and Kobayashi [[ForgottenFirstMeeting remembered Shiratori]] as clearly as he recalled her, they properly got together.



** ComicBook/{{Raven}} feels this way for Nightwing for an arc in ComicBook/TeenTitans when she's permitted to feel emotions for the first time. Starfire has to pull her aside and explain that there are different kinds of love. At first it looks like they're headed to a [[OT3 different solution]], but they end up working things out in a mundane way.

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** ComicBook/{{Raven}} feels this way for Nightwing for an arc in ComicBook/TeenTitans when she's permitted to feel emotions for the first time. Starfire has to pull her aside and explain that there are different kinds of love. At first it looks like they're headed to a [[OT3 [[OneTrueThreesome different solution]], but they end up working things out in a mundane way.



* The belief that Ginny Weasley is in love with The-Boy-Who-Lived rather than HarryPotter is ''extremely'' common in fanfiction--especially among writers who prefer some other pairing. In canon, it did start that way for her (she was ''ten'' when they first met, after all), but by the time they finally hooked up she had known and even been genuine friends with the ''real'' Harry for years.

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* The belief that Ginny Weasley is in love with The-Boy-Who-Lived rather than HarryPotter Literature/HarryPotter is ''extremely'' common in fanfiction--especially among writers who prefer some other pairing. In canon, it did start that way for her (she was ''ten'' when they first met, after all), but by the time they finally hooked up she had known and even been genuine friends with the ''real'' Harry for years.


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* In the ''My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic'' comic ''[[Blog/TheRoyalSketchbook Ascension]]'', Celestia starts flirting with Golden Vellum right away. However, it's more due to him being a stallion from outside of town than because she actually likes him. Celestia doesn't get to interact with many from outside her village.
23rd Mar '18 11:15:15 AM Gosicrystal
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* ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'': Late in Haruka's route, [[spoiler:she becomes very worried that she doesn't love Riki, she just thinks she does because she's so broken and insecure that she'd be reacting this way to anyone who showed genuine affection towards her. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Riki says that he doesn't care and loves her anyway.]]]]
** Also, in Mio's route, she rejects Riki's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove because she believes he only feels pity for her and is mistaking that for love. [[ForegoneConclusion She's wrong, obviously.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'': ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'':
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Late in Haruka's route, [[spoiler:she becomes very worried that she doesn't love Riki, she just thinks she does because she's so broken and insecure that she'd be reacting this way to anyone who showed genuine affection towards her. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Riki says that he doesn't care and loves her anyway.]]]]
** Also, in In Mio's route, she rejects Riki's AnguishedDeclarationOfLove because she believes he only feels pity for her and is mistaking that for love. [[ForegoneConclusion She's wrong, obviously.]]
15th Feb '18 12:25:22 PM DaibhidC
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* Another ''Comicbook/{{Batman}}'' villain: Jervis Tetch, the Mad Hatter, is [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] portrayed as fixating on women (or, if the writer is prepared to go there, girls) who look like the title character of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' books, convincing himself they're "his" Alice, and then kidnapping and mind-controlling them. In his ''Joker's Asylum'' issue, he has a meltdown simply on noticing his current obsession has a name badge saying "Catheryn", because what kind of not-Alice name is ''that''?

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* Another ''Comicbook/{{Batman}}'' villain: Jervis Tetch, the Mad Hatter, is [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] portrayed as fixating on women (or, if the writer is prepared to go there, girls) who look like the title character of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' books, ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'', convincing himself they're "his" Alice, and then kidnapping and mind-controlling them. In his ''Joker's Asylum'' issue, he has a meltdown simply on noticing his current obsession has a name badge saying "Catheryn", because what kind of not-Alice name is ''that''?
15th Feb '18 12:25:15 PM DaibhidC
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* Another ''Comicbook/{{Batman}}''villain: Jervis Tetch, the Mad Hatter, is [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] portrayed as fixating on women (or, if the writer is prepared to go there, girls) who look like the title character of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' books, convincing himself they're "his" Alice, and then kidnapping and mind-controlling them. In his ''Joker's Asylum'' issue, he has a meltdown simply on noticing his current obsession has a name badge saying "Catheryn", because what kind of not-Alice name is ''that''?

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* Another ''Comicbook/{{Batman}}''villain: ''Comicbook/{{Batman}}'' villain: Jervis Tetch, the Mad Hatter, is [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] portrayed as fixating on women (or, if the writer is prepared to go there, girls) who look like the title character of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' books, convincing himself they're "his" Alice, and then kidnapping and mind-controlling them. In his ''Joker's Asylum'' issue, he has a meltdown simply on noticing his current obsession has a name badge saying "Catheryn", because what kind of not-Alice name is ''that''?
15th Feb '18 12:24:36 PM DaibhidC
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* Another ''Comicbook/{{Batman}}''villain: Jervis Tetch, the Mad Hatter, is [[DependingOnTheWriter sometimes]] portrayed as fixating on women (or, if the writer is prepared to go there, girls) who look like the title character of ''Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland'' books, convincing himself they're "his" Alice, and then kidnapping and mind-controlling them. In his ''Joker's Asylum'' issue, he has a meltdown simply on noticing his current obsession has a name badge saying "Catheryn", because what kind of not-Alice name is ''that''?
8th Jan '18 9:05:24 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''Fanfic/BeTheSeaDwellerLowblood'', Karkat's large number of hate-based flings are because [[spoiler:he hates himself so much that anyone who can tell him how he's a failure and a fake can turn him on]].

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* In ''Fanfic/BeTheSeaDwellerLowblood'', ''Webcomic/BeTheSeaDwellerLowblood'', Karkat's large number of hate-based flings are because [[spoiler:he hates himself so much that anyone who can tell him how he's a failure and a fake can turn him on]].
4th Jan '18 10:13:27 PM SantosLHalper
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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2454 applies this trope]] to [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]]'s infatuation with the Little Redheaded Girl. His [[HeroicBSOD reaction]] when she doesn't live up to his idealised fantasy provides the trope image above.

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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' [[http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=2454 applies this trope]] to [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]]'s infatuation with the Little Redheaded Girl. His [[HeroicBSOD reaction]] when she inevitably doesn't live up to his idealised idealized fantasy provides the trope image above.image.
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