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6th Feb '17 3:34:07 PM margdean56
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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': At Act I Scene VI, Roxane sends his Duenna to make a date with Cyrano. Both Cyrano and his best friend Le Bret think it is a romantic date. At Act II Scene X, Cyrano believes that Roxane is confessing his love for him, but [[GuileHero Roxane is]] [[strike: manipulating]] asking him to protect Christian.

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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': At In Act I Scene VI, Roxane sends his her Duenna to make a date with Cyrano. Both Cyrano and his best friend Le Bret think it is a romantic date. At In Act II Scene X, Cyrano believes that Roxane is confessing his her love for him, but [[GuileHero Roxane is]] [[strike: manipulating]] asking him to protect Christian.
6th Feb '17 3:30:41 PM margdean56
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Compare/Contrast {{Tsundere}}, whose "mixed messages" are on the far side of the emotional spectrum rather than hovering in the middle. May require Alice asking "DidYouThinkICantFeel" If Bob drags it out. Compare IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn. See also IgnoredEnamoredUnderling, whose boss may be doing this on purpose.

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Compare/Contrast {{Tsundere}}, whose "mixed messages" are on the far side of the emotional spectrum rather than hovering in the middle. May require Alice asking "DidYouThinkICantFeel" If if Bob drags it out. Compare IDidntMeanToTurnYouOn. See also IgnoredEnamoredUnderling, whose boss may be doing this on purpose.
3rd Feb '17 4:00:25 AM Immortalbear
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': [[HeelFaceTurn Switching sides]] has not done a favor to Peridot's sanity. Trying to get a consistent understanding of Peridot's mindset is a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality messy, confusing, affair]] as she expects everyone to know what she wants when even doesn't know that. She is a contrarian, lost on an alien world with a shattered mindset of right and wrong. She isn't even satisfied when others do ''exactly'' what she tells them to do.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': [[HeelFaceTurn Switching sides]] has not done a favor to Peridot's sanity. Trying to get a consistent understanding of Peridot's mindset is a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality messy, confusing, affair]] as she expects everyone to know what she wants when even she doesn't know that. She is a contrarian, lost on an alien world with a shattered mindset of right and wrong. She isn't even satisfied when others do ''exactly'' what she tells them to do.



-->'''Peridot''': Don't say that! Say 'We'll do this together and it's gonna be great!'

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-->'''Peridot''': Don't say that! Say 'We'll "We'll do this together and it's gonna be great!'great!"
17th Dec '16 10:09:52 PM thecarolinabull01
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* Helga of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. As an archetypical {{tsundere}}, she constantly bullied him for being the voice of reason, while secretly ''adoring'' him for being the NiceGuy. On several occassions she tried to get closer to him, only to back away if [[ObliviousToLove Arnold]] ever started to catch on. She confessed her feelings in TheMovie and the ([[DevelopmentHell never made]]) GrandFinale movie would have Arnold finally admit to her (and himself?) that he liked her all along.

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Helga of ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''. As is an archetypical {{tsundere}}, she constantly bullied him for being the voice of reason, while secretly ''adoring'' him for being the NiceGuy. On several occassions occasions she tried to get closer to him, only to back away if [[ObliviousToLove Arnold]] ever started to catch on. She confessed her feelings in TheMovie and the ([[DevelopmentHell never made]]) made]] until [[SavedFromDevelopmentHell 2017]]) GrandFinale movie would have Arnold finally admit to her (and himself?) that he liked her all along.along.
** Lila developed a crush on Arnold in season 3 after Helga wrote "Arnold Loves Lila" on a wall (it was originally her own name, but she panicked and changed it after she heard people coming) but Arnold had no interest in her until after he let her down, only [[UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo for Lila to decide that she no longer likes him]]. Arnold then spends the next two seasons trying to woo Lila, and she does seemingly lead him on at times, only for her to later remind him that she doesn't ''like him'' like him.
13th Nov '16 1:54:37 PM Xtifr
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* In Linnea Sinclair's ''Games of Command'', Kel-Paten is hopelessly in love with his subordinate officer Tasha Sebastian, who's ObliviousToLove. She jokingly tells him "I think I love you," when he completes a tricky bit of navigation. Later when she needs Kel-Paten distracted, Tasha leans in close to him and speaks softly, and agrees that walking through a fairground with him sounds like a ''wonderful'' idea. She's surprised how effective her very mild flirtation turns out to be.

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* In Linnea Sinclair's Creator/LinneaSinclair's ''Games of Command'', Kel-Paten is hopelessly in love with his subordinate officer Tasha Sebastian, who's ObliviousToLove. She jokingly tells him "I think I love you," when he completes a tricky bit of navigation. Later when she needs Kel-Paten distracted, Tasha leans in close to him and speaks softly, and agrees that walking through a fairground with him sounds like a ''wonderful'' idea. She's surprised how effective her very mild flirtation turns out to be.
14th Oct '16 4:41:24 AM nighttrainfm
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** Amy points out the Doctor's habit of doing this in a deleted scene from "Flesh and Stone".
--> '''Amy''': ''Oh come on!'' You turn up in the middle of the night, get me out of my bed in my nightie--which you then don't let me change out of for ''ages''--and take me for a spin in your time machine? No, no, you're right, ''no'' mixed signals there. ''That'' is just a ''signal''. Like a great big BatSignal in the sky--"Get your coat, love, the Doctor is in!"

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** Amy points out the Doctor's habit of doing this in a deleted DVD-only scene from set after "Flesh and Stone".
--> '''Amy''': ''Oh ''Oh, come on!'' You turn up in the middle of the night, get me out of my bed in my nightie--which you then don't let me change out of for ''ages''--and take me for a spin in your time machine? No, no, you're right, ''no'' mixed signals there. ''That'' is just a ''signal''. Like a great big BatSignal in the sky--"Get your coat, love, the Doctor is in!"
17th Aug '16 9:48:22 AM leraluna
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* The entire first arc of ''Anime/ItazuraNaKiss'' has the male lead Naoki being first [[IceKing extremely cold]], then [[PetTheDog unexpectedly gentle]], and switch again to being cold and even [[KickTheDog rude]], much to the poor Kotoko's confusion. [[spoiler: It takes a huge GreenEyedEpiphany to finally show his true feelings.]]
16th Aug '16 1:12:32 AM Mareon
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': [[HeelFaceTurn Switching sides]] has not done a favor to Peridot's sanity. Trying to get a consistent understanding of Peridot's mindset is a [[BlueAndOrangeMorality messy, confusing, affair]] as she expects everyone to know what she wants when even doesn't know that. She is a contrarian, lost on an alien world with a shattered mindset of right and wrong. She isn't even satisfied when others do ''exactly'' what she tells them to do.
-->'''Peridot''': Are you ready to drill down into the planet, to depths never before reached by your species, to stop the Cluster and save your world?
-->'''Steven''': I don't know!
-->'''Peridot''': Don't say that! Say 'We'll do this together and it's gonna be great!'
-->'''Steven''': We're gonna do this together and it's gonna be great!
-->'''Peridot''': LIAR!
27th Jul '16 6:07:10 PM nombretomado
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* CyranoDeBergerac: At Act I Scene VI, Roxane sends his Duenna to make a date with Cyrano. Both Cyrano and his best friend Le Bret think it is a romantic date. At Act II Scene X, Cyrano believes that Roxane is confessing his love for him, but [[GuileHero Roxane is]] [[strike: manipulating]] asking him to protect Christian.

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* CyranoDeBergerac: ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': At Act I Scene VI, Roxane sends his Duenna to make a date with Cyrano. Both Cyrano and his best friend Le Bret think it is a romantic date. At Act II Scene X, Cyrano believes that Roxane is confessing his love for him, but [[GuileHero Roxane is]] [[strike: manipulating]] asking him to protect Christian.
23rd May '16 3:49:48 PM nighttrainfm
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** In the end, it doesn't really matter though; Mako ends up with [[spoiler:''neither'' of them. Korra and Asami end up with ''each other'']].

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** In the end, it doesn't really matter though; Mako ends up with [[spoiler:''neither'' of them. Korra and Asami end up with ''each other'']].other''.]]
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