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14th Nov '17 5:20:48 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Just about every girlfriend Frasier ever had fell under this trope. He eventually became GenreSavvy about this and began to force himself to ignore flaws in his love interests, leading to him dating horrible women with flaws no sane person would put up with. A good example of the latter is when he wanted to break up with a woman because he knew they were entirely different people and had no mutual interests except having sex, but decided to roll with it and just enjoy the fun of having an active sex life...which lead to him forcing himself to ignore "minor" quirks such as how she howled at the moon, liked to spontaneously cut her hair and use the trimming to stuff pillows in her apartment, and make artwork out of dead mice.

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** Just about every girlfriend Frasier ever had fell under this trope. He eventually became GenreSavvy about this and began to force himself to ignore flaws in his love interests, leading to him dating horrible women with flaws no sane person would put up with. A good example of the latter is when he wanted to break up with a woman because he knew they were entirely different people and had no mutual interests except having sex, but decided to roll with it and just enjoy the fun of having an active sex life...which lead to him forcing himself to ignore "minor" quirks such as how she howled at the moon, liked to spontaneously cut her hair and use the trimming to stuff pillows in her apartment, and make artwork out of dead mice.
6th Oct '17 2:37:45 PM TheBigBopper
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A Guy or GirlOfTheWeek who is perfect in every way, except for one glaring flaw that any normal person would probably be able to live with, but which the protagonist feels is too much for them to handle. The 'glaring' flaw is often something incredibly minor, and may be used to show that the protagonist is a pretty shallow, self-absorbed and petty character. Other times, the writers just wanted to hit the ResetButton.

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A Guy or GirlOfTheWeek who is practically perfect in every way, except for one glaring flaw that any normal person would probably be able to live with, but which the protagonist feels is too much for them to handle. The 'glaring' flaw is often something incredibly minor, and may be used to show that the protagonist is a pretty shallow, self-absorbed and petty character. Other times, the writers just wanted to hit the ResetButton.
6th Oct '17 2:36:33 PM TheBigBopper
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A Guy or GirlOfTheWeek that is otherwise perfect in every way, but has one glaring flaw that any normal person would probably be able to live with, but the protagonist feels is too much for them to handle. The 'glaring' flaw is often something incredibly minor, and may be used to show that the protagonist is a pretty shallow, self-absorbed and petty character. Other times, the writers just wanted to hit the ResetButton.

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A Guy or GirlOfTheWeek that who is otherwise perfect in every way, but has except for one glaring flaw that any normal person would probably be able to live with, but which the protagonist feels is too much for them to handle. The 'glaring' flaw is often something incredibly minor, and may be used to show that the protagonist is a pretty shallow, self-absorbed and petty character. Other times, the writers just wanted to hit the ResetButton.



* When the pedophile Dr. Shiouji of ''Anime/ExcelSaga'' gets the young girl Cosette in a love hotel, she unwraps her [[GagBoobs large breasts]] and declares that she is a fully consenting adult, at which point he loses interest and leaves.
23rd Sep '17 9:34:34 PM jormis29
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* Creator/EddieMurphy's character in ''Film/{{Boomerang}}'' spends most of his relationships doing this to women due to an unconscious fear of commitment. He waits until after they've had sex, then breaks up with women because they don't have tiny feet and other such jackassery. Then he finally meets a woman he can't find fault in and falls in love. And she leaves him.

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* Creator/EddieMurphy's character in ''Film/{{Boomerang}}'' ''Film/{{Boomerang|1992}}'' spends most of his relationships doing this to women due to an unconscious fear of commitment. He waits until after they've had sex, then breaks up with women because they don't have tiny feet and other such jackassery. Then he finally meets a woman he can't find fault in and falls in love. And she leaves him.
2nd Sep '17 5:49:02 AM XFllo
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* Music/TheArrogantWorms song "She Talks During Movies" is about a case of this, although what attracts the narrator to the girl in the first place is a hilarious varient of [[ShallowLoveInterest Shallow Attraction]]:

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* Music/TheArrogantWorms song "She Talks During Movies" is about a case of this, although what attracts the narrator to the girl in the first place is a hilarious varient of [[ShallowLoveInterest Shallow Attraction]]:shallow attraction:
23rd May '17 5:30:45 AM LadyErinNY
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23rd May '17 5:29:39 AM LadyErinNY
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23rd May '17 5:28:31 AM LadyErinNY
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* Creator/ReeseWitherspoon's character in ''Film/SweetHomeAlabama'' leaves Creator/PatrickDempsey's loving and caring character to return to her abusive and downright awful ex-husband...because she didn't like his mother.
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* Creator/ReeseWitherspoon's character in ''Film/SweetHomeAlabama'' leaves Creator/PatrickDempsey's loving and caring character to return to her abusive and downright awful ex-husband...because she didn't like his mother.
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20th May '17 5:39:04 PM Mullon
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* In ''Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer'', this is something of a recurring gag for the main character, and it even foreshadows things that are to come later in the movie.

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* In ''Film/SoIMarriedAnAxeMurderer'', this is something of a recurring gag for the main character, character Charlie has a bad history of breaking up with his girlfriends for petty and it even foreshadows things that are to come later probably made up reasons (she's a klepto, she's in the movie.Cosa Nostra, she smells like beef soup) because he has commitment issues. This makes it hard to convince his cop friend [[CryingWolf when Charlie starts to suspect his current girlfriend might be an axe murderer]].
8th May '17 1:21:31 PM fairyfeller
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A Guy or GirlOfTheWeek that is otherwise perfect in every way, but has one glaring flaw that any normal person would probably be able to live with, but the protagonist feels is too much for him or her to handle. The 'glaring' flaw is often something incredibly minor, and may be used to show that the protagonist is a pretty shallow, self-absorbed and petty character. Other times, the writers just wanted to hit the ResetButton.

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A Guy or GirlOfTheWeek that is otherwise perfect in every way, but has one glaring flaw that any normal person would probably be able to live with, but the protagonist feels is too much for him or her them to handle. The 'glaring' flaw is often something incredibly minor, and may be used to show that the protagonist is a pretty shallow, self-absorbed and petty character. Other times, the writers just wanted to hit the ResetButton.
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