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16th Jan '18 12:39:19 AM DrFraud
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It's really going to happen this time. They are about to share with each other their feelings after [[UnresolvedSexualTension years of keeping them hidden.]] They come closer together and look into each other's eyes; there has never been a moment so perfect. The stars are aligned, the moon is full and one of them says, "I've never had the courage to tell you this before..."

Then her brother walks into the room, asking if she wants pepperoni or ham on her pizza. Or his/her best friend walks through the door, wanting to talk to them, which sometimes may be an emergency. Or the house phone rings or one of their cellphones ring, ruining the moment. "Ugh!" is their reply, echoed by all of the fans. Whatever was there has been shot down dead. They lost the spirit of the moment and it will likely be a long time before they can get it back. After witnessing their frustrated anger, the brother then asks, "Is this a bad time?"

The Moment Killer is the bane of all [[{{Shipping}} shippers]], and eternally frustrates those who will [[DieForOurShip find any reason to hook up a favorite pairing.]] The moment is far most commonly romantic in nature, but covers the instances ''whenever'' there is a possibility of a relationship upgrade or change, or during a serious or dramatic moment, including going from [[HeelFaceTurn enemy to ally]] or getting that coveted "[[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done, Son]]."

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It's really going to happen this time. They are about to share their feelings with each other their feelings after [[UnresolvedSexualTension years of keeping them hidden.]] They come closer together and look into each other's eyes; there has never been a moment so perfect. The stars are aligned, the moon is full and one of them says, "I've never had the courage to tell you this before..."

Then her brother walks into the room, asking if she wants pepperoni or ham on her pizza. Or his/her best friend walks through the door, wanting to talk to them, which sometimes may be an emergency. Or the house phone rings or one of their cellphones ring, rings, ruining the moment. "Ugh!" is their reply, echoed by all of the fans. Whatever was there has been shot down dead. They lost the spirit of the moment and it will likely be a long time before they can get it back. After witnessing their frustrated anger, the brother then asks, "Is this a bad time?"

The Moment Killer is the bane of all [[{{Shipping}} shippers]], and eternally frustrates those who will [[DieForOurShip find any reason to hook up a favorite pairing.]] The moment is far most commonly romantic in nature, but covers the instances ''whenever'' there is a possibility of a relationship upgrade or change, or during a serious or dramatic moment, including going from [[HeelFaceTurn enemy to ally]] or getting that coveted "[[WellDoneSonGuy Well Done, Son]]."



# [[IdiotBall Idiot Matchmaker]]: Someone who's purportedly trying to help set the mood(or simply [[ShipperOnDeck wants it happen]]) kills it, through impatience or [[CannotSpitItOut unconscious design]]. ("So have you kissed her yet?")

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# [[IdiotBall Idiot Matchmaker]]: Someone who's purportedly trying to help set the mood(or simply [[ShipperOnDeck wants it to happen]]) kills it, through impatience or [[CannotSpitItOut unconscious design]]. ("So have you kissed her yet?")


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* In ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/4834621/22/What-Everyone-Didn-t-Know What Everyone Didn't Know]]'' Fred and Harry are about to kiss when Ron yells at them for blocking the tunnel from the Shrieking Shack.
1st Jan '18 7:45:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' combines this with AboveTheInfluence. Kat got fairly drunk at a WildTeenParty and Patrick spent most of the night taking care of her and she had sobered up somewhat by the time they got back to her home. She puckers up, ready for a kiss and Patrick pulls away, which was actually the first evidence that he was starting to fall for this girl rather than being in it for the money. Of course Kat didn't understand that at the time and left the car in a huff. A HilariousOuttakes moment goes much differently, where HeathLedger (Patrick) instead pulled Creator/JuliaStiles into a big, sloppy kiss.

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* ''Film/TenThingsIHateAboutYou'' combines this with AboveTheInfluence. Kat got fairly drunk at a WildTeenParty and Patrick spent most of the night taking care of her and she had sobered up somewhat by the time they got back to her home. She puckers up, ready for a kiss and Patrick pulls away, which was actually the first evidence that he was starting to fall for this girl rather than being in it for the money. Of course Kat didn't understand that at the time and left the car in a huff. A HilariousOuttakes moment goes much differently, where HeathLedger Creator/HeathLedger (Patrick) instead pulled Creator/JuliaStiles into a big, sloppy kiss.
27th Dec '17 2:46:40 PM Wyldchyld
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* In a single page, ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' managed to combine a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, CrowningMomentOfFunny, NightmareFuel, FetishFuel, a Shipper's Moment, all in the midst of a situation killing moment. [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007150 Here it is. Act 6 Act 3.]]

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* In a single page, ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' managed to combine a CrowningMomentOfAwesome, CrowningMomentOfFunny, NightmareFuel, FetishFuel, fetish appeal, a Shipper's Moment, all in the midst of a situation killing moment. [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=007150 Here it is. Act 6 Act 3.]]
3rd Dec '17 5:04:59 AM wjhwarriors
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Hope and Hank slowly turn around to stare at Scott.
--->'''Scott:''' I ruined the moment, didn't I?.

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Hope [Hope and Hank slowly turn around to stare at Scott.
Scott.]
--->'''Scott:''' I ruined the moment, didn't I?.I?
3rd Dec '17 5:03:50 AM wjhwarriors
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** ''Film/Ant-Man'' has this in a scene during which Scott Lang watches Hank Pym as he reveals to his estranged daughter Hope the manner of Janet Pym's (Hope's mother) death. Heartbroken, Hope asks why Pym never told her, to which Pym replies that he was trying to protect her. They seem to reconcile and are on the verge of tears, but are interrupted when:

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** ''Film/Ant-Man'' ''Film/AntMan'' has this in a scene during which Scott Lang watches Hank Pym as he reveals to his estranged daughter Hope the manner of Janet Pym's (Hope's mother) death. Heartbroken, Hope asks why Pym never told her, to which Pym replies that he was trying to protect her. They seem to reconcile and are on the verge of tears, but are interrupted when:



'''Scott:''' I ruined the moment, didn't I?.

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'''Scott:''' --->'''Scott:''' I ruined the moment, didn't I?.
3rd Dec '17 5:01:47 AM wjhwarriors
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** ''Film/Ant-Man'' has this in a scene during which Scott Lang watches Hank Pym as he reveals to his estranged daughter Hope the manner of Janet Pym's (Hope's mother) death. Heartbroken, Hope asks why Pym never told her, to which Pym replies that he was trying to protect her. They seem to reconcile and are on the verge of tears, but are interrupted when:
--->'''Scott:''' This is awesome. It's awesome, you know? You guys are breaking down walls, you're healing. It's important.\\
Hope and Hank slowly turn around to stare at Scott.
'''Scott:''' I ruined the moment, didn't I?.
1st Dec '17 2:51:22 AM WillBGood
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** In the ''[[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Time of your Life]]'' storyline Buffy returns to Willow, who it's pretty much canon loves Buffy, just after she had to kill an evil version of her. Enter [[ClingyJealousGirlfriend Kennedy]] to stop any feelings between the two.

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** In the ''[[ComicBook/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Time of your Life]]'' storyline Buffy returns to Willow, who it's pretty much canon loves Buffy, just after she had to kill an evil version of her. Enter [[ClingyJealousGirlfriend [[ClingyJealousGirl Kennedy]] to stop any feelings between the two.
30th Nov '17 11:34:59 AM lillolillo
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** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} Supergirl Vol 1]]'' #8 Linda and her Boy-Of-The-Week are about to kiss when her super-hearing detects trouble and she has to leave.
** ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} In a Post-Crisis issue]]'', when Wonder Girl and Supergirl reunited there was the extremely close hug, actual "I love you", leaning in... and being shot with a rocket launcher by Ravager, who apparently enjoys having invulnerable teammates.

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** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} ''[[Comicbook/Supergirl1972 Supergirl Vol 1]]'' #8 Linda and her Boy-Of-The-Week are about to kiss when her super-hearing detects trouble and she has to leave.
** ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 2005}} ''[[Comicbook/Supergirl2005 In a Post-Crisis issue]]'', when Wonder Girl ComicBook/WonderGirl and Supergirl ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} reunited there was the extremely close hug, actual "I love you", leaning in... and being shot with a rocket launcher by Ravager, who apparently enjoys having invulnerable teammates.
13th Nov '17 4:00:09 AM StarTropes
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* On any show with ''Franchise/StarTrek'' in its name, you can expect a Type 2 Moment Killer to strike from time to time. A couple will get into a romantic mood, start kissing, get ready to do more than just kiss...and then [[ScreenShake the ship starts shaking]] and the RedAlert sirens go off.
31st Oct '17 2:41:40 AM darkemyst
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** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' Ron decides to confrontationally interrogate Cho on her favorite Quidditch team right when she and Harry are having a moment when he notices her wearing a bit of their merchandise. It is something he feels very strongly about, but he really wasn't trying to mess things up for Harry and doesn't have a clue until Hermione tells him off for it.

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** In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' Ron decides to confrontationally interrogate Cho on her favorite Quidditch team right when she and Harry are having a moment when he notices her wearing a bit of their merchandise. It is something he feels very strongly about, but he really wasn't trying to mess things up for Harry and doesn't seem have a clue until Hermione tells him off for it.it that he was messing things up for Harry.
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