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28th Nov '16 9:50:58 PM Adept
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* Done in the ''Manga/{{Kannagi}}'' manga, triggering an absurd amount of FanDumb in Japan wherein people were burning their copies of the books simply because the character was no longer "innocent" despite the lack of anything sexual being mentioned in the story.
23rd Nov '16 1:08:46 PM StarSword
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Compare to RememberTheNewGuy, RomanticFalseLead, TheOneThatGotAway, RelationshipRevolvingDoor. Contrast PsychoExGirlfriend.

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Compare to RememberTheNewGuy, RomanticFalseLead, TheOneThatGotAway, RelationshipRevolvingDoor. Contrast PsychoExGirlfriend. See also OopsIForgotIWasMarried when the old relationship causes ''legal'' problems for a current one.



* In ''Literature/{{The Hollows}}'' is Pierce, Rachel's guy she compares all other guys to, show up even though we have never heard of him before. When explaining his back story, they bring up that he had helped her defeat an undead vampire. While this incident is occasionally mentioned over the course of the books, this is the first time where it is mentioned that she had help.

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* In ''Literature/{{The Hollows}}'' is ''Literature/TheHollows'': Pierce, Rachel's guy she compares all other guys to, show shows up even though we have never heard of him before. When explaining his back story, they bring up that he had helped her defeat an undead vampire. While this incident is occasionally mentioned over the course of the books, this is the first time where it is mentioned that she had help.



** Sheridan's ''real'' first wife in the fifth season. Interestingly, in this case the "former wife" angle wasn't used for any of the normal reasons, but to explain why Sheridan knew he could trust [[spoiler: Locksley, even though she'd fought on the opposite side of Sheridan during the war]]. This is brought up again in ''Series/{{Crusade}}'', just to tease Gideon about his hero.

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** Sheridan's ''real'' first wife in the fifth season. season, Captain Elizabeth Locksley. They were only married for a couple of months before they realized that, both of them having dominant personalities, they couldn't really make it work long-term. Interestingly, in this case the "former wife" angle wasn't used for any of the normal reasons, but to explain why Sheridan knew he could trust [[spoiler: Locksley, her, even though she'd fought on the opposite side of Sheridan during the war]].war. This is brought up again in ''Series/{{Crusade}}'', just to tease Gideon about his hero.



** Reconstructed in River Song from . She is most likely a new old flame from the Doctor's personal future. When the Tenth Doctor meets her for the first time, she is extremely intimate with him right from the start, even knowing his true name and calling him sweetie and pretty boy. Then she [[spoiler: sacrifices herself to save 4400 people, including the Doctor, and dies in front of him.]] After he regenerates into the Eleventh Doctor, they spend several episodes flirting, during which Amy Pond decides she must be the Doctor's future wife. By the end of the fifth series, he may or may not have proposed to her. (He seems unsure himself whether he just did or not.)

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** Reconstructed in River Song from .Song. She is most likely a new old flame from the Doctor's personal future. When the Tenth Doctor meets her for the first time, she is extremely intimate with him right from the start, even knowing his true name and calling him sweetie and pretty boy. Then she [[spoiler: sacrifices herself to save 4400 people, including the Doctor, and dies in front of him.]] After he regenerates into the Eleventh Doctor, they spend several episodes flirting, during which Amy Pond decides she must be the Doctor's future wife. By the end of the fifth series, he may or may not have proposed to her. (He seems unsure himself whether he just did or not.)



** Jadzia Dax and Lenara Kahn had technically never met before their one-episode romance, but the previous hosts of their symbionts were married.
** Played straight in the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' episode "Profit and Loss", where Quark's old flame from the Bajorean Occupation, a Cardassian woman, returns to the station.

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** Jadzia Dax and Lenara Kahn had technically never met before their one-episode romance, romance in "Rejoined", but the previous hosts of their symbionts were married.
married. The episode is used as a metaphor for closeted homosexuality since their current hosts are both female and Trill law forbids previously related symbionts from resuming their past relationship.
** Played straight in the ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine DS9]]'' episode "Profit and Loss", where Quark's old flame from the Bajorean Bajoran Occupation, a Cardassian woman, pro-democracy activist named Natima Lang, returns to the station.station. She is never heard from again after this episode and Quark goes back to his old womanizing tricks.
31st Aug '16 9:39:44 AM cdrood
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* Comes up quite a bit in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Despite his reputation as a "love 'em and leave 'em" type, Kirk has apparently had several serious relationships and most of the women, such as Areel Shaw and Janet Wallace, still hold tender feelings toward him. Janice Lester, not so much. This occurred again in ''Film/StarTrekTheWrathofKhan with Carol Marcus. [=McCoy=] and Chapel also had former love interests appear, sort of.

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* Comes up quite a bit in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Despite his reputation as a "love 'em and leave 'em" type, Kirk has apparently had several serious relationships and most of the women, such as Areel Shaw and Janet Wallace, still hold tender feelings toward him. Janice Lester, not so much. This occurred again in ''Film/StarTrekTheWrathofKhan ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan with Carol Marcus. [=McCoy=] and Chapel also had former love interests appear, sort of.
31st Aug '16 9:36:45 AM cdrood
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* Comes up quite a bit in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Despite his reputation as a "love 'em and leave 'em" type, Kirk has apparently had several serious relationships and most of the women, such as Areel Shaw and Janet Wallace, still hold tender feelings toward him. Janice Lester, not so much. This occurred again in ''Film/StarTrekTheWrathofKhan with Carol Marcus. McCoy and Chapel also had former love interests appear, sort of.

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* Comes up quite a bit in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Despite his reputation as a "love 'em and leave 'em" type, Kirk has apparently had several serious relationships and most of the women, such as Areel Shaw and Janet Wallace, still hold tender feelings toward him. Janice Lester, not so much. This occurred again in ''Film/StarTrekTheWrathofKhan with Carol Marcus. McCoy [=McCoy=] and Chapel also had former love interests appear, sort of.
31st Aug '16 9:31:47 AM cdrood
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* Comes up quite a bit in ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries''. Despite his reputation as a "love 'em and leave 'em" type, Kirk has apparently had several serious relationships and most of the women, such as Areel Shaw and Janet Wallace, still hold tender feelings toward him. Janice Lester, not so much. This occurred again in ''Film/StarTrekTheWrathofKhan with Carol Marcus. McCoy and Chapel also had former love interests appear, sort of.
9th Jun '16 2:00:51 AM PaulA
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* In the ''Series/EnemyAtTheDoor'' episode "The Prussian Officer", a woman who comes to live on the island is revealed to be the old flame of, of all people, the SS officer Reinicke. They met and fell in love in Paris, but her family was persecuted for Communist links and he wasn't willing at the time to risk his career in an attempt to protect her. [[spoiler:He still isn't.]]
31st May '16 8:04:15 AM Thesedaysthosedays
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Usually, it ends in death, PutOnABus, [[BusCrash death on a bus]], or with some similar ResetButton; a less dramatic way to end it is for the couple to simply [[OldFlameFizzle realise they don't have the same connection they once did]].

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Usually, it ends in death, PutOnABus, [[BusCrash death on a bus]], or with some similar ResetButton; a less dramatic way to end it is for the couple to simply [[OldFlameFizzle realise they don't have the same connection they once did]].
did]]. It's theoretically possible that this kind of reunion would result in the old romance rekindling to its former glory or something still greater, but in most cases StatusQuoIsGod and this would create too many difficulties.
28th May '16 9:43:27 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* The same plot mechanism is put to different use (with shades of "LukeIAmYourFather") in ''ThePretender'' episode "At the Hour of Our Deaths", which revolves around Miss Parker's adoptive sister -- never hinted at before, dead by the end of the episode, and never referred to again. The series also included several straight instances.

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* The same plot mechanism is put to different use (with shades of "LukeIAmYourFather") in ''ThePretender'' ''Series/ThePretender'' episode "At the Hour of Our Deaths", which revolves around Miss Parker's adoptive sister -- never hinted at before, dead by the end of the episode, and never referred to again. The series also included several straight instances.
8th May '16 10:34:30 PM foxley
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* ''Series/TheNewAvengers'': The villain in "Obsession" is an ex-fiancee of Purdey who had never been mentioned before.
16th Apr '16 8:46:28 PM jamespolk
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* ''Film/LaHabanera'' kicks off with Astrée, a young Swedish woman vacationing in Puerto Rico, falling in love with a local landowner and impulsively deciding to stay. A ten-year TimeSkip reveals that the marriage has gone bad. Then the film cuts back to Sweden and reveals Dr. Nagel, her old boyfriend from the backstory before she came to Puerto Rico. Naturally, Dr. Nagel winds up going to Puerto Rico too.
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