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30th Apr '16 11:59:23 PM Pichu-kun
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* Yamato from ''Manga/MyLoveStory'' has a very obvious crush on Takeo at the start however he believes that she likes his best friend. He tries to pair the two together (despite Suna being [[ChasteHero uninterested]] in any girl who has ever liked him). All other girls have ignored him due to his {{gonk}} looks so he doesn't believe Yamato could like him. This lasts less than four episodes because Suna gets sick of [[WillTheyOrWontThey their]] [[CanNotSpillItOut pussyfooting]] [[PoorCommunicationKills around]] and gets them to notice each others feelings. They spend the rest of the series being the OfficialCouple.

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* Yamato from ''Manga/MyLoveStory'' has a very obvious crush on Takeo at the start however he believes that she likes his best friend. He tries to pair the two together (despite Suna being [[ChasteHero uninterested]] in any girl who has ever liked him). All other girls have ignored him due to his {{gonk}} looks so he doesn't believe Yamato could like him. This lasts less than four episodes because Suna gets sick of [[WillTheyOrWontThey their]] [[CanNotSpillItOut [[CanNotSpitItOut pussyfooting]] [[PoorCommunicationKills around]] and gets them to notice each others feelings. They spend the rest of the series being the OfficialCouple.
30th Apr '16 11:42:03 PM Pichu-kun
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* In ''LightNovel/MushokuTensei'' Rudeus, despite being GenreSavvy, tends to misinterpret the feelings of girls who are interested in him. It usually takes them blatantly throwing the fact in his face for him to realize how they feel.

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* In ''LightNovel/MushokuTensei'' ''LightNovel/MushokuTensei'':
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Rudeus, despite being GenreSavvy, tends to misinterpret the feelings of girls who are interested in him. It usually takes them blatantly throwing the fact in his face for him to realize how they feel.



** The titular character never actually picked up on [[ShrinkingViolet Hyuuga Hinata's]] having a massive crush on him [[spoiler:until she told him in Chapter 437]] [[EveryoneCanSeeIt despite everyone else seeing it]]; rather, he thought she was just being Hinata. When he actually found out [[spoiler: after she confessed]], he was very surprised.
*** Also deconstructed a bit. Naruto wasn't raised by a loving family and was something of a pariah. He does feel love and tries and show it, but few times have people shown him affection so the idea of someone loving him like that would come as a shock to him.
*** Finally subverted in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', where [[spoiler:he finally realizes that Hinata loves him in ''that'' way and realizes the true nature of his feelings as well. Ironically, it's ''Hinata'' that's oblivious to his growing feelings for her until he spits it out before she is kidnapped by Toneri. Afterwards, the two enter a relationship and eventually marry and have two children]].

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** The titular character never actually picked up on [[ShrinkingViolet Hyuuga Hinata's]] having a massive crush on him [[spoiler:until she told him in Chapter 437]] [[EveryoneCanSeeIt despite everyone else seeing it]]; rather, he thought she was just being Hinata. When he actually found out [[spoiler: after she confessed]], he was very surprised.
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surprised. Also deconstructed a bit. Naruto wasn't raised by a loving family and was something of a pariah. He does feel love and tries and show it, but few times have people shown him affection so the idea of someone loving him like that would come as a shock to him.
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him. Finally subverted in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', where [[spoiler:he finally realizes that Hinata loves him in ''that'' way and realizes the true nature of his feelings as well. Ironically, it's ''Hinata'' that's oblivious to his growing feelings for her until he spits it out before she is kidnapped by Toneri. Afterwards, the two enter a relationship and eventually marry and have two children]].



** Boa Hancock is (extremely obviously) in love with main protagonist [[IdiotHero Monkey D. Luffy]], yet is too shy to say it outright. He has no idea whatsoever.
*** Considering he tells her after the timeskip that he won't marry her he probably knows but isn't interested. Assuming he properly understands the connection between romance and marriage, [[IdiotHero which is far from guaranteed]].

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** Boa Hancock is (extremely obviously) in love with main protagonist [[IdiotHero Monkey D. Luffy]], yet is too shy to say it outright. He has no idea whatsoever.
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whatsoever. Considering he tells her after the timeskip that he won't marry her he probably knows but isn't interested. Assuming he properly understands the connection between romance and marriage, [[IdiotHero which is far from guaranteed]].


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* Yamato from ''Manga/MyLoveStory'' has a very obvious crush on Takeo at the start however he believes that she likes his best friend. He tries to pair the two together (despite Suna being [[ChasteHero uninterested]] in any girl who has ever liked him). All other girls have ignored him due to his {{gonk}} looks so he doesn't believe Yamato could like him. This lasts less than four episodes because Suna gets sick of [[WillTheyOrWontThey their]] [[CanNotSpillItOut pussyfooting]] [[PoorCommunicationKills around]] and gets them to notice each others feelings. They spend the rest of the series being the OfficialCouple.
23rd Apr '16 3:26:33 PM SSJMagus
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*** Considering he tells her after the timeskip that he won't marry her he probably knows but isn't interested.

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*** Considering he tells her after the timeskip that he won't marry her he probably knows but isn't interested. Assuming he properly understands the connection between romance and marriage, [[IdiotHero which is far from guaranteed]].
21st Apr '16 2:14:51 PM MikeW
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* An episode of "Series/{{InPlainSight}}" has Mary helping a witness who's in love with a suspect in the case he's involved with, something Mary figures out fast. They eventually bring the woman in to get her help with Mary snapping about how this guy is going to all these lengths to help the woman he loves...and is stunned when the woman is actually surprised to realize this.

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* An episode of "Series/{{InPlainSight}}" "Series/{{In Plain Sight}}" has Mary helping a witness who's in love with a suspect in the case he's involved with, something Mary figures out fast. They eventually bring the woman in to get her help with Mary snapping about how this guy is going to all these lengths to help the woman he loves...and is stunned when the woman is actually surprised to realize this.
* It's obvious from their first scene on ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' that Winn is crazy about Kara, even before she tells him about her powers. He seems drawn to her as both Kara and Supergirl and jealous of James' relationship with Kara. Kara remains oblivious to it all until Winn (anguished after his murderous father came after him) finally confesses his feelings. He kisses her with a surprised Kara gently letting Winn down that she only thinks of him as a friend. While disapointed, Winn does accept this and they remain just good friends from there on.
21st Apr '16 2:08:47 PM MikeW
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* In ''Cromwell'' by Victor Hugo, Rochester is one of the men plotting against Cromwell and convinced he's in a forbidden romance with the man's daughter, sharing looks and that this affair will protect him. He's found guilty with the rest and to be executed, at which point the audience learns that Cromwell's daughter had no idea who the man even was and the "affair" existed only in his mind.
9th Apr '16 8:34:15 PM skidoo23
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* The Doctor to Martha in ''Series/DoctorWho''. Eventually, she gives him an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove, which they subsequently agree to ignore in order to preserve their friendship. Later on, he describes to her a device that keeps them hidden from the hypnotised public to her as "It's like when you fancy someone, but they don't even know you exist." He rushes off, and Captain Jack reads her expression: "You too, huh?"

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* The Doctor to Martha in ''Series/DoctorWho''. Eventually, she gives him an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove, which they subsequently agree to ignore in order to preserve their friendship. Later on, he describes to her a device that keeps them hidden from the hypnotised public to her as "It's like when you fancy someone, but they don't even know you exist." He rushes off, and Captain Jack reads her expression: "You too, huh?"huh?" (The Doctor either is oblivious or chooses to ignore Martha's interest due to him spending Series 3 pining for his LostLenore, Rose Tyler.)


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** River Song's belief that the Doctor was oblivious to her love for him is a plot point in several episodes, most recently "The Husbands of River Song".
** There are several moments in Series 8 where it is hinted at that the Twelfth Doctor is still interested in Clara, despite her finding a human boyfriend. Examples include his BadassBoast "Beat ''that'' for a date!" when Clara is out of earshot in "Time Heist", his undisguised jealousy towards Danny (said boyfriend) in "The Caretaker", and pretty much every scene he shares with Clara in "Mummy on the Orient Express".
6th Apr '16 11:17:35 PM Pichu-kun
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* Haruyuki Arita of ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' has spent so much time as the ButtMonkey of various bullies that he fails to catch on to the feelings Kuroyukihime has for him. He even unknowingly shoots down a subtle confession because of this. After Kuroyukihime flat out confesses, the main problem becomes Haru's having a hard time reciprocating because of his own self-esteem issues.

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* ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'':
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Haruyuki Arita of ''LightNovel/AccelWorld'' has spent so much time as the ButtMonkey of various bullies that he fails to catch on to the feelings Kuroyukihime has for him. He even unknowingly shoots down a subtle confession because of this. After Kuroyukihime flat out confesses, the main problem becomes Haru's having a hard time reciprocating because of his own self-esteem issues.



** Goku probably takes the cake. Chi-Chi develops a crush on him right after meeting him, and he fails to pick up on it, and when she asks if he'll marry her he thinks that marriage is food. As of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', however, it's clear he loves his wife, although he still has a funny way of showing it.
*** Saiyans are not as well connected to emotions as humans are. That and Goku was raised by his adoptive grandfather in the wilderness for his youth with his first friend being Bulma, whom acted like an older sister of sorts.

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** Goku probably takes the cake. Chi-Chi develops a crush on him right after meeting him, and he fails to pick up on it, and when she asks if he'll marry her he thinks that marriage is food. As of ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', however, it's clear he loves his wife, although he still has a funny way of showing it.
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it. Saiyans are not as well connected to emotions as humans are. That and Goku was raised by his adoptive grandfather in the wilderness for his youth with his first friend being Bulma, whom acted like an older sister of sorts.



* Hilshire from ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' is this, starting with Maria Machiavelli's hints that they should work out their relationship and going all the way up to obliviously ruining the atmosphere Triela made with a candlelit dinner. Considering her cyborg nature, and how much of that affection may be conditioning, which she admits she has difficulty telling apart (until a more recent chapter, she gets a LoveEpiphany and indeed realises that her feelings for Hilshire are genuine), it's understandable. However, Hilshire still remains oblivious even to the increased affection she shows him after said epiphany, although the fact he was asleep (due to the painkiller from hastily administered field medicine) when it came to her and when she kissed him, it's also somewhat understandable. Not to mention the fact that Triela is underage [[spoiler: , and the survivor of a Snuff movie ring, that had her raped and tortured to the brink of death]]. One suspects that Hilshire ignoring her overtures is deliberate[[spoiler:, and possibly the more considerate course he may take]].

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* Hilshire from ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' is this, starting with Maria Machiavelli's hints that they should work out their relationship and going all the way up to obliviously ruining the atmosphere Triela made with a candlelit dinner. Considering her cyborg nature, and how much of that affection may be conditioning, which she admits she has difficulty telling apart (until a more recent chapter, she gets a LoveEpiphany and indeed realises that her feelings for Hilshire are genuine), it's understandable. However, Hilshire still remains oblivious even to the increased affection she shows him after said epiphany, although the fact he was asleep (due to the painkiller from hastily administered field medicine) when it came to her and when she kissed him, it's also somewhat understandable. Not to mention the fact that Triela is underage [[spoiler: , and underage, [[spoiler:and the survivor of a Snuff movie ring, that had her raped and tortured to the brink of death]]. One suspects that Hilshire ignoring her overtures is deliberate[[spoiler:, and deliberate, [[spoiler:and possibly the more considerate course he may take]].



* Keiichi of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' was completely unaware of Mion's [[spoiler:true personality]], ''let alone'' her huge crush on him. [[spoiler:His ignorance is revealed to be the [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom trigger]] (he gives a doll he won to Rena, instead of Mion) for the bloodiest murders in the series.]]

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* Keiichi of ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' was completely unaware of Mion's [[spoiler:true personality]], ''let alone'' her huge crush on him. [[spoiler:His ignorance is revealed to be the [[UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom trigger]] (he gives a doll he won to Rena, instead of Mion) for the bloodiest murders in the series.series caused by her angry sister Shion.]]



* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': Red. Even by the end of the Emerald arc he remains blissfully unaware that Yellow and Misty see him as more than a "friend" at times (though the end of the GSC arc indicates that this is [[SelectiveObliviousness intentional obliviousness on his part]], as dealing with romance makes him very uncomfortable).

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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': Red. Even by the end of the Emerald arc he remains blissfully unaware that Yellow and Misty see him as more than a "friend" at times (though the end of the GSC arc indicates that this is [[SelectiveObliviousness intentional obliviousness on his part]], as dealing with romance makes him very uncomfortable).



* Fai in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' doesn't seem to get how much [[HoYay Kurogane cares about him]], even going so far as assuming that he [[CompletelyMissingThePoint hates him]], and only wises up when [[spoiler: Kurogane saves his life by making him a vampire and agreeing to become his food source for the rest of his life. Then he violently tries to retcon this by being a massive passive-aggressive dick. It doesn't work.]]
** He snaps out of it and accepts it when Kurogane [[spoiler: cuts off his own arm to save him in Celes]] and everything gets better from there.

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* Fai in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' doesn't seem to get how much [[HoYay Kurogane cares about him]], even going so far as assuming that he [[CompletelyMissingThePoint hates him]], and only wises up when [[spoiler: Kurogane saves his life by making him a vampire and agreeing to become his food source for the rest of his life. Then he violently tries to retcon this by being a massive passive-aggressive dick. It doesn't work.]]
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]] He snaps out of it and accepts it when Kurogane [[spoiler: cuts off his own arm to save him in Celes]] and everything gets better from there.


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* Nitori from ''Manga/WanderingSon'' didn't realize Saori's PuppyLove for her until Saori went and confessed. Saori's LoveConfession bombed in her face because earlier that day Nitori herself confessed to their mutual friend Takatsuki (and was declined). This caused a rift in Saori's friendship with Takatsuki which wouldn't fully repair for several years.
6th Apr '16 12:26:28 PM BatmanKalEl
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* [[LikeBrotherAndSister Sees him as a brother]],

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* [[LikeBrotherAndSister Sees him as a brother]], or [[JustFriends as a friend]].
3rd Apr '16 5:55:54 PM Aiguille
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* Naruto in ''Escape from the Hokage's Hat''. In part due to NoSocialSkills and in part the people around him not giving him any relationship to learn from or anybody teaching him about it. [[DeadpanSnarker Kakashi]] is a single man who reads smut in public. Anything [[DirtyOldMan Jiraiya]] says is written off as bullshit by Naruto. [[{{Tsundere}} Sakura's]] failed attempts to get Sasuke's attention won't help Naruto any. [[CombatMedic Tsunade]] would only bring up [[LostLenore her dead boyfriend]]. [[CoolBigSis Shizune]] is single and tends to tease him relentlessly on the subject of relationships. [[IneffectualLoner Sasuke]] is a CelibateHero who finds love annoying. Compound the fact that he's going through puberty and you get one very confused little boy. A confused little boy who thinks that finding someone attractive means you're a pervert.

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* Naruto in ''Escape from the Hokage's Hat''. In part due to NoSocialSkills and in part the people around him not giving him any relationship to learn from or anybody teaching him about it. [[DeadpanSnarker Kakashi]] is a single man who reads smut in public. Anything [[DirtyOldMan Jiraiya]] says is written off as bullshit by Naruto. [[{{Tsundere}} Sakura's]] failed attempts to get Sasuke's attention won't help Naruto any. [[CombatMedic Tsunade]] would only bring up [[LostLenore [[TheLostLenore her dead boyfriend]]. [[CoolBigSis Shizune]] is single and tends to tease him relentlessly on the subject of relationships. [[IneffectualLoner Sasuke]] is a CelibateHero who finds love annoying. Compound the fact that he's going through puberty and you get one very confused little boy. A confused little boy who thinks that finding someone attractive means you're a pervert.
3rd Apr '16 9:07:11 AM Chabal2
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* Guts from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' never really bothered to realize that Casca wanted him to stay with the Hawks - not solely because Griffith was so dependent on Guts as chief member of the Hawks - because she was falling in love with him. And the fact that he was so convinced that she was in love with Griffith even though he himself had a growing attraction to Casca at the time but refused to acknowledge their relationship as anything other than "[[JustFriends friends]]" and wished the both of them happiness after he was gone [[CompletelyMissingThePoint didn't help]]. He also completely and utterly fails to notice how obsessed Griffith is with him, to the point of assuming that his utterly crushed stance when Guts is leaving has to do with Griffith being unable to deal with being defeated. Good job, Guts.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''
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Guts from ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' never really bothered to realize that Casca wanted him to stay with the Hawks - not solely because Griffith was so dependent on Guts as chief member of the Hawks - because she was falling in love with him. And the fact that he was so convinced that she was in love with Griffith even though he himself had a growing attraction to Casca at the time but refused to acknowledge their relationship as anything other than "[[JustFriends friends]]" and wished the both of them happiness after he was gone [[CompletelyMissingThePoint didn't help]]. He also completely and utterly fails to notice how obsessed Griffith is with him, to the point of assuming that his utterly crushed stance when Guts is leaving has to do with Griffith being unable to deal with being defeated. Good job, Guts.Guts.
** Casca's earlier infatuation with Griffith. She didn't show it (except when she saw him chatting up Charlotte), and if Griffith was aware of it he probably encouraged it but by the time Griffith is recued she's in love with Guts. Griffith sees it as his having truly lost everything (he'd already lost his men, the favor of the king, his tendons) [[StartOfDarkness and doesn't take it well.]]


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* ''Manga/MidoriDays'': Seiji was completely unaware of Midori's massive crush on him until he woke up one day to find that she was now sitting where his right hand used to be. While he's no longer unaware of it, he can't bring himself to say he loves her back [[spoiler:until the very end, at which point she's forgotten everything about their time (literally) together]]. And then there's Ayase, who develops a one-sided RescueRomance for him (again, which he's completely unaware of), but her attempts at telling him are constantly foiled by Midori. Forget punching out a yakuza and the car he was riding in, Seiji's skull has a density on par with neutron stars.
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