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10th Feb '17 5:27:43 AM NightShade96
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LoveHurts; it's messy and [[TriangRelations a mathematical nightmare]] where only a few can come out happy, never mind unscathed. One of its worst injuries is perhaps the plainest one... pining away at someone because AllLoveIsUnrequited, and in the end never even holding them because IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy.

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LoveHurts; it's messy and [[TriangRelations a mathematical nightmare]] where only a few can come out happy, never mind unscathed. One of its worst injuries is perhaps the plainest one... one… pining away at someone because AllLoveIsUnrequited, and in the end never even holding them because IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy.



If the problem escalates, then this can lead to a case of CluelessChickMagnet. Compare to ChasteHero, where the character in question is completely clueless to the concept of romance. This is one cause of the IgnoredEnamoredUnderling's problems.

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If the problem escalates, then this can lead to a case of CluelessChickMagnet. Compare to ChasteHero, where the character in question is completely clueless to about the concept of romance. This is one cause of the IgnoredEnamoredUnderling's problems.



** If Japan isn't portrayed as HappilyMarried to Greece in fanworks that more-or-less pair them together, he'll be shown to be so [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend deep in denial about their relationship]] or [[SelectiveObliviousness painfully oblivious to Greece's feelings for him]] that it's a wonder he can even breathe under the weight of his denial/obliviousness. Might actually have canon backing, seeing that not only does Japan [[ThatDidntHappen promptly scream]] "It was AllJustADream!" after he and Greece do the horizontal tango but he seems to get puzzled at some of Greece's actions toward him as if he can't comprehend why Greece would go out of his way to be so nice to him. Why, indeed...

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** If Japan isn't portrayed as HappilyMarried to Greece in fanworks that more-or-less pair them together, he'll be shown to be so [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend deep in denial about their relationship]] or [[SelectiveObliviousness painfully oblivious to Greece's feelings for him]] that it's a wonder he can even breathe under the weight of his denial/obliviousness. Might actually have canon backing, seeing that not only does Japan [[ThatDidntHappen promptly scream]] "It was AllJustADream!" after he and Greece do the horizontal tango but he seems to get puzzled at some of Greece's actions toward him as if he can't comprehend why Greece would go out of his way to be so nice to him. Why, indeed...indeed…



** 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, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick his tendons and tongue...]]) [[StartOfDarkness and doesn't take it well.]]

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** 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, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick his tendons and tongue...]]) tongue…]]) [[StartOfDarkness and doesn't take it well.]]



* Saya from ''Anime/BloodC'' is a rare female example, and one of the most extreme; at least two guys (Itsuki and Tokizane) are ''blatantly'' interested in her, but she manages to remain completely clueless. [[spoiler: Subverted: Tokizane was faking it. Itsuki plays it straighter, though [[BecomingTheMask he fell for her later]]... and then he died.]]

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* Saya from ''Anime/BloodC'' is a rare female example, and one of the most extreme; at least two guys (Itsuki and Tokizane) are ''blatantly'' interested in her, but she manages to remain completely clueless. [[spoiler: Subverted: Tokizane was faking it. Itsuki plays it straighter, though [[BecomingTheMask he fell for her later]]... later]]… and then he died.]]



* ''Manga/CatsEye'' has Mitsuko Asatani. She can recognize people being in love ''with other people'' just fine, but when it comes to people flirting or proposing ''to her''... Well, when Kamiya proposed to her, she first had no idea of what he was trying to say, then it took her ''one week and dreaming the moment'' to realize what had happened... By which time Kamiya, being TheCasanova, had already moved on. Fittingly, when they ''do'' get together due him proposing, he had not really proposed: [[ItMakesSenseInContext he had ran through the whole city, acquiring a few tails in the process, barged on her meeting with a prospective fiancee, and punched him out, because Hitomi had put an explosive watch on his wrist and Mitsuko had the matchbox with the deactivation code]], and only after deactivating the bomb he realized what he had just done.

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* ''Manga/CatsEye'' has Mitsuko Asatani. She can recognize people being in love ''with other people'' just fine, but when it comes to people flirting or proposing ''to her''... her''… Well, when Kamiya proposed to her, she first had no idea of what he was trying to say, then it took her ''one week and dreaming the moment'' to realize what had happened... happened… By which time Kamiya, being TheCasanova, had already moved on. Fittingly, when they ''do'' get together due him proposing, he had not really proposed: [[ItMakesSenseInContext he had ran through the whole city, acquiring a few tails in the process, barged on her meeting with a prospective fiancee, and punched him out, because Hitomi had put an explosive watch on his wrist and Mitsuko had the matchbox with the deactivation code]], and only after deactivating the bomb he realized what he had just done.



* Tommy on ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}}'', to Lola. Like most examples, Lola's not subtle about it...

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* Tommy on ''WesternAnimation/{{Robotboy}}'', to Lola. Like most examples, Lola's not subtle about it...it…



* This is how [[IdiotHero Peter]] and [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Gwen's]] relationship started out in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. They've wandered into CannotSpitItOut territory now, though.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'', Jake/Razor doesn't seem to realize Callie's feelings towards him. (Doubly hilarious in that he and Chance/T-Bone have competed for her attention in the past.)

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* This is how [[IdiotHero Peter]] and [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Gwen's]] relationship started out in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan''. They've wandered into CannotSpitItOut territory now, though.
though, and it will stay that way due to the show's cancellation.
* In ''WesternAnimation/SWATKats'', Jake/Razor doesn't seem to realize Callie's feelings towards him. (Doubly him (doubly hilarious in that he and Chance/T-Bone have competed for her attention in the past.)



** When it comes to Kid Flash/Artemis, EveryoneCanSeeIt...except them. There's hints that Kid Flash is aware he's attracted to Artemis, but won't pursue her due to her replacing one of his friends. Artemis takes a while to realize her own feelings.

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** When it comes to Kid Flash/Artemis, EveryoneCanSeeIt...EveryoneCanSeeIt… except them. There's hints that Kid Flash is aware he's attracted to Artemis, but won't pursue her due to her replacing one of his friends. Artemis takes a while to realize her own feelings.



** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/152w0f/female_redditors_due_to_the_popularity_of_the/ Female Redditors: Due to the popularity of the "Male Redditors: What hints flew over your head..." Thread. What are hints that you think are obvious that Men sometimes don't respond to?]]

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** [[http://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/152w0f/female_redditors_due_to_the_popularity_of_the/ Female Redditors: Due to the popularity of the "Male Redditors: What hints flew over your head..." head…" Thread. What are hints that you think are obvious that Men sometimes don't respond to?]]



* Stephen Marks is the creator of French Connection UK, and met a designer named Nicole Farhi. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-oE7jfXlo4&feature=youtu.be&list=WL&t=138 According to Today I Found Out, he apparently missed her hints until she booked them a hotel room together for a business trip]]… then came out of the bathroom mostly naked. Ironically, Farahi is French, but Marks had failed to make the connection.



* Stephen Marks is the creator of French Connection UK, and met a designer named Nicole Farhi. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-oE7jfXlo4&feature=youtu.be&list=WL&t=138 According to Today I Found Out, he apparently missed her hints until she booked them a hotel room together for a business trip]]...then came out of the bathroom mostly naked. Ironically, Farahi is french, but Marks had failed to make the connection.

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* Stephen Marks is the creator of French Connection UK, and met a designer named Nicole Farhi. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-oE7jfXlo4&feature=youtu.be&list=WL&t=138 According to Today I Found Out, he apparently missed her hints until she booked them a hotel room together for a business trip]]...then came out of the bathroom mostly naked. Ironically, Farahi is french, but Marks had failed to make the connection.
9th Feb '17 8:46:59 AM Rebu
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* Stephen Marks is the creator of French Connection UK, and met a designer named Nicole Farhi. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-oE7jfXlo4&feature=youtu.be&list=WL&t=138 According to Today I Found Out, he apparently missed her hints until she booked them a hotel room together for a business trip]]...then came out of the bathroom mostly naked. Ironically, Farahi is french, but Marks had failed to make the connection.
3rd Feb '17 5:36:54 PM FreedomPlanet
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** Gray is very confused by Juvia's behavior towards him. By the Grand Magic Games he has realized her feelings, but unfortunately, he tells her that he doesn't love her and is annoyed by her attentions. Yet he becomes jealous and possessive when someone flirts with her, especially his rival in Ice Magic, so he may be simply be in deep denial.
** Gajeel is nearly as bad. In later chapters, Levi has moved from being an ImpliedLoveInterest to blatantly having a crush. While Gajeel is noticeably more protective of her than anyone else, he still doesn't get it leading to normally the shy and reserved Levi to act more {{Tsundere}}-ish around him.

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** Gray is very confused by Juvia's behavior towards him. By the Grand Magic Games he has realized her feelings, but unfortunately, he tells her that he doesn't love her and is annoyed by her attentions. Yet he becomes jealous and possessive when someone flirts with her, especially his rival in Ice Magic, so he may be simply be in deep denial. \n [[spoiler:After the Tartarus arc ends, he seems to be considering her feelings as he stayed with her during the second timeskip.]]
** Gajeel is nearly as bad. In later chapters, Levi has moved from being an ImpliedLoveInterest to blatantly having a crush. While Gajeel is noticeably more protective of her than anyone else, he still doesn't get it leading to normally the shy and reserved Levi to act more {{Tsundere}}-ish around him. [[spoiler:This is finally subverted in the Alvarez arc where he finally admits it, but because he's sure it'll be a DyingDeclarationOfLove]].
28th Jan '17 10:55:56 PM eowynjedi
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* A filial version occurs in the last of the ''Series/HoratioHornblower'' telefilms. After Hornblower passes a SecretTestOfCharacter Pellew has put to him, Pellew quotes "When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child, but when I became a man, I put away childish things," and says that it's very hard for a father to see his children grow up. Hornblower, being who he is, completely fails to realize that Pellew is saying "You are LikeASonToMe."
12th Jan '17 1:44:50 PM Luppercus
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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'': Popis is oblivious of the crush that Chavo, Kiko and Ñoño have over her, or so it seems. Gloria, [[{{Nephewism}} her aunt]], on the other hand seems to be more aware of the attraction she causes to Don Ramón and uses on her advantage.

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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'': Popis Patty is oblivious of the crush that Chavo, Kiko and Ñoño have over her, or so it seems. Gloria, [[{{Nephewism}} her aunt]], on the other hand seems to be more aware of the attraction she causes to Don Ramón and uses on her advantage.



* Egon is Oblivious to Janine's crush during the first seasons. [[OfficialCouple He gets better with time.]]

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* Egon is Oblivious to Janine's crush during the first seasons. [[OfficialCouple He gets better with time.]]]] In ''WesternAnimation/ExtremeGhostbusters'' the crush of Eduardo over Kylie was at first treated as this, though some episode hinted that Kylie [[AvertedTrope does knows and reciprocrates]].
12th Jan '17 1:42:43 PM Luppercus
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* A RunningGag in the original ''Film/{{Ghostbusters1984}}'' was Janine's crush on Egon and how he was absolutely oblivious of it due to his cold scientific nature.


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* ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'': Popis is oblivious of the crush that Chavo, Kiko and Ñoño have over her, or so it seems. Gloria, [[{{Nephewism}} her aunt]], on the other hand seems to be more aware of the attraction she causes to Don Ramón and uses on her advantage.


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* Egon is Oblivious to Janine's crush during the first seasons. [[OfficialCouple He gets better with time.]]
10th Jan '17 4:18:09 AM NightShade96
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** [[https://www.reddit.com/r/AskReddit/comments/5g4t2u/guys_of_reddit_whats_the_biggest_hint_you_missed/ Guys of reddit, what's the biggest hint you missed from a girl? : AskReddit]]
7th Jan '17 8:05:07 PM JoeMerl
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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Kamijou Kyousuke's failure to notice that Sayaka even ''likes'' him is impressive, given how much she dotes on him. Humorously {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion movie]]'', where Sayaka and Kyouko refer to him as "Captain Oblivious". Not to mention how [[{{Deconstructed}} screwed up]] this trope gets. [[spoiler: Sayaka makes his arm better via a contract, but Kamijou doesn't know it and simply doesn't keep up with her feelings. Then, their common friend Hitomi reveals to have a crush on Kamijou and, misguidedly trying to not make things even awkward, tells Sayaka that [[YouHave48Hours she has 24 hours to confess her love]]. [[AwfulTruth Given the angst she had already been put through,]] [[BreakTheCutie poor Sayaka snaps like a twig]]. [[SanitySlippage In more ways]] [[FallenHero than one]].]]

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* ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'': Kamijou Kyousuke's failure to notice that Sayaka even ''likes'' him is impressive, given how much she dotes on him.him after he gets a CareerEndingInjury and falls into severe depression. Humorously {{lampshade|Hanging}}d in the ''[[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion Rebellion movie]]'', where Sayaka and Kyouko refer to him as "Captain Oblivious". Not to mention how [[{{Deconstructed}} screwed up]] this trope gets. [[spoiler: Sayaka makes [[spoiler:Unaware that his arm better via a contract, but Kamijou doesn't know it and simply doesn't keep sudden recovery comes from Sayaka's SelflessWish, he winds up with her feelings. Then, dating their common mutual friend Hitomi reveals to have a crush on Kamijou and, misguidedly trying to not make things even awkward, tells Sayaka that [[YouHave48Hours she has 24 hours to confess her love]].Hitomi. [[AwfulTruth Given the angst she had already been put through,]] [[BreakTheCutie poor Sayaka snaps like a twig]]. [[SanitySlippage In more ways]] [[FallenHero than one]].]]one]]]].
7th Jan '17 1:15:21 PM DarkHunter
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* If you don't think that it's possible for this to happen in real life, just look at these Website/{{Reddit}} threads:

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* If you don't think that it's possible for this to happen in real life, just look at these Website/{{Reddit}} threads:keep in mind that the single most common questions on Website/{{Reddit}}'s [=/r/AskReddit=] are all to do with this trope:
6th Jan '17 12:00:28 PM Lemia
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Avialae}}'', it [[http://avialae.smackjeeves.com/comics/2157616/ch-1-page-66/ goes both ways]] with Gannet being oblivious of Bailey's crush on him for a long time and Bailey being oblivious of his ''own'' crush on Gannet for an even longer time (as well as being completely clueless about Gannet's attempts to flirt with him until Gannet flat-out kisses him).
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