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7th Jul '17 12:49:44 AM Kirayoshi
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** Inverted in ''Film/SpiderManHomecoming'', when a scene at the end reveals that [[spoiler: Tony and Pepper got back together off-screen.]]
9th Jun '17 9:58:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''Film/MenInBlack''. Linda Fiorentino is (kinda) WillSmith's love interest; come the next movie, she's outta there! (Because she apparently ''wanted'' to go back to normal life...)
** It's also implied that WillSmith has been doing it to all of his partners since Kay left in order to prevent them dedicating their lives to the job.

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* ''Film/MenInBlack''. Linda Fiorentino is (kinda) WillSmith's Creator/WillSmith's love interest; come the next movie, she's outta there! (Because she apparently ''wanted'' to go back to normal life...)
** It's also implied that WillSmith Creator/WillSmith has been doing it to all of his partners since Kay left in order to prevent them dedicating their lives to the job.
15th Apr '17 3:36:03 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SomethingPositive,'' Davan and that girl who liked to strangle him, though in that case it was explicitly a non-romantic relationship just for sex.

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* In ''SomethingPositive,'' ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive,'' Davan and that girl who liked to strangle him, though in that case it was explicitly a non-romantic relationship just for sex.
25th Sep '16 7:45:23 AM Silverblade2
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* Often done on [[SoapOpera soaps]] when TPTB can only get one half of a couple/supercouple to return to the show years after the couple was sent RidingIntoTheSunset.
4th Sep '16 1:32:25 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* Josh Safran, ''Series/GossipGirl'' showrunner for the second half of season four and for season five, wanted to do this with Chuck and Blair in the season three premiere in order to make his own favorite ship Dan/Blair happen. Given that the entirety of season two was devoted to a WillTheyWontThey between Chuck and Blair, the two of them not getting together until the last scene of season two and them being [[FanPreferredCouple by far the most popular ship of the show]] such a development would have been strange to say the least.

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* Josh Safran, ''Series/GossipGirl'' showrunner for the second half of season four and for season five, wanted to do this with Chuck and Blair in the season three premiere in order to make his own favorite ship Dan/Blair happen. Given that the entirety of season two was devoted to a WillTheyWontThey WillTheyOrWontThey between Chuck and Blair, the two of them not getting together until the last scene of season two and them being [[FanPreferredCouple by far the most popular ship of the show]] such a development would have been strange to say the least.
3rd Sep '16 10:12:19 PM Freetime5689
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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCIvilWar'', it's revealed [[spoiler:Tony Stark and Pepper Pots have broken up.]]

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* In ''Film/CaptainAmericaCIvilWar'', ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'', it's revealed [[spoiler:Tony Stark and Pepper Pots Potts have broken up.]]
24th Aug '16 1:39:20 AM Adept
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Compare to DowntimeDowngrade. Subtrope of StatusQuoIsGod.

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Compare to DowntimeDowngrade. Subtrope of StatusQuoIsGod.
StatusQuoIsGod. A direct inversion to OffscreenRomance.



* Bulma and Yamcha broke up between the Freeza and Cell Sagas in ''DragonBall'', clearing the road for Bulma's relationship with Vegeta.

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* Bulma and Yamcha broke up between the Freeza and Cell Sagas in ''DragonBall'', ''Franchise/DragonBall'', clearing the road for Bulma's relationship with Vegeta.
15th Aug '16 6:28:42 AM Adept
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* In the first season of ''VideoGame/CriminalCase'', GPD's Forensics Expert, Grace Delaney, was engaged to a man named Luke Harris. When the player meets Grace again in Season 3, she mentioned that she's broken off her engagement to pursue a research career in Antarctica.
7th Aug '16 10:35:09 PM BNSF1995
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* Benson and Audrey in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow.'' This was even lampshaded when Benson talked about how everybody in the park helped him get over her, but they didn't remember.

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* Benson and Audrey in ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow.'' This was even lampshaded when Benson talked about how everybody in the park helped him get over her, but they didn't remember.
remember. To date, the reason behind this breakup is still unknown.
1st Aug '16 8:46:52 AM SaraJaye
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* Subverted with Jack and Rachel in season 6 of ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''. Their breakup is announced in the season 7 premiere, but it's foreshadowed in the previous season finale when they realize their relationship was built on physical attraction and Jack competing with Eric for Rachel.
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