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18th Dec '17 2:40:27 AM Nyame
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** Naruto's own parents recognize each other as this as well. His mother Kushina was bullied as a child for being an outsider -- the other kids liked to pick on her long, flowing red hair in particular, which caused her to resent it. She also didn't think much of his father Minato as first, believing him to be "flaky". One day, though, Kushina was kidnapped by Kumo ninja [[spoiler:for being the Kyuubi Jinchuriki]]. She made of TrailOfBreadCrumbs using strands of her hair, and just when it seemed no one had caught on, Minato appeared and [[RescueRomance rescued her]]. He was the only one to catch on to what she was doing, and even admitted that the first thing he noticed about her when they first met was her "beautiful" red hair. That was the moment that Kushina realized that the hair she hated so much had become her RedStringOfFate that led her to her soulmate.

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** Naruto's own parents recognize each other as this as well. His mother Kushina was bullied as a child for being an outsider -- the other kids liked to pick on her long, flowing red hair in particular, which caused her to resent it. She also didn't think much of his father Minato as first, believing him to be "flaky"."flaky" (not unlike how Naruto initially thought of Hinata as "weird"). One day, though, Kushina was kidnapped by Kumo ninja [[spoiler:for being the Kyuubi Jinchuriki]]. She made of a TrailOfBreadCrumbs using strands of her hair, and just when it seemed no one had caught on, Minato appeared and [[RescueRomance rescued her]]. He was the only one to catch on to what she was doing, and even admitted that the first thing he noticed about her when they first met was her "beautiful" red hair. That was the moment that Kushina realized that the hair she hated so much had become her RedStringOfFate that led her to her soulmate.



* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': [[spoiler:On her deathbed]], Laurel Lance admitted to Oliver Queen that he was the love of her life. While Oliver had seemingly moved on with Felicity Smoak at the time, Season Five makes it clear that he still loved Laurel even then, and would always love her, for as long as he lived. [[spoiler:Hence, her death is the one the breaks him the most, as he never got the chance to admit this to her before she died. He is only really able to move on when he tells the "Laurel" produced by the LotusEaterMachine used by the Dominators during the "Invasion!" crossover all the things he couldn't say to his Laurel: that he loved her, [[InsecureLoveInterest that he wasn't the man she loved, and that she always deserved better than him]]. This along with the fact that it was ''Laurel'', not Felicity, that was his ideal lover in this perfect fantasy, all but confirms that she was the love of ''his'' life, just like he was for hers]].

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': [[spoiler:On her deathbed]], Laurel Lance admitted to Oliver Queen that he was the love of her life. While Oliver had seemingly moved on with Felicity Smoak at the time, Season Five makes it clear that he still loved Laurel even then, and would always love her, for as long as he lived. [[spoiler:Hence, her death is the one the breaks him the most, as he never got the chance to admit this to her before she died. He is only really able to move on when he tells the "Laurel" produced by the LotusEaterMachine used by the Dominators during the "Invasion!" crossover all the things he couldn't say to his Laurel: that he loved her, [[InsecureLoveInterest that he wasn't the man she loved, and that she always deserved better than him]]. This along with the fact that it was ''Laurel'', not Felicity, that was his ideal lover in this perfect fantasy, all but confirms that she was the love of ''his'' life, just like he was for hers]].hers. For further proof, as the illusion continued to gradually fall apart for Oliver, confusing him, the only thing he was sure of was that he loved Laurel, and that the one thing he wanted, more than anything else, was to marry her]].



* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': The final episode of the series reveals "soul stones;" everyone has one on the North Star, and those that fit together are soulmates. [[spoiler:Sabrina stops her wedding with Aaron after she finds that their soul stones don't fit, and walks away from the altar--only to run into Harvey. They kiss and ride off as their soul stones fall together and fit ''perfectly'']].

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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch'': The final episode of the series reveals "soul stones;" stones"; everyone has one on the North Star, and those that fit together are soulmates. [[spoiler:Sabrina stops her wedding with Aaron after she finds that their soul stones don't fit, and walks away from the altar--only to run into Harvey. They kiss and ride off as their soul stones fall together and fit ''perfectly'']].
19th Nov '17 1:14:08 PM Eievie
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* ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'': Played with in regards to Ganth and the Dreamweaver. Ganth ''obsessively adored'' her, and it was clearly unhealthy. It definitely isn't glamorized--it's clear this is very screwed up... although Ganth's feeling at least are also somewhat tragic. But even so, Ganth definitely believes they were OneTrueLove... although no one else really agrees with him, and the story doesn't present them as such.
-->'''Ganth''': You don't understand. What happened was fated.\\
'''[[DeadpanSnarker Trishien]]''': Well, it was certainly fatal.
14th Nov '17 10:02:11 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'': A bit of a complicated example because Inuyasha's OneTrueLove is Kikyou's soul. Inuyasha and Kikyou were deeply in love and were very close to living out their ideal married life, but this ended tragically when Naraku tricked the two into hating each other. Naraku fatally wounded Kikyou while disguised as Inuyasha, and expected Kikyou to take Inuyasha's life while using the jewel to heal herself. She could not bring herself to do either out of love for Inuyasha, and instead used her remaining strength to shoot a single sealing arrow to pin him to the Goshinboku tree. Kikyou was full of both bitter hatred and very strong love towards Inuyasha at the time of her death. The Shikon Jewel became corrupted in response to her hatred while the love granted her a wish to see Iuyasha again. Naraku planned to use the tainted Jewel but Kikyou ordered Kaede to burn it with her body just before her death. Inuyasha and Kikyo's love ''transcended time and space'' as the desire to see Inuyasha again was the wish that the Shikon Jewel used to reincarnate Kikyou as Kagome and therefore reconstitute itself despite Kikyo's conscious decision to destroy the jewel with herself. Kagome becomes Kikyou's successor, and although Kikyou was the woman Inuyasha "loved most in all the world", Inuyasha comes to realise that he is destined to be with Kagome (though they are different people, they are also one and the same). [[spoiler:Inuyasha and Kikyou (as Kagome) finally get [[EarnYourHappyEnding to live out their happily married lives together in the end]] like they had first planned those many years ago]].

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* ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'': A bit of a complicated example because Inuyasha's OneTrueLove is Kikyou's soul. Inuyasha and Kikyou were deeply in love and were very close to living out their ideal married life, but this ended tragically when Naraku tricked the two into hating each other. Naraku fatally wounded Kikyou while disguised as Inuyasha, and expected Kikyou to take Inuyasha's life while using the jewel to heal herself. She could not bring herself to do either out of love for Inuyasha, and instead used her remaining strength to shoot a single sealing arrow to pin him to the Goshinboku tree. Kikyou tree; this meant, [[BrokenBird Kikyou]] was full of both bitter hatred and very strong love towards Inuyasha Inuyasha]] at the time of her death. The death, so the Shikon Jewel became corrupted in response to her hatred while the love granted her a wish to see Iuyasha again. Naraku planned to use the tainted Jewel but Kikyou realized this and with her last words, ordered Kaede to burn it with her body just before her death. body, which she and the locals did. Inuyasha and Kikyo's love ''transcended time and space'' as the desire to see Inuyasha again was the wish that the Shikon Jewel used to reincarnate Kikyou as Kagome Higurashi, and therefore reconstitute itself despite Kikyo's conscious decision to destroy the jewel with herself. With time Kagome becomes Kikyou's successor, and although Kikyou was the woman Inuyasha "loved most in all the world", Inuyasha comes to realise that he is destined to be with Kagome (though they are different people, they are also one and the same). same), and Kagome also comes to understand it and let go of her own [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter insecurities about Kikyo and herself]]. [[spoiler:Inuyasha and Kikyou (as Kagome) finally get [[EarnYourHappyEnding to live out their happily married lives together in the end]] end]], like they had first planned those many years ago]].ago. And before that, the revived Kikyou [[PeacefulInDeath passed away peacefully]] in [[DiedInYourArmsTonight Inuyasha's embrace]], finally free of everything.]]



** Naruto has been searching for the one person who would love him unconditionally, in spite of everything that has and will transpire in his life, along with [[WartsAndAll all of his flaws]], like his parents would have if they lived beyond his birth. However, he was unable to reconcile this with the romantic implications of such a relationship due to his emotionally-stunted childhood, which was deprived of such affection because of his status as the village pariah. [[LovingAShadow He wanted that person to be Sakura, because he saw her love for Sasuke, and being Sasuke's rival and wanting to beat him out at something for once, sought that love for himself]]. However, after her [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]] in Chapter 469, he realized that she would ''never'' be this for him, and as a result [[ShipSinking he rejected her outright and stopped having a crush on her]]. ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' makes it clear that the person he's ''really'' been searching for all this time is [[spoiler:Hinata, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance the girl who has admired, acknowledged, and loved him for the way he is since the day they met]]. Naruto was never able to notice [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Hinata's rather unsubtle feelings for him]] because he has never been able to truly understand the concept of [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove romantic love]]. However, as the events of ''The Last'' progress and he finally understands, he realizes that Hinata is the person he's meant to protect and be with, as he also understands the true nature of his own feelings for her]].

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** Naruto has been searching for the one person who would love him unconditionally, in spite of everything that has and will transpire in his life, along with [[WartsAndAll all of his flaws]], like his parents would have if they lived beyond his birth. However, he was unable to reconcile this with the romantic implications of such a relationship due to his emotionally-stunted childhood, which was deprived of such affection because of his status as the village pariah. [[LovingAShadow He wanted that person to be Sakura, because he saw her love for Sasuke, and being Sasuke's rival and wanting to beat him out at something for once, sought that love for himself]]. However, after her [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] Sakura's desperate [[FalseConfession fake love confession]] in Chapter 469, he realized that she would ''never'' be this for him, and as a result [[ShipSinking he rejected her outright confession]] and stopped having a crush on her]].realized that she'd simply never be able to love him that way. ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' makes it clear that the person he's ''really'' been searching for all this time is [[spoiler:Hinata, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance the girl who has admired, acknowledged, and loved him for the way he is since the day they met]]. Naruto was never able to notice [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Hinata's rather unsubtle feelings for him]] because because, up until then, he has had never been able to truly understand the concept of [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove romantic love]]. However, as the events of ''The Last'' progress and he finally understands, progress, with some help of [[ShipperOnDeck Sakura]] he realizes that Hinata is the person he's meant to protect and be with, as he also understands the true nature of his own feelings for her]].
2nd Nov '17 7:53:24 PM Owlorange1995
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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Barry Allen and Iris West. They're even married on an alternate earth. While both are capable of feeling genuine attraction to others and can even fall in love with other people (Eddie Thawne for Iris, Patty Spivot for Barry), it always comes back to them in the end. Barry fully admits that Iris is the love of his life, and though she has yet to voice it out loud, it's clear Iris feels the same way.

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* ''Series/TheFlash2014'': Barry Allen and Iris West. They're even married on an alternate earth.earth and in the first timeline of the series. While both are capable of feeling genuine attraction to others and can even fall in love with other people (Eddie Thawne for Iris, Patty Spivot for Barry), it always comes back to them in the end. Barry fully admits that Iris is the love of his life, and though she has yet to voice it out loud, it's clear Iris admits she feels the same way.way too.
21st Oct '17 7:21:07 PM angie710
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Often LoveAtFirstSight occurs when someone spots or otherwise realizes that this person is their true love. BecauseDestinySaysSo or ThePowerOfLove are often invoked to explain why that person is the way they are or how you met them.

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Often LoveAtFirstSight occurs when someone spots or otherwise realizes that this person is their true love. BecauseDestinySaysSo or ThePowerOfLove are often invoked to explain why that person is the way they are or how you met them.
them. If sex is involved, it may overlap with SexEqualsLove.
21st Oct '17 8:20:21 AM Nyame
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* ''FanFic/TransformersAnimatedCybertronianGenesis'': Optimus Prime views Elita-1/Blackarachnia as his, which is why he doesn't even entertain the idea of a relationship with anyone else, even though, as the Hero of Cybertron, he could have anyone he wanted. In another life, had Blackarachnia remained Elita-1, it would've been mutual -- it's outright stated that Optimus was the only 'bot she ever felt anything for, even during her relationship with Sentinel.
15th Oct '17 8:13:14 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* Edward and Winry in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' may take the long route to get around to admitting their feelings to each other, but Ed is shown to have wanted to marry her since they were small children, and [[SingleTargetSexuality never displays interest in being with anyone else]]; once Winry realizes how she feels about him, she never looks back. [[spoiler:The series ends with a photograph of them as a married couple with kids]].
10th Oct '17 3:29:23 PM Nyame
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has been searching for the one person who would love him unconditionally, in spite of everything that has and will transpire in his life, along with [[WartsAndAll all of his flaws]], like his parents would have if they lived beyond his birth. However, he was unable to reconcile this with the romantic implications of such a relationship due to his emotionally-stunted childhood, which was deprived of such affection because of his status as the village pariah. [[LovingAShadow He wanted that person to be Sakura, because he saw her love for Sasuke, and being Sasuke's rival and wanting to beat him out at something for once, sought that love for himself]]. However, after her [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]] in Chapter 469, he realized that she would ''never'' be this for him, and as a result [[ShipSinking he rejected her outright and stopped having a crush on her]]. ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' makes it clear that the person he's ''really'' been searching for all this time is [[spoiler:Hinata, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance the girl who has admired, acknowledged, and loved him for the way he is since the day they met]]. Naruto was never able to notice [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Hinata's rather unsubtle feelings for him]] because he has never been able to truly understand the concept of [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove romantic love]]. However, as the events of ''The Last'' progress and he finally understands, he realizes that Hinata is the person he's meant to protect and be with, as he also understands the true nature of his own feelings for her]].
** As WordOfGod said at NYCC very beautifully:

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** Naruto
has been searching for the one person who would love him unconditionally, in spite of everything that has and will transpire in his life, along with [[WartsAndAll all of his flaws]], like his parents would have if they lived beyond his birth. However, he was unable to reconcile this with the romantic implications of such a relationship due to his emotionally-stunted childhood, which was deprived of such affection because of his status as the village pariah. [[LovingAShadow He wanted that person to be Sakura, because he saw her love for Sasuke, and being Sasuke's rival and wanting to beat him out at something for once, sought that love for himself]]. However, after her [[NeverLiveItDown infamous]] [[FalseConfession fake love confession]] in Chapter 469, he realized that she would ''never'' be this for him, and as a result [[ShipSinking he rejected her outright and stopped having a crush on her]]. ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' makes it clear that the person he's ''really'' been searching for all this time is [[spoiler:Hinata, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance the girl who has admired, acknowledged, and loved him for the way he is since the day they met]]. Naruto was never able to notice [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Hinata's rather unsubtle feelings for him]] because he has never been able to truly understand the concept of [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove romantic love]]. However, as the events of ''The Last'' progress and he finally understands, he realizes that Hinata is the person he's meant to protect and be with, as he also understands the true nature of his own feelings for her]].
** *** As WordOfGod said at NYCC very beautifully:



** Interestingly, Naruto and [[spoiler:Hinata]] manage to fit all three possibilities that make them soulmates. First, [[BirdsOfAFeather they have quite a lot in common]], from their [[DarkAndTroubledPast lonely and painful past]] to their [[IJustWantToBeLoved desire to be loved]] to their [[AllLovingHero empathetic nature]] and to their habits and likes when it comes to food and plants. Second, they are {{Foil}}s to each other in regards to [[OppositesAttract their different personalities]], and Naruto previously had a one-sided shallow crush on the HotBlooded pink-haired {{Tsundere}} Sakura (until [[ShipSinking Chapter 469]]) before he fell in love with and got HappilyMarried to [[spoiler:the {{Shy Blue Haired|Girl}} NiceGirl Hinata]], so TrueLoveIsExceptional as well. Finally, they are revealed to be MindlinkMates in Chapter 677, but even as far back as the Chunin Exams arc, after Naruto learned some of [[spoiler:Hinata's]] {{Backstory}}--that she was viewed as a failure by [[AbusiveParents her own family]] and she desired to be acknowledged and accepted by them--he came to understand her a lot better because he realized she was very similar to him: he himself was viewed as a failure by almost all of Konoha and he desired to be acknowledged and accepted by everyone.

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** *** Interestingly, Naruto and [[spoiler:Hinata]] manage to fit all three possibilities that make them soulmates. First, [[BirdsOfAFeather they have quite a lot in common]], from their [[DarkAndTroubledPast lonely and painful past]] to their [[IJustWantToBeLoved desire to be loved]] to their [[AllLovingHero empathetic nature]] and to their habits and likes when it comes to food and plants. Second, they are {{Foil}}s to each other in regards to [[OppositesAttract their different personalities]], and Naruto previously had a one-sided shallow crush on the HotBlooded pink-haired {{Tsundere}} Sakura (until [[ShipSinking Chapter 469]]) before he fell in love with and got HappilyMarried to [[spoiler:the {{Shy Blue Haired|Girl}} NiceGirl Hinata]], so TrueLoveIsExceptional as well. Finally, they are revealed to be MindlinkMates in Chapter 677, but even as far back as the Chunin Exams arc, after Naruto learned some of [[spoiler:Hinata's]] {{Backstory}}--that she was viewed as a failure by [[AbusiveParents her own family]] and she desired to be acknowledged and accepted by them--he came to understand her a lot better because he realized she was very similar to him: he himself was viewed as a failure by almost all of Konoha and he desired to be acknowledged and accepted by everyone.everyone.
** Naruto's own parents recognize each other as this as well. His mother Kushina was bullied as a child for being an outsider -- the other kids liked to pick on her long, flowing red hair in particular, which caused her to resent it. She also didn't think much of his father Minato as first, believing him to be "flaky". One day, though, Kushina was kidnapped by Kumo ninja [[spoiler:for being the Kyuubi Jinchuriki]]. She made of TrailOfBreadCrumbs using strands of her hair, and just when it seemed no one had caught on, Minato appeared and [[RescueRomance rescued her]]. He was the only one to catch on to what she was doing, and even admitted that the first thing he noticed about her when they first met was her "beautiful" red hair. That was the moment that Kushina realized that the hair she hated so much had become her RedStringOfFate that led her to her soulmate.
29th Sep '17 6:28:53 PM Nyame
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* ''Series/{{Scandal}}'': Olivia Pope and President Fitzgerald Grant III are the love of each other's lives. Unfortunately, because TrueLoveIsBoring, they're relationship is constantly on-and-off, either due to outside forces (such as Fitz's political career, as he's unhappily married to First Lady Mellie Grant -- Olivia is/was his mistress, even though he sees her as more than that) or their own personal reasons (Olivia broke up with Fitz in Season Five even though his divorce meant they could finally be together openly because she, like Mellie, hated the idea of being stuck in a GildedCage and playing the part of First Lady, being far more capable than just a glorified hostess and housewife).
22nd Sep '17 5:47:42 AM Ea4g
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* {{Franchise/Superman}}: Clark Kent and Lois Lane. Pretty much everyone and their dog knows that these two are they are made for each other. Evidence-every form of media they've ever appeared in.
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