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18th Apr '17 12:36:59 PM LadyNorbert
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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', the Iron Bull is a hulking, snarky Qunari warrior who really DoesNotLikeMagic. Doesn't stop him from entering a romance with an elf or human mage, or with a dwarf (who only comes up to his knees). His people have been at war for ages with Tevinter, the homeland of mustachioed mage Dorian, who can be romanced by a male Inquisitor of any race, including Qunari. [[spoiler:If the Inquisitor doesn't romance either of them, they can end up together.]]



* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Hayley is TheCynic and has has a bit of a selfish streak. Elan is a WideEyedIdealist who loves being in a team and automatically puts the needs of others before himself. As a result of their relationship, Hayley becomes more open to others (but is still cynical) and Elan becomes less of a QuirkyBard (but is still idealistic). The opposites attract trope is [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by V, who compares them with Roy and Miko, who, despite their similarities and Roy's intial attraction to Miko, can't ''stand'' each other.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Hannelore's parents - her father is a goofy well meaning MadScientist, and her mother is a calculating, dispassionate {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}} supervillain.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', Hayley is TheCynic and has has a bit of a selfish streak. Elan is a WideEyedIdealist who loves being in a team and automatically puts the needs of others before himself. As a result of their relationship, Hayley becomes more open to others (but is still cynical) and Elan becomes less of a QuirkyBard (but is still idealistic). The opposites attract trope is [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] by V, who compares them with Roy and Miko, who, despite their similarities and Roy's intial initial attraction to Miko, can't ''stand'' each other.
* ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'': Hannelore's parents - her father is a goofy well meaning MadScientist, and her mother is a calculating, dispassionate {{Corrupt Corporate Executive}} CorruptCorporateExecutive supervillain.



* SPC Kate Norley, an activist representing Vets For Freedom, a group whose "mission is to educate the American public about the importance of achieving success in [Iraq and Afghanistan]," and ''still'' an occasional guest commentator on Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}}, while attending the 2008 RNC convention to ''show her support for John [=McCain=]'', as part of a campaign that earned her praise from right-wing bloggers up to and including Creator/MichelleMalkin, apparently fell in love with one of the correspondents there. They married in 2011. His name? ''Creator/JohnOliver''.

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* SPC Kate Norley, an activist representing Vets For Freedom, a group whose "mission is to educate the American public about the importance of achieving success in [Iraq and Afghanistan]," and ''still'' an occasional guest commentator on Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}}, while attending the 2008 RNC convention to ''show her support for John [=McCain=]'', as part of a campaign that earned her praise from right-wing bloggers up to and including Creator/MichelleMalkin, Michelle Malkin, apparently fell in love with one of the correspondents there. They married in 2011. His name? ''Creator/JohnOliver''.
15th Apr '17 8:14:49 PM mouschilight
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Most of the [[OfficialCouple Official Couples]], past and future, in the series fit this mold.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Most of the [[OfficialCouple Official Couples]], {{Official Couple}}s, past and future, in the series fit this mold.



** Minato and Kushina, the former being very [[NiceGuy a nice and polite man]] and the latter being a HotBlooded {{Tomboy}}.

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** Minato and Kushina, the former being very [[NiceGuy a very nice and polite man]] and the latter being a HotBlooded {{Tomboy}}.
9th Apr '17 6:08:56 PM mouschilight
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Most of the [[OfficialCouple Official Couples]], past and future, in the series fit this mold.



** Minato and Kushina, the former being very a nice and polite man and the latter being a hot-blooded tomboy.
** Shikamaru and Temari; he's lazy, calm and prone to doubting himself, she's an aggressive ActionGirl.
** In the [[Manga/RockLeesSpringtimeOfYouth Rock Lee spin-off]], possessive, ill-tempered Neji is more than once implied to have some sort of [[KissingCousins romantic affection for his cousin]] sweet, calm Hinata, this being a case of BroodingBoyGentleGirl.

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** Minato and Kushina, the former being very [[NiceGuy a nice and polite man man]] and the latter being a hot-blooded tomboy.
HotBlooded {{Tomboy}}.
** Shikamaru and Temari; [[BrilliantButLazy he's lazy, calm and prone to doubting himself, himself]], while she's an aggressive ActionGirl.
ActionGirl.
** In [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl Sakura, the [[Manga/RockLeesSpringtimeOfYouth Rock Lee spin-off]], possessive, ill-tempered Neji is more than once implied to have some sort of [[KissingCousins romantic affection for his cousin]] sweet, calm Hinata, this being a case of BroodingBoyGentleGirl.loud, brash healer from an ordinary family who starts the series quite weak loves the calm, broody Uchiha prodigy Sasuke]].
** TheSocialExpert Ino with NoSocialSkills Sai.
** Dog-lover Kiba starts dating cat-lover Tamaki.
4th Apr '17 5:59:42 PM sgamer82
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** Haru from ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}'' is a tall stereotypical RichBitch ([[CharacterDevelopment at first]]) who loves the sound of her own voice, and she's going out with Tsurezure, who's short, quiet, and reserved. They also got married, according to a cameo in ''Manga/KomorisanWaKotowarenai''.

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** Haru from ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}'' is a tall stereotypical RichBitch ([[CharacterDevelopment at first]]) who loves the sound of her own voice, and she's going out with Tsurezure, who's short, quiet, and reserved. They also got married, according to a cameo in ''Manga/KomorisanWaKotowarenai''.''Manga/KomorisanCantDecline''.
29th Mar '17 2:29:27 AM mouschilight
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** Hinata is attracted to Naruto even though she's an [[JapanesePoliteness overly polite]], stuttering ShrinkingViolet with nil self-confidence and he's a complete [[BrattyHalfPint rude, loud]], overly-optimistic IdiotHero. [[spoiler:Naruto eventually falls for her too.]]

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** Hinata is attracted to Naruto even though she's an [[JapanesePoliteness overly polite]], stuttering ShrinkingViolet with nil self-confidence and he's a complete [[BrattyHalfPint rude, loud]], overly-optimistic IdiotHero. [[spoiler:Naruto Naruto eventually falls for her too.]]too. Interestingly enough, only in personality do they embody this trope; overall, they more accurately fit BirdsOfAFeather.
25th Mar '17 5:28:26 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'', starring Cybill Shepherd and BruceWillis. Maddie (Shepherd) is a chic, smart, former supermodel who's dead serious about running the business; David (Willis) is a glib, lighthearted, and pragmatic Private Investigator.

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* ''Series/{{Moonlighting}}'', starring Cybill Shepherd and BruceWillis.Creator/BruceWillis. Maddie (Shepherd) is a chic, smart, former supermodel who's dead serious about running the business; David (Willis) is a glib, lighthearted, and pragmatic Private Investigator.
14th Mar '17 3:58:00 PM secretfan14
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* OneeSama + {{Moe}} {{Dojikko}}

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* OneeSama + {{Moe}} {{Dojikko}}CuteClumsyGirl
9th Mar '17 3:46:59 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': Kind, friendly, cheerful [[NiceGirl Kaeloo]] and cruel, violent, [[{{Jerkass}} Mr. Cat]] who is almost always in a bad mood.
7th Mar '17 2:50:11 PM TheSinful
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* Near the end of ''[[http://cartoon.adult-fanfiction.org/story.php?no=600095039&chapter=4 How I Learned to Love a Wild Horse]]'', {{Tomboy}} BikerBabe Donna hooks up with {{Adorkable}} nerd Arnold after the two bond over a love of anime.
4th Mar '17 6:49:34 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'' has Mahanon and Cassandra, who are arguably as different as they could be. He's an elf hunter who grew up in the woods, reveres the Dalish pantheon, and usually has a snarky comeback. She's a human noblewoman who devotedly serves the Maker and is often extremely serious. They are nevertheless very well suited for each other.



** Parodied with Nobby (grotesque and cynical petty thief watchman) and Tawnee (stunningly beautiful and jawdroppingly naive exotic dancer) in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}''. When Nobby says Tawnee thinks they're "two halves of the same soul", Sergeant Colon thinks about this for a moment and concludes "Yeah. Not the same stuff in each half, obviously. Sort of ... sieved." [[spoiler: They split up when Tawnee realises she has options and Nobby realises she can't cook.]]

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** Parodied with Nobby (grotesque and cynical petty thief watchman) and Tawnee (stunningly beautiful and jawdroppingly naive exotic dancer) in ''Discworld/{{Thud}}''. When Nobby says Tawnee thinks they're "two halves of the same soul", Sergeant Colon thinks about this for a moment and concludes "Yeah. Not the same stuff in each half, obviously. Sort of ...of... sieved." [[spoiler: They split up when Tawnee realises she has options and Nobby realises she can't cook.]]



-->'''Rowling''': "I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. Thatís how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione with Ron. [..] I know, Iím sorry, I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if Iím absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking peopleís hearts by saying this? I hope not. [..] It was a young relationship. I think the attraction itself is plausible but the combative side of itÖ Iím not sure you could have got over that in an adult relationship, there was too much fundamental incompatibility. I canít believe we are saying all of this Ė this is Potter heresy! [..] Oh, maybe she and Ron will be alright with a bit of counseling, you know. I wonder what happens at wizard marriage counseling? Theyíll probably be fine. He needs to work on his self-esteem issues and she needs to work on being a little less critical."

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-->'''Rowling''': "I wrote the Hermione/Ron relationship as a form of wish fulfillment. Thatís how it was conceived, really. For reasons that have very little to do with literature and far more to do with me clinging to the plot as I first imagined it, Hermione with Ron. [..] I know, Iím sorry, I can hear the rage and fury it might cause some fans, but if Iím absolutely honest, distance has given me perspective on that. It was a choice I made for very personal reasons, not for reasons of credibility. Am I breaking peopleís hearts by saying this? I hope not. [..] It was a young relationship. I think the attraction itself is plausible but the combative side of itÖ Iím not sure you could have got over that in an adult relationship, there was too much fundamental incompatibility. I canít believe we are saying all of this Ė this is Potter heresy! [..] Oh, maybe she and Ron will be alright all right with a bit of counseling, you know. I wonder what happens at wizard marriage counseling? Theyíll probably be fine. He needs to work on his self-esteem issues and she needs to work on being a little less critical."
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