History Main / RedStringofFate

8th Jun '18 4:29:40 PM fruitstripegum
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* Used literally in ''Manga/GanKon'': the protagonist and her goddess girlfriend have a physical red string connecting them, which they use as a weapon against enemies. The stronger their relationship at the moment, the stronger the string becomes.

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* Used literally in ''Manga/GanKon'': the protagonist and her his goddess girlfriend have a physical red string connecting them, which they use as a weapon against enemies. The stronger their relationship at the moment, the stronger the string becomes.
27th May '18 8:44:34 AM manepony101
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* Also in the lyrics of "Envy Catwalk" by Hatsune Miku.
11th May '18 7:13:18 PM comicwriter
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* Referenced in ''Comicbook/DCComicsBombshells'', with Comicbook/{{Batwoman}} likening the red string of fate to the stitching on her baseballs. [[spoiler: At the end of the series, she ends up marrying Maggie Sawyer, a girl she met back when they played together on the same baseball team]].

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* Referenced in ''Comicbook/DCComicsBombshells'', with Comicbook/{{Batwoman}} likening the red string of fate to the red stitching on her baseballs. the baseballs she uses. [[spoiler: At This turns out to be foreshadowing, as at the end of the series, she ends up marrying marries Maggie Sawyer, a girl she met back when they played together on the same baseball team]].
11th May '18 7:04:13 PM comicwriter
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* Referenced in ''Comicbook/DCComicsBombshells'', with Comicbook/{{Batwoman}} likening the red string of fate to the stitching on her baseballs. [[spoiler: At the end of the series, she ends up marrying Maggie Sawyer, a girl she met back when they played together on the same baseball team]].
28th Apr '18 2:51:05 PM nombretomado
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* InvokedTrope in ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero.]]'' In a flashback, the Japanese-American Roland proposes to his Chinese-American boyfriend Cord using a red string. [[BreakTheCutie Cord's talking about it in a psych ward, after Roland's death in a carjacking.]] When he finishes the story, the male nurse Thad falls in love with him.

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* InvokedTrope in ''[[{{WebOriginal/Takotsubo}} ''[[{{Literature/Takotsubo}} Takotsubo: The story of a superhero.]]'' In a flashback, the Japanese-American Roland proposes to his Chinese-American boyfriend Cord using a red string. [[BreakTheCutie Cord's talking about it in a psych ward, after Roland's death in a carjacking.]] When he finishes the story, the male nurse Thad falls in love with him.
5th Apr '18 6:19:21 PM comicwriter
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* A rare Western example appears in ''Comicbook/{{Snotgirl}}'', where Charlene realizes she's in love with Lottie while wrapping her fingers around a red string on her [[StringTheory investigation board]].
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31st Mar '18 1:34:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[Franchise/FatalFrame Fatal Frame II]]'' uses a non-romantic variety for the Twin Shrine maidens and wardens. During the ritual, they have a thick, red cord as a sash that is tying the two twins together. It's meant to symbolize how they were originally one person, born as two during birth, and are about to 'become one' again. Flashbacks to Sae's ritual and herself show her being made to go through the ritual with her red cord torn, since Yae was not there.

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* ''[[Franchise/FatalFrame Fatal Frame II]]'' ''VideoGame/FatalFrameIICrimsonButterfly'' uses a non-romantic variety for the Twin Shrine maidens and wardens. During the ritual, they have a thick, red cord as a sash that is tying the two twins together. It's meant to symbolize how they were originally one person, born as two during birth, and are about to 'become one' again. Flashbacks to Sae's ritual and herself show her being made to go through the ritual with her red cord torn, since Yae was not there.
19th Mar '18 8:16:25 AM Pichu-kun
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB5KhdrUcd4 This]] (mainly UsefulNotes/FurryFandom) fan-animation set to "Two Birds" by Regina Spektor uses the red string to depict how the various character's lives are tied together.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB5KhdrUcd4 This]] (mainly UsefulNotes/FurryFandom) fan-animation animatic, set to "Two Birds" by Regina Spektor Spektor, uses the red string to depict how the various character's lives are tied together.
19th Mar '18 8:14:37 AM Pichu-kun
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Warning: [[StrangledByTheRedString Choking Hazard]]. May be related to the PinkySwear. Usually involved in ReincarnationRomance. See also FateDrivesUsTogether and ForgottenFirstMeeting. Compare LoveBeforeFirstSight and MindlinkMates.

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Warning: [[StrangledByTheRedString Choking Hazard]]. May be related to the PinkySwear. Usually involved in ReincarnationRomance. See also FateDrivesUsTogether and ForgottenFirstMeeting. Compare LoveBeforeFirstSight and MindlinkMates.
MindlinkMates. {{Soulmate AU Fic}}s use a form of this.



* In the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' fic "[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/452818 With Your Crooked Heart]]”, most people (except those supposedly incapable of love) have words on their forearm which appear as if by magic at some point in their lives, usually during childhood. The words are in the handwriting of your True Love and may be a name, address, or cryptic clue like a poem or obscure reference. When the clue is obvious, like an address, you can hurry fate along by turning up on their doorstep, but if its as vague as a line of poetry, you may have to get to know your True Love before the clue begins to make sense.
* In the ''Film/{{TiMER}}''-inspired ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' fic “[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/287582 Blue Veins]]”, everyone has a magical configuration of veins near the surface on the inside of the wrist that count down to the moment you meet your True Love.
* In the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' fic “[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/440801 Put a Smile in Your Name]]”, everyone is born with the first name of their True Love in their True Love’s handwriting on their palm. Databases of this information exist and, for a fee, matchmaking companies will check for any matches between your name and the name on your palm.
* In the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' fic "[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/322377 Finding John]]”, everyone is born with the first name of their True Love like a tattoo on the inside of one finger. With only a limited number of first names, it’s usually not enough information (unless you’re The British Government) to lead you to a person but once you meet your True Love, they’ll have your name too and the particular color and shade of your names will match.
* This trope is defied in the ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' fic, "[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/435055 To the Limits of Your Choice]]" when Sherlock chooses not to care, or perhaps not to accept the consequences of acknowledging the person symbolized by the soulmate mark on his wrist. When John finds his soulmate, Sherlock asks John to choose between camaraderie with him and romance with her [[spoiler:and John also defies this trope, choosing to continue adventuring with Sherlock]].
17th Jan '18 2:52:40 AM Cryoclaste
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* Also in L.J. Smith's ''VampireDiaries'', Elena remembers stories of "the souls of true lovers" being connected by "a silver string from heart to heart or a red cord from pinky to pinky", but it's the first one that she's able to find (and follow). Stefan and Elena are bound together by the silver cord from soul to soul, implying that they are destined soulmates.

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* Also in L.J. Smith's ''VampireDiaries'', ''Literature/TheVampireDiaries'', Elena remembers stories of "the souls of true lovers" being connected by "a silver string from heart to heart or a red cord from pinky to pinky", but it's the first one that she's able to find (and follow). Stefan and Elena are bound together by the silver cord from soul to soul, implying that they are destined soulmates.
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