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9th Jan '16 5:41:34 AM Baeraad555
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* Marcus Flutie from the Literature/JessicaDarling series is this, which Jessica [[GenreSavvy notes]] but [[{{Deconstruction}} isn't too happy about]] - being the first girl who he was willing to change for puts altogether too much pressure on her for her taste, and his extensive sexual history partly skeeves her out, partly makes her feel insecure about her own inexperience.
22nd Aug '15 3:55:08 PM zootsutra
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Reformed Rakes are what happens when the heroine of a romance story wants to [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys eat her shallow little cake]] and [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan matrimonially have it too]] -- [[BlatantLies because, of course, former bad boys make the best husbands.]] This is a common Regency Romance trope. When it applies, any man who didn't sleep around as a bachelor is ''supposedly'' going to be a boring wimp as a husband at best, if not an outright villain. Conversely men famous for cutting a swathe through the wives and mistresses of the town not only knows how to please a woman and protect her from harm, he is only waiting for that one special woman who will cause him to reform and cleave to her with unwavering fidelity as the perfect family man.

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Reformed Rakes are what happens when the heroine of a romance story wants to [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys eat her shallow little cake]] and [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan matrimonially have it too]] -- [[BlatantLies because, of course, former bad boys make the best husbands.]] This is a common Regency Romance trope. When it applies, any man who didn't sleep around as a bachelor is ''supposedly'' going to be a boring wimp as a husband at best, if not an outright villain. Conversely Conversely, men famous for cutting a swathe through the wives and mistresses of the town not only knows how to please a woman and protect her from harm, he is only waiting for that one special woman who will cause him to reform and cleave to her with unwavering fidelity as the perfect family man.
22nd Aug '15 3:54:28 PM zootsutra
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Reformed Rakes are what happens when the heroine of a romance story wants to [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys have her shallow little cake]] and [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan matrimonially eat it too]] -- [[BlatantLies because, of course, former bad boys make the best husbands.]] This is a common Regency Romance trope. When it applies any man who didn't sleep around as a bachelor is ''supposedly'' going to be a boring wimp as a husband at best, if not an outright villain. Conversely men famous for cutting a swathe through the wives and mistresses of the town not only knows how to please a woman and protect her from harm, he is only waiting for that one special woman who will cause him to reform and cleave to her with unwavering fidelity as the perfect family man.

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Reformed Rakes are what happens when the heroine of a romance story wants to [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys have eat her shallow little cake]] and [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan matrimonially eat have it too]] -- [[BlatantLies because, of course, former bad boys make the best husbands.]] This is a common Regency Romance trope. When it applies applies, any man who didn't sleep around as a bachelor is ''supposedly'' going to be a boring wimp as a husband at best, if not an outright villain. Conversely men famous for cutting a swathe through the wives and mistresses of the town not only knows how to please a woman and protect her from harm, he is only waiting for that one special woman who will cause him to reform and cleave to her with unwavering fidelity as the perfect family man.
5th Jan '15 7:10:29 PM Scabbard
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* Howl of ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'', sort of. His heart was literally missing and Sophie had to reform him by finding it. With it, he's still a snarky, cowardly, overdramatic peacock of a wizard, he just doesn't chase every girl in Ingary anymore.

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* Howl of ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'', sort of. His heart was literally missing [[spoiler:literally missing]] and Sophie had to reform him by finding it. With it, he's [[spoiler:finding it]]. He's still a snarky, cowardly, overdramatic peacock of a wizard, he just doesn't chase every girl in Ingary anymore.
18th Dec '14 5:07:28 PM TVRulezAgain
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* Tramp from ''LadyAndTheTramp''. Falling in love, being adopted into a family, and becoming a father will do that to a dog.

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* Tramp from ''LadyAndTheTramp''.''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp''. Falling in love, being adopted into a family, and becoming a father will do that to a dog.
27th Nov '14 11:12:28 PM PaulA
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* GeorgetteHeyer, the [[TropeCodifier Genre Codifier]] of the Regency Romance, had a fondness for [[TheJerkIndex characters of questionable character]]. The anti-heroes of ''These Old Shades'', ''Devil's Cub'', ''Frederica'', and ''Black Sheep'', among others, are rakes and libertines (and jerks) until they meet their matches, while ''Cotillion'' and ''Venetia'' are subversions.

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* GeorgetteHeyer, Creator/GeorgetteHeyer, the [[TropeCodifier Genre Codifier]] of the Regency Romance, had a fondness for [[TheJerkIndex characters of questionable character]]. The anti-heroes of ''These Old Shades'', ''Devil's Cub'', ''Frederica'', ''Literature/TheseOldShades'', ''Literature/DevilsCub'', ''Literature/{{Frederica}}'', and ''Black Sheep'', ''Literature/BlackSheep'', among others, are rakes and libertines (and jerks) until they meet their matches, while ''Cotillion'' ''Literature/{{Cotillion}}'' and ''Venetia'' ''Literature/{{Venetia}}'' are subversions.
6th May '14 4:18:34 PM LongLiveHumour
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* According to WordOfGod, Patrick Maitland from ''{{Coupling}}''. The final episode of the series showed him awkwardly proposing to his girlfriend Sally, but the scene ended with a stunned Sally babbling an incoherent string of F-Bombs. Some time later, creator StevenMoffat was asked what happened to the characters after the end of the show on a forum. To quote him:

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* According to WordOfGod, Patrick Maitland from ''{{Coupling}}''.''Series/{{Coupling}}''. The final episode of the series showed him awkwardly proposing to his girlfriend Sally, but the scene ended with a stunned Sally babbling an incoherent string of F-Bombs. Some time later, creator StevenMoffat Creator/StevenMoffat was asked what happened to the characters after the end of the show on a forum. To quote him:
26th Feb '14 7:42:08 PM foxley
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22nd Jan '14 3:53:47 PM StFan
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* Howl of ''HowlsMovingCastle'', sort of. His heart was literally missing and Sophie had to reform him by finding it. With it, he's still a snarky, cowardly, overdramatic peacock of a wizard, he just doesn't chase every girl in Ingary anymore.

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* Howl of ''HowlsMovingCastle'', ''Literature/HowlsMovingCastle'', sort of. His heart was literally missing and Sophie had to reform him by finding it. With it, he's still a snarky, cowardly, overdramatic peacock of a wizard, he just doesn't chase every girl in Ingary anymore.
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