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12th Feb '16 6:30:40 AM Morgenthaler
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* Happens with Solars and Lunars in ''{{Exalted}}''. All Celestial Exalted reincarnate after death (well, [[OurSoulsAreDifferent it's a bit more complicated than that]], but that's the gist of it), and every Solar is bonded to a specific Lunar and vice versa. Such pairs are referred to as mates. Despite the name, it doesn't have to be a romantic relationship; any strong emotional bond can apply, ranging from [[JustFriends close friendship]] to [[FoeYay intense hatred]]. If they're even remotely compatible with one another, though, chances are good that it'll be this. Of course, this isn't exclusive to Solars and Lunars; all Celestial Exalted have memories from past lives, and it's entirely possible to run into a reincarnated lover.
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* Happens with Solars and Lunars in ''{{Exalted}}''.''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}''. All Celestial Exalted reincarnate after death (well, [[OurSoulsAreDifferent it's a bit more complicated than that]], but that's the gist of it), and every Solar is bonded to a specific Lunar and vice versa. Such pairs are referred to as mates. Despite the name, it doesn't have to be a romantic relationship; any strong emotional bond can apply, ranging from [[JustFriends close friendship]] to [[FoeYay intense hatred]]. If they're even remotely compatible with one another, though, chances are good that it'll be this. Of course, this isn't exclusive to Solars and Lunars; all Celestial Exalted have memories from past lives, and it's entirely possible to run into a reincarnated lover.

* One fan-setting for ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' combined the backstory of Scarab (''FreedomCity'''s {{Expy}} of Hawkman) with that of Red Pheonix (a reincarnating MagicalGirlWarrior from ''SilverAgeSentinels''), giving them a Carter-and-Shiera-style ReincarnationRomance. The twist is that in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} this became a MayDecemberRomance, with the middle-aged Scarab trying to hide his feelings for the 20something reincarnation of his lost love from UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|of Comic Books}}. Then in the ModernAge, Red Pheonix finds herself in a similar situation with the "new" Scarab.
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* One fan-setting for ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' ''TabletopGame/MutantsAndMasterminds'' combined the backstory of Scarab (''FreedomCity'''s {{Expy}} of Hawkman) with that of Red Pheonix (a reincarnating MagicalGirlWarrior from ''SilverAgeSentinels''), ''TabletopGame/SilverAgeSentinels''), giving them a Carter-and-Shiera-style ReincarnationRomance. The twist is that in UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} this became a MayDecemberRomance, with the middle-aged Scarab trying to hide his feelings for the 20something reincarnation of his lost love from UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|of Comic Books}}. Then in the ModernAge, Red Pheonix finds herself in a similar situation with the "new" Scarab.
24th Jan '16 5:44:41 PM thatother1dude
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* Deconstructed in ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'', which includes a soap-opera grade LoveTriangle between the title character, his first love, and her reincarnation - and it brings trouble to the ''three'' of them. Bonus for doubling as ResurrectedRomance. This is even abused by fanfic writers, who make Hojo Inuyasha's reincarnation, even when he's nothing alike the title character, but the dramatic irony was fun to play with.
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* Deconstructed in ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'', which includes a soap-opera grade LoveTriangle between the title character, his first love, and her reincarnation - and it brings trouble to the ''three'' of them. Bonus for doubling as ResurrectedRomance. This is even abused by fanfic writers, who make Hojo Inuyasha's reincarnation, even when he's nothing alike the title character, but the dramatic irony was fun to play with.
23rd Jan '16 5:08:31 AM Tribun
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* Seriously deconstructed in ''FanFic/NoChanceForFate''. It's pretty much stated that Usagi and Mamoru ceased to exist when their past memories overwrote their personalities, thus why they call themselves Serenity and Endymion in the future. Pluto worked very hard (and succeeded) in preventing this from happening again. She notes Usagi and Mamoru coming together on their own as themselves comes over far more naturally than the memory-driven events.
21st Jan '16 10:34:59 AM rafi
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* Implied in the ending of ''Anime/AngelBeats'', between [[spoiler:Otonashi and Kanade]]. WildMassGuessing has it that this is what happened with [[spoiler:Hinata and Yui, since before she disappeared he promised that he'd marry her in their next lives]]. * In ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'', a fallen angel and a water spirit had a history together...and were reincarnated as [[BrotherSisterIncest the siblings Setsuna and Sara Mudou]]. {{Angst}} ensues, as they cannot help themselves. ** Actually, there wasn't much of a history. A somewhat better example would be [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] and [[BigGood Alexiel]], although it is only the latter who constantly gets reincarnated, while the former stands by her side as an [[AmnesiacGod amnesiac]] EmpathicWeapon. %%* This is the premise of Creator/OsamuTezuka's manga ''Manga/ApollosSong''. * ''Anime/AquarionEvol'', thought it ALSO plays with it as well. Amata and Mikono are, indeed, the reincarnations of Apollo and Silvia. [[spoiler: Except Kagura is also Apollo's reincarnation... and Apollo was never Apollonius' reincarnation to begin with.]] * Ultimately averted with France and [[spoiler:Joan of Arc]] in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia.'' He [[spoiler:meets a young girl named Lisa who is all but stated to be his old friend Joan's reincarnation, but he treats her more like an old [[TrueCompanions True Companion]] who has just come back home after a long time, rather than a prospect girlfriend.]] * ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName'' has Luka and Yuki, complicated by the fact that as a Duras (basically a high-level demon) is immortal and must wait a long time for Yuki to be reincarnated. When Yuki is reborn, it's as a man instead of a woman - which doesn't seem to faze Luka in the slightest, but Yuki is ''also'' reborn without any memories of his past life, including Luka. * Played with in ''Manga/BokuraNoKiseki''. Harusumi is the reincarnation of a [[GenderBender princess]], Veronica. His girlfriend Takao is the reincarnation of a female knight who was his primary bodyguard in their previous lives. After she remembers this, things get complicated. All Harusumi wants is for her to stop treating him like royalty and for their relationship to return to how it was; Takao, on the other hand, is convinced that Harusumi is really yearning to meet the reincarnation of Veronica's LoveInterest, Glen, and that when Glen's reincarnation finally appears, she'll lose Harusumi. * Creator/{{CLAMP}} seems to have a fondness for this trope. ** ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' favours both variants of the trope. Many alternate-universe characters retain the relationships they shared in their source series, with examples of both romantic and platonic relationships recurring in different dimensions and alternate continuities. Later on, [[spoiler: the clones of Sakura and Syaoran are reincarnated together and marry.]] ** Once an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] falls in love with someone in ''Manga/{{Wish}}'', it's ''forever''. And angels are immortal. It is ultimately revealed that {{God}}'s edict for angels not to fall in love with humans is an act of kindness for this reason. Nevertheless, the main couple (an angel and a human doctor) ''do'' fall for each other, so [[spoiler: God has to arrange for the angel to sleep inbetween their lover's reincarnation cycle, bound to a tree in the boyfriend's household.]] ** At the end of ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', the title character reincarnates [[spoiler: and is reunited with her beloved Fujimoto]].

* Possibly Alma and Kanda of ''Manga/DGrayMan''. Alma is now a male akuma created from Kanda's girlfriend from his previous life. * In ''Anime/FantasticChildren'' Grecian scientists try to invoke this to [[spoiler: make it impossible for Tina’s EvilUncle to use her body as a weapon.]] They are interrupted before the process is completed and only one of the lovers gets send to Earth’s Zone to be reborn. She comes back two times, subconsciously waiting for her lost love. Her third incarnation [[spoiler:, Helga, regains her memories and still decides to wait for Soren.]] In a strange twist, the one who is reborn on the Earth is [[spoiler: Seth, her former fiancé]], even through this reincarnation was completely unintentional. [[spoiler: He doesn’t get a girl. This is hinted that Tina finally is reunited with Soren during her life as Helga.]] * ''Manga/FlowersOfEvil'': The manga starts off with the story of two lovers who are reincarnated as twins. This is what the twin protagonists like to believe has happened to them. * [[PlayingWithATrope Soooorta used]] in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. [[spoiler: After Miaka goes back home and leaves Tamahome behind, he strikes a deal with [[PhysicalGod Taiitsukun]]: she will reincarnate him into a normal human man and send him to Earth so he can find Miaka, but he will lose his memories. He's reincarnated into Taka, a young man some years older than Miaka, and they soon find each other.]] [[spoiler: But after some time, trouble starts brewing again...]] * Strongly implied to have taken place in ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden''. [[spoiler: Takiko aka Genbu no Miko dies after summoning Genbu and using her wishes to save the country of Hokkan. Her lover and Genbu Senshi Uruki becomes [[TheGoodKing Emperor Rimudo]], reigning wisely over the Hokkan lands until his death at the age of 100-something [[TheMourningAfter and never taking a consort or mistress]] (His succesor is a descendant of his cousin Firuka and ''her'' lover, the Genbu Senshi Tegu). The people of Hokkan were so grateful to Takiko and Rimudo that they endlessly prayed for them to find love and peace in their next lives... And the last pages of the manga show a boy and a girl who are all but stated to be the reincarnations of Rimudo and Takiko, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming who recognize each other on first sight and happily embrace]].]] * Played with and possibly {{deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion''. Silvia is supposedly the reincarnation of Celiane, and she believes that the reincarnation of her lover, Apollonius, isn't the protagonist Apollo but rather ''[[BrotherSisterIncest her brother]]'', Sirius. Much drama is milked from the trope until it's finally revealed that [[spoiler:Sirius and Silvia are ''both'' the reincarnated halves of Celiane's soul, and Apollo is indeed her/their lover.]] Sirius reacts exactly as you would expect. * The main plot of ''Manga/HajimariNoNiina''. Protagonist Niina is the reincarnation of a girl named Chitose, and holds the latter's crush on a boy named Atsurou, who is still alive and mourning Chitose's death. [[spoiler: Eventually Niina and Atsurou fall in love, although he didn't know at first he was Chitose's reincarnation]].

* Invoked and then avoided in Manga/IkkiTousen ''Great Guardians''. [[spoiler: Chuubou]] is the reincarnation of [[spoiler: Koukin]]'s wife, and she actually confronts him about it and says she likes him that way too. However he is ''already'' in love with [[spoiler: Hakufu, the girl who's the reincanation of TheHero (and [[KissingCousins his cousin]])]], so he gently but clearly tells [[spoiler: Chuubou]] to not let her past life rule her love life. She immediately says "IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy" and backs off.

* In the ending of part 6 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', [[spoiler: Jolyne and Anasui are finally happily together after the universe ended and restarted.]] They're completely different people and they don't remember each other, though their characters are still fairly similar.

* In ''Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo'', Rune and Yamato were lovers in feudal times until they were torn apart. In the modern day, Rune has reincarnated as a boy, but [[HoYay still loves Yamato dearly]], even though Yamato [[ObliviousToLove doesn't realise it]] until he's [[spoiler: [[NearRapeExperience almost raped by Rune]] ]]. Rune's jealousy over Yamato's new girlfriend [[GreenEyedMonster turns out to be more than a little dangerous]]. * From ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', the Sankt Kaiser Olivie Sägebrecht and her childhood friend, the Supreme King Claus G.S. Ingvalt, had a romantic relationship, but Olivie died when she took the duties of the Sankt Kaiser in the Ancient Belkan War. Claus regretted his failure of not stopping her from entering the suicidal Saint's Cradle, and his feelings are inherited in forms of [[GeneticMemory Genetic Memories]] by his descendants. [[TomboyishName Einhard]] Stratos is influenced by her ancestors memories and feelings and she starts a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with Vivio Takamachi, who is genetic clone of Olivie. * If you get past the trans-dimensional science / magic amalgamation, this may or may not be what set off the plot of ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi''. * In ''LightNovel/MirageOfBlaze'', Naoe has spent the past 400 years pining after Kagetora thanks to this trope. [[LoveMakesYouCrazy It doesn't work out very well for him,]] and Kagetora/Takaya [[MindGameShip doesn't really approve.]] Done in a much nicer way with Ayako/Haruie, who is waiting for her lover from 200 years ago to reincarnate. * Heavily implied ''[[Anime/NGKnightLamune40 VS Knight Lamune And 40 Fire]]'' with Lamunedo and [[spoiler:Drum]]. * In ''Manga/NGLife'', Sirix died in Pompeii during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius (79 AD). In 2005, he is reborn as Keidai, a Japanese schoolboy. He finds his old love Serena but she is now a boy! * A non-sexual love was the reason Orochimaru from ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' sought immortality. He loved his parents dearly, and when he lost them he was absolutely broken. When he learned about reincarnation, he decided to look for ways to make himself live forever so he could meet his parents again when they reincarnate. Unfortunately, Orochimaru eventually became so consumed by staying alive and collecting and creating rare and powerful Jutsu that he completely forgot the original purpose of his research.

* Spoofed in ''Manga/{{Rinne}}'', as all bets are off as to what you're going to reincarnate into. A centuries-dead soldier, unable to go on, haunts the girl whom he believes to be his reincarnated love [[spoiler:and it turns out she was actually a turtle in her past life]]. His love actually reincarnated into a [[spoiler:male gym leader]]. The soldier has no problem crossing over after that revelation.

* Played with and possibly {{deconstructed|Trope}} in ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion''. Silvia is supposedly the reincarnation of Celiane, and she believes that the reincarnation of her lover, Apollonius, isn't the protagonist Apollo but rather ''[[BrotherSisterIncest her brother]]'', Sirius. Much drama is milked from the trope until it's finally revealed that [[spoiler:Sirius and Silvia are ''both'' the reincarnated halves of Celiane's soul, and Apollo is indeed her/their lover.]] Sirius reacts exactly as you would expect. * ''Anime/AquarionEvol'', thought it ALSO plays with it as well. Amata and Mikono are, indeed, the reincarnations of Apollo and Silvia. [[spoiler: Except Kagura is also Apollo's reincarnation... and Apollo was never Apollonius' reincarnation to begin with.]] * If you get past the trans-dimensional science / magic amalgamation, this may or may not be what set off the plot of ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi''. * In the {{hentai}} OVA ''Yu-No'', TheOjou Miyo has a slightly sadistic, if caring [[SchoolgirlLesbians sexual relationship]] with the ShrinkingViolet Canna. When, after much TimeTravel and AlternateUniverse jumping, [[spoiler:Canna is killed, Miyo performs a HeroicSacrifice and is thrown back in time to long before the series' begin. It turns out, Miyo was already pregnant with Takuya's child at the time, who is born and named... Canna. Soon after the old Miyo dies, Canna meets the young Miyo and the [[StableTimeLoop cycle begins again]], adding a slight ParentalIncest note to it]]. Yep, you guessed it, it's a MindScrew but ItMakesSenseInContext.
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* Played with in ''Manga/SpiritCircle''. ** Inverted by the two main characters, Fuuta and possibly {{deconstructed|Trope}} Kouko, who are fated to ''hate'' each other in ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion''. Silvia each of their incarnation, and in most lives, one of them dies by the other's hand. In the current life, however, Fuuta doesn't bear any hatred towards Kouko, and is supposedly trying to solve their feud, while Kouko still hates him. ** More like Reincarnation Friendship, in case of Fuuta's group of friends. Their roles vary in each incarnation, but they all always have a good relationship with Fuuta's incarnation. Sometimes other characters also gets included in the fray, although not always. The cause is explicitly stated to be because bonds endure even after death. * Variation in ''Manga/StrayLittleDevil''. It's directly stated that the main character is the reincarnation of Celiane, and she believes the devil king that her grandmother met and fell in love with. It's not explicitly said they were lovers and that the main character is in fact her own grandfather; but the angel she falls in love with is the reincarnation of her lover, Apollonius, isn't the protagonist Apollo but rather ''[[BrotherSisterIncest her brother]]'', Sirius. Much drama is milked from Devil King's rival; the trope until it's finally revealed that [[spoiler:Sirius Angel Queen. * In MichiyoAkaishi's ''Manga/TenYoriMoHoshiYoriMo'', the three main characters ([[BitchInSheepsClothing Shinjou]], [[[TroubledButCute Rei]] and Silvia [[TheIngenue Mio]]) are ''both'' the reincarnated halves of Celiane's soul, and Apollo is indeed her/their lover.]] Sirius reacts exactly as you would expect. * ''Anime/AquarionEvol'', thought it ALSO plays with it as well. Amata and Mikono are, indeed, the reincarnations of Apollo and Silvia. three persons involved in a tragic LoveTriangle centuries ago. [[spoiler: Except Kagura is also Apollo's reincarnation... These persons were, respectively: Minamoto no Yoritomo aka the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate, Yoritomo's brother and Apollo was never Apollonius' reincarnation to begin with.rival Yoshitsune, and Yoshitsune's lover Shizuka Gozen.]] * If you get past ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Seto and Kisara were reincarnated as Kaiba and... the trans-dimensional science / magic amalgamation, this may or may not be what set off the plot of ''Anime/MagicalShoppingArcadeAbenobashi''. * In the {{hentai}} OVA ''Yu-No'', TheOjou Miyo has a slightly sadistic, if caring [[SchoolgirlLesbians sexual relationship]] with the ShrinkingViolet Canna. When, after much TimeTravel Blue-Eyes White Dragon. [[LoveHurts This complicates things...]] --> "[[CargoShip No one comes between me and AlternateUniverse jumping, [[spoiler:Canna is killed, Miyo performs a HeroicSacrifice and is thrown back in time my Blue-Eyes!]] And anyone foolish enough to long before the series' begin. It turns out, Miyo was already pregnant with Takuya's child at the time, who is born and named... Canna. Soon after the old Miyo dies, Canna meets the young Miyo and the [[StableTimeLoop cycle begins again]], adding a slight ParentalIncest note to it]]. Yep, you guessed it, it's a MindScrew but ItMakesSenseInContext.try PAYS THE PRICE!"

* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Seto and Kisara were reincarnated as Kaiba and... the Blue-Eyes White Dragon. [[LoveHurts This complicates things...]] --> "[[CargoShip No one comes between me and my Blue-Eyes!]] And anyone foolish enough to try PAYS THE PRICE!" * The plot of ''OyayubihimeInfinity''. * Spoofed in ''Manga/{{Rinne}}'', as all bets are off as to what you're going to reincarnate into. A centuries-dead soldier, unable to go on, haunts the girl whom he believes to be his reincarnated love [[spoiler:and it turns out she was actually a turtle in her past life]]. His love actually reincarnated into a [[spoiler:male gym leader]]. The soldier has no problem crossing over after that revelation. * Variation in ''Manga/StrayLittleDevil''. It's directly stated that the main character is the reincarnation of the devil king that her grandmother met and fell in love with. It's not explicitly said they were lovers and that the main character is in fact her own grandfather; but the angel she falls in love with is the reincarnation of the Devil King's rival; the Angel Queen. * Invoked and then avoided in Manga/IkkiTousen ''Great Guardians''. [[spoiler: Chuubou]] is the reincarnation of [[spoiler: Koukin]]'s wife, and she actually confronts him about it and says she likes him that way too. However he is ''already'' in love with [[spoiler: Hakufu, the girl who's the reincanation of TheHero (and [[KissingCousins his cousin]])]], so he gently but clearly tells [[spoiler: Chuubou]] to not let her past life rule her love life. She immediately says "IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy" and backs off. * In MichiyoAkaishi's ''Manga/TenYoriMoHoshiYoriMo'', the three main characters ([[BitchInSheepsClothing Shinjou]], [[[TroubledButCute Rei]] and [[TheIngenue Mio]]) are the reincarnations of three persons involved in a tragic LoveTriangle centuries ago. [[spoiler: These persons were, respectively: Minamoto no Yoritomo aka the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate, Yoritomo's brother and rival Yoshitsune, and Yoshitsune's lover Shizuka Gozen.]] * Creator/{{CLAMP}} seems to have a fondness for this trope. ** ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' favours both variants of the trope. Many alternate-universe characters retain the relationships they shared in their source series, with examples of both romantic and platonic relationships recurring in different dimensions and alternate continuities. Later on, [[spoiler: the clones of Sakura and Syaoran are reincarnated together and marry.]] ** Once an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] falls in love with someone in ''Manga/{{Wish}}'', it's ''forever''. And angels are immortal. It is ultimately revealed that {{God}}'s edict for angels not to fall in love with humans is an act of kindness for this reason. Nevertheless, the main couple (an angel and a human doctor) ''do'' fall for each other, so [[spoiler: God has to arrange for the angel to sleep inbetween their lover's reincarnation cycle, bound to a tree in the boyfriend's household.]] ** At the end of ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', the title character reincarnates [[spoiler: and is reunited with her beloved Fujimoto]]. * ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName'' has Luka and Yuki, complicated by the fact that as a Duras (basically a high-level demon) is immortal and must wait a long time for Yuki to be reincarnated. When Yuki is reborn, it's as a man instead of a woman - which doesn't seem to faze Luka in the slightest, but Yuki is ''also'' reborn without any memories of his past life, including Luka. * In ''Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo'', Rune and Yamato were lovers in feudal times until they were torn apart. In the modern day, Rune has reincarnated as a boy, but [[HoYay still loves Yamato dearly]], even though Yamato [[ObliviousToLove doesn't realise it]] until he's [[spoiler: [[NearRapeExperience almost raped by Rune]] ]]. Rune's jealousy over Yamato's new girlfriend [[GreenEyedMonster turns out to be more than a little dangerous]]. * In ''LightNovel/MirageOfBlaze'', Naoe has spent the past 400 years pining after Kagetora thanks to this trope. [[LoveMakesYouCrazy It doesn't work out very well for him,]] and Kagetora/Takaya [[MindGameShip doesn't really approve.]] Done in a much nicer way with Ayako/Haruie, who is waiting for her lover from 200 years ago to reincarnate. * In ''Manga/NGLife'', Sirix died in Pompeii during the eruption of Mount Vesuvius (79 AD). In 2005, he is reborn as Keidai, a Japanese schoolboy. He finds his old love Serena but she is now a boy!
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* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Seto and Kisara were reincarnated as Kaiba and... In the Blue-Eyes White Dragon. [[LoveHurts This complicates things...]] --> "[[CargoShip No one comes between me and my Blue-Eyes!]] And anyone foolish enough to try PAYS THE PRICE!" * The plot of ''OyayubihimeInfinity''. * Spoofed in ''Manga/{{Rinne}}'', as all bets are off as to what you're going to reincarnate into. A centuries-dead soldier, unable to go on, haunts {{hentai}} OVA ''Yu-No'', TheOjou Miyo has a slightly sadistic, if caring [[SchoolgirlLesbians sexual relationship]] with the girl whom he believes to be his reincarnated love [[spoiler:and it turns out she was actually a turtle in her past life]]. His love actually reincarnated into a [[spoiler:male gym leader]]. The soldier has no problem crossing over ShrinkingViolet Canna. When, after that revelation. * Variation in ''Manga/StrayLittleDevil''. It's directly stated that the main character is the reincarnation of the devil king that her grandmother met much TimeTravel and fell in love with. It's not explicitly said they were lovers and that the main character AlternateUniverse jumping, [[spoiler:Canna is in fact her own grandfather; but the angel she falls in love with is the reincarnation of the Devil King's rival; the Angel Queen. * Invoked and then avoided in Manga/IkkiTousen ''Great Guardians''. [[spoiler: Chuubou]] is the reincarnation of [[spoiler: Koukin]]'s wife, and she actually confronts him about it and says she likes him that way too. However he is ''already'' in love with [[spoiler: Hakufu, the girl who's the reincanation of TheHero (and [[KissingCousins his cousin]])]], so he gently but clearly tells [[spoiler: Chuubou]] to not let her past life rule her love life. She immediately says "IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy" and backs off. * In MichiyoAkaishi's ''Manga/TenYoriMoHoshiYoriMo'', the three main characters ([[BitchInSheepsClothing Shinjou]], [[[TroubledButCute Rei]] and [[TheIngenue Mio]]) are the reincarnations of three persons involved in killed, Miyo performs a tragic LoveTriangle centuries ago. [[spoiler: These persons were, respectively: Minamoto no Yoritomo aka the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate, Yoritomo's brother and rival Yoshitsune, and Yoshitsune's lover Shizuka Gozen.]] * Creator/{{CLAMP}} seems to have a fondness for this trope. ** ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' favours both variants of the trope. Many alternate-universe characters retain the relationships they shared in their source series, with examples of both romantic and platonic relationships recurring in different dimensions and alternate continuities. Later on, [[spoiler: the clones of Sakura and Syaoran are reincarnated together and marry.]] ** Once an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] falls in love with someone in ''Manga/{{Wish}}'', it's ''forever''. And angels are immortal. It is ultimately revealed that {{God}}'s edict for angels not to fall in love with humans is an act of kindness for this reason. Nevertheless, the main couple (an angel and a human doctor) ''do'' fall for each other, so [[spoiler: God has to arrange for the angel to sleep inbetween their lover's reincarnation cycle, bound to a tree in the boyfriend's household.]] ** At the end of ''Manga/{{Kobato}}'', the title character reincarnates [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice and is reunited with her beloved Fujimoto]]. * ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName'' has Luka and Yuki, complicated by the fact that as a Duras (basically a high-level demon) is immortal and must wait a thrown back in time to long time for Yuki to be reincarnated. When Yuki is reborn, it's as a man instead of a woman - which doesn't seem to faze Luka in before the slightest, but Yuki is ''also'' reborn without any memories of his past life, including Luka. * In ''Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo'', Rune and Yamato were lovers in feudal times until they were torn apart. In the modern day, Rune has reincarnated as a boy, but [[HoYay still loves Yamato dearly]], even though Yamato [[ObliviousToLove doesn't realise it]] until he's [[spoiler: [[NearRapeExperience almost raped by Rune]] ]]. Rune's jealousy over Yamato's new girlfriend [[GreenEyedMonster series' begin. It turns out to be more than a little dangerous]]. * In ''LightNovel/MirageOfBlaze'', Naoe has spent the past 400 years pining after Kagetora thanks to this trope. [[LoveMakesYouCrazy It doesn't work out very well for him,]] and Kagetora/Takaya [[MindGameShip doesn't really approve.]] Done in a much nicer way out, Miyo was already pregnant with Ayako/Haruie, Takuya's child at the time, who is waiting for her lover from 200 years ago to reincarnate. * In ''Manga/NGLife'', Sirix died in Pompeii during born and named... Canna. Soon after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius (79 AD). In 2005, he is reborn as Keidai, a Japanese schoolboy. He finds his old love Serena Miyo dies, Canna meets the young Miyo and the [[StableTimeLoop cycle begins again]], adding a slight ParentalIncest note to it]]. Yep, you guessed it, it's a MindScrew but she is now a boy!ItMakesSenseInContext.

* In ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'', a fallen angel and a water spirit had a history together...and were reincarnated as [[BrotherSisterIncest the siblings Setsuna and Sara Mudou]]. {{Angst}} ensues, as they cannot help themselves. ** Actually, there wasn't much of a history. A somewhat better example would be [[{{Satan}} Lucifer]] and [[BigGood Alexiel]], although it is only the latter who constantly gets reincarnated, while the former stands by her side as an [[AmnesiacGod amnesiac]] EmpathicWeapon. * Possibly Alma and Kanda of ''DGrayMan''. Alma is now a male akuma created from Kanda's girlfriend from his previous life. * Ultimately averted with France and [[spoiler:Joan of Arc]] in ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia.'' He [[spoiler:meets a young girl named Lisa who is all but stated to be his old friend Joan's reincarnation, but he treats her more like an old [[TrueCompanions True Companion]] who has just come back home after a long time, rather than a prospect girlfriend.]] %%* The whole plot of ''Hajimari no Niina'' * ''Manga/FlowersOfEvil'': The manga starts off with the story of two lovers who are reincarnated as twins. This is what the twin protagonists like to believe has happened to them. * In the ending of part 6 of ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'', [[spoiler: Jolyne and Anasui are finally happily together after the universe ended and restarted.]] They're completely different people and they don't remember each other, though their characters are still fairly similar. * Implied in the ending of ''Anime/AngelBeats'', between [[spoiler:Otonashi and Kanade]]. WildMassGuessing has it that this is what happened with [[spoiler:Hinata and Yui, since before she disappeared he promised that he'd marry her in their next lives]]. * Heavily implied ''[[Anime/NGKnightLamune40 VS Knight Lamune And 40 Fire]]'' with Lamunedo and [[spoiler:Drum]]. * This is the premise of Creator/OsamuTezuka's manga ''Manga/ApollosSong''. * In ''Anime/FantasticChildren'' Grecian scientists try to invoke this to [[spoiler: make it impossible for Tina’s EvilUncle to use her body as a weapon.]] They are interrupted before the process is completed and only one of the lovers gets send to Earth’s Zone to be reborn. She comes back two times, subconsciously waiting for her lost love. Her third incarnation [[spoiler:, Helga, regains her memories and still decides to wait for Soren.]] In a strange twist, the one who is reborn on the Earth is [[spoiler: Seth, her former fiancé]], even through this reincarnation was completely unintentional. [[spoiler: He doesn’t get a girl. This is hinted that Tina finally is reunited with Soren during her life as Helga.]] * Played with in ''Manga/BokuraNoKiseki''. Harusumi is the reincarnation of a [[GenderBender princess]], Veronica. His girlfriend Takao is the reincarnation of a female knight who was his primary bodyguard in their previous lives. After she remembers this, things get complicated. All Harusumi wants is for her to stop treating him like royalty and for their relationship to return to how it was; Takao, on the other hand, is convinced that Harusumi is really yearning to meet the reincarnation of Veronica's LoveInterest, Glen, and that when Glen's reincarnation finally appears, she'll lose Harusumi. * Played with in ''Manga/SpiritCircle''. ** Inverted by the two main characters, Fuuta and Kouko, who are fated to ''hate'' each other in each of their incarnation, and in most lives, one of them dies by the other's hand. In the current life, however, Fuuta doesn't bear any hatred towards Kouko, and is trying to solve their feud, while Kouko still hates him. ** More like Reincarnation Friendship, in case of Fuuta's group of friends. Their roles vary in each incarnation, but they all always have a good relationship with Fuuta's incarnation. Sometimes other characters also gets included in the fray, although not always. The cause is explicitly stated to be because bonds endure even after death. * A non-sexual love was the reason Orochimaru from ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'' sought immortality. He loved his parents dearly, and when he lost them he was absolutely broken. When he learned about reincarnation, he decided to look for ways to make himself live forever so he could meet his parents again when they reincarnate. Unfortunately, Orochimaru eventually became so consumed by staying alive and collecting and creating rare and powerful Jutsu that he completely forgot the original purpose of his research. * From ''Manga/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaVivid'', the Sankt Kaiser Olivie Sägebrecht and her childhood friend, the Supreme King Claus G.S. Ingvalt, had a romantic relationship, but Olivie died when she took the duties of the Sankt Kaiser in the Ancient Belkan War. Claus regretted his failure of not stopping her from entering the suicidal Saint's Cradle, and his feelings are inherited in forms of [[GeneticMemory Genetic Memories]] by his descendants. [[TomboyishName Einhard]] Stratos is influenced by her ancestors memories and feelings and she starts a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with Vivio Takamachi, who is genetic clone of Olivie. * [[PlayingWithATrope Soooorta used]] in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi''. [[spoiler: After Miaka goes back home and leaves Tamahome behind, he strikes a deal with [[PhysicalGod Taiitsukun]]: she will reincarnate him into a normal human man and send him to Earth so he can find Miaka, but he will lose his memories. He's reincarnated into Taka, a young man some years older than Miaka, and they soon find each other.]] [[spoiler: But after some time, trouble starts brewing again...]] * Strongly implied to have taken place in ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden''. [[spoiler: Takiko aka Genbu no Miko dies after summoning Genbu and using her wishes to save the country of Hokkan. Her lover and Genbu Senshi Uruki becomes [[TheGoodKing Emperor Rimudo]], reigning wisely over the Hokkan lands until his death at the age of 100-something [[TheMourningAfter and never taking a consort or mistress]] (His succesor is a descendant of his cousin Firuka and ''her'' lover, the Genbu Senshi Tegu). The people of Hokkan were so grateful to Takiko and Rimudo that they endlessly prayed for them to find love and peace in their next lives... And the last pages of the manga show a boy and a girl who are all but stated to be the reincarnations of Rimudo and Takiko, [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming who recognize each other on first sight and happily embrace]].]] * The main plot of ''Manga/HajimariNoNiina''. Protagonist Niina is the reincarnation of a girl named Chitose, and holds the latter's crush on a boy named Atsurou, who is still alive and mourning Chitose's death. [[spoiler: Eventually Niina and Atsurou fall in love, although he didn't know at first he was Chitose's reincarnation]].
21st Jan '16 10:10:39 AM Willbyr
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* In {{Ultimo}}, Rune and Yamato were lovers in feudal times until they were torn apart. In the modern day, Rune has reincarnated as a boy, but [[HoYay still loves Yamato dearly]], even though Yamato [[ObliviousToLove doesn't realise it]] until he's [[spoiler: [[NearRapeExperience almost raped by Rune]] ]]. Rune's jealousy over Yamato's new girlfriend [[GreenEyedMonster turns out to be more than a little dangerous]].
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* In {{Ultimo}}, ''Manga/KarakuridoujiUltimo'', Rune and Yamato were lovers in feudal times until they were torn apart. In the modern day, Rune has reincarnated as a boy, but [[HoYay still loves Yamato dearly]], even though Yamato [[ObliviousToLove doesn't realise it]] until he's [[spoiler: [[NearRapeExperience almost raped by Rune]] ]]. Rune's jealousy over Yamato's new girlfriend [[GreenEyedMonster turns out to be more than a little dangerous]].
19th Jan '16 7:59:42 PM Adept
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* In MichiyoAkaishi's ''TenYoriMoHoshiYoriMo'', the three main characters ([[BitchInSheepsClothing Shinjou]], [[[TroubledButCute Rei]] and [[TheIngenue Mio]]) are the reincarnations of three persons involved in a tragic LoveTriangle centuries ago. [[spoiler: These persons were, respectively: Minamoto no Yoritomo aka the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate, Yoritomo's brother and rival Yoshitsune, and Yoshitsune's lover Shizuka Gozen.]]
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* In MichiyoAkaishi's ''TenYoriMoHoshiYoriMo'', ''Manga/TenYoriMoHoshiYoriMo'', the three main characters ([[BitchInSheepsClothing Shinjou]], [[[TroubledButCute Rei]] and [[TheIngenue Mio]]) are the reincarnations of three persons involved in a tragic LoveTriangle centuries ago. [[spoiler: These persons were, respectively: Minamoto no Yoritomo aka the first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate, Yoritomo's brother and rival Yoshitsune, and Yoshitsune's lover Shizuka Gozen.]]
25th Dec '15 6:56:31 PM nombretomado
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* One fan-setting for ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' combined the backstory of Scarab (''FreedomCity'''s {{Expy}} of Hawkman) with that of Red Pheonix (a reincarnating MagicalGirlWarrior from ''SilverAgeSentinels''), giving them a Carter-and-Shiera-style ReincarnationRomance. The twist is that in the SilverAge this became a MayDecemberRomance, with the middle-aged Scarab trying to hide his feelings for the 20something reincarnation of his lost love from the GoldenAge. Then in the ModernAge, Red Pheonix finds herself in a similar situation with the "new" Scarab.
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* One fan-setting for ''MutantsAndMasterminds'' combined the backstory of Scarab (''FreedomCity'''s {{Expy}} of Hawkman) with that of Red Pheonix (a reincarnating MagicalGirlWarrior from ''SilverAgeSentinels''), giving them a Carter-and-Shiera-style ReincarnationRomance. The twist is that in the SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|of Comic Books}} this became a MayDecemberRomance, with the middle-aged Scarab trying to hide his feelings for the 20something reincarnation of his lost love from the GoldenAge.UsefulNotes/{{the Golden Age|of Comic Books}}. Then in the ModernAge, Red Pheonix finds herself in a similar situation with the "new" Scarab.
20th Dec '15 12:02:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* "In Another Life" by ViennaTeng. * "The Truth" by IndiaArie touches on this a little, as part of the song's TrueLove theme. * "Next Lifetime" by ErykahBadu is about meeting a love-worthy man after she's committed to someone else, with the chorus suggesting that perhaps their timing will be better next time. The music video, however, plays the reincarnation theme more strongly, where she and her love interest are shown together in multiple time periods, including AncientAfrica, the CivilRightsMovement, and the distant future.
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* "In Another Life" by ViennaTeng. Music/ViennaTeng. * "The Truth" by IndiaArie Music/IndiaArie touches on this a little, as part of the song's TrueLove theme. * "Next Lifetime" by ErykahBadu Music/ErykahBadu is about meeting a love-worthy man after she's committed to someone else, with the chorus suggesting that perhaps their timing will be better next time. The music video, however, plays the reincarnation theme more strongly, where she and her love interest are shown together in multiple time periods, including AncientAfrica, the CivilRightsMovement, and the distant future.

* "Past Lives" by {{Kesha}} is all about this.
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* "Past Lives" by {{Kesha}} Music/{{Kesha}} is all about this.
15th Dec '15 8:47:45 AM Mineburst
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* Played with in the ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' episode "A Star is Reborn". Stan and Francine were revealed to be reincarnations of former Hollywood stars, both of whom were murdered by the wife of Stan's previous incarnation.
13th Dec '15 5:13:35 PM nombretomado
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* Implied in the ''XMen'' fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7684201/1/123-Romy 123 Romy]]''.
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* Implied in the ''XMen'' ''Franchise/XMen'' fic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7684201/1/123-Romy 123 Romy]]''.
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