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9th Jun '17 4:55:22 PM KizunaTallis
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* Shauna Mulwae-Tweep in ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' repeatedly plays the RomanticFalseLead for several main characters, which only serves to make their DesignatedLoveInterest more interested in him and she's promptly forgotten. As she says, she can't even land the shoeshine boy.

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* Shauna Mulwae-Tweep in ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' repeatedly plays the RomanticFalseLead this role for several main male characters, which only serves to make their DesignatedLoveInterest more interested in him where she gets friendly with the guy and makes his actual LoveInterest [[GreenEyedEpiphany realize her own feelings for him]] and she's promptly forgotten. As She even lampshades it when she says, grumbles that she can't "can't even land the shoeshine boy.boy" (Andy, who would later get together with April). It's deconstructed later on, as it's shown she's quite miserable as a result. [[ThrowTheDogABone She does eventually find happiness]] in the series' GrandFinale.
25th May '17 10:58:06 PM Erda
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* On a broader level, this is a very common role for RonTheDeathEater to fulfill in fanfiction.
22nd May '17 4:42:45 PM SparkyYoungUpstart
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* Simon from ''Literature/SimonVsTheHomoSapiensAgenda'' spends a good chunk of the book thinking stage manager Cal is Blue, but never makes a move because he isn't 100% sure and doesn't want to out himself.
20th May '17 9:38:09 PM Nyame
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* ''Series/{{Revenge}}'': By Season Three, it became clear that Daniel Grayson was this, either for Jack/Emily or Aiden/Emily. [[spoiler:After Aiden died, it was obvious that the endgame pairing was going to be the former, though the show did try to psych out the fans by introducing ''another'' false lead in Jack's police partner Ben Hunter and briefly teasing the return of Daniel/Emily, before killing off both Ben and Daniel, leaving the path clear for Jack]].
9th May '17 7:24:29 PM mouschilight
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', WordOfGod revealed that [[spoiler: Sakura's [[LikeBrotherAndSister close friendship]] with Naruto, LikeParentLikeSpouse implications, and his one-sided crush on her were a deliberate RedHerring to keep the true romance between [[OfficialCouple Naruto and Hinata]], which had been planned since early on in the manga]], as a surprise. It has taken to a whole new level in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' where Sakura not only takes a CoolBigSis role towards both [[TwiceShy Naruto and Hinata]], but also helps Naruto realize that [[LovingAShadow he never genuinely loved her romantically, and his one-sided crush was out of the rivalry he had with Sasuke]]--which was implied back in [[http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/3/17 Chapter 3]].

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', WordOfGod revealed that [[spoiler: Sakura's [[LikeBrotherAndSister close friendship]] with Naruto, LikeParentLikeSpouse implications, and his one-sided crush on her were a deliberate RedHerring to keep the true romance between [[OfficialCouple Naruto and Hinata]], which had been planned since the early on in stages of the manga]], manga, as a surprise. In a later interview, he revealed that Sakura was ''never'' intended to be Naruto's main love interest, while Hinata ''always'' was, and that Naruto and Sakura were always going to be JustFriends and [[TrueCompanions teammates]], because he ''never'' thought about making them a couple]]. It has taken to entered a whole new level in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' where Sakura not only takes took a CoolBigSis role towards both [[TwiceShy Naruto and Hinata]], Hinata]] and was their ''biggest'' ShipperOnDeck (along with the rest of the Konoha 11), but she also helps Naruto realize that [[LovingAShadow he never genuinely loved her romantically, and his one-sided crush was out of the rivalry he had with Sasuke]]--which was implied back in [[http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/3/17 Chapter 3]].
9th May '17 7:19:33 PM mouschilight
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', WordOfGod revealed that [[spoiler: Sakura's [[LikeBrotherAndSister close friendship]] with her Naruto, LikeParentLikeSpouse implications, and his one-sided crush on her were a deliberate RedHerring to keep the true romance between [[OfficialCouple Naruto and Hinata]], which had been planned since early on in the manga]], as a surprise. It has taken to a whole new level in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' where Sakura not only takes a CoolBigSis role towards both [[TwiceShy Naruto and Hinata]], but also helps Naruto realize that [[LovingAShadow he never genuinely loved her romantically, and his one-sided crush was out of the rivalry he had with Sasuke]]--which was implied back in [[http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/3/17 Chapter 3]].

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', WordOfGod revealed that [[spoiler: Sakura's [[LikeBrotherAndSister close friendship]] with her Naruto, LikeParentLikeSpouse implications, and his one-sided crush on her were a deliberate RedHerring to keep the true romance between [[OfficialCouple Naruto and Hinata]], which had been planned since early on in the manga]], as a surprise. It has taken to a whole new level in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' where Sakura not only takes a CoolBigSis role towards both [[TwiceShy Naruto and Hinata]], but also helps Naruto realize that [[LovingAShadow he never genuinely loved her romantically, and his one-sided crush was out of the rivalry he had with Sasuke]]--which was implied back in [[http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/3/17 Chapter 3]].
9th May '17 7:18:49 PM mouschilight
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', WordOfGod revealed that [[spoiler: Sakura's [[LikeBrotherAndSister close friendship]] with her teammate, Naruto, LikeParentLikeSpouse implications and his one-sided crush on her were a deliberate RedHerring to keep the true romance between Naruto and Hinata, which had been planned since early on in the manga]] as a surprise. It has taken to a whole new level in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' where Sakura not only takes a CoolBigSis role towards both [[TwiceShy Naruto and Hinata]], but also helps Naruto realize that [[LovingAShadow he never genuinely loved her romantically, and his one-sided crush was out of the rivalry he had with Sasuke]]--which was implied back in [[http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/3/17 Chapter 3]].

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', WordOfGod revealed that [[spoiler: Sakura's [[LikeBrotherAndSister close friendship]] with her teammate, Naruto, LikeParentLikeSpouse implications implications, and his one-sided crush on her were a deliberate RedHerring to keep the true romance between [[OfficialCouple Naruto and Hinata, Hinata]], which had been planned since early on in the manga]] manga]], as a surprise. It has taken to a whole new level in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' where Sakura not only takes a CoolBigSis role towards both [[TwiceShy Naruto and Hinata]], but also helps Naruto realize that [[LovingAShadow he never genuinely loved her romantically, and his one-sided crush was out of the rivalry he had with Sasuke]]--which was implied back in [[http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/3/17 Chapter 3]].
9th May '17 7:17:40 PM mouschilight
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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', WordOfGod revealed that [[spoiler: Sakura's [[LikeBrotherAndSister close friendship]] with her teammate, Naruto, LikeParentLikeSpouse implications and his one-sided crush on her were a deliberate RedHerring to keep the true romance between Naruto and Hinata, which had been planned since early on in the manga]] as a surprise. It has taken to a whole new level in ''[[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie The Last]]'' where Sakura not only takes a CoolBigSis role towards Hinata, but also states that [[LovingAShadow Naruto never genuinely loved her romantically, and his one-sided crush was out of the rivalry he had with Sasuke]]--which was actually implied back in [[http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/3/17 Chapter 3]].

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', WordOfGod revealed that [[spoiler: Sakura's [[LikeBrotherAndSister close friendship]] with her teammate, Naruto, LikeParentLikeSpouse implications and his one-sided crush on her were a deliberate RedHerring to keep the true romance between Naruto and Hinata, which had been planned since early on in the manga]] as a surprise. It has taken to a whole new level in ''[[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie The Last]]'' ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' where Sakura not only takes a CoolBigSis role towards Hinata, both [[TwiceShy Naruto and Hinata]], but also states helps Naruto realize that [[LovingAShadow Naruto he never genuinely loved her romantically, and his one-sided crush was out of the rivalry he had with Sasuke]]--which was actually implied back in [[http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/3/17 Chapter 3]].
7th May '17 6:25:31 AM rafi
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* Jill Stacy, Gwen Stacy's cousin in ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''. She was set up as a new love interest for Peter Parker after MJ's apparent death. When Mary Jane was found to be alive, Jill withdrew her advances toward Peter and her entire character is put aside.

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* ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''
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Jill Stacy, Gwen Stacy's cousin in ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''.cousin. She was set up as a new love interest for Peter Parker after MJ's apparent death. When Mary Jane was found to be alive, Jill withdrew her advances toward Peter and her entire character is put aside.
** Caryn Earle (Peters neighbor while he lived in New Jersey) briefly dated Peter until MJ return officially in his life. After, she disappear and is not more mentioned.
** The reporter Norah Winters during the ComicBook/BrandNewDay. She was often flirtatious with Peter while they worked together, but later began dating Randy Robertson, son of Robbie Robertson, editor of the Daily Bugle.
2nd May '17 3:24:52 AM LittleBuster
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* Averted in LightNovel/ReZero, where Rem from the very beginning is introduced as the first Subaru's girl from his SupportingHarem. However, being an example of when a similar heroine is portrayed better than the main LoveInterest, along with her popularity with fans, she quickly becomes the first RomanticRunnerUp, and then the second love interest in story, when Subaru realizes, that equally loves her and Emilia to such an extent that he is ready to marry them both. At the same time, [[spoiler: her coma in the future]], makes the subverted this trope still possible.
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