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25th Apr '18 7:52:25 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** Later during Season 5, Sawyer ends up [[PairTheSpares forming a relationship]] with Juliet (who had previously realized that she was essentially a RomanticFalseLead for Jack). However, the sexual tension between Sawyer and Kate remains, and Juliet [[GenreSavvy continues to worry]] that she will be this to Kate, this time for Sawyer. In the end, [[spoiler: Jack]] ends up with [[spoiler: Kate]], and [[spoiler: Sawyer]] ends up [[spoiler: Juliet]].

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** Later during Season 5, Sawyer ends up [[PairTheSpares forming a relationship]] with Juliet (who had previously realized that she was essentially a RomanticFalseLead for Jack). However, the sexual tension between Sawyer and Kate remains, and Juliet [[GenreSavvy continues to worry]] worry that she will be this to Kate, this time for Sawyer. In the end, [[spoiler: Jack]] ends up with [[spoiler: Kate]], and [[spoiler: Sawyer]] ends up [[spoiler: Juliet]].
6th Apr '18 3:33:03 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Worldwar'' gives us Dr. Jens Larssen. He starts off the series HappilyMarried for several years to his wife Barbara. Everything's going swimmingly until the U.S. government sends Jens on a top-secret but vitally important mission that requires him to cross the United States on bicycle to avoid drawing the Lizards' attention. When he's been gone for the better part of a year, [[spoiler:Barbara is wrongly informed that he's dead, has GladToBeAliveSex with Sam Yeager after a Lizard attack, gets pregnant, and marries Yeager. Only after this does Jens turn up alive and well, having been driven to keep going by the thought of returning to his loving wife -- and she decides to stick with Yeager. However, the cross-country trip started showing Jens' less-than-pleasant sides, which come to the forefront after Barbara leaves him and leads to him plotting to betray all of humanity to the Lizards just to get his revenge against Sam, Barbara, and everyone else whom he believes wronged him.]]

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* ''Worldwar'' gives us Dr. Jens Larssen. He an unusual example regarding the character Barbara Larsen. She starts off the series HappilyMarried for several years to his wife Barbara. Everything's going swimmingly until the U.S. government sends Dr. Jens Larsen, a scientist working on the Manhattan Project, but when an alien race attacks Earth Jens is sent on a top-secret but vitally important mission that requires him to cross the United States on by bicycle to avoid drawing attention. In the Lizards' attention. When he's been gone for meantime Barbara meets a friendly and forward-thinking soldier named Sam Yeager, and the better part two become friends with no intent of a year, [[spoiler:Barbara going any further (Sam knows she's married and respects that). [[spoiler:Then they get caught up in an alien attack and end up having GladToBeAliveSex, but are deeply ashamed with themselves afterwards. They try to stay JustFriends, but then Barbara finds out she's pregnant and is wrongly informed told that he's dead, Jens has GladToBeAliveSex with died, so she and Sam Yeager after a Lizard attack, gets pregnant, and marries Yeager. Only after get married. Naturally, this does is the point where Jens turn turns up alive and well, having been driven to keep going by the thought carried himself on with thoughts of returning to his loving wife -- and she decides to stick with Yeager. However, the cross-country trip started showing Jens' less-than-pleasant sides, which come to the forefront after wife. Barbara leaves ultimately stays with Sam, which is just the latest example of Jens being a ButtMonkey and helps drive him and leads to him plotting off the deep end, ultimately getting killed by the army when he tries to betray all of humanity to the Lizards just to get his aliens as revenge against Sam, Barbara, for everything he's suffered. Decades later when Sam tells the story to his son Johnathan, he fully admits that he sees himself as this trope, recognizing that Jens was a good man before he lost it and everyone else whom thinking that Barbara only stayed with him because he believes wronged him.got her pregnant.]]
6th Apr '18 3:13:59 PM LinTaylor
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* ''Worldwar'' gives us Dr. Jens Larssen. He starts off the series happily married for several years to Barbara Larssen. Everything's going swimmingly - they even manage to find time to make love while Lizard aircraft bomb the area around their house - until Jens is sent on a top-secret but vitally important mission that necessitates him very slowly crossing one of the largest countries on Earth. When he's been gone for the better part of a year, [[spoiler: Barbara assumes he must be dead and first starts sleeping with, then marries, then gets pregnant by another man. Only for Jens to then turn up, alive and well after all and having been looking forward to his and Barbara's reunion for months, and watch as Barbara chooses the other guy over him. But bear in mind that Jens is hardly a saint. He does threaten at one point that he might ''rape'' Barbara.]]

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* ''Worldwar'' gives us Dr. Jens Larssen. He starts off the series happily married HappilyMarried for several years to Barbara Larssen. his wife Barbara. Everything's going swimmingly - they even manage to find time to make love while Lizard aircraft bomb the area around their house - until the U.S. government sends Jens is sent on a top-secret but vitally important mission that necessitates requires him very slowly crossing one of to cross the largest countries United States on Earth. bicycle to avoid drawing the Lizards' attention. When he's been gone for the better part of a year, [[spoiler: Barbara assumes he must be dead and first starts sleeping with, then marries, then [[spoiler:Barbara is wrongly informed that he's dead, has GladToBeAliveSex with Sam Yeager after a Lizard attack, gets pregnant by another man. pregnant, and marries Yeager. Only for after this does Jens to then turn up, up alive and well after all and well, having been looking forward driven to keep going by the thought of returning to his loving wife -- and Barbara's reunion for months, and watch as she decides to stick with Yeager. However, the cross-country trip started showing Jens' less-than-pleasant sides, which come to the forefront after Barbara chooses leaves him and leads to him plotting to betray all of humanity to the other guy over him. But bear in mind that Jens is hardly a saint. He does threaten at one point that Lizards just to get his revenge against Sam, Barbara, and everyone else whom he might ''rape'' Barbara.believes wronged him.]]
6th Mar '18 4:59:30 AM manofwarb
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* The classic UsefulNotes/{{Bollywood}} film ''My Name is Joker'' is the tale of a SadClown who spent his entire life being rejected by women in favor of someone else.
15th Jan '18 8:50:25 PM jormis29
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** ''Carefree'' (1938)

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** ''Carefree'' ''Film/{{Carefree}}'' (1938)
15th Jan '18 8:41:05 PM jormis29
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* Ralph Bellamy in just about any movie where he's not playing UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt. Were Wiki/TVTropes around in the '40s, he'd be the TropeNamer. Movies in which he DidNotGetTheGirl:

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* Ralph Bellamy Creator/RalphBellamy in just about any movie where he's not playing UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt. Were Wiki/TVTropes around in the '40s, he'd be the TropeNamer. Movies in which he DidNotGetTheGirl:
13th Jan '18 11:50:25 AM nombretomado
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* Julian in ''Film/SomethingsGottaGive''. Diane Keaton dumps the much-younger, suave doctor KeanuReeves for Creator/JackNicholson. Sad Keanu, indeed.

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* Julian in ''Film/SomethingsGottaGive''. Diane Keaton dumps the much-younger, suave doctor KeanuReeves Creator/KeanuReeves for Creator/JackNicholson. Sad Keanu, indeed.
4th Jan '18 7:34:19 PM erforce
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* Actor James Marsden has quite the Baxter career going, playing blandly nice guys who fail to get the girl one way or another in ''Film/{{Superman}} Returns'', ''Film/XMen'', ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', ''Film/TheNotebook''...

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* Actor James Marsden has quite the Baxter career going, playing blandly nice guys who fail to get the girl one way or another in ''Film/{{Superman}} Returns'', ''Film/XMen'', ''Film/SupermanReturns'', ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'', ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', ''Film/TheNotebook''...
16th Nov '17 11:42:22 AM lillolillo
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* In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl1982 Supergirl (Volume 2)]]'' Philip Decker dated [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Linda Danvers]] for a while and their relationship appeared to go full steam ahead... until Linda broke up with Phil because he was keeping things from her, and shortly after she met again [[OldFlame Dick Malverne]], who she was still in love with.
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25th Sep '17 12:10:06 PM lalaTKG
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* Subverted in ''Manga/ParadiseKiss''. [[spoiler: Hiroyuki Tokumori was in a love triangle with Miwako and Arashi, ending up as the loser. He also was Yukari's first crush, but then she fell for George. In the end, though, Yukari and George break up, George goes abroads... and Yukari ''marries'' Tokumori]].

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* Subverted in ''Manga/ParadiseKiss''. [[spoiler: Hiroyuki Tokumori was in a love triangle with Miwako and Arashi, ending up as the loser. He also was Yukari's first crush, but then she fell for George. In the end, though, Yukari and George break up, George goes abroads...abroad... and Yukari ''marries'' Tokumori]].
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