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5th Aug '17 10:01:04 AM tikihead
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* Julian in ''SomethingsGottaGive''. Diane Keaton dumps the much-younger, suave doctor KeanuReeves for Creator/JackNicholson. Sad Keanu, indeed.

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* Julian in ''SomethingsGottaGive''.''Film/SomethingsGottaGive''. Diane Keaton dumps the much-younger, suave doctor KeanuReeves for Creator/JackNicholson. Sad Keanu, indeed.
5th Aug '17 10:00:25 AM tikihead
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4th Aug '17 12:28:40 PM nighttrainfm
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* [[spoiler:Mako]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''. While he ''did'' fumble up his relationships with Korra and Asami a lot over the first two seasons, one could argue that in Book Four, he was mature enough to finally hold a relationship. [[spoiler:In the end, however, he ends up as a good friend to both Korra AND Asami. He's also the runner-up to ''both'' as the two, in the GrandFinale, have a RelationshipUpgrade.]]

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* [[spoiler:Mako]] in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'':
** Mako.
While he ''did'' fumble up his relationships with Korra and Asami a lot over the first two seasons, one could argue that in Book Four, he was mature enough to finally hold a relationship. [[spoiler:In the end, however, he ends up as a good friend to both Korra AND Asami. He's also the runner-up to ''both'' as the two, in the GrandFinale, have a RelationshipUpgrade.]]
6th Jul '17 5:24:01 PM nombretomado
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Sometimes called "The Baxter" (but not [[TheMaryTylerMooreShow Ted Baxter]]) from C.C. Baxter of ''Film/TheApartment'', a sad sack who actually gets the girl. The Michael Showalter movie ''Film/TheBaxter'' deconstructs the concept. Compare HopelessSuitor, RomanticFalseLead, UnrequitedTragicMaiden, and NoSparks. See also DidNotGetTheGirl and EverythingButTheGirl when it's ''TheProtagonist'' who is the romantic runner-up.

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Sometimes called "The Baxter" (but not [[TheMaryTylerMooreShow [[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow Ted Baxter]]) from C.C. Baxter of ''Film/TheApartment'', a sad sack who actually gets the girl. The Michael Showalter movie ''Film/TheBaxter'' deconstructs the concept. Compare HopelessSuitor, RomanticFalseLead, UnrequitedTragicMaiden, and NoSparks. See also DidNotGetTheGirl and EverythingButTheGirl when it's ''TheProtagonist'' who is the romantic runner-up.
4th Jun '17 12:06:38 PM nombretomado
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* Ralph Bellamy in just about any movie where he's not playing UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt. Were TVTropes around in the '40s, he'd be the TropeNamer. Movies in which he DidNotGetTheGirl:

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* Ralph Bellamy in just about any movie where he's not playing UsefulNotes/FranklinDRoosevelt. Were TVTropes Wiki/TVTropes around in the '40s, he'd be the TropeNamer. Movies in which he DidNotGetTheGirl:
29th Apr '17 1:41:58 PM Arcana4th
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* ''Manga/CardCaptorSakura'':
** Sakura and Syaoran are both in love with Yukito at the start of the story, but [[spoiler:Yukito ends the story withSakura's brother, Touya. At this point, it can be considered a subversion, since Sakura realized she had no romantic interest in Yukito a bit prior to their relationship started and Syaoran fell for Sakura after they captured all Clow Cards]].
** Tomoyo is in love with [[spoiler:Sakura]], but she much prefers the BetterAsFriends and IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy approaches, and is, towards the end, happy to [[spoiler:help Sakura and Syaoran get together]].
* ''Anime/{{Kiznaiver}}'':
** Of the love triangle between Sonozaki, Katsuhira and Chidori, [[spoiler:the end game is Sonozaki/Katsuhira, leaving Chidori as this]].
** Of the love triangle between [[spoiler:Nico, Tenga and Chidori]], the end is left open over who will end up with whom, but considering that [[spoiler:Tenga had fallen for Chidori and she started developing feelings for him after the events of the show, as well as Nico openly stating she will value [[BetterAsFriends their friendship over any possible romance]], it's likely that Nico ends as this]].
* ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'': [[spoiler:Juzo becomes this when Chisa ends up as the one the love of his life, Munakata, falls in love with.]]
25th Apr '17 6:20:12 AM lalaTKG
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* Joy Mercer on ''Series/HouseOfAnubis''so very much. It gets to the point where [[spoiler:even when Nina was gone, Fabian refused to date Joy, as he believes they should be [[JustFriends just good friends and nothing else.]]]]

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* Joy Mercer on ''Series/HouseOfAnubis''so ''Series/HouseOfAnubis'' so very much. It gets to the point where [[spoiler:even when Nina was gone, Fabian refused to date Joy, as he believes they should be [[JustFriends just good friends and nothing else.]]]]
25th Apr '17 5:59:02 AM lalaTKG
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* Cupid from ;;WesternAnimation/EverAfterHigh'' seems to be headed this way. Dexter is [[ObliviousToLove oblivious]] to her crush on him, probably because he's too head over heels for Raven to notice. Raven reciprocates the feelings, and while they aren't [[OfficialCouple official]] yet, all signs seem to be pointing in that direction.

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* Cupid from ;;WesternAnimation/EverAfterHigh'' ''WesternAnimation/EverAfterHigh'' seems to be headed this way. Dexter is [[ObliviousToLove oblivious]] to her crush on him, probably because he's too head over heels for Raven to notice. Raven reciprocates the feelings, and while they aren't [[OfficialCouple official]] yet, all signs seem to be pointing in that direction.
7th Apr '17 6:39:07 AM Willbyr
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* Kentarou Nara from the anime/manga ''SchoolRumble''. Oddly enough, he was originally going to be the main character of the show, but was nonetheless relegated as a side character with little screen time or role in the story.

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* Kentarou Nara from the anime/manga ''SchoolRumble''.''Manga/SchoolRumble''. Oddly enough, he was originally going to be the main character of the show, but was nonetheless relegated as a side character with little screen time or role in the story.
27th Mar '17 8:44:32 AM Adept
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* Similarly, in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Akane Tendo openly considers Ryoga Hibiki to be much nicer and sweeter then her CompassionateCritic and NoSocialSkills fiance Ranma Saotome, but she's more or less ObliviousToLove when it [[AllLoveIsUnrequited comes to him]]. That said, Ryoga does find somebody else...

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* Similarly, in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'', Akane Tendo openly considers Ryoga Hibiki to be much nicer and sweeter then than her CompassionateCritic and NoSocialSkills fiance Ranma Saotome, but she's more or less ObliviousToLove when it [[AllLoveIsUnrequited comes to him]]. That said, Ryoga does find somebody else...
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