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13th Nov '16 9:54:38 AM nombretomado
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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/{{X-Men}}'', ''{{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/{{X-Men}}'', ''{{Enchanted}}'', ''Film/XMen'', ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'', ''Film/TheNotebook''...
13th Oct '16 7:39:57 AM DeanMT94
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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.]]
7th Oct '16 12:06:04 PM erforce
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* This page describes ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' James Norrington's entire existence -- even though he is played by Jack Davenport, he cannot compete with [[TheHero Will]] or [[JerkWithAHeartofGold Jack]]. Even in ''Dead Man's Chest'', when he was dirty, drunk, and hot as hell. Poor fellow.
** Technically Jack Sparrow too, as he also loses Elizabeth to Will in the third film. This is less tragic though, because while Norrington genuinely loved Elizabeth [[spoiler: and eventually made a HeroicSacrifice to save her from Davy Jones]], Jack's relationship with her was more PlayedForLaughs and he ended up getting a new love interest in the fourth film anyway.

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* This page describes ''PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' James Norrington's the entire existence of James Norrington from ''Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean'' -- even though he is played by Jack Davenport, he cannot compete with [[TheHero Will]] or [[JerkWithAHeartofGold Jack]]. Even in ''Dead ''[[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanDeadMansChest Dead Man's Chest'', Chest]]'', when he was dirty, drunk, and hot as hell. Poor fellow.
** Technically Jack Sparrow too, as he also loses Elizabeth to Will in the third film. This is less tragic though, because while Norrington genuinely loved Elizabeth [[spoiler: and eventually made a HeroicSacrifice to save her from Davy Jones]], Jack's relationship with her was more PlayedForLaughs and he ended up getting a new love interest in the [[Film/PiratesOfTheCaribbeanOnStrangerTides fourth film film]] anyway.
29th Sep '16 5:36:22 PM PrincessGwen
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* In ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'' by ''Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt'', both of the story's protagonists have one. Beatrice has Alexandre St Cyr D'Aubigny, and Seth has Lily Tremaine. But in the end, [[spoiler: Alexandre and Lily hook

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* In ''Literature/{{Overenskommelser}}'' by ''Creator/SimonaAhrnstedt'', both of the story's protagonists have one. Beatrice has Alexandre St Cyr D'Aubigny, and Seth has Lily Tremaine. But in the end, [[spoiler: Alexandre [[spoiler:Alexandre and Lily hook up.]]
18th Jun '16 2:58:12 PM SKJAM
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* Kain from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' could well be the UrExample for the medium.

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* Kain from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' could well be the UrExample MostTriumphantExample for the medium.
11th Jun '16 4:12:37 PM nombretomado
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* [[BlackMagicianGirl Nicci]] of the ''SwordOfTruth'' is a female example. Though she eventually becomes the closest confidante and magical advisor to her love, she remains the No. 2 woman in his life.

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* [[BlackMagicianGirl Nicci]] of the ''SwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' is a female example. Though she eventually becomes the closest confidante and magical advisor to her love, she remains the No. 2 woman in his life.
25th May '16 9:39:50 AM Willbyr
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* Yuuno Scrya from ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''. Nice guy, helpful, supportive; he was the one who gave Nanoha [[JumpedAtTheCall her calling]] but relationship-wise [[YuriFan it]] [[PanderingToTheBase just]] [[HetIsEw didn't]] [[ImprobablyFemaleCast go]] [[PutOnABus anywhere]].

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* Yuuno Scrya from ''Franchise/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha''.''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. Nice guy, helpful, supportive; he was the one who gave Nanoha [[JumpedAtTheCall her calling]] but relationship-wise [[YuriFan it]] [[PanderingToTheBase just]] [[HetIsEw didn't]] [[ImprobablyFemaleCast go]] [[PutOnABus anywhere]].



* Subverted in ''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 ''ParadiseKiss''.''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]].
22nd May '16 5:47:42 PM lakingsif
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* Between her roles on ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' and ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', Rashida Jones seems to be building a career on playing this character.

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* Between her roles on ''Series/TheOfficeUS'' and ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', Rashida Jones Creator/RashidaJones seems to be building a career on playing this character.
14th May '16 9:59:11 PM Adept
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* Seemingly played straight then subverted in ''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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* Seemingly played straight then subverted Subverted in ''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]].
12th May '16 2:57:17 AM Adept
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* Female example: Anju Kitahara in the ''MarmaladeBoy'' anime. ''MarmaladeBoy'' has actually more than one example (Ginta, anyone?), but Anju is the one who fits the most.

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* Female example: Anju Kitahara in the ''MarmaladeBoy'' ''Anime/MarmaladeBoy'' anime. ''MarmaladeBoy'' ''Marmalade Boy'' has actually more than one example (Ginta, anyone?), but Anju is the one who fits the most.
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