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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]].
25th Sep '17 12:09:10 PM lalaTKG
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** 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]].

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** Sakura and Syaoran are both in love with Yukito at the start of the story, but [[spoiler:Yukito ends the story withSakura's with Sakura'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]].
8th Sep '17 4:24:47 AM Jhiday
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* Shouta from Momokuri is this to his best friend Rihito. Rihito has always been popular, and while Shouta's far from a bad catch, he's just not quite to the level of hot-guy Rihito. [[spoiler:Even Shouta's ChildhoodFriend Yuzuki, who everyone in the entire series has described as either being in love with him or not realizing she's in love with him, winds up dumping him for Rihito in the end.]]

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* Shouta from Momokuri ''Manga/{{Momokuri}}'' is this to his best friend Rihito. Rihito has always been popular, and while Shouta's far from a bad catch, he's just not quite to the level of hot-guy Rihito. [[spoiler:Even Shouta's ChildhoodFriend Yuzuki, who everyone in the entire series has described as either being in love with him or not realizing she's in love with him, winds up dumping him for Rihito in the end.]]
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.]]
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