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20th Sep '17 5:59:08 AM RedScharlach
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** Carlie Cooper was supposed to be "perfect" for Peter Parker. The problem was, she was kind of quickly introduced and then forgotten about for a significant amount of time while the rotating writers focused on THEIR pet characters. When she reappeared it got a collective "huh?". Seemingly to make up for lost time a lot of her appearances consisted of everyone [[CharacterShilling talking about how super awesome she was -even those who had never met her before]]. If this weren't bad enough, she appeared in an issue titled The Many Loves Of Spider-Man before they were even dating. When they finally got together Peter declared it was "the rightest thing in the world" (despite the fact she was dressed up as his ex). What few personality traits could be assigned to her were seemingly all sewn together from other love interests that were much better-developed characters. She and Peter had a laughable lack of any actual chemistry (quite a feat when you're dealing with not actors, but drawings), she was named after Creator/JoeQuesada's daughter, and [[DependingOnTheArtist no one could decide what she looked like]]. Not to mention, she was quite obviously meant to [[ReplacementScrappy replace fan-favorite Mary Jane Watson]], whom Joe Quesada infamously dislikes. She quickly became TheScrappy and when she and Peter broke up during ComicBook/SpiderIsland the fandom rejoiced. She's still in the books, but now they're focusing more on her job as a crime scene investigator, so hopefully this trope will be averted and more of an assignable personality will surface.
* Sadie in ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}'' has no character outside of her relationship with Jack and worry about her brother.

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** Carlie Cooper was supposed to be "perfect" for Peter Parker. The problem was, she was kind of quickly introduced and then forgotten about for a significant amount of time while the rotating writers focused on THEIR pet characters. When she reappeared it got a collective "huh?". Seemingly to make up for lost time a lot of her appearances consisted of everyone [[CharacterShilling talking about how super awesome she was -even was--even those who had never met her before]]. If this weren't bad enough, she appeared in an issue titled The "The Many Loves Of Spider-Man Spider-Man" before they were even dating. When they finally got together Peter declared it was "the rightest thing in the world" (despite the fact she was dressed up as his ex). What few personality traits could be assigned to her were seemingly all sewn together from other love interests that were much better-developed characters. She and Peter had a laughable lack of any actual chemistry (quite a feat when you're dealing with not actors, but drawings), drawings rather than actors), she was named after Creator/JoeQuesada's daughter, and [[DependingOnTheArtist no one could decide what she looked like]]. Not to mention, she was quite obviously meant to [[ReplacementScrappy replace fan-favorite Mary Jane Watson]], whom Joe Quesada infamously dislikes. She quickly became TheScrappy and when she and Peter broke up during ComicBook/SpiderIsland the fandom rejoiced. She's still in the books, but now they're focusing more on her job as a crime scene investigator, so hopefully this trope will be averted and more of an assignable personality will surface.
* Sadie in ''Comicbook/{{Starman}}'' has no character outside of her relationship with Jack and worry worrying about her brother.



* Surprisingly, this is [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzagged all around]] in the ''Film/JamesBond'' films - [[Film/DrNo Honey Ryder]], [[Film/ForYourEyesOnly Melina Havelock]], [[Film/GoldenEye Natalya Simyonova]], [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe Anya Amasova]], [[Film/TomorrowNeverDies Wai Lin]], [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 Vesper Lynd]] ''specially'' [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService Tracy Vincenzo]] [[spoiler: later Bond]] are anything but static. On the other hand, there have been others, often the [[DisposableWoman ones who die early on]], who have been the practical epitome of this trope, such as [[Film/DiamondsAreForever Tiffany Case]], [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun Mary Goodnight]], [[Film/{{Moonraker}} Holly Goodhead]] and [[Film/AViewToAKill Stacey Sutton]].

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* Surprisingly, this is [[ZigZaggingTrope zigzagged all around]] in the ''Film/JamesBond'' films - [[Film/DrNo Honey Ryder]], [[Film/ForYourEyesOnly Melina Havelock]], [[Film/GoldenEye Natalya Simyonova]], [[Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe Anya Amasova]], [[Film/TomorrowNeverDies Wai Lin]], [[Film/CasinoRoyale2006 Vesper Lynd]] ''specially'' and ''especially'' [[Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService Tracy Vincenzo]] [[spoiler: later [[spoiler:later Bond]] are anything but static. On the other hand, there have been others, often the [[DisposableWoman ones who die early on]], who have been are the practical epitome of this trope, such as [[Film/DiamondsAreForever Tiffany Case]], [[Film/TheManWithTheGoldenGun Mary Goodnight]], [[Film/{{Moonraker}} Holly Goodhead]] and [[Film/AViewToAKill Stacey Sutton]].



** Averted (but barely) by Kumiko from ''Film/TheKarateKidPartII'', who is shown to have her own dream to become a classical Japanese dancer. [[spoiler: She's written out of the third movie, and the in-story reason is that she chose said dream over being with Daniel.]]

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** Averted (but barely) by Kumiko from ''Film/TheKarateKidPartII'', who is shown to have her own dream to become of becoming a classical Japanese dancer. [[spoiler: She's written out of the third movie, and the in-story reason is that she chose said dream over being with Daniel.]]



* Bonnie in ''Film/OnlyAngelsHaveWings''. The story is about Geoff the studly pilot and his fellow studly pilots, and their dinky little airline that makes highly dangerous flights over the Andes Mountanins and back. Bonnie arrives in town for...some reason the movie never specifies. She has a job doing...something the movie never specifies. She falls in love with Geoff. The pilots continue to make perilous flights into the interior of South America and back; tragedy strikes and new friendships are formed. At the end Bonnie is--still in love with Geoff, having hung around throughout the movie but hardly affecting the story at all.

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* Bonnie in ''Film/OnlyAngelsHaveWings''. The story is about Geoff the studly pilot and his fellow studly pilots, and their dinky little airline that makes highly dangerous flights over the Andes Mountanins and back. Bonnie arrives in town for...some reason the movie never specifies. She has a job doing...something the movie never specifies. She falls in love with Geoff. The pilots continue to make perilous flights into the interior of South America and back; tragedy strikes and new friendships are formed. At the end Bonnie is--still in love with Geoff, having hung around throughout the movie but hardly affecting the story at all.



* Male examples in ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''. Lucy's suitors function in the story as only that. Arthur (who is the one that gets the girl) only hopes for Lucy's affections and then [[spoiler: mourns her death]]. Quinsy doesn't get the girl and only contributes owning a hunting knife to fight Dracula [[spoiler: and [[SacrificialLion getting killed off]] so Dracula could kill someone]]. Lucy's third suitor Jack avoids this. He is more developed, as he works in a mental hospital where the patients sense Dracula's presence and it's he who first notices something wrong with Lucy.

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* Male examples in ''Literature/{{Dracula}}''. Lucy's suitors function in the story as only little more than that. Arthur (who is the one that gets the girl) only hopes for Lucy's affections and then [[spoiler: mourns her death]]. Quinsy Quincey doesn't get the girl and only contributes owning a hunting knife to the fight with Dracula [[spoiler: and [[SacrificialLion getting killed off]] so Dracula could kill someone]]. Lucy's third suitor Jack avoids this. He is more developed, as he works in a mental hospital where the patients sense Dracula's presence and it's he who first notices something wrong with Lucy.



* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': West, Caitlin, Yaeko, Simone. Most of these examples are so egregious as to be almost [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] girls (boys?) with how little we see of them if at all after the season they're introduced in. One of these lucky ladies is introduced and then [[RetGone retconned]] out of existence in show.

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* ''Series/{{Heroes}}'': West, Caitlin, Yaeko, Simone. Most of these examples are so egregious as to be almost [[Film/JamesBond Bond]] girls (boys?) with how little we see of them if at all (if anything) after the season they're introduced in. One of these lucky ladies is introduced and then even [[RetGone retconned]] out of existence in show.existence.



* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'': Clara. She is the last descendant of the original Invisible Man, so the Sanctuary team has to recruit her to complete a mission. She and Will hook up pretty quickly despite the fact that they have absolutely nothing in common and she really has no purpose in the show other than {{Fanservice}} (she has to be naked to turn invisible.) Despite the fact that their relationship lasts all of four episodes, Will later describes it as one of only two "serious" relationships he's ever had.

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* ''Series/{{Sanctuary}}'': Clara. She is the last descendant of the original Invisible Man, so the Sanctuary team has to recruit her to complete a mission. She and Will hook up pretty quickly despite the fact that they have absolutely nothing in common and she really has no purpose in the show other than {{Fanservice}} (she has to be naked to turn invisible.) invisible). Despite the fact that their relationship lasts all of four episodes, Will later describes it as one of only two "serious" relationships he's ever had.



** An interesting subversion with Jo in the second season. She made her first appearance as an [[RelationshipSue obvious love interest]] for Dean, complete with an "adorably" feisty demeanor, a tragic backstory that mirrored the Winchesters', and - despite her tiny frame, lack of muscle tone, and dearth of any special powers - the ability to somehow best Dean in a physical altercation. However, by the time her subsequent appearances rolled around, the writers dramatically scaled back on her [[MarySue Sue]] tenancies, having her pull an inconveniently timed "I'm coming with you" on the Winchesters, [[TooDumbToLive idiotically]] deciding to go alone into the lair of a MonsterOfTheWeek whose MO was known to be the gruesome slaughter of young, attractive blondes, and having to be rescued by Sam and Dean, both of whom found her presence a burden and were only too happy to hand her back to her mother as soon as possible. She pretty much disappeared from the season after that, making only one more appearance which existed mainly to establish that the idea of any romantic relationship between herself and Dean was ridiculous, and that he would never come close to caring for her as much as he cared for Sam. WordOfGod states that Jo was originally conceived as a love interest for Dean, and that she was phased out of the series due to negative fan reaction, which explains the rapid scrapping of her original characterization.
** DeconstructedTrope in "Wishful Thinking". In this example a guy uses a magic coin he inherited to create a wishing well, so he can make the girl who he's been in love with since high school, but is oblivious to him, love him over anything else. At first he's happy with the new situation, but eventually gets disheartened from the fact that she literally has no personality other than pleasing and loving him, even killing others for him to maintain their "love".

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** An interesting subversion with Jo in the second season. She made her first appearance as an [[RelationshipSue obvious love interest]] for Dean, complete with an "adorably" feisty demeanor, a tragic backstory that mirrored the Winchesters', and - despite her tiny frame, lack of muscle tone, and dearth of any special powers - the ability to somehow best Dean in a physical altercation. However, by the time her subsequent appearances rolled around, the writers dramatically scaled back on her [[MarySue Sue]] tenancies, tendencies, having her pull an inconveniently timed "I'm coming with you" on the Winchesters, [[TooDumbToLive idiotically]] deciding to go alone into the lair of a MonsterOfTheWeek whose MO was known to be the gruesome slaughter of young, attractive blondes, and having to be rescued by Sam and Dean, both of whom found her presence a burden and were only too happy to hand her back to her mother as soon as possible. She pretty much disappeared from the season after that, making only one more appearance which existed mainly to establish that the idea of any romantic relationship between herself and Dean was ridiculous, and that he would never come close to caring for her as much as he cared for Sam. WordOfGod states that Jo was originally conceived as a love interest for Dean, and that she was phased out of the series due to negative fan reaction, which explains the rapid scrapping of her original characterization.
** DeconstructedTrope in "Wishful Thinking". In this example a guy uses a magic coin he inherited to create a wishing well, so he can make the girl who he's been in love with since high school, but is oblivious to him, love him over more than anything else. At first he's happy with the new situation, but eventually gets disheartened from the fact that she literally has no personality other than pleasing and loving him, even killing others for him to maintain their "love".



* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'': Beck, though a slight aversion as he gets more characterization in season one than most do of this trope, but whenever he figures prominently in a plot, it's always either relationship drama with Jade or ship tease with Tori and other cast members, and he's almost always seen through Tori, Jade or even Robbie's(!) point of view.

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* ''Series/{{Victorious}}'': Beck, though a slight aversion as he gets more characterization in season one than most do of this trope, but whenever he figures prominently in a plot, it's always either relationship drama with Jade or ship tease with Tori and other cast members, and he's almost always seen through Tori, Jade Tori's, Jade's or even Robbie's(!) point of view.



* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick describes this as "LINETS" (Love Interest Non-Essential To Story) in her ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' review (though Kara isn't used as a love interest in the movie, with only throwaway line at the end implies she and Bowen HookedUpAfterwards).

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick describes this as "LINETS" (Love Interest Non-Essential To Story) in her ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' review (though Kara isn't used as a love interest in the movie, with only movie--only a throwaway line at the end implies she and Bowen HookedUpAfterwards).
22nd Aug '17 5:17:17 PM Pichu-kun
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* Flash Sentry from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' has received quite a bit of criticism for this reason. He looks nice, helps Twilight twice, plays a guitar, generally seems to be a NiceGuy, [[spoiler:was Sunset Shimmer's ex-boyfriend, and his equine counterpart is a guard in Cadance's castle]]. And that's all we ''or Twilight'' ever know about him. That doesn't stop the LoveAtFirstSight. The second movie ''really'' puts it in lights: his introduction to the film is to come in and nervously ask the Mane Six's human counterparts if Twilight's come back lately. (You know, Twilight, the ''princess'' from ''another world'' that won't be accessible for ''months'', and who really has ''no'' reason to ''ever'' return?) Evidently, the answer to "What is he when not being the love interest?" is "that guy randomly shows up to ask if Twilight has inexplicably returned." He just ''isn't a character'' in his own right. Emphasized [[UpToEleven even further]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' where his only role is to be shot down by Human Twilight twice, showing how unimportant he is without the ShipTease.
** Interestingly, ''Friendship Games'' and ''Legend of Everfree'' having him get shot down moves him into a new role that {{lampshade|Hanging}}s him as this sort of character: now that Twilight's human counterpart is part of the gang and Pony Twilight is not in the movies anymore, and eventually Sunset Shimmer telling him straight that ''this'' Twilight isn't ''that'' Twilight and he needs to move on (and then going on with the plot and not noticing Flash trying to get back with her), poor Flash's role in the story is now "generic love-interest-y person ''without someone to be a generic love interest to.''" He pops up to fulfill his role in life as the guy who occasionally interrupts the plot to smile cutely and be smiled at in return... and there's no one who needs him for that. He's still no more developed than he ever was, but it's got some of his haters feeling some pity.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'':
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Flash Sentry from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' has received quite a bit of criticism for this reason. He looks nice, helps Twilight twice, plays a guitar, generally seems to be a NiceGuy, [[spoiler:was Sunset Shimmer's ex-boyfriend, and his equine counterpart is a guard in Cadance's castle]]. And that's all we ''or Twilight'' ever know about him. That doesn't stop the LoveAtFirstSight. The second movie ''really'' puts it in lights: his introduction to the film is to come in and nervously ask the Mane Six's human counterparts if Twilight's come back lately. (You know, Twilight, the ''princess'' from ''another world'' that won't be accessible for ''months'', and who really has ''no'' reason to ''ever'' return?) Evidently, the answer to "What is he when not being the love interest?" is "that guy randomly shows up to ask if Twilight has inexplicably returned." He just ''isn't a character'' in his own right. Emphasized [[UpToEleven even further]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' where his only role is to be shot down by Human Twilight twice, showing how unimportant he is without the ShipTease.
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ShipTease. Interestingly, ''Friendship Games'' and ''Legend of Everfree'' having him get shot down moves him into a new role that {{lampshade|Hanging}}s him as this sort of character: now that Twilight's human counterpart is part of the gang and Pony Twilight is not in the movies anymore, and eventually Sunset Shimmer telling him straight that ''this'' Twilight isn't ''that'' Twilight and he needs to move on (and then going on with the plot and not noticing Flash trying to get back with her), poor Flash's role in the story is now "generic love-interest-y person ''without someone to be a generic love interest to.''" He pops up to fulfill his role in life as the guy who occasionally interrupts the plot to smile cutely and be smiled at in return... and there's no one who needs him for that. He's still no more developed than he ever was, but it's got some of his haters feeling some pity.



* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has Aigis, whose development leads her to ''become'' a Satellite Love Interest as part of her BecomeARealBoy plot. Her role in FES expands on this, but her relationship with the protagonist is still the core of her character.
** Justified: She is a Shadow destroying robot. The protagonist fights shadows [[spoiler:and has the worst one sealed inside him]] so naturally she joins him.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has Aigis, whose development leads her to ''become'' a Satellite Love Interest as part of her BecomeARealBoy plot. Her role in FES expands on this, but her relationship with the protagonist is still the core of her character. \n** Justified: She is a Shadow destroying robot. The protagonist fights shadows [[spoiler:and has the worst one sealed inside him]] so naturally she joins him.


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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'' gives Blossom a crush on a boy named Jared Shapiro. He's around her age, goes to her school, is nerdy, and likes her but can't tell her... That's about all there is to Jared Shapiro.
20th Aug '17 1:49:11 PM KamenRiderKrypton
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* Flash Sentry from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' has received quite a bit of criticism for this reason. He looks nice, helps Twilight twice, plays a guitar, generally seems to be a NiceGuy, [[spoiler:was Sunset Shimmer's ex-boyfriend, and his equine counterpart is a guard in Cadance's castle]]. And that's all we ''or Twilight'' ever know about him. That doesn't stop the LoveAtFirstSight. The second movie ''really'' puts it in lights: his introduction to the film is to come in and nervously ask the Mane Six's human counterparts if Twilight's come back lately. (You know, Twilight, the ''princess'' from ''another world'' that won't be accessible for ''months'', and who really has ''no'' reason to ''ever'' return?) Evidently, the answer to "What is he when not being the love interest?" is "that guy randomly shows up to ask if Twilight has inexplicably returned." He just ''isn't a character'' in his own right. Emphasized [[UpToEleven even further]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestr iaGirlsFriendshipGames'' where his only role is to be shot down by Human Twilight twice, showing how unimportant he is without the ShipTease.

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* Flash Sentry from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' has received quite a bit of criticism for this reason. He looks nice, helps Twilight twice, plays a guitar, generally seems to be a NiceGuy, [[spoiler:was Sunset Shimmer's ex-boyfriend, and his equine counterpart is a guard in Cadance's castle]]. And that's all we ''or Twilight'' ever know about him. That doesn't stop the LoveAtFirstSight. The second movie ''really'' puts it in lights: his introduction to the film is to come in and nervously ask the Mane Six's human counterparts if Twilight's come back lately. (You know, Twilight, the ''princess'' from ''another world'' that won't be accessible for ''months'', and who really has ''no'' reason to ''ever'' return?) Evidently, the answer to "What is he when not being the love interest?" is "that guy randomly shows up to ask if Twilight has inexplicably returned." He just ''isn't a character'' in his own right. Emphasized [[UpToEleven even further]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestr iaGirlsFriendshipGames'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' where his only role is to be shot down by Human Twilight twice, showing how unimportant he is without the ShipTease.
19th Aug '17 3:30:52 PM DuneAgain
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* Flash Sentry from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' has received quite a bit of criticism for this reason. He looks nice, helps Twilight twice, plays a guitar, generally seems to be a NiceGuy, [[spoiler:was Sunset Shimmer's ex-boyfriend, and his equine counterpart is a guard in Cadance's castle]]. And that's all we ''or Twilight'' ever know about him. That doesn't stop the LoveAtFirstSight. The second movie ''really'' puts it in lights: his introduction to the film is to come in and nervously ask the Mane Six's human counterparts if Twilight's come back lately. (You know, Twilight, the ''princess'' from ''another world'' that won't be accessible for ''months'', and who really has ''no'' reason to ''ever'' return?) Evidently, the answer to "What is he when not being the love interest?" is "that guy randomly shows up to ask if Twilight has inexplicably returned." He just ''isn't a character'' in his own right. Emphasized [[UpToEleven even further]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' where his only role is to be shot down by Human Twilight twice, showing how unimportant he is without the ShipTease.

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* Flash Sentry from ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'' has received quite a bit of criticism for this reason. He looks nice, helps Twilight twice, plays a guitar, generally seems to be a NiceGuy, [[spoiler:was Sunset Shimmer's ex-boyfriend, and his equine counterpart is a guard in Cadance's castle]]. And that's all we ''or Twilight'' ever know about him. That doesn't stop the LoveAtFirstSight. The second movie ''really'' puts it in lights: his introduction to the film is to come in and nervously ask the Mane Six's human counterparts if Twilight's come back lately. (You know, Twilight, the ''princess'' from ''another world'' that won't be accessible for ''months'', and who really has ''no'' reason to ''ever'' return?) Evidently, the answer to "What is he when not being the love interest?" is "that guy randomly shows up to ask if Twilight has inexplicably returned." He just ''isn't a character'' in his own right. Emphasized [[UpToEleven even further]] in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsFriendshipGames'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestr iaGirlsFriendshipGames'' where his only role is to be shot down by Human Twilight twice, showing how unimportant he is without the ShipTease.



** Also, Bella Swan, our romantic heroine and POV character herself. We never learn much about her life in Phoenix, and although she easily makes friends in the beginning of the first novel, she immediately dumps them to be with Edward. Her whole life revolves around Edward, to the point where she [[UpToEleven actually goes catatonic]] when he leaves her, and in the last book [[spoiler: she turns into a vampire, and completely leaves her human life behind her for a life with her Edward.]] She also has [[FlatCharacter no character development]] at all throughout the books. At one point her mother literally compares Bella to a satellite around Edward--always orientating herself to always be near him--and Bella ''agrees'' with her mother with no second thoughts.

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** Also, Bella Swan, our romantic heroine and POV character herself. We never learn much about her life in Phoenix, and although she easily makes friends in the beginning of the first novel, she immediately dumps them to be with Edward. Her whole life revolves around Edward, to the point where she [[UpToEleven actually goes catatonic]] when he leaves her, and in the last book [[spoiler: she turns into a vampire, and completely leaves her human life behind her for a life with her Edward.]] She also has [[FlatCharacter no character development]] at all throughout the books. At one point her mother literally compares Bella to a satellite around Edward--always orientating herself to always be near him--and Bella ''agrees'' with her mother with no second thoughts.can't give even one excuse as she even admits that Renee is totally correct.
6th Aug '17 2:36:28 PM TheTraveller
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*''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom'' has Zooey the Fox, Tails' girlfriend. She's a nice girl, and the two do make an adorable couple...but outside of being Tails' girlfriend very little can be said about her, especially related to Tails' other girlfriends across the franchise's history, specifically [[ComicBook/ArchieComicsSonicTheHedgehog Fiona Fox]] and [[Anime/SonicX Cosmo the Seedrian]] - though at least this relationship hasn't ended in disaster like those other two have.
8th Jul '17 4:37:08 AM azbyc15243
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* The White Queen in ''LightNovel/TheUnexploredSummonBloodSign'' plays with this. While she is indeed Kyousuke's love interest, and all of her thoughts are related to him in some way, she's also the main villain of the series. Due to [[MoralEventHorizon her actions in the past]], Kyousuke absolutely refuses to be with her again, and is devoted to trying to kill her. The story is essentially all about her attempts to make him fall in love with her again, [[{{Yandere}} no matter the cost]].
27th Jun '17 3:31:33 PM merotoker
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** Rin Nohara. The only real characterization which she receives is the fact that Obito loves her but she loves Kakashi. This may be justified since she's a PosthumousCharacter so she isn't exactly around to receive characterization, and [[spoiler:the main reason for her existence, this in order to become TheLostLenore for Obito and with motivate him to become [[BigBad Tobi]].]] Although she still isn't characterized all that much in flashbacks she's featured in - she's a kind girl, a CombatMedic in training, and nothing else.

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** Rin Nohara. The only real characterization which she receives is the fact that Obito loves her but she loves Kakashi. This may be justified since she's a PosthumousCharacter so she isn't exactly around to receive characterization, and [[spoiler:the main reason for her existence, this in order to become TheLostLenore for Obito and with motivate him to become [[BigBad Tobi]].]] Tobi]]]]. Although she still isn't characterized all that much in flashbacks she's featured in - she's a kind girl, a CombatMedic in training, and nothing else.



** Cissy Ironwood was a satellite love interest created especially for ''Marvel Team-Up'' in the early 1980s so that the writers of that could write stories in which Spider-Man e. g. ditched his date in order to fight the villain of the month without having to keep track of the latest romantic developments in the other two Spider-books.

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** Cissy Ironwood was a satellite love interest Satellite Love Interest created especially for ''Marvel Team-Up'' in the early 1980s so that the writers of that could write stories in which Spider-Man e. g. ditched his date in order to fight the villain of the month without having to keep track of the latest romantic developments in the other two Spider-books.



** Prince Eric in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' is borderline. He is featured far more in the story than the previous three princes (except for the prince of Cinderella in the part 3 where he has more protagonism). But still his main function is to be a love interest for Ariel - even falling into DistressedDude a couple of times.

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** Prince Eric in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' is borderline. He is featured far more in the story than the previous three other princes listed here (except for the prince of Cinderella in the part 3 where he has more protagonism). But still his main function is to be a love interest for Ariel - even falling into DistressedDude a couple of times.



** Interestingly, ''Friendship Games'' and ''Legend of Everfree'' having him get shot down moves him into a new role that {{Lampshade}}s him as this sort of character: now that Twilight's human counterpart is part of the gang and Pony Twilight is not in the movies anymore, and eventually Sunset Shimmer telling him straight that ''this'' Twilight isn't ''that'' Twilight and he needs to move on (and then going on with the plot and not noticing Flash trying to get back with her), poor Flash's role in the story is now "generic love-interest-y person ''without someone to be a generic love interest to.''" He pops up to fulfill his role in life as the guy who occasionally interrupts the plot to smile cutely and be smiled at in return... and there's no one who needs him for that. He's still no more developed than he ever was, but it's got some of his haters feeling some pity.

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** Interestingly, ''Friendship Games'' and ''Legend of Everfree'' having him get shot down moves him into a new role that {{Lampshade}}s {{lampshade|Hanging}}s him as this sort of character: now that Twilight's human counterpart is part of the gang and Pony Twilight is not in the movies anymore, and eventually Sunset Shimmer telling him straight that ''this'' Twilight isn't ''that'' Twilight and he needs to move on (and then going on with the plot and not noticing Flash trying to get back with her), poor Flash's role in the story is now "generic love-interest-y person ''without someone to be a generic love interest to.''" He pops up to fulfill his role in life as the guy who occasionally interrupts the plot to smile cutely and be smiled at in return... and there's no one who needs him for that. He's still no more developed than he ever was, but it's got some of his haters feeling some pity.



* Bo Peep from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''. Sure, she's sweet and has a bit of a naughty side, but both those traits are used in order to demonstrate her affection for Woody (grabbing him around the neck with her shepherdess's crook, for example). She never really interacts with any other toy on-screen and she exists mainly as a sympathetic ear to Woody. [[spoiler: Bo Peep's lack of development -- and the popularity of the other female characters, Jessie the Cowgirl and the tour guide Barbie doll from the second Toy Story movie, and the logistics of having Bo Peep actually be involved in the action of the third movie (given that she wasn't actually a toy at all, but a china figurine) -- were the reason why she didn't appear in the third movie]]

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* Bo Peep from ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory''. Sure, she's sweet and has a bit of a naughty side, but both those traits are used in order to demonstrate her affection for Woody (grabbing him around the neck with her shepherdess's crook, for example). She never really interacts with any other toy on-screen and she exists mainly as a sympathetic ear to Woody. [[spoiler: Bo Peep's lack of development -- and the popularity of the other female characters, Jessie the Cowgirl and the tour guide Barbie doll from the second Toy Story movie, ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', and the logistics of having Bo Peep actually be involved in the action of [[WesternAnimation/ToyStory3 the third movie movie]] (given that she wasn't actually a toy at all, but a china figurine) -- were the reason why she didn't appear in the third movie]]movie.]]



* Creator/JorgeLuisBorges wrote that Teodelina Villar, one of the characters of his short tale, ''The Zahir'', was this trope for him. Then he states that in RealLife, this trope is a deconstruction of the ArtifactOfAttraction: After all, a ShallowLoveInterest is someone who nobody (not even the guy who is in love with her) can define ''why'' is he in love, Borges cannot justify why he is in love (fascinated by) Teodelina: Teodelina was described by Borges as a RichInDollarsPoorInSense RichBitch when she was younger, and then she was a FallenPrincess. Even when Borges describes her as pretty stupid, he claims to love her, even when he cannot justify why, except because Borges admits he is a snob.

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* Creator/JorgeLuisBorges wrote that Teodelina Villar, one of the characters of his short tale, ''The Zahir'', was this trope for him. Then he states that in RealLife, this trope is a deconstruction of the ArtifactOfAttraction: After all, a ShallowLoveInterest Shallow Love Interest is someone who nobody (not even the guy who is in love with her) can define ''why'' is he in love, Borges cannot justify why he is in love (fascinated by) Teodelina: Teodelina was described by Borges as a RichInDollarsPoorInSense RichBitch when she was younger, and then she was a FallenPrincess. Even when Borges describes her as pretty stupid, he claims to love her, even when he cannot justify why, except because Borges admits he is a snob.



** But notably {{subverted|Trope}} with two more of Arthur's {{Romantic False Lead}}s: Princess Elena and Princess Mithian. Both are brought to Camelot (at different times) to join in an ArrangedMarriage to Arthur; but instead of treating them as mere impediments to his happiness with Guinevere, both are likable and developed characters. Elena's importance to the narrative has less to do with her relationship to Arthur as it does her role as an UnwittingPawn in {{The Fair Folk}}s' attempt to take over Camelot, and though Mithian's function ''was'' simply as a LoveInterest for Arthur, she was also a three-dimensional character who ended up being popular enough to return to the show in the next season.

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** But notably {{subverted|Trope}} with two more of Arthur's {{Romantic False Lead}}s: Princess Elena and Princess Mithian. Both are brought to Camelot (at different times) to join in an ArrangedMarriage to Arthur; but instead of treating them as mere impediments to his happiness with Guinevere, both are likable and developed characters. Elena's importance to the narrative has less to do with her relationship to Arthur as it does her role as an UnwittingPawn in {{The Fair Folk}}s' attempt to take over Camelot, and though Mithian's function ''was'' simply as a LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} for Arthur, she was also a three-dimensional character who ended up being popular enough to return to the show in the next season.



** Belle goes through the opposite. She ''began'' as a SatelliteLoveInterest for Rumple, and only existed to be a MoralityPet preventing him from being completely evil. But around Season 4, she started having more storylines of her own and far more agency in them.

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** Belle goes through the opposite. She ''began'' as a SatelliteLoveInterest this for Rumple, and only existed to be a MoralityPet preventing him from being completely evil. But around Season 4, she started having more storylines of her own and far more agency in them.



* [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tom]] on ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}.'' One reason that he's TheScrappy (aside from the LoveTriangle drama) is that he has little characterization outside of being [[TheSnarkKnight Daria and Jane]]'s SpearCounterpart; throughout the series, the number of scenes where he's not with them (or talking with them on the phone) could probably be counted on one hand. Aspects of his character that make him unique--his OldMoney background or private prep school--don't really get explored outside of some providing light class drama with Daria. We meet his family and he apparently has other friends, but these relationships are only hinted at.

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* [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tom]] on ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}.'' ''
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One reason that he's [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tom]]'s TheScrappy (aside from the LoveTriangle drama) is that he has little characterization outside of being [[TheSnarkKnight Daria and Jane]]'s SpearCounterpart; throughout the series, the number of scenes where he's not with them (or talking with them on the phone) could probably be counted on one hand. Aspects of his character that make him unique--his OldMoney background or private prep school--don't really get explored outside of some providing light class drama with Daria. We meet his family and he apparently has other friends, but these relationships are only hinted at.



* Lola serves as this role in ''Film/SpaceJam'', because WesternAnimation/BugsBunny needs to be romantically infatuated. ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' revamps her into a character that ''does'' date Bugs, but has a defined personality, family life, and interests that make her a unique character as well. To a smaller extent, she also has a defined personality on ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes'' outside of Bugs, though largely because everyone is infants, there is no romance going on.

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* Lola serves as this role in ''Film/SpaceJam'', because WesternAnimation/BugsBunny needs to be romantically infatuated. ''WesternAnimation/TheLooneyTunesShow'' revamps her into a character that ''does'' date Bugs, but has a defined personality, family life, and interests that make her a unique character as well. To a smaller extent, she also has a defined personality on ''WesternAnimation/BabyLooneyTunes'' outside of Bugs, though largely because everyone is are infants, there is no romance going on.



* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''. has two examples: ''Scott's'' SLI is Taryn Fujioka, whose only connection to the cast besides Scott is the fact she's apparently one of Jean's friends, one that appears once or twice for a few seconds standing next to Jean, then doing nothing until suddenly being interested in Scott. Jean, meanwhile, got Duncan; however, the writers brought him in as a JerkJock to give him something besides dating Jean (IE, making him pick on Toad and, to a lesser extent, Blob, and giving him a rivalry with [[BullyHunter Scott]]), before he developed during seasons 3 and 4 into a mutant hater with a penchant for grudges who's smart enough to avoid antagonizing the mutants that ''will'' fight back with their powers.

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* ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''. ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'' has two examples: ''Scott's'' SLI is Taryn Fujioka, whose only connection to the cast besides Scott is the fact she's apparently one of Jean's friends, one that appears once or twice for a few seconds standing next to Jean, then doing nothing until suddenly being interested in Scott. Jean, meanwhile, got Duncan; however, the writers brought him in as a JerkJock to give him something besides dating Jean (IE, making him pick on Toad and, to a lesser extent, Blob, and giving him a rivalry with [[BullyHunter Scott]]), before he developed during seasons 3 and 4 into a mutant hater with a penchant for grudges who's smart enough to avoid antagonizing the mutants that ''will'' fight back with their powers.
15th Jun '17 7:33:33 PM SheldonDinkleburg
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* Mist, Mana, and Shara are considered the Canon love interest in their respectable ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' games. Unsurprisingly, they also tend to be the ones least likely picked by players for marriage due to the much more interesting choices the game gives for other bachelorettes. ''Rune Factory 4'' manages to subvert this by throwing away the idea of a canon love interest all together.

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* Mist, Mana, and Shara are considered the Canon love interest in their respectable ''VideoGame/RuneFactory'' games. Unsurprisingly, they also tend to be the ones least likely picked by players for marriage due to the much more interesting choices the game gives for other bachelorettes. ''Rune Factory 4'' manages to subvert this by throwing away the idea of a canon love interest all together. And before that, ''VideoGame/RuneFactoryFrontier'', due to the expanded characterization for the returning characters, also rescued Mist from this trope as she became known more for being a {{Cloudcuckoolander}}.
27th Apr '17 7:40:55 AM JoeMerl
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* [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tom]] on ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}.'' One reason that he's TheScrappy (aside from the LoveTriangle drama) is that he has little characterization outside of being [[TheSnarkKnight Daria and Jane]]'s SpearCounterpart; throughout the series, the number of scenes where he's not with them (or talking with them on the phone) could probably be counted on one hand. Aspects of his character that make him unique--his OldMoney background or private prep school--don't really get explored outside of some providing light class drama with Daria. We meet his family and hear about friends he has outside of [[FanNickname the Amigas]], but these relationships don't get explored much.

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* [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tom]] on ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}.'' One reason that he's TheScrappy (aside from the LoveTriangle drama) is that he has little characterization outside of being [[TheSnarkKnight Daria and Jane]]'s SpearCounterpart; throughout the series, the number of scenes where he's not with them (or talking with them on the phone) could probably be counted on one hand. Aspects of his character that make him unique--his OldMoney background or private prep school--don't really get explored outside of some providing light class drama with Daria. We meet his family and hear about friends he apparently has outside of [[FanNickname the Amigas]], other friends, but these relationships don't get explored much.are only hinted at.
27th Apr '17 7:39:45 AM JoeMerl
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* Explored in a more realistic way in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', with Daria and Tom Sloane. They get along fairly well, there's a brief LoveTriangle with Tom's original girlfriend/Daria's best friend Jane, they hook up in the end when it's resolved -- and they break their relationship amiably in the end, since they simply had different interests in life.

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* Explored in a more realistic way in ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', with Daria and Tom Sloane. They get along fairly well, there's a brief [[TallDarkAndSnarky Tom]] on ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}.'' One reason that he's TheScrappy (aside from the LoveTriangle drama) is that he has little characterization outside of being [[TheSnarkKnight Daria and Jane]]'s SpearCounterpart; throughout the series, the number of scenes where he's not with Tom's original girlfriend/Daria's best friend Jane, they hook up in them (or talking with them on the end when it's resolved -- phone) could probably be counted on one hand. Aspects of his character that make him unique--his OldMoney background or private prep school--don't really get explored outside of some providing light class drama with Daria. We meet his family and they break their relationship amiably in hear about friends he has outside of [[FanNickname the end, since they simply had different interests in life.Amigas]], but these relationships don't get explored much.
** [[LovableJock Mack]] is another example, though he at least gets characterization as [[DumbJock Kevin]]'s Satellite Best Friend ([[VitriolicBestBuds semi-willingly]]) as well as being [[ExtracurricularEnthusiast Jodie]]'s often put-upon boyfriend.
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