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12th Feb '17 9:50:38 AM FuzzyBarbarian
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* ''ComicBook/SupermanEarthOne'': Lisa Lasalle has no characterization outside of her relationship with [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]]. [[spoiler:Even when she revealed she was working as a prostitute to earn extra money, that plotline only comes at the forefront at the final pages of volume #2 and is solved fairly quickly.]]
* Angel of the Comicbook/XMen tends to wind up as this in every relationship he gets into, as he tends not to get much development beyond "pretty rich guy." Even his ''Teen'' self can't escape it: In ''Comicbook/AllNewXMen'' his role in volume 2 has consisted entirely of worrying/griping about his girlfriend, Comicbook/{{X 23}}, throwing herself into danger. And being her taxi.

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* ''ComicBook/SupermanEarthOne'': Lisa Lasalle has no characterization outside of her relationship with [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]]. [[spoiler:Even when she revealed she was working as a prostitute to earn extra money, that plotline only comes at the forefront at the final pages of volume #2 2 and is solved fairly quickly.]]
* Angel of the Comicbook/XMen tends to wind up as this in every relationship he gets into, as he tends not to get much development beyond "pretty rich guy." Even his ''Teen'' self can't escape it: In ''Comicbook/AllNewXMen'' his role in volume 2 has consisted entirely of worrying/griping about his girlfriend, Comicbook/{{X 23}}, throwing herself into danger. And being her taxi.
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31st Jan '17 12:24:14 PM NNinja
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* In ''Anime/TelepathyShoujoRan'', [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship Ran has much more chemistry with Midori]] than with her boyfriend Rui.
25th Jan '17 10:29:40 PM YgothanEru
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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 isa 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 admit 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 isa 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 admit admits he is a snob.
22nd Jan '17 7:33:39 PM thebluebus
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* Layla the butterfly from ''Webcomic/TheLegendOfSpyroZonoyasRevenge'' does not affect the plot at all except to be Sparx's girlfriend.
15th Jan '17 7:29:47 AM NNinja
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* ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'':
** A contingent of fans believe that Pyrrha is this. They usually cite as proof the fact that her {{Love Interest|s}} gets more screentime than she does. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement And that's all it's really safe to say.]] Unusually for the trope, these fans generally ''like'' Pyrrha- they criticise not her character, but the way she is written.
** Sun and Neptune, besides the general DieForOurShip, got complaints in Volume 2 for only having a brief part in one combat scene and then taking up screentime for LoveTriangle shenanigans.
8th Jan '17 1:57:43 AM NNinja
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': The fandom seems to be split on who this applies to. [[TakeAThirdOption Of course, there are also those who think this applies to both characters.]]
** Gale is either truly the other half of the OfficialCouple, or he's a RomanticFalseLead.
** Peeta is either a cunning yet rather hopeless romantic, or a total idiot.
6th Jan '17 7:09:33 PM Lemia
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* Paz from ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt''. While her relationship with Kat is cute, we don't learn anything much about her other than that she used to have a crush on a boy before developing feelings for Kat, she's generally cheerful, and she can talk to animals. After her hook-up with Kat, she's only had one big, plot-relevant scene of talking down a monster that wasn't some variation of "she's happy to be with Kat". Whenever the main characters have to go on some adventure or quest, Paz is conspicuously absent from it and we never even get to see her reactions to Kat and her other schoolmates doing potentially dangerous things or Kat telling her about them. Her main role in the plot so far has been to just occasionally appear to remind us that Kat has a cute girlfriend.
5th Jan '17 11:19:21 AM system
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* Machi Kuragi from Manga/FruitsBasket has virtually no personality beyond being in love with [[spoiler:Yuki]].
1st Dec '16 9:11:09 PM merotoker
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A type of SatelliteCharacter who exists primarily to serve as the LoveInterest for a main character. It doesn't matter what their life was like beforehand; their focus in the story revolves around the sole fact that they dig said main character, and the main character digs them. A staple of the HaremGenre. When part of a movie, it's usually because the plot revolves around a second love interest that is used to show how much better the Satellite Love Interest is for the protagonist. If a non-satellite character turns into one ''because'' they've become a love interest, they've been DemotedToSatelliteLoveInterest. And pity choice D or E who just loves the character because that's what everyone does in the series, not that they have any chance against BettyAndVeronica or even [[TakeTheThirdOption the Third Option.]]

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A type of SatelliteCharacter who exists primarily to serve as the LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} for a main character. It doesn't matter what their life was like beforehand; their focus in the story revolves around the sole fact that they dig said main character, and the main character digs them. A staple of the HaremGenre. When part of a movie, it's usually because the plot revolves around a second love interest that is used to show how much better the Satellite Love Interest is for the protagonist. If a non-satellite character turns into one ''because'' they've become a love interest, they've been DemotedToSatelliteLoveInterest. And pity choice D or E who just loves the character because that's what everyone does in the series, not that they have any chance against BettyAndVeronica or even [[TakeTheThirdOption the Third Option.]]
ThirdOptionLoveInterest.



* Chii in ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' is literally this since she's a RobotGirl without an operating system and her entire personality starts from scratch. Later {{flashback}}s to when she wasn't yet a LoveInterest show that can be much deeper (and possibly would become like that again).

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* Chii in ''Manga/{{Chobits}}'' is literally this since she's a RobotGirl without an operating system and her entire personality starts from scratch. Later {{flashback}}s to when she wasn't yet a LoveInterest {{Love Interest|s}} show that can be much deeper (and possibly would become like that again).



* Nyu in ''Manga/ElfenLied''; like Chii, Nyu is a BlankSlate, picked up by Kouta from a beach. Possibly a subversion, in that [[spoiler:Nyu's attraction to Kouta is a reflection of her second personality Lucy, a borderline psychopathic mass murderer with real, complex, and disturbingly heartbreaking reasons for loving him.]]

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* Nyu in ''Manga/ElfenLied''; like Chii, Nyu is a BlankSlate, picked up by Kouta from a beach. Possibly a subversion, in that [[spoiler:Nyu's attraction to Kouta is a reflection of her second personality Lucy, a borderline psychopathic mass murderer with real, complex, and disturbingly heartbreaking reasons for loving him.]]him]].



* Yuno from ''Manga/FutureDiary'' basically has no personality outside of her devotion to Yukiteru. This is played [[{{Deconstruction}} as straight as possible]] to make [[{{Yandere}} her]] '''[[AxCrazy scary]]''' while being a {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion of the trope. Her entire world revolves around Yukiteru, and if anyone threatens to take him away from her, she [[FreakOut flips her shit]] and equates it to her entire future being taken away. This is with good reason: before meeting Yukiteru, [[spoiler:Yuno had just killed her AbusiveParents, who were sitting dead in her house for three weeks. She had absolutely [[DespairEventHorizon no hope for her own future]], and was deeply moved when Yukiteru's hope for the future was for his family to get along.]] So when Yukiteru jokingly accepted her offer to become his bride, she was thrilled [[spoiler:since she finally had a reason to keep living her life]] -- her life very literally depends on having Yukiteru there for emotional support, he ''is'' her future [[spoiler: after she lost everything.]] It gets even more interesting in that Yuno ''[[GenreSavvy recognizes]]'' this fact and basically gives a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "The Reason We Suck" Speech]] about how it was "pretend love" and she would have been fine with ''anyone'' as long as she could emotionally depend on him. Fortunately, it turns out that maybe their love isn't that meaningless after all.

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* Yuno from ''Manga/FutureDiary'' basically has no personality outside of her devotion to Yukiteru. This is played [[{{Deconstruction}} as straight as possible]] to make [[{{Yandere}} her]] '''[[AxCrazy scary]]''' while being a {{deconstruct|edTrope}}ion of the trope. Her entire world revolves around Yukiteru, and if anyone threatens to take him away from her, she [[FreakOut flips her shit]] and equates it to her entire future being taken away. This is with good reason: before meeting Yukiteru, [[spoiler:Yuno had just killed her AbusiveParents, who were sitting dead in her house for three weeks. She had absolutely [[DespairEventHorizon no hope for her own future]], and was deeply moved when Yukiteru's hope for the future was for his family to get along.]] along]]. So when Yukiteru jokingly accepted her offer to become his bride, she was thrilled [[spoiler:since she finally had a reason to keep living her life]] -- her life very literally depends on having Yukiteru there for emotional support, he ''is'' her future [[spoiler: after she lost everything.]] everything]]. It gets even more interesting in that Yuno ''[[GenreSavvy recognizes]]'' this fact and basically gives a [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech "The Reason We Suck" Speech]] about how it was "pretend love" and she would have been fine with ''anyone'' as long as she could emotionally depend on him. Fortunately, it turns out that maybe their love isn't that meaningless after all.



* [[MyHeroZero Zero]] from ''Manga/{{Kurohime}}''. Hime herself even realizes it. And arguably it is at that moment when we realize that [[PuritySue Zero]] [[StepfordSmiler isn't quite what he seems]]. Also, Yashahime, who seems to have no thoughts or personality beyond being an AxCrazy EvilGod {{Yandere}}.

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* [[MyHeroZero Zero]] from ''Manga/{{Kurohime}}''. Hime herself even realizes it. And arguably it is at that moment when we realize that [[PuritySue Zero]] [[StepfordSmiler isn't quite what he seems]]. Also, Yashahime, who seems to have no thoughts or personality beyond being an AxCrazy EvilGod [[GodIsEvil Evil God]] {{Yandere}}.



** Rin and Obito are this in a sort of odd scenario where ''both'' of them are this to each other. The only real characterization Obito receives is the fact that he loves Rin, and the only real characterization Rin receives is the fact that Obito loves her. This may be justified in Rin's case, since she's a PosthumousCharacter so she isn't exactly around to receive characterization, 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. Obito is also a PosthumousCharacter [[spoiler: although this turns out not to be the case, as he's actually Tobi and the one behind the Akatsuki. This still fits mostly because everything Obito does as the villain has been entirely or partially motivated by Rin in some way. This was likely intentional, to show that Obito has so thoroughly lost himself in her that everything else is meaningless.]]

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** Rin and Obito are this in a sort of odd scenario where ''both'' of them are this to each other. The only real characterization Obito receives is the fact that he loves Rin, and the only real characterization Rin receives is the fact that Obito loves her. This may be justified in Rin's case, since she's a PosthumousCharacter so she isn't exactly around to receive characterization, 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. Obito is also a PosthumousCharacter [[spoiler: although this turns out not to be the case, as he's actually Tobi and the one behind the Akatsuki. This still fits mostly because everything Obito does as the villain has been entirely or partially motivated by Rin in some way. This was likely intentional, to show that Obito has so thoroughly lost himself in her that everything else is meaningless.]]meaningless]].



* Fatina from ''Anime/TheTowerOfDruaga''. She spends the first 3/4ths of the first season as a character whose sole character traits were being a bitchy Neeba fangirl. This changes later on, where we get an episode where she and the main character are stranded together and bond a little, removing her from Neeba and giving viewers a bit more insight into her character. She never really goes back to being a complete Neeba fangirl after that. To add to things, [[spoiler:Neeba offers Fatina and Fatina alone an invitation to join him and Kaaya after they betray their groups. She turns down his offer and stands by Jil's side.]]

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* Fatina from ''Anime/TheTowerOfDruaga''. She spends the first 3/4ths of the first season as a character whose sole character traits were being a bitchy Neeba fangirl. This changes later on, where we get an episode where she and the main character are stranded together and bond a little, removing her from Neeba and giving viewers a bit more insight into her character. She never really goes back to being a complete Neeba fangirl after that. To add to things, [[spoiler:Neeba offers Fatina and Fatina alone an invitation to join him and Kaaya after they betray their groups. She turns down his offer and stands by Jil's side.]]side]].



* It took until the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' for Steve Trevor to significantly evolve into someone other than ComicBook/WonderWoman's boyfriend (the fact that they break up helps).

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* It took until the ''ComicBook/{{New 52}}'' for Steve Trevor to significantly evolve into someone other than ComicBook/WonderWoman's Franchise/WonderWoman's boyfriend (the fact that they break up helps).



* Angel of the Comicbook/XMen tends to wind up as this in every relationship he gets into, as he tends not to get much development beyond "pretty rich guy."
** Even his ''Teen'' self can't escape it: In ''Comicbook/AllNewXMen'' his role in volume 2 has consisted entirely of worrying/griping about his girlfriend, Comicbook/{{X 23}}, throwing herself into danger. And being her taxi.

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* Angel of the Comicbook/XMen tends to wind up as this in every relationship he gets into, as he tends not to get much development beyond "pretty rich guy."
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" Even his ''Teen'' self can't escape it: In ''Comicbook/AllNewXMen'' his role in volume 2 has consisted entirely of worrying/griping about his girlfriend, Comicbook/{{X 23}}, throwing herself into danger. And being her taxi.



* Celia in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc''. Aside from being Mike's love interest and the company secretary, she doesn't have much characterization. On her date with Mike they don't really talk about anything but [[SickeninglySweethearts their relationship]] and it is difficult to see why he likes her so much, [[GorgeousGorgon aside from the obvious]].

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* Celia in ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc''. ''WesternAnimation/MonstersInc'' Aside from being Mike's love interest and the company secretary, she doesn't have much characterization. On her date with Mike they don't really talk about anything but [[SickeninglySweethearts their relationship]] and it is difficult to see why he likes her so much, [[GorgeousGorgon aside from the obvious]].



* Jennifer in ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy. She appeared very little in the [[Film/BackToTheFuture first movie]] and apparently existed only so that Marty would have someone to spill exposition on in the opening scenes. Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale tried to write her out of the sequels, but the way they ended the first movie made that difficult; she did get some development in the [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII second]] and [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII third]] movies.

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* Jennifer in the ''Franchise/BackToTheFuture'' trilogy. She appeared very little in the [[Film/BackToTheFuture first movie]] and apparently existed only so that Marty would have someone to spill exposition on in the opening scenes. Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale tried to write her out of the sequels, but the way they ended the first movie made that difficult; she did get some development in the [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartII second]] and [[Film/BackToTheFuturePartIII third]] movies.



** 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 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.]]



* Katie Deauxma in ''Film/KickAss'', who is every bit Dave's dream girl to the core, even to the point of [[spoiler:immediately forgiving him for pretending to be gay and having sex with him right afterward, plus having sex just about anywhere--including on a dumpster.]] She is given an occupation and her interest in comics is touched upon, but her entire character ultimately centers around being Dave's perfect girlfriend. The most important role she plays aside from that is sending Dave after Razul, which leads to him meeting other important characters.

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* Katie Deauxma in ''Film/KickAss'', who is every bit Dave's dream girl to the core, even to the point of [[spoiler:immediately forgiving him for pretending to be gay and having sex with him right afterward, plus having sex just about anywhere--including on a dumpster.]] dumpster]]. She is given an occupation and her interest in comics is touched upon, but her entire character ultimately centers around being Dave's perfect girlfriend. The most important role she plays aside from that is sending Dave after Razul, which leads to him meeting other important characters.



* Aaron from ''Film/MeanGirls'' is a rare male version. He pretty much solely exists to be a pretty (and gullible) face and stuck in the LoveTriangle between Cady and Regina. Aaron proves he does have ''some'' depth under that handsome facade when he [[WhatTheHellHero chews out Cady]] for [[spoiler: flunking math so he can tutor her, even though she's good at it.]]

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* Aaron from ''Film/MeanGirls'' is a rare male version. He pretty much solely exists to be a pretty (and gullible) face and stuck in the LoveTriangle between Cady and Regina. Aaron proves he does have ''some'' depth under that handsome facade when he [[WhatTheHellHero chews out Cady]] for [[spoiler: flunking math so he can tutor her, even though she's good at it.]]it]].



* Oliver from ''Film/WhipIt'' acts like the very definition of this trope, since his scenes mainly consist of him digging Bliss, and Bliss digging him right back. The trope is {{deconstructed|Trope}} a bit, however, as he [[spoiler:only acts this way [[TheCasanova in order to get into Bliss' pants]]. And she falls for it.]]

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* Oliver from ''Film/WhipIt'' acts like the very definition of this trope, since his scenes mainly consist of him digging Bliss, and Bliss digging him right back. The trope is {{deconstructed|Trope}} a bit, however, as he [[spoiler:only acts this way [[TheCasanova in order to get into Bliss' pants]]. And she falls for it.]]it]].



* Ramandu's daughter in ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' only appears in one of the last chapters and exists largely to be beautiful, be the group's host, and [[MrExposition provide exposition]] on [[spoiler: the curses that affect both her father Ramandu ''and'' the three lords that still remain alive.]] She isn't even named in the text, though WordOfGod says she's called Lilliandil. She marries Caspian when it's all over, and we're informed that they live HappilyEverAfter until poor Lilliandil gets [[spoiler:nommed by a snake and provides the inciting incident for ''Literature/TheSilverChair''.]]

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* Ramandu's daughter in ''Literature/TheVoyageOfTheDawnTreader'' only appears in one of the last chapters and exists largely to be beautiful, be the group's host, and [[MrExposition provide exposition]] on [[spoiler: the curses that affect both her father Ramandu ''and'' the three lords that still remain alive.]] alive]]. She isn't even named in the text, though WordOfGod says she's called Lilliandil. She marries Caspian when it's all over, and we're informed that they live HappilyEverAfter until poor Lilliandil gets [[spoiler:nommed by a snake and provides the inciting incident for ''Literature/TheSilverChair''.]]''Literature/TheSilverChair'']].



** Some of Phoebe's boyfriends exist only to give her someone to go on dates with. Leslie was probably the most notable long-term example. Season 8 both lampshades and deconstructs this. Her boyfriend Dex - when he finds out she's a witch - questions whether she actually fell in love with him or just pursued him because she had a premonition of them getting married. It's later revealed that the endless series of failed relationships has left her broken and terrified of love. [[spoiler: But she marries a cupid called Coop, who was actually sent by the Elders to ''be'' her perfect match]].

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** Some of Phoebe's boyfriends exist only to give her someone to go on dates with. Leslie was probably the most notable long-term example. Season 8 both lampshades and deconstructs this. Her boyfriend Dex - when he finds out she's a witch - questions whether she actually fell in love with him or just pursued him because she had a premonition of them getting married. It's later revealed that the endless series of failed relationships has left her broken and terrified of love. [[spoiler: But she marries a cupid called Coop, who was actually sent by the Elders to ''be'' her perfect match]].match.]]



** Christine is getting milder complaints about this, though she's better liked than Peyton. Some fans feel she hasn't been fleshed out enough or given enough personality to allow people to relate well to her, and they feel she's a bit too perfect to seem real or that she's a written a bit too much like Mac's perfect woman. They point out things like her being quick to forgive Mac for initially shutting her out somewhat from his aphasia problem and that in several scenes, she's been sitting in her restaurant with the door open after hours,even in dangerous New York, as though just waiting for Mac, even the time when she hadn't been answering her phone and wouldn't have known he would be coming over.

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** Christine is getting milder complaints about this, though she's better liked than Peyton. Some fans feel she hasn't been fleshed out enough or given enough personality to allow people to relate well to her, and they feel she's a bit too perfect to seem real or that she's a written a bit too much like Mac's perfect woman. They point out things like her being quick to forgive Mac for initially shutting her out somewhat from his aphasia problem and that in several scenes, she's been sitting in her restaurant with the door open after hours,even hours, even in dangerous New York, as though just waiting for Mac, even the time when she hadn't been answering her phone and wouldn't have known he would be coming over.



* Juliette in "Series/{{Grimm}}". Girlfriend of the protagonist, she seemingly only exists in Nick's presence. Despite being a licensed veterinarian, we only see her go to work when it furthers the plot of a case Nick is investigating. We know nothing about her family, where she's from or even how she met Nick. Her friends on the show consist of Monroe and Rosalie who she met through Nick. The one friend who appears from her pre-Nick past only appeared because she needed Nick's help and disappeared never to be heard from again after the situation was resolved. Juliette is bilingual but this is only revealed when Nick needs a Spanish-speaker to help him with a case based in Mexican lore. When Juliette finally got an independent plot involving [[LaserGuidedAmnesia amnesia that made her forget Nick]] she decided she was in love with Captain Renard, Nick's boss! When [[TheScrappy fan's had had enough]] she was [[PutOnABus put on a bus]] [[spoiler: until the writers could retool the character and bring her back as "Eve" who is a reprogrammed with Juliette's memories and powers, but stripped of her feelings for Nick.]]

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* Juliette in "Series/{{Grimm}}".''Series/{{Grimm}}''. Girlfriend of the protagonist, she seemingly only exists in Nick's presence. Despite being a licensed veterinarian, we only see her go to work when it furthers the plot of a case Nick is investigating. We know nothing about her family, where she's from or even how she met Nick. Her friends on the show consist of Monroe and Rosalie who she met through Nick. The one friend who appears from her pre-Nick past only appeared because she needed Nick's help and disappeared never to be heard from again after the situation was resolved. Juliette is bilingual but this is only revealed when Nick needs a Spanish-speaker to help him with a case based in Mexican lore. When Juliette finally got an independent plot involving [[LaserGuidedAmnesia amnesia that made her forget Nick]] she decided she was in love with Captain Renard, Nick's boss! When [[TheScrappy fan's had had enough]] she was [[PutOnABus put on a bus]] [[spoiler: until the writers could retool the character and bring her back as "Eve" who is a reprogrammed with Juliette's memories and powers, but stripped of her feelings for Nick.]]Nick]].



* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'':
** Deliberately an InvokedTrope between Arthur and Vivian, the latter being a RoyalBrat who only exists to flounce around in pretty clothes. The two of them are put under a [[LovePotion Love Spell]] that makes them act like SickeningSweethearts, much to the bafflement of everyone else.

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* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'':
''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'':
** Deliberately an InvokedTrope between Arthur and Vivian, the latter being a RoyalBrat who only exists to flounce around in pretty clothes. The two of them are put under a [[LovePotion Love Spell]] that makes them act like SickeningSweethearts, SickeninglySweethearts, much to the bafflement of everyone else.



* The love interests of Finch and Reese from before the start of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', Grace Hendricks and Jessica Arndt, fall into this. With Jessica this is because she actually died before the start of the series, so her only relevance is how her failed relationship with John and her eventual death impacted him. Grace is still around, but even then, most of her appearances are flashbacks to when she and Harold were dating, and the majority of her present-day scenes center around people using her to get to Harold.



* ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'': Has Scott, Alex's first crush. He doesn't really have any personality beyond sending [[MasterOfTheMixedMessage mixed signals]] to Alex, dating the AlphaBitch, and being a BigManOnCampus. [[spoiler:In fact, when Alex gets closer to him, she realizes that his actual personality isn't a very nice one, and she gets over her crush.]]

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* ''Series/TheSecretWorldOfAlexMack'': Has Scott, Alex's first crush. He doesn't really have any personality beyond sending [[MasterOfTheMixedMessage mixed signals]] to Alex, dating the AlphaBitch, and being a BigManOnCampus. [[spoiler:In fact, when Alex gets closer to him, she realizes that his actual personality isn't a very nice one, and she gets over her crush.]]



* The love interests of Finch and Reese from before the start of ''Series/PersonOfInterest'', Grace Hendricks and Jessica Arndt, fall into this. With Jessica this is because she actually died before the start of the series, so her only relevance is how her failed relationship with John and her eventual death impacted him. Grace is still around, but even then, most of her appearances are flashbacks to when she and Harold were dating, and the majority of her present-day scenes center around people using her to get to Harold.



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' - a page debating whether Aerith or Tifa is Cloud's true love invoked this trope to argue this for Tifa. While Aerith has a role in the story of her own, Tifa's role revolves around her relationship to Cloud. WordOfGod is that Tifa is the one. She's still a developed character though, showing that TropesAreNotBad.

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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' - a page debating whether Aerith or Tifa is Cloud's true love invoked this trope to argue this for Tifa. While Aerith has a role in the story of her own, Tifa's role revolves around her relationship to Cloud. WordOfGod is that Tifa is the one. She's still a developed character though, showing that TropesAreNotBad.[[TropesAreTools Tropes Are Not Bad]].



* Ultimately {{averted|Trope}} by Ninian from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]''. She ''can'' be one of Eliwood's brides and is the only one who develops feelings for him [[UnrequitedLove whether her love's requited or not]], but she also has HiddenDepths regarding her [[IJustWantToHaveFriends her loneliness]], her relationship with her little brother Nils, the isolation she feels [[spoiler:due to her heritage as a half-Dragon woman]] and her SurvivorsGuilt [[spoiler:regarding the death of Eliwood's dad while trying to protect her and Nils]]. But since she's a ShrinkingViolet and WhiteMagicianGirl, the fans of Eliwood's other brides Fiora and Lyndis [[DieForOurShip often accuse her of fitting in here to make the other girls look better]].

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* Ultimately {{averted|Trope}} by Ninian from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe Fire Emblem: Blazing Sword]]''. She ''can'' be one of Eliwood's brides and is the only one who develops feelings for him [[UnrequitedLove [[AllLoveIsUnrequited whether her love's requited or not]], but she also has HiddenDepths regarding her [[IJustWantToHaveFriends her loneliness]], her relationship with her little brother Nils, the isolation she feels [[spoiler:due to her heritage as a half-Dragon woman]] and her SurvivorsGuilt [[spoiler:regarding the death of Eliwood's dad while trying to protect her and Nils]]. But since she's a ShrinkingViolet and WhiteMagicianGirl, the fans of Eliwood's other brides Fiora and Lyndis [[DieForOurShip often accuse her of fitting in here to make the other girls look better]].



* Diana Allers from ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' is the most shallow love interest in the series by ''far'', a title formerly held by [[BridgeBunny Kelly Chambers]]. She initially joins the ''Normandy'' crew to help drum up support for the war effort, but as she interviews Shepard, she makes increasingly flirty gestures at him/her; if the player has Shep reciprocate, it's treated as an incredibly brief fling and never referenced again. You're not even admonished or locked out of pursuing a legitimate romance for [[DoubleEntendre giving Diana an exclusive]]. Particularly telling is that she is the only love interest who will even attempt to hit on Shepard if a true romance has already been locked in.

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* Diana Allers from ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' is the most shallow love interest in the series by ''far'', a title formerly held by [[BridgeBunny [[BridgeBunnies Kelly Chambers]]. She initially joins the ''Normandy'' crew to help drum up support for the war effort, but as she interviews Shepard, she makes increasingly flirty gestures at him/her; if the player has Shep reciprocate, it's treated as an incredibly brief fling and never referenced again. You're not even admonished or locked out of pursuing a legitimate romance for [[DoubleEntendre giving Diana an exclusive]]. Particularly telling is that she is the only love interest who will even attempt to hit on Shepard if a true romance has already been locked in.



* Akane Kurashiki of ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' is [[TheHero Junpei]]'s {{childhood friend|Romance}} [[SheIsAllGrownUp all grown up]], [[CovertPervert flirts with him while they're in a dangerous situation]], [[TheChick and her personality is largely built around that]]. Sure, she has some {{Cloudcuckoolander}} AgentMulder tendencies, but by and large Akane is a ''textbook'' flat Love Interest.[[spoiler:..right up until the [[TheEndingChangesEverything True Ending]], where we learn that [[LoveInterestTraitor she]] [[TheChessmaster is]] [[FromNobodyToNightmare neither]] [[UsedToBeASweetKid of]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing those]] [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon things]].]]

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* Akane Kurashiki of ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'' is [[TheHero Junpei]]'s {{childhood friend|Romance}} [[SheIsAllGrownUp all grown up]], [[CovertPervert flirts with him while they're in a dangerous situation]], [[TheChick and her personality is largely built around that]]. Sure, she has some {{Cloudcuckoolander}} AgentMulder tendencies, but by and large Akane is a ''textbook'' flat Love Interest.[[spoiler:..right Interest...[[spoiler:right up until the [[TheEndingChangesEverything True Ending]], where we learn that [[LoveInterestTraitor she]] [[TheChessmaster is]] [[FromNobodyToNightmare neither]] [[UsedToBeASweetKid of]] [[BitchInSheepsClothing those]] [[FaceOfAnAngelMindOfADemon things]].]]



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has Dana Tan. TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife, and for Terry, that means Dana Tan is the girl he's always missing dates with. She ends up being little more, which ends up making her none too likeable as an ObstructiveLoveInterest, which is sad - her first season appearances gives her plenty of qualities that could have been expanded upon. But, aside from [[ADayInTheLimelight one focus episode]] where she got to be a [[DamselOutOfDistress fairly]] [[DefiantCaptive proactive]] DamselInDistress, [[OutOfFocus she was never given enough attention to develop]] and [[DemotedToExtra almost disappeared in the third season]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' has Dana Tan. TheMasqueradeWillKillYourDatingLife, and for Terry, that means Dana Tan is the girl he's always missing dates with. She ends up being little more, which ends up making her none too likeable as an ObstructiveLoveInterest, TheObstructiveLoveInterest, which is sad - her first season appearances gives her plenty of qualities that could have been expanded upon. But, aside from [[ADayInTheLimelight one focus episode]] where she got to be a [[DamselOutOfDistress fairly]] [[DefiantCaptive proactive]] DamselInDistress, [[OutOfFocus she was never given enough attention to develop]] and [[DemotedToExtra almost disappeared in the third season]].
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