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18th Aug '16 9:28:19 PM PaulA
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* Vidal Vordarian from ''Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga'' launches one of these straight between [[ScienceHero Cordelia, Lady Vorkosigan (nee Captain Cordelia Naismith)]] and [[OldSoldier Aral, Admiral & Lord Vorkosigan]]...by telling Cordelia at a ball that [[ValuesDissonance Aral is bisexual.]] It fails to detonate--Cordelia, [[FreeLoveFuture a Betan scientist,]] absent-mindedly agrees that [[BiTheWay yes, he was]], visibly shocking [[NobleBigot the very Barrayan Vordarian]]--but it's a rare example of a ShippingTorpedo that feeds into both characterization and a major plot point: once Cordelia ''realizes'' Vordarian was trying to destroy her marriage, she immediately suspects him of being exactly the kind of person who would engineer an assassination attempt on her recently-promoted-to-Imperial-Regent husband. [[spoiler: She's right.]]

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* In the novel ''Literature/{{Barrayar}}'', Vidal Vordarian from ''Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga'' launches one of these straight between [[ScienceHero Cordelia, Lady Vorkosigan (nee Captain Cordelia Naismith)]] and [[OldSoldier Aral, Admiral & Lord Vorkosigan]]...by telling Cordelia at a ball that [[ValuesDissonance Aral is bisexual.]] It fails to detonate--Cordelia, [[FreeLoveFuture a Betan scientist,]] absent-mindedly agrees that [[BiTheWay yes, he was]], visibly shocking [[NobleBigot the very Barrayan Vordarian]]--but it's a rare example of a ShippingTorpedo that feeds into both characterization and a major plot point: once Cordelia ''realizes'' Vordarian was trying to destroy her marriage, she immediately suspects him of being exactly the kind of person who would engineer an assassination attempt on her recently-promoted-to-Imperial-Regent husband. [[spoiler: She's [[spoiler:She's right.]] ]]
19th Jun '16 6:50:07 AM H.TorranceGriffin
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* Vidal Vordarian from ''Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga'' launches one of these straight between [[ScienceHero Countess Cordelia Vorkosigan (nee Captain Cordelia Naismith)]] and [[OldSoldier Count Aral Vorkosigan]]...by telling Cordelia at a ball that [[ValuesDissonance Aral is bisexual.]] It fails to detonate--Cordelia, [[FreeLoveFuture a Betan scientist,]] absent-mindedly agrees that [[BiTheWay yes, he was]], visibly shocking [[NobleBigot the very Barrayan Vordarian]]--but it's a rare example of a ShippingTorpedo that feeds into both characterization and a major plot point: once Cordelia ''realizes'' Vordarian was trying to destroy her marriage, she immediately suspects him of being exactly the kind of person who would engineer an assassination attempt on her recently-promoted-to-Imperial-Regent husband. [[spoiler: She's right.]]

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* Vidal Vordarian from ''Literature/TheVorkosiganSaga'' launches one of these straight between [[ScienceHero Countess Cordelia Cordelia, Lady Vorkosigan (nee Captain Cordelia Naismith)]] and [[OldSoldier Count Aral Aral, Admiral & Lord Vorkosigan]]...by telling Cordelia at a ball that [[ValuesDissonance Aral is bisexual.]] It fails to detonate--Cordelia, [[FreeLoveFuture a Betan scientist,]] absent-mindedly agrees that [[BiTheWay yes, he was]], visibly shocking [[NobleBigot the very Barrayan Vordarian]]--but it's a rare example of a ShippingTorpedo that feeds into both characterization and a major plot point: once Cordelia ''realizes'' Vordarian was trying to destroy her marriage, she immediately suspects him of being exactly the kind of person who would engineer an assassination attempt on her recently-promoted-to-Imperial-Regent husband. [[spoiler: She's right.]]
20th May '16 9:13:10 AM Tron80
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* In ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', Ritsuko thinks a relationship between Shinji and Asuka can't work, and chides Misato for not “getting” it.
26th Apr '16 9:41:27 PM nmn3r3
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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' has Queen Elsa, who refuses to bless her sister Anna and Prince Hans' marriage.
--> "You can't marry a man [[FourthDateMarriage you just met.]]"
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' also has Kristoph, who calls out Anna on her accepting Hans' marriage proposal on the same day, saying that is in no way true love.
--> "Who marries a man she just met!?"

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** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' has Queen Elsa, who refuses to bless her sister Anna and Prince Hans' marriage.
--> "You can't marry a man [[FourthDateMarriage you just met.]]"
** ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''
marriage, and also has Kristoph, Kristoff, who calls out Anna on her accepting Hans' marriage proposal on the same day, day she met him, saying that is in no way true love.
--> "Who
love. [[spoiler:They're both right, Hans is an OpportunisticBastard who only wants to marry one of the royal sisters so he can become king, and plans on disposing of both afterwards.]]
-->'''Elsa:''' You can't marry a man [[FourthDateMarriage you just met.]]
-->'''Kristoff:''' Who
marries a man she just met!?"met!?
-->[[spoiler:'''Hans:''' [[WhamLine Oh, Anna. If only there was someone who loved you.]]]]
22nd Feb '16 11:54:22 AM skidoo23
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** "Deep Breath" appeared to have the Doctor firing the torpedo after a season of his previous persona having an undisguised crush on Clara Oswald by having the Doctor distance himself from her in any romantic sense. However, later episodes showed this torpedo wasn't primed to actually sink the ship, resulting in an AnchoredShip for a time.
15th Feb '16 12:15:48 PM DAN004
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* He's secretly (or not-so-secretly) in love with one of them.

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* He's secretly (or not-so-secretly) This guy is in love a LoveTriangle case with one of them.them. In worse cases, he/she may try to MurderTheHypotenuse.
25th Jan '16 12:02:36 PM Willbyr
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* In ''WanderingSon'' Maho was originally a ShipperOnDeck for her younger sibling Shuichi and one of her friends. When they ''actually'' began dating she turned into this.

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* In ''WanderingSon'' ''Manga/WanderingSon'' Maho was originally a ShipperOnDeck for her younger sibling Shuichi and one of her friends. When they ''actually'' began dating she turned into this.
28th Dec '15 2:35:19 PM Evighet
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* Dan Humphrey fills this role for Chuck and Blair at various points in ''GossipGirl'', and for various reasons. In season two, while Chuck and Blair are both insisting that they [[ItMakesSenseInContext can't be together unless the other person says "I love you" first]] Dan deliberately sabotages them simply because he doesn't like them and believes they deserve to be unhappy. Later on he does this many times over because he's fallen in love with Blair. In the end, though, Chuck and Blair end up HappilyMarried.
4th Nov '15 7:02:16 AM AsForMyHandle
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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Back in the early days of Greg and Rose's relationship, Pearl when tries to rub Greg's inability to fuse with Rose in his face in order to make him insecure enough to give up pursuing Rose.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'': Back in the early days of Greg and Rose's relationship, Pearl when tries to rub Greg's inability to fuse with Rose in his face in order to make him insecure enough to give up pursuing Rose.
21st Oct '15 5:48:45 PM MiinU
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* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'': Fukuyama is fine with his kid sister, [[CuteAndPsycho Lisa]], dating and has even offered to find her a suitable boyfriend... so long as it's anyone other than [[MaliciousMisnaming "Puny-Nari".]] Not that she cares about his objections, since either has [[BattleButler Kosame]] [[AmusingInjuries shoot him, or taze him]], whenever he tries to interfere.

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* ''Manga/GirlsBravo'': Fukuyama is fine with his kid sister, [[CuteAndPsycho Lisa]], dating and has even offered to find her a suitable boyfriend... so long as it's anyone other than [[MaliciousMisnaming "Puny-Nari".]] Not that she cares about his objections, since she either has [[BattleButler Kosame]] [[AmusingInjuries shoot him, or taze him]], whenever he tries to interfere.
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