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26th Jun '16 4:04:05 AM jormis29
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* This forms a large part of Strahd von Zarovich's backstory in the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting of ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'', and recounted in the book ''I, Strahd''. He and his brother Sergei both ended up falling for a woman named Tatyana, but Tatyana chose the younger Sergei and Strahd decided to make a literal DealWithTheDevil in exchange for restored youth and power and killed Sergei himself on the day of his wedding to Tatyana. When he tried to woo Tatyana, however, she again rejected him and [[DrivenToSuicide threw herself from the top of Castle Ravenloft to her death]].

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* This forms a large part of Strahd von Zarovich's backstory in the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting of ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'', ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'', and recounted in the book ''I, Strahd''. He and his brother Sergei both ended up falling for a woman named Tatyana, but Tatyana chose the younger Sergei and Strahd decided to make a literal DealWithTheDevil in exchange for restored youth and power and killed Sergei himself on the day of his wedding to Tatyana. When he tried to woo Tatyana, however, she again rejected him and [[DrivenToSuicide threw herself from the top of Castle Ravenloft to her death]].
26th Jun '16 4:03:32 AM jormis29
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* This forms a large part of Strahd von Zarovich's backstory in the ''{{TabletopGames/Ravenloft}}'' setting of {{TabletopGames/Dungeons and Dragons}}, and recounted in the book ''I, Strahd''. He and his brother Sergei both ended up falling for a woman named Tatyana, but Tatyana chose the younger Sergei and Strahd decided to make a literal DealWithTheDevil in exchange for restored youth and power and killed Sergei himself on the day of his wedding to Tatyana. When he tried to woo Tatyana, however, she again rejected him and [[DrivenToSuicide threw herself from the top of Castle Ravenloft to her death]].

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* This forms a large part of Strahd von Zarovich's backstory in the ''{{TabletopGames/Ravenloft}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting of {{TabletopGames/Dungeons and Dragons}}, ''TabletopGames/DungeonsAndDragons'', and recounted in the book ''I, Strahd''. He and his brother Sergei both ended up falling for a woman named Tatyana, but Tatyana chose the younger Sergei and Strahd decided to make a literal DealWithTheDevil in exchange for restored youth and power and killed Sergei himself on the day of his wedding to Tatyana. When he tried to woo Tatyana, however, she again rejected him and [[DrivenToSuicide threw herself from the top of Castle Ravenloft to her death]].
21st Jun '16 8:36:14 AM Katsuhagi
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* This forms a large part of Strahd von Zarovich's backstory in the ''{{TabletopGames/Ravenloft}}'' setting of {{TabletopGames/Dungeons and Dragons}}, and recounted in the book ''I, Strahd''. He and his brother Sergei both ended up falling for a woman named Tatyana, but Tatyana chose the younger Sergei and Strahd decided to make a literal DealWithTheDevil in exchange for restored youth and power and killed Sergei himself on the day of his wedding to Tatyana. When he tried to woo Tatyana, however, she again rejected him and [[DrivenToSuicide threw herself from the top of Castle Ravenloft to her death]].
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17th Jun '16 9:19:05 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Apparently, Ed and Al used to have this in their childhood, fighting over who would marry their friend Winry, who wasn't interested in either of them. Eventually, though, Winry did develop a thing for Ed, and Al gave up on her, instead falling into the role of ShipperOnDeck.
** In the [[Anime/FullMetalAlchemist first anime]], [[spoiler: Scar]] was in love with his older brother's girlfriend. She later died and [[spoiler:Scar's]] brother [[LoveMakesYouCrazy fell enough into despair]] to try [[spoiler:Human Transmutation to bring her back before his own death... creating the homunculus Lust in the process.]]

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** Apparently, Ed and Al used to have this in their childhood, fighting over who would marry their friend Winry, who wasn't interested in either of them. Eventually, though, Winry did develop a thing for Ed, Ed and Ed returned her feelings; Al gave up on her, instead falling into aknowledged this and went the role of ShipperOnDeck.
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** In the [[Anime/FullMetalAlchemist first anime]], [[spoiler: Scar]] was in love with his older brother's girlfriend. She later died and [[spoiler:Scar's]] brother [[LoveMakesYouCrazy fell enough into despair]] to try [[spoiler:Human Transmutation to bring her back back, before his own death... unwittingly creating the homunculus Lust in the process.process. The brother's FamousLastWords are basically a mix of an apology to Scar ("I'm sorry, you probably deserved her more") and a reaffirmation of his feelings ("But will see her first").]]



* Subverted in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. At first Shion seems to like the same boy as her identical twin sister Mion, though it's later shown she was simply [[TheGadfly teasing]] and hasn't gotten over her love for Satoshi, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Depending on the route, sometimes she [[ShipperOnDeck encourages Keiichi and Mion]] to get together, and sometimes she sabotages their relationship out of jealousy. Like everyone in that story, [[ThereAreNoTherapists she has issues]].

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* Subverted in ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', At first Shion seems to like the same boy as her identical twin sister Mion, though but she subverts it since it's later shown she was simply [[TheGadfly teasing]] and hasn't gotten over her is actually in love for with Satoko's brother Satoshi, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances. Depending on the route, sometimes she [[ShipperOnDeck encourages Keiichi and Mion]] to get together, and sometimes [[ShippingTorpedo she sabotages their relationship out of jealousy.jealousy]]. Like everyone in that story, [[ThereAreNoTherapists she has issues]].
9th Jun '16 10:41:36 PM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/ThePatsy'', Pat is besotted with her sister Grace's boyfriend Tony. Tony has no clue. Grace for her part is also attracted to another man, complicating the situation.
2nd Jun '16 7:41:16 AM Anata
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* Played with on the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' episode ''Him''. Dawn falls for this guy (or accurately, his [[ItMakesSenseInContext love-spell inducing letter jacket]]). Then Buffy falls under his spell. They fight over him. A lot. And then the triangle expands into a pentagon, when both Anya and Willow (despite being a lesbian and all that) fall for the spell too.
1st Jun '16 7:37:33 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' initially had a LoveTriangle between two siblings. In middle school Maho fell for a boy named Riku, so she asked her {{transsexual}} sister Nitori to dress up as a girl after Riku had fallen for her. Even after he finds out Nitori's sex he seems to be somewhat attracted to Nitori. It eventually faded though and he and Maho became a happy couple [[spoiler:who are still together even at the end, when Shuuichi goes off to college]]. It's never quite said whether Nitori herself had feelings for Riku.

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* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' initially had a LoveTriangle between two siblings. In middle school Maho fell for a boy named Riku, so she asked her {{transsexual}} sister Nitori to dress up as a girl after Riku had fallen for her. Even after he finds out Nitori's sex he seems to be somewhat attracted to Nitori. It eventually faded though and he and Maho became a happy couple [[spoiler:who are still together even at the end, when Shuuichi Nitoro goes off to college]]. It's never quite said whether Nitori herself had feelings for Riku.Riku, but she later gets a girlfriend.


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* Chloe from ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' is stuck between a love triangle involving the foster brothers Derek and Simon. [[spoiler:[[OfficialCouple She chooses Derek]].]]
27th May '16 10:40:34 PM Katsuhagi
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* In the backstory of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', in accordance with Valyrian tradition, Aegon Targaryen (later known as [[FounderOfTheKingdom Aegon the Conqueror]]) was [[ArrangedMarriage required]] by his parents to marry his [[BrotherSisterIncest older sister]] Visenya, but he was in love with his younger sister Rhaenys. His solution was to [[MarryThemAll marry both of them]], which was unusual, but allowed. Understandably, Visenya was not happy about having to share a husband with her sister, especially since Aegon favoured Rhaenys and named their son Aenys as his heir instead of Visenya's son Maegor, who was much more martial and warrior-like. Even after her sister's death, she still hated Rhaenys and [[NeverMyFault blamed her]] for Aegon wanting nothing to do with her. She got her revenge ([[RevengeByProxy sort-of]]) long after her siblings' deaths, when she poisoned her [[EvilStepmother stepson]]/[[EvilAunt nephew]] when he sought refuge with her and [[MotherMakesYouKing installed]] Maegor on the throne after Aenys's death.

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* In the backstory of ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', in accordance with Valyrian tradition, Aegon Targaryen (later known as [[FounderOfTheKingdom Aegon the Conqueror]]) was [[ArrangedMarriage required]] by his parents to marry his [[BrotherSisterIncest older sister]] Visenya, but he was in love with his younger sister Rhaenys. His solution was to [[MarryThemAll marry both of them]], which was unusual, but allowed. Understandably, Visenya was not happy about having to share a husband with her sister, especially since Aegon favoured Rhaenys and named their son Aenys as his heir instead of Visenya's son Maegor, who was much more martial and warrior-like. Even after her sister's death, she still hated Rhaenys and [[NeverMyFault blamed her]] for Aegon wanting nothing to do with her. She got her revenge ([[RevengeByProxy sort-of]]) long after her siblings' deaths, when she poisoned her [[EvilStepmother stepson]]/[[EvilAunt nephew]] when he sought refuge with her and [[MotherMakesYouKing installed]] Maegor on the throne after Aenys's death. Eventually she lost out when Maegor died without issue and the throne passed to Rhaenys' son Jaehaerys, and all Targaryen kings since then were descended from Rhaenys.
12th May '16 9:07:11 AM Pichu-kun
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** Apparently, Ed & Al used to have this in their childhood, fighting over who would marry their friend Winry, who wasn't interested in either of them. Eventually, though, Winry did develop a thing for Ed, and Al gave up on her, instead falling into the role of ShipperOnDeck.

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** Apparently, Ed & and Al used to have this in their childhood, fighting over who would marry their friend Winry, who wasn't interested in either of them. Eventually, though, Winry did develop a thing for Ed, and Al gave up on her, instead falling into the role of ShipperOnDeck.


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* ''Kyou Kara Yonshimai'' has Sakura's friend falling for her. He later meets her older sister and is attracted to her [[UnsettlingGenderReveal until]] learning that she is the "[[{{transsexual}} brother]]" he called gross and obnoxious for living as a woman. Kashiwa finds him annoying for [[BigBrotherInstinct harrassing her sister]] and is uninterested in him (plus she has a girlfriend anyway).
24th Apr '16 9:53:00 PM Pichu-kun
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** In the [[Anime/FullMetalAlchemist first anime]], [[spoiler: Scar was in love with his older brother's girlfriend. She later died and Scar's brother [[LoveMakesYouCrazy fell enough into despair]] to try Human Transmutation to bring her back before his own death... creating the homunculus Lust in the process.]]

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** In the [[Anime/FullMetalAlchemist first anime]], [[spoiler: Scar Scar]] was in love with his older brother's girlfriend. She later died and Scar's [[spoiler:Scar's]] brother [[LoveMakesYouCrazy fell enough into despair]] to try Human [[spoiler:Human Transmutation to bring her back before his own death... creating the homunculus Lust in the process.]]]]


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* A variation occurs in one of the ''Manga/TheLegendOfZelda'' manga based off of ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink''. The current Zelda and the recently-revived Sleeping Zelda both fight over Link at the end. They're distant relatives as the latter had been comatose for centuries, and the current Zelda is presumably a descendant of her brother.
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