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17th Jan '18 4:45:08 AM Cryoclaste
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* Used with a twist in ''TheVampireDiaries''. Stefan stalked Elena for a while after he [[spoiler: saved her from the car crash that killed her parents]], but this was for the quite sensible reason of wanting to find out if she was really his psychotic presumed-dead ex Katherine, and why exactly the two looked so similar. He didn't find out why, but was satisfied that Elena was a very different person, and realising he was starting to fall for her decided to stop the stalking and meet her properly.\\

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* Used with a twist in ''TheVampireDiaries''.''Series/TheVampireDiaries''. Stefan stalked Elena for a while after he [[spoiler: saved her from the car crash that killed her parents]], but this was for the quite sensible reason of wanting to find out if she was really his psychotic presumed-dead ex Katherine, and why exactly the two looked so similar. He didn't find out why, but was satisfied that Elena was a very different person, and realising he was starting to fall for her decided to stop the stalking and meet her properly.\\
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14th Jan '18 12:58:45 PM Malady
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* Deconstructed on an episode of ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''. When the detectives interview the business partner of a man they suspect of raping and murdering an assistant DA, she mentions that the man had sent her flowers the day after they met, presumably to entice her into going into business with him. Rather than seeing it as a sweet gesture, she admits that the fact that [[TheVillainKnowsWhereYouLive he knew her address]] scared the hell out of her.

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* Deconstructed on an episode of ''LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''.''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit''. When the detectives interview the business partner of a man they suspect of raping and murdering an assistant DA, she mentions that the man had sent her flowers the day after they met, presumably to entice her into going into business with him. Rather than seeing it as a sweet gesture, she admits that the fact that [[TheVillainKnowsWhereYouLive he knew her address]] scared the hell out of her.



%%* {{Nickelback}}'s "Follow You Home" comes across this way. ("You can slap me in the face and you can scream profanity/ Leave me here to die alone, but I'll still follow you home ...")

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%%* {{Nickelback}}'s Music/{{Nickelback}}'s "Follow You Home" comes across this way. ("You can slap me in the face and you can scream profanity/ Leave me here to die alone, but I'll still follow you home ...")
25th Dec '17 2:36:03 PM Apocrypha
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* Kylo Ren's VillainousCrush and actions towards Rey in ''Film/StarWarsTheForceAwakens'' have a romantic tint to them. There's plenty of ShipTease between the two and they are paired frequently in fanfiction.
23rd Dec '17 8:57:54 AM HighCrate
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* The Australian 1980's add for Impulse body spray. "If a stranger gives you flowers, that's Impulse." (and yes, it did get parodied)
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* Siryn, from Creator/MarvelComics, specifically said she liked the part where Deadpool was just a romantic admirer. Considering the dangerous life she does lead, a super-powered bodyguard was kinda nice. It did help. Sadly, Deadpool swiftly slid from 'awkward romantic' into 'looney tunes whackjob' and it took a beating or seven before he got it in his brain to leave her alone.
** One time while watching her sleep, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} laments that what he's doing used to be considered romantic, but now it's called "stalking" and generally considered "Trespass". But that's Deadpool.

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* Siryn, from Creator/MarvelComics, specifically said she liked the part where Deadpool was just a romantic admirer. Considering the dangerous life she does lead, a super-powered bodyguard was kinda nice. It did help. Sadly, Deadpool swiftly slid from 'awkward romantic' into 'looney tunes whackjob' and it took a beating or seven before he got it in his brain to leave her alone.
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One time while watching her Siryn sleep, ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} laments that what he's doing used to be considered romantic, but now it's called "stalking" and generally considered "Trespass". But that's Deadpool.



* ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':
** Angel in both his evil and not-evil incarnations. He met and fell in love with Buffy when she was 15. He then stalked her for a year before revealing himself and he's still at it on the fifth season of ''Angel'', despite being burdened with a desk job! (He has "a source" keeping tabs on her in Italy.)
%% ** Fred goes for Wesley in the end.

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* ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':
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''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'': Angel in both his evil and not-evil incarnations. He met and fell in love with Buffy when she was 15. He then stalked her for a year before revealing himself and he's still at it on the fifth season of ''Angel'', despite being burdened with a desk job! (He has "a source" keeping tabs on her in Italy.)
%% ** Fred goes for Wesley in the end.
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* Parodied in [[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/04/04qfunhouse.phtml this]] ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch. Also, [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/40972/saturday-night-live-don-drapers-guide#s-p5-sr-i0 this]] spoof of ''Series/MadMen''.

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* %%* Parodied in [[http://snltranscripts.jt.org/04/04qfunhouse.phtml this]] ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' sketch. Also, [[http://www.hulu.com/watch/40972/saturday-night-live-don-drapers-guide#s-p5-sr-i0 this]] spoof of ''Series/MadMen''.



** Beecher and Chris have an off and on relationship mostly because of how possessive and violent Chris can be, seeing as how he killed every one of Beecher's former lovers. Even after Beecher tells Chris he wants nothing to do him, Chris continues to pursue him. At the end of the series, despite everything, Beecher admits he truly loved Chris.
*** Lee Tergesen and Christopher Meloni won GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) awards for their roles. Did GLAAD watch the show?!



* Jake upon his first(?) appearance on ''Series/HannahMontana''.

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* %%* Jake upon his first(?) appearance on ''Series/HannahMontana''.



* On ''Series/AmericanIdol'', contestant Paul Marturano wrote [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py6Y9j6WGfU this song]] for Paula Abdul in which he sings about stalking her.
* Ross on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' ''obsesses'' over Rachel in seasons one and two.

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* %%* On ''Series/AmericanIdol'', contestant Paul Marturano wrote [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=py6Y9j6WGfU this song]] for Paula Abdul in which he sings about stalking her.
* %%* Ross on ''Series/{{Friends}}'' ''obsesses'' over Rachel in seasons one and two.



* Mark from ''Series/PeepShow'' goes to great lengths to win Sophie's heart during the first two seasons of the show. This includes hacking her personal email to keep tabs on their relationship, following her on dates and rushing up to the bus she's on to "bump into her". He eventually ends up marrying her, but they immediately file for divorce.
** He continues this type of behaviour with Dobbie, even after she leaves him.

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* Mark from ''Series/PeepShow'' goes to great lengths to win Sophie's heart during the first two seasons of the show. This includes hacking her personal email to keep tabs on their relationship, following her on dates and rushing up to the bus she's on to "bump into her". He eventually ends up marrying her, but they immediately file for divorce. \n** He continues this type of behaviour behavior with Dobbie, even after she leaves him.



* The Romantics' "Talking in Your Sleep".
* "Why Don't You Write Me?" by Music/SimonAndGarfunkel is downright creepy, and captures the stalker's mindset perfectly.
-->Monday morning, sitting in the sun
-->Hoping and wishing for the mail to come.
-->Tuesday, never got a word,
-->Wednesday, Thursday, ain't no sign,
-->Drank a half a bottle of iodine.
-->Friday, woe is me
-->Gonna hang my body from the highest tree.
-->Why don't you write me?
* "Sometimes a Fantasy" by Music/BillyJoel. The song is basically [[HarassingPhoneCall about a phone sex call]], but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhJg1finpyU video]] is ''creepy'' because some guy seems to be ''forcing'' Billy into having phone sex, and ''watching''. Guh?!
* "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men is another popular wedding song. The singer's heartbreak masks the extent of his obsession, but the opening lines lay it out rather plainly:
--> Girl you know we belong together
--> I don't have time for you to be playing with my heart like this
--> You'll be mine forever baby
--> You just wait
* "I Will Possess Your Heart" by Music/DeathCabForCutie has shades of this. Is it romantic or just creepy?
* The music video for "Girlfriend" by Music/AvrilLavigne. The dude doesn't even try to defend his girlfriend most of the time. Then again, it's apparently supposed to satire that exact attitude "It's okay that ''I'' follow him around and try to steal him from his girlfriend, because she's not as awesome as me!"

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* %%* The Romantics' "Talking in Your Sleep".
* "Why Don't You Write Me?" by Music/SimonAndGarfunkel is downright creepy, and captures the stalker's mindset perfectly.
-->Monday morning, sitting in the sun
-->Hoping and wishing for the mail to come.
-->Tuesday, never got a word,
-->Wednesday, Thursday, ain't no sign,
-->Drank a half a bottle of iodine.
-->Friday, woe is me
-->Gonna hang my body from the highest tree.
-->Why don't you write me?
* "Sometimes a Fantasy" by Music/BillyJoel. The song is basically [[HarassingPhoneCall about a phone sex call]], but the [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hhJg1finpyU video]] is ''creepy'' because some guy seems to be ''forcing'' Billy into having phone sex, and ''watching''. Guh?!
* "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men is another popular wedding song. The singer's heartbreak masks the extent of his obsession, but the opening lines lay it out rather plainly:
--> Girl you know we belong together
--> I don't have time for you to be playing with my heart like this
--> You'll be mine forever baby
--> You just wait
* "I Will Possess Your Heart" by Music/DeathCabForCutie has shades of this. Is it romantic or just creepy?
* The music video for "Girlfriend" by Music/AvrilLavigne. The dude doesn't even try to defend his girlfriend most of the time. Then again, it's apparently supposed to satire that exact attitude "It's okay that ''I'' follow him around and try to steal him from his girlfriend, because she's not as awesome as me!"
Sleep".



* Clay Aiken's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnRgbS4N1Vk Invisible]]". ("If I was invisible/Then I could just watch you in your room...")
* {{Nickelback}}'s "Follow You Home" comes across this way. ("You can slap me in the face and you can scream profanity/ Leave me here to die alone, but I'll still follow you home ...")
* The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j_sblntjyA ''Technology'']].

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* %%* Clay Aiken's ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnRgbS4N1Vk Invisible]]". ("If I was invisible/Then I could just watch you in your room...")
* %%* {{Nickelback}}'s "Follow You Home" comes across this way. ("You can slap me in the face and you can scream profanity/ Leave me here to die alone, but I'll still follow you home ...")
* %%* The video for [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j_sblntjyA ''Technology'']].



* The video for the Music/TaylorSwift's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuNIsY6JdUw You Belong With Me]]" takes some of the StalkerWithACrush vibe out of it by casting the singer as an UnluckyChildhoodFriend, but by the lyrics alone you wouldn't be surprised if the singer had some sort of shrine.
** The Music/WeirdAlYankovic parody plays up the stalker vibes, but in a less romantic way (and, being [[RefugeInAudacity Weird Al]], plays it so over the top it becomes genuinely funny); he replaces Swift's obsessive love song with a song about trying to avoid the paparazzi.
*** He's also got a straight-up version spoofing an ''Series/AmericanIdol'' song titled "Do I Creep You Out?", including such acts as saving chewed gum, carving the woman's name in his leg, and other decidedly creepy acts. PlayedForLaughs, naturally.
* In Music/KeithUrban's video for "Raining on Sunday," there's a scene where Urban is watching his girlfriend sleep. The opinions of women were split between "Aww," and "Eww."
* Music/{{Blondie}}'s "One Way or Another" is about a woman who claims she's gonna "get" some unknown man. Including driving by his house, following his bus, find out who he calls, etc. It's often used in commercials as a love song.
** Also the songs "Hanging on the Telephone" and "Accidents Never Happen". Blondie liked this trope.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv85y08aA2w "Happy Together"]] by The Turtles is about a guy who only sees a girl but doesn't talk to her and imagines her day and night.
** No. According to WordOfGod, it's about a guy calling his girlfriend, and telling her how lonely he is away from her. He's so sad that by the end, he tries to change the subject by asking about the weather.
* The Vogues' '60s hit "Turn Around, Look at Me".

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* The video for the Music/TaylorSwift's "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuNIsY6JdUw You Belong With Me]]" takes some of the StalkerWithACrush vibe out of it by casting the singer as an UnluckyChildhoodFriend, but by the lyrics alone you wouldn't be surprised if the singer had some sort of shrine.
** The Music/WeirdAlYankovic parody plays up the stalker vibes, but in a less romantic way (and, being [[RefugeInAudacity Weird Al]], plays it so over the top it becomes genuinely funny); he replaces Swift's obsessive love song with a song about trying to avoid the paparazzi.
*** He's also got a straight-up version spoofing an ''Series/AmericanIdol'' song titled "Do I Creep You Out?", including such acts as saving chewed gum, carving the woman's name in his leg, and other decidedly creepy acts. PlayedForLaughs, naturally.
* In Music/KeithUrban's video for "Raining on Sunday," there's a scene where Urban is watching his girlfriend sleep. The opinions of women were split between "Aww," and "Eww."
* Music/{{Blondie}}'s "One Way or Another" is about a woman who claims she's gonna "get" some unknown man. Including driving by his house, following his bus, find out who he calls, etc. It's often used in commercials as a love song.
** Also the songs "Hanging on the Telephone" and "Accidents Never Happen". Blondie liked this trope.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zv85y08aA2w "Happy Together"]] by The Turtles is about a guy who only sees a girl but doesn't talk to her and imagines her day and night.
** No. According to WordOfGod, it's about a guy calling his girlfriend, and telling her how lonely he is away from her. He's so sad that by the end, he tries to change the subject by asking about the weather.
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%%* The Vogues' '60s hit "Turn Around, Look at Me".



* The song "I Never Knew You" by rapper Music/{{Cage}} [[PlayingWithTropes plays]] with this trope. The narrator in the song sees a woman and falls in love at first sight, and begins following her home. The entire song he's smitten with her, even though he know [[LampshadeHanging what he's doing is extremely creepy]]. Nevertheless, he's hoping that she'll have the same feelings for him once they actually meet. At the end of the song, though, it's heavily implied that [[spoiler:he literally follows her all the way into her house and ''kills'' her (and possibly raped her beforehand as well)]].
* A few Music/{{Vocaloid}} songs are about stalking, like "Rotten Girl, Grotesque Romance" and on a lighter note, "Spring! Cherry! Ninja!" On both, but mostly the former, she sure seems to think so...
** "Isn't that a stalker?" "it's not! It's ninja!"
** ''Rotten Girl, Grotesque Romance'' doesn't actually count as this trope, but straight-up StalkerWithACrush. Miku may be a stalker in that song, but this trope is where the feelings are actually requited by the stalked. Miku's lover is intensely creeped out by the girl who keeps following him ''and in one video murdered and mutilated a cat AND HIS FORMER GIRLFRIEND, sending him the remains.''
* "Every Breath You Take" by Music/ThePolice is sometimes interpreted as being about this, but that one's really more of a straight-up ObsessionSong.
* "Right Behind Caroline" by Canadian indie pop singer Dan Bryk.
* In "What'll You Do About Me" (originally recorded by Music/RandyTravis and made famous by Doug Supernaw), the male narrator plays this for laughs with lines such as "You can call your lawyer, you can call the fuzz / You can sound the alarm, wake the neighbors up / There ain't no way to stop a man in love / What'll you do about me?" and "What in the world are you planning to do / When a man comes over just to visit with you / And I'm on the porch with a two-by-two / Lady, what'll you do about me?"
* "On the Street Where You Live", from ''Theatre/MyFairLady''. Particularly in the context of the play/film, where it's sung by a young man who parks himself day and night outside the home of a woman who flatly refuses to see him.
* The lyrics might be about an on-again off-again relationship, but the music video for Music/MarianasTrench's "Cross My Heart" has the lead singer following directly behind a girl as he sings and even ''forming a parade'' of some kind, leading up to her doorstep [[ObliviousToLove before she even notices]].
* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THRtKGX-czY An Unhealthy Obsession]]" by The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra is implied to be about two people stalking each other. They don't realize the other is stalking them but they have mutual feelings.

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* The song "I Never Knew You" by rapper Music/{{Cage}} [[PlayingWithTropes plays]] with this trope. The narrator in the song sees a woman and falls in love at first sight, and begins following her home. The entire song he's smitten with her, even though he know [[LampshadeHanging what he's doing is extremely creepy]]. Nevertheless, he's hoping that she'll have the same feelings for him once they actually meet. At the end of the song, though, it's heavily implied that [[spoiler:he literally follows her all the way into her house and ''kills'' her (and possibly raped her beforehand as well)]].
* A few Music/{{Vocaloid}} songs are about stalking, like "Rotten Girl, Grotesque Romance" and on a lighter note, "Spring! Cherry! Ninja!" On both, but mostly the former, she sure seems to think so...
** "Isn't that a stalker?" "it's not! It's ninja!"
** ''Rotten Girl, Grotesque Romance'' doesn't actually count as this trope, but straight-up StalkerWithACrush. Miku may be a stalker in that song, but this trope is where the feelings are actually requited by the stalked. Miku's lover is intensely creeped out by the girl who keeps following him ''and in one video murdered and mutilated a cat AND HIS FORMER GIRLFRIEND, sending him the remains.''
* "Every Breath You Take" by Music/ThePolice is sometimes interpreted as being about this, but that one's really more of a straight-up ObsessionSong.
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%%* "Right Behind Caroline" by Canadian indie pop singer Dan Bryk.
* In "What'll You Do About Me" (originally recorded by Music/RandyTravis and made famous by Doug Supernaw), the male narrator plays this for laughs with lines such as "You can call your lawyer, you can call the fuzz / You can sound the alarm, wake the neighbors up / There ain't no way to stop a man in love / What'll you do about me?" and "What in the world are you planning to do / When a man comes over just to visit with you / And I'm on the porch with a two-by-two / Lady, what'll you do about me?"
*
%%* "On the Street Where You Live", from ''Theatre/MyFairLady''. Particularly in the context of the play/film, where it's sung by a young man who parks himself day and night outside the home of a woman who flatly refuses to see him.
* %%* The lyrics might be about an on-again off-again relationship, but the music video for Music/MarianasTrench's "Cross My Heart" has the lead singer following directly behind a girl as he sings and even ''forming a parade'' of some kind, leading up to her doorstep [[ObliviousToLove before she even notices]].
* %%* "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THRtKGX-czY An Unhealthy Obsession]]" by The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra is implied to be about two people stalking each other. They don't realize the other is stalking them but they have mutual feelings.



* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', it is revealed in repressed memories that when Ezio initially met Cristina, after failing to get her attention on the first try, he proceeded to stalk her from the rooftops Le parkour style. This is glossed over of course because A) how else would you expect Ezio to use his family's natural skills to impress the ladies (don't answer that question) and B) because you proceed to save her from Ezio's arch rival whose [[FridgeHorror intent kind of makes the stalking pale in comparison]].
* In ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'', Elanee reveals that she was assigned by the druid circle of Merdelain to watch over your character, from birth (the story timeline was designed assuming a human character). Depending on your character's reaction, a male character can either play this trope straight or play it more realistically.
** In a variation, this seems to be a case of her falling in love with you ''while'' stalking, not stalking ''because'' of love.
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', the artificially intelligent computer, TEC-XX, expresses to [[DistressedDamsel Princess Peach]] (at the time, TEC's master's captive) that he has been overcome by strange feelings that compel him to continuously observe and eavesdrop on Peach. Peach's logical conclusion is that TEC is in love.
** Let's not forget that TEC first experienced these "strange feelings" when he ''observed her taking a shower''.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', if you recruit Tharja in Chapter 9, she instantly falls head-over-heels for your PlayerCharacter. This being a game where you can [[{{Shipping}} pair]] [[RelationshipValues up]] (opposite-gender) couples, if you're playing as a male character you're free to return her feelings by raising the Support rank between you and her up to S if you wish.

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* %%* In ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', it is revealed in repressed memories that when Ezio initially met Cristina, after failing to get her attention on the first try, he proceeded to stalk her from the rooftops Le parkour style. This is glossed over of course because A) how else would you expect Ezio to use his family's natural skills to impress the ladies (don't answer that question) and B) because you proceed to save her from Ezio's arch rival whose [[FridgeHorror intent kind of makes the stalking pale in comparison]].
* In ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights2'', Elanee reveals that she was assigned by the druid circle of Merdelain to watch over your character, from birth (the story timeline was designed assuming a human character). Depending on your character's reaction, a male character can either play this trope straight or play it more realistically.
**
realistically. In a variation, this seems to be a case of her falling in love with you ''while'' stalking, not stalking ''because'' of love.
* In ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'', the artificially intelligent computer, TEC-XX, expresses to [[DistressedDamsel Princess Peach]] (at the time, TEC's master's captive) that he has been overcome by strange feelings that compel him to continuously observe and eavesdrop on Peach. Peach's logical conclusion is that TEC is in love.
**
love. Let's not forget that TEC first experienced these "strange feelings" when he ''observed her taking a shower''.
* %%* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', if you recruit Tharja in Chapter 9, she instantly falls head-over-heels for your PlayerCharacter. This being a game where you can [[{{Shipping}} pair]] [[RelationshipValues up]] (opposite-gender) couples, if you're playing as a male character you're free to return her feelings by raising the Support rank between you and her up to S if you wish.



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* Parodied in ''Webcomic/SamAndFuzzy'', where "Chronic Tragic Gothic Romanticism" is a common quirk/mental illness amongst vampires, which causes them to believe in this trope bigtime. The problem/good thing is, their "victims" do not, and sufferers of CTGR act so over-the-top that it's more 'pathetic' than 'creepy'.
* ''Webcomic/KarateBears'' [[http://www.karatebears.com/2011/05/night-terror.html watch girls sleep sometimes]]
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* {{Fangirl}}s in the ''Official Fanfiction University'' series are often under the impression that their "Lust Objects" will like them back if they're just persistent enough. They generally get disabused of this notion with the application of extreme violence.
* Website/{{Cracked}} has posted this as one of the [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18756_6-romantic-movie-gestures-that-can-get-you-prison-time_p2.html "6 Romantic Movie Gestures That Can Get You Prison Time."]]
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDlUWur3kEE The "Stalker Song"]], which is sung to the tune of "Happy Together".
* [[PsychoExGirlfriend Shannon]] from ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'' seems to believe this, although it clearly [[AvertedTrope isn't true in the world of the show]]. Tom is actually extremely creeped out by her [[StalkerWithACrush stalking behavior]]. He only winds up dating her again because [[spoiler: she [[{{Yandere}} scares him into doing it]], and also [[AllMenArePerverts she has great boobs]].]]
* Subverted in[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/161181 "There she is"]]. Granted [[BunniesForCuteness Doki is so cute]] about it. Poor [[CuteKitten Nabi]] is still reluctant to start a relationship with her. This has more to do with the way society looks at inter species relation then Doki's actions.
* In Machinima/RedVsBlue season 9, Church's plan is to [[spoiler:find and rescue Tex from the memory storage unit they're both trapped in by going down levels within the unit, which sort of replicates the outside world (including, he hopes, replicating the memory unit, in an Film/{{Inception}} "dream-within-a-dream" sort of way), hoping that eventually, in one of the levels, they can meet up and escape]]. Tucker points out that he's essentially chasing [[spoiler:a dead girl and every time she escapes him, he either resurrects her or follows her down another layer]], and says it's stalking. Church protests that it's not stalking, it's romantic, to which Tucker points out that "romantic" only happens in movies. [[spoiler:It's subverted when he finally does find her and comes to the realization that Tucker was completely right and decides to let her go so he can move on with his life. While on the other side of things, his original self (it's complicated) was unable to do that and spends the remains of his time watching old videos of Tex on a loop and it's depicted as him being nothing more than a broken man trapped in the past.]]

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* {{Fangirl}}s in the ''Official Fanfiction University'' series are often under the impression that their "Lust Objects" will like them back if they're just persistent enough. They generally get disabused of this notion with the application of extreme violence.
* Website/{{Cracked}} has posted this as one of the
%%* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18756_6-romantic-movie-gestures-that-can-get-you-prison-time_p2.html "6 Romantic Movie Gestures That Can Get You Prison Time."]]
* [[http://www.
youtube.com/watch?v=GDlUWur3kEE The "Stalker Song"]], which is sung to the tune of "Happy Together".
* [[PsychoExGirlfriend Shannon]] from ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'' seems to believe this, although it clearly [[AvertedTrope isn't true in the world of the show]]. Tom is actually extremely creeped out by her [[StalkerWithACrush stalking behavior]]. He only winds up dating her again because [[spoiler: she [[{{Yandere}} scares him into doing it]], and also [[AllMenArePerverts she has great boobs]].]]
* Subverted in[[http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/161181 "There she is"]]. Granted [[BunniesForCuteness Doki is so cute]] about it. Poor [[CuteKitten Nabi]] is still reluctant to start a relationship with her. This has more to do with the way society looks at inter species relation then Doki's actions.
* In Machinima/RedVsBlue season 9, Church's plan is to [[spoiler:find and rescue Tex from the memory storage unit they're both trapped in by going down levels within the unit, which sort of replicates the outside world (including, he hopes, replicating the memory unit, in an Film/{{Inception}} "dream-within-a-dream" sort of way), hoping that eventually, in one of the levels, they can meet up and escape]]. Tucker points out that he's essentially chasing [[spoiler:a dead girl and every time she escapes him, he either resurrects her or follows her down another layer]], and says it's stalking. Church protests that it's not stalking, it's romantic, to which Tucker points out that "romantic" only happens in movies. [[spoiler:It's subverted when he finally does find her and comes to the realization that Tucker was completely right and decides to let her go so he can move on with his life. While on the other side of things, his original self (it's complicated) was unable to do that and spends the remains of his time watching old videos of Tex on a loop and it's depicted as him being nothing more than a broken man trapped in the past.]]
Together".



* ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'': The Pepe Le Pew cartoons in the original series are the freakin' textbook definition of this trope -- that includes the three where the cat Pepe goes after (known as Penelope today, but really, the cat either had no name or was named "Fifi" or "Fabrette") turns the tables on him.
** WordOfGod has said that the Pepe's odor is likely the only thing keeping him and Penelope from a true relationship. Indeed, Pepe usually doesn't even seem to know about his problem.
* Heloise on ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'' is portrayed as having a {{yandere}} level crush on Jimmy, complete with a StalkerShrine, and yet it remains one of her most sympathetic aspects. Then again, considering [[EnfantTerrible her]] [[ForTheEvulz other]] [[MadScientist personality]] [[CuteBruiser quirks]], including working with ''{{Satan}}'', this really shouldn't come as a surprise.
* Like Heloise, Helga from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' takes her crush for Arnold to stalking levels at times ([[StalkerShrine including the shrine]]) but is portrayed sympathetically. Although when she finally admitted her feelings to Arnold in TheMovie he was more shocked than impressed, and that's without even knowing the details. Though the shock might be more just from the fact that Helga overcompensates for her feelings by appearing to hate Arnold's guts.



* Lampshading this trope has been a staple of stand-up comedy for years. Usually with a reference to a restraining order as the punchline.



** An [[http://madamenoire.com/611984/perception-of-stalking/ article]] on a [[http://www.glamour.com/sex-love-life/blogs/smitten/2016/02/a-new-study-confirms-dont-list study]] by a University of Michigan doctoral student shows that romantic movies and TV shows can indeed distort how the public views stalking.

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** * An [[http://madamenoire.com/611984/perception-of-stalking/ article]] on a [[http://www.glamour.com/sex-love-life/blogs/smitten/2016/02/a-new-study-confirms-dont-list study]] by a University of Michigan doctoral student shows that romantic movies and TV shows can indeed distort how the public views stalking.
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* Good Lord. Roughly half of all KoreanDrama. ''Series/FlowerBoyNextDoor'' for instance, starts out with such a scene within the first five minutes.

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* Good Lord. Roughly half of all KoreanDrama. ''Series/FlowerBoyNextDoor'' for instance, starts out with such a scene within the first five minutes.
23rd Dec '17 8:20:29 AM HighCrate
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* In ''Film/IndecentProposal'', Gage's behavior towards Diana following their one-night stand, something that was ''contractually agreed on'' to be one night and nothing more, borders on this. He shows up at both of her workplaces (she's a realtor who teaches ESL part-time) uninvited and unannounced and otherwise manipulates situations in order to bring her close to him, essentially forcing her into a relationship. At one point, incensed at his conduct, she shows up at ''his'' office to tell him off, and here the DoubleStandard kicks in full force--whereas his behavior was portrayed as adorable and playful even though she clearly found it upsetting, hers is made out to be alarming and disruptive even though she has every right to be angry with him. But sure enough, she gradually softens towards him and they end up together for a good portion of the movie.

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* In ''Film/IndecentProposal'', Gage's behavior towards Diana following their one-night stand, something that was ''contractually agreed on'' to be one night and nothing more, borders on this.more. He shows up at both of her workplaces (she's a realtor who teaches ESL part-time) uninvited and unannounced and otherwise manipulates situations in order to bring her close to him, essentially forcing her into a relationship. At one point, incensed at his conduct, she shows up at ''his'' office to tell him off, and here the DoubleStandard kicks in full force--whereas his behavior was portrayed as adorable and playful even though she clearly found it upsetting, hers is made out to be alarming and disruptive even though she has every right to be angry with him. But sure enough, she gradually softens towards him and they end up together for a good portion of the movie.



* ''Series/FamilyMatters''. Urkel's behavior towards Laura borders on this, even though it's played for laughs and seen as annoying even at its worst. Though a handful of incidents--his locker combination being equivalent to her measurements, him asking for a lock of her hair--leave her genuinely creeped out, by the end of the series, they're together. The DoubleStandard comes into play here also--his behavior is considered romantic and endearing, but Myra and Myrtle' s identical behavior towards him and Eddie, respectively, is portrayed as the craziness it truly is.

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* ''Series/FamilyMatters''. Urkel's behavior towards Laura borders on this, Laura, even though it's played for laughs and seen as annoying even at its worst. Though a handful of incidents--his locker combination being equivalent to her measurements, him asking for a lock of her hair--leave her genuinely creeped out, by the end of the series, they're together. The DoubleStandard comes into play here also--his behavior is considered romantic and endearing, but Myra and Myrtle' s identical behavior towards him and Eddie, respectively, is portrayed as the craziness it truly is.
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* Lloyd Dobler in ''Film/SayAnything''. [[spoiler:Standing outside her window holding up a boombox playing "In Your Eyes"? Come on!]]
** Considering that by that point, they had [[spoiler: made love in the back of her car, and she'd never dated before at all and was ultra-confused with everything happening in her life at that point]], that was less 'stalker', more 'I'm showing you how much I love you, so why did you [[spoiler:dump me?']] Bit of a different, possibly strange way to show it, but he was at least bothering to make the effort.
*** [[spoiler:Though the fact that it comes after a dozen or so unanswered phone calls pushes it back into the "stalker" category. At least this time he accepts that it's over between them.]]
* The Cary Grant movie ''Film/EveryGirlShouldBeMarried'' features a rare female-stalking-male example.
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* Despite giving a former page quote, "I was hiding under your porch because I love you," ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' is an aversion. While Dug does follow Carl around, Dug is a [[TalkingAnimal talking dog]] that's only interested in the platonic relationship of a dog and his owner. Besides, this is pretty much how dogs display affection.
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* Despite giving a former page quote, "I was hiding under your porch because I love you," ''WesternAnimation/{{Up}}'' is an aversion. While Dug does follow Carl around, Dug is a [[TalkingAnimal talking dog]] that's only interested in the platonic relationship of a dog and his owner. Besides, this is pretty much how dogs display affection.
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* Ben in ''Film/TheGraduate''.

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* %%* Ben in ''Film/TheGraduate''.
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* Music/{{Blondie}}'s "One Way or Another" is about a woman who woman who claims she's gonna "get" some unknown man. Including driving by his house, following his bus, find out who he calls, etc. It's often used in commercials as a love song.

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* Music/{{Blondie}}'s "One Way or Another" is about a woman who woman who claims she's gonna "get" some unknown man. Including driving by his house, following his bus, find out who he calls, etc. It's often used in commercials as a love song.
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