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18th Feb '18 11:05:43 AM nombretomado
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* An old Soviet film ''Forty-first'', set during the [[RedOctober Russian Civil War]]. A Red Army sniper girl and a 'White' lieutenant are stranded together on an island in the Aral Sea and fall in love. It [[DownerEnding does not end well]].

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* An old Soviet film ''Forty-first'', set during the [[RedOctober [[UsefulNotes/RedOctober Russian Civil War]]. A Red Army sniper girl and a 'White' lieutenant are stranded together on an island in the Aral Sea and fall in love. It [[DownerEnding does not end well]].
7th Feb '18 8:10:43 AM orangekun21
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* The relationship between Willem and Chtholly in LightNovel/SukaSuka was tinged with tragedy right from the start. A man who had lost everything falls in love with a girl who believes that her own death is just around the corner. [[spoiler: Despite everything he does to prevent it, Chtholly dies saving his life in one of the most gut wrenching moments in light novel history.]] This sad inevitability is perfectly reflected in the anime’s rendition of Scarborough Fair, an English folk tune about the futility of love, which plays during their first meeting and [[spoiler: during Chtholly’s death.]]
6th Feb '18 12:28:48 AM kome360
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** [[VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain Venom Snake and Quiet]]; they're in a love-hate relationship, mostly because while Venom has been a true companion to Quiet, Big Boss set her on fire. TWICE. Not to mention the rest of Diamond Dogs (Snake's personal PMC) hate her guts for being a rampaging supervillain with freaky parasites growing over her skin, who also worked under the same shadowy organization that hunted down hundreds of Russian soldiers, Diamond Dogs, and other {{PMCs}}. She's kept in the brig unless she's on a mission, and some of the crew, Snake's second-in-command included, would like Venom Snake to stop playing teenagers in love and just kill her. In the end, [[spoiler:one of Quiet's parasites goes epidemic and she has to commit suicide to prevent it from spreading]].
2nd Feb '18 1:45:04 AM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'': In a fit of sheer irony, the game takes place in an alternate reality where the stars represent cosmic forces preventing two fundamentally different and extremely powerful aliens from consummating their love, yet it's weak and ignorant MAN who is crossed, their greatest obstacle, and in some timelines their ultimate doom. Specifically: [[spoiler:Every sun is a sentient RealityWarper god, and whatever absorbs sunlight becomes normal because the suns decide what is normal. The Bazaar's grandmaster is from a species of sun-couriers, and according to the caste system the suns obey, forbidden from love with a being from a higher (sun) or lower (human) caste. Naturally, the Bazaar eventually fell in love with a sun, and it happened to be humanity's. Now it hides in the deep crust of the earth where it cannot be burned out of reality by sunlight, causing misery and tragedy to millions of other forbidden-love couples, in the hopes that one rebellious couple and their touching love story will create the ultimate philosophical epiphany, one that could break the caste system for good. Naturally, the humans who learn of this tragic tale are usually PISSED that their collective species was deceived into waging pointless national wars and causing the tragic deaths of their own children as a social experiment from a giant talking crab, and are equally as ticked that the sun gods they've worshiped their entire lives believe in the subjugation and torment of lesser beings so that a few insane psychopaths can ascend to become equally powerful assholes. In response, a disturbingly large number of these informed angry men and women and si-uh-ma'-uhs have worked on a master plan to ''kill all the suns in the universe and replace them with artificial, human-raised ones'', and they're planning to have the Bazaar unwittingly carry the disease/army/warhead when it travels to the stars to recite its epiphany of love, killing the very rulers of creation it intends to make peace with.]] One character calls out the star-crossed close to home because despite their tragic ending, they did horrible things for fundamentally insane reasons, and pissed humanity off.
-->'''[[spoiler:Noman]]''': "You're sitting pretty. The Bazaar broke a law or two in making me, yes it did, but I wouldn't have lasted this long unless you had a foot snared in the Great Chain... I'll be free, very soon." (Its words are becoming harder to understand.) "You'll be tempted. Don't trust the Bazaar. Don't feel sorry for it. Love is a demand, not a solution. The Chain may go up to the stars, but it prisons us all. The Liberation of Night..."



* ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' In a fit of sheer irony, the game takes place in an alternate reality where the stars represent cosmic forces preventing two fundamentally different and extremely powerful aliens from consummating their love, yet it's weak and ignorant MAN who is crossed, their greatest obstacle, and in some timelines their ultimate doom. Specifically: [[spoiler:Every sun is a sentient RealityWarper god, and whatever absorbs sunlight becomes normal because the suns decide what is normal. The Bazaar's grandmaster is from a species of sun-couriers, and according to the caste system the suns obey, forbidden from love with a being from a higher (sun) or lower (human) caste. Naturally, the Bazaar eventually fell in love with a sun, and it happened to be humanity's. Now it hides in the deep crust of the earth where it cannot be burned out of reality by sunlight, causing misery and tragedy to millions of other forbidden-love couples, in the hopes that one rebellious couple and their touching love story will create the ultimate philosophical epiphany, one that could break the caste system for good. Naturally, the humans who learn of this tragic tale are usually PISSED that we're on the bottom of the food chain because the gods think it is divine to prey on the weak, so a disturbingly large number of these informed have worked on a master plan to ''kill all the suns in the universe and replace them with artificial, human-raised ones'', and they're planning to have the Bazaar unwittingly carry the disease/army/warhead when it travels to the stars to recite its epiphany of love, killing the very rulers of creation it intends to make peace with.]]
2nd Feb '18 1:34:33 AM kome360
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* ''VideoGame/FallenLondon'' In a fit of sheer irony, the game takes place in an alternate reality where the stars represent cosmic forces preventing two fundamentally different and extremely powerful aliens from consummating their love, yet it's weak and ignorant MAN who is crossed, their greatest obstacle, and in some timelines their ultimate doom. Specifically: [[spoiler:Every sun is a sentient RealityWarper god, and whatever absorbs sunlight becomes normal because the suns decide what is normal. The Bazaar's grandmaster is from a species of sun-couriers, and according to the caste system the suns obey, forbidden from love with a being from a higher (sun) or lower (human) caste. Naturally, the Bazaar eventually fell in love with a sun, and it happened to be humanity's. Now it hides in the deep crust of the earth where it cannot be burned out of reality by sunlight, causing misery and tragedy to millions of other forbidden-love couples, in the hopes that one rebellious couple and their touching love story will create the ultimate philosophical epiphany, one that could break the caste system for good. Naturally, the humans who learn of this tragic tale are usually PISSED that we're on the bottom of the food chain because the gods think it is divine to prey on the weak, so a disturbingly large number of these informed have worked on a master plan to ''kill all the suns in the universe and replace them with artificial, human-raised ones'', and they're planning to have the Bazaar unwittingly carry the disease/army/warhead when it travels to the stars to recite its epiphany of love, killing the very rulers of creation it intends to make peace with.]]
31st Jan '18 2:51:22 PM defciggy
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* Either this or TragicBromance took place between UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat and his [[HoYay best friend/possible lover]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Hermann_von_Katte Liutenant Hans Hermann von Katte]]. They were inseparable despite the eight years old difference, to the point that they were rumored to ''actually'' be lovers by other Prussian nobles. Then-RebelPrince Frederick intended to run away from Prussia to Great Britain to get away from his abusive father, King Frederick William I, and Katte decided to help him. After the two were caught and imprisoned, the King was about to execute them both, but ultimately decided to [[OffWithhisHead have Katte beheaded]] while [[ForcedToWatch forcing Frederick to watch from a nearby window.]] Frederick was about to fall into despair and tried to apologize, but Katte [[FaceDeathWithDignity calmly]] [[GoOutWithASmile smiled]] and told him [[FamousLastWords "For the sake of such a gentle prince, death is sweet!"]] before being executed. Frederick was so broken after this that [[HeroicBSOD he was unconcious for at least three days]] and, after waking up, [[TheMourningAfter never spoke about Katte again]]. It's speculated that [[TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest this ordeal]] was at least one of the reasons why Frederick [[CelibateHero never married and sired heirs.]]

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* Either this or TragicBromance took place between UsefulNotes/FrederickTheGreat and his [[HoYay best friend/possible lover]], [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Hermann_von_Katte Liutenant Lieutenant Hans Hermann von Katte]]. They were inseparable despite the eight years old difference, their eight-year age-gap, to the point that they were rumored to ''actually'' be lovers by other Prussian nobles. Then-RebelPrince Frederick intended to run away from Prussia to Great Britain to get away from his abusive father, King Frederick William I, and Katte decided to help him. After the two were caught and imprisoned, the King was about to execute them both, but ultimately decided to [[OffWithhisHead have Katte beheaded]] while [[ForcedToWatch forcing Frederick to watch from a nearby window.]] Frederick was about to fall into despair and tried to apologize, but Katte [[FaceDeathWithDignity calmly]] [[GoOutWithASmile smiled]] and told him [[FamousLastWords "For the sake of such a gentle prince, death is sweet!"]] before being executed. Frederick was so broken after this that [[HeroicBSOD he was unconcious for at least three days]] and, after waking up, [[TheMourningAfter never spoke about Katte again]]. It's speculated that [[TheFirstCutIsTheDeepest this ordeal]] was at least one of the reasons why Frederick [[CelibateHero never married and sired heirs.]]
26th Jan '18 5:33:27 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'' dabbles into it if the PlayerCharacter Saori enters a relationship with Toru [[spoiler: Nakagawa]]. She's a member of a VigilanteMan group devoted to protect the city of Nagasaki, whereas he's an AntiVillain determined to overthrow the Tokugawa Shogunate; as such she priorizes her loyalties to the group and to Nagasaki over their love, no matter how much it hurts the two of them, and Toru is well-aware of her determination... [[spoiler: It's ultimately subverted: while Toru is captured, judged and exiled, both of his endings have him and Saori [[EarnYourHappyEnding ultimately reunited in one way or another]].]]

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* ''VisualNovel/ShallWeDateNinjaShadow'' dabbles into it if the twice:
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PlayerCharacter Saori enters can enter a relationship with Toru [[spoiler: Nakagawa]]. She's a member of a VigilanteMan group devoted to protect the city of Nagasaki, whereas he's an AntiVillain determined to violently overthrow the corrupt and oldfashioned Tokugawa Shogunate; Shogunate [[spoiler: ''and'' is the rebellious brother of Saori's boss, Makoto]]; as such she priorizes her loyalties to the group and to Nagasaki over their love, no matter how much it hurts the two of them, and Toru is well-aware of her determination...determination - if not even a little proud, since it tells him [[AmazonChaser how strong]] [[PluckyGirl Saori is]]... [[spoiler: It's ultimately subverted: while Toru is captured, judged and exiled, both of his endings have him and Saori [[EarnYourHappyEnding ultimately reunited in one way or another]].]] ]]
** The other prospect SCL deal will take place in the path of Toru's best friend and companion, Tsubaki Kusunoki. Tsubaki is a BadassBookworm who grew deeply bitter [[spoiler: due to being [[HalfBreedDiscrimination half-Japanese/half-Dutch]] ''and'' [[SonOfAWhore the son of]] a HighClassCallGirl]], and as such he also views the Shogunate as ineffectual and corrupt; he plans to [[spoiler: personally assassinate the Tokugawa Shogun]] and launch Japan in a new era from then onwards. Saori, logically, loves him deeply but disagrees with that, since she wants the Shogunate to change but '''not''' through violence [[spoiler: and magnicide]]; they discuss their positions several times, but in the end they can't reach an agreement. [[spoiler: Subverted, too: Saori and the Vigilantes manage to ''barely'' stop Tsubaki from killing the Shogun, said Shogun turns out to be a ReasonableAuthorityFigure that pardons Tsubaki in exchange of having him work with the Vigilantes, and [[LoveRedeems Tsubaki gains his faith on people back AND stays with Saori]].]]
25th Jan '18 8:36:30 AM bitemytail
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* ''SeraphOfTheEnd'':

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* ''SeraphOfTheEnd'':''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'':
25th Jan '18 6:19:42 AM RicPot
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* Callum and Sephy in ''Literature/NoughtsAndCrosses''. Set in a speculative fiction universe where [[PersecutionFlip black people are the oppressive class over white people]], Sephy is black and Callum is white and the fates are constantly conspiring against them. [[spoiler:They do not get a happy ending.]]
24th Jan '18 5:50:54 AM Radhil
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* ''Literature/MirandaAndCaliban'', a retelling of ''Theatre/TheTempest'', shows the two title characters develop a strong relationship over the course of growing up together, only to be DoomedByCanon.
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