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23rd Apr '17 12:30:25 AM PaulA
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* In the musical adaptation of ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'', it is revealed at one point that Lilias Craven's family, especially her sister, were dead set against her marrying Archibald because he was a hunchback. Her sister threatened to disown her, but she married him anyway because she loved him so much. Then she died. Archibald is still in a mess over her death when Mary arrives ten years later.

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* In the musical adaptation of ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'', ''Theatre/TheSecretGarden'', it is revealed at one point that Lilias Craven's family, especially her sister, were dead set against her marrying Archibald because he was a hunchback. Her sister threatened to disown her, but she married him anyway because she loved him so much. Then she died. Archibald is still in a mess over her death when Mary arrives ten years later.
22nd Apr '17 2:08:32 PM lalalei2001
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* In ''Literature/AllOurYesterdays'', Marina is this with James since her future self, Em, has to kill him to save the world.
22nd Apr '17 12:19:35 PM Lyendith
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has Sonozaki Shion and Houjou Satoshi. The latter's family became outcasts after they accepted money from the government to leave the village where a dam was to be built. When Shion fell in love with him, her family is a bit... angry about it. "Rip off three of your fingernails in repentance in a torture chamber" angry. To the point Shion thinks for a long time [[spoiler:that her family had the boy killed,]] although she was wrong about that.

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has Sonozaki Shion and Houjou Satoshi. The latter's family became outcasts after they accepted money from the government to leave the village where a dam was to be built. built (while the rest of the village fought against it). When Shion fell in love with him, her family is was a bit... angry about it. "Rip off three of your fingernails in repentance in a torture chamber" angry. To the point Shion thinks for a long time [[spoiler:that her family had the boy killed,]] although she was wrong about that.
22nd Apr '17 12:18:03 PM Lyendith
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has Sonozaki Shion and Houjou Satoshi. The latter's family became outcasts after they accepted money from the government to leave the village where a dam was to be built. When Shion fell in love with him, her family expressed some... disapproval. "Rip off three of your fingernails in repentance in a torture chamber" disapproval. To the points Shion thinks for a long time [[spoiler:that her family had the boy killed,]] although she was wrong about that.

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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has Sonozaki Shion and Houjou Satoshi. The latter's family became outcasts after they accepted money from the government to leave the village where a dam was to be built. When Shion fell in love with him, her family expressed some... disapproval. is a bit... angry about it. "Rip off three of your fingernails in repentance in a torture chamber" disapproval. angry. To the points point Shion thinks for a long time [[spoiler:that her family had the boy killed,]] although she was wrong about that.
22nd Apr '17 12:14:45 PM Lyendith
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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry''. In the village of Hinamizawa, there were [[spoiler:Satoshi Houjou]] and [[spoiler:Shion Sonozaki]].
** Not really. While [[spoiler:Satoshi]]'s disappearance causes [[spoiler:Shion]] to snap and go insane, eventually resulting in her own death, the whole 'go insane' part only happens in 2 chapters, and not in the actual ending. Additionally, it's revealed that [[spoiler:Satoshi]] is actually alive(though comatose) in the finale, and [[spoiler:Shion]] will wait every day for him to recover. Also, the grudge against the [[spoiler:Houjou]] family is dismissed, and upon his return, it's not unlikely that the [[spoiler:Sonozakis]] would support a relationship between the two.


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* In ''Manga/HungryMarie'', Anna's father (a Catholic priest) and Taiga's grandmother (a Taoist priest) do not approve of the two having contacts with the "enemy". It's mostly played for laughs though.


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* ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'' has Sonozaki Shion and Houjou Satoshi. The latter's family became outcasts after they accepted money from the government to leave the village where a dam was to be built. When Shion fell in love with him, her family expressed some... disapproval. "Rip off three of your fingernails in repentance in a torture chamber" disapproval. To the points Shion thinks for a long time [[spoiler:that her family had the boy killed,]] although she was wrong about that.
20th Apr '17 8:52:39 AM FF32
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* In ''VideoGame/Persona3Portable'', it's possible for this to occur between the female protagonist and [[spoiler:Ryoji Mochizuki. He's an amnesiac AnthropomorphicPersonification of Death itself. She's [[HeroicSacrifice doomed to sacrifice herself]] to seal a CosmicHorror, like the male protagonist before her. Yeah, it's not gonna end prettily for either party.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/Persona3Portable'', ''[[VideoGame/Persona3 Persona 3 Portable]]'', it's possible for this to occur between the female protagonist and [[spoiler:Ryoji Mochizuki. He's an amnesiac AnthropomorphicPersonification of Death itself. She's [[HeroicSacrifice doomed to sacrifice herself]] to seal a CosmicHorror, like the male protagonist before her. Yeah, it's not gonna end prettily for either party.]]



** This last couple is fortunate in that this fate can be [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''VideoGame/Persona3Portable''; [[spoiler: it is possible to avert Chidori's death; she'll lose her memories of the Dark Hour, but she'll live and be happy with Junpei.]] All the other couples that involve [[spoiler: the main character]], however, are still doomed to tragedy.

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** This last couple is fortunate in that this fate can be [[AvertedTrope Averted]] in ''VideoGame/Persona3Portable''; ''Persona 3 Portable''; [[spoiler: it is possible to avert Chidori's death; she'll lose her memories of the Dark Hour, but she'll live and be happy with Junpei.]] All the other couples that involve [[spoiler: the main character]], however, are still doomed to tragedy.
17th Apr '17 7:17:42 PM Aipom-pom
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** [[TheHero Makoto]] and Kyoko: [[spoiler:Her Forbidden Action is "surviving past the fourth round with Makoto Naegi alive", meaning that if [[KillTheOnesYouLove she doesn't kill him herself]], the poison in her bracelet will kill her. [[HeroicSacrifice She chooses to give up her life for his]], and after the fourth round he wakes up to find her dead, much to his and their friends Aoi and Ryouta's deep despair.]] The opening even lampshades this by showing her falling away from him as they reach desperately for each other's hands. [[spoiler: In ''Side: Hope'', however, they're revealed to be a subversion: thanks to Seiko "Ultimate Phrarmacist" Kimura's medicines and a little help from Mikan "[[TheMedic Ultimate Nurse]]" Tsumiki, Kyouko ultimately ''survived'' her near-HeroicSacrifice [[note]](and fulfilled Seiko's dream of saving lives, even if post-mortem)[[/note]] so she and Makoto are ultimately reunited, which [[EarnYourHappyEnding gives them a good chance to get and stay together]].]]

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** [[TheHero Makoto]] and Kyoko: [[spoiler:Her Forbidden Action is "surviving past the fourth round with Makoto Naegi alive", meaning that if [[KillTheOnesYouLove she doesn't kill him herself]], the poison in her bracelet will kill her. [[HeroicSacrifice She chooses to give up her life for his]], and after the fourth round he wakes up to find her dead, much to his and their friends Aoi and Ryouta's deep despair.]] The opening even lampshades this by showing her falling away from him as they reach desperately for each other's hands. [[spoiler: In ''Side: Hope'', however, they're revealed to be a subversion: thanks to Seiko "Ultimate Phrarmacist" Kimura's medicines and a little help from Mikan "[[TheMedic Ultimate Nurse]]" Tsumiki, Kyouko Kyoko ultimately ''survived'' her near-HeroicSacrifice [[note]](and fulfilled Seiko's dream of saving lives, even if post-mortem)[[/note]] so she and Makoto are ultimately reunited, which [[EarnYourHappyEnding gives them a good chance to get and stay together]].]]



** [[TheRival Kyosuke]] and Chisa: At first, they seemed like a happy OfficialCouple, but are quickly torn apart by [[spoiler:her death in the first episode of ''Side: Future'']]. ''Side: Despair'' later reveals that [[spoiler:Chisa was tortured and brainwashed by [[BigBad Junko]], becoming evil and acting as her mole, meaning she was working for the very side her boyfriend had vowed to destroy all along]]. It's even worse when one considers that [[spoiler: Kyosuke's ''other'' friend, Juzo, [[ArmoredClosetGay also was in love]] with [[EvenTheGuysWantHim him]], kept it a secret [[{{Gayngst}} both out of fear]] and to not ruin Kyosuke and Chisa's bond, and died in a mix of HeroicSacrifice and RedemptionEqualsDeath while mistakenly believing that Kyosuke hated him, when in reality Kyousuke desperately wanted Juzo's forgiveness.]]

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** [[TheRival Kyosuke]] and Chisa: At first, they seemed like a happy OfficialCouple, but are quickly torn apart by [[spoiler:her death in the first episode of ''Side: Future'']]. ''Side: Despair'' later reveals that [[spoiler:Chisa was tortured and brainwashed by [[BigBad Junko]], becoming evil and acting as her mole, meaning she was working for the very side her boyfriend had vowed to destroy all along]]. It's even worse when one considers that [[spoiler: Kyosuke's ''other'' friend, Juzo, [[ArmoredClosetGay also was in love]] with [[EvenTheGuysWantHim him]], kept it a secret [[{{Gayngst}} both out of fear]] and to not ruin Kyosuke and Chisa's bond, and died in a mix of HeroicSacrifice and RedemptionEqualsDeath while mistakenly believing that Kyosuke hated him, when in reality Kyousuke Kyosuke desperately wanted Juzo's forgiveness.]]



** [[spoiler: Hideomi Nagato and Miyuki Hyuuga]]. First, [[spoiler: he and his friend Mitsuaki caused the fire that killed Miyuki's parents]]. Second, [[spoiler: Hideomi had a HeelRealization, then returned and saved little Miyuki but was badly burned]]. Third, [[spoiler: while he helped Miyuki out as much as he could, Hideomi thouroughly hated himself due to guilt]]. Fourth, and the most important reason: [[spoiler: when Miyuki fell for him despite ''knowing'' what he had done and asked him to marry her... Hideomi crossed the DespairEventHorizon and commited suicide.]] It went FromBadToWorse later.

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** [[spoiler: Hideomi Nagato and Miyuki Hyuuga]]. First, [[spoiler: he and his friend Mitsuaki caused the fire that killed Miyuki's parents]]. Second, [[spoiler: Hideomi had a HeelRealization, then returned and saved little Miyuki but was badly burned]]. Third, [[spoiler: while he helped Miyuki out as much as he could, Hideomi thouroughly hated himself due to guilt]]. Fourth, and the most important reason: [[spoiler: when Miyuki fell for him despite ''knowing'' what he had done and asked him to marry her... Hideomi crossed the DespairEventHorizon and commited committed suicide.]] It went FromBadToWorse later.



** Rothana Nur Hallaj and Kelson Haldane. After much thought, she decides to put aside her temporary novice's vows and marry him, then he disappears down a waterfall and is thought to be dead. She is persauded to marry someone else [[spoiler: traitorous Conall Haldane]], and feels she cannot marry Kelson once they are both free to do so. She even arranges for him to marry someone else!

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** Rothana Nur Hallaj and Kelson Haldane. After much thought, she decides to put aside her temporary novice's vows and marry him, then he disappears down a waterfall and is thought to be dead. She is persauded persuaded to marry someone else [[spoiler: traitorous Conall Haldane]], and feels she cannot marry Kelson once they are both free to do so. She even arranges for him to marry someone else!



** Angel and Cordelia. When Angel realises his feelings for her, she's in a relationship with another. When she realises her own feelings, she must AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence [[spoiler: so an EldritchAbomination can possess her. She ends up in a coma that she never wakes up from]].

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** Angel and Cordelia. When Angel realises realizes his feelings for her, she's in a relationship with another. When she realises realizes her own feelings, she must AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence [[spoiler: so an EldritchAbomination can possess her. She ends up in a coma that she never wakes up from]].



*** Kirk may have been a womaniser, but he did have two tragic loves during the series: Edith Keeler and Miramanee. [[spoiler: Miramanee was carrying his child when she died to save his life and he had to stand back and watch Edith die to repair an altered timeline.]]

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*** Kirk may have been a womaniser, womanizer, but he did have two tragic loves during the series: Edith Keeler and Miramanee. [[spoiler: Miramanee was carrying his child when she died to save his life and he had to stand back and watch Edith die to repair an altered timeline.]]



*** Kira and Odo. [[spoiler: Odo spends the entire show resisting his people's request for him to rejoin them, partially because of his love for Kira (although not entirely for this reason). In the end, he comes to realise that the best chance for the future of both the Alpha Quadrant and the changeling race is for him to return to his people and teach them to tolerate humanoids. He has to sacrifice Kira to do it, but she understands.]]

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*** Kira and Odo. [[spoiler: Odo spends the entire show resisting his people's request for him to rejoin them, partially because of his love for Kira (although not entirely for this reason). In the end, he comes to realise realize that the best chance for the future of both the Alpha Quadrant and the changeling race is for him to return to his people and teach them to tolerate humanoids. He has to sacrifice Kira to do it, but she understands.]]



* Saint-Germain and Cardia from ''Code:Realize''. One is a [[spoiler: homunculus created to harbour a Philosopher's Stone until it has matured.]] The other is [[spoiler: an immortal member of The Apostles of Idea, a group dedicated to steering humanity down the path towards salvation.]] [[spoiler: In Idea's eyes, Cardia is a deviation from this path and Saint-Germain is given the order to kill her. Unfortunately, he didn't count on [[SpannerInTheWorks falling in love with her]] before he could do the deed. He has multiple chances to kill her in the common route, but doesn't, and hesitates to kill her in his main route, which leads to Cardia escaping to safety. In the end, he decides that the only way to guarantee her safety is to [[KillEmAll destroy every member of the Apostles of Idea]], an act that will result in his immortality being taken from him and him dying. Cardia rejects this plan, and bargains with the leader of Idea, Omnibus, for Saint-Germain's life at the cost of her destroying her Horologium and dying afterwards. It's only thanks to some serious pleading, a little help from one of the surviving Apostles, and just a hint of proving Omnibus' predictions can be wrong by [[MakesSenseInContext defeating Guinevere]] that they're allowed a hard earned happy ending together.]]
* The ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} 2'' characters Fuyuhiko and [[spoiler:Peko]] may be this trope. (Komaeda believes they are, but it's [[RuleOfDrama deliberately left ambiguous]].) He will never. ever know if she really loves him or is just [[ChildSoldier conditioned]] to, and just as they're in the middle of figuring it out, [[spoiler:she dies]]. Worsening the trope is that they're both willing to die to protect the other, and in the sort of situation where they might well have to.

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* Saint-Germain and Cardia from ''Code:Realize''. One is a [[spoiler: homunculus created to harbour harbor a Philosopher's Stone until it has matured.]] The other is [[spoiler: an immortal member of The Apostles of Idea, a group dedicated to steering humanity down the path towards salvation.]] [[spoiler: In Idea's eyes, Cardia is a deviation from this path and Saint-Germain is given the order to kill her. Unfortunately, he didn't count on [[SpannerInTheWorks falling in love with her]] before he could do the deed. He has multiple chances to kill her in the common route, but doesn't, and hesitates to kill her in his main route, which leads to Cardia escaping to safety. In the end, he decides that the only way to guarantee her safety is to [[KillEmAll destroy every member of the Apostles of Idea]], an act that will result in his immortality being taken from him and him dying. Cardia rejects this plan, and bargains with the leader of Idea, Omnibus, for Saint-Germain's life at the cost of her destroying her Horologium and dying afterwards. It's only thanks to some serious pleading, a little help from one of the surviving Apostles, and just a hint of proving Omnibus' predictions can be wrong by [[MakesSenseInContext defeating Guinevere]] that they're allowed a hard earned happy ending together.]]
* The ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}} 2'' ''VisualNovel/SuperDanganRonpa2'' characters Fuyuhiko and [[spoiler:Peko]] may be this trope. (Komaeda (Nagito believes they are, but it's [[RuleOfDrama deliberately left ambiguous]].) He will never. ever know if she really loves him or is just [[ChildSoldier conditioned]] to, and just as they're in the middle of figuring it out, [[spoiler:she dies]]. Worsening the trope is that they're both willing to die to protect the other, and in the sort of situation where they might well have to.



* Jose Rizal and Leonor Rivera who are first cousins. When Rizal traveled overseas to pursue studies, the two kept on sending letters to each other, hiding coded messeages since both their parents do not approve of their relationship (partly because Rizal is wanted by the Spanish authorities.) Leonor continued to be faithful to Rizal for six years despite not seeing him (and probably not knowing that Rizal had affair with numerous foreign women.) Rizal tried to marry her many times but their meeting is always prevented by their parents. In the end, Leonor was forced to marry an Englishman. The leading characters who are lovers in Rizal's ''Literature/NoliMeTangere'', Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara, are inspired by the situation between him and Leonor Rivera.

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* Jose Rizal and Leonor Rivera who are first cousins. When Rizal traveled overseas to pursue studies, the two kept on sending letters to each other, hiding coded messeages messages since both their parents do not approve of their relationship (partly because Rizal is wanted by the Spanish authorities.) Leonor continued to be faithful to Rizal for six years despite not seeing him (and probably not knowing that Rizal had affair with numerous foreign women.) Rizal tried to marry her many times but their meeting is always prevented by their parents. In the end, Leonor was forced to marry an Englishman. The leading characters who are lovers in Rizal's ''Literature/NoliMeTangere'', Crisostomo Ibarra and Maria Clara, are inspired by the situation between him and Leonor Rivera.



%%* A more tragic recent example is the story of [[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37987826 Katya Vlasova and Denis Muravyov]], two 15 year old teenage lovers in Russia that wanted to be a couple, but were blocked by their parents from getting back together. After running away from their parents and holing up inside an relative's abandonded house, they were surrounded by police and sporadic gunfire ensued for 3 days before police finally discovered their bodies after committing suicide.

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%%* A more tragic recent example is the story of [[http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37987826 Katya Vlasova and Denis Muravyov]], two 15 year old teenage lovers in Russia that wanted to be a couple, but were blocked by their parents from getting back together. After running away from their parents and holing up inside an relative's abandonded abandoned house, they were surrounded by police and sporadic gunfire ensued for 3 days before police finally discovered their bodies after committing suicide.
15th Apr '17 5:20:20 AM GentlemensDame883
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** One of the creator's previous works, VoicesOfADistantStar, features an almost literal example of this. The two main characters are light-years apart, and due to her travel at relativistic speeds, one is objectively aging far more slowly than the other. By the time she's returned to Earth, it is unlikely that he would still be alive.

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** One of the creator's previous works, VoicesOfADistantStar, features an almost literal example of this. The two main characters are light-years apart, and due to her travel at relativistic speeds, one is objectively aging far more slowly than the other. By the time she's returned to Earth, it is unlikely that he would still be alive. That said, the very last scene contains blink and you miss it allusions to mankind finally developing FasterThanLightTravel and his joining the SpaceNavy, meaning there might be a chance they could get together after all.
13th Apr '17 4:13:05 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** It looks like [[spoiler: Vinsmoke Sanji]] and [[spoiler: Charlotte Pudding]] are heading towards this, as they fell in pretty much LoveAtFirstSight and in other circumstances [[BirdsOfAFeather they would've been an absolutely perfect match]]... yet not only [[spoiler: their marriage was arranged by two ''horrible'' people (Sanji's ArchnemesisDad Vinsmoke Judge and Pudding's EvilMatriarch Charlotte "Big Mom" Linlin)]], but [[spoiler: it would force Sanji to leave both his beloved TrueCompanions ''and'' his lifelong dream to reach the All Blue, essentially making him abandon ''everything'' he's ever stood for.]] And ''then'' it turns out that [[spoiler: Pudding is a [[DaddysLittleVillain Mommy's Little Villainess]] anyway, and played up the NiceGirl act [[HoneyTrap to sucker Sanji AND his family into her mother's plans]].]]

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** It looks like [[spoiler: Vinsmoke Sanji]] and [[spoiler: Charlotte Pudding]] are heading towards this, as they fell in pretty much LoveAtFirstSight and in other circumstances [[BirdsOfAFeather they would've been an absolutely perfect match]]... yet not only [[spoiler: their marriage was arranged by two ''horrible'' people (Sanji's ArchnemesisDad Vinsmoke Judge and Pudding's EvilMatriarch Charlotte "Big Mom" Linlin)]], but [[spoiler: it would force Sanji to leave both his beloved TrueCompanions ''and'' his lifelong dream to reach the All Blue, essentially making him abandon ''everything'' he's ever stood for.]] And ''then'' it turns out that [[spoiler: Pudding is a [[DaddysLittleVillain Mommy's Little Villainess]] anyway, and played up the NiceGirl act [[HoneyTrap to sucker Sanji AND his family into her mother's plans]].]] And '''then''' [[spoiler: Sanji still giving her a kind comment on the ThirdEye [[FreakinessShame that Pudding hates so much]] has made her go through a sobbing VillainousBreakdown and ''not'' killing him.]]



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6th Apr '17 3:47:43 PM gb00393
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** Jon with Ygritte. Jon is a man of the Night's Watch and Ygritte a Wildling, meaning that they can't be together no matter how much they love one another.
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