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18th Oct '17 3:57:12 PM RicPot
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* Kim and Chris in ''Theatre/MissSaigon'' have a tragic, doomed romance.
17th Oct '17 5:58:36 PM Zaiaku666
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* Turns out that [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applejack's]] parents, Bright Macintosh and Buttercup, were this due to Buttercup's real name being Pear Butter. As the two clans were business rivals turned feuding families, Pear Butter and Bright Mac had planned to have a secret wedding a la ''Romeo and Juliet'' but was broken up by Grand Pear and Granny Smith. Unlike most instances Pear Butter disowned herself of the Pear family staying with Bright Mac eventually giving birth to Big Mac, Applejack and Apple Bloom. It would take years before the families buried the hatchet and by then Bright Mac and Buttercup were dead.
11th Oct '17 9:42:18 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', Jon Battle-Born and Olfina Gray-Mane, members of two feuding families split over the civil war, are secretly courting each other.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the series' backstory, according to the in-game book series ''The Real Barenziah'', [[GodEmperor Tiber Septim]] and the [[MayDecemberRomance young]] Dunmeri noble Barenziah fit this trope, as they were like-minded souls who genuinely fell in love with each other. Though, of course, their relationship ended badly because as much as Tiber Septim loved Barenziah, [[AmbitionIsEvil he loved power more]].
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'',
Jon Battle-Born and Olfina Gray-Mane, members of two feuding families split over the civil war, are secretly courting each other.
29th Sep '17 10:46:15 AM BluePeach
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* Sly Cooper and Carmelita Fox in [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Franchise/SlyCooper?from=VideoGame.SlyCooper Sly Cooper]]. It's played with in the first game with Carmelita's MercyLead, and he is rescued by his friends just as Carmelita was about to break out a glass of wine for the occasion of his arrest with him in the second. In the third game, he fakes amnesia after being injured by Dr. M. and ends up with Carmelita in Paris. In the fourth game, he vanishes without a trace to ancient Egypt as Carmelita and the Cooper Gang try to bring him back home.
26th Sep '17 10:55:33 AM DustSnitch
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** [[BadassPrincess Gwendolyn]] was promised to [[NobleDemon King Onyx]]; [[BlackKnight Oswald]] had his soul pledged to [[BarrierMaiden Queen Odette]]. ([[spoiler: Plus they cared for one another and he never used a spell to make her love him, like she believed.]]) Both Onyx and Odette try to collect multiple times throughout the game and Gwendolyn and/or Oswald must fight to remain together.

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** [[BadassPrincess Gwendolyn]] Gwendolyn was promised to [[NobleDemon King Onyx]]; [[BlackKnight Oswald]] had his soul pledged to [[BarrierMaiden Queen Odette]]. ([[spoiler: Plus they cared for one another and he never used a spell to make her love him, like she believed.]]) Both Onyx and Odette try to collect multiple times throughout the game and Gwendolyn and/or Oswald must fight to remain together.
23rd Sep '17 3:09:39 PM PrincessGwen
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* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' and its prequels have plenty of these, specially among [[BodyguardCrush the Mikos and some of their potential Senshi]]:

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* ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' and its prequels have plenty of these, specially especially among [[BodyguardCrush the Mikos and some of their potential Senshi]]:
23rd Sep '17 3:06:33 PM PrincessGwen
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* [[spoiler: Hiromi Oka and Coach Jin Munakata]] from ''Manga/AimForTheAce'', mainly due to the fact [[spoiler:he was dying of leukemia by the time they met and fall in love.]]

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* [[spoiler: Hiromi [[spoiler:Hiromi Oka and Coach Jin Munakata]] from ''Manga/AimForTheAce'', mainly due to the fact [[spoiler:he was dying of leukemia by the time they met and fall in love.]]



* In ''LightNovel/BeyondTheBoundary'', we have Akihito and Mirai. Akihito is a half-human, half-youmu hybrid. Mirai is from a spirit hunter clan whose blood is deadly to youmu. [[spoiler: Even worse, it's revealed that Mirai was given a mission to assassinate Akihito because the youmu inside him, known as Beyond the Boundary, is a powerful reality warper who could potentially destroy the world.]]

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* In ''LightNovel/BeyondTheBoundary'', we have Akihito and Mirai. Akihito is a half-human, half-youmu hybrid. Mirai is from a spirit hunter clan whose blood is deadly to youmu. [[spoiler: Even [[spoiler:Even worse, it's revealed that Mirai was given a mission to assassinate Akihito because the youmu inside him, known as Beyond the Boundary, is a powerful reality warper who could potentially destroy the world.]]



* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has two couples like this: Ougi and Viletta, then Lelouch and Shirley (at least in Shirley's mind). [[spoiler: The first ones subvert the trope and get their happy ending, even if YMMV on that... the second couple plays it straight.]]

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'' has two couples like this: Ougi and Viletta, then Lelouch and Shirley (at least in Shirley's mind). [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The first ones subvert the trope and get their happy ending, even if YMMV on that... the second couple plays it straight.]]



* [[spoiler: Remy Matsuda and Merril Benten Tamagawa]] from ''Anime/CyberCityOedo808'', since [[spoiler: she's a sort-of vampire/human hybrid and he's a human AntiHero who must take her down. It ends with them sharing a LastKiss before Benten puts Remy in a capsule and shoots it into outer space.]]

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* [[spoiler: Remy Matsuda and Merril Benten Tamagawa]] from ''Anime/CyberCityOedo808'', since [[spoiler: she's [[spoiler:she's a sort-of vampire/human hybrid and he's a human AntiHero who must take her down. It ends with them sharing a LastKiss before Benten puts Remy in a capsule and shoots it into outer space.]]



** Krory, an Exorcist and Eliade, an Akuma. It was his nature to destroy Akuma and it was her nature to kill Exorcists. [[spoiler: He ends up killing her before he joins the Black Order.]]
** Taken [[SerialEscalation further]] with [[spoiler: Kanda and Alma, who were [[ReincarnationRomance lovers in a previous life]], only to be brought back to life by the Black Order as part of the failed super Exorcist program. Then Alma was driven mad into a massive killing spree and Kanda was forced to kill him. Only for Alma to not be dead and fought Kanda to the death again when he was revived. But this time, thanks to Allen, Kanda is able to send Alma to the afterlife in more or less peace, and later come back.]]
* Kazuya and Erika in ''Anime/{{Daimos}}''. Kazuya is the pilot of Daimos, defender of Earth from the Balm invaders. While Erika is the little sister of Richter, Prince of Balm and leader of the invasion. [[spoiler: They get their happy ending, but not before much heartbreak.]]

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** Krory, an Exorcist and Eliade, an Akuma. It was his nature to destroy Akuma and it was her nature to kill Exorcists. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He ends up killing her before he joins the Black Order.]]
** Taken [[SerialEscalation further]] with [[spoiler: Kanda [[spoiler:Kanda and Alma, who were [[ReincarnationRomance lovers in a previous life]], only to be brought back to life by the Black Order as part of the failed super Exorcist program. Then Alma was driven mad into a massive killing spree and Kanda was forced to kill him. Only for Alma to not be dead and fought Kanda to the death again when he was revived. But this time, thanks to Allen, Kanda is able to send Alma to the afterlife in more or less peace, and later come back.]]
* Kazuya and Erika in ''Anime/{{Daimos}}''. Kazuya is the pilot of Daimos, defender of Earth from the Balm invaders. While Erika is the little sister of Richter, Prince of Balm and leader of the invasion. [[spoiler: They [[spoiler:They get their happy ending, but not before much heartbreak.]]



** [[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 thoroughly 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 committed suicide.]] It went FromBadToWorse later.
** [[spoiler: Shuichi Akai and Akemi Miyano]] were this as well in the past. [[spoiler: He started dating her only to strengthen his position as TheMole for the Black Organization, but seeing that she was an AntiVillain and that she liked him ''despite'' suspecting that he was using her [[BecomingTheMask made him change his mind]]. When he was found out he tried to get her to come with him, but she refused because her little sister was an Org. member and she didn't want to abandon her. And few afterwards, after a last and failed attempt to free herself and her sister, she was murdered.]]
** Additionally, [[spoiler: Natalie Kuruma and Wataru Date. Things were going relatively well, they were about to get engaged... but right before that, Date was run over by a car in front of his best friend and died. Natalie found out by chance, identified his corpse, and hung herself in grief. [[FromBadToWorse And then]] her ParentalSubstitute mistakenly believed that she had gone the SpurnedIntoSuicide way...]]

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** [[spoiler: Hideomi [[spoiler:Hideomi Nagato and Miyuki Hyuuga]]. First, [[spoiler: he [[spoiler:he and his friend Mitsuaki caused the fire that killed Miyuki's parents]]. Second, [[spoiler: Hideomi [[spoiler:Hideomi had a HeelRealization, then returned and saved little Miyuki but was badly burned]]. Third, [[spoiler: while [[spoiler:while he helped Miyuki out as much as he could, Hideomi thoroughly hated himself due to guilt]]. Fourth, and the most important reason: [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when Miyuki fell for him despite ''knowing'' what he had done and asked him to marry her... Hideomi crossed the DespairEventHorizon and committed suicide.]] It went FromBadToWorse later.
** [[spoiler: Shuichi [[spoiler:Shuichi Akai and Akemi Miyano]] were this as well in the past. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He started dating her only to strengthen his position as TheMole for the Black Organization, but seeing that she was an AntiVillain and that she liked him ''despite'' suspecting that he was using her [[BecomingTheMask made him change his mind]]. When he was found out he tried to get her to come with him, but she refused because her little sister was an Org. member and she didn't want to abandon her. And few afterwards, after a last and failed attempt to free herself and her sister, she was murdered.]]
** Additionally, [[spoiler: Natalie [[spoiler:Natalie Kuruma and Wataru Date. Things were going relatively well, they were about to get engaged... but right before that, Date was run over by a car in front of his best friend and died. Natalie found out by chance, identified his corpse, and hung herself in grief. [[FromBadToWorse And then]] her ParentalSubstitute mistakenly believed that she had gone the SpurnedIntoSuicide way...]]



* ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' has [[spoiler: Louise's best friend, Princess Henrietta of Tristam, and her boyfriend ''and'' [[KissingCousins first cousin]] Prince Wales of Albion.]] At first politics prevent them from being together officially, [[SecretRelationship so they have covert meetings]]. Then [[spoiler: Wales is murdered by Louise's treacherous ex-boyfriend Jeean-Jacques, and later a heartbroken Henrietta ends up giving an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove... to the copy of poor Wales's body, animated with a little of his soul.]]

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* ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' has [[spoiler: Louise's best friend, Princess Henrietta of Tristam, and her boyfriend ''and'' [[KissingCousins first cousin]] Prince Wales of Albion.]] At first politics prevent them from being together officially, [[SecretRelationship so they have covert meetings]]. Then [[spoiler: Wales [[spoiler:Wales is murdered by Louise's treacherous ex-boyfriend Jeean-Jacques, and later a heartbroken Henrietta ends up giving an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove... to the copy of poor Wales's body, animated with a little of his soul.]]



* Sakura and Syaoran in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. At first, even though they are physically together, Sakura is never allowed to remember she is in love with him (that is, from the looks of it, until all her feathers are found). Then it gets [[GambitPileup much]], [[MindScrew much]] more complicated, with all the complications putting more distance between them, metaphorically. That [[spoiler: clones of both]] are involved is only the [[OedipusComplex the beginning]].

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* Sakura and Syaoran in ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle''. At first, even though they are physically together, Sakura is never allowed to remember she is in love with him (that is, from the looks of it, until all her feathers are found). Then it gets [[GambitPileup much]], [[MindScrew much]] more complicated, with all the complications putting more distance between them, metaphorically. That [[spoiler: clones [[spoiler:clones of both]] are involved is only the [[OedipusComplex the beginning]].
20th Sep '17 11:39:54 AM Tiggerific
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** Another example in Tolkien's writing: Aegnor and Andreth, an immortal elf lord and a mortal woman. She will eventually grow old and die, while he will continue on, and even if he dies he will only be sent to the Halls of Mandos and eventually reembodied while her spirit will leave the world completely. They never marry, and ironically Aegnor dies long before Andreth does. He refuses to be reembodied because he can't live in a world without Andreth.
15th Sep '17 8:39:31 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', we have [[GreenThumb Tatara]] and [[{{Miko}} Suzuno, the Byakko no Miko]]. They fell in love, and Suzuno summoned Byakko and asked him to keep her and Tatara together forever. Byakko said he couldn't do that, and had to send her back to her own world in Tokyo. She eventually [[SecondLove married someone from our world]] and raised a family more or less happily, while he asked a TimeMaster fellow Seishi to stop time for him so he could guard the [[MacGuffin Shinzaho]] better -- but they never forgot each other. Decades later, the old and widowed Suzuno died in her grandson Toki's home of old age, Tatara died in a battle in the book, and in the meantime Miaka's brother Keisuke read to the dying Suzuno about her lover's destiny. [[AdaptationExpansion In the anime]], their souls are reunited across space and time [[TogetherInDeath to spend the afterlife together]].
** Actually, all possible Seishi/Miko pairings are fated to have conflicts like this. This is why [[spoiler: Tokaki and Subaru]] didn't support Tamahome and Miaka's love, since they knew it very well. [[spoiler: Both of them were Suzuno's Byakko Seishi, and Subaru was the TimeMaster who stopped time for Tatara.]] And in ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'', Uruki and Takiko more or less get together, [[ForegoneConclusion but everyone knows what happened to her in the end.]] [[spoiler: If the reader doesn't know, well, here it is: Takiko was being devoured from the inside by Genbu as a side-effect of having been a Miko; everyone else thought she had fallen victim to a SoapOperaDisease but her father knew the truth, so he {{Mercy Kill}}ed her and commited suicide afterwards. [[DownerEnding Which is what happens in the end]], when Takiko makes her wishes and [[DiedinyourArmsTonight dies in Uruki's arms]]. ([[ReincarnationRomance But their next reincarnations]] [[EarnyourHappyEnding get their happy ending]]).]]
** It doesn't even ''have'' to happen between Mikos and Seishis. [[spoiler: Firuka and Urumiya Hagas from ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' were this as well, with him loving Firuka [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe because she]] [[IOweYouMyLife was kind to him]] [[FlorenceNightingaleEffect in his moment of need]] [[TheStoic but being unable to show it properly]], and Firuka believing her love for him was onesided even after he died in his SelfSacrificeScheme to free his brother Tegu, who ultimately tells her how much Hagas loved her. (In a slightly happier note, Tegu becomes Firuka's SecondLove.)]]

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* In ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'', we ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' and its prequels have plenty of these, specially among [[BodyguardCrush the Mikos and some of their potential Senshi]]:
** In the backstory and in ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'', Uruki and Takiko "Genbu no Miko" Okuda are more or less get together, [[ForegoneConclusion but everyone knows what happened to her in the end.]] [[spoiler: If the reader doesn't know, well, here it is: Takiko was being devoured from the inside by Genbu as a side-effect of having been a Miko; everyone else thought she had fallen victim to a SoapOperaDisease (and to be fair, she was already an IllGirl) but her father knew the truth, so he {{Mercy Kill}}ed her and commited suicide afterwards. Takiko lived enough to make her wishes and [[DiedinyourArmsTonight die in Uruki's arms]]; he [[TheMourningAfter never married]] and became TheGoodKing. (Still, [[ReincarnationRomance their next reincarnations]] [[EarnyourHappyEnding got their happy ending]]).]]
** In the backstory and the upcoming ''Manga/FushigiYuugiByakkoSenki'',
[[GreenThumb Tatara]] and [[{{Miko}} Suzuno, the Byakko no Miko]].Miko]] embody this. They fell in love, and Suzuno summoned Byakko and asked him to keep her and Tatara together forever. Byakko said he couldn't do that, and had to send her back to her own world in Tokyo. She eventually [[SecondLove married someone from our world]] and raised a family more or less happily, while he asked a TimeMaster fellow Seishi to stop time for him so he could guard the [[MacGuffin Shinzaho]] better -- but they never forgot each other. Decades later, the old and widowed Suzuno died in her grandson Toki's home of old age, Tatara died in a battle in the book, and in the meantime Miaka's brother Keisuke read to the dying Suzuno about her lover's destiny. [[AdaptationExpansion In the anime]], their souls are reunited across space and time [[TogetherInDeath to spend the afterlife together]].
** Actually, all possible Seishi/Miko pairings are fated to have conflicts like this. This is why [[spoiler: Tokaki and Subaru]] didn't support Tamahome and Miaka's love, since they knew it very well. [[spoiler: Both of them were Suzuno's Byakko Seishi, and Subaru was the TimeMaster who stopped time for Tatara.]] And in ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'', Uruki and Takiko more or less get together, [[ForegoneConclusion but everyone knows what happened to her in the end.]] [[spoiler: If the reader doesn't know, well, here it is: Takiko was being devoured from the inside by Genbu as a side-effect of having been a Miko; everyone else thought she had fallen victim to a SoapOperaDisease but her father knew the truth, so he {{Mercy Kill}}ed her and commited suicide afterwards. [[DownerEnding Which is what happens in the end]], when Takiko makes her wishes and [[DiedinyourArmsTonight dies in Uruki's arms]]. ([[ReincarnationRomance But their next reincarnations]] [[EarnyourHappyEnding get their happy ending]]).]]
** It doesn't even ''have'' to happen between Mikos and Seishis. [[spoiler: Uruki's cousin Firuka and Urumiya Hagas Hagas]] from ''Manga/FushigiYuugiGenbuKaiden'' were this as well, [[spoiler: with him loving Firuka [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe because she]] [[IOweYouMyLife was kind to him]] [[FlorenceNightingaleEffect in his moment of need]] [[TheStoic but being unable to show it properly]], and Firuka believing her love for him was onesided even after he died in his SelfSacrificeScheme to free his brother Tegu, who ultimately tells her how much Hagas loved her. (In a slightly happier note, Tegu becomes Firuka's SecondLove.SecondLove, and one of their descendants became Uruki's successor.)]]
5th Sep '17 11:33:03 AM Njein
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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10600980/1/Broken-Mirror Broken Mirror]]'', a ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' one-shot, replaces Gerda and Kai in the original story with Elsa and [[spoiler:Hans, respectively. Both of them met as [[ChildhoodFriendRomance children, fell in love as adolescents]], and felt a mutual connection in the fact that both had been treated as the [[BlackSheep odd one out]] within their respective families - Hans for being the youngest of thirteen sons and Elsa for having ice powers. But a mirror with the power of erasing memories tore the two apart]]. Years later, when the two meet again, things are not same, because she is the Snow Queen and [[spoiler:he is now a frozen-hearted prince (partly because some of the mirror's magical shards pierced Hans' heart, turning him into a cold and cynical man), thus setting the events of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. Elsa even felt sad as to how he didn't recognize her and even wondered if Hans remembered the friendship they had when they were children. And though both reconcile in the end, it results in a DownerEnding with both Hans and Elsa wondering if they'll ever meet again and rekindle their tragic and failed love for each other.]]

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* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10600980/1/Broken-Mirror Broken Mirror]]'', a ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' one-shot, replaces Gerda and Kai in the original story with Elsa and [[spoiler:Hans, respectively. respectively]]. Both of them met as [[ChildhoodFriendRomance children, fell in love as adolescents]], and felt a mutual connection in the fact that both had been treated as the [[BlackSheep odd one out]] within their respective families - Hans [[spoiler:Hans for being the youngest of thirteen sons sons]] and Elsa for having ice powers. But a mirror with the power of erasing memories tore the two apart]]. apart. Years later, when the two meet again, things are not same, because she is the Snow Queen now a queen and [[spoiler:he is now a frozen-hearted prince (partly because some of the mirror's magical shards pierced Hans' heart, turning him into a cold and cynical man), thus setting the events of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. Elsa even felt sad as to how he didn't recognize her and even wondered if Hans remembered the friendship they had when they were children. And though both reconcile in the end, it results in a DownerEnding with both Hans and Elsa wondering if they'll ever meet again and rekindle their tragic and failed love for each other.]]
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