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18th Apr '18 9:28:13 AM broncos187
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* [[HumanPopsicle Steve Rogers]] and [[ActionGirl Peggy Carter]] in the ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier America]]'' [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar films]]. Minutes after their first kiss during World War II, Rogers sacrifices himself to save the Eastern United States and is presumed dead. When he returns from his coma in the modern day, Carter is [[spoiler: bedridden from old age and has Alzheimer's (after having lived a heroic and fruitful life otherwise) thus preventing her from permanently retaining the knowledge that he's alive. She then dies in ''Civil War'', leaving Steve heartbroken]]. Her own [[Series/AgentCarter TV series]] depicts her moving on from this and finding a SecondLove.

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* [[HumanPopsicle Steve Rogers]] and [[ActionGirl Peggy Carter]] in the ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheFirstAvenger Captain]] [[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier America]]'' [[Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar films]]. Minutes after their first kiss during World War II, Rogers sacrifices himself to save the Eastern United States and is presumed dead. When he returns from his coma in the modern day, Carter is [[spoiler: bedridden from old age and has Alzheimer's (after having lived a heroic and fruitful life otherwise) thus preventing her from permanently retaining the knowledge that he's alive. She then dies in ''Civil War'', leaving Steve heartbroken]]. Her own [[Series/AgentCarter TV series]] depicts her moving on from this and finding a SecondLove.SecondLove, but only after a very long grieving period.
11th Apr '18 5:39:02 AM Bisected8
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* Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga in Malawi. Their marriage was annulled because Tiwonge is a [[{{Transsexual}} trans woman]], they were jailed, then pardoned, then forced to move back to their respective home towns. Steven eventually married another woman.

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* Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga in Malawi. Their marriage was annulled because Tiwonge is a [[{{Transsexual}} [[{{Transgender}} trans woman]], they were jailed, then pardoned, then forced to move back to their respective home towns. Steven eventually married another woman.
31st Mar '18 1:54:59 PM nombretomado
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* From ''{{Franchise/FatalFrame}}'':
** The first game has Kirie and her unnamed lover. Said lover was a visitor and couldn't stay, while Kirie herself was a shrine maiden who was supposed to have no emotional attachment to anyone for the sake of the ritual, for which she would be sacrificed. The priests, at the Himuro family master's order, killed him and lied to her afterwards to try to keep her from forming emotional attachment, but she found out anyway, causing her conflicted emotions that weakened her resolve as a HumanSacrifice, which ended up with a failed ritual that doomed the Himuro clan and anyone in the mansion, both during and after the ritual.
-->'''Kirie''': Let me see him one more time!
** The third game has Reika and Kaname. Since Reika was a Tattooed Priestess that was fated to be sacrificed and males who weren't Master Builder for the shrines were permitted only as temporary guests, they were kept apart. Kaname's desperate attempts to return to the Kuze manor and reunite with Reika eventually led to his PlotTriggeringDeath that Reika was ForcedToWatch, causing the Unleashing that plunged the Kuze household into ruin and lured anyone with SurvivorsGuilt into the Kuze manor to become cursed.
-->'''Reika''': I don't want to see anymore...
** Yet another example from the third game is Kyouka (a.k.a. Brushing Woman), who fell in love with Akito, a visitor to the Kuze manor. Akito eventually wished (and tried) to take Kyouka away from the Kuze household, only to be murdered without Kyouka's knowledge, leading Kyouka [[IWillWaitForYou to pine for Akito for the rest of her life (and afterlife)]]. Seeing [[IdenticalStranger Kei]] did nothing to sate her anger toward Akito for thinking she had been abandoned all this time.
-->'''Kyouka''': You said you'd come back!

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* From ''{{Franchise/FatalFrame}}'':
''VideoGame/FatalFrame'':
** The [[VideoGame/FatalFrame1 first game game]] has Kirie and her unnamed lover. Said lover was a visitor and couldn't stay, while Kirie herself was a shrine maiden who was supposed to have no emotional attachment to anyone for the sake of the ritual, for which she would be sacrificed. The priests, at the Himuro family master's order, killed him and lied to her afterwards to try to keep her from forming emotional attachment, but she found out anyway, causing her conflicted emotions that weakened her resolve as a HumanSacrifice, which ended up with a failed ritual that doomed the Himuro clan and anyone in the mansion, both during and after the ritual.
-->'''Kirie''': --->'''Kirie''': Let me see him one more time!
** The third game has ''VideoGame/FatalFrameIIITheTormented'':
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Reika and Kaname. Since Reika was a Tattooed Priestess that was fated to be sacrificed and males who weren't Master Builder for the shrines were permitted only as temporary guests, they were kept apart. Kaname's desperate attempts to return to the Kuze manor and reunite with Reika eventually led to his PlotTriggeringDeath that Reika was ForcedToWatch, causing the Unleashing that plunged the Kuze household into ruin and lured anyone with SurvivorsGuilt into the Kuze manor to become cursed.
-->'''Reika''': ---->'''Reika''': I don't want to see anymore...
** Yet another example from the third game is *** Kyouka (a.k.a. Brushing Woman), who fell in love with Akito, a visitor to the Kuze manor. Akito eventually wished (and tried) to take Kyouka away from the Kuze household, only to be murdered without Kyouka's knowledge, leading Kyouka [[IWillWaitForYou to pine for Akito for the rest of her life (and afterlife)]]. Seeing [[IdenticalStranger Kei]] did nothing to sate her anger toward Akito for thinking she had been abandoned all this time.
-->'''Kyouka''': ---->'''Kyouka''': You said you'd come back!
21st Mar '18 9:04:24 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/TheOffice'''s Michael Scott and Holly Flax. The dorkiest, most adorable pair of soulmates you ever did see, cruelly separated by Dunder-Mifflin corporate for business reasons (he's the Scranton office manager, she's in HR.) Michael fully intends on waiting for her as long as it takes. Awwwww.

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* ''Series/TheOffice'''s ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'''s Michael Scott and Holly Flax. The dorkiest, most adorable pair of soulmates you ever did see, cruelly separated by Dunder-Mifflin corporate for business reasons (he's the Scranton office manager, she's in HR.) Michael fully intends on waiting for her as long as it takes. Awwwww.
18th Mar '18 6:44:11 PM Dravencour
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In modern times, the term "star-crossed" is often unknowingly misused to mean lovers who are meant to be together. It means just the opposite--the stars (i.e. destiny or the heavens) have ruled ''against'' them, or "crossed" their plan--[[DontExplainTheJoke get it]]? Compare the word "[[http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=disaster disaster]]", which has the etymology "away; without" ("dis") + "star; planet" ("aster"). Then again, [[WhenThePlanetsAlign if the stars rule that much]], they probably decreed the love as well as the impossibility, making the stars capricious and cruel, at the very least. It also refers to [[BecauseDestinySaysSo destiny]] and [[FateDrivesUsTogether the inevitability of the two characters' paths crossing each other]]. It usually, but not always, refers to unlucky outcomes, since Romeo and Juliet's affair ended tragically. Further, it may also connote that the lovers entered into their union without sufficient forethought or preparation, that they did not have adequate knowledge of each other, or that they were not thinking rationally (because they were being controlled by fate).

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In modern times, the term "star-crossed" is often unknowingly misused to mean lovers who are meant to be together. It means just the opposite--the stars (i.e. destiny or the heavens) have ruled ''against'' them, or "crossed" their plan--[[DontExplainTheJoke get it]]? Compare the word "[[http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=disaster disaster]]", which has the etymology "away; without" ("dis") + "star; planet" ("aster"). Then again, [[WhenThePlanetsAlign if the stars rule that much]], they probably decreed the love as well as the impossibility, making the stars capricious and cruel, cruel at the very least. It also refers to [[BecauseDestinySaysSo destiny]] and [[FateDrivesUsTogether the inevitability of the two characters' paths crossing each other]]. It usually, but not always, refers to unlucky outcomes, since Romeo and Juliet's affair ended tragically. Further, it may also connote that the lovers entered into their union without sufficient forethought or preparation, that they did not have adequate knowledge of each other, or that they were not thinking rationally (because they were being controlled by fate).
17th Mar '18 8:18:50 PM Monolaf317
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* ''WebAnimation/TheMostPopularGirlsInSchool'': Platonic[[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship (?)]] example between Trisha Cappelletti and Trisha 2; they developed a friendship despite being in feuding cheer squads.
13th Mar '18 10:46:04 AM SoSmol
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* Peter and Jason in ''Theatre/BareAPopOpera''. It is made especially clear these two are a parallel of ''Romeo and Juliet'' [[spoiler: when Jason ends his life by downing a lethal dose of GHB]].
12th Mar '18 7:26:52 PM nombretomado
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': The male and female Nidoran from the Orange Islands episode "Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?", an obvious ShoutOut to RomeoAndJuliet. As a bonus, they are named Tony and Maria after the protagonists of WestSideStory, a modern take on the original play.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'': The male and female Nidoran from the Orange Islands episode "Wherefore Art Thou, Pokémon?", an obvious ShoutOut to RomeoAndJuliet. ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet''. As a bonus, they are named Tony and Maria after the protagonists of WestSideStory, ''Theatre/WestSideStory'', a modern take on the original play.
10th Mar '18 7:34:38 AM Oecchi
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* In the WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies cartoon "WesternAnimation/MusicLand", there are two music-themed islands, the uppity Land of Symphony and the carefree Isle of Jazz. The rulers of these two islands, the cello queen of symphony and the saxophone king of jazz, are [[FeudingFamilies each disdainful of the other]]; [[SlobsVersusSnobs the king views classical music as highbrow and the queen sees jazz as lowbrow]]. However, their respective children, the saxophone prince and the cello princess have fallen in love with each other, which leads to the prince being imprisoned by the queen and eventually an all-out war breaking out between the two rival countries. But when their children are both in danger, the feud ends with them all saved and not only their children marrying, but also their respective parents, and a new bridge, the Bridge of Harmony, built to link the two islands together.

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* In the WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies cartoon "WesternAnimation/MusicLand", there are two music-themed islands, the uppity Land of Symphony and the carefree Isle of Jazz. The rulers of these two islands, the cello queen of symphony and the saxophone king of jazz, are [[FeudingFamilies each disdainful of the other]]; [[SlobsVersusSnobs the king views classical music as highbrow and the queen sees jazz as lowbrow]]. However, their respective children, the saxophone prince and the cello violin princess have fallen in love with each other, which leads to the prince being imprisoned by the queen and eventually an all-out war breaking out between the two rival countries. But when their children are both in danger, the feud ends with them all saved and not only their children marrying, but also their respective parents, and a new bridge, the Bridge of Harmony, built to link the two islands together.
9th Mar '18 4:03:07 AM jormis29
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* In the WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies cartoon "Music Land", there are two music-themed islands, the uppity Land of Symphony and the carefree Isle of Jazz. The rulers of these two islands, the cello queen of symphony and the saxophone king of jazz, are [[FeudingFamilies each disdainful of the other]]; [[SlobsVersusSnobs the king views classical music as highbrow and the queen sees jazz as lowbrow]]. However, their respective children, the saxophone prince and the cello princess have fallen in love with each other, which leads to the prince being imprisoned by the queen and eventually an all-out war breaking out between the two rival countries. But when their children are both in danger, the feud ends with them all saved and not only their children marrying, but also their respective parents, and a new bridge, the Bridge of Harmony, built to link the two islands together.

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* In the WesternAnimation/SillySymphonies cartoon "Music Land", "WesternAnimation/MusicLand", there are two music-themed islands, the uppity Land of Symphony and the carefree Isle of Jazz. The rulers of these two islands, the cello queen of symphony and the saxophone king of jazz, are [[FeudingFamilies each disdainful of the other]]; [[SlobsVersusSnobs the king views classical music as highbrow and the queen sees jazz as lowbrow]]. However, their respective children, the saxophone prince and the cello princess have fallen in love with each other, which leads to the prince being imprisoned by the queen and eventually an all-out war breaking out between the two rival countries. But when their children are both in danger, the feud ends with them all saved and not only their children marrying, but also their respective parents, and a new bridge, the Bridge of Harmony, built to link the two islands together.
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