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30th Nov '16 6:49:28 PM Luigifan
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* Hiro in ''[[VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo Ef- A Tale of Memories]]'' tells his would be girlfriend Miyako he'll meet her at the fountain. In a classic twist, his other potential love interest Kei gets a serious injury in her leg and Hiro accompanies her to the clinic. Miyako is so distressed that she waits for hours and leaves a series of 99 (!) increasingly distressed messages on his phone, which he doesn't have with him. (To be fair to Miyako, she's got HUGE emotional issues from ''before'' she met Hiro [[spoiler: due to her parents's horrible divorce and her subsequent ParentalAbandonment]]) [[KickTheDog Kei finds said phone and deletes them before he can even check]], [[GreenEyedMonster out of pure jealousy]].
* [[TearJerker A particularly tragic version]] occurs in ''Manga/OutlawStar''. Jim sets up a date with Hanyou, a nice girl that he meets... [[spoiler: and then kills in a space battle without even knowing it. Neither was aware that the other was aboard the ship that they were fighting and both wanted to hurry up and win so that they could make the date.]] In the end Jim shows up on time and when Hanyou doesn't he thinks that he's been stood up.

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* Hiro in ''[[VisualNovel/EfAFairyTaleOfTheTwo Ef- A Tale of Memories]]'' tells his would be girlfriend Miyako he'll meet her at the fountain. In a classic twist, his other potential love interest Kei gets a serious injury in her leg and Hiro accompanies her to the clinic. Miyako is so distressed that she waits for hours and leaves a series of 99 (!) increasingly distressed messages on his phone, which he doesn't have with him. (To be fair to Miyako, she's got HUGE emotional issues from ''before'' she met Hiro [[spoiler: due [[spoiler:due to her parents's horrible divorce and her subsequent ParentalAbandonment]]) ParentalAbandonment]].) [[KickTheDog Kei finds said phone and deletes them before he can even check]], [[GreenEyedMonster out of pure jealousy]].
* [[TearJerker A particularly tragic version]] occurs in ''Manga/OutlawStar''. Jim sets up a date with Hanyou, a nice girl that he meets... [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and then kills in a space battle without even knowing it. Neither was aware that the other was aboard the ship that they were fighting and both wanted to hurry up and win so that they could make the date.]] In the end end, Jim shows up on time time, and when Hanyou doesn't doesn't, he thinks that he's been stood up.



* In ''[[{Franchise/{Naruto}} The Mating Frenzy]]'', Naruto is given a letter "from Hinata" (long story) inviting him for sex. He doesn't know where she lives, and, being Naruto, doesn't think to check the return address. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke She has a huge crush on him.]]]] She gets stood up. [[spoiler:[[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale She rapes him in his sleep.]]]] It's a long story.

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* In ''[[{Franchise/{Naruto}} ''[[Franchise/{{Naruto}} The Mating Frenzy]]'', Naruto is given a letter "from Hinata" (long story) inviting him for sex. He doesn't know where she lives, and, being Naruto, doesn't think to check the return address. [[spoiler:[[DontExplainTheJoke She has a huge crush on him.]]]] She gets stood up. [[spoiler:[[DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnMale She rapes him in his sleep.]]]] It's a long story.



* In ''Film/GhostRider'' it happened ''twice''!

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* In ''Film/GhostRider'' ''Film/GhostRider'', it happened ''twice''!



* In ''The Lake House'', there's the very special case of [[spoiler: Kate actually telling Alex not to come]], but she doesn't know it because [[spoiler: time travel is involved]].
* In ''Film/TheHeiress'', main character Catherine Sloper gets stood up by her fiancé Morris Townsend, who had promised to come for her in a carriage to elope at midnight. This is even worse because the decision to elope came right after a major falling out with her family (her father was convinced that Morris was just a GoldDigger and told that her the only reason anyone would want a PlainJane ShrinkingViolet her was because of her money) and she was convinced that Morris would care for her and love her in a way her father never did. Watching her break out in tears after the clock strikes 12 is truly heartbreaking.

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* In ''The Lake House'', there's the very special case of [[spoiler: Kate [[spoiler:Kate actually telling Alex not to come]], but she doesn't know it because [[spoiler: time [[spoiler:time travel is involved]].
* In ''Film/TheHeiress'', main character Catherine Sloper gets stood up by her fiancé Morris Townsend, who had promised to come for her in a carriage to elope at midnight. This is even worse because the decision to elope came right after a major falling out with her family (her father was convinced that Morris was just a GoldDigger and told that her the only reason anyone would want a PlainJane ShrinkingViolet her was because of her money) and she was convinced that Morris would care for her and love her in a way her father never did. Watching her break out in tears after the clock strikes 12 is truly heartbreaking.



* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Leafpool accidentally does this to Crowfeather - she'd promised to meet him, but then had to come desperately to [=RiverClan=]'s aid when Mothwing could not heal them alone.

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* In ''Literature/WarriorCats'', Leafpool accidentally does this to Crowfeather - -- she'd promised to meet him, but then had to come desperately to [=RiverClan=]'s aid when Mothwing could not heal them alone.



* Not actually romantic--[[{{Squick}} or at least, we hope not]]--but in an early episode of ''Series/{{Alias}}'', after Sydney finds out what her father Jack does for a living (he's a spy, like her), the two of them make a dinner date for the first time in many, many years. You see her waiting... and then he pulls up outside, outside her field of vision. You think, just for a second, that he's going to join her... and then he pulls out his phone and says he's working late. She accepts this quietly, then almost breaks down once he hangs up because she knows he's lying to her.

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* Not actually romantic--[[{{Squick}} romantic -- [[{{Squick}} or at least, we hope not]]--but not]] -- but in an early episode of ''Series/{{Alias}}'', after Sydney finds out what her father Jack does for a living (he's a spy, like her), the two of them make a dinner date for the first time in many, many years. You see her waiting... and then he pulls up outside, outside her field of vision. You think, just for a second, that he's going to join her... and then he pulls out his phone and says he's working late. She accepts this quietly, then almost breaks down once he hangs up because she knows he's lying to her.



** Actually, they didn't make her up - Joey and Phoebe wanted to set Ross and Rachel up with horrible dates to make them realize that they should be together, but Joey screws up by finding the perfect woman for Ross. So he calls it off with the girl, but leaves Ross to get stood up.

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** Actually, they didn't make her up - -- Joey and Phoebe wanted to set Ross and Rachel up with horrible dates to make them realize that they should be together, but Joey screws up by finding the perfect woman for Ross. So he calls it off with the girl, but leaves Ross to get stood up.
13th Oct '16 11:14:33 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/SkyHigh'': Will realizes he's started mistreating his original group of friends when his powers manifest and he's moved from SideKick to Hero. By way of making it up to childhood friend Layla, he invites her out for Chinese food. This is doubly significant because Layla has romantic feelings for Will, and Will hates Chinese food, but knows Layla loves it; so Will's truly trying to prove how sincerely sorry he is. Unfortunately, the AlphaBitch, Gwen, puts the moves on Will that afternoon and evening and he completely forgets about having promised to meet Layla for dinner. Layla is left to lean on the shoulder of busboy Warren Peace. On remembering, Will feels like a JerkAss, and Layla is understandably furious.

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* ''Film/SkyHigh'': ''Film/SkyHigh2005'': Will realizes he's started mistreating his original group of friends when his powers manifest and he's moved from SideKick to Hero. By way of making it up to childhood friend Layla, he invites her out for Chinese food. This is doubly significant because Layla has romantic feelings for Will, and Will hates Chinese food, but knows Layla loves it; so Will's truly trying to prove how sincerely sorry he is. Unfortunately, the AlphaBitch, Gwen, puts the moves on Will that afternoon and evening and he completely forgets about having promised to meet Layla for dinner. Layla is left to lean on the shoulder of busboy Warren Peace. On remembering, Will feels like a JerkAss, and Layla is understandably furious.
27th May '16 1:48:32 PM Assassin-sensei
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* This happens to Robin in ''VisualNovel/OneNightStand'', attempting to meet a guy over a dating app. This is also where the player character swings in, helping her as she feels down after being stood up.
31st Dec '15 5:20:16 PM butterflygrrl
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* The PlayerCharacter may end up standing up several love interests in ''VisualNovel/MagicalDiary'', intentionally or not. On your first 'date' with Damien, you have the option to ditch him and stay home to support a friend with family troubles instead. He takes it surprisingly well, telling you that he unexpectedly couldn't make it either. [[spoiler: Which is a lie. He's checking to see what the PC will do. If she keeps standing him up after that, he gets PISSED.]] Later in the game, you may end up missing your date with any other character if you were treasurer and [[spoiler: unexpectedly got married]] - most of them don't take it well.
19th Nov '15 2:48:42 PM LadyYuki
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* One manga-only story in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' involved a girl who had made plans to meet with her boyfriend on Christmas Eve, but then became ill and died. Unable to move on to the afterlife, she waited at the spot they had chosen to meet, only for him to never show up. [[spoiler:Turns out he was the kind of guy who would deliberately keep her waiting, taking advantage of the fact that she was always patient with him no matter how long the wait was. The day that she died, he'd made a bet with a buddy that she'd willingly wait ''five hours'' for him, and he was irritated when "she didn't show."]]

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* One manga-only story in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' involved a girl who had made plans to meet with her boyfriend on Christmas Eve, but then became ill and died. Unable to move on to the afterlife, she waited at the spot they had chosen to meet, and he finally shows up, [[spoiler: only for him to never show up. [[spoiler:Turns greet a new girlfriend. Turns out he was the kind of guy who would deliberately keep her waiting, taking advantage of the fact that she was always patient with him no matter how long the wait was. The day that she died, he'd made a bet with a buddy that she'd willingly wait ''five hours'' for him, and he was irritated when "she didn't show."]]
19th Nov '15 2:45:02 PM LadyYuki
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* One manga-only story in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' involved a girl who froze to death while waiting for her boyfriend to show up at the appointed place. It turned out the guy had deliberately chosen to not show up, and months later was completely unaware of the fact that the girl had died waiting for him.

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* One manga-only story in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' involved a girl who froze had made plans to death while waiting for meet with her boyfriend on Christmas Eve, but then became ill and died. Unable to show up move on to the afterlife, she waited at the appointed place. It turned spot they had chosen to meet, only for him to never show up. [[spoiler:Turns out he was the kind of guy had who would deliberately chosen to not show up, and months later was completely unaware keep her waiting, taking advantage of the fact that she was always patient with him no matter how long the girl had died waiting wait was. The day that she died, he'd made a bet with a buddy that she'd willingly wait ''five hours'' for him.him, and he was irritated when "she didn't show."]]
4th Oct '15 6:31:21 PM MrInitialMan
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* A case of this finally alerted the British government to the dangers of green wallpaper. Queen Victoria had a meeting with a diplomat, who didn't show. Naturally, she demanded that someone go to his room (which had fashionable green wallpaper) to fetch him whereupon it was discovered that the diplomat was seriously ill. After this, doctors' warnings about arsenic in the wallpaper could no longer be ignored.
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5th Aug '15 6:55:25 AM RainFairy
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* In ''VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'', [[PlayerCharacter you]] can pull this on the girls after they ask you for dates. Obviously, they'll get [[BerserkButton pretty upset at that]] -- this is specially true for [[spoiler: Miyuki Tanaka]], who will totally desert you if you miss your meeting.

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* In ''VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'', [[PlayerCharacter you]] the PlayerCharacter can pull this on the girls after they ask you him for dates. Obviously, they'll get [[BerserkButton pretty upset at that]] him]] -- this is specially true for [[spoiler: Miyuki Tanaka]], who will totally desert you if you miss your meeting.since ditching her means the chance to date her is now LostForever.
24th Jun '15 2:20:50 AM jormis29
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StoodUp is a [[LoveTropes Love Trope]] that extends over several genres. Two (or more) characters plan to get together but one of them never shows up. This is usually a romantic date (or one or both of the characters may hope it is) but it could involve a platonic couple or a [[DaddyDidntShow family]].

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StoodUp Stood Up is a [[LoveTropes Love Trope]] that extends over several genres. Two (or more) characters plan to get together but one of them never shows up. This is usually a romantic date (or one or both of the characters may hope it is) but it could involve a platonic couple or a [[DaddyDidntShow family]].



* ''Franchise/CodeGeass'' does a version of StoodUp that doesn't quite fit one of the examples above. Shirley, one of Lelouch's best friends who has a crush on him, invites him to a concert. When an important meeting for his LaResistance group comes up, he tries to phone her to apologize and not raise suspicions but she calls him first to say that she and her mother have to do something out in the country. When he finally shows up at the concert hall long after it's over, Shirley's standing alone in the rain and looking ''very'' tearful. He tries to apologize, but she interrupts to reveal that her father Joseph was killed by Zero (Lelouch's secret identity), and that "something out in the country" was identifying his corpse. Cue full-episode {{Angst}} for Lelouch. [[spoiler: And a full-blown BreakTheCutie for poor Shirley.]]

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* ''Franchise/CodeGeass'' does a version of StoodUp Stood Up that doesn't quite fit one of the examples above. Shirley, one of Lelouch's best friends who has a crush on him, invites him to a concert. When an important meeting for his LaResistance group comes up, he tries to phone her to apologize and not raise suspicions but she calls him first to say that she and her mother have to do something out in the country. When he finally shows up at the concert hall long after it's over, Shirley's standing alone in the rain and looking ''very'' tearful. He tries to apologize, but she interrupts to reveal that her father Joseph was killed by Zero (Lelouch's secret identity), and that "something out in the country" was identifying his corpse. Cue full-episode {{Angst}} for Lelouch. [[spoiler: And a full-blown BreakTheCutie for poor Shirley.]]
24th Jun '15 2:01:28 AM Odon
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* ''Film/GoodFellas''. Henry Hill stands up his future wife Karen on a second date (he was only invited to PairTheSpares the first time). When she turns up at his place and starts ripping into him for standing her up, Henry starts getting interested, and invites her out properly.
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