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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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[[folder:Real Life]]
* 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.
4th May '15 8:16:01 AM RainFairy
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* In ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'', Romeo was supposed to take his arranged girlfriend Hermione out for Lovers's Day. He ends up meeting up with Juliet instead and, since they're already in love with each other but can't exactly own up to it [[FeudingFamilies for obvious reasons]], he first chases after her and then gives her a BigDamnKiss to let their feelings officially be known. In the meantime, poor Hermione is left out in the cold, and later [[BigBad Romeo's father Laertes]] gets '''PISSED OFF''' at him.

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* In ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'', Romeo was supposed to take his arranged girlfriend Hermione out for Lovers's Day. He ends up meeting up with spots Juliet instead and, since they're already in love with each other but can't exactly own up to it [[FeudingFamilies for obvious reasons]], he first chases after her and then gives her a BigDamnKiss to let their feelings officially be known. In the meantime, poor Hermione is left out in the cold, and later [[BigBad Romeo's father Laertes]] gets '''PISSED OFF''' at him.
4th May '15 8:15:24 AM RainFairy
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* In ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'', Romeo was supposed to take his arranged girlfriend Hermione out for Lovers's Day. He ends up meeting up with Juliet instead and, since they're already in love with each other but can't exactly own up to it [[FeudingFamilies for obvious reasons]], he first chases after her and then gives her a BigDamnKiss to let their feelings officially be known. In the meantime, poor Hermione is left out in the cold, and later [[BigBad Romeo's father Laertes]] gets '''PISSED OFF''' at him.
19th Mar '15 4:17:53 PM DStaal
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** To clarify: He shows up, and realizes that if he walks in she'll reconginze him as the guy who's putting her out of business. So instead he walks in and talks to her as if she got stood up, and he just saw her through the window.
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