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16th Jun '16 1:19:11 PM germanlureag
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* This is the case with earlier Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon movies, particularly ones like ''Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'', ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' and ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''. It can be chalked up to Disney trying to keep to the source material, which in those cases were mostly fairy tales meant to teach morality and not build a believable love story. Later movies fix this, by giving the couples more interaction and personalities beyond "She's the girl of my dreams!"

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* This is the case with earlier Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon movies, particularly ones like ''Disney/{{Snow White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}}'', ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' and ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}''. It can be chalked up to Disney trying to keep to the source material, which in those cases were mostly fairy tales meant to teach morality and not build a believable love story. Later movies fix this, by giving the couples more interaction and personalities beyond "She's the girl of my dreams!"dreams!". Even {{TheLittleMermaid}} the relationship of Ariel and Eric, despite being more developed than the above mentioned, they do not happen to know more than 3 days, and she could not speak, having a wedding after that within 3 days.
11th Jun '16 6:22:46 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfFriendship'', one common complaint is that Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash's romance came out of nowhere. This got an Author's Saving Throw where it's stated they got together quickly when NightMare Moon's reign started, and they decide to cancel their wedding.

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* In ''Fanfic/TheElementsOfFriendship'', one common complaint is that Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash's romance came out of nowhere. This got an Author's Saving Throw where it's stated they got together quickly when NightMare [=NightMare=] Moon's reign started, and they decide to cancel their wedding.
2nd Jun '16 12:42:49 AM Hanz
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** ''Videogame/BeyondTwoSouls'' generally tries to push Jodie with her CIA handler Ryan Clayton. Most notable is how the game goes from the first time they meet, in which he's incredibly insensitive towards her and basically forces her into the CIA to a scene taking place roughly more than a year later, where Jodie states that she's in love with him. Similarly, it's possible for Jodie to end up in a romance with Jay in the ending despite only knowing him for about two days. This becomes PARTICULARLY annoying if you've shut down Ryan at every opportunity and [[spoiler:chose to die]]. Jodie will STILL act like she has feelings for him.

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** ''Videogame/BeyondTwoSouls'' generally tries to push Jodie with her CIA handler Ryan Clayton.Clayton no matter the decisions you have her make. Most notable is how the game goes from the first time they meet, in which he's incredibly insensitive towards her and basically forces her into the CIA to a scene taking place roughly more than a year later, where Jodie states that she's in love with him. Similarly, it's possible for Jodie to end up in a romance with Jay in the ending despite only knowing him for about two days. This becomes PARTICULARLY annoying if you've shut down Ryan at every opportunity and [[spoiler:chose to die]]. Jodie will STILL act like she has feelings for him.
26th May '16 3:34:49 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/ResidentEvilCodeVeronica'' has Claire and Steve, both which were prisoners on Rockfort Island. Their first encounter has Claire pointing a gun at Steve due to him mistaking her for a zombie and shooting at her, causing her to angrily scoff at his apology. As the story progresses, it's clear that Steve starts developing a crush on Claire and even makes a few passes towards her, but she brushes it off and seems to view him as nothing more than a new friend once she warms up to him. Near the end of the game, Steve gets captured, transforms into a monster, and nearly kills Claire until his humanity wins through, though Alexia fatally wounds him. Steve apologizes for the trouble he put Claire through and then dies, causing Claire to bawl her eyes out over a young man that she didn't seem to care too much about for most of the game.
18th May '16 3:24:05 PM nombretomado
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* One recurring criticism of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' was the kiss between [[spoiler:Steve and Sharon]]. It's generally agreed by fans that their relationship has been badly handled by the writers, and their sudden RelationshipUpgrade mid-movie did nothing to win over even those viewers who are still hoping to see them together. Between [[spoiler:Sharon]] being DemotedToExtra in her one previous appearance in the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], hence the build-up to their relationship being basically nonexistent aside from one vaguely flirtatious comment; and the fact that [[spoiler:Steve]] had learned only a few days before of the death of the previous love of his life - [[spoiler:Peggy]], who let's not forget was [[spoiler:Sharon's [[{{Squick}} close relative]]]] - it was a pretty unpopular move. Many comments are to the effect that it seemed tacked on just to get their relationship in the movies up to speed with the source comics, regardless of whether the timing was appropriate or whether [[spoiler:Sharon's]] character had been developed well enough up to that point.

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* One recurring criticism of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' was the kiss between [[spoiler:Steve and Sharon]]. It's generally agreed by fans that their relationship has been badly handled by the writers, and their sudden RelationshipUpgrade mid-movie did nothing to win over even those viewers who are still hoping to see them together. Between [[spoiler:Sharon]] being DemotedToExtra in her one previous appearance in the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], hence the build-up to their relationship being basically nonexistent aside from one vaguely flirtatious comment; and the fact that [[spoiler:Steve]] had learned only a few days before of the death of the previous love of his life - [[spoiler:Peggy]], who let's not forget was [[spoiler:Sharon's [[{{Squick}} close relative]]]] - it was a pretty unpopular move. Many comments are to the effect that it seemed tacked on just to get their relationship in the movies up to speed with the source comics, regardless of whether the timing was appropriate or whether [[spoiler:Sharon's]] character had been developed well enough up to that point.
17th May '16 10:28:26 PM MJTR
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* In ''FanFic/AngelOfTheBat'', protagonist Cassandra Cain is only shown to be with her girlfriend Sadie (who had only had a few scenes beforehand) in the epilogue. WordOfGod is it's still early in their relationship and it's just puppy love, which works... Until the story's second epilogue that shows them getting engaged two years offscreen later. The writer admitted its canon status was sketchy and he mostly just wanted to celebrate the ban on same-sex marriage being unconstitutional. Despite all that, a later fic in the same universe do depict them happily married without much said about hiw they got there.
14th May '16 5:03:31 PM hiphiphu
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** Season One's Laurel/Oliver was the biggest case: You see Oliver hopelessly pining for her in the island flashbacks and in present day is desperate to make amends for his past mistakes and brushes off everyone else's needs whenever Laurel needs him. However given he cheated on Laurel with her now-deceased sister, Laurel hates him in present day, they fight bitterly whenever they see other, seemingly have nothing in common except a toxic past relationship and you never see any positive moments of their past relationship, it's hard to believe they'd ever want to be around each other or that Oliver's attraction to her is driven by anything but guilt.

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** Season One's Laurel/Oliver was the biggest case: You see Oliver hopelessly pining for her in the island flashbacks and in present day is desperate to make amends for his past mistakes and brushes off everyone else's needs whenever Laurel needs him. However given he cheated on Laurel with her now-deceased sister, Laurel hates him in present day, they fight bitterly whenever they see other, seemingly have nothing in common except a toxic past relationship other and you never see any positive moments of their past relationship, it's hard to believe they'd ever want to be around each other or that Oliver's attraction to her is driven by anything but guilt.
14th May '16 5:01:57 PM hiphiphu
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** Season One's Laurel/Oliver was the biggest case: We see Oliver hopelessly pining for her in the island flashbacks and in present day is desperate to make amends and frequently brushes off everyone else's needs to save Laurel. However given the first thing we learn is he cheated on her with Laurel's sister, she seems to hate him in present day and they have nothing in common except a toxic past

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** Season One's Laurel/Oliver was the biggest case: We You see Oliver hopelessly pining for her in the island flashbacks and in present day is desperate to make amends for his past mistakes and frequently brushes off everyone else's needs to save Laurel. whenever Laurel needs him. However given the first thing we learn is he cheated on her Laurel with Laurel's her now-deceased sister, she seems to hate Laurel hates him in present day and day, they fight bitterly whenever they see other, seemingly have nothing in common except a toxic past relationship and you never see any positive moments of their past relationship, it's hard to believe they'd ever want to be around each other or that Oliver's attraction to her is driven by anything but guilt.
14th May '16 4:51:36 PM hiphiphu
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** Season two is generally considered the best season, but it does have one glaring issue, with the StartOfDarkness given for [[{{Deathstroke}} Slade Wilson]] caused by the loss of the woman he loved, Shado. Except, despite knowing Shado for several months and regularly interacting with her, we never actually see the two bond in any real romantic way. Slade regularly hits on her and makes several flirty comments, but he seemed to be going out of his way to support her relationship with Oliver. Then, when he's dying, Slade confesses to being in love with her...despite it indicating that he was HappilyMarried to another woman back home, and Shado being nearly half his age. It seems the only reason he even fell for her was because she was the only woman on the island.
** Felicity and Oliver are an interesting case. They knew each other for some time prior, and were close enough that they were a FanPreferredCouple, but during Season 1 there wasn't any canon hint of any romantic feelings between them. Then comes Season 2, and almost everyone who talks to Felicity feels the need to bring up how obviously she's in love with Oliver (the only exceptions being Diggle and Sara), even characters like Moira, who has ''never'' seen the two interact on-screen, making one wonder where this idea came from. Then at the end of the season and start of the second, its revealed Oliver feels the same way...despite again, never showing any romantic feelings for her, and being romantically connected to Laurel and Sara previously (the former of whom he spent 5 years pining for, the latter he'd gotten serious enough to ask her to move in despite his previous commitment issues).

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** Season two One's Laurel/Oliver was the biggest case: We see Oliver hopelessly pining for her in the island flashbacks and in present day is desperate to make amends and frequently brushes off everyone else's needs to save Laurel. However given the first thing we learn is he cheated on her with Laurel's sister, she seems to hate him in present day and they have nothing in common except a toxic past
** Season Two
is generally considered the best season, but it does have one glaring issue, with the StartOfDarkness given for [[{{Deathstroke}} Slade Wilson]] caused by the loss of the woman he loved, Shado. Except, despite knowing Shado for several months and regularly interacting with her, we never actually see the two bond in any real romantic way. Slade regularly hits on her and makes several flirty comments, but he seemed to be going out of his way to support her relationship with Oliver. Then, when he's dying, Slade confesses to being in love with her...despite it indicating that he was HappilyMarried to another woman back home, and Shado being nearly half his age. It seems the only reason he even fell for her was because she was the only woman on the island.
** Felicity and Oliver are an interesting case. They knew each other for some time prior, forged a very strong partnership and friendship, and were close enough that they were a FanPreferredCouple, but during FanPreferredCouple. During Season 1 Felicity was clearly physically attracted to Oliver and frequently dropped accidental sexual innuendos around him but there weren't hints of deep romantic feelings. Come Season 2, they get a fair amount of shippy moments with regular NoSenseOfPersonalSpace, [[{{LongingLook}} LongingLooks]], jealousy on both sides (when Isabel/Sara and Barry show up respectively), Oliver telling Felicity he couldn't be with anyone because of his dangerous life and several characters bringing up how Felicity obviously likes Oliver. However there wasn't any canon hint of any romantic exploration into how deep these feelings between them. Then comes Season 2, were and almost everyone who talks to Felicity feels the need to bring up how obviously she's in love with whether they would genuinely consider a relationship, and Oliver (the only exceptions being Diggle and Sara), even characters like Moira, who has ''never'' seen dated Sara for the two interact on-screen, making one wonder where this idea came from. Then second half of the season. But at the end of Season 2 and the season and start beginning of the second, its revealed Season 3 Oliver feels the same way...despite again, never showing any romantic is completely in love with Felicity and wants it all with her, even though his feelings for her, and being romantically connected to Laurel and Sara previously (the former of whom he spent 5 years pining for, were always more ambiguous. Although the latter he'd gotten serious enough groundwork was there, the writers skipped a few steps to ask her lead up to move in despite his previous commitment issues).the RelationshipUpgrade.
10th May '16 9:54:29 AM AsForMyHandle
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* One recurring criticism of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' was the kiss between [[spoiler:Steve and Sharon]]. It's generally agreed by fans that their relationship has been badly handled by the writers, and their sudden RelationshipUpgrade mid-movie did nothing to win over even those viewers who are still hoping to see them together. Between [[spoiler:Sharon]] being DemotedToExtra in her one previous appearance in the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], hence the build-up to their relationship being basically nonexistent aside from one vaguely flirtatious comment; and the fact that [[spoiler:Steve]] had learned only a few days before of the death of the previous love of his life - [[spoiler:Peggy]], who let's not forget was [[spoiler:Sharon's [[{{Squick}} close relative]]]] - it was a pretty unpopular move. Many comments are to the effect that it seemed tacked on just to get their relationship in the movies up to speed with the source comics, regardless of whether the timing was appropriate or whether [[spoiler:Sharon's]] character had been developed well enough up to that point.



* One recurring criticism of ''Film/CaptainAmericaCivilWar'' was the kiss between [[spoiler:Steve and Sharon]]. It's generally agreed by fans that their relationship has been badly handled by the writers, and their sudden RelationshipUpgrade mid-movie did nothing to win over even those viewers who are still hoping to see them together. Between [[spoiler:Sharon]] being DemotedToExtra in her one previous appearance in the [[MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]], hence the build-up to their relationship being basically nonexistent aside from one vaguely flirtatious comment; and the fact that [[spoiler:Steve]] had learned only a few days before of the death of the previous love of his life - [[spoiler:Peggy]], who let's not forget was [[spoiler:Sharon's [[{{Squick}} close relative]]]] - it was a pretty unpopular move. Many comments are to the effect that it seemed tacked on just to get their relationship in the movies up to speed with the source comics, regardless of whether the timing was appropriate or whether [[spoiler:Sharon's]] character had been developed well enough up to that point.
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