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29th Sep '16 8:57:48 AM XanderVJ
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* This may have been the mentality behind the destruction of the SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane relationship in ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''. [[FlameBait Please refrain from adding further commentary on the subject.]]

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* This may have been was the mentality behind the destruction of the SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane relationship in ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''.''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''. We'll just say this is one of the most iconic and well-known examples in the entire genre. [[FlameBait Please refrain from adding further commentary on the subject.]]
6th Jul '16 1:32:37 AM Tron80
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* Superman's cousin ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' have never had a stable, long-lasting relationship. Her love interests usually are: cheaters; assholes; creeps; stalkers; manipulative bastards who are using her; or actual nice guys who break up with her and are put on a bus shortly after meeting her.

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* Superman's cousin ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' have has never had a stable, long-lasting relationship. Her love interests usually are: cheaters; assholes; creeps; stalkers; manipulative bastards who are using her; or actual nice guys who break up with her and are put on a bus shortly after meeting her.
6th Jul '16 1:31:37 AM Tron80
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* UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Superman stories ran on this.

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* UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Superman Franchise/{{Superman}} stories ran on this.



* Superman's cousin ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' have never had a stable, long-lasting relationship. Her love interests usually are: cheaters; assholes; creeps; stalkers; manipulative bastards who are using her; or actual nice guys who break up with her and are put on a bus shortly after meeting her.



* [[Comicbook/XMen Cyclops]] married Madelyne Pryor, only to abandon her and become widowed soon after. He then married Jean Grey who is currently dead.

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* [[Comicbook/XMen Cyclops]] ''Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}'' married Madelyne Pryor, only to abandon her and become widowed their marriage went down the toilet and he became a widower soon after. He then married Jean Grey who is currently dead.



* Donna Troy's husband and child were murdered in a car wreck, arguably for this trope to be justified.

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* ''[[Comicbook/WonderGirl Donna Troy's Troy]]'''s husband and child were murdered in a car wreck, arguably for this trope to be justified.



* [[TheFlash Barry Allen]] had his marriage to Iris West undone as part of the {{ComicBook/New 52}} reboot, with the fact that it would open up more story possibilities cited as the main reason by [=DC=]. [[spoiler:He is now with Patty Spivot]]. An unfortunate consequence is the removal of fan-favorite character Bart Allen in favor of his DarkerAndEdgier counterpart Bar Torr.
** Wally had his marriage undone by [[RetGone being removed from canon.]] Even when [[TheBusCameBack he returned]], the ContinuityReboot meant that [[TearJerker his wife doesn't recognize him]].

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* [[TheFlash [[Franchise/TheFlash Barry Allen]] had his marriage to Iris West undone as part of the {{ComicBook/New 52}} reboot, with the fact that it would open up more story possibilities cited as the main reason by [=DC=]. [[spoiler:He is now with Patty Spivot]]. An unfortunate consequence is the removal of fan-favorite character Bart Allen in favor of his DarkerAndEdgier counterpart Bar Torr.
** Wally had his marriage undone by [[RetGone being removed from canon.]] Even when [[TheBusCameBack he returned]], the ContinuityReboot meant that [[TearJerker his wife doesn't recognize him]].him.
28th Jun '16 1:47:27 AM katrynn
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*** [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzagged]] later: in {{ComicBook/New 52}} universe reboot. [[spoiler: First, said reboot sent Superman back to unmarried status. Then, the situation came back to normal (married to Lois with a son as a bonus in ''Rebirth'')]].

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*** [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzagged]] later: in {{ComicBook/New 52}} universe reboot. reboot, [[spoiler: First, because first, said reboot sent Superman back to unmarried status. Then, the situation came back to normal (married to Lois with a son as a bonus in ''Rebirth'')]].
28th Jun '16 1:46:35 AM katrynn
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*** Undone by {{ComicBook/New 52}} universe reboot. [[spoiler: Said reboot sent Superman back to unmarried status]].

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*** Undone by [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzagged]] later: in {{ComicBook/New 52}} universe reboot. [[spoiler: Said First, said reboot sent Superman back to unmarried status]].status. Then, the situation came back to normal (married to Lois with a son as a bonus in ''Rebirth'')]].
22nd Jun '16 12:44:15 AM troodos
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* During the original run of ''Series/DoctorWho'', this trope generally applied to the Doctor (and to most of the other characters too, as per Creator/TheBBC's policy of "[[NoHuggingNoKissing no hanky-panky in the TARDIS]]").

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* During the original run of ''Series/DoctorWho'', this trope generally applied to the Doctor (and to most of the other characters too, as per Creator/TheBBC's policy of "[[NoHuggingNoKissing no hanky-panky in the TARDIS]]").TARDIS]]").
* ComicBook/DCRebirth lampshades and deconstructs this, calling out the New 52 on the throwing out of old relationships and marriages. It begins steps towards mending this by having ComicBook/{{Aquaman}} propose to his pre-Flashpoint wife Mera, and bringing [[ComicBook/GreenArrow Oliver Queen]] and [[ComicBook/BlackCanary Dinah Lance]] back together. Also, the (married) Pre-Flashpoint Superman is now the main one.
22nd Jun '16 12:40:50 AM troodos
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* [[TheFlash Barry Allen]] had his marriage to Iris West undone as part of the {{ComicBook/New 52}} reboot, with the fact that it would open up more story possibilities cited as the main reason by [=DC=]. [[spoiler:He is now with Patty Spivot]].
** Wally had his marriage undone by [[RetGone being removed from canon.]]

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* [[TheFlash Barry Allen]] had his marriage to Iris West undone as part of the {{ComicBook/New 52}} reboot, with the fact that it would open up more story possibilities cited as the main reason by [=DC=]. [[spoiler:He is now with Patty Spivot]].
Spivot]]. An unfortunate consequence is the removal of fan-favorite character Bart Allen in favor of his DarkerAndEdgier counterpart Bar Torr.
** Wally had his marriage undone by [[RetGone being removed from canon.]]]] Even when [[TheBusCameBack he returned]], the ContinuityReboot meant that [[TearJerker his wife doesn't recognize him]].
22nd Jun '16 12:39:04 AM troodos
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** Most attempts to give Cassandra Cain a love interest failed miserably, and usually resulted in said love interest being killed off. Given her bad luck (and some would argue [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys bad taste]]) with men, it's no surprise that most {{Shipping}} involving her is centered around her female friends.
10th Jan '16 7:57:04 PM trademark
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** Played straight with Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters, their marriage was undone by having Alicia [[{{Retcon}} Retconned]] to be a Skrull spy.

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** Played straight with Ben Grimm Johnny Storm and Alicia Masters, their marriage was undone by having Alicia [[{{Retcon}} Retconned]] to be a Skrull spy.
25th Dec '15 7:52:01 PM nombretomado
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* The SilverAge Superman stories ran on this.

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* The SilverAge UsefulNotes/{{The Silver Age|of Comic Books}} Superman stories ran on this.
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