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9th Jun '17 9:14:27 PM nombretomado
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* Elizabeth Carson of the WhateleyUniverse has been married three times: two divorces and one husband killed by a supervillain. One of the divorces was apparently caused when one of their kids got superpowers and died from a burnout. She's single now, but has at least one (living) child and at least one granddaughter. (She's over seventy at the start of the series).

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* Elizabeth Carson of the WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse has been married three times: two divorces and one husband killed by a supervillain. One of the divorces was apparently caused when one of their kids got superpowers and died from a burnout. She's single now, but has at least one (living) child and at least one granddaughter. (She's over seventy at the start of the series).
19th Mar '17 4:44:30 PM marcoasalazarm
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* Elizabeth Carson of the WhateleyUniverse has been married three times: two divorces and one husband killed by a supervillain. One of the divorces was apparently caused when one of their kids got superpowers and died from a burnout. She's single now, but has at least one (living) child and at least one granddaughter. (She's over seventy at the start of the series.

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* Elizabeth Carson of the WhateleyUniverse has been married three times: two divorces and one husband killed by a supervillain. One of the divorces was apparently caused when one of their kids got superpowers and died from a burnout. She's single now, but has at least one (living) child and at least one granddaughter. (She's over seventy at the start of the series.series).



* [=DC=] wouldn't let [[ComicBook/BatWoman Kate Kane]] marry Maggie Sawyer and not because of their sexual orientation, due to an editorial mandate that their characters cannot be married or have happy personal lives in their New 52 continuity. It's one of the many issues of Williams III and Blackman had that made them decide to leave their run on the comic.

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* [=DC=] wouldn't let [[ComicBook/BatWoman Kate Kane]] marry Maggie Sawyer and not because of their sexual orientation, due to an editorial mandate that their characters cannot be married or have happy personal lives in their New 52 continuity. It's one of the many issues of Williams III and Blackman had that made them decide to leave their run on the comic.comic (and in a twist of irony, DC had to make this mandate public knowledge to stave off accusations of homophobia).
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.
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