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5th Apr '17 5:35:36 PM Malysano
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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' has the protagonist Issei unable to even think that the girls in his harem love him at all despite them doing all sorts of intimate things in front of him, short of actual sex, is because he still has the scars from his ex-girlfriend. Specifically, he ''got killed by his first girlfriend'' because said girlfriend was ''bored of him''.

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* ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'' has the protagonist Issei unable to even think that the girls in his harem love him at all despite them doing all sorts of intimate things in front of him, short of actual sex, is because he still has the scars from his ex-girlfriend. Specifically, he ''got killed by his first girlfriend'' because said girlfriend was ''bored of him''.him''.
**That's more than a little misleading. She killed him because he was a potential threat. The "bored of him" bit was just her being a bitch.
3rd Apr '17 2:48:31 PM margdean56
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* ''Literature/TrappedOnDraconica'': Rana's isolation seems from a bad experience with her FirstLove. Specfically, [[spoiler: Daniar accidentally stole her crush, Tyrone. In truth, Zarracka killed him because she failed to steal him from Daniar.]]
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', this is part of the reason that Karrin Murphy doesn't want to get together with main character Harry Dresden. She's been divorced twice (which is a big deal in an Irish-Catholic family like her's), and to make matters even MORE awkward, her second husband (who divorced her because he wanted a family, whereas Murphy didn't because she wanted to keep working as a police officer) later ended up marrying her little sister. As a result, she doesn't want a serious relationship with anyone, including Harry (and Harry doesn't want a casual one since he has abandonment issues, due to losing both his parents at a young age and not having a family for most of his life).

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* ''Literature/TrappedOnDraconica'': Rana's isolation seems stems from a bad experience with her FirstLove. Specfically, Specifically, [[spoiler: Daniar accidentally stole her crush, Tyrone. In truth, Zarracka killed him because she failed to steal him from Daniar.]]
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', this is part of the reason that Karrin Murphy doesn't want to get together with main character Harry Dresden. She's been divorced twice (which is a big deal in an Irish-Catholic family like her's), hers), and to make matters even MORE awkward, her second husband (who divorced her because he wanted a family, whereas Murphy didn't because she wanted to keep working as a police officer) later ended up marrying her little sister. As a result, she doesn't want a serious relationship with anyone, including Harry (and Harry doesn't want a casual one since he has abandonment issues, due to losing both his parents at a young age and not having a family for most of his life).



* In ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}'', Captain Wentworth can't get over an old heartbreak, but it complicates his relationship with the ''same woman''. After Anne Elliot broke their engagement, he spent eight years at sea in the Napoleonic Wars and winds up in her social circle by accident. His sister and brother-in-law are sure he's looking for a wife because he makes a lot of noise about wanting a woman of firm character and flirts with the Musgrove sisters, but in truth he's being passive-aggressive at Anne--he's still in love with her. (Fortunately for them both, she still loves him, and he gets over himself enough to rectify thing.)

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* In ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}'', Captain Wentworth can't get over an old heartbreak, but it complicates his relationship with the ''same woman''. After Anne Elliot broke their engagement, he spent eight years at sea in the Napoleonic Wars and winds up in her social circle by accident. His sister and brother-in-law are sure he's looking for a wife because he makes a lot of noise about wanting a woman of firm character and flirts with the Musgrove sisters, but in truth he's being passive-aggressive at Anne--he's still in love with her. (Fortunately for them both, she still loves him, and he gets over himself enough to rectify thing.things.)
30th Mar '17 6:59:05 PM eowynjedi
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* In ''Literature/{{Persuasion}}'', Captain Wentworth can't get over an old heartbreak, but it complicates his relationship with the ''same woman''. After Anne Elliot broke their engagement, he spent eight years at sea in the Napoleonic Wars and winds up in her social circle by accident. His sister and brother-in-law are sure he's looking for a wife because he makes a lot of noise about wanting a woman of firm character and flirts with the Musgrove sisters, but in truth he's being passive-aggressive at Anne--he's still in love with her. (Fortunately for them both, she still loves him, and he gets over himself enough to rectify thing.)
15th Mar '17 6:55:00 AM Nyame
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* ''FanFic/{{Sehnsucht}}'': [[spoiler:The only person Cervello Cynthia ever (romantically) loved was Daemon Spade, who was in love with her adoptive sister. Cynthia, out of respect for their relationship, never confessed her feelings, though it's implied that Daemon was aware of them and, to some extent, returned them. [[CynicismCatalyst Then Elena died]]. Daemon ''never'' got over it, and subsquently followed through with his canon betrayal, and in spite of everything, Cynthia loved him too much to punish him for it. The memories of this tragic relationship still haunt her reincarnation Reiki Noriko, which was only compounded by Mukuro's similarities to Daemon and Daemon's own appearance. As a result, she's shown little to no interest in romance in her second life]].
17th Feb '17 4:52:05 AM WillyFourEyes
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* ''Manga/TheWallflower'' - Sunako being cruelly rejected by her first love was what caused her to retreat to the darkness in the first place and is still one of the issues (though certainly not the only one) keeping her and Kyohei an AnchoredShip.

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* ''Manga/TheWallflower'' - ''Manga/TheWallflower'': Sunako being cruelly rejected by her first love was what caused her to retreat to the darkness in the first place and is still one of the issues (though certainly not the only one) keeping her and Kyohei an AnchoredShip.



* ''Manga/Evangelion303'': Discussed. In chapter 13 Asuka tries -and fails- to convince Shinji to break up arguing that he is attached to her because she is the first woman that he has ever been with, and men often become attached to their first sexual relationship.

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* Discussed in ''Manga/Evangelion303'': Discussed. In chapter 13 Asuka tries -and fails- to tries--and fails--to convince Shinji to break up arguing that he is attached to her because she is the first woman that he has ever been with, and men often become attached to their first sexual relationship.



** In chapter 6 Rei is trying to convince Shinji to get over his feelings towards Asuka and suggests him to talk to Kaji because the older man was in a relationship with Misato and she thinks he will make Shinji understanding he has to move on and forget about the past... not knowing Kaji ''never'' got over Misato.

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** In chapter 6 6, Rei is trying to convince Shinji to get over his feelings towards Asuka and suggests him to talk to Kaji because the older man was in a relationship with Misato and she thinks he will make Shinji understanding he has to move on and forget about the past... not knowing Kaji ''never'' got over Misato.



* Fanfic/HuntingTheUnicorn, being a DeconstructionFic of the ButNotTooGay portrayal of [[Series/{{Glee}} Kurt and Blaine]], uses this to [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] effect; Blaine lost his virginity at 16, when he believed [[spoiler: and tried to ''invoke'']] SexEqualsLove. He ended up getting strung along for weeks by a guy who ''didn't'' and had no intention of taking responsibility, leaving him terrified of either getting hurt again or accidentally doing the same thing to Kurt.
* Gwen from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' fanfic series [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3875254/1/Hero-High-Earth-style Hero High]] went out with the most popular guy in her school before the start of the series, where it turned out that "dating her for three days" was the cost of a bet he and his friends did. Naturally Gwen is skeptical pretty much every step when a handsome and extremely rich guy shows interest in her.

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* Fanfic/HuntingTheUnicorn, ''Fanfic/HuntingTheUnicorn'', being a DeconstructionFic of the ButNotTooGay portrayal of [[Series/{{Glee}} Kurt and Blaine]], uses this to [[TearJerker heartbreaking]] effect; Blaine lost his virginity at 16, when he believed [[spoiler: and tried to ''invoke'']] SexEqualsLove. He ended up getting strung along for weeks by a guy who ''didn't'' and had no intention of taking responsibility, leaving him terrified of either getting hurt again or accidentally doing the same thing to Kurt.
* Gwen from the ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' fanfic series [[http://www.''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/3875254/1/Hero-High-Earth-style Hero High]] High]]'' went out with the most popular guy in her school before the start of the series, where it turned out that "dating her for three days" was the cost of a bet he and his friends did. Naturally Gwen is skeptical pretty much every step when a handsome and extremely rich guy shows interest in her.



* In PostMULifeScream, Terry Perry has this problem. As it turns out, [[spoiler: he was head over heels for an AlphaBitch in high school who ultimately wasn't content with just breaking his heart but gleefully shredded not only his social life but his brother's as well so thoroughly the twins had to change school.]] Needless to say, he's slow to warm up to girls in general and romance isn't remotely on his radar.

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* In PostMULifeScream, ''Fanfic/PostMULifeScream'', Terry Perry has this problem. As it turns out, [[spoiler: he was head over heels for an AlphaBitch in high school who ultimately wasn't content with just breaking his heart but gleefully shredded not only his social life but his brother's as well so thoroughly the twins had to change school.]] Needless to say, he's slow to warm up to girls in general and romance isn't remotely on his radar.



* In the MeatLoaf song "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" the singer laments that he can't love another girl (no matter how much he needs and wants her) because his last girlfriend broke his heart irreparably.

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* In the MeatLoaf Music/MeatLoaf song "Two Out of Three Ain't Bad" the singer laments that he can't love another girl (no matter how much he needs and wants her) because his last girlfriend broke his heart irreparably.
4th Nov '16 5:28:02 PM TSBasilisk
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* Rudeus of ''LightNovel/MushokuTensei'' is devastated when [[spoiler:Eris]] [[NotStayingForBreakfast disappears after their first night together]], leaving a vaguely-worded note. Thinking he was somehow inadequate, for several years he's [[TheLoinsSleepTonight unable to feel aroused]] and it interferes with his next relationship.
30th Oct '16 3:36:50 PM nombretomado
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* In ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar The Last Herald-Mage]]'' Herald Vanyel never gets over the suicide of his first love, Tylendel. When he finally loves again, his beloved Stefen turns out to be 'Lendel reincarnated, though neither of them realize it at first.

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* In ''[[HeraldsOfValdemar ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar The Last Herald-Mage]]'' Herald Vanyel never gets over the suicide of his first love, Tylendel. When he finally loves again, his beloved Stefen turns out to be 'Lendel reincarnated, though neither of them realize it at first.
19th Oct '16 5:59:47 PM Eievie
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But there's someone who's torn it apart..."''

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But there's someone who's torn it apart..."''apart…"''



AliceAndBob have been growing closer and closer, possibly leading up to a RelationshipUpgrade...only there's a problem: [[WrongGuyFirst Alice's ex, Charlie]]. No, it's not that Alice is still in love with Charlie, it's that the fallout from her relationship with Charlie has left her with [[BrokenBird serious emotional baggage]] that must be worked out before [[SecondLove any new relationship]] can succeed. Can also happen when Charlie is dead and Alice still has grief issues to work out. Will often culminate in an EpiphanyTherapy session between Alice and Bob, where Alice spills all her baggage.

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AliceAndBob have been growing closer and closer, possibly leading up to a RelationshipUpgrade...RelationshipUpgrade… only there's a problem: [[WrongGuyFirst Alice's ex, Charlie]]. No, it's not that Alice is still in love with Charlie, it's that the fallout from her relationship with Charlie has left her with [[BrokenBird serious emotional baggage]] that must be worked out before [[SecondLove any new relationship]] can succeed. Can also happen when Charlie is dead and Alice still has grief issues to work out. Will often culminate in an EpiphanyTherapy session between Alice and Bob, where Alice spills all her baggage.



* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' - Hatori's past relationship with Kana has this effect on him, and oddly enough, somewhat on Mayuko, his new flame, as well; she was Kana's best friend and clearly a ShipperOnDeck, even though [[MatchmakerCrush she was in love with Hatori the whole time]], and thus she feels that she'd be betraying Kana if she got together with him.
* Manga/InuYasha's past relationship with Kikyo causes this between him and [[ReincarnationRomance Kagome]]...at least early on. When Kikyo is [[CameBackWrong resurrected]] it becomes a whole new [[LoveTriangle can of worms]]. [[spoiler: Inuyasha and Kagome eventually get together only after Kikyo wants Inuyasha to live on after she is able to die peacefully and she acknowledges Kagome as her successor.]] A large portion of the series is devoted to Kagome coming to terms with Inuyasha never being able to get over Kikyo and her own jealousy towards their unbreakable bond. Apart from Inuyasha and Kikyo being deeply in love, it doesn't help that they were almost married but tricked into betraying each other and Kikyo lived an incredibly tragic life (''and'' afterlife).

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* ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' - ''Manga/FruitsBasket'': Hatori's past relationship with Kana has this effect on him, and oddly enough, somewhat on Mayuko, his new flame, as well; she was Kana's best friend and clearly a ShipperOnDeck, even though [[MatchmakerCrush she was in love with Hatori the whole time]], and thus she feels that she'd be betraying Kana if she got together with him.
* Manga/InuYasha's past relationship with Kikyo causes this between him and [[ReincarnationRomance Kagome]]...Kagome]]… at least early on. When Kikyo is [[CameBackWrong resurrected]] it becomes a whole new [[LoveTriangle can of worms]]. [[spoiler: Inuyasha and Kagome eventually get together only after Kikyo wants Inuyasha to live on after she is able to die peacefully and she acknowledges Kagome as her successor.]] A large portion of the series is devoted to Kagome coming to terms with Inuyasha never being able to get over Kikyo and her own jealousy towards their unbreakable bond. Apart from Inuyasha and Kikyo being deeply in love, it doesn't help that they were almost married but tricked into betraying each other and Kikyo lived an incredibly tragic life (''and'' afterlife).
2nd Oct '16 3:30:11 PM StFan
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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Discussed. In chapter 13 Asuka tries -and fails- to convince Shinji to break up arguing that he is attached to her because she is the first woman that he has ever been with, and men often become attached to their first sexual relationship.

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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': ''Manga/Evangelion303'': Discussed. In chapter 13 Asuka tries -and fails- to convince Shinji to break up arguing that he is attached to her because she is the first woman that he has ever been with, and men often become attached to their first sexual relationship.



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* The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] is the song by Cat Stevens, [[CoveredUp which has been covered]] by P.P. Arnold, Keith Hampshire, Music/RodStewart, and Sheryl Crow, describing just this kind of situation.

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* The [[TropeNamers Trope Namer]] {{Trope Namer|s}} is the song by Cat Stevens, [[CoveredUp which has been covered]] by P.P. Arnold, Keith Hampshire, Music/RodStewart, and Sheryl Crow, describing just this kind of situation.



-->''But I'm growing wary of this game''
-->''It's not easy to forget the past when we're close''
-->''The person who stole my passion in the past''
-->''did also romantically promised me''

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-->''But I'm growing wary of this game''
-->''It's
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It's
not easy to forget the past when we're close''
-->''The
close\\
The
person who stole my passion in the past''
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also romantically promised me''



--> ''If you fuck me over, 'cause if I get burnt I'ma show ya''
--> ''What it's like to hurt, 'cause I've been treated like dirt before ya''

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--> ''If -->''If you fuck me over, 'cause if I get burnt I'ma show ya''
--> ''What
ya\\
What
it's like to hurt, 'cause I've been treated like dirt before ya''



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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', Clarke briefly returns Lexa's kiss, but says she's not ready to be involved with anyone yet, since her last romantic partner [[spoiler:died at her hands not too long ago]].
* On ''ChoujinSentaiJetman'', Ryu was so broken up over losing Rie, that he kept burying himself in his work as a Jetman, ignoring Kaori's advances, when Rie was revealed to be brainwashed into becoming Maria, it got way worse.

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* On ''Series/{{The 100}}'', ''Series/The100'', Clarke briefly returns Lexa's kiss, but says she's not ready to be involved with anyone yet, since her last romantic partner [[spoiler:died at her hands not too long ago]].
* On ''ChoujinSentaiJetman'', ''Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman'', Ryu was so broken up over losing Rie, that he kept burying himself in his work as a Jetman, ignoring Kaori's advances, when Rie was revealed to be brainwashed into becoming Maria, it got way worse.
worse.



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* Used with irony in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG''. After Amanda, Rex's first love, was thought to be killed by Fogel, Rex was left so distraught by the experience that he rebuffed the affections of another... only to later realize that the one he was rebuffing was actually a very-alive Amanda!
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* Used with irony in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG''. After Amanda, Rex's first love, was thought to be killed by Fogel, Rex was left so distraught by the experience that he rebuffed the affections of another... only to later realize that the one he was rebuffing was actually a very-alive Amanda!
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* ''Webcomic/MegaTokyo'' - Erika's past with Hitoshi made her the BrokenBird she is today, and caused serious problems when she and Largo began to strike up a relationship.

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Erika's past with Hitoshi made her the BrokenBird she is today, and caused serious problems when she and Largo began to strike up a relationship.






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* Used with irony in ''Roleplay/DinoAttackRPG''. After Amanda, Rex's first love, was thought to be killed by Fogel, Rex was left so distraught by the experience that he rebuffed the affections of another... only to later realize that the one he was rebuffing was actually a very-alive Amanda!
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6th Sep '16 6:52:46 PM ladyofthelibrary
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* In PostMULifeScream, Terry Perry has this problem. As it turns out, [[spoiler: he was head over heels for an AlphaBitch in high school who ultimately wasn't content with just breaking his heart but gleefully shredded not only his social life but his brother's as well so thoroughly the twins had to change school.]] Needless to say, he's slow to warm up to girls in general and romance isn't remotely on his radar.
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