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24th Jun '16 8:53:29 PM DoctorCooper
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Often used as a CynicismCatalyst. Done poorly, can result in StalkerWithACrush tendencies. This old love may not hold up if a ManicPixieDreamGirl appears. AntagonistInMourning is the villainous example.

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Often used as a CynicismCatalyst. Done poorly, can result in StalkerWithACrush tendencies. This old love may not hold up if a ManicPixieDreamGirl appears. AntagonistInMourning is the villainous example.
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* Nobody would try to replace a loved one the day after they died, and this trope is pretty much the same thing. It's just that sometimes those feelings ''never'' go away, no matter how much one rationalises that they need to move on. Love and loss are not subject to the will. Speaking deeper, one wouldn't want to FORGET about their times and deep bond with the departed or relinquish them, they would see this insulting to the memory of their loved one; However, whether they will decide to move on in their romantic path or not depends on the person themselves.
22nd Jun '16 7:31:13 PM nombretomado
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* A mild example from ''TigerAndBunny''. Even years after his beloved wife Tomoe's death, Kotetsu still wears his wedding ring and is [[ObliviousToLove completely unaware that one of his female teammates has an enormous crush on him]]. He also keeps a portrait of Tomoe, which he occasionally confides in and visits her grave whenever he can.

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* A mild example from ''TigerAndBunny''.''Anime/TigerAndBunny''. Even years after his beloved wife Tomoe's death, Kotetsu still wears his wedding ring and is [[ObliviousToLove completely unaware that one of his female teammates has an enormous crush on him]]. He also keeps a portrait of Tomoe, which he occasionally confides in and visits her grave whenever he can.
20th Jun '16 12:12:16 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Erstwhile}}'', [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/allfur-02/#.T2--ndm6SuI the king refused to even consider remarriage for a long time, and then reject many prospective brides.]]

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* In ''{{Erstwhile}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Erstwhile}}'', [[http://www.erstwhiletales.com/allfur-02/#.T2--ndm6SuI the king refused to even consider remarriage for a long time, and then reject many prospective brides.]]
4th Jun '16 3:54:14 PM nombretomado
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* {{Ludo}}'s Broken Bride album is all about this.

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* {{Ludo}}'s Music/{{Ludo}}'s Broken Bride album is all about this.



* AbneyPark's "Stretched on Your Grave" is, word for word, the poem that serves as the page quote.

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* AbneyPark's Music/AbneyPark's "Stretched on Your Grave" is, word for word, the poem that serves as the page quote.



* {{Pulp}}'s "Disco 2000" is a song written from the "married to someone else" point of view of this trope; the singer is convinced that he and his love are right for each other, even if they were nothing more than friends and she's now married with children. By the end of the song, he's so determined just to meet her again that he doesn't care if she brings her child to a meeting he's suggesting.

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* {{Pulp}}'s Music/{{Pulp}}'s "Disco 2000" is a song written from the "married to someone else" point of view of this trope; the singer is convinced that he and his love are right for each other, even if they were nothing more than friends and she's now married with children. By the end of the song, he's so determined just to meet her again that he doesn't care if she brings her child to a meeting he's suggesting.
21st May '16 7:12:22 AM MaturelyImmature
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* Shulk of Game/XenobladeChronicles goes through this after losing Fiora to Metal Face. Of course, [[HeartbrokenBadass it also gives him motivation to go and kill every mechon ever.]]
** Inverted in that Fiora is not actually dead, but reincarnated as a mechon. After finding this out (and jumping off a cliff), Shulk begins a relationship with her.
19th May '16 4:57:06 PM hiphiphu
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''Series/TeenWolf'': Sheriff Stilinski - Stiles's father - has never recovered from his wife Claudia's death and still struggles to talk about her. Although Claudia died at least six years before the show, he continues to wear his wedding ring and shows no interest in dating again, despite having a lot of chemistry with Scott's mother Melissa.

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* ''Series/TeenWolf'': Sheriff Stilinski - Stiles's father - has never recovered from his wife Claudia's death and still struggles to talk about her. Although Claudia died at least six years before the show, he continues to wear his wedding ring and shows no interest in dating again, despite having a lot of chemistry with Scott's mother Melissa.
19th May '16 4:56:43 PM hiphiphu
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''Series/TeenWolf'': Sheriff Stilinski - Stiles's father - has never recovered from his wife Claudia's death and still struggles to talk about her. Although Claudia died at least six years before the show, he continues to wear his wedding ring and shows no interest in dating again, despite having a lot of chemistry with Scott's mother Melissa.
14th May '16 4:28:14 PM nombretomado
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* [[KnightFever Sir]] Creator/PatrickMoore. His fiancée was killed in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII 1943 when a bomb hit]] the ambulance she was driving.

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* [[KnightFever [[UsefulNotes/KnightFever Sir]] Creator/PatrickMoore. His fiancée was killed in [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII 1943 when a bomb hit]] the ambulance she was driving.
26th Feb '16 11:03:14 AM Tiggerific
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''Series/{{Angel}}''

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''Series/{{Angel}}''''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' & ''Series/{{Angel}}''
26th Feb '16 11:02:19 AM Tiggerific
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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', Buffy has shades of this. While she does try to move on in season 4 with Riley, it's clear that she's still pinning for Angel. And if the ''Angel'' episode "I Will Remember You" is any indication, she's willing to dump Riley at the drop of a hat if it looks like Angel's willing to be with her again. Whether you like these two together or not (or believe they're "soulmates", or whatever) you have to admit that Buffy's actions are pretty unhealthy. One of the many reasons she turns Spike down is because he loves her without his soul, which in turn questions why Angel didn't love her without his (hinting that maybe he didn't love her as much as she believed). The fact that she unintentionally compares all her other love interests to him doesn't help. "End of Days/Chosen" reinforces just how ridiculous she's being, even though she does turn him away.
* Connected with the above: ''Series/{{Angel}}'' isn't much better. He's clearly pinning for Buffy for the first two seasons. By the end of season 2 it looks like he's finally moving on with Cordelia, but even afterwards it's implied that he's still holding a candle for Buffy. By season 5 he's having Buffy followed by Wolfram & Hart spies - and has a fling with a werewolf while this is happening. A short, blonde werewolf...hmm...
* John Winchester in Supernatural is a classic example of this trope. His inability to save his wife, Mary, and his devotion to hunting down the thing that killer her has made him an obsessive (and occasionally abusive) Hunter. It's been implied more than once that their marriage wasn't all that happy while she was alive, although he glorified it in retrospect.

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''/''Series/{{Angel}}''
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Buffy has shades of this. While she does try to move on in season 4 with Riley, it's clear that she's still pinning for Angel. And if the ''Angel'' episode "I Will Remember You" is any indication, she's willing to dump Riley at the drop of a hat if it looks like Angel's willing to be with her again. Whether you like these two together or not (or believe they're "soulmates", or whatever) you have to admit that Buffy's actions are pretty unhealthy. One of the many reasons she turns Spike down is because he loves her without his soul, which in turn questions why Angel didn't love her without his (hinting that maybe he didn't love her as much as she believed). The fact that she unintentionally compares all her other love interests to him doesn't help. "End of Days/Chosen" reinforces just how ridiculous she's being, even though she does turn him away.
* Connected with the above: ''Series/{{Angel}}'' ** Angel isn't much better. He's clearly pinning for Buffy for the first two seasons. By the end of season 2 it looks like he's finally moving on with Cordelia, but even afterwards it's implied that he's still holding a candle torch for Buffy. By season 5 he's having Buffy followed by Wolfram & Hart spies - and has a fling with a werewolf while this is happening. A short, blonde werewolf...hmm...
* John Winchester in Supernatural ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is a classic example of this trope. His inability to save his wife, Mary, and his devotion to hunting down the thing that killer her has made him an obsessive (and occasionally abusive) Hunter. It's been implied more than once that their marriage wasn't all that happy while she was alive, although he glorified it in retrospect.
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