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17th Apr '17 7:48:43 AM Prfnoff
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* Booker Dewitt from Videogame/BioShockInfinite. His wife died almost twenty years earlier and there's no indication he's ever remarried. Not the mention he received a double blow with also losing his daughter.
* 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.]]

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* Booker Dewitt from Videogame/BioShockInfinite.''Videogame/BioShockInfinite''. His wife died almost twenty years earlier and there's no indication he's ever remarried. Not the mention he received a double blow with also losing his daughter.
* Shulk of Game/XenobladeChronicles ''VideoGame/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.]]


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* In ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'', Flint never really gets over his wife's death.
3rd Apr '17 1:16:53 PM RoseAndHeather
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* In the ''Literature/{{Honorverse}}'', President Eloise Pritchart essentially goes into emotional shutdown after losing the love of her life, Admiral Javier Giscard, in battle. Though she continues to function both as a President and as a human being, she never really recovers; she clings to her NotLoveInterest Thomas Theisman in the wake of losing him -- and that relationship may yet go romantic -- but the narration makes it painfully clear that she will never be the same and that Javier was the one great love of her life. She may yet fall in love again, but she will always love Javier first.

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* In the ''Literature/{{Honorverse}}'', President Eloise Pritchart essentially goes into emotional shutdown after losing the love of her life, Admiral Javier Giscard, in battle. Though she continues to function both as a President and as a human being, she never really recovers; she clings to her NotLoveInterest Thomas Theisman in the wake of losing him -- him, and that relationship may yet go romantic -- but the narration makes it painfully clear that she will never be the same and that Javier was the one great love of her life. She While she may yet fall in love again, but she will always love Javier first.
16th Feb '17 1:24:03 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Robert Baratheon has never gotten over the loss of his betrothed, Lyanna Stark.
11th Jan '17 9:31:16 PM Eievie
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->''"I am stretched on your grave and will lie there forever''\\
''If your hands were in mine, I'd be sure we'd not sever''\\
''Oh, the priests and the friars approach me in dread''\\
''For I love you still, my wife, and you're dead."''

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->''"I am stretched on your grave and will lie there forever''\\
''If
forever\\
If
your hands were in mine, I'd be sure we'd not sever''\\
''Oh,
sever\\
Oh,
the priests and the friars approach me in dread''\\
''For
dread\\
For
I love you still, my wife, and you're dead."''



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* Sesshomaru does this for Kagura in ''Manga/InuYasha'' - while he does not ''cry'', he becomes so infuriated when Moryoumaru insults Kagura that he attacks him viciously and breaks his sword [[EvilWeapon Tokijin]] with the force of the blow, putting his own life in danger in the process. More notably, afterwards [[HealingShiv Tenseiga]] transforms into a fighting weapon because of Sesshomaru's feelings for Kagura. When he receives the finished sword, he thinks of her again and accepts it because "whether her death was in vain or not is for ''me'' to decide".

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* Sesshomaru does this for Kagura in ''Manga/InuYasha'' - while ''Manga/InuYasha''--while he does not ''cry'', he becomes so infuriated when Moryoumaru insults Kagura that he attacks him viciously and breaks his sword [[EvilWeapon Tokijin]] with the force of the blow, putting his own life in danger in the process. More notably, afterwards [[HealingShiv Tenseiga]] transforms into a fighting weapon because of Sesshomaru's feelings for Kagura. When he receives the finished sword, he thinks of her again and accepts it because "whether her death was in vain or not is for ''me'' to decide".



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* While Scott Summers isn't quite [[SingleTargetSexuality Jeansexual]], he's come close at times. And as ''All New X-Men'' aptly demonstrates, he never got over her, either - though, mercifully, he doesn't try to mack on Teen!Jean, even when she starts subtly hitting on him, gently but firmly telling her that it's not going to happen.

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* While Scott Summers isn't quite [[SingleTargetSexuality Jeansexual]], he's come close at times. And as ''All New X-Men'' aptly demonstrates, he never got over her, either - though, either--though, mercifully, he doesn't try to mack on Teen!Jean, even when she starts subtly hitting on him, gently but firmly telling her that it's not going to happen.



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-->'''Sean:''' Maybe ''you're'' perfect right now. Maybe you don't wanna ruin that. I think that's a super philosophy, Will; that way you can go through your entire life without ever having to really know anybody...
-->'''Will:''' ...You ever think about gettin' remarried?
-->'''Sean:''' My wife's dead.
-->'''Will:''' Hence the word: remarried.
-->'''Sean:''' She's dead.
-->'''Will:''' Yeah; well, I think that's a super philosophy, Sean. I mean, that way you could actually go through the rest of your life without ever really knowing anybody.
-->'''Sean:''' Time's up.

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-->'''Sean:''' Maybe ''you're'' perfect right now. Maybe you don't wanna ruin that. I think that's a super philosophy, Will; that way you can go through your entire life without ever having to really know anybody...
-->'''Will:''' ...You
anybody...\\
'''Will:''' ...you
ever think about gettin' remarried?
-->'''Sean:'''
remarried?\\
'''Sean:'''
My wife's dead.
-->'''Will:'''
dead.\\
'''Will:'''
Hence the word: remarried.
-->'''Sean:'''
remarried.\\
'''Sean:'''
She's dead.
-->'''Will:'''
dead.\\
'''Will:'''
Yeah; well, I think that's a super philosophy, Sean. I mean, that way you could actually go through the rest of your life without ever really knowing anybody.
-->'''Sean:'''
anybody.\\
'''Sean:'''
Time's up.



* Elphaba's father, Frex, in ''Literature/Wicked'', after [[{{Polyamory}} '''both''' his true loves]], Melena and Turtle Heart, die. Turtle Heart dies first, and Melena a few years later.

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* Elphaba's father, Frex, in ''Literature/Wicked'', ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', after [[{{Polyamory}} '''both''' '''[[{{Polyamory}} both]]''' his true loves]], loves, Melena and Turtle Heart, die. Turtle Heart dies first, and Melena a few years later.


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*''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath''
**Ganth Gray Lord for his [[spoiler:the Dream-weaver]]. It was LoveAtFirstSight, and he spent years haunted by her before she became his consort. They were only together for a short time, a two or three years at most, and he never got over her mysteriously leaving.
**Lady Brenwyr on Brandan, for her LostLenore Aerulan. We first meet Brenwyr 34 years after Aerulan's death, and she's still heartbroken.
1st Dec '16 7:47:17 PM Apocrypha
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* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', [[spoiler:[[TheLostLenore Chiaki Nanami]]'s death]] is what finally motivates Izuru into abandoning his BystanderSyndrome. [[TragicKeepsake He picks up her hairpin before he leaves]], and two years later is still carrying it around.

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* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', [[spoiler:[[TheLostLenore Chiaki Nanami]]'s death]] is what finally motivates Izuru into abandoning his BystanderSyndrome. [[TragicKeepsake He picks up her hairpin before he leaves]], and two three years later is still carrying it around.
29th Nov '16 2:01:22 PM Ciara25
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* Aegnor and Andreth in Creator/JRRTolkien's Middle-earth mythos. Aegnor, an elf, and Andreth, a mortal woman, fell in love, but Aegnor pretended not to return her affections because he believed love between elf and mortal could not work out. Andreth was bitter over this, until Aegnor's brother Finrod revealed to her that Aegnor had vowed that he would never marry because he could never love anyone else. This continues even in death, as Aegnor refuses to leave the Halls of Mandos (kind of an Elvish purgatory) and be re-embodied in Valinor because he doesn't want to live in a world that doesn't have Andreth in it.

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* Aegnor and Andreth in Creator/JRRTolkien's Middle-earth mythos. Aegnor, an elf, and Andreth, a mortal woman, fell in love, but Aegnor pretended not to return her affections because he believed love between elf and mortal could not work out. Andreth was bitter over this, until Aegnor's brother Finrod revealed to her that Aegnor had vowed that he would never marry because he could never love anyone else. This continues even in death, as Aegnor refuses to leave the Halls of Mandos (kind of an Elvish purgatory) and be re-embodied in Valinor because he doesn't want to live in a world that doesn't have Andreth in it. In the meantime Andreth refused to marry any mortal man and, ironically, outlived Aegnor when he was killed in battle.
9th Nov '16 5:47:39 PM Apocrypha
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* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', [[spoiler:[[TheLostLenore Chiaki Nanami]]'s death]] is what finally motivates Izuru into abandoning his BystanderSyndrome. [[TragicKeepsake He picks up her hairpin before he leaves]], and three years later is still carrying it around.

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* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', [[spoiler:[[TheLostLenore Chiaki Nanami]]'s death]] is what finally motivates Izuru into abandoning his BystanderSyndrome. [[TragicKeepsake He picks up her hairpin before he leaves]], and three two years later is still carrying it around.
30th Oct '16 3:37:12 PM nombretomado
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* In MercedesLackey's ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' series (and other series set in the same universe), lifebonds are like this.

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* In MercedesLackey's ''HeraldsOfValdemar'' Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series (and other series set in the same universe), lifebonds are like this.
17th Oct '16 4:46:24 PM nombretomado
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* Zihark of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' outright admits that he probably won't ever fall in love with another woman after he broke up with his [[InterspeciesRomance laguz girlfriend]]. True to his words, he later turns down [[HopelessSuitor Meg]]'s [[AccidentalMarriage marriage proposal]], and pretty much stays single for the entirety of ''Path of Radiance'' and its sequel.
** Also Prince Kurth from ''FireEmblemJugdral'', who refuses to marry despite all the nagging from his people after he falls for a married woman (Lady Cigyun of Velthomer), makes her his lover, and she disappears after the whole deal blows up in their faces and her husband Viktor is SpurnedIntoSuicide.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'':
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Zihark of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius'' outright admits that he probably won't ever fall in love with another woman after he broke up with his [[InterspeciesRomance laguz girlfriend]]. True to his words, he later turns down [[HopelessSuitor Meg]]'s [[AccidentalMarriage marriage proposal]], and pretty much stays single for the entirety of ''Path of Radiance'' and its sequel.
** Also Prince Kurth from ''FireEmblemJugdral'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral'', who refuses to marry despite all the nagging from his people after he falls for a married woman (Lady Cigyun of Velthomer), makes her his lover, and she disappears after the whole deal blows up in their faces and her husband Viktor is SpurnedIntoSuicide.
3rd Oct '16 7:22:06 PM Apocrypha
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* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', [[spoiler:Chiaki Nanami's death]] is what finally motivates Izuru into abandoning his BystanderSyndrome. [[TragicKeepsake He picks up her hairpin before he leaves]], and three years later is still carrying it around.

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* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3'', [[spoiler:Chiaki Nanami's [[spoiler:[[TheLostLenore Chiaki Nanami]]'s death]] is what finally motivates Izuru into abandoning his BystanderSyndrome. [[TragicKeepsake He picks up her hairpin before he leaves]], and three years later is still carrying it around.
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