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18th Feb '16 6:54:08 PM HeraldAlberich
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* In the film of ''Film/{{Stardust}}'', Victoria Forrester is a big one of these. We're not meant to like her, and TheHero comes round eventually. In the original book, she's a lot more sympathetic, mainly because she seemed to make her claim sarcastically and didn't actually expect the Hero to try to fulfill it, feeling guilty when he does.
28th Dec '15 8:48:38 PM StrixObscuro
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* Played straight and depending on if you think it's funny, parodied in the {{yaoi}} title ''IllBeYourSlave''. The Obstructive Love Interest is a pretty boy, well aware of his looks, who's used to having his admirers doing everything for him. The seme becomes his dedicated slave to keep him co-operative in a modelling job. The boy abuses this to no end.

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* Played straight and depending on if you think it's funny, parodied in the {{yaoi}} title ''IllBeYourSlave''.''Manga/IllBeYourSlave''. The Obstructive Love Interest is a pretty boy, well aware of his looks, who's used to having his admirers doing everything for him. The seme becomes his dedicated slave to keep him co-operative in a modelling job. The boy abuses this to no end.


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* In the original ''ComicBook/SpiderWoman'' series, Jerry Hunt had shades of this, constantly getting frustrated over Jessica Drew's inability to put his needs before her drive to fight crime, even when said crimes tended to involve him. One issue gave us a peek into his mind and showed that he would have much preferred if Jessica had been a damsel in distress who needed him to rescue her.
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28th Dec '15 8:03:12 PM Ayasugi
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* Dana Tan had shades of this to begin with, but [[{{Flanderization}} they completely took over her character]] in the second season of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. It was easing up in the third season before the show ended, sort of (she [[DemotedToExtra appeared less and thus obstructed less]], as opposed to her role going in a positive way.) The JusticeLeagueUnlimited FullyAbsorbedFinale "Epilogue" suggests that things have gotten better.

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* Dana Tan had shades of this to begin with, but [[{{Flanderization}} they completely took over her character]] in the second season of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. It was easing up in the third season before the show ended, sort of (she [[DemotedToExtra appeared less and thus obstructed less]], ended as opposed to she came up with her role going in a positive way.) [[ParentalSubstitute own explanation for Terry's devotion to his job]]. The JusticeLeagueUnlimited FullyAbsorbedFinale "Epilogue" suggests that things have gotten better.much better now that she knows about his superhero life.
30th Oct '15 9:49:50 PM EcliptorCalrissian
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* Dana Tan had shades of this to begin with, but [[{{Flanderization}} they completely took over her character]] in the second season of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. It was easing up in the third season before the show ended, and fully gone in the JusticeLeagueUnlimited DistantFinale "Epilogue".

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* Dana Tan had shades of this to begin with, but [[{{Flanderization}} they completely took over her character]] in the second season of ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''. It was easing up in the third season before the show ended, sort of (she [[DemotedToExtra appeared less and fully gone thus obstructed less]], as opposed to her role going in the a positive way.) The JusticeLeagueUnlimited DistantFinale "Epilogue".FullyAbsorbedFinale "Epilogue" suggests that things have gotten better.
21st Sep '15 6:34:39 AM catmuto
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* Shiori in ''Manga/GlassMask'', who is Hayami's fiancée. When she realizes that Hayami loves Maya, she shows her [[BitchInSheepsClothing true colors]] and often causes events that make Maya come across as rude or mean out of jealousy.
31st Mar '15 10:18:19 PM vifetoile
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As you can see, this trope has some pretty discriminatory underpinnings -- by painting the female love interest as unreasoable, whiny, and hysterical, it compares her unfavorably to the manly and stoic hero, and his always-male band of TrueCompanions that he can't wait to rejoin. Masculinity is favored over femininity, and militarism over domesticity.

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As you can see, this trope has some pretty discriminatory underpinnings -- by painting the female love interest as unreasoable, unreasonable, whiny, and hysterical, it compares her unfavorably to the manly and stoic hero, and his always-male band of TrueCompanions that he can't wait to rejoin. Masculinity is favored over femininity, and militarism over domesticity.
31st Mar '15 8:37:59 PM vifetoile
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As you can see, this trope has some pretty discriminatory underpinnings -- by painting the female love interest as unreasoable, whiny, and hysterical, it compares her unfavorably to the manly and stoic hero, and his always-male band of TrueCompanions that he can't wait to rejoin. Masculinity is favored over femininity, and militarism over domesticity.
24th Mar '15 9:57:14 PM vifetoile
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* [[SubvertedTrope Subverted]] in ''Discworld/AHatFullOfSky.'' Jennie the kelda initially shows jealousy to Tiffany, the young Witch of the Chalk, because Jennie's brand-new husband, Rob Anybody Feegle, has known Tiffany longer than he's known Jennie, was briefly engaged to her ([[ItMakesSenseInContext long story]]), and is itching to leave behind his home and duties there because he knows Tiffany is in danger. Rob understands Jennie's stress, and promises that if she asks him, he'll stay with his clan and be the Big Man. Jennie thanks him, then lays [[ThePromise a Promise]] on him to go and find Tiffany and protect her, because the Chalk needs its witch. Jennie and Tiffany end up becoming fast friends.
24th Mar '15 9:51:56 PM vifetoile
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Usually female, this character's sole purpose in the story is to [[PoorCommunicationKills misunderstand]], obstruct and otherwise torment the male hero, thus creating [[ThirdActMisunderstanding unnecessary complications]] of plot until the end, where she finally rewards the hero with her hand or other body parts.

This character trope is OlderThanPrint, dating back to the unreasonable lady-love of medieval romances. An especially irritating version is often seen in war movies or action films, whining about being "neglected" when her significant other is absorbed in vital, world-saving projects.

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Usually female, this character's sole purpose in the story is to [[PoorCommunicationKills misunderstand]], obstruct and otherwise torment the male hero, thus creating [[ThirdActMisunderstanding unnecessary complications]] of plot until the end, where she finally rewards the hero with her hand or or... other body parts.

This character trope is OlderThanPrint, dating back to the unreasonable lady-love of medieval romances. An especially irritating version is often seen in war movies or action films, whining about being "neglected" when her significant other is absorbed in vital, world-saving projects. Expect your hero to feel conflicted between her and his BandOfBrothers. Your Obstructive Love Interest may undergo some CharacterDevelopment and come to honor her honeybun's choice to put duty before love, even if she may not necessarily ''like'' it -- in which case, she and he both exhibit LovedINotHonorMore.
28th Dec '14 4:54:30 PM RainFairy
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'''Please don't use this trope to pigeonhole [[DieForOurShip love interests you don't like]] for one or another reason'''.
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