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22nd Jan '17 5:51:55 PM StFan
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** During the Gambling King arc, Ukyō made a bet with Ranma that if he lost against the BigBad, he would become her partner in a business venture... in the Siberian Tundra... where he would inevitably have a LoveEpiphany, and midst the desolation of the landscape their love would blossom. If that's not a Category Romance fantasy, we don't know what is.

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** During the Gambling King arc, Ukyō made makes a bet with Ranma that if he lost against the BigBad, he would become her partner in a business venture... in the Siberian Tundra... where he would inevitably have a LoveEpiphany, and midst the desolation of the landscape their love would blossom. If that's not a Category Romance fantasy, we don't know what is.



* ''Manga/OnePiece''
** In the anime, Boa Hancock does this for Luffy at the beginning of every episode while they're on the boat in transit from The Island of Women to Impel Down. [[spoiler: Actually a JustifiedTrope: from age 12 to 16, Hancock (alongside her sisters) was subjected to a horrifying BreakTheCutie ordeal that '''severely''' stunted her social skills.]]
** Sanji also does this during the Water 7 arc when he imagines he and Robin dancing in a fairy tale-esque setting.
*** Sanji does this ''at all times''.
* In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', the hosts act the way they do because they know this is the way their clients think. Though, Tamaki seems rarely to think in a manner that ''isn't'' straight out of some category of RomanceNovel.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece''
''Manga/OnePiece'':
** In the anime, Boa Hancock does this for Luffy at the beginning of every episode while they're on the boat in transit from The Island of Women to Impel Down. [[spoiler: Actually [[spoiler:Actually a JustifiedTrope: from age 12 to 16, Hancock (alongside her sisters) was subjected to a horrifying BreakTheCutie ordeal that '''severely''' stunted her social skills.]]
** Sanji also does this ''at all times''. Notably, during the Water 7 arc when he imagines he and Robin dancing in a fairy tale-esque setting.
*** Sanji does this ''at all times''.
* In ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'', the ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'':
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hosts act the way they do because they know this is the way their clients think. Though, Tamaki seems rarely to think in a manner that ''isn't'' straight out of some category of RomanceNovel.



* Fans thinking this way about their respective [[{{Shipping}} ships]] is as good a reason as any that most fan fiction is heavily based on romantic plots/subplots.



* Tsukiko from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has this mixed with two other tropes -- WrongGenreSavvy and InsaneTrollLogic. First, she thinks that because [[HumansAreBastards Living Are Bastards]], then the Undead, as the antithesis of life, must be [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood really good and just misunderstood]]. This makes her act like she lives in a romance novel with strong ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' overtones, not in fantasy setting based on ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Because of that she considers Xykon to be this perfect man who will finally fall in love with her, and sees Redcloak as nothing more but his cowardly loser sidekick who gets between them and who she can humilate without consequences. [[spoiler:Finally Redcloak decides to prove to her that a) she is wrong about the undead and b) underestimating him is a very bad idea.]]

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* Tsukiko from ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' has this mixed with two other tropes -- WrongGenreSavvy and InsaneTrollLogic. First, she thinks that because [[HumansAreBastards Living Are Bastards]], then the Undead, as the antithesis of life, must be [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood really good and just misunderstood]]. This makes her act like she lives in a romance novel with strong ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' overtones, not in a fantasy setting based on ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. Because of that she considers Xykon to be this perfect man who will finally fall in love with her, and sees Redcloak as nothing more but his cowardly loser sidekick who gets between them and who she can humilate humiliate without consequences. [[spoiler:Finally [[spoiler:Finally, Redcloak decides to prove to her that a) she is wrong about the undead and b) underestimating him is a very bad idea.]]



** When she actually meets the Prince in "Best Night Ever", she tries to make the fantasy a reality. It... doesn't really work out, mainly because the prince in question is [[PrinceCharmless a self-centered jerk]]. In fact, when the mane cast are forced to flee the chaos they've caused at the gala, Rarity loses her glass slipper, and when Pinkie Pie lampshades [[TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper the obvious trope]], Rarity freaks out and [[DefiedTrope stomps the slipper into pieces before continuing]]. Not that it really mattered.

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** When she actually meets the Prince in "Best Night Ever", she tries to make the fantasy a reality. It... doesn't really work out, mainly because the prince in question is [[PrinceCharmless a self-centered jerk]]. In fact, when the mane cast are forced to flee the chaos they've caused at the gala, Rarity loses her glass slipper, and when Pinkie Pie lampshades [[TheGirlWhoFitsThisSlipper the obvious trope]], Rarity freaks out and [[DefiedTrope stomps the slipper into pieces before continuing]]. Not that it really mattered.matters.



* Very few RomanceNovel heroines ''actually'' think this way, as it would sort of defeat the [[DarkestHour black moment]] of the three-act structure. Their authors, however, are literally paid for this trope. Many, if you sit down and talk to them, are just as cynical about love as most people who ''don't'' read {{romance novel}}s. It's all about selling the fantasy.
** In fact, contrary to their popular stereotype, cynicism actually ''allows'' romance writers to turn out such novels to a strict structure. [[GenreSavvy They're very aware of what they're doing.]]
** Just because someone can enjoy a romance novel doesn't mean they can't tell the different between it and reality. Reality has way more single billionaire running around waiting to fall in love with [[MarySue the plain girl who doesn't bother with her appearance, but still has great hair and skin]].

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* Very few RomanceNovel heroines ''actually'' think this way, as it would sort of defeat the [[DarkestHour black moment]] of the three-act structure. Their authors, however, are literally paid for this trope. Many, if you sit down and talk to them, are just as cynical about love as most people who ''don't'' read {{romance novel}}s. It's all about selling the fantasy.
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fantasy. In fact, contrary to their popular stereotype, cynicism actually ''allows'' romance writers to turn out such novels to a strict structure. [[GenreSavvy They're very aware of what they're doing.]]
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]] Just because someone can enjoy a romance novel doesn't mean they can't tell the different between it and reality. Reality has way more single billionaire running around waiting to fall in love with [[MarySue the plain girl who doesn't bother with her appearance, but still has great hair and skin]].
21st Dec '16 2:59:21 PM Discar
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* From ''Series/BabylonFive'' we have Marcus Cole, who out of idealism for love defied AManIsNotAVirgin, and then fell in love with [[DefrostingIceQueen Susan Ivanova]]. Unfortunately, his HeroicSacrifice and her bad timing is one of the reasons why AllLoveIsUnrequited.

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* From ''Series/BabylonFive'' we have Marcus Cole, who out of idealism for love defied AManIsNotAVirgin, refused sex, and then fell in love with [[DefrostingIceQueen Susan Ivanova]]. Unfortunately, his HeroicSacrifice and her bad timing is one of the reasons why AllLoveIsUnrequited.
11th Jul '16 12:19:35 PM DrOO7
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* A [[http://www.glamour.com/story/a-new-study-confirms-dont-list similar]] [[http://madamenoire.com/611984/perception-of-stalking/ study]] by a University of Michigan doctoral student found that viewing such movies also distorted people's views on stalking behavior, given how frequently such behavior is portrayed as sexy and romantic.
27th Jun '16 6:40:12 PM Dravencour
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* Princess Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' thinks in conventions very similar to most early Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es: hitting it off with one person after a single night is enough to convince her that they're soulmates. [[spoiler:Prince Hans, the guy in question, is anything BUT a good prince, and manipulates this way of thinking for all it's worth so that he can get his hands on the throne of Arendelle. He is only barely prevented from killing both royal sisters]].

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* Princess Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' thinks in conventions very similar to most early Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es: hitting it off with one person after a single night is enough to convince her that they're soulmates. [[spoiler:Prince Hans, the guy in question, is anything BUT a good prince, and manipulates this way of thinking for all it's worth so that he can in a bid to get his hands on the throne of Arendelle. He is only barely prevented from killing both royal sisters]].Arendelle for himself]].
27th Jun '16 6:38:57 PM Dravencour
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* Princess Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' thinks in conventions very similar to most early Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es: hitting it off with one person after a single night is enough to convince her that they're soulmates.

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* Princess Anna from ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' thinks in conventions very similar to most early Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es: hitting it off with one person after a single night is enough to convince her that they're soulmates. [[spoiler:Prince Hans, the guy in question, is anything BUT a good prince, and manipulates this way of thinking for all it's worth so that he can get his hands on the throne of Arendelle. He is only barely prevented from killing both royal sisters]].
3rd Jun '16 7:49:46 AM Berrenta
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19th May '16 2:42:50 PM LongTallShorty64
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* Chet Keefer, in the film ''Film/TheMarryingKind'' is annoyed by his wife's view on love and marriage, and thinks she is too influenced by romantic films.
9th May '16 6:33:20 AM Willbyr
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20th Apr '16 11:41:40 AM JoieDeCombat
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* Sayaka Miki from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. [[spoiler:She uses her wish to heal Kyosuke's arm, which backfires when her friend Hitomi confesses her own feelings before Sayaka can.]] [[{{Deconstruction}} It doesn't end well.]]

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* Sayaka Miki from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. [[spoiler:She uses her wish to heal Kyosuke's arm, which but it backfires when - instead of the two of them getting together, Kyosuke goes back to devoting his attention to his music, and the more she learns about what she's let herself in for as a magical girl the less she feels able to pursue her friend Hitomi confesses her own feelings before for him even when Hitomi delivers an ultimatum meant to urge Sayaka can.to make a love confession.]] [[{{Deconstruction}} It doesn't end well.]]
15th Apr '16 9:15:16 PM Eievie
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->''"You don't want to be in love... you want to be in love '''in a movie.'''''"

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->''"You don't want to be in love... love… you want to be in love '''in a movie.'''''"



* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' -- Creator/RumikoTakahashi not only loves giving her characters overblown romantic fantasies, but also idealized visions of victory, etc.

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* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' -- ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Creator/RumikoTakahashi not only loves giving her characters overblown romantic fantasies, but also idealized visions of victory, etc.
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