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4th Aug '16 11:14:50 PM IniuriaTalis
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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', after Elliot's breakup with Sarah, Susan and Diane both slowly develop feelings for him...only to get beaten to the punch by Ashley, a new girl he starts going out with right after he first meets her.
4th Aug '16 11:08:19 PM IniuriaTalis
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** Used for many other romantic entanglements as well. For example, John gets ShipTease with Rose and Vriska only to settle on [[spoiler:Roxy]] as his heavily ImpliedLoveInterest, and Dave's options seem to be Jade and Terezi before he ends up with [[spoiler:Karkat]].
6th Jul '16 11:51:04 PM Pichu-kun
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* Cheryl Blossom of ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', the character in the page picture and the former Trope Namer. She was a bombshell redhead introduced in the '80s who saw the original BettyAndVeronica going after Archie and decided it would be fun to show them up. She makes her big return in the 90s in the Love Showdown storyline, where Betty and Veronica escalate their competition for Archie, which ends in Archie choosing Cheryl Blossom instead (although the Status Quo is restored in a follow-up special). Since then, however, she has apparently started going out with the nerd of the cast after getting to know him on the internet, in a ThrowTheDogABone moment.

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Cheryl Blossom of ''Franchise/ArchieComics'', Blossom, the character in the page picture and the former Trope Namer. She was a bombshell redhead introduced in the '80s who saw the original BettyAndVeronica going after Archie and decided it would be fun to show them up. She makes her big return in the 90s in the Love Showdown storyline, where Betty and Veronica escalate their competition for Archie, which ends in Archie choosing Cheryl Blossom instead (although the Status Quo is restored in a follow-up special). Since then, however, she has apparently started going out with the nerd of the cast after getting to know him on the internet, in a ThrowTheDogABone moment.
1st Jul '16 2:09:03 PM Anddrix
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' originally had [[EmperorScientist Princess Bubblegum]] as [[KidHero Finn]]'s main love interest, but many fans also liked [[VampireMonarch Marceline]], even though the two explicitly considered each other BetterAsFriends. Both are physically [[PrecociousCrush several years older]] than Finn and chronologically even older ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Marceline is canonically 1000]], and [[OlderThanTheyLook Bubblegum might not be far behind]]). In "Incendium" the show introduced [[PlayingWithFire Flame Princess]], who is Finn's age, and whom he instantly becomes infatuated with after previously being miserable over Bubblegum's gentle rejection. She was something of a BaseBreaker for a while, though later episodes gave Flame Princess more backstory and more depth in her relationship with Finn. Sadly, Flame Princess dumped Finn over a misunderstanding in "Frost and Fire", and friend-zoned him in "Earth & Water". Finn is still in love with her, as revealed in "The Pit", but in "The Red Throne" his attempts to win her back lead to disaster, and the day ended up being saved by [[spoiler: ''Cinnamon Bun'', who TookALevelInBadass and wound up winning Flame Princess's heart.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' originally had [[EmperorScientist Princess Bubblegum]] as [[KidHero Finn]]'s main love interest, but many fans also liked [[VampireMonarch Marceline]], even though the two explicitly considered each other BetterAsFriends. Both are physically [[PrecociousCrush several years older]] than Finn and chronologically even older ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Marceline is canonically 1000]], and [[OlderThanTheyLook Bubblegum might not be far behind]]). In "Incendium" the show introduced [[PlayingWithFire Flame Princess]], who is Finn's age, and whom he instantly becomes infatuated with after previously being miserable over Bubblegum's gentle rejection. She was something of a BaseBreaker for a while, though later Later episodes gave Flame Princess more backstory and more depth in her relationship with Finn. Sadly, Flame Princess dumped Finn over a misunderstanding in "Frost and Fire", and friend-zoned him in "Earth & Water". Finn is still in love with her, as revealed in "The Pit", but in "The Red Throne" his attempts to win her back lead to disaster, and the day ended up being saved by [[spoiler: ''Cinnamon Bun'', who TookALevelInBadass and wound up winning Flame Princess's heart.]]
12th Jun '16 9:50:09 AM Dragon95
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* Feldt Grace from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. [[spoiler: She loses, though. [[MindScrew Sort of.]].]]
6th Jun '16 2:01:01 PM Eievie
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May lead to a LoveDodecahedron... or, since StatusQuoIsGod, Donna may be PutOnABus, leaving the original two LoveInterests to duke it out. Sometimes Alice and Carol will [[EnemyMine lay aside their rivalry]] and unite against the interloper -- [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou each would rather lose Bob to the other than to anyone else]]. However, in some cases [[LastGirlWins Donna/Bob]] will become the OfficialCouple.

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May lead to a LoveDodecahedron... LoveDodecahedron… or, since StatusQuoIsGod, Donna may be PutOnABus, leaving the original two LoveInterests to duke it out. Sometimes Alice and Carol will [[EnemyMine lay aside their rivalry]] and unite against the interloper -- [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou interloper--[[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou each would rather lose Bob to the other than to anyone else]]. However, in some cases [[LastGirlWins Donna/Bob]] will become the OfficialCouple.



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* Many fans felt that [[ReplacementLoveInterest Nina]] filled this role on ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Of course, Cordelia was [[PutOnABus MIA]] at the time and [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] was busy with her own series...but when has that ever stopped anyone?

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* Many fans felt that [[ReplacementLoveInterest Nina]] filled this role on ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Of course, Cordelia was [[PutOnABus MIA]] at the time and [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] was busy with her own series...series… but when has that ever stopped anyone?



** Also, fans were crazy in Season 4 to know who Blair would pick - Chuck(Vanessa) or Dan (Betty)? Turns out she picks Louis. No one was happy.

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** Also, fans were crazy in Season 4 to know who Blair would pick - Chuck(Vanessa) pick--Chuck (Vanessa) or Dan (Betty)? Turns out she picks Louis. No one was happy.


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*''Series/JaneTheVirgin'': Jane is in a love triangle with Michael and Rafael, who are each both Betty ''and'' Veronica in some ways. Jane--briefly--sets them both aside to pursue HotTeacher Jonathan Chavez. She returns to the love triangle soon enough though, and makes a serious decision, picking one of them for real.
3rd Jun '16 8:41:34 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion,'' Kaworu is arguably one for the tangled [[HotBlooded Asuka]]/[[SociallyAwkwardHero Shinji]]/[[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] dynamic, with the twist that [[IncompatibleOrientation he's a guy]] and Shinji is [[AmbiguouslyBi ostensibly heterosexual]]. The LighterAndSofter adaptation, ''Manga/ShinjiIkariRaisingProject,'' plays this whole thing much straighter: the relationship between the Shinji and the girls is explicitly a LoveTriangle, and they're willing to team up against Kaworu. (There are a few other girls who hold this role for a time, but none are as threatening as him.)

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* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion,'' Kaworu is arguably one for the tangled [[HotBlooded Asuka]]/[[SociallyAwkwardHero Shinji]]/[[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] dynamic, with the twist that [[IncompatibleOrientation he's a guy]] and Shinji is [[AmbiguouslyBi ostensibly heterosexual]]. The LighterAndSofter adaptation, ''Manga/ShinjiIkariRaisingProject,'' plays this whole thing much straighter: the relationship between the Shinji and the girls is explicitly a LoveTriangle, and they're willing to team up against Kaworu. (There are a few other girls who temporarily hold this role for a time, Shinji, but none are as threatening as him.)
3rd Jun '16 8:39:41 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion,'' Kaworu is arguably one for the tangled [[HotBlooded Asuka]]/[[SociallyAwkwardHero Shinji]]/[[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] dynamic, with the twist that [[IncompatibleOrientation he's a guy]] and Shinji is [[AmbiguouslyBi ostensibly heterosexual]]. The LighterAndSofter adaptation, ''Manga/ShinjiIkariRaisingProject,'' plays this whole thing much straighter: the relationship between the Shinji and the girls is explicitly a LoveTriangle, and they're willing to team up against Kaworu. (There are a few other girls who hold this role for a time, but none are as threatening as him.)
29th May '16 7:28:20 PM animenutcase
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* In ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'', both Lucy and Tess were love interests for Paulo, but he ended up [[spoiler:choosing Jasmine, a girl introduced at the last minute]].

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* In ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'', both Lucy and Tess were love interests for Paulo, but he ended up [[spoiler:choosing Jasmine, a girl introduced at the last minute]].minute. However, it doesn't last.]].
19th May '16 11:02:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Invoked}} in the season five finale of ''OneTreeHill'', where the audience sees Lucas call a girl and propose to her. The show gives three options for who he could be calling- either [[RunawayBride Lindsey]] and [[FirstGirlWins Peyton]], who had been part of a season-long love triangle, as well as high school ex-girlfriend [[SecondLove Brooke]], who hadn't even really been part of the equation until the finale threw her in as an option. [[spoiler: It was [[TheyDo Peyton]].]]

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* {{Invoked}} in the season five finale of ''OneTreeHill'', ''Series/OneTreeHill'', where the audience sees Lucas call a girl and propose to her. The show gives three options for who he could be calling- either [[RunawayBride Lindsey]] and [[FirstGirlWins Peyton]], who had been part of a season-long love triangle, as well as high school ex-girlfriend [[SecondLove Brooke]], who hadn't even really been part of the equation until the finale threw her in as an option. [[spoiler: It was [[TheyDo Peyton]].]]
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