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22nd Jan '18 4:45:32 AM Cryoclaste
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* In the short story ''TheDandelionGirl'' by Robert F. Young, the middle-aged and married protagonist falls in love with a girl half his age who claims to be a time-traveler from the future. [[spoiler:As it turns out, after their encounter the girl travels further back in time, and had become his wife all along]].

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* In the short story ''TheDandelionGirl'' ''Literature/TheDandelionGirl'' by Robert F. Young, the middle-aged and married protagonist falls in love with a girl half his age who claims to be a time-traveler from the future. [[spoiler:As it turns out, after their encounter the girl travels further back in time, and had become his wife all along]].
12th Jan '18 7:58:54 AM Compucles
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** One very complicated example of this trope intersecting with ImaginaryLoveTriangle when it comes to Ranma and both Kunou siblings. Ranma is cursed to change into a girl with cold water and back into a guy when splashed with hot water. Neither Tatewaki nor Kodachi know this (despite repeated demonstrations in Tatewaki's case at least) and think that Ranma's two forms are separate individuals. Tatewaki thinks that "The Pig-tailed Girl" aka Ranma's female form, loves him but is being kept away from him by the attention of Ranma. Kodachi thinks that Ranma likes her and is being kept away by the attention of the Pig-Tailed Girl ([[LoveDodecahedron in addition to Ranma's other would be suitors]]). The reason is crosses over with ImaginaryLoveTriangle is that Ranma can't stand ''either'' of them.
** Another more minor (but even weirder) example, involves Tsubasa Kurenai, the [[{{Crossdresser}} crossdressing]] StalkerWithACrush. Tsubasa is a boy who dresses as a girl, who had a history of pursuing Ukyo (a girl who dresses as a boy). However since Ukyo believed Tsubasa to think she was a guy, she said she was with the female Ranma. But then it's revealed Tsubasa knew Ukyo was a girl all along. After a lot of rejection, Tsubasa finally loses interest in Ukyo and instead falls for Ranma's girl form. The TwoPersonLoveTriangle comes in when Ranma wishes to both get away from Tsubasa in his girl form, while helping Tsubasa to find love the right gender in male form. Female Ranma calls Tsubasa out on a date, but male Ranma is the one who shows up. Eventually Tsubasa finds out the two Ranmas are the same, while Ranma discovers that he was hitting on a crossdressing guy.

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** One very complicated example of this trope intersecting with ImaginaryLoveTriangle when it comes to Ranma and both Kunou siblings. Ranma is cursed to change into a girl with cold water and back into a guy when splashed with hot water. Neither Tatewaki nor Kodachi know this (despite repeated demonstrations in Tatewaki's case at least) and think that Ranma's two forms are separate individuals. Tatewaki thinks that "The Pig-tailed Girl" aka Ranma's female form, loves him but is being kept away from him by the attention of Ranma. Kodachi thinks that Ranma likes her and is being kept away by the attention of the Pig-Tailed Girl ([[LoveDodecahedron in addition to Ranma's other would be suitors]]). The reason is this crosses over with ImaginaryLoveTriangle is that Ranma can't stand ''either'' of them.
** Another more minor (but even weirder) example, involves Tsubasa Kurenai, the [[{{Crossdresser}} crossdressing]] StalkerWithACrush. Tsubasa is a boy who dresses as a girl, who had a history of pursuing Ukyo (a girl who dresses as a boy). However since Ukyo believed Tsubasa to think she was a guy, she said she was with the female Ranma. But then it's revealed Tsubasa knew Ukyo was a girl all along. After a lot of rejection, Tsubasa finally loses interest in Ukyo and instead falls for Ranma's girl form. The TwoPersonLoveTriangle comes in when Ranma wishes to both get away from Tsubasa in his girl form, while helping Tsubasa to find love with the right gender in male form. Female Ranma calls Tsubasa out on a date, but male Ranma is the one who shows up. Eventually Tsubasa finds out the two Ranmas are the same, while Ranma discovers that he was hitting on a crossdressing guy.
12th Jan '18 7:55:51 AM Compucles
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* In ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'' Natsuru loves Sakura who loves Natsuru's [[GenderBender female persona]], then the school council president spreads a rumour that Natsuru and his female half are in fact already dating each other. HilarityEnsues.

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* In ''LightNovel/{{Kampfer}}'' Natsuru loves Sakura who loves Natsuru's [[GenderBender female persona]], then the school council president spreads a rumour that Natsuru and his female half are in fact already dating each other. HilarityEnsues. [[spoiler:However, it turns out that Sakura not only knew both his forms were the same person all along but was actually the one who provided him with the ability to transform in the first place, partly because she's a hardcore lesbian.]]
28th Nov '17 8:26:36 PM yuugame2
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* Happens in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Yugi likes Anzu, who, in turn, has fallen for the ancient pharaoh who shares his body.

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* Happens in ''Anime/YuGiOh''.''Manga/YuGiOh''. Yugi likes Anzu, who, in turn, has fallen for the ancient pharaoh who shares his body.
21st Nov '17 4:48:15 PM JoeMerl
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* ''ComicBook/PS238'' has a PuppyLove variant with Julie (a.k.a. 84), who has a mild crush both on mysterious kid superhero Moon Shadow and on Tyler Marlocke, a boy with no superpowers whatsoever. Naturally, both are the same person...

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* ''ComicBook/PS238'' has a PuppyLove variant with Julie [[FlyingBrick Julie]] (a.k.a. 84), who has seems to have a mild crush both on mysterious kid superhero [[TheCowl Moon Shadow Shadow]] and on [[MuggleBornOfMages Tyler Marlocke, Marlocke]], a boy with no superpowers whatsoever. Naturally, both are Somehow, neither she (nor most people) notice that they're the same person...person.
11th Nov '17 9:01:36 PM MasterN
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* An episode of Creator/MrT's ''World's Craziest Fools'' mentioned a couple who had a very twisted version of this. Basically, both were disillusioned with their marriage, and decided to try and start affairs using a dating website. Both found people they liked, and they bonded over Internet chat, and then decided to meet. And then they discovered that ''they had been cheating on each other [[OhCrap with each other]]''.

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* An episode of Creator/MrT's ''World's Craziest Fools'' mentioned a couple who had a very twisted version of this. Basically, both were disillusioned with their marriage, and decided to try and start affairs using a dating website. Both found people they liked, and they bonded over Internet chat, and then decided to meet. And then they discovered that ''they had been cheating on each other [[OhCrap [[EpicFail with each other]]''.
27th Oct '17 5:03:40 PM Bemont
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* ''Series/EstoyVivo'' is a Spanish series in which CowboyCop Andrés Vargas dies and is brought back to life in the body of the recently deceased Manuel Márquez. His main goal is to have his family back, and although he loves his wife dearly, she is [[DramaticIrony still in mourning for him]].
17th Oct '17 12:20:14 PM infernape612
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* An episode of MrT's ''World's Craziest Fools'' mentioned a couple who had a very twisted version of this. Basically, both were disillusioned with their marriage, and decided to try and start affairs using a dating website. Both found people they liked, and they bonded over Internet chat, and then decided to meet. And then they discovered that ''they had been cheating on each other [[OhCrap with each other]]''.

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* An episode of MrT's Creator/MrT's ''World's Craziest Fools'' mentioned a couple who had a very twisted version of this. Basically, both were disillusioned with their marriage, and decided to try and start affairs using a dating website. Both found people they liked, and they bonded over Internet chat, and then decided to meet. And then they discovered that ''they had been cheating on each other [[OhCrap with each other]]''.
17th Oct '17 12:13:28 AM mattthelurker
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-> ''"Only a guy with ''my'' nutty luck could end up being his own competition!"''
-->-- '''Peter Parker''', ''ComicBook/SpiderMan''
9th Sep '17 11:43:30 AM JulianLapostat
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* The landmark ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' satire ''Superduperman'' by Harvey Kurtzman ruthlessly parodied this concept. In that story, Clark Bent, lowly nebbish clerk in a newspaper pines for Lois Pain but has an alter-ego Superduperman who is a big, tough, bully, and at the end of the story on revealing his identity, Lois dumps him because, "Once a creep, always a creep", mocking the idea that any one part of the double identity is "more" real than the other, and that a girl should have to settle for less once the secret is revealed.
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