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20th Aug '16 1:32:22 PM IniuriaTalis
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Characters tend to hold on to one love for their whole lives, even if their. One obvious case is Jiraiya, who kept his unrequited feelings for Tsunade from when they were teenagers until when they were old [[spoiler:and died right before she was finally going to give him a chance]]. Another is Obito, whose crush Rin never liked him back and died when they were children, [[spoiler:prompting him to dedicate his entire life to getting back at the world that took her from him, his love never wavering]]. Even [[spoiler:Karin]] never stops loving [[spoiler:Sasuke]], but just decides [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy to let him be happy with another]]. The only cases of someone moving on from a crush to be with someone else are Ino, whose feelings for Sasuke were never serious anyway, and [[spoiler:Naruto]], whose crush on [[spoiler:Sakura]] was explained to be [[spoiler:more of a product of his rivalry with Sasuke than any real romantic feelings]].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Characters tend to hold on to one love for their whole lives, even if their.their object of affection can't or won't ever feel the same. One obvious case is Jiraiya, who kept his unrequited feelings for Tsunade from when they were teenagers until when they were old [[spoiler:and died right before she was finally going to give him a chance]]. Another is Obito, whose crush Rin never liked him back and died when they were children, [[spoiler:prompting him to dedicate his entire life to getting back at the world that took her from him, his love never wavering]]. Even [[spoiler:Karin]] never stops loving [[spoiler:Sasuke]], but just decides [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy to let him be happy with another]]. The only cases of someone moving on from a crush to be with someone else are Ino, whose feelings for Sasuke were never serious anyway, and [[spoiler:Naruto]], whose crush on [[spoiler:Sakura]] was explained to be [[spoiler:more of a product of his rivalry with Sasuke than any real romantic feelings]].
20th Aug '16 1:28:24 PM IniuriaTalis
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'': Characters tend to hold on to one love for their whole lives, even if their. One obvious case is Jiraiya, who kept his unrequited feelings for Tsunade from when they were teenagers until when they were old [[spoiler:and died right before she was finally going to give him a chance]]. Another is Obito, whose crush Rin never liked him back and died when they were children, [[spoiler:prompting him to dedicate his entire life to getting back at the world that took her from him, his love never wavering]]. Even [[spoiler:Karin]] never stops loving [[spoiler:Sasuke]], but just decides [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy to let him be happy with another]]. The only cases of someone moving on from a crush to be with someone else are Ino, whose feelings for Sasuke were never serious anyway, and [[spoiler:Naruto]], whose crush on [[spoiler:Sakura]] was explained to be [[spoiler:more of a product of his rivalry with Sasuke than any real romantic feelings]].
7th Aug '16 3:38:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', [[spoiler:Snape was in love with Lily through their childhood and Hogwarts years. Lily refused to associate herself with him after he broke all the trust she had in him. Lily instead ended up with his archnemesis and rival, James Potter, whom had taken down his ego since their last encounter. They had a child named Harry, then they died and Harry grew up to become a student of Snape, who treats Harry like shit because his dad is James� and because he's still angry and in love with Lily, long after her death, as he demonstrated with his Patronus, causing [[TearJerker Dumbledore to tear up]].]]

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', [[spoiler:Snape was in love with Lily through their childhood and Hogwarts years. Lily refused to associate herself with him after he broke all the trust she had in him. Lily instead ended up with his archnemesis and rival, James Potter, whom had taken down his ego since their last encounter. They had a child named Harry, then they died and Harry grew up to become a student of Snape, who treats Harry like shit because his dad is James� James... and because he's still angry and in love with Lily, long after her death, as he demonstrated with his Patronus, causing [[TearJerker Dumbledore to tear up]].]]



* Yvonne Elliman's, "If I Can't Have You"[[note]]''Not'' to be confused with [[IfICantHaveYou the trope�]][[/note]]

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* Yvonne Elliman's, "If I Can't Have You"[[note]]''Not'' to be confused with [[IfICantHaveYou the trope�]][[/note]]trope...]][[/note]]
7th Aug '16 3:35:51 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', [[spoiler:Snape was in love with Lily through their childhood and Hogwarts years. Lily refused to associate herself with him after he broke all the trust she had in him. Lily instead ended up with his archnemesis and rival, James Potter, whom had taken down his ego since their last encounter. They had a child named Harry, then they died and Harry grew up to become a student of Snape, who treats Harry like shit because his dad is James… and because he's still angry and in love with Lily, long after her death, as he demonstrated with his Patronus, causing [[TearJerker Dumbledore to tear up]].]]
-->"After all this time?"
-->"Always."
** Also, [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Moaning Myrtle]] pops up in every other book to complain about how Harry never visits her. Then again, she's stuck as a thirteen(ish)-year-old girl forever, so it kind of fits.
** According to [[AllThereInTheManual Pottermore]], [[IronLady Professor McGonagall]] turned down a proposal from her {{Muggle}} boyfriend because she was afraid she would have to give up magic like her mother did. He married someone else, but [=McGonagall=] didn't move on until after he had died.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', [[spoiler:Snape was in love with Lily through their childhood and Hogwarts years. Lily refused to associate herself with him after he broke all the trust she had in him. Lily instead ended up with his archnemesis and rival, James Potter, whom had taken down his ego since their last encounter. They had a child named Harry, then they died and Harry grew up to become a student of Snape, who treats Harry like shit because his dad is James… James� and because he's still angry and in love with Lily, long after her death, as he demonstrated with his Patronus, causing [[TearJerker Dumbledore to tear up]].]]
-->"After all this time?"
time?"
-->"Always."
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** Also, [[OurGhostsAreDifferent Moaning Myrtle]] pops up in every other book to complain about how Harry never visits her. Then again, she's stuck as a thirteen(ish)-year-old girl forever, so it kind of fits.
fits.
** According to [[AllThereInTheManual Pottermore]], [[IronLady Professor McGonagall]] turned down a proposal from her {{Muggle}} boyfriend because she was afraid she would have to give up magic like her mother did. He married someone else, but [=McGonagall=] didn't move on until after he had died.



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* Yvonne Elliman's, "If I Can't Have You"[[note]]''Not'' to be confused with [[IfICantHaveYou the trope…]][[/note]]

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* Yvonne Elliman's, "If I Can't Have You"[[note]]''Not'' to be confused with [[IfICantHaveYou the trope…]][[/note]]trope�]][[/note]]



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* On ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Kaldur is still pining after Tula five years after she chose Garth [[spoiler:and she ''died''. An excuse he uses to infiltrate The Light]].

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* On ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Kaldur is still pining after Tula five years after she chose Garth [[spoiler:and she ''died''. An excuse he uses to infiltrate The Light]].



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* A sad reality for many people who cannot bring themselves to move on, even if they know that they should.

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* A sad reality for many people who cannot bring themselves to move on, even if they know that they should.


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6th Jun '16 1:54:41 PM Doug86
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* [[DivineComedy Dante Alighieri]] and Beatrice, not just in real life but even in his poetry.

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* [[DivineComedy [[Literature/TheDivineComedy Dante Alighieri]] and Beatrice, not just in real life but even in his poetry.
5th Jun '16 8:10:31 AM Eievie
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->''"Unrequited love -- it's fantastic, because it never has to change, it never has to grow up, and it never has to die!"''

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->''"Unrequited love -- it's love--it's fantastic, because it never has to change, it never has to grow up, and it never has to die!"''



If someone is desperately in love, but finds it unrequited, they might either [[LoveMakesYouEvil go]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy bon]][[{{Yandere}} kers]], or follow a thought like "[[IfICantHaveYou if ''you'' don't want to be with me, no one will]]!" and choose solitude or at least [[CelibateHero celibacy]] for the rest of their life.

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If someone is desperately in love, but finds it unrequited, they might either [[LoveMakesYouEvil go]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy bon]][[{{Yandere}} kers]], or follow a thought like "[[IfICantHaveYou if "If ''you'' don't want to be with me, no one will]]!" will!" and choose solitude or at least [[CelibateHero celibacy]] for the rest of their life.



If in the form of such a [[HeroicVow vow]], it often causes {{Inner Monologue}}s and moral conflicts, since the character must keep a balance between suppressing their feelings for the person (to prevent IfICantHaveYou) and abandoning their self-chosen duty. The concept of CourtlyLove is similar, based on cultivating a chaste loyalty to one's beloved when s/he is a socially unacceptable match.

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If in the form of such a [[HeroicVow vow]], it often causes {{Inner Monologue}}s and moral conflicts, since the character must keep a balance between suppressing their feelings for the person (to prevent IfICantHaveYou) and abandoning their self-chosen duty. The concept of CourtlyLove is similar, based on cultivating a chaste loyalty to one's beloved when s/he is they're a socially unacceptable match.
20th May '16 1:58:43 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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-->-- '''Vince''', ''QueerAsFolk''

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24th Apr '16 7:09:17 AM Wuz
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If someone is desperately in love, but finds it unrequited, they might either [[LoveMakesYouEvil go]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy bon]][[{{Yandere}} kers]], or follow a thought like "if ''you'' don't want to be with me, no one will]]!" and choose solitude or at least [[CelibateHero celibacy]] for the rest of their life.

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If someone is desperately in love, but finds it unrequited, they might either [[LoveMakesYouEvil go]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy bon]][[{{Yandere}} kers]], or follow a thought like "if "[[IfICantHaveYou if ''you'' don't want to be with me, no one will]]!" and choose solitude or at least [[CelibateHero celibacy]] for the rest of their life.
16th Apr '16 8:46:17 AM johnnye
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If someone is in love unrequitedly really, really strongly and desperately, they might either [[LoveMakesYouEvil go]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy bon]][[{{Yandere}} kers]] -- or… follow a thought like "[[IfICantHaveYou if]] ''[[IfICantHaveYou you]]'' [[IfICantHaveYou don't]] ''[[IfICantHaveYou want to]]'' [[IfICantHaveYou have me, no one should]]!" and choose solitude or at least [[CelibateHero celibacy]] for the rest of their life.

Often, this trope is similar to "pledging loyalty" to the beloved person and trying to be "loyal" regardless of what the person in question actually thinks of the character. Seeing (or at least feeling) the idea of loving another as some sort of betrayal. In that way, it is kind of a passive version of StalkerWithACrush, but with much less actively obsessive behaviour and more IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy involved.

If in the form of such a [[HeroicVow vow]], it often causes {{Inner Monologue}}s and moral conflicts, since the character must keep a balance between suppressing their feelings for the person (to prevent IfICantHaveYou and such) and abandoning their self-chosen duty.
Common reasons for choosing solitude because of unrequited love are not being able to ever love anyone else or still loving the certain person forever, although the love is unrequited.

Often, especially if the admirer and the subject of love formerly were JustFriends, this leads to extreme regret about the events that caused the love to be unrequited.

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If someone is desperately in love unrequitedly really, really strongly and desperately, love, but finds it unrequited, they might either [[LoveMakesYouEvil go]] [[LoveMakesYouCrazy bon]][[{{Yandere}} kers]] -- or… kers]], or follow a thought like "[[IfICantHaveYou if]] ''[[IfICantHaveYou you]]'' [[IfICantHaveYou don't]] ''[[IfICantHaveYou "if ''you'' don't want to]]'' [[IfICantHaveYou have to be with me, no one should]]!" will]]!" and choose solitude or at least [[CelibateHero celibacy]] for the rest of their life.

Often, this trope is similar to person will see their behaviour as "pledging loyalty" to the beloved person and trying to be "loyal" regardless of what the person in question actually thinks of the character. Seeing (or at least feeling) them. They may see the idea of loving another another, or trying to get over their obsession, as some a sort of betrayal. In that way, it is kind of a passive version of StalkerWithACrush, but with much less actively obsessive behaviour and more IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy involved.

(But Not Me!)

If in the form of such a [[HeroicVow vow]], it often causes {{Inner Monologue}}s and moral conflicts, since the character must keep a balance between suppressing their feelings for the person (to prevent IfICantHaveYou and such) IfICantHaveYou) and abandoning their self-chosen duty.
Common reasons for choosing solitude because
duty. The concept of unrequited love are not being able CourtlyLove is similar, based on cultivating a chaste loyalty to ever love anyone else or still loving the certain person forever, although the love one's beloved when s/he is unrequited.

a socially unacceptable match.

Often, especially if the admirer and the subject of love were formerly were JustFriends, this leads to extreme regret about the events that caused the love to be unrequited.



Not to confuse with: AllLoveIsUnrequited (due to similarity in names), {{Asexuality}} (a character fitting this trope is sometimes mistaken for asexual), StalkerWithACrush (it ''can'' lead to this, but does not necessarily do; because of [[TheUnfairSex a certain]] DoubleStandard subjects of this trope are easily considered to be this or to have such tendencies.)

Compare CelibateHero, SingleTargetSexuality, DoggedNiceGuy, IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy, LoveMakesYouCrazy, ForWantOfANail and MyGreatestFailure.

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Not to confuse be confused with: AllLoveIsUnrequited (due to similarity in names), AllLoveIsUnrequited, {{Asexuality}} (a character fitting this trope is sometimes mistaken for asexual), StalkerWithACrush (it ''can'' lead to this, but does not necessarily do; because of [[TheUnfairSex a certain]] DoubleStandard subjects of this trope are easily considered to be this or to have such tendencies.)

doesn't necessarily.

Compare CelibateHero, SingleTargetSexuality, TheLostLenore, DoggedNiceGuy, IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy, LoveMakesYouCrazy, ForWantOfANail and MyGreatestFailure.
LoveMakesYouCrazy.
8th Apr '16 11:34:48 AM aye_amber
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* May or may not be the case with "Lovesong" by TheCure, depending on your interpretation.

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* May or may not be the case with "Lovesong" by TheCure, Music/TheCure, depending on your interpretation.



* "100" by Brandi Carlile.
-->''I always think about you\\

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* "100" by Brandi Carlile.
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ddz7MZCMG8 "Watching You Watching Him"]] has this twice over. The singer loves the subject, who loves a third person, who doesn't love her.
-->I love you \\
From the bottom of my heart \\
And that's not gonna' change \\
But things look grim \\
When I am watching you watch him\\

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ddz7MZCMG8 "Watching You Watching Him"]] has this twice over. The singer loves the subject, who loves a third person, who doesn't love her.
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love you \\
you\\
From the bottom of my heart \\
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And that's not gonna' change \\
change\\
But things look grim \\
grim\\
When I am watching you watch him\\

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* [[spoiler:Kaire]] in ''VideoGame/{{Quintessence}}''.
* [[spoiler:Gudrun]] in ''VideoGame/ExitFate''.

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* [[spoiler:Kaire]] [[spoiler: Kaire]] in ''VideoGame/{{Quintessence}}''.
''VideoGame/{{Quintessence}}.''
* [[spoiler:Gudrun]] [[spoiler: Gudrun]] in ''VideoGame/ExitFate''.''VideoGame/ExitFate.''
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