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20th Jan '17 8:46:13 PM kazokuhouou
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*** Cordelia's expy Caeldori states, in her supports with the Male Avatar, that she used to be a mix of this and SmittenTeenageGirl. She once had a deep crush on her caretaker [[spoiler: from the Deeprealms]] but had her feelings rejected, and she's apparently been through such experiences more than once. Still, she can be romanced by other guys (the Male Avatar included) without much trouble.

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*** Cordelia's expy [[spoiler: and, in the ''Revelation'' path, possible granddaughter]] Caeldori states, in her supports with the Male Avatar, that she used to be a mix of this and SmittenTeenageGirl. She once had a deep crush on her caretaker [[spoiler: from the Deeprealms]] but had her feelings rejected, and she's apparently been through such experiences more than once. Still, she can be romanced by other guys (the Male Avatar included) without much trouble.
15th Dec '16 9:20:36 PM Chabal2
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* ''{{VideoGame/Drakengard}}'': Furiae is a BarrierMaiden preventing the coming of the Apocalypse by a number of seals that are successively broken by the Empire, causing her ever-greater pain, in addition to the fact that the man she loves is unaware of her feelings for him (and when he finds out, rejects her), causing her death in all story branches ([[CameBackWrong and rebirth into...]] [[HumanoidAbomination something... in one]]). All in all, it's a shame that man was [[spoiler:her own brother Caim]].
24th Nov '16 12:25:39 PM PrincessGwen
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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Felicia's older sister and fellow NinjaMaid Flora is strongly implied to have a crush on the Avatar's BattleButler Jakob, and even tries to give him a LoveConfession in-story but [[AbortedDeclarationOfLove he interrupts her]]. What happens to her is different, according to what path is chosen... [[spoiler: In the Hoshido path, she commits suicide after a huge BreakTheCutie process completely shatters her. In the Nohr path she stays an ally, and can potentially [[SecondLove be romanced by a male Avatar]]. In the ''Revelations'' path, she must run away with the survivors of her tribe but can potentially be recruited later ''and'' have the Male Avatar as a SecondLove.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Felicia's older sister and fellow NinjaMaid Flora is strongly implied to have a crush on the Avatar's BattleButler Jakob, and even tries to give him a LoveConfession in-story but [[AbortedDeclarationOfLove he interrupts her]]. What happens to her is different, according to what path is chosen... [[spoiler: In the Hoshido ''Birthright'' path, she commits suicide after a huge BreakTheCutie process completely shatters her. In the Nohr ''Conquest'' path she stays an ally, and can potentially [[SecondLove be romanced by a male Avatar]]. In the ''Revelations'' ''Revelation'' path, she must run away with the survivors of her tribe but can potentially be recruited later ''and'' have the Male Avatar as a SecondLove.]]
22nd Nov '16 8:45:52 AM GlitteringFlowers
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*** Sylvia also is this in the Oosawa manga. She fell in love with Lewyn [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe after he showed her the kindness nobody else would]] and proclaims her feelings for him more than once. However, Lewyn already has feelings for Ferry, whom he professes his love to during the Silessa arc, after apologizing to Sylvia due to being unable to like her back. When she confronts Ferry about it, Sylvia explains her backstory and then runs away crying.

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*** Ironically, ''Lana'' herself can potentially fit in as well if she doesn't get paired up with anyone. She will mourn about Seliph not noticing her crush on him, but if she stays single she doesn't tell him either.
*** Sylvia also is this in the Oosawa manga. She fell in love with Lewyn [[BecauseYouWereNiceToMe after he showed her the kindness nobody else would]] and proclaims her feelings for him more than once. However, Lewyn already has feelings for Ferry, whom he professes his love to during the Silessa arc, after apologizing to Sylvia due to being unable to like her back. When she confronts Ferry about it, rather than issuing a challenge over Lewyn like in the game, Sylvia explains her backstory and then runs away crying.



** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Felicia's older sister and fellow NinjaMaid Flora is strongly implied to have a crush on the Avatar's BattleButler Jakob, and even tries to give him a LoveConfession in-story but [[AbortedDeclarationOfLove he interrupts her]]. What happens to her is different, according to what path is chosen... [[spoiler: In the Hoshido path, she commits suicide after a huge BreakTheCutie process completely shatters her. In the Nohr path she stays an ally, and can potentially [[SecondLove be romanced by a male Avatar]]. In the ''Invisible Kingdom'' path, she must run away with the survivors of her tribe but can be recruited later ''and'' have the Male Avatar as a SecondLove.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Felicia's older sister and fellow NinjaMaid Flora is strongly implied to have a crush on the Avatar's BattleButler Jakob, and even tries to give him a LoveConfession in-story but [[AbortedDeclarationOfLove he interrupts her]]. What happens to her is different, according to what path is chosen... [[spoiler: In the Hoshido path, she commits suicide after a huge BreakTheCutie process completely shatters her. In the Nohr path she stays an ally, and can potentially [[SecondLove be romanced by a male Avatar]]. In the ''Invisible Kingdom'' ''Revelations'' path, she must run away with the survivors of her tribe but can potentially be recruited later ''and'' have the Male Avatar as a SecondLove.]]
14th Nov '16 7:32:49 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted during [[spoiler: Shizune]]'s path in ''KatawaShoujo''. [[spoiler: Misha]] fits in this trope well... but [[spoiler: the person she's hopelessly in love with is ''Shizune'', not Hisao.]] Which also makes her the very rare [[spoiler: LesYay[=/=]SchoolgirlLesbians]] version of the trope.

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* Subverted during [[spoiler: Shizune]]'s path in ''KatawaShoujo''.''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo''. [[spoiler: Misha]] fits in this trope well... but [[spoiler: the person she's hopelessly in love with is ''Shizune'', not Hisao.]] Which also makes her the very rare [[spoiler: LesYay[=/=]SchoolgirlLesbians]] version of the trope.
11th Nov '16 5:40:36 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* Played with in ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'', with Mero. She ''[[InvokedTrope wants]]'' to be the Unrequited Tragic Maiden to the man she harbors affection for, eagerly stepping on the sidelines and only wanting to be a tangential part of the protagonist's harem.

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* Played with in ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'', with Mero. She ''[[InvokedTrope wants]]'' to be the Unrequited Tragic Maiden to the man she harbors affection for, eagerly stepping on the sidelines and only wanting to be a tangential part of the protagonist's harem. Later on, after she has a brush with an ''actual'' tragedy, she decides that maybe it's not all it's cracked up to be.
3rd Nov '16 6:30:18 AM Eievie
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** Tirandys to Jamethiel Dream-weaver. When their lord made a DealWithTheDevil, Tirandys followed him--partly due to MyMasterRightOrWrong, but also because he loved Jamethiel. She was already the above mentioned lord's consort, however. But oh, Tirandys loved her, and even ''3,000 years of unrequited love later'', he said:

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** Tirandys to Jamethiel Dream-weaver. When their lord made a DealWithTheDevil, Tirandys followed him--partly him, knowingly and willingly damning himself--partly due to MyMasterRightOrWrong, but also and partly because he loved Jamethiel. She was already the above mentioned lord's consort, however. But oh, though, and Tirandys didn't get get her. But oh, he loved her, and even ''3,000 years of unrequited love later'', he said:
3rd Nov '16 6:23:53 AM Eievie
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[[BaseBreakingCharacter Fan reactions to her tend to be mixed.]] Many fans will cheer and push for the Maiden's success, to the extent of calling TheHero an UngratefulBastard if he doesn't fall at the girl's feet (because the--more often than not '''never asked for'''--pining and sacrifices are seen by fans [[EntitledToHaveYou as him owing her affection or sex, no matter what he actually thinks or says]]) or SlutShaming any possible female love rival (because TheHero is seen as [[DoubleStandard a tool of women's validation]] and some think that women [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy shouldn't act on their own romantic feelings if it interferes with others's]]); and if the Maiden doesn't succeed, much bashing of ''the author'' shall be expected. On the other hand, others will turn against the Maiden and call her insulting names, from "idiot" to "bitch" to "slut" to "bad example for women": this is especially obvious if either TheHero has another prospective love interest or female friend [[RealWomenDontWearDresses who's perceived as being "stronger" and "cooler"]] than the maiden herself (because again, TheHero is a tool for women's validation, and a woman seen as "strong" will not be fully completed if she doesn't have a love interest), or the Maiden has a second prospective male love interest whose canon-or-not feelings she passes up on to favor TheHero (because a woman's feelings for Man 1 are automatically less important than Man 2's feelings for her, and she OWES Man 2 affection no matter what).

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[[BaseBreakingCharacter Fan reactions to her tend to be mixed.]] Many fans will cheer and push for the Maiden's success, to the extent of calling TheHero an UngratefulBastard if he doesn't fall at the girl's feet (because the--more often than not '''never asked for'''--pining and sacrifices are seen by fans [[EntitledToHaveYou as him owing her affection or sex, no matter what he actually thinks or says]]) or SlutShaming any possible female love rival (because TheHero is seen as [[DoubleStandard a tool of women's validation]] and some think that women [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy shouldn't act on their own romantic feelings if it interferes with others's]]); and if the Maiden doesn't succeed, much bashing of ''the author'' shall be expected. On the other hand, others will turn against the Maiden and call her insulting names, from "idiot" to "bitch" to "slut" to "bad example for women": this is especially obvious if either TheHero has another prospective love interest or female friend [[RealWomenDontWearDresses who's perceived as being "stronger" and "cooler"]] than the maiden herself (because again, TheHero is a tool for women's validation, and a woman seen as "strong" will not be fully completed if she doesn't have a love interest), or the Maiden has a second prospective male love interest whose canon-or-not feelings she passes up on to favor TheHero (because a woman's feelings for Man 1 are automatically less important than Man 2's feelings for her, and she OWES ''owes'' Man 2 affection no matter what).



** Duck has an [[UnrequitedLove unrequited crush]] on [[PrinceCharming Mytho]], and at first she thinks that he'll take notice of her once she starts helping him as [[MagicalGirl Princess Tutu]], but soon she discovers that because she's Tutu, [[StarCrossedLovers she'll die if she ever confesses her love to him]]. Not to mention that although Mytho falls in love with Tutu, [[LovesMyAlterEgo he never finds out that Duck is Tutu]], and only thinks of her as a friend. Ultimately [[SubvertedTrope subverted]], though, when she realizes that [[spoiler: [[LovingAShadow she was never really in love with him to begin with]] - she ''does'' care greatly for Mytho, but more outta admiration than romantic love]]; therefore she refuses to give up hope as [[spoiler: [[MadArtist Drosselmeyer]]]] clearly intended her to, and [[spoiler: she falls in love with ''another'' man... Fakir, TheLancer to Mytho and the local KnightInSourArmor.]]

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** Duck has an [[UnrequitedLove unrequited crush]] on [[PrinceCharming Mytho]], and at first she thinks that he'll take notice of her once she starts helping him as [[MagicalGirl Princess Tutu]], but soon she discovers that because she's Tutu, [[StarCrossedLovers she'll die if she ever confesses her love to him]]. Not to mention that although Mytho falls in love with Tutu, [[LovesMyAlterEgo he never finds out that Duck is Tutu]], and only thinks of her as a friend. Ultimately [[SubvertedTrope subverted]], though, when she realizes that [[spoiler: [[LovingAShadow she was never really in love with him to begin with]] - she with]]--she ''does'' care greatly for Mytho, but more outta admiration than romantic love]]; therefore she refuses to give up hope as [[spoiler: [[MadArtist Drosselmeyer]]]] clearly intended her to, and [[spoiler: she falls in love with ''another'' man... Fakir, TheLancer to Mytho and the local KnightInSourArmor.]]



* In the original story of Creator/HansChristianAndersen's fairy tale, "Literature/TheLittleMermaid", the mermaid rescues and falls in love with a prince. He marries a different girl whom he believes had rescued him, and who actually ''did'' help in his rescue (and in some versions she ''was'' actually his betrothed from before the mermaid incident happened). Because she was unsuccesful in making the prince fall in love with her, the mermaid turns to sea foam, choosing his happiness over her own life. In some versions she is rewarded for her sacrifice with a new life as an air sprite, during which time she will earn a soul (mermaids don't naturally have them) and go to Heaven.

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* In the original story of Creator/HansChristianAndersen's fairy tale, "Literature/TheLittleMermaid", ''Literature/TheLittleMermaid'', the mermaid rescues and falls in love with a prince. He marries a different girl whom he believes had rescued him, and who actually ''did'' help in his rescue (and in some versions she ''was'' actually his betrothed from before the mermaid incident happened). Because she was unsuccesful in making the prince fall in love with her, the mermaid turns to sea foam, choosing his happiness over her own life. In some versions she is rewarded for her sacrifice with a new life as an air sprite, during which time she will earn a soul (mermaids don't naturally have them) and go to Heaven.



* Rebecca of York to Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}, due entirely to the fact that she's [[ValuesDissonance Jewish]]. She warns Ivanhoe not to fall for her at their first meeting and does a graceful IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy bow out at the end allowing [[FirstGirlWins Rowena]] and Ivanhoe to be together and devotes the rest of her life to doing good works. Notable in that even the ''author'' [[FanPreferredCouple preferred]] Rebecca and Ivanhoe, but couldn't pair them up due to MoralGuardians.

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* ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'': Rebecca of York to Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}, Ivanhoe, due entirely to the fact that she's [[ValuesDissonance Jewish]]. She warns Ivanhoe not to fall for her at their first meeting and does a graceful IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy bow out at the end allowing [[FirstGirlWins Rowena]] and Ivanhoe to be together and devotes the rest of her life to doing good works. Notable in that even the ''author'' [[FanPreferredCouple preferred]] Rebecca and Ivanhoe, but couldn't pair them up due to MoralGuardians.


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*''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheKencyrath'' has two {{Gender Inverted|Trope}} examples:
** Dally to Jame. He's her first friend in Tai-tastigon, and as good a friend as you can imagine, trusting and honest. He loves Jame, so he just keeps being a really good friend, hoping she'll start liking him too. But unfortunately for him, she's never shown any interest like that in non-Kencyr. In the end, [[spoiler:Dally gets killed]].
**Tirandys to Jamethiel Dream-weaver. When their lord made a DealWithTheDevil, Tirandys followed him--partly due to MyMasterRightOrWrong, but also because he loved Jamethiel. She was already the above mentioned lord's consort, however. But oh, Tirandys loved her, and even ''3,000 years of unrequited love later'', he said:
--->'''Tirandys''': She was only his tool and may yet save her compromised honor by choosing to disobey him. I would gladly give what remains of both my honor and soul to see that.
18th Oct '16 2:21:19 PM Eievie
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[[BaseBreakingCharacter Fan reactions to her tend to be mixed.]] Many fans will cheer and push for the Maiden's success, to the extent of calling TheHero an UngratefulBastard if he doesn't fall at the girl's feet (because the more often than not '''never asked for''' pining and sacrifices are seen by fans [[EntitledToHaveYou as him owing her affection or sex no matter what he actually thinks or says]]) or SlutShaming any possible female love rival (because TheHero is seen as [[DoubleStandard a tool of women's validation]] and some think that women [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy shouldn't act on their own romantic feelings if it interferes with others's]]); and if the Maiden doesn't succeed, much bashing of ''the author'' shall be expected. On the other hand, others will turn against the Maiden and call her insulting names, from "idiot" to "bitch" to "slut" to "bad example for women": this is especially obvious if either TheHero has another prospective love interest or female friend [[RealWomenDontWearDresses who's perceived as being "stronger" and "cooler"]] than the maiden herself (because again, TheHero is a tool for women's validation, and a woman seen as "strong" will not be fully completed if she doesn't have a love interest), or the Maiden has a second prospective male love interest whose canon-or-not feelings she passes up on to favor TheHero (because a woman's feelings for Man 1 are automatically less important than Man 2's feelings for her, and she OWES Man 2 affection no matter what).

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[[BaseBreakingCharacter Fan reactions to her tend to be mixed.]] Many fans will cheer and push for the Maiden's success, to the extent of calling TheHero an UngratefulBastard if he doesn't fall at the girl's feet (because the more the--more often than not '''never asked for''' pining for'''--pining and sacrifices are seen by fans [[EntitledToHaveYou as him owing her affection or sex sex, no matter what he actually thinks or says]]) or SlutShaming any possible female love rival (because TheHero is seen as [[DoubleStandard a tool of women's validation]] and some think that women [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy shouldn't act on their own romantic feelings if it interferes with others's]]); and if the Maiden doesn't succeed, much bashing of ''the author'' shall be expected. On the other hand, others will turn against the Maiden and call her insulting names, from "idiot" to "bitch" to "slut" to "bad example for women": this is especially obvious if either TheHero has another prospective love interest or female friend [[RealWomenDontWearDresses who's perceived as being "stronger" and "cooler"]] than the maiden herself (because again, TheHero is a tool for women's validation, and a woman seen as "strong" will not be fully completed if she doesn't have a love interest), or the Maiden has a second prospective male love interest whose canon-or-not feelings she passes up on to favor TheHero (because a woman's feelings for Man 1 are automatically less important than Man 2's feelings for her, and she OWES Man 2 affection no matter what).



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16th Oct '16 4:34:25 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' has a few of these [[LauncherOfAThousandShips due to most characters being given multiple romantic partners]].
** The {{Trope codifier}}s for FireEmblem come from [[FireEmblemAkaneia from the Archanea continent]]. Not only that, but they're sisters: the LadyOfWar and the eldest of the Pegasus Knights sisters, Palla, is in love with the cavalier Abel [[spoiler: who marries her youngest sister Est]], while her second sister Catria has feelings for Marth [[ChildhoodFriendRomance who is already in love with Princess Caeda.]]

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' has a few of these [[LauncherOfAThousandShips due to most characters being given multiple romantic partners]].
** The {{Trope codifier}}s for FireEmblem ''Fire Emblem'' come from [[FireEmblemAkaneia [[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia from the Archanea continent]]. Not only that, but they're sisters: the LadyOfWar and the eldest of the Pegasus Knights sisters, Palla, is in love with the cavalier Abel [[spoiler: who marries her youngest sister Est]], while her second sister Catria has feelings for Marth [[ChildhoodFriendRomance who is already in love with Princess Caeda.]]



** FireEmblemTheSacredStones has the VERY {{rare male example}}: [[spoiler: Prince Lyon of Grado, who has always had feelings for Princess Eirika and a very complicated bond with Prince Ephraim. Then it all goes FromBadToWorse...]]

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** FireEmblemTheSacredStones VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones has the VERY {{rare male example}}: [[spoiler: Prince Lyon of Grado, who has always had feelings for Princess Eirika and a very complicated bond with Prince Ephraim. Then it all goes FromBadToWorse...]]
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