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2nd Jul '16 4:18:27 PM SomberCaelifera
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** In "Enlightenment" Tegan is followed around constantly by Mr Mariner, who gives her longing looks and constantly tells her how amazing, unique and fascinating she is, but when Tegan asks if he's in love with her, he replies "What is love? I crave existence!" [[spoiler: Because he's actually an [[HumanAlien Eternal]], a being from outside of reality, who can only interact with reality by using the memories and imagination of an Elemental (someone who exists in reality) who happens to find Tegan's mind the most interesting Elemental mind that he has encountered.]]

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** In "Enlightenment" Tegan is followed around constantly by Mr Mariner, who gives her longing looks and constantly tells her how amazing, unique and fascinating she is, but when Tegan asks if he's in love with her, he replies "What is love? I crave existence!" [[spoiler: Because he's actually an [[HumanAlien Eternal]], a being from outside of reality, who can only interact with reality by using the memories and imagination of an Elemental Ephemeral (someone who exists in reality) who happens to find Tegan's mind the most interesting Elemental Ephemeral mind that he has encountered.]]
29th Jun '16 7:35:13 AM Cuddles
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** Although oddly enough it's later revealed that she was originally a normal human - a married one who was in love with her husband before he cheated on her - before becoming a demon. Presumably this was a retcon, since otherwise there seems no explanation for why the series previously treated her as having no idea how humans worked at all.



* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', Viconia does have a concept of what love is but, being from a race where sex is used for either only pleasure or to have power over somebody, is quite unfamiliar with the more intimate aspects, such as cuddling, and is quite confused when she starts to "feel an ache" whenever your apart.

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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', Viconia does have a concept of what love is but, being from a race where sex is used for either only pleasure or to have power over somebody, is quite unfamiliar with the more intimate aspects, such as cuddling, and is quite confused when she starts to "feel an ache" whenever your you're apart.
29th Jun '16 7:05:28 AM Cuddles
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* Subverted in the [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finnish]] ''[[Series/DoctorWho Doctor Who]]'' audio drama ''The Cannibalists''. Lucie asks a robot why he writes poetry:

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* Subverted in the [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finnish]] Finish]] ''[[Series/DoctorWho Doctor Who]]'' audio drama ''The Cannibalists''. Lucie asks a robot why he writes poetry:



* In the [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finnish]] ''[[Series/DoctorWho Doctor Who]]'' audio drama ''The Zygon Who Fell To Earth'', a Zygon asks "What is this 'love'?" Another Zygon, who has been disguised as a 1980s record company boss, explains it's "a money-making scam of the humans".

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* In the [[AudioPlay/BigFinishDoctorWho Big Finnish]] Finish]] ''[[Series/DoctorWho Doctor Who]]'' audio drama ''The Zygon Who Fell To Earth'', a Zygon asks "What is this 'love'?" Another Zygon, who has been disguised as a 1980s record company boss, explains it's "a money-making scam of the humans".
26th Jun '16 12:35:42 PM nombretomado
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* In ''BaldursGate 2'', Viconia does have a concept of what love is but, being from a race where sex is used for either only pleasure or to have power over somebody, is quite unfamiliar with the more intimate aspects, such as cuddling, and is quite confused when she starts to "feel an ache" whenever your apart.
* Gently spoofed in the VideoGame/TeamFortress2 "WAR!" comic, where [[MissionControl The Administrator]] has to ask her assistant exactly what friends ''do'' together.

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* In ''BaldursGate 2'', ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'', Viconia does have a concept of what love is but, being from a race where sex is used for either only pleasure or to have power over somebody, is quite unfamiliar with the more intimate aspects, such as cuddling, and is quite confused when she starts to "feel an ache" whenever your apart.
* Gently spoofed in the VideoGame/TeamFortress2 ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' "WAR!" comic, where [[MissionControl The Administrator]] has to ask her assistant exactly what friends ''do'' together.
23rd Jun '16 8:50:19 AM IamTheCaligula
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* In Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', WALL•E wordlessly ponders the gesture of hand-holding in his movie Hello Dolly (and does discover its true meaning).

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* In Pixar's ''WesternAnimation/WallE'', WALL•E the title character wordlessly ponders the gesture of hand-holding in his movie Hello Dolly (and does discover its true meaning).
17th Jun '16 7:53:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' uses the catchphrase "What is 'Kiss'?" to mock this trope when a character reacts to a kiss with confusion, usually due to the actor's [[{{Narm}} failure to emote properly]]. The quote "What is 'Kiss'" is often attributed to ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'' or ''Franchise/StarTrek'', although the exact phrase was not used in either of these sources. The phase "what is 'kiss'?" is used verbatim in a skit of ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'', with the discovery of the garden store natives. Followed a few seconds later by "what is 'handjob'?"

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* ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' uses the catchphrase "What is 'Kiss'?" to mock this trope when a character reacts to a kiss with confusion, usually due to the actor's [[{{Narm}} failure to emote properly]]. The quote "What is 'Kiss'" is often attributed to ''Film/ForbiddenPlanet'' or ''Franchise/StarTrek'', although the exact phrase was not used in either of these sources. The phase "what is 'kiss'?" is used verbatim in a skit of ''ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'', ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'', with the discovery of the garden store natives. Followed a few seconds later by "what is 'handjob'?"
7th Jun '16 10:13:15 PM Pontifex
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* ''Series/PersonOfInterest'': In "Synecdoche," the Machine reveals [[spoiler:she loved Root]].
-->[[spoiler:'''Finch:''': "I don't expect you to understand the loss of Ms. Groves.]]
-->[[spoiler:'''The Machine:''': "But I do understand. I loved her. You taught me how."]]
26th May '16 2:11:54 PM maocha
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* In the Stargate Universe fanfic [http://archiveofourown.org/works/578387/ Force over Distance] the AI of the ship Destiny plays an integral role in the plot. The chapter 'Infinite Loops' is written from the AI's POV, and in this it discusses human feelings with Dr. Rush, who tries to put the concept of love into a mathematical function. The question of dignity and personal agenda of an artificial intelligence is a reoccuring theme throughout the story.
* In the Pacific Rim story [http://archiveofourown.org/works/927457/ Designations congruent with Things] by the same author, Newton has a heartfelt discussion about romantic relationships with the AI of a self-driving car.

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* In the Stargate Universe fanfic [http://archiveofourown.''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/578387/ Force over Distance] Distance]]'' the AI of the ship Destiny plays an integral role in the plot. The chapter 'Infinite Loops' is written from the AI's POV, and in this it discusses human feelings with Dr. Rush, who tries to put the concept of love into a mathematical function. The question of dignity and personal agenda of an artificial intelligence is a reoccuring theme throughout the story.
* In the Pacific Rim story [http://archiveofourown.org/works/927457/ ''[[http://archiveofourown.org/works/927457 Designations congruent Congruent with Things] Things]]'' by the same author, Newton has a heartfelt discussion about romantic relationships with the AI of a self-driving car.
26th May '16 2:09:10 PM maocha
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* In the Stargate Universe fanfic [http://archiveofourown.org/works/578387/ Force over Distance] the AI of the ship Destiny plays an integral role in the plot. The chapter 'Infinite Loops' is written from the AI's POV, and in this it discusses human feelings with Dr. Rush, who tries to put the concept of love into a mathematical function. The question of dignity and personal agenda of an artificial intelligence is a reoccuring theme throughout the story.
* In the Pacific Rim story [http://archiveofourown.org/works/927457/ Designations congruent with Things] by the same author, Newton has a heartfelt discussion about romantic relationships with the AI of a self-driving car.
11th May '16 10:39:45 AM erforce
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* Inverted by Cameron in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', in love with John from the get-go. Her human companions are constantly telling her she can't feel, despite obvious displays of emotion on her part and her pointedly stating that she wouldn't be much use if she couldn't feel. Sometimes she plays this up, however, denying she can feel when clearly upset, annoyed, jealous or shocked.

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* Inverted by Cameron in ''Series/TheSarahConnorChronicles'', ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'', in love with John from the get-go. Her human companions are constantly telling her she can't feel, despite obvious displays of emotion on her part and her pointedly stating that she wouldn't be much use if she couldn't feel. Sometimes she plays this up, however, denying she can feel when clearly upset, annoyed, jealous or shocked.
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