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1st Aug '16 8:45:38 PM JapaneseTeeth
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* ''Manga/MyMonsterSecret'': Nagisa and Youko suffer no small amount of angst because of this. Both of them have feelings for the same boy, and both of them have a ''lot'' of trouble viewing each other as romantic rivals because their friendship is so strong, meaning that neither one of them will pursue a relationship for fear of hurting the other girl. [[spoiler: They eventually get over it, with Youko being the "winner".]]
7th Jun '16 7:57:18 PM Willbyr
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* Both Physis and Jomy have this reaction to Keith Anyan in the last two episodes of ''TowardTheTerra'', each separately commenting that even though Keith has been doing everything he can to exterminate their race, they can't bring themselves to hate him. In both cases the most probable answer to WhyCantIHateYou seems to be "Because he already hates himself enough for both."

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* Both Physis and Jomy have this reaction to Keith Anyan in the last two episodes of ''TowardTheTerra'', ''Manga/TowardTheTerra'', each separately commenting that even though Keith has been doing everything he can to exterminate their race, they can't bring themselves to hate him. In both cases the most probable answer to WhyCantIHateYou seems to be "Because he already hates himself enough for both."
22nd Apr '16 10:54:13 AM JoeMerl
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** In a non-romantic example, Harry seems determined to hate Professor Grubbly-Plank, a substitute teach who is, annoyingly, more competent and beloved than his [[IntergenerationalFriendship close friend]] [[FluffyTamer Hagrid]].




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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter,'' Harry seems determined to hate Professor Grubbly-Plank, a substitute teach who is, annoyingly, more competent and beloved than his [[IntergenerationalFriendship close friend]] [[FluffyTamer Hagrid]].
22nd Apr '16 10:51:49 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter,'' there's a low-key version between [[TheHero Harry]] and [[LovableJock Cedric]], who's not only in competition with Harry, but winds up dating the girl that Harry has a crush on. The thing is, Cedric is so legitimately nice that Harry can't think of much but "that dumb pretty boy could have given me a ''better'' hint on how to win the next part of the game."
** In a non-romantic example, Harry seems determined to hate Professor Grubbly-Plank, a substitute teach who is, annoyingly, more competent and beloved than his [[IntergenerationalFriendship close friend]] [[FluffyTamer Hagrid]].
17th Apr '16 8:58:53 PM Sibrecollard
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* In ''Film/LegallyBlonde'', protagonist Elle Woods' ex-boyfriend quickly became engaged to someone else. The fiancée, Vivian, feels that she ought to hate cute and bubbly Elle, and acts the part at first, until Elle impresses her, and they bond. Meanwhile, the ex-boyfriend's disrespect for Elle ends up disgusting Vivian, and by the end of the film, they've broken up.
9th Apr '16 9:39:18 PM Steven
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* ''VideoGame/{{Undertale}}'' has Undyne, a high ranking member of the Royal Guard who is tasked to seek and kill any human she comes across to harvest their soul for the king. If you encounter her on the neutral or pacifist path, she has the intent to kill you, but she comes up with excuses that justifies her actions in the hopes that her (made up) views on humans are correct so that she won't feel guilty in killing you. Should you spare Undyne and take up Papyrus' offer in befriending Undyne, you find out that she thinks some humans are actually pretty cool according to her materials (anime) and that you remind her a lot of [[spoiler: Asgore, who she got the order from in regards to taking human souls]]. She eventually decides that hating you is no longer possible and you're actually pretty cool. Should you kill anyone after befriending her, Papyrus calls you to tell you that Undyne not only hates your guts, but she would destroy you if you ever showed up again. If you're on a no mercy run, the encounter with Undyne is more or less the same, but since she sees how much of a cold blooded murderer you are, she states that she used to think humans were cool until you came along and now she has a legitimate reason to hate and kill you.
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3rd Apr '16 4:57:41 AM TrueShadow1
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* From ''Manga/SpiritCircle'', this is how Kouko feels towards Fuuta. In their past lives, Fuuta's preincarnation Fortuna single-handedly caused a great disaster for his own purposes. Kouko, who remembered that past life, vowed to destroy Fortuna's soul so that [[DeaderThanDead he would never eve nreincarnate again]]. However, present day Fuuta is such a NiceGuy that she feels conflicted about it.
31st Mar '16 10:46:55 AM tromag
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* In an episode of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'', Darrin is fretting about meeting up with an old acquaintance who's [[TheAce smarter, richer, more successful and pretty much better at everything.]] Samantha playfully promises to hate him, but Darrin insists that it's impossible to hate him, [[NiceGuy he's just too nice]].
17th Mar '16 8:45:07 PM Vios
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* In ''Literature/GunsOfTheDawn'', Mr Northway is (by his own admission) corrupt and self-interested, and his rivalry with the Marshwic family led to its current impoverished status and the suicide of Emily's father. Emily starts out hating him, and makes this clear to him. However, this openness of disregard actually enables them to converse more freely and honestly than if they were pretending to be polite friends, and Emily finds that she's glad to have someone to correspond with who treats her as an equal adversary, doesn't assume he can trick or patronise her, and isn't put off by her barbs and criticisms.

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* In ''Literature/GunsOfTheDawn'', Mr Northway is (by his own admission) corrupt and self-interested, and his rivalry with the Marshwic family led to its current impoverished status and the suicide of Emily's father. Emily starts out hating him, and makes this clear to him. However, this openness of disregard actually enables them to converse more freely and honestly than if they were pretending to be polite friends, and Emily finds that she's glad to have someone to correspond with who treats her as an equal adversary, doesn't assume he can trick or patronise her, and isn't put off by her barbs and criticisms. They eventually end up together.
17th Mar '16 8:44:42 PM Vios
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\n* In ''Literature/GunsOfTheDawn'', Mr Northway is (by his own admission) corrupt and self-interested, and his rivalry with the Marshwic family led to its current impoverished status and the suicide of Emily's father. Emily starts out hating him, and makes this clear to him. However, this openness of disregard actually enables them to converse more freely and honestly than if they were pretending to be polite friends, and Emily finds that she's glad to have someone to correspond with who treats her as an equal adversary, doesn't assume he can trick or patronise her, and isn't put off by her barbs and criticisms.
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