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12th Oct '17 6:49:18 PM BattleMaster
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Harley Quinn to ComicBook/TheJoker. She is head over her heels in love, goes mad, gives up her life as a psychiatrist for a life of crime all for her "Mr. J" and he can't take a few moments out of his day to "rev up his Harley". He abandons her, rats her out, abuses her, tries to kill her, and yet she always ends up by his side again sooner or later. However, she's actively called out on this by pretty much the whole rest of the cast, especially {{Franchise/Batman}} and ComicBook/PoisonIvy, but is too far into MadLove to really understand why he's bad for her.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'': Harley Quinn to ComicBook/TheJoker. She is head over her heels in love, goes mad, gives up her life as a psychiatrist for a life of crime all for her "Mr. J" and he can't take a few moments out of his day to "rev up his Harley". He abandons her, rats her out, abuses her, tries to kill her, and yet she always ends up by his side again sooner or later. However, she's actively called out on this by pretty much the whole rest of the cast, especially {{Franchise/Batman}} and ComicBook/PoisonIvy, but is too far into MadLove to really understand why he's bad for her. Depictions set chronologically after the series in the DCAU do shoe that she ends up finally realizing how bad the relationship is after a stint in jail and permanently leaves the Joker as part of her attempt to go legit.
12th Oct '17 11:40:24 AM tetsuzan
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* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** Neither Stan or Francine are safe from this, Stan is a {{Jerkass}} who's [[AesopAmnesia incapable of learning any lessons]] and does such things as lie to and use his own family for his own benefit, and has forgotten his and Francine's wedding anniversary more than once. In at least one episode, Francine has actually thought about leaving him.
** However Francine is assuredly AllTakeAndNoGive despite Stan being a {{Jerkass}} is The Giver to Francine who obsessively spoils their kids while placing all the responsibility of disciplining them on him. The only time she sees anything wrong with this is when Stan tries to spend time for himself forcing her to deal with the consequences of her actions. She has also shown many instances of MoralMyopia sheís unwilling to spend time with his mother yet expects him to be okay with her parents, she can look at other men but he canít look at other woman. Even there sex life is this as itís fundamentally him meticulously mastering everything she told him she enjoys and her being disappointed that he doesnít do things that she didnít tell him she wanted him to do. Finally Stan has repeatedly given up things for Francine his time, money, even his life, and most recently his immortal soul. You have to wonder why Stan has not only repeatedly gone back to her but beg her for forgiveness in these situations.
*** FridgeBrilliance: As Stanís relationship with his mom shows this sort of relationship is all he knows.
26th Sep '17 12:30:05 PM Ciara25
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*** And please, let's ''not'' forget that whole section in Act Two where he was trying to find out who was in her wardrobe, and calls her a ''lot'' of unpleasant names in the process as well as threatening to scrag her relatively innocent godson Cherubino. Yes, he had a reason for it, and he does apologise for that one at the time, but that doesn't do much to excuse his behavior (in some productions he even hits her!).

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*** And please, let's ''not'' forget that whole section in Act Two where he was trying to find out who was in her wardrobe, and calls her a ''lot'' of unpleasant names in the process as well as threatening to scrag kill her relatively (relatively) innocent godson Cherubino. Yes, he had a reason for it, and he does apologise for that one at the time, but that doesn't do much to excuse his behavior behaviour (in some productions he even hits her!).
26th Sep '17 9:58:15 AM rjd1922
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->''After FOUR times he STILL couldn't make it to the altar? He is a BALL OF SHIT!!! WHY ARE YOU MARRYING HIM?! NOTHING indicates that he would be a good husband! Where are you spending your honeymoon: Divorce court? (...) RUN AWAY, WOMAN! RUN AWAY! Go marry that jerky guy, he at least would show up! Sure, he's a diabolical villain, but.... HE WOULD FUCKING SHOW UP!!!''

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->''After FOUR times he STILL couldn't make it to the altar? He is a BALL OF SHIT!!! WHY ARE YOU MARRYING HIM?! NOTHING indicates that he would be a good husband! Where are you spending your honeymoon: Divorce honeymoon, divorce court? (...) RUN AWAY, WOMAN! RUN AWAY! Go marry that jerky guy, he at least would show up! Sure, he's a diabolical villain, but.... HE WOULD FUCKING SHOW UP!!!''



* In ''Harvesting the Heart'' by Creator/JodiPicoult you kind of get this feeling with both characters. The book is about a woman, Paige, who leaves her doctor husband Nicholas and young son because her mother did the same and she didn't know how to mother. On Nicholas' point of view, why would you take back a woman who just leaves a young baby with and doesn't comes back for 2 months? On Paige's side, why would you get back with someone who was ready to divorce you and get a restraining order?
* Literature/InDeath series: Siobahn Brody and Patrick Roarke. Patrick beat up Brody a lot. She had a kid - Roarke - and wanted Patrick to marry her and make a proper family. Unfortunately, she supposedly didn't find out until later that he was ''already'' married, and was just using her to bear him a son. She was taken to an abuse shelter along with Roarke. However, she ended up going back to Patrick with Roarke, because she wanted her son to have a father. Unfortunately, Patrick was furious that she ran away from him ''and'' with his son. So in a combination of fury and YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness, he murdered her. Roarke was unhappy when he discovered all this years later.

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* In ''Harvesting the Heart'' by Creator/JodiPicoult you kind of get this feeling with both characters. The book is about a woman, Paige, who leaves her doctor husband Nicholas and young son because her mother did the same and she didn't know how to mother. On Nicholas' point of view, why would you take back a woman who just leaves a young baby with and doesn't comes back for 2 two months? On Paige's side, why would you get back with someone who was ready to divorce you and get a restraining order?
* Literature/InDeath ''Literature/InDeath'' series: Siobahn Brody and Patrick Roarke. Patrick beat up Brody a lot. She had a kid - Roarke - and wanted Patrick to marry her and make a proper family. Unfortunately, she supposedly didn't find out until later that he was ''already'' married, and was just using her to bear him a son. She was taken to an abuse shelter along with Roarke. However, she ended up going back to Patrick with Roarke, because she wanted her son to have a father. Unfortunately, Patrick was furious that she ran away from him ''and'' with his son. So in a combination of fury and YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness, he murdered her. Roarke was unhappy when he discovered all this years later.
30th Aug '17 12:21:56 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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->''[[RunawayGroom After FOUR times he STILL couldn't make it to the altar?]] He is a BALL OF SHIT!!! WHY ARE YOU MARRYING HIM?! NOTHING indicates that he would be a good husband! Where are you spending your honeymoon: Divorce court? (...) RUN AWAY, WOMAN! RUN AWAY! Go marry that jerky guy, he at least would show up! Sure, [[ObviouslyEvil he's a diabolical villain]], but.... HE WOULD FUCKING SHOW UP!!!''

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->''[[RunawayGroom After ->''After FOUR times he STILL couldn't make it to the altar?]] altar? He is a BALL OF SHIT!!! WHY ARE YOU MARRYING HIM?! NOTHING indicates that he would be a good husband! Where are you spending your honeymoon: Divorce court? (...) RUN AWAY, WOMAN! RUN AWAY! Go marry that jerky guy, he at least would show up! Sure, [[ObviouslyEvil he's a diabolical villain]], villain, but.... HE WOULD FUCKING SHOW UP!!!''
16th Aug '17 10:11:09 AM rjd1922
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->After '''four''' times, he '''still''' couldn't make it to the altar? He is a '''ball of shit'''!!! '''''Why are you marrying him?!''''' '''Nothing''' indicates that he would be a good husband!

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->After '''four''' times, ->''[[RunawayGroom After FOUR times he '''still''' STILL couldn't make it to the altar? altar?]] He is a '''ball of shit'''!!! '''''Why are you marrying him?!''''' '''Nothing''' BALL OF SHIT!!! WHY ARE YOU MARRYING HIM?! NOTHING indicates that he would be a good husband!husband! Where are you spending your honeymoon: Divorce court? (...) RUN AWAY, WOMAN! RUN AWAY! Go marry that jerky guy, he at least would show up! Sure, [[ObviouslyEvil he's a diabolical villain]], but.... HE WOULD FUCKING SHOW UP!!!''



* In ''Film/TheAbsentMindedProfessor'', the idea of Brainard abandoning his fiancée appeared in that film as well - meaning that when John Hughes sought to rewrite the script in the 90s for ''Flubber'', he didn't think this was enough of a problem to alter it for the remake.

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* In ''Film/TheAbsentMindedProfessor'', the idea of Brainard abandoning his fiancée appeared in that film as well - meaning that when John Hughes Creator/JohnHughes sought to rewrite the script in the 90s for ''Flubber'', he didn't think this was enough of a problem to alter it for the remake.
16th Aug '17 9:58:49 AM rjd1922
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->After '''four''' times, he '''still''' couldn't make it to the altar? He is a '''ball of shit'''!!! '''''Why are you marrying him?!''''' '''Nothing''' indicates that he would be a good husband!
-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic''' on the ending of ''Film/{{Flubber}}''
29th Jul '17 11:14:59 PM azul120
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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises,'' Selina Kyle betrays Bruce/Batman repeatedly, and pretty much ruins his life. Because of her deliberate actions, [[spoiler:his fortune is gone, he is captured and given a crippling NoHoldsBarredBeatdown by Bane, and spends months in a prison so horrible it's called ''Hell On Earth.'' Once he returns to Gotham and meets her again, he immediately offers her free deletion of her criminal record in exchange for her doing him a favor, though he still has no good reason to trust her! She does kill Bane before he can kill Batman, but this is ''after'' all of the previously-mentioned items. In the epilogue, they're in a relationship, and both left their lives in Gotham behind]].

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises,'' ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Selina Kyle betrays Bruce/Batman repeatedly, and pretty much ruins his life. Because of her deliberate actions, [[spoiler:his fortune is gone, he is captured and given a crippling NoHoldsBarredBeatdown by Bane, and spends months in a prison so horrible it's called ''Hell On Earth.'' Once he returns to Gotham and meets her again, he immediately offers her free deletion of her criminal record in exchange for her doing him a favor, though he still has no good reason to trust her! She does kill Bane before he can kill Batman, but this is ''after'' all of the previously-mentioned items. In the epilogue, they're in a relationship, and both left their lives in Gotham behind]].



* Some have wondered why Sarah Walker would take Mark Watson back at the end of ''Film/SoulMan''. He takes the scholarship that would otherwise have gone to her by essentially dressing up in blackface to fool everyone. Although he does [[TheAtoner make restitution]] after his HeelRealization, it seems strange that she would still find him endearing at all.

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* An example of sorts, since the pair in question wasn't an official item beforehand: the end of ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay'' sees Harold and Kumar, having escaped from Guantanamo Bay, break up between Vanessa and [[BastardBoyfriend Colton]], the latter of whom had just snitched on them and sent back. Vanessa is furious at Kumar [[SkewedPriorities for ruining the wedding]], even though Colton [[LaserGuidedKarma had it coming for what he put the duo through]]. Instead of [[WhatTheHellHero calling her out on her callowness]] [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere and leaving]], Kumar begs for her forgiveness and confesses his love for her.
* Some have wondered why Sarah Walker would take Mark Watson back at the end of ''Film/SoulMan''. He takes the scholarship that would otherwise have gone to her by essentially dressing up in blackface to fool everyone. Although he does [[TheAtoner make restitution]] after his HeelRealization, it seems strange that she would still find him endearing at all.
20th Jul '17 6:37:23 PM rjd1922
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* ''Film/ABronxTale'', featuring a taboo-breaking interracial relationship in the eponymous New York borough in TheSixties, has the white protagonist C EasilyForgiven by his black girlfriend Jane for ''calling her brother the n-word''. Sure her brother actively denied that C was trying to save him from being beaten by his racist friends and was even saying that he was the one that punched him but that should took more explanation than throwing a slur.

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* ''Film/ABronxTale'', featuring a taboo-breaking interracial relationship in the eponymous New York borough in TheSixties, has the white protagonist C EasilyForgiven by his black girlfriend Jane for ''calling her brother the n-word''. Sure Sure, her brother actively denied that C was trying to save him from being beaten by his racist friends and was even saying that he was the one that punched him him, but that should took take more explanation than throwing a slur.
12th Jul '17 9:32:22 AM kquinn0830
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* ''Film/ABronxTale'', featuring a taboo-breaking interracial relationship in the eponymous New York borough in TheSixties, has the white protagonist EasilyForgiven by his black girlfriend for ''calling her brother the n-word''. Sure her brother actively denied that the protagonist avoided him to be beat up by his racist friends and was even saying that he was the one that punched him but that should took more explanation than throwing a slur.

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* ''Film/ABronxTale'', featuring a taboo-breaking interracial relationship in the eponymous New York borough in TheSixties, has the white protagonist C EasilyForgiven by his black girlfriend Jane for ''calling her brother the n-word''. Sure her brother actively denied that the protagonist avoided C was trying to save him to be beat up from being beaten by his racist friends and was even saying that he was the one that punched him but that should took more explanation than throwing a slur.
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