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6th Aug '16 10:31:07 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': [[SpoiledSweet Asami]] has her heart broken by Mako in Book 1 where he develops feelings for Korra while in a relationship with Asami. Mako in general is a poor boyfriend; he hides the fact that he and Korra kissed (to be fair, [[ForcefulKiss Korra started that one]]) and is shown to be much more emotionally invested in Korra. They break up at the season finale, with Mako [[OfficialCouple getting together]] with Korra. After Mako breaks up with Korra, he and Asami get back together in less than a ''week''. This is {{justified|Trope}} because Asami was just robbed of her last chance of saving her families business and really needed some emotional support. This is {{subverted|Trope}} when Mako fails to tell an amnesiac Korra that they broke up, [[ShipSinking destroying]] his relationship with both girls. This sticks, and by the end of the series Mako is the only main character not in a relationship.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': [[SpoiledSweet Asami]] has her heart broken by Mako in Book 1 where he develops feelings for Korra while in a relationship with Asami. Mako in general is a poor boyfriend; he hides the fact that he and Korra kissed (to be fair, [[ForcefulKiss Korra started that one]]) and is shown to be much more emotionally invested in Korra. They break up at the season finale, with Mako [[OfficialCouple getting together]] with Korra. After Mako breaks up with Korra, he and Asami get back together in less than a ''week''. This is {{justified|Trope}} because Asami was just robbed of her last chance of saving her families business and really needed some emotional support. This is {{subverted|Trope}} when Mako fails to tell an amnesiac Korra that they broke up, [[ShipSinking destroying]] his relationship with both girls. This sticks, and by the end of the series Mako is the only main character not in a relationship. The recap episode just before the end has other characters ruthlessly mock Mako for how poorly he handled all of this. Asami and Korra's relationship ''does'' manage to stay intact however, and they end up falling in love with each other by the finale.
6th Aug '16 10:17:20 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', Amy Pond skips out on fiancee, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend]], and all-around DoggedNiceGuy Rory to gallivant around the universe with a dashing young ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld looking]]) Gallifreyan. Granted, it's a time machine, so she should have no trouble making it [[{{Pun}} back in time]] for the wedding, so that's not TOO bad... until she kisses and attempts to seduce the Doctor. Even this alone wouldn't be quite enough to qualify for this trope-- relationships can survive infidelity-- but Rory has to hear about it from the Doctor, not Amy, and she never apologizes or takes ''any'' responsibility for her attempted dalliance. When confronted, her response is along the lines of, "Well, we never really ''did'' anything." Right...only that's because the Doctor rejected her, not for lack of trying on her part. Rory expresses understandable concern about the lack of loyalty his prospective wife displays, but being the ExtremeDoormat that he is, nothing ever comes of it, and the whole incident is [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness seldom mentioned again]].

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', Amy Pond skips out on fiancee, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend]], and all-around DoggedNiceGuy Rory to gallivant around the universe with a dashing young ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld looking]]) Gallifreyan. Granted, it's a time machine, so she should have no trouble making it [[{{Pun}} back in time]] for the wedding, so that's not TOO bad... until she kisses and attempts to seduce the Doctor. Even this alone wouldn't be quite enough to qualify for this trope-- relationships can survive infidelity-- but Rory has to hear about it from the Doctor, not Amy, and she never apologizes or takes ''any'' responsibility for her attempted dalliance. When confronted, her response is along the lines of, "Well, we never really ''did'' anything." Right...only that's because the Doctor rejected her, not for lack of trying on her part. In fact the Doctor made Rory a companion specifically because it was making him extremely uncomfortable. Rory expresses understandable concern about the lack of loyalty his prospective wife displays, but being the ExtremeDoormat that he is, nothing ever comes of it, and the whole incident is [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness seldom mentioned again]].
6th Aug '16 10:14:33 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* In ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', when Niles' marriage to Maris begins falling apart, there are several occasions where Maris tries to win him back, often causing Martin and Frasier to pretty much ask this question. Differs in that Niles generally listens to them, or had concluded that he didn't want to get back with her on his own after the first time he did take her back right at the end of their marriage, only for her to promptly turn around and cheat on him with their marriage counselor. This was the straw that broke the camel's back, and he never seriously considered taking her back again. Later on, when they've almost finalized their divorce, Maris begs him once again to reconcile, sending him gifts and love letters, only for him to explicitly invoke this trope to her face. [[{{Yandere}} She tries to sue him for every cent he has in retaliation.]] Yeah, there's a reason the writers felt there was no way any actress could do her character justice.

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* In ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', when Niles' marriage to Maris begins falling apart, there are several occasions where Maris tries to win him back, often causing Martin and Frasier to pretty much ask this question. Differs in that Niles generally listens to them, or had concluded that he didn't want to get back with her on his own after the first time he did take her back right at the end of their marriage, only for her to promptly turn around and cheat on him with their marriage counselor. This was the straw that broke the camel's back, and he never seriously considered taking her back again. Later on, when they've almost finalized their divorce, Maris begs him once again to reconcile, sending him gifts and love letters, only for him to explicitly invoke this trope to her face. [[{{Yandere}} She tries to sue him for every cent he has in retaliation.]] Yeah, there's a reason the writers felt there was no way any actress could do her character justice. Of course JerkassHasAPoint and it's unclear why she wants ''him'' back; he's been emotionally unfaithful and pursuing Daphne for years by the first time she cheats on him (it's actually the crux of the lawsuit, and he only gets out of it through blackmail).
1st Jun '16 4:17:38 PM realshini
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* Note despite Morgan's crush, Guybrush shows no romantic interest in her - he's pretty loyal to his wife, and some dialogue hints that she's actually a good deal younger than he is. And [[spoiler: it's heavily implied Elaine agreed to the undead-ness knowing it's required to kill LeChuck, she just didn't expect the brainwashing that came with it]]
28th May '16 7:50:22 PM Silverblade2
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* ''Film/TheHeartbreakKid'', but at least it [[LampshadeHanging knew it]].

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* %%* ''Film/TheHeartbreakKid'', but at least it [[LampshadeHanging knew it]].



*** To be fair, he hadn't looked at it yet.
28th May '16 12:23:15 AM Silverblade2
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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Would you date a guy who made a sexbot version of you, tried to kill you multiple times, and attempted to rape you? If the answer is yes, you should be a Slayer! And as a GenderFlip: would you remain hopelessly in love with a woman who constantly belittled and beat the crap out of you while leading you on with routine rough sex play? If the answer is yes, you should ''date'' a Slayer! Different than most of these examples, in that the characters in universe call them out on this, and it is ultimately a very destructive, unhealthy relationship, mostly coming out of Buffy's inability to cope with [[spoiler:being pulled out of heaven by her friends.]] Also worth noting that most of the destructive parts of their relationship occurred when Spike was literally a soulless monster, and therefore was incapable of moral reasoning. He later [[spoiler: gets his soul back, and their interactions become much healthier.]]
** It should be noted that a lot of these problems occurred during season six, AKA the season that is so riddled with characters acting like morons for no reason and plot points bordering on melodrama that a lot of fans ignore its existence. While that doesn't stop this trope from coming into play for those that ''do'' watch it, it's more of a case of TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot and could've been a lot better if handled correctly.

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* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': Would ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
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you date a guy who made a sexbot version of you, tried to kill you multiple times, and attempted to rape you? If the answer is yes, you should be a Slayer! And as a GenderFlip: would you remain hopelessly in love with a woman who constantly belittled and beat the crap out of you while leading you on with routine rough sex play? If the answer is yes, you should ''date'' a Slayer! Different than most of these examples, in that the characters in universe call them out on this, and it is ultimately a very destructive, unhealthy relationship, mostly coming out of Buffy's inability to cope with [[spoiler:being pulled out of heaven by her friends.]] Also worth noting that most of the destructive parts of their relationship occurred when Spike was literally a soulless monster, and therefore was incapable of moral reasoning. He later [[spoiler: gets his soul back, and their interactions become much healthier.]]
** It should be noted that a lot of these problems occurred during season six, AKA the season that is so riddled with characters acting like morons for no reason and plot points bordering on melodrama that a lot of fans ignore its existence. While that doesn't stop this trope from coming into play for those that ''do'' watch it, it's more of a case of TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot and could've been a lot better if handled correctly.
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10th May '16 5:01:43 PM MeekGazelle
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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', Amy Pond skips out on fiancee, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend]], and all-around DoggedNiceGuy Rory to gallivant around the universe with a dashing young ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld looking]]) Gallifreyan. Granted, in a time machine, so she should have no trouble making it [[{{Pun}} back in time]] for the wedding, so that's not TOO bad... until she kisses and attempts to seduce the Doctor. Even this alone wouldn't be quite enough to qualify for this trope-- relationships can survive infidelity-- but Rory has to hear about it from the Doctor, not Amy, and she never apologizes or takes ''any'' responsibility for her attempted dalliance. When confronted, her response is along the lines of, "Well, we never really ''did'' anything." Right...only that's because the Doctor rejected her, not for lack of trying on her part. Rory expresses understandable concern about the lack of loyalty his prospective wife displays, but being the ExtremeDoormat that he is, nothing ever comes of it, and the whole incident is [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness seldom mentioned again]].

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', Amy Pond skips out on fiancee, [[ChildhoodFriendRomance childhood friend]], and all-around DoggedNiceGuy Rory to gallivant around the universe with a dashing young ([[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld looking]]) Gallifreyan. Granted, in it's a time machine, so she should have no trouble making it [[{{Pun}} back in time]] for the wedding, so that's not TOO bad... until she kisses and attempts to seduce the Doctor. Even this alone wouldn't be quite enough to qualify for this trope-- relationships can survive infidelity-- but Rory has to hear about it from the Doctor, not Amy, and she never apologizes or takes ''any'' responsibility for her attempted dalliance. When confronted, her response is along the lines of, "Well, we never really ''did'' anything." Right...only that's because the Doctor rejected her, not for lack of trying on her part. Rory expresses understandable concern about the lack of loyalty his prospective wife displays, but being the ExtremeDoormat that he is, nothing ever comes of it, and the whole incident is [[EarlyInstallmentWeirdness seldom mentioned again]].
8th May '16 6:47:58 PM trixus
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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''.

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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.
6th May '16 7:28:20 PM quartzhearts
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Note that despite the title, this trope can happen with any gender combination, even if [[TheUnfairSex the majority of examples seem to be a woman taking back a dodgy man]].

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Note that despite the title, this trope can happen with any gender combination, even if [[TheUnfairSex the majority of examples seem to be a woman taking back a dodgy man]].
combination.
15th Mar '16 4:32:41 PM Lemia
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* Toma's good ending in ''[[VideoGame/AmnesiaOtome Amnesia: Memories]]''. Unlike his normal ending in which he is ''not'' EasilyForgiven by the heroine or the rest of the cast for [[spoiler:drugging her repeatedly without her knowledge and ''locking her in a cage'' to "protect" her]], his good ending has the heroine instantly forgive him which gives off ''really'' uncomfortable StockholmSyndrome and LoveMartyr vibes.
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