History PlayingWith / TheMourningAfter

7th Nov '16 11:44:49 PM ectostar
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'''Basic Trope''': One half of a couple dies (or leaves), and the survivor is still loyal to him/her.

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'''Basic Trope''': One half of a couple dies (or leaves), and the survivor is still loyal to him/her.them.
22nd Sep '15 8:12:05 PM Berrenta
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** Bob is a clairvoyant, and he can still see [[GhostShipping Alice]].

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** Bob is a clairvoyant, and he can still see [[GhostShipping [[BoyMeetsGhoul Alice]].
4th Jan '14 12:44:16 PM randomtroper89
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* '''Averted''': Alice dies, and Bob doesn't so much as blink an eye.

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* '''Averted''': Alice dies, and While Bob doesn't so much as blink an eye.is hurt over Alice's death, he does get over it.
10th May '13 5:45:19 PM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''':
** After Alice dies, Bob may [[UnresolvedSexualTension yearn]] after other women, but he's {{celibate|Hero}}.
* '''Justified''': Bob still has strong feelings for Alice that he can't shake.

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* '''Downplayed''':
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'''Downplayed''': After Alice dies, Bob may [[UnresolvedSexualTension yearn]] after other women, but he's {{celibate|Hero}}.
* '''Justified''': '''Justified''':
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Bob still has strong feelings for Alice that he can't shake.
10th May '13 5:30:48 PM MsChibi
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** Bob still has strong feelings for Alice that he can't shake.

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** *'''Justified''': Bob still has strong feelings for Alice that he can't shake.
17th Apr '13 2:42:54 PM VPhantom
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* '''Downplayed''': After Alice dies, Bob may [[UnresolvedSexualTension yearn]] after other women, but he's [[CelibateHero celibate]].

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* '''Downplayed''': '''Downplayed''':
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After Alice dies, Bob may [[UnresolvedSexualTension yearn]] after other women, but he's [[CelibateHero celibate]].{{celibate|Hero}}.
17th Apr '13 2:29:25 PM Lullabee
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* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':

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* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':
After Alice dies, Bob may [[UnresolvedSexualTension yearn]] after other women, but he's [[CelibateHero celibate]].



* '''Zig Zagged''': ???

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* '''Zig Zagged''': ???Alice is Bob's [[PuppyLove childhood sweetheart]]. Alice dies. Bob mourns. Then Bob eventually overcomes his mourning enough to get in a relationship with Caroline. Then he breaks up with Caroline, claiming it's because of his feelings for Alice. Then it turns out it was just an excuse, and it's ''really'' because of his feelings for Dana. [[MurderTheHypotenuse Caroline murders Dana]]. Bob mourns her and vows to never love again. Then he meets a woman who he can't help falling for, who's eventually revealed to be Alice, [[SheIsAllGrownUp all grown up]], who [[FakingTheDead faked her death]] just because she hated him so damn much. Bob gets mad as hell, because she ruined his life, and [[FlippingTheTable flips a table]] which falls on her and crushes her to death. Oops. Bob can never love again. Or can he?
3rd Feb '13 9:12:48 AM VPhantom
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* '''Inverted''': Alice dies, and Bob starts dating his [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend childhood friend]] [[SecondLove Caroline]].

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* '''Inverted''': '''Inverted''':
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Alice dies, and Bob starts dating his [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend childhood friend]] [[SecondLove Caroline]].
3rd Feb '13 9:12:34 AM VPhantom
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* '''Basic Trope''': One half of a couple dies (or leaves), and the survivor is still loyal to him/her.
* '''Played Straight''': AliceAndBob are together, but Alice dies of an [[IllGirl illness]]. Bob [[ChasteHero never finds himself another girl]].

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* '''Basic Trope''': One half of a couple dies (or leaves), and the survivor is still loyal to him/her.
* '''Played Straight''': '''Straight''': AliceAndBob are together, but Alice dies of an [[IllGirl illness]].{{ill|Girl}}ness. Bob [[ChasteHero never finds himself another girl]].



* '''Downplayed''': ???
* '''Justified''':
** Bob still has strong feelings for Alice that he can't shake.
** Bob is a clairvoyant, and he can still see [[GhostShipping Alice]].



** Alternatively, Bob repeatedly sleeps around after Alice's death. Or, he cheated a lot when he was still in a relationship with Alice.
* '''Justified''': Bob still has strong feelings for Alice that he can't shake.
** Bob is a clairvoyant, and he can still see [[GhostShipping Alice]].
* '''Subverted''': Bob starts dating Caroline eventually.

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** Alternatively, Bob repeatedly sleeps around after Alice's death. Or, he cheated a lot when he was still in a relationship with Alice.
* '''Justified''': Bob still has strong feelings for Alice that he can't shake.
'''Subverted''':
** Bob is a clairvoyant, and he can still see [[GhostShipping Alice]].
* '''Subverted''':
Bob starts dating Caroline eventually.



* '''Double Subverted''': But then realizes he still has feelings for Alice and breaks up with Caroline.

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* '''Double Subverted''': Subverted''':
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But then realizes he still has feelings for Alice and breaks up with Caroline.



* '''Deconstructed''': Bob is wallowing in his grief and that's holding him back and could negatively affect all his relationships.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob eventually finds the strength to move on, from the good memories he has and the knowledge that [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Alice would want him to be happy]].



* '''Lampshaded''': "Now that she's gone, I'll never love again..."

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* '''Lampshaded''': "Now that she's gone, I'll never love again..."'''Zig Zagged''': ???



* '''Enforced''': RuleOfDrama

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* '''Enforced''': RuleOfDramaRuleOfDrama.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Now that she's gone, I'll never love again..."
* '''Invoked''': Alice dies, and Bob [[IWillWaitForYou promises that he will wait until he is reunited with her in death]].



* '''Invoked''': Alice dies, and Bob [[IWillWaitForYou promises that he will wait until he is reunited with her in death]].



* '''Deconstructed''': Bob is wallowing in his grief and that's holding him back and could negatively affect all his relationships.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob eventually finds the strength to move on, from the good memories he has and the knowledge that [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Alice would want him to be happy]].



* '''Played For Drama''': Almost always is.

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%%* '''Implied''': ???
%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???
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'''Played For Drama''': Almost always is.???
19th Feb '12 9:53:31 PM MsChibi
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** Bob goes through a string of short-term flings and one-night stands.


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** But he never again has a long-term relationship, and the girls he sleeps with don't mean as much to him as Alice did.
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