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NNinja
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10:12:17 AM Aug 30th 2016
  • Familial example: Iris, your twin older sister Dahlia is a serial killer. You know this. Stop helping her.
For the record this is Ace Attorney example. As far as my understanding of tropes goes: when character loves a bad guy that Even Evil Can Be Loved, if a character loves a bad guy trying to invoke Love Redeems that's I Can Change My Beloved, THIS trope is when character continues to love another character and suffers for it. Which in this case didn't happen. Yes she loved Dahlia, but she only suffered because of her twice. First time was when Dahlia tried to kill her boyfriend which broke their relationship, second was when Dahlia threw her into freezing cavern, none of which had anything to do with said character loving Dahlia. I believe actuall trope at play here is Even Evil Can Be Loved.
JuniorGustabo
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04:10:13 PM Mar 24th 2015
In The Simpsons, Milhouse Van Houten qualifies for this trope, right?
Charsi
03:15:14 PM Jun 21st 2015
He rather feels like an Abhorrent Admirer to me.
Charsi
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12:41:51 PM Jul 26th 2012
Is reciprocation (although not quite properly shown) surely a condition of this trope? Because I have read many examples there about one-sided adoration.
Freezer
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12:41:56 AM Aug 28th 2010
Clipped this Justifying Edit from the DBZ entry:

If by 'go have fun', you mean be dead for most of that time. (Or believed to be dead but really just lost in space...) Luckily, death isn't quite the setback it used to be.

Goku was dead once (after Cell), thought to be dead once (Frieza) and just up and left once (end of the series, to train Uub). After both Frieza and Cell, Goku refused attempts to wish him back (why depends on which version you're looking at: manga, original anime or dub). But the fact remains: Twice, he had a chance to return his family and chose not to. And a third time, he spent a decade with his family, only to run off again to train Uub (Why he had to leave home for another decade to do this...)
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