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* In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', [[spoiler:Akane and Aoi]] flee Building Q before [[spoiler:Junpei]] can catch up to them. He spends the rest of his days trying to [[spoiler:find Akane]]. The sequel, ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', really hammers it in by showing [[spoiler:Junpei as an old man]], ''still'' trying. [[spoiler:He fails in this game too.]] As for the third game, ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'', which takes place between the first two... [[spoiler:Thanks to time travel, the trope is finally averted and Junpei and Akane get together in the GoldenEnding.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', [[spoiler:Akane and Aoi]] flee Building Q before [[spoiler:Junpei]] can catch up to them. He spends the rest of his days trying to [[spoiler:find Akane]]. The sequel, ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', really hammers it in by showing [[spoiler:Junpei as an old man]], man, now going by Tenmyoji]], ''still'' trying. [[spoiler:He fails [[spoiler:Though he does succeed in this game too.game, Akane is so far removed from what he remembers that he gives up on her.]] As for the third game, ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'', which takes place between the first two... [[spoiler:Thanks to time travel, the trope is finally averted and Junpei and Akane get together in the GoldenEnding.]]


* Despite having three potential {{Love Interest}}s, the main character of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' ends up with no one. It implies that he will end up with [[spoiler:Ninamori]] but only after they're [[spoiler:not kids anymore and are more mature]]. This is averted in the manga, where he ends up with [[spoiler:Haruko]] but he [[spoiler:has to chase after her]].

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* Despite having three potential {{Love Interest}}s, LoveInterests, the main character of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'' ends up with no one. It implies that he will end up with [[spoiler:Ninamori]] but only after they're [[spoiler:not kids anymore and are more mature]]. This is averted in the manga, where he ends up with [[spoiler:Haruko]] but he [[spoiler:has to chase after her]].



* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': Throughout the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, Bruce Wayne has had many love interests: ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}/Selina Kyle, ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} (one-sided only, Bruce always considered them JustFriends), Talia Al'Ghul, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm Andrea Beaumont]], Franchise/WonderWoman, Barbara Gordon/ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}... He doesn't end up with any of them and remains a single, old man.

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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'': Throughout the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, Bruce Wayne has had many love interests: ComicBook/{{Catwoman}}/Selina Kyle, ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} (one-sided only, Bruce always considered them JustFriends), Talia Al'Ghul, ComicBook/TaliaAlGhul, [[WesternAnimation/BatmanMaskOfThePhantasm Andrea Beaumont]], Franchise/WonderWoman, Barbara Gordon/ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}... He doesn't end up with any of them and remains a single, old man.



* Peter in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan,'' due to premature cancellation. The season two finale ends with [[spoiler:Gwen remaining with Harry out of pity]].

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* Peter in ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan,'' ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderman,'' due to premature cancellation. The season two finale ends with [[spoiler:Gwen remaining with Harry out of pity]].



* PlayedForDrama in ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' for RebelPrince and royal heir Lion-O.

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* PlayedForDrama in ''WesternAnimation/ThunderCats2011'' ''WesternAnimation/Thundercats2011'' for RebelPrince and royal heir Lion-O.


* ''Manga/AoNoFlag'': [[spoiler:The penultimate chapter reveals that the main couple of the manga, Kuze and Taichi, broke up two years after they got together and finished high school, in a mutual agreement. They have grown distant due to the awkwardness, though they still share a circle of friends, and Taichi is invited to Kuze's wedding to another man. Taichi himself eventually figures out he's attracted to both men and women, and starts a relationship with his male friend Touma, to whom he has since married]].

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* ''Manga/AoNoFlag'': ''Manga/BlueFlag'': [[spoiler:The penultimate chapter reveals that the main couple of the manga, Kuze and Taichi, broke up two years after they got together and finished high school, in a mutual agreement. They have grown distant due to the awkwardness, though they still share a circle of friends, and Taichi is invited to Kuze's wedding to another man. Taichi himself eventually figures out he's attracted to both men and women, and starts a relationship with his male friend Touma, to whom he has since married]].


* Zig-Zagged in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure'' - the player would ''think'' that once they beat the FinalBoss and restore peace to the land, the boy and the girl would get together... except [[spoiler: the mana tree vanishes, so the girl has to become the BarrierMaiden to the world]]. ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'' however, implies that [[spoiler: somehow he did, as the mana tree is the main character's mother, and his DisappearedDad was the last Gemma knight: the PC in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure'']].

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* ''Franchise/{{Persona}}'':
** While the ending of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'' is an example of [[BittersweetEnding that other trope]], ''Eternal Punishment'' plays this straight as [[spoiler: Tatsuya ends up returning to the Other Side, and if Maya ever gets involved with This Side's Tatsuya there'd be a risk of screwing over the world again, so seeing him or his brother isn't really an option either. The ending movie has Maya accepting this and walking by Tatsuya without saying anything]]. In fact, this is built into the title of the games; this is Tatsuya's "Eternal Punishment" for the "Innocent Sin" that he committed during the first game.
** The Protagonists do not get the girls/guys in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. [[spoiler: A HeroicSacrifice to become the BarrierMaiden for the world can do that.]]
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': At the very end, [[spoiler:Yuna doesn't get the guy; he never existed in the first place, technically]]. Can be averted in the best ending of ''X-2'', [[spoiler:where the Fayth use the last of their power to incarnate Tidus for real]].
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Zig-Zagged in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure'' - the player would ''think'' that once they beat the FinalBoss and restore peace to the land, the boy and the girl would get together... except [[spoiler: the mana tree vanishes, so the girl has to become the BarrierMaiden to the world]]. ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'' however, implies that [[spoiler: somehow he did, as the mana tree is the main character's mother, and his DisappearedDad was the last Gemma knight: the PC in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure'']].



* While the ending of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'' is an example of [[BittersweetEnding that other trope]], ''Eternal Punishment'' plays this straight as [[spoiler: Tatsuya ends up returning to the Other Side, and if Maya ever gets involved with This Side's Tatsuya there'd be a risk of screwing over the world again, so seeing him or his brother isn't really an option either. The ending movie has Maya accepting this and walking by Tatsuya without saying anything]]. In fact, this is built into the title of the games; this is Tatsuya's "Eternal Punishment" for the "Innocent Sin" that he committed during the first game.
* The Protagonists do not get the girls/guys in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}''. [[spoiler: A HeroicSacrifice to become the BarrierMaiden for the world can do that.]]



* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'': At the very end, [[spoiler:Yuna doesn't get the guy; he never existed in the first place, technically]]. Can be averted in the best ending of ''X-2'', [[spoiler:where the Fayth use the last of their power to incarnate Tidus for real]].

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* Adam and Nina's repeated failures to get married drive much of the plot of ''Literature/VileBodies''. She eventually gives up on their engagement and marries Ginger because he has money. Nina continues to sleep with Adam occasionally afterwards and may even [[MamasBabyPapasMaybe be pregnant by him]] at the end, but is clearly not interested in leaving Ginger and appears oblivious to how Adam might feel about it. Like everything else in the novel, this situation is played for black comedy.


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** Finally, Lelouch ''also'' didn't end up with C.C. because of his own death. Suzaku also did not get Euphemia; although they were in a relationship briefly, Euphie gets shot by Zero/Lelouch after the SAZ Japan massacre. And, given the [[IncestSubtext subtext]], Lelouch did not get Euphie either.

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** Finally, Lelouch ''also'' didn't end up with C.C. because of his own death. Suzaku also did not get Euphemia; although they were in a relationship briefly, Euphie gets shot by Zero/Lelouch after the SAZ Japan massacre. And, given Given the [[IncestSubtext subtext]], Lelouch did not get Euphie either.



* Played with in a very gruesome way in ''ComicBook/LesLegendaires'' during the Anathos Cycle. As the protagonists prepare to fight the GodOfEvil Anathos, [[TheHero Danael]], feeling tired with everything that happened so far, eventually fully confess his feeling to [[MagicalGirl Jadina]] once and for all, and proposes her to marry after the fight. She agrees and they share a kiss... [[spoiler:then after the fight, Anathos ends up [[DemonicPossession taking over Danael's body]]. And when the heroes finally defeat Anathos at the end of the Cycle, Jadina is forced to stab Danael in order to succeed. Though he's then resurrected, he has left the group and is convinced to leave the past behind him, while Jadina replaces him as TheHero.]]

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* Played with in a very gruesome way in ''ComicBook/LesLegendaires'' during the Anathos Cycle. As the protagonists prepare to fight the GodOfEvil Anathos, [[TheHero Danael]], feeling tired with everything that happened so far, eventually fully confess his feeling to [[MagicalGirl Jadina]] once and for all, and proposes her to marry after the fight. She agrees and they share a kiss... [[spoiler:then after the fight, Anathos ends up [[DemonicPossession taking over Danael's body]]. And when When the heroes finally defeat Anathos at the end of the Cycle, Jadina is forced to stab Danael in order to succeed. Though he's then resurrected, he has left the group and is convinced to leave the past behind him, while Jadina replaces him as TheHero.]]



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* ''Film/SupermanReturns'' plays with this; Superman isn't ever going to wind up with Lois because she's engaged to Richard, but Richard will never see her fully commit to him either because she still loves Superman. The real 'fun' comes in when you realize that the only way that the situation will ever be resolved is by [[MurderTheHypotenuse eliminating a corner of the triangle]]. And then there's the little revelation that Superman is the biological father of Lois's son, Jason, yet the guy who Jason has seen as his father for his entire life has been Richard.

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* ''Film/SupermanReturns'' plays with this; Superman isn't ever going to wind up with Lois because she's engaged to Richard, but Richard will never see her fully commit to him either because she still loves Superman. The real 'fun' comes in when you realize that the only way that the situation will ever be resolved is by [[MurderTheHypotenuse eliminating a corner of the triangle]]. And then Then there's the little revelation that Superman is the biological father of Lois's son, Jason, yet the guy who Jason has seen as his father for his entire life has been Richard.



* Lee "Apollo" Adama on the new ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' is practically the patron saint of this trope. He blows it with ''at least'' four women over the course of the show: [[spoiler:Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, his [[StarCrossedLovers Star-Crossed Lover]], who marries another man, dies suddenly, comes back, then disappears again leaving him standing all alone in the middle of a field and that's literally the last that's seen of him in the series. Anastasia Dualla, who he sniped away from the show's DoggedNiceGuy Billy Keikeya. She married him, divorced him, then killed herself. Gianne, his ex-fiance, who he ran out on when she was pregnant with his child no less. And Shevon, a prostitute he frequents for [[BizarroEpisode all of one episode]] and ReplacementGoldfish for Gianne, who pushes him away because, well, she's a prostitute]].

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* Lee "Apollo" Adama on the new ''Series/{{Battlestar Galactica|2003}}'' is practically the patron saint of this trope. He blows it with ''at least'' four women over the course of the show: [[spoiler:Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, his [[StarCrossedLovers Star-Crossed Lover]], who marries another man, dies suddenly, comes back, then disappears again leaving him standing all alone in the middle of a field and that's literally the last that's seen of him in the series. Anastasia Dualla, who he sniped away from the show's DoggedNiceGuy Billy Keikeya. She married him, divorced him, then killed herself. Gianne, his ex-fiance, who he ran out on when she was pregnant with his child no less. And Shevon, a prostitute he frequents for [[BizarroEpisode all of one episode]] and ReplacementGoldfish for Gianne, who pushes him away because, well, she's a prostitute]].



* Lancelot from ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}''. In this version, Arthur/Guinevere is not a political marriage, but a real love connection. Also Merlin and Freya. And [[spoiler:Guinevere doesn't get the guy, with Arthur dying at the end]].

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* Lancelot from ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}''. In this version, Arthur/Guinevere is not a political marriage, but a real love connection. Also Merlin and Freya. And [[spoiler:Guinevere doesn't get the guy, with Arthur dying at the end]].



* A Did Not Get The Guy example: Kathy in ''Vanities''. And she apparently [[TheMourningAfter never finds another.]]

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* A Did Not Get The Guy example: Kathy in ''Vanities''. And she She apparently [[TheMourningAfter never finds another.]]



* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights: Hordes of the Underdark'' reveals that the Hero of Neverwinter was good, male, and completed the romance subquest with Aribeth. And then [[spoiler:Aribeth was executed for treason with the Hero protesting every step of the process and the Hero leaves the city, estranged from its lords and his friends]]. The fan-made module ''VideoGame/TheBastardOfKosigan'' has the hero's former {{love interest|s}} die an unavoidable death at the hands of French assassins, even if you attempt to renew your relationship with her.

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* ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights: Hordes of the Underdark'' reveals that the Hero of Neverwinter was good, male, and completed the romance subquest with Aribeth. And then Then [[spoiler:Aribeth was executed for treason with the Hero protesting every step of the process and the Hero leaves the city, estranged from its lords and his friends]]. The fan-made module ''VideoGame/TheBastardOfKosigan'' has the hero's former {{love interest|s}} die an unavoidable death at the hands of French assassins, even if you attempt to renew your relationship with her.



** Despite their history together, Alvin did not get to be with [[spoiler: Presa]]. Same with Rowen and [[spoiler: Nachtigal's sister, whom he was engaged to. She was presumed dead during an accident, but can be found later alive and healthy, but suffering from Amnesia, with no memories of Rowen. And she is HappilyMarried]].

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** Despite their history together, Alvin did not get to be with [[spoiler: Presa]]. Same with Rowen and [[spoiler: Nachtigal's sister, whom he was engaged to. She was presumed dead during an accident, but can be found later alive and healthy, but suffering from Amnesia, with no memories of Rowen. And Rowen, and she is HappilyMarried]].



* Steve from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is a poster boy for this trope as the episodes where he tries to get the girl always ends like this because StatusQuoIsGod. His longest relationship is with Debbie who dumped him in "Bar Mitzvah Hustle" (''twice''). And when he dates Akiko (Toshi's sister), she disappears without mention in the next episodes and Steve has gone back to being single.

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* Steve from ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' is a poster boy for this trope as the episodes where he tries to get the girl always ends like this because StatusQuoIsGod. His longest relationship is with Debbie who dumped him in "Bar Mitzvah Hustle" (''twice''). And when When he dates Akiko (Toshi's sister), she disappears without mention in the next episodes and Steve has gone back to being single.



* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Mordecai doesn't end with either Margaret or Cloudy Jay, partly due to the former focusing on her career and the latter breaking things off when she ''thinks'' Mordecai might still have a feeling for Margaret (ironically when he was trying to confess his feelings for her during Muscle Man's wedding). And partly due to the whole being unwillingly blasted off into space for several years to save the universe. Once they return to Earth, he decides to focus on his own career as an artist and meets a bat woman during one of his art exhibits. The finale seeing that he ultimately married her and had many children.

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* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Mordecai doesn't end with either Margaret or Cloudy Jay, partly due to the former focusing on her career and the latter breaking things off when she ''thinks'' Mordecai might still have a feeling for Margaret (ironically when he was trying to confess his feelings for her during Muscle Man's wedding). And partly Partly due to the whole being unwillingly blasted off into space for several years to save the universe. Once they return to Earth, he decides to focus on his own career as an artist and meets a bat woman during one of his art exhibits. The finale seeing that he ultimately married her and had many children.


* In ''Webcomic/{{Katamari}}'' (a comic based on ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'') had a story arc revolving around the Prince of Cosmos helping a man try to regain his girlfriend by rolling up a katamari of all the thing she likes as a show of affection. However, when presented it to, she shows she's flattered by the gesture but lets him down gently that she isn't interested in pursuing the relationship.

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Katamari}}'' (a comic based on ''VideoGame/KatamariDamacy'') had a story arc revolving around the Prince of Cosmos helping a man try to regain his girlfriend by rolling up a katamari of all the thing things she likes as a show of affection. However, when presented it to, with it, she shows she's flattered by the gesture but lets him down gently that she isn't interested in pursuing the relationship.


** Played straight with Logen/Ferro and Jezal/Ardee, making ''two'' heroes who did not get the girl...but, at Jezal's expense, deliciously subverts it with Glokta, Hero #3... depending, of course, on how you define "hero." He and Ardee marry, in no small part to save her from the consequences of Jezal's bad judgement, and end up in a stable, affectionate relationship.

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** Played straight with Logen/Ferro and Jezal/Ardee, making ''two'' heroes who did not get the girl...but, at Jezal's expense, deliciously subverts it with Glokta, Hero #3... depending, of course, on how you define "hero." "hero". He and Ardee marry, in no small part to save her from the consequences of Jezal's bad judgement, and end up in a stable, affectionate relationship.



* If one goes with the theory in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' that Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish is what would happen if a stereotypical fantasy hero was plonked into a CrapsackWorld, then this is the reason why he's so screwed up and [[spoiler: why Westeros is now even more of a CrapsackWorld]].

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': If one goes with the theory in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' that Petyr 'Littlefinger' Baelish is what would happen if a stereotypical fantasy hero was plonked into a CrapsackWorld, then this is the reason why he's so screwed up and [[spoiler: why Westeros is now even more of a CrapsackWorld]].



** In ''Literature/TheEntail'' Theodore dotes all his time in Castle R to trying to get with Baroness Seraphine but when he ends up having to leave when he returns he hears she died in a sleigh crash.

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** In ''Literature/TheEntail'' Theodore dotes devotes all his time in Castle R to into trying to get with Baroness Seraphine but when he ends up having to leave when he returns returns, he hears she died in a sleigh crash.



* Both of the books in Marti Steussy's "First-In" duology have {{bittersweet|Ending}} gender-flipped examples. In ''Forest of the Night'', [[spoiler:Gaylord Hess]] spurs the conflict between humanity and the [[IntelligentGerbil Lodgeless Ones]]; by the time he gets a clue, his agitation has caused several deaths on each side and it's clear that he's never going to fully appreciate or understand Hashti's position. In ''Dreams of Dawn'', [[spoiler:Aage]] is simply too reluctant to compromise on the dilemma regarding the world's MirrorChemistry, leading Disa to ultimately distance herself from him. [[spoiler:Both eventually find {{Second Love}}s—another young First-In member for Disa, the [[GirlNextDoor sweet local girl Gretchen]] for Aaage.]]

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* Both of the books in Marti Steussy's "First-In" duology have {{bittersweet|Ending}} gender-flipped examples. In ''Forest of the Night'', [[spoiler:Gaylord Hess]] spurs the conflict between humanity and the [[IntelligentGerbil Lodgeless Ones]]; by the time he gets a clue, his agitation has caused several deaths on each side and it's clear that he's never going to fully appreciate or understand Hashti's position. In ''Dreams of Dawn'', [[spoiler:Aage]] is simply too reluctant to compromise on the dilemma regarding the world's MirrorChemistry, leading Disa to ultimately distance herself from him. [[spoiler:Both eventually find {{Second Love}}s—another Love}}s — another young First-In member for Disa, and the [[GirlNextDoor sweet local girl Gretchen]] for Aaage.]]



* ''Literature/TailchasersSong'': Tailchaser starts the book looking for Hushpad but gets sidetracked with more dire issues along the way. He finally finds her, but they've grown apart. Hushpad is fine being an inside cat, living amongst Big Ones, and sleeping all day, while Tailchaser desires adventure and can't handle being smothered by humans. Tailchaser wants kittens but Hushpad doesn't (plus, [[spoiler:it's heavily implied she's spayed]]). Eventually this gets too much and Tailchaser leaves Hushpad and her owners.

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* ''Literature/TailchasersSong'': Tailchaser starts the book looking for Hushpad but gets sidetracked with more dire issues along the way. He finally finds her, but they've grown apart. Hushpad is fine being an inside cat, living amongst Big Ones, and sleeping all day, while Tailchaser desires adventure and can't handle being smothered by humans. Tailchaser wants kittens but Hushpad doesn't (plus, [[spoiler:it's heavily implied she's spayed]]). Eventually this gets to be too much and Tailchaser leaves Hushpad and her owners.



* Zig-Zagged in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure'' - the player would ''think'' that once they beat the FinalBoss and restore peace to the land, the boy and the girl would get together... except [[spoiler: the mana tree vanishes, so the girl has to become the BarrierMaiden to the world]]. ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'', however, implies that [[spoiler: somehow he did, as the mana tree is the main character's mother, and his DisappearedDad was the last Gemma knight: the PC in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure'']].

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* Zig-Zagged in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure'' - the player would ''think'' that once they beat the FinalBoss and restore peace to the land, the boy and the girl would get together... except [[spoiler: the mana tree vanishes, so the girl has to become the BarrierMaiden to the world]]. ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'', ''VideoGame/SecretOfMana'' however, implies that [[spoiler: somehow he did, as the mana tree is the main character's mother, and his DisappearedDad was the last Gemma knight: the PC in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyAdventure'']].


** ''Literature/{{Pyramids}}'' ([[spoiler:see also: Franchise/StarWars]])

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** ''Literature/{{Pyramids}}'' ([[spoiler:see also: Franchise/StarWars]]) Franchise/StarWars]].)



** In his non-Discworld novel ''Literature/{{Nation}}'' Mau and Daphne do not end up together due to duties and obligations to their respective cultures, though it's implied they are reincarnated as paired dolphins after their deaths.

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** In his non-Discworld novel ''Literature/{{Nation}}'' ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', Mau and Daphne do not end up together due to their duties and obligations to their respective cultures, though it's implied they are reincarnated as paired dolphins after their deaths.


** Harry *does* [[spoiler: agree with her that they both need more time to get their heads together, but that once they do, "we set sail for the fucking iceberg, full speed ahead" Karren agrees. At the end of ''Skin Game'', they eventually decide to just go for it after realizing that the "right time" will never come and they might as well take the opportunity while they have it, possibly averting this trope]].

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** Harry *does* ''does'' [[spoiler: agree with her that they both need more time to get their heads together, but that once they do, "we set sail for the fucking iceberg, full speed ahead" Karren agrees. At the end of ''Skin Game'', they eventually decide to just go for it after realizing that the "right time" will never come and they might as well take the opportunity while they have it, possibly averting this trope]].


-->'''Quasimodo:''' ''(to a statue, sobbing)'' Why was I not made of stone like thee?

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-->'''Quasimodo:''' ''(to ''(To a statue, sobbing)'' Why was I not made of stone like thee?


* Happens in a [[DownerEnding majorly depressing]] way in ''The Last American Virgin''. Unusual is that it was supposed to be a light teen comedy, but ends with the protagonist buying a gift for the girl that he thought loved him and going to a party to give it to her only to see [[spoiler:[[WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack her making out with the jerk who got her knocked up]]. He angrily leaves the party without saying a word to either of them, and the last shot of the movie is him driving home alone through the night, [[TearJerker silently sobbing, heartbroken, and completely defeated]]]]. According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_American_Virgin#Plot_synopsis The Other Wiki]], this is the only film of the kind where it happens.

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* Happens in a [[DownerEnding majorly depressing]] way in ''The Last American Virgin''. Unusual is It's unusual in that it was supposed to be a light teen comedy, but ends with the protagonist buying a gift for the girl that he thought loved him and going to a party to give it to her only to see [[spoiler:[[WhyWouldAnyoneTakeHimBack her making out with the jerk who got dumped her knocked after knocking her up]]. He angrily leaves the party without saying a word to either of them, and the last shot of the movie is him driving home alone through the night, [[TearJerker silently sobbing, heartbroken, and completely defeated]]]]. According to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_American_Virgin#Plot_synopsis The Other Wiki]], this is the only film of the kind where it happens.


It is related to NoRomanticResolution (resolution here is: it didn't work out). Compare to BetterAsFriends and RomanticRunnerUp. Contrast EverythingButTheGirl, where the protagonist usually ''does'' get the girl eventually. Not to be confused with two leads not ending up together because one of them dies -- that is a [[BittersweetEnding different trope]], DeathOfTheHypotenuse when one of the leads is the hypotenuse of someone else, and PlatonicLifePartners where neither of them wanted each other in the first place. See also DumpThemAll, where the protagonist rejects all of his LoveInterests instead of them leaving him.

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It is related Related to NoRomanticResolution (resolution (the resolution here is: it didn't work out). Compare to BetterAsFriends and RomanticRunnerUp. Contrast EverythingButTheGirl, where the protagonist usually ''does'' get the girl eventually. Not to be confused with two leads not ending up together because one of them dies -- that is a [[BittersweetEnding different trope]], DeathOfTheHypotenuse when one of the leads is the hypotenuse of someone else, and PlatonicLifePartners where neither of them wanted each other in the first place. See also DumpThemAll, where the protagonist rejects all of his LoveInterests instead of them leaving him.


* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': [[LoveDodecahedron Cyrano, Christian and De Guiche love Roxane]]. No one of them will get her. Roxane won’t get any guy too, because she's been LovingAShadow. Even Raguenau is abandoned [[YourCheatingHeart by his wife, Lisa]]. Nobody gets anyone.

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* ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': [[LoveDodecahedron Cyrano, Christian and De Guiche love Roxane]]. No one of them will get her. Roxane won’t get any guy too, because she's been LovingAShadow. Even Raguenau is abandoned [[YourCheatingHeart by his wife, Lisa]].Lisa. Nobody gets anyone.



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Mako [[YourCheatingHeart messes up]] both his relationships with [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Korra and Asami]] by the end of book 2. So much so that by the end of the Grand Finale [[spoiler: he's the only one without a girlfriend of the main group. His brother, [[BigFun Bolin]] ends up with [[BadAssAdorable Opal]]. Even ''Korra and Asami'' have girlfriends, each other. ]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': Mako [[YourCheatingHeart messes up]] up both his relationships with [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Korra and Asami]] by the end of book 2. So much so that by the end of the Grand Finale [[spoiler: he's the only one without a girlfriend of the main group. His brother, [[BigFun Bolin]] ends up with [[BadAssAdorable Opal]]. Even ''Korra and Asami'' have girlfriends, each other. ]]

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