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* Leo in ''{{ComicStrip/Doonesbury}}'' is a wounded Iraq War vet; he was introduced as a serving soldier in B.D's unit, the strip covered his wounding and recovery, and he and Alex later became love interests.

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* Leo in ''{{ComicStrip/Doonesbury}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' is a wounded Iraq War vet; he was introduced as a serving soldier in B.D's unit, the strip covered his wounding and recovery, and he and Alex later became love interests.



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-->'''Kayley''': Why won't you look at me when I'm talking to you? ...Oh. Oh, I didn't realize you were...\\
'''Garrett''': What? Tall? Rugged? Handsome?\\
'''Kayley''': ...Blind.\\
'''Garrett''': Oh yeah, I always forget that one.

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-->'''Kayley''': -->'''Kayley:''' Why won't you look at me when I'm talking to you? ...Oh. Oh, I didn't realize you were...\\
'''Garrett''': '''Garrett:''' What? Tall? Rugged? Handsome?\\
'''Kayley''': ...'''Kayley:''' ...Blind.\\
'''Garrett''': '''Garrett:''' Oh yeah, I always forget that one.



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* In ''Film/{{Mask}}'', Rocky Dennis falls in love with a beautiful blind girl. This is an interesting subversion because ''he'' is the InspirationallyDisabled one, not her.

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* In ''Film/{{Mask}}'', ''Film/{{Mask|1985}}'', Rocky Dennis falls in love with a beautiful blind girl. This is an interesting subversion because ''he'' is the InspirationallyDisabled one, not her.



-->'''Topher''': Imagine Creator/JohnCassavetes in ''The Fury'' as a hot chick.
-->'''Topher!Victor''': Which you know I often have!

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-->'''Topher''': -->'''Topher:''' Imagine Creator/JohnCassavetes in ''The Fury'' as a hot chick.
-->'''Topher!Victor''':
chick.\\
'''Topher-Victor:'''
Which you know I often have!



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* Leo in ''{{ComicStrip/Doonesbury}}'' is a wounded Iraq War vet; he was introduced as a serving soldier in B.D's unit, the strip covered his wounding and recovery, and he and Alex later became love interests.
* Denise Russo in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', who is blind. It's not often brought up, but making fun of her blindness is a BerserkButton for Peter. The temporary aspect is averted; they've apparently been at it for years, although Denise [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome has not been seen for a while despite not breaking up with Peter]].
* Luis Fuerte in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'' uses a wheelchair. He unintentionally wins the hearts of two women who had boyfriends, and it's been stated that he's quite the looker. [[spoiler: He ends up with Jenny because she alone [[IgnoreTheDisability ignored the disability]].]]
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-->'''Kayley''': Why won't you look at me when I'm talking to you? ...Oh. Oh, I didn't realize you were...
-->'''Garrett''': What? Tall? Rugged? Handsome?
-->'''Kayley''': ...Blind.
-->'''Garrett''': Oh yeah, I always forget that one.

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-->'''Kayley''': Why won't you look at me when I'm talking to you? ...Oh. Oh, I didn't realize you were...
-->'''Garrett''':
were...\\
'''Garrett''':
What? Tall? Rugged? Handsome?
-->'''Kayley''': ...Blind.
-->'''Garrett''':
Handsome?\\
'''Kayley''': ...Blind.\\
'''Garrett''':
Oh yeah, I always forget that one.



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* Emily Alexander in ''Literature/HonorHarrington''. Although the disablement was after her marriage, it fits this trope because her husband never stopped loving her. [[spoiler: Not even [[ItMakesSenseInContext when they marry someone else]].]]

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* Emily Alexander in ''Literature/HonorHarrington''. Although the disablement was after her marriage, it fits this trope because her husband never stopped loving her. [[spoiler: Not [[spoiler:Not even [[ItMakesSenseInContext when they marry someone else]].]]



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* Leo in ''{{ComicStrip/Doonesbury}}'' is a wounded Iraq War vet; he was introduced as a serving soldier in B.D's unit, the strip covered his wounding and recovery, and he and Alex later became love interests.
* Denise Russo in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', who is blind. It's not often brought up, but making fun of her blindness is a BerserkButton for Peter. The temporary aspect is averted; they've apparently been at it for years, although Denise [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome has not been seen for a while despite not breaking up with Peter]].
* Luis Fuerte in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'' uses a wheelchair. He unintentionally wins the hearts of two women who had boyfriends, and it's been stated that he's quite the looker. [[spoiler: He ends up with Jenny because she alone [[IgnoreTheDisability ignored the disability]].]]
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* Leo in ''{{ComicStrip/Doonesbury}}'' is a wounded Iraq War vet; he was introduced as a serving soldier in B.D's unit, the strip covered his wounding and recovery, and he and Alex later became love interests.
* Denise Russo in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'', who is blind. It's not often brought up, but making fun of her blindness is a BerserkButton for Peter. The temporary aspect is averted; they've apparently been at it for years, although Denise [[ChuckCunninghamSyndrome has not been seen for a while despite not breaking up with Peter]].
* Luis Fuerte in ''ComicStrip/SafeHavens'' uses a wheelchair. He unintentionally wins the hearts of two women who had boyfriends, and it's been stated that he's quite the looker. [[spoiler: He ends up with Jenny because she alone [[IgnoreTheDisability ignored the disability]].]]
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* ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'' has a supporting character called Marcie, who is mute due to some childhood accident. Marcie is in some sort of lesbian relationship with another character.


* Barbara Gordon (formerly ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} and Oracle), from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'', is wheelchair-bound, but [[BadassBookworm she can still]] [[HandicappedBadass kick your ass]]. She is one of the main love interests to Dick Grayson, the first Robin and currently ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}. After the Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}} a CosmicRetcon makes sure she's back on her feet. However, in the new continuity she was wheelchair bound for at least three years, and her status as a Disabled Love Interest is hardwired in her character, as almost everything reminding her of her past handicap (getting a gun pointed to her belly, seeing a wheelchair lift...) acts as a TraumaButton for her post-traumatic stress disorder. Babs herself attained one of these of her own now in Ricky, an ex-gang member who lost a leg in a robbery gone bad and chose to get out of the crime business.

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* Barbara Gordon (formerly ComicBook/{{Batgirl}} and Oracle), (ComicBook/{{Oracle}}), from ''Franchise/{{Batman}}'' and ''ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey'', is wheelchair-bound, but [[BadassBookworm she can still]] [[HandicappedBadass kick your ass]]. She is one of the main love interests to Dick Grayson, the first Robin and currently ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}. After the Comicbook/{{Flashpoint}} a CosmicRetcon makes sure she's puts her back on her feet. However, in the new continuity she was wheelchair bound for at least three years, and her status as a Disabled Love Interest is hardwired in her character, as almost everything reminding her of her past handicap (getting a gun pointed to her belly, seeing a wheelchair lift...) acts as a TraumaButton for her post-traumatic stress disorder. Babs herself attained one of these of her own now in Ricky, an ex-gang member who lost a leg in a robbery gone bad and chose to get out of the crime business.


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* [[spoiler:Subverted with]] Bentley and Penelope in the ''VideoGame/SlyCooper'' games. Bentley was crushed by Clock-La the end of ''VideoGame/Sly2BandOfThieves'', and was wheelchair-bounded since. Penelope falls for him anyway, owing to his genuine concern for her when she's captured by [=LeFwee=], and through their shared love of technology. [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/SlyCooperThievesInTime But in reality]], she's only pretending to love him to get his skills for profit, even insulting him in private]].


* There was an episode of ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' where Zach pursued a girl in a wheelchair. Instead of it being an obstacle, though, he goes out of his way to be good about it, and even organizes a wheelchair basketball game. [[CondescendingCompassion Turns out]] she ''hats'' having all the attention cast on her, and wants to be treated like anyone else.

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* There was an episode of ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' where Zach pursued a girl in a wheelchair. Instead of it being an obstacle, though, he goes out of his way to be good about it, and even organizes a wheelchair basketball game. [[CondescendingCompassion Turns out]] she ''hats'' ''hates'' having all the attention cast on her, and wants to be treated like anyone else.


* Josie Beller, a.k.a. Circuit-Breaker, from Marvel's Generation One ''[[ComicBook/TheTransformers Transformers]]'' comic, was definitely [[HotScientist good-looking]], and, given how {{Stripperiffic}} her cybernetic PowerArmor was, she knew it. Bear in mind that she was also a [[VanHelsingHateCrimes vengeful]], [[KnightTemplar obsessed]] badass.


* Deconstructed in the ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' episode "Denise Handicapped", where Larry continues dating a pretty woman in a wheelchair to gain popularity and sympathy from his friends.

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* Deconstructed in the ''Series/CurbYourEnthusiasm'' episode "Denise Handicapped", where Larry continues dating a pretty woman in a wheelchair to gain popularity and sympathy from his friends. [[spoiler:When he loses her phone number, he finds a ''different'' woman in a wheelchair to date.]]


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* ''Webcomic/AlwaysHuman'': Sunati builds a relationship with Austen, who has "Egan's Syndrome", a FictionalDisability that makes her ineligible for the setting's ubiquitous BioAugmentation mods. She makes several missteps, since Austen loathes being seen as "brave" or InspirationallyDisadvantaged and makes clear that she ''would'' use mods if she could, but the two have a happy ending together.


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* There was an episode of ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' where Zach pursued a girl in a wheelchair. Instead of it being an obstacle, though, he goes out of his way to be good about it, and even organized a wheelchair basketball game. [[CondescendingCompassion Turns out]] she ''hated'' having all the attention cast on her, and wanted to be treated like anyone else.

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* There was an episode of ''Series/SavedByTheBell'' where Zach pursued a girl in a wheelchair. Instead of it being an obstacle, though, he goes out of his way to be good about it, and even organized organizes a wheelchair basketball game. [[CondescendingCompassion Turns out]] she ''hated'' ''hats'' having all the attention cast on her, and wanted wants to be treated like anyone else.



* The ''[[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus: Blood And Sand]]'' episode "The Thing In The Pit" features a brief but memorable appearance[[note]]ironically, many didn't notice her missing hand because they were distracted by the realistic-looking prosthetic penis she's wearing[[/note]] by this (Warning--{{NSFW}})[[http://i53.tinypic.com/zoi45s.jpg]] extra with one hand.
* ''Series/SwitchedAtBirth'' has several deaf characters, all of whom are quite attractive- Daphne, Emmett, Emmett's mother-and have relationships with hearing people. However they're all played as ordinary people, with some of the relationships lasting a very long time.
* In ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' the "supercouple" Kayla and Steve used to have both of its members like this. Steve was (and, to date, is) still half-blind, wearing an EyepatchOfPower, and Kayla, after a (then) unknown assailant gets her into a gas explosion, loses her voice and hearing due to an odd combination of physical and psychological damage. After Kayla wakes up, Steve starts to woo her more eagerly, until they eventually elope. However, [[UnexplainedRecovery shortly before the marriage, Kayla gets a nigh-impossible recovery, regaining both voice and hearing]].

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* The ''[[Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand Spartacus: Blood And Sand]]'' ''Series/SpartacusBloodAndSand'' episode "The Thing In The Pit" features a brief but memorable appearance[[note]]ironically, many didn't notice her missing hand because they were distracted by the realistic-looking prosthetic penis she's wearing[[/note]] by this (Warning--{{NSFW}})[[http://i53.tinypic.com/zoi45s.jpg]] extra with one hand.
* ''Series/SwitchedAtBirth'' has several deaf characters, all of whom are quite attractive- attractive - Daphne, Emmett, Emmett's mother-and have relationships with hearing people. However However, they're all played as ordinary people, with some of the relationships lasting a very long time.
* In ''Series/DaysOfOurLives'' ''Series/DaysOfOurLives,'' the "supercouple" Kayla and Steve used to have both of its members like this. Steve was (and, to date, is) still half-blind, wearing an EyepatchOfPower, and Kayla, after a (then) unknown assailant gets her into a gas explosion, loses her voice and hearing due to an odd combination of physical and psychological damage. After Kayla wakes up, Steve starts to woo her more eagerly, until they eventually elope. However, [[UnexplainedRecovery shortly before the marriage, Kayla gets a nigh-impossible recovery, regaining both voice and hearing]].



** As of the ''Trespasser'' DLC, [[spoiler:the Inquisitor themselves is this for their love interest, having lost most of their left arm]].

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** As of the end of the ''Trespasser'' DLC, [[spoiler:the Inquisitor themselves is this for their love interest, having lost most of their left arm]].



* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'': Being a romance-based VisualNovel set in a school for students who require regular medical care or educational accommodations as a result of disabilities, [[ThemedHarem all five of Hisao's potential love interests fall under this trope]]. Shizune Hakamichi is deaf-mute, Lilly Satou is blind since birth, Hanako Ikezawa has burn scars over much of her body, Emi Ibarazaki's legs were amputated just below the knees, and Rin Tezuka has stumps for arms. From the girls' perspective, ''Hisao'' counts as this as well; he has [[HeartTrauma cardiac arrythmia]]. The girls from the April's Fools joke, Rika (heart illness) and Saki (ataxia), would've counted as well.

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* ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'': Being a romance-based VisualNovel set in a school for students who require regular medical care or educational accommodations as a result of disabilities, [[ThemedHarem all five of Hisao's potential love interests fall under this trope]]. Shizune Hakamichi is deaf-mute, Lilly Satou is blind since birth, Hanako Ikezawa has burn scars over much of her body, Emi Ibarazaki's legs were amputated just below the knees, and Rin Tezuka has stumps for arms. From the girls' perspective, ''Hisao'' counts as this as well; he has [[HeartTrauma cardiac arrythmia]].arrhythmia]]. The girls from the April's Fools joke, Rika (heart illness) and Saki (ataxia), would've counted as well.



* 'WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'':
** [[ZigzaggingTrope Zigzagged]] in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', where Jake reveals he learnt to read Braille from his ''ex''-girlfriend. [[SubvertedTrope She wasn't blind, however]]. [[RuleOfCool She just though it was cool]].

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** [[ZigzaggingTrope Zigzagged]] in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', where Jake reveals he learnt learned to read Braille from his ''ex''-girlfriend. [[SubvertedTrope She wasn't blind, however]]. [[RuleOfCool She just though it was cool]].

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* In ''Series/{{Weeds}}'', Silas' girlfriend, Megan Graves, is deaf.


* ''Series/SwitchedAtBirth'' has several deaf characters, all of whom are quite attractive- Daphne, Emmett, Emmett's mother.

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* ''Series/SwitchedAtBirth'' has several deaf characters, all of whom are quite attractive- Daphne, Emmett, Emmett's mother.mother-and have relationships with hearing people. However they're all played as ordinary people, with some of the relationships lasting a very long time.



* Seems disabled characters are a normal occurrence in SoapOpera fiction, as ''Camila'' in ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220251/ Nano]]'', the protagonist main love interest, is (psychosmatically) deaf and mute. Coupled than acually Manuel, the titular ''Nano'' is already married, and spends most of the story unaware than Camila is non other than his long lost ChildhoodFriendRomance, and [[spoiler: she regains her voice and hearing in the end, when Manuel divorces his nagging wife to hook up with her]], makes of Camila a thinly veiled expy of Disney/TheLittleMermaid

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* Seems disabled characters are a normal occurrence in SoapOpera fiction, as ''Camila'' in ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0220251/ Nano]]'', the protagonist main love interest, is (psychosmatically) deaf and mute. Coupled than acually with the fact Manuel, the titular ''Nano'' is already married, and spends most of the story unaware than Camila is non other than his long lost ChildhoodFriendRomance, and [[spoiler: she regains her voice and hearing in the end, when Manuel divorces his nagging wife to hook up with her]], makes of Camila a thinly veiled expy of Disney/TheLittleMermaid



* ''Series/{{The Mentalist}}'' has Rosalind, who was a lover of the elusive [[BigBad Red John]]. Turns out she is blind and therefore cannot identify what he looks like and most likely the main reason he hasn't killed her.
* ''Series/SueThomasFBEye'': Sue is deaf and there's certainly an attraction between her and Jack (which [[EveryoneCanSeeIt everyone can see]]), not to mention all the men she's dated over the course of the series. The show featured many deaf characters prominently, so whenever they paired up with someone, they became this, as well.

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* ''Series/{{The Mentalist}}'' has Rosalind, who was a lover of the elusive [[BigBad Red John]]. Turns out she is blind and therefore cannot identify what he looks like and most likely is the main reason he hasn't killed her.
* ''Series/SueThomasFBEye'': Sue is deaf and there's certainly an attraction between her and Jack (which [[EveryoneCanSeeIt everyone can see]]), not to mention all the men she's dated over the course of the series. The show featured many deaf characters prominently, so whenever they paired up with someone, someone they became this, this as well.



** Sherlock falls for an autistic woman named Fiona. Sherlock himself is [[AmbiguousDisorder ambiguously on the spectrum]] but it hasn't been confirmed.
** Thomas tries to date a woman however she pushes him away. He originally thinks it's related to his work, however it turns out she's scared because she has been diagnosed with [=MS=] and worries how it will affect him. The episode ends with an open ending that they will continue dating.

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** Sherlock falls for an autistic woman named Fiona. Sherlock himself is [[AmbiguousDisorder ambiguously on the spectrum]] spectrum]], but it hasn't been confirmed.
** Thomas tries to date a woman woman, however she pushes him away. He originally thinks it's related to his work, however it turns out she's scared because she has been diagnosed with [=MS=] and worries how it will affect him. The episode ends with an open ending that they will continue dating.


* In the ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon'' fic ''Fanfic/BlackAsNight'', Astrid still falls for Hiccup even after she accidentally blinds him during dragon training.



* Another male example is Garrett from ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', who is blind and certainly "pretty" enough to become [[ActionGirl Kayley's]] love interest [[spoiler: and marry her in the end.]] This is actually a rare example of this trope done well, as he [[spoiler: isn't magically cured of his disability by the end of the movie,]] as so often happens, and doesn't define himself by his blindness:

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* Another male example is Garrett from ''WesternAnimation/QuestForCamelot'', who is blind and certainly "pretty" enough to become [[ActionGirl Kayley's]] love interest [[spoiler: and marry her in the end.]] This is actually a rare example of this trope done well, as he [[spoiler: isn't [[spoiler:isn't magically cured of his disability by the end of the movie,]] as so often happens, and doesn't define himself by his blindness:

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* ''Series/AgentCarter'' features Daniel Sousa, a World War II vet who lost a leg during the war and uses a crutch or cane regularly. In contrast to other examples, though, he’s not a temporary love interest, but is [[spoiler: Peggy’s primary love interest and possible future husband.]]

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