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* ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' gives us Saber and Shirou (at least in the [[UpdatedRerelease Realta Nua]] version), who manage to fullfil the StarCrossedLovers prophecy of Merlin ([[IWillFindYou Shirou must forever search for Saber]], [[IWillWaitForYou and Saber must forever wait for Shirou]]) and reunite in Avalon.


* ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' reveals that contrary to what was originally thought in the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} about how Heroic Spirits in the Throne of Heroes are ''supposed'' to be unaffected by the experiences of the summoned Servant versions save in very specific circumstances ([[spoiler:such as Saber from the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight original visual novel]]]]), the one in the Throne actually does remember all their summonings. It's simply that whenever a new version is summoned from the Throne, their memories are "filtered" to ensure conflicting memories don't affect their performance. That said, particularly powerful memories tied to different emotions (especially love) are more likely to stay intact.
** Nero and Tamamo from ''VideoGame/FateEXTRA'' clearly remember and are still in love with their Master Hakuno, the latter specifically.
** Quetzalcoatl loves lucha libre because she immediately fell in love with the sport in the past when she was summoned as a Servant and witnessed it for the first time. This love is so powerful, it transcended ''the universe'' and imposed itself on the version residing in the Throne of Heroes which lies outside of time, applying to every version of her summoned after that moment.

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* ''Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}'':
** Heroic Spirits are copies of souls stored in the Throne of Heroes, and therefore have no memories of any previous times they were summoned as a Servant for a Holy Grail War. However,
''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' reveals that contrary to what was originally thought in the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} about how Heroic Spirits prime version stored in the Throne of Heroes are ''supposed'' to be unaffected by the experiences of the summoned Servant versions save in very specific circumstances ([[spoiler:such as Saber from the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight original visual novel]]]]), the one in the Throne actually does in fact remember all their summonings. It's simply everything; it's just that whenever a new version is summoned from the Throne, their memories are "filtered" to ensure conflicting memories don't affect their performance. That said, particularly powerful memories tied to different emotions (especially love) are more likely to stay intact.
** ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'': While Saber isn't quite a normal Heroic Spirit and thus still remembers her previous summoning from ''LightNovel/FateZero'', she counts in a different way. At the end of the first storyline, [[spoiler:she is sent back to the moment of her death, where she is informed that if she never stops waiting for Shiro and he never stops seeking her, they will eventually be together in the afterlife--even though this is explicitly not how the afterlife works. It's implied that this worked, and after they both die they find each other in Avalon]].
** Nero and Tamamo from ''VideoGame/FateEXTRA'' clearly remember and are still in love with their Master Hakuno, the latter Tamamo specifically.
** Quetzalcoatl loves lucha libre because she immediately fell in love with the sport in the past when she was summoned as a Servant and witnessed it for the first time. This love is so powerful, it transcended ''the universe'' and imposed itself on broke through the version residing in the Throne of Heroes which lies outside of time, applying to normal filtering effect, so every version of her summoned after that moment.moment remembers her love of the sport.


* The film ''For All Time'' - based off the classic ''Series/TwilightZone'' episode "A Stop At Willoughby" - heavily implies that this is what keeps pulling the protagonist back into the past. (Incidentally, the lovers are played by [[Series/{{NCIS}} Mark Harmon]] and Creator/MaryMcDonnell.)

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* The film ''For All Time'' - based off the classic ''Series/TwilightZone'' ''Series/{{The Twilight Zone|1959}}'' episode "A Stop At Willoughby" - heavily implies that this is what keeps pulling the protagonist back into the past. (Incidentally, the lovers are played by [[Series/{{NCIS}} Mark Harmon]] and Creator/MaryMcDonnell.)

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* [[Anime/YourName YourName]]'s body swap [[spoiler: and time travel]] happens because of this.


* Quetzalcoatl from ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' loves lucha libre because she immediately fell in love with the sport in the past when she was summoned as a Servant and witnessed it for the first time. This love is so powerful, it transcended ''the universe'' and imposed itself on the version residing in the Throne of Heroes which lies outside of time, applying to every version of her summoned after that moment. Heroic spirits in the Throne of Heroes are ''supposed'' to be unaffected by the experiences of the summoned Servant versions, but Quetzalcoatl's love was too strong to be having any of that.

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* Quetzalcoatl from ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' reveals that contrary to what was originally thought in the Franchise/{{Nasuverse}} about how Heroic Spirits in the Throne of Heroes are ''supposed'' to be unaffected by the experiences of the summoned Servant versions save in very specific circumstances ([[spoiler:such as Saber from the [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight original visual novel]]]]), the one in the Throne actually does remember all their summonings. It's simply that whenever a new version is summoned from the Throne, their memories are "filtered" to ensure conflicting memories don't affect their performance. That said, particularly powerful memories tied to different emotions (especially love) are more likely to stay intact.
** Nero and Tamamo from ''VideoGame/FateEXTRA'' clearly remember and are still in love with their Master Hakuno, the latter specifically.
** Quetzalcoatl
loves lucha libre because she immediately fell in love with the sport in the past when she was summoned as a Servant and witnessed it for the first time. This love is so powerful, it transcended ''the universe'' and imposed itself on the version residing in the Throne of Heroes which lies outside of time, applying to every version of her summoned after that moment. Heroic spirits in the Throne of Heroes are ''supposed'' to be unaffected by the experiences of the summoned Servant versions, but Quetzalcoatl's love was too strong to be having any of that.


* In ''KingdomHearts'', [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Beast]] was able to travel to Hollow Bastion to save Belle by sheer willpower.

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* In ''KingdomHearts'', ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'', [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Beast]] was able to travel to Hollow Bastion to save Belle by sheer willpower.


* Quetzalcoatl from ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' loves lucha libre because she immediately fell in love with the sport in the past when she was summoned as a Servant and witnessed it for the first time. This love is so powerful, it transcended ''the universe'' and imposed itself on the version residing in the Throne of Heroes which lies outside of time, applying to every version of her summoned after that moment.

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* Quetzalcoatl from ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' loves lucha libre because she immediately fell in love with the sport in the past when she was summoned as a Servant and witnessed it for the first time. This love is so powerful, it transcended ''the universe'' and imposed itself on the version residing in the Throne of Heroes which lies outside of time, applying to every version of her summoned after that moment. Heroic spirits in the Throne of Heroes are ''supposed'' to be unaffected by the experiences of the summoned Servant versions, but Quetzalcoatl's love was too strong to be having any of that.


* The ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''Fanfic/WrittenInTheStars'' takes this trope and runs away with it. Spock and Fem!Kirk end up together in ''four different realities'', '''no matter what happens'''.

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* The ''Film/StarTrek'' ''Film/StarTrek2009'' fanfic ''Fanfic/WrittenInTheStars'' takes this trope and runs away with it. Spock and Fem!Kirk end up together in ''four different realities'', '''no matter what happens'''.



* In the movie ''Film/MadeInHeaven'', when Annie incarnates for the first time (leaving Heaven in the process), Elmo reincarnates to be with her even though Emmett (a stand-in for God) warns him that they only have 30 years to meet. The searching is the basis for the entire movie. Eventually, [[spoiler:when they see each other on the street, they remember their past in Heaven, including their love. This becomes a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming ending]].

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* In the movie ''Film/MadeInHeaven'', when Annie incarnates for the first time (leaving Heaven in the process), Elmo reincarnates to be with her even though Emmett (a stand-in for God) warns him that they only have 30 years to meet. The searching is the basis for the entire movie. Eventually, [[spoiler:when they see each other on the street, they remember their past in Heaven, including their love. This becomes a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming ending]].love]].


* In ''Literature/{{Beastly}}'', [[spoiler:when Kyle looks in the magic mirror and sees Lindy being abducted, he can somehow hear her her screaming for him, even though the mirror doesn't provide sound for what it shows. It's chalked up to Lindy and Kyle sharing a connection like JaneEyre and Mr. Rochester, and it's revealed that Lindy had been trying to invoke that connection to find him as well.]]

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* In ''Literature/{{Beastly}}'', [[spoiler:when Kyle looks in the magic mirror and sees Lindy being abducted, he can somehow hear her her screaming for him, even though the mirror doesn't provide sound for what it shows. It's chalked up to Lindy and Kyle sharing a connection like JaneEyre Literature/JaneEyre and Mr. Rochester, and it's revealed that Lindy had been trying to invoke that connection to find him as well.]]


-->''"I spent six months locked up in an off-the-books military prison, not to mention 80 years frozen in space, all just hoping to find you. But here you are. You know, I realized something: the universe canít stop us, because we have crossed galaxies, we have traveled through time, we survived the bottom of the Atlantic just so we could be together. And a love like that, that is stronger than any curse."'

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-->''"I spent six months locked up in an off-the-books military prison, not to mention 80 years frozen in space, all just hoping to find you. But here you are. You know, I realized something: the universe canít stop us, because we have crossed galaxies, we have traveled through time, we survived the bottom of the Atlantic just so we could be together. And a love like that, that is stronger than any curse."'"''

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD'': During Season 5, when the rest of the team is whisked off to a BadFuture, Fitz is left behind. But he's not going to let a divide of several decades keep him away from Jemma Simmons.
-->''"I spent six months locked up in an off-the-books military prison, not to mention 80 years frozen in space, all just hoping to find you. But here you are. You know, I realized something: the universe canít stop us, because we have crossed galaxies, we have traveled through time, we survived the bottom of the Atlantic just so we could be together. And a love like that, that is stronger than any curse."'


* Near the end of Creator/EEDocSmith's last ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' novel ''Children of the Lens'', Kimball Kinnison is thrown outside the space-time continuum. His wife Clarrissa, his children and Mentor of Arisia use the PowerOfLove to find him and bring him back.
%%* ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife''



* In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', Rand is the reincarnation of Lews Therin Telamon. One of his love interests, Elayne, is heavily implied to be the reincarnation of Illena, Lews Therin's wife. Birgitte and Gaidal Cain also meet and fall in love every time they are reincarnated.
* In the ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' novel ''Dragonquest'', Brekke's love for F'nor is apparently enough to telepathically reach out to the Red Star and cause Canth to teleport them home, despite being unconscious at the time. Although there is occasional mention of "empathy," no human character in the series had ever evidenced the ability to telepathically communicate across interplanetary distances before (or after).
* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar By the Sword]]'' plays with the trope a bit with Kerowyn and Eldan - the beginning of the last third of the book shows that Kero has had recurring dreams about Eldan over the ten years since they met, fell in love, and parted. Only when they are reunited some chapters later does Kero discover that the dreams were not ''just'' dreams: the two of them were [[TalkingInYourDreams communicating telepathically]] the whole time, from completely different countries, a fact that gives her a considerable shock when she realizes it. (Eldan, who'd already figured it out, is rather sheepish.)



* Creator/MercedesLackey's ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar By the Sword]]'' plays with the trope a bit with Kerowyn and Eldan - the beginning of the last third of the book shows that Kero has had recurring dreams about Eldan over the ten years since they met, fell in love, and parted. Only when they are reunited some chapters later does Kero discover that the dreams were not ''just'' dreams: the two of them were [[TalkingInYourDreams communicating telepathically]] the whole time, from completely different countries, a fact that gives her a considerable shock when she realizes it. (Eldan, who'd already figured it out, is rather sheepish.)
* The ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' puts great emphasize on the Trinitarian belief that "God is love," meaning that time has been created by the perfect love between an inseparable Father and Son that themselves live beyond time and space. As a result, Dante's quest ends with him leaving even the world of spirits to dwell only in the Love called God.
* In the ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' novel ''Dragonquest'', Brekke's love for F'nor is apparently enough to telepathically reach out to the Red Star and cause Canth to teleport them home, despite being unconscious at the time. Although there is occasional mention of "empathy," no human character in the series had ever evidenced the ability to telepathically communicate across interplanetary distances before (or after).
* Near the end of Creator/EEDocSmith's last ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' novel ''Children of the Lens'', Kimball Kinnison is thrown outside the space-time continuum. His wife Clarrissa, his children and Mentor of Arisia use the PowerOfLove to find him and bring him back.
* J. R. R. Tolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' has his most famous love story, Beren and Luthien. He's a mortal man, she's an immortal elf. Her father couldn't keep them apart. Sauron couldn't keep them apart. Morgoth couldn't keep them apart. Not even death itself and the Valar could keep them apart. In Tolkien's work, elves and men had different fates after death; elves would go to a Hall in the Undying Lands and eventually be resurrected, while men would leave the world entirely to places unknown. When Beren died, Luthien died of grief soon after and sang a song of such sorrow that Mandos, who judges over the souls who come to his Halls, was moved to pity for the first time in his life. So he gave Luthien a choice; be resurrected and live among the Valar, forgetting Beren and her grief, or she and Beren can return to life and live together, but she will become mortal and leave the world with Beren when she dies, separated from her family forever. She chose the latter.



* J. R. R. Tolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' has his most famous love story, Beren and Luthien. He's a mortal man, she's an immortal elf. Her father couldn't keep them apart. Sauron couldn't keep them apart. Morgoth couldn't keep them apart. Not even death itself and the Valar could keep them apart. In Tolkien's work, elves and men had different fates after death; elves would go to a Hall in the Undying Lands and eventually be resurrected, while men would leave the world entirely to places unknown. When Beren died, Luthien died of grief soon after and sang a song of such sorrow that Mandos, who judges over the souls who come to his Halls, was moved to pity for the first time in his life. So he gave Luthien a choice; be resurrected and live among the Valar, forgetting Beren and her grief, or she and Beren can return to life and live together, but she will become mortal and leave the world with Beren when she dies, separated from her family forever. She chose the latter.

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%%* ''Literature/TheTimeTravelersWife''
* J. R. R. Tolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' has In ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'', Rand is the reincarnation of Lews Therin Telamon. One of his most famous love story, Beren interests, Elayne, is heavily implied to be the reincarnation of Illena, Lews Therin's wife. Birgitte and Luthien. He's a mortal man, she's an immortal elf. Her father couldn't keep them apart. Sauron couldn't keep them apart. Morgoth couldn't keep them apart. Not even death itself Gaidal Cain also meet and the Valar could keep them apart. In Tolkien's work, elves and men had different fates after death; elves would go to a Hall fall in the Undying Lands and eventually be resurrected, while men would leave the world entirely to places unknown. When Beren died, Luthien died of grief soon after and sang a song of such sorrow that Mandos, who judges over the souls who come to his Halls, was moved to pity for the first love every time in his life. So he gave Luthien a choice; be resurrected and live among the Valar, forgetting Beren and her grief, or she and Beren can return to life and live together, but she will become mortal and leave the world with Beren when she dies, separated from her family forever. She chose the latter. they are reincarnated.

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* Quetzalcoatl from ''VideoGame/FateGrandOrder'' loves lucha libre because she immediately fell in love with the sport in the past when she was summoned as a Servant and witnessed it for the first time. This love is so powerful, it transcended ''the universe'' and imposed itself on the version residing in the Throne of Heroes which lies outside of time, applying to every version of her summoned after that moment.

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* J. R. R. Tolkien's ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'' has his most famous love story, Beren and Luthien. He's a mortal man, she's an immortal elf. Her father couldn't keep them apart. Sauron couldn't keep them apart. Morgoth couldn't keep them apart. Not even death itself and the Valar could keep them apart. In Tolkien's work, elves and men had different fates after death; elves would go to a Hall in the Undying Lands and eventually be resurrected, while men would leave the world entirely to places unknown. When Beren died, Luthien died of grief soon after and sang a song of such sorrow that Mandos, who judges over the souls who come to his Halls, was moved to pity for the first time in his life. So he gave Luthien a choice; be resurrected and live among the Valar, forgetting Beren and her grief, or she and Beren can return to life and live together, but she will become mortal and leave the world with Beren when she dies, separated from her family forever. She chose the latter.


* The various [[TheFlash Flashes]] use their loved ones as an emotional tether to avoid bouncing uncontrollably through time or being absorbed by the Speed Force their powers draw upon. Specifically, the couple whose love is demonstrably the strongest is Wally West (the third Flash) and Linda Park. When Abra Kadabra retcons Linda from existence, Wally has nothing to ground him and falls into the Speed Force after running too fast. He ''still'' ends up being pulled out of it by Linda.

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* The various [[TheFlash [[ComicBook/TheFlash Flashes]] use their loved ones as an emotional tether to avoid bouncing uncontrollably through time or being absorbed by the Speed Force their powers draw upon. Specifically, the couple whose love is demonstrably the strongest is Wally West (the third Flash) and Linda Park. When Abra Kadabra retcons Linda from existence, Wally has nothing to ground him and falls into the Speed Force after running too fast. He ''still'' ends up being pulled out of it by Linda.

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