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* [[{{ComicBook/MonetStCroix}} Monet]] was treated as this for ''{{ComicBook/Sabretooth}}'' in ''ComicBook/WeaponX2017''. The teams receives a mission to save her, which Creed says isn't about money. When he gives a briefing on Monet, Deathstrike concludes she's his ex which causes Creed to get defensive. Despite his denials of having romantic feelings for Monet, he gets very flustered when he tells her how good it is to see her again. Later when being held prisoner by Stryker's cult, Creed finally has a chance to speak with Monet & apologize for leaving her when she was cursed by Emplate, but she doesn't blame him due to how evil she became. As he prepares to tell her something, a giant heart appears behind them, seemingly confirming lingering feelings


Subtropes include NewOldFlame (the old flame minus any sort of foreshadowing) and OldFlameFizzle (the old flames reunite but there's no "spark"). Contrast WorkingWithTheEx, wherein no romantic feelings remain long before the reunion. If the character never appears in the work, it's probably TheOneThatGotAway.

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Subtropes include NewOldFlame (the old flame minus any sort of foreshadowing) who was not known to the audience until coming back) and OldFlameFizzle (the old flames reunite but there's no "spark"). Contrast WorkingWithTheEx, wherein no romantic feelings remain long before the reunion. If the character never appears in the work, it's probably TheOneThatGotAway.


* ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' loves to do this with the parents' generation. The present day new couples of that generation (FP/Alice, Fred/Hermione, Tom/Sierra) are old flames from High School as seen in the WholeEpisodeFlashblack ''The Midnight Club''.

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* ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' loves to do this with the parents' generation. The present day new couples of that generation (FP/Alice, Fred/Hermione, Tom/Sierra) are old flames from High School as seen in the WholeEpisodeFlashblack WholeEpisodeFlashback ''The Midnight Club''.

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* ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' loves to do this with the parents' generation. The present day new couples of that generation (FP/Alice, Fred/Hermione, Tom/Sierra) are old flames from High School as seen in the WholeEpisodeFlashblack ''The Midnight Club''.

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* In ''Fanfic/MyHuntsmanAcademia'', Toshinori and Glynda are depicted as this. They were extremely close during their days as Beacon Academy students, to the point that Toshinori was willing to divulge the secret of One For All to her in his second year. As much as they cared about each other, they drifted apart as Toshinori went out adventuring as the Symbol of Peace while Glynda devoted herself to training the next generation of Huntsmen and Huntresses. They begin to catch up again after he takes up a teaching position at Beacon to look after Izuku and they clearly enjoy each other's company.

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* In ''VideoGame/LostHorizon'', Fenton and Kim are implied to be this to each other. While it's not explicitly stated how close they were, they saw enough of each other for Fenton's mechanic Gus to slyly raise the issue. Their reunion doesn't go smoothly (owing to Fenton's ruptured friendship with Kim's uncle), but they eventually end up together.

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* ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'':
** The [[HeelFaceTurn newly reformed]] Despard reunites with Margaret, whom he had abandoned after being forced to [[FaceHeelTurn turn evil]], at the end of Act I.
** Dame Hannah reunites with her long-lost love, Roderic, in Act II.

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* "Martha" by Creator/TomWaits is about a man meeting up with an old love after 40 years when they're both married to reminisce and declare that he's still in love with her.


* The [[spoiler:Yuktobanian recon Major Nastasya Obertas]] for Captain Bartlett in ''AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''.

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* The [[spoiler:Yuktobanian recon Major Nastasya Obertas]] for Captain Bartlett in ''AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''.''VideoGame/AceCombat5TheUnsungWar''.

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* In ''See the Stars'', Diana and Jonah are introduced as this. They loved each other very much, then a coup lead to Diana's almost-a-decade-long imprisonment and they were separated. She comes out of it pretty messed up, but eventually they work through her trauma and find their way back together.

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* "The One That Got Away (Came Back Today)" by Music/DanielRomano is written from the perspective of the SecondLove, about what happens when the old flame comes back and turns the second love into "yesterday's news"/a third wheel.
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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: Pre-Crisis Kara Zor-El/Linda Danvers and her childhood crush Dick Malverne dated for a while but they drifted apart during their college years. Several years later, when Kara is twenty-four they meet again. It turns out that Dick was seeking her out [[spoiler:because he was dying from cancer and wanted to confess he still loved her before dying]]. They shared a kiss [[spoiler:the night he finally passed away]].

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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: Pre-Crisis Kara Zor-El/Linda Danvers and her childhood crush Dick Malverne dated for a while but they drifted apart during their college years. ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1982}} Several years later, later]]'', when Kara is twenty-four they meet again. ''[[Comicbook/YoungLove It turns out that Dick was seeking her out out]]'' [[spoiler:because he was dying from cancer and wanted to confess he still loved her before dying]]. They shared a kiss [[spoiler:the night he finally passed away]].


* In ''The Rogue Cut'' of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', Mystique and Beast ''definitely'' still have feelings for each other despite being separated for over a decade. Mystique was even romantically involved with Magneto before he was incarcerated, but her first choice back in [[Film/XMenFirstClass 1962]] was Hank.

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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'':
In ''The Rogue Cut'' of ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'', Cut'', Mystique and Beast ''definitely'' still have feelings for each other despite being separated for over a decade. Mystique was even romantically involved with Magneto before he was incarcerated, but her first choice back in [[Film/XMenFirstClass 1962]] was Hank.Hank.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Charles and Hank still carry torches for Moira and Raven, respectively.

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* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: Pre-Crisis Kara Zor-El/Linda Danvers and her childhood crush Dick Malverne dated for a while but they drifted apart during their college years. Several years later, when Kara is twenty-four they meet again. It turns out that Dick was seeking her out [[spoiler:because he was dying from cancer and wanted to confess he still loved her before dying]]. They shared a kiss [[spoiler:the night he finally passed away]].

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* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'': Misato and Kaji became a couple, broke up, got back together, and got killed. Once Kaji returns from the Red Sea they resume their relationship and eventually get married.

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