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* ''Literature/ThePrydainChronicles'' has OfficialCouple Eilonwy and Taran, but the {{UST}} only really starts bubbling once he grows up a little.

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* ''Literature/ThePrydainChronicles'' ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfPrydain'' has OfficialCouple Eilonwy and Taran, but the {{UST}} only really starts bubbling once he grows up a little.


* Heloise, the sadistic [[MadScientist girl genius]] who works for a company that brings misery to others in Miseryville; falls for the sweet, [[ThePollyanna optimistic]], ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. According to WordOfGod, one reason is that there's "something about sweet, innocent guys that appeals to the last shred of humanity in her". [[http://edwardkay.net/blog/2009/04/30/illustrator-wanted-jimmy-two-shoes-goes-to-asia-oz/comment-page-1/ Here's the info.]]

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* Heloise, the sadistic [[MadScientist girl genius]] who works for a company that brings misery to others in Miseryville; falls for the sweet, [[ThePollyanna optimistic]], ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes''. According to WordOfGod, [[WordOfGod co-creator Edward Kay]], one reason is that there's "something about sweet, innocent guys that appeals to the last shred of humanity in her". [[http://edwardkay.net/blog/2009/04/30/illustrator-wanted-jimmy-two-shoes-goes-to-asia-oz/comment-page-1/ Here's the info.]]her".


Hardly. [[EveryoneLovesBlondes Blondes]] prefer gentlemen. As do [[BrainyBrunette brunettes]], [[FieryRedhead redheads]], BaldWomen, little old ladies with white hair and young girls with [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Amazing Technicolor Hair]].

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Hardly. [[EveryoneLovesBlondes Blondes]] prefer gentlemen. As do [[BrainyBrunette brunettes]], [[FieryRedhead redheads]], BaldWomen, little old ladies with white hair hair, and young girls with [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair Amazing Technicolor Hair]].



* Diamondback, a villainess member of the Serpent Society, dated ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and offered to drop crime for him on their first meeting. She took awhile getting around to it, but she [[HeelFaceTurn did do it]].

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* Diamondback, a villainess member of the Serpent Society, dated ComicBook/CaptainAmerica and offered to drop crime for him on their first meeting. She took awhile a while getting around to it, but she [[HeelFaceTurn did do it]].



* In ''ComicBook/JenniferBlood'', the title character fell in love with and married a mild-mannered, goofy, and good-natured accountant precisely because he was the opposite of every man -- all hardened ruthless criminals -- she had ever known in her life. In her own words, her husband is the kind of man her evil uncles would have dismissed as "weak", because he's the kind of man who makes society work instead of preying on it.

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* In ''ComicBook/JenniferBlood'', the title character fell in love with and married a mild-mannered, goofy, and good-natured accountant precisely because he was the opposite of every man -- all hardened ruthless criminals -- she had ever known in her life. In her own words, her husband is the kind of man her evil uncles would have dismissed as "weak", "weak" because he's the kind of man who makes society work instead of preying on it.



** She even calls him the nicest guy she's been with and the fact that he is learning to recognize his mistakes and improve on himself is what seperates him from the other exes (while also motivating Ramona to do the same.)
** This extends to Scott's relationship wth his ex-girlfriends. His first girlfriend, Kim Pine, has known him the longest of their circle of friends and despite the abrupt end of their relationship (due to Scott having to move, though Scott mishandled on telling her), she still cares plenty about Scott (with implications she still has strong feelings for him) though masks it with her grumpiness and snarkiness. Also the basis for Scott and Knives being together; while the ending of their relationship was ultimately Scott's fault, they were happy during the time they were together and Scott was a good and attentive boyfriend for her, it's why Knives still has strong feelings for Scott.
** {{Gender Inverted|Trope}} example as well since all of Scott's past girlfriends were all decent women at heart, including Ramona (depsite being rough around the edges like Scott was.) Conversed regarding Scott with Natalie a.k.a. Envy; he liked her because she was a nice girl and they shared interests. Their relationship began to declne when she began to change... and not for the better. Having joined Scott and Stephen's band, Kid Chameleon, her talenet brought plenty of newfound fame and success to the band, which led [[TookALevelInJerkass to her changing her image, usurping control of the band while adding in more people, dismissing the opinions of the rest of the band members (especially with their rise in fame) and becoming more aloof and uncaring in her relationship with Scott.]] Ultimately, while [[spoiler: Scott instigated the actual argument that spelled the end of their relationship (which he did not remember, Stephen claims he got drunk, which presumably is why)]], the change from Natalie to Envy was the main force in their relationship ending.

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** She even calls him the nicest guy she's been with and the fact that he is learning to recognize his mistakes and improve on himself is what seperates separates him from the other exes (while also motivating Ramona to do the same.)
** This extends to Scott's relationship wth with his ex-girlfriends. His first girlfriend, Kim Pine, has known him the longest of their circle of friends and despite the abrupt end of their relationship (due to Scott having to move, though Scott mishandled on telling her), she still cares plenty about Scott (with implications she still has strong feelings for him) though masks it with her grumpiness and snarkiness. Also the basis for Scott and Knives being together; while the ending of their relationship was ultimately Scott's fault, they were happy during the time they were together and Scott was a good and attentive boyfriend for her, it's why Knives still has strong feelings for Scott.
** {{Gender Inverted|Trope}} example as well since all of Scott's past girlfriends were all decent women at heart, including Ramona (depsite (despite being rough around the edges like Scott was.) Conversed regarding Scott with Natalie a.k.a. Envy; he liked her because she was a nice girl and they shared interests. Their relationship began to declne decline when she began to change... and not for the better. Having joined Scott and Stephen's band, Kid Chameleon, her talenet talent brought plenty of newfound fame and success to the band, which led [[TookALevelInJerkass to her changing her image, usurping control of the band while adding in more people, dismissing the opinions of the rest of the band members (especially with their rise in fame) and becoming more aloof and uncaring in her relationship with Scott.]] Ultimately, while [[spoiler: Scott instigated the actual argument that spelled the end of their relationship (which he did not remember, Stephen claims he got drunk, which presumably is why)]], the change from Natalie to Envy was the main force in their relationship ending.



-->''"She could admit it now, in a slightly more self-conscious part of her mind. He was kind of cute. He was polite and self-effacing to the point it could drive her nuts, but he was also kind, gentle, and could be stupidly brave to almost ridiculous lengths when protecting others. 'He dove into a volcano without a second's thought to save me. No one's ever done anything even close to that for me.' He was an elite Eva Pilot, like her, a 'prime catch' as some of the other girls at school had quietly mentioned. He sometimes showed a spark of energy and anger when she'd pushed at him that secretly thrilled her, the way he would react to her, pushing to match her, making her push just as hard to stay ahead of him. He made her feel alive. He was... a good guy. He'd renewed his promise this morning, when he must have thought she was asleep. He wasn't just saying things for her to hear. He meant it. And now he wanted to be with her."''

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-->''"She could admit it now, in a slightly more self-conscious part of her mind. He was kind of cute. He was polite and self-effacing to the point it could drive her nuts, but he was also kind, gentle, and could be stupidly brave to almost ridiculous lengths when protecting others. 'He dove into a volcano without a second's thought to save me. No one's ever done anything even close to that for me.' He was an elite Eva Pilot, like her, a 'prime catch' as some of the other girls at school had quietly mentioned. He sometimes showed a spark of energy and anger when she'd pushed at him that secretly thrilled her, the way he would react to her, pushing to match her, making her push just as hard to stay ahead of him. He made her feel alive. He was... a good guy. He'd renewed his promise this morning, morning when he must have thought she was asleep. He wasn't just saying things for her to hear. He meant it. And now he wanted to be with her."''



** And [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] fell for Kaworu, the nicest person in the entire base, that always cares for everyone and is nearly uncapable to hold grudges.
* Shows up in the short ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''Fanfic/GimmeShelter''. where, Fancypants gets himself a date with Fleur de Lis by acting like a perfect [[HoldYourHippogriffs gentlecolt]] towards her by and offering her a bed for the night unmolested after she got caught out in a pouring storm without a coat and miles from her home.

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** And [[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] fell for Kaworu, the nicest person in the entire base, that always cares for everyone and is nearly uncapable incapable to hold grudges.
* Shows up in the short ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic ''Fanfic/GimmeShelter''. where, ''Fanfic/GimmeShelter'' where Fancypants gets himself a date with Fleur de Lis by acting like a perfect [[HoldYourHippogriffs gentlecolt]] towards her by and offering her a bed for the night unmolested after she got caught out in a pouring storm without a coat and miles from her home.



* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': In chapter 9 of the rewrite Asuka explains why she likes Shinji. Simply put, she likes Shinji because he is strong and kind rather merely handsome in a rugged way:

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* ''Fanfic/LastChildOfKrypton'': In chapter 9 of the rewrite rewrite, Asuka explains why she likes Shinji. Simply put, she likes Shinji because he is strong and kind rather merely handsome in a rugged way:



* This is the case with much of the major female cast in ''Fanfic/TheLionOfIvalice.'' The best example would be [[spoiler: Lionsguard Captain Agrias Oaks.]] It is strongly implied that she spends a significant portion of the first half of the story in a sexual relationship with [[spoiler: Delita Hyral]] but she is not foolish enough to think it's anything more than physical, especially after he accomplishes one of his major goals and he has not much use for her. It is around this time that she decides that she had nothing in common with him to begin with and the relationship ends with little fanfare. Then she meets [[spoiler: Zalbag Beoulve]] and thanks to a long chain of events ends up spending much of her time with him. She spends much time getting to know him personally as a stranger, then as a fellow knight, a friend, and finally a lover, providing a much stronger foundation for a healthy relationship, [[spoiler: and she eventually marries him and assumes the title of Duchess of Gallione, and [[BabiesEverAfter is pregnant with his child]] in the epilogue.]]

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* This is the case with much of the major female cast in ''Fanfic/TheLionOfIvalice.'' The best example would be [[spoiler: Lionsguard Captain Agrias Oaks.]] It is strongly implied that she spends a significant portion of the first half of the story in a sexual relationship with [[spoiler: Delita Hyral]] but she is not foolish enough to think it's anything more than physical, especially after he accomplishes one of his major goals and he has not much use for her. It is around this time that she decides that she had nothing in common with him to begin with and the relationship ends with little fanfare. Then she meets [[spoiler: Zalbag Beoulve]] and -- thanks to a long chain of events -- ends up spending much of her time with him. She spends much time getting to know him personally as a stranger, then as a fellow knight, a friend, and finally a lover, providing a much stronger foundation for a healthy relationship, [[spoiler: and she eventually marries him and assumes the title of Duchess of Gallione, and [[BabiesEverAfter is pregnant with his child]] in the epilogue.]]



* In ''FanFic/{{Shatterheart}}'' Kurogane likes that Syaoran is better person than him and admits that it's one of his most attractive qualities.

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* In ''FanFic/{{Shatterheart}}'' Kurogane likes that Syaoran is a better person than him and admits that it's one of his most attractive qualities.



* In ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/SupermanOf2499TheGreatConfrontation'', [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Katherine]] chooses Alan over his brother because Alan is sensitive and kind as opposite to Adam who is adventurous but sinister and over-domineering.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/SupermanOf2499TheGreatConfrontation'', [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Katherine]] chooses Alan over his brother because Alan is sensitive and kind as opposite opposed to Adam who is adventurous but sinister and over-domineering.



-->''"That person you call scum is worth a thousand of you...and a hundred of me! [...] He's fought to protect everyone, all without any kind of super powers, even though he never wanted to! [...] And unlike some people, he doesn't hide behind anger, or a mask, or false bravado! [...] When he does come out of his shell talk to you, you know the person you're dealing with is really him!"''
* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10487325?view_full_work=true This]] ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'' fanfic takes it UpToEleven. The female protagonist states, in the beginning, that she does not think Beshelar's appearance very impressive, and is a bit frightened by his stern demeanour. His willingness to GiveTheBabyAFather just because he [[IGaveMyWord gave his word]] in a ceremony where that was mostly for tradition's sake, and his loyalty to her slowly win her over. Notably, all the things he does that might be perceived as romantic gestures are subverted somehow. He gives her flowers and tells her it is because the flower vendor had only one bunch left and he figured he could buy it and spare the vendor some work. When he writes a letter to her, it doesn't contain any declarations of love, but his permission for her to continue working, which she needs because of the very patriarchal society. The document extends the permission to her unborn child, and threatens vengeance to anyone who doesn't return it to her after she ends her employment there. He gives her money, stating that he can't have people thinking that he doesn't provide for his wife. It doesn't fool her.

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-->''"That person you call scum is worth a thousand of you...and a hundred of me! [...] He's fought to protect everyone, all without any kind of super powers, superpowers, even though he never wanted to! [...] And unlike some people, he doesn't hide behind anger, or a mask, or false bravado! [...] When he does come out of his shell talk to you, you know the person you're dealing with is really him!"''
* [[http://archiveofourown.org/works/10487325?view_full_work=true This]] ''Literature/TheGoblinEmperor'' fanfic takes it UpToEleven. The female protagonist states, in the beginning, that she does not think Beshelar's appearance very impressive, and is a bit frightened by his stern demeanour. His willingness to GiveTheBabyAFather just because he [[IGaveMyWord gave his word]] in a ceremony where that was mostly for tradition's sake, sake and his loyalty to her slowly win her over. Notably, all the things he does that might be perceived as romantic gestures are subverted somehow. He gives her flowers and tells her it is because the flower vendor had only one bunch left and he figured he could buy it and spare the vendor some work. When he writes a letter to her, it doesn't contain any declarations of love, but his permission for her to continue working, which she needs because of the very patriarchal society. The document extends the permission to her unborn child, child and threatens vengeance to anyone who doesn't return it to her after she ends her employment there. He gives her money, stating that he can't have people thinking that he doesn't provide for his wife. It doesn't fool her.



* A gender inverted example in ''Fanfic/TheFlowerPrincessAndTheAlchemist''. Over the course of the story, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Edward]] slowly starts grow feelings for [[AllLovingHeroine Orihime]] due to her [[TheHeart kind]] and [[NiceGirl gentle]] nature. Bonus points in that she's the only one, besides [[SiblingTeam Al]], who has enough [[TurnTheOtherCheek patience]] to deal with his [[HairTriggerTemper hotheaded]] and [[HotBlooded brash]] demeanor. Not even [[WrenchWench Winry]] has that kind of tolerance. Unsurprisingly, in a typical [[{{Tsundere}} Ed]] fashion, he either remains [[ObliviousToLove oblivious]] or in [[ShesNotMyGirlfriend denial]] of his newfound feelings toward her. But Edward does get a [[{{Understatement}} tad bit]] [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] when other [[DudeMagnet guys]] try to get too close to Orihime. However, Orihime remains [[ObliviousToLove ignorant]] of Ed's growing affections towards her. Plus, [[CordonBleughChef she's]] [[ThroughHisStomach a damn good chef]] as [[BigEater Ed]] repeatedly points out.
* ''Fanfic/TheManyDatesOfDannyFenton'': Danny goes on a date with a different girl from a different series for a month. Of those dates, most of them show a genuine interest in him. This is because he makes an effort to be a gentleman and show them respect, patience and kindness. These include WesternAnimation/KimPossible, [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Kent]], [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Violet Parr]], [[WesternAnimation/SixTeen Jen Masterson]] and [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Starfire]], all of whom like how funny, caring and open he is.

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* A gender inverted example in ''Fanfic/TheFlowerPrincessAndTheAlchemist''. Over the course of the story, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Edward]] slowly starts to grow feelings for [[AllLovingHeroine Orihime]] due to her [[TheHeart kind]] and [[NiceGirl gentle]] nature. Bonus points in that she's the only one, besides [[SiblingTeam Al]], who has enough [[TurnTheOtherCheek patience]] to deal with his [[HairTriggerTemper hotheaded]] and [[HotBlooded brash]] demeanor. Not even [[WrenchWench Winry]] has that kind of tolerance. Unsurprisingly, in a typical [[{{Tsundere}} Ed]] fashion, he either remains [[ObliviousToLove oblivious]] or in [[ShesNotMyGirlfriend denial]] of his newfound feelings toward her. But Edward does get a [[{{Understatement}} tad bit]] [[GreenEyedMonster jealous]] when other [[DudeMagnet guys]] try to get too close to Orihime. However, Orihime remains [[ObliviousToLove ignorant]] of Ed's growing affections towards her. Plus, [[CordonBleughChef she's]] [[ThroughHisStomach a damn good chef]] as [[BigEater Ed]] repeatedly points out.
* ''Fanfic/TheManyDatesOfDannyFenton'': Danny goes on a date with a different girl from a different series for a month. Of those dates, most of them show a genuine interest in him. This is because he makes an effort to be a gentleman and show them respect, patience patience, and kindness. These include WesternAnimation/KimPossible, [[ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} Kara Kent]], [[WesternAnimation/TheIncredibles Violet Parr]], [[WesternAnimation/SixTeen Jen Masterson]] and [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Starfire]], all of whom like how funny, caring and open he is.



** [[WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily Penny Proud]] is surprised that Danny took the full blame from her father by claiming he was harassing her to get her out of trouble. This not only impressed Penny, but also [[ShipperOnDeck Suga Mama]].

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** [[WesternAnimation/TheProudFamily Penny Proud]] is surprised that Danny took the full blame from her father by claiming he was harassing her to get her out of trouble. This not only impressed Penny, Penny but also [[ShipperOnDeck Suga Mama]].



** [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Starfire]] is the only girl to know of Danny's powers before officially meeting him after seeing his transformation. She doesn't have issue with it, her only interest is the fact that Danny is sympathetic to her backstory and they spend a good deal of their time saving lives.
*** In TMDDF: Danny and Kara, Kara picked Danny, a fellow superhero and all around NiceGuy as her perfect match, who even saved her life during their first date.
*** In After Many Dates: Danny and Kim, like the main story, Kim fell for Danny for not being afraid of her fighting prowess and understanding behavior. She later grew to fonder of him as he was an honest and funny guy. She's first hurt to learn his secret, but learning of the good he does as Danny Phantom causes her to not only forgive him, but fall more in love with him.
* ''Fanfic/DannyPhantomStranded'': In the sequel story ''Trapped'', Star has begun developing feelings for Danny, since he's saved her life a few times despite how rude she's been, as well as giving kind words to show she's more than just a member of the A-listers.

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** [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Starfire]] is the only girl to know of Danny's powers before officially meeting him after seeing his transformation. She doesn't have an issue with it, her only interest is the fact that Danny is sympathetic to her backstory and they spend a good deal of their time saving lives.
*** In TMDDF: Danny and Kara, Kara picked Danny, a fellow superhero and all around all-around NiceGuy as her perfect match, who even saved her life during their first date.
*** In After Many Dates: Danny and Kim, like the main story, Kim fell for Danny for not being afraid of her fighting prowess and understanding behavior. She later grew to fonder of him as he was an honest and funny guy. She's at first hurt to learn his secret, but learning of the good he does as Danny Phantom causes her to not only forgive him, him but fall more in love with him.
* ''Fanfic/DannyPhantomStranded'': In the sequel story ''Trapped'', Star has begun developing feelings for Danny, Danny since he's saved her life a few times despite how rude she's been, as well as giving kind words to show she's more than just a member of the A-listers.



** In some versions, the other brothers try to force the princess to marry one of them. She keeps them away by clawing at the eyes of whoever comes near her, but quickly recognizes the youngest brother when no one else does and welcomes him back.

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** In some versions, the other brothers try to force the princess to marry one of them. She keeps them away by clawing at the eyes of whoever comes near her, her but quickly recognizes the youngest brother when no one else does and welcomes him back.



* Marina from ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin'' has two suitors, the dorky but sweethearted Hubie and the muscular but arrogant Drake. She falls for Hubie instead.

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* Marina from ''WesternAnimation/ThePebbleAndThePenguin'' has two suitors, the dorky but sweethearted sweet-hearted Hubie and the muscular but arrogant Drake. She falls for Hubie instead.



** She also flirted with ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', but he turned her down, since he couldn't trust his heart to a woman who wasn't even sure who she was.

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** She also flirted with ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier'', but he turned her down, down since he couldn't trust his heart to a woman who wasn't even sure who she was.



* In ''Film/TheFly1986'', the lovely reporter Veronica is initially interested in Seth for professional reasons -- he's working on amazing teleportation technology and extends to her the opportunity to chronicle it for a book -- but his gentle, {{Adorkable}} personality and passion for his work is genuinely attractive to her. When she acts on this he -- isolated and lonely for so long -- eagerly and tenderly responds in kind, having desired her from the moment he met her. He's a sharp contrast to her ex-lover and current editor Stathis, a seemingly confident but [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Guy]] who is constantly heedless of her wishes and feelings, and even stalks her to figure out the true nature of her relationship with Seth. When he does, his attempts to sabotage it inadvertently lead to a TragicMistake on Seth's part that [[SlowTransformation slowly undoes his mind, personality, and body]]...

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* In ''Film/TheFly1986'', the lovely reporter Veronica is initially interested in Seth for professional reasons -- he's working on amazing teleportation technology and extends to her the opportunity to chronicle it for a book -- but his gentle, {{Adorkable}} personality and passion for his work is genuinely attractive to her. When she acts on this he -- isolated and lonely for so long -- eagerly and tenderly responds in kind, having desired her from the moment he met her. He's a sharp contrast to her ex-lover and current editor Stathis, a seemingly confident but [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous Guy]] who is constantly heedless of her wishes and feelings, feelings and even stalks her to figure out the true nature of her relationship with Seth. When he does, his attempts to sabotage it inadvertently lead to a TragicMistake on Seth's part that [[SlowTransformation slowly undoes his mind, personality, and body]]...



* The titlular ''Honey'' starring Jessica Alba, was attracted to the sweet and friendly barber compared to the big-time producer who made unwanted sexual advances to her and then fired her when she declined.
* ''Film/IfYouBelieve'': Litte Suzie (Susan's inner child) thinks Tom Weller is definitely Prince Charming. Susan (adult Suzie) tends to agree, but thinks he's not serious enough, and she's afraid to start the relationship. Tom really seems to be the jackpot though: he's nice, sweet, clever, creative, rich, loves family...
* In ''Film/JustFriends'', Chris Brander is mocked during his teenage years for being a fat, but smart and sensitive young man. He decides to abandon his old persona in order to chase wealth, power, and financial success, which he gains in spades. But when his flight is accidentally grounded in his old home town ten years later, he realizes that he needs to rediscover many of the character traits he left behind in order to court his highschool crush, a small town "girl next door" character. A variation of the ChildhoodFriendRomance.

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* The titlular titular ''Honey'' starring Jessica Alba, was attracted to the sweet and friendly barber compared to the big-time producer who made unwanted sexual advances to her and then fired her when she declined.
* ''Film/IfYouBelieve'': Litte Suzie (Susan's inner child) thinks Tom Weller is definitely Prince Charming. Susan (adult Suzie) tends to agree, agree but thinks he's not serious enough, and she's afraid to start the relationship. Tom really seems to be the jackpot though: he's nice, sweet, clever, creative, rich, loves family...
* In ''Film/JustFriends'', Chris Brander is mocked during his teenage years for being a fat, fat but a smart and sensitive young man. He decides to abandon his old persona in order to chase wealth, power, and financial success, which he gains in spades. But when his flight is accidentally grounded in his old home town ten years later, he realizes that he needs to rediscover many of the character traits he left behind in order to court his highschool crush, a small town "girl next door" character. A variation of the ChildhoodFriendRomance.



* In ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'', Maleficent is willing to befriend Stefan (and slowly falls in love with him) only when he gives up his attempt to steal from the fairies and behaves like a nice boy. Their relationship breaks apart when he is again overcome by greed and ambition. At the end, she [[spoiler: is subtly implied to take an interest in Diaval, who has been loyal to her and protective of little Aurora all through the film.]]
* In ''Film/TheMask'', Tina falls in love with NiceGuy Stanley Ipkiss. At the end, when Stanley asks her if she really wants him to get rid of the Mask since that means she'll be stuck with just him, she promptly throws the Mask into the river herself.

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* In ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'', Maleficent is willing to befriend Stefan (and slowly falls in love with him) only when he gives up his attempt to steal from the fairies and behaves like a nice boy. Their relationship breaks apart when he is again overcome by greed and ambition. At In the end, she [[spoiler: is subtly implied to take an interest in Diaval, who has been loyal to her and protective of little Aurora all through the film.]]
* In ''Film/TheMask'', Tina falls in love with NiceGuy Stanley Ipkiss. At In the end, when Stanley asks her if she really wants him to get rid of the Mask since that means she'll be stuck with just him, she promptly throws the Mask into the river herself.



* Isabel and Donald in ''Mozart and the Whale''. In this case there was no question of choosing a bad boy over Donald. The problem was that they were ''both'' autistic and thus constantly [[{{Tearjerker}} and very painfully]] stepping on each others emotional toes.

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* Isabel and Donald in ''Mozart and the Whale''. In this case case, there was no question of choosing a bad boy over Donald. The problem was that they were ''both'' autistic and thus constantly [[{{Tearjerker}} and very painfully]] stepping on each others other's emotional toes.



* Most of Creator/TylerPerry's movies have this. Usually the woman is someone who has serious problems (i.e. on drugs, single parent) and resists at first, then falls in love.

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* Most of Creator/TylerPerry's movies have this. Usually Usually, the woman is someone who has serious problems (i.e. on drugs, single parent) and resists at first, then falls in love.



* ''Literature/AudreyWait'': All of the successful romantic leads are decent, all around reliable guys.

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* ''Literature/AudreyWait'': All of the successful romantic leads are decent, all around all-around reliable guys.



** ''A Kiss in Time'' has Talia end up undergoing some CharacterDevelopment and loving the modern-day guy who kissed her awake, because he helped her out while she was in a strange place and treated her like a capable person (instead of being treated like a baby, as everyone else did).

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** ''A Kiss in Time'' has Talia end up undergoing some CharacterDevelopment and loving the modern-day guy who kissed her awake, awake because he helped her out while she was in a strange place and treated her like a capable person (instead of being treated like a baby, as everyone else did).



* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', female lead Hermione Granger has a long-running BelligerentSexualTension-style attraction to fundamentally good guy Ron Weasley. The thing that finally pushes her to [[GeekyTurnOn kiss him senseless]]? It's when Ron realizes in a panic that the House Elves are unprotected during the Battle of Hogwarts. The welfare of House Elves has long been a moral cause close to Hermione's heart, and one that had opened her up to general ridicule in previous books (''especially'' from Ron). Although it's worth pointing out there's a difference between forcing unwanted freedom on them, and trying to make sure they don't get killed.

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', female lead Hermione Granger has a long-running BelligerentSexualTension-style attraction to fundamentally good guy Ron Weasley. The thing that finally pushes her to [[GeekyTurnOn kiss him senseless]]? It's when Ron realizes in a panic that the House Elves are unprotected during the Battle of Hogwarts. The welfare of House Elves has long been a moral cause close to Hermione's heart, and one that had opened her up to general ridicule in previous books (''especially'' from Ron). Although it's worth pointing out there's a difference between forcing unwanted freedom on them, them and trying to make sure they don't get killed.



*** Lily Potter is an interesting example. [[spoiler: Her friendship with Snape fell apart due to his inclination toward the Dark Arts and that he made friends with some nasty people. On the other hand, she was greatly irritated with James because he was an arrogant show-off and the intensely antagonistic relationship with her best friend at the time, Snape.]] A theory is that Lily may be a Sweet-type Tsundere (generally sweet, but set off easily by their target of affection) as she went from disliking him in their fifth year to dating him by their seventh, indicating most of their relationship progress occured in sixth year. In fact, one brief moment has Harry smiling at the flashback of his dad being hoisted by teammmates for winning the match (much like Ron was in the present); Lily was present also there, rolling her eyes yet also indicating she was smiling. It's also stated that James went through some CharacterDevelopment of his own, and it wasn't until he did so that she fell for him.
** Harry himself is a pretty nice guy, and Ginny has feelings for him for six books, before they finally hook up. At the end of ''Half-Blood Prince'', she says that one of the things she loves about him is his ChronicHeroSyndrome. Meanwhile, it's hinted that her crush on him only got stronger after he saved her life at the end of ''Chamber of Secrets''.

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*** Lily Potter is an interesting example. [[spoiler: Her friendship with Snape fell apart due to his inclination toward the Dark Arts and that he made friends with some nasty people. On the other hand, she was greatly irritated with James because he was an arrogant show-off and the intensely antagonistic relationship with her best friend at the time, Snape.]] A theory is that Lily may be a Sweet-type Tsundere (generally sweet, but set off easily by their target of affection) as she went from disliking him in their fifth year to dating him by their seventh, indicating most of their relationship progress occured occurred in sixth year. In fact, one brief moment has Harry smiling at the flashback of his dad being hoisted by teammmates teammates for winning the match (much like Ron was in the present); Lily was present also there, rolling her eyes yet also indicating she was smiling. It's also stated that James went through some CharacterDevelopment of his own, and it wasn't until he did so that she fell for him.
** Harry himself is a pretty nice guy, and Ginny has feelings for him for six books, books before they finally hook up. At the end of ''Half-Blood Prince'', she says that one of the things she loves about him is his ChronicHeroSyndrome. Meanwhile, it's hinted that her crush on him only got stronger after he saved her life at the end of ''Chamber of Secrets''.



** Sarah, who married the sweet Eliya Yelnats despite the fact that he was apparently cursed. Eliya himself could be considered a {{Gender Inverted|Trope}} version, since he initially pursued the spoilt, idiotic Myra and ended up HappilyMarried to the sensible and capable Sarah.
* Literature/InDeath series: Even though Eve and Roarke's relationship may have started out as AllGirlsWantBadBoys, it seems to have turned into this. Coltraine and Alex Ricker had an AllGirlsWantBadBoys relationship, but she broke that off, and got together with Li Morris, the relationship of which clearly has this trope written all over it.

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** Sarah, who married the sweet Eliya Yelnats despite the fact that he was apparently cursed. Eliya himself could be considered a {{Gender Inverted|Trope}} version, version since he initially pursued the spoilt, idiotic Myra and ended up HappilyMarried to the sensible and capable Sarah.
* Literature/InDeath series: Even though Eve and Roarke's relationship may have started out as AllGirlsWantBadBoys, it seems to have turned into this. Coltraine and Alex Ricker had an AllGirlsWantBadBoys relationship, but she broke that off, off and got together with Li Morris, the relationship of which clearly has this trope written all over it.



* From the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse: it is explicitly stated several times in profic (and a lot more in fanfic, but that's us mushy shippers for you) that this is exactly why [[SugarAndIcePersonality Mara Jade]] fell in love with Luke Skywalker; she admires his idealism, honor, and willingness to give almost everyone a second chance. In [[Literature/OutboundFlight Survivor's Quest]] she affectionately calls him "FarmBoy", and says in the narration that she's both exasperated by and loves the fact that he's always four or five rungs higher up on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism than she or almost anyone else is.

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* From the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse: it is explicitly stated several times in profic (and a lot more in fanfic, but that's us mushy shippers for you) that this is exactly why [[SugarAndIcePersonality Mara Jade]] fell in love with Luke Skywalker; she admires his idealism, honor, and willingness to give almost everyone a second chance. In [[Literature/OutboundFlight Survivor's Quest]] she affectionately calls him "FarmBoy", "FarmBoy" and says in the narration that she's both exasperated by and loves the fact that he's always four or five rungs higher up on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism than she or almost anyone else is.



** At first Daniar couldn't stand [[spoiler: Kalak]] because he was a {{jerkass}} but when she finds out this is an act and he's actually a good guy, she's all over him.

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** At first first, Daniar couldn't stand [[spoiler: Kalak]] because he was a {{jerkass}} but when she finds out this is an act and he's actually a good guy, she's all over him.



** Linda is HappilyMarried to Danny, who despite his CowboyCop tendencies, never treats Linda -or their children- poorly. Danny may not be all that ''nice'', but he is ''good''.
** Frank draws the admiration of Kelly Davidson, Melanie Maines and a few others -- and not by displaying any bad boy tendencies.

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** Linda is HappilyMarried to Danny, who despite his CowboyCop tendencies, never treats Linda -or -- or their children- children -- poorly. Danny may not be all that ''nice'', but he is ''good''.
** Frank draws the admiration of Kelly Davidson, Melanie Maines Maines, and a few others -- and not by displaying any bad boy tendencies.



** Other women also find Chuck quite attractive in the first 3 seasons. Lou, Jill and Hannah are certainly not lusting after Chuck because he's a bad boy. Indeed, Hannah furiously dismisses Chuck as a {{Jerkass}} when he breaks up with her because he has no time for her.

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** Other women also find Chuck quite attractive in the first 3 seasons. Lou, Jill Jill, and Hannah are certainly not lusting after Chuck because he's a bad boy. Indeed, Hannah furiously dismisses Chuck as a {{Jerkass}} when he breaks up with her because he has no time for her.



** In a rarer [[PlatonicLifePartners platonic example]], Clara's attitude to the Eleventh Doctor gradually starts to reflect this trope. It helps that the two of them are quite similar personality-wise (playful, introverted, idealist, somewhat childish, etc.), have both suffered sad and traumatic events in their recent past, and are eager to become good friends who protect and comfort each other in times of need. And while [[AnchoredShip they never adress it openly]], neither Clara or the Doctor deny that they could get along well if they were boyfriend and girlfriend.

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** In a rarer [[PlatonicLifePartners platonic example]], Clara's attitude to the Eleventh Doctor gradually starts to reflect this trope. It helps that the two of them are quite similar personality-wise (playful, introverted, idealist, somewhat childish, etc.), have both suffered sad and traumatic events in their recent past, and are eager to become good friends who protect and comfort each other in times of need. And while [[AnchoredShip they never adress address it openly]], neither Clara or the Doctor deny that they could get along well if they were boyfriend and girlfriend.



* Anna on ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', who believes her love Mr Bates is a good man even when he doesn't.

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* Anna on ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', who believes her love Mr Mr. Bates is a good man even when he doesn't.



* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': At first, Rachel did not know [[RomanticFalseLead Paolo]] was a nasty guy. When she realised he was, she complained to Ross that what she really wants is a nice guy, a sweet, caring guy etc. She did this more than once before they finally got together.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': At first, Rachel did not know [[RomanticFalseLead Paolo]] was a nasty guy. When she realised he was, she complained to Ross that what she really wants is a nice guy, a sweet, caring guy guy, etc. She did this more than once before they finally got together.



* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'': Adalind Schade undergoes believable CharacterDevelopment after giving birth to the son of her mortal enemy, Nick Burkhardt. His chivalry and goodness to her are genuinely shocking, given Adalind's rather unhappy life and almost complete inexperience with such kindness from the men in her life. The origin of the pregnancy in (albeit desperate) deception and assault on her part made Nick's kindness to her especially significant. She eventually become Nick's SecondLove, falling completely for her erstwhile nemesis..

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* ''Series/{{Grimm}}'': Adalind Schade undergoes believable CharacterDevelopment after giving birth to the son of her mortal enemy, Nick Burkhardt. His chivalry and goodness to her are genuinely shocking, given Adalind's rather unhappy life and almost complete inexperience with such kindness from the men in her life. The origin of the pregnancy in (albeit desperate) deception and assault on her part made Nick's kindness to her especially significant. She eventually become becomes Nick's SecondLove, falling completely for her erstwhile nemesis..nemesis.



** ''Theodore [[EmbarrassingMiddleName Evelyn]] Mosby,'' the [[NiceGuy perfect husband material]] anyone could wish for, as he is very sweet, caring, and usually goes our of his way in making people feel loved and valued. Him trailing in a string of failed romances is by no means caused by a character flaw (other than the fact that he quote naive and way often overdoes his romantic gestures); rather, it is mostly caused by unfortunate circumstances [[spoiler: and his inability to come into terms with his lingering feelings for Robin]] Once he gets over that hurdle, however, he finally meets the girl of this dreams and rightfully earns his happily ever after with the Mother.

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** ''Theodore [[EmbarrassingMiddleName Evelyn]] Mosby,'' the [[NiceGuy perfect husband material]] anyone could wish for, as he is very sweet, caring, and usually goes our out of his way in making people feel loved and valued. Him trailing in a string of failed romances is by no means caused by a character flaw (other than the fact that he quote naive and way often overdoes his romantic gestures); rather, it is mostly caused by unfortunate circumstances [[spoiler: and his inability to come into terms with his lingering feelings for Robin]] Once he gets over that hurdle, however, he finally meets the girl of this dreams and rightfully earns his happily ever after with the Mother.



* ''Series/LoisAndClark'': In similar fashion to the entry in the Comic Books section, this trope is the ''raison d'etre'' of the first two seasons. Lois has a history of jerk boyfriends (if you can call them boyfriends), but still has romantic longings -- though she'll deny it vehemently if you ask. Then she meets Clark and finds that he's ''not'' a jerk at all, though those pesky SecretIdentity problems make this less clear-cut to her than viewers may think. Once they get together, the trope morphs into How To Live With A Superhero.
* In the ''Series/MagnumPI'' episode "Lest We Forget," a prostitute tries to elope with a navy flier in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII for this reason. After Pearl Harbor they each think each other dead and have to wait fifty years before Magnum reunites them.

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* ''Series/LoisAndClark'': In similar fashion to the entry in the Comic Books section, this trope is the ''raison d'etre'' of the first two seasons. Lois has a history of jerk boyfriends (if you can call them boyfriends), boyfriends) but still has romantic longings -- though she'll deny it vehemently if you ask. Then she meets Clark and finds that he's ''not'' a jerk at all, though those pesky SecretIdentity problems make this less clear-cut to her than viewers may think. Once they get together, the trope morphs into How To Live With A Superhero.
* In the ''Series/MagnumPI'' episode "Lest We Forget," a prostitute tries to elope with a navy flier in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII for this reason. After Pearl Harbor Harbor, they each think each other dead and have to wait fifty years before Magnum reunites them.



** Scott's mother Melissa is seeking a good man, including [[spoiler: splitting up with Scott's dad when his alcoholism and work got out of control.]] Too bad she's asked out by [[{{BigBad}} Peter Hale]]. However her ShipTease with Stiles' dad, the loyal and hard-working Sheriff plays this straight.

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** Scott's mother Melissa is seeking a good man, including [[spoiler: splitting up with Scott's dad when his alcoholism and work got out of control.]] Too bad she's asked out by [[{{BigBad}} Peter Hale]]. However However, her ShipTease with Stiles' dad, the loyal and hard-working Sheriff plays this straight.



** Taken UpToEleven in first season. The series takes place in a lawless, post-apocalyptic city, where civilization has entirely collapsed and people do terrible things to survive. Most characters- both male and female- have grown pragmatic and distrustful because of this, if not outright evil. And ''then'' there's [[TallDarkAndHandsome Bray]], who is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]] as Trudy's protector, refusing adamantly to abandon her and her unborn child. Even though the child isn't his. Even though the child is actually the son of his tyrannical younger brother. And said brother is hunting Trudy because of this, and Trudy is [[TheLoad emotionally fragile]] at the best of times. Bray still stands up to the tribe of protagonists, saying 'If I join, so does she.' The ensuing flood of [[UnwantedHarem romantic attention]] and {{catfight}}s nearly destroys the fledging tribe.

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** Taken UpToEleven in the first season. The series takes place in a lawless, post-apocalyptic city, where civilization has entirely collapsed and people do terrible things to survive. Most characters- both male and female- have grown pragmatic and distrustful because of this, if not outright evil. And ''then'' there's [[TallDarkAndHandsome Bray]], who is [[EstablishingCharacterMoment introduced]] as Trudy's protector, refusing adamantly to abandon her and her unborn child. Even though the child isn't his. Even though the child is actually the son of his tyrannical younger brother. And said brother is hunting Trudy because of this, and Trudy is [[TheLoad emotionally fragile]] at the best of times. Bray still stands up to the tribe of protagonists, saying 'If I join, so does she.' The ensuing flood of [[UnwantedHarem romantic attention]] and {{catfight}}s nearly destroys the fledging tribe.



* In ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', Cosette is charmed and instantly falls for Marius after he sings a sweet song, proclaiming his love for her. Eponine also seems to love Marius because of how nice he is, since she lives with her cruel parents and their fellow con men.
* Audrey (the human) from ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'' at first comes off as a case of AllGirlsWantBadBoys, since she's dating a "semi-sadist" that rides a motorbike and wears a leather jacket who constantly beats her, but it quickly becomes plain that she's pining away for her sweet, nerdy coworker Seymour, who actually treats her with respect and kindess. The only reason she stays with the semi-sadist is because she's too scared of what he'd do if she tried to leave, which, given the way he acts, is probably not an unfounded fear. ("If this is the way he acts when he likes me, imagine what he'd do if he got mad!") Unfortunately, the relationship has left Audrey's self-esteem in tatters, so she doesn't think she deserves Seymour, nor does she realize he loves her back. (If she had realized it earlier, [[PoorCommunicationKills much of the plot might not have happened.]])

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* In ''Theatre/LesMiserables'', Cosette is charmed and instantly falls for Marius after he sings a sweet song, proclaiming his love for her. Eponine also seems to love Marius because of how nice he is, is since she lives with her cruel parents and their fellow con men.
* Audrey (the human) from ''Theatre/LittleShopOfHorrors'' at first comes off as a case of AllGirlsWantBadBoys, since she's dating a "semi-sadist" that rides a motorbike and wears a leather jacket who constantly beats her, but it quickly becomes plain that she's pining away for her sweet, nerdy coworker Seymour, who actually treats her with respect and kindess. kindness. The only reason she stays with the semi-sadist is because that she's too scared of what he'd do if she tried to leave, which, given the way he acts, is probably not an unfounded fear. ("If this is the way he acts when he likes me, imagine what he'd do if he got mad!") Unfortunately, the relationship has left Audrey's self-esteem in tatters, so she doesn't think she deserves Seymour, nor does she realize he loves her back. (If she had realized it earlier, [[PoorCommunicationKills much of the plot might not have happened.]])



* ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'': Yuri has actually found a good man, who also happens to be a close friend of her family: [[SharpDressedMan Robert.]] Problem is, [[MySisterIsOffLimits her brother]] and [[OverprotectiveDad her father]] believe he'd only take Yuri for granted, so they won't let him anywhere near her; which annoys her to no end. The issue was seemingly resolved in ''[=AoF=] 3'', when Ryo finally relented. But, in the ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters King of Fighters]]'' series, she and Robert are [[StatusQuoIsGod back to square one.]]

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* ''VideoGame/ArtOfFighting'': Yuri has actually found a good man, who also happens to be a close friend of her family: [[SharpDressedMan Robert.]] Problem is, [[MySisterIsOffLimits her brother]] and [[OverprotectiveDad her father]] believe he'd only take Yuri for granted, so they won't let him anywhere near her; which annoys her to no end. The issue was seemingly resolved in ''[=AoF=] 3'', 3'' when Ryo finally relented. But, in the ''[[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters King of Fighters]]'' series, she and Robert are [[StatusQuoIsGod back to square one.]]



** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'': Sigurd, Dew, Finn, Azel, Midayle, Noish, Jamke, Holyn,Claud and Quan. The second generation gives us Seliph, Leif, Oifaye and Ced.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776'' gives us Leif again. Also Fred, Brighton and the already HappilyMarried Glade. ([[spoiler: And Finn in the past, since it's all but stated he is Nanna's dad and thus Lachesis' SecondLove.]]) Also, while Pirn is a PunchClockHero, what draws Lara to him is how he did '''not''' take advantage of her when he could have done so, and released her from child slavery instead.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'': [[ChickMagnet Roy]]. Also Noah, Lance, Klein and Zealot, who is also already HappilyMarried.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'': Sigurd, Dew, Finn, Azel, Midayle, Noish, Jamke, Holyn,Claud Holyn, Claud and Quan. The second generation gives us Seliph, Leif, Oifaye Oifaye, and Ced.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThracia776'' gives us Leif again. Also Fred, Brighton and the already HappilyMarried Glade. ([[spoiler: And Finn in the past, since it's all but stated he is Nanna's dad and thus Lachesis' SecondLove.]]) Also, while Pirn is a PunchClockHero, what draws Lara to him is how he did '''not''' take advantage of her when he could have done so, so and released her from child slavery instead.
** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheBindingBlade'': [[ChickMagnet Roy]]. Also Noah, Lance, Klein Klein, and Zealot, who is also already HappilyMarried.



** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'': Prince Ephraim, Artur, Seth, Franz, Joshua, Ross, Forde, Saleh and Kyle.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones'': Prince Ephraim, Artur, Seth, Franz, Joshua, Ross, Forde, Saleh Saleh, and Kyle.



*** The second generation gives us Owain, Yarne, Laurent, Brady and boy!Morgan.

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*** The second generation gives us Owain, Yarne, Laurent, Brady Brady, and boy!Morgan.



** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', Link gets the attention from at least 3 women because of his heroism and courage. Paya (Impa's granddaughter) quickly falls for the hero, but doesn't realize it at first, thinking she's sick. Mipha, the Zora princess, is his childhood friend, though it's ambiguous if Link ever knew or felt the same. Princess Zelda actually started rather distant, being resentful of him until [[RescueRomance he rescues her from the Yiga Clan]], realizing what kind of person he is and start to have feelings for him.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild Breath of the Wild]]'', Link gets the attention from at least 3 women because of his heroism and courage. Paya (Impa's granddaughter) quickly falls for the hero, hero but doesn't realize it at first, thinking she's sick. Mipha, the Zora princess, is his childhood friend, though it's ambiguous if Link ever knew or felt the same. Princess Zelda actually started rather distant, being resentful of him until [[RescueRomance he rescues her from the Yiga Clan]], realizing what kind of person he is and start to have feelings for him.



** ''VideoGame/Persona5''[='s=] protagonist may be a PhantomThief who's implied to actually be pretty cocky or confident (least in his guise as "Joker"), but the main reason all his potential love interests fall for him is because he is ''also'' a sweet, compassionate and supportive person. Best seen as the player goes through the relationships with them and help them deal through the various troubles in their life. And yes, this extends to the [[LikesOlderWomen older females in his life]] such as [[HospitalHottie Tae]] [[HotScientist Takemi]] or even his ''home room'' teacher.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. The main point of Luke's CharacterDevelopment is how he grows from a whiny SpoiledBrat into a kind and compassionate, if self-depreciating, [[TheHero Hero]]. As [[DefrostingIceQueen Tear Grants]] watches him grow, she falls deeply in love with him.

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** ''VideoGame/Persona5''[='s=] protagonist may be a PhantomThief who's implied to actually be pretty cocky or confident (least in his guise as "Joker"), but the main reason all his potential love interests fall for him is because he is ''also'' a sweet, compassionate and supportive person. Best seen as the player goes through the relationships with them and help them deal through the various troubles in their life. And yes, this extends to the [[LikesOlderWomen older females in his life]] such as [[HospitalHottie Tae]] [[HotScientist Takemi]] or even his ''home room'' ''homeroom'' teacher.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss''. The main point of Luke's CharacterDevelopment is how he grows from a whiny SpoiledBrat into a kind and compassionate, if self-depreciating, self-deprecating, [[TheHero Hero]]. As [[DefrostingIceQueen Tear Grants]] watches him grow, she falls deeply in love with him.



** ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'': One of the few things sustaining [[ProperlyParanoid Kirigiri]] throughout the DeadlyGame is her knowledge that Naegi, at least, is trustworthy. [[spoiler:Even more so than herself.]] Naegi thinks the same way about her, because she was the only student who didn't join the hysterical mob trying to scapegoat him. It's no surprise that they hook up in the third installment.

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** ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaTriggerHappyHavoc'': One of the few things sustaining [[ProperlyParanoid Kirigiri]] throughout the DeadlyGame is her knowledge that Naegi, at least, is trustworthy. [[spoiler:Even more so than herself.]] Naegi thinks the same way about her, her because she was the only student who didn't join the hysterical mob trying to scapegoat him. It's no surprise that they hook up in the third installment.



** While Rin finds Shirou's martyr complex annoying and later depressing, she admits she likes his ideals, kindness and determination charming. [[spoiler:The Heaven's Feel route reveals this attraction started when she saw him continually try something impossible and was able to achieve it when she would have given up by a certain point.]]

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** While Rin finds Shirou's martyr complex annoying and later depressing, she admits she likes his ideals, kindness kindness, and determination charming. [[spoiler:The Heaven's Feel route reveals this attraction started when she saw him continually try something impossible and was able to achieve it when she would have given up by a certain point.]]



* The basis for Pyrrha's interest in Jaune in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. Jaune's a dork, weak, and went to the WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo school of flirting, but he's a genuinely sweet, friendly guy (when he's not trying to hard to hit on girls) with serious leadership potential. Also it [[spoiler:turns out Pyrrha suffers from a serious case of AttractivenessIsolation. One of the reasons she likes Jaune so much is because he is the only person who just treats her as a regular person to be befriended, rather than a hero or a role-model to be idolised]].

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* The basis for Pyrrha's interest in Jaune in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}''. Jaune's a dork, weak, and went to the WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo school of flirting, but he's a genuinely sweet, friendly guy (when he's not trying to hard to hit on girls) with serious leadership potential. Also Also, it [[spoiler:turns out Pyrrha suffers from a serious case of AttractivenessIsolation. One of the reasons she likes Jaune so much is because he is the only person who just treats her as a regular person to be befriended, rather than a hero or a role-model to be idolised]].



* ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' somewhat lampshades this in the form of Amber's hopes for a relationship. Her problem is, she's an ex-porn star who's out of practice at dealing with people outside the porn business. ([[http://www.stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/are_you_not_craving "Like, is it appropriate to compare his penis size to others' on the first date?"]]) Her friend Chanelle tries to help by scanning on-line personal ads, but then extra complications arise; see strip #10, Feb 8 2013 (marginally NSFW).

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* ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'' somewhat lampshades this in the form of Amber's hopes for a relationship. Her problem is, she's an ex-porn star who's out of practice at dealing with people outside the porn business. ([[http://www.stickydillybuns.com/strips-sdb/are_you_not_craving "Like, is it appropriate to compare his penis size to others' on the first date?"]]) Her friend Chanelle tries to help by scanning on-line personal ads, but then extra complications arise; see strip #10, Feb 8 8, 2013 (marginally NSFW).






* There was an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' where Betty said something along the lines of "All girls date a Z, but then they settle down and marry a Howie." Eveyrone assumed Z was a bad boy by his matter of dress, but it turns out he is a genuinely nice and well-mannered young man who just liked to dress that way and even secretly donates to charity with his father.
** When Chuckie and friends confront them during an incident and Kimi calls them out for making wild assumptions, Z points out that Chuckie only did this because he cares alot about her and doesn't show any bitterness for their assumptions. He appeared in one other episode, and was also a nice guy there.

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* There was an episode of ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'' where Betty said something along the lines of "All girls date a Z, but then they settle down and marry a Howie." Eveyrone Everyone assumed Z was a bad boy by his matter of dress, but it turns out he is a genuinely nice and well-mannered young man who just liked to dress that way and even secretly donates to charity with his father.
** When Chuckie and friends confront them during an incident and Kimi calls them out for making wild assumptions, Z points out that Chuckie only did this because he cares alot a lot about her and doesn't show any bitterness for their assumptions. He appeared in one other episode, episode and was also a nice guy there.



* In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Helga]] [[{{Tsundere}} Pataki's]] relationship with Arnold plays this trope. When her family forgot about her in a rainy day, Arnold offered her an umbrella, and from then on she has adored him.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'', [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Helga]] [[{{Tsundere}} Pataki's]] relationship with Arnold plays this trope. When her family forgot about her in on a rainy day, Arnold offered her an umbrella, and from then on she has adored him.



** As of the episode "Minor Monogram" Vanessa has decided she would rather date good guys instead of bad boys. She does have an on and off relation with Monty Monogram (the son of Major Monogram), but it doesn't go anywhere due to their fathers being on the opposite sides (and both of them went a bit too far with joking about the others' father.) In the penultimate episode (which showcases the cast around ten years in the future, )[[spoiler: it's revealed that she has been dating ''Ferb'' for a while now; long enough to be friends with his and Phineas' friends, even well-aware of the romantic feelings Phineas and Isabella have to one another.]]

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** As of the episode "Minor Monogram" Monogram", Vanessa has decided she would rather date good guys instead of bad boys. She does have an on and off relation with Monty Monogram (the son of Major Monogram), but it doesn't go anywhere due to their fathers being on the opposite sides (and both of them went a bit too far with joking about the others' father.) In the penultimate episode (which showcases the cast around ten years in the future, )[[spoiler: it's revealed that she has been dating ''Ferb'' for a while now; long enough to be friends with his and Phineas' friends, even well-aware of the romantic feelings Phineas and Isabella have to one another.]]



** In "Large Marge", Cookie Kwan and and Lindsey Naegle both look for dates, and develop an interest in Homer when they see him helping Lisa out.

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** In "Large Marge", Cookie Kwan and and Lindsey Naegle both look for dates, dates and develop an interest in Homer when they see him helping Lisa out.



** [[LadyofWar Pearl]] was ''deeply'' in love with [[BigGood Rose Quartz]]. The very Gem who was the first who treated Pearl like an individual, instead of "just another pearl". [[DeconstructedTrope This is deconstructed in the series though.]] Pearl put Rose on a pedestal and couldn't accept that Rose would keep stuff even from her. This is something that was explored in "Rose's Scabbard". In addition, this gave Pearl a very large codependence complex toward Rose and believed her own worth was only tied to Rose, ironically missing the point of what Rose said. As of Season 5, Pearl is very slowing moving on though her attraction toward a rocker girl who happens to resemble Rose indicates she may not still be pursuing this well.

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** [[LadyofWar Pearl]] was ''deeply'' in love with [[BigGood Rose Quartz]]. The very Gem who was the first who treated Pearl like as an individual, instead of "just another pearl". [[DeconstructedTrope This is deconstructed in the series though.]] Pearl put Rose on a pedestal and couldn't accept that Rose would keep stuff even from her. This is something that was explored in "Rose's Scabbard". In addition, this gave Pearl a very large codependence complex toward Rose and believed her own worth was only tied to Rose, ironically missing the point of what Rose said. As of Season 5, Pearl is very slowing moving on though her attraction toward a rocker girl who happens to resemble Rose indicates she may not still be pursuing this well.



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'': Princess Amalia, as she eventually grows into the role of Queen of the Sadida is courted by numerous suitors in the later seasons for her considerable beauty and the immense wealth and respect her family commands. Her heart however belongs to Yugo, the kindhearted, humble son of an innkeeper whom she has traveled with since they were both kids. [[spoiler: It is revealed in the second season that Yugo himself is actually the newest incarnation of the immortal King of the Eliatrope people, an ancient civilization of highly advanced spacefarers who have a symbiotic relationship with dragons and powerful connections to the World of Twelve's most raw form of magic. At present however, Yugo has no kingdom or people to rule, as they were sealed away following a devastating apocalypse in the ancient past. Yugo has also been reluctant to respond to Amalia's advances, for even though he loves her, his powers greatly stunt his physical growth, Aging in something like double reverse dog years compared to normal humans.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'': Princess Amalia, as she eventually grows into the role of Queen of the Sadida is courted by numerous suitors in the later seasons for her considerable beauty and the immense wealth and respect her family commands. Her heart however heart, however, belongs to Yugo, the kindhearted, humble son of an innkeeper whom she has traveled with since they were both kids. [[spoiler: It is revealed in the second season that Yugo himself is actually the newest incarnation of the immortal King of the Eliatrope people, an ancient civilization of highly advanced spacefarers who have a symbiotic relationship with dragons and powerful connections to the World of Twelve's most raw form of magic. At present present, however, Yugo has no kingdom or people to rule, as they were sealed away following a devastating apocalypse in the ancient past. Yugo has also been reluctant to respond to Amalia's advances, for even though he loves her, his powers greatly stunt his physical growth, Aging in something like double reverse dog years compared to normal humans.]]


* Rosalind from ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'' has an adorable romance with Orlando, a sweet poet who's been horrible mistreated by his older brother. She takes a liking to him, and teaches him to stand up for himself and about how love works in the real world, and falls in love with him in the process. They are happily married in the end.

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* Rosalind from ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'' has an adorable romance with Orlando, a sweet poet who's been horrible horribly mistreated by his older brother. She takes a liking to him, and teaches him to stand up for himself and about how love works in the real world, and falls in love with him in the process. They are happily married in the end.


** Deniece Williams' hit song "Let's Hear It For the Boy" is about a girl who couldn't care less that boyfriend isn't a smooth-talker, or rich, and doesn't dress super nicely, because his loving nature makes her so happy that she wouldn't have him any other way.

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** * Deniece Williams' hit song "Let's Hear It For the Boy" is about a girl who couldn't care less that boyfriend isn't a smooth-talker, or rich, and doesn't dress super nicely, because his loving nature makes her so happy that she wouldn't have him any other way.


** Deniece Williams' hit song "Let's Hear It For the Boy" is about a girl who couldn't care less that boyfriend isn't a smooth-talker, or rich, and doesn't dress super nicely, because his loving nature makes her so happy that she wouldn't have him any other way.



* Rosalind from ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'' has an adorable romance with Orlando a sweet poet who's been horrible mistreated by his older brother. She takes a liking to him, and teaches him to stand up for himself and about how love works in the real world, and falls in love with him in the process. They are happily married in the end.

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* Rosalind from ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'' has an adorable romance with Orlando Orlando, a sweet poet who's been horrible mistreated by his older brother. She takes a liking to him, and teaches him to stand up for himself and about how love works in the real world, and falls in love with him in the process. They are happily married in the end.

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* Rosalind from ''Theatre/AsYouLikeIt'' has an adorable romance with Orlando a sweet poet who's been horrible mistreated by his older brother. She takes a liking to him, and teaches him to stand up for himself and about how love works in the real world, and falls in love with him in the process. They are happily married in the end.


* In ''Film/TheMask'', Tina falls in love with NiceGuy Stanley Ipkiss. At the end, when Stanley asks her if she really wants him to get rid of the Mask since that means she'll be stuck with just him, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments she promptly throws the Mask into the river herself]].

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* In ''Film/TheMask'', Tina falls in love with NiceGuy Stanley Ipkiss. At the end, when Stanley asks her if she really wants him to get rid of the Mask since that means she'll be stuck with just him, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments she promptly throws the Mask into the river herself]].herself.


** In fact, this is a trend throughout the series. Fleur Delacour falls in love with Bill Weasley, Cho Chang falls in love with Cedric and later pursues Harry, Ginny goes to the Yule Ball with Neville (before he fully TookALevelInBadass). Arthur and Molly Weasley must count - [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex they're into each other enough to have seven children!]] Lily Potter is an interesting example. [[spoiler: Her friendship with Snape fell apart due to his inclination toward the Dark Arts and that he made friends with some nasty people. On the other hand, she was greatly irritated with James because he was an arrogant show-off and the intensely antagonistic relationship with her best friend at the time, Snape.]] A theory is that Lily may be a Sweet-type Tsundere (generally sweet, but set off easily by their target of affection) as she went from disliking him in their fifth year to dating him by their seventh, indicating most of their relationship progress occured in sixth year. In fact, one brief moment has Harry smiling at the flashback of his dad being hoisted by teammmates for winning the match (much like Ron was in the present); Lily was present also there, rolling her eyes yet also indicating she was smiling. It's also stated that James went through some CharacterDevelopment of his own, and it wasn't until he did so that she fell for him.

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** In fact, this is a trend throughout the series. Fleur Delacour falls in love with Bill Weasley, Cho Chang falls in love with Cedric and later pursues Harry, Ginny goes to the Yule Ball with Neville (before he fully TookALevelInBadass). Arthur and Molly Weasley must count - [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex they're into each other enough to have seven children!]] children!]]
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Lily Potter is an interesting example. [[spoiler: Her friendship with Snape fell apart due to his inclination toward the Dark Arts and that he made friends with some nasty people. On the other hand, she was greatly irritated with James because he was an arrogant show-off and the intensely antagonistic relationship with her best friend at the time, Snape.]] A theory is that Lily may be a Sweet-type Tsundere (generally sweet, but set off easily by their target of affection) as she went from disliking him in their fifth year to dating him by their seventh, indicating most of their relationship progress occured in sixth year. In fact, one brief moment has Harry smiling at the flashback of his dad being hoisted by teammmates for winning the match (much like Ron was in the present); Lily was present also there, rolling her eyes yet also indicating she was smiling. It's also stated that James went through some CharacterDevelopment of his own, and it wasn't until he did so that she fell for him.


* From the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse: it is explicitly stated several times in profic (and a lot more in fanfic, but that's us mushy shippers for you) that this is exactly why [[SugarAndIcePersonality Mara Jade]] fell in love with Luke Skywalker; she admires his idealism, honor, and willingness to give most everyone a second chance. In [[Literature/OutboundFlight Survivor's Quest]] she affectionately calls him "FarmBoy", and says in the narration that she's both exasperated by and loves the fact that he's always four or five rungs higher up on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism than she or almost anyone else is.

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* From the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse: it is explicitly stated several times in profic (and a lot more in fanfic, but that's us mushy shippers for you) that this is exactly why [[SugarAndIcePersonality Mara Jade]] fell in love with Luke Skywalker; she admires his idealism, honor, and willingness to give most almost everyone a second chance. In [[Literature/OutboundFlight Survivor's Quest]] she affectionately calls him "FarmBoy", and says in the narration that she's both exasperated by and loves the fact that he's always four or five rungs higher up on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism than she or almost anyone else is.



* Literature/TrappedOnDraconica: Twice.

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* Literature/TrappedOnDraconica: ''Literature/TrappedOnDraconica'': Twice.


* ''Fanfic/APossibleEncoutnerForAPhantom'': Kim Possible is flattered that Danny Fenton has a crush on her, though turned him down politely because she's 2 years older. However, working with him and the two bonding has caused her to start to genuinely return his affections, as he's a NiceGuy and a superhero who admires her own heroics and not just her good looks.

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* ''Fanfic/APossibleEncoutnerForAPhantom'': ''Fanfic/APossibleEncounterForAPhantom'': Kim Possible is flattered that Danny Fenton has a crush on her, though turned him down politely because she's 2 years older. However, working with him and the two bonding has caused her to start to genuinely return his affections, as he's a NiceGuy and a superhero who admires her own heroics and not just her good looks.

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* ''Fanfic/APossibleEncoutnerForAPhantom'': Kim Possible is flattered that Danny Fenton has a crush on her, though turned him down politely because she's 2 years older. However, working with him and the two bonding has caused her to start to genuinely return his affections, as he's a NiceGuy and a superhero who admires her own heroics and not just her good looks.

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*** In TMDDF: Danny and Kara, Kara picked Danny, a fellow superhero and all around NiceGuy as her perfect match, who even saved her life during their first date.
*** In After Many Dates: Danny and Kim, like the main story, Kim fell for Danny for not being afraid of her fighting prowess and understanding behavior. She later grew to fonder of him as he was an honest and funny guy. She's first hurt to learn his secret, but learning of the good he does as Danny Phantom causes her to not only forgive him, but fall more in love with him.


** Possibly one of the reasons for the [[{{Kuudere}} Sweden]] / [[CloudCuckooLander Finland]] pairing being so popular. Sweden is afflicted with a bad case of FaceOfAThug, but he's very sweet and gentle underneath.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'': [[ScarsAreForever Scarred]] PyroManiac [[{{Kuudere}} Nice Holystone]] is in a relationship with her [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend longtime friend]] Jacuzzi Splot, who has got to be the [[ChasteHero most]] [[ApologizesALot nonthreatening]] [[SorryIFellOnYourFist man]] [[AllLovingHero in]] [[MartyrWithoutACause America]] -- at least [[BewareTheNiceOnes most]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass of]] [[LetsGetDangerous the]] [[CowardlyLion time]], anyway... Whether or not the affection existed beforehand, it was definitely solidified the moment she saw that he had gotten a scar-like tattoo on his face so she didn't have to feel alone after her explosives accident left her scarred and without a left eye.

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** Possibly one of the reasons for the [[{{Kuudere}} [[SugarAndIcePersonality Sweden]] / [[CloudCuckooLander Finland]] pairing being so popular. Sweden is afflicted with a bad case of FaceOfAThug, but he's very sweet and gentle underneath.
* ''LightNovel/{{Baccano}}'': [[ScarsAreForever Scarred]] PyroManiac [[{{Kuudere}} [[SugarAndIcePersonality Nice Holystone]] is in a relationship with her [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend longtime friend]] Jacuzzi Splot, who has got to be the [[ChasteHero most]] [[ApologizesALot nonthreatening]] [[SorryIFellOnYourFist man]] [[AllLovingHero in]] [[MartyrWithoutACause America]] -- at least [[BewareTheNiceOnes most]] [[CrouchingMoronHiddenBadass of]] [[LetsGetDangerous the]] [[CowardlyLion time]], anyway... Whether or not the affection existed beforehand, it was definitely solidified the moment she saw that he had gotten a scar-like tattoo on his face so she didn't have to feel alone after her explosives accident left her scarred and without a left eye.



* From the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse: it is explicitly stated several times in profic (and a lot more in fanfic, but that's us mushy shippers for you) that this is exactly why [[{{Kuudere}} Mara Jade]] fell in love with Luke Skywalker; she admires his idealism, honor, and willingness to give most everyone a second chance. In [[Literature/OutboundFlight Survivor's Quest]] she affectionately calls him "FarmBoy", and says in the narration that she's both exasperated by and loves the fact that he's always four or five rungs higher up on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism than she or almost anyone else is.

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* From the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse: it is explicitly stated several times in profic (and a lot more in fanfic, but that's us mushy shippers for you) that this is exactly why [[{{Kuudere}} [[SugarAndIcePersonality Mara Jade]] fell in love with Luke Skywalker; she admires his idealism, honor, and willingness to give most everyone a second chance. In [[Literature/OutboundFlight Survivor's Quest]] she affectionately calls him "FarmBoy", and says in the narration that she's both exasperated by and loves the fact that he's always four or five rungs higher up on the SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism than she or almost anyone else is.


'''Jessica Rabbit''': He makes me laugh.

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'''Jessica Rabbit''': '''[[TheComicallySerious Jessica Rabbit]]''': [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness He makes me laugh.laugh]].

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