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* Prince Paris of Troy and Helen of Sparta of ''Literature/TheIliad'' seem to be this, but it's subverted in that Helen really regrets what happened and clearly doesn't like Paris.

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* Prince Paris of Troy and Helen of Sparta of ''Literature/TheIliad'' seem to be this, but it's subverted in that Helen really regrets what happened and clearly doesn't like Paris. In some interpretations, she's seen as an outright [[AbductionIsLove kidnapping victim,]] especially since Aphrodite [[JerkassGods promised her to Paris WITHOUT caring that she was already married.]]


** This trope is heavily implied to have been the case between [[TragicHero Eddard]] [[HonorBeforeReason Stark]] and [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Ashara]] [[GirlInTheTower Dayne]].


* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': Among Donald Duck's various love interests, his relationship with Reginella is this: Reginella loves him, Donald has shown every time he'd marry her in an heartbeat, but [[TheHighQueen she is the queen of an alien planet and her duties toward her people takes precedence on everything]], and every time said duty forces her to send him back to Earth.

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* ''ComicBook/DisneyDucksComicUniverse'': Among Donald Duck's WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck's various love interests, his relationship with Reginella is this: Reginella loves him, Donald has shown every time he'd marry her in an heartbeat, but [[TheHighQueen she is the queen of an alien planet and her duties toward her people takes precedence on everything]], and every time said duty forces her to send him back to Earth.



* Turns out that [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applejack's]] parents, Bright Macintosh and Buttercup, were this due to Buttercup's real name being Pear Butter. As the two clans were business rivals turned feuding families, Pear Butter and Bright Mac had planned to have a secret wedding a la ''Romeo and Juliet'', but it was broken up by Grand Pear and Granny Smith. Unlike most instances Pear Butter disowned herself from the Pear family staying with Bright Mac eventually giving birth to Big Mac, Applejack and Apple Bloom. It would take years before the families buried the hatchet and by then Bright Mac and Buttercup were dead.

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* Turns In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', it turns out that [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Applejack's]] Applejack's parents, Bright Macintosh and Buttercup, were this due to Buttercup's real name being Pear Butter. As the two clans were business rivals turned feuding families, Pear Butter and Bright Mac had planned to have a secret wedding a la ''Romeo and Juliet'', but it was broken up by Grand Pear and Granny Smith. Unlike most instances Pear Butter disowned herself from the Pear family staying with Bright Mac eventually giving birth to Big Mac, Applejack and Apple Bloom. It would take years before the families buried the hatchet and by then Bright Mac and Buttercup were dead.



* In the German Empire, the ruling House of Hohenzollern had a rivalry with the House of Hannover ever since Prussia annexed Hannover in 1866. The engagement of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Victoria_Louise_of_Prussia Victoria Louise]], daughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Ernest Augustus, heir to Hannover, was reported in the press to be a real life Romeo and Juliet, and their courtship was able to smooth things over between the two families. Their wedding was one of the last great social occasions in Europe before the outbreak of World War I.

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* In the German Empire, the ruling House of Hohenzollern had a rivalry with the House of Hannover ever since Prussia annexed Hannover in 1866. The engagement of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princess_Victoria_Louise_of_Prussia Victoria Louise]], daughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II, and Ernest Augustus, heir to Hannover, was reported in the press to be a real life Romeo and Juliet, and their courtship was able to smooth things over between the two families. Their wedding was one of the last great social occasions in Europe before the outbreak of World War I.UsefulNotes/WorldWarI.


** ''Anime/VoicesOfADistantStar'', features an almost literal example of this. The two main characters are light-years apart due to her fighting in space, and due to mankind having FasterThanLightTravel without a corresponding SubspaceAnsible, her messages to him take years to reach; in the final act now-20 something him is receiving messages from still-15 her and as he remarks InUniverse, a message travel time of years might as well be forever. That said, the very last scene contains blink and you miss it allusions, made explicit in the manga adaptation, to his joining the SpaceNavy gearing up for a rescue mission, meaning there might be a chance they could get together after all.

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** ''Anime/VoicesOfADistantStar'', ''Anime/VoicesOfADistantStar'' features an almost literal example of this. The two main characters are light-years apart due to her fighting in space, and due to mankind having FasterThanLightTravel without a corresponding SubspaceAnsible, her messages to him take years to reach; in the final act now-20 something him is receiving messages from still-15 her and as he remarks InUniverse, a message travel time of years might as well be forever. That said, the very last scene contains blink and you miss it allusions, made explicit in the manga adaptation, to his joining the SpaceNavy gearing up for a rescue mission, meaning there might be a chance they could get together after all.


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** ''Anime/WeatheringWithYou'' follows suit from two different angles. The first is the police trying to send Hodaka back to his island home while social services tries to take Hina in due to her orphan status. The second is [[spoiler:Hina's fate as the sunshine girl to be sacrificed in exchange for stable weather.]] In the end, [[spoiler:this is subverted; Hodaka rescues Hina heedless of the cost, and despite being caught and sent back to finish his high schooling afterwards, they eventually reunite.]]

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* In ''Manga/FutureDiary'', Yukiteru eventually develops feelings for Yuno, despite her being an AxCrazy {{Yandere}}, but unfortunately they are both Diary Holders in the competition to replace [[PhysicalGod Deus Ex Machina]], requiring one of them to kill the other (along with the rest of the Diary Holders) to prevent TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt.


* ''VisualNovel/KoshotengainoHashihime'' [[spoiler:Tamamori and Minakami]] are this, they have loved each other in [[ReincarnationRomance countless past lives]] but never managed to be together, while in their current incarnations [[spoiler:only Minakami is aware of their common past, and he resigned himself to an one-side love because of the [[Gayngst shame he feels for his own homosexuality]] and the price he had to pay as a child to save Tamamori using [[TimeTravelRomance his time traveling powers]]. It takes Tamamori [[GroundhogDayLoop many loops]] and the help of his future self to realize what he actually has been feeling for Minakami since he was a child was romantic love.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/KoshotengainoHashihime'' [[spoiler:Tamamori and Minakami]] are this, they have loved each other in [[ReincarnationRomance countless past lives]] but never managed to be together, while in their current incarnations [[spoiler:only Minakami is aware of their common past, and he resigned himself to an one-side love because of the [[Gayngst shame he feels for his own homosexuality]] homosexuality and the price he had to pay as a child to save Tamamori using [[TimeTravelRomance his time traveling powers]]. It takes Tamamori [[GroundhogDayLoop many loops]] and the help of his future self to realize what he actually has been feeling for Minakami since he was a child was romantic love.]]


* ''VisualNovel/KoshotengainoHashihime'' [[spoiler:Tamamori and Minakami]] are this, they have loved each other in [[ReincarnationRomance countless past lives]] but never managed to be together, while in their current incarnations [[spoiler:only Minakami is aware of their common past, and h resigned himself to an one-side love because of the shame he feels for his own homosexuality and the price he had to pay as a child to save Tamamori using his time traveling powers. It takes Tamamori many loops to realize what he actually has been feeling for Minakami since he was a child was love.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/KoshotengainoHashihime'' [[spoiler:Tamamori and Minakami]] are this, they have loved each other in [[ReincarnationRomance countless past lives]] but never managed to be together, while in their current incarnations [[spoiler:only Minakami is aware of their common past, and h he resigned himself to an one-side love because of the [[Gayngst shame he feels for his own homosexuality homosexuality]] and the price he had to pay as a child to save Tamamori using [[TimeTravelRomance his time traveling powers. powers]]. It takes Tamamori [[GroundhogDayLoop many loops loops]] and the help of his future self to realize what he actually has been feeling for Minakami since he was a child was romantic love.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/KoshotengainoHashihime'' [[spoiler:Tamamori and Minakami]] are this, they have loved each other in [[ReincarnationRomance countless past lives]] but never managed to be together, while in their current incarnations [[spoiler:only Minakami is aware of their common past, and h resigned himself to an one-side love because of the shame he feels for his own homosexuality and the price he had to pay as a child to save Tamamori using his time traveling powers. It takes Tamamori many loops to realize what he actually has been feeling for Minakami since he was a child was love.]]


** This trope is heavily implied to have been the case between Eddard Stark and Ashara Dayne.

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** This trope is heavily implied to have been the case between Eddard Stark [[TragicHero Eddard]] [[HonorBeforeReason Stark]] and Ashara Dayne.[[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Ashara]] [[GirlInTheTower Dayne]].


** Robb falls in love with an independent woman from Volantis, but he's bound by a political marriage pact to a Frey daughter he's never even met.
** Renly and Loras' illicit romance comes to a tragic end in "The Ghost of Harrenhal" when Renly is assassinated.

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** Robb falls in love with an independent woman from Volantis, but he's bound by a political marriage pact to a Frey daughter he's never even met.
met. He breaks the marriage promise to marry Talisa [[spoiler: and is then lured into a trap where Walder Frey has he, his wife, mother and bannermen slaughtered at the Red Wedding]].
** Renly and Loras' illicit romance comes to a tragic end in "The Ghost of Harrenhal" when Renly is assassinated. Beforehand they were already in difficulty when Renly made a bid for the throne and therefore had to marry Loras's sister to gain the alliance of their house.



*** Likewise Regina and Robin a few seconds earlier, [[spoiler: Robin shields Regina when Hades attempts to use the Olympus Crystal on them, and according to Hades, not only does the crystal kill Robin, it also ends him, meaning no afterlife in either the Underworld or Olympus for him and no reuniting with Regina, he simply ceases to exist, and his soul evaporates into nothingness, giving one last look to a tearstained Regina.]]

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*** ** Likewise Regina and Robin a few seconds earlier, [[spoiler: Robin shields Regina when Hades attempts to use the Olympus Crystal on them, and according to Hades, not only does the crystal kill Robin, it also ends him, meaning no afterlife in either the Underworld or Olympus for him and no reuniting with Regina, he simply ceases to exist, and his soul evaporates into nothingness, giving one last look to a tearstained Regina.]]


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* ''Series/ZTheBeginningOfEverything'' depicts F Scott Fitzgerald's marriage to Zelda like this. She is from a proper antebellum family, and he is a new money writer with delusions of grandeur. Even when they elope together, Zelda's inability to fit in with New York's high society leads to her indulging in excessive partying that Scott can't afford. Likewise he resorts to lifting passages from her journals and letters to use in his own work when inspiration fails him. While the series ended prematurely, in real life Zelda ended up in an asylum and Scott lost all critical respect that wouldn't be regained until after his death.



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* Any ''Manga/DragonBallZ'' fanfiction that features Trunks and Pan as the main pairing.
** In this same vein, the somewhat famous Dragon Ball Z/Sailor Moon Crossover ''Boy Meets Girls'' has Future Trunks accidentally stranded on the Sailor Moon universe while traveling to the past, and he spends some time there while he fixes his time machine. He and Makoto/Sailor Jupiter fall in love with each other, but of course they cannot be together because Trunks has to leave to complete his mission. [[spoiler: The author eventually wrote a sequel where they're reunited, but it was LeftHanging and it's unknown what will become of them.]]
* Pikachu and Pichi in ''Fanfic/APikachuInlove'' have shades of this. Both of them are owned by different trainers who plan on leaving the forest they met in and going there seprate ways in three days. [[spoiler: Though it doesn't end in death like most victums of this Trope, in the end Pikachu is forced to part ways with Pichi so he can continue his adventures with Ash.]]
* In [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6909383/1/I_love_thee I Love Thee]], L says this to Misa. [[spoiler:And with good reason. They fall in love, and have a wonderfully blissful relationship... only to have L be killed.]] The summary of the story gives it away: "As the quote stated, the hottest love usually has [[spoiler: the coldest end."]]
* Aki and Heathcliffe from ''Fanfic/OnePieceParallelWorks''. Although they are both from wealthy families, Heathcliffe's parents [[spoiler:kicked Heathcliffe out of his own house and forced him to become a StreetUrchin]] and Aki's aunt and father keep putting her in one ArrangedMarriage after another so the Chung-Feng family could obtain more power and wealth.
** Yuki-Rin (the daughter of a Tenryuubito) and Kazuma (the son of a dojo master) started out as this because of Roscoe, but it looks like their love isn't endangered anymore.
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' Fanfic [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5913360/1/bCold_b_bWater_b Cold Water]] mentions a Water Tribe legend about [[InterspeciesRomance a woman from a hunting tribe and a polar bear.]] It ends up tragically, when her brother kills the bear and she heartbroken leaves her village.
* There's a Franchise/HarryPotter fanfic ''But You Alone'' which is based on Tristan and Isolde, featuring a star-crossed love that destroys the lives of everyone involved. The author pulled the story from the internet, so it's now quite hard to find. [[spoiler: Harry and Hermione are engaged, but she has doubts. A chance encounter leads to Hermione and Snape falling ''madly'' in love with each other, but he then harshly rejects her, thinking that she deserves better. She returns to her fiance. Just before the wedding, Snape realises he can't live without her and tries to rush to her side to explain, only to be attacked by a rogue Death Eater and end up in a coma until after she's already married (and she now hates him and thinks he hates her). Finally they realise their mistakes and start having an affair... the suspicion of which begins to drive Harry insane with paranoia and jealousy. [[FromBadToWorse Things get worse from there.]] If you're familiar with the story of Tristan and Isolde [[DownerEnding you can already tell how this is going to end.]] ]]
* A rather popular clichè in [[Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia Hungary/Prussia]] fanfiction is to have them being separated when she becomes one half of [[ArrangedMarriage the Austro-Hungarian Compromise]], but still having feelings for each other that they must hide for obvious reasons. (Bonus if [[OfficialCouple Hungary's canon husband Austria]] is subjected to DieForOurShip and RonTheDeathEater treatments to make Prussia look as a better option).
** Conversely, Austria/Hungary fics set in the UsefulNotes/ColdWar has them fulfilling this trope as she's a member of the Eastern Bloc while he's on the other side of it. They remain separated until the fall of communism.
** And then there's also [[HoYay Prussia/Austria]] fanfics set during the Cold War where Prussia (now East Germany) is kept behind the Berlin Wall and Austria, who is not governed by the Soviet reach of Communism, is separated from him for years. There is also the interpretation that Prussia "dies" after his country is dissolved after [=WW2=] and Austria is again separated from him in "death". Grouped with the aforementioned are [[YourCheatingHeart fics]] where Austria is married to Hungary (either in canon or AU) and carries on a heated affair/romance with [[DracoInLeatherPants Prussia]] - poor Hungary is often subject to RonTheDeathEater treatment in these. [[UpToEleven And finally,]] there are those fanfictions set during the second world war where Austria (Roderich) is Jewish and Prussia (Gilbert) is either a civilian or a Nazi who is [[BastardBoyfriend obsessed with him]]. Needless to say, [[FromBadToWorse things often don't end too well.]]
** There's also France and [[spoiler: Joan of Arc]] in {{fanon}}, crossing to [[spoiler: MayflyDecemberRomance.]]
* [[WesternAnimation/{{Superjail}} The Warden and the Mistress]] almost become this in ''Fanfic/ExtendedStay'' until the revelation that [[spoiler: Mistress is pregnant]] is revealed, allowing her to stay and thus, allowing them to be together.
** The reason this is is because of the plot, which goes something like this: Ultraprison is running low on fuel and needs to stop someplace to refuel. Conveniently, the nearest spot for them is Superjail. Once they have enough fuel to leave, this trope comes up.
* This trope pops up (rather inevitably) in the ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]'' fanfic ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning'' with [[spoiler: Vale and Obsidian]]. Both ''really'' wish that they could have met outside of the context of the Hunger Games and realize that their relationship is bound to end in tragedy. [[spoiler: It does.]]
* In the ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' fanfic ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9515318/1/Memories-of-You Memories of You]]'', the back story of the first major arc reveals that the Kamiki family got its start from a pair of them. [[spoiler: The ultimate grandmother of the family met and helped a Kitsune when she was a little girl. The Kitsune later turned into a human and ended up marrying her when she was older. They had a daughter and managed to live happily for a time, but a zealous ex-suitor of the woman killed her and framed her Kitsune husband for it, before killing him. This resulted in the Kitsune cursing the family, driven to possess the eldest daughter of the family every generation in his quest for revenge. The only way to halt it is for one of the people closest to the eldest daughter must ''kill'' her to halt the possession. This resulted in ''another'' StarCrossedLovers in the past, as one of the victims of the curse had to convince her lover to kill her, which eventually let to him committing suicide.]] Aside from that [[OfficialCouple Rin and Izumo]] know very well that there are a lot of people out there determined to turn them into this, starting with the Vatican; all because Rin happens to be the [[AntiAntiChrist Son]] of {{Satan}} and thus they don't want him to have a relationship with a girl that could result in a child. [[spoiler: And now [[BetaCouple Yukio and Paku]] might very well join them in that struggle, as, like his brother, the Vatican don't want Yukio to breed.]]
* The ''WesternAnimation/HotelTransylvania'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/8646259/1/How-to-Zing How to Zing]]'' has Dracula and Martha. He's a Vampire, she's a Human. They play this trope straight until the very end, when they decide they love each other too much to let their differences get in the way. It works better when Martha becomes a Vampire like him. But of course, anyone who's seen the film will know that things didn't end too well for them...
* The ''Film/StarTrek2009'' fic ''Fanfic/WrittenInTheStars'' [[LoveTranscendsSpaceTime mostly averts this]], but the Spock and Fem!Kirk in [[ItMakesSenseInContext the alternate reality of the mirror universe]] play this straight in that unions between Vulcans and Humans were forbidden after the Romulan attack on the ''Kelvin''. The pair still fall in love and attempt to bring down the Terran Empire in order to be together.
* Several ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfics pairing Twilight and Trixie makes use of this trope: Trixie cannot give up her itinerant lifestyle (because being a traveling performer is her destiny) in order to stay in Ponyville, and Twilight cannot possibly leave her friends in Ponyville behind to go with her.
* Done interestingly in the ''LightNovel/MyTeenRomanticComedySNAFU'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/TheEndOfTheAffair''. Although it is pretty much stated that Hachiman and Yukino have feelings for each other what keeps them apart isn't so much the external problems as each of their respective cynicism and [[SillyRabbitRomanceIsForKids way of living]] that prevents either from even admitting an attraction to each other. Of course there are plenty of external problems [[spoiler: such as Yukino already being married (albeit a loveless one)]] but it's generally made clear that the only reason those problems even occurred was because the both of them refused to act on their feelings from the beginning and even then it's implied that they could work through those problems if the both of them were willing to try but ultimately their internal issues prove to be every bit as effective at keeping them apart as the external ones. Hachiman himself refuses to consider him and Yukino to be this due to the fact that they never actually got involved at all despite their mutual attraction.
* The ''Vocaloid'' fanfic ''Fanfic/RottingCamellias'' has Miku and Luka [[spoiler: caught in a ReincarnationRomance where one of them is fated to die the day that they meet.]]
* ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10600980/1/Broken-Mirror Broken Mirror]]'', a ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' one-shot, replaces Gerda and Kai in the original story with Elsa and [[spoiler:Hans, respectively]]. Both of them met as [[ChildhoodFriendRomance children, fell in love as adolescents]], and felt a mutual connection in the fact that both had been treated as the [[BlackSheep odd one out]] within their respective families - [[spoiler:Hans for being the youngest of thirteen sons]] and Elsa for having ice powers. But a mirror with the power of erasing memories tore the two apart. Years later, when the two meet again, things are not same, because she is now a queen and [[spoiler:he is now a frozen-hearted prince (partly because some of the mirror's magical shards pierced Hans' heart, turning him into a cold and cynical man), thus setting the events of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}''. Elsa even felt sad as to how he didn't recognize her and even wondered if Hans remembered the friendship they had when they were children. And though both reconcile in the end, it results in a DownerEnding with both Hans and Elsa wondering if they'll ever meet again and rekindle their tragic and failed love for each other.]]
* ''Fanfic/InSottoVoce'':
** Zelda and Impa are in a SecretRelationship. Their romance is forbidden both because it's a same-gender romance and because Zelda is the heir to the Hylian throne. Hylians are homophobic, while Sheikah forbid romances between Sheikah and the queen because it poses a threat to their throne (as in, there might not be a heir). It's unknown what will happen to Zelda and Impa's romance in the end.
** [[spoiler:Zelda and Impa's mothers]] learned this trope the hard way when they fell in love. They were split apart as a result. [[spoiler:The previous Zelda]] was forced into an ArrangedMarriage, but it didn't work out and she was DrivenToSuicide when her daughter was still very young. [[spoiler:Tikala]] never loved anyone after [[spoiler:Zelda]], and conceived her child through a fling, but eventually everything came back to haunt her [[spoiler:when Zelda's jealous former bodyguard Kishla killed her years later]].
* ''Fanfic/NotAMonster'': Peach finds herself attracted to Bowser, but she realizes it can't work out between them. Everyone sees Bowser as a giant brute and a monster. She doesn't want him to change his ways, either, as she feels he wouldn't be "Bowser" then.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' fanfic ''Fanfic/ThreeTestsOfValor'' A boy and a girl from opposing teams fall in love with each other.
* ''[[FanFic/BrideOfDiscord Daughter Of Discord]]''[[note]] The sequel to Bride of Discord[[/note]] has one between the titular daughter of Discord (and Fluttershy) Screwball and Mothball, the son of [[BigBad Queen Chrysalis]].
* ''WebVideo/{{Illuminated}}'' milks the SpaceOpera tone of ''Treasure Planet'' by making Amelia and Jane's romance into this. Jane joined Captain Amelia's crew to escape her abusive lover Thrax. The two fell in love, but Thrax chased after Jane. He ends up killing Amelia but, before he can kill Jane, Jane shoots nearby bombs and kills them both. Jane and Amelia at least end up TogetherInDeath in the afterlife.
* A [[FandomSpecificPlot common plotline]] in the fairly obscure ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyCrystalChronicles1'' fandom is that if the Tipa (default name for the player's hometown) caravan includes a [[MsFanservice female Selkie]], she will bond with the Selkie researcher De Nam during the Tipa caravan's first visit to the Yuke citadel of Shella and be the caravanner who replies to his letters, only to suffer a broken heart a few years later when De Nam's effort to [[AcquiredPoisonImmunity adapt to the miasma]] ends in [[spoiler:her caravan coming to Conall Curach for a drop of myrrh at the bidding of De Nam's final letter, only to find that one of the monsters that the caravan kills drops [[TragicKeepsake De Nam's bandana]], thus revealing that he has been killed by monsters in-between his last letter and the Tipa caravan's arrival.]]
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* Wu Luan, originally with Wan, and then with Qing in ''Film/LegendOfTheBlackScorpion''. The crossing of their stars in both cases is highlighted by the fact that in the scenes where the couples are closest to realizing their mutual affection, Wu Luan and Wan/Qing are both wearing [[ManInWhite all]] [[WomanInWhite white]] and moving together in a synchronized fashion. Wu Luan spars with Wan and performs a dance with Qing. And then everything falls apart.

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* Wu Luan, originally with Wan, and then with Qing in ''Film/LegendOfTheBlackScorpion''. The crossing of their stars in both cases is highlighted by the fact that in the scenes where the couples are closest to realizing their mutual affection, Wu Luan and Wan/Qing are both wearing [[ManInWhite all]] [[WomanInWhite white]] white and moving together in a synchronized fashion. Wu Luan spars with Wan and performs a dance with Qing. And then everything falls apart.



** [[WomanInWhite Jeanne]], one of the Founders of the Court, and an unnamed male elf from Gillite Wood.

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** [[WomanInWhite Jeanne]], Jeanne, one of the Founders of the Court, and an unnamed male elf from Gillite Wood.


* Subverted in ''Film/TheWorldOfSuzieWong''. Robert is a middle class American architect-turned-artist, while Suzie is a poor Hong Kong prostitute. Despite the movie illustrating their different backgrounds [[spoiler: they both overcome them and learn to make their relationship work]].



** ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', the TropeNamer, from the opening narration, although according to some interpretations, it's more of a {{Deconstruction}} of this trope, with Romeo and Juliet both being shown to be foolishly emotional and needlessly dramatic.
** ''Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra''
** Lorenzo and Jessica in a side-plot of ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice''. [[spoiler: They earn their happy ending.]]
** ''Pyramus and Thisbe'', a ShowWithinAShow in ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'', which has its own forbidden lovers in Hermia and Lysander, but since this is a comedy, they end up together.
** Depending on one you look at it, Theatre/{{Hamlet}} & Ophelia and Theatre/{{Othello}} & Desdemona could count.

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** ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'', the TropeNamer, from the opening narration, although according to some interpretations, it's more of a {{Deconstruction}} of this trope, with Romeo and Juliet both being shown to be foolishly emotional and needlessly dramatic.
dramatic. That being said, it's made clear the ongoing feud and Juliet's father's insistence on her marrying Paris [[OldManMarryingAChild when she's only thirteen]] are huge factors in their deaths.
** ''Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra''
''Theatre/AntonyAndCleopatra'' - Antony is forced to marry his comrade's sister, and his betrayal of that in favor of the Egyptian queen leads to a misunderstanding where he thinks she's died and then kills himself. She likewise suicides in the climax of the play.
** Lorenzo and Jessica in a side-plot of ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice''. Jessica is Jewish and her OverprotectiveDad is the play's antagonist, forcing her to flee in the dead of night. [[spoiler: They earn their happy ending.]]
** ''Pyramus and Thisbe'', a ShowWithinAShow in ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'', which has its own forbidden lovers in Hermia and Lysander, but Lysander - she is promised to another by her father's insistence (and refusing him is punishable by death under Athenian law). But since this is a comedy, they end up together.
** Depending on one you look at it, Theatre/{{Hamlet}} & and his lover Ophelia start out in love, but the latter's family already disapprove of the match. As Hamlet loses it during his quest for revenge and Theatre/{{Othello}} & ''kills'' Ophelia's father, Ophelia herself goes mad and eventually drowns herself. A popular theory is that she was pregnant with his illegitimate child and the above-mentioned events mean she is DefiledForever.
** {{Theatre/Othello}} and Desdemona. The latter disobeys her father's wishes to marry Othello - who is both older than her and a different race. Thanks to some manipulations by Iago, Othello believes
Desdemona could count.is cheating on him and strangles her to death.


** Or the worst one, identical with all romances in KnightsOfTheOldRepublic: the player of both games vanish into the Unknown Regions, never to be seen again, leaving his/her loved one behind.

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** Or the worst one, identical with all romances in KnightsOfTheOldRepublic: ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'': the player of both games vanish into the Unknown Regions, never to be seen again, leaving his/her loved one behind.



* Male Player and Bastila, Female Player and Carth, Female Exile and Atton, Male Exile and Handmaiden, heck, pretty much every player character/party member pairing in ''Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' one and two, as canon states that both the [=PC=]s eventually left their loved ones behind and departed to the Unknown Region for good.

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* Male Player and Bastila, Female Player and Carth, Female Exile and Atton, Male Exile and Handmaiden, heck, pretty much every player character/party member pairing in ''Videogame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' one and two, as canon states that both the [=PC=]s eventually left their loved ones behind and departed to the Unknown Region for good.

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