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* ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'' has Kim MacAfee's steady boyfriend [[AllAmericanBoy Hugo]] as the Gentleman, and the rebellious rockstar [[TheCasanova Conrad Birdie]] as the Scoundrel. [[spoiler: Kim chooses to stay with Hugo]].

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* ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'' has Kim MacAfee's Kim's steady boyfriend [[AllAmericanBoy [[TheAllAmericanBoy Hugo]] as the Gentleman, and the rebellious rockstar [[TheCasanova Conrad Birdie]] as the Scoundrel. [[spoiler: Kim chooses to stay with Hugo]].

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* ''Theatre/ByeByeBirdie'' has Kim MacAfee's steady boyfriend [[AllAmericanBoy Hugo]] as the Gentleman, and the rebellious rockstar [[TheCasanova Conrad Birdie]] as the Scoundrel. [[spoiler: Kim chooses to stay with Hugo]].


* BoyNextDoor Matt is the Gentleman to El Gallo's roguish Scoundrel for [[TheIngenue Luisa]] in ''Theatre/TheFantasticks''.

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* BoyNextDoor Matt is the Gentleman to El Gallo's roguish Scoundrel for [[TheIngenue Luisa]] in ''Theatre/TheFantasticks''. [[spoiler: Luisa ultimately chooses to be with Matt]].


* ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'': Sisi struggles with a choice: life with the kind, noble Emperor Franz Joseph who loves her unconditionally but is too busy with state affairs and being a MamasBoy to defend her, or suicide/death with the roguish, darkly attractive but cruel Death? [[spoiler: She runs into Death's arms and embraces him at the end.]]
* BoyNextDoor Matt is the Gentleman to El Gallo's roguish Scoundrel for [[TheIngenue Luisa]] in ''Theatre/TheFantasticks''.



* ''Theatre/{{Elisabeth}}'': Sisi struggles with a choice: life with the kind, noble Emperor Franz Joseph who loves her unconditionally but is too busy with state affairs and being a MamasBoy to defend her, or suicide/death with the roguish, darkly attractive but cruel Death? [[spoiler: She runs into Death's arms and embraces him at the end.]]


* ''Manga/AliceAcademy'': Mikan has Ruka (the Gentleman) and Natsume (the Scoundrel).

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* ''Manga/AliceAcademy'': ''Manga/GakuenAlice'': Mikan has Ruka (the Gentleman) and Natsume (the Scoundrel).

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* A female SoleSurvivor in ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' has a choice between the idealistic Minuteman soldier Preston Garvey or an entire gallery of rogues including the mercenary [=MacCready=], the chem imbibing ghoul Hancock or ThePaladin NobleBigot Danse.


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SpearCounterpart to BettyAndVeronica; another similar trope about women is the MadonnaWhoreComplex. Compare NobleMaleRoguishMale, AllGirlsWantBadBoys and SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan. See RichSuitorPoorSuitor.

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SpearCounterpart to BettyAndVeronica; another similar trope about women is the MadonnaWhoreComplex.BettyAndVeronica. Compare NobleMaleRoguishMale, AllGirlsWantBadBoys and SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan. See RichSuitorPoorSuitor.


SpearCounterpart to BettyAndVeronica. Compare NobleMaleRoguishMale, AllGirlsWantBadBoys and SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan. See RichSuitorPoorSuitor.

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SpearCounterpart to BettyAndVeronica.BettyAndVeronica; another similar trope about women is the MadonnaWhoreComplex. Compare NobleMaleRoguishMale, AllGirlsWantBadBoys and SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan. See RichSuitorPoorSuitor.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BojackHorseman'', Joseph is keen on his daughter Beatrice marrying Corbin Creamerman (the dull-witted but well meaning Gentleman) for business reasons, but Beatrice ends up falling for Butterscotch Horseman (the Scoundrel in every sense of the word) and chooses to run away with him when she finds out she's pregnant by him. The marriage goes ''badly'', and is a significant source of their son Bojack's neuroses.


* ''Literature/BridgetJones'': ''Bridget Jones's Diary'' plays this fairly straight between Mark Darcy (Gentleman) and Daniel Cleaver (Scoundrel). The film version even describes them as [[WrongGuyFirst "too good to be true"]] and [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys "so wrong he might just be right,"]] respectively. [[spoiler:By the end of the books, Mark has won, although when Helen Fielding continued the column, apparently Bridget was still torn between them and even ends up having Daniel's baby. Sigh.]]
* In the Literature/StephaniePlum series, the protagonist of the same name is caught in a love triangle between her childhood friend Joe Morelli and the more mysterious Ranger.

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* ''Literature/BridgetJones'': ''Bridget Jones's Diary'' plays this fairly straight between Mark Darcy (Gentleman) and Daniel Cleaver (Scoundrel). The film version even describes them as [[WrongGuyFirst "too good to be true"]] and [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys "so wrong he might just be right,"]] respectively. [[spoiler:By the end of the books, Mark has won, although when Helen Fielding continued the column, apparently Bridget was still torn between them and even ends up having Daniel's baby. Sigh.]]
* In the Literature/StephaniePlum ''Literature/StephaniePlum'' series, the protagonist of the same name is caught in a love triangle between her childhood friend Joe Morelli and the more mysterious Ranger.


* Nurse Ida Lenze in ''Series/{{Charite}}'' is courted by student Georg Tischendorf, a sweet, gallant young Gentleman who can offer her emotional stability and a secured future, and Doctor Emil Behring, a fickle, difficult Scoundrel with a nasty temper, though he's an ambitious and brilliant scientist who challenges Ida and shares a passion for medicine with her. Ida's friend Hedwig advises her to choose Tischendorf, but Ida has doubts, seeing as Behring is the one who supports her plans to study and become a doctor in her own right instead of just a housewife.

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* Nurse Ida Lenze in ''Series/{{Charite}}'' is courted by student Georg Tischendorf, a sweet, gallant young Gentleman who can offer her emotional stability and a secured future, and Doctor Emil Behring, a fickle, difficult Scoundrel with a nasty temper, though he's an ambitious and brilliant scientist who challenges Ida and shares a passion for medicine with her. Ida's friend Hedwig advises her to choose Tischendorf, but Ida has doubts, seeing as Behring is the one who supports her plans to study and become a doctor in her own right instead of just a housewife. The trope is not played straight all the time though -- Behring has his kind and noble moments, and Tischendorf some increasingly obvious shortcomings [[spoiler:such as sexism and racism]].

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* Nurse Ida Lenze in ''Series/{{Charite}}'' is courted by student Georg Tischendorf, a sweet, gallant young Gentleman who can offer her emotional stability and a secured future, and Doctor Emil Behring, a fickle, difficult Scoundrel with a nasty temper, though he's an ambitious and brilliant scientist who challenges Ida and shares a passion for medicine with her. Ida's friend Hedwig advises her to choose Tischendorf, but Ida has doubts, seeing as Behring is the one who supports her plans to study and become a doctor in her own right instead of just a housewife.


* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', Leonard tries invoking this against his perceived rival in Kaname's affections, Sousuke, presenting himself as princely Gentleman and painting Sousuke as not merely the Scoundrel, but a dangerous, feral animal. He has absolutely no success with this strategy (being the BigBad sure doesn't help), to the point that Sousuke almost comes off as the wholesome BoyNextDoor in comparison.

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* In ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'', Leonard tries invoking this against his perceived rival in Kaname's affections, Sousuke, presenting himself as the princely Gentleman and painting Sousuke as not merely the Scoundrel, but a dangerous, feral animal. He has absolutely no success with this strategy (being the BigBad sure doesn't help), to the point that Sousuke almost comes off as the wholesome BoyNextDoor in comparison.

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