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* Played with in ''Literature/TheAliceNetwork''. The main character, Eve, sleeps with both Captain Cameron (the Gentleman), AnOfficerAndAGentleman, and M. Bordelon (the Scoundrel), a [[LesCollaborateurs profiteer]] and ManOfWealthAndTaste. However, it's never a choice between them -- Eve actively despises Bordelon and only sleeps with him because she needs the [[FemmeFataleSpy information]] -- and Eve doesn't end up with either one in the end.

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* Played with in ''Literature/TheAliceNetwork''. The main character, Eve, sleeps with both Captain Cameron (the Gentleman), AnOfficerAndAGentleman, and M. Bordelon (the Scoundrel), a [[LesCollaborateurs profiteer]] and ManOfWealthAndTaste. However, it's never a choice between them -- Eve actively despises Bordelon and only sleeps with him because she needs the [[FemmeFataleSpy information]] -- and Eve she doesn't end up with either one in the end.

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* Played with in ''Literature/TheAliceNetwork''. The main character, Eve, sleeps with both Captain Cameron (the Gentleman), AnOfficerAndAGentleman, and M. Bordelon (the Scoundrel), a [[LesCollaborateurs profiteer]] and ManOfWealthAndTaste. However, it's never a choice between them -- Eve actively despises Bordelon and only sleeps with him because she needs the [[FemmeFataleSpy information]] -- and Eve doesn't end up with either one in the end.

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* In ''Literature/GoneWithTheWind'', Scarlett O'Hara's two main love interests are SouthernGentleman Ashley Wilkes and TallDarkAndSnarky Rhett Butler. She spends most of the book convinced that Ashley is her one true love even after she marries Rhett for financial security, only to realize in the end ([[BelatedLoveEpiphany far too late]]) that she had really loved Rhett all along.


* ''Franchise/StarFox'': [[TheChick Krystal's]] love interests are the [[TheLastDJ justice-driven]] military man Fox, and the womanizing SpacePirate Panther. There was not much off a love triangle in the English translations of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' as [[AbhorrentAdmirer Krystal is revolted by Panther]] until the DowntimeDowngrade of ''VideoGame/StarFoxCommand'' put the boys on even footing.

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* ''Franchise/StarFox'': [[TheChick Krystal's]] love interests are the [[TheLastDJ justice-driven]] military man and boss Fox, and the womanizing SpacePirate and rival Panther. There was not much off of a love triangle in [[CutAndPasteTranslation the English translations translations]] of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' as [[AbhorrentAdmirer Krystal is revolted by Panther]] until the DowntimeDowngrade of ''VideoGame/StarFoxCommand'' put the boys on even footing.

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* ''Franchise/StarFox'': [[TheChick Krystal's]] love interests are the [[TheLastDJ justice-driven]] military man Fox, and the womanizing SpacePirate Panther. There was not much off a love triangle in the English translations of ''VideoGame/StarFoxAssault'' and ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBrosBrawl'' as [[AbhorrentAdmirer Krystal is revolted by Panther]] until the DowntimeDowngrade of ''VideoGame/StarFoxCommand'' put the boys on even footing.


* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' has Christine choose between her childhood sweetheart and general KnightInShiningArmor Raoul and the insane, brooding, but more passionate Phantom. [[spoiler:Although WordOfGod says that Christine loves the Phantom the most, in the end she chooses the Safe Option, Raoul.]]

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* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' ''Theatre/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' has Christine choose between her childhood sweetheart and general KnightInShiningArmor Raoul and the insane, brooding, but more passionate Phantom. [[spoiler:Although WordOfGod says that Christine loves the Phantom the most, in the end she chooses the Safe Option, Raoul.]]


** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Alistair is the sweet-hearted, noble Gentleman and Zevran is the sex-crazy assassin Scoundrel. [[spoiler: Unless you dig deeper and find out that it's primarily a persona hiding a much more Gentleman-like one that had been suppressed for survival.]]

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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Alistair is the sweet-hearted, noble Gentleman and Zevran is the sex-crazy assassin Scoundrel. [[spoiler: Unless you dig deeper and find out that it's primarily a persona hiding a much more Gentleman-like one that had been suppressed for survival.]]


** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Alistair is the sweet-hearted, noble Gentleman and Zevran is the sex-crazy assassin Scoundrel.

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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Alistair is the sweet-hearted, noble Gentleman and Zevran is the sex-crazy assassin Scoundrel. [[spoiler: Unless you dig deeper and find out that it's primarily a persona hiding a much more Gentleman-like one that had been suppressed for survival.]]


** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Alistair is the sweet-hearted, noble Gentleman and Zevran the sex-crazy assassin Scoundrel.

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** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', Alistair is the sweet-hearted, noble Gentleman and Zevran is the sex-crazy assassin Scoundrel.



* From ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', the quiet medic and old acquaintance Mical is the gentleman, and Atton Rand is the Han Solo-like Scoundrel smuggler.

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** Played with in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'', however, with its multiple romance options for female player characters. It's more of a sliding scale than a cut-and-dried choice, with Cullen on the Gentleman end and the Iron Bull on the Scoundrel end. Solas and Blackwall fall somewhere in between, although your mileage may vary as to where.
* From ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicIITheSithLords'', the quiet medic and old acquaintance Mical is the gentleman, Gentleman, and Atton Rand is the Han Solo-like Scoundrel smuggler.



* In ''WesternAnimation/Thundercats2011'': Lion-O (Gentleman) has a crush on Cheetara which makes his older brother Tygra (Scoundrel) jealous. [[spoiler: She had ''always'' loved Tygra, so she chooses him.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/Thundercats2011'': Lion-O (Gentleman) has a crush on Cheetara Cheetara, which makes his older brother Tygra (Scoundrel) jealous. [[spoiler: She had ''always'' loved Tygra, so she chooses him.]]


* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'': Juliet's decision between her two suitors. Paris courts her in the "proper" way, by asking her father's permission. Romeo crashes her family party with his buddies (they are not welcome there), and they create a crash of NewLoveVersusOldHate. Paris definitely represents tradition, and Romeo represents passion and danger.

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* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'': Juliet's decision between her two suitors. Paris courts her in the "proper" way, by asking her father's permission. Romeo crashes her family party with his buddies (they (who are not welcome there), and they create a crash of NewLoveVersusOldHate.there). Paris definitely represents tradition, and Romeo represents passion and danger.


* ''Literature/BridgetJonesDiary'' 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.]]

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* ''Literature/BridgetJonesDiary'' ''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.]]


* French sitcom ''Les Filles d'à Côté'' has the flat-sharing characters of Daniel and Marc. Daniel is a suave sophisticate in a settled well-paying job with a model girlfriend. His ligger best friend and embarrassing flatmate Marc... isn't.

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* French sitcom ''Les Filles d'à Côté'' ''Series/LesFillesDaCote'' has the flat-sharing characters of Daniel and Marc. Daniel is a suave sophisticate in a settled well-paying job with a model girlfriend. His ligger best friend and embarrassing flatmate Marc... isn't.

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** In Season 4 there’s also Eric as the Gentleman and Casey Kelso as the Scoundrel.


* ''[[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.]]

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* ''[[BridgetJones Bridget Jones's Diary]]'' ''Literature/BridgetJonesDiary'' 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.]]

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