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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' has a male variant in [[spoiler:Jonathan Joestar]], who died at the end of his respective part. His wife, [[spoiler:Erina]], [[herHeartWillGoOn never moved on]].

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' has a male variant in [[spoiler:Jonathan Joestar]], who died at the end of his respective part. His wife, [[spoiler:Erina]], [[herHeartWillGoOn [[HerHeartWillGoOn never moved on]].

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* ''Manga/JojosBizarreAdventure'' has a male variant in [[spoiler:Jonathan Joestar]], who died at the end of his respective part. His wife, [[spoiler:Erina]], [[herHeartWillGoOn never moved on]].


** [[spoiler:Chiaki]] for [[spoiler:Izuru]]. After her death, he holds onto [[spoiler:her iconic hairpin]] in remembrance, and is motivated enough by a combination of his [[spoiler:subconsciously-retained]] love for her and her dying words to him to start moving against [[BigBad Junko]]. The GrandFinale shows he still mourns her, more than two years later.

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** [[spoiler:Chiaki]] for [[spoiler:Izuru]]. After her death, he holds onto [[spoiler:her iconic hairpin]] in remembrance, and is motivated enough by a combination of his [[spoiler:subconsciously-retained]] love for her and her dying words to him to start moving against [[BigBad Junko]].[[spoiler:[[BigBad Junko]]]]. The GrandFinale shows he still mourns her, more than two years later.



** In the end [[spoiler:The Mother became this for Ted after dying from an unspecified illness. The entire point of the show, talking to his kids about the events leading up to the meet, was his dealing with the grief and covertly asking their permission to date once more]].

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** In the end [[spoiler:The [[spoiler:[[DeadAllAlong The Mother became this this]] for Ted after dying from an unspecified illness. [[TheEndingChangesEverything The entire point of the show, show]], talking to his kids about the events leading up to the meet, was his dealing with the grief and covertly asking their permission to date once more]].



* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'', Fiora is this to Shulk. [[spoiler: Though she later comes back as a HollywoodCyborg.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Xenoblade}}'', Fiora [[spoiler:Fiora is this to Shulk. [[spoiler: Shulk, driving him to kill [[StarterVillain Metal Face]] to avenge her death. Though she later comes back as a HollywoodCyborg.]]



* Godot from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney - Trials & Tribulations'' wakes up from a years-long coma to the belief that [[spoiler:Mia Fey is this and that Phoenix Wright is the reason she is TheLostLenore for him]]. He spends much of the game berating and insulting Phoenix as his way of dealing with it but by the end [[spoiler:he sees her spirit in him and realizes that all the hatred he had been building up for Phoenix was misplaced]].

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* Godot [[spoiler:Godot]] from ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney - Trials & Tribulations'' wakes up from a years-long coma to the belief that [[spoiler:Mia Fey is this and that Phoenix Wright is the reason she is TheLostLenore for him]]. He spends much of the game berating and insulting Phoenix as his way of dealing with it it, but by the end [[spoiler:he sees her spirit in him and realizes that all the hatred he had been building up for Phoenix was misplaced]].



** Also in that game, [[spoiler:Kaito for Maki.]] In a more disgusting way, [[spoiler:Korekiyo's murder motivation was spurred by his [[BrotherSisterIncest romantic relationship with his sister.]]]]

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** Also in that game, [[spoiler:Kaito for Maki.]] Maki- once he succumbs to his illness, Maki dedicated herself to escaping the killing game for good. Then [[BigBad Tsumugi]] reveals that the producers of the ImmoralRealityShow manipulated their personalities by to intentionally invoke this trope]]. In a more disgusting way, [[spoiler:Korekiyo's murder motivation was SerialKiller activities were spurred by his [[BrotherSisterIncest romantic relationship with his sister.]]]]sister]], so he could give her friends in the afterlife]].


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* ''VisualNovel/MysticMessenger'': Rika, the founder of the RFA, is missed by all the other members after she was DrivenToSuicide, but the ones most affected by this are her cousin Yoosung and her boyfriend V. The former still has not gotten over her death and tends to bring her up the most, and on [[OtomeGame his route]] he repeatedly compares the heroine to her and asks her to be his new Rika- the goal of the route being to help him move on. He also repeatedly blames V for Rika's death and tends to antagonize him. V, meanwhile, has grown so distant from the rest of the RFA that he barely shows up in chats, and when he does he only speaks vaguely. He also tends to blame himself for her death. [[spoiler:Completely subverted later on- not only is she still alive, but she, [[TheDogWasTheMastermind of all people]], is the BigBad behind [[{{Cult}} Mint Eye]]. Yoosung has no idea, but V is fully aware and blames himself for [[DomesticAbuse her abusing him]] and turning against the RFA]].

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* In ''Film/TheDeserter'', every action on Captain Kaleb's RoaringRampageOfRevenge is inspired by the memory of his wife who died at the hands of the Apache.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThreeHouses'' gives Ingrid from the Blue Lions one of these in the form of [[spoiler: Felix's older brother Glenn, who died in the tragedy of Duscur. Many of her supports involve her still being in mourning for him due to them being a [[PerfectlyArrangedMarriage perfectly arranged marriage]]]].


** In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'', Gabriel's wife Marie plays a role almost identical to Mono's, albeit a bit more involved.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/CastlevaniaChroniclesOfSorrow Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow]]'''s bad ending, [[spoiler: Soma Cruz can be duped into thinking that Mina Hakuba has become this. Cue FaceHeelTurn]]. To drive the point home, [[spoiler:he is the above's reincarnation]].
** In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'', Gabriel's wife Marie plays a role almost identical to Mono's, [[VideoGame/ShadowOfTheColossus Mono]]'s, albeit a bit more involved.


* ''VideoGame/GodOfWarPS4'': The death of [[spoiler:Kratos' wife]] is what sets all the events of the game. By the end, it is all but confirmed that [[spoiler:this was her intention all along]].* David's wife Laura in the adventure game ''VideoGame/GrayMatter''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hades}}'': Being based on GreekMythology, it's no surprise Eurydice is this for Orpheus. While the game is set after Orpheus' death, he's unable to meet her even in the afterlife due to being consigned to a different layer of Hades. Similarly, Achilles and Patroclus are this for each other, unable to be TogetherInDeath [[spoiler:due to Achilles giving up his place in Elysium to Patroclus.]]

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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWarPS4'': The death of [[spoiler:Kratos' wife]] is what sets all the events of the game. By the end, it is all but confirmed that [[spoiler:this was her intention all along]].along]].
* David's wife Laura in the adventure game ''VideoGame/GrayMatter''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hades}}'': Being based on GreekMythology, Greek mythology, it's no surprise Eurydice is this for Orpheus. While the game is set after Orpheus' death, he's unable to meet her even in the afterlife due to being consigned to a different layer of Hades. Similarly, Achilles and Patroclus are this for each other, unable to be TogetherInDeath [[spoiler:due to Achilles giving up his place in Elysium to Patroclus.]]


* ''VideoGame/GodOfWarPS4'': The death of [[spoiler:Kratos' wife]] is what sets all the events of the game. By the end, it is all but confirmed that [[spoiler:this was her intention all along]].



* David's wife Laura in the adventure game ''VideoGame/GrayMatter''.

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* ''VideoGame/GodOfWarPS4'': The death of [[spoiler:Kratos' wife]] is what sets all the events of the game. By the end, it is all but confirmed that [[spoiler:this was her intention all along]].* David's wife Laura in the adventure game ''VideoGame/GrayMatter''.''VideoGame/GrayMatter''.
* ''VideoGame/{{Hades}}'': Being based on GreekMythology, it's no surprise Eurydice is this for Orpheus. While the game is set after Orpheus' death, he's unable to meet her even in the afterlife due to being consigned to a different layer of Hades. Similarly, Achilles and Patroclus are this for each other, unable to be TogetherInDeath [[spoiler:due to Achilles giving up his place in Elysium to Patroclus.]]

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* In ''Literature/BoneSong'' by John Meaney, the protagonist [[BoyMeetsGhoul falls in love with]] [[AttractiveZombie a beautiful zombie woman]]… then, at the end of the novel, she is killed second time (zombies can be killed as well), and he spends the entirety of the second novel ''Dark Blood'' mourning her.



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* Casca from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is this to Guts, and is an interesting zigzagged case throughout. She did not die but was nonetheless "lost" via a brutal StuffedIntoTheFridge ordeal that left her [[GoMadFromTheRevelation psychologically gone,]] making her a Lenore AND an [[TheOphelia Ophelia.]] Because the story starts InMediasRes, this technically happens before the story begins [[ProlongedPrologue during a flashback,]] not to mention that even though Casca is not dead, Casca has been insane for most of the series and her insanity has played a bigger role in the course of the story than when she was sane (much to the chagrin of the fanbase), since a) her insanity caused by [[spoiler: Griffith violently raping her in front of Guts]] drove Guts to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge revenge]] the most, b) the loss of love and affection that Casca provided Guts [[HeartbrokenBadass constantly anguishes him]], and c) the entire drive of the story as of recently is Guts trying to find a cure for Casca's insanity, thus trying to make her "unlost."

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* Casca from ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'' is this to Guts, and is an interesting zigzagged case throughout. She did not die but was nonetheless "lost" via a brutal StuffedIntoTheFridge ordeal that left her [[GoMadFromTheRevelation psychologically gone,]] gone]], making her a Lenore AND an [[TheOphelia Ophelia.]] Ophelia]]. Because the story starts InMediasRes, this technically happens before the story begins [[ProlongedPrologue during a flashback,]] flashback]], not to mention that even though Casca is not dead, Casca she has been insane for most of the series and her insanity has played a bigger role in the course of the story than when she was sane (much to the chagrin of the fanbase), since a) A) her insanity caused by [[spoiler: Griffith [[spoiler:Griffith violently raping her in front of Guts]] drove Guts to [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge revenge]] the most, b) most; B) the loss of love and affection that Casca provided Guts [[HeartbrokenBadass constantly anguishes him]], him]]; and c) C) the entire drive of the story as of recently is Guts trying to find a cure for Casca's insanity, thus trying to make her "unlost."



* [[spoiler: Yuuko Ichihara]] of ''Manga/XxxHolic'' arguably becomes one for Watanuki when she dies. Whether or not she can actually be considered a love interest for him is up for debate, but there's no denying that her death has a severe impact on his character as he makes a wish to see her again in exchange for being trapped indefinitely at the shop while he [[IWillWaitForYou waits for her]]. His personality takes a pretty drastic change into a more serious one and he becomes considerably more knowledgeable and skilled in the area of magic/supernatural as he takes on [[spoiler: Yuuko's]] role. He also makes it a habit of going into moments of melancholy reminiscence for her.

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* [[spoiler: Yuuko [[spoiler:Yuuko Ichihara]] of ''Manga/XxxHolic'' arguably becomes one for Watanuki when she dies. Whether or not she can actually be considered a love interest for him is up for debate, but there's no denying that her death has a severe impact on his character as he makes a wish to see her again in exchange for being trapped indefinitely at the shop while he [[IWillWaitForYou waits for her]]. His personality takes a pretty drastic change into a more serious one and he becomes considerably more knowledgeable and skilled in the area of magic/supernatural as he takes on [[spoiler: Yuuko's]] role. He also makes it a habit of going into moments of melancholy reminiscence for her.



* In ''ComicBook/{{Incredible Hulk}}'', ComicBook/BettyRoss becomes this to her husband [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] until she's BackFromTheDead.

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* In ''ComicBook/{{Incredible Hulk}}'', ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'', ComicBook/BettyRoss becomes this to her husband [[ComicBook/IncredibleHulk Bruce Banner]] until she's BackFromTheDead.

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* In ''Manga/DemonSlayerKimetsuNoYaiba'', Ruka Rengoku’s death heavily impacted the Rengoku household, her husband Shinjuro lost all his will to continue being the Flame Pillar coupled with him losing faith in his swordsmanship abilities after reading on the Breath of the Sun capabilities, with the eldest son Kyoujuro trying to shoulder the weight of his family all by himself on succeeding his father as the Flame Pillar.

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', [[spoiler: Blaike Raven]] was married to Pandora. While the problem of a MayFlyDecemberRomance troubled her, she felt it wouldn't be a real problem since she would be at about the right age to reset when he succumbed to old age, at which point she could continue to be part of her son's family. But Blaike ultimately died young, trying and failing to save a group of travelers from a monster. As a result, Pandora did not reset, and now suffers from WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity.

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