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** Done particularly well in the X-Mas episode after they get back together. Lily is cleaning up, plugs the answering machine back in, and hears Ted calling her an offensive word in old message for Marshal (left during the break-up period). Ted tries to apologize and explain, but Lily won't hear it, so he takes back the apology and calls her out on abandoning not just Marshal, but him and all their friends, and never having apologized to Ted about the way she acted.

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** Done particularly well in the X-Mas episode ChristmasEpisode after they get back together. Lily is cleaning up, plugs the answering machine back in, and hears Ted calling her an offensive word in old message for Marshal (left during the break-up period). Ted tries to apologize and explain, but Lily won't hear it, so he takes back the apology and calls her out on abandoning not just Marshal, but him and all their friends, and never having apologized to Ted about the way she acted.



** Ted and Jeanette. Jeanette was a crazy stalker who frequently broke Ted's things over minor offenses. After they break up, Ted wanted to get back together with her, much to the disappointment and frustration of his friends. Future!Ted admits this was a big mistake and their second break up ends with Jeanette setting most of Ted's belongings on fire.

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** Ted and Jeanette. Jeanette was a crazy stalker StalkerWithACrush who frequently broke Ted's things over minor offenses. After they break up, Ted wanted to get back together with her, much to the disappointment and frustration of his friends. Future!Ted admits this was a big mistake and their second break up ends with Jeanette setting most of Ted's belongings on fire.



** Barney and Robin. Barney lied consistently and didn't apologize for his lies simply stating the fact that the man who Robin fell in love with was a liar and that magic, lies, and illusions are part of his charm so she should just accept that. I'm paraphrasing of course. It was a clever way of getting her forgiveness without actually apologizing. He also did a cute magic trick with flowers so that makes all the lying okay.

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** Barney and Robin. Barney lied consistently and didn't apologize for his lies simply stating the fact that the man who Robin fell in love with was a liar and that magic, lies, and illusions are part of his charm so she should just accept that. I'm paraphrasing of course. It was a clever way of getting her forgiveness without actually apologizing. He also did a cute magic trick with flowers so that makes all the lying okay. However, Barney addresses this at their wedding, where he makes only one vow-- that he will never, ever lie to her.


* Played with when it comes to Phoebe/Cole on ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', as after Phoebe kills Cole to vanquish The Source of All Evil inside him, he steals powers from the Demonic Wasteland to return to life and get back with Phoebe, only to have her keep saying, "You're evil, you're evil, you're evil." This is a guy who became a DA to put criminals in jail and counter the demonic side he was born with, helped Phoebe escape the Underworld, ultimately had his demonic side vanquished, became The Source only as a side effect of helping slay the previous Source, came back from the dead solely because of his love for Phoebe and kept trying to prove he was a good person, only giving up completely after she and her sisters tried to kill him again. There's a reason many fans referred to Phoebe as Phoe Me after Season Five, and in this case the main question fans had was why Cole would take her back.

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* Played with when it comes to Phoebe/Cole on ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'', as after Phoebe kills Cole to vanquish The Source of All Evil inside him, he steals powers from the Demonic Wasteland to return to life and get back with Phoebe, only to have her keep saying, "You're evil, you're evil, you're evil." This is a guy who became a DA to put criminals in jail and counter the demonic side he was born with, helped Phoebe escape the Underworld, ultimately had his demonic side vanquished, became The Source only as a side effect of helping slay the previous Source, came back from the dead solely because of his love for Phoebe and kept trying to prove he was a good person, only giving up completely after she and her sisters tried to kill him again. There's a reason many fans referred to Phoebe as Phoe Me after Season Five, and in this case the main question fans had was why Cole would take her back.


* In ''Webcomic/ErrantStory,'' Sarine aggressively resolves the UnresolvedSexualTension between her and Jon during a vulnerable moment. The next morning, she doesn't want to deal with the emotional fallout, so she uses magic to wipe his memory of it. When Jon figures it out later, he's utterly disgusted with her for the MindRape and leaves at the nearest opportunity. Circumstances force them to adventure together later, and they sort-of become VitriolicBestBuds throughout the rest of the story. [[spoiler:They have a BigDamnKiss at the story's climax (appropriately lampshaded), and the epilogue reveals they stayed together until Jon's death, and had a daughter.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/ErrantStory,'' Sarine aggressively resolves the UnresolvedSexualTension between her and Jon during a vulnerable moment. The next morning, she doesn't want to deal with the emotional fallout, so she uses magic to wipe his memory of it. When Jon figures it out later, he's utterly disgusted with her for the MindRape and leaves at the nearest opportunity. Circumstances force them to adventure together later, and they sort-of become VitriolicBestBuds throughout the rest of the story. [[spoiler:They have a BigDamnKiss TheBigDamnKiss at the story's climax (appropriately lampshaded), and the epilogue reveals they stayed together until Jon's death, and had a daughter.]]


* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'':
** Neither Stan or Francine are safe from this, Stan is a {{Jerkass}} who's [[AesopAmnesia incapable of learning any lessons]] and does such things as lie to and use his own family for his own benefit, and has forgotten his and Francine's wedding anniversary more than once. In at least one episode, Francine has actually thought about leaving him.
** However, Francine is assuredly AllTakeAndNoGive; despite Stan being a {{Jerkass}}, is The Giver to Francine who obsessively spoils their kids while placing all the responsibility of disciplining them on him. The only time she sees anything wrong with this is when Stan tries to spend time for himself forcing her to deal with the consequences of her actions. She has also shown many instances of MoralMyopia as sheís unwilling to spend time with his mother yet expects him to be okay with her parents, she can look at other men but he canít look at other women. Even their sex life is this as itís fundamentally him meticulously mastering everything she told him she enjoys and her being disappointed that he doesnít do things that she didnít tell him she wanted him to do. Finally, Stan has repeatedly given up things for Francine his time, money, even his life, and most recently his immortal soul. You have to wonder why Stan has not only repeatedly gone back to her but beg her for forgiveness in these situations.
*** FridgeBrilliance: As Stanís relationship with his mom shows, this sort of relationship is all he knows.
** One episode has both pointing out they only married each other for convenience, Stan married Francine because she is hot and Francine so she doesn't have to work. Francine even says that if Stan does suffer from Alzheimer's, she'll just dump him.


* An example of sorts, since the pair in question wasn't an official item beforehand: the end of ''Film/HaroldAndKumarEscapeFromGuantanamoBay'' sees Harold and Kumar, having escaped from Guantanamo Bay, break up between Vanessa and [[BastardBoyfriend Colton]], the latter of whom had just snitched on them and sent back. Vanessa is furious at Kumar [[SkewedPriorities for ruining the wedding]], even though Colton [[LaserGuidedKarma had it coming for what he put the duo through]]. Instead of [[WhatTheHellHero calling her out on her callowness]] [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere and leaving]], Kumar begs for her forgiveness and confesses his love for her.
* Some have wondered why Sarah Walker would take Mark Watson back at the end of ''Film/SoulMan''. He takes the scholarship that would otherwise have gone to her by essentially dressing up in blackface to fool everyone. Although he does [[TheAtoner make restitution]] after his HeelRealization, it seems strange that she would still find him endearing at all.

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* ''Series/TheOrville'': Let's see. Klyden forced your kid into a sex change, got your ex boyfriend outed as heterosexual and jailed for life, is begging for sex and affection, doesn't seem to be doing much to raise the kid, and doesn't even seem to have a day job. Oh, and initiated "divorce" proceedings by stabbing you in your sleep. Why are you still married to him, Bortus?


* ''[[VideoGame/AmnesiaOtome Amnesia: Memories]]'': The [[HappyEnding Good Ending]] for Toma's route has him be [[EasilyForgiven immediately forgiven]] for his actions of [[spoiler:manipulating the heroine and drugging her food, locking her into a cage and even trying to [[AttemptedRape assault]] her]], and he and the heroine begin a romantic relationship. Most fans were rather unhappy about this ending, especially since his Normal Ending has him not be that easily forgiven. [[spoiler:Toma actually exiles himself out of her life for what he did.]] The fandisc ''Amnesia LATER'' tried to [[AuthorsSavingThrow mitigate this]] in his route by having him admit himself that he's ''amazed'' that the heroine still chooses him, despite everything he has done. And by revealing that she is just as [[NotSoDifferent oddly obsessed]] with him as he is with her.
* ''VisualNovel/MagicalDiary'': The player character's friends not only wonder this, but are furious if they find out that you've taken up with Damien again. Considering that, by this point, he's come close to killing you - and certainly not for lack of ''trying'' - it's a wonder that they don't ask that you be locked up for your own safety. Potsdam herself isn't thrilled by your asking to let him back in for the May Dance either, pointing out that she's given him four years' worth of second chances and some things are beyond redemption. Notable in that Damien himself doesn't try to argue that he should be forgiven for his actions or that he even ''can'' redeem himself for them.


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* ''VisualNovel/AmnesiaMemories'': The [[HappyEnding Good Ending]] for Toma's route has him be [[EasilyForgiven immediately forgiven]] for his actions of [[spoiler:manipulating the heroine and drugging her food, locking her into a cage and even trying to [[AttemptedRape assault]] her]], and he and the heroine begin a romantic relationship. Most fans were rather unhappy about this ending, especially since his Normal Ending has him not be that easily forgiven. [[spoiler:Toma actually exiles himself out of her life for what he did.]] The fandisc ''Amnesia LATER'' tried to [[AuthorsSavingThrow mitigate this]] in his route by having him admit himself that he's ''amazed'' that the heroine still chooses him, despite everything he has done. And by revealing that she is just as [[NotSoDifferent oddly obsessed]] with him as he is with her.
* ''VisualNovel/MagicalDiary'': The player character's friends not only wonder this, but are furious if they find out that you've taken up with Damien again. Considering that, by this point, he's come close to killing you - and certainly not for lack of ''trying'' - it's a wonder that they don't ask that you be locked up for your own safety. Potsdam herself isn't thrilled by your asking to let him back in for the May Dance either, pointing out that she's given him four years' worth of second chances and some things are beyond redemption. Notable in that Damien himself doesn't try to argue that he should be forgiven for his actions or that he even ''can'' redeem himself for them.
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* Old Charles Atlas comic book ads often featured an one-page example: Mac's girlfriend Grace joined in on the mocking when a bully kicked sand in his face. Then, after Mac works out enough to punch out the bully, she takes him back declaring he's a real man. This was mocked in ''ComicBook/FlexMentallo'', where after the girlfriend says "Oh, Mac, you ''are'' a real man after all!" he answers "That's right, and a real man has no need for a two-timer like you."

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* Old Charles Atlas comic book ads often featured an one-page example: Mac's girlfriend Grace joined in on the mocking when a bully kicked sand in his face. Then, after Mac works out enough to punch out the bully, she takes him back declaring he's a real man. This was mocked in ''ComicBook/FlexMentallo'', where after the girlfriend says says, "Oh, Mac, you ''are'' a real man after all!" he answers answers, "That's right, and a real man has no need for a two-timer like you."



* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': [[SpoiledSweet Asami]] has her heart broken by Mako in Book 1 where he develops feelings for Korra while in a relationship with Asami. Mako in general is a poor boyfriend; he hides the fact that he and Korra kissed (to be fair, [[ForcefulKiss Korra started that one]]) and is shown to be much more emotionally invested in Korra. They break up at the season finale, with Mako [[OfficialCouple getting together]] with Korra. After Mako breaks up with Korra, he and Asami get back together in less than a ''week''. This is {{justified|Trope}} because Asami was just robbed of her last chance of saving her families business and really needed some emotional support. This is {{subverted|Trope}} when Mako fails to tell an amnesiac Korra that they broke up, [[ShipSinking destroying]] his relationship with both girls. This sticks, and by the end of the series Mako is the only main character not in a relationship. The recap episode just before the end has other characters ruthlessly mock Mako for how poorly he handled all of this. Asami and Korra's relationship ''does'' manage to stay intact however, and they end up falling in love with each other by the finale.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'': [[SpoiledSweet Asami]] has her heart broken by Mako in Book 1 where he develops feelings for Korra while in a relationship with Asami. Mako in general is a poor boyfriend; he hides the fact that he and Korra kissed (to be fair, [[ForcefulKiss Korra started that one]]) and is shown to be much more emotionally invested in Korra. They break up at the season finale, with Mako [[OfficialCouple getting together]] with Korra. After Mako breaks up with Korra, he and Asami get back together in less than a ''week''. This is {{justified|Trope}} because Asami was just robbed of her last chance of saving her families family's business and really needed some emotional support. This is {{subverted|Trope}} when Mako fails to tell an amnesiac Korra that they broke up, [[ShipSinking destroying]] his relationship with both girls. This sticks, and by the end of the series Mako is the only main character not in a relationship. The recap episode just before the end has other characters ruthlessly mock Mako for how poorly he handled all of this. Asami and Korra's relationship ''does'' manage to stay intact intact, however, and they end up falling in love with each other by the finale.


* In ''Film/{{Flubber}}'': Professor Brainard blows off his wedding to Dr. Reynolds because he was he lost track of things discovering Flubber. Problem: This is ''the third time'' he's done that and apparently the first TWO times, the reason was "I forgot." They're back together by the beginning of the third act. [[spoiler: They do get married at the end of the movie... where Prof. Brainard is there ''by video proxy'', meaning he made a conscious effort not to show up this time.]]

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* In ''Film/{{Flubber}}'': Professor Brainard blows off his wedding to Dr. Reynolds because he was he lost track of things discovering Flubber. Problem: This is ''the third time'' he's done that and apparently the first TWO ''two'' times, the reason was "I forgot." They're back together by the beginning of the third act. [[spoiler: They do get married at the end of the movie... where Prof. Brainard is there ''by video proxy'', meaning he made a conscious effort not to show up this time.]]



* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Selina Kyle betrays Bruce/Batman repeatedly, and pretty much ruins his life. Because of her deliberate actions, [[spoiler:his fortune is gone, he is captured and given a crippling NoHoldsBarredBeatdown by Bane, and spends months in a prison so horrible it's called ''Hell On Earth.'' Once he returns to Gotham and meets her again, he immediately offers her free deletion of her criminal record in exchange for her doing him a favor, though he still has no good reason to trust her! She does kill Bane before he can kill Batman, but this is ''after'' all of the previously-mentioned items. In the epilogue, they're in a relationship, and both left their lives in Gotham behind]].

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* In ''Film/TheDarkKnightRises'', Selina Kyle betrays Bruce/Batman repeatedly, and pretty much ruins his life. Because of her deliberate actions, [[spoiler:his fortune is gone, he is captured and given a crippling NoHoldsBarredBeatdown by Bane, and spends months in a prison so horrible it's called ''Hell On Earth.'' Once he returns to Gotham and meets her again, he immediately offers her free deletion of her criminal record in exchange for her doing him a favor, though he still has no good reason to trust her! She does kill Bane before he can kill Batman, but this is ''after'' all of the previously-mentioned items. In the epilogue, they're in a relationship, and both have left their lives in Gotham behind]].



* ''Film/{{Hitch}}'' has the reporter Sara, who spends most of the film trying to expose the title's "Date Doctor" while (unknowingly) going out with him. She ends up exposing him, destroying his anonymity and business, and almost destroys another relationship. She does so under the misguided belief that Hitch only helped jerks get laid based on ''one'' incident where she only had half the facts (the jerk acted on his own) where a friend of hers got hurt, proving she is a lousy, not to mention unethical, reporter; you don't write a story with one viewpoint, and you don't write a story you're ''personally involved in''. All of which [[WhatTheHellHero Hitch calls her out on]], as well women like her making dating impossible for ordinary guys. Although she later gives him a heartfelt apology, Hitch very deservedly refuses to accept it. It ends when Hitch later ''goes to her door to beg for her forgiveness!'' After that she responds to his begging for forgiveness by basically just deliberately jerking him around for awhile. Just for her own sadistic amusement. It's only after she further breaks his heart and makes him plead a bit more that she finally takes him back.

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* ''Film/{{Hitch}}'' has the reporter Sara, who spends most of the film trying to expose the title's "Date Doctor" while (unknowingly) going out with him. She ends up exposing him, destroying his anonymity and business, and almost destroys another relationship. She does so under the misguided belief that Hitch only helped jerks get laid based on ''one'' incident where she only had half the facts (the jerk acted on his own) where a friend of hers got hurt, proving she is a lousy, not to mention unethical, reporter; you don't write a story with one viewpoint, and you don't write a story in which you're ''personally involved in''. All of which involved''. [[WhatTheHellHero Hitch calls her out on]], on all of this]], as well on women like her making dating impossible for ordinary guys. Although she later gives him a heartfelt apology, Hitch very deservedly refuses to accept it. It ends when Hitch later ''goes to her door to beg for her '''her''' forgiveness!'' After that she responds to his begging for forgiveness by basically just deliberately jerking him around for awhile.a while. Just for her own sadistic amusement. It's only after she further breaks his heart and makes him plead a bit more that she finally takes him back.



* It's obvious that Johnny from ''Film/Grease2'' is only with Paulette because he can't have Stephanie but Paulette doesn't seem to mind.

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* It's obvious that Johnny from ''Film/Grease2'' is only with Paulette because he can't have Stephanie Stephanie, but Paulette doesn't seem to mind.



* When Edward leaves Bella in ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} New Moon]]'', she goes into a catatonic state for months, and is slowly restored to normal only with the help of her best friend Jacob, who is also in love with her. After Edward returns, she takes him back as if nothing had happened. Really, there are quite a few points in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' where many readers were left wondering why Bella puts up with Edward. He frequently belittles, controls and manipulates her well into the last book, and [[LoveMartyr she hardly ever calls him up on it]]. In one memorable scene, Bella comes back from a shopping trip and full-out admits to herself that she knows that Edward will be breaking into her car and checking her odometer to see if she told him the truth about where she went out to.

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* When Edward leaves Bella in ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} New Moon]]'', she goes into a catatonic state for months, and is slowly restored to normal only with the help of her best friend Jacob, who is also in love with her. After Edward returns, she takes him back as if nothing had happened. Really, there are quite a few points in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' where many readers were left wondering why Bella puts up with Edward. He frequently belittles, controls controls, and manipulates her well into the last book, and [[LoveMartyr she hardly ever calls him up on it]]. In one memorable scene, Bella comes back from a shopping trip and full-out admits to herself that she knows that Edward will be breaking into her car and checking her odometer to see if she told him the truth about where she went out to.



** Buffy's souled boyfriends weren't much better. Angel lost his soul, went on to try and kill Buffy and her friends, and yet when he got his soul back Buffy decided to get back together with him (despite the risk of him losing his soul again and when he was ''saying to her face'' that he wants to sleep with her and doesn't care if it'll cost him his soul). And even when he was souled he wasn't a saint (stalking, spying on her when she was fifteen...). Riley seemed nice to begin with but when he went to the vampire equivalent of a brothel in order to get bitten because he felt Buffy wasn't paying enough attention to him (when she was protecting her sister from a Hellgod and thought her mother was dying), Buffy dumps him. Only to be convinced by Xander five minutes later that she should go after him because he's a "once in a lifetime guy" (when by this point he's done pretty much everything to prove that he's the total opposite). Buffy's taste in men [[PoorJudgeOfCharacter just kind of sucks in general]].

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** Buffy's souled boyfriends weren't much better. Angel lost his soul, went on to try and kill Buffy and her friends, and yet when he got his soul back Buffy decided to get back together with him (despite the risk of him losing his soul again and when he was ''saying to her face'' that he wants to sleep with her and doesn't care if it'll cost him his soul). And even when he was souled had a soul, he wasn't a saint (stalking, spying on her when she was fifteen...). Riley seemed nice to begin with but when he went to the vampire equivalent of a brothel in order to get bitten because he felt Buffy wasn't paying enough attention to him (when she was protecting her sister from a Hellgod and thought her mother was dying), Buffy dumps him. Only him... only to be convinced by Xander five minutes later that she should go after him because he's a "once in a lifetime guy" (when by this point he's done pretty much everything to prove that he's the total opposite). Buffy's taste in men [[PoorJudgeOfCharacter just kind of sucks in general]].



** Robin and her ex-boyfriend Simon, who waited to dump her after she helped him load all his band's equipment into his van and then told her he was leaving her for Louise Marsh because her parents had a pool. Despite all her friends telling her she shouldn't go back to him, she still does and at the end of the episode, Simon dumped her the same way he did the first time - after moving his band's equipment to his van and for the same girl Louise Marsh because now her parents have a jacuzzi.

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** Robin and her ex-boyfriend Simon, who waited to dump her until after she helped him load all his band's equipment into his van and then told her he was leaving her for Louise Marsh because her parents had a pool. Despite all her friends telling her she shouldn't go back to him, she still does and at the end of the episode, Simon dumped her the same way he did the first time - after moving his band's equipment to his van and for the same girl girl, Louise Marsh Marsh, because now her parents have a jacuzzi.Jacuzzi.


* Old Charles Atlas comic book ads often featured an one-page example: "Mac"'s girlfriend left him for a bully, sometimes even joined in in the mocking. Then, after Mac works out enough to punch out the bully, she takes him back. This was mocked in ''ComicBook/FlexMentallo'', where after the girlfreind says "Oh, Mac, you ''are'' a real man after all!" he answers "That's right, and a real man has no need for a two-timer like you."

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* Old Charles Atlas comic book ads often featured an one-page example: "Mac"'s Mac's girlfriend left him for a bully, sometimes even Grace joined in in on the mocking. mocking when a bully kicked sand in his face. Then, after Mac works out enough to punch out the bully, she takes him back. back declaring he's a real man. This was mocked in ''ComicBook/FlexMentallo'', where after the girlfreind girlfriend says "Oh, Mac, you ''are'' a real man after all!" he answers "That's right, and a real man has no need for a two-timer like you."

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* Old Charles Atlas comic book ads often featured an one-page example: "Mac"'s girlfriend left him for a bully, sometimes even joined in in the mocking. Then, after Mac works out enough to punch out the bully, she takes him back. This was mocked in ''ComicBook/FlexMentallo'', where after the girlfreind says "Oh, Mac, you ''are'' a real man after all!" he answers "That's right, and a real man has no need for a two-timer like you."
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* Throughout the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series protagonist [[LovableNerd Guybrush Threepwood]] has a rather rocky relationship with his eventual wife [[IronLady Elaine]]. Although she has affection for him it is clear that she also doesn't respect him very much, and she makes it clear that she has an important job and that Guybrush can barely be trusted with even basic errands. This comes to a head in the episodic ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', where she grows increasingly frustrated with her useless husband and prefers to spend her time helping the resurrected and apparently reformed [[BigBad LeChuck]], forgiving him for past abduction attempts and clearly taking a shine to him [[spoiler: though it is possible that there is some sort of voodoo hypnosis involved in her behavior]]. Meanwhile Guybrush encounters potential alternative love interest [[ActionGirlfriend Morgan]] who is younger, more attractive and considerably less abrasive. In the end [[spoiler: Elaine, apparently willingly, allows [=LeChuck=] to transform her into his evil undead queen and she assists in his attempts to destroy Guybrush's soul forever. Only with the aid of a [[HeroicSacrifice heroic sacrifice]] from Morgan is Guybrush able to ward off [=LeChuck=] and restore Elaine to her original form. At this point Guybrush apparently forgets all about Morgan and meekly accepts his wife back despite her, supposedly brainwashed, attempts to destroy him]]. WHY?
** Note that despite Morgan's crush, Guybrush shows no romantic interest in her - he's pretty loyal to his wife, and some dialogue hints that she's actually a good deal younger than he is. And [[spoiler: it's heavily implied Elaine agreed to the undead-ness knowing it's required to kill [=LeChuck=], she just didn't expect the brainwashing that came with it]].

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* Throughout the ''VideoGame/MonkeyIsland'' series protagonist [[LovableNerd Guybrush Threepwood]] has a rather rocky relationship with his eventual wife [[IronLady Elaine]]. Although she has affection for him it is clear that she also doesn't respect him very much, and she makes it clear that she has an important job and that Guybrush can barely be trusted with even basic errands. This comes to a head in the episodic ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', where she grows increasingly frustrated with her useless husband and prefers to spend her time helping the resurrected and apparently reformed [[BigBad LeChuck]], forgiving him for past abduction attempts and clearly taking a shine to him [[spoiler: though it is possible that there is some sort of voodoo hypnosis involved in her behavior]]. Meanwhile Guybrush encounters potential alternative love interest [[ActionGirlfriend Morgan]] who is younger, more attractive behavior, and considerably less abrasive. In the end [[spoiler: Elaine, apparently willingly, allows becoming his demon bride was part of her plan to finally kill [=LeChuck=] to transform her into his evil undead queen and she assists in his attempts to destroy Guybrush's soul forever. Only with the aid of a [[HeroicSacrifice heroic sacrifice]] from Morgan is Guybrush able to ward off [=LeChuck=] and restore Elaine to her original form. At this point Guybrush apparently forgets all about Morgan and meekly accepts his wife back despite her, supposedly brainwashed, attempts to destroy him]]. WHY?
** Note that despite Morgan's crush, Guybrush shows no romantic interest in her - he's pretty loyal to his wife, and some dialogue hints that she's actually a good deal younger than he is. And [[spoiler: it's heavily implied Elaine agreed to the undead-ness knowing it's required to kill [=LeChuck=], she just didn't expect the brainwashing that came with it]].
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* ''Manga/{{Arisa}}'' ends with Arisa and Midori being together because they are truly in love. This is after Midori revealed how mentally unhinged he was, was directly responsible for horrific events, manipulated everyone in class (including Arisa, the girlfriend he supposedly loves so much, too), and tried to kill Arisa's twin sister numerous times and their mother.


* ''Film/{{Hitch}}'' has the reporter Sara, who spends most of the film trying to expose the title's "Date Doctor" while (unknowingly) going out with him. She ends up exposing him, destroying his anonymity and business, and almost destroys another relationship. She does so under the misguided belief that Hitch only helped jerks get laid based on ''one'' incident where she only had half the facts (the jerk acted on his own) where a friend of hers got hurt, proving she is a lousy, not to mention unethical, reporter; you don't write a story with one viewpoint, and you don't write a story you're ''personally involved in''. All of which [[WhatTheHellHero Hitch calls her out on]], as well women like her making dating impossible for ordinary guys. Although she later gives him a heartfelt apology, Hitch very deservedly refuses to accept it. What should have turned out to be a Crowning Moment of Awesome, ends in a major cliche--when Hitch later ''goes to her door to beg for her forgiveness!'' After that she responds to his begging for forgiveness by basically just deliberately jerking him around for awhile. Just for her own sadistic amusement. It's only after she further breaks his heart and makes him plead a bit more that she finally takes him back.

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* ''Film/{{Hitch}}'' has the reporter Sara, who spends most of the film trying to expose the title's "Date Doctor" while (unknowingly) going out with him. She ends up exposing him, destroying his anonymity and business, and almost destroys another relationship. She does so under the misguided belief that Hitch only helped jerks get laid based on ''one'' incident where she only had half the facts (the jerk acted on his own) where a friend of hers got hurt, proving she is a lousy, not to mention unethical, reporter; you don't write a story with one viewpoint, and you don't write a story you're ''personally involved in''. All of which [[WhatTheHellHero Hitch calls her out on]], as well women like her making dating impossible for ordinary guys. Although she later gives him a heartfelt apology, Hitch very deservedly refuses to accept it. What should have turned out to be a Crowning Moment of Awesome, It ends in a major cliche--when when Hitch later ''goes to her door to beg for her forgiveness!'' After that she responds to his begging for forgiveness by basically just deliberately jerking him around for awhile. Just for her own sadistic amusement. It's only after she further breaks his heart and makes him plead a bit more that she finally takes him back.



** All this means that, despite the ValuesDissonance of the time the opera was written, she'd be perfectly within her rights to have him dance the humiliation conga some more. But, because she's 'kinder than him', she forgives him almost right off the bat, and admittedly the music makes it a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming. (One only wonders how long he's going to stay faithful ''this'' time...)

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** All this means that, despite the ValuesDissonance of the time the opera was written, she'd be perfectly within her rights to have him dance the humiliation conga some more. But, because she's 'kinder than him', she forgives him almost right off the bat, and admittedly the music makes it a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.bat. (One only wonders how long he's going to stay faithful ''this'' time...)


* ''[[VideoGame/AmnesiaOtome Amnesia: Memories]]'': The [[HappyEnding Good Ending]] for Toma's route has him be [[EasilyForgiven immediately forgiven]] for his actions of [[spoiler:manipulating the heroine and drugging her food, locking her into a cage and even trying to [[AttemptedRape assault]] her]], and he and the heroine begin a romantic relationship. Most fans were rather [[{{Understatement}} unhappy]] about this ending, especially since his Normal Ending has him not be that easily forgiven. [[spoiler:Toma actually exiles himself out of her life for what he did.]] The fandisc ''Amnesia LATER'' tried to [[AuthorsSavingThrow mitigate this]] in his route by having him admit himself that he's ''amazed'' that the heroine still chooses him, despite everything he has done. And by revealing that she is just as [[NotSoDifferent oddly obsessed]] with him as he is with her.

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* ''[[VideoGame/AmnesiaOtome Amnesia: Memories]]'': The [[HappyEnding Good Ending]] for Toma's route has him be [[EasilyForgiven immediately forgiven]] for his actions of [[spoiler:manipulating the heroine and drugging her food, locking her into a cage and even trying to [[AttemptedRape assault]] her]], and he and the heroine begin a romantic relationship. Most fans were rather [[{{Understatement}} unhappy]] unhappy about this ending, especially since his Normal Ending has him not be that easily forgiven. [[spoiler:Toma actually exiles himself out of her life for what he did.]] The fandisc ''Amnesia LATER'' tried to [[AuthorsSavingThrow mitigate this]] in his route by having him admit himself that he's ''amazed'' that the heroine still chooses him, despite everything he has done. And by revealing that she is just as [[NotSoDifferent oddly obsessed]] with him as he is with her.

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