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Love Is A Crapshoot

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Romance and love can outrank magic, technology, or even a Physical God, in influence on the progression of a story. But how it influences the story is a crapshoot.

The Good: Love acts as a Fixer Sue or Deus ex Machina, overcoming all.

The Bad: Love is an Artifact of Doom, corrupting even unambiguously good people who lack the willpower to sacrifice their relationships for their morals into a Face–Heel Turn. Murder mystery series seem to love this one.

  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Her love causes her to have unreasonable jealousy towards other girls who go near her guy.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: His love causes him to go psycho whenever his girl is around other guys.
  • If I Can't Have You...: Unrequited love ignites violence against the one who refuses them.
  • Love Makes You Evil: Being in love causes the character to throw away their morals.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Killing off someone who stands in the way of your love.
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  • Woman Scorned: Being dumped or rejected by her love causes her to snap and possibly kill.
  • Yandere: Love causes a character to become insanely jealous and murderous towards those who seek to take their love away from them.

The Ugly: Love is an Artifact of Death, bringing doom and pain to all who encounter it.

The Complicated: Love is an embodiment of the Rule of Drama, making life unnecessarily complicated.


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