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Basic Trope: Any Love Interest of a character either dies or gets Put on a Bus.

  • Straight: Ver Gen's latest love, Sally Uterland dies in a bus crash and joins the ranks of Alice, Carol, and everyone he's ever loved.
  • Exaggerated:
    • If Ver even admits he has any feelings for someone, they die.
  • Downplayed: Some of Ver's love interests die, while the rest are severely injured.
  • Justified:
    • It's an actual curse put on him by a sadistic Big Bad who wants him to suffer. Ver wants to be rid of the curse.
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  • Inverted:
    • Ver dies every time someone loves him.
    • Ver dies every time he fall in love towards someone.
  • Subverted: It seemed like they were dying, but Ver jumped to conclusions, didn't check autopsies, ran away, etc.
  • Double Subverted: His enemies made it seem like the women were okay to Mind Screw him.
  • Parodied: Ver has tons of girls lined up in front of him outside of a church, where it is having a non-stop wedding and funeral combo.
  • Zig Zagged: ...And is immediately confronted with the death of his new love interest.
  • Averted: All love interests live throughout the show or come and go as in traditional dating.
  • Enforced: The creator believes that the hero should stay single.
  • Lampshaded: "Why does everything I love have to die?"
  • Invoked: The Big Bad curses Ver with this trope.
  • Exploited: In return, Ver uses this curse to off The Dark Chick.
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  • Defied: However, the Big Bad removes the curse before that happened.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Deconstructed: Being known as a bitter, hateful old man, Ver finally confesses how the trope has made him weight the consequences and forgo human relationships.
  • Reconstructed: He is taught to love again and accept that death is a part of life and not his own fault.

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