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Basic Trope: The last person the protagonist meets is ultimately his/her true love interest.

  • Straight: Bob manages to chase away or reason with all of his many suitors. He then meets Alice, and they fall in love.
  • Exaggerated:
  • Downplayed:
    • Alice is the second-last person Bob meets, but the last one is obviously unsuitable for any number of reasons.
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    • A minor character pairs up with the last person they meet, while everyone else ends up either single or with someone they met earlier on.
  • Justified: Bob has broken up with all of his past Love Interests, but he and Alice are ideal for each other.
  • Inverted: First Girl Wins
  • Subverted: "Alice" turns out to be Bob's first girlfriend, Tiffany, in a disguise. He gives her a second chance.
  • Double Subverted: Bob and Tiffany break up, and then Bob meets Claire.
  • Parodied: After Alice and Bob have dated for a few months, Bob meets Diane. He immediately leaves Alice, simply because she is no longer the Last Girl.
  • Zig Zagged: ???
  • Averted: No one hooks up with the last person they meet.
  • Enforced: "We don't have an Official Couple yet, but for the sake of a Happy Ending, we really shouldn't leave Bob single. Let's throw someone in at the last minute."
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  • Lampshaded: "Finally, I've met the perfect woman! It's too bad I had to find her the hard way, though."
  • Invoked: Bob keeps rejecting potential Love Interests until he finds the right person for himself.
  • Exploited: ???
  • Defied: Bob settles down with someone early on.
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: "It's like they threw her in at the last minute, just so Bob wouldn't remain single. How lazy!"
  • Played For Laughs: After Bob has pushed away his Unwanted Harem, he says, "I'm glad that's over." Then, Alice shows up and asks Bob out. He cheerfully accepts.

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