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Apr 25th 2013 at 1:36:58 AM •••

"Despite being able to sense the emotions of others, Teen Titans' Raven seems quite oblivious to Beast Boy's feelings for her."

Considering acknowledging Beast Boy's feelings means some sort of emotional event or ongoing occurrence, and usually a Raven with emotions is a Very Bad Thing due to Big Bad daddy Triton, she may just be ignoring him to avoid all kinds of mess. Which bites; having to ignore the guy who's interested in you because Dad may show up and attempt a Kill 'Em All is awful.

"One story in Mack Reynolds' Section G Spy Fiction IN SPACE! had Li Chang Chu abandon subtlety, pointing out to top agent Ronny Bronston that they were alone together in a stateroom with the door locked and no other demands on their time. Particularly funny in that he'd been hot for her about as long as she'd been for him, but didn't think he had a chance despite being well aware that women found him very attractive. He just didn't realize this woman did, too."

The story where they meet, Ultima Thule, is at Project Gutenberg. Part of the problem is, while Chu was originally attached to Bronston as an 'assistant' (and a particularly annoying one), it turns out she was his trainer/handler/field supervisor! Not the best beginning for a romance.

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Oct 17th 2011 at 2:51:43 PM •••

Can we change the page image to one of Phineas with Isabella?

Mar 14th 2011 at 7:28:48 AM •••

Regarding the main Pokemon Anime example: It is Too Soon to tell regarding Iris and Cilan, as they've only been on for half of a year in Japan. Also, the apparent implication that the female characters join the party just to get a crack at Ash's "belt" is most unfortunate.

For my personal opinion: excluding the two newbies, I only count 2 definite crushers (one of which being male) with another female being able to go either way. Other opinions can be construed. Hence, my edit, in accordance with the Rule Of Cautious Editing Judgement.

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Jul 9th 2010 at 8:43:02 PM •••

Could someone add something that explains the distinction between this trope and Chaste Hero? I'd do it myself, but I'm not entirely sure I've got it right myself...

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Sep 10th 2010 at 9:05:10 PM •••

Well, I think that Chaste Hero has to be... well... the hero. This can be anybody, even the villain, theoretically.

Sep 7th 2011 at 3:17:18 AM •••

The Chaste Hero doesn't even think about romance - completely oblivious to it as a concept, maybe even oblivious to the preferred sex.

Oblivious to Love may be aware of love, even want that sort of thing, but doesn't realize it's already there... hitting on them.

I guess it's sort of like the CH doesn't get the theoretical application (without the alien overtones of What Is This Thing You Call "Love"?) and OTL doesn't understand the application.

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