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So here ends The Shadow Rising. While it is not my personal favorite of the books, at least going by which I've voluntarily reread the most, I do. The Shadow Club Rising [Neal Shusterman] on caztuning.info to have read the book that followed after The Shadow Club because it was a great way to end it. Protagonist. Jared, is a good kid that has a past that could, potentially, haunt him for the rest of his life. he's made mistakes, we all have, but it'd.
When he rejoins the good guysSakura is able to perceive that Sasuke is not fully back to his former self yet. Nevetheless, she refuses to give up on him even as he remains outwardly dismissive and distant towards her, and still seeks his acknowledgment. After she reaffirms her love and tries to reach out to him once more before his final battle with Naruto, Sasuke himself comments that they have no reason to love each other and that those are feelings from a failed past.
They later travel together, get married, and have a daughter named Sarada. Misato at one point openly admits in her narration that she loved Kaji in part because he reminded her of her father, who died in the Second Impact.
In the Yaoi Genre manga Oku-san's Daily Fantasies the titular character has fallen in love with his local delivery man, Sudo, without knowing anything about him or having a full conversation with him. When he finally confesses to Sudo and is promptly turned down, he realises he isn't as upset as he should be if he really felt something towards him and says he was really in love with the idealised version of Sudo that he fantastied about.
At this time he realises that he has real affections for his neighbour, who confessed near around the same time. Ouran High School Host Club: A French young girl was the confidant of an older lady who worked at her Big Fancy House as a part of the staff. The lady told the girl many times that her estranged son was a gorgeous, gentle person; a living Princely Young Man. Thankfully, she realized it, and backed off in the nick of time. There's also Ascended Fangirl Renge Houshakuji, who originally had a crush on Kyouya because he reminded her of her favorite guy from a dating sim.
A positive version of this trope occurs in Presents. An artist falls in love with the daughter of a gallery owner at first sight. The daughter is a Rich Bitch who says she'll only go out with him if he can paint a fabulous portrait of her and then give it to her as a present.
The artist tries and fails repeatedly, until Kurumi tells him that he needs to put into the portrait what he felt when he saw her for the first time. The last portrait is hailed as a masterpiece and put on display in another gallery. When the rich girl reads about this, she greedily decides to remind the artist that he owes his success to her and his promise about the painting.
The artist, surprisingly, turns her down, because he realizes she's not who he fell in love with. The girl he fell in love with is the girl he saw that day, the girl who is immortalized in that portrait, and for all his hard work and everything he put into it, he gets his dream girl.
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The girl in the portrait steps out from the frame and becomes real. The artist receives a happy ending with his love. The rich girl, on the other hand, has a less than happy ending when she becomes just like all the failed paintings given to her before. A rather heartbreaking and slightly twisted variant occurs with Miki Kaorua piano player, who is apparently smitten with Anthy Himemiya.
He is attracted to her demurity and good nature because it reminds him of his twin sister Kozue, or rather, how she used to be at least in his mind when they were children in the series, she's a borderline- Yandere and is smitten with him.
So he projects his feelings about his sister or the sweet girl he used to be on Anthy Juri is in love with Shiori, but she seems to be more in love with an over-idealised mental image of Shiori than with the actual person.
Mikage is smitten with Mamiya, but "Mamiya" we see in the show is Anthy doing a Dead Person Impersonationthe real Mamiya died years ago. Mikage later projects his feelings for Tokiko onto Utena as well. Anthy who is only with Akio because she used to love Dios. It's implied she's complicit in his plans because she believes that if he gets his powers back, he'll once again be her beloved brother.
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It takes Utena's Heroic Sacrifice before she realizes that it's never going to happen and it's not worth it. Needless to say almost everyone in the series gets this. A major theme is understanding and accepting people as more than just a stereotype or over-idealized image.
Because until you do, you will end up talking past and hurting each other. It's speculated that Seiya's crush on Usagi may have come from how similar she was to the Starlight's leader, Princess Kakyuu. Makoto begins the series constantly falling in love with any new guy she meets because they remind her of her old sempai, whom she had a huge crush on. Luckily, she grows out of it. Earlier in the series, Ayame tried to warn Tanukichi about the dangers of idealizing someone, but he didn't listen.
In his mind, Anna was pure and innocent. Even after she awakens to her pent-up exual urges and begins stalking himhe refuses to believe it's "the real" her. It isn't until episode 7 that he finally faces the truth and now wants nothing to do with her. During the same episode, Ayame realizes Tanukichi's begun to idealize her as well.
So she reminds him that she isn't as noble as he believes her to be and that her reasons for opposing the Public Morals Committee are selfish ones.
Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Played for tragedy when the focus of the episode turns to Sky High. During a slump in his superheroics, he falls in Love at First Sight with a beautiful girl he meets at the park, and his conversations with her help him work through his issues.
Unfortunately, the girl in question, Cis, was a malfunctioning androidand everything she said to him was the result of simplistic conversational programming. When Cis goes berserk because of her damaged programming, her artificial skin burns off, and a freshly re-moralized Sky High destroys the rampaging robot.
The next day, he goes back to the park with a bouquet of flowers to thank Cis The Vision of Escaflowne: Everyone assumes Allan Schezar is attracted to slender young ingenues borderline-legal in Japan, criminal almost everywhere else.
Hints revealed later indicate that they are all Replacement Goldfish —specifically, replacements for his little sister whom he was unable to rescue in his youth. Hitomi's attraction to Allen Schezar was partly caused by his extreme similarity both physical and personality-wise to her beloved Amano-sempai, her long-time crush in school. Since the plot of The World God Only Knows revolves around having Keima make girls fall in love with him for their own good, there's going to be a lot of this.
In fact, he seems to do it intentionally. He projects whatever personality they want to see in him so that they become attracted while he helps them solve whatever problems created a gap for them in the first place.
Only two targets and the supernatural characters avert this. In Kaiketsu Zorroit's strongly implied that Lolita's infatuation with Zorro is born from him being like an adult version of her brave and astute childhood friend that she actually love, even if he has become a wimp while abroad. Luckily, said childhood friend is actually Diego de la Vegaand the two ultimately get together when he can drop the facade.
Comic Books Nightwing gets this all the time. At one point he had upwards of six love interests, all of whom were infatuated with different shadows. Raven feels this way for Nightwing for an arc in Teen Titans when she's permitted to feel emotions for the first time. Starfire has to pull her aside and explain that there are different kinds of love.
At first it looks like they're headed to a different solutionbut they end up working things out in a mundane way. This is one of the reasons that Nightwing and Oracle fell apart. In Batgirl RebirthBatgirl tells a childhood friend in love with her alter ego that he doesn't know anything about Barbara's current self. You don't even know her, Kai. You're in love with a memory. An aborted Supergirl Bronze Age storyline had the titular heroine meeting her childhood boyfriend Dick Malverne. Dick would admit he was still in love with her, and Linda would retort he hasn't seen her in about a decade and doesn't know her anymore.
In an old She-Hulk comic, She-Hulk meets an old boyfriend who introduced her to his new girlfriend who looked just like She-Hulk only not so green. The two women glared at each other. Either his love interests like Peter Parker or hate Spider-Man, or like Spider-Man but don't care for the Peter Parker side of him, leading few of them to really get to know the real him, and be completely honest with each other: The Black Cat was in love with Spider-Man and only Spider-Man; she had no interest in the man under the mask when Peter revealed his identity to her.
She eventually grew to love Peter for himself, but by that time their relationship was long over and Peter was Happily Married to Mary Jane.
This is also the case for the Peter-Gwen romance, at least Depending on the Writer. In Tom Beland's one-shot "Web of Romance", Peter actually reflects this about his feelings for Gwen and how it compares to his relationship with Mary Jane who's always been insecure about being a replacement for Gwen.
Peter notes that with Gwen he was always tense, nervous, because of how emotional she was, was never entirely relaxed, and that he was never able to be honest and open with her in the way he is with Mary Jane, and that his feelings for his wife are greater than it was for Gwen. In Ultimate Spider-Manwhen Peter is in a relationship with Kitty Pryde during one of the breakups between him and MJ, he talks about Kitty to MJ now Amicable Exes and how she finds it easier to be a in relationship with Spider-Man rather than Peter Parker and then reflects that "she doesn't know me".
He and Kitty do become close friends later on but at that point, while Kitty never stops having feelings for him, there's never a possibility of a relationship between them. In the New 52Mr. Freeze's origin is given this unsettling twist. When Victor Fries was a child he became fascinated with freezing things when his mother almost died after falling through thin ice. As an adult, he became fascinated with Nora Fields, a woman who was cryogenically frozen at age 23 in when she was diagnosed with a fatal heart condition.
At the time she was in the care of Wayne Industries, so Fries applied for a job there just so he could have a chance to study her. He eventually became delusionally obsessed with her and started thinking she was his wife—a nasty change from his more sympathetic DCAU origin. Batman calls out Freeze on his delusional "love" of a woman he doesn't know who is old enough to be his grandmother. Note that it was originally intended to be a Decon-Recon Switch —Scott fell for a girl who coincidentally looked like his dead love, the girl called him out on it, and eventually he came to love her for who she really is.
Then Executive Meddling kicked in Wolverine 's infatuation with Jean Grey, and redheads in general, has traces of this. Deep down he never got over Rose, his first unrequited love and one of his first accidental victims. Colossus refused to see his sister Illyana as anything but his beloved little "snowflake" even after it was clear to everyone else that her time in Limbo and her transformation into a demon sorceress had changed her for the worse it was even a factor in ruining his renewed romance with Kitty Pryde.
Illyana got fed up with this and manipulated Colossus into temporarily becoming the new Juggernaut to teach him a lesson. In her own words, "there are no snowflakes in Hell. Because the Flashpoint Mera died before Convergence began, Flashpoint Aquaman is looking at her counterparts to find a suitable replacement.
He's settled on the pre-Flashpoint Mera in Convergence: He's convinced she's his version of Lois and wants only to save her. This book takes a much darker turn than it's predecessor which I think for a young adult book says a lot.
Like it's predecessor Rising is over-the-top, but then again in days like today when we are flooded by the news with stories of unimaginable acts committed by teens to other teens, maybe it's spot on.
The Shadow Rising - Wikipedia
And the first was written in It's a very interesting look into the impact of what sociologists call "mob mentality. Maybe that's why my teacher had us read that book. Maybe she was trying to show us that it's ok to not be the best and that you can have a voice and go against the crowd rather than be swept away. I don't remember any of the classroom discussions that I'm sure we had while reading this book, so I can't say if we talked about bullying or anything like that to say that we read this book as a prophylactic.
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I also can't say if it would really work. I really only read deeper into the social aspects of this book today when I read Rising from start to finish. It's a very quick page read. I just liked this book. No real rhyme or reason to why. After fighting breaks out among the Aiel, Rand pursues Asmodeana Forsaken in search of the ter'angreal access keys to the Choedan Kalthe most powerful sa'angreal created. Lanfear allows Rand to live and then limits Asmodean's access to the One Power, on grounds that Asmodean teach Rand to use the One Power which only a male Forsaken can.
When Rand returns to Al'cair Dal, he finds that most of the Aiel have acknowledged him as the Car'a'carn.
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With the help of Tam al'Thor Rand's adoptive father and Abell Cauthon the father of MatPerrin leads the people against the Trollocs, and earns the nicknames 'Lord Perrin' and 'Perrin Goldeneyes' the latter representing his telepathic communion with wolves. Before the final victory, Perrin marries Faile and then asks her to go to Caemlyn to ask Queen Morgase to send soldiers to help fight. The Children of the Light, led by Dain Bornhald, demand Perrin's arrest to try him for the murders of Children previously, and Perrin agrees to give himself up, if the Children will help the Two Rivers when the Trollocs attack.
When it's discovered the Children did nothing during the attack, Perrin and the townspeople, along with fighters from Devin Ride, Watch Hill and a returned Faille, force the Children to leave. Tanchico in Tarabon[ edit ] In the city of Tanchico in Tarabon, Elayne and Nynaeve encounter Moghedien and the Black Ajah and remove a male a'dam from their possession.
They 'befriend' the Panarch Amatherawhom they rescue from Temaileand collect one of the Seals of the Dark One 's prison.