Looking for film/lit examples of pre-destined relationships
January 24, 2014 2:00 PM Subscribe
There's a trope in literature/film where one character is pre-destined to have a particular relationship with another character (e.g., A and B will always fall in love). I'm looking for examples where this happens multiple times with the same characters.
posted by eisenkr to Writing & Language (41 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
For example, you could have a story where there are multiple realities, but A always ends up murdering B, no matter how the reality starts. Or you could have a story where A falls in love with B and then, during a rough spell in their relationship, ends falls in love with an online stranger who was actually B all along.
What are some movies, books, songs, tv shows, etc that use this trope?
Bonus question: what is this trope called? Kismet? Soul-mates (but not for good things always)? My wanderings around tvtropes.org haven't led to anything that feels right.