Oliver Cheats On Laurel With Sara - Arrow
Cheating on your girlfriend is bad. Cheating with her sister is worse. Getting her sister killed in the process is downright unforgivable. Yet that is what Oliver Queen and Lauliver fans wanted Laurel to do way back in 2012 when Arrow premiered. True, Oliver had changed a great deal in five years. He was not that guy anymore, and Laurel did eventually get to see that. The problem with some on this slideshow is that the bad paramour in the equation does not do enough to change and make amends. In this case, we can assume Oliver has learned his lesson and is not the same Oliver who took Sara out on that boat.
Spike Tries To Rape Buffy - Buffy the Vampire Slayer
This one is complicated in the way that magical situations often are. The "he didn't have a soul," reasoning is not one often used in cases of attempted rape. Spike was a monster in love, but he was still a monster. Even his quest to regain his humanity and gain Buffy's forgiveness after this incident was selfishly driven. Yet, once he had his soul back, it changed the game. Can Soulful Spike be judged for Soulless Spike's actions? Spuffy fans might say no, no he cannot. Yet Buffy's trauma from that moment doesn't disappear. So where does that leave us?
Bright Cheats On Hannah - Everwood
When playboy Bright falls in love with good girl Hannah, and then learns she doesn't believe in premarital sex, he questions if he'll be able to hold out. After a fight about if they are pretending to be something they aren't to please each other, Bright has a one-night stand with a relative stranger. Cheating makes him realize that Hannah is all he wants, but it is too late to turn back the clock. He cheated, and he has to tell her, breaking both her and their shipper's hearts. The series ended before a true reconciliation could happen, but shippers surely hope that down the road, Hannah and Bright found a way back to each other.
Anastasia Leaves Will To Become The Red Queen - Once Upon A Time In Wonderland
Anastasia told Will that as long as she was with him, she was ready for anything. However, after getting a taste of being truly poor, and a glimpse of being truly rich, she accepts The Red King's proposal, leaving her lover in the cold. Then she becomes a cruel queen, ordering the beheadings of many innocent people, including that man she used to love. Yet after admitting that she still loves him and that she was a terrible queen, she fights like hell to save Wonderland and gain Will's forgiveness. What she did was despicable, but when Will does forgive her, it feels earned. After all "When you're in love, no matter what happens, you forgive each other."
Oliver Lies To Felicity About William - Arrow
Oliver lies. Like, a lot. He lies to Felicity a lot. And when he finds out he had a son he did not know about, he keeps it from her, confiding in Barry instead. Due to a speedster time reversal, their fight about this gets erased from the timeline, but it remerges later because secrets like that don't stay buried. Oliver may have learned to keep it in his pants since Laurel, but with Felicity, it is honesty and trust that trips him up. When Olicity calls off their engagement and split, shippers hearts break, and of course, Felicity is vilified. But in the end, love conquers all. The couple addressed their issues and moved past them. And now they have new issues.
Xander Leaves Anya At The Altar
Leaving somebody at the altar is humiliating, insulting, and pretty darn hard to come back from. Xander was never ready to get married. He loved Anya, but he proposed for the wrong reason, and she even called him on it. When it came down to it, he couldn't go through with it, and Anya was pissed and hurt enough to become a demon again. Yet a year later, they find themselves in bed together and admit that they still love one another. Things were complicated of course, with the war coming and the end nearing and Xander losing his eye. Still, if Anya hadn't died, maybe these kids would have given it another shot. That is, if Anya was ready to truly forgive and if Xander truly deserved it.