culture Film and TV Characters Most Doomed to Spend Forever in the Friendzone

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List Rules Film & TV characters who were "friendzoned" and NEVER really made it out (sorry, Ross Gellar).

"Friendzone" – a hellish pit of loneliness one finds himself (or herself) when the object of his/her affections says they'd like to be friends, forever, and nothing more. For example, there's poor Duckie in Pretty in Pink or Jorah (Khaleesi's minion) on Game of Thrones... These lovestruck fools found themselves fools of the friendzone. And yes, it felt like a fate worse than death. 

On this list, the victims can NOT have escaped the friendzone. That means Ross Gellar and Steve Urkel don't count – they FINALLY got the girl! On this list of sad-sacks, nobody was so lucky. Just like in real life, these characters who got friendzoned were forced to stay there forever.

So here are some of the worst friendzone victims of all time. Vote up the worst friendzones in film and TV history – those pitifully lovelorn characters who just couldn't escape the dreadful words, "Let's just be friends."
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Forrest Gump


Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Film and TV Characters Most Doomed to Spend Forever in the Friendzone
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"I don't know about a lot of things, Jenny, but I know about the friendzone." In Robert Zemeckis's, Forrest Gump, Tom Hanks's character has a love for Jenny (Robin Wright) that spans a lifetime. And, his mama (Sally Field) should've said, "Life might be like a box of chocolates, but that Jenny, she is like a box of friendzones."

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3 people just voted on Jorah Mormont


Jorah Mormont is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Film and TV Characters Most Doomed to Spend Forever in the Friendzone
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On Game of Thrones, Jorah Mormont is the right-hand man of Daenerys Targaryen, Khaleesi, Mother of Dragons, in all matters but love. He'll never get close to the Iron Throne, just the Iron Friendzone. Winter has come!

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3 people just voted on Quasimodo


Quasimodo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Film and TV Characters Most Doomed to Spend Forever in the Friendzone
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Poor, poor Quasimodo. Not only is he an orphan with an awful adopted father who lives in a lonely bell tower and is unanimously hated by all of Paris for no reason, he risks his life for beautiful Esmerelda only to be friendzoned in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. It's enough to make you gargoyle yourself.  see more on Quasimodo

Professor Severus Snape is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Film and TV Characters Most Doomed to Spend Forever in the Friendzone
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In the Harry Potter franchise, Professor Snape spent his entire life in love with Harry's mom, only to have her end up marrying his worst enemy. And even after she died, Snape was still so devoted that he dedicated his life to protecting her son. That Lily Potter can cast one helluva a friendzone spell!

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Tinker Bell


Tinker Bell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Film and TV Characters Most Doomed to Spend Forever in the Friendzone
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In Peter Pan, Tinker Bell doesn't take kindly to Wendy moving in on her boy-man. Pixie dust won't get you out of the friendzone, fairy girl!

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Milhouse Van Houten


Milhouse Van Houten is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Film and TV Characters Most Doomed to Spend Forever in the Friendzone
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On the long-running series, The Simpsons, poor Milhouse has endured 20+ years of Lisa Simpson's friendzone. It's her hot hairdo and pearls, isn't it?

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Jack Sparrow


Jack Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Film and TV Characters Most Doomed to Spend Forever in the Friendzone
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In Pirates of the Caribbean, Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is forced by Elizabeth Swann (Kiera Knightly) to walk the plank into the snark-infested waters of the friendzone.

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Gunther


Gunther is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Film and TV Characters Most Doomed to Spend Forever in the Friendzone
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Sure, on Friends, we all think Ross Gellar is king of the friendzone. And he was, but he ultimately got out – making him ineligible! Therefore, we crown Gunther in his stead, the longing barista who could never get Rachel Green.