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*** Also with Zelos's relationship values maxed out, when entering the coliseum as Lloyd, Zelos will demand you "put on a show that will make me fall in love."
*** To which Lloyd responds not with {{Squick}} or snark, but with "Okay!"

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*** Also with Zelos's relationship values maxed out, when entering the coliseum as Lloyd, Zelos will demand you "put on a show that will make me fall in love."
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" To which Lloyd responds not with {{Squick}} or snark, but with "Okay!""Okay!"
*** The sequel reveals Zelos has UndyingLoyalty to Lloyd. While even ''Colette'' has her doubts due to Lloyd's recent actions, Zelos refuses to see Lloyd as a RogueProtagonist. [[spoiler: He's right too.]]
10th Mar '17 5:10:07 PM LovePsychothefirst
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*** Ion's entire [[spoiler: HeroicSacrifice]] comes for ''Luke's'' sake entirely, finding hope for him and [[spoiler: curing his LoveInterest of her life threatening disease in his final moments]].
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[[folder:Tales of Vesperia]]
* ''VideoGame/{{Tales of Vesperia}}'': If, after some twenty hours at least, you haven't done some serious thinking about how much Rita is concerned about Estelle's well-being, then, friend, you're not paying any attention. Makes one wonder just what it is she [[spoiler:finds in Rita's drawer not long after they meet]].
** The [=PS3=] version even adds some [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNgB-PJ2jpM new]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1KqKrNvV8o scenes]] where Rita and Estelle pledge their eternal friendship and ''raise a baby together''.
** Put these two together in battle and you will hear a lot of "That's amazing Rita! You're so cool!" followed by Rita's sudden loss of words.
** As soon as you enter the first dungeon with Rita, she is caught by the main character, staring at Estelle with little blush marks. She doesn't continue to stare, but will get very flustered when the other characters tease her for being close to Estelle.
** Adding to the LesYay, [[MsFanservice Judith]] frequently tells the other girls "you look cute when you're X."
** To say ''nothing'' of Yuri and Flynn's could-be-interpreted-either-way friendship since childhood.
*** Actually, let's say something about that. It would really not be going far to say that Yuri's kind of obsessed with Flynn. The second line out of his mouth in the game is about Flynn. Before you find him in Capua Nor, Yuri will bring him up out of nowhere, like after curing Halure's tree, or when everyone sees the ocean from Ehmead Hill. He really does give off the impression that Flynn is all he thinks about, and that's ''before'' he [[spoiler: offers his life for Flynn's during the sequence with Barbos trying to start a war in Dahngrest.]] And on Flynn's side, well, there's the [[spoiler: TakingTheBullet moment in Zaude,]] the fact that he [[spoiler: scoured the entire ocean to search for Yuri after his supposed death]], and his constant worry that Yuri's not getting the credit he deserves for his heroic acts. Their admittedly tense relationship culminates in their DuelBoss fight - preceded by the line "everything I feel is in this sword," no less - after which they lie side-by-side in the grass for a while. Add to this dozens of extra scenes, sidequests and subtext moments and they start to rival Ristelle.
** On the Flynn and Yuri thing, in the [=PS3=] version they have a dual Mystic Arte together, which may draw comparisons to previous OfficialCouple Emil and Marta's team-up attack in ''TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' and the team-up attack used by later OfficialCouple Jude and Milla in VideoGame/TalesOfXillia.
*** They're also basically ''constantly'' voted as the "Ideal Combination" or "Best Partnership" in the Japanese popularity polls...and the runners-up are usually [[OfficialCouple official couples]] like Jude and Milla above, or Asbel and Cheria from ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces.''
*** And just like Rita and Estelle, this is not lost on the characters in the game itself. Sodia is fully aware that Yuri is her main competition for Flynn's affections, [[spoiler: which puts her attempt to ''kill Yuri'' on top of Zaude in [[MurderTheHypotenuse a whole new light]].]]
*** Yuri is always the first and the last to talk about Flynn, he mentions him at the most unnecessary moments too. When your team reach at the top of Ehmed hill and see the sea for the first time, Estelle says the place is really beautiful (and romantic). What Yuri says? He is just wondering (for no reason) if Flynn saw it too.
*** For a quick moment, Yuri has to wear the soldier's uniform, Estelle and Judith say he looks handsome and he blushes. Oh, he didn't blush because of the compliment, he just got embarrassed because Flynn used to say that "he looked silly with his uniform" and ends the conversation with a "That's why i hate that uniform!"
*** You can also get an optional soldier costume for Yuri later in the game. If you wear it and talk to Flynn, he'll ''WolfWhistle''.
*** Also worth pointing out is Yuri's explanation for why he doesn't [[spoiler: turn Sodia in for her crimes]]. He seems more angry that she's abandoned Flynn than [[spoiler: about the whole attempted murder thing]]. Then he says he agrees with her about something, which turns out to be...well...this: '''Yuri:''' ''I'm a criminal. I could be killed any time. Flynn is the perfect knight. A perfect leader. He doesn't need a criminal by his side.''
*** In the PS3 UpdatedReRelease Patty ''immediately'' treats Flynn as a rival as soon as she hears about him. Yeah. She hasn't met him yet and already sees him as a rival to her quest for Yuri's heart just from how people talk about him in relation to Yuri.
*** When you head to [[BigDamnHeroes rescue]] Flynn and his group from a horde of monsters after [[spoiler: gathering the four great spirits]], Flynn and Yuri have a ''very'' long HeldGaze moment. Flynn in particular just can't seem to keep his eyes off of Yuri. Sure it might be because [[spoiler: Yuri was presumed dead after his fall from Zaude]] but Flynn kinda looks like he wants to ''kiss'' Yuri. And then they race off together (plus Repede) to save everyone from the monsters cheerfully fighting their way together and almost coming across as a BattleCouple...even better in the UpdatedReRelease since Flynn is beefed up from the 360 version and thus they are evenly matched in fighting skills.
*** In fact, everyone seems to ship them to some degree, just like Ristelle above. There are just too many comments that pop up both during the main storyline and in sidequests that shows the whole group realizes that Flynn and Yuri's relationship is...special.
*** The fact that come ''VideoGame/ProjectXZone'', [[VideoGame/NamcoXCapcom Xia]][[YaoiFangirl omu]], ships the two of them and even asks Flynn on what their relationship is with Flynn saying nothing more than just childhood friends.
** Don't forget Zagi's violent obsession with Yuri.
*** Hell, every time you fight him, he is screaming stuff like "Yes Yes!" and "You're the only man who ever made me bleed!"
** Sometimes Karol gives the impression he has a PrecociousCrush on Yuri due to how much he looks up to and trusts him.
** Raven/Yuri has some things going for it. What with Raven having the most HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday moments thanks to Yuri, Yuri being the one to [[spoiler: convince Raven to turn against Alexei and live his own life]], and some of their interactions are just...interesting. Oh and for bonus points, Yuri physically resembles, according to official art [[spoiler: Casey/Kyanary aka Raven's lost love]] [[IdenticalStranger very much so]]. There's a skit where Raven claims he's good at cooking sweets to attract the ladies; of the group he's in only ''[[SweetTooth Yuri]]'' could be seduced with sweets...
** One can't forget Duke and Elucifer. The latter's [[spoiler:murder]] leaves Duke so bitter, he's prepared to [[spoiler:sacrifice all of humanity as a means of saving the planet.]]
*** Given what the other Entelexeia look like, it's safe to say that this one crosses over with HotSkittyOnWailordAction.
*** Not necessarily. We've seen that at least one of them can take on human form.
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[[folder:Tales of Zestiria]]
* VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria is absolutely loaded with this between [[TheHero Sorey]] and [[ChildhoodFriends Mikleo]]. They're childhood friends and rivals, tend to be very touchy-feely with each other, and it becomes quite apparent as the game progresses that they are each other's most important person.
** Mikleo actually falls into the majority of scenarios that would usually be reserved for the love interest.
** Mind you before continuing that unlike most Tales series, there isn't a 'set' heroine for Zestiria.
** The anime special includes a fair bit of shipping fuel as well. When Sorey catches Mikleo after he triggers a pitfall, Mikleo can be seen smiling to himself before asking to be pulled back up. When Sorey and Mikleo are leaving the village, Sorey tells Mikleo that he's glad they'll be together, and Mikleo responds with a LuminescentBlush and some {{Tsundere}} line about Sorey being hopeless. Boys...
** Hell, the two get into an argument early in the game because Mikleo wants to form a pact with Sorey so that he can fuse with him, but Sorey refuses because he doesn't want Mikleo to get hurt. All this does is cement how protective they are of one another, and when they finally make up it's with a ''tickle fight''. The whole thing [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything sounds a lot like]] [[TheirFirstTime something else]].
** There's a skit where Zaveid tries to convince Sorey to peep on the girls in the sauna, by trying to appeal to the beauty of seeing their "hot skin, glistening with sweat". Mikleo enters the scene, sweaty after exerting himself in some manner, and Sorey asks Zaveid if that's what he meant. Looks like Sorey's into a whole other form of beauty...
*** The English version of this skit actually manages to make it even more obvious.
--->'''Zaveid:''' Sorey... Let's go hunting for babes.
--->'''Mikleo:''' (entering the scene, sweaty and with his collar undone) Whew, that sure was therapeutic! Why don't you guys step in as well?
--->'''Sorey:''' You mean like this?
--->'''Zaveid:''' That's not the kind of babe hunting I'm talking about!
** Another skit reveals that while Sorey was unconscious after [[spoiler: becoming the Shepherd]] Mikleo did nothing but sit beside him and read for the entire three days, when he could have been out doing better things with his time. He also declined hearing an explanation from Lailah about the requirements of the job, preferring to wait until Sorey woke up so they could hear it together. When asked why (and after Sorey brings up some embarrassing childhood memories), he reacts [[{{Tsundere}} predictably]].
** Near the end of the game the two share a scene on a balcony (does that sound familiar?) where [[spoiler: Mikleo reveals that he knows Sorey will have to disappear for a few hundred years at the end of the game and is quite broken up about it, but says that he'll wait for Sorey to return no matter how long it takes. Sorey for his part, vows to find Mikleo once he's able to]].
** To top things off, in the post-credit epilogue [[spoiler: an older Mikleo is exploring some ruins and triggers a pitfall trap. Mirroring a scene from early in the game, someone catches him before he falls. It's heavily implied to be Sorey, and once Mikleo realizes who it is his face softens into a tender smile before he grasps Sorey's hand and the scene cuts to black, followed by the ending card]]. It could be argued that Mikleo, of all people, is the game's heroine in that regard.
*** It's only seen for a few seconds, but in the epilogue Mikleo is wearing a feather tied around his waist. You get no points for guessing who it's a memento to.
*** Earlier in the game, it's explained that when a human becomes a seraph, they lose all of their memories of their human life except those they consider most important to them. In light of this, [[spoiler:the fact that Sorey returns to Mikleo after becoming a seraph makes it crystal clear that he values Mikleo over all else.]]
** In the Alisha DLC Mikleo's been spending his time trying to secure the area [[spoiler: where Sorey is sleeping]] to keep him safe. Aww.
** [[https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9qBYqUIYAAqXcv.png:large In the credits picture of the Alisha DLC]], Mikleo can be seen with a longing look on his face. What is he looking at ? [[spoiler:Sorey in his light form, still asleep with Maotelus.]] Note that he's the only party member to do that, emphasizing on how deep his relationship with Sorey is.
** Official art [[http://i.imgur.com/UXilgE4.png doesn't]] [[https://twitter.com/hikaruufo/status/568314633821364224 help]].
** The author of the novelization and the artist of the official manga are both [[Main/YaoiFangirl fujoshi]]. We can probably expect more moments between these two.
*** With the manga [[spoiler:Mikleo kisses Sorey on the cheek even though he was a light ball in the last chapter]]
** Let's not forget some of Mikleo's titles in the japanese version of the game: "One Heart in Two Bodies", "Like Water to Fish" and "One and Only". They are all talking about his relationship with Sorey.
** In the first chapter of the novelization of the game Sorey spends ''a lot'' of time waxing poetic about how beautiful he finds Mikleo, steals glances at him, ''stares'' at him, gets caught staring at him, and then laments the fact that no one else can see Mikleo because he wants them to know how pretty he is.
** The English version's description of the water armatization is "The armatized bow gives you good piercing capabilities - just the thing for a tight hallway. Weaknesses? ...Well, it can be hard to cope with attacks from behind. But the first step toward dealing with this drawback is acknowledging it." The localization team really had a field day.
** And then one of the after-battle skits gives us ''this'':
-->'''Zaveid:''' Women in battle are gorgeous. Ain't that right, Sorey?
-->'''Sorey:''' Sure!
-->'''Zaveid:''' C'mon, man!
-->'''Mikleo:''' Don't expect too much out of Sorey on this.
** In one of Baba's interviews about a year before the game's release, he introduces Mikleo as Sorey's "irreplaceable presence".
** In Chris Niosi's (Dezel) [[https://youtu.be/jGXA07mnIV4?t=21m14s podcast]] with Michael Johnston (Mikleo), Creator/KiraBuckland (Edna), and Xander Mobus (Sergei Strelka):
-->'''Chris''': Who do you... Who do you think [Mikleo has] a thing for? Sorey?
-->'''Michael''': Yeah.
-->'''Chris''': Hahahahahaha.
-->'''Xander''': Oh, you better buy a bow.
-->'''Michael''': I mean, it's obvious.
-->'''Kira''': They spend a lot of time together.
-->'''Xander''': He is Sergei's!
-->'''Michael''': I mean, there's all these like, you know, shoulder touches.
-->'''Chris''': Oh yeah. They rib each other a lot. They're bros!
-->'''Michael''': Bros?
-->'''Chris''': Just bromance. Bromancing.
** In a sub event to get Mikleo's second mystic art the two are standing on a cliff near Elysia when Sorey asks Mikleo if he had something to tell him. Mikleo then claims he forgot promising him to tell him if he remembers. This ends up making the whole scene sound like an [[AbortedDeclarationofLove Aborted Declaration of Love]] while further cementing that Mikleo will wait for Sorey.
** Thr anime also has its fair share. Sorey looping his hands around Mikleo's waist as they go swinging, Sorey clutching Mikleo tight when the malevolence is hurting him, then switching position to guard Mikleo away from the hellion, Mikleo [[{{Tsundere}} blushing]] when Sorey appreciates him tagging along, etc...
* The Alisha Story DLC offers up some Alisha/Rose LesYay [[ShipTease ship-teasing]]. The whole DLC heavily focuses on Alisha's growing friendship with Rose. This manifests in a passionate slap-fight that ends with them rolling around on the floor while Lailah and Edna remark on how much they care for each other. Then Alisha wanders through town thinking about how Rose was only mean to spare Alisha's feelings r.e. the truth about Sorey. Then it turns out Rose was following her to make sure she wasn't jumped by hellions. Alisha tries to keep Rose out of the fight, but Rose offers to make Alisha her squire. Many heartwarming and teasing moments ensue as they travel together, with Edna and Lailah acting like a pair of [[ShipperOnDeck shippers]]. Towards the end of the DLC, Alisha falls into Rose's arms and just lies there while they talk. The two have another bonding moment, and then finish the boss hellions together.
** Even before the DLC, Rose and Alisha's first meeting in the game is of Rose staring for ''quite'' a long time at Alisha and then being very flattered by her praising her. This is then followed by them bonding quickly, almost seeming rather like how Mikleo and Sorey act.
** The anime also add more to this by having Alisha ask Rose to help her stop a war. Plus they take on a whole fortress together and Rose [[spoiler: Cradling Alisha after she gets stabbed and cursing the people who did so]] while Alisha [[spoiler: tries to assure Rose that's she's fine despite bleeding out all over the place.]]
* And of course, there's this [[http://imgur.com/6k6Xtmm non-subtle bit of Rose/Lailah.]]
** Also in the pre final battle scene between them Lailah claps Rose's hands and says that she's grateful for the twist of fate that brought them together.
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4th Mar '17 9:45:17 AM LovePsychothefirst
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*** On the creepier side, Van's interactions with Luke sometimes lean towards [[spoiler: how sexual predators deal with their victims, what with the grooming and making them feel "special"]].

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*** On the creepier side, Van's interactions with Luke sometimes lean towards [[spoiler: how sexual predators deal with their victims, what with the grooming and making them feel "special"]]."special"]] at least before TheReveal and WhamEpisode has him [[spoiler: discarding Luke]].
4th Mar '17 9:44:11 AM LovePsychothefirst
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*** Luke ''definitely'' looks up to and admires Van very much. He's the only authority figure he listens to pre CharacterDevelopment. And he has a poster of him in his room.
*** On the creepier side, Van's interactions with Luke sometimes lean towards [[spoiler: how sexual predators deal with their victims, what with the grooming and making them feel "special"]].
3rd Mar '17 9:07:24 AM LovePsychothefirst
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** Raven/Yuri has some things going for it. What with Raven having the most HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday moments thanks to Yuri, Yuri being the one to [[spoiler: convince Raven to turn against Alexei and live his own life]], and some of their interactions are just...interesting. Oh and for bonus points, Yuri physically resembles, according to official art [[spoiler: Casey/Kyanary aka Raven's lost love]] [[IdenticalStranger very much so]].

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** Raven/Yuri has some things going for it. What with Raven having the most HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday moments thanks to Yuri, Yuri being the one to [[spoiler: convince Raven to turn against Alexei and live his own life]], and some of their interactions are just...interesting. Oh and for bonus points, Yuri physically resembles, according to official art [[spoiler: Casey/Kyanary aka Raven's lost love]] [[IdenticalStranger very much so]]. There's a skit where Raven claims he's good at cooking sweets to attract the ladies; of the group he's in only ''[[SweetTooth Yuri]]'' could be seduced with sweets...
28th Feb '17 9:52:58 PM Knowledgeseeker
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* HoYay/TalesOfSymphonia
28th Feb '17 8:42:04 PM Knowledgeseeker
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!!Series HoYay articles:
* HoYay/TalesOfBerseria
* HoYay/TalesOfSymphonia
* HoYay/TalesOfVesperia
* HoYay/TalesOfZestiria

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!!Other examples:
16th Feb '17 10:05:41 PM Ominae
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* And for some {{Crossover Ship}}, [[TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Emil]] and [[VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence Ruca]] are now shipped together, thanks to a scene in Radiant Mythology 3's opening where [[spoiler: they HUG each other]]. Yeah, REAL subtle, {{Namco}}.

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* And for some {{Crossover Ship}}, [[TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld Emil]] and [[VideoGame/TalesOfInnocence Ruca]] are now shipped together, thanks to a scene in Radiant Mythology 3's opening where [[spoiler: they HUG each other]]. Yeah, REAL subtle, {{Namco}}.[[Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment Namco]].
10th Feb '17 10:55:56 AM LovePsychothefirst
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*** When you head to [[BigDamnHeroes rescue]] Flynn and his group from a horde of monsters after [[spoiler: gathering the four great spirits]], Flynn and Yuri have a ''very'' long HeldGaze moment. Flynn in particular just can't seem to keep his eyes off of Yuri. Sure it might be because [[spoiler: Yuri was presumed dead after his fall from Zaude]] but Flynn kinda looks like he wants to ''kiss'' Yuri. And then they race off together (plus Repede) to save everyone from the monsters cheerfully fighting their way together and almost coming across as a BattleCouple...even better in the UpdatedReRelease since Flynn is beefed up from the 360 version and thus they are evenly matched in fighting skills.
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