History HoYay / YuGiOh5Ds

29th Mar '15 8:01:26 AM whizzerd
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* In Episode Two, both Jack and Yuusei are looking up at the moon and thinking of each other.
* The English dub doesn't help in this regard either. Right off the bat, the ''Hyper Drive'' opening has only ''alternating shots of Yuusei and Jack'' to romantic lyrics like "I can hear you breathing, I can see you coming!". Qualifies as both {{Ho Yay}} and {{Getting Crap Past the Radar}}.
** If you assume other countries would try to iron out those DoubleEntendre-lines, you're wrong. In the German version, Mr. Armstrong/Takasu even calls Yuusei "Süßer", which means "Cutie". And that isn't the only weird case of innuendo that was inserted by the German Dub. Added to all the subtext of the American version that made it through translation, this is one nice amount of HoYay. Really, at this point you wonder why they don't just drop the pretense of 'subtext' and be done with it.
** Ushio specifically states in the English version of episode 11 that he thinks Yuusei is starting to like him.
* Hell, Pretty much every single male character and Yuusei. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Even The Guys Want Yuusei]]. He's been hit on blatantly by Yanagi and is flirted with by his cellmate, Aoyama. This troper would also argue that Crow gets awfully touchy-feely with Yuusei, given that they haven't seen each other in only the writers know how long. Rua also jumps on Yuusei after he defeats Jean.
** Speaking of the English dub, Crow suggests in episode 31 that Yuusei and him should get a room together, in prison. This troper just wonders which of them would have dropped the soap.
* Team Satisfaction (known in the English dub as "The Enforcers"). As we see in episodes 33 and 34, it's composed of [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys attractive teenage guys]] who go around "satisfying" themselves. It speaks for itself. Mind you, they do this by handcuffing people. HANDCUFFING people. And then dueling them into submission.
* Episode 55 features [[spoiler:Kiryu dying in Yuusei's arms amid a shower of shoujo sparkles]].
** Even more blatant considering how similar it is to [[spoiler:Carly dying in Jack's arms]] a few episodes later.
* There's also some IncestSubtext between Rex and Rudger. Episode 64 comes to mind... even people who don't ship it have had to admit to the vibes.
* Then later, [[{{Shinigami}} Kiryu]] goes to an old west town as a [[WhiteHairBlackHeart White Haired]] [[FridgeHorror Sephiroth Lookalike]] and change its name to '''Satisfaction Town'''. Yeah...
* Potential HoYay is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] at one point when Rua uses a phrase to describe Yuusei and Bruno that, according to his sister, is usually used for describing couples. Amusingly, this gets Aki up in a huff.
* Crow and Jack spend a lot of the third StoryArc "bickering like an old married couple," [[Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey to borrow the colloquialism]], with Crow constantly yelling at Jack to get a job and stop wasting their money. There's also the scene in Episode 79 where Crow suddenly gets jealous when Jack talks about how much Yuusei means to him as his best friend and rival. So we officially have a Bromance LoveTriangle in the works.
** Let's face it, one could write a book on the Ho Yay between Jack and Crow.
* Jack constantly gets jealous over Yusei paying attention to somebody else. You can regularly see him pouting in the background, eyeing the potential competitor suspiciously and, in the case of [[MartyStu Bruno]], even beating them up if they get too close to Yuusei.
** And then Yuusei dumps everyone for Bruno.
* Team Unicorn. So much.
-->[[YaoiGuys Yaranaika?]]
* Ah, and we can't forget episode 84 when Jack was framed for a crime he didn't do...blah, blah. During a duel, he proudly exclaims that he duels for what's right and he's not the old Jack he used to be. He also says that he's stronger than he used to be because he has people in his life that he trusts *camera switch over to Yusei* and loves at which point the camera lingers tellingly on Crow while a distraught Carly exclaims, "Who me?" in a small bubble in the background. Make of that what you will.
** Right before that, in episode 83, when Jack is imprisoned, Crow argues very passionately with him and has to be restrained by Yuusei. It's easy to view the scene as intimate.
* From episode 103-After Yuusei beats Jean, Jack comes over to Yuusei and tells him how exciting Yuusei was -NOT THE DUEL - after which Yuusei stares at Jack for a long time. Speaking of Jean, he does a very obvious [[{{Subtext}} slow caress with his fingertips over the surface of Yuusei's hand]] before shaking it. Immediately Yuusei is shown snapping his eyes open in response. Why were they closed? [[HomoeroticDream Maybe he was enjoying it.]]
** Sadly, this scene was cut from the English dub.
* Episode 145 ''breaks'' the Ho Yay meter. Antinomy [[spoiler: a.k.a. Bruno, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything rams Yuusei's D-Wheel from behind]] to push him out of the black hole in an intense scene.]] The episode ends with Yuusei [[spoiler: mourning Bruno/Antinomy's death]] similar to [[spoiler: how he mourned Kiryu's [[UnexplainedRecovery temporary]] death in episode 55.]]
** It doesn't help that Antinomy's D-Wheel is pretty phallic.
* In episode 150, when Yuusei thinks about all the members of Team 5Ds and in episode 151, when he remembers everybody he encountered over the course of the series, Bruno just happens to be the last person who appears both times. Bruno also happens to get the most attention both times, where he gets to mentally converse with and smile meaningfully at Yuusei (respectively) while everyone else gets a quick still shot. Make of that what you will.
* For the [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys elusive]] LesYay, Sherry winking at Aki and Aki blushing. 4Kids left it unedited.
** Carly, Mikage, and Stephanie's rather "close" relationship for rivals-in-love qualifies too. At one point, Carly cups Stephanie's face and tells Jack not to make this "cute girl" sad.

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[[caption-width-right:350:Yusei holds Kiryu in his arms amidst a sea of [[EverythingsBetterWithSparkles sparkles.]]]]

* Yusei/Jack:
**
In Episode Two, both Jack and Yuusei Yusei are looking up at the moon and thinking of each other.
* ** The English dub doesn't help in this regard either. Right off the bat, the ''Hyper Drive'' opening has only ''alternating shots of Yuusei Yusei and Jack'' to romantic lyrics like "I can hear you breathing, I can see you coming!". Qualifies as both {{Ho Yay}} HoYay and {{Getting Crap Past GettingCrapPastTheRadar.
** Jack constantly gets jealous over Yusei paying attention to somebody else. You can regularly see him pouting in
the Radar}}.
** If you assume other countries would try to iron out those DoubleEntendre-lines, you're wrong. In
background, eyeing the German version, Mr. Armstrong/Takasu even calls Yuusei "Süßer", which means "Cutie". And that isn't potential competitor suspiciously and, in the only weird case of innuendo that was inserted by the German Dub. Added to all the subtext of the American version that made it through translation, this is one nice amount of HoYay. Really, at this point you wonder why Bruno, even beating them up if they don't just drop the pretense of 'subtext' get too close to Yusei. And then Yusei dumps everyone for Bruno anyway.
** From Episode 103, after Yusei beats Jean, Jack comes over to Yusei
and be done with it.
tells him how exciting Yusei was -- NOT THE DUEL -- after which Yusei stares at Jack for a long time.
* Yusei/Crow:
** Ushio specifically states in the English version of episode 11 that he thinks Yuusei is starting to like him.
* Hell, Pretty much every single male character and Yuusei. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Even The Guys Want Yuusei]]. He's been hit on blatantly by Yanagi and is flirted with by his cellmate, Aoyama. This troper would also argue that
Crow gets awfully touchy-feely with Yuusei, Yusei, given that they haven't seen each other in only the writers know how long. Rua also jumps on Yuusei after he defeats Jean.
long.
** Speaking of the English dub, Crow suggests in episode Episode 31 of the English dub that Yuusei Yusei and him should get a room together, together in prison. This troper just wonders Just makes you wonder which of them would have dropped the soap.
* Team Satisfaction (known in the English dub as "The Enforcers"). As we see in episodes 33 and 34, it's composed of [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys attractive teenage guys]] who go around "satisfying" themselves. It speaks for itself. Mind you, they do this by handcuffing people. HANDCUFFING people. And then dueling them into submission.
* Yusei/Kiryu:
**
Episode 55 features [[spoiler:Kiryu a strong moment between Kiryu and Yusei [[spoiler:with the former [[DiedInYourArmsTonight dying in Yuusei's arms the latter's arms]] amid a shower of shoujo sparkles]].
**
sparkles. Even more blatant considering how similar it is to [[spoiler:Carly Carly dying in Jack's arms]] arms a few episodes later.
* There's also some IncestSubtext between Rex
later]].
** When Yusei tries to ditch Kiryu after the latter starts getting too blood-thirsty, the whole thing reads like a break-up scene. With such lines as [[http://41.media.tumblr.com/49019614c7cdbbbe225c2a0f95fafda0/tumblr_mpagp29y7R1qccnxvo1_500.png "I can't be with you anymore"]]
and Rudger. Episode 64 comes to mind... even people who don't ship it have had to admit to "I'm leaving the vibes.
* Then later, [[{{Shinigami}} Kiryu]] goes
team... you...".
** Yusei learns that Kiryu isn't doing too well in Crashtown. He then proceeds
to an old west town as a [[WhiteHairBlackHeart White Haired]] [[FridgeHorror Sephiroth Lookalike]] drop everything and change its name spend a whole seven episodes trying to '''Satisfaction Town'''. Yeah...
save Kiryu from his own DeathSeeker attitude.
* Yusei/Bruno:
**
Potential HoYay is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] at one point when Rua uses a phrase to describe Yuusei Yusei and Bruno that, according to his sister, is usually used for describing couples.couples (some fansubs use 'two ducks in a pond', but some go even further and translate it as ''lovebirds''). Amusingly, this gets Aki up in a huff.
** Episode 145 ''breaks'' the Ho Yay meter. Bruno [[spoiler: a.k.a. Antinomy]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything rams Yusei's D-Wheel from behind]] to push him out of a black hole in an intense scene, which isn't helped at all by the fact that Bruno's D-Wheel is pretty phallic. [[spoiler: The episode ends with Yusei mourning Bruno/Antinomy's death similar to how he mourned Kiryu's [[UnexplainedRecovery temporary]] death in Episode 55. And then he goes on to keep Bruno's glasses as a TragicKeepsake, which is even ''more'' similar to when Jack kept Carly's glasses.]]
** In Episode 150, when Yusei thinks about all the members of Team 5D's, and in Episode 151, when he remembers everybody he encountered over the course of the series, Bruno just happens to be the last person who appears both times. Bruno also happens to get the most attention both times, where he gets to mentally converse with and smile meaningfully at Yusei (respectively) while everyone else gets a quick still shot. Make of that what you will.
* Jack/Crow:
**
Crow and Jack spend a lot of the third StoryArc "bickering like an old married couple," couple", [[Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey to borrow the colloquialism]], with Crow constantly yelling at Jack to get a job and stop wasting their money. There's also the scene in Episode 79 where Crow suddenly gets jealous when Jack talks about how much Yuusei Yusei means to him as his best friend and rival. So we officially have a Bromance LoveTriangle in the works.
**
works. Let's face it, one could write a book on the Ho Yay between Jack and Crow.
* Jack constantly gets jealous over Yusei paying attention to somebody else. You can regularly see him pouting in the background, eyeing the potential competitor suspiciously and, in the case of [[MartyStu Bruno]], even beating them up if they get too close to Yuusei.
** And then Yuusei dumps everyone for Bruno.
* Team Unicorn. So much.
-->[[YaoiGuys Yaranaika?]]
*
Ah, and we can't forget episode Episode 84 when Jack was framed for a crime he didn't do...do... blah, blah. During a duel, he proudly exclaims that he duels for what's right and he's not the old Jack he used to be. He also says that he's stronger than he used to be because he has people in his life that he trusts *camera switch over to Yusei* and loves loves, at which point the camera lingers tellingly on Crow while a distraught Carly exclaims, "Who exclaims "Who, me?" in a small bubble in the background. Make of that what you will.
** Right before that, in episode 83, Episode 83 when Jack is imprisoned, Crow argues very passionately with him and has to be restrained by Yuusei.Yusei. It's easy to view the scene as intimate.
* From episode 103-After Yuusei beats Jean, Jack comes over to Yuusei and tells him how exciting Yuusei was -NOT THE DUEL - after which Yuusei stares at Jack for a long time. Speaking of Jean, he does a very obvious [[{{Subtext}} slow caress with his fingertips over the surface of Yuusei's hand]] before shaking it. Immediately Yuusei is shown snapping his eyes open in response. Why were they closed? [[HomoeroticDream Maybe he was enjoying it.]]
** Sadly, this scene was cut from the English dub.
* Episode 145 ''breaks'' the Ho Yay meter. Antinomy [[spoiler: a.k.a. Bruno, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything rams Yuusei's D-Wheel from behind]] to push him out of the black hole in an intense scene.]] The episode ends with Yuusei [[spoiler: mourning Bruno/Antinomy's death]] similar to [[spoiler: how he mourned Kiryu's [[UnexplainedRecovery temporary]] death in episode 55.]]
** It doesn't help that Antinomy's D-Wheel is pretty phallic.
* In episode 150, when Yuusei thinks about all the members of Team 5Ds and in episode 151, when he remembers everybody he encountered over the course of the series, Bruno just happens to be the last person who appears both times. Bruno also happens to get the most attention both times, where he gets to mentally converse with and smile meaningfully at Yuusei (respectively) while everyone else gets a quick still shot. Make of that what you will.
* For the [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys elusive]] LesYay, Sherry winking at Aki and Aki blushing. 4Kids left it unedited.
** Carly, Mikage, and Stephanie's rather "close" relationship for rivals-in-love qualifies too. At one point, Carly cups Stephanie's face and tells Jack not to make this "cute girl" sad.
Carly/Misty:



*** The part where Carly visits Misty at her apartment. They were ''really'' happy to see each other and they seem to go on a date, with Misty's female servant looking on with jealousy.
*** Let's not forget their "hug" at the top of the Arcadia Movement building.
** Misty and Aki definitely count as well, after what happened between them in episode 61...

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*** ** The part where Carly visits Misty at her apartment. They were ''really'' happy to see each other and they seem to go on a date, with Misty's female servant looking on with jealousy.
*** ** Let's not forget their "hug" at the top of the Arcadia Movement building.
* Other:
** If you assume other countries would try to iron out any DoubleEntendre-lines, you're wrong. In the German version, Mr. Armstrong/Takasu even calls Yusei "Süßer", which means "Cutie". And that isn't the only weird case of innuendo that was inserted by the German Dub. Added to all the subtext of the American version that made it through translation, this is one nice amount of HoYay. Really, at this point you wonder why they don't just drop the pretense of 'subtext' and be done with it.
** Hell, pretty much every single male character and Yusei. [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Even The Guys Want Yusei]]. He's been hit on blatantly by Yanagi and is flirted with by his cellmate, Aoyama. Rua also jumps on Yusei after he defeats Jean.
** Ushio specifically states in the English version of Episode 11 that he thinks Yusei is starting to like him.
** Team Satisfaction (known in the English dub as "The Enforcers"). As we see in Episodes 33 and 34, it's composed of [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys attractive teenage guys]] who go around "satisfying" themselves. It speaks for itself. Mind you, they do this by handcuffing people. HANDCUFFING people. And then dueling them into submission.
** [[{{Shinigami}} Kiryu]] goes to an old wild west town as a [[WhiteHairBlackHeart White Haired]] [[FridgeHorror Sephiroth lookalike]] and changes its name to '''Satisfaction Town'''. Yeah...
** There's also some IncestSubtext between Rex and Rudger. Episode 64 comes to mind... even people who don't ship it have had to admit to the vibes.
** Team Unicorn. So much.
-->[[YaoiGuys Yaranaika?]]
** Speaking of Team Unicorn, Jean does a very obvious [[{{Subtext}} slow caress with his fingertips over the surface of Yusei's hand]] before shaking it. Immediately Yusei is shown snapping his eyes open in response. Why were they closed? [[HomoeroticDream Maybe he was enjoying it.]] Sadly, this scene was cut from the English dub.
** For the [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys elusive]] LesYay, there's Sherry winking at Aki, calling her an "interesting gal", and Aki blushing in response. 4Kids left it unedited.
** Carly, Mikage, and Stephanie's rather "close" relationship for rivals-in-love qualifies too. At one point, Carly cups Stephanie's face and tells Jack not to make this "cute girl" sad.
** Misty and Aki definitely count as well, after what happened between them in episode Episode 61...
31st Mar '14 10:42:04 AM ultimomant
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* Team Satisfaction (known in the English dub as "The Enforcers"). As we see in epsiodes 33 and 34, it's composed of [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys attractive teenage guys]] who go around "satisfying" themselves. It speaks for itself. Mind you, they do this by handcuffing people. HANDCUFFING people. And then dueling them into submission.

to:

* Team Satisfaction (known in the English dub as "The Enforcers"). As we see in epsiodes episodes 33 and 34, it's composed of [[CastFullOfPrettyBoys attractive teenage guys]] who go around "satisfying" themselves. It speaks for itself. Mind you, they do this by handcuffing people. HANDCUFFING people. And then dueling them into submission.



** Even more blatant considering how similar it is to [[spoiler:Carly dying in Jack's arms]] a few episodes later.* There's also some IncestSubtext between Rex and Rudger. Episode 64 comes to mind... even people who don't ship it have had to admit to the vibes.

to:

** Even more blatant considering how similar it is to [[spoiler:Carly dying in Jack's arms]] a few episodes later.later.
* There's also some IncestSubtext between Rex and Rudger. Episode 64 comes to mind... even people who don't ship it have had to admit to the vibes.



* Crow and Jack spend a lot of the third StoryArc "bickering like an old married couple," [[AdventuresInOdyssey to borrow the colloquialism]], with Crow constantly yelling at Jack to get a job and stop wasting their money. There's also the scene in Episode 79 where Crow suddenly gets jealous when Jack talks about how much Yuusei means to him as his best friend and rival. So we officially have a Bromance LoveTriangle in the works.

to:

* Crow and Jack spend a lot of the third StoryArc "bickering like an old married couple," [[AdventuresInOdyssey [[Radio/AdventuresInOdyssey to borrow the colloquialism]], with Crow constantly yelling at Jack to get a job and stop wasting their money. There's also the scene in Episode 79 where Crow suddenly gets jealous when Jack talks about how much Yuusei means to him as his best friend and rival. So we officially have a Bromance LoveTriangle in the works.



** Right before that, in epsiode 83, when Jack is imprisoned, Crow argues very passionately with him and has to be restrained by Yuusei. It's easy to view the scene as intimate.

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** Right before that, in epsiode episode 83, when Jack is imprisoned, Crow argues very passionately with him and has to be restrained by Yuusei. It's easy to view the scene as intimate.



* In epsiode 150, when Yuusei thinks about all the members of Team 5Ds and in episode 151, when he remembers everybody he encountered over the course of the series, Bruno just happens to be the last person who appears both times. Bruno also happens to get the most attention both times, where he gets to mentally converse with and smile meaningfully at Yuusei (respectively) while everyone else gets a quick still shot. Make of that what you will.

to:

* In epsiode episode 150, when Yuusei thinks about all the members of Team 5Ds and in episode 151, when he remembers everybody he encountered over the course of the series, Bruno just happens to be the last person who appears both times. Bruno also happens to get the most attention both times, where he gets to mentally converse with and smile meaningfully at Yuusei (respectively) while everyone else gets a quick still shot. Make of that what you will.



** Carly, Mikage, and Stephanie's rather "close" relationship for rivals-in-love qualifies too.

to:

** Carly, Mikage, and Stephanie's rather "close" relationship for rivals-in-love qualifies too. At one point, Carly cups Stephanie's face and tells Jack not to make this "cute girl" sad.
20th Nov '13 12:15:20 PM ultimomant
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*** The part where Carly visits Misty at her apartment. They were ''really'' happy to see each other and they seem to go on a date, with Misty's servant looking on with jealousy.

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*** The part where Carly visits Misty at her apartment. They were ''really'' happy to see each other and they seem to go on a date, with Misty's female servant looking on with jealousy.
1st Oct '13 8:02:13 PM theAdeptRogue
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* Then later, [[{{Shinigami}} Kiryu]] goes to an old west town as a [[WhiteHairedPrettyBoy White Haired]] [[FridgeHorror Sephiroth Lookalike]] and change its name to '''Satisfaction Town'''. Yeah...

to:

* Then later, [[{{Shinigami}} Kiryu]] goes to an old west town as a [[WhiteHairedPrettyBoy [[WhiteHairBlackHeart White Haired]] [[FridgeHorror Sephiroth Lookalike]] and change its name to '''Satisfaction Town'''. Yeah...
20th Jul '13 11:45:47 PM ultimomant
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*** The part where Carly visits Misty and seem to go on a date, with Misty's servant looking on with jealousy.

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*** The part where Carly visits Misty at her apartment. They were ''really'' happy to see each other and they seem to go on a date, with Misty's servant looking on with jealousy.
12th Jan '13 8:31:51 AM ultimomant
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*** The part where Carly visits Misty and seem to go on a date, with Misty's servant looking on with jealousy.
12th Jan '13 7:28:20 AM 730Flare
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* Episode 145 ''breaks'' the Ho Yay meter. Antinomy [[spoiler: a.k.a. Bruno, rams Yuusei's D-Wheel from behind to push him out of the black hole in an intense scene.]] The episode ends with Yuusei [[spoiler: mourning Bruno/Antinomy's death]] similar to [[spoiler: how he mourned Kiryu's [[UnexplainedRecovery temporary]] death in episode 55.]]

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* Episode 145 ''breaks'' the Ho Yay meter. Antinomy [[spoiler: a.k.a. Bruno, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything rams Yuusei's D-Wheel from behind behind]] to push him out of the black hole in an intense scene.]] The episode ends with Yuusei [[spoiler: mourning Bruno/Antinomy's death]] similar to [[spoiler: how he mourned Kiryu's [[UnexplainedRecovery temporary]] death in episode 55.]]
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** It doesn't help that Antinomy's D-Wheel is pretty phallic.
26th Jun '12 5:34:11 PM Eagal
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* The English dub doesn't help in this regard either. Right off the bat, the ''Hyper Drice'' opening has only ''alternating shots of Yuusei and Jack'' to romantic lyrics like "I can hear you breathing, I can see you coming!". Qualifies as both {{Ho Yay}} and {{Getting Crap Past the Radar}}.

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* The English dub doesn't help in this regard either. Right off the bat, the ''Hyper Drice'' Drive'' opening has only ''alternating shots of Yuusei and Jack'' to romantic lyrics like "I can hear you breathing, I can see you coming!". Qualifies as both {{Ho Yay}} and {{Getting Crap Past the Radar}}.
16th May '12 1:58:52 PM Miar
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*** Carly, Mikage, and Stephanie's rather "close" relationship for rivals-in-love qualifies too.

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*** ** Carly, Mikage, and Stephanie's rather "close" relationship for rivals-in-love qualifies too.
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