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24th Jun '16 8:07:43 PM Nazo
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* In the opening credits of ''Anime/XxxHOLIC'', Maru and Moro are seen holding each other and being very touchy-feely, and it's clear that they're about to kiss before looking at the camera. However, the show proper shows absolutly no clue of a romantic relationship between them, depicting them as young children who rarely emote and share a sisters-like relationship.
3rd Jun '16 10:57:05 AM Silverblade2
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* A constant criticism of ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is that the copious amounts of HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday and NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat between Sherlock and John is an attempt at queerbaiting, especially since both characters are quite obviously never going to kiss and get various female love interests. One episode did deal with IncompatibleOrientation heartbreak between the two, but also involved a lesbian becoming sexually obsessed with one of them. Another episode showed a full heterosexual kiss between Sherlock and Molly, but only a [[ButNotTooGay near kiss]] between Sherlock and Moriarty (which took place in a YaoiFangirl [[HomoeroticDream fantasy sequence]]). Writer and producer Mark Gatiss (an openly gay man) pretty much admitted to queerbaiting deliberately.

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* A constant criticism of ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'' is that the copious amounts of HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday and NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat between Sherlock and John is an attempt at queerbaiting, especially since both characters are quite obviously never going to kiss and get various female love interests. One episode did deal with IncompatibleOrientation heartbreak between the two, but also involved a lesbian becoming sexually obsessed with one of them. Another episode showed a full heterosexual kiss between Sherlock and Molly, but only a [[ButNotTooGay near kiss]] between Sherlock and Moriarty (which took place in a YaoiFangirl [[HomoeroticDream fantasy sequence]]). Writer and producer Mark Gatiss (an Creator/MarkGatiss ([[OffendingTheCreatorsOwn an openly gay man) man]]) pretty much admitted to queerbaiting deliberately.
23rd May '16 7:21:59 PM WillKeaton
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' came under fire for this with Soleil. Despite many in-game hints that she's bisexual with a strong preference for women, she's not actually a romance option for the female player character. Worse, she's subjected to a cringe-worthy plot point that some have likened to a CureYourGays aesop, which has drawn criticism from LGBT groups in both [[http://kotaku.com/why-some-people-are-calling-fire-emblem-fates-homophobi-1715602826 the West]] [[http://videogamechoochoo.com/japanese-lgbt-community-speaks-out-about-new-fire-emblem/ and Japan]].

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'' came under fire for this with Soleil. Despite many in-game hints that she's bisexual with a strong preference for women, she's not actually a romance option for the female player character. Worse, she's subjected to a cringe-worthy plot point that some have likened to a CureYourGays aesop, which has drawn criticism from LGBT groups in both [[http://kotaku.com/why-some-people-are-calling-fire-emblem-fates-homophobi-1715602826 the West]] [[http://videogamechoochoo.com/japanese-lgbt-community-speaks-out-about-new-fire-emblem/ and Japan]].Japan.]]
18th Apr '16 10:07:35 PM hoodiecrow
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* Subverted in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'': it seemed pretty obvious that Tara's crush, while cute, would eventually founder on Willow's (as we thought) incompatible orientation and that Oz's reappearance was the end of if. It wasn't.
6th Mar '16 1:53:10 PM pinkdalek
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* Various ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' spinoffs have really ramped up the HoYay between Cloud and Sephiroth, but it never rises beyond the level of superficial fanservice and innuendo. ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' is a particularly bad offender, contriving to put Cloud and Sephiroth on the same side and having them lose their memories of the reasons they're enemies (and, in Cloud's case, his memories of his female love interests), but going absolutely no further with the pairing than to have Sephiroth just repeat his subtextual BastardBoyfriend dialogue from ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren''. This is even to the extent of ignoring the interesting dynamic between the two of them from the original game that got everyone shipping it in the first place.
22nd Feb '16 11:44:16 PM Lemia
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* The promotional materials for ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' are virtually ''oozing'' with this trope.

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* The promotional materials for ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'' are In ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere'', Anna forms a RomanticTwoGirlFriendship with Marnie that comes perilously close to making the LesYay subtext oozing between them virtually ''oozing'' confirmed text with this trope. the two of them slow-dancing together underneath the moonlight and declaring each other to be the "the girl I love more than any other girl". Then all the LesYay is killed dead in the water when it's revealed that [[spoiler:Marnie is the spirit of Anna's ''grandmother''. Or Anna's fantasy of her built on the half-remembered stories her grandmother told her about her life. It's complicated]].
29th Jan '16 3:23:26 PM nm3youtube
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* This is the reason WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows declared "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town [[http://channelawesome.com/98336-2/ the 9th worst hit song of 2015]]. It starts out seeming like an inexplicably downbeat song about lesbian curiosity, then turns out to be a song about [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]]. ([[http://www.autostraddle.com/little-big-towns-girl-crush-isnt-the-gal-pal-anthem-homophobes-seem-to-think-it-is-283477/ Though this didn't stop homophobic idiots from misinterpreting the song.]])

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* This is the reason WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows declared "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town Music/LittleBigTown [[http://channelawesome.com/98336-2/ the 9th worst hit song of 2015]]. It starts out seeming like an inexplicably downbeat song about lesbian curiosity, then turns out to be a song about [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]]. ([[http://www.autostraddle.com/little-big-towns-girl-crush-isnt-the-gal-pal-anthem-homophobes-seem-to-think-it-is-283477/ Though this didn't stop homophobic idiots from misinterpreting the song.]])
22nd Jan '16 5:12:07 AM nm3youtube
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* This is the reason WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows declared "Girl Crush" by Little Big Town [[http://channelawesome.com/98336-2/ the 9th worst hit song of 2015]]. It starts out seeming like an inexplicably downbeat song about lesbian curiosity, then turns out to be a song about [[GreenEyedMonster jealousy]]. ([[http://www.autostraddle.com/little-big-towns-girl-crush-isnt-the-gal-pal-anthem-homophobes-seem-to-think-it-is-283477/ Though this didn't stop homophobic idiots from misinterpreting the song.]])
15th Nov '15 4:20:32 PM Ciel12
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* Played with in the opening credits of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. There's a scene where two naked, sparkly versions of Madoka hold one another in a transformation sequence, with the second Madoka kissing the transformed Madoka on the forehead to complete the transformation. Cut to the actual show and there's barely any touching or sign of a romantic relationship between the nearly all female cast. The infamous space hugs between the naked but sparkly forms of Madoka and Homura were edited in the movie cut to be wearing white dresses. Cue Rebellion, though, and the romantic tension seems to be turned all the way up in a deliberate fandom nod, with the English dub somehow being even more shippy between the girls.
15th Oct '15 6:24:08 AM Lyner
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**** At the same time, however, Vivid also returns to this trope with Vivio saying her Mamas are "best friends". The tension is still there, but it's still left for the viewers to decide whether they're a couple with a child or best friends who just raise her together.
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