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* Ann and David Smith from ''Film/{{Mr and Mrs Smith|1941}}''.
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* Sometimes implied and joked about between rivals Eren Yeager and Jean Kirstein in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''.
* Also implied and joked about between former rivals (now friends) Kageyama Tobio and Hinata Shouyou from ''Haikyuu!!''.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Keiko Yukimura and Yusuke Urameshi in that Yusuke is definitely a JerkWithAHeartOfGold while Keiko is working to keep him on the straight and narrow. They obviously love each other (and everyone knows it) but Yusuke's jerkitude tends to keep them apart until the end. It's downplayed in that Yusuke realizes early on that he loves Keiko, and there's never really any silliness with love rivals and what not.
** Hiei and [[spoiler:Mukuro]] may also fit this trope, with TheMasochismTango that doesn't seem to dampen Hiei's interest (even Kurama notes it). Not quite the same since she's only introduced in the last arc, and their hinted attraction is too early to be a WillTheyOrWontThey. Hiei and [[spoiler:Mukuro]] are pretty much canon. They respect each other, like each other, and he brings her [[spoiler:her evil and abusive father trapped in a healing plant that Kurama specially got for such a purpose]] to torture for eternity as a present. Practically romantic for Hiei -- or, for that matter, for [[spoiler:Mukuro.]]

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* Sometimes implied %%* ''Manga/AiOreLoveMe'': Akira and joked about Mizuki.
* ''Manga/BGataHKei'' has Yamada and Kosuda. Notable in that the first [[QuestForSex plans to sleep with and then just dump the latter]] so she can then go on having [[ReallyGetsAround 100 sex friends]]. The genuine feelings she develops for Kosuda lead to most of the belligerance in the tension, as she continues to stubbornly refuse to admit that she's falling for him and frequently reacts violently to his romantic gestures (or, just as often, to his failure to produce romantic gestures when she wants them). [[spoiler:Her initial goal and most of the tension eventually fades near the end of the manga when she finally acknowledges her feelings and they enter a relatively normal relationship.]]
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', this is the usual dynamics
between rivals Eren Yeager Guts and Jean Kirstein in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''.
* Also implied
Casca pre-Eclipse. But then again, what did you expect? Guts is an [[RatedMForManly ultra-manly]], aloof and joked about between former rivals (now friends) Kageyama Tobio cocksure ByronicHero who has been RaisedByDudes. Casca is [[OneOfTheBoys the sole female in a group of mercenaries]] and Hinata Shouyou a {{Tsundere}} ActionGirl to boot. Not to mention that both ''enjoy'' fighting. Physically, of course.
* Roger and Angel and Roger and Dorothy in ''Anime/TheBigO''. Of course it's difficult to determine which is the {{Tsundere}} and which is the JerkWithAHeartOfGold, since all three characters are a bit of both...
%%* ''Manga/BlackBird'': Kyo and Misao. So much.
* [[DarkActionGirl Revy]] and [[ActionSurvivor Rock]]
from ''Haikyuu!!''.
''Manga/BlackLagoon'' take this to new extremes, seeing as she's nearly blown his head off multiple times. (Not to mention, he's slowly but surely sliding into {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry, [[MoralityChain which actually disturbs her]]).
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Keiko Yukimura
''Manga/BokuraGaIta'': Nanami and Yusuke Urameshi in that Yusuke is definitely a Yano. Nanami frequently says "Shine, baka!" ("Die, you idiot!") to Yano, whom she loves, before the two of them start dating.
%%* In ''Anime/BrainPowerd'',
JerkWithAHeartOfGold Yuu Isami and his {{Tsundere}} FieryRedhead [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend not-girlfriend]] Hime Utsumiya.
* The [[NotBloodSiblings step-sibling]] pair of Minami and Otome in ''Manga/CherryJuice'' often switch between {{flirt|yStepsiblings}}atious and belligerent moments, the latter at times involving Otome walking in on Minami
while Keiko is working to keep him on the straight and narrow. They obviously love each other (and everyone knows it) but Yusuke's jerkitude tends to keep them apart until the end. It's downplayed in that Yusuke realizes early on that he loves Keiko, and there's never really any silliness with love rivals and what not.
** Hiei and [[spoiler:Mukuro]] may also fit this trope, with TheMasochismTango that doesn't seem to dampen Hiei's interest (even Kurama notes it). Not quite the same since
she's in a compromising position, and getting a MegatonPunch for his efforts.
* ''Manga/{{Chocomimi}}'' has SpoiledBrat Mumu and {{Tsundere}} Mimi.
* Chrono and Rosette from ''Manga/ChronoCrusade''. Although Chrono isn't exactly a jerk, he does often run out of patience with [[MrViceGuy Rosette's]] [[DestructiveSavior antics]], which leads to him being often sarcastic toward her and calling her an idiot. Rosette, on the other hand, is a {{Tsundere}} through and through, and often will behave violently toward him for doing that (or even sometimes when he's not). At one point he even ends up [[DomesticAbuse laying in a pool of his own blood]]! (But [[GoodThingYouCanHeal he has regenerative powers]] so it's always PlayedForLaughs.)
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Lelouch and Kallen have this going on. She's a {{Tsundere}} JerkWithAHeartOfGold, who's having issues connecting the [[MyHeroZero heroic Zero]] with his alter ego, the JerkWithAHeartOfGold Tsundere Lelouch. She also has the distinction of being the
only introduced woman Lelouch has ever attempted to seduce, even if - or because - he was lacking any sense of self-restraint at the time. She does eventually resolve the two after hearing Nunnally reminisce over their early days and Lelouch fully committing himself to the cause, but sadly he's forced to BreakHerHeartToSaveHer when the Black Knights turn on him with her in the last arc, crossfire. Ouch.
* ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'': Jeremy
and their hinted attraction is too Ian, for most of the series. Pretty early to on Jeremy fantasizes about tasting Ian's blood in a kiss, but that may be a WillTheyOrWontThey. Hiei result of his RapeAsBackstory and [[spoiler:Mukuro]] are pretty much canon. They respect each other, like each other, BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil. However, it also appears to happen with AmbiguouslyBi Ian, and he brings her [[spoiler:her evil his obsession over Jeremy's eyebrows and abusive father trapped in a healing plant that Kurama specially got for such a purpose]] to torture for eternity as a present. Practically romantic for Hiei -- or, for that matter, for [[spoiler:Mukuro.]]his step-brother's strange behaviors.



* Kyohei and Sunako in ''Manga/TheWallflower''. In an eerily similar case to ''Manga/InuYasha'', they've had their moments, but they're not even a third of the way into the RomanceArc progression in the manga and the readers are already going, "[[EndingFatigue Let them progress! End!]] ''{{End|ingFatigue}}!''" at all the plot-stretching.
* Kyon and Haruhi in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. They're an inverted couple, in that Kyon is closer to a male {{Tsundere}}, while Haruhi is the JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Now, if only Haruhi would lose the strong belief that love is for lunatics [[CoughSnarkCough *cough]][[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream Theseus]][[GeniusBonus cough* ]] and Kyon to stop proclaiming his crush on Mikuru and admit that he wants Haruhi, after the tons of evidence he drops in his monologue. Or just [[MarryThemAll want both of them]].
* Kido and Kano in ''Manga/KagerouProject'' Although Kano LOVES flirting and annoying the heck out of Kido, which usually results in the latter beating him up painfully and Kido calling Kano "stupid", "baka", "idiot", etc, they love each other deeply and care a lot for each other. Like when Kano was shot by Kuroha, Kido was the first to rush to his side crying and cradling him in her arms. Kano was also the one who helped Kido through the times when she couldn't control her powers.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Lelouch and Kallen have this going on. She's a {{Tsundere}} JerkWithAHeartOfGold, who's having issues connecting the [[MyHeroZero heroic Zero]] with his alter ego, the JerkWithAHeartOfGold Tsundere Lelouch. She also has the distinction of being the only woman Lelouch has ever attempted to seduce, even if - or because - he was lacking any sense of self-restraint at the time. She does eventually resolve the two after hearing Nunnally reminisce over their early days and Lelouch fully committing himself to the cause, but sadly he's forced to BreakHerHeartToSaveHer when the Black Knights turn on him with her in the crossfire. Ouch.

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* Kyohei Riku ({{Tsundere}}) and Sunako in ''Manga/TheWallflower''. In an eerily similar case to ''Manga/InuYasha'', they've had their moments, but they're not even a third of Dark Mousy (JerkWithAHeartOfGold) via the way into the RomanceArc progression ForcefulKiss Dark gives Riku in the manga ''Manga/DNAngel'' and the readers are already going, "[[EndingFatigue Let them progress! End!]] ''{{End|ingFatigue}}!''" at all the plot-stretching.
* Kyon and Haruhi in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. They're an inverted couple, in that Kyon is closer to a male {{Tsundere}}, while Haruhi is the JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Now, if only Haruhi would lose the strong belief that love is for lunatics [[CoughSnarkCough *cough]][[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream Theseus]][[GeniusBonus cough* ]] and Kyon to stop proclaiming his crush on Mikuru and admit that he wants Haruhi, after the tons of evidence he drops in his monologue. Or just [[MarryThemAll want both of them]].
* Kido and Kano in ''Manga/KagerouProject'' Although Kano LOVES flirting and annoying the heck out of Kido, which usually results in the latter beating him up painfully and Kido calling Kano "stupid", "baka", "idiot", etc,
how they love each other deeply always argue and care a lot for each other. Like when Kano was shot by Kuroha, Kido was the first to rush to his side crying sometimes get along and cradling him in her arms. Kano was also the one who helped Kido through the times when she couldn't control her powers.
Dark is hinted to like Riku.
* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': Lelouch and Kallen have this going on. She's ''Anime/{{Dancougar}}'': Sara is a {{Tsundere}} JerkWithAHeartOfGold, who's having issues connecting the [[MyHeroZero heroic Zero]] with his alter ego, the JerkWithAHeartOfGold Tsundere Lelouch. She also has the distinction of being the only woman Lelouch has ever attempted to seduce, even if - or stuck in Tsun mode because - he was lacking any sense of self-restraint at the time. She does eventually her ex-boyfriend Shapiro pulled a FaceHeelTurn; and Shinobu acts like a macho jerk to try and get her attention. These issues begin to resolve once [[spoiler:Shapiro dies]] at the two after hearing Nunnally reminisce over their early days end of the TV series, and Lelouch fully committing himself to the cause, but sadly he's forced to BreakHerHeartToSaveHer when the Black Knights turn on him with her in the crossfire. Ouch.sequel OAV they finally start to move toward OfficialCouple status.
%%* Heiji and Kazuya in ''Manga/DetectiveConan''.
%%* Chiara and Rodney from ''Anime/ElementHunters''.
* [[BadAss Quarterback]] [[MagnificentBastard Hiruma]] [[PapaWolf Youichi]] and [[TeamMom Manager]] [[PetTheDog Mamori]] [[MamaBear Anezaki]] from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' are [[ShipTease hinted]] to be like this; by the end of the series a lot of their scenes together are more of the AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther kind though.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Gajeel]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Levy]] as part of their ongoing ShipTease.
** Elfman and Evergreen. They clearly have a thing for each other, but spend too much time arguing to even admit it.



* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' (more specifically ''Manga/MagicKaito'', set in the same universe with overlapping characters) has Kaito as the JerkWithAHeartOfGold and Aoko as the {{Tsundere}} -- to the point where fanart of Kaito drawn as Ranma and Aoko drawn as Akane has become fairly popular. In the series proper, Heiji and Kazuha also fit the mould.
* ''Anime/{{Mazinger}}'':
** Kouji Kabuto and Sayaka Yumi from ''Anime/MazingerZ''. He's a tactless IdiotHero, she's his {{Tsundere}} [[BattleCouple partner in crime]].
*** ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' tones it down: Sayaka is tsuntsun for everyone but Kouji and deredere for him, and Kouji's asshattery is reduced to abusing [[ButtMonkey Boss]] and making snarky comments every now and then.
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': And then you have their successors, [[JerkassWoobie Tetsuya]] / [[{{Tsundere}} Jun]]. They were somewhat more mature than Kouji and Sayaka, but Tetsuya was still arrogant and loudmouthed, and Jun had little patience for stupidity.
** In ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', Maria takes Sayaka's place as the {{Tsundere}} to Kouji's loudmouthed IdiotHero.
* ''Manga/FairyTail'':
** [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Gajeel]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Levy]] as part of their ongoing ShipTease.
** Elfman and Evergreen. They clearly have a thing for each other, but spend too much time arguing to even admit it.



* Alto Saotome and Sheryl Nome in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', a rather interesting case in that they both alternate as to who's the {{Tsundere}} and who's the JerkWithAHeartOfGold.

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* Alto Saotome ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'': Apollo and Sheryl Nome in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', a rather interesting case in that Silvia. Turns out mixing ReincarnationRomance with the usual setup causes some very odd results.
* In ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', whenever Kagura and Sougo cross paths,
they both alternate as to who's will immediately be at each other's throats, which is quite uncharacteristic from a laid-back DeadpanSnarker like Sougo. However, it's hinted many times that, in reality, Sougo has a soft spot for Kagura because [[ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou she's the {{Tsundere}} only person who can actually challenge him]] and who's he ''does'' like competing with her. Kagura, for her part, is less enthusiastic about this situation but since Sougo knows just all too well how to press her buttons, she usually responds right back at his provocations.
** And it's pretty similar between Sougo and Nobume, minus
the JerkWithAHeartOfGold.soft spot part.
%%* Kazuhara and Kirie from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''.



* Kyon and Haruhi in ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya''. They're an inverted couple, in that Kyon is closer to a male {{Tsundere}}, while Haruhi is the JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Now, if only Haruhi would lose the strong belief that love is for lunatics [[CoughSnarkCough *cough]][[Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream Theseus]][[GeniusBonus cough* ]] and Kyon to stop proclaiming his crush on Mikuru and admit that he wants Haruhi, after the tons of evidence he drops in his monologue. Or just [[MarryThemAll want both of them]].
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s own Alucard and Integra have this in spades, especially in the manga. The latter, of course, is a {{Tsundere}}.
* Kido and Kano in ''Manga/KagerouProject'' Although Kano LOVES flirting and annoying the heck out of Kido, which usually results in the latter beating him up painfully and Kido calling Kano "stupid", "baka", "idiot", etc, they love each other deeply and care a lot for each other. Like when Kano was shot by Kuroha, Kido was the first to rush to his side crying and cradling him in her arms. Kano was also the one who helped Kido through the times when she couldn't control her powers.
* Tomoe and Nanami from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss''. Tomoe is a definite JerkWithAHeartOfGold while Nanami is very ''deredere''. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt It is obvious]] to several other characters in the series that they like each other and Nanami doesn't bother to hide the fact she has feelings for Tomoe, but Tomoe has some real problems admitting his feelings about Nanami.
* ''Manga/KangokuGakuen'': Main Character Kiyoshi and antagonist Hana. Oh my goodness me, yes.
%%* Lal and Colonello appear as sort of this in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''.
* Ayano and Kazuma from ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'', full stop. She's a full-blown {{Tsundere}}, he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who LOVES to tease her.



* Yuuji Kagura and Kazuki Arisaka in ''Manga/TonaGura''. While Yuuji will take his beatdown when he has it coming (and he often does, even past animanga standards), he will be vociferous in telling off Kazuki when she has it wrong (and she often does). Both can be jerks, and both can be tsunderes, though it more or less settles traditionally based on gender.
* Kamille Bidan and Fa Yuiri from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]''. To the point that the ''Argama's'' crew calls their constant bickering their "hobby". They also mention it when Kamille kisses Fa after a rather tiring battle and tells her that they should reconsider their mutual interaction since he's getting tired of the fighting.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Jonouchi and Mai alternate between positions. Mai begins as arrogant and condescending towards Jonouchi, but her mind begins to change after he beats her in a duel. However, being tsundere, she never admits to having any feelings for him. Jonouchi himself often tries to pick fights with her, but will fight tooth-and-nail to save her.
* Roger and Angel and Roger and Dorothy in ''Anime/TheBigO''. Of course it's difficult to determine which is the {{Tsundere}} and which is the JerkWithAHeartOfGold, since all three characters are a bit of both...
* ''Anime/{{Dancougar}}'': Sara is a {{Tsundere}} who's stuck in Tsun mode because her ex-boyfriend Shapiro pulled a FaceHeelTurn; and Shinobu acts like a macho jerk to try and get her attention. These issues begin to resolve once [[spoiler:Shapiro dies]] at the end of the TV series, and in the sequel OAV they finally start to move toward OfficialCouple status.
* Usagi, the bubbly and easily-angered heroine of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' loves Mamoru, the cool and snarky hero. In a twist, they're [[ReincarnationRomance reincarnated, destined lovers]] and the tension between them dies almost completely after the first arc's reveal.
* Kei and Hayato from ''Manga/ProjectARMS''. Possibly best summed up when the group is crawling through a tunnel. Hayato coments on the lovely view (of Kei's rear) and Kei gives him a good kick in the face.
* Only a ShipTease instead of an actual couple, but ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} TRY'' has Filia Ul Copt and Xellos. Filia is a HolierThanThou {{Tsundere}}, Xellos is an AffablyEvil TokenEvilTeammate LovableTraitor and MagnificentBastard. For extra 'spice', Filia is a Golden Dragon, a race that is ([[spoiler: or, rather, believes itself to be]]) [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Always]] LawfulGood, while Xellos is a Mazoku, which '''are''' AlwaysChaoticEvil... also, during the last war between their two races, Xellos single-handedly killed thousands of Golden Dragons.
* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' has Domon Kasshu as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who later evolves into a {{Tsundere}}. His partner Rain Mikamura is a {{Tsundere}}, being the [[ProperLady perfect lady]] unless she's dealing with ''him''.
%%* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'''s Harima & Eri.
* Chiara and Rodney from ''Anime/ElementHunters''.

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* Yuuji Kagura Alto Saotome and Kazuki Arisaka Sheryl Nome in ''Manga/TonaGura''. While Yuuji will take his beatdown when he has it coming (and he often does, even past animanga standards), he will be vociferous in telling off Kazuki when she has it wrong (and she often does). Both can be jerks, and both can be tsunderes, though it more or less settles traditionally based on gender.
* Kamille Bidan and Fa Yuiri from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]''. To the point that the ''Argama's'' crew calls their constant bickering their "hobby". They also mention it when Kamille kisses Fa after
''Anime/MacrossFrontier'', a rather tiring battle and tells her interesting case in that they should reconsider their mutual interaction since he's getting tired of the fighting.
* ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Jonouchi and Mai
both alternate between positions. Mai begins as arrogant and condescending towards Jonouchi, but her mind begins to change after he beats her in a duel. However, being tsundere, she never admits to having any feelings for him. Jonouchi himself often tries to pick fights with her, but will fight tooth-and-nail to save her.
* Roger and Angel and Roger and Dorothy in ''Anime/TheBigO''. Of course it's difficult to determine which is
who's the {{Tsundere}} and which is the JerkWithAHeartOfGold, since all three characters are a bit of both...
* ''Anime/{{Dancougar}}'': Sara is a {{Tsundere}}
who's stuck in Tsun mode because her ex-boyfriend Shapiro pulled a FaceHeelTurn; and Shinobu acts like a macho jerk to try and get her attention. These issues begin to resolve once [[spoiler:Shapiro dies]] at the end of JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
* ''Manga/MagicKaito'' has Kaito as
the TV series, and in the sequel OAV they finally start to move toward OfficialCouple status.
* Usagi, the bubbly and easily-angered heroine of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' loves Mamoru, the cool and snarky hero. In a twist, they're [[ReincarnationRomance reincarnated, destined lovers]] and the tension between them dies almost completely after the first arc's reveal.
* Kei and Hayato from ''Manga/ProjectARMS''. Possibly best summed up when the group is crawling through a tunnel. Hayato coments on the lovely view (of Kei's rear) and Kei gives him a good kick in the face.
* Only a ShipTease instead of an actual couple, but ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} TRY'' has Filia Ul Copt and Xellos. Filia is a HolierThanThou {{Tsundere}}, Xellos is an AffablyEvil TokenEvilTeammate LovableTraitor and MagnificentBastard. For extra 'spice', Filia is a Golden Dragon, a race that is ([[spoiler: or, rather, believes itself to be]]) [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Always]] LawfulGood, while Xellos is a Mazoku, which '''are''' AlwaysChaoticEvil... also, during the last war between their two races, Xellos single-handedly killed thousands of Golden Dragons.
* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' has Domon Kasshu as a
JerkWithAHeartOfGold who later evolves into a {{Tsundere}}. His partner Rain Mikamura and Aoko as the {{Tsundere}} -- to the point where fanart of Kaito drawn as Ranma and Aoko drawn as Akane has become fairly popular.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Kotaro and Natsumi are well on their way to becoming one of these. Natsumi
is a {{Tsundere}}, {{Tsundere}} who has a thing for Kotaro and he's a kid and an ObliviousToLove JerkWithAHeartOfGold. [[spoiler: They end up married in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.]]
** Flashbacks reveal that Negi's parents, Nagi and [[spoiler:Princess Arika]], had this in spades with his dad
being the [[ProperLady perfect lady]] unless she's dealing with ''him''.
%%* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'''s Harima & Eri.
* Chiara
an IdiotHero and Rodney from ''Anime/ElementHunters''.ChivalrousPervert and his mom being a {{Tsundere}}.



%%* This is how Yuu and Miki from ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'' started, switching to FlirtyStepsiblings later.
* ''Anime/{{Mazinger}}'':
** Kouji Kabuto and Sayaka Yumi from ''Anime/MazingerZ''. He's a tactless IdiotHero, she's his {{Tsundere}} [[BattleCouple partner in crime]].
*** ''Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}}'' tones it down: Sayaka is tsuntsun for everyone but Kouji and deredere for him, and Kouji's asshattery is reduced to abusing [[ButtMonkey Boss]] and making snarky comments every now and then.
** ''Anime/GreatMazinger'': And then you have their successors, [[JerkassWoobie Tetsuya]] / [[{{Tsundere}} Jun]]. They were somewhat more mature than Kouji and Sayaka, but Tetsuya was still arrogant and loudmouthed, and Jun had little patience for stupidity.
** In ''Anime/UFORoboGrendizer'', Maria takes Sayaka's place as the {{Tsundere}} to Kouji's loudmouthed IdiotHero.
* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' has Domon Kasshu as a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who later evolves into a {{Tsundere}}. His partner Rain Mikamura is a {{Tsundere}}, being the [[ProperLady perfect lady]] unless she's dealing with ''him''.
* Being the GenreDeconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' at Episode 6B, ''The Rift That Looked Like {{Red String|OfFate}}'', deconstructs the concept when WrongGenreSavvy TokenMiniMoe Wakana assumes 24 year old Kakuro is the {{Tsundere}} and 20 year old Miki is the JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Reality is that Kankuro is the UnknownRival seeking revenge on SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp Miki, that he is not looking for Miki's attention, only for revenge, and that two {{Arrogant Kung Fu Guy}}s who are still fighting at his adulthood to solve his problems cannot had any sexual tension at all, because they would [[ManChild obviously lack the maturity to fall in love with someone else]].



* ''Manga/{{Chocomimi}}'' has SpoiledBrat Mumu and {{Tsundere}} Mimi.
%%* Kazuhara and Kirie from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''.
* Ayano and Kazuma from ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'', full stop. She's a full-blown {{Tsundere}}, he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who LOVES to tease her.

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* ''Manga/{{Chocomimi}}'' has SpoiledBrat Mumu and ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** BrilliantButLazy Shikamaru with
{{Tsundere}} Mimi.
%%* Kazuhara
[[WarriorPrince Warrior Princess]] Temari. The funny thing is that it's ''[[GenerationXerox genetic]]'' -- Shikamaru's own father Shikaku, who's every bit as lazy as his son, has this in ''spades'' with his nagging wife Yoshino. [[spoiler:Of course, in the epilogue, Shika's married to Temari, with a lazy son to boot as well]].
** AxCrazy {{Jerkass}} KnifeNut Suigetsu
and Kirie [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous]] extreme {{Tsundere}} Karin from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''.
* Ayano and Kazuma from ''LightNovel/KazeNoStigma'', full stop. She's a full-blown {{Tsundere}}, he's a JerkWithAHeartOfGold who
Team Taka are ''constantly'' at each others throats. Suigetsu LOVES to tease her.interupt any alone time Karin tries to get with [[AllGirlsWantbadBoys Sasuke]]. He's even called her "kind of cute" once! [[spoiler:Karin ends up [[DidNotGetTheGirl not hooking up with Sasuke]] and is still in contact with Suigetsu in the epilogue.]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka Langley Soryu]] [[HeroesWantRedheads and]] [[SociallyAwkwardHero Shinji Ikari]]. EveryoneCanSeeIt. Even TOJI can see it: Asuka starts chewing out Shinji for not bringing their lunches, while he tries to get his side in. Toji tosses off a remark that they're arguing LikeAnOldMarriedCouple. Cue double LuminescentBlush (they HAD kissed not many days earlier), then simultaneous denial in perfect stereo. But due to their personality problems, neither can actually tell the other, leading to... well, TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Luckily, many fanfiction authors go out of their way to fix these problems. So did the canon author in the Rebuild series; her {{Tsundere}} and his ShrinkingViolet tendencies are toned down considerably.
* ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'': Raku and Chitoge are all about this trope, with an additional twist: [[TheBeard they have to pretend that they are dating]] to stop a violent gang war from occurring (ItMakesSenseInContext).



* Chrono and Rosette from ''ChronoCrusade''. Although Chrono isn't exactly a jerk, he does often run out of patience with [[MrViceGuy Rosette's]] [[DestructiveSavior antics]], which leads to him being often sarcastic toward her and calling her an idiot. Rosette, on the other hand, is a {{Tsundere}} through and through, and often will behave violently toward him for doing that (or even sometimes when he's not). At one point he even ends up [[DomesticAbuse laying in a pool of his own blood]]! (But [[GoodThingYouCanHeal he has regenerative powers]] so it's always PlayedForLaughs.)
* [[DarkActionGirl Revy]] and [[ActionSurvivor Rock]] from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' take this to new extremes, seeing as she's nearly blown his head off multiple times. (Not to mention, he's slowly but surely sliding into {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry, [[MoralityChain which actually disturbs her]]).
* ''Manga/BGataHKei'' has Yamada and Kosuda. Notable in that the first [[QuestForSex plans to sleep with and then just dump the latter]] so she can then go on having [[ReallyGetsAround 100 sex friends]]. The genuine feelings she develops for Kosuda lead to most of the belligerance in the tension, as she continues to stubbornly refuse to admit that she's falling for him and frequently reacts violently to his romantic gestures (or, just as often, to his failure to produce romantic gestures when she wants them). [[spoiler:Her initial goal and most of the tension eventually fades near the end of the manga when she finally acknowledges her feelings and they enter a relatively normal relationship.]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Kotaro and Natsumi are well on their way to becoming one of these. Natsumi is a {{Tsundere}} who has a thing for Kotaro and he's a kid and an ObliviousToLove JerkWithAHeartOfGold. [[spoiler: They end up married in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.]]
** Flashbacks reveal that Negi's parents, Nagi and [[spoiler:Princess Arika]], had this in spades with his dad being an IdiotHero and ChivalrousPervert and his mom being a {{Tsundere}}.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka Langley Soryu]] [[HeroesWantRedheads and]] [[SociallyAwkwardHero Shinji Ikari]]. EveryoneCanSeeIt. Even TOJI can see it: Asuka starts chewing out Shinji for not bringing their lunches, while he tries to get his side in. Toji tosses off a remark that they're arguing LikeAnOldMarriedCouple. Cue double LuminescentBlush (they HAD kissed not many days earlier), then simultaneous denial in perfect stereo. But due to their personality problems, neither can actually tell the other, leading to... well, TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Luckily, many fanfiction authors go out of their way to fix these problems. So did the canon author in the Rebuild series; her {{Tsundere}} and his ShrinkingViolet tendencies are toned down considerably.
%%* PuppyLove version: Horio (JerkWithAHeartOfGold) and Tomoka ({{Tsundere}}) from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''.
%%* In ''Anime/BrainPowerd'', JerkWithAHeartOfGold Yuu Isami and his {{Tsundere}} FieryRedhead [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend not-girlfriend]] Hime Utsumiya.
* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** Ash and Misty, so much.

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* Chrono ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': Jordy and Rosette from ''ChronoCrusade''. Although Chrono isn't exactly a jerk, he does often run out of patience with [[MrViceGuy Rosette's]] [[DestructiveSavior antics]], which leads to him being often sarcastic toward her and calling her an idiot. Rosette, on the other hand, is a {{Tsundere}} through and through, and often will behave violently toward him Chururu fought constantly since they met for doing that (or even sometimes when he's not). At one point he even ends up [[DomesticAbuse laying in a pool of his own blood]]! (But [[GoodThingYouCanHeal he has regenerative powers]] so it's always PlayedForLaughs.)
* [[DarkActionGirl Revy]] and [[ActionSurvivor Rock]] from ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' take this to new extremes, seeing as she's nearly blown his head off multiple times. (Not to mention, he's slowly but surely sliding into {{Magnificent Bastard}}ry, [[MoralityChain which actually disturbs her]]).
* ''Manga/BGataHKei'' has Yamada and Kosuda. Notable in that the
first [[QuestForSex plans to sleep with and then just dump the latter]] so she can then go on having [[ReallyGetsAround 100 sex friends]]. The genuine feelings she develops for Kosuda lead to most time, but they were very fond of the belligerance in the tension, as she continues to stubbornly refuse to admit that she's falling for him and frequently reacts violently to his romantic gestures (or, just as often, to his failure to produce romantic gestures when she wants them). [[spoiler:Her initial goal and most of the tension eventually fades near the end of the manga when she finally acknowledges her feelings each other, and they enter got together after a relatively normal relationship.]]
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'':
** Kotaro
while.
%%* Momo ({{Tsundere}})
and Natsumi are well on their way to becoming one of these. Natsumi is a {{Tsundere}} who has a thing for Kotaro and he's a kid and an ObliviousToLove JerkWithAHeartOfGold. [[spoiler: They end up married in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.]]
** Flashbacks reveal that Negi's parents, Nagi and [[spoiler:Princess Arika]], had this in spades with his dad being an IdiotHero and ChivalrousPervert and his mom being a {{Tsundere}}.
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka Langley Soryu]] [[HeroesWantRedheads and]] [[SociallyAwkwardHero Shinji Ikari]]. EveryoneCanSeeIt. Even TOJI can see it: Asuka starts chewing out Shinji for not bringing their lunches, while he tries to get his side in. Toji tosses off a remark that they're arguing LikeAnOldMarriedCouple. Cue double LuminescentBlush (they HAD kissed not many days earlier), then simultaneous denial in perfect stereo. But due to their personality problems, neither can actually tell the other, leading to... well, TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt. Luckily, many fanfiction authors go out of their way to fix these problems. So did the canon author in the Rebuild series; her {{Tsundere}} and his ShrinkingViolet tendencies are toned down considerably.
%%* PuppyLove version: Horio
Kairi (JerkWithAHeartOfGold) and Tomoka ({{Tsundere}}) from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''.
in ''Manga/PeachGirl''.
%%* In ''Anime/BrainPowerd'', JerkWithAHeartOfGold Yuu Isami and his {{Tsundere}} FieryRedhead [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend not-girlfriend]] Hime Utsumiya.
*
''Anime/{{Pokemon}}''
** %%** Ash and Misty, so much.Misty.



%%* PuppyLove version: Horio (JerkWithAHeartOfGold) and Tomoka ({{Tsundere}}) from ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis''.
* Kei and Hayato from ''Manga/ProjectARMS''. Possibly best summed up when the group is crawling through a tunnel. Hayato coments on the lovely view (of Kei's rear) and Kei gives him a good kick in the face.
%%* Nakaba and Caesar from ''Manga/ReimeiNoArcana''.
* The ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' prequel ''To Rule Flame'', surprisingly, plays this almost completely straight with none other than [[spoiler: [[MagnificentBastard Makoto Shishio]] [[UnholyMatrimony and]] [[DarkMistress Yumi Komagata]] ]]. She is a very sharp-tongued beauty [[spoiler: and the most expensive HighClassCallGirl in Yoshiwara, then Tokyo/Edo's most famous RedLightDistrict]], whereas he is among the very few men who not only don't flinch at her ascorbic words, but can verbally give as good as he gets. [[spoiler: Their dynamics change into the MadLove the reader/viewer knows once Yumi's sister-like friends become her {{Cynicism Catalyst}}s and she decides to [[PleaseIWillDoAnything offer herself to Shishio]] as his mistress in exchange for him and the Juppongatana executing the ones to blame.]]
* Usagi, the bubbly and easily-angered heroine of ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' loves Mamoru, the cool and snarky hero. In a twist, they're [[ReincarnationRomance reincarnated, destined lovers]] and the tension between them dies almost completely after the first arc's reveal.
%%* ''Manga/SchoolRumble'''s Harima & Eri.
* [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Takano]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Ritsu]] from ''Manga/SekaiichiHatsukoi'' with a mix of SlapSlapKiss. Episode starts, they're fighting at work, later on in the episode, they're still fighting after work and then at the end, they slowly try to understand each other near the end of the episode. Rinse and repeat at the very end when Takano blows his chance every time Ritsu is close to admitting that he likes Takano.
* Only a ShipTease instead of an actual couple, but ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}} TRY'' has Filia Ul Copt and Xellos. Filia is a HolierThanThou {{Tsundere}}, Xellos is an AffablyEvil TokenEvilTeammate LovableTraitor and MagnificentBastard. For extra 'spice', Filia is a Golden Dragon, a race that is ([[spoiler: or, rather, believes itself to be]]) [[AlwaysChaoticEvil Always]] LawfulGood, while Xellos is a Mazoku, which '''are''' AlwaysChaoticEvil... also, during the last war between their two races, Xellos single-handedly killed thousands of Golden Dragons.
* Knuckles the Echidna (JerkWithAHeartOfGold) and Rouge the Bat ({{Tsundere}}) (a case of InterspeciesRomance) from ''Anime/SonicX''. Just watch almost any episode where they're in the same place and you'll know what I mean. Episodes 12, 13, 39, 52, and 54 are good examples of this (episode 52 being the best example).
* In ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' this is the kind of relationship between Okabe and Kurisu.
%%* ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'': Much of the interaction between Tsubomi and Yaya hints at this.
%%* [[YaoiGuys Yoru and Ran and Sora and Sunao]] in ''LightNovel/{{Sukisho}}''.
* In ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', the relationship between Aya and Wakatake can be categorized as this. Wakatake is brash, impatient and InnocentlyInsensitive to the point that Aya decided to [[HeyYou call him without any honorifics]], but it's also the only pair where both have gone {{Green Eyed|Monster}} to each other--in episode 5, Aya found herself in jealousy when she finds Wakatake have recently been dumped, and in episode 13, Wakatake (together with the rest of the TheTeam) are obviously jealous when they know Aya is far closer to Sunahara than they think (i.e. a former classmate).



* In the second drama CD of ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', [[{{Tsundere}} Karina]] tells [[TallDarkAndSnarky Barnaby]] that she's fully aware that this trope tends to occur between people like them, and that [[DefiedTrope she has every intention of making sure that doesn't happen]], because there's ''[[TemptingFate no way]]'' [[TemptingFate she could]] ''[[TemptingFate possibly]]'' [[TemptingFate fall in love with such a]] {{Jerkass}}. [[spoiler:No surprise to anyone, she then proceeds to fall in love... [[SubvertedTrope with Barnaby's partner, Kotetsu]]]].
* Yuuji Kagura and Kazuki Arisaka in ''Manga/{{Tonagura}}''. While Yuuji will take his beatdown when he has it coming (and he often does, even past animanga standards), he will be vociferous in telling off Kazuki when she has it wrong (and she often does). Both can be jerks, and both can be tsunderes, though it more or less settles traditionally based on gender.



* [[BadAss Quarterback]] [[MagnificentBastard Hiruma]] [[PapaWolf Youichi]] and [[TeamMom Manager]] [[PetTheDog Mamori]] [[MamaBear Anezaki]] from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' are [[ShipTease hinted]] to be like this; by the end of the series a lot of their scenes together are more of the AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther kind though.
* The [[NotBloodSiblings step-sibling]] pair of Minami and Otome in ''Manga/CherryJuice'' often switch between {{flirt|yStepsiblings}}atious and belligerent moments, the latter at times involving Otome walking in on Minami while she's in a compromising position, and getting a MegatonPunch for his efforts.
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', this is the usual dynamics between Guts and Casca pre-Eclipse. But then again, what did you expect? Guts is an [[RatedMForManly ultra-manly]], aloof and cocksure ByronicHero who has been RaisedByDudes. Casca is [[OneOfTheBoys the sole female in a group of mercenaries]] and a {{Tsundere}} ActionGirl to boot. Not to mention that both ''enjoy'' fighting. Physically, of course.
* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'': Apollo and Silvia. Turns out mixing ReincarnationRomance with the usual setup causes some very odd results.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s own Alucard and Integra have this in spades, especially in the manga. The latter, of course, is a {{Tsundere}}.
* In the second drama CD of ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', [[{{Tsundere}} Karina]] tells [[TallDarkAndSnarky Barnaby]] that she's fully aware that this trope tends to occur between people like them, and that [[DefiedTrope she has every intention of making sure that doesn't happen]], because there's ''[[TemptingFate no way]]'' [[TemptingFate she could]] ''[[TemptingFate possibly]]'' [[TemptingFate fall in love with such a]] {{Jerkass}}. [[spoiler:No surprise to anyone, she then proceeds to fall in love... [[SubvertedTrope with Barnaby's partner, Kotetsu]]]].
* Knuckles the Echidna (JerkWithAHeartOfGold) and Rouge the Bat ({{Tsundere}}) (a case of InterspeciesRomance) from ''Anime/SonicX''. Just watch almost any episode where they're in the same place and you'll know what I mean. Episodes 12, 13, 39, 52, and 54 are good examples of this (episode 52 being the best example).
%%* [[YaoiGuys Yoru and Ran and Sora and Sunao]] in ''LightNovel/{{Sukisho}}''.
* In ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' this is the kind of relationship between Okabe and Kurisu.

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* [[BadAss Quarterback]] [[MagnificentBastard Hiruma]] [[PapaWolf Youichi]] ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Keiko Yukimura
and [[TeamMom Manager]] [[PetTheDog Mamori]] [[MamaBear Anezaki]] from ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}'' are [[ShipTease hinted]] to be like this; by the end of the series a lot of their scenes together are more of the AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther kind though.
* The [[NotBloodSiblings step-sibling]] pair of Minami and Otome
Yusuke Urameshi in ''Manga/CherryJuice'' often switch between {{flirt|yStepsiblings}}atious and belligerent moments, the latter at times involving Otome walking in on Minami that Yusuke is definitely a JerkWithAHeartOfGold while she's in a compromising position, Keiko is working to keep him on the straight and getting a MegatonPunch for his efforts.
* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', this is the usual dynamics between Guts and Casca pre-Eclipse. But then again, what did you expect? Guts is an [[RatedMForManly ultra-manly]], aloof and cocksure ByronicHero who has been RaisedByDudes. Casca is [[OneOfTheBoys the sole female in a group of mercenaries]] and a {{Tsundere}} ActionGirl to boot. Not to mention that both ''enjoy'' fighting. Physically, of course.
* ''Anime/GenesisOfAquarion'': Apollo and Silvia. Turns out mixing ReincarnationRomance with the usual setup causes some very odd results.
* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'''s own Alucard and Integra have this in spades, especially in the manga. The latter, of course, is a {{Tsundere}}.
* In the second drama CD of ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', [[{{Tsundere}} Karina]] tells [[TallDarkAndSnarky Barnaby]] that she's fully aware that this trope
narrow. They obviously love each other (and everyone knows it) but Yusuke's jerkitude tends to occur between people like them, and keep them apart until the end. It's downplayed in that [[DefiedTrope she has every intention of making sure Yusuke realizes early on that he loves Keiko, and there's never really any silliness with love rivals and what not.
** Hiei and [[spoiler:Mukuro]] may also fit this trope, with TheMasochismTango
that doesn't happen]], because there's ''[[TemptingFate no way]]'' [[TemptingFate she could]] ''[[TemptingFate possibly]]'' [[TemptingFate fall seem to dampen Hiei's interest (even Kurama notes it). Not quite the same since she's only introduced in love with the last arc, and their hinted attraction is too early to be a WillTheyOrWontThey. Hiei and [[spoiler:Mukuro]] are pretty much canon. They respect each other, like each other, and he brings her [[spoiler:her evil and abusive father trapped in a healing plant that Kurama specially got for such a]] {{Jerkass}}. [[spoiler:No surprise a purpose]] to anyone, she then proceeds to fall in love... [[SubvertedTrope with Barnaby's partner, Kotetsu]]]].
torture for eternity as a present. Practically romantic for Hiei -- or, for that matter, for [[spoiler:Mukuro.]]
* Knuckles the Echidna (JerkWithAHeartOfGold) Kyohei and Rouge the Bat ({{Tsundere}}) (a Sunako in ''Manga/TheWallflower''. In an eerily similar case of InterspeciesRomance) from ''Anime/SonicX''. Just watch almost any episode where to ''Manga/InuYasha'', they've had their moments, but they're not even a third of the way into the RomanceArc progression in the same place manga and you'll know what I mean. Episodes 12, 13, 39, 52, and 54 the readers are good examples of this (episode 52 being already going, "[[EndingFatigue Let them progress! End!]] ''{{End|ingFatigue}}!''" at all the best example).
%%* [[YaoiGuys Yoru and Ran and Sora and Sunao]] in ''LightNovel/{{Sukisho}}''.
* In ''VisualNovel/SteinsGate'' this is the kind of relationship between Okabe and Kurisu.
plot-stretching.



%%* Lal and Colonello appear as sort of this in ''Manga/KatekyoHitmanReborn''.
%%* Nakaba and Caesar from ''Manga/ReimeiNoArcana''.
* [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Takano]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Ritsu]] from ''Manga/SekaiichiHatsukoi'' with a mix of SlapSlapKiss. Episode starts, they're fighting at work, later on in the episode, they're still fighting after work and then at the end, they slowly try to understand each other near the end of the episode. Rinse and repeat at the very end when Takano blows his chance every time Ritsu is close to admitting that he likes Takano.
%%* Momo ({{Tsundere}}) and Kairi (JerkWithAHeartOfGold) in ''Manga/PeachGirl''.
%%* ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'': Much of the interaction between Tsubomi and Yaya hints at this.
* Riku ({{Tsundere}}) and Dark Mousy (JerkWithAHeartOfGold) via the ForcefulKiss Dark gives Riku in ''Manga/DNAngel'' and how they always argue and sometimes get along and Dark is hinted to like Riku.
* Tomoe and Nanami from ''Manga/KamisamaKiss''. Tomoe is a definite JerkWithAHeartOfGold while Nanami is very ''deredere''. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt It is obvious]] to several other characters in the series that they like each other and Nanami doesn't bother to hide the fact she has feelings for Tomoe, but Tomoe has some real problems admitting his feelings about Nanami.
%%* ''Manga/BlackBird'': Kyo and Misao. So much.
* ''Manga/BokuraGaIta'': Nanami and Yano. Nanami frequently says "Shine, baka!" ("Die, you idiot!") to Yano, whom she loves, before the two of them start dating.
%%* ''Manga/AiOreLoveMe'': Akira and Mizuki.
* ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'': Raku and Chitoge are all about this trope, with an additional twist: [[TheBeard they have to pretend that they are dating]] to stop a violent gang war from occurring (ItMakesSenseInContext).
%%* This is how Yuu and Miki from Manga/MarmaladeBoy started, switching to FlirtyStepsiblings later.
* ''Manga/ACruelGodReigns'': Jeremy and Ian, for most of the series. Pretty early on Jeremy fantasizes about tasting Ian's blood in a kiss, but that may be a result of his RapeAsBackstory and BeingTorturedMakesYouEvil. However, it also appears to happen with AmbiguouslyBi Ian, and his obsession over Jeremy's eyebrows and his step-brother's strange behaviors.
* Being the GenreDeconstruction of the FightingSeries PlayedForLaughs, ''Manga/MutekiKanbanMusume'' at Episode 6B, ''The Rift That Looked Like {{Red String|OfFate}}'', deconstructs the concept when WrongGenreSavvy TokenMiniMoe Wakana assumes 24 year old Kakuro is the {{Tsundere}} and 20 year old Miki is the JerkWithAHeartOfGold. Reality is that Kankuro is the UnknownRival seeking revenge on SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp Miki, that he is not looking for Miki's attention, only for revenge, and that two {{Arrogant Kung Fu Guy}}s who are still fighting at his adulthood to solve his problems cannot had any sexual tension at all, because they would [[ManChild obviously lack the maturity to fall in love with someone else]].
* In ''Manga/{{Gintama}}'', whenever Kagura and Sougo cross paths, they will immediately be at each other's throats, which is quite uncharacteristic from a laid-back DeadpanSnarker like Sougo. However, it's hinted many times that, in reality, Sougo has a soft spot for Kagura because [[ILoveYouBecauseICantControlYou she's the only person who can actually challenge him]] and he ''does'' like competing with her. Kagura, for her part, is less enthusiastic about this situation but since Sougo knows just all too well how to press her buttons, she usually responds right back at his provocations.
** And it's pretty similar between Sougo and Nobume, minus the soft spot part.
* There is a lot of belligerent sexual tension between the two main characters in ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime''.
* ''Manga/KangokuGakuen'': Main Character Kiyoshi and antagonist Hana. Oh my goodness me, yes.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** BrilliantButLazy Shikamaru with {{Tsundere}} [[WarriorPrince Warrior Princess]] Temari. The funny thing is that it's ''[[GenerationXerox genetic]]'' -- Shikamaru's own father Shikaku, who's every bit as lazy as his son, has this in ''spades'' with his nagging wife Yoshino. [[spoiler:Of course, in the epilogue, Shika's married to Temari, with a lazy son to boot as well]].
** AxCrazy {{Jerkass}} KnifeNut Suigetsu and [[ClingyJealousGirl Clingy Jealous]] extreme {{Tsundere}} Karin from Team Taka are ''constantly'' at each others throats. Suigetsu LOVES to interupt any alone time Karin tries to get with [[AllGirlsWantbadBoys Sasuke]]. He's even called her "kind of cute" once! [[spoiler:Karin ends up [[DidNotGetTheGirl not hooking up with Sasuke]] and is still in contact with Suigetsu in the epilogue.]]



* The ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' prequel ''To Rule Flame'', surprisingly, plays this almost completely straight with none other than [[spoiler: [[MagnificentBastard Makoto Shishio]] [[UnholyMatrimony and]] [[DarkMistress Yumi Komagata]] ]]. She is a very sharp-tongued beauty [[spoiler: and the most expensive HighClassCallGirl in Yoshiwara, then Tokyo/Edo's most famous RedLightDistrict]], whereas he is among the very few men who not only don't flinch at her ascorbic words, but can verbally give as good as he gets. [[spoiler: Their dynamics change into the MadLove the reader/viewer knows once Yumi's sister-like friends become her {{Cynicism Catalyst}}s and she decides to [[PleaseIWillDoAnything offer herself to Shishio]] as his mistress in exchange for him and the Juppongatana executing the ones to blame.]]
* In ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', the relationship between Aya and Wakatake can be categorized as this. Wakatake is brash, impatient and InnocentlyInsensitive to the point that Aya decided to [[HeyYou call him without any honorifics]], but it's also the only pair where both have gone {{Green Eyed|Monster}} to each other--in episode 5, Aya found herself in jealousy when she finds Wakatake have recently been dumped, and in episode 13, Wakatake (together with the rest of the TheTeam) are obviously jealous when they know Aya is far closer to Sunahara than they think (i.e. a former classmate).
* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': Jordy and Chururu fought constantly since they met for first time, but they were very fond of each other, and they got together after a while.

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* The ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' prequel ''To Rule Flame'', surprisingly, plays this almost completely straight with none other than [[spoiler: [[MagnificentBastard Makoto Shishio]] [[UnholyMatrimony and]] [[DarkMistress Yumi Komagata]] ]]. She is a very sharp-tongued beauty [[spoiler: ''Anime/YuGiOh'': Jonouchi and the most expensive HighClassCallGirl in Yoshiwara, then Tokyo/Edo's most famous RedLightDistrict]], whereas he is among the very few men who not only don't flinch at her ascorbic words, but can verbally give as good as he gets. [[spoiler: Their dynamics change into the MadLove the reader/viewer knows once Yumi's sister-like friends become her {{Cynicism Catalyst}}s and she decides to [[PleaseIWillDoAnything offer herself to Shishio]] as his mistress in exchange for him and the Juppongatana executing the ones to blame.]]
* In ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', the relationship
Mai alternate between Aya positions. Mai begins as arrogant and Wakatake can be categorized as this. Wakatake is brash, impatient condescending towards Jonouchi, but her mind begins to change after he beats her in a duel. However, being tsundere, she never admits to having any feelings for him. Jonouchi himself often tries to pick fights with her, but will fight tooth-and-nail to save her.
* Kamille Bidan
and InnocentlyInsensitive to Fa Yuiri from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam Zeta Gundam]]''. To the point that Aya decided to [[HeyYou call him without any honorifics]], but it's the ''Argama's'' crew calls their constant bickering their "hobby". They also the only pair where both have gone {{Green Eyed|Monster}} to each other--in episode 5, Aya found herself in jealousy mention it when she finds Wakatake have recently been dumped, and in episode 13, Wakatake (together with the rest of the TheTeam) are obviously jealous when they know Aya is far closer to Sunahara than they think (i.e. a former classmate).
* ''Anime/PanzerWorldGalient'': Jordy and Chururu fought constantly since they met for first time, but they were very fond of each other, and they got together
Kamille kisses Fa after a while.rather tiring battle and tells her that they should reconsider their mutual interaction since he's getting tired of the fighting.


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* There is a lot of belligerent sexual tension between the two main characters in ''Anime/TheGirlWhoLeaptThroughTime''.
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%%* This is how Yuu and Miki from MarmaladeBoy started, switching to FlirtyStepsiblings later.

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%%* This is how Yuu and Miki from MarmaladeBoy Manga/MarmaladeBoy started, switching to FlirtyStepsiblings later.
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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''
** Arnold and Helga. Although Arnold is definitely not a jerk, [[LovingBully Helga's constant bullying]] has made him hostile towards her (or at least as much as he can be) and Helga is one of the greatest {{Tsundere}}s you will ever see.
** Grandpa Phil admitted to having a similar experience with a girl in his youth. The girl is Arnold's grandmother.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''
** Arnold
%%* Jonesy and Helga. Although Arnold is definitely not a jerk, [[LovingBully Helga's constant bullying]] has made him hostile towards her (or at least as much as he can be) and Helga is one Nikki of the greatest {{Tsundere}}s you will ever see.
** Grandpa Phil admitted to having a similar experience with a girl in his youth. The girl is Arnold's grandmother.
''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}''.



%%* Linka and Wheeler of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''.
%%* Mung and Truffles from ''{{Chowder}}''. Justified since they're married.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'': Sprx being the JerkWithAHeartOfGold and Nova as the {{Tsundere}}. Sprx flirting and getting punched by Nova is one of the series' biggest {{running gag}}s.
%%* Jonesy and Nikki of ''WesternAnimation/{{Sixteen}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' Heather and Alejandro in ''World Tour''. Both have met their manipulative match and sparks are flying.
** [[spoiler: Stephanie and Ryan]] from the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' are this [[spoiler: when their break-up is ending and they're close to reigniting their relationship.]] They still yell, snark and belittle each other but a few compliments and double entendres slip in as well, signifying this.
%%* Fin and Reef of ''WesternAnimation/{{Stoked}}''.
* Link and Zelda in the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' animated series. This relationship was the {{Trope Namer|s}} for WellExcuseMePrincess
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': According to [[WordOfGod Greg Weisman]] himself, Brooklyn and [[spoiler:his mate Katana]]'s relationship -- at least early on -- was described as a gargoyle version of ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'''s Beatrice and Benedick. He first described it as being like [[Series/{{Cheers}} Sam and Diane's]] relationship. No one got it. So then he compared to Beatrice and Benedick, which ''everyone'' got. That should tell you something about the show's fans.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'': Henry and June.
%%* WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and Daisy Duck.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode: "The Girl who Loved Powerglide" featured the aforementioned Autobot [[InterSpeciesRomance in one of these]] with a human named Astoria Carlton-Ritz.
* Cartman and Wendy in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' are this, or at least were. Cartmanís early, season four crush may have already been diminished by the time she beat the shit out of him in season twelve.
%%* Kick and Kendall in ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski''. And [[FoeYay Kick and Ronaldo]].
%%* James and Sarah in ''WesternAnimation/LibertysKids''.



%%* ''WesternAnimation/AngelsFriends'': Raf and Sulfus, oh boy!



%%* Maniac and Archer in ''WesternAnimation/WingCommanderAcademy''.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'': Becky and Tobey. Probably. (Though still unconfirmed.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Artemis and Kid Flash have a lot of this going on, due to Kid Flash resenting her for replacing Red Arrow/Speedy. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in "Bereft" by Robin.
* ''WesternAnimation/MoonbeamCity'': [[CowboyCop Dazzle Novak]] and [[DaChief Pizzaz Miller]], despite [[spoiler:a yearly [[OneThingLedToAnother sex-filled]] [[GetARoom weekend]] [[CoitusEnsues during]] the annual "Cop Con" police event, involving [[InstantSeduction multiple]] [[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces rounds]] of [[TheGruntingOrgasm love]]-[[TheImmodestOrgasm making]].]] They both pretend that the attraction, passion, and genuine affection they display for each other at "Cop Con" is just [[spoiler:a "foolish, drunken, sexually-charged mistake"]] even though they both [[spoiler:show their true feelings when she saves him from an assassin's bullet (then immediately have passionate sex on the auditorium stage, under a covered table).]] They also [[spoiler:make love twice after the event, including [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything within the shrubbery]] at a [[DoubleEntendre "Routes 6 and 9"]] bus stop]].
%%* Lisa and Milhouse from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in later seasons.

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%%* Maniac and Archer in ''WesternAnimation/WingCommanderAcademy''.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'': Becky and Tobey. Probably. (Though still unconfirmed.)
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Artemis and Kid Flash have a lot of ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'': Ben has this going on, due to Kid Flash resenting her for replacing Red Arrow/Speedy. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in "Bereft" by Robin.
* ''WesternAnimation/MoonbeamCity'': [[CowboyCop Dazzle Novak]] and [[DaChief Pizzaz Miller]], despite [[spoiler:a yearly [[OneThingLedToAnother sex-filled]] [[GetARoom weekend]] [[CoitusEnsues during]] the annual "Cop Con" police event, involving [[InstantSeduction multiple]] [[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces rounds]] of [[TheGruntingOrgasm love]]-[[TheImmodestOrgasm making]].]]
''spades'' with his "former" crush Kai Green. They both pretend do nothing but bicker [[EveryoneCanSeeIt yet the attraction is so blatant]] that the attraction, passion, and genuine affection Forever Knights thought they display for each other at "Cop Con" is just [[spoiler:a "foolish, drunken, sexually-charged mistake"]] even though they both [[spoiler:show were boyfriend and girlfriend, while Rook called their true feelings incessant arguing "romantic bantering".
* Linka and Wheeler of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers''. Wheeler is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and Linka a {{Tsundere}}. It resolves itself, somewhat,
when she saves him the two finally (and passionately) kiss in Episode [[StealthPun 69]], "Missing Linka".
%%* Mung and Truffles
from an assassin's bullet (then immediately have passionate sex on the auditorium stage, under a covered table).]] They also [[spoiler:make love twice after the event, including [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything within the shrubbery]] at a [[DoubleEntendre "Routes 6 ''WesternAnimation/{{Chowder}}''. Justified since they're married.
%%* Numbuh 4
and 9"]] bus stop]].
%%* Lisa
Numbuh 3 in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Also Numbuh 1 and Milhouse from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in later seasons.Numbuh 362, to a lesser extent.



%%* WesternAnimation/DonaldDuck and Daisy Duck.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'': According to [[WordOfGod Greg Weisman]] himself, Brooklyn and [[spoiler:his mate Katana]]'s relationship -- at least early on -- was described as a gargoyle version of ''Theatre/MuchAdoAboutNothing'''s Beatrice and Benedick. He first described it as being like [[Series/{{Cheers}} Sam and Diane's]] relationship. No one got it. So then he compared to Beatrice and Benedick, which ''everyone'' got. That should tell you something about the show's fans.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': In an attempt to help Robbie get out of his funk after his breakup with Wendy (and to prove her matchmaking skills), Mabel attempts to set him up with [[spoiler:Tambry, a girl just as gloomy as he is]]. When the two end up on a blind date, they immediately start arguing (having known each other for years), and claim that it will ''never'' happen. However, they still stick around for the food, and Robbie calls her "[[spoiler:Tambers]]", a nickname she had previously told someone else earlier in the episode not to call her. There was clearly ''something'' there, and they probably would've ended up together ''eventually'', even without Mabel's meddling to speed things up.
** The video game of the show, ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets'', shows [[spoiler:That Pacifica and Dipper seem to be falling into this trope as well. When Mabel points out that the two hugged at Northwest Manor, they both immediately deny it ever happening and act disgusted towards one another]].
* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''
** Arnold and Helga. Although Arnold is definitely not a jerk, [[LovingBully Helga's constant bullying]] has made him hostile towards her (or at least as much as he can be) and Helga is one of the greatest {{Tsundere}}s you will ever see.
** Grandpa Phil admitted to having a similar experience with a girl in his youth. The girl is Arnold's grandmother.
%%* ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'': Henry and June.
%%* Kick and Kendall in ''WesternAnimation/KickButtowski''.



* Link and Zelda in the ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' animated series. This relationship was the {{Trope Namer|s}} for WellExcuseMePrincess
%%* James and Sarah in ''WesternAnimation/LibertysKids''.
* ''WesternAnimation/MoonbeamCity'': [[CowboyCop Dazzle Novak]] and [[DaChief Pizzaz Miller]], despite [[spoiler:a yearly [[OneThingLedToAnother sex-filled]] [[GetARoom weekend]] [[CoitusEnsues during]] the annual "Cop Con" police event, involving [[InstantSeduction multiple]] [[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces rounds]] of [[TheGruntingOrgasm love]]-[[TheImmodestOrgasm making]].]] They both pretend that the attraction, passion, and genuine affection they display for each other at "Cop Con" is just [[spoiler:a "foolish, drunken, sexually-charged mistake"]] even though they both [[spoiler:show their true feelings when she saves him from an assassin's bullet (then immediately have passionate sex on the auditorium stage, under a covered table).]] They also [[spoiler:make love twice after the event, including [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything within the shrubbery]] at a [[DoubleEntendre "Routes 6 and 9"]] bus stop]].
%%* Lisa and Milhouse from ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' in later seasons.
* Cartman and Wendy in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' are this, or at least were. Cartmanís early, season four crush may have already been diminished by the time she beat the shit out of him in season twelve.



%%* Numbuh 4 and Numbuh 3 in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Also Numbuh 1 and Numbuh 362, to a lesser extent.
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''
** The show loves to use this with [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Raimundo]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Kimiko]]. Constant friendly (or not so friendly) [[DeadpanSnarker bickering]], Kimiko's tendency to [[HairTriggerTemper hit EVERYONE]] (especially Rai for [[MamaBear picking on Omi]]), a random [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther peck on the cheek]] [[ShipTease or two...]]
** [[UnholyMatrimony Chase and Wuya]] also fit this trope, albeit with more [[ManipulativeBastard underhanded schemes]] than hitting.

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%%* Numbuh 4 Fin and Numbuh 3 in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Also Numbuh 1 Reef of ''WesternAnimation/{{Stoked}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/SuperRobotMonkeyTeamHyperforceGo'': Sprx being the JerkWithAHeartOfGold
and Numbuh 362, to a lesser extent.
* ''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''
** The show loves to use this with [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Raimundo]]
Nova as the {{Tsundere}}. Sprx flirting and [[{{Tsundere}} Kimiko]]. Constant friendly (or not so friendly) [[DeadpanSnarker bickering]], Kimiko's tendency to [[HairTriggerTemper hit EVERYONE]] (especially Rai for [[MamaBear picking on Omi]]), a random [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther peck on getting punched by Nova is one of the cheek]] [[ShipTease or two...]]
** [[UnholyMatrimony Chase and Wuya]] also fit this trope, albeit with more [[ManipulativeBastard underhanded schemes]] than hitting.
series' biggest {{running gag}}s.



%%* ''WesternAnimation/AngelsFriends'': Raf and Sulfus, oh boy!
%%* Musa and Riven in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''.
* Baloo and Rebecca in ''TaleSpin'' have this, understandable [[WordOfGod as the show's creators modeled the relationship after Sam and Diane in]] ''Series/{{Cheers}}''.
* Caleb and Cornelia in the first season of ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'': Ben has this in ''spades'' with his "former" crush Kai Green. They do nothing but bicker [[EveryoneCanSeeIt yet the attraction is so blatant]] that the Forever Knights thought they were boyfriend and girlfriend, while Rook called their incessant arguing "romantic bantering".
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': In an attempt to help Robbie get out of his funk after his breakup with Wendy (and to prove her matchmaking skills), Mabel attempts to set him up with [[spoiler:Tambry, a girl just as gloomy as he is]]. When the two end up on a blind date, they immediately start arguing (having known each other for years), and claim that it will ''never'' happen. However, they still stick around for the food, and Robbie calls her "[[spoiler:Tambers]]", a nickname she had previously told someone else earlier in the episode not to call her. There was clearly ''something'' there, and they probably would've ended up together ''eventually'', even without Mabel's meddling to speed things up.
** The video game of the show, ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets'', shows [[spoiler:That Pacifica and Dipper seem to be falling into this trope as well. When Mabel points out that the two hugged at Northwest Manor, they both immediately deny it ever happening and act disgusted towards one another]].

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%%* ''WesternAnimation/AngelsFriends'': Raf and Sulfus, oh boy!
%%* Musa and Riven in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''.
* Baloo and Rebecca in ''TaleSpin'' ''WesternAnimation/TaleSpin'' have this, understandable [[WordOfGod as the show's creators modeled the relationship after Sam and Diane in]] ''Series/{{Cheers}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'' Heather and Alejandro in ''World Tour''. Both have met their manipulative match and sparks are flying.
** [[spoiler: Stephanie and Ryan]] from the SpinOff ''WesternAnimation/TotalDramaPresentsTheRidonculousRace'' are this [[spoiler: when their break-up is ending and they're close to reigniting their relationship.]] They still yell, snark and belittle each other but a few compliments and double entendres slip in as well, signifying this.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' episode: "The Girl who Loved Powerglide" featured the aforementioned Autobot [[InterSpeciesRomance in one of these]] with a human named Astoria Carlton-Ritz.
%%* Maniac and Archer in ''WesternAnimation/WingCommanderAcademy''.
* Musa and Riven in ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub''. She's crushing on him early in season 1, but he doesn't reciprocate and instead dates Darcy. During season 2 they start to get closer, especially at the Red Fountain Concert and in the Wildlands. Riven eventually gains feelings for Musa, and they start dating at the end of season 2, and [[spoiler: Riven is seriously injured by Dark Bloom ''specifically'' because he went TakingTheBullet for her.]] They have a lot of arguments however and broke up once when Riven thought Musa was getting too close to Jason Queen in season 4. Riven regrets breaking up and manages to win her back over, but their relationship remained unstable, and they [[RealityEnsues broke up permanently]] in season 6.
*
Caleb and Cornelia in the first season of ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}''
''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}''.
* ''WesternAnimation/Ben10Omniverse'': Ben has this in ''spades'' with his "former" crush Kai Green. They do nothing but bicker [[EveryoneCanSeeIt yet the attraction is so blatant]] that the Forever Knights thought they were boyfriend and girlfriend, while Rook called their incessant arguing "romantic bantering".
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'': In an attempt to help Robbie get out of his funk after his breakup with Wendy (and to prove her matchmaking skills), Mabel attempts to set him up with [[spoiler:Tambry, a girl just as gloomy as he is]]. When the two end up on a blind date, they immediately start arguing (having known each other for years), and claim that it will ''never'' happen. However, they still stick around for the food, and Robbie calls her "[[spoiler:Tambers]]", a nickname she had previously told someone else earlier in the episode not to call her. There was clearly ''something'' there, and they probably would've ended up together ''eventually'', even without Mabel's meddling to speed things up.
''WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown''
** The video game of the show, ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets'', shows [[spoiler:That Pacifica and Dipper seem show loves to be falling into use this trope as well. When Mabel points out that with [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Raimundo]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Kimiko]]. Constant friendly (or not so friendly) [[DeadpanSnarker bickering]], Kimiko's tendency to [[HairTriggerTemper hit EVERYONE]] (especially Rai for [[MamaBear picking on Omi]]), a random [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther peck on the two hugged at Northwest Manor, they both immediately deny it ever happening cheek]] [[ShipTease or two...]]
** [[UnholyMatrimony Chase
and act disgusted towards one another]]. Wuya]] also fit this trope, albeit with more [[ManipulativeBastard underhanded schemes]] than hitting.
* In ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'', Artemis and Kid Flash have a lot of this going on, due to Kid Flash resenting her for replacing Red Arrow/Speedy. {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in "Bereft" by Robin.
6th May '16 2:17:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[HandsomeDevil Ian Kabra]] and [[TheSmartGuy Amy]] [[ShrinkingViolet Cahill]] in ''Literature/The39Clues'' series. He [[FalseFriend "fakes" feelings for her]] and then leaves her and [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling her brother]] for dead, she [[BadassBookworm kicks him]] [[LittleGirlsKickShins in the shin]], he and [[SpoiledBrat his sister]] are always helping [[MyBelovedSmother their mother Isabel]] try to kill them, etc., etc. Yet there's still [[UnresolvedSexualTension tension]] there. In the SequelSeries, Amy has this with [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Jake]].

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* [[HandsomeDevil Ian Kabra]] Kabra and [[TheSmartGuy Amy]] [[ShrinkingViolet Cahill]] in ''Literature/The39Clues'' series. He [[FalseFriend "fakes" feelings for her]] and then leaves her and [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling her brother]] for dead, she [[BadassBookworm kicks him]] [[LittleGirlsKickShins in the shin]], he and [[SpoiledBrat his sister]] are always helping [[MyBelovedSmother their mother Isabel]] try to kill them, etc., etc. Yet there's still [[UnresolvedSexualTension tension]] there. In the SequelSeries, Amy has this with [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Jake]].
3rd May '16 2:08:49 AM Lin_Mei_Wei
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* Georgette Heyer's ''Literature/TheGrandSophy'' has Sophy, a ManipulativeBitch and TheMatchmaker, and Charles Rivenhall, a JerkWithAHeartOfGold. They constantly clash as Sophy upsets the order Charles wants to impose on his family, until eventually [[spoiler:he realises that her manipulations are for the good of the family, that she really cares, and that he loves her. Of course, she manipulates him into finally proposing.]]
2nd May '16 9:33:07 AM Tron80
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* At the beginning of ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', Asuka resented Shinji because he never helped her when she needed him, and Shinji became frustrated with Asuka because he thought he couldn't understand her, he couldn't reach her out, and she'd not open up to him. Their fights and arguments became more bitter and angrier until Asuka moved out... and then they realized that they missed each other terribly. They eventually patched things up, and althought they still argued, their arguments were more civil, and they got together later on.
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* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Shinji and Asuka had this kind of relationship for a while. He was an IdiotHero, and she was his {{Tsundere}} BattleCouple. However their arguments were more civil than in canon since he was less wimpy and she less short-tempered.
25th Apr '16 6:48:39 PM Tianzi
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* Brienne and Jaime from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' might count, though their relationship is mostly platonic with only a little sexual tension.

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
**
Brienne of Tarth and Jaime from ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' Lannister might count, though their relationship is mostly platonic with only a little hints of sexual tension.tension. One of their early scenes show a sword fight between them, described in a way similar to a sexual encounter, by the end of which Jaime jokingly tells the third party that was chastising his wife (the guy promptly points out that it looked more like [[ActionGirl she]] was chastising ''him'').
** Sandor Clegane clearly cannot decide whether he is more attracted to Sansa Stark or annoyed by her idealistic outlook on life, so in turns: mocks her, tries to help her survive in the court, threatens to kill her and saves her life. Although the sexual tension is mutual, belligerence comes solely from him, as Sansa tries her best to be polite to him (which he usually finds annoying).
24th Apr '16 7:45:03 PM Gamermaster
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** Kotaro and Natsumi are well on their way to becoming one of these. Natsumi is a {{Tsundere}} who has a thing for Kotaro and he's a kid and an ObliviousToLove JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
** Flashbacks reveal that Negi's parents, Nagi and [[spoiler:Princess Arika]], had this in spades with his dad being an IdiotHero and ChivalrousPervert and his mom being a {{Tsundere}}.

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** Kotaro and Natsumi are well on their way to becoming one of these. Natsumi is a {{Tsundere}} who has a thing for Kotaro and he's a kid and an ObliviousToLove JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
JerkWithAHeartOfGold. [[spoiler: They end up married in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue.]]
** Flashbacks reveal that Negi's parents, Nagi and [[spoiler:Princess Arika]], had this in spades with his dad being an IdiotHero and ChivalrousPervert and his mom being a {{Tsundere}}.
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