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23rd Apr '17 10:58:49 PM Svartalfar
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* In keeping with the story's [[PolyAmory themes]], Fanfic/NeonMetathesisEvangelion has a beta 'triad': Kensuke, Mana and Kaworu. Their story is laid out in the canon sidestory to the fic, Life During Wartime.
8th Apr '17 1:44:51 PM nombretomado
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* Both [[MagicalQueer Angel and Collins]] ''and'' Maureen and Joanne from ''{{Rent}}'' qualify as this. The former is [[HappilyMarried Happily Committed]] until [[spoiler: [[BuryYourGays Angel succumbs to advanced AIDS]] ]], while the latter is trapped in a [[MasochismTango "Tango: Maureen"]] that is played for laughs. Important to the sexual and ethnic [[FiveTokenBand All Token Band]].

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* Both [[MagicalQueer Angel and Collins]] ''and'' Maureen and Joanne from ''{{Rent}}'' ''Theatre/{{Rent}}'' qualify as this. The former is [[HappilyMarried Happily Committed]] until [[spoiler: [[BuryYourGays Angel succumbs to advanced AIDS]] ]], while the latter is trapped in a [[MasochismTango "Tango: Maureen"]] that is played for laughs. Important to the sexual and ethnic [[FiveTokenBand All Token Band]].
31st Mar '17 8:04:50 PM MyFinalEdits
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has Sasuke/Sakura as the Beta Couple to Naruto/Hinata. [[WordOfGod The author stated in a post-series interview]] that he deliberately gave Sakura several traits typically associated with the female half of an ALPHA couple, such as a {{Tsundere}} personality and a [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]] from the hero ([[ShipSinking up until midway through the series]]), simply to [[RedHerring keep the fans guessing]] [[TrollingCreator as to what the final pairings would be]].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
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has Sasuke/Sakura as the Beta Couple to Naruto/Hinata. [[WordOfGod The author stated in a post-series interview]] that he deliberately gave Sakura several traits typically associated with the female half of an ALPHA couple, such as a {{Tsundere}} personality and a [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]] from the hero ([[ShipSinking up until midway through the series]]), simply to [[RedHerring keep the fans guessing]] [[TrollingCreator as to what the final pairings would be]].
31st Mar '17 2:32:48 PM mouschilight
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has Sasuke and Sakura as the Beta Couple to Naruto and Hinata. [[WordOfGod The author stated in a post-series interview]] that he deliberately gave Sakura several traits typically associated with the female half of an ALPHA couple, such as a {{Tsundere}} personality and a [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]] from the hero [[ShipSinking up until midway through the series]], simply to [[RedHerring keep the fans guessing]] [[TrollingCreator as to what the final pairings would be]].
** Post-series, Ino and Sai serve as this to Sasuke and Sakura in ''LightNovel/SakuraHidenThoughtsOfLoveRidingUponASpringBreeze'' and Shikamaru and Temari in ''LightNovel/ShikamaruHidenACloudDriftingInSilentDarkness''.

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has Sasuke and Sakura Sasuke/Sakura as the Beta Couple to Naruto and Hinata. Naruto/Hinata. [[WordOfGod The author stated in a post-series interview]] that he deliberately gave Sakura several traits typically associated with the female half of an ALPHA couple, such as a {{Tsundere}} personality and a [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]] from the hero [[ShipSinking ([[ShipSinking up until midway through the series]], series]]), simply to [[RedHerring keep the fans guessing]] [[TrollingCreator as to what the final pairings would be]].
** Post-series, Ino and Sai Sai/Ino serve as this to Sasuke and Sakura Sasuke/Sakura in ''LightNovel/SakuraHidenThoughtsOfLoveRidingUponASpringBreeze'' and Shikamaru and Temari Shikamaru/Temari in ''LightNovel/ShikamaruHidenACloudDriftingInSilentDarkness''.
31st Mar '17 2:29:43 PM mouschilight
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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has Sasuke and Sakura as the Beta Couple to Naruto and Hinata. [[WordOfGod The author stated in a post-series interview]] that he deliberately gave Sakura several traits typically associated with the female half of an ALPHA couple, such as a {{Tsundere}} personality and an unrequited crush from the hero for most of the series, simply to [[RedHerring keep the fans guessing as to what the final pairings would be]].

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* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' has Sasuke and Sakura as the Beta Couple to Naruto and Hinata. [[WordOfGod The author stated in a post-series interview]] that he deliberately gave Sakura several traits typically associated with the female half of an ALPHA couple, such as a {{Tsundere}} personality and an unrequited crush a [[LovingAShadow one-sided shallow crush]] from the hero for most of [[ShipSinking up until midway through the series, series]], simply to [[RedHerring keep the fans guessing guessing]] [[TrollingCreator as to what the final pairings would be]].
21st Mar '17 5:58:17 PM KNHaw
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For the first two seasons of ''Series/TheOC'', Seth and Summer were the Beta Couple to the OfficialCouple of Ryan and Marissa. In the third season, Ryan and Marissa break up for good and there is no real OfficialCouple. In the fourth and final season both Seth/Summer and Ryan/Taylor are given about equal weight.

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* For the first two seasons of ''Series/TheOC'', Seth and Summer were the Beta Couple to the OfficialCouple of Ryan and Marissa. In the third season, Ryan and Marissa break up for good and there is no real OfficialCouple. In the fourth and final season both Seth/Summer and Ryan/Taylor are given about equal weight.
14th Mar '17 11:03:03 PM DennisRodquin
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* In ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'', Mordecai's constant relationship drama with both Margaret and C.J. is frequently contrasted by Rigby and Eileen's happy and healthy relationship. It's lampshaded in ''Alone at the Altar'', where Rigby reveals he's been hiding the fact that they've been dating from Mordecai, because they didn't want to shove their happiness down his throat.
10th Mar '17 4:37:19 AM Arivne
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* Film/{{Enchanted}}'s Nancy might lose her fiancée Robert to NaiveEverygirl Giselle, but at the end of the movie she marries Giselle's ex boyfriend Prince Edward.

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* Film/{{Enchanted}}'s ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'''s Nancy might lose her fiancée Robert to NaiveEverygirl Giselle, but at the end of the movie she marries Giselle's ex boyfriend Prince Edward.


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* ''Film/{{DEBS}}''. Scud is Lucy Diamond's second in command and Janet is a junior member of Amy's D.E.B.S. squad. They meet when Lucy Diamond kidnaps Amy and gradually fall in love with each other. At the end of the movie they apparently plan to start dating.
8th Mar '17 4:31:20 PM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': The alpha couple was Miss Brooks' '''slow''' romance with ObliviousToLove Phillip Boynton. In the background, was the often goofy teenaged romance of beta couple Walter Denton and Harriet Conklin.
17th Feb '17 10:27:01 PM Doug86
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* Several episodes of ''DoctorWho'' have Jenny and Vashtra filling this role for [[MerlinAndNimue Clara and the Doctor]], complete with the former two matchmaking, and later advising Clara when she and the Doctor hit a rough spot. Both are [[InterspeciesRomance interspecies couples.]]

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* Several episodes of ''DoctorWho'' ''Series/DoctorWho'' have Jenny and Vashtra filling this role for [[MerlinAndNimue Clara and the Doctor]], complete with the former two matchmaking, and later advising Clara when she and the Doctor hit a rough spot. Both are [[InterspeciesRomance interspecies couples.]]
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