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24th May '16 8:39:55 AM MyFinalEdits
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* In a lot of Manga/{{Naruto}} fanfiction that puts Naruto and Hinata in the spotlight, Sasuke and Sakura are usually depicted as the Beta Couple.
** The inverse is also possible - for example, in ''Fanfic/WhiteRain'', Sasuke and Sakura are the main pairing, with Naruto and Hinata as the Beta Couple. Finally, for those who don't particularly like the Sasuke and Sakura couple dynamic, there are a lot of other pairings that can step up to the plate.

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* In a lot of Manga/{{Naruto}} ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' fanfiction that puts Naruto and Hinata in the spotlight, Sasuke and Sakura are usually depicted as the Beta Couple.
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Couple. The inverse is also possible - for example, in ''Fanfic/WhiteRain'', Sasuke and Sakura are the main pairing, with Naruto and Hinata as the Beta Couple. Finally, for those who don't particularly like the Sasuke and Sakura couple dynamic, there are a lot of other pairings that can step up to the plate.
24th May '16 6:42:46 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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%%* Amue and Ryo Shirogane in ''GoLion''. AKA Romelle and Sven in ''{{Voltron}}''.

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%%* Amue and Ryo Shirogane in ''GoLion''. AKA Romelle and Sven in ''{{Voltron}}''.''Anime/{{Voltron}}''.
23rd May '16 1:45:19 PM Nitramy
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* In a lot of Manga/{{Naruto}} fanfiction that puts Naruto and Hinata in the spotlight, Sasuke and Sakura are usually depicted as the Beta Couple.
** The inverse is also possible - for example, in ''Fanfic/WhiteRain'', Sasuke and Sakura are the main pairing, with Naruto and Hinata as the Beta Couple. Finally, for those who don't particularly like the Sasuke and Sakura couple dynamic, there are a lot of other pairings that can step up to the plate.
22nd May '16 6:16:41 PM LadyNorbert
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* Jacques and Ginger are technically this in ''Webcomic/CobwebAndStripes'', but it's an odd case. The Alpha Couple is supposed to be the two leads, who aren't actually a couple yet and won't be for some time yet (according to the artist). In all other respects, however, the HappilyMarried skeleton and spider duo fulfill the roles of this trope.



* There's an strange variant in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. For most of the series there was some sort of inversion, with Numbuh 1 being in an official relationship with his girlfriend Lizzie, while they usually had their problems because he was usually too busy with his job as a KND operative to spend time with her, they worked it out and remained together. The primary WillTheyOrWontThey was instead occupied by Numbuh 4 and Numbuh 3. By the end of the series however, Numbuh 1 and Lizzie's relationship falls apart when she finally gets fed up of competing with the Kids Next Door for his attention, while Numbuh 4 and Numbuh 3 are revealed to have ended up together in the DistantFinale.

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* There's an a strange variant in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. For most of the series there was some sort of inversion, with Numbuh 1 being in an official relationship with his girlfriend Lizzie, while they usually had their problems because he was usually too busy with his job as a KND operative to spend time with her, they worked it out and remained together. The primary WillTheyOrWontThey was instead occupied by Numbuh 4 and Numbuh 3. By the end of the series however, Numbuh 1 and Lizzie's relationship falls apart when she finally gets fed up of competing with the Kids Next Door for his attention, while Numbuh 4 and Numbuh 3 are revealed to have ended up together in the DistantFinale.



* Gerald and Phoebe from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''; heck, unlike Arnold and Helga this one isn't (mostly) one-sided. WordOfGod mentioned that they would have been an explicit Beta Couple in ''[[SpinOff The Patakis]]'', had the series been green-lighted. They would've been the "cool couple" to contrast with the more complicated relationship of Helga and Arnold.

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* Gerald and Phoebe from ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold''; heck, unlike Arnold and Helga Helga, this one isn't (mostly) one-sided. WordOfGod mentioned that they would have been an explicit Beta Couple in ''[[SpinOff The Patakis]]'', had the series been green-lighted. They would've been the "cool couple" to contrast with the more complicated relationship of Helga and Arnold.



* Beezy and Saffi, paired up by WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes who is [[ObliviousToLove yet to know about Heloise's feelings for him]].

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* Beezy and Saffi, paired up by WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes, who is himself [[ObliviousToLove not yet to know about aware of Heloise's feelings for him]].



* Stacy and Coltrane on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. Since both of them are rather laid-back, their romance is meant to be a contrast to Candace's neurotic attempts to get Jeremy's attention. Howewver Coltrane rarely appears.

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* Stacy and Coltrane on ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. Since both of them are rather laid-back, their romance is meant to be a contrast to Candace's neurotic attempts to get Jeremy's attention. Howewver However, Coltrane rarely appears.
7th May '16 1:08:40 PM nombretomado
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%%* ''NoahsArc'': Alex+Trey and Chance+Eddie typically play this role to Noah+his boyfriend at the time.

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%%* ''NoahsArc'': ''Series/NoahsArc'': Alex+Trey and Chance+Eddie typically play this role to Noah+his boyfriend at the time.



%%* Cal and Chloe on ''HarpersIsland''. [[spoiler:They both die. It's a murder mystery.]]
* In ''GilmoreGirls'', Lorelai Gilmore's best friend Sookie has a much easier time finding a mate in Jackson than Lorelai has making it work with any of her boyfriends. Rory Gilmore's best friend Lane also has a much easier time making a permanent relationship than Rory does.
* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'':

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%%* Cal and Chloe on ''HarpersIsland''.''Series/HarpersIsland''. [[spoiler:They both die. It's a murder mystery.]]
* In ''GilmoreGirls'', ''Series/GilmoreGirls'', Lorelai Gilmore's best friend Sookie has a much easier time finding a mate in Jackson than Lorelai has making it work with any of her boyfriends. Rory Gilmore's best friend Lane also has a much easier time making a permanent relationship than Rory does.
* ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'':''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'':



%%* Lary and Megan on ''{{Numb3rs}}''.

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%%* Lary and Megan on ''{{Numb3rs}}''.''Series/{{Numb3rs}}''.
5th May '16 2:44:50 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', [[GoKartingWithBowser Lambdadelta/Bernkastel]] serves as this to [[MindGameShip Beatrice/Battler]] for some. Interestingly enough, so can [[CannotSpitItOut Jessica/Kanon]] and [[ThePowerOfLove George/Shannon]]. [[spoiler:For extra MindScrew fun, later arcs heavily imply that Beatrice, Shannon and Kanon are the same person.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoNoNakuKoroNi'', ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', [[GoKartingWithBowser Lambdadelta/Bernkastel]] serves as this to [[MindGameShip Beatrice/Battler]] for some. Interestingly enough, so can [[CannotSpitItOut Jessica/Kanon]] and [[ThePowerOfLove George/Shannon]]. [[spoiler:For extra MindScrew fun, later arcs heavily imply that Beatrice, Shannon and Kanon are the same person.]]
29th Apr '16 4:35:20 PM eroock
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The '''Beta Couple''' is present in the backdrop of many Romantic Comedies and Dramas with TheHero of the story looking at wooing their LoveInterest, to provide a {{Foil}} to his/her efforts you will see one of their closest friends have a remarkably easier time getting together. This "simpler" pairing is the Beta Couple.

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The '''Beta Couple''' Beta Couple is present in the backdrop of many Romantic Comedies and Dramas with TheHero of the story looking at wooing their LoveInterest, to provide a {{Foil}} to his/her efforts you will see one of their closest friends have a remarkably easier time getting together. This "simpler" pairing is the Beta Couple.



%%* Rob and Carrie in ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind.''

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%%* * Rob and Carrie in ''Film/EternalSunshineOfTheSpotlessMind.'''' are Joel's best friends and showcase similar relationship issues Joel has with Clementine.
29th Apr '16 8:02:33 AM HamburgerTime
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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]].
28th Apr '16 7:10:54 PM sorako
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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has at the end of season 1 two Beta Couples: Stella and Brandon, and Tecna and Timmy. By the end of season 2, Musa has hooked up with Riven, while Flora is dating Helia. At the end of season 3, there are ''five'' with Aisha and Nabu dating each other. All of the couples have gone through their rough spots and struggles, while Musa and Riven have almost as much conflict as Bloom and Sky, the main couple. [[spoiler:At the end of season 4, there are only four due to [[HeroicSacrifice Nabu's death.]] And at the end of season 6, there are only three since [[BelligerentSexualTension Musa and Riven]] have [[RealityEnsues broken up]] and Riven's been PutOnABus.]]
%%* Rogue and Gambit in ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', playing backup to the Cyclops / Jean Grey / Wolverine love triangle.


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* ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' has at the end of season 1 two Beta Couples: Stella and Brandon, and Tecna and Timmy. By the end of season 2, Musa has hooked up with Riven, while Flora is dating Helia. At the end of season 3, there are ''five'' with Aisha and Nabu dating each other. All of the couples have gone through their rough spots and struggles, while Musa and Riven have almost as much conflict as Bloom and Sky, the main couple. [[spoiler:At the end of season 4, there are only four due to [[HeroicSacrifice Nabu's death.]] And at the end of season 6, there are only three since [[BelligerentSexualTension Musa and Riven]] have [[RealityEnsues broken up]] and Riven's been PutOnABus.]]
%%* Rogue and Gambit in ''WesternAnimation/XMen'', playing backup to the Cyclops / Jean Grey / Wolverine love triangle.
24th Apr '16 8:44:54 AM Tron80
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* Hikari and Touji in ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji''. Shinji played matchmaker for them, and they often hung out with the Alpha Couple (Shinji and Asuka). Unfortunately they became embroiled in the conflict between Shinji and Gendo, and the latter used them as cannon fodder to hurt the former. However, Shinji, Asuka and Rei made sure that their friends had a "happily ever after" ending.
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