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23rd Jan '17 6:05:52 PM Arkhia
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* In ''The Sanctuary Telepath'' the POV character, Janine's relationship with James serves as the beta for her brother's tragic love story with Helen. They're not officially together and the nature of the dynamic is somehow a mystery even to them, but even this way (or maybe because of this) they have undoubtedly less problems and are very close. Janine even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in one of her more GenreSavvy moments.

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* In ''The Sanctuary Telepath'' the POV character, Janine's relationship with James serves as the beta for her brother's tragic love story with Helen. They're not officially together and the nature of the dynamic is somehow a mystery even to them, but even despite this way (or maybe because of this) they have undoubtedly less problems and are very close. Janine even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in one of her more GenreSavvy moments.
23rd Jan '17 6:03:59 PM Arkhia
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* In ''The Sanctuary Telepath'' the POV character, Janine's relationship with James serves as the beta for her brother's tragic love story with Helen. They're not even officially together and the nature of the dynamic is somehow a mystery even to them, but even this way (or maybe because of this) they have undoubtedly less problems and are very close. Janine even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in one of her more GenreSavvy moments.

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* In ''The Sanctuary Telepath'' the POV character, Janine's relationship with James serves as the beta for her brother's tragic love story with Helen. They're not even officially together and the nature of the dynamic is somehow a mystery even to them, but even this way (or maybe because of this) they have undoubtedly less problems and are very close. Janine even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in one of her more GenreSavvy moments.
23rd Jan '17 6:02:44 PM Arkhia
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* In ''The Sanctuary Telepath'' the POV character, Janine's relationship with James serves as the beta for her brother's tragic love story with Helen. They're not even officially together and the nature of the dynamic is somehow a mystery even to them, but even this way (or maybe because of this) they have undoubtedly less problems and are very close. Janine even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this in one of her more GenreSavvy moments.
-->'''Janine:''' You know it's messed up when ''we'' are the easier to explain...
9th Jan '17 5:56:38 AM Kendrix
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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 advising Clara when she and the Doctor hit a rough spot. Both are [[InterspeciesRomance interspecies couples.]]


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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.]]
9th Jan '17 5:54:42 AM Kendrix
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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Aside from the primary relationship between Shinji and Asuka, we have both Kaji/Misato and Touji/Hikari. Neither fares particularly well, at least not for long...

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* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'': Aside from the primary relationship between Shinji and Asuka, we have Has both Kaji/Misato and Touji/Hikari. Neither Touji/Hikari in addition to the primary love triangle involving Shinji, Asuka and Rei. None of them fares particularly well, at least not for long...


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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 advising Clara when she and the Doctor hit a rough spot. Both are [[InterspeciesRomance interspecies couples.]]
30th Nov '16 9:46:54 AM sophiacrutchfeild
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* In ''Fanfic/LePapillonRising'',Gabriel and Bridgette don't get nearly as many scenes as Adrien and Marinette, but they're pretty much the only other couple that gets them at all, so they count.
18th Nov '16 4:39:02 AM 9thOutworldsMan
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has Heiji/Kazuha, as well as Makoto/Sonoko and Takagi/Miwako. The htree couples have their own quirks (BelligerentSexualTension in Heiji and Kazuha's case, a LongDistanceRelationship in Makoto and Sonoko's, and WillTheyOrWontThey in Miwako and Takagi's), but they all share one huge trait: running in parallel with Ran and Shinichi's borderline StarCrossedLovers deals.

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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has Heiji/Kazuha, as well as Makoto/Sonoko and Takagi/Miwako. The htree three couples have their own quirks (BelligerentSexualTension in Heiji and Kazuha's case, a LongDistanceRelationship in Makoto and Sonoko's, and WillTheyOrWontThey in Miwako and Takagi's), but they all share one huge trait: running in parallel with Ran and Shinichi's borderline StarCrossedLovers deals.
17th Nov '16 6:37:28 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': ''[[HowWeGotHere Everything but the Rain]]'' is Isshin and Masaki's MeetCute story, featuring Uryuu's parents as the Beta Couple. [[spoiler:Ryuuken and Kanae provide a [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl quiet, dignified and very intense]] contrast to Isshin and Masaki's [[BirdsofAFeather wild, crazy, and unconventional]] romance. However, the beta couple's fate is even more tragic than the alpha's, setting up vitally important plot points.]]

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* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
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''[[HowWeGotHere Everything but the Rain]]'' is Isshin and Masaki's MeetCute story, featuring Uryuu's Uryuu Ishida's parents Kanae and Ryuuken as the Beta Couple. [[spoiler:Ryuuken and Kanae provide a [[BroodingBoyGentleGirl quiet, dignified and very intense]] contrast to Isshin and Masaki's [[BirdsofAFeather wild, crazy, and unconventional]] romance. However, the beta couple's fate [[StarCrossedLovers is even more tragic tragic]] than the alpha's, setting up vitally important plot points.]]
** It's not hard to see [[spoiler: Renji Abarai and Rukia Kuchiki]] as this, when compared to [[spoiler: Ichigo Kurosaki and Orihime Inoue.]] [[spoiler: While the ShipTease between Ichigo and Orihime was quite low-key during the initial chapter and the Soul Society arc, Renji was introduced as a prospect rival to Ichigo who had personal ties to Rukia coming from their childhood times; after their duel, Reni begs Ichigo to save Rukia from execution, which Ichigo does... and as soon as Rukia is rescued, he entrusts her to Renji while he goes fight Byakuya. As the story advances, Ichigo and Rukia's relationship sets in PlatonicLifePartners ''and'' Ichigo starts getting more and more ShipTease with Orihime; around the same time, Rukia and Renji's situation more or less stabilizes and they tend to hang out together, culminating in a scene right before the GrandFinale where Renji thanks Ichigo for helping him rekindle his and Rukia's once-broken bonds. The final chapter has Rukia and Renji HappilyMarried and with a daughter, Ichika, which parallels Ichigo and Orihime's own happy marriage with a son, Kazui.
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%%* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has Heiji/Kazuha, as well as Makoto/Sonoko and Takagi/Miwako.

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%%* * ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' has Heiji/Kazuha, as well as Makoto/Sonoko and Takagi/Miwako.Takagi/Miwako. The htree couples have their own quirks (BelligerentSexualTension in Heiji and Kazuha's case, a LongDistanceRelationship in Makoto and Sonoko's, and WillTheyOrWontThey in Miwako and Takagi's), but they all share one huge trait: running in parallel with Ran and Shinichi's borderline StarCrossedLovers deals.



%%* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'': Caldina and Lafarga.

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%%* * ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'': Caldina and Lafarga.Lafarga offer a more or less stable romance, compared with Hikaru and Lantis' troubled relationship and implied LoveTriangle[=/=]OneTrueThreesome stuff with Eagle Vision.
14th Nov '16 4:43:14 PM IniuriaTalis
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** Post-series, Ino and Sai serve as this to Sasuke and Sakura in ''LightNovel/SakuraHidenThoughtsOfLoveRidingUponASpringBreeze'' and Shikamaru and Temari in ''LightNovel/ShikamaruHidenACloudDriftingInSilentDarkness''.
3rd Oct '16 9:00:51 PM 9thOutworldsMan
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* Rogue and Gambit in ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' (unlike their comic counterparts) are portrayed as having a relatively stable relationship. Theirs play backup to Cyclops, Jean Grey and Wolverine's complicated love triangle.

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* Rogue and Gambit in ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' (unlike their comic counterparts) are portrayed as having a relatively stable relationship. Theirs play backup to the much more complicated, drama-filled love triangle between Cyclops, Jean Grey and Wolverine's complicated love triangle.Wolverine.
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