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26th Dec '16 7:21:10 PM PaulA
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* ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' does this several times: Flash must choose between Dale (the Betty) and Princess Aura (the Veronica); Princess Aura must choose between Flash (the Betty) and Prince Barin (the Veronica). The [[Series/FlashGordon 2007 series]] confuses things by throwing Baylin (the Veronica) into the mix. And gets canceled before a resolution can happen. Except that Baylin was more interested in Barrin than Flash in that series, and Dale and Barrin more or less hated each other. Aura did briefly fall in love with a sweet native of Mongo who could be the Betty to Flash's Veronica (seeing as Flash was an action guy from a different world), however [[spoiler:that lasted exactly one episode, with Ming strangling the poor native love interest in front of Aura]]. And then [[spoiler:it was sort of implied that Aura's long-lost brother had some... [[BrotherSisterIncest affections]] for her, which she didn't seem to return]]. 'Twas a bit screwy...

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* ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'' does this several times: Flash must choose between Dale (the Betty) and Princess Aura (the Veronica); Princess Aura must choose between Flash (the Betty) and Prince Barin (the Veronica). The [[Series/FlashGordon 2007 series]] confuses things by throwing Baylin (the Veronica) into the mix. And gets canceled before a resolution can happen. Except that Baylin was more interested in Barrin than Flash in that series, and Dale and Barrin more or less hated each other. Aura did briefly fall in love with a sweet native of Mongo who could be the Betty to Flash's Veronica (seeing as Flash was an action guy from a different world), however [[spoiler:that lasted exactly one episode, with Ming strangling the poor native love interest in front of Aura]]. And then [[spoiler:it was sort of implied that Aura's long-lost brother had some... [[BrotherSisterIncest affections]] for her, which she didn't seem to return]]. 'Twas a bit screwy...
4th Dec '16 3:30:23 PM Thepenguinking2
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A very small number of these scenarios, particularly in more recent times or exotic settings, the BettyAndVeronica conflict may be resolved by the triangle becoming a OneTrueThreesome or a MarryThemAll ending. This is particularly prevalent in fan works.

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A very small number of these scenarios, particularly in more recent times or exotic settings, the BettyAndVeronica conflict may be resolved by the triangle becoming a OneTrueThreesome or a MarryThemAll ending. This is particularly prevalent in fan works.
30th Nov '16 9:50:47 AM sophiacrutchfeild
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* In ''Fanfic/LePapillonRising'', Marinette sees Adrien as "Betty" and Papillon as "Veronica".[[spoiler: .. Until Adrien starts stalking her and acting more and more deranged. Then the Betty/Veronica thing fades.]]
10th Nov '16 5:26:24 AM troper101
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This trope is almost endlessly flexible. In a commonly-seen version, Betty is Archie's loyal comrade and usually his best friend, secretly pining for him while he ([[ObliviousToLove unaware of her feelings]]) is attracted only to Veronica, the sultry Ms. Unattainable who barely notices him. Betty, who [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy wants Archie to be happy]], may assist him in his pursuit of Veronica, even though we all know how much she wants him for herself. Another possibility is that Archie and Betty are already in a relationship, but then Veronica starts batting her eyelashes at him (or ''her''!), causing friction between the couple. In cases of ArrangedMarriage, Betty is the girl the parents prefer and [[ParentalMarriageVeto Veronica is the one they reject]], especially if [[IWantGrandkids children are expected]] (because Betty is more likely to want them). When Archie meets Betty and Veronica at the same time -- if they are sisters, for example -- he will fall in LoveAtFirstSight with Veronica and only notice Betty after she had time to grow on him (as, for instance, when he often comes to their parents' to try to woo Veronica).

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This trope is almost endlessly flexible. In a commonly-seen version, Betty is Archie's loyal comrade and usually his best friend, secretly pining for him while he ([[ObliviousToLove unaware of her feelings]]) is attracted only to Veronica, the sultry Ms. Unattainable who barely notices him. Betty, who [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy wants Archie to be happy]], may assist him in his pursuit of Veronica, even though we all know how much she wants him for herself. Another possibility is that Archie and Betty are already in a relationship, but then Veronica starts batting her eyelashes at him (or ''her''!), causing Archie and causes friction between the couple. In cases of ArrangedMarriage, Betty is the girl the parents prefer and [[ParentalMarriageVeto Veronica is the one they reject]], especially if [[IWantGrandkids children are expected]] (because Betty is more likely to want them). When Archie meets Betty and Veronica at the same time -- if they are sisters, for example -- he will fall in LoveAtFirstSight with Veronica and only notice Betty after she had time to grow on him (as, for instance, when he often comes to their parents' to try to woo Veronica).



A very small number of these scenarios, particularly in more recent times or exotic settings, the BettyAndVeronica conflict may be resolved by the triangle becoming a OneTrueThreesome, or giving them a MarryThemAll ending. This is particularly prevalent in fan works.

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A very small number of these scenarios, particularly in more recent times or exotic settings, the BettyAndVeronica conflict may be resolved by the triangle becoming a OneTrueThreesome, OneTrueThreesome or giving them a MarryThemAll ending. This is particularly prevalent in fan works.
9th Nov '16 10:08:05 AM nombretomado
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* Depending on the production, a rare gender opposite variation occurs in JesusChristSuperstar with Mary Magdalene (Betty) and Judas (Veronica). To the point where in the 2000 film version Judas catching Mary and Jesus in an intimate position is what drives him to betray Jesus to the authorities.

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* Depending on the production, a rare gender opposite variation occurs in JesusChristSuperstar ''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar'' with Mary Magdalene (Betty) and Judas (Veronica). To the point where in the 2000 film version Judas catching Mary and Jesus in an intimate position is what drives him to betray Jesus to the authorities.
8th Nov '16 11:05:47 AM lalalei2001
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* In the radio adaptation of ''Radio/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'', Jekyll loves the proper Margaret while Hyde lusts for the earthy Hattie. It's even worse because he's the direct cause of Hattie being forced into poverty and prostitution.

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* In the radio adaptation of ''Radio/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'', Jekyll loves the proper Margaret while Hyde lusts for the earthy Hattie. Hettie. It's even worse because he's the direct cause of Hattie Hettie being forced into poverty and prostitution.
6th Nov '16 4:33:15 AM lalalei2001
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* In the radio adaptation of ''Radio/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'', Jekyll loves the proper Margaret while Hyde lusts for the earthy Lily. It's even worse because he's the direct cause of Lily being forced into poverty and prostitution.

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* In the radio adaptation of ''Radio/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'', Jekyll loves the proper Margaret while Hyde lusts for the earthy Lily. Hattie. It's even worse because he's the direct cause of Lily Hattie being forced into poverty and prostitution.
6th Nov '16 4:00:43 AM lalalei2001
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* In the radio adaptation of ''Radio/DrJekyllAndMrHyde'', Jekyll loves the proper Margaret while Hyde lusts for the earthy Lily. It's even worse because he's the direct cause of Lily being forced into poverty and prostitution.
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29th Oct '16 2:58:22 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheGunganCouncil'' has Anara (Jedi) and Kith (Sith) being the love interests for Tantor.

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* ''TheGunganCouncil'' ''Roleplay/TheGunganCouncil'' has Anara (Jedi) and Kith (Sith) being the love interests for Tantor.
28th Oct '16 1:20:24 PM nombretomado
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Do be aware that fans like to exaggerate potential relationships; {{Shipping}} would not exist without it. As a result there are likely to be multiple instances of an OfficialCouple (vindicated by WordOfGod) that has some sort of {{Fanon}}-based "romantic rival" mirroring this trope. Even shows without such romantic entanglements in-universe can inspire Betty/Veronica debates amongst the {{Fandom}}; hence, [[GilligansIsland Mary Ann/Ginger]], [[WKRPInCincinnati Bailey/Jennifer]], [[ThreesCompany Janet/Chrissy]], [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Velma/Daphne]], etc.

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Do be aware that fans like to exaggerate potential relationships; {{Shipping}} would not exist without it. As a result there are likely to be multiple instances of an OfficialCouple (vindicated by WordOfGod) that has some sort of {{Fanon}}-based "romantic rival" mirroring this trope. Even shows without such romantic entanglements in-universe can inspire Betty/Veronica debates amongst the {{Fandom}}; hence, [[GilligansIsland [[Series/GilligansIsland Mary Ann/Ginger]], [[WKRPInCincinnati [[Series/WKRPInCincinnati Bailey/Jennifer]], [[ThreesCompany [[Series/ThreesCompany Janet/Chrissy]], [[Franchise/ScoobyDoo Velma/Daphne]], etc.
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