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11th Jun '18 1:44:06 PM WillKeaton
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* ''Film/BlackWidow'' (1987). Alexandra Barnes and Catharine Petersen are taking a scuba diving class. An unattractive woman with a cold asks to be Catherine's partner, but Alexandra intervenes and says that she and Catharine had already agreed to be partners, much to Catharine's relief. This example fits the trope because there was considerable subsequent HomoromanticSubtext between Alexandra and Catharine, including two kisses.

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* ''Film/BlackWidow'' (1987). Alexandra Barnes and Catharine Petersen are taking a scuba diving class. An unattractive woman with a cold asks to be Catherine's partner, but Alexandra intervenes and says that she and Catharine had already agreed to be partners, much to Catharine's relief. This example fits the trope because there was considerable subsequent HomoromanticSubtext romantic subtext between Alexandra and Catharine, including two kisses.
25th May '18 9:52:02 PM FiliasCupio
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Another scenario is the girl invoking this trope with a guy friend she might be with, by [[HoldingHands grabbing his hand]] or using a petname. Expect him to be surprised but play along. This also doesn't stop them from [[BecomingTheMask turning into real lovers]] at some point.

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Another scenario is the girl invoking this trope with a guy friend she might be with, by [[HoldingHands grabbing his hand]] or using a petname. Expect him to be surprised but play along. This also doesn't stop them from [[BecomingTheMask [[RomanticFakeRealTurn turning into real lovers]] at some point.



Subtrope of FakeRelationship. Compare TheBeard, FakeOutMakeOut. Not to be confused with GirlfriendInCanada, which is someone bluffing that they have a lover elsewhere.

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Subtrope of FakeRelationship. Compare TheBeard, FakeOutMakeOut.FakeOutMakeOut, RomanticFakeRealTurn. Not to be confused with GirlfriendInCanada, which is someone bluffing that they have a lover elsewhere.
25th May '18 9:51:01 PM FiliasCupio
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When a guy (and it's almost [[AlwaysMale always a guy]]) saves a girl on the street from being harrassed by some undesirables by coming over and pretending to be her boyfriend or brother, or something similar. The girl is usually not aware that the guy is about to do this, and often doesn't even know the guy in question. This doesn't stop them from [[BecomingTheMask turning into real lovers]] at some point.

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When a guy (and it's almost [[AlwaysMale always a guy]]) saves a girl on the street from being harrassed by some undesirables by coming over and pretending to be her boyfriend or brother, or something similar. The girl is usually not aware that the guy is about to do this, and often doesn't even know the guy in question. This doesn't stop them from [[BecomingTheMask [[RomanticFakeRealTurn turning into real lovers]] at some point.
9th Mar '18 1:54:09 PM MsZephy7
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* In ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'', this was how Sophie first met Howl, with him pretending to be her boyfriend to rescue her from a couple of harassing soldiers. While it managed to get the soldiers off Sophie's back, it also had the unintended effect of making the Witch of the Waste jealous of Sophie.
7th Mar '18 2:09:29 PM Siempie
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Compare TheBeard, FakeOutMakeOut. Not to be confused with GirlfriendInCanada, which is someone bluffing that they have a lover elsewhere.

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Subtrope of FakeRelationship. Compare TheBeard, FakeOutMakeOut. Not to be confused with GirlfriendInCanada, which is someone bluffing that they have a lover elsewhere.
31st Jan '18 4:37:29 AM LentilSandEater
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* ''Film/BlackWidow'' (1987). Alexandra Barnes and Catharine Petersen are taking a scuba diving class. An unattractive woman with a cold asks to be Catherine's partner, but Alexandra intervenes and says that she and Catharine had already agreed to be partners, much to Catharine's relief. This example fits the trope because there was considerable subsequent LesYay between Alexandra and Catharine, including two kisses.

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* ''Film/BlackWidow'' (1987). Alexandra Barnes and Catharine Petersen are taking a scuba diving class. An unattractive woman with a cold asks to be Catherine's partner, but Alexandra intervenes and says that she and Catharine had already agreed to be partners, much to Catharine's relief. This example fits the trope because there was considerable subsequent LesYay HomoromanticSubtext between Alexandra and Catharine, including two kisses.
31st Jan '18 4:36:19 AM LentilSandEater
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* Memorably done by John Cusack in ''Film/SayAnything''.

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* %%* Memorably done by John Cusack in ''Film/SayAnything''.
27th Jan '18 2:23:58 PM BulletproofLlama
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* In the film version of ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'', Howl gets Sophie away from some soldiers who are trying to pick her up by coming over and pretending to be her boyfriend.

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* In the film version of ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'', Howl gets Sophie away from some soldiers who are trying to pick her up by coming over and pretending to be her boyfriend.boyfriend, before using his magic to send them literally marching off.
20th Jan '18 3:39:03 AM LinTaylor
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* In ''Manga/RecoveryOfAnMMOJunkie'', Lily used to get a lot of unwanted attention from male players, to the point that it almost ruined her enjoyment of the game. Eventually her guild master Kanbe suggested that she tell people they were partners, which caused the harassment to die down. In Episode 3, she asks Hayashi to become her new partner and he accepts, with Kanbe's approval (though it's also subverted, since Hayashi and Lily are slowly developing into an actual couple -- or at least their players are).
5th Jan '18 9:58:40 PM ani0227
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* In the third book, {{Literature/A Storm Of Swords}} in the {{Literature/A Song Of Ice And Fire}} series, Gendry pretends to be Arya's older brother to repel the advances toward Arya from older creepy men at a brothel. Arya is surprised and upset by Gendry saying this and asserts that he's not her brother probably because she has a huge crush on him.
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