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23rd Sep '16 9:33:33 AM Tron80
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* Used for a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93809/a-pleasant-surprise A Pleasant Surprise]]'', when it is revealed at the end that Fluttershy and Midnight have known each other since childhood.

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* Used for a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in ''[[http://www.fimfiction.net/story/93809/a-pleasant-surprise A Pleasant Surprise]]'', when it is revealed at the end that Fluttershy and Midnight have known each other since childhood.
23rd Sep '16 9:32:10 AM Tron80
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* ComicBook/LanaLang, in some versions of the ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' mythos.

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* ComicBook/LanaLang, in some Franchise/{{Superman}}: In most of versions of the ''Comicbook/{{Superman}}'' mythos.Superman mythos, Comicbook/LanaLang is Clark Kent's childhood friend who had a huge crush on him. Usually Clark liked her back, but after leaving Smallville, he falls for Comicbook/LoisLane, and Lana and he become JustFriends.
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}: In the Silver Age, Dick Malverne grew up at the Midvale Orphanage during the same time that Linda Lee alias Supergirl did, and he had a crush on her. Although the two dated for a while they grew apart after college. They met again as adults, and Dick confessed he always loved her and and knew of her secret identity [[spoiler:before dying]].
23rd Sep '16 9:12:26 AM Tron80
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* In the fanfic '' [[http://forum.evageeks.org/thread/16236/Ghosts-of-Evangelion/400/ Ghosts of Evangelion]]'' [[spoiler:Kyoko]] reveals to [[IdiotHero Shinji]] [[OfficialCouple and]] [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] that they had already met when they were little kids. Subverted because neither of them remembered it:
-->"We went to college together, as I understand it. She and I spent a bit of time together after you and Asuka were born, before Asuka and I left for Germany."\\
Asuka laughed. "So we'd met before?" she asked. "Me and the [[InsultOfEndearment idiot]], I mean."\\
Kyoko nodded, smiling. "I actually remember that, too. I remember staring down at you, thinking you were the cutest thing ever, while Yui did the same with Shinji."\\
Asuka smirked at Shinji. "How about that, eh? The red string of fate bound us together even then." She frowned. "Kind of depressing, now that I think about it."\\
Shinji laughed weakly.

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* In the fanfic '' [[http://forum.evageeks.org/thread/16236/Ghosts-of-Evangelion/400/ Ghosts of Evangelion]]'' ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'': [[spoiler:Kyoko]] reveals to [[IdiotHero Shinji]] [[OfficialCouple and]] [[{{Tsundere}} Asuka]] that they had already Shinji and Asuka met for first time when they were little kids. Subverted because neither of them remembered it:
-->"We -->'''Kyoko:''' We went to college together, as I understand it. She and I spent a bit of time together after you and Asuka were born, before Asuka and I left for Germany."\\
Asuka laughed. "So
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'''Asuka:''' (laughing) So
we'd met before?" she asked. "Me before? Me and the [[InsultOfEndearment idiot]], I mean."\\
Kyoko nodded, smiling. "I
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'''Kyoko:''' I
actually remember that, too. I remember staring down at you, thinking you were the cutest thing ever, while Yui did the same with Shinji."\\
Asuka smirked at Shinji. "How
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'''Asuka:''' How
about that, eh? The red string of fate bound us together even then." She frowned. "Kind then. Kind of depressing, now that I think about it."\\
Shinji laughed weakly.
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'''Shinji:''' (laughter)
22nd Sep '16 4:07:33 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** Ryuuken Ishida and Kanae Katagiri met as young children, whereupon Kanae [[LoveAtFirstSight immediately]] devoted herself to him as his NinjaMaid. Her UndyingLoyalty remained unshaken even after Ryuuken's mother [[ArrangedMarriage arranged]] a BlueBlood engagement between Ryuuken and Masaki. Although Ryuuken genuinely cared for both women, the arrangement was complicated by both Ryuuken and Masaki knowing they were [[NoSparks romantically incompatible]] and by Ryuuken and Kanae knowing they were very [[UnresolvedSexualTension romantically compatible]]. Only when the engagement falls through does a relationship between [[UptownGirl Ryuuken]] and [[FirstGirlWins Kanae]] finally become viable and they eventually MarryForLove, having a son named Uryu. [[spoiler: Sadly, Kanae is murdered in ThePurge (which also caused Masaki's death), and Ryuuken [[TheLostLenore has never loved anyone else]].]]
** The last chapter of the manga (686) shows that [[spoiler: the ChildhoodFriends [[ActionGirl Rukia]] [[PluckyGirl Kuchiki[[ [[HugeGuyTinyGirl and]] [[HotBlooded Renji]] [[FieryRedhead Abarai]] ultimately tied the knot, [[BabiesEverAfter plus had a daughter named Ichika]].]]

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** Ryuuken Ishida and Kanae Katagiri met as young children, whereupon Kanae [[LoveAtFirstSight immediately]] devoted herself to him as his NinjaMaid. Her UndyingLoyalty remained unshaken even after Ryuuken's mother [[ArrangedMarriage arranged]] a BlueBlood engagement between Ryuuken and Masaki. Although Ryuuken genuinely cared for both women, the arrangement was complicated by both Ryuuken and Masaki knowing they were [[NoSparks romantically incompatible]] and by Ryuuken and Kanae knowing they were very [[UnresolvedSexualTension romantically compatible]]. Only when the engagement falls through does a relationship between [[UptownGirl Ryuuken]] and [[FirstGirlWins Kanae]] finally become viable and they eventually MarryForLove, having a son named Uryu. [[spoiler: Sadly, Kanae is murdered in ThePurge (which also caused Masaki's death), and Ryuuken [[TheLostLenore has never loved anyone else]].else]] ever since.]]
** The last chapter of the manga (686) shows that [[spoiler: the ChildhoodFriends [[ActionGirl Rukia]] [[PluckyGirl Kuchiki[[ Kuchiki]] [[HugeGuyTinyGirl and]] [[HotBlooded Renji]] [[FieryRedhead Abarai]] ultimately tied the knot, [[BabiesEverAfter plus had a daughter named Ichika]].]]



** Sanae and Tsubasa, who have known each other since their Elementary days, which eventually grown into love when they are teenagers. [[spoiler:They are currently married, and she's pregnant with their first child.]]
** Tsubasa's other friend Kumi, is also in love with him, but he rejects her love (in a kind way). Kumi is saddened by his rejection, but being a PluckyGirl she bounces back rather quickly.

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** Sanae and Tsubasa, who Tsubasa have known each other since their Elementary elementary days, which eventually grown into love when they are teenagers. [[spoiler:They are currently married, and she's pregnant with their first child.]]
** Tsubasa's other friend Kumi, is also in love with him, but he rejects her love (in a kind way).confession in the sweetest way possible. Kumi is saddened by his rejection, but being a PluckyGirl she bounces back rather quickly.



** The anime adds several scenes that attempt to make Natsu and Lisanna out to be this before Lisanna's [[spoiler: supposed]] death. [[spoiler: After their reunion at the end of the Edolas arc however, any further development completely stalled, with him focusing more on missions and her focusing more on reconnecting with her brother and sister. To date, they have had a grand total of two one-sentence-long conversations since her return.]]

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** The anime adds several scenes that attempt to make Natsu and Lisanna out to be this before Lisanna's [[spoiler: supposed]] death. [[spoiler: After their reunion at the end of the Edolas arc however, any further romantic development completely stalled, with him focusing more on missions and her focusing more on reconnecting with her brother and sister. To date, they have had a grand total of two one-sentence-long conversations since her return.sister.]]



** In the case of [[spoiler: Inspector Ninzaburou Shiratori and Teacher Sumiko Kobayashi]], this is [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in a very interesting way. [[spoiler: Shiratori was in LoveAtFirstSight with Kobayashi ever since childhood and she inspired him to become a cop, yes, but theirs was actually a chance meeting and he didn't even know her name, only that [[JusticeWillPrevail she was very justice-driven]] and she had a keen interest in [[CherryBlossoms the sakura flowers and how they symbolize justice]]. Years later, Shiratori believes that ''Satou'' is the girl he loved since childhood, and this is why [[RomanticFalseLead he pursues her]] [[LoveTriangle even when Takagi is interested in her too and her affections seem to go for him instead]]; almost immediately [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor after it's clear that Sato has chosen Takagi]], Shiratori meets Kobayashi and realises VERY soon [[FirstGirlAfterAll that *she* is the girl he's loved for almost two decades]]. For her part, Kobayashi [[ForgottenFirstMeeting can't remember Shiratori]] and, while she does crush on [[TallDarkAndHandsome him]] from their "first" meeting onwards, soon she begins to distrust him because [[LovingAShadow she thinks Shiratori is using her to forget Sato]] ([[IdenticalStranger who looks a LOT like her]]) -- until she ''also'' recalls their chance encounter and recognizes him from the past. They're a VERY steady OfficialCouple from then on.]]

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** In the case of [[spoiler: Inspector Ninzaburou Shiratori and Teacher Sumiko Kobayashi]], this is [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in a very interesting way. [[spoiler: Shiratori was in LoveAtFirstSight with Kobayashi ever since childhood and she inspired him to become a cop, yes, but theirs was actually a chance meeting and he didn't even know her name, only that [[JusticeWillPrevail she was very justice-driven]] and she had a keen interest in [[CherryBlossoms the sakura flowers and how they symbolize justice]]. Years later, Shiratori believes that ''Satou'' is the girl he loved since childhood, and this is why [[RomanticFalseLead he pursues her]] [[LoveTriangle even when Takagi is interested in her too and her affections seem to go for him instead]]; almost immediately [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor after it's clear that Sato has chosen Takagi]], Shiratori meets Kobayashi and realises VERY soon [[FirstGirlAfterAll that *she* is the girl he's loved for almost two decades]]. For her part, Kobayashi [[ForgottenFirstMeeting can't remember Shiratori]] and, while she does crush on [[TallDarkAndHandsome him]] from their "first" meeting onwards, soon she begins to distrust him because [[LovingAShadow she thinks Shiratori is using her to forget Sato]] ([[IdenticalStranger who looks a LOT like her]]) -- until she ''also'' recalls their chance encounter and recognizes him from the past. They're a VERY steady OfficialCouple from then on.]]



*** Another set: [[spoiler:Elle and Beecha]]. Elle is initially attracted to one of her friends Judau, but she ended up with Beecha instead via a LastMinuteHookup.

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*** Another set: [[spoiler:Elle and Beecha]]. Elle is initially attracted to one of her friends he3r friend Judau, but she ended up with Beecha instead via a LastMinuteHookup.



*** If we count teenage-hood friends [[spoiler: then we have Flit's son Asem and Romary. Incidentally, the ''Memory of Eden'' [=OVAs=] RetCon them into being ChildhoodFriends.]]

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*** If we count teenage-hood friends [[spoiler: then we have Flit's son Asem and Romary. Incidentally, his eventual wife Romary seems to fit more in HighschoolSweethearts, but the ''Memory of Eden'' [=OVAs=] RetCon them into being ChildhoodFriends.]]



*** Also [[spoiler:Chrom]]'s daughter Lucina and the aforementioned Gerome. Right before their mutual LoveConfession, she calls him her "most stalwart companion ever since childhood."

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*** Also [[spoiler:Chrom]]'s daughter Lucina and any of her suitors save the Male Avatar, but ''specially'' the aforementioned Gerome. Right before their mutual LoveConfession, she calls him her "most stalwart companion ever since childhood."
21st Sep '16 4:07:22 PM nombretomado
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* Guillo in ''BatenKaitos Origins''. Other obstacles standing between him/her and Sagi include the fact that he/she is ''a living puppet'', and the fact that Sagi probably always thought of him/her as a man, even though he/she technically has no gender. Or rather he/she is both gender since he/she seems to be deeply influenced by his/her creators, who were a man and women and are the ones he/she got her voice(s) from.

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* Guillo in ''BatenKaitos Origins''.''VideoGame/BatenKaitosOrigins''. Other obstacles standing between him/her and Sagi include the fact that he/she is ''a living puppet'', and the fact that Sagi probably always thought of him/her as a man, even though he/she technically has no gender. Or rather he/she is both gender since he/she seems to be deeply influenced by his/her creators, who were a man and women and are the ones he/she got her voice(s) from.
18th Sep '16 1:10:15 PM nombretomado
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%%* ''ArchieComics''' Archie Andrews and Betty Cooper. See BettyAndVeronica.

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%%* ''ArchieComics''' ''Franchise/ArchieComics''' Archie Andrews and Betty Cooper. See BettyAndVeronica.
17th Sep '16 12:36:50 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Honoo no Haramase Oppai Shintai Sokutei ~Osananajimi Joshikousei Karada Sokutei de Zenin Nakadashi Paradise!'' (please excuse the {{Intentionally Awkward|Title}} LongTitle) allows you to take this UpToEleven; you can get a HaremEnding with '''fourteen''' ChildhoodFriends!

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* ''Honoo no Haramase Oppai Shintai Sokutei ~Osananajimi Joshikousei Karada Sokutei de Zenin Nakadashi Paradise!'' (please excuse the {{Intentionally Awkward|Title}} LongTitle) allows you to take this UpToEleven; you can get a HaremEnding with '''fourteen''' '''''fourteen''''' different ChildhoodFriends!
15th Sep '16 11:12:03 AM RubyVisiblyShaken
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[[caption-width-right:348:Not pictured: 12 years of JustFriends]]

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[[caption-width-right:348:Not pictured: 12 years of being JustFriends]]
12th Sep '16 12:39:26 PM Troperr2016
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheRidonculousRace'': Racing partners Carrie and Devin said that they knew each other since they were kids, stating they first met at a sandbox. Their relationship turns romantic over the course of the race.
10th Sep '16 1:15:19 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* In the ''Film/LordOfTheRings''-inspired movie ''BornOfHope'', there is Elgarain for Arathorn and a rare male example in [[spoiler:Dírhaborn]] for Elgarain.

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%%* In the ''Film/LordOfTheRings''-inspired movie ''BornOfHope'', ''Film/BornOfHope'', there is Elgarain for Arathorn and a rare male example in [[spoiler:Dírhaborn]] for Elgarain.



* ''Film/SkyHigh'': Layla and Will are neighbors and because of that and other things Warren believes this of them. It becomes a fact at the end of the film.

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* ''Film/SkyHigh'': ''Film/SkyHigh2005'': Layla and Will are neighbors and because of that and other things Warren believes this of them. It becomes a fact at the end of the film.



%%* Leah and Brad in ''TrojanWar'' (the condom, not the city)
%%* Julie and Bryce in ''{{Flipped}}''.

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%%* Leah and Brad in ''TrojanWar'' ''Film/TrojanWar'' (the condom, not the city)
%%* Julie and Bryce in ''{{Flipped}}''.''Film/{{Flipped}}''.



%%* The ''SpiderManTrilogy'':

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%%* The ''SpiderManTrilogy'':''Film/SpiderManTrilogy'':



%%* ''TheTimeTravelersWife'''s Clare Abshire and Henry De Tamble.

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%%* ''TheTimeTravelersWife'''s ''Film/TheTimeTravelersWife'''s Clare Abshire and Henry De Tamble.



%%* Jamal and Latika in ''SlumdogMillionaire''
%%* Hal and Lane in ''SnowDay''.

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%%* Jamal and Latika in ''SlumdogMillionaire''
''Film/SlumdogMillionaire''
%%* Hal and Lane in ''SnowDay''.''Film/SnowDay''.



* In ''SomeKindOfWonderful'' Keith and Watts have known each other since ''at least'' the third grade. Initially Keith doesn't notice her--due not only to knowing her for a very long time, but also because she's ''this'' close to qualifying for WholesomeCrossdresser--but following a whole lot of CharacterDevelopment for everybody and a PracticeKiss, he ends up choosing her. Curiously enough, the popular girl he was pining after isn't made out to be a bad person, just one who's better off on her own.

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* In ''SomeKindOfWonderful'' ''Film/SomeKindOfWonderful'' Keith and Watts have known each other since ''at least'' the third grade. Initially Keith doesn't notice her--due not only to knowing her for a very long time, but also because she's ''this'' close to qualifying for WholesomeCrossdresser--but following a whole lot of CharacterDevelopment for everybody and a PracticeKiss, he ends up choosing her. Curiously enough, the popular girl he was pining after isn't made out to be a bad person, just one who's better off on her own.
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