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23rd Jun '17 9:38:10 AM sloane5
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** The Doctor sobbing over the Master's body in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the Time Lords"]] and pleadingly telling him "You could be beautiful" in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]]. And don't even ''start'' on ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'' (although the Master isn't a foe any more)... There's also that phone call in "The Sound of Drums" where the Doctor says all they have is each other.

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** The Doctor sobbing over the Master's body in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the Time Lords"]] and pleadingly telling him "You could be beautiful" in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]]. And don't even ''start'' on ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'' (although the Master isn't a foe any more)... There's also that phone call in "The Sound of Drums" where the Doctor says all they have is each other. Then the Master asks if he's asking him on a date. The Doctor responds by offering to fight across the cosmos.
23rd Jun '17 9:04:13 AM RoxasOrDie
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Doctor and the Master had some of this in discreet 1970s style right from the start, and the twenty-first century show responded to social changes by dumping the "sub" altogether.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'': The Doctor and the Master had some of this in discreet 1970s style right from the start, and the twenty-first century show responded to social changes by dumping the "sub" from the subtext altogether.
31st May '17 4:17:35 PM libertydude
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* ''Film/IShotJesseJames'': While they don't start out as foes, UsefulNotes/JesseJames and Robert Ford definitely have this going on. Even though Ford plans to [[ForegoneConclusion (and eventually does)]] kill Jesse, [[HoYay he helps Jesse take a bath]] and is tortured by his decision to murder Jesse years afterward. [[spoiler: Though Bob's DyingDeclarationOfLove towards Jesse sort of removes the ''subtext'' part.]]
30th May '17 6:55:50 AM Titeufoo
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* In one episode of ''Anime/SonicX'', during a fighting tournament, Rouge fights Tails and beats him... by ''kissing him''. A few episodes earlier, she essentially flirts with Knuckles. The latter relationship is ''canon''.

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* In one episode of ''Anime/SonicX'', during a fighting tournament, Rouge fights Tails and beats him... by ''kissing him''. A few episodes earlier, she essentially flirts with Knuckles. The latter relationship is ''canon''.''canon'' ( at least in the anime ).
7th May '17 4:24:19 PM Derkhan
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* In ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'', Veres (the monster hunter) and Shelena (a werewolf) has a lot of going on between them, although the "foe" part becomes less and less relevant as the two are forced to team up. In the end, the latter has a LoveEpiphany. Veres might've had it earlier, but we don't see his thoughts as we do Shelena's.

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* In ''Literature/LoyalEnemies'', Shelena and Veres (the are nominally mortal enemies, what with her being a werewolf and him a monster hunter) hunter specialized in werewolves. But setting aside Shelena's questionable decision to drag him half-dead out of a ditch and take him home to heal, there's some increasing romance subtext between them as the book goes on. Forced to work together, they have to share her hut, ride on the same horse and spend nights talking at the campfire. Shelena (a werewolf) just can't keep her paws off Veres, sticking feathers up his nose at night and getting almost stabbed for her trouble. Veres, on his part, is very interested when the talk comes to Shelena's preferences in men, and he's always just around the corner when Shelena has gotten herself into trouble again. When asked by Delirna how Veres is in bed, instead of denying anything, Shelena's answer is '[[DeadpanSnarker Like a corpse.]]' And when Shelena [[spoiler:almost dies from an arrow wound]], Veres uses his own life force to [[spoiler:drag her back from the brink of death]]. Enemies, mortal ones. Sure.\\
Eventually, Shelena
has a lot of going on between them, although LoveEpiphany, but that doesn't put the "foe" part becomes less and less relevant as subtext to rest until the two are forced to team up. In very end of the end, the latter has a LoveEpiphany. Veres might've had it earlier, but we don't see his thoughts book, as we do Shelena's.Veres' point of view is never shown.
22nd Apr '17 5:43:30 AM Yukianesa
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* In ''VisualNovel/DateALive'', Kurumi at first sought out Shido to consume him and take the mana of the three Spirits he had sealed up to that point. Her behaviour towards him seems to oscillate between "I really want to eat you and take your power" and "I really want to pin you down to the bed and screw your brains out", making little flirting gestures like licking him and nibbling him, to make him squirm. After he nearly gave his life protecting her from [[spoiler:Kotori]], [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan she has seemingly garnered a genuine affection for him]].
24th Mar '17 5:50:26 PM Twiddler
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' drops several hints that [=GLaDOS=]'s fixation on Chell goes beyond the usual KillAllHumans motivation, with lines such as "Despite your violent behavior, the only thing you've managed to break so far... is my heart." It could be unintentional... but then ''VideoGame/Portal2'' ramps it up further, giving [=GLaDOS=] every PsychoLesbian trope in the book, and she frequently tries to guilt trip Chell using language common to abusive partners. This culminates in "Want You Gone", a BreakupSong in everything but name.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' drops several hints that [=GLaDOS=]'s fixation on Chell goes beyond the usual KillAllHumans motivation, with lines such as "Despite your violent behavior, the only thing you've managed to break so far... is my heart." It could be unintentional... but then ''VideoGame/Portal2'' ramps it up further, giving [=GLaDOS=] every PsychoLesbian trope in the book, and she frequently tries to guilt trip Chell using language common to abusive partners. This culminates in "Want You Gone", a BreakupSong in everything but name. ''The Final Hours of Portal 2'' reveals that a cut plotline had [=GLaDOS=] growing increasingly jealous as the player collected personality cores, culminating in them entering a room to be greeted with the sight of a cold roast dinner, at which point [=GLaDOS=] would berate them for missing dinner because they were busy cheating on her with a personality core. In "You Wouldn't Know", the credits song of ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'', [=GLaDOS=] tries to make Chell jealous, shows resentment over her keeping away, and reminisces over "how much we had".
23rd Mar '17 11:27:35 PM Twiddler
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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' drops several hints that [=GLaDOS=]'s fixation on Chell goes beyond the usual KillAllHumans motivation, with lines such as "Despite your violent behavior, the only thing you've managed to break so far... is my heart." It could be unintentional... but then ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' ramps it up further, giving [=GLaDOS=] every PsychoLesbian trope in the book, and she frequently tries to guilt trip Chell using language common to abusive partners. This culminates in "Want You Gone", a BreakupSong in everything but name.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' drops several hints that [=GLaDOS=]'s fixation on Chell goes beyond the usual KillAllHumans motivation, with lines such as "Despite your violent behavior, the only thing you've managed to break so far... is my heart." It could be unintentional... but then ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Portal2'' ramps it up further, giving [=GLaDOS=] every PsychoLesbian trope in the book, and she frequently tries to guilt trip Chell using language common to abusive partners. This culminates in "Want You Gone", a BreakupSong in everything but name.
14th Mar '17 8:53:56 PM M84
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' "The Ex", Gumball's ArchEnemy Rob deciding to be Banana Joe's nemesis instead is treated like a breakup. Gumball takes it badly and tries to win back Rob's enmity. Gumball's girlfriend Penny finds the whole situation ridiculous.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' "The Ex", Gumball's ArchEnemy Rob deciding to be Banana Joe's nemesis instead is treated like a breakup. Gumball takes it badly and tries to win back Rob's enmity. Gumball even tries ''dressing up like a banana'' and pleading that "[he] can change!" Gumball's girlfriend Penny finds the whole situation ridiculous.
14th Mar '17 8:52:50 PM M84
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' "The Ex", Gumball's ArchEnemy Rob deciding to be Banana Joe's nemesis instead is treated like a breakup. Gumball takes it badly and tries to win back Rob's enmity. Gumball's girlfriend Penny finds the whole situation ridiculous.
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