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13th Jan '18 9:12:17 PM erforce
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--> Thou hast beat me out
-> Twelve several times, and I have nightly since
-> Dreamt of encounters 'twixt thyself and me;
-> We have been down together in my sleep,
-> Unbuckling helms, fisting each other's throat,
-> And waked half dead with nothing.
-->-- Aufidius to his blood enemy, Act 4, Scene 5, ''Theatre/{{Coriolanus}}''

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--> Thou ->''"Thou hast beat me out
->
out\\
Twelve several times, and I have nightly since
->
since\\
Dreamt of encounters 'twixt thyself and me;
->
me;\\
We have been down together in my sleep,
->
sleep,\\
Unbuckling helms, fisting each other's throat,
->
throat,\\
And waked half dead with nothing.
nothing."''
-->-- Aufidius '''Aufidius''' to his blood enemy, Act 4, Scene 5, ''Theatre/{{Coriolanus}}''



* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Erik with Charles, to the point where Website/TelevisionWithoutPity gave them the "Best Couple" award. Also present in the original ''Film/XMen'' trilogy. It's supported both by James [=McAvoy=] (who plays Xavier in ''First Class'') and Ian [=McKellen=] (who plays Magneto in the other films). A bit of a variation on this trope in that they're actually ''friends'' despite their opposing goals and the subtext comes from the friendship rather than hostility.

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* ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': Erik with Charles, to the point where Website/TelevisionWithoutPity gave them the "Best Couple" award. Also present in the original ''Film/XMen'' ''[[Film/XMenFilmSeries X-Men]]'' trilogy. It's supported both by James [=McAvoy=] (who plays Xavier in ''First Class'') and Ian [=McKellen=] (who plays Magneto in the other films). A bit of a variation on this trope in that they're actually ''friends'' despite their opposing goals and the subtext comes from the friendship rather than hostility.
8th Jan '18 9:47:05 PM UchuuFlamenco
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* {{Supernatural}} has explicit DatingCatwoman scenarios with Sam/Ruby and (at least on a HeterosexualLifePartners level) Dean/Crowley. A more subtextual example is Bella's relationship with both Winchesters: They hate her for the many times she's put them into a frustrating situation, but she still talks to them in a flirty way, is very sexy, and her very first interaction with them involves [[ShowSomeLeg giving Sam a titillating moment]] while she steals something from him.

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* {{Supernatural}} ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' has explicit DatingCatwoman scenarios with Sam/Ruby and (at least on a HeterosexualLifePartners level) Dean/Crowley. A more subtextual example is Bella's relationship with both Winchesters: They hate her for the many times she's put them into a frustrating situation, but she still talks to them in a flirty way, is very sexy, and her very first interaction with them involves [[ShowSomeLeg giving Sam a titillating moment]] while she steals something from him.
1st Jan '18 3:26:33 PM nombretomado
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* Music/MiikeSnow's GenghisKhan is about a PunchClockVillain having captured a Franchise/JamesBond expy. He has the hero strapped to a table with a laser pointed at him but just as he is about to execute him, the clock strikes five and the villain powers down the machine and goes home. As the villain spends time with his perfectly ordinary family, he can't get the hero off his mind even when he's spending time with his wife. The villain eventually freaks out and rushes back to execute the hero to banish the thought of him from his mind... only to realize that he can't bring himself to do, release the hero, and replace his wife with the hero and enjoy a peaceful domestic life together. At the end of the video, the villain's wife has now become a villain herself, and repeats the song's refrain in a sinister fashion:

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* Music/MiikeSnow's GenghisKhan UsefulNotes/GenghisKhan is about a PunchClockVillain having captured a Franchise/JamesBond expy. He has the hero strapped to a table with a laser pointed at him but just as he is about to execute him, the clock strikes five and the villain powers down the machine and goes home. As the villain spends time with his perfectly ordinary family, he can't get the hero off his mind even when he's spending time with his wife. The villain eventually freaks out and rushes back to execute the hero to banish the thought of him from his mind... only to realize that he can't bring himself to do, release the hero, and replace his wife with the hero and enjoy a peaceful domestic life together. At the end of the video, the villain's wife has now become a villain herself, and repeats the song's refrain in a sinister fashion:
22nd Dec '17 2:37:31 AM rojopixler
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* ''Film/TheLastJedi'' turns up the subtext between Kylo and Rey to full-blown text. Connected by a PsychicLink they initially treat with hostility, they slowly begin to warm up, bond and empathize with each other over their mutual loneliness and sense of loss in the galaxy. Rey [[DistractedByTheSexy gets flustered when she accidentally sees him shirtless]], the pair of them have several long [[HeldGaze held gazes]], actually hold hands at one point, and [[spoiler:he straight-up asks her to rule the galaxy by his side when he usurps his master.]]

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* ''Film/TheLastJedi'' ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/TheLastJedi'' turns up the subtext between Kylo and Rey from ''Film/TheForceAwakens'' to full-blown text. Connected by a PsychicLink they initially treat with hostility, they slowly begin to warm up, bond and empathize with each other over their mutual loneliness and sense of loss in the galaxy. Rey [[DistractedByTheSexy gets flustered when she accidentally sees him shirtless]], the pair of them have several long [[HeldGaze held gazes]], actually hold hands at one point, and [[spoiler:he straight-up asks her to rule the galaxy by his side when he usurps his master.]]
16th Dec '17 5:38:24 PM Apocrypha
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* ''Film/TheLastJedi'' turns up the subtext between Kylo and Rey to full-blown text. Connected by a PsychicLink they initially treat with hostility, they slowly begin to warm up, bond and empathize with each other over their mutual loneliness and sense of loss in the galaxy. Rey [[DistractedByTheSexy gets flustered when she accidentally sees him shirtless]], the pair of them have several long [[HeldGaze held gazes]], actually hold hands at one point, and [[spoiler:he straight-up asks her to rule the galaxy by his side when he usurps his master.]]
16th Dec '17 2:07:18 PM WillBGood
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* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'': In a world where cooking is a [[SeriousBusiness highly personal art]], eating Soma's food brings Erina to orgasm. He singlehandedly shakes all her deeply-entrenched beliefs about culinary elitism so deeply that she spends several scenes alone, in her room, just pondering him. One of Soma's driving goals is to make a dish she'll admit to liking, and Erina goes to great lengths to get him out of their school because she's afraid that he might succeed. They soon become WorthyOpponent]=s=], despite Soma being this nobody peasant first-year and Erina being a renowned SchoolIdol.

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* ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'': In a world where cooking is a [[SeriousBusiness highly personal art]], eating Soma's food brings Erina to orgasm. He singlehandedly shakes all her deeply-entrenched beliefs about culinary elitism so deeply that she spends several scenes alone, in her room, just pondering him. One of Soma's driving goals is to make a dish she'll admit to liking, and Erina goes to great lengths to get him out of their school because she's afraid that he might succeed. They soon become WorthyOpponent]=s=], {{Worthy Opponent}}s, despite Soma being this nobody peasant first-year and Erina being a renowned SchoolIdol.
5th Dec '17 11:03:29 AM caffeinedelusions
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* ''Literature/ColdDays'': In between Mab's attempts to [[SinkOrSwimMentor kill]] Harry Dresden, she gets very touchy-feely with him. The subtext is heightened by their [[spoiler:plot-related sex]] in the previous book.

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* ''Literature/ColdDays'': In between Mab's attempts to [[SinkOrSwimMentor kill]] Harry Dresden, she gets very touchy-feely with him. The subtext is heightened by their [[spoiler:plot-related sex]] in the previous book.[[spoiler:Also the fact that as Winter Knight, being the consort to the Winter Queens is one of Harry's official duties.]]
14th Nov '17 10:03:57 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Literature/BerlinAlexanderplatz'': Seen in the interactions between Franz Biberkopf and Reinhold. The latter screws over the protagonist Biberkopf, time and time again, but Biberkopf keeps showing InsaneForgiveness for him. In the tv-adaptation by Creator/RainerWernerFassbinder, the queer subtext is made even more blatant:

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* ''Literature/BerlinAlexanderplatz'': Seen in the interactions between Franz Biberkopf and Reinhold. The latter screws over the protagonist Biberkopf, time and time again, but Biberkopf keeps showing InsaneForgiveness forgiveness for him. In the tv-adaptation by Creator/RainerWernerFassbinder, the queer subtext is made even more blatant:
11th Nov '17 5:14:27 PM Nyame
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* Wrestling/DeanAmbrose and Wrestling/SethRollins have a cross between this and HomoeroticSubtext -- ever since their first feud in 2011, in FCW, aka ''developmental''. Things got particularly heated during 2017 where the two kept on flip-flopping each other before finally reuniting as a team and winning the RAW Tag Titles together. Every segment they shared during that summer was chock full of BelligerentSexualTension, with two acting like a pair of ex-lovers who still love each other but also still hate each other. The WillTheyOrWontThey was so bad that even ''male'' fans were wondering when they were going to screw each other's brains out.
20th Sep '17 8:24:28 AM CosmicFerret
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* Music/MiikeSnow's GenghisKhan is about a PunchClockVillain having captured a JamesBond expy. He has the hero strapped to a table with a laser pointed at him but just as he is about to execute him, the clock strikes five and the villain powers down the machine and goes home. As the villain spends time with his perfectly ordinary family, he can't get the hero off his mind even when he's spending time with his wife. The villain eventually freaks out and rushes back to execute the hero to banish the thought of him from his mind... only to realize that he can't bring himself to do, release the hero, and replace his wife with the hero and enjoy a peaceful domestic life together. At the end of the video, the villain's wife has now become a villain herself, and repeats the song's refrain in a sinister fashion:

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* Music/MiikeSnow's GenghisKhan is about a PunchClockVillain having captured a JamesBond Franchise/JamesBond expy. He has the hero strapped to a table with a laser pointed at him but just as he is about to execute him, the clock strikes five and the villain powers down the machine and goes home. As the villain spends time with his perfectly ordinary family, he can't get the hero off his mind even when he's spending time with his wife. The villain eventually freaks out and rushes back to execute the hero to banish the thought of him from his mind... only to realize that he can't bring himself to do, release the hero, and replace his wife with the hero and enjoy a peaceful domestic life together. At the end of the video, the villain's wife has now become a villain herself, and repeats the song's refrain in a sinister fashion:
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