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20th May '17 8:27:56 PM kundoo
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** Notable for its total version. Arthur and Merlin are HeterosexualLifePartners, but when Guinevere starts to catch Arthur's attention, Merlin [[ShipperOnDeck couldn't be more delighted]]. [[HetIsEw This poses quite a problem for the slashers]] considering Merlin and Guinevere are LikeBrotherAndSister, and more often than not it is Merlin encouraging Gwen to spend time with Arthur.

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** Notable for its total version.aversion. Arthur and Merlin are HeterosexualLifePartners, but when Guinevere starts to catch Arthur's attention, Merlin [[ShipperOnDeck couldn't be more delighted]]. [[HetIsEw This poses quite a problem for the slashers]] considering Merlin and Guinevere are LikeBrotherAndSister, and more often than not it is Merlin encouraging Gwen to spend time with Arthur.
17th May '17 11:27:07 AM nighttrainfm
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* Notable for its aversion in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''. Arthur and Merlin are HeterosexualLifePartners, but when Guinevere starts to catch Arthur's attention, Merlin [[ShipperOnDeck couldn't be more delighted]]. [[HetIsEw This poses quite a problem for the slashers]] considering Merlin and Guinevere are LikeBrotherAndSister, and more often than not it is Merlin encouraging Gwen to spend time with Arthur.

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Notable for its aversion in ''Series/{{Merlin}}''.total version. Arthur and Merlin are HeterosexualLifePartners, but when Guinevere starts to catch Arthur's attention, Merlin [[ShipperOnDeck couldn't be more delighted]]. [[HetIsEw This poses quite a problem for the slashers]] considering Merlin and Guinevere are LikeBrotherAndSister, and more often than not it is Merlin encouraging Gwen to spend time with Arthur.
14th Dec '16 7:49:07 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': In all of a moment, the relationship between Shirley (love interest) and Rolo (clingy surrogate brother) becomes this when [[spoiler:Shirley mentions wanting to get Lelouch back together with Nunnally, which causes Rolo, who can't stand the thought of not being Lelouch's only sibling, and promptly ends things by killing Shirley]].
* Yui and Tamahome over Miaka in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' (because Yui has a crush on Tamahome, too, and wants him for herself).

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* ''Anime/CodeGeass'': In all of a moment, the relationship between Shirley (love interest) and Rolo (clingy surrogate brother) becomes this when [[spoiler:Shirley mentions wanting to get Lelouch back together with Nunnally, which Nunnally. This causes Rolo, who Rolo to snap, since he can't stand the thought of not being Lelouch's only sibling, and sibling ''and'' [[HeKnowsTooMuch realizes that Shirley knows important stuff]] [[FakeMemories that should NOT be aware of]]; he promptly ends things by killing Shirley]].
* Yui and Tamahome over Miaka in ''Manga/FushigiYuugi'' (because Yui has a crush on Tamahome, too, and wants him for herself).herself, PLUS has been deceived to believe that Miaka has completely thrown her away).



* In ''Manga/SkipBeat'', Ren (mutual crush) and Moko ([[{{Tsundere}} best friend]]) sometimes act like this towards Kyoko. On Kyoko's birthday, they were secretly trying to figure out who could get her a better present. Well, it's one-sided on Moko's part, but still.

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* In ''Manga/SkipBeat'', Ren (mutual crush) and Moko Kanae/Moko ([[{{Tsundere}} best friend]]) sometimes act like this towards Kyoko. On Kyoko's birthday, they were secretly trying to figure out who could get her a better present. Well, it's one-sided on Moko's part, but still.
10th Dec '16 6:51:15 PM AdelePotter
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* Amelia (lover) vs. Zadie (friend) over Dylan Crosby in ''Literatre/ReconstructingAmelia''. Neither Dylan or Amelia want the conflict, but Zadie repeatedly antagonizes Amelia despite Dylan's desperate attempts to smooth things over and Amelia's attempts to just stay out of Zadie's way. [[spoiler:In the end, it indirectly gets Amelia killed]].
28th Nov '16 1:01:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* HarryPotter: [[spoiler: Snape and Lily weren't dating, but he does love her. What caused the fallout of was his friendship with future Death Eaters like Mulciber and Avery. Beyond influencing his idealogies, it caused a strain with Lily's other friends, wondering why she was a friend with him. WordOfGod is that if he could, he'd have done things differently and that had he given them up, there was a good chance they'd end up together. Instead, she ends up with his adversary and rival, James Potter.]]

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* HarryPotter: ''Literature/HarryPotter'': [[spoiler: Snape and Lily weren't dating, but he does love her. What caused the fallout of was his friendship with future Death Eaters like Mulciber and Avery. Beyond influencing his idealogies, it caused a strain with Lily's other friends, wondering why she was a friend with him. WordOfGod is that if he could, he'd have done things differently and that had he given them up, there was a good chance they'd end up together. Instead, she ends up with his adversary and rival, James Potter.]]
28th Nov '16 1:00:54 PM Morgenthaler
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** Justified, since Sparhawk is also the Prince Cosort and Champion of Elenia under command of his wife the Queen, and for political reasons she can't let the Church order her husband around while ignoring her authority.
28th Nov '16 1:00:39 PM Morgenthaler
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** ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'' takes this further, revealing that they actually tried to sabotage the budding romance, but being Timon and Pumbaa, everything they did just backfired.

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** * ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'' takes this further, revealing that they actually tried to sabotage the budding romance, but being Timon and Pumbaa, everything they did just backfired.
22nd Oct '16 2:30:53 PM rafi
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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Although the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF4CWCXirZ8&feature=related "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"]] is mostly just a romantic montage between [[NewOldFlame Simba and Nala]], it begins and ends with Timon and Pumbaa, Simba's best friends, lamenting the fact that they will lose him if he goes back to the Pridelands.
** ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'' takes this further, revealing that they actually tried to sabotage the budding romance, but being Timon and Pumbaa, everything they did just backfired.
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* ''Disney/TheLionKing'': Although the song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF4CWCXirZ8&feature=related "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"]] is mostly just a romantic montage between [[NewOldFlame Simba and Nala]], it begins and ends with Timon and Pumbaa, Simba's best friends, lamenting the fact that they will lose him if he goes back to the Pridelands.
** ''Disney/TheLionKingOneAndAHalf'' takes this further, revealing that they actually tried to sabotage the budding romance, but being Timon and Pumbaa, everything they did just backfired.
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22nd Oct '16 2:18:31 PM LovePsychothefirst
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* In ''Fanfic/{{Reflections}}'', an AU fic of VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss this is how Natalia sees her relationship with Luke and Asch. Unfortunately, not only is she WrongGenreSavvy, but her actions in the name of this trope tend to backfire ''horribly''.
2nd Oct '16 9:12:27 AM N8han11
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** You know what? Forget any specific story -- the fan authors on the whole tend to do this ''really'' often with Ash, Pikachu, and whoever one or the other of them is being shipped with.
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