History Main / ImpliedLoveInterest

1st Jan '17 3:05:40 PM Valiona
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*** The game is rather heavy with one of the potential love interests, [[RobotGirl Aigis]]. She's a full-blown StalkerWithACrush, justified that she [[spoiler:sealed Death into the protagonist but doesn't remember it consciously for most of the game]]. Aside from the protagonist's [[HeartSymbol suggested attraction]] upon first seeing Aigis and a few scenes in which they [[HoldingHands hold hands]], the most notable implication is [[spoiler:the ending of the game, in which he dies after [[LapPillow falling asleep in her lap]].]] Since the game's Social Links officially give the player the final choice in the matter, this has caused a lot of debate in the fandom. Later installments in the series like ''VideoGame/PersonaQ'' and even the [[Anime/Persona3TheMovie movie adaptation]] also put more emphasis on their relationship.

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*** The game is rather heavy with one of the potential love interests, [[RobotGirl Aigis]]. She's a full-blown StalkerWithACrush, justified that she [[spoiler:sealed Death into the protagonist but doesn't remember it consciously for most of the game]]. game, so she feels a strong urge to stay by him without knowing why]]. Aside from the protagonist's [[HeartSymbol suggested attraction]] upon first seeing Aigis and a few scenes in which they [[HoldingHands hold hands]], the most notable implication is [[spoiler:the ending of the game, in which he dies after [[LapPillow falling asleep in her lap]].lap]], although Portable allows you to choose.]] Since the game's Social Links officially give the player the final choice in the matter, matter ([[spoiler:including who is with the Protagonist in his final moments in a NewGamePlus for Portable]]), this has caused a lot of debate in the fandom. Later installments in the series like ''VideoGame/PersonaQ'' and even the [[Anime/Persona3TheMovie movie adaptation]] also put more emphasis on their relationship.



** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' manages to avert this for the most part. While one of the companions, Rise, has a blatant crush on the protagonist, and is seen calling out an anguished love confession during the ending movie as the protagonist rides the train out of Inaba, no one character is given more in-game moments than another. That was until the UpdatedRerelease, ''Persona 4 Golden'', introduced Marie. She holds a connection to the protagonist that none of his other friends do, she's frequently placed into ShesNotMyGirlfriend moments, she's one of the few love interests to actually kiss the player character and [[spoiler:the climax of her story carries a lot of romantic undertones regardless of whether or not you actually pursue a romance with her]].

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** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' manages to avert this for the most part. While one of the companions, Rise, has a blatant crush on the protagonist, and is seen calling out an anguished love confession during the ending movie as the protagonist rides the train out of Inaba, no one character is given more in-game moments than another. That was until the UpdatedRerelease, ''Persona 4 Golden'', introduced Marie. She holds a connection to the protagonist that none of his other friends do, she's frequently placed into ShesNotMyGirlfriend moments, she's one of the few love interests to actually kiss the player character and [[spoiler:the climax of her story carries a lot of romantic undertones regardless of whether or not you actually pursue a romance with her]].her. She also always shows up outside the Dojima house to give the player character chocolate, even if you didn't romance her or if you just got back from a date with someone else]].
28th Dec '16 11:16:56 PM Apocrypha
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** Hajime/[[spoiler:Izuru]] and Chiaki, although the subtext is so heavy the only reason it's "implied" is because there was never a RelationshipUpgrade. She's shown to have waited ''six months'' for him to return, and his [[spoiler:final thoughts, before undergoing [[DeathOfPersonality his transformation into Izuru]], were of her and how he wanted to be better for her]]. Episode 10 cements that his feelings for her were so strong that [[spoiler:Izuru, who claimed he had no former feelings or memories from his past life, started crying at her death.]]

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** Hajime/[[spoiler:Izuru]] and Chiaki, although the subtext is so heavy the only reason it's "implied" is because there was never a RelationshipUpgrade. She's shown to have waited ''six months'' ''a whole year'' for him to return, and his [[spoiler:final thoughts, before undergoing [[DeathOfPersonality his transformation into Izuru]], were of her and how he wanted to be better for her]]. Episode 10 cements that his feelings for her were so strong that [[spoiler:Izuru, who claimed he had no former feelings or memories from his past life, started crying at her death. Then went on to spend years mourning her.]]
27th Dec '16 12:45:02 PM nmn3r3
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is another case where the opposite gender character never appears, and instead all of the ShipTease ends up focused on the main character and Lillie, who is heavily implied but never stated to have a crush on the protagonist and who the protagonists helps throughout the game.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is another case where the opposite gender character never appears, and instead all of the ShipTease ends up focused on the main character and Lillie, who is heavily implied but never stated to have a crush on the protagonist (regardless of what gender you choose) and who the protagonists protagonist helps throughout the game.
21st Dec '16 3:25:49 PM Ravenya003
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* ''Film/RogueOne'' depicts a certain chemistry between Jyn and Cassian, which culminates in an intense MeaningfulGaze during an elevator ride that leaves a lot of things left unspoken. All things considered, it's a case of "what might have been" [[spoiler:had they only had more time to share together before their deaths]].

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* ''Film/RogueOne'' depicts a certain chemistry between Jyn and Cassian, which culminates in an intense MeaningfulGaze HeldGaze during an elevator ride that leaves a lot of things left unspoken. All things considered, it's a case of "what might have been" [[spoiler:had they only had more time to share together before their deaths]].
21st Dec '16 3:24:09 PM Ravenya003
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* ''Film/RogueOne'' depicts a certain chemistry between Jyn and Cassian, which culminates in an intense MeaningfulStare during an elevator ride that leaves a lot of things left unspoken. All things considered, it's a case of "what might have been" [[spoiler:had they only had more time to share before their deaths]].

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* ''Film/RogueOne'' depicts a certain chemistry between Jyn and Cassian, which culminates in an intense MeaningfulStare MeaningfulGaze during an elevator ride that leaves a lot of things left unspoken. All things considered, it's a case of "what might have been" [[spoiler:had they only had more time to share together before their deaths]].
21st Dec '16 3:23:16 PM Ravenya003
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* ''Film/RogueOne'' depicts a certain chemistry between Jyn and Cassian, which culminates in an intense MeaningfulStare during an elevator ride that leaves a lot of things left unspoken. All things considered, it's a case of "what might have been" [[spoiler:had they only had more time to share before their deaths]].
20th Dec '16 7:07:56 AM IniuriaTalis
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' is another case where the opposite gender character never appears, and instead all of the ShipTease ends up focused on the main character and Lillie, who is heavily implied but never stated to have a crush on the protagonist and who the protagonists helps throughout the game.
5th Dec '16 12:49:37 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheTraitorSonCycle'', it's pretty obvious that there's ''something'' between Irene and Walks on Clouds, as the two are far more affectionate with each other than people tend to be after two weeks of knowing one another, but with Walks on Clouds, one never knows what he/she's thinking, and Irene's feeling are in enough non-romantic turmoil that she doesn't even begin to think about this.
17th Nov '16 10:08:53 PM LadyNorbert
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** [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Apollo Justice and Juniper Woods.]] Juniper doesn't even try to hide that she has huge crush on Apollo, but like the exapmle above it's not clear if it's two-sided. It's worth noting that after Apollo eats lotus root Juniper gave him(which isn't meant to be eaten raw) he's worried that she'll think he's a weirdo, covers her from a bomb blast, and the wounds from said bomb blast are the only reason he didn't defend her later(he actually ''tried'' to defend her despite his injuries, but since he could barely stand Athena changed him). At the same time Athena's comment suggests he's ObliviousToLove. To complicate thing further in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' Juniper [[spoiler:doesn't appear at all.]]

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** [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies Apollo Justice and Juniper Woods.]] Juniper doesn't even try to hide that she has huge crush on Apollo, but like the exapmle above it's not clear if it's two-sided. It's worth noting that after Apollo eats lotus root Juniper gave him(which him (which isn't meant to be eaten raw) he's worried that she'll think he's a weirdo, covers her from a bomb blast, and the wounds from said bomb blast are the only reason he didn't defend her later(he later (he actually ''tried'' to defend her despite his injuries, but since he could barely stand stand, Athena changed him). At the same time Athena's comment suggests he's ObliviousToLove. To complicate thing further in ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneySpiritOfJustice'' Juniper [[spoiler:doesn't appear at all.]]
17th Nov '16 9:57:57 PM LadyNorbert
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* Jim Stafford's song "My Girl Bill", despite its name, uses ExactWords to imply that the (male) singer is in a relationship with a ''man'' named Bill, who he is calling "My Girl Bill." At the end, it [[TomatoSurprise turns out]] that [[spoiler:he and Bill are competing over the same woman; the singer has been saying "Don't get between me and my girl, Bill."]]

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* Jim Stafford's song "My Girl Bill", despite its name, uses ExactWords to imply that the (male) singer is in a relationship with a ''man'' named Bill, who whom he is calling "My Girl Bill." At the end, it [[TomatoSurprise turns out]] that [[spoiler:he and Bill are competing over the same woman; the singer has been saying saying, "Don't get between me and my girl, Bill."]]



** The best example in video games would have to be Mario and Princess Peach, and it may extend to Princess Daisy from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand''. No romantic connection has ever been made explicit, yet everyone assumes. Lampshaded by Luvbi in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', and it's shown that the other characters seem to be just as clueless about whatever's going on between Mario and Peach, which leads Luvbi to think it is an unrequited crush. The ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' game before that seem to have [=NPCs=] throw out plenty of {{Ship Tease}}s, and the things Peach says while in captivity seem to imply that she thinks of Mario as a lot more than a friend, however the interaction with Luvbi is probably the only time where Mario and Peach's relationship is explored beyond the two knowing each other, unless you count Bowser accusing Mario of "trying to get between he and Peach". The various games and other sources [[FlipFlopOfGod seem to go back and forth]] with how "official" Mario/Peach is; some outright confirm their relationship, others only imply it.

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** The best example in video games would have to be Mario and Princess Peach, and it may extend to Princess Daisy from ''VideoGame/SuperMarioLand''. No romantic connection has ever been made explicit, yet everyone assumes. Lampshaded by Luvbi in ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', and it's shown that the other characters seem to be just as clueless about whatever's going on between Mario and Peach, which leads Luvbi to think it is an unrequited crush. The ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' game before that seem to have [=NPCs=] throw out plenty of {{Ship Tease}}s, and the things Peach says while in captivity seem to imply that she thinks of Mario as a lot more than a friend, however the interaction with Luvbi is probably the only time where Mario and Peach's relationship is explored beyond the two knowing each other, unless you count Bowser accusing Mario of "trying to get between he me and Peach". The various games and other sources [[FlipFlopOfGod seem to go back and forth]] with how "official" Mario/Peach is; some outright confirm their relationship, others only imply it.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' sets up a lot of romantic tropes around Steven and Connie, including Steven working up the courage to talk to her followed by a CrashIntoHello, but it isn't clear whether or not their relationship itself is actually a romantic one or "merely" friendly. Of course, the fact that they're children (and therefore probably do not understand things like romantic love) might have something to do with it. Later in the series, their relationship becomes more clearly romantic in nature. However, even later episodes change things again, with the reveal that Stephen doesn't age normaly, and may stay young forever, to which Connie is okay with, as long as they remain friends.

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' sets up a lot of romantic tropes around Steven and Connie, including Steven working up the courage to talk to her followed by a CrashIntoHello, but it isn't clear whether or not their relationship itself is actually a romantic one or "merely" friendly. Of course, the fact that they're children (and therefore probably do not understand things like romantic love) might have something to do with it. Later in the series, their relationship becomes more clearly romantic in nature. However, even later episodes change things again, with the reveal that Stephen doesn't age normaly, normally, and may stay young forever, to which forever; Connie is okay with, with this, as long as they remain friends.
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