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22nd Jan '16 5:43:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Seven Days in Sunny June'' by {{Jamiroquai}}.
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* ''Seven Days in Sunny June'' by {{Jamiroquai}}.Music/{{Jamiroquai}}.

* ''Love To Love You'' by TheCorrs is just one of several songs that reference these type of relationships. [[{{WMG/TheCorrs}} The Corrs Wild Mass Guessing]] page shows that several of their songs put together portray a just friends relationship with a happy ending. At the start, the woman's feelings for her ex block any romance with the man. Despite both knowing he has feelings for her, he helps her through her pain. However the man decides that [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy he wants his beloved to be happy]] and stops trying to make her fall for him. There is the woman's LoveEpiphany, an UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo, until both finally realizing their feelings are now reciprocal. Next comes [[IntercourseWithYou the moment they first make love]], the honeymoon period, falling deeper for each other, until they are well and truly in love with each and wanting to spend the rest of their lives together.
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* ''Love To Love You'' by TheCorrs Music/TheCorrs is just one of several songs that reference these type of relationships. [[{{WMG/TheCorrs}} The Corrs Wild Mass Guessing]] page shows that several of their songs put together portray a just friends relationship with a happy ending. At the start, the woman's feelings for her ex block any romance with the man. Despite both knowing he has feelings for her, he helps her through her pain. However the man decides that [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy he wants his beloved to be happy]] and stops trying to make her fall for him. There is the woman's LoveEpiphany, an UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo, until both finally realizing their feelings are now reciprocal. Next comes [[IntercourseWithYou the moment they first make love]], the honeymoon period, falling deeper for each other, until they are well and truly in love with each and wanting to spend the rest of their lives together.

* ''Slow Down'' by TheBeatles. * ''I'll Be Around'' by TheSpinners.
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* ''Slow Down'' by TheBeatles. Music/TheBeatles. * ''I'll Be Around'' by TheSpinners.Music/TheSpinners.
20th Jan '16 1:28:57 AM SamCurt
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* In ''Literature/TanteiTeamKZJikenNote'', [[ReverseHarem despite how some viewers think about Aya's romantic life]], she sees her relationships with Detective Team KZ as this, to the point of thinking they're not the people she's going to give ChocolateOfRomance over Valantine's. In fact ''any'' relationship in this series is cast in friendship terms despite some of them being dangerously close to romantic, something that can be justified by the fact that the cast are just seventh graders.
19th Jan '16 1:26:36 PM foxley
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* In ''On a Clear Day You Can See Forever'', Tad Pringle (played by JackNicholson) is utterly in love with Daisy Gamble (played by BarbraStreisand) and even declares outright that he'd be better for her than any of the men she's been seeing; unfortunately for him, she considers him her best friend, and only her best friend. The fact that he's ''technically'' also her step-brother (their parents married after both Tad and Daisy were adults) doesn't help his case much, despite his pointing out that "We're only related through marriage." * Isabel told Morton that she wants to be this in ''Mozart and the Whale''. Soon after in his social clumsiness does something that provokes such trauma in Isabel that she attempts suicide. He asks her to marry him. When she has recovered from this she [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan actually does marry ]].
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* In ''On ''Film/{{On a Clear Day You Can See Forever'', Forever}}'', Tad Pringle (played by JackNicholson) is utterly in love with Daisy Gamble (played by BarbraStreisand) and even declares outright that he'd be better for her than any of the men she's been seeing; unfortunately for him, she considers him her best friend, and only her best friend. The fact that he's ''technically'' also her step-brother (their parents married after both Tad and Daisy were adults) doesn't help his case much, despite his pointing out that "We're only related through marriage." * Isabel told Morton that she wants to be this in ''Mozart ''Film/{{Mozart and the Whale''.Whale}}''. Soon after in his social clumsiness does something that provokes such trauma in Isabel that she attempts suicide. He asks her to marry him. When she has recovered from this she [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan actually does marry ]].

* ''Calamity Jane'': The titular character and Bill Hitcock fit this, as they're VitriolicBestBuds for most of the movie. This overlaps with their BelligerentSexualTension until they get a RelationshipUpgrade.
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* ''Calamity Jane'': ''Film/CalamityJane'': The titular character and Bill Hitcock Hickcock fit this, as they're VitriolicBestBuds for most of the movie. This overlaps with their BelligerentSexualTension until they get a RelationshipUpgrade.

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* ''Calamity Jane'': The titular character ''Film/TheUnknown'': Alonzo winds up in Nanon's friend zone, and Bill Hitcock fit this, as they're VitriolicBestBuds doesn't care for most of the movie. This overlaps with their BelligerentSexualTension until they get a RelationshipUpgrade.it one little bit.
16th Jan '16 4:40:34 AM Nixou2
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** So friendly, in fact, that [[spoiler: 500 years later Krelian and Lacan are still -more or less- working together to [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt avenge Sophia]] in the [[DisproportionateRetribution most destructive way possible]] ]]
15th Jan '16 10:00:38 AM Piando
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* Lampshaded and averted in ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr'' when the protagonist Jim [=McCarthy=] and his ColonelBadass girlfriend Liz Tirelli have a very loud breakup. When things quiet down, Liz half-heartedly suggests that maybe they could just be...whereupon Jim interrupts saying -- forget it, they can definitely not be just friends. [[spoiler:They end up getting married instead.]]
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* Lampshaded and averted in ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr'' ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr'' when the protagonist Jim [=McCarthy=] and his ColonelBadass girlfriend Liz Tirelli have a very loud breakup. When things quiet down, Liz half-heartedly suggests that maybe they could just be...whereupon Jim interrupts saying -- forget it, they can definitely not be just friends. [[spoiler:They end up getting married instead.]]
5th Jan '16 6:25:12 PM Wyldchyld
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Sinkhole.
-->"Not ''stalking''. [[InsistentTerminology Recon]]," Yang clarified, "girls, these are ''our'' boys. Not any other girl's. They're ''ours'', right?" The three hesitantly and unenthusiastically nodded, making Yang sigh. "So you'd all be okay if other girls decided to claim them as theirs?" She looked over to Nora, "If Ren got a new best friend?" then to Blake, "Adam [[OfficialCouple a new girlfriend]]?" and finally Pyrrha, "and Jaune a new training partner?" The three shook their heads frantically, the thought of being replaced not too appealing to them.
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-->"Not ''stalking''. [[InsistentTerminology Recon]]," Yang clarified, "girls, these are ''our'' boys. Not any other girl's. They're ''ours'', right?" The three hesitantly and unenthusiastically nodded, making Yang sigh. "So you'd all be okay if other girls decided to claim them as theirs?" She looked over to Nora, "If Ren got a new best friend?" then to Blake, "Adam [[OfficialCouple a new girlfriend]]?" girlfriend?" and finally Pyrrha, "and Jaune a new training partner?" The three shook their heads frantically, the thought of being replaced not too appealing to them.
5th Jan '16 7:46:20 AM Derkhan
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* ''Literature/TheKharkanasTrilogy'': Cohort commanders Kagamandra Tulas and Sharenas Ankhadu -- who only ever get to talk because at first Sharenas entertains intentions to seduce Tulas' [[RunawayFiancee betrothed]] out of boredom -- develop a strong friendship during the course of the first volume, ''Forge of Darkness'', which eventually turns into mutual romantic feelings. They have a moment of [[UnresolvedSexualTension barely reigned in flirting]], but as Tulas is [[ArrangedMarriage betrothed]], he decrees that they shall [[LetsJustBeFriends never talk about it again]]. Sharenas' agreement amounts to "Sure, buddy".
11th Dec '15 11:58:13 PM Thepenguinking2
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The amount of Linking To An Article Within The Article on this page is just... ''ugh.'' And I thought Official Couple was bad on this.
* OfficialCouple: JustFriends ships in works with the pair as two of a small cast of 3 or 4 characters will often have the only meaningful ShipTease and relationship development, as writers are reluctant to involve what is often their only male or female character into a LoveTriangle or make them look like a jerk for playing more than 1 of the other cast members against each other. * BelligerentSexualTension: Rarely used by a JustFriends couple. When done it's often part of a PowerTrio where the 3rd character is the calming influence, or the 3rd party is involved in their own more typical JustFriends relationship with the 'shared' partner of a LoveTriangle. ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''Series/ICarly'' are the best examples of this kind of LoveTriangle, as the trios on both are obviously extremely close, but there is still a distinct difference between the relationships of Harry/Hermione and Carly/Freddie, compared to Ron/Hermione and Sam/Freddie.
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* OfficialCouple: JustFriends Just friends ships in works with the pair as two of a small cast of 3 or 4 characters will often have the only meaningful ShipTease and relationship development, as writers are reluctant to involve what is often their only male or female character into a LoveTriangle or make them look like a jerk for playing more than 1 of the other cast members against each other. * BelligerentSexualTension: Rarely used by a JustFriends just friends couple. When done it's often part of a PowerTrio where the 3rd character is the calming influence, or the 3rd party is involved in their own more typical JustFriends just friends relationship with the 'shared' partner of a LoveTriangle. ''Franchise/HarryPotter'' and ''Series/ICarly'' are the best examples of this kind of LoveTriangle, as the trios on both are obviously extremely close, but there is still a distinct difference between the relationships of Harry/Hermione and Carly/Freddie, compared to Ron/Hermione and Sam/Freddie.

* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther, WillTheyOrWontThey, SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan, SheIsNotMyGirlfriend, EveryoneCanSeeIt, LastMinuteHookup and GreenEyedMonster: All potential aspects of the relationship as it is ongoing, but are not limited to the JustFriends type of romance.
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* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther, WillTheyOrWontThey, SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan, SheIsNotMyGirlfriend, EveryoneCanSeeIt, LastMinuteHookup and GreenEyedMonster: All potential aspects of the relationship as it is ongoing, but are not limited to the JustFriends just friends type of romance.

* LastHetRomance: In the event Alice or Bob discover they're gay once they start dating, they usually end up JustFriends... usually with a hefty heaping of "ItsNotYouItsMe."
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* LastHetRomance: In the event Alice or Bob discover they're gay once they start dating, they usually end up JustFriends...just friends... usually with a hefty heaping of "ItsNotYouItsMe."

'''This is a {{Love Trope|s}} and entries may spoil the [[EndingTropes endings]] of relationships and works as a whole. You have been warned.'''
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'''This is a {{Love Trope|s}} and entries may spoil the [[EndingTropes endings]] {{ending|tropes}}s of relationships and works as a whole. You have been warned.'''

* ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'': Takaki and Akari start as friends at a younger age, share their FirstKiss at age 13, and go back to JustFriends because of distance. [[spoiler:At least, Akari does. Takaki stays in love with Akari for another 15 years.]]
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* ''Anime/FiveCentimetersPerSecond'': Takaki and Akari start as friends at a younger age, share their FirstKiss at age 13, and go back to JustFriends just friends because of distance. [[spoiler:At least, Akari does. Takaki stays in love with Akari for another 15 years.]]

* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Heiji and Kazuha believe they are JustFriends, even though EveryoneCanSeeIt.
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* ''Manga/DetectiveConan'': Heiji and Kazuha believe they are JustFriends, just friends, even though EveryoneCanSeeIt.

* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Boa Hancock]] falls in love with [[IdiotHero Monkey D.]] [[ChasteHero Luffy]]. Before the TimeSkip Luffy was ObliviousToLove, but after the TimeSkip he catches on to Hancock's feelings, but considers them [[JustFriends just good friends]].
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', [[WorldsMostBeautifulWoman Boa Hancock]] falls in love with [[IdiotHero Monkey D.]] [[ChasteHero Luffy]]. Before the TimeSkip Luffy was ObliviousToLove, but after the TimeSkip he catches on to Hancock's feelings, but considers them [[JustFriends just good friends]].friends.

* Isabel told Donald Morton that she wants to be this in ''Mozart and the Whale''. Soon after Donald in his social clumsiness does something that provokes such trauma in Isabel that she attempts suicide. He asks her to marry him. When she has recovered from this she [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan actually does marry Donald]].
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* Isabel told Donald told Morton that she wants to be this in ''Mozart and the Whale''. Soon after Donald after in his social clumsiness does something that provokes such trauma in Isabel that she attempts suicide. He asks her to marry him. When she has recovered from this she [[SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan actually does marry Donald]].]].

** And then in Literature/ColdDays [[spoiler: Harry returns to Chicago alive and the two finally share a BigDamnKiss during a heated battle. And while they ''still'' aren't together by the end of the book, as Murphy feels that the Winter Knight's mantle has changed Harry too much, she does acknowledge that they've been past the point of truly being JustFriends for a long time, and that some day they might both be ready for an actual relationship. More than that, she makes it clear that whether or not they ever become lovers, she will always be at his side, no matter what. By this point, they seem to be less of "Just Friends" and more "Just Two People Who Love Each Other Platonically, and Hope To Become More Some Day, However Unlikely".]] ** Another, more unfortunate subversion of this is in the teacher/student relationship between Harry and Molly. Harry ''wants'' them to be JustFriends, and thinks that they are for several years, until a number of people finally point out to him that she is obviously still carrying a huge torch for him. He isn't happy about it.
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** And then in Literature/ColdDays [[spoiler: Harry returns to Chicago alive and the two finally share a BigDamnKiss during a heated battle. And while they ''still'' aren't together by the end of the book, as Murphy feels that the Winter Knight's mantle has changed Harry too much, she does acknowledge that they've been past the point of truly being JustFriends just friends for a long time, and that some day they might both be ready for an actual relationship. More than that, she makes it clear that whether or not they ever become lovers, she will always be at his side, no matter what. By this point, they seem to be less of "Just Friends" and more "Just Two People Who Love Each Other Platonically, and Hope To Become More Some Day, However Unlikely".]] ** Another, more unfortunate subversion of this is in the teacher/student relationship between Harry and Molly. Harry ''wants'' them to be JustFriends, just friends, and thinks that they are for several years, until a number of people finally point out to him that she is obviously still carrying a huge torch for him. He isn't happy about it.

* Lampshaded and averted in ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr'' when the protagonist Jim [=McCarthy=] and his ColonelBadass girlfriend Liz Tirelli have a very loud breakup. When things quiet down, Liz half-heartedly suggests that maybe they could just be...whereupon Jim interrupts saying -- forget it, they can definitely not be JustFriends. [[spoiler:They end up getting married instead.]]
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* Lampshaded and averted in ''TheWarAgainstTheChtorr'' when the protagonist Jim [=McCarthy=] and his ColonelBadass girlfriend Liz Tirelli have a very loud breakup. When things quiet down, Liz half-heartedly suggests that maybe they could just be...whereupon Jim interrupts saying -- forget it, they can definitely not be JustFriends.just friends. [[spoiler:They end up getting married instead.]]

* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark, Lana, Chloe, Lois, Pete, Lex, Oliver, and pretty much all of the young characters have all [[BlatantLies claimed]] they are JustFriends with various other characters for more times than you could remember.
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* In ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark, Lana, Chloe, Lois, Pete, Lex, Oliver, and pretty much all of the young characters have all [[BlatantLies claimed]] they are JustFriends just friends with various other characters for more times than you could remember.

* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'': In the later seasons, Jack and Allison's has had their friendship as the core of their romantic interaction. [[spoiler: After being sent to and back from 1947, they get in a LoveTriangle, that is eventually resolved when they [[DiscussedTrope discuss being]] JustFriends, and both hesitantly decide not to risk it. Carter then turns back and kisses Allison, who kisses him back and they get together.]]
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* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'': In the later seasons, Jack and Allison's has had their friendship as the core of their romantic interaction. [[spoiler: After being sent to and back from 1947, they get in a LoveTriangle, that is eventually resolved when they [[DiscussedTrope discuss being]] JustFriends, just friends, and both hesitantly decide not to risk it. Carter then turns back and kisses Allison, who kisses him back and they get together.]]

* ''Series/ICarly'': Freddie has had a crush on Carly for his entire adolescent life, being in LoveAtFirstSight. Carly initially wants to stay as JustFriends. Freddie grows up physically and emotionally in Season 2 and 3, into an mature and sensitive young man, and it appears Carly is beginning to realize feelings for him. Also an example of an OfficialCouple (Albeit temporarily).
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* ''Series/ICarly'': Freddie has had a crush on Carly for his entire adolescent life, being in LoveAtFirstSight. Carly initially wants to stay as JustFriends.just friends. Freddie grows up physically and emotionally in Season 2 and 3, into an mature and sensitive young man, and it appears Carly is beginning to realize feelings for him. Also an example of an OfficialCouple (Albeit temporarily).

* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': Harm and Mac, are forced into {{UST}} through JustFriends under the excuse of avoiding fraternization rules. ''workplace'' fraternization amongst peers is generally discouraged as a rule. It didn't help early on that Mac was a [[JustForPun dead ringer]] for Harm's [[IdenticalStranger murdered ex girlfriend.]]
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* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': Harm and Mac, are forced into {{UST}} through JustFriends just friends under the excuse of avoiding fraternization rules. ''workplace'' fraternization amongst peers is generally discouraged as a rule. It didn't help early on that Mac was a [[JustForPun dead ringer]] for Harm's [[IdenticalStranger murdered ex girlfriend.]]

* ''Series/NUMB3RS'': Charlie and Amita had to remain JustFriends whilst Amita was still a student (or a student teacher, one or the other) at ''[=CalSci=]''. After she became a professor, their relationship blossomed.
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* ''Series/NUMB3RS'': Charlie and Amita had to remain JustFriends just friends whilst Amita was still a student (or a student teacher, one or the other) at ''[=CalSci=]''. After she became a professor, their relationship blossomed.

* ''Series/MysteriousWays'' has a JustFriends triangle-type thing going on. Declan can be shipped with either his brilliant grad student Miranda or his psychiatrist friend Peggy as both spend plenty of time with him on cases. It is implied that both Peggy and Miranda have feelings for Declan, but there is never any evidence that he is interested in either of them.
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* ''Series/MysteriousWays'' has a JustFriends just friends triangle-type thing going on. Declan can be shipped with either his brilliant grad student Miranda or his psychiatrist friend Peggy as both spend plenty of time with him on cases. It is implied that both Peggy and Miranda have feelings for Declan, but there is never any evidence that he is interested in either of them.

* ''Series/{{Spaced}}'': Tim and Daisy became JustFriends after pretending to be a fake couple to move into a flat, but WordOfGod is that they had a post-finale relationship upgrade. This is confirmed in a DVD extra showing the pair together with a newborn son.
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* ''Series/{{Spaced}}'': Tim and Daisy became JustFriends just friends after pretending to be a fake couple to move into a flat, but WordOfGod is that they had a post-finale relationship upgrade. This is confirmed in a DVD extra showing the pair together with a newborn son.

* ''Love To Love You'' by TheCorrs is just one of several songs that reference these type of relationships. [[{{WMG/TheCorrs}} The Corrs Wild Mass Guessing]] page shows that several of their songs put together portray a JustFriends relationship with a happy ending. At the start, the woman's feelings for her ex block any romance with the man. Despite both knowing he has feelings for her, he helps her through her pain. However the man decides that [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy he wants his beloved to be happy]] and stops trying to make her fall for him. There is the woman's LoveEpiphany, an UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo, until both finally realizing their feelings are now reciprocal. Next comes [[IntercourseWithYou the moment they first make love]], the honeymoon period, falling deeper for each other, until they are well and truly in love with each and wanting to spend the rest of their lives together.
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* ''Love To Love You'' by TheCorrs is just one of several songs that reference these type of relationships. [[{{WMG/TheCorrs}} The Corrs Wild Mass Guessing]] page shows that several of their songs put together portray a JustFriends just friends relationship with a happy ending. At the start, the woman's feelings for her ex block any romance with the man. Despite both knowing he has feelings for her, he helps her through her pain. However the man decides that [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy he wants his beloved to be happy]] and stops trying to make her fall for him. There is the woman's LoveEpiphany, an UnrequitedLoveSwitcheroo, until both finally realizing their feelings are now reciprocal. Next comes [[IntercourseWithYou the moment they first make love]], the honeymoon period, falling deeper for each other, until they are well and truly in love with each and wanting to spend the rest of their lives together.

* ''Dilemma'' by Nelly, with the JustFriends role being forced by Nelly as he doesn't want to do anything to break up the relationship for the object of his affections and decides to play it cool.
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* ''Dilemma'' by Nelly, with the JustFriends just friends role being forced by Nelly as he doesn't want to do anything to break up the relationship for the object of his affections and decides to play it cool.

** During the InSpace arc Marten's relationship with Hannelore is seen this way by Hannelore's father and Lt Potter. Marten responds to Potter's remark about them being together with the exact words ''We're JustFriends''.
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** During the InSpace arc Marten's relationship with Hannelore is seen this way by Hannelore's father and Lt Potter. Marten responds to Potter's remark about them being together with the exact words ''We're JustFriends''.just friends''.
1st Dec '15 1:11:46 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''Literature/TheHungerGames'': [[spoiler: Katniss and Gale.]]
31st Oct '15 8:45:23 PM nombretomado
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* Played as a RunningGag in ''QuantumAndWoody'', as Woody regularly informs everyone within earshot that he and Quantum are "not a couple."
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* Played as a RunningGag in ''QuantumAndWoody'', ''ComicBook/QuantumAndWoody'', as Woody regularly informs everyone within earshot that he and Quantum are "not a couple."
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