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16th Oct '16 1:10:34 PM eroock
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Often times the audience will only follow a series just to see if a specific couple will hookup. Actually hooking up the couple in the middle of the series runs the risk of TrueLoveIsBoring and ShippingBedDeath. In many series, resolving the romantic situations of the main characters is a SeriesGoal, hence any attempt to break through and resolve the relationships before the GrandFinale results in FailureIsTheOnlyOption. StatusQuoIsGod results in the characters being placed under a RelationshipCeiling for the duration of the series.

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Often times the audience will only follow a series just to see if a specific couple will hookup.hook up. Actually hooking up the couple in the middle of the series runs the risk of TrueLoveIsBoring and ShippingBedDeath. In many series, resolving the romantic situations of the main characters is a SeriesGoal, hence any attempt to break through and resolve the relationships before the GrandFinale results in FailureIsTheOnlyOption. StatusQuoIsGod results in the characters being placed under a RelationshipCeiling for the duration of the series.
13th Oct '16 11:00:17 AM Morgenthaler
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%%* ''Film/SkyHigh'': Will and Layla.

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%%* ''Film/SkyHigh'': ''Film/SkyHigh2005'': Will and Layla.
27th Sep '16 9:15:34 PM Hadjorim
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It finally happened. After all the {{Fanwank}} and {{Shipping}}, after all the [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend denial]], after all the WillTheyOrWontThey, after all the fighting (by either [[BelligerentSexualTension the couple]] or [[ShipToShipCombat the fans]]), and after all the heartless [[ShipTease teasing]], devoted fans and viewers alike are at last rewarded with the two characters (usually the main character and his/her close friend of opposite gender) [[FanPreferredCouple everyone knows and/or demands should inevitably get together]], finally doing just that. Too bad it can't be enjoyed, what with the show being over and all. Well, at least it will be, give it another two seconds.

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It finally happened. After all the {{Fanwank}} and {{Shipping}}, after all the [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend denial]], after all the WillTheyOrWontThey, after all the fighting (by either [[BelligerentSexualTension the couple]] or [[ShipToShipCombat the fans]]), and after all the heartless [[ShipTease teasing]], devoted fans and viewers alike are at last rewarded with the two characters (usually the main character and his/her close friend of opposite gender) [[FanPreferredCouple everyone knows and/or demands should inevitably get together]], finally doing just that. Too bad it can't be enjoyed, what with the show being over ending in the next two seconds and all. Well, at least it will be, give it another two seconds.
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14th Sep '16 7:47:44 PM Monolaf317
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* ''Film/TheMartian: Beck and Johanssen's relationship is reduced to a literal Last Minute Kiss when she gives him a quick smooch before he goes EVA to help retrieve Mark, instead of (apparently) hooking up beforehand and moving into the same bunk as happened in the book. Given that said romance didn't really add much to the story in the first place and barely ever comes up after it's mentioned, [[TropesAreNotBad this doesn't really hurt much.]]

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* ''Film/TheMartian: ''Film/TheMartian'': Beck and Johanssen's relationship is reduced to a literal Last Minute Kiss when she gives him a quick smooch before he goes EVA to help retrieve Mark, instead of (apparently) hooking up beforehand and moving into the same bunk as happened in the book. Given that said romance didn't really add much to the story in the first place and barely ever comes up after it's mentioned, [[TropesAreNotBad this doesn't really hurt much.]]
1st Jul '16 11:00:52 AM Anddrix
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* ''Webcomic/{{Avalon}}'' had two, [[spoiler:Joe & Helène, and Ceilidh and Phoebe. This second one become a rather large BaseBreaker for many fans, as there was little to no hint of it in the strip before the ScheduleSlip until the text summary that the author ended the comic with. The second one felt rather out of left field (perhaps to the point of Phillips' falling prey to PairTheSpares), while the first one was pretty obvious for quite some time.]]

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* ''Webcomic/{{Avalon}}'' had two, [[spoiler:Joe & Helène, and Ceilidh and Phoebe. This second one become a rather large BaseBreaker controversy for many fans, as there was little to no hint of it in the strip before the ScheduleSlip until the text summary that the author ended the comic with. The second one felt rather out of left field (perhaps to the point of Phillips' falling prey to PairTheSpares), while the first one was pretty obvious for quite some time.]]
28th Jun '16 1:02:32 AM PaulA
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* The ''PrydainChronicles'' by LloydAlexander. (Taran and Eilonwy get married at the very end of the last chapter of the last book).

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* The ''PrydainChronicles'' ''Literature/ChroniclesOfPrydain'' by LloydAlexander. (Taran Creator/LloydAlexander: After five books of arguments and misunderstandings, Taran and Eilonwy get married at the very end of the last chapter of the last book).book.
30th May '16 3:41:13 PM sorako
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** Done again, although more quietly, with Drakken and Shego in the ''new'' GrandFinale.
30th May '16 3:40:39 PM sorako
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** RelationshipUpgrade as a GrandFinale is ridiculed by Kim and Ron in the show's third season, in a bit of LampshadeHanging that foreshadows the end to the then series-capping TV movie. The two watch a weepy teen drama called ''[[SoapWithinAShow Agony County]]'':
--->'''Ron:''' Oh, please! Are they still teasing that Charity and Danny are gonna get together?\\
'''Kim:''' Like that's ever gonna happen! It would end the series.
26th Apr '16 6:46:27 AM Jake
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* ''Film/TheMartian: Beck and Johanssen's relationship is reduced to a literal Last Minute Kiss when she gives him a quick smooch before he goes EVA to help retrieve Mark, instead of (apparently) hooking up beforehand and moving into the same bunk as happened in the book. Given that said romance didn't really add much to the story in the first place and barely ever comes up after it's mentioned, [[TropesAreNotBad this doesn't really hurt much.]]
3rd Apr '16 2:02:22 PM KantonKage
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* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' did this with Jimmy and Cindy in LITERALLY the last minute of the last episode, "The Lady Sings the News". Even though the episode itself was [[ADayInTheLimelight Libby-centered]]...

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* ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' did this with Jimmy and Cindy in LITERALLY the last minute of the last episode, "The Lady Sings the News". Even though the episode itself was [[ADayInTheLimelight Libby-centered]]...
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