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24th Jan '16 9:14:42 AM nombretomado
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* ''StrangersInParadise'': The hookup of [[spoiler: Casey and Tambi]] in the last issue struck many readers as [[StrangledByTheRedString forced]], given that they'd only been revealed even to have had an employer/employee relationship two issues previously; both were examples of Terry Moore's KudzuPlot tendencies getting out of hand as the series drew to a close. * ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'': Over 20 years (real time) after their initial relationship crashed and burned, Shadowcat and Colossus finally consummated in the pages of ''Astonishing X-Men'', [[spoiler: She's lost in space, presumed nearly dead, within the year.]] But he was also dead for nearly a decade of that time.
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* ''StrangersInParadise'': ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'': The hookup of [[spoiler: Casey and Tambi]] in the last issue struck many readers as [[StrangledByTheRedString forced]], given that they'd only been revealed even to have had an employer/employee relationship two issues previously; both were examples of Terry Moore's KudzuPlot tendencies getting out of hand as the series drew to a close. * ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'': ''ComicBook/XMen'': Over 20 years (real time) after their initial relationship crashed and burned, Shadowcat and Colossus finally consummated in the pages of ''Astonishing X-Men'', ''ComicBook/AstonishingXMen'', [[spoiler: She's lost in space, presumed nearly dead, within the year.]] But he was also dead for nearly a decade of that time.
20th Dec '15 9:51:03 AM GoldenDarkness
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* ''{{Franchise/Naruto}}'': Due to genre of the series, all canon pairings decided within the last two chapters and [[Film/Naruto7TheLast The Last Movie]]. AllLoveIsUnrequited is strictly enforced for the entire duration of the series and even at the end of the main story, the romantic relationships of the characters were still left unresolved. Then the last chapter is a BabiesEverAfter DistantFinale with the romantic relationships somehow resolved off-screen during the TimeSkip. In the case of Naruto and Hinata, their hookup was resolved in an in-canon movie appropriately titled ''The Last'' set between the second last chapter and the last chapter of the manga.
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* ''{{Franchise/Naruto}}'': Due to genre of the series, all canon pairings decided within the last two chapters and [[Film/Naruto7TheLast [[Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie The Last Movie]]. AllLoveIsUnrequited is strictly enforced for the entire duration of the series and even at the end of the main story, the romantic relationships of the characters were still left unresolved. Then the last chapter is a BabiesEverAfter DistantFinale with the romantic relationships somehow resolved off-screen during the TimeSkip. In the case of Naruto and Hinata, their hookup was resolved in an in-canon movie appropriately titled ''The Last'' set between the second last chapter and the last chapter of the manga.
24th Nov '15 2:15:15 PM catmuto
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'': Milla and Jude are seen as this by some players, as they never actually admit their feelings for each other out loud and their ([[LostInTranslation English]]) scenes tend to lack a certain romantic note to them, which makes their status as OfficialCouple come off as this. [[spoiler: The fact that [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence Milla becomes the new Maxwell]] and has to leave the Human for the Spirit Realm, leaves any ''proper'' relationship an impossibility.]]
18th Nov '15 5:10:42 PM JohnL
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* ''Webcomic/{{Starslip}}'': Holliday and Cutter are shown holding hands in the final episode. They'd staged a [[CrackPairing makeout session]] a few episodes earlier to throw off Deep Time's prediction algorithms, but there was never a hint of romance.
15th Nov '15 12:59:07 PM catmuto
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* ''Manga/DNA2'' makes it obvious in the final scene that [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Ami]] and Junta will end up together. This is after a good chunk of the manga was revolving around Junta's feelings for Karin and her trying to come to terms with her own for him, with the attempt of hooking Junta up with Ami being a minor subplot that was quickly forgotten. Couples as StrangledByTheRedString, as the other romantic options are quickly dealt with: Kotomi has been [[PutOnABus shipped off to Germany]], Tomoko goes back to her [[JerkJock jerk]] boyfriend and Karin, [[TemporalFishOutOfWater being from the future]] has to return and actually fixes the cirumcstances, so that Junta will end up with Ami.
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* ''Manga/DNA2'' makes it obvious in the final scene that [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Ami]] and Junta will end up together. This is after a good chunk of the manga was revolving around Junta's feelings for Karin and her trying to come to terms with her own for him, with the attempt of hooking Junta up with Ami being a minor subplot that was quickly forgotten. Couples as StrangledByTheRedString, as the other romantic options are quickly dealt with: Kotomi has been [[PutOnABus shipped off to Germany]], Tomoko goes back to her [[JerkJock jerk]] boyfriend and Karin, [[TemporalFishOutOfWater [[FishOutOfTemporalWater being from the future]] has to return and actually fixes the cirumcstances, so that Junta will end up with Ami.
15th Nov '15 12:58:24 PM catmuto
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* ''Manga/DNA2'' makes it obvious in the final scene that [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Ami]] and Junta will end up together. This is after a good chunk of the manga was revolving around Junta's feelings for Karin and her trying to come to terms with her own for him, with the attempt of hooking Junta up with Ami being a minor subplot that was quickly forgotten. Couples as StrangledByTheRedString, as the other romantic options are quickly dealt with: Kotomi has been [[PutOnABus shipped off to Germany]], Tomoko goes back to her [[JerkJock jerk]] boyfriend and Karin, [[TemporalFishOutOfWater being from the future]] has to return and actually fixes the cirumcstances, so that Junta will end up with Ami.
12th Nov '15 4:21:06 PM nombretomado
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* Typical romance theme in RivieraThePromisedLand between the Ein and [[HaremGenre the girls]] isn't really obvious other than a RelationshipValues untill the very end of the game, [[spoiler: where a BigBad kills off the protagonist's soul mate to revive an [[SealedEvilInACan sealed lady monster]] for a final battle [[DisneyDeath before she gets revived after you beat the game]].]] Rose's good ending is not better either, [[spoiler: since Ein has been treating her as a cat for the entire game until some magical medicine turns her into a human girl.]]
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* Typical romance theme in RivieraThePromisedLand ''VideoGame/RivieraThePromisedLand'' between the Ein and [[HaremGenre the girls]] isn't really obvious other than a RelationshipValues untill the very end of the game, [[spoiler: where a BigBad kills off the protagonist's soul mate to revive an [[SealedEvilInACan sealed lady monster]] for a final battle [[DisneyDeath before she gets revived after you beat the game]].]] Rose's good ending is not better either, [[spoiler: since Ein has been treating her as a cat for the entire game until some magical medicine turns her into a human girl.]]
25th Oct '15 3:41:53 PM trademark
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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. Often, 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. Actually hooking up the couple in the middle of the series runs the risk of TrueLoveIsBoring and ShippingBedDeath. Often, 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.
15th Oct '15 8:30:03 PM NotThisThing
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** It might be shorter to name the Christie books that ''don't'' have a last-minute hookup.
28th Aug '15 9:44:26 PM Adept
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