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15th Sep '16 12:03:32 AM Tron80
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** ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'' was also very close to him, even during the time they thought that she was not his AlternaTeUniverse cousin.

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** ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'' was also very close to him, even during the time they thought that she was not his AlternaTeUniverse AlternateUniverse cousin.
14th Sep '16 11:59:24 PM Tron80
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* Fate and Chrono from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' had this dynamic during [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs the second season]]. It stops applying afterwords, but only because they became ''actual'' brother and sister following Fate's adoption.

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* Fate and Chrono from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' had this dynamic during [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs the second season]]. It stops applying afterwords, afterwards, but only because they became ''actual'' brother and sister following Fate's adoption.



* Franchise/WonderWoman and Franchise/{{Superman}}: they've been shipped together for years (both in-universe and out, to a lesser degree), and are frequently paired up in Elseworlds and {{Alternate Universe}}s, but they've never been anything more than close friends in the main continuity. (Though a common AlternateCharacterInterpretation is that while they ''do'' love each other, it's just that Clark loves Lois Lane ''more'', and Diana respects that so they keep their relationship at this level.) And the reboot turns them into an OfficialCouple.

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* Franchise/WonderWoman and Franchise/{{Superman}}: they've been shipped together for years (both in-universe and out, to a lesser degree), and are frequently paired up in Elseworlds and {{Alternate Universe}}s, but they've never been anything more than close friends in the main continuity. (Though a common AlternateCharacterInterpretation is that while they ''do'' love each other, it's just that Clark loves Lois Lane ''more'', and Diana respects that so they keep their relationship at this level.) And the reboot turns turned them into an OfficialCouple.OfficialCouple for a while.
* Franchise/{{Superman}} and ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' are extremely close in most continuities.
** In the Pre-Crisis universe, Clark cared about Kara [[http://www.abload.de/img/dcretroactivesuperman20jjj.jpg more than almost any other]], and when he is told that ''[[Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths she will die]]'', [[http://www.abload.de/img/dcretroactivesupermanjbkfq.jpg he goes ballistic]] and then [[http://abload.de/img/dcretroactivesupermanfwklp.jpg becomes very, very distressed]].
** Post-Crisis universe, Superman took care of her as soon as she arrived on Earth. Threaten her and you'll set his PapaWolf instincts off. And you really, ''really'' don't want that.
** They were not so close in the New 52 continuity. Still, in ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', Kara can only think of Kal when she [[spoiler:believes she is dying]].
** ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'' was also very close to him, even during the time they thought that she was not his AlternaTeUniverse cousin.
* In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Barbara Gordon alias ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' and Bruce Wayne have this kind of relationship. The Wayne family took her in after she was orphaned, and although she changes clothes around Bruce, there doesn't seem to be sexual tension between them.



** Dick also sees his relationship with the younger ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} this way. Supergirl, on the other hand, [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/4e7330c5fc7e88f1c6e6c6c4ed7b9ff1/tumblr_n1mznrylgK1rc8doao2_1280.jpg appears to have a different idea of their relationship]].

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** Dick also sees his relationship with the younger ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} post-Crisis ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' this way. Supergirl, on On the other hand, Supergirl [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/4e7330c5fc7e88f1c6e6c6c4ed7b9ff1/tumblr_n1mznrylgK1rc8doao2_1280.jpg appears was attracted to have him at the beginning]], but after a different idea of their relationship]].while she started treating him like a big brother.
3rd Aug '16 8:35:26 AM rehberre
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* In the ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series, a male player character can have this relationship with his childhood friend Imoen, who is the most loyal of all the potential companions. No matter what, she will stick with the PC because of her friendship for him. In an unmodded game, there is never any hint of attraction between them (and some expanded banters will have her be {{Squick}}ed by the thought). In fact, ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' reveals that [[spoiler: a male PC and Imoen aren't just ''like'' brother and sister, they actually ''are'' (though she had a different mother).]] This has not stopped [[GameMod modders]] and [[FixFic shippers]] from [[FanPreferredCouple pairing them up]], especially since [[spoiler: their DivineParentage makes it highly unlikely they're biologically related.]]
16th Jul '16 8:52:32 AM Nepeta
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** This probably originates in the [[spoiler:[[GenarationXerox past, when Kanaya's ancestor adopted and raised Karkat's ancestor]]]].

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** This probably originates in the [[spoiler:[[GenarationXerox [[spoiler:[[GenerationXerox past, when Kanaya's ancestor adopted and raised Karkat's ancestor]]]].
16th Jul '16 8:51:44 AM Nepeta
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** This probably originates in the [[spoiler:[[GenarationXeroxpast, when Kanaya's ancestor adopted and raised Karkat's ancestor]]]].

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** This probably originates in the [[spoiler:[[GenarationXeroxpast, [[spoiler:[[GenarationXerox past, when Kanaya's ancestor adopted and raised Karkat's ancestor]]]].
16th Jul '16 8:50:55 AM Nepeta
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** This probably originates in the [[spoiler:[[GenarationXeroxpast, when Kanaya's ancestor adopted and raised Karkat's ancestor]]]].
10th Jul '16 5:42:25 PM nombretomado
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* Lucca insists that her relationship with Crono is like this in ''ChronoTrigger''. Whether or not that's entirely true is a matter of some speculation.

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* Lucca insists that her relationship with Crono is like this in ''ChronoTrigger''.''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. Whether or not that's entirely true is a matter of some speculation.
9th Jun '16 10:16:18 AM siberia82
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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': Lampshaded by the older Professor X when he mentions that Mystique was like a sister to him. It's later alluded to when a nurse wonders if the blue, scaly woman at the Paris Peace Accords has a family, and Raven replies, "Yes, she does." On the plane ride to Paris, Charles argues that he raised Raven to be something better than a killer. Erik is quick to point out that Charles didn't ''raise'' Raven, they grew up together. This is what it takes for Charles to realize that Raven is not his to control.

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** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': Lampshaded by the older Professor X when he mentions that Mystique was like a sister to him. It's later alluded to when a nurse wonders if the blue, scaly woman at the Paris Peace Accords has a family, and Raven replies, "Yes, she does." On the plane ride to Paris, Charles argues that he had raised Raven to be something better than a killer. Erik is quick to point out that Charles didn't ''raise'' Raven, they grew up together. This is what it takes for Charles Xavier to realize that Raven is not his to control.control.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Mystique tells [[spoiler:Magneto]], "I'm going to fight for what I have left," which specifically refers to her foster brother Charles.
30th May '16 10:43:16 PM LadyNorbert
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* Falco Lombardi and Katt Monroe from ''VideoGame/StarFox''. They're not related, but they've known each other for most of their lives. Their once-ambiguously-portrayed relationship turned out to be this once it became clear in ''Farewell, Beloved Falco'' that Falco [[IncompatibleOrientation isn't into girls]] (or at the very least [[CeilbateHero isn't looking for a girlfriend]]), but they have a sibling-like loyalty to each other.

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* Falco Lombardi and Katt Monroe from ''VideoGame/StarFox''. They're not related, but they've known each other for most of their lives. Their once-ambiguously-portrayed relationship turned out to be this once it became clear in ''Farewell, Beloved Falco'' that Falco [[IncompatibleOrientation isn't into girls]] (or at the very least [[CeilbateHero [[CelibateHero isn't looking for a girlfriend]]), but they have a sibling-like loyalty to each other.
22nd May '16 8:13:59 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Katniss Everdeen believes this to be her relationship with Gale in the first movie. Turns out it's not quite so simple. [[spoiler:However it remains an unrequited love from Gale's side.]]

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* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Katniss Everdeen believes this to be her relationship with Gale in the first movie. Turns out it's not quite so simple. [[spoiler:However it remains [[spoiler:It also turns out to be an unrequited love from Gale's side.]]



* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Harry assures Ron in the seventh book that he only loves Hermione like a sister. Until then it was confused for something more by a number of other characters; it was a catalyst in Harry's breakup with [[spoiler: Cho Chang]] and Dumbledore makes a comment in the sixth movie about it. That's not even mentioning all their RealLife supporters; Harry/Hermione was one of the most popular ships in the fandom before ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'', and when J.K. Rowling [[ShipSinking shot it down]] in an interview with Muggle Net, it resulted in massive InternetBackdraft. (And given that it's likely no fandom has ever had a higher CrackShip quotient, lots of people just ignoring the WordOfGod.)

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Harry assures Ron in the seventh book that he only loves Hermione like a sister. Until then it was confused for something more by a number of other characters; it was a catalyst in Harry's breakup with [[spoiler: Cho Chang]] and Dumbledore makes a comment in the sixth movie about it. That's not even mentioning all their RealLife supporters; Harry/Hermione was one of the most popular ships in the fandom before ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]'', and when J.K. Rowling [[ShipSinking shot it down]] in an interview with Muggle Net, [=MuggleNet=], it resulted in massive InternetBackdraft. (And given that it's likely no fandom has ever had a higher CrackShip quotient, lots of people just ignoring the WordOfGod.)



* In ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', everyone ships Colonel Brandon and Elinor Dashwood… except themselves, because Brandon is in love with Marianne Dashwood and Elinor with Edward Ferrars. But they hang out more or less all the time, because they're the most rational and responsible people in their social circle.

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* In ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', everyone ships Colonel Brandon and Elinor Dashwood… Dashwood... except themselves, because Brandon is in love with Marianne Dashwood and Elinor with Edward Ferrars. But they hang out more or less all the time, because they're the most rational and responsible people in their social circle.circle and like each other a great deal. Elinor even notes that "they always conversed with confidence," so when she comes to realize that the others are shipping them, she at least understands why they would.



* In the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' games, the player character can develop this sort of dynamic with any companion of the opposite sex that they don't actively romance. One of the most pronounced examples is in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''; should a female Inquisitor max out the approval rating of the Tevinter mage Dorian, their dialogue clearly indicates a mutual platonic adoration.



* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, as well as their real-life counterparts (Doug Walker and Lindsey Ellis) have been described as such.

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* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, as well as their real-life counterparts (Doug Walker and Lindsey Ellis) Ellis), have been described as such.



* Flash and Hawkgirl in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. Any flirting between these two can be entirely attributed to Flash's tendency [[CasanovaWannabe to hit on]] [[HandsomeLech anything in a skirt]] ([[ComicallyMissingThePoint Hawkgirl never wears those, though...]]), and even that stops by the shift to ''Unlimited''. He even describes her as being like his "big sister" in the final season of the series.

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* As seen in the page quote, Flash and Hawkgirl in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. Any flirting between these two can be entirely attributed to Flash's tendency [[CasanovaWannabe to hit on]] [[HandsomeLech anything in a skirt]] ([[ComicallyMissingThePoint Hawkgirl never wears those, though...]]), and even that stops by the shift to ''Unlimited''. He even describes her as being like his "big sister" in the final season of the series.



* The titular character and Ingrid Third in "Fillmore" are the Safety Patrol's best officers and friends.

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* The titular character and Ingrid Third in "Fillmore" ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore||'' are the Safety Patrol's best officers and the best of friends.



And Westermark isn't the only one to draw this conclusion; it's been shown the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westermarck_effect Westermarck effect]] is quite common in real life amongst childhood friends. Studies show that children who know each other during their early childhood will rarely develop any romantic interest later in life. It's hypothesized that this is part of an instinctual mechanism designed to minimize the possibility of [[IncestIsRelative inbreeding]]. But do Middle/High schoolers with those two friends who have known each other since preschool care? Noooooo…
* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio and Creator/KateWinslet, having been very close friends since ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' and collaborating again in ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'', remain this and nothing more. Kate's kids call him "Uncle Leo", and for a kissing scene in ''Revolutionary Road'', Leonardo stated that it felt slightly weird because kissing Kate was like kissing a family member.
* ''Film/HarryPotter'' actors Creator/RupertGrint and Creator/EmmaWatson said it was weird to kiss each other for the eighth and last movie because they had grown up together since the first one and thought of each other as brother and sister. Same when Emma had to kiss DanielRadcliffe (though the relevant scene itself was already decidedly unpleasant in context).
* Arguably the luckiest of King Henry VIII's wives was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Cleves Anne of Cleves]]. Misled by flattering portraits on both ends and a need for a political alliance, they married. As soon as it was time to consummate things, the pair found out that there was absolutely ''zero'' attraction and Henry opted for an annulment. Anne was sensible enough to sign the annulment papers with all due haste (and probably a sigh of relief); she thus kept in good standing with Henry, who liked her very much as a person even though there was no physical attraction, and became known as the "King's beloved sister." She was invited to all the events at court, and was close to both Princess Mary and Princess Elizabeth.

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And Westermark Westermarck isn't the only one to draw this conclusion; it's been shown the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westermarck_effect Westermarck effect]] is quite common in real life amongst childhood friends. Studies show that children who know each other during their early childhood will rarely develop any romantic interest later in life. It's hypothesized that this is part of an instinctual mechanism designed to minimize the possibility of [[IncestIsRelative inbreeding]]. But do Middle/High schoolers with those two friends who have known each other since preschool care? Noooooo…
Noooooo...
* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio and Creator/KateWinslet, having been very close friends since ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' and collaborating again in ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'', remain this and nothing more. Kate's kids call him "Uncle Leo", Leo," and for a kissing scene in ''Revolutionary Road'', Leonardo stated that it felt slightly weird because kissing Kate was like kissing a family member.
* ''Film/HarryPotter'' actors Creator/RupertGrint and Creator/EmmaWatson said it was weird to kiss each other for the eighth and last movie movie, because they had grown up together since the first one and thought of each other as brother and sister. Same when Emma had to kiss DanielRadcliffe (though the relevant scene itself was already decidedly unpleasant in context).
* Arguably the luckiest of King Henry VIII's wives was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Cleves Anne of Cleves]]. Misled by flattering portraits on both ends and a need for a political alliance, they married. As soon as it was time to consummate things, the pair found out that there was absolutely ''zero'' attraction and Henry opted for an annulment. Anne was sensible enough to sign the annulment papers with all due haste (and probably a sigh of relief); she thus kept in good standing with Henry, who liked her very much as a person even though there was no physical attraction, and became known as the "King's "the King's beloved sister." She was invited to all the events at court, was provided with a household and income by the crown, and was very close to with both Princess of Henry's daughters, even participating in the procession when Mary and Princess Elizabeth.I became queen.
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