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* ''ArchieComics'' has the famous [[BettyAndVeronica Betty/Archie/Veronica triangle]]. However, Veronica also regularly dates Reggie, who keeps trying to date Midge, much to her boyfriend Moose's wrath. Other than Betty, Jughead mostly runs from girls, especially his constant admirer Ethel, who occasionally has to settle for Dilton. Then [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Cheryl Blossom]] came along. They've all had countless one-time love interests. Chuck and Nancy have enough sense to keep out of this mess.

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* ''ArchieComics'' ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' has the famous [[BettyAndVeronica Betty/Archie/Veronica triangle]]. However, Veronica also regularly dates Reggie, who keeps trying to date Midge, much to her boyfriend Moose's wrath. Other than Betty, Jughead mostly runs from girls, especially his constant admirer Ethel, who occasionally has to settle for Dilton. Then [[ThirdOptionLoveInterest Cheryl Blossom]] came along. They've all had countless one-time love interests. Chuck and Nancy have enough sense to keep out of this mess.



* Almost every member of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' has been in love with another member at some point. One of the more famous dodecahedrons: Wolverine loved Jean Grey, who loved Cyclops, who loved her back but married her clone Madelyne Pryor, who had an affair with Cyclops' brother Havok, who almost married Polaris but [[RunawayBride left her at the altar]] for Nurse Annie, who kissed Iceman, who was unaware that Northstar was secretly in love with him...
** For those less familiar with the complicated relationships under Xavier's roof, Uncannyxmen.net made a [[http://uncannyxmen.net/db/article/showquestion.asp?faq=4&fldAuto=189 flowchart]].

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'':
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Almost every member of the ''Comicbook/{{X-Men}}'' X-Men has been in love with another member at some point. One of the more famous dodecahedrons: Wolverine loved Jean Grey, who loved Cyclops, who loved her back but married her clone Madelyne Pryor, who had an affair with Cyclops' brother Havok, who almost married Polaris but [[RunawayBride left her at the altar]] for Nurse Annie, who kissed Iceman, who was unaware that Northstar was secretly in love with him...
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him... For those less familiar with the complicated relationships under Xavier's roof, Uncannyxmen.net made a [[http://uncannyxmen.net/db/article/showquestion.asp?faq=4&fldAuto=189 flowchart]].



* Also, Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, Hawkeye, and Comicbook/IronMan keep dating the same women. Daredevil dated Black Widow, who also dated Hawkeye ''and'' Iron Man, and Hawkeye slept with Echo who is another of Daredevil's ex-girlfriends, as was Heather Glenn who was involved with Iron Man for awhile, etc. Yet another DD ex, Typhoid Mary, once tricked Deadpool into sleeping with her. Iron Man, for his part, has had a plethora of ladyfriends including Emma Frost (Cyclops' current flame), She-Hulk, and the Wasp. Remember kids, when you kiss Tony Stark, you taste Galactus.

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* Also, Comicbook/{{Daredevil}}, ComicBook/{{Daredevil}}, Hawkeye, and Comicbook/IronMan keep dating the same women. Daredevil dated Black Widow, who also dated Hawkeye ''and'' Iron Man, and Hawkeye slept with Echo who is another of Daredevil's ex-girlfriends, as was Heather Glenn who was involved with Iron Man for awhile, etc. Yet another DD ex, Typhoid Mary, once tricked Deadpool into sleeping with her. Iron Man, for his part, has had a plethora of ladyfriends including Emma Frost (Cyclops' current flame), She-Hulk, and the Wasp. Remember kids, when you kiss Tony Stark, you taste Galactus.



* Due to their decades of continuity, many MarvelComics series have dodecahedrons so complex you need a 3D model to keep track. For example, Johnny Storm of the ComicBook/FantasticFour romanced Crystal, but she married Quicksilver instead and they had a child. But Crystal also began an ill-fated romance with Dane Whitman, who was not only involved with Sersi but also hopelessly pining after Wasp. Wasp was the ex-wife of Hank Pym, had an ill-fated one-night-stand with Magneto (Quicksilver's father!) and briefly dated Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (see above). To top it off, Crystal is currently betrothed to Ronan the Accuser, ruler of the Kree, who was formerly romantically involved with Una-Rogg, who tried to seduce Genis-Vell, who... you get the idea.
** Due to various destructions, memory wipes and rebuilds, Marvel's Vision is a one-character love dodecahedron.

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* Due to their decades of continuity, many MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics series have dodecahedrons so complex you need a 3D model to keep track. For example, Johnny Storm of the ComicBook/FantasticFour romanced Crystal, but she married Quicksilver instead and they had a child. But Crystal also began an ill-fated romance with Dane Whitman, who was not only involved with Sersi but also hopelessly pining after Wasp. Wasp was the ex-wife of Hank Pym, had an ill-fated one-night-stand with Magneto (Quicksilver's father!) and briefly dated Tony Stark, aka Iron Man (see above). To top it off, Crystal is currently betrothed to Ronan the Accuser, ruler of the Kree, who was formerly romantically involved with Una-Rogg, who tried to seduce Genis-Vell, who... you get the idea.
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idea. Due to various destructions, memory wipes and rebuilds, Marvel's Vision is a one-character love dodecahedron.



* In the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comics, [[strike:Speedy]] [[strike:Arsenal]] Red Arrow is into [[strike:Wondergirl]] [[strike:Darkstar]] Donna Troy, who got married to Terry Long. Meanwhile, Starfire was once involved with, and still has feelings for, [[strike:Robin]] [[strike:Nightwing]] the new Batman, who's engaged to Barbara Gordon. Red Arrow also had a crush on Raven, who had a crush on [[strike:Kid Flash]] the Flash (who is now married to Linda, but had a relationship with three other women first), then one on Dick Grayson, and now one on Beast Boy (which she might be over now). Beast Boy had a crush on Terra, then on Starfire, and is now in love with Raven. Still not sure where [[strike:Aqualad]] Tempest stands in all this. Cyborg is the only one that was smart enough to stay out of this crap, or he would have, if not for his [[WillTheyOrWontThey ambiguous feelings for Sara Simms]].
** Red Arrow has a daughter, whose mother is a [[DatingCatwoman psychopathic supervillain]].
* For a comic which is only a decade old, the ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan (now Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man) continuity has a pretty impressive one for Peter. Depending on how you count things, Peter's current love interests include Gwen, Mary Jane, Kitty, and [[spoiler:Johnny Storm]]. That's not mentioning the fact that Peter currently lives with Kitty's ex-boyfriend Bobby as well as Johnny, [[spoiler: who made out with his OppositeSexClone]]. Added into this is Felicia Hardy, who was rather blunt in her attempts to woo Peter until she realized he was [[{{Squick}} fifteen years old]].

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* In the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comics, [[strike:Speedy]] [[strike:Arsenal]] Red Arrow is into [[strike:Wondergirl]] [[strike:Darkstar]] Donna Troy, who got married to Terry Long. Meanwhile, Starfire was once involved with, and still has feelings for, [[strike:Robin]] [[strike:Nightwing]] the new Batman, who's engaged to Barbara Gordon. Red Arrow also had a crush on Raven, who had a crush on [[strike:Kid Flash]] the Flash (who is now married to Linda, but had a relationship with three other women first), then one on Dick Grayson, and now one on Beast Boy (which she might be over now). Beast Boy had a crush on Terra, then on Starfire, and is now in love with Raven. Still not sure where [[strike:Aqualad]] Tempest stands in all this. Cyborg is the only one that was smart enough to stay out of this crap, or he would have, if not for his [[WillTheyOrWontThey ambiguous feelings for Sara Simms]].
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Simms]]. Red Arrow has a daughter, whose mother is a [[DatingCatwoman psychopathic supervillain]].
* For a comic which is only a decade old, the ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' (now Ultimate ''Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man) Spider-Man'') continuity has a pretty impressive one for Peter. Depending on how you count things, Peter's current love interests include Gwen, Mary Jane, Kitty, and [[spoiler:Johnny Storm]]. That's not mentioning the fact that Peter currently lives with Kitty's ex-boyfriend Bobby as well as Johnny, [[spoiler: who made out with his OppositeSexClone]]. Added into this is Felicia Hardy, who was rather blunt in her attempts to woo Peter until she realized he was [[{{Squick}} fifteen years old]].



* The basic premise of the DCComics title ''Young Heroes In Love''.

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* The basic premise of the DCComics Creator/DCComics title ''Young Heroes In Love''.




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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': Let's begin: [[OfficialCouple Asuka loves Shinji]]. [[HeroesWantRedheads Shinji and Jessika love Asuka]]. Mandy loves Jessika and Jessika loves her, too. Hikari and Toji love each other. Rei and Saburo love Kaworu. Kaworu may have feelings for rei and he no longer loves Saburo. Misato is dating Shinji's ex-wingmate, and her ex-boyfriend Kaji is about to show up in the doujin. Gendo and Ritsuko are lovers and it is unknown like Gendo's marriage to his deceased wife Yui disrupts their relationship...

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': Marcie loves either Charlie Brown or Peppermint Patty, who loves Charlie Brown, who loves the Little Red-Haired Girl. Woodstock loves (or at least is jealous of) Snoopy [[InterSpeciesRomance who loves]] Marcie. Then you have Lucy who loves Schroeder [[CargoShip who loves his piano]]. Sally loves Linus, who [[PrecociousCrush loves Ms. Othmar]] and/[[CargoShip or his blanket]].
** In the the earlier days, [[BrotherChuck Frieda]] loved Schroeder, and [[BrotherChuck Eudora]] loved Linus. Linus did eventually get over Miss Othmar and did have crushes on girls his own age (but not Sally). And in the '90s, Charlie Brown had a girlfriend/crush named Peggy Jean... this is so confusing... and nobody is over [[ToyShip the age of 10]].
* In ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', Flash loves Dale, Dale loves Flash, Ming loves Dale, Aura loves Flash, Barin loves Aura, Ming hates Flash, and everyone hates Ming. Eventually this straightens out when Aura shifts her affections to Barin, and Ming comes to hate Dale almost as much as he hates Flash. Other women such as Freya and Undina also find Flash attractive, which always makes their boyfriends mad at him.
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* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': ''Manga/Evangelion303'': Let's begin: [[OfficialCouple Asuka loves Shinji]]. [[HeroesWantRedheads Shinji and Jessika love Asuka]]. Mandy loves Jessika and Jessika loves her, too. Hikari and Toji love each other. Rei and Saburo love Kaworu. Kaworu may have feelings for rei and he no longer loves Saburo. Misato is dating Shinji's ex-wingmate, and her ex-boyfriend Kaji is about to show up in the doujin. Gendo and Ritsuko are lovers and it is unknown like Gendo's marriage to his deceased wife Yui disrupts their relationship...



* ''FanFic/{{Seduction}}'': Marjani, who is an arranged engagement with Kurumi, is in love with Sarakshi. Who Tora also has a thing for. While Sarakshi doesn't seem to have romantic feelings for either, Linda seems to harbour some for Marjani [[spoiler:(As of Chapter 18, his engagement with Kurumi has been dissolved and they are... in a ''bit'' of a relationship)]] and Yuki seems to harbour some for Tora.
* ''TDWTReducksRedux'' seems to be developing a massive one: Ezekiel likes Bridgette, who's dating Geoff yet has ShipTease with Harold, who also has ShipTease with Lindsay even though he really likes Leshawna, who broke up with him because she likes Alejandro. Lindsay was dating Tyler, who looks like he'll eventually hook up with Gwen, who likes Duncan (who's dating Courtney) even though Cody still sort of likes her, and Sierra likes ''him''...
* In ''FanFic/{{Ragnarok}}'' despite being a CelibateHero [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] has practically [[EvenTheGuysWantHim everyone chasing after him.]] Mello and Matt are in a relationship but Mello still engages in some uncomfortable flirting with Light and Mello and Matt make it clear they're open to a three-way. Light dated Takada in college, had a brief but happy affair with Stephen Loud a.k.a. Gevanni of the FBI, and he went on a single date with Mikami before realizing [[StalkerWithACrush how crazy he was and has been trying to avoid him ever since.]] Misa loves Light but they agree that they're BetterAsFriends. [[StalkerWithACrush Also L has been stalking Light for the past year and Light has been stalking L.]] Also Near gets all flustered around Gevanni and Sayu.
* The titular boys of Fanfic/TheBalladOfStootAndArgyle, Terrance Stoot and Phillip Argyle, are unknowingly enmeshed in one of these. [[spoiler: Karen [=McCormick=] likes Terrance, who's in a trial relationship with and might be falling for Eric Cartman. Meanwhile, Phillip is in love with both Terrance and Bebe Stevens, and unknowingly has half the female student body fangirling over him.]] Add in the boys who might like those girls, and you've got a tangled web.
* The ''FanFic/PoniesOfOlympus'' series has Spike ending up in the middle of one in ''Atlas Strongest Tournament''--he still has feelings for Rarity, but is also attracted to Ran Biao, who is [[OperationJealousy using him to hurt Rarity]], [[spoiler: who she has twisted feelings for, feelings Rarity is reluctantly starting to return, even while realizing she's in love with Spike, and on top of that, Scootaloo likes Spike too, and it's hinted he might feel the same way. And then Scales and Wavedancer get involved...]]
* MoonDaughter has Nico, Alabaster, and Hades all hitting on [[{{Mary Sue}} Flavia]]; meanwhile, Flavia starts out claiming she was in love with Luke and won't date ever again, but then crushes on Chiron, flirts with Nico, moves on to Alabaster, dumps him, then goes back to Nico, claiming he's her one true love. And then she moves on to [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Percy]]...
* In FanFic/OfWhiteTreesAndBlueRoses, between Ashara Dayne, Barristan Selmy, Brandon and Eddard Stark. Like in canon, Barristan had his crush on Ashara.[[spoiler: Ashara had a crush on Brandon, and Eddard had a crush on her. Ashara rejected Eddard's feelings for her, while Brandon dropped Ashara faster than a hot potato after a one-night stand. However, he fathered a bastard.]]

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* ''FanFic/{{Seduction}}'': ''Fanfic/{{Seduction}}'': Marjani, who is an arranged engagement with Kurumi, is in love with Sarakshi. Who Tora also has a thing for. While Sarakshi doesn't seem to have romantic feelings for either, Linda seems to harbour some for Marjani [[spoiler:(As of Chapter 18, his engagement with Kurumi has been dissolved and they are... in a ''bit'' of a relationship)]] and Yuki seems to harbour some for Tora.
* ''TDWTReducksRedux'' ''Fanfic/TDWTReducksRedux'' seems to be developing a massive one: Ezekiel likes Bridgette, who's dating Geoff yet has ShipTease with Harold, who also has ShipTease with Lindsay even though he really likes Leshawna, who broke up with him because she likes Alejandro. Lindsay was dating Tyler, who looks like he'll eventually hook up with Gwen, who likes Duncan (who's dating Courtney) even though Cody still sort of likes her, and Sierra likes ''him''...
* In ''FanFic/{{Ragnarok}}'' ''Fanfic/{{Ragnarok}}'' despite being a CelibateHero [[Manga/DeathNote Light]] has practically [[EvenTheGuysWantHim everyone chasing after him.]] Mello and Matt are in a relationship but Mello still engages in some uncomfortable flirting with Light and Mello and Matt make it clear they're open to a three-way. Light dated Takada in college, had a brief but happy affair with Stephen Loud a.k.a. Gevanni of the FBI, and he went on a single date with Mikami before realizing [[StalkerWithACrush how crazy he was and has been trying to avoid him ever since.]] Misa loves Light but they agree that they're BetterAsFriends. [[StalkerWithACrush Also L has been stalking Light for the past year and Light has been stalking L.]] Also Near gets all flustered around Gevanni and Sayu.
* The titular boys of Fanfic/TheBalladOfStootAndArgyle, ''Fanfic/TheBalladOfStootAndArgyle'', Terrance Stoot and Phillip Argyle, are unknowingly enmeshed in one of these. [[spoiler: Karen [=McCormick=] likes Terrance, who's in a trial relationship with and might be falling for Eric Cartman. Meanwhile, Phillip is in love with both Terrance and Bebe Stevens, and unknowingly has half the female student body fangirling over him.]] Add in the boys who might like those girls, and you've got a tangled web.
* The ''FanFic/PoniesOfOlympus'' ''Fanfic/PoniesOfOlympus'' series has Spike ending up in the middle of one in ''Atlas Strongest Tournament''--he still has feelings for Rarity, but is also attracted to Ran Biao, who is [[OperationJealousy using him to hurt Rarity]], [[spoiler: who she has twisted feelings for, feelings Rarity is reluctantly starting to return, even while realizing she's in love with Spike, and on top of that, Scootaloo likes Spike too, and it's hinted he might feel the same way. And then Scales and Wavedancer get involved...]]
* MoonDaughter ''Fanfic/MoonDaughter'' has Nico, Alabaster, and Hades all hitting on [[{{Mary Sue}} Flavia]]; meanwhile, Flavia starts out claiming she was in love with Luke and won't date ever again, but then crushes on Chiron, flirts with Nico, moves on to Alabaster, dumps him, then goes back to Nico, claiming he's her one true love. And then she moves on to [[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Percy]]...
* In FanFic/OfWhiteTreesAndBlueRoses, ''Fanfic/OfWhiteTreesAndBlueRoses'', between Ashara Dayne, Barristan Selmy, Brandon and Eddard Stark. Like in canon, Barristan had his crush on Ashara.[[spoiler: Ashara had a crush on Brandon, and Eddard had a crush on her. Ashara rejected Eddard's feelings for her, while Brandon dropped Ashara faster than a hot potato after a one-night stand. However, he fathered a bastard.]]



* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'':
** Pansy → Malfoy → Hermione ↔ Ron
** Ginny ↔ Harry → Cho → Cedric
** Umbrige → Dumbledore → Snape → Lily → James
** Bellatrix → Voldemort → Quirrel
* In ''WebVideo/DeathNoteTheAbridgedSeriesKpts4tv'' [[NoYay Ryuk is screwing Light]], [[VillainousCrush Light is in love with L,]] [[{{Yandere}} Misa stalks Light]], [[MamaBear Rem]] loves Misa and so did Gelus. Then during Light's [[spoiler: MemoryGambit]] he [[TransparentCloset went back into the closet]] and only worried about being a good boyfriend to Misa ([[TheBeard who he is dating for other reasons that he can no longer remember]]) Misa then goes on [[YourCheatingHeart to cheat on him]] with with Higuchi and Rem. Namikawa flirts with Light. L makes a passing mention of [[MemeticMolester Beyond Birthday]], Light suspected [[spoiler: incorrectly]] that L was screwing Matsuda, and meanwhile L shows no interest in anyone except for maybe [[CargoShip his snacks.]] Also, everyone but Light wants Misa (including Ryuk) and when Mello kidnaps Sayu, Mr. Yagami tries to get Mello to take Light as well. Ryuk was doing... ''something'' with [[CargoShip an apple]] and Mr. Yagami flirts with Ryuk. Also [[NoYay Demegawa]] declares his love for Kira, Ryuk takes to calling Matsuda "daddy", [[BlackComedyRape Aizawa and Mogi go off to to "violate Misa" and Matsda and Ide wish they could join in]], and Aizawa may or may not have gotten someone who may or may not be his daughter pregnant. [[spoiler: Osoreda molested Near.]] There's also Gevanni (or rather [[spoiler: Raye Penber]])/[[CargoShip Death Note]].



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* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': [[DoggedNiceGuy Sunny]] likes [[PrincessClassic Dawn]] who likes a string of different boys but is eventually accidentally [[LovePotion love potioned]] to like [[EvilOverlord The Bog King]]. [[JerkAss Roland]] cheated on [[BadassPrincess Marianne]] with an unnamed girl but tries getting her back. [[spoiler: [[WorthyOpponent The Bog King]] and [[BirdsOfAFeather Marianne]] fall in love, meshing the two [[LoveTriangle love triangles]] into a proper Love Dodecahedron.]]
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'''Michael:''' No, no, no--he wants to marry Dorothy.\\

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'''Michael:''' No, no, no--he no -- he wants to marry Dorothy.\\



* The 1982 avant-garde movie ''Film/{{Querelle}}'' has a complicated and bizarre love-lust-hate dodecahedron. The main character, Querelle, is attracted to the madame Lysiane, who is the mistress of his brother Robert. But Querelle first purposefully loses a bet to Lysiane's husband, Nono, and has sex with him as payment before becoming Lysiane's lover. Querelle also sleeps with Nono's friend, the corrupt police captain Mario. Meanwhile, a construction worker named Gil (confusingly played by the same actor who plays Querelle's brother Robert) murders his co-worker Theo, who has been sexually assaulting him. Roger, who is in love with Gil, introduces him to Querelle hoping that Querelle can help Gil escape. Instead, Querelle begins an affair with Gil but betrays him to the police. In the end, Querelle sails off into the sunse with his superior officer, Lt. Seblon, who has been obsessed with him the entire movie. So the Dodecahedron looks something like:
** Robert loves Lysiane who is married to Nono but who has an affair with Querelle, who also has sex with Nono, Mario, and Gil. Roger is in love with Gil, but loses him to Querelle. Seblon is attracted to Querelle and gets him in the end.

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* The 1982 avant-garde movie ''Film/{{Querelle}}'' has a complicated and bizarre love-lust-hate dodecahedron. The main character, Querelle, is attracted to the madame Lysiane, who is the mistress of his brother Robert. But Querelle first purposefully loses a bet to Lysiane's husband, Nono, and has sex with him as payment before becoming Lysiane's lover. Querelle also sleeps with Nono's friend, the corrupt police captain Mario. Meanwhile, a construction worker named Gil (confusingly played by the same actor who plays Querelle's brother Robert) murders his co-worker Theo, who has been sexually assaulting him. Roger, who is in love with Gil, introduces him to Querelle hoping that Querelle can help Gil escape. Instead, Querelle begins an affair with Gil but betrays him to the police. In the end, Querelle sails off into the sunse with his superior officer, Lt. Seblon, who has been obsessed with him the entire movie. So the Dodecahedron looks something like:
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like: Robert loves Lysiane who is married to Nono but who has an affair with Querelle, who also has sex with Nono, Mario, and Gil. Roger is in love with Gil, but loses him to Querelle. Seblon is attracted to Querelle and gets him in the end.



-->'''Natasha:''' It’s a very complicated situation, Cousin Sonja. I’m in love with Alexei. He loves Alicia. Alicia is having an affair with Lev. Lev loves Tatiana. Tatiana loves Simkin. Simkin loves me. I love Simkin, but in a different way than Alexei. Alexei loves Tatiana like a sister. Tatiana’s sister loves Trigorin like a brother. Trigorin’s brother is having an affair with my sister, whom he likes physically but not spiritually.\\
'''Sonja:''' Natasha . . . It’s getting a little late.\\
'''Natasha:''' The firm of Mishkin and Mishkin is sleeping with the firm of Taskov and Taskov!\\

* ''Film/CrazyStupidLove'': Robbie has a thing for his babysitter Jessica who has a crush on Robbie's father Cal who is going through a really rocky relationship with Emily, who had a one-night stand with David [[spoiler: but is also the mother of]] Hannah, who's the girlfriend of Jacob, who teaches Cal how to "regain his manlihood," which allows him to pick up multiple women, [[spoiler: including Robbie's teacher…]]

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-->'''Natasha:''' It’s It's a very complicated situation, Cousin Sonja. I’m I'm in love with Alexei. He loves Alicia. Alicia is having an affair with Lev. Lev loves Tatiana. Tatiana loves Simkin. Simkin loves me. I love Simkin, but in a different way than Alexei. Alexei loves Tatiana like a sister. Tatiana’s sister loves Trigorin like a brother. Trigorin’s brother is having an affair with my sister, whom he likes physically but not spiritually.\\
'''Sonja:''' Natasha . . . It’s Natasha... It's getting a little late.\\
'''Natasha:''' The firm of Mishkin and Mishkin is sleeping with the firm of Taskov and Taskov!\\

Taskov!
* ''Film/CrazyStupidLove'': Robbie has a thing for his babysitter Jessica who has a crush on Robbie's father Cal who is going through a really rocky relationship with Emily, who had a one-night stand with David [[spoiler: but is also the mother of]] Hannah, who's the girlfriend of Jacob, who teaches Cal how to "regain his manlihood," which allows him to pick up multiple women, [[spoiler: including Robbie's teacher…]]teacher...]]



* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': [[DoggedNiceGuy Sunny]] likes [[PrincessClassic Dawn]] who likes a string of different boys but is eventually accidentally [[LovePotion love potioned]] to like [[EvilOverlord The Bog King]]. [[JerkAss Roland]] cheated on [[BadassPrincess Marianne]] with an unnamed girl but tries getting her back. [[spoiler: [[WorthyOpponent The Bog King]] and [[BirdsOfAFeather Marianne]] fall in love, meshing the two [[LoveTriangle love triangles]] into a proper Love Dodecahedron.]]
* ''Oscar'': Colette Barnier is courted by Baron Honoré de la Boutiniere, whom she rejects, and the Baron eventually marries her maid Bernadette. Meanwhile, Colette is ready to marry just anyone who's handsome enough. She takes her chauffeur Oscar as her lover, but when he's sacked by her father, she's almost as willing to marry her father's employee Christian Martin or the masseur Phillippe Dubois. While Phillippe does fancy her, Christian is in love with Jacqueline Noiret, a typist. [[spoiler:On top of it all, Jacqueline turns out to be the illegitimate daughter of Monsieur Barnier from his affair with his former servant Charlotte]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'': [[DoggedNiceGuy Sunny]] likes [[PrincessClassic Dawn]] who likes a string of different boys but is eventually accidentally [[LovePotion love potioned]] to like [[EvilOverlord The Bog King]]. [[JerkAss Roland]] cheated on [[BadassPrincess Marianne]] with an unnamed girl but tries getting her back. [[spoiler: [[WorthyOpponent The Bog King]] and [[BirdsOfAFeather Marianne]] fall in love, meshing the two [[LoveTriangle love triangles]] into a proper Love Dodecahedron.]]
* ''Oscar'':
''Oscar'' (the original French movie): Colette Barnier is courted by Baron Honoré de la Boutiniere, whom she rejects, and the Baron eventually marries her maid Bernadette. Meanwhile, Colette is ready to marry just anyone who's handsome enough. She takes her chauffeur Oscar as her lover, but when he's sacked by her father, she's almost as willing to marry her father's employee Christian Martin or the masseur Phillippe Dubois. While Phillippe does fancy her, Christian is in love with Jacqueline Noiret, a typist. [[spoiler:On top of it all, Jacqueline turns out to be the illegitimate daughter of Monsieur Barnier from his affair with his former servant Charlotte]].



* The song 'Alter Mann' (old man) by the German [[GenreBusting fun-whatever]] band Knorkator features one of these in the first verse.
--->Daniela likes Jonas, but he has a thing for Vanessa
--->Vanessa would rather be with Lars, but he likes Melanie better
--->She on the other hand loves Tim, Tim is on love with Jennifer
--->Jennifer on the other hand likes Kevin, but Kevin is… gay
--->Tobies has the hots for Annika, and she actually likes him too,
--->but the thing is that her best friend also has a crush on him.

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* The song 'Alter Mann' "Alter Mann" (old man) by the German [[GenreBusting fun-whatever]] band Knorkator features one of these in the first verse.
--->Daniela -->''Daniela likes Jonas, but he has a thing for Vanessa
--->Vanessa
Vanessa\\
Vanessa
would rather be with Lars, but he likes Melanie better
--->She
better\\
She
on the other hand loves Tim, Tim is on love with Jennifer
--->Jennifer
Jennifer\\
Jennifer
on the other hand likes Kevin, but Kevin is… gay
--->Tobies
is... gay\\
Tobies
has the hots for Annika, and she actually likes him too,
--->but
too,\\
but
the thing is that her best friend also has a crush on him.''



* "[[Music/TomLehrer I Got It From Agnes]]". Tom, Agnes, Jim, Louise, Harry, and Marie appear in the first verse ''alone''.

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* "[[Music/TomLehrer I Music/TomLehrer: "I Got It From Agnes]]".from Agnes". Tom, Agnes, Jim, Louise, Harry, and Marie appear in the first verse ''alone''.



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* ''{{Peanuts}}'': Marcie loves either Charlie Brown or Peppermint Patty, who loves Charlie Brown, who loves the Little Red-Haired Girl. Woodstock loves (or at least is jealous of) Snoopy [[InterSpeciesRomance who loves]] Marcie. Then you have Lucy who loves Schroeder [[CargoShip who loves his piano]]. Sally loves Linus, who [[PrecociousCrush loves Ms. Othmar]] and/[[CargoShip or his blanket]].
** In the the earlier days, [[BrotherChuck Frieda]] loved Schroeder, and [[BrotherChuck Eudora]] loved Linus. Linus did eventually get over Miss Othmar and did have crushes on girls his own age (but not Sally). And in the '90s, Charlie Brown had a girlfriend/crush named Peggy Jean... this is so confusing... and nobody is over [[ToyShip the age of 10]].
* In ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', Flash loves Dale, Dale loves Flash, Ming loves Dale, Aura loves Flash, Barin loves Aura, Ming hates Flash, and everyone hates Ming. Eventually this straightens out when Aura shifts her affections to Barin, and Ming comes to hate Dale almost as much as he hates Flash. Other women such as Freya and Undina also find Flash attractive, which always makes their boyfriends mad at him.

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* ''{{Peanuts}}'': Marcie loves either Charlie Brown or Peppermint Patty, who loves Charlie Brown, who loves Despite being one of the Little Red-Haired Girl. Woodstock loves (or more famous ancient cases of an OmegaCast, the [[Literature/TheBible Garden of Eden]] turns into this once you look at all the extracanonical folklore. Adam had, by some accounts, as many as three wives, of which the only named two--Lilith and Eve--are both said by some stories to have been seduced by the Devil--[=and/or=] by ''each other'' in at least is jealous of) Snoopy [[InterSpeciesRomance who loves]] Marcie. Then you one account. Add in that the Devil has occasionally been portrayed as the ''ex-lover of God'', and in other versions has a whole harem of succubi consorts, one of whom--Namaah--may have Lucy who loves Schroeder [[CargoShip who loves his piano]]. Sally loves Linus, who [[PrecociousCrush loves Ms. Othmar]] and/[[CargoShip seduced or his blanket]].
** In
raped Adam and subsequently given birth to Asmodeus, the the earlier days, [[BrotherChuck Frieda]] loved Schroeder, Demon of Lust, who--among many other consorts and [[BrotherChuck Eudora]] loved Linus. Linus did eventually get over Miss Othmar and did would-be consorts because, again, Demon of ''Lust''--is sometimes said to have crushes on girls taken Lilith as his own age (but not Sally). And in the '90s, Charlie Brown had a girlfriend/crush named Peggy Jean... this is so confusing... mate and nobody is over [[ToyShip the age fathered a brood of 10]].
* In ''ComicStrip/FlashGordon'', Flash loves Dale, Dale loves Flash, Ming loves Dale, Aura loves Flash, Barin loves Aura, Ming hates Flash, and everyone hates Ming. Eventually this straightens out when Aura shifts her affections to Barin, and Ming comes to hate Dale
demonic spawn by her. Lilith herself, meanwhile, ReallyGetsAround by almost as much as he hates Flash. Other women such as Freya all accounts, being simultaneously a consort of a whole slew of high-ranking demons depending on who you ask and Undina also find Flash attractive, which always makes a succubus-like entity in her own right seducing or raping mortal men throughout the centuries--with her first mortal victim being recorded in some stories as ''Cain'', Adam and Eve's son, who also had an incestuous SiblingLoveTriangle story told about him where his sister--named Awan or Aclima depending on version - was betrothed to his brother Abel but then stolen by Cain as part of their boyfriends mad [[CainAndAbel infamous rivalry]], while Cain's original betrothed--his ''other'' sister Jumella--ended up marrying Seth, Adam and Eve's ''third'' son. In all honesty, the tangled romances of Eden are such a mess that it's surprising we ''didn't'' end up with an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_and_Steve Adam and Steve]] at him.some point.



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* Despite being one of the more famous ancient cases of an OmegaCast, the [[Literature/TheBible Garden of Eden]] turns into this once you look at all the extracanonical folklore. Adam had, by some accounts, as many as three wives, of which the only named two--Lilith and Eve--are both said by some stories to have been seduced by the Devil--[=and/or=] by ''each other'' in at least one account. Add in that the Devil has occasionally been portrayed as the ''ex-lover of God'', and in other versions has a whole harem of succubi consorts, one of whom--Namaah--may have seduced or raped Adam and subsequently given birth to Asmodeus, the Demon of Lust, who--among many other consorts and would-be consorts because, again, Demon of ''Lust''--is sometimes said to have taken Lilith as his mate and fathered a brood of demonic spawn by her. Lilith herself, meanwhile, ReallyGetsAround by almost all accounts, being simultaneously a consort of a whole slew of high-ranking demons depending on who you ask and also a succubus-like entity in her own right seducing or raping mortal men throughout the centuries--with her first mortal victim being recorded in some stories as ''Cain'', Adam and Eve's son, who also had an incestuous SiblingLoveTriangle story told about him where his sister--named Awan or Aclima depending on version - was betrothed to his brother Abel but then stolen by Cain as part of their [[CainAndAbel infamous rivalry]], while Cain's original betrothed--his ''other'' sister Jumella--ended up marrying Seth, Adam and Eve's ''third'' son. In all honesty, the tangled romances of Eden are such a mess that it's surprising we ''didn't'' end up with an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_and_Steve Adam and Steve]] at some point.
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* [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Having one of these is the surest path to survival in]] ''BlissStage''.
* ''[[{{TabletopGame/Forsooth}} Forsooth!]]'': Comedy games tend to include this. Tragedy games are more likely to have a scheming dodecahedron.

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* [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Having one of these is the surest path to survival in]] ''BlissStage''.
''TabletopGame/BlissStage''.
* ''[[{{TabletopGame/Forsooth}} Forsooth!]]'': ''TabletopGame/{{Forsooth}}'': Comedy games tend to include this. Tragedy games are more likely to have a scheming dodecahedron.



* OlderThanSteam: Creator/WilliamShakespeare loved {{Love Dodecahedron}}s; one found its way into most of his comedies, including ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' and ''AMidsummerNightsDream''.

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* OlderThanSteam: Creator/WilliamShakespeare loved {{Love Dodecahedron}}s; one found its way into most of his comedies, including ''Theatre/TwelfthNight'' and ''AMidsummerNightsDream''.''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream''.



* In ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', Sweeney loves Lucy. So does the Judge. Mrs. Lovett loves Sweeney, who is indifferent to her. The Judge loves Johanna. Anthony loves Johanna, who loves him back. After that, things get a little confusing.

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* In ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'', ''Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet'':
**
Sweeney loves Lucy. So does the Judge. Mrs. Lovett loves Sweeney, who is indifferent to her. The Judge loves Johanna. Anthony loves Johanna, who loves him back. After that, things get a little confusing.



-->''Sweet Polly Pluncket saw her life pass\\

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-->''Sweet --->''Sweet Polly Pluncket saw her life pass\\



* ''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'':
** Pansy → Malfoy → Hermione ↔ Ron
** Ginny ↔ Harry → Cho → Cedric
** Umbrige → Dumbledore → Snape → Lily → James
** Bellatrix → Voldemort → Quirrel



--> '''Jeannie''': This is the way it is. Sheila's hung up on Berger. I'm hung up on Claude. Claude is hung up on a cross between Sheila and Berger. And Berger's hung up everywhere. As a prospective mother I must say something very weird is going on here. And to make it worse, Woof's hung up on Berger.
--> '''Woof''': No I'm not. I'm hung up on Mick Jagger.

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--> '''Jeannie''': -->'''Jeannie:''' This is the way it is. Sheila's hung up on Berger. I'm hung up on Claude. Claude is hung up on a cross between Sheila and Berger. And Berger's hung up everywhere. As a prospective mother I must say something very weird is going on here. And to make it worse, Woof's hung up on Berger.
--> '''Woof''':
Berger.\\
'''Woof:'''
No I'm not. I'm hung up on Mick Jagger.



* In ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'', Ryu is in love with Nina, who is in love with Clay, who is in love with Elena, who is [[spoiler:trapped in a marriage with the evil prince.]] It was a love daisy chain, only made more disturbing by having Nina and Elena as siblings, and everyone else being different species. Significantly simpler in the orignal, as the Nina's love for Clay was added in [[{{Bowdlerise}} the translation]].
** Made all the more complicated in the official manga adaptation, ''Utsurowazarumono'', where [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/utsurowazarumono_breath_of_fire_iv/v02/c010/9.html Scias' reason]] for doing a HeelFaceTurn and returning to the party is explained by him [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/utsurowazarumono_breath_of_fire_iv/v02/c010/15.html developing a big crush on Nina]]. (In the video game, it's just simply assumed that, due to spending so much time fighting in the party, he developed a bond with everyone.)
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims'', it's far too easy to set one of these up. It can even happen by accident.
** Actually, there's a pre-made one in Pleasantview in ''VideoGame/TheSims2''. Darren is love with Cassandra, who is engaged to Don, who is in love with Nina and has a crush on Nina's sister, Dina. Dina is dating Cassandra's father, Mortimer, who is married to the missing Bella, and who also has a default want to flirt with Nina. Dina was also married to Cassandra's uncle, Michael, before he died. Don also has memories of putting the moves on Cassandra's mother, Bella, just before her alien abduction. Don is also currently having an affair with Kaylynn, the maid. Kaylynn is in turn having an affair with Daniel, who is unhappily married to Mary Sue. [[http://sims.wikia.com/wiki/File:Love_web.JPG Here's a picture for those who couldn't follow that.]]
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem 10'' has a relationship Dodecahedron ''in game'', updated as the player progresses. A full version can be found [[http://serenesforest.net/fe10/relation.jpg here]] (Major spoilers).
** Actually letting the player decide how to resolve the love dodecahedron has been a major gameplay/story element since, oh, sometime before they started releasing the games outside of Japan.
* Most of the routes in ''VisualNovel/BrassRestoration'' focus on Ryo and his love interest, but Yoshine's route has a LoveDodecahedron as part of the plot.

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* In ''VideoGame/BreathOfFireIV'', Ryu is in love with Nina, who is in love with Clay, who is in love with Elena, who is [[spoiler:trapped in a marriage with the evil prince.]] It was a love daisy chain, only made more disturbing by having Nina and Elena as siblings, and everyone else being different species. Significantly simpler in the orignal, as the Nina's love for Clay was added in [[{{Bowdlerise}} the translation]].
**
translation]]. Made all the more complicated in the official manga adaptation, ''Utsurowazarumono'', where [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/utsurowazarumono_breath_of_fire_iv/v02/c010/9.html Scias' reason]] for doing a HeelFaceTurn and returning to the party is explained by him [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/utsurowazarumono_breath_of_fire_iv/v02/c010/15.html developing a big crush on Nina]]. (In the video game, it's just simply assumed that, due to spending so much time fighting in the party, he developed a bond with everyone.)
* In ''VideoGame/TheSims'', it's far too easy to set one of these up. It can even happen by accident.
** Actually, there's
accident. There's a pre-made one in Pleasantview in ''VideoGame/TheSims2''. Darren is love with Cassandra, who is engaged to Don, who is in love with Nina and has a crush on Nina's sister, Dina. Dina is dating Cassandra's father, Mortimer, who is married to the missing Bella, and who also has a default want to flirt with Nina. Dina was also married to Cassandra's uncle, Michael, before he died. Don also has memories of putting the moves on Cassandra's mother, Bella, just before her alien abduction. Don is also currently having an affair with Kaylynn, the maid. Kaylynn is in turn having an affair with Daniel, who is unhappily married to Mary Sue. [[http://sims.wikia.com/wiki/File:Love_web.JPG Here's a picture for those who couldn't follow that.]]
* ''VideoGame/FireEmblem ''VideoGame/{{Fire Emblem|Tellius}} 10'' has a relationship Dodecahedron ''in game'', updated as the player progresses. A full version can be found [[http://serenesforest.net/fe10/relation.jpg here]] (Major spoilers).
** Actually letting
spoilers). Letting the player decide how to resolve the love dodecahedron has been a major gameplay/story element since, oh, sometime before they started releasing the games outside of Japan.
* Most of the routes in ''VisualNovel/BrassRestoration'' focus on Ryo and his love interest, but Yoshine's route has a LoveDodecahedron as part of the plot.
Japan.



* Just look at [[http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8725/typemoonrelations.jpg this chart]]. At least eight people in love with [[{{Tsukihime}} Shiki]] plus Arihiko on the side crushing on Ciel and Akiha and possibly the maids. Even the girls at school seem to be somewhat attracted despite not being insane like his other love interests. [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Shirou]] is ''only'' the center of four-six girls' affections (Mitsuzuri being subtext and Ilya being up to your interpretation, but probably only familial), but there's other entanglements besides his making it even ''more'' complicated when you figure in [[StalkerWithACrush Gilgamesh → Saber]] and [[BodyguardCrush Bazett → Lancer]] and Avenger. Curse you {{Nasuverse}}!
* Lampshaded in the VideoGame/NancyDrew game ''Stay Tuned for Danger'', where a tabloid newspaper headline refers to ''[[ShowWithinAShow Light Of Our Love]]'' character Rory's "Love Octagon".

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* Just look at [[http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8725/typemoonrelations.jpg this chart]]. At least eight people in love with [[{{Tsukihime}} Shiki]] plus Arihiko on the side crushing on Ciel and Akiha and possibly the maids. Even the girls at school seem to be somewhat attracted despite not being insane like his other love interests. [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Shirou]] is ''only'' the center of four-six girls' affections (Mitsuzuri being subtext and Ilya being up to your interpretation, but probably only familial), but there's other entanglements besides his making it even ''more'' complicated when you figure in [[StalkerWithACrush Gilgamesh → Saber]] and [[BodyguardCrush Bazett → Lancer]] and Avenger. Curse you {{Nasuverse}}!
* Lampshaded in the VideoGame/NancyDrew ''VideoGame/NancyDrew'' game ''Stay Tuned for Danger'', where a tabloid newspaper headline refers to ''[[ShowWithinAShow Light Of Our Love]]'' character Rory's "Love Octagon".



* ''VideoGame/LegendOfMana''--Matilda loves Irwin (who sort of loves her back, but since he's a demon he expresses it weirdly), but is also more or less married to her job; Escad loves Matilda; Daena is torn between Matilda and Escad. It ends with [[spoiler: everybody except one person dead, Matilda as the Seventh Wisdom, and Irwin wanting to reincarnate himself without any memories of the woman he loves because it was so messy]].

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* ''VideoGame/LegendOfMana''--Matilda ''VideoGame/LegendOfMana'': Matilda loves Irwin (who sort of loves her back, but since he's a demon he expresses it weirdly), but is also more or less married to her job; Escad loves Matilda; Daena is torn between Matilda and Escad. It ends with [[spoiler: everybody except one person dead, Matilda as the Seventh Wisdom, and Irwin wanting to reincarnate himself without any memories of the woman he loves because it was so messy]].



* Smaller version in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''. [[TheHero Kyo]] [[PlayingWithFire Kusanagi]] and [[GirlNextDoor Yuki]] [[HighSchoolSweethearts are in a relationship]] [[OfficialCouple already]], which goes by BelligerentSexualTension in some versions. However, [[IdolSinger Athena]] [[ActionGirl Asamiya]] is all but stated to be or have been in UnrequitedLove with Kyo in the SpinOff manga and games ''The King of Fighters KYO'' (and maybe in the AlternateUniverse manga ''KOF G''), whereas Athena's partner [[BadassAdorable Sie]] [[PsychicPowers Kensou]] is her [[CrazyJealousGuy VERY clingy]] DoggedNiceGuy despite how Athena herself sees their bond as JustFriends and either ignores or rejects his love declarations. And in the KOF:KYO manga we also have [[{{Adorkable}} Takaya Maeta]] who has a massive crush on Yuki [[spoiler: and wins a date with her]], as well as Yuki's friend Sanae who encourages Maeta's crush while saying she finds Kyo hot but never directly hitting on him.
** Additionally, {{fanon}} adds other vortexes to this "dodecahedron": Kyo and [[TheRival Io]][[AntiHero ri]] have LOADS of FoeYay, [[NaiveNewcomer Shingo]] can easily be seen as having [[HoYay a huge boy-crush]] on [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Kyo]] based on [[HeroWorshipper his massive fanboy-ing]] of the man, [[YamatoNadeshiko Chi]][[BarrierMaiden zuru]] is said to have [[LovingAShadow "envisioned" Kyo as an "eternal schoolboy"]] [[spoiler: and used that to create Kusanagi when BrainwashedAndCrazy]] so [[RelationshipWritingFumble take that as you will]] and in return Kyo is ''very'' protective of [[CoolBigSis her]], and the KOF:KYO manga has Athena sort-of empathizing and worrying for Iori's almost non-existant mental health which she ''still'' does in KOF XIII...
* SuperMarioBros: Mario and Luigi are both attracted to Princesses Peach and Daisy, and the feelings are mutual. Mario also at one point had a girlfriend named Pauline. Bowser is in love with Peach even though she rarely ever returns his feelings except for some ShipTease in SuperPaperMario. There also are also at least a few other minor character who have been shown to be attracted to the Brothers or Princesses.

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* Smaller version in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters''. [[TheHero Kyo]] [[PlayingWithFire Kusanagi]] and [[GirlNextDoor Yuki]] [[HighSchoolSweethearts are in a relationship]] [[OfficialCouple already]], which goes by BelligerentSexualTension in some versions. However, [[IdolSinger Athena]] [[ActionGirl Asamiya]] is all but stated to be or have been in UnrequitedLove with Kyo in the SpinOff manga and games ''The King of Fighters KYO'' (and maybe in the AlternateUniverse manga ''KOF G''), whereas Athena's partner [[BadassAdorable Sie]] [[PsychicPowers Kensou]] is her [[CrazyJealousGuy VERY clingy]] DoggedNiceGuy despite how Athena herself sees their bond as JustFriends and either ignores or rejects his love declarations. And in the KOF:KYO manga we also have [[{{Adorkable}} Takaya Maeta]] who has a massive crush on Yuki [[spoiler: and wins a date with her]], as well as Yuki's friend Sanae who encourages Maeta's crush while saying she finds Kyo hot but never directly hitting on him.
**
him.\\\
Additionally, {{fanon}} adds other vortexes to this "dodecahedron": Kyo and [[TheRival Io]][[AntiHero ri]] have LOADS of FoeYay, [[NaiveNewcomer Shingo]] can easily be seen as having [[HoYay a huge boy-crush]] on [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Kyo]] based on [[HeroWorshipper his massive fanboy-ing]] of the man, [[YamatoNadeshiko Chi]][[BarrierMaiden zuru]] is said to have [[LovingAShadow "envisioned" Kyo as an "eternal schoolboy"]] [[spoiler: and used that to create Kusanagi when BrainwashedAndCrazy]] so [[RelationshipWritingFumble take that as you will]] and in return Kyo is ''very'' protective of [[CoolBigSis her]], and the KOF:KYO manga has Athena sort-of empathizing and worrying for Iori's almost non-existant mental health which she ''still'' does in KOF XIII...
* SuperMarioBros: ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'': Mario and Luigi are both attracted to Princesses Peach and Daisy, and the feelings are mutual. Mario also at one point had a girlfriend named Pauline. Bowser is in love with Peach even though she rarely ever returns his feelings except for some ShipTease in SuperPaperMario.''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario''. There also are also at least a few other minor character who have been shown to be attracted to the Brothers or Princesses.



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* In ''WebVideo/DeathNoteTheAbridgedSeriesKpts4tv'' [[NoYay Ryuk is screwing Light]], [[VillainousCrush Light is in love with L,]] [[{{Yandere}} Misa stalks Light]], [[MamaBear Rem]] loves Misa and so did Gelus. Then during Light's [[spoiler: MemoryGambit]] he [[TransparentCloset went back into the closet]] and only worried about being a good boyfriend to Misa ([[TheBeard who he is dating for other reasons that he can no longer remember]]) Misa then goes on [[YourCheatingHeart to cheat on him]] with with Higuchi and Rem. Namikawa flirts with Light. L makes a passing mention of [[MemeticMolester Beyond Birthday]], Light suspected [[spoiler: incorrectly]] that L was screwing Matsuda, and meanwhile L shows no interest in anyone except for maybe [[CargoShip his snacks.]] Also, everyone but Light wants Misa (including Ryuk) and when Mello kidnaps Sayu, Mr. Yagami tries to get Mello to take Light as well. Ryuk was doing... ''something'' with [[CargoShip an apple]] and Mr. Yagami flirts with Ryuk. Also [[NoYay Demegawa]] declares his love for Kira, Ryuk takes to calling Matsuda "daddy", [[BlackComedyRape Aizawa and Mogi go off to to "violate Misa" and Matsda and Ide wish they could join in]], and Aizawa may or may not have gotten someone who may or may not be his daughter pregnant. [[spoiler: Osoreda molested Near.]] There's also Gevanni (or rather [[spoiler: Raye Penber]])/[[CargoShip Death Note]].
* [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18502_the-most-uncomfortable-dinner-party-conversation-ever.html This]] ''BriTANick'' sketch.
* Volume 2 of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' establishes one, although it's only a subplot at best. Pyrrha likes Jaune, who likes Weiss, who likes Neptune, who likes pretty much any girl who will give him the time of day (and a few who don't).

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* In ''WebVideo/DeathNoteTheAbridgedSeriesKpts4tv'' [[NoYay Ryuk is screwing Light]], [[VillainousCrush Light is Most of the routes in ''VisualNovel/BrassRestoration'' focus on Ryo and his love interest, but Yoshine's route has a LoveDodecahedron as part of the plot.
* Franchise/{{Nasuverse}}: Just look at [[http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8725/typemoonrelations.jpg this chart]]. At least eight people
in love with L,]] [[{{Yandere}} Misa stalks Light]], [[MamaBear Rem]] loves Misa [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Shiki]] plus Arihiko on the side crushing on Ciel and so did Gelus. Then during Light's [[spoiler: MemoryGambit]] he [[TransparentCloset went back into Akiha and possibly the closet]] and only worried about maids. Even the girls at school seem to be somewhat attracted despite not being a good boyfriend to Misa ([[TheBeard who he is dating for insane like his other reasons that he can no longer remember]]) Misa then goes on [[YourCheatingHeart to cheat on him]] with with Higuchi love interests. [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Shirou]] is ''only'' the center of four-six girls' affections (Mitsuzuri being subtext and Rem. Namikawa flirts with Light. L makes a passing mention of [[MemeticMolester Beyond Birthday]], Light suspected [[spoiler: incorrectly]] that L was screwing Matsuda, and meanwhile L shows no interest in anyone except for maybe [[CargoShip Ilya being up to your interpretation, but probably only familial), but there's other entanglements besides his snacks.]] Also, everyone but Light wants Misa (including Ryuk) and making it even ''more'' complicated when Mello kidnaps Sayu, Mr. Yagami tries to get Mello to take Light as well. Ryuk was doing... ''something'' with [[CargoShip an apple]] you figure in [[StalkerWithACrush Gilgamesh → Saber]] and Mr. Yagami flirts with Ryuk. Also [[NoYay Demegawa]] declares his love for Kira, Ryuk takes to calling Matsuda "daddy", [[BlackComedyRape Aizawa [[BodyguardCrush Bazett → Lancer]] and Mogi go off to to "violate Misa" and Matsda and Ide wish they could join in]], and Aizawa may or may not have gotten someone who may or may not be his daughter pregnant. [[spoiler: Osoreda molested Near.]] There's also Gevanni (or rather [[spoiler: Raye Penber]])/[[CargoShip Death Note]].
* [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18502_the-most-uncomfortable-dinner-party-conversation-ever.html This]] ''BriTANick'' sketch.
* Volume 2 of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' establishes one, although it's only a subplot at best. Pyrrha likes Jaune, who likes Weiss, who likes Neptune, who likes pretty much any girl who will give him the time of day (and a few who don't).
Avenger. Curse you Nasuverse!



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* Volume 2 of ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' establishes one, although it's only a subplot at best. Pyrrha likes Jaune, who likes Weiss, who likes Neptune, who likes pretty much any girl who will give him the time of day (and a few who don't).
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* [[http://www.cracked.com/video_18502_the-most-uncomfortable-dinner-party-conversation-ever.html This]] ''WebVideo/{{Britanick}}'' sketch.
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''So if the love is altruistic, does that make it a [[{{Pun}} Platonic]] Solid?''

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''So ->''So if the love is altruistic, does that make it a [[{{Pun}} Platonic]] Solid?''
Solid?''
2nd Jun '16 12:13:45 PM AutumnLeaves
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* ''Oscar'': Colette Barnier is courted by Baron Honoré de la Boutiniere, whom she rejects, and the Baron eventually marries her maid Bernadette. Meanwhile, Colette is ready to marry just anyone who's handsome enough. She takes her chauffeur Oscar as her lover, but when he's sacked by her father, she's almost as willing to marry her father's employee Christian Martin or the masseur Phillippe Dubois. While Phillippe does fancy her, Christian is in love with Jacqueline Noiret, a typist. [[spoiler:On top of it all, Jacqueline turns out to be the illegitimate daughter of Monsieur Barnier from his affair with his former servant Charlotte]].
20th Apr '16 3:33:38 PM Eievie
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Also, see GambitPileup, which is similar to this trope, but with gambits. Though Love Dodecahedra can be the cause of such pileups. The opposite of this is NoLovesIntersect. There are three kinds of stable Love Dodecahedra: 1) [[NoRomanticResolution everyone staying friends]], 2) [[MarryThemAll everyone marrying the hero]], or 3) [[DumpThemAll the hero abandoning his harem]]. Can also sometimes be resolved by SquaringTheLoveTriangle. Compare DatingDoSiDo, which is similar with the lots-of-tangled-up-relationships part but the relationships do not necessarily have to be in competition with each other. TangledFamilyTree can be considered a sister trope, and a Love Dodecahedron can turn into one of those if given enough time. Video games that care about such relationships may track them dynamically with RelationshipValues.

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Also, see GambitPileup, which is similar to this trope, but with gambits. Though Love Dodecahedra can be the cause of such pileups. The opposite of this is NoLovesIntersect. There are three kinds of stable Love Dodecahedra: 1) [[NoRomanticResolution everyone Dodecahedra:
#[[NoRomanticResolution Everyone
staying friends]], 2) [[MarryThemAll everyone friends]]
#[[MarryThemAll Everyone
marrying the hero]], or 3) [[DumpThemAll the hero]]
#[[DumpThemAll The
hero abandoning his harem]]. harem]]
Can also sometimes be resolved by SquaringTheLoveTriangle. Compare DatingDoSiDo, which is similar with the lots-of-tangled-up-relationships part but the relationships do not necessarily have to be in competition with each other. TangledFamilyTree can be considered a sister trope, and a Love Dodecahedron can turn into one of those if given enough time. Video games that care about such relationships may track them dynamically with RelationshipValues.
8th Mar '16 10:05:41 PM Eievie
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{{Love Triangle}}s are stressful and often heartbreaking. Add five or ten more people to the mix, and instead they [[CrossesTheLineTwice become comedy]]: Characters A, B, C, and D all love character E, who might love any of them, but can't commit for reasons of honor or basic wishywashiness. There's also character F, who ''might'' love E, and whom he might love back, but they get on each other's nerves so it's hard to tell. Meanwhile, G is sweet on C while H and I both love A. Except on alternate Tuesdays, when H's [[TheIdiotFromOsaka third cousin from Osaka]] expresses her intent to marry Character F's dog, who has an odd thing for D...

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{{Love Triangle}}s are stressful and often heartbreaking. Add five or ten more people to the mix, and instead they [[CrossesTheLineTwice become comedy]]: Characters A, B, C, and D all love character E, who might love any of them, but can't commit for reasons of honor or basic wishywashiness. There's also character F, who ''might'' love E, and whom he might love back, but they get on each other's nerves so it's hard to tell. Meanwhile, G is sweet on C while H and I both love A. Except on alternate Tuesdays, when H's [[TheIdiotFromOsaka third cousin from Osaka]] expresses her intent to marry Character F's dog, who has an odd thing for D...
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** 1. Fixated on the wrong partners and [[ObliviousToLove oblivious to the good ones]],
** 2. [[CannotSpitItOut Failing to communicate]], and/or
** 3. Suppressing their desires due to [[StarCrossedLovers other factors]] (e.g., [[IncestIsRelative taboos]], class distinctions, [[ParentalMarriageVeto family]] [[ArrangedMarriage pressures]], etc.).

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** 1. Fixated ##Fixated on the wrong partners and [[ObliviousToLove oblivious to the good ones]],
** 2. [[CannotSpitItOut ##[[CannotSpitItOut Failing to communicate]], and/or
** 3. Suppressing ##Suppressing their desires due to [[StarCrossedLovers other factors]] (e.g., [[IncestIsRelative taboos]], class distinctions, [[ParentalMarriageVeto family]] [[ArrangedMarriage pressures]], etc.).



* ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' begins with a LoveTriangle and then... [[SerialEscalation hooboy]]. Katchoo loves best friend [[GirlNextDoor Francine]] unrequitedly, then takes up with David because [[DoggedNiceGuy he has been in love with her for years]]. Then Francine, who had a crush on David, starts to sort-of [[IfItsYouItsOkay reciprocate Katchoo's feelings]]. [[TheDitz Casey]], unhappily married to Francine's ex-boyfriend [[{{Jerkass}} Freddie]] (who still loves Francine), falls in love with David [[LoveAtFirstSight at first sight]]. With their marriage on the rocks, Freddie pursues Francine while Casey pursues David and also Katchoo. Katchoo, unable to deal with [[DysfunctionJunction the issues of her past and family]], finally drives David away. Francine becomes engaged to Brad and then breaks off her engagement to be with Katchoo, but still cannot consummate the relationship, so a frustrated Katchoo sleeps with Casey on the side. When Francine discovers this she goes back to Brad. When confronted at gunpoint by Katchoo's sister Tambi (who insists that their two families produce an heir via David and Katchoo), David offers to produce a child with her in exchange for his life and Katchoo's release from the obligation, and after they attempt this Tambi secretly falls for David. David returns to marry Katchoo, but the two part amicably once she learns about Tambi ''and'' realizes she prefers women. Casey finally gets to shack up with David...then [[OneTrueThreesome Katchoo joins them so they can all be happy together]]. Eventually, [[spoiler: Francine leaves Brad for [[YourCheatingHeart cheating]] on her; David dies, leaving Casey to take up with Tambi, and Francine and Katchoo end up together for good. Freddie [[TheChewToy ends up alone.]]]].

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* ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' begins with a LoveTriangle and then... [[SerialEscalation hooboy]]. Katchoo loves best friend [[GirlNextDoor Francine]] unrequitedly, then takes up with David because [[DoggedNiceGuy he has been in love with her for years]]. Then Francine, who had a crush on David, starts to sort-of [[IfItsYouItsOkay reciprocate Katchoo's feelings]]. [[TheDitz Casey]], unhappily married to Francine's ex-boyfriend [[{{Jerkass}} Freddie]] (who still loves Francine), falls in love with David [[LoveAtFirstSight at first sight]]. With their marriage on the rocks, Freddie pursues Francine while Casey pursues David and also Katchoo. Katchoo, unable to deal with [[DysfunctionJunction the issues of her past and family]], finally drives David away. Francine becomes engaged to Brad and then breaks off her engagement to be with Katchoo, but still cannot consummate the relationship, so a frustrated Katchoo sleeps with Casey on the side. When Francine discovers this she goes back to Brad. When confronted at gunpoint by Katchoo's sister Tambi (who insists that their two families produce an heir via David and Katchoo), David offers to produce a child with her in exchange for his life and Katchoo's release from the obligation, and after they attempt this Tambi secretly falls for David. David returns to marry Katchoo, but the two part amicably once she learns about Tambi ''and'' realizes she prefers women. Casey finally gets to shack up with David...David… then [[OneTrueThreesome Katchoo joins them so they can all be happy together]]. Eventually, [[spoiler: Francine leaves Brad for [[YourCheatingHeart cheating]] on her; David dies, leaving Casey to take up with Tambi, and Francine and Katchoo end up together for good. Freddie [[TheChewToy ends up alone.]]]].



* The ''FanFic/PoniesOfOlympus'' series has Spike ending up in the middle of one in ''Atlas Strongest Tournament'' — he still has feelings for Rarity, but is also attracted to Ran Biao, who is [[OperationJealousy using him to hurt Rarity]], [[spoiler: who she has twisted feelings for, feelings Rarity is reluctantly starting to return, even while realizing she's in love with Spike, and on top of that, Scootaloo likes Spike too, and it's hinted he might feel the same way. And then Scales and Wavedancer get involved...]]

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* The ''FanFic/PoniesOfOlympus'' series has Spike ending up in the middle of one in ''Atlas Strongest Tournament'' — he Tournament''--he still has feelings for Rarity, but is also attracted to Ran Biao, who is [[OperationJealousy using him to hurt Rarity]], [[spoiler: who she has twisted feelings for, feelings Rarity is reluctantly starting to return, even while realizing she's in love with Spike, and on top of that, Scootaloo likes Spike too, and it's hinted he might feel the same way. And then Scales and Wavedancer get involved...]]



* Subverted in ''Fanfic/FlashFog'': {{Deuteragonist}} Pencil Pusher has a big crush on Fluttershy, who is implied to at least like him back. This excites [[ThinksLikeARomanceNovel Rarity]] and [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak Rainbow Dash]] to the point that they [[ShipperOnDeck start meddling to try and get the two together]] -- Rarity more than Rainbow Dash. Unfortunately, this backfires, resulting in Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle thinking that it's ''Rarity & Rainbow Dash'' who have crushes on Pencil Pusher, which leads to Spike fearing Pencil Pusher could be a rival for Rarity. The subversion comes because, after a couple of chapters of setup, Spike openly talks to Pencil Pusher about Rarity and is corrected, whilst Applejack, upon hearing about the situation from Rarity and Rainbow Dash, [[CuttingTheKnot drags all four of the mares into a private room and tells Fluttershy about Pencil Pusher's crush and Rarity & Rainbow Jack's efforts to get Fluttershy to notice him]].

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* Subverted in ''Fanfic/FlashFog'': {{Deuteragonist}} Pencil Pusher has a big crush on Fluttershy, who is implied to at least like him back. This excites [[ThinksLikeARomanceNovel Rarity]] and [[TomboyWithAGirlyStreak Rainbow Dash]] to the point that they [[ShipperOnDeck start meddling to try and get the two together]] -- Rarity together]]--Rarity more than Rainbow Dash. Unfortunately, this backfires, resulting in Fluttershy and Twilight Sparkle thinking that it's ''Rarity & Rainbow Dash'' who have crushes on Pencil Pusher, which leads to Spike fearing Pencil Pusher could be a rival for Rarity. The subversion comes because, after a couple of chapters of setup, Spike openly talks to Pencil Pusher about Rarity and is corrected, whilst Applejack, upon hearing about the situation from Rarity and Rainbow Dash, [[CuttingTheKnot drags all four of the mares into a private room and tells Fluttershy about Pencil Pusher's crush and Rarity & Rainbow Jack's efforts to get Fluttershy to notice him]].



'''Michael:''' No, no, no -- ''Sandy'' thinks I'm gay, ''Julie'' thinks I'm a lesbian.\\

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'''Michael:''' No, no, no -- ''Sandy'' no--''Sandy'' thinks I'm gay, ''Julie'' thinks I'm a lesbian.\\



'''Michael:''' No, no, no -- he wants to marry Dorothy.\\

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'''Michael:''' No, no, no -- he no--he wants to marry Dorothy.\\



* ''Film/CrazyStupidLove'': Robbie has a thing for his babysitter Jessica who has a crush on Robbie's father Cal who is going through a really rocky relationship with Emily, who had a one-night stand with David [[spoiler: but is also the mother of]] Hannah, who's the girlfriend of Jacob, who teaches Cal how to "regain his manlihood," which allows him to pick up multiple women, [[spoiler: including Robbie's teacher]]...

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* ''Film/CrazyStupidLove'': Robbie has a thing for his babysitter Jessica who has a crush on Robbie's father Cal who is going through a really rocky relationship with Emily, who had a one-night stand with David [[spoiler: but is also the mother of]] Hannah, who's the girlfriend of Jacob, who teaches Cal how to "regain his manlihood," which allows him to pick up multiple women, [[spoiler: including Robbie's teacher]]...teacher…]]



--->Jennifer on the other hand likes Kevin, but Kevin is... gay

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--->Jennifer on the other hand likes Kevin, but Kevin is... is… gay



* Despite being one of the more famous ancient cases of an OmegaCast, the [[Literature/TheBible Garden of Eden]] turns into this once you look at all the extracanonical folklore. Adam had, by some accounts, as many as three wives, of which the only named two - Lilith and Eve - are both said by some stories to have been seduced by the Devil - [=and/or=] by ''each other'' in at least one account. Add in that the Devil has occasionally been portrayed as the ''ex-lover of God'', and in other versions has a whole harem of succubi consorts, one of whom - Namaah - may have seduced or raped Adam and subsequently given birth to Asmodeus, the Demon of Lust, who - among many other consorts and would-be consorts because, again, Demon of ''Lust'' - is sometimes said to have taken Lilith as his mate and fathered a brood of demonic spawn by her. Lilith herself, meanwhile, ReallyGetsAround by almost all accounts, being simultaneously a consort of a whole slew of high-ranking demons depending on who you ask and also a succubus-like entity in her own right seducing or raping mortal men throughout the centuries - with her first mortal victim being recorded in some stories as ''Cain'', Adam and Eve's son, who also had an incestuous SiblingLoveTriangle story told about him where his sister - named Awan or Aclima depending on version - was betrothed to his brother Abel but then stolen by Cain as part of their [[CainAndAbel infamous rivalry]], while Cain's original betrothed - his ''other'' sister Jumella - ended up marrying Seth, Adam and Eve's ''third'' son. In all honesty, the tangled romances of Eden are such a mess that it's surprising we ''didn't'' end up with an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_and_Steve Adam and Steve]] at some point.

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* Despite being one of the more famous ancient cases of an OmegaCast, the [[Literature/TheBible Garden of Eden]] turns into this once you look at all the extracanonical folklore. Adam had, by some accounts, as many as three wives, of which the only named two - Lilith two--Lilith and Eve - are Eve--are both said by some stories to have been seduced by the Devil - [=and/or=] Devil--[=and/or=] by ''each other'' in at least one account. Add in that the Devil has occasionally been portrayed as the ''ex-lover of God'', and in other versions has a whole harem of succubi consorts, one of whom - Namaah - may whom--Namaah--may have seduced or raped Adam and subsequently given birth to Asmodeus, the Demon of Lust, who - among who--among many other consorts and would-be consorts because, again, Demon of ''Lust'' - is ''Lust''--is sometimes said to have taken Lilith as his mate and fathered a brood of demonic spawn by her. Lilith herself, meanwhile, ReallyGetsAround by almost all accounts, being simultaneously a consort of a whole slew of high-ranking demons depending on who you ask and also a succubus-like entity in her own right seducing or raping mortal men throughout the centuries - with centuries--with her first mortal victim being recorded in some stories as ''Cain'', Adam and Eve's son, who also had an incestuous SiblingLoveTriangle story told about him where his sister - named sister--named Awan or Aclima depending on version - was betrothed to his brother Abel but then stolen by Cain as part of their [[CainAndAbel infamous rivalry]], while Cain's original betrothed - his betrothed--his ''other'' sister Jumella - ended Jumella--ended up marrying Seth, Adam and Eve's ''third'' son. In all honesty, the tangled romances of Eden are such a mess that it's surprising we ''didn't'' end up with an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_and_Steve Adam and Steve]] at some point.



*''Theatre/AVeryPotterMusical'':
**Pansy → Malfoy → Hermione ↔ Ron
**Ginny ↔ Harry → Cho → Cedric
**Umbrige → Dumbledore → Snape → Lily → James
**Bellatrix → Voldemort → Quirrel



* Many of Gioacchino Rossini's operas, especially ''Il viaggio a Reims'' (as it has basically no other thing for a plot). Melibea flirts with Don Alvaro though she loves Count Libenskof who gets jealous, Countess de Folleville loves the cavalier Belfiore who flirts with every girl in the neighborhood but mostly Corinna who rejects him because she loves Lord Sidney (who thinks his love is hopeless), and Corinna is also JustFriends with Don Profondo and platonically adored by all other men – got it all? Good.

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* Many of Gioacchino Rossini's operas, especially ''Il viaggio a Reims'' (as it has basically no other thing for a plot). Melibea flirts with Don Alvaro though she loves Count Libenskof who gets jealous, Countess de Folleville loves the cavalier Belfiore who flirts with every girl in the neighborhood but mostly Corinna who rejects him because she loves Lord Sidney (who thinks his love is hopeless), and Corinna is also JustFriends with Don Profondo and platonically adored by all other men – got men--got it all? Good.



* Just look at [[http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8725/typemoonrelations.jpg this chart]]. At least eight people in love with [[{{Tsukihime}} Shiki]] plus Arihiko on the side crushing on Ciel and Akiha and possibly the maids. Even the girls at school seem to be somewhat attracted despite not being insane like his other love interests. [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Shirou]] is ''only'' the center of four-six girls' affections (Mitsuzuri being subtext and Ilya being up to your interpretation, but probably only familial), but there's other entanglements besides his making it even ''more'' complicated when you figure in [[StalkerWithACrush Gilgamesh -> Saber]] and [[BodyguardCrush Bazett -> Lancer]] and Avenger. Curse you {{Nasuverse}}!

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* Just look at [[http://img19.imageshack.us/img19/8725/typemoonrelations.jpg this chart]]. At least eight people in love with [[{{Tsukihime}} Shiki]] plus Arihiko on the side crushing on Ciel and Akiha and possibly the maids. Even the girls at school seem to be somewhat attracted despite not being insane like his other love interests. [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Shirou]] is ''only'' the center of four-six girls' affections (Mitsuzuri being subtext and Ilya being up to your interpretation, but probably only familial), but there's other entanglements besides his making it even ''more'' complicated when you figure in [[StalkerWithACrush Gilgamesh -> Saber]] and [[BodyguardCrush Bazett -> Lancer]] and Avenger. Curse you {{Nasuverse}}!



* ''VideoGame/LegendOfMana'' -- Matilda loves Irwin (who sort of loves her back, but since he's a demon he expresses it weirdly), but is also more or less married to her job; Escad loves Matilda; Daena is torn between Matilda and Escad. It ends with [[spoiler: everybody except one person dead, Matilda as the Seventh Wisdom, and Irwin wanting to reincarnate himself without any memories of the woman he loves because it was so messy]].

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* ''VideoGame/LegendOfMana'' -- Matilda ''VideoGame/LegendOfMana''--Matilda loves Irwin (who sort of loves her back, but since he's a demon he expresses it weirdly), but is also more or less married to her job; Escad loves Matilda; Daena is torn between Matilda and Escad. It ends with [[spoiler: everybody except one person dead, Matilda as the Seventh Wisdom, and Irwin wanting to reincarnate himself without any memories of the woman he loves because it was so messy]].
29th Feb '16 4:08:50 PM Prfnoff
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->''"May's in love with Kay's husband,\\
He's in love with Sue!\\
Sue's in love with May's husband,\\
What are they to do?\\
Tom's in love with Tim's wife,\\
She's in love with Sam!\\
Sam's in love with Tom's wife,\\
So, they're in a jam!"''
->-- ''Theatre/{{Allegro}}'', title song
29th Jan '16 8:55:30 PM whizzerd
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* From ''VideoGame/CorpseParty'': Satoshi loves Naomi, who loves him back, but neither of them can spit it out. Seiko also loves Naomi, but can't confess because [[IncompatibleOrientation they're both girls]]. Yuka also loves Satoshi, but can't confess because [[{{Squick}} they're siblings]]. Yoshiki likes Ayumi, who is oblivious because she likes Satoshi, who is also oblivious. Mayu loves Morishige, who sees Mayu as a little sister, and Ms. Yui has ShipTease with Satoshi but ultimately he just reminds her of her childhood boyfriend who she hasn't seen in years. This is ''just'' the core cast, as there are a dozen other characters who make up their own dodecahedrons or add on to the main one.
24th Jan '16 9:15:13 AM nombretomado
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* ''StrangersInParadise'' begins with a LoveTriangle and then... [[SerialEscalation hooboy]]. Katchoo loves best friend [[GirlNextDoor Francine]] unrequitedly, then takes up with David because [[DoggedNiceGuy he has been in love with her for years]]. Then Francine, who had a crush on David, starts to sort-of [[IfItsYouItsOkay reciprocate Katchoo's feelings]]. [[TheDitz Casey]], unhappily married to Francine's ex-boyfriend [[{{Jerkass}} Freddie]] (who still loves Francine), falls in love with David [[LoveAtFirstSight at first sight]]. With their marriage on the rocks, Freddie pursues Francine while Casey pursues David and also Katchoo. Katchoo, unable to deal with [[DysfunctionJunction the issues of her past and family]], finally drives David away. Francine becomes engaged to Brad and then breaks off her engagement to be with Katchoo, but still cannot consummate the relationship, so a frustrated Katchoo sleeps with Casey on the side. When Francine discovers this she goes back to Brad. When confronted at gunpoint by Katchoo's sister Tambi (who insists that their two families produce an heir via David and Katchoo), David offers to produce a child with her in exchange for his life and Katchoo's release from the obligation, and after they attempt this Tambi secretly falls for David. David returns to marry Katchoo, but the two part amicably once she learns about Tambi ''and'' realizes she prefers women. Casey finally gets to shack up with David...then [[OneTrueThreesome Katchoo joins them so they can all be happy together]]. Eventually, [[spoiler: Francine leaves Brad for [[YourCheatingHeart cheating]] on her; David dies, leaving Casey to take up with Tambi, and Francine and Katchoo end up together for good. Freddie [[TheChewToy ends up alone.]]]].

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* ''StrangersInParadise'' ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' begins with a LoveTriangle and then... [[SerialEscalation hooboy]]. Katchoo loves best friend [[GirlNextDoor Francine]] unrequitedly, then takes up with David because [[DoggedNiceGuy he has been in love with her for years]]. Then Francine, who had a crush on David, starts to sort-of [[IfItsYouItsOkay reciprocate Katchoo's feelings]]. [[TheDitz Casey]], unhappily married to Francine's ex-boyfriend [[{{Jerkass}} Freddie]] (who still loves Francine), falls in love with David [[LoveAtFirstSight at first sight]]. With their marriage on the rocks, Freddie pursues Francine while Casey pursues David and also Katchoo. Katchoo, unable to deal with [[DysfunctionJunction the issues of her past and family]], finally drives David away. Francine becomes engaged to Brad and then breaks off her engagement to be with Katchoo, but still cannot consummate the relationship, so a frustrated Katchoo sleeps with Casey on the side. When Francine discovers this she goes back to Brad. When confronted at gunpoint by Katchoo's sister Tambi (who insists that their two families produce an heir via David and Katchoo), David offers to produce a child with her in exchange for his life and Katchoo's release from the obligation, and after they attempt this Tambi secretly falls for David. David returns to marry Katchoo, but the two part amicably once she learns about Tambi ''and'' realizes she prefers women. Casey finally gets to shack up with David...then [[OneTrueThreesome Katchoo joins them so they can all be happy together]]. Eventually, [[spoiler: Francine leaves Brad for [[YourCheatingHeart cheating]] on her; David dies, leaving Casey to take up with Tambi, and Francine and Katchoo end up together for good. Freddie [[TheChewToy ends up alone.]]]].
12th Jan '16 7:28:24 PM Jeduthun
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* Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart's opera ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro'' has… (deep breath) okay, here we go: Figaro and Susanna are happy together and about to be married. The Count and the Countess are already married, but aren't happy. The Countess still loves the Count, but he'd rather be off reinstating the DroitDuSeigneur with Susanna (and it's implied he's taken full advantage of this same right in the past with other women). Marcellina has a weird crush on Figaro up until she learns he's [[spoiler: her son]], and she used to have a thing going on with Bartolo, [[spoiler: which is then reignited when they find out they still have a child]]. Cherubino is a heterosexual male in the middle of puberty and so by definition wants to sleep with every female he sees, but especially Susanna, Barbarina and the Countess. Barbarina reciprocates, and the Countess reciprocates in the sequel. Bartolo still doesn't seem to have quite got over his crush on the Countess from the first play. Oh, and Barbarina also seems to have once had a thing going on with the Count, but now she only loves him "like a kitten", as opposed to her more erotic love for Cherubino. And... the Count seems to have rediscovered his feelings for his wife by the end. [[InfoDump Got all that?]]
18th Dec '15 8:57:14 PM nombretomado
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''TheSevenBasicPlots'' Christopher Booker uses this concept as his definition of the ''Comedy'' genre, only the point is that the CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds isn't a shoehorn but the soul of the plot:

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''TheSevenBasicPlots'' ''Literature/TheSevenBasicPlots'' Christopher Booker uses this concept as his definition of the ''Comedy'' genre, only the point is that the CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds isn't a shoehorn but the soul of the plot:
27th Nov '15 7:44:34 PM nombretomado
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* The ''ScottPilgrim'' graphic novels are known for this. The inside back cover of the third book consists of [[LoveChart an absurdly complicated diagram detailing the relationships of all of the characters thus far]] (including such descriptors as "in a band with", "still likes" and "dating(?)") that is rendered obsolete before the end of the ''first chapter'' of the next book.

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* The ''ScottPilgrim'' ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim'' graphic novels are known for this. The inside back cover of the third book consists of [[LoveChart an absurdly complicated diagram detailing the relationships of all of the characters thus far]] (including such descriptors as "in a band with", "still likes" and "dating(?)") that is rendered obsolete before the end of the ''first chapter'' of the next book.
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