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15th Mar '17 5:19:49 PM Eievie
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* AllLoveIsUnrequited
* BettyAndVeronica
** BettyAndVeronicaSwitch
* CockFight
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse
** MurderTheHypotenuse
* FireAndIceLoveTriangle
* ImaginaryLoveTriangle
* LoveDodecahedron
* MuggleAndMagicalLoveTriangle
* PsychoticLoveTriangle
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor
* SiblingTriangle
* SquaringTheLoveTriangle
* TriangRelations
* TwoPersonLoveTriangle
* VampireWerewolfLoveTriangle

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited
AllLoveIsUnrequited: Nobody seems to be allowed to reciprocate any romantic interest shown in them
* BettyAndVeronica
BettyAndVeronica: A love triangle with a sweet, reliable love interest, and a mysterious, exotic one
** BettyAndVeronicaSwitch
BettyAndVeronicaSwitch: The Betty and Veronica trade roles over time
* CockFight
CockFight: Two guys fight openly over a girl
* DeathOfTheHypotenuse
DeathOfTheHypotenuse: A love triangle is resolved when one of the two suitors dies
** MurderTheHypotenuse
MurderTheHypotenuse: Someone plots to kill their romantic rival
* FireAndIceLoveTriangle
FireAndIceLoveTriangle: A love triangle with a cold, aloof love interest, and a warm, passionate one
* ImaginaryLoveTriangle
ImaginaryLoveTriangle: Someone thinks there's a love triangle, even though there isn't really
* LoveDodecahedron
LoveDodecahedron: A love triangle that involves a large number of people
* MuggleAndMagicalLoveTriangle
MuggleAndMagicalLoveTriangle: A love triangle with one magic or supernatural love interest, and one non-magical one.
* PsychoticLoveTriangle
PsychoticLoveTriangle: A love triangle where two (or more) of the participants are psycho
* RichSuitorPoorSuitor
RichSuitorPoorSuitor: A love triangle with one rich love interest, and one poor one
*RomanticRunnerup: The suitor who is not chosen when the love triangle is resolved
* SiblingTriangle
SiblingTriangle: Two siblings interested in the same love interest
* SquaringTheLoveTriangle
SquaringTheLoveTriangle: A love triangle is resolved by the "loosing suitor" getting with the offspring of the primary couple
* TriangRelations
TriangRelations: An listing of all the possible love triangle dynamics involving only 3 people
* TwoPersonLoveTriangle
TwoPersonLoveTriangle: A love triangle where two of the parties involved are actually the same person
* VampireWerewolfLoveTriangleVampireWerewolfLoveTriangle: A love triangle with a vampire love interest, and a werewolf one
3rd Mar '17 9:05:23 AM skidoo23
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** Series 8 establishes an unusual triangle involving the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald, and Danny Pink, with Clara trying to maintain relationships with both men. Explicitly illustrated in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E8MummyOnTheOrientExpress Mummy on the Orient Express]]" when Clara finds herself saying "I love you" to both men ''at the exact same time'': Danny is on the phone speaking to Clara, but when she breaks the show's [[TheILoveYouStigma "I love you" stigma]] she ends up actually addressing the words (per WordOfGod) to the Doctor and begins actively lying to Danny about staying with the Doctor thereafter. In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven "Death in Heaven"]], it doesn't end well. Clara finds herself talking to a Cyberman [[spoiler: about how much she cares for and trusts the Doctor, and how he is "the one man" she'd ever truly trust ... at which point the Cyberman removes his faceplate and we see it's Danny.]]

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** Series 8 establishes an unusual triangle involving the Twelfth Doctor, Clara Oswald, and Danny Pink, with Clara trying to maintain relationships with both men. Explicitly illustrated in "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E8MummyOnTheOrientExpress Mummy on the Orient Express]]" when Clara finds herself saying "I love you" to both men ''at the exact same time'': Danny is on the phone speaking to Clara, but when she breaks the show's [[TheILoveYouStigma "I love you" stigma]] she ends up actually addressing the words (per WordOfGod) WordOfSaintPaul, Jenna Coleman) to the Doctor and begins actively lying to Danny about staying with the Doctor thereafter. In [[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E12DeathInHeaven "Death in Heaven"]], it doesn't end well. Clara finds herself talking to a Cyberman [[spoiler: about how much she cares for and trusts the Doctor, and how he is "the one man" she'd ever truly trust ... at which point the Cyberman removes his faceplate and we see it's Danny.]]


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*** After Clara leaves ht
1st Mar '17 2:14:45 PM GlitteringFlowers
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** It looks like a potential one's shaping between [[AmateurSleuth Heiji Hattori]], [[ActionGirl Kazuha Touyama]] and [[TheOjou Momiji Oouka]]. Movie 21 will focus on it.



* In the animated adaptation of ''VisualNovel/WhiteAlbum2'', just like in the VN (see below), we have the Setsuna - Haruki - Kazusa love triangle. The winner? [[spoiler: [[DownerEnding No one. Not even Haruki.]]]]

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* In the animated adaptation of ''VisualNovel/WhiteAlbum2'', just like in the VN (see below), we have there's the Setsuna - Haruki - Kazusa love triangle. The winner? [[spoiler: [[DownerEnding No one. Not even Haruki.]]]]



** In the case of Chrom's possible choice of wife being Sumia, a fellow pegasus knight and Cordelia's best friend... Sumia and Cordelia are such good friends [[ChildhoodFriend since childhood]] that their (totally optional) "Love Triangle" with Chrom ''is not even mentioned in the support talks between them'', and both of them [[SecondLove can eventually and up with other men]] (including [[PlayerCharacter a male Avatar]])... sometimes ''without their thoughts on him ever being touched outside their aforementioned Supports'', depending on the guys involved.

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** In the case of Chrom's possible choice of wife being Sumia, a fellow pegasus knight and Cordelia's best friend... Sumia and Cordelia are such good friends [[ChildhoodFriend since childhood]] that their (totally optional) "Love Triangle" with Chrom ''is ''[[AvertedTripe is not even mentioned in the support talks between them'', them]]'', and both of them [[SecondLove can eventually and up with other men]] (including [[PlayerCharacter a male Avatar]])... sometimes ''without their thoughts on him ever being touched outside their aforementioned Supports'', depending on the guys involved.



* Sakura and Nemu in ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'' form the game's real triangle with their adamant refusal to accept Junichi pairing up with the other. Both say more or less that they'd be perfectly okay if he would pick any other girl, like Mako or Kotori or even some catgirl maid. Who... really does show up later.

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* Sakura and Nemu in ''VisualNovel/DaCapo'' form the game's real triangle with their adamant refusal to accept Junichi pairing up with the other. Both say more or less that they'd be perfectly okay if he would pick any ''any other girl, girl'', like Mako or Kotori or even some catgirl maid. Who... really does show up later.



* The ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' series is fond of these, as the protagonist usually has a rival for the affections of most of the potential love interests, and befriending both the intended date and the person who likes them will result in said rival becoming quite bitter towards the player (until things are smoothed over and the rival decides IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy and tells you to take care of them). ''Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3'' actually allows the player to set up a love triangle with ''the datable guys'', so that they'll fight over ''you'' instead.
* Can potentially happen in ''VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'', if the PlayerCharacter attracts the attentions of both [[spoiler: [[PatientChildhoodLoveInterest Mikae Morikawa]] ]] and [[spoiler: [[CuteBookworm Remi Himekawa]] ]] towards himself. In fact, [[spoiler: if he wins Remi over but does ''not'' push Mikae away enough, Mikae will insult and then completely ditch him in the last date with her -- something she does ''not'' do if he romances other girls, including Mikae's best friend Miyuki.]]

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* The ''Franchise/TokimekiMemorial'' series is fond of these, as the protagonist usually has a rival for the affections of most of the potential love interests, and befriending both the intended date and the person who likes them will result in said rival becoming quite bitter towards the player (until things are smoothed over and the rival decides IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy and tells you to take care of them). ''Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 3'' actually allows the player to set up a love triangle with ''the datable guys'', so that they'll fight over ''you'' ''the player'' instead.
* Can potentially happen in ''VisualNovel/TrueLoveJunaiMonogatari'', if the PlayerCharacter attracts the attentions of both [[spoiler: [[PatientChildhoodLoveInterest Mikae Morikawa]] ]] and [[spoiler: [[CuteBookworm Remi Himekawa]] ]] towards himself. In fact, [[spoiler: if he wins Remi over but does ''not'' push Mikae away enough, Mikae will insult snap on the player and then completely ditch him in the last date with her -- something she does ''not'' do if he romances other girls, including Mikae's best friend Miyuki.]]



Season one ends with Mako and Korra as the OfficialCouple, after Mako [[LoveEpiphany realized he was in love with Korra]] and Asami noticed. Their breakup seemed fairly amicable, however. It is then reignited in season 2, when Korra and Mako get into a fight and break up, Mako and Asami begin to re-explore their feelings for each other, and an amnesiac Korra returns and wants to rekindle her relationship with Mako. [[spoiler:Turns out that Korra wasn't an amnesiac after all - she was just pretending because she didn't want her relationship with Mako to be over. In the end Mako and Korra both accept that their relationship won't work out - leaving every side of this triangle single by the end.]]
** The whole thing ends rather neatly at the end of Season four, Korra ends up with [[spoiler:''[[BiTheWay Asami]]''.]] Mako ends up alone, but according to WordOfGod in a much better mental space to handle future relationships. Bolin, who sensibly stayed out of things since season one, is in a relationship with Opal.

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Season one ends with Mako and Korra as the OfficialCouple, after Mako [[LoveEpiphany realized he was in love with Korra]] and Asami noticed. Their breakup seemed fairly amicable, however. It is then reignited in season 2, when Korra and Mako get into a fight and break up, Mako and Asami begin to re-explore their feelings for each other, and an amnesiac Korra returns and wants to rekindle her relationship with Mako. [[spoiler:Turns out that Korra wasn't an amnesiac after all - she was just pretending because she didn't want her relationship with Mako to be over. In the end Mako and Korra [[BetterAsFriends both accept that their romantic relationship won't work out out]] - leaving every side of this triangle single by the end.]]
** The whole thing ends rather neatly at the end of Season four, Korra ends up with [[spoiler:''[[BiTheWay Asami]]''.]] Mako ends up alone, but according to WordOfGod [[CharacterDevelopment in a much better mental space to handle future relationships. relationships]]. Bolin, who [[ScrewThisImOuttaHere sensibly stayed out of things things]] since season one, [[BetaCouple is in a relationship relationship]] with Opal.[[SecondLove Opal]].



* It's said that, during the production of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' and ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim'', co-creators Mamoru Nagano and Creator/YoshiyukiTomino not only had huge CreativeDifferences [[note]](Tomino completely swore by the "TrueArtIsAngsty" ways, Nagano wasn't convinced ''and'' wanted more control over their shared work, '''and''' [[WagTheDirector both guys weren't exactly easy to work with]])[[/note]], but were also rivals for the affection of one of the seiyuus, Creator/MariaKawamura. Kawamura chose Nagano over Tomino, they're HappilyMarried up to this day, and Tomino is said to still be kind-of bitter over it.

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* It's said that, during the production of ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'' and ''Anime/HeavyMetalLGaim'', co-creators Mamoru Nagano and Creator/YoshiyukiTomino not only had huge CreativeDifferences [[note]](Tomino completely swore by the "TrueArtIsAngsty" ways, Nagano wasn't convinced ''and'' wanted more control over their shared work, '''and''' [[WagTheDirector both guys weren't neither man was exactly easy to work with]])[[/note]], but were also rivals for the affection of one of the seiyuus, Creator/MariaKawamura. Kawamura chose Nagano over Tomino, they're HappilyMarried up to this day, and Tomino is said to still be kind-of bitter over it.
28th Feb '17 12:52:27 PM SSJMagus
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': [[spoiler:After the episode "Bon Bon the Birthday Clown", one has started between Jackie, Marco, and Star.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': [[spoiler:After the episode "Bon Bon the Birthday Clown", one has started between Jackie, Marco, and Star. The season 2 finale "Starcrushed" leaves all three of them aware for the first time that the triangle exists.]]
26th Feb '17 1:26:09 PM spiderfreak1011
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* In ''Machinima/BrawlUniverse'', This is Played For Laughs and Played Straight with Sheik and Zelda. They are initally the same person, so they fight over Link's affections. Link himself has feelings for Zelda, but has to deal with Sheik as they travel to find the whereabouts of Zelda.
22nd Feb '17 7:32:07 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'': One nearly forms around Shallan between Adolin and Kaladin, though Kaladin consciously attempts to defy the attraction once he recognizes it. It helps that by the time Kaladin realizes he's attracted to Shallan, he's also friends with Adolin, and decides it would be best to leave them alone.
12th Feb '17 1:16:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* Shortly after the introduction of a LoveTriangle involving three of the younger characters in ''TheArchers'', the show's editor stated in an interview she gave for its [[LongRunners 50th anniversary]] that it would become the basis of a major StoryArc with many years' worth of plotlines. [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/archers/backstage/ed_will_emma_backstory.shtml This proved to be anything but an exaggeration.]]

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* Shortly after the introduction of a LoveTriangle involving three of the younger characters in ''TheArchers'', ''Radio/TheArchers'', the show's editor stated in an interview she gave for its [[LongRunners 50th anniversary]] that it would become the basis of a major StoryArc with many years' worth of plotlines. [[http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/archers/backstage/ed_will_emma_backstory.shtml This proved to be anything but an exaggeration.]]
7th Feb '17 11:38:51 PM sayaleviathan
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** ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' has one between Hayate, his wingwoman Mirage, and up-and-coming alien IdolSinger Freyja.

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** ''Anime/MacrossDelta'' has one between Hayate, his wingwoman Mirage, and up-and-coming alien IdolSinger Freyja. However, the show gave more interaction between Hayate and Freyja which left Mirage on the sidelines. [[spoiler:Unsurprisingly in the end, Hayate chooses Freyja]].
4th Feb '17 10:37:31 AM mlsmithca
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* ''Literature/TheDayOfTheLocust'' features two significant examples, both with aspiring but untalented actress Faye Greener at the centre.
** Much of the plot is driven by protagonist Tod Hackett and {{Deuteragonist}} Homer Simpson's contrasting forms of unrequited love for Faye, which form a Type 3 {{Triang Relation|s}}. After she rejects him, Tod's love for Faye becomes an obsession with possessing and destroying her, and most of his actions toward her are motivated by his own selfish desires for her than out of any concern for her. Homer is the opposite; Faye is equally uninterested in a romantic relationship with him, but he happily soaks up her abuse and caters to her every whim in a doomed bid to make her happy. Tod and Homer's own friendship starts to break down thanks to their divergent attitudes toward Faye.
** Faye is simultaneously at the corner of a Type 7 {{Triang Relation|s}}, as she is overtly romantically interested in dim-witted cowboy Earle Shoop, but flirts with, and eventually sleeps with, his friend Miguel to make him jealous. In Chapter 14, Earle attacks Miguel with a club when he dances with Faye at their campsite, and in Chapter 24, Homer tells Tod that after Earle found Miguel and Faye in bed together, the two men got into a fistfight, and the next morning, all three of them had moved out of his house.
30th Jan '17 7:35:06 PM WoodyWindy
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* In ''Film/TopHat'': Jerry loves Dale, who also has Alberto madly in love with her. Dale believes that Jerry is the husband of her best friend, but slowly finds herself falling for him.

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* In ''Film/TopHat'': Jerry loves Dale, ''Film/LastVegas'', Billy and Paddy both loved Sophie. She ended up marrying Paddy after [[spoiler:initially choosing Billy, who also has Alberto madly in love told her that she belonged with her. Dale believes that Jerry is Paddy.]] A year after her death, when the husband of her best friend, but slowly finds herself movie takes place, Billy and Paddy again end up falling for him.the same woman, [[spoiler:and again, Billy tries to be selfless, but this time, Paddy won't let him and insists that Billy pursue his own happiness.]]



* ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'' has one in the form of [[ShrinkingViolet PJ]], [[PluckyComicRelief Bobby]], and [[NoNameGiven Beret Girl]]. Bobby tries to use a pick-up line on Beret Girl, and she rejects him [[BrutalHonesty as bluntly as possible]], only to start flirting with PJ, whom she asks out after he basically says "[[InsecureLoveInterest no one would ever notice someone]] who looks like [[FatBestFriend me]]" (but in such a way that it manages to [[HiddenDepths surprise both of his friends]]). Bobby is not too pleased about this. But PJ is, enough to go through major CharacterDevelopment.



* TheIncredibleMrLimpet has two mild examples: a [[TriangRelations Type 8]] between Henry, Bessie, and George; and a [[TriangRelations Type 7]] between Bessie, Henry, and Ladyfish. Both are resolved by the end of the film.



* ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'' has one in the form of [[ShrinkingViolet PJ]], [[PluckyComicRelief Bobby]], and [[NoNameGiven Beret Girl]]. Bobby tries to use a pick-up line on Beret Girl, and she rejects him [[BrutalHonesty as bluntly as possible]], only to start flirting with PJ, whom she asks out after he basically says "[[InsecureLoveInterest no one would ever notice someone]] who looks like [[FatBestFriend me]]" (but in such a way that it manages to [[HiddenDepths surprise both of his friends]]). Bobby is not too pleased about this. But PJ is, enough to go through major CharacterDevelopment.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AnExtremelyGoofyMovie'' has one in In Film/TheQuietEarth between Api, Joanne and Zac. They ''are'' the form of [[ShrinkingViolet PJ]], [[PluckyComicRelief Bobby]], and [[NoNameGiven Beret Girl]]. Bobby tries to use a pick-up line on Beret Girl, and she rejects him [[BrutalHonesty as bluntly as possible]], only to start flirting with PJ, whom she asks out after he basically says "[[InsecureLoveInterest no one would ever notice someone]] who looks like [[FatBestFriend me]]" (but in such a way that it manages to [[HiddenDepths surprise both of his friends]]). Bobby is known people left, so it's not too pleased about this. But PJ is, enough to go through major CharacterDevelopment.surprising.



* In Film/TheQuietEarth between Api, Joanne and Zac. They ''are'' the only known people left, so it's not surprising.

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* In Film/TheQuietEarth between Api, Joanne and Zac. They ''are'' ''Film/TopHat'': Jerry loves Dale, who also has Alberto madly in love with her. Dale believes that Jerry is the only known people left, so it's not surprising.husband of her best friend, but slowly finds herself falling for him.



* In ''Film/LastVegas'', Billy and Paddy both loved Sophie. She ended up marrying Paddy after [[spoiler:initially choosing Billy, who told her that she belonged with Paddy.]] A year after her death, when the movie takes place, Billy and Paddy again end up falling for the same woman, [[spoiler:and again, Billy tries to be selfless, but this time, Paddy won't let him and insists that Billy pursue his own happiness.]]
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