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3rd May '16 12:34:30 PM Piando
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* Most couples in ''Anime/DragonBall'' are this, and yet are still HappilyMarried. A major factor in this is that the series never shows any actual dating or courtship, only their lives after they get married (Toriyama was actually convinced he couldn't write a good romance so he skipped over it). Here's a list:

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* Most couples in ''Anime/DragonBall'' ''Anime/DragonBallZ'' are this, and yet are still HappilyMarried. A major factor in this is that the series never shows any actual dating or courtship, only their lives after they get married (Toriyama was actually convinced he couldn't write a good romance so he skipped over it). Here's a list:



** Krillin and Android 18: A short, noseless DoggedNiceGuy with a [[ButtMonkey bad tendency]] to get [[DeathIsCheap horribly killed]] and a sarcastic, cold woman who was initially an evil {{Cyborg}}. (In fact, most would say that 18 never really stopped being evil, but is just a lot ''less'' so now than she used to be.) They got married, had a daughter and are [[HappilyMarried still together]]. In fact, she went on a rather violent - and emotional - RoaringRampageOfRevenge in one arc in ''Anime/DragonballGT'' where he was killed. (He got better, [[DeathIsCheap as is often the case in this franchise.]])

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** Krillin and Android 18: A short, noseless DoggedNiceGuy with a [[ButtMonkey bad tendency]] to get [[DeathIsCheap horribly killed]] and a sarcastic, cold woman who was initially an evil {{Cyborg}}. (In fact, most would say that 18 never really stopped being evil, but is just a lot ''less'' so now than she used to be.) They got married, had a daughter and are [[HappilyMarried still together]]. In fact, she went on a rather violent - and emotional - RoaringRampageOfRevenge in one arc in ''Anime/DragonballGT'' ''Anime/DragonBallGT'' where he was killed. (He got better, [[DeathIsCheap as is often the case in this franchise.]])



* Olive and Arthur in ''OnTheBuses''. She's plain and dull, he's pompous and rude. It's also hinted their love life isn't up to much. Luckily for the viewer, their discontent is good comedy fodder.

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* Olive and Arthur in ''OnTheBuses''.''Series/OnTheBuses''. She's plain and dull, he's pompous and rude. It's also hinted their love life isn't up to much. Luckily for the viewer, their discontent is good comedy fodder.



* Both couples in ''RabCNesbitt''. Rab and Mary-Doll got their share of AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moments. Ella Cotter, on the other hand, only seemed to stay with Jamesie because leaving would be letting him off easy (why ''he'' stayed wasn't at all clear).

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* Both couples in ''RabCNesbitt''.''Series/RabCNesbitt''. Rab and Mary-Doll got their share of AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther moments. Ella Cotter, on the other hand, only seemed to stay with Jamesie because leaving would be letting him off easy (why ''he'' stayed wasn't at all clear).



*** Actually, all of the rival couples in HarvestMoonDS and [[DistaffCounterpart Cute]] end up questioning the marriage and being unhappy in it, except for one: Nami and Gustafa, who seem perfectly happy in their marriage, finding someone who enjoyes travel and their alone time, but both loving the valley enough to stay.

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*** Actually, all of the rival couples in HarvestMoonDS VidoeGame/HarvestMoonDS and [[DistaffCounterpart Cute]] end up questioning the marriage and being unhappy in it, except for one: Nami and Gustafa, who seem perfectly happy in their marriage, finding someone who enjoyes travel and their alone time, but both loving the valley enough to stay.



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* Though they're not married, WebAnimation/HomestarRunner's titular character and Marzipan. Marzipan considers their relationship to be entirely up to her, breaks up and makes up at the drop of a hat, and seems to genuinely prefer the company of several of the other male characters over Homestar's, and it seems like the only reason she enjoys having him around is to make herself feel smarter. Homestar, for his part, is air-headed enough to honestly think "Go away, stupid" means the same thing as "hello, Marzipan" and is either apathetic or happy when Marzipan announces they're breaking up. At the same time, he does seem to genuinely enjoy her company. The couple's dysfunction can be seen in how they [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/deck.html consider each other]] [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/qualitytime.html via cardboard proxy]].
* [[TheDitz Caboose]] from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', in a platonic example, believes himself to be [[{{Jerkass}} Church's]] best friend. While Church has several PetTheDog moments when it comes to Caboose (he lets out a BigNo when he is supposedly killed, for example), his default position is complete and utter loathing for the Blue Team's rookie.
-->'''Caboose:''' Hey, Church! Happy Valentine's --
-->'''Church:''' GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM ME!
** Of course, given the nature of relationships on ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', [[TheDitz Caboose]] probably ''is'' [[{{Jerkass}} Church's]] best friend.
** Same thing with Grif and Simmons. They have absolutely nothing in common yet they remain best friends.
** On the romance side of things, nobody really gets why Church and Tex like each other. She's mean, punches people in their sleep, and openly enjoys her job of killing people ("I think it's important to like what you do."), while he's an angry, narcissistic jerk. Even understanding where they came from doesn't really explain why they ''still'' care for each other. Church in Season 10 does admit he has a fetish for women with quick tempers, so that might be a factor.
*** Because, as the CerebusRetcon in the Recollection Saga reveals, [[spoiler:both of them are AI's, and the care they have for one another is ''literally rooted into their programming'', regardless of whether they actually like each other or not. Church was created by copying the mind of the director of the Freelancer program. Somewhere along the line, his memories of "his" dead wife Allison split off to become a second AI - Tex. Tex found out about all of this prior to the start of the series, but Church had repressed and split off his memories because of the mental and emotional trauma he had been subjected to as part of the director's attempts to replicate the incident that produced Tex.]]
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* Though they're not married, WebAnimation/HomestarRunner's titular character and Marzipan. Marzipan considers their relationship to be entirely up to her, breaks up and makes up at the drop of a hat, and seems to genuinely prefer the company of several of the other male characters over Homestar's, and it seems like the only reason she enjoys having him around is to make herself feel smarter. Homestar, for his part, is air-headed enough to honestly think "Go away, stupid" means the same thing as "hello, Marzipan" and is either apathetic or happy when Marzipan announces they're breaking up. At the same time, he does seem to genuinely enjoy her company. The couple's dysfunction can be seen in how they [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/deck.html consider each other]] [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/qualitytime.html via cardboard proxy]].
* [[TheDitz Caboose]] from ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', in a platonic example, believes himself to be [[{{Jerkass}} Church's]] best friend. While Church has several PetTheDog moments when it comes to Caboose (he lets out a BigNo when he is supposedly killed, for example), his default position is complete and utter loathing for the Blue Team's rookie.
-->'''Caboose:''' Hey, Church! Happy Valentine's --
-->'''Church:''' GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM ME!
** Of course, given the nature of relationships on ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', [[TheDitz Caboose]] probably ''is'' [[{{Jerkass}} Church's]] best friend.
** Same thing with Grif and Simmons. They have absolutely nothing in common yet they remain best friends.
** On the romance side of things, nobody really gets why Church and Tex like each other. She's mean, punches people in their sleep, and openly enjoys her job of killing people ("I think it's important to like what you do."), while he's an angry, narcissistic jerk. Even understanding where they came from doesn't really explain why they ''still'' care for each other. Church in Season 10 does admit he has a fetish for women with quick tempers, so that might be a factor.
*** Because, as the CerebusRetcon in the Recollection Saga reveals, [[spoiler:both of them are AI's, and the care they have for one another is ''literally rooted into their programming'', regardless of whether they actually like each other or not. Church was created by copying the mind of the director of the Freelancer program. Somewhere along the line, his memories of "his" dead wife Allison split off to become a second AI - Tex. Tex found out about all of this prior to the start of the series, but Church had repressed and split off his memories because of the mental and emotional trauma he had been subjected to as part of the director's attempts to replicate the incident that produced Tex.]]
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2nd May '16 5:30:18 PM AdamC
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** Bob and Midge could be seen as a Deconstruction of this trope as far as sitcoms go; the pair usually keep a friendly, cheery outlook on things in spite of it being clear to everyone their marriage is ''not'' a healthy one. Bob is self-centered and superficial, Midge is a BrainlessBeauty. They stay together in spite of everyone seeing the marriage is doomed, all their attempts to fix it are openly viewed as idiotic and futile, and their sham of a romance is having some very negative effects on their daughter. They eventually divorce, and it's ultimately seen by everyone as for the best.



* People have been saying this about [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit and Miss Piggy]] for decades. This may be why they broke up in ''Series/TheMuppets''. However, Kermit is also seen dating a new pig named Denise on that show and admits he HasAType for pigs, which might explain why it took so long for them to go through with it.

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* People have been saying this about [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit and Miss Piggy]] for decades. Their relationship was always portrayed as strained; she twice attempted to ''trick'' Kermit into marrying her, and once after she intentionally spread a number of false rumors about their relationship Kermit actually had her fired. This may be why they broke up in ''Series/TheMuppets''. However, Kermit is also seen dating a new pig named Denise on that show and admits he HasAType for pigs, which might explain why it took so long for them to go through with it.
16th Apr '16 12:12:53 PM Eievie
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->''"I'm sure you're familiar with love songs on the order of 'He's just my Bill', '... my man', '... my Joe', '... my Max', and so on, where the girl who sings them tells you that, although the man she loves is antisocial, alcoholic, physically repulsive, or just plain unsanitary, that, nevertheless, she is his because he is hers, or something like that."''

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->''"I'm ->''I'm sure you're familiar with love songs on the order of 'He's "He's just my Bill', '... my man', '... my Bill", "ůmy man", "ůmy Joe', '... my Max', "ůmy Max", and so on, where the girl who sings them tells you that, although the man she loves is antisocial, alcoholic, physically repulsive, or just plain unsanitary, that, nevertheless, she is his because he is hers, or something like that."''''
11th Apr '16 1:11:43 PM Morgenthaler
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* Lord and Lady Everglot from ''WesternAnimation/CorpseBride'' get along quite well, but it's painfully obvious they do not love each other. They don't even like each other, and are quite open about it. They both insist that liking one's spouse has nothing whatsoever to do with marriage.
-->'''Lady Everglot''': Hah! As if that has anything to do with marriage. Do you suppose your father and I "like" each other?
-->'''Victoria''': Surely you must... a little?
-->'''Lord and Lady Everglot''': ''Of course not!''
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* Lord and Lady Everglot from Film/CorpseBride get along quite well, but it's painfully obvious they do not love each other. They don't even like each other, and are quite open about it. They both insist that liking one's spouse has nothing whatsoever to do with marriage.
-->'''Lady Everglot''': Hah! As if that has anything to do with marriage. Do you suppose your father and I "like" each other?
-->'''Victoria''': Surely you must... a little?
-->'''Lord and Lady Everglot''': ''Of course not!''
** That being said, they're both pretty compatible people, being snobby elitist JerkAss aristocrats.
11th Apr '16 1:10:06 PM Morgenthaler
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11th Apr '16 12:00:35 PM Morgenthaler
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* In Steven Erikson's ''{{Malazan Book of the Fallen}}'', Iskaral Pust and his wife Mogora seem to hate each other with great passion.

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* In Steven Erikson's ''{{Malazan ''Literature/{{Malazan Book of the Fallen}}'', Iskaral Pust and his wife Mogora seem to hate each other with great passion.
10th Mar '16 12:28:44 PM GrammarNavi
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* Vikus and Solovet in ''TheUnderlandChronicles'': she's a ruthless general willing to resort to almost any tactic to win, he's a pacifist at heart who always tries the diplomatic option first. When Gregor comments on how odd it is that they are married, Vikus admits it has always been somewhat of a puzzle to them as well.

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* Vikus and Solovet in ''TheUnderlandChronicles'': ''Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles'': she's a ruthless general willing to resort to almost any tactic to win, he's a pacifist at heart who always tries the diplomatic option first. When Gregor comments on how odd it is that they are married, Vikus admits it has always been somewhat of a puzzle to them as well.
26th Jan '16 4:37:22 AM Adept
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* Mink's parents on ''DragonHalf''. Rouce used to be a famous knight, but with age has become a coward and a skirt-chaser. He is repeatedly caught in his infidelity by his wife Mana, which frequently gets him hurt. Considering that she's [[OurDragonsAreDifferent a red dragon]], one would think he'd know better...

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* Mink's parents on ''DragonHalf''.''Manga/DragonHalf''. Rouce used to be a famous knight, but with age has become a coward and a skirt-chaser. He is repeatedly caught in his infidelity by his wife Mana, which frequently gets him hurt. Considering that she's [[OurDragonsAreDifferent a red dragon]], one would think he'd know better...
12th Jan '16 6:24:56 PM Jacob175
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* Ataru's parents on ''UruseiYatsura,'' although it's implied that their relationship is a bit on the rocks (to the point where we see Ataru's mother threatening to leave a few times...not to mention the time she openly tried to seduce Rei)

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* Ataru's parents on ''UruseiYatsura,'' ''Manga/UruseiYatsura,'' although it's implied that their relationship is a bit on the rocks (to the point where we see Ataru's mother threatening to leave a few times...not to mention the time she openly tried to seduce Rei)



* [[GenreSavvy Konata Izumi]] from ''LuckyStar'' had a problem understanding why her [[PosthumousCharacter late]] mom Kanata married her ''[[DirtyOldMan Dirty Old]] {{Otaku}} with a [[{{lolicon}} Lolita Complex]][[note]] Kanata, like Konata, looked as if she stopped growing in the early teens,[[/note]]'' dad Soujirou. It turned out to be a subversion of this trope, though, as Kanata genuinely felt Soujirou's love to her.

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* [[GenreSavvy Konata Izumi]] from ''LuckyStar'' ''Manga/LuckyStar'' had a problem understanding why her [[PosthumousCharacter late]] mom Kanata married her ''[[DirtyOldMan Dirty Old]] {{Otaku}} with a [[{{lolicon}} Lolita Complex]][[note]] Kanata, like Konata, looked as if she stopped growing in the early teens,[[/note]]'' dad Soujirou. It turned out to be a subversion of this trope, though, as Kanata genuinely felt Soujirou's love to her.



* ''MarriedWithChildren'': Al and Peg are a textbook example of this trope. They verbally stated that they couldn't stand each other, and it's a wonder they didn't kill each other by the end of the show's run. (Despite this, Al never actually cheated on Peg, and was known to react violently towards anyone who made a pass at her. Peg acted the same way towards almost anyone who had feelings for Al.)

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* ''MarriedWithChildren'': ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'': Al and Peg are a textbook example of this trope. They verbally stated that they couldn't stand each other, and it's a wonder they didn't kill each other by the end of the show's run. (Despite this, Al never actually cheated on Peg, and was known to react violently towards anyone who made a pass at her. Peg acted the same way towards almost anyone who had feelings for Al.)



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* People have been saying this about [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit and Miss Piggy]] for decades.

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* People have been saying this about [[Franchise/TheMuppets Kermit and Miss Piggy]] for decades.
decades. This may be why they broke up in ''Series/TheMuppets''. However, Kermit is also seen dating a new pig named Denise on that show and admits he HasAType for pigs, which might explain why it took so long for them to go through with it.



* Given the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters extremely vast cast]] of the ''HarvestMoon'' series, it's inevitable that some characters would fall into this. What makes it more peculiar is that some of these are rival couples--meaning they woo each other and get married ''over the course of the game.'' And then go right to never getting along.

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* Given the [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters extremely vast cast]] of the ''HarvestMoon'' ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'' series, it's inevitable that some characters would fall into this. What makes it more peculiar is that some of these are rival couples--meaning they woo each other and get married ''over the course of the game.'' And then go right to never getting along.



* In ''WarioWare'', for reasons unknown to all but the Star Spirits themselves, Mona thinks Wario is really cool and is hinted to be attracted to him. For reference, she's a cute, attractive, cheerful FieryRedhead, and he's greedy, ugly, overweight, amoral, CorruptCorporateExecutive whose breath always smells like garlic. For her part, [[BadassOnPaper Wario]] is a treasure hunter who's earned his wealth battling beasties and saving the world.

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* In ''WarioWare'', ''VideGame/WarioWare'', for reasons unknown to all but the Star Spirits themselves, Mona thinks Wario is really cool and is hinted to be attracted to him. For reference, she's a cute, attractive, cheerful FieryRedhead, and he's greedy, ugly, overweight, amoral, CorruptCorporateExecutive whose breath always smells like garlic. For her part, [[BadassOnPaper Wario]] is a treasure hunter who's earned his wealth battling beasties and saving the world.



* Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''. Sam, though he loves Liberty, has a serious case of ItsAllAboutMe and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-05-05 since he was a kid]] has ignore Liberty's opinion on matters like imperialism and explotation of others, showed in Sinfest as [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-05-05 porn]]. Liberty tried to talk about it but she was [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-06-03 rebuffed]]. Now Sam crossed the line and tries to get Liberty into joining him [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-05-02 in porn sex]] and Liberty has become a LoveMartyr to her {{Jerkass}} husband.

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* Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty in ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}''. Sam, though he loves Liberty, has a serious case of ItsAllAboutMe and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-05-05 since he was a kid]] has ignore Liberty's opinion on matters like imperialism and explotation exploitation of others, showed in Sinfest as [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-05-05 porn]]. Liberty tried to talk about it but she was [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-06-03 rebuffed]]. Now Sam crossed the line and tries to get Liberty into joining him [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2013-05-02 in porn sex]] and Liberty has become a LoveMartyr to her {{Jerkass}} husband.



** On the romance side of things, nobody really gets why Church and Tex like each other. She's mean, punches people in their sleep, and openly enjoys her job of killing people ("I think it's important to like what you do."), while he's an angry, narcissistic jerk. Even understanding where they came from doesn't really explain why they ''still'' care for each other.

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** On the romance side of things, nobody really gets why Church and Tex like each other. She's mean, punches people in their sleep, and openly enjoys her job of killing people ("I think it's important to like what you do."), while he's an angry, narcissistic jerk. Even understanding where they came from doesn't really explain why they ''still'' care for each other. Church in Season 10 does admit he has a fetish for women with quick tempers, so that might be a factor.



* Fred and Wilma Flintstone in ''TheFlintstones''. The (alliterative) BetaCouple Barney and Betty, however, are quite HappilyMarried. Subverted in one of the movies, though, where Fred ''had'' to fight to get Wilma's favor back during a vacation trip where he was just this close to losing her. It's implied that Wilma ''likes'' the [[JerkWithAHeartOFGold clumsy yet good-hearted oaf]] (judging from his really awkward love letter he gave her in high school) that Fred is.

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* Fred and Wilma Flintstone in ''TheFlintstones''.''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones''. The (alliterative) BetaCouple Barney and Betty, however, are quite HappilyMarried. Subverted in one of the movies, though, where Fred ''had'' to fight to get Wilma's favor back during a vacation trip where he was just this close to losing her. It's implied that Wilma ''likes'' the [[JerkWithAHeartOFGold clumsy yet good-hearted oaf]] (judging from his really awkward love letter he gave her in high school) that Fred is.



* Holly and Peter from ''{{Scruff}}''. One can only wonder how Holly can put up with an airhead like Peter. Also, Sanda and Truffles, who is known for his hacking cough.
* On ''{{Daria}}'', the entire Morgendorffer and Barksdale family seem to agree that Daria's aunt Rita suffers from this trope.

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* Holly and Peter from ''{{Scruff}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Scruff}}''. One can only wonder how Holly can put up with an airhead like Peter. Also, Sanda and Truffles, who is known for his hacking cough.
* On ''{{Daria}}'', ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'', the entire Morgendorffer and Barksdale family seem to agree that Daria's aunt Rita suffers from this trope.
27th Nov '15 7:48:28 PM nombretomado
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* Stephen Stills and his on-again, off-again girlfriend Julie in ''ScottPilgrim''. She spends nearly the entire fourth book complaining about him, his band and generally being crabby, and by the fifth book, they've broken up. ''Again.''

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* Stephen Stills and his on-again, off-again girlfriend Julie in ''ScottPilgrim''.''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''. She spends nearly the entire fourth book complaining about him, his band and generally being crabby, and by the fifth book, they've broken up. ''Again.''
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