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11th Nov '17 9:47:33 AM Piterpicher
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* A famous example in ''Film/ThePelicanBrief''. There was supposed to be a romance between leads DenzelWashington and JuliaRoberts, because that's what happens in the book. But because of [[UnfortunateImplications backlash when the rumors of a lovemaking scene got out]], the scene was cut from the final film, as well as any romantic overtones. Instead, the film ends with them being friends.

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* A famous example in ''Film/ThePelicanBrief''. There was supposed to be a romance between leads DenzelWashington Creator/DenzelWashington and JuliaRoberts, Creator/JuliaRoberts, because that's what happens in the book. But because of [[UnfortunateImplications backlash when the rumors of a lovemaking scene got out]], the scene was cut from the final film, as well as any romantic overtones. Instead, the film ends with them being friends.
10th Nov '17 7:14:31 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' was written with no romance in mind at all. In an interview, the director specifically stated that he considered the political and symbolic relationship between the show's two leads more important than any potential romance; he also said "I can't write boy-girl romance", putting him in the same boat as Creator/AkiraToriyama. Despite that, there are some rather obvious romantic overtones in the Duo/Hilde relationship, and [[spoiler:Heero and Relena even actually do share a kiss in the only canonical manga spin-off]]. The most seriously built up romantic connection, in the sense that it would be really cruel to take these two apart, and they build an emotional link and seem to fit together and all that, is Trowa and Quatre. It doesn't have to be sexual, but it's sure as hell romantic.
** As an aside, despite the director's statements, the same interview had him saying that just because he can't and didn't wrote romantic elements into the series doesn't mean they don't exist. He even said that he could easily see Heero and Relena becoming a couple somewhere down the line when their lives aren't quite so hectic. [[spoiler:Which is exactly what happens at the end of the sequel novel ''Frozen Teardrop''.]]

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* ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing Gundam Wing]]'' was written with no romance in mind at all. In an interview, the director specifically stated that he considered the political and symbolic relationship between the show's two leads more important than any potential romance; he also said "I can't write boy-girl romance", putting him in the same boat as Creator/AkiraToriyama. Despite that, there are some rather obvious romantic overtones in the Duo/Hilde relationship, and [[spoiler:Heero and Relena even actually do share a kiss in the only canonical manga spin-off]]. The most seriously built up romantic connection, in the sense that it would be really cruel to take these two apart, and they build an emotional link and seem to fit together and all that, is Trowa and Quatre. It doesn't have to be sexual, but it's sure as hell romantic.
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romantic. As an aside, despite the director's statements, the same interview had him saying that just because he can't and didn't wrote romantic elements into the series doesn't mean they don't exist. He even said that he could easily see Heero and Relena becoming a couple somewhere down the line when their lives aren't quite so hectic. [[spoiler:Which is exactly what happens at the end of the sequel novel ''Frozen Teardrop''.]]



* In one of the [[WordofGod author freetalk sections]] in the first volume of ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'', the author mentions that she wanted to "make a supernatural manga without much of a romantic element".

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* In one of the [[WordofGod [[WordOfGod author freetalk sections]] in the first volume of ''Manga/NatsumesBookOfFriends'', the author mentions that she wanted to "make a supernatural manga without much of a romantic element".



* As for ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' itself, an official relationship chart states that all the relationships between the current main characters are platonic with the exception of a single one-sided crush and ''the'' one couple whose romance was the major focus of their arc(s).

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* As for ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' itself, an official relationship chart states that all the relationships between the current main characters are platonic with the exception of a single one-sided crush and ''the'' one couple whose romance was the major focus of their arc(s). ShipTease abounds but {{Official Couple}}s do not.



* Despite being a melodramatic shoujo series, ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'''s director found {{Shipping}} an annoyingly common PlotTumor; many of the relationships in the show are either ambiguously complicated if not morally uncomfortable. TheMovie, in contrast, has just enough time crunch to [[LesYay give the fans what they want]] for the lead characters.

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* Despite being a melodramatic shoujo series, ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'''s director found {{Shipping}} an annoyingly common PlotTumor; many of the relationships in the show are either ambiguously complicated if not morally uncomfortable. TheMovie, in contrast, has just enough time crunch to [[LesYay [[SchoolgirlLesbians give the fans what they want]] for the lead characters.


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* Despite taking place in high school, ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is devoid of romance and romance is mentioned very little. The only character in a relationship is Mr. Kimura, who has a wife and daughter.
4th Nov '17 11:10:02 AM Zarius
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* ''WesternAnimation/MarvelsSpiderMan'' takes cues from ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' in not having Peter getting into a relationship or even implying one with either Anya Corazon or Gwen Stacy.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MarvelsSpiderMan'' takes cues from ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' in not having Peter getting into a relationship or even implying one with either Anya Corazon or Gwen Stacy. Stacy, though there are hints that his Aunt and her friend Anna Watson are trying to set him up with Anna's niece, a certain iconic red head...
3rd Nov '17 9:31:50 PM nanakiro
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* Despite the [[Anime/TheIdolmaster previous]] [[Anime/TheIdolmasterCinderellaGirls two]] anime having a few of their characters with at least a crush on their opposite-sex Producer, ''Anime/TheIdolmasterSideM'' decides to go with a male one to match the idols and decidedly plays his relationship with them as a professional one with no ShipTease at all.
1st Nov '17 9:15:52 AM nighttrainfm
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** This became a bit of a ChekhovsGun in Moffat's run of the new series, since the Doctor still firmly believed that "no hanky-panky in the TARDIS" was still effective. He gave his companions bunk beds and everything. Amy and Rory (who by this point were married, it should be noted) didn't listen ''at all'', and discovered that hanky-panky in the TARDIS while it's in the Time Vortex can result in [[HalfHumanHybrid some very unexpected side effects]]. The Doctor's face when he realises that ''they shagged in his TARDIS'' is absolutely priceless.

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** This became a bit of a ChekhovsGun in Moffat's run of the new series, revival, since the Doctor still firmly believed that "no hanky-panky in the TARDIS" was still effective. He gave his companions bunk beds and everything. Amy and Rory (who by this point were married, it should be noted) didn't listen ''at all'', and discovered that hanky-panky in the TARDIS while it's in the Time Vortex can result in [[HalfHumanHybrid some very unexpected side effects]]. The Doctor's face when he realises that ''they shagged in his TARDIS'' is absolutely priceless.
12th Oct '17 9:17:32 AM elenaisabel722
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* According to Craig Gerber, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' , Elena will not get into a relationship with any of her friends, focusing instead on strengthening their relationships as really good friends. This also applies to his other show, ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' , with the little romance that's shown is either for side characters or parents, or played for quick gags if involving main characters .

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* According to Craig Gerber, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' , Elena will not get into a relationship with any of her friends, focusing instead on strengthening their relationships as really good friends. This also applies to his other show, ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' , with the little romance that's shown is being either for side characters or parents, or played for quick gags if involving main characters .


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* ''WesternAnimation/MarvelsSpiderMan'' takes cues from ''WesternAnimation/UltimateSpiderMan'' in not having Peter getting into a relationship or even implying one with either Anya Corazon or Gwen Stacy.
12th Oct '17 9:13:41 AM elenaisabel722
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* According to Craig Gerber, the creator of ''WesternAnimation/ElenaOfAvalor'' , Elena will not get into a relationship with any of her friends, focusing instead on strengthening their relationships as really good friends. This also applies to his other show, ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'' , with the little romance that's shown is either for side characters or parents, or played for quick gags if involving main characters .
* In ''WesternAnimation/Ducktales2017'' , series co-developer Francisco Angones has said that Webby will not get into a relationship with any of Donald's nephews or vice versa. They're just really good friends who treat her like the fourth triplet on their adventures.
7th Oct '17 7:14:34 AM FarSider
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime it seems like the only couples allowed consist of minor characters. None of the main characters are in relationships, and the only ones who seems to want to be are Brock and later Serena. Ash is a ChickMagnet but is ObliviousToLove. Not even the Pokemon themselves get much romance, despite breeding being a thing in the games and being present in other adaptations like ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. Although, since [[KidHero almost none of them have hit puberty yet]], this kind of makes sense. However, in the original soundtrack, "2.B.A. Master", there is a love song which implies that Misty has very strong feelings for Ash; it was added in by 4kids however the original Japanese anime had ShipTease between Satoshi and Kasumi too, though it's never been confirmed as anything concrete. A few [[ShippingGoggles popularly-agreed]] "exceptions" exist though. Ash was kissed by two movie-only characters (Melody and Latias) and in-series [[spoiler:Serena]] was implied to have kissed him as well in the final episode of ''XY&Z''. Even then, the camera pans away from their faces so it's unknown if it was on the lips or just on a cheek.

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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime it seems like the only couples allowed consist of minor characters. None of the main characters are in relationships, and the only ones who seems to want to be are Brock and later Serena. Ash is a ChickMagnet but is ObliviousToLove. Not even the Pokemon themselves get much romance, despite breeding being a thing in the games and being present in other adaptations like ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. Although, since [[KidHero almost none of them have hit puberty yet]], this kind of makes sense. However, in the original soundtrack, "2.B.A. Master", there is a love song which implies that Misty has very strong feelings for Ash; it was added in by 4kids however the original Japanese anime had ShipTease between Satoshi and Kasumi too, though it's never been confirmed as anything concrete. A few [[ShippingGoggles popularly-agreed]] "exceptions" exist though. exist: Ash was kissed by two movie-only characters (Melody and Latias) and in-series [[spoiler:Serena]] was implied to have kissed him as well in the final episode of ''XY&Z''. Even then, for the last one the camera [[KissingDiscretionShot pans away away]] from their faces so it's unknown if it was on the lips or just on a cheek.
7th Oct '17 7:12:17 AM FarSider
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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime it seems like the only couples allowed consist of minor characters. None of the main characters are in relationships, and the only ones who seems to want to be are Brock and later Serena. Ash is a ChickMagnet but is ObliviousToLove. Not even the Pokemon themselves get much romance, despite breeding being a thing in the games and being present in other adaptations like ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. Although, since [[KidHero almost none of them have hit puberty yet]], this kind of makes sense. However, in the original soundtrack, "2 B. A. Master", there is a love song which implies that Misty has very strong feelings for Ash; it was added in by 4kids however the original Japanese anime had ShipTease between Satoshi and Kasumi too, though it's never been confirmed as anything concrete. A few [[ShippingGoggles popularly-agreed]] "exceptions" exist though. Ash was kissed by two movie-only characters (Latias and Melody) and in-series [[spoiler:Serena]] was implied to have kissed him in the final episode of ''XY&Z''. Although even then, the camera pans away from their faces so it's unknown if it was a lip kiss, cheek kiss, or maybe even they didn't kiss.
* As for ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' itself, an official relationship chart states that all the relationships between the current 21 main characters are platonic with the exception of a single one-sided crush and ''the'' one couple whose romance was the major focus of their arc(s).

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* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime it seems like the only couples allowed consist of minor characters. None of the main characters are in relationships, and the only ones who seems to want to be are Brock and later Serena. Ash is a ChickMagnet but is ObliviousToLove. Not even the Pokemon themselves get much romance, despite breeding being a thing in the games and being present in other adaptations like ''Manga/PokemonAdventures''. Although, since [[KidHero almost none of them have hit puberty yet]], this kind of makes sense. However, in the original soundtrack, "2 B. "2.B.A. Master", there is a love song which implies that Misty has very strong feelings for Ash; it was added in by 4kids however the original Japanese anime had ShipTease between Satoshi and Kasumi too, though it's never been confirmed as anything concrete. A few [[ShippingGoggles popularly-agreed]] "exceptions" exist though. Ash was kissed by two movie-only characters (Latias (Melody and Melody) Latias) and in-series [[spoiler:Serena]] was implied to have kissed him as well in the final episode of ''XY&Z''. Although even Even then, the camera pans away from their faces so it's unknown if it was a lip kiss, cheek kiss, on the lips or maybe even they didn't kiss.
just on a cheek.
* As for ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'' itself, an official relationship chart states that all the relationships between the current 21 main characters are platonic with the exception of a single one-sided crush and ''the'' one couple whose romance was the major focus of their arc(s).
25th Sep '17 4:22:33 PM N1KF
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** Link and Zelda never have anything past friends/close acquaintances with each other, although some games will tease with Zelda showing some sort of feelings for Link (but never anything beyond it). The ending of ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' has Link and Zelda holding hands with Zelda possibly giving Link a kiss behind the curtains as it drops down, but it's never confirmed for sure. In most of the 3D installments, there'll always be a few female [=NPCs=] that will fawn over Link while Link himself doesn't show any interest in the girls. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' Illia and Link are implied to have feelings but it doesn't go anywhere explict. Similarly, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' ship teases Link and Zelda terribly but they're not presented as anything but close friends officially.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' comes close to bucking the trend with [[spoiler: Mipha]] who was not only Link's childhood friend, but she also loved him so deeply that she crafted a special armor made for his size and planned to give it to him as a marriage proposal. It is not shown whether or not Link was also in love and the answer can never be explored due to [[spoiler: Mipha being killed by Waterblight Ganon]].
** ''Breath of the Wild'' was also the first game to confirm in words that the series titular princess, Princess Zelda, had some romantic feelings for Link. She's revealed to have rejected the advances of [[spoiler: Kass's unnamed teacher]] on account of "only having eyes for her appointed knight", and it's stated that her sealing power was awakened [[spoiler: through her love and need to protect Link]]. It's even implied that she was going to ask the Great Deku Tree to pass on her LoveConfession to Link once he returned for the Master Sword--though the Great Deku Tree [[AbortedDeclarationOfLove cut her off]] to tell her it would sound better coming from her instead. However, much like with Mipha, his feelings are never confirmed and it's left open-ended whether or not the two of them ever become a couple after the end, meaning the trope is still very much in effect.

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** Link and Zelda never have anything past friends/close acquaintances with each other, although some games will tease with Zelda showing some sort of feelings for Link (but never anything beyond it). The ending of ''VideoGame/ZeldaIITheAdventureOfLink'' has Link and Zelda holding hands with Zelda [[KissingDiscretionShot possibly giving Link a kiss behind the curtains as it drops down, down]], but it's never confirmed for sure. In most of the 3D installments, there'll always be a few female [=NPCs=] that will fawn over Link while Link himself doesn't show any interest in the girls. In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' Illia and Link are implied to have feelings but it doesn't go anywhere explict. Similarly, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' ship teases Link and Zelda terribly but they're not presented as anything but close friends officially.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' comes close to bucking the trend with trend:
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[[spoiler: Mipha]] who was not only Link's childhood friend, but she also loved him so deeply that she crafted a special armor made for his size and planned to give it to him as a marriage proposal. It is not shown whether or not Link was also in love and the answer can never be explored due to [[spoiler: Mipha being killed by Waterblight Ganon]].
** ''Breath of the Wild'' *** This was also the first game to confirm in words that the series titular princess, Princess Zelda, had some romantic feelings for Link. She's revealed to have rejected the advances of [[spoiler: Kass's unnamed teacher]] on account of "only having eyes for her appointed knight", and it's stated that her sealing power was awakened [[spoiler: through her love and need to protect Link]]. It's even implied that she was going to ask the Great Deku Tree to pass on her LoveConfession to Link once he returned for the Master Sword--though the Great Deku Tree [[AbortedDeclarationOfLove cut her off]] to tell her it would sound better coming from her instead. However, much like with Mipha, his feelings are never confirmed and it's left open-ended whether or not the two of them ever become a couple after the end, meaning the trope is still very much in effect.



* Creator/CraigMcCracken seems to prefer this rule for ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', and ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'', with the closest exceptions being one-sided (e.g. [[{{Yandere}} Berry]] in ''Foster's'') or ending badly (e.g. [[StrangledByTheRedString The Professor and Ms Keane]] in ''PPG''). Subverted with ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'', which didn't have [=McCracken=]'s involvement and gives Blossom a SatelliteLoveInterest.

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* Creator/CraigMcCracken seems to prefer this rule for ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'', ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'', and ''WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder'', with the closest exceptions being one-sided (e.g. [[{{Yandere}} Berry]] in ''Foster's'') ''Foster's'' and [[spoiler:Lord Hater]] in ''[=WoY=]'') or ending badly (e.g. [[StrangledByTheRedString The Professor and Ms Keane]] in ''PPG''). Subverted with ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'', which didn't have [=McCracken=]'s involvement and gives Blossom a SatelliteLoveInterest.



** [[WordOfGod Lauren Faust specifically noted]] that ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' was not a show which would contain romance of any kind for the [[FanNickname mane cast]]. Despite this, Rarity is initially attracted to [[PrinceCharmless Prince Blueblood]] (she got over ''that'' quickly though) and Spike has a PrecociousCrush on Rarity herself. All other romantic scenarios happen to minor or less recurring characters, so there is still a [[ValentinesDayEpisodes Valentines' Day]] episode, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed A Friend In Deed]]" has Cranky and Matilda, and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Wedding]]" is about the wedding between Princess Cadance and Shining Armor.

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** [[WordOfGod Lauren Faust specifically noted]] that ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' was not a show which would contain romance of any kind for the [[FanNickname mane cast]]. Despite this, Rarity is initially attracted to [[PrinceCharmless Prince Blueblood]] (she got over ''that'' quickly though) and Spike has a PrecociousCrush on Rarity herself. All other romantic scenarios happen to minor or less recurring characters, so there is still a [[ValentinesDayEpisodes Valentines' Day]] episode, ValentinesDayEpisodes, "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed A Friend In Deed]]" has Cranky and Matilda, and "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E25ACanterlotWeddingPart1 A Canterlot]] [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 Wedding]]" is about the wedding between Princess Cadance and Shining Armor.


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