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19th Aug '17 3:37:20 PM rjd1922
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* English dubbing of anime, especially those targeted at younger demographics, at times tends to remove or change overtly romantic-sounding dialog with something more [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship related]]. For example, in the Japanese dub of ''[[Anime/{{Bakugan}} Bakugan Battle Brawlers]]'' Runo repeatedly screams that she's in love with Dan and is finally comfortable with admitting it as part of a plot point, which was changed to a loud declaration of being best friends in the English dub. [[InvertedTrope Or occasionally it goes in the opposite direction]] -- adding it in when such context is not in the subbed version, for example in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' and ''[[Manga/{{Saiyuki}} Gensoumaden Saiyuki]]''.
* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' has a downplayed case. The manga lacks any ShipTease between most characters, and even the situation between the protagonists Midoriya and Uraraka is kind of left in the backseat so much, most arcs can go on without that being mentioned, since that is the only canon love interest in the plot. In this case, RealityEnsues, as it's heavily implied that being a Hero is a job that consumes your life, as almost no heroes shown so far seem to have any sort of romantic relationship.

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* English dubbing of anime, especially those targeted at younger demographics, at times tends to remove or change overtly romantic-sounding dialog with something more [[ThePowerOfFriendship friendship related]]. For example, in the Japanese dub of ''[[Anime/{{Bakugan}} Bakugan Battle Brawlers]]'' Runo repeatedly screams that she's in love with Dan and is finally comfortable with admitting it as part of a plot point, which was changed to a loud declaration of being best friends in the English dub. [[InvertedTrope [[{{Dubtext}} Or occasionally it goes in the opposite direction]] -- adding it in when such context is not in the subbed original version, for example in ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' and ''[[Manga/{{Saiyuki}} Gensoumaden Saiyuki]]''.
* ''Manga/BokuNoHeroAcademia'' ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia'' has a downplayed case. The manga lacks any ShipTease between most characters, and even the situation between the protagonists Midoriya and Uraraka is kind of left in the backseat so much, most arcs can go on without that being mentioned, since that is the only canon love interest in the plot. In this case, RealityEnsues, as it's heavily implied that being a Hero is a job that consumes your life, as almost no heroes shown so far seem to have any sort of romantic relationship.
17th Aug '17 5:11:05 AM MeekGazelle
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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 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, 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.effects]]. The Doctor's face when he realises that ''they shagged in his TARDIS'' is absolutely priceless.
14th Aug '17 12:23:54 PM tivity
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** 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).
12th Aug '17 10:04:46 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Freelancer}}'' makes it very clear that Trent and Juni start out as brothers at arms to end up as close friends, but nothing more.

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* ''{{Freelancer}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'' makes it very clear that Trent and Juni start out as brothers at arms to end up as close friends, but nothing more.
8th Aug '17 5:59:52 PM Pichu-kun
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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. 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.
** [[spoiler:A [[ShippingGoggles popularly-agreed]] "exception" is in the final episode of XY&Z where Serena is implied to kiss Ash. Although even then, the camera pans away from their faces.]]

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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 "2 B. A. Master, Master", there is a love song which implies that Misty has very strong feelings for Ash.
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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]] "exception" is "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 where Serena is implied to kiss Ash. ''XY&Z''. Although even then, the camera pans away from their faces.]]faces so it's unknown if it was a lip kiss, cheek kiss, or maybe even they didn't kiss.



** ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' despite being a Disney princess movie, does not end with or even imply a romance between the male and female leads. Maui and Moana only grow closer as friends and have a purely platonic hug at the end.

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** ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' despite being a Disney princess Princess movie, does not end with or even imply a romance between the male and female leads. Maui and Moana only grow closer as friends and have a purely platonic hug at the end.



* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has hundreds of characters but relatively little romance. In G1 there were a few "family" sets that consisted of mares, stallions, and their foals however that was more-or-less it besides a Moondancer/Glory figurine. The adaptations had some romance but not by much. By G3 there weren't even any stallions or colts. The G4 [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic cartoon]] has romance pop up frequently but none of the main characters have anything concrete besides Spike's PrecociousCrush on Rarity, Twilight's crush on Flash in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', and Rarity having a few crushes that never go anywhere.

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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' has hundreds of characters but relatively little romance. In G1 there were a few "family" sets that consisted of mares, stallions, and their foals foals, however that was more-or-less it besides a Moondancer/Glory figurine. The adaptations had some romance but not by much. By G3 there weren't even any stallions or colts. The G4 [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic cartoon]] has romance pop up frequently but none of the main characters have anything concrete besides Spike's PrecociousCrush on Rarity, Twilight's crush on Flash in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls'', sci!Twi's crush in an ''Equestria Girls'' sequel, and Rarity having a few crushes that never go anywhere.



* Link and Zelda in the ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games 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.

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* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
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Link and Zelda in the ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' games 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.



* 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'').

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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'') 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.
26th Jul '17 1:41:05 PM grammy
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* ''Disney/BigHero6'' does not feature any form of romance forming between the hero squad, despite a few nods to Hiro's crush on Honey Lemon in the comics.
* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' does not end in a romance between the two leads, who happen to be both male and female and end up working together.
* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' despite being a Disney princess movie, does not end with or even imply a romance between the male and female leads. Maui and Moana only grow closer as friends and have a purely platonic hug at the end.

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* ''Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon'':
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''Disney/BigHero6'' does not feature any form of romance forming between the hero squad, despite a few nods to Hiro's crush on Honey Lemon in the comics.
* ** ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' does not end in a romance between the two leads, who happen to be both male and female and end up working together.
* ** ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' despite being a Disney princess movie, does not end with or even imply a romance between the male and female leads. Maui and Moana only grow closer as friends and have a purely platonic hug at the end.
26th Jul '17 1:20:32 PM NNinja
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* Unlike the rest of ''VisualNovel/ZeroEscape'' trilogy, ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'' has no on-screen romance whatsoever. There are mentions of Sigma's girlfriend who broke up with him just before he was kidnapped for the [[DeadlyGame Nonary Game]] and Tenmyouji's first love, but they're just mentioned, and two hugs that happen in story are played non-romantically.
20th Jul '17 1:29:51 PM creader
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* The ''WesternAnimation/RatchetAndClank2016'' movie has two females whose personalities complement the main characters: one takes action and shoots anything that gets in her way, like Ratchet, and the other prefers to create clever strategies, like Clank. [[CompressedAdaptation In the interest of time]], however, the movie skips any sort of romantic entanglements and instead chooses to focus on the newly-formed friendship between the two male leads, detailing how they became HeterosexualLifePartners.
* ''Disney/BigHero6'' does not feature any form of romance forming between the hero squad, despite a few nods to Hiro's crush on Honey Lemon in the comics.
* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' does not end in a romance between the two leads, who happen to be both male and female and end up working together.
* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' despite being a Disney princess movie, does not end with or even imply a romance between the male and female leads. Maui and Moana only grow closer as friends and have a purely platonic hug at the end.
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* The ''WesternAnimation/RatchetAndClank2016'' movie has two females whose personalities complement the main characters: one takes action and shoots anything that gets in her way, like Ratchet, and the other prefers to create clever strategies, like Clank. [[CompressedAdaptation In the interest of time]], however, the movie skips any sort of romantic entanglements and instead chooses to focus on the newly-formed friendship between the two male leads, detailing how they became HeterosexualLifePartners.
* ''Disney/BigHero6'' does not feature any form of romance forming between the hero squad, despite a few nods to Hiro's crush on Honey Lemon in the comics.
* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' does not end in a romance between the two leads, who happen to be both male and female and end up working together.
* ''Disney/{{Moana}}'' despite being a Disney princess movie, does not end with or even imply a romance between the male and female leads. Maui and Moana only grow closer as friends and have a purely platonic hug at the end.
21st Jun '17 3:52:41 PM Doodler
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* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' despite the two Jedi pointedly not being {{Celibate Hero}}es and centering around two teenagers, has no romantic plots or subplots. The creators have said that the characters have no time for romance due to the war, so [[OfficialCouple Kanan and Hera]]'s relationship is only implied and Ezra's unrequited crush on Sabine disappears after season 1 and eventually becomes LikeBrotherAndSister. The most important relationship in the show is [[TrueCompanions the family bonds the crew share]].
17th Jun '17 4:40:49 AM NNinja
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* While ''Manga/{{Naruto}} has'' romance in it, even as an important part of its plot (and is a MASSIVELY popular subject for {{Shipping}} fics), effectively NONE of it ever takes place on-page, due to author Masashi Kishimoto's [[http://www.saiyanisland.com/2014/11/kishimoto-sensei-speaks-after-narutos-finale/ self-confessed inability to write romance]], which he attributes to chronic embarrassment. Even in the epilogue chapter, you barely get to see any of the married couples interact with each other and the main ones everyone wanted to see, [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata and Sasuke/Sakura]], didn't even appear on page at the same time (although in [[spoiler:Sasuke]]'s case at least he has the excuse that he's WalkingTheEarth). Kinda subverted with [[spoiler:Naruto/Hinata]] considering they get a BigDamnKiss that signifies the start of their relationship in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie''. Creator/MasashiKishimoto said he thought he wouldn't be able to watch the particular scene but surprisingly enough he managed it and felt like "his kids finally grew up and flew away from home". [[WordOfGod He did also mention]] that he didn't want any of the main characters to be involved in romantic relationships until at least they turned 18.
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