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30th Jan '18 10:53:14 PM Abodos
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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]], 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.

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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]], 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 Ilia 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.


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* The ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' series has been devoid of romance since its inception. This is usually because Samus Aran's missions tend to only have her encountering the evil SpacePirates and various alien wildlife, but even the later games and supplementary manga and comics that ''do'' portray friendly, intelligent characters don't feature any romance. The only exception among the games is ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime2Echoes'', where a BattleCouple are among the deceased Luminoth Keybearers.
18th Jan '18 2:51:29 AM TroperNo9001
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** ''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}}'' ''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.



** [[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, "[[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, ValentinesDayEpisode, "[[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.



* 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 being 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'' , ''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'' , ''WesternAnimation/SofiaTheFirst'', with the little romance that's shown being either for side characters or parents, or played for quick gags if involving main characters .
23rd Dec '17 8:44:13 AM theknack101
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* Unlike the manga, the 2003 version of ''Anime/FullMetalAlchemist'' has basically no romance. Early on there are signs of attraction between Ed and Winry, but as the story split off from the manga, their relationship became more like siblings. And then there is Rose who is clearly crushing on Ed, but he either doesn't notice or pretends he doesn't notice. [[spoiler:And in the end, Ed ends up in an alternate world, ending any potential of him getting with either girl anyway.]]
16th Dec '17 10:34:06 PM GahmahRaan
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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]].

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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]]. [[spoiler: This is eventually averted in the final season, as Kanan and Hera finally get to kiss after a RunningGag of them getting interrupted. Mirroring the audience's reaction, the rest of the crew lets them enjoy the moment.]]
4th Dec '17 2:16:44 PM eschlowx
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* Romance is essentially non-existent in ''Manga/AttackOnTitan''. The few examples of romantic attraction are either [[AllLoveIsUnrequited unrequited]] (e.g. Jean's crush on Mikasa, [[spoiler:Bertholt's feelings for Annie]]), or just implied (e.g. [[NotBloodSiblings Mikasa's feelings for Eren]], [[HideYourLesbians Krista and Ymir's feelings for each other]]). In any event, all the characters have far more pressing problems than romance, and given how [[CrapsackWorld dark the setting is]], it's unlikely that any of them will explicitly get together in the story.
1st Dec '17 8:21:21 AM NonperformingAuthor
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*** [[spoiler:Of course, this promptly got [[ShipSinking shot in the head]] with the reveal that Pudding is actually EvilAllAlong and intends to kill Sanji and his entire family.]]

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*** [[spoiler:Of course, this promptly got [[ShipSinking shot in the head]] with the reveal that Pudding is actually EvilAllAlong and intends to kill Sanji and his entire family. ''That'' is then shot again in the head when it turns out she might actually like him for real after he complimented her third eye...which is PlayedForLaughs...]]



* 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.

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* Despite taking place in high school, ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh'' is devoid of romance and romance is mentioned very little.little, focusing instead on gags. The only character in a relationship is Mr. Kimura, who has a wife and daughter.



** ''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.

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** ''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. They also happen to be members of different species of animals.



* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' was pretty bad with this, despite the canon couples such as Liu Bei and Sun Shang Xiang, then Sima Zhao and Wang Yuanji, most notably on the latter, which has both of them act like close friends instead of being a couple, at least. The closest to averting this trope is Wu's ending on ''[=DW7=]'', with Sun Quan carrying Lian Shi (both are an example similar to Zhao and Yuanji).

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* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriors'' was pretty bad with this, despite the canon couples such as Liu Bei and Sun Shang Xiang, then Sima Zhao and Wang Yuanji, most notably on the latter, which has both of them act like close friends instead of being a couple, at least. The closest to averting this trope is Wu's ending on ''[=DW7=]'', with Sun Quan carrying Lian Shi (both are an example similar to Zhao and Yuanji). Somewhat justifiable in that the [[Literature/RomanceOfTheThreeKingdoms source material]] is basically a militaristic semi-documentary of China's Three Kingdoms period. There's barely even any women mentioned in it.
27th Nov '17 4:11:29 PM nighttrainfm
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** ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' had three on-screen kisses in seventeen years (all done by the same couple, Kimberly and Tommy), often taking WillTheyOrWontThey to painful levels. According to ''[[Series/PowerRangersSPD SPD]]'' executive producer Greg Aranowitz, higher ups demanded as-low-as-possible levels of romance in the series, since it's targeted at little boys (he only said that about ''SPD'', naturally, but who knows what goes through the minds of Disney). According to [[http://heropower.livejournal.com/90113.html Dan Ewing]], a kiss between [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Dillon and Summer]] was scripted for "Belly of the Beast", but was vetoed (we got [[AlmostKiss the closest thing to it]] instead).

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** ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' had three on-screen kisses in seventeen years (all done by the same couple, Kimberly and Tommy), often taking WillTheyOrWontThey to painful levels. According to ''[[Series/PowerRangersSPD SPD]]'' executive producer Greg Aranowitz, higher ups demanded as-low-as-possible levels of romance in the series, since it's targeted at little boys (he only said that about ''SPD'', naturally, but who knows what goes through the minds of Disney). This presumably explains why Trent and Kira's romance arc in ''[[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Dino Thunder]]'' was left unresolved.
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According to [[http://heropower.livejournal.com/90113.html Dan Ewing]], a kiss between [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Dillon and Summer]] was scripted for "Belly of the Beast", but was vetoed (we got [[AlmostKiss the closest thing to it]] instead).
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...
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