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24th Mar '17 12:22:16 AM thegiggleloop
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* Many screwball comedies, from ''The Philadelphia Story'' (the reporter and his female assistant are told they should get together, when they've shown absolutely no interest in each other throughout the movie) to ''The Palm Beach Story'' (the couple considering a divorce decide to get back together, but tell their paramours ''they both have identical twins'', leading to a triple marriage at the end).

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* Many screwball comedies, from ''The Philadelphia Story'' ''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory'' (the reporter and his female assistant are told they should get together, when they've shown absolutely no interest in each other throughout the movie) to ''The Palm Beach Story'' ''Film/ThePalmBeachStory'' (the couple considering a divorce decide to get back together, but tell their paramours ''they both have identical twins'', leading to a triple marriage at the end).



** Shown absolutely no interest in each other? It's pretty clear that Mike and Liz are in a relationship in ''The Philadelphia Story''.

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** Shown absolutely no interest in each other? It's pretty clear that Mike and Liz are in a relationship in ''The Philadelphia Story''.''Film/ThePhiladelphiaStory''.
18th Mar '17 2:00:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': While Ned and Moze [[LastMinuteHookUp officially hook up]], Ned's ex-girlfriend, Susie, and one of Moze's fanboys, Loomer, get back together.

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* ''NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': ''Series/NedsDeclassifiedSchoolSurvivalGuide'': While Ned and Moze [[LastMinuteHookUp officially hook up]], Ned's ex-girlfriend, Susie, and one of Moze's fanboys, Loomer, get back together.
11th Mar '17 5:56:42 PM MM_Crusader
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* In the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' epilogue chapter, this is what happens to [[spoiler: Karui and Chouji]], two characters who never even appeared on-panel together, much less interacted.

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* In the ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' epilogue chapter, this is what happens to [[spoiler: Karui and Chouji]], two characters who never even appeared on-panel together, much less interacted. The same with [[spoiler:Kiba and Tamaki]], the latter only having a few panels worth of appearance prior to this and last appeared over 350 chapters ago.
11th Mar '17 4:32:14 PM Reversinator
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* [[spoiler:In Luigi's NewGamePlus]] in ''VideoGame/SuperMarioGalaxy'', Luigi and Rosalina get a lot of ShipTease. Which does not sit well with Daisy fans.
3rd Jan '17 3:40:05 AM Gravityman
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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' near the beginning of the series everyone was familiar with the three bordering canon couples [[PortmanteauCoupleName Edwin, Royai and Lingfan]], and thought that was all we'd get- but ''wait'', [[ShipTease what's this?]] [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Mei's got a crush on Al?]] [[SubordinateExcuse Olivier and Buccaneer have a talk on the rooftop?]] [[PetTheDog Bradley actually cares about his wife?]] [[{{Fanon}} Rebecca and Havoc are the cavalry?]] Ohhh myy... And in the epilogue, [[spoiler:Mei's presence in Elric family photos implies that she really did hook up with Al]].

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'' near the beginning of the series everyone was familiar with the three bordering canon couples [[PortmanteauCoupleName Edwin, Royai and Lingfan]], and thought that was all we'd get- but ''wait'', [[ShipTease what's this?]] [[HugeGuyTinyGirl Mei's got a crush on Al?]] [[SubordinateExcuse Olivier and Buccaneer have a talk on the rooftop?]] [[PetTheDog Bradley actually cares about his wife?]] [[{{Fanon}} Rebecca and Havoc are the cavalry?]] Ohhh myy... And in the epilogue, [[spoiler:Mei's presence in Elric family photos implies that she really did hook up with Al]].
7th Dec '16 5:40:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''GnomeoAndJuliet,'' Juliet's father tries to set her up with Paris. Unlike in the play, [[SparedByTheAdaptation he survives]] and winds up falling for Nanette, Juliet's friend (roughly equivalent to the Nurse).

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* In ''GnomeoAndJuliet,'' ''WesternAnimation/GnomeoAndJuliet,'' Juliet's father tries to set her up with Paris. Unlike in the play, [[SparedByTheAdaptation he survives]] and winds up falling for Nanette, Juliet's friend (roughly equivalent to the Nurse).



* Done for laughs at the end of ''{{Baseketball}}''. Coop ends up with his love interest Jenna, and Squeak embraces the possible transsexual he has been sharing looks with. Remer on the other hand looks despondent until he meets gazes with Yvette, a character he has had no interaction with throughout the movie. They immediately begin making out.

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* Done for laughs at the end of ''{{Baseketball}}''.''Film/{{Baseketball}}''. Coop ends up with his love interest Jenna, and Squeak embraces the possible transsexual he has been sharing looks with. Remer on the other hand looks despondent until he meets gazes with Yvette, a character he has had no interaction with throughout the movie. They immediately begin making out.



* Although in the novel, the pairing ''was'' actually set up quite nicely and built up pretty well in the background of everything else that was going on, the ''movie'' version of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' makes the Faramir/Éowyn pairing seem like a version of this trope. Éowyn loses out on Aragorn and gets his "slightly inferior replacement" of sorts and the whole implied romance comes and goes in the space of a single reaction shot.

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* Although in the novel, the pairing ''was'' actually set up quite nicely and built up pretty well in the background of everything else that was going on, the ''movie'' version of ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' makes the Faramir/Éowyn pairing seem like a version of this trope. Éowyn loses out on Aragorn and gets his "slightly inferior replacement" of sorts and the whole implied romance comes and goes in the space of a single reaction shot.
20th Nov '16 7:23:50 AM Morgenthaler
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20th Nov '16 7:23:31 AM Morgenthaler
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* This is more or less described in [[http://www.thalia.org/truelove.html The True Love List]], [[JustForFun/TheUniversalGenreSavvyGuide the Love Interest's counterpart]] to the EvilOverlordList. Rule #32 as follows:
-->''There is a fifty-fifty chance that the Hero's Sidekick is in love with me. I'll find him a spunky, moderately-attractive tomboy type about his height, and steer them towards each other. If they quarrel, they're in love; if they hit it off, she loves him, but he's secretly unhappy with her and still loves me, and the Hero will need to send them off on a mission together.''
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* This is more or less described in [[http://www.thalia.org/truelove.html The True Love List]], [[JustForFun/TheUniversalGenreSavvyGuide the Love Interest's counterpart]] to the EvilOverlordList. Rule #32 as follows:
-->''There is a fifty-fifty chance that the Hero's Sidekick is in love with me. I'll find him a spunky, moderately-attractive tomboy type about his height, and steer them towards each other. If they quarrel, they're in love; if they hit it off, she loves him, but he's secretly unhappy with her and still loves me, and the Hero will need to send them off on a mission together.''
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20th Nov '16 7:22:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''{{Twilight}},'' pretty much ''every'' character gets a LoveInterest. Except [[UnpopularPopularCharacter Leah]]. It seems to tie into a theme of romance being the only important thing in a person (especially a woman)'s life. Even the ''baby'' gets betrothed! At a few days' old! To [[spoiler:''[[SquaringTheLoveTriangle her mom's ex]]'']]!

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* In ''{{Twilight}},'' ''Literature/{{Twilight}},'' pretty much ''every'' character gets a LoveInterest. Except [[UnpopularPopularCharacter Leah]]. It seems to tie into a theme of romance being the only important thing in a person (especially a woman)'s life. Even the ''baby'' gets betrothed! At a few days' old! To [[spoiler:''[[SquaringTheLoveTriangle her mom's ex]]'']]!



* Averted and {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''TheTomorrowSeries''. Ellie mentions in the first book how the eight of them are in three different romantic relationships: [[spoiler: Lee and Ellie, Kevin and Corrie and Homer and Fi]], and then goes on to comment that it was too bad there wasn't any chance of [[spoiler: Robyn and Chris]] getting together ("then we really could have had Perfect Partners").
* In the ''{{Belgariad}}'', this ends up happening to many of the supporting characters, such as [[spoiler: Silk with Velvet]], [[spoiler: Zakath with Cyradis]], and [[spoiler: even Beldin with Vella]]. In fact, several of these characters aren't even mentioned until the second quintet, which suggests that the characters were created specifically for this trope.

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* Averted and {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in ''TheTomorrowSeries''.''Literature/TheTomorrowSeries''. Ellie mentions in the first book how the eight of them are in three different romantic relationships: [[spoiler: Lee and Ellie, Kevin and Corrie and Homer and Fi]], and then goes on to comment that it was too bad there wasn't any chance of [[spoiler: Robyn and Chris]] getting together ("then we really could have had Perfect Partners").
* In the ''{{Belgariad}}'', ''Literature/TheBelgariad'', this ends up happening to many of the supporting characters, such as [[spoiler: Silk with Velvet]], [[spoiler: Zakath with Cyradis]], and [[spoiler: even Beldin with Vella]]. In fact, several of these characters aren't even mentioned until the second quintet, which suggests that the characters were created specifically for this trope.



* Depending on which version of the ''KingArthur'' myth you read, Sir Gareth either marries his DamselInDistress Lyonesse or his DamselErrant Lynette (Lyonesse's sister). Either way, his brother Sir Gaheris [[DoubleInLawMarriage marries the other one]].

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* Depending on which version of the ''KingArthur'' ''Myth/KingArthur'' myth you read, Sir Gareth either marries his DamselInDistress Lyonesse or his DamselErrant Lynette (Lyonesse's sister). Either way, his brother Sir Gaheris [[DoubleInLawMarriage marries the other one]].
22nd Oct '16 2:35:54 AM foxley
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* The season one finale of ''Series/AgathaRaisin'' ends with it looking like Gemma and Bill are getting together.
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