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10th Mar '17 1:23:26 PM Amberlu
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* [[TheSmartGuy Starflight]] from ''Literature/WingsOfFire'' is this to [[TheChick Sunny.]] According to Glory, Starflight had been in love with Sunny since they were little. However, when he confesses, Sunny is unsure of how she feels. She ultimately decides that they're LikeBrotherAndSister, and that their relationship is too familial, since they were raised together from birth despite [[NotBloodSiblings not being actual siblings.]] It's implied that Starflight is now in love with [[CloudCuckoolander Fatespeaker,]] but it's unknown whether he moved on.
9th Jan '17 11:17:09 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* Serena in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime. It took her a while to even bring up the first time they met (which Ash had forgotten), and is often patient and helpful towards her love interest, all while blushing and waiting for him to acknowledge her. Unfortunately for her, her love interest is [[ChasteHero Ash]], one of the most famous characters to ever be oblivious to love.

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* Serena in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' anime. It took her a while to even bring up the first time they met (which Ash had forgotten), and is often patient and helpful towards her love interest, all while blushing and waiting for him to acknowledge her. Unfortunately for her, her love interest is [[ChasteHero Ash]], one of the most famous characters to ever be oblivious to love. [[spoiler: Though at least she gets the chance to give him [[KissingDiscretionShot what looks]] ''[[KissingDiscretionShot suspiciously]]'' [[KissingDiscretionShot like]] [[TheBigDamnKiss a kiss]].]]



* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Cynthia is hinted to be this to Inigo. [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Whether she gets him or not]], it depends on your strategies.
** Ironically, it's implied that Owain is a RareMaleExample... for ''Cynthia'' herself. Again, whether they get together or not depends on you.
** And this may or may not be the case for [[spoiler: Gerome]] in regards to Cynthia, too. And probably towards [[spoiler: Lucina]] as well. [[RuleOfThree You know the deal.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Cynthia is hinted to be this to Inigo. [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Whether she gets him or not]], it depends on your the player's strategies.
** Ironically, it's implied that Owain is a RareMaleExample... for ''Cynthia'' herself. Again, whether they get together or not depends on you.
the player.
** And this may or may not be the case for [[spoiler: Gerome]] in regards to Cynthia, too. And probably towards [[spoiler: Lucina]] as well. [[RuleOfThree You know the deal.Hm...]]


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* ''VisualNovel/TokimekiMemorial4'' has Miyako Okura, the boy's best friend and [[KnowledgeBroker Info Woman]]. [[spoiler: She ''can'' be unlocked as a LoveInterest, [[{{Yandere}} but]]...]]
20th Oct '16 8:24:39 AM Diask
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* [[DeconstructedTrope Viciously criticised and torn apart]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. Sayaka Miki was this to an IllBoy named Kyousuke Kamijou, quietly staying by his side as he was hospitalized without daring to tell him how she felt for him. When Sayaka became a MagicalGirl, she used her Wish to heal him so he could stop being stuck in the hospital. Thing is, doing things for someone else's sake ''without him/her even knowing'' -- is very much NOT a good idea in this particularly dark MagicalGirl series, and '''specially''' when it's paired with [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Sayaka's]] [[GreaterNeedThanMine huge]] [[HeroicSelfDeprecation and]] [[BlackandWhiteInsanity complex]] [[LoveFreak issues.]] Therefore, when she first expresses the desire to use her Wish for him, [[CoolBigSis Mami]] immediately [[ArmorPiercingQuestion questions her real purpose]], which makes Sayaka [[OhCrap go silent]]... [[spoiler: and seeing her friend and fellow prospect PCLI [[PluckyGirl Hitomi]] [[LoveConfession be assertive and true to *her* feelings for Kamijou]] and [[RelationshipUpgrade become his girlfriend instead]] is one of the '''several''' reasons why Sayaka [[DespairEventHorizon fell into utter despair]], and ultimately [[FaceHeelTurn became a witch]].]]

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* [[DeconstructedTrope Viciously criticised and torn apart]] in ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. Sayaka Miki was this to an IllBoy named from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' quietly stood by [[IllBoy Kyousuke Kamijou, quietly staying by his Kamijou's]] side as he was hospitalized without daring to tell him how she felt for him. When Sayaka became a MagicalGirl, she used her Wish to heal him so he could stop being stuck in the hospital. Thing is, doing things for someone else's sake ''without him/her even knowing'' -- is very much NOT a good idea in this particularly dark MagicalGirl series, and '''specially''' when it's paired with [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Sayaka's]] [[GreaterNeedThanMine huge]] [[HeroicSelfDeprecation and]] [[BlackandWhiteInsanity complex]] [[LoveFreak issues.]] issues]]. Therefore, when she first expresses the desire to use her Wish for him, [[CoolBigSis Mami]] immediately [[ArmorPiercingQuestion questions her real purpose]], which makes Sayaka [[OhCrap go silent]]... [[spoiler: and seeing her friend and fellow prospect PCLI [[PluckyGirl Hitomi]] [[LoveConfession be assertive and true to *her* feelings for Kamijou]] and [[RelationshipUpgrade become his girlfriend instead]] is one of the '''several''' reasons why Sayaka [[DespairEventHorizon fell into utter despair]], and ultimately [[FaceHeelTurn became a witch]].]]



* ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' example: Tsubaki has liked Kousei since childhood, but their relationship has always been sibling-like. She's fine with it until Kousei begins to become closer to Kaori.

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* Tsubaki from ''Manga/YourLieInApril'' example: Tsubaki has liked Kousei since childhood, but their relationship has always been sibling-like. She's fine with it until Kousei begins to become closer to Kaori.



* A non-Japanese example; Willow is this to Xander in the first seasons of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
* In British sitcom ''TheInbetweeners'', Simon is this to Carli.

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* A non-Japanese example; Willow is this to Xander in the first seasons of ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''.
* In British sitcom ''TheInbetweeners'', ''Series/TheInbetweeners'', Simon is this to Carli.



* In ''ArTonelico'', [[StoryWithinAStory Shurelia's cosmosphere]] has Aurica as this. At one point, she confesses her love to Lyner. [[ButThouMust He has to reject her]] in order to advance the plot of the cosmosphere. If he accepts, Shurelia will complain and force him to redo the level.
* To an extent, at least to the [[{{Shipping}} shippers]], ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime's'' Saria and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''' Ilia.

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* In ''ArTonelico'', ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'', [[StoryWithinAStory Shurelia's cosmosphere]] has Aurica as this. At one point, she confesses her love to Lyner. [[ButThouMust He has to reject her]] in order to advance the plot of the cosmosphere. If he accepts, Shurelia will complain and force him to redo the level.
* To an extent, at least to the [[{{Shipping}} shippers]], {{shipp|ing}}ers, ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime's'' Saria and ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess''' Ilia.



* Sumika from ''Franchise/MuvLuv'' to Takeru. She's content with their [[{{TheMasochismTango}} masochism tango]] until the very aggressive Meiya came into the picture. Meiya herself may also count even though she wasn't with him for most of her life.

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* Sumika from ''Franchise/MuvLuv'' to Takeru. She's content with their [[{{TheMasochismTango}} [[TheMasochismTango masochism tango]] until the very aggressive Meiya came into the picture. Meiya herself may also count even though she wasn't with him for most of her life.






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* [[{{GenkiGirl}} Nora]], of WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}, is attracted to [[CloudcuckoolandersMinder Ren]], but doesn't pursue a relationship with him because, in her own words, it would just be weird. (It's unclear whether he reciprocates or not.)

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* [[{{GenkiGirl}} Nora]], of WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}, [[GenkiGirl Nora]] from ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' is attracted to [[CloudcuckoolandersMinder Ren]], but doesn't pursue a relationship with him because, in her own words, it would just be weird. (It's unclear whether he reciprocates or not.)
25th Sep '16 8:19:42 AM harotype
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* Emily from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE''. [[spoiler: She wins and marries Flit but at a very high price: knowing that she won mostly because the other girl in the "LoveTriangle", Yurin, died.]]

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* Frau Bow from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'', whose name [[MeaningfulName actually translates to "wife"]]. There's a lot of focus on how much she cares for and supports the protagonist, her best friend Amuro. He seems like an UngratefulBastard a lot of the time, but he does [[spoiler:finally call her ''"boku no suki na Frau"'' = "my sweet Frau" at the end]]. No, their [[DidTheyOrDidntThey relationship]] isn't [[OldFlame any]] [[YourCheatingHeart less]] [[SympatheticAdulterer complicated]] in the [[Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam sequel]].
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Emily from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE''.''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'', who's an {{Expy}} of Frau. [[spoiler: She wins and marries Flit but at a very high price: knowing that she won mostly because the other girl in the "LoveTriangle", Yurin, died.]]
2nd May '16 6:54:45 AM mattthelurker
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* ''VideoGame/YandereSimulator'' is set to feature one of these as Yandere-chan's first rival for Senpai's affections. For bonus points, her name is [[MeaningfulName Osana]] [[PunnyName Najimi]].
24th Apr '16 9:15:48 PM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''Film/PreachersKid'', Wynton has been patiently waiting on Angie for years, but she sees him as nothing more than a friend, and her father refused to grant permission to date her because she's too busy with the Lord's work.
19th Apr '16 4:34:40 AM Randallw201238
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* During the run of the 11th Doctor on ''Series/DoctorWho'' we find out that Rory was essentially like this to Amy Pond. They spent their childhood as friends, and as soon as they were old enough Rory feel hard for her and [[SingleTargetSexuality never even showed interest in anyone else]]. It was Amy that always had doubts and occasional longings for others, until they were actually married.

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* During the run of the 11th Doctor on ''Series/DoctorWho'' we find out that Rory was essentially like this to Amy Pond. They spent their childhood as friends, and as soon as they were old enough Rory feel fell hard for her and [[SingleTargetSexuality never even showed interest in anyone else]]. It was Amy that always had doubts and occasional longings for others, until they were actually married.
17th Apr '16 1:02:23 PM Smeagol17
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In that thing we call RealLife [[labelnote:*]]''What is that? [[IsItSomethingYouEat Can you eat it?]]''[[/labelnote]], this sort of situation is ''very'' rare, mostly due to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imprinting_%28psychology%29#Westermarck_effect the Westermarck effect;]] people who have known each other since they were ''small'' children tend not to fall for one another because they ''literally'' have more of a sibling relationship. There are exceptions to this rule, but they're very rare (and, sadly, almost always [[AllLoveIsUnrequited one-sided]]). Typically, the earliest you can develop a proper "crush" on someone is your "pre-teen" years; works that posit an introduction of the couple prior to this can push the bounds of feasibility for many viewers. It's more likely if the two have been apart for some time and they find each other after puberty kicked in, but the time it must pass for it to be realistic is, more often than not, way too long for fulfilling the trope anymore, so it becomes a case of ShesAllGrownUp instead.

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In that thing we call RealLife [[labelnote:*]]''What is that? [[IsItSomethingYouEat Can you eat it?]]''[[/labelnote]], this sort of situation is ''very'' rare, mostly due to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imprinting_%28psychology%29#Westermarck_effect the Westermarck effect;]] people who have known each other since they were ''small'' children tend not to fall for one another because they ''literally'' have more of a sibling relationship. There are exceptions to this rule, but they're very rare (and, sadly, almost always [[AllLoveIsUnrequited one-sided]]). Typically, the earliest you can develop a proper "crush" on someone is your "pre-teen" years; works that posit an introduction of the couple prior to this can push the bounds of feasibility for many viewers. It's more likely if the two have been apart for some time and they find each other after puberty kicked in, but the time it that must pass for it to be realistic is, more often than not, way too long for fulfilling the trope anymore, so it becomes a case of ShesAllGrownUp instead.
18th Mar '16 6:13:16 AM MiinU
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* Rihoko from ''{{Amagami}}'', she is really patient.
17th Mar '16 10:26:03 AM MiinU
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** They used to date back in middle-school, but broke up after Rei was forced to repeat her junior year. During that time, Takashi began to ignore her since she wouldn't talk to him about it, causing her to think he had abandoned her. So she began dating Takashi's best friend, Hiashi, because he provided her with the emotional support she needed.
** Despite the above, Rei still harbored feelings for Takashi, while Takashi tried to hide his resentment over Hisashi's relationship with her. But Hisashi was bitten during the outbreak and briefly became [[NotUsingTheZWord one of "them"]], which forced Takashi to kill him. Rei was left conflicted by her resentment towards Takashi over Hisashi's death and her lingering feelings for him. She soon decided on the latter and now hopes to rekindle what they once had. Takashi reciprocates.

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** They [[OldFlame used to date date]] back in middle-school, but broke up after Rei was forced to repeat her junior year. During that time, Takashi began to ignore her since she wouldn't talk to him about it, causing her to think he had abandoned her. So she began dating Takashi's best friend, Hiashi, because he provided her with the emotional support she needed.
** Despite the above, Rei still harbored feelings for Takashi, while Takashi [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend tried to hide his resentment resentment]] over Hisashi's relationship with her. But Hisashi was bitten during the outbreak and briefly became [[NotUsingTheZWord one of "them"]], which forced Takashi to kill him. Rei was left conflicted by her resentment towards Takashi over Hisashi's death and her lingering feelings for him. She soon decided on the latter and now [[WillTheyOrWontThey hopes to rekindle what they once had. Takashi reciprocates.had.]]
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