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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.]]
17th Mar '16 10:04:12 AM MiinU
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** 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 [[NotSayingTheZWord 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.
** However, the anime version complicates the issue with additional amounts of ShipTease between Takashi and [[MsFanservice Saeko]], which wasn't seen in the manga. Leaving Rei in the unenviable position of [[LoveTriangle having to compete with Saeko]] for Takashi's affections. Though in episode 11, [[spoiler: [[FirstGirlWins she and Takshi hook up again]].

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** 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 [[NotSayingTheZWord [[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.
** However, the anime version complicates the issue with additional amounts of ShipTease between Takashi and [[MsFanservice Saeko]], which wasn't seen in the manga. Leaving Rei in the unenviable position of [[LoveTriangle having to compete with Saeko]] for Takashi's affections. Though in episode 11, [[spoiler: [[FirstGirlWins she and Takshi Takshi]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpUmjfJfTEY hook up again]].again]]]].
17th Mar '16 9:58:49 AM MiinU
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* Takashi in ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'', a male example. Subverted later: when Rei's boyfriend Hisashi is bitten by zombies, Takashi kinda uses it to get Rei for himself, and he's later shown to consider it as his personal MoralEventHorizon.
** It's sort of [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] in regards to Rei herself. They had a ChildhoodMarriagePromise, started dating, then Rei broke up with Takashi, started dating his best friend (who was then killed by Takashi) and then she took her place in his BattleHarem / LoveTriangle alongside [[BloodKnight Saeko]].

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* *''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'' [[{{Zigzagged}} zigzags the trope]] with Takashi in ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'', a male example. Subverted later: when Rei's boyfriend Hisashi is bitten by zombies, Takashi kinda uses it to get Rei for himself, and he's later shown Rei, who both fill the role at different points in the series:
**They used
to consider it as his personal MoralEventHorizon.
** It's sort of [[PlayingWithATrope played with]]
date back in regards to Rei herself. They had a ChildhoodMarriagePromise, started dating, then Rei 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, started dating while Takashi tried to hide his best friend (who resentment over Hisashi's relationship with her. But Hisashi was then killed by Takashi) bitten during the outbreak and then briefly became [[NotSayingTheZWord 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.
**However, the anime version complicates the issue with additional amounts of ShipTease between Takashi and [[MsFanservice Saeko]], which wasn't seen in the manga. Leaving Rei in the unenviable position of [[LoveTriangle having to compete with Saeko]] for Takashi's affections. Though in episode 11, [[spoiler: [[FirstGirlWins
she took her place in his BattleHarem / LoveTriangle alongside [[BloodKnight Saeko]].and Takshi hook up again]].
17th Mar '16 9:32:45 AM MiinU
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It is usually a [[AlwaysFemale girl]], who grew up together with the main character, practically since infancy, and has been always in love with him, but instead of taking the initiative to become his girlfriend, she decided to take it slowly, developing a LikeBrotherAndSister relationship with him. In the most stereotypical examples, this trope is usually first demonstrated by a scene of her routinely visiting him in the morning, waking him up, walking to school with him, and [[ThroughHisStomach giving him a lunch box full of delicious food that she prepared]].

Basically, for the uninitiated observer, it would seem like they are already dating, and even those who know better, like their parents, or best friends, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt expect that they will eventually start dating and get married]].

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It is usually a [[AlwaysFemale girl]], who grew up together with the main character, practically since infancy, and has been always in love with him, but instead of taking the initiative to become his girlfriend, she decided to take it slowly, developing a LikeBrotherAndSister relationship with him. In the most stereotypical examples, this trope is usually first demonstrated by a scene of her routinely visiting him in the morning, waking him up, walking to school with him, and [[ThroughHisStomach giving him a lunch box full of delicious food bento that she prepared]].

Basically, for
made]] just ''for him''.

To
the uninitiated observer, it would it'll seem like they are they're already dating, and even those who know better, like their parents, or best friends, [[EveryoneCanSeeIt expect that they will eventually start dating and get married]].
will.]]



Often a GirlNextDoor, even more literally than that trope describes, living close to the protagonist.

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Often a the GirlNextDoor, even more literally than that trope describes, living close to the protagonist.



* Subverted with Kirie from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''. Her first and only real attempt to get closer to Yukinari is in episode 4, where she fixes him a box bento in hopes of going on a lunch date with him. Which fails due to a series of unforeseen events and, with Lisa now entering the picture, along with Miharu, Kirie knew she didn't have a chance. So she calls it quits and settles for just being friends with him.

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* Subverted with Kirie from ''Manga/GirlsBravo''.''Manga/GirlsBravo'': {{Subverted}} in Kirie's case. Her first and only real attempt to get closer to Yukinari is in episode 4, where she fixes him a box bento in hopes of going on a lunch date with him. Which fails due to a series of unforeseen events and, with Lisa now entering the picture, along with Miharu, [[KnowWhenToFoldEm Kirie knew she didn't have a chance. chance.]] So she calls it quits and settles for just being friends with him.
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