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19th Apr '17 8:39:22 PM MagnusForce
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* Joey and Pauline from ''WesternAnimation/AtomicPuppet'' are two very good friends whose only love is over comic books and superheroes.
7th Apr '17 7:26:50 PM Tyk5919
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* ''Literature/TheWildOnes'' has the two main characters, Kit and Eeni. At no point in the novel [[Literature/TheWildOnesMoonlightBrigade or its sequel]] do either of them try to bond with each other to a romantic degree. They just developed a very strong friendship in a short span of time.
6th Apr '17 8:09:25 AM ScroogeMacDuck
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* [[DiabolicalMastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld]] and [[TheDragon Irma Bunt]] may be this in ''Blog/AskErnstStavroBlofeld''. Maybe. They act like it, but technically, Blofeld is Bunt's boss.
27th Mar '17 6:27:50 AM Adept
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17th Mar '17 11:05:04 AM rafi
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* ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Peter's relationship with Betty Brant, his ex-girlfriend. She consider him her best friend.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan'': ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Peter's relationship with Betty Brant, his ex-girlfriend. She consider him her best friend.
17th Mar '17 11:04:38 AM rafi
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* Jughead and Betty from ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' are sometimes this, DependingOnTheWriter. Most of the time, their closest relationships are said to be with people besides each other, but [[InformedAttribute you wouldn't think so]] from reading a lot of the earlier stories. Their relationship rarely quite reaches PlatonicLifePartners in later years, although there are still moments of this. So far, none of the futuristic stories have shown them hooking up, but at one point in ''ComicBook/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife'', a returning-to-town Betty says that Jughead was the one she missed the most.

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* Jughead and Betty from ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' are sometimes this, DependingOnTheWriter. Most of the time, their closest relationships are said to be with people besides each other, but [[InformedAttribute you wouldn't think so]] from reading a lot of the earlier stories. Their relationship rarely quite reaches PlatonicLifePartners in later years, although there are still moments of this. So far, none of the futuristic stories have shown them hooking up, but at one point in ''ComicBook/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife'', a returning-to-town Betty says that Jughead was the one she missed the most.!!!Franchise/MarvelUniverse



* Dwight from ''ComicBook/SinCity'' is normally MrFanservice for women in-universe, but Miho does not seem to be in love with him. It doesn't stop {{Shipping}} FanFics, however.
* From ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', Dick Grayson (Robin[=/=]ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}), the ChickMagnet MagneticHero of the entire DC Universe and Donna Troy (ComicBook/WonderGirl), who looks like a younger Wonder Woman, have never gotten together, due to being like brother and sister.
* ComicBook/LoisLane and ComicBook/JimmyOlsen from ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' especially before the former married Clark Kent, although Jimmy is more like a baby brother than an equal to Lois.
* Superman and Franchise/WonderWoman are often portrayed as this, sometimes varying into LikeBrotherAndSister. Attempts to get them together outside "what if" stories tend to run into NoSparks.
-->'''Clark:''' You know, there are ''still'' people who think that you and I -
-->'''Diana:''' Yes, I am aware. But friendships like ours do not sell magazines.
-->'''Clark:''' Just as well. They wouldn't understand.
** The New52 has finally let it happen. Fandom response has been mostly negative.



* Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin in the long-running ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'' adventure comic strip. As explained many times in the strip, this is due to them sharing a bond that's stronger than love. See the literature section for additional information.



* {{ComicBook/Deadpool}} has this kind of relationship with his secretary, Sandi Brandenberg. The two have known each other for years now, are extremely close, and [[BigBrotherInstinct Deadpool is highly protective towards Sandi]], but the two have never tried to pursue any sort of relationship with one another. This is notable, because Deadpool is a notorious CasanovaWannabe, so knowing someone for so long and never once trying to get it on with them is pretty unusual for him.
* DC villains [[{{Franchise/Batman}} Bane]] and [[ComicBook/VandalSavage Scandal Savage]]. They're incredibly close and very protective of one another, but have never considered being in an actual romantic relationship. Even if [[IncompatibleOrientation Scandal wasn't gay]], than they still wouldn't consider it, as they view each other as basically being family (Bane views Scandal as something of a daughter-figure, while Scandal considers Bane [[ParentalSubstitute the closest thing to a big brother or father that's she'll ever have]]). This part of their characters was examined quite a bit in ''ComicBook/SecretSix''.

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* {{ComicBook/Deadpool}} ComicBook/{{Deadpool}} has this kind of relationship with his secretary, Sandi Brandenberg. The two have known each other for years now, are extremely close, and [[BigBrotherInstinct Deadpool is highly protective towards Sandi]], but the two have never tried to pursue any sort of relationship with one another. This is notable, because Deadpool is a notorious CasanovaWannabe, so knowing someone for so long and never once trying to get it on with them is pretty unusual for him.
* DC villains [[{{Franchise/Batman}} Bane]] and [[ComicBook/VandalSavage Scandal Savage]]. They're incredibly close and very protective of one another, but have never considered being in an actual romantic relationship. Even if [[IncompatibleOrientation Scandal wasn't gay]], than they still wouldn't consider it, as they view each other as basically being family (Bane views Scandal as something of a daughter-figure, while Scandal considers Bane [[ParentalSubstitute the closest thing to a big brother or father that's she'll ever have]]). This part of their characters was examined quite a bit in ''ComicBook/SecretSix''.
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* ComicBook/SpiderMan'': Peter's relationship with Betty Brant, his ex-girlfriend. She consider him her best friend.

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* From ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'', Dick Grayson (Robin[=/=]ComicBook/{{Nightwing}}), the ChickMagnet MagneticHero of the entire DC Universe and Donna Troy (ComicBook/WonderGirl), who looks like a younger Wonder Woman, have never gotten together, due to being like brother and sister.
* ComicBook/LoisLane and ComicBook/JimmyOlsen from ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' especially before the former married Clark Kent, although Jimmy is more like a baby brother than an equal to Lois.
* Superman and Franchise/WonderWoman are often portrayed as this, sometimes varying into LikeBrotherAndSister. Attempts to get them together outside "what if" stories tend to run into NoSparks.
-->'''Clark:''' You know, there are ''still'' people who think that you and I -
-->'''Diana:''' Yes, I am aware. But friendships like ours do not sell magazines.
-->'''Clark:''' Just as well. They wouldn't understand.
** The New52 has finally let it happen.
* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s villains Bane and [[ComicBook/VandalSavage Scandal Savage]]. They're incredibly close and very protective of one another, but have never considered being in an actual romantic relationship. Even if [[IncompatibleOrientation Scandal wasn't gay]], than they still wouldn't consider it, as they view each other as basically being family (Bane views Scandal as something of a daughter-figure, while Scandal considers Bane [[ParentalSubstitute the closest thing to a big brother or father that's she'll ever have]]). This part of their characters was examined quite a bit in ''ComicBook/SecretSix''.

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* Jughead and Betty from ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' are sometimes this, DependingOnTheWriter. Most of the time, their closest relationships are said to be with people besides each other, but [[InformedAttribute you wouldn't think so]] from reading a lot of the earlier stories. Their relationship rarely quite reaches PlatonicLifePartners in later years, although there are still moments of this. So far, none of the futuristic stories have shown them hooking up, but at one point in ''ComicBook/LifeWithArchieTheMarriedLife'', a returning-to-town Betty says that Jughead was the one she missed the most.
* Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin in the long-running ''ComicStrip/ModestyBlaise'' adventure comic strip. As explained many times in the strip, this is due to them sharing a bond that's stronger than love. See the literature section for additional information.
* Dwight from ''ComicBook/SinCity'' is normally MrFanservice for women in-universe, but Miho does not seem to be in love with him. It doesn't stop {{Shipping}} FanFics, however.
12th Mar '17 7:26:55 PM iPotato
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* While shown being **very** comfortable with each other, to the point of kissing regularly on their show and even reading erotic fanfiction involving themselves, the hosts of WebVideo/UNHhhh are strictly platonic. They have denied any romantic relationship.

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* While shown being **very** ''very'' comfortable with each other, to the point of kissing regularly on their show and even reading erotic fanfiction involving themselves, the hosts of WebVideo/UNHhhh are strictly platonic. They have denied any romantic relationship.
12th Mar '17 7:26:30 PM iPotato
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* While shown being **very** comfortable with each other, to the point of kissing regularly on their show and even reading erotic fanfiction involving themselves, the hosts of WebVideo/UNHhhh are strictly platonic. They have denied any romantic relationship.
5th Mar '17 10:03:46 AM nombretomado
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* ''Comicbook/ConanTheBarbarian'' and ''Comicbook/RedSonja'' were this in the original MarvelComics run... although it wasn't that platonic on Conan's side...

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* ''Comicbook/ConanTheBarbarian'' and ''Comicbook/RedSonja'' were this in the original MarvelComics Creator/MarvelComics run... although it wasn't that platonic on Conan's side...
3rd Mar '17 8:55:07 AM skidoo23
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* Actively invoked in ''Series/DoctorWho'' when after having travelled with Rose and Martha, the Doctor specifically says that he's only looking for a friend when Donna joins him. Donna vehemently echoes the sentiment that there will be no amorous relations between them. (Rose was someone he'd bonded with to the point of it ''seeming'' romantic at times, especially with how losing her affected him for a long time, and Martha had been in love with him but he, being the Doctor, either didn't notice or chose to ignore it - in part due to him still pining for Rose - and she eventually left because she realized he wasn't capable of returning her feelings.)

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* Actively invoked in ''Series/DoctorWho'' when after having travelled with Rose and Martha, the Doctor specifically says that he's only looking for a friend when Donna joins him. Donna vehemently echoes the sentiment that there will be no amorous relations between them. (Rose was someone he'd bonded with to the point of it ''seeming'' romantic at times, times[[note]]Later WordOfSaintPaul, however - the actors and producer - confirmed that it was a romance[[/note]], especially with how losing her affected him for a long time, and Martha had been in love with him but he, being the Doctor, either didn't notice or chose to ignore it - in part due to him still pining for Rose - and she eventually left because she realized he wasn't capable of returning her feelings.)
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