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19th Jan '17 8:42:21 PM Anddrix
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* The Scarecrow, one of Dorothy’s friends from the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' books, is re-imagined as Dorothy’s love interest, Lucas in ''Series/EmeraldCity''.

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* The Scarecrow, one of Dorothy’s friends from the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' books, is re-imagined as Dorothy’s love interest, interest Lucas in ''Series/EmeraldCity''.
8th Jan '17 11:30:20 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Timestorm 2009-2099'', which features an alternate version of the Franchise/{{Marvel 2099}} universe, teenaged [[Comicbook/SpiderMan2099 Miguel O'Hara]] has a bit of UST with Shakdi Hadaad (who in regular continuity is Cerebra of the X-Men 2099). Their counterparts in the regular 2099 universe never even met.

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* In ''Timestorm 2009-2099'', which features an alternate version of the Franchise/{{Marvel 2099}} ComicBook/Marvel2099 universe, teenaged [[Comicbook/SpiderMan2099 Miguel O'Hara]] has a bit of UST with Shakdi Hadaad (who in regular continuity is Cerebra of the X-Men 2099). Their counterparts in the regular 2099 universe never even met.
19th Dec '16 5:54:48 PM X2X
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So. You're adapting this great book for the screen. It's got action, comedy, drama, rom...what, it ''doesn't'' have romance? Well, that won't do; we can't [[StrictlyFormula break the formula]]. Looks like it's time for a previously platonic character to be Promoted To Love Interest.

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So. You're So, you're adapting this great book for the screen. It's got action, comedy, drama, rom... what, it ''doesn't'' have romance? Well, that won't do; we can't [[StrictlyFormula break the formula]]. Looks like it's time for a previously platonic character to be Promoted To to Love Interest.



TropesAreNotBad. But when done poorly, this may become a TokenRomance or even a RomanticPlotTumor in the worst cases.

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TropesAreNotBad. But [[TropesAreTools The convention is not an inherently negative one]], but when done poorly, this may become a TokenRomance or even a RomanticPlotTumor in the worst cases.
19th Dec '16 5:52:35 PM X2X
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* [[{{Keet}} Nakaba Hanabusa]] from the visual novel ''VisualNovel/ClockZero'' originally didn't have a route of his own in the PS2 and PSP ports of the game despite ''all'' of the members of Clock Zero being romanceable options for [[DudeMagnet Nadeshiko]]. This, in spite of extra materials all but stating that ''all'' of the boys in her club, including him, are in love with her regardless of route. Come the latest Vita port and after much demand from the fans, Nakaba finally gets a route of his own!

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* [[{{Keet}} Nakaba Hanabusa]] from the visual novel ''VisualNovel/ClockZero'' originally didn't have a route of his own in the PS2 [=PS2=] and PSP ports of the game despite ''all'' of the members of Clock Zero being romanceable options for [[DudeMagnet Nadeshiko]]. This, in spite of extra materials all but stating that ''all'' of the boys in her club, including him, are in love with her regardless of route. Come the latest Vita port and after much demand from the fans, Nakaba finally gets a route of his own!



* When the {{Takarazuka}} stage adaptation ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' was announced, fans who were familiar with the Takarazuka's penchant for adding in romantic subplots speculated wildly on who'd end up as Phoenix's love interest, with guesses ranging from the plausible (Mia, Maya) to the highly unlikely (Edgeworth). In the end, the one who got the promotion was, of all people, ''Lana Skye'' (well, they called her Leona, but if it walks like a Lana and quacks like a Lana...), a character who appears in only one case (albeit a fairly long one) and doesn't have any particular history or chemistry with Phoenix.

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* When the {{Takarazuka}} stage adaptation of ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney'' was announced, fans who were familiar with the Takarazuka's penchant for adding in romantic subplots speculated wildly on who'd end up as Phoenix's love interest, with guesses ranging from the plausible (Mia, Maya) to the highly unlikely (Edgeworth). In the end, the one who got the promotion was, of all people, ''Lana Skye'' (well, they called her Leona, but if it walks like a Lana and quacks like a Lana...), a character who appears in only one case (albeit a fairly long one) and doesn't have any particular history or chemistry with Phoenix.



* In the original ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', Jessica was a friend of the hero and her feeling for him were platonic while in the 3ds version, there's an alternative ending where the hero [[spoiler: marries her instead of Medea.]]

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* In the original ''VideoGame/DragonQuestVIII'', Jessica was a friend of the hero and her feeling feelings for him were platonic while in platonic. In the 3ds 3DS version, however, there's an alternative ending where the hero [[spoiler: marries [[spoiler:marries her instead of Medea.]]Medea]].



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** The franchise usually follows the NoHuggingNoKissing rule to the extreme - justified since the characters are cyborgs who don't reproduce that way - but in the second and third movies, Matau noticeably flirts with Nokama quite a bit and there are some pretty noticeable hints that Nokama herself is into Vakama. The third movie also involves an UnholyMatrimony plot with the villains. (Other ''Bionicle'' media does include this stuff, but pretty much only to keep consistent with the movies. In the case of the UnholyMatrimony, WordOfGod writes off "marriage" as strictly political in this 'verse.)

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** The franchise usually follows the NoHuggingNoKissing rule to the extreme - -- justified since the characters are cyborgs who don't reproduce that way - -- but in the second and third movies, Matau noticeably flirts with Nokama quite a bit and there are some pretty noticeable hints that Nokama herself is into Vakama. The third movie also involves an UnholyMatrimony plot with the villains. (Other ''Bionicle'' media does include this stuff, but pretty much only to keep consistent with the movies. In the case of the UnholyMatrimony, WordOfGod writes off "marriage" as strictly political in this 'verse.)
10th Dec '16 3:29:15 PM DaibhidC
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* Tiffany and Roland in the song "Just One Heart" from the deluxe version of ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'' by Music/SteeleyeSpan, which goes on at length about the PowerOfLove they share. Admittedly, in the books, there is more than one ShipperOnBoard, and Tiffany is a bit jealous when she learns Roland visited a young noblewoman, so a case can be made ... except the album came out long after ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'', where Roland marries someone else and Tiffany starts stepping out with Preston.

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* Tiffany and Roland in the song "Just One Heart" from the deluxe version of ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'' by Music/SteeleyeSpan, which goes on at length about the PowerOfLove they share. Admittedly, in the books, there is more than one ShipperOnBoard, ShipperOnDeck, and Tiffany is a bit jealous when she learns Roland visited a young noblewoman, so a case can be made ... except the album came out long after ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'', where Roland marries someone else and Tiffany starts stepping out with Preston.
10th Dec '16 3:28:58 PM DaibhidC
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* Tiffany and Roland in the song "Just One Heart" from the deluxe version of ''Discworld/{{Wintersmith}}'' by Music/SteeleyeSpan, which goes on at length about the PowerOfLove they share. Admittedly, in the books, there is more than one ShipperOnBoard, and Tiffany is a bit jealous when she learns Roland visited a young noblewoman, so a case can be made ... except the album came out long after ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'', where Roland marries someone else and Tiffany starts stepping out with Preston.
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9th Dec '16 8:34:50 PM Anddrix
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* The Scarecrow, one of Dorothy’s friends from the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' books, is re-imagined as Dorothy’s love interest Lucas in ''Series/EmeraldCity''.

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* The Scarecrow, one of Dorothy’s friends from the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' books, is re-imagined as Dorothy’s love interest interest, Lucas in ''Series/EmeraldCity''.
9th Dec '16 8:34:08 PM Anddrix
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* The Scarecrow, one of Dorothy’s friends from the ''Literature/LandOfOz'' books, is re-imagined as Dorothy’s love interest Lucas in ''Series/EmeraldCity''.
30th Oct '16 5:21:44 PM fearlessnikki
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* The 1960 film adaptation of Creator/HGWells's ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' is an Alternate {{Trope Namer|s}}. In the book, an Eloi woman named Weena shares a close relationship with the Time Traveler, but not a romance, at least not overtly. Largely because Weena, like all Eloi, was a child-sized androgynous-looking creature mentally on the level of an eight-year old. However, the film turns Weena into a love interest, looking human except still with the mentality of a child.

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The 1960 film adaptation of Creator/HGWells's ''Literature/TheTimeMachine'' is an Alternate {{Trope Namer|s}}. In the book, an Eloi woman named Weena shares a close relationship with the Time Traveler, but not a romance, at least not overtly. Largely because Weena, like all Eloi, was a child-sized androgynous-looking creature mentally on the level of an eight-year old. However, the film turns Weena into a love interest, looking human except still with the mentality of a child.



* In a move that [[GenreSavvy savvy]] movie goers could have seen coming, the new ''Film/StarTrek'' movie does this to Lt. Uhura. What they probably didn't see coming was that she's ''Spock's'' love interest, not Kirk's. Which is less surprising if you keep in mind a couple of early episodes of the original series in which she was blatantly flirting with him (and, more strangely given his later characterization, him with her!). Of course, given the time period of the original series, the only reason Uhura wasn't officially anyone's love interest was probably because of the interracial relationship thing. WordOfGod did once say he had dropped the idea of Spock/Uhura in the original series because he feared it would reduce Uhura to being viewed as nothing more than "Spock's other half" instead of letting her being a character in her own right.
** Nichelle Nichols (the actress who played the original character of Uhura in the series) said that not only the relationship has bases in canon but that Roddenberry himself had originally wanted to put them together but he had to drop the idea only because of the racism and sexism of the era, not to mention the show getting canceled. [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Spock/Uhura_%282009%29#Reception]]
** Some of the negative reaction the new pairing received is because it gets in the way of Spock and ''[[HoYay Kirk]]'', a pairing so famous and long-cherished in the fandom that its usual notation [[TropeNamers gave us the term]] "[[SlashFic slash]]".
** Conversely, the movie didn't try to pair Spock up with Nurse Chapel, who had a crush on him in the series that was never developed due to the network objections (they didn't want the main male characters in any long-term relationships, which ruled out both Spock/Uhura and Spock/Chapel, but which does explain why there were episodes that displayed Spock apparently flirting with both women (at different times) before it was knocked on the head).
*** According to the script-writers, they were going with that pairing in an early draft. But when they needed someone besides his mother for Spock to interact with in a caring way, they thought people would take Uhura more seriously compared to Christine (which a lot of fans have agreed on, considering Christine's StalkerWithACrush behaviour in the original series).
* TheFilmOfTheBook of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Literature/PrinceCaspian'' creates a romance between Susan and Caspian. Guess they didn't want to wait one more movie for Caspian's marriage to Ramandu's daughter. Fortunately, it's only a mild romance, limited to flirting and a goodbye kiss.

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* In a move that [[GenreSavvy savvy]] movie goers could have seen coming, the new ''Film/StarTrek'' movie does this to Lt. Uhura. What they probably didn't see coming was that she's ''Spock's'' love interest, not Kirk's. Which is less surprising if you keep in mind a couple of early episodes of the original series in which she was blatantly flirting with him (and, more strangely given his later characterization, him with her!). Of course, given the time period of the original series, the only reason Uhura wasn't officially anyone's love interest was probably because of the interracial relationship thing. WordOfGod did once say he had dropped the idea of Spock/Uhura in the original series because he feared it would reduce Uhura to being viewed as nothing more than "Spock's other half" instead of letting her being a character in her own right. \n** Nichelle Nichols (the actress who played the original character of Uhura in the series) said that not only the relationship has bases in canon but that Roddenberry himself had originally wanted to put them together but he had to drop the idea only because of the racism and sexism of the era, not to mention the show getting canceled. [[http://fanlore.org/wiki/Spock/Uhura_%282009%29#Reception]]\n** Some of the negative reaction the new pairing received is because it gets in the way of Spock and ''[[HoYay Kirk]]'', a pairing so famous and long-cherished in the fandom that its usual notation [[TropeNamers gave us the term]] "[[SlashFic slash]]".\n** Conversely, the movie didn't try to pair Spock up with Nurse Chapel, who had a crush on him in the series that was never developed due to the network objections (they didn't want the main male characters in any long-term relationships, which ruled out both Spock/Uhura and Spock/Chapel, but which does explain why there were episodes that displayed Spock apparently flirting with both women (at different times) before it was knocked on the head).\n*** According to the script-writers, they were going with that pairing in an early draft. But when they needed someone besides his mother for Spock to interact with in a caring way, they thought people would take Uhura more seriously compared to Christine (which a lot of fans have agreed on, considering Christine's StalkerWithACrush behaviour in the original series). \n
* TheFilmOfTheBook of ''Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia: Literature/PrinceCaspian'' creates a romance bit of ShipTease between Susan Caspian and Caspian. Guess they didn't want to wait one more movie for Caspian's marriage to Ramandu's daughter. Fortunately, it's only a mild romance, Susan. It's limited to mild flirting and a goodbye kiss. kiss at the end, though they still end up separated and Caspian gets paired up with his canon wife in the next film.



* This is actually inverted in the movie adaptation of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''. In the original novel Lila and Sam become romantically involved [[spoiler:after Mary is killed and they try to solve her murder.]] Hitchcock made their relationship platonic in the film, because it would be gross otherwise.
* In the 1982 sequel ''Film/PsychoII'', though, Lila has married Sam and had a daughter with him, called Mary.

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* This is actually inverted in the movie adaptation of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''. In the original novel Lila and Sam become romantically involved [[spoiler:after Mary is killed and they try to solve her murder.]] Hitchcock made their relationship platonic in the film, because it would be gross otherwise.
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otherwise. In the 1982 sequel ''Film/PsychoII'', though, Lila has married Sam and had a daughter with him, called Mary.



* ''Film/TheHungerGames'' movie franchise adds several hints of a romantic development to Effie and Haymitch's relationship, especially in the two parts of ''[[Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjay Mockingjay]]''. One suspects this has less to do with the need for yet another romance in the series and more to strengthen the expansion of Effie's character, since she has only a cameo in the last book but plays a far more significant role in the films. There's also the fact that Creator/ElizabethBanks, whose performance was the very reason the series creator Creator/SuzanneCollins chose to spare Effie from her planned [[DemotedToExtra Demotion To Extra]] in the first place, was a pretty hardcore ShipperOnDeck for the pairing by all accounts.

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movie franchise adds several hints of a romantic development to Effie and Haymitch's relationship, especially in the two parts of ''[[Film/TheHungerGamesMockingjay Mockingjay]]''. One suspects this has less to do with the need for yet another romance in the series and more to strengthen the expansion of Effie's character, since she has only a cameo in the last book but plays a far more significant role in the films. There's also the fact that Creator/ElizabethBanks, whose performance was the very reason the series creator Creator/SuzanneCollins chose to spare Effie from her planned [[DemotedToExtra Demotion To Extra]] in the first place, was a pretty hardcore ShipperOnDeck for the pairing by all accounts.



* ''Film/SeventhSon2015'' changes Tom and Alice from twelve-year-olds with UnresolvedSexualTension to young adults who share a kiss at the end.
* ''Film/JurassicPark'' turns Ellie into Alan Grant's girlfriend in addition to being his student. The second book does say something about Ellie being "involved" with Grant, but doesn't specify if it was romantic. Ironically in the film's canon, they've split up by the third.



* This happens surprisingly little in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', despite being a MassiveMultiPlayerCrossover for fairytales, as most characters retain their canonical fairy tale love interest or one person of the couple became a CompositeCharacter, or even CrackPairing / CrossoverShip with another character, but a few stand out:
** [[{{Squick}} Cora aka the Miller's Daughter and Rumplestilskin]] as an UnholyMatrimony couple. This ends badly for both of them with the latter got heartbroken as she [[spoiler:rip out her emotion for power]] and the former [[spoiler:dead]]. Inverted with Peter Pan & Wendy (due to the former has a case of AdaptationalVillainy) and Rapunzel & her prince (he already married to Snow White and this show is family-friendly)

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* This happens surprisingly little in ''Series/OnceUponATime'', despite being a MassiveMultiPlayerCrossover for fairytales, as most characters retain their canonical fairy tale love interest or one person of the couple became a CompositeCharacter, or even CrackPairing / CrossoverShip with another character, but a few stand out:
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out: [[{{Squick}} Cora aka the Miller's Daughter and Rumplestilskin]] as an UnholyMatrimony couple. This ends badly for both of them with the latter got heartbroken as she [[spoiler:rip out her emotion for power]] and the former [[spoiler:dead]]. Inverted with Peter Pan & Wendy (due to the former has a case of AdaptationalVillainy) and Rapunzel & her prince (he already married to Snow White and this show is family-friendly)



* In-universe in ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''. When two producers from LA want to make a sitcom based on the twins' lives, they give London a GenderFlip to create a romance with Maddie. London's reaction?
--> "I wouldn't want to date Maddie. She's not my type; [[BaitAndSwitch she's poor]]."



* The musical adaptation of ''SchoolOfRock'' does this to Dewey's boss Ms. Mullins. Aside from them kissing a couple times and them making her younger and around Dewey's age, this does not alter the plot that much from the film.

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* The musical adaptation of ''SchoolOfRock'' does this to Dewey's boss Ms. Mullins. Aside from them kissing a couple times and them making her younger and around Dewey's age, this does not alter the plot that much from the film. This has some justification in that the original script did have the two ending up together.
21st Oct '16 11:16:42 PM jormis29
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* The live-action adaptation of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' already takes many, many liberties from the source material, but one of the biggest is the relationship between Eren and Mikasa. In the original, they are adopted siblings (though there are many, many hints that Mikasa sees Eren as more than a brother), while the adaptation drops the adopted sibling angle and goes for a full-on romance between them. While this may not sit well with traditionalists, it's safe to assume those who ship Eren/Mikasa couldn't be happier (not that them being canonically adoptive siblings ever stopped them in the first place).

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* The live-action adaptation of ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' ''Film/AttackOnTitan'' already takes many, many liberties from [[Manga/AttackOnTitan the source material, manga]], but one of the biggest is the relationship between Eren and Mikasa. In the original, they are adopted siblings (though there are many, many hints that Mikasa sees Eren as more than a brother), while the adaptation drops the adopted sibling angle and goes for a full-on romance between them. While this may not sit well with traditionalists, it's safe to assume those who ship Eren/Mikasa couldn't be happier (not that them being canonically adoptive siblings ever stopped them in the first place).
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