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26th Sep '15 8:42:07 PM nombretomado
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Because breaking a Relationship Ceiling is a common JumpTheShark moment, writers may backpedal with a ToiletSeatDivorce or a ''OneMoreDay'' situation. To avoid this problem, writers will often save breaking the Relationship Ceiling for the GrandFinale resulting in a LastMinuteHookup to reward viewers with an intimate relationship without having to worry about viewers losing interest after the Relationship Ceiling is broken.

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Because breaking a Relationship Ceiling is a common JumpTheShark moment, writers may backpedal with a ToiletSeatDivorce or a ''OneMoreDay'' ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay'' situation. To avoid this problem, writers will often save breaking the Relationship Ceiling for the GrandFinale resulting in a LastMinuteHookup to reward viewers with an intimate relationship without having to worry about viewers losing interest after the Relationship Ceiling is broken.
4th Jan '15 8:57:06 PM trademark
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Because breaking a Relationship Ceiling is a common JumpTheShark moment, writers may backpedal with a ToiletSeatDivorce or a ''OneMoreDay'' situation. Occasionally, writers have the foresight to bring in a new outside character to break the ceiling. However, if this is the ''primary'' reason for the character to exist, they often devolve into a SatelliteCharacter.

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Occasionally, writers have the foresight to bring in a new outside character to break the ceiling. However, if this is the ''primary'' reason for the character to exist, they often devolve into a SatelliteCharacter.

Because breaking a Relationship Ceiling is a common JumpTheShark moment, writers may backpedal with a ToiletSeatDivorce or a ''OneMoreDay'' situation. Occasionally, To avoid this problem, writers have will often save breaking the foresight to bring in a new outside character to break the ceiling. However, if this is the ''primary'' reason Relationship Ceiling for the character GrandFinale resulting in a LastMinuteHookup to exist, they often devolve into a SatelliteCharacter.
reward viewers with an intimate relationship without having to worry about viewers losing interest after the Relationship Ceiling is broken.
23rd Dec '14 3:35:56 PM supergod
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Because breaking a Relationship Ceiling is a common JumpTheShark moment, writers may backpedal with a ToiletSeatDivorce (potentially stupid but mundane) or a ''OneMoreDay'' situation (not mundane and ''thus'' stupid). Occasionally, writers have the foresight to bring in a new outside character to break the ceiling. However, if this is the ''primary'' reason for the character to exist, they often devolve into a SatelliteCharacter.

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Because breaking a Relationship Ceiling is a common JumpTheShark moment, writers may backpedal with a ToiletSeatDivorce (potentially stupid but mundane) or a ''OneMoreDay'' situation (not mundane and ''thus'' stupid).situation. Occasionally, writers have the foresight to bring in a new outside character to break the ceiling. However, if this is the ''primary'' reason for the character to exist, they often devolve into a SatelliteCharacter.
20th Jun '14 2:46:04 PM XanderVJ
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''Ceilings are common in subordinate media adaptations of a media property, leaving any major changes for the primary medium for the property to address.'' For instance, in TV series versions of ongoing feature film series, they sometimes set between films. So, the TV series version can hint at certain things developing, but any major developments are reserved for the feature films to deal with such as Po and Tigress' relationship in the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' film series.

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''Ceilings are common in subordinate media adaptations of a media property, leaving any major changes for the primary medium for the property to address.'' For instance, in TV series versions of ongoing feature film series, they sometimes set between films. So, the TV series version can hint at certain things developing, but any major developments are reserved for the feature films to deal with such as Po and Tigress' relationship in the ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' film series.series, or Hiccup and Astrid in ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon''.
21st Feb '14 6:02:26 AM LlamaRamaDingDong
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The level, or perceived stagnation therein, of the relationship of characters. The Relationship Ceiling can create the illusion of [[ShippingBedDeath uninterest in the progression, or just writing, of a relationship]] when in fact it's due to pure design choices. Figuring out the kind of Relationship Ceiling characters have is often a good measure of how probable a future RelationshipUpgrade is. While these ceilings have some basis in reflecting reality, the very noticeable ones are often artificial constructs and the rules governing them tend to hold well over very different scenarios.

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The level, or perceived stagnation therein, of the relationship of characters. The Relationship Ceiling can create the illusion of [[ShippingBedDeath uninterest disinterest in the progression, or just writing, of a relationship]] when in fact it's due to pure design choices. Figuring out the kind of Relationship Ceiling characters have is often a good measure of how probable a future RelationshipUpgrade is. While these ceilings have some basis in reflecting reality, the very noticeable ones are often artificial constructs and the rules governing them tend to hold well over very different scenarios.
26th Apr '13 7:23:01 AM Candi
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''Ceilings prevent relationships from developing past the direct relatability of the audience''. Regardless of the [[CompetenceZone age or makeup]] of the cast, relationships portrayed with any depth generally reflect those the audience is familiar with. For these reasons, shows marketed to kids generally avoid romance entirely because of lack of audience interest. For example, in {{shounen}} a female co-star is involved in the SeriousBusiness of the story rather than treated as a romantic prospect, [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend generally remains a friend even if she would want otherwise]]. Shows for teenagers generally end up with rather shallow romances regardless of the implied deepness, maturity, or importance of it because they emulate (relateable) teenage romances.

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''Ceilings prevent relationships from developing past the direct relatability of the audience''. Regardless of the [[CompetenceZone age or makeup]] of the cast, relationships portrayed with any depth generally reflect those the audience is familiar with. For these reasons, shows marketed to kids generally avoid romance entirely because of lack of audience interest. For example, in {{shounen}} a female co-star is involved in the SeriousBusiness of the story rather than treated as a romantic prospect, [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend generally remains remaining a friend even if she would want otherwise]]. Shows for teenagers generally end up with rather shallow romances regardless of the implied deepness, maturity, or importance of it because they emulate (relateable) (relatable) teenage romances.
4th Apr '13 3:31:14 PM LongLiveHumour
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''Ceilings are common in subordinate media adaptations of a media property, leaving any major changes for the primary medium for the property to address.'' For instance, in TV series versions of ongoing feature film series, they sometimes set between films. So, the TV series version can hint at certain things developing, but any major developments are reserved for the feature films to deal with such as Po and Tigress' relationship in the ''KungFuPanda'' film series.

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''Ceilings are common in subordinate media adaptations of a media property, leaving any major changes for the primary medium for the property to address.'' For instance, in TV series versions of ongoing feature film series, they sometimes set between films. So, the TV series version can hint at certain things developing, but any major developments are reserved for the feature films to deal with such as Po and Tigress' relationship in the ''KungFuPanda'' ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPanda'' film series.
7th Feb '13 12:32:08 PM kchishol
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''Ceilings are common in subordinate media adaptations of a media property, leaving any major changes for the primary medium for the property to address.'' For instance, in TV series versions of ongoing feature film series, they sometimes set between films. So, the TV series version can hint at certain things developing, but any major developments are reserved for the feature films to deal with such as Po and Tigress' relationship in the ''KungFuPanda'' film series.
27th Sep '12 7:30:39 AM Nohbody
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''Ceilings prevent relationships from developing past the direct relatability of the audience''. Regardless of the [[CompetenceZone age or makeup]] of the cast, relationships portrayed with any depth generally reflect those the audience is familiar with. For these reasons, shows marketed to kids generally avoid romance entirely because of lack of audience interest. For example, in {{shounen}} a female co-star is involved in the SeriousBusiness of the story rather than treated as a romantic prospect, [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend generally remains a friend even if she would want otherwise]]. Shows for teenagers generally end up with rather shallow romances regardless of the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome implied deepness, maturity, or importance]] of it because they emulate (relateable) teenage romances.

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''Ceilings prevent relationships from developing past the direct relatability of the audience''. Regardless of the [[CompetenceZone age or makeup]] of the cast, relationships portrayed with any depth generally reflect those the audience is familiar with. For these reasons, shows marketed to kids generally avoid romance entirely because of lack of audience interest. For example, in {{shounen}} a female co-star is involved in the SeriousBusiness of the story rather than treated as a romantic prospect, [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend generally remains a friend even if she would want otherwise]]. Shows for teenagers generally end up with rather shallow romances regardless of the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotAwesome implied deepness, maturity, or importance]] importance of it because they emulate (relateable) teenage romances.
24th Jul '12 9:22:50 AM MsChibi
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See also, TrueLoveIsBoring. Usually a cause of RelationshipWritingFumble.
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