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22nd May '17 10:06:49 PM Mhazard
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Most commonly broadcasted with a FirstKiss, but every once in a while you find a more… drastic variant (GladToBeAliveSex comes to mind). Compare RelationshipReveal--a moment where an implied but existing couple becomes canon. A move from casual to serious can involve IGotYouADrawer. Also compare TheyDo--the point past which the RomanceArc is concluded and the relationship becomes a constant that feeds ''other'' plot threads. Contrast DerailingLoveInterests-- where a relationship Downgrade happens to a RomanticFalseLead so an OfficialCouple can be hooked up. Though they often coincide (e.g. in a LastMinuteHookup) the two are far from synonymous; a RelationshipUpgrade can be the beginning of hardships, trials and tribulations that the relationship may not survive at all.

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Most commonly broadcasted with a FirstKiss, but every once in a while you find a more… drastic variant (GladToBeAliveSex comes to mind). Compare RelationshipReveal--a moment where an implied but existing couple becomes canon. A move from casual to serious can involve IGotYouADrawer. Also compare TheyDo--the point past which the RomanceArc is concluded and the relationship becomes a constant that feeds ''other'' plot threads. Contrast DerailingLoveInterests-- where a relationship Downgrade downgrade happens to a RomanticFalseLead so an OfficialCouple can be hooked up. Though they often coincide (e.g. in a LastMinuteHookup) the two are far from synonymous; a RelationshipUpgrade can be the beginning of hardships, trials and tribulations that the relationship may not survive at all.
21st May '17 4:17:24 PM AshlynNyx
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* ''WesternAnimation/SamuraiJack'': Jack and [[spoiler:Ashi]] in the eighth episode of season five, after she tried to kill him earlier in the season and then [[HeelFaceTurn becoming his companion]], the episode ends with their BigDamnKiss after a monster fight.
12th May '17 6:43:03 AM Bobbycanfly
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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'', Cloud and Tifa's [[PreClimaxClimax night under the Highwind]], according to WordOfGod.
5th May '17 10:39:27 PM Mr.Bubbles
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** After a lot of UnresolvedSexualTension and moving up from rivals to VitrolicBestBuds, Mondo and Taka get together near the end of the Hope Games.

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** After a lot of UnresolvedSexualTension and moving up from rivals to VitrolicBestBuds, VitriolicBestBuds, Mondo and Taka get together near the end of the Hope Games.
5th May '17 10:38:04 PM Mr.Bubbles
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* ''Blog/ThePredespairKids'' has had more than a few.
** Makoto and Kyoko get together during Valentine's Day, which Sayaka is initially against, [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy but decides to support them anyway]].
** After a lot of UnresolvedSexualTension and moving up from rivals to VitrolicBestBuds, Mondo and Taka get together near the end of the Hope Games.
** In the sequel, ''The Despair Kids,'' [[OriginalCharacter Junpei and Orochi]] get together after a dangerous situation in Towa City.
30th Apr '17 10:18:05 PM BNSF1995
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* An unusual example in ''Film/AttackOnTitan2015'': in the original manga/anime, Eren and Mikasa are adoptive siblings in an AmbiguousSituation. The film version removes the sibling angle and ambiguity, and makes them a full-blown OfficialCouple.

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* An unusual example in ''Film/AttackOnTitan2015'': ''[[Film/AttackOnTitan2015 Attack on Titan]]'': in the original manga/anime, Eren and Mikasa are adoptive siblings in an AmbiguousSituation. The film version removes the sibling angle and ambiguity, and makes them a full-blown OfficialCouple.
30th Apr '17 10:17:21 PM BNSF1995
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* An unusual example in ''Film/AttackOnTitan2015'': in the original manga/anime, Eren and Mikasa are adoptive siblings in an AmbiguousSituation. The film version removes the sibling angle and ambiguity, and makes them a full-blown OfficialCouple.
24th Apr '17 1:28:36 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': [[BlindJustice Matt Murdock]] [[OfficeRomance and]] [[SexySecretary Karen Page]] become a couple early on in season 2 (though they're temporarily driven apart later by Elektra reentering Matt's life). They had signs of tension in season 1, though they didn't have time to act on their feelings because they were all preoccupied with taking down Wilson Fisk. By the start of season 2, they've gotten to the point that Matt's willing to let [[HandsOnApproach Karen guide him to sink the 8-ball]] during [[Recap/Daredevil2015S2E1Bang an after-work round of pool at Josie's]]. By "[[Recap/Daredevil2015S2E4PennyAndDime Penny and Dime]]", the two are flirting whenever they're alone or Foggy has just stepped away from them to handle something else. Their way of celebrating Frank Castle's capture, after a round of drinks at Josie's, is to share [[RomanticRain a passionate first kiss in the rain]].

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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': ''Series/TheDefenders2017'':
**''Series/Daredevil2015'':
[[BlindJustice Matt Murdock]] [[OfficeRomance and]] [[SexySecretary Karen Page]] become a couple early on in season 2 (though they're temporarily driven apart later by Elektra reentering Matt's life). They had have signs of tension in season 1, though they didn't don't have time to act on their feelings because they were are all preoccupied with taking down Wilson Fisk. By the start of season 2, they've gotten to the point that Matt's willing to let [[HandsOnApproach Karen guide him to sink the 8-ball]] during [[Recap/Daredevil2015S2E1Bang an after-work round of pool at Josie's]]. By "[[Recap/Daredevil2015S2E4PennyAndDime Penny and Dime]]", the two are flirting whenever they're alone or Foggy has just stepped away from them to handle something else. Their way of celebrating Frank Castle's capture, after a round of drinks at Josie's, is to share [[RomanticRain a passionate first kiss in the rain]]. They are temporarily driven apart in the second half of season 2 by Matt's nighttime activities and Karen finding Elektra in Matt's bed, but in the season 2 finale, Matt privately meets with Karen to disclose his secret, with a hint that they'll reconcile.
**''Series/IronFist2017'': Danny Rand and Colleen Wing have a lot of clear tension from the moment they first meet. They eventually realize their feelings and become lovers halfway through the first season.
19th Apr '17 10:13:16 AM Ambaryerno
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* {{Subverted}} when Hellion attempts to push one in issue 19 of ''Comicbook/{{X 23}}''. Throughout the arc Laura has been standoffish and avoiding talking to Julian, who spends the entire arc trying to talk to ''her''. Finally, he tries to invoke this trope by planting a ForcefulKiss on her, and tells her how much the kiss is going to change things. Laura, however, permanently breaks off their relationship instead by telling him she no longer has feelings for him. Julian's angry outburst in response finishes off their friendship, as well (though Laura admits to Gambit she still cares for him at the end of the issue).
14th Apr '17 6:55:41 PM Gamermaster
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* ''Manga/HappyHappyClover'': While Shallot and Mallow are both great friends. Shallot has mentioned to Clover earlier in the series that he has a crush on Mallow but he's to shy to tells her that. However in the final volume of the manga, one story titled "Mallow's Heart Sours" contains an accidental love confession between Shallot and Mallow in private. Basically, Mallow asks Shallot to find an ingredient she needs since she wants to be a nurse which Shallot did. This resulted in him not showing up at Professor Hoot's school the next day and Clover, Kale, and Mallow are the only students present. Mallow decides to visit Shallot's house where he is seen laying in bed covered in bruises and injuring his hands. Mallow starts taking care of him but Shallot starts asking her why she is at him place and not at school. She replies by hearing that he was absent that that day and starts asking him how he get hurt. [[LoveConfession He starts becoming very tongue twisted and has a hard time responding until he yells at Mallow saying that he really liked her]]. [[LuminescentBlush This causes Mallow to blush and becomes speechless]] for a moment and quickly hugs Shallot in bed. Mallow then mentions that her hearts has been beating alot lately and felt weird. [[spoiler: They later end up getting married and have children of there own.]]]

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* ''Manga/HappyHappyClover'': While Shallot and Mallow are both great friends. Shallot has mentioned to Clover earlier in the series that he has a crush on Mallow but he's to shy to tells her that. However in the final volume of the manga, one story titled "Mallow's Heart Sours" contains an accidental love confession between Shallot and Mallow in private. Basically, Mallow asks Shallot to find an ingredient she needs since she wants to be a nurse which Shallot did. This resulted in him not showing up at Professor Hoot's school the next day and Clover, Kale, and Mallow are the only students present. Mallow decides to visit Shallot's house where he is seen laying in bed covered in bruises and injuring his hands. Mallow starts taking care of him but Shallot starts asking her why she is at him place and not at school. She replies by hearing that he was absent that that day and starts asking him how he get hurt. [[LoveConfession He starts becoming very tongue twisted and has a hard time responding until he yells at Mallow saying that he really liked her]]. [[LuminescentBlush This causes Mallow to blush and becomes speechless]] for a moment and quickly hugs Shallot in bed. Mallow then mentions that her hearts has been beating alot lately and felt weird. [[spoiler: They later end up getting married and have children of there own.]]]]]



* Haru and Tsurezure from ''Manga/{{Ojojojo}}'' get together pretty quickly (Chapter 14), but their nature as a ChastityCouple means that it takes a while for them to do things that normal couples do (like kiss, hold hands, or even refer to each other by their first names).



* Franchise/{{Superman}}: Clark and Lois were casually dating already, but the RelationshipUpgrade happens in "Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite", when he proposes. WordOfGod is that originally she was supposed to turn him down because of her torch for Superman and [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo would be God]], but then they realised that simply wasn't the Lois they were writing anymore.

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* Franchise/{{Superman}}: Clark and Lois were casually dating already, but the RelationshipUpgrade happens in "Krisis of the Krimson Kryptonite", when he proposes. WordOfGod is that originally she was supposed to turn him down because of her torch for Superman and [[StatusQuoIsGod status quo would be God]], but then they realised realized that simply wasn't the Lois they were writing anymore.
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