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19th May '16 1:46:43 PM Tron80
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* In chapter 8 of ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'', Asuka tells Shinji about her mother's death and her feelings of loneliness and isolation. He says he needs her and she wants him to promise never hurting her. From that point on, they're a couple.
18th May '16 2:16:40 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Harry and Christine in ''NightCourt''. A bit of a subversion in that they don't date for very long before deciding they work BetterAsFriends.

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* Harry and Christine in ''NightCourt''.''Series/NightCourt''. A bit of a subversion in that they don't date for very long before deciding they work BetterAsFriends.
4th May '16 1:09:26 AM EricW
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* Fanfic/TheLittlePonyLegend: The "season" The Nightmare's return serves as a "season" long version of this to upgrade [[spoiler: Bolin and Asami]].
29th Apr '16 12:31:16 PM Tron80
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* In chapter 8 of ''Fanfic/ThousandShinji'', after several weeks of arguing and bickering, Shinji and Asuka got together when she sat on his lap and kissed him.
20th Apr '16 2:50:09 AM Tron80
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* ''FanFic/HotspringSouls'' ends with the Chosen Undead and Rhea of Thorolund ''finally'' getting together, and they remain a strong couple in the sequel. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt ALL of their friends]] knew they would eventually hook up anyway, and [[ShipperOnDeck Solaire]] even falls to his knees and cries tears of joy when this happens.

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* ''FanFic/HotspringSouls'' ''FanFic/HotspringSouls'':
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ends with the Chosen Undead and Rhea of Thorolund ''finally'' getting together, and they remain a strong couple in the sequel. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt ALL of their friends]] knew they would eventually hook up anyway, and [[ShipperOnDeck Solaire]] even falls to his knees and cries tears of joy when this happens.


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* In chapter 16 of ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'', Asuka and Shinji have their first date. They dance together for a little while, and finally Asuka kisses him. From that point on, they are officially a couple.
19th Mar '16 2:11:52 PM nombretomado
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* In ''HannahMontana'' Oliver and Lilly had been friends since kindergarten and now are an official couple.

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* In ''HannahMontana'' ''Series/HannahMontana'' Oliver and Lilly had been friends since kindergarten and now are an official couple.



* As of season 3, ''TheBigBangTheory''. (Boy, considering how central {{UST}} is to the show, even posting this is practically a spoiler!)

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* As of season 3, ''TheBigBangTheory''.''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. (Boy, considering how central {{UST}} is to the show, even posting this is practically a spoiler!)
19th Mar '16 3:28:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* It's not really clear whether the scene at the end of the second season of ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' with John and Cameron in bed together is supposed to be this or the ''opposite'', with John realizing how much of a machine she really is and understanding the sexual tension between them isn't real.

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* It's not really clear whether the scene at the end of the second season of ''TheSarahConnorChronicles'' ''Series/TerminatorTheSarahConnorChronicles'' with John and Cameron in bed together is supposed to be this or the ''opposite'', with John realizing how much of a machine she really is and understanding the sexual tension between them isn't real.
12th Mar '16 8:08:35 AM Eievie
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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. 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... more… drastic variant (GladToBeAliveSex comes to mind). Compare RelationshipReveal -- a RelationshipReveal--a moment where an implied but existing couple becomes canon. A move from casual to serious can involve IGotYouADrawer. Also compare TheyDo- the TheyDo--the point past which the RomanceArc is concluded and the relationship becomes a constant that feeds ''other'' plot threads. 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.



* For ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', the ChristmasEpisode was an opportunity to upgrade some relationships-- i.e. Ken and Iori could from that moment on converse with each other in a friendly, civil way rather than with constant unease. Also, Ken laughed for what was [[TheComicallySerious pretty much the first time]] -- much to everyone's amazement. In the more traditional use of the term, this was also implied to be when Sora and Yamato/Matt started dating.

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* For ''Anime/DigimonAdventure02'', the ChristmasEpisode was an opportunity to upgrade some relationships-- i.relationships--i.e. Ken and Iori could from that moment on converse with each other in a friendly, civil way rather than with constant unease. Also, Ken laughed for what was [[TheComicallySerious pretty much the first time]] -- much time]]--much to everyone's amazement. In the more traditional use of the term, this was also implied to be when Sora and Yamato/Matt started dating.



* ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' is a good example of this trope. With a confusing LoveDodecahedron and twice your daily serving of WillTheyOrWontThey , [[spoiler:Taiga and Ryuuji ''finally'']] get upgraded from [[PlatonicLifePartners ...whatever they were,]] to [[spoiler: a couple in episode 24, where Ryuuji [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming proposes]] [[TearJerker to Taiga.]]]]

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* ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' is a good example of this trope. With a confusing LoveDodecahedron and twice your daily serving of WillTheyOrWontThey , [[spoiler:Taiga and Ryuuji ''finally'']] get upgraded from [[PlatonicLifePartners ...from… [[PlatonicLifePartners whatever they were,]] to [[spoiler: a couple in episode 24, where Ryuuji [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming proposes]] [[TearJerker to Taiga.]]]]



* At the end of ''Manga/HappyLesson'', Chitose's mothers decide that he's a grown man and doesn't need mother figures anymore...he needs ''wives''. They all change into bridal gowns and marry the poor guy on the spot.

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* At the end of ''Manga/HappyLesson'', Chitose's mothers decide that he's a grown man and doesn't need mother figures anymore...anymore… he needs ''wives''. They all change into bridal gowns and marry the poor guy on the spot.



* Book four of ''Literature/TheImmortals'' has Daine and Numair realizing that they were meant for each other. The previous books give a few clues to this end, but not all that many - the fact that Daine was in her early teens and Numair in his late twenties, and [[HotForStudent her teacher]], made him uncomfortable about the thing. Luckily for the author's observing MoralGuardians, Daine was already at an age where she would be considered an adult in her time period before this happened, and by that time Daine and Numair were no longer teacher and student, but friends and co-workers.

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* Book four of ''Literature/TheImmortals'' has Daine and Numair realizing that they were meant for each other. The previous books give a few clues to this end, but not all that many - the many--the fact that Daine was in her early teens and Numair in his late twenties, and [[HotForStudent her teacher]], made him uncomfortable about the thing. Luckily for the author's observing MoralGuardians, Daine was already at an age where she would be considered an adult in her time period before this happened, and by that time Daine and Numair were no longer teacher and student, but friends and co-workers.



* In the final episode of the first series of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', Captain Jack Harkness and Ianto finally (and very dramatically) kiss in front of the team -- not quite a LastMinuteHookup but almost.

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* In the final episode of the first series of ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'', Captain Jack Harkness and Ianto finally (and very dramatically) kiss in front of the team -- not team--not quite a LastMinuteHookup but almost.



** [[spoiler: Which was instantly railroaded by [=AltOlivia=] switching places with the real Olivia, and an oblivious Peter continuing his relationship with (and ''impregnating'') the wrong one. When the real Olivia found out...she didn't take it too well. It's up in the air right now whether the upgrade will hold.]]

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** [[spoiler: Which was instantly railroaded by [=AltOlivia=] switching places with the real Olivia, and an oblivious Peter continuing his relationship with (and ''impregnating'') the wrong one. When the real Olivia found out...out… she didn't take it too well. It's up in the air right now whether the upgrade will hold.]]
12th Mar '16 12:05:34 AM CalSantiago
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** Solaire himself ends up with [[spoiler:Lady Maria]] in the sequel.
** Also in the sequel, Garl Vinland and Maiden Astraea upgrade from being live-in boyfriend and girlfriend to being engaged.
12th Mar '16 12:02:11 AM CalSantiago
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* ''FanFic/HotspringSouls'' ends with the Chosen Undead and Rhea of Thorolund ''finally'' getting together, and they remain a strong couple in the sequel. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt ALL of their friends]] knew they would eventually hook up anyway, and [[ShipperOnDeck Solaire]] even falls to his knees and cries tears of joy when this happens.
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