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30th Jan '16 8:38:59 PM JMQwilleran
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* In the ''Literature/{{Clementine}}'' books, Clementine insistently states in her narration that even though he's trying, Margaret's big brother Mitchell is N-O-T ''not'' her boyfriend, though if she ever had one, it would be him.
30th Jan '16 7:49:33 AM skidoo23
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** After said boyfriend [[spoiler: dies tragically]], Clara and the Doctor's relationship deepens and they do become a de facto couple, with Clara in "Before the Flood" even at one point playing the "if you really love me" card and acknowledging that after [[spoiler: Danny's death]], she's not ready to lose the Doctor, too. Climaxes in the final three episodes when [[spoiler: Clara's death results in the Doctor becoming TheUnfettered and nearly destroying time itself to bring her back]], during which this trope is invoked in "Hell Bent" when a female character challenges the Doctor as to why he's doing this for Clara, to which he replies, "She's just my friend," which triggers a DeadpanSnarker response that makes it clear the woman doesn't believe it.
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** After said boyfriend [[spoiler: dies tragically]], Clara and the Doctor's relationship deepens and they do become a de facto couple, couple in all but name (in a non-sexual fashion, or so it would appear on screen), with Clara in "Before the Flood" even at one point playing the "if you really love me" card and acknowledging that after [[spoiler: Danny's death]], she's not ready to lose the Doctor, too. (It's worth noting that in the first episode after [[spoiler: Danny's death]], Clara tells the Doctor that, besides him, the Doctor is the only other man she'd ever have married.) Climaxes in the final three episodes when [[spoiler: Clara's death results in the Doctor becoming TheUnfettered and nearly destroying time itself to bring her back]], during which this trope is invoked in "Hell Bent" when a female character challenges the Doctor as to why he's doing this for Clara, to which he replies, "She's just my friend," which triggers a DeadpanSnarker response that makes it clear the woman doesn't believe it.
30th Jan '16 7:46:30 AM skidoo23
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** After said boyfriend [[spoiler: dies tragically]], Clara and the Doctor's relationship deepens and they do become a de facto couple, with Clara in "Before the Flood" even at one point playing the "if you really love me" card and acknowledging that after [[spoiler: Danny's death]], she's not ready to lose the Doctor, too. Climaxes in the final three episodes when [[spoiler: Clara's death results in the Doctor becoming TheUnfettered and nearly destroying time itself to bring her back]], during which this trope is invoked in "Hell Bent" when a female character challenges the Doctor as to why he's doing this for Clara, to which he replies, "She's just my friend," which triggers a DeadpanSnarker response that makes it clear the woman doesn't believe it.
20th Jan '16 10:14:37 PM LadyNorbert
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** Even before that Inuyasha has the famous ''We're NOT lovers'' exchange with Kagome in the Thunder brothers arc. ** Kagome also has several ''He is not my Boyfriend moments'' including one where her friends ask her about her ''boyfriend'' and she replies that they are not together and were ''thrown together by a cruel twist of fate.'' This confuses them greatly as they were referring to Houjo.
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** Even before that that, Inuyasha has the famous ''We're NOT lovers'' "We're ''not'' lovers" exchange with Kagome in the Thunder brothers arc. ** Kagome also has several ''He "He is not my Boyfriend moments'' boyfriend" moments, including one where her friends ask her about her ''boyfriend'' boyfriend, and she replies that they are not together and were ''thrown "thrown together by a cruel twist of fate.'' " This confuses them greatly as they were referring to Houjo.

* In ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', The Dude is quite insistent that Maude Lebowski is not his "special lady", but his "fuckin' lady friend, man!". Probably an example of InsistentTerminology too.
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* In ''Film/TheBigLebowski'', The Dude is quite insistent that Maude Lebowski is not his "special lady", lady," but his "fuckin' lady friend, man!". Probably an example of InsistentTerminology too.

* In ''Film/{{Entrapment}}'', Sean Connery's character said this word for word unto Ving Rhames' character when his relationship with Catherine Zeta Jones' character was questioned. * ''Film/FriendsWithBenefits'': Dylan and Jamie both say this for each other, but Dylan more strongly and harshly when pressed by his sister. [[ExactEavesdropping Jamie of course overhears.]]
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* In ''Film/{{Entrapment}}'', Sean Connery's SeanConnery's character said this word for word unto Ving Rhames' character when his relationship with Catherine Zeta Jones' character was questioned. * ''Film/FriendsWithBenefits'': Dylan and Jamie both say this for each other, but Dylan more strongly and harshly when pressed by his sister. [[ExactEavesdropping Jamie Jamie, of course course, overhears.]]

-->'''Martha May:''' [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Did I have a crush on the Grinch? Well, of course not!]]\\
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-->'''Martha May:''' [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Did I ''I'' have a crush on the Grinch? Well, of course not!]]\\

* ''Film/MirrorMask'', when Helena insists to her mother that Valentine is ''not'' her boyfriend.
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* In ''Film/MirrorMask'', when Helena insists to her mother that Valentine is ''not'' her boyfriend.

* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', in a rather serious situation, [[spoiler: Cira insists]] that Jerin is not her boyfriend, and she is not interested in him at all. This is important, because [[spoiler: the villains want to make a show of raping Jerin, with her ForcedToWatch. She takes the fun out of it]] by claming she's lesbian. She's actually rather attracted to Jerin, [[spoiler: who, unbeknownst to him, is engaged to marry her.]] * ''Literature/HarryPotter'': ** LikeBrotherAndSister example when Harry says this about Hermione to a worried Viktor Krum in ''The Goblet of Fire'' and has to keep on telling that to half of Hogwarts because of Rita Skeeter's meddling. Poor Hermione is even attacked by Harry's [[EstrogenBrigade rabid fangirls]] and has Molly giving her the cold shoulder for a while.
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* In ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'', in a rather serious situation, [[spoiler: Cira insists]] that Jerin is not her boyfriend, and she is not interested in him at all. This is important, because [[spoiler: the villains want to make a show of raping Jerin, with her ForcedToWatch. She takes the fun out of it]] by claming claiming she's lesbian. She's actually rather attracted to Jerin, [[spoiler: who, unbeknownst to him, is engaged to marry her.]] * ''Literature/HarryPotter'': ** LikeBrotherAndSister example when Harry says this about Hermione ''Literature/HarryPotter'': This happens repeatedly to a worried Viktor Krum Harry, thanks to Rita Skeeter's false reporting in ''The Goblet of Fire'' that Hermione is his girlfriend. Harry and Hermione are LikeBrotherAndSister, but he still has to explain things to a worried Viktor Krum - and has to keep on telling that ''keep on'' saying it to half of Hogwarts because of Rita Skeeter's meddling. Hogwarts. Poor Hermione is even attacked by Harry's [[EstrogenBrigade rabid fangirls]] and even has Molly [[MamaBear Molly]] giving her the cold shoulder for a while.

* In ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'', Joshua keeps on telling Miron that CuteAndPsycho Laoise is not his girlfriend, despite Miron's mocking, if good-natured claims to the contrary. Seeing how Joshua is the resident NiceGuy, it's hard to say what his feeling for Laoise really are. * ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. In "A Matter for Men" [=McCarthy=]'s JerkAss co-worker Ted deliberately lets an annoying officer think they're gay lovers to piss him off. [=McCarthy=] spends the rest of the novel denying that he and Ted are boyfriends, "or any other kind of friends."
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* In ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'', Joshua keeps on telling Miron that CuteAndPsycho Laoise is not his girlfriend, despite Miron's mocking, if good-natured mocking (if good-natured) claims to the contrary. Seeing how Joshua is the resident NiceGuy, it's hard to say what his feeling feelings for Laoise really are. * ''Literature/TheWarAgainstTheChtorr''. In "A Matter for Men" Men," [=McCarthy=]'s JerkAss co-worker Ted deliberately lets an annoying officer think they're gay lovers to piss him off. [=McCarthy=] spends the rest of the novel denying that he and Ted are boyfriends, "or any other kind of friends."

** In ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIBlewUpTheMoon'' after [[spoiler:the BigDamnKiss of the]] last book, Ray and Penny's relationship remains poorly defined. They spent too much time avoiding awkward conversations.
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** In ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIBlewUpTheMoon'' ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsIBlewUpTheMoon,'' after [[spoiler:the BigDamnKiss of the]] last book, Ray and Penny's relationship remains poorly defined. They spent too much time avoiding awkward conversations.

* Justified on Supernatural. Sam and Dean Winchester are attached at the hip, look nothing alike, spend most of their time checking into motel rooms together, almost always use aliases with different last names, and at any given moment have been caught in the midst of deep emotional tension you could cut with a knife. Add Dean's tendency to joke-flirt ("Sammy, I get all tingly when you take control." "Be my Valentine?" etc. etc.) and the fact that they're both so gosh-darn pretty (a stereotype, yes, but still a factor) and it's hardly any surprise that they have to keep frantically saying "No, we're brothers! Honest!" * Played with in the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' short "Catching Trouble", and combining the trope with HaveAGayOldTime, when the announcer refers to hunter Bob Ross as his "boyfriend".
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* Justified on Supernatural.''Series/{{Supernatural}}''. Sam and Dean Winchester are attached at the hip, look nothing alike, spend most of their time checking into motel rooms together, almost always use aliases with different last names, and at any given moment have been caught in the midst of deep emotional tension you could cut with a knife. Add Dean's tendency to joke-flirt ("Sammy, I get all tingly when you take control." "Be my Valentine?" etc. etc.) and the fact that they're both so gosh-darn pretty (a stereotype, yes, but still a factor) and it's hardly any surprise that they have to keep frantically saying "No, we're brothers! Honest!" * Played with in the ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'' short "Catching Trouble", Trouble," and combining the trope with HaveAGayOldTime, when the announcer refers to hunter Bob Ross as his "boyfriend"."boyfriend."

** Makes an appearance in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Witch Hunt'' when Ariane enquires about the exact relationship between a romanced Male Warden and Morrigan. Apparently when he thinks no one is looking, the Warden often absent-mindedly plays with the ring Morrigan gave him, causing Ariane to wonder if her knowledge of the significance of humans sharing rings is accurate.
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** Makes an appearance in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Witch Hunt'' when Ariane enquires inquires about the exact relationship between a romanced Male Warden and Morrigan. Apparently when he thinks no one is looking, the Warden often absent-mindedly plays with the ring Morrigan gave him, causing Ariane to wonder if her knowledge of the significance of humans sharing rings is accurate.

* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Sam and Danny frequently insist "We're not lovebirds", even though they end up [[RelationshipUpgrade becoming just that]] in the GrandFinale. ** Also counts as ironic BookEnds- In the beginning of the first episode, they're protesting vehemently that they do not have a relationship. At the end of the last, they finally kiss.
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* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'': Sam and Danny frequently insist "We're not lovebirds", lovebirds," even though they end up [[RelationshipUpgrade becoming just that]] in the GrandFinale. ** Also counts as ironic BookEnds- BookEnds. In the beginning of the first episode, they're protesting vehemently that they do not have a relationship. At the end of the last, they finally kiss.

* Said by Mac in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' featuring Goo. This was done not only due to Mac being eight years old and embarrassed, but also because it was true, and Goo was being a real pest to everyone. Naturally, no one believes him.
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* Said by Mac in the first episode of ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' featuring Goo. This was done said not only due to Mac being eight years old and embarrassed, but also because it was true, and Goo was being a real pest to everyone. Naturally, no one believes him.

--> '''Lisa:''' I dream of a world without guns. Don't we all, William?
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--> '''Lisa:''' I 'I dream of a world without guns. guns.' Don't we all, William?

-->'''Bart:''' Hey dad! Have fun with your boyfriend!
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-->'''Bart:''' Hey dad! Dad! Have fun with your boyfriend!

* A twist in ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'': Irma initially can't stand geeky Martin, but an unintentional romantic moment between them leads him to spread the word around that they're dating. Eventually Irma does develop feelings for Martin, but by then has publically humiliated him and won't actually make a move. When BigBad Nerissa comes to school disguised as the hot new girl and casts a love spell on all the boys, Irma has to adamantly remind ''herself'' that Martin isn't her boyfriend and she has no right to get mad at him for fawning over Nerissa.
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* A twist in ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'': Irma initially can't stand geeky Martin, but an unintentional romantic moment between them leads him to spread the word around that they're dating. Eventually Irma does develop feelings for Martin, but by then has publically publicly humiliated him and won't actually make a move. When BigBad Nerissa comes to school disguised as the hot new girl and casts a love spell on all the boys, Irma has to adamantly remind ''herself'' that Martin isn't her boyfriend and she has no right to get mad at him for fawning over Nerissa.

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* A twist Oddly subverted in ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}'': Irma initially can't stand geeky Martin, but an unintentional romantic moment between them leads him to spread the word around ''WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}}'' cartoon. Over the course of the series, the title character and his best friend encounter a number of characters who misinterpret the nature of their relationship, sometimes explicitly referring to her as his girlfriend. Neither one ever bothers to correct the misconception; then again, WordOfGod has indicated that they're dating. Eventually Irma does develop feelings for Martin, but by then has publically humiliated him and won't actually make it might not ''be'' [[GhostShipping a move. When BigBad Nerissa comes to school disguised as the hot new girl and casts a love spell on all the boys, Irma has to adamantly remind ''herself'' that Martin isn't her boyfriend and she has no right to get mad at him for fawning over Nerissa.misconception]].
16th Jan '16 12:37:12 PM sorako
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If they aren't couple nor want to be, it's Mistaken For Romance
!!Inverted Examples, where she really isn't [[folder:Live Action TV]] * ''Series/DoctorWho'': Donna Noble used this line more than any other companion ever (about once an episode). And it really is true: Donna is TheNotLoveInterest. [[/folder]]
13th Jan '16 12:22:31 AM Maniago
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* In ''WesternAnimation/CaptureTheFlag'': When his grandfather calls Amy Mike’s girlfriend, both of them firmly deny this is the case.
12th Jan '16 3:20:30 PM eroock
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-->--''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', "Overdue"
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-->--''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', -->-- ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'', "Overdue"
11th Jan '16 4:58:00 PM jormis29
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* In ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets'', Dipper and Pacifica seem to deny that their hug from the episode "Northwest Mansion Mystery" ever happened. Mabel sounds like [[ShipperOnDeck she knows otherwise]].
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* In ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets'', Dipper and Pacifica seem to deny that their hug from the episode "Northwest "[[Recap/GravityFallsS2E10NorthwestMansionMystery Northwest Mansion Mystery" Mystery]]" ever happened. Mabel sounds like [[ShipperOnDeck she knows otherwise]].
4th Jan '16 2:03:08 PM Eievie
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A standard response in the face of an accusation that two characters are more than JustFriends. Usually said with an exclamation point - or ten - at the end, and emphasis on the "NOT", maybe accompanied by breaking something.
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A standard response in the face of an accusation that two characters are more than JustFriends. Usually said with an exclamation point - -- or ten - -- at the end, and emphasis on the "NOT", maybe accompanied by breaking something.

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** A large portion of their fellow students assume that Haruhi and Kyon are dating; Kyon's friend Taniguchi in particular is completely convinced of this, no matter how often Kyon says otherwise. Also, after Kyon and Nagato [[spoiler:finally defeat Ryoko the GirlWithPsychoWeapon]], Taniguchi finds Yuki lying against Kyon while holding onto his arms, and now Taniguchi firmly believes that Kyon had sex with Yuki in the classroom... Kyon's heated (for him) over-explanation doesn't help. His friend points out that for both [[DeadpanSnarker Kyon]] ''and'' [[TheStoic Yuki]] to show that much emotion over anything is very suspicious. Which is absolutely correct.
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** ** A large portion of their fellow students assume that Haruhi and Kyon are dating; Kyon's friend Taniguchi in particular is completely convinced of this, no matter how often Kyon says otherwise. Also, after Kyon and Nagato [[spoiler:finally defeat Ryoko the GirlWithPsychoWeapon]], Taniguchi finds Yuki lying against Kyon while holding onto his arms, and now Taniguchi firmly believes that Kyon had sex with Yuki in the classroom... Kyon's heated (for him) over-explanation doesn't help. His friend points out that for both [[DeadpanSnarker Kyon]] ''and'' [[TheStoic Yuki]] to show that much emotion over anything is very suspicious. Which is absolutely correct.

* ''Manga/SkipBeat'' opens with Sho stating this about Kyoko, his [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend childhood friend]] [[LikeBrotherAndSister who his parents raised]], who he was essentially using as a maid. Of course, [[spoiler: after he says it enough times and she [[BeautifulAllAlong successfully enters show business]], he realizes that it's not true - by which time she has stopped seeking his affections and is [[ObliviousToLove completely oblivious to the fact that he is now actually seeking hers]].]] Sho and Kyoko continue to deny that they are or ever have been dating, even after [[spoiler: he states that she BELONGS TO HIM and attempts to drive off his romantic rivals.]]
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* ''Manga/SkipBeat'' opens with Sho stating this about Kyoko, his [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend childhood friend]] [[LikeBrotherAndSister who his parents raised]], who he was essentially using as a maid. Of course, [[spoiler: after he says it enough times and she [[BeautifulAllAlong successfully enters show business]], he realizes that it's not true - -- by which time she has stopped seeking his affections and is [[ObliviousToLove completely oblivious to the fact that he is now actually seeking hers]].]] Sho and Kyoko continue to deny that they are or ever have been dating, even after [[spoiler: he states that she BELONGS TO HIM and attempts to drive off his romantic rivals.]]

* Yuko from ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'' displays this kind of attitude in relation to her not-boyfriend Clow, and she tends to get rather vindictive should someone suggest she had some kind of relationship with the guy.
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* Yuko from ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'' displays this kind of attitude in relation to her not-boyfriend not --boyfriend Clow, and she tends to get rather vindictive should someone suggest she had some kind of relationship with the guy.

--> '''Kiyoh:''' Yoko! When did you have children? Don't tell me you and Kamina-?!\\
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--> '''Kiyoh:''' Yoko! When did you have children? Don't tell me you and Kamina-?!\\Kamina--?!\\

* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': At the beginning of the story Asuka denied Shinji was her boyfriend and vice versa. One of the reasons is they did not know where they stood with each other and the only thing they were certain about is they did not want to remain apart. Other of the reasons is they were in denial. Later they got together -after a fashion- but Asuka was unsure about her own feelings for a while, so she denied it until her doubts disappeared.
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* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': At the beginning of the story Asuka denied Shinji was her boyfriend and vice versa. One of the reasons is they did not know where they stood with each other and the only thing they were certain about is they did not want to remain apart. Other of the reasons is they were in denial. Later they got together -after -- after a fashion- fashion -- but Asuka was unsure about her own feelings for a while, so she denied it until her doubts disappeared.

* In the ''MuvLuvAlternative''[=/=]''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'' crossover ''FanFic/ProjectIgnition'', this is common enough with Adler and Selene, seeing everyone sees them as a couple. However, pressing the issue is dangerous as it appears to be one of [[AntiHero Adler's]] {{Berserk Button}}s. Sort of, because usually pressing his BerserkButton actually causes violence- in this case, it's just yelling.
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* In the ''MuvLuvAlternative''[=/=]''VideoGame/ArmoredCore'' crossover ''FanFic/ProjectIgnition'', this is common enough with Adler and Selene, seeing everyone sees them as a couple. However, pressing the issue is dangerous as it appears to be one of [[AntiHero Adler's]] {{Berserk Button}}s. Sort of, because usually pressing his BerserkButton actually causes violence- violence -- in this case, it's just yelling.

-->'''Light:''' Hello, everyone, I'm Light, L's boyfr-\\
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-->'''Light:''' Hello, everyone, I'm Light, L's boyfr-\\boyfr--\\

* Averted in ''Fanfic/BravelyTangledUpWithDragons''--Flynn asks Hiccup where his girlfriend went, referring to Merida, but Hiccup narrowly avoids saying this as Flynn took a tree branch to the face, swung by none other than Merida.
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* Averted in ''Fanfic/BravelyTangledUpWithDragons''--Flynn ''Fanfic/BravelyTangledUpWithDragons'' -- Flynn asks Hiccup where his girlfriend went, referring to Merida, but Hiccup narrowly avoids saying this as Flynn took a tree branch to the face, swung by none other than Merida.

--> '''Doppler:''' Ooo, uh- No. Thank you. We don't drink, and, uh- and, uh, we're not a couple.
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--> '''Doppler:''' Ooo, uh- uh -- No. Thank you. We don't drink, and, uh- uh -- and, uh, we're not a couple.

** Subverted with the Doctor and Donna Noble, who seem to do this bit about once an episode. But Donna is something of a [[TheNotLoveInterest Not Love Interest]] because when they say it, it really is 100% true. It's entirely [[PlatonicLifePartners without the romantic tension]].

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** Subverted with the Doctor and !!Inverted Examples, where she really isn't [[folder:Live Action TV]] * ''Series/DoctorWho'': Donna Noble, who seem to do Noble used this bit about line more than any other companion ever (about once an episode. But Donna is something of a [[TheNotLoveInterest Not Love Interest]] because when they say it, episode). And it really is 100% true. It's entirely [[PlatonicLifePartners without the romantic tension]].true: Donna is TheNotLoveInterest. [[/folder]]
28th Dec '15 3:10:28 PM MarkLungo
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* In ''VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGnomeGemulets'', Dipper and Pacifica seem to deny that their hug from the episode "Northwest Mansion Mystery" ever happened. Mabel sounds like [[ShipperOnDeck she knows otherwise]].

* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'', video game, "[[VideoGame/GravityFallsLegendOfTheGemulets Legend of the Gnome Gemulets]]", Dipper and Pacifica seem to deny that their hug from the episode "Northwest Mansion Mystery" ever happened. Mabel sounds like [[ShipperOnDeck she knows otherwise]].

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