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13th Jan '17 1:05:55 PM Andyroid
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* ''WesternAnimation/VoltronLegendaryDefender'': In "Taking Flight", Hunk gets defensive when Pidge teases him about wanting to rescue Shay, the Balmeran girl who helped him and Coran out in "Tears of the Balmera".
-->'''Hunk:''' She's not my girlfriend! She's just a rock that I met and admire very much.
10th Jan '17 3:04:15 PM NNinja
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** Played with in [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney the second and third games]] between Maya Fey and Phoenix Wright. Pearl assumes the two are a couple, and it seems no amount of red-faced protests will dissuade her.
** In the ''Phoenix Wright'' manga collection, Pearl asks Phoenix about his relationship with Maya, and is met with five Psyche-locks, which within the games, signify a secret that is as well-guarded as possible.

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** Played with in [[VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorney the second and third games]] between Maya Fey and Phoenix Wright. Pearl assumes the two are a couple, and it seems no amount of red-faced protests will dissuade her.
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%%** In the ''Phoenix Wright'' manga collection, Pearl asks Phoenix about his relationship with Maya, and is met with five Psyche-locks, which within the games, signify a secret that is as well-guarded as possible.



** In ''VisualNovel/{{Ace Attorney Investigations|MilesEdgeworth}} 2'', Ray asks if Kay is Edgeworth's girlfriend after he [[spoiler:gives up his badge to continue defending her from murder charges]]. Edgeworth responds that she is his assistant and that he is responsible for her.
5th Jan '17 6:36:41 PM Lemia
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* As far as Lisa and Ally of ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' are concerned; she is just the woman I live with, have lots of kinky sexy with, and spend most of my time with. This delusion is upheld by the characters so they don't have to question weather they are homoromantic or if the other reciprocates; but all their closer friends can see through it.

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* As far as Lisa and Ally of ''Webcomic/{{Sunstone}}'' are concerned; she is just the woman I live with, have lots of kinky sexy with, and spend most of my time with. This delusion is upheld by the characters so they don't have to question weather whether they are homoromantic or if the other reciprocates; but all their closer friends can see through it.


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* In ''Webcomic/{{Avialae}}'', every relative that sees Gannet and Bailey together assume that they're dating. This is not helped by Gannet's complicated hang-ups with relationships making him fine with doing everything with Bailey ''but'' calling their outings together "[[NotADate dates]]".
-->'''Gannet:''' They think we're dating. This isn't going to help.
-->'''Bailey:''' And we're not?
-->'''Gannet:''' ''No.''
29th Dec '16 5:23:40 AM Adept
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* Chloe says this about Bobby in Chapter 6 of the ''AuditionOnline'' fanfic ''FanFic/LearningFromNightmares''.

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* Chloe says this about Bobby in Chapter 6 of the ''AuditionOnline'' ''VideoGame/AuditionOnline'' fanfic ''FanFic/LearningFromNightmares''.
29th Dec '16 1:53:09 AM RandomnessUnlimited
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* Happened once on an episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', when Stumpy asks Kaeloo to [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar make babies with Mr. Cat]].
-->'''Kaeloo:''' Mr. Cat is not my lover[[note]]He does have a crush on her, but it isn't clear whether she likes him back or not[[/note]]!
17th Dec '16 10:42:30 AM IvanovTroping97
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'''Zuko:''' ''([[SpitTake spit-takes]])'' She's not my girlfriend!\\

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'''Zuko:''' ''([[SpitTake spit-takes]])'' She's not my girlfriend!\\
10th Dec '16 10:06:10 AM dmcreif
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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Matt Murdock ends up dating [[SexySecretary Karen Page]] for a bit in season 2. When they and Foggy are visiting Frank Castle at the hospital, the two have a hard time admitting to Foggy that they are now dating. Them holding hands while entering the hospital room itself makes it hard to hide.

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* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Matt Murdock ends up dating [[SexySecretary Karen Page]] for a bit in season 2. When After their first kiss, they and Foggy are visiting Frank Castle at the hospital, the two have a hard time admitting to Foggy that they are now dating. Them dating, even after flirting a bit in front of him at Nelson & Murdock, or [[HoldingHands holding hands hands]] while entering the Frank Castle's hospital room itself makes it hard to hide.room.
8th Dec '16 12:07:19 PM Slothgirl
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* The ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'' revolves around this trope for the first part of the story. Fem!Kirk discovers from Spock Prime that he and her own Prime counterpart were married... and then the spirit of that counterpart gets stuck inside her head, and makes hints about the alternate two's relationship whenever she gets the chance.

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* The ''Film/StarTrek'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9795158/1/Written-in-the-Stars Written in the Stars]]'' ''Fanfic/WrittenInTheStars'' revolves around this trope for the first part of the story. Fem!Kirk discovers from Spock Prime that he and her own Prime counterpart were married... and then the spirit of that counterpart gets stuck inside her head, and makes hints about the alternate two's relationship whenever she gets the chance.
8th Dec '16 7:45:25 AM LadyNorbert
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The number of exclamation marks and how much the characters protest and try to convince people that they ''aren't'' together is usually proportionate to the amount of UnresolvedSexualTension between the characters in question. Presumably characters who really ''are'' just friends wouldn't feel threatened by the accusation. For extra fun, try saying it about some characters who have BelligerentSexualTension.

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The number of exclamation marks and how much the characters protest and try to convince people that they ''aren't'' together is usually proportionate to the amount of UnresolvedSexualTension between the characters in question. Presumably Presumably, characters who really ''are'' just friends wouldn't feel threatened by the accusation. For extra fun, try saying it about some characters who have BelligerentSexualTension.



** [[{{Tsundere}} Asuna]] denies that she has feelings for [[ChickMagnet Negi]]. Nobody ([[EveryoneCanSeeIt including people who know her for weeks or less]]) buys that.

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** [[{{Tsundere}} Asuna]] denies that she has feelings for [[ChickMagnet Negi]]. Nobody ([[EveryoneCanSeeIt including people who know have known her for weeks or even less]]) buys that.



* ''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 whom his parents raised]], who whom 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.]]



* In ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', Fukuda volunteers to help Aoki with her manga illustrations, but is keen to make it clear to his editor, who asks why he is helping a rival mangaka, that he has no interest her. It ultimately turns out that [[spoiler:he really doesn't have any apparent feelings for her, since she ends up with Hiramaru without him being at all displeased about it]], and it proves his commitment to "Team Fukuda" changing Jump.

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* In ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'', Fukuda volunteers to help Aoki with her manga illustrations, but is keen to make it clear to his editor, who asks why he is helping a rival mangaka, that he has no interest in her. It ultimately turns out that [[spoiler:he really doesn't have any apparent feelings for her, since she ends up with Hiramaru without him being at all displeased about it]], and it proves his commitment to "Team Fukuda" changing Jump.



* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' people generally assume that Mikado and Anri are dating. When they explain that they aren't, the typical reaction is usually, "Really? …sweet, I have a shot at her, then!" Note: [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove They do not]].

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* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' people generally assume that Mikado and Anri are dating. When they explain that they aren't, the typical reaction is usually, "Really? …sweet, "Really? ...sweet, I have a shot at her, then!" Note: [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove They do not]].



* Emi from ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' is always assumed to be Maou's jealous ex by those who don't know that the two of them are actually a hero and demon lord from another world (and by someone who actually knew in the fourth light novel). The fact that she blushes while denying these accusations does not help her case.

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* Emi from ''LightNovel/TheDevilIsAPartTimer'' is always assumed to be Maou's jealous ex by those who don't know that the two of them are actually a hero and demon lord from another world (and even by someone who actually knew ''does'' know, in the fourth light novel). The fact that she blushes while denying these accusations does not help her case.



* This is done hilariously in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' Season 2 where Milleina asked Setsuna and Marina if they're lovers, the two answered simultaneously that they're not in a very flat expression. Then when Milleina asked Allelujah and Marie/Souma the same question, all her got is a LuminescentBlush from both of them, causing her to squee in delight.

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* This is done hilariously in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00'' Season 2 where Milleina asked Setsuna and Marina if they're lovers, the two answered simultaneously that they're not in a very flat expression. Then when Milleina asked Allelujah and Marie/Souma the same question, all her got is a LuminescentBlush from both of them, causing her to squee {{squee}} in delight.



* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' has Kyle Rayner and Bleez. While Kyle's identity is a secret, anyone who meets him and Bleez who isn't familiar with the history of the Green Lantern Corps assumes they're a couple because... well, she's hot and they assume Green Lantern would have a hot alien girlfriend.

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* ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' has Kyle Rayner and Bleez. While Kyle's identity is a secret, anyone who meets him and Bleez (and who isn't familiar with the history of the Green Lantern Corps Corps) assumes they're a couple because... well, she's hot and they assume Green Lantern would have a hot alien girlfriend.



* Draco towards Ebony in ''Fanfic/EbonyDarknessDementiaRavenWayVsCanon''. Justified, as, well, she isn't. Good luck telling her that, though.

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* Draco towards Ebony in ''Fanfic/EbonyDarknessDementiaRavenWayVsCanon''. Justified, as, Justified since, well, she isn't. Good luck telling her that, though.



-->Sonic: WHAT?! Amy's… NOT… MY FLOOZY!!!

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-->Sonic: WHAT?! Amy's… NOT… Amy's... NOT... MY FLOOZY!!!



-->'''The Doctor''': No, Twilight and I are strictly… That is to say, she's a sweet girl but… No. While I do care about her well-being, I am not--

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-->'''The Doctor''': No, Twilight and I are strictly… strictly... That is to say, she's a sweet girl but… but... No. While I do care about her well-being, I am not--



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

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



* ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'': "…look, Dottie. I like you. '''Like'''. I--'''''like''''' you!"

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* ''Film/PeeWeesBigAdventure'': "…look, Pee-Wee is constantly having to reiterate that Dottie is not his girlfriend. It's a variation on the trope, however, because the only person who seems to think that this is the case is Dottie herself.
--> "...look,
Dottie. I like you. '''Like'''. I--'''''like''''' you!"



* Joked about in ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. "People will say we're in love." Also a reference to...

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* Joked about in ''Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs''. "People will say we're in love." Also a reference to...



** It doesn't help that in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', Cho thinks that Harry is two-timing her for Hermione during their Valentines date and when she's angry at Hermione for not telling the members of the Dumbledore's Army about the jinx in the members list which got her friend Marietta earning several pimples for attempting to expose them to Professor Umbridge, Harry retorted that Marietta got what she deserved and Hermione is doing the right thing which got Cho accusing him for defending his "darling Hermione". Needless to say, this ended their relationship.
* In ''Literature/OnTheJellicoeRoad'', Taylor denies being Jonah Griggs' girlfriend even though she is secretly in love with him (and they get together at the end anyway).
* 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 feelings for Laoise really are.
* In ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' [[NaiveNewcomer Mr. Lockwood]] mistakes Catherine (II) to be his wife instead of his [[ObnoxiousInLaws daughter-in-law]], which Heathcliff finds amusing. Mr. Lockwood then states she must be Hareton's wife, which causes Hareton to [[CrushBlush blush]] and being [[AllLoveIsUnrequited far less amused]].

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** It doesn't help that in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'', Cho thinks that Harry is two-timing her for Hermione during their Valentines date and when she's Valentine's Day date. She's also angry at Hermione for not telling the members of the Dumbledore's Army about the jinx in the members list which got earned her friend Marietta earning several pimples for attempting to expose them to Professor Umbridge, Umbridge; Harry retorted retorts that Marietta got what she deserved and Hermione is doing the right thing thing, which got gets Cho accusing him for of defending his "darling Hermione". Needless to say, this ended ends their relationship.
* In ''Literature/OnTheJellicoeRoad'', Taylor denies being Jonah Griggs' girlfriend girlfriend, even though she is secretly in love with him (and they get together at the end anyway).
* 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 feelings for Laoise really are.
* In ''Literature/WutheringHeights'' [[NaiveNewcomer Mr. Lockwood]] mistakes Catherine (II) to be for his wife instead of his [[ObnoxiousInLaws daughter-in-law]], which Heathcliff finds amusing. Mr. Lockwood then states she must be Hareton's wife, which causes Hareton to [[CrushBlush blush]] and being be [[AllLoveIsUnrequited far less amused]].



** In ''[[Literature/HandOfThrawn Vision of the Future]]'', an alien calls Mara Luke's "beloved companion". Clearly misunderstanding the relationship. Though maybe not, since they get engaged at [[ItWasHisSled the end of the book.]] Also, in the same book, Mara reveals to Luke that she wasn't "involved" with Lando.
** ''Literature/DeathStar''. Uli, a jaded surgeon who still pines after Bariss Offee, a Jedi Knight who was killed twenty years ago, is summoned to tend to Leia after she is tortured. While talking to her, as she plants the idea that he should risk imprisonment and leave Imperial service, he's struck by her eyes--they're brown. Bariss's were blue. Talking to her even for that little space of time shakes him up, and he tells his companions about her. Later this leads to them referring to her as his girlfriend, and he delivers the {{Stock Phrase|s}}.

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** In ''[[Literature/HandOfThrawn Vision of the Future]]'', an alien calls Mara Luke's "beloved companion". Clearly companion," clearly misunderstanding the their relationship. Though Then again, maybe not, since they get engaged at [[ItWasHisSled the end of the book.]] Also, in the same book, Mara reveals to Luke that she wasn't "involved" with Lando.
** ''Literature/DeathStar''. ''Literature/DeathStar'' has Uli, a jaded surgeon who still pines after Bariss Offee, a Jedi Knight who was killed twenty years ago, is ago. He's summoned to tend to Leia after she is tortured. While talking to her, as she plants the idea that he should risk imprisonment and leave Imperial service, he's struck by her eyes--they're eyes, which are brown. Bariss's were blue. Talking to her even for that little space of time shakes him up, and he tells his companions about her. Later this leads to them referring to her as his girlfriend, and he delivers the {{Stock Phrase|s}}.



* In ''[[Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles Gregor and the Marks of Secret]]'', Gregor and Luxa are going to investigate the Nibbler's situation, but since no one can know about it, they pretend that they are going on a picnic. Or course, Howard shows up and offers to join them, so Gregor, looking for an excuse, tells him that they're going on a date. Even when Howard finds out that Gregor was lying, he still chews him out because seeing as Luxa's a princess and Gregor's not even an Underlander, they couldn't possibly be married. Gregor states several times that he and Luxa aren't like that and marriage is thinking ''way'' too far ahead, but then Howard asks Gregor why he thought Howard might believe it in the first place, rendering all his arguments useless.
* Throughout most of ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Eclipse]]'', Bella tries to convince everyone that Jacob is Not Her Boyfriend. Then she realizes that she does love him, but she loves Edward MORE, thus casting Jacob in the role of [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]].

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* In ''[[Literature/TheUnderlandChronicles Gregor and the Marks of Secret]]'', Gregor and Luxa are going to investigate the Nibbler's situation, but since no one can know about it, they pretend that they are going on a picnic. Or Of course, Howard shows up and offers to join them, so Gregor, looking for an excuse, tells him that they're going on a date. Even when Howard finds out that Gregor was lying, he still chews him out because because, seeing as Luxa's a princess and Gregor's not even an Underlander, they couldn't possibly be married. Gregor states several times that he and Luxa aren't like that and marriage is thinking ''way'' too far ahead, but then Howard asks Gregor why he thought Howard might believe it in the first place, rendering all his arguments useless.
* Throughout most of ''[[Literature/{{Twilight}} Eclipse]]'', Bella tries to convince everyone that Jacob is Not Her Boyfriend. Then she realizes that she does love him, but she loves Edward MORE, ''more'', thus casting Jacob in the role of [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]].



* Averted in the ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' series. Multiple times, people talking to Derek will refer to Chloe as "your girlfriend", and while talking to Chloe will refer to Derek as "your boyfriend". They never deny it. For one thing, it's not worth it--the people taunting them about it are either bad guys looking to kill and rape them, or JerkAss [[{{Muggles}} humans]] mocking who they think is a schizophrenic girl. For another, Chloe quickly learns that denying a relationship between them only serves to convince people she's hiding something.

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* Averted in the ''Literature/DarkestPowers'' series. Multiple times, people talking to Derek will refer to Chloe as "your girlfriend", and while talking to Chloe will refer to Derek as "your boyfriend". They never deny it. For one thing, it's not worth it--the it; the people taunting them about it are either bad guys looking to kill and rape them, or JerkAss [[{{Muggles}} humans]] mocking who what they think is a schizophrenic girl. For another, Chloe quickly learns that denying a relationship between them only serves to convince people she's hiding something.



* In ''[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Percy Jackson and The Battle of the Labyrinth]]'', Percy makes it clear to his mother that his planned afternoon at the movies with Annabeth is ''not'' a date. Sally Jackson is unconvinced. One gets the distinct impression that neither is Percy. [[spoiler:And yes, he and Annabeth do become a couple.]]

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* In ''[[Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians Percy Jackson and The Battle of the Labyrinth]]'', Percy makes it clear to his mother that his planned afternoon at the movies with Annabeth is ''not'' a date. Sally Jackson is unconvinced.not convinced. One gets the distinct impression that neither is Percy. [[spoiler:And yes, he and Annabeth do become a couple.]]



* In ''Literature/{{Ravenscliff}}'', Cecile inverts it saying "He's not my ''brother''", meaning to her cheerleader friend she has an option on her new [[FlirtyStepsiblings stepbrother]].

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* In ''Literature/{{Ravenscliff}}'', Cecile inverts it saying "He's not my ''brother''", ''brother''," meaning to her cheerleader friend that she has an option on her new [[FlirtyStepsiblings stepbrother]].



* ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible''. {{Cyborg}} ActionGirl Fatale and DarkActionGirl Lily are looking over the scene of a battle between their SuperTeam and {{Supervillain}} Dr Impossible. Fatale comments, "I think your boyfriend beat up my boyfriend." Lily points out that due to her HeelFaceTurn Impossible is no longer her boyfriend, and the fact that Blackwolf exchanged a few words with Fatale in the elevator does not make him Fatale's boyfriend either.
* In Creator/LJagiLamplighter's ''The Unexpected Enlightenment of Literature/RachelGriffin'', Rachel about Gaius--with more than usual excuse, since they had only met a day before, and she's thinking that at their ages, their age gap is too much. [[spoiler:Later, knowing him to be in danger, Rachel is upset because she hasn't really had a chance to consider whether she wants him as her boyfriend.]]

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* ''Literature/SoonIWillBeInvincible''. {{Cyborg}} ActionGirl Fatale and DarkActionGirl Lily are looking over the scene of a battle between their SuperTeam and {{Supervillain}} Dr Impossible. Fatale comments, "I think your boyfriend beat up my boyfriend." Lily points out that due to her HeelFaceTurn HeelFaceTurn, Impossible is no longer her boyfriend, and the fact that Blackwolf exchanged a few words with Fatale in the elevator does not make him Fatale's boyfriend either.
* In Creator/LJagiLamplighter's ''The Unexpected Enlightenment of Literature/RachelGriffin'', Rachel says this about Gaius--with Gaius. She has more than the usual excuse, since they had only met a the day before, previous and she's thinking that at she feels the gap in their ages, their age gap ages is too much.wide. [[spoiler:Later, knowing him to be in danger, Rachel is upset because she hasn't really had a chance to consider whether she wants him as her boyfriend.]]



* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'':
** Gabriel says this about Lucyfar, although neither he nor the rest of the book offers any explanation for why he lets her {{Glomp}} him or why he showed up for what appears to be a purely social meeting.

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* ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'':
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In ''Literature/PleaseDontTellMyParentsImASupervillain'', Gabriel says this about Lucyfar, although neither he nor the rest of the book offers any explanation for why he lets her {{Glomp}} him or why he showed shows up for what appears to be a purely social meeting.



* Simon towards Maureen in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', whom he is genuinely not interested in despite her liking him to an absurd degree. It comes back to bite him in the ass later on.

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* Simon towards Maureen in ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'', in whom he is genuinely not interested in despite her liking him to an absurd degree. It comes back to bite him in the ass later on.



** Eric and Annala endure this sort of teasing from Revas, Oito and many others (including villians). [[PairTheSmartOnes With their "nerd mating dance" it's hard not to]].
* ''Literature/ZeroSight'': [[TheProtagonist Dieter]] when asked by Jules ([[BettyAndVeronica Betty]]) if he and [[TheVamp Rei]] ([[BettyAndVeronica Veronica]]), has sex in front of the fireplace in Rei's cabin. Dieter denies it vehemently, much to the dismay of the rest of the students in the cafeteria, who had been [[GossipyHens eavesdropping]].
* 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.
* In the backstory of ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'', Nick apparently had this problem back West, since he spent a lot of time hanging around his female friend. Unlike most examples, she really ''wasn't'' his girlfriend -- part of the reason he moved was because people were starting to gossip and expecting him to propose, which Nick didn't want to do.

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** Eric and Annala endure this sort of teasing from Revas, Oito and many others (including villians). [[PairTheSmartOnes With their "nerd mating dance" dance," it's hard not to]].
* ''Literature/ZeroSight'': [[TheProtagonist Dieter]] Dieter]], when asked by Jules ([[BettyAndVeronica Betty]]) if he and [[TheVamp Rei]] ([[BettyAndVeronica Veronica]]), has Veronica]]) had sex in front of the fireplace in Rei's cabin. Dieter cabin, denies it vehemently, vehemently - much to the dismay of the rest of the students in the cafeteria, who had been [[GossipyHens eavesdropping]].
* 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, boyfriend; though she also admits that if she ever had one, it would be him.
* In the backstory of ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'', Nick apparently had this problem back West, home, since he spent a lot of time hanging around his female friend. Unlike most examples, she really ''wasn't'' his girlfriend -- part of the reason he moved was because people were starting to gossip and expecting him to propose, which Nick didn't want to do.



* Daniel Jackson from ''Series/StargateSG1'' claimed as much when Vala said they had to reschedule their "date". Of course, no one believes him.

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* Daniel Jackson from ''Series/StargateSG1'' claimed claims as much when Vala said says they had to reschedule their "date". Of course, no one believes him.



* Brief example happens in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode ''Inheritance'', where Data tells his "mother" Juliana (the wife of his creator Dr. Soong, she claims) that he's going to see Counselor Troi; Juliana assumes the two are close, and comments that she's glad that the accessories her husband designed that made him "compatible" with humans actually work. (Not a true example of the Trope, of course, because Troi is ''not'' Data's girlfriend; he was going to see her because she's the Counselor and Juliana misunderstood.)

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* Brief example happens in the ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' episode ''Inheritance'', "Inheritance," where Data tells his "mother" Juliana (the wife of his creator Dr. Soong, she claims) that he's going to see Counselor Troi; Juliana assumes the two are close, and comments that she's glad that the accessories her husband designed that made him "compatible" with humans actually work. (Not a true example of the Trope, of course, because Troi is ''not'' Data's girlfriend; he was going to see her because she's the Counselor Counselor, and Juliana misunderstood.)



** One of the running gags of the early years of ''Series/{{Mash}}'' was Frank and Margaret trying to hide their relationship, even though everyone in camp knew they were an item.

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** One of the running gags of A {{running gag}} in the early years of ''Series/{{Mash}}'' was Frank and Margaret trying to hide their relationship, even though everyone in camp knew they were an item.



'''The Doctor''': Ah… nothing; she's just a friend.\\ '''Rory''': I think he's talking about the possible alien incursion?

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'''The Doctor''': Ah… Ah... nothing; she's just a friend.\\ '''Rory''': I think he's talking about the possible alien incursion?



** In a flashback scene in "Let's Kill Hitler", it's learned that Rory and Amy had denied any romantic involvement, only while Rory insisted that he and Amy were just friends, Amy at the same time said, [[MistakenForGay "He's gay."]] She suspected his sexual preference because he had never shown the slightest interest in any girls… only to realize that he was interested in one girl. Her.
** The Doctor and Clara, less out of shyness or uncertainty about their feelings, but out of a wish to act mature and avoid unreasonable expectations in favor of preserving their deep, underlying friendship. The flimsyness of the denial varies based on which stage in their relationship we are talking about; In late series 7, it goes to the point of featuring plenty of touching and kissing (if rarely near the mouth), and everyone around them calling them an item despite their half-hearted protests to the contrary, but both their deliberate tolerating and indulging of the ambiguity comes back to bite them when they have to deal with hurt feelings anyway after his [[TheSlowPath long stay on Trenzalore]] and [[TheNthDoctor subsequent regeneration]]. At the end of the next episode, "Deep Breath", he uses the phrase actually meaning to break it off [[AnchoredShip (right before admitting that he ''did'' think of them as an item, but had come to see that as a mistake on his part)]] trying to at least salvage their friendship after she reacted negatively to his changed, notably older appearance (In truth, she couldn't care less what he looks like, but he didn't hear her make that speech, and she still can't help being somewhat off-put by finding his gruffer, less predictable and distinctly less touchy-feely demeanor much harder to read). But before long, regardless of their frequent fallouts and shift towards [[VitriolicBestBuds passive-aggressive banter]], he's back to constantly trying impress her, getting very competitive whenever anyone else tries to, giving her the occasional LongingLook, offhandedly referring to one of their meetings as a "Date"(!) when she's out of earshot, and acting ''blatantly'' flattered when he mistakenly assumes that she's settled for a lookalike as a boyfriend. This progressively turns into a clusterfuck when it turns out that since he declared himself "not her boyfriend", she has started a serious relationship with a co-worker and winds up entangling herself in a web of lies to keep them from meeting since they almost instantly dislike each other.

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** In a flashback scene in "Let's Kill Hitler", it's learned that Rory and Amy had denied any romantic involvement, only while Rory insisted that he and Amy were just friends, Amy at the same time said, [[MistakenForGay "He's gay."]] She suspected his sexual preference because he had never shown the slightest interest in any girls… girls... only to realize that he was ''was'' interested in one girl. Her.
girl - her.
** The Doctor and Clara, less out of shyness or uncertainty about their feelings, but out of a wish to act mature and avoid unreasonable expectations in favor of preserving their deep, underlying friendship. The flimsyness of the denial varies based on which stage in their relationship we are talking about; In late series 7, it goes to the point of featuring plenty of touching and kissing (if rarely near the mouth), and everyone around them calling them an item despite their half-hearted protests to the contrary, but both their deliberate tolerating and indulging of the ambiguity comes back to bite them when they have to deal with hurt feelings anyway after his [[TheSlowPath long stay on Trenzalore]] and [[TheNthDoctor subsequent regeneration]]. At the end of the next episode, "Deep Breath", he uses the phrase actually meaning to break it off [[AnchoredShip (right before admitting that he ''did'' think of them as an item, but had come to see that as a mistake on his part)]] while trying to at least salvage their friendship after she reacted negatively to his changed, notably older appearance (In truth, she couldn't care less what he looks like, but he didn't hear her make that speech, and she still can't help being somewhat off-put by finding his gruffer, less predictable and distinctly less touchy-feely demeanor much harder to read). But before long, regardless of their frequent fallouts and shift towards [[VitriolicBestBuds passive-aggressive banter]], he's back to constantly trying impress her, getting very competitive whenever anyone else tries to, giving her the occasional LongingLook, offhandedly referring to one of their meetings as a "Date"(!) when she's out of earshot, and acting ''blatantly'' flattered when he mistakenly assumes that she's settled for a lookalike as a boyfriend. This progressively turns into a clusterfuck when it turns out that since he declared himself "not her boyfriend", she has started a serious relationship with a co-worker co-worker, and winds up entangling herself in a web of lies to keep them from meeting since they almost instantly dislike each other.



** In "Mr. Monk and the Game Show", Monk goes on Roddy Lankman's show ''Treasure Chest''. Before they begin the first round, Lankman asks Monk if there's anyone at home that he wants to say hello to. He mentions Sharona, causing Lankman to ask, "And how long have you and Sharona been married?" Monk quickly corrects him.

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** In "Mr. Monk and the Game Show", Monk goes on Roddy Lankman's show ''Treasure Chest''. Before they begin the first round, Lankman asks Monk if there's anyone at home that to whom he wants to say hello to.hello. He mentions Sharona, causing Lankman to ask, "And how long have you and Sharona been married?" Monk quickly corrects him.



'''Dianne Brooks:''' Ahh… Oh, so you two aren't… ''[she points between Monk and Natalie; Natalie laughs]''\\

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'''Dianne Brooks:''' Ahh… Ahh... Oh, so you two aren't… aren't... ''[she points between Monk and Natalie; Natalie laughs]''\\



-->'''Phil:''' I don't wanna be your ''girlfriend'', I wanna be your ''boyfriend''! …I mean, your friend, who's a boy. A guy. A guy friend.

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-->'''Phil:''' I don't wanna be your ''girlfriend'', I wanna be your ''boyfriend''! …I ''boyfriend''! ...I mean, your friend, who's a boy. A guy. A guy friend.



'''Barney:''' Really? Sixteen no's? Really?

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'''Barney:''' Really? Sixteen no's? "no"s? Really?



* In the 1990's Australian series ''Police Rescue'' the two main characters, Micky and Georgia, are going to interview a witness, who asks Micky: "Is this your girlfriend?" Micky responds truthfully that no, she's his (police) partner. He later gets snarked over this by Georgia, as while it's technically true, there's always been an obvious vibe between them.
* ''Series/ICarly'': In "iGo to Japan", the check-in clerk at a hotel mistakes the 15-year-old pair for a honeymoon couple. Freddie gives Carly an eyebrow raise and gets slapped across the face for his stupidity. In "iLike Jake", Carly gives Freddie a kiss on the nose for helping her to fix Jake's terrible singing voice, and Jake mistakes their kiss for them being together.

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* In the 1990's Australian series ''Police Rescue'' the two main characters, Micky and Georgia, are going to interview a witness, who asks Micky: "Is this your girlfriend?" Micky responds truthfully that no, she's his (police) partner. He Georgia later gets snarked over this by Georgia, snarks at him about this, as while it's technically true, there's always been an obvious vibe between them.
* ''Series/ICarly'': In "iGo to Japan", the check-in clerk at a hotel mistakes the 15-year-old pair for a honeymoon honeymooning couple. Freddie gives Carly an eyebrow raise and gets slapped across the face for his stupidity. In "iLike Jake", Carly gives Freddie a kiss on the nose for helping her to fix Jake's terrible singing voice, and Jake mistakes their kiss for them being together.



'''Buffy:''' He is NOT-- ''(Spike looks over with a scowl; Buffy clears throat)'' …not my, my boyfriend, he's, um, just… a… ''(Spike waits to hear what she'll say)'' Spike… this nice woman is, uh, ''(meaningfully)'' from Social Services?
** Buffy even denies it to Spike when they're alone together; in fact his referring to her as "love" or "my girl" is a guaranteed BerserkButton as Buffy refuses to admit they are (or should be) having anything more than comfort sex. A notable use of this trope as it's not PlayedForLaughs but is a sign of their DestructiveRomance. In the final episode of the series, Buffy gives the most truthful version of this trope when she says that Spike isn't her boyfriend, but "he is in my heart."

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'''Buffy:''' He is NOT-- ''(Spike looks over with a scowl; Buffy clears throat)'' …not throat)'' ...not my, my boyfriend, he's, um, just… a… just... a... ''(Spike waits to hear what she'll say)'' Spike… Spike... this nice woman is, uh, ''(meaningfully)'' from Social Services?
** Buffy even denies it to Spike when they're alone together; in fact fact, his referring to her as "love" or "my girl" is a guaranteed BerserkButton as Buffy refuses to admit they are (or should be) having anything more than comfort sex. A notable use of this trope as it's not PlayedForLaughs but is a sign of their DestructiveRomance. In the final episode of the series, Buffy gives the most truthful version of this trope when she says that Spike isn't her boyfriend, but "he is in my heart."



'''Buffy:''' He's not my boyfriend. Really, truly, he's… I don't know.

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'''Buffy:''' He's not my boyfriend. Really, truly, he's… he's... I don't know.



* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' has a variant; someone questioning whether Castle and Beckett are, you know, will get approximately this response:

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* ''Series/{{Castle}}'' has a variant; variant in the first few seasons; someone questioning whether Castle and Beckett are, you know, will get approximately this response:



* Happened on two related episodes of ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent''. Robert Goren's brother Frank assumes that Alex Eames, his police partner, is Bobby's girlfriend; Bobby corrects him, but it doesn't seem to sink in (possibly because Frank is a drug user). In the next episode, Bobby gets a phone call from his hospitalized mother Frances, who says that Frank told her Bobby has a girlfriend and she wants to meet the woman. Bobby tries to explain that she's not his girlfriend but his mother hangs up on him, leaving him awkwardly telling Alex, "My mother wants to meet you."
* A variation on ''Series/TheMightyBoosh''. Lance Dior accuses Howard of being Vince's wife. Howard bursts out with "''I'm not his wife am I! I don't know where he is at all times!''" Lance is '''Not''' convinced. In another episode, a cabin owner thinks that Vince and Howard are together, but Howard denies it.
** Usually averted. [[DudeLooksLikeALady Vince]] is mistaken for Howard's wife/girlfriend in ''many'' episodes, and instead of denying it--like you would expect two supposedly straight male friends to do--they just look slightly pained. Seemingly it happens so often they just gave up trying to protest.
* ''Series/AmericanDreams'' has a couple examples with these mostly with Sam and Meg who can't get together due to Sam being black and it being 1966. JJ also gets this with a couple of his wartime romantic interests where he actually has no real interest in the girl because of Beth his fiancee back home. There was also a variation on this when one of the members of JJ's platoon is involved with a reporter, while he says this its implied they actually are he's just not telling, of course EveryoneCanSeeIt anyway.
* In the season 4 premier of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Sheldon insists that the girl he met on a dating site who has been texting with him for four months and intends to bear his children is not his girlfriend.

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* Happened Happens on two related episodes of ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent''. Robert Goren's brother Frank assumes that Alex Eames, his police partner, is Bobby's girlfriend; Bobby corrects him, but it doesn't seem to sink in (possibly because Frank is a drug user). In the next episode, Bobby gets a phone call from his hospitalized mother Frances, who says that Frank told her Bobby has a girlfriend and she wants to meet the woman. Bobby tries to explain that she's not his girlfriend but his mother hangs up on him, leaving him awkwardly telling Alex, "My mother wants to meet you."
* A variation on ''Series/TheMightyBoosh''. Lance Dior accuses Howard of being Vince's wife. Howard bursts out with "''I'm not his wife wife, am I! I don't know where he is at all times!''" Lance is '''Not''' convinced. In another episode, a cabin owner thinks that Vince and Howard are together, but Howard denies it.
** Usually averted. [[DudeLooksLikeALady Vince]] is mistaken for Howard's wife/girlfriend in ''many'' episodes, and instead of denying it--like you would expect two supposedly straight male friends to do--they just look slightly pained. Seemingly Apparently, it happens so often they just gave up trying to protest.
* ''Series/AmericanDreams'' has a couple examples with these these, mostly with Sam and Meg who can't Meg; they ''can't'' get together together, due to Sam being black and it being 1966. JJ also gets this with a couple of his wartime romantic interests interests, where he actually has no real interest in the girl because of Beth Beth, his fiancee fiancée back home. There was also a variation on this when one of the members of JJ's platoon is involved with a reporter, while reporter; although he says this its this, it's implied they actually are and he's just not telling, and of course EveryoneCanSeeIt anyway.
* In the season 4 premier of ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Sheldon insists that the girl he met on a dating site site, who has been texting with him for four months and intends to bear his children children, is not his girlfriend.



-->'''Mrs Cooper:''' ''(To Leonard and Penny)'' Might say you two make a cute couple.\\

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-->'''Mrs -->'''Mrs. Cooper:''' ''(To Leonard and Penny)'' Might say you two make a cute couple.\\



'''Leonard:''' Us pshh no. We're just two singles. Like the cheese… individually wrapped. Not together.\\
'''Mrs Cooper:''' I strike a nerve?\\

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'''Leonard:''' Us pshh Us? Psh, no. We're just two singles. Like the cheese… cheese... individually wrapped. Not together.\\
'''Mrs '''Mrs. Cooper:''' I strike a nerve?\\



** Of course in this case it wasn't so much denial as it was trying to cover up his painfully obvious crush.

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** Of course course, in this case case, it wasn't so much denial as it was trying to cover up his painfully obvious crush.



* Comes up nearly every episode on ''Series/BurnNotice''. Everyone except Michael knows that Fiona is, in fact, his girlfriend. Michael, for his part, is only tempted by ONE other woman over the course of the series, and she turned out to be an assassin deliberately playing on every weakness he had.

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* Comes up in nearly every episode on of ''Series/BurnNotice''. Everyone except Michael knows that Fiona is, in fact, his girlfriend. Michael, for his part, is only tempted by ONE ''one'' other woman over the course of the series, and she turned turns out to be an assassin deliberately playing on every weakness he had.has.



* Bret and Jemaine from ''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'' are sometimes mistaken for a couple, specifically by Brahbrah, a woman they were both trying to impress. It was a fair assumption to make, given that they're two thirty-something guys who share a bedroom, and they spent quite a bit of the episode wrestling each other.

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* Bret and Jemaine from ''Music/FlightOfTheConchords'' are sometimes mistaken for a couple, specifically by Brahbrah, a woman they were both trying to impress. It was a fair assumption to make, given that they're two thirty-something guys who share a bedroom, and they spent spend quite a bit of the episode wrestling each other.



* Season 4 of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has Cersei Lannister asking Brienne of Tarth if she's in love with her brother Jaime. Brienne denies it as she saw Jaime as an equal though in the books, it's implied that she had a one-sided crush on him.

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* Season 4 of ''Series/GameOfThrones'' has Cersei Lannister asking Brienne of Tarth if she's in love with her brother Jaime. Brienne denies it as she saw Jaime as an equal though (though in the books, it's implied that she had a one-sided crush on him.him), but it's actually PlayedForLaughs; what she says is that she loves Jaime "like a brother, Your Grace." This doesn't exactly ease [[BrotherSisterIncest his sister's mind]].



* In Season 5 of {{Arrow}}, Oliver gets annoyed when several characters refer to HotScoop Susan Williams as his "girlfriend" after she gives him her number.

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* In Season 5 of {{Arrow}}, ''Series/{{Arrow}}'', Oliver gets annoyed when several characters refer to HotScoop Susan Williams as his "girlfriend" after she gives him her number.



* Roger and Mimi in ''Theatre/{{RENT}}''. In the song "Happy New Year", Benny sings "Does your boyfriend know who your last boyfriend was?' and Roger responds "I'm not her boyfriend!".

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* Roger and Mimi in ''Theatre/{{RENT}}''. In the song "Happy New Year", Benny sings sings, "Does your boyfriend know who your last boyfriend was?' and Roger responds responds, "I'm not her boyfriend!".



'''Luke:''' …now I'm mad.\\
'''Guy:''' Damn, that was cold…\\

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'''Luke:''' …now '''Luke:''' ...now I'm mad.\\
'''Guy:''' Damn, that was cold…\\cold...\\



'''Guy:''' …you're horrible.

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'''Guy:''' …you're '''Guy:''' ...you're horrible.



** There's also Prince Laharl, who will actively deny that there's anything between him and his vassal Etna. Or his live-in angel Flonne. Despite spending an awful lot of time around them and being very comfortable with them (he has a strong aversion to women with... developed bodies, and both of them are {{Pettanko}}). Jennifer is absolutely convinced that there's something going on between them.

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** There's also Prince Laharl, who will actively deny that there's anything between him and his vassal Etna. Or his live-in angel Flonne. Despite This is in spite of him spending an awful lot of time around them and being very comfortable with them (he has a strong aversion to women with... developed bodies, and both of them are {{Pettanko}}). Jennifer is absolutely convinced that there's something going on between them.



* Agatha Heterodyne in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' gets steamed if anyone [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050511 suggests]] she and Gilgamesh Wulfenbach are lovers... at first. Later she just stammers out [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20071119 flustered denials]] (usually to someone who would respond to screaming with a BootToTheHead). Her {{fangirl}}ing over his DeathRay working is ''entirely'' beside the point. Really.
** Inverted earlier on, when she's pretending to be someone's girlfriend, and has to stop herself from giving it away. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20030620 "I NEVER! He's nnn-" "…'nnn'? As in NNNOT your boyfriend?" "…as in 'nice.' He's really nice."]]

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* Agatha Heterodyne in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' gets steamed if anyone [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20050511 suggests]] she and Gilgamesh Wulfenbach are lovers... at first. Later she just stammers out [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20071119 flustered denials]] (usually to someone who would respond to screaming with a BootToTheHead). Her {{fangirl}}ing over his DeathRay working is ''entirely'' beside the point. Really.
** Inverted earlier on, earlier, when she's pretending to be someone's girlfriend, and has to stop herself from giving it away. [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20030620 "I NEVER! He's nnn-" "…'nnn'? As in NNNOT your boyfriend?" "…as "...as in 'nice.' He's really nice."]]



* Simon from ''Literature/ShadowOfTheTemplar'' takes this to new heights when he tells Jeremy that he's not even his friend despite them being familiar with each other in the horizontal position. [[spoiler:He ''does'' answer "maybe" instead of denying the possibility outright when the criminal who kidnapped Jeremy asks him if he's his boyfriend, but goes right back to denying it soon after.]] ''Then'' when he finally overcomes enough (but not all) of his [[ObliviousToLove Selective Obliviousness]] and {{Tsundere}} issues to call Jeremy a friend, Sandra scoffs and says that they're "special friends" at the very least, to his chagrin.
* In "Thanks For The Feedback: Date With Doug", WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick denies having any attraction to WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic. It was a little too firm to be believed anyway, but lost all credibility when Doug and Lindsay confirmed later that the characters already had sex at this point.

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* Simon from ''Literature/ShadowOfTheTemplar'' takes this to new heights when he tells Jeremy that he's not even his friend despite them being familiar with each other in the horizontal position. [[spoiler:He ''does'' answer "maybe" instead of denying the possibility outright when the criminal who kidnapped Jeremy asks him if he's his boyfriend, but goes right back to denying it soon after.]] ''Then'' ''Then,'' when he finally overcomes enough (but not all) of his [[ObliviousToLove Selective Obliviousness]] and {{Tsundere}} issues to call Jeremy a friend, Sandra scoffs and says that they're "special friends" at the very least, to his chagrin.
* In "Thanks For The Feedback: Date With Doug", Doug," WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick denies having any attraction to WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic. It was a little too firm to be believed anyway, but lost all credibility when Doug and Lindsay confirmed later that the characters had already had sex at this point.



* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' episode "Plumber's Helpers", when Helen calls Kevin Gwen's boyfriend, she angrily denies that is so... despite the fact that a few episodes earlier, she was complaining that Kevin wasn't asking her out.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'' episode "Plumber's Helpers", when Helen calls Kevin Gwen's boyfriend, she angrily denies that is so...it... despite the fact that a few episodes earlier, she was complaining that Kevin wasn't asking her out.



* Franchise/{{Batman}}, in one of his ''very'' rare moments of flusteredness in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League: Unlimited]]'', insists that his relationship with Franchise/WonderWoman is purely professional. It is then that he realizes that she's [[RightBehindMe right behind him.]]

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}, in one of his ''very'' rare flustered moments of flusteredness in ''[[WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague Justice League: Unlimited]]'', insists that his relationship with Franchise/WonderWoman is purely professional. It is then that he realizes that she's [[RightBehindMe right behind him.]]



* On ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', Octus says these exact words to Lance and Ilana after they catch him with Kimmy. Of course, they kiss and start dating shortly afterward. Also, Lance and Ilana, who're masquerading as siblings, are asked this by their NosyNeighbor Barb. Ilana calmly states he's her brother upon first meeting her. However, they play this trope a bit straight when Siefert refers to Ilana as Lance's "lady."

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* On ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'', Octus says these exact words to Lance and Ilana after they catch him with Kimmy. Of course, they kiss and start dating shortly afterward. Also, Lance and Ilana, who're who are masquerading as siblings, are asked this by their NosyNeighbor Barb. Ilana calmly states he's her brother upon first meeting her. However, they play this trope a bit straight when Siefert refers to Ilana as Lance's "lady."
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** In [[Literature/HandOfThrawn Vision of the Future]]'', an alien calls Mara Luke's "beloved companion". Clearly misunderstanding the relationship. Though maybe not, since they get engaged at [[ItWasHisSled the end of the book.]] Also, in the same book, Mara reveals to Luke that she wasn't "involved" with Lando.
** There's a quasi-example in ''Literature/DeathStar''. Uli, a jaded surgeon who still pines after Bariss Offee, a Jedi Knight who was killed twenty years ago, is summoned to tend to Leia after she is tortured. While talking to her, as she plants the idea that he should risk imprisonment and leave Imperial service, he's struck by her eyes--they're brown. Bariss's were blue. Talking to her even for that little space of time shakes him up, and he tells his companions about her. Later this leads to them referring to her as his girlfriend, and he delivers the {{Stock Phrase|s}}.

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** In [[Literature/HandOfThrawn ''[[Literature/HandOfThrawn Vision of the Future]]'', an alien calls Mara Luke's "beloved companion". Clearly misunderstanding the relationship. Though maybe not, since they get engaged at [[ItWasHisSled the end of the book.]] Also, in the same book, Mara reveals to Luke that she wasn't "involved" with Lando.
** There's a quasi-example in ''Literature/DeathStar''. Uli, a jaded surgeon who still pines after Bariss Offee, a Jedi Knight who was killed twenty years ago, is summoned to tend to Leia after she is tortured. While talking to her, as she plants the idea that he should risk imprisonment and leave Imperial service, he's struck by her eyes--they're brown. Bariss's were blue. Talking to her even for that little space of time shakes him up, and he tells his companions about her. Later this leads to them referring to her as his girlfriend, and he delivers the {{Stock Phrase|s}}.
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