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17th May '17 5:34:30 PM PrincessGwen
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** The fact that the [[spoiler:Korra/Asami hook-up happened ''in the very last scene of the series'' was a pretty big base breaker. Some saw it (and thus the declaration that Korra and Asami were bisexual characters on a western children's television series) as a pretty big improvement in society... others saw it as a pretty blatant case of PanderingToTheBase (it really didn't help that the creators had to say that, yeah, it ''was'' what it looked like on Twitter the day after). Further discussion accused Asami of being a SatelliteLoveInterest (of the two love interests Korra had, she had the less on-screen character development aside from some misery, the whole relationship up to "that" scene had been pretty standard ShipTease) and when the creators announced that [[TheResolutionWontBeTelevised this relationship would be the focus of an incoming continuation comic series]] from Creator/DarkHorseComics (same as the ''Last Airbender'' comics mentioned above), some people flat-out said that they didn't care about reading the comics to get character development that should have been televised to begin with.]]

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** The fact that the [[spoiler:Korra/Asami hook-up happened ''in the very last scene of the series'' was a pretty big base breaker. Some saw it (and thus the declaration that Korra and Asami were bisexual characters on a western children's television series) as a pretty big improvement in society... others saw it as a pretty blatant case of PanderingToTheBase (it really didn't help that the creators had to say that, yeah, it ''was'' what it looked like on Twitter the day after). Further discussion accused Asami of being a SatelliteLoveInterest (of the two love interests Korra had, she had the less on-screen character development aside from some misery, the whole relationship up to "that" scene had been pretty standard ShipTease) and when the creators announced that [[TheResolutionWontBeTelevised [[TheResolutionWillNotBeTelevised this relationship would be the focus of an incoming continuation comic series]] from Creator/DarkHorseComics (same as the ''Last Airbender'' comics mentioned above), some people flat-out said that they didn't care about reading the comics to get character development that should have been televised to begin with.]]
17th May '17 5:30:27 PM PrincessGwen
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** The fact that the [[spoiler:Korra/Asami hook-up happened ''on the very last scene of the series'' was a pretty big base break. Some saw it (and thus the declaration that Korra and Asami were bisexual characters on a western children's television series) as a pretty big improvement in society... others saw it as a pretty blatant case of PanderingToTheBase (it really didn't help that the creators had to say that, yeah, it ''was'' what it looked like on Twitter the day after). Further discussion accused Asami of being a SatelliteLoveInterest (of the two love interests Korra had, she had the less on-screen character development aside from some misery, the whole relationship up to "that" scene had been pretty standard ShipTease) and when the creators announced that [[TheResolutionWontBeTelevised this relationship would be the focus of an incoming continuation comic series]] from Creator/DarkHorseComics (same as the ''Last Airbender'' comics mentioned above), some people flat-out said that they didn't cared about reading the comics to get a character development that should have been televised to begin with.]]

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** The fact that the [[spoiler:Korra/Asami hook-up happened ''on ''in the very last scene of the series'' was a pretty big base break.breaker. Some saw it (and thus the declaration that Korra and Asami were bisexual characters on a western children's television series) as a pretty big improvement in society... others saw it as a pretty blatant case of PanderingToTheBase (it really didn't help that the creators had to say that, yeah, it ''was'' what it looked like on Twitter the day after). Further discussion accused Asami of being a SatelliteLoveInterest (of the two love interests Korra had, she had the less on-screen character development aside from some misery, the whole relationship up to "that" scene had been pretty standard ShipTease) and when the creators announced that [[TheResolutionWontBeTelevised this relationship would be the focus of an incoming continuation comic series]] from Creator/DarkHorseComics (same as the ''Last Airbender'' comics mentioned above), some people flat-out said that they didn't cared care about reading the comics to get a character development that should have been televised to begin with.]]
17th May '17 5:14:32 PM marcoasalazarm
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** The fact that the [[spoiler:Korra/Asami hook-up happened ''on the very last scene of the series'' was a pretty big base break. Some saw it (and thus the declaration that Korra and Asami were bisexual characters on a western children's television series) as a pretty big improvement in society... others saw it as a pretty blatant case of PanderingToTheBase (it really didn't help that the creators had to say that, yeah, it ''was'' what it looked like on Twitter the day after). Further discussion accused Asami of being a SatelliteLoveInterest (of the two love interests Korra had, she had the less on-screen character development aside from some misery, the whole relationship up to "that" scene had been pretty standard ShipTease) and when the creators announced that [[TheResolutionWontBeTelevised this relationship would be the focus of an incoming continuation comic series]] from Creator/DarkHorseComics (same as the ''Last Airbender'' comics mentioned above), some people flat-out said that they didn't cared about reading the comics to get a character development that should have been televised to begin with.]]
17th May '17 7:32:47 AM Freezer
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' does a pretty good job of averting this. The writers did establish Green Lantern and Hawkgirl's romance very early, and they keep flirting with each other and getting closer. Once they finally drop all pretense and get together, [[spoiler:Hawkgirl's alien boyfriend shows up, she's revealed to be a traitor and while ultimately she betrays her race to save the Earth]], she leaves the league for a while. Once she returns, GL has moved on and is dating Vixen, but then [[spoiler:he travels to the future and meets his son, then realizes his son's mother is Hawkgirl.]] GL claims he won't let fate decide for him, and prefers to let things run their course.

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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' does a pretty good job of averting this. The writers did establish Green Lantern and Hawkgirl's romance very early, and they keep flirting with each other and getting closer. Once they finally drop all pretense and get together, [[spoiler:Hawkgirl's alien boyfriend shows up, she's revealed to be a traitor and while ultimately she betrays her race to save the Earth]], she leaves the league for a while. Once she returns, GL has moved on and is dating Vixen, but then [[spoiler:he travels to the future and meets his son, then realizes his son's mother is Hawkgirl.]] GL claims he won't let fate decide for him, and prefers to let things run their course.[[note]]''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueBeyond'' revealed that he eventually chose Vixen. But then she was subsequently [[MurderTheHypotenuse murdered]] and he got back together with Hawkgirl, eventually having the child who would become Warhawk.[[/note]]
17th May '17 7:26:14 AM Freezer
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* ''[[Series/WhosTheBoss]]'': Tony and Angela getting together was less the start or cause of the show's demise and more of the show's last ditch effort to stay alive. At that point, Tony and Angela resolving their {{UST}} was the only card they had left to play. But by then, the audience had grown bored of the whole thing and the RelationshipUpgrade was met with a collective yawn and cancellation.

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* ''[[Series/WhosTheBoss]]'': ''Series/WhosTheBoss'': Tony and Angela getting together was less the start or cause of the show's demise and more of the show's last ditch effort to stay alive. alive. At that point, Tony and Angela resolving their {{UST}} was the only card they had left to play. play. But by then, the audience had grown bored of the whole thing and the RelationshipUpgrade was met with a collective yawn and cancellation.
17th May '17 7:25:23 AM Freezer
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* ''[[Series/WhosTheBoss]]'': Tony and Angela getting together was less the start or cause of the show's demise and more of the show's last ditch effort to stay alive. At that point, Tony and Angela resolving their {{UST}} was the only card they had left to play. But by then, the audience had grown bored of the whole thing and the RelationshipUpgrade was met with a collective yawn and cancellation.
14th May '17 12:06:33 AM HebiKaze10
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* ''Anime/YuriOnIce'': The fact that Yuri and Victor turn the homoerotic subtext and their romantic tension into sheer text after their RelationshipUpgrade into OfficialCouple in episode 7, many fans believe it to be one of if not ''the'' biggest selling point of the show, as not only breaks a barrier, but also adds depth to their characters alone and their relationship as a whole, also granting several heartwarming moments.
24th Apr '17 12:25:18 PM Edvardelis
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** The ''ComicBook/New52'' reset eliminated the relationship for a time, but with ''ComicBook/{{Convergence}}'', the original Lois and Clark (with a son) were shown and as of ''ComicBook/DCRebirth'' they are back to part of the main continuity.
9th Apr '17 9:12:49 PM Scabbard
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** Both groups have hardcore rusted on supporters ''and'' they are ShipMates so tend to stick up for each other vocally. Other people (mostly the Dan/Blair & Serena/Nate ShipMates) are tired of the "Chuck does something horrible, they break up, Chuck redeems himself, Blair forgives him, they get back together" and the "Serena redeems herself, Dan forgives her, they get back together" shtick. Which in the case of Chuck/Blair is happening for about the 6th time.

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** Both groups have hardcore rusted on supporters ''and'' they are ShipMates so tend to stick up for each other vocally. Other people (mostly the Dan/Blair & and Serena/Nate ShipMates) are tired of the "Chuck does something horrible, they break up, Chuck redeems himself, Blair forgives him, they get back together" and the "Serena redeems herself, Dan forgives her, they get back together" shtick. Which in the case of Chuck/Blair is happening for about the 6th time.



* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movies avert this since even though the first movie ends HappilyEverAfter, the sequels show that Shrek & Fiona's relationship still has a lot of obstacles to deal with. ''Shrek 2'' deals with the ogre couple having to deal with being accepted by Fiona's human parents and each other and ''Shrek Forever After'' is motivated by Shrek tiring of married life and all the responsibilities that come with it.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' movies avert this since even though the first movie ends HappilyEverAfter, the sequels show that Shrek & and Fiona's relationship still has a lot of obstacles to deal with. ''Shrek 2'' deals with the ogre couple having to deal with being accepted by Fiona's human parents and each other and ''Shrek Forever After'' is motivated by Shrek tiring of married life and all the responsibilities that come with it.



* Inverted, possibly on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. Penny & Leonard [[spoiler:finally had sex and became an OfficialCouple]] at the beginning of the third season, and it didn't hurt the ratings any. Although [[spoiler:the show did nothing interesting with the couple and then they broke up. BUT they get back together in the fifth season and this time around it's much better handled with the two intentionally taking it slow at first, make a point of being more open and honest with each other, and Penny even manages to say "I Love You"!]]

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* Inverted, possibly on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. Penny & and Leonard [[spoiler:finally had sex and became an OfficialCouple]] at the beginning of the third season, and it didn't hurt the ratings any. Although [[spoiler:the show did nothing interesting with the couple and then they broke up. BUT they get back together in the fifth season and this time around it's much better handled with the two intentionally taking it slow at first, make a point of being more open and honest with each other, and Penny even manages to say "I Love You"!]]



* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', both [[spoiler:Andy & April]] and [[spoiler:Leslie & Ben]] become {{Official Couple}}s about a season after the dynamics between them were introduced, and most would agree that the show only benefited from these pairings. On the other hand, [[spoiler:Ann & Chris]] becoming one (after years of WillTheyOrWontThey) was essentially a setup for the characters being [[spoiler:PutOnABus]] half a season later.

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* On ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'', both [[spoiler:Andy & and April]] and [[spoiler:Leslie & and Ben]] become {{Official Couple}}s about a season after the dynamics between them were introduced, and most would agree that the show only benefited from these pairings. On the other hand, [[spoiler:Ann & and Chris]] becoming one (after years of WillTheyOrWontThey) was essentially a setup for the characters being [[spoiler:PutOnABus]] half a season later.
27th Mar '17 4:26:02 AM JMPear
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* Even after [[spoiler: Vin and Elend eventually get together]] in ''Literature/MistbornTheOriginalTrilogy'', there is constant angst over whether or not they will get married throughout the whole second book [[spoiler: until they eventually do tie the knot, with help from Sazed]]. Afterwards, they still function pseudo-independently of each other and grow as characters throughout the final book.
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