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24th Dec '16 9:11:13 AM Morgenthaler
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* After Usagi and Mamoru got together in the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime, they were shown together less and less; Mamoru's personality went from [[SatelliteLoveInterest "mysterious" to "two-dimensional"]] depending on how interested the writers were in him. This was painfully noticeable in the last season, when a pseudo-courting period by newcomer Seiya replicates the old tension well, while Mamoru got PutOnABus. The [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] version avoids this trope by keeping Mamoru a well-developed (and much more BadAss) character even after the hook-up. Comparing his role in the fourth arc between manga and anime alone is dumbfounding; short version: in the former, he [[TookALevelInBadass gets a major power-up]], in the latter... he doesn't. It doesn't help that the [[Creator/KunihikoIkuhara anime adaptation's director]] at the time flat out said he hated Mamoru and kept throwing in [[HoYay hints]] that Usagi should get with ''Rei''.

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* After Usagi and Mamoru got together in the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime, they were shown together less and less; Mamoru's personality went from [[SatelliteLoveInterest "mysterious" to "two-dimensional"]] depending on how interested the writers were in him. This was painfully noticeable in the last season, when a pseudo-courting period by newcomer Seiya replicates the old tension well, while Mamoru got PutOnABus. The [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] version avoids this trope by keeping Mamoru a well-developed (and much more BadAss) badass) character even after the hook-up. Comparing his role in the fourth arc between manga and anime alone is dumbfounding; short version: in the former, he [[TookALevelInBadass gets a major power-up]], in the latter... he doesn't. It doesn't help that the [[Creator/KunihikoIkuhara anime adaptation's director]] at the time flat out said he hated Mamoru and kept throwing in [[HoYay hints]] that Usagi should get with ''Rei''.
17th Dec '16 5:48:05 PM Arcana4th
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* The finale of ''Anime/{{Bakugan}} Battle Brawlers'' shows [[BelligerentSexualTension Dan and Runo]] ''finally'' getting together, and the first episode of the sequel series, ''Bakugan: New Vestroia'', has them still together. Then Runo and every other girl from ''Battle Brawlers'' gets PutOnABus.



* The finale of ''Anime/{{Bakugan}} Battle Brawlers'' shows [[BelligerentSexualTension Dan and Runo]] ''finally'' getting together, and the first episode of the sequel series, ''Bakugan: New Vestroia'', has them still together. Then Runo and every other girl from ''Battle Brawlers'' gets PutOnABus.



* Averted in the shoujo anime/manga ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'', where the main couple are more or less a foregone conclusion from the first episode and are definitively together by the end of the first anime season. This wouldn't be all that unusual except that this corresponds to [[spoiler:the fourteenth]] chapter in an ongoing manga now over ''70 chapters long''. The second season (and ensuing manga chapters) have them as an established OfficialCouple, with conflict arising mainly from external forces and plenty of relationship development with other characters as well as each other.



* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': Kirito and Asuna [[spoiler:get together in the first volume/by episode 10 of the Anime and are married (due in part to the ease of marriage in an online game) in a few scenes and less than a day in universe. Chronologically they then adopt a daughter within two weeks and thus the majority of the series has them in a stable relationship with a budding family.]] Far from killing the ship, this simply shifts the focus to the relationships between them and Yui, along with the emotional impact of their various trials.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Interestingly, Haruka and Michiru inverted the situation to their benefit compared to Mamoru×Usagi pairing. Despite being a creator-acknowledged OfficialCouple with a [[{{Fanservice}} blatantly cute]] [[{{Takarazuka}} butch/femme dynamic]] and no alternative ships in the fandom, their relationship was always [[HideYourLesbians selectively]] (albeit increasingly) explicit enough to keep the fans interested.

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* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': Kirito and Asuna [[spoiler:get together The OfficialCouple of ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' hooks up at roughly the halfway point in the first volume/by episode 10 series. The rest of the Anime and are married (due in show is pretty much about them starting a life together, with a heavy focus on the emotional interdependence of their relationship. The second half (aka "After Story") is also generally considered the superior part to the ease of marriage in an online game) in a few scenes and less than a day in universe. Chronologically they then adopt a daughter within two weeks and thus the majority of the series has them in show.
* Averted on the anime adaptation of ''Manga/DNAngel'' when 3/4 into it Daisuke starts
a stable relationship with a budding family.]] Far from killing the ship, this simply shifts the focus to the relationships between Riku, but it takes time for them to adapt and Yui, along with the emotional impact of strengthen their various trials.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Interestingly, Haruka and Michiru inverted the situation to their benefit compared to Mamoru×Usagi pairing. Despite being a creator-acknowledged OfficialCouple with a [[{{Fanservice}} blatantly cute]] [[{{Takarazuka}} butch/femme dynamic]] and no alternative ships in the fandom, their relationship was always [[HideYourLesbians selectively]] (albeit increasingly) explicit enough to keep the fans interested.
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* Averted in ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' by Sasahara and Ogiue. Their UnresolvedSexualTension and WillTheyOrWontThey was cute enough, but it was better seeing each of them struggle with their first real relationship, deal with the difference between the person they were actually dating and the image they'd built up in their heads, and find out that they ultimately still really liked each other. In contrast, the anime was CutShort right before their first official date.
* Averted in ''Manga/ItazuraNaKiss''. In fact, a good number of fans will tell you that you wouldn't miss much by ''skipping'' the first season leading up to the OfficialCouple becoming, well, official.



* The OfficialCouple of ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' hooks up at roughly the halfway point in the series. The rest of the show is pretty much about them starting a life together, with a heavy focus on the emotional interdependence of their relationship. The second half (aka "After Story") is also generally considered the superior part of the show.
* Averted in ''Manga/ItazuraNaKiss''. In fact, a good number of fans will tell you that you wouldn't miss much by ''skipping'' the first season leading up to the OfficialCouple becoming, well, official.

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* The ''Franchise/SailorMoon'': Interestingly, Haruka and Michiru inverted the situation to their benefit compared to Mamoru×Usagi pairing. Despite being a creator-acknowledged OfficialCouple of ''VisualNovel/{{Clannad}}'' hooks up at roughly the halfway point with a [[{{Fanservice}} blatantly cute]] [[{{Takarazuka}} butch/femme dynamic]] and no alternative ships in the series. The rest fandom, their relationship was always [[HideYourLesbians selectively]] (albeit increasingly) explicit enough to keep the fans interested.
* ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'': Kirito and Asuna [[spoiler:get together in the first volume/by episode 10
of the show is pretty much about Anime and are married (due in part to the ease of marriage in an online game) in a few scenes and less than a day in universe. Chronologically they then adopt a daughter within two weeks and thus the majority of the series has them starting in a life together, stable relationship with a heavy budding family.]] Far from killing the ship, this simply shifts the focus on to the relationships between them and Yui, along with the emotional interdependence impact of their relationship. The second half (aka "After Story") is also generally considered the superior part of the show.
* Averted in ''Manga/ItazuraNaKiss''. In fact, a good number of fans will tell you that you wouldn't miss much by ''skipping'' the first season leading up to the OfficialCouple becoming, well, official.
various trials.



* Averted in ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' by Sasahara and Ogiue. Their UnresolvedSexualTension and WillTheyOrWontThey was cute enough, but it was better seeing each of them struggle with their first real relationship, deal with the difference between the person they were actually dating and the image they'd built up in their heads, and find out that they ultimately still really liked each other. In contrast, the anime was CutShort right before their first official date.
* Averted on the anime adaptation of ''Manga/DNAngel'' when 3/4 into it Daisuke starts a relationship with Riku, but it takes time for them to adapt and strengthen their love.
* Averted in the shoujo anime/manga ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'', where the main couple are more or less a foregone conclusion from the first episode and are definitively together by the end of the first anime season. This wouldn't be all that unusual except that this corresponds to [[spoiler:the fourteenth]] chapter in an ongoing manga now over ''70 chapters long''. The second season (and ensuing manga chapters) have them as an established OfficialCouple, with conflict arising mainly from external forces and plenty of relationship development with other characters as well as each other.

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* Averted in ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' by Sasahara ''Anime/YuriOnIce'': The fact that Yuri and Ogiue. Their UnresolvedSexualTension Victor turn the homoerotic subtext and WillTheyOrWontThey was cute enough, but it was better seeing each of them struggle with their first real relationship, deal with the difference between the person they were actually dating and the image they'd built up in romantic tension into sheer text after their heads, and find out that they ultimately still really liked each other. In contrast, RelationshipUpgrade into OfficialCouple in episode 7, many fans believe it to be one of if not ''the'' biggest selling point of the anime was CutShort right before show, as not only breaks a barrier, but also adds depth to their first official date.
* Averted on the anime adaptation of ''Manga/DNAngel'' when 3/4 into it Daisuke starts a
characters alone and their relationship with Riku, but it takes time for them to adapt and strengthen their love.
* Averted in the shoujo anime/manga ''Manga/AkagamiNoShirayukihime'', where the main couple are more or less a foregone conclusion from the first episode and are definitively together by the end of the first anime season. This wouldn't be all that unusual except that this corresponds to [[spoiler:the fourteenth]] chapter in an ongoing manga now over ''70 chapters long''. The second season (and ensuing manga chapters) have them
as an established OfficialCouple, with conflict arising mainly from external forces and plenty of relationship development with other characters as well as each other.a whole, also granting several heartwarming moments.
8th Dec '16 6:29:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' with Worf×Jadzia and even more spectacularly with Odo×Kira, who had an entire ''episode'' devoted to getting them together and afterward were completely, utterly in love and acted like it, while still being their normal, fiery, {{Badass}}, amazing selves.

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* Averted in ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' with Worf×Jadzia and even more spectacularly with Odo×Kira, who had an entire ''episode'' devoted to getting them together and afterward were completely, utterly in love and acted like it, while still being their normal, fiery, {{Badass}}, badass, amazing selves.
18th Oct '16 7:20:07 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': The jury is still out on whether Niles and Daphne finally hooking up made their relationship less or more interesting; some fans cite this as the moment when the show [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark]]. There are other factors. Keenan and Lloyd left the show ''at that very moment'' and other aspects of Seasons 8-10 were equally suspect. The eleventh season kind of bears this out, as N&D are also far more interesting there. Ostensibly, the coupling had something to do with Kelsey Grammer's ego, as he wanted the focus to shift to the title character (something also rather botched until the eleventh season). Season 11 in general was a huge reverse shark-jump. But most viewers agree that Niles and Daphne got together at just the right time, as they had avoided irritating or losing the interest of the viewers by not dragging the WillTheyOrWontThey on too long (as opposed to say, [[{{Friends}} Ross and Rachel]].) One could say that while Niles and Daphne suffered from this, they didn't ''have'' to, and they wouldn't have if Keenan and Lloyd had stayed. Incidentally, people forget that production problems is what made ''Moonlighting''[='s=] Maddie and Dave, this trope's poster child, suffer so severely from ShippingBedDeath: it's just more ''difficult'' to pull off a good post-RelationshipUpgrade romance than a {{UST}}-fueled one.

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* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': The jury is still out on whether Niles and Daphne finally hooking up made their relationship less or more interesting; some fans cite this as the moment when the show [[JumpingTheShark jumped the shark]]. There are other factors. Keenan and Lloyd left the show ''at that very moment'' and other aspects of Seasons 8-10 were equally suspect. The eleventh season kind of bears this out, as N&D are also far more interesting there. Ostensibly, the coupling had something to do with Kelsey Grammer's ego, as he wanted the focus to shift to the title character (something also rather botched until the eleventh season). Season 11 in general was a huge reverse shark-jump. But most viewers agree that Niles and Daphne got together at just the right time, as they had avoided irritating or losing the interest of the viewers by not dragging the WillTheyOrWontThey on too long (as opposed to say, [[{{Friends}} [[Series/{{Friends}} Ross and Rachel]].) One could say that while Niles and Daphne suffered from this, they didn't ''have'' to, and they wouldn't have if Keenan and Lloyd had stayed. Incidentally, people forget that production problems is what made ''Moonlighting''[='s=] Maddie and Dave, this trope's poster child, suffer so severely from ShippingBedDeath: it's just more ''difficult'' to pull off a good post-RelationshipUpgrade romance than a {{UST}}-fueled one.
8th Oct '16 7:55:28 PM nomuru2d
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* Averted on ''Series/{{Castle}}''. It was widely speculated that the show would never put Castle and Beckett together, as the show was powered by the UST between the two leads, and the fandom is powerfully driven by shipping. Even Castle's actor, Creator/NathanFillion, was openly against it. However, the two finally hooked up (although they haven't married yet) at the end of Season 4, and have been happily in a relationship all through Season 5. The stories are as good as ever, and the ratings are the best they've been. Even Fillion admits he was wrong and the "Moonlighting Curse" has been broken. They're as interesting as a couple as they were when they were flirting... possibly even moreso.
** Furthermore, season 4 (and season 3 to a lesser extent) are considered something of a weak point, mostly because the attempts to keep Castle and Beckett apart were pretty flimsy anyway. A good example is "The Limey". Castle and Beckett were each given a new RomanticFalseLead in the episode. Interestingly, instead of audience anger being directed toward the false leads (which happened previously with False Leads such as Detective Demming and Josh Davidson), the majority of the frustration instead landed on ''Castle and Beckett'', since they stubbornly refused to have a mature conversation about their feeling for each other, making it a rather obvious attempt to artificially extend the tension, leading fans to simply say "get on with it!"
19th Sep '16 6:19:28 PM wizardwes
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* The "Literature/VorkosiganSaga" averts and [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] in "A Civil Campaign" and subsequent books in the timeline as Miles and Ekaterine marry each other and still continue growing as characters.

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* The "Literature/VorkosiganSaga" Literature/VorkosiganSaga averts and [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] in "A ''A Civil Campaign" Campaign'' and subsequent books in the timeline as Miles and Ekaterine marry each other and still continue growing as characters.
19th Sep '16 6:13:03 PM wizardwes
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* The "Literature/VorkosiganSaga" averts and [[LampshadedTrope lampshaded]] in "A Civil Campaign" and subsequent books in the timeline as Miles and Ekaterine marry each other and still continue growing as characters.
12th Sep '16 5:41:02 AM JoieDeCombat
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* The ''Literature/InDeath'' series is a very rare example of a successful aversion. While the main characters, Eve and Roarke, start out with a rather warped MeetCute (he's a murder suspect and she's the homicide detective), they marry by the end of book 4. There are over 30 books in the series.

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* The ''Literature/InDeath'' series is a very rare example of a successful aversion. While the main characters, Eve and Roarke, start out with a rather warped MeetCute (he's a murder suspect and she's the homicide detective), they marry by the end of book 4. There are over 30 50 books in the series.
24th Aug '16 12:20:11 PM AndreaTx
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* Many ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' fans would argue that "Olicity" has reached this point. Felicity was introduced as a cute and quirky character who made hilarious Freudian slips and had a quiet crush on Oliver. Meanwhile, the writers seemed to be dedicated to the comic book mandated pairing of Oliver and Laurel (Green Arrow/ Black Canary), even though the two had a painfully angsty relationship in which Laurel blamed Oliver for every bad thing that has happened ever and spends her time getting drunk, trying to destroy Green Arrow and generally being sympathetic character. Many fans campaigned for Olicity to become cannon even to the point of calling for Laurel to die. Fast forward to season 4 [[spoiler: Laurel/ Black Canary dies]] and Oliver and Felicity are an official couple and people are now calling for Olicity to break up or Felicity to be killed off. This can be contributed in part to Felicity's status as a BaseBreaker who some see as the best thing ever and other see as a MarySue or CreatorsPet.

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* Many ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' fans would argue that "Olicity" has reached this point. Felicity was introduced as a cute and quirky character who made hilarious Freudian slips and had a quiet crush on Oliver. Meanwhile, the writers seemed to be dedicated to the comic book mandated pairing of Oliver and Laurel (Green Arrow/ Black Canary), even though the two had a painfully angsty relationship in which Laurel blamed Oliver for every bad thing that has happened ever and spends her time getting drunk, trying to destroy Green Arrow and generally being sympathetic an unsympathetic character. Many fans campaigned for Olicity to become cannon even to the point of calling for Laurel to die. Fast forward to season 4 [[spoiler: Laurel/ Black Canary dies]] and Oliver and Felicity are an official couple and people are now calling for Olicity to break up or Felicity to be killed off. This can be contributed in part to Felicity's status as a BaseBreaker who some see as the best thing ever and other see as a MarySue or CreatorsPet.
24th Aug '16 12:19:00 PM AndreaTx
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* Many ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' fans would argue that "Olicity" has reached this point. Felicity was introduced as a cute and quirky character who made hilarious Freudian slips and had a quiet crush on Oliver. Meanwhile, the writers seemed to be dedicated to the comic book mandated pairing of Oliver and Laurel (Green Arrow/ Black Canary), even though the two had a painfully angsty relationship in which Laurel blamed Oliver for every bad thing that has happened ever and spends her time getting drunk, trying to destroy Green Arrow and generally being sympathetic character. Many fans campaigned for Olicity to become cannon even to the point of calling for Laurel to die. Fast forward to season 4 [[spoiler: Laurel/ Black Canary dies]] and Oliver and Felicity are an official couple and people are now calling for Olicity to break up or Felicity to be killed off. This can be contributed in part to Felicity's status as a BaseBreaker who some see as the best thing ever and other see as a MarySue or CreatorsPet.
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