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17th Feb '18 2:50:10 PM nombretomado
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* Canon example: In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', it's revealed that Layton's sweetheart Claire, ten years deceased, was [[spoiler:the LoveInterest of two men other than her actual boyfriend. One was her boss, Dimitri Allen, whose affections she acknowledged but was unable to return because she was already in love with Hershel. The other was Don Paolo, who attended the same university as Layton and Claire and was in love with her from a distance; not only does she not appear to have been aware of his feelings for her, it's debatable whether she even knew he ''existed''.]]

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* Canon example: In ''ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheUnwoundFuture'', it's revealed that Layton's sweetheart Claire, ten years deceased, was [[spoiler:the LoveInterest of two men other than her actual boyfriend. One was her boss, Dimitri Allen, whose affections she acknowledged but was unable to return because she was already in love with Hershel. The other was Don Paolo, who attended the same university as Layton and Claire and was in love with her from a distance; not only does she not appear to have been aware of his feelings for her, it's debatable whether she even knew he ''existed''.]]
9th Feb '18 8:29:35 PM Trooper924
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'': Mei/Junkrat is sometimes depicted like this--though in this case, Junkrat is often portrayed as an AbhorrentAdmirer whose advances utterly repulse Mei.
13th Jan '18 11:52:26 AM nombretomado
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* In the film ''Film/TheWatcher'' (starring KeanuReeves), most of the [[YaoiFangirl fans of the movie]] ship SerialKiller David Allen Griffin (Keanu) with Joel Campbell (James Spader). The thing is, a lot of the charm of the pairing appears to be how ''completely'' one-sided and [[MindGameShip screwed up]] it is.

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* In the film ''Film/TheWatcher'' (starring KeanuReeves), Creator/KeanuReeves), most of the [[YaoiFangirl fans of the movie]] ship SerialKiller David Allen Griffin (Keanu) with Joel Campbell (James Spader). The thing is, a lot of the charm of the pairing appears to be how ''completely'' one-sided and [[MindGameShip screwed up]] it is.
1st Dec '17 2:39:24 PM Totema
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** Later confirmed canon in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidVThePhantomPain'', [[spoiler: as Ocelot hints at his true feelings near the very end of the story.]]
23rd Nov '17 2:54:49 PM Reflextion
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* ''Manga/GetBackers'': One-sided [[PsychoForHire Takuma Fudou]] → Ban Midou. Definitely a messed up, AxCrazy ship... but then again, the manga itself makes Fudou's homoerotic obsession with Ban pretty much canon (along with Ban's nonchalant, annoyed attitude towards Fudou). It probably doesn't help that Fudou actually even comes out and says that he's ***ed off that Ban only has eyes for Ginji, and that he wants Ban to [[GreenEyedMonster notice and pay attention to him instead]].

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* ''Manga/GetBackers'': One-sided [[PsychoForHire Takuma Fudou]] → Ban Midou. Definitely a messed up, AxCrazy ship... but then again, the manga itself makes Fudou's homoerotic obsession with Ban pretty much canon (along with Ban's nonchalant, annoyed attitude towards Fudou). It probably doesn't help that Fudou actually even comes out and says that he's ***ed pissed off that Ban only has eyes for Ginji, and that he wants Ban to [[GreenEyedMonster notice and pay attention to him instead]].



* ''Series/{{Firefly}}:'' One could easily see implications of River → Mal if one wanted to, especially during/after the Big***Movie.

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}:'' One could easily see implications of River → Mal if one wanted to, especially during/after the Big***Movie.BigDamnMovie.



* The ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' fandom pretty much universally agrees that Dist the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Reaper]]/[[SissyVillain Rose]]/[[EmbarrassingNickname Runny]] is [[SingleTargetSexuality Jadesexual]]. Only slightly less widespread is the belief that Jade doesn't give a ***.

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* The ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' fandom pretty much universally agrees that Dist the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Reaper]]/[[SissyVillain Rose]]/[[EmbarrassingNickname Runny]] is [[SingleTargetSexuality Jadesexual]]. Only slightly less widespread is the belief that Jade doesn't give a ***.damn.



* Canonically, Karkat from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' has a [[SlapSlapKiss Caliginous]] crush on John. However, John can't return these feelings, partly because [[IncompatibleOrientation he's straight]] and partly because [[ThePollyanna he just doesn't have it in him to hate someone like that]]. Although the first issue is pretty easy to work around in fiction (after all, he's 13 - what 13-year-old can so decisively say what their orientation is?), the latter...isn't. However, Karkat's hatecrush is, in the eyes of many, either [[RuleOfDrama a great opportunity for angst]] or [[RuleOfCute god*** adorable]]. (Or both!) Thus, while fic involving [[LoveInterest matespritships]] or [[MoralityPet moirallegiances]] are common between these two, fic where Karkat has a one-sided wish for John to be his kismesis are also quite popular.

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* Canonically, Karkat from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' has a [[SlapSlapKiss Caliginous]] crush on John. However, John can't return these feelings, partly because [[IncompatibleOrientation he's straight]] and partly because [[ThePollyanna he just doesn't have it in him to hate someone like that]]. Although the first issue is pretty easy to work around in fiction (after all, he's 13 - what 13-year-old can so decisively say what their orientation is?), the latter...isn't. However, Karkat's hatecrush is, in the eyes of many, either [[RuleOfDrama a great opportunity for angst]] or [[RuleOfCute god*** goddamn adorable]]. (Or both!) Thus, while fic involving [[LoveInterest matespritships]] or [[MoralityPet moirallegiances]] are common between these two, fic where Karkat has a one-sided wish for John to be his kismesis are also quite popular.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'', Kitty has a stalkerish crush on Eric, who is more into [[Alpha*** Vana]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'', Kitty has a stalkerish crush on Eric, who is more into [[Alpha*** [[AlphaBitch Vana]].
17th Nov '17 3:54:11 PM PrincessPandaTrope
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For canon examples, see UnrequitedLoveTropes.



* ''Manga/GetBackers'': One-sided [[PsychoForHire Takuma Fudou]] → Ban Midou. Definitely a messed up, AxCrazy ship... but then again, the manga itself makes Fudou's homoerotic obsession with Ban pretty much canon (along with Ban's nonchalant, annoyed attitude towards Fudou). It probably doesn't help that Fudou actually even comes out and says that he's pissed off that Ban only has eyes for Ginji, and that he wants Ban to [[GreenEyedMonster notice and pay attention to him instead]].

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* ''Manga/GetBackers'': One-sided [[PsychoForHire Takuma Fudou]] → Ban Midou. Definitely a messed up, AxCrazy ship... but then again, the manga itself makes Fudou's homoerotic obsession with Ban pretty much canon (along with Ban's nonchalant, annoyed attitude towards Fudou). It probably doesn't help that Fudou actually even comes out and says that he's pissed ****ed off that Ban only has eyes for Ginji, and that he wants Ban to [[GreenEyedMonster notice and pay attention to him instead]].



* ''Series/{{Firefly}}:'' One could easily see implications of River → Mal if one wanted to, especially during/after the BigDamnMovie.

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}:'' One could easily see implications of River → Mal if one wanted to, especially during/after the BigDamnMovie.Big****Movie.



* The ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' fandom pretty much universally agrees that Dist the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Reaper]]/[[SissyVillain Rose]]/[[EmbarrassingNickname Runny]] is [[SingleTargetSexuality Jadesexual]]. Only slightly less widespread is the belief that Jade doesn't give a damn.

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* The ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' fandom pretty much universally agrees that Dist the [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Reaper]]/[[SissyVillain Rose]]/[[EmbarrassingNickname Runny]] is [[SingleTargetSexuality Jadesexual]]. Only slightly less widespread is the belief that Jade doesn't give a damn.****.



* Canonically, Karkat from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' has a [[SlapSlapKiss Caliginous]] crush on John. However, John can't return these feelings, partly because [[IncompatibleOrientation he's straight]] and partly because [[ThePollyanna he just doesn't have it in him to hate someone like that]]. Although the first issue is pretty easy to work around in fiction (after all, he's 13 - what 13-year-old can so decisively say what their orientation is?), the latter...isn't. However, Karkat's hatecrush is, in the eyes of many, either [[RuleOfDrama a great opportunity for angst]] or [[RuleOfCute goddamn adorable]]. (Or both!) Thus, while fic involving [[LoveInterest matespritships]] or [[MoralityPet moirallegiances]] are common between these two, fic where Karkat has a one-sided wish for John to be his kismesis are also quite popular.

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* Canonically, Karkat from ''{{Webcomic/Homestuck}}'' has a [[SlapSlapKiss Caliginous]] crush on John. However, John can't return these feelings, partly because [[IncompatibleOrientation he's straight]] and partly because [[ThePollyanna he just doesn't have it in him to hate someone like that]]. Although the first issue is pretty easy to work around in fiction (after all, he's 13 - what 13-year-old can so decisively say what their orientation is?), the latter...isn't. However, Karkat's hatecrush is, in the eyes of many, either [[RuleOfDrama a great opportunity for angst]] or [[RuleOfCute goddamn god**** adorable]]. (Or both!) Thus, while fic involving [[LoveInterest matespritships]] or [[MoralityPet moirallegiances]] are common between these two, fic where Karkat has a one-sided wish for John to be his kismesis are also quite popular.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'', Kitty has a stalkerish crush on Eric, who is more into [[AlphaBitch Vana]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Sidekick}}'', Kitty has a stalkerish crush on Eric, who is more into [[AlphaBitch [[Alpha***** Vana]].
25th Sep '17 4:27:55 PM N1KF
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* There are ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' fans who find Dipper's PrecociousCrush on Wendy adorable without shipping them.
** [[spoiler:Wendy admits at the end of "[[Recap/GravityFallsS2E2IntoTheBunker Into The Bunker]]" that she finds it super flattering, but she naturally lets him down due to the age difference.]]
** Following ''Northwest Mansion Mystery'', the fandom theory skyrocketed that Pacifica has a crush on an unwitting Dipper. Canon-wise, there are only a handful of vague hints from her side, and complete obviousness from him (aside from an instance of possible flirting during the aforementioned episode).
* Similarly above, in ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' some fans think the same with Mac shipped with Frankie.

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* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
**
There are ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' fans who find Dipper's PrecociousCrush on Wendy adorable without shipping them.
** [[spoiler:Wendy admits at
them. At the end of "[[Recap/GravityFallsS2E2IntoTheBunker Into The Bunker]]" Bunker]]", [[spoiler:Wendy admits at the end of that she finds it super flattering, but she naturally lets him down due to the age difference.]]
difference]].
** Following ''Northwest "Northwest Mansion Mystery'', Mystery", the fandom theory skyrocketed that Pacifica has a crush on an unwitting Dipper. Canon-wise, there are only a handful of vague hints from her side, and complete obviousness from him (aside from an instance of possible flirting during the aforementioned episode).
* Similarly above, in Some ''WesternAnimation/FostersHomeForImaginaryFriends'' some fans think the same with Mac shipped with Frankie.like Mac's PrecociousCrush on Frankie without shipping it.


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3rd Aug '17 2:36:58 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''GetBackers'': One-sided [[PsychoForHire Takuma Fudou]] → Ban Midou. Definitely a messed up, AxCrazy ship... but then again, the manga itself makes Fudou's homoerotic obsession with Ban pretty much canon (along with Ban's nonchalant, annoyed attitude towards Fudou). It probably doesn't help that Fudou actually even comes out and says that he's pissed off that Ban only has eyes for Ginji, and that he wants Ban to [[GreenEyedMonster notice and pay attention to him instead]].

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* ''GetBackers'': ''Manga/GetBackers'': One-sided [[PsychoForHire Takuma Fudou]] → Ban Midou. Definitely a messed up, AxCrazy ship... but then again, the manga itself makes Fudou's homoerotic obsession with Ban pretty much canon (along with Ban's nonchalant, annoyed attitude towards Fudou). It probably doesn't help that Fudou actually even comes out and says that he's pissed off that Ban only has eyes for Ginji, and that he wants Ban to [[GreenEyedMonster notice and pay attention to him instead]].
18th Jul '17 6:26:28 PM Lorealie
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** Almost anyone in Lelouch's UnwantedHarem → Lelouch seem to apply, too, depending on other shipping preferences.Gino → Suzaku is popular too. **Nina → Euphie is canon and Rolo → Lelouch pretty heavily implied. On a more squicky note, [[spoiler: V.V. → Charles]] is a popular interpretation.

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** Almost anyone in Lelouch's UnwantedHarem → Lelouch seem to apply, too, depending on other shipping preferences.Gino → Suzaku is popular too. **Nina
** Nina
→ Euphie is canon and Rolo → Lelouch pretty heavily implied. On a more squicky note, [[spoiler: V.V. → Charles]] is a popular interpretation.
15th Jul '17 9:15:53 PM SpocktorWho
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** There's another faction that believes the opposite, with Dean--the series' [[TroubledButCute troubled]], [[HeroicSelfDeprecation self-loathing]] [[ExtremeDoormat family doormat]]--pining after the [[TheStoic emotionless]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] Castiel. It was made murky later on when Castiel slowly turns human and actually gains emotions, but once [[StatusQuoIsGod Castiel is re-"angelfied" and his faith in God restored]], he sees no problem in leaving Dean to fly off to Heaven. In Season 6, he only appeared when he needs something from Dean, and Dean does not seem to have forgiven him.

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** There's another faction that believes the opposite, with Dean--the series' [[TroubledButCute troubled]], [[HeroicSelfDeprecation self-loathing]] [[ExtremeDoormat family doormat]]--pining after the [[TheStoic emotionless]] [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]] Castiel. It was made murky later on when Castiel slowly turns human and actually gains emotions, but once [[StatusQuoIsGod Castiel is re-"angelfied" and his faith in God restored]], he sees no problem in leaving Dean to fly off to Heaven. In Season 6, he only appeared appears when he needs something from Dean, Dean (or vice versa), and Dean does not seem to have forgiven him.



** As of season 10 it's also become quite common for people to see Crowley as having an unrequited love for Dean, who may have a mutual love with Castiel. Despite initially seeming like a CrackShip, the show definitely portrays Crowley's reaction to Dean [[spoiler:becoming human again after her was a demon, and then outright choosing to partner with Castiel over him later on]] as being comparable to a dumped lover, and the triangle is paralleled to the Abbadon->Cain/Colette LoveTriangle with Crowley associated with Abbadon.

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** As of season 10 it's also become quite common for people to see Crowley as having an unrequited love for Dean, who may have a mutual love with Castiel. Despite initially seeming like a CrackShip, the show definitely portrays Crowley's reaction to Dean [[spoiler:becoming human again after her he was a demon, and then outright choosing to partner with Castiel over him later on]] as being comparable to a dumped lover, and the triangle is paralleled to the Abbadon->Cain/Colette LoveTriangle with Crowley associated with Abbadon.
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