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11th Jan '18 1:15:41 PM Smeagol17
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Certain character types like the HotTeacher or the {{Ojou}} are likely to be members of this, as a straight romantic story with them at the center probably wouldn't work at all, or at least it would invite too many unusual plot points.

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Certain character types like the HotTeacher or the {{Ojou}} are likely to be members of this, as a straight romantic story with them at the center probably often wouldn't work at all, or at least it would invite too many unusual plot points.
points for a ''standart'' series. Not that it hasn't been done.
11th Jan '18 1:13:01 PM sorako
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* ''Manga/AkatsukiNoYona'' may qualify as a gender-swapped version of this, though its status as a reverse harem is arguable. Yona has Hak, Kija, Jae-ha, Tae-jun, and even possibly the series' antagonist, Su-won, all in love with her. Despite this, [[ChildhoodFriend Hak]] is pretty clearly pegged as the main love-interest from the very start. Ironically though, he actually spends a sizable chunk of the story as a HopelessSuitor.



* ''LightNovel/CatPlanetCuties'' is a variant: While there is a female lead, she's an alien CatGirl who has no problem with sharing her boyfriend with the other haremettes.



* A variant in ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'': It is clear to everyone, from the start, that however much he may care for the other girls he hangs out with, Issei is in love first and foremost with Rias, and his relationship with her gets the spotlight over anyone else. However, the rest of the girls still pursue him... with Rias' blessing, as she [[{{Polyamory}} doesn't mind Issei being with multiple girls]] as long as she's number one. The EX Novel shows that they do eventually end up like this: Rias is officially his wife, but several of the girls have taken the Hyoudou name (while Issei took the name Gremory), and most, if not all, of them had children with him.
* ''LightNovel/HorizonInTheMiddleOfNowhere'' has a similar variant to ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDXD'': It's perfectly clear to everyone from the beginning that Toori only has eyes for Horizon. His other two friends Asama and Nate also have feelings for him, but they never pursued him because they know he will always love Horizon first and foremost. Later in the light novels, however, Horizon gives Asama and Nate her blessing for them to further their relationship with Toori, even [[{{Polyamory}} proposing them to actively share him and live the four together]] so Toori can have the emotional support he needs from the people who love him the most.



* ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' subtly balances on the verge of this and WillTheyOrWontThey, because although Miyuki is the only girl who has a full-fledged ShipTease with Tatsuya and more romantic moments than all the other girls put together, she is his own sister and he sees in her only his little sister, although he is [[spoiler: ready to try [[BrotherSisterIncest love her like a woman]], when the plot [[RoyalInbreeding creates suitable conditions]].]] Moreover, she is literally the only person to whom Tatsuya is able to experience real emotions, which initially almost leaves no chance for other girls.



* Subverted in LightNovel/ReZero, whhen you expect that Emilia will be obvious only love interest in the whole story. However, origin RomanticRunnerUp Rem gradually begins to receive a large dose of tease and even dub with Subaru all the romantic moments, which ultimately leads to her transformation into the second LoveInterest and awareness of the main hero of his sincere mutual love for her. While retaining the love to Emilia, and so, sincere equally loving both girls, although story continues to position Emilia as the only main female heroie and Subaru's OneTrueLove.



* ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' subtly balances on the verge of this and WillTheyOrWontThey, becouse although Miyuki is the only girl who has a full-fledged ShipTease with Tatsuya and more romantic moments than all the other girls put together, she is his own sister and he sees in her only his little sister, although he is [[spoiler: ready to try [[BrotherSisterIncest love her like a woman]], when the plot [[RoyalInbreeding creates suitable conditions]].]] Moreover, she is literally the only person to whom Tatsuya is able to experience real emotions, which initially almost leaves no chance for other girls.
* ''Manga/AkatsukiNoYona'' may qualify as a gender-swapped version of this, though its status as a reverse harem is arguable. Yona has [[spoiler: Hak; Kija; Jae-ha; Tae-jun; and even possibly the series' antagonist, Su-won; all in love with her.]] Despite this, [[ChildhoodFriend Hak]] is pretty clearly pegged as the main love-interest from the very start. Ironically though, he actually spends a sizable chunk of the story as a HopelessSuitor.
26th Sep '17 10:43:41 AM DustSnitch
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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'', the attractive {{Lancer}} had quite a few admirers - [[DeterminedHomesteader Annie O]], [[BadassPrincess Maya of Tarkon]], crime boss Daisy O'Mega ("Renegade Rangers" all but stated they had a shag), his former friend Darkstar... but the biggest ShipTease was between him and [[ActionGirl Niko]].

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'', the attractive {{Lancer}} had quite a few admirers - [[DeterminedHomesteader Annie O]], [[BadassPrincess Maya of Tarkon]], Tarkon, crime boss Daisy O'Mega ("Renegade Rangers" all but stated they had a shag), his former friend Darkstar... but the biggest ShipTease was between him and [[ActionGirl Niko]].
24th Sep '17 4:21:36 PM NubianSatyress
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Contrast with BalancedHarem, where several girls have equal prominence during the story.

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Contrast with BalancedHarem, where several girls have equal prominence during the story.
story. See also TopWife, a further evolution of this trope, where there's clearly one girl at the top but the protagonist still gets to MarryThemAll.
2nd May '17 3:11:26 AM LittleBuster
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* Subverted in LightNovel/ReZero, whhen you expect that Emilia will be obvious only love interest in the whole story. However, origin RomanticRunnerUp Rem gradually begins to receive a large dose of tease and even dub with Subaru all the romantic moments, which ultimately leads to her transformation into the second LoveInterest and awareness of the main hero of his sincere mutual love for her. While retaining the love to Emilia, and so, sincere equally loving both girls, while story continues to position Emilia as the only main female heroie and Subaru's OneTrueLove.

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* Subverted in LightNovel/ReZero, whhen you expect that Emilia will be obvious only love interest in the whole story. However, origin RomanticRunnerUp Rem gradually begins to receive a large dose of tease and even dub with Subaru all the romantic moments, which ultimately leads to her transformation into the second LoveInterest and awareness of the main hero of his sincere mutual love for her. While retaining the love to Emilia, and so, sincere equally loving both girls, while although story continues to position Emilia as the only main female heroie and Subaru's OneTrueLove.
2nd May '17 3:09:10 AM LittleBuster
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* Subverted in LightNovel/ReZero, whhen you expect that Emilia will be obvious only love interest in the whole story. However, origin RomanticRunnerUp Rem gradually begins to receive a large dose of tease and even dub with Subaru all the romantic moments, which ultimately leads to her transformation into the second LoveInterest and awareness of the main hero of his sincere mutual love for her. While retaining the love to Emilia, and so, sincere equally loving both girls, yes.

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* Subverted in LightNovel/ReZero, whhen you expect that Emilia will be obvious only love interest in the whole story. However, origin RomanticRunnerUp Rem gradually begins to receive a large dose of tease and even dub with Subaru all the romantic moments, which ultimately leads to her transformation into the second LoveInterest and awareness of the main hero of his sincere mutual love for her. While retaining the love to Emilia, and so, sincere equally loving both girls, yes.while story continues to position Emilia as the only main female heroie and Subaru's OneTrueLove.
2nd May '17 2:52:48 AM LittleBuster
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* Subverted in LightNovel/ReZero, When you expect that Emilia will be obvious only love interest in the whole story. However, gradually origin RomanticRunnerUp Rem begins to receive a large dose of tease and even dub with Subaru all the romantic moments, which ultimately leads to her transformation into the second LoveInterest and the awereness by the main character of a real love for her. Having kept the love to Emilia, and so, sincere equally loving both girls, yes.

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* Subverted in LightNovel/ReZero, When whhen you expect that Emilia will be obvious only love interest in the whole story. However, gradually origin RomanticRunnerUp Rem gradually begins to receive a large dose of tease and even dub with Subaru all the romantic moments, which ultimately leads to her transformation into the second LoveInterest and the awereness by awareness of the main character hero of a real his sincere mutual love for her. Having kept While retaining the love to Emilia, and so, sincere equally loving both girls, yes.yes.
2nd May '17 2:48:10 AM LittleBuster
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* Subverted in ''Manga/StrawberryOneHundredPercent''; while Junpei does initially express feeling in Satsuki, Tsukasa, and Aya, it becomes clear that Aya is his primary love interest. [[spoiler:In the end, he chooses Tsukasa instead]]. Fans weren't happy.

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* Subverted in LightNovel/ReZero, When you expect that Emilia will be obvious only love interest in the whole story. However, gradually origin RomanticRunnerUp Rem begins to receive a large dose of tease and even dub with Subaru all the romantic moments, which ultimately leads to her transformation into the second LoveInterest and the awereness by the main character of a real love for her. Having kept the love to Emilia, and so, sincere equally loving both girls, yes.
* Also subverted
in ''Manga/StrawberryOneHundredPercent''; while Junpei does initially express feeling in Satsuki, Tsukasa, and Aya, it becomes clear that Aya is his primary love interest. [[spoiler:In the end, he chooses Tsukasa instead]]. Fans weren't happy.
2nd May '17 2:31:00 AM LittleBuster
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A romantic story with {{Tsundere}} is usually very likely to get into this trope, as the authors like to use some of the support girls for RomanticRunnerUp in the love story between the protagonist and the extremely jealous PatientChildhoodLoveInterest or LittleSisterHeroine.
2nd May '17 2:14:26 AM LittleBuster
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* ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' subtly balances on the verge of this and WillTheyOrWontThey, becouse although Miyuki is the only girl who has a full-fledged ShipTease with Tatsuya and more romantic moments than all the other girls put together, she is his own sister and he sees in it only his little sister, although he is [[spoiler: ready to try [[BrotherSisterIncest love her like a woman]], when the plot [[RoyalInbreeding creates suitable conditions]].]]

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* ''LightNovel/TheIrregularAtMagicHighSchool'' subtly balances on the verge of this and WillTheyOrWontThey, becouse although Miyuki is the only girl who has a full-fledged ShipTease with Tatsuya and more romantic moments than all the other girls put together, she is his own sister and he sees in it her only his little sister, although he is [[spoiler: ready to try [[BrotherSisterIncest love her like a woman]], when the plot [[RoyalInbreeding creates suitable conditions]].]]]] Moreover, she is literally the only person to whom Tatsuya is able to experience real emotions, which initially almost leaves no chance for other girls.
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