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14th Jun '18 2:10:50 PM Pichu-kun
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* The ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{The Alphabet Story}}'' has Elsa in a SecretRelationship with a woman named Kyra due to same-gender couples being illegal in Arendelle. Kyra eventually becomes engaged to a man named Ludvig, [[spoiler:which causes her and Elsa to break up]]. The fic ends [[spoiler:a MaybeEverAfter between Kyra and Elsa]].

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* The ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{The Alphabet Story}}'' has Elsa in a SecretRelationship with a woman named Kyra due to same-gender couples being illegal in Arendelle. Kyra eventually becomes engaged to a man named Ludvig, [[spoiler:which causes her and Elsa to break up]]. up]], but Elsa herself refuses to get a beard. The fic ends [[spoiler:a MaybeEverAfter between Kyra and Elsa]].Elsa]].
* In the ''Frozen'' fic ''Fanfic/BecomingFree'' Elsa is in a relationship with her smith and later personal guard Freya. In a spinoff oneshot from ''Free'', Freya becomes jealous when she thinks Elsa wants to leave her for a prince. In reality, Prince Ulrich is in a relationship with his "best friend" Lars. They pretend to be {{Chick Magnet}}s in order to avoid rumors. Lars mentions that he and Ulrich in particular have an arrangement to be the beards, and vice versa, of the palace librarian and the palace butcher's daughter. Ulrich flirting with Elsa, and Lars supposedly flirting with Freya, helps dissuade rumors on the relationship between Elsa and Freya.
6th Jun '18 1:03:33 PM MarqFJA
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* ''Manga/{{Nisekoi}}'' basically revolves around this trope, with the main characters -- Raku and Chitoge -- paired off by their fathers, good friends and yakuza bosses, to prevent a bloody feud between their gangs. And that was after both teens got off to a bad start when Chitoge accidentally bumped onto Raku, causing him to (temporarily) lose his precious pendant, given to him by a long-forgotten childhood love. As much as [[BelligerentSexualTension they openly claim to hate each other's guts]], they soon discover that their fake romance is slowly becoming ''[[BecomingTheMask real]]''.
25th May '18 9:54:17 PM FiliasCupio
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Subtrope of FakeRelationship. Supertrope of UndercoverAsLovers, OperationJealousy, CitizenshipMarriage, GirlfriendInCanada, ShockValueRelationship, BoyfriendBluff, and WeddingRingDefense. Compare EmergencyImpersonation.

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Subtrope of FakeRelationship. Supertrope of UndercoverAsLovers, OperationJealousy, CitizenshipMarriage, GirlfriendInCanada, ShockValueRelationship, BoyfriendBluff, RomanticFakeRealTurn and WeddingRingDefense. Compare EmergencyImpersonation.
22nd May '18 3:52:38 AM RJP
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* In ''Series/Sense8'', Lito is publicly dating Daniella at the start to hide the fact he is gay. This is because he likes to play tough action heroes in movies in his homeland of Mexico and fears he will be dropped if the public (and, importantly, the film producers) find out. [[spoiler:His fears are justified when he finally comes out, but fortunately he is able to move to America and get another - ostensibly deeper - acting role]]
22nd May '18 3:39:39 AM Hwarin
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* Played with in ''Literature/GoodBehaviour'', as Aroon seems to believe that Richard truly does love her, but their relationship only develops when Aroon's father begins to get suspicious of Richard's [[AmbiguouslyGay close relationship]] Hubert.

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* Played with in ''Literature/GoodBehaviour'', as Aroon seems to believe that Richard truly does love her, but their relationship only develops when Aroon's father begins to get suspicious of Richard's [[AmbiguouslyGay close relationship]] with Hubert.
22nd May '18 3:39:13 AM Hwarin
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* Played with in ''Literature/GoodBehaviour'', as Aroon seems to believe that Richard truly does love her, but their relationship only develops when Aroon's father begins to get suspicious of Richard's [[AmbiguouslyGay close relationship]] Hubert.
15th May '18 3:34:45 PM StFan
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-->She's got a famous boyfriend
-->They go out in style
-->She makes him look hetero
-->And he helps her profile

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-->Pose, you've gotta save your reputation
-->They're close to finding out about your girlfriend

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* Depending on the player's characterization, the spouse of the protagonist in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' could potentially fall into this realm. Unlike the past games in the series where the protagonist's origins are only vaguely framed ("Vault Dweller", "Tribal", or "Courier"), Fallout 4 establishes that the protagonist is in a heterosexual marriage and has a son, meaning that anyone wishing to play their character as homosexual would likely rely on this trope. Of course, given that the game takes place in a 2077 that has the social sensibilities of 1950s America, it makes sense that homosexual people might "fake" being straight to avoid ridicule.[[note]]Though one scene during the chaos of trying to find cover from the impending bombs is an apparently lesbian couple (and an interracial couple) embracing in their final moments, possibly hinting that not ''all'' the social sensibilities of the 50's carried over.[[/note]]

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* Depending on the player's characterization, the spouse of the protagonist in ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}'' ''VideoGame/Fallout4'' could potentially fall into this realm. Unlike the past games in the series where the protagonist's origins are only vaguely framed ("Vault Dweller", "Tribal", or "Courier"), Fallout 4 establishes that the protagonist is in a heterosexual marriage and has a son, meaning that anyone wishing to play their character as homosexual would likely rely on this trope. Of course, given that the game takes place in a 2077 that has the social sensibilities of 1950s America, it makes sense that homosexual people might "fake" being straight to avoid ridicule.[[note]]Though one scene during the chaos of trying to find cover from the impending bombs is an apparently lesbian couple (and an interracial couple) embracing in their final moments, possibly hinting that not ''all'' the social sensibilities of the 50's carried over.[[/note]]
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8th May '18 6:25:55 AM Allronix
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* It's also a common trope for any canonical female love interest that's "in the way" of an author's favorite male/male slash pairing to be dismissed as one of these.
3rd May '18 8:34:08 PM Willbyr
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[-[[caption-width-right:300:When coming out to your parents goes wrong.]]-]
3rd May '18 8:32:32 PM Willbyr
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* Ginta and Arimi pretended to be each other's beards in ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'' to get Miki (Ginta's crush and best friend) and Yuu (Arimi's ex boyfriend) back, respectively. However, they ended up falling in love with each other and hooking up for real.

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* ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'':
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Ginta and Arimi pretended to be each other's beards in ''Manga/MarmaladeBoy'' to get Miki (Ginta's crush and best friend) and Yuu (Arimi's ex boyfriend) back, respectively. However, they ended up falling in love with each other and hooking up for real.
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