History Main / TheFourLoves

15th Apr '17 8:57:13 AM Veanne
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* ''[[AllLovingHero Agape]]'' (Unconditional Love) -- This is the love that brings forth caring regardless of circumstance. The essence of ''agape'' love is self-sacrifice. It is also a decision, not fueled by pure emotions (theoretically). However, emotions such as the other three loves can provide a "booster rocket" into ''agape''. Note that true ''agape'' is never self-destructive; it is not the willingness to sacrifice oneself that, say, someone with a GuiltComplex would have. It builds the soul, and, like the other types, fosters emotional health and self-confidence. It's difficult to express the differences between a MartyrWithoutACause and someone who's accepted ''agape'' love into their heart, but they exist; one key distinction is that someone might love a vile monster even while actively opposing him/her, even to the point of a MercyKill, like a mother might love a son that passed the MoralEventHorizon a long, long time ago and needs to be put down. ''Agape'' love need not always be spiritual, but it is often based in spirituality - as Creator/PhilipDick put it "Love is (...) like a father saving his children from a burning house, getting them out and denying himself. When you love you cease to live for yourself; you live for another person." Also, unlike the other ("earthly") loves, agape is immune to LoveMakesYouEvil (and similar tropes).

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* ''[[AllLovingHero Agape]]'' (Unconditional Love) -- This is the love that brings forth caring regardless of circumstance. The essence of ''agape'' love is self-sacrifice. It is also a decision, not fueled by pure emotions (theoretically). However, emotions such as the other three loves can provide a "booster rocket" into ''agape''. Note that true ''agape'' is never self-destructive; it is not the willingness to sacrifice oneself that, say, someone with a GuiltComplex would have. It builds the soul, and, like the other types, fosters emotional health and self-confidence. It's difficult to express the differences between a MartyrWithoutACause and someone who's accepted ''agape'' love into their heart, but they exist; one key distinction is that someone might love a vile monster even while actively opposing him/her, even to the point of a MercyKill, like a mother might love a son that passed the MoralEventHorizon a long, long time ago and needs to be put down. ''Agape'' love need not always be spiritual, but it is often based in spirituality - as Creator/PhilipDick Creator/PhilipKDick put it "Love is (...) like a father saving his children from a burning house, getting them out and denying himself. When you love you cease to live for yourself; you live for another person." Also, unlike the other ("earthly") loves, agape is immune to LoveMakesYouEvil (and similar tropes).
15th Apr '17 8:56:45 AM Veanne
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* ''[[AllLovingHero Agape]]'' (Unconditional Love) -- This is the love that brings forth caring regardless of circumstance. The essence of ''agape'' love is self-sacrifice. It is also a decision, not fueled by pure emotions (theoretically). However, emotions such as the other three loves can provide a "booster rocket" into ''agape''. Note that true ''agape'' is never self-destructive; it is not the willingness to sacrifice oneself that, say, someone with a GuiltComplex would have. It builds the soul, and, like the other types, fosters emotional health and self-confidence. It's difficult to express the differences between a MartyrWithoutACause and someone who's accepted ''agape'' love into their heart, but they exist; one key distinction is that someone might love a vile monster even while actively opposing him/her, even to the point of a MercyKill, like a mother might love a son that passed the MoralEventHorizon a long, long time ago and needs to be put down. ''Agape'' love need not always be spiritual, but it is often based in spirituality.

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* ''[[AllLovingHero Agape]]'' (Unconditional Love) -- This is the love that brings forth caring regardless of circumstance. The essence of ''agape'' love is self-sacrifice. It is also a decision, not fueled by pure emotions (theoretically). However, emotions such as the other three loves can provide a "booster rocket" into ''agape''. Note that true ''agape'' is never self-destructive; it is not the willingness to sacrifice oneself that, say, someone with a GuiltComplex would have. It builds the soul, and, like the other types, fosters emotional health and self-confidence. It's difficult to express the differences between a MartyrWithoutACause and someone who's accepted ''agape'' love into their heart, but they exist; one key distinction is that someone might love a vile monster even while actively opposing him/her, even to the point of a MercyKill, like a mother might love a son that passed the MoralEventHorizon a long, long time ago and needs to be put down. ''Agape'' love need not always be spiritual, but it is often based in spirituality.
spirituality - as Creator/PhilipDick put it "Love is (...) like a father saving his children from a burning house, getting them out and denying himself. When you love you cease to live for yourself; you live for another person." Also, unlike the other ("earthly") loves, agape is immune to LoveMakesYouEvil (and similar tropes).
9th Apr '17 9:45:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''RosarioToVampire'':

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8th Apr '17 10:36:13 AM Veanne
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It is notable that these are rough categories of love and not exclusive to each other. That is, more than one can appear between the same people. For instance, if Alice meets Bob at a SciFi convention and they continue to get together to talk about sci-fi, then they have ''philia''. If Alice and Bob in the process become each others' [[LoveInterest Love Interests]], they will also have ''eros'', but if they still get together to talk about sci-fi they still have ''philia''. If they get married, [[HappilyMarried live happily ever after]], [[GrowOldWithMe grow old together]] and like each other's company simply because they are there, that is ''storge''. And if they make {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s for each other, that is ''agape''.

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It is notable that these are rough categories of love and not exclusive to each other. That is, more than one can appear between the same people. For instance, if Alice meets Bob at a SciFi convention and they continue to get together to talk about sci-fi, then they have ''philia''. If Alice and Bob in the process become each others' [[LoveInterest Love Interests]], they will also have ''eros'', but if they still get together to talk about sci-fi they still have ''philia''. If they get married, [[HappilyMarried live happily ever after]], [[GrowOldWithMe grow old together]] and like each other's company simply because they are there, that is ''storge''. And if they make {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s for each other, that is ''agape''.
''agape''. In general, phileo will normally make storge arise in time, and in the absence of hindrances (look [[UnrequitedLoveTropes here]] for a list) it's likely to bring about eros as well.



* Carly and Sam in ''Series/ICarly''. Carly towards Freddie, although that could end up in Eros in the future.

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* Carly and Sam in ''Series/ICarly''. Carly towards Freddie, although that could end up in Eros eros in the future.



* The study group in ''Series/{{Community}}'' tend to fall here, with a hint of '''Storge''' and occasional short-lived dalliances into '''Eros'''.

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* The study group in ''Series/{{Community}}'' tend to fall here, with a hint of '''Storge''' and occasional short-lived dalliances into '''Eros'''.'''eros'''.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is based entirely around Philia, as the title notes. The Mane Six's strong bond drives the entirety of the series, and the {{Deuteragonist}}s, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, aren't far behind either. However, it also incorporates all three other loves on the side, as noted in their respective sections.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' is based entirely around Philia, philia, as the title notes. The Mane Six's strong bond drives the entirety of the series, and the {{Deuteragonist}}s, the Cutie Mark Crusaders, aren't far behind either. However, it also incorporates all three other loves on the side, as noted in their respective sections.



* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Sailor Venus has a rather [[{{Irony}} ironic]] relationship with Eros. On one hand, [[LoveGoddess her very presence helps those around her to find it]]. On the other, her characterization is defined by the ''absence'' of Eros: she is destined to never find her true love ''[[MarriedToTheJob by her own choice]]'', something Venus eventually accepts (even so, [[TrueCompanions her life is not a lonely one]]).

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* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Sailor Venus has a rather [[{{Irony}} ironic]] relationship with Eros.eros. On one hand, [[LoveGoddess her very presence helps those around her to find it]]. On the other, her characterization is defined by the ''absence'' of Eros: eros: she is destined to never find her true love ''[[MarriedToTheJob by her own choice]]'', something Venus eventually accepts (even so, [[TrueCompanions her life is not a lonely one]]).



* Molly Carpenter of Literature/TheDresdenFiles feels eros towards Harry, and tells him this soon after they start working together. Unfortunately, Harry has known her since she was a child, and feels only [[BirdsOfAFeather phileo]] towards her. Awkwardness ensues.

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* Molly Carpenter of Literature/TheDresdenFiles feels eros towards Harry, and tells him this soon after they start working together. Unfortunately, Harry has known her since she was a child, and feels only [[BirdsOfAFeather storge and phileo]] towards her. Awkwardness ensues.



* Charlotte and Declan from {{Series/Revenge}}, although they do have some Phileo.
* At one point forbidden by the network, the modern era of ''Series/DoctorWho'' has allowed this to appear from time to time, however usually in very subtle fashion. Recent examples include Rose Tyler and the Tenth Doctor, River Song and the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors (the Doctor actually marrying her at one point), and Clara Oswald with the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors. There has also been the occasional single-episode example, such as the Tenth Doctor and Madame de Pompadour.

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* Charlotte and Declan from {{Series/Revenge}}, although they do have some Phileo.
phileo.
* At one point forbidden by the network, the modern era of ''Series/DoctorWho'' has allowed this to appear from time to time, however if usually in very a subtle fashion. Recent examples include Rose Tyler and the Tenth Doctor, River Song and the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors (the Doctor actually marrying her at one point), and Clara Oswald with the Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors. There has also been the occasional single-episode example, such as the Tenth Doctor and Madame de Pompadour.



* The reason why there are so many love songs in the first place.

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* The reason why there are so many [[SillyLoveSongs love songs songs]] in the first place.



* The DatingSim genre exists because of this wish.

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* The DatingSim genre exists because of this wish.people want eros.



* Squall from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' without really knowing it at first.
* Website/GaiaOnline's "Sainte Ciel" Evolving Item told the story of a nun trying to rescue the princess she loved from an evil demon. You could choose between Eros and Agape routes; if you chose Eros, Ciel would [[MoreThanMindControl succumb to the demon Mephiste's temptations]].

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* Squall from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' without really knowing it at first.
first, towards Rinoa.
* Website/GaiaOnline's "Sainte Ciel" Evolving Item told the story of a nun trying to rescue the princess she loved from an evil demon. You could choose between Eros eros and Agape agape routes; if you chose Eros, eros, Ciel would [[MoreThanMindControl succumb to the demon Mephiste's temptations]].



* In Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}, the trolls refer to Eros-love as matespiritship. John's dad and Rose's mom are [[http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wiki/Quadrants specifically]] given as an example.

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* In Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}, the trolls refer to Eros-love eros-love as matespiritship. John's dad and Rose's mom are [[http://mspaintadventures.wikia.com/wiki/Quadrants specifically]] given as an example.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. While nowhere near as prominent as Philia and Storge, Eros is also visited on the show, mainly between Twilight Sparkle's brother Shining Armor and his wife Princess Cadance. Rarity expresses a desire for Eros early on in the series, and was disappointed that her dream guy, Prince Bluebood was a total jerk. Even Twilight herself gets a brief encounter with Eros in regards to Flash Sentry in ''Equestria Girls''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. While nowhere near as prominent as Philia philia and Storge, Eros storge, eros is also visited on the show, mainly between Twilight Sparkle's brother Shining Armor and his wife Princess Cadance. Rarity expresses a desire for Eros eros early on in the series, and was disappointed that her dream guy, Prince Bluebood was a total jerk. Even Twilight herself gets a brief encounter with Eros eros in regards to Flash Sentry in ''Equestria Girls''.



* The main theme of Literature/HarryPotter is Agape.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' series, at first Karrin Murphy and Harry Dresden fall under Storge, but by ''Cold Days'', Karrin definitely feels this (and possibly Eros, although on this she is extremely reluctant due to his personality changes) for Harry when she says, in a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming:

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* The main theme {{theme}} of Literature/HarryPotter is Agape.
agape.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' series, at first Karrin Murphy and Harry Dresden fall under Storge, storge, but by ''Cold Days'', Karrin definitely feels this (and possibly Eros, eros, although on this she is extremely reluctant due to his personality changes) for Harry when she says, in a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming:



* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'': This is ''literally'' what Holmes and Watson end up in, as well as Phileo, particularly when Watson is shot.
* In Creator/CassandraClare's books, Shadowhunters have parabotai, which is essentially this, with some shades of philia thrown in as well, but Eros is definitely forbidden.

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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmes'': This is ''literally'' what Holmes and Watson end up in, as well as Phileo, phileo, particularly when Watson is shot.
* In Creator/CassandraClare's books, Shadowhunters have parabotai, which is essentially this, with some shades of philia thrown in as well, but Eros eros is definitely forbidden.



* [[TheMedic Simon]] and [[IllGirl River]] in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' is in some ways an extension of Storge into Agape.

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* [[TheMedic Simon]] and [[IllGirl River]] in ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' is in some ways an extension of Storge storge into Agape.agape.



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', The Doctor shows willingness to sacrifice himself for his friends, even on at least three occasions (Fifth, Ninth and Tenth) directly sacrificing one of his incarnations in order to save the life of a companion. His companions are likewise - whether Eros is involved or not - willing to do the same to protect the Doctor or to live up to his beliefs.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', The Doctor shows willingness to sacrifice himself for his friends, even on at least three occasions (Fifth, Ninth and Tenth) directly sacrificing one of his incarnations in order to save the life of a companion. His companions are likewise - whether Eros eros is involved or not - willing to do the same to protect the Doctor or to live up to his beliefs.



* All four kinds of love show up in the game ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', since the PowerOfLove is extremely important to the plot. Agape and Eros are the most prominent of the four. Bowser's one sided Eros for Peach nearly causes the destruction of the multiverse and it ends up being saved by the Eros (which also has traits of Agape) between [[spoiler: Lady Timpani aka Tippi and Lord Blumiere aka Count Bleck]]. [[TheDragon Nastasia's]] love for [[BigBad Count Bleck]] is definitely Agape because she loves him despite the fact that he does not return her feelings and goes so far as to [[spoiler: [[TakingTheBullet take a bullet for him]]]]. In fact, many of the games chapter's have different forms of love as their theme. At the end of the third chapter the needed [[PlotCoupon Pure Heart]] suddenly appears in response to the Phileo that Tippi felt when she is rescued. The fourth chapter's theme turns out to be [[spoiler: Storge, in the form of Squirps's love for his long dead mother.]] The seventh chapter's theme is Storge in the form of Jaydes's and Granbi's love for their daughter [[LoveFreak Luvbi]] when it is revealed that [[spoiler: [[MacGuffinTurnedHuman they created Luvbi out of the final pure heart]] in order to disguise it, but they did care for her just as they would if she was their real daughter.]] The characters [[StrawFan Francis]], [[PsychopathicManchild Mimi]], and [[LoveFreak Luvbi]] all badly want to have Eros although for Francis and Mimi it is on a much more shallow level.

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* All four kinds of love show up in the game ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', since the PowerOfLove is extremely important to the plot. Agape and Eros eros are the most prominent of the four. Bowser's one sided Eros eros for Peach nearly causes the destruction of the multiverse and it ends up being saved by the Eros eros (which also has traits of Agape) agape) between [[spoiler: Lady Timpani aka Tippi and Lord Blumiere aka Count Bleck]]. [[TheDragon Nastasia's]] love for [[BigBad Count Bleck]] is definitely Agape because she loves him despite the fact that he does not return her feelings and goes so far as to [[spoiler: [[TakingTheBullet take a bullet for him]]]]. In fact, many of the games chapter's have different forms of love as their theme. At the end of the third chapter the needed [[PlotCoupon Pure Heart]] suddenly appears in response to the Phileo phileo that Tippi felt when she is rescued. The fourth chapter's theme turns out to be [[spoiler: Storge, in the form of Squirps's love for his long dead mother.]] The seventh chapter's theme is Storge in the form of Jaydes's and Granbi's love for their daughter [[LoveFreak Luvbi]] when it is revealed that [[spoiler: [[MacGuffinTurnedHuman they created Luvbi out of the final pure heart]] in order to disguise it, but they did care for her just as they would if she was their real daughter.]] The characters [[StrawFan Francis]], [[PsychopathicManchild Mimi]], and [[LoveFreak Luvbi]] all badly want to have Eros although for Francis and Mimi it is on a much more shallow level.



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Agape embodied by Pinkie Pie. As seen in the episode "A Friend In Deed", she happily proclaims "everypony's my friend" and that she loves to see everyone in the town smile, even the non-ponies. Fluttershy gets in on the action as well; in part two of the pilot, she calms a wounded manticore without knowing that he was even in pain. She then says "Sometimes we all just need to be shown a little kindness."

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has Agape agape embodied by Pinkie Pie. As seen in the episode "A Friend In Deed", she happily proclaims "everypony's my friend" and that she loves to see everyone in the town smile, even the non-ponies. Fluttershy gets in on the action as well; in part two of the pilot, she calms a wounded manticore without knowing that he was even in pain. She then says "Sometimes we all just need to be shown a little kindness."



** Milo, a thief longing to go straight and who has a "big brother" relationship with Thomas and the other ghosts, is ''Philia''.
** Harrison, a gentleman who encourages Thomas in a fatherly fashion and inspires an interest in the arts in him as a child, is ''Storge''.
** Julia, a woman who died before she could confess her love for her fiancé and longs for Thomas not to make her mistake, is ''Eros''.
** Penny, a single mother who has everyone's best interests at heart and is the most reluctant to ever hurt her impromptu family, is ''Agape''.

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** Milo, a thief longing to go straight and who has a "big brother" relationship with Thomas and the other ghosts, is ''Philia''.
''philia''.
** Harrison, a gentleman who encourages Thomas in a fatherly fashion and inspires an interest in the arts in him as a child, is ''Storge''.
''storge''.
** Julia, a woman who died before she could confess her love for her fiancé and longs for Thomas not to make her mistake, is ''Eros''.
''eros''.
** Penny, a single mother who has everyone's best interests at heart and is the most reluctant to ever hurt her impromptu family, is ''Agape''.''agape''.
8th Apr '17 10:24:06 AM Veanne
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It is notable that the descriptions are rough categories of types of love and not exclusive to each other. That is, more than one can appear between the same people. For instance, if Alice meets Bob at a SciFi convention and they continue to get together to talk about sci-fi, then they have ''philia''. If Alice and Bob in the process become each others' [[LoveInterest Love Interests]], they will also have ''eros'', but if they still get together to talk about sci-fi they still have ''philia''. If they get married, [[HappilyMarried live happily ever after]], [[GrowOldWithMe grow old together]] and like each other's company simply because they are there, that is ''storge''. And if they make {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s for each other, that is ''agape''.

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It is notable that the descriptions these are rough categories of types of love and not exclusive to each other. That is, more than one can appear between the same people. For instance, if Alice meets Bob at a SciFi convention and they continue to get together to talk about sci-fi, then they have ''philia''. If Alice and Bob in the process become each others' [[LoveInterest Love Interests]], they will also have ''eros'', but if they still get together to talk about sci-fi they still have ''philia''. If they get married, [[HappilyMarried live happily ever after]], [[GrowOldWithMe grow old together]] and like each other's company simply because they are there, that is ''storge''. And if they make {{Heroic Sacrifice}}s for each other, that is ''agape''.



* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-candle-to-sun.html A Candle to the Sun]] has Twilight deciding to admit her love to Celestia. [[spoiler:The story, and the LesYay tendencies in the fandom, sets the reader to expect a lover's Eros, making it a surprise ending when it turns out to be a daughterly Storge.]]

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fanfic [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2011/04/story-candle-to-sun.html A Candle to the Sun]] has Twilight deciding to admit her love to Celestia. [[spoiler:The story, and the LesYay tendencies in the fandom, sets the reader to expect a lover's Eros, eros, making it a surprise ending when it turns out to be a daughterly Storge.storge.]]



* The main plot of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is how the sisters Anna and Elsa rebuild their relationship after being distant for over a decade. [[spoiler:The "act of true love" that would break Anna's freezing curse was implied to be Eros (hence Anna trying to get a kiss from Hans and later Kristoff), but this is subverted as the act that saves her is Storge between the sisters.]] Anna's desire for Elsa's affection is written out in several songs, including four {{Cut Song}}s. In "Life's Too Short (reprise)" she bemoans [[spoiler:as she freezes to death]] how selfish she was for being desperate for affection which [[spoiler:led to her being in her current situation]]. "More Than Just A Spare" and its finalized counterpart "For The First Time In Forever" show that she redirected her want to be with Elsa into being InLoveWithLove, [[spoiler:which led to her being easily manipulated by Hans when he pretends to fall in LoveAtFirstSight with her and instantly [[FourthDateMarriage tries to marry her]].]]

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* The main plot of ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is how the sisters Anna and Elsa rebuild their relationship after being distant for over a decade. [[spoiler:The "act of true love" that would break Anna's freezing curse was implied to be Eros (hence Anna trying to get a kiss from Hans and later Kristoff), but this is subverted as the act that saves her is Storge storge between the sisters.]] Anna's desire for Elsa's affection is written out in several songs, including four {{Cut Song}}s. In "Life's Too Short (reprise)" she bemoans [[spoiler:as she freezes to death]] how selfish she was for being desperate for affection which [[spoiler:led to her being in her current situation]]. "More Than Just A Spare" and its finalized counterpart "For The First Time In Forever" show that she redirected her want to be with Elsa into being InLoveWithLove, [[spoiler:which led to her being easily manipulated by Hans when he pretends to fall in LoveAtFirstSight with her and instantly [[FourthDateMarriage tries to marry her]].]]



* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Especially Simon and River. Also, interviews suggest Inara is supposedly the "mother"-type to the rest of the crew, but there's definitely some storge between Mal and Kaylee (though to a lesser extent than Simon/River mentioned above). Both Mal and Inara frequently address Kaylee as 妹妹 (meìmeì, the mandarin name for "little sister").

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* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'': Especially Loads among [[TrueCompanions the crew]], especially Simon and River. Also, interviews suggest Inara is supposedly the "mother"-type to the rest of the crew, but there's definitely some storge between Mal and Kaylee (though to a lesser extent than Simon/River mentioned above). Both Mal and Inara frequently address Kaylee as 妹妹 (meìmeì, the mandarin name for "little sister").



* The Doctor and just about any Companion in ''Series/{{Doctor Who}}'' are generally Storge and/or Phileo. This can lead to misunderstandings, especially in the reboot, where a Companion expects Eros (See Amy in ''Flesh and Stone''). However, Eros has been established on a few occasions, although the series is usually subtle about it (to date this has applied to Rose, River (whom the Doctor actually marries at one point), Clara and the occasional one-off character). Agape is also common. At some point, the Doctor himself has displayed elements of all four ... sometimes simultaneously.

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* The Doctor and just about any Companion companion in ''Series/{{Doctor Who}}'' are generally Storge and/or Phileo. have storge with an admixture of phileo (in varying amounts). This can lead to misunderstandings, especially in the reboot, where a Companion companion expects Eros eros (See Amy in ''Flesh ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone Flesh and Stone''). Stone]]''). However, Eros eros has been established on a few occasions, although the series is usually subtle about it (to date this has applied to Rose, River (whom the Doctor actually marries at one point), Clara and the occasional one-off character). Agape is also common. At some point, common: the Doctor himself has has, one time or another, displayed elements of all four ... four, sometimes simultaneously.



* In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', the importance of storge is a recurring theme. Clover's bond with her brother, Snake, is one of the few emotional anchors either have in the DeadlyGame. [[spoiler:Because of this, letting either of them die is a sure path to a bad ending.]] During the True Ending's WhamEpisode, [[spoiler:June and Santa]] are also revealed to be this, though they acted like strangers to complete their plan [[spoiler:and save Past!Akane's life in the incinerator.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/NineHoursNinePersonsNineDoors'', the importance of storge is a recurring theme.{{theme}}. Clover's bond with her brother, Snake, is one of the few emotional anchors either have in the DeadlyGame. [[spoiler:Because of this, letting either of them die is a sure path to a bad ending.]] During the True Ending's WhamEpisode, [[spoiler:June and Santa]] are also revealed to be this, though they acted like strangers to complete their plan [[spoiler:and save Past!Akane's life in the incinerator.]]



* Chrysothemis in Richard Strauss' opera ''Elektra'' does not share her sister Elektra's thirst for revenge, and just wants to be a simple wife and mother -- and this wish is what sustains Chrysothemis in her dark, fearful time as a prisoner. (Note: This is not her characterisation in the original Sophocles play.)

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* Chrysothemis in Richard Strauss' opera ''Elektra'' does not share her sister Elektra's thirst for revenge, and just wants to be a simple wife and mother -- and this wish is what sustains Chrysothemis in her dark, fearful time as a prisoner. (Note: This is not her characterisation in the original Sophocles Creator/{{Sophocles}} play.)



* In ''Webcomic/{{Panthera}}'', this is partly why Jason wants Taylor to join the eponymous team- gaining shapeshifting abilities allows him to see another layer of wonder in the world, and he wants her to experience that. (His girlfriend, Kira, is actually jealous of Taylor because of this; she feels that Jason's Storge-love for Taylor diminishes the Eros-love he has with her.)

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Panthera}}'', this is partly why Jason wants Taylor to join the eponymous team- gaining shapeshifting abilities allows him to see another layer of wonder in the world, and he wants her to experience that. (His girlfriend, Kira, is actually jealous of Taylor because of this; she feels that Jason's Storge-love storge-love for Taylor diminishes the Eros-love eros-love he has with her.)



* Next to Philia, Storge is probably the second-most prominent love in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Applejack's Storge is the most prevalent, as she has a deep bond with her siblings and Granny Smith. Twilight Sparkle also has a deep Storge bond with her brother Shining Armor and her eventual sister-in-law Cadance. Pinkie Pie also has Storge for her family, and Rarity also has it for her sister Sweetie Belle. Even Rainbow Dash develops a Storge-like bond with her fan Scootaloo, even though they aren't blood-related.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has the Pines family. Although struggling with problems, especially between [[spoiler:Stanford and Stanley in the past]], these only made their Storge between all [[spoiler:[[LongLostRelative four]]]] members [[ThickerthanWater stronger]].

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* Next to Philia, Storge philia, ptorge is probably the second-most prominent love in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. Applejack's Storge is the most prevalent, as she has a deep bond with her siblings and Granny Smith. Twilight Sparkle also has a deep Storge bond with her brother Shining Armor and her eventual sister-in-law Cadance. Pinkie Pie also has Storge for her family, and Rarity also has it for her sister Sweetie Belle. Even Rainbow Dash develops a Storge-like bond with her fan Scootaloo, even though they aren't blood-related.
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' has the Pines family. Although struggling with problems, especially between [[spoiler:Stanford and Stanley in the past]], these only made their Storge storge between all [[spoiler:[[LongLostRelative four]]]] members [[ThickerthanWater stronger]].



** [[TeamMom Kurumu]]'s character arc is how her Eros love--which she initially used as justification for teasing the other girls and forcing herself onto Tsukune--[[NotSoDifferent allows]] Phileo into her heart, which in turn allows her to reach Agape. As her [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]] in [=S2 V9=] shows, she's learned that there are many types of love, and that being rejected romantically doesn't mean that no one loves her at all.

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** [[TeamMom Kurumu]]'s character arc is how her Eros eros love--which she initially used as justification for teasing the other girls and forcing herself onto Tsukune--[[NotSoDifferent allows]] Phileo phileo into her heart, which in turn allows her to reach Agape.agape. As her [[spoiler:HeroicSacrifice]] in [=S2 V9=] shows, she's learned that there are many types of love, and that being rejected romantically doesn't mean that no one loves her at all.



* The WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic ''Fanfic/ADelicateBalance'' largely centers around Twilight trying to figure out where Phileo ends and Eros begins. The idea that just having Eros love for one of her friends doesn't diminish the Phileo love for her other friends is a recurring theme.

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* The WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic fanfic ''Fanfic/ADelicateBalance'' largely centers around Twilight trying to figure out where Phileo phileo ends and Eros eros begins. The idea that just having Eros eros love for one of her friends doesn't diminish the Phileo phileo love for her other friends is a recurring theme.
4th Apr '17 4:15:01 PM Doug86
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* Some of the Hime in ''MaiHime'' have their most important person chosen from this. Mai's first MIP is Takumi, whom she [[PromotionToParent raised after the deaths of their parents]], Nao's is her comatose mother, Mikoto's is her brother [[spoiler:Reito]], and Alyssa's is her father.

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* Some of the Hime in ''MaiHime'' ''Anime/MaiHime'' have their most important person chosen from this. Mai's first MIP is Takumi, whom she [[PromotionToParent raised after the deaths of their parents]], Nao's is her comatose mother, Mikoto's is her brother [[spoiler:Reito]], and Alyssa's is her father.



* Yukino's most important person in MaiHime is her best friend Haruka, and in the manga, in which Haruka is also a Hime, Haruka has Yukino as her Key.

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* Yukino's most important person in MaiHime ''Anime/MaiHime'' is her best friend Haruka, and in the manga, in which Haruka is also a Hime, Haruka has Yukino as her Key.



* In ''DragonBallZ'', this is a big desire for Krillin, who ends up dating a very dumb girl called Maron. Fortunately, he finds love in the series' redeemed villain Android 18.

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* In ''DragonBallZ'', ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', this is a big desire for Krillin, who ends up dating a very dumb girl called Maron. Fortunately, he finds love in the series' redeemed villain Android 18.



* Some of the most important people for the Hime of MaiHime are based on romantic love. These include Mai's second MIP Yuuichi (who is also Shiho's); Akane's MIP Kazuya, Shizuru's object of affection, Natsuki, which may be reciprocated on Natsuki's part.

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* Some of the most important people for the Hime of MaiHime ''Anime/MaiHime'' are based on romantic love. These include Mai's second MIP Yuuichi (who is also Shiho's); Akane's MIP Kazuya, Shizuru's object of affection, Natsuki, which may be reciprocated on Natsuki's part.
25th Mar '17 6:04:58 PM nombretomado
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* [[spoiler: The Starfish's love for Charlie]] from CharlieTheUnicorn when he [[spoiler: comes to save Charlie's life [[HeroicSacrifice at nearly the cost of own]] at the end of episode 4]]. [[SurrealHumor Like everything else in the series,]] it makes absolutely no sense.

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* [[spoiler: The Starfish's love for Charlie]] from CharlieTheUnicorn ''WebAnimation/CharlieTheUnicorn'' when he [[spoiler: comes to save Charlie's life [[HeroicSacrifice at nearly the cost of own]] at the end of episode 4]]. [[SurrealHumor Like everything else in the series,]] it makes absolutely no sense.
7th Mar '17 6:36:56 AM Troperinik
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'': The relationship between Kaeloo and the rest of the main four.
21st Feb '17 2:37:38 AM Sabrewing
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* The four ghosts supernaturally connected to Thomas Reilly in ''Film/HeartAndSouls'' embodies each concept.

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* The four ghosts supernaturally connected to Thomas Reilly in ''Film/HeartAndSouls'' embodies embody each concept.
21st Feb '17 2:37:12 AM Sabrewing
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* The four ghosts supernaturally connected to Thomas Reilly in ''Film/HeartAndSouls'' embodies each concept.
** Milo, a thief longing to go straight and who has a "big brother" relationship with Thomas and the other ghosts, is ''Philia''.
** Harrison, a gentleman who encourages Thomas in a fatherly fashion and inspires an interest in the arts in him as a child, is ''Storge''.
** Julia, a woman who died before she could confess her love for her fiancé and longs for Thomas not to make her mistake, is ''Eros''.
** Penny, a single mother who has everyone's best interests at heart and is the most reluctant to ever hurt her impromptu family, is ''Agape''.
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