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19th Jul '17 2:30:24 AM RobTan
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* Ron and Leslie on ''Series/ParksAndRecreation'' are very close friends despite their wildly different personalities and Ron's general antisocial nature, but there is not a hint of romantic subtext in their relationship.
18th Jul '17 1:46:47 AM creader
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* Anna and Marnie from ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere''. Anna is the reserved IllGirl protagonist who meets a pretty, mysterious girl her age when staying over at relatives. They become quick friends, go row-bowing together, hold hands, and Anna is compared to Marnie's [[spoiler:future husband]] however their friendship is [[spoiler:familial. Marnie is Anna's deceased grandmother.]]



* Anna and Marnie from ''Anime/WhenMarnieWasThere''. Anna is the reserved IllGirl protagonist who meets a pretty, mysterious girl her age when staying over at relatives. They become quick friends, go row-bowing together, hold hands, and Anna is compared to Marnie's [[spoiler:future husband]] however their friendship is [[spoiler:familial. Marnie is Anna's deceased grandmother.]]



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15th Jul '17 10:26:09 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' puts a lot of focus on the developing relationship between {{deuteragonist}}s Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde. Of course, as a Buddy Cop Show, this trope is pretty much to be expected and the writers specifically focused on them becoming best friends. However, future romance is possible given they get something of a MaybeEverAfter and the creators are quite aware of the intense {{Shipping}} that has occurred between these two and realize that their future relationship is something they need to address in any potential sequels.
* Maui is this to Moana in ''Disney/{{Moana}}''. Moana and Maui start off disliking each other but development an InterspeciesFriendship over the film as they go on an adventure together. They however show absolutely no romantic attraction to each other, even ignoring the fact Moana is a teenager while Maui is a SemiDivine adult who is a ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' puts a lot of focus on the developing relationship between {{deuteragonist}}s Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde. Of course, as a Buddy Cop Show, this trope is pretty much to be expected and the writers specifically focused on them becoming best friends. However, future romance is possible possible, given they get something of a MaybeEverAfter and the creators are quite aware of the intense {{Shipping}} that has occurred between these of the two and realize that their future relationship is something they need to address in any potential sequels.
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* Maui is this to Moana in ''Disney/{{Moana}}''. Moana and Maui start off disliking each other but development an InterspeciesFriendship over the film as they go on an adventure together. They however They, however, show absolutely no romantic attraction to each other, even ignoring the fact Moana is a teenager while Maui is a SemiDivine adult who is a ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.
13th Jul '17 12:03:09 PM FlakyPorcupine
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* Wendy and Kevin of ''Film/FinalDestination3'' become closer to one another after losing both of their dates, and work together to try and save the rest of the cast for most of the movie. It can be easy to interpret this as a growing relationship, but they both are still mourning for their losses after the roller coaster crash claimed them. Then it's implied that [[spoiler:they both die in the subway crash at the end of the film]].
8th Jun '17 9:54:06 AM normanale834
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* Despite [[TheChick Anzu]] being the closest to an actual LoveInterest for Yugi of ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Yugi himself also cares a lot about [[AntiHero Atem]] and [[BadassNormal Jonouchi]], and both of them are his [[HeterosexualLifePartner heterosexual life partners]], if not almost more than her. Jonouchi will love [[BigBrotherInstinct his sister]] and [[HeterosexualLifePartner his best friend]] more than any girl or guy who enters his life, and [[AloofBigBrother Kaiba]] will never actually ''like'' anyone aside from his [[MoralityPet little brother.]]

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* Despite [[TheChick Anzu]] being the closest to an actual LoveInterest for Yugi of ''Anime/YuGiOh'', Yugi himself also cares a lot about [[AntiHero Atem]] and [[BadassNormal Jonouchi]], and both of them are his [[HeterosexualLifePartner heterosexual life partners]], if not almost more than her. Jonouchi will love [[BigBrotherInstinct his sister]] and [[HeterosexualLifePartner his best friend]] more than any girl or guy who enters his life, and [[AloofBigBrother Kaiba]] will never actually ''like'' anyone aside from his [[MoralityPet little brother.]]brother]] and his Blue-Eyes White Dragon.
2nd Jun '17 3:03:26 PM talltalltree
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* In the first series of ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'', Mizuki fills the standard "heroine" role for protagonist Haruka, complete with the WillTheyWontThey element. The show and promo material also draw deliberate parallels between her and Nanaha, the girlfriend of the other titular Kamen Rider. Although Mizuki and Haruka are presented as stepsiblings/adoptie siblings, the final episode reveals that [[spoiler:they're really blood related after all, since they share the same genetic mother.]] The potential romantic angle is then dropped in the second series.

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* In the first series of ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'', Mizuki fills the standard "heroine" role for protagonist Haruka, complete with the WillTheyWontThey WillTheyOrWontThey element. The show and promo material also draw deliberate parallels between her and Nanaha, the girlfriend of the other titular Kamen Rider. Although Mizuki and Haruka are presented as stepsiblings/adoptie stepsiblings/adoptive siblings, the final episode reveals that [[spoiler:they're really blood related after all, since they share the same genetic mother.]] The potential romantic angle is then dropped in the second series.
2nd Jun '17 3:02:12 PM talltalltree
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* In the first series of ''Series/KamenRiderAmazons'', Mizuki fills the standard "heroine" role for protagonist Haruka, complete with the WillTheyWontThey element. The show and promo material also draw deliberate parallels between her and Nanaha, the girlfriend of the other titular Kamen Rider. Although Mizuki and Haruka are presented as stepsiblings/adoptie siblings, the final episode reveals that [[spoiler:they're really blood related after all, since they share the same genetic mother.]] The potential romantic angle is then dropped in the second series.
25th May '17 11:19:48 PM Erda
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** Roy Mustang and Riza Hawkeye in ''FullmetalAlchemistBrotherhood''. They're set up as having a close bond, tons of {{Subtext}}, but with an ambiguous MaybeEverAfter ending. Then it was confirmed by WordOfGod that [[spoiler: their career aspirations prevent them from ever actually getting together]].
16th May '17 3:52:42 PM nighttrainfm
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*** In ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier The Winter Soldier]]'', the ''lack'' of a LoveInterest is almost a running gag. Steve still loves Peggy, [[spoiler:but she's well into her 90s and suffering from dementia]]. His post-war comics LoveInterest, Sharon Carter/Agent 13 is introduced in this movie, but they speak to each other exactly twice. Instead, the Winter Soldier, Sam Wilson, and Natasha Romanoff all take different aspects of The Not-Love Interest: the Winter Soldier serves as Steve's primary motivation, because [[spoiler:he's actually a brainwashed Bucky Barnes]]; Sam Wilson is his emotional support, who tries to get him to talk about his feelings; and Natasha gives the movie its flirty banter, though it's made subtly clear that the two of them have a platonic "work wife/husband" type of relationship, and most of that banter revolves around her trying to set him up with other women.

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*** In ''[[Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier The Winter Soldier]]'', the ''lack'' of a LoveInterest is almost a running gag. Steve still loves Peggy, [[spoiler:but she's well into her 90s and suffering from dementia]]. dementia.]] His post-war comics LoveInterest, Sharon Carter/Agent 13 is introduced in this movie, but they speak to each other exactly twice. Instead, the Winter Soldier, Sam Wilson, and Natasha Romanoff all take different aspects of The Not-Love Interest: the Winter Soldier serves as Steve's primary motivation, because [[spoiler:he's actually a brainwashed Bucky Barnes]]; Sam Wilson is his emotional support, who tries to get him with whom he's able to talk about his feelings; feelings for once; and Natasha gives the movie its flirty banter, though it's made subtly clear that the two of them have a platonic "work wife/husband" type of relationship, and most of that banter revolves around her trying to set him up with other women.
29th Apr '17 9:09:37 PM osveta99
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* Rachel and Notak from SG Night's ''Attrition: the First Act of Penance'' have a relationship like this. They are virtually inseparable, spend nearly every waking hour together, and occasionally exhibit a certain chemistry. Despite this, and despite the [[FanPreferredCouple assumptions of several fans], WordOfGod has stated that the two are BetterAsFriends, and/or LikeBrotherAndSister. The same is true of Racath and Alexis, although the platonic nature of their relationship is a little more blatant.

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* Rachel and Notak from SG Night's ''Attrition: the First Act of Penance'' have a relationship like this. They are virtually inseparable, spend nearly every waking hour together, and occasionally exhibit a certain chemistry. Despite this, and despite the [[FanPreferredCouple assumptions of several fans], fans]], WordOfGod has stated that the two are BetterAsFriends, and/or LikeBrotherAndSister. The same is true of Racath and Alexis, although the platonic nature of their relationship is a little more blatant.
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