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25th Apr '17 2:01:52 PM BatmanKalEl
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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' puts a lot of focus on the developing relationship between {{deuteragonists}} 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.

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* ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' puts a lot of focus on the developing relationship between {{deuteragonists}} {{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.
23rd Apr '17 7:09:48 PM nombretomado
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This trope points out that certain roles and dynamics are frequently shared between the hero(ine) and the Love Interest, or that characters in these dynamics frequently evolve into a Love Interest. With media featuring a male-female duo, a [[{{UnresolvedSexualTension}} teased]] or [[{{OfficialCouple}} obvious]] relationship is so common it can be a surprise when expectations of romance are {{Averted}} or {{Subverted}}.

With other kinds of pairs, such as those of the same gender, this often takes on a different connotation. The relationship between the hero and this character is often written with the same role and dynamic as the Love Interest, but never get the same fulfillment. [[{{BaitAndSwitchLesbians}} Unfortunately used to draw audiences]], and likely due to that, unfortunately a common occurrence, possibly even more than the former.

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This trope points out that certain roles and dynamics are frequently shared between the hero(ine) and the Love Interest, or that characters in these dynamics frequently evolve into a Love Interest. With media featuring a male-female duo, a [[{{UnresolvedSexualTension}} [[UnresolvedSexualTension teased]] or [[{{OfficialCouple}} [[OfficialCouple obvious]] relationship is so common it can be a surprise when expectations of romance are {{Averted}} or {{Subverted}}.

With other kinds of pairs, such as those of the same gender, this often takes on a different connotation. The relationship between the hero and this character is often written with the same role and dynamic as the Love Interest, but never get the same fulfillment. [[{{BaitAndSwitchLesbians}} [[BaitAndSwitchLesbians Unfortunately used to draw audiences]], and likely due to that, unfortunately a common occurrence, possibly even more than the former.



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13th Apr '17 2:18:39 PM pinkdalek
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* In ''Final Fantasy VII VideoGame/CrisisCore'', Zack's main love interest is Aerith - but his friend Cloud is the one who he ends up rescuing, fighting for and dying for.

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* ** In ''Final Fantasy VII VideoGame/CrisisCore'', Zack's main love interest is Aerith - but his friend Cloud is the one who he ends up rescuing, fighting for and dying for.
13th Apr '17 2:18:02 PM pinkdalek
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* In ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'', Zack's main love interest is Aerith - but Cloud is the one who he ends up dying for.


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* In ''Final Fantasy VII VideoGame/CrisisCore'', Zack's main love interest is Aerith - but his friend Cloud is the one who he ends up rescuing, fighting for and dying for.
13th Apr '17 2:16:18 PM pinkdalek
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** Terra in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' is upset that she can't feel love, and, in the second half of the game, finds it - looking after a town of orphaned children.
13th Apr '17 2:14:24 PM pinkdalek
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' has this with Noel and Serah. They have basically the same dynamic as any other male and female lead of a JRPG, but Serah is engaged to Snow, and Noel has ShipTease with Yeul.

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'':
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''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' has this with Noel and Serah. They have basically the same dynamic as any other male and female lead of a JRPG, but Serah is engaged to Snow, and Noel has ShipTease with Yeul.Yeul.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXV'' has the primary relationship be between Noctis and his best friends, especially Prompto, who is the closest to Noct out of all of them and has the most prominent emotional plotline, including needing to be rescued.
5th Apr '17 1:04:09 AM mouschilight
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** Sakura plays this trope straight (and in romantic sense) for Naruto, to a point where even Naruto replies his father's MistakenForRomance with "[[BlatantLies Kinda]]." The canon movie ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' revealed that [[LovingAShadow Naruto's attraction to her was driven in great part because of his aforementioned rivalry with Sasuke]]--which was implied back in [[http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/3/17 Chapter 3]]. WordOfGod also states that their relationship--which was really just [[LikeBrotherAndSister a close friendship]], was nothing more than a deliberate RedHerring for the true OfficialCouple, [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]], and further states that Sakura was ''never'' intended to be the main love interest of the protagonist from the beginning, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was, since early on in the manga.

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** Sakura plays this trope straight (and in romantic sense) for Naruto, to a point where even Naruto replies his father's MistakenForRomance with "[[BlatantLies Kinda]]." The canon movie ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' revealed that [[LovingAShadow Naruto's attraction to her was driven in great part because of his aforementioned rivalry with Sasuke]]--which was implied back in [[http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/3/17 Chapter 3]]. WordOfGod also states that their relationship--which was really just [[LikeBrotherAndSister a close friendship]], was friendship]]--was nothing more than a deliberate RedHerring for the true OfficialCouple, [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]], and further states that Sakura was ''never'' intended to be the main love interest of the protagonist from the beginning, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was, since early on in the manga.
5th Apr '17 1:02:18 AM mouschilight
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** Sakura plays this trope straight (and in romantic sense) for Naruto, to a point where even Naruto replies his father's MistakenForRomance with "Kinda". The canon movie ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' revealed that Naruto's attraction to her was driven in great part because of his aforementioned rivalry with Sasuke. WordOfGod also states that their relationship was nothing more than a RedHerring for the true OfficialCouple, [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]], and further states that she was never intended to be the love interest of the protagonist from the beginning.

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** Sakura plays this trope straight (and in romantic sense) for Naruto, to a point where even Naruto replies his father's MistakenForRomance with "Kinda". "[[BlatantLies Kinda]]." The canon movie ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' revealed that [[LovingAShadow Naruto's attraction to her was driven in great part because of his aforementioned rivalry with Sasuke. Sasuke]]--which was implied back in [[http://www.mangapanda.com/naruto/3/17 Chapter 3]]. WordOfGod also states that their relationship relationship--which was really just [[LikeBrotherAndSister a close friendship]], was nothing more than a deliberate RedHerring for the true OfficialCouple, [[spoiler:Naruto and Hinata]], and further states that she Sakura was never ''never'' intended to be the main love interest of the protagonist from the beginning. beginning, while [[spoiler:Hinata]] ''always'' was, since early on in the manga.
11th Mar '17 4:50:48 PM Synchronicity
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* ''Anime/TheAnthemOfTheHeart'' devotes the most screentime to Takumi and Jun's relationship, but while Takumi admits to caring about and feeling concern for Jun, he doesn't love her romantically and is grateful that she inspired him to say things he couldn't bring himself to say. [[spoiler: Jun, for her part, is in love with him but accepts that he's in love with someone else]].
20th Feb '17 3:22:44 PM BigKlingy
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** Player character's assistants in general [[spoiler: except Diego Armando, who is Mia's boyfriend]]. Maya, Ema, Trucy, Kay, and Athena all share the same characteristic of being [[{{PluckyGirl}} plucky,]] and [[GenkiGirl ever lasting energetic]] in [[BreakTheCutie their happy days.]] Given their partners are [[DeadPanSnarker Dead Pan Snarkers]], people tease them for being OddCouple, even though it's usually comes off as brother/sister-like relationships.

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** Player character's assistants in general [[spoiler: except Diego Armando, who is Mia's boyfriend]]. Maya, Ema, Trucy, Kay, and Athena all share the same characteristic of being [[{{PluckyGirl}} plucky,]] and [[GenkiGirl ever lasting energetic]] in [[BreakTheCutie their happy days.]] Given their partners are [[DeadPanSnarker Dead Pan Deadpan Snarkers]], people tease them for being OddCouple, even though it's usually comes off as brother/sister-like relationships.relationships. [[spoiler: Which is literally true in Apollo and Trucy's case, though neither of them know it.]]
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