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4th Dec '16 12:16:31 PM Pichu-kun
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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 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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* Maui is this to Moana in ''Disney/Moana''.''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.
4th Dec '16 12:12:44 PM Pichu-kun
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* Woody has this dynamic with Jessie in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''. The two got very close upon their introduction due to coming from the same line of cowboy toys, and Jessie fulfills the typical role of the female lead in the installment. But Woody already has Bo-Peep, so their relationship with each other is mostly platonic, and Jessie has more of a love-interest in Buzz.

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Woody has this dynamic with Jessie in ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2''. The two got very close upon their introduction due to coming from the same line of cowboy toys, and Jessie fulfills the typical role of the female lead in the installment. But Woody already has Bo-Peep, so their relationship with each other is mostly platonic, and Jessie has more of a love-interest in Buzz.


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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 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.
1st Dec '16 8:58:41 PM Pichu-kun
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* Stormer plays this up to Kimber in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' episode, "The Bands Break Up". Stormer is treated similarly to Kimber's [[GirlOfTheWeek rotating roster of male love interests]], Kimber's friends fear Stormer is basically a [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys "bad girl"]] corrupting Kimber, and they develop a bit of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship. Despite this nothing happens and [[StatusQuoIsGod they go back to being enemies]] come next episode. The ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' reboot comic released thirty years later [[PromotedToLoveInterest scraps]] the "implied" part period.

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* Stormer plays this up to Kimber in the ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' episode, "The Bands Break Up". Stormer is treated similarly to Kimber's [[GirlOfTheWeek rotating roster of male love interests]], Kimber's friends fear Stormer is basically a [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys "bad girl"]] corrupting Kimber, and they develop a bit of RomanticTwoGirlFriendship. Despite this nothing happens and [[StatusQuoIsGod they go back to being enemies]] come next episode. The ''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms'' reboot comic released thirty years later [[PromotedToLoveInterest scraps]] the "implied" "not" part period.



** Cyborg and Bumblebee are [[TokenMinorityCouple both black]], both opposite genders, and are [[SlapSlapKiss both fight a lot]] with the other. Most cartoons would pair them up but WordOfGod is that was unintentional.

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** Cyborg and Bumblebee are [[TokenMinorityCouple both black]], both opposite genders, and are [[SlapSlapKiss both fight a lot]] with the other. Most cartoons would pair them up but WordOfGod is that any subtext was unintentional.
30th Nov '16 3:00:22 AM Morgenthaler
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** Mal and Zoe. One episode centers around Wash's complaints that there's {{UST}} between them. However, at the end of the episode Mal and Zoe's attempted kiss (to "defuse" this so-called tension) is ''painfully'' awkward. Even the resident {{Badass}} ''Jayne'', normally the most lecherous member of the crew, is unnerved.

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** Mal and Zoe. One episode centers around Wash's complaints that there's {{UST}} between them. However, at the end of the episode Mal and Zoe's attempted kiss (to "defuse" this so-called tension) is ''painfully'' awkward. Even the resident {{Badass}} badass ''Jayne'', normally the most lecherous member of the crew, is unnerved.
2nd Oct '16 8:30:49 PM dreamanents
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* In ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', Phi is the first girl that Sigma meets. They initially have a [[BelligerentSexualTension belligerent relationship]], her ending is the TrueEnding of the game, and she has a lot of plot relevance... but she and Sigma are never even hinted to move in a romantic direction. At best, they go from TeethClenchedTeamwork to something resembling friends. [[spoiler: Although there are some scenes with them when you fail to defuse the bombs, they're not exceedingly romantic. WordOfGod has also confirmed that the two will never be a couple at any point. And for good reason, as [[VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma the follow-up game reveals]]: [[LukeIAmYourFather Phi is actually Sigma's]] ''[[LukeIAmYourFather daughter]]''.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward'', Phi is the first girl that Sigma meets. They initially have a [[BelligerentSexualTension belligerent relationship]], her ending is the TrueEnding of the game, and she has a lot of plot relevance... but she and Sigma are never even hinted to move in a romantic direction. At best, they go from TeethClenchedTeamwork to something resembling friends. [[spoiler: Although there are some scenes with them when you fail to defuse the bombs, they're not exceedingly romantic. WordOfGod has also confirmed that the two will never be a couple at any point. And for good reason, as [[VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma the follow-up game reveals]]: [[LukeIAmYourFather Phi is actually Sigma's]] ''[[LukeIAmYourFather daughter]]''. Not only that, but ZTD also introduces Diana, whom is Sigma's ''actual'' love interest...and Phi's mother.]]
21st Sep '16 12:46:06 PM cpslck
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** And of course, Woody and Buzz who serves as each other's main motivations in the first 2 movies. In ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory2'', Woody tells Buzz "I'll have old Buzz Lightyear to keep me company ... for infinity and beyond."
19th Aug '16 5:20:01 AM GlitteringFlowers
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** Ichigo rushes to Soul Society to save Rukia. Regardless, they're not each other's Love Interests, but are instead TrueCompanions.

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** Ichigo rushes to Soul Society to save Rukia. Regardless, they're not each other's Love Interests, but are instead TrueCompanions.PlatonicLifePartners. [[spoiler: He ultimately [[HighschoolSweethearts marries Orihime]] and she [[ChildhoodFriendRomance marries Renji]], but they remain best friends ''and'' it's implied [[BabiesEverAfter their children will be close friends as well]].]]
2nd Aug '16 4:51:37 AM Adept
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* In the film adaptations of both ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' and ''Literature/AngelsAndDemons'', the love interest aspect of the female leads Sophie and Vittoria are removed, when they were quite present in the books. In ''TheDaVinciCode'', Robert is kind of an uncle figure/protective older brother to Sophie, and in ''AngelsAndDemons'' he and Vittoria are pretty much strictly business. Creator/TomHanks explains that the frantic pace of the plot of the latter led the filmmakers to excise the romantic subplot.

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* In the film adaptations of both ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' and ''Literature/AngelsAndDemons'', the love interest aspect of the female leads Sophie and Vittoria are removed, when they were quite present in the books. In ''TheDaVinciCode'', ''Da Vinci Code'', Robert is kind of an uncle figure/protective older brother to Sophie, and in ''AngelsAndDemons'' ''Angels and Demons'' he and Vittoria are pretty much strictly business. Creator/TomHanks explains that the frantic pace of the plot of the latter led the filmmakers to excise the romantic subplot.



* The Creator/MegCabot novel ''Literature/TeenIdol'' is all about a small town girl who has to show a glamorous movie star around her high school while he's preparing for a role. The movie star kick starts the plot, helps her start to come out of her shell and gain some confidence, the two develop a close relationship, ''he takes her to prom'', and then...they both hook up with other people. The JustFriends excuse they were using throughout the book was [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming genuine.]]

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* The Creator/MegCabot novel ''Literature/TeenIdol'' is all about a small town girl who has to show a glamorous movie star around her high school while he's preparing for a role. The movie star kick starts the plot, helps her start to come out of her shell and gain some confidence, the two develop a close relationship, ''he takes her to prom'', and then... they both hook up with other people. The JustFriends excuse they were using throughout the book was [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming genuine.]]
17th Jul '16 9:01:47 AM nombretomado
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*** Played more [[IncrediblyLamePun straight]] in the [[Film/StarTrek new movie,]] with Kirk and Spock re-enacting the basic pride and prejudice hate-turns-into-love story...only platonically. Damion Lindelof (producer) even commented on the DVD that the heart of the story was Kirk and Spock "falling in love with each other, in a way, but not in a romantic way, in a [[ButchCassidyandTheSundanceKid Butch and Sundance]] way."

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*** Played more [[IncrediblyLamePun straight]] in the [[Film/StarTrek new movie,]] with Kirk and Spock re-enacting the basic pride and prejudice hate-turns-into-love story...only platonically. Damion Lindelof (producer) even commented on the DVD that the heart of the story was Kirk and Spock "falling in love with each other, in a way, but not in a romantic way, in a [[ButchCassidyandTheSundanceKid [[Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid Butch and Sundance]] way."
12th Jul '16 9:12:23 PM KimiFW
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' IntrepidReporter Roxanne Ritchie is always being saved by superhero Metro Man and is quite emotional when he's no longer there to protect the city. However, it turns out they were never actually involved, to the surprise of Megamind (Roxanne's ''real'' LoveInterest).

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Megamind}}'' IntrepidReporter Roxanne Ritchie is always being saved by superhero Metro Man and is quite emotional when he's no longer there to protect the city. However, it turns out they were never actually involved, to the surprise of Megamind [[spoiler: (Roxanne's ''real'' LoveInterest).LoveInterest)]].
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