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3rd Dec '17 2:44:08 PM dmcreif
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** ''Series/Daredevil2015'' and ''Series/ThePunisher2017'': Although Frank Castle and Karen Page do seem to have a lot of chemistry, and a number of their scenes have romantic undertones, and they care for each other, they both have their own personal issues to deal with that mean that they have no chance of getting together[[note]]Namely, that Frank is not over the death of his family, while Karen is in love with Matt, and in ''The Punisher'' is still mourning Matt after he "died" in the finale to ''Series/TheDefenders2017''[[/note]].

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** ''Series/Daredevil2015'' and ''Series/ThePunisher2017'': Although Frank Castle and Karen Page do seem to have a lot of chemistry, and a number of their scenes have romantic undertones, and they care for each other, they both have their own personal issues to deal with that mean that they have no chance of getting together[[note]]Namely, together. Namely, that Frank is not over the death of his family, while Karen is in love with Matt, and in ''The Punisher'' is still mourning Matt after he "died" in the finale to ''Series/TheDefenders2017''[[/note]].''Series/TheDefenders2017''.
3rd Dec '17 2:43:10 PM dmcreif
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** ''Series/Daredevil2015'' and ''Series/ThePunisher2017'': Although Frank Castle and Karen Page do seem to have a lot of chemistry, and a number of their scenes have romantic undertones, and they care for each other, they both have their own personal issues to deal with that mean that they have no chance of getting together[[note]]Namely, that Frank is not over the death of his family, while Karen is in love with Matt, and in ''The Punisher'' is still mourning Matt after he "died" in the finale to ''Series/TheDefenders2017''[[/note]].
21st Nov '17 3:53:53 PM Nopperabo
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* Heavy and Medic have a platonic, quasi-romantic dynamic in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. Medic is noticeably warm and jovial with Heavy in the "Meet the Medic" video, affectionately pinching Heavy's cheek at one point. The "End of the Line" video shows Heavy and Medic acting like a quasi-couple, with the two having a minor spat over a chess game, Medic desperately trying to save Heavy with an UberCharge as a train approaches him, and Medic falling to his knees when he believes that Heavy has died. Heavy rescues Medic from danger in the "End of the Line" video and "The Naked and the Dead" comic, [[spoiler: and goes berserk when Classic Heavy kills Medic in said comic.]]

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* Heavy and Medic have a platonic, quasi-romantic dynamic in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. Medic is noticeably warm and jovial with Heavy in the "Meet the Medic" video, affectionately pinching Heavy's cheek at one point. The "End of the Line" video shows Heavy and Medic acting like a quasi-couple, with the two having a minor spat over a chess game, Medic desperately trying to save Heavy with an UberCharge [=UberCharge=] as a train approaches him, and Medic falling to his knees when he believes that Heavy has died. Heavy rescues Medic from danger in the "End of the Line" video and "The Naked and the Dead" comic, [[spoiler: and goes berserk when Classic Heavy kills Medic in said comic.]]
21st Nov '17 3:53:20 PM Nopperabo
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* Heavy and Medic have a platonic, quasi-romantic dynamic in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. Medic is noticeably warm and jovial with Heavy in the "Meet the Medic" video, affectionately pinching Heavy's cheek at one point. The "End of the Line" video shows Heavy and Medic acting like a quasi-couple, with the two having a minor spat over a chess game, Medic desperately trying to save Heavy with an UberCharge as a train approaches him, and Medic falling to his knees when he believes that Heavy has died. Heavy rescues Medic from danger in the "End of the Line" video and "The Naked and the Dead" comic, [[spoiler: and goes berserk when Classic Heavy kills Medic in said comic.]]
14th Nov '17 11:00:58 AM Eievie
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** Even after Harry fell in love with Ginny Weasley, her brother Ron was the first Weasley he met and the one we see more; indeed, Harry almost never began dating Ginny in out of fear that it would [[MySisterIsOffLimits tick Ron off]]. [[TheSmartGuy Hermione]] also takes this role sometimes -- notably when the trio were separated in ''The Deathly Hallows.''
** Perhaps the clearest example of this for Ron is in ''Goblet of Fire,'' when the Second Task consists of each Champion rescuing one of their closest loved ones from the [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent merpeople]]'s village. Two of the Champions had to rescue a LoveInterest, one a sibling, and [[TheHero Harry]] had to get [[TheLancer Ron]].
** [[CloudCuckooLander Luna]]. She was the only one who could successfully comfort Harry after the death of [[spoiler:Sirius]], and the two later went to a dance together in what was legitimately NotADate. WordOfGod even notes that Harry's friendship with her (as well as [[TheUnChosenOne Neville]]) is meant to mark his CharacterDevelopment between books five and six.
** We must not forget Hermione, who hits [[FirstGirlWins all]] [[DamselInDistress sorts]] [[HotLibrarian of notes.]] Many fans were baffled and angry when these turned out to be false leads.

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** Even after Harry fell in love with Ginny Weasley, her brother Ron was the first Weasley he met and the one we see more; indeed, Harry almost never began dating Ginny in out of fear that it would [[MySisterIsOffLimits tick Ron off]]. Perhaps the clearest example of this for Ron is in ''Goblet of Fire,'' when the Second Task consists of each Champion rescuing one of their closest loved ones from the [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent merpeople]]'s village. Two of the Champions had to rescue their LoveInterest, one their sibling, and Harry had to get Ron.
--->'''Dobby''': Harry Potter has to go into the lake and find his Wheezy--\\
'''Harry''': Find my what?\\
'''Dobby''': --and take his Wheezy back from the merpeople!\\
'''Harry''': What's a Wheezy?\\
'''Dobby''': Your Wheezy, sir, your Wheezy--Wheezy who is giving Dobby his jumper!\\
'''Harry''': What? They've got… they’ve got ''Ron''?\\
'''Dobby''': The thing Harry Potter will miss most, sir!
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[[TheSmartGuy Hermione]] also takes this role with Harry sometimes -- notably when the trio were separated in ''The Deathly Hallows.''
** Perhaps --->'''Harry''': ''[to Ron]'' She's like my sister. I love her like a sister and I reckon she feels the clearest example of this for Ron is in ''Goblet of Fire,'' when the Second Task consists of each Champion rescuing one of their closest loved ones from the [[OurMermaidsAreDifferent merpeople]]'s village. Two of the Champions had to rescue a LoveInterest, one a sibling, and [[TheHero Harry]] had to get [[TheLancer Ron]].
same way about me. It's always been like that. I thought you knew.
** [[CloudCuckooLander Luna]]. She was the only one who could successfully comfort Harry after the death of [[spoiler:Sirius]], and the two later went to a dance together in what was legitimately NotADate. WordOfGod even notes that Harry's friendship with her (as well as [[TheUnChosenOne Neville]]) is meant to mark his CharacterDevelopment between books five and six. \n** We must not forget Hermione, who hits [[FirstGirlWins all]] [[DamselInDistress sorts]] [[HotLibrarian of notes.]] Many fans were baffled and angry when these turned out to be false leads.
7th Nov '17 2:03:27 AM perona
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* Reina is this to Kumiko in ''Literature/SoundEuphonium''. Reina is a mysterious, aloof peer from Kumiko's middle school. Over the course of the first several episodes they become close friends with [[LesYay heavy overtones]] of something romantic. Despite this nothing concrete has been confirmed and if the anime is anything like the novels [[spoiler:Kumiko and Shuuichi is the OfficialCouple]].

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* Reina is this to Kumiko in ''Literature/SoundEuphonium''. Reina is a mysterious, aloof peer from Kumiko's middle school. Over the course of the first several episodes they become close friends with [[LesYay heavy overtones]] of something romantic. Despite this nothing concrete has been confirmed and if the anime is anything like the novels [[spoiler:Kumiko and Shuuichi is would be the OfficialCouple]].OfficialCouple]]... However, due to differences in focus and adaptation, [[spoiler:his]] role seems to be reduced, and season 2 ends with an emotional outburst from Kumiko to [[spoiler:Asuka]]. Any prominent changes to close relationships are to be seen, of course, considering that it's [[BaitAndSwitchLesbians KyoAni]].
5th Nov '17 3:43:23 PM LadyNorbert
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* The ''Dawnguard'' expansion of ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' gives us Serana, the FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire. She's easily the NPC with whom the Dovahkiin can have the most emotional scenes, has plenty of unique dialogue, and exudes plenty of ShipTease in their interactions. However, because of her unusual circumstances, she is not a candidate for marriage and will let the Dovahkiin down gently if they try to propose. (Unsurprisingly, fans of the pairing responded by creating mods that allow her to be married.)



** 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 for, and dying for.



* Despite Princess Zelda and Link from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' being the princess and hero of their games respectively, there are some games where any romantic hints aren't there at all, or where it's heavily implied that the two don't end up even if they do know each other. But since almost every single game or two stars a completely different Link and Zelda, this tends to change wildly between games.



* Despite Princess Zelda and Link from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' being the princess and hero of their games respectively, there are some games where any romantic hints aren't there at all, or where it's heavily implied that the two don't end up even if they do know each other. But since almost every single game or two stars a completely different Link and Zelda, this tends to change wildly between games.
4th Nov '17 3:38:30 PM RicPot
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** Valkyrie and Thor in ''Film/ThorRagnarok'', according to WordOfGod.
3rd Nov '17 12:48:10 PM Koveras
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': Leia is this to Luke Skywalker. He's fixated with rescuing her from the moment he sees her, she's the one whose name he screams when he is dangling off a Bespin tower, she's his main confidant and comforter, and threatening to turn her to the DarkSide is his BerserkButton. She's his sister, natch. Of course...other people have interpreted their relationship [[BrotherSisterIncest in]] [[RelationshipWritingFumble other]] [[NoYay ways.]] Of course, in this case it's because she ''was'' set up as his LoveInterest early on, with the siblings angle being a RetCon (whether or not George Lucas will admit it).

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': ''Franchise/StarWars'':
** In the original trilogy,
Leia is this to Luke Skywalker. He's fixated with rescuing her from the moment he sees her, she's the one whose name he screams when he is dangling off a Bespin tower, she's his main confidant and comforter, and threatening to turn her to the DarkSide is his BerserkButton. She's his sister, natch. Of course...other people have interpreted their relationship [[BrotherSisterIncest in]] [[RelationshipWritingFumble other]] [[NoYay ways.]] Of course, in this case it's because she ''was'' set up as his LoveInterest early on, with the siblings angle being a RetCon (whether or not George Lucas will admit it). it).
** In ''Film/RogueOne'', Cassian is this for the protagonist Jyn. They get off on a ''very'' wrong foot from the start, but gradually warm up to each other while facing one perilous danger after the other together, and the last we see of them in the movie is a tight hug for courage as [[spoiler:the Death Star obliterates them and a good chunk of the planet they're on]].


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* Mako Mori for Raleigh Becket in ''Film/PacificRim''. The two of them quickly go from careful apprehension to mutual respect, culminating in the dojo sparring scene, which was intentionally shot in such a way as to [[InvokedTrope invoke]] a lovemaking scene instead. It is at this point that Raleigh realizes that Mako is "drift-compatible" with him (the film's TechnoBabble for "our brains are similar enough to be directly linked together" -- the only other person thus compatible with him was his late brother Yancy) and insists on her as his mech co-pilot for the rest of the film. Despite all this, however, their physical intimacy never goes beyond hugging each other tightly at the end of the movie.
30th Oct '17 2:22:15 PM Nyame
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** PlayedWith and arguably deconstructed in regards to Kakashi and Obito. Obito fulfills all the requirements of a platonic LostLenore to Kakashi. Everything that makes Kakashi who he is in the present storyline is an extension or product of his relationship with Obito and his grief over Obito's death. Suffice to say, Obito, dead or alive, is the most important person in Kakashi's life. The deconstruction is the fact that this ''isn't'' a good thing -- while Obito's "presence" in Kakashi's life made him a better person who valued his comrades, it also served as fodder for Kakashi's raging guilt complex and self-loathing. Prior to Team 7, Kakashi could barely count as a functioning individual, and was dangerously close to the DespairEventHorizon. That's where the PlayedWith part comes in, as Team 7 is what finally manages to open Kakashi up. [[spoiler:They ultimately pave the way for Kakashi to finally move on from Obito, especially after Obito turns out to be the BigBad]].
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