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12th Jun '16 9:50:09 AM Dragon95
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* Feldt Grace from ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''. [[spoiler: She loses, though. [[MindScrew Sort of.]].]]
6th Jun '16 2:01:01 PM Eievie
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May lead to a LoveDodecahedron... or, since StatusQuoIsGod, Donna may be PutOnABus, leaving the original two LoveInterests to duke it out. Sometimes Alice and Carol will [[EnemyMine lay aside their rivalry]] and unite against the interloper -- [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou each would rather lose Bob to the other than to anyone else]]. However, in some cases [[LastGirlWins Donna/Bob]] will become the OfficialCouple.

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May lead to a LoveDodecahedron... LoveDodecahedron… or, since StatusQuoIsGod, Donna may be PutOnABus, leaving the original two LoveInterests to duke it out. Sometimes Alice and Carol will [[EnemyMine lay aside their rivalry]] and unite against the interloper -- [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou interloper--[[TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou each would rather lose Bob to the other than to anyone else]]. However, in some cases [[LastGirlWins Donna/Bob]] will become the OfficialCouple.



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* Many fans felt that [[ReplacementLoveInterest Nina]] filled this role on ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Of course, Cordelia was [[PutOnABus MIA]] at the time and [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] was busy with her own series...but when has that ever stopped anyone?

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* Many fans felt that [[ReplacementLoveInterest Nina]] filled this role on ''Series/{{Angel}}''. Of course, Cordelia was [[PutOnABus MIA]] at the time and [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy]] was busy with her own series...series… but when has that ever stopped anyone?



** Also, fans were crazy in Season 4 to know who Blair would pick - Chuck(Vanessa) or Dan (Betty)? Turns out she picks Louis. No one was happy.

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** Also, fans were crazy in Season 4 to know who Blair would pick - Chuck(Vanessa) pick--Chuck (Vanessa) or Dan (Betty)? Turns out she picks Louis. No one was happy.


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*''Series/JaneTheVirgin'': Jane is in a love triangle with Michael and Rafael, who are each both Betty ''and'' Veronica in some ways. Jane--briefly--sets them both aside to pursue HotTeacher Jonathan Chavez. She returns to the love triangle soon enough though, and makes a serious decision, picking one of them for real.
3rd Jun '16 8:41:34 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion,'' Kaworu is arguably one for the tangled [[HotBlooded Asuka]]/[[SociallyAwkwardHero Shinji]]/[[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] dynamic, with the twist that [[IncompatibleOrientation he's a guy]] and Shinji is [[AmbiguouslyBi ostensibly heterosexual]]. The LighterAndSofter adaptation, ''Manga/ShinjiIkariRaisingProject,'' plays this whole thing much straighter: the relationship between the Shinji and the girls is explicitly a LoveTriangle, and they're willing to team up against Kaworu. (There are a few other girls who hold this role for a time, but none are as threatening as him.)

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* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion,'' Kaworu is arguably one for the tangled [[HotBlooded Asuka]]/[[SociallyAwkwardHero Shinji]]/[[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] dynamic, with the twist that [[IncompatibleOrientation he's a guy]] and Shinji is [[AmbiguouslyBi ostensibly heterosexual]]. The LighterAndSofter adaptation, ''Manga/ShinjiIkariRaisingProject,'' plays this whole thing much straighter: the relationship between the Shinji and the girls is explicitly a LoveTriangle, and they're willing to team up against Kaworu. (There are a few other girls who temporarily hold this role for a time, Shinji, but none are as threatening as him.)
3rd Jun '16 8:39:41 AM JoeMerl
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* In ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion,'' Kaworu is arguably one for the tangled [[HotBlooded Asuka]]/[[SociallyAwkwardHero Shinji]]/[[EmotionlessGirl Rei]] dynamic, with the twist that [[IncompatibleOrientation he's a guy]] and Shinji is [[AmbiguouslyBi ostensibly heterosexual]]. The LighterAndSofter adaptation, ''Manga/ShinjiIkariRaisingProject,'' plays this whole thing much straighter: the relationship between the Shinji and the girls is explicitly a LoveTriangle, and they're willing to team up against Kaworu. (There are a few other girls who hold this role for a time, but none are as threatening as him.)
29th May '16 7:28:20 PM animenutcase
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* In ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'', both Lucy and Tess were love interests for Paulo, but he ended up [[spoiler:choosing Jasmine, a girl introduced at the last minute]].

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* In ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'', both Lucy and Tess were love interests for Paulo, but he ended up [[spoiler:choosing Jasmine, a girl introduced at the last minute]].minute. However, it doesn't last.]].
19th May '16 11:02:34 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* {{Invoked}} in the season five finale of ''OneTreeHill'', where the audience sees Lucas call a girl and propose to her. The show gives three options for who he could be calling- either [[RunawayBride Lindsey]] and [[FirstGirlWins Peyton]], who had been part of a season-long love triangle, as well as high school ex-girlfriend [[SecondLove Brooke]], who hadn't even really been part of the equation until the finale threw her in as an option. [[spoiler: It was [[TheyDo Peyton]].]]

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* {{Invoked}} in the season five finale of ''OneTreeHill'', ''Series/OneTreeHill'', where the audience sees Lucas call a girl and propose to her. The show gives three options for who he could be calling- either [[RunawayBride Lindsey]] and [[FirstGirlWins Peyton]], who had been part of a season-long love triangle, as well as high school ex-girlfriend [[SecondLove Brooke]], who hadn't even really been part of the equation until the finale threw her in as an option. [[spoiler: It was [[TheyDo Peyton]].]]
20th Apr '16 1:22:29 AM Ximei
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*** He's a speed freak, so it only makes sense that he would beet the girls.

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*** He's a speed freak, so it only makes sense that he would beet beat the girls.
26th Feb '16 3:43:10 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* {{Invoked}} in the season five finale of ''OneTreeHill'', where the audience sees Lucas call a girl and propose to her. The show gives three options for who he could be calling- either [[RunawayBride Lindsey]] and [[FirstGirlWins Peyton]], who had been part of a season-long love triangle, as well as high school ex-girlfriend [[SecondLove Brooke]], who hadn't even really been part of the equation until the finale threw her in as an option. [[spoiler: It was [[TheyDo Peyton]].]]



* {{Invoked}} in the season five finale of ''OneTreeHill'', where the audience sees Lucas call a girl and propose to her. The show gives three options for who he could be calling- either [[RunawayBride Lindsey]] and [[FirstGirlWins Peyton]], who had been part of a season-long love triangle, as well as high school ex-girlfriend [[SecondLove Brooke]], who hadn't even really been part of the equation until the finale threw her in as an option. [[spoiler: It was [[TheyDo Peyton]].]]



* In ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'', Haseo can romance almost any character, though the two canon options would probably be Atoli (Betty) and Shino (Veronica). However, play your cards right, and Endrance, who is a dude, will win Haseo's heart, much to the chagrin of every female in the party.
** There's also Alkaid who is unlike Shino or Atoli in that she's firey and agreesive. While she and Haseo are initially at each others throats, they warm up to each much much faster than Haseo does with the other two, probably because Alkaid doesn't have psychological issues like them and is actually able to communicate effectively.

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* In ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'', Haseo can romance almost any character, though the ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoMelodyOfElemia'' and [[VideoGame/ArTonelico2 its]] [[VideoGame/ArTonelico3 sequels]] start with two canon options would probably be Atoli (Betty) potential love interests, and Shino (Veronica). However, play your cards right, and Endrance, who is add a dude, will win Haseo's heart, much to the chagrin of every female third one in the party.
** There's also Alkaid who
mid or late game. The third love interest is unlike Shino or Atoli in that she's firey and agreesive. While she and Haseo are initially at each others throats, they warm up to each much much faster than Haseo does with the other two, probably because Alkaid doesn't have psychological issues like them and is actually able to communicate effectively.always ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.



* In ''VideoGame/DotHackGU'', Haseo can romance almost any character, though the two canon options would probably be Atoli (Betty) and Shino (Veronica). However, play your cards right, and Endrance, who is a dude, will win Haseo's heart, much to the chagrin of every female in the party.
** There's also Alkaid who is unlike Shino or Atoli in that she's firey and agreesive. While she and Haseo are initially at each others throats, they warm up to each much much faster than Haseo does with the other two, probably because Alkaid doesn't have psychological issues like them and is actually able to communicate effectively.



* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral''
** Tailto in ''Fire Emblem: Geneaology of the Holy War'' could easily be this for Prince Lewyn: Serious, honorable Ferry and flirty, clingy dancer Sylvia compete for Levin's affections (well, [[UnknownRival Sylvia does most of the competing]]), but the player can easily push them aside and pair him with Tailto, a girl with no prior plot connections to him. [[spoiler: Ferry's CoolBigSis Mahyna could have also been this if she'd survived.]]
** A male example would be Arden for Ayra; Lex and Holyn both have canon crushes on her, but Arden is her third predestined lover even if she never speaks to him outside their chapter five love talk.
** Raquesis has... ''two'' of these, actually. Her most "canon" love interests are Finn and Beowulf, to the point that in ''Thracia 776'' [[spoiler: her son Delmud is Beowulf's kid and her daughter Nanna is Finn's.]] However, if she gets enough love points with either Dew or Noish, she can have love talks with them as well.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[Really700YearsOld Ti]][[OurDragonsAreDifferent ki]] is this for a [[PlayerCharacter Male Robin]], due to only being recruited to your army if you complete [[BonusDungeon Paralogue 17]], the last paralogue that isn't Spotpass-based at that, without her dying, and her paralogue doesn't appear until the main game is three-quarters over.

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Tailto in ''Fire Emblem: Geneaology of the Holy War'' could easily be this for Prince Lewyn: Serious, honorable Ferry and flirty, clingy dancer Sylvia compete for Levin's affections (well, [[UnknownRival Sylvia does most of the competing]]), but the player can easily push them aside and pair him with Tailto, a girl with no prior plot connections to him. [[spoiler: Ferry's CoolBigSis Mahyna could have also been this if she'd survived.]]
** *** A male example would be Arden for Ayra; Lex and Holyn both have canon crushes on her, but Arden is her third predestined lover even if she never speaks to him outside their chapter five love talk.
** *** Raquesis has... ''two'' of these, actually. Her most "canon" love interests are Finn and Beowulf, to the point that in ''Thracia 776'' [[spoiler: her son Delmud is Beowulf's kid and her daughter Nanna is Finn's.]] However, if she gets enough love points with either Dew or Noish, she can have love talks with them as well.
* ** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[Really700YearsOld Ti]][[OurDragonsAreDifferent ki]] is this for a [[PlayerCharacter Male Robin]], due to only being recruited to your army if you complete [[BonusDungeon Paralogue 17]], the last paralogue that isn't Spotpass-based at that, without her dying, and her paralogue doesn't appear until the main game is three-quarters over.



* ''VideoGame/ArTonelico'' and [[VideoGame/ArTonelico2 its]] [[VideoGame/ArTonelico3 sequels]] start with two potential love interests, and add a third one in the mid or late game. The third love interest is always ReallySevenHundredYearsOld.



* VisualNovel/WhiteAlbum2 ''Concluding Chapter'' introduces '''three''': Chiaki, one of Haruki's schoolmates at the university he goes to; Koharu, a high schooler going to Haruki and Setsuna's old school; and Mari, Haruki's boss at the Hirasakura Company, where he works at. All three represent facets of what might help shake off the lethargy he's been living through, which can be summed simply as: looks like Kazusa (Koharu), acts like Kazusa (Mari, albeit more socially-adjusted), and is ''not like Setsuna'' (Chiaki, who has no ties to and cares little for Haruki's past).

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* VisualNovel/WhiteAlbum2 ''Concluding ''VisualNovel/WhiteAlbum2 Concluding Chapter'' introduces '''three''': Chiaki, one of Haruki's schoolmates at the university he goes to; Koharu, a high schooler going to Haruki and Setsuna's old school; and Mari, Haruki's boss at the Hirasakura Company, where he works at. All three represent facets of what might help shake off the lethargy he's been living through, which can be summed simply as: looks like Kazusa (Koharu), acts like Kazusa (Mari, albeit more socially-adjusted), and is ''not like Setsuna'' (Chiaki, who has no ties to and cares little for Haruki's past).



* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. We had a LoveTriangle in the form of Ferb's PrecociousCrush on Vanessa while she was dating Johnny. Then she breaks up with Johnny and, [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter true to trope]], begins dating Monty Monogram.



* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'' originally featured a LoveTriangle between [[PerkyGoth Gwen]], [[ChickMagnet Trent]] and Trent's friend [[ExtravertedNerd Cody]], who [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy stepped aside]] when it became clear Trent was the one she actually liked. By ''TotalDramaWorldTour'', Gwen and Trent have broken up, but Gwen passes up Cody [[FanPreferredCouple for Duncan]] instead. [[DoggedNiceGuy Cody just can't win]], even moreso when Sierra's involved.


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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''. We had a LoveTriangle in the form of Ferb's PrecociousCrush on Vanessa while she was dating Johnny. Then she breaks up with Johnny and, [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter true to trope]], begins dating Monty Monogram.
* ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Island'' originally featured a LoveTriangle between [[PerkyGoth Gwen]], [[ChickMagnet Trent]] and Trent's friend [[ExtravertedNerd Cody]], who [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy stepped aside]] when it became clear Trent was the one she actually liked. By ''TotalDramaWorldTour'', Gwen and Trent have broken up, but Gwen passes up Cody [[FanPreferredCouple for Duncan]] instead. [[DoggedNiceGuy Cody just can't win]], even moreso when Sierra's involved.
29th Nov '15 7:53:21 AM sorako
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* In ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', Naota plays the "Archie" role to Haruko's "Veronica" and Mamimi's "Betty", but it's eventually shown that his classmate Eri is also interested in him. [[spoiler: She's actually the ''only'' one interested in him: Haruko is using him for her quest for power, and Mamimi is trying to pull a SettleForSibling. Both of them think better of it by the end,]] leaving Eri as the only remaining love interest.



* In ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', Naota plays the "Archie" role to Haruko's "Veronica" and Mamimi's "Betty", but it's eventually shown that his classmate Eri is also interested in him. [[spoiler: She's actually the ''only'' one interested in him: Haruko is using him for her quest for power, and Mamimi is trying to pull a SettleForSibling. Both of them think better of it by the end,]] leaving Eri as the only remaining love interest.
22nd Nov '15 1:08:40 PM FF32
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* In ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', Naota plays the "Archie" role to Haruko's "Veronica" and Mamimi's "Betty", but it's eventually shown that his classmate Eri is also interested in him. [[spoiler: She's actually the ''only'' one interested in him: Haruko is using him for her quest for power, and Mamimi is trying to pull a SettleForSibling. Both of them think better of it by the end,]] leaving Eri as the only remaining love interest.
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