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25th Oct '17 7:30:00 AM X2X
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** The shadow of this dynamic exists in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' with Roxas, Axel, and Xion. The HoYay between Roxas and Axel is [[RelationshipWritingFumble bad (good) enough]], but Roxas and Xion are borderline obsessed with one another. Somewhat subverted as Axel's loyalty to the Organization [[ToxicFriendInfluence turns the entire relationship toxic]] and [[spoiler:results in Xion's death]].

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** The shadow of this dynamic exists in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' with Roxas, Axel, and Xion. The HoYay between Roxas and Axel is [[RelationshipWritingFumble bad (good) enough]], but Roxas and Xion are borderline obsessed with one another. Somewhat subverted as Axel's loyalty to the Organization [[ToxicFriendInfluence [[PoisonousFriend turns the entire relationship toxic]] and [[spoiler:results in Xion's death]].
25th Oct '17 7:28:45 AM X2X
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* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition,'': York + Zach + Emily. Both York and [[ImaginaryFriend Zach]] have feelings for Emily, and she in turn seems to like both of them as well. [[spoiler:Although she [[LovesMyAlterEgo favors York]] and [[OfficialCouple ends up with him]] because they both AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence together, she still, in the twin boys' words, "''really'' likes [Zach]", and tells him as her physical body dies that she "Wanted to be with [him]"]]. Whether or not it's [[spoiler:[[ScrewYourself selfcest]]]] depends on whether or not [[spoiler:you see York as a SplitPersonality that gained a life of his own or as a GuardianAngel.]]

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* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition,'': ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition'': York + Zach + Emily. Both York and [[ImaginaryFriend Zach]] have feelings for Emily, and she in turn seems to like both of them as well. [[spoiler:Although she [[LovesMyAlterEgo favors York]] and [[OfficialCouple ends up with him]] because they both AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence together, she still, in the twin boys' words, "''really'' likes [Zach]", [Zach]," and tells him as her physical body dies that she "Wanted to be with [him]"]]. Whether or not it's [[spoiler:[[ScrewYourself selfcest]]]] depends on whether or not [[spoiler:you see York as a SplitPersonality that gained a life of his own or as a GuardianAngel.]]GuardianAngel]].
25th Oct '17 7:27:45 AM X2X
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** The shadow of this dynamic exists in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' with Roxas, Axel, and Xion. The HoYay between Roxas and Axel is [[RelationshipWritingFumble bad (good) enough,]] but Roxas and Xion are borderline obsessed with one another. Somewhat subverted as Axel's loyalty to the Organization turns the entire relationship toxic and [[spoiler:results in Xion's death]].

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** The shadow of this dynamic exists in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' with Roxas, Axel, and Xion. The HoYay between Roxas and Axel is [[RelationshipWritingFumble bad (good) enough,]] enough]], but Roxas and Xion are borderline obsessed with one another. Somewhat subverted as Axel's loyalty to the Organization [[ToxicFriendInfluence turns the entire relationship toxic toxic]] and [[spoiler:results in Xion's death]].



** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', possibly. Seliph and Princess Julia will rule Bahara together… along with whoever you paired Seliph with (with the exception of Tinny or Patty unless you pair Tiltyu or Briggid, respectively, with a common dude)). The most obvious example would be Seliph + Lana + Julia; Lana and Julia are quite close and in her lover convo with Seliph in the final chapter, Lana tells him she loves him but feels terrible about Julia, implying she both ships Seliph/Julia ''and'' has special feelings for the girl herself.

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', possibly. Seliph and Princess Julia will rule Bahara together… Belhalla together... along with whoever you paired Seliph with (with the exception of Tinny Tine or Patty unless you pair Tiltyu Tailtiu or Briggid, Brigid, respectively, with a common dude)).dude). The most obvious example would be Seliph + Lana + Julia; Lana and Julia are quite close and in her lover convo with Seliph in the final chapter, Lana tells him she loves him but feels terrible about Julia, implying she both ships Seliph/Julia ''and'' has special feelings for the girl herself.
25th Oct '17 7:24:35 AM X2X
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'''Kotori:''' …that's an odd way to word it, Honoka-chan.\\
'''Umi:''' …oh, my…\\

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'''Kotori:''' …that's '''Kotori:''' ... that's an odd way to word it, Honoka-chan.\\
'''Umi:''' …oh, my…\\'''Umi:''' ... oh, my...\\



'''Maki:''' This is sounding like a wedding…\\
'''Hanayo:''' Then it'd be a a polygamous one…\\

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'''Maki:''' This is sounding like a wedding…\\
wedding...\\
'''Hanayo:''' Then it'd be a a polygamous one…\\one...\\



* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3 : Despair'', Chisa and [[spoiler:Juzo]] are both motivated by their friendship with each other and their attraction to Kyosuke, so naturally the fans took this to its logical(?) conclusion. [[http://amulet-tanaka.tumblr.com/post/152943842628/from-otomedia Promotional]] [[http://komaesa.tumblr.com/post/153957796548/qwhat-kind-of-present-would-you-like-to-give-to materials]] shows the three having Christmas dinner together, and Chisa considering buying them matching rings.

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* In ''Anime/DanganRonpa3 : ''Anime/DanganRonpa3: Despair'', Chisa and [[spoiler:Juzo]] are both motivated by their friendship with each other and their attraction to Kyosuke, so naturally the fans took this to its logical(?) conclusion. [[http://amulet-tanaka.tumblr.com/post/152943842628/from-otomedia Promotional]] [[http://komaesa.tumblr.com/post/153957796548/qwhat-kind-of-present-would-you-like-to-give-to materials]] shows the three having Christmas dinner together, and Chisa considering buying them matching rings.



* In the second season of ''Anime/GundamIronBloodedOrphans'', the AmbiguouslyBi [[PluckyGirl Atria]] seems to ''seriously'' consider the idea of herself, [[TheOjou Kudelia]] and [[ActionHero Mikazuki]] in a threesome relationship. Or at very least, she wants to have a child with Mika and encourages Kudelia to do the same. [[spoiler: When Atria and Mika get a RelationshipUpgrade, neither ices Kudelia out, which hints toward this trope... Mikazuki's death in the GrandFinale puts a damper on this, but later [[HasTwoMommies both girls]] raise [[SomeoneToRememberHimBy Atria and Mikazuki's son Akatsuki]] together.]]

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* In the second season of ''Anime/GundamIronBloodedOrphans'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'', the AmbiguouslyBi [[PluckyGirl Atria]] Atra]] seems to ''seriously'' consider the idea of herself, [[TheOjou [[{{Ojou}} Kudelia]] and [[ActionHero Mikazuki]] in a threesome relationship. Or at very least, she wants to have a child with Mika and encourages Kudelia to do the same. [[spoiler: When Atria [[spoiler:When Atra and Mika get a RelationshipUpgrade, neither ices Kudelia out, which hints toward this trope... Mikazuki's death in the GrandFinale puts a damper on this, but later [[HasTwoMommies both girls]] raise girls raise]] [[SomeoneToRememberHimBy Atria and Mikazuki's son Akatsuki]] together.]]



* Between Shinji, Asuka and Rei in ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod''. In chapter 23, Rei tries to talk Asuka into sharing Shinji. Asuka says no... but she can't help being tempted.

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* Between Shinji, Asuka and Rei in ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod''. In chapter Chapter 23, Rei tries to talk Asuka into sharing Shinji. Asuka says no... but she can't help being tempted.



* Surprisingly, ''Literature/TheHundredAndOneDalmatians'' had a lot of this. So Pongo and Missis are a HappilyMarried couple, very loving, very stable--and then they have a large amount of puppies that Missis cannot possibly feed all on her own. So the Dearlys bring Perdita, a new dog, into the family as a milk-nurse and have her nurse half the puppies, and this goes on for a few days. Missis initially feels jealous of Perdita, but Pongo reassures Missis that she doesn't have to be, and eventually all three dogs are eventually raising the puppies together and getting along ''really'' well. And then, when the puppies are stolen, Pongo and Missis go out to find them, leaving Perdita with the Dearlys to comfort them. The two often talk about Perdita while they're journeying and wonder if she misses them. Note that the novel barely mentions sex in any way, so the only reason this isn't canon is because [[spoiler:at the end, Perdita finds this dog she had puppies with before and hooks up with him]]. The whole subtext of this was avoided in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' through the magic of CompositeCharacter[=s=].

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* Surprisingly, ''Literature/TheHundredAndOneDalmatians'' had a lot of this. So Pongo and Missis are a HappilyMarried couple, very loving, very stable--and then they have a large amount of puppies that Missis cannot possibly feed all on her own. So the Dearlys bring Perdita, a new dog, into the family as a milk-nurse and have her nurse half the puppies, and this goes on for a few days. Missis initially feels jealous of Perdita, but Pongo reassures Missis that she doesn't have to be, and eventually all three dogs are eventually raising the puppies together and getting along ''really'' well. And then, when the puppies are stolen, Pongo and Missis go out to find them, leaving Perdita with the Dearlys to comfort them. The two often talk about Perdita while they're journeying and wonder if she misses them. Note that the novel barely mentions sex in any way, so the only reason this isn't canon is because [[spoiler:at the end, Perdita finds this dog she had puppies with before and hooks up with him]]. The whole subtext of this was avoided in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' through the magic of CompositeCharacter[=s=].{{Composite Character}}s.



** The shadow of this dynamic exists in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' with Roxas, Axel, and Xion. The HoYay between Roxas and Axel is [[RelationshipWritingFumble bad (good) enough,]] but Roxas and Xion are borderline obsessed with one another. Somewhat subverted as Axel's loyalty to the Organization turns the entire relationship toxic and [[spoiler:results in Xion's death.]]

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** The shadow of this dynamic exists in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' with Roxas, Axel, and Xion. The HoYay between Roxas and Axel is [[RelationshipWritingFumble bad (good) enough,]] but Roxas and Xion are borderline obsessed with one another. Somewhat subverted as Axel's loyalty to the Organization turns the entire relationship toxic and [[spoiler:results in Xion's death.]]death]].



** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', possibly. Seliph and Princess Julia will rule Bahara together… along with whoever you paired Seliph with (with the exception of Tinny or Patty unless you pair Tiltyu or Briggid, respectively, with a common dude)). The most obvious example would be Seliph + Lana + Julia; Lana and Julia are quite close and in her lover convo with Seliph in the final chapter, Lana tells him she loves him but feels terrible about Julia, implying she both ships Seliph/Julia ''and'' has special feelings for the girl herself.

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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemGenealogyOfTheHolyWar'', possibly. Seliph and Princess Julia will rule Bahara together… along with whoever you paired Seliph with (with the exception of Tinny or Patty unless you pair Tiltyu or Briggid, respectively, with a common dude)). The most obvious example would be Seliph + Lana + Julia; Lana and Julia are quite close and in her lover convo with Seliph in the final chapter, Lana tells him she loves him but feels terrible about Julia, implying she both ships Seliph/Julia ''and'' has special feelings for the girl herself.



** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia,'': Marth + Caeda + Your Avatar. In the third base conversation between Caeda and your Avatar, she hopes that s/he will "stay her friend forever" and then goes on to say that they can "spend time together" to which s/he replies "Truly...".
-->''"Say, [name]. Stay my friend forever. Someday, when this war is over and peace returns... Wouldn't it be nice to spend our time... like this, the three of us...?"''

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** ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia,'': ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem New Mystery of the Emblem]]'': Marth + Caeda + Your Avatar. In the third base conversation between Caeda and your Avatar, she hopes that s/he will "stay her friend forever" and then goes on to say that they can "spend time together" to which s/he replies "Truly...".
-->''"Say,
"
--->''"Say,
[name]. Stay my friend forever. Someday, when this war is over and peace returns... Wouldn't it be nice to spend our time... like this, the three of us...?"''
23rd Oct '17 3:50:39 PM DrakeClawfang
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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' you can marry and have your spouse (who can be of any race or gender) move into your own home, which is likely to have a housecarl (sort of a live-in security officer/armed servant) living there too. It's quite possible to be greeted happily by both of them when you return home… and there's a good chance they'll do that while sitting in your bedroom and eating together.
* In ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'', the ''Hordes of the Underdark'' expansion allows you to take two companions at once. You can choose to take the drow Nathyrra an the half-elf [[spoiler:Aribeth]]. Romance sidequests are in the game so you can charm either of them, but at once point you meet the Knower of Names and can ask her the name of your one true love, who may be the other lady. This eventually results in a conversation where of the two of them talk to you about your conflicting feelings for them, and you have a Persuade check to convince them to "share" you. The two agree it's better than being rejected over the other. The sequence was DummiedOut, but a quick poke into the editor to change a single byte of code enables it again.

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* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' you can marry and have your spouse (who can be of any race or gender) move into your own home, which is likely to have a housecarl (sort of a live-in security officer/armed servant) living there too. It's quite possible to be greeted happily by both of them when you return home… and there's a good chance they'll do that while sitting in your bedroom and eating together.
together. It's also possible to catch your housecarl watching the two of you sleep, or watching just you or your spouse.
* In ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'', the ''Hordes of the Underdark'' expansion allows you to take two companions at once. You can choose to take the drow Nathyrra an the half-elf [[spoiler:Aribeth]]. Romance sidequests are in the game so you can charm either of them, but at once one point you meet the Knower of Names and can ask her the name of your one true love, who may be the other lady. This eventually results in a conversation where of the two of them talk to you about your conflicting feelings for them, and you have a Persuade check to convince them to "share" you. The two agree it's better than being rejected over the other. The sequence was DummiedOut, but a quick poke into the editor to change a single byte of code enables it again. If you choose not to reform [[spoiler:Aribeth]] and have her remain a Blackguard she even goes for a DepravedBisexual angle and makes a come-on to Nathyrra during the Persuade check conversation.
23rd Oct '17 3:31:05 PM AgentS7
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** The shadow of this dynamic exists in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2]]'' with Roxas, Axel, and Xion. The HoYay between Roxas and Axel is [[RelationshipWritingFumble bad (good) enough,]] but Roxas and Xion are borderline obsessed with one another. Somewhat subverted as Axel's loyalty to the Organization turns the entire relationship toxic and [[spoiler:results in Xion's death.]]

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** The shadow of this dynamic exists in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2]]'' ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'' with Roxas, Axel, and Xion. The HoYay between Roxas and Axel is [[RelationshipWritingFumble bad (good) enough,]] but Roxas and Xion are borderline obsessed with one another. Somewhat subverted as Axel's loyalty to the Organization turns the entire relationship toxic and [[spoiler:results in Xion's death.]]
23rd Oct '17 3:30:22 PM AgentS7
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** The shadow of this dynamic exists in ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2]]'' with Roxas, Axel, and Xion. The HoYay between Roxas and Axel is [[RelationshipWritingFumble bad (good) enough,]] but Roxas and Xion are borderline obsessed with one another. Somewhat subverted as Axel's loyalty to the Organization turns the entire relationship toxic and [[spoiler:results in Xion's death.]]
18th Sep '17 4:43:39 AM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:300:Sometimes, BettyAndVeronica stop fighting over Archie and simply enjoy him together.]]

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18th Sep '17 4:43:24 AM Willbyr
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* ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'':

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* ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'':''Manga/XxxHOLiC'':
17th Sep '17 7:59:52 AM Pichu-kun
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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': Diamond + Pearl + Platinum is as canon as you can get with a bunch of twelve year olds, with it repeatedly being stated how the three of them together represent the perfect human spirit, them crying when they had to separate for the first time since they had traveled together, and them eventually ending up as parents for two baby Pokemon.

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* ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'': ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'': Diamond + Pearl + Platinum is as canon as you can get with a bunch of twelve year olds, with it repeatedly being stated how the three of them together represent the perfect human spirit, them crying when they had to separate for the first time since they had traveled together, and them eventually ending up as parents for two baby Pokemon.



* In ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'', there's the trio of Doumeki + Watanuki + Himawari, which has plot enforced implications: Watanuki is head-over-heels for Himawari, but Himawari's DoomMagnet status renders her dangerous to be around Watanuki... except when Doumeki's around, because Doumeki is a living ProtectiveCharm. There's also a moment where Doumeki agrees to give Himawari a "date" with Watanuki alone, but insists that they will later "have lunch together, the three of us".
** Much later in the manga, [[spoiler:Doumeki/Kohane/Watanuki. Doumeki loves Kohane. Kohane loves Doumeki. But Kohane loves Watanuki the most, and Doumeki has complicated feelings for Watanuki too. By that point Watanuki clearly has strong feelings for both of them as well, but it's not clear if his feelings are platonic or romantic in nature.]]

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* In ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'', there's ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'':
** There's
the trio of Doumeki + Watanuki + Himawari, which has plot enforced implications: Watanuki is head-over-heels for Himawari, but Himawari's DoomMagnet status renders her dangerous to be around Watanuki... except when Doumeki's around, because Doumeki is a living ProtectiveCharm. There's also a moment where Doumeki agrees to give Himawari a "date" with Watanuki alone, but insists that they will later "have lunch together, the three of us".
** Much later in the manga, [[spoiler:Doumeki/Kohane/Watanuki. Doumeki [[spoiler:Doumeki/Kohane/Watanuki]]. [[spoiler:Doumeki]] loves Kohane. Kohane [[spoiler:Kohane]]. [[spoiler:Kohane]] loves Doumeki. [[spoiler:Doumeki]]. But Kohane [[spoiler:Kohane]] loves Watanuki [[spoiler:Watanuki]] the most, and Doumeki [[spoiler:Doumeki]] has complicated feelings for Watanuki [[spoiler:Watanuki]] too. By that point Watanuki [[spoiler:Watanuki]] clearly has strong feelings for both of them as well, but it's not clear if his feelings are platonic or romantic in nature.]]



* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'':

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* [[http://mangafox.me/manga/mahou_shoujo_madoka_magica_the_different_story/v03/c012/49.html The end]] of the ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' manga ''The Different Story'' says Kyouko + Mami + Sayaka "could give rise to infinite possibilities". And then there's [[http://wiki.puella-magi.net/File:NewType_02.2012_01.jpg the piece of official art]] with Madoka sandwiched between [[ScrewYourself Homura and "Moemura"]], looking surprised but excited.

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* [[http://mangafox.me/manga/mahou_shoujo_madoka_magica_the_different_story/v03/c012/49.html The end]] end of the ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' manga ''The Different Story'' says Kyouko + Mami + Sayaka "could give rise to infinite possibilities". And then there's [[http://wiki.puella-magi.net/File:NewType_02.2012_01.jpg the piece of official art]] with Madoka sandwiched between [[ScrewYourself Homura and "Moemura"]], looking surprised but excited.



* ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'' is about a love triangle involving three girls. For a while, near the middle of the manga, it seems like all three of them could live peacefully together... However eventually the poly outcome gets thrown out the window. [[spoiler:[[FirstGirlWins Tomari ends up with Hazumu]].]]



* In Mark Waid's "ComicBook/TheKingdom" miniseries, the Kingdom Come versions of [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] and [[Franchise/WonderWoman Diana]] have a son with [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]] as the godfather--and the grown-up kid refers to them as his ''three'' parents. And an AU featured in ''Trinity'' just had the three of them get married, basically.

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* In Mark Waid's "ComicBook/TheKingdom" miniseries, the Kingdom Come ''Kingdom Come'' versions of [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] and [[Franchise/WonderWoman Diana]] have a son with [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]] as the godfather--and the grown-up kid refers to them as his ''three'' parents. And an AU featured in ''Trinity'' just had the three of them get married, basically.basically.
* As shown above, ''Franchise/ArchieComics'' has teased this with Archie, Betty, and Veronica a few times over the decade. It never gets taken seriously though, as each girl wants Archie for herself.



* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''''VideoGame/FireEmblem''



* In ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', all of the heroines come in pairs of friends, so there's plenty of potential for this.

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* In ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', all of the heroines come in pairs of friends, so there's plenty of potential for this.this:
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