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21st Apr '16 4:35:10 PM Eievie
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** One time, AppliedPhlebotinum allows Bo to have sex with Lauren while watching Lauren have sex with Dyson in the mirror. Bo is ridiculously thrilled.

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** One time, AppliedPhlebotinum allows Bo to have sex with Lauren while watching Lauren have sex with Dyson in the mirror. (MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext) Bo is ridiculously thrilled.
21st Apr '16 3:31:34 PM Eievie
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* ''Series/LostGirl'' features a LoveTriangle between [[HornyDevils Bo]], [[HospitalHottie Lauren]], and [[WolfMan Dyson]] that veers toward this. Given Bo's status as an EthicalSlut, they're not unaware of it. ''Especially'' after Dyson and Lauren become close. One time, Lauren points out Bo to Dyson so they can [[EatingTheEyeCandy Eat the Eye Candy]] together.

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* ''Series/LostGirl'' features a LoveTriangle between [[HornyDevils Bo]], [[HospitalHottie Lauren]], and [[WolfMan Dyson]] that veers toward this. Given Bo's status as an EthicalSlut, they're not unaware of it. ''Especially'' after Dyson and Lauren become close. One time, Lauren points out Bo to Dyson so they can [[EatingTheEyeCandy Eat the Eye Candy]] together.


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**One time, Lauren points out Bo to Dyson so they can [[EatingTheEyeCandy Eat the Eye Candy]] together.
**One time, AppliedPhlebotinum allows Bo to have sex with Lauren while watching Lauren have sex with Dyson in the mirror. Bo is ridiculously thrilled.
21st Apr '16 12:33:03 PM nmn3r3
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*** In the finale, Dave/Karkat is pretty much canon, and their last scene has them in a picnic with the Jade, other girl they've been implied to be in love with.
21st Apr '16 1:54:13 AM Tron80
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* 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 to be tempted.
20th Apr '16 12:44:03 PM Eievie
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** Ryoko x Tenchi x Ayeka. Ayeka and Ryoko hate each other, but plenty of FoeYay occurs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDiEsyI5Syw in universe.]]

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** Ryoko x + Tenchi x + Ayeka. Ayeka and Ryoko hate each other, but plenty of FoeYay occurs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDiEsyI5Syw in universe.]]



* Aoba/Mairu/Kururi gets a bunch of this in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. Mairu and Kururi thank Aoba with a kiss for turning in a group of bullies; Aoba has a [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend They Are Not My Girlfriends]] moment when his [[spoiler:Blue Square members]] refer to them as such, but turns right around and [[spoiler:explicitly orders them not to involve the twins in the gang wars because he's taken a particular liking to them]]. And ''then'' there's all the Mairu/Kururi {{Twincest}}. Worth noting that they've ''all'' kissed at some point.

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* Aoba/Mairu/Kururi Aoba + Mairu + Kururi gets a bunch of this in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. Mairu and Kururi thank Aoba with a kiss for turning in a group of bullies; Aoba has a [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend They Are Not My Girlfriends]] moment when his [[spoiler:Blue Square members]] refer to them as such, but turns right around and [[spoiler:explicitly orders them not to involve the twins in the gang wars because he's taken a particular liking to them]]. And ''then'' there's all the Mairu/Kururi {{Twincest}}. Worth noting that they've ''all'' kissed at some point.



** Going by [[LotusEaterMachine Cosmo Entelechia]], we have Nodoka/Negi/Yue, Chachamaru/Negi/Evangeline, and Fate/Shiori/Negi.

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** Going by [[LotusEaterMachine Cosmo Entelechia]], we have Nodoka/Negi/Yue, Chachamaru/Negi/Evangeline, Nodoka + Negi + Yue, and Fate/Shiori/Negi.Chachamaru + Negi + Evangeline, and Fate + Shiori + Negi.



* In ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' Eri and Yakumo are both in love with Harima. There has also been quite a bit of LesYay / FoeYay between the two of them, culminating in a episode where they both end up dancing with each other. Before the original manga [[NoEnding suddenly stopped]], Harima was also apparently engaged to Eri while [[InnocentCohabitation living with Yakumo]], with all three apparently content with the arrangement.

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* In ''Manga/SchoolRumble'' Eri and Yakumo are both in love with Harima. There has also been quite a bit of LesYay / FoeYay LesYay[=/=]FoeYay between the two of them, culminating in a episode where they both end up dancing with each other. Before the original manga [[NoEnding suddenly stopped]], Harima was also apparently engaged to Eri while [[InnocentCohabitation living with Yakumo]], with all three apparently content with the arrangement.



* In ''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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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Diamond/Pearl/Platinum ''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.



* 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".

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* In ''Manga/{{xxxHOLiC}}'', there's the trio of Doumeki/Watanuki/Himawari, 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".



* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'' Usagi fantasizes about Usagi/[[ScrewYourself Tuxedo Kamen/Moonlight Knight]], as well as Usagi/Tuxedo Kamen/Motoki.

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* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'' Usagi fantasizes about Usagi/[[ScrewYourself Usagi + [[ScrewYourself Tuxedo Kamen/Moonlight Kamen + Moonlight Knight]], as well as Usagi/Tuxedo Kamen/Motoki.Usagi + Tuxedo Kamen + Motoki.



* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' has Hayate/Hinagiku/Ayumu. Ayumu jokes about this in the anime, after Hinagiku decided she was ruined for marriage because Ayumu had gotten a little turned on drying off Hinagiku (who had fainted in the bath). The manga is a little tamer about it, but implications are still there. The 'That's it' when Hinagiku admitted she'd fallen in love with Hayate could be read for such.
** Later on in the manga we get Hayate/Hinagiku/[[spoiler: Athena]]. This is reinforced by the fact that Hayate made a promise to [[spoiler: always love Athena and she is considered his ex-girlfriend by other characters that he tells about her]] and Hinagiku is later revealed to have quite a history with [[spoiler: Athena]] herself with a friendship that looks an awful lot like classic YuriGenre setups down to a MeetCute with Hina opening admiring her beauty (though she's usually [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer on the receiving end now]]). Hayate shows a lot of affection for Hina and seems to still have feelings for [[spoiler: Athena]]. Hinagiku also seems to be the only one that [[spoiler: Athena]] ever opened up to besides Hayate and they were known by the whole school as an inseparable duo. Given Hayate and Hinagiku's [[BirdsOfAFeather noted similarity to each other]] it stands to reason that [[spoiler: Athena]] would naturally like them both.

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* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' has Hayate/Hinagiku/Ayumu.''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'': Hayate + Hinagiku + Ayumu. Ayumu jokes about this in the anime, after Hinagiku decided she was ruined for marriage because Ayumu had gotten a little turned on drying off Hinagiku (who had fainted in the bath). The manga is a little tamer about it, but implications are still there. The 'That's it' when Hinagiku admitted she'd fallen in love with Hayate could be read for such.
** Later on in the manga we get Hayate/Hinagiku/[[spoiler: Hayate + Hinagiku + [[spoiler: Athena]]. This is reinforced by the fact that Hayate made a promise to [[spoiler: always love Athena and she is considered his ex-girlfriend by other characters that he tells about her]] and Hinagiku is later revealed to have quite a history with [[spoiler: Athena]] herself with a friendship that looks an awful lot like classic YuriGenre setups down to a MeetCute with Hina opening admiring her beauty (though she's usually [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer on the receiving end now]]). Hayate shows a lot of affection for Hina and seems to still have feelings for [[spoiler: Athena]]. Hinagiku also seems to be the only one that [[spoiler: Athena]] ever opened up to besides Hayate and they were known by the whole school as an inseparable duo. Given Hayate and Hinagiku's [[BirdsOfAFeather noted similarity to each other]] it stands to reason that [[spoiler: Athena]] would naturally like them both.



** Keitarou/Naru/Mutsumi seems so obvious it hurts. Besides Kei and Naru being the OfficialCouple of that series, Mutsumi was a childhood friend who participated in the infamous promise to get into Tokyo U and in the manga states flat out that she loves (''not'' likes) both characters and wants to see their dream succeed, with Mutsumi kissing both of them. It's clear that Keitaro made a ChildhoodMarriagePromise to both of them (and that they both knew about the "other woman" and were fine with it--although at their age they clearly didn't understand why it was not okay). In chapter 59, Mutsumi flat-out states that she made a promise with Naru, which means that each member of the trio made a promise with both of the other two members. And just to make it weird, Mutsumi made Naru promise to get into Tokyo U because she knew Naru was too young to remember her first promise with Keitaro, a year before that.

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** Keitarou/Naru/Mutsumi Keitarou + Naru + Mutsumi seems so obvious it hurts. Besides Kei and Naru being the OfficialCouple of that series, Mutsumi was a childhood friend who participated in the infamous promise to get into Tokyo U and in the manga states flat out that she loves (''not'' likes) both characters and wants to see their dream succeed, with Mutsumi kissing both of them. It's clear that Keitaro made a ChildhoodMarriagePromise to both of them (and that they both knew about the "other woman" and were fine with it--although at their age they clearly didn't understand why it was not okay). In chapter 59, Mutsumi flat-out states that she made a promise with Naru, which means that each member of the trio made a promise with both of the other two members. And just to make it weird, Mutsumi made Naru promise to get into Tokyo U because she knew Naru was too young to remember her first promise with Keitaro, a year before that.



* ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'': Miyoshi/Takagi/Aoki. After a series of LoveTriangle-related misunderstandings, the two girls have decided to be friends with Aoki supporting the idea of Miyoshi and Takagi getting married while she's admitted to them both that she's started to fall for Takagi.

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* ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'': Miyoshi/Takagi/Aoki.Miyoshi + Takagi + Aoki. After a series of LoveTriangle-related misunderstandings, the two girls have decided to be friends with Aoki supporting the idea of Miyoshi and Takagi getting married while she's admitted to them both that she's started to fall for Takagi.



* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' gives us Griffith/[[TroubledButCute Guts]]/[[ActionGirl Casca]], although that could be considered completely canon in some ways--Casca and Guts are the OfficialCouple, Casca was definitely in love with Griffith earlier in the series, and Griffith has been ''very'' strongly implied to be attracted to Guts, with slightly less (but still present) subtext with Casca. The feelings are there, it's just that canon never gives them a chance to sort them all out before things go ''really'' wrong.
* [[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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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' gives us Griffith/[[TroubledButCute Griffith +[[TroubledButCute Guts]]/[[ActionGirl Casca]], although that could be considered completely canon in some ways--Casca and Guts are the OfficialCouple, Casca was definitely in love with Griffith earlier in the series, and Griffith has been ''very'' strongly implied to be attracted to Guts, with slightly less (but still present) subtext with Casca. The feelings are there, it's just that canon never gives them a chance to sort them all out before things go ''really'' wrong.
* [[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 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.



** [[TheHero Thor]]/[[BrokenBird Karim]]/[[{{Jerkass}} Zagi]] has several hints. Basically, Thor is in love with Karim, who loves him back but ''also'' loves Zagi, who is at least sexually attracted to her and also has an unhealthy [[HoYay obsession]] with Thor. Throw in a line about Karim wanting to have both their children, and there you go.
** Foursome Subtext in Thor/Karim/Zagi/[[FauxActionGirl Tiz]]; Tiz is in love with Thor but says she's willing to share him with Karim, Thor only loves Tiz like a sister but would sleep with her if it made her happy, and Tiz and Zagi share a [[ShipTease touching moment]] that involves [[spoiler:TakingTheBullet and DiedInYourArmsTonight]].
* ''Franchise/LoveLive'' has this, most notably for Honoka/Kotori/Umi, but the other grade trios have their fair share as well. Just take this scene from Chapter 7 of the mobile game:

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** [[TheHero Thor]]/[[BrokenBird Karim]]/[[{{Jerkass}} Thor]] + [[BrokenBird Karim]] + [[{{Jerkass}} Zagi]] has several hints. Basically, Thor is in love with Karim, who loves him back but ''also'' loves Zagi, who is at least sexually attracted to her and also has an unhealthy [[HoYay obsession]] with Thor. Throw in a line about Karim wanting to have both their children, and there you go.
** Foursome ''Four''some Subtext in Thor/Karim/Zagi/[[FauxActionGirl with Thor + Karim + Zagi + [[FauxActionGirl Tiz]]; Tiz is in love with Thor but says she's willing to share him with Karim, Thor only loves Tiz like a sister but would sleep with her if it made her happy, and Tiz and Zagi share a [[ShipTease touching moment]] that involves [[spoiler:TakingTheBullet and DiedInYourArmsTonight]].
* ''Franchise/LoveLive'' has this, most notably for Honoka/Kotori/Umi, Honoka + Kotori + Umi, but the other grade trios have their fair share as well. Just take this scene from Chapter 7 of the mobile game:



* Yuuya, Inori and Yamato in ''Manga/{{Nukoduke}}'' was, at least before Inori died. Yuuya and Inori are dating, but they almost never go alone together without Yamato with them.

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* Yuuya, Yuuya + Inori and + Yamato in ''Manga/{{Nukoduke}}'' was, at least before Inori died. Yuuya and Inori are dating, but they almost never go alone together without Yamato with them.




* In ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', this is implied between the three main characters, Emp, Thug Boy and Ninjette. Emp and Thug Boy are in a very happy relationship with Ninjette as Emp's best friend. But not only are Thug Boy and Ninjette attracted to each other (he even accidently felt her up when the three of them were sharing a bed after Ninjette underwent a traumatic experience), but it's implied that Ninjette is attracted to Emp, and Emp has described herself as a "three drink bisexual." The possibility is even acknowledged during a conversation between Ninjette and [[EldritchAbomination The Caged]] [[SealedEvilInACan Demonwolf]], though Ninjette refuses to divulge her fantasies. Sometimes it's subtle, sometimes it's ''incredibly'' unsubtle.
* ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' has [[GirlNextDoor Francine]], [[DoggedNiceGuy David]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Katchoo]], [[TheDitz Cas]][[TheMole ey]], [[{{Jerkass}} Freddie]] and even [[{{Badass}} Tambi]] all alternate between being friends, enemies, sexual partners and various places in between, and also rotate living with each other as one or more of those options. Eventually they all (well, most) decide for Katchoo, Casey and David to form a sexual relationship in order to produce a child, comfort David in his final days, and because they all do love each other, even though Katchoo only ''really'' loves Francine, David only ''really'' loves Katchoo, and who Casey ''really'' loves is more complicated than even the reader thinks at the time (yes, [[UpToEleven it is more complicated than what you just read]]). Once [[MurderTheHypotenuse David dies]] the series settles down into Katchoo-Francine and Casey-Tambi (!?!?!?!?!?), though even then David sticks with both pairs in spirit and via his child with Katchoo... and no, Freddie does not end up with anybody, [[TheChewToy he ends up alone]]. [[AssholeVictim Deservedley]].

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\n* In ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', this is implied between the three main characters, Emp, Emp + Thug Boy and + Ninjette. Emp and Thug Boy are in a very happy relationship with Ninjette as Emp's best friend. But not only are Thug Boy and Ninjette attracted to each other (he even accidently felt her up when the three of them were sharing a bed after Ninjette underwent a traumatic experience), but it's implied that Ninjette is attracted to Emp, and Emp has described herself as a "three drink bisexual." The possibility is even acknowledged during a conversation between Ninjette and [[EldritchAbomination The Caged]] [[SealedEvilInACan Demonwolf]], though Ninjette refuses to divulge her fantasies. Sometimes it's subtle, sometimes it's ''incredibly'' unsubtle.
* ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' has [[GirlNextDoor Francine]], [[DoggedNiceGuy David]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Katchoo]], [[TheDitz Cas]][[TheMole ey]], [[{{Jerkass}} Freddie]] and even [[{{Badass}} Tambi]] all alternate between being friends, enemies, sexual partners and various places in between, and also rotate living with each other as one or more of those options. Eventually they all (well, most) decide for Katchoo, Casey and David to form a sexual relationship in order to produce a child, comfort David in his final days, and because they all do love each other, even though Katchoo only ''really'' loves Francine, David only ''really'' loves Katchoo, and who Casey ''really'' loves is more complicated than even the reader thinks at the time (yes, [[UpToEleven it is more complicated than what you just read]]). Once [[MurderTheHypotenuse David dies]] the series settles down into Katchoo-Francine and Casey-Tambi (!?!?!?!?!?), though even then David sticks with both pairs in spirit and via his child with Katchoo... Katchoo… and no, Freddie does not end up with anybody, [[TheChewToy he ends up alone]]. [[AssholeVictim Deservedley]].Deservedly.]]



* In ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'', Shinji and Asuka are a couple and they're ridiculously devoted to each other... but Rei is very close to them. ''Extremely'' close. They spend most of their free time together, she's confessed that she loves them both, they go berserker if someone hurts her... It's not canon because the author vetoed it, but he admitted that the subtext is clear and obvious.

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* In ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'', Shinji and Asuka are a couple and they're ridiculously devoted to each other... other… but Rei is very close to them. ''Extremely'' close. They spend most of their free time together, she's confessed that she loves them both, they go berserker if someone hurts her... her… It's not canon because the author vetoed it, but he admitted that the subtext is clear and obvious.




* Johnny, Lisa, and Denny from ''Film/TheRoom''

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\n* Johnny, Lisa, and Johnny + Lisa + Denny from ''Film/TheRoom''



* Ben, Chon and O in ''{{Film/Savages}}''.
* Sort of the whole idea of Jim/Plato/Judy in ''Film/RebelWithoutACause''--they're sort of a weird blend of a threesome and a family unit.

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* Ben, Ben + Chon and + O in ''{{Film/Savages}}''.
* Sort of the whole idea of Jim/Plato/Judy Jim + Plato + Judy in ''Film/RebelWithoutACause''--they're sort of a weird blend of a threesome and a family unit.



* There's definitely some kind of vibe going on between Sophie, Nathan and Stingo in ''Film/SophiesChoice''
* ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'': Butch/Sundance/Etta is just this side of canon.

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* There's definitely some kind of vibe going on between Sophie, Sophie + Nathan and + Stingo in ''Film/SophiesChoice''
* ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'': Butch/Sundance/Etta Butch + Sundance + Etta is just this side of canon.



* ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'' has some rather heavy subtext between Sinbad/Marina/Proteus. While Proteus/Marina and Sinbad/Marina are both canonical, the two men bear no jealousy towards each other. Proteus blindly trusts Sinbad to save his life, and they spend a lot of time embracing and staring into each other's eyes. Really, the only reason Proteus couldn't follow them to sea was because of his duties.
* Tom, George, and Gilda in ''Film/DesignForLiving''. They all three sure do like each other a lot. Gilda dates them both. Tom comments on how he "loved you both". Gilda is pretty clearly going to be having sex with both of them, as indicated by the CallBack to the "gentleman's agreement" line. And they are all three clasping hands as the film ends.
* [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller]] is terrified of the idea of being separated from his girlfriend Sloane... [[HoYay and his best friend Cameron, who he is very dedicated to]]. As for Cameron and Sloane, there's some chemistry between them.

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* ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'' has some rather heavy subtext between Sinbad/Marina/Proteus. Sinbad + Marina + Proteus. While Proteus/Marina Proteus + Marina and Sinbad/Marina Sinbad + Marina are both canonical, the two men bear no jealousy towards each other. Proteus blindly trusts Sinbad to save his life, and they spend a lot of time embracing and staring into each other's eyes. Really, the only reason Proteus couldn't follow them to sea was because of his duties.
* Tom, George, and Gilda in ''Film/DesignForLiving''.''Film/DesignForLiving'': Tom + George + Gilda. They all three sure do like each other a lot. Gilda dates them both. Tom comments on how he "loved you both". Gilda is pretty clearly going to be having sex with both of them, as indicated by the CallBack to the "gentleman's agreement" line. And they are all three clasping hands as the film ends.
* [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller]] is terrified of the idea of being separated from his girlfriend Sloane... Sloane… [[HoYay and his best friend Cameron, who he is very dedicated to]]. As for Cameron and Sloane, there's some chemistry between them.



* Since Troy Denning started writing the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, he's put a lot of this between Jaina, Zekk, and Jag. When Zekk and Jaina are part of a hive mind, Zekk finds Jag attractive. Then in ''Invincible'', after one fight, Jaina invites both of them to bed with her at the same time.

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* Since Troy Denning started writing the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, he's put a lot of this between Jaina, Zekk, and Jaina + Zekk + Jag. When Zekk and Jaina are part of a hive mind, Zekk finds Jag attractive. Then in ''Invincible'', after one fight, Jaina invites both of them to bed with her at the same time.



* [=Arthur/Lancelot/Guinevere=] in ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing''. Canonically, it's a LoveTriangle, but the text makes it explicit that all three of the individuals involved love each other in some fashion.

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* [=Arthur/Lancelot/Guinevere=] in ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing''.''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing'': Arthur + Lancelot + Guinevere. Canonically, it's a LoveTriangle, but the text makes it explicit that all three of the individuals involved love each other in some fashion.



* The ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' {{novelization}} does everything but outright state that Padme/Anakin/Obi-Wan is canon. Anakin and Padme are explicitly married while Anakin and Obi-Wan have stupendous HoYay, the narration stating that they're "closer than brothers, closer than lovers", and Palpatine stating that Anakin isn't choosing between the Jedi and the Sith, but choosing which one of them he loves more. And Obi-Wan and Padme themselves get a brief scene that shows them to be very friendly, despite Obi-Wan's dislike of politicians and Padme's distrust of anyone who isn't Anakin.
* ''Literature/SwordAtSunset'''s [[KingArthur Artos]], Bedwyr, and Guenhumara are happy as a close trio but screw up their one-on-one relationships: Artos and Guenhumara's marriage is irreparably flawed, Bedwyr and Guenhumara are unhappy in their betrayal of Artos, and Artos and Bedwyr are jealous of Guenhumara but also love each other more than they can acceptably express.
* In the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' duology, there's lots of HoYay between Ward and Oreg. (Among other things, they share a magical bond). Ward is fascinated by a noblewoman, but after a while he can't stand her jokes about his allegedly stupid-looking eyes anymore, and catches up with Oreg (they're all traveling somewhere at the time), and tells him that the lady apparently doesn't like his eyelashes... to which Oreg responds by fluttering his own eyelashes and saying "I'm sure she will like mine, they're prettier", and goes to keep her company. [[spoiler: The lady, Tisala, becomes Ward's official love interest later on.]]

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* The ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' {{novelization}} does everything but outright state that Padme/Anakin/Obi-Wan Padme + Anakin + Obi-Wan is canon. Anakin and Padme are explicitly married while Anakin and Obi-Wan have stupendous HoYay, the narration stating that they're "closer than brothers, closer than lovers", and Palpatine stating that Anakin isn't choosing between the Jedi and the Sith, but choosing which one of them he loves more. And Obi-Wan and Padme themselves get a brief scene that shows them to be very friendly, despite Obi-Wan's dislike of politicians and Padme's distrust of anyone who isn't Anakin.
* ''Literature/SwordAtSunset'''s [[KingArthur Artos]], Bedwyr, and Artos]] + Bedwyr + Guenhumara are happy as a close trio but screw up their one-on-one relationships: Artos and Guenhumara's marriage is irreparably flawed, Bedwyr and Guenhumara are unhappy in their betrayal of Artos, and Artos and Bedwyr are jealous of Guenhumara but also love each other more than they can acceptably express.
* In the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' duology, there's lots of HoYay between Ward and Oreg. (Among other things, they share a magical bond). Ward is fascinated by a noblewoman, but after a while he can't stand her jokes about his allegedly stupid-looking eyes anymore, and catches up with Oreg (they're all traveling somewhere at the time), and tells him that the lady apparently doesn't like his eyelashes... eyelashes… to which Oreg responds by fluttering his own eyelashes and saying saying, "I'm sure she will like mine, they're prettier", and goes to keep her company. [[spoiler: The lady, Tisala, becomes Ward's official love interest later on.]]



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** It's just one episode, but Eleven + Amy + [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor Vincent]] is pretty strongly hinted, since Vincent has strong chemistry with both the Doctor and Amy, to the point of the three lying in the grass stargazing, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments all holding hands.]] What with the Doctor's ginger fetish and Vincent asking Amy to [[spoiler:marry him]], things might have ended very differently had there been no Rory.

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** It's just one episode, but Eleven + Amy + [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor Vincent]] is pretty strongly hinted, since Vincent has strong chemistry with both the Doctor and Amy, to the point of the three lying in the grass stargazing, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments all holding hands.]] hands]]. What with the Doctor's ginger fetish and Vincent asking Amy to [[spoiler:marry him]], things might have ended very differently had there been no Rory.



** In the second season, Angelus/Spike/Drusilla is all but canon. Both the guys lust after her but also have massive FoeYay with each other. There is an infamous line in later seasons where Spike claims to have not been intimate with Angelus except for "that one time" ([[WordOfGod implications confirmed]] by Creator/JossWhedon himself) which probably happened when Spike was still with Dru. And, of course, when Angelus first shows up (after being de-souled) he kisses Spike passionately on the forehead, prompting Drusilla to gleefully squeal "We're a family again!" Was that even supposed to be subtext?
** Before Spike came along, Angel, Darla, and Drusilla traveled together for quite a while...

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** In the second season, Angelus/Spike/Drusilla Angelus + Spike + Drusilla is all but canon. Both the guys lust after her but also have massive FoeYay with each other. There is an infamous line in later seasons where Spike claims to have not been intimate with Angelus except for "that one time" ([[WordOfGod implications confirmed]] by Creator/JossWhedon himself) which probably happened when Spike was still with Dru. And, of course, when Angelus first shows up (after being de-souled) he kisses Spike passionately on the forehead, prompting Drusilla to gleefully squeal "We're a family again!" Was that even supposed to be subtext?
** Before Spike came along, Angel, Darla, and Angel + Darla + Drusilla traveled together for quite a while...while…



** There's Buffy/Angel/Faith, with Faith having close bonds and chemistry with both Buffy and Angel.
* The joyful Abby/Becker/Connor reunion hug in the ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' series 4 opener is bookended near the end of the series 5 finale: [[spoiler:Our heroes walking off into the sunset: Matt/Emily in their own tight little pair, followed by our trio: Abby with an arm around Becker's waist, and holding hands with Connor. Becker also has an arm around Abby, and at the last second, he reaches over to put it around Connor, too. Awwww.]] Made all the more amusing by the fact that Becker once refused to answer a direct question about his orientation.
* Happens a ''lot'' in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', in almost every permutation of the the five main characters, but most often and explicitly Ted/Marshall/Lily, where Ted is treated like an extra spouse in many, many gags. Marshall and Lily even once say "If we get married, we have to marry Ted!", when Lily gets pregnant, Ted keeps referring to it as "our" baby, and a montage in one episodes features Ted as the third factor in various famous couples (eg. Disney/LadyAndTheTramp and the Bowl Of Spaghetti).

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** There's Buffy/Angel/Faith, Buffy + Angel + Faith, with Faith having close bonds and chemistry with both Buffy and Angel.
* The joyful Abby/Becker/Connor Abby + Becker + Connor reunion hug in the ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' series 4 opener is bookended near the end of the series 5 finale: [[spoiler:Our heroes walking off into the sunset: Matt/Emily in their own tight little pair, followed by our trio: Abby with an arm around Becker's waist, and holding hands with Connor. Becker also has an arm around Abby, and at the last second, he reaches over to put it around Connor, too. Awwww.]] Made all the more amusing by the fact that Becker once refused to answer a direct question about his orientation.
* Happens a ''lot'' in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', in almost every permutation of the the five main characters, but most often and explicitly Ted/Marshall/Lily, Ted + Marshall + Lily, where Ted is treated like an extra spouse in many, many gags. Marshall and Lily even once say "If we get married, we have to marry Ted!", when Lily gets pregnant, Ted keeps referring to it as "our" baby, and a montage in one episodes features Ted as the third factor in various famous couples (eg. Disney/LadyAndTheTramp and [[Disney/LadyAndTheTramp Lady + the Tramp]] + the Bowl Of Spaghetti).



** Happens between Cory, Shawn and Topanga:

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** Happens between Cory, Cory + Shawn and + Topanga:



** Revisited in [[Series/GirlMeetsWorld the sequel]] when Shawn shows up for the Christmas episode. He greets Topanga as "Mrs Cory" and she greets him as "Mr. Cory". Also there is a good deal of this between Farkle, Riley and Maya. At their first dance he dances with both of them simultaneously and in another episode after competing with each other over him they essentially both go out with him.

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** Revisited in [[Series/GirlMeetsWorld the sequel]] when Shawn shows up for the Christmas episode. He greets Topanga as "Mrs Cory" and she greets him as "Mr. Cory". Also there is a good deal of this between Farkle, Farkle + Riley and + Maya. At their first dance he dances with both of them simultaneously and in another episode after competing with each other over him they essentially both go out with him.



* In ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'', Holly J starts dating a boy named Declan. Unfortunately, Declan's sister, Fiona, is very... possessive of him, and constantly tries to sabotage their relationship. One especially blatant attempt at this ends with Fiona kissing Declan. ''Voluntarily.'' This wouldn't count as an example of the trope, except for the part in the next season where Fiona goes through character development, realizes she is bisexual, and kisses Holly J. Again, voluntarily. And Holly implies she is still in love with Declan, who, before their breakup, told both girls they had to make up because he wanted to spend the summer with both of them. Ahh, soap operas.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' features this somewhat with Hardison/Eliot/Parker. It's not like they weren't already teased like crazy, but in the series Grand Finale, [[spoiler:they died holding hands. Faked, of course, since Nate is a lying bastard of a narrator. However, when Nate and Sophie leave at the end of the episode, Parker, Hardison and Eliot go on by themselves]]. It's implied at least twice that the relationship between the three of them is meant to be permanent. [[spoiler:When Sophie asks Eliot about his future he states that he wanted to open his own restaurant but now he's going to get stuck making sure Hardison's doesn't go out of business. In the finale when Sophie asks him to protect them, he says 'until my dying day'.]]
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'': Allison and Nathan used to be married, Jack and Allison have had {{UST}} since the very first episode and were married in an alternate universe, and Jack and Nathan have epic FoeYay. [[spoiler:[[KilledOffForReal Nathan's death]] seems to have merely spawned a host of resurrection fics, rather than stop the shipping]]. Nathan spent twelve hours in-canon [[WillTheyOrWontThey analyzing Allison and Jack's relationship]], tormenting Jack with his and Allison's romantic past, [[MrFanservice walking around without a shirt on]], and implying the [[DoubleEntendre size of the...]] ''shoes'' that Jack must fill. In turn, Jack had quite a few [[YoureJustJealous jealous]] and StupidSexyFlanders moments, but slipped in there, "Still. It's really great seeing you again", implying that they're not all 'Foe' on the [[HoYay 'Yay']].
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' plays up Damon/Elena/Stefan in promo pictures, which frequently portray the situation as less "I'm dating a vampire, and have a certain amount of sexual tension with his brother, which makes things a bit awkward" and more "Yeah, I'm totally doing them both, probably at the same time." [[http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/news/00026467.jpg This?]] Not happening.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': Merlin, Arthur and Gwen are destined to rule Camelot together, a dream sequence showed Arthur crowning Guinevere Queen of Camelot whilst Merlin watches with a look of abject adoration on his face (most of their scenes together involve them staring at each other lovingly), and oh look, Gwen and Arthur have gone on a private outing to celebrate their anniversary. Wait, is that ...? Yes, they brought Merlin along on their anniversary date. Clearly, he's also married to them both.
* JD/Turk/Carla in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', what with JD and Turk's outrageous HoYay and JD and Carla's closeness (and AccidentalKiss that one time). It's almost adressed in the show itself by Carla: when Turk is about to ask JD to be his best man at their wedding, JD somehow gets the idea they're about to suggest a threesome. His InnerMonologue doesn't sound too averse to the idea.
-->"Oh my god, ''would'' I have a threesome with Turk and Carla? Well, it's certainly flattering and I don't think they'd tell anyone..."
* ''Series/LostGirl'' has Bo address the possibility of [[WolfMan Dyson]]/[[HornyDevils Bo]]/[[HospitalHottie Lauren]].
-->'''Bo''': We've never done this before, huh? Just the three of us. Like a threesome. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not that I've thought about it that way or anything]].

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* In ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'', Holly J starts dating a boy named Declan. Unfortunately, Declan's sister, Fiona, is very... very… possessive of him, and constantly tries to sabotage their relationship. One especially blatant attempt at this ends with Fiona kissing Declan. ''Voluntarily.'' This wouldn't count as an example of the trope, except for the part in the next season where Fiona goes through character development, realizes she is bisexual, and kisses Holly J. Again, voluntarily. And Holly implies she is still in love with Declan, who, before their breakup, told both girls they had to make up because he wanted to spend the summer with both of them. Ahh, soap operas.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' features this somewhat with Hardison/Eliot/Parker.Hardison + Eliot + Parker. It's not like they weren't already teased like crazy, but in the series Grand Finale, [[spoiler:they died holding hands. Faked, of course, since Nate is a lying bastard of a narrator. However, when Nate and Sophie leave at the end of the episode, Parker, Hardison and Eliot go on by themselves]]. It's implied at least twice that the relationship between the three of them is meant to be permanent. [[spoiler:When Sophie asks Eliot about his future he states that he wanted to open his own restaurant but now he's going to get stuck making sure Hardison's doesn't go out of business. In the finale when Sophie asks him to protect them, he says 'until my dying day'.]]
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'': Allison and Nathan used to be married, Jack and Allison have had {{UST}} since the very first episode and were married in an alternate universe, and Jack and Nathan have epic FoeYay. [[spoiler:[[KilledOffForReal Nathan's death]] seems to have merely spawned a host of resurrection fics, rather than stop the shipping]]. Nathan spent twelve hours in-canon [[WillTheyOrWontThey analyzing Allison and Jack's relationship]], tormenting Jack with his and Allison's romantic past, [[MrFanservice walking around without a shirt on]], and implying the [[DoubleEntendre size of the...]] the]]… ''shoes'' that Jack must fill. In turn, Jack had quite a few [[YoureJustJealous jealous]] and StupidSexyFlanders moments, but slipped in there, "Still. It's really great seeing you again", implying that they're not all 'Foe' on the [[HoYay 'Yay']].
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' plays up Damon/Elena/Stefan Damon + Elena + Stefan in promo pictures, which frequently portray the situation as less "I'm dating a vampire, and have a certain amount of sexual tension with his brother, which makes things a bit awkward" and more "Yeah, I'm totally doing them both, probably at the same time." [[http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/news/00026467.jpg This?]] Not happening.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': Merlin, Merlin + Arthur and + Gwen are destined to rule Camelot together, a together. Merlin and Arthur are the FanPreferredCouple; Arthur and Gwen are the OfficialCouple; Merlin and Gwen were {{Ship Tease}}d and are BirdsOfAFeather PlatonicLifePartners with BigBrotherInstinct toward each other. A dream sequence showed Arthur crowning Guinevere Queen of Camelot whilst Merlin watches with a look of abject adoration on his face (most of their scenes together involve them staring at each other lovingly), and oh look, Gwen and Arthur have gone on a private outing to celebrate their anniversary. Wait, is that ...? that…? Yes, they brought Merlin along on their anniversary date. Clearly, he's also married to them both.
* JD/Turk/Carla in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': JD + Turk + Carla, what with JD and Turk's outrageous HoYay and JD and Carla's closeness (and AccidentalKiss that one time). It's almost adressed in the show itself by Carla: when Turk is about to ask JD to be his best man at their wedding, JD somehow gets the idea they're about to suggest a threesome. His InnerMonologue doesn't sound too averse to the idea.
-->"Oh -->'''JD's Inner Monologue:''' Oh my god, ''would'' I have a threesome with Turk and Carla? Well, it's certainly flattering and I don't think they'd tell anyone..."
anyone…
* ''Series/LostGirl'' has Bo address the possibility of features a LoveTriangle between [[HornyDevils Bo]], [[HospitalHottie Lauren]], and [[WolfMan Dyson]]/[[HornyDevils Bo]]/[[HospitalHottie Lauren]].
Dyson]] that veers toward this. Given Bo's status as an EthicalSlut, they're not unaware of it. ''Especially'' after Dyson and Lauren become close. One time, Lauren points out Bo to Dyson so they can [[EatingTheEyeCandy Eat the Eye Candy]] together.
-->'''Bo''': We've never done this before, huh? Just the three of us. Like a threesome. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not that I've thought about it that way or anything]].anything.]]



--> '''Bobby:''' One is lonely and two is boring/Think what you can keep ignoring/Side... by side... by side...
* Claude/Berger/Sheila ''Theatre/{{Hair}}'', leading to a three-way embrace.

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--> '''Bobby:''' One is lonely and two is boring/Think boring\\
Think
what you can keep ignoring/Side... ignoring\\
Side…
by side... side… by side...
side…
* Claude/Berger/Sheila ''Theatre/{{Hair}}'', ''Theatre/{{Hair}}'': Claude + Berger + Sheila, leading to a three-way embrace.



* ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' has a lot of subtext for Portia/Bassanio/Antonio. Usually in performance the implication is that Antonio is getting left out in the cold, but the odd production has run with these implications in staging the ending.

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* ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' has a lot of subtext for Portia/Bassanio/Antonio.Portia + Bassanio + Antonio. Usually in performance the implication is that Antonio is getting left out in the cold, but the odd production has run with these implications in staging the ending.



* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' has so much of this between Vyse, Aika and Fina in-universe that ShipToShipCombat among the three of them in fandom is nearly nonexistent. One of their boss fight opponents remarks on it!
* ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' has Laharl/Flonne/Etna. Each one has incredible chemistry with the other two, and it's so obvious it hurts. Lampshaded when Laharl pretends to be Mao's father in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|Absence of Justice}}'', and Etna and Flonne have some trouble over just who's supposed to be the mother.

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* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' has so much of this between Vyse, Vyse + Aika and + Fina in-universe that ShipToShipCombat among the three of them in fandom is nearly nonexistent. One of their boss fight opponents remarks on it!
* ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' has Laharl/Flonne/Etna.Laharl + Flonne + Etna. Each one has incredible chemistry with the other two, and it's so obvious it hurts. Lampshaded when Laharl pretends to be Mao's father in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|Absence of Justice}}'', and Etna and Flonne have some trouble over just who's supposed to be the mother.



* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Sora/Riku/Kairi. Sora/Kairi is [[ImpliedLoveInterest (probably)]] the OfficialCouple and the first game strongly implied that Riku also had a crush on Kairi (jury's out on whether he still feels this way about her, and if she has ever felt that way about him at all), while [[BashBrothers Sora/Riku]] spend a lot of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' and ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' being pretty darn [[HoYay hoyaytastic]] to each other. When it comes to the dynamics of the three of them together, Kairi comments to Riku in ''Kingdom Hearts 2'' that Sora is completely hopeless without them and holds Sora and Riku's hands between her own [[spoiler:in order to let Sora see that what looks like Ansem Seeker of Darkness is, in fact, actually Riku]]. The opening FMV of ''Kingdom Hearts 2'' briefly shows a scene of the three of them lying on a beach together, [[IntertwinedFingers holding hands]].

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Sora/Riku/Kairi.Sora + Riku + Kairi. Sora/Kairi is [[ImpliedLoveInterest (probably)]] the OfficialCouple and the first game strongly implied that Riku also had a crush on Kairi (jury's out on whether he still feels this way about her, and if she has ever felt that way about him at all), while [[BashBrothers Sora/Riku]] spend a lot of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' and ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' being pretty darn [[HoYay hoyaytastic]] to each other. When it comes to the dynamics of the three of them together, Kairi comments to Riku in ''Kingdom Hearts 2'' that Sora is completely hopeless without them and holds Sora and Riku's hands between her own [[spoiler:in order to let Sora see that what looks like Ansem Seeker of Darkness is, in fact, actually Riku]]. The opening FMV of ''Kingdom Hearts 2'' briefly shows a scene of the three of them lying on a beach together, [[IntertwinedFingers holding hands]].



** ''[[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.
** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Eirika/Ephraim/Lyon]] is practically canon, or at least it would have been had it not been for, well, [[LoveMakesYouEvil you know...]]

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** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', possibly. Seliph and Princess Julia will rule Bahara together... 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; 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/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Eirika/Ephraim/Lyon]] Eirika + Ephraim + Lyon]] is practically canon, or at least it would have been had it not been for, well, [[LoveMakesYouEvil you know...]]know…]]



* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has Hawke/Merrill/Isabela if Hawke sleeps with Isabela and later romances Merrill. Despite having several hints of UnresolvedSexualTension towards Hawke herself, Isabela nonetheless wants them both to be happy and threatens a world of hurt on Hawke if they should break Merrill's heart. Her sister-like bond with Merrill has her CorruptTheCutie, teaching her how to do body shots and giving her advice to spice up things in the bedroom.
* 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.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has Hawke/Merrill/Isabela Hawke + Merrill + Isabela if Hawke sleeps with Isabela and later romances Merrill. Despite having several hints of UnresolvedSexualTension towards Hawke herself, Isabela nonetheless wants them both to be happy and threatens a world of hurt on Hawke if they should break Merrill's heart. Her sister-like bond with Merrill has her CorruptTheCutie, teaching her how to do body shots and giving her advice to spice up things in the bedroom.
* 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... home… and there's a good chance they'll do that while sitting in your bedroom and eating together.



* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition,'' with 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,'' with York/Zach/Emily.''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.]]



* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' has support for both Shiki/Arcueid/Ciel and [[TwinThreesomeFantasy Shiki/Hisui/Kohaku]]. First in Ciel ''Good End'' where Arcueid and Ciel effectively and [[ClingyJealousGirl begrudgingly]] "share" Shiki, and there is much teased at, but unconfirmed [[FoeYay attraction]] [[LesYay between]] [[VitriolicBestBuds them]]. Second is the main theme of Kagetsu Tohya's sidestory ''Flower of Thanatos'' in which Shiki together with humble serving Hisui and Kohaku live in the isolated Tohno Mansion, where Shiki can practically do with both maids whatever he wants, and Kohaku is very [[{{Twincest}} enthusiastic]] when they both [[ThreeWaySex serve him]] at the same time [[spoiler:(including [[SexSlave sexual desires, or periodic rapes]]) although [[GroundhogDayLoop it's not so simple as it seems]] and [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Shiki begins to have regrets]].]]
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'': You might have the ability to choose to date either Mai or Sayuri, but Yuuichi/Mai/Sayuri is possible. Although she and Yuuichi get the most focus, it's made very, very clear that every relationship in that triangle is full of love and care, the three of them spend a ''lot'' of time time all together, and one of the most romantic moments comes when Yuuichi promises Mai that they'll all live together and imagines an extended sequences of the three being ridiculously domestic and cute together.

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' has support for both Shiki/Arcueid/Ciel Shiki + Arcueid + Ciel and [[TwinThreesomeFantasy Shiki/Hisui/Kohaku]].Shiki + Hisui + Kohaku]]. First in Ciel ''Good End'' where Arcueid and Ciel effectively and [[ClingyJealousGirl begrudgingly]] "share" Shiki, and there is much teased at, but unconfirmed [[FoeYay attraction]] [[LesYay between]] [[VitriolicBestBuds them]]. Second is the main theme of Kagetsu Tohya's sidestory ''Flower of Thanatos'' in which Shiki together with humble serving Hisui and Kohaku live in the isolated Tohno Mansion, where Shiki can practically do with both maids whatever he wants, and Kohaku is very [[{{Twincest}} enthusiastic]] when they both [[ThreeWaySex serve him]] at the same time [[spoiler:(including [[SexSlave sexual desires, or periodic rapes]]) although [[GroundhogDayLoop it's not so simple as it seems]] and [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Shiki begins to have regrets]].]]
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'': You might have the ability to choose to date either Mai or Sayuri, but Yuuichi/Mai/Sayuri Yuuichi + Mai + Sayuri is possible. Although she and Yuuichi get the most focus, it's made very, very clear that every relationship in that triangle is full of love and care, the three of them spend a ''lot'' of time time all together, and one of the most romantic moments comes when Yuuichi promises Mai that they'll all live together and imagines an extended sequences of the three being ridiculously domestic and cute together.



* Jordan, Vinnie and Rabbit from ''{{Webcomic/Skins}}''. The three of them are shown to be very close. This [[http://lj-phillips.deviantart.com/art/Under-My-Skin-Interlude-3-Stuck-In-The-Middle-377911277 strip]] shows that emotionally, if not sexually, their relationship is like a three-way marriage.

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* Jordan, ''{{Webcomic/Skins}}'': Jordan + Vinnie and Rabbit from ''{{Webcomic/Skins}}''.+ Rabbit. The three of them are shown to be very close. This [[http://lj-phillips.deviantart.com/art/Under-My-Skin-Interlude-3-Stuck-In-The-Middle-377911277 strip]] shows that emotionally, if not sexually, their relationship is like a three-way marriage.



** Snadhya'rune x Mel'arnach x Zhor is canon, but Snadhya and Zhor are not romantic toward each other, they both know about the other side of the triangle and are happy for Mel. Even more so after chapter 44, where Snadhya [[spoiler:pays for Zhor to be restored to his original dark elf body]]--suggested to be a ''prohibitively'' expensive procedure--as a "gift" to Mel, though knowing [[ManipulativeBitch Snadhya]] there may be a nefarious purpose behind this.

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** Snadhya'rune x + Mel'arnach x + Zhor is canon, but Snadhya and Zhor are not romantic toward each other, they both know about the other side of the triangle and are happy for Mel. Even more so after chapter 44, where Snadhya [[spoiler:pays for Zhor to be restored to his original dark elf body]]--suggested to be a ''prohibitively'' expensive procedure--as a "gift" to Mel, though knowing [[ManipulativeBitch Snadhya]] there may be a nefarious purpose behind this.
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-> I think the three of us could be very happy together.

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-> I ->''"I think the three of us could be very happy together."''



ThreeWaySex and {{Polyamory}} are the canonical version of this. TwinThreesomeFantasy is related. Compare OneTrueThreesome, the ShippingGoggles-induced counterpart. See also HomoeroticSubtext and IncestSubtext.

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ThreeWaySex and {{Polyamory}} are the canonical version of this. TwinThreesomeFantasy is related. Compare OneTrueThreesome, the ShippingGoggles-induced counterpart. See also For other socially unacceptable subtext, see HomoeroticSubtext and IncestSubtext.
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-> I think the three of us could be very happy together.
-->-- '''Shawn''', about himself, '''Cory''', and '''Topanga''', ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld''



** Rory/Amy/The Doctor have a lot. Amy has on occasion called them "her boys," and they don't disagree. Amy is in love with Rory but obsessed with the Doctor and wants to fit them both into her love life somehow. The Doctor consciously represses his attraction to Amy (cf. "Amy's Choice"), but quickly grows to really like Rory with ''heaps and heaps'' of HoYay. Rory is [[SingleTargetSexuality completely Amy-sexual]], though.

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** Rory/Amy/The Doctor Rory + Amy + Eleven have a lot. Amy has on occasion called them "her boys," and they don't disagree. Amy is in love with Rory but obsessed with the Doctor and wants to fit them both into her love life somehow. The Doctor consciously represses his attraction to Amy (cf. "Amy's Choice"), but quickly grows to really like Rory with ''heaps and heaps'' of HoYay. Rory is [[SingleTargetSexuality completely Amy-sexual]], though.



** Blink and you'll miss it but there's the possibility for Ten/Martha/Shakespeare in "The Shakespeare Code", as the good Bard openly flirts with both of them.
** It's just one episode, but Eleven/Amy/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor Vincent]] is pretty strongly hinted, since Vincent has strong chemistry with both the Doctor and Amy, to the point of the three lying in the grass stargazing, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments all holding hands.]] What with the Doctor's ginger fetish and Vincent asking Amy to [[spoiler:marry him]], things might have ended very differently had there been no Rory.

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** Blink and you'll miss it but there's the possibility for Ten/Martha/Shakespeare Ten + Martha + Shakespeare in "The Shakespeare Code", as the good Bard openly flirts with both of them.
** It's just one episode, but Eleven/Amy/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor Eleven + Amy + [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor Vincent]] is pretty strongly hinted, since Vincent has strong chemistry with both the Doctor and Amy, to the point of the three lying in the grass stargazing, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments all holding hands.]] What with the Doctor's ginger fetish and Vincent asking Amy to [[spoiler:marry him]], things might have ended very differently had there been no Rory.
17th Apr '16 8:18:32 PM Eievie
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Subtextual implications in the story, about the possibility of a shared romantic and/or sexual relationship between three characters. This can involve an OfficialCouple (or [[ImpliedLoveInterest as close to]] [[PlatonicLifePartners an official couple]] [[HeterosexualLifePartners as you can get]]) and their best friend, the participants in a LoveTriangle ([[LoveDodecahedron or more]]) being far more friendly than you'd expect, a PowerTrio with a close emotional bond, or just any trio of characters that, by the nature of their relationship and/or the plot, spend an awful lot of time around each other.

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Subtextual implications in the story, about the possibility of a shared romantic [[{{Polyamory}} romantic]] and/or sexual [[ThreeWaySex sexual]] relationship between three characters. This can involve an OfficialCouple (or [[ImpliedLoveInterest as close to]] [[PlatonicLifePartners an official couple]] [[HeterosexualLifePartners as you can get]]) and their best friend, the participants in a LoveTriangle ([[LoveDodecahedron or more]]) being far more friendly than you'd expect, a PowerTrio with a close emotional bond, or just any trio of characters that, by the nature of their relationship and/or the plot, spend an awful lot of time around each other.



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* [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller]] is terrified of the idea of being separated from his girlfriend Sloane...[[HoYay and his best friend Cameron, who he is very dedicated too.]] as for Cameron and Sloane, there's some chemistry between them.

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* [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff Ferris Bueller]] is terrified of the idea of being separated from his girlfriend Sloane... [[HoYay and his best friend Cameron, who he is very dedicated too.]] as to]]. As for Cameron and Sloane, there's some chemistry between them.






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** Rory/Amy/The Doctor have a lot. Amy has on occasion called them "her boys," and they don't disagree. Amy is in love with Rory but obsessed with the Doctor and wants to fit them both into her love life somehow, and the Doctor consciously represses his attraction to Amy (cf. "Amy's Choice"), but quickly grows to really like Rory with ''heaps and heaps'' of HoYay. Rory is [[SingleTargetSexuality completely Amy-sexual]], though.

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** Rory/Amy/The Doctor have a lot. Amy has on occasion called them "her boys," and they don't disagree. Amy is in love with Rory but obsessed with the Doctor and wants to fit them both into her love life somehow, and the somehow. The Doctor consciously represses his attraction to Amy (cf. "Amy's Choice"), but quickly grows to really like Rory with ''heaps and heaps'' of HoYay. Rory is [[SingleTargetSexuality completely Amy-sexual]], though.



* In ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'', Holly J starts dating a boy named Declan. Unfortunately, Declan's sister, Fiona, is very...possessive of him, and constantly tries to sabotage their relationship. One especially blatant attempt at this ends with Fiona kissing Declan. ''Voluntarily.'' This wouldn't count as an example of the trope, except for the part in the next season where Fiona goes through character development, realizes she is bisexual, and kisses Holly J. Again, voluntarily. And Holly implies she is still in love with Declan, who, before their breakup, told both girls they had to make up because he wanted to spend the summer with both of them. Ahh, soap operas.

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* In ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'', Holly J starts dating a boy named Declan. Unfortunately, Declan's sister, Fiona, is very... possessive of him, and constantly tries to sabotage their relationship. One especially blatant attempt at this ends with Fiona kissing Declan. ''Voluntarily.'' This wouldn't count as an example of the trope, except for the part in the next season where Fiona goes through character development, realizes she is bisexual, and kisses Holly J. Again, voluntarily. And Holly implies she is still in love with Declan, who, before their breakup, told both girls they had to make up because he wanted to spend the summer with both of them. Ahh, soap operas.



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--> '''Bobby:''' One is lonely and two is boring/Think what you can keep ignoring/Side...by side...by side...

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--> '''Bobby:''' One is lonely and two is boring/Think what you can keep ignoring/Side... by side... by side...by side...



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** Some Sarah/Grace/Tedd subtext starts cropping up when Sarah becomes Tedd's lab assistant. Tedd has a (brief) ImagineSpot of all three of them in sexy outfits, Tedd gave Sarah clone forms of himself with the explicit understanding that she could do whatever she wanted with them, and Sarah is the only person other than Grace who has shown to be able to call him "Teddy" and get away with it. Plus, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1724 after Grace learns of]] [[spoiler:Elliot and Sarah's amicable breakup]], she feels the need to reassure herself by clinging to Tedd ... ''and'' Sarah.

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** Some Sarah/Grace/Tedd subtext starts cropping up when Sarah becomes Tedd's lab assistant. Tedd has a (brief) ImagineSpot of all three of them in sexy outfits, Tedd gave Sarah clone forms of himself with the explicit understanding that she could do whatever she wanted with them, and Sarah is the only person other than Grace who has shown to be able to call him "Teddy" and get away with it. Plus, [[http://www.egscomics.com/index.php?id=1724 after Grace learns of]] [[spoiler:Elliot and Sarah's amicable breakup]], she feels the need to reassure herself by clinging to Tedd ...Tedd... ''and'' Sarah.
5th Apr '16 12:42:33 PM Eievie
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ThreeWaySex and {{Polyamory}} are the textual version of this. TwinThreesomeFantasy is a subtrope. Compare OneTrueThreesome, the ShippingGoggles-induced counterpart. See also HomoeroticSubtext and IncestSubtext.

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ThreeWaySex and {{Polyamory}} are the textual canonical version of this. TwinThreesomeFantasy is a subtrope.related. Compare OneTrueThreesome, the ShippingGoggles-induced counterpart. See also HomoeroticSubtext and IncestSubtext.



** Keitarou/Naru/Mutsumi seems so obvious it hurts. Besides Kei and Naru being the OfficialCouple of that series, Mutsumi was a childhood friend who participated in the infamous promise to get into Tokyo U and in the manga states flat out that she loves (''not'' likes) both characters and wants to see their dream succeed, with Mutsumi kissing both of them. It's clear that Keitaro made a ChildhoodMarriagePromise to both of them (and that they both knew about the "other woman" and were fine with it - although at their age they clearly didn't understand why it was not okay). In chapter 59, Mutsumi flat-out states that she made a promise with Naru, which means that each member of the trio made a promise with both of the other two members. And just to make it weird, Mutsumi made Naru promise to get into Tokyo U because she knew Naru was too young to remember her first promise with Keitaro, a year before that.

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** Keitarou/Naru/Mutsumi seems so obvious it hurts. Besides Kei and Naru being the OfficialCouple of that series, Mutsumi was a childhood friend who participated in the infamous promise to get into Tokyo U and in the manga states flat out that she loves (''not'' likes) both characters and wants to see their dream succeed, with Mutsumi kissing both of them. It's clear that Keitaro made a ChildhoodMarriagePromise to both of them (and that they both knew about the "other woman" and were fine with it - although it--although at their age they clearly didn't understand why it was not okay). In chapter 59, Mutsumi flat-out states that she made a promise with Naru, which means that each member of the trio made a promise with both of the other two members. And just to make it weird, Mutsumi made Naru promise to get into Tokyo U because she knew Naru was too young to remember her first promise with Keitaro, a year before that.



* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' gives us Griffith/[[TroubledButCute Guts]]/[[ActionGirl Casca]], although that could be considered completely canon in some ways -- Casca and Guts are the OfficialCouple, Casca was definitely in love with Griffith earlier in the series, and Griffith has been ''very'' strongly implied to be attracted to Guts, with slightly less (but still present) subtext with Casca. The feelings are there, it's just that canon never gives them a chance to sort them all out before things go ''really'' wrong.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' gives us Griffith/[[TroubledButCute Guts]]/[[ActionGirl Casca]], although that could be considered completely canon in some ways -- Casca ways--Casca and Guts are the OfficialCouple, Casca was definitely in love with Griffith earlier in the series, and Griffith has been ''very'' strongly implied to be attracted to Guts, with slightly less (but still present) subtext with Casca. The feelings are there, it's just that canon never gives them a chance to sort them all out before things go ''really'' wrong.



* 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 versions of [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] and [[Franchise/WonderWoman Diana]] have a son with [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]] as the godfather - and 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.



* 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 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=].



* In the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' duology, there's lots of HoYay between Ward and Oreg. (Among other things, they share a magical bond). Ward is fascinated by a noblewoman, but after a while he can't stand her jokes about his allegedly stupid-looking eyes anymore, and catches up with Oreg (they're all traveling somewhere at the time), and tells him that the lady apparently doesn't like his eyelashes ... to which Oreg responds by fluttering his own eyelashes and saying "I'm sure she will like mine, they're prettier", and goes to keep her company. [[spoiler: The lady, Tisala, becomes Ward's official love interest later on.]]

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* In the ''Literature/{{Hurog}}'' duology, there's lots of HoYay between Ward and Oreg. (Among other things, they share a magical bond). Ward is fascinated by a noblewoman, but after a while he can't stand her jokes about his allegedly stupid-looking eyes anymore, and catches up with Oreg (they're all traveling somewhere at the time), and tells him that the lady apparently doesn't like his eyelashes ...eyelashes... to which Oreg responds by fluttering his own eyelashes and saying "I'm sure she will like mine, they're prettier", and goes to keep her company. [[spoiler: The lady, Tisala, becomes Ward's official love interest later on.]]



** Snadhya'rune x Mel'arnach x Zhor is canon, but Snadhya and Zhor are not romantic toward each other, they both know about the other side of the triangle and are happy for Mel. Even more so after chapter 44, where Snadhya [[spoiler:pays for Zhor to be restored to his original dark elf body]] -- suggested to be a ''prohibitively'' expensive procedure -- as a "gift" to Mel, though knowing [[ManipulativeBitch Snadhya]] there may be a nefarious purpose behind this.

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** Snadhya'rune x Mel'arnach x Zhor is canon, but Snadhya and Zhor are not romantic toward each other, they both know about the other side of the triangle and are happy for Mel. Even more so after chapter 44, where Snadhya [[spoiler:pays for Zhor to be restored to his original dark elf body]] -- suggested body]]--suggested to be a ''prohibitively'' expensive procedure -- as procedure--as a "gift" to Mel, though knowing [[ManipulativeBitch Snadhya]] there may be a nefarious purpose behind this.
28th Mar '16 6:30:47 AM Tron80
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--->'''Honoka:''' Umi-chaaaan!!
--->'''Umi:''' Hey, Honoka!
--->'''Honoka:''' Ehehe. Obviously, I'd be nothing without you, Umi-chan.
--->'''Kotori:''' …that's an odd way to word it, Honoka-chan.
--->'''Umi:''' …oh, my…
--->'''Honoka:''' The three of us together, always and forever! I hope you'll be with me forever and ever!
--->'''Maki:''' This is sounding like a wedding…
--->'''Hanayo:''' Then it'd be a a polygamous one…
--->'''Rin:''' Hanayo and Maki, you two should be my brides too!

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--->'''Honoka:''' Umi-chaaaan!!
--->'''Umi:'''
-->'''Honoka:''' Umi-chaaaan!!\\
'''Umi:'''
Hey, Honoka!
--->'''Honoka:'''
Honoka!\\
'''Honoka:'''
Ehehe. Obviously, I'd be nothing without you, Umi-chan.
--->'''Kotori:'''
Umi-chan.\\
'''Kotori:'''
…that's an odd way to word it, Honoka-chan.
--->'''Umi:'''
Honoka-chan.\\
'''Umi:'''
…oh, my…
--->'''Honoka:'''
my…\\
'''Honoka:'''
The three of us together, always and forever! I hope you'll be with me forever and ever!
--->'''Maki:'''
ever!\\
'''Maki:'''
This is sounding like a wedding…
--->'''Hanayo:'''
wedding…\\
'''Hanayo:'''
Then it'd be a a polygamous one…
--->'''Rin:'''
one…\\
'''Rin:'''
Hanayo and Maki, you two should be my brides too!


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* In ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'', Shinji and Asuka are a couple and they're ridiculously devoted to each other... but Rei is very close to them. ''Extremely'' close. They spend most of their free time together, she's confessed that she loves them both, they go berserker if someone hurts her... It's not canon because the author vetoed it, but he admitted that the subtext is clear and obvious.
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