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20th Aug '17 2:04:55 AM Eievie
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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 — yet — because the author denies it with all his might, 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… 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 — yet — because canon--yet--because the author denies it with all his might, but he admitted that the subtext is clear and obvious.



* 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.

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* The ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' {{novelization}} does everything but outright state that Padme Padmé + Anakin + Obi-Wan is canon. Anakin and Padme Padmé are explicitly married while Anakin and Obi-Wan have stupendous HoYay, the narration stating that they're "closer than brothers, closer than lovers", 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 Padmé themselves get a brief scene that shows them to be very friendly, despite Obi-Wan's dislike of politicians and Padme's Padmé's distrust of anyone who isn't Anakin.



* Being an adaptation of the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics classic example]] (and source of the page image!), it's not surprising that ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' has the subtext for Betty/Archie/Veronica right from the beginning. In the pilot alone, the three attend a dance together, Betty and Veronica kiss, Archie and Veronica kiss, and Betty proclaims her love for Archie. Whew.

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* Being an adaptation of the [[ComicBook/ArchieComics classic example]] (and source of the page image!), it's not surprising that ''Series/{{Riverdale}}'' has the subtext for Betty/Archie/Veronica Betty + Archie + Veronica right from the beginning. In the pilot alone, ''alone'', the three attend a dance together, Betty and Veronica kiss, Archie and Veronica kiss, and Betty proclaims her love for Archie. Whew.



20th Aug '17 1:57:32 AM Eievie
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* ''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.

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* ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'': JD + Turk + Carla, what with Turk and Carla being the OfficialCouple, JD and Turk's outrageous HoYay 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.



* ''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. 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.

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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. One time, AppliedPhlebotinum allows Bo to have sex with Lauren while watching Lauren have sex with Dyson in the mirror. (MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext) (MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext.) Bo is ridiculously thrilled.
20th Aug '17 1:51:58 AM Eievie
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** 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.
** In Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, The Doctor kisses Rory full on the mouth.
** Later, in The Power of Three, Rory kisses The Doctor on the cheek, and he (The Doctor) makes a cute little happy noise.
** The Doctor and Rose have UnresolvedSexualTension out the wazoo and Jack is canonically in love with both of them, managing to kiss them both before they kiss each other. Their short time spent on the TARDIS together plays up the subtext for all its worth, especially the end of "The Doctor Dances" and ''all'' of "Boom Town".

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** 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. [[note]]In "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship", the Doctor kisses Rory full on the mouth. Later, in "The Power of Three", Rory kisses the Doctor on the cheek, and the Doctor makes a cute little happy noise. [[/note]] Rory is [[SingleTargetSexuality completely Amy-sexual]], though.
** In Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, The Doctor kisses Rory full on the mouth.
** Later, in The Power of Three, Rory kisses The Doctor on the cheek, and he (The Doctor) makes a cute little happy noise.
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+ Rose + Jack. The Doctor and Rose have UnresolvedSexualTension out the wazoo and Jack is canonically in love with both of them, managing to kiss them both before they kiss each other. Their short time spent on the TARDIS together plays up the subtext for all its worth, especially the end of "The Doctor Dances" and ''all'' of "Boom Town".



** It's implied that River Song has had a threesome with the Doctor and… [[ScrewYourself the Doctor]]. It was her birthday

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** It's implied that River Song has had a threesome with the Doctor and… [[ScrewYourself the Doctor]]. It was her birthdaybirthday.



* 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 Lady + the Tramp]] + the Bowl Of Spaghetti).

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* 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 Lady + the Tramp]] Tramp + the Bowl Of Spaghetti).Spaghetti]]).



** 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 + 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". Cory".
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Also there is a good deal of this between Farkle + Riley + 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.



* ''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.

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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. 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.



** 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. (MakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext) Bo is ridiculously thrilled.
9th Jul '17 2:52:12 PM Morgenthaler
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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 to]]. As for Cameron and Sloane, there's some chemistry between them.

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* [[Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff ''Film/FerrisBuellersDayOff'': Ferris Bueller]] 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.
9th Jul '17 2:51:34 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''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.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'', both Tulio and Miguel are incredibly attracted to Chel and Chel herself shows about equal attraction to the both of them, and the main drama of the show comes from Tulio and Miguel's relationship problems.
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* ''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.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheRoadToElDorado'', both Tulio and Miguel are incredibly attracted to Chel and Chel herself shows about equal attraction to the both of them, and the main drama of the show comes from Tulio and Miguel's relationship problems.



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10th Jun '17 3:32:39 PM themanwithathousandtabs
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** In Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, The Doctor kisses Rory full on the mouth.
** Later, in The Power of Three, Rory kisses The Doctor on the cheek, and he (The Doctor) makes a cute little happy noise.
8th Jun '17 7:57:09 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* 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.]]
27th May '17 9:43:35 PM HeinousActsZX
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*** In the post-retcon timeline, Dave and Karkat are heavily implied to have started a relationship while on the meteor. The ending shows them growing close to and eventually moving in with Jade, the other girl they both had feelings for.
16th Apr '17 1:35:23 AM glasswalker
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* Ranka/Alto/Sheryl in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. At the end of the series, Alto says "You are ''both'' my wings" (which, considering his all-consuming love of flying, is pretty much him saying "I love you"). For their part, Ranka and Sheryl are clearly at least as into each other as they are into Alto, and at the end of the series they promise "not to lose to each other" in either their singing careers or love.

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* Ranka/Alto/Sheryl in ''Anime/MacrossFrontier''. At the end of the series, Alto says "You are ''both'' my wings" (which, considering his all-consuming love of flying, is pretty much him saying "I love you"). For their part, Ranka and Sheryl are clearly at least as into each other as they are into Alto, and at the end of the series they promise "not to lose to each other" in either their singing careers or love.love (complete with an ambiguous-but-affectionate shared smile).
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