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4th Feb '16 5:14:30 PM DesertDragon
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** In the second season, Tina officially dumped Artie for Mike over the summer when they both worked at "Asian Camp". This was the beginning of both characters going from their race being incidental to [[{{Flanderization}} it being all they ever talk about]].
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** In the second season, Tina officially dumped Artie for Mike over the summer when they both worked at "Asian Camp". This was the beginning of both characters going from What makes this a particularly annoying example is because their race being incidental was almost never brought up in the first season. They were two kids in the club who happened to be Asian. Come Season 2, it became [[{{Flanderization}} it being all they ever talk about]].talked about]] before being dialed back in Season 4 when they broke up.
8th Jan '16 4:48:58 PM eroock
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31st Dec '15 7:51:22 AM Anddrix
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** It's later implied by SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} that Wiccan may have subconsciously used his powers to make Hulkling fall in love with him, though this is never confirmed. And of course, it's [[ConsummateLiar Loki]].
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** It's later implied by SelfDemonstrating/{{Loki}} Loki that Wiccan may have subconsciously used his powers to make Hulkling fall in love with him, though this is never confirmed. And of course, it's [[ConsummateLiar Loki]].
26th Dec '15 10:55:44 PM Pichu-kun
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* Franchise/ArchieComics has Nancy and Chuck. They were created five years apart. Nancy is something of a SatelliteLoveInterest to Chuck and rarely appears without him. They are still a couple in ''ComicBook/AfterlifeWithArchie'' [[spoiler:however Nancy is cheating on im with Ginger. Ginger and Nancy count as well as Ginger is latina.]]
12th Dec '15 10:22:54 PM Pichu-kun
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* ''JemAndTheHolograms'' had a bad one when Shana met a Black guy at a party. No sooner did the gang see him, that the other girls basically shoved Shana into his path. They of course became the only permanent recurring couple of the show. ** {{Averted}} in other cases though. Jem is the girlfriend of the AmbiguouslyBrown Rio and Aja (who is asian) is dating Craig (who is White).
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* ''JemAndTheHolograms'' ''Western/{{Jem}}'' had a bad one when Shana met a Black guy at a party. No sooner did the gang see him, that the other girls basically shoved Shana into his path. They of course became the only permanent recurring couple of the show. ** show. {{Averted}} in other cases though. Jem Jerrica is the girlfriend of the AmbiguouslyBrown Rio and Aja (who is asian) is dating Craig (who is White).

* Some episodes of ''HeyArnold'' had the title character's BlackBestFriend, Gerald, paired off with another major minority character Phoebe, who's half-Japanese and half-white.
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* Some episodes of ''HeyArnold'' ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' had the title character's BlackBestFriend, Gerald, paired off with another major minority character Phoebe, who's half-Japanese and half-white.

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* Some episodes of ''HeyArnold'' had Darren's first girlfriend in ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' was Miranda, who is also Black, though they quickly found out they couldn't work. Darren begins dating Ginger, who is White, however he dumps her for Simone, who is Black. Ginger also gets a White love interest after her and Darren break up. [[spoiler:Darren and Ginger eventually get back together and the title character's BlackBestFriend, Gerald, paired off with another major minority character Phoebe, who's half-Japanese and half-white. DistantFinale has them HappilyMarried]].
5th Dec '15 4:55:09 PM nombretomado
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* ''SesameStreet'': Luis and Maria. Susan and Gordon (though they were already married when the show began). Averting this trope was one of the reasons Gina and Savion were paired up in a semi-romantic friendship, and [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3140 an episode]] specifically dealt with the problems it might cause.
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* ''SesameStreet'': ''Series/SesameStreet'': Luis and Maria. Susan and Gordon (though they were already married when the show began). Averting this trope was one of the reasons Gina and Savion were paired up in a semi-romantic friendship, and [[http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Episode_3140 an episode]] specifically dealt with the problems it might cause.
28th Nov '15 8:40:16 AM comicwriter
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* When Aquagirl first joined the Comicbook/TeenTitans, it seemed like she was being {{Ship Tease}}d with Comicbook/{{Static}}. However, as soon as Bryan Q. Miller took over, he decided to put her in a LoveTriangle with Comicbook/BlueBeetle (who like Aquagirl, is Latino) and Traci 13.
26th Nov '15 11:25:17 AM comicwriter
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* An exampled mixed with PairTheSpares appears in ''Comicbook/TheChildrensCrusade''. Patriot ([[LegacyCharacter now the new]] ComicBook/CaptainAmerica) is randomly paired up with Samantha Wilson, the [[RememberTheNewGuy previously unseen]] daughter of ComicBook/TheFalcon.
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* An exampled mixed with PairTheSpares appears in ''Comicbook/TheChildrensCrusade''. Patriot ([[LegacyCharacter now the new]] ComicBook/CaptainAmerica) is randomly paired up with Samantha Wilson, the a [[RememberTheNewGuy previously unseen]] daughter relative of ComicBook/TheFalcon.

* The infamous pairing of ComicBook/{{Storm}} and the ComicBook/BlackPanther. Hell, it's been outright stated by Creator/ReginaldHudlin, the writer of BP at the time, that he married them because they were the "two most prominent black characters in Marvel." Granted, her [[PimpedOutDress wedding dress]] was gorgeous. Prior to this, they'd met briefly, once, ages ago. Suddenly they'd been the love of each other's lives since forever.
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* The infamous pairing of ComicBook/{{Storm}} and the ComicBook/BlackPanther. Hell, it's been outright stated by Creator/ReginaldHudlin, the writer of BP at the time, that he married them because they were the "two most prominent black characters in Marvel." Granted, her [[PimpedOutDress wedding dress]] was gorgeous. Prior to this, they'd met briefly, once, ages ago. Suddenly in an issue of ''Marvel Team-Up'' that made it clear that while there was an attraction between them when they were teenagers, they'd both moved on since then. When they met again in Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}}'s ''Black Panther'' run, it was once again clear that while there was a spark between them, they weren't destined to be together. Then suddenly under Hudlin, it was {{Retcon}}ned that they'd been the love of each other's lives since forever.
19th Nov '15 4:41:57 PM nombretomado
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** Likewise [[BollywoodNerd Baljeet]] (Indian) has had romantic interests in the form of his old childhood friend [[AllGrownUp Mishti]] (also Indian) and [[ScoutOut Ginger]] (unspecified Asian}. He also seems to have a crush on Isabella, who is [[InformedJudaism Jewish]] ''[[TwoferTokenMinority and]]'' Hispanic ([[ButNotTooForeign not that you can tell either very easily]]). Apparently averted with Wendy, his love interest in the Christmas special, who seems to just be white. (And yes, he's quite the {{Kidanova}}, isn't he?)
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** Likewise [[BollywoodNerd Baljeet]] (Indian) has had romantic interests in the form of his old childhood friend [[AllGrownUp [[SheIsAllGrownUp Mishti]] (also Indian) and [[ScoutOut Ginger]] (unspecified Asian}. He also seems to have a crush on Isabella, who is [[InformedJudaism Jewish]] ''[[TwoferTokenMinority and]]'' Hispanic ([[ButNotTooForeign not that you can tell either very easily]]). Apparently averted with Wendy, his love interest in the Christmas special, who seems to just be white. (And yes, he's quite the {{Kidanova}}, isn't he?)
7th Nov '15 11:38:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* Subverted in the 2000 adaptation of ''LovesLaboursLost''. While Maria and Dumaine are both played by black actors, they instead fall in love with Longaville and Katherine respectively (as the play has it), both of whom are played by white actors. * Lampshaded by Danny Glover and Alfre Woodard's characters in ''GrandCanyon'' after Kevin Kline acts as matchmaker for both of them. On their first date they realize that they're probably the only two black people he knows and laugh about it.
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* Subverted in the 2000 adaptation of ''LovesLaboursLost''.''Theatre/LovesLaboursLost''. While Maria and Dumaine are both played by black actors, they instead fall in love with Longaville and Katherine respectively (as the play has it), both of whom are played by white actors. * Lampshaded by Danny Glover and Alfre Woodard's characters in ''GrandCanyon'' ''Film/GrandCanyon'' after Kevin Kline acts as matchmaker for both of them. On their first date they realize that they're probably the only two black people he knows and laugh about it.
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