History Main / TwoPersonLoveTriangle

3rd Dec '16 12:34:40 AM Tron80
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* ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' has the classic version of this. While it's varied over the years, the traditional triangle is Clark loves Lois, while Lois loves Superman and won't see Clark as more than a Co-Worker/Rival. As of the last decade or so, they've ''finally'' gotten over this in the comics. The DCAU played it straight.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' has the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'':
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classic version of this. While it's varied over the years, the traditional triangle is Clark loves Lois, Comicbook/LoisLane, while Lois loves Superman and won't see Clark as more than a Co-Worker/Rival. As of the last decade or so, they've ''finally'' gotten over this in the comics. The DCAU played it straight.



* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
** Back when she worked as a photographer in San Francisco, Linda Danvers/Kara Zor-El -the titular heroine- liked her boss Geoff Anderson. Geoff is attracted to Supergirl -and he even kissed her in ''Comicbook/DemonSpawn''- but he is not interested in Linda.
** In imaginary story ''Comicbook/JimmyOlsen Superman's Pal'' #57 Jimmy falls for Linda Danvers and Supergirl, not knowing they are the same person until Linda reveals her secret.



* The ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' fic "[[http://yj-anon-meme.livejournal.com/3983.html?thread=7499407#t7499407 Hero]]" has the traditional Superman/Lois Lane triangle, but also a platonic version with Superman and Superboy. Superboy, after being ignored by Superman for a very long time decides he no longer wants the man's friendship or approval. He then ends up protecting and eventually befriending Clark Kent, without knowing what Clark does when he's not reporting.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/YoungJustice'' fic "[[http://yj-anon-meme.livejournal.com/3983.html?thread=7499407#t7499407 Hero]]" has the traditional Superman/Lois Lane triangle, but also a platonic version with Superman and Superboy.Comicbook/{{Superboy}}. Superboy, after being ignored by Superman for a very long time decides he no longer wants the man's friendship or approval. He then ends up protecting and eventually befriending Clark Kent, without knowing what Clark does when he's not reporting.



* "Superman's Diary", a short story by B. Brandon Barker(published in the ''Eighth Annual Year's Best Fantasy and Horror'' anthology in 1995), took an unusual spin on the {{Superman}}/Lois/Clark triangle. At the start of the story, Lois and Superman are lovers, and Lois tells Superman that she will be leaving Metropolis for a while to cover a breaking story overseas. The next day, Lois enters Clark's office and invites him to join her in the Bahamas for a vacation. While initially shocked to learn that Lois lied to him (as Superman) and wanted to have an affair with Clark, he ends up joining her in the Bahamas, and by the end of the story he decides that he is happier with Lois when he's Clark than when he's Superman. He notes at one point that when Lois has sex with Superman she tends to be greedy and competitive, while [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex when she makes love to Clark she's more giving and affectionate]].

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* "Superman's Diary", a short story by B. Brandon Barker(published in the ''Eighth Annual Year's Best Fantasy and Horror'' anthology in 1995), took an unusual spin on the {{Superman}}/Lois/Clark Franchise/{{Superman}}/Lois/Clark triangle. At the start of the story, Lois and Superman are lovers, and Lois tells Superman that she will be leaving Metropolis for a while to cover a breaking story overseas. The next day, Lois enters Clark's office and invites him to join her in the Bahamas for a vacation. While initially shocked to learn that Lois lied to him (as Superman) and wanted to have an affair with Clark, he ends up joining her in the Bahamas, and by the end of the story he decides that he is happier with Lois when he's Clark than when he's Superman. He notes at one point that when Lois has sex with Superman she tends to be greedy and competitive, while [[GoodPeopleHaveGoodSex when she makes love to Clark she's more giving and affectionate]].



* ''Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman'' which provides the top photo on this involves this. Eventually Lois falls in love with Clark, learns that Superman is him, and they even get married. This allows for the creation of accusations of adultery and a love triangle, when in fact the man Lois is claimed to have been cheating with is actually her husband.

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* ''Lois and Clark: ''Series/LoisAndClark: The New Adventures of Superman'' which provides the top photo on this involves this. Eventually Lois falls in love with Clark, learns that Superman is him, and they even get married. This allows for the creation of accusations of adultery and a love triangle, when in fact the man Lois is claimed to have been cheating with is actually her husband.
29th Nov '16 9:44:18 AM Edvardelis
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* Lois Lane gets hit with this twice. In ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'', she likes Superman but doesn't really care for Clark Kent. Then, when it crosses over with ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', she falls for Bruce Wayne but can't stand Batman.
29th Nov '16 9:42:41 AM Edvardelis
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* Lois Lane gets hit with this twice. In ''WesternAnimation/TheNewAdventuresOfSuperman'', she likes Superman but doesn't really care for Clark Kent. Then, when it crosses over with ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', she falls for Bruce Wayne but can't stand Batman.
23rd Nov '16 11:07:14 AM cdrood
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** Another 'sort of' situation arises with Nanase/Elliot/Ellen. Elliot and Nanase were dating when the series started. She pretty much liked everything about him, but wasn't attracted to him. After a series of incidents with a transformation gun and a magic diamond, Elliot now has an opposite gender clone/sister/daughter, Ellen. It didn't take long for Nanase and Ellen to fall in love and get together once Nanase fully accepted her orientation.
23rd Nov '16 10:54:45 AM cdrood
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** Unlike the Lois & Clark situation, Carol's rejection wasn't that she didn't want to be with Hal Jordan. It was because she was his employer and it would have been a conflict of interest. Hal could have simply found another job (he eventually went through a ton of them).
10th Nov '16 5:33:51 PM nombretomado
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* In JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/CountToTheEschaton Count To A Trillion]]'', Menelaus realizes the princess is interested in his own personality.

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* In JohnCWright's Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/CountToTheEschaton Count To A Trillion]]'', Menelaus realizes the princess is interested in his own personality.
16th Oct '16 12:00:53 AM Argon2
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* ''Literature/CyberJolyDrim'' - Jola loves Carramba, the [[spoiler: online]] persona of her husband.

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* ''Literature/CyberJolyDrim'' - Jola loves Carramba, the [[spoiler: online]] [[spoiler:online]] persona of her husband.husband.
* In ''Literature/DanganronpaZero'', [[spoiler:Ryouko]] becomes extremely upset when Matsuda reveals that he...[[DestructiveRomance loves?]]...Junko because she doesn't know that Junko is her original personality/alter ego. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, "Ryouko" doesn't live long enough to enjoy the knowledge that she's so important to him.]]



* Done literally in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' when John gets split into two identical copies. It's done in a way that explicitly gives both of them equal claim to being the "real" John. One goes on a ship with Aeryn, and one without. The John on Moya loves Aeryn who loves the John on Talyn, who also loves Aeryn. [[spoiler: Guess which one dies]].

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* Done literally in ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' when John gets split into two identical copies. It's done in a way that explicitly gives both of them equal claim to being the "real" John. One goes on a ship with Aeryn, and one without. The John on Moya loves Aeryn who loves the John on Talyn, who also loves Aeryn. [[spoiler: Guess [[spoiler:Guess which one dies]].
4th Oct '16 11:02:13 PM infernape612
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* [[spoiler: ''Literature/CyberJolyDrim'']] - Jola loves Carramba, the [[spoiler: online]] persona of her husband.

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* [[spoiler: ''Literature/CyberJolyDrim'']] ''Literature/CyberJolyDrim'' - Jola loves Carramba, the [[spoiler: online]] persona of her husband.
19th Sep '16 8:52:11 AM themisterfree
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** It gets better. Marinette and Chat Noir and Adrien and Ladybug have their own interactions. [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares There's an X in that Square,]] [[WaxingLyrical Square, Biz...]]

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** It gets better. Marinette and Chat Noir and Adrien and Ladybug have their own interactions. [[Series/TheHollywoodSquares There's Put an X in that Square,]] [[WaxingLyrical Square, Biz...]]
11th Sep '16 4:23:04 PM nighttrainfm
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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' had this play out in an unusual way at the start of Series 8. Clara Oswald had been attracted to the young-looking Eleventh Doctor, who in turn (based on a later confession) even believed himself to be her boyfriend. After his regeneration into the (at first) colder and older-looking Twelfth Doctor, Clara found it very difficult to adjust to the new Doctor, wanting him to be young again (at least until receiving a dressing down on the subject by one of the Doctor's friends), and at one point even considering leaving him. The new Doctor finds himself creating an AnchoredShip scenario by suggesting his feelings for her had been a mistake. It ultimately takes a phone call from the previous Doctor (just roll with it if you don't know the show) to convince Clara to stay. The anchored ship remained, however, until later in the season when a more traditional LoveTriangle scenario emerged.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' had this play out in an unusual way at the start of Series 8. Clara Oswald had been attracted to the young-looking Eleventh Doctor, who in turn (based on a later confession) even believed himself to be her boyfriend. After his regeneration into the (at first) colder and older-looking Twelfth Doctor, Clara found it very difficult to adjust to the new Doctor, wanting him to be young again (at least until receiving a dressing down on the subject by one of the Doctor's friends), and at one point even considering leaving him. The new Doctor finds himself creating an AnchoredShip scenario by suggesting his feelings for her had been a mistake. It ultimately takes a phone call from the previous Doctor (just roll with it if you don't know the show) to convince Clara to stay. The anchored ship remained, however, until later in the season when a more traditional LoveTriangle scenario emerged.
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