History ShipTease / VideoGames

18th Sep '16 7:01:19 PM spiritsunami
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* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'':
** The original duology has Felix unhesitatingly ''jumping off the top of Venus Lighthouse'' to try to save Sheba. The two of them probably get mentioned the least in ''Dark Dawn'', so it's one of the few ships from the original duology that was neither [[OfficialCouple confirmed]] nor [[ShipSinking sunk]].
*** There was also some borderline FoeYay between Felix and Karst.
*** Isaac/Jenna was teased quite a bit in ''[[VideoGame/GoldenSunTheLostAge Lost Age]]'', and the ending doesn't upgrade them to OfficialCouple...but the next game, set 30 years later (and released seven years later), ''does'', which means it would no longer qualify.
** ''[[VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn Dark Dawn]]'' steps it up quite a bit. The game starts out with a TwoGuysAndAGirl [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Childhood Friends]] PowerTrio, and the sheer amount of BelligerentSexualTension between [[HotBlooded Tyrell]] and [[{{Tsundere}} Karis]] makes them seem like the more likely couple but on the other hand Karis seems nicer to Matthew and he's TheHero. Then [[CuteMonsterGirl Sveta]] shows up, and Matthew actually ''[[SharingABody merges souls with her]]'' at the conclusion of the game, making for an obvious {{Ship Mate|s}} to Tyrell/Karis...if not for the sizable amount of LesYay between Karis and Sveta, leading to the major ShipToShipCombat being [[ShipMates Matthew/Sveta and Tyrell/Karis]] vs. [[OneTrueThreesome Matthew/Sveta/Karis]]. [[labelnote:"Sizable amount"]]Early on, Sveta outright says, "Karis, you are a good person. I like you very much." After the activation of the Grave Eclipse, as the party is sailing away from Belinsk, the five male party members stay out on the deck to fight off the monsters while Sveta, who was just forced to leave her only living relative, her older brother, for dead, was allowed to rest below deck; Karis went below deck as well. The next morning, Sveta seems to be in much higher spirits, and Eoleo, who ''also lost a family member in the escape from Belinsk'', comments that she looks as though nothing happened. ''Sveta blushes at this comment.''[[/labelnote]]
*** Also Nowell's disappearance when Kraden returns is explained as her following [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld Piers]], who she's evidently taken a fancy to.
18th Sep '16 5:07:44 PM spiritsunami
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** While ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]''[='s=] ending establishes no pairings (you only get a different last line from the person Ike has A Support with), the system returns in ''Radiant Dawn''. The Support conversations are usually far more generic, however. But like ''Blazing Sword'', some pairs get special conversations near the end if they have reached A Support by then, them being Boyd/Mist, Sothe/Micaiah, and Ike/Soren.

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** While ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Path of Radiance]]''[='s=] ending establishes no pairings (you only get a different last line from the person Ike has A Support with), the system returns in ''Radiant Dawn''. The Support conversations are usually far more generic, however. But like ''Blazing Sword'', some pairs get special conversations near the end if they have reached A Support by then, them being Boyd/Mist, Sothe/Micaiah, and Ike/Soren. There are others with paired endings as well, such as Jill/Haar and Leanne/Naesala.



** Even before support conversations were introduced in the sixth game, the series had some shipping--the fourth game actually used it as a game mechanic. The prologue and Chapter 1 both revolve around rescuing Adean, and by the time they're done, Midayle, Jamke, Azel, and possibly Dew have all received ShipTease with her. The following chapter, Sylvia and Ferry both join and are both immediately Teased with another of your new recruits, Lewyn, with the former also getting an optional conversation teasing her with Alec. Then Tailto shows up and is blatantly shown to have a crush on Claud, while the chapter after that has a conversation between Sylvia and Ferry that again plays up their LoveTriangle with Lewyn.
*** The second generation is just as blatant. Right from the start, Seliph is heavily teased with Julia, while both Johan and Johalva have feelings for Larcei which can be used to recruit one of them. At the start of the next chapter, Patty immediately starts fangirling Shanan, while Larcei also has some teasing with Shanan once he rejoins the group. Then Ares shows up with Leen, already seemingly an item even though from a mechanics standpoint they aren't, and later still [[KissingCousins Patty/Lester and Lana/Faval]] can both get conversations shipping them if neither half of one of those pairings has a spouse yet. Finally, while all of the girls except Julia (and Altenna, who is ''heavily'' teased with her [[NotBloodSiblings adoptive brother Areone]] and can't actually be married to any of the male units in your army) have potential conversations with a few of the guys in the final chapter if they're already married to that character, resulting in the male unit getting a stat boost, Tinny and Arthur have a conversation in the same chapter that gives both of them a slight stat boost [[IncestYay that's only available if neither is married yet.]]
*** The fifth game didn't let up, either. Among new characters, there's Tanya/Orsin, [[HoYay Dagda/Marty]], Karin/Fergus, Fred/Olwen, [[BodyguardCrush Linoan/Dean]], and [[MayDecemberRomance Miranda/Conomore]], as well as the one-sided [[StalkerWithACrush Lifis-->Safy]]. It also serves as a CuttingOffTheBranches for the fourth game, as Ced is able to wield Forseti here, making Lewyn/Ferry canon, while Leif/Nanna becomes an OfficialCouple at the end and...well, Raquesis's choice falls halfway between CuttingOffTheBranches and TakeAThirdOption. [[note]]While the mechanics behind pairing in ''Genealogy of the Holy War'' would force Delmud and Nanna to be full siblings, they're half-siblings here, with Delmud being Beowulf's son and Nanna being Finn's daughter. Fergus is ''also'' Beowulf's son, but strangely it's Fergus, not Delmud, who is implied to be a bastard.[[/note]]



*** Terra gets ship teases with Onion Knight, Cloud and Vaan. Vaan and Onion Knight appoint themselves her protectors, worrying about her safety and councilling her on following her heart to find out what she truly wants. Cloud meanwhile waxes poetic with her about their dreams for the future in spite of their self-doubts. When Cecil, again playing ShipperOnDeck, asks Onion Knight if he's fallen for her, he denies it, but in a fairly flustered manner.

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*** Terra gets ship teases with Onion Knight, Cloud and Vaan. Vaan and Onion Knight appoint themselves her protectors, worrying about her safety and councilling counselling her on following her heart to find out what she truly wants. Cloud meanwhile waxes poetic with her about their dreams for the future in spite of their self-doubts. When Cecil, again playing ShipperOnDeck, asks Onion Knight if he's fallen for her, he denies it, but in a fairly flustered manner.
26th Aug '16 8:04:37 PM Apocrypha
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** In the Enhanced Edition for the first game, the PC can flirt with all the new companions of the appropriate gender, with the possibility of a RelationshipUpgrade in the Enhanced Edition for the second game.
23rd Aug '16 2:20:37 AM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' usually has very little 'romantic' encounters (barring the obvious ''ex'' ones like Vengeful Spirit/Skywrath Mage). But... when Crystal Maiden gets her Announcer Pack, she has special positive calls when the player picked Sven, and if the game goes idle long enough, she'll start wondering just where Sven is, this in addition of her getting really curious of what's under his armor if they encounter each other in-game and in the same team. Sven and Crystal Maiden has been a rather popular FanPreferredCouple for a long time.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' usually has very little 'romantic' encounters (barring the obvious ''ex'' ones like Vengeful Spirit/Skywrath Mage). But... when Crystal Maiden gets her Announcer Pack, she has special positive calls when the player picked Sven, and if the game goes idle long enough, she'll start wondering just where Sven is, this in addition of her getting really curious of what's under his armor if they encounter each other in-game and in the same team. Sven and Crystal Sven-Crystal Maiden has been a rather popular FanPreferredCouple for a long time.
23rd Aug '16 2:20:11 AM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' usually has very little 'romantic' encounters (barring the obvious ''ex'' ones like Vengeful Spirit/Skywrath Mage). But... when Crystal Maiden gets her Announcer Pack, she has special positive calls when the player picked Sven, and if the game goes idle long enough, she'll start wondering just where Sven is, this in addition of her getting really curious of what's under his armor if they encounter each other in-game and in the same team. Sven and Crystal Maiden has been a rather popular FanPreferredCouple for a long time.
14th Aug '16 11:45:53 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' seems to do this between Master Chief and Cortana ([[RoboShip even though Cortana is an AI]]), especially starting in [[VideoGame/{{Halo 3}} the third game]] when [[spoiler:Chief rescued Cortana from the Gravemind]]. In [[VideoGame/{{Halo 4}} the fourth game]], Master Chief goes to extraordinary lengths to try and [[spoiler:save Cortana when her programming begins to rapidly deteriorate due to rampancy. Cortana ultimately performs a HeroicSacrifice to save the Chief, but not before revealing her deepest desire was to be able to touch him once before she dies.]] In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians, Chief is clearly shaken up by [[spoiler:her death, and goes AWOL the moment he realizes she might be alive. For her part, a revived Cortana still wants John to be at her side. Unfortunately, the two end up at odds against each other when John realizes that Cortana has jumped off the deep end.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' seems to do this between Master Chief and Cortana ([[RoboShip even though Cortana is an AI]]), especially starting in [[VideoGame/{{Halo 3}} the third game]] when [[spoiler:Chief rescued Cortana from the Gravemind]]. In [[VideoGame/{{Halo 4}} the fourth game]], Master Chief goes to extraordinary lengths to try and [[spoiler:save Cortana when her programming begins to rapidly deteriorate due to rampancy. Cortana ultimately performs a HeroicSacrifice to save the Chief, but not before revealing her deepest desire was to be able to touch him once before she dies.]] In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians, ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians'', Chief is clearly shaken up by [[spoiler:her death, and goes AWOL the moment he realizes she might be alive. For her part, a revived Cortana still wants John to be at her side. Unfortunately, the two end up at odds against each other when John realizes that Cortana has jumped off the deep end.]]
11th Aug '16 3:45:37 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' seems to do this between Master Chief and Cortana ([[RoboShip even though Cortana is an AI]]), especially in the third game when [[spoiler:Chief rescued Cortana from the Gravemind.]]
** In [[VideoGame/{{Halo 4}} the fourth game]], Master Chief goes to extraordinary lengths to try and [[spoiler:save Cortana when her programming begins to rapidly deteriorate due to rampancy. Cortana ultimately performs a HeroicSacrifice to save the Chief, but not before revealing her deepest desire was to be able to touch him once before she dies.]]

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' seems to do this between Master Chief and Cortana ([[RoboShip even though Cortana is an AI]]), especially starting in [[VideoGame/{{Halo 3}} the third game game]] when [[spoiler:Chief rescued Cortana from the Gravemind.]]
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Gravemind]]. In [[VideoGame/{{Halo 4}} the fourth game]], Master Chief goes to extraordinary lengths to try and [[spoiler:save Cortana when her programming begins to rapidly deteriorate due to rampancy. Cortana ultimately performs a HeroicSacrifice to save the Chief, but not before revealing her deepest desire was to be able to touch him once before she dies.]]]] In ''VideoGame/Halo5Guardians, Chief is clearly shaken up by [[spoiler:her death, and goes AWOL the moment he realizes she might be alive. For her part, a revived Cortana still wants John to be at her side. Unfortunately, the two end up at odds against each other when John realizes that Cortana has jumped off the deep end.]]
10th Aug '16 1:09:20 PM Apocrypha
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', similarly, piles on the ShipTease between [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]] and [[MysteriousWaif Azura]]. [[LoveAtFirstSight Right off the bat]] they forge a close connection, [[BirdsOfAFeather bonding over their similar circumstances]] and [[UndyingLoyalty always sticking by and supporting each other]], no matter what. Azura outright tells them she feels safe whenever they're around, even after they go berserk and try to kill her--and in fact, what ''stopped'' them from killing her was her [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight pleading for them to come back to themselves]]. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Even a random merchant makes a comment about her being their "lady friend"]] [[ShipperOnDeck and gives them free food to share with her]]. On ''Birthright'', [[spoiler:she asks them to show her their "lovely" smile again before she dies, and spends her final moments reaching out to them]]; on ''Conquest'', [[spoiler:she chooses them and them alone to appear to for her final goodbye before disappearing forever]]; and on ''[[GoldenPath Revelation]]'', [[spoiler:she swears to always stay by their side at the end of the game, ''even if they aren't married''.]] It helps that Azura alone has three different support chains with them, and different confession scenes with the Male Avatar, too.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', similarly, piles on the ShipTease between [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]] and [[MysteriousWaif Azura]].Azura]] (moreso for the Male, though). [[LoveAtFirstSight Right off the bat]] they forge a close connection, [[BirdsOfAFeather bonding over their similar circumstances]] and [[UndyingLoyalty always sticking by and supporting each other]], no matter what. Azura outright tells them she feels safe whenever they're around, even after they go berserk and try to kill her--and in fact, what ''stopped'' them from killing her was her [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight pleading for them to come back to themselves]]. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Even a random merchant makes a comment about her being their "lady friend"]] [[ShipperOnDeck and gives them free food to share with her]]. On ''Birthright'', [[spoiler:she asks them to show her their "lovely" smile again before she dies, and spends her final moments reaching out to them]]; on ''Conquest'', [[spoiler:she chooses them and them alone to appear to for her final goodbye before disappearing forever]]; and on ''[[GoldenPath Revelation]]'', [[spoiler:she swears to always stay by their side at the end of the game, ''even if they aren't married''.]] It helps that Azura alone has three different support chains with them, and them. The tease is even greater for the Male Avatar, as she has three different confession scenes with the Male Avatar, too.him and him alone, and [[EveryoneCanSeeIt has a male-exclusive scene where a random merchant makes a comment about her being his "lady friend"]] [[ShipperOnDeck and gives him free food to share with her]].
10th Aug '16 12:31:00 PM Sauvechouris
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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', similarly, piles on the ShipTease between [[PlayerCharacter the Male Avatar]] and [[MysteriousWaif Azura]]. [[LoveAtFirstSight Right off the bat]] they forge a close connection, [[BirdsOfAFeather bonding over their similar circumstances]] and [[UndyingLoyalty always sticking by and supporting each other]], no matter what. Azura outright tells him she feels safe whenever he's around, even after he goes berserk and tries to kill her--and in fact, what ''stopped'' him from killing her was her [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight pleading for him to come back to himself]]. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Even a random merchant makes a comment about her being his "lady friend"]] [[ShipperOnDeck and gives him free food to share with her]]. On ''Birthright'', [[spoiler:she asks him to show her his "lovely" smile again before she dies, and spends her final moments reaching out to him]]; on ''Conquest'', [[spoiler:she chooses him and him alone to appear to for her final goodbye before disappearing forever]]; and on ''[[GoldenPath Revelation]]'', [[spoiler:she swears to always stay by his side at the end of the game, ''even if they aren't married''.]] It helps that Azura alone has three different support chains and confession scenes with him, too.

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* ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', similarly, piles on the ShipTease between [[PlayerCharacter the Male Avatar]] and [[MysteriousWaif Azura]]. [[LoveAtFirstSight Right off the bat]] they forge a close connection, [[BirdsOfAFeather bonding over their similar circumstances]] and [[UndyingLoyalty always sticking by and supporting each other]], no matter what. Azura outright tells him them she feels safe whenever he's they're around, even after he goes they go berserk and tries try to kill her--and in fact, what ''stopped'' him them from killing her was her [[IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight pleading for him them to come back to himself]]. themselves]]. [[EveryoneCanSeeIt Even a random merchant makes a comment about her being his their "lady friend"]] [[ShipperOnDeck and gives him them free food to share with her]]. On ''Birthright'', [[spoiler:she asks him them to show her his their "lovely" smile again before she dies, and spends her final moments reaching out to him]]; them]]; on ''Conquest'', [[spoiler:she chooses him them and him them alone to appear to for her final goodbye before disappearing forever]]; and on ''[[GoldenPath Revelation]]'', [[spoiler:she swears to always stay by his their side at the end of the game, ''even if they aren't married''.]] It helps that Azura alone has three different support chains with them, and different confession scenes with him, the Male Avatar, too.
8th Aug '16 8:04:32 AM Apocrypha
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* Several cases of this happen during the ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' series. The PC's childhood friend Imoen is very close to them, to the extent the first half of the second game's plot is about rescuing her, yet they never become anything more than JustFriends. [[spoiler:Probably for the best, as they end up being actually half-siblings.]]
** In the second game, Haer'Dalis will seem quite interested in a female PC when she rescues him, making several flirtatious remarks before suddenly dropping them completely. [[AbortedArc This is because he actually was supposed to be a romance option, but had to get cut due to time constraints]].
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