History ShipTease / VideoGames

29th Oct '17 1:36:07 PM HeyFella
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** Because Mario/Peach tends to sit in a strange place between OfficialCouple and ImpliedLoveInterest, the sheer number of ship teases between the two are too almost numerous to list. Luigi/Daisy is similar, but not as prominent.

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** Because Mario/Peach tends to sit in a strange place between OfficialCouple and ImpliedLoveInterest, the sheer number of ship teases between the two are too almost too numerous to list. Luigi/Daisy is similar, but not as prominent.
17th Oct '17 5:21:42 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''Franchise/DragonAge'' franchise:
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''
*** Shale in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' gets a telling remark about how attractive Sten's body looks in battle, while he affectionately calls her "kadan", a term that means something like "close to the heart" in the Qunari language.
*** Zevran flirts with most AnythingThatMoves, but special mention must go to his soliloquizing to Morrigan (in a bet with either Alistair, Oghren, or Leliana) about her beauty that would "turn the eye of the Maker Himself." There's also his leering at Wynne in particular and her "magical bosom."
*** Hilariously, if the Warden is female and on good terms with Oghren, he will at one point get so drunk that he starts hitting on her - but then pass out before anything comes of it.
*** One of the options for the Warden to learn the Duelist specialization from Isabela is to sleep with her instead of beating her in a card game. Depending on who's in the active party and what their relationship is with the Warden, this may also involve Alistair, Zevran, and/or Leliana.
*** In the ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]]'' expansion, despite there being no romance options, Nathaniel and Velanna's conversations contain a lot of BelligerentSexualTension, while Anders and a female Warden can engage in their fair share of flirting. Averted in the case of Oghren and Sigrun, where any UnresolvedSexualTension is merely a figment of Oghren's booze-addled imagination.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''
*** Bethany will become flustered around Sebastian, if his DLC is installed, and he happily flirts with her if not romanced.
*** Carver has a very obvious crush on Merrill, who is possibly oblivious to it.
*** Aveline cannot be romanced by Hawke, but there is a point in the game where Hawke can flirt with her. She fails to catch on and it doesn't go anywhere.
*** If neither of them are romanced, Fenris and Isabela develop a FriendsWithBenefits relationship by the third act.
*** Hawke and Varric can flirt, with Varric even acknowledging that his friend is very attractive, but it's treated more like a running joke between them than anything.
*** Varric also flirts with Isabela. This too is treated mostly as a joke, centered in part around Varric's chest hair.
*** Somewhat more subtle than either of his other two examples, but also sweeter and arguably more sincere, is Varric's flirtation with Bethany. He calls her "Milady Sunshine," has several bits of party banter in which he compliments her beauty, and is heavily implied to miss her after [[spoiler:she either dies, joins the Circle, or joins the Grey Wardens]] at the end of the first act.
*** At the end of Zevran's quest, if Isabela is in the active party and not in a romance with Hawke, they will go off together to hook up. Alternately, if Hawke is single, s/he may hook up with Zevran instead, optionally including Isabela.
*** The ''Mark of the Assassin'' DLC also brings us a brief possible romance between Tallis and Hawke.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''
*** In addition to the various romance options, the Inquisitor can flirt with Scout Harding, who - if it happens often enough - will eventually flirt back. However, she's not a real romance option, much to the disappointment of fans, although ''Trespasser'' can potentially reveal that she and the Inquisitor did at least date a bit between the main game and the DLC.
*** The ''Descent'' DLC strongly hints at something between Shaper Valta and Legionnaire Renn. A war table operation concerning [[spoiler:his stolen remains]] after the DLC is finished only adds to the curiosity.

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* !! ''Franchise/DragonAge'' franchise:
** * ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''
*** ** Shale in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' gets a telling remark about how attractive Sten's body looks in battle, while he affectionately calls her "kadan", a term that means something like "close to the heart" in the Qunari language.
*** ** Sten may also start using this term for the Warden, if his approval gets high enough.
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Zevran flirts with most AnythingThatMoves, but special mention must go to his soliloquizing to Morrigan (in a bet with either Alistair, Oghren, or Leliana) about her beauty that would "turn the eye of the Maker Himself." There's also his leering at Wynne in particular and her "magical bosom."
*** ** Hilariously, if the Warden is female and on good terms with Oghren, he will at one point get so drunk that he starts hitting on her - but then pass out before anything comes of it.
*** ** One of the options for the Warden to learn the Duelist specialization from Isabela is to sleep with her instead of beating her in a card game. Depending on who's in the active party and what their relationship is with the Warden, this may also involve Alistair, Zevran, and/or Leliana.
*** ** In the ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]]'' expansion, despite there being no romance options, Nathaniel and Velanna's conversations contain a lot of BelligerentSexualTension, while Anders and a female Warden can engage in their fair share of flirting. Averted in the case of Oghren and Sigrun, where any UnresolvedSexualTension is merely a figment of Oghren's booze-addled imagination.
** * ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''
*** ** Bethany will become flustered around Sebastian, if his DLC is installed, and he happily flirts with her if not romanced.
*** ** Carver has a very obvious crush on Merrill, who is possibly oblivious to it.
*** ** Aveline cannot be romanced by Hawke, but there is a point in the game where Hawke can flirt with her. She fails to catch on and it doesn't go anywhere.
*** ** If neither of them are romanced, Fenris and Isabela develop a FriendsWithBenefits relationship by the third act.
*** ** Hawke and Varric can flirt, with Varric even acknowledging that his friend is very attractive, but it's treated more like a running joke between them than anything.
*** ** Varric also flirts with Isabela. This too is treated mostly as a joke, centered in part around Varric's chest hair.
*** ** Somewhat more subtle than either of his other two examples, but also sweeter and arguably more sincere, is Varric's flirtation with Bethany. He calls her "Milady Sunshine," has several bits of party banter in which he compliments her beauty, and is heavily implied to miss her after [[spoiler:she either dies, joins the Circle, or joins the Grey Wardens]] at the end of the first act.
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act. Bringing them along for either DLC campaign gives them additional flirty screen time. If she's still alive in ''Inquisition'', it's implied that he writes to her frequently.
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At the end of Zevran's quest, if Isabela is in the active party and not in a romance with Hawke, they will go off together to hook up. Alternately, if Hawke is single, s/he may hook up with Zevran instead, optionally including Isabela.
*** ** The ''Mark of the Assassin'' DLC also brings us a brief possible romance between Tallis and Hawke.
** * ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''
*** ** In addition to the various romance options, the Inquisitor can flirt with Scout Harding, who - if it happens often enough - will eventually flirt back. However, she's not a real romance option, much to the disappointment of fans, although ''Trespasser'' can potentially reveal that she and the Inquisitor did at least date a bit between the main game and the DLC.
*** ** The ''Descent'' DLC strongly hints at something between Shaper Valta and Legionnaire Renn. A war table operation concerning [[spoiler:his stolen remains]] after the DLC is finished only adds to the curiosity.



* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' franchise:
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'':
*** One would be forgiven for mistaking Locke rescuing Terra in the opening minutes and his promise to stay with her until her memory returns as a RescueRomance, but he quickly moves on to form [[MaybeEverAfter the closest thing]] the game has to an OfficialCouple with Celes.
*** Terra also gets a Ship Tease scene on an actual ''ship'' with first General Leo, then Shadow.
*** [[CasanovaWannabe Edgar]] gets at least one moment of teasing with every female party member, including [[{{Moe}} Relm]] of all people. [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the translation]], he either has the decency to act {{squick}}ed about it or else implies a JailbaitWait.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
*** There is a micro-DatingSim where one of the three girls ([[GayOption and Barret]]) can go on a date with Cloud.
*** Tifa's introduced in a BaitAndSwitch where we're meant to think she's the mother of Cloud's child, before we realise the little girl is actually Barret's. Immediately after, she and Cloud reminisce about a [[ThePromise promise under the stars]] they had when they were kids. When Cloud tells the story of Nibelheim, he goes in her room and pokes around in her bedroom, and teases Tifa by pretending to have gone through her drawers (which makes her cross).
*** Aeris tells Cloud that if he acts as her bodyguard she'll go out with him, and we don't know if Cloud's participation is out of hatred for the Shinra or a desire for a date. Cait Sith looks at Cloud and Aeris's horoscopes and [[ShipperOnDeck determines that they'd be a perfect match]] [[spoiler:just before she leaves your party and is killed by Sephiroth]].
*** Yuffie will kiss Cloud if you take her on the Gondola.
*** Barret gets a lot of HoYay with Cloud, getting moved when Cloud talks with him about politics and nervously apologising to him after realising he's not all bad. If the player chooses to have Cloud compliment Barret's sailor suit ("a [[TheBear bear]] wearing a marshmallow"), they'll later find Barret locked in a room with a mirror, checking himself out. He even gets GayBravado flirting and the opportunity to date Cloud.
*** It even has instances of ShipTease with random male characters, like Mukki and Don Corneo.
*** Barret and Tifa get teased throughout, but particularly in the second disc where Aeris is gone and Tifa becomes Cloud's primary love interest. He gets jealous of her feelings towards Cloud, though it's unclear if it's because of his confused feelings about Cloud in general. She helps him look after his daughter, he calls her 'some kinda lady'...
*** The Turks get a bit. Rude admits to liking Tifa. Tseng asks Elena out for dinner, but has a certain amount of involvement with Aeris, who Reno says he 'likes'. Aeris doesn't seem interested, but she doesn't seem all that scared of him either, and she expresses attachment to him when she finds his unconscious body, saying he's one of the only people who really knows her.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'':
*** Tidus and Auron seemed to flirt a bit in Luca during Auron's reappearance. Between Auron saying things like [[DoubleEntendre "Come or don't come. It's your decision,"]] and Tidus assuming the position shortly thereafter, the UST was palpable. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAQmzOzh_yA See 6:15 and 6:38-7:00.]])
*** Depending on your [[RelationshipValues affection rating]], you can have Tidus outright tell Lulu or Rikku that he would rather have them in Guadosalam. Rikku will get a little weirded out (which makes sense given she and Tidus are LikeBrotherAndSister) while Lulu simply says "hmm, I could add you to my list."
*** Lulu gets teased with Wakka quite a bit since she used to date his brother. [[spoiler:Then come the sequel, they're an OfficialCouple with a baby on the way.]]
*** Rikku also gets a ShipTease with Gippal in ''X-2''. An optional conversation has him saying the two "were quite the couple", though Rikku denies it. However she shows plenty of signs throughout the game such as ordering everyone to go and rescue him. The two are also seen leaving the Farplane together at the end.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'':
*** It's subtle, but there is a little shipteasing between [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Balthier and Fran]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIIRevenantWings''. When Tomas is trying to woo Fran, she mentions that Balthier's methods were different. You might also count the scene in the Pharos when the Sun Cryst explodes from the original game as rather shippy. Balthier's lines regarding Fran always have some kind of sexual undertone to them (but hey, don't all his lines?)

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* !! ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' franchise:
** * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'':
*** ** One would be forgiven for mistaking Locke rescuing Terra in the opening minutes and his promise to stay with her until her memory returns as a RescueRomance, but he quickly moves on to form [[MaybeEverAfter the closest thing]] the game has to an OfficialCouple with Celes.
*** ** Terra also gets a Ship Tease scene on an actual ''ship'' with first General Leo, then Shadow.
*** ** [[CasanovaWannabe Edgar]] gets at least one moment of teasing with every female party member, including [[{{Moe}} Relm]] of all people. [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the translation]], he either has the decency to act {{squick}}ed about it or else implies a JailbaitWait.
** * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
*** ** There is a micro-DatingSim where one of the three girls ([[GayOption and Barret]]) can go on a date with Cloud.
*** ** Tifa's introduced in a BaitAndSwitch where we're meant to think she's the mother of Cloud's child, before we realise the little girl is actually Barret's. Immediately after, she and Cloud reminisce about a [[ThePromise promise under the stars]] they had when they were kids. When Cloud tells the story of Nibelheim, he goes in her room and pokes around in her bedroom, and teases Tifa by pretending to have gone through her drawers (which makes her cross).
*** ** Aeris tells Cloud that if he acts as her bodyguard she'll go out with him, and we don't know if Cloud's participation is out of hatred for the Shinra or a desire for a date. Cait Sith looks at Cloud and Aeris's horoscopes and [[ShipperOnDeck determines that they'd be a perfect match]] [[spoiler:just before she leaves your party and is killed by Sephiroth]].
*** ** Yuffie will kiss Cloud if you take her on the Gondola.
*** ** Barret gets a lot of HoYay with Cloud, getting moved when Cloud talks with him about politics and nervously apologising to him after realising he's not all bad. If the player chooses to have Cloud compliment Barret's sailor suit ("a [[TheBear bear]] wearing a marshmallow"), they'll later find Barret locked in a room with a mirror, checking himself out. He even gets GayBravado flirting and the opportunity to date Cloud.
*** ** It even has instances of ShipTease with random male characters, like Mukki and Don Corneo.
*** ** Barret and Tifa get teased throughout, but particularly in the second disc where Aeris is gone and Tifa becomes Cloud's primary love interest. He gets jealous of her feelings towards Cloud, though it's unclear if it's because of his confused feelings about Cloud in general. She helps him look after his daughter, he calls her 'some kinda lady'...
*** ** The Turks get a bit. Rude admits to liking Tifa. Tseng asks Elena out for dinner, but has a certain amount of involvement with Aeris, who Reno says he 'likes'. Aeris doesn't seem interested, but she doesn't seem all that scared of him either, and she expresses attachment to him when she finds his unconscious body, saying he's one of the only people who really knows her.
** * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'':
*** ** Tidus and Auron seemed to flirt a bit in Luca during Auron's reappearance. Between Auron saying things like [[DoubleEntendre "Come or don't come. It's your decision,"]] and Tidus assuming the position shortly thereafter, the UST was palpable. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAQmzOzh_yA See 6:15 and 6:38-7:00.]])
*** ** Depending on your [[RelationshipValues affection rating]], you can have Tidus outright tell Lulu or Rikku that he would rather have them in Guadosalam. Rikku will get a little weirded out (which makes sense given she and Tidus are LikeBrotherAndSister) while Lulu simply says "hmm, I could add you to my list."
*** ** Lulu gets teased with Wakka quite a bit since she used to date his brother. [[spoiler:Then come the sequel, they're an OfficialCouple with a baby on the way.]]
*** ** Rikku also gets a ShipTease with Gippal in ''X-2''. An optional conversation has him saying the two "were quite the couple", though Rikku denies it. However she shows plenty of signs throughout the game such as ordering everyone to go and rescue him. The two are also seen leaving the Farplane together at the end.
** * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'':
*** ** It's subtle, but there is a little shipteasing between [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Balthier and Fran]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIIRevenantWings''. When Tomas is trying to woo Fran, she mentions that Balthier's methods were different. You might also count the scene in the Pharos when the Sun Cryst explodes from the original game as rather shippy. Balthier's lines regarding Fran always have some kind of sexual undertone to them (but hey, don't all his lines?)



*** There's also some Ship Teases for Balthier/Ashe too, especially in the original game. During a scene closer to the end of the game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTXIe7Bv1HY he seems rather agitated when Al-Cid flirts with her, prompting Fran to give him a knowing look.]] Also, in the scene in which [[spoiler:Balthier is risking his life to stop the Bahamut from destroying Rabanastre Ashe seems particularly scared that he might die, ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ultjsCoYXlo especially in the original Japanese version]]) The following is a translation of some of the scene:]]

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*** ** There's also some Ship Teases for Balthier/Ashe too, especially in the original game. During a scene closer to the end of the game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTXIe7Bv1HY he seems rather agitated when Al-Cid flirts with her, prompting Fran to give him a knowing look.]] Also, in the scene in which [[spoiler:Balthier is risking his life to stop the Bahamut from destroying Rabanastre Ashe seems particularly scared that he might die, ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ultjsCoYXlo especially in the original Japanese version]]) The following is a translation of some of the scene:]]



*** Ashe and Basch is also plausible. In the ending, Penelo writes to Larsa, and she tells him how she hopes Basch will see Ashe because she thinks Ashe misses him (which Basch reads after Larsa hands him the letter).
*** Penelo also gets a lot of scenes with Larsa in the first game, which could be construed as this, and they certainly seem to feel affectionately for each other.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'':
*** Aside from [[OfficialCouple Serah and Snow]], the rest is all up to interpretation, the biggest source of tease coming from [[TokenMiniMoe Vanille]] and [[TallDarkAndSnarky Fang]], whose relationship is so laden with LesYay their AmbiguouslyGay status is barely ambiguous at all.
*** ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' has a ''lot'' of [[TeenGenius Hope]]/[[BrokenBird Lightning]] tease. [[spoiler:Hope giving up the chance to be reborn with his parents in favor of saving Lightning, or Lightning desperately trying to grab his hand as his body disintegrates, are just a few of many examples.]] The rest (and, again, there's a ''lot'') can be found on the game's main trope page.
*** There's also this line, which is a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall's promise]] [[OfficialCouple to Rinoa]].

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*** ** Ashe and Basch is also plausible. In the ending, Penelo writes to Larsa, and she tells him how she hopes Basch will see Ashe because she thinks Ashe misses him (which Basch reads after Larsa hands him the letter).
*** ** Penelo also gets a lot of scenes with Larsa in the first game, which could be construed as this, and they certainly seem to feel affectionately for each other.
** * ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'':
*** ** Aside from [[OfficialCouple Serah and Snow]], the rest is all up to interpretation, the biggest source of tease coming from [[TokenMiniMoe Vanille]] and [[TallDarkAndSnarky Fang]], whose relationship is so laden with LesYay their AmbiguouslyGay status is barely ambiguous at all.
*** ** ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' has a ''lot'' of [[TeenGenius Hope]]/[[BrokenBird Lightning]] tease. [[spoiler:Hope giving up the chance to be reborn with his parents in favor of saving Lightning, or Lightning desperately trying to grab his hand as his body disintegrates, are just a few of many examples.]] The rest (and, again, there's a ''lot'') can be found on the game's main trope page.
*** ** There's also this line, which is a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall's promise]] [[OfficialCouple to Rinoa]].



** ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy]]'':
*** A series of scenes involves [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Firion]] trying to approach [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning]] to talk to her, only for a string of {{Moment Killer}}s to scare him off. It turns out he lost his rose and she found it, and he's trying to ask for it back but is embarrassed about the HotBlooded rebel having to ask the resident ActionGirl for his flower (in his exact words, "a grown man asking for his flower back..."). However, the subtext is very thin, and is complete with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil]] appointing himself Firion's [[ShipperOnDeck wingman]].
*** And then when he finally ''does'' get to talk to her, the Ship Tease still goes strong as Lightning returns it to him and notes that for both of them, the sight of that rose is the key to their memories[[labelnote:explanation]]In Firion's case, the phrase "Wild Rose" is a ContinuityNod to the Wild Rose Rebellion that Firion and his friends were a part of; in Lightning's case, her Eidolon-summoning crystal was shaped like a rose, and splitting it caused a shower of rose petals[[/labelnote]], and asks him to keep it safe because when he remembers everything, she might need it back for help with the same. He watches her leave with a dreamy smile.
*** Terra gets ship teases with Onion Knight, Cloud and Vaan. Vaan and Onion Knight appoint themselves her protectors, worrying about her safety and 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.

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** * ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy]]'':
*** ** A series of scenes involves [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Firion]] trying to approach [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning]] to talk to her, only for a string of {{Moment Killer}}s to scare him off. It turns out he lost his rose and she found it, and he's trying to ask for it back but is embarrassed about the HotBlooded rebel having to ask the resident ActionGirl for his flower (in his exact words, "a grown man asking for his flower back..."). However, the subtext is very thin, and is complete with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil]] appointing himself Firion's [[ShipperOnDeck wingman]].
*** ** And then when he finally ''does'' get to talk to her, the Ship Tease still goes strong as Lightning returns it to him and notes that for both of them, the sight of that rose is the key to their memories[[labelnote:explanation]]In Firion's case, the phrase "Wild Rose" is a ContinuityNod to the Wild Rose Rebellion that Firion and his friends were a part of; in Lightning's case, her Eidolon-summoning crystal was shaped like a rose, and splitting it caused a shower of rose petals[[/labelnote]], and asks him to keep it safe because when he remembers everything, she might need it back for help with the same. He watches her leave with a dreamy smile.
*** ** Terra gets ship teases with Onion Knight, Cloud and Vaan. Vaan and Onion Knight appoint themselves her protectors, worrying about her safety and 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.



* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' lets you control the amount of ShipTease in your game with its [[RelationshipValues support conversations]]. Starting with the sixth game, each character has 3-7 characters they're compatible with and some of them might lead to a RelationshipUpgrade. The conversations for Support Levels C and B are the cute Ship Tease ones with 95% of the A level conversations being the actual declaration of love. Roy at first is the only one who can pair up with others and have it noted in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, but later on, this system extended to beyond the main lord.

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* ''Franchise/FireEmblem'' lets you ''you'' control the amount of ShipTease in your game with its [[RelationshipValues support conversations]]. Starting with the sixth game, each character has 3-7 characters they're compatible with and some of them might lead to a RelationshipUpgrade. The conversations for Support Levels C and B are the cute Ship Tease ones with 95% of the A level conversations being the actual declaration of love. Roy at first is the only one who can pair up with others and have it noted in the WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, but later on, this system extended to beyond the main lord.
12th Oct '17 7:21:07 PM LadyNorbert
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*** Much more subtle than either of his other two examples, but also sweeter and arguably more sincere, is Varric's flirtation with Bethany. He calls her "my lady Sunshine," has several bits of party banter in which he compliments her beauty, and is heavily implied to miss her after [[spoiler:she either dies, joins the Circle, or joins the Grey Wardens]] at the end of the first act.

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*** Much Somewhat more subtle than either of his other two examples, but also sweeter and arguably more sincere, is Varric's flirtation with Bethany. He calls her "my lady "Milady Sunshine," has several bits of party banter in which he compliments her beauty, and is heavily implied to miss her after [[spoiler:she either dies, joins the Circle, or joins the Grey Wardens]] at the end of the first act.



*** In addition to the various romance options, the Inquisitor can flirt with Scout Harding, who - if it happens often enough, will eventually flirt back. However, she's not a real romance option, much to the disappointment of fans, although ''Trespasser'' can potentially reveal that she and the Inquisitor did at least date a bit between the main game and the DLC.
*** The ''Descent'' DLC strongly hints at something between Shaper Valta and Legionnaire Renn. A war table operation concerning [[spoiler:his stolen remains]] after the DLC is finished only further adds to the curiosity.

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*** In addition to the various romance options, the Inquisitor can flirt with Scout Harding, who - if it happens often enough, enough - will eventually flirt back. However, she's not a real romance option, much to the disappointment of fans, although ''Trespasser'' can potentially reveal that she and the Inquisitor did at least date a bit between the main game and the DLC.
*** The ''Descent'' DLC strongly hints at something between Shaper Valta and Legionnaire Renn. A war table operation concerning [[spoiler:his stolen remains]] after the DLC is finished only further adds to the curiosity.
12th Oct '17 7:14:05 PM LadyNorbert
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* ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'': While [[OfficialCouple Kyle/Reala]] and [[SlapSlapKiss Loni/Nanaly]] are fairly straightforwardly confirmed, Judas and Harold don't have any deep and serious relationship arcs- But there are teasing moments with each other, like Judas awkwardly and uncharacteristically apologizing to Harold for not telling her [[ForegoneConclusion her brother was going to die on the day the Er'thers won the war]], then offering her a shoulder to cry on, a few times when he leaves the party to go check up on what she's doing, and his kind comments (for him, anyways) about her when others are making fun of her. Nanaly, the TeamMom, comes to the conclusion he misses her when she leaves the party for a while and he comments on sleeping better without her around. Harold, on her end, calls Judas "captivating", "interesting", and goes so far as to say it is rare to find someone on her level (when she calls most everyone else stupid). There's also a skit where she says she'd be most interested in dating someone on said level.
** There's also the third time you meet Philia, where she recounts [[spoiler: Leon's betrayal, saying having to fight him was the hardest part of her journey]], and Judas comforts her by saying [[spoiler: Leon didn't regret his decisions.]] It's implied she recognizes him after he speaks to her, which up to that point he was trying to avoid doing.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'''s creators probably knew that that shipping was inevitable, so they made RelationshipValues lead to MultipleEndings. Despite this, there are still scenes that favour the two main female leads more than the others; with the most blatant example being a skit that occurs in Welgaia between Lloyd and Sheena. When someone other than Colette or Sheena is your closest party member, the cutscenes are generally non-romantic, exploring various other types of relationships such as admiration and friendship; but a lot of people seemed to think they were all love options. In the sequel, the Raine and Presea options ''are'' promoted to full romantic levels.
** It helps that Presea looks like a young girl around Genis' age ([[spoiler:but is actually a woman who is a decade older than Lloyd]]), and Raine is Lloyd's teacher. The Genis/Presea and Regal/Presea ships often get teased; when Zelos suggests that Presea could fall in love with a much older man around Regal's age, Genis gets very defensive.
** Genis has a few moments himself where he seems [[ClingyJealousGirl very jealous]] when anyone else gets close to Lloyd. He'll seem hurt if you don't put him in your party on the occasions when the party has to split up. Meanwhile, when Mithos tells Genis he has to choose between him and Lloyd, Lloyd gets very uncharacteristically defensive in turn, almost yelling at Mithos.
** And although it never really comes up in the first game, TheAnimeOfTheGame and the sequel ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' both tease Regal/Raine pretty hard.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'' teases Tytree and Hilda quite aggressively, though Tytree denies being [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend interested in her in that way]] and Hilda's feelings on the matter are never clarified. And despite Veigue and Claire's [[ImpliedLoveInterest ambiguous relationship]], there's a bunch of BelligerentSexualTension[=/=]UnresolvedSexualTension between Veigue and Tytree.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', despite never really focusing on romance, does have a lot of fun teasing the fans. Yuri and Judith are openly flirtatious, Yuri goes to great lengths to save Estelle [[spoiler:from Alexei]], Karol keeps trying to impress Nan while Nan is very clearly hoping he does (Nan's dialogue when Karol fights her in the Colosseum is also very revealing; and it's implied in the credits they eventually end up with each other), [[LesYay Judith keeps telling the other girls they look cute...and then there's Rita and Estelle's very, very close friendship.]]
** Yuri and Flynn are also close, close friends. [[HeterosexualLifePartners Close]], [[HoYay close]]... "[[YaoiGuys friends]]."
** There's even a skit where Judith asks everyone about their ideal romantic partner -- Estelle starts waxing lyrical about romance novels, Karol describes someone who sounds suspiciously like Nan, and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments everyone else just says they want someone who isn't like Raven.]]
** And then there's all Raven's [[DirtyOldMan lusting]] after Judith.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' has Asbel and Sophie. Seven years before the game's events, they start by vowing to protect each other. Then after they reunite seven years later, there is a scene that has Asbel kneeling in front of Sophie, letting out his regrets for his failing her. Then, after Sophie regained her memories they [[strike:have a date]] have a little chit-chat at the place where they first met. And remember the 125th entry of TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches, "If any character in the game ever meets any other character standing alone at night looking at the moon, those two will eventually fall in love"? Despite this, Asbel still ends up with Cheria, his childhood friend. This is justified because [[spoiler:Sophie is not human, and that he officially adopts her as his ''daughter''.]] [[FanPreferredCouple Doesn't stop the shippers, though.]]
** Note: There's another person Asbel meets alone at night looking at the moon, and it's not Sophie or Cheria -- [[spoiler:it's [[HoYay Richard.]]]]
** This isn't half as bad as what the cruel, cruel writing team does with potential BetaCouple Hubert and Pascal. In the original game Hubert's crush on Pascal is mostly just implied in some skits, but in ''Lineage and Legacies'' they turn it UpToEleven. It's outright stated that Hubert is in love with her, and that's the reason he won't [[ArrangedMarriage marry the president of Strahta's daughter.]] Richard and Malik are constant [[ShipperOnDeck shippers on deck]] and tease Hubert about his crush ceaselessly. There's a half-dozen scenes where Hubert goes out of his way to shield Pascal from attacks. It's even implied by Fourier that Pascal might reciprocate his feelings, though she seems [[ObliviousToLove somewhat unaware of them]]. It gets to the point where Hubert [[spoiler: outright [[LoveConfession confesses]] to Pascal, "my every waking thought is consumed by you."]] AND THEN the game [[spoiler:yanks it away at the last minute with a MaybeEverAfter.]] [[TrollingCreator Goddamnit, Namco.]]
** It gets teased even further when the two show up as the cameo battle in ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts R''.
* While ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' has a pretty solid OfficialCouple established in Jude and Milla, there's still ''plenty'' of this for them and other characters. Leia admits that she's [[ChildhoodFriendRomance got a thing for her childhood friend]]. The ending also [[spoiler:features Milla [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascending to godhood]], which gives any of Jude's other ships a bit more weight.]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' did not let up on the shipteasing, either. The [[OfficialCouple official couples]] are still Jude and Milla. [[spoiler: And Ludger with Lara, with whom he'll eventually have [[KidFromTheFuture Elle]].]] Though the teasing is between practically everyone. Ludger and Jude tend to compliment each other, before blushing in embarrassed silence and Muzét pretty much ships herself with everyone. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBT9hmEq6cg This skit]] has her practically shipping herself strongly with Jude, as a shout-out to a moment in the previous game, Gaius and even Ludger. There are also some more-or-less heavy hints between Ludger and Alternate Milla, which was turned UpToEleven in the manga for the game [[spoiler: and resulted in TogetherInDeath]].
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' has a ton of shiptease for Sorey and Mikleo. [[WordOfGod Word Of God]] has said that Mikleo is Sorey's "one and only", and Sorey canonically finds Mikleo attractive (from [[http://jeredu.tumblr.com/post/132779646425/heres-the-skit-wicked-nekkid-wind-aka-the this skit]]) - not to mention his description of Mikleo from the novel:
-->Sorey flicked a glance at Mikleo who was walking by his side. Hair the color of pale aquamarine, skin so fair as to seem translucent, sophisticated violet eyes. Even from his prospective, Sorey thought there was a beauty to Mikleo that would draw the eyes of others.

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[[folder: Tales Of]]
Dragon Age]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'': While [[OfficialCouple Kyle/Reala]] and [[SlapSlapKiss Loni/Nanaly]] are fairly straightforwardly confirmed, Judas and Harold don't have any deep and serious relationship arcs- But there are teasing moments with each other, like Judas awkwardly and uncharacteristically apologizing to Harold for not ''Franchise/DragonAge'' franchise:
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins''
*** Shale in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' gets a
telling her [[ForegoneConclusion her brother was going to die on the day the Er'thers won the war]], then offering her a shoulder to cry on, a few times when he leaves the party to go check up on what she's doing, and his kind comments (for him, anyways) remark about how attractive Sten's body looks in battle, while he affectionately calls her when others are making fun of her. Nanaly, the TeamMom, comes "kadan", a term that means something like "close to the conclusion he misses her when she leaves heart" in the party for a while and he comments on sleeping better without her around. Harold, on her end, calls Judas "captivating", "interesting", and goes so far as to say it is rare to find someone on her level (when she calls most everyone else stupid). There's also a skit where she says she'd be most interested in dating someone on said level.
** There's also the third time you meet Philia, where she recounts [[spoiler: Leon's betrayal, saying having to fight him was the hardest part of her journey]], and Judas comforts her by saying [[spoiler: Leon didn't regret his decisions.]] It's implied she recognizes him after he speaks to her, which up to that point he was trying to avoid doing.
Qunari language.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'''s creators probably knew *** Zevran flirts with most AnythingThatMoves, but special mention must go to his soliloquizing to Morrigan (in a bet with either Alistair, Oghren, or Leliana) about her beauty that that shipping was inevitable, so they made RelationshipValues lead to MultipleEndings. Despite this, there are still scenes that favour would "turn the two main female leads more than eye of the others; with the most blatant example being a skit that occurs in Welgaia between Lloyd and Sheena. When someone other than Colette or Sheena is your closest party member, the cutscenes are generally non-romantic, exploring various other types of relationships such as admiration and friendship; but a lot of people seemed to think they were all love options. In the sequel, the Raine and Presea options ''are'' promoted to full romantic levels.
** It helps that Presea looks like a young girl around Genis' age ([[spoiler:but is actually a woman who is a decade older than Lloyd]]), and Raine is Lloyd's teacher. The Genis/Presea and Regal/Presea ships often get teased; when Zelos suggests that Presea could fall in love with a much older man around Regal's age, Genis gets very defensive.
** Genis has a few moments himself where he seems [[ClingyJealousGirl very jealous]] when anyone else gets close to Lloyd. He'll seem hurt if you don't put him in your party on the occasions when the party has to split up. Meanwhile, when Mithos tells Genis he has to choose between him and Lloyd, Lloyd gets very uncharacteristically defensive in turn, almost yelling at Mithos.
** And although it never really comes up in the first game, TheAnimeOfTheGame and the sequel ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' both tease Regal/Raine pretty hard.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'' teases Tytree and Hilda quite aggressively, though Tytree denies being [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend interested in her in that way]] and Hilda's feelings on the matter are never clarified. And despite Veigue and Claire's [[ImpliedLoveInterest ambiguous relationship]], there's a bunch of BelligerentSexualTension[=/=]UnresolvedSexualTension between Veigue and Tytree.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', despite never really focusing on romance, does have a lot of fun teasing the fans. Yuri and Judith are openly flirtatious, Yuri goes to great lengths to save Estelle [[spoiler:from Alexei]], Karol keeps trying to impress Nan while Nan is very clearly hoping he does (Nan's dialogue when Karol fights her in the Colosseum is
Maker Himself." There's also very revealing; his leering at Wynne in particular and it's implied in the credits they eventually end up with each other), [[LesYay Judith keeps telling the other girls they look cute...and then there's Rita and Estelle's very, very close friendship.]]
** Yuri and Flynn are also close, close friends. [[HeterosexualLifePartners Close]], [[HoYay close]]... "[[YaoiGuys friends]].
her "magical bosom."
** There's even a skit where Judith asks everyone about their ideal romantic partner -- Estelle *** Hilariously, if the Warden is female and on good terms with Oghren, he will at one point get so drunk that he starts waxing lyrical about hitting on her - but then pass out before anything comes of it.
*** One of the options for the Warden to learn the Duelist specialization from Isabela is to sleep with her instead of beating her in a card game. Depending on who's in the active party and what their relationship is with the Warden, this may also involve Alistair, Zevran, and/or Leliana.
*** In the ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]]'' expansion, despite there being no
romance novels, Karol describes someone options, Nathaniel and Velanna's conversations contain a lot of BelligerentSexualTension, while Anders and a female Warden can engage in their fair share of flirting. Averted in the case of Oghren and Sigrun, where any UnresolvedSexualTension is merely a figment of Oghren's booze-addled imagination.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII''
*** Bethany will become flustered around Sebastian, if his DLC is installed, and he happily flirts with her if not romanced.
*** Carver has a very obvious crush on Merrill,
who sounds suspiciously like Nan, and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments everyone else just says they want someone who isn't like Raven.]]
** And then there's all Raven's [[DirtyOldMan lusting]] after Judith.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' has Asbel and Sophie. Seven years before the game's events, they start
is possibly oblivious to it.
*** Aveline cannot be romanced
by vowing to protect each other. Then after they reunite seven years later, Hawke, but there is a scene that has Asbel kneeling in front of Sophie, letting out his regrets for his failing her. Then, after Sophie regained her memories they [[strike:have a date]] have a little chit-chat at the place where they first met. And remember the 125th entry of TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches, "If any character point in the game ever meets any where Hawke can flirt with her. She fails to catch on and it doesn't go anywhere.
*** If neither of them are romanced, Fenris and Isabela develop a FriendsWithBenefits relationship by the third act.
*** Hawke and Varric can flirt, with Varric even acknowledging that his friend is very attractive, but it's treated more like a running joke between them than anything.
*** Varric also flirts with Isabela. This too is treated mostly as a joke, centered in part around Varric's chest hair.
*** Much more subtle than either of his
other character standing alone at night looking two examples, but also sweeter and arguably more sincere, is Varric's flirtation with Bethany. He calls her "my lady Sunshine," has several bits of party banter in which he compliments her beauty, and is heavily implied to miss her after [[spoiler:she either dies, joins the Circle, or joins the Grey Wardens]] at the moon, those two end of the first act.
*** At the end of Zevran's quest, if Isabela is in the active party and not in a romance with Hawke, they will go off together to hook up. Alternately, if Hawke is single, s/he may hook up with Zevran instead, optionally including Isabela.
*** The ''Mark of the Assassin'' DLC also brings us a brief possible romance between Tallis and Hawke.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''
*** In addition to the various romance options, the Inquisitor can flirt with Scout Harding, who - if it happens often enough,
will eventually fall in love"? Despite this, Asbel still ends up with Cheria, his childhood friend. This is justified because [[spoiler:Sophie is not human, and that he officially adopts her as his ''daughter''.]] [[FanPreferredCouple Doesn't stop the shippers, though.]]
** Note: There's another person Asbel meets alone at night looking at the moon, and it's not Sophie or Cheria -- [[spoiler:it's [[HoYay Richard.]]]]
** This isn't half as bad as what the cruel, cruel writing team does with potential BetaCouple Hubert and Pascal. In the original game Hubert's crush on Pascal is mostly just implied in some skits, but in ''Lineage and Legacies'' they turn it UpToEleven. It's outright stated that Hubert is in love with her, and that's the reason he won't [[ArrangedMarriage marry the president of Strahta's daughter.]] Richard and Malik are constant [[ShipperOnDeck shippers on deck]] and tease Hubert about his crush ceaselessly. There's a half-dozen scenes where Hubert goes out of his way to shield Pascal from attacks. It's even implied by Fourier that Pascal might reciprocate his feelings, though she seems [[ObliviousToLove somewhat unaware of them]]. It gets to the point where Hubert [[spoiler: outright [[LoveConfession confesses]] to Pascal, "my every waking thought is consumed by you."]] AND THEN the game [[spoiler:yanks it away at the last minute with a MaybeEverAfter.]] [[TrollingCreator Goddamnit, Namco.]]
** It gets teased even further when the two show up as the cameo battle in ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts R''.
* While ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' has a pretty solid OfficialCouple established in Jude and Milla, there's still ''plenty'' of this for them and other characters. Leia admits that
flirt back. However, she's [[ChildhoodFriendRomance got not a thing for her childhood friend]]. The ending also [[spoiler:features Milla [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascending real romance option, much to godhood]], which gives any the disappointment of Jude's other ships fans, although ''Trespasser'' can potentially reveal that she and the Inquisitor did at least date a bit more weight.]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' did not let up on the shipteasing, either. The [[OfficialCouple official couples]] are still Jude and Milla. [[spoiler: And Ludger with Lara, with whom he'll eventually have [[KidFromTheFuture Elle]].]] Though the teasing is
between practically everyone. Ludger the main game and Jude tend to compliment each other, before blushing in embarrassed silence and Muzét pretty much ships herself with everyone. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBT9hmEq6cg This skit]] has her practically shipping herself the DLC.
*** The ''Descent'' DLC
strongly with Jude, as a shout-out to a moment in the previous game, Gaius and even Ludger. There are also some more-or-less heavy hints at something between Ludger Shaper Valta and Alternate Milla, which was turned UpToEleven in Legionnaire Renn. A war table operation concerning [[spoiler:his stolen remains]] after the manga for DLC is finished only further adds to the game [[spoiler: and resulted in TogetherInDeath]].
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' has a ton of shiptease for Sorey and Mikleo. [[WordOfGod Word Of God]] has said that Mikleo is Sorey's "one and only", and Sorey canonically finds Mikleo attractive (from [[http://jeredu.tumblr.com/post/132779646425/heres-the-skit-wicked-nekkid-wind-aka-the this skit]]) - not to mention his description of Mikleo from the novel:
-->Sorey flicked a glance at Mikleo who was walking by his side. Hair the color of pale aquamarine, skin so fair as to seem translucent, sophisticated violet eyes. Even from his prospective, Sorey thought there was a beauty to Mikleo that would draw the eyes of others.
curiosity.



[[folder: Final Fantasy]]
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' franchise:
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'':
*** One would be forgiven for mistaking Locke rescuing Terra in the opening minutes and his promise to stay with her until her memory returns as a RescueRomance, but he quickly moves on to form [[MaybeEverAfter the closest thing]] the game has to an OfficialCouple with Celes.
*** Terra also gets a Ship Tease scene on an actual ''ship'' with first General Leo, then Shadow.
*** [[CasanovaWannabe Edgar]] gets at least one moment of teasing with every female party member, including [[{{Moe}} Relm]] of all people. [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the translation]], he either has the decency to act {{squick}}ed about it or else implies a JailbaitWait.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
*** There is a micro-DatingSim where one of the three girls ([[GayOption and Barret]]) can go on a date with Cloud.
*** Tifa's introduced in a BaitAndSwitch where we're meant to think she's the mother of Cloud's child, before we realise the little girl is actually Barret's. Immediately after, she and Cloud reminisce about a [[ThePromise promise under the stars]] they had when they were kids. When Cloud tells the story of Nibelheim, he goes in her room and pokes around in her bedroom, and teases Tifa by pretending to have gone through her drawers (which makes her cross).
*** Aeris tells Cloud that if he acts as her bodyguard she'll go out with him, and we don't know if Cloud's participation is out of hatred for the Shinra or a desire for a date. Cait Sith looks at Cloud and Aeris's horoscopes and [[ShipperOnDeck determines that they'd be a perfect match]] [[spoiler:just before she leaves your party and is killed by Sephiroth]].
*** Yuffie will kiss Cloud if you take her on the Gondola.
*** Barret gets a lot of HoYay with Cloud, getting moved when Cloud talks with him about politics and nervously apologising to him after realising he's not all bad. If the player chooses to have Cloud compliment Barret's sailor suit ("a [[TheBear bear]] wearing a marshmallow"), they'll later find Barret locked in a room with a mirror, checking himself out. He even gets GayBravado flirting and the opportunity to date Cloud.
*** It even has instances of ShipTease with random male characters, like Mukki and Don Corneo.
*** Barret and Tifa get teased throughout, but particularly in the second disc where Aeris is gone and Tifa becomes Cloud's primary love interest. He gets jealous of her feelings towards Cloud, though it's unclear if it's because of his confused feelings about Cloud in general. She helps him look after his daughter, he calls her 'some kinda lady'...
*** The Turks get a bit. Rude admits to liking Tifa. Tseng asks Elena out for dinner, but has a certain amount of involvement with Aeris, who Reno says he 'likes'. Aeris doesn't seem interested, but she doesn't seem all that scared of him either, and she expresses attachment to him when she finds his unconscious body, saying he's one of the only people who really knows her.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'':
*** Tidus and Auron seemed to flirt a bit in Luca during Auron's reappearance. Between Auron saying things like [[DoubleEntendre "Come or don't come. It's your decision,"]] and Tidus assuming the position shortly thereafter, the UST was palpable. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAQmzOzh_yA See 6:15 and 6:38-7:00.]])
*** Depending on your [[RelationshipValues affection rating]], you can have Tidus outright tell Lulu or Rikku that he would rather have them in Guadosalam. Rikku will get a little weirded out (which makes sense given she and Tidus are LikeBrotherAndSister) while Lulu simply says "hmm, I could add you to my list."
*** Lulu gets teased with Wakka quite a bit since she used to date his brother. [[spoiler:Then come the sequel, they're an OfficialCouple with a baby on the way.]]
*** Rikku also gets a ShipTease with Gippal in ''X-2''. An optional conversation has him saying the two "were quite the couple", though Rikku denies it. However she shows plenty of signs throughout the game such as ordering everyone to go and rescue him. The two are also seen leaving the Farplane together at the end.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'':
*** It's subtle, but there is a little shipteasing between [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Balthier and Fran]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIIRevenantWings''. When Tomas is trying to woo Fran, she mentions that Balthier's methods were different. You might also count the scene in the Pharos when the Sun Cryst explodes from the original game as rather shippy. Balthier's lines regarding Fran always have some kind of sexual undertone to them (but hey, don't all his lines?)
--->'''Balthier:''' "No one knows men like Fran does."
--->'''Balthier:''' "I always knew Fran didn't take well to being tied up. I just never knew how much. How about you?"
:::: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIZ0cBZfO_c#t=2m10s This scene]] is also fairly shippy.
--->'''Fran''' (''cupping Balthier's cheek''): "Hadn't you best be off? That's what a sky pirate does, you fly, don't you?"
--->'''Balthier''' (''holding Fran's hand''): I suppose you'd better hang on then."
*** There's also some Ship Teases for Balthier/Ashe too, especially in the original game. During a scene closer to the end of the game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTXIe7Bv1HY he seems rather agitated when Al-Cid flirts with her, prompting Fran to give him a knowing look.]] Also, in the scene in which [[spoiler:Balthier is risking his life to stop the Bahamut from destroying Rabanastre Ashe seems particularly scared that he might die, ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ultjsCoYXlo especially in the original Japanese version]]) The following is a translation of some of the scene:]]
--->'''Ashe:''' [[spoiler:"You... do you understand what you are doing?"]]
--->'''Balthier:''' [[spoiler:"[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Princess, there's no need for worry. Who do you think I am? I'm the hero of the story. And the hero never dies.]]"]]
--->'''Ashe:''' [[spoiler:"Please, Balthier, hurry and get out of the Bahamut! [[CannotSpitItOut Please. If you die... if you die... I...]]"]]
--->[[spoiler:(''as the Strahl blasts away'')]]
--->'''Ashe:''' [[spoiler:"BALTHIER!!!!"]]
*** Ashe and Basch is also plausible. In the ending, Penelo writes to Larsa, and she tells him how she hopes Basch will see Ashe because she thinks Ashe misses him (which Basch reads after Larsa hands him the letter).
*** Penelo also gets a lot of scenes with Larsa in the first game, which could be construed as this, and they certainly seem to feel affectionately for each other.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'':
*** Aside from [[OfficialCouple Serah and Snow]], the rest is all up to interpretation, the biggest source of tease coming from [[TokenMiniMoe Vanille]] and [[TallDarkAndSnarky Fang]], whose relationship is so laden with LesYay their AmbiguouslyGay status is barely ambiguous at all.
*** ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' has a ''lot'' of [[TeenGenius Hope]]/[[BrokenBird Lightning]] tease. [[spoiler:Hope giving up the chance to be reborn with his parents in favor of saving Lightning, or Lightning desperately trying to grab his hand as his body disintegrates, are just a few of many examples.]] The rest (and, again, there's a ''lot'') can be found on the game's main trope page.
*** There's also this line, which is a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall's promise]] [[OfficialCouple to Rinoa]].
--->'''Hope''' (''to Lightning''): "Even if the entire world hates you, I'll always be by your side."
** ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy]]'':
*** A series of scenes involves [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Firion]] trying to approach [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning]] to talk to her, only for a string of {{Moment Killer}}s to scare him off. It turns out he lost his rose and she found it, and he's trying to ask for it back but is embarrassed about the HotBlooded rebel having to ask the resident ActionGirl for his flower (in his exact words, "a grown man asking for his flower back..."). However, the subtext is very thin, and is complete with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil]] appointing himself Firion's [[ShipperOnDeck wingman]].
*** And then when he finally ''does'' get to talk to her, the Ship Tease still goes strong as Lightning returns it to him and notes that for both of them, the sight of that rose is the key to their memories[[labelnote:explanation]]In Firion's case, the phrase "Wild Rose" is a ContinuityNod to the Wild Rose Rebellion that Firion and his friends were a part of; in Lightning's case, her Eidolon-summoning crystal was shaped like a rose, and splitting it caused a shower of rose petals[[/labelnote]], and asks him to keep it safe because when he remembers everything, she might need it back for help with the same. He watches her leave with a dreamy smile.
*** Terra gets ship teases with Onion Knight, Cloud and Vaan. Vaan and Onion Knight appoint themselves her protectors, worrying about her safety and 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.
[[/folder]]



[[folder: Mass Effect]]
* The romantic interactions with Samara in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' seem to be going somewhere, but then she [[AlmostKiss pulls away when you are about to kiss her]], and the relationship ends up going nowhere.
** There's also a [[TooDumbToLive short-lived]] ship tease between Shepard and Morinth.
** Shiala, if she survives ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', comes back in the sequel and is visibly attracted to Shepard, but nothing comes out of it.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', James Vega flirts with a female Shepard, but it never goes further than that. In the Citadel DLC, this possibly turns into a one night stand.
** Tali gets flustered around a female Shepard, but she is only a romance option for male Shepard.
** Largely lampshaded with Mordin Solus in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', but only if you speak to him enough times and you're either in no current romance or are loyal to one from the first game. It could be assumed this is a playful jab from the writers at those who ship their player character with [[AnythingThatMoves everyone]], but it certainly hasn't stopped people from assuming that Mordin might actually be serious about the possibility of him [[UnusualEuphemism "trying Shepard."]]
** In the final ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' DLC "Citadel", you throw a party for the crew. During the course of the party, depending on who is alive/present and your relationship status at the time, you can see: Ashley and Vega flirting with each other, EDI making extensive comments on Traynor's [[ArousedByTheirVoice attraction to her voice]], Shepard can comment on Jack and Miranda's BelligerentSexualTension, Zaeed displays a blatant crush on Samara, Shepard's own teasing with Samara can go even further, and Shepard can have a one night stand with [[spoiler:''Javik'', of all people]] (which they will ''[[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never speak of again]]''). Tali meanwhile ends up drunk in the bathroom, suggesting a relationship with male Shepard, Garrus, or Garrus and FemShep depending on pairings.
** We see a few examples of Kasumi's [[CovertPervert interest]] in Jacob, from her haiku in Lair of the Shadow Broker, to her comments in the third game, about how Shepard might stand a chance recruiting her again if Jacob was still around. In fact, the relationship between Jacob and [=FemShep=] could be seen as a Ship Tease since in ''[=ME3=]'', he's [[spoiler:ditched her in favour of Brynn Cole.]]

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[[folder: Mass Effect]]
Kingdom Hearts]]
* The romantic interactions ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Hilarious given that it's a NoHuggingNoKissing game -- Nomura (and Nojima) are screwing with Samara in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' seem to be going somewhere, but then she [[AlmostKiss pulls away when you are about to kiss her]], us all, and the relationship ends up going nowhere.
shipper wars they have given birth to are incredible to behold.
** The most famous and cited instance of teasing occurs when [[spoiler:[[HoYay Sora held Riku's hand]], kneeled before him, and began crying, all the while sobbing "I looked everywhere for you!"]] In context, though, it's NotWhatItLooksLike.
** There's also the numerous scenes between [[OfficialCouple Kairi and Sora]]. At one point Sora imagines himself dancing with her, and towards the end they share a [[TooDumbToLive short-lived]] ship heartfelt hug.
*** The cover art for ''Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix'' makes it appear as though Kairi is flirting with Sora.
** ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance 3D]]'', in a rare, canon instance of {{Crossover Ship}}ping (thanks to the inclusion of ''[[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou TWEWY]]'' characters), has a bit of [[TroubledButCute Riku]][=/=][[TheTease Shiki]]. This is lampshaded by Shiki asking if he's her {{knight in shining armor}}, which immediately flusters Riku.
** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' has more than a good amount of
tease between Shepard [[AntiHero Terra]] and Morinth.
** Shiala, if she survives ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', comes back in the sequel and is visibly attracted to Shepard, but nothing comes out of it.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', James Vega flirts
[[LadyOfWar Aqua]], with a female Shepard, but it never goes further than that. In the Citadel DLC, this possibly turns most prominent being [[spoiler:how she [[HeroicSacrifice jumps into a one night stand.
** Tali gets flustered around a female Shepard, but she
to what is only a romance option for male Shepard.
** Largely lampshaded
essentially]] {{Hell}} [[HeroicSacrifice to save him]]]].
-->'''Aqua:''' [[spoiler:"I'm
with Mordin Solus in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', but only if you speak to him enough times and you're either in no current romance or are loyal to one from the first game. It could be assumed this is a playful jab from the writers at those who ship their player character with [[AnythingThatMoves everyone]], but it certainly hasn't stopped people from assuming that Mordin might actually be serious about the possibility of him [[UnusualEuphemism "trying Shepard."]]
** In the final ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' DLC "Citadel", you throw a party for the crew. During the course of the party, depending on who is alive/present and your relationship status at the time, you can see: Ashley and Vega flirting with each other, EDI making extensive comments on Traynor's [[ArousedByTheirVoice attraction to her voice]], Shepard can comment on Jack and Miranda's BelligerentSexualTension, Zaeed displays a blatant crush on Samara, Shepard's own teasing with Samara can go even further, and Shepard can have a one night stand with [[spoiler:''Javik'', of all people]] (which they will ''[[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never speak of again]]''). Tali meanwhile ends up drunk in the bathroom, suggesting a relationship with male Shepard, Garrus, or Garrus and FemShep depending on pairings.
** We see a few examples of Kasumi's [[CovertPervert interest]] in Jacob, from her haiku in Lair of the Shadow Broker, to her comments in the third game, about how Shepard might stand a chance recruiting her again if Jacob was still around. In fact, the relationship between Jacob and [=FemShep=] could be seen as a Ship Tease since in ''[=ME3=]'', he's [[spoiler:ditched her in favour of Brynn Cole.]]
you!"]]



[[folder: Sonic The Hedgehog series]]
* For a series that tends to avoid the topic of relationships in the games (except for Amy, who is... [[ClingyJealousGirl rather clingy]] and it seems one-sided), ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has been known to ship tease a few times. Knuckles and Rouge in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', for starters. Then there's the end of ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}'', where Sonic and Blaze [[HeldGaze have a long stare at each other]] and are trying to hold on to each other as long as possible before they get separated -- Sonic's holding on with both hands. It's as if they're both reluctant to part ways.
** And then there's ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles''. Being a turn-based RPG by Bioware, it's hardly surprising that you can pursue optional dialogues with your various allies. Sonic/Amy is well-supported, Sonic/Rouge is hinted at if you're sarcastic with Amy, but the real tease is Knuckles/Shade towards the end. Knuckles could just be relieved that he's not the LastOfHisKind anymore, but it could also be something more specific.
** Multiple games have nods towards Sonic/Blaze, including ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Black Knight]]''. At this point it's possible both of them are suffering from CannotSpitItOut. (Although due to Sonic's characterization as a ChasteHero, the implications of romance aren't as simple in this series.) But taking into account how some of their interactions fit right into RuleOfRomantic, Blaze seems to be what is actually an ImpliedLoveInterest for him.
** ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' has Sonic feeling depressed after Amy didn't recognize him as a werehog, thinking she mistook him for someone else again.
** Silver's story ending in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' could be seen by some as a Silver/Blaze ship tease, the ending scene shows to the player how much they actually cared for each other right before [[spoiler:Blaze's sacrifice to seal Iblis and save the future]]. Possibly averted however, as [[http://s10.postimg.org/wd9y75sah/Blaze06biosjap.png Blaze's official character bio]] (Japanese) for ''Sonic '06'' states that they both shared [[LikeBrotherAndSister a brother and sister relationship]].
*** Also in Sonic 06, some Silver x Amy shippers have jumped at the chance when they saw how cute the scenes with said characters were.
** Shipping strikes again in ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom''. While the games are left ambiguous for now, two episodes register as Sonamy episodes; one has Amy ask Tails to shut down a mind-reading robot before it voices her deepest desire (ItMakesSenseInContext), while another has Sonic stammering when Knuckles implies that Amy's preparing for a date, the context being that he may be secretly jealous. A third has the cast finding and reading [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls Amy's fanfiction]], but goes into no further detail on what that is.
** Also happens in ''SonicX'' with Vector and Vanilla.
** Shadow and Rouge may be closer to TrueCompanions, but even they get this from time to time. In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', he saves her life and gets all Tsundere about it. In ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'', Rouge returns the favour, referring to him as a "Prince" and telling him that he's, "Not bad looking." There's also the scene in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' where she tells him she'll always be by his side (or if you're playing in Japanese, that he always has friends he can rely on). And ''VideoGames/SonicRivals'' does this too. Shadow is rapidly getting worried about Rouge when she gets trapped in a card, to the point where he says 'that card's mine' [aka, 'Rouge is mine']. Then in the final cutscene, Rouge gets particularly flirty with Shadow, where she says 'that's my Shadow, why don't we get a peek into our future?' Shadow wants to decline, but Rouge keeps insisting and we don't know if Shadow gave in or not. But this is Rouge, so... you never know.
** This happens in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' as well, with, of all pairings, Shadow/Amy. If you complete the dark missions prior to Amy's mission, then do hers and the hero missions until the end, said pathway is called 'The Miracle of Love'. In the last story, Amy is practically swooning over Shadow in this exchange:
-->'''Rouge:''' I hope he's ok.\\
'''Amy Rose:''' I'm sure he's fine, Rouge. After all, he ''is'' Shadow.

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[[folder: Sonic The Hedgehog Legend of Zelda series]]
* For a series In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' franchise, due to the fact that tends to avoid the topic of relationships in the games (except for Amy, who is... [[ClingyJealousGirl rather clingy]] and it seems one-sided), ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has been known to ship tease it's canon that each Link is essentially a few times. Knuckles and Rouge in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', for starters. Then different version unless otherwise noted, there's plenty of room for shipping with the end various ladies he meets on his quest.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' did its share
of ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}'', where Sonic Ship Teasing. Between the little come-back-safely speech Ilia gives to Link (complete with appropriate music swelling in the background), the hand-holding scene between Link and Blaze [[HeldGaze have a long stare at each other]] and are trying to hold on to each other as long as possible Zelda before they get separated -- Sonic's holding on the final battle, and the heartstring-tugging farewell by [[spoiler:Midna]] in which she almost says something emotional to Link, the shippers had a field day... especially considering that Link's a HeroicMime with both hands. It's as if they're both reluctant no dialogue to offer clues.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'' is dripping with this for Link and Zelda.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' also seems to be heading in the Link/Zelda direction, to the point of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR6tYh4IL9w an official trailer]]'' detailing their romantic chemistry. They even somewhat trick shippers into thinking a kiss is a
part ways.
of a ceremony.
** And then ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' was the game that first got the shippers into a frenzy:
*** Nabooru's "Promise" to Young Link, which gets a sight less ambiguous when she muses that she should have kept it in light of how handsome he grew up to be.
*** Talon asking Link if he wants to marry Malon and the Gossip Stone which says she wishes for a knight in shining armor to sweep her off her feet.
*** Both of Saria's goodbyes to Link.
*** Ruto actually [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise getting engaged to Link]], the scene in which it happens dripping with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything subtext]].
*** There tends to be an underlying vibe to any scene with Link and Zelda in it, and he's shown (and implied via dialogue) to be quite motivated to protect her. In particular,
there's ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles''. Being a turn-based RPG by Bioware, it's hardly surprising that you can pursue optional dialogues with your various allies. Sonic/Amy is well-supported, Sonic/Rouge is hinted at if you're sarcastic with Amy, but the real tease is Knuckles/Shade towards the end. Knuckles could just be relieved that he's not the LastOfHisKind anymore, but it could also be something more specific.
** Multiple games have nods towards Sonic/Blaze, including ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the Black Knight]]''. At this point it's possible both
great deal of them are suffering from CannotSpitItOut. (Although due to Sonic's characterization as a ChasteHero, the implications of romance aren't as simple unspoken emotion in this series.) But taking into account how some of their interactions fit right into RuleOfRomantic, Blaze seems last scene together, to be what is actually an ImpliedLoveInterest for him.
** ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' has Sonic feeling depressed after Amy didn't recognize him
interpreted as a werehog, thinking she mistook him for someone else again.
** Silver's story ending in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' could be seen by some as a Silver/Blaze ship tease, the ending scene shows to
the player how much they wills.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' teases Link/Zelda, Link/Medli, and Link/Mila.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'': "You got Marin! [[UnusualEuphemism Is this your big chance]]?"
** In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', there's Link/Zelda, Link/Cia, and Link/Lana.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' had quite a few options.
*** Zelda acts very VideoGame/{{Tsundere}} towards Link in the beginning, because she resented [[spoiler:how he was chosen to be TheHero long before her powers could develop]]. Her diary states she does feel guilty for snapping at him, though it only makes her more angry with herself. After Link rescues her, [[RescueRomance she looks at him as though seeing him for the first time and soon starts getting to know him, realizing she was wrong to act distant and the two became inseperable]]. A sidequest reveals that she
actually cared is in love with Link, as she turns down someone's love and tells them that she is already in love (with Link). [[spoiler:One recovered memory contains a FreezeFrameBonus of Zelda [[RedStringOfFate momentarily grasping Link's pinkie with her thumb and forefinger]]]]. Her love for each other him also [[spoiler: activates her dormant powers]]. This also ends up appeasing a bunch of Zelda/Link Shippers.
*** Mipha was a childhood friend of Link's who is out
right stated to have feelings for Link, just like the previously mentioned Ruto. [[spoiler:Too bad she died before [[spoiler:Blaze's sacrifice to seal Iblis and save the future]]. Possibly averted however, as [[http://s10.postimg.org/wd9y75sah/Blaze06biosjap.png Blaze's official character bio]] (Japanese) for ''Sonic '06'' states that they both shared [[LikeBrotherAndSister a brother and sister relationship]].
she could confess.]]
*** Also in Sonic 06, some Silver x Amy shippers have jumped at the chance when they saw how cute the scenes with said characters were.
** Shipping strikes again in ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom''. While the games are left ambiguous for now, two episodes register as Sonamy episodes; one
Paya has Amy ask Tails to shut down a mind-reading robot before it voices an obvious crush on Link, but her deepest desire (ItMakesSenseInContext), while another has Sonic stammering when Knuckles diary implies that Amy's preparing for a date, the context being that he may be secretly jealous. A third has the cast finding and reading [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls Amy's fanfiction]], but goes into no further detail on what that is.
** Also happens in ''SonicX''
she'd live with Vector and Vanilla.
** Shadow and Rouge may be closer to TrueCompanions, but even they get this from time to time. In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', he saves her life and gets all Tsundere about it. In ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'', Rouge returns
the favour, referring to him as a "Prince" and telling him that he's, "Not bad looking." There's also the scene in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' where she tells him she'll always be by his side (or heartache if you're playing in Japanese, that he always has friends he can rely on). And ''VideoGames/SonicRivals'' does this too. Shadow is rapidly getting worried about Rouge when she gets trapped in a card, to the point where he says 'that card's mine' [aka, 'Rouge is mine']. Then in the final cutscene, Rouge gets particularly flirty with Shadow, where she says 'that's my Shadow, why don't we get a peek into our future?' Shadow wants to decline, but Rouge keeps insisting and we don't know if Shadow gave in or not. But this is Rouge, so... you never know.
** This happens in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' as well, with, of all pairings, Shadow/Amy. If you complete the dark missions prior to Amy's mission, then do hers and the hero missions until the end, said pathway is called 'The Miracle of Love'. In the last story, Amy is practically swooning over Shadow in this exchange:
-->'''Rouge:''' I hope he's ok.\\
'''Amy Rose:''' I'm sure he's fine, Rouge. After all, he ''is'' Shadow.
choose Zelda.



[[folder: Mass Effect]]
* The romantic interactions with Samara in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'' seem to be going somewhere, but then she [[AlmostKiss pulls away when you are about to kiss her]], and the relationship ends up going nowhere.
** There's also a [[TooDumbToLive short-lived]] ship tease between Shepard and Morinth.
** Shiala, if she survives ''VideoGame/MassEffect1'', comes back in the sequel and is visibly attracted to Shepard, but nothing comes out of it.
** In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', James Vega flirts with a female Shepard, but it never goes further than that. In the Citadel DLC, this possibly turns into a one night stand.
** Tali gets flustered around a female Shepard, but she is only a romance option for male Shepard.
** Largely lampshaded with Mordin Solus in ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'', but only if you speak to him enough times and you're either in no current romance or are loyal to one from the first game. It could be assumed this is a playful jab from the writers at those who ship their player character with [[AnythingThatMoves everyone]], but it certainly hasn't stopped people from assuming that Mordin might actually be serious about the possibility of him [[UnusualEuphemism "trying Shepard."]]
** In the final ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' DLC "Citadel", you throw a party for the crew. During the course of the party, depending on who is alive/present and your relationship status at the time, you can see: Ashley and Vega flirting with each other, EDI making extensive comments on Traynor's [[ArousedByTheirVoice attraction to her voice]], Shepard can comment on Jack and Miranda's BelligerentSexualTension, Zaeed displays a blatant crush on Samara, Shepard's own teasing with Samara can go even further, and Shepard can have a one night stand with [[spoiler:''Javik'', of all people]] (which they will ''[[LetUsNeverSpeakOfThisAgain never speak of again]]''). Tali meanwhile ends up drunk in the bathroom, suggesting a relationship with male Shepard, Garrus, or Garrus and FemShep depending on pairings.
** We see a few examples of Kasumi's [[CovertPervert interest]] in Jacob, from her haiku in Lair of the Shadow Broker, to her comments in the third game, about how Shepard might stand a chance recruiting her again if Jacob was still around. In fact, the relationship between Jacob and [=FemShep=] could be seen as a Ship Tease since in ''[=ME3=]'', he's [[spoiler:ditched her in favour of Brynn Cole.]]
[[/folder]]



[[folder: Kingdom Hearts]]
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Hilarious given that it's a NoHuggingNoKissing game -- Nomura (and Nojima) are screwing with us all, and the shipper wars they have given birth to are incredible to behold.
** The most famous and cited instance of teasing occurs when [[spoiler:[[HoYay Sora held Riku's hand]], kneeled before him, and began crying, all the while sobbing "I looked everywhere for you!"]] In context, though, it's NotWhatItLooksLike.
** There's the numerous scenes between [[OfficialCouple Kairi and Sora]]. At one point Sora imagines himself dancing with her, and towards the end they share a heartfelt hug.
*** The cover art for ''Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix'' makes it appear as though Kairi is flirting with Sora.
** ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance 3D]]'', in a rare, canon instance of {{Crossover Ship}}ping (thanks to the inclusion of ''[[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou TWEWY]]'' characters), has a bit of [[TroubledButCute Riku]][=/=][[TheTease Shiki]]. This is lampshaded by Shiki asking if he's her {{knight in shining armor}}, which immediately flusters Riku.
** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' has more than a good amount of tease between [[AntiHero Terra]] and [[LadyOfWar Aqua]], with the most prominent being [[spoiler:how she [[HeroicSacrifice jumps into to what is essentially]] {{Hell}} [[HeroicSacrifice to save him]]]].
-->'''Aqua:''' [[spoiler:"I'm with you!"]]

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[[folder: Kingdom Hearts]]
Senran Kagura series]]
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII''. Hilarious given Imu is canonically in love with Miyabi, who doesn't seem to return her feelings...but replies to Imu's promise of UndyingLoyalty with "I'll hold you to that", becomes distressed (during her ''Estival'' heart storyline) at the thought that it's a NoHuggingNoKissing game -- Nomura (and Nojima) are screwing with us all, Imu doesn't find her attractive, and the shipper wars they have given birth to are incredible to behold.
** The most famous and cited instance of teasing occurs when [[spoiler:[[HoYay Sora held Riku's hand]], kneeled before him, and began crying, all the while sobbing "I looked everywhere for you!"]] In context, though, it's NotWhatItLooksLike.
** There's the numerous scenes between [[OfficialCouple Kairi and Sora]]. At one point Sora imagines himself dancing with her, and towards the end they share a heartfelt hug.
*** The cover art for ''Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Remix'' makes it appear as though Kairi is flirting with Sora.
** ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance 3D]]'', in a rare, canon instance of {{Crossover Ship}}ping (thanks to the inclusion of ''[[VideoGame/TheWorldEndsWithYou TWEWY]]'' characters), has a bit of [[TroubledButCute Riku]][=/=][[TheTease Shiki]]. This is lampshaded by Shiki asking if he's
risks her {{knight in shining armor}}, which immediately flusters Riku.
** ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsBirthBySleep'' has more than a good amount of tease between [[AntiHero Terra]] and [[LadyOfWar Aqua]], with the most prominent being [[spoiler:how she [[HeroicSacrifice jumps into
life to what [[spoiler:defeat Imu's SuperpoweredEvilSide]], so either way their relationship is essentially]] {{Hell}} [[HeroicSacrifice definitely open to save him]]]].
-->'''Aqua:''' [[spoiler:"I'm with you!"]]
interpretation.
* In ''Shinovi Versus'', Yumi actively pokes fun at Homura's obvious attraction to Asuka.



[[folder: Final Fantasy]]
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' franchise:
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'':
*** One would be forgiven for mistaking Locke rescuing Terra in the opening minutes and his promise to stay with her until her memory returns as a RescueRomance, but he quickly moves on to form [[MaybeEverAfter the closest thing]] the game has to an OfficialCouple with Celes.
*** Terra also gets a Ship Tease scene on an actual ''ship'' with first General Leo, then Shadow.
*** [[CasanovaWannabe Edgar]] gets at least one moment of teasing with every female party member, including [[{{Moe}} Relm]] of all people. [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the translation]], he either has the decency to act {{squick}}ed about it or else implies a JailbaitWait.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
*** There is a micro-DatingSim where one of the three girls ([[GayOption and Barret]]) can go on a date with Cloud.
*** Tifa's introduced in a BaitAndSwitch where we're meant to think she's the mother of Cloud's child, before we realise the little girl is actually Barret's. Immediately after, she and Cloud reminisce about a [[ThePromise promise under the stars]] they had when they were kids. When Cloud tells the story of Nibelheim, he goes in her room and pokes around in her bedroom, and teases Tifa by pretending to have gone through her drawers (which makes her cross).
*** Aeris tells Cloud that if he acts as her bodyguard she'll go out with him, and we don't know if Cloud's participation is out of hatred for the Shinra or a desire for a date. Cait Sith looks at Cloud and Aeris's horoscopes and [[ShipperOnDeck determines that they'd be a perfect match]] [[spoiler:just before she leaves your party and is killed by Sephiroth]].
*** Yuffie will kiss Cloud if you take her on the Gondola.
*** Barret gets a lot of HoYay with Cloud, getting moved when Cloud talks with him about politics and nervously apologising to him after realising he's not all bad. If the player chooses to have Cloud compliment Barret's sailor suit ("a [[TheBear bear]] wearing a marshmallow"), they'll later find Barret locked in a room with a mirror, checking himself out. He even gets GayBravado flirting and the opportunity to date Cloud.
*** It even has instances of ShipTease with random male characters, like Mukki and Don Corneo.
*** Barret and Tifa get teased throughout, but particularly in the second disc where Aeris is gone and Tifa becomes Cloud's primary love interest. He gets jealous of her feelings towards Cloud, though it's unclear if it's because of his confused feelings about Cloud in general. She helps him look after his daughter, he calls her 'some kinda lady'...
*** The Turks get a bit. Rude admits to liking Tifa. Tseng asks Elena out for dinner, but has a certain amount of involvement with Aeris, who Reno says he 'likes'. Aeris doesn't seem interested, but she doesn't seem all that scared of him either, and she expresses attachment to him when she finds his unconscious body, saying he's one of the only people who really knows her.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'':
*** Tidus and Auron seemed to flirt a bit in Luca during Auron's reappearance. Between Auron saying things like [[DoubleEntendre "Come or don't come. It's your decision,"]] and Tidus assuming the position shortly thereafter, the UST was palpable. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAQmzOzh_yA See 6:15 and 6:38-7:00.]])
*** Depending on your [[RelationshipValues affection rating]], you can have Tidus outright tell Lulu or Rikku that he would rather have them in Guadosalam. Rikku will get a little weirded out (which makes sense given she and Tidus are LikeBrotherAndSister) while Lulu simply says "hmm, I could add you to my list."
*** Lulu gets teased with Wakka quite a bit since she used to date his brother. [[spoiler:Then come the sequel, they're an OfficialCouple with a baby on the way.]]
*** Rikku also gets a ShipTease with Gippal in ''X-2''. An optional conversation has him saying the two "were quite the couple", though Rikku denies it. However she shows plenty of signs throughout the game such as ordering everyone to go and rescue him. The two are also seen leaving the Farplane together at the end.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'':
*** It's subtle, but there is a little shipteasing between [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Balthier and Fran]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIIRevenantWings''. When Tomas is trying to woo Fran, she mentions that Balthier's methods were different. You might also count the scene in the Pharos when the Sun Cryst explodes from the original game as rather shippy. Balthier's lines regarding Fran always have some kind of sexual undertone to them (but hey, don't all his lines?)
--->'''Balthier:''' "No one knows men like Fran does."
--->'''Balthier:''' "I always knew Fran didn't take well to being tied up. I just never knew how much. How about you?"
:::: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIZ0cBZfO_c#t=2m10s This scene]] is also fairly shippy.
--->'''Fran''' (''cupping Balthier's cheek''): "Hadn't you best be off? That's what a sky pirate does, you fly, don't you?"
--->'''Balthier''' (''holding Fran's hand''): I suppose you'd better hang on then."
*** There's also some Ship Teases for Balthier/Ashe too, especially in the original game. During a scene closer to the end of the game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTXIe7Bv1HY he seems rather agitated when Al-Cid flirts with her, prompting Fran to give him a knowing look.]] Also, in the scene in which [[spoiler:Balthier is risking his life to stop the Bahamut from destroying Rabanastre Ashe seems particularly scared that he might die, ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ultjsCoYXlo especially in the original Japanese version]]) The following is a translation of some of the scene:]]
--->'''Ashe:''' [[spoiler:"You... do you understand what you are doing?"]]
--->'''Balthier:''' [[spoiler:"[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Princess, there's no need for worry. Who do you think I am? I'm the hero of the story. And the hero never dies.]]"]]
--->'''Ashe:''' [[spoiler:"Please, Balthier, hurry and get out of the Bahamut! [[CannotSpitItOut Please. If you die... if you die... I...]]"]]
--->[[spoiler:(''as the Strahl blasts away'')]]
--->'''Ashe:''' [[spoiler:"BALTHIER!!!!"]]
*** Ashe and Basch is also plausible. In the ending, Penelo writes to Larsa, and she tells him how she hopes Basch will see Ashe because she thinks Ashe misses him (which Basch reads after Larsa hands him the letter).
*** Penelo also gets a lot of scenes with Larsa in the first game, which could be construed as this, and they certainly seem to feel affectionately for each other.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'':
*** Aside from [[OfficialCouple Serah and Snow]], the rest is all up to interpretation, the biggest source of tease coming from [[TokenMiniMoe Vanille]] and [[TallDarkAndSnarky Fang]], whose relationship is so laden with LesYay their AmbiguouslyGay status is barely ambiguous at all.
*** ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' has a ''lot'' of [[TeenGenius Hope]]/[[BrokenBird Lightning]] tease. [[spoiler:Hope giving up the chance to be reborn with his parents in favor of saving Lightning, or Lightning desperately trying to grab his hand as his body disintegrates, are just a few of many examples.]] The rest (and, again, there's a ''lot'') can be found on the game's main trope page.
*** There's also this line, which is a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall's promise]] [[OfficialCouple to Rinoa]].
--->'''Hope''' (''to Lightning''): "Even if the entire world hates you, I'll always be by your side."
** ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy]]'':
*** A series of scenes involves [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Firion]] trying to approach [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning]] to talk to her, only for a string of {{Moment Killer}}s to scare him off. It turns out he lost his rose and she found it, and he's trying to ask for it back but is embarrassed about the HotBlooded rebel having to ask the resident ActionGirl for his flower (in his exact words, "a grown man asking for his flower back..."). However, the subtext is very thin, and is complete with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil]] appointing himself Firion's [[ShipperOnDeck wingman]].
*** And then when he finally ''does'' get to talk to her, the Ship Tease still goes strong as Lightning returns it to him and notes that for both of them, the sight of that rose is the key to their memories[[labelnote:explanation]]In Firion's case, the phrase "Wild Rose" is a ContinuityNod to the Wild Rose Rebellion that Firion and his friends were a part of; in Lightning's case, her Eidolon-summoning crystal was shaped like a rose, and splitting it caused a shower of rose petals[[/labelnote]], and asks him to keep it safe because when he remembers everything, she might need it back for help with the same. He watches her leave with a dreamy smile.
*** Terra gets ship teases with Onion Knight, Cloud and Vaan. Vaan and Onion Knight appoint themselves her protectors, worrying about her safety and 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.

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[[folder: Final Fantasy]]
Sonic The Hedgehog series]]
* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' franchise:
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'':
*** One would be forgiven for mistaking Locke rescuing Terra
For a series that tends to avoid the topic of relationships in the opening minutes games (except for Amy, who is... [[ClingyJealousGirl rather clingy]] and his promise it seems one-sided), ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' has been known to stay with her until her memory returns as ship tease a RescueRomance, but he quickly moves few times. Knuckles and Rouge in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', for starters. Then there's the end of ''VideoGame/{{Sonic Rush|Series}}'', where Sonic and Blaze [[HeldGaze have a long stare at each other]] and are trying to hold on to form [[MaybeEverAfter the closest thing]] the game has to an OfficialCouple each other as long as possible before they get separated -- Sonic's holding on with Celes.
*** Terra
both hands. It's as if they're both reluctant to part ways.
** And then there's ''VideoGame/SonicChronicles''. Being a turn-based RPG by Bioware, it's hardly surprising that you can pursue optional dialogues with your various allies. Sonic/Amy is well-supported, Sonic/Rouge is hinted at if you're sarcastic with Amy, but the real tease is Knuckles/Shade towards the end. Knuckles could just be relieved that he's not the LastOfHisKind anymore, but it could
also gets a Ship Tease scene on an actual ''ship'' with first General Leo, then Shadow.
*** [[CasanovaWannabe Edgar]] gets at least one moment of teasing with every female party member,
be something more specific.
** Multiple games have nods towards Sonic/Blaze,
including [[{{Moe}} Relm]] of all people. [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on ''VideoGame/SonicGenerations'' and ''[[VideoGame/SonicStorybookSeries Sonic and the translation]], he either has Black Knight]]''. At this point it's possible both of them are suffering from CannotSpitItOut. (Although due to Sonic's characterization as a ChasteHero, the decency implications of romance aren't as simple in this series.) But taking into account how some of their interactions fit right into RuleOfRomantic, Blaze seems to act {{squick}}ed about it or else implies a JailbaitWait.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'':
*** There is a micro-DatingSim where one of the three girls ([[GayOption and Barret]]) can go on a date with Cloud.
*** Tifa's introduced in a BaitAndSwitch where we're meant to think she's the mother of Cloud's child, before we realise the little girl
be what is actually Barret's. Immediately after, an ImpliedLoveInterest for him.
** ''VideoGame/SonicUnleashed'' has Sonic feeling depressed after Amy didn't recognize him as a werehog, thinking
she and Cloud reminisce about mistook him for someone else again.
** Silver's story ending in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' could be seen by some as
a [[ThePromise promise under Silver/Blaze ship tease, the stars]] ending scene shows to the player how much they had actually cared for each other right before [[spoiler:Blaze's sacrifice to seal Iblis and save the future]]. Possibly averted however, as [[http://s10.postimg.org/wd9y75sah/Blaze06biosjap.png Blaze's official character bio]] (Japanese) for ''Sonic '06'' states that they both shared [[LikeBrotherAndSister a brother and sister relationship]].
*** Also in Sonic 06, some Silver x Amy shippers have jumped at the chance
when they were kids. When Cloud saw how cute the scenes with said characters were.
** Shipping strikes again in ''WesternAnimation/SonicBoom''. While the games are left ambiguous for now, two episodes register as Sonamy episodes; one has Amy ask Tails to shut down a mind-reading robot before it voices her deepest desire (ItMakesSenseInContext), while another has Sonic stammering when Knuckles implies that Amy's preparing for a date, the context being that he may be secretly jealous. A third has the cast finding and reading [[MostFanficWritersAreGirls Amy's fanfiction]], but goes into no further detail on what that is.
** Also happens in ''SonicX'' with Vector and Vanilla.
** Shadow and Rouge may be closer to TrueCompanions, but even they get this from time to time. In ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2'', he saves her life and gets all Tsundere about it. In ''VideoGame/SonicBattle'', Rouge returns the favour, referring to him as a "Prince" and telling him that he's, "Not bad looking." There's also the scene in ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006'' where she
tells the story of Nibelheim, he goes in her room and pokes around in her bedroom, and teases Tifa by pretending to have gone through her drawers (which makes her cross).
*** Aeris tells Cloud that if he acts as her bodyguard
him she'll go out always be by his side (or if you're playing in Japanese, that he always has friends he can rely on). And ''VideoGames/SonicRivals'' does this too. Shadow is rapidly getting worried about Rouge when she gets trapped in a card, to the point where he says 'that card's mine' [aka, 'Rouge is mine']. Then in the final cutscene, Rouge gets particularly flirty with him, Shadow, where she says 'that's my Shadow, why don't we get a peek into our future?' Shadow wants to decline, but Rouge keeps insisting and we don't know if Cloud's participation Shadow gave in or not. But this is out Rouge, so... you never know.
** This happens in ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'' as well, with,
of hatred for all pairings, Shadow/Amy. If you complete the Shinra or a desire for a date. Cait Sith looks at Cloud dark missions prior to Amy's mission, then do hers and Aeris's horoscopes and [[ShipperOnDeck determines that they'd be a perfect match]] [[spoiler:just before she leaves your party and is killed by Sephiroth]].
*** Yuffie will kiss Cloud if you take her on
the Gondola.
*** Barret gets a lot
hero missions until the end, said pathway is called 'The Miracle of HoYay with Cloud, getting moved when Cloud talks with him about politics and nervously apologising to him after realising Love'. In the last story, Amy is practically swooning over Shadow in this exchange:
-->'''Rouge:''' I hope
he's not all bad. If the player chooses to have Cloud compliment Barret's sailor suit ("a [[TheBear bear]] wearing a marshmallow"), they'll later find Barret locked in a room with a mirror, checking himself out. He even gets GayBravado flirting and the opportunity to date Cloud.
*** It even has instances of ShipTease with random male characters, like Mukki and Don Corneo.
*** Barret and Tifa get teased throughout, but particularly in the second disc where Aeris is gone and Tifa becomes Cloud's primary love interest. He gets jealous of her feelings towards Cloud, though it's unclear if it's because of his confused feelings about Cloud in general. She helps him look after his daughter, he calls her 'some kinda lady'...
*** The Turks get a bit. Rude admits to liking Tifa. Tseng asks Elena out for dinner, but has a certain amount of involvement with Aeris, who Reno says he 'likes'. Aeris doesn't seem interested, but she doesn't seem all that scared of him either, and she expresses attachment to him when she finds his unconscious body, saying
ok.\\
'''Amy Rose:''' I'm sure
he's one of the only people who really knows her.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'':
*** Tidus and Auron seemed to flirt a bit in Luca during Auron's reappearance. Between Auron saying things like [[DoubleEntendre "Come or don't come. It's your decision,"]] and Tidus assuming the position shortly thereafter, the UST was palpable. ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gAQmzOzh_yA See 6:15 and 6:38-7:00.]])
*** Depending on your [[RelationshipValues affection rating]], you can have Tidus outright tell Lulu or Rikku that
fine, Rouge. After all, he would rather have them in Guadosalam. Rikku will get a little weirded out (which makes sense given she and Tidus are LikeBrotherAndSister) while Lulu simply says "hmm, I could add you to my list."
*** Lulu gets teased with Wakka quite a bit since she used to date his brother. [[spoiler:Then come the sequel, they're an OfficialCouple with a baby on the way.]]
*** Rikku also gets a ShipTease with Gippal in ''X-2''. An optional conversation has him saying the two "were quite the couple", though Rikku denies it. However she shows plenty of signs throughout the game such as ordering everyone to go and rescue him. The two are also seen leaving the Farplane together at the end.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'':
*** It's subtle, but there is a little shipteasing between [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII Balthier and Fran]] in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIIRevenantWings''. When Tomas is trying to woo Fran, she mentions that Balthier's methods were different. You might also count the scene in the Pharos when the Sun Cryst explodes from the original game as rather shippy. Balthier's lines regarding Fran always have some kind of sexual undertone to them (but hey, don't all his lines?)
--->'''Balthier:''' "No one knows men like Fran does."
--->'''Balthier:''' "I always knew Fran didn't take well to being tied up. I just never knew how much. How about you?"
:::: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIZ0cBZfO_c#t=2m10s This scene]] is also fairly shippy.
--->'''Fran''' (''cupping Balthier's cheek''): "Hadn't you best be off? That's what a sky pirate does, you fly, don't you?"
--->'''Balthier''' (''holding Fran's hand''): I suppose you'd better hang on then."
*** There's also some Ship Teases for Balthier/Ashe too, especially in the original game. During a scene closer to the end of the game, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTXIe7Bv1HY he seems rather agitated when Al-Cid flirts with her, prompting Fran to give him a knowing look.]] Also, in the scene in which [[spoiler:Balthier is risking his life to stop the Bahamut from destroying Rabanastre Ashe seems particularly scared that he might die, ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ultjsCoYXlo especially in the original Japanese version]]) The following is a translation of some of the scene:]]
--->'''Ashe:''' [[spoiler:"You... do you understand what you are doing?"]]
--->'''Balthier:''' [[spoiler:"[[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome Princess, there's no need for worry. Who do you think I am? I'm the hero of the story. And the hero never dies.]]"]]
--->'''Ashe:''' [[spoiler:"Please, Balthier, hurry and get out of the Bahamut! [[CannotSpitItOut Please. If you die... if you die... I...]]"]]
--->[[spoiler:(''as the Strahl blasts away'')]]
--->'''Ashe:''' [[spoiler:"BALTHIER!!!!"]]
*** Ashe and Basch is also plausible. In the ending, Penelo writes to Larsa, and she tells him how she hopes Basch will see Ashe because she thinks Ashe misses him (which Basch reads after Larsa hands him the letter).
*** Penelo also gets a lot of scenes with Larsa in the first game, which could be construed as this, and they certainly seem to feel affectionately for each other.
** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII'':
*** Aside from [[OfficialCouple Serah and Snow]], the rest is all up to interpretation, the biggest source of tease coming from [[TokenMiniMoe Vanille]] and [[TallDarkAndSnarky Fang]], whose relationship is so laden with LesYay their AmbiguouslyGay status is barely ambiguous at all.
*** ''VideoGame/LightningReturnsFinalFantasyXIII'' has a ''lot'' of [[TeenGenius Hope]]/[[BrokenBird Lightning]] tease. [[spoiler:Hope giving up the chance to be reborn with his parents in favor of saving Lightning, or Lightning desperately trying to grab his hand as his body disintegrates, are just a few of many examples.]] The rest (and, again, there's a ''lot'') can be found on the game's main trope page.
*** There's also this line, which is a ShoutOut to [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII Squall's promise]] [[OfficialCouple to Rinoa]].
--->'''Hope''' (''to Lightning''): "Even if the entire world hates you, I'll always be by your side."
** ''[[VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy]]'':
*** A series of scenes involves [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyII Firion]] trying to approach [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII Lightning]] to talk to her, only for a string of {{Moment Killer}}s to scare him off. It turns out he lost his rose and she found it, and he's trying to ask for it back but is embarrassed about the HotBlooded rebel having to ask the resident ActionGirl for his flower (in his exact words, "a grown man asking for his flower back..."). However, the subtext is very thin, and is complete with [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV Cecil]] appointing himself Firion's [[ShipperOnDeck wingman]].
*** And then when he finally ''does'' get to talk to her, the Ship Tease still goes strong as Lightning returns it to him and notes that for both of them, the sight of that rose is the key to their memories[[labelnote:explanation]]In Firion's case, the phrase "Wild Rose" is a ContinuityNod to the Wild Rose Rebellion that Firion and his friends were a part of; in Lightning's case, her Eidolon-summoning crystal was shaped like a rose, and splitting it caused a shower of rose petals[[/labelnote]], and asks him to keep it safe because when he remembers everything, she might need it back for help with the same. He watches her leave with a dreamy smile.
*** Terra gets ship teases with Onion Knight, Cloud and Vaan. Vaan and Onion Knight appoint themselves her protectors, worrying about her safety and 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.
''is'' Shadow.



[[folder: Senran Kagura series]]
* Imu is canonically in love with Miyabi, who doesn't seem to return her feelings...but replies to Imu's promise of UndyingLoyalty with "I'll hold you to that", becomes distressed (during her ''Estival'' heart storyline) at the thought that Imu doesn't find her attractive, and risks her life to [[spoiler:defeat Imu's SuperpoweredEvilSide]], so either way their relationship is definitely open to interpretation.
* In ''Shinovi Versus'', Yumi actively pokes fun at Homura's obvious attraction to Asuka.
[[/folder]]



[[folder: The Legend of Zelda series]]
* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' franchise, due to the fact that it's canon that each Link is essentially a different version unless otherwise noted, there's plenty of room for shipping with the various ladies he meets on his quest.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' did its share of Ship Teasing. Between the little come-back-safely speech Ilia gives to Link (complete with appropriate music swelling in the background), the hand-holding scene between Link and Zelda before the final battle, and the heartstring-tugging farewell by [[spoiler:Midna]] in which she almost says something emotional to Link, the shippers had a field day... especially considering that Link's a HeroicMime with no dialogue to offer clues.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'' is dripping with this for Link and Zelda.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' also seems to be heading in the Link/Zelda direction, to the point of ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR6tYh4IL9w an official trailer]]'' detailing their romantic chemistry. They even somewhat trick shippers into thinking a kiss is a part of a ceremony.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' was the game that first got the shippers into a frenzy:
*** Nabooru's "Promise" to Young Link, which gets a sight less ambiguous when she muses that she should have kept it in light of how handsome he grew up to be.
*** Talon asking Link if he wants to marry Malon and the Gossip Stone which says she wishes for a knight in shining armor to sweep her off her feet.
*** Both of Saria's goodbyes to Link.
*** Ruto actually [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise getting engaged to Link]], the scene in which it happens dripping with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything subtext]].
*** There tends to be an underlying vibe to any scene with Link and Zelda in it, and he's shown (and implied via dialogue) to be quite motivated to protect her. In particular, there's a great deal of unspoken emotion in their last scene together, to be interpreted as the player wills.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' teases Link/Zelda, Link/Medli, and Link/Mila.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'': "You got Marin! [[UnusualEuphemism Is this your big chance]]?"
** In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', there's Link/Zelda, Link/Cia, and Link/Lana.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' had quite a few options.
*** Zelda acts very VideoGame/{{Tsundere}} towards Link in the beginning, because she resented [[spoiler:how he was chosen to be TheHero long before her powers could develop]]. Her diary states she does feel guilty for snapping at him, though it only makes her more angry with herself. After Link rescues her, [[RescueRomance she looks at him as though seeing him for the first time and soon starts getting to know him, realizing she was wrong to act distant and the two became inseperable]]. A sidequest reveals that she actually is in love with Link, as she turns down someone's love and tells them that she is already in love (with Link). [[spoiler:One recovered memory contains a FreezeFrameBonus of Zelda [[RedStringOfFate momentarily grasping Link's pinkie with her thumb and forefinger]]]]. Her love for him also [[spoiler: activates her dormant powers]]. This also ends up appeasing a bunch of Zelda/Link Shippers.
*** Mipha was a childhood friend of Link's who is out right stated to have feelings for Link, just like the previously mentioned Ruto. [[spoiler:Too bad she died before she could confess.]]
*** Paya has an obvious crush on Link, but her diary implies she'd live with the heartache if he choose Zelda.

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[[folder: The Legend Tales Of]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfDestiny2'': While [[OfficialCouple Kyle/Reala]] and [[SlapSlapKiss Loni/Nanaly]] are fairly straightforwardly confirmed, Judas and Harold don't have any deep and serious relationship arcs- But there are teasing moments with each other, like Judas awkwardly and uncharacteristically apologizing to Harold for not telling her [[ForegoneConclusion her brother was going to die on the day the Er'thers won the war]], then offering her a shoulder to cry on, a few times when he leaves the party to go check up on what she's doing, and his kind comments (for him, anyways) about her when others are making fun
of Zelda series]]
* In ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' franchise, due
her. Nanaly, the TeamMom, comes to the fact conclusion he misses her when she leaves the party for a while and he comments on sleeping better without her around. Harold, on her end, calls Judas "captivating", "interesting", and goes so far as to say it is rare to find someone on her level (when she calls most everyone else stupid). There's also a skit where she says she'd be most interested in dating someone on said level.
** There's also the third time you meet Philia, where she recounts [[spoiler: Leon's betrayal, saying having to fight him was the hardest part of her journey]], and Judas comforts her by saying [[spoiler: Leon didn't regret his decisions.]] It's implied she recognizes him after he speaks to her, which up to
that it's canon point he was trying to avoid doing.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'''s creators probably knew
that each Link that shipping was inevitable, so they made RelationshipValues lead to MultipleEndings. Despite this, there are still scenes that favour the two main female leads more than the others; with the most blatant example being a skit that occurs in Welgaia between Lloyd and Sheena. When someone other than Colette or Sheena is essentially your closest party member, the cutscenes are generally non-romantic, exploring various other types of relationships such as admiration and friendship; but a different version unless otherwise noted, lot of people seemed to think they were all love options. In the sequel, the Raine and Presea options ''are'' promoted to full romantic levels.
** It helps that Presea looks like a young girl around Genis' age ([[spoiler:but is actually a woman who is a decade older than Lloyd]]), and Raine is Lloyd's teacher. The Genis/Presea and Regal/Presea ships often get teased; when Zelos suggests that Presea could fall in love with a much older man around Regal's age, Genis gets very defensive.
** Genis has a few moments himself where he seems [[ClingyJealousGirl very jealous]] when anyone else gets close to Lloyd. He'll seem hurt if you don't put him in your party on the occasions when the party has to split up. Meanwhile, when Mithos tells Genis he has to choose between him and Lloyd, Lloyd gets very uncharacteristically defensive in turn, almost yelling at Mithos.
** And although it never really comes up in the first game, TheAnimeOfTheGame and the sequel ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' both tease Regal/Raine pretty hard.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfRebirth'' teases Tytree and Hilda quite aggressively, though Tytree denies being [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend interested in her in that way]] and Hilda's feelings on the matter are never clarified. And despite Veigue and Claire's [[ImpliedLoveInterest ambiguous relationship]],
there's plenty a bunch of room for shipping with the various ladies he meets on his quest.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' did its share of Ship Teasing. Between the little come-back-safely speech Ilia gives to Link (complete with appropriate music swelling in the background), the hand-holding scene
BelligerentSexualTension[=/=]UnresolvedSexualTension between Link Veigue and Zelda Tytree.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'', despite never really focusing on romance, does have a lot of fun teasing the fans. Yuri and Judith are openly flirtatious, Yuri goes to great lengths to save Estelle [[spoiler:from Alexei]], Karol keeps trying to impress Nan while Nan is very clearly hoping he does (Nan's dialogue when Karol fights her in the Colosseum is also very revealing; and it's implied in the credits they eventually end up with each other), [[LesYay Judith keeps telling the other girls they look cute...and then there's Rita and Estelle's very, very close friendship.]]
** Yuri and Flynn are also close, close friends. [[HeterosexualLifePartners Close]], [[HoYay close]]... "[[YaoiGuys friends]]."
** There's even a skit where Judith asks everyone about their ideal romantic partner -- Estelle starts waxing lyrical about romance novels, Karol describes someone who sounds suspiciously like Nan, and [[SugarWiki/FunnyMoments everyone else just says they want someone who isn't like Raven.]]
** And then there's all Raven's [[DirtyOldMan lusting]] after Judith.
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' has Asbel and Sophie. Seven years
before the final battle, game's events, they start by vowing to protect each other. Then after they reunite seven years later, there is a scene that has Asbel kneeling in front of Sophie, letting out his regrets for his failing her. Then, after Sophie regained her memories they [[strike:have a date]] have a little chit-chat at the place where they first met. And remember the 125th entry of TheGrandListOfConsoleRolePlayingGameCliches, "If any character in the game ever meets any other character standing alone at night looking at the moon, those two will eventually fall in love"? Despite this, Asbel still ends up with Cheria, his childhood friend. This is justified because [[spoiler:Sophie is not human, and that he officially adopts her as his ''daughter''.]] [[FanPreferredCouple Doesn't stop the heartstring-tugging farewell by [[spoiler:Midna]] in which she almost says something emotional to Link, shippers, though.]]
** Note: There's another person Asbel meets alone at night looking at
the moon, and it's not Sophie or Cheria -- [[spoiler:it's [[HoYay Richard.]]]]
** This isn't half as bad as what the cruel, cruel writing team does with potential BetaCouple Hubert and Pascal. In the original game Hubert's crush on Pascal is mostly just implied in some skits, but in ''Lineage and Legacies'' they turn it UpToEleven. It's outright stated that Hubert is in love with her, and that's the reason he won't [[ArrangedMarriage marry the president of Strahta's daughter.]] Richard and Malik are constant [[ShipperOnDeck
shippers had on deck]] and tease Hubert about his crush ceaselessly. There's a field day... especially considering half-dozen scenes where Hubert goes out of his way to shield Pascal from attacks. It's even implied by Fourier that Link's a HeroicMime with no dialogue to offer clues.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks'' is dripping with this for Link and Zelda.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' also
Pascal might reciprocate his feelings, though she seems to be heading in the Link/Zelda direction, [[ObliviousToLove somewhat unaware of them]]. It gets to the point where Hubert [[spoiler: outright [[LoveConfession confesses]] to Pascal, "my every waking thought is consumed by you."]] AND THEN the game [[spoiler:yanks it away at the last minute with a MaybeEverAfter.]] [[TrollingCreator Goddamnit, Namco.]]
** It gets teased even further when the two show up as the cameo battle in ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts R''.
* While ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'' has a pretty solid OfficialCouple established in Jude and Milla, there's still ''plenty''
of ''[[http://www.this for them and other characters. Leia admits that she's [[ChildhoodFriendRomance got a thing for her childhood friend]]. The ending also [[spoiler:features Milla [[AscendedToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascending to godhood]], which gives any of Jude's other ships a bit more weight.]]
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2'' did not let up on the shipteasing, either. The [[OfficialCouple official couples]] are still Jude and Milla. [[spoiler: And Ludger with Lara, with whom he'll eventually have [[KidFromTheFuture Elle]].]] Though the teasing is between practically everyone. Ludger and Jude tend to compliment each other, before blushing in embarrassed silence and Muzét pretty much ships herself with everyone. [[https://www.
youtube.com/watch?v=mR6tYh4IL9w an official trailer]]'' detailing their romantic chemistry. They com/watch?v=wBT9hmEq6cg This skit]] has her practically shipping herself strongly with Jude, as a shout-out to a moment in the previous game, Gaius and even somewhat trick shippers into thinking a kiss is a part of a ceremony.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime''
Ludger. There are also some more-or-less heavy hints between Ludger and Alternate Milla, which was turned UpToEleven in the manga for the game that first got the shippers into a frenzy:
*** Nabooru's "Promise" to Young Link, which gets a sight less ambiguous when she muses that she should have kept it in light of how handsome he grew up to be.
*** Talon asking Link if he wants to marry Malon and the Gossip Stone which says she wishes for a knight in shining armor to sweep her off her feet.
*** Both of Saria's goodbyes to Link.
*** Ruto actually [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise getting engaged to Link]], the scene in which it happens dripping with [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything subtext]].
*** There tends to be an underlying vibe to any scene with Link and Zelda in it, and he's shown (and implied via dialogue) to be quite motivated to protect her. In particular, there's a great deal of unspoken emotion in their last scene together, to be interpreted as the player wills.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'' teases Link/Zelda, Link/Medli, and Link/Mila.
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaLinksAwakening'': "You got Marin! [[UnusualEuphemism Is this your big chance]]?"
** In ''VideoGame/HyruleWarriors'', there's Link/Zelda, Link/Cia, and Link/Lana.
** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' had quite a few options.
*** Zelda acts very VideoGame/{{Tsundere}} towards Link in the beginning, because she resented [[spoiler:how he was chosen to be TheHero long before her powers could develop]]. Her diary states she does feel guilty for snapping at him, though it only makes her more angry with herself. After Link rescues her, [[RescueRomance she looks at him as though seeing him for the first time and soon starts getting to know him, realizing she was wrong to act distant and the two became inseperable]]. A sidequest reveals that she actually is in love with Link, as she turns down someone's love and tells them that she is already in love (with Link). [[spoiler:One recovered memory contains a FreezeFrameBonus of Zelda [[RedStringOfFate momentarily grasping Link's pinkie with her thumb and forefinger]]]]. Her love for him also
[[spoiler: activates her dormant powers]]. This also ends up appeasing and resulted in TogetherInDeath]].
* ''VideoGame/TalesOfZestiria'' has
a bunch ton of Zelda/Link Shippers.
*** Mipha
shiptease for Sorey and Mikleo. [[WordOfGod Word Of God]] has said that Mikleo is Sorey's "one and only", and Sorey canonically finds Mikleo attractive (from [[http://jeredu.tumblr.com/post/132779646425/heres-the-skit-wicked-nekkid-wind-aka-the this skit]]) - not to mention his description of Mikleo from the novel:
-->Sorey flicked a glance at Mikleo who was walking by his side. Hair the color of pale aquamarine, skin so fair as to seem translucent, sophisticated violet eyes. Even from his prospective, Sorey thought there
was a childhood friend of Link's who is out right stated beauty to have feelings for Link, just like Mikleo that would draw the previously mentioned Ruto. [[spoiler:Too bad she died before she could confess.]]
*** Paya has an obvious crush on Link, but her diary implies she'd live with the heartache if he choose Zelda.
eyes of others.



* Shale in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' gets a telling remark about how attractive Sten's body looks in battle, while he affectionately calls her "kadan", a term that means something like "close to the heart" in the Qunari language. And then there's all of Zevran's leering at Wynne in particular and her "magical bosom."
** In the ''[[VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening Awakening]]'' expansion, despite there being no romance options, Nathaniel and Velanna's conversations contain a lot of BelligerentSexualTension, while Anders and a female Warden can engage in their fair share of flirting. Averted in the case of Oghren and Sigrun, where any UnresolvedSexualTension is merely a figment of Oghren's booze-addled imagination.
** In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Bethany gets flustered around Sebastian, who happily flirts with her when not romanced, whilst Carver has a very obvious crush on Merrill. Fenris and Isabela are also revealed to have a friends with benefits relationship going when not romanced, while Aveline can be flirted with repeatedly by Hawke but it doesn't go anywhere. Hawke can even throw a couple of flirty comments Varric's way, and Varric admits that he does consider a female Hawke to be beautiful... but unfortunately he's not into humans. Varric also has a very sweet, mostly innocent tease with Bethany, calling her "my lady Sunshine" and telling her that she would kill people with jealousy were she be to dressed in the height of fashion.
** The ''Mark of the Assassin'' DLC also brings us a brief possible romance with Tallis and Hawke, and in the main game, Hawke can hook up with Zevran (and add Isabela for a threesome). This is the flipside of the Warden and Isabela hooking up in ''Origins'', with various combinations of Alistair/Leliana/Zevran joining in too. Basically, ''DA'' protagonists have ships teased all over the place.
** ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' gives us Scout Harding, with whom the Inquisitor can flirt and who will eventually flirt back. However, she's not a real romance option, much to the disappointment of fans, although ''Trespasser'' can potentially reveal that she and the Inquisitor did at least date a bit between the main game and the DLC.
27th Sep '17 8:28:29 AM Argon2
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** While the teasing is toned down a little in Half-Genie Hero, Rottytops does call Shantae "snack cakes" again, and when she asks Shantae to come to Cape Crustacean with her, she makes it sound like a date.

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** While the teasing is toned down a little in Half-Genie Hero, ''Half-Genie Hero'', Rottytops does call Shantae "snack cakes" again, and when she asks Shantae to come to Cape Crustacean with her, she makes it sound like a date.date.
* In ''VideoGame/{{Hiveswap}}'', Xefros clings to the hem of Joey's shirt while blushing.
30th Aug '17 3:06:13 AM HalcyonDayz
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** The Drama CDs added [[UpToEleven even more]] Male Avatar/Azura tease, as well as Female Avatar/Xander and Female Avatar/Leo tease. For the Male Avatar/Azura tease, he accepts her offer to take him on a date around Hoshido, and her thoughts during the berserk scene are shown to be solely on protecting him. For Female Avatar/Xander and Female Avatar/Leo, both of them briefly daydream about her in a swimsuit, and are shown to be frantic with worry when she goes missing.

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** The Drama CDs [=CDs=] added [[UpToEleven even more]] Male Avatar/Azura tease, as well as Female Avatar/Xander and Female Avatar/Leo tease. For the Male Avatar/Azura tease, he accepts her offer to take him on a date around Hoshido, and her thoughts during the berserk scene are shown to be solely on protecting him. For Female Avatar/Xander and Female Avatar/Leo, both of them briefly daydream about her in a swimsuit, and are shown to be frantic with worry when she goes missing.
18th Aug '17 3:39:17 PM SayaAensland
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* One popular ShipTease is Yoshi and Birdo, probably because they're both dinosaurs who are about the same size with one being male and the other being female. Birdo's gender is actually debatable since some sources say Birdo is actually a guy who thinks he's a girl, but there are many fans who believe her to be female, and most of those said fans love to ship her with Yoshi. When this shipping started, the jury's still out on it, but some say it was ''Mario Tennis'' on the Nintendo 64 that started it.

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* ** One popular ShipTease is Yoshi and Birdo, probably because they're both dinosaurs who are about the same size with one being male and the other being female. Birdo's gender is actually debatable since some sources say Birdo is actually a guy who thinks he's a girl, but there are many fans who believe her to be female, and most of those said fans love to ship her with Yoshi. When this shipping started, the jury's still out on it, but some say it was ''Mario Tennis'' on the Nintendo 64 that started it.
13th Aug '17 2:44:12 AM SeptimusHeap
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** The game adds up the teasing about pairing him and [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Einst Alfimi]]]]. There has been a lot of older men/little girl fan pairings in ''SRW'', and both of them traveling together in ''Original Generation Gaiden'' all the time attracted the attention of {{lolicon}} fans, viewing them as a pair (it helps that [[spoiler:Alfimi]] just happens to be [[spoiler:a clone of Excellen Browning, the AlternateUniverse counterpart of Axel's deceased lover Lemon Browning, who also happened to have built Lamia]]). It's also supported with the way she states before their departure: "I may be the only one who understands him."

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** The game adds up the teasing about pairing him and [[spoiler:[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsCompact2 Einst Alfimi]]]]. There has been a lot of older men/little girl fan pairings in ''SRW'', and both of them traveling together in ''Original Generation Gaiden'' all the time attracted the attention of {{lolicon}} {{lolicon|AndShotacon}} fans, viewing them as a pair (it helps that [[spoiler:Alfimi]] just happens to be [[spoiler:a clone of Excellen Browning, the AlternateUniverse counterpart of Axel's deceased lover Lemon Browning, who also happened to have built Lamia]]). It's also supported with the way she states before their departure: "I may be the only one who understands him."
25th Jul '17 6:34:27 PM HarpieSiren
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* In the ''VideoGame/SuperMario'' franchise, one popular ShipTease is Yoshi and Birdo, probably because they're both dinosaurs who are about the same size with one being male and the other being female. Birdo's gender is actually debatable since some sources say Birdo is actually a guy who thinks he's a girl, but there are many fans who believe her to be female, and most of those said fans love to ship her with Yoshi. When this shipping started, the jury's still out on it, but some say it was ''Mario Tennis'' on the Nintendo 64 that started it.


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* One popular ShipTease is Yoshi and Birdo, probably because they're both dinosaurs who are about the same size with one being male and the other being female. Birdo's gender is actually debatable since some sources say Birdo is actually a guy who thinks he's a girl, but there are many fans who believe her to be female, and most of those said fans love to ship her with Yoshi. When this shipping started, the jury's still out on it, but some say it was ''Mario Tennis'' on the Nintendo 64 that started it.
25th Jul '17 6:33:08 PM HarpieSiren
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* ''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' features Mario getting kissed by each of his female party members (we're assuming that [[spoiler:Vivian [[ShesAManinJapan is female]]]]) and no less than four times by Ms. Mowz (which makes Goombella jealous).[[note]]Ms. Mowz can also learn a special skill that allows her to kiss Mario ''at any time'' for [[IntimateHealing HP recovery]].[[/note]] [[spoiler:Vivian]] almost makes a love confession to Mario in the ending, but decides that [[ShipperOnDeck he and Peach would be a good couple]], and Goombella is about to tell Mario something she hadn't been able to express to him before in her last e-mail, but decides to save it for later. Peach has an almost romantic bond with TEC, especially when [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove educating him about human feelings]], and by the time [[spoiler:Grodus has him deleted for helping her get classified information for Mario, he declares his love for her just before shutting down (he gets better)]].

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* ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros''
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''VideoGame/PaperMarioTheThousandYearDoor'' features Mario getting kissed by each of his female party members (we're assuming that [[spoiler:Vivian [[ShesAManinJapan is female]]]]) and no less than four times by Ms. Mowz (which makes Goombella jealous).[[note]]Ms. Mowz can also learn a special skill that allows her to kiss Mario ''at any time'' for [[IntimateHealing HP recovery]].[[/note]] [[spoiler:Vivian]] almost makes a love confession to Mario in the ending, but decides that [[ShipperOnDeck he and Peach would be a good couple]], and Goombella is about to tell Mario something she hadn't been able to express to him before in her last e-mail, but decides to save it for later. Peach has an almost romantic bond with TEC, especially when [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove educating him about human feelings]], and by the time [[spoiler:Grodus has him deleted for helping her get classified information for Mario, he declares his love for her just before shutting down (he gets better)]].


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** Because Mario/Peach tends to sit in a strange place between OfficialCouple and ImpliedLoveInterest, the sheer number of ship teases between the two are too almost numerous to list. Luigi/Daisy is similar, but not as prominent.
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