Created By: JMQwilleran on January 19, 2013 Last Edited By: lexicon on February 12, 2013

Forever Friends

The characters are best friends forever - a bond of friendship stronger than simply

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The promise of lasting friendship is Blood Brothers, but when we can see that it is a real lasting friendship we know that they are best friends in the most genuine sense. It's generally seen in a Friendship Moment. They might be a united group of True Companions. If they have romantic feeling for each other but don't want to admit it then they really mean it when they say I Don't Want to Ruin Our Friendship. If the two people of the opposite gender are always spending time together without romantic feeling they're Platonic Life Partners. If they're of the same gender they're Heterosexual Life-Partners. The life partners though, are more about being in the moment of friendship then knowing they can count on each other whenever they need to.

Examples:

  • Gilmore Girls: Lorelai: I don't have many people in my life who are in my life permanently, forever. They will always be there for me, I will always be there for them. There's Rory and Sookie, this town and you. I mean at least I think I've got...
Luke: You do.

Carmen: Why? Why is that? Tibby: Because you know they'll always love you, no matter what.
Community Feedback Replies: 18
  • January 19, 2013
    Megaptera
    There's already a list of Friendship Tropes that cover friendship in a lot of variations. Some of them are the type you're talking about, already broken down into subtropes like Odd Couple or Heterosexual Life Partners.
  • January 19, 2013
    JMQwilleran
    True, but those are still specifics, and I was thinking more general. But if it isn't really tropeable, that's fine.
  • January 19, 2013
    Khantalas
    Black Best Friend and Fat Best Friend are not necessarily the "best friend" as you describe it, despite their names. The closest things that I can find is The Not Love Interest and True Companions.
  • January 19, 2013
    lexicon
    Correct me if I'm wrong but there doesn't seem to be a trope that focuses on the 'forever' part of 'best friends forever'. Like Platonic Life Partners and Heterosexual Life Partners but instead of it being about how they're always spending time together it's about how they know that they'll be there for each other no matter what happens. For example:

    • Gilmore Girls: Lorelai: I don't have many people in my life who are in my life permanently, forever. They will always be there for me, I will always be there for them. There's Rory and Sookie, this town and you. I mean at least I think I've got...
    Luke: You do.

    Carmen: Why? Why is that? Tibby: Because you know they'll always love you, no matter what.
  • January 20, 2013
    Lonniecontreras
    Isn't it the same thing as True companion

  • January 20, 2013
    Megaptera
    True Companion is different, it's just an innocent form of Heterosexual Life Partners.

    The forever thing is a good point. We don't have a trope for Best Friends Forever (that's a series, not a trope). Anyone want to start a YKTTW for that specifically?
  • January 20, 2013
    lexicon
    Should we not just change this to that if JM Qwilleran is okay with it?
  • January 25, 2013
    JMQwilleran
    I'm perfectly okay with that if it's generally agreed that that would be more tropeable. In that case, shall we get moving with proper examples?

    Here's one:

    Holly Hobbie And Friends has a release that is titled Best Friends Forever and explores this concept with the title character and her friends, who are known collectively as the "Hey Girls," a name that they gave themselves.
  • January 25, 2013
    lexicon
    "explores this concept" doesn't say how we know they're best friends forever. The description needs a rewrite to be about the forever part. Like Khantalas said, Black Best Friend and Fat Best Friend are not necessarily best friends. Platonic Life Partners and Heterosexual Life Partners are. I could probably write a description if you want.
  • January 26, 2013
    JMQwilleran
    Absolutely! Write away, and let's see if we can get this thing moving.
  • January 26, 2013
    lexicon
    I think I have the general idea out now. By the way, JMQ, you were the one who gave this a hat, didn't you?

    Edit: Girls calling each other "BFF" would probably be Limited Social Circle.
  • January 27, 2013
    JMQwilleran
    The hat? No, I don't think so. I'll admit to having given a hat to my own YKTTW before, but I seem to recall that the hat on this one surprised me. I don't think that it's mine.
  • January 27, 2013
    lexicon
    Okay then. Anyone else have examples or comments to offer?
  • January 28, 2013
    lexicon
    Anyone want to give it a hat?
  • January 29, 2013
    Arivne
    It looks like the name Best Friends Forever is available for use.
  • January 29, 2013
    JMQwilleran
    I dunno. To be honest, this has sort of drifted a bit, and I'm not really feeling it anymore.
  • January 29, 2013
    lexicon
    I think Forever Friends is better because is sounds more genuine then best friends forever. That just sounds like a clique of girlfriends.
  • February 12, 2013
    lexicon
    bump
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