An Audience Reaction
trope and YMMV trope.
Even if they don't end up being the character the protagonist ends up with, the first (or one of the first) love interests will end up being a Fan-Preferred Couple
- Subverted with Spyro the Dragon himself but played straight with Ember. Ember has a one-sided attraction to Spyro and eventually falls for an armadillo in Spyro: Shadow Legacy. Most fans are unaware of this - either because it's not a console title or because they just don't care - and only pair her with Spyro or Flame.