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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Oh Rainbow Dash, you don't have to hide your feelings from me.]]"[[note]][[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer As quoted.]][[/note]]]]

->''[[ItMakesSenseInContext Context]]: Because without it MLP is a show about [[EveryoneIsGay 5 lesbian ponies]], [[{{Shotacon}} a pimp named Spike]] [[BreadEggsMilkSquick and a]] [[AlternativeCharacterInterpretation pink]] [[Fanfic/{{Cupcakes}} serial killer.]]''
-->-- [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pk9IvPCdxN4 YouTube commenter]] on a certain scene in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero "Lesson Zero"]].

''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' has an ImprobablyFemaleCast and is based around close relationships. It was almost inevitable to have at least some HoYay, with or without ShippingGoggles.

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[[folder:Rainbow Dash with Pinkie Pie]]
Happens with Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash ''so'' many times it's easy to lose count, jokes about the latter's rainbow-coloured mane aside.
* [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E5GriffonTheBrushOff "Griffon the Brush Off"]] plays exactly like Pinkie Pie trying to vie for Rainbow Dash's attention after someone who seems to be her old flame shows up. This includes Gilda (see below) violently preventing Pinkie from intruding on her time with Rainbow, and Twilight outright stating she thinks Pinkie is jealous of Rainbow and Gilda's relationship. And at the end, after Gilda reveals herself to be a total bitch, Rainbow reaffirms that she'd much rather be with Pinkie. It even starts with something very closely resembling [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Pepe le Pew]] chasing Penelope Pussycat, complete with Pinkie doing his little love hop. Netflix's description of the episode doesn't help, saying that Pinkie becomes a "third wheel" between Gilda and Rainbow.
* Pinkie's Rainbow Dash obsession is revisited in later episodes; it's almost a running gag that she's Rainbow Dash's StalkerWithoutACrush [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything with similar themes]] to a stalker '''[[StalkerWithACrush with]]''' a crush, with Pinkie affectionately calling her "Dashie" (something almost nopony else does), following her damn near ''everywhere'' (particularly in "Over a Barrel" and "Party of One"), and having a severe case of NoSenseOfPersonalSpace even by Pinkie standards.
* In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E25PartyOfOne "Party of One"]] the pony sent to fetch Pinkie [[spoiler:for her surprise party]] is Rainbow Dash. There's a brief scene showing Rainbow Dash's face framed in the heart on Pinkie's door, which was quite possibly the closest thing the show did to a real ShipTease in Season 1.
** Rainbow Dash tries to force Pinkie Pie to move by ''shoving her forehead in Pinkie Pie's butt''. Pinkie then ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fk9C9baPVD8 sits on Dash's face]]'' and Rainbow Dash says they'll have to do it [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzkWkOb_PrY "the hard way"]].
* In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell "The Mysterious Mare Do Well"]], [[spoiler:the Mare Do Well that Rainbow Dash manages to capture and pin down]] turns out to be Pinkie Pie.
* Right at the end of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000"]], Pinkie offers one of her mugs of cider to a really crushed Rainbow Dash after the poor Pegasus finds the cider running out ''[[RunningGag yet again]]''.
** Throughout most of the episode, Pinkie acts extremely [[CaptainOblivious oblivious]] to Dash's annoyance at not being able to get any cider, and while gushing about the cider she just drank, Pinkie leans further and further onto Rainbow Dash, until she's literally [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace draped over Dash's back]].
* The [[MemeticMutation infamous]] [[SomethingElseAlsoRises "wingboner" incident]] in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E21OverABarrel "Over a Barrel"]], where Rainbow Dash's wings are tucked against her body and then suddenly splayed to the side after Pinkie reveals her [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar showgirl outfit]].
* In "The Crystal Empire - Part 1", Rainbow Dash makes an ironic remark towards Twilight, and nudges Pinkie, as the two stand very close together. Pinkie takes the joke literally and seems to desperately try to gain Dash's approval.
-->'''Twilight:''' I LOVE research papers!
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Yeah, who doesn't?
-->'''Pinkie Pie:''' Oh oh oh! Lemme guess! Is it Spike? No no, Fluttershy? Rarity?
* In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E3TooManyPinkiePies "Too Many Pinkie Pies"]] Pinkie initially is unable to choose between [[TwoTimerDate Applejack and Rainbow Dash for the afternoon]], but once she has her first clone immediately chooses to be with Dashie herself and sends her clone to Applejack.
** Rainbow Dash is willing to be far more patient with Pinkie's antics than she normally would be for other characters, even as she states she just wants to relax while Pinkie is being [[GenkiGirl her usual self]]. In response to this, Pinkie actually goes quiet, something she almost never does [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness unless things are serious]].
-->'''Pinkie Pie''': At least we'll still be together!
* All throughout "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E7WonderboltsAcademy Wonderbolts Academy]]", Pinkie becomes increasingly stressed while Rainbow is off at the academy, unable to spend time together, and almost devolves into a state of paranoia and depression very similar to her previous SanitySlippage. At the end of the episode, when the others have been saved by Rainbow Dash, [[http://derpiboo.ru/183060 Pinkie happily jumps into Rainbow's forelegs and glomps her tight]].
* In "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E4DaringDont Daring Don't]]", Pinkie [[TheGlomp hugs Dash]] and rubs up against her for far longer than is strictly necessary, before Dash pushes her away.
* Pinkie Pie is infuriated when she thinks Rainbow Dash has been hurt in "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E10RainbowFalls Rainbow Falls]]", and threatens payback on who/whatever hurt Dash. In the episode, she also acts as the Ponyville Team's single cheerleader, and loudly cheers on Dash as she flies the relay race.
* In "Pinkie Pride", Pinkie and Dash [[http://www.derpibooru.org/537291 hold hooves]] right before Pinkie pins Dash to the ground and ends up in [[http://www.derpibooru.org/549381 quite an]] [[SuggestiveCollision interesting position]].
** While most of the shippers spent the episode seeing subtext between [[BirdsOfAFeather Pinkie Pie and Cheese Sandwich]], it has not been lost on other shippers that Pinkie spent the whole episode desperately trying to impress Rainbow Dash and make her happy and only stopped when she realized that her efforts were only making Rainbow Dash ''less'' happy. She also treats Rainbow Dash's "birthaversary" as a ''very'' [[SeriousBusiness serious]] matter, moreso than most of her parties. Anyone familiar with Pinkie's characterization will see why this is a noteworthy factor for the LesYay.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'', the human counterparts of the cast have a slumber party at Pinkie Pie's house. Everyone else is sleeping on the floor, but Rainbow Dash is in the bed with Pinkie.
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[[folder:Rainbow Dash with Fluttershy]]
Rainbow Dash and Fluttershy, {{Childhood Friend}}s for longer than any of the other mane six members have even known each other, are frequently shown to be very close.
* "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000" opens with Rainbow Dash [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX61rSt8go0 barging into Fluttershy's room]] and pulling the blanket off of her as she lies in bed, causing the latter to blush and cover her chest (albeit rather pointlessly).
** Rainbow Dash deciding to cut Fluttershy in on her deal to hoard cider (over all her other friends) says a bit. This is apparent in that Rainbow didn't even have to pick up Fluttershy like this and could have easily met her there later, or went by herself.
** There's also Rainbow referring to the fact that they'd done this together in the past years. Tradition between the two?
** Rainbow also lets Fluttershy go ahead of her in line. This is all after they realized how ridiculously long the line is and how their chances of getting cider are next to none. What is notable is the fact that it could have been any other pony that was ahead of Rainbow. The outcome would still have been the same. But the fact it was Fluttershy shows Rainbow willingly let her go first.
* [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E16SonicRainboom "Sonic Rainboom"]] opens with Fluttershy recapping "the elements of a good cheer" that Rainbow Dash has been teaching her: "loss of control", "screaming and hollering", and "passion". It's given out of context with no explanation until afterwards, so it kinda sounds like she and Rainbow Dash are talking about... [[TheImmodestOrgasm something else]].
* [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E22HurricaneFluttershy "Hurricane Fluttershy"]] is utterly ''full'' of ShipTease for them. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruF9zZmZavg Rainbow Dash can stay amazingly patient and understanding of Fluttershy's nerves]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlRMH28SQK8 while Fluttershy can work herself up enough to overcome her fears for Rainbow's sake]]. One particular line from Twilight Sparkle helps seal the deal. ''"Do it for Rainbow Dash"'', indeed.
** Rainbow [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKXSYGm6JOQ at one point]] tells a distraught Fluttershy "But I ''need'' you!" while dramatic, emotional music plays. Then, after Fluttershy runs off, Rainbow Dash reaches out with her hoof, her disappointment and frustration mimicking a lover being disappointed in their other half. Fluttershy's breakdowns themselves seemed to be a combination of self-doubt and being upset for disappointing Rainbow.
** In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9clJe0oip0 this]] exchange between the pegasi, it is very easy [[{{Mondegreen}} not to hear the final consonant of "game."]]
** Throughout the episode, Rainbow was oftentimes making intimate physical contact with Fluttershy. Hugging her, bringing a foreleg around her shoulders, touching her cheek, holding her at arm's length, and even sharing the equivalent of a high five.
** Fluttershy showing up at the site of the reservoir during Tornado Day, just to give Rainbow moral support. Despite that she felt terrible and didn't even want to participate in the slightest, she still showed up to support her.
** Rainbow almost immediately turns the praise to Fluttershy when Spitfire was congratulating her, even going as far as referring to Fluttershy as her "number one flyer". It's a CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming for so many reasons and really shows how much Rainbow cares about Fluttershy.
* [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E21DragonQuest "Dragon Quest"]] opens (what is it with these two and episode openings?) with Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle trying to get Fluttershy to go see the dragon migration, when Rainbow Dash mentions when she and Fluttershy went to go see the butterfly migration together. Casual outing between friends, or really boring date? On top of that, Dashie has a picture of them on the migration trip together that she has been carrying around. Photo to remember the date, perhaps?
** Even if someone were to argue with "She kept it to have evidence so Fluttershy would owe her", that wouldn't quite add up. Why would Fluttershy need a reminder of something she'd not only remember being at, but had wanted to go to in the first place? It comes off more like a cover-up for the real reason she kept the photo, as commemoration.
** While probably unintentional, Rainbow's line of vision in that photo is actually directed right at Fluttershy's cutie mark. So she actually was watching butterflies, just not the ones passing in the air.
* During the attack of the changelings in "A Canterlot Wedding - Part 2", Rainbow Dash ''{{almost kiss}}es'' Fluttershy on the nose when helping her up. What sells this is that Fluttershy briefly closes her eyes as though she ''expected'' to be kissed.
* Their first meeting (as shown in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles "The Cutie Mark Chronicles"]]) is straight out of a RescueRomance, with Rainbow rushing in to protect Fluttershy from the bullies tormenting her, and Rainbow herself saying that she was "defending Fluttershy's honour".
* In "The Crystal Empire - Part 2", Rainbow Dash actively seeks out Fluttershy to joust with her, likely just to spend time with her. Fluttershy asks her why she didn't ask somepony else to joust with her; Rainbow didn't answer that, but did agree to go easy on her when Fluttershy pouted.
* "Keep Calm and Flutter On" not only has Rainbow acting more like a jealous and overprotective girlfriend when she sees Fluttershy being nice to Discord, but Fluttershy also called her "Dashie", something she never did before.
* "Daring Don't" has yet another opening with the two. An excited Rainbow Dash was almost constantly touching Fluttershy in some manner, right to holding her hooves.
* There was a bit going on between them in "Rainbow Falls", such as Fluttershy (along with Bulk Biceps) being part of Rainbow's three-pony pegasi relay team, and saying she was competing for Rainbow (and Ponyville, as well).
** The sweet moments were many, but one in particular was Fluttershy's understanding and compassion for Rainbow's goals. It was very touching to see how Fluttershy wasn't taking it personally and would support her no matter what.
* Fluttershy and Rainbow Dash had an amazing amount in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E19TradeYa Trade Ya]]; it's hard to pin down one scene, pretty much every scene with the two dripped with LesYay. Fluttershy does everything in her power to make Dash happy by getting her the Daring Do book she wanted, and when Dash realizes [[ItMakesSenseInContext she's traded Fluttershy for the book]] she immediately fights to get her back and doesn't give the book a second thought. Plus she gets Fluttershy the bird call she wanted at the end.
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[[folder:Rainbow Dash with Applejack]]
Rainbow Dash and Applejack's VitriolicBestBuds routine shifts into SlapSlapKiss on occasions. On a side note, you might [[LauncherOfAThousandShips notice a trend]] here with Rainbow...
* [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E13FallWeatherFriends "Fall Weather Friends"]] might as well have been called "BelligerentSexualTension: The Episode", with the two going to ever greater lengths to best the other and prove their superiority. Even [[AnAesop the lesson]] at the end wasn't that they were constantly competing, but them taking it too seriously was threatening their relationship, and the episode ends with them galloping off into the sunset together.
* In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E9BridleGossip "Bridle Gossip"]], Applejack fashions a crude set of bit-and-reins and ''rides'' an upside-down flying Dashie around.
* In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E8TheMysteriousMareDoWell "The Mysterious Mare Do Well"]] Rainbow Dash "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7Pb-ee3liM immortalizes]]" Applejack as her best friend, in the process bringing their faces ''very'' close together (which is conveniently obscured by a camera flash).
* In "The Last Roundup", Rainbow Dash is depicted as the one pony closest to Applejack, including being the first one to notice when she's lying, and ''tackling'' her at the end of the chase scene, with a briefly triumphant expression.
* Not even their [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls human counterparts]] are immune. When compared to the other girls post-break-up, the way Applejack talks about Rainbow Dash makes her sound like a bitter ex-girlfriend. The two are also the only ones to apologize to each other on-screen and they even seal it with a hug.
* In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E3CastleManeia "Castle Mane-ia"]], when Rainbow Dash feels a hoof around her, she grins at the thought of it being Applejack. [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/406811545998327808 Meghan McCarthy left a comment on it]].
* When A.J is forced to sacrifice her prize apple in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E7Bats ''Bats'']], Rainbow is the only member of the group who actually takes a moment to console her over it (as opposed to say, Twilight, who was the one responsible for Fluttershy's transformation in the first place).
* More than one episode has featured Applejack grabbing Rainbow by the tail, usually to protect her from harm (or doing something incredibly stupid). No-one else tends to grab Rainbow's tail this often and A.J rarely grabs anyone else.
* The scene in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 "Return Of Harmony Part 2"]] where a newly restored Dash tackles A.J to the ground and pins her down to ask what the situation is, is an extremely popular image for Appledash fans.
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[[folder:Twilight Sparkle]]
Our heroine, in her unending quest for friendship, can get ''very close'' to the ponies around her.
* As pictured above, in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero "Lesson Zero"]], Twilight Sparkle asks Rainbow Dash not to "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVk-9ghcPQI hide her feelings]]" by cupping her face with both forehooves in a manner that could be interpreted romantically when taken in combination with her words.
** Notice the fact that the trees in the background are shaped like hearts. Coincidence?
** Near the end of the episode Pinkie Pie ''nuzzles'' Twilight, the only pony to do so. (Twilight also nuzzled Applejack and Rainbow Dash respectively in "Dragonshy" and "Over a Barrel".)
* [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E7MayTheBestPetWin "May the Best Pet Win!"]] has some amusing AccidentalInnuendo [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9hpX1SfPiQ in this scene]]:
--> '''Rainbow Dash:''' ''(to the pets)'' Alright, now these games will determine which one of you has the most important qualities I'm looking for in a pet. Speed, agility, guts, style. Coolness. Awesomeness. And radicalness.
-->'''Twilight Sparkle''': Aren't those all the same thing?
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' You ''would'' think that, Twilight. And that's why ''you'' would never qualify to be [[{{UsefulNotes/BDSM}} my pet]].
** "The Ticket Master" has Rainbow hovering by Twilight when asking about the ticket along with this line:
-->'''Twilight''': Rainbow Dash! Were you following me?
-->'''Rainbow Dash''': Yes-I mean no-I mean, maybe!
* In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E26ACanterlotWeddingPart2 "A Canterlot Wedding Part 2"]], Twilight asks Shining Armor how he managed to get Cadance to marry him. He says that he mentioned that if she did, she'd get an "awesome sister". So Cadance married a guy just to get closer to his sister?
** In the previous episode, Twilight's first reaction to reuniting with [[spoiler:the fake]] Cadance is to ''wiggle her rump in her face''. Later, [[spoiler:the real]] Cadance returns the favour, although the actual wiggling occurs off-screen. (Sure, ItMakesSenseInContext, but wow.)
** And then in "Three's a Crowd", Twilight makes quite a big deal over how happy she is that she and Cadance will get to spend time together, and how frustrated she is that Discord tries to get between them.
** During the "You'll Play a Part" song from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E25TwilightsKingdomPart1 "Twilight's Kingdom - Part 1"]], Cadance tells Twilight "You're gifted and you are strong," at which Twilight blushes.
* Twilight is intensely reverent of Princess Celestia, well beyond even the usual level of grovelling obedience most ponies display towards her, and is utterly terrified of disappointing her or seeming "unworthy" in any way (as shown in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E10SwarmOfTheCentury "Swarm of the Century"]], [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E22ABirdInTheHoof "Bird in the Hoof"]], and ''especially'' [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E3LessonZero "Lesson Zero"]]).
** In her flashback in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E23TheCutieMarkChronicles "The Cutie Mark Chronicles"]], Twilight says that Celestia raising the sun was "the most amazing, most wonderful thing [she's] ever seen," and was the inspiration for her to pursue both magic ''and'' research as passions.
** She says she wants to go to the [[Recap/MyLittlePonyfriendshipIsMagicS1E26TheBestNightEver Grand Galloping Gala]] to talk magic with Celestia, but she has already been regularly doing this by sending friendship lessons by [[http://img2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130130221052/mlp/images/5/5b/Spike_Sending_Scroll_S1E1.png Spikemail]]. Their wording for each other can be interpreted as [[http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/The_Best_Night_Ever/Gallery#Meeting_expectations more]] than professional:
--->'''Princess Celestia:''' Well, I want you right by my side the entire evening, so we'll have plenty of time together.
--->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' That's just what I was hoping you'd say.
** "The Crystal Empire - Part 2" shows that Twilight's worst, deepest fear is Celestia rejecting her and no longer being able to be her student.
** Even when Twilight is transformed into an alicorn princess in "Magical Mystery Cure", she is ''upset'' at first, because she thinks she won't be Celestia's student anymore.
*** When Twilight sees Celestia in the alternate dimension she gets transported to after finishing the spell, her first reaction is to run over and give her a hug.
** Now that Twilight is a princess and no longer her student, the hugs give way to a [[http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Princess_Twilight_Sparkle_-_Part_1/Gallery#From_one_princess_to_another PDA]] in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E1PrincessTwilightSparklePart1 "Princess Twilight Sparkle: Part 1"]].
--->'''Princess Celestia:''' You may no longer be my student, Princess Twilight, but I hope you know that I will always be here if you need me. Just as I hope that you will always be there when I need you.
** After Cadence, Luna, and Celestia [[spoiler: transfer their magic to Twilight for safekeeping]] in Twilight's Kingdom Part II, Twilight's first instinct upon recovery is to rush over and hug the exhausted Celestia comfortingly. She's even crying as she does so; seeing her mentor so drained obviously hit her very hard.
* In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E24MysteryOnTheFriendshipExpress "MMMMystery on the Friendship Express"]], Pinkie and Twilight take turns to roleplay as Sherlock Holmes and Watson ([[HoYay/SherlockHolmes famous for their own Ho Yay]]), and even [[IndirectKiss share the]] BubblePipe! (Though [[NeatFreak Twilight]] [[SuperOCD makes sure to clean said pipe before using it]], so that specific moment may be deliberately subverted.)
** At the end of [[MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E15FeelingPinkieKeen "Feeling Pinkie Keen"]] the two of them are holding their hoofs together while they're reconciling.
** Pinkie and Twilight get a bit at the end of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E19TradeYa Trade Ya]] when Pinkie reminds Twilight of the sentimental value of the books she's trying to get rid of.
-->'''Twilight''': ...And this is the book I got on the day I met you.
* In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E4LunaEclipsed "Luna Eclipsed"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwf_v-Fw6R0 Twilight lures Pinkie into a dark alley with candy]], and when she's out of view of the crowd she jams her against a wall with a hoof to her mouth and tells her "No shrieking. No screaming or squealing either." Twilight then shows Pinkie she isn't alone, at which point Pinkie flees in terror, prompting Twilight to tackle her and pin her to the ground. [[note]]Context? What's that?[[/note]]
* At the very end of "The Crystal Empire - Part 2", Rarity winds up holding Twilight's hoof.
* Trixie and Twilight have amazing FoeYay in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E5MagicDuel "Magic Duel"]], and by the end of the episode they manage to become friends.
-->'''Twilight Sparkle''': I can't stop thinking about Trixie!
* During "Dragonshy" Applejack saves Twilight's life from an avalanche and gets a neat little nuzzle in return for her heroics.
* The ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Equestria Girls]]'' version of Twilight is surprisingly flirty in the "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKBTsZgk1aA Perfect Day for Fun]]" short. First she drags Fluttershy around the carnival by the hand as though they're on a date. Then, when the group has got together and they're all taking pictures in the photo booth, [[https://derpibooru.org/721603 one picture]] depicts what can only be described as Twilight ''copping a feel''! She has her hand very clearly touching Applejack's chest (who in response looks very shocked). Finally at the end, the group ride a ferris wheel together and Twilight has her arm around Fluttershy's shoulder, again in a very "date-like" way.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' gave Twilight x Sunset Shimmer shippers plenty of ammo. The two have a moment of personal bonding in the kitchen, including the two of them speaking at the same time and smiling at it, they sing a duet together, and at the end of the film Sunset writes to Twilight "I miss you already. Hope you can visit soon." The mentioned kitchen scene also includes Twilight calling out to Sunset as she goes to leave, then backs down and says "nevermind" -- CantSpitItOut anyone?
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[[folder:Rarity]]
* The TomboyAndGirlyGirl dynamic between Applejack and Rarity sometimes borders on romantic tension, particularly in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E8LookBeforeYouSleep "Look Before You Sleep"]]. It doesn't help that the episode includes a scene [[ThereIsOnlyOneBed where they must share a bed]], or when they're frightened by the thunder—and later by Twilight's ghost story—the first thing they do is [[AccidentalHug grab each other]] [[SecurityCling in panic]].
** In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E20ItsAboutTime "It's About Time"]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U2nsk4iI7E#t=0m10s Rarity works alongside Applejack when they help to repair the Ponyville dam]], and she even goes so far as to ''[[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-vo2k78eojdE/T1xmxVM8CFI/AAAAAAAAiNY/qE_MhNuoXMk/s1600/Capture.JPG mop off]]'' AJ's perspiration! And then after scouting the perimeter, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U2nsk4iI7E#t=0m49s she picks]] the ''leaves'' out of AJ's mane - did the leaves get in there [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars while they were looking for "new positions"]], one wonders?
** In "The Crystal Empire - Part 2", [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm7KHU3hx64 we have this exchange]]:
-->'''Rarity''': Oh, I just so wish it [the crystalization] was permanent! Did you see how my mane just absolutely sparkled?
-->'''Applejack''': But, good things are better when they're a [[{{Pun}} "rarity"]] (''winks'').
-->'''Rarity''': Awwwwwww (giggles).
** Applejack can be seen sitting with Rarity, comforting her after being forced to wear a tacky dress in "Magic Duel".
** The Rarity issue of the [[ComicBook/MyLittlePonyMicroSeries the micro series comics]] shows Rarity going on vacation... and bringing along a picture of Applejack to put on her nightstand.
** In ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' during the Rainbow Dash 'wub' face scene, [[http://derpibooru.org/356480 Rarity is clasping Applejack's arm]] like one does on a romantic walk or for a date. Ironic since it's Prom Night.
** Applejack and Rarity both hate it when the other isn't themselves in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E13SimpleWays "Simple Ways"]], and they both mention how much they know each other.
--> '''Rarity''': ''(speaking to Applejack)'' ...You probably know me better than I know myself.
** Applejack and Rarity get [[http://derpibooru.org/540112 rather close]] to each other when Pinkie is greeting Cheese in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E12PinkiePride Pinkie Pride]].
** Applejack and Rarity spend the whole day in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E19TradeYa Trade Ya]] arguing over a trade each one wants, but will take all their collected items to trade, but instead of trying to convince the other that their item is more important they instead argue that the other should go get their item. [[GiftOfTheMagiPlot In the end neither get their wanted item and instead trade half their stash to get an item similar to what the other wanted.]]
* Fluttershy and Rarity are shown to be very close even amongst the Mane Six in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E20GreenIsntYourColor "Green Isn't Your Color"]], and Rarity seems more upset and jealous about Fluttershy's career forcing her to miss a (for lack of a better word) date with Rarity than even Fluttershy accidentally becoming part of the fashion spotlight instead of her.
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown "Putting Your Hoof Down"]] adds more fuel to the fire by having Rarity repeatedly call Fluttershy "sweetie".
** [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E14FilliVanilli "Filli Vanilli"]] also shows Fluttershy and Rarity giving an adorable nuzzle.
*** Both episodes also notably feature Rarity putting a lot of effort into trying to gently coax Fluttershy out of her shell, compared to most of the other characters who are usually either far more blunt about Fluttershy's hang ups if not outright oblivious.
* The start of "Sweet And Elite" features Rarity profusely kissing Princess Celestia's hooves, thanking her for everything. For her part Celestia looks highly uncomfortable with the affection... while nervously glancing between Rarity and her bed.
* In the first episode, [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E1MareInTheMoon "Mare in the Moon"]], Rarity drags Twilight to her house to forcibly dress her in several dresses, and starts gushing over her after learning she's from Canterlot, and gets really close to her cheek to cheek saying they're going to be "the best of friends".
** The final scene of "The Crystal Empire" involves Rarity starting off the 'Twilight is awesome' song, making goo goo eyes at her throughout, and eventually cuddling with her inside a heartshaped window.
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[[folder:Lyra Heartstrings with Sweetie Drops/Bon Bon]]
[[AllThereInTheScript Sweetie Drops]]/[[AllThereInTheScript Bon Bon]] and [[AllThereInTheScript Lyra Heartstrings]], two background mares who appear together in many episodes, are widely assumed to be either best friends or a couple. Second season episodes include apparently deliberate nods to this phenomenon:
* Wide shots of the town common early in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay "Hearts and Hooves Day"]] feature a number of pony pairs standing around. Lyra and Bon Bon are among these pairs, though there's another Bon Bon paired with Shoeshine.
* During [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E19PuttingYourHoofDown "Putting Your Hoof Down"]], when Fluttershy was at the market, Bon Bon was wearing a saddlebag ''[[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TlXOiUUvxts/T1M72HGlQeI/AAAAAAAAhZw/gVhDGYorqe4/s1600/bonbon+cutie+mark+lyra.PNG with Lyra's cutie mark]]'' as a decoration. [[http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0t5XQN7z3TU/T1M71bVR19I/AAAAAAAAhZo/e_Zx2Fj5lWQ/s1600/Lyra+Hands.PNG Lyra was also sighted seated and slouched forward at a table with a somewhat grouchy expression]]. Later in the scene, [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-XRTErCHHVSQ/T1M73ZZPLzI/AAAAAAAAhaA/EB29-PfJY9w/s1600/lyrabon.PNG Bon Bon is sighted seated with Lyra at the table, and the green unicorn has cheered up considerably]]. Perhaps Lyra was waiting for Bon Bon to show up for a date? ''Whatever'' she was unhappy about, clearly Bon Bon being there makes it all better.
** WordOfGod has [[http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=85497&view=findpost&p=2022672 confirmed]] that that one was ''intentional'' ([[http://www.allspark.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=85321&view=findpost&p=2024106 though not necessarily romantic]]).
* The comic con poster showing many season one characters deliberately puts them together, looking towards each other and smiling.
* In a FunnyBackgroundEvent in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E10SecretOfMyExcess "Secret Of My Excess"]], Bon Bon and Lyra are standing ''very'' close together and appear as if they're going to kiss... and then [[AscendedMeme Derpy]] [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20111212023341/mlp/images/5/58/Derpy_in_well_S2E10.PNG pops out of a nearby well]], [[MomentKiller ruining the moment]].
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks'' gives us [[https://derpicdn.net/img/view/2014/9/28/731431__safe_equestria+girls_lyra_lyra+heartstrings_bon+bon_sweetie+drops_rainbow+rocks_spoiler-colon-rainbow+rocks.png this image]] as the human counterparts of the two play a piano duet together. The showrunners practically made them canon with that image.
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[[folder:Other]]
* In "One Bad Apple", Scootaloo [[http://derpibooru.org/162719 gleefully]] rubs her rear end against Babs Seed's [[http://derpibooru.org/162970 flank]], [[http://derpibooru.org/161649 topped off by]] [[SomethingElseAlsoRises Scootaloo's wings snapping open]].
* There's an often-forgotten moment from [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E13FallWeatherFriends "Fall Weather Friends"]] in which fan-favorite background pony Derpy Hooves (before the animators started intentionally derping her eyes again) [[SomethingAboutARose drops a rose]], which Fluttershy just happens to catch. It's [[RuleOfCute cute]] and open to... interpretation.
* Fluttershy reaches near EvenTheGirlsWantHer status in [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E20GreenIsntYourColor "Green Isn't Your Color"]]. Rarity wants her to model for her in the first place because "nopony is going to have [Fluttershy's] elegance and poise". Twilight says that "on her own Fluttershy could ''never'' do something unattractive" (hence her plan to use magic and ''make'' her do something unattractive). Photo Finish spends almost her entire appearance fan-girling over Fluttershy ([[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoFbNHabuAM "Yes! Even her sneezes are graceful!"]]). And the main reason Fluttershy hates being a model is the ''hordes'' of mostly female fans that flock to her wherever she goes.
* The ending of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E2TheReturnOfHarmonyPart2 "The Return of Harmony Part 2"]] is a shot-for-shot homage to the ending of ''Franchise/StarWars: Film/ANewHope''. Complete with Applejack winking at Princess Celestia in imitation of Han winking at Leia.
* In "The Last Roundup" [[AllThereInTheScript Mayor Mare]] seems to be checking out Applejack during her speech, and later when the latter boards the train.
** Cherry Jubilee resembles an old western "madam" stereotype, and said of Applejack [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_4HBSyUHFM "I can always use a pony with quick hooves and a strong back"]]. It doesn't help that there is a brothel in Nevada that was once named "Cherry Patch Ranch".
* The end of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E15TheSuperSpeedyCiderSqueezy6000 "The Super Speedy Cider Squeezy 6000"]] features [[http://imgur.com/9dnKT two stallions standing close and drinking cider together]], one of whom has a rainbow for a cutie mark.
* In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E17HeartsAndHoovesDay "Hearts and Hooves Day"]], Twist gives her holiday card to a gray colt, and they hug. This visibly disappoints another filly ([[FanNickname Tootsie Flute]]), who had been looking in their direction. Was that filly hoping to give her card to the colt, or to Twist? Meanwhile, yet another [[http://mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Princess_Erroria filly]] ([[FanNickname Princess Erroria]]) gives ''her'' holiday card to ''[[AlphaBitch Diamond Tiara]]'', who seems surprised by this attention.
* In [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E13HearthsWarmingEve "Hearth's Warming Eve"]], Princess Platinum seems ''very'' close to her assistant/advisor Clover the Clever. Just look at Clover's introduction:
-->'''Platinum:''' Clover the Clever! I '''''[[ChewingTheScenery NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDD]]''''' you!
** Later, she tells Clover she doesn't mind it when Clover "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5I2zqraVsc stoops down]]" for her. Yes, she's talking about crossing a stream, but hiding implications behind stuff like this is prime [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar Radar]] material, and the fact is that she then proceeds to ride Clover across said stream. On top of that, Clover is wearing a bridle, which just adds to the domination play.
** After the leaders thaw out, the Pegasi and Earth ponies share hugs and high-fives. Platinum and Clover, however, ''nuzzle''.
** Since the ponies are also portraying the characters in a play, this could be considered another Rarity/Twilight moment.
* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbEwQZPE0Yc#t=0m14s this clip]] of "Hurricane Fluttershy", [[http://imgur.com/ibQF8 two mares can be seen cuddling each other with big grins on their faces.]]
** The same episode has Flitter and Cloudchaser give each other a pretty tender hug a few seconds later.
* Gilda is basically a huge mass of HoYay directed at Rainbow Dash. She has the same raspy voice and passion for athleticism that leads so many fans to think Rainbow is a LesbianJock, coupled with an [[ClingyJealousGirl extreme level of jealousy]] that quickly turns violent when Pinkie tries to get anywhere near Rainbow. She thinks a series of relatively harmless pranks are deliberate attempts by Pinkie to drive her away so she can keep Rainbow for herself, but when Rainbow reveals ''she'' was the one who set up the pranks Gilda is furious, and demands that Rainbow choose between them now. When Rainbow doesn't choose her Gilda is visibly hurt, and leaves immediately after tossing out a half-hearted insult.
* Scootaloo has major {{Hero Worship|per}} towards Rainbow Dash, frequently to an obsessive level ([[AccidentalInnuendo "I'll do whatever]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPRB1-t31i0 you want!"]]), with [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS3E6SleeplessInPonyville "Sleepless in Ponyville"]] basically being "Scootaloo stresses out attempting to impress her crush." It's mostly justifiable by Scootaloo wanting Rainbow to be her [[CoolBigSis big sister]], but Apple Bloom and Sweetie Belle don't display anywhere ''near'' the level of awe and admiration for their sisters that Scootaloo does for Rainbow.
** Since "The Mysterious Mare Do Well", she's literally fangirling over Rainbow Dash whenever she has a chance to be with her. When Dash was wavering a flag as a demonstration in "Flight to the Finish", Scootaloo watched with sparkles in her eyes. And once we see Scoots' house, guess which pony she has multiple posters of?
** "The Mysterious Mare-Do-Well" begins with a meeting of the Rainbow Dash Fan Club, with the first order of business being coming up with a word to properly describe Rainbow Dash's awesomeness ("awesome" just isn't good enough.) Naturally, Scoots is the leader of said fan club.
* In "Keep Calm and Flutter On", Celestia has so much faith in Fluttershy's abilities she puts the entirety of Equestria at risk, confident she'll be able to induce a HeelFaceTurn in Discord. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7z_g20jrCk One part]] of the scene even looks very much like wedding vows if taken out of context.
** She's not ''that'' optimistic, though—she does make sure the Mane Six are all present and wearing the Elements of Harmony before de-stone-ifying Discord.
* "Read It and Weep" opens with Rarity and Pinkie Pie swooning as they essentially watch the "dazzling" Rainbow Dash work out. Twilight soon joins them.
* In "Daring Don't" Rainbow Dash openly proposes herself as a housewife to A.K. Yearling, the author of the Daring Do books she is a fan of. After she learns A.K. is Daring Do, she tags[--stalks--]along and violates her personal space [[http://static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131209120741/mlp/images/thumb/8/89/Rainbow_Dash_%22you%27re_lucky_I_don%27t%22_S4E04.png/640px-Rainbow_Dash_%22you%27re_lucky_I_don%27t%22_S4E04.png quite often]].
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' A.K. Yearling just might be my favorite author. I know everything about her. Where she grew up, where she studied literature, where she wrote the first Daring Do book...
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Where she lives?
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' Uh... no, though I could probably find out somehow. Why?
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Don't you get it? The new book is obviously delayed because she needs help dealing with whatever everyday nonsense is distracting her from spending her every living breathing second writing! So I– I mean, fans like me, can get to read the new book ASAP! Think about it! We could help her with her laundry, buy her groceries, cooking her meals, whatever! Now, who wouldn't appreciate that?
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' Hmm, I don't know... What she probably wants most of all is respect for her privacy.
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' She can always just say no.
-->'''Twilight Sparkle:''' Mmh... I suppose you're right...
-->'''Rainbow Dash:''' Of course I am. So... how's about getting that address?
* In "Twilight Time", when the crowd of fillies start snapping photos of the CMC with Twilight, Scootaloo starts posing, including pulling Sweetie Belle to her side like they're a celebrity couple.
* Apparently, Scootaloo watches Apple Bloom sleep, and thinks she does everything "with sass".
* In ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirls Equestria Girls]]'' an unnamed male [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130727072222/mlp/images/thumb/a/a2/Unnamed_Boy_7_ID_EG.png/150px-Unnamed_Boy_7_ID_EG.png athlete]] character helps out a male [[http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130727072308/mlp/images/thumb/f/fb/Unnamed_Boy_14_ID_EG.png/150px-Unnamed_Boy_14_ID_EG.png techie]], also unnamed, who is [[https://38.media.tumblr.com/fe6956b55df9675f9c5c8446345c9607/tumblr_ndnx09QjOB1s0eu54o3_500.gif about to fall off a ladder]] during the cleanup before the Fall Formal. The characters return in ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Rainbow Rocks]]'', [[http://33.media.tumblr.com/edbadd5ca75487b83b67e192f9ddfe1b/tumblr_nd23wa0Rwi1rojasho1_1280.png shown]] [[http://33.media.tumblr.com/e21b4bff3a518f2d71ad7234c715946f/tumblr_ndbcshkUKY1t2xpt2o2_400.gif together]] whenever they appear throughout the film (including [[http://33.media.tumblr.com/c5348e6f0a198a2af7445c962f607c01/tumblr_ndbcshkUKY1t2xpt2o1_400.gif with their arms around each others shoulders]] in the finale).
* At the start of the "Battle of the Bands" song from ''[[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsRainbowRocks Equestria Girls: Rainbow Rocks]]'', Adagio Dazzle walks past several students (both male and female) and, um...strokes them all in a rather sensual way. There's extra emphasis placed on her cupping Trixie's chin.
* During "Under Our Spell", Human!Luna can be seen in a [[FreezeFrameBonus blink and you'll miss it]] moment [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hDaVBNAUCQ#t=284 drawing a heart while looking at the Dazzlings... as a crusher would look upon a poster of their favorite celebrity.]]
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[[folder:Outside show media]]
* The ThemeTuneExtended (included as a [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4By8YHOnILo sing-along]] on the DVD ''The Friendship Express'') has such wonderful character puns, sung from Twilight's perspective, such as ''"Once smitten, twice Fluttershy"'', ''"You are the Applejack of my eye"'', ''"A heart that shines so beautiful, a Rarity to come by"'', and perhaps best of all, ''"[[AnythingThatMoves As easy as Pinkie Pie]]."''
* In ''[[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/games/mlp-adventures-in-ponyville Adventures in Ponyville]]'', when the player's (female) pony talks to any of the Mane Six, they'll sometimes say "[[{{Pun}} Pony up!]]" to her. Unlike everything else they say to her, the speech balloon used for "Pony up!" is lined with a couple of hearts, making it seem like the Mane Six are casually flirting with the player's pony.
* In the [[http://www.hasbro.com/mylittlepony/en_CA/play/details.cfm?guid=E3061D88-5056-900B-10F5-F15CCFE117E3 standalone version]] of [[ExpandedUniverse Rainbow Dash's game]] from ''[[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/games/mlp-adventures-in-ponyville Adventures in Ponyville]]'', when the player's (female) pony helps her (also female) friend up, hearts appear over said friend. (The hearts are most likely just a replacement for ''[[http://www.hubworld.com/my-little-pony/shows/friendship-is-magic/games/mlp-adventures-in-ponyville Adventures in Ponyville]]'''s Friendship Sparkles, but nothing in the game actually indicates this.)
* The top-right panel of [[http://www.ponibooru.org/post/view/31800 the third page]] of the extremely OffModel ''Sparkle World'' [[TieInNovel story]] ''Rain, Rain Go Away!''
* The German [[ComicBookAdaptation magazine comic]] ''Der Stern der Winterträume'', [[{{Scanlation}} Scanlated]] as ''The Star of Winterdreams'', [[http://rike42.deviantart.com/art/OFFICIAL-MLP-comic-from-german-magazine-page-4-270320873 ends]] [[http://rike42.deviantart.com/art/OFFICIAL-MLP-comic-from-german-magazine-page-5-270320439 with]] the Mane Six sleeping together by the fireplace. Rainbow Dash is on her side, turned towards Applejack.
* Look closely [[http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l302/Chris_Lv255/T1nO2cXj0fXXblQK3__081836.jpg at this box-art]] of some of the new and upcoming toys. Yes, that is Dashie looking at Pinkie Pie while their faces are framed together in a heart symbol.
* The [[http://derpibooru.org/140262 Crystal Empire toyline]] has a set with Pinkie and Fluttershy sharing a tub.
* In the [[http://sethisto.deviantart.com/art/Season-2-Group-Picture-Not-Mine-320583652 Season 2 Poster]], [[NoSenseOfPersonalSpace DJ Pon-3/Vinyl Scratch is a bit too close to Octavia]].
* [=WeLoveFine=] released some Valentine's Day (or should we say Hearts & Hooves Day?) themed t-shirts, and [[http://web.archive.org/web/20130204065306/http://www.welovefine.com/4579-valentine-s-delivery.html two of them]] include [[http://web.archive.org/web/20130128121325/http://www.welovefine.com/4576-valentine-s-delivery.html Rainbow Dash apparently getting a valentine from Pinkie or Derpy]]. Clearly, the official shirt for Pinkie/Dash shippers everywhere. [[https://twitter.com/MMeghanMcCarthy/status/296795652350935040 Meghan McCarthy even bought the shirt]], and wore it around at Los Pegasus.
* There is a placemat(?) featuring Pinkie and Twilight looking at each other inside a heart shape with many smaller hearts around them.
* For World Pride Day, Ashleigh Ball [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2014/06/ashleigh-ball-posts-appledash-for-world.html posted some Appledash fanart that she had signed personally.]]
* [[https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/8315963136/h2DA8AD05/ This toy from Hasbro]] has the ability to create characters from the show and then mix and match them. It can't be a coincidence that they use some of the fandom's [[PortmanteauCoupleName Portmanteau Couple Names]] to describe the examples, including Appledash and Flutterpie.
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