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->''"She loves me. She's like the big sister I never had. Only, you know… short."''
-->-- '''Franchise/TheFlash''' on '''Hawkgirl''', ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited''

Sometimes, two characters of the opposite sex are very close--so close that you might expect them to be dating. Except they're not. They admit that they matter a great deal to each other, that they would die for each other, that they can't imagine life without each other. They aren't just any pair of friends. They're as close as family. They're like brother and sister!

Often, other people don't believe this. They [[MistakenForRomance assume that the couple must be dating]]--or at least that they [[JustFriends secretly wish they were]]. When the couple say they are like brother and sister, they will point out the one tiny but debilitating flaw with their theory: They are ''not'' brother and sister.

The couple are at pains to explain that their love is completely platonic with no sexual attraction on either side. No matter how other people view them, they can't see each other in that light. They love each other, like siblings love each other, but they're not ''in'' love. They really are "just" friends.

The Greek word for this love is ''storge'', as explained in detail in Creator/CSLewis's book on the subject, ''Literature/TheFourLoves''. The fact that this [[BrotherSisterIncest doesn't stop everybody]] is a whole other can of worms all together. RelativeError would be somewhat the inverse of, but definitely comparable to, this trope.

PlatonicLifePartners is a sub-trope in which the characters are not only close, but their relationship is the primary one in their lives. If you can imagine the same-sex versions of the characters being HeterosexualLifePartners, then they belong under PlatonicLifePartners. Of course, almost all instances of PlatonicLifePartners fall under this trope, but to avoid redundancy they should ''not'' be listed on this page.

Simply being friends doesn't make a pair an example, nor does just being TrueCompanions. Because most childhood relationships are inherently platonic, friendships between children do not qualify unless they continue into adulthood and remain platonic. Contrast JustFriends for when this does actually blossom into romance. Not to be confused with UnluckyChildhoodFriend, in which one side does have feelings for the other. Compare with StupidSexyFriend. The trope may be averted if the relationship becomes a ChildhoodFriendRomance or (for actual siblings) subverted by BrotherSisterIncest.

{{Fanfic}}s may convert such a bond onto characters for one of two reasons: to make up for the characters' [[OnlyChildSyndrome lack of actual siblings]], or to justify [[LoveTriangle unwanted attachments]] for the sake of {{shipping}}; the unwanted character needs not [[DieForOurShip die for the ship]].



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': Toshiro Hitsugaya and Momo Hinamori were [[AllThereInTheManual raised together]] by the same old woman whom they call "grandmother", a Rukongai custom where strangers form family groups because it's nearly impossible to find blood relatives.
* Tsubaki and Black☆Star from ''Manga/SoulEater'' could also count. Tsubaki is pretty much like Black☆Star's older sister; Black☆Star is the irritating little kid Tsubaki adores and detests at the same time.
* With the possible exception of [[ChivalrousPervert Sanji and Brook]], all the male Straw Hats in ''Manga/OnePiece'' are this to Nami. Robin is more of a TeamMom.
* One could argue that the relationship between [[PowerTrio Natsu, Gray, and Erza]] from ''Manga/{{Fairy Tail}}'' amounts to this. Shipping aside, they interact with each other and protect each other with all the gusto of very close siblings, especially Natsu and Erza. When in a bath, she shows no embarrassment in regards to them being included (due to her upbringing and general lack of a nudity taboo regarding the two) and will occasionally invite them to bathe with her, much to the chargin of any other girls in the bath with her.
** Played more straight with Natsu and Wendy, with Wendy lampshading it in chapter 423
-->'''Wendy:''' "I admire him... He's something like a big brother to me."
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'': ShipTease aside, Negi and Asuna's relationship is mostly like this, with Asuna seeing Negi as a [[BigSisterInstinct little brother she must protect]]. [[spoiler: In reality, he's probably actually her ''nephew''. Great-Grandnephew anyway, with the number of greats unknown. Point is, she is almost certainly the sibling of one of his direct ancestors. ]]
* The main theme of ''Manga/GunslingerGirl'' is the relationship between each team of cyborg girl assassin and [[TheHandler their handler]], referred to as "fratello" (Italian for "brother"). Also seen in terrorist couple Franco and Flanca, who choose their names in a deliberate invocation of this trope.
-->'''Hilshire:''' Say, what did she mean by we should "[[ShipperOnDeck Talk about love]]"? \\
'''Triela:''' I think she's got [[StudentTeacherRomance the wrong idea about us]]. \\
'''Hilshire:''' We're ''fratello''. We don't need to talk about love.
* In 6-OVA Animated Prequel to the Japanese monster movies, ''{{Zeriam}}'', known as "Iria: Zeiram the Animation", the title character Iria is shown as an apprentice to her 'older brother' Guren, whom is later believed to be killed by Zeriam, yet hinted at possibly still being alive. During one scene, the orphan Kei asks Fujikuro, "Isn't he her brother, though?" Fujikuro replies, "Yeah, I guess you could say they're like brother and sister." However, the story never really develops further on this comment.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'':
** Hungary and Poland are hinted to be this. Makes sense considering the traditional friendship between the countries in RealLife.
** Can also apply to Switzerland and Liechtenstein though their relationship is more NotBloodSiblings.
** WordOfGod also describes France's and Monaco's relationship like this, at least from Monaco's side. Confirmed when she calls him ''nii-san'', or big brother, in one comic.
* Although it initially appears that there's romantic tension between [[spoiler: Erin and Melan]] in ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan'', she later reveals that he is like a brother to her.
* ''Manga/DragonBall'': Bulma and Goku have also been friends since childhood and neither has ever expressed romantic interest in the other in-universe. The closest they ever came was when Bulma saw Goku as an adult for the first time and remarked on how handsome he'd turned out, and even that could be interpreted as sisterly affection rather than genuine romantic interest, especially since she also made the same remark about her son Trunks later on in the series.
* Shizuo and Celty of ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}''.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', WordOfGod states that Naruto and Sakura's friendship evolved into this in the end. ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'' even gives Sakura the role of CoolBigSis, [[ShipperOnDeck helping Naruto in his relationship with Hinata]].
** In retrospect, this can actually be seen throughout the series, where like Tsunade was with Nawaki, their friendship felt more akin to the relationship between an older, well-meaning, though at times overbearing sister and a equally meaning, tall, happy, yet somewhat annoying younger brother.
* Ban and Himiko from ''Manga/GetBackers''. [[spoiler:After spending almost 95% of the series like this, the 37th volume reveals that they might not be completely unrelated after all--but the exact nature of their blood relationship is not specified.]]
* This is how Flit feels about Emily in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamAGE'', but he eventually marries her to make her happy after the girl he really wanted to be with is killed in battle.
* Winry and Edward are this in the first ''Anime/FullmetalAlchemist'' anime. Averted in the manga and in ''Brotherhood'' (the second anime); in these, she has this sort of relationship with Alphonse but is obviously Edward's love interest.
* In ''Manga/AmeNochiHare'', the boys in two couples feel this way towards their younger fiancees (one was an ArrangedMarriage), causing serious trouble for one pair. They were also part of a SiblingTriangle, which complicated things.
* Fate and Chrono from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' had this dynamic during [[Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaAs the second season]]. It stops applying afterwards, but only because they became ''actual'' brother and sister following Fate's adoption.
* Played with in the manga ''Anelog'', when the main character's little brother, Akira, and her best friend, Kasumi, first get a DayInTheLimelight chapter together Kasumi muses about how she still sees Akira as more of a little brother after so many years. Then he catches her when she falls, and she [[HeIsAllGrownUp suddenly realizes how strong and handsome he'd become]]. By their next joint chapter, she's bemoaning that fact that [[NotADate throughout their time hanging out in the arcade]] ''Akira'' probably only saw her as a sister figure instead of the pretty girl next door.
* ''Manga/{{Horimiya}}'':
** Miyamura and Sawada develop this sort of a relationship soon after the latter is introduced due to being next-door neighbors and Sawada having recently lost her older brother. Also doubles as a SiblingTriangle since Sawada [[SchoolgirlLesbians has a crush on Miyamura's girlfriend]].
** The same thing goes for Hori and [[StudentCouncilPresident Sengoku]], [[ChildhoodFriends who have known each other their entire lives]] (their parents went to high school together) and have zero sexual tension. It's even suggested that they were bathing together as late as their first year of high school.
* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': Yusuke and Botan are close friends and they very care for each other and they have been knowing each other since Yusuke died at the beginning of the series. Botan being a ShipperOnDeck, she's very supportive towards Yusuke and Keiko's relationship and a LoveTriangle never occured between them. Since Yusuke and Botan are also partners, she's has more knowledge about Yusuke's job and can support him more effectively than Keiko does.
* In ''LightNovel/DestructionFlagOtome'' Alan loves Mary like a little sister even though she's his fiancee. If things had gone like they were supposed to she would be in love with him, but since Katarina messed things up Mary's feelings are also platonic in nature. Though since Mary can be a bit sneaky it's hard to tell how much she cares about him.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* [[Comicbook/IncredibleHulk Hulk]] and ComicBook/SheHulk, although they are cousins, and were partially raised together.
* Franchise/WonderWoman and Franchise/{{Superman}}: they've been shipped together for years (both in-universe and out, to a lesser degree), and are frequently paired up in Elseworlds and {{Alternate Universe}}s, but they've never been anything more than close friends in the main continuity. (Though a common AlternateCharacterInterpretation is that while they ''do'' love each other, it's just that Clark loves Lois Lane ''more'', and Diana respects that so they keep their relationship at this level). And the reboot turned them into an OfficialCouple for a while.
* Franchise/{{Superman}} and ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'' are extremely close in most continuities.
** In the Pre-Crisis universe, Clark cared about Kara [[http://www.abload.de/img/dcretroactivesuperman20jjj.jpg more than almost any other]], and when he is told that ''[[Comicbook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths she will die]]'', [[http://www.abload.de/img/dcretroactivesupermanjbkfq.jpg he goes ballistic]] and then [[http://abload.de/img/dcretroactivesupermanfwklp.jpg becomes very, very distressed]].
** Post-Crisis universe, Superman took care of her as soon as she arrived on Earth. Threaten her and you'll set his PapaWolf instincts off. And you really, ''really'' don't want that.
** They were not so close in the New 52 continuity. Still, in ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', Kara can only think of Kal when she [[spoiler:believes she is dying]].
** ''Comicbook/PowerGirl'' was also very close to him, even during the time they thought that she was not his AlternateUniverse cousin.
* In ''ComicBook/ElseworldsFinestSupergirlAndBatgirl'', Barbara Gordon alias ''Comicbook/{{Batgirl}}'' and Bruce Wayne have this kind of relationship. The Wayne family took her in after she was orphaned, and although she changes clothes around Bruce, there doesn't seem to be sexual tension between them.
* ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'':
** Dick Grayson and Donna Troy from the ''New Teen Titans''. They really act like brother and sister and shared leadership of the team. [[note]] George Perez deliberately played this up - when he drew them, they looked like they could pass for fraternal twins. And since this was TheEighties, they got the nicknames "Donnie and Marie" (the Osmond siblings) in and out of universe [[/note]] Which is surprising given that he is the ChickMagnet and she looks like a younger version of Wonder Woman. Also, they both ''really'' [[HeroesWantRedheads prefer redheads]] (see Oracle and Starfire on his end, Red Arrow and Terry Long on her end).
** Dick also sees his relationship with the post-Crisis ''ComicBook/{{Supergirl}}'' this way. On the other hand, Supergirl [[http://40.media.tumblr.com/4e7330c5fc7e88f1c6e6c6c4ed7b9ff1/tumblr_n1mznrylgK1rc8doao2_1280.jpg was attracted to him at the beginning]], but after a while she started treating him like a big brother.
* Dwight and Miho from ''ComicBook/SinCity'' have this relationship.
* ComicBook/{{Storm}} and ComicBook/{{Gambit}} from ''ComicBook/XMen'' have had this relationship ever since they met in Cairo. Storm got Gambit into the team and they've been tight ever since, despite Gambit's secrets putting a strain on their relationship.
* Chase Stein and Karolina Dean from the ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}''. They're close enough that Chase even stopped using "gay" as a pejorative after Karolina came out as a lesbian.
* ''ComicBook/CloakAndDagger'': Cloak and Dagger, in most incarnations, are more like siblings than anything else. They were initially written as runaways who teamed up to survive, and the nature of their powers means they have to stick together to mitigate the worst of the side effects.

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* The ''Manga/ElfenLied'' fic ''FanFic/FamilySticksTogether'' depicts such a relationship between Kaede (aka Lucy/Nyu) and OriginalCharacter Alex. At first, he becomes her OnlyFriend at the orphanage, but within a few chapters, they've become so close that Kaede asks Alex to be her brother, and he happily agrees.
* In the pro wrestling AU ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11368588/1/Mountain-Murders Mountain Murders]]'' trilogy of stories, small-town police officers Wrestling/SethRollins and Trina Copley are frequently described as being like this.
* Roleplay/DCNation:
** It takes the Troia and Nightwing dynamic and cranks it to eleven. One of the alternate universe plotlines even implied that they may have been brother and sister in ''several'' of Donna's other "short and unhappy lives."
** In the same universe, Connor Hawke will ''say'' his feelings for Mia (Speedy) are like this... the truth is a bit more complex.
* In ''Titans and the Lost Boy'', Starfire apparently decides that Ryouga is similar to a Tamaranian. This leads to her growing closer to him, which eventually leads to this kind of relationship. Said relationship persists throughout the sequel, ''FanFic/DarkTitans'', and the sequel/crossover with ''FanFic/TheRoadToCydonia'', [[MegaCrossover ''Reflections Lost on a Dark Road''.]]
* In the [[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/6915218/1/Subroutine ''Subroutine'']] FanVerse (Film/TronLegacy / [[VideoGame/TronTwoPointOh Tron 2.0]] PatchworkFic), Jet and Quorra fall into this pattern.
* In ''Fanfic/AStudyInRegret'', [[TheHero Inspector Lestrade]] and [[ActionGirl Mary Watson]] develop this relationship in the story's RescueArc.
* In ''Fanfic/MyLittleCastlevania'', this describes Shatterstorm and Spitfire's relationship. And given Shatterstorm's [[HeManWomanHater usual feelings towards mares]], it's rather refreshing.
* ''FanFic/PoniesOneHalf'':
** Ranma and Pinkie Pie have this kind of relationship.
** Emi and Shou as well. They are both {{otaku}}, have many of the same interests and are rarely seen without the other. Despite that, they have no romantic interest in each other, with Shou actually being more interested in Momo, Pinkie's [[BuxomIsBetter talented]] human form.
* In the ''Literature/WarriorCats'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10559134/1/Close Close]]'', Firestar and Sandstorm's canonical romance is described as this, [[DieForOurShip conveniently]] allowing Firestar to mate with Tigerstar. The fact that he mated and had kits with her is glossed over.
* The grown up Godzilla Junior and Mothra Lea became this by time we meet them in ''FanFic/TheBridge''. They've been close friends and allies for over a decade since they first teamed up, able to read each other better than anyone. For all intents and purposes, they are a platonic BattleCouple. (This is in ''huge'' contrast to how their parents got along... or rather, didn't.)
* [[Manga/FullmetalAlchemist Breda, Falman, Fuery, and Havoc]] have this relationship with Riza Hawkeye in the Fanfic/ElementalChessTrilogy. Havoc lampshades it in his turn at the narrative, thinking of the group as "a band of brothers (and one sister, of course)". She has a similar bond, though to a lesser extent, with the Elric brothers.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom[=/=]Film/{{Beetlejuice}}'' CrossOver ''Fanfic/SayItThrice'', this may be the best way to describe the relationship between Betelgeuse and Lydia. They've grown, in the two years since the events of the film, into devoted friends who clearly love each other, but there's nothing romantic about it. The last chapter even has Jazz calling Betelgeuse Lydia's "crazy big brother who'd do anything for [her]."
* [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} Prince Vince]] views Lydia this way in the [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos series]], and goes so far in the second story as to make the relationship official, at least by Neitherworld law. [[spoiler:This makes her a member of the Neitherworld royal family, which has assorted consequences throughout the remainder of the series.]]
* [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition The Heralds of Andraste]] describe themselves this way in ''[[Fanfic/TwiceUponAnAge All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird]]'', with Mahanon noting that Victoria is the closest thing he's ever had to a sibling. She actually has three older siblings of her own; it's just heavily implied that she likes him better. She has a similar, if less intense, bond with Dorian as well.
* Ororo and Scott become this in [[http://archiveofourown.org/series/82162 Stars from Home]]. Initially, Ororo is still quite young, but as she grows up this becomes MistakenForRomance--although they both insist it's platonic and [[ComingOutStory he's really not her type.]]
* OriginalCharacter Ty and [[TheAce Pyrrha Nikos]] in [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11830443/1/So-We-re-A-Couple So We're A Couple]], to the point that Ty repeatedly greets and refers to Pyrrha as [[AffectionateNickname "Sis"]]. [[SubvertedTrope Though Pyrrha states that Ty is a "cousin from her mother's side",]] it's apparent right from the category tags of the fic [[KissingCousins that particular situation]] [[DefiedTrope won't be an issue]]. [[ShipToShipCombat Considering the]] usual...[[CrackPairing flavor]] of OC pairings in RWBY, it's an interesting and welcome change of pace.
* ''FanFic/ToHellAndBackArrowverse'': Oliver, Barry, and Kara are not interested in each other romantically, to the point that even the thought of it sickens all of them.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Natasha Romanov and Steve Rogers seem to have this relationship in ''Film/CaptainAmericaTheWinterSoldier,'' with her trying to set him up with dates and make constant jokes about his advanced chronological age, while Steve becomes uncomfortable when having to fake being lovers in public. In ''Film/AvengersAgeOfUltron'', her dynamic with Hawkeye also appears to be this, as he is HappilyMarried to a civilian and has some adorable tots who call the master assassin [[HonoraryUncle "Auntie Nat."]]
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Charles Xavier]] and Raven Darkholme grew up together as foster siblings for 18 years, and he introduces her as his sister to Amy. He later cites this when Raven, feeling insecure about her looks, asks if he would date her... although it falls a little flat coming right after he's answered the question with "of course" in reference to her human form, before she clarifies that she means in her real form.
** ''Film/XMenDaysOfFuturePast'': Lampshaded by the older Professor X when he mentions that Mystique was like a sister to him. It's later referenced when a nurse wonders if the blue, scaly woman at the Paris Peace Accords has a family, and Raven replies, "Yes, she does." On the plane ride to Paris, Charles argues that he had raised Raven to be something better than a killer. Erik is quick to point out that Charles didn't ''raise'' Raven -- they grew up together. This is what it takes for Xavier to realize that Raven is not his to control.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': Mystique tells [[spoiler:Magneto]], "I'm going to fight for what I have left," which specifically refers to her foster brother Charles.
** While they never admit it out loud like Charles and Raven in the later films, Wolverine's entire relationship with Rogue through out the first three films is more than implicit.
* In the Hallmark version of ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts,'' Atalanta prepares to confess her love to Jason and is overjoyed when he replies that he loves her too... but has a decidedly different reaction when Jason goes on to say that they are this trope (he actually says "you've always been as dear to me as a brother", ouch).
* Scarlett from ''Film/GIJoeTheRiseOfCobra'' claims she and Snake Eyes are like this, presumably as a way of ShipSinking for any fans who know about their relationship in other continuities.
* According to Creator/JohnnyDepp, this is the relationship between Alice and the Hatter in Creator/TimBurton's ''Film/AliceInWonderland2010''.
* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Eggsy and Roxy are close and stick up for each other a lot, but there's no romance between them.
* ''Film/TheHungerGames'': Katniss Everdeen believes this to be her relationship with Gale in the first movie. Turns out it's not quite that simple. [[spoiler:It also turns out to be an unrequited love from Gale's side.]]
* In ''Film/MissionImpossibleIII'', after Lindsey's death, Luther notices how upset Ethan is about it and asks him whether something was going on between the two of them. Ethan negates and tells him that she was like a little sister for him.

* In ''Literature/LittleWomen'', old childhood friends and neighbors Jo and Laurie ultimately decide to just love each other like brother and sister... since [[spoiler:Laurie has just [[SettleForSibling married Jo's sister, Amy]]... while grieving and contemplating suicide after Jo turned him down.]]
* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** Harry assures Ron in the seventh book (and Viktor Krum briefly in Book 4) that he only loves Hermione like a sister. Until then it was basically a RunningGag that people were devising {{Imaginary Love Triangle}}s involving the two. (It's also an extremely popular ship in RealLife, with massive InternetBackdraft when its fans realized that it wasn't going to be canon.) Within the books, Harry never demonstrates any romantic interest in Hermione. He notably HasAType, in that the two girls he crushes on (Cho Chang, Ginny) share his interest in Quidditch, and initially attracted him because they seemed to be carefree, extroverted, and less girly than others, none of which fit Hermione's traits (she notably hates sports within the books). Furthermore, like virtually everyone in Hogwarts, he was surprised Hermione [[SheCleansUpNicely cleans up nicely]] at the Yule Ball, and initially didn't recognize her, unlike Ron who had a crush on her from before. In the movies, on account of Creator/EmmaWatson's AdaptationalAttractiveness and the greater on-screen chemistry she shared with Creator/DanielRadcliffe's Harry, and the softening of some of Harry's more jockish traits led the eventual resolution to come across as a ShockingSwerve.
** Harry also has this more obviously with Luna Lovegood, who is basically the little sister and sibling he always wanted. He adores Luna's innocence, feels compassion for her aloofness, and for being picked on by others, and admires her for her courage and determination. At the end of Book 5, [[spoiler:his grief for Sirius was lessened when he talked with Luna and felt brotherly sympathy for her being picked on, offering to help her. Years later, his youngest child with Ginny Weasley was named Lily Luna Potter after her]].
* Egwene uses this line in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' to make it perfectly clear to Rand that he has no attachments. (He agreed, though she thought, incorrectly, that he was mostly putting up a brave face at the time.) It's followed by her best friend Elayne getting into a relationship with Rand that is most definitely not this trope. Perrin also says it in an attempt to let Min down easy, before realizing that he needn't because it's not him she's after.
* Princess Andromeda does this deliberately in Creator/MercedesLackey's ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms''. She and her rescuer swear blood-siblinghood to prevent the story from forcing her to fall in love with him. [[spoiler: It turns out it wasn't as necessary as it seemed, as they actually ended up swearing ''[[SamusIsAGirl sisterhood]]''.]]
* In the ''[[Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar Arrows of the Queen]]'' trilogy, Herald trainees Skif and Talia try for an adolescent romance but continually find circumstances conspiring against them. Eventually they give up and swear blood brotherhood instead. The inevitable shipping is [[ShipSinking sunk]] once and for all when she ends up [[MindlinkMates lifebonding]] to [[spoiler:Dirk]].
* In the ''Literature/CircleOfMagic'' series, this is the explanation for why none of the main characters are sexually interested in each other. They call each other foster siblings.
* At the beginning of ''Literature/MansfieldPark'', Sir Thomas Bertram is reluctant to adopt his niece [[GenreSavvy for fear]] of KissingCousins. His meddling sister-in-law Mrs. Norris believes raising them like brother and sister will actually be their greatest protection against that trope. [[spoiler:She's wrong.]]
* Lampshaded in the ''Literature/MollyMoon'' series, when describing the relationship between Molly and Rocky. Understandable, since they have been best friends from babyhood.
* It's amazing--you can ''hear'' Mr. Knightley's heart break when Emma uses these words when they're about to dance in ''{{Literature/Emma}}''.[[note]] [[DoubleInLawMarriage His brother is married to her sister]][[/note]].
* In ''Literature/SenseAndSensibility'', everyone ships Colonel Brandon and Elinor Dashwood... except themselves, because Brandon is in love with Marianne Dashwood and Elinor with Edward Ferrars. But they hang out more or less all the time, because they're the most rational and responsible people in their social circle and like each other a great deal. Elinor even notes that "they always conversed with confidence," so when she comes to realize that the others are shipping them, she at least understands why they would.
* In Patricia Briggs's Literature/MercyThompson novels, Mercy's love triangle with Samuel and Adam is resolved when [[spoiler: Samuel, a werewolf, is forced to admit that ''his wolf side'' sees Mercy this way, not as a potential mate]].
* There's a bizarre, amusing variant mentioned in the ''Literature/EighthDoctorAdventures'' novel ''[=EarthWorld=]'': Anji considers the Doctor to be like a sister to her. No, he hasn't regenerated into a woman, but he's the Eighth, who's just shy of [[CampGay Camp]] [[BiTheWay Bisexual]], at least in the novels. She considers him to be [[{{Bishonen}} quite nice to look at]] but not her type, and he very rarely seems to fancy anyone. He does kiss her on the lips later in the book, but that's because he acts as if he had NoSocialSkills and has NoSenseOfPersonalSpace. And he opens up to her emotionally perhaps a bit more than he does to his [[HeterosexualLifePartners Also-Not-Exactly-Heterosexual Life Partner]], Fitz.
* In ''Literature/HellsChildren'', the Damned are this way.
* [[Literature/TheQueensThief The Queen of Eddis]] has this type of relationship with her cousin, [[spoiler: Eugenides]]. They find it funny when others imagine them in love.
* Betsy and [[spoiler:Tony]] by the end of ''[[Literature/BetsyTacy Heaven to Betsy]].''
* Horance and Alyss and Will and Evanlyn from ''Literature/RangersApprentice''.
* A "like brothers" example in [[Literature/TheRavenCycle The Dream Thieves]] with Richard Gansey and Ronan Lynch. Local BadBoy [[FoeYay Kavinsky makes comments throughout the book about Ronan]] being in love with Gansey and/or sleeping with him. When he confronts him towards the end of the book, Ronan claims that it's not like that and that he sees Gansey as a brother, criticizing Kavinsky for not being able to see more to relationships than sex.
* Victor and Ginny have this sort of relationship in ''Literature/HonorHarrington'', although it's complicated somewhat by the fact that they frequently go UndercoverAsLovers.
* In Creator/PGWodehouse's ''[[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Thank You, Jeeves]]'', Bertie has to spend a good deal of time insisting that he and Pauline Stoker are this trope. No one buys it because they used to be engaged, even though Pauline is now in love with Bertie's friend Chuffy and Bertie is actively trying to set them up.
* Matteo and Eliza in ''Literature/SomeoneElsesWar''.
* In ''Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos'', Amelia, who has been in love with Victor since day one, has her hopes crushed when he curtly tells [[HandsomeLech Colin]] to "stop molesting his [[SecretProjectRefugeeFamily sister.]]" Victor is ''actually'' tacitly warning Colin to back off.
* In Creator/{{Ted Dekker}}'s book Literature/{{Thr3e}}, Kevin and Sam are this. It's stated that they are best childhood friends and would never, ever jeopardize this. It becomes fairly obvious why there can be no sexual attraction when you find out that [[spoiler: Sam is actually one of Kevin's multiple personalities.]]
* ''Literature/AdventureHunters'': Lisa's feelings for Artorius are complicated to say the least. The age difference is great enough for him [[ParentalSubstitute to be her father]] but they work more like siblings. Regina thinks she's genuinely in love with him.
* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire,'' Tommen and Margaery are married. Tommen is too young (8) and innocent to really grasp what marriage is about, but they ''are'' technically married and he sees her more as an ''awesome'' [[BigSisterWorship sister]].
* ''Literature/TheMortalInstruments'':
** Simon and Clary come off as this at first, until Simon gains the status of UnluckyChildhoodFriend before moving rather briefly into VictoriousChildhoodFriend and then going back to JustFriends.
** Jace and Isabelle have a loving but purely platonic relationship.
* ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' has at least two sets: Piper and Leo (she calls him the annoying little brother she never had) and Percy and Hazel (who gives him a "sisterly kiss" at one point).
** A third set forms (or at least starts to form) between [[spoiler: Reyna and Nico in Blood Of Olympus. Despite both being generally aloof characters, as their quest goes on Reyna ends up having to remind herself that Nico is not a little brother she needs to take care of; both share details of the darker aspects of their pasts that they've never told anyone else; and, to top it off, when Reyna hugs him at the celebration feast, he accepts it rather than pulling away, a show of affection [[HatesBeingTouched Nico]] has reserved only for his sisters.]]
* In ''Literature/TheHungerGames'', Finnick and Johanna. While we are limited to what our first person narrator actually can observe, she considers their "years of friendship" is probably worth more in the end than their in-game alliance. They seem especially close even within the larger BreakfastClub of Hunger Games winners, just judging by the fact that Finnick can get away with hauling Johanna into the ocean and dunking her until she stops screaming. And there's no danger of things becoming romantic, as Finnick is in love with another victor, Annie.
** Gale and Prim have this type of relationship. Katniss also sees her relationship with Gale as being this... until she finds out he sees things differently.
* The Dragonets from Literature/WingsOfFire. They've been raised together since birth, and think of each other as surrogate siblings. The only exception is [[TheSmartGuy Starflight's]] crush on [[WideEyedIdealist Sunny]], [[spoiler:but she turns him down specifically because there relationship is too familial.]]
* In ''Literature/RachelGriffin'', Rachel and Siegfried Smith have this relationship. She's a cultured, well-educated member of the English nobility. He's a gamy, street-smart orphan who slew a dragon. [[TheyFightCrime They get into trouble together.]]
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Eric and Kasile develop this sort of friendship in ''A Mage's Power'' due to a MindLinkMates event. By the end of ''Looming Shadow'' he explictly refers to her as "my little sister" complete with BigBrotherInstinct when it comes to her suitors.
* In ''Literature/{{Zeroes}}'', Bellwether and Flicker have this type of relationship. During his BreakingSpeech that tore apart the Zeroes, Scam accused Bellwether of both thinking of Flicker as a younger sister and at the same time being romantically attracted to her; the chapters from Bellwether's perspective confirm this.
* ''Literature/{{Mako}}'': Lee and Mac, two stalwart friends from college who lean on each other, exchange music, etc. Lee even protests that Mac is like his sister when Danny [[ShipperOnDeck starts shipping them]]. [[spoiler:They have a RelationshipUpgrade by the end of the book.]]
* ''Literature/{{Oathbringer}}'' (third book of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive''):
** Implied to be Kaladin's [[spoiler:final]] feelings for Shallan, because she reminds him of his brother Tien. He sees Sylphrena, his BondCreature, as a sister in an AnnoyingYoungerSibling sort of way.
** Adolin ends up in a similar relationship with Veil, considering her a drinking buddy. And yes, he knows she's Shallan's SplitPersonality. Dating a [[MasterOfIllusion Lightweaver]] is weird.
* In ''Literature/HaloTheFallOfReach'', it is established John-117 (The Master Chief) is like this with childhood friend/surrogate sibling Kelly-087. They're very close even by the already close-knit standards of the other [[SuperSoldier Spartan-IIs]].


[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* Invoked and averted in episode of ''Series/{{Selfie}}'', with the UST-laden relationship of Eliza and Henry. Eliza asks Henry to go out to get a drink (planning on setting him up with someone else) and coworker Larry says she wants Henry. Henry says they're like brother and sister, then he realizes that isn't true and says they're "like cousins." While Eliza and Henry have a close, supportive friendship like brothers and sisters, they also have sexual chemistry, unlike brothers and sisters (most of them).
* Chloe and Clark in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', from around Season 5. Chloe used to harbor a childhood crush on Clark, but she grows out of it as she gets older.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Buffy and Xander after Season Two. For the first two seasons it's a bit one-sided (Xander's in love with Buffy during this time).
** Xander and Willow also end up like this. They start off more like PlatonicLifePartners, but as the series progresses they drift apart a bit, and form close relationships with other people. They remain part of the same group of TrueCompanions.
* On ''Series/{{Angel}}'':
** Cordelia and Wesley bicker and taunt each other mercilessly, but they are good friends, and are always there to defend each other in times of danger. If it wasn't for the accent difference, they could almost ''be'' brother and sister.
** Cordelia and Angel were also like this for the first two seasons of ''Angel'', which led to some viewers being displeased when their relationship changed to a romantic one from partway through the third.
* ''Series/BrooklynNineNine'':
** In the episode "Tactical Village", Peralta ''claims'' that Amy Santiago is like a sister to him. [[ShipperOnDeck Boyle]] isn't convinced, and Peralta later admits he does have feelings for her.
--->'''Boyle:''' That's what Luke said about Leia.\\
'''Peralta:''' Hey, Luke didn't know! ''[[SurpriseIncest No one knew!]]''
** However, Jake Peralta and Gina Linetti are actually this. She refers to Jake's grandmother as "Nana".
* ''TheMiddle'':
** Sue Heck's first boyfriend was Brad Bottig, who it seemed [[TransparentCloset everyone but her could tell was gay]], but romance was never really the nature of their relationship. There was likely a point that her inability to recognize this eventually turned to SelectiveObliviousness until the point he was willing to open up about it. He was constantly an ear for her to share any and all guy troubles she had and their friendship continued throughout college as well. It came to the point that he was a way better friend to her than her actual best friend Carly (who pretty much disappeared after Season 6 sans a one-off cameo in a Season 9 episode).
** People mistakenly thought this was the nature of Sue’s relationship with brother Axl’s best friend Sean Donahue too, but they both have clearly harbored romantic feelings for each other for a long time. The two have both been too uncertain to act on them. That itself has led into an [[ArcFatigue overly long and exhausting storyline]] about it.
* On ''Series/{{NCIS}}'', Ziva tells Ray that Tony and she are like brother and sister. He's [[UnresolvedSexualTension visibly stunned]] (put them together for five minutes and it's kind of obvious this isn't true).
* C.J. and Toby on ''Series/TheWestWing'' are this, rather blatantly, since they're in a group of TrueCompanions that is closely modeled on a nuclear family. How they actually got to be friends (years before the show started) is frustratingly never mentioned, just like [[HeterosexualLifePartners Josh and Sam, or Jed and Leo.]]
* Sheldon and Penny in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory''. In the episode "The Intimacy Acceleration," they conduct an experiment designed to make people fall in love by asking each other a few personal questions. They don't fall in love, but reflect more about their friendship, and they both admit that they look on each other like a brother and a sister. At her [[spoiler:wedding with Leonard]], he makes a point of telling her that she's extremely important to him.
* Annie and Augie on ''Series/{{Covert Affairs}}''.
* ''Series/{{Frasier}}'': Frasier Crane and Roz Doyle.
-->'''Roz:''' You've always been just like a brother to me. Which is weird, I know, because [[BetterAsFriends we slept together...]]
* ''Series/{{Firefly}}'':
** Mal and Zoe. They appear to have been PlatonicLifePartners until Zoe married Wash, but since [[spoiler: Zoe unflinchingly chooses Wash over Mal in ''War Stories'']], it's safe to assume that, much like Xander and Willow above, Mal and Zoe's relationship has been demoted. After [[spoiler: Wash dies in ''Film/{{Serenity}}'']], it's quite possible that Zoe and Mal's relationship will return to PlatonicLifePartners status. Though that might have been less Zoe choosing Wash over Mal and more her unflinchingly making a logical decision for the sake of the whole crew: she knew Mal was a lot tougher than Wash and that she could take over his duties if need be, whereas they only had one pilot.
** Also, Mal and Kaylee, and their actors in real life. Leading to this exchange in the BigDamnMovie (though it's somewhat jarring, as both of them have seen each other naked):
--->'''Kaylee:''' Goin' on a year now, I ain't had nothin' twixt my nethers [[ADateWithRosiePalms weren't run on batteries]]!\\
'''Mal:''' [[TooMuchInformation OH GOD! I CAN'T KNOW THAT!]]\\
'''[[YuriFan Jayne]]:''' I could stand to hear a little more.
* Kurt Hummel and Mercedes Jones in ''Series/{{Glee}}''. Although the interest in them being a couple is completely gone by episode 3 when Kurt comes out of the Transparent Closet... they stayed the closest (platonic) friendship in the show for quite a while.
* Donna and the Doctor from ''Series/DoctorWho'', although they were often mistaken as a couple. She was one of the first companions in the revival not to view the Doctor as a romantic interest, and these two characters had a very close platonic friendship.
* ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'':
** Guinevere and Merlin become this. They probably have the healthiest relationship on the show, and both were prepared to die for the other within the first four episodes of the show.
** Arthur and Morgana sort of have this, but it's debatable and their relationship evolves over the series. Considering that Morgana is Arthur's father's ward, she's essentially his foster sister. [[spoiler:Actually, she's his half-sister, so a literal application of this trope.]] Luckily Mordred already exists in season one and is probably about half Arthur's age at that time, so there will be no need for either Morgana or Morgause to seduce Arthur and bear his child for the sake of the plot.
* Luke and Rani on ''Series/TheSarahJaneAdventures'' are, [[TrueCompanions of course]], very close friends, but there's not a hint of attraction from either side between them. Also, Luke is still pining after [[PutOnABus Maria]] and Rani has rather intense UnresolvedSexualTension with Clyde.
* The bitterness is almost palpable on ''Series/GameOfThrones'' when Catelyn states to Ned that [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Littlefinger]] is like a brother to her. Ouch!
* ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'':
** Ted and Lily. Notable in that, since Lily's been Marshall's girlfriend since the day he and Ted became roommates, and Ted and Marshall have been HeterosexualLifePartners for almost as long, Ted and Lily have been basically brother- and sister-in-law since college. Highlighted when Lily broke up with Marshall and moved away for a time. After their reconciliation, Ted harbored resentment towards Lily for leaving him as well and then assuming her reconciliation with Marshall automatically applied to Ted.
** Marshall and Robin, in contrast to her BetterAsFriends with Ted and WillTheyOrWontThey with Barney.
** Though inappropriate at times with her just to mess with her, Barney and Lily’s relationship is also strictly platonic.
** From what is seen, [[spoiler:Tracy the Mother]] also developed this relationship with Marshall and Barney.
* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'': Sherlock and Mary end up as this, since her relationship with John is very important to her, and she doesn't want to lose him, and helps Sherlock and John with [[HeteroSexualLifePartners their relationship]] since she ''knows'' that Sherlock's important to John and that John's important to Sherlock.
* On ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' this plays out between Eliot and Parker with Eliot playing the role of a protective big brother. They even manage to have interesting conversations while on the job:
-->'''Parker:''' What's sexting?\\
'''Eliot:''' I am ''not'' having this conversation with you, Parker.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Captain John Sheridan and his NumberTwo, Susan Ivanova, are best friends, confidantes, and comrades-in-arms, and have walked through fire together. There's also not a hint of romantic interest in each other on either side. This is played for pure hilarity when Sheridan has a midnight brainstorm and comes barging into Ivanova's quarters babbling about his brilliant plan, only for Ivanova, who's wearing some fairly skimpy nightclothes, to point out that she might want to go change first. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51GhNGeKPrA Whereupon]]:
-->'''Sheridan:''' Oh, uh, right. Sorry, I hadn't noticed.\\
'''Ivanova:''' Thanks, I'll just... wait. What do you mean you didn't notice?? What am I, chopped flarn? I mean, okay, granted, ''I'' don't have any interest in ''you'', and ''you'' don't have any interest in ''me'', but if you're going to come barging in here in the middle of the night the least you could do is say, 'Nice outfit, Ivanova!' and ''then'' go on a tear!\\
'''Sheridan:''' [''utterly flummoxed''] Uh... nice outfit, Ivanova!\\
'''Ivanova:''' [''stalks away, muttering''] You are such a... [''indecipherable grumbling'']
* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys:'' After a brief ShipTease, Hercules and [[Series/XenaWarriorPrincess Xena]] decide they're BetterAsFriends and become this.
* Jess and Schmidt from ''Series/NewGirl''. The prospect of them hooking up has become an object of shame and disgust to them and everyone who knows them.
* ''Series/{{Friends}}'':
** Joey and Monica in later seasons. This is mainly because Monica gets together with Chandler, who Joey considers his [[{{HeterosexualLifePartner}} "brother"]] and the trio form a mini-family within the TrueCompanions. Monica feeds Joey for years, they include a "Joey Room" in their new house, and frequently act as his older siblings.
** To a much lesser degree, Rachel/Chandler and Phoebe/Chandler, though they may be too much of TheFriendsWhoNeverHang to count.
* ''Series/OnceUponATime'': Red and Charming, particularly during season two, where she's his [[TheLancer Lancer]] and [[TheConsigliere Consigliere]]. It probably helps that she's his wife's [[HeterosexualLifePartners best friend]].
* Elaine and Jerry from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''. They tried dating, but it didn't work out. The show teases them once or twice, but they're mostly just best friends.
* ''Series/GreysAnatomy'': For a while this is what Alex and Jo both invoke to describe their feelings towards each other. Yeah, right. As soon as Jason enters the picture, Alex has a GreenEyedEpiphany, and the burgeoning UnresolvedSexualTension develops quickly into a full-blown RelationshipUpgrade.
* In the final season of ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'', Bobby Goren is seeing a psychologist as part of keeping his job. She inquires into his relationship with his adored partner, Alexandra Eames, and at one point straight-up asks Goren if he's in love with Eames. Goren, flustered, insists that he does love her but that she's like his big sister; it's left ambiguous as to whether he's telling the truth.
* Two contestants in ''Series/MasterchefAustralia'''s fourth season, Ben and Emma, have this relationship. Emma regards Ben as her brother and mentor, and broke down when she realized she must face him in an elimination challenge. Ben, for his part, was willing to drop out from the competition and let go of his dreams so that Emma can stay.
* Tom Branson and Mary Crawley (who are in fact siblings-in-law) eventually reach this relationship in season six of ''Series/DowntonAbbey''--so much so that they drop the "in-law" part of the equation and simply refer to each other as "my brother" and "my sister."
* In ''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll'', Clarissa and Sam's relationship is like this. They are very close to each other, to the point that Clarissa just lets him enter her room unannounced through the window using a ladder. They share their feelings and trust each other blindly. They go on a date ''once'', because Sam briefly develops a crush on Clarissa and they decide to try it, but the date turns out to be really awkward and the unpleasant kiss they share is best described by Sam as like kissing his sister if he had one.
* ''Series/NoTomorrow'': Hank and his internet girlfriend turn out to be this way in person. They decide to be friends instead.
* {{Conversed}} [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] in ''Series/WizardsOfWaverlyPlace'' to clean up the [[UnusualEuphemism residue]] from [[FanPreferredCouple Jalex]] ShipTease inserted into the scene. Alex and Justin have popped themselves into a movie. Their parents overhear a conversation about the two new characters:
--> "... they have such chemistry."\\
"It's like they grew up together."
* ''Series/TheExpanse'': Parodied when Jim and Naomi disclose their romantic relationship to the other two members of their crew. Jim was especially worried that Amos, who blindly follows Naomi's every word, might take issue. However, Amos assures him that Naomi is like a sister to him before immediately noting that he'd still have sex with her given the opportunity. Jim just has this ''brilliant'' "wtf?" expression on his face.

* Subverted by French singer Jean-Jacques Goldman in ''Elle a fait un bébé toute seule'': "I'm like her big brother... a little incestuous when she wants to."

* Clopin and Esmeralda in ''Theatre/NotreDameDeParis''. Clopin even calls her "my little sister".

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX'':
** Tidus and Rikku. Rikku is the first person Tidus is able to talk to in Spira and they form a really close bond over the course of their journey. Yuna and Wakka also as they grew up together on Besaid. She actually says that she and Wakka (as well as Lulu) are brother and sister. Wakka also says at one point that Yuna is a like a little sister to him and Lulu, and their interactions back that up.
** Tidus and Lulu in a way become this as well. Lulu is initially cynical towards Tidus when he joins the group but she is always the one who tells him about Spira and she has definitely warmed to him by the time they get to Guadosalam.
* Vaan and Penelo appear to be this initially in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', but the end of the game implies that they might be more.
* Serah and Noel in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII-2'' form a brother-and-sister like relationship through the course of the game due to both having their own love interests already (Noel being in love with Yuel and Serah being Snow's fiance).
* In ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts'' Sora seems to have a special bond with [[Disney/TheLittleMermaid Ariel]]. They are certainly much closer than Sora is with the other Disney characters who appear in various worlds. Especially in the first game, Ariel's desire to see other worlds is paralleled with Sora's same desire from the beginning. There's good justification for a romantic pairing except Ariel is canonically paired with Eric in the second game while Sora has overt feelings for Kairi.
* Falco Lombardi and Katt Monroe from ''VideoGame/StarFox''. They're not related, but they've known each other for most of their lives. Their once-ambiguously-portrayed relationship turned out to be this once it became clear in ''Farewell, Beloved Falco'' that Falco [[IncompatibleOrientation isn't into girls]] (or at the very least [[CelibateHero isn't looking for a girlfriend]]), but they have a sibling-like loyalty to each other.
* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'':
** At the beginning of ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaPortraitOfRuin'', Jonathan Morris states that his childhood friend Charlotte Aulin is like his dear sister, much to her displeasure since she doesn't like to be treated like a child.
** In ''VideoGame/CastlevaniaOrderOfEcclesia'', Albus views himself as Shanoa's big brother, complete with KnightTemplarBigBrother tendencies. Whether or not Shanoa feels the same is uncertain since we don't see much of her prior to her memory loss.
* Though it's never outright stated, the male and female leads in ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' fall into this. Despite numerous ShipperOnDeck moments from other companions in various skits, they never stray from being like brother and sister.
** The same case can also apply with the main hero and heroine of ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces''. Despite the traditional romantic feelings harboring between the ''VideoGame/TalesOf'' heroes, this time, the main character's love interest isn't the main heroine (who unfortunately is [[DieForOurShip hit hard by some fans]]), so despite the numerous ShipTease moments, nothing romantic ever occurs between the two of them. [[spoiler: It doesn't help that the main heroine isn't even human.]] In the Lineage to the Future arc, [[TheHero Asbel]] explicitly refers to [[MysteriousWaif Sophie]] like a sister (although in a skit, she refers to him like a father-figure as well--ItMakesSenseInContext).
*** [[spoiler: Eventually Asbel adopts Sophie into his family. Not as his sister, though, but as his ''daughter.'']]
*** Graces also seems to be invoking this trope with one of its win quotes. Asbel refers to himself, his brother, and Cheria--who clearly harbours romantic interests for him--as "Lhant's Triplets of Terror." Cheria angrily retorts, "I am ''not'' your sister, Asbel!"
* In the ''SonicTheHedgehog'' series, Tails and Amy act like this. Amy's StalkerWithACrush status can make things a bit tense, however.
** On the official Japanese website for VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006, Blaze and Silver's relationship was stated to be like this.
* Akihiko Sanada and Mitsuru Kirijo in ''VideoGame/Persona3'', thanks to their shared experience as two of SEES's founding members. Just don't [[ShippingGoggles tell the fandom...]]
** In the PSP re-release, unless [[RomanceSidequest you have him be your lover]], Akihiko can form this kind of bond with the female protagonist, courtesy of his new Social Link. It's even more sibling-like insofar as late in the link, he'll admit that he sees his deceased younger sister Miki in the protagonist. The female protagonist and Junpei Iori also fall into this, especially seeing as Junpei ''can't'' be romanced: their relationship in their Social Link is entirely platonic with Junpei taking on a protective brother role towards her.
* Lucca insists that her relationship with Crono is like this in ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger''. Whether or not that's entirely true is a matter of some speculation.
* If Wrex survives [[spoiler:Virmire]] and you turn down the Salarian Dalatrass's request to [[spoiler: fake the genophage cure]], his relationship with [[PlayerCharacter Shepard]] in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'' is this. He even calls Shepard brother/sister at the end of "Priority: Tuchanka." He goes out of his way to not call his biological half-brother as such, because Wreav's an asshole.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'', the Dragonborn can join the Companions, a warrior guild stationed in Whiterun which effectively takes the place of the Tamrielic Fighters' Guild from the previous games. All of the members of the Companions refer to one another as "Shield-Brother" and "Shield-Sister," and most if not all of them consider the guild to be their true family.
** The Skyrim chapter of the Dark Brotherhood also consider themselves a family, and could describe most of their relationships with each other in this way. They don't voice it as explicitly as the Companions, but it's there.
** In the ''Dawnguard'' expansion, a male Dragonborn can develop this sort of bond with Serana, since she's not available (outside of mods) as a romance option.
** This may also be a description of the relationship between a female Dragonborn and [[spoiler:Paarthurnax. On a metaphysical level, they actually ''are'' brother and sister, both having been created by Akatosh, the god of time; depending on how the Dragonborn chooses to view Paarthurnax's mentorship, it could certainly fall into this trope.]]
* In ''VideoGame/SandsOfDestruction'', Agan and Morte are ChildhoodFriends. Kyrie seemed a bit down at first that his pretty LoveInterest has such a close male friend, but it soon becomes obvious that while Agan [[TeamMom frets over Morte]] and she [[RelativeButton will kill anyone who hurts him]], their relationship is that of siblings. It isn't stated exactly where Morte's parents are or what happened to them, but when visiting the Bacchitav Caravan, they're not there and she's clearly on good terms with Agan's mom, perhaps implying that they were actually raised as siblings.
* In the ''Franchise/DragonAge'' games, the player character can develop this sort of dynamic with any companion of the opposite sex that they don't actively romance.
** One of the most pronounced examples is in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition''; should a female Inquisitor max out the approval rating of the Tevinter mage Dorian, their dialogue clearly indicates a mutual platonic adoration.
** Also in ''Inquisition'', there are shades of this trope in the relationship between Cullen and Cassandra. It's made very clear that they like, respect, and trust one another in a non-romantic way; furthermore, listening in on ambient dialogue with the runners who deliver messages around Skyhold shows that she has a tendency to watch him closely. She's monitoring him for signs that [[spoiler:his lyrium withdrawal]] is getting to him, but they both express this fact in ways that make her sound more like a big sister than anything.
* In the ''Franchise/BaldursGate'' series, a male player character can have this relationship with his childhood friend Imoen, who is the most loyal of all the potential companions. No matter what, she will stick with the PC because of her friendship for him. In an unmodded game, there is never any hint of attraction between them (and some expanded banters will have her be {{Squick}}ed by the thought). In fact, ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' reveals that [[spoiler: a male PC and Imoen aren't just ''like'' brother and sister, they actually ''are'' (though she had a different mother).]] This has not stopped [[GameMod modders]] and [[FixFic shippers]] from [[FanPreferredCouple pairing them up]], especially since [[spoiler: their DivineParentage makes it highly unlikely they're biologically related.]]
* Videogame/{{Shantae}} has this relationship with her old friend Bolo. For better or for worse, this means she's more or less off of [[LovableSexManiac Bolo's]] radar.
* ''VideoGame/LifeIsStrange'': Victoria Chase and Nathan Prescott have a close platonic relationship, and Victoria is probably the only person in the world who genuinely cares about what he's going through. Unfortunately, she has little ability to actually help him, between his father [[TherapyIsForTheWeak refusing to allow him the therapy he needs]] and [[spoiler:Mark Jefferson manipulating him by pretending to act as his father figure]]. She can tell that he's getting worse over the course of the game, but doesn't know what to do. If Max tries to talk to her about how dangerous Nathan is getting, she'll eventually decide that Nathan needs to be brought in for his own good.


[[folder:Visual Novels]]
* ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** Miles Edgeworth and Franziska von Karma were raised together since he was 9 and she was 2 and consider themselves siblings. She makes it a point to call him her [[InsistentTerminology "little" brother]] and it's [[WhipItGood really not wise]] to correct her on that.
** Apollo and Trucy seem to fit into this trope perfectly... [[spoiler:until it's revealed that they, unbeknownst to them, actually ''are'' brother and sister. Half-siblings, but still...]]
* ''VisualNovel/CorpseParty'' has Mayu Suzumoto and Sakutarou Morishige. [[spoiler:Sakutarou does ''[[GoMadFromTheRevelation not]]'' take it well when he finds out that the mutilated corpse he's been [[NightmareFetishist obsessing over]] is Mayu's.]]
* In ''VisualNovel/LittleBusters'', if you don't get together with the main heroine Rin, she and Riki stay friends like this.
* In ''VisualNovel/UminekoWhenTheyCry'', Shannon and Kanon's relationship is like this. [[spoiler:It's eventually made clear that they're actually the same person, created as alter egos of Sayo Yasuda; Sayo even created Kanon to be a "little brother" for Shannon.]]
* Carlos and Akane in ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' develop this bond over the course of the story (At least in the timelines when [[spoiler:she's not murdering him for [[ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend killing Junpei]]]]). Ther friendship is purely platonic given that Akane [[SingleTargetSexuality only has eyes on Junpei]], and Carlos not only [[ShipperOnDeck ships them]], but is not interested in romance whatsoever. In the True End Carlos actually says that he feels like he gained a new sister.
** [[VisualNovel/VirtuesLastReward Sigma and Phi]] are another example. They have trusted each other nearly since the first time they met, he's a lot more outspoken when in her presence, and [[spoiler:saving her is her first thought when they're about to be executed]]. ''VisualNovel/ZeroTimeDilemma'' [[spoiler:subverts the trope by revealing that they are actually father and daughter]].
* ''VisualNovel/IkemenSengoku'': Hideyoshi, the TeamMom of the Oda forces, becomes a [[BigBrotherInstinct protective older brother-like figure]] to the female main character after he gets past his initial suspicions of her. In most routes, their relationship is genuinely platonic, but in his route their growing romantic feelings for each other make it increasingly impossible for them to keep treating each other as only "family".

[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Zig-zagged in ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'' with Nora and Lie Ren. Nora insists that she and Lie Ren are Like Brother And Sister, but the show has more than hinted that this is a SuspiciouslySpecificDenial. Lie Ren has also denied romantic interest in Nora, but the scene goes by so quickly that we don't really hear his side of the story.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' is Mike and Lucy when they are younger, though they later develop romantic interest in one another. Paulo claims to feel this way about Daisy, and Daisy seems to feel this way about Paulo, but there are some hints that Paulo, at least, is somewhat interested in his friend. Mike also sees Daisy this way, much to her frustration.
* Jasper and Nina in ''Webcomic/LavenderTea'' she shows a sisterly affection to him. Later this frustrates Jassie as he feels he's not respected as a guy but a child.
* Trigger and Layla in ''Webcomic/FarOutThere'' are most emphatically [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/comics/1027274/page-28-i-dont-think-thats-very-funny-at-all/ in this sort of relationship]].
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'':
** Davan and Aubrey are like this, especially since they've known each other long enough for the Westermarck Effect to be in place.
** Davan and Pee-Jee are an almost as good example, although they haven't known each other nearly as long and Davan had a crush on her prior to the comic's beginning. Davan even refers to her as Mei-Mei (Chinese for "little sister") at one point.
* Creepknight and Bowler certainly seem to reflect this in ''Webcomic/VoodooWalrus''. At very least, they [[http://voodoowalrus.com/?p=1844 argue like brother and sister]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'': Roy and Haley. Also, assuming [[AmbiguousGender Vaarsuvius]] is a guy, him and Haley as well.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' has [[KnightInSourArmor Karkat]] [[HatesEveryoneEqually Vantas]] and [[TeamMom Kanaya]] [[LipstickLesbian Maryam]]. Karkat is a raving, permanently angry misanthrope who hates everyone, including [[IHatePastMe him]][[FutureMeScaresMe self]], but he will never get mad at Kanaya and is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold through and through. Similarly, while Kanaya can sometimes be condescending and aloof she's mostly a [[NiceGuy Nice Girl]], and rarely raises her tone to Karkat. If either needs advice or support they talk freely. Since Trolls have no formal definition for siblings, they refer to each other as "best friends".
** This probably originates in the [[spoiler:[[GenerationXerox past, when Kanaya's ancestor adopted and raised Karkat's ancestor]]]].
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-04-17 Fuchsia feels afraid that Criminy will give her this.]]
* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', when Elliot tried to assess why his recent feelings toward another girl are different from his feelings towards his girlfriend, Sarah, he [[http://egscomics.com/?date=2013-04-04 suddenly realized]] that he sees her more like a sister than as a girlfriend, but had been oblivious to it all that time.[[note]]Ellen had [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2013-03-12 realized this]] about herself shortly after discovering she couldn't be with Sarah but wasn't sure if Elliot felt the same way[[/note]] While his girlfriend didn't feel the same way about him, she ultimately wasn't too disappointed as she had her [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2013-02-22 own reasons]] for wanting to break up with him.
* ''Webcomic/DumbingOfAge'':
** Billie and Walky. They've known each other since childhood (though Billie avoided him in high school), bicker near-constantly, and Billie seems to view Walky as her AnnoyingYoungerSibling. They tend to act [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2011/comic/book-2/01-pajama-jeans/something/ angry]] or [[http://www.dumbingofage.com/2013/comic/book-4/01-the-only-dope-for-me-is-you/supererawesomer/ nauseated]] when someone suggests they could be a couple.
** Even Walky's actual sister Sal acknowledges this, telling Billie she's the "…daughter [our parents] like" and smiling when Walky tells her he wants to be a good brother--to ''Billie''--as a backhanded way of acknowledging he hasn't always been a good brother to Sal.
* Da-Jeong and Min-Seong are like this in ''Webcomic/TheFriendlyWinter''. The manga has implications of their parents [[RomancingTheWidow pairing up]] so they could literally end up siblings one day.
* In ''Webcomic/ElsannaBramStokersDracula'', Anna and Kristoff are this, despite their canonical relationship in ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' ''and'' Mina Murray being Jonathan Harker's wife-to-be in the [[Film/BramStokersDracula 1992 film]].
* ''Webcomic/TwoKinds'': Kat has a crush on her master Eric, but Eric reveals that he thinks of Kat as his little sister. This causes issues. So Kat [[BiTheWay takes an interest in]] [[{{Transgender}} Natani]] instead.
* Bang and Gil in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' are this, especially post-TimeSkip. Gil doesn't seem at all surprised to wake up sharing a bed with Bang and she is extremly protective of him but they both have other canon LoveInterests.
* Webcomic/OzyAndMillie had this so much that in the final arc [[spoiler: their parents get married]].
* Webcomic/JosephAndYusra have been best friends ever since Yusra came to America as a toddler and they discovered they had a telepathic link. Yusra has no problem taking of her Hijab at his house and openly admits that she can't see him as anything other than an older brother. [[spoiler: Ironically, she says this right before running into her ''actual'' [[LongLostRelative brother]].]]

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''MidnightScreenings'': Brad Jones and Sarah Lewis have appeared together in the reviews probably more than any other male-female duo (or just any duo in general). They’ve never had a romantic relationship with each other as they’ve each had romantic relationships that have come and gone and now Brad is married to Laura while Sarah is married to Dave with a daughter. Brad and Sarah are still clearly very close though.
* Apollo and Calliope in ''Literature/ThaliasMusings'', except on rare occasions when Calliope is drunk.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic, as well as their real-life counterparts (Doug Walker and Lindsay Ellis), have been described as such.
** Given the recent #ChangeTheChannel movement though, that is probably no longer the case.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* As seen in the page quote, Flash and Hawkgirl in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''. Any flirting between these two can be entirely attributed to Flash's tendency [[CasanovaWannabe to hit on]] [[HandsomeLech anything in a skirt]] ([[ComicallyMissingThePoint Hawkgirl never wears those, though...]]), and even that stops by the shift to ''Unlimited''. He even describes her as being like his "big sister" in the final season of the series.
* From the Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse, this is how [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark Kent]] seems to have come to view his ex Lana Lang, though she threatens to go back to ComicBook/LexLuthor if he ever calls her that.
* Lance and Ilana from ''WesternAnimation/SymBionicTitan'' pose as siblings in their high school. Genndy Tartakovsky said before there was to be no romance between those two.
* Terry (Batman) and Maxine in ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond'' have this, being really really close. Although many fans think they'd just be better off dating, neither character actually shows any interest in the other that way, aside from a teasing banter here and there. WordOfGod states that one writer suggested [[WhatCouldHaveBeen making them a couple]], but the creator decided to have them stay purely as friends.
* Played with in ''WesternAnimation/HarveyBirdmanAttorneyAtLaw'':
-->'''Birdgirl:''' You realize there's absolutely no chance we'll be kissing, right?\\
'''Peanut:''' Yeah, duh, of course; you're like my sister. (''pause'') Which, given a little thought, could be a very hot concept.
* The titular character and Ingrid Third in ''WesternAnimation/{{Fillmore}}'' are the Safety Patrol's best officers and the best of friends.
* Henry and June from ''WesternAnimation/KaBlam'', [[http://s1.zetaboards.com/The_KaBlam_Forum/topic/4265635/1 according to]] WordOfGod.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers'' theme song, the eponymous duo are described as "like a dysfunctional brother and sister."
* ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls,''
** As of the [[spoiler:end of the series]], Dipper and Wendy fall into this trope. If not for his own relationship with his ''actual'' sister, Mabel, Dipper and Wendy could have become PlatonicLifePartners.
** [[{{CloudcuckooLander}} Mabel]] describes [[EnfantTerrible Gideon]] as "a little sister I can do girly things with." Unfortunately, he feels [[VillainousCrush differently]] about the situation.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
** {{Depending on the writer}}, [[SociallyAwkwardHero Twilight's]] relationship with [[TagalongKid Spike]] slides between this trope, PlatonicLifePartners, and Twilight being a ParentalSubstitute toward Spike. One constant throughout all these interpretations is that they are utterly inseparable, to the point where the Season 3 premiere establishes Spike's greatest fear as being Twilight not needing him anymore and sending him away.
** Spike's relationship with most of his friends can be seen like this too. It's clear he really loves the Mane Six and the feelings appear to be mutual. He said he considers them family in ''Dragon Quest'' and the tie-in book ''We Like Spike!'' ends with the narration saying that the Mane Six ''are'' Spike's family. In the ''Nightmare Rarity'' arc, Twilight said that Spike would do anything to help the girls if he could, and there's a scene in the background of the [[BigDamnMovie movie]] where Pinkie Pie is seen protecting Spike [[spoiler:as the Sky Pirate Ship is getting attacked by Tempest]].
* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
** In the episode ''The Ember Island Players'', the ShowWithinAShow portrays [[KidHero Aang]] and [[TeamMom Katara]] as this. Aang, who has had a crush on Katara since the first episode, freaks out and begins to wonder if Katara really thinks of him this way.
** This same play portrays the characters that actually are this trope, Katara and Zuko, as a couple ([[FanPreferredCouple which a number of fans would prefer]]). Their immediate reaction is to scoot further away from each other in embarrassment.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', despite some vague prodding at the possibility of romance, Asami and Korra both develop this sort of relationship with Bolin.
* ''Literature/GaspardAndLisa'' (from the AllCGICartoon based on the illustrated books) are much like brother and sister. They met at school and are almost inseparable, perhaps since their personalities click very well. Although, the nature of the dialogue-heavy drama that unfolds between them (always resolved by the end of an episode, of course) makes them look a whole lot LikeAnOldMarriedCouple despite being kids.
* All the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' are in this sort of familial friendship, except for Starfire and Robin, but it's most obvious with Beast Boy and Raven.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsTheCloneWars'': Even though they are Master and Padawan, Anakin and Ahsoka have this sort of dynamic. It helps that they're only a few years apart from each other.
* The relationship between WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}} and Stumpy. In fact, one episode even has her call him her "little brother".
* Jeremie Belpois and Yumi Ishiyama of ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' have this relationship as do their respective love interests Aelita [[IHaveManyNames Stones/Hopper/Schaeffer]] and Ulrich Stern. Yumi is also technically this trope with teammate Odd Della Robbia.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* As of ''AvengersInfinityWar'', Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson have worked together on a total of seven movies (including that movie, the first ''Avengers'', ''Winter Soldier'', ''Age of Ultron'' and ''Civil War'') for about 14 years since 2004's ''The Perfect Score''. They haven't dated in real life and the only time they played actual romantic interests for each other was 2007's ''The Nanny Diaires''.
* The alternative name for this trope, the Westermarck Effect, is after Finnish sociologist Edward Westermarck, who did very thorough research on the incest taboo and found that sibling incest, father-daughter incest, and mother-son incest are extremely rare in monogamous cultures around the world, and that this effect extends also to stepchildren adopted in very early age. The same effect has also been discovered on many animals, especially birds.
** Westermarck isn't the only one to draw this conclusion; it's been shown the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westermarck_effect Westermarck effect]] is quite common in real life among childhood friends. Studies show that children who know each other during their early childhood will rarely develop any romantic interest later in life. It's hypothesized that this is part of an instinctual mechanism designed to minimize the possibility of [[IncestIsRelative inbreeding]]. But do Middle/High schoolers with those two friends who have known each other since preschool care? Noooooo...
* Creator/MarkHamill admitted that he had this relationship with Creator/CarrieFisher, although of the more vitriolic kind ("...like a sister to me, sometimes we don't speak for years, but I would lay down my life for her"). On Twitter he frequently referred to her as his beloved "space sister," and in the [=2010s=] they did silly things like posing for 'Skywalker family photos'. His remarks about their relationship are considerably HarsherInHindsight, since Fisher's death in 2016 left Hamill in almost StunnedSilence; what little he has been able to bring himself to say about it on social media makes it clear that he's heartbroken by her loss.
* Creator/LeonardoDiCaprio and Creator/KateWinslet, having been very close friends since ''Film/{{Titanic|1997}}'' and collaborating again in ''Film/RevolutionaryRoad'', remain this and nothing more. Kate's kids call him "Uncle Leo," and for a kissing scene in ''Revolutionary Road'', Leonardo stated that it felt slightly weird because kissing Kate was like kissing a family member.
* ''Film/HarryPotter'' actors Creator/RupertGrint and Creator/EmmaWatson said it was weird to kiss each other for the eighth and last movie, because they had grown up together since the first one and thought of each other as brother and sister. Same when Emma had to kiss Creator/DanielRadcliffe (though the relevant scene itself was already decidedly unpleasant in context).
* Arguably the luckiest of King Henry VIII's wives was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_of_Cleves Anne of Cleves]]. Misled by flattering portraits on both ends and a need for a political alliance, they married. As soon as it was time to consummate things, the pair found out that there was absolutely ''zero'' attraction and Henry opted for an annulment. Anne was sensible enough to sign the annulment papers with all due haste (and probably a sigh of relief); she thus kept in good standing with Henry, who liked her very much as a person even though there was no physical attraction, and became known as "the King's beloved sister." She was invited to all the events at court, was provided with a household and income by the crown, and was very close with both of Henry's daughters, even participating in the procession when Mary I became queen.
* David Faustino denied that there was ever any romance between him and Christina Applegate on ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'', instead defining their relationship as this trope. Furthermore, it applies doubly for them both in real life, as David doesn't have any sisters and Christina is an only child.
* Creator/JennetteMcCurdy has specifically said that kissing Creator/NathanKress feels like kissing a brother, and it's part of the reason some fans see the relationship of Sam and Freddie in the 5th season of ''Series/ICarly'' as being subject to ShippingBedDeath due to the lack romantic chemistry.
* Joel Courtney and Katherine McNamara have been close friends for years and worked together regularly on Movie reviews and interviews.
* During an interview with Creator/CraigFerguson, Creator/JetLi stated that his fellow actress Creator/MichelleYeoh, whom he had quite some history working with, is "like a brother to me".
* You could describe the relationship between Creator/JohnnyDepp and Creator/HelenaBonhamCarter like this.
* Creator/NathanielParker, the title character of ''Series/TheInspectorLynleyMysteries'', [[http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/lynley/parker.html outright stated]] that he sees co-star and close friend Creator/SharonSmall, who played Lynley's beloved partner Barbara Havers, as his little sister. Which did not, it must be noted, stop him from [[ShipperOnDeck shipping]] [[FanPreferredCouple their two characters]] like it was going out of style.
* While ''Series/LawAndOrderCriminalIntent'' left the actual relationship between Robert Goren and Alexandra Eames somewhat ambiguous as stated above, Creator/VincentDOnofrio (Goren) has stated that this is the real life relationship he shares with Kathryn Erbe (Eames).
* Bradley [=McIntosh=] and Rachel Stevens out of ''Music/SClub7'' remarked that having to kiss in the movie ''Seeing Double'' made them react like this. In the movie Bradley is supposed to be attracted to a clone of Rachel but not the real one, and in interviews he said filming the kiss scene was like kissing his sister.
* Jack White and Meg White of Music/TheWhiteStripes are actually ex-spouses, but have referred to themselves as siblings. Not ''like'' siblings, but ''as'' siblings. Let that sink in.
* Creator/JudyGarland and Creator/MickeyRooney, who starred in nine movies while still teenagers. They remained friends ever after, and Rooney had a serious breakdown when Garland was reported dead.
* Lesbian women and homosexual men very often develop sibling-like relationships with their friends of the opposite sex.
* There is a midrash about a matron asking a rabbi why God put Adam to sleep before creating Eve. The rabbi said "he tried doing it while Adam was awake, but the process was too disgusting for the man to love her". The matron noted that she can confirm it--she was supposed to marry a relative of hers, but due to the fact they grew up together, she became ugly in his eyes, so he married another girl, one not nearly as pretty.
* A particularly nasty example of this trope occurred in 16th century France. At the time, marriages among royalty were arranged, and some of the unions were less than joyous. As a result, someone got the [[TooCleverByHalf bright idea]] that if the young princes were raised with their respective fiancées from an early age, they would become accustomed to one another and grow up to form stable marriages. Unfortunately, since the couples weren't too closely related by blood or adoption, no one counted on the Westermarck effect described above. Thus, when it came time for the couples to grow up and get married, they saw each other as this trope, and the process of trying to produce heirs [[{{Squick}} squicked]] them so much that they did so as little as possible, if at all. The nasty part comes in when, due to lack of heirs, the ruling Valois dynasty died out, and the resultant SuccessionCrisis led to civil war.
* News anchor [[Series/TheRachelMaddowShow Rachel Maddow]] of Creator/{{MSNBC}} and Richard Engel, Chief Foreign Correspondent for Creator/{{NBC}} News. Richard is a frequent guest on her show, and while he's not the only friend of Rachel's for whom this is true, something particularly magical happens whenever he comes to call. Rachel always speaks incredibly well of him, and the warmth between them whenever they're together -- in person or by video link -- is practically palpable. Their visible, unrestrained joy in each other's presence is beautiful to behold.
* Its almost a common knowledge that Creator/{{Yukana}} often portrays her BigSisterInstinct to the popular voice actor Creator/TomokazuSugita. According to a radio show in 2010, she helped him when his original talent agency abolished in early 2000's and she helps him through the hard times. In fact, Sugita even mentions that one of the two people who scolded him for not eating enough meat was Yukana and his mom.