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[[caption-width-right:350:Sometimes, BettyAndVeronica stop fighting over Archie and simply enjoy him together.]]

Subtextual implications in the story, about the possibility of a shared romantic and/or sexual relationship between three characters. This can involve an OfficialCouple (or [[ImpliedLoveInterest as close to]] [[PlatonicLifePartners an official couple]] [[HeterosexualLifePartners as you can get]]) and their best friend, the participants in a LoveTriangle ([[LoveDodecahedron or more]]) being far more friendly than you'd expect, a PowerTrio with a close emotional bond, or just any trio of characters that, by the nature of their relationship and/or the plot, spend an awful lot of time around each other.

Like most other ShipTease tropes, it might be caused by the author fooling around, with the expectation that no one will consider this a serious romantic resolution, or by teasing the fans of that particular kink to stay tuned. It's possible for this to be [[RelationshipWritingFumble accidental]], though given the generally more complicated dynamics involved it's more likely to be intentional compared to other subtext tropes.

ThreeWaySex and {{Polyamory}} are the textual version of this. TwinThreesomeFantasy is a subtrope. Compare OneTrueThreesome, the ShippingGoggles-induced counterpart. See also HomoeroticSubtext and IncestSubtext.

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* ''Anime/TenchiMuyo''
** Ryoko x Tenchi x Ayeka. Ayeka and Ryoko hate each other, but plenty of FoeYay occurs [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDiEsyI5Syw in universe.]]
** Emperor Azusa and his wives Funaho (an Earthling, Yosho's mother) and Misaki (a Juraian, Ayeka and Sasami's mom). Neither woman sees each other as a rival for him, and their respective kids are also fine with the arrangement (i.e., Sasami calls Funaho "aunt").
* Aoba/Mairu/Kururi gets a bunch of this in ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. Mairu and Kururi thank Aoba with a kiss for turning in a group of bullies; Aoba has a [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend They Are Not My Girlfriends]] moment when his [[spoiler:Blue Square members]] refer to them as such, but turns right around and [[spoiler:explicitly orders them not to involve the twins in the gang wars because he's taken a particular liking to them]]. And ''then'' there's all the Mairu/Kururi {{Twincest}}. Worth noting that they've ''all'' kissed at some point.
* ''Anime/StarDriver'' is ''made'' of this trope, implying it so freaking hard between the three protagonists (Takuto, Wako, and Sugata) while never actually resolving it.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''
** When Nodoka is trying to figure out a solution to the LoveTriangle she's in, her subconscious suggests a threeway. [[CovertPervert "Sai-shou-dou-kin!?"]]
** Going by [[LotusEaterMachine Cosmo Entelechia]], we have Nodoka/Negi/Yue, Chachamaru/Negi/Evangeline, and Fate/Shiori/Negi.
* In ''SchoolRumble'' Eri and Yakumo are both in love with Harima. There has also been quite a bit of LesYay / FoeYay between the two of them, culminating in a episode where they both end up dancing with each other. Before the original manga [[NoEnding suddenly stopped]], Harima was also apparently engaged to Eri while [[InnocentCohabitation living with Yakumo]], with all three apparently content with the arrangement.
* In ''RosarioToVampire'', similar to the ''Negima'' example, Yukari Sendou is a ShipperOnDeck for two people she's attracted to, because if they get together, it'll be easier for her to score a threesome.
* In ''Manga/DeathNote'' during the first arc: Misa-Light-L and Second arc: [[spoiler: Misa-Light-Takada / Light-Takada-Mikami]] and in the prequel novel ''LightNovel/AnotherNote'' Raye Penber-Naomi Misora-Ryuuzaki
* Ranka/Alto/Sheryl in ''MacrossFrontier''. At the end of the series, Alto says "You are ''both'' my wings."
* Carrot/Tira/Chocolat in the ''SorcererHunters'' anime. It's strongly implied the sisters would ''not'' mind sharing the man they love.
* In ''OtomeYoukaiZakuro'', there is a canon TwinThreesomeFantasy with Ganryuu and twins Bonbori and Hozuki.
* Happens in ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', also overlapping with TwinThreesomeFantasy. Kail's servant Kikkuri can't distinguish between the twins Ryuhi and Shala, Yuri's ladies-in-waiting, and they're both in love with him. He then gets both girls pregnant... and ends up marrying them both. [[spoiler: At the end of the story, the three ''and'' their kids (twin boys mothered by Ryuhi and twin girls mothered by Shala) are seen living happily ever after.]]
* Gets pretty heavy in the second season of ''Anime/RinneNoLagrange''. When the three leads are re-united after several months the argument between Lan and Muginami is settled when Madoka pushes them together and forces them to kiss. Later on Muginami returns the favour with Madoka and Lan. After that Lan pushes Madoka and Muginami together... and winds up knocking their foreheads together. Though Madoka does confirm several episodes later that she and Muginami did kiss at some point.
* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', Diamond/Pearl/Platinum is as canon as you can get with a bunch of twelve year olds, with it repeatedly being stated how the three of them together represent the perfect human spirit, them crying when they had to separate for the first time since they had traveled together, and them eventually ending up as parents for two baby Pokemon.
* In the manga version of ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'', [[PluckyGirl Hikaru]] says she wants to marry both [[TheStoic Lantis]] and [[IllBoy Eagle]]. Then she says she [[LoveYouAndEverybody loves everyone]] and her feelings remain ambiguous... but those two are the only ones she mentions wanting to marry, so there's that.
* In ''{{xxxHOLiC}}'', there's the trio of Doumeki/Watanuki/Himawari, which has plot enforced implications: Watanuki is head-over-heels for Himawari, but Himawari's DoomMagnet status renders her dangerous to be around Watanuki... except when Doumeki's around, because Doumeki is a living ProtectiveCharm. There's also a moment where Doumeki agrees to give Himawari a "date" with Watanuki alone, but insists that they will later "have lunch together, the three of us".
* ''{{Manga/Yuyushiki}}'' runs on this. Sometimes the subtext goes dangerously close to actual-text.
* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', although Ed/Winry is the OfficialCouple ([[spoiler:confirmed via BabiesEverAfter]]), a far greater focus is on the relationship between Ed, Winry and Al than any romance. They've been friends since childhood, are constantly concerned and worried about the others' safety and happiness, and it's clear Ed cares for Al just as deeply as he cares for Winry.
* As far as Shino of ''Manga/KiniroMosaic'' is concerned, it would be best if she had both Alice and Karen out of her fetish toward blondes. She even comments that she could have a blonde on each arm. She also likes to daydream about the two together.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'' has some degree of romantic subtext in all of the [[EquippableAlly weapon]]/[[PersonOfMassDestruction meister]] partnerships; them having compatible souls is sort of a requirement for getting it to work. [[SuperOCD Death the Kid]], however, has ''two'' partners, [[CloudCuckoolandersMinder Liz]], and [[TheDitz Patty]], and his relationship with either of them seems to complement his relationship with the other. Kid's back story on how the Thompson sisters came to be his weapons [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything looks quite similar to a teenager rejecting an arranged marriage and resolving to]] MarryForLove, and then embracing both sisters.
* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'' Usagi fantasizes about Usagi/[[ScrewYourself Tuxedo Kamen/Moonlight Knight]], as well as Usagi/Tuxedo Kamen/Motoki.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}''
** One of the endings has Kyouraku [[SheCleansUpNicely in a suit]], [[ALadyOnEachArm with both Lisa and Nanao]] next to him.
** The Chapter 534 cover art shows Masaki with [[ALadyOnEachArm a man on each arm]]: Isshin and Ryuuken.
* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanohaStrikerS'' is nice enough to show us Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate in bed together, plus Reinforce Zwei up on a pillow. Granted, this was following an enormously exhausting, impromptu rescue mission, after which they simply needed to crash and sleep.
* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' has Hayate/Hinagiku/Ayumu. Ayumu jokes about this in the anime, after Hinagiku decided she was ruined for marriage because Ayumu had gotten a little turned on drying off Hinagiku (who had fainted in the bath). The manga is a little tamer about it, but implications are still there. The 'That's it' when Hinagiku admitted she'd fallen in love with Hayate could be read for such.
* ''Manga/LoveHina'':
** Keitarou/Naru/Mutsumi seems so obvious it hurts. Besides Kei and Naru being the OfficialCouple of that series, Mutsumi was a childhood friend who participated in the infamous promise to get into Tokyo U and in the manga states flat out that she loves (''not'' likes) both characters and wants to see their dream succeed, with Mutsumi kissing both of them. It's clear that Keitaro made a ChildhoodMarriagePromise to both of them (and that they both knew about the "other woman" and were fine with it - although at their age they clearly didn't understand why it was not okay). In chapter 59, Mutsumi flat-out states that she made a promise with Naru, which means that each member of the trio made a promise with both of the other two members. And just to make it weird, Mutsumi made Naru promise to get into Tokyo U because she knew Naru was too young to remember her first promise with Keitaro, a year before that.
** Su has openly expressed interest in becoming a threesome with Naru and Keitaro. Given her character, it's ''very'' hard to tell if she was serious or not.
* ''Manga/{{Bakuman}}'': Miyoshi/Takagi/Aoki. After a series of LoveTriangle-related misunderstandings, the two girls have decided to be friends with Aoki supporting the idea of Miyoshi and Takagi getting married while she's admitted to them both that she's started to fall for Takagi.
* In ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'', Ikuno offhandedly and bluntly states that, should OfficialCouple Kitano and Ryoko get married, she will become Kitano's mistress to make sure they all stay together.
* ''Manga/DearS'' has this [[spoiler:in the ending of the manga. Takuya, here's your reward for choosing to StayWithTheAliens.]]
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' gives us Griffith/[[TroubledButCute Guts]]/[[ActionGirl Casca]], although that could be considered completely canon in some ways - Casca and Guts are the OfficialCouple, Casca was definitely in love with Griffith earlier in the series, and Griffith has been ''very'' strongly implied to be attracted to Guts, with slightly less (but still present) subtext with Casca. The feelings are there, it's just that canon never gives them a chance to sort them all out before things go ''really'' wrong.
* [[http://mangafox.me/manga/mahou_shoujo_madoka_magica_the_different_story/v03/c012/49.html The end]] of the ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' manga ''The Different Story'' says Kyouko/Mami/Sayaka "could give rise to infinite possibilities". And then there's [[http://wiki.puella-magi.net/File:NewType_02.2012_01.jpg the piece of official art]] with Madoka sandwiched between [[ScrewYourself Homura and "Moemura"]], looking surprised but excited.
* ''Manga/JyuOhSei''
** [[TheHero Thor]]/[[BrokenBird Karim]]/[[{{Jerkass}} Zagi]] has several hints. Basically, Thor is in love with Karim, who loves him back but ''also'' loves Zagi, who is at least sexually attracted to her and also has an unhealthy [[HoYay obsession]] with Thor. Throw in a line about Karim wanting to have both their children, and there you go.
** Foursome Subtext in Thor/Karim/Zagi/[[FauxActionGirl Tiz]]; Tiz is in love with Thor but says she's willing to share him with Karim, Thor only loves Tiz like a sister but would sleep with her if it made her happy, and Tiz and Zagi share a [[ShipTease touching moment]] that involves [[spoiler:TakingTheBullet and DiedInYourArmsTonight]].
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[[folder:Comics]]

* In ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'', this is implied between the three main characters, Emp, Thug Boy and Ninjette. Emp and Thug Boy are in a very happy relationship with Ninjette as Emp's best friend. But not only are Thug Boy and Ninjette attracted to each other (he even accidently felt her up when the three of them were sharing a bed after Ninjette underwent a traumatic experience), but it's implied that Ninjette is attracted to Emp, and Emp has described herself as a "three drink bisexual." The possibility is even acknowledged during a conversation between Ninjette and [[EldritchAbomination The Caged]] [[SealedEvilInACan Demonwolf]], though Ninjette refuses to divulge her fantasies. Sometimes it's subtle, sometimes it's ''incredibly'' unsubtle.
* ''ComicBook/StrangersInParadise'' has [[GirlNextDoor Francine]], [[DoggedNiceGuy David]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Katchoo]], [[TheDitz Cas]][[TheMole ey]], [[{{Jerkass}} Freddie]] and even [[{{Badass}} Tambi]] all alternate between being friends, enemies, sexual partners and various places in between, and also rotate living with each other as one or more of those options. Eventually they all (well, most) decide for Katchoo, Casey and David to form a sexual relationship in order to produce a child, comfort David in his final days, and because they all do love each other, even though Katchoo only ''really'' loves Francine, David only ''really'' loves Katchoo, and who Casey ''really'' loves is more complicated than even the reader thinks at the time (yes, [[UpToEleven it is more complicated than what you just read]]). Once [[MurderTheHypotenuse David dies]] the series settles down into Katchoo-Francine and Casey-Tambi (!?!?!?!?!?), though even then David sticks with both pairs in spirit and via his child with Katchoo... and no, Freddie does not end up with anybody, [[TheChewToy he ends up alone]]. [[AssholeVictim Deservedley]].
* In Mark Waid's "ComicBook/TheKingdom" miniseries, the Kingdom Come versions of [[Franchise/{{Superman}} Clark]] and [[Franchise/WonderWoman Diana]] have a son with [[Franchise/{{Batman}} Bruce]] as the godfather - and the grown-up kid refers to them as his ''three'' parents. And an AU featured in ''Trinity'' just had the three of them get married, basically.
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[[folder:Film]]

* Johnny, Lisa, and Denny from ''Film/TheRoom''
-->'''Denny:''' I just like to watch you guys.
* Some people see a lot of this in ''Film/{{Tron}}''. Specifically, in the principle LoveTriangle between the three main human characters (and their program counterparts, by proxy) and even [[HoYay homoerotic overtones]] between Flynn, Tron and Ram during the [[HealingSpring "Power Pool"]] scene.
* Ben, Chon and O in ''{{Film/Savages}}''.
* Sort of the whole idea of Jim/Plato/Judy in ''Film/RebelWithoutACause''--they're sort of a weird blend of a threesome and a family unit.
* The whole point of ''Film/YTuMamaTambien'', when you remove the [[WhatDoYouMeanItsNotPolitical asides by the narrator, circumcision jokes, and everything else that is even vaguely political]].
* There's definitely some kind of vibe going on between Sophie, Nathan and Stingo in ''Film/SophiesChoice''
* ''Film/ButchCassidyAndTheSundanceKid'': Butch/Sundance/Etta is just this side of canon.
* ''Film/SinginInTheRain'' gives us [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_s440RiiMhzI/SpMC30sBnzI/AAAAAAAAEOU/etuSP4iBOBo/s400/singin+in+rain+exhausted.jpg this picture]] of Don, Kathy, and Cosmo laughing on the couch at the end of "Good Morning".
* This shows up in ''Film/TheLastTemptationOfChrist'', of all things. Following [[spoiler:Mary Magdalene's death]], Jesus is depicted as moving in with the sisters of Lazarus and having many children with them. This truns out [[spoiler:to be a temptful delusion by {{Satan}}]].
* ''WesternAnimation/SinbadLegendOfTheSevenSeas'' has some rather heavy subtext between Sinbad/Marina/Proteus. While Proteus/Marina and Sinbad/Marina are both canonical, the two men bear no jealousy towards each other. Proteus blindly trusts Sinbad to save his life, and they spend a lot of time embracing and staring into each other's eyes. Really, the only reason Proteus couldn't follow them to sea was because of his duties.
* Tom, George, and Gilda in ''Film/DesignForLiving''. They all three sure do like each other a lot. Gilda dates them both. Tom comments on how he "loved you both". Gilda is pretty clearly going to be having sex with both of them, as indicated by the CallBack to the "gentleman's agreement" line. And they are all three clasping hands as the film ends.
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[[folder:Literature]]

* Since Troy Denning started writing the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse, he's put a lot of this between Jaina, Zekk, and Jag. When Zekk and Jaina are part of a hive mind, Zekk finds Jag attractive. Then in ''Invincible'', after one fight, Jaina invites both of them to bed with her at the same time.
* In Creator/IsabelAllende's ''Literature/EvaLuna'', IntrepidReporter Rolf's first romantic/sexual experiences were with [[KissingCousins his two cute cousins]]. The two sisters are very close and have the same taste in boys, so they see nothing wrong with sharing the lover as long as the three agree; then, they pretty much [[TheGlomp glomp-attack]] Rolf as he works up the nerve to decide which one he likes the best, [[ThreeWaySex and one thing leads to another]].
* [=Arthur/Lancelot/Guinevere=] in ''Literature/TheOnceAndFutureKing''. Canonically, it's a LoveTriangle, but the text makes it explicit that all three of the individuals involved love each other in some fashion.
* Surprisingly, ''Literature/TheHundredAndOneDalmatians'' had a lot of this. So Pongo and Missis are a HappilyMarried couple, very loving, very stable- and then they have a large amount of puppies that Missis cannot possibly feed all on her own. So the Dearlys bring Perdita, a new dog, into the family as a milk-nurse and have her nurse half the puppies, and this goes on for a few days. Missis initially feels jealous of Perdita, but Pongo reassures Missis that she doesn't have to be, and eventually all three dogs are eventually raising the puppies together and getting along ''really'' well. And then, when the puppies are stolen, Pongo and Missis go out to find them, leaving Perdita with the Dearlys to comfort them. The two often talk about Perdita while they're journeying and wonder if she misses them. Note that the novel barely mentions sex in any way, so the only reason this isn't canon is because [[spoiler:at the end, Perdita finds this dog she had puppies with before and hooks up with him]]. The whole subtext of this was avoided in ''Disney/OneHundredAndOneDalmatians'' through the magic of CompositeCharacter[=s=].
* In ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', husband and wife Frex and Melena are both in love with Turtle Heart, though it's unclear whether Frex and Turtle Heart ever slept together (or even kissed).
* The ''Literature/RevengeOfTheSith'' {{novelization}} does everything but outright state that Padme/Anakin/Obi-Wan is canon. Anakin and Padme are explicitly married while Anakin and Obi-Wan have stupendous HoYay, the narration stating that they're "closer than brothers, closer than lovers", and Palpatine stating that Anakin isn't choosing between the Jedi and the Sith, but choosing which one of them he loves more. And Obi-Wan and Padme themselves get a brief scene that shows them to be very friendly, despite Obi-Wan's dislike of politicians and Padme's distrust of anyone who isn't Anakin.
* ''Literature/SwordAtSunset'''s [[KingArthur Artos]], Bedwyr, and Guenhumara are happy as a close trio but screw up their one-on-one relationships: Artos and Guenhumara's marriage is irreparably flawed, Bedwyr and Guenhumara are unhappy in their betrayal of Artos, and Artos and Bedwyr are jealous of Guenhumara but also love each other more than they can acceptably express.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** Rory/Amy/The Doctor have a lot. Amy has on occasion called them her "boys," and they don't disagree. Amy is in love with Rory but obsessed with the Doctor and wants to fit them both into her love life somehow, and the Doctor consciously represses his attraction to Amy (cf. "Amy's Choice"), but quickly grows to really like Rory with ''heaps and heaps'' of HoYay. Rory is [[SingleTargetSexuality completely Amy-sexual]], though.
** The Doctor and Rose have UnresolvedSexualTension out the wazoo and Jack is canonically in love with both of them, managing to kiss them both before they kiss each other. Their short time spent on the TARDIS together plays up the subtext for all its worth, especially the end of "The Doctor Dances" and ''all'' of "Boom Town".
** Blink and you'll miss it but there's the possibility for Ten/Martha/Shakespeare in "The Shakespeare Code", as the good Bard openly flirts with both of them.
** It's just one episode, but Eleven/Amy/[[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E10VincentAndTheDoctor Vincent]] is pretty strongly hinted, since Vincent has strong chemistry with both the Doctor and Amy, to the point of the three lying in the grass stargazing, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments all holding hands.]] What with the Doctor's ginger fetish and Vincent asking Amy to [[spoiler:marry him]], things might have ended very differently had there been no Rory.
* ''{{Glee}}'': In the episode "Prom Queen" Rachel and Mercedes both ask Sam to the prom together. They go as a group of three ([[spoiler:and are later joined by Jesse]]).
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
** In the second season, Angelus/Spike/Drusilla is all but canon. Both the guys lust after her but also have massive FoeYay with each other. There is an infamous line in later seasons where Spike claims to have not been intimate with Angelus except for "that one time" ([[WordOfGod implications confirmed]] by Creator/JossWhedon himself) which probably happened when Spike was still with Dru. And, of course, when Angelus first shows up (after being de-souled) he kisses Spike passionately on the forehead, prompting Drusilla to gleefully squeal "We're a family again!" Was that even supposed to be subtext?
** Before Spike came along, Angel, Darla, and Drusilla traveled together for quite a while...
-->'''Drusilla''': I'm full and warm, yet all alone.\\
'''Angelus''': That's not true, precious. You've got us.\\
'''Drusilla''': Not in the least. You won't even [[TooKinkyToTorture hurt]] me just a little bit.\\
'''Darla''': All you have to do is ask.
** Buffy was involved with both Angel and Spike, and the two guys always had massive FoeYay. The Season 8 comic book has Buffy's sexual fantasy, a threesome between her, Angel and Spike. While she wears a nurse uniform, and they're chained to her.
* The joyful Abby/Becker/Connor reunion hug in the ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' series 4 opener is bookended near the end of the series 5 finale: [[spoiler:Our heroes walking off into the sunset: Matt/Emily in their own tight little pair, followed by our trio: Abby with an arm around Becker's waist, and holding hands with Connor. Becker also has an arm around Abby, and at the last second, he reaches over to put it around Connor, too. Awwww.]] Made all the more amusing by the fact that Becker once refused to answer a direct question about his orientation.
* Happens a ''lot'' in ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', in almost every permutation of the the five main characters, but most often and explicitly Ted/Marshall/Lily, where Ted is treated like an extra spouse in many, many gags. Marshall and Lily even once say "If we get married, we have to marry Ted!", when Lily gets pregnant, Ted keeps referring to it as "our" baby, and a montage in one episodes features Ted as the third factor in various famous couples (eg. LadyAndTheTramp and the Bowl Of Spaghetti).
* Happens between Cory, Shawn and Topanga on ''BoyMeetsWorld'':
--> '''Shawn''': I think the three of us could be very happy together.
* In one ''{{Frasier}}'' episode, a case of [[MistakenForIndex misinterpretation]] leads Roz to believe that Niles and Daphne are asking her to have a threesome with them. The ensuing conversation is ''hilarious'', and the fact that Roz doesn't seem too averse to the idea cause Niles and Daphne to mercilessly tease her after the miscommunication is cleared up.
* In ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'', Holly J starts dating a boy named Declan. Unfortunately, Declan's sister, Fiona, is very...possessive of him, and constantly tries to sabotage their relationship. One especially blatant attempt at this ends with Fiona kissing Declan. ''Voluntarily.'' This wouldn't count as an example of the trope, except for the part in the next season where Fiona goes through character development, realizes she is bisexual, and kisses Holly J. Again, voluntarily. And Holly implies she is still in love with Declan, who, before their breakup, told both girls they had to make up because he wanted to spend the summer with both of them. Ahh, soap operas.
* ''Series/{{Leverage}}'' features this somewhat with Hardison/Eliot/Parker. It's not like they weren't already teased like crazy, but in the series Grand Finale, [[spoiler:they died holding hands. Faked, of course, since Nate is a lying bastard of a narrator. However, when Nate and Sophie leave at the end of the episode, Parker, Hardison and Eliot go on by themselves]]. It's implied at least twice that the relationship between the three of them is meant to be permanent. [[spoiler:When Sophie asks Eliot about his future he states that he wanted to open his own restaurant but now he's going to get stuck making sure Hardison's doesn't go out of business. In the finale when Sophie asks him to protect them, he says 'until my dying day'.]]
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'': Allison and Nathan used to be married, Jack and Allison have had {{UST}} since the very first episode and were married in an alternate universe, and Jack and Nathan have epic FoeYay. [[spoiler:[[KilledOffForReal Nathan's death]] seems to have merely spawned a host of resurrection fics, rather than stop the shipping]]. Nathan spent twelve hours in-canon [[WillTheyOrWontThey analyzing Allison and Jack's relationship]], tormenting Jack with his and Allison's romantic past, [[EstrogenBrigadeBait walking around without a shirt on]], and implying the [[DoubleEntendre size of the...]] ''shoes'' that Jack must fill. In turn, Jack had quite a few [[YoureJustJealous jealous]] and StupidSexyFlanders moments, but slipped in there, "Still. It's really great seeing you again", implying that they're not all 'Foe' on the [[HoYay 'Yay']].
* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' plays up Damon/Elena/Stefan in promo pictures, which frequently portray the situation as less "I'm dating a vampire, and have a certain amount of sexual tension with his brother, which makes things a bit awkward" and more "Yeah, I'm totally doing them both, probably at the same time." [[http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/news/00026467.jpg This?]] Not happening.
* ''Series/{{Merlin}}'': Merlin, Arthur and Gwen are destined to rule Camelot together, a dream sequence showed Arthur crowning Guinevere Queen of Camelot whilst Merlin watches with a look of abject adoration on his face (most of their scenes together involve them staring at each other lovingly), and oh look, Gwen and Arthur have gone on a private outing to celebrate their anniversary. Wait, is that ...? Yes, they brought Merlin along on their anniversary date. Clearly, he's also married to them both.
* JD/Turk/Carla in ''Series/{{Scrubs}}'', what with JD and Turk's outrageous HoYay and JD and Carla's closeness (and AccidentalKiss that one time). It's almost adressed in the show itself by Carla: when Turk is about to ask JD to be his best man at their wedding, JD somehow gets the idea they're about to suggest a threesome. His InnerMonologue doesn't sound too averse to the idea.
-->"Oh my god, ''would'' I have a threesome with Turk and Carla? Well, it's certainly flattering and I don't think they'd tell anyone..."
* ''Series/LostGirl'' has Bo address the possibility of [[WolfMan Dyson]]/[[HornyDevils Bo]]/[[HospitalHottie Lauren]].
-->'''Bo''': We've never done this before, huh? Just the three of us. Like a threesome. [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial Not that I've thought about it that way or anything]].
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'' (the series, but not the books) looked like it was heading in the direction of canonical Margaery/Renly/Loras, suggested by Margaery herself in response to Renly's inability to consummate their marriage. Although Margaery and Loras are [[BrotherSisterIncest brother and sister]], the addition of a third, non-related person means it's still a relatively wholesome arrangement by the series' standards. [[spoiler:Then [[DeathOfTheHypotenuse Renly died]].]]
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[[folder: Theatre]]
* ''Theatre/{{Company}}'': Although Bobby's relationship with his married friends seems entirely platonic, ''Side By Side By Side/What Would We Do Without You?'', where Bobby sings about how he doesn't need anything other than the married couples who are his friends and the couples join in, talking about what a perfect friend he is and how his presence helps them through their marital difficulties, could be seen as this.
--> '''Bobby:''' One is lonely and two is boring/Think what you can keep ignoring/Side...by side...by side...
* Claude/Berger/Sheila ''Theatre/{{Hair}}'', leading to a three-way embrace.
-->'''Jeanie''': Sheila's hung up on Berger, Berger is hung up everywhere. Claude is hung up on a cross over Sheila and Berger.
* ''Theatre/TheMerchantOfVenice'' has a lot of subtext for Portia/Bassanio/Antonio. Usually in performance the implication is that Antonio is getting left out in the cold, but the odd production has run with these implications in staging the ending.
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* ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' has so much of this between Vyse, Aika and Fina in-universe that ShipToShipCombat among the three of them in fandom is nearly nonexistent. One of their boss fight opponents remarks on it!
* ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' has Laharl/Flonne/Etna. Each one has incredible chemistry with the other two, and it's so obvious it hurts. Lampshaded when Laharl pretends to be Mao's father in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 3|Absence of Justice}}'', and Etna and Flonne have some trouble over just who's supposed to be the mother.
-->'''Almaz:''' Mao HasTwoMommies?
* The ''ArTonelico'' series lets you double date (and later [[UpToEleven triple date]]) the Reyvateil heroines in your party. While you still can settle with only one girl in the end, almost no one in the game's going to call the protagonists out for diving into multiple girls' minds at once. The subject is even more awkward since "diving" is given the same intimacy level as sex.
* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': Sora/Riku/Kairi. Sora/Kairi is (probably) the OfficialCouple and the first game strongly implied that Riku also had a crush on Kairi (jury's out on whether he still feels this way about her), while [[BashBrothers Sora/Riku]] spend a lot of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' and ''[[VideoGame/KingdomHearts3DDreamDropDistance Dream Drop Distance]]'' being pretty darn [[HoYay hoyaytastic]] to each other. When it comes to the dynamics of the three of them together, Kairi comments to Riku in ''Kingdom Hearts 2'' that Sora is completely hopeless without them and holds Sora and Riku's hands between her own [[spoiler:in order to let Sora see that what looks like Ansem Seeker of Darkness is, in fact, actually Riku]]. The opening FMV of ''Kingdom Hearts 2'' briefly shows a scene of the three of them lying on a beach together, [[IntertwinedFingers holding hands]].
* ''Franchise/FireEmblem''
** ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemJugdral Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War]]'', possibly. Seliph and Princess Julia will rule Bahara together... along with whoever you paired Seliph with (with the exception of Tinny or Patty unless you pair Tiltyu or Briggid, respectively, with a common dude)). The most obvious example would be Seliph/Lana/Julia; Lana and Julia are quite close and in her lover convo with Seliph in the final chapter, Lana tells him she loves him but feels terrible about Julia, implying she both ships Seliph/Julia ''and'' has special feelings for the girl herself.
** [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTheSacredStones Eirika/Ephraim/Lyon]] is practically canon, or at least it would have been had it not been for, well, [[LoveMakesYouEvil you know...]]
** Making {{Shipping}} ''a central gameplay mechanic'' means the series is rife with this, particularly among [[TwoGirlsAndAGuy groups of]] [[TwoGuysAndAGirl three]] where all involved parties are on good terms with one another. For example, Gerik/Tethys/Marisa in ''The Sacred Stones'' (Gerik can marry either woman if he has an A Support with them, but Tethys and Marisa, despite being [[LoveTriangle romantic rivals for their chief's affections]], consider themselves to be friends all the same).
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Videogame/MassEffect3'' with the Citadel DLC, where Tali drunkenly mentions the possibility of a threesome with a female Shepard romancing Garrus. This probably has more to do with her attraction to the latter, but [[BiTheWay considering how flustered she gets]] [[IfItsYouItsOkay when she talks about the possibility of linking suits with Shepard]] in the [[VideoGame/MassEffect2 second game]], it's hard to say.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' has Hawke/Merrill/Isabela if Hawke sleeps with Isabela and later romances Merrill. Despite having several hints of UnresolvedSexualTension towards Hawke herself, Isabela nonetheless wants them both to be happy and threatens a world of hurt on Hawke if they should break Merrill's heart. Her sister-like bond with Merrill has her CorruptTheCutie, teaching her how to do body shots and giving her advice to spice up things in the bedroom.
* In ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' you can marry and have your spouse (who can be of any race or gender) move into your own home, which is likely to have a housecarl (sort of a live-in security officer/armed servant) living there too. It's quite possible to be greeted happily by both of them when you return home... and there's a good chance they'll do that while sitting in your bedroom and eating together.
* ''VideoGame/DeadlyPremonition,'' with York/Zach/Emily. Both York and [[ImaginaryFriend Zach]] have feelings for Emily, and she in turn seems to like both of them as well. [[spoiler:Although she [[LovesMyAlterEgo favors York]] and [[OfficialCouple ends up with him]] because they both AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence together, she still, in the twin boys' words, "''really'' likes [Zach]", and tells him as her physical body dies that she "Wanted to be with [him]"]]. Whether or not it's [[spoiler:[[ScrewYourself selfcest]]]] depends on whether or not [[spoiler:you see York as a SplitPersonality that gained a life of his own or as a GuardianAngel.]]
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* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' has support for both Shiki/Arcueid/Ciel and [[TwinThreesomeFantasy Shiki/Hisui/Kohaku]]. First in Ciel ''Good End'' where Arcueid and Ciel effectively and [[ClingyJealousGirl begrudgingly]] "share" Shiki, and there is much teased at, but unconfirmed [[FoeYay attraction]] [[LesYay between]] [[VitriolicBestBuds them]]. Second is the main theme of Kagetsu Tohya's sidestory ''Flower of Thanatos'' in which Shiki together with humble serving Hisui and Kohaku live in the isolated Tohno Mansion, where Shiki can practically do with both maids whatever he wants, and Kohaku is very [[{{Twincest}} enthusiastic]] when they both [[ThreeWaySex serve him]] at the same time [[spoiler:(including [[SexSlave sexual desires, or periodic rapes]]) although [[GroundhogDayLoop it's not so simple as it seems]] and [[BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor Shiki begins to have regrets]].]]
* ''VisualNovel/{{Kanon}}'': You might have the ability to choose to date either Mai or Sayuri, but Yuuichi/Mai/Sayuri is arguably the main focus of Mai's route. Although she and Yuuichi get the most focus, it's made very, very clear that every relationship in that triangle is full of love and care, the three of them spend a ''lot'' of time time all together, and one of the most romantic moments comes when Yuuichi promises Mai that they'll all live together and imagines an extended sequences of the three being ridiculously domestic and cute together.
* In ''VisualNovel/KatawaShoujo'', all of the heroines come in pairs of friends, so there's plenty of potential for this.
** Hanako and Lilly's routes have the most, as the two are extremely close HeterosexualLifePartners and both of their routes feature the other to a great extent. Befriending the other is required to get either of them, and their routes in Act 1 don't diverge until the very end. It's repeatedly made obvious how much closer than normal friends they are, with Hanako saying that she loves Lilly in her route. To cap it all off, at one point in Lilly's route during one of their pyjama party/tea party get-togethers, Akira mentions that plenty of guys would be very pleased to see Lilly in such [[WhoWearsShortShorts skimpy]] [[ShesGotLegs clothing]], and goes on to add that he even gets to see cute [[ShrinkingViolet Hanako]] in her nightie as well. Hisao deflects, but Hanako haltingly says that if it's Hisao, she doesn't mind. She doesn't seem to realise what she's implying, but everyone else sure does, and quickly change the subject.
** Early in Emi's route, Misha teases Hisao about having lunch with both Emi and Rin, and mentions that the three of them are cute together.
** Shizune's route features Misha very heavily, and [[spoiler:Misha canonically is in love with Shizune, though it isn't requited]]. The route arguably focuses more on the friendship between the three of them than on Hisao and Shizune's relationship specifically.

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* Jordan, Vinnie and Rabbit from ''{{Webcomic/Skins}}''. The three of them are shown to be very close. This [[http://lj-phillips.deviantart.com/art/Under-My-Skin-Interlude-3-Stuck-In-The-Middle-377911277 strip]] shows that emotionally, if not sexually, their relationship is like a three-way marriage.
* In ''{{Drowtales}}'', since both bisexuality and polyamory are the norm in drow culture:
** Snadhya'rune x Mel'arnach x Zhor is canon, but Snadhya and Zhor are not romantic toward each other, they both know about the other side of the triangle and are happy for Mel. Even more so after chapter 44, where Snadhya [[spoiler:pays for Zhor to be restored to his original dark elf body]] -- suggested to be a ''prohibitively'' expensive procedure -- as a "gift" to Mel, though knowing [[ManipulativeBitch Snadhya]] there may be a nefarious purpose behind this.
** It's suggested Quain and Ash are involved in a similar relationship, with Ash'waren having multiple other partners.
** FourthWallObserver Kiel ships ''herself'' with Nau ([[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?id=1339 "Remember that I bid on you first when you're a tall handsome prince."]]) his sister Chrys ([[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=7718 "Just so you know, in my great generosity I'm letting you have first dibs on her, but afterwards it's open contest!]]) and Naal ([[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?id=845 "Oh and add a princess to the lot just for fun's sake!"]]). Naal doesn't seem to mind, but Nau objects to Kiel describing him as "manly and tiny" and Chrys hasn't expressed an opinion either way.
** And Faen apparently ships Ariel x Sarnel and says they would "[[http://www.drowtales.com/mainarchive.php?sid=8742 make cute babies]]", even though she has ([[EveryoneCanSeeIt very obvious]]) romantic feelings towards Ariel. Ariel for her part doesn't seem all that interested in Sarnel, but it's hinted she might return Faen's feelings [[spoiler:and is in fact shown to later]], while Sarnel doesn't seem to have an opinion on the matter all and actually ''stormed out in protest'' when he realized that his sister was trying to set him up with Ariel.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'': Agatha/Gil/Tarvek, outright suggested by Moloch, Zeetha, Lucrezia, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090401 the Castle]], Agatha's AnimatedActor in a side story, the trio themselves on an opiate high, and [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110610 Gil and Tarvek themselves, perfectly sober and in canon]]. In an apparent parody of ShipToShipCombat, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090311 the Gil supporter proposes this compromise]], and one of the two love interests is [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100924 making jokes about it]]. The In-Universe betting pool gives [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120718 One to Five Odds on it]]. In the last panel of [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20130329 this page]], Tarvek's expression and dialog point to some genuine feelings towards Gil, though whether this is friendship or something deeper is still open for interpretation. Probably best exemplified in [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20081121 the aforementioned side story]].
-->'''[[AuthorAvatar Phil:]]''' Who thought having ''two boyfriends'' was a ''good idea''?! ''*[[AuthorAppeal Cue Agatha, Zeetha, and Katja]] breaking into [[CheshireCatGrin Cheshire Grins]]''
* In ''Webcomic/SchlockMercenary'', [[UpliftedAnimal uplifted ape]] [=M'Conger=] explains to Nick that eating breakfast termites out of a girl's hair is romantic ("Hey, don't look at me like it's my fault. The uplift congress left that bit in."). Then Nick [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2010-03-26 finds a termite in Kathryn's hair]].
-->'''[=M'Conger=]:''' Don't look at me, Nick. ''You'' groomed her, ''you'' get to eat the bug. If ''I'' eat it then things start to get a little kinky.
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}''
** [[spoiler:Trickster Mode]] makes [[spoiler:Jake and Jane]] insanely plan to get married and have a ZILLION BABIES... with each other and with the "co-bride," [[spoiler:Roxy]]. With [[spoiler:Roxy]] coming along on the [[spoiler:Trickster]] ride despite her attempts to escape, this [=OT3=] then goes after [[spoiler:Dirk]], who rebuffs their advances. Otherwise it would the creepiest [=OT4=] ever.
** Karkat suggests this as a solution to the LoveTriangle involving himself, Terezi and Dave (who insists [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend he's not actually dating her]]), and suggests to Dave that they form a three-way relationship based on troll concepts that [[NoJustNoReaction Dave responds predictably to]]. When Karkat tries to diagram it out it quickly degenerates [[ItMakesSenseInContext into Dave grabbing the pen and making him draw penises with it]].
* [[http://www.sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/20020829 This]] ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' strip has the possibility raised by Torg's [[GoodAngelBadAngel shoulder devil]] regarding his CannotSpitItOut crush on ZoŽ and the promise he made to AxCrazy {{Yandere}} Oasis.
-->'''Torg's Evil Side:''' Take them '''both!''' Take them both to Disneyland and buy them concession stand drinks! Save the cups to sample their DNA later and create a harem of beautiful ZoŽ-Oasis '''hybrid loveslave clones!'''
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* In ''Roleplay/DCNation'', Kory broke Babs's brain by saying she'd not be averse to inviting Barbara to bed if Dick gave permission. Nationverse also had a possible future where Gar Logan (Changeling), Fauna, and Raven had a long-standing "arrangement" and Green Shield's experience in a LotusEaterMachine caused her to hallucinate that Dr. Midnite, Green Arrow I, and Black Canary were in a happy three-way marriage.
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[[folder:WesternAnimation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', Harry Osborn makes a rather... interesting comment about himself, his girlfriend Gwen, his best friend Peter and Peter's date Liz.
-->'''Harry''': Then it's settled! This Saturday, we're a foursome!
* In ''WesternAnimation/AngelaAnaconda'', Johnny Abatti's [[DiscoDan uncle Nicky]] is always seen in the company of [[ALadyOnEachArm two unnamed women]], heavily implied to be his long-term girlfriends.
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