'''Basic Trope''': Rivals or mortal enemies have romantic relationship subtext.
* '''Straight''': [[ActionGirl Alice]] and [[TheDragon Charlie]] are at each other's throats, but sometimes Charlie compliments Alice on her looks, making her flustered.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Alice and Charlie are only FriendlyEnemies at the very least, and they spent more time acting like an old married couple than real mortal enemies. And every time they stop being [[ArchEnemy Arch Enemies,]] [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything it's treated like a romantic break-up]]
** DatingCatwoman
* '''Downplayed''': Alice and Charlie end up thinking about the other a lot.
* '''Justified''':
** Charlie's a RivalTurnedEvil that's BrainwashedAndCrazy, and they were once dating before his FaceHeelTurn.
** Or, Charlie is a PunchClockVillain. When he's not on the clock, he's a quite nice person, and he and Alice get along quite well.
** The only thing stopping them from becoming a couple is their opposing moralities
* '''Inverted''': Alice/Charlie ''is'' the OfficialCouple; however Alice's [[UnresolvedSexualTension UST]] with her sidekick [[PlatonicLifePartners Bob]] made Alice/Bob the FanPreferredCouple
* '''Subverted''':
** Charlie is holding a doll in the image of Alice, saying some flirty lines, including a wedding proposal. When one of the QuirkyMinibossSquad members asks if he has fallen in love with the enemy, he answered "No, I don't do that kind of thing. I'm practicing a proposal to [[BigBad Queen Darvik,]] and I haven't made a voodoo doll of her."
** Charlie has a tendency to make a lot of flirty and suggestive comments to Alice during their fights, but it turns out that it's all just a ploy to make her uncomfortable.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** Charlie is holding a doll in the image of Alice, saying some flirty lines, including a wedding proposal. When one of the QuirkyMinibossSquad members asks if he has fallen in love with the enemy, he answered "No, I don't do that kind of thing. Lord Blackheart just wants me to get her to join his side."
** Charlie's suggestive comments are revealed to be merely because of an attempt to screw with her...or so they were at first, anyway.
* '''Parodied''':
** Everyone but Alice and Charlie thinks they're dating, using rivalry as a cover, but both of them keep telling them that they don't feel that way. However, the have more {{UST}} and {{Ship Teas|e}}ing moments than anyone else in the show, including the OfficialCouple, making the others question if their denial is true.
** "Are you plotting the downfall of some other girl on the side?"
* '''Zig Zagged''': DependingOnTheWriter, they're either FriendlyEnemies, act LikeAnOldMarriedCouple, or want each other dead.
* '''Averted''': Alice and Charlie only feel loathing over each other, with no subtext of suggesting anything else what-so-ever.
* '''Enforced''': There isn't anyone on the team for Alice to be paired up with. Let's give her {{subtext}} with one of the enemies.
* '''Lampshaded''': A mook asks his boss if he has the other strong intense emotion with Alice. Charlie comments that even he doesn't know.
* '''Invoked''':
** Charlie is a full believer of 'keep your friends close, and your enemies closer'
** The Villain's Guild insists bad guys act this way to their arch-enemies, to our hero and her nemesis's mutual discomfort.
* '''Exploited''': Charlie takes advantage of her by giving her [[MasterOfTheMixedMessage mixed signals]].
* '''Defied''': Alice, GenreSavvy on how Charlie is an expert of mix signals, decides to state out front not to even think about it, as it won't work on her.
* '''Discussed''':
-->'''Bob''': You know, I question your boss' feelings for mine.\\
'''Alexa''': So, does that make us the BetaCouple?\\
* {{Beat}}, then the two give an AsideGlance before looking at each other*
* '''Conversed''': "Okay, why the hell does everyone ship Charlie/Alice? They're enemies, they're aren't supposed to be in a bloody relationship!"
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Alice and Charlie have difficulty fighting each other, as they developed feelings over time. They even questioned [[FaceHeelTurn changing]] [[HeelFaceTurn sides]] just to be together. However, they both felt confused if they should give up what they're fighting for and be unhappy other than being with their companion without battling him or her, or stayed on their intended side, and forced to do something they're reluctant to do.
** Charlie realizes he's honestly attracted to Alice, which sends him into a VillainousBSOD.
** Charlie loves Alice but is [[LoveMakesYouCrazy completely]] [[LoveMakesYouEvil nuts]] and therefore acts both [[{{Tsundere}} abusively hostile]] and [[StalkerWithACrush insanely]] [[{{Yandere}} possessive]]. The result is terrifying.
* '''Reconstructed''': However, they pulled a IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy, and kept on their respective, but kept each other close.
* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': The writer is ForeShadowing Charlie's eventual HeelFaceTurn near the end of the story.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Alice is an UnknownRival to Charlie and mistakes his rivalry for loving affection. He plays along, as she found it nice. HilarityEnsues
* '''Played For Drama''':
** Alice pulled a HeroicSacrifice, with Charlie becoming an AntagonistInMourning. Before he buried the body, he talked to everyone else about his life, as he felt a change of heart once she died, becoming an AntiHero in the process.
** Alice's attraction to Charlie is strong enough that her morals become corrupted. She does a FaceHeelTurn by killing one of her teammates in order to be with him.
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