* ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi'' ''could'' have had this, with [[NiceGuy Kaoru]] between the sweet, innocent YamatoNadeshiko Aoi (Betty), and the wilder, worldly BlitheSpirit Tina (Veronica). This would have also reversed the usual [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience color coding]], as the former is brunette ([[YouGottaHaveBlueHair sorta]]), while the latter is blond. However, the Veronica never really had a chance, in this case.[[note]] Tina is still "innocent" in one way (ie, still a virgin).[[/note]]
* ''Manga/AirGear'' has Ikki as the Archie, his [[PatientChildhoodLoveInterest childhood friend]] Ringo as the Betty, the [[FemmeFatale beautiful and slightly manipulative]] Simca as the Veronica, and the new girl Kururu as the ThirdOptionLoveInterest. [[spoiler: He chooses Ringo.]]
* ''Manga/AkuNoHana'' has Saeki (Betty) and Nakamura (Veronica), this being a very dark take on both.
* In ''Manga/AngelDensetsu'' there's Ikuno as the Veronica and Ryoko as the Betty.
* If Setsuna of ''Manga/AngelSanctuary'' is Archie, then Demon Princess Kurai is Veronica and sweet, kind-hearted Sara is Betty.
* Official parodies for ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'' portray Eren as the [[ChasteHero clueless]] Archie to Mikasa (Betty) and Annie (Veronica). In the main canon, there are [[ShipTease implications]] of such a dynamic, but it's left ambiguous due to the series' avoidance of romance.
* ''Manga/AyashiNoCeres'' includes a male example: [[ChildhoodFriends Yuuhi]], the BadassNormal, is Betty, while [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Touya]] is Veronica, what with his dark and MysteriousPast.
* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', with its LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters, gets ''lots'' of LoveTriangle [[TriangRelations combinations]] set up in fanworks that deliberately invoke this dynamic. Even the most canon-supported ones have been played with by fans to ''extensive'' degrees:
** For the potential Austria-Hungary-Prussia triangle, fanworks will either depict it as Hungary having to choose between the [[NeatFreak straightlaced]], gentlemanly Austria and the [[WildChild free-spirited]], HotBlooded Prussia or Austria having to choose between the [[CuteBruiser tough-as-nails]] but ultimately [[BadassAdorable sweet and dependable]] Hungary and [[BloodKnight the much wilder and less predictable]] Prussia. In both cases, fanworks are about evenly split on whether the Betty or Veronica wins. [[OT3 And sometimes, they]] TakeAThirdOption. After [[BlackMagic Romania]] appeared, fandom is shaping him up as a potential ThirdOptionLoveInterest du to being TheRival to Hungary.
** Canon-wise, Japan has a choice between [[{{Sleepyhead}} sleepy]], [[NiceGuy laidback]] KindheartedCatLover Greece and [[MaskOfPower masked]], [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold rough-talking]] BoisterousBruiser Turkey. However, unlike with the Austria-Hungary-Prussia triangle, virtually all fanworks featuring this triangle agree that the Veronica [[HopelessSuitor has no chance against the Betty]] - and, in fact, actually has a better chance of ''[[FoeYay ending up with the Betty]]'' than with the Archie! All of which leads to the ''real'' Betty and Veronica dynamic at work in fandom being whether Greece should be paired with [[{{Moe}} cute]], [[InscrutableOriental emotionally reserved]], and [[HeIsNotMyBoyfriend romantically shy]] Japan who's already [[BirdsOfAFeather good friends with him]] or [[SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan manly]], [[IShallTauntYou openly critical]], and [[SitcomArchnemesis aggressive]] Turkey who [[FoeYay passionately hates him]].
** And then there's the ComedicSociopathy-filled Baltic-Slav [[AllLoveIsUnrequited Unrequited]] LoveTriangle, where Russia plays a [[TheFakeCutie rather]] [[PsychopathicManchild psychotic]] Archie who has the [[YamatoNadeshiko kind and gentle]] [[TheWoobie Lithuania]] as his Betty, whereas [[BrotherSisterIncest his sister]] [[ElegantGothicLolita Belarus]] is a {{Yandere}} Veronica, with [[{{Bishonen}} China]] ''and'' [[TeamMom Ukraine]] as potential {{Third Option Love Interest}}s (Russia ''has'' stalked him a couple of times, and Ukraine is the one Russia shows his [[PetTheDog dere]] side more often to...).
** And just in case your head isn't spinning enough yet, there are ''numerous'' {{fanon}} combinations of other characters with many of them bouncing back and forth between the Betty and Veronica roles depending on who their designated romantic rival is. To list all of them would take up half of this page, especially since this fandom is ''way'' more prone to {{OT3}}s than most other fandoms.
* Manga/{{Beck}} has Koyuki as the Archie, his [[GirlNextDoor sweet]] childhood friend Izumi as the Betty, and the headstrong, free-spirited Maho as the Veronica.
* ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}'' has Aoi and Hilda, Oga Tatsumi's romantic options. Aoi (Betty) is human, and kind-hearted despite being a delinquent. Hilda (Veronica) is a demon who dresses in black and is very cold and dismissive to Tatsumi. Due to circumstances involving Hilda imposing herself in Tatsumi's home, this perspective is inverted in-universe, with Tatsumi's classmates calling Hilda and Aoi "wife and mistress", respectively.
* Played slightly different in BitterVirgin: Main character Daisuke initially has two primary suitors who each view the other as her biggest rival in love, Yuzu, the childhood friend who's fiercely straight-laced, and Kazuki, the most stylish girl in the class. However, in this case neither is the true love interest; that title goes to the ShrinkingViolet Hinako.
* ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'': The kind and pacifist GirlNextDoor Orihime Inoue looks like a good Betty and the {{Tsundere}} Rukia seems to be a nice Veronica. Ichigo and Rukia are considered more than friends but less than lovers; on the other hand, Orihime already confessed her love for Ichigo but he wasn't conscious at the time to hear. Ichigo is more than willing to scale both Soul Society and Hueco Mundo in order to rescue both of them (in separate arcs) and has the 'other' help participate in the rescue: Orihime is the BarrierWarrior and healer in Soul Society who actually came up with the idea of rescuing Rukia, while Rukia recovers her ActionGirl credentials by the time the Hueco Mundo arc kicks in and joins Ichigo's quest for Orihime heartily.
* In ''Anime/BlueCometSPTLayzner'', the cute-looking Anna Stephanie (Betty) and the tomboyish Simone Reflanne (Veronica) were tailor-cut to be this to TheHero Eiji Asuka. [[spoiler: The series finishes with Eiji and Anna as the OfficialCouple, and with Simone staying with Eiji's {{Lancer}} David Rutherford.]]
* ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'': Sakura has Yukito (the Prince) and Syaoran (the Bad Boy). Played with in the end: [[spoiler: Yukito ended up with Sakura's ''brother'', and by the time Sakura fell for Syaoran, he was ''far'' more of The Prince than the Bad Boy.]]
** In the anime, Syaoran has Sakura (Betty) and Meiling (Veronica). [[spoiler: Again, Sakura and Syaoran get together, and shortly before that Meiling says "IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy!".]]
* Kallen and C.C. of ''Anime/CodeGeass'' fill these roles towards Lelouch, although which one takes what role is subject to change over the course of the story.
** Shirley is a much more straight Betty, although then there's still the question of who between Kallen and C.C. is the Veronica.
** Euphemia would have Suzaku as Betty and [[BrotherSisterIncest Lelouch]] as Veronica.
* Possibly lampshaded in ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. To Spike there isn't much choice between Julia, (his long lost LoveInterest), and Faye, (MsFanservice) as he's madly in love with Julia and things with Faye never go beyond a proto-{{UST}} stage. However it's somewhat telling that when Jet asks BrokenBird Faye what Julia was like, Faye responds with "[[FemmeFatale Ordinary. A beautiful, dangerous ordinary that you can't leave alone]]", which perhaps defines the roles of the two.
* In ''Manga/DGrayMan'', Allen has two main love interests in the story thus far: [[ActionGirl Lenalee Lee]] (Betty) and [[LittleMissBadass Road Kamelot]] (Veronica). Given that Lenalee is one of his closest friends and Road is a sadistic killer, not really much choice there. [[CelibateHero Allen also doesn't seem all that romantically interested in them, either.]]
* ''Manga/DeathNote'' has Misa as Betty and Takada as Veronica when it comes to Light. A genderswapped version in the ''Manga/DeathNote'' spin off novel ''Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases'' is Beyond Birthday as the Veronica and Raye Penber as the Betty to Naomi Misora's Archie.
* Subverted in ''Manga/DoubleArts''. When "Betty" (Ellie) tentatively inquires about Kiri's feelings for the obvious "Veronica" candidate (Sui), he practically goes into a HeroicBSOD. Turns out they already tried dating. And she dumped him. Three times. So much for ''that'' LoveTriangle...
* ''Manga/ElfenLied'' gives Kouta (Archie) the conflicting and very different love interests Lucy (Veronica) and Yuka (Betty).
* ''LightNovel/TheFamiliarOfZero'' does this, with noblewoman [[{{Tsundere}} Louise]] facing off against peasant girl [[{{Meido}} Siesta]].
* ''LightNovel/FullMetalPanic'' inverts this: Chidori is the Veronica despite being the OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent, while Tessa, who is a captain in a covert paramilitary organization and has command of a submarine and several hundred troops, Sousuke included, is the Betty personality-wise.
* Ryuuichi Kashima, the protagonist of ''Manga/GakuenBabysitters'' have two girls crushing over him: the shy and gentle Ushimaru (Betty) and the IceQueen Inomata (Veronica). However, due to the lack of focus on actual romance in the series, the LoveTriangle dynamics are rarely focused, and the two girls are frequently more intimate with each other than with their crush.
* ''Manga/{{Gantz}}'' has calm, reserved normal Tae as Betty to Reika's Veronica, [[spoiler: which it averts by Reika's cloning of Kei.]]
* ''Manga/GEGoodEnding'' has Shou and Yuki for Seiji, the protagonist. One is bubbly, the other one is more serious. One comes from a mid-class family background, the other one from a high class family. One is blond, one is black-haired.
* In ''Manga/GokinjoMonogatari'', one of the main characters, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Yuusuke]], is involved in a LoveTriangle with wild and [[HelloNurse sexy]] MsFanservice Mariko and his 'GirlNextDoor'-ish ExtremeDoormat classmate, Ayumi. Since this is a [[Manga/{{Nana}} Yazawa]] [[Manga/ParadiseKiss Ai]] manga, things [[{{Deconstruction}} don't quite look as stereotypical as they can be described]]...
* The ''Franchise/{{Gundam}}'' meta-series, being TropeOverdosed, has more than one of these:
** ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam'': Mirai (Archie), Bright Noah (Betty), Liutenant Sleggar (Veronica) and Cameron Bloom (ThirdOptionLoveInterest). [[spoiler: Sleggar dies few after he and Mirai share a kiss, Cameron is soon out of the picture until the ''Char's Counterattack'' movie, Mirai marries Bright.]]. Also Lalah Sune (a very... strange Archie), Amuro Ray (Betty) and Char Aznable (Veronica) [[spoiler: And then ''Lalah dies protecting Char from Amuro''.]]
** ''[[Anime/AfterWarGundamX Gundam X]]'': Garrod Ran (Archie), Tiffa Addil (Betty) and Ennil El (Veronica). [[spoiler: Tiffa already had the first round won since Garrod had a huge crush on her from the start, so she wins in the end too.]]
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEED Gundam Seed]]'': Kira Yamato's Archie has to pick between Lacus Clyne's Betty and Flay Allster's Veronica.
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundam00 Gundam 00]]'': Louise Halevy (Archie), Saji Crossroads (Betty) and Andrei Smirnov (Veronica). [[spoiler: Louise and Saji are StarCrossedLovers and Andrei goes MurderTheHypotenuse almost at the end but is stopped by Saji's partner Setsuna, and in TheMovie he goes the HeroicSacrifice way.]]
** ''[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamAge Gundam AGE]]'': Flit Asuno (Archie), Yurin L'Ciel (Veronica), Emily Amonde (Betty) [[spoiler: Yurin dies horribly, so Emily "wins" by default. While [[GenreSavvy being aware]] that Yurin is TheLostLenore, though.]] And later there's Romary (Archie), Asemu (Betty) and Zeheart (Veronica). Bonus for the HoYay between Asemu and Zeheart. [[spoiler: Romary is... very confused but ultimately chooses Asemu, since Zeheart is an AntiVillain.]]
* ''Anime/{{Hamtaro}}'' has a genderswapped example with Pashmina (Archie) as the love interest of both Dexter (Betty) and Howdy (Veronica).
* In ''Manga/HanaYoriDango'', the heroine Tsukushi Makino is the object of both Rui's (the calm, supportive Betty) and Domyoji's (the violent, passionate Veronica) affections. Subverted in that Makino initially has unrequited feelings for Rui, while it is Domyoji who has (initially) one-sided feelings for her, and in that the Veronica triumphs.
* ''Manga/HaouAiren'': Kaafai (Betty) and Hakuron (Veronica), for Kurumi. [[spoiler: Until Kaafai goes {{Yandere}} too.. and kills Hakuron]]. There's also Kurumi (Betty) and Reilan (Veronica), for Hakuron. [[spoiler:Until Reilan deploys a ThanatosGambit.]]
* ''Manga/HekikaiNoAiON'' first has Yoshiyuki as UnluckyChildhoodFriend Betty and Seine as ActionGirl Veronica.
** Then played with; ShrinkingViolet but exotic mermaid and human but BrokenBird witch. Though Tatsuya shows more attraction to Seine, he still can leave [[spoiler:Sheila]] alone when she's in trouble.
* The ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' anime has a twisted, 'sort of' affection triangle between Alucard, Integra Hellsing, and Seras Victoria that creates an animosity between the women. While Seras looks as the Veronica (being the one with sultry clothes and the newest addition to the Hellsing group) to Integra's Betty (long-standing bond with Alucard and with more tomboyish traits), personality and role wise could be switched: Integra's the Rich Veronica that has Alucard's affection while Reliable Betty Seras longs for it. [[WordOfGod Studio Gonzo]] claims that in the Anime, Alucard actually [[ReplacementGoldfish turned Seras because her eyes reminded him to Integra during her youth]], but he was mistaken. The manga averts this situation with an emphasis on a platonic bond between Alucard and Seras, but curiously adding LesYay subtext between Seras and Integra, and having Pip Bernadotte as Seras' LoveInterest.
* ''Manga/HighschoolOfTheDead'' presents Rei and Seako's ongoing LoveTriangle with Takashi as the LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine equivalent:
** Rei is the down-to-earth 'wholesome girl' and [[ChildhoodFriend childhood friend]] of Takashi, who's [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11322-41/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-12.html plainly stated her feelings for him.]] By contrast, Saeko [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-11331-16/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-21.html freely admits to]] [[http://www.mangareader.net/170-57442-30/high-school-of-the-dead/chapter-27.html preferring to be the seductress]], so she uses her sex appeal instead.
** This is also reflected by the difference in how they dress. Rei's school uniform is essentially the same as it's always been with the addition of knee pads and elbow pads for protection. Saeko modified hers with lacey black thigh-high stockings, stiletto-heeled boots, and a matching black miniskirt that has a split-seam so high, it flashes her panties when she walks. When Rei and the others see what she's wearing, Rei [[LampshadeHanging calls her out on it:]]
-->'''Rei: (incredulous)''' "What the heck is THAT!? Aren't you embarrassed showing off like that!? I can't believe [[{{stripperific}} youre walking around like that!!"]]
* In ''VisualNovel/HigurashiWhenTheyCry'', there are two different triangles that could be seen as this. The easier one is between Rena and Mion, with [[GenkiGirl Rena]] as Betty and [[{{Tomboy}} Mion]] as Veronica. Earlier, the twins Mion and Shion are set up as another one of these, but it's a little harder there to say who'd be Betty and who'd be Veronica. The best assumption would be Mion as Betty and Shion, who is introduced as a bit of an outsider and certainly has a bit more danger to her, as Veronica.
* Takemoto (Betty) and Morita (Veronica) both fall in love with Hagu in ''Manga/HoneyAndClover''. [[spoiler:Even though Morita wins Hagu's affections, neither of the guys end up with her.]]
* ''Manga/InuYasha'':
** OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Kagome is the Betty and DarkMagicalGirl Kikyo the Veronica. [[spoiler:Solved when Kikyo dies for a second time but now is able to go in peace, so Inuyasha finally lets go of his regrets and stays with Kagome.]]
** In an anime episode, Sango has Kuranosuke Takeda, the admiring nobleman who asks her to marry him, as the Betty against HandsomeLech Miroku as the Veronica. In this case, the deck is heavily stacked against Kuranosuke, since marrying him would also require Sango to give up her quest for {{Revenge}}; she chooses to continue the journey, Kuranosuke does not appear again, and [[spoiler:Sango and Miroku end up HappilyMarried in the DistantFinale]].
* ''Franchise/{{Jewelpet}}''
** In the first season, Rinko has to choose between her accessible neighbour Akira (Betty) and bad boy Andy (Veronica), who's actually the BigBad in disguise.
** In ''Anime/JewelpetSunshine'', Mikage is torn between the [[TheDitz simple]], HotBlooded Ruby (Betty) and the AlphaBitch Kanon (Veronica).
* The one-episode LoveTriangle from ''Anime/KaleidoStar'' had Sarah as Archie, Kalos as Betty, and Andy as Veronica. [[spoiler:Sarah chooses Kalos -- in fact, ''she had chosen him quite a while before'' and that's why she had stayed in the Stage in the first place. Andy never really stood a chance, [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy and he immediately acknowledges it]].]]
* ''Manga/KashimashiGirlMeetsGirl'' has a LesYay variation. Tomari is a tomboyish {{Tsundere}}, while Yasuna is a YamatoNadeshiko.
* ''Manga/KimagureOrangeRoad''. Kyosuke is torn between Hikaru (the ever-doting Betty) and Madoka (the WildChild Veronica).
* ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' has two that overlaps, Sawako is Betty and Kurumi is Veronica for Kazehaya, who is the Betty and [[spoiler:Kento]] is Veronica for Sawako. Color inverted since Sawako and Kazehaya are dark-haired.
* Gender-flipped in ''Manga/KimiWaPetto''. Sumire, the tall, smart and successful businesswoman, made a rule that she would only date her equal. One day, she finds a down-on-his-luck dancer sleeping in a box and... takes him on as a pet. She names him Momo and they form a relaxed, if unusual relationship. Soon after this, Hasumi (Betty), her tall, dark and intelligent ''sempai'' from university appears. He's everything she's been hoping for, but when they start going out, she feels that she has to present her best side at all times, instead of the unconditional, doglike affection offered by Momo (Veronica). The dramatic tension between "I can be myself around him" and "He's everything I ever wanted" drives the plot.
* In ''LightNovel/LoveChunibyoAndOtherDelusions'', there's Yuuta towards Rikka (Betty), and [[spoiler:the light novel-only Satone]] (Veronica).
* ''Manga/LoveHina'' has a pretty basic version of this: {{Cloudcuckoolander}} Mutsumi versus {{Tsundere}} Naru. Keitaro, however, makes his preference the latter quite transparent halfway into the series, no matter if she's the little girl of the promise or not.
* In ''Manga/MaidSama'', Misaki is the Archie, with her childhood friend Hinata as the Betty and her mysterious, popular, wealthy love interest Takumi Usui as the Veronica. Interestingly Hinata is a brunette while Takumi is a blond.
* ''Anime/{{Macross}}'' in all its incarnations is actually ''built around'' this:
** ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' had Lynn Minmay as the Veronica and Misa Hayase as the Betty. Minmay herself had a similar case, with Hikaru as the Betty and Lynn Kaifunn as the Veronica.
** ''Anime/{{Macross 7}}'' had a gender-reversed version of the trope, with Gamlin as the Betty and Basara as the Veronica.
** As does ''Anime/MacrossPlus'', where brash and rebellious Isamu is the Veronica, and serious and caring Guld seems to be a Betty. And then it puts everything on its head in TheReveal, because [[spoiler:Guld, a psychotic [[AttemptedRape would-be rapist]], is TheAtoner who got RedemptionEqualsDeath moment in the end]]; while [[spoiler:Isamu [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy wanted Myung to be happy]], and thus removed himself from the picture, becoming something of a DeathSeeker, but after Guld's RedemptionEqualsDeath he and Myung stay together.]].
** ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' has Ranka as the Betty and Sheryl as the Veronica. In the second movie, The Wings of Goodbye: The End of the Triangle, it's resolved. [[spoiler: Alto apologizes to Ranka for being unable to return her feelings and declares his love to Sheryl before going Missing In Action. WordOfGod confirmes Alto comes back, Sheryl wakes up and relationship ensues]]
* ''Manga/MagicKnightRayearth'' has a few possible instances of this trope, both male and female. Hikaru likes both Eagle Vision (Betty) and Lantis (Veronica). Umi is loved by Ascot (Betty), but she likes Clef as well (Veronica). And both Emeraude (Betty) and Alcyone (Veronica) are in love with Zagato- but he only loves Emeraude and dislikes Alcyone very much.
* ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'' has a male version where Kyoko has to choose between the awkward, indecisive, but fundamentally kind-hearted Godai (Betty) and the suave, flashy Mitaka (Veronica). Godai himself encounters an interesting variation on this trope: although he has romantic options that play the Betty and Veronica options straight (his good-natured fellow student Kozue and his outspoken, sexually aggressive pupil Ibuki respectively), his true romantic interest, Kyoko, is a blend of the two types, as she is both a responsible, supportive, somewhat traditional young lady AND an independently minded woman with a temper who is unafraid to criticize Godai or defy her parents when necessary.
* In ''Manga/{{MAR}}'', Snow and Dorothy are the Betty and Veronica respectively towards Ginta. In the manga, [[spoiler:nothing is really resolved and both stay behind in MÄR Heaven, although Ginta eventually hooking up with Snow's real-world counterpart Koyuki isn't out of the question]]. In the anime, [[spoiler:Ginta resolves things with Dorothy by explicitly not choosing her. Snow merges with Koyuki to become one whole person to be with him on Earth, and the ending heavily implies a mutual relationship occurs, so in this case, the Betty wins.]]
* ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'''s Kanba Takakura is kind of an an Archie, with [[BrotherSisterIncest his little sister]] [[TheCutie Himari]] as the Betty and [[spoiler:Masako Natsume]] as the Veronica.
* In ''Manga/MekakushiNoKuni'', Arou (Betty) and Namiki (Veronica) are rivals for Kanade's affections, even though Arou wins from Volume 2 onwards.
* In ''Manga/{{Nana}}'', rock star Takumi would probably count as a male version of Veronica for Hachiko while Nobu serves as a male Betty.
* ''Manga/NanaToKaoru'' tries its best to steer clear of this. Kaoru is the Archie, but A) Tachi, the supposed Betty, is the SecretKeeper of Nana & Kaoru's [[BoundAndGagged 'breathers']] and acts more like a little sister, continually trying to push them together; B) Kaoru has ZERO interest in Tachi; C) the titular couple are afflicted with [[ObliviousToLove oblivious to each other's love]] on a Charlton-Heston-epic scale and D) the whole thing is skewed by the fact both get tied up by him.
* In ''{{Naruto}}'', there's a weird variation. Naruto, of course is the Archie, who is attracted to Sakura (Veronica), who acts all {{Tsundere}} towards him and is in love with Sasuke. Watching from afar is Hinata (Betty), who has admired Naruto since childhood and has been in love with him for years. The weirdness comes in when one brings up of social classes, where Hinata has the Veronica trait of being the heiress of a major clan (probably the closest the village has to a princess barring Tsunade), while Naruto, for all of his childhood and most of Part I, was the village pariah -- socially speaking, a relationship between them would be unacceptable. This obstacle for any potential relationship between them was removed when Naruto became the village hero, and became gradually clear to the people of Konoha that he was the son of the Fourth Hokage. [[spoiler:The series ends with Naruto and Hinata as the OfficialCouple, while Sakura ends up with Sasuke.]]
* ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'':
** In Japan, [[ShyBlueHairedGirl Rei]] is seen as the Betty because of her [[NiceGirl gentle disposition]], [[ShrinkingViolet reserved nature]], and tendency to get [[BandageBabe horribly injured]], whereas the [[FieryRedhead Fiery Redheaded]] [[ForeignFanservice foreigner]] Asuka is the cultural Veronica because her forceful and aggressive personality is just so strange to the [[JapanesePoliteness generally reserved]] Japanese public. Contrast this with more demonstrative Western audiences, who see the more outgoing, [[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman more human]], more [[BadassAdorable badass]], and more [[CannotSpitItOut overtly in love]] Asuka as the familiar Betty, and the [[CreepyChild bizarre]], [[EmotionlessGirl cold]], and [[UncannyValley strangely unsettling]] Rei as the exotic Veronica. Then add in [[WhiteHairBlackHeart Kaworu]], a [[GayOption Gay]] ThirdOptionLoveInterest so popular in [[HoYay fandom]] that he was made ''canon'' in almost all the alternate continuities.
** It's played straight in the LighterAndFluffier spinoff series, such as ''[[Manga/NeonGenesisEvangelionAngelicDays Angelic Days]]'' and ''Manga/ShinjiIkariRaisingProject''.
** The ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' continuity comes down firmly on either Rei or Kaworu's side, to the point that the love triangle is nuked. Asuka the Veronica never gets so much as a hint out to Shinji that she likes him, and once she realizes that Rei the Betty liked him first, she gives up her feelings without any fuss. There's also the fact that Asuka's bitch slap to Rei in the original gets blocked, and that Rei becomes the BarrierMaiden[=/=]ApocalypseMaiden in the second film's climax. And the third movie switches the attention towards the {{Cheryl Blossom}} Kaworu. [[spoiler: And then the whole deal gets much, MUCH worse. '''In both films'''.]]
* Melfina from ''Manga/OutlawStar'' gets an inverted version of this with Gene and Harry. When the "safe" choice is a foul-mouthed BadassLongcoat, you just ''know'' the "bad boy" is going to [[StalkerWithACrush have some]] [[{{Yandere}} serious issues]].
* In ''Anime/PeachGirl'', Momo spent years with a crush on the chivalrous and polite Toji, until she finally gets him. They guy helping her out on the way is [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy Kairi]], a [[ChivalrousPervert lecherous]], school-skipping bad boy she discovers she now has feelings for. Throughout the series she bounces back and forth between them, until finally [[spoiler:she ends up with Kairi]].
* ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'' seems to set this up between Himeno, Sasame and Hayate, especially in the manga. The anime is more... [[LoveDodecahedron complicated]].
* ''Anime/PrincessTutu'' plays with this trope in a way that approaches CyclicalTrope levels. First, there's Fakir (the {{Tsundere}} Bad Boy) and Mytho (the Prince) for Ahiru. However ,[[spoiler: their roles are subverted in the second season with Fakir as the the Betty to the Raven Prince Mytho's Veronica]]. On the other hand, while Ahiru seems The Betty to Rue's Veronica... Rue's certainly The Betty to Princess Tutu's Veronica for Mytho. And bringing Princess Kraehe in this, this starts all over again. Plus, Autor could be the Betty for Rue while Mytho is The Veronica.
* In ''Psychic Academy'', this is played quite obviously through the Betty-esque Orina (AKA Sara), Ai's childhood friend, and the Veronica-esque Mew.
* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'': Ranma is the Archie to Akane's Betty and Shampoo & Ukyo's Veronica.
** The roles are debatable. Akane's somewhat sheltered and naive due to being the youngest child in a middle-to-high-class and very traditional family. Well, at the same time, she's rather popular at school, shuns the boys who chase after her (specially Kuno), has a quick temper towards Ranma and despite her tries has very few traditionally feminine traits. These are all Veronica-ish qualities/flaws. Shampoo is a Supreme Chef, works full-time in her grandma's restaurant, and can be almost kittenish when she's happy (pun intended). Also added is that she came from a lower-class setting than Akane, is a lot smarter than she looks, and is also multi-talented. She also pines after Ranma. That's quite a dosage of Betty-ness.
** This becomes transparent when she's placed in contrast with Kodachi, whose upperclass lifestyle makes her a full-on Veronica, what with the MadLove she feels towards Ranma pushing her to the point of being an active would-be [[MurderTheHypotenuse hypothenuse murderer]].
** Although this being an UnwantedHarem situation, it's not so much about Ranma being torn about which one to choose (though he is attracted to both girls, he feels much more attracted to [[NoGuyWantsToBeChased Akane]]), but torn because he's engaged against his will to both women (Akane being an ArrangedMarriage, Shampoo an AccidentalMarriage) and rejecting one in favor of the other [[PillarsOfMoralCharacter would bring lots of trouble for the THREE of them]]. This triangle also includes a ThirdOptionLoveInterest, in the form of UnluckyChildhoodFriend and {{Bokukko}}, [[ChildhoodMarriagePromise Ukyo Kuonji]].
** With Akane as the center figure, the bumbling GentleGiant Ryoga can be considered the Betty to JerkWithAHeartOfGold Ranma's Veronica. And with Ranma as the snarky yet ultimately well-intentioned Betty to Kuno's delirious, hammy Veronica.
* In ''Manga/{{Ratman}}'', Shuto's female admirers are both a mix of Betty And Veronica traits while still in stark contrast to one another. On one hand is Mirea Mizushima, his exotically gorgeous YamatoNadeshiko classmate whom he's known for some time, however her family are the ones who turned him into the AntiVillain [[VillainProtagonist Protagonist]], Ratman. On the other hand is Rio Kizaki, who better fits the "cute and spunky" type, but is also the wealthy and [[{{Tomboy}} tomboyish]] daughter of the Hero Association's president, and the two of them bond over their shared dream of being heroes.
* ''Anime/RomeoXJuliet'':
** Hermione is Betty while Juliet is Veronica (though Juliet herself can be pretty Betty-ish too when not fighting).
** Subverted with Romeo and Tybalt, as the latter ''seemed'' to be a potential Veronica but it didn't happen.
* ''Manga/RosarioToVampire'': Tsukune has [[spoiler:Outer]] Moka (Betty) and [[HornyDevils Kurumu]] (Veronica).
** Complicating matters are other potential Veronicas or Cheryls: [[AnIcePerson Mizore]], [[ChildProdigy Yukari]] and [[spoiler:inner Moka]].
* Male example in ''Manga/RoseOfVersailles'': Andre is Betty and Fersen is Veronica. But Oscar realizes that her feelings for Fersen were just infatuation and that she truly loves Andre. And every woman in the kingdom has a crush on Fersen. And Fersen does not return Oscar's love.
* In the ''Anime/SailorMoon'' anime, Usagi's torn between sweet boy-next-door Motoki and snarky SlapSlapKiss partner Mamoru.
** Usagi herself is Betty to Rei's Veronica for Mamoru's Archie, only in the first anime. She wins.
* An odd instance of this happens in ''Manga/SakendeYaruze'', where the Betty is a [[{{Seme}} disillusioned, embittered 35 year old man]] and the Veronica is a younger male [[TheVamp Vamp]].
* In ''Manga/SchoolRumble'', Harima initially has his sights set on [[TheDitz Tenma]] alone but it's clear from the start that he has no chance of winning her heart as she's already in love with [[TheQuietOne Karasuma]]. The two girls who do express interest in him are Tenma's sister [[YamatoNadeshiko Yakumo]] and local {{Ojou}} [[{{Tsundere}} Eri]] who fit the Betty and Veronica dynamic well.
* In ''LightNovel/ShakuganNoShana'', Kazumi Yoshida is the Betty and Shana the Veronica.
* ''Manga/ShigatsuWaKimiNoUso'' has reliable childhood friend Tsubaki as Betty and wild, mysterious cheerful musician Kaori as Veronica play these roles for Kousei's Archie.
* In ''Manga/SkipBeat'', Kyoko has Ren (Betty) and Shou (Veronica). Also played with in that while personality-wise they ''are'' that way with Ren as the DoggedNiceGuy and Shou as the {{Jerkass}} who breaks Kyoko's heart, appearance and background-wise, Shou is the Betty and Ren the Veronica: Shou is the childhood friend and guy next door, whereas Ren is TroubledButCute, TallDarkAndHandsome and has a MysteriousPast.
** Later on, Kyoko acquires an even more extreme Veronica with [[StalkerWithACrush Reino]].
* ''LightNovel/StrawberryPanic'' has two of these SchoolgirlLesbians triangles: Nagisa with [[FanOfUnderdog Tamao]] as the Betty and [[OneeSama Shizuma]] as the Veronica, and Hikari with [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Yaya]] as the Betty and [[{{Bifauxnen}} Amane]] as the Veronica.
* In ''Anime/TenchiMuyo'', [[TheOjou Ayeka]] is clearly the Betty (traditional, reserved) to [[TheVamp Ryoko's]] Veronica (sultry, unreserved). And then it's subverted because [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyLvAp70eLI some side materials]] reveal that [[CovertPervert Ayeka]], who's seen as kinda prudish in canon, actually has more knowledge of S&M than most Betties have...
* In ''Anime/ImGonnaBeAnAngel'' Noelle is Betty and Natsumi is Veronica for Yuusuke. Also, Muse is Betty and Silky is Veronica for Eros.
* In ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters: KYO'' manga (a Spinoff from the ''KOF'' games), there are several prospect love triangles like this:
** At first, Kyo Kusanagi is the Archie to Yuki's Betty and Athena Asamiya's Veronica. Since Yuki is already Kyo's girlfriend when Athena comes into Kyo's school to be closer to him and see how his powers are like, she "wins" this round.
** With Athena as Archie, then Kyo switches to the Veronica while Sie Kensou is the Betty. As said above Kyo stays with Yuki, but Athena never really "switches" to Kensou anyway.
** Later, due to a series of meddling and misunderstandings, ''Yuki'' becomes the Archie with Kyo as Veronica and Takaya Maeta as Betty. [[spoiler: Maeta ''does'' get a serious chance to get closer to Yuki and Kyo has other matters to attend... but ultimately he gets better, Yuki stays by his side, and Maeta [[IWantmyBelovedtoBeHappy relents]].]]
* In ''Manga/TheSevenDeadlySins'' to Meliodas, Elizabeth's a royal Betty due to being a generally calm regular human while Diane's a common Veronica due to being a clingy easily jealous exotic giantess.
* ''Manga/ToLoveRu'' subverts this. [[MagicalGirlfriend Lala]] is the [[InnocentFanServiceGirl obvious]] Veronica, while Haruna is the obvious Betty, the twist being that Haruna is the one Rito chases (their [[StarCrossedLovers inability to confess to each other]] is a RunningGag after while). Although Lala does end up bringing the two closer together (Rito goes from hyperventilating in Haruna's vicinity to being able hang out with her in a large group of [[TrueCompanions friends]]). The series also seems to be leaning toward a MarryThemAll, which includes Lala ([[spoiler:a galactic princess, so if Rito marries her, the harem option comes into play. Lala actually suggests this, say, if she marries Rito, "the rules of Earth don't apply" ]]. If you assume Lala is a [[FirstGirlWins given]], this would make [[LoveableSexManiac Momo]] the obvious Veronica, although she really does most of the chasing. It's that type of [[HaremSeries series]].
* ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' has [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend Shinobu]] as Betty and [[ClingyJealousGirl Lum]] as Veronica [[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs (LSD version)]] initially. After, Shinobu is not more interested in Ataru.
* ''Manga/VampireKnight'': Yuuki has Kaname (the Prince) and [[MyHeroZero Zero]] (the Bad Boy).
** However, the roles could potentially be switched. Zero is her [[UnluckyChildhoodFriend "safe, comfortable friend"]], while Kaname is the exotic one that she believes she can't have.
* ''Anime/{{Voltron}}'' has a male version. Boy Scout Keith (Betty) and Evil Prince Lotor (Veronica) both love Princess Allura. But Allura only loves Keith- so this may actually be a subversion. Some fans try to pair up Allura with the rebellious Lance (Veronica)- but in the canon anime and other series they show absolutely no interest whatsoever in each other.
* ''Manga/WanderingSon'' had this early on, between siblings. It was between BrattyTeenageDaughter Maho, her gentle {{transsexual}} younger sister Shuuichi, and the boy who the former was attracted to who had accidentally fallen for he sister when she was dressed as a girl. Shuu shows no attraction to Riku and by one year in-series Riku and Maho are a couple. They stay a pretty happy couple past high school, though Riku occasionally blushes at Shuuichi.
* In ''Anime/YuGiOh'' (particularly [[Manga/YuGiOh the manga]]), Anzu Mazaki is shown being torn over her feelings between shy CovertPervert Yugi Mutoh (Betty) and his darker alter ego Yami (Veronica). The show ends with [[spoiler:nothing resolved]].
* Briefly pops up in the third season of ''Anime/YuGiOhGX'' for Judai: Asuka is Betty, as at this point she's been a good friend of his for months now, and Johan is Veronica, as he's a mysterious foreigner with an "unusual" destiny. There's also Yubel, who's mostly Veronica (being ''the villain''), but with streaks of Betty (she's Judai's ForgottenChildhoodFriend) and CherylBlossom (she's the last one introduced) thrown in. [[spoiler:Yubel]] wins.
* In ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', gentle [[TookALevelInBadass Yellow]] is the Betty and feisty [[FieryRedhead Misty]] is the Veronica to [[TheAce Red's]] Archie.
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