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->'''Fred''': Y'all have a chart or something?\\
'''Gunn''': In the files. I'll get it for you later.
-->-- ''Series/{{Angel}}''

Stories with a LoveDodecahedron at some point will throw in a Love Chart. It is usually simplified as much as feasible, with little portraits connected by color-coded arrows. Occasionally, some pithy or more detailed quote is put on the arrows to clarify. Sometimes such a chart is drawn up within the story by one of the characters.

See also TangledFamilyTree. SisterTrope to BustChart.


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* ''Manga/HeavensLostProperty'' features a chart. It includes the ''dog''.
* ''Manga/LoveHina'' and ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' (both written by Creator/KenAkamatsu) have at one time or another had a character draw up a chart which tallied up in numeric form the relative levels of attraction/love that a group of girls has for the series' male lead.
** [[Manga/MahouSenseiNegima Chamo]] tries to pull out [[http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/6995/1191474655224jc3.jpg his chart]] (see [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/archived_discussion.php?s_t=Main.MahouSenseiNegima old discussion]] or [[http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg59/Xophien/KamoRankings.jpg this version]]) at two different points, only to be thwarted each time. The chart has separate categories for friendship, romance, lust, and so forth. The results aren't all that surprising for most, but Eva? Low affection + high lust = she just wants to rape the poor kid. Wait, [[http://img528.imageshack.us/img528/1134/negimac137latenightconsl.png that isn't surprising either.]]
*** Interestingly, he made a side comment much earlier that his magic power to make these charts can't "read" Eva (and unnamed others) at all. Whether the author forgot or this is more evidence suggesting just where Chamomile [[LiesDamnedLiesAndStatistics pulls these charts out of]] is unclear.
** There's also [[http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_abkMP58OLUA/Sp_OTSmR_vI/AAAAAAAAPeA/rMtOOsEYaMQ/s1600-h/%5BNegima%5D+Chart+up1055.jpg this]], which shows the various relationships between the characters, as of chapter 255, though only the pink arrows indicate romantic relationships[[note]]--pink=romantic, red=pactio, yellow=rival [[DefeatMeansFriendship who're often friends]], blue=familial, solid green=teacher/student, dotted green=admiration, purple=friendship, brown=antagonistic, grey=adoption. Blue Outlines are Negi's Class, Red outlines are the Baka Rangers. Yellow Boxes for those "[[TheMasquerade in the know]]", Grey boxes for those [[HesDeadJim in the ground]]. [[AllLoveIsUnrequited Note that all pink lines are monodirectional]].[[/note]]
** And [[http://img26.imageshack.us/img26/305/negima.png here]] is one in English with definite explanations of what means what. Current as of chapter 335, should be updated as appropriate.
* ''Manga/{{Genshiken}}'' includes a love chart for ShowWithinAShow ''Anime/KujibikiUnbalance'' at one point. In a later volume, as a joke, it includes one for ''Genshiken'' itself, even though the relationships are pretty self-explanitory.
* After about halfway through ''Anime/{{Monster}}'', volumes began featuring [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/monsterchart.JPG complex connection charts]] between [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters a mere fraction]] of the characters in the series… Yet there's rarely even ''one'' romantic entanglement shown.
** Nina is clearly very fond of Tenma, as shown by the last moments of the show. However, this may simply be non-romantic admiration and respect especially since, though looking quite young, Tenma is almost twice her age.
** Let us not forget Tenma's own proclamation of "what would I do without you" to Nina. Admittedly, he was desperately trying to stop her from killing herself, but it's still a rather strange thing to say considering their thus-far platonic relationship.
* The LoveDodecahedron in Rumiko Takahashi's ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' is fairly complex. Just look [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/lovechart.jpg at the chart]].
** That is a fan made one. Takahashi included one in the memorial book (Art of Ranma ½ in USA). That book also includes a chart about how the main character, Ranma, thinks about each of his rivals/enemies.
* Since Seven Arcs loves to [[ShipTease tease]] the {{shipp|ing}}ers, a relationship chart of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' is released every now and then. Of course, since Seven Arcs loves to ''{{teas|ingCreator}}e'' the {{shipp|ing}}ers, anyone not married is listed as "[[JustFriends best friends]]" at best. Much pointing and laughing are probably involved here.
* One of these is at the front of ''Manga/SgtFrog'', usually featuring every minor recurring character. It gets a bit cramped.
* ''Manga/OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' has a couple of these in the manga. Kaoru makes one, and not surprisingly [[{{Otaku}} Renge]] does, too--it doesn't including herself, though. It's the love triangle involving Haruhi.
* ''Manga/IrisZero'' features a fairly straightforward [[http://www.mangareader.net/iris-zero/10/3 diagram]] at the beginning of its third volume in an [[BonusMaterial omake section]] of sorts.
* In ''Manga/FairyTail'', given Juvia's ShippingGoggles and habit of TwistingTheWords, she seems to believe that she's in a LoveDodecahedron, to the point where [[http://www.mangareader.net/fairy-tail/256/9 she actually made one of these]].
* The ''first page'' of ''Kodomo no Jikan'' is a chart of everyone's relationships. You'll need it.
* After about Volume 5, hentai ''Boys Empire'' lists off how everyone connects… and in what order Makoto slept with them.
* Two separate charts are shown in magazine scans showing the relationships of the central characters in the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}} XY'' saga; both charts confirm that Serena has a romantic interest in Ash.
* Parodied in chapter 74 of ''Manga/KaguyaSamaLoveIsWar'' which featured a non-existent love triangle between Kaguya, Shirogane, and Ishigami due to the three of them binging a shoujo romance manga and imagining they were in one.

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* The back of the third issue of ''ComicBook/ScottPilgrim''.
* Although it didn't appear in the comic book itself, DC once published one of these for the reboot version of the Comicbook/{{Legion of Super-Heroes}} in poster form.

[[folder:Fan Fiction]]
* A version of this was used in ''FanFic/TheMadScientistWars'', in a non-romantic version. The Tinker Family, after discovering that The Tinker Twins had adopted Desius and that Vladimir was the long-lost father of Chic Geek, Wallace Cane set out to create such a chart--it took up most of a table.
* The shipping tendencies of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' fan-authors has lead more than one, or to [[http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/04/ultimate-pony-shipping-chart.html make charts listing all well-known pairings]]. The latter include characters shipped with inanimate objects, or even themselves.
* One worksafe [[http://bludhavens.livejournal.com/22910.html?thread=3913086#t3913086 fic]] on the ''Franchise/AceAttorney'' KinkMeme had Apollo and Klavier invited to Phoenix's "family only" Thanksgiving get-together. Their minds boggled as what they had expected to be a very small group turned out to include "fifteen people--almost none of which had the decency to be genetically related to one another." Ema had to draw up a chart just so they could make sense of it. (One reader's rendition of it can be found [[http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/7973/pwmapdd6.gif here]].)
* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'' shipping is incredibly complex due to mutual secret identities, leading to such insanities as ''two-person Love Triangles''. The recent prospect of getting additional Miraculous users to add to the shipping madness has in turn forced a few geometrically minded Tumblr users to try and map out the potential interactions, resulting in the [[http://ohnofixit.tumblr.com/post/151810080034/homebeccer-phantomrose96 Love Hypercube]]. What's a hypercube? It's a 4-dimensional cube. Yes. Four-dimensional. In 2-D space.

* Two of these are shown onscreen and described by the narrator partway through ''Brand Upon the Brain'', giving to the fact that viewers are not [[ViewersAreGeniuses geniuses]]. Each only contains three people, though, and each contains the ''same'' three people--the confusion comes from factoring in one character's SweetPollyOliver act.
* [[Film/LoveActually Love Actually]] featured an official one on its website, and also used it as on of the promotional posters. It's also included on the DVD/Bluray release.

* ''The Growing Pains of Literature/AdrianMole'' opens with one drawn by the title character for the [[DysfunctionJunction main cast]], which includes UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher in the "enemies of family" box.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* As a subversion of sorts (as in this case it rarely deals with actual romance), in ''Series/KamenRiderDouble'', the second episode of every two-ep arc begins with a chart showing the involvement and roles of every person connected to the current case being investigated, with a PreviouslyOn narrating over top.
* "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:The_chart.png The Chart]]" was a major plot element in ''Series/TheLWord''.
* "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Hg-oiIgWUc The Geometry Of Love]] is a comedic--yet ''very accurate''--Series/InstantStar ''Mini'' that is the epitome of this trope. It's CrowningMomentOfFunny comes after [[DoggedNiceGuy Jaime]] has explained all the twists and turns of the kids' love lives to Paegan Smith:
-->'''Paegan''': Oh, this is too complicated! I mean, I'll never remember this!
-->'''Jaime''': Don't worry--[[AllThereInTheManual we'll get you the printout.]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* The VideoGame/StarFox 64 player's guide included one of these for all the major characters.
* Used in ''VideoGame/FireEmblem10'', albeit more to depict character's military allegiences[=/=]family tree[=secret identities=], with only a few critical romantic/familial bonds depicted; several characters had MultipleEndings, after all.
* Several of these have been put out for ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''--most in the Anniversary Book which had one for every spin-off, but the most comprehensive one was in the original Ultimania guide which even included several minor characters such as Myrna, Elmyra, and Dio.
* [[http://www.zerochan.net/full/230092 A comprehensive chart]] for ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}, LightNovel/KaraNoKyoukai, VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' and ''VideoGame/MeltyBlood''. Please note that even this horrible jumbled mess of relationships doesn't cover everything (No Rider -Love-> Shirou, Zouken -Love-> Justizia etc) and ''LightNovel/FateZero'' was never added to the mix. [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters Argh…]]
* ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur IV'' had a mostly non-romantic version of this, including every playable character from the game (including the bonus characters), as well as the two main swords.
* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid4 Database'' had one, which was criticized for being somewhat inaccurate in places, but rather memorably made it so the fanboys could no longer ignore that [[HoYay Volgin and Raikov]] in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3'' were lovers.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''WebComic/SluggyFreelance'':
** Parodied in [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=010403 these]] [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=010404 two]] strips.
** Used straight [[http://sluggy.com/comics/archives/daily/980828 here]]. Of course it's gotten considerably more complicated since then.
* Lampshaded in ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent'' in [[http://www.questionablecontent.net/view.php?comic=1089 this comic]] and the next when Faye's psychologist has to make a Love Chart with thumbtacks and string.
* Played straight by Josh Lesnick, author of ''Webcomic/{{Girly}}'' (Although it is currently outdated by two years, and found only on his deviantART page [[http://joshl.deviantart.com/art/Girly-relationship-chart-37620093 here]]).
* Parodied by ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/173/ here]]: a particular nerd tries to use graph theory to find the "optimal" seating arrangement. And then [[http://xkcd.com/403/ again]], where a couple decides to have sex solely because it'll make their social group's graph symmetrical.
* Volume 4 of the collected ''[[Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick Order of the Stick]]'', "Don't Split the Party", features a [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters rather convoluted]] relationship chart. [[OneDegreeOfSeparation Kevin Bacon]] is on it.
* The Author of'' WebComic/{{Amazoness}}!'' Recently made up one [[http://amazoness.co.uk/chart.jpg Here]]. It's fairly comprehensive too.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'s'' ''Hivebent'' arc, after an explanation of the sociology of troll romance, the author gives us an [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004303 animated]] one. Even the narration is stumped. A bit earlier, Nepeta had her [[http://mspaintadventures.com/?s=6&p=004195 shipping wall]], which seems to be a LoveChart that [[{{Shipping}} extends into the hypothetical]]. Karkat also attempts to demonstrate how each kid can get a partner while avoiding human/troll pairings and BrotherSisterIncest with his [[http://www.mspaintadventures.com/storyfiles/hs2/scraps/MATINGDIAGRAMFORMORONS.gif Mating Diagram For Morons]].
* The [[http://bobadventures.comicgenesis.com/d/20100316.html Love Scorecard]] in ''Webcomic/TheInexplicableAdventuresOfBob.''
* In ''Webcomic/{{Shortpacked}}'', Robin's got one drawn up on a chalkboard in the store's stockroom to make sure things never hit LoveDodecahedron levels and overload with angst. It hasn't really succeeded.
* ''Webcomic/BittersweetCandyBowl'' has had several official ones made by the author.
** Official chart as of Chapter 50 [[http://taeshilh.deviantart.com/art/BCB-Love-Chart-Uncoloured-150136806 here]]. Beware spoilers. Also in [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/candybooru/post/view/232 color]].
** And, recently, [[http://www.bittersweetcandybowl.com/candybooru/post/view/3376 an update]] was done. This is as of mid-63, and is available in poster form.
* ''Webcomic/{{Rain}}'' got a “[[http://rainlgbt.smackjeeves.com/comics/2177978/look-at-this-mess/ Super easy-to-follow relationship chart]]”. Page title: “Look at this mess!”.
* Being a series based on {{polyamory}}, ''Webcomic/KimchiCuddles'' helpfully provides [[http://kimchicuddles.com/characters a diagram of the "polycule"]] on the characters page. It's updated regularly.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Log Date 7 15 2", Peridot makes a relationship diagram of the characters on the camping show Steven shows her, claiming it shows why Pierre and Percy make the best pairing. Though, because Peridot has almost no understanding of romantic relationships, her chart plots out which couples would be the best ''battle strategy''.