: The point where two characters become an Official Couple
is the point where a series jumps the shark.
- Straight: After several seasons of playing the Will They or Won't They? game, Alice and Bob resolve their UST, and the fandom begins to dwindle.
- Downplayed: There's still a pretty large fandom after Alice and Bob got together; the ones that left were mainly the fans that preferred Alice and Charles.
- Subverted: The fans seem to be OK with Alice and Bob as a couple.
- Double Subverted: But around the same time, the series begins Seasonal Rot, and the pairing gets Mis-blamed for it.
- Parodied: On the Show Within a Show Long Runner, Alice and Bob finally get together. There is instant, massive Internet Backdraft from the fandom. The characters watching the show scream "No" and hurl the remote. The show cuts to commercial shortly after their first kiss, and after a few commercials a message appears on-screen: "Long Runners has been cancelled. It will not return. Ever."
- Zig Zagged: ???
- Enforced: True Love Is Boring, Relationship Writing Fumble.
- Lampshaded: "Ever since Alice and Bob got together, Long Runner has really gone downhill."
- Invoked: Alice and Bob take a break from their mission to pursue their feelings for one another.
- Exploited: ???
- Defied: Not long after they get together, Alice and Bob break up.
- Discussed: ???
- Conversed: ???
- Played For Laughs: Awful Wedded Life.
- Played For Drama: The Masochism Tango.
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