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*** This also echoes how in "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIConfidenceAndParanonia Confidence and Paranoia]]", Lister goes looking through Kochanski's dream recorder, and proudly tells Rimmer that she had three dreams about him, saying:

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*** This also echoes how in "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIConfidenceAndParanonia "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIConfidenceAndParanoia Confidence and Paranoia]]", Lister goes looking through Kochanski's dream recorder, and proudly tells Rimmer that she had three dreams about him, saying:



** In "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonDemonsAndAngels Demons and Angels]]", you have Rimmer's 'low' self threatening to 'have' Lister. And considering that their low selves are made up of the worst parts of them, might there be some elements of this in the real Rimmer?

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** In "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonDemonsAndAngels "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVDemonsAndAngels Demons and Angels]]", you have Rimmer's 'low' self threatening to 'have' Lister. And considering that their low selves are made up of the worst parts of them, might there be some elements of this in the real Rimmer?

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** In "Stasis Leak", there's the bunk scene where Rimmer finds out that Lister intends to stay back in the past with Kochanski. First he reacts almost like it's a romantic breakup: "What about me?! I've given you the best years of my death!" Then there's this whole exchange that makes Rimmer sound like a {{Tsundere}} right up until the punchline:
---> '''Lister:''' Where are you coming from, Rimmer? You don't even like me!
---> '''Rimmer:''' Don't I?
---> '''Lister:''' No!
---> '''Rimmer:''' Fine. (''sits silently, fuming'')
---> '''Lister:''' (''uncertainly'') ...You don't, though, do you? You don't even like me.
---> '''Rimmer:''' That's what you think, is it?
---> '''Lister:''' Yeah!
---> '''Rimmer:''' (''heavy pause'') I will tell you something that will probably ''stun you rigid''.
---> '''Lister:''' What?
---> '''Rimmer:''' (''quickly'') You're right, I don't like you.


* In ''Back in the Red'', Rimmer complains about a prank of Lister's when Rimmer fell asleep naked after too much to drink and Lister took a polaroid photo of his penis, drew a face on it and stuck it on the bulletin board under Missing Persons, "Believed to be a French movie star". Lister responds that it doesn't really look like a French film star because it's "way too good looking". This is probably intended to be a dig at the French, but the flip side is - Lister just complimented Rimmer's penis.

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* ** In ''Back in the Red'', Rimmer complains about a prank of Lister's when Rimmer fell asleep naked after too much to drink and Lister took a polaroid photo of his penis, drew a face on it and stuck it on the bulletin board under Missing Persons, "Believed to be a French movie star". Lister responds that it doesn't really look like a French film star because it's "way too good looking". This is probably intended to be a dig at the French, but the flip side is - Lister just complimented Rimmer's penis.

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* In ''Back in the Red'', Rimmer complains about a prank of Lister's when Rimmer fell asleep naked after too much to drink and Lister took a polaroid photo of his penis, drew a face on it and stuck it on the bulletin board under Missing Persons, "Believed to be a French movie star". Lister responds that it doesn't really look like a French film star because it's "way too good looking". This is probably intended to be a dig at the French, but the flip side is - Lister just complimented Rimmer's penis.


** The whole of "Blue" is one big ho yay-athon between these two, with Lister sulking for the whole episode because he misses Rimmer and at one point having a dream about making out with Rimmer. It's also notable that this comes just one episode after he defensively told Kochanski that he's not gay, not even a little bit.
*** This also echoes how in Confidence and Paranoia, Lister goes looking through Kochanski's dream recorder, and proudly tells Rimmer that she had 3 dreams about him, saying:

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** The whole of "Blue" "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIIBlue Blue]]" is one big ho yay-athon between these two, with Lister sulking for the whole episode because he misses Rimmer and at one point having a dream about making out with Rimmer. It's also notable that this comes just one episode after he defensively told Kochanski that he's not gay, not even a little bit.
*** This also echoes how in "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIConfidenceAndParanonia Confidence and Paranoia, Paranoia]]", Lister goes looking through Kochanski's dream recorder, and proudly tells Rimmer that she had 3 three dreams about him, saying:



*** A comment from Kryten in Back to Earth suggests that everything imagined - hallucinations, dreams, or otherwise - continues on as an alternate universe somewhere. It's used to imply that we ourselves are an alternate universe alongside Red Dwarf, but considering the Lister/Rimmer dream that Lister has ...
** In "Demons and Angels", you have Rimmer's 'low' self threatening to 'have' Lister. And considering that their low selves are made up of the worst parts of them, might there be some elements of this in the real Rimmer?

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*** A comment from Kryten in Back to Earth ''Recap/RedDwarfBackToEarth'' suggests that everything imagined - hallucinations, dreams, or otherwise - continues on as an alternate universe somewhere. It's used to imply that we ourselves are an alternate universe alongside Red Dwarf, ''Red Dwarf'', but considering the Lister/Rimmer dream that Lister has ...
** In "Demons "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonDemonsAndAngels Demons and Angels", Angels]]", you have Rimmer's 'low' self threatening to 'have' Lister. And considering that their low selves are made up of the worst parts of them, might there be some elements of this in the real Rimmer?



** Rimmer taking on Lister's ex-girlfriend's form:

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** Rimmer taking on Lister's ex-girlfriend's form:form in "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIBalanceOfPower Balance of Power]]":



** In "Terrorform", part of Lister's attempts to convince (the temporarily-solid) Rimmer that he cares about him involves putting his hand on Rimmer's leg, Rimmer looks shocked by this but not in a negative way. He only reacts negatively when Kryten (who presumably doesn't understand what a hand on the thigh means and is just copying what he sees) does the same thing.

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** In "Terrorform", "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVTerrorform Terrorform]]", part of Lister's attempts to convince (the temporarily-solid) Rimmer that he cares about him involves putting his hand on Rimmer's leg, Rimmer looks shocked by this but not in a negative way. He only reacts negatively when Kryten (who presumably doesn't understand what a hand on the thigh means and is just copying what he sees) does the same thing.



** These two don't share much screen time, but they do get a very close hug and a kiss on the lips in "Stasis Leak".

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** These two don't share much screen time, but they do get a very close hug and a kiss on the lips in "Stasis Leak"."[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonIIStasisLeak Stasis Leak]]".



** In "Duct Soup", he is jealous because he thinks Lister likes Kochanski more than him.
** In "Beyond a Joke", Kryten is in a mood because Lister would rather spend time with the Cat and Kochanski in the AR suite than celebrate their anniversary (actually the five year anniversary since they rescued him from the Nova 5, but still...).

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** In "Duct Soup", "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIIDuctSoup Duct Soup]]", he is jealous because he thinks Lister likes Kochanski more than him.
** In "Beyond "[[Recap/RedDwarfSeasonVIIBeyondAJoke Beyond a Joke", Joke]]", Kryten is in a mood because Lister would rather spend time with the Cat and Kochanski in the AR suite than celebrate their anniversary (actually the five year anniversary since they rescued him from the Nova 5, but still...).).
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*** Not only that but we see the bunkroom changes throughout the series, not only showing that Lister and Rimmer have continued to share a bunk, but also implying that they've upgraded together.

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*** In the same episode, we see Rimmer and Lister's high selves expressing their affection for each other, in the same flowerey language of the highs:
---> '''High Lister''': 'Have I told you today how much I love thee, brother? How much my heart glimmers like a new born star when I gaze upon thine beauteous countenance?'
---> '''High Rimmer''': 'Thy love refreshes and cleanses me like a babbling mountain stream, brother.'
*** This could just be the highs being the highs, however, it's noteworthy that it is specifically High Lister and High Rimmer who share this moment...

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*** This also echoes how in Confidence and Paranoia, Lister goes looking through Kochanski's dream recorder, and proudly tells Rimmer that she had 3 dreams about him, saying:
---> '''Lister''': 'It must mean something. You don't dream about someone you don't feel something for.'

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[[caption-width-right:350:"Oh Listy." "Oh Rimsy."]]


** The subtext pretty much became canon by the end of the show.


*** Even looked at in a non-slashy way, there's some interesting psychological stuff going on there. Both are so terrified of being alone that they choose to keep someone else in constant close proximity even when that someone drives them up the wall.


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*** There's basically no other possible way you can interpret this.

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*** Even looked at in a non-slashy way, there's some interesting psychological stuff going on there. Both are so terrified of being alone that they choose to keep someone else in constant close proximity even when that someone drives them up the wall.

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*** A comment from Kryten in Back to Earth suggests that everything imagined - hallucinations, dreams, or otherwise - continues on as an alternate universe somewhere. It's used to imply that we ourselves are an alternate universe alongside Red Dwarf, but considering the Lister/Rimmer dream that Lister has ...


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** Rimmer himself insinuates this is going on between Lister and Ace, despite knowing that Ace is still him, just from an alternate universe (that turns out to not have changed quite as dramatically as Rimmer thought).


** The whole of "Blue" is one big ho yay-athon between these two, with Lister sulking for the whole episode because he misses Rimmer. At one point, Lister has a dream of himself making out with Rimmer.

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** The whole of "Blue" is one big ho yay-athon between these two, with Lister sulking for the whole episode because he misses Rimmer. At Rimmer and at one point, Lister has point having a dream of himself about making out with Rimmer.Rimmer. It's also notable that this comes just one episode after he defensively told Kochanski that he's not gay, not even a little bit.

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** Lister apparently got a tattoo declaring his love for Petersen whilst drunk.

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