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* ''Series/NorthernExposure'':
** ''Fanfic/FiveSecretsMauriceIsHiding'' shows the secrets Maurice will not say like letting Nikolai win a game or that he occasionally likes something that Chris plays on the radio.


* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/922859 Five Things The Baker Taught Anastasia, and One Thing They Learnt Together]]'' is a fanfic about how Anastasia's relationship with the Baker affects her recovery over her abusive childhood.

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* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Cinderella}}'': ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/922859 Five Things The Baker Taught Anastasia, and One Thing They Learnt Together]]'' is a fanfic about how Anastasia's relationship with the Baker affects her recovery over her abusive childhood.


The title usually follows the pattern of "Five times (event happens) and one time (event either doesn't happen or variation on event happens)" in an example of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. This trope occurs most often in romantic fics, where common titles include "Five times [x] kissed [x] and one time [x] kissed back" or "Five times [x] said 'I love you' and one time he didn't need to."

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The title usually follows the pattern of "Five times (event happens) and one time (event either doesn't happen or variation on event happens)" in an example of ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. This trope occurs most often in romantic fics, where common titles include "Five times [x] kissed [x] [y] and one time [x] [y] kissed back" or "Five times [x] said 'I love you' and one time he didn't need to."

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* ''Series/DoctorWho''
** "[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/522393/chapters/923589 Five Times Jack Died For Love Of Ace, And One Time He Didn't]]" by [=JohnAmendAll=], playing on Ace's CartwrightCurse, and the one character that's not a problem for.
* ''Series/BlakesSeven'':
** "[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/19856467 Painted Smiles]]" by thisbluespirit has the synopsis "Five times Servelan smiled and someone died".
* ''Series/TheShadowOfTheTower''
** "[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/16966815 i love the rose both red and white]]" by thisbluespirit is a series of canon divergence [=AUs=] with the synopsis "Five other ways it might have gone for Elizabeth of York and Henry Tudor."


* ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/7880923/chapters/18000238 If My Feelings had Wings, the Only Thing I'd Want Would Be for Them To Reach You]]'' is an ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' fic where Homura meets Jyuushimatsu's identical brothers five times and then reunites with Jyuushimatsu the sixth time.

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* ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/7880923/chapters/18000238 If My Feelings had Wings, the Only Thing I'd Want Would Be for Them To Reach You]]'' is an ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' fic where Homura [[IdenticalTwinMistake accidentally meets Jyuushimatsu's identical brothers brothers]] five times and then reunites with Jyuushimatsu the sixth time.

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* ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/7880923/chapters/18000238 If My Feelings had Wings, the Only Thing I'd Want Would Be for Them To Reach You]]'' is an ''Anime/OsomatsuSan'' fic where Homura meets Jyuushimatsu's identical brothers five times and then reunites with Jyuushimatsu the sixth time.

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** ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/12134205/chapters/27524823 Bargains]]'' by Zaniida was originally titled with an inverted version: ''One Bargain Harold Could Not Agree to (and Five He Could)''. It showcases variations on the deal that Harold made with the mob boss Elias to save John's life. (The original deal in canon was played up like the sacrifice would be dramatic, but it turned out that Elias merely wanted [[spoiler:a chess partner]]... which he used as a chance to regularly [[spoiler:exchange information with Harold]].)

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* ''Series/TheManFromUNCLE'':
** [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/7734208 "Tripping Balls; or, Five incapacitants THRUSH considered using (and the one they went with)"]]: In alternate-reality versions of the same scene, Napoleon encounters a series of {{Fantastic Drug}}s including KnockoutGas, a LovePotion, and a TruthSerum. The sixth one is [[spoiler:a placebo]].

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* ''Disney/{{Cinderella}}'': ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/922859 Five Things The Baker Taught Anastasia, and One Thing They Learnt Together]]'' is a fanfic about how Anastasia's relationship with the Baker affects her recovery over her abusive childhood.
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* ''Franchise/MyHeroAcademia'':
** ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/13063044/chapters/29880132 Dry Eye And Other Things That Burn]]'' by hakuraimaru follows "4+1" format: "Four times Aizawa helps his kids, and one time they get him back"
** ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/11701374 Sing Sing (Lovin' You)]]'' by [=ModernArt2012=] is about five times Hizashi sang about his feelings for Shouta, while "+1" bit has Shouta sing for Hizashi about his own feelings.
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* ''VideoGame/{{Dishonored}}'':
** ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/4254063/chapters/9627486 (Don't) Blink]]'' by puppyblue is a set of snippets about Corvo accidentally Blinking somewhere he didnít intend to. Five times he finds himself in unwanted situations, and one time he gets a lucky peaceful moment in a pleasant company.
** ''[[https://archiveofourown.org/works/3566528 oh quiet down, Iíve had enough]]'' by taywen is about five times various people tried to hit on an asexual Daud, and one time someone asked instead of making assumptions. The fic changes the format a little: the "+1" bit is placed between fourth and fifth regular bits.


* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9194793/1/5-Times 5 Times]]'' is a ''Peanuts'' fic about fivr times that Lucy said "I love you" to Charlie Brown. The fifth time, Charlie said it before her.

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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9194793/1/5-Times 5 Times]]'' is a ''Peanuts'' fic about fivr five times that Lucy said "I love you" to Charlie Brown. The fifth time, Charlie said it before her.








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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3440708/1/Kiss Kiss]]'' is a Aerith/Tifa fanfic of this sort. It involves six kisses between them, with the sixth being when Aerith kisses back.

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3440708/1/Kiss Kiss]]'' net/s/9194793/1/5-Times 5 Times]]'' is a Aerith/Tifa fanfic of this sort. It involves six kisses between them, with the sixth being when Aerith kisses back.
''Peanuts'' fic about fivr times that Lucy said "I love you" to Charlie Brown. The fifth time, Charlie said it before her.



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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12967904/1/Five-Times-America-Forgot-His-Own-Strength Five Times America Forgot His Own Strength]]'' by Dear Inconspicuous details five times America accidentally used his superstrength along with one time he remembered he had it (and used it intentionally). Unlike some of these fics, this one has an interwoven plotline where Germany witnesses each accident and attempts to learn why and how America is superhumanly strong.

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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12967904/1/Five-Times-America-Forgot-His-Own-Strength Five Times America Forgot His Own Strength]]'' by Dear Inconspicuous details five times America accidentally used his superstrength along net/s/3440708/1/Kiss Kiss]]'' is a Aerith/Tifa fanfic of this sort. It involves six kisses between them, with one time he remembered he had it (and used it intentionally). Unlike some of these fics, this one has an interwoven plotline where Germany witnesses each accident and attempts to learn why and how America is superhumanly strong.
the sixth being when Aerith kisses back.



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* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/12967904/1/Five-Times-America-Forgot-His-Own-Strength Five Times America Forgot His Own Strength]]'' by Dear Inconspicuous details five times America accidentally used his superstrength along with one time he remembered he had it (and used it intentionally). Unlike some of these fics, this one has an interwoven plotline where Germany witnesses each accident and attempts to learn why and how America is superhumanly strong.
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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3440708/1/Kiss Kiss]]'' is a Aerith/Tifa fanfic of this sort. It involves six kisses between them, with the sixth being when Aerith kisses back.

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* ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/3440708/1/Kiss Kiss]]'' is a Aerith/Tifa fanfic of this sort. It involves six kisses between them, with the sixth being when Aerith kisses back.

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6213131/1/Five-Times-and-First Five Times And First]]'' is an Arnold/Helga fic about how four times they held hands and the fifth they kissed

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* ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6213131/1/Five-Times-and-First Five Times And First]]'' is an Arnold/Helga fic about how four times they held hands and the fifth they kissed kissed



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6122375/1/Five-Times-Aang-Didn-t-Propose Five Times Aang Didn't Propose]]'' is an Aang/Katara fic revolving around Aang repeatedly trying to propose to Katara.

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/6122375/1/Five-Times-Aang-Didn-t-Propose Five Times Aang Didn't Propose]]'' is an Aang/Katara fic revolving around Aang repeatedly trying to propose to Katara.Katara.
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** [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/181418 "Lives And Deaths of Archie Kennedy (Five Things That Never Happened)"]]: Five divergences of Archie's path, moving backwards from point of death in the series. Rather dark divergences.



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* ''Series/HoratioHornblower'':
** [[https://archiveofourown.org/works/329362 "Five Times Somebody Noticed Horatio and Archie Were a Couple (And One Time Nobody Did)"]]: Fairly self-explanatory title. This one is a shipping fic with slash pairing Hornblower/Kennedy.
** [[https://wig-powder.livejournal.com/15294.html "Five Times Horatio Looked After Archie (And One Time Archie Returned the Favor)"]]: CaretakerReversal fic.
** [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/2344073/1/Five-things-that-never-happened-to-Archie-Kennedy "Five things that never happened to Archie Kennedy"]]: 5 alternate reality and/or fanon discontinuity fics. The "plus one" fic is missing. Some stories are dark and have a downer ending, while some end on a good and hopeful note.

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