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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' drops several hints that [=GLaDOS=]'s fixation on Chell goes beyond the usual KillAllHumans motivation, with lines such as "Despite your violent behavior, the only thing you've managed to break so far... is my heart." It could be unintentional... but then ''VideoGame/Portal2'' ramps it up further, giving [=GLaDOS=] every PsychoLesbian trope in the book, and she frequently tries to guilt trip Chell using language common to abusive partners. This culminates in "Want You Gone", a BreakupSong in everything but name. ''The Final Hours of Portal 2'' reveals that a cut plotline had [=GLaDOS=] growing increasingly jealous as the player collected personality cores, culminating in them entering a room to be greeted with the sight of a cold roast dinner, at which point [=GLaDOS=] would berate them for missing dinner because they were busy cheating on her with a personality core. In "You Wouldn't Know", the credits song of ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'', [=GLaDOS=] tries to make Chell jealous, shows resentment over her keeping away, and reminisces over "how much we had".

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* ''VideoGame/{{Portal}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Portal|1}}'' drops several hints that [=GLaDOS=]'s fixation on Chell goes beyond the usual KillAllHumans motivation, with lines such as "Despite your violent behavior, the only thing you've managed to break so far... is my heart." It could be unintentional... but then ''VideoGame/Portal2'' ramps it up further, giving [=GLaDOS=] every PsychoLesbian trope in the book, and she frequently tries to guilt trip Chell using language common to abusive partners. This culminates in "Want You Gone", a BreakupSong in everything but name. ''The Final Hours of Portal 2'' reveals that a cut plotline had [=GLaDOS=] growing increasingly jealous as the player collected personality cores, culminating in them entering a room to be greeted with the sight of a cold roast dinner, at which point [=GLaDOS=] would berate them for missing dinner because they were busy cheating on her with a personality core. In "You Wouldn't Know", the credits song of ''VideoGame/LegoDimensions'', [=GLaDOS=] tries to make Chell jealous, shows resentment over her keeping away, and reminisces over "how much we had".

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* ''Literature/CaptivePrince'': Even when they still hate each other, Damen is put off by how attracted he is to Laurent.


* ''Manga/BungoStrayDogs'': The original Dark Era Light Novel had some {{Subtext}} between Oda and Gide. For example, [[https://nkhrchy.tumblr.com/post/147367058492/bsd-novel-dazai-osamu-and-the-dark-era-chapter when they first meet, Oda describes Gide as handsome]], [[https://nkhrchy.tumblr.com/post/147443082840/bsd-novel-dazai-osamu-and-the-dark-era-chapter Dazai proposes their wedding]], and the final duel is held at an old-fashioned ball room, and terminology like 'twirling half a turn' are used. On top of that, their Abilities work in such a way that they're completely synchronised. When the two [[MexicanStandoff come at a standstill]] (by ''holding hands'', if not in the conventional way), it's [[https://nkhrchy.tumblr.com/post/148247598657/bsd-novel-dazai-osamu-and-the-dark-era-chapter described]] as 'miraculous'. The anime [[AdaptedOut doesn't include most of it]], but interestingly leaves most of the subtext at the end in it. (as in that the fight is animated like a dance) [[spoiler: And since the duel ends with them both dying, it can be seen as TogetherInDeath.]]

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* ''Manga/BungoStrayDogs'': The original Dark Era Light Novel had some {{Subtext}} between Oda and Gide. For example, [[https://nkhrchy.tumblr.com/post/147367058492/bsd-novel-dazai-osamu-and-the-dark-era-chapter when they first meet, Oda describes Gide as handsome]], [[https://nkhrchy.tumblr.com/post/147443082840/bsd-novel-dazai-osamu-and-the-dark-era-chapter Dazai proposes their wedding]], and the final duel is held at an old-fashioned ball room, and terminology like 'twirling half a turn' are used. On top of that, their Abilities work in such a way that they're completely synchronised. When the two [[MexicanStandoff come at a standstill]] (by ''holding hands'', if not in the conventional way), it's [[https://nkhrchy.tumblr.com/post/148247598657/bsd-novel-dazai-osamu-and-the-dark-era-chapter described]] as 'miraculous'. The anime [[AdaptedOut doesn't include most of it]], but interestingly leaves most of the subtext at the end in it. (as in that the fight is animated like a dance) [[spoiler: And since the duel ends with them both dying, it can be seen as TogetherInDeath.]]TogetherInDeath]].


* ''Manga/BungoStrayDogs'': The original Dark Era Light Novel had some {{Subtext}} between Oda and Gide. For example, [[https://nkhrchy.tumblr.com/post/147367058492/bsd-novel-dazai-osamu-and-the-dark-era-chapter when they first meet, Oda describes Gide as handsome]], [[https://nkhrchy.tumblr.com/post/147443082840/bsd-novel-dazai-osamu-and-the-dark-era-chapter Dazai proposes their wedding]], and the final duel is held at an old-fashoned ball room, and terminology like 'twirling half a turn' are used. On top of that, their Abilities work in such a way that they're completely synchronised. When the two come at a standstill (by ''holding hands'', if not in the conventional way), it's [[https://nkhrchy.tumblr.com/post/148247598657/bsd-novel-dazai-osamu-and-the-dark-era-chapter described]] as 'miraculous'. The anime [[AdaptedOut doesn't include most of it]], but interestingly leaves most of the subtext at the end in it. (as in that the fight is animated like a dance)

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* ''Manga/BungoStrayDogs'': The original Dark Era Light Novel had some {{Subtext}} between Oda and Gide. For example, [[https://nkhrchy.tumblr.com/post/147367058492/bsd-novel-dazai-osamu-and-the-dark-era-chapter when they first meet, Oda describes Gide as handsome]], [[https://nkhrchy.tumblr.com/post/147443082840/bsd-novel-dazai-osamu-and-the-dark-era-chapter Dazai proposes their wedding]], and the final duel is held at an old-fashoned old-fashioned ball room, and terminology like 'twirling half a turn' are used. On top of that, their Abilities work in such a way that they're completely synchronised. When the two [[MexicanStandoff come at a standstill standstill]] (by ''holding hands'', if not in the conventional way), it's [[https://nkhrchy.tumblr.com/post/148247598657/bsd-novel-dazai-osamu-and-the-dark-era-chapter described]] as 'miraculous'. The anime [[AdaptedOut doesn't include most of it]], but interestingly leaves most of the subtext at the end in it. (as in that the fight is animated like a dance)dance) [[spoiler: And since the duel ends with them both dying, it can be seen as TogetherInDeath.]]


* In one episode of ''Anime/SonicX'', during a fighting tournament, Rouge fights Tails and beats him... by ''kissing him''. A few episodes earlier, she essentially flirts with Knuckles. The latter relationship is ''canon'' ( at least in the anime ).

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* In one episode of ''Anime/SonicX'', during a fighting tournament, Rouge fights Tails and beats him... by ''kissing him''. A few episodes earlier, she essentially flirts with Knuckles. The latter relationship is ''canon'' ( at least in the anime ).



* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'': [[HotBlooded Knuckles]] and [[ClassyCatBurglar Rouge]], particularly in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''. The two spend the better part of the game at each other's throats, mainly because they both want to restore the Master Emerald after it as broken earlier, albeit for different reasons, noble and selfish respectively. However, in their final confrontation when Rouge was in trouble, Knuckles saved her and the two [[HeldGaze gazed in each other's eyes while holding hands]] for a good few seconds before Rouge pulled away in disgust. Knuckles calls her out on her ungrateful attitude, but then Rouge teases that he just wanted to hold her hand. Rouge decides to just give up her pieces and leaves it at that, Knuckles apologizes if he hurt her in their previous fight and Rouge gives a small smile in his direction before departing. ''Anime/SonicX'' all but states they're a couple.

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* ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'': [[HotBlooded Knuckles]] and [[ClassyCatBurglar Rouge]], particularly in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''. The two spend the better part of the game at each other's throats, mainly because they both want to restore the Master Emerald after it as broken earlier, albeit for different reasons, noble and selfish respectively. However, in their final confrontation when Rouge was in trouble, Knuckles saved her and the two [[HeldGaze gazed in each other's eyes while holding hands]] for a good few seconds before Rouge pulled away in disgust. Knuckles calls her out on her ungrateful attitude, but then Rouge teases that he just wanted to hold her hand. Rouge decides to just give up her pieces and leaves it at that, Knuckles apologizes if he hurt her in their previous fight and Rouge gives a small smile in his direction before departing. ''Anime/SonicX'' all but states they're a couple.

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* ''Only One Enemy'' (Единственный враг)by Canzler Gi starts as a story about a man seeking his WorthyOpponent, then slowly escalates and ends on "Dying into the void of unreguited love, I'm waiting for you, my only enemy".


* ''Manga/BusouRenkin'': Papillon's obsession with Kazuki. Magnified by how there's already a lot of subtext around Papillon with his flamboyant outfit including speedos and a distinctive butterfly mask.

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* ''Manga/BusouRenkin'': ''Manga/BungoStrayDogs'': The original Dark Era Light Novel had some {{Subtext}} between Oda and Gide. For example, [[https://nkhrchy.tumblr.com/post/147367058492/bsd-novel-dazai-osamu-and-the-dark-era-chapter when they first meet, Oda describes Gide as handsome]], [[https://nkhrchy.tumblr.com/post/147443082840/bsd-novel-dazai-osamu-and-the-dark-era-chapter Dazai proposes their wedding]], and the final duel is held at an old-fashoned ball room, and terminology like 'twirling half a turn' are used. On top of that, their Abilities work in such a way that they're completely synchronised. When the two come at a standstill (by ''holding hands'', if not in the conventional way), it's [[https://nkhrchy.tumblr.com/post/148247598657/bsd-novel-dazai-osamu-and-the-dark-era-chapter described]] as 'miraculous'. The anime [[AdaptedOut doesn't include most of it]], but interestingly leaves most of the subtext at the end in it. (as in that the fight is animated like a dance)
*''Manga/BusouRenkin'':
Papillon's obsession with Kazuki. Magnified by how there's already a lot of subtext around Papillon with his flamboyant outfit including speedos and a distinctive butterfly mask.


* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': [[HotBlooded Knuckles]] and [[ClassyCatBurglar Rouge]], particularly in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''. The two spend the better part of the game at each other's throats, mainly because they both want to restore the Master Emerald after it as broken earlier, albeit for different reasons, noble and selfish respectively. However, in their final confrontation when Rouge was in trouble, Knuckles saved her and the two [[HeldGaze gazed in each other's eyes while holding hands]] for a good few seconds before Rouge pulled away in disgust. Knuckles calls her out on her ungrateful attitude, but then Rouge teases that he just wanted to hold her hand. Rouge decides to just give up her pieces and leaves it at that, Knuckles apologizes if he hurt her in their previous fight and Rouge gives a small smile in his direction before departing. ''Anime/SonicX'' all but states they're a couple.

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* ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'': ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'': [[HotBlooded Knuckles]] and [[ClassyCatBurglar Rouge]], particularly in ''VideoGame/SonicAdventure2''. The two spend the better part of the game at each other's throats, mainly because they both want to restore the Master Emerald after it as broken earlier, albeit for different reasons, noble and selfish respectively. However, in their final confrontation when Rouge was in trouble, Knuckles saved her and the two [[HeldGaze gazed in each other's eyes while holding hands]] for a good few seconds before Rouge pulled away in disgust. Knuckles calls her out on her ungrateful attitude, but then Rouge teases that he just wanted to hold her hand. Rouge decides to just give up her pieces and leaves it at that, Knuckles apologizes if he hurt her in their previous fight and Rouge gives a small smile in his direction before departing. ''Anime/SonicX'' all but states they're a couple.


* ''Black Widow'' (1987). There's overt LesYay between the BlackWidow and the female federal agent who's investigating her, from their first face-to-face encounter during a [[IndirectKiss resuscitation exercise]].

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* ''Black Widow'' (1987). There's overt LesYay [[HoYay Les Yay]] between the BlackWidow and the female federal agent who's investigating her, from their first face-to-face encounter during a [[IndirectKiss resuscitation exercise]].



* Numbuh Five and her former candy hunting partner Heinrich Von Marzipan in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Many of their interactions come off like ones between ex-romantic partners, not to mention their habit of calling one another by special nicknames (Liebchen and Heiny, respectively).[[spoiler: Not to mention their making up after Numbuh Five managed to free [[LesYay Henrietta]] from being cursed to be a boy.]]

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* Numbuh Five and her former candy hunting partner Heinrich Von Marzipan in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Many of their interactions come off like ones between ex-romantic partners, not to mention their habit of calling one another by special nicknames (Liebchen and Heiny, respectively).[[spoiler: Not to mention their making up after Numbuh Five managed to free [[LesYay [[HoYay Henrietta]] from being cursed to be a boy.]]


* Music/TheMegas, a ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' fan band, have the song "Blue Like You" about Flash Man feeling this for Mega Man.

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* Music/TheMegas, a ''VideoGame/MegaMan'' ''VideoGame/MegaManClassic'' fan band, have the song "Blue Like You" about Flash Man feeling this for Mega Man.



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* In ''Film/{{America 3000}}'', the women of Frisco and Kansos in Colorado have an entire mythology built up around hating the men and wanting to exterminate them, and the free men Korvis leads in his compound at Camp Reagan have generally adopted a similarly hostile attitude toward the women. So why does the young Vena smirk and [[FemaleGaze take a good long look]] when her mother cuts off young Korvis' loincloth near the beginning? Why, when Korvis and his men later raid Frisco, does he get distracted and [[MaleGaze linger over]] the [[SleepCute sleeping form]] of the newly-crowned Tiara Vena in her shelter? Because of perfectly natural desires, and because [[DatingCatwoman they're going to get it together]] with each other later, that's why.

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* In ''Film/{{America 3000}}'', ''Film/America3000'', the women of Frisco and Kansos in Colorado have an entire mythology built up around hating the men and wanting to exterminate them, and the free men Korvis leads in his compound at Camp Reagan have generally adopted a similarly hostile attitude toward the women. So why does the young Vena smirk and [[FemaleGaze take a good long look]] when her mother cuts off young Korvis' loincloth near the beginning? Why, when Korvis and his men later raid Frisco, does he get distracted and [[MaleGaze linger over]] the [[SleepCute sleeping form]] of the newly-crowned Tiara Vena in her shelter? Because of perfectly natural desires, and because [[DatingCatwoman they're going to get it together]] with each other later, that's why.



-->'''[[spoiler:Alec]]:''' James and I used to share everything... ''absolutely everything''.

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-->'''[[spoiler:Alec]]:''' --->'''[[spoiler:Alec]]:''' James and I used to share everything... ''absolutely everything''.



-->I get a little bit Genghis Khan
-->Don't want you to get it on
-->With nobody else but me

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* ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' between, of all people, Tidehunter and Kunkka. They are established in their backstories as hating each other - Tidehunter's hatred for Kunkka is never explained though, but out of that hatred he sunk his beloved ship. Those are some of the responses they have to each other:

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* ''VideoGame/{{Dota 2}}'' ''VideoGame/Dota2'' between, of all people, Tidehunter and Kunkka. They are established in their backstories as hating each other - Tidehunter's hatred for Kunkka is never explained though, but out of that hatred he sunk his beloved ship. Those are some of the responses they have to each other:



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* Tom and Tord from ''WebAnimation/EddsWorld'' are believed to have this by quite a few people.
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* ''WebOriginal/KingDragonCanon'': One of King Dragon's minions tries and fails to hide his crush on an unnamed hero. (Likely Dennis, the PlayerCharacter)
* Tom and Tord from WebAnimation/EddsWorld are believed to have this by quite a few people.
* WebVideo/HeroHouse implies this between Batman and Bane, if Red Hood is to be believed.
* ''WebOriginal/TruthInJournalism'' hints a bit at the FoeYay between [[spoiler:ComicBook/SpiderMan and ComicBook/{{Venom}}]]. Nothing explicit is said, but the StalkerShrine Eddie has in his room and the way he gets all flustered when his enemy is brought up couldn’t be more suggestive if they tried.

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* ''WebOriginal/KingDragonCanon'': ''WebVideo/TheKingDragonCanon'': One of King Dragon's minions tries and fails to hide his crush on an unnamed hero. (Likely Dennis, the PlayerCharacter)
* Tom and Tord from WebAnimation/EddsWorld are believed to have this by quite a few people.
* WebVideo/HeroHouse
''WebVideo/HeroHouse'' implies this between Batman and Bane, if Red Hood is to be believed.
* ''WebOriginal/TruthInJournalism'' ''WebVideo/TruthInJournalism'' hints a bit at the FoeYay between [[spoiler:ComicBook/SpiderMan and ComicBook/{{Venom}}]]. Nothing explicit is said, but the StalkerShrine Eddie has in his room and the way he gets all flustered when his enemy is brought up couldn’t be more suggestive if they tried.











* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Londo and G'Kar start off as fierce rivals, with Londo revealing in the first regular episode ("Midnight on the Firing Line") that he'd had a prophetic dream about his death, where the two of them would choke each other to death some twenty years in the future[[note]]As later revealed, a ProphecyTwist was involved[[/note]]. As the series progressed, the rivalry waxed and waned (with others often commenting about the two ambassadors' unique relationship), with the two settling into a sort of bickering FriendlyRivalry[=/=]VitriolicBestBuds situation by the end of season four, with the two would often arguing LikeAnOldMarriedCouple.
-->'''Mack''': [[LampshadeHanging So, how long have those two been married]]?
* In the later seasons of ''Series/BlakesSeven'', there is overt innuendo of sexual attraction between the Seven's new leader Avon and BigBad Servalan. In particular, at the end of the episode "Death-Watch", Avon plants a partially-sincere, partially-TakeThatKiss on her, and she '''doesn't kill him'''. For Servalan, that's the equivalent of most women ripping their clothes off and leaping on him.



** The Doctor sobbing over the Master's body in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the Time Lords"]] and pleadingly telling him "You could be beautiful" in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]]. And don't even ''start'' on ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'' (although the Master isn't a foe any more)... There's also that phone call in "The Sound of Drums" where the Doctor says all they have is each other. Then the Master asks if he's asking him on a date. The Doctor responds by offering to fight across the cosmos.
** While observing from afar, Missy in the eighth season of the Revival Series refers to the Doctor as her "boyfriend." When they finally meet, she starts things off by snogging him in a near-tackle, [[CelibateHero much to his confusion and horror. Although later, he voluntarily kisses her]]. [[spoiler:Oh, and she's a [[GenderBender female incarnation]] of the Master]].

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** The Doctor sobbing over the Master's body in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the Time Lords"]] and pleadingly telling him "You could be beautiful" in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS30E17E18TheEndOfTime "The End of Time"]]. And don't even ''start'' on ''WebAnimation/ScreamOfTheShalka'' (although the Master isn't a foe any more)... There's also that phone call in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums "The Sound of Drums" Drums"]] where the Doctor says all they have is each other. Then the Master asks if he's asking him on a date. The Doctor responds by offering to fight across the cosmos.
** While observing from afar, Missy in the eighth season of the Revival Series refers to the Doctor as her "boyfriend." "boyfriend". When they finally meet, she starts things off by snogging him in a near-tackle, [[CelibateHero much to his confusion and horror. horror]]. Although later, he voluntarily kisses her]]. her. [[spoiler:Oh, and she's a [[GenderBender female incarnation]] of the Master]].Master.]]
* Spoofed in ''Series/DrTerriblesHouseOfHorrible'' where the YellowPeril DiabolicalMastermind and the GentlemanAdventurer GuileHero are noted in the commentary track to have played it "[[OldFlame like they used to be lovers]]", although it wasn't in the original script and mostly conveyed through the acting. Mark Gatiss explained in the commentary that the relationship between hero and villain is inherently a romantic one, as heroes need villains in order to express their glory and villains need heroes in order to have someone to defeat.



* In ''Series/{{Intelligence|2014}}'' Mei Chen, a rogue Chinese Intelligence operative into whom Dr. Cassidy implanted a chip under duress, gets very flirty when she encounters Gabriel, likewise a chipped operative. Among other things she compares him to [[Literature/BookOfGenesis Adam (to her Eve)]]. He is ''not'' interested, though he does fake it at one point to lure her in so the team can remotely delete some classified data from her chip.



-->'''Lois:''' What is it with you and physical violence?\\

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* In ''Series/{{Intelligence|2014}}'' Mei Chen, a rogue Chinese Intelligence operative into whom Dr. Cassidy implanted a chip under duress, gets very flirty when she encounters Gabriel, likewise a chipped operative. Among other things she compares him to [[Literature/BookOfGenesis Adam (to her Eve)]]. He is ''not'' interested, though he does fake it at one point to lure her in so the team can remotely delete some classified data from her chip.
* Spoofed in ''Series/DrTerriblesHouseOfHorrible'' where the YellowPeril DiabolicalMastermind and the GentlemanAdventurer GuileHero are noted in the commentary track to have played it "[[OldFlame like they used to be lovers]]", although it wasn't in the original script and mostly conveyed through the acting. Mark Gatiss explained in the commentary that the relationship between hero and villain is inherently a romantic one, as heroes need villains in order to express their glory and villains need heroes in order to have someone to defeat.
* ''Series/BabylonFive'': Londo and G'Kar start off as fierce rivals, with Londo revealing in the first regular episode ("Midnight on the Firing Line") that he'd had a prophetic dream about his death, where the two of them would choke each other to death some twenty years in the future[[note]]As later revealed, a ProphecyTwist was involved[[/note]]. As the series progressed, the rivalry waxed and waned (with others often commenting about the two ambassadors' unique relationship), with the two settling into a sort of bickering FriendlyRivalry[=/=]VitriolicBestBuds situation by the end of season four, with the two would often arguing LikeAnOldMarriedCouple.
-->'''Mack''': [[LampshadeHanging So, how long have those two been married]]?
* In the later seasons of ''Series/BlakesSeven'', there is overt innuendo of sexual attraction between the Seven's new leader Avon and BigBad Servalan. In particular, at the end of the episode "Death-Watch", Avon plants a partially-sincere, partially-TakeThatKiss on her, and she '''doesn't kill him'''. For Servalan, that's the equivalent of most women ripping their clothes off and leaping on him.



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* ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'': Beck/Paige. Paige is a Type IV AntiVillain (not evil, but fighting for the wrong side, [[spoiler:Tessler killed her friends, framed the Isos for it, and [[MagnificentBastard made it look like he saved her life]] so he could have her as a [[TheDragon dragon]]]]). Beck? Well, he's trying to start a revolt to overthrow her boss.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** Perry the Platypus and Dr. Doofenshmirtz are at the very least the epitome of the FriendlyEnemy, treating their adversity as a job more than any actual effort to harm one another. Doofenshmirtz owns a pair of boxers with Agent P's face on them. In another episode Doofenshmirtz is shown ordering home nemesis dolls (resembling blow up dolls) and receiving "yet another platypus". Then there's the episode "It's About Time", where Doofenshmirtz acquires a new nemesis, which is [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything presented as]] him having an affair, culminating with them on a relationship talk show together. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOfM7WB1ya4 "Yeah, I've got a nemesis..."]]
** It's heavily implied that this is the standard relationship for ''all'' nemeses. The aforementioned agent that was thwarting Doofenshmirtz without Perry's knowledge was Peter the Panda, and lo and behold, he too has a nemesis, called Dr. Mystery, who becomes jealous of Doofenshmirtz and proceeds to kidnap and attempt to kill him. Doofenshmirtz learns more of their relationship while in captivity, and finds out, much to his horror, that Mystery doesn't tell Peter his plans or his back stories (a staple of all Perry/Doofenshmirtz confrontations). [[PoorCommunicationKills This is quickly presented as a communication problem]], and Doofenshmirtz finds himself giving Mystery ''relationship advice'', all culminating in Peter appearing to thwart Mystery and save Doofenshmirtz with Perry in tow, the former of whom reacts in ''delight'' and [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything begins asking what Doofenshmirtz gave Peter that he couldn't]] in between getting punched in the face.
* ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'' sets up a lot of StarCrossedLovers tropes with Piper and Master Cyclonis, especially in the episode "Best Friends", where they get very close very quickly before Cyclonis' sudden but inevitable betrayal. Then when Piper starts tapping into her DarkMagicalGirl side, Cyclonis starts showing up in her ''dreams''.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'': Beck/Paige. Paige In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' "The Ex", Gumball's ArchEnemy Rob deciding to be Banana Joe's nemesis instead is a Type IV AntiVillain (not evil, but fighting for the wrong side, [[spoiler:Tessler killed her friends, framed the Isos for it, and [[MagnificentBastard made it look treated like he saved a breakup. Gumball takes it badly and tries to win back Rob's enmity. Gumball even tries ''dressing up like a banana'' and pleading that "[he] can change!" Gumball's girlfriend Penny finds the whole situation ridiculous.
* Numbuh Five and
her life]] so he could have her as a [[TheDragon dragon]]]]). Beck? Well, he's trying to start a revolt to overthrow her boss.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** Perry the Platypus and Dr. Doofenshmirtz are at the very least the epitome
former candy hunting partner Heinrich Von Marzipan in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Many of the FriendlyEnemy, treating their adversity as a job more than any actual effort interactions come off like ones between ex-romantic partners, not to harm mention their habit of calling one another. Doofenshmirtz owns a pair of boxers with Agent P's face on them. In another episode Doofenshmirtz is shown ordering home nemesis dolls (resembling blow up dolls) by special nicknames (Liebchen and receiving "yet another platypus". Then there's the episode "It's About Time", where Doofenshmirtz acquires Heiny, respectively).[[spoiler: Not to mention their making up after Numbuh Five managed to free [[LesYay Henrietta]] from being cursed to be a new nemesis, which is boy.]]
-->'''Numbuh Five:''' Heinrich, what happened to you? [[OneWingedAngel You've become a monster!]]\\
'''Heinrich:''' Ooh,
[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything presented as]] him having an affair, culminating with them on a relationship talk show together. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOfM7WB1ya4 "Yeah, I've got a nemesis..."]]
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you noticed.]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Grossology}}'', we have Abby and Chester/Kid Rot. There are hints in the latter's debut episode
that this is the standard relationship he and Abby have a thing for ''all'' nemeses. The aforementioned agent that was thwarting Doofenshmirtz without Perry's knowledge was Peter the Panda, and lo and behold, he too has a nemesis, called Dr. Mystery, who each other. It only becomes jealous of Doofenshmirtz and proceeds to kidnap and attempt to kill him. Doofenshmirtz learns more of their relationship while in captivity, and finds out, much to his horror, that Mystery doesn't tell Peter his plans or his back stories (a staple of all Perry/Doofenshmirtz confrontations). [[PoorCommunicationKills This is quickly presented as a communication problem]], and Doofenshmirtz finds himself giving Mystery ''relationship advice'', all culminating in Peter appearing to thwart Mystery and save Doofenshmirtz with Perry in tow, the former of whom reacts in ''delight'' and [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything begins asking what Doofenshmirtz gave Peter that he couldn't]] in between getting punched in the face.
* ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'' sets up a lot of StarCrossedLovers tropes with Piper and Master Cyclonis, especially in the episode "Best Friends", where they get very close very quickly before Cyclonis' sudden but inevitable betrayal. Then
obvious when Piper Chester becomes Kid Rot permanently, which is when he starts tapping into obsessing over her. Abby, meanwhile, still likes Chester, but it's shown that she prefers him to Kid Rot, making the whole “foe yay” thing on her DarkMagicalGirl side, Cyclonis starts showing up in her ''dreams''.side a bit ambiguous.



* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' sets up [[spoiler:Jasper and Lapis Lazuli]] as [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a metaphor]] for an abusive relationship, with the former coercing the latter into {{fus|ionDance}}ing ("Come on. ''Just say yes.''"), then the latter trapping the both of them [[spoiler:at the bottom of the ocean]], literally holding each other down and both twisted into something much worse.
** It gets even more blatant every time we see anything to do with [[spoiler: Malachite and what's going on in her "head".]] "Chille Tid" shows her mindscape and [[spoiler: in it Lapis has physically chained Jasper up, using herself as the anchor.]] "Super Watermelon Island" [[spoiler: shows Jasper expressing admiration for Lapis' endurance and Malachite later exulting about the power of fusion.]] By "Alone At Sea", it can barely even be called subtext: [[spoiler: Lapis admits to ''missing'' Jasper, and Jasper returns and forcibly manhandles Lapis, admits she's been stalking Lapis, accuses her of being a monster, and then gets down on her knees with her hand locked around Lapis' and ''begs'' her to become Malachite with her again, insisting that she's changed and she can take whatever Lapis cares to dish out to her in return for having their toxic dynamic back. InLoveWithYourCarnage indeed...]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' sets up [[spoiler:Jasper ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'':
** Perry the Platypus
and Lapis Lazuli]] Dr. Doofenshmirtz are at the very least the epitome of the FriendlyEnemy, treating their adversity as a job more than any actual effort to harm one another. Doofenshmirtz owns a pair of boxers with Agent P's face on them. In another episode Doofenshmirtz is shown ordering home nemesis dolls (resembling blow up dolls) and receiving "yet another platypus". Then there's the episode "It's About Time", where Doofenshmirtz acquires a new nemesis, which is [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything a metaphor]] for presented as]] him having an abusive relationship, affair, culminating with them on a relationship talk show together. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOfM7WB1ya4 "Yeah, I've got a nemesis..."]]
** It's heavily implied that this is the standard relationship for ''all'' nemeses. The aforementioned agent that was thwarting Doofenshmirtz without Perry's knowledge was Peter the Panda, and lo and behold, he too has a nemesis, called Dr. Mystery, who becomes jealous of Doofenshmirtz and proceeds to kidnap and attempt to kill him. Doofenshmirtz learns more of their relationship while in captivity, and finds out, much to his horror, that Mystery doesn't tell Peter his plans or his back stories (a staple of all Perry/Doofenshmirtz confrontations). [[PoorCommunicationKills This is quickly presented as a communication problem]], and Doofenshmirtz finds himself giving Mystery ''relationship advice'', all culminating in Peter appearing to thwart Mystery and save Doofenshmirtz with Perry in tow,
the former coercing of whom reacts in ''delight'' and [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything begins asking what Doofenshmirtz gave Peter that he couldn't]] in between getting punched in the latter into {{fus|ionDance}}ing ("Come on. ''Just say yes.''"), then the latter trapping the both face.
* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'': WordOfGod states that Adora and Catra's relationship was deliberately written in this manner, with this trope actually being showrunner Noelle Stevenson's favorite type
of them [[spoiler:at the bottom of the ocean]], literally holding each character relationship. Almost every other down and both twisted into something much worse.
** It gets
interaction they have once Adora defects to the Rebellion comes across as heavy flirting, even more blatant every time we see anything to do with [[spoiler: Malachite and what's going on in her "head".]] "Chille Tid" shows her mindscape and [[spoiler: in it Lapis has physically chained Jasper up, using herself as the anchor.]] "Super Watermelon Island" [[spoiler: shows Jasper expressing admiration for Lapis' endurance and Malachite later exulting about the power middle of fusion.]] By "Alone At Sea", it can barely even be called subtext: [[spoiler: Lapis admits to ''missing'' Jasper, and Jasper returns and forcibly manhandles Lapis, admits she's been stalking Lapis, accuses her of being a monster, and then gets down on her knees with her hand locked around Lapis' and ''begs'' her to become Malachite with her again, insisting that she's changed and she can take whatever Lapis cares to dish out to her in return for having their toxic dynamic back. InLoveWithYourCarnage indeed...]]serious fight.



-->'''Bob:''' And now, Bart, let's bring the old ''spark'' back to our special relationship.

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-->'''Bob:''' --->'''Bob:''' And now, Bart, let's bring the old ''spark'' back to our special relationship.



-->'''Nelson:''' Haw-haw, I touched your heart!
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', the Seventh Sister likes to flirt with Ezra and Kanan. In the next breath, she will fantasize about cutting them to pieces.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' "The Ex", Gumball's ArchEnemy Rob deciding to be Banana Joe's nemesis instead is treated like a breakup. Gumball takes it badly and tries to win back Rob's enmity. Gumball even tries ''dressing up like a banana'' and pleading that "[he] can change!" Gumball's girlfriend Penny finds the whole situation ridiculous.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Grossology}}'', we have Abby and Chester/Kid Rot. There are hints in the latter's debut episode that he and Abby have a thing for each other. It only becomes more obvious when Chester becomes Kid Rot permanently, which is when he starts obsessing over her. Abby, meanwhile, still likes Chester, but it's shown that she prefers him to Kid Rot, making the whole “foe yay” thing on her side a bit ambiguous.
* Numbuh Five and her former candy hunting partner Heinrich Von Marzipan in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Many of their interactions come off like ones between ex-romantic partners, not to mention their habit of calling one another by special nicknames (Liebchen and Heiny, respectively).[[spoiler: Not to mention their making up after Numbuh Five managed to free [[LesYay Henrietta]] from being cursed to be a boy.]]
-->'''Numbuh Five:''' Heinrich, what happened to you? [[OneWingedAngel You've become a monster!]]
-->'''Heinrich:''' Ooh, [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything you noticed.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'': WordOfGod states that Adora and Catra's relationship was deliberately written in this manner, with this trope actually being showrunner Noelle Stevenson's favorite type of character relationship. Almost every other interaction they have once Adora defects to the Rebellion comes across as heavy flirting, even in the middle of a serious fight.

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-->'''Nelson:''' --->'''Nelson:''' Haw-haw, I touched your heart!
* In ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'', the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'': The Seventh Sister likes to flirt with Ezra and Kanan. In the next breath, she will fantasize about cutting them to pieces.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingWorldOfGumball'' "The Ex", Gumball's ArchEnemy Rob deciding to be Banana Joe's nemesis instead is treated like a breakup. Gumball takes it badly and tries to win back Rob's enmity. Gumball even tries ''dressing up like a banana'' and pleading
pieces. The fact that "[he] can change!" Gumball's girlfriend Penny finds the whole situation ridiculous.
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Grossology}}'', we have Abby
Seventh Sister and Chester/Kid Rot. There Kanan's [[Creator/SarahMichelleGellar voice]] [[Creator/FreddiePrinzeJr actors]] are hints married in the latter's debut episode that he and Abby have a thing for each other. It real life only becomes more obvious when Chester becomes Kid Rot permanently, which is when he starts obsessing over her. Abby, meanwhile, still likes Chester, but it's shown that she prefers him to Kid Rot, making the whole “foe yay” thing on her side a bit ambiguous.
amplifies it.
* Numbuh Five ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' sets up [[spoiler:Jasper and her former candy hunting partner Heinrich Von Marzipan in ''WesternAnimation/CodenameKidsNextDoor''. Many of their interactions come off like ones between ex-romantic partners, not to mention their habit of calling one another by special nicknames (Liebchen and Heiny, respectively).[[spoiler: Not to mention their making up after Numbuh Five managed to free [[LesYay Henrietta]] from being cursed to be a boy.]]
-->'''Numbuh Five:''' Heinrich, what happened to you? [[OneWingedAngel You've become a monster!]]
-->'''Heinrich:''' Ooh,
Lapis Lazuli]] as [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything you noticed.a metaphor]] for an abusive relationship, with the former coercing the latter into {{fus|ionDance}}ing ("Come on. ''Just say yes.''"), then the latter trapping the both of them [[spoiler:at the bottom of the ocean]], literally holding each other down and both twisted into something much worse.
** It gets even more blatant every time we see anything to do with [[spoiler: Malachite and what's going on in her "head".]] "Chille Tid" shows her mindscape and [[spoiler: in it Lapis has physically chained Jasper up, using herself as the anchor.]] "Super Watermelon Island" [[spoiler: shows Jasper expressing admiration for Lapis' endurance and Malachite later exulting about the power of fusion.]] By "Alone At Sea", it can barely even be called subtext: [[spoiler: Lapis admits to ''missing'' Jasper, and Jasper returns and forcibly manhandles Lapis, admits she's been stalking Lapis, accuses her of being a monster, and then gets down on her knees with her hand locked around Lapis' and ''begs'' her to become Malachite with her again, insisting that she's changed and she can take whatever Lapis cares to dish out to her in return for having their toxic dynamic back. InLoveWithYourCarnage indeed...
]]
* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaAndThePrincessesOfPower'': WordOfGod states that Adora and Catra's relationship was deliberately written in this manner, ''WesternAnimation/StormHawks'' sets up a lot of StarCrossedLovers tropes with this trope actually being showrunner Noelle Stevenson's favorite type of character relationship. Almost every other interaction they have once Adora defects to the Rebellion comes across as heavy flirting, even Piper and Master Cyclonis, especially in the middle of episode "Best Friends", where they get very close very quickly before Cyclonis' sudden but inevitable betrayal. Then when Piper starts tapping into her DarkMagicalGirl side, Cyclonis starts showing up in her ''dreams''.
* ''WesternAnimation/TronUprising'': Beck/Paige. Paige is
a serious fight.Type IV AntiVillain (not evil, but fighting for the wrong side, [[spoiler:Tessler killed her friends, framed the Isos for it, and [[MagnificentBastard made it look like he saved her life]] so he could have her as a [[TheDragon dragon]]]]). Beck? Well, he's trying to start a revolt to overthrow her boss.

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* ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'': Chariot and Croix often get into violent confrontations due to their clashing ideologies. Croix has a tendency to attack Chariot with hordes of robots, knowing full well that Chariot can easily defeat them. But whenever Chariot gets hurt (such as while trying to protect Akko from Croix's robots), Croix ''freaks'' and throws her plans aside to save Chariot.

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