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Compare LoserFriendPuzzlesOutsiders. If their relationship is or becomes romantic, they may be StarCrossedLovers.ForbiddenLove.


* ''Series/{{Downton Abbey}}'': The relationship between [[{{SpiritedYoungLady}} Lady Sybil]] and her working-class chauffeur Tom starts off like this. During Season 1 they bond over politics and championing rights for women and the poor, but have to hide it from her aristocratic parents and at one point their misadventures almost get Tom fired. By Season 2 they're moving into StarCrossedLovers territory.

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* ''Series/{{Downton Abbey}}'': The relationship between [[{{SpiritedYoungLady}} [[SpiritedYoungLady Lady Sybil]] and her working-class chauffeur Tom starts off like this. During Season 1 they bond over politics and championing rights for women and the poor, but have to hide it from her aristocratic parents and at one point their misadventures almost get Tom fired. By Season 2 they're moving into StarCrossedLovers territory.

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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Professor Oak and Professor Hastings met in Alola when they were kids, and quickly became friends with each other. However, since their respective nations are at war with each other, should it become public both could end up being executed for treason. That doesn't prevent them from working with each other in secret, while also trying to find a way to bring their nations to peace with each other.
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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon:'' Hiccup and Toothless form a friendship despite the fact Toothless is a dragon and Hiccup is a viking meant to slay dragons. Their bond eventually leads to [[spoiler: the ending of the "war" between vikings and dragons, and the dragons becoming the companions of the vikings, so the friendship doesn't stay forbidden.]] There's actually a song on the OST with the trope name [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome (and it's very good, FYI).]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon:'' Hiccup and Toothless form a friendship despite the fact Toothless is a dragon and Hiccup is a viking meant to slay dragons. Their bond eventually leads to [[spoiler: the ending of the "war" between vikings and dragons, and the dragons becoming the companions of the vikings, so the friendship doesn't stay forbidden.]] There's actually a song on the OST with the trope name [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome [[SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic (and it's very good, FYI).]]


* Chopper the Sharptooth in the ''Film/LandBeforeTime'' sequels; his friendship with the gang is not accepted nor by the herbivores nor by his ''TyrannosaurusRex'' parents.

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* Chopper the Sharptooth in the ''Film/LandBeforeTime'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' sequels; his friendship with the gang is not accepted nor by the herbivores nor by his ''TyrannosaurusRex'' parents.


* In the first ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' movie, Principal Strickland warns Marty [=McFly=] to stay away from Doc Emmett Brown, as Strickland views the doctor as a nutcase. It's most likely due to the bad influence factor mentioned above. Some fan theories however suggest Strickland and Doc may have [[WeUsedToBeFriends been friends]] at one time and perhaps [[NoodleIncident ended their friendship on a sour note]].

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* In the first ''Film/BackToTheFuture'' movie, Principal Strickland warns Marty [=McFly=] to stay away from Doc Emmett Brown, as Strickland views the doctor as a nutcase. It's most likely due to the bad influence factor mentioned above. Some fan theories however suggest Strickland and Doc may have [[WeUsedToBeFriends been friends]] at one time and perhaps [[NoodleIncident ended their friendship on a sour note]]. Then again, a (seemingly) mad scientist who builds a wall-sized amplifier to encourage a teenage boy to come visit him ''would'' seem pretty suspicious to most high school principals. After all, [[spoiler: Strickland doesn't know that Doc Brown needs to make sure Marty is around to close the time loop Marty created in 1955 by giving the Doc a letter telling him how he was supposed to die in 1985.]]


** Sam and Dean also each end up with competing "monster" friendships in season 8. Sam is friends with a Kitsune named Amy, whom Dean disapproves of, and Dean is friends with a vampire named Benny, whom Sam disapproves of. Dean ends up [[spoiler:killing ''both of them'', Amy because he sees her as a danger to innocent humans, and Benny because he needed to send him back to Purgatory on a rescue mission, which Benny was okay with.]] Sam calls Dean a hypocite for [[spoiler:killing Amy]], but then eventually agrees that Dean made the right choice.

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** Sam and Dean also each end up with competing "monster" friendships in season seasons 7 and 8. Sam is friends with a Kitsune named Amy, whom Dean disapproves of, and Dean is friends with a vampire named Benny, whom Sam disapproves of. Dean ends up [[spoiler:killing ''both of them'', Amy because he sees her as a danger to innocent humans, and Benny because he needed to send him back to Purgatory on a rescue mission, which Benny was okay with.]] Sam calls Dean a hypocite for [[spoiler:killing Amy]], but then eventually agrees that Dean made the right choice.


* Chopper the Sharptooth in the ''Film/LandBeforeTime'' sequels; his friendship with the gang is not accepted nor by the herbivores nor by his TRex parents.

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* Chopper the Sharptooth in the ''Film/LandBeforeTime'' sequels; his friendship with the gang is not accepted nor by the herbivores nor by his TRex ''TyrannosaurusRex'' parents.





* From ''Anime/TheBorrowerArrietty'', Sho wants to be friends with Arrietty, who had grown up with the beliefs that humans are dangerous and will cause her and her family harm.



* From ''Anime/TheBorrowerArrietty'', Sho wants to be friends with Arrietty, who had grown up with the beliefs that humans are dangerous and will cause her and her family harm.


* Personal vendetta. Sometimes one family hates another, and won't allow their own to hang out with the other family. Not everyone in the family shares that dislike, however, and they might become friends anyway.

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* Personal vendetta. Sometimes [[FeudingFamilies one family hates another, another]], and won't allow their own to hang out with the other family. Not everyone in the family shares that dislike, however, and they might become friends anyway.



Sadly TruthInTelevision for people who live in bigoted families or communities, but who don't share their bigotry.

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Sadly TruthInTelevision for people who live in bigoted families or communities, but who don't share their bigotry.
bigotry. In ''really'' awful cases, expect HonorRelatedAbuse to ensue.



* In ComicBook/PostCrisis ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics, young Perry White's parents told him to stay away from the orphanage kids. However they approved of his friendship with that nice Luthor boy.

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* In ComicBook/PostCrisis ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' comics, young Perry White's parents told him to stay away from the orphanage kids. However However, they approved of his friendship with that nice Luthor boy.


* Episode "Return to Ursalia" of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' has this, once the feuding between two Gummi Bear tribes: the warrior-like Barbaric Bears and the pacifist Gummi Glen Bears starts over their conflictive views once the Barbaric express their desire to KillAllHumans. Sunni (from the Glens) and Buddy (from the Barbarics) are friends but their friend is forbidden, especially when the literal fight begins. Naturally the episode ends with both sides working together once they have to save both kids from [[BigBad Duke Igthorn]].

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* Episode "Return to Ursalia" of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' has this, once the feuding between two Gummi Bear tribes: the warrior-like Barbaric Bears and the pacifist Gummi Glen Bears starts over their conflictive views once the Barbaric express their desire to KillAllHumans. Sunni (from the Glens) and Buddy (from the Barbarics) are friends but their friend friendship is forbidden, especially when the literal fight begins. Naturally the episode ends with both sides working together once they have to save both kids from [[BigBad Duke Igthorn]].

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* Episode "Return to Ursalia" of ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' has this, once the feuding between two Gummi Bear tribes: the warrior-like Barbaric Bears and the pacifist Gummi Glen Bears starts over their conflictive views once the Barbaric express their desire to KillAllHumans. Sunni (from the Glens) and Buddy (from the Barbarics) are friends but their friend is forbidden, especially when the literal fight begins. Naturally the episode ends with both sides working together once they have to save both kids from [[BigBad Duke Igthorn]].


** French film ''Monsieur Ibrahim Et Les Fleurs Du Coran'' is about the friendship between Momo, a Jewish boy and a Mr. Ibrahim, a Turkish Muslim oldman. Mr. Ibrahim at some point adopts Momo (as his orphan) but wasn't easy.

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** French film ''Monsieur Ibrahim Et Les Fleurs Du Coran'' is about the friendship between Momo, a Jewish boy and a Mr. Ibrahim, a Turkish Muslim oldman. Mr. Ibrahim at some point adopts Momo (as his he's orphan) but wasn't easy.



** ''Lemon Tree'', a movie about a Palestinian woman trying to keep her lemon grove after the fiction Israeli Minister of Defense moves at her side and has to be cut for security reasons. She develops an odd friendship with the Ministerís wife.

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** ''Lemon Tree'', a movie about a Palestinian woman trying to keep her lemon grove after the fiction fictional Israeli Minister of Defense moves at her side and has to be cut for security reasons. She develops an odd friendship with the Ministerís wife.


* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', when his enemy Prince Zuko saves Aang from certain imprisonment due to his own selfishness in capturing the Avatar and actually make a good team, Aang asks Zuko if this was possible between them. Zuko shoots a fireball towards him and seemingly immediately regrets it. [[spoiler: As the series progresses, this forbidden friendship actually happens as Zuko betrays his father and nation to help Aang bring balance to the world. In ''TheLegendOfKorra'' it is directly stated that they were lifelong best friends.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', when his enemy Prince Zuko saves Aang from certain imprisonment due to his own selfishness in capturing the Avatar and actually make a good team, Aang asks Zuko if this was possible between them. Zuko shoots a fireball towards him and seemingly immediately regrets it. [[spoiler: As the series progresses, this forbidden friendship actually happens as Zuko betrays his father and nation to help Aang bring balance to the world. In ''TheLegendOfKorra'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' it is directly stated that they were lifelong best friends.]]


** Beyond The Walls is about the friendship and camaraderie between two inmates (one Arab and the other Jew) in an Israeli maximum security prison.
** David and Fatima is about the secret love between a Jewish man and a Palestinian woman, essentially Romeo and Juliet in the Middle East.
** Lemon Tree, a movie about a Palestinian woman trying to keep her lemon grove after the fiction Israeli Minister of Defense moves at her side and has to be cut for security reasons. She develops an odd friendship with the Ministerís wife.
** The Kite is about an Israeli Druze soldier that falls in love with a Lebanese girl in the wrong (an enemy) side of the border. Adamís Wall with the same actress Flavia Bechara is about a Canadian Muslim girl in love with a Jewish boy against both families wishes.

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** Beyond ''Beyond The Walls is ''is about the friendship and camaraderie between two inmates (one Arab and the other Jew) in an Israeli maximum security prison.
** David ''David and Fatima Fatima'' is about the secret love between a Jewish man and a Palestinian woman, essentially Romeo and Juliet in the Middle East.
** Lemon Tree, ''Lemon Tree'', a movie about a Palestinian woman trying to keep her lemon grove after the fiction Israeli Minister of Defense moves at her side and has to be cut for security reasons. She develops an odd friendship with the Ministerís wife.
** The Kite ''The Kite'' is about an Israeli Druze soldier that falls in love with a Lebanese girl in the wrong (an enemy) side of the border. Adamís Wall ''Adam's Wall'' with the same actress Flavia Bechara is about a Canadian Muslim girl in love with a Jewish boy against both families wishes.

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