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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemThreeHouses'', Bernadetta wants to make friends with her fellow students, even those who aren't of noble birth like her. Her father forbade her from making friends with anyone who was a commoner [[spoiler:since her commoner friend Yuri had attempted to assassinate her when they were young and he was beaten to within an inch of his life when her father found him]]. When Bernadetta explains all this to Dorothea, the latter angrily explains that if Bernadetta's father tried to beat her up, she'd repay the favor in kind.
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* ''Series/GoodOmens2019'': Aziraphale and Crowley have been best friends for over six millennia despite being an angel and a demon who are supposed to be (im)mortal enemies. The forbidden nature of their friendship was present in the original book too, but the show places greater emphasis on just how much trouble they would get in if their bosses ever found out about their friendship with Aziraphale openly worrying about how Hell would destroy Crowley if they learned that he was making arrangements with an angel.


* ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' is a Disney Film starring two talking animals (no points for guessing their species). The Fox is orphaned and some old lady adopts it as a pet. A man who lives nearby is a hunter that just got a puppy he is training to be a hunting dog. The two animals meet each other and form a friendship, in spite of the fact that the man is training the puppy to hunt (among other things) foxes.

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* ''Disney/TheFoxAndTheHound'' ''WesternAnimation/TheFoxAndTheHound'' is a Disney Film starring two talking animals (no points for guessing their species). The Fox is orphaned and some old lady adopts it as a pet. A man who lives nearby is a hunter that just got a puppy he is training to be a hunting dog. The two animals meet each other and form a friendship, in spite of the fact that the man is training the puppy to hunt (among other things) foxes.



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** Kiara and Kovu in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' as her father is king and he's an exile. Develops into StarCrossedLovers later.

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** Kiara and Kovu in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLionKingIISimbasPride'' as her father is king and he's an exile. Develops into StarCrossedLovers later.



* In one of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' spin off books, Simba's son Kopa befriends a hyena around his age named Asante. Hyenas are the enemies of the lions and the only species banned from entering the pride lands due to their evil nature, but she is [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch different.]] They're friendship is a secret until the end, when she goes to meet his parents.

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* In one of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' ''WesternAnimation/{{The Lion King|1994}}'' spin off books, Simba's son Kopa befriends a hyena around his age named Asante. Hyenas are the enemies of the lions and the only species banned from entering the pride lands due to their evil nature, but she is [[MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch different.]] They're friendship is a secret until the end, when she goes to meet his parents.


* Rey and Kylo Ren slowly form this kind of friendship over the course of ''Film/TheLastJedi'', with a good dose of ShipTease and FoeRomanceSubtext added as well, communicating via their [[PsychicLink Force bond]]. They don't start out wanting to be friends and Rey especially is initially quite hostile towards him, but they gradually come to realize they're NotSoDifferent. They both keep the bond a secret - Rey in particular pointedly lies about it to Luke Skywalker - and they end up confiding in each other about some deeply personal matters. [[spoiler: When Luke finds out, he doesn't take it well, fearing that Rey will be corrupted by the Dark Side or killed. However, she is convinced she can turn Kylo back to the Light Side and gets herself CapturedOnPurpose to help him. It then turns out that Snoke actually knew all along and even claims to have created the Force bond, all with the intention of using Rey and Kylo's feelings for each other to lure Rey into a trap. However, Kylo chooses Rey over Snoke, killing him and helping her fight off his guards. Unfortunately, their budding friendship is marred by the fact that Kylo is unwilling to join the Resistance, instead wanting Rey to [[WeCanRuleTogether rule the galaxy at his side,]] which Rey isn't remotely interested in, and they reluctantly go back to being enemies]].

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* Rey [[TheHero Rey]] and [[TheDragon Kylo Ren Ren]] slowly form this kind of friendship over the course of ''Film/TheLastJedi'', with a good dose of ShipTease and FoeRomanceSubtext added as well, communicating via their [[PsychicLink Force bond]]. They don't start out wanting to be friends and Rey especially is initially quite hostile towards him, but they gradually come to realize they're NotSoDifferent. They both keep the bond a secret - Rey in particular pointedly lies about it to Luke Skywalker - and they end up confiding in each other about some deeply personal matters. [[spoiler: When Luke finds out, he doesn't take it well, fearing that Rey will be corrupted by the Dark Side or killed. However, she is convinced she can turn Kylo back to the Light Side and gets herself CapturedOnPurpose to help him. It then turns out that Snoke actually knew all along and even claims to have created the Force bond, all with the intention of using Rey and Kylo's feelings for each other to lure Rey into a trap. However, Kylo chooses Rey over Snoke, killing him and helping her fight off his guards. Unfortunately, their budding friendship is marred by the fact that Kylo is unwilling to join the Resistance, instead wanting Rey to [[WeCanRuleTogether rule the galaxy at his side,]] which Rey isn't remotely interested in, and they reluctantly go back to being enemies]].



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* Rey and Kylo Ren slowly form this kind of friendship over the course of ''Film/TheLastJedi'', with a good dose of ShipTease and FoeRomanceSubtext added as well, communicating via their [[PsychicLink Force bond]]. They don't start out wanting to be friends and Rey especially is initially quite hostile towards him, but they gradually come to realize they're NotSoDifferent. They both keep the bond a secret - Rey in particular pointedly lies about it to Luke Skywalker - and they end up confiding in each other about some deeply personal matters. [[spoiler: When Luke finds out, he doesn't take it well, fearing that Rey will be corrupted by the Dark Side or killed. However, she is convinced she can turn Kylo back to the Light Side and gets herself CapturedOnPurpose to help him. It then turns out that Snoke actually knew all along and even claims to have created the Force bond, all with the intention of using Rey and Kylo's feelings for each other to lure Rey into a trap. However, Kylo chooses Rey over Snoke, killing him and helping her fight off his guards. Unfortunately, their budding friendship is marred by the fact that Kylo is unwilling to join the Resistance, instead wanting Rey to [[WeCanRuleTogether rule the galaxy at his side,]] which Rey isn't remotely interested in, and they reluctantly go back to being enemies]].

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'' had two young boys whose villages in the desert are at war with each other (complicated even more because their fathers are also the villages' respective leaders). The two have to step up to save the Planeteers as well as show their fathers that [[WarForFunAndProfit they're being both played by Looten Plunder, who sells the weapons to both sides]].


* ''Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet'' is probably the classic example. With their families feuding with each other, Romeo and Juliet are not allowed to hang out together.


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

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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.

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