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* In ''Literature/LuckyJim'': [[spoiler: Jim and Christine]] breaking it off with their romantic rivals, after a whole book of romantic setup, and getting together is the last thing to happen in the book.

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* Parodied in chapter 2 of ''Musashi-kun to Murayama-san wa Tsukiatte Mita''. After Musashi accepts her spur of the moment offer for a relationship, Murayama [[ThinksLikeARomanceNovel starts pouring over her collection of romance novels]] for advice since she has no idea how to date someone. Unfortunately for her, every single one of them ends with the confession.
-->'''Murayama:''' Whaddya mean ''the end?!'' We're just getting to the real part.


* It's not until the last page of "[[Literature/TheHungerGames Mockingjay]]" that Katniss ends up with [[spoiler:Peeta]].

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* It's not until the last page of "[[Literature/TheHungerGames Mockingjay]]" ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Mockingjay]]'' that Katniss ends up with [[spoiler:Peeta]].



* Creator/VernorVinge's ''[[Literature/ZonesOfThought A Deepness in the Sky]]'' has two mild examples. There is ''some'' foreshadowing of the relationshpis involved, but it's still pretty sudden.

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* Creator/VernorVinge's ''[[Literature/ZonesOfThought A Deepness in the Sky]]'' has two mild examples. There is ''some'' foreshadowing of the relationshpis relationships involved, but it's still pretty sudden.



** [[spoiler:Pham ships Ezr off with Qiwi within twenty pages of the end of the book, and Ezr apparently has no problem with this. In his case, it's especially jarring because Ezr has spent literally the ''entire book up to this point'' faithfully waiting on the Focused Trixia, only to be flat-out rejected by her once she is partially deFocused, because she no longer feels like a human. Flip a page or two, and suddenly Ezr and Qiwi are a thing.]]

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** [[spoiler:Pham ships Ezr off with Qiwi within twenty pages of the end of the book, and Ezr apparently has no problem with this. In his case, it's especially jarring because Ezr has spent literally the ''entire book up to this point'' faithfully waiting on the Focused Trixia, only to be flat-out rejected by her once she is partially deFocused, defocused, because she no longer feels like a human. Flip a page or two, and suddenly Ezr and Qiwi are a thing.]]



* ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' Even though Dionne and Murray had sex in the movie, they do not hook-up [[{{Disneyfication}} on the TV show]] until the last episode of the show.

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* ''Film/{{Clueless}}'' Even though Dionne and Murray had have sex in the movie, they do not hook-up [[{{Disneyfication}} on the TV show]] until the last episode of the show.



* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In the final episode, Daniel and Vala finally get together, having been constantly bickering (and, in Vala's case, flirting) throughout season 10 and some of season 9. They spend many long, monogamous years together. Even then, the hookup is reversed when Teal'c goes back in time and changes the past, but, it's implied that they'll end up together eventually anyway.

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* ''Series/StargateSG1'': In the final episode, Daniel and Vala finally get together, having been constantly bickering (and, in Vala's case, flirting) throughout season 10 and some of season 9. They spend many long, monogamous years together. Even then, the hookup is reversed when Teal'c goes back in time and changes the past, but, but it's implied that they'll end up together eventually anyway.



* ''Series/SugarRush'': Kim and her crush, the hedonistic Sugar, finally cop off after Sugar stabs a guy. Rather than letting them have any kind of relationship the second series fastforwards 18 months and ''nothing more'' has happened between them. Talk about a let down.

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* ''Series/SugarRush'': Kim and her crush, the hedonistic Sugar, finally cop off after Sugar stabs a guy. Rather than letting them have any kind of relationship relationship, the second series fastforwards fast forwards 18 months and ''nothing more'' has happened between them. Talk about a let down.



** ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'': Episode 46 is a massive ShipTease between Sen and Umeko, but it's not till Magiranger Vs the following year that it is confirmed as canon.

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** ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'': Episode 46 is a massive ShipTease between Sen and Umeko, but it's not till Magiranger Vs ''Magiranger Vs'' the following year that it is confirmed as canon.



* In ''Series/LesFillesDaCote'', at the end of the show's first incarnation, before its reboot with a pretty much brand new cast, it is strongly hinted Marc gets off with Claire and they [[PutOnTheBus depart as a couple, possibly to Brussels]]. Apparently Claire was worn down and couldn't be bothered to say "non!" any more.

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* In ''Series/LesFillesDaCote'', at the end of the show's first incarnation, before its reboot with a pretty much brand new cast, it is strongly hinted Marc gets off with Claire and they [[PutOnTheBus depart as a couple, possibly to Brussels]]. Apparently Claire was worn down and couldn't be bothered to say "non!" "Non!" any more.



** The HappilyEverAfter ending is deconstructed in ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'', the Music/StephenSondheim musical. In their song ''Agony'', the two princes sing about their love for (obviously) Cinderella and Rapunzel (their ''names'' in the script are officially "Cinderella's Prince" and "Rapunzel's Prince", removing any possible doubt). They eventually catch up with their respective love interests any marry them at the end of Act One. Then, in Act Two, they reprise the song, except this time it's just as obviously Sleeping Beauty and Snow White they're singing about. It's pretty clear (even before one of them seduces [[spoiler:the Baker's wife]]) that the Princes are a ''lot'' more interested in the chase itself than in HappilyEverAfter.

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** The HappilyEverAfter ending is deconstructed in ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'', the Music/StephenSondheim musical. In their song ''Agony'', the two princes sing about their love for (obviously) Cinderella and Rapunzel (their ''names'' in the script are officially "Cinderella's Prince" and "Rapunzel's Prince", removing any possible doubt). They eventually catch up with their respective love interests any and marry them at the end of Act One. Then, in Act Two, they reprise the song, except this time it's just as obviously Sleeping Beauty and Snow White they're singing about. It's pretty clear (even before one of them seduces [[spoiler:the Baker's wife]]) that the Princes are a ''lot'' more interested in the chase itself than in HappilyEverAfter.


* ''Series/AshesToAshes'': In a heartbreaking way [[spoiler: Alex and Gene]]. Not to mention [[spoiler:[[BetaCouple Shaz and Chris]]]].

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* ''Series/AshesToAshes'': ''Series/AshesToAshes2008'': In a heartbreaking way [[spoiler: Alex and Gene]]. Not to mention [[spoiler:[[BetaCouple Shaz and Chris]]]].


* PlayedForLaughs in PopstarNeverStopNeverStopping, where immediately after the Style Boyz performance at the Poppy's, Lawrence makes out with the unnamed stagehand who he had previously never even met (at least on screen). This is even {{Lampshaded}} by Conner in the middle of his inner monologue.

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* PlayedForLaughs in PopstarNeverStopNeverStopping, ''Film/PopstarNeverStopNeverStopping'', where immediately after the Style Boyz performance at the Poppy's, Lawrence makes out with the unnamed stagehand who he had previously never even met (at least on screen). This is even {{Lampshaded}} by Conner in the middle of his inner monologue.


* In ''Anime/GundamZZ'', Roux Louka ends up joining Judau in the ending. He's the hero, his primary love interest (the BigBad, Haman Khan) is dead, and his [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]] Elle is more-or-less hooked up with Beecher, so Roux (the only unattached girl on the Gundam Team) is elected despite having no more subtext with him than any other female major character.

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* In ''Anime/GundamZZ'', ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'', Roux Louka ends up joining Judau in the ending. He's the hero, his primary love interest (the BigBad, Haman Khan) is dead, and his [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Unlucky Childhood Friend]] Elle is more-or-less hooked up with Beecher, so Roux (the only unattached girl on the Gundam Team) is elected despite having no more subtext with him than any other female major character.


* [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Jacob Black]] with [[spoiler:Renesmee. It takes them ''less than a minute'' to be paired up, especially after Bella delivered her and recently passed away. Way to mourn the girl you thought you were in love with, Jake]].

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* [[Literature/{{Twilight}} In ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', Jacob Black]] Black with [[spoiler:Renesmee. It takes them ''less than a minute'' to be paired up, especially after Bella delivered her and recently passed away. Way to mourn the girl you thought you were in love with, Jake]].

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* The GrandFinale of ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'' has Mordecai literally hook up at the last minute with a ''brand new character''.


* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': The series ended without any of the couples hooking up. Then, even in the {{OVA}}, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'', Robin and Starfire have their [[TheBigDamnKiss Big Damn Kiss]] in the last few minutes of the movie.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': The series ended without any of the couples hooking up. Then, even in the {{OVA}}, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo'', often alluded to Robin and Starfire have having feelings for each other, with the duo finally having their [[TheBigDamnKiss Big Damn Kiss]] in the last few minutes of the movie.movie, ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitansTroubleInTokyo''.


* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' this happens literally in the GrandFinale. [[FanPreferredCouple Korra and Asami]] walk off into the spirit portal {{holding hands}} and [[HeldGaze looking lovingly]] at each other. Until then, the fandom had assumed that their relationship moments were LesYay, not actual ShipTease.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' this happens literally in the GrandFinale. ends with [[FanPreferredCouple Korra and Asami]] walk off into the spirit portal {{holding hands}} and [[HeldGaze looking lovingly]] at each other. other, with the creators later confirming that this was indeed an example of this trope. Until then, the fandom had assumed that their relationship any perceived romantic moments were LesYay, the result of their own LesYay ShippingGoggles, not actual ShipTease.


** CJ and Danny get together in the last few episodes.

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** CJ and Danny get together for keeps in the last few episodes.episodes, though they'd had feelings for each other (and kept kissing each other) for years before then.

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* ''Theatre/{{Ruddigore}}'': Richard is aced out by Robin/Ruthven for Rose's affections just before the closing chorus, so he immediately and enthusiastically turns to Zorah, head of the professional bridesmaids corps. She accepts him with equal enthusiasm, despite having had no real interaction with him previously. This is typical of the "any partner is better than no partner" attitude that tends to prevail among Gilbert's characters.

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* In ''Series/LesFillesDaCote'', at the end of the show's first incarnation, before its reboot with a pretty much brand new cast, it is strongly hinted Marc gets off with Claire and they [[PutOnTheBus depart as a couple, possibly to Brussels]]. Apparently Claire was worn down and couldn't be bothered to say "non!" any more.

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* ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'' Phryne and Jack, after three seasons of solid [[WillTheyOrWontThey Will They Or Won't They]], not to mention plenty of [[BelligerentSexualTension Belligerent Sexual Tension]] along the way.


* ''An Old Fashioned Girl'' by Louisa May Alcott. She spends the final paragraphs letting readers know that, the two main couples did indeed marry, and pairs off most of the other unmarried characters, not without a TakeThat to readers who objected to [[spoiler:Laurie marrying Amy rather than Jo at ]]the end of ''LittleWomen''.

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* ''An Old Fashioned Girl'' by Louisa May Alcott. She spends the final paragraphs letting readers know that, the two main couples did indeed marry, and pairs off most of the other unmarried characters, not without a TakeThat to readers who objected to [[spoiler:Laurie marrying Amy rather than Jo at ]]the end of ''LittleWomen''.''Literature/LittleWomen''.

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