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* A non romantic example in the 2015 Divas Revolution storyline. Three stables were formed in the women's division. Team Bella's formation made sense, since the Wrestling/BellaTwins were sisters and Alicia Fox had joined them out of pragmatism. Wrestling/SashaBanks joined Wrestling/{{Naomi}} and Wrestling/TaminaSnuka to form Team BAD - rather than the other stable of Wrestling/CharlotteFlair, {{Wrestling/Paige}} and Wrestling/BeckyLynch in Team PCB. Notably Sasha had no kayfabe connection to Naomi or Tamina, but she was black and so was Naomi (Tamina also being Samoan and related to Naomi by marriage), while PCB were all white.


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* ''Series/VeronicaMars'':
** Lilly (white) was in a LoveTriangle with Logan (white) and Weevil (Hispanic). Although Lilly wasn't overly infatuated with Logan (she was cheating on them both with [[spoiler:his dad]]), Logan was her boyfriend; Weevil was her "side fling" that she even kept secret from Veronica.
** More blatantly, in Season 2, Wallace (black) is in a love triangle with Jackie (black) and Jane (white). He chooses Jackie over Jane.


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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s two most persistent [[DatingCatwoman villainous]] {{Love Interest}}s are [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Talia al Ghul]] ([[AmbiguouslyBrown East Asian and/or Arab]]) and Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} (white). The former eventually becomes DaddysLittleVillain after [[spoiler:his death,]] while the latter remains in the game.


* ''Film/MargaritaWithAStraw'': Laila and Khumar are both disabled women from South Asia. It turns out they also have a mutual attraction (however this [[ClosetKey was a surprise]] for Laila), starting a relationship.

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* ''Film/MargaritaWithAStraw'': Laila and Khumar Khanum are both disabled women from South Asia. It turns out they also have a mutual attraction (however this [[ClosetKey was a surprise]] for Laila), starting a relationship.


* In ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'' Chon Wang ends up with Princess Pei-Pei, who are both from China, while Roy O'Bannon ends up with Falling Leaves, who are both from... America (although he's white and she's Native).
** Averted in ''Shanghai Knights'', where Roy and Falling Leaves have broken up, and he develops an attraction to Wang's sister Lin.

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* In ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'' Chon Wang ends up with Princess Pei-Pei, who are both from China, while Roy O'Bannon ends up with Falling Leaves, who are both from... America (although he's white and she's Native).
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Native). Averted in ''Shanghai Knights'', where Roy and Falling Leaves have broken up, and he develops an attraction to Wang's sister Lin.


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* ''Film/MargaritaWithAStraw'': Laila and Khumar are both disabled women from South Asia. It turns out they also have a mutual attraction (however this [[ClosetKey was a surprise]] for Laila), starting a relationship.


* In ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', black Tiana gets together with dark-skinned Prince Naveen, even though her friend Charlotte, who is white, was interested in him.

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* In ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', ''WesternAnimation/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'', black Tiana gets together with dark-skinned Prince Naveen, even though her friend Charlotte, who is white, was interested in him.


-->-- BlackBestFriend '''John Hamilton''', ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', to his white roommate

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-->-- BlackBestFriend '''John Hamilton''', Hamilton''' of ''Series/SeventhHeaven'', who is black, to his white roommate



[[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt White women always like black men]] and [[MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow white men want Asian women]] but some times couples are just happier with someone who's the same race, nationality, or even religion. It might be a conscious choice of the characters saying that they feel [[TokenMinorityCouple obligated to be together]] because they're both the same. They might feel [[EntitledToHaveYou entitled to be together]] but a white person tries to keep them apart but fails and so we see the strength of their relationship. To emphasis the difference between the white person trying to keep them apart and the black people, the white one is probably blonde. It might be done as a black on black TokenMinorityCouple as the BlackBestFriend making a BetaCouple with another black person.

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[[WhereDaWhiteWomenAt White women always like black men]] and [[MightyWhiteyAndMellowYellow white men want Asian women]] but some times couples are just happier with someone who's the same race, nationality, or even religion. It might be a conscious choice of the characters saying that they feel [[TokenMinorityCouple obligated to be together]] because they're both the same. They might feel [[EntitledToHaveYou entitled to be together]] but a white person tries to keep them apart but fails and so we see the strength of their relationship. To emphasis the difference between the white person trying to keep them apart and the black people, the white one is probably blonde. It might be done as a black on black TokenMinorityCouple as the BlackBestFriend TokenBlackFriend making a BetaCouple with another black person.


* In ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'' Chon Wang ends up with Princess Pei-Pei, who are both from China, while Roy O'Bannon ends up with Falling Leaves, who are both from... America.

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* In ''Film/ShanghaiNoon'' Chon Wang ends up with Princess Pei-Pei, who are both from China, while Roy O'Bannon ends up with Falling Leaves, who are both from... America.America (although he's white and she's Native).
** Averted in ''Shanghai Knights'', where Roy and Falling Leaves have broken up, and he develops an attraction to Wang's sister Lin.


* Inverted in ''{{Film/Sayonara}}'' (in contrast to the book, which played it straight). Lloyd Gruver is an American AcePilot with an all-American fiance Eileen. But he falls in love with a Japanese theatre performer called Hana-ogi and, despite several hardships, TheyDo. Eileen meanwhile has MaybeEverAfter with a male Japanese performer.




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* Subverted in ''Cyril's Woodland Quest''. The protagonist Cyril is a red squirrel looking for a mate. At the end of his quest to find one, he comes across three daughters - one of whom is a red squirrel like him, the second is blonde and the third is grey. The red squirrel refuses to get married, and Cyril finds the blonde unpleasant. He makes a connection with the grey and chooses her - which is a big deal, as there is FantasticRacism between red and grey squirrels in this universe.


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* ''Series/PartyOfFive'' - Charlie (white) briefly has a relationship with Grace (black) while he is separated from Kirsten (white). Guess what happens.


* Deconstructed in ''Film/TheWorldOfSuzieWong''. The WhiteMaleLead falls for a Hong Kong prostitute, but also gets courted by a wealthy English banker's daughter. The latter is shocked when she finds out about the other pairing and believes she is the 'right' one for him. She even gets her father to blackmail him into dating her. But at the end of the day Robert loves Suzie and no one else.

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* Deconstructed in ''Film/TheWorldOfSuzieWong''. The WhiteMaleLead falls for a Hong Kong prostitute, but also gets courted by a wealthy English banker's daughter. The latter is shocked when she finds out about the other pairing and believes she is the 'right' one for him. She even gets her father to blackmail him into dating her. But at the end of the day day, Robert loves Suzie and no one else.



* The ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Snitch" has an African man married to a couple of African women and a white one. In the end of the episode it's just him and his black wife.

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* The ''Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit'' episode "Snitch" has an African man married to a couple of African women and a white one. In At the end of the episode episode, it's just him and his black wife.



* Season 8 of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' has an episode where Connor, who's black, helps get KC and Clare, who are white, together. In gratitude the writers give him a black girl as admirer. It's like when Liberty (black) is rejected by Sean but in the end she finds out that his black friend likes her.

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* Season 8 of ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' has an episode where Connor, who's black, helps get KC and Clare, who are white, together. In gratitude gratitude, the writers give him a black girl as admirer. It's like when Liberty (black) is rejected by Sean Sean, but in the end she finds out that his black friend likes her.



** [[ReallyGetsAround Joe]] tries to hook his friend [[ButtMonkey Danny]] (white) with [[JadeColoredGlasses Sarah]] (black), whom he essentially picked arbitrarily from a crowd. Danny declines interest, since he hadn't gotten over his recent break-up. Joe claims that Danny's just racist. Shortly thereafter Danny meets [[GamerChick Amber]] (white), and has a thought-bubble vision of Joe calling him a racist again. When Joe actually meets Amber, he's more concerned with the fact that she just happens to look uncannily similar to Danny's ex.

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** [[ReallyGetsAround Joe]] tries to hook his friend [[ButtMonkey Danny]] (white) with [[JadeColoredGlasses Sarah]] (black), whom he essentially picked arbitrarily from a crowd. Danny declines interest, since he hadn't gotten over his recent break-up. Joe claims that Danny's just racist. Shortly thereafter thereafter, Danny meets [[GamerChick Amber]] (white), and has a thought-bubble vision of Joe calling him a racist again. When Joe actually meets Amber, he's more concerned with the fact that she just happens to look uncannily similar to Danny's ex.



* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's "Fifty Shades of Green/Booze Your Own Adventure" series, they note that their two main sources for this project, ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey,'' have a white couple in a LoveTriangle with an "Ethnic Third Wheel." For [[Literature/ViridianSaga their own book]], they make this character Indian, partly because they're Indophiles and also because [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Necronomicon could have conceivably ended up in India]].

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* In WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's "Fifty Shades of Green/Booze Your Own Adventure" series, they note that their two main sources for this project, ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' and ''Literature/FiftyShadesOfGrey,'' have a white couple in a LoveTriangle with an "Ethnic Third Wheel." Wheel". For [[Literature/ViridianSaga their own book]], they make this character Indian, partly because they're Indophiles and also because [[ItMakesSenseInContext the Necronomicon could have conceivably ended up in India]]. India.]]



* This is thoroughly explored on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when a new girl comes to the school and is the only black female student (in the same year as the main characters anyway). She and Kyle share a mutual crush but Cartman insists on pushing her together with Token since Token and the black girl, Nichole, are the only ones at the school of their race and gender. At the end of the episode Kyle ends up alone since Nichole is with Token. Cartman even points out that the only two Latino students in the school are dating as proof, but it turns out that Cartman had been responsible for them getting together as well.
** Then it was played for laughs when Cartman's cupid set him up with someone "like" him, an [[AbhorrentAdmirer ugly and fat girl with halitosis]].

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* This is thoroughly explored on ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' when a new girl comes to the school and is the only black female student (in the same year as the main characters anyway). She and Kyle share a mutual crush but Cartman insists on pushing her together with Token since Token and the black girl, Nichole, are the only ones at the school of their race and gender. At the end of the episode episode, Kyle ends up alone since Nichole is with Token. Cartman even points out that the only two Latino students in the school are dating as proof, but it turns out that Cartman had been responsible for them getting together as well.
** Then it was played for laughs when Cartman's cupid set him up with someone "like" him, an [[AbhorrentAdmirer ugly and fat girl with halitosis]].halitosis.]]



* On ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', [[TroubledButCute Duncan]] (white) was with [[WellExcuseMePrincess Courtney]] (Hispanic) but cheats on her with [[PerkyGoth Gwen]] (also white), with whom he ends up when Courtney finds out and dumps him. Particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} because Courtney then falls for Alejandro, the only other Hispanic character on the show. (Though to be fair, he's only interested in Asian [[AlphaBitch Heather]], [[spoiler:who ultimately rejects him]]).

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* On ''WesternAnimation/TotalDrama'', [[TroubledButCute Duncan]] (white) was with [[WellExcuseMePrincess Courtney]] (Hispanic) but cheats on her with [[PerkyGoth Gwen]] (also white), with whom he ends up when Courtney finds out and dumps him. Particularly JustForFun/{{egregious}} because Courtney then falls for Alejandro, the only other Hispanic character on the show. (Though to be fair, he's only interested in Asian [[AlphaBitch Heather]], [[spoiler:who ultimately rejects him]]).him (for the season, anyway)]]).


* A fantasy universe example: In ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'', Fynn, the [[{{Hobbits}} Prum]] captain of the Loki Familia, is a person who works to restore his race's pride. Because of this he naturally prefers dating another Prum instead of Tiona, an {{Amazon|ianBeauty}} who is utterly smitten with him. [[spoiler: [[HopelessSuitor He eventually decides to propose to Lilly, the only other Prum in the cast, who rejects him in favor of Bell, a human. He then tries to have a duel with Bell (who is badly outmatched) to settle it, but is forced to flee from Tione's advances before he could do so.]]]]

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* A fantasy universe example: In ''LightNovel/IsItWrongToTryToPickUpGirlsInADungeon'', Fynn, the [[{{Hobbits}} Prum]] captain of the Loki Familia, is a person who works to restore his race's pride. Because of this he naturally prefers dating another Prum instead of Tiona, an {{Amazon|ianBeauty}} who is utterly smitten with him. [[spoiler: [[HopelessSuitor He eventually decides to propose to Lilly, the only other Prum in the cast, who rejects him in favor of Bell, a human. He then tries to have a duel with Bell (who is badly outmatched) to settle it, but is forced to flee from Tione's Tiona's advances before he could can do so.]]]]



* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s two most persistent [[DatingCatwoman villainous]] {{Love Interest}}s are [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Talia al Ghul]] ([[AmbiguouslyBrown East Asian and/or Arab]]) and Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} (white). The former eventually becomes DaddysLittleVillain after [[spoiler:his death]] while the latter remains in the game.

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* Franchise/{{Batman}}'s two most persistent [[DatingCatwoman villainous]] {{Love Interest}}s are [[MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter Talia al Ghul]] ([[AmbiguouslyBrown East Asian and/or Arab]]) and Comicbook/{{Catwoman}} (white). The former eventually becomes DaddysLittleVillain after [[spoiler:his death]] death,]] while the latter remains in the game.


->''"And they are a perfect match for us... Okay what I mean is one woman is white and the other just happens to be of the African-American persuasion."''

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->''"And they are a perfect match for us... Okay Okay, what I mean is one woman is white and the other just happens to be of the African-American persuasion."''

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