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* Sophia in ''LightNovel/DestructionFlagOtome'' is at least a little in love with her best friend Katarina, but unlike everyone else she seems more interested in getting her to date her older brother Nicol. [[BigBrotherWorship Given how much she thinks of her brother]] that says a ''lot.'' With her advice, Nicol is the only one to manage so successfully get her to accept a girly gift like a necklace by making sure it's not too expensive and resembles one from a story Katarina likes.

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* Sophia in ''LightNovel/DestructionFlagOtome'' ''LightNovel/MyNextLifeAsAVillainessAllRoutesLeadToDoom'' is at least a little in love with her best friend Katarina, but unlike everyone else she seems more interested in getting her to date her older brother Nicol. [[BigBrotherWorship Given how much she thinks of her brother]] that says a ''lot.'' With her advice, Nicol is the only one to manage so successfully get her to accept a girly gift like a necklace by making sure it's not too expensive and resembles one from a story Katarina likes.


* In ''Literature/Middlesex'', this happens with Desdemona and Lefty. Although Lefty was in love with her before she started trying to matchmake for him. It's only during the matchmaking process, however, that the feels start to become more reciprocal.

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* In ''Literature/Middlesex'', ''Literature/{{Middlesex}}'', this happens with Desdemona and Lefty. Although Lefty was in love with her before she started trying to matchmake for him. It's only during the matchmaking process, however, that the feels start to become more reciprocal.


* The Korean manhwa ''Green Boy'' has a more direct spin on this. [[GenkiGirl Ha-Eun]] has a crush on [[BadassBookworm Taejin]], who is already on crushing on [[ActionGirl Jae-in]]. Since Ha-Eun wants to be friends with both Jae-in and Taejin, she happily pushes them both toward each other even as she makes no secret about her crush on Taejin to both of them while assuring them that she'd never act on it because she [[ShipperOnDeck finds them both adorable together]]. The trope is played with, however, when later chapters show that this is partly [[StepfordSmiler a facade]], and she visibly struggles to stifle her GreenEyedMonster the first time she sees them kiss.



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'':
** Marcie trying to set up Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty, while liking Charlie Brown herself.
** Linus trying to set up Charlie Brown and the Little Red-Haired Girl, but turning out to like her himself (unfortunately for Charlie, Linus is way smoother than he is).
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* The Korean manhwa ''Green Boy'' has a more direct spin on this. [[GenkiGirl Ha-Eun]] has a crush on [[BadassBookworm Taejin]], who is already on crushing on [[ActionGirl Jae-in]]. Since Ha-Eun wants to be friends with both Jae-in and Taejin, she happily pushes them both toward each other even as she makes no secret about her crush on Taejin to both of them while assuring them that she'd never act on it because she [[ShipperOnDeck finds them both adorable together]]. The trope is played with, however, when later chapters show that this is partly [[StepfordSmiler a facade]], and she visibly struggles to stifle her GreenEyedMonster the first time she sees them kiss.
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* The legend of the star-crossed lovers Diarmuid and Deirdre in CelticMythology. The valiant and noble warrior Diarmuid is sent by his King to collect the lovely Deirdre, the fairest woman in all Ireland, for her arranged marriage to the King Diarmuid serves. The King explains that he can only trust Diarmuid to be principled enough to ensure the beautiful woman arrives safely, and still a virgin. However, she is less than thrilled at being married off to a man twice her age. Romance begins and the two elope as lovers, enraging the king who sends warriors to track and slay them.

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* The legend of the star-crossed lovers Diarmuid and Deirdre in CelticMythology.Myth/CelticMythology. The valiant and noble warrior Diarmuid is sent by his King to collect the lovely Deirdre, the fairest woman in all Ireland, for her arranged marriage to the King Diarmuid serves. The King explains that he can only trust Diarmuid to be principled enough to ensure the beautiful woman arrives safely, and still a virgin. However, she is less than thrilled at being married off to a man twice her age. Romance begins and the two elope as lovers, enraging the king who sends warriors to track and slay them.



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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'':
** Marcie trying to set up Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty, while liking Charlie Brown herself.
** Linus trying to set up Charlie Brown and the Little Red-Haired Girl, but turning out to like her himself (unfortunately for Charlie, Linus is way smoother than he is).
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* ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'':
** Marcie trying to set up Charlie Brown and Peppermint Patty, while liking Charlie Brown herself.
** Linus trying to set up Charlie Brown and the Little Red-Haired Girl, but turning out to like her himself (unfortunately for Charlie, Linus is way smoother than he is).
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* In ''[[WebOriginal/{{KeitAi}} Keit-Ai]]'', the boy who somehow contacted the [[AlternateUniverse alternate universe]] version of his crush (who's also in love with his own [[AlternateSelf AU self]]) must cooperate with each other to win the hearts of their other selves. However, DRAMA ensues when he and the AU girl fall for each other instead.

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* In ''[[WebOriginal/{{KeitAi}} Keit-Ai]]'', ''WebOriginal/KeitAi'', the boy who somehow contacted the [[AlternateUniverse alternate universe]] version of his crush (who's also in love with his own [[AlternateSelf AU self]]) must cooperate with each other to win the hearts of their other selves. However, DRAMA ensues when he and the AU girl fall for each other instead.



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* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', Coop, a cupid who's job it is to find true love for people, falls in love with his charge, Phoebe.

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* In ''Series/{{Charmed}}'', ''Series/{{Charmed|1998}}'', Coop, a cupid who's job it is to find true love for people, falls in love with his charge, Phoebe.


* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'''s romance subplot, Tifa begins to like Cloud ''more'' when he shows concern for her friend and potential love rival Aerith. It can easily be seen as Tifa appreciating the fact that [[JerkassFacade Cloud]] actually cares about ''somebody'', even if that somebody isn't her. On the other hand, in the exact same situation, Aerith loses affection points for Cloud when he shows concern for Tifa.

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* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'''s romance subplot, Tifa begins to like Cloud ''more'' when he shows concern for her friend and potential love rival Aerith. It can easily be seen as Tifa appreciating the fact that [[JerkassFacade Cloud]] Cloud actually cares about ''somebody'', even if that somebody isn't her. On the other hand, in the exact same situation, Aerith loses affection points for Cloud when he shows concern for Tifa.

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* When the two protagonists of ''Anime/YourName'' are switching bodies, Mitsuha will try to help Taki to get closer to his crush, Miki Okudera, eventually setting up a date between them. However, Mitsuha gradually falls in love with Taki, [[spoiler: even visiting Tokyo in order to wish him good luck, not realizing their time is out of sync.]] Taki on the other hand also falls in love with her, with Miki seeing this when he doesn't seem to be interested in their date.


* [[http://kaceart.tumblr.com/post/159355756737/rowdyholtzy-wheres-the-goofy-teen-comedy-where This]] Tumblr post plays the trope straight.


* On ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', Rudy spends all of Series 4 and the beginning of Series 5 trying to get Jess to go out with Finn. Rudy being Rudy, it's fairly inevitable that he eventually ends up falling for her himself and going to extreme and comical lengths to ensure everyone gets a happy ending. [[spoiler:Making a video of Jess on the loo so that Finn will see her at her most unattractive, accidentally posting it to YouTube instead of texting it to Finn, then knocking her phone into a lake before she can watch - only to have her see it later anyway on someone else's computer, because that's how the Internet works - is actually one of the less disastrous things he does.]] Luckily it all works out... eventually.

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* On ''Series/{{Misfits}}'', Rudy spends all of Series 4 and the beginning of Series 5 trying to get Jess to go out with Finn. Rudy being Rudy, it's fairly inevitable that he eventually ends up falling for her himself and going to extreme and comical lengths to ensure everyone gets a happy ending. [[spoiler:Making a video of Jess on the loo so that Finn will see her at her most unattractive, accidentally posting it to YouTube Website/YouTube instead of texting it to Finn, then knocking her phone into a lake before she can watch - only to have her see it later anyway on someone else's computer, because that's how the Internet works - is actually one of the less disastrous things he does.]] Luckily it all works out... eventually.



* Subverted [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in the sweetest way ever]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''. In [[TheAce Cordelia]] and [[BoisterousBruiser Gregor's]] supports, Gregor develops feelings for Cordelia [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden who has been in love with Chrom for a long time]], but decides to give her tips to win his affections instead. In the S support, however, Cordelia surprises Gregor via declaring her love for ''him'' instead, and [[RelationshipUpgrade they get together]].

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* Subverted [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming in the sweetest way ever]] in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening''.''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'': Subverted. In [[TheAce Cordelia]] and [[BoisterousBruiser Gregor's]] supports, Gregor develops feelings for Cordelia [[UnrequitedTragicMaiden who has been in love with Chrom for a long time]], but decides to give her tips to win his affections instead. In the S support, however, Cordelia surprises Gregor via declaring her love for ''him'' instead, and [[RelationshipUpgrade they get together]].



* ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' has Kotoko Minaduki, who wishes for her best friend, Hikari (the heroine, and main love interest of the protagonist) [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy to finish with her childhood friend of a protagonist]]. Being a solid Type A {{Tsundere}}, she will NOT hesitate giving [[ArmorPiercingSlap Armor Piercing Slaps]] to him if she ever feels he neglects Hikari. Yet the protagonist can woo Kotoko (much to her resistance to her growing feelings for him), leading to this trope, and [[spoiler: a SlapSlapKiss (coming all from Kotoko) CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming on Kotoko's ending, where she and Hikari are in love with the protagonist]].

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* ''Tokimeki Memorial 2'' has Kotoko Minaduki, who wishes for her best friend, Hikari (the heroine, and main love interest of the protagonist) [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy to finish with her childhood friend of a protagonist]]. Being a solid Type A {{Tsundere}}, she will NOT hesitate giving [[ArmorPiercingSlap Armor Piercing Slaps]] to him if she ever feels he neglects Hikari. Yet the protagonist can woo Kotoko (much to her resistance to her growing feelings for him), leading to this trope, and [[spoiler: a SlapSlapKiss (coming all from Kotoko) CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming on Kotoko's ending, where she and Hikari are in love with the protagonist]].


* Rider in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', judging by ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia''. She's clearly pushing Sakura and Shirou together the best she can (very awkward, uncomfortable and dangerous-feeling way) in Heaven's Feel, but in the sequel she's revealed to have something of an attraction to him as well. Oh, and Sakura gets [[{{Yandere}} very]] jealous when Shirou admits that Rider is very beautiful and he likes her. He means it in a completely platonic way, but Sakura's self esteem isn't very good. Interestingly enough, being nice to Rider still gets you Sakura points -- and this includes the scene where Shirou says Rider is pretty.

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* Rider [[spoiler:Rider]] in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'', judging by ''VisualNovel/FateHollowAtaraxia''. She's clearly pushing Sakura and Shirou together the best she can (very awkward, uncomfortable and dangerous-feeling way) in Heaven's Feel, but in the sequel she's revealed to have something of an attraction to him as well. Oh, and Sakura gets [[{{Yandere}} very]] jealous when Shirou admits that Rider [[spoiler:Rider]] is very beautiful and he likes her. He means it in a completely platonic way, but Sakura's self esteem isn't very good. Interestingly enough, being nice to Rider [[spoiler:Rider]] still gets you Sakura points -- and this includes the scene where Shirou says Rider [[spoiler:Rider]] is pretty.


* Ryuji and Taiga of ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' are another example of mutual matchmakers falling for each other. He was trying to help her get Yusaku's affections, whereas she was supporting him with Minori, and one tyhing led to another.

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* Ryuji and Taiga of ''LightNovel/{{Toradora}}'' are another example of mutual matchmakers falling for each other. He was trying to help her get Yusaku's affections, whereas she was supporting him with Minori, and one tyhing thing led to another.

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* Sophia in ''LightNovel/DestructionFlagOtome'' is at least a little in love with her best friend Katarina, but unlike everyone else she seems more interested in getting her to date her older brother Nicol. [[BigBrotherWorship Given how much she thinks of her brother]] that says a ''lot.'' With her advice, Nicol is the only one to manage so successfully get her to accept a girly gift like a necklace by making sure it's not too expensive and resembles one from a story Katarina likes.


* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' has the episode "Sleepover", where it is revealed that Star has unknowingly -- [[SelectiveObliviousness even to herself]] -- developed feelings for Marco over the course of their adventures together, despite her regular attempts to make him and Jackie-Lynn Thomas a couple over the previous season and a half. [[spoiler:Jackie and Marco getting together causes Star to become so jealous that it causes her magic to go haywire at several moments. The second season ends with her admitting her feelings for Marco, while Jackie is in the room no less, before moving back home permanently to Mewni.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'' has the episode "Sleepover", where it is revealed that Star has had unknowingly -- [[SelectiveObliviousness even to herself]] -- developed feelings for Marco over the course of their adventures together, despite her regular attempts to make him and Jackie-Lynn Thomas a couple over the previous season and a half. [[spoiler:Jackie and Marco getting together causes Star to become so jealous that it causes her magic to go haywire at in several moments.episodes. The second season ends with her admitting her feelings for Marco, while Jackie is in the room no less, before moving back home permanently to Mewni.]]


-->-- '''Sain''' towards '''Kent''', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe''

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-->-- '''Sain''' towards '''Kent''', ''VideoGame/FireEmblemElibe''
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* Takeo from ''Manga/MyLoveStory'' tries to hook up his friend Suna with Yamato, however he's fallen for her. He decides to cheer their 'romance' on nevertheless. The problem is Yamato likes ''Takeo'', not Suna, but Takeo is ObliviousToLove. It takes Suna [[GenreSavvy outright telling]] them that the other likes them for the two to become a couple.

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* Takeo from ''Manga/MyLoveStory'' tries to hook up his friend Suna with Yamato, however he's fallen for her. He decides to cheer their 'romance' on nevertheless. The problem is Yamato likes ''Takeo'', not Suna, but Takeo is ObliviousToLove. It takes Suna [[GenreSavvy outright telling]] telling them that the other likes them for the two to become a couple.



* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Played with in "[[Recap/CommunityS4E08HerstoryOfDance Herstory of Dance]]." Shirley and Annie both try and set Abed up with dates, and Abed thinks it will be fun to invoke the TwoTimerDate trope (without telling Shirley, Annie, or the dates). At the beginning of the night, he meets a girl named Rachel at the coat check, who thinks his plan sounds awesome and decides to help. Throughout the night, Rachel and Abed are getting closer, but he fails to notice and accidentally offends her. He goes back to apologize, and admits [[GenreSavvy he really should have noticed]].

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'': Played with in "[[Recap/CommunityS4E08HerstoryOfDance Herstory of Dance]]." Shirley and Annie both try and set Abed up with dates, and Abed thinks it will be fun to invoke the TwoTimerDate trope (without telling Shirley, Annie, or the dates). At the beginning of the night, he meets a girl named Rachel at the coat check, who thinks his plan sounds awesome and decides to help. Throughout the night, Rachel and Abed are getting closer, but he fails to notice and accidentally offends her. He goes back to apologize, and admits [[GenreSavvy he really should have noticed]].noticed.


* The legend of the star-crossed lovers Diarmuid and Deirdre in Irish mythology. The valiant and noble warrior Diarmuid is sent by his King to collect the lovely Deirdre, the fairest woman in all Ireland, for her arranged marriage to the King Diarmuid serves. The King explains that he can only trust Diarmuid to be principled enough to ensure the beautiful woman arrives safely, and still a virgin. However, she is less than thrilled at being married off to a man twice her age. Romance begins and the two elope as lovers, enraging the king who sends warriors to track and slay them.

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* The legend of the star-crossed lovers Diarmuid and Deirdre in Irish mythology.CelticMythology. The valiant and noble warrior Diarmuid is sent by his King to collect the lovely Deirdre, the fairest woman in all Ireland, for her arranged marriage to the King Diarmuid serves. The King explains that he can only trust Diarmuid to be principled enough to ensure the beautiful woman arrives safely, and still a virgin. However, she is less than thrilled at being married off to a man twice her age. Romance begins and the two elope as lovers, enraging the king who sends warriors to track and slay them.



** This was later incorporated wholesale into the Arthurian mythos as the tale of Tristan and Isolde. Here, the added twist is that hearing of her revulsion for King Mark of Cornwall, Tristan acquires a love potion, which with the best of intentions he intends using on her to make her fall in love with Mark. But she deftly ensures Tristan drinks it so he falls in love with her...

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** This was later incorporated wholesale into the [[Myth/KingArthur Arthurian mythos mythos]] as the tale of Tristan and Isolde. Here, the added twist is that hearing of her revulsion for King Mark of Cornwall, Tristan acquires a love potion, which with the best of intentions he intends using on her to make her fall in love with Mark. But she deftly ensures Tristan drinks it so he falls in love with her...

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