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* Comes up in the ''Musical/{{Wicked}}'' fanfic ''Fanfic/TheLandOfWhatMightHaveBeen''; when Elphaba is briefly stuck with only Dorothy for company after the Ruby Slippers are stolen by the creature known as the Hellion, Elphaba grudgingly acknowledges that it's hard to actually ''hate'' Dorothy, considering that her only 'crime' was relative naiveté rather than genuine malice.


* The titular character of ''ComicStrip/BigNate'' has both a romantic and nonromantic version of this with the Belarus exchange student Artur. Nate's disdain for Artur comes from three main sources: Artur is dating Jenny (whom Nate has crushed on for years), [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Artur is a better chessplayer than Nate]] (beforehand, Nate was pretty much the best in his school, even beating his more intelligent friend Francis) and [[BornLucky Artur's good luck]] compared to [[ButtMonkey Nate's]] [[CosmicPlaything bad luck.]] Despite all of this, Artur is just so sweet and nice, that Nate can't find it in himself to hate Artur. In fact, Artur has a high opinion and trust in Nate which makes Nate even more unable to hate Artur. Ultimately, Nate has Artur's back and considers him his friend.

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* The titular character of ''ComicStrip/BigNate'' has both a romantic and nonromantic version of this with the Belarus Belarusian exchange student Artur. Nate's disdain for Artur comes from three main sources: Artur is dating Jenny (whom Nate has crushed on for years), years, though recently has moved on), [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Artur is a better chessplayer than Nate]] (beforehand, Nate was pretty much the best in his school, even beating his more intelligent friend Francis) and [[BornLucky Artur's good luck]] compared to [[ButtMonkey Nate's]] [[CosmicPlaything bad luck.]] Despite all of this, Artur is just so sweet and nice, that Nate can't find it in himself to hate Artur. In fact, Artur has a high opinion and trust in of Nate and values his judgment a great deal which makes Nate even more unable to hate Artur. Ultimately, Nate has Artur's back and considers him his friend.


* WesternAnimation/AdventureTime's episode "I Remember You". When the Ice King shows up at Marceline's apartment, she seems frustrated and annoyed. Over the course of the episode it becomes clear that despite herself, she actually cares for him. [[spoiler: Its because he used to care for when she was a little girl, before the crown took away his memory and sanity.]]

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* WesternAnimation/AdventureTime's episode "I Remember You". When the Ice King shows up at Marceline's apartment, she seems frustrated and annoyed. Over the course of the episode it becomes clear that that, despite herself, she actually cares for him. [[spoiler: Its It's because [[ParentalSubstitute he used to care for her when she was a little girl, girl]], before the crown took away his memory and sanity.]]]] It's the realization that [[spoiler:he used the crown despite fully knowing its effects in order to protect her from danger]] that allows her to accept him back into her life.
** Other characters, mainly Finn, also gain this feeling towards the Ice King when they learn that [[spoiler:he's basically an old man with dementia]].


* In ''Literature/HarryPotter,'' there's a low-key version between [[TheHero Harry]] and [[LovableJock Cedric]], who's not only in competition with Harry, but winds up dating the girl that Harry has a crush on. The thing is, Cedric is so legitimately nice that Harry can't think of much but "that dumb pretty boy could have given me a ''better'' hint on how to win the next part of the game."

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* In ''Literature/HarryPotter,'' ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire,'' there's a low-key version between [[TheHero Harry]] and [[LovableJock Cedric]], who's not only in competition with Harry, Harry in the Triwizard Tournament, but winds up dating the girl that whom Harry has a crush on. The thing is, Cedric is so legitimately nice that Harry can't think of much but "that dumb pretty boy could have given me a ''better'' hint on how to win the next part of the game."


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* In ''Fanfic/PokemonResetBloodlines'', Misty feels this way towards Iris. On one hand, she wasn't very happy with Ash's decision to include her in their group without asking her first (especially since Iris tried to kill her thinking she'd hurt her Axew), and she doesn't like how Iris and Ash are becoming so close so quickly. On the other hand, after knowing her full story, Misty grows to genuinely like Iris and wants to help her with her problems.


* The titular character of ''ComicStrip/BigNate'' has both a romantic and nonromantic version of this with the Belarus exchange student Artur. Nate's disdain for Artur comes from three main sources: Artur is dating Jenny (whom Nate has crushed on for years), [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Artur is a better chessplayer than Nate]] (beforehand, Nate was pretty much the best in his school, even beating his more intelligent friend Francis) and [[BornLucky Artur's good luck]] compared to [[ButtMonkey Nate's]] [[CosmicPlaything bad luck.]] Despite this, he considers Artur a friend and even admits that he does like him, even doing the right thing for him when it matters.
--> ''Nate'': I like Artur okay. But it's sort of annoying how nothing ever goes wrong for him.

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* The titular character of ''ComicStrip/BigNate'' has both a romantic and nonromantic version of this with the Belarus exchange student Artur. Nate's disdain for Artur comes from three main sources: Artur is dating Jenny (whom Nate has crushed on for years), [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Artur is a better chessplayer than Nate]] (beforehand, Nate was pretty much the best in his school, even beating his more intelligent friend Francis) and [[BornLucky Artur's good luck]] compared to [[ButtMonkey Nate's]] [[CosmicPlaything bad luck.]] Despite all of this, he Artur is just so sweet and nice, that Nate can't find it in himself to hate Artur. In fact, Artur has a high opinion and trust in Nate which makes Nate even more unable to hate Artur. Ultimately, Nate has Artur's back and considers Artur a friend and even admits that he does like him, even doing the right thing for him when it matters.
his friend.
--> ''Nate'': '''Nate''': I like Artur okay. But it's sort of annoying how nothing ever goes wrong for him.


* From ''Manga/SpiritCircle'', this is how Kouko feels towards Fuuta. In their past lives, Fuuta's preincarnation Fortuna single-handedly caused a great disaster for his own purposes. Kouko, who remembered that past life, vowed to destroy Fortuna's soul so that [[DeaderThanDead he would never eve nreincarnate again]]. However, present day Fuuta is such a NiceGuy that she feels conflicted about it.

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* From ''Manga/SpiritCircle'', this is how Kouko feels towards Fuuta. In their past lives, Fuuta's preincarnation Fortuna single-handedly caused a great disaster for his own purposes. Kouko, who remembered that past life, vowed to destroy Fortuna's soul so that [[DeaderThanDead he would never eve nreincarnate even reincarnate again]]. However, present day Fuuta is such a NiceGuy that she feels conflicted about it.


* During the confrontation with Leo in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates: Birthright'', his brewing anger from brief earlier encounters boils over, with him ranting at [[PlayerCharacter Corrin]] that he always resented him/her for being Xander's favorite child and having Camilla spend more time doting on them. After the fight, [[spoiler:he cracks and admits it was all a lie; while he was certainly jealous at times, he could never ''hate'' Corrin, and was saying those things to try and psyche himself up to kill them - and failed.]]

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* During the confrontation with Leo in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates: Birthright'', his brewing anger from brief earlier encounters boils over, with him ranting at [[PlayerCharacter Corrin]] that he always resented him/her for being Xander's favorite child sibling and having Camilla spend more time doting on them. After the fight, [[spoiler:he cracks and admits it was all a lie; while he was certainly jealous at times, he could never ''hate'' Corrin, and was saying those things to try and psyche himself up to kill them - and failed.]]


* During the confrontation with Leo in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates: Birthright'', his brewing anger from brief earlier encounters boils over, with him ranting at [[PlayerCharacter Corrin]] that he always resented him/her for being Xander's older child and having Camilla spend more time doting on them. After the fight, [[spoiler:he cracks and admits it was all a lie; while he was certainly jealous at times, he could never ''hate'' Corrin, and was saying those things to try and psyche himself up to kill them - and failed.]]

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* During the confrontation with Leo in ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates: Birthright'', his brewing anger from brief earlier encounters boils over, with him ranting at [[PlayerCharacter Corrin]] that he always resented him/her for being Xander's older favorite child and having Camilla spend more time doting on them. After the fight, [[spoiler:he cracks and admits it was all a lie; while he was certainly jealous at times, he could never ''hate'' Corrin, and was saying those things to try and psyche himself up to kill them - and failed.]]


* At the end of a ''Series/GoodTimes'' two-parter, the gang member that shot JJ was let free due to lack of proof he pulled the trigger. As the gangster's mother arrives outside the courtroom, he starts to gloat about getting off. [[ArmorPiercingSlap She slaps him,]] telling him that she hates him and basically disowns him on the spot, even as it's clear it hurts her as much as it does him. Devastated, he spots James and Florida and asks if James wants to him him, too. James begs off. As he leaves, James turns to Flordia asks how [[AlasPoorVillain he can feel so sorry]] for the man who shot his son.

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* At the end of a ''Series/GoodTimes'' two-parter, the gang member that shot JJ was let free due to lack of proof he pulled the trigger. As the gangster's mother arrives outside the courtroom, he starts to gloat about getting off. off. [[ArmorPiercingSlap She slaps him,]] telling him that she hates him and basically disowns him on the spot, even as it's clear it hurts her as much as it does him. him. Devastated, he spots James and Florida and asks if James wants to hit him him, too. too. James begs off. off. As he leaves, James turns to Flordia asks how [[AlasPoorVillain he can feel so sorry]] for the man who shot his son.

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* At the end of a ''Series/GoodTimes'' two-parter, the gang member that shot JJ was let free due to lack of proof he pulled the trigger. As the gangster's mother arrives outside the courtroom, he starts to gloat about getting off. [[ArmorPiercingSlap She slaps him,]] telling him that she hates him and basically disowns him on the spot, even as it's clear it hurts her as much as it does him. Devastated, he spots James and Florida and asks if James wants to him him, too. James begs off. As he leaves, James turns to Flordia asks how [[AlasPoorVillain he can feel so sorry]] for the man who shot his son.


* Korra feels this way toward Asami in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.
** Later when Mako is caring for Korra like he would a girlfriend, despite ''still'' being in a relationship with Asami, Asami doesn't hate Korra for anything. Mako, on the other hand, she does blame.
*** Ironically, Korra and Asami ultimately [[spoiler:end up [[WordOfGay together]].]]

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Korra feels this way toward Asami in ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra''.
despite her theoretically being a rival for Mako's affection. They bond over driving fast cars and fighting alongside each other.
** Later when Mako is caring for Korra like he would a girlfriend, despite ''still'' being in a relationship with Asami, Asami doesn't hate Korra for anything. Mako, on the other hand, she does blame.
*** Ironically,
blame.
** Given their amicable relationship, despite Mako being a romantic contention, perhaps it's no surprise
Korra and Asami ultimately [[spoiler:end up [[WordOfGay together]].]]together]]


* On ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Heloise begins dating Peep to [[OperationJealousy make Jimmy jealous]]. It works, but to her suprise Jimmy and Peep hit it off quite well on non-Heloise topics.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', Heloise begins dating Peep to [[OperationJealousy make Jimmy jealous]]. It works, but to her suprise surprise Jimmy and Peep hit it off quite well on non-Heloise topics.topics.
* Even after [[spoiler: Marco and Jackie]] start dating on ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'', [[spoiler:Star]] still tries to be good friends with [[spoiler:Jackie]], even trying to make sure [[spoiler:Jackie]] doesn't feel left out when invited to a concert with her and [[spoiler:Marco]].

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