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1* ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'' fanfic ''[[à Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità]]'': [[{{Tsundere}} England]] claimed this much to his frustration. Not that he wasn't happy for Germany, Italy, and Japan of course.²-->"The three of you are idiots." Face-palm. "The choice should be obvious."\²England shook his head. "I saw this coming from a mile away. I always knew you three were too close to be just friends." He stomped his foot. "I KNEW IT!"²* An astonishing number of ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' fanfics apply this trope to [[HeterosexualLifePartners Stan and Kyle]].²* ''Fanfic/AdviceAndTrust'':²** Subverted. Shinji and Asuka used to be unable to see it, but in the beginning of the fic they at last realized each other's feelings. However they are keeping their relationship secret out of fear to be separated, so that they pretend they are still stuck in that phase, and everyone believe they can not see it despite of it being obvious.²*** Misato particularly thinks it is painfully obvious but they are oblivious and she must help them to realize it.²** Played straight with Touji/Hikari. Asuka lampshades the absurdity of it and Shinji points out what they were doing the same thing.²--->''Asuka told him about Hikari’s raging crush on Touji. She’d been only slightly surprised when Shinji mentioned Touji’s matching infatuation with the petite Class Rep that he thought no one knew about. Asuka had laughed at the foolishness of the two of them liking each other but failing to see it was mutual, just dancing around each other for months… until Shinji had given her a smirk and a stare.''²* ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Everyone could see that there was something between Shinji and Asuka… but Shinji and Asuka themselves. Hikari lampshades it:²-->'''Hikari''': “There is something going on! I knew you two cared about each other! Everyone could see it!”²* ''Fanfic/TheChildOfLove'': Subverted. Most characters like Hikari think it is evident to everyone Asuka and Shinji like each other, but other characters like Misato do not realize Asuka’s feelings towards Shinji go beyond friendship.²* ''Manga/{{Evangelion 303}}'': The only ones did not realize what was going between Shinji and Asuka were Shinji and Asuka themselves (up to the chapter 5).²* ''FanFic/FracturesATLA'': Sokka muses to himself that everyone can see Aang and Katara's blossoming romance.²* ''Fanfic/GhostsOfEvangelion'': Asuka refuses to believe that Shinji likes her... until Touji and Hikari inform her that EVERYONE thinks he's in love with her.²-->'''Hikari:''' Shinji confessed to her this morning.\²'''Touji:''' And that's bad?\²'''Hikari:''' She doesn't think he means it. She thinks it's an act or something, to make sure the doesn't cause anyone any trouble.\²'''Asuka:''' That's exactly it! If you could only see the way he acts toward me...\²'''Touji:''' Uh, Soryu... Look, you know I'm not exactly your biggest fan and all, but I think you're kinda off base here.\²'''Asuka:''' Then you're an idiot.\²'''Touji:''' No, seriously, what you're saying doesn't make sense. I spend more time with the guy than anyone, apart from you I guess, and he never talks about you embarrassing him or anything. He just wants to make you happy.\²'''Asuka:''' Of course he does. If he makes me happy he'll get praise, and then he'll feel like he's worth a damn. Same old Shinji.\²'''Hikari:''' Asuka, that's a really cynical way to look at it.\²'''Asuka:''' What are you talking about?\²'''Hikari:''' Well, it's true that he's always a little concerned or upset when he's talking about you, since that's just the way you two are... but even so, when he talks about something good that happened between you two his face just lights up, like he--\²'''Touji:''' Yeah! He'll get this stupid grin on his face, like he's the happiest guy on Earth.\²'''Asuka:''' That's... that's insane. You guys are just defending him!\²'''Touji:''' You think it's just us?\²'''Hikari:''' Everyone knows about it. It's, ah... it's kinda obvious.\²'''Asuka:''' No, he's just... I mean, it's Shinji, he... Everyone?\²'''Hikari:''' Well...²* In the ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' fanfic series ''{{Fanfic/Heirverse}}'', Rangiku, the Rumor mill, Kyouka and Shinsou know hell Yamamoto probably knew Aizen and Gin were in love before they accepted it.²* ''Fanfic/{{HERZ}}'': In the past Shinji and Asuka were unable to realize each other’s feelings in spite that everyone else did. That blindness nearly caused the end of the world and nearly [[spoiler:got them killed several years before the beginning of the story.]]²* It seems like [[ this]] ''VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog'' FanFic applies this to Iltinis and Amy.²* ''Fanfic/TheOneILoveIs'': Everyone could see Asuka liked Shinji and vice versa. Everyone but Shinji, of course. When Hikari told Asuka liked him and she believed that they were a couple he was genuinely shocked.²* ''Fanfic/TheSecondTry'': Humorously inverted in this PeggySue fic. The rest of the cast assume this is the case with Asuka and Shinji. However, no one has any idea that, not only are they a couple, but [[spoiler:they are also lovers, have been married for over 5 years, and raised a child together]].²* In ''Fanfic/WalkingInTheShadowOfDreams'', Shinji says nobody back in high school would have seen Asuka and him getting together. Touji replies EVERYONE saw it but the two of them.²* As ShipToShipCombat is averted in the ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'' fandom, {{Fanon}} will have Doc and Zach taking this route when it comes to [[FanPreferredCouple Shane and Niko]].²* Tom Sawyer practically invokes this trope by name when trying to help his friend who just CannotSpitItOut in ''FanFic/ThePrivateDiaryOfElizabethQuatermain''.²* ''Tales of the Frog Princess, Confessions of a Vampire Prince'': Ben and Andy. Oh GOD, Ben and Andy. (No, Andy is not a guy!) Garrid begins to have his suspicions, and it's revealed towards the end that Ginny and Gwen, the twins, saw it too.²* The canon Everyone Can See It scenes for America and England are Taken UpToEleven in {{fanfiction}}; just ''try'' and find an {{UST}}-heavy America/England fanfic that doesn't portray them as practically the only ones in the world who don't realize that they're in love with each other with every single other character either [[LampshadeHanging commenting on this]] or trying to [[ShipperOnDeck push them]] into resolving their [[BelligerentSexualTension BST]] for once and for all. One example is ''FanFic/YouCantTakeTheSkyAwayFromMe'', in which even children and people who've chatted with just ''one'' of them for all of two minutes pick up on America and England's feelings for each other.²** Additionally, while America/England is easily the pairing that gets this treatment the most in fanfic, it's hardly the only one; there are a ''lot'' of fanfics where either Romano fervently denies that he has feelings for Spain and everyone else whispers "{{tsundere}}" behind his back, Germany says that he's JustFriends with Italy and everyone else wishes they would just get together ''already'', or Japan insists that he never had sex with Greece and everyone else goes "Riiiight." That's not even all the pairing examples; to list every one of them would essentially be listing every single APH pairing that has at least one member being {{Tsundere}} or ObliviousToLove.²* All over the place in the ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' and ''Manga/XxxHolic'' [[AlternateUniverseFic fanfic]] ''Fanfic/{{Freefall}}'', for at least three different pairings.²* In ''WesternAnimation/BuzzLightyearOfStarCommand'' fic ''Fanfic/{{One Hundred Days|BuzzLightyear}}'', it seems that even the bad guys can tell that Buzz Lightyear and Mira Nova are made for each other.²* In the ''FanFic/TamersForeverSeries'', the only person blind enough not to notice Takato's "secret" crush on Rika, is [[ObliviousToLove Rika herself]].²* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' fanfic ''Fanfic/GuideMeHome'': Pretty much the whole Southern Water Tribe team can see how Hakoda and Ursa feel for each other a mile away in Qwi-Xux's fanfic.²* {{Fanon}} causes almost ''every'' [[Manga/{{Naruto}} NaruHina]] fic to treat [[ShrinkingViolet Hinata's]] crush on [[ObliviousToLove Naruto]] like this. In canon, only Hinata's teacher Kurenai is really observant enough to realize that Hinata has feelings for Naruto and Sakura (one of the characters in fanfics who most often facepalms at how clueless Naruto is about it) while Sakura never really realized it until later [[spoiler:after Hinata nearly sacrificed her life to save Naruto from Pain]].²* In ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Toward the World's End'', just about every single character other than themselves can see how Arthur feels about Nanoha. Jokes abound about "Lovers Intunition" between the two, and it is hinted that Nanoha even returns Arthur's feelings, except of course, just as she can't see his, he can't see hers.²* In ''FanFic/WhiteDevilOfTheMoon'', there was a betting pool on when Fate would confess to Nanoha. Amy Harlaown won. And in an ''omake'' Hayate was pissed cause if they had waited two more weeks ''she'' would have won.²* In ''Fanfic/KiraSweetheart'' Misa and Rem notice how close L and Light are before they do (or are willing to admit it): ²-->'''Rem:''' I take it that Kira ''means something'' to you, human.²-->'''L:''' Yes... Kira is the one I am sworn to defeat.²-->'''Rem:''' No. He means more to you than that. You're just like Misa.²-->'''L:''' ''WHAT?''²-->'''Rem:''' When she thinks of him it makes her cheeks go all red too.²* ''FanFic/RainboomsAndRoyalty'' has Rainbow Dash's crush on Shining Armor.²* In ''Film/{{The Avengers|2012}}'' fandom, it would be easier to list Steve/Tony fanfics that ''don't'' contain this trope. Steve and Tony are always the last Avengers to know how much they want each other. A very common ending to stories in which those two get together is money changing hands among the rest of the Avengers. Other pairings get this as well, but not to the same extent it seems like.²* Played with in ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfTime'', as [[WesternAnimation/SherlockHolmesInTheTwentySecondCentury Beth Lestrade]] is very aware of her feelings for Literature/SherlockHolmes and quickly confides in [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E10Blink Sally Sparrow]]. Ironically, the Great Detective seems to be the only one who can't see that Beth is in love with him -- indeed, is quite uncertain of his own feelings for her. [[MasterOfTheMixedMessage His actions make that painfully clear]].²* This trope comes up in In ''FanFic/TheFledglingYear'', in which Cor and Aravis continually [[CannotSpitItOut refuse to admit their feelings for each other]], while Cor’s UnwantedHarem drifts around in the background, not wanting to come between them, and [[ShipperOnDeck Hana]] actually rebukes Aravis for even suggesting that anyone besides herself marry Cor.²* Used in the ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Hunger Games]]'' fanfic ''Fanfic/SomeSemblanceOfMeaning''. While [[BrokenAce Obsidian]] isn't nearly as ObliviousToLove as [[TheIngenue Vale]], there's still a long list of people who realized his feelings for Vale long before he did: his fellow Careers, [[TheSneakyGuy Phlox]], [[ShipperOnDeck Vale's little sister Laurel]], Caesar Flickerman...²* In the ''Film/StarTrek2009'' fanfic ''Fanfic/WrittenInTheStars'', Fem!Kirk and Spock fall in love...and then find out that the rest of the crew were holding a ''betting pool'' over how long it would take them to get together. [[spoiler: Uhura won.]]²* ''FanFic/TheGodEmpressOfPonykind'' has Shining Armor and Cadence. Celestia picks up on their crushes right away, and in the last chapter Twilight casually asks them when they're going out. Even [[NoSocialSkills Luna]] is able to pick up on their feelings when she speaks with Cadence in ''The Warmistress Of Equestria'' and actively encourages Cadence to pursue Shining.²* ''FanFic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Loki/Sif. Even {{Amicable Ex|es}} Thor (for Sif) and Fandral can see it -- and ship it. They themselves are aware of their feelings for each other, but Loki's density and obliviousness to Sif's feelings for him, along Sif's lack of patience for said density are why they aren't together yet. It gets to the point where the post-script of a letter from a future Harry contains a rather irritable exhortation for Loki to open his damn eyes, and [[spoiler: Fandral literally forces them to kiss]].²** There's also Harry and Carol. By the time ''Ghosts of the Past'' starts, literally everyone, even people (or monsters) who met them five minutes before, can tell that they're more than JustFriends. Harry, though, sums up their mutual response in a short speech on the JustFriends quotes page - in brief, they both admit that they love each other, and more than platonically, but they also know that they're ''not'' ready to go further because both of them have ''epic'' issues and if they do get together, they want it to be because they're ready for it. [[spoiler: Which they do, in chapter 46]].²* ''FanFic/{{Pretender}}'' has Robin/Frederick, all the Shephards with the exception of [[ObliviousToLove Chrom]] (and he eventually finds out as well) that Frederick has feelings for Robin and think they should get together. Although Frederick doesn't act upon his feelings at first because of Robin's feelings for Chrom. ²* ''FanFic/MirrorsImage'': Everyone can see Prince Blueblood's crush on Twilight Sparkle. Everyone except Twilight Sparkle, that is.²* Thundercracker and Skywarp from ''Rewrite the Stars,'' part of the ''Fanfic/ThundercrackersGlory'' series. Glory sees it and [[ShipperOnDeck immediately sets about trying to get them to admit it]]. It's implied that Megatron and Soundwave know too, but don't care so long as they aren't neglecting their duties in the process.²* In ''Fanfic/HuntingSeries'' Dean and Neo being oblivious to each other in highschool, while Bobby, John and everybody else already knows. ²* ''FanFic/TheEquestrianWindMage'': By Season 2, it's obvious to everyone that Vaati and Luna are infatuated with each other. However, both are hesitant to act on their feelings, especially Vaati, who can't quite get around what he perceives as beastiality.²* ''Fanfic/WeissReacts'': It's blatantly clear that Weiss and Ruby have feelings for each other from the first chapter. Weiss refuses to admit it until the Music Festival arc. But [[TheBigDamnKiss when]] she [[OfficialCouple does....]]²** ''Fanfic/LucinaReacts'': Lucina and Robin clearly have feelings for each other from the get-go as well, to the extent that even Robin's daughter Morgan is sure Lucina is her mother. However, they do not confess until [[spoiler: ''Cordelia'', of all people, forces them to by giving them a TheReasonYouSuckSpeech.]]²* Larissa and Sofia from ''[[Fanfic/TheSurprisingAdventuresOfAGlaceonInUnova The Glaceon and the Shadow]]'' go through a whole lot of LesYay over the course of their friendship, so by the time they finally realize their feelings for each other and have TheBigDamnKiss, it's a running gag that no-one they tell is in the least bit surprised.²* In ''Fanfic/FairyWithoutWings'' Kalina, Lucy, Mirajane and possibly even Jellal are already jumping on board with noticing that Lelouch and Erza might think of each other as more than [[BlatantLies Just]] [[JustFriends Friends]].²* In the ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'' fandom, most [[FoeYay Shizaya]] fan fics apply this trope, with varying degrees. Honestly, it'd be easier to list all the ones that ''don't''.²* In ''Fanfic/MasterPokemon'', Ash and Latias. They're clearly smitten with one another, though neither of them has sufficient relationship knowledge to actually notice for quite some time. Everyone else considers it blindingly obvious.²* In the Artemis Fowl/Avengers crossover ''Thrower of the Dart'', Artemis and Holly may not have worked out what their feelings are for each other, but everyone else who sees them together has figured it out. This includes the Avengers, who at the time they figured it out had known Artemis for about a day and Holly for less than an hour.²* Several of their companions take a decidedly mirthful view of the fact that they're all very aware that [[VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins Alistair]] is hopelessly smitten with Elissa in ''FanFic/ShadowAndRose''. ²* ''FanFic/HotspringSouls'': It's ''painfully obvious'' that the Chosen Undead and Rhea have a thing for each other. Even Garl Vinland, ''who they've just met'', points this out. [[ShipperOnDeck Solaire]] even goes so far as to make it his personal "mission" to get the two to hook up.²* Played with in ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' in ''[[ Shifting Desires]]''. When Andi claims that Harry and Molly are "a thing", on the basis that she saw them snuggling together, Georgia is skeptical - not because she thinks the idea is ''unlikely'', but because they've always shared that level of physical intimacy. ²* Subverted in the ''Manga/YuGiOh'' fic ''[[ Late Night BlueEyes]]''. Seto's 11-year-old younger brother knows - even before Kisara and Seto start dating - that they're attracted to each other, but not because the two are obviously affectionate. (In fact, they're quite the opposite.) He knows because the number of people Seto voluntarily spends time with is just that few. ²* ''Fanfic/NeonGenesisEvangelionGenocide'': When Shinji under duress publicly admits to Asuka that he cares about her, Asuka is rendered speechless, and can only gather herself enough to wonder "He cares?" out loud. Hikari nonchalantly responds that it was always rather obvious.²* ''Fanfic/ChildrenOfAnElderGod'': Everyone knew what Shinji and Asuka were falling for each other. However Shinji kept saying "It isn't like that!" and Asuka kept protesting "He's just a friend!" whenever someone brought the subject up, until they got together.²* ''FanFic/MidnightStarTheFrozenEmpire'': Everyone can see Sky Slicer really likes Copper Spark. Even Copper Spark himself grows to like Sky Back. However, when Copper starts showing he's willing to reciprocate, she acts belligerent and tries to put him down every time. He's thankfully willing to wait as long as it takes for her to realize how she really feels, though it takes Copper nearly dying for her to go through with it. In the epilogue, they finally get married two months after Midnight and Wind Slicer do.²* A lot of the 2016 ''Film/{{Ghostbusters|2016}}'' fics seem to involve everyone in the world having realized that Erin and Holtzmann have fallen madly in love with each other except for two people. Those two people being Erin and/or Holtzmann themselves. ²* In the ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' fanfic "[[ Aftermath of [=WannaWeep=]]]", nearly everyone thought Kim and Ron would be a couple and wonder why they don't go out. Even Tara and Josh, who are going out with Ron and Kim respectively, believed they should be together.²* ''FanFic/{{Rules}}'': Elijah/L and Lily. The UnresolvedSexualTension between them is so strong that their respective best friends, Light and Charlie, who ''hate'' each other, try to get along for their sakes, because they know their relationship is an inevitability. [[spoiler:Ironically, this leads to Light and Charlie becoming a couple before they do]].²* ''FanFic/TheMonkeyDHaruSeries'': Haru (Harry) and Ginny gradually develop feelings for each other over the course of ''Chamber of Secrets'' and ''Prisoner of Azkaban'', and are only an "unofficial" couple because they're simply too young for that sort of relationship yet. ²* In ''[[Fanfic/SkyholdAcademyYearbook Skyhold Academy]]'', everyone is very much aware that [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Cullen]] is crazy about Evvy even if he CannotSpitItOut. For some of their colleagues, it actually starts to become a bit annoying to see him so deep in denial; Evvy herself is more frustrated by him being the MasterOfTheMixedMessage.²* In ''Fanfic/XMenTheEarlyYears'', everyone can see that [[ComicBook/{{Cyclops}} Scott Summers]] and ComicBook/JeanGrey love each other... except for Scott and Jean, that is. Scott is utterly flabbergasted when Jean finally confesses.²* ''Fanfic/LadybugInAHalfShell'': Alya has known April, Casey, and Donatello (through a speaker and camera) for only a few hours and she quickly recognizes a LoveTriangle in progress.²* A common staple of ''Disney/{{Zootopia}}'' fanfics is that everyone in the ZPD precinct can tell that Nick and Judy have feelings for each other. In some stories, the various officers even take bets on when the two of them will finally realize they belong together.²* In the ''WesternAnimation/InvaderZim'' fanfic ''[[ Curiosity]],'' everyone can tell that Zim and Dib [[FoeYay have a thing for each other.]] When they agree to pair up on Valentine's Day, it turns out that their ''entire class'' placed bets on when they would hook up. ²-->'''GIR:''' I always knews it wud work out wit' 'em!²-->'''Gaz:''' About time, you idiots. About ''damn'' time.²-->'''Random Girl:''' I KNEW IT! Retch, you SO owe me ten bucks!²-->'''Retch:''' What?! Billy, you said there was no way I could lose this bet!²-->'''Billy:''' Aw, come on, dude! How was I supposed to know the two would hook up before the end of the year?²-->''(entire class explodes into chaos)''²-->'''Ms. Bitters:''' STUDENTS! In case you're forgetting, I was the one who put the idea [about the bet] in your worthless heads.²* In ''Fanfic/MayIHaveThisDance'', Pyrrha's parents guess that she's in love with her best friend Weiss and question her on it even before Pyrrha tells Weiss herself.²* In ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom'' fanfic ''Fanfic/{{ResurrectedMemories}}'': [[spoiler: Danny and Ember/Amberline’s feelings for each other are rather obvious to all those around them. Even Zoe and Christopher, Ember’s new bandmates, are able to tell that the two have feelings for each other early in the story.]]²* ''Fanfic/InASkyOfAMillionStars'': Midoriya Izuku and Bakugou Katsuki have blatant crushes on each other, though it doesn't become obvious until they've long since repaired their friendship. ²* ''Fanfic/ToHellAndBackArrowverse'':²** Everyone and their mother can tell Oliver and Laurel have something going on. This includes poor Tommy, who has to watch his crush for ''years'' fall in love with his recently-returned best friend. Even so, [[spoiler:it takes over sixty chapters for them to finally become a couple]].²** It's implied that Oliver was in a similar situation with Nyssa during his time with the League of Assassins. But, as this was [[EmotionSuppression the League]], people knew better than to talk about it. Oliver and Nyssa themselves never acted on it, partly because they were oblivious and partly because Oliver knew that he was going to return to Starling City.²* ''Fanfic/APossibleEncounterForAPhantom'': Danny Fenton's crush on Kim Possible is more than obvious that she was able to figure out he was Danny Phantom because he kept acting like that around her.²* ''Fanfic/TerixGumballInBetweenWorlds'': The people that can see that Gumball and Teri have a thing for each other are Dawrin, Carrie,[[ArchEnemy Rob]], their classmates, the Wattersons, the Pepakumas, and Mrs. Jotenheim.²* [[spoiler:Cassandra]] from ''Fanfic/TheRoyalProtectorSniperct,'' confesses her unrequited feelings to her friend [[spoiler:Rapunzel]], only to be told that she already knew about her crush. Even [[spoiler:Rapunzel's]] boyfriend knew about her crush. It was fairly obvious to those around her.²* In the ''Series/Supergirl2015'' fic ''Fanfic/FutureShock,'' everyone who knows either of them can see that Cat and Kara have it bad for each other. ²* The main pairing of ''Fanfic/BeyondHeroes: Of Sunshine and Red Lyrium'' is gradually recognized by everyone who spends more than five minutes with them. The only reason it takes them more than thirty chapters to get together is the fact that [[VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition Varric]] [[ObliviousToLove doesn't know]].²* ''Fanfic/SonOfTheSannin'': In addition to the tradition of having everyone in a 25 mile radius be able to pick up on Hinata's crush on Naruto, most people (sans [[ObliviousToLove Naruto]]) seem to be aware of [[BelligerentSexualTension the true nature]] of Kiba and Tamaki's constant bickering.²* ''Fanfic/ZimTheWarlordIrkenReversion'': Everyone -- from the amused Computer, to the horrified Dib, to the usually oblivious Professor Membrane -- can tell that Zim and Gaz are attracted to each other.²* ''Fanfic/LearningToBloom'': ²** Jaune's crush on Pyrrha is very obvious. Pyrrha knew of it before even he himself did.²** Implied with Pyrrha and Weiss. Even Jaune and Neptune felt there was something between the two.²* ''Fanfic/{{Paradise}}'': Luna's crush on Chosen Oak is a poorly kept secret in their herd.


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