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  • Cowboy Bebop has a surprising amount of this between Faye and Ed, ranging from Ed affectionately calling her "Faye-Faye" (cute, but relatively innocuous) to Faye kissing Ed on the mouth, which is a very weird attempt to wake someone up.
    • Don't forget Faye's super manipulative behavior towards Ed, is Ed that crazy to believe Faye, or is Ed...
    • From a purely emotional standpoint, they have one of the most solid relationships in the crew. Faye is definitely short-tempered with her, but she's like that with everyone, and she's never done anything that would go so far to hurt Ed's feelings. In fact she's the one to tell Ed that finding where you belong is the most important thing you can find, which is what gets her to leave the ship and strike out on her own.
  • The sexual tension between Faye and Julia from nearly the moment they meet had plenty of viewers asking "dudes, is Faye hot for Spike's girlfriend or what?"
    • When Jet asks Broken Bird Faye what Julia was like, Faye responds with "Ordinary. A beautiful, dangerous ordinary that you can't leave alone. Like an angel from the underworld, or maybe a devil from paradise".
    • It's also interesting to note that in young Faye's message to her future self in Speak Like a Child, she speculates on her future relationship status thusly: "Am I alone? Or is there a wonderful person beside me?" The lack of a specified gender could indicate she's bisexual.
  • Can't analyze Cowboy Bebop's Ho Yay without mentioning Gren/Vicious. It's even more visible if you have in mind that Gren tells Faye that he is not interested in women, twice.
    • There's quite a bit of this implied in the Spike/Vicious/Julia backstory as well.
  • One of the background songs, Don't Bother None, is about a grifter who picks up a girl in a bar only to wake up the next morning to find she's stolen their car. This song is sung by female vocalist Mai Yamane, as is Want It All Back, a complaint about all the money spent on a high-maintenance ex-girlfriend.

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