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  • Remus Lupin and Sirius Black.
    • In the third book, Remus is very quick to believe Sirius' innocence — even though the truth just transfers the responsibility for multiple murders and Lily and James' betrayal and subsequent deaths from one former friend to another, he abandons suspicion for Sirius almost immediately and hugs him instead.
    • Similarly, the controlled, stoic Remus is noticeably touchy on the subject of Sirius, and clearly doesn't want him to receive the Dementor's Kiss... which isn't so strange, until you compare his later willingness to hand Peter over to the Dementors, or straight-up murder him (in front of three children, no less) for the same crimes. Even with the Dementor's Kiss viewed as a Fate Worse than Death, there's a dissonance here.
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    • Twice in the Shrieking Shack scene they exchange the same words:
      "I think so."
    • Remus looks at Sirius, a lot.
    • Sirius and Lupin are known to have lived together from the end of Goblet of Fire until the end of the Order of the Phoenix, and give Harry a shared Christmas present (generally something done by couples). note 
    • Lupin only got with Tonks after Sirius died. The pair are barely seen interacting, let alone developing a relationship.
    • Towards the beginning of the film version of Order of the Phoenix, in the first scene in 12 Grimmauld Place, there's a shot where Sirius just so happens to be sitting in front of a map, which Lupin just so happens to be reading over the top of Sirius's head. The result is a little like spooning.
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    • The film version of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban adds even more romantic undertones to their relationship. For instance, Snape makes fun of them for "quarreling Like an Old Married Couple". And then there's the Cooldown Hug complete with very emotional monologue that Sirius tries to use to stop Remus's werewolf transformation.
  • Harry and Ron.
    • Their fight in the Goblet of Fire resembled a lovers' spat.
    • The Soup completely backs you up on this.
    • Previously in Chamber of Secrets: "...[Harry] contended himself with scrawling a note to Ron: Let's do it tonight. Ron read the message, swallowed hard, and looked sideways at the empty seat usually filled by [[Hermione. The sight seemed to stiffen his resolve, and he nodded."
    • Goblet of Fire also gave us the chapter where the Triwizard contestants had to rescue "the thing they would miss the most" from the bottom of the lake. For Harry, it's Ron. Dobby goes all Shipper on Deck by demanding Harry rescue "his Wheezy."
      • It was even more explicit in some translations of Goblet of Fire which were more or less loose in order to maintain a rhyming scheme: in the German version the contestants are tasked to rescue the thing they "deeply long for", and in the Malay version it is actually the thing they "love" the most.
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    • Harry asks Ron to go away with him before the wedding in TDH part one.
    • Later on, Ron pulls a shirtless Harry from the lake before their Heartwarming Moments.
    • Ron helps Harry get dressed after he breaks his arm in Chamber of Secrets. Granted, they're twelve in this book, and there was nothing about getting undressed.
    • During the Yule Ball in Goblet of Fire, Harry and Ron go out into the grounds to see several bushes being used by couples as a Make-Out Point. They themselves then hide in the bushes so Hagrid doesn't overhear him talking to Madame Maxime about their shared giant heritage. After Hagrid and Maxime leave, Snape comes along reprimanding the students kissing in the bushes, he then comes across Harry and Ron and looks very confused.
    • Ron spends most nights in Order of the Phoenix taking care of Harry — watching over him, waking him up when he's screaming from nightmarish visions, talking to him and calming him down afterwards...
  • Harry and Tom Riddle: The series is told in third-person limited narration from Harry's perspective, so it can be argued that the narration describing the... positive physical attributes... of Tom Riddle (whom the narrative calls "handsome" seven times) seems to cause this.
  • Harry and Cedric's interactions in book four (mostly construed as them just being good sports, but people use it for shipping anyway).
    • When Dudley says to Harry "Who's Cedric, your boyfriend?", Harry doesn't actually deny it... and Dudley only knows about Cedric because Harry was saying his name in his sleep (of course that could just be that on/off PTSD of his...).
    • Harry and Cedric are good sports to each other and they also share quite a few smiles and brief gazes. He is scandalized on Cedric's behalf when Moaning Myrtle hints she might’ve spied on Cedric when he was in the bath. Harry is also (understandably so) traumatized when Cedric is killed by Wormtail and pissed in the movie when Voldemort steps on Cedric's face.
  • When Viktor Krum first showed up at Hogwarts, Ron gets jealous that Malfoy gets to speak to him before Ron can. It should also be noted that he wanted Krum’s autograph which is parallel to how some six-year girls made a fuss over wanting his autograph as well. He also kept a miniature version of Krum by his bedside for a time. He even said he wanted Viktor to sleep in his room.
    "We could offer him a space in our dormitory, Harry... I wouldn't mind giving him my bed, I could kip on a camp-bed."
    • The movie takes it a humorous step further in one scene, wherein Ron is gushing over how awesome Krum is. Ginny walks by and jokingly comments "I think you're in love, Ron."
  • In the chapter "The Unbreakable Vow" in HBP, the Malay version states that Harry is surprised to hear Draco talking rudely to Professor Snape, who is usually 'dihormatinya malah disayangi', which literally translates to 'respected, even loved by him'.
  • Colin Creevey's fanboy crush on Harry.
  • Harry's massive crush on the Half-Blood Prince.
    Ron: Yeah you do. You read a chapter every day before you go to bed - all you do is read that bloody book!
    • That's not counting Ron sounding jealous.
    • And the fact that Harry's boy-crush is, by extension, on Snape, as he is the "Half-Blood Prince".
  • James and Lily's Patronuses were a stag and doe. So this must mean that two people with those Patronuses are romantically compatible... wait a minute.
    • This hasn't gone unnoticed, as there's quite a bit of fanart showing Snape and Harry reacting to the... interactions between their Patronuses.
  • Barty Crouch Jr. definitely seems to idolise Voldemort a bit too much. It's taken to the extreme in the film adaptation of Goblet of Fire when he actually wipes blood off Harry's arm saying that his blood now runs within the Dark Lord, before licking it off his finger.
  • Voldemort and Draco's bizarre hug in The Deathly Hallows Part Two.
  • Snape's desire to look into Harry's eyes is suggestive, as this comic illustrates. Canonically, it's because Harry inherited those eyes from Lily, the only person Snape truly loved.
  • Lupin acts unfalteringly cheerful toward Snape no matter how negatively Snape responds to his presence in Prisoner of Azkaban, it's clear he was trying to make amends for their school days but it is constant. On the other side, Snape does try to kill a Death Eater who was aiming at Lupin.
  • Ginny Weasley is all but stated to have been Luna Lovegood's only friend at Hogwarts for years. And during the DA meeting in Deathly Hallows, the pair of them share an armchair.
  • Neville and Harry with Neville doing a Security Cling to Harry in book one.
  • In Goblet of Fire, Percy idolizes Barty Crouch and is very defensive of him. In fact, he is so fond of him that Ron jokes that they will soon announce their engagement to each other.
  • Draco and Harry's... preoccupation with each other. After being rejected by him, Draco spends their first year trying to thwart Harry, and apparently complained about him through the entire summer break, and in their second year he's so busy teasing Harry that he completely misses the Snitch and loses his first game. Moreover, he's always doing things to get his attention in the Great Hall, even though the Slytherin and Gryffindor tables are on opposite sides and have the two other houses between them. It escalates later, with Harry becoming fixated on Draco and his activities; it's not an exaggeration to say he pretty much stalked him the whole year.
    • According to Draco's article on Pottermore, the Malfoys were among the few who believed that Harry survived because he was destined to become the next Dark Lord. When Harry refused his friendship, Draco knew right away that wasn't the case.
    • Apparently, Draco has been frustrated for over seven years, because he teased and bullied Harry at every opportunity he got, since their first encounter. He was so deranged by Harry's refusal, that he became his greatest rival. Too many issues, Draco?
    • This quote from book 2:
      Draco: Everyone thinks he's so smart, wonderful Potter with his scar and his broomstick-
      Lucius: You have told me this at least a dozen times already.
  • Voldemort/Harry, Tom Riddle/Harry.
    • When enemies get this close (starts at 1:34), Foe Yay alarms start ringing.
    • Note that in Half-Blood Prince, Harry thought of Tom Riddle as handsome seven times. Dumbledore, by contrast, only referred to Riddle as handsome once. By the transitive property of Foe Yay, that makes Harry seven times gayer. Except that we're not in Dumbledore's head, of course.
    • And if Tom seems to have vague echoes of Grindelwald about him...
    • And Harry also thinks of Grindelwald as handsome multiple times.
  • Hermione/Bellatrix shippers would often do a non-canonical reinterpretation of the knife scene in book 7, often with Stockholm Syndrome and Romanticized Abuse.