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In a series spanning nearly 50 years with a mostly male cast, it’s bound to have a lot of tension between them. Anything with Zenigata will be in the MORE Subpage under Foe Yay.


    Lupin x Jigen/Goemon 
Lupin and Jigen is the most common, fueled by Jigen being a He-Man Woman Hater and his Shipping Torpedo-caliber hatred of Fujiko hanging out with Lupin.
  • Castle of Cagliostro: Lupin and Jigen have been alone for a whole year without Fujiko or Goemon. At the castle ruins, Jigen puts Lupin into some pretty compromising positions trying to torture the silence out of him.
  • In Part 1 / Green Jacket series, Jigen absolutely despises Fujiko and acts horribly jealous of the amount of attention Lupin pays to her. He prevents her from visiting Lupin in jail for an entire year, throws Lupin out of a boat in a huff after he comments about a cute girl, saying he can go swim after her, and breaks down in tears when he thinks Mamoh has poofed Lupin out of existence.
  • Goodbye Partner: When Lupin confronts Roy Forest about Jigen's betrayal, he does so in a way that implies Jigen was cheating on him with another woman/man.
  • Part 1: Green Jacket Series.
    • Lupin and Jigen run off together into the sunset, slapping each other on the back.
    • Jigen acts like an angry wife when he realizes Lupin is late because he brought Fujiko home again.
    • Lupin pushes Jigen into a bush, taking a bullet to the arm to protect him.
    • Laughing after a caper involving drag, Lupin says Jigen made a "sexy maid."
  • Part 2: Red Jacket Series.
    • Lupin forcibly stripping Jigen of his clothing at a casino in Monaco.
    • Despite going to a nude beach in order to steal a statue and apparently ogle women as a bonus, Lupin was very VERY insistent that Jigen come with him. As soon as they walk out of the changing room (which they shared), the rest of the episode is just full of nude and shirtless men running around.
    • Episode 32 had fanservice for everyone. After saving a girl from two rapists, she invites them to a palace full of half naked women that they were planning to rob. Lupin plays with the girls in the pool while Jigen sits in the corner looking extremely pissed at Lupin for getting distracted again while on the job and outright refuses to look at the girls. Lupin fondles the head lady and asks Jigen if he's jealous. Jigen responds in an extremely tsundere manner; "You idiot!"
    • Lupin and Jigen create a floating technique for falling situations, and they cling to each other the whole time.
    • Jigen only seem to shed tears when something terrible happens to Lupin, never for any temporary love interests who die on him or stab him in the back. When he thinks the Assassin Puma has gunned down and drowned Lupin, he completely loses his shit while taking out his anger and grief on the environment, in tears, while locals and tourists look on in trepidation at the distraught man shooting the trees around him.
    • In episode 49 of Part 2, there's a one minute montage of Lupin and Zaclyne having lovey-dovey hand-holding romance, while a very lonely Jigen stares on and is visibly pissed about it.
    • Episode 84 had some great bromance, including a moment where Lupin was sleeping on Jigen's shoulder in the car. Jigen gets rescued by Lupin in the nick of time while he's tying to help his old mentor Spade Jack escape mobsters. Jack ends up being a backstabber, like nearly everyone else in Jigen's life. Jigen is emotionally crushed and his gun arm was hurt jumping from the car. Lupin vows to take revenge on Jigen's behalf, due to both his hurt arm and the emotional damage of having to shoot another former loved one. They discover that Jack has some kind of Star Trek like teleporter that can beam stolen goods directly to Jack's penthouse, but it's never been tested on humans before. Lupin insists on being the first test subject rather than Jigen, whom is dumbstruck that Lupin would do this and visibly worried about things going wrong. Lupin is disoriented from his trip and things don't go as planned, so Jigen teleports loaded dynamite to save Lupin.

    Lupin x Goemon 

  • Goemon also acts like an angry wife when he realizes Lupin is late because he brought Fujiko home again. He even storms off while making a snide comment about women.
  • Goemon, again, also only seems to shed tears when something terrible happens to Lupin, never for any temporary love interests who stab him in the back or fall to his enemies. When he thinks the Assassin Puma has gunned down and drowned Lupin, he joins Jigen in completely losing his shit while taking out his anger and grief on the environment, in tears, while locals and tourists look on in trepidation at the distraught man slashing the trees around him.
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    Goemon x Jigen 
A safe yaoi pairing by fans who support the canon hetero couple.
  • The gang has just escaped from a jail that uses hair to scent-track escaped convicts. Throughout the episode, the gang has been discarding various items of clothing to throw the trackers off the trail. At once point, the three of them are in a deep hole standing on each other's shoulders in nothing but their underwear. Goemon holds Jigen around the waist while he aims his pistol, and his underwear vanishes for a few frames.
  • Jigen sends Lupin a note, asking him to rescue Goemon and himself from a village run by a psychotherapist dressed as a nun who brainwashes people and sells them to foreign countries as soldiers. When Lupin finds them, they are living together like a peaceful married couple, complete with Jigen in an apron serving dinner.

    Lupin x Other 
  • In an episode loosely based on the 1959 movie Some Like It Hot, Lupin has to disguise himself as a woman in order to get onto a ship that only allows women, outside of the owner and his security. The owner, Onabess, falls head over heels for Lupin and chases him all over the ship for days. Lupin reveals he's a man in order to discourage him, but Onabess is totally fine with it. Lupin, tired of it all and his last resort not working, agrees to marry him. Fujiko watches Lupin go through with the legally binding marriage (granted, it's questionable if it's legal in 1977, but the Lupinverse has mythological creatures and Las Vegas is in Arizona here). After the ceremony, Lupin calls Jigen and Goemon over to help him steal some paintings and screw over Fujiko all in one shot. And much like Rebecca in the Blue Jacket series, Lupin never officially gets a divorce, making him still legally both Rebecca's husband and Onabess's "wife."
  • Lupin wakes up to find himself stripped down to his boxers and chained to a wall in an auction house, with the auctioneer saying people can do whatever they want with him. Several men make a bid without stating what their intentions are.

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  • Gotta Ship 'Em All: Many fans support this due to doujinshika not having any particular preference in pairings.
  • War Ship: Not so much about who you ship Lupin or Jigen with, and more about who is top or bottom. Less prominent due to the rise in popularity of Seke over Seme or Uke.
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