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Ho Yay / Soul Eater

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Well...bros before hoes, after all.

  • An early scene in Soul Eater parodies this. It has Black Star and Soul pair up to fight Death the Kid. When this doesn't work out, Soul says they should "break up." Black Star asks if they can still "be friends." It's played even more over the top in the anime, complete with pink backgrounds, cherry blossom leaves in the air, complete with Soul and Black Star running toward each other shouting each other's name and hugging.
    • Earlier, Tsubaki was worried Black Star would leave her for Soul.
    • When Black Star finds out that Soul is in the infirmary with a serious wound, he slams the door open in a panic and starts trying to shake Soul awake.
    • They also have an emotional moment in chapter 61.
  • Possible Les Yay example can be found with Maka and Crona. That is if we knew what the hell the latter was.
    • Assuming that he/she is a boy, there's also plenty of subtext between him and Ragnarok.
  • Can we possibly forget that Death the Kid was BLUSHING after Black*Star saved him from insanity?
  • In the manga, one of the later villains (Noah) has a Battle Butler named Gopher who seems to run on Ho Yay, acting very much like a Yandere towards him. When firing his cannon attack (which comes from a giant mouth on his stomach), Gopher has a very...odd...expression on his face (it doesn't help that he screams Noah's name whenever he fires it).
    • And then there's Gopher's... unique methods of torturing Kid.
  • Spirit and Stein are rather worth mentioning. What with Spirit supposedly being a ladies' man, he sure spends a lot of time being subtexty with Stein.
    • Which says nothing of Stein rebuffing two pretty hot women who were basically throwing themselves at his feet.
    • Considering Spirit's partner after Stein was Maka's mother, we can assume that Spirit gets very close to his partners.
    • Since they returned with 'evidence' of Justin's murder of BJ, some have been claiming the canon status of Marie/Stein. This troper saw her schoolgirl crush continuing and him still ignoring her. Sure, they had a lovely moment of humane sympathy, but we can go with the Ho Yay on this page...
      • They're canon. Marie's pregnant. Of course, strong as the love of Ho Yay is, not even marriage would make too many shippers give up their OTPs.
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    • Not to mention Stein's various "experiments" on Spirit's body...
    • Don't forget Stein and Spirit pressing the ends of their cigarettes together in the finale of the anime.
  • Any single-sex meister/Weapon pairing is open for this to some extent. Such as Jackie's devotion to Kim while still under the influence of Arachne's machine. Amongst other possibilities.
  • Kid and Chrona (assuming Chrona is a boy or girl) is quite a popular pairing among the fans, second only to Battle Couple Soul and Maka.
  • Giriko admits he has some Foe Yay for Maka when he was a girl. Let the Interplay of Sex and Violence begin!
  • Soul Eater Not! has already generated an impressive amount of Les Yay, despite being only three chapters old at time of writing. Tsugumi fangirling Maka and mimicking her hairstyle to reflect this, Tsugumi faceplanting into Meme's boobs when they first meet, Meme and Anya vying for Tsugumi's partnership, Anya acting Tsundere towards Tsugumi, Meme climbing into bed with Tsugumi, Tsugumi and Meme getting all blushy and flustered from seeing Anya in her waitress uniform — with three female leads, there's bound to be quite a bit of this.
    • Soul Eater Not! also accentuate further the relationship between Jaqueline and Kim (although unidirectional).
  • Akane and Clay also have this going on.
    • Not so much of a surprise though, considering the amount of times Clay acts ridiculously like a type-B Tsundere towards his Meister. Extremely prevalent when Akane suggests that Tsugumi partner up with him instead of Anya or Meme. Clay is shocked/worried and then proceeds to get the three girls out as quickly as possible. Take it as you will
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    • Also just before that, Clay makes up an excuse that he was in the room to confess his feelings to Sid. Akane stops him midway. With a face that had a rather forced smile. Many fans took this a jealous Akane not wanting to hear more.

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