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  • Assassin's Creed:
  • In BlazBlue, there's Jin Kisaragi and Tsubaki Yayoi. There is literally no other woman Jin cares for more than Tsubaki, and everyone, in-universe and out, can see them being with each other. Ragna makes the connection pretty quick, Noel enjoys the concept (she had pragmatic reasons for taking the job under Jin, or she'd have held out for Tsubaki to have it), and Makoto makes it no secret that she ships the two of them.
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  • Breath of Fire II strongly implies that the Ryu and Nina from the original Breath of Fire married.
  • Quote and Curly in Cave Story.
  • Crono and Marle from Chrono Trigger.
  • The Dark Parables series has a few, such as Jack and Emma, Rapunzel and Ross Red, and - in the backstory of the series - The Frog Prince and his five wives. During the series, Snow White's son Gwyn and Gerda get married.
  • The Player Character and Fran in Demon Gaze. They share an intimate moment before the final battle and the epilogue shows Fran with her and the PC's daughter.
  • Disgaea:
  • Dragon Age avoids identifying any of the potential player romances as official. However, there are a few official couples among the side characters.
    • Oghren from Dragon Age: Origins romances and marries a fellow dwarf named Felsi; as of the Awakening expansion set less than a year later, she's pregnant with his child, whom he (according to The World of Thedas) calls "Nugget."
    • In Dragon Age II, Hawke's parents Malcolm and Leandra were this until Malcolm's death prior to the events of the game. During the game proper, Hawke can help their widowed friend Aveline romance her second husband Donnic.
    • Dragon Age: Inquisition gives us Inquisition agent Horsemaster Dennet, who is happily married to his wife Elaina.
      • It also has Empress Celene and her former handmaiden Briala, whose relationship was canonized in the supplemental novel The Masked Empire and, depending on player choices, can be reinstated in the course of the game.
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  • The hero and Medea in Dragon Quest VIII. The Golden Ending ends up with them both married. In the 3ds version, however, you can change it to the hero with Jessica.
  • Even Drakengard, a series known for its dark tragedy, morbid horror and almost complete lack of romance, has an Official Couple with Nowe/Manah in the second game.
  • EarthBound Beginnings has Ninten/Ana, which is so official that they have a Dance of Romance, during which Ana pointblank asks Ninten if he likes her at one point and they confess their love to each other.
  • Final Fantasy:
  • Though Fire Emblem's support system is designed to allow mix-and-match pairings (generally, a main character can have around five possible romantic endings, where the background cast generally has at least one, with a few Ho Yay and Les Yay pairings), there are some characters who always end up with each other (provided you don't get them killed):
    • The very first game, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, has Marth and Caeda acknowledge their feelings for each other in the ending, and sequel Mystery of the Emblem has them already engaged, which is retained by the remakes of both games. Several other playable characters are already in a relationship with other playable characters or will form one by the game's end, such as Astram and Midia, Lena and Julian, Merric and Elice, Anna and Jake, and Abel and Est. Camus and Nyna also have feelings for each other but the events of the game prevent this from working out.
    • Fire Emblem Gaiden and its remake Echoes: Shadows of Valentia give us Alm and Celica. Their feelings for each other and eventual relationship are a good chunk of the plot's focus. Other characters such as Clive and Mathilda and Zeke and Tatiana are also official couples from the beginning, while Gray and Clair as well as Mae and Boey will hook up in the ending.
    • Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War introduced the Love System which allowed the player to choose which characters would get together but a memorable exception to this were Sigurd and Deirdre who become lovers on the very next turn after Deirdre joins the party. Also, Sigurd's sister Ethlyn and his best friend Quan are already married to each other and have a child when the game starts. Scrapped plans for a potential third part of the game indicate that Lachesis/Beowolf, Tailtiu/Azelle, Silvia/Claud, Ayra/Lex, and Lene/Ares would have been canonically paired off.
    • Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 makes a few implied couples from Genealogy canon. Leif and Nanna will get married in their endings. Lewyn and Erinys, two characters from the first generation of Genealogy, are made an official couple in this game. Lachesis and Finn were also together before the events of the game. However, the fact that Diarmuid can use the Beo Sword while Nanna cannot hints that Beowolf is probably Diarmuid's father while Finn might be Nanna's. Others, such as Olwen and Fred as well as Miranda and Conomor, become couples in their endings, while Selfina and Glade are married at the start.
    • In Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade the official couples are Juno and Zelot (married from the start, though you can A-support them to their friends and family as well as each other) and Astolfo and Igrene (their supports reveal that Astolfo is Igrene's missing husband Goloris and the father of her deceased child, though even if you A-support them it's up in the air whether they get back together).
    • Given that Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade is a prequel to The Binding Blade, a few couples are set in stone. The Fighter Bartre must end up with the Swordmaster Karla together for their daughter Fir to exist, and the Sage Pent and the Sniper Louise, the parents of Klein and Clarine, are married from the start. However, other couples are not set in stone due to the freedom of pairing that both games allow. Harken and Isadora were to be married, but the former goes missing at the beginning of The Blazing Blade and even when they reunite, they might not reconcile and get back together unless you support them.
    • In Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, Micaiah and Sothe start off with a max Support for each other and will marry each other in the ending. You have to go out of your way to make them not end up together. Calill and Largo are already married when they're introduced, which just means you don't have to do the work.
    • In Fire Emblem Fates, Saizo and Kagero were a couple before they decided they were Better as Friends before the start of the game, but you can make them decide to try again should you support them.
  • Galaxy Angel has this twice. The first trilogy pairs Tact Meyers with one of the Moon Angels, which carries over into the second trilogy while also establishing this with Kazuya Shiranami and one of the Rune Angels. Both times the female is of the player's choice, five of whom activate in the first game of their respective trilogies (granted, Chitose Karasuma and Natsume Izayoi don't make their debuts until their respective trilogies' second games).
  • In Golden Sun: The Lost Age, Sheba asks Jenna, "Aren't you and Isaac an item?" Jenna promptly turns beet-red and dodges the question. Golden Sun: Dark Dawn confirms that Isaac and Jenna marry after the original duology and have a son, Matthew.
  • In Guilty Gear to the shock of the fanbase, Ky Kiske and Dizzy fell in love and had a son together. If this is known to the public in-universe, it will be quite a scandal as this is a forbidden relationship of epic proportions.
  • While it is due to the player's choice, Heavy Rain pushes Ethan Mars and Madison Paige as the canon couple.
  • Jade Empire has male Spirit Monk/Dawn Star, with Silk Fox appearing as a Clingy Jealous Girlfriend if the player does not actively encourage her.
  • Jak and Daxter has three: Jak and Keiranote , Ashelin and Torn, and Daxter and Tess.
  • The King of Fighters has buttloads of Ship Tease of all kinds, straight and queer, but very few official couples. Among them there's Kyo's parents Saisyu and Shizuka, as well as Kyo himself and his girlfriend Yuki.
  • King's Quest : Graham and Valanice are Happily Married, as are Alexander and Cassima. Rosella and Edgar wisely agreed to a proper courtship canonically, but the Fan Sequel opens on their wedding day.
  • Zael and Calista in The Last Story.
  • The Legend of Zelda: While the series usually adheres to No Hugging, No Kissing, there are a few exceptions.
  • Maxim and Selan from Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals. Thanks for the game to be the prequel of the first game, in which showing them being Together in Death, Tia has no chance.
    • The Hero and Lufia in the Fortess of Doom. Aguro and Jerin may or may not be the Beta Couple.
    • Wain and Seena in the Legend Returns. Seems like Maxim's descendants are destined to end up with blue hair incarnations of Erim for most of the times.
  • Lunar: The Silver Star has Alex and Luna, Nash and Mia, and Jessica and Kyle. Lunar: Eternal Blue has Hiro and Lucia, as well as Ronfar and Mauri.
  • Mass Effect does its best to avert this. However, the trailers always feature a male Shepard and pick a single woman to market as his love interest, for the most part. A traditional human choice is picked for both games: Ashley in the first (with the other option being a blue—albeit very human-looking—alien) and Miranda in the second (opposed to the bald-and-crazy Jack or The Faceless alien Tali). However, other than the trailers, almost everyone, devs included, stay away from calling the human love interests 'official.' Good thing too, because the majority of the fandom would rip them apart if they did.
  • The Mega Man Battle Network series has Lan Hikari and Mayl Sakurai, who are revealed to be married with a kid during the post-series epilogue. The sequel, Mega Man Star Force, equally leans towards Geo/Sonia and Geo/Luna, so it has Love Triangle fun every now and then.
  • Meryl and Johnny of Metal Gear Solid 4 definitely counts. The wedding at the end kind of makes it obvious. Also, Raiden and Rose.
  • Guybrush and Elaine from Monkey Island.
  • Mortal Kombat:
    • Liu Kang and Princess Kitana have been this since the fourth tournament. Kitana offered him a place at her side, ruling Edenia for the foreseeable future. He declined only because of his status as Champion of Earthrealm; Even after Liu Kang's death, his spirit anchored itself to her due to their powerful bond.
    • Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade are the only other fighters that are romantically linked, mostly from the former's advances. Scorpion and his late wife Kara Hazashi were also this before the destruction of their clan, married with a child no less.
    • Mortal Kombat 11 adds Kotal Kahn and Jade.
  • Neverwinter Nights:
    • The main campaign of the first game suffers from only having one option for each gender of player character. There was also the option to flirt with some of your companions, although the actual relationship never went beyond, say, "I think we could be more than Just Friends, Sharwyn".
    • Cut content in Neverwinter Nights 2 ensures that there is only one option for each gender in the main campaign and in Mask of the Betrayer, but technically with restored content plus the fact that the same character is running through both stories gives each gender three options. However, the fact that the main campaign options all died in the Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies ending, and Neeshka and Bishop were the cut characters, forces the conclusion that male character/Safiya and female character/Gann were what the writers intended.
  • Nights of Azure has Arnice and Lilysse.
  • Odin Sphere has Gwendolyn and Oswald. The second half of the former's story is about her finding out that she got married to her enemy and thinking that her love for him is an illusion. Only to find out that her father never charmed her to love him against her will. The game's true ending shows them in an Adam and Eve situation where they repopulate the earth.
  • Overwatch has Tracer and her girlfriend, Emily; and Torbjörn and his wife, Ingrid.
  • The main objective of Pandora's Tower is that Aeron has to find a way to dispel Elena's curse so they can spend the rest of their lives together.
  • Chaz Ashley and Rika in the 4th installment of the Phantasy Star series. Word of God via the prelims for a canceled sequel support this.
  • Power Instinct: Keith Wayne and Annie Hamilton. Cemented in the third game where they are married with a son, Chris (who, sadly, inherited none of his parents' kindness).
  • The third Professor Layton game has the background of Layton's only known canonical relationship — his college sweetheart, Claire. It's heavily implied that he was going to propose to her the day she was killed in a time machine explosion.
  • At the end of Project X Zone 2, Reiji Propose to Xiaomu in marriage.
  • Rune Factory allows the protagonist of each game to marry whomever he (or she, later on) wants, but there are certain love interests who the devs give special attention to in the intros, plot and official materials, and are clearly intended to be the canon choice.
    • In the first game, the official couple was originally Raguna and Mist; however, the sequel, Rune Factory Frontier retcons them to being friends, and later official material heavily suggests that in Frontier Raguna's canon wife was instead Iris.
    • In Rune Factory 2, Mana is pushed as the love interest for Kyle. The intro is almost solely about them, and numerous people around town seem to expect them to hook up.
    • Rune Factory 3 pushes Shara as the love interest for Micah, notably in the second intro where he always runs to and embraces her, regardless of who he actually married.
    • Rune Factory Oceans clearly intends for the two deuteragonists, Aden and Sonja, to be a couple, seeing as whichever one you don't play as starts out with love points instead of friendship points.
    • Rune Factory 4 doesn't have the same in-game pushing and intro favoritism the others do, but the official manga of the game pairs Lest up with Dolce and Frey with Dylas.
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Persona:
  • In Silent Hill: Homecoming, Alex and Elle are heavily implied to be around that area or moving toward it, if not already there.
  • While the relationship between the main trio of Vyse, Aika, and Fina is left ambiguous in Skies of Arcadia, Enrique and Moegi is definitely official. The first scene of the ending is their marriage.
  • Space Quest: Roger Wilco is fated to marry and have a son with Beatrice. However, that didn't stop Flo from shamelessly flirting with him, nor did it prevent the Two Guys from throwing in some interesting Ship Tease with Stellar Santiago in the final game.
  • Fox McCloud and Krystal in the Star Fox games. Starting with their first meeting at the end of Star Fox Adventures, the two are clearly attracted to each other from the get-go. The relationship gains further hints in Star Fox: Assault and they apparently undergo a Relationship Upgrade in the aftermath of that instalment. Starfox Command has the two having undergone a Downtime Downgrade, though they can end up back together, depending on the player's actions with certain potential outcomes including them being Happily Married with a son named Marcus.
  • Mario and Princess Peach from Super Mario Bros. swing between this and Implied Love Interest, depending on the game and the role they play in it. Considering their history and the fact that Mario will gladly go out of his way to save her, this is hardly a surprise.
  • Super Robot Wars, largely due to reveling in The Power of Love, generally has one set per game/route when it comes to their Original Generation characters:
    • The first set comes from Super Robot Wars 4 with Irmgult "Irm" Kazahara and Ring Mao, who were later given cameo appearances in Super Robot Wars Alpha.
    • The Alpha series has, starting with the second game, Kusuha Mizuha and Brooklyn "Bullet" Luckfield, Arado Balanga and Seolla Schweizer, and Touma Kanou and Minaki Tomine.
    • The Super Robot Wars Compact 2 trilogy and Impact has Kyosuke Nanbu and Excellen Browning, whose dynamic is so strong in Super Robot Wars Original Generation they have thus far become the Spotlight-Stealing Squad.
    • Of course, the Original Generation games carry all of the above, but also ropes in the forgotten character archetypes from the first Alpha game and pairs them up (Ryoto Hikawa/Rio Mei Long, Tasuku Shinguji/Leona Garstein, Yuuki Jaggar/Ricarla "Carla" Borgnine).
    • The Masou Kishin story also has Masaki Andoh and Wendy. It also features Tytti Noorbuck and Ricardo Silvera (although the latter coupling's played tragically.
  • The Tales Series usually has one in every game:
    • Emil and Marta from Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World.
    • Luke and Tear from Tales of the Abyss.
    • Natalia and Asch also; the escort titles in particular like to get some extra mileage out of this one. Of course, there's only one Luke in the end, so only one of the couples gets a happy ending.
    • Cless and Mint from Tales of Phantasia. Chester and Arche as well. When everyone had died in the far future, Arche grieved Chester's death the most.
    • Stahn and Rutee from Tales of Destiny, and since their kid is the main character in the sequel, it's probably the most official of all Tales's couples. And said kid (Kyle) forms another official couple with Reala. In fact, in the end of the game the universe acts to put the timeline back on its tracks, but opens an exception for Reala for her to be with Kyle. Because the couple is just that official.
    • Lloyd and Colette from Tales of Symphonia. The game has Relationship Values, but Colette is the official one according to the intro, the storyline, the Road Cone, the animated OV As and to top it off the Word of God.
    • Tales of Eternia was very official couple-y: with Reid/Farah and Keele/Meredy both being official by the end and Max already married, Chat is left as the only member of the party not in an official couple when the credits roll.
    • The official couple for Tales of Graces is Asbel and Cheria, even though Cheria's not the main heroine. The kicker is the Distant Finale scene of Sophie looking after a kid who looks like Asbel and Cheria.
    • Tales of Hearts has Shing and Kohaku. The game even end during Shing's official confession to Kohaku.
    • Tales of Innocence pulled a page out of Reincarnation Romance for its official couple, Luca and Iria. However, Innocence has an extensive Relationship Values system, meaning that, like Lloyd and Colette in Tales of Symphonia, while Iria is the designated love interest, you can hook Luca up with whoever you want to, really. And the Reincarnation Romance thing gets a hefty wrench chucked in it when you find out that Iria's past life murdered Ruca's past life and caused lots of bad things to happen. But Iria has severe Amnesiac Dissonance, so it's all good.
    • Tales of the Tempest has borderline-Puppy Love Caius and Rubia.
    • Tales of the World has (male) Descender and Kanonno Earhart in Radiant Mythology 2.
    • Tales of Legendia: Both Shirley and Chloe are in love with Senel who, despite Ship Tease, doesn't seem to like any of the two particularly, instead claiming to not be over Stella, his dead girlfriend. In the end of the first half of the game, he seemingly hooked up with Shirley... but then Character Quests kick in, and he's still in the single men zone. So, you could say that Senel and Stella were an official couple, but after she was Killed Off for Real so was the Official Coupling, but Senel just can't seem to get that through his head.
    • Tales of Xillia has Jude and Milla, though it's more apparent in the second game.
  • The Red Spy and the mother of the Blue Scout in Team Fortress 2, as revealed at the end of "Meet the Spy". In the comics, there's also the Soldier and Zhanna (who is one of the Heavy's younger sisters).
  • Tear Ring Saga has both of the lords, Runan and Holmes end up together with Enteh and Katri respectively. Toger and Mel as well as Tia and Richard are engaged when you first see them. Kate and the mysterious knight Zieg become a couple but it doesn't end well for either of them. Kreiss and Lina are to be married too and should you complete Leteena's long sidequest, she and Arkis become a couple as well. Other characters such as Xeno and Juni, Attrom and Lyria, Raffin and Sharon, Lionheart and Renee can also become couples.
  • The Ultima series has Iolo/Gwenno.
  • Undertale has Alphys and Undyne, which is initially a one-way crush but becomes mutual shortly before the Pacifist Route final boss. Toriel and Asgore were married at some point before the story begins, but have divorced by the time the player assumes control. Whether they ever get back together is left ambiguous, although it seems Toriel would rather stay apart.
  • Welkin and Alicia in Valkyria Chronicles. It ends with them raising their daughter together.
  • Xenoblade Chronicles has Shulk and Fiora after the latter returns into a human body.
  • Xenogears has Fei and Elly. Since a part of their plot is about their past incarnations being Star-Crossed Lovers and how their love have allowed to end the cycle.
  • Xenosaga has Allen and Shion at the end of episode 3.

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