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Basic Trope: Two girls in a Yuri-style relationship, but are otherwise just friends.

  • Straight: Alice and Claire are close friends, but act in a way that's more like a lesbian couple.
  • Exaggerated: Alice and Claire have sex at one point, but claim that's "just what friends do".
  • Downplayed: Alice and Claire's friendship is otherwise normal, but is filled with Innocent Innuendo.
  • Justified: Alice and Claire are as close as they are because they're blood relatives.
    • Alice and Claire aren't in love, but that doesn't mean they can't be affectionate with each other.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice and Claire are said to be a couple, but don't do anything romantic.
    • Alice and Claire say they're a couple, but actually hate each other.
  • Gender Inverted: Bob and Dean are in a Yaoi-style relationship, but claim to be just friends.
  • Subverted: Alice and Claire's relationship is just fine, the romantic aspects are just Bob's Shipping Goggles kicking in.
  • Double Subverted: Then they go back to their semi-romantic escapades once Bob leaves.
  • Parodied: Alice and Claire get married and have a child... and still claim to be "just friends".
  • Averted: There is no romantic subtext to Alice and Claire's relationship.
  • Enforced:
  • Lampshaded: "Is it me or are Alice and Claire acting more like Yuri characters than friends?"
  • Deconstructed: Alice and Claire really are a gay couple...however, they put on the "just friends" facade to avoid any homophobic harassment.
  • Reconstructed: ???
  • Played For Laughs:
    • Alice and Claire are both in a super Transparent Closet, so they hilariously fail to convince those around them that they're not lesbians.
    • Claire is a Yuri Fangirl so even though she doesn't like Alice that way, she invokes all the Yuri tropes to spice up their relationship.
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  • Played For Drama: Claire has a one-sided crush on Alice, but they can't be together due to Incompatible Orientation.

Me and Romantic Two-Girl Friendship are just friends! I swear!