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    Anime & Manga 
"Two people so at odds with each other but so dependent (or afraid that the alternative will be worse). For her part, Asuka's mental state is as much a wreck as her professional life. It can be that Asuka deep down is waiting for Shinji to man up and straighten her out…"
Grummancat explaining why neither Shinji nor Asuka would think of breaking up when their relationship was going through a very tough patch, Evangelion 303

Yeah. And, she might be there. The most important person in the world to me who I can't let die.
Conan talking about Ran to Takagi, Detective Conan

Throughout that mission, Naruto realized that Hinata's being was irreplaceable and essential to him.

I can't afford to lose you.
Roy to Riza, Fullmetal Alchemist

There's no meaning in a life without Kaname.
Sousuke Sagara, Full Metal Panic!

    Comic Books 
Guy: Come on, babe. Give me a shot. I need this— out there... It's no easy. I need a reason to keep it together.
Tora: Guy, you have your good qualities. But you must see why the idea of being your sole link to sanity is less than appealing to me. The weight of that — we'd never get out from under it.

    Fan Work 
Icy regret clutches your innards. “Oh, fuck, oh, man, your moirail’s taken up the paint.”
“No! No, don’t you—she ain’t—you can’t think that, you can’t, she ain’t. No!” He fucking jitters in place, his hands going everywhere—down to his flicknife—and you’ve almost got your sickle out before he realizes what he’s doing and holds his hands out to you, desperate and bare and finger-splayed, and you relax minutely.
“She’s not,” he says, barely a plead. “You got nothin' on her, she’s a good girl. I keep her clean.”
And this, then, is the problem of Eridan Ampora: arch-agent, dumbass, smart as a steel trap and thick as a fucking brick. His moirail’s the only thing that keeps him going and she’s a complete mystery that no one’s ever fucking seen.

Maya paused, taking a breath to remember what Sempai had told her regarding Shinji and Asuka. She had told Maya those too had developed a codependent relationship, they could not function correctly around each other or anyone else for that matter, they were simply too alien to the entire human experience, too deeply hurt to risk getting close to anyone, but due to the vast amount of traumatizing experiences they had both suffered together, neither Shinji nor Asuka would even think of leaving, since they believed nobody else would ever be able to understand their pain. To be without the other, it was beyond unthinkable in their minds, even when they were not consciously aware of it. Asuka had managed to put up a good show during the incident of the 14th, but almost everyone who had in any way interacted with the volatile redhead through that period clearly noticed she was affected.

"Your brother denied me Shinji, the first person who understood me, the first person who knew how to take the pain away simply by being!"

"I think I can keep being the Supergirl that everybody believes in, the one that inspires people, but only if I have somebody I can show the real me to. Somebody I can talk to, and tell about the times when I was really tempted to do something cruel or selfish, without horrifying him, [...] You've seen the worst parts of me. You've seen me at my nastiest, and you've seen me as a broken mess. And you're still here, practically bending over backwards to help me through a rough time. Still caring about me. So, I'd like that person to be you, if you think you can stand it."

After a minute or so passed, we stepped out of the hug. I chuckled a little as I wiped away my tears. Finally, after everything that had happened, I had found someone that I could lean on, someone I knew that had my back and a small smile came to me. I drank in her appearance, glad to see her familiar form once more.
I hadn’t found Mom, Dad, or Anne. They weren’t even in the same city anymore, let alone the same state. I had thought I would have been all alone here, with no one familiar to reach out to, that I’d be stuck by myself with whoever or whatever I was now.
But, just when I had been ready to give up any hope, just when I was resigned to being alone, I had found Taylor. She had always been dependable like that.

Asuka was the strongest person he knew, maybe that had ever or would ever know. In a sense she was his example of what it was to be strong, the foundation of his own strength. He would stand as long as Asuka stood with him. But if she collapsed he wouldn't be able to keep himself together.

"A big part of the reason Shinji and Asuka can function is because they can recharge their batteries, so to speak, with one another when they're not working. They can make it through the day, come home all stressed out, and then lean on one another to make it through step by step."

I exist, live, breathe for my Charge. Princess Zelda of Hyrule is the reason I walk the earth and the reason my eyes open every day. She is the blood in my veins and the heart in my chest. She comes before family, before the country, before any and everything else. Some would say they would die for those in their care...but would they live for them? Would you endure the worst torture, the horrors of darkness and pain beyond agony to protect someone? I would.
She is all that I know and ever will know; I will protect her with everything I am and shall be, even when she does not wish me to. I am a Guardian and that is my duty...but also my passion. She is my daughter and sister, my friend and partner. You may misunderstand my words, for what a Guardian and Charge are to each other goes beyond what I can speak...but know this: No matter the circumstance, she ALWAYS comes first. I will never know anything else.

    Films — Animation 
Dory: No. No, you can't… STOP. Please don't go away. Please? No one's ever stuck with me for so long before. And if you leave… if you leave… I just, I remember things better with you. I do, look. P. Sherman, forty-two… forty-two… I remember it, I do. It's there, I know it is, because when I look at you, I can feel it. And—and I look at you, and I… and I'm home. Please… I don't want that to go away. I don't want to forget.
Marlin: I'm sorry, Dory. But I… do.

Bo: Nobody wants this!
Woody: I do!
Bo: Why?
Woody: Because!
Bo: Why?!
Woody: Just because!
Bo: Why?!
Woody: Because it's all I have left to do! ...I don't have anything else.
Bo: So, the rest of us don't count?
Woody: That's... That's not what I meant. Bonnie needs Forky.
Bo: No. You need Bonnie. Open your eyes, Woody. There's plenty of kids out there. It can't be just about the one you're still clinging to!
Woody: It's called loyalty. Something a lost toy wouldn't understand.
Bo: ...I'm not the one who's lost.

    Films — Live-Action 
Everytime he [Spock] goes into a negative place, or he starts being a little bit of a pessimist, he allows Uhura and Kirk to snap him out of it. And I really like that.
Zoe Saldana on Spock's relationships with Kirk and Uhura, For the Love of Spock

Things are different now. I have to protect the one thing I can't live without. That's you.
Tony to Pepper, Iron Man 3

Please...just help me save Padmé's life. I can’t live without her.
Anakin to Palpatine, Revenge of the Sith

Only with Maya can I really be myself. We share the burden together and she is always on my side, by my side. I don’t want to need her, to depend on her, but I do, I really do.
Lochan Whitely, Forbidden

    Live-Action TV 
You take care of me, Simon. You've always taken care of me. My turn.
River Tam, Firefly

You know Sam and Dean Winchester are psychotically, irrationally, neurotically co-dependent on each other, right?
Zachariah, Supernatural

I miss you so much, a self-inflicted coma.
Hawthorne Heights, "Decembers"

Crashin', hit a wall. Right now, I need a miracle.
Hurry up now, I need a miracle.
Stranded, reaching out. I call your name, but you're not around.
I say your name, but you're not around.
The Chainsmokers, "Don't Let Me Down" feat. Daya

And in the middle of the flood I felt my worth
When you held onto me like I was your little life raft
Please know that you were mine as well…
Snow Patrol, "The Lightning Strike"

I lose my mind which I can’t find
Cos I don’t know it’s missing at all
Won’t you hold my hand and don’t let go
Or I will fall down through the clouds
Over the waterfall…
Emily Maguire, "Over The Waterfall"

'Cause you are the piece of me I wish I didn't need
If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love's insanity, why are you my clarity?
— "Clarity", by Zedd

You make me happy when skies are grey.
You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you.

Please don’t take my sunshine away...
Pine Ridge Boys, "You Are My Sunshine"

Because you live and breathe
Because you make me believe in myself
When nobody else can help
Because you live girl
My world
Has twice as many stars in the sky
Jesse Mc Cartney, "Because You Live"

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away
Johnny Cash, "You Are My Sunshine"

Why, then, we kill all our women. We see how mortal an unkindness is to them. If they suffer our departure, death’s the word.
Enobarbus, Antony and Cleopatra

    Video Games 
Shepard, our immovable center. A place for a person to stop and catch her breath.
Dr. Chakwas, Mass Effect 2

Houy: You're not leaving me, are you, big sister?
Moutemouia: I will never leave you, my love. Never.
Houy: Promise?
Moutemouia: I swear on my own children, little brother. I swear on all the stars in the sky, on all the grains of sand in the desert.
Houy: ...Okay, then.
Moutemouia: (Privately, to the player) ...And sadness for my little brother. He never knew anything but this half-life, and now even that is being stolen away from him. We are all that he has. If it weren't for him, I would just let go: I would let the deep voices in and allow them to still my song. I would rest. I would sleep... But I would miss him too much.

    Web Animation 
Well, I realized that if you die… My life is meaningless.
Eggman, Sonic for Hire

I had one thing and you've taken it from me
A single light, a single friend, but you've made that end
There was one thing to help me escape the misery
And now it's all disarrayed
You took my whole life away
You sent me back to nothing
Now you'll pay
— Neo's Image Song "One Thing", RWBY

    Western Animation 
She only started to believe in herself through Rose’s eyes. If this theory is right, she only began to believe that was capable of agency and nobility and autonomy because Rose believed it of her. (...) While Pearl’s relationship with Rose is still deeply, crucially important to her, it’s no longer the sum of her self-belief. Rose helped her get from a point of nonindividuality ("a pearl") to a point of love-based dependent individuality ("my pearl"), but her story didn’t stop there.

"No matter how hard I try to be strong like you, I'm just a Pearl! I'm useless on my own! I need someone to tell me what to do! When we fuse, I can feel what it's like to be you; confident, and secure, and complete. You're perfect. You're the perfect relationship. You're always together. I just...I wanted to be a part of that."
Pearl to Garnet, Steven Universe, "Friend Ship"

Elderly Woman: She [Lisa] said you were traveling.
Dracula: I was. The way men do. Slowly. No more.
Castlevania (2017), "Witchbottle"

To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.


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