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The main page for Relationship Voice Actor indicates that the characters involved ought to demonstrate some sort of internal relationship. For example Alice and Bob who voice close friends in Work X also voiced characters who were close friends in Work Y. Or Atsuko and Barbara, who are doing voices for Work X, happened to voice the same character in Work Y on opposite sides of the Pacific. It's a reasonably forgiving trope as long as editors put in the due diligence to explain themselves.
In practice pages with this entries are prone to severe example bloat due to it being a magnet for Entry Pimps and fan gushing. It's facing the same misuse that "He Also Voiced" aka Role Association do, i.e. an excuse to say that these voice actors also voiced other characters the editor liked, with no indication of how said characters might related to each other in either work aside from coexisting. In especially bad cases, it turns into the Long List, especially since English anime dubs tend to consist of a small number of Production Posses who see repeated use across the industry due to the limited pool of available actors.
For a bad example of this, look at Fire Emblem: Three Houses. I've already gone and cleaned up that section more than once, including adding a commented-out disclaimer to minimize further misuse. But it still sees constant shoehorns to the point of example bloat.
Edited by AlleyOop on Oct 4th 2020 at 3:03:33 PM
This trope is on the TRS docket (at least it will be eventually) and there's honestly a high chance of it being cut. I don't think cleanup will help any regardless because of how deep-seated the problems are.
Edited by Karxrida on Oct 4th 2020 at 4:38:33 AM
I'm explicitly in camp "Not A Trope, there's just a segment of the wiki with a really strange fixation on voice actors" on this one. So I'm also unsure what the point of a cleanup would be.
Cleanup isn't necessary for a trope that's likely to get cut.
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