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I would like to point out that romantic overtones, subtext, or even gestures may not count as a \
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I would like to point out that romantic overtones, subtext, or even gestures may not count as a \\\"hookup\\\". A hookup, as I understand it in this context, is when a couple has become \\\"official\\\", as in they are considered to be boyfriend and girlfriend/betrothed/consummate lovers. While I agree that the reciprocated love between Rinoa and Squall starts to appear around she gets sick, that doesn\\\'t particularly count as a \\\"hookup\\\"--because that doesn\\\'t mean they\\\'ve taken that step.

If subtext, overtones and gestures were enough, you wouldn\\\'t have tropes like EveryoneCanSeeIt, AwTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther and, most importantly, TwiceShy. For example, we have characters like [[HajimeNoIppo Ippo and Kumi]], [[InuYasha Inu Yasha and Kagome]] and [[SoulCalibur Kilik and Xianghua]]. The first couple are deeply in love with each other but CannotSpitItOut, the second couple was in love but were constantly in danger of being broken up until the very end, and the third couple were in love but [[StarcrossedLovers never able to get together at all]].

The problem seems to be in the language of the entry. The entry spins LastMinuteHookup in a negative way by saying that though the game is \\\"billed as a romance\\\", the two don\\\'t officially become a couple until the end with their first kiss. This makes it sound as though the game should not be counted as a romance and/or that all [[NoTrueScotsman \\\"true\\\"]] romance stories involve an official couple, which is not true. That wording also ignores that this sort of slow build-up is common in Japanese courtship (OrSoIHeard).
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And will get those levels back if he makes a Fortitude save or gets a Restoration spell. The point is that the comic is deliberately vague about the characters\' precise abilities and as such we should not list them here, even if they were relevant to TVTropes, which they are not.
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And will get those levels back if he makes a Fortitude save or gets a Restoration spell. The point is that the comic is deliberately vague about the characters\\\' precise stats and as such we should not list them here, even if they were relevant to TVTropes, which they are not.
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