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|Related tropes/genres||Star-Crossed Lovers, Enemies to Lovers, Secret Relationship|
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Forbidden love is a romantic trope in both fanon and canon. It involves a relationship that is somehow taboo or disallowed. Infidelity, age differences, power dynamics (i.e. teacher/student) and incest are some common reasons that a relationship may be treated as forbidden. Other times it is because the characters are enemies, or from different classes, races, religions, species. Slash and femslash works may involve the characters facing homophobic restrictions or prejudice.