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|Related:||Secret Crush, Shipper on Deck, Match Maker Quest, Blind Dates|
|See Also:||"The Matchmaker" on TV Tropes|
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- CharacterC ("The Matchmaker" which is sometimes considered a secondary character in the story) try and set up the CharacterA with the CharacterB which CharacterA usually has a [maybe not so] secret crush on.
In Harry Potter fanworks, Molly Weasley and Ginny Weasley are the most popular characters to use as the "matchmaker". Hermione Granger, Bill Weasley (prior to canon knowledge of Bill/Fleur), Charlie Weasley are often the people that Molly and/or Ginny are trying to get paired up (although not always together - so it's not always Hermione/Charlie or Hermione/Bill). Other characters are also used in matchmaking stories.
In Life With Derek fanworks, especially Casey McDonald/Derek Venturi fanworks, Casey and Derek's siblings Marti Venturi, Lizzie McDonald and Edwin Venturi are often trying to set Casey & Derek up together. Other times it's their parents or friends that get in on the action.
- A Venturi Plan of Action by juliashappyfish (Casey/Derek)
- Edwin Venturi, Matchmaker by bsloths (Casey/Derek, minor Lizzie/Edwin)
In Sherlock (BBC) fanworks, matchmaking works are often focused on the pairing Sherlock/John than any others, however Mycroft Holmes has a few works dedicated to it, namely for the pairing Mycroft/Lestrade. Molly Hooper is also rarely used, with the top pairing for her is Sherlock/Molly.