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The three have never actually met, neither exist in the same universe. The three are pretty similar though. The three all play and love the piano, and it is their hobbies. Monika and Mari could also be considered as the "Ultimate Pianist", as they are good. But since Kaede's Ultimate is the Ultimate Pianist, it may imply she is the best at playing the Piano out of the two. The three also wear a skirt, and for Kaede and Monika they wear school uniforms.
Mari and Kaede died from hanging, though it was only believed Mari died from hanging. So in reality Kaede is the only one who died in that way, and Monika had driven someone to hang themselves. Meaning Mari and Kaede had been victims while Monika had "killed" someone. The three have slightly the same personality's, the three can be a bit of perfectionists at times, the three are lighthearted as well. The three almost have the same length, though Monika's hair length is a bit longer. The three also wear something around their necks, a ribbon for Monika and Mari and a tie for Kaede.
The three can also be the jokeish type. For example, Mari is known to flirt around and tease Hero. While Monika and Kaede tend to joke around with their friends. The three also are very important in the universe they are in, later on in the games they are in you find a shocking truth, that Mari was killed by Sunny, Kaede wasn't the person who killed Rantaro and that Monika knows that she's actually in a game. Though Mari and Kaede are shown to be more similar. Kaede and Mari are the only ones dead out of the three. The three also have a memorable song, Your Reality for Monika, Final Duet for Mari and Claire de Lune or even Der Flohwalzer.
Fans of the pair often like to joke around that the three would practice piano together, or help each other practice. Though this is mostly a crackship and is shipped since the three love the piano, and their similarity's. There is not to many fanwork made for the two, there is some fanart of them practicing piano, or even them being friends and playing around. Fans prefer shipping them in friendship instead of a polyship. Some rivals of the three are Sayonika, Irumatsu and HeroMari, or some may prefer Mari's ship with Kaede and in rare cases Mari's ship with Monika.
Fans tend to headcanon that the three would be really good friends if they were in the same universe. As this ship is a "rare-pair" not much is known about the fandoms opinion on it. Fans may consider this an underrated ship at times. This ship is mostly a side ship in the fandoms. This ship is mostly a crackship as well. Though, their similarities helped sail this ship even more. Mostly, there isn't much fanfictions made for them, instead usually just some art or fans headcanons on the ship.
- Piano Buddies refers to the ship between Kaede and Mari
- Sweet Melody refers to the ship between Mari and Monika
- They share the ship name "Piano Buddies" with Mari and Kaede's ship.
|SHIPS||het||Baseball Bat • HeroMari • Honeysuckle • Photobomb • Pink Popcorn • Sunburn|
|slash||Cactiflower • Sunflower • Suntan • Sunset|
|femslash||Kimbrey • Maribrey • Piano Buddies • Sweet Melody|
|family||SunMari • Super Heroes|
|CHARACTERS||male||Basil • Hero • Kel • Sunny|
|female||Aubrey • Mari|
|SHIPS||het||Sayori x MC|
|femslash||Monisuki • Natsuri • Sayomatsu • Sayonika • Sayosuki • Sayuri • Sweet Melody • Yurika|
|CHARACTERS||female||Monika • Sayori|