However, in both cases, the yuri elements are quite minor. In doing so, she draws a line between what is real in yuri and what is romantic fantasy. She struggles to reconcile both her masculinity, as a prince-to-be, and her femininity as a previously rescued princess, and to identify her feelings towards Anthy as well as towards male suitors. Owing both to her goal to become a prince and her inner sense of nobility, she comes to the aid of her friend Wakaba who often jokingly refers to Utena as her boyfriend, despite actually being straight when the latter girl is humiliated by her love interest: school council vice president and kendo practitioner Saionji Kyouichi.
A yuri love triangle springs up between Hamazu, her would-be girlfriend, and her childhood friend. But the core of the series is the relationship between young Nanoha and Fate Testarossa, her rival on her quest for the mighty Jewel Seeds. Mistaking Utena for a mysterious new "duelist," he meets her at a special location behind the school where Utena meets Himemiya Anthy, the "Rose Bride," who has the "Power to Revolutionise the World. Sachiko has a terrible phobia of men, although she is willing to put that aside if her devotion to Yumi requires her to do so.