Search/Recent Changes
DBTropes
...it's like TV Tropes, but LINKED DATA!

Rescue Romance

 Rescue Romance
type
FeatureClass
 Rescue Romance
label
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance
page
RescueRomance
 Rescue Romance
comment
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_1'); })One of the methods writers use to jumpstart relationships. A variety of Samaritan Relationship Starter.
Alice is in a fix. She has tried everything. She doesn't know what to do. When all hope seems lost, Bob comes in at the last minute and rescues Alice, causing Alice to fall in love with him.
If done humorously, this is done at the beginning of a series, adding to the Harem. A staged rescue is a common simple plan to get a couple together.
Done seriously, this is one of the ways writers get a relationship hampered by Cannot Spit It Out started, as opposed to communication, or heck; they might not have even met or talked to each other previously.
A typical set up goes something like this (adjust the details to fit your setting): An agile male character, often the Hero, meeting a female character (Love Interests, etc) by saving them from being hit on by thugs, or older (college) men who seem lecherous. The thugs grab the female by the hand and pull her away to have a "cup of tea" with them, or become violent as she stubbornly rejects their advances (may involve knives). Enter the hero, either hitting the offenders in the arm, or entering the scene by kicking the guy (head, solar plexus, etc), and saving her from forceful romantic advances. (And possibly incurring some injuries, enabling the After Action Patch Up.)
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_2'); })Oddly enough some medieval romancers, despite being the reason Damsel in Distress is called that ("damsel" being the diminutive of medieval French for "lady"), actually sometimes didn't like this trope. Basically some of them thought that, since the girl now owed the guy, the resulting romance wasn't pure enough, aesthetically speaking. The various aristocrats who paid their bills mostly told 'em to shut up; part of the ideal of knighthood was being a protector, and who doesn't want to hear about a good deed they could actually do being rewarded with some sweet lovin'?
Expect a negative response from some if this chickifies an Action Girl (though this can be almost completely negated by having the couple take turns with the Distress Ball). Nevertheless, the Knight in Shining Armor saving the Damsel in Distress who he then weds and the two living Happily Ever After is at least Older Than Feudalism, going back at least as far as the myth of Perseus and Andromeda.
Advertisement:propertag.cmd.push(function() { proper_display('tvtropes_mobile_ad_3'); })It is a subset of Meet Cute and thus a common subject of fanfic in regards to Shipping. If Rescue Romance is a manly man's reward for being a valiant protector, the Florence Nightingale Effect is a womanly woman's reward for being a caring nurturer.
Compare Smooch of Victory, Rescue Sex, Standard Hero Reward, Relationship-Salvaging Disaster, Bodyguard Crush. Contrast A Match Made in Stockholm. See also The Dulcinea Effect.
Examples:
 Rescue Romance
fetched
2020-11-25T18:18:52Z
 Rescue Romance
parsed
2020-11-25T18:18:52Z
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to ActionGirl: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to ActionGirlfriend: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to AfterActionPatchup: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to AlphaBitch: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to AnguishedDeclarationOfLove: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to AttemptedRape: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to BerserkButton: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to BigBad: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to BigEater: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to BloodPlus: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to BodyguardCrush: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to CatchAFallingStar: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to ChasteHero: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to ChildhoodFriendRomance: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to CluelessChickMagnet: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to CrashIntoHello: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys: Not an Item - UNKNOWN
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to DeathTrap: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to DespairEventHorizon: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to DivingSave: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to DoubleSubversion: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to DownplayedTrope: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to DreamWeaver: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to EvilPlan: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to Filler: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to FlorenceNightingaleEffect: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to GayOption: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to GeekyTurnOn: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to GenderInvertedTrope: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to GenerationXerox: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to GenreSavvy: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to GoKartingWithBowser: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to GoThroughMe: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to GoldDigger: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to HalfHumanHybrid: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to HaremGenre: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to HaveWeMetYet: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to HeroesWantRedheads: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to HeroicSacrifice: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to HiddenElfVillage: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to ImpliedTrope: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to IncompatibleOrientation: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to IntimateHealing: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to ItMakesSenseInContext: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to Jerkass: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to JustFriends: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to KatekyoHitmanReborn: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to KnightInShiningArmor: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to LesYay: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to LikeParentLikeSpouse: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to LiterallyFallingInLove: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to LoonyFan: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to LoveAtFirstSight: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to LoveTriangle: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to MadBomber: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to MadScientistsBeautifulDaughter: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to MindGameShip: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to MysteriousWaif: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to ObliviousToLove: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to OfficialCouple: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to OncePerEpisode: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations: Not an Item - UNKNOWN
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to PlayedForLaughs: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to PrecociousCrush: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to PrisonShip: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to RelationshipUpgrade: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to RescueSex: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to RescueThePrincess: Not an Item - UNKNOWN
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to RomanceSidequest: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to SamusIsAGirl: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to ShipTease: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to ShipperOnDeck: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to ShrinkingViolet: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to SingleTargetSexuality: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to StalkerWithACrush: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to StarWars: Not an Item - CAT
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to TakingTheBullet: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to TearJerker: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to TemptingFate: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to TheAnimeOfTheGame: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to TheBigDamnKiss: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to TheCasanova: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to TheHero: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers: Not an Item - CAT
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to TheProtagonist: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to TheSoCalledCoward: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to TheWoobie: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to ThereIsOnlyOneBed: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to TroublingUnchildlikeBehavior: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to TrueCompanions: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to Tsundere: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to Understatement: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to UnknownRival: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to UnresolvedSexualTension: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to UnwantedHarem: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to WarriorPrince: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to WhatTheHellHero: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to WhiteMage: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to WhiteMagicianGirl: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to WillTheyOrWontThey: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to WithATangledSkein: Not an Item - UNKNOWN
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to ZergRush: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to ZigZaggingTrope: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to backstory: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to invokedtrope: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to lampshadehanging: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to parodiedtrope: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to playingwithatrope: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingComment
Dropped link to runninggag: Not an Item - FEATURE
 Rescue Romance
processingUnknown
DailyLivesOfHighSchoolBoys
 Rescue Romance
processingUnknown
WithATangledSkein
 Rescue Romance
processingUnknown
RescueThePrincess
 Rescue Romance
processingUnknown
PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations
 Rescue Romance
isPartOf
DBTropes
 Rescue Romance / int_10ddd3d5
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_10ddd3d5
comment
This is actually portrayed very well in the various games: even in the few situations where Link is old enough to conceivably pursue a romance with Zelda, he's also far too intently focused on his duty instead of her. He never ignores her, or through ignorance or malice puts her in danger, but he's never shown even the slightest interest in a romantic relationship. In Twilight Princess, however, the initial reason you start your adventure is to go rescue the mayor's daughter who pretty clearly likes Link already. Link does meet Zelda and Midna, but he has almost no interaction with Zelda at all, nor do either he or Midna ever show explicit romantic feelings for each other.
 Rescue Romance / int_10ddd3d5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_10ddd3d5
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_10ddd3d5
 Rescue Romance / int_120b18d7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_120b18d7
comment
A main plot device in all three movie versions of King Kong, although the sexuality of the relationship between Anne and Kong was toned down to platonic love in the 2005 version.
 Rescue Romance / int_120b18d7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_120b18d7
featureConfidence
1.0
 King Kong (Franchise)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_120b18d7
 Rescue Romance / int_122bfae1
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_122bfae1
comment
Seiji Sawamura saves Takako Ayase in Midori Days from a band of delinquents that were dragging her away. She falls in love shortly afterward when she sees him letting himself get beaten up without resorting to violence (fighting back) in order to save a friend and defuse the gang's grudge.
 Rescue Romance / int_122bfae1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_122bfae1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Midori Days (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_122bfae1
 Rescue Romance / int_12f3a8b2
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_12f3a8b2
comment
A lesbian variant occurs in Beauty Queens, Jennifer rescue Sosie from a giant snake. Later they become a couple.
 Rescue Romance / int_12f3a8b2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_12f3a8b2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Beauty Queens
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_12f3a8b2
 Rescue Romance / int_135f97c9
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_135f97c9
comment
Invoked in Emma. Emma is sure that Harriet and Frank Churchill will fall in love after Frank rescues Harriet from the gypsies. Instead, Harriet falls for Knightly, who "rescues" her by dancing with her after she was snubbed by another man.
 Rescue Romance / int_135f97c9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_135f97c9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Emma
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_135f97c9
 Rescue Romance / int_136342f1
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_136342f1
comment
Teased, but ultimately subverted in Mort. "We talked about it. Then we thought, just because you happen to rescue a princess, you shouldn't rush into things." Death specifically refers to the Snow White/Sleeping Beauty version as a bad idea.
 Rescue Romance / int_136342f1
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_136342f1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Mort
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_136342f1
 Rescue Romance / int_13b6da8c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_13b6da8c
comment
Played with in Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Captain Hammer "saves" Penny from a runaway van and they become an item. Even though he saved her by throwing her into a pile of trash. And it was really Dr. Horrible who stopped the van.
 Rescue Romance / int_13b6da8c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_13b6da8c
featureConfidence
1.0
 DoctorHorriblesSingAlongBlog
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_13b6da8c
 Rescue Romance / int_1463a028
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_1463a028
comment
Similarly, there was a Law & Order: Special Victims Unit where a couple had this as a major fetish. The problem was that the husband was doing increasingly horrible things to the male escorts hired as "attackers."
 Rescue Romance / int_1463a028
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_1463a028
featureConfidence
1.0
 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_1463a028
 Rescue Romance / int_1641fd92
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_1641fd92
comment
In Sunrider Mask of Arcadius, Asaga develops feelings for Kayto after he rescues her from her wedding ceremony to Veniczar Arcadius. Unfortunately for her, Kayto is oblivious to her feelings and ends up in a relationship with her best friend Chigara instead.
 Rescue Romance / int_1641fd92
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_1641fd92
featureConfidence
1.0
 Sunrider (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_1641fd92
 Rescue Romance / int_17d512a6
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_17d512a6
comment
Detective Conan:
Specifically invoked and then harshly deconstructed. A guy who hopelessly crushes on Ran, Sonoko, and Shinichi's sempai Asami drugs her when they go karaoke singing and then secretly sets her place on fire, hoping she'd finally fall for him when he rescued her. In the end, not only Ran was the one who really rescued Asami, but Conan (through Kogoro) revealed his gambit to everyone, harshly calling him out on his selfishness.
Played straighter with the Official Couple of Ran and Shinichi, since they've mutually helped and rescued each other (even if Shinichi is in his Conan form almost all the time) several times - often a great risk to themselves. Lampshaded once when Ran's drugged and almost forcibly drowned at some point, then Conan rushes in to help her; thanks to the drug and lack of oxygen she sees Conan as Shinichi, and before passing out she smiles and says "Don't worry, I'm okay... Shinichi came to save me..."
It's played straight as well with another Official Couple: Kobayashi and Shiratori. As children, he supported her when she stood up to shoplifters. As adults, he is one of the persons who protects her when she's targeted by a murderer because she knows too much (complete with a Declaration of Protection), and him giving a "The Reason You Suck" Speech to the culprit that sounded almost exactly like the one he gave to the shoplifters is what makes her remember that he was the boy from their past.
Played straight with Miwako and Takagi more than once. She's his Action Girlfriend and did lose her First Love to a Mad Bomber, so any time the guy's in risk she's gone Violently Protective Girlfriend on the culprits.
 Rescue Romance / int_17d512a6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_17d512a6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Detective Conan (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_17d512a6
 Rescue Romance / int_18cf31fd
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_18cf31fd
comment
Subverted in the pilot of Royal Pains. Hank saves the life of a beautiful model and she falls in love with him. Hank identifies it as the Florence Nightingale Effect and tells her to go back to New York and come back in a few weeks if she still feels this way. She is never seen again so she presumably got over her feelings.
 Rescue Romance / int_18cf31fd
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_18cf31fd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Royal Pains
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_18cf31fd
 Rescue Romance / int_1b386512
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_1b386512
comment
Averted in Ranma ½: Ranma Saotome saves Kodachi Kuno from falling off of a roof — but caused her to fall in the first place because he accidentally hit her in the head while she was running away from an attempt to ambush Akane Tendo. Kodachi fixates him on a romantic figure after she comes to, but Ranma does not reciprocate her feelings, due to a combination of having two existing Arranged Marriages (though he's only aware of one at the moment) and an Accidental Marriage (though neither he nor the girl in question is aware of it at this precise moment), and Kodachi's... unusual... ideas about romance. Her first action after regaining consciousness — well, second, her first is to cuddle to him and ask for his name — is to paralyze him with a bouquet of poison-laced roses so she can kiss him.
 Rescue Romance / int_1b386512
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_1b386512
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ranma ½ (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_1b386512
 Rescue Romance / int_1b49ce18
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_1b49ce18
comment
In The Aristocats, Duchess falls in love with O'Malley as he helps her and her kittens find their way home.
 Rescue Romance / int_1b49ce18
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_1b49ce18
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Aristocats
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_1b49ce18
 Rescue Romance / int_1b4b2f5c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_1b4b2f5c
comment
Highschool of the Dead: Asami fell hard for Hirano after he stood up to Shimada for her, to keep him from raping Shizuka. Shortly after the incident, she followed him up to the rooftop to thank him, while dropping not-so-subtle hints that she was available and interested.
 Rescue Romance / int_1b4b2f5c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_1b4b2f5c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Highschool of the Dead (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_1b4b2f5c
 Rescue Romance / int_1b7f85df
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_1b7f85df
comment
In K, Shiro is running away from HOMRA in the first episode when Kuroh saves him. Kuroh picks Shiro up in his arms, and Shiro blushes as he sees Kuroh's face for the first time. Then Kuroh carries him up to a rooftop... and proceeds to try to "slay" Shiro himself. They do end up being teammates, though, with a lot more romantic moments later on - and Kuroh does stop trying to slay him.
 Rescue Romance / int_1b7f85df
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_1b7f85df
featureConfidence
1.0
 K
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_1b7f85df
 Rescue Romance / int_1c5604f0
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_1c5604f0
comment
Every single couple in Ride Your Wave starts with this. Minato fell for Hinako after she saved him from drowning as a child, Hinako fell for Minato after he saved her from a burning building, and Yoko fell for Wasabi after his encouraging words gave her the motivation to start attending school again.
 Rescue Romance / int_1c5604f0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_1c5604f0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ride Your Wave
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_1c5604f0
 Rescue Romance / int_1cc09117
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_1cc09117
comment
Bleach:
Played for Laughs in the anime. Yoruichi rescues Soifon causing her to completely melt and turn all goggly-eyed and gushy.
This is how Isshin and Masaki met and got together. When Isshin interferes with Aizen's latest hollowfication experiment, Aizen sabotages Isshin's chances of killing the hollow, and as a result, Isshin is severely wounded. Masaki jumps in and kills the hollow, saving Isshin's life but inadvertently suffering a fatal hollow infection in the process. Isshin's decision to save her right back meant he had to sacrifice his shinigami power to do so.
One of Ichigo's strongest motivations is to protect his loved ones, and two of these persons are girls not related to him: Rukia, the Action Girl who gave him his powers at first, and Orihime, his Barrier Warrior friend. Each girl gets abducted for different reasons, and each time Ichigo pulls a Roaring Rampage of Rescue for her. The one he marries is Orihime.
 Rescue Romance / int_1cc09117
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_1cc09117
featureConfidence
1.0
 Bleach (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_1cc09117
 Rescue Romance / int_1d90e8dd
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_1d90e8dd
comment
In Your servant, Mistress, Diaval falls in love with Maleficent after she protects him from sexual harassment. (It helps that he was already looking for a relationship.)
 Rescue Romance / int_1d90e8dd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_1d90e8dd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Your Servant Mistress / Fan Fic
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_1d90e8dd
 Rescue Romance / int_1e7ca85f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_1e7ca85f
comment
Hercules: Hercules tries to save Meg when she's being harassed, but she's less than impressed. Then, she saves him after a big blowup. He finally saves her from the afterlife, and their romance is sealed.
 Rescue Romance / int_1e7ca85f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_1e7ca85f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Hercules
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_1e7ca85f
 Rescue Romance / int_1f04caca
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_1f04caca
comment
Subverted in Sword Princess Amaltea. Amaltea thought this was the norm, and of course this being a gender flip of a fairytale, the reader thought too, so she went, slays the dragon and goes to "rescue" the prince in the tower; but unfortunately Reality Ensues for her when Ossian straight out refuses to marry her (she's a stranger after all) and there are subtle hints that Ossian may not have been in distress at all.
 Rescue Romance / int_1f04caca
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_1f04caca
featureConfidence
1.0
 Sword Princess Amaltea (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_1f04caca
 Rescue Romance / int_1f0fe64e
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_1f0fe64e
comment
Monster:
Played with repeatedly. Tenma's first meeting with adult Nina when she's waiting by Heidelberg castle seems like it's going this way, except for the aversion they never unambiguously get beyond Will They or Won't They?, the inversion she ends up rescuing him that time, and by being there, they both fail to save her foster parents, and the disturbing subversion that her Meet Cute-ish Lampshade Hanging response to Tenma's appearance ("Are you my prince?") is primed by a series of anonymous romantic emails which are actually from her twin brother..
In a more straightforward(!) subversion, both the Big Bad and The Dragon frequently pose as rescuers and unexpected friends and allies, romantically or otherwise, in order to further their plans. Karl's quasi-idolatrous friendship with Johan also just keeps on giving on the Dramatic Irony and Fridge Horror fronts, the more you find out about Karl's family and Johan's connections with them.
Johan's own Mind Game Ship fixation on Tenma could also be seen as a very warped one-sided version of this, for all Johan's questionable reassurance that he sees Tenma as a father figure since Tenma saved his life when he was a very young boy.
Also by way of subversion, Tenma's repeated rescues of his Stalker with a Crush ex Eva who eventually gets the nearest to straight version of this trope with her bodyguard Martin, and Nina's response to Tenma saving her brother.
Averted when Nina is rescued and nursed back to health by Lipsky. He develops feelings for her, but she doesn't seem to view him as anything more than a close friend.
 Rescue Romance / int_1f0fe64e
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_1f0fe64e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Monster
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_1f0fe64e
 Rescue Romance / int_1fa798f0
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_1fa798f0
comment
The Babysitter: At the start of the film, Cole and his 12-year old neighbor, Melanie, are only friends. That changes after Cole goes from being everyone's victim to almost single-handedly taking down a cult of homicidal maniacs to protect himself and Melanie from harm. She even gives him a kiss for luck before his showdown with Bee and tells him they should makeout "next time".
 Rescue Romance / int_1fa798f0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_1fa798f0
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Babysitter
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_1fa798f0
 Rescue Romance / int_1fb7a2ae
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_1fb7a2ae
comment
Discussed and deconstructed in an episode of Magical Pokaan, where the girls are discussing how they would like to meet their future boyfriends. Liru suggests this as her preferred scenario, but Aiko criticizes her, saying that such relationships tend to be based on heat-of-the-moment attraction and don't tend to last.
 Rescue Romance / int_1fb7a2ae
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_1fb7a2ae
featureConfidence
1.0
 Magical Pokaan
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_1fb7a2ae
 Rescue Romance / int_2104e6f2
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_2104e6f2
comment
In Receiver of Many Demeter fell in love with Zeus when he freed her and the rest of their siblings from Cronus. His face was the first one she saw after many years in darkness.
 Rescue Romance / int_2104e6f2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_2104e6f2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Receiver of Many
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_2104e6f2
 Rescue Romance / int_2142f93d
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_2142f93d
comment
Subverted in Slayers: In the first episode, Gourry steps in to save Lina from Bandits, but she really didn't need the help. Also, while she does admit he's handsome and lets him continue traveling with her, the development of their relationship has more to do with their adventures together than their initial meeting (despite him having a Bodyguard Crush on her for quite a while).
 Rescue Romance / int_2142f93d
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_2142f93d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Slayers
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_2142f93d
 Rescue Romance / int_2192aeb3
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_2192aeb3
comment
In the Fire Emblem series:
In Fire Emblem Gaiden:
In the remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Gray joins the mission to rescue Clair in hopes to help save her and score this with her (or at least, Rescue Sex). If both of them live to the end, they get married.
Tatiana and Zeke's relationship mixes this and Florence Nightingale Effect since she rescued him when he washed ashore and took care of him.
In Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War:
Sigurd helps a girl named Deirdre who's harassed by a thug. She thanks him profusely, but flees, and Sigurd can't take her out of his mind, even when people say she's from a hidden village and can't be with him. The next time they see each other, Deirdre asks to join his troupe since she's a magic user and confesses she's been crushing on him ever since he helped her. Sigurd says he feels the same and lets her come with the group, and they eventually become an Official Couple.
Another possibility in the same game (this one's optional, whereas Sigurd and Deirdre automatically become hitched) is the hook-up between Prince Jamke and Lady Edain. She was kidnapped by Jamke's evil older brother who wanted to marry her, but Jamke let her go along with teenage thief Dew. When he returns, it's as an enemy; Edain recruits him for the good guys and, through conversations, can make him fall in love with her.
In Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
An optional possiblity is Eliwood of Pherae and Ninian the Dancer. The ship fall into this trope too. In Lyn's tale, Eliwood helps Lyn and Nils save a kidnapped Ninian, but she's unconscious that time and doesn't know Eliwood played a part in her rescue, until their C support brings that up and she's able to say thanks.
Something similar happens with Rebecca the Archer and Lowen the Cavalier; their C support is about Rebecca glamourizing the time they met, when Lowen rescued her from the bandits ransacking her village and recruited her for Eliwood's troupe.
In The Sacred Stones, it is possible to form a strong Support bond between the Paladin Seth and Princess Eirika, where he confesses that he has feelings for her that were fanned when he had to evacuate her from Renais Castle. This changes the epilogue such that Seth eventually gets married to her.
In Fire Emblem Awakening:
Chrom and Robin, the female Avatar can have something like this as well: He's one of the two persons who find her in the field at the beginning and take her into the Shepherds (the other being Chrom's sister Lissa), and when she's trapped by Grima in the final chapter, it's the sound of his voice that brings her back. In the case of a male Avatar and Lissa, the tie-in comics explain that while she can't bring the Avatar back when trapped by Grima... she is the one who actually found the passed out Avatar in the fields (via tripping on them), then called Chrom over for help.
If you get Chrom and Sumia hitched via Supports, they're a genderflipped example since she saves him in Chapter 3 from the enemy on her Pegasus.
Maribelle can get hitched with Ricken (who helps her flee from Plegian soldiers), Libra (whom she rescues from a bunch of drunkards), and Gaius (who once was forced to frame her father to save her from a corrupt nobleman who held her hostage, and still feels horrible because of that... despite also him having sent a letter that ultimately saved Maribelle's father from being unfairly executed.)
Subverted by Kellam and Sully. He does help her once during battle, but he's wounded and not only does she call him out on his lack of self-care, but returns the favor immediately via bandaging his injuries.
For such a so-called coward, Yarne can score this with Nah as well, rescuing her from kidnappers.
Lon'qu can have this with Lissa after saving her from an assassin, and a variation with Miriel after he keeps her from falling to her death while she's completely absorbed in her studies.
More downplayed examples include the Female Avatar and Walhart when he saves her from collapsing while reorganizing her books, Laurent and Cynthia when he saves her from being run over by a ballista during training (and he lampshades the trope itself), and Gerome and Noire when he helps her when she's carrying a too-heavy crate and almost falls.
Fire Emblem Fates doesn't lack examples, either.
Azama can potentially have this with two women: his lady-of-liege Princess Hinoka (whom he found badly injured in the mountains and nursed back to health, which is why he serves under her in the first place) and Effie in the third path (theirs is a mutual rescue since they met when she shielded him from an enemy attack, and he healed her injuries at least three times.)
Princess Azura's romantic supports often invoke the trope... but in several of them, she is the one to the rescue. On one hand, she helps Hinata to get away from a Nohrian spy that had tricked him before, patches up Saizo's wounds when he gets hurt helping her, exorcises a demon that was about to attack Silas, helps Takumi to get free from a More Than Mind Control spell on the Birthright route, and stops Ryoma and Xander from what's about to be a Duel to the Death on the Revelation route; on the other, Subaki protects her from hitmen and Arthur once rescued her from guards years ago. She also has a mutual rescue with the Male Avatar on Conquest; he saves her from soldiers that had captured and were going to execute her, and she later repays the favor by protecting him from assassins in their support chain.
The above mentioned Saizo is not only rescued by Azura, but also by Princess Sakura. He's very seriously injured in their C support and Sakura walks on him about to pass out from pain and blood loss, so she promptly heals his wounds and then helps him get away from the ones who attacked him. And in the Golden Path, she's one of the two persons (the other being his brother Kaze) who manages to stop him from committing Murder-Suicide with the Avatar.
While Prince Xander is not exactly a Distressed Dude, in his A support with Charlotte he's taken by surprise by a Faceless at a time when he doesn't have a weapon handy. Charlotte runs in, tears the Faceless off him, and beats it to death with her bare hands.
If Kaze and a Female Avatar obtain an A support before Chapter 15 of Birthright, he saves the two from falling down a huge cliff (and if they don't have said A support, he pulls a Heroic Sacrifice). If they get an S support after that, it can be easily seen as this trope.
On the Revelation route, Leo saves Sakura when Zola takes her hostage in Chapter 10, and the two can later hook up when he joins the party in Chapter 17. She's even one of his best options for a wife in gameplay given she provides excellent pair-up bonuses as an Onmyoji and passes him access to the class for access to Tomefaire, which gives a sizable boost to his damage output with his trademark tome Brynhildr.
At the beginning of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Player Character Byleth saves Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude from a bandit attack, and they can romance them at the end of the game. It's played with a bit when you beat Chapter 11 and learn Edelgard set the whole thing up to begin with, but Kostas' comments on the matter indicate he didn't know who hired him and she was in genuine danger of losing her life.
 Rescue Romance / int_2192aeb3
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_2192aeb3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fire Emblem (Franchise)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_2192aeb3
 Rescue Romance / int_22147342
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_22147342
comment
Happens in Arrow with Thea and Roy, when he saves her from Attempted Rape by gang members and gets stabbed while doing it. She understandably freaks out over him being hurt and what could have happened to her had he not saved her, and takes him to get stitched up. He denies that he's her friend and they kiss in the hospital room.
Discussed and defied in regards to Nyssa and Sara. Nyssa comments that she found Sara alone, starving, and frightened, took her in, nursed her back to health, and ultimately trained her to be an assassin. Sara however insists that she wasn't with Nyssa because of the rescue, but because she genuinely loved her.
 Rescue Romance / int_22147342
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_22147342
featureConfidence
1.0
 Arrow
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_22147342
 Rescue Romance / int_2221ecbd
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_2221ecbd
comment
An episode of CSI: NY also takes a spin on the trope with a woman who, it initially appears, gets back together with her ex after he saves her from being kidnapped and assaulted. It turns out that the "abduction" was a fetish game she and her current partner had knowingly staged, and her ex killed her lover in a fit of jealousy - she just found it hot that he would go that far for her.
 Rescue Romance / int_2221ecbd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_2221ecbd
featureConfidence
1.0
 CSI: NY
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_2221ecbd
 Rescue Romance / int_223c2a48
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_223c2a48
comment
In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it's implied that after Link rescues Zelda from a trio of attacking Yiga ninjas, she starts to warm up to him and possibly even develop feelings for him. Mipha's diary in the "Champions' Ballad" DLC also shows that she fell in love with Link after he protected her from a Lynel.
 Rescue Romance / int_223c2a48
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_223c2a48
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_223c2a48
 Rescue Romance / int_223ca590
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_223ca590
comment
In Fire and Shadow, Nightpaw fell for Firefang after he saved her from a snake. He remained Oblivious to Love until he's told of her crush. The two eventually ended up mates.
 Rescue Romance / int_223ca590
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_223ca590
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fire and Shadow (Fanfic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_223ca590
 Rescue Romance / int_23553960
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_23553960
comment
Possibly played with in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain: In Ground Zeroes Chico goes to Camp Omega with the intention of rescuing Paz, who he has feelings for, but ends up getting himself caught. Nevertheless, Paz is extremely happy that he came to her rescue and gives him a kiss at one point.
 Rescue Romance / int_23553960
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_23553960
featureConfidence
1.0
 Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_23553960
 Rescue Romance / int_247422c7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_247422c7
comment
The Honor Harrington short story "Beauty and the Beast" (from the anthology Beginnings) reveals that Honor Harrington's parents, Alfred Harrington and Allison Chou, got together this way. Both were attending medical school on Beowulf, met, and instantly became desperately infatuated with each other. Then Allison got kidnapped by enemies of her very prominent family, and thanks to the empathic link they turned out to share, Alfred was able to track her down and rescue her. Their romance progressed rather rapidly after that.
 Rescue Romance / int_247422c7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_247422c7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Honor Harrington
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_247422c7
 Rescue Romance / int_24d74e86
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_24d74e86
comment
In Pro Wrestling Guerilla, Chris Hero and Candice LeRae after the former saved the latter from her pimp, a Captain Ersatz of Dolemite called The Human Tornado.
 Rescue Romance / int_24d74e86
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_24d74e86
featureConfidence
1.0
 Pro Wrestling Guerilla (Wrestling)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_24d74e86
 Rescue Romance / int_253fc742
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_253fc742
comment
"Snow-White-Fire-Red"
 Rescue Romance / int_253fc742
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_253fc742
featureConfidence
1.0
 Snow-White-Fire-Red
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_253fc742
 Rescue Romance / int_26ef42e7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_26ef42e7
comment
Kevin & Kell goes the distaff route, with hero Leona saving Distressed Dude Carl three times in the matter of six months (from drowning, choking, and poachers). It definitely crossed over with Chronic Hero Syndrome. But all's well that ends well, as they eventually got engaged.
 Rescue Romance / int_26ef42e7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_26ef42e7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Kevin & Kell (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_26ef42e7
 Rescue Romance / int_2867fbfe
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_2867fbfe
comment
Played with in Goodbye, Mr. Chips. On a mountain climbing holiday, Chips sees a young woman "waving excitedly from a dangerous-looking ledge" and goes to see if she needs help. He slips and sprains his ankle, and she has to help him down the mountain. She comes to visit him while he's recuperating, and they fall in love and get married.
 Rescue Romance / int_2867fbfe
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_2867fbfe
featureConfidence
1.0
 Goodbye, Mr. Chips
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_2867fbfe
 Rescue Romance / int_28724fb2
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_28724fb2
comment
Titanic (1997): Jack rescues Rose when she attempts suicide. She falls for him, and upon telling her story 84 years later, says that he saved her in every way a person could be saved.
 Rescue Romance / int_28724fb2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_28724fb2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Titanic (1997)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_28724fb2
 Rescue Romance / int_2aeafe7f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_2aeafe7f
comment
Lost Causes: Jessic met Roger when he saved her from a man who was attacking her. Roger later got Jessica bought by his copyright owners and took her off the streets.
 Rescue Romance / int_2aeafe7f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_2aeafe7f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Lost Causes (Fanfic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_2aeafe7f
 Rescue Romance / int_2b82b95f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_2b82b95f
comment
Deconstructed on iCarly, when Carly and Freddie start dating after Freddie pushed Carly out of the way of a truck, getting severely injured himself in the process. Eventually Freddie realizes (due in part to Sam's advice, for what that may be worth) that Carly might not like really like him for anything other than the rescue, and explains to her that while he hopes they will get back together after some time passes, for the time being they should end their relationship.
 Rescue Romance / int_2b82b95f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_2b82b95f
featureConfidence
1.0
 iCarly
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_2b82b95f
 Rescue Romance / int_2bc03f5c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_2bc03f5c
comment
Zig-zagged a bit in King's Quest: The Floating Castle. Princess Lydia, who has been held captive to marry someone she doesn't want to, originally thinks that Prince Alexander is invoking this trope when he rescues her, and likes the thought because she both thinks it's fairy-tale romantic and that Alexander is rather attractive. But it turns out that Alexander really just needs her help for his real quest, and isn't actually interested in her that way, which disappoints her. But then she ends up bonding with Alexander's sidekick wizard Cyril, who was also helping with the quest.
 Rescue Romance / int_2bc03f5c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_2bc03f5c
featureConfidence
1.0
 King's Quest: The Floating Castle
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_2bc03f5c
 Rescue Romance / int_2cad7105
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_2cad7105
comment
El-Hazard: The Magnificent World:
Parodied when Fujisawa "saves" Miz from her monstrous-looking manservant (she was screaming because the servant poured cold water on her instead of hot). Miz falls in love with him anyway and doesn't bother correcting him.
This is later played straight when Shayla Shayla falls for Makoto after he takes a shot from a power staff for her. And again, in the Sequel Series when Makoto saves Kauru from drowning.
 Rescue Romance / int_2cad7105
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_2cad7105
featureConfidence
1.0
 El-Hazard: The Magnificent World
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_2cad7105
 Rescue Romance / int_2e45b03b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_2e45b03b
comment
In "The Two Brothers", collected by The Brothers Grimm, and "The Three Princes and their Beasts", collected by Andrew Lang, the hero saves the princess from the dragon, and she immediately agrees to marry him.
 Rescue Romance / int_2e45b03b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_2e45b03b
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Two Brothers
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_2e45b03b
 Rescue Romance / int_2ef7cb74
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_2ef7cb74
comment
Lyrical Nanoha:
The first meeting of Subaru and Ixpellia in StrikerS Sound Stage X began with Subaru shielding Ix from falling debris, followed by Subaru fighting off the Mariages that came for Ix (with an accompanying image of a very battered Subaru cradling Ix as they gaze into each other's eyes), and ended with Subaru symbolically and literally bringing Ix out of the darkness and into the light of the current era. When all of that was done, Ix saw Subaru as one of the only people she felt calm with because she rescued her. Unsurprisingly, there's a small but noticeable amount of supporters for this ship which would have been bigger, had Ix not entered her 1000 years of sleep.
And for a straighter example in both senses of the phrase, we have Tohma and Lily, the main pairing for Force who first meet when Tohma finds Lily bound in an abandoned lab, releases her, and takes her with him.
And, of course, more or less the basis for Fate/Nanoha. Nanoha is the one who helps her through her ordeals, after all.
The Nanoha and Fate Rescue Romance gets reversed in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT, with Nanoha meeting Fate for the first time when the latter saves the former from getting hammered by Vita. This was given a Lampshade Hanging by Arisa as she teased Nanoha about her obvious developing crush on Fate.
 Rescue Romance / int_2ef7cb74
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_2ef7cb74
featureConfidence
1.0
 Lyrical Nanoha (Franchise)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_2ef7cb74
 Rescue Romance / int_2f11509b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_2f11509b
comment
Defied in Spectacular Seven. Moondancer tries to win the heart of Twilight Sparkle by battling against Scarlet Inferno, the Enemy Without of Sunset Shimmer. However, Twilight is steeped in nerdy culture and sci-fi novels, recognizes what Moondancer is doing, and tries to let her down gently. It's later revealed that the whole thing was set up by Moondancer (since she's The Dragon to the Big Bad) in an attempt to convince Twilight to break up with Sunset, meaning Moondancer invoked the trope before Twilight defied it.
 Rescue Romance / int_2f11509b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_2f11509b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Spectacular Seven / Fan Fic
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_2f11509b
 Rescue Romance / int_30a5ebfd
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_30a5ebfd
comment
Naruto:
Rock Lee believes in this with Sakura. Despite her unwavering love for Sasuke, Sakura appreciates and respects Lee's efforts in protecting her.
Double Subverted in Chapter 437, when Hinata jumps in to try to save Naruto from Pain. She tells Naruto that she can't stay back while he's in danger because she loves him, then attacks Pain — who, after a brief fight, smacks her down, stabs her, and insinuates to Naruto that she's dead. Naruto promptly loses it worse than he ever has before. The anime not only extends the fight but also turns it into a Meaningful Echo with both characters in the opposite positions when they were younger, against a trio of bullies; this was later canonized in The Last: Naruto the Movie. They play this straight in The Last. Now adults, Naruto again saves Hinata, this time from Toneri, and after the Final Battle, they finally begin their romantic relationship—it serves as a Call-Back and Meaningful Echo to the story of how Naruto's parents fell in love.
As revealed in Chapter 498, Naruto's mother, Kushina, fell in love with Naruto's father, Minato, when he saved her from the Kumo ninja that kidnapped her when she was a kid, and then boldly complimented her red hair, which other children used as a reason to bully her.
As revealed in Chapter 482, Karin fell in love with Sasuke after he saved her from a bear in a Chuunin exam she was taking.
Also spoofed in Episode 101 of the original anime. In a flashback, Kakashi easily defeats the pathetic Moya Triad who had been pestering a random woman, and afterwards she's completely smitten with Kakashi.
Rin also loved Kakashi before and after he rescued her, even jumping in front of his attack so that the tailed beast inside her couldn't be unleashed—this was her idea of a "rescue".
 Rescue Romance / int_30a5ebfd
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_30a5ebfd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Naruto (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_30a5ebfd
 Rescue Romance / int_30c1ffd0
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_30c1ffd0
comment
In Stardew Valley several of the possible romances have elements of this:
Penny lives with her Jerkass alcoholic mother Pam in a little trailer by the river, spending her time between being a School Marm to the local kids and tending to chores in her dim, stuffy home. If your character marries her, she moves in with you as a farmer's wife, alleviating the problem and giving Penny her own space to flourish.
Shane is a prickly but likeable alcoholic who wrestles with depression while working a soul-sucking job at the local Walmart Expy. To make things worse, if the Community Centre is finished and Jojamart is run out of town, then Shane loses his job and cannot support his family on a Saturday job at Pierre's - his depression and suicidal thoughts exacerbate. Unlike Penny, simply meeting a lover and going to live on a farm doesn't alleviate years of poor mental health, the mess in his room suggests his struggles are ongoing.
Sebastian is a troubled loner who lives in his parents' basement. He doesn't get along with his stepfather Demetrius or his half-sister Maru. He smokes heavily and seems to have depression and social anxiety. If he moves in with the Farmer, he goes a good way to kicking his habit and his relationship with his mother Robin improves, though he is still estranged from Demetrius and Maru.
 Rescue Romance / int_30c1ffd0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_30c1ffd0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Stardew Valley / Videogame
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_30c1ffd0
 Rescue Romance / int_326c82c5
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_326c82c5
comment
In NCIS: Los Angeles, Callen and Sam rescue a Mexican girl during a shootout, and she brings up the rescue as justification for wanting to get closer to Callen (especially as one of her sisters also shows interest in him). Callen's enthusiasm for this is somewhat questionable, especially since he has other problems at the moment.
 Rescue Romance / int_326c82c5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_326c82c5
featureConfidence
1.0
 NCIS: Los Angeles
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_326c82c5
 Rescue Romance / int_33dd1d90
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_33dd1d90
comment
Arguably used in Half-Life 2, where Alyx rescues Gordon from Civil Protection. "Arguably" because Gordon never confirms his feelings - in fact, Gordon isn't really supposed to have feelings separate from the player. But judging by the reaction of the majority of players to Alyx, it worked. This is also an example of a male rescuee.
Played straight later on, as Gordon gets to rescue Alyx from a stalker that's trying to chew her face off after the train crashes.
And at the end of the first game, Gordon invades the Citadel to rescue Alyx, after which we get the first overt sign of romantic affection from her.
 Rescue Romance / int_33dd1d90
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_33dd1d90
featureConfidence
1.0
 Half-Life 2 (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_33dd1d90
 Rescue Romance / int_35760d42
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_35760d42
comment
Jane Eyre's romance with Mr. Rochester begins with her rescuing him after he's injured himself in a fall from his horse.
 Rescue Romance / int_35760d42
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_35760d42
featureConfidence
1.0
 Jane Eyre
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_35760d42
 Rescue Romance / int_3597b13f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_3597b13f
comment
In "Soria Moria Castle", the three princesses are held prisoner by three trolls and the hero must kill the trolls to rescue them. He gets his pick.
 Rescue Romance / int_3597b13f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_3597b13f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Soria Moria Castle
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_3597b13f
 Rescue Romance / int_35e05f2a
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_35e05f2a
comment
Subverted in RWBY which essentially used the two elements without combining them. Pyrrha and Jaune meet for the second time when she saves him from falling to his death, but Jaune correctly assumes that Pyrrha's a nice enough girl that she would have done that for anybody- something the writers confirmed. Pyrrha still falls in love with Jaune anyway, for unrelated reasons.
 Rescue Romance / int_35e05f2a
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_35e05f2a
featureConfidence
1.0
 RWBY (Web Animation)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_35e05f2a
 Rescue Romance / int_3759bc72
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_3759bc72
comment
Mega Man Reawakened hints at this when Bass saves Roll from a mugging, but it's soured when he learns she's Robert's sister.
 Rescue Romance / int_3759bc72
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_3759bc72
featureConfidence
1.0
 Mega Man Reawakened / Fan Fic
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_3759bc72
 Rescue Romance / int_37b56f7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_37b56f7
comment
When meeting two of the three possible female romantic interests in Baldur's Gate II, you end up rescuing them (twice, in the case of one of them...) the third? She was sent to help you.
 Rescue Romance / int_37b56f7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_37b56f7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Baldur's Gate II (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_37b56f7
 Rescue Romance / int_38989647
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_38989647
comment
In Persona 4: The Animation, Rise falls in love with Yu after he saves her life. While the rest of the team helped to rescue her, she developed an intense attraction towards him alone. This might possibly be due to the fact that during Rise's first appearance in the mall scene, she believes someone is chasing her, until she's trapped and learns that Yu simply wanted to return her phone to her, then leaving, without making any indication that he knows who she is. This may have led her to believe there was a Recognition Failure.
 Rescue Romance / int_38989647
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_38989647
featureConfidence
1.0
 Persona 4: The Animation
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_38989647
 Rescue Romance / int_39136df1
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_39136df1
comment
Subverted in School Rumble - the entire reason Harima grew facial hair, wears sunglasses, and became a delinquent was so that he could be close to Tenma without her recognizing him. He fell in love with her after saving her from hoodlums, and took her back to his place because she was unconscious. When he leaned in for the traditional kiss, she woke up and thought he was about to molest her (or already had).
 Rescue Romance / int_39136df1
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_39136df1
featureConfidence
1.0
 School Rumble (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_39136df1
 Rescue Romance / int_3ac755dd
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_3ac755dd
comment
Beauty and the Beast: Back to back, as Belle finally gets fed up enough with the Beast that she escapes the castle... only to get attacked by wolves that the Beast saves her from. Belle drags his unconscious, wounded body back to the castle and patches him up, leading to the first conversation they have in the film that isn't openly hostile. Cue Relationship Upgrade since now the Beast is more conscious of being nice to her and Belle is finally able to let go of her conceptions of him.
 Rescue Romance / int_3ac755dd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_3ac755dd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Beauty and the Beast
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_3ac755dd
 Rescue Romance / int_3b34143f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_3b34143f
comment
Harry Potter:
Granted their Relationship Upgrade doesn't happen for another four books, but the first major interaction Harry has with Ginny Weasley is to rescue her from the Big Bad and his giant snake. While Ginny already had a crush on him before that, her feelings grew stronger after this event.
Hermione becomes friends with Harry and Ron after the boys team up to save her from a mountain troll. She and Ron later become a couple and go on to get married.
Gabrielle Delacour also falls for Harry after he rescues her from the Black Lake, even though she wasn't actually in danger.
 Rescue Romance / int_3b34143f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_3b34143f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Harry Potter
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_3b34143f
 Rescue Romance / int_3b442d5c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_3b442d5c
comment
During the penultimate chapter in Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, Bentley organizes a caper to save Penelope from Captain LeFwee, and she falls for him after spending most of the game crushing on Sly. This provided to be his biggest mistake.
 Rescue Romance / int_3b442d5c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_3b442d5c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_3b442d5c
 Rescue Romance / int_3bc790d7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_3bc790d7
comment
Fumi from Rising × Rydeen goes from trying to make Takara her servant to falling in love with him after he buys time for her and her underlings to escape some really powerful enemies.
 Rescue Romance / int_3bc790d7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_3bc790d7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Rising × Rydeen (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_3bc790d7
 Rescue Romance / int_3be307d1
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_3be307d1
comment
This shows up mildly in the various Tenchi Muyo! continuities. In the manga, this ends up turned on its ear when Aeka waits for her saviour after being captured, hoping for a little Rescue Romance with Tenchi ... and finds Ryoko coming to the rescue (she knocked Tenchi out and took the only available spaceship so that he wouldn't be able to put himself at risk). Aeka's disappointed in the choice of rescuer, and Ryoko isn't very fond of the lack of gratitude. Resulting in Ryoko Dope Slaping Aeka so hard she feels it even through the force field that confines her.
 Rescue Romance / int_3be307d1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_3be307d1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Tenchi Muyo!
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_3be307d1
 Rescue Romance / int_3ccd4125
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_3ccd4125
comment
One of the extras for The 100 Girlfriends Who Really Really Really Really Really Love You shows that this is how Yuu met his girlfriend. She saved him from being hit by a truck (and by 'saved', we mean 'stopped the truck from moving by punching the front'), then they both felt the soulmate shock.
 Rescue Romance / int_3ccd4125
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_3ccd4125
featureConfidence
1.0
 The 100 Girlfriends Who Really Really Really Really Really Love You (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_3ccd4125
 Rescue Romance / int_3e1e745c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_3e1e745c
comment
Played with in Enchanted Forest Chronicles. Many princes attempt to rescue Cimorene, who doesn't want to be rescued. Cimorene says that if a princess wanted to make a good match, a good way would be to get kidnapped by a dragon. The other princesses kidnapped by dragons compete for who has the most princes attempting to rescue them. Princesses sometimes arrange to get kidnapped by giants and other creatures in order to get rescued by eligible princes (although the process more often happens spontaneously), suggesting that rescue romance is a codified form of arranged marriage in the fairy tale universe.
 Rescue Romance / int_3e1e745c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_3e1e745c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Enchanted Forest Chronicles
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_3e1e745c
 Rescue Romance / int_3e8c09b9
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_3e8c09b9
comment
Attack on Titan:
Mikasa's undying devotion and implied romantic feelings for Eren seem to stem from how he saved her life when they met. Mikasa's parents had just been murdered and she was at the mercy of the killers, then Eren showed up and killed them, and as a corollary, Eren's mother took Mikasa into the Yeager family.
Discussed by Shipper on Deck Reiner, when he teases(?) Bertolt by suggesting that rescuing his crush could result in her falling for him.
 Rescue Romance / int_3e8c09b9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_3e8c09b9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Attack on Titan (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_3e8c09b9
 Rescue Romance / int_3f231b84
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_3f231b84
comment
Gender-flipped in Jurassic World. Owen falls for Claire after she saves him from a rampaging pterosaur.
 Rescue Romance / int_3f231b84
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_3f231b84
featureConfidence
1.0
 Jurassic World
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_3f231b84
 Rescue Romance / int_3f44e3d7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_3f44e3d7
comment
Princess Tutu:
In the first episode, Princess Tutu saves Mytho after he jumps out a window to save a baby bird from a raven attack. She then starts to save him about Once per Episode until he starts to fall for her.
Also, it's revealed in the second season that Rue met Mytho when he saved her from a crow attack, and she in turn saved his life by giving him water through a kiss. Fakir might count for Mytho, as well. Also Ahiru and Fakir's most romantic scenes come when they are rescuing each other.
And by the end, Rue and Mytho fully seal the trope when they rescue each other. On one hand, Rue's Anguished Declaration of Love breaks the spell that has turned Mytho evil (which she mistakenly helped cause one might add), and when Tutu arrives next to a now-normal Mytho she tells him that Rue saved him. On the other hand, Rue is immediately captured by her Archnemesis Dad the Raven, and Mytho rescues her from a slow and agonizing death.
 Rescue Romance / int_3f44e3d7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_3f44e3d7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Princess Tutu
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_3f44e3d7
 Rescue Romance / int_3fbd173e
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_3fbd173e
comment
In Freefall, Florence and the veterinarian, Winston, develop an attraction to each other ...awkward, since they're different species. Anyway, Florence acknowledges to herself that having been rescued by Winston plays no small part in her attraction to him.
 Rescue Romance / int_3fbd173e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_3fbd173e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Freefall (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_3fbd173e
 Rescue Romance / int_400d6d65
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_400d6d65
comment
Invoked intentionally in Mawaru-Penguindrum, when Ringo tries to stage an incident where she's drowning so her crush Tabuki will rescue her. Subverted since it fails, so Shoma has to save her. And then it's played straight because, after settling her thoughts on Tabuki, Ringo falls for Shouma instead.
 Rescue Romance / int_400d6d65
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_400d6d65
featureConfidence
1.0
 Mawaru-Penguindrum
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_400d6d65
 Rescue Romance / int_40b310c3
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_40b310c3
comment
In Dumbing of Age, Danny meets campus vigilante Amazi-Girl when she saves him from getting beaten up by jocks.
 Rescue Romance / int_40b310c3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_40b310c3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Dumbing of Age (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_40b310c3
 Rescue Romance / int_41277b83
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_41277b83
comment
A Possible Encounter for a Phantom: Kim Possible politely turns down Danny Phantom's crush on her because he's 14 and she's 16. However, after he saves her life from the Fright Knight, in human form, she begins to grow interested in him.
 Rescue Romance / int_41277b83
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_41277b83
featureConfidence
1.0
 A Possible Encounter for a Phantom (Fanfic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_41277b83
 Rescue Romance / int_41b0198a
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_41b0198a
comment
The Dresden Files:
Charity's Back Story is that her future husband Michael rescued her from a dragon.
Harry assumes that their daughter Molly's crush on him is due to a combination of this and Like Parent, Like Spouse.
 Rescue Romance / int_41b0198a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_41b0198a
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Dresden Files
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_41b0198a
 Rescue Romance / int_442455cf
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_442455cf
comment
Alice thinks this is what's happening in Mermaid after she saves Aleksandr, but he remains clueless.
 Rescue Romance / int_442455cf
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_442455cf
featureConfidence
1.0
 Mermaid
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_442455cf
 Rescue Romance / int_4522fd1
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_4522fd1
comment
In the Whateley Universe, Dogged Nice Guy Stalwart pursued Fey until she got angry enough to throw him across the Quad with magic. But when he saved her from mutant ninja assassin Nex she decided she owed him at least a date. And then she decided he really was a nice guy. They are still dating.
 Rescue Romance / int_4522fd1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_4522fd1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Whateley Universe
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_4522fd1
 Rescue Romance / int_468bebb0
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_468bebb0
comment
Discworld:
Teased, but ultimately subverted in Mort. "We talked about it. Then we thought, just because you happen to rescue a princess, you shouldn't rush into things." Death specifically refers to the Snow White/Sleeping Beauty version as a bad idea.
Similarly deconstructed in when Granny Weatherwax wakes up a Sleeping Beauty counterpart and Magrat says it was a job for a handsome prince. Granny doesn't see how waking the princess would have been evidence he'd make a good husband.
Lampshaded, mocked, sent up and played straight with Trevor and Juliet in Unseen Academicals. Although Juliet was already a bit partial to Trev before he saved her life, he reflects that having done so is "solid gold in the romance bank". Juliet's friend Glenda sees it differently:
Frequently teased, but ultimately averted, between Tiffany Aching and Roland de Chumsfanleigh*  pronounced Chuffley — it's not his fault after she rescues him from imprisonment by the Queen of the Fairies. This happens when she's nine and he's thirteen, and for the next few books there are hints that there's something between them, but by I Shall Wear Midnight they've both realized that their lives are going in different directions and that they don't actually have a lot in common besides not fitting in with the other kids. They do remain friends, and she marries him to his fiancée, Letitia.
 Rescue Romance / int_468bebb0
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_468bebb0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Discworld
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_468bebb0
 Rescue Romance / int_46fd14b8
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_46fd14b8
comment
In the Hero: The Guardian Smurf story series, Hero had a relationship with first love Smurfette before his Opposite-Sex Clone Wonder Smurfette came into the picture and the two married each other, eventually giving birth to Hero's first child Saviour. Years later, sometime after Wonder died, Hero came to feel suicidal and was going to end his life when the Smurfs intervened and stopped him from doing so, with Smurfette passionately pleading with Hero to embrace life instead of death. It was from this that Hero rekindled his relationship with Smurfette, and from that, they married and Smurfette became the mother of Hero's second child Miracle.
 Rescue Romance / int_46fd14b8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_46fd14b8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Hero: The Guardian Smurf / Fan Fic
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_46fd14b8
 Rescue Romance / int_47dfc6f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_47dfc6f
comment
Total Drama has season four's Mike and Zoey, who save each quite a bit throughout their time on the show.
Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race has an inverted version. Noah had a crush on Emma, but after he saves her from falling to her death, the feelings become mutual.
 Rescue Romance / int_47dfc6f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_47dfc6f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Total Drama
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_47dfc6f
 Rescue Romance / int_4912d16f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_4912d16f
comment
Tokimeki Memorial 1, very surprisingly, has a case of this, but it's a really bizarre one: if you repeatedly phone to Rei Ijuin, the game's Bifauxnen, it will activate various events revolving around her, and in one of them, she'll be kidnapped. You can decide to go to her rescue (and is required if you want to get her Ending), but in a subversion, when you'll arrive to the supposed place where's she captive, the Ijuin Family Army will already have saved her. As usual, she'll give the protagonist some badmouthing for his stupid recklessness, but will still thank him, and apparently starts to like him from this point. Oh, did I forgot to mention that the protagonist, at this point, doesn't know that she's actually a girl, and won't discover this until the end of the game, when she'll confess to him on Graduation Day under the Legendary Tree?
 Rescue Romance / int_4912d16f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_4912d16f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Tokimeki Memorial (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_4912d16f
 Rescue Romance / int_495f277f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_495f277f
comment
Hayate the Combat Butler:
Hayate and Nagi meet in a similar 'saved from thugs' fashion; unknown to Nagi, Hayate's original intention was to kidnap her - he was protecting his prey...Hayate is almost instantly regretful of his intentions, though.
Hayate ends up saving a lot of the series' girls this way, and even a guy at one point—though that one didn't create any romantic undertones.
 Rescue Romance / int_495f277f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_495f277f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Hayate the Combat Butler (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_495f277f
 Rescue Romance / int_49a87cb3
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_49a87cb3
comment
Final Fantasy VII: Tifa Lockhart actually wants to invoke this with Cloud, because she thinks it'd be cool. When they were younger, he told her he was planning to join SOLDIER, so she made him promise to save her if she was ever in a pinch. Which becomes a recurring theme with them throughout "The Compilation".
In Final Fantasy VII: The Last Order, he keeps his word by coming to her rescue at the Mako 5 reactor (seen at 0:40-1:18). But the moment is ruined, when Sephiroth recovers and comes looking for revenge against Cloud.
While in Advent Children, Cloud finds her unconscious after her fight with Loz. She regains consciousness long enough to tell him he's late.
Just before their battle against Bahamut SIN, however, Cloud arrives in the nick of time to save her from being crushed by falling debris. When he apologizes for being late last time, she smiles and says it's fine (seen at 3:05-3:29).
While the events of Dissidia 2 are non-canon, the scene after Cloud saves Tifa from Sephiroth contains a Call-Back to their promise and lampshades the trope (seen at 1:55-2:08).
 Rescue Romance / int_49a87cb3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_49a87cb3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Final Fantasy VII (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_49a87cb3
 Rescue Romance / int_4a90c60b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_4a90c60b
comment
The White Queen: While Richard of Gloucester and Anne Neville were smitten as youngsters, their mutual attraction reaches new heights after he rescues her not just once but twice. (As a bonus, their courtship even contains a few fairy tale elements.) At the Battle of Tewkesbury, he single-handedly stops a group of would-be rapists who attack her, behaving very much like a Knight in Shining Armor while she's the Damsel in Distress (and a Princess by her first marriage, no less). It's evident from the moment they lock eyes with each other that there's Unresolved Sexual Tension, as they're both much too proper to act upon their feelings, especially considering that Anne has just been widowed. Margaret of Anjou even picks up on the sparks between them, so she dangles Anne like a carrot in front of Richard when she tries to tempt him to join her side. After Anne becomes George of Clarence's ward, he confines her to his dwelling (so in other words, he's an "evil lord" who imprisons a vulnerable Princess in his "tower"). Despite Richard's repeated insistence, George forbids him to visit her for six months, so the Star-Crossed Lovers arrange a secret meeting in a garden where they discuss her plight. During their second garden rendezvous, Richard learns that George will soon send Anne to a nunnery where she'll be cut off from the outside world permanently, so Richard takes the Prince Charming route and asks Anne to marry him, declaring the love that he has long carried for her, and explains that being his wife is the best option for Anne to escape George's custody. After Richard bundles her up with his cloak, Anne happily replies "Yes" (she has dreamed of marrying him since she was a little girl), and they share a True Love's Kiss surrounded by a gorgeous and well-timed snowfall.
 Rescue Romance / int_4a90c60b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_4a90c60b
featureConfidence
1.0
 The White Queen
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_4a90c60b
 Rescue Romance / int_4ab17360
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_4ab17360
comment
Inuyasha:
This is how Jinenji's parents met decades ago. Jinenji's mother was a villager girl who once hurt her leg when collecting herbs, and was rescued by a kind youkai.
There are all the instances in which Inuyasha and Kagome rescue each other throughout the whole story, starting with Kagome unsealing Inuyasha from the tree that Kikyou pinned him against so he can fight off the Centipede Woman about to kill her. It even got lampshaded at the start, when Kagome talked her way out of the Thunder Brothers killing her via making them believe that Inuyasha was her boyfriend and would come for her later so it was not in their best interests to murder her.
Occasionally happens between Miroku and Sango as well.
 Rescue Romance / int_4ab17360
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_4ab17360
featureConfidence
1.0
 Inuyasha (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_4ab17360
 Rescue Romance / int_4ab60cf9
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_4ab60cf9
comment
The prince from "Snow White", who never even has a conversation with Snow White before kissing her apparently dead body, then carrying her off into the sunset. Likewise the Prince in "Sleeping Beauty".
 Rescue Romance / int_4ab60cf9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_4ab60cf9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Snow White
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_4ab60cf9
 Rescue Romance / int_4bdbdb2
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_4bdbdb2
comment
Senjogahara and in Bakemonogatari plays this in a few odd ways.
First, she obviously does like Koyomi after he helped her, but she's especially attracted to him because she meant nothing to him when he volunteered to help. He wanted nothing from her but the chance to help someone. She believes that if she'd seen him do the same for someone else that she'd have fallen for him just as easily.
At another point she notes with some frustration that she probably would have fallen for anyone who helped her in that situation. She's glad that it was Koyomi since she'd like him anyway, but her complicated relationship with Kaiki shows that she's probably right. It's strongly implied that she fell in love with him briefly because he at least understood her. In the present, it makes their relationship quite complex because she can't bring herself to hate him, no matter what she says to the contrary.
 Rescue Romance / int_4bdbdb2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_4bdbdb2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Bakemonogatari
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_4bdbdb2
 Rescue Romance / int_4cc10750
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_4cc10750
comment
In Guardian Fairy Michel, Salome tries to invoke this in one episode in the hopes of getting some treasure.
 Rescue Romance / int_4cc10750
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_4cc10750
featureConfidence
1.0
 Guardian Fairy Michel (Animation)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_4cc10750
 Rescue Romance / int_4dccc4bc
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_4dccc4bc
comment
In Thor: The Dark World, Ian earns two make-out sessions with Darcy after he saves her from some attacking Dark Elves by crushing them with a car. Something of a Moment Killer occurs when they're teleported to their friends in the middle of their Smooch of Victory, causing Darcy to drop Ian to the ground in embarrassment.
 Rescue Romance / int_4dccc4bc
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_4dccc4bc
featureConfidence
1.0
 Thor: The Dark World
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_4dccc4bc
 Rescue Romance / int_4ddcf970
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_4ddcf970
comment
In Flame of Recca, Recca and Yanagi meet in a 'saved from forceful advances' scenario. Played slightly-more-straight in the anime when Recca pushes her out of the way of a bunch of falling girders.
 Rescue Romance / int_4ddcf970
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_4ddcf970
featureConfidence
1.0
 Flame of Recca (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_4ddcf970
 Rescue Romance / int_4edff9aa
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_4edff9aa
comment
Star Fox - Fox falls in love with Krystal when he sees her trapped in a crystal. After he rescues her at the end of the game, the two become a couple.
 Rescue Romance / int_4edff9aa
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_4edff9aa
featureConfidence
1.0
 Star Fox (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_4edff9aa
 Rescue Romance / int_4f091b42
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_4f091b42
comment
Tiger & Bunny:
Kotetsu Kaburagi and Tomoe Amamiya's relationship was kick-started when Kotetsu rescued her from a factory explosion. Of course, the fact that he was an aspiring superhero and she was a raging superhero fangirl might have had something to do with it.
It runs in the family; their daughter Kaede gets a Precocious Crush on Barnaby after he saves her in the second episode.
 Rescue Romance / int_4f091b42
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_4f091b42
featureConfidence
1.0
 Tiger & Bunny
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_4f091b42
 Rescue Romance / int_4f337768
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_4f337768
comment
In "The Blue Mountains", the hero must suffer a No-Holds-Barred Beatdown for three nights to free the heroine, whereupon she immediately agrees to marry him.
Also in "The Three Princesses of Whiteland", where they do marry at once.
 Rescue Romance / int_4f337768
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_4f337768
featureConfidence
1.0
 TheBlueMountains
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_4f337768
 Rescue Romance / int_50bcf7a6
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_50bcf7a6
comment
In Homestuck, this is what Dirk plans on trying to attempt a seduction of Jake. Also occurs in both directions between Sollux and Feferi: He rescues her from the Vast Glub, dying in the process, and she rescues him by kissing him back to life. Eridan tries to invoke this trope by rescuing Nepeta in a similar manner, but as usual, he's unsuccessful.
 Rescue Romance / int_50bcf7a6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_50bcf7a6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Homestuck (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_50bcf7a6
 Rescue Romance / int_50cb8af5
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_50cb8af5
comment
The Vision of Escaflowne has something of a mutual Rescue Romance: Van starts falling in love with Hitomi after she pulls a Diving Save on him in episode 6, saving him from being impaled by Dilandau. Meanwhile, Hitomi begins seeing Van as something beyond "that guy I'm tagging along with until I can get back home" after he saves her from a kidnapping attempt (rather than the expected Knight in Shining Armor, Allen) in the subsequent episode.
 Rescue Romance / int_50cb8af5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_50cb8af5
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Vision of Escaflowne
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_50cb8af5
 Rescue Romance / int_5101b879
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_5101b879
comment
"Kate Crackernuts" saves an ill prince from The Fair Folk, after getting the promise that she can marry him if she stays with him for three nights. He is instantly agreeable even though he had been too ill to speak with her before.
 Rescue Romance / int_5101b879
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_5101b879
featureConfidence
1.0
 Kate Crackernuts
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_5101b879
 Rescue Romance / int_51b928a3
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_51b928a3
comment
In The Ballad of Dinadan everyone who knows Dinadan and Brangienne and how they met thinks that they should be this. Instead they are each other's Not Love Interests, fully admitting that they would probably make each other miserable.
 Rescue Romance / int_51b928a3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_51b928a3
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Squire's Tales
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_51b928a3
 Rescue Romance / int_523d6244
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_523d6244
comment
In Spina Cage, Adrian doesn't start warming up to Joven until the latter saves him from being eaten by the thorn faerie.
 Rescue Romance / int_523d6244
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_523d6244
featureConfidence
1.0
 SpinaCage
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_523d6244
 Rescue Romance / int_526d4c5c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_526d4c5c
comment
In Knights of the Old Republic. Bastila Shan initially resents the player for rescuing her. If you want to finish the game still in a romance you have to do it again though this time it's more psychological.
Used, even if one is a Gay Option, with the female paths. Carth did pull the unconscious Player Character off the escape pod and nurse him/her back to health in the Taris apartment. Later, if you choose to rescue Juhani, she reveals that the Player Character rescued her twice. The second time was in the grove. The first time was when Revan's forces marched on Taris and chased out the slavers.
 Rescue Romance / int_526d4c5c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_526d4c5c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Knights of the Old Republic (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_526d4c5c
 Rescue Romance / int_52744882
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_52744882
comment
This turns out to be what the Leptoceratops admirers who abduct Candacye in Dinoverse were trying for. They thought she was addled and being kept for food, and also she was hot. She thought at first they were trying for A Match Made in Stockholm.
 Rescue Romance / int_52744882
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_52744882
featureConfidence
1.0
 Dinoverse
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_52744882
 Rescue Romance / int_53a73ca0
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_53a73ca0
comment
In Star Wars: The Clone Wars Ahsoka had to save Lux from being executed on Dooku's orders.
 Rescue Romance / int_53a73ca0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_53a73ca0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Star Wars: The Clone Wars
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_53a73ca0
 Rescue Romance / int_54bee1e5
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_54bee1e5
comment
Beyond the Lights is about the romance between pop star Noni and good cop Kaz after he stops her from jumping off her balcony and committing suicide.
 Rescue Romance / int_54bee1e5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_54bee1e5
featureConfidence
1.0
 Beyond The Lights
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_54bee1e5
 Rescue Romance / int_55d49356
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_55d49356
comment
Mahou Sensei Negima!:
Given Setsuna's obvious Bodyguard Crush on Konoka and Konoka's reaction every time "Secchan" saves her, this forms much of the basis behind the casual observer's view of them. When they finally pactio (and Konoka seems to be hinting broadly that it's gone from subtext to text) in Chapter 252, it happens immediately after Setsuna saved Konoka without even realizing it.
Lampshaded early on in Chapter 55 when the girls think Negi is going to confess to Ku Fei as a result of her saving him that morning.
Negi's first major interaction with Nodoka involved catching her after she fell off of a staircase, and he saved her from Evangeline not long after. When he saves her in Chapter 219 from a group of bounty hunters, he goes half-nuts on them when he sees what they're doing to her. They have a pretty serious moment in Chapter 228 after she rescues him, at least until Kotarou jumps in. She also rescues him earlier on in Chapter 41, helping him win his first fight with Kotaro. A good chunk of their relationship consists of saving each other's asses.
Negi's father Nagi and Negi's Tsundere mother Arika finally kiss right after he and his friends rescue her from being unfairly executed on (fake) charges of treason and genocide in Chapter 269.
 Rescue Romance / int_55d49356
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_55d49356
featureConfidence
1.0
 MahouSenseiNegima
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_55d49356
 Rescue Romance / int_5690420f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_5690420f
comment
DuckTales (1987):
In "Lost Crown of Genghis Khan, Launchpad saves "Snowy" from falling off a cliff. When he finally manages to haul her up the cliff, she begins making goo-goo eyes at him, much to his dismay (and Webby's amusement).
In "Double O Duck", Feathers begins showing genuine attraction to Launchpad after he saves her from a Death Trap, saying even Bruno hadn't saved her life.
 Rescue Romance / int_5690420f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_5690420f
featureConfidence
1.0
 DuckTales (1987)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_5690420f
 Rescue Romance / int_5694548d
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_5694548d
comment
The central relationship in The Sharing Knife starts out as a mutual example of this. Unarmed, sawed-off muggle Fawn was at the feet of the Malice; while experienced monster hunter Dag was well out of reach and moments from being torn apart by the Malice's creatures. Dag managed to get his hand free and toss his enchanted blades to Fawn, who caught them and slew the Malice causing it's guards to scatter.
 Rescue Romance / int_5694548d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_5694548d
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Sharing Knife
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_5694548d
 Rescue Romance / int_58808436
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_58808436
comment
Satoshi Hojou saves Shion Sonozaki from a group of thugs in a flashback in Higurashi: When They Cry (the same thugs who have also tried to attack Keiichi Maehara, Rika Furude, and Satoshi's sister Satoko in different timelines). This leads to Shion immediately falling in love with Satoshi. However, as this is Higurashi, her love is a bit different. (Only in two worlds, to be fair.)
 Rescue Romance / int_58808436
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_58808436
featureConfidence
1.0
 Higurashi: When They Cry (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_58808436
 Rescue Romance / int_58cf4968
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_58cf4968
comment
While it's never explicitly stated, Tales of Phantasia certainly does suggest that Mint develops romantic feelings for Cless after he rescues her from Mars' dungeon. At the end of the Tower of the 12 Zodiac Signs, the guardian Artemis, for his own amusement, tells Arche to kiss Cless. Just before Arche does kiss Cless, Mint pushes Arche out of the way. In the only romantic scene between the two, in a town with constant snowfall, Mint tells Cless that, shortly after they escaped from the dungeon, she saw him holding onto a unicorn earring that belonged to Meryl, Mint's mother. She thanks Cless for not telling her then what happened because, had she known, she would have lost all hope, and then Mint starts crying.
 Rescue Romance / int_58cf4968
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_58cf4968
featureConfidence
1.0
 Tales of Phantasia (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_58cf4968
 Rescue Romance / int_595bec3c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_595bec3c
comment
Pufftail from Stray falls for Tammy after he rescues her from a King Charle's spaniel that is bullying her.
 Rescue Romance / int_595bec3c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_595bec3c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Stray
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_595bec3c
 Rescue Romance / int_59697650
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_59697650
comment
In the sequel to Daddy-Long-Legs, My Dear Enemy, this is twisted on its head when Sallie McBride and Dr. Robin McRae's Belligerent Sexual Tension starts "properly" turning into love when Sallie witnesses Robin saving other people. First, he brings an alcoholic teenager back from the brink of death with Sallie's help, and she almost has a Love Epiphany; later, he almost dies rescuing a little girl from a Hollywood Fire and she realizes where her feelings lie.
 Rescue Romance / int_59697650
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_59697650
featureConfidence
1.0
 Daddy-Long-Legs
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_59697650
 Rescue Romance / int_5aa392c7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_5aa392c7
comment
Ghost Whisperer: It happened before the show started, but Jim and Melinda met when he (a firefighter at the time) rescued her from her burning apartment complex.
 Rescue Romance / int_5aa392c7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_5aa392c7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ghost Whisperer
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_5aa392c7
 Rescue Romance / int_5b1037f3
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_5b1037f3
comment
A Certain Magical Index:
Subverted at the beginning. Touma tries to get a delinquent hitting on Mikoto in a diner to leave her alone—saying that he's troubling her—and winds up getting chased off when the delinquent's friends return from the bathroom. When he finally seems to lose them and stops to rest, Mikoto walks up and admits to frying them to save trouble. Turns out Touma had known she was a powerful lightning esper the entire time and had been trying to protect the delinquents. She then tries to blast him, and her determination as the Unknown Rival is increased.
Played with in their first chronological meeting depicted in Railgun. Touma saves her from a group of delinquents and chastises them for hitting on a little girl. Predictably, Misaka doesn't take it well and fries the lot of them. However, due to Touma's right hand he is completely unharmed. It was only because of this immunity that she became interested in him, declaring him her rival.
And played straight in the Sister arc. When Misaka is at the edge of despair and literally willing to die in the pathetic hope that it will save her clones...Touma shows up and saves all 9939 of her clones. That's where he went from (in Misaka's eyes) The Rival to an actual love interest. And at least one (likely far more) of those clones is also attracted to him, for similar reasons.
Several other girls in Touma's Unwanted Harem fell for him or solidified their love for him after he rescued them from various dangers, such as Index, Orsola, Agnese (she was the danger he rescued Orsola from before this point, ironically), and Lessar.
For an example not related to Touma, Third Princess Vivian fell in love with the mercenary William Orville, also known as Acqua of the Back after he saved her life during an attempted kidnapping/execution ten years before the start of the series. He gets to pull a repeat of the experience to save her from being executed during the British Halloween.
Kakeru Kamisato causes several girls to fall in love with him by saving them. However, he really hates this because he believes the girls wouldn't care about him if it wasn't for the power he suddenly gained.
 Rescue Romance / int_5b1037f3
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_5b1037f3
featureConfidence
1.0
 A Certain Magical Index
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_5b1037f3
 Rescue Romance / int_5c66fff9
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_5c66fff9
comment
If Obsidian had kept Neeshka's romance arc in Neverwinter Nights 2, her relationship with the hero would count. Safiya's first meeting with the player in Mask of the Betrayer might also qualify.
 Rescue Romance / int_5c66fff9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_5c66fff9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Neverwinter Nights 2 (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_5c66fff9
 Rescue Romance / int_5ce3fc86
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_5ce3fc86
comment
Soul Eater: Ox saves his long-time Love Interest Kim from Arachne and Arachnophobia, which earns him a Relationship Upgrade.
 Rescue Romance / int_5ce3fc86
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_5ce3fc86
featureConfidence
1.0
 Soul Eater (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_5ce3fc86
 Rescue Romance / int_5d354f8
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_5d354f8
comment
On the Red Dwarf episode "Stoke Me a Clipper", Ace Rimmer introduces himself after saving a princess and states his intentions to her: "There'll be time for answers later - and hopefully, some sex." And because he's Ace, she doesn't disagree. What a guy!
 Rescue Romance / int_5d354f8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_5d354f8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Red Dwarf
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_5d354f8
 Rescue Romance / int_5d5f4f88
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_5d5f4f88
comment
Kind of a theme in True Love Junai Monogatari, where The Protagonist has to rescue several of the girls he can romance from one or another danger. I.e. he meets Arisa when he saves her from drowning, then can either save Remi from her Stalker with a Crush or rescue Mayumi from a Near-Rape Experience (the last one leads to him also winning affection points with his and Mayumi's Hot Teacher Yumi-sensei. And then it's inverted if you make him romance either Chiemi or Yumi: the first saves him from drowning during their swimming competition, the second saves him from a thug... and one that he was trying to protect her from.
 Rescue Romance / int_5d5f4f88
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_5d5f4f88
featureConfidence
1.0
 True Love Junai Monogatari (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_5d5f4f88
 Rescue Romance / int_5daab5c9
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_5daab5c9
comment
In Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion, Lelouch and C.C. start a relationship after he saves her from captivity and torture.
 Rescue Romance / int_5daab5c9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_5daab5c9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Code Geass: The Prepared Rebellion (Fanfic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_5daab5c9
 Rescue Romance / int_5e3832b5
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_5e3832b5
comment
Cave Story: It's open to interpretation whether there's any romance between the player character and Curly Brace, but if so, then Rescue Romance definitely applies. Aside from a brief fight upon first meeting, all their interactions involve rescuing each other (with the player doing the bulk of the rescuing) or fighting side-by-side.
 Rescue Romance / int_5e3832b5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_5e3832b5
featureConfidence
1.0
 Cave Story (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_5e3832b5
 Rescue Romance / int_5e3f6639
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_5e3f6639
comment
Also played with in an episode of Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu: the karate club's strategy for a "flirting contest" involves dressing up three of its members as thugs and having them accost young women so that Tsubaki can come to their rescue. It backfires spectacularly when the crowd of girls he's "rescued" in this fashion find out it was for a contest.
 Rescue Romance / int_5e3f6639
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_5e3f6639
featureConfidence
1.0
 Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_5e3f6639
 Rescue Romance / int_5e629cf6
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_5e629cf6
comment
Lady and the Tramp: Tramp saves Lady from nasty dogs and the annoying muzzle. Then she and the other dogs save him from the dog catcher.
 Rescue Romance / int_5e629cf6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_5e629cf6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Lady and the Tramp
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_5e629cf6
 Rescue Romance / int_5f21740b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_5f21740b
comment
My Love Story!! starts when Takeo saves Yamato from a man on the train. It's Love at First Sight and they start dating soon afterwards, though Takeo at first thinks that Yamato would fall for his best friend. Later it turns out he had met Yamato years before.
 Rescue Romance / int_5f21740b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_5f21740b
featureConfidence
1.0
 My Love Story!! (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_5f21740b
 Rescue Romance / int_5fa2f9f8
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_5fa2f9f8
comment
This is how Cornet's infatuation with Prince Ferdinand gets kick-started in Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure. She dreams of him saving her from a scary, nondescript monster, and then it happens for real when she goes off to the forest to retrieve some red Inotium and gets attacked by Myao and her hench-cats. And then she has to play it straight for him, as the Big Bad gets Ferdinand Taken for Granite and Cornet has to undo the spell...
 Rescue Romance / int_5fa2f9f8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_5fa2f9f8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_5fa2f9f8
 Rescue Romance / int_60804f39
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_60804f39
comment
Both played straight and played with in GUN×SWORD. Van and Wendy meet when he rescues her, but he wasn't trying to rescue her; apparently, he thought she was already dead. Later in the same episode, he deliberately chooses to rescue her, despite having turned down her offer of marriage.
 Rescue Romance / int_60804f39
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_60804f39
featureConfidence
1.0
 GUN×SWORD
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_60804f39
 Rescue Romance / int_610a694a
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_610a694a
comment
In Pokémon Adventures, Yellow both gains admiration for and falls in love with Red after he saves her life from a rampaging Dratini, prompting her to be determined to save ''him'' when she learns that he's gone missing. Of course, Red, being as oblivious as he is, doesn't recognize her as the girl he once saved and probably never bothered wondering why she went through so much trouble for him.
 Rescue Romance / int_610a694a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_610a694a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Pokémon Adventures (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_610a694a
 Rescue Romance / int_6234eae7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_6234eae7
comment
Mobile Suit Victory Gundam has a very twisted example on the antagonists side when Katejina Loos falls for Chronocle Asher when he saves her from getting raped. By the end of the series, she's gone from a Jerk with a Heart of Gold to a murderous lunatic, and it's unclear how much of it is his fault.
 Rescue Romance / int_6234eae7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_6234eae7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Mobile Suit Victory Gundam
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_6234eae7
 Rescue Romance / int_62570927
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_62570927
comment
The Marvel Universe also has a Les Yay/Friendship variation of this. After Rogue drained her powers, Carol Danvers was rescued by the first Spider-Woman and was counseled to get over her trauma/pain of power-loss, which is the beginning of their friendship... or Les Yay. Speaking of Jessica Drew, her close friendship with Lindsey McCabe began after Lindsey stood up for her during a humiliating group therapy session.
 Rescue Romance / int_62570927
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_62570927
featureConfidence
1.0
 Marvel Universe (Franchise)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_62570927
 Rescue Romance / int_6365ff2d
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_6365ff2d
comment
Dragon Quest I: Princess Gwaelin had been kidnapped by one of Dracolord's minions and falls in love with the Hero the moment he comes in to save her. Eventually, he has no choice but to reciprocate (since the game does not allow you to turn her proposal down).
 Rescue Romance / int_6365ff2d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_6365ff2d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Dragon Quest I (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_6365ff2d
 Rescue Romance / int_653b6860
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_653b6860
comment
Used in the backstory of A Study in Scarlet, where it already seems like a cliche being pulled off the shelf, if a fairly well-executed one. A hunter and miner named Jefferson Hope finds a Mormon farm girl named Lucy Terrier, who is trying to control her horse and avert causing a stampede; with kind words and a firm touch, he calms her down and they're soon safe. Doesn't end well.
 Rescue Romance / int_653b6860
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_653b6860
featureConfidence
1.0
 A Study in Scarlet
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_653b6860
 Rescue Romance / int_660a8ba0
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_660a8ba0
comment
Lampshaded, mocked, sent up and played straight with Trevor and Juliet in Unseen Academicals. Although Juliet was already a bit partial to Trev before he saved her life, he reflects that having done so is "solid gold in the romance bank". Juliet's friend Glenda sees it differently:
 Rescue Romance / int_660a8ba0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_660a8ba0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Unseen Academicals
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_660a8ba0
 Rescue Romance / int_67c3a00b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_67c3a00b
comment
I Am NOT Going Through Puberty Again!: Just like in canon, Karin falls in love with the boy who rescues her in the Forest of Death. Although it wasn't Sasuke this time around... it was Lee.
 Rescue Romance / int_67c3a00b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_67c3a00b
featureConfidence
1.0
 I Am NOT Going Through Puberty Again! / Fan Fic
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_67c3a00b
 Rescue Romance / int_67ce5a04
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_67ce5a04
comment
Fire Emblem Fates doesn't lack examples, either.
Azama can potentially have this with two women: his lady-of-liege Princess Hinoka (whom he found badly injured in the mountains and nursed back to health, which is why he serves under her in the first place) and Effie in the third path (theirs is a mutual rescue since they met when she shielded him from an enemy attack, and he healed her injuries at least three times.)
Princess Azura's romantic supports often invoke the trope... but in several of them, she is the one to the rescue. On one hand, she helps Hinata to get away from a Nohrian spy that had tricked him before, patches up Saizo's wounds when he gets hurt helping her, exorcises a demon that was about to attack Silas, helps Takumi to get free from a More Than Mind Control spell on the Birthright route, and stops Ryoma and Xander from what's about to be a Duel to the Death on the Revelation route; on the other, Subaki protects her from hitmen and Arthur once rescued her from guards years ago. She also has a mutual rescue with the Male Avatar on Conquest; he saves her from soldiers that had captured and were going to execute her, and she later repays the favor by protecting him from assassins in their support chain.
The above mentioned Saizo is not only rescued by Azura, but also by Princess Sakura. He's very seriously injured in their C support and Sakura walks on him about to pass out from pain and blood loss, so she promptly heals his wounds and then helps him get away from the ones who attacked him. And in the Golden Path, she's one of the two persons (the other being his brother Kaze) who manages to stop him from committing Murder-Suicide with the Avatar.
While Prince Xander is not exactly a Distressed Dude, in his A support with Charlotte he's taken by surprise by a Faceless at a time when he doesn't have a weapon handy. Charlotte runs in, tears the Faceless off him, and beats it to death with her bare hands.
If Kaze and a Female Avatar obtain an A support before Chapter 15 of Birthright, he saves the two from falling down a huge cliff (and if they don't have said A support, he pulls a Heroic Sacrifice). If they get an S support after that, it can be easily seen as this trope.
On the Revelation route, Leo saves Sakura when Zola takes her hostage in Chapter 10, and the two can later hook up when he joins the party in Chapter 17. She's even one of his best options for a wife in gameplay given she provides excellent pair-up bonuses as an Onmyoji and passes him access to the class for access to Tomefaire, which gives a sizable boost to his damage output with his trademark tome Brynhildr.
 Rescue Romance / int_67ce5a04
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_67ce5a04
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fire Emblem Fates (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_67ce5a04
 Rescue Romance / int_696b75c2
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_696b75c2
comment
In A Brother's Price Jerin does carry the wounded Princess Odelia home, since their mothers and oldest sisters aren't home, the middle sister who found her can't carry her back and defend against possible attackers at the same time, and to have the other middle sisters go fetch her would leave the little sisters and the boys without much defense. Odelia finds Jerin handsome and plays up her injuries in the hopes of stealing a kiss, but it's her sister Ren, come to find her, who Jerin falls for first.
 Rescue Romance / int_696b75c2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_696b75c2
featureConfidence
1.0
 A Brother's Price
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_696b75c2
 Rescue Romance / int_698382f5
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_698382f5
comment
Subverted in Leafie, a Hen into the Wild. Leafie falls for Wanderer after he helps her escape the one-eyed weasel. He, however, doesn't feel the same and has a mate already. Leafie adopts their hatchling after they are both killed by the weasel.
 Rescue Romance / int_698382f5
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_698382f5
featureConfidence
1.0
 Leafie, a Hen into the Wild (Animation)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_698382f5
 Rescue Romance / int_6bcd58c7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_6bcd58c7
comment
Sin City: Hartigan and Nancy are a one-way example. When Nancy was 11, Hartigan rescued her from rape and death at the hands of the sadistic paedophile Roark Jr., nearly giving his own life in the process. 8 years later he tracks her down when he thinks that she's been targeted by his enemies. Nancy declares that Hartigan is the only man she's ever loved and tries to make a move on him. He rejects her, both because of their huge age difference and their history.
 Rescue Romance / int_6bcd58c7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_6bcd58c7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Sin City (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_6bcd58c7
 Rescue Romance / int_6c5e0560
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_6c5e0560
comment
Tamahome rescues Miaka from some pervy thugs at the beginning of Fushigi Yuugi. Nakago, bastard that he is, does the same with Yui after the fact, and only encourages the resulting emotional vulnerability.
 Rescue Romance / int_6c5e0560
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_6c5e0560
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fushigi Yuugi (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_6c5e0560
 Rescue Romance / int_6c918a69
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_6c918a69
comment
In Mayonaka Densha Hatsune and Tom first meet when he saves her from Jack the Ripper. If Hatsune's Anguished Declaration of Love later on is to be believed, this was also the point when she fell in love with him.
 Rescue Romance / int_6c918a69
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_6c918a69
featureConfidence
1.0
 Mayonaka Densha (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_6c918a69
 Rescue Romance / int_6cbb848b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_6cbb848b
comment
Played with in the web game Phoenotopia where the heroine Gale saves a prince. She is friends with a lot of children who think that she is going to fall in love with the Prince because she rescued him and one even urges her to "confess her feelings."
 Rescue Romance / int_6cbb848b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_6cbb848b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Phoenotopia (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_6cbb848b
 Rescue Romance / int_6f45944d
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_6f45944d
comment
In heartstrings, the relationship between Marinette and Chat Noir is kicked off when he intervenes to save her from a mugger, though she ends up having to help him when he drops his baton in the process.
 Rescue Romance / int_6f45944d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_6f45944d
featureConfidence
1.0
 heartstrings (Fanfic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_6f45944d
 Rescue Romance / int_6f734712
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_6f734712
comment
In Smallville, in the episode "Relic", Lana's great-aunt falls in love with Jor-El when he saves her from Lex's grandfather.
 Rescue Romance / int_6f734712
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_6f734712
featureConfidence
1.0
 Smallville
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_6f734712
 Rescue Romance / int_6f9af210
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_6f9af210
comment
In Right Ho, Jeeves, Jeeves suggests this as a plan, if Bertie sets off the fire alarm then the disentangled couples will rush to each others' aid and re-entangle, dis-entangling Bertie and saving Aunt Dahlia's magazine. His actual plan is somewhat more complex however, involving making an ass of Bertie as a key step.
 Rescue Romance / int_6f9af210
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_6f9af210
featureConfidence
1.0
 Right Ho, Jeeves
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_6f9af210
 Rescue Romance / int_7149a731
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_7149a731
comment
Wonder Woman (2017): It did not happen immediately, but Steve and Diana gradually become close after she rescues him from a plane crash.
 Rescue Romance / int_7149a731
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_7149a731
featureConfidence
1.0
 Wonder Woman (2017)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_7149a731
 Rescue Romance / int_715b3c83
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_715b3c83
comment
Readers are teased somewhat with an averted Rescue Romance in The Sarantine Mosaic duology: early in the first book, Crispin rescues a woman from her life as an inn prostitute slated to be sacrificed to an ancient god. She falls in love with him, but he's quickly drawn away from her by the intrigues of the emperor's court, and she ends up marrying someone else entirely. She spends a little time picking apart the Rescue Romance in her head, deciding that she's been rescued from "being rescued" by marrying someone else.
 Rescue Romance / int_715b3c83
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_715b3c83
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Sarantine Mosaic
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_715b3c83
 Rescue Romance / int_71a2d83d
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_71a2d83d
comment
On The Vampire Diaries, Elena falls deeply in love with Stefan before later on discovering that Stefan was the one who miraculously saved her life from the tragic car accident that had claimed both of her parents' lives.
 Rescue Romance / int_71a2d83d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_71a2d83d
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Vampire Diaries
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_71a2d83d
 Rescue Romance / int_72e7d7f6
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_72e7d7f6
comment
Examined with some care in the Lord Peter Wimsey series; Lord Peter falls in Love at First Sight with Harriet Vane, rescues her from wrongful imprisonment and hanging...and she bluntly declines his proposal. It takes four years before she's ready to have a relationship with him.
Subverted in Have His Carcase there's this gem of an ugly scene: "I know I'm being horribly ungrateful—-" "Hell!" All endurance has its limits and Wimsey had reached his. "Grateful! Good God, am I never to get away from the bleat of that filthy adjective? I don't want gratitude. I don't want kindness. I don't want sentimentality. I don't even want love— I could make you give me that— of a sort. I want common honesty."
 Rescue Romance / int_72e7d7f6
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_72e7d7f6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Lord Peter Wimsey
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_72e7d7f6
 Rescue Romance / int_73a1e39
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_73a1e39
comment
In Chicago Fire, Severide volunteers to donate bone marrow to a woman in need of a transplant, then ends up falling for her.
 Rescue Romance / int_73a1e39
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_73a1e39
featureConfidence
1.0
 Chicago Fire
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_73a1e39
 Rescue Romance / int_747a18bc
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_747a18bc
comment
Hilariously played in the Battle for Wesnoth campaign Elvish Dynasty RPG, in which the human empire has a law on the books that if a dragon who holds a princess captive is slain the princess and the dragonslayer are considered married. Even if the dragonslayer happens to be the queen of the elves.
 Rescue Romance / int_747a18bc
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_747a18bc
featureConfidence
1.0
 Battle for Wesnoth (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_747a18bc
 Rescue Romance / int_74cadef4
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_74cadef4
comment
A rare male example in The Flower Princess and the Alchemist. Edward started falling for Orihime when she protected him and Al from Scar. Cue Declaration of Protection. Bonus points in that they just had a horrible fight hours earlier, and Orihime still chooses to risk her life for his without hesitation. Is it any wonder why Ed starts to fall for her?
 Rescue Romance / int_74cadef4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_74cadef4
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Flower Princess and the Alchemist (Fanfic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_74cadef4
 Rescue Romance / int_74f7210c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_74f7210c
comment
The Legend of Zelda:
A game designer once admitted it's mainly Link's job as a heroic figure to rescue the princess; Link has usually been either too young or the game's mood too light to do any sort of serious romantic subplot. To say nothing of Mario, who doesn't even take his ''villains'' seriously...
This is actually portrayed very well in the various games: even in the few situations where Link is old enough to conceivably pursue a romance with Zelda, he's also far too intently focused on his duty instead of her. He never ignores her, or through ignorance or malice puts her in danger, but he's never shown even the slightest interest in a romantic relationship. In Twilight Princess, however, the initial reason you start your adventure is to go rescue the mayor's daughter who pretty clearly likes Link already. Link does meet Zelda and Midna, but he has almost no interaction with Zelda at all, nor do either he or Midna ever show explicit romantic feelings for each other.
In the cartoon and early games it was played as romance. Later however they avert this, from A Link to the Past onwards, except for that kiss at the end of The Legend of Zelda: Oracle Games linked game.
Played for laughs in Oracle of Ages. At one point, Link goes back in time to rescue the female Maku Tree sprout from a pair of Veran's moblins who went back in time to kill it. The tree sprout falls in love with Link and vows to marry him when she grows up. When Link returns to the present, the restored Maku Tree (previously quite professional) is still in love with him, is miffed that he made her wait for centuries, and declares that they are married.
Played rather straight in Spirit Tracks. The Link of the time period meets the Zelda of the time period after the plot's started rolling, and the two grow affectionate during Link's quest to restore her to mortality. It's not done completely straight, though, as they spend more time working together as partners than they do as hero and distressed damsel.
Would be played straight in Skyward Sword if it wasn't for the fact that the two have known each other for years and are pretty clearly crushing on each other before the game starts. Neither of them has declared their feelings by the time the plot starts, though.
In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it's implied that after Link rescues Zelda from a trio of attacking Yiga ninjas, she starts to warm up to him and possibly even develop feelings for him. Mipha's diary in the "Champions' Ballad" DLC also shows that she fell in love with Link after he protected her from a Lynel.
 Rescue Romance / int_74f7210c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_74f7210c
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Legend of Zelda (Franchise)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_74f7210c
 Rescue Romance / int_75feca12
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_75feca12
comment
In The New Retcons, this is how John viewed his marriage to Elly, saving her from life as a poor destitute woman and a single mother. It didn't end well. He repeats this reasoning, minus the spoilered part, with Kortney, viewing himself as her savior from a life of prostitution
In a more horrifying example, Elly tried to invoke this on Elizabeth and Anthony by arranging the Attempted Rape of Elizabeth just so Anthony can rescue her and they could rekindle their romance.
 Rescue Romance / int_75feca12
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_75feca12
featureConfidence
1.0
 TheNewRetcons
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_75feca12
 Rescue Romance / int_76079e33
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_76079e33
comment
Doumeki saves Watanuki too many times to count in xxxHOLiC. Ho Yay ensues, at least for the fans.
 Rescue Romance / int_76079e33
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_76079e33
featureConfidence
1.0
 ×××HOLiC (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_76079e33
 Rescue Romance / int_7700a651
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_7700a651
comment
Most of Kirito's "harem" in Sword Art Online start to fall for him after he saves their lives, which is usually right after he's met them. The sole exception is Asuna, who he actually marries before the end of the first book. They met before raiding the first-floor boss, and she fell for him some fifty floors later, when he was outside sleeping (instead of helping plan the next raid) because it was such a nice day.
 Rescue Romance / int_7700a651
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_7700a651
featureConfidence
1.0
 Sword Art Online
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_7700a651
 Rescue Romance / int_7832b74c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_7832b74c
comment
Steven Universe has a mutual case in "The Answer". Ruby saves Sapphire from an ambush (one that Sapphire herself predicted, before Ruby opted to Screw Destiny), but accidentally violates a major Gem taboo in the process (fusion between different types of Gem). Sapphire then returns the favor by helping her escape to Earth, where the two end up falling for one another.
 Rescue Romance / int_7832b74c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_7832b74c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Steven Universe
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_7832b74c
 Rescue Romance / int_7884ec15
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_7884ec15
comment
In the Seinfeld episode "The Invitations," Jerry falls madly in love with a woman who saved him from being hit by a car. Kramer is skeptical.
 Rescue Romance / int_7884ec15
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_7884ec15
featureConfidence
1.0
 Seinfeld
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_7884ec15
 Rescue Romance / int_78d4f24
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_78d4f24
comment
Luna in the Mega Man Star Force anime - Megaman saves her from falling to her death, and overnight she becomes a (non-evil) Stalker with a Crush. Happens to a lesser degree in the game.
 Rescue Romance / int_78d4f24
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_78d4f24
featureConfidence
1.0
 Mega Man Star Force (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_78d4f24
 Rescue Romance / int_78e27fa7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_78e27fa7
comment
In Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
An optional possiblity is Eliwood of Pherae and Ninian the Dancer. The ship fall into this trope too. In Lyn's tale, Eliwood helps Lyn and Nils save a kidnapped Ninian, but she's unconscious that time and doesn't know Eliwood played a part in her rescue, until their C support brings that up and she's able to say thanks.
Something similar happens with Rebecca the Archer and Lowen the Cavalier; their C support is about Rebecca glamourizing the time they met, when Lowen rescued her from the bandits ransacking her village and recruited her for Eliwood's troupe.
 Rescue Romance / int_78e27fa7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_78e27fa7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_78e27fa7
 Rescue Romance / int_792dd75e
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_792dd75e
comment
In Gosick, Avril falls in love with Kazuya because he's the one who finds her after she's been kidnapped and replaced by a Phantom Thief.
 Rescue Romance / int_792dd75e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_792dd75e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Gosick
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_792dd75e
 Rescue Romance / int_7ad0ade
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_7ad0ade
comment
George of the Jungle: George and Ursula begin to fall in love after he saves her from a lion attack.
 Rescue Romance / int_7ad0ade
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_7ad0ade
featureConfidence
1.0
 George of the Jungle
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_7ad0ade
 Rescue Romance / int_7bc59b9a
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_7bc59b9a
comment
In The Musketeers Aramis saves Queen Anne by shielding her when there's a shoot-out during a prison escape. She's instantly smitten and their mutual attraction only grows as the pattern repeats.
 Rescue Romance / int_7bc59b9a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_7bc59b9a
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Musketeers
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_7bc59b9a
 Rescue Romance / int_7c038c18
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_7c038c18
comment
In Phineas and Ferb, "The Beak" and the ending of "Vanessassary Roughness" have Phineas and Ferb rescuing their respective love interests from danger.
In "Crack That Whip," Jeremy holds out his arms just in time to catch a falling Candace.
 Rescue Romance / int_7c038c18
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_7c038c18
featureConfidence
1.0
 Phineas and Ferb
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_7c038c18
 Rescue Romance / int_7c48915b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_7c48915b
comment
In Gunnerkrigg Court, Jack Hyland develops a crush on Antimony Carver after she helps free his mind from the grip of an ethereal spider.
Which is later subverted. He doesn't love Antimony - he loves Zimmy, the girl whose mind the ethereal spider came from.
Which is still played straight: Zimmy was the one who directly confronted the spider, before killing it.
 Rescue Romance / int_7c48915b
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_7c48915b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Gunnerkrigg Court (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_7c48915b
 Rescue Romance / int_7d8c61a2
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_7d8c61a2
comment
The semi-sequel, Star Wars: The Old Republic, has an interesting play with this trope. The Sith Inquisitor decides he wants Ashara Zavros as his apprentice. Instead of going about it the usual way, he can decide that turning her will be much easier if she likes him. So he hires a bunch of assassins, sends them after her, then "heroically" swoops in at the last minute and saves her from them. Not long afterwards, she joins him and he can start her Romance Sidequest.
Male Jedi Knights have a more straightforward example with Kira—the option to first start her Romance Sidequest comes after you rescue her from a bunch of Sith holding her captive.
In Shadow of Revan, if you've been following his Romance Sidequest, then the Player Character gets his/her Relationship Upgrade with Theron after busting him out of a Revanite prison. …Sorta.
 Rescue Romance / int_7d8c61a2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_7d8c61a2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Star Wars: The Old Republic (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_7d8c61a2
 Rescue Romance / int_7f49dfdb
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_7f49dfdb
comment
Devil Survivor invokes this; when Kaido asks you for advice on how to win Mari's heart, you advise him to help her out of a tight spot. This advice can later save the lives of multiple people.
 Rescue Romance / int_7f49dfdb
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_7f49dfdb
featureConfidence
1.0
 Devil Survivor (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_7f49dfdb
 Rescue Romance / int_7f574499
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_7f574499
comment
Castle in the Sky with Pazu and Sheeta and Princess Mononoke with Ashitaka and San follow this too. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind has a slight subversion as Nausicaä is the one who saves Asbel, causing him to fall in love with her.
 Rescue Romance / int_7f574499
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_7f574499
featureConfidence
1.0
 Castle in the Sky
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_7f574499
 Rescue Romance / int_7f8a38b6
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_7f8a38b6
comment
Subverted in Gundam Wing's Episode Zero manga, where Middie Une falls in love with No-name aka the future Trowa Barton after he rescues and recruits her into their mercenary group, but she still betrays the band to protect and feed her family.
 Rescue Romance / int_7f8a38b6
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_7f8a38b6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_7f8a38b6
 Rescue Romance / int_8017eca0
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_8017eca0
comment
Snow White and the Huntsman. The evil Ravenna uses this trope to her advantage to seduce Snow White's father, when he finds her chained up in a carriage, apparently held prisoner by the mysterious dark army he's just defeated.
 Rescue Romance / int_8017eca0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_8017eca0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Snow White and the Huntsman
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_8017eca0
 Rescue Romance / int_83d41855
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_83d41855
comment
The comic continuations of Gargoyles featured Lexington and Staghart rescuing each other. The Bad Guys series also featured Dingo rescuing Hunter and her him. Word of God says Hunter and Dingo will be together. Jury still out on Staghart and Lexington. (But Slash Fic writers can dream....)
 Rescue Romance / int_83d41855
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_83d41855
featureConfidence
1.0
 Gargoyles
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_83d41855
 Rescue Romance / int_847f5422
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_847f5422
comment
In the Child Ballad "The Lord of Lorn and the False Steward", the young lord saves his life by promising to never to tell that his servant robbed him; the servant turns him into a servant until the daughter of a local lord figures out how to get the story out of him. Whereupon they promptly marry.
The gender-swapped counterpart, the Goose Girl, plays out with a similar setup. Eventually, the prince realizes something's up with the new "goose girl" and tricks her into confessing to an iron stove (which he's standing behind) and gets everything solved. In this version, he was supposed to marry the princess anyway and the maid had posed as his fiance, but the rescue element makes it a romance instead of merely a political marriage.
 Rescue Romance / int_847f5422
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_847f5422
featureConfidence
1.0
 Child Ballads
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_847f5422
 Rescue Romance / int_8501afb1
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_8501afb1
comment
While in Advent Children, Cloud finds her unconscious after her fight with Loz. She regains consciousness long enough to tell him he's late.
 Rescue Romance / int_8501afb1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_8501afb1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_8501afb1
 Rescue Romance / int_86814cd2
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_86814cd2
comment
Final Fantasy IX. Zidane stole Garnet from the castle, and One Thing Led to Another.
It should also be noted that the romance between them only really begins to show through after Zidane (and Co.) save Garnet from the Alexandria Dungeon during Disc 2.
 Rescue Romance / int_86814cd2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_86814cd2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Final Fantasy IX (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_86814cd2
 Rescue Romance / int_86c97cd7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_86c97cd7
comment
Essentially the whole plot of Full Metal Panic!:
Also played with in an episode of Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu: the karate club's strategy for a "flirting contest" involves dressing up three of its members as thugs and having them accost young women so that Tsubaki can come to their rescue. It backfires spectacularly when the crowd of girls he's "rescued" in this fashion find out it was for a contest.
Dancing Very Merry Christmas also subverts it when Tessa gets captured and Sousuke goes to retrieve her. The ensuing rescue fits all the associated action movie romance tropes so well that Tessa almost believes for a second that she might have won the Love Triangle as Sousuke jumps out of an exploding airplane to perform a Diving Save and (inadvertantly) kisses her ear as he catches her. Then she realizes that Sousuke decided to Shoot the Hostage Taker, a risk he's perfectly comfortable taking on anyone but Kaname. So to get over with it as quickly as possible, Tessa asks Sousuke if he's in love with Kaname rather than her. He tersely answers yes.
 Rescue Romance / int_86c97cd7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_86c97cd7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Full Metal Panic!
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_86c97cd7
 Rescue Romance / int_8756259d
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_8756259d
comment
In Azure Striker Gunvolt, GV was supposed to assassinate an Adept called the Muse, but when he learns that the Muse is merely an adolescent girl named Joule held prisoner her whole life, GV goes against his superior's orders and instead decides to free her. The two have started living together ever since, and Joule has been nursing a not-so-subtle crush on him.
 Rescue Romance / int_8756259d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_8756259d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Azure Striker Gunvolt (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_8756259d
 Rescue Romance / int_87de1af6
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_87de1af6
comment
In San Andreas, Ben rescues Blake when she gets trapped in a car, then they fall in love. Blake would also end up helping Ben afterwards.
 Rescue Romance / int_87de1af6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_87de1af6
featureConfidence
1.0
 San Andreas
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_87de1af6
 Rescue Romance / int_894f2b6b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_894f2b6b
comment
Ciel The Last Autumn Story:
Yvienne and Lariatte become each others familiars through a textually platonic version of this.
Later on, the Earth Dragon tries to set this up between Yvienne and Krohiten. It ends up both blowing up in his face and redundant.
 Rescue Romance / int_894f2b6b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_894f2b6b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ciel The Last Autumn Story (Manhwa)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_894f2b6b
 Rescue Romance / int_898a1932
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_898a1932
comment
Journey to Chaos:
Siron plays along when his dad wants to invoke this for him and Kasile as part of his Evil Plan. He later does it for real when his dad springs his coup and Kasile warms up to him as a result.
Eric saving Annala from Tahart is where their UST begins.
 Rescue Romance / int_898a1932
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_898a1932
featureConfidence
1.0
 Journey to Chaos
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_898a1932
 Rescue Romance / int_8a3a1edd
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_8a3a1edd
comment
On Saved by the Bell Denise Richards' character stages this to meet Slater, but like most characters that don't appear in the opening credits is never seen again.
 Rescue Romance / int_8a3a1edd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_8a3a1edd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Saved by the Bell
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_8a3a1edd
 Rescue Romance / int_8ab947b8
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_8ab947b8
comment
When Junichi defends Ai from an aggressive dog in her route in Amagami.
 Rescue Romance / int_8ab947b8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_8ab947b8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Amagami (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_8ab947b8
 Rescue Romance / int_8b2d4580
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_8b2d4580
comment
The Prince of Tennis:
Parodied. Sakuno has a crush on Ryoma from the first time she saw him when he stopped a show-off who was about to hit her on the face with his racket - but it turns out Ryoma had not even acknowledged Sakuno's presence back then, and only stopped the moron because he was too loud and didn't let him nap in the train.
Arguably played a bit more straight with An and Momoshiro: he saved her and Sakuno from bullies first, later he teamed up with Kamio to have Atobe give up on forcing her on a date. Arguably, because neither Momo nor An make moves towards a Relationship Upgrade when given the chance (despite the relationship chart hinting at her having a crush on him), whereas Kamio is firmly put in the role of the Unlucky Childhood Friend.
Played straighter with Ryoma's parents. His Tsundere mother Rinko didn't have a good impression of her soon-to-be husband Nanjiroh after he told her she was flat-chested and kept teasing her when she wore a girlier tennis outfit - he had to wipe the floor with her Jerkass coach that hit her and a little child with tennis balls to gain her appreciation.
 Rescue Romance / int_8b2d4580
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_8b2d4580
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Prince of Tennis (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_8b2d4580
 Rescue Romance / int_8c5f856b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_8c5f856b
comment
In Being Human between Annie and Mitchell, where the former seems quite keen to romanticise the latter's rescuing of her, and a relationship that had previously been purely platonic is transformed into romance post-rescue.
 Rescue Romance / int_8c5f856b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_8c5f856b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Being Human (UK)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_8c5f856b
 Rescue Romance / int_8c6bc3c2
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_8c6bc3c2
comment
In Street Fighter III, Necro and Effie rescue each other. In the first game and Second Impact, Effie finds out that Gill has locked Necro up in a building that's about to explode and sneaks in, getting the two out; Necro returns the favor in Third Impact, as he uses his Rubber Man powers to save her from a fatal fall.
 Rescue Romance / int_8c6bc3c2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_8c6bc3c2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Street Fighter III (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_8c6bc3c2
 Rescue Romance / int_8c87469c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_8c87469c
comment
Would be played straight in Skyward Sword if it wasn't for the fact that the two have known each other for years and are pretty clearly crushing on each other before the game starts. Neither of them has declared their feelings by the time the plot starts, though.
 Rescue Romance / int_8c87469c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_8c87469c
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_8c87469c
 Rescue Romance / int_8d81f086
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_8d81f086
comment
Used as a plot detail in Monk; a nebbish millionaire got his best friend to fake a mugging in college so he could look heroic to his girlfriend (it worked, although he ultimately married someone else, the girl still said she should have married him). It didn't turn out so well later down the road when the friend pulled a gun and shot the millionaire when they did the same thing, for supposedly the same reason, which turned out to be an attempt to hide the friend stealing company money and killing the only guy in the way.
 Rescue Romance / int_8d81f086
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_8d81f086
featureConfidence
1.0
 Monk
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_8d81f086
 Rescue Romance / int_8e0ff71c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_8e0ff71c
comment
Implied to have happened with Trevols and Dymond in Alice and the Nightmare. Trevols is rumoured to have retired after a Diamond saved him from Nightmares, and Dymond is his wife now.
 Rescue Romance / int_8e0ff71c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_8e0ff71c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Alice and the Nightmare (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_8e0ff71c
 Rescue Romance / int_8f584bc3
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_8f584bc3
comment
The Flash Sentry Chronicles: Soarin develops a crush on Rainbow Dash after she saves him and two of his teammates during The Best Young Flyers competition. Rainbow later develops her own crush on Soarin after hanging out with him.
 Rescue Romance / int_8f584bc3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_8f584bc3
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Flash Sentry Chronicles / Fan Fic
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_8f584bc3
 Rescue Romance / int_9058ad7e
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_9058ad7e
comment
The Terminator: Kyle saves Sarah from being killed by the Terminator, and while it doesn't last due to Sex Equals Death they do develop a relationship over the course of the film.
 Rescue Romance / int_9058ad7e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_9058ad7e
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Terminator
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_9058ad7e
 Rescue Romance / int_908a8fe9
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_908a8fe9
comment
Steve Trevor fell in love with Wonder Woman when she rescued him after he crashed his plane in the ocean off Paradise Island. Diana found him attractive while nursing him back to health, but doesn't reciprocate until they started fighting Nazis together after she returned him to the US.
 Rescue Romance / int_908a8fe9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_908a8fe9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Steve Trevor (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_908a8fe9
 Rescue Romance / int_90a3a7f4
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_90a3a7f4
comment
In an episode of Kim Possible, Ron dreams of saving Kim, and then actually does. Not to mention Kim saves Ron numerous times throughout the show.
 Rescue Romance / int_90a3a7f4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_90a3a7f4
featureConfidence
1.0
 Kim Possible
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_90a3a7f4
 Rescue Romance / int_935f154
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_935f154
comment
Similarly deconstructed in when Granny Weatherwax wakes up a Sleeping Beauty counterpart and Magrat says it was a job for a handsome prince. Granny doesn't see how waking the princess would have been evidence he'd make a good husband.
 Rescue Romance / int_935f154
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_935f154
featureConfidence
1.0
 Sleeping Beauty
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_935f154
 Rescue Romance / int_93acba01
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_93acba01
comment
In Fire Emblem Gaiden:
In the remake, Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, Gray joins the mission to rescue Clair in hopes to help save her and score this with her (or at least, Rescue Sex). If both of them live to the end, they get married.
Tatiana and Zeke's relationship mixes this and Florence Nightingale Effect since she rescued him when he washed ashore and took care of him.
 Rescue Romance / int_93acba01
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_93acba01
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fire Emblem Gaiden (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_93acba01
 Rescue Romance / int_959e6c9
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_959e6c9
comment
Dragon Quest IV: Psaro introduced himself to Rose by vaporizing a human thug threatening her.
 Rescue Romance / int_959e6c9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_959e6c9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Dragon Quest IV (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_959e6c9
 Rescue Romance / int_959e88d
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_959e88d
comment
Dragon Quest XI: King Irwin was appointed to the head of Eleaonor's personal guard after he saved her from a monster attack. Things went from there.
 Rescue Romance / int_959e88d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_959e88d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Dragon Quest XI (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_959e88d
 Rescue Romance / int_960062b7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_960062b7
comment
My Hero Academia plays it both ways with Izuku Midoriya and Ochaco Uraraka. During the entry exam for the UA High, Ochaco ends up with her leg pinned by some debris as a giant robot approaches. Disregarding his own safety and the fact that he needs to score points, Izuku rushes to jump in and smashes the robot with a single punch to save her. Unfortunately, the strain of using his powers ends up leaving his limbs crippled and he plummets to the ground, but then Ochaco uses her zero-gravity powers to stop him before he hits the ground, saving him as well. As the story advances, it becomes evident that the two have developed feelings for each other, but they both are too shy to express them.
 Rescue Romance / int_960062b7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_960062b7
featureConfidence
1.0
 My Hero Academia (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_960062b7
 Rescue Romance / int_9688ee61
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_9688ee61
comment
The normally strong-willed Haruhi from Ouran High School Host Club is unapproachable to the host club's cliched attempts at romantic talk. However, she's terrified to the point of cowering in the fetal position at the sound of thunder. Two of the male cast get closer to her by saving her from this.
Done twice at the end of the anime when Haruhi chases down Tamaki in a horse-drawn carriage to stop him from leaving the Host Club and his happiness. Then when she holds out her hand to reach for him, the carriage tumbles and the poor girl goes flying off the bridge... leading Tamaki to jump out of the car and rescue her.
 Rescue Romance / int_9688ee61
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_9688ee61
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ouran High School Host Club (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_9688ee61
 Rescue Romance / int_97ab5efa
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_97ab5efa
comment
In Rosita, Diego and Rosita fall in love after Diego attempts to save Rosita from being jailed. He fails and they both get arrested, but the attempt was still noble.
 Rescue Romance / int_97ab5efa
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_97ab5efa
featureConfidence
1.0
 Rosita
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_97ab5efa
 Rescue Romance / int_995f87b7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_995f87b7
comment
Shrek, being an Affectionate Parody of fairy tales, goes to town with this one: Princess Fiona and Shrek meet when he rescues her from a tower and a dragon. She thinks he's supposed to be her Knight in Shining Armor with whom she will share True Love's Kiss until he explains that he's actually an ogre who was just sent there to do the rescuing so Lord Farquaad wouldn't have to. Of course, "Rescue By Proxy Romance" isn't nearly as romantic, and ultimately Fiona and Shrek end up falling in love anyway.
 Rescue Romance / int_995f87b7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_995f87b7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Shrek
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_995f87b7
 Rescue Romance / int_9a8607cc
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_9a8607cc
comment
In Star Wars: Kenobi, Ben Kenobi saves Annileen Calwell and her daughter from a runaway dewback in their first meeting. They also happen to get along quite well, especially since neither of them has allowed him/herself to have much fun in the past. They naturally grow closer over the course of the book, Big Damn Heroes introduction aside. Alas, it's not to be—Ben, besides holding to Jedi tenets of nonattachment, can't allow his secret guardianship of Luke Skywalker to be revealed to anyone, so he arranges to send her and her family off-planet.
 Rescue Romance / int_9a8607cc
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_9a8607cc
featureConfidence
1.0
 Star Wars: Kenobi
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_9a8607cc
 Rescue Romance / int_9ba32ced
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_9ba32ced
comment
In Faux Pas, when Penny recounts meeting the cutest boy, that he helped her hide from the fox adds to her parents' anxiety about the romantic possibility.
 Rescue Romance / int_9ba32ced
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_9ba32ced
featureConfidence
1.0
 Faux Pas (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_9ba32ced
 Rescue Romance / int_9bcc183b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_9bcc183b
comment
Deconstructed in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Esmeralda falls for Phoebus instantly after he saves her from Quasimodo and Frollo's kidnapping attempt. But since she doesn't really know him, she sees him as a Knight in Shining Armor, instead of the cynical, selfish jerk that he really is, which allows him to take advantage of her.
 Rescue Romance / int_9bcc183b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_9bcc183b
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_9bcc183b
 Rescue Romance / int_9c33c15d
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_9c33c15d
comment
The Nanoha and Fate Rescue Romance gets reversed in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT, with Nanoha meeting Fate for the first time when the latter saves the former from getting hammered by Vita. This was given a Lampshade Hanging by Arisa as she teased Nanoha about her obvious developing crush on Fate.
 Rescue Romance / int_9c33c15d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_9c33c15d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha INNOCENT (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_9c33c15d
 Rescue Romance / int_9d41fc3c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_9d41fc3c
comment
A humorous take in Despicable Me 2. At first, Gru is annoyed with Lucy for being very cheerful and enthusiastic when they're partnered together. Not helping him is Agnes asking Lucy if she's single in front of Gru. However, when Gru is forced on a date with a superficial woman who tries to humiliate him for being bald, Lucy uses a tranquilizer dart on her and the two carry her home while bond over failed dates and Lucy complimenting Gru's baldness. By morning, Gru has fallen in love with Lucy. Although he has to rescue her from the Big Bad in the climax, Lucy at that point had already fallen in love with Gru.
 Rescue Romance / int_9d41fc3c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_9d41fc3c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Despicable Me 2
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_9d41fc3c
 Rescue Romance / int_9d47a2a2
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_9d47a2a2
comment
Played with in A Song of Ice and Fire with Tyrion's first wife, Tysha. It's first played straight with a slight twist: she falls in love, not with the dashing knight who most directly and physically rescued her from a group of bandits and implied would-be rapists (older brother Jaime), but the malformed midget who comforted her afterward (younger brother Tyrion). Then it's subverted when it turns out that Tysha was a prostitute and the whole thing was staged for Tyrion's benefit by Jaime, who thought it was about time his little brother had a woman. then it's doubly subverted when it turns out that their father Tywin, incensed at his son's marriage to a commoner, forced Jaime to tell Tyrion she was a prostitute when she actually wasn't. (Or at least, she wasn't hired by Jaime; Tywin considered her a whore because he believed that her only motivation for marrying Tyrion was his family's money. How pure her motives actually were is unknown.)
Although nothing has come of it yet, Sandor Clegane has rescued or protected Sansa Stark several times, most notably during a riot where she was dragged off and nearly raped.
Jaime Lannister leaps into a bear pit to save Brienne of Tarth, who despised him up to this point. Suffice it to say that she most definitely no longer despises him, though they aren't official yet.
 Rescue Romance / int_9d47a2a2
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_9d47a2a2
featureConfidence
1.0
 A Song of Ice and Fire
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_9d47a2a2
 Rescue Romance / int_9d7264f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_9d7264f
comment
In an episode of CSI: Miami, the team encounter an agency that does mock kidnappings with this sort of thing (although the participants are further down the path) in mind. Girl gets "kidnapped", boyfriend "pays ransom" and/or "rescues her", they have sex (because "rescue sex is the best kind of sex"). This being the CSI Verse, it doesn't quite work out like that...
 Rescue Romance / int_9d7264f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_9d7264f
featureConfidence
1.0
 CSI: Miami
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_9d7264f
 Rescue Romance / int_9d966dc9
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_9d966dc9
comment
In Island in the Sea of Time, Swindapa falls for Marian Alston after the latter liberates her from slavery and teaches her how to fight. Luckily for her, Alston is a closeted lesbian, though it does take them a while to admit their feelings for each other.
 Rescue Romance / int_9d966dc9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_9d966dc9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Island in the Sea of Time
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_9d966dc9
 Rescue Romance / int_9dab421d
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_9dab421d
comment
In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, a child Will was rescued from a wrecked ship by the crew of a nearby boat that a just-as-young Elizabeth and her dad were travelling in. In fact, little Elizabeth was the one who saw Will lying unconscious between what was left of the other ship and alerted the sailors. They go on to spend the rest of the series rescuing each other from various dangerous circumstances.
 Rescue Romance / int_9dab421d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_9dab421d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_9dab421d
 Rescue Romance / int_9e2d11c3
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_9e2d11c3
comment
Earth and Sky: Apparently, the unlikely couple of Silver Spoon and Snails first fell in love when he saved her from drowning herself on prom night (a result of Diamond Tiara's cruel prank).
 Rescue Romance / int_9e2d11c3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_9e2d11c3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Earth and Sky (Fanfic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_9e2d11c3
 Rescue Romance / int_9e2f90f4
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_9e2f90f4
comment
One Piece Oda's stand on No Hugging, No Kissing makes sure the "romance" part of the rescue is underplayed or not there at all, but there some notable cases...
Kohza and Vivi as children, leaving her feelings towards him as more than platonic.
Sanji always tries this with Nami after his Big Entrance (often sending the bad guy flying), Sanji will turn to her ask Have you fallen in love with me now? she gives him varying responses: telling him to go blow off, saying she loves him so that he will hurry up, or actually being genuinely grateful for the rescue.
Combined with Bodyguard Crush in the Dressrosa arc In a flashback showing the past of the Thunder Soldier shows he was the bodyguard of Rebecca's mother, who disliked him because of his criminal past, until he rescued her from a kidnapping attempt.
Dwarf Princess Mansherry loved Leo even more when he rescued her, but Leo thought she was being selfish.
 Rescue Romance / int_9e2f90f4
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_9e2f90f4
featureConfidence
1.0
 One Piece (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_9e2f90f4
 Rescue Romance / int_9f5224a2
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_9f5224a2
comment
Arsenik and Ambrosia's romance in War: 13th Day. He rescues her on more than one occasion, giving rise to many beautiful feelings...if you decide to embark on his route, that is. This is central to the Genre Deconstruction that takes place in the True End.
 Rescue Romance / int_9f5224a2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_9f5224a2
featureConfidence
1.0
 War: 13th Day (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_9f5224a2
 Rescue Romance / int_a14cb71c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_a14cb71c
comment
In Heritage of the Wolf, Jenna and Balto meet when Balto saves Jenna from Attempted Rape.
 Rescue Romance / int_a14cb71c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_a14cb71c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Heritage of the Wolf (Fanfic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_a14cb71c
 Rescue Romance / int_a3145d21
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_a3145d21
comment
In Justice League Elite, Kasumi grows infatuated with Coldcast after he keeps saving her when their missions keep going horribly wrong.
 Rescue Romance / int_a3145d21
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_a3145d21
featureConfidence
1.0
 Justice League Elite (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_a3145d21
 Rescue Romance / int_a4a6b86a
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_a4a6b86a
comment
Code Geass: Euphemia ends up on both sides of this trope.
She fakes being in danger after Suzaku catches her falling, to get him to spend the day with her.
Later, Nina falls for Euphie after Euphie rescues her from a hostage situation.
 Rescue Romance / int_a4a6b86a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_a4a6b86a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Code Geass
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_a4a6b86a
 Rescue Romance / int_a4cdab75
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_a4cdab75
comment
In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander saves Tina Goldstein from being executed. She has since been friendlier to him, and canon establishes that they will get married.
 Rescue Romance / int_a4cdab75
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_a4cdab75
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_a4cdab75
 Rescue Romance / int_a4d7e98a
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_a4d7e98a
comment
Invoked twice in Canaan. Maria Oosawa wants to replay her first meeting with the titular Action Girl, so she intentionally gets in trouble. Also, Liang Qi had set up a trap for Alphard to get captured in the beginning so that Liang Qi would get to rescue her. Alphard was very aware of this and went along merely because she was curious where Liang Qi was going with it.
 Rescue Romance / int_a4d7e98a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_a4d7e98a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Canaan
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_a4d7e98a
 Rescue Romance / int_a54ac27
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_a54ac27
comment
The Charge at Feather River: After rescuing her from the Cheyenne, Miles Archer falls in love with Anne McKeever, even though she believes she has been Defiled Forever. During their Last Stand, he finally manages to convince her that he doesn't care and, as The Cavalry arrive, he tells her that those are the men who will dance at her wedding.
 Rescue Romance / int_a54ac27
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_a54ac27
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Charge at Feather River
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_a54ac27
 Rescue Romance / int_a68c19b8
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_a68c19b8
comment
In Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War:
Sigurd helps a girl named Deirdre who's harassed by a thug. She thanks him profusely, but flees, and Sigurd can't take her out of his mind, even when people say she's from a hidden village and can't be with him. The next time they see each other, Deirdre asks to join his troupe since she's a magic user and confesses she's been crushing on him ever since he helped her. Sigurd says he feels the same and lets her come with the group, and they eventually become an Official Couple.
Another possibility in the same game (this one's optional, whereas Sigurd and Deirdre automatically become hitched) is the hook-up between Prince Jamke and Lady Edain. She was kidnapped by Jamke's evil older brother who wanted to marry her, but Jamke let her go along with teenage thief Dew. When he returns, it's as an enemy; Edain recruits him for the good guys and, through conversations, can make him fall in love with her.
 Rescue Romance / int_a68c19b8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_a68c19b8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_a68c19b8
 Rescue Romance / int_a716d535
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_a716d535
comment
In Unlimited Fafnir, Tear is rescued by Yuu from some gangsters in a Flash Back shown during episode 4. When she sees him again, a few months or years later, she immediately declares herself to be his wife.
 Rescue Romance / int_a716d535
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_a716d535
featureConfidence
1.0
 Unlimited Fafnir
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_a716d535
 Rescue Romance / int_a81325d3
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_a81325d3
comment
Final Fantasy:
Final Fantasy VII: Tifa Lockhart actually wants to invoke this with Cloud, because she thinks it'd be cool. When they were younger, he told her he was planning to join SOLDIER, so she made him promise to save her if she was ever in a pinch. Which becomes a recurring theme with them throughout "The Compilation".
In Final Fantasy VII: The Last Order, he keeps his word by coming to her rescue at the Mako 5 reactor (seen at 0:40-1:18). But the moment is ruined, when Sephiroth recovers and comes looking for revenge against Cloud.
While in Advent Children, Cloud finds her unconscious after her fight with Loz. She regains consciousness long enough to tell him he's late.
Just before their battle against Bahamut SIN, however, Cloud arrives in the nick of time to save her from being crushed by falling debris. When he apologizes for being late last time, she smiles and says it's fine (seen at 3:05-3:29).
While the events of Dissidia 2 are non-canon, the scene after Cloud saves Tifa from Sephiroth contains a Call-Back to their promise and lampshades the trope (seen at 1:55-2:08).
Final Fantasy IX. Zidane stole Garnet from the castle, and One Thing Led to Another.
It should also be noted that the romance between them only really begins to show through after Zidane (and Co.) save Garnet from the Alexandria Dungeon during Disc 2.
Turned in weird directions in Final Fantasy VIII; Rinoa's interest in Squall is visible well before any rescue scenarios, but it takes Squall saving her several times before he really starts to warm up to her.
 Rescue Romance / int_a81325d3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_a81325d3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Final Fantasy (Franchise)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_a81325d3
 Rescue Romance / int_ab7ae041
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_ab7ae041
comment
Cullen and Victoria are already in a fledgling relationship when they attend the ball at Halamshiral in All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird, but the mutual application of this trope helps to move things along for them. First she 'rescues' him from the Orlesian courtiers who have him cornered (which, due to his Dark and Troubled Past, is a bigger favor than it might seem); later, he saves her more literally when she's almost murdered by a Harlequin.
 Rescue Romance / int_ab7ae041
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_ab7ae041
featureConfidence
1.0
 Twice Upon an Age (Fanfic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_ab7ae041
 Rescue Romance / int_ac67074d
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_ac67074d
comment
Try to count how many times Robin saves Starfire on Teen Titans.
 Rescue Romance / int_ac67074d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_ac67074d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Teen Titans
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_ac67074d
 Rescue Romance / int_ad8541c9
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_ad8541c9
comment
Subverted in Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Two Fisted Poet - Sally's already interested in Percy to begin with, but he knows she's a Cute Bruiser and pre-arranges a mock battle with an older boy so he can show off when he takes her on a date. Sally's dizzy with delight until Encyclopedia whispers the give-away clue into her ear: Percy's glasses, which he'd put in his shirt pocket, are intact despite multiple body blows.
The trope is subverted a second time in the same story: despite the fact that he's rescued her from having a misguided crush on a lying jerk, Encyclopedia and Sally never seem to be anything other than close friends.
 Rescue Romance / int_ad8541c9
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_ad8541c9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Encyclopedia Brown
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_ad8541c9
 Rescue Romance / int_adab5472
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_adab5472
comment
Tsukune from Rosario + Vampire earned Kurumu's (unwanted) affections when he stops Moka from ripping off her wings and tail. It wasn't a conventional rescue, but he definitely showed his good side.
 Rescue Romance / int_adab5472
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_adab5472
featureConfidence
1.0
 Rosario + Vampire (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_adab5472
 Rescue Romance / int_adfdbc4f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_adfdbc4f
comment
Heavily implied in Pokémon Heroes between Ash and Latias, the two get plenty of Ship Tease with Latias clearly crushing on Ash and their first major interaction was when Ash saved her from Annie and Oakley, of course aside from a kiss on the cheek nothing ever comes from it.
 Rescue Romance / int_adfdbc4f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_adfdbc4f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Pokémon Heroes
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_adfdbc4f
 Rescue Romance / int_afd1e4d2
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_afd1e4d2
comment
Kids on the Slope: Sentaro first meets Yurika in the Beach Episode while saving her from a group of guys harassing her.
 Rescue Romance / int_afd1e4d2
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_afd1e4d2
featureConfidence
1.0
 Kids on the Slope (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_afd1e4d2
 Rescue Romance / int_aff74f6b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_aff74f6b
comment
Later chapters of D.N.Angel have hinted at a romance between Satoshi and Risa after he saves her from a deadly fall.
 Rescue Romance / int_aff74f6b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_aff74f6b
featureConfidence
1.0
 D.N.Angel (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_aff74f6b
 Rescue Romance / int_b0666b59
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b0666b59
comment
The player's relationship with Aribeth in Neverwinter Nights Hordes of the Underdark is at least partially based on this trope.
The player's first meeting with Tiera in the fan module Shadowlords arc has him getting her out of some trouble with the local police.
 Rescue Romance / int_b0666b59
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b0666b59
featureConfidence
1.0
 Neverwinter Nights (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b0666b59
 Rescue Romance / int_b083559a
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b083559a
comment
Batwoman (2019)
Kate Kane rescuing her ex-girlfriend Sophie Moore is played for maximum romantic subtext. While disguised as Batwoman, she catches her after she's pushed off a building and they fall through the roof of a foreman's trailer onto a bed with their faces very close to each other.
Played for laughs in "How Queer Everything Is Today!". After Batwoman gets a Diving Save from a handsome male police officer, the entire city starts shipping them together. As Kate is a lesbian, she just finds this annoying. Later when Kate saves the life of Parker Torres, Kate makes a point of establishing clear boundaries as her mentor so she won't have a smitten schoolgirl on her hands.
 Rescue Romance / int_b083559a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b083559a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Batwoman (2019)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b083559a
 Rescue Romance / int_b0869b12
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b0869b12
comment
In Ashes to Ashes (2008) Gene saves Alex's life no less than seven times, not to mention her soul.
 Rescue Romance / int_b0869b12
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b0869b12
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ashes to Ashes (2008)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b0869b12
 Rescue Romance / int_b0b4e8ff
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b0b4e8ff
comment
The player's introduction to Dawn Star in Jade Empire is the player sending Gao packing when he tries to hit on her. Though this might not count, as it is definitely not the first time the characters meet, and Dawn Star was infatuated with a male character long before the incident.
 Rescue Romance / int_b0b4e8ff
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b0b4e8ff
featureConfidence
1.0
 Jade Empire (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b0b4e8ff
 Rescue Romance / int_b18d447c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b18d447c
comment
To Love-Ru:
After Rito saves Yui from a group of delinquents, she develops feelings for him.
In the sequel "Darkness", Rin (Saki's bodyguard) develops feelings for Rito after that he saves her from a cursed sword (with the help of Mea and Yami).
 Rescue Romance / int_b18d447c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b18d447c
featureConfidence
1.0
 To Love-Ru (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b18d447c
 Rescue Romance / int_b21cd2c3
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b21cd2c3
comment
The Faerie Queene:
Subverted in Book 1: The Red Cross Knight kind of fails at the whole "rescue" thing, leaving his charge at the mercy of church robbers, rapists, and Loony Fan forest critters. Those Masters of Illusion are just so great at the whole "illusions" thing...
Gender inverted in Book 3: Arthur's squire, Timias, falls in love with the huntress Belphoebe after she finds him injured in the woods and nurses him back to health.
Played straight in Book 6 with Calidore saving Pastorella from a tiger.
 Rescue Romance / int_b21cd2c3
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_b21cd2c3
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Faerie Queene
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b21cd2c3
 Rescue Romance / int_b2314993
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b2314993
comment
In Blacksad, this is the nature of Blacksad's past relationship with the deceased Natalia Wilford, as he helped her get rid of a stalker. They started a relationship afterwards but it wore off after some time, and they broke up before her untimely death.
 Rescue Romance / int_b2314993
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b2314993
featureConfidence
1.0
 Blacksad (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b2314993
 Rescue Romance / int_b30ae4db
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b30ae4db
comment
Game of Thrones: Serious Jaime/Brienne Ship Tease starts from when Jaime (without a weapon) leaps into a bearpit to rescue her.
 Rescue Romance / int_b30ae4db
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b30ae4db
featureConfidence
1.0
 Game of Thrones
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b30ae4db
 Rescue Romance / int_b370ddd1
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b370ddd1
comment
The Thor fanfic Wanted, and AU set during the second film, plays with this. Loki ends up saving Darcy with the car instead of Ian, which makes Darcy realize that there's a good person inside him. On top of the earlier attraction she felt towards him, this gets her to kiss him. To which he doesn't protest.
 Rescue Romance / int_b370ddd1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b370ddd1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Thor
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b370ddd1
 Rescue Romance / int_b3a8ec57
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b3a8ec57
comment
In Ikemen Sengoku, Nobunaga Oda becomes quite taken with the female protagonist after she saves him from an assassination attempt. Yukimura, Ieyasu, and Kenshin's routes also have their first major interaction with the female protagonist be them saving her from bandits or assassins, and Sasuke's route has Sasuke become completely devoted to the protagonist after she saved him from getting struck by lightning just before they got sent back in time.
 Rescue Romance / int_b3a8ec57
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b3a8ec57
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ikemen Sengoku (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b3a8ec57
 Rescue Romance / int_b481fb8d
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b481fb8d
comment
In Ava's Demon, Odin's plan for Maggie. Turns out to be an Invoked subversion, Odin was only interested in her demon's power and attempted to play to Maggie's Serial Romeo tendancies by saving her from the Silent Scavengers.
 Rescue Romance / int_b481fb8d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b481fb8d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ava's Demon (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b481fb8d
 Rescue Romance / int_b541a2a5
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b541a2a5
comment
In The House of Night, Rephaim and Stevie Rae's relationship is entirely built on this. First Stevie Rae finds Rephaim almost dying from being shot out of the sky, hides him in a garden shed, patches him up, then lets him go. An I Owe You My Life moment is exchanged between them, which comes in handy when Stevie Rae is then later trapped on the roof of a building. Rephaim rescues her and an Imprint is formed between them. Then when Stevie Rae summons Darkness, it's none other then Rephaim who rescues her from Darkness. When Stevie Rae sees Darkness hurting Rephaim, she summons Light to help rescue Rephaim. When Dallas finds out that Stevie Rae's been lying about knowing Rephaim, and plans to "knock some sense" into Stevie Rae, Rephaim's the one that steps up and protects Stevie Rae. Then Stevie Rae protects them both when Dallas embraces Darkness and tries to kill them both.
 Rescue Romance / int_b541a2a5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b541a2a5
featureConfidence
1.0
 The House of Night
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b541a2a5
 Rescue Romance / int_b5a087d7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b5a087d7
comment
Robot Chicken:
A sketch featured a nerd winning a date with Scarlett Johansson in a contest. When she arrives, she hardly masks her frustration with the situation. Suddenly, a bunch of goons hired by the nerd "attack" the two during the date, causing the nerd to "chase" them off. She instantly falls in love with him, and we get a Happily Ever After montage of them marrying, having kids, etc. Then we see the nerd at his death bed confessing the ruse to Scarlett who, instead of being outraged, suddenly starts speaking in a man's voice and claiming she's not the real Scarlett Johansson but a (male) impersonator. The revelation causes the nerd to flatline right then and there and "Scarlett" to break down in tears. How did they have kids, you ask? Probably conceived by the Rule of Funny.
The show later subverts the trope when Link rescues Princess Zelda. He expects a kiss, but the princess rejects him because they only just met; apparently she gets kidnapped and saved all the time, and after sexing up the first hero to save her she stopped.
 Rescue Romance / int_b5a087d7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b5a087d7
featureConfidence
1.0
 Robot Chicken
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b5a087d7
 Rescue Romance / int_b7c37594
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b7c37594
comment
Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid:
Tohru has been in love with Kobayashi ever since she pulled a holy sword out of her back. Although her feelings are unrequited due to Incompatible Orientation.
It happens again with Ilulu when Kobayashi stands up to a Knights Templar Order dragon to protect her. Her feelings are also unrequited, resulting in her redirecting her feelings to Taketo instead.
 Rescue Romance / int_b7c37594
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b7c37594
featureConfidence
1.0
 Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b7c37594
 Rescue Romance / int_b82b6781
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b82b6781
comment
In Asdivine Hearts, Uriel is convinced that Zack is the one who saved her from her burning village a year before the events of the game and joins the party to express her gratitude. This is despite the fact that he hadn't even left home at all at the time.
 Rescue Romance / int_b82b6781
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b82b6781
featureConfidence
1.0
 Asdivine Hearts (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b82b6781
 Rescue Romance / int_b8fd85
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b8fd85
comment
Between Marianne and Willougby in Sense and Sensibility. He carries her home in the rain after she sprains her ankle, kickstarting their passionate romance. Later, of course, he turns out to be a cad.
 Rescue Romance / int_b8fd85
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b8fd85
featureConfidence
1.0
 Sense and Sensibility
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b8fd85
 Rescue Romance / int_b9b796cf
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_b9b796cf
comment
Fate/stay night:
In the Fate route and anime Saber saves Shirou from Lancer, Shirou saves Saber from Berserker, Saber saves Shirou from Rider twice, Saber attempts to save Shirou from Illya, Shirou saves Saber from Berserker again, Shirou saves Saber from Gilgamesh, Lancer saves the both of them(!?), and by that point, Shirou and Saber are hopelessly infatuated with each other. Apparently, winning the affections of Saber will only cost you about 18 gallons of blood.
A much more straight example would be Caster and Kuzuki Souichirou. She was suffering from lacking access to a mana source and was about to die when she met the former; he took her in, agreed to form a contract with her, and even introduced her to others as his fiancée. As a result, Caster (who once was Medea, a woman who completely snapped when her lover Jason left her... and that's an Understatement) becomes hopelessly devoted to and starts a strange romance with him.
This is also how Shirou first met Sakura. He saved her from bullies when they were children, and then were properly introduced to each other later by Shinji. Kid Sakura had actually fallen for Shirou before this point watching him from afar perform a seemingly-impossible task until he succeeded. Humorously, the same event similarly caught a young Rin's attention.
 Rescue Romance / int_b9b796cf
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_b9b796cf
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fate/stay night (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_b9b796cf
 Rescue Romance / int_baa0410d
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_baa0410d
comment
Discussed, and later lampshaded, in Speed. Annie tells Jack, "Relationships based on extreme circumstances rarely work." It also features one of the best bond one-liners when the line is echoed back later by Jack, and she responds, "Then we'll have to base it on sex." Judging by her new beau in the sequel, though, it seems the sex must not have been all that great. Wah-wah-wah-waaaaaaaaahhhhhh...
 Rescue Romance / int_baa0410d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_baa0410d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Speed
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_baa0410d
 Rescue Romance / int_bb444181
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_bb444181
comment
In Tales of the Questor, Nessie is convinced she can marry Quentyn, her rescuer, after she grows up.
 Rescue Romance / int_bb444181
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_bb444181
featureConfidence
1.0
 Tales of the Questor (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_bb444181
 Rescue Romance / int_bb5cd713
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_bb5cd713
comment
Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch, based on the original "The Little Mermaid" story, has two Rescue Romances, both involving the same person and causing a rivalry that lasts the second season. Interestingly, Lucia saved Kaito from drowning when they were six, and Kaito does the "chase away perverts" variant multiple times in the story, but the former is more important to their relationship than the latter.
 Rescue Romance / int_bb5cd713
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_bb5cd713
featureConfidence
1.0
 Mermaid Melody Pichi Pichi Pitch (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_bb5cd713
 Rescue Romance / int_bd184166
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_bd184166
comment
The Neverending Story: Subverted with Hero Hynreck, who saved his one true love Princess Oglamar but decided he no longer wanted to marry her.
 Rescue Romance / int_bd184166
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_bd184166
featureConfidence
1.0
 The NeverEnding Story
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_bd184166
 Rescue Romance / int_bd310eaa
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_bd310eaa
comment
El Goonish Shive:
Justin falls in love with Elliot after being saved from bullies (slightly late, but that's beside the point). Unfortunately for Justin, who is pretty much a Woobie, Elliot doesn't swing that way.
Later, Catalina rescues Rhoda from a wild boar by scaring it away with a camera flash. Needless to say, they end up together almost immediately.
 Rescue Romance / int_bd310eaa
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_bd310eaa
featureConfidence
1.0
 El Goonish Shive (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_bd310eaa
 Rescue Romance / int_bd91db47
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_bd91db47
comment
A gender-inverted version of this in the Pokémon fic "Ash's Adventure: Girls' Hunter Edition", when Misty notes that Ash seems to be attracted to girls who save his life (granted, under the conditions of their rescue, those girls are technically Ash's 'slaves' even if he'd never enforced such a rule on them).
 Rescue Romance / int_bd91db47
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_bd91db47
featureConfidence
1.0
 Pokémon
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_bd91db47
 Rescue Romance / int_bdc49dbe
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_bdc49dbe
comment
The Laundry Files:
The protagonist saves Mo from a blood sacrifice in The Atrocity Archives. She's seeing someone else at the time so he doesn't follow it up, but he saves her life two more times during the course of the novel, so at the end, she decides to move in with him of her own accord.
In the second book she ends up saving the protagonist from a horrific death trap. This leads to him proposing to her.
 Rescue Romance / int_bdc49dbe
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_bdc49dbe
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Laundry Files
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_bdc49dbe
 Rescue Romance / int_bdcd318c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_bdcd318c
comment
In addition to the canon example of Naruto and Hinata above, Son of the Sannin has Natsu Hyuga develop an attraction for Itachi Uchiha after he comes to help her and several other Hyugas during the Akatsuki invasion. In the aftermath, she visits him at his home to give him a gift as thanks for saving her before.
 Rescue Romance / int_bdcd318c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_bdcd318c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Son of the Sannin (Fanfic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_bdcd318c
 Rescue Romance / int_bf673cc4
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_bf673cc4
comment
Subverted in The 10th Kingdom. Wolf makes his way to the Troll Palace to rescue Virginia, cleverly tricking the idiot Troll children into knocking each other out, then swings in on a vine to free her. Her response when he notes she doesn't seem to trust him? "Of course I don't trust you, you tried to eat my grandmother!" (Yes, they went there. And it was actually rather well done and hilarious.) This was not an auspicious start to the relationship.
 Rescue Romance / int_bf673cc4
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_bf673cc4
featureConfidence
1.0
 The 10th Kingdom
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_bf673cc4
 Rescue Romance / int_bf72d3d8
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_bf72d3d8
comment
May I Have This Dance?? is a RWBY twoshot Alternate Universe Fic (in that neither went to Beacon) that revolves around Pyrrha saving Weiss from some boys at a party her parents are hosting. The two girls quickly get close.
 Rescue Romance / int_bf72d3d8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_bf72d3d8
featureConfidence
1.0
 May I Have This Dance? (Fanfic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_bf72d3d8
 Rescue Romance / int_bfaa09e5
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_bfaa09e5
comment
Lovely Complex: Seiko falls for Otani after Otani saves her from a dog.
 Rescue Romance / int_bfaa09e5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_bfaa09e5
featureConfidence
1.0
 Lovely Complex (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_bfaa09e5
 Rescue Romance / int_c4076b9e
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_c4076b9e
comment
Gunslinger Girl: Cyborg girl Triela has her Love Epiphany when she discovers that not only did her handler Victor Hilshire save her from a Snuff Film, but he became her handler solely to continue protecting her. Then it's subverted, because she doesn't pursue him. Triela is Genre Savvy enough to realize that a good part of her feelings may come from her conditioning and that a man like Hilshire is not interested in romance with his 14-year-old Protectorate.
 Rescue Romance / int_c4076b9e
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_c4076b9e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Gunslinger Girl (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_c4076b9e
 Rescue Romance / int_c43df4d8
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_c43df4d8
comment
Doctor Who:
This is shown to be how the parents of companion Clara Oswald met. A large leaf blew into her father's face and caused him to stumble into traffic, which Clara's mother pulled him out of. Her father even kept the leaf as a memento.
Interestingly, all of the Doctor's own long-term love interests in the new series somehow saved his backside during their first adventure together - or the first from his own point of view that he actually remembers, anyways:
Rose saved him from a bunch of autons by means of some breakneck gymnastics that required a dangerous jump. By the next episode, he was already displaying the first signs of being somewhat smitten.
River stopped him from pulling a Heroic Sacrifice and took his place at the cost of her own life. He goes on to encounter younger versions of her from all throughout her life and becomes her husband. Somewhat downplayed in that it takes a few more encounters (in which she is generally fiercely protective of him) before he gradually stops being suspicious of her ample knowledge about him and his personal future and comes to reciprocate her feelings.
In a clear parallel to the above example of her parents, the Doctor first meets - or notices - Clara when she, or one of her echoes, saves his life in Victorian London, leading to much hilarity when he arrives at Clara's doorstep with a poorly concealed crush, only to find that she has no idea who he is and doesn't remember saving him. From her own perspective, she does not actually spawn the aforementioned alternate selves or go on to personally support him at a few key points of his past until they had already been together for a while.
EU material says this is how Vastra met Jenny—her future wife. Apparently Miss Flint was being menaced by a Chinese gang, which Vastra was only too happy to drive away. When Jenny didn't respond with revulsion to Vastra's (admittedly quite lovely) reptilian features, she decided to keep her on as a maid and sidekick. One thing turned to another, and, well.
In "The Pyramid at the End of the World" the Doctor is about to save not only a woman's life but the entire world, and predicts she'll have a pretty intense crush on him as a result. Unfortunately he spoke too soon.
 Rescue Romance / int_c43df4d8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_c43df4d8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Doctor Who
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_c43df4d8
 Rescue Romance / int_c686bb8
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_c686bb8
comment
In The Sacred Stones, it is possible to form a strong Support bond between the Paladin Seth and Princess Eirika, where he confesses that he has feelings for her that were fanned when he had to evacuate her from Renais Castle. This changes the epilogue such that Seth eventually gets married to her.
 Rescue Romance / int_c686bb8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_c686bb8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_c686bb8
 Rescue Romance / int_c7cca04f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_c7cca04f
comment
In Pushing Daisies, although they'd known each other as kids, Ned and Chuck met again when he brought her back to life.
 Rescue Romance / int_c7cca04f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_c7cca04f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Pushing Daisies
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_c7cca04f
 Rescue Romance / int_c7f5679d
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_c7f5679d
comment
Twilight: Bella and Edward were already secretly interested in each other. But it took Edward saving her from Tyler's out of control van to get their relationship going.
 Rescue Romance / int_c7f5679d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_c7f5679d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Twilight
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_c7f5679d
 Rescue Romance / int_cb6abea3
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_cb6abea3
comment
In Yu-Gi-Oh!, Tea falls in love with Yami after he saves her from being held hostage. However, she's blindfolded at the time, so she only hears his voice and doesn't know that Yami is Yugi's Superpowered Evil Side. When she finds out, their relationship gets...complicated.
 Rescue Romance / int_cb6abea3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_cb6abea3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Yu-Gi-Oh!
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_cb6abea3
 Rescue Romance / int_cc12d4c0
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_cc12d4c0
comment
It took two games to come into play, but it's hinted that Kaidan's feelings for MaleShep really kicked into gear when he was saved on Virmire.
 Rescue Romance / int_cc12d4c0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_cc12d4c0
featureConfidence
1.0
 Revision
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_cc12d4c0
 Rescue Romance / int_ccc80720
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_ccc80720
comment
Another male rescuee example comes from My Life as a Teenage Robot. In "Attack of the 5 1/2 Foot Geek", Sheldon meets (and falls hard for) Jenny after she saves him from some bullies in shop class.
 Rescue Romance / int_ccc80720
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_ccc80720
featureConfidence
1.0
 My Life as a Teenage Robot
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_ccc80720
 Rescue Romance / int_cdd2d481
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_cdd2d481
comment
Train Man (2004) is the apparently-true story of a shy nerd who scares off a chikan from harassing a young woman on a train. When she unexpectedly sends him a note and an expensive present, he has to draw on the collective wisdom of an otaku message board to navigate the greatest crisis of his life.
 Rescue Romance / int_cdd2d481
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_cdd2d481
featureConfidence
1.0
 Train Man (2004)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_cdd2d481
 Rescue Romance / int_cec99ed9
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_cec99ed9
comment
In the fifth and sixth books of Safehold, Hektor Aplyn-Ahrmahk plays a critical role in rescuing Corisande's princess and Crown Prince and delivering them to safety. On the trip back to Charis, Hektor and Princess Irys begin to get close. Close enough that, when Sharleyan insists on an arranged marriage between the two as part of an alliance, neither of them particularly mind. Sharleyan took this into account in making her decision.
 Rescue Romance / int_cec99ed9
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_cec99ed9
featureConfidence
1.0
 Safehold
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_cec99ed9
 Rescue Romance / int_cf3e7a82
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_cf3e7a82
comment
Superman's first encounter with Lois Lane Post-Crisis was the rescue of a space shuttle she was on. It sorta became a Running Gag / In-Joke between the two. In their original Golden Age meeting (at least when he was in costume), Superman saves Lois from some gangsters who aren't happy about Lois', erm, professional dedication.
 Rescue Romance / int_cf3e7a82
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_cf3e7a82
featureConfidence
1.0
 Superman (Franchise)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_cf3e7a82
 Rescue Romance / int_cf6f9a97
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_cf6f9a97
comment
City Hunter, combined with Girl of the Week, Ryo usually gets someone he's hired to protect to like him.
 Rescue Romance / int_cf6f9a97
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_cf6f9a97
featureConfidence
1.0
 City Hunter (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_cf6f9a97
 Rescue Romance / int_cfc02482
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_cfc02482
comment
It's revealed in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Through suppressed memories) that Ezio and Cristina started their relationship this way, Ezio saved her from an (Implied) Attempted Rape by Vieri de Pazzi.
 Rescue Romance / int_cfc02482
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_cfc02482
featureConfidence
1.0
 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_cfc02482
 Rescue Romance / int_d02cde59
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d02cde59
comment
Art of Fighting: It's strongly implied that Yuri fell for Robert, after he and her brother, Ryo, saved her from Mr. Big in the original game. The other reason being, that he's a looker and also happens to be her kind of guy.
 Rescue Romance / int_d02cde59
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_d02cde59
featureConfidence
1.0
 Art of Fighting (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d02cde59
 Rescue Romance / int_d08b9cae
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d08b9cae
comment
Ikki Tousen:
Gender inverted in the anime. Sonsaku Hakufu used to protect her cousin Shuuyu Koukin from bullies when they were small, and Koukin fell in love with Hakufu when they grew up.
Played in Les Yay sense with Ryoufu, who used to protect her best friend Chinkyuu when they were little girls. Chinkyuu is later one of her lovers of both genders, and the one she cares for the most.
 Rescue Romance / int_d08b9cae
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_d08b9cae
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ikki Tousen (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d08b9cae
 Rescue Romance / int_d0a4ee44
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d0a4ee44
comment
In Drawing A Blank, Carlton is introduced to Aileen when she tackles him out of the way of a speeding van. It was a setup to get her in with him, but nonetheless, it kickstarts their romance.
 Rescue Romance / int_d0a4ee44
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_d0a4ee44
featureConfidence
1.0
 Drawing A Blank
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d0a4ee44
 Rescue Romance / int_d1d1b9f8
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d1d1b9f8
comment
Second Apocalypse subverts this twice in two different yet nasty ways with two Distressed Damsels.
We meet Serwe for the first time when she is rescued by Cnaiür, who then proceeds to rape her. Cnaiür develops a strictly one-sided, insane obsession with her while not treating her any better because of it.
Esmenet is rescued by a seeming Knight in Shining Armor and they engage in a romance, but the man turns out to be a sadistic, inhuman monster disguised as a man who is keeping track of Esmenet for his evil masters' benefit. No hearts are broken, though, as she was staying with him only for the free food and protection.
 Rescue Romance / int_d1d1b9f8
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_d1d1b9f8
featureConfidence
1.0
 Second Apocalypse
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d1d1b9f8
 Rescue Romance / int_d277e93b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d277e93b
comment
Gloriously subverted in Fujimura-kun Mates. The titular character, Fujimura, once saved a girl from a group of delinquents. Then a very cute and grateful imouto character shows up at his school, initially assumed to be the girl he saved. Turns out, she's the leader of the delinquents!
 Rescue Romance / int_d277e93b
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_d277e93b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fujimura-kun Mates (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d277e93b
 Rescue Romance / int_d2c81f1e
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d2c81f1e
comment
"Tam Lin" features a woman, Janet, who is mysteriously impregnated by an elven knight who claims the virginity of any maiden who wanders his fields. She refuses to forsake him and discovers he was once a mortal man rescued and captured by the faeries and is soon to be tithed to hell for the Queen. Janet rescues him from this fate by clinging to him as he is transformed into any number of beasts. When he turns into a burning coal, she throws him into a well, which turns him back into a man, and she must hide him. For all of this effort, she wins his freedom from the faerie queen.
 Rescue Romance / int_d2c81f1e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_d2c81f1e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Tam Lin
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d2c81f1e
 Rescue Romance / int_d36b8ea7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d36b8ea7
comment
Played for laughs in Oracle of Ages. At one point, Link goes back in time to rescue the female Maku Tree sprout from a pair of Veran's moblins who went back in time to kill it. The tree sprout falls in love with Link and vows to marry him when she grows up. When Link returns to the present, the restored Maku Tree (previously quite professional) is still in love with him, is miffed that he made her wait for centuries, and declares that they are married.
 Rescue Romance / int_d36b8ea7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_d36b8ea7
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Legend of Zelda: Oracle Games (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d36b8ea7
 Rescue Romance / int_d46beefd
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d46beefd
comment
Wild Wild West. This appears to be happening after Artemus and Jim West rescue Rita Escobar (Rita flirts with both of them and Jim West thinks they'll "end up in the saddle"). It turns out to be a subversion: Rita is actually playing both men to get them to take her along so she can help rescue Professor Escobar...her husband.
 Rescue Romance / int_d46beefd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_d46beefd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Wild Wild West
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d46beefd
 Rescue Romance / int_d475ebbd
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d475ebbd
comment
Mitsumete Knight likes this trope. No less than three conquerable girls can be saved from pinches, and will kickstart or considerably strengthen bonds with them: Sophia, Laury, and Priscilla. The first two are even saved twice; the last one's Rescue Romance is doubled up with Save the Princess.
 Rescue Romance / int_d475ebbd
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_d475ebbd
featureConfidence
1.0
 Mitsumete Knight (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d475ebbd
 Rescue Romance / int_d4f9ccf
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d4f9ccf
comment
In Aladdin, the titular hero meets Jasmine by saving her from having her hand chopped off. He then goes on to save all of Agrabah, leading the Sultan to decide that he's worthy of marrying her.
 Rescue Romance / int_d4f9ccf
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_d4f9ccf
featureConfidence
1.0
 Aladdin
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d4f9ccf
 Rescue Romance / int_d6423831
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d6423831
comment
In A Princess of Mars, Dejah Thoris doesn't admit to her attraction until John Carter rescues her.
 Rescue Romance / int_d6423831
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_d6423831
featureConfidence
1.0
 John Carter of Mars
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d6423831
 Rescue Romance / int_d6b7adcf
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d6b7adcf
comment
A male example of a rescuee is the prince in "The Little Mermaid". But the trope is subverted in the original Hans Christian Andersen version, the prince never knew that the mermaid had saved him and, while he showed concern for her well-being, wasn't in love with her — he fell in love with the girl from the temple who found him on the beach (who he thought rescued him and, in some versions, is his betrothed), and the real heroine ends up heartbroken. Disney's animated The Little Mermaid however, doubly subverts it, thus playing the trope straight and giving the story a Happy Ending.
 Rescue Romance / int_d6b7adcf
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_d6b7adcf
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Little Mermaid
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d6b7adcf
 Rescue Romance / int_d78af40b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d78af40b
comment
In the Death Room, you can rescue Ambrosia and, if you're a male, earn a kiss from her.
 Rescue Romance / int_d78af40b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_d78af40b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Death Room (Visual Novel)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d78af40b
 Rescue Romance / int_d855c046
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d855c046
comment
In Filibus, romance blossoms after the Classy Cat-Burglar Filibus "saves" Leonora from a staged abduction. (It's left ambiguous whether this was a goal of the rescue or an unexpected side effect.)
 Rescue Romance / int_d855c046
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_d855c046
featureConfidence
1.0
 Filibus
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d855c046
 Rescue Romance / int_d8570146
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d8570146
comment
Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race has an inverted version. Noah had a crush on Emma, but after he saves her from falling to her death, the feelings become mutual.
 Rescue Romance / int_d8570146
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_d8570146
featureConfidence
1.0
 Total Drama Presents: The Ridonculous Race
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d8570146
 Rescue Romance / int_d9863a65
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_d9863a65
comment
Used slightly in Ai Yori Aoshi, when Kaoru kicks Aoi out of his apartment, then goes to rescue her. No fight occurs though... Basically sums up as: "Come on, that innocent girl is part of some big conspiracy? What am I, a freakin' moron? Uh oh, creeps 3 o'clock..." In their defense, the creeps were remarkably good-natured about the whole thing: at no point did they offer to rearrange Kaoru's features over the incident, and even reprimanded him for his poor treatment of the girl.
 Rescue Romance / int_d9863a65
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_d9863a65
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ai Yori Aoshi (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_d9863a65
 Rescue Romance / int_da448595
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_da448595
comment
Played rather straight in Spirit Tracks. The Link of the time period meets the Zelda of the time period after the plot's started rolling, and the two grow affectionate during Link's quest to restore her to mortality. It's not done completely straight, though, as they spend more time working together as partners than they do as hero and distressed damsel.
 Rescue Romance / int_da448595
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_da448595
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_da448595
 Rescue Romance / int_da861da1
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_da861da1
comment
Played with on Veronica Mars in the episode "Silence of the Lamb"; Leo, a rookie deputy at the police department, actually rescues Keith, Veronica's father, from becoming the Body of the Week, but Veronica becomes smitten nonetheless.
 Rescue Romance / int_da861da1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_da861da1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Veronica Mars
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_da861da1
 Rescue Romance / int_db30cf92
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_db30cf92
comment
Warrior Cats: Silverstream rescues Graystripe from drowning, and he's barely out of the water before he's flirting with her. Bonus points for being Star-Crossed Lovers.
An Firestar stopped Sandstorm from falling off a gorge, and Crowfeather managed to save Leafpool from falling off a cliff, and... Never mind. If one character saves another, they're probably going to end up in a relationship at some point.
 Rescue Romance / int_db30cf92
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_db30cf92
featureConfidence
1.0
 Warrior Cats
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_db30cf92
 Rescue Romance / int_db88afd0
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_db88afd0
comment
NCIS: New Orleans has a possible one starting in the episode "Identity Crisis" in which Sebastian protects a high-school friend from three hired guns, with her admiring how he Took a Level in Badass since they last saw each other. After the dust settles, they decide to go out on a date.
 Rescue Romance / int_db88afd0
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_db88afd0
featureConfidence
1.0
 NCIS: New Orleans
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_db88afd0
 Rescue Romance / int_dd1f69c5
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_dd1f69c5
comment
Sophistication and Betrayal plays with this a little. While Rarity and the protagonist do end up in a relationship after she saves his life - which does get lampshaded - it takes significant time for their relationship to develop and initially only leads to friendship.
 Rescue Romance / int_dd1f69c5
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_dd1f69c5
featureConfidence
1.0
 Sophistication and Betrayal / Fan Fic
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_dd1f69c5
 Rescue Romance / int_e003bde6
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_e003bde6
comment
Episode 13 of DARLING in the FRANXX reveals that Hiro and Zero Two formed a Puppy Love version of this during their childhood when the former tried to help the latter escape to the outside world. This later becomes the basis of their actual romance when they recover their memories and apologize for their mistakes in Episode 15.
 Rescue Romance / int_e003bde6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_e003bde6
featureConfidence
1.0
 DARLING in the FRANXX
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_e003bde6
 Rescue Romance / int_e04f934e
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_e04f934e
comment
At the beginning of Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Player Character Byleth saves Edelgard, Dimitri, and Claude from a bandit attack, and they can romance them at the end of the game. It's played with a bit when you beat Chapter 11 and learn Edelgard set the whole thing up to begin with, but Kostas' comments on the matter indicate he didn't know who hired him and she was in genuine danger of losing her life.
 Rescue Romance / int_e04f934e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_e04f934e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_e04f934e
 Rescue Romance / int_e0b5df8d
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_e0b5df8d
comment
In Against All Flags, Princess Patma falls in love with Brian Hawke after he rescues her from a burning, sinking ship.
 Rescue Romance / int_e0b5df8d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_e0b5df8d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Against All Flags
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_e0b5df8d
 Rescue Romance / int_e144ba19
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_e144ba19
comment
Dragon Age II:
Aveline and Donnic's first on-screen meeting consists of Hawke & Co. showing up to rescue Donnic from thugs.
Merrill's Rivalry path consists of trying to "rescue" her from her own self-destructive demon-summoning. Can be romantic or platonic, however, and there's plenty of debate on whether it comes off as controlling.
There's also the nobleman's daughter who falls in love with Feynriel. He rescued her from being gang-raped by a group of bandits by making them kill each other while they were still awake, and she asks Hawke to help her find him so she can "thank him properly".
 Rescue Romance / int_e144ba19
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_e144ba19
featureConfidence
1.0
 Dragon Age II (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_e144ba19
 Rescue Romance / int_e1bb431b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_e1bb431b
comment
In Wild Rock, the first time Yuuen and Emba meet Yuuen is about to be killed by a giant sabre-toothed animal he had been trying to hunt. Emba flies in out of nowhere and stabs it in the neck and promptly tells Yuuen he's incapable of wielding a weapon. The others get riled up over this but Yuuen is just grateful to have been saved. Emba also gets injured rescuing him from a giant alligator later on. The trope is not quite played straight with their fathers, where it was Selim's own hunting trap that he had to save Yuni from.
 Rescue Romance / int_e1bb431b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_e1bb431b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Wild Rock (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_e1bb431b
 Rescue Romance / int_e22c949c
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_e22c949c
comment
Dragon Quest:
Dragon Quest I: Princess Gwaelin had been kidnapped by one of Dracolord's minions and falls in love with the Hero the moment he comes in to save her. Eventually, he has no choice but to reciprocate (since the game does not allow you to turn her proposal down).
Dragon Quest IV: Psaro introduced himself to Rose by vaporizing a human thug threatening her.
Dragon Quest XI: King Irwin was appointed to the head of Eleaonor's personal guard after he saved her from a monster attack. Things went from there.
 Rescue Romance / int_e22c949c
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_e22c949c
featureConfidence
1.0
 Dragon Quest (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_e22c949c
 Rescue Romance / int_e293455a
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_e293455a
comment
Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
Though it doesn't immediately lead to romance, the first thing that seems to attract Willow to Oz in season 2 is that he is injured saving her life.
Played with when Riley saves Willow — this is an indication that he will later hook up with Buffy, who witnessed the event and is suitably appreciative that he saved her best friend.
Angel saving Buffy from three vampire assassins leads to him hiding out in her bedroom and their First Kiss.
Spike/Buffy share The Big Damn Kiss at the end of "Once More With Feeling" after Spike stops Buffy from dancing herself to death with a few well-chosen lyrics. Buffy later tries to blame it on Phlebotinum-Induced Stupidity, but Spike knows otherwise and starts pursuing her in earnest.
Parodied in "Beer Bad" when Buffy keeps having a Daydream Surprise in which she saves Parker from vampires and earns his eternal gratitude and apologies for dumping her to chase other women. After Buffy drinks some cursed beer and turns into a Nubile Savage she saves Parker from a burning building and gets this, accompanied by the requisite orchestral music...only for Cavewoman!Buffy to club him over the head and walk off.
Averted in "When She Was Bad" — Xander saved Buffy's life in last season's finale, but when Buffy returns to school next year she's still traumatized and acting out against all her friends, dancing intimately with Xander purely to make Angel jealous. After several minutes of getting Xander worked up...
Played straight with Devon saving Billy from a Zompire in Season 9.
 Rescue Romance / int_e293455a
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_e293455a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Buffy the Vampire Slayer
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_e293455a
 Rescue Romance / int_e2fa7287
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_e2fa7287
comment
Used in the Touhou fan video Monster Tree by after Cirno saves Daiyousei from a couple of bullies (Rumia and Mystia).
 Rescue Romance / int_e2fa7287
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_e2fa7287
featureConfidence
1.0
 Touhou
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_e2fa7287
 Rescue Romance / int_e5feb1e
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_e5feb1e
comment
In Ace Attorney fanfic Dirty Sympathy, Apollo starts to return Klavier's feelings for him and decides to turn Klavier's rescue into a mutual "Strangers on a Train"-Plot Murder when Klavier successfully frames his cruel and abusive Bad Boss Kristoph and gets him sent to jail.
 Rescue Romance / int_e5feb1e
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_e5feb1e
featureConfidence
1.0
 Ace Attorney (Franchise)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_e5feb1e
 Rescue Romance / int_e7a62b5f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_e7a62b5f
comment
In Aftermath of a Fallen Star, Sunset Shimmer tried to commit suicide after experiencing both of the pain she caused and the bullying she got after trying to turn the school into a zombie army to crush Equestria. The Equestria Girls world version of Twilight stopped her and helped her get her life in order, leading to a friendship and later romance.
 Rescue Romance / int_e7a62b5f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_e7a62b5f
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Assassination of Twilight Sparkle / Fan Fic
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_e7a62b5f
 Rescue Romance / int_e7e37776
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_e7e37776
comment
Averted in the Firefly fanfic Forward, where Jayne and River end up saving each other while they are being held prisoner by Niska. While the aftermath of those events resulted in the two of them developing into a more platonic relationship, it didn't directly result in romance. There are hints that there might be a River/Jayne romance developing later on, however.
 Rescue Romance / int_e7e37776
featureApplicability
-1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_e7e37776
featureConfidence
1.0
 Firefly
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_e7e37776
 Rescue Romance / int_e82c9823
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_e82c9823
comment
In Black Cat, Train happened to be visiting the same part of town as Kyoko. She gets attacked by thugs, and he decides to intervene, easily disarming all of them. Although she actually didn't need saving, this caused her to fall in love at first sight. She proceeds to become another Stalker with a Crush of his, though all of it is rather hopeless for her, considering his personality.
 Rescue Romance / int_e82c9823
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_e82c9823
featureConfidence
1.0
 Black Cat (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_e82c9823
 Rescue Romance / int_e885c808
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_e885c808
comment
Spaceballs, which somehow is played straight with no Lampshade Hanging.
 Rescue Romance / int_e885c808
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_e885c808
featureConfidence
1.0
 Spaceballs
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_e885c808
 Rescue Romance / int_e9c7b01b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_e9c7b01b
comment
While the events of Dissidia 2 are non-canon, the scene after Cloud saves Tifa from Sephiroth contains a Call-Back to their promise and lampshades the trope (seen at 1:55-2:08).
 Rescue Romance / int_e9c7b01b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_e9c7b01b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Dissidia Final Fantasy (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_e9c7b01b
 Rescue Romance / int_e9e265b6
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_e9e265b6
comment
In Fire Emblem Awakening:
Chrom and Robin, the female Avatar can have something like this as well: He's one of the two persons who find her in the field at the beginning and take her into the Shepherds (the other being Chrom's sister Lissa), and when she's trapped by Grima in the final chapter, it's the sound of his voice that brings her back. In the case of a male Avatar and Lissa, the tie-in comics explain that while she can't bring the Avatar back when trapped by Grima... she is the one who actually found the passed out Avatar in the fields (via tripping on them), then called Chrom over for help.
If you get Chrom and Sumia hitched via Supports, they're a genderflipped example since she saves him in Chapter 3 from the enemy on her Pegasus.
Maribelle can get hitched with Ricken (who helps her flee from Plegian soldiers), Libra (whom she rescues from a bunch of drunkards), and Gaius (who once was forced to frame her father to save her from a corrupt nobleman who held her hostage, and still feels horrible because of that... despite also him having sent a letter that ultimately saved Maribelle's father from being unfairly executed.)
Subverted by Kellam and Sully. He does help her once during battle, but he's wounded and not only does she call him out on his lack of self-care, but returns the favor immediately via bandaging his injuries.
For such a so-called coward, Yarne can score this with Nah as well, rescuing her from kidnappers.
Lon'qu can have this with Lissa after saving her from an assassin, and a variation with Miriel after he keeps her from falling to her death while she's completely absorbed in her studies.
More downplayed examples include the Female Avatar and Walhart when he saves her from collapsing while reorganizing her books, Laurent and Cynthia when he saves her from being run over by a ballista during training (and he lampshades the trope itself), and Gerome and Noire when he helps her when she's carrying a too-heavy crate and almost falls.
 Rescue Romance / int_e9e265b6
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_e9e265b6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Fire Emblem Awakening (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_e9e265b6
 Rescue Romance / int_eb5895de
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_eb5895de
comment
Feeding Frenzy: Discussed. Dogged Nice Guy Jesse has a huge crush on Christine, and they have an adventure together fighting monsters. In the final act, Jesse again expresses his feelings for Christine, saying that he expects their trials and tribulations must have drawn her closer to him. She again bluntly rejects him, saying there's absolutely no way she'd date a loser like him. However, when he rescues her one last time, she consents to at least have sex with him.
 Rescue Romance / int_eb5895de
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_eb5895de
featureConfidence
1.0
 Feeding Frenzy
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_eb5895de
 Rescue Romance / int_eb6719f6
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_eb6719f6
comment
Turned in weird directions in Final Fantasy VIII; Rinoa's interest in Squall is visible well before any rescue scenarios, but it takes Squall saving her several times before he really starts to warm up to her.
 Rescue Romance / int_eb6719f6
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_eb6719f6
featureConfidence
1.0
 Final Fantasy VIII (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_eb6719f6
 Rescue Romance / int_eb84023f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_eb84023f
comment
Inverted in Seeing the Pattern. Although Lickity Split was already attracted to Pinkie Pie, Pinkamina doesn't begin returning his feelings until after she saves his life a couple of times.
 Rescue Romance / int_eb84023f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_eb84023f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Seeing The Pattern (Fanfic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_eb84023f
 Rescue Romance / int_ee130a92
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_ee130a92
comment
In Showdown in Little Tokyo, after Kenner saves Minako from captivity and sexual abuse by the villain, she becomes attracted to him and cuddles up to him in his home for safety before they have sex.
 Rescue Romance / int_ee130a92
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_ee130a92
featureConfidence
1.0
 Showdown in Little Tokyo
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_ee130a92
 Rescue Romance / int_ee343fdc
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_ee343fdc
comment
Magick Chicks: Faith was already infatuated with Tiffany to begin with. But her lust turned into genuine affection after Tiffany saved her from Layla and after coming to her rescue again, when Hecate tried to have them killed. Now she thinks of Tiffany as "her heroine".
 Rescue Romance / int_ee343fdc
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_ee343fdc
featureConfidence
1.0
 Magick Chicks (Webcomic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_ee343fdc
 Rescue Romance / int_ef4c300f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_ef4c300f
comment
Assassin's Creed III: Kaniehtí:io defies this trope; while Haytham Kenway does indeed rescue her and a number of her people from enslavement (or worse) at the hands of a British thug, she refuses to trust him until he accepts her as an equal and fights on her side.
 Rescue Romance / int_ef4c300f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_ef4c300f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Assassin's Creed III (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_ef4c300f
 Rescue Romance / int_f1f927a3
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_f1f927a3
comment
Highwaymen: It's implied in the ending that Cray and Molly ultimately get together after he rescued her from the serial killer Fargo a second time. Fargo had already murdered Molly's best friend and her male suitor previously in the film, so it's not surprising that she'd look to Cray for comfort.
 Rescue Romance / int_f1f927a3
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_f1f927a3
featureConfidence
1.0
 Highwaymen
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_f1f927a3
 Rescue Romance / int_f35c872b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_f35c872b
comment
Phantom Quest Corp.: Though it's implied that Makiko met Bosco through his teashop, and had secretly been allowing him to feed on her, she doesn't fall for him until he helps save her from Dracula. They become an Official Couple at the conclusion of the first Incident File.
 Rescue Romance / int_f35c872b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_f35c872b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Phantom Quest Corp.
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_f35c872b
 Rescue Romance / int_f3e1f424
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_f3e1f424
comment
Subverted in Merlin in which both Arthur and Lancelot (separately) go to great lengths to rescue Guinevere from a warlord, only for extreme awkwardness to ensue when they realize why the other one is there. Neither one ends up with her (at least, at the end of that particular episode). Played straight with Merlin and Freya, with tragic consequences.
 Rescue Romance / int_f3e1f424
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_f3e1f424
featureConfidence
1.0
 Merlin (2008)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_f3e1f424
 Rescue Romance / int_f455c728
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_f455c728
comment
In Princess Maker, one of the main ways that your daughter can end up developing feelings for Cube is if she is often defeated by monsters and/or bandits while out on trips since Cube is the one who rescues her and brings her home.
 Rescue Romance / int_f455c728
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_f455c728
featureConfidence
1.0
 Princess Maker (Video Game)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_f455c728
 Rescue Romance / int_f510a5c1
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_f510a5c1
comment
In Around the World in 80 Days, Phileas Fogg rescues the Indian noblewoman Aouda from death by suttee. She falls in love with him almost immediately, despite their differences and how he's hinted to be quite older than her. Because Phileas Fogg has such an unemotional exterior, we don't find out that he loves her until the end of the novel.
 Rescue Romance / int_f510a5c1
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_f510a5c1
featureConfidence
1.0
 Around the World in 80 Days
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_f510a5c1
 Rescue Romance / int_f5d65e29
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_f5d65e29
comment
In Beauty and the Beast, Vincent and Catherine first met when he brought her home after she was attacked and left to die in Central Park; given the constraints that Vincent's nonhuman appearance puts on him, it's fair to say they would never otherwise have met.
 Rescue Romance / int_f5d65e29
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_f5d65e29
featureConfidence
1.0
 Beauty and the Beast (1987)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_f5d65e29
 Rescue Romance / int_f6da9a18
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_f6da9a18
comment
Momoka on Sgt. Frog tries to stage one of these every couple of episodes, in order to get closer to Fuyuki. But Fuyuki's not the most athletic person, and the Keronians keep barging into things...
 Rescue Romance / int_f6da9a18
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_f6da9a18
featureConfidence
1.0
 Sgt. Frog (Manga)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_f6da9a18
 Rescue Romance / int_f7385caa
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_f7385caa
comment
Revolutionary Girl Utena:
While Utena at first mostly intended to duel Saionji for being cruel to Wakaba, winning their duel let her 'win' another girl he mistreats: Anthy, the Rose Bride. Whom she protects from anyone who wants to possess and harm her, including her once-kind-and-now-abusive brother and the Big Bad, Akio. And including HERSELF, in a sense, since she did it more in self-interest than to genuinely help Anthy.. And it turns out this was a sort-of Invoked Trope since Akio was so smart that he arranged for Anthy to be in vulnerable positions to fire up Utena's Bully Hunter side and bring her into the duels. She's devastated when she finds out, then realises that she also was selfish to Anthy and resolves to truly aid her.
Spun around quite a bit in the case of Tsuwabuki and Nanami. Tsuwabuki has this big-ass Precocious Crush on Nanami and wants to help and protect her, right? Well, what's better than actually putting her in dangerous situations so he can rescue her, right?
 Rescue Romance / int_f7385caa
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_f7385caa
featureConfidence
1.0
 RevolutionaryGirlUtena
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_f7385caa
 Rescue Romance / int_f7d93e4a
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_f7d93e4a
comment
Assassin's Creed:
It's revealed in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Through suppressed memories) that Ezio and Cristina started their relationship this way, Ezio saved her from an (Implied) Attempted Rape by Vieri de Pazzi.
Assassin's Creed III: Kaniehtí:io defies this trope; while Haytham Kenway does indeed rescue her and a number of her people from enslavement (or worse) at the hands of a British thug, she refuses to trust him until he accepts her as an equal and fights on her side.
 Rescue Romance / int_f7d93e4a
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_f7d93e4a
featureConfidence
1.0
 Assassin's Creed (Franchise)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_f7d93e4a
 Rescue Romance / int_f7ed2fd7
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_f7ed2fd7
comment
The Little Mermaid: Ariel saves Eric from drowning, and he falls in love with her voice. Then he saves her from being disintegrated by Ursula.
 Rescue Romance / int_f7ed2fd7
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_f7ed2fd7
featureConfidence
1.0
 The Little Mermaid (1989)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_f7ed2fd7
 Rescue Romance / int_f8c74a00
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_f8c74a00
comment
In The Monster Men, Bulan and Virginia met when he rescues her from the title monsters.
 Rescue Romance / int_f8c74a00
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_f8c74a00
featureConfidence
1.0
 TheMonsterMen
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_f8c74a00
 Rescue Romance / int_f9ab713d
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_f9ab713d
comment
In episode 9 of Osomatsu-san Jyushimatsu practices his baseball swing on the beach when he spots a woman ready to jump off a cliff. He decides to keep swinging until she gets away from the edge, but Jyushimatsu ends up engulfed by water. The unnamed woman ultimately ends up saving him.
 Rescue Romance / int_f9ab713d
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_f9ab713d
featureConfidence
1.0
 Osomatsu-san
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_f9ab713d
 Rescue Romance / int_fc4cc7ef
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_fc4cc7ef
comment
The Horseshoes and Hand Grenades sidestory SplitxEnd has Yayoi saved by Haruto at the hands of Foundation Xnote They want to use her and other kidnapped Zodiarts Switchers to bring back their old powers. Yayoi notes that she shouldn't mistake his act as chivalry as a sign of love. Later in Month of Sundays, when confronted with a doll transformed Haruto, she uses this as a basis of their blooming relationship.
 Rescue Romance / int_fc4cc7ef
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_fc4cc7ef
featureConfidence
1.0
 Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (Fanfic)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_fc4cc7ef
 Rescue Romance / int_fda9c8b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_fda9c8b
comment
Subverted in Downton Abbey. Matthew Crawley rescues Lady Sybil from a political brawl and her family expect this trope to occur. (Convenient as he's the future Earl). She's actually interested in the chauffeur Tom, who everyone blames for getting her into trouble originally.
 Rescue Romance / int_fda9c8b
featureApplicability
-0.3
 Rescue Romance / int_fda9c8b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Downton Abbey
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_fda9c8b
 Rescue Romance / int_fdbace96
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_fdbace96
comment
Gravity Falls: The romance part is downplayed to Ship Tease, but after Dipper saves her from a ghost in "Northwest Mansion Mystery", Pacifica becomes much nicer to him, enjoying his company more than before and valuing his opinion of her.
 Rescue Romance / int_fdbace96
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_fdbace96
featureConfidence
1.0
 Gravity Falls
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_fdbace96
 Rescue Romance / int_fe8ef766
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_fe8ef766
comment
A very twisted villainous version from the pages of Captain America. Sin, the Red Skull’s daughter was captured by SHIELD and held in a facility where she was subjected to Heel–Face Brainwashing to turn her into a normal, well-adjusted All American girl. Skull’s Dragon Crossbones fought his way into the facility, abducted her and fought his way back out (killing dozens of Red Shirts in the process), then imprisoned and tortured her until her true memories and personality were restored. Then they fell in love. To an outside observer, this was all horrifying but from their perspective, he had rescued her from enemy captivity and freed her from nefarious mind control.
 Rescue Romance / int_fe8ef766
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_fe8ef766
featureConfidence
1.0
 Captain America (Comic Book)
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_fe8ef766
 Rescue Romance / int_ff2165b
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_ff2165b
comment
In an episode of Cold Case, a woman is involved in a car accident and is rescued from the wreckage by a firefighter. She is rendered paraplegic but goes on to marry said firefighter. However the woman's ex-boyfriend (who was driving the car yet got away with minor injuries) noticed something amiss with the whole accident. After doing some research and recalling that the woman complained about her legs hurting before being taken out of the wreck, he comes to the conclusion that the firefighter used the jaws of life incorrectly and crippled her. He confronts him about this in hopes of getting back together with her, only for the firefighter to murder him.
 Rescue Romance / int_ff2165b
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_ff2165b
featureConfidence
1.0
 Cold Case
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_ff2165b
 Rescue Romance / int_ff9ab17f
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue Romance / int_ff9ab17f
comment
Peter David's novel Imzadi uses this for the romance between Riker and Troi. Troi spends several weeks resisting Riker's advances until she's abducted by the Sindareen and starts fantasizing about him rescuing her—which he does. Rescue Sex ensues.
 Rescue Romance / int_ff9ab17f
featureApplicability
1.0
 Rescue Romance / int_ff9ab17f
featureConfidence
1.0
 Star Trek: The Next Generation
hasFeature
Rescue Romance / int_ff9ab17f

The following is a list of statements referring to the current page from other pages.

 Rescue Romance
processingCategory2
Love Tropes
 Rescue Romance
processingCategory2
Romance Arc
 Guardian Fairy Michel (Animation) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Charlotte / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Code Geass / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 DARLING in the FRANXX / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 El-Hazard: The Magnificent World / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 GUN×SWORD / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Howl's Moving Castle / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Neon Genesis Evangelion / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Nobunaga Concerto / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Osomatsu-san / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Phantom Quest Corp. / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Princess Tutu / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Psycho-Pass / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Shinkon Gattai Godannar!! / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Spirited Away / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Castle of Cagliostro / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Last: Naruto the Movie / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Vision of Escaflowne / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Wind Rises / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Weathering With You / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Big Finish Doctor Who (Audio Play) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Magadheera / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Aquaman (Comic Book) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Blacksad (Comic Book) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Bone (Comic Book) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Comic Book) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Kairos (Comic Book) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Robin Series (Comic Book) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Secret Wars (2015) (Comic Book) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Sin City (Comic Book) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Star Fox / Comicbook
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 The Hunchback of Notre Dame / Disney / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 AMiscellaneousTaleOfNightAndDay
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 BeyondTomorrow
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Divine Blood / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Embers / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Entities Of Emotion / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Fall of Starfleet, Rebirth of Friendship / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Forward / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Here We Go Again! (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 LittleMissMary
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Mega Man: Defender of the Human Race / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Olivine Romance / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Pretender
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Professor Arc / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Shinobi of the High Seas / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Showa & Vampire / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Sophistication and Betrayal / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Spectacular Seven / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Equestrian Wind Mage / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Flash Sentry Chronicles / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 TheNewRetcons
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 The Private Diary of Elizabeth Quatermain / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Weed / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Venenum Iocus / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Zistopia / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 A Thing of Vikings (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Bridge to Terabithia 2: The Last Time (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Cosmo Finds Tails (Fanfic)
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Danny Phantom Stranded (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Falling (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Five Worlds War (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Heritage of the Wolf (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 I Am NOT Going Through Puberty Again! / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Kindness's Reward (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 MLPCollateralDamage
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Most Unlikely of Friends (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 My Hero Playthrough (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Of Sheep and Battle Chicken (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 PokemonMastersOfAzeroth
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Sanctuary (TLOZ) (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Sanza Salazar Saga / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Duskyverse / Fan Fic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Flower Princess and the Alchemist (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Great Alicorn Hunt (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Kamikakushi Saga (Fanfic)
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 The Many Dates of Danny Fenton (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Things XCOM Operatives Are No Longer Allowed to Do (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Triumph of the Retart (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Universe Falls (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 White Sheep (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 White Sheep (RWBY) (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 With This Ring (Fanfic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Aquaman (2018) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Conan the Barbarian (2011) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Goodbye, Mr. Chips / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Gorgeous / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Indochine / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Iron Sky / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Jurassic World / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Kingsman: The Golden Circle / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Mermaid / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Naruto 7 The Last
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Picnic at Hanging Rock / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Point Break (1991) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Runaway / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Speed / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The People Under the Stairs / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Spy Who Loved Me / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Twilight Samurai / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Thor: The Dark World / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Titanic (1997) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Wonder Woman (2017) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Final Fantasy (Franchise) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Terminator (Franchise) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 A Certain Magical Index / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Ai no Kusabi / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Arifureta: From Commonplace to World's Strongest / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Bakemonogatari / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Durarara!! / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Haganai / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Kämpfer / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Record of Grancrest War / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Shimoneta / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Spice and Wolf / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Legend of the Legendary Heroes / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Wise Grandson / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Around the World in 80 Days / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Book of the Stars / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Chalet School / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Codex Alera / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 CrashLanded
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Daddy-Long-Legs / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Deep Love
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Dodger / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Don Juan / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Drawing A Blank / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Enchanted Forest Chronicles / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Fallen Angels / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Gate / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 HermeticMillenium
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Hollow Kingdom Trilogy / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 In Search of the Castaways / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Jane Eyre / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Kushiel's Legacy / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Night Hunters / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Prince Cinders / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Ragnar Lodbrok and His Sons / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Ranger's Apprentice / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Receiver of Many / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Right Ho, Jeeves / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Second Apocalypse / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Shadow Ops / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Snow-White-Fire-Red / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Solo Leveling / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Soria Moria Castle / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Star Wars: Kenobi / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Tam Lin / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Book With No Name / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Faerie Queene / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Far Pavilions / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Gargoyle
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 The Heroic Legend of Arslan / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Hunchback of Notre Dame / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The King in Yellow / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Little Mermaid / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Lord of Lorn and the False Steward / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The NeverEnding Story / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Saga of the Volsungs / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Vampire Diaries / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Twilight / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Unseen Academicals / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Wax and Wayne / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Wuthering Heights / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Azincourt
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 CatherineAnderson
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 CrashLanded
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 HookerVerse
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 LittleMissMary
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 RealpolitikCIV
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 RySenkari
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 White Knighting
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 A Bride's Story (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 A Certain Scientific Railgun (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Beastars (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Btooom! (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Buyuden
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Cardcaptor Sakura (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Ceres, Celestial Legend (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Daily Lives of High School Boys (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Endless World (Manga)
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Hot Gimmick (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Ikki Tousen (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Interspecies Reviewers (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Inuyasha (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 I / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Is the Order a Rabbit? (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Kanojo ni Naru Hi (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Kobato. (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Masamune-kun's Revenge (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Mega Man Megamix (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Monster (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 My Bride is a Mermaid (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Nisekoi (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 No Matter How I Look at It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Not Popular! (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Prison School (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 RaButa (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Ratman (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Rouge Noir (Manga)
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Seimaden (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 SeitokaichouNiChuukoku
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Shrine of the Morning Mist (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Prince of Tennis (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Adventures of Hamtaro (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 To Love-Ru (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Umi no Misaki (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Ushio and Tora (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Vampire Knight (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Wolf Guy - Wolfen Crest (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Yuru-Yuri (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 RedLion
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Parties Are For Losers (Music) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Mefhor Canon Bloc (Roleplay) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Persona3NewGame
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Record of Lodoss War (Roleplay) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 WALL•E Forum Roleplay (Roleplay) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 BIA / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Bodyguard (UK 2018) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 CSI: NY / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Choujin Sentai Jetman / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Dexter / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Diagnosis: Murder / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Dollhouse / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Downton Abbey / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Passions / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Rescue 911 / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Ripper Street / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Soy Luna / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Veronica Mars / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Waterloo Road / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Ghostbusters Spooktacular (Theatre) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Lucia di Lammermoor (Theatre) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Once On This Island (Theatre) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Porgy and Bess (Theatre) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Starlight Express (Theatre) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Devil Survivor (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Dragon Quest I (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Gunparade March (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Harvest Moon Updated (Video Game)
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Judgment (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Knights of the Old Republic (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Mass Effect (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Medieval Cop (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Sword of the Samurai (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Tales of Phantasia (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Tales of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Tales of the Abyss (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Tribes: Vengeance (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Updated (Video Game)
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Valkyria Chronicles (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Choice of Games / Videogame / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Dark Parables / Videogame / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Hosted Games / Videogame / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Stardew Valley / Videogame / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Akatsuki no Goei (Visual Novel) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Chaos;Head (Visual Novel) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Code Geass: Lost Colors (Visual Novel) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Family Project (Visual Novel) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Grisaia no Rakuen (Visual Novel) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Long Live the Queen (Visual Novel) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Nine Series (Visual Novel) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Princess Evangile (Visual Novel) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Steins;Gate (Visual Novel) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 To Heart 2 (Visual Novel) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 War: 13th Day (Visual Novel) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Zodiac Axis (Visual Novel) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 RWBY Chibi (Web Animation) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Grim Tales from Down Below (Webcomic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 White Dark Life / Web Comic / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Aventures (Web Video) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog (Web Video) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Dubious Company (Webcomic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Dumbing of Age (Webcomic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Eureka Seven Paradox Makers (Webcomic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Gunnerkrigg Court (Webcomic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 How I Became Yours (Webcomic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Nerf NOW!! (Webcomic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Sword Princess Amaltea (Webcomic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Tales of the Questor (Webcomic) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Aladdin / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Aladdin: The Series / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Beauty and the Beast / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Captain Flamingo / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Despicable Me 2 / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Klaus (2019) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Mad Monster Party / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 MyLittlePonyandFriends
seeAlso
Rescue Romance
 Shrek / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Sonic Boom / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Tangled / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Aristocats / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Hunchback of Notre Dame / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Little Mermaid / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Little Mermaid (1989) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Spectacular Spider-Man / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Transformers Animated / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Chris Hero (Wrestling) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Fractale / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Mawaru-Penguindrum / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Mobile Suit Gundam AGE / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Mobile Suit Victory Gundam / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Star Driver / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Om Shanti Om / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 New Mutants (Comic Book) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 The Scarlet Pimpernel / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 rescueromance
sameAs
Rescue Romance
 Ai Kora (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Magic Knight Rayearth (Manga) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Royal Pains / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Prince of Persia (2008) (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance
 Solatorobo (Video Game) / int_149f7447
type
Rescue Romance