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23rd Apr '16 3:12:29 PM Eievie
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->'''Ben Rogers:''' Say, do we kill the women, too?
->'''Tom Sawyer:''' Well, Ben Rogers, if I was as ignorant as you I wouldn't let on. Kill the women? No; nobody ever saw anything in the books like that. You fetch them to the cave, and you're always as polite as pie to them; and by and by they fall in love with you, and never want to go home any more.
-->-- '''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'''

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->'''Ben Rogers:''' Say, do we kill the women, too?
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Sawyer:''' Well, Ben Rogers, if I was as ignorant as you I wouldn't let on. Kill the women? No; nobody ever saw anything in the books like that. You fetch them to the cave, and you're always as polite as pie to them; and by and by they fall in love with you, and never want to go home any more.
-->-- '''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'''
''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn''
24th Mar '16 8:42:17 AM ObsidianFire
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* [[AntiHero L]] and OriginalCharacter [[IntrepidReporter Erin's]] relationship is based on this trope in ''Fanfic/StoryOfTheCentury''. Although there is [[UnresolvedSexualTension some tension]] between them, they don't progress any further than [[VitriolicBestBuds friendship]], [[CannotSpitItOut if that.]] [[spoiler:Being as GenreSavvy as he is he was probably aware of this [[UnequalPairing and all]] [[MoreThanMindControl it implied]], because he ends up [[ShooTheDog chasing]] [[BreakHerHeartToSaveHer her]] [[KickTheMoralityPet away]] [[HeroicSacrifice after the case closes]] so that he can [[DyingAlone die alone]], [[BreakTheCutie despite her insisting that she stay with him.]]]]

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* [[AntiHero L]] and OriginalCharacter [[IntrepidReporter Erin's]] relationship is based on this trope in ''Fanfic/StoryOfTheCentury''. Although there is [[UnresolvedSexualTension some tension]] between them, they don't progress any further than [[VitriolicBestBuds friendship]], [[CannotSpitItOut if that.]] [[spoiler:Being as GenreSavvy smart as he is he was probably aware of this [[UnequalPairing and all]] [[MoreThanMindControl it implied]], because he ends up [[ShooTheDog chasing]] [[BreakHerHeartToSaveHer her]] [[KickTheMoralityPet away]] [[HeroicSacrifice after the case closes]] so that he can [[DyingAlone die alone]], [[BreakTheCutie despite her insisting that she stay with him.]]]]
24th Feb '16 5:16:14 AM erforce
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->--'''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'''

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->--'''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'''
-->-- '''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'''






* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|Cursed Memories}}'': No one intended to summon Rozalin, but once they had she was bound to help them find Zenon. Not doing so, or stopping searching for Zenon altogether would kill either Rozalin or Adell respectively. Forced cooperation -> mutual understanding and goal -> love.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea 2|Cursed Memories}}'': ''VideoGame/Disgaea2CursedMemories'': No one intended to summon Rozalin, but once they had she was bound to help them find Zenon. Not doing so, or stopping searching for Zenon altogether would kill either Rozalin or Adell respectively. Forced cooperation -> mutual understanding and goal -> love.



* Inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}} 2'', where [[TheHero Nowe's]] first real experience with Manah is taking and holding her captive. In the brief conversation that follows, ''she'' turns ''his'' entire worldview upside down, and he defects the army to join her rebellion and eventually become her LoveInterest immediately after her escape.

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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}} 2'', ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard 2}}'', where [[TheHero Nowe's]] first real experience with Manah is taking and holding her captive. In the brief conversation that follows, ''she'' turns ''his'' entire worldview upside down, and he defects the army to join her rebellion and eventually become her LoveInterest immediately after her escape.
3rd Feb '16 8:25:22 PM Eievie
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-->'''Ben Rogers:''' Say, do we kill the women, too?
-->'''Tom Sawyer:''' Well, Ben Rogers, if I was as ignorant as you I wouldn’t let on. Kill the women? No; nobody ever saw anything in the books like that. You fetch them to the cave, and you're always as polite as pie to them; and by and by they fall in love with you, and never want to go home any more.
-->---'''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'''

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-->'''Ben ->'''Ben Rogers:''' Say, do we kill the women, too?
-->'''Tom ->'''Tom Sawyer:''' Well, Ben Rogers, if I was as ignorant as you I wouldn’t wouldn't let on. Kill the women? No; nobody ever saw anything in the books like that. You fetch them to the cave, and you're always as polite as pie to them; and by and by they fall in love with you, and never want to go home any more.
-->---'''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'''
->--'''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'''
3rd Feb '16 8:22:55 PM Eievie
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-->'''Ben Rogers:''' Say, do we kill the women, too?
-->'''Tom Sawyer:''' Well, Ben Rogers, if I was as ignorant as you I wouldn’t let on. Kill the women? No; nobody ever saw anything in the books like that. You fetch them to the cave, and you're always as polite as pie to them; and by and by they fall in love with you, and never want to go home any more.
-->---'''Literature/AdventuresOfHuckleberryFinn'''
26th Jan '16 10:44:16 AM Eievie
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* This is how [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Italy and Germany]] meet in one of the first episodes of ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Germany captures Italy, and Italy, who is shown as a [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey Pasta Eating Surrender Monkey]], is perfectly fine with that. Italy gets StockholmSyndrome. Then, in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, he comes back and wants to be on Germany's side this time ...

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* This is how [[AnthropomorphicPersonification Italy and Germany]] meet in one of the first episodes of ''Manga/AxisPowersHetalia'' set during UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Germany captures Italy, and Italy, who is shown as a [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkey Pasta Eating Surrender Monkey]], is perfectly fine with that. Italy gets StockholmSyndrome. Then, in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, he comes back and wants to be on Germany's side this time ...time…



* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Guts and Farnese first meet in this sort of fashion, and their interactions are ''highly'' amusing. When they first meet, Farnese was a section leader of the [[CorruptChurch Holy Iron Chain Knights]], and she was assigned to capture and kill the Black Swordsman (Guts). Guts ends up temporarily taking her hostage (only to get shot and then captured by Farnese's group). Later, in order to escape, he ends up kidnapping and holding her hostage ''again'', this time with more funny and amusing interactions between the two of them than the previous time (including a moment where he threatens to "burn her ass" if the soldiers don't make way). During this time period, her future [[PrecociousCrush infatuation]] and admiration of him is foreshadowed and hinted at. Of course, it wouldn't be ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' if that foreshadowing didn't take the form of Farnese being possessed by an evil spirit, straddling Guts {{BFS}} naked, and urging him in a very {{Squick}}ily sexual manner to slice her in half with it... ''slowly''.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Guts and Farnese first meet in this sort of fashion, and their interactions are ''highly'' amusing. When they first meet, Farnese was a section leader of the [[CorruptChurch Holy Iron Chain Knights]], and she was assigned to capture and kill the Black Swordsman (Guts). Guts ends up temporarily taking her hostage (only to get shot and then captured by Farnese's group). Later, in order to escape, he ends up kidnapping and holding her hostage ''again'', this time with more funny and amusing interactions between the two of them than the previous time (including a moment where he threatens to "burn her ass" if the soldiers don't make way). During this time period, her future [[PrecociousCrush infatuation]] and admiration of him is foreshadowed and hinted at. Of course, it wouldn't be ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'' if that foreshadowing didn't take the form of Farnese being possessed by an evil spirit, straddling Guts {{BFS}} naked, and urging him in a very {{Squick}}ily sexual manner to slice her in half with it... it… ''slowly''.



* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Al first meets with Greed and his chimera underlings by being kidnapped by them. Granted, he never really becomes ''friends'' with Greed, but...Greed (and ''especially'' his underlings) are portrayed as being pretty sympathetic and not actually all ''that'' evil. And their interactions were hilarious. All in all, they actually treated Al pretty decent for a hostage captive. And in the end, Al definitely bonded with and liked the two underlings Dorochet and Martel. Which made [[spoiler:their deaths [[TearJerker all the more tragic]]]].

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* In ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'', Al first meets with Greed and his chimera underlings by being kidnapped by them. Granted, he never really becomes ''friends'' with Greed, but...but… Greed (and ''especially'' his underlings) are portrayed as being pretty sympathetic and not actually all ''that'' evil. And their interactions were hilarious. All in all, they actually treated Al pretty decent for a hostage captive. And in the end, Al definitely bonded with and liked the two underlings Dorochet and Martel. Which made [[spoiler:their deaths [[TearJerker all the more tragic]]]].



* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'': At least kidnapping ''was'' Hayate's original plan. Having always been a Messiah-esque, wonderful little boy, he ends up [[DeusAngstMachina getting taken advantage of]] to the point where he gets ''fed up'' with optimistic ideas. He decides to finally "become a devil" and do something evil to get money. So he sets his sights on kidnapping Nagi, the rich little {{Ojou}}. Only... at every opportunity to do something evil, he [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain ends up going back to his selfless, old habits, and treats her ]]''[[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain very]]'' [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain nicely]]. To the point where his declaration that he wants to "run away with her (by kidnapping her)" causes her to misunderstand that he's confessing that he wants to elope with her. And she ''liked'' it...

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* ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'': At least kidnapping ''was'' Hayate's original plan. Having always been a Messiah-esque, wonderful little boy, he ends up [[DeusAngstMachina getting taken advantage of]] to the point where he gets ''fed up'' with optimistic ideas. He decides to finally "become a devil" and do something evil to get money. So he sets his sights on kidnapping Nagi, the rich little {{Ojou}}. Only... Only… at every opportunity to do something evil, he [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain ends up going back to his selfless, old habits, and treats her ]]''[[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain very]]'' [[MostDefinitelyNotAVillain nicely]]. To the point where his declaration that he wants to "run away with her (by kidnapping her)" causes her to misunderstand that he's confessing that he wants to elope with her. And she ''liked'' it...it…



* Zig-zagged in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: the Inner Chambers''. Abbot Arikoto is held prisoner, forced to violate his priestly vows via ScarpiaUltimatum, and presented to the half-mad Shogun Iemetsu as a bedtoy... only to find out that said Shogun is a teenage girl who is as much a prisoner and in many ways even more of a victim than he is.

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* Zig-zagged in ''Manga/{{Ooku}}: the Inner Chambers''. Abbot Arikoto is held prisoner, forced to violate his priestly vows via ScarpiaUltimatum, and presented to the half-mad Shogun Iemetsu as a bedtoy... bedtoy… only to find out that said Shogun is a teenage girl who is as much a prisoner and in many ways even more of a victim than he is.



* It's not a romantic example, but this kind of situation going ''horribly wrong'' is the basic plot of the Korean movie ''Film/SympathyForMrVengeance''. [[spoiler:Deaf guy and his communist girlfriend tries to kidnap boss' daughter to get money to buy his sister a new kidney. The kid is extremely cute and everything seems to go fine... until the kid drowns accidentally, which sets the boss off on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. In the end, it's a KillEmAll ending]].

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* It's not a romantic example, but this kind of situation going ''horribly wrong'' is the basic plot of the Korean movie ''Film/SympathyForMrVengeance''. [[spoiler:Deaf guy and his communist girlfriend tries to kidnap boss' daughter to get money to buy his sister a new kidney. The kid is extremely cute and everything seems to go fine... fine… until the kid drowns accidentally, which sets the boss off on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge. In the end, it's a KillEmAll ending]].



** Although the hostage part does seem to be intended as temporary at the start - he offers her the last of a magical candle so she can go back to the sky, after he shows her to Victoria.

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** Although the hostage part does seem to be intended as temporary at the start - -- he offers her the last of a magical candle so she can go back to the sky, after he shows her to Victoria.



* This is how Bourne and Marie meet in ''[[Literature/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Identity]]'' novel. She then attempts to escape to the custody of the men after him, which... [[AttemptedRape doesn't go as she'd planned]], and Bourne [[RescueRomance has to rescue her]].
* This is much of the plot of ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'': the hero sees a falling star with the girl he loves, and vows to bring it back for her. However, the star turns out to be a real person...

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* This is how Bourne and Marie meet in ''[[Literature/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Identity]]'' novel. She then attempts to escape to the custody of the men after him, which... which… [[AttemptedRape doesn't go as she'd planned]], and Bourne [[RescueRomance has to rescue her]].
* This is much of the plot of ''Literature/{{Stardust}}'': the hero sees a falling star with the girl he loves, and vows to bring it back for her. However, the star turns out to be a real person...person…



* Candayce thinks this is what's going on in ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'', when her Leptoceratops admirers abduct her away from the company of the other kids-in-dinosaur-bodies. She soon finds it's closer to an attempt at a RescueRomance - they admire her, and thought she was addled or being kept as food for [[TyrannosaurusRex Mike]] or something.

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* Candayce thinks this is what's going on in ''{{Literature/Dinoverse}}'', when her Leptoceratops admirers abduct her away from the company of the other kids-in-dinosaur-bodies. She soon finds it's closer to an attempt at a RescueRomance - -- they admire her, and thought she was addled or being kept as food for [[TyrannosaurusRex Mike]] or something.



* Pretty much the premise of ''Stolen'' (along with the Australian outback).



* Ziggzagged in ''Series/OnceUponATime'': This universe has a version of Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast where Rumplestiltskin is the beast. He lets her go and she wasn't going to come back, but does so to see if TrueLovesKiss does revert him to human. It turns out that they do have true love, but the spell doesn't work due to Rumple's cowardice. Their budding relationship goes south very quickly when Belle mentions that she heard of the rumor from a woman on the road... who happens to be [[MagnificentBastard Regina]]. Regina herself actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope while manipulating Belle into attempting to depower Rumple. However, this trope is averted by season two when Belle has more equal footing in the relationship.

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* Ziggzagged in ''Series/OnceUponATime'': This universe has a version of Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast where Rumplestiltskin is the beast. He lets her go and she wasn't going to come back, but does so to see if TrueLovesKiss does revert him to human. It turns out that they do have true love, but the spell doesn't work due to Rumple's cowardice. Their budding relationship goes south very quickly when Belle mentions that she heard of the rumor from a woman on the road... road… who happens to be [[MagnificentBastard Regina]]. Regina herself actually [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this trope while manipulating Belle into attempting to depower Rumple. However, this trope is averted by season two when Belle has more equal footing in the relationship.
20th Jan '16 11:38:11 AM Willbyr
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* The main romance in ''HaouAiren'' is this, except it's played for FanService and {{melodrama}} instead of humor, with naive high-schooler Kurumi getting kidnapped ([[RomanticizedAbuse among other things]]) by Triad boss BastardBoyfriend Hakuron after [[RescueRomance she saved him from bleeding to death in the streets of Tokyo]].

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* The main romance in ''HaouAiren'' ''Manga/HaouAiren'' is this, except it's played for FanService and {{melodrama}} instead of humor, with naive high-schooler Kurumi getting kidnapped ([[RomanticizedAbuse among other things]]) by Triad boss BastardBoyfriend Hakuron after [[RescueRomance she saved him from bleeding to death in the streets of Tokyo]].
31st Dec '15 4:35:50 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Roswell}}'': Maria and Michael's BelligerentSexualTension started up when he stole her car, with her in it. Lampshaded in the series finale:

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* ''{{Roswell}}'': ''Series/{{Roswell}}'': Maria and Michael's BelligerentSexualTension started up when he stole her car, with her in it. Lampshaded in the series finale:



* In ''{{Community}}'' [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/CommunityS4E03ConventionsOfSpaceAndTime episode S4E03 Conventions Of Space And Time]] the guest star Toby tries this on Abed. He doesn't really get it right.

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* In ''{{Community}}'' ''Series/{{Community}}'' [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Recap/CommunityS4E03ConventionsOfSpaceAndTime episode S4E03 Conventions Of Space And Time]] the guest star Toby tries this on Abed. He doesn't really get it right.
24th Nov '15 12:21:10 PM BattleMaster
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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': How Rock joined the Lagoon Company.

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* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'': How Rock joined the Lagoon Company. The fact that his former employers decided that [[HeKnowsTooMuch he knew information that might be inconvenient if it got out]] and tried to kill him really helped.
24th Nov '15 12:17:41 PM BattleMaster
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* In the movie ''Film/{{Red}}'', Bruce Willis has developed a relationship over the phone with a young insurance agent. Unfortunately he's a retired CIA agent and when he's put on a wet team's hit list, has to kidnap her in order to save her life. As she points out, it wasn't the first date she had in mind. And she thought he'd have hair.

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* In the movie ''Film/{{Red}}'', Bruce Willis Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) has developed a relationship over the phone with a young insurance agent. Unfortunately he's a retired CIA agent and when he's put on a wet team's hit list, has to kidnap her in order to save her life. As she points out, it wasn't the first date she had in mind. And she thought he'd have hair. Notably, the kidnapping doesn't improve their relationship, it nearly destroys it. It's only when she realize that Frank is right and there really are people trying to kill them that it starts to improve.
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