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21st Dec '16 3:54:37 PM gb00393
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* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': While at first it might look like a simple BathtubScene in a series notorious for its {{Fanservice}}, the scene between Jaime and Brienne in "Kissed By Fire" quickly becomes a pivotal moment in their CharacterDevelopment.
10th Dec '16 11:40:46 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Most of the time HeterosexualLifePartners; rarely are they ever PlatonicLifePartners, though this can be used if the PlatonicLifePartners in question have enough UnresolvedSexualTension between them to make them popular targets for shipping and the writer wants to do a scene where said UnresolvedSexualTension comes to a head

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Most of the time they are HeterosexualLifePartners; rarely are they ever PlatonicLifePartners, though this can be used if the PlatonicLifePartners in question have enough UnresolvedSexualTension between them to make them popular targets for shipping and the writer wants to do a scene where said UnresolvedSexualTension comes to a head
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* [[Manga/HimechanNoRibon Hime-chan and Pokota]], [[LivingToys her magical talking stuff toy]], do this in the seventh episode when talking about how to deal with Himeko's current problem.

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* [[Manga/HimechanNoRibon ''Manga/HimechanNoRibon'': Hime-chan and Pokota]], [[LivingToys her magical talking stuff toy]], do this in the seventh episode when talking about how to deal with Himeko's current problem.
10th Dec '16 11:37:24 PM ChaoticNovelist
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This is when two characters (most of the time HeterosexualLifePartners; rarely are they ever PlatonicLifePartners, though this can be used if the PlatonicLifePartners in question have enough UnresolvedSexualTension between them to make them popular targets for shipping and the writer wants to do a scene where said UnresolvedSexualTension comes to a head) [[FuroScene take a bath together]] and usually converse. This causes them to really get to know each other better or become better friends. Usually either really significant moments of the plot are discussed or one character's past is revealed in a Bathtub Bonding scene.

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This is when two characters (most of the time HeterosexualLifePartners; rarely are they ever PlatonicLifePartners, though this can be used if the PlatonicLifePartners in question have enough UnresolvedSexualTension between them to make them popular targets for shipping and the writer wants to do a scene where said UnresolvedSexualTension comes to a head) [[FuroScene take a bath together]] and usually converse. This causes them to really get to know each other better or become better friends. Usually either really significant moments of the plot are discussed or one character's past is revealed in a Bathtub Bonding scene.
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Most of the time HeterosexualLifePartners; rarely are they ever PlatonicLifePartners, though this can be used if the PlatonicLifePartners in question have enough UnresolvedSexualTension between them to make them popular targets for shipping and the writer wants to do a scene where said UnresolvedSexualTension comes to a head
26th Oct '16 12:33:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', Jaime and Brienne share a bath during which he explains why he killed the mad king Aerys to her, his reason being something that he hasn't really told others before.

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* In ''ASongOfIceAndFire'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Jaime and Brienne share a bath during which he explains why he killed the mad king Aerys to her, his reason being something that he hasn't really told others before.



* The plot of the ''{{Maisy}}'' picture book ''Maisy Takes a Bath'', later adapted for the animated series, was that Maisy Mouse wanted to take a bath, but her friend Tallulah the chicken kept knocking on her door, wanting her to come out and play. At the end of the story, Tallulah hopped in the bath with Maisy and they had fun together.

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* The plot of the ''{{Maisy}}'' ''Literature/{{Maisy}}'' picture book ''Maisy Takes a Bath'', later adapted for the animated series, was that Maisy Mouse wanted to take a bath, but her friend Tallulah the chicken kept knocking on her door, wanting her to come out and play. At the end of the story, Tallulah hopped in the bath with Maisy and they had fun together.



* Can be invoked throughout the ''{{Suikoden}}'' series with the different bath houses, and works as a clever way to develop characters that otherwise wouldn't get a lot of spotlight shined on them.

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* Can be invoked throughout the ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' series with the different bath houses, and works as a clever way to develop characters that otherwise wouldn't get a lot of spotlight shined on them.
21st Oct '16 12:17:46 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/DynastyWarriorsGundam'': Elpeo Ple, who was known in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamZZ'' to love taking baths, likes to suggest doing this with anyone she makes friends with in the game. Including Judau, whom she has declared her "big brother". The only one who actually agrees to the idea is her clone, Ple-2.
29th Sep '16 9:15:45 PM Kazmahu
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* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', Asia (a European) tries to invoke this when Issei accidentally walks in on her in the bath, saying that she's heard of the Japanese practice of communal bathing and would be okay doing that with him to strengthen their relationship. Issei tells her she's misunderstood the idea.[[note]]This is an excuse on Issei's part - he'd love to, but can't trust himself not to hit for a home run. Asia doesn't quite grasp this, [[ChivalrousPervert so he won't tempt himself]].[[/note]]

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* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', Asia (a European) tries to invoke this when Issei accidentally walks in on her in the bath, saying that she's heard of the Japanese practice of communal bathing and would be okay doing that with him to strengthen their relationship. Issei tells her she's misunderstood the idea.[[note]]This is an excuse on Issei's part - he'd love to, but can't trust himself not to hit for a home run. Asia doesn't quite grasp this, [[ChivalrousPervert so he won't tempt himself]].[[/note]][[/note]] The trope is expanded upon in the anime, where the girls often have their bonding conversations in hot springs and the like, and Rias and Souna conduct important devil business meeting while naked in the latter's steam room.
21st Sep '16 11:45:15 PM Kazmahu
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* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', Asia (a European) tries to invoke this when Issei accidentally walks in on her in the bath, saying that she's heard of the Japanese practice of communal bathing and would be okay doing that with him to strengthen their relationship. Issei tells her she's misunderstood the idea.

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* In ''LightNovel/HighSchoolDxD'', Asia (a European) tries to invoke this when Issei accidentally walks in on her in the bath, saying that she's heard of the Japanese practice of communal bathing and would be okay doing that with him to strengthen their relationship. Issei tells her she's misunderstood the idea.[[note]]This is an excuse on Issei's part - he'd love to, but can't trust himself not to hit for a home run. Asia doesn't quite grasp this, [[ChivalrousPervert so he won't tempt himself]].[[/note]]
30th Aug '16 10:43:54 AM Gamermaster
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* The first ending of ''Manga/ICantUnderstandWhatMyHusbandIsSaying'' has [[HappilyMarried Kaoru and Hajime]] relaxing in the bath together (ending with Kaoru doing a BathKick). Later episodes would add them washing each other's backs.
9th Jul '16 1:06:55 PM Monolaf317
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At least two characters have to share a bathtub in order to qualify for this trope.

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At least two characters have to share a bathtub (be it at home, at a hotel, during a PublicBathhouseScene, or during a HotSpringsEpisode) in order to qualify for this trope.
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23rd Apr '16 8:57:08 PM SSJMagus
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* Used at least once in ''ComicBook/XForce'' between Cable and Domino.

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* Used at least once in ''ComicBook/XForce'' between Cable and Domino. [[spoiler:Or rather, between Cable and a shape-shifter who was impersonating Domino.]]
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