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11th Mar '17 10:42:35 AM nombretomado
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* In an episode of ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' where the characters explore a supposedly haunted house, a female character who only appears in that episode pretends to be scared in order to hook up with main man Kaito. Of course, when real ghosts show up courtesy of a member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad, she freaks out for real.

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* In an episode of ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' ''Anime/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' where the characters explore a supposedly haunted house, a female character who only appears in that episode pretends to be scared in order to hook up with main man Kaito. Of course, when real ghosts show up courtesy of a member of the QuirkyMinibossSquad, she freaks out for real.
13th Jan '17 12:25:10 AM X2X
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Sometimes overlaps with the old "[[YawnAndReach yawn and put your arm around her]]" trick.

This is often inverted for humorous purposes; the guy might ''think'' the girl will be scared, [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl but he's the one who freaks out.]] There's also the possibility that she's [[InvokedTrope putting on an act]] just to get closer to the guy (Similarly, when it's played straight, the guy might [[InvokedTrope deliberately]] take his squeamish girlfriend to a scary movie so she'll freak out and want him to hold her). But for maximum SugarWiki/{{heartwarming|Moments}} points, combine the two; the girl can tell that her boyfriend is terrified but too macho to admit it, and plays the DamselInDistress to make ''him'' feel better.

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Sometimes overlaps with the old "[[YawnAndReach yawn and "{{yawn and|Reach}} [[HandsPlayInTheater put your arm around her]]" trick.

This is often inverted for humorous purposes; the guy might ''think'' the girl will be scared, [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl but he's the one who freaks out.]] out]]. There's also the possibility that she's [[InvokedTrope putting on an act]] just to get closer to the guy guy. (Similarly, when it's played straight, the guy might [[InvokedTrope deliberately]] take his squeamish girlfriend to a scary movie so she'll freak out and want him to hold her). her.) But for maximum SugarWiki/{{heartwarming|Moments}} points, combine the two; the girl can tell that her boyfriend is terrified but too macho to admit it, and plays the DamselInDistress to make ''him'' feel better.



* Inverted in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' chapter 36: when Ataru and Lum go for a ride on a "horror coaster", Lum actually frightens the "monsters" instead of being frightened by them. Whenever Ataru's paying attention, though, she pretends to be frightened, just to have a reason to cling to him.

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* Inverted in ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' chapter Chapter 36: when Ataru and Lum go for a ride on a "horror coaster", coaster," Lum actually frightens the "monsters" instead of being frightened by them. Whenever Ataru's paying attention, though, she pretends to be frightened, just to have a reason to cling to him.
29th Dec '16 11:47:00 AM X2X
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Boyfriend and girlfriend are in the cinema, watching a highly gory movie, [[TakeOurWordForIt which we don't see]]. The girlfriend is really scared, hiding behind the popcorn and holding her boyfriend for comfort. He thinks he's in with a chance.

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Boyfriend and girlfriend are in the cinema, watching a highly gory movie, [[TakeOurWordForIt which we don't see]]. The girlfriend is really scared, hiding behind the popcorn and [[SecurityCling holding her boyfriend for comfort.comfort]]. He thinks he's in with a chance.



This is often inverted for humorous purposes; the guy might ''think'' the girl will be scared, [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl but he's the one who freaks out.]] There's also the possibility that she's [[InvokedTrope putting on an act]] just to get closer to the guy (Similarly, when it's played straight, the guy might [[InvokedTrope deliberately]] take his squeamish girlfriend to a scary movie so she'll freak out and want him to hold her). But for maximum [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] points, combine the two; the girl can tell that her boyfriend is terrified but too macho to admit it, and plays the DamselInDistress to make ''him'' feel better.

This trope isn't usually true in real life, but is sometimes played with strangely. Given that, according to a well known psychological study, fear triggers romantic attraction (presumably when the fear is caused by something present in the environment and not the second person's actions, although some tropes might say otherwise), attending a horror movie might be a particularly good decision for a first date. Also, a [[http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/sfischo/horrormoviesRev2.htm second study]] found that girls and women would often act more scared (either unconsciously or through deliberation) if they watched a movie with a date than they would act if they were watching the same movie alone. It also found that guys would act less scared when watching a movie with a girl than if they were watching it alone.

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This is often inverted for humorous purposes; the guy might ''think'' the girl will be scared, [[ScreamsLikeALittleGirl but he's the one who freaks out.]] There's also the possibility that she's [[InvokedTrope putting on an act]] just to get closer to the guy (Similarly, when it's played straight, the guy might [[InvokedTrope deliberately]] take his squeamish girlfriend to a scary movie so she'll freak out and want him to hold her). But for maximum [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming heartwarming]] SugarWiki/{{heartwarming|Moments}} points, combine the two; the girl can tell that her boyfriend is terrified but too macho to admit it, and plays the DamselInDistress to make ''him'' feel better.

This trope isn't usually true in real life, but is sometimes played with strangely. Given that, according to a well known well-known psychological study, fear triggers romantic attraction (presumably when the fear is caused by something present in the environment and not the second person's actions, although some tropes might say otherwise), attending a horror movie might be a particularly good decision for a first date. Also, a [[http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/sfischo/horrormoviesRev2.htm second study]] found that girls and women would often act more scared (either unconsciously or through deliberation) if they watched a movie with a date than they would act if they were watching the same movie alone. It also found that guys would act less scared when watching a movie with a girl than if they were watching it alone.
5th Aug '16 8:06:11 AM DeisTheAlcano
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* This gem from the HalloweenEpisode of ''WesternAnimationGravityFalls'':

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* This gem from the HalloweenEpisode of ''WesternAnimationGravityFalls'':''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'':
12th Jul '16 1:03:53 PM Willbyr
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* Inverted in ''DNAngel'' during the carnival date arc, where Wiz (disguised as Dark and Daisuke) is hauled to a horror movie and then a haunted house by Risa and Riku. The twins thoroughly enjoy themselves. Wiz... [[HilarityEnsues doesn't]].

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* Inverted in ''DNAngel'' ''Manga/DNAngel'' during the carnival date arc, where Wiz (disguised as Dark and Daisuke) is hauled to a horror movie and then a haunted house by Risa and Riku. The twins thoroughly enjoy themselves. Wiz... [[HilarityEnsues doesn't]].



* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' - Yukiho and Makoto get really scared of Iori's ghost stories.

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* ''[[Anime/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER]]'' ''Anime/TheIdolmaster'' - Yukiho and Makoto get really scared of Iori's ghost stories.
29th May '16 9:56:35 PM Willbyr
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* Gets extremely inverted in ''FrankenFran''. The title female character is utterly unfazed by the horror movie she's watching while everyone else runs away screaming and weeping tears of fright. The extreme inversion? The guys running away in fright were monsters themselves.

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* Gets extremely inverted in ''FrankenFran''.''Manga/FrankenFran''. The title female character is utterly unfazed by the horror movie she's watching while everyone else runs away screaming and weeping tears of fright. The extreme inversion? The guys running away in fright were monsters themselves.
22nd Apr '16 2:44:36 AM harostar
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* Inverted in ''Manga/TokyoGhoul''. [[TheCutie Hinami]] loves to watch horror movies, but worries about them being scary and asks the others to watch them with her. But it's [[GentleGiant Banjou]] that ends up screaming and hiding under a blanket in terror. Made even ''more'' ironic by the fact all involved are [[OurGhoulsAreDifferent Ghouls]] being scared watching a Slasher film.
9th Apr '16 7:37:00 PM sorako
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* Ayase in ''MidoriNoHibi'' fakes this to have an excuse to grab Seiji. She even pre-watches the film to know when the best times to be "scared". Unfortunately for her, her four attempts at this were mistimed and she misses.

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* Ayase in ''MidoriNoHibi'' ''Manga/MidoriDays'' fakes this to have an excuse to grab Seiji. She even pre-watches the film to know when the best times to be "scared". Unfortunately for her, her four attempts at this were mistimed and she misses.
16th Mar '16 10:44:22 AM Willbyr
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* Kozue does it to Godai in ''MaisonIkkoku'' as part of her cunning yet innocent plot to ensnare him.
* Inverted in ''UruseiYatsura'' chapter 36: when Ataru and Lum go for a ride on a "horror coaster", Lum actually frightens the "monsters" instead of being frightened by them. Whenever Ataru's paying attention, though, she pretends to be frightened, just to have a reason to cling to him.

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* Kozue does it to Godai in ''MaisonIkkoku'' ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'' as part of her cunning yet innocent plot to ensnare him.
* Inverted in ''UruseiYatsura'' ''Manga/UruseiYatsura'' chapter 36: when Ataru and Lum go for a ride on a "horror coaster", Lum actually frightens the "monsters" instead of being frightened by them. Whenever Ataru's paying attention, though, she pretends to be frightened, just to have a reason to cling to him.



* In ''KimiNiTodoke'' it's both averted and played straight [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Chizuru and Ayane and Sawako]]. The former hates them and latter two like them.

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* In ''KimiNiTodoke'' ''Manga/KimiNiTodoke'' it's both averted and played straight [[TomboyAndGirlyGirl Chizuru and Ayane and Sawako]]. The former hates them and latter two like them.
20th Feb '16 6:26:20 PM Prfnoff
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* Kanu and Chouhi in ''KoihimeMusou'': Sure, they're brave warriors, but present them something scary and they'll run with their tails or cling to Chouun. Which in turn gives Chouun an ImmodestOrgasm.

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* Kanu and Chouhi in ''KoihimeMusou'': ''VisualNovel/KoihimeMusou'': Sure, they're brave warriors, but present them something scary and they'll run with their tails or cling to Chouun. Which in turn gives Chouun an ImmodestOrgasm.
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