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1st Feb '16 6:44:21 PM nombretomado
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* Lucie in ''ATaleOfTwoCities'' is the only thing between her father and solitary-confinement-induced insanity. He soon progresses from needing her ''presence'' to simply needing her ''happiness'', but when Charles falls under the shadow of the guillotine, that kind of backfires.
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* Lucie in ''ATaleOfTwoCities'' ''Literature/ATaleOfTwoCities'' is the only thing between her father and solitary-confinement-induced insanity. He soon progresses from needing her ''presence'' to simply needing her ''happiness'', but when Charles falls under the shadow of the guillotine, that kind of backfires.
31st Jan '16 10:24:38 PM MasterofGalaxies4628
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* {{Deconstructed|Trope}} with Satellite Character 13 in ''Webcomic/DepressionComix''. The [[HeWhoMustNotBeSeen unseen]] depressive's [[ManipulativeBastard manipulations]] and dependence on her leaves her so exhausted that she eventually leaves him. [[spoiler:Some time later, she learns he committed suicide.]]
29th Jan '16 11:18:32 AM WriterGirl2015
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* Kisshu of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' goes [[LoveMakesYouCrazy insane out of love]] for Ichigo when she refuses to love him and stay by his side. When it seems she might get hurt because of him in one episode its enough to break him out of his crazy {{Yandere}} facade.
25th Jan '16 5:23:27 PM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName'': Yuki, to the point that the Zweilts keep saying how much they love him and feels miserable and useless when he is not around.
25th Jan '16 5:21:46 PM WriterGirl2015
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* Yuu and Mika are very much this to [[HoYay each other]] in ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'' and Yuu's past family and current comrades are this to him.
25th Jan '16 9:25:34 AM WriterGirl2015
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* In ''Manga/{{Adekan}}'' Kojiro appears to be a LivingEmotionalCrutch for Shiro with all the HoYay implications attached and Shiro actively allows Kojiro to get close to him most of the time stemming from his DarkAndTroubledPast and as a kid was very close to Anri who served as a LivingEmotionalCrutch for him before Kojiro came into the picture. It's even said outright that since Shiro had his humanity stripped away from him he's learning to be kind and care about people again ever since he got close to Kojiro, given how Kojiro himself is such a kindhearted guy.
17th Jan '16 11:09:59 AM Sapphirea2
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* Rose was this to the Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'' during seasons one and two of the new series. When they were separated the Doctor spent the next season depressed and [[MartyrWithoutACause implicitly suicidal]]. The last time we saw the [[TheWoobie Tenth Doctor]] genuinely happy for any extended period of time was during season two. ** All the companions, to a certain extent. They work as a combination of friendship, a MoralityChain, and helping the Doctor see the beauty of the universe again. In the new series, although he loved Rose, he was just as disappointed when Martha left him, completely devastated when Donna's memory was wiped, and became a virtual recluse when he lost Amy and Rory (not to mention going into pure fury when [[spoiler: Amy was kidnapped]]). Even in the classic series, the death of Adric tore him apart. In fact, the Doctor seems to be dependent on these crutches, but unlike many of the other examples on this page, is doomed to outlive all of them. ** This holds especially true for the Doctor and Lucie Miller after Orbis.
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* Rose was this to the Doctor in ''Series/DoctorWho'' during seasons one in Series 1 and two of the new series.2. When they were separated the Doctor spent the next season depressed and [[MartyrWithoutACause implicitly suicidal]]. The last time we saw the [[TheWoobie Tenth Doctor]] genuinely happy for any extended period of time was during season two. Series 2! ** All the companions, to a certain extent. They work as a combination of friendship, a MoralityChain, and helping the Doctor see the beauty of the universe again. In the new series, although he loved Rose, he was just as disappointed when Martha left him, completely devastated when Donna's memory was wiped, and became a virtual recluse when he lost Amy and Rory (not to mention going into pure fury when [[spoiler: Amy was kidnapped]]). Even in the classic series, the death of Adric tore him apart. In fact, the Doctor seems to be dependent on these crutches, but unlike many of the other examples on this page, is doomed to outlive all of them. them. And this reaches an apex with... ** This Clara Oswald, companion of first the Eleventh and then Twelfth Doctors, over Series 8 and 9. Twelve has NoSocialSkills and is CreepyGood, embodying GoodIsNotNice, PragmaticHero...and HurtingHero. As he does not get on well with most people -- even Clara has trouble with him initially -- his relationship with her is one of the few things that keeps him grounded, and grows stronger after they experience mutual tragedies at the end of Series 8. Now she's using ''him'' as a crutch too. Anyone threatening or harming her will find they've pressed a BerserkButton ''hard''; in Series 9 he openly laments that he has no idea how he'll move on from her when the time comes, even bringing up how much he's already lost. And then comes "Face the Raven", in which she is [[spoiler: Killed Off For Real]]. She knows he will have a '''very''' hard time handling this, and warns him before they're parted not to let this change him. Alas, he doesn't even have a chance to process his anguish before he's dropped into a torture chamber by his enemies, where he spends the episode "Heaven Sent". In the season finale "Hell Bent", he has firmly become a WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds, willing to risk the safety of the universe [[spoiler: to save her, heedless of what she wants]]. In the end, he realizes how badly he's gone astray, and accepts that [[spoiler: they cannot stay together because their relationship is too strong for anyone's health]]. In the end, he even accepts [[spoiler: being Mind Raped and losing most of his memories of her]] in the service of returning to his best self and making a fresh start. The story that follows, "The Husbands of River Song", sees him initially broody and traveling solo, but his actions show how far he's come emotionally thanks to what he's learned from his recent experiences. ** In the ExpandedUniverse Big Finish audios, this trope holds especially true for the Eighth Doctor and Lucie Miller after Orbis."Orbis".
13th Jan '16 5:04:14 AM REV6Pilot
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Whoever wrote most of the A Growing Affection entries apparently didn't know we use italics for works titles.
* In FanFic/AGrowingAffection, Naruto becomes this for Hinata. When he is around (physically or spiritually), she is able to stand up for herself. When he's not, she is almost as much of a ShrinkingViolet doormat was she was at the start of the story.
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* In FanFic/AGrowingAffection, ''FanFic/AGrowingAffection'', Naruto becomes this for Hinata. When he is around (physically or spiritually), she is able to stand up for herself. When he's not, she is almost as much of a ShrinkingViolet doormat was she was at the start of the story.

* [[Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries Mortality]] has this with [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Holmes and Watson,]] since Watson [[TranquilFury is MOST LIKELY pissed]] while interrogating a criminal on his friend's whereabouts, even though his boast is well-frightening as well as passionate, but definitely [[NightMareFuel ruthless]]. He also [[UndyingLoyalty kills Smith]] [[TooDumbToLive when the guy]] [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures Holmes with an inch of his life]] and [[TooDumbToLive gloats over him while he's dying.]]
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* [[Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries Mortality]] ''[[Fanfic/DeliverUsFromEvilSeries Mortality]]'' has this with [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Holmes and Watson,]] Watson]], since Watson [[TranquilFury is MOST LIKELY pissed]] while interrogating a criminal on his friend's whereabouts, even though his boast is well-frightening as well as passionate, but definitely [[NightMareFuel ruthless]]. He also [[UndyingLoyalty kills Smith]] [[TooDumbToLive when the guy]] [[ColdBloodedTorture tortures Holmes with an inch of his life]] and [[TooDumbToLive gloats over him while he's dying.]]

* In the ''LordOfTheRings'' fanfic "[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1663547/1/Lost-in-the-Darkness Lost In The Darkness]]", Aragorn explains to Haldir that he "fear[s] for Frodo's survival" if Sam dies.
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* In the ''LordOfTheRings'' fanfic "[[https://www.''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/1663547/1/Lost-in-the-Darkness Lost In The Darkness]]", Darkness]]'', Aragorn explains to Haldir that he "fear[s] for Frodo's survival" if Sam dies.

* ''FanFic/FirstTrySeries'', Mai Tokai is the emotional crutch to her husband, Renji. In a mission gone wrong, Mai is severely injured, leaving their leader Zabuza to worry that Renji will [[DrivenToSuicide kill himself]] [[DespairEventHorizon if his wife doesn't survive from her injuries.]]
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* ''FanFic/FirstTrySeries'', Mai Tokai is the emotional crutch to her husband, Renji. In a mission gone wrong, Mai is severely injured, leaving their leader Zabuza to worry that Renji will [[DrivenToSuicide kill himself]] [[DespairEventHorizon if his wife doesn't survive from her injuries.]]injuries]].
10th Jan '16 3:44:27 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* In ''VideoGame/Halo4'', the Master Chief gives Cortana hope and the will to fight against her impending insanity/death due to rampancy. [[spoiler: At the end, after her HeroicSacrifice, John-117 reveals that her partnership with him was allowing him to hold onto his humanity.]]
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* In ''VideoGame/Halo4'', ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'', the Master Chief gives Cortana hope and the will to fight against her impending insanity/death due to rampancy. [[spoiler: At the end, after her HeroicSacrifice, John-117 reveals that her partnership with him was allowing him to hold onto his humanity.]]
10th Jan '16 1:23:39 PM WriterGirl2015
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* ''Manga/BetrayalKnowsMyName'': Yuki, to the point that the Zweilts keep saying how much they love him and feels miserable and useless when he is not around.
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