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23rd May '17 2:56:08 AM bt8257
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The Living Emotional Crutch is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. This person, let's call her Alice,[[note]]though gender is irrelevant to this trope[[/note]] provides a troubled character, let's call him Bob, with the [[ThePowerOfLove emotional]], [[ThePowerOfTrust psychological]], and/or [[ThePowerOfFriendship moral support]] to function. Sometimes to function ''[[CloudcuckoolandersMinder at all]]''. She might be [[FriendlessBackground his first]] [[TrueCompanions good friend]], a LoveInterest, a psychiatrist/priest [[TheConfidant Confidant]], or a full-blown [[TheCaretaker Caretaker]] to Bob, serving as a MoralityChain or KidWithTheLeash to rein in Bob's darker tendencies, deliver pep talks and administer {{Cooldown Hug}}s.

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The Living Emotional Crutch is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. This person, let's call her Alice,[[note]]though gender is irrelevant to this trope[[/note]] provides a troubled character, let's call him Bob, with the [[ThePowerOfLove emotional]], [[ThePowerOfTrust psychological]], and/or [[ThePowerOfFriendship moral support]] to function. Sometimes to function ''[[CloudcuckoolandersMinder at all]]''. She might be [[FriendlessBackground his first]] [[TrueCompanions good friend]], a LoveInterest, a psychiatrist/priest [[TheConfidant Confidant]], or a full-blown [[TheCaretaker Caretaker]] to Bob, serving as a MoralityChain or KidWithTheLeash to rein in Bob's darker tendencies, deliver pep talks and administer {{Cooldown Hug}}s.
a CooldownHug.
22nd May '17 8:36:39 PM Smughipster
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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/Persona'' becomes one to [[spoiler:Futaba after the team rescues her and her confidant starts; to the point that she even refers to him as her "Key Item" early on. Justified, as she's a recovering agoraphobic with severe PTSD.]]

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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/Persona'' ''VideoGame/Persona5'' becomes one to [[spoiler:Futaba after the team rescues her and her confidant starts; to the point that she even refers to him as her "Key Item" early on. Justified, as she's a recovering agoraphobic with severe PTSD.]]
22nd May '17 8:34:49 PM Smughipster
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* The protagonist of ''VideoGame/Persona'' becomes one to [[spoiler:Futaba after the team rescues her and her confidant starts; to the point that she even refers to him as her "Key Item" early on. Justified, as she's a recovering agoraphobic with severe PTSD.]]
14th May '17 12:02:36 PM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/LesMiserables'', Cosette is this to Jean Valjean. She's his only source of love and happiness, and when he's separated from her at the end of the novel he wastes away and dies of grief.

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* In ''Literature/LesMiserables'', Cosette is this to Jean Valjean. She's his only source of love and happiness, and when he's separated from her at the end of the novel novel, he wastes away and dies of grief.grief.
* In ''Literature/TheMachineriesOfEmpire'', while not technically ''living'', Jedao seems to have taken it upon himself to keep Cheris mentally stable in face of WarIsHell, and pulls her out from the edge of a mental breakdown several times.
14th May '17 11:08:03 AM mouschilight
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** Itachi being the Living Emotional Crutch for Sasuke with Sasuke not realizing it until [[spoiler: Itachi dies and Sasuke learns that Itachi had done everything to protect him in an HORRIBLY convoluted way; he then goes mad with grief]] and has a huge moment of SanitySlippage.

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** Itachi being the Living Emotional Crutch was this for Sasuke Sasuke, with Sasuke not realizing it until [[spoiler: Itachi dies and Sasuke learns that Itachi had done everything to protect him in an HORRIBLY convoluted way; he then goes mad with grief]] and has a huge moment of SanitySlippage.
14th May '17 10:57:22 AM mouschilight
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** Naruto and Hinata. Both characters with self-esteem issues helped out each other during the darkest of times in their lives. Naruto's determination inspired Hinata to never give up on herself, while Hinata gently encouraged Naruto during his moments of despair. Naruto's emotional dependency on Hinata first became apparent during the Invasion of Pain arc. Along with still reeling from his master Jiraiya's death, Naruto has just seen his village completely demolished, confirmed that his sensei Kakashi is dead, and just saw his frog-sensei get killed in front of him, and yet he still maintains control of his emotions. But as soon as he is ForcedToWatch Pain almost fatally stab her with one of his chakra rods, right after [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove she sincerely confessed her love to him]], Naruto crosses the DespairEventHorizon, [[DarkestHour completely loses his will to live]], and [[FromBadToWorse nearly releases the Nine-Tails]].

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** Naruto and Hinata. Both characters with self-esteem issues helped out each other during the darkest of times in their lives. Naruto's determination inspired Hinata to never give up on herself, while Hinata gently encouraged Naruto during his moments of despair. Naruto's emotional dependency on Hinata first became apparent during the Invasion of Pain arc. Along with still reeling from his master Jiraiya's death, Naruto has just seen his village completely demolished, confirmed that his sensei Kakashi is dead, and just saw his frog-sensei get killed in front of him, and yet he still maintains control of his emotions. But as soon as he is ForcedToWatch Pain almost fatally stab her Hinata with one of his chakra rods, right after [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove she sincerely confessed her love to him]], Naruto crosses the DespairEventHorizon, [[DarkestHour completely loses his will to live]], and [[FromBadToWorse nearly releases the Nine-Tails]].



*** After Hinata [[spoiler:"rejects" Naruto's first LoveConfession in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', our {{Determinator}} found himself in a deep depression for three days, even coming very close to ''giving up on everything''. A pep talk from [[ShipperOnDeck Sakura]] regarding the depths and unwavering nature of Hinata's love for him snaps him out of it and gives him a HeroicSecondWind. After the FinalBattle, the two finally become a couple, get HappilyMarried, and start a family]].

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*** After Hinata [[spoiler:"rejects" [[spoiler:[[BreakHisHeartToSaveHim "rejects"]] Naruto's first LoveConfession in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', our {{Determinator}} found himself in a deep depression for three days, even coming very close to ''giving up on everything''. A pep talk from [[ShipperOnDeck Sakura]] regarding the depths and unwavering nature of Hinata's love for him snaps him out of it and gives him a HeroicSecondWind. After the FinalBattle, the two finally become a couple, get HappilyMarried, and start a family]].
10th May '17 9:11:48 PM mouschilight
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--->'''Naruto:''' When Pain struck Hinata I was so mad, so full of rage, my heart ''instantly'' connected with the Nine-Tails' will.

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--->'''Naruto:''' When Pain struck Hinata I was so mad, so full of rage, my heart ''instantly'' connected with the Nine-Tails' Kyuubi's will.
10th May '17 8:55:16 PM mouschilight
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*** After Hinata's [[spoiler:apparent rejection to Naruto's first LoveConfession in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', our {{Determinator}} found himself in a deep depression for three days, even coming close to ''giving up on saving the world''. A pep talk from [[ShipperOnDeck Sakura]] regarding the depths and unwavering nature of Hinata's love for him snaps him out of it and gives him a HeroicSecondWind. After the FinalBattle in the movie, the two finally become a couple, get HappilyMarried, and start a family.]]

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*** After Hinata's [[spoiler:apparent rejection to Hinata [[spoiler:"rejects" Naruto's first LoveConfession in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', our {{Determinator}} found himself in a deep depression for three days, even coming very close to ''giving up on saving the world''.everything''. A pep talk from [[ShipperOnDeck Sakura]] regarding the depths and unwavering nature of Hinata's love for him snaps him out of it and gives him a HeroicSecondWind. After the FinalBattle in the movie, FinalBattle, the two finally become a couple, get HappilyMarried, and start a family.]]family]].
9th May '17 8:22:25 PM mouschilight
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** Naruto and Hinata. Both characters with self-esteem issues helped out each other during the darkest of times in their lives. Naruto's determination inspired Hinata to never give up on herself, while Hinata gently encouraged Naruto during his moments of despair. After Hinata's [[spoiler:apparent rejection to Naruto's first LoveConfession in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', our {{Determinator}} found himself in a deep depression for three days, even coming close to ''giving up on saving the world''. A pep talk from [[ShipperOnDeck Sakura]] regarding the depths and unwavering nature of Hinata's love for him snaps him out of it and gives him a HeroicSecondWind. After the FinalBattle in the movie, the two finally become a couple, get HappilyMarried, and start a family.]] Naruto's emotional dependency on Hinata first became apparent during the Invasion of Pain arc. Along with still reeling from his master Jiraiya's death, Naruto has just seen his village completely demolished, confirmed that his sensei Kakashi is dead, and just saw his frog-sensei get killed in front of him, and yet he still maintains control of his emotions. But as soon as he is ForcedToWatch Pain almost fatally stab her with one of his chakra rods, right after [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove she sincerely confessed her love to him]], Naruto crosses the DespairEventHorizon, [[DarkestHour completely loses his will to live]], and [[FromBadToWorse nearly releases the Nine-Tails]].

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** Naruto and Hinata. Both characters with self-esteem issues helped out each other during the darkest of times in their lives. Naruto's determination inspired Hinata to never give up on herself, while Hinata gently encouraged Naruto during his moments of despair. After Hinata's [[spoiler:apparent rejection to Naruto's first LoveConfession in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', our {{Determinator}} found himself in a deep depression for three days, even coming close to ''giving up on saving the world''. A pep talk from [[ShipperOnDeck Sakura]] regarding the depths and unwavering nature of Hinata's love for him snaps him out of it and gives him a HeroicSecondWind. After the FinalBattle in the movie, the two finally become a couple, get HappilyMarried, and start a family.]] Naruto's emotional dependency on Hinata first became apparent during the Invasion of Pain arc. Along with still reeling from his master Jiraiya's death, Naruto has just seen his village completely demolished, confirmed that his sensei Kakashi is dead, and just saw his frog-sensei get killed in front of him, and yet he still maintains control of his emotions. But as soon as he is ForcedToWatch Pain almost fatally stab her with one of his chakra rods, right after [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove she sincerely confessed her love to him]], Naruto crosses the DespairEventHorizon, [[DarkestHour completely loses his will to live]], and [[FromBadToWorse nearly releases the Nine-Tails]].


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*** After Hinata's [[spoiler:apparent rejection to Naruto's first LoveConfession in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', our {{Determinator}} found himself in a deep depression for three days, even coming close to ''giving up on saving the world''. A pep talk from [[ShipperOnDeck Sakura]] regarding the depths and unwavering nature of Hinata's love for him snaps him out of it and gives him a HeroicSecondWind. After the FinalBattle in the movie, the two finally become a couple, get HappilyMarried, and start a family.]]
9th May '17 8:20:00 PM mouschilight
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** Naruto and Hinata. Both characters with self-esteem issues helped out each other during the darkest of times in their lives. Naruto's determination inspired Hinata to never give up on herself, while Hinata gently encouraged Naruto during his moments of despair. After Hinata's [[spoiler:apparent rejection to Naruto's first LoveConfession in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', our {{Determinator}} found himself in a deep depression for three days, even coming close to ''giving up on saving the world''. A pep talk from [[ShipperOnDeck Sakura]] regarding the depths and unwavering nature of Hinata's love for him snaps him out of it and gives him a HeroicSecondWind. After the FinalBattle in the movie, the two finally become a couple, get HappilyMarried, and start a family.]] Hinata's status as his LivingEmotionalCrutch first became apparent during the Invasion of Pain arc. Along with still reeling from his master Jiraiya's death, Naruto has just seen his village completely demolished, confirmed that his sensei Kakashi is dead, and just saw his frog-sensei get killed in front of him, and yet he still maintains control of his emotions. But as soon as he is ForcedToWatch Pain almost fatally stab her with one of his chakra rods, right after [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove she sincerely confessed her love to him]], Naruto crosses the DespairEventHorizon, [[DarkestHour completely loses his will to live]], and [[FromBadToWorse nearly releases the Nine-Tails]].

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** Naruto and Hinata. Both characters with self-esteem issues helped out each other during the darkest of times in their lives. Naruto's determination inspired Hinata to never give up on herself, while Hinata gently encouraged Naruto during his moments of despair. After Hinata's [[spoiler:apparent rejection to Naruto's first LoveConfession in ''Anime/TheLastNarutoTheMovie'', our {{Determinator}} found himself in a deep depression for three days, even coming close to ''giving up on saving the world''. A pep talk from [[ShipperOnDeck Sakura]] regarding the depths and unwavering nature of Hinata's love for him snaps him out of it and gives him a HeroicSecondWind. After the FinalBattle in the movie, the two finally become a couple, get HappilyMarried, and start a family.]] Hinata's status as his LivingEmotionalCrutch Naruto's emotional dependency on Hinata first became apparent during the Invasion of Pain arc. Along with still reeling from his master Jiraiya's death, Naruto has just seen his village completely demolished, confirmed that his sensei Kakashi is dead, and just saw his frog-sensei get killed in front of him, and yet he still maintains control of his emotions. But as soon as he is ForcedToWatch Pain almost fatally stab her with one of his chakra rods, right after [[AnguishedDeclarationOfLove she sincerely confessed her love to him]], Naruto crosses the DespairEventHorizon, [[DarkestHour completely loses his will to live]], and [[FromBadToWorse nearly releases the Nine-Tails]].
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