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23rd Apr '18 10:35:34 AM MasterFuzzy
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Essentially, a form of RelationshipUpgrade that tends to happen very early on in the RomanceArc, if not start it entirely. RescueRomance, RescueIntroduction and ReturningTheHandkerchief are particularly common types of Samaritan Relationship Starter.

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Essentially, a form of RelationshipUpgrade that tends to happen very early on in the RomanceArc, if not start it entirely. RescueRomance, RescueIntroduction and ReturningTheHandkerchief are particularly common types of Samaritan Relationship Starter. A related trope is SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan, where one character is attracted to another because (s)he's usually like this.
30th Mar '18 8:35:23 PM Give1Take2
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* ''Literature/AgnesGrey'': While Agnes hears a lot of good things about Mr Weston (a new clergyman at her church), the first time she really meets him is just after he rescues an elderly widow's cat from getting shot by the local lord's gameskeeper. He stumbled upon said cat because he was on his way to visit said widow to read the bible to her to lift her spirits since she's been in poor health and worries about her immortal soul. This is, incidentally, when Agnes first starts developing feelings for him.
14th Jan '18 1:57:05 AM JackG
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Essentially, a form of RelationshipUpgrade that tends to happen very early on in the RomanceArc, if not start it entirely. RescueRomance and ReturningTheHandkerchief are particularly common types of Samaritan Relationship Starter.

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Essentially, a form of RelationshipUpgrade that tends to happen very early on in the RomanceArc, if not start it entirely. RescueRomance RescueRomance, RescueIntroduction and ReturningTheHandkerchief are particularly common types of Samaritan Relationship Starter.
11th Jan '18 2:12:27 PM sorako
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* Prior to the start of ''Manga/{{Horimiya}}'', Hori only saw Miyamura as that gloomy looking long-haired guy in her class who kept to himself, always wore long sleeves, and was probably an otaku. Then he ended up helping her little brother when the latter was injured. Downplayed in that this simply led to the two of them becoming friends. The actual romance didn't come until later.



* Prior to the start of ''Manga/{{Horimiya}}'', Hori only saw Miyamura as that gloomy looking long-haired guy in her class who kept to himself, always wore long sleeves, and was probably an otaku. Then he ended up helping her little brother when the latter was injured. Downplayed in that this simply led to the two of them becoming friends. The actual romance didn't come until later.

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* Prior to the start of ''Manga/{{Horimiya}}'', Hori only saw Miyamura as that gloomy looking long-haired guy in her class who kept to himself, always wore long sleeves, and was probably an otaku. Then he ended up helping her little brother when the latter was injured. Downplayed in that this simply led to the two of them becoming friends. The actual romance didn't come until later.
18th Nov '17 3:49:16 AM Mei-may
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* In VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition's ''FanFic/WalkingInCircles'', Solas and Evelyn’s first interactions is her willing to be hit to keep his pendant safe. But it takes him to see her protecting an elven child and, once again, risking herself to keep him safe from his own mistake that he truly notices and develops affection for her, and much longer than that for him to actually see her as a true person with full emotional capability.
28th Oct '17 5:27:29 PM Nevermore2002
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* In the ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' mod ''The Aielund Saga'', Criosa really starts to consider the male player character in this manner if you take the heroic dialogue options when helping out the dwarves at the start of chapter 3.

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* In the ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' mod ''The ''[[VideoGame/TheAielundSaga The Aielund Saga'', Saga]]'', Criosa really starts to consider the male player character in this manner if you take the heroic dialogue options when helping out the dwarves at the start of chapter 3.
28th Oct '17 12:36:54 PM OlmoJV
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* In ''FanFic/TheVow'', Lord [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Shen]] and Lady [[DefrostingIceQueen Lianne]] start off on poor terms and for improvement to begin, it requires for her to openly defend him against slander said about his appearance and genetic health. This — along with the realization of how lonely she feels — makes him apologize for his behavior with an ApologyGift she can accept.

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* In ''FanFic/TheVow'', ''Fanfic/TheVow'', Lord [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Shen]] and Lady [[DefrostingIceQueen Lianne]] start off on poor terms and for improvement to begin, it requires for her to openly defend him against slander said about his appearance and genetic health. This — along with the realization of how lonely she feels — makes him apologize for his behavior with an ApologyGift she can accept.
19th Sep '17 10:31:24 PM Gamermaster
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* Prior to the start of ''Manga/{{Horimiya}}'', Hori only saw Miyamura as that gloomy looking long-haired guy in her class who kept to himself, always wore long sleeves, and was probably an otaku. Then he ended up helping her little brother when the latter was injured. Downplayed in that this simply led to the two of them becoming friends. The actual romance didn't come until later.
18th Jun '17 8:59:35 PM LadyNorbert
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So AliceAndBob don't know each other yet, or Alice regards Bob with either indifference or dislike. But then, she witnesses him committing -- or becomes the recipient of -- some [[PetTheDog single act of kindness]] (rescuing someone from bullies, stopping to help someone with errands, etc.) that makes her think "maybe he's not so bad after all", causes her to develop a blossoming crush on him, or otherwise shoehorns the two towards a romantic relationship.

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So AliceAndBob don't know each other yet, or Alice regards Bob with either indifference or dislike. But then, she witnesses him committing -- or becomes the recipient of -- some [[PetTheDog single act of kindness]] (rescuing someone from bullies, stopping to help someone with errands, etc.) that makes her think "maybe he's not so bad after all", all." This causes her to develop a blossoming crush on him, or otherwise shoehorns the two towards a romantic relationship.



* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' - When the Beast fights off wolves to save Belle, she takes a second look at him. The musical number ''Something There'', quoted at the top of the page, is a FallingInLoveMontage in which Belle realizes this.
* ''Film/GoodDick'' - The main character's relationship starts this way.
* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' - Phoebus is attracted to Esmerelda from the get-go (as is basically every main character), but once he sees her stand up to Frollo and his guards to protect Quasimodo, it's definite. Esmerelda initially sees ''him'' as just another one of Frollo's mooks, but that changes for similar reasons.

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* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'' - ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'': When the Beast fights off wolves to save Belle, she takes a second look at him. The musical number ''Something There'', "Something There," quoted at the top of the page, is a FallingInLoveMontage in which Belle realizes this.
* ''Film/GoodDick'' - ''Film/GoodDick'': The main character's relationship starts this way.
* ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' - ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'': Phoebus is attracted to Esmerelda from the get-go (as is basically every main character), but once he sees her stand up to Frollo and his guards to protect Quasimodo, it's definite. Esmerelda initially sees ''him'' as just another one of Frollo's mooks, but that changes for similar reasons.



* Deliciously played with in ''Film/RedEye'', which sort-of resembles a romantic comedy in the very beginning, before turning all creepy.
* ''Film/SilverLiningsPlaybook'' - Tiffany is touched when she overhears Pat standing up for her in a conversation with one of her former coworkers.

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* Deliciously played with in ''Film/RedEye'', which sort-of sort of resembles a romantic comedy in the very beginning, before turning all creepy.
* ''Film/SilverLiningsPlaybook'' - ''Film/SilverLiningsPlaybook'': Tiffany is touched when she overhears Pat standing up for her in a conversation with one of her former coworkers.



* This is what kickstarts the WillTheyOrWontThey for Barney and Robin in Series/HowIMetYourMother, when Barney comforts Robin after she is dumped by a jerk boyfriend. They end up sleeping together, which leads to Barney realising he is in love with Robin.

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* This is what kickstarts the WillTheyOrWontThey for Barney and Robin in Series/HowIMetYourMother, ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', when Barney comforts Robin after she is dumped by a jerk boyfriend. They end up sleeping together, which leads to Barney realising he is in love with Robin.



* In the VideoGame/NeverwinterNights mod The Aielund Saga, Criosa really starts to consider the male player character in this manner if you take the heroic dialogue options when helping out the dwarves at the start of chapter 3.

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* In the VideoGame/NeverwinterNights ''VideoGame/NeverwinterNights'' mod The ''The Aielund Saga, Saga'', Criosa really starts to consider the male player character in this manner if you take the heroic dialogue options when helping out the dwarves at the start of chapter 3.
* A non-romantic example: in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', Hawke meets his/her lifelong best friend Varric when the dwarf apprehends a pickpocket who has stolen Hawke's money pouch. It's later clarified that Varric knew who Hawke was (thanks to their reputation) and had specifically intended to meet them, but the pickpocketing gave him an unusual way to introduce himself.
21st May '17 11:27:43 PM Gamermaster
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* [[FilleFatale Larisa's]] relationship with [[GiveGeeksAChance Landon]] in ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'' was kicked off when he helped her pass a math test.
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