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19th Apr '18 12:57:01 AM LlamaAdventure
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* 2B from ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' forms a close bond with 9S in the middle of their first mission, to the point of not minding pulling a HeroicSacrifice with him (granted, DeathIsCheap for androids, but even then she had no idea if she'd even remember 9S afterwards due to thinking her memories during the mission weren't backed up.) [[spoiler: This is justified later on with the revelation that this was ''far'' from her first mission with 9S. It's just the first one the player is privvy to, and due to 2B being tasked with regularly rewriting 9S' memories, it's the first one that ''he'' remembers.]]

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* 2B from ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' forms a close bond with 9S in the middle of their first mission, to the point of not minding pulling a HeroicSacrifice with him (granted, DeathIsCheap for [=YoRHa=] androids, but even then she had no idea if she'd even remember 9S afterwards due to thinking her memories during the mission weren't backed up.) [[spoiler: This is justified later on with the revelation that this was ''far'' from her first mission with 9S. It's just the first one the player is privvy to, and due to 2B being tasked with regularly rewriting 9S' memories, it's the first one that ''he'' remembers.]]
19th Apr '18 12:56:25 AM LlamaAdventure
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* 2B from ''VideoGame/NierAutomata'' forms a close bond with 9S in the middle of their first mission, to the point of not minding pulling a HeroicSacrifice with him (granted, DeathIsCheap for androids, but even then she had no idea if she'd even remember 9S afterwards due to thinking her memories during the mission weren't backed up.) [[spoiler: This is justified later on with the revelation that this was ''far'' from her first mission with 9S. It's just the first one the player is privvy to, and due to 2B being tasked with regularly rewriting 9S' memories, it's the first one that ''he'' remembers.]]
13th Apr '18 9:36:54 AM Abodos
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' subverts this. Assuming you select the more proactive dialogue options in the opening Great Plateau section, it can seem like [[AmnesiacHero Link]] is perfectly willing to follow the lead of the unfamiliar woman's telepathic voice. But it turns out that he had become good friends with Zelda before losing his memories, and he's so willing to fight for her without them due to AmnesiacResonance.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' subverts this. Assuming you select the more proactive dialogue options in the opening Great Plateau section, it can seem like [[AmnesiacHero Link]] is perfectly willing to follow the lead of the unfamiliar woman's telepathic voice.voice that greets him when he wakes up in the Shrine of Resurrection. But it turns out that he had become good friends with Zelda before losing his memories, and he's so willing to fight for her without them due to AmnesiacResonance.
13th Apr '18 9:35:18 AM Abodos
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* Several games in ''The Legend of Zelda'' series fall under this trope, as they show Link going off on a quest for Princess Zelda after knowing her for only a few minutes or, such as in the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' game, never having met her at all. Although, given that she's his sovereign ruler, it's probably illegal for him ''not'' to quest or something, and if he ever ''did'' say no, [[ButThouMust she'd probably just keep asking him]].

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* Several games in ''The Legend of Zelda'' ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'' series fall under this trope, as they show Link going off on a quest for Princess Zelda after knowing her for only a few minutes or, such as in the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaI'' game, never having met her at all. Although, given that she's his sovereign ruler, it's probably illegal for him ''not'' to quest or something, and if he ever ''did'' say no, [[ButThouMust she'd probably just keep asking him]].


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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' subverts this. Assuming you select the more proactive dialogue options in the opening Great Plateau section, it can seem like [[AmnesiacHero Link]] is perfectly willing to follow the lead of the unfamiliar woman's telepathic voice. But it turns out that he had become good friends with Zelda before losing his memories, and he's so willing to fight for her without them due to AmnesiacResonance.
17th Mar '18 3:21:16 AM Phred
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' plays this a little obviously, as the character involved is literally named Dulcinea.

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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'' plays this a little obviously, as the character involved is literally named Dulcinea. [[spoiler:For bonus points, she's revealed in the finale to be a Tulpa, which means like her namesake, she is imaginary (albeit in a slightly different way)]]
3rd Mar '18 6:37:48 PM Aipom-pom
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* Several games the in ''Legend of Zelda'' series fall under this trope, as they show Link going off on a quest for Princess Zelda after knowing her for only a few minutes or, such as in the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' game, never having met her at all. Although, given that she's his sovereign ruler, it's probably illegal for him ''not'' to quest or something, and if he ever ''did'' say no, [[ButThouMust she'd probably just keep asking him]].

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* Several games the in ''Legend ''The Legend of Zelda'' series fall under this trope, as they show Link going off on a quest for Princess Zelda after knowing her for only a few minutes or, such as in the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' game, never having met her at all. Although, given that she's his sovereign ruler, it's probably illegal for him ''not'' to quest or something, and if he ever ''did'' say no, [[ButThouMust she'd probably just keep asking him]].
2nd Mar '18 2:24:03 PM Aipom-pom
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* Several games the in ''Zelda'' series fall under this trope, as they show Link going off on a quest for Princess Zelda after knowing her for only a few minutes or, such as in the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' game, never having met her at all. Although, given that she's his sovereign ruler, it's probably illegal for him ''not'' to quest or something, and if he ever ''did'' say no, [[ButThouMust she'd probably just keep asking him]].

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* Several games the in ''Zelda'' ''Legend of Zelda'' series fall under this trope, as they show Link going off on a quest for Princess Zelda after knowing her for only a few minutes or, such as in the original ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZelda'' game, never having met her at all. Although, given that she's his sovereign ruler, it's probably illegal for him ''not'' to quest or something, and if he ever ''did'' say no, [[ButThouMust she'd probably just keep asking him]].
7th Dec '17 11:33:40 PM thatother1dude
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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has ChefOfIron and ChivalrousPervert Sanji, who has this trope to the point that he's developed a "damsel-in-distress" sixth sense.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' has ChefOfIron and ''Manga/OnePiece''
** A platonic version is basically why the Straw Hats manage to make waves despite their {{Heroic Neutral}}ity: They fight evil only when it hurts their friends, but consider friends they've just made as worth fighting for. Since villains who aren't targeting the Straw Hats tend to threaten every innocent person in the vicinity, conflict between the two forces is pretty much inevitable.
** Sanji is a
ChivalrousPervert Sanji, who has this trope so willing to the point fight to help any pretty lady he comes across that he's developed a "damsel-in-distress" sixth sense.
13th Nov '17 12:43:22 PM RedScharlach
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* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' parodies this (as one might expect) : Creator/JohnCleese's Sir Lancelot receives a desperate message from someone he believes to be a wrongfully imprisoned girl, and he immediately sets out to free the prisoner. Sprinting (several times) across open fields, he single-handedly assaults and slaughters half the inhabitants of a local castle in the rescue effort, operating under the influence of The Dulcinea Effect. However, the Effect is instantly overcome by the revelation that [[DudeLooksLikeALady the girl is, in fact, a guy]]. A pathetically effeminate guy, but a guy nonetheless. In the stage adapation, ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'', the same thing happens... only it winds up that Herbert becomes Lancelot's love interest anyway.

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* ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' parodies this (as one might expect) : Creator/JohnCleese's Sir Lancelot receives a desperate message from someone he believes to be a wrongfully imprisoned girl, and he immediately sets out to free the prisoner. Sprinting (several times) across open fields, he single-handedly assaults and slaughters half the inhabitants of a local castle in the rescue effort, operating under the influence of The Dulcinea Effect. However, the Effect is instantly overcome by the revelation that [[DudeLooksLikeALady the girl is, in fact, a guy]]. A pathetically effeminate guy, but a guy nonetheless. In the stage adapation, adaptation, ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'', the same thing happens... only it winds up that Herbert becomes Lancelot's love interest anyway.



-->'''Coal''': ''So I. . . had to save her.''

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-->'''Coal''': ''So I. . .I... had to save her.''



-->'''Coal''': ''Because. . . she was calling for help. She wanted to live.''

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-->'''Coal''': ''Because. . .''Because... she was calling for help. She wanted to live.''
10th Nov '17 5:32:43 AM Neosonic97
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* This trope is {{deconstructed|Trope}} in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' with the character Emiya Shirou, who is a deeply damaged individual who is ''incapable'' of valuing the lives of other people before his own.

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* This trope is {{deconstructed|Trope}} in ''VisualNovel/FateStayNight'' with the character Emiya Shirou, who is a deeply damaged individual who is ''incapable'' of valuing the lives of other people before his own.own life above those of others.
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