History PlayingWith / TheDulcineaEffect

14th Jul '17 7:09:47 PM ectostar
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* '''Straight''': Mark meets Natalie and [[LoveAtFirstSight immediately falls hard for her]], deciding that he'll do anything to protect her.

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* '''Straight''': Mark Bob meets Natalie Alice and [[LoveAtFirstSight immediately falls hard for her]], deciding that he'll do anything to protect her.



** Mark does this with every pretty girl he meets.
** Mark falls in LoveBeforeFirstSight.
* '''Downplayed''': Natalie is one of the girls from Mark's village. After he protects her as a knight, he finds he's attracted to her.

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** Mark Bob does this with every pretty girl he meets.
** Mark Bob falls in LoveBeforeFirstSight.
* '''Downplayed''': Natalie Alice is one of the girls from Mark's Bob's village. After he protects her as a knight, he finds he's attracted to her.



** Natalie is some sort of celebrity, and Mark is one of TheKnightsWhoSaySquee.
** Mark only acts as Natalie's knight because of a reward.
** Natalie is the daughter of a very powerful king, so Mark decides to get on her good side in order to gain the sovereign's favor.
** Mark is a bodyguard android. When Natalie reactivated it, (either intentionally or not) his guardian mode did so with him, and it dictates he must protect whoever set him on-line.
** Mark was raised to treat women with the highest respect so it feels natural to him.
** Mark feels attraction for women because they are beautiful and he feels compassion for those in {{d|amselInDistress}}istress because he is a NiceGuy. Natalie is both a woman and in distress; what more need be said?
** Mark was assigned to be Natalie's bodyguard by her relatives and they didn't expect a BodyguardCrush.

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** Natalie Alice is some sort of celebrity, and Mark Bob is one of TheKnightsWhoSaySquee.
** Mark Bob only acts as Natalie's Alice's knight because of a reward.
** Natalie Alice is the daughter of a very powerful king, so Mark Bob decides to get on her good side in order to gain the sovereign's favor.
** Mark Bob is a bodyguard android. When Natalie Alice reactivated it, (either intentionally or not) his guardian mode did so with him, and it dictates he must protect whoever set him on-line.
** Mark Bob was raised to treat women with the highest respect so it feels natural to him.
** Mark Bob feels attraction for women because they are beautiful and he feels compassion for those in {{d|amselInDistress}}istress because he is a NiceGuy. Natalie Alice is both a woman and in distress; what more need be said?
** Mark Bob was assigned to be Natalie's Alice's bodyguard by her relatives and they didn't expect a BodyguardCrush.



** [[HateAtFirstSight Mark is antagonistic to Natalie even though they just met.]]
** When Mark attempts to help Natalie, he [[EpicFail fails miserably]] but his efforts steal Natalie's heart, and she swears to protect him.
** Natilie is a Fairy Maiden and has Mark under a spell.
** Natalie the warrior woman sees Mark, and he reminds her so much of her dead little brother that she is willing to lay down her life to protect him.
* '''Subverted''': It seems Mark is about to defend Natalie, but she makes a bad first impression on him, snapping at him and driving him off.

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** [[HateAtFirstSight Mark Bob is antagonistic to Natalie Alice even though they just met.]]
met]].
** When Mark Bob attempts to help Natalie, Alice, he [[EpicFail fails miserably]] but his efforts steal Natalie's Alice's heart, and she swears to protect him.
** Natilie is a Fairy Maiden and has Mark Bob under a spell.
** Natalie Alice the warrior woman sees Mark, Bob, and he reminds her so much of her dead little brother that she is willing to lay down her life to protect him.
* '''Subverted''': It seems Mark Bob is about to defend Natalie, Alice, but she makes a bad first impression on him, snapping at him and driving him off.



* '''Zig Zagged''': Mark meets Natalie, who makes a bad first impression by being snappy and surly. Mark gets snappish back, but ends up helping her out, because she's in serious trouble with TheEmpire and helping her coincides neatly with his interests. His friends suspect there's something more to it, but he denies it all. After they help her out, Natalie joins up, and it's eventually revealed that [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther they've fallen for each other after all]]... but it's left ambiguous whether or not it was LoveAtFirstSight.
* '''Averted''': Mark doesn't help Natalie because they have just met.
* '''Enforced''': The executives thought Mark needed a love interest, so they introduced Natalie.

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* '''Zig Zagged''': Mark Bob meets Natalie, Alice, who makes a bad first impression by being snappy and surly. Mark Bob gets snappish back, but ends up helping her out, because she's in serious trouble with TheEmpire and helping her coincides neatly with his interests. His friends suspect there's something more to it, but he denies it all. After they help her out, Natalie Alice joins up, and it's eventually revealed that [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther they've fallen for each other after all]]... but it's left ambiguous whether or not it was LoveAtFirstSight.
* '''Averted''': Mark Bob doesn't help Natalie Alice because they have just met.
* '''Enforced''': The executives thought Mark Bob needed a love interest, so they introduced Natalie.Alice.



* '''Invoked''': Mark wants to become an AscendedFanboy so he looks for a girl worthy of championing.
* '''Exploited''': Aware of Mark's tendencies, Natalie plays DecoyDamsel in order to get him to play right into her hands.
* '''Defied''': In an effort to keep Mark to herself, Natalie tells Mark about all of Olivia's personality flaws before she introduces them.

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* '''Invoked''': Mark Bob wants to become an AscendedFanboy so he looks for a girl worthy of championing.
* '''Exploited''': Aware of Mark's Bob's tendencies, Natalie Alice plays DecoyDamsel in order to get him to play right into her hands.
* '''Defied''': In an effort to keep Mark Bob to herself, Natalie Alice tells Mark Bob about all of Olivia's personality flaws before she introduces them.



** Mark makes a snap judgment that Natalie must be as nice as she looks, only to either be disappointed by her human flaws or ignore them entirely in favor of some idealized image. Natalie's irritated at having some stranger declare himself her protector, but decides to [[DecoyDamsel take advantage of his kindness]] anyway.
** Mark only acts as Natalie's knight because he's hoping he'll get laid for it.

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** Mark Bob makes a snap judgment that Natalie Alice must be as nice as she looks, only to either be disappointed by her human flaws or ignore them entirely in favor of some idealized image. Natalie's Alice's irritated at having some stranger declare himself her protector, but decides to [[DecoyDamsel take advantage of his kindness]] anyway.
** Mark Bob only acts as Natalie's Alice's knight because he's hoping he'll get laid for it.



** Mark immediately falls for Natalie, and is willing to accept all of her flaws. Over time, he helps her overcome them and she becomes worthy of his devotion.
** Mark only acts as Natalie's knight because he's DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Mark's a bumbling NiceGuy who keeps falling all over himself trying to impress Natalie, with little obvious success (at least, to ''him''; it's made clear to the audience that Natalie is falling just as hard for him, but is also in serious denial).
* '''Played For Drama''': Natalie is horrified by Mark's decision to fight for her, as she's already having difficulty dealing with TheEmpire and doesn't want to draw any further attention to herself. Plus, the empire has powerful [[{{Mooks}} soldiers]], and Mark's just one man; he could wind up getting killed...! Or getting them both killed...!

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** Mark Bob immediately falls for Natalie, Alice, and is willing to accept all of her flaws. Over time, he helps her overcome them and she becomes worthy of his devotion.
** Mark Bob only acts as Natalie's Alice's knight because he's DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Mark's Bob's a bumbling NiceGuy who keeps falling all over himself trying to impress Natalie, Alice, with little obvious success (at least, to ''him''; it's made clear to the audience that Natalie Alice is falling just as hard for him, but is also in serious denial).
* '''Played For Drama''': Natalie Alice is horrified by Mark's Bob's decision to fight for her, as she's already having difficulty dealing with TheEmpire and doesn't want to draw any further attention to herself. Plus, the empire has powerful [[{{Mooks}} soldiers]], and Mark's Bob's just one man; he could wind up getting killed...! Or getting them both killed...!



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26th Aug '15 10:12:45 AM ChaoticNovelist
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** Mark naturally feels attraction for women because they are beautiful and he naturally feels compassion for those in {{d|amselInDistress}}istress because he is a NiceGuy. Natalie is both a woman and in distress; what more need be said?

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** Mark naturally feels attraction for women because they are beautiful and he naturally feels compassion for those in {{d|amselInDistress}}istress because he is a NiceGuy. Natalie is both a woman and in distress; what more need be said?



* '''Discussed''': "Greetings, milday. By [[TheOrder The Order of Chivalric Tropers]], I will be your champion from now on."

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* '''Discussed''': "Greetings, milday.milady. By [[TheOrder The Order of Chivalric Tropers]], I will be your champion from now on."
9th Jul '15 6:33:35 AM ChaoticNovelist
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'''Basic Trope''': TheHero becomes The Champion of a girl he just met.
* '''Straight''': Mark meets Natalie and [[LoveAtFirstSight immediately falls hard for her]], deciding that he'll do anything to please her.

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'''Basic Trope''': TheHero becomes The Champion TheChampion of a girl he just met.
* '''Straight''': Mark meets Natalie and [[LoveAtFirstSight immediately falls hard for her]], deciding that he'll do anything to please protect her.



** Mark only acts as Natalie's knight because he's hoping he'll get laid for it.

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** Mark only acts as Natalie's knight because he's hoping he'll get laid for it.of a reward.



** Mark is a bodyguard android. When Natalie reactivated it, (either intentionally or not) his guardian mode did so with him, and it dictates he must protect whoever set him back on-line.

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** Mark is a bodyguard android. When Natalie reactivated it, (either intentionally or not) his guardian mode did so with him, and it dictates he must protect whoever set him back on-line.



** Mark naturally feels attraction for women because they are beautiful and sexy and he is a Manly Man. Mark naturally feels compassion for those in {{d|amselInDistress}}istress because he is a NiceGuy. Natalie is both a woman and in distress; what more need be said?

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** Mark naturally feels attraction for women because they are beautiful and sexy and he is a Manly Man. Mark naturally feels compassion for those in {{d|amselInDistress}}istress because he is a NiceGuy. Natalie is both a woman and in distress; what more need be said?



* '''Enforced''': The executives thought Mark needed a love interest, so they introduced [[TokenRomance Natalie]].

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* '''Enforced''': The executives thought Mark needed a love interest, so they introduced [[TokenRomance Natalie]].Natalie.



* '''Discussed''': "Greetings, sir knight. Please don't swear undying love for me, it happens every time and it gets old."

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* '''Discussed''': "Greetings, sir knight. Please don't swear undying love for me, it happens every time and it gets old."milday. By [[TheOrder The Order of Chivalric Tropers]], I will be your champion from now on."
13th May '15 2:36:18 PM Sharysa
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** Mark was assigned to be Natalie's bodyguard by her relatives and they didn't expect a BodyguardCrush.
31st Mar '15 11:49:41 AM LionessSabio
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** Natalie the warrior woman sees Mark, and he reminds her so much of her dead little brother that she is willing to lay down her life to protect him.
25th Dec '14 11:27:03 AM Angeldeb82
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** Mark naturally feels attraction for women because they are beautiful and sexy and he is a Manly Man. Mark naturally feels compassion for those in {{distressed|Damsel}} because he is a NiceGuy. Natalie is both a woman and in distress; what more need be said?

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** Mark naturally feels attraction for women because they are beautiful and sexy and he is a Manly Man. Mark naturally feels compassion for those in {{distressed|Damsel}} {{d|amselInDistress}}istress because he is a NiceGuy. Natalie is both a woman and in distress; what more need be said?



%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': ???

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%%* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': '''Intended Audience Reaction''': ???
23rd Nov '13 9:30:29 PM Trogdor
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** Mark is antagonistic to Natalie even though they just met.

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** [[HateAtFirstSight Mark is antagonistic to Natalie even though they just met.]]
24th Jul '13 3:09:59 PM VPhantom
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** Mark naturally feels attraction for women because they are beautiful and sexy and he is a Manly Man. Mark naturally feels compassion for those in [[DistressedDamsel Distress]] because he is a NiceGuy. Natalie is both a woman and in destress; what more need be said?

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** Mark naturally feels attraction for women because they are beautiful and sexy and he is a Manly Man. Mark naturally feels compassion for those in [[DistressedDamsel Distress]] {{distressed|Damsel}} because he is a NiceGuy. Natalie is both a woman and in destress; distress; what more need be said?



** Natilie is a Fairy Maiden and has mark under a spell.

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** Natilie is a Fairy Maiden and has mark Mark under a spell.
24th Jul '13 12:27:15 PM jatay3
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** Natilie is a Fairy Maiden and has mark under a spell.
24th Jul '13 12:25:36 PM jatay3
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** Mark naturally feels attraction for women because they are beautiful and sexy and he is a Manly Man. Mark naturally feels compassion for those in [[DistressedDamsel Distress]] because he is a NiceGuy. Natalie is both a woman and in destress; what more need be said?
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