Created By: Tal63January 18, 2013 Last Edited By: Tal63April 15, 2013
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Red Cheeks

A character gets slapped or gets a particularly nasty spanking

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A character gets their cheek(s) slapped. If they get slapped across the face, there will be a noticeable red hand print. This sometimes happens to a character when they get a spanking, but usually their entire butt will glow red.

It may be a case of Amusing Injuries.

Not to be confused with Luminescent Blush or High Pressure Emotion.

This is actually somewhat Truth In Television but you'll have to hit someone hard enough and long enough before they start bruising but still... No Real Life Examples Please

Examples

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
  • In Urusei Yatsura this happens to Ran after her mother spanks her for something Lum did.

  • In K On Yui gets slapped by Azusa after she attempts to kiss her.
[[/folder]] [[folder:Video Games]]
  • Happens to Twinsen in the first Little Big Adventure game; if a white Grobo enemy hits Twinsen with an attack that knocks him unconscious, he'll be captured and a cutscene will play of Dr Funfrock interrogating Twinsen and slapping him across the face leaving a red mark. As you progress further into the game, a different version of the cutscene will play, with Twinsen looking more and more beat up each time.
[[/folder]] [[folder:Western Animation]]
  • This happens twice in one episode of Adventure Time when Finn and Jake slap the Ice King for his behaviour during a montage at his bachelor party.

Avatar The Last Airbender has a variation of this. In second season episode "The Cave of Two Lovers", Sokka slaps his own face so many times it leaves a mark on his forehead. [[/folder]]
Community Feedback Replies: 18
  • March 26, 2013
    Tal63
    Bump
  • March 27, 2013
    Tal63
    This is certainly tropeworthy. I myself gave it three examples and I know there's tons more.
  • March 27, 2013
    Paradisesnake
    Anime And Manga
  • March 27, 2013
    Astaroth
    Probably Needs A Better Name, since a character could have red cheeks as a result of being embarrassed or too hot (well, the cheeks on their face, anyway...)

    • Happens to Twinsen in the first Little Big Adventure game; if a white Grobo enemy hits Twinsen with an attack that knocks him unconscious, he'll be captured and a cutscene will play of Dr Funfrock interrogating Twinsen and slapping him across the face leaving a red mark. As you progress further into the game, a different version of the cutscene will play, with Twinsen looking more and more beat up each time.
  • March 27, 2013
    Paradisesnake
    ^ Yeah, this would probably be in risk for being misused for what Luminescent Blush or High Pressure Emotion are about. Something like Slapped Red, Slap Mark, Cheek Slap or Slap The Cheeks would be a safer option.

    EDIT: Oh, I came up with another example.

    Western Animation
  • March 27, 2013
    Tal63
    Some tropes are like that. That's why it says not to be confused with Luminescent Blush. Besides, people just need to pay attention before adding examples.

    I'll add the other one and the examples.
  • March 27, 2013
    helterskelter
    ^ Except people demonstrably do not check the description if they think they understand it from the title. Your biggest issue will be wicks, not links that check the page.
  • March 27, 2013
    Tal63
    ^Those are people who do not follow guidelines. I'm just saying, just cause people do something doesn't mean they should. They will put in incorrect examples regardless of the name. The best we can do is to give it a good description.
  • March 27, 2013
    Tal63
    I accidentally hit the send button.

    We shouldn't change the name because of people who don't follow guidelines. I happen to like the name.
  • March 27, 2013
    helterskelter
    Except TRS is constantly dealing with this issue. We don't stubbornly refuse to change trope names because people get misled. It affects the wiki positively to make these changes.

    The best you can do is give it a clear name and description. The #1 rule of naming tropes is that they must be clear.
  • March 27, 2013
    xanderiskander
    Well we have Armor Piercing Slap which can played for humor in Accidental Pervert moments, or just completely randomly(and it works for drama too).

    We also have Spank The Cutie (humorous), and Dont Make Me Take My Belt Off for spankings. The latter one is directed more towards boys and usually isn't used for humor (but it can be rarely).

    So really this just seems to be The Same But More. Unless it's only about their cheeks turning red after being slapped. But then I think you need to elaborate the description, more with instances on how it happens in a way that's not the same as those slap tropes. You'd also need to alter the examples.
  • March 27, 2013
    Larkmarn
    If I'm reading this right, the trope seems to be "after getting slapped, the slapped part of the body may turn red." Even if it's a recurring thing, without inherent meaning behind it, that's not tropable, you know?

    The closest I can see to something being tropable about this is playing up the Amusing Injuries part of the slapmark... but then that just turns it into a needlessly specific subtrope.
  • March 29, 2013
    Tal63
    If Cranial Eruption is a trope so is this. This is a subtrope of Amusing Injuries when Played For Laughs.

    As far as the name goes, it is accurate. I'm not trying to say that we aim to confuse people, but as far as confusing titles go there are far worse ones (and this one isn't confusing.)

    Say My Name is very confusing to me. Beam Me Up Scotty is very confusing in general. Torso With A View is a confusing name.

    I could list a bunch of confusing names but I won't. The thing is, the name Red Cheeks is an accurate name. Sure, it could mean Luminescent Blush but quite a few tropes could mean other things as well.

  • March 29, 2013
    Larkmarn
    Red Cheeks is a needlessly obtuse name. That there are other obtuse names is not a justification for a new trope not being clear. Plus, it speaks nothing to the significance of the trope. In fact, you're making no effort to claim that there is any significance to it. As is, it's too broad ("Slapped body part turns red" is no more a trope that "Cut skin bleeds"). If you narrow it down to specify that the red area is in the shape of whatever struck them, then it is a trope. However, that might be too narrow of a subtrope of Amusing Injuries. We would need quite a few more examples to qualify for that.
  • March 29, 2013
    Tal63
    ^The significance of the trope is how it protrays bruising in fiction (mostly cartoons.)

    Cut skin bleeds is People Sit On Chairs and an attempt at Reductio Ad Absurdum. You and I both know there's a difference between being slapped red and skin bleeding.

    Red Cheeks isn't an obtuse name. It's almost Exactly What It Says On The Tin just without the slapping part. Is Slapped Red a better title? I don't believe so, but if the trope is to become about bruising being portrayed as red, hand shaped marks then that's a better name.
  • March 29, 2013
    Larkmarn
    You know people turning red after getting slapped is very much Truth In Television, right? And Red Cheeks is Exactly What It Says On The Tin... but it's also Exactly What It Says On The Tin for a few other tropes. It's very unclear as to what exactly it's referring to. It's prone to misuse, and thus best to nip it in the bud beforehand.
  • March 29, 2013
    helterskelter
    Thinking on it, I agree that cheeks getting red because they've been hit isn't a trope. It's simply what happens. Now, if you want to talk about a red hand print or something that is shaped like what struck the skin, I can see it.
  • April 15, 2013
    Tal63
    Thought about this and I agree. This is People Sit On Chairs. It's just what happens, the fact that it's portrayed a little differently than in Real Life isn;t relevant at all.

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