Mostly an anime trope. When Alice and Bob both Cannot Spit It Out
or have had an Unresolved Sexual Tension
for a long time, it's not rare that fate helps a little
by making one of them trip for some reason (often a fight
) and fall on the other. In some cases, they will separate and apologize
, or Alice will scream and slap Bob
, calling him a pervert
But if this trope is in action, neither will happen. By the magic of the position they fell into, they will look intensely into each other's eyes
and their lips will slowly get closer, before locking into a True Love's Kiss
. If there is no immediate kiss, it will at least be a Aww, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other
Compare Crash-Into Hello
, which has little chance to result in a kiss for obvious reasons.
A Sister Trope
to the less romantic and more comic Suggestive Collision
, which can result in Marshmallow Hell
or Thanks for the Mammary
but is much less likely to end well
. Compare Meet Cute
, which introduces a future relationship between two characters. Also see the logical conclusion, Official Couple
Anime and Manga
- During Buffy the Vampire Slayer's amnesia episode, "Tabula Rasa", Willow and Tara fall on each other and share a moment.
- Lion King does this during the "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" montage with Simba and Nala tumbling down a hill.