Created By: Lyendith on January 7, 2012 Last Edited By: Lyendith on March 11, 2012
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Literally Falling In Love

Two characters in love literally fall on each other, leading to their Relationship Upgrade

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Needs More Examples. Desperately. Rolling Updates.

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 moment.

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.

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Live-Action TV:
  • During Buffy the Vampire Slayer's amnesia episode, "Tabula Rasa", Willow and Tara fall on each other and share a moment.

Western Animation:
  • Lion King does this during the "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" montage with Simba and Nala tumbling down a hill.
Community Feedback Replies: 19
  • January 7, 2012
    TTurtle
    See also Suggestive Collision, and this YKTTW for a similarly-named trope that was apparently never launched.
  • January 8, 2012
    Lyendith
    Indeed, that's the same idea... oh well, I'll stick with this one anyway.

    Grr, how come I've got so much trouble finding examples of something I've Seen A Million Times? >__<
  • January 9, 2012
    ScanVisor
    Volume 4 of DN Angel has this happen as the beginning of the arc where Daisuke and Dark start falling for the opposite sister. Love Dodechahedron, you are so entertaining.
  • January 12, 2012
    Higurashiblood98
    [[Anime/Manga]]In the anime "Code Geass" This is how "Suzaku" met his lover, "Rebellious Princess" Euphemia; she literally comes falling out of a window....into his arms. They fall in love. [[It doesn't end well. ]]

    There's one scene where Lelouch and his "Action Girl" Kallen fall on top of one another. Cue blushing and immense embarrassment.

  • January 13, 2012
    Lyendith
    Hum, there seem to be a confusion with Suggestive Collision and Meet Cute here. Falling In Love is when the scene serves as a Relationship Upgrade. I've searched for the DN Angel example and it's a Suggestive Collision (unless Daisuke and Risa realized they are in love at that precise moment... I don't know what happens after that...)

    I rewrote the description a bit, it was ambiguous. Or maybe it's the title?
  • January 14, 2012
    Arivne
    See also the recent YKTTW Rescue Hug.
  • January 16, 2012
    nabber
    In The 39 Clues, Ian Kabra rescues Amy Cahill and, in the process, somehow falls on top of her. This is quickly followed by a kiss, although the Relationship Upgrade doesn't last long.
  • January 20, 2012
    randomsurfer
    I think the title needs the word "Literally" in there, probably at the beginning. Otherwise, Falling In Love is Sitting On Chairs.
  • January 20, 2012
    Lyendith
    Probably, but there is already a YKTTW named like that... should I ignore it?
  • January 20, 2012
    vynsane
    Is there a way to combine two YKTTWs?

    Also, for a title, "Literally Falling For Each Other"?
  • January 20, 2012
    randomsurfer
    ^^It's been dormant for almost 6 months, I think you can take the title. Plenty of ytttws have had the same title over time.

    ^If the examples there fit here the OP or someone can just copy them over.
  • January 23, 2012
    Unknown Troper
    Lion King does this during the "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" montage with Simba and Nala tumbling down a hill.
  • January 23, 2012
    Lyendith
    Oh, thanks, that's just what I needed!
  • January 29, 2012
    Lyendith
    I will repeat myself for the DN Angel example but...

    "I've searched for the DN Angel example and it's a Suggestive Collision (unless Daisuke and Risa realized they are in love at that precise moment... I don't know what happens after that...)"

    So...?
  • February 16, 2012
    surgoshan
    • During Buffy The Vampire Slayer's amnesia episode, "Tabula Rasa", Willow and Tara fall on each other and share a moment.
  • March 6, 2012
    Shnakepup
    • In 11/22/63 by Stephen King, this happens to the protagonist Jake when he first meets love interest Sadie. She goes to shake his hand but trips over a chair. He catches her but accidentally ends up copping a feel.
  • March 6, 2012
    NateTheGreat
  • March 8, 2012
    ScanVisor
    Launch it or drop it. This has been on the YKTTW for over 2 months now.
  • March 8, 2012
    Lyendith
    Some of my YKTTW stayed longer than that... but yeah I'm feeling it's not getting 5 hats anytime soon, even though there is not much to add to the description. I'm launching it this week.
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