Created By: LTPugh on April 3, 2012 Last Edited By: LTPugh on May 1, 2012

Chest of Comfort

You just won the battle, make it to your friend and collapse onto them head on their chest.

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A character just had a stressful encounter, be it fighting the latest Monster of the Week, defeating the Big Bad once and for all or just managing to get those pesky kids to bed, that drained them of almost all of their strength. But instead of collapsing on the spot they have enough energy to make it back to a Friend/Loved One/Ally. A small amount of banter is sometimes exchanged. The tired person then collapses into the other, sometimes knocking them down. The scene usually ends either with (1)The collapsee smiling down at the collapser in a warm manner or (2) yelling at them to get off. Sometimes both.

Possibly a sub-trope of Post-Dramatic Stress Disorder. See Marshmallow Hell and Funbag Airbag for tropes that are similar if the collapsee is a female. Possibilities exist for Luminescent Blush if collapsee is interested in the Collapser.

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Anime

  • At the end of episode five of Chrome Shelled Regios Layfon has just defeated a large number of Filth monster larvae by himself and gone outside without protective gear to defeat their mother. He makes it back into the city where Nina is waiting for him. She expresses amazement and concern to which Layfon replies. Cue him collapsing onto her and her not being able to support him. She immediately starts with (2) along with Luminescent Blush but quickly changes to (1)

  • Lina Inverse (F), does this onto Gourry (M) several time throughout the Anime Slayers

  • Sakura often does this (albeit usually inadvertantly) in the final arc of Cardcaptor Sakura after her powers are drained while transforming card. The majority of times, it is Syaoran who ends up the collapsee.

  • Inverted in Grenadier, where Yashiro (M) wakes up on Rushuna's plentiful bosom after killing the Big Bad and passing out. Oh, and they are both naked, inside a hot spring bath.

Television

Soap: Danny's wife is shot while escaping some kidnappers but manages to make it all the way back home before dying in Danny's arms.

Highlander Connor finishes with the Quickening and then collapses just as Brenda reaches out to grab him. In the series Duncan beats Caleb Cole, has the Quickening, then collapses against Tessa as she hugs him.
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  • April 3, 2012
    randomsurfer
    Soap: Danny's wife is shot while escaping some kidnappers but manages to make it all the way back home before dying in Danny's arms.
  • April 3, 2012
    chicagomel
    Highlander both the series and the film may count, not sure.Connor finishes with the Quickening and then collapses just as Brenda reaches out to grab him. In the series, it's definite, Duncan beats Caleb Cole, has the Quickening, then collapses against Tessa as she hugs him.
  • April 3, 2012
    troublegum
    Probably needs a better title, as the first thing that went through my mind on seeing this was that it was a trope about the frequent occurrence of collapsed lungs in medical drama. Chest Of Comfort?
  • April 4, 2012
    LTPugh
    Changed the title and added examples. Still think the name needs some work, but I'm not sure how.

  • April 4, 2012
    EpitomeORandom
    This reminds me a lot of Cooldown Hug. Are they too closely related?
  • April 4, 2012
    LTPugh
    No, these would be almost completely opposite I think. A Cooldown Hug is when the person is so hyped up on whatever their power is that someone needs to give them a hug to calm down before they hurt somebody. This one is where they're so tired that its all they can do to make it back to their friends before collapsing.
  • April 4, 2012
    pawsplay
  • April 4, 2012
    LTPugh
    It is very similar, but in this case there are a few major differences. One is that it can be either a male of a female who is getting their chest rested on. Another is that if it is a female she in no way needs to be busty. Lastly this almost always happens after a battle or some kind of struggle that drains the collapsing person of energy. The first and last ones being the most important differences.

  • April 6, 2012
    Larek
    Lina Inverse (F), does this onto Gourry (M) several time throughout the Anime Slayers
  • April 6, 2012
    Psi001
    • Sakura often does this (albeit usually inadvertantly) in the final arc of Cardcaptor Sakura after her powers are drained while transforming card. The majority of times, it is Syaoran who ends up the collapsee.
  • April 30, 2012
    Koveras
  • May 1, 2012
    LTPugh
    I think that would be an inversion, or at least a possible one.

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