Created By: Seikai on January 2, 2010
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Sweet Piggyback Ride

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A Moe Moe, cutesy way of showing romantic Ship Tease fanservice for a couple.

Seen It a Million Times.

Examples:

  • Kyon and Mikuru in Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody.
  • In the manga Living Game, there is a sequence where Izumi faints in a public bath and Fuwa sweet piggybacks her back to her place.
  • Similar sequence at the beginning of Happy World, another Moe Moe manga.
  • I seem to recall this in The Karate Kid but I could be mistaken.
  • Ed gives one to Winry in Fullmetal Alchemist (and then promptly drops her on her butt when she decides to reveal she broke open his watch.)
  • In Ranma 1/2, early on, Ranma gets one from Akane in one of their "sweet" moments. Because he claims that it's too embarrassing to receive one from a girl, Akane sprays him with cold water from a hose, telling him that that should make it alright now, since they're both girls.
  • In D Grayman, Allen receives one from Link, when he's alone and hurt. Yeah. And then he received one from Mana when he was young.
  • This Drowtales:Moonless Age issue?
Community Feedback Replies: 22
  • July 24, 2009
    Pika_power
    Does it count if the rider is unconscious with a twisted ankle? (Or) in the case of being male, a large wound?)
  • July 24, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    Would Kyon and Mikuru in Bamboo Leaf Rhapsody count?
  • August 12, 2009
    Unknown Troper
    In the manga Living Game, there is a sequence where Izumi faints in a public bath and Fuwa sweet piggybacks her back to her place. Similar sequence at the beginning of Happy World, another Moe Moe manga. I can't think of any guy sequences.

    If this occurs right after a guy rescues the girl, it might make it a subtrope of Recue Romance. Shrug.
  • August 12, 2009
    random surfer
    I seem to recall this in The Karate Kid but I could be mistaken.
  • August 12, 2009
    Frank75
    Seen in Real Life, but can't remember about fiction.
  • August 12, 2009
    arekuru
    Would you lump in the equally ubiquitous "Princess Carry"? That one is everywhere, and blushing is mandatory on the part of the person being carried - double mandatory in the case of a yaoi couple.
  • August 12, 2009
    Sackett
    Just call it Piggyback Ride. No need for superlatives.

    • Ed gives one to Winry in Fullmetal Alchemist (and then promptly drops her on her butt when she decides to reveal she broke open his watch.)
  • August 12, 2009
    arekuru
    I think the idea behind an adjective is to indicate that it's a piggyback ride being used to a certain effect (relationship cuteness) and therefore a trope, not just a list of times characters have given each other piggybacks.
  • August 12, 2009
    Sackett
    That interjects an unnecessary subjective requirement into what can be a good objective trope.
  • August 13, 2009
    arekuru
    So your definition of objective is that... the trope in question is an observable noun?
  • August 13, 2009
    DracMonster
    Possibly Piggyback Cute? (It's kind of a variation of Meet Cute, really.)

    There's nothing wrong with a trope being subjective, per se. I don't think we need one for just piggyback rides in general.
  • August 13, 2009
    Kyler Thatch
    No, it's not a variation of Meet Cute. The characters in question aren't meeting for the first time.
  • August 13, 2009
    DracMonster
    I more meant it's something to reinforce the writer's pairing.
  • August 13, 2009
    random surfer
    Piggyback Cute the name would be "kind of a variation" of Meet Cute. Like all those "Crowning Moment Of..." tropes being "kind of variations" on one another. (Assuming I understand properly what Drac Monster is saying.)
  • August 14, 2009
    SevenMass
  • August 14, 2009
    Thinks Too Much
    I 1) Like this trope 2) agree it should be called Piggyback Cute to tie in with Meet Cute and Sleep Cute (and any other Verb Cutes) 3) think it should say See Also Crowning Moment Of Heartwarming, judging by the description.
  • August 14, 2009
    arekuru
    So did anyone have an opinion on the princess carry, or would that be a seperate trope? It's used pretty much to the same effect.
  • August 14, 2009
    Seikai
    @arekuru: What is princess carry? I tried looking for it in existing tropes, and I don't see it...
  • August 15, 2009
    Servbot
  • August 15, 2009
    DracMonster
    Princess Carry seems too broad a name, unless we want to expand this to any time a girl is carried to crank up the "D'AAAAWWW" factor.
  • January 9, 2010
    Sackett
    Anybody going to launch this. I'm fine with Piggyback Cute (Although I still prefer Piggyback Ride)
  • March 31, 2010
    Sackett
    bump?
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