'''Basic Trope''': The hero chooses to save his love interest rather than the world.
* '''Straight''': Bob stops fighting [[BigBad Emperor Evulz]] to rescue Alice from being killed by [[DarkChick Violet Darkheart]] and [[TheDragon General Drake]].
* '''Exaggerated''': Every time Bob tries to do anything, Alice suddenly finds herself in mortal danger and Bob has to save her every time.
* '''Downplayed''': Bob risked opening himself to Evulz's attack by using magic to create a protective bubble on Alice.
* '''Justified''':
** Without Alice's powers, the barren world cannot be made habitable again, even if it is saved from destruction.
** As far as Bob is concerned, if Alice dies, the rest of the world just doesn't matter anymore.
* '''Inverted''': Bob saves the world instead of Alice.
* '''GenderFlipped''': ActionGirl Alice has to save the world, but has to stop halfway and rescue her boyfriend, Bob, from being under attack.
* '''Subverted''':
** Bob apparently attempts to save Alice as a ruse to let Evulz leave himself open, letting Alice die in the process.
** Or alternatively, Bob seems to be leaning towards saving Alice until he realizes that if Evulz wins, Alice is just as doomed as everyone else.
* '''Double Subverted''':
** He then, at the last minute, saved Alice from death, ruining his plan in the process.
** (To the alternate scenario), after Bob says this, Evulz promises he won't kill Alice along with the rest of the world and so Bob saves Alice anyway.
* '''Parodied''': Alice breaks a nail during the final battle between Bob and Evulz. Bob sees this, drops everything, and rushes to help her.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Alice is apparently in danger, but it turns out that she was [[ManipulativeBastard manipulating Bob]] to 'rescue her' from Evulz, who is actually in league with her... but then Evulz discovers that Alice and Bob [[OutGambitted had planned]] to have Alice betray him and puts her in real danger.
* '''Averted''': Alice is in no danger, Bob lets Alice die, or Bob is fast enough to save them both.
* '''Enforced''': "We need to emphasize how much Bob loves Alice."
* '''Lampshaded''': "I can't believe I'm doing this... I'll save you, Alice!"
* '''Invoked''':
** Evulz orders his minions to attack Alice.
** Evulz hired Alice to be Bob's 'damsel'.
* '''Exploited''':
** Evulz [[BatmanGambit knows]] that Bob will stop collecting {{Plot Coupon}}s to save her.
** Alice intentionally stalls Bob so that Evulz can continue on with his plan.
* '''Defied''': Alice tells Bob to save the world and worry about her afterward.
* '''Discussed''': "Bob, would you refuse to save the world in order to save my life, if that sort of thing ever happened to us?"
* '''Conversed''': "If Alice stubbed her toe while a village was being slaughtered, Bob would probably massage Alice's foot before he saved anyone else..."
* '''Deconstructed''': Bob drops everything to save Alice, allowing Evulz to win; Alice kills herself in despair or comes to hate Bob as a result.
* '''Reconstructed''': Bob seems to be letting Evulz win, but it turns out GoodHurtsEvil and ThePowerOfLove itself turns the tide.
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Now hand over the MacGuffin and go back to AlwaysSaveTheGirl or your LoveInterest gets it!

--> '''Hero:''' Actually, I think [[TakeAThirdOption I'll do both]]. *[[WhyDontYaJustShootHim points a gun at the villain's head]]* Let her go or [[BoomHeadshot I'll blow your head off]].\\
'''Villain:''' [[CrazyPrepared Do you think I hadn't thought of this possibility]]? I've installed a [[TakingYouWithMe kill switch]]: [[LoadBearingBoss if I die, my entire lair comes down on your heads]].\\
'''Hero:''' Okay. *[[PistolWhipping whacks the villain on the head with the gun]]*\\
'''Villain:''' Why, you little [[NonSequiturThud breakfast strawberry breadbasket]]... [[TapOnTheHead *faints*]]
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