'''Basic Trope''': TheHero becomes The Champion of a girl he just met.
* '''Straight''': Mark meets Natalie and [[LoveAtFirstSight immediately falls hard for her]], deciding that he'll do anything to please her.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** Mark does this with every pretty girl he meets.
** Mark falls in LoveBeforeFirstSight.
* '''Downplayed''': Natalie is one of the girls from Mark's village. After he protects her as a knight, he finds he's attracted to her.
* '''Justified''':
** Natalie is some sort of celebrity, and Mark is one of TheKnightsWhoSaySquee.
** Mark only acts as Natalie's knight because he's hoping he'll get laid for it.
** Natalie is the daughter of a very powerful king, so Mark decides to get on her good side in order to gain the sovereign's favor.
** Mark is a bodyguard android. When Natalie reactivated it, (either intentionally or not) his guardian mode did so with him, and it dictates he must protect whoever set him back on-line.
** Mark was raised to treat women with the highest respect so it feels natural to him.
** Mark naturally feels attraction for women because they are beautiful and sexy and he is a Manly Man. Mark naturally feels compassion for those in {{distressed|Damsel}} because he is a NiceGuy. Natalie is both a woman and in distress; what more need be said?
* '''Inverted''':
** [[HateAtFirstSight Mark is antagonistic to Natalie even though they just met.]]
** When Mark attempts to help Natalie, he [[EpicFail fails miserably]] but his efforts steal Natalie's heart, and she swears to protect him.
** Natilie is a Fairy Maiden and has Mark under a spell.
* '''Subverted''': It seems Mark is about to defend Natalie, but she makes a bad first impression on him, snapping at him and driving him off.
* '''Double Subverted''': ...However, he decides she must be a {{Tsundere}} and decides to help her out anyway in hopes of winning her favor.
* '''Parodied''': Falling at least once for a complete stranger is a requirement to be known as a knight.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Mark meets Natalie, who makes a bad first impression by being snappy and surly. Mark gets snappish back, but ends up helping her out, because she's in serious trouble with TheEmpire and helping her coincides neatly with his interests. His friends suspect there's something more to it, but he denies it all. After they help her out, Natalie joins up, and it's eventually revealed that [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther they've fallen for each other after all]]... but it's left ambiguous whether or not it was LoveAtFirstSight.
* '''Averted''': Mark doesn't help Natalie because they have just met.
* '''Enforced''': The executives thought Mark needed a love interest, so they introduced [[TokenRomance Natalie]].
* '''Lampshaded''': "Let me see if I get this straight: You've just sworn to protect a girl that you have met a few seconds ago? How many chivalry books have you read?"
* '''Invoked''': Mark wants to become an AscendedFanboy so he looks for a girl worthy of championing.
* '''Exploited''': Aware of Mark's tendencies, Natalie plays DecoyDamsel in order to get him to play right into her hands.
* '''Defied''': In an effort to keep Mark to herself, Natalie tells Mark about all of Olivia's personality flaws before she introduces them.
* '''Discussed''': "Greetings, sir knight. Please don't swear undying love for me, it happens every time and it gets old."
* '''Conversed''': "These MedievalMorons seem to think LoveAtFirstSight is a good enough reason to run off on one SuicideMission after another. For God's sake, he's never even talked to her face-to-face!"
* '''Deconstructed''':
** Mark makes a snap judgment that Natalie must be as nice as she looks, only to either be disappointed by her human flaws or ignore them entirely in favor of some idealized image. Natalie's irritated at having some stranger declare himself her protector, but decides to [[DecoyDamsel take advantage of his kindness]] anyway.
** Mark only acts as Natalie's knight because he's hoping he'll get laid for it.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Mark immediately falls for Natalie, and is willing to accept all of her flaws. Over time, he helps her overcome them and she becomes worthy of his devotion.
** Mark only acts as Natalie's knight because he's DesperatelyLookingForAPurposeInLife.
* '''Played For Laughs''': Mark's a bumbling NiceGuy who keeps falling all over himself trying to impress Natalie, with little obvious success (at least, to ''him''; it's made clear to the audience that Natalie is falling just as hard for him, but is also in serious denial).
* '''Played For Drama''': Natalie is horrified by Mark's decision to fight for her, as she's already having difficulty dealing with TheEmpire and doesn't want to draw any further attention to herself. Plus, the empire has powerful [[{{Mooks}} soldiers]], and Mark's just one man; he could wind up getting killed...! Or getting them both killed...!
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