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[[caption-width-right:185:In which a succubus girlfriend proves to be a good nurse, too.]]

->'''Belle:''' Well, '''you''' should learn to control your temper. Now, hold still. This might sting a little.\\
''[presses cloth to wound; the [[BandageWince Beast growls in pain]]]''\\
'''Belle:''' By the way, thank you for saving my life.\\
'''Beast:''' ''[stops growling]'' ...You're welcome.
-->-- ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''

Jack suffered some minor injuries. All he needs is to have the scraps and cuts cleaned and bandaged -- maybe some antiseptic, or a few stitches, or a bandage. Fortunately, danger is no longer looming, and here comes Jill to do it; she is usually not TheMedic (though she can be), the injuries not being severe enough to require professional attention.

Like PostVictoryCollapse, if TheCavalryArrivesLate, this can keep Jack out of the way while they clean up all the loose ends.

Unlike the AfterActionHealingDrama (for serious wounds), it is [[ActionFilmQuietDramaScene a quiet moment]] after the battle or TheChase, or however he suffered the injuries. Therefore, even though he is not suffering PostVictoryCollapse, he will often react more strongly to the pain than during the thick of things -- with the humanizing effect of AfraidOfNeedles, in the antiseptic variation. Using iodine will get a particularly strong reaction.

Jill often has to tell him to hold still when she treats the injuries -- often with a warning, in advance, that it will hurt. If she doesn't sympathize with him -- either in general or because she disapproves of how he got injured -- she may briskly inform him not to be a baby. She may try to soothe him if she does feel sympathetic, particularly if they are still in enemy territory, and he needs to keep quiet. Expect a BandageWince or two.

Regardless of how she feels about him, she may inform him that [[FearLeadsToAnger it was really stupid]] to [[FearlessFool get into trouble]] in the first place, which [[{{Tsundere}} may or may not be followed]] by an acknowledgement of his courage, or even the SmoochOfVictory. Criticism is less likely if it was on her behalf, where appropriate gratitude may be expressed. She may, however, deny that his intervention was needed; that sometimes is true.

It also affords time for a tender moment after an action-packed scene (not to mention a ShirtlessScene), or merely for people to talk about discoveries made during the heat of battle. The first is usually a [[AlwaysMale man]] getting patched up by a [[AlwaysFemale woman]]; it often advances the FlorenceNightingaleEffect, but seldom goes all the way from nothing to love because it's only one scene. If not, or if there is no UnresolvedSexualTension, it's commonly used for exposition, since they can talk. Or, of course, both, particularly if this gives a chance for the ScarSurvey. It can also be a PetTheDog moment to show one character cares what happens to the other -- especially convenient for TheStoic, since it does not require him to evince any emotion.

When there is no one around to help, SelfSurgery may come into play. It tends to be far less pleasant. If she doesn't have a bandage handy, the subtrope FromDressToDressing applies.

Contrast MinorInjuryOverreaction.


[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf:'' Happens [[FlorenceNightingaleEffect more than once]] between Akane and Ranma. The most notorious example happens in the [[MartialArtsAndCrafts martial ice-skating]] arc: he's moping after a fight because a man named Mikado gave him [[SacredFirstKiss his first kiss]] and then defeated him (not knowing that Ranma and the girl he'd kissed were the same person), so Akane comes in to snap him out of his funk and bandage any wounds. This results in several [[AlmostKiss Almost Kisses]] between them before [[MomentKiller their families interrupt]].
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': Casca does this with Guts three times, each at a different stage in their relationship: first [[TeethClenchedTeamwork when they are barely friends]], second [[FireForgedFriends when they reconcile and become friends]], and third [[TheyDo when they become lovers.]]
* In an early episode of ''Manga/{{Inuyasha}}'' the titular character has his brother stick his arm straight through his chest. Kagome tries to patch him up the next day only to find that the wound has healed due to Inuyasha being half demon. She still has to wrestle him to get his shirt off though.
* In ''Manga/ThePrinceOfTennis'', Momoshiro receives this after winning against Sengoku with an injured leg. His sempai Inui, the one doing the patch-up work, can barely ''believe'' that Momo was able to even '''play''' with an injury like that.
* ''Manga/GunslingerGirl''. A [[LoveEpiphany significant change]] in the relationship between Hilshire and his cyborg Triela happens after she [[WeHaveToGetTheBulletOut removes a bullet from his chest]], after Hilshire is wounded carrying out an assassination mission he was supposed to assign to Triela.
* In ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku'', After thanking Godai for saving the day by returning her bikini top to her earlier in the day (which Godai had thought he had accomplished anonymously), Kyoko treats Godai's arms, which he scraped in the process of trying to remain anonymous while returning it.
* ''Anime/GrimmsFairyTaleClassics'' has [[Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed Rose Red]] finding a PrincelyYoungMan unconscious, watching over him until he wakes up, and then patching up his leg. [[spoiler: He is the Bear Prince's younger brother, and they marry in the end.]]

[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* A variation occurs in both the comic and film version of ''ComicBook/SinCity''. After the opening escape scene from the cops, Marv goes to Luceille's apartment to get patched up. He applies his own bandages since he snuck into her place but he is sure to ask her for meds.
* In ''ComicBook/AstroCity'',
** In "Safeguards", Nick Furst brings the narrator to the field hospital so she can get patched up. This, unusually, gives her time to reflect.
** Altar Boy is injured after TheReveal at the park. [[spoiler:The Crossbreed]] get him to safety and patch up his arm, and get him to rest for shock. They talk with him about what they learned.
** the police and ambulance show up after Steeljack brought down the villain, and the Honor Guard took him away. The [=EMT=]s treat Steeljack, and a policeman fills him in on what the Honor Guard has done.
* A gender-swapped version happens to [[Batgirl2009 Stephanie Brown/Spoiler]], where her boyfriend [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Tim Drake/Robin]] tends to her wounds as she talks about her villainous father.
** [[ComicBook/RobinSeries Tim (Robin III)]] [[LikeBrotherAndSister and]] [[Batgirl2000 Cass (Batgirl III)]] help patch each other up after a battle while ''she'' explains a bit about her villainous father:
---> '''Tim:''' How can you take a bullet and not bat an eye?\\
'''Cass:''' You know that... kid game "two for flinching"?\\
'''Tim:''' Yeah. Oh no, don't tell me -\\
'''Cass:''' My... Dad and I played something like that.
* In ''Comicbook/ThePunisherMAX'' #53, Frank is tied to a chair and ForcedToWatch the insane mercenary Barracuda threaten his newfound daughter. The next issue [[GilliganCut cuts to]] Punisher in the hospital in a full-body cast trying to piece together what he did during his UnstoppableRage from his injuries (and the [[ManBitesMan pieces of Barracuda's face stuck in his teeth]])
-->'''Punisher''': Well, my wrist is broken, so I guess I went insane and snapped the cuffs...

[[folder: Fairy Tales]]
* In Creator/TheBrothersGrimm's ''Literature/BrotherAndSister'', after Brother is injured in the hunt, Sister treats the wound -- though she's much frightened, it's not so serious he can't go out the next day.

[[folder: Fan Works]]
* Kurogane treats Syaoran's injuries in ''FanFic/{{Shatterheart}}'' after he gets jumped by a gang on his way home and after the disastrous chess finals.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsRebels'' fanfiction ''Fanfic/EzraLost'', there's a breather chapter where Hera Syndulla is patching up Kanan Jarrus' wounded shoulder. It naturally doubles as a ShirtlessScene.
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' continuum of Creator/AAPessimal, Matron Igorina fulfils this function for Assassins post-combat. As Matron at the Guild school, she also works wonders with pupils who haven't quite grasped the blades really ''are'' that sharp.[[note]]or when they ''have'' grasped them. And then wish they hadn't.[[/note]]
* One early scene in Chapter 5 of ''Fanfic/ForumOfThrones'' has this between Kersea and Clayton, where he is patching her up after beating her in the first place. It is not meant to be a bonding scene between the two though, rather it serves to demonstrate another layer in their messed-up relationship.
* A non-romantic version between Ritsu and Teruki makes up the entirety of Chapter 17 of 'FanFic/ABreachOfTrust'', though it's less about fixing the injuries and more about covering them.
* ''Fanfic/ATriangleInTheStars'': After Bill [[spoiler: rescues a then-poofed Steven from Gabriel]], Steven heals the triangle's wounds via his famous [[HealingHands healing spit]].

[[folder:Films -- Animated]]
* In ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', the Beast saves Belle from a wolf pack when she tried to flee the castle. Belle takes him back to the castle to treat his wounds. He still acts like a hothead and refuses to cooperate, until Belle actually thanks him for saving her life.
-->'''Beast:''' ...You're welcome.
* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Rapunzel treats Flynn's hand with her hair, after they escape drowning.
* In ''Disney/TreasurePlanet'', when Jim goes off to scout, Dr. Doppler insists on checking out Captain Amelia. Most of it occurs off-stage, but the UST implications are there. (At first it appears her injuries were more serious, since he uses a BridalCarry to get her to safety, but once she rests, the injuries do not hamper her.)
* In ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', after getting an arrow stuck in him [[ScrewTheRulesImDoingWhatsRight after refusing to follow an order to burn an innocent family's house down with them in it]], Phoebus is escorted back to the Cathedral and has the wound treated by Esmerelda. This is where the LoveTriangle between them and [[TheHero Quasimodo]] starts to show up.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* The famous "Well, dammit, Indy, where ''doesn't'' it hurt?!" scene in ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk''
* After the beach house shootout of ''Film/TheKiller'', Ah Jong and Inspector Li Ying spend a scene tending one of the former's wounds, a gunshot to the arm, leading to Li using a bit of gunpowder from a shotgun shell and a match in order to cauterize the wound.
* After the Il Duce shootout from ''Film/TheBoondockSaints'', all three of the title characters have wounds to tend to, which is shown in a montage that includes a heated iron.
* ''Film/BlackCloud'': Sammi does this to Cloud after his fight with Eddie.
* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}}'' franchise:
** In ''Film/TheTerminator'', Sarah Connor bandages Kyle after he gets shot.
** ''Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay'' has the scene with Sarah Connor removing bullets from the T-800's torso, though unlike the first movie the UnresolvedSexualTension is noticeably absent.
* A deleted scene in ''Film/JohnnyEnglishReborn'' has English giving a BadassBoast of the training he got in Nepal which gave him BallsOfSteel, then a GilliganCut shows him shrieking in pain as the LoveInterest treats his wound.
* ''Film/TheThirteenthWarrior''. The protagonist is brought water by a Viking woman who proceeds to inspect a wound on his brow while he drinks, on hearing his yelp, tells him he's sounding like a woman, so he quips, "Do that again, and you'll make it."
* ''Film/TheAmazingSpiderMan'' has a beat-up Peter Parker collapsing through his girlfriend's window, then recovering enough under her care that he manages an impromptu date.
* In ''Film/{{Excalibur}}'', after his first battle as king, Arthur is treated for his wounds by Guinevere, leading to his falling in love with her.
* A rare Film/JamesBond example occurs in ''Film/{{Octopussy}}'', where after the final ChaseScene Bond is seen recuperating from his wounds in a large rowboat, and the titular character comes along to check up on him, where it's revealed he isn't ''that'' badly injured...
* ''Film/BabylonAD''. Mercenary Toorop winces as the woman he's [[LiveActionEscortMission escorting across the border]] patches him up, and they gibe each other over it. Rather than played for UnresolvedSexualTension (that comes later) it's used to show how the characters are loosening up from their previous antagonism.
* Played straight, then subverted in ''Film/EdgeOfTomorrow'' where the protagonists are stuck in a GroundhogDayLoop, condemned to refight the same battle unless they can win the war by destroying the HiveQueen. Cage and Rita discover a helicopter in a farm that they can use for their mission, but before taking off Cage insists on treating Rita's injury (despite being AfraidOfBlood at the [[TookALevelInBadass start of the movie]]). This leads to some mild flirtation, which Rita responds to by drawing her pistol, pointing out that she's in pain and suggesting they [[DeathIsCheap reset to the beginning of the time loop]]. Rita saw a close friend die over 300 times in a previous loop, so she has a phobia about getting too close to anyone. [[spoiler:Then she realises that Cage is doing this deliberately; he's played out this scene before and each time Rita dies when she takes off in the helicopter, so he's trying to stall for time until it's too dark to fly.]]
* A completely platonic version happens in ''Film/DasFinstereTal'': Greider is wounded badly, but there is no hint of romance between him and the women treating him. There's still a tender moment near the end of the scene where Luzi starts his metronome, which helps calm him down.
* ''Film/UnderSiege'' offers a brief example, though it's hard to tell whether there is any UnresolvedSexualTension, what with Creator/{{Steven Seagal}}'s [[DullSurprise incredible acting range]].
* ''Film/WhenKnighthoodWasInFlower'': The romance between Princess Mary and Charles Brandon moves forward when Mary has to bandage up his hand wound, which he got in a sword fight defending her against the Duke of Buckingham's goons.
* A nonverbal version happens at the end of ''Film/{{Dredd}}'', when Judge Dredd patches up rookie Judge Cassandra Anderson as they're traveling in the elevator from the [=200th=] story to the ground floor. While no words are exchanged, Anderson's expression as she stares at Dredd likely inspired a few fanfics.

* In ''Literature/DragonBones'' Oreg patches up Ward at least once. One time using his own shirt as bandage.
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' Charity dislikes Harry. Nevertheless, she treats a cut he suffered.
-->''"I hear they make antiseptics that don't hurt these days. Charity used iodine."''
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ''Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian'' stories:
** In ''Literature/AWitchShallBeBorn'', much of how Salome took over is told by Valerius to Ivga while she tends his wounds, though they are unusually severe for this trope.
-->''Her soft, nimble fingers were again at work, gently cleansing and closing the gaping edges of his raw wounds. ''
** In ''Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword'', Conan gets patched up while recounting what happened. At one point, he has to reject the notion that he was delirous.
-->''Best stop your caterwauling and aid us to bind the king's wounds. He's like to bleed to death.''
* ''Literature/TheMemoryWars:''
** In ''Locked Within'', Roland explains how the supernatural world works during one of these scenes.
** In ''Silent Oath'', Nathan gets patched up by [[spoiler: his ex-girlfriend, after saving her baby]]. It's... tense.
* In the ''Wizard Heir'' books, two characters have nice moment like this.
* ''Literature/JudgeDee'' has one of the judge's lieutenants massaging a medicinal ointment onto the other's shoulders where he was hit by a club.
* In Creator/PGWodehouse's ''Summer Moonshine'', Jane remembers that Joe suffered his bruised knuckle on her behalf and offers to bathe it for him. He turns it down as too trivial a wound.
** In his ''Literature/JeevesAndWooster'' story "The Inferiority Complex of Old Sippy", Jeeves arranges a TapOnTheHead for Sippy, which causes Miss Moon to haste to help him, and their engagement.
* In Creator/DanAbnett's ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' novel ''Literature/BrothersOfTheSnake'', after the battle with the orks, Priad talks with Petrok while an apocathery tends his wounds, to tell him something he realized during the battle.
* In Creator/JRRTolkien's ''[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Fellowship of the Ring]]'', the Fellowship is trudging away from Moria when Aragorn realizes that Sam and Frodo are too badly injured to walk. He and Boromir carry them to where they can camp, but once there, both hobbits turn out to need no more than this. The chief effect of this scene is TheReveal of Frodo's mithril shirt.
* Happens to ''Literature/ABrothersPrice'''s Captain Tern injured and tended by various Whistlers. [[spoiler: ''Twice''.]] For a HypercompetentSidekick, she gets hurt a lot.
* In Creator/RobinMcKinley's ''Literature/{{Sunshine}}'', Constantine carefully feeds the collapsed Sunshine after their escape.
* In Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''[[Literature/JohnCarterOfMars A Princess of Mars]]'', John Carter first actually meets Dejah Thoris after she's been struck across the face by a green Martian, and he immediately[[note]]Well, not ''immediately''; he does take a second or so to punch the green Martian, but he starts helping her without bothering to check if the Thark is dead or just unconscious[[/note]] tends the wound, confusing her, because he had ignored (actually, not recognised) a signal for help earlier.
* In Creator/LJagiLamplighter's ''[[Literature/ProsperosDaughter Prospero in Hell]]'', Logistilla fusses over her brother Theo's injuries.
* In Creator/SarahAHoyt's ''Literature/DrawOneInTheDark'', Tom treats Kyrie's bite. He takes the occasion to warn her, at length, about what are the signs that she has to get more serious treatment.
* In Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''Literature/SpiralArm'' novel ''In The Lion's Mouth'', Donovan treats Ravn's wounds after they face the Frog Prince. He dismisses it as just following the directions of the medical system.
* In Creator/AletheaKontis's ''Literature/{{Enchanted}}'', when Rumbold arrives in the kitchen to find Sunday injured after the riot, a mousy girl is cleaning her wounds. This allows Rumbold to learn who she is, after he had gotten her her job.
* Creator/EvelynWaugh's ''On Guard'': "No Englishman, however phlegmatic, can have his hand dabbed with iodine without, momentarily at least, [[FlorenceNightingaleEffect falling in love.]]"
* In Creator/SeananMcGuire's ''Literature/OctoberDaye'' novels
** ''Rosemary and Rue'', when Lily treats Toby at her garden, and when Devin treats her at Toby's apartment, both instances are chances to talk.
** ''A Local Habitation'' after their car is hit by the gate, Gordan patches up Quentin and Toby; unusual, the talk only showcases Gordan's sharp-edged character.
** ''Ashes of Honor'', after going through the gate to ALH, Tybalt's injuries need treatment, and Toby goes to get him to it. A time for talk. (Until it is revealed that actually, [[AfterActionHealingDrama the injuries after all are serious]].)
* Often happens in ''Literature/WarriorCats'' after major or minor battles.
* In Creator/PatriciaAMcKillip's ''Literature/TheRiddleMasterOfHed'', Astrin is attacked and wounded by a strange man on the plain. The voiceless Morgan patches him up. Used for {{Foreshadowing}}, and to make them justly paranoid
* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/DreadCompanion'', Kilda for Kosgro, in the notus grove. She even finds [[HealingHerb the notus helps with the inflammation.]]
* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/IceCrown'', after Nelis has been rescued, his men start a false trail to draw TheChase because of his injuries. Roane uses her medikit to patch him up.
* In Elizabeth Marie Pope's ''Literature/ThePerilousGard'', when he realizes that her hand is bleeding from the steel she used to protect herself from the Lady's spell, Randal insists on bandaging it up -- much to Kate's annoyance, since it interrupts her attempt to get information out of him, which is none too easy even without it.
* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}'', Kyger patches up Troy's arm after the attempted burglary, and talks of it. Troy tells him he knows of a novice in the Thieves' Guild who had acted suspiciously earlier.
* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/StormOverWarlock'', Thorvald treats Shann's injuries in the cave and after the forktail, and when arriving as TheCavalry, cuts Shann free and checks, fearing the worst after the Throg threat of ColdBloodedTorture. This is the clearest demosntration of {{FireForgedFriends}}ship until Shann's FieldPromotion.
* In Creator/RuthFrancesLong's ''Literature/TheTreacheryOfBeautifulThings'', the harpist treats Jenny's scraps from running through the woods.
* In Creator/JulieKagawa's ''Literature/TheIronDaughter'', Meghan bandages the wounds that Ash got from Rowan during their escape from the Unseelie Court.
* ''The Bronze Horseman'' by Paullina Simons. Tatiana and Alexander share their FirstKiss after he rescues her from the rubble of a bombed out train station and spends the night treating her injuries.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire''. BadassAndChildDuo Sandor Clegane and [[TomboyPrincess Arya]] [[PrincessInRags Stark]] get into a fight with the Mountain's men during which Sandor sustains life-threatening injuries. Arya helps [[HealItWithFire sterilise the wounds]] and bandage him up. In great pain and full of remorse, Sandor ends up begging her for a MercyKill. Out of CruelMercy or [[FireForgedFriends a reluctance to kill Sandor]], Arya refuses and rides off instead.
* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''A Brother To Shadows'', once inside after the assassination attempt, Zulzan insists Jofre take off his shirt and then treats the burn he suffered.
* In Creator/SandyMitchell's ''The Traitor's Hand'', Literature/CiaphasCain takes several occasions to help wounded troopers. Which gets him nicely out of the line of fire.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', the infirmary gets regular use. It often features as the location for discussion.
* In ''Literature/TheRogueKing'', Lasil heals the injury Veng gained trying to save her. She then tends to the wound and attempts to seduce him.

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* This is Jack and Kate's first interaction in ''Series/{{Lost}}''.
* In the ''Series/{{Arrow}}'' episode "League of Assassins," after Oliver and the Canary's battle against three Assassins, Oliver performs some stitching on her back. It is used not as a romantic moment, but more to show how tough the Canary is, and Felicity points out that she's not even flinching.
-->'''The Canary''': Pain and I came to a little understanding a few years back.
* Lampshaded and parodied in ''Series/{{Community}}'', when Jeff suffers an ACTUAL injury during the PaintballEpisode and Britta patches him up, commenting on how the "wounded soldier fantasy" clearly means they're moments from doing it. [[spoiler:They do it.]]
* PlayedForLaughs on ''Series/{{Angel}}'', when Cordelia is patching up vampire Angel from getting a rebar through his chest.
-->'''Cordelia''': Stop breathing.
-->'''Angel:''' I don't breathe.
-->'''Cordelia''': Then stop flexing your manly boob muscle.
** Definitely not played for laughs is Wesley treating Illyria in the GrandFinale rather than spend his last day alive doing whatever he wants. Since [[spoiler: Winifred Burkle died due to Illyria taking over her body]], Wesley has lost interest in life and so spends his final hours tending to what's left of his loved one.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'':
** Buffy and Angel's FirstKiss is preceded by her bandaging Angel's shoulder ("Angel"). Similarly, an ice rink skirmish is followed by Buffy tending to Angel's bleeding, [[GameFace bumpy]] forehead ("What's My Line?, Pt. 2").
--->'''Angel''': You shouldn't have to touch me when I'm like this.\\
'''Buffy''': I didn't even notice.
** And yet again, in "Ted" Buffy redresses Angel's hands from his wounds sustained in the episode before. She's babbling on about what's happening in her life before it turns into a sweet moment between the two of them.
** In "Helpless" when Buffy discovers that Giles injected her with a drug that removes her superpowers on the orders of the Watcher's Council, she threatens to kill him if he ever touches her again. At the end of the episode, after Giles is fired by the Council for his [[BeingPersonalIsntProfessional "fatherly love" toward Buffy]], she allows him to clean her forehead where she's bleeding.
** In "Never Leave Me", Buffy cleans the blood off Spike after kicking her vampire boyfriend in the face, then chaining him in the basement. This seemed [[DestructiveRomance rather symbolic of their relationship at the time]].
* Happens a couple of times in ''Series/TheXFiles'', since Mulder tends to get himself into stupid situations and Scully ''is'' a doctor.
* Gender-inverted on ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', where [[HelloAttorney Matthew]] tends to an injured [[SpiritedYoungLady Sybil]] after she's assaulted during a riot. Unusual in that it's used not to advance the relationship between the two of them, but between Matthew and Sybil's older sister Mary.
* Janine does this for Michael in "Eastenders" following his beating from Derek.
* In ''Series/TheCityHunter'', Yun Sung gets this after taking a beating from a congressman's son (Step One of an EngineeredPublicConfession); Na Na thanks him for attempting to defend her honor.
* At the start of the Granada ''Series/SherlockHolmes'' story 'The Final Problem', Watson is cleaning the wounds on Holmes's hand while Holmes narrates his meeting with Moriarty. Holmes yelps in pain when the iodine goes on, possibly emphasising his vulnerability. Holmes's wounds are mentioned in the original story but not treated 'on screen'.
* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'':
** Late in "The Prince and The Rebel", Julia is shown tending to Murdpch's wrists after he had been tied up by the kidnappers.
** In "The Murdoch Identity", Murdoch, suffering from Identity Amnesia, gets shot in his arm. Anna Fulford helps him to find a sanctuary in her church, and she then treats his wound. They end up kissing, but the kiss brings out memories of certain Julia, so Anna is only his might-have-been love.
** At the end of "Midnight Train to Kingston", Murdoch is seen to have survived his jump from the bridge in pursuit of James Gillies and Juia treats his injuries (including reducing a dislocated shoulder). Murdoch, Julia and Brackenreid discuss whether or not Gillies survived his fall (clearly possible since Murdoch did), and Crabtree joins them to tell them they can't find Gillies or his body.
** In "Kung Fu Crabtree", after they fight off a trio of black-clad ninjas, Crabtree notices Wu Chang (the man he was supposed to be arresting) has a deep cut on his arm and takes him to see Dr. Grace for treatment. While there, Crabtree and Dr. Grace get to know Mr. Wu a bit better, including that fact that he isn't one of the Boxers (of the recently ended [[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boxer_Rebellion Boxer Rebellion]]) as a Chinese detective claimed.
** In "The Devil Wears Whalebone", Julia struggles to get out of a suffocating corset, falling and breaking her arm. Dr. Emily Grace later gives Julia a once over, including a stethoscope check and putting Julia's arm in a support and sling.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''.
** Arya Stark cleans and sews up Sandor Clegane's neck wound in "Mockingbird". Given that all their previous interactions have involved either killing people or engaging in SnarkToSnarkCombat, it's their first moment of actual bonding.
** Samwell Tarly gets severely beaten trying to stop the AttemptedRape of Gilly, who later treats his wounds and has RescueSex with him.
* ''Series/{{Zoey 101}}'': After the guys are pounded by the football team, they get treated for injuries, except for [[ButtMonkey Mark]], who is left stuck in the basketball ring.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': In "Goodbye Stranger", Castiel cleans up Meg's injuries from a year of ColdBloodedTorture at the hands of Crowley, and they have a discussion in which they acknowledge their FoeRomanceSubtext.
-->'''Meg:''' You really do know how to make a girl's nethers quiver, don't you?\\
'''Castiel:''' I am aware of how to do that. Although it doesn't usually involve cleaning wounds.
* Jemma Simmons, resident biochemist on ''Series/{{Agents Of SHIELD}}'', handles these despite it not being what she's paid for. Early on, if a specialist (almost always Ward) had been beaten, shot, stabbed, or otherwise inconvenienced, Simmons would have something to say about it. The comments are usually sweet, but frequently sarcastic.
* Edwin Jarvis cleaned the wound for Peggy Carter in ''Series/AgentCarter'' when she got injured after a particular nasty mission. Unusual is that this scene surprisingly lacks any kind of sexual tension and fanservice.
* [[HelloNurse Claire Temple]] functions as the medic for the protagonists of the Netflix shows, including Matt Murdock in ''Series/Daredevil2015'' and Luke Cage in ''Series/LukeCage2016''. She also treats Luke in ''Series/JessicaJones2015'' after Jessica shoots him with a shotgun to break Kilgrave's control over him.
** It seems that the [[Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse MCU]] TV audience has a penchant for a [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] medic patching up the heroes, as Jarvis and Claire are FanPreferredCouple for their respective heroes.
* ''Series/Daredevil2015'': Besides the Claire examples, Foggy gets to do this to Matt after he gets shot in the head and sustains a major concussion.
* ''Series/IronFist2017'': Claire Temple patches up Danny Rand after he's injured escaped from Bakuto's compound. She also patches up a doctor that the Hand had kidnapped. In a non-Claire example, Colleen Wing stitches up a cut on Danny's left arm that he sustained in a duel against several Hand assassins, [[IntimateHealing which culminates in them having sex]].
* In the ''Series/{{Supergirl}}'' episode [[Recap/Supergirl2015S2E8Medusa "Medusa"]], Alex stitches up Maggie's wound after the latter got shot by the Cyborg Superman. Alex uses the time to thank Maggie for helping her realise her sexuality, and that she finally understands herself now because of it.

[[folder:Newspaper Comics]]

* In ''ComicStrip/PricklyCity'', after one of Winslow's attempts to fly, Carmen came hurrying up with a first aid box.



* In ''Roleplay/TheSydneyScroungers'', Seiko and Miranda's first meeting involves her coming back to her apartment... and finding him passed out bleeding on the couch. Rather than calling the cops or taking him to a hospital, she decides to patch him up and ask him some questions instead.


[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* Tends to pop up in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' as in-combat healing rarely outpaces the damage dealt, and stopping someone from doing damage is more efficient.
* Most roleplaying games that provide for some way to apply first aid or otherwise top off those precious {{hit points}} again will see this happen after a fight in which any player characters were hurt even a little as a simple matter of common sense -- usually at least one PC will have some relevant skill, be that mundane or magical. It's relatively unusual to see such a scene played out to much actual dramatic effect beyond the odd bit of inter-player squabbling about who needs the help first or more, though.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid3SnakeEater'' uses a SelfSurgery version of this to teach the player how to use the Cure screen. After being [[spoiler:thrown off a bridge]], Snake speaks to Para-Medic over his radio while lying in a quiet riverside meadow. It serves the same dramatic purposes in that it slows down the action and allows a little bit of flirtation, albeit from afar.
* In ''VideoGame/BinaryDomain'', after a hectic level with nonstop action, Dan treats Faye's gunshot wound.
* Happens ''twice'' in ''VideoGame/HeavyRain'', when Madison patches Ethan up after each of the first two challenges. Ethan also suffers from PostVictoryCollapse (or possibly post-FAILURE collapse) after the second challenge, but there's little that Madison can do besides disinfect his wounds and wait.
* Implied in ''VideoGame/JaggedAlliance 2'', as all your [[TheMedic medically trained team members]] can do while in combat is stop bleeding. Restoring HP and removing any stat penalties incurred from getting hit in a particular location requires a full-sized medical kit and a fair amount of time, up to two or three in-game days if a merc has taken a really bad mauling. Any [[UnresolvedSexualTension Unresolved]] or BelligerentSexualTension is, perhaps mercifully, left to the player's own imagination.
* If a ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' character is a healer, chances are they will have at least one support talk involving this.
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', Henry gets this treatment from either Olivia (who's not a healer) or Maribelle (who is) in their supports. Similarly, Kellam is in the receiving end of this from Sully (again, not a healer), and Gregor gets it from the aforementioned Olivia.
*** And in the Harvest Scramble DLC stage, Inigo can get this from... [[HoYay Gerome]] (another non-healer).
** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the supports between [[spoiler: the male healer Azama and the GlacierWaif Effie in the GoldenPath]] have at least [[RuleOfThree three scenes like this.]] She gets wounded via TakingTheBullet for him in their C support and he heals her, then he finds her badly wounded in her B support and patches her up again while calling her a fool for her lack of self-care, and this happens ''again'' in their A one, leading them to have a rather serious talk and to her falling asleep on him. [[spoiler: If the player gets their S support, Azama asks Effie to marry him and straight up says he wants to protect her so this trope won't happen again [[GrowOldWithMe and they'll grow old together]].]]
*** The support chain between the {{ninja}} Saizo and the WhiteMagicianGirl Sakura also starts like this, with Saizo being grievously wounded and chased around by enemies and Sakura healing his injuries so they can get away safely. In the B support Saizo, who knows Sakura has a huge SweetTooth, brings her candies as thanks [[RealMenHateSugar nevermind how he detests sweet stuff]]. If they reach S-Support, they get married.
*** The aforementioned Saizo is in the receiving end again if the player builds the support chain with [[DanceBattler Azura.]] This time it's different: Azura is ''not'' a healer so she rips her own skirt to dress Saizo's wound. [[spoiler: Which is a turning point in their support chain, as he sees a huge scar she has and they discuss their issues.]]
* Played with in ''VideoGame/JurassicParkTheGame'': Initially, Nima only gets first aid treatment after escaping from the ''Dilophosaurus'' and the mysterious creatures. During the climax of episode one, however, Nima has to get treatment ''during'' an action segment.
* Seen in ''VideoGame/OperationWolf'', where a villager bandages your wounds (completely refilling your health bar) after the Village mission.
* One [[StoryBreadcrumbs retrievable memory]] in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has Zelda bandaging Link's arm after a battle with an unusual number of monsters while chastising him as "not immortal."

[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', Fuschia cleans off Crimney's [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-09-28 injuries]], giving him a chance to tell her YouAreWorthHell.
** And again after [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-04-22 dealing with bullies.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2010-04-18 Crimney treats Fuschia's leg wound after she comes out of Hell.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2004-06-24 Ninja theater:]] they leave to tend injuries and bruised egos.
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-07-17 After Seymour hammered his finger]], for an unusual reason: to showcase CharacterDevelopment. (Compare [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-03-19 this]] to get the joke.)
* In ''Webcomic/BlueYonder'', Lena [[http://www.blueyondercomic.net/comics/1387083/blue-yonder-chapter-1-page-44/ treats Kevin's injuries]].
-->'''Kevin''': ''Ow! Ow! Ow! Ow''
-->'''Lena''': ''Still bleeding. . . and still a wuss when it comes to iodine''
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'',
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090529 Zola starts one with Gil]] right after the fight with Dr. Merlot, and talks about past ones, where Gil also moved too much. Agatha is not pleased, but can't stop to make a [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090701 girly fuss over him.]]
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20090803 Agatha insists on one with Gil before they treat Tarvek -- he was shot and thrown across the room, and she's not going to take his word for it that he's fine.]]
** [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20110208 Higgs lugs Zeetha to Mama for treatment. Which lets the Castle heckle him about him and her.]]
** A non-romantic version: [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20080818 Moloch bandages Agatha's hand]] as she tells him about the test.
** Snaug, on the other hand, [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100616 deliberately plays up the romantic aspects]] as soon as she realizes she can use the black eye.
** After [[GeniusDitz Hoffman]] [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20160215 electrocutes himself]] one panel shows [[CannotSpitItOut Larana]] tending to him.
* In ''Webcomic/WoodenRose'', [[http://www.woodenrosecomic.com/comic/comic.html Lillian must stitch up the doctor.]] Unusually, she had to be persuaded to do it, never having had to give stitches before.
* In ''Webcomic/ImpureBlood'', [[http://www.impurebloodwebcomic.com/Pages/ISSUE07Pages/ib148.html Mac's leg gets bandaged]] once they are in the submarine.
* In ''Webcomic/CityUnderTheHill'', this happens in what ''would'' usually be considered an AfterActionHealingDrama moment, if Seamus wasn't a Werewolf and therefore already healing his heavy wounds by the time he reaches HQ, M.T. still patches him up.
* In ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure'', [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0377.html after falling from a tree,]] fighting on the ground, and dealing with a shocking trap.
* In ''Webcomic/DocRat'', [[http://www.docrat.com.au/default.asp?thisItem=906 one advantage of having a doctor for a boyfriend]] when you've been mugged.
* In ''Webcomic/TalesOfTheQuestor'', after they escape the wraiths and protect themselves by candlelight, [[http://www.rhjunior.com/totq/00196.html he gets his wounds bound]].
* In ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', [[http://cucumber.gigidigi.com/archive/chapter-0-bonus-3/ parodied with Tomato, who gets a papercut.]]
* Webcomic/{{Evon}} has to patch up Herodotus quite a lot. At one point she says he's "becoming more bandages than fur".
* In ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'', [[spoiler: Sigrun gets bitten during the battle with [[FanNickname Leaftroll]]. After the battle, we get a scene of [[TheMedic Mikkel]] stitching up her arm.]]
* In case you doubted her badassery, Emily from ''Webcomic/{{Astray3}}'' does this to [[SelfSurgery herself]]. Using dental floss, bottle of water and the [[FromDressToDressing remains of her hoodie]].
* ''Webcomic/{{Nebula}}'': In the aftermath of Ceres' brutal ColdBloodedTorture and Sun's rescue, Earth patches up Mars' wounds and tries to convince him (and herself) that things will be okay.
* Zig-zagged in ''Webcomic/DaughterOfTheLilies'' when Thistle treats Brent's bite wound. It's [[http://www.daughterofthelilies.com/dotl/210 tense]] at first, since Brent is angry at having taken an injury that can't be immediately {{Heal|ingHands}}ed and Thistle is badly shaken by the whole encounter, but it leads them to open up to each other a lot more [[http://www.daughterofthelilies.com/dotl/725 while she's checking his recovery]] later.

[[folder:Web Video]]

* ''WebVideo/TheAutobiographyOfJaneEyre'' is a SettingUpdate VlogSeries based on ''Literature/JaneEyre''. The scene where Jane saves Mr Rochester from burning alive in his bed is reimagined as a mysterious accident with crashing glass. Mr Rochester's is bleeding severely and Jane, a certified nurse, has to remove broken pieces from the wound and she binds it. It's a very sweet scene and full of UnresolvedSexualTension, mainly from Mr Rochester.