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A StockPhrase usually used by characters believing in ThePowerOfTrust or ThePowerOfFriendship to save the day.

This usually goes down one of two ways. In the first, Bob and Alice are in danger. Bob has a plan, but needs Alice to trust him in order for it to work. Perhaps she needs to jump a ravine and trust that he will catch her. Or perhaps he needs her to act as a distraction for the BigBad and trust that he will take the BigBad down before she's in serious trouble. He will ask, "Do you trust me?" and if she says yes she will immediately need to prove her trust.

The second scenario is usually romantic with little to no real danger involved. Alice may be a little nervous of something, and Bob uses the question to reassure her. She may be wary of stepping out on a high balcony to look at the view or dancing in front of other people. The question may also be asked before TheirFirstTime. Be careful though, if the wording is "''Don't'' you trust me?", especially in a slightly pleading tone, it may be a sign that the person is at the best NotHimself and at the worst TheCasanova or TheVamp. That little apostrophe can make a lot of difference.

Common subversions will often either have Bob miss or Alice say that, no, she doesn't trust him. Sometimes they'll do it anyway.

This trope is about the truster confirming their faith in the trusted. Compare RememberThatYouTrustMe where the trusted reaffirms the faith of the truster.


[[folder:Fan Works]]
* A platonic version in the ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'' fanfic ''FanFic/OnceUponAFarmhouse''. Even after Kirk rescues him from bullies, Spock is nervous about letting Kirk help him up and take him home. Kirk says, "Spock, you just gotta trust me."

[[folder:Film -- Animated]]
* Used [[ArcWords repeatedly]] in Disney's ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', first in the face of danger, and later romantically. The latter is what tips Jasmine off that [[SomethingOnlyTheyWouldSay Prince Ali is really Aladdin]].
* Done in ''WesternAnimation/DespicableMe'' with Gru and the orphan girls. Margo trusts him enough to have Edith and Agnes jump over the gap to Gru, but [[spoiler:Vector catches her before she can jump herself]].

[[folder:Film -- Live-Action]]
* ''Film/BladeRunner'': Deckard must help the replicant Rachel escape or she'll be killed.
-->'''Deckard:''' Do you love me?\\
'''Rachael:''' I love you.\\
'''Deckard:''' Do you trust me?\\
'''Rachael:''' I trust you.
* Inverted in ''Film/{{Casino}}'' where Creator/RobertDeNiro as Ace Rothstein asks his wife, Ginger, several times in one scene: "Can I trust you?" He can't.
* ''Film/GhostInTheShell2017''. Major discovers that everything she's been told about her origin is a lie.
-->'''Major:''' I don't know who to trust.\\
'''Batou:''' You trust me, right?\\
'''Major:''' [[PlatonicLifePartners Yeah, I do.]]
* Briefly used in ''Film/TheMan''. Derrick Vann tells Officer Santos that he needs the money so that he can fool the criminals in his operation. Santos reluctantly gives in. He gets more upset the second time, when he needs the money for the captain to check on. Derrick then reminds Santos that he trust Derrick, and that Derrick has never given him a reason to distrust him. He trusts Derrick and gives him an extention. Derrick asks, "Where the love, dawg?"
* In ''Head Over Heels'', Creator/FreddiePrinzeJr's character doesn't ask the question, but simply says, "Trust me."
* Also inverted in ''Film/LawAbidingCitizen'' when Nick Rice asks this of Clyde before revealing that he's already made a plea bargain with the murderer of his wife and child. The rest of the movie involves Clyde making Nick regret this bitterly.
%%* The ''Titanic'' example is lampshaded and subverted in ''Film/LoveActually''.
* ''Film/NationalTreasure'' includes Nicholas Cage saying this to his love interest. [[spoiler:He is holding her from falling off an old lift. The trust comes from having to risk dropping her onto a lower platform to grab the Declaration of Independence from falling into a deep chasm. She understands perfectly.]]
%% * ''Film/TheSeeker: The Dark Is Rising''
%% -->'''Maggie Barnes:''' You need to give me the Signs before it's too late. You need to trust me. Do you trust me?\\
%% '''Will Stanton:''' Yeah, I trust you.
* ''Film/SherlockHolmesAGameOfShadows''. Sherlock stops an attempt to murder Watson and his newly-wed on a train. While Watson exchanges shots with the killers, Sherlock opens the carriage door and notes they're approaching a bridge. He asks Mary if she trusts him. Given that Sherlock is highly-eccentric and [[DisguisedInDrag dressed as a woman at the time]], Mary naturally replies, "No."
-->'''Sherlock:''' Well then I shall have to...''(checks to see Watson isn't looking)'' do something about that. ''(throws her off the train into the river)''
* Jack asks this of Rose in ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'' in the scene on the bow of the ship.
%%* Comes up in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''.
* ''Film/DeathNote2017'': Mia asks Light to trust her when she has the Death Note hidden away somewhere to keep it from falling into the hands of the cops. [[spoiler:It turns out he can't, since she wrote Light's name in there to blackmail him because she wants the book for herself.]] In the climax he asks the same of her if she truly loves him. [[spoiler:She chooses not to, which results in her own death due to a very-specifically worded demise that Light had written in anticipation.]]

* ''Literature/{{Deryni}}'': In ''High Deryni'', after Denis Arilan reveals his Deryni aura to his brother bishop Thomas Cardiel, Cardiel recalls looking for him in a chapel (and failing to find him) a few nights earlier and asks Arilan where he went. Arilan tells his friend he may not answer, and Cardiel probes, asking if there is some organized hierarchy of mages with authority over him. Arilan asks for patience and when Cardiel asks again, he replies, "Trust me, Thomas? I swear I'll not betray that trust."
* In ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows'', Hermione asks Harry, "Do you trust me?" before pulling off a risky escape from Death Eaters [[spoiler:at the Lovegoods' house]].
* A slightly darker version of the question is given in ''Literature/IntoTheLandOfTheUnicorns''. Cara's grandmother asks, "Do you think I'm crazy?" before telling Cara she must jump from a church roof to escape a pursuer.
* An unspoken variation occurs in ''Literature/ThePrincessBride'' when Buttercup is afraid to go into the Fire Swamp.
-->Buttercup was searching somewhere for a suffiency of courage. Evidently, she found it in his eyes.
* In the ''Literature/LockwoodAndCo'' series, this is the skull in the jar's repeated inquiry to Lucy in the final book, ''The Empty Grave''. While it takes her a while to get there, the answer is ultimately "yes," as Lucy [[spoiler:smashes the jar, allowing the spirit within to go free, and he ultimately proves an aid in taking down the BigBad, Marissa Fittes and her own pet Type Three ghost, Ezekiel.]]

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':
** Angel asks Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}} in "Lie to Me", "Do you love me?" before agreeing to reveal the truth about how he turned Drusilla into a vampire. Buffy replies, "I love you. I don't know if I trust you." (Angel replies, "[[{{Foreshadowing}} Maybe you shouldn't.]]") In Season 6 "Dead Things" Buffy is having a relationship with another vampire, Spike, but keeps [[ItDoesntMeanAnything insisting their relationship is purely sexual]] with no love involved. In response Spike [[KinkyCuffs offers her a pair of handcuffs]] and asks, "Do you trust me?" Buffy replies "Never" but the next day is seen [[CuffsOffRubWrists rubbing her wrists in a telling manner]].
** Series/{{Angel}} asks potential LoveInterest Detective Kate Lockley if she trusts him before handing over information on a SerialKiller without revealing the source. She says she does without hesitation, but later in the episode Kate discovers Angel is a vampire and she never fully trusts him again.
* The ''Series/{{Chuck}}'' episode "Chuck vs. the First Kill"
-->'''Chuck Bartowski:''' How do I know I can trust them? The government wants to keep the Intersect in my head. My father's the only one who can get it out. It's not rocket science.\\
'''Sarah Walker:''' Okay, I know that you don't trust them. But do you trust me?\\
'''Chuck:''' ...Yeah.\\
'''Sarah:''' Good. Then I promise you, we're going to find him.
* Sara asks Grissom this before starting to shave him in ''Series/{{CSI}}''.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** A frequent occurrence between the Doctor and his companions in the new series.
** [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E4TheTimeOfAngels "The Time of Angels"]]: The Doctor and associates are surrounded by Weeping Angels, who are prevented from attacking only because someone can see them.
--->'''The Doctor:''' Do you trust me?\\
'''Amy:''' Yeah.\\
'''River:''' Always.\\
'''The Doctor:''' You lot, do you trust me?\\
'''Bishop Octavian:''' We have faith, sir.\\
'''The Doctor:''' Then give me your gun. I'm about to do something incredibly stupid and dangerous. When I do ... jump.\\
''[He shoots out the only light source.]''
** And from [[Recap/DoctorWhoS31E5FleshAndStone "Flesh and Stone"]]:
--->'''The Doctor:''' Amy, I need you to trust me. It's never been more important.\\
'''Amy:''' But you don't always tell me the truth.\\
'''The Doctor:''' If I always told you the truth, I wouldn't need you to trust me.
** "Extremis" shows this doesn't always reassure his companions.
-->'''Bill:''' Does it give you the fear when [the Doctor] says trust me?\\
'''Nardole:''' If I worked [[UsefulNotes/VaticanCity here]], I'd cross me-self.
* The ''{{Series/Dollhouse}}'' episode "The Target".
-->'''Boyd Langton:''' You can't go after this guy. You don't have the right imprint. You don't have the right training. [snip]
-->'''Jenny:''' Do you trust me? [snip]\\
'''Boyd:''' With my life.
** And "Vows"
-->'''Paul Ballard:''' Do you trust me?\\
'''Echo:''' [[MeaningfulEcho With my life]].
* ''Series/GameOfThrones''. In "The Laws of Gods and Men" Tyrion Lannister is on trial with his father Lord Tywin as judge. It's a KangarooCourt with all the witnesses against him, so his brother Jaime makes a backroom deal with Tywin; if he pleads guilty and asks for mercy, Tyrion will be [[ReassignedToAntarctica sent to the Wall]] instead of being executed. In exchange Jaime will leave the Kingsguard (who are sworn not to take wives or inherit titles) and become Tywin's heir. Tyrion balks at this, as he knows his father hates him and the last person given such an offer had his head chopped off anyway. Rather than explain the bargain he's made Jaime says only, "Do you trust me?" [[BigBrotherWorship Tyrion just has time to nod]] before the trial recommences.
** Jon Snow has to get the support of the wildling clans, hereditary enemies of the Nights Watch, so forms an EnemyMine alliance with clan chief Tormund Giantsbane. Their alliance is put to its first test when the two disembark at Hardhome in the midst of thousands of hostile wildlings.
--->'''Tormund:''' (quietly) You trust me, Jon Snow?\\
'''Jon:''' Does that make me a fool, then?\\
'''Tormund:''' We're fools together now.
* ''Series/HouseOfCardsUK'': Francis Urquhart is fond of the phrase "You do trust me, don't you?". If he ever asks you it, ''run''.
* Repeatedly subverted in an episode of ''Series/TheITCrowd'':
-->'''Roy:''' Do you trust me?\\
'''Moss:''' *''without any hesitation''* No!\\
'''Roy:''' (''frustrated'') C'mon, Moss! Do you trust me?\\
'''Moss:''' No!\\
'''Roy:''' (''angry'') Moss!\\
'''Moss:''' I. Don't. Trust. You!
* A variation occurs in the BBC MiniSeries ''Series/TheSinkingOfTheLaconia''. Junior Officer Thomas Mortimer asks passenger Hilda Smith this, saying he only has four hours off-duty to do "whatever he likes". The set-up of the scene leads viewers to think he is making a sexual pass, but it turns out he's asking to be allowed to babysit her infant [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming so he can remind himself of his own children]].
* In the ''Series/{{Smallville}}'' episode "Doomsday", Clark has just admitted to Jimmy that he's the Red-Blue Blur.
-->'''Clark Kent:''' Jimmy, do you trust me?\\
'''Jimmy Olsen:''' Always, C.K.
** And the episode "Reckoning"
-->'''Clark:''' [''places the key into the pedestal and they are both surrounded by beams of light''] It's okay.\\
'''Lana:''' [''looks around in amazement as Clark reaches out to her'']\\
'''Clark:''' Do you trust me?\\
'''Lana:''' [''grabs Clark's hand and they are instantly transported to the Fortress of Solitude'']
** The biggest one is probably in "Collateral", when [[spoiler:Chloe returns and asking Clark to trust her to escape from a virtual reality. He hesitates and loses the first chance, but he knows he still trusts her deep inside. It takes a darker turn when a bad guy assumed her likeness in the virtual world...]]
* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager''.
** In "Counterpoint" Inspector Kashyk uses this trope to justify the anti-telepath policies of the Devore Imperium. [[note]]The theme of trust becomes an important issue later when Kashyk claims he wants to defect to Voyager because he's turned against this policy.[[/note]]
-->'''Kashyk:''' Captain, do you trust me?
-->'''Janeway:''' ''(instantly)'' Not for a second.
-->'''Kashyk:''' Exactly, and why should you? Trust has to be earned. It's gradual, and yet it's the foundation of every relationship, professional and personal. It's also a concept alien to the telepathic races. Why take someone at their word when you can simply read their mind?
** In "Scorpion" Captain Janeway comes into conflict with her NumberOne, Commander Chakotay, over an EnemyMine alliance with the Borg that Chakotay thinks is both reckless and unethical.
-->'''Janeway:''' Do you trust me, Chakotay?
-->'''Chakotay:''' That isn't the issue.
-->'''Janeway:''' Oh, but it is. [[TrueCompanions Only yesterday you were saying that we'd face this together, that you'd be at my side.]]
-->'''Chakotay:''' [[TheLancer I still have to tell you what I believe. I'm no good to you if I don't do that.]]
-->'''Janeway:''' I appreciate your insights, but the time for debate is over. I've made my decision.
* Subverted in the ''Series/TwoAndAHalfMen'' episode "Walnuts and Demerol".
-->'''Evelyn:''' Do you trust me?\\
'''Alan Harper, Berta, Charlie Harper, Rose:''' No!\\
'''Evelyn:''' Okay, but you know I have your best interest at heart. Don't you?\\
'''Alan Harper, Berta, Charlie Harper, Rose:''' NO!
* Scully and Mulder say that to each other regularly on ''Series/TheXFiles'', though it became less and less frequent as the series progressed--not because they stopped trusting each other, but more like because their mutual trust reached almost telepathic levels.
* ''Series/{{MASH}}'': Inversion--Col. Flagg seeks someone he can trust whenever he shows up on one of his conspiracy theory missions.
* Pretty much the basis of the 1950s game show ''Do You Trust Your Wife?'' (later retitled ''Who Do You Trust?'').

[[folder:Video Games]]
* In ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'', if you pick Ahri as your champion, she'll open up with "Don't you trust me?". This goes both ways as she has a nasty reputation of a soul-sucking seductress and in the same time, she's trying to lure you, the player, into her thrall due to her charm. (Though she won't actually suck the player's soul, [[GoodBadGirl she's kind of like that.]])
* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': During one of the chase segments in Boom Town, Axel asks Jesse to let him carry the Order's amulet. If you choose to keep holding onto it, he's visibly hurt that you don't trust him.
* PlayedWith in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII: Heart of the Swarm''. Early in the game, Raynor is the only one who believes the [[TheVirus de-infested]] Kerrigan is trustworthy, even over her own objections. [[spoiler: When he is captured by the Dominion, she goes on a RoaringRampageOfRevenge to get him back. In order to gain the power she needs to defeat Arcturus and the BiggerBad, she [[TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential is remade into a Primal Zerg form]], similar to her infested state. Thus when she rescues Raynor, she appears to him to have gone back to her old, sociopathic self. (The truth is [[NobleDemon somewhere in the middle]].)]] She asks him if he still trusts her, while putting his gun in his hand and [[KillMeNowOrForeverStayYourHand pointing it at her own head]]. He weighs the decision carefully, and then [[spoiler: ''fires'' -- into the wall next to her, because he [[CantKillYouStillNeedYou needs her alive]].]]
-->'''Kerrigan:''': ''(hesitantly)'' You were the only one who ever believed in me. Do you... still... believe in me?

* {{Subverted}} in ''[[http://www.otherworldcomic.com/index.html Otherworld]]'':
-->'''Katlyn:''' Do you trust me?\\
'''Eden:''' Not at all.\\
'''Katlyn:''' Then this will be scary.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'': Terra says this to Beast Boy, complete with the Aladdin hand up right before [[spoiler: she takes him out on a date and Titans Tower is attacked]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TheZetaProject'': In "Lost and Found", Zeta goes through flashbacks of his last mission. During this, the daughter of the accountant he impersonates wants to learn how to ride a bike. When she has trouble riding straight, Zeta tells her to stabilize by going faster, and says this.