Well, we all know what a first kiss is, so let's just get down to the trope. An individual's first kiss will generally be the subject of a great deal of nervousness. It may be preceded by some Kissing Warm-Up. Subjects (usually teenaged) will approach one another tentatively. They'll want it to be perfect, and with the perfect person, and when it inevitably isn't... well, it'll turn out all right anyway. In Japan, where the culture is more strict, the first kiss is an even bigger deal; Sacred First Kiss has more details. A couple's first kiss will be the subject of much squeeing among fans, who have had to suffer through Will They or Won't They? for months or years. It may end the UST and result in a Relationship Upgrade, or may be sacrificed at the altar of the god, Status Quo. These kisses tend to be made in times of high stress, because the participants Cannot Spit It Out under normal circumstances. This often becomes a Big Damn Kiss, especially in action-packed dramas. Whatever the type, a First Kiss is very susceptible to being a Crowning Moment of Heartwarming— more so if the First Kiss is also a Last Kiss. Contrasts with Fake First Kiss.
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- Ash's first kiss is actually given to him in the episode Abra and the Psychic Pokemon, unfortunately by Team Rocket's Jessie and James (they kissed both his cheeks while in disguise for some sort of plan).
- He was kissed in the cheek later on in Pokémon 2000 by Melody and Pokémon Heroes by either Bianca or Latias disguised as Bianca. In spite of this, he's never had an official lip-lock until Serena all but confessed her feelings to him. Unfortunately, and unlike the previous cases, Kissing Discretion Shot is in effect.
- Dragon Ball: Good-Launch is actually Goku's first kiss, as she kisses him on the cheek sweetly while he's sleeping as a kid.
- Chi-chi's first kiss is with Goku as she kisses him on the cheek after their match in 23rd Marital Arts Tournament, it's incredibly sweet especially Goku's facial confused expression. However on cheek is the only kisses Goku has gotten as he revealed in Dragon Ball Super with Goku saying he's never kissed Chi-Chi on the lips and doesn't know what it feels like despite being married to her for years and having two sons with her.
- Happens off screen with Gohan and Videl in Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon as Trunks and Goten reveal they were watching them in secret causing Gohan to get angry and Videl to become embarrassed.
- Trunks and Mai in Dragon Ball Super however the camera pans away before we see them lock lips.
- Parodied to some extent in Love Hina with Kaolla Su's chart. Keitaro's first -> Mutsumi. Naru's -> Also Mutsumi (she was saying hi both times) Motoko -> a kissing robot. Shinobu -> Tama the turtle. Koalla Su -> Motoko's face is there, but it says it's her second.
- Naruto: The first meeting between the titular hero and his rival/frenemy Sasuke ends up being a Accidental Kiss when a another student bumps Naruto over from behind causing outrage to Sakura, Ino and the rest of girls in the class (this also the birth of the massive decade spanning Ho Yay between the pair). Kishmoto explained he had this kiss happen to set up Sakura having a one-sided rivalry with Naruto as she had planned to be Sasuke's first kiss only to have it stolen by Naruto. Later when Naruto yells to the other Jinchuruki he has experience with kissing only to remind himself sadly it was with a guy.
- More fortunately for Naruto, the first time he was kissed by a woman was Tsunade who smooched him on the forehead while giving him the first Hokage's necklace. Given the 50-year age difference and relationship she has with Naruto this is more a motherly action than anything else.
- As stated above Sakura had always planned for Sasuke to be her first kiss and is repeatedly denied and ignored, even when Naruto disguises himself as Sasuke with the full intention of kissing her... stomach troubles puts a stop it. Sakura is so determined she actively avoids lip-action from anyone else, including action-ducking when Rock Lee merely blows her a kiss. However try as she might, her first kiss isn't Sasuke but Naruto when she needs to restart his heart during the Final Battle.
- Hinata's first kiss is with Naruto in the final movie and with the Full Moon Silhouette while falling through the air it's one Big Damn Kiss.
- The first and only time we see Kakashi kiss anyone is a accidental one with a woman called Hanare in Filler.
- One Piece: Oda has declared to the mewling fans that will be absolutely no hanky panky in One Piece at all however thanks to circumstance at least three crewmates of The Strawhat Pirates (Sanji, Franky and Luffy) have kissed or been kissed:
- Sanji's first time is in the Davy Back Filler when he is kissed on the cheek by Porche of the villain team when he saves her from falling during the Red Light Green light game, however this causes Sanji to mess up his balance and lose the game. Sanji gets a canon kiss from Viola when hiding from Domflamingo's men, though Sanji being Sanji has the inevitable Nosebleed after the henchman pass.
- Franky gives the boss of the Smile factory Kyuin a Forceful Kiss when she yelling at him while he fought Senior Pink, according to Franky he did so because it's the most effective way for a man to silence a woman. Kyuin was flustered and angrily demanded that Franky should marry her as result, but she was ignored by the Cyborgnote .
- Luffy's first kiss to shock of everyone is from Reiju Sanji's sister who when Luffy is poisoned and dying literally sucks the poison out though his lips in a Suck Out the Poison scenario. The anime takes it Up to Eleven with the kiss going on for a full minute complete with loud sucking noise.
- Mazinger Z: In the Mazinger-Z vs Great General of Darkness movie, Kouji is going to sortie with Mazinger-Z when Sayaka stops him. He is on the brink of crossing the Despair Event Horizon, and believing he'll inevitably die in the next battle, and Sayaka is anguished about it. They look at each other for a long moment, but finally they break up without kissing. However, when that scene was replayed in the manga (the episodes written by Gosaku Ota), they DID kiss. That scene was very heartwarming, but their relationship after the kiss was awkward for a while (since Kouji did now know how dealing with them being an Official Couple).
- Berserk: Many fans believe Guts's first kiss with Casca happens at the waterfall before they make love but it actually happens much earlier when Casca falls off a cliff after being attacked by Adon with Guts plunging after hernote . When Guts drags her ashore, he performs mouth to mouth immediately which is the first time both of them, but since Casca is unconscious and unknowing at the time it can be said their later make out at waterfall is the Official Kiss for her.
- In Mahou Sensei Negima!, one of the complications of the Pactio kiss is that for most of the girls involved, it's also their first.
- Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann's first real heartwarming moment was Kamina asking Yoko to watch his back during battle. She called out his name and when he turned around, she leaned in and kissed him, saying "your rear really is defenseless, isn't it?" His surprise lasted a moment until he decided to take it further and kissed her back. Too bad the latter was also their Last Kiss as Kamina died at the end of the episode.
- Neon Genesis Evangelion: In episode 15, Asuka and Shinji kiss, but due to their personal traumas it goes awfully wrong. Asuka wanted to kiss Shinji but she did not want to look interested, in case he rejected her, so she told she wanted to kiss him because she was bored. Shinji wanted to kiss her but he could not believe she was interested in him, so he initially resisted. They went forward with the kiss but Asuka held Shinji's nose the whole time to pretend it was not a big deal in case of he turned her down. And right because she was pretending it was not a big deal, Shinji did not dare to do anything, and he remained motionless and unresponsive. The fact that Asuka was holding his nose also made it impossible for Shinji to breathe, making the kiss a more painful experience, than a pleasant one. And precisely because he remained motionless, Asuka thought he was turning her down and she ran off. Cue Shinji's self-esteem getting another blow and Asuka giving another step towards her mental breakdown.
- This was brought up again during the infamous Mind Rape scene. When Shinji came up in her head, she exclaimed "What are you doing there?! You won't do anything! You won't help me! You won't even hold me!" And it's shown that after their first kiss, she ran to the bathroom to gargle so she could hide her pain from him about his lack of warmth.
- MÄR has Ginta sharing his first kiss with Snow, and it's also her first kiss. Snow is also the in-universe expy of the girl he wishes he could share his first kiss with. Koyuki also acts as if this is her first kiss, despite it actually being another person.
- That being said, It's only technically a different person in the manga. In the anime, Snow is a fragment of Koyuki's soul raised in MÄR Heaven who manages to merge back into one being at the end of the anime. So technically, she's right to think it's her first kiss.
- Dio steals Jonathan's girlfriend Erina's first kiss in JoJo's Bizarre Adventure. This starts a Humiliation Conga - his.
- Parodied to hell and back in Kodomo no Omocha. Sana's first kiss is with Akito, who kisses her in public. Akito's first kiss had been given as a kindergartener for 60 yen. Later, he finds out that the story of the first kiss ruined the kissed girl (Fuuka)'s love story.
- The World God Only Knows:
- Most of the girls that Keima had captured most likely had their first kiss taken by Keima when he kissed them to capture the runaway spirits inhabiting their bodies. By that prospect, when Keima took Tenri's first kiss, he also took Diana's first kiss. And later on when he did the same with Tsukiyo, he took Vulcan's first kiss. And Keima's First Kiss was taken by Ayumi, the first girl he captured in the beginning of the series.
- There's a complicated example in a later chapter. Keima takes Chihiro to a secluded spot, and when the moment is right, pushes her down on a bench and gets on top of her. She mentions "It's my first time," but she means the kiss that's coming. The problem is, it's not her first kiss, which he knows for a fact because he's the one who kissed her. And the entire reason he was pursuing her was because he thought she remembered that, which would mean she was immune to the memory-wipe, which would mean she had a goddess inside her. He figures this all out in seconds, and realizes it means he has the wrong girl.
- Ranma ˝:
- Ranma from Shampoo, much to Akane Tendo's ire.
- In the girl form Ranma's first kiss was forced upon him by a guy he hated: Handsome Lech Mikado Sanzennin. While he was transformed into a girl. Poor Ranma runs away screaming and crying, and Akane doesn't blame him at all.
- If one counts the time Akane kissed "P-Chan" on his snout, then her first kiss was unintentionally with Ryoga. (No wonder Ranma was furious.) She seems to consider her first kiss to have been with Ranma while he was under the Cat-Fist.
- In Code Geass, Shirley and Lelouch's First Kiss is played for drama; she has just learned her father's been killed, and being emotionally unstable at the time, she kisses Lelouch. She later apologises for it once she's calmed down a bit, saying it wasn't fair on him, and remarks on the irony that despite her long-time crush on him, she can't even be happy that they finally kissed. The fact that, unbeknownst to her, Lelouch is the one who killed her father doesn't make things any better.
- Near the end of the first season, Lelouch gets another First Kiss from C.C, though the psychic powers she uses by physical contact make it unclear what her reasons for doing this are. Still, it's very undeniably one of their main Ship Tease moments.
- In R2, thanks to several rounds of altered memories, Shirley thinks she gets her First Kiss from Lelouch. However, since it's actually Sayoko in disguise, this actually means that their First real Kiss is also their Last Kiss.
- And at the end of R2 Lelouch also gets a first (and only) kiss from Kallen, both for the latter to convey her true feelings and to gain a reaction out of Lelouch. This was particularly significant since Kallen was very sensitive about giving her first kiss, as shown during the first season's Cat Hunt episode.
- The Pursuit of Harimao's Treasure: Lupin spends as much time trying to win Diana's affections, as he does searching for the fabled treasure, without success. Still, it wasn't a total loss, since he managed to steal a kiss. Judging by the way she caressed the area of her cheek, where he kissed her, and the way she smiled, afterward, it's implied to have been her first.
- Nanoka from Koi Kaze pulls Koshiro into a kiss, then laments, "It's gone! My first kiss!"
- In Infinite Stratos Laura took the initiative of stealing Ichika's first. While still aboard her IS. In front of the entire class AND the members of his harem. While loudly declaring that ichika (the male protagonist) is her wife. Needless to say, the other girls were not happy.
- In Full Metal Panic!, Kaname's first kiss is "stolen" by Leonard Testarossa, a fact which upsets her greatly and leads to a good deal of nervousness around her love interest Sosuke. In later novels, when the two of them are finally able to confess their feelings for each other, Kaname promises that they'll share a kiss when they get back together; it finally happens six months later in-story, at the very end of the series, in front of all their cheering classmates.
- Girls Bravo: Kosame gets injured while trying to save Kirie, by taking a punch from Lilica for her. Kirie was so touched by Kosame's gesture, that she embraces her and was relived to see she hadn't been seriously injured. Kosame took as an open invitation to slip her the tongue, which Kirie lamented as having been her first.
- Wandering Son:
- Maho kisses her boyfriend for the first time when he visits her while she's sick. Maho mentions that maybe he caught her cold, as his voice is breaking.
- Much later her sister Nitori kisses her girlfriend Anna while walking her home one day, also while sick. This is despite the two having been a couple for at least three in-series years at that point.
- In Sand Chronicles, Ann and Daigo share their first one together on the bus ride home from a field trip after more or less admitting their feelings to each other. Fuji also shares his first kiss with Ann after her birthday, despite knowing she's taken, and Shiika shares hers with Daigo after he has a falling out with Ann.
- Played with in Baccano!; Jacuzzi Splot and Nice Holystone had been lovers for ten years, but it wasn't until the Flying Pussyfoot incident that they ever actually kissed. Jacuzzi, of all people, is the one who instigates the kiss...because he's going off to fight the leader of the Lemures and is convinced that he's never coming back (don't worry, he turns out fine).
- Ojisan And Marshmallow: Done accidentally between Higi-san and Wakabayashi-san's brother, while overcome with emotion. He only meant to hug his sister, except he overshot the target. Whoops.
"My first kiss tasted of marshmallow..."
- It's very strongly implied in Macross (and its counterpart, Robo Tech First Generation) that the infamous "Hikaru kisses Misa in front of a Zentraedi audience" deal doubles as Hikaru's first kiss.
- Shimoneta: In episode 4, Tanukichi lands on top of Anna, after being struck by one of her stalkers. Because it was her first ever kiss, along with Tanukichi's knee being pressed against her pelvic region, it set off her pent-up hormones like an "ON" switch.
- Bladedance of Elementalers: In the end of Volume 1/episode 4, Claire kisses Kamito to motivate him, making it a first kiss for both. Later Est, Ellis, Restia, Rinslet and Fianna also get their first kiss by Kamito.
- Extremely twisted subversion: In Green Lantern, (enemy) Sinestro Corps member Karu-Sil's origin story looks like it's leading up to this (alien girl's parents are dead, alien girl is taken in by pack of local predators, alien girl meets alien boy)... right up until she caves in his skull with a rock and splits the body with the aforementioned pack of predators. Although we should have seen that coming as she has no lips.
- Another subversion: Rogue from the X-Men had her powers emerge during her first kiss, putting the boy in a permanent coma. Ouch.
- Played beautifully straight with one of the first encounters Robin (Dick Grayson) has with Bat Girl basically it was◊ a "Shut Up" Kiss.
- In the Spider-Man comics, Issue #143, Peter and Mary Jane Watson share their very first kiss in a mostly empty section of JFK airport (well mostly empty sans Robbie Robertson whom was there too, reading a newspaper, teeth gripping tightly onto a smoking pipe with a wide, cheerful grin on his face) before Peter went on assignment in France. MJ reacts in surprise with, "Wow, why didn't you ever tell me you could kiss!", Peter bursting into cheerful laughter, by far the happiest and most carefree we've seen him in many an issue. Later on, when it all finally sinks in, MJ utters, as Peter's plane takes off, "Far freaking out." (made even funnier by the fact the kiss was her idea).
- In a Garfield strip, Jon recounts his first kiss, which - true to his nature - ended in a catastrophe, when his braces locked with hers.
- A Crown of Stars: Shinji and Asuka's failed first kiss gets brought up constantly. Shinji, Asuka and other characters often discuss what could have changed if Shinji had got the hint or Asuka had expressed her desire plainly.
- Advice and Trust:
- Shinji and Asuka's first kiss happened in chapter 1. Unlike what happened in canon, where their kiss went awry due to a lack of communication and understanding between both, Shinji accidentally put his hands on Asuka's hips which led to their kissing intensifying, and a Relationship Upgrade after a much needed heart-to-heart talk.
- Rei's first kiss was with Kensuke, back before she realized the implications of kissing people.
- Kaworu's first kiss was with Rei during the Christmas party under the mistletoe (Rei stated it was meant to be platonic).
- The Child of Love: Asuka and Shinji's first kiss had been pretty awkward due to their inexperience and Asuka using a bad excuse to kiss Shinji (alleging she was bored). So that when she approached him saying she was bored again Shinji was pretty wary of it.
- Evangelion 303:
- Shinji and Asuka got their first kiss after their first time. Asuka was teasing Shinji, and when he took her seriously, she laughed, told him "chill out" and kissed him.
- And Rei and Kaworu in chapter 16 after she angrily demanded him making up his mind.
- HERZ: As they are celebrating her fifth anniversary Asuka remembers her and Shinji’s first kiss and how awkward it was.
- Last Child of Krypton: Shinji and Asuka had their first kiss in chapter 12 of the original after he had told his past's secrets , and in the chapter 9 of the rewrite after she finally got over her crush on Kaji and acknowledged her feelings towards him.
- The One I Love Is: In chapter 5 Shinji and Asuka kiss during their first date after Asuka challenged Shinji to kiss her.
- The Second Try: Due to the complexities inherent to time travel, Shinji and Asuka kissed for first time in chapter 10 "Repeat", after Shinji visited his mother's grave.
- Shinji And Warhammer 40 K: In chapter 13 Asuka is very pained and upset. Not knowing how else helping her, Shinji kisses her. The narration explicitly points out that it was their first kiss.
- Superwomen of Eva 2: Lone Heir of Krypton: Shinji and Asuka kissed in chapted 19 after Shinji confessed.
- Thousand Shinji: Shinji and Asuka kissed for first time in Unit 02's entry plug in chapter 4. Unfortunately it went awry, and Shinji could not help to think maybe it would have gone differently if he had been more responsive.
- This trope is combined with "Shut Up" Kiss and Big Damn Kiss in Rainbow in the Dark
- A truly memorable example occurs in A Pleasant Surprise. Not only is it the protagonist's first kiss ever, but it also triggers the Love Confession.
- A heartwarming and particularly interesting example of this trope occurs in Relax. Even though the main couple has had sex many times, this is the first time that they've kissed.
- Some Semblance of Meaning: As Vale, the heroine, is about to leave District Twelve to go into the Hunger Games, she reflects on all of the things she will never get to experience, including that she would never get to kiss a boy. This isn't true—she gets her first kiss from Obsidian, right in the middle of the arena. Although she doesn't exactly appreciate it at first.
- Empath and Smurfette had theirs near the end of the Empath: The Luckiest Smurf novel, which Papa Smurf saw as a sign that they would become soulmates...an event that takes place in the epilogue and in "Empath's Wedding".
- In the first two arcs of Olivine Romance, Jasmine forces Morty through trial after trial to win her First Kiss. He succeeds.
- In the story Dei Fabula, Viole's more creative way of removing the parasite out of Yihwa causes him to steal this from herNote .
- A Salaryman In Nobunas Court: The main protagonist gets his taken by a gender bent, loli version of Date Masamune.
- In My Little Pony: Rock Is Magic, Teenybopper gives Light My Fire a three hour lecture preparing her for her first kiss.
- In Recoil, a time-displaced Taylor resembles her mother so closely that Anne-Rose's girlfriend Andrea mistakes one for the other. Smooch.
- In Children of an Elder God, Shinji and Asuka kissed for first time in chapter 16:
"Have you ever been on a date before?"
"Well, you do know how a date ends, right?"
He blinked. "Umm...no."
A second later, she was right in front of him.
"It's supposed to end with a kiss." Before he knew what hit him, her lips met his. He nearly fell down from surprise. Then she was back at a more normal distance.
- Invoked in chapter 11 of Neon Genesis Evangelion: Genocide, when Shinji remembers his and Asuka’s first kiss and ponders that it went horribly.
- Son Of The Seven Kingdoms has William and Arya have their first kiss when they're reunited after she's rescued from King's Landing.
Films - Animated
- In Disney's Aladdin, Aladdin's and Jasmine's first kiss on the balcony indicates their growing love for each other.
- In general, first kisses in Disney movies are very important and often double as True Love's Kiss.
- In Tangled, after two Near Kisses, Rapunzel kisses Flynn after he's revived from the dead — rather like her mother kissed her, only on the mouth. Flynn pulls her closer and starts to show how it's done.
- Frozen: Anna and Kristoff have theirs at the end.
Films — Live-Action
- In The Goonies, Andi intends to have her first kiss with Brand but in the darkness, and with her eyes closed, she accidentally kisses his younger brother Mikey instead. She really does believe it was Brand until later, when she gets another chance to kiss him and confirms that only Mikey has braces.
- The 2002 Spider-Man film, the famous upside-down in the rain first kiss between Peter Parker and his lifelong sweetheart Mary-Jane Watson. After being saved twice by the hero, MJ rewarded him with a long and passionate kiss. MJ did not know this was actually her first kiss with Peter, not knowing he was Spider-Man — until she realized it retroactively in the sequel.
- The 2005 film Just Friends, the first kiss between Darla & Samantha James, Mike Brander & Samantha and Chris Brander & Jamie Palamino.
- The first kiss between Alejandro (Zorro) and Eléna in The Mask of Zorro. After beating her in their sword duel Zorro kissed Eléna big time. Both because he loved her and to daze her into no longer wanting to fight.
- In Skipped Parts, our hero Sam is on a date with a nice Naďve Everygirl as a favor to the girl he likes. While watching a movie she asks him for a kiss. Sam, thinking that as a socially awkward teen this is his only chance at a first kiss, he holds her closer and passionately kisses her for about 7 seconds before she bites his tongue. She promptly says sorry saying that was her first kiss as well and she wasn't expecting it to be so... intense yet asks him for another. A jock two seats away voices his approval to Sam ("Woof. Down boy.").
- We're the Millers: Kenny admits that he never kissed a girl before, so he is a given Practice Kisses from his "mother" and "sister".
- Never Been Kissed serves as the Trope Namer. It's about a 25 year-old journalist who has never been kissed. At the end of the film, she finally gets her first kiss in front of a live stadium.
- In Back to the Future, Marty's mother, Lorraine, recalls that she realized she and Marty's father, George, would stay together forever when they shared their first kiss at the Enchantment Under The Sea Dance in high school. After Marty accidentally prevents George and Lorraine from meeting, he's forced to repair the damage done to the space-time continuum by helping George win Lorraine's heart, so that the moment still happens, and Marty doesn't get erased from existence.
- In Kick-Ass 2, Mindy's first kiss is with Dave, at the end of the film.
- Hanna It is brief, and tender, and sweet, especially considering that she is an assassin trained from birth to kill who had just floored the man who tried to kiss her.
- We see the first kiss between Alexandre and Margot as a Flashback in Tell No One, when they were kids. It makes what happens to them later all the more heartbreaking.
- Harry Potter, dealing as it does with seven years over the course of some teenager's lives, shows various first kisses in all their awkwardness and complete lack of glamour, no doubt to the rage of many Shippers.
- It is said that Hermione's first kiss ("snog," as Ginny put it) was with Viktor Krum (a fellow who seems a perfect gentleman), off-camera.
- After being chewed out for never having been kissed, Ron asserts his *cough* manhood by smooching Lavender Brown after a victorious Quidditch match. Oh, so victorious.
- Harry's first kiss also happens almost off camera. He describes it as "wet", but more because his partner then was crying. He's in complete shock for the rest of the night and doesn't seem to have actually liked it. It's his second kiss that he ends up actually enjoying, and it's not with Cho, but with Ginny.
- The Amber Spyglass gives a slow, tense, and sensuous build-up to Will and Lyra's first, awkward, passionate kiss. It was a pretty powerful one, too. In short, their kiss saved the multiverse.
- Seen in Garth Nix's Sabriel when Touchstone and Sabriel begin to fall under the influence of the bell Astarael, which kills all who hear it, Sabriel exhorts Touchstone to "Think of life!" and kisses him... "savagely". Because she bites his lip as she does this, their kiss is both awkward, passionate, and bloody. It's also damn romantic.
- In John C. Wright's The Orphans of Chaos, the entire matter of first kisses is fraught — especially with the Laser-Guided Amnesia that is repeatedly inflicted on the main characters, so that some of them have several first kisses.
- In Edgar Rice Burroughs's Chessmen of Mars, this happens right after Tara's profession of love to Turan, and right before her begging him not lead her into dishonor: she's betrothed to another man.
- Percy and Annabeth's first kiss in Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Battle of the Labyrinth. When Percy was going to battle telekhines and he was in Calypso's island for two weeks after. The fans are still squeeing to this day.
- In Artemis Fowl's sixth book, this happens to Artemis and Holly, after the former had almost died and was rescued by the latter. Cue squeals from supporters.
- In Memoirs of a Geisha, Sayuri mentioned how her kiss with the Chairman was her first real kiss, despite being with other men who kissed her Anywhere but Their Lips.
- In L. Jagi Lamplighter's Prospero Lost, Miranda remembers how Ferdinard snatched a first kiss on the sea journey back home.
- A particularly heartbreaking example comes from The Book Thief. There's a running gag throughout the book in which Rudy keeps trying to get his childhood friend Liesel to kiss him. She finally does, but only after he's been killed in an allied bombing raid.
- In the web-novel Domina Laura steals Derek's first kiss, mostly to keep the other girls from fighting over it.
- In Gene Stratton-Porter's Freckles, Angel gives this to Freckles, not even realizing the significance of what she did. Freckles did realize.
- When Katniss kisses Peeta in the cave during The Hunger Games she notes that since this is the first time she's ever kissed a boy it probably ought to be a significant moment. Instead it's a stunt she pulls on live television to try and save both their lives, and the only thing she feels is that he's clearly got a fever.
- In E. D. Baker's The Wide-Awake Princess, Annie's first kiss, from Liam, is not merely the first romantic kiss she got; because of her Anti-Magic, even her family members never kissed her, since she was a child.
- In Seanan McGuire's Velveteen Vs The Junior Super Patriots, Aaron and Velma's first kiss was the night after a funeral, and enraged Yelena.
- In The Raven King Adam realizes he is probably this for Ronan.
- Will Herondale, for Tessa Gray, in the attic, in The Infernal Devices.
- In Smallville, interestingly, Clark has as much as three first kisses depending on definition, all with Chloe. The first on-screen kiss is in Hug. While Chloe always wanted to do that, she had an influence that allows her to show her usually hidden affection. Their first on-screen and fully consensual kiss is in Tempest. Right in front of Lana to boot. Then in season eight Abyss, it is revealed Chloe kissed Clark when they are both kids and after Clark just used Super Speed to find a book Chloe just lost. Aww.
- In Drake & Josh, Josh waits before explaining a Not What It Looks Like moment to thank God for getting his first kiss, even though he had tried his hardest to repel it.
- In Gilmore Girls, Rory has her first kiss with Dean at the Doose Market when he asks her for a free soda and kisses her when she leans to grab it
- In Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide, Ned wanted his first kiss to be with Suzie- along the way he's kissed by the school nurse, the Weasel Mascot and others, reacting with a loud "That didn't count!" each time.
- An episode of Cory in the House reveals that Newt pinky-swore that he would have his first kiss with his childhood crush from summer camp. At the end of the episode, that's exactly what happened.
- In the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode, "All The Way", Dawn shares her first kiss with a boy. From her reaction, he figures out that it was her first. She tries to deny, before admitting that it was her first, and babbling about how bad it must have been for him. He replies by kissing her again. Sadly, he's actually a vampire, and becomes her first staking.
- iCarly: The subject of an episode regarding Freddie's admittance of not having one and Sam mocking him for it on the air. In the aftermath of the fight about Sam broadcasting it to the world, Sam reveals that she hasn't had her first kiss either. The two end up sharing their first kiss together later in the episode. note
- Friends: Rachel and Ross's first kiss in 'TOW Ross Finds Out' actually won an Emmy award.
- In a another episode, however, it was revealed that Monica's first kiss was with Ross (it was dark, and he has mistaken her for Rachel). Pass the Brain Bleach, please.
- Chandler and Monica had multiple first kisses: Their first physical kiss was off-screen when Chandler was drunk in Season 3. Their first proper, mutual kiss was chronologically at the end of Season 4 but wasn't shown until a flashback in Season 7. And their first on screen kiss was at the beginning of Season 5.
- Despite being much, much older than anyone expected to experience this trope, The Mighty Boosh's Howard Moon gets his first kiss in Party on his birthday, and over-reacts.
- Due to the nature of the show, Home and Away has featured this storyline quite a few times. Among them:
- Maddie spent a large part of an arc trying to get a kiss from Lucas. Fortunately for her, they were both in Colleen's lame duck of a play...which Matilda salvaged admirably.
- Geoff and Melody's relationship (and a large part of Melody's character arc) revolved around this storyline, with Nicole deliberately misinterpreting Melody's description of the kiss in order to make good on a bet.
- In one episode of Frasier, it is revealed that Frasier got beaten up as a result of stealing his first kiss.
- In the episode "Cranes Unplugged", Frasier's son Frederick has his first kiss off-camera.
- The off-screen kiss between Naomi and Emily at that drunken middle school party in Skins was, according to the E4.com character blogs, Naomi's first. (All the boys she dated were too wimpy to go for it; and besides, she'd already seen Emily by then.)
- Glee had a whole episode based on this concept, called (surprisingly enough) Never Been Kissed. In it, we get to see the first kisses of Coach Beiste (with Will Schuester) and Kurt (who had his stolen from him by Karofsky).
- Couple-wise, Kurt and Blaine's kiss (and Relationship Upgrade) nearly broke the Internet.
- On Wizards of Waverly Place, this occurs as the main plot in the episode "First Kiss". Justin admits to Alex that he never kissed a girl before, but with Alex's encouragement he finally kisses his goth girlfriend Miranda. And when Justin finds out that Alex never had her first kiss either and mocks her for it, she ends up kissing a random guy in the hallway to get back at him.
- In a later episode, Zeke also has this with Harper.
- In Doctor Who, the Doctor had his first kiss with his maybe possibly wife, River in the episode "Day of the Moon". It's a somewhat heartbreaking one, however, as it's also River's last kiss with the Doctor.
Doctor: You can either walk over to that beautiful woman or go hide in your room and design a new type of screwdriver.Kazran: ...what?Doctor: Don't repeat my mistakes. Go.
- There's also the one in the 2010 Christmas Special, between Kazran and Abigail. Kazran is nervous, and asks the Doctor for advice. After telling Kazran to deliberately be Adorkable (since he will be anyway, he might as well make it part of the plan,) he then says:
- The whole point of the Happy Days episode "Joanie's First Kiss."
- On My Mad Fat Diary, Rae finally gets her first one with Archie.
- In House, a little girl with cancer expertly plays Chase to get her first kiss. Played for Laughs later when the rest of his team finds out and they treat him like a pedophile.
- Good Luck Charlie: After multiple almost kisses in the series' pilot, Teddy finally gets her first kiss with Spencer on the way home from a High-School Dance in the back of Emmett's grandpa's car in the episode "Girls Ask Guys".
- Manny gets what is apparently his at the beginning of the Modern Family episode "Party Crasher", with both him and the young woman unaware that his family is on the other side of the darkened room, waiting for the lights to go on so they can give him a surprise birthday party.
- In House of Anubis it is revealed that Patricia kissing Eddie was actually Patricia's first time kissing anybody, leading for her to avoid Eddie after it happened. Her own best friend was shocked to discover this.
- Eerie Indiana had Marshall's first kiss at the beginning of "Heart on a Chain" in a graveyard with the rest of the episode explaining How We Got Here
- Mulder and Scully finally kiss in season 7's "Millenium." And despite having teased this ship relentlessly for years, the promos for the episode revealed nothing.
- Used humourously in an episode of Neighbors. Sunny helps Ringo with his love letters to Donna, but Donna finds out and becomes extremely furious. However, she eventually forgives Sunny and kisses her. Sunny then shouts out that Donna "stole" her first kiss.
- Daredevil: After a lot of ship teasing throughout season 1 and the first part of season 2, "Penny and Dime" sees Matt Murdock and Karen Page end their day of tracking down Frank Castle by sharing a passionate first kiss in the rain.
- It was never clear with the retro graphics when Mario saves Peach at the end of the early games but Super Mario 64 marks the first time you can see Peach kiss Mario clearly enough, though it's on the nose.
- Zelda kisses Link for the first time in The Adventure of Link but it's cruelly hidden by a curtain.
- Many fans of Tifa and Aerith may be pissed to learn that neither girls are Cloud's first kiss, which goes to Yuffie who pecks Cloud's cheek if she's the date at the Gold Saucer in Final Fantasy VII.
- Although it might not be for Rinoa (considering her previous relationship with Seifer), it probably is for Squall at the end of Final Fantasy VIII.
- Final Fantasy X. Simply the most exaggerated, beautiful and physics-challenging first kiss ever.note
- The Sims 2 has animations for most milestones in a Sim's life- including a levitating first kiss.
- Lara Croft technically gets two in the 2013 reboot.
- Her first lip-lock actually happen when she's unconscious when Roth is giving her CPR after the helicopter crash.
- Jade Empire has a well-animated scene that is suggested to be the player's first kiss, heavily implied to be Dawn Star's if she is the girl, almost outright stated to be Silk Fox's if she is, and definitely not Sky's.
- In Fragile Dreams, Seto's is stolen by Crow, who apparently thought that it's typical for friends to kiss since he read it in a book. This makes them best friends.
- Every heroine is rather romantically naive in Canvas 2 and generally has never even kissed before. Hiroki, though, is not a virgin. Of course.
- Skies of Arcadia: Legends: Seen at the end of Vyse and Aika's 'PC'note on the night before the battle with the Hydra Fortress, assuming his swashbuckler rating is high enough. If it isn't, Aika will simply thank Vyse for making her feel better and return to bed. Otherwise, choosing the correct responsenote will cause her to give him his first kiss... on the cheek.
- Until Dawn a small total of two, the first one is optional with Mike and Jess she can kiss him or get him in the face with a snowball when he's distracted whether that's first kiss is unknown. The second one is a definite first time for Chris and Ashely who wishes Chris luck by kissing him before leaves the lodge with the Stranger, signifying the pair have gotten over their Cannot Spit It Out note .
- In The Dreamer, Bea and Alan kiss within the first pages of the comic; Bea and Ben kiss in issue #7.
- K'thonya from Earthsong's remnant (the only memory she retains thanks to teleport-induced Laser-Guided Amnesia) is of her first kiss.
- In Freefall, if stopping a war and saving two factories doesn't merit a kiss, what does?
- In Homestuck, when Jake has to kiss Dirk's severed head in order to bring him back from the dead, among the many other things wrong with this situation (including the Autoresponder's frustratingly flippant/flirty/matchmaky behaviour and, oh, having to kiss his friend's decapitated head) he expresses distress that their first kiss would have to happen this way.
- Magick Chicks: Tiffany gave hers to Faith, in order to cover for Melissa and as thanks for Faith's effort to save her.
- Sandra and Woo: Sandra's efforts to get a decent first kiss failed miserably for a while.
- In Slightly Damned, Buwaro and Kieri's first kiss came about after they declared their love for each other following an attack by a Seraph. It's intensely cute, and doubles as a Smooch of Victory.
- Sticky Dilly Buns: When she first appears, Ruby Larose has never been kissed. She claims to regard romance with disdain, but it soon becomes clear that she's not entirely sure of her feelings on this matter; she initially assumes that the CPR she received from pool lifeguard Andy should count as her first kiss, which leaves her very confused. Her sister Amber tries to reassure her on that point, and she goes on to have a genuine first kiss with Andy — which actually turns out to be less dramatic or significant than the trope has taught her to expect, because she's thinking about something else at the time.
- Danny and JJ end up kissing in The Boy in Pink Earmuffs. Danny's reaction every time they kiss is to go gaga and blankly smile.
- Kubera: After over 150 chapters of crushing on Leez, Yuta finally works up the courage to plant one on her... and then promptly loses control of his sura instincts and ends up eating her face. Good thing she can heal...
- In Girl Genius, Agatha's first kiss is completely spur-of-the-moment - she's pumped up on adrenaline and doesn't even seem to realise that she's kissed Gil. He certainly does, however, but they never really get chance to discuss it since they have to run for their lives right after, and then everything goes downhill quite quickly. They've had a Big Damn Kiss since, though.
- In the Whateley Universe, Jade makes a big deal about her first kiss, which makes sense since she's Japanese and fourteen and immature and loves anime. Thuban, the boy she first-kisses, is still dating her.
- In Welcome to Night Vale, Cecil and Carlos have their first kiss at the end of the aptly-titled episode, "First Date".
- In Twig, Sylvester's first kiss is from Lillian, after she initiates a Fake-Out Make-Out in order to help maintain her cover, and he immediately comments on how much fuel this gives him for bugging her later, which gives a perfect picture of their friendship.
- Across the Pacific, there's the All Grown Up! episode "Fear of Falling". Angelica is PO'd that Tommy not only had his first kiss, but that he spoiled hers as well.
- Lisa Simpson shares a first kiss with local bully Nelson Muntz.
- In "Stealing First Base", Bart kisses a girl who complains that he ruined her first kiss.
- In a later episode, it's told that Homer and Marge were each other's first kiss, but didn't know it because of some momentary physical traits (young!Homer had an eyepatch from an accident, young!Marge's trademark blue hair was brown after an 'incident' with a curler).
- Doug's first kiss was the subject of an entire episode where he was getting these mysterious Secret Admirer notes in his locker. He goes through a series of private mind games worrying about who it was, and eventually found out it was Beebe Bluff (Who is a nicer version of the Alpha Bitch). It turned out that she had mistaken his locker for someone else's, but she got excited and kissed him because they could switch places in a parade; Doug got to be next to his crush Patti and Beebe next to her intended target, Doug's friend Skeeter.
- Kim Possible has her first kiss with a kid named "Walter Nelson", and their braces lock. Her best friend, Ron, has it with a CPR dummy.
- At The Emperor's New School episode The Emperor's New Musical, Malina kissed Kuzco during the musical's ending. At the credits, Kuzco asked Malina if the kiss is real or not. Malina tricked him, saying that the kiss was just acting.
- An episode of Pepper Ann has the title character worrying about whether she's ready for a first kiss in a manner reminiscent of how television normally portrays anxiety over a different kind of first time.
- On Adventure Time, in "Too Young", Finn kisses Princess Bubblegum to turn her eighteen again. There's also a whole episode that revolves around him having his first kiss with Flame Princess, unaware that this could cause her Emotional Powers to destroy the world.
- Avatar: The Last Airbender: Just as their about to launch the Day of Black Sun Invasion and Aang is going to face the Fire Lord, Aang finally kisses Katara, this being his first kiss.note Mixed with a little bit of "Shut Up" Kiss and If I Do Not Return.
- Mae Whitman has confirmed that the two did kiss in the Cave of Two Lovers and that it was Aang's first, but Katara's first kiss was with Jet.
- In Danny Phantom, Danny's first kiss comes in the form of a Fake-Out Make-Out. Same for Sam, the one that he had it with.
- In the Race to the Edge episode Blindsided, Hiccup and Astrid officially became a couple and shared their first kiss at the very end of the episode. The kiss in Blindsided was the first mutual kiss between Hiccup and Astrid, as the previous three kisses chronologically were one sided kisses with Astrid giving Hiccup a Smooch of Victory each of those three times for different reasons.