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[[caption-width-right:350:It's the morning breath, of life.]]

->'''Naota:''' What did you do to me?!\\
'''Haruko:''' CPR. What do you think I did?\\
'''Naota:''' That's not what I meant.\\
'''Mamimi:''' Did she put her tongue inside?
-->-- ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', "Episode 1"

A character has been rescued from some sort of danger, but they are now unconscious. Their rescuer, giving up on other ways of reviving them, attempts [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artificial_respiration artificial respiration]], also known as the kiss of life. Predictably, the unconscious character awakens at the ''exact'' instant their lips press together. HilarityEnsues.

Distinct from DudeShesLikeInAComa in that the rescuer isn't actually attempting to ''really'' kiss the rescuee. See also IndirectKiss and IntimateHealing. Sometimes doubled up with some CPR for extra drama.

Sometimes happens with a pair of straight male characters, for the HoYay misunderstanding goodness.

In several cases, a character will fake drowning, in an attempt to get an opportunity to kiss a certain someone. Usually, they'll either mess it up and actually come close to drowning, or wind up with the "wrong" person trying to resuscitate them. In real life, this would never work. Lifeguards and other people trained in CPR are trained to look for signs of breathing before they ever begin. Further more, most carry a "Breath Barrier" which is designed to prevent the transfer of bodily liquids that could contain pathogens. Finally, if you are so determined to get that kiss that you legitimately stop breathing, well, [[TooDumbToLive we have tropes for that too]].

See also CPRCleanPrettyReliable and MagicalDefibrillator. Contrast with KissOfDeath.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Anime/AldnoahZero'', a flashback from episode 5 shows that Princess Asseylum pulled the trope on Slaine Troyard in the past. She helped him to get out of a capsule that was filled with liquid and then gave him this to draw out said liquid from his lungs, saving his life.
* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': After both falling off a cliff in the battle for Doldrey, Guts [[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/73/6b/36/736b3631efbe6aa48e614f0d8be50621.jpg resuscitates Casca]] he doesn't even check her pulse or push on her heart, he goes immediately for the lips. It's also [[FirstKiss first time he kissed anyone]] in the series and Casca's first time as well though she doesn't remember it.
** Guts is less enthusiastic later, when he saved by drowning by Farnese's fiance Roderick, he asks worriedly if the ship's captain kissed him.
* ''Manga/BlueSeed''. Kusanagi is forced to perform mouth-to-mouth on Momiji, who is then left with the question of whether or not it counts as her FirstKiss (worse yet, in the next episode she ends up deciding that it ''does''). This eventually leads to a cute scene at the end of the episode, when Kusanagi pretends to be unconscious just to make Momiji try to do this on him. She is far from being pleased by this, having been genuinely worried about him.
* ''Manga/DNAngel'' anime:
** In the anime, Satoshi performs mouth-to-mouth on Daisuke after he nearly drowns in the school swimming pool. Their female classmates (and [[YaoiFangirl some viewers]]) are... pretty interested in this, to say the least.
** This was used a second time in the manga -- Daisuke nearly drowns ''again'', which means Satoshi has to give him CPR ''again'' -- only Dark takes over Daisuke's body before Satoshi can, and punches him. He then has a fit over [[HoYay the implications]].
* In a ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' NonSerialMovie (''The Fourteenth Target'') Ran gives air to Conan in this manner when [[UnderwaterKiss they're both trapped underwater]]. She passes out due to it, but they're rescued soon and live. Conan is the [[FountainofYouth aged down]] self of Ran's sort-of boyfriend Shinichi ''and'' in a prior scene, he got a fortune about a kiss...
* ''Manga/ExcelSaga'':
** Parodied in the manga: several members of the Daitenzin nearly drown (it's a long story) and Iwata is ecstatic at the chance to give the kiss of life to his beautiful co-worker Misaki. Unfortunately for him, she wakes up before he can get started. However, he later does get the chance to use his resuscitation skills... on the male and decidedly unattractive Sumiyoshi. Impressive that, unlike many other examples, [[ShownTheirWork he actually knows proper emergency procedures and CPR techniques]] (not just bending down and kiss the subject). The reason that Misaki didn't [[MegatonPunch hit him outright]] is because he did strictly follows the procedures, even pointless ones like try calling for help in the middle of the sewer, making it the right thing to do even with obvious indecent intention. She only hit him later when he started babbling the usual nonsence like "At least you should've blush or something!"
** Later on, Watanabe gets stuck on a raft with his beautiful, passed-out neighbor Hyatt. He gets into a fight with his GoodAngelBadAngel because he wants to give her the kiss of life for purely selfish reasons.
** Subverted later when [[LesYay Excel and Elgala]] are both trapped in a flooding sewer. Rather than sharing oxygen, Excel simply steals all of Elgala's air.
* In the first episode of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}'', Naota is [=KOed=] after his CrashIntoHello meeting with Haruko. Haruko quickly decides to give him CPR, and here the "kiss of life" metaphor is played to the hilt as a flabbergasted Mamimi looks on.
* ''Anime/FullMetalPanicFumoffu'':
** Tessa sees using CPR on a half-drowned Sōsuke as the perfect excuse for a kiss. Despite the fact that he is breathing and semi-conscious at the time and thus does not ''need'' CPR, a fact her rival for his affections is quick to point out.
** In another episode, Sousuke inverts the trope when he fails to understand why Mizuki gets so upset over him kissing her (while posing as her boyfriend) - because he doesn't think of it as any different from CPR, which he has performed on other people many times before.
* In ''Anime/{{Godannar}}'', when mechanic Morimoto becomes gravely injured, WrenchWench Hayashi plants him with a kiss after he proposes to her. Not only does the kiss save his life, Hayashi indirectly becomes the series' ChekhovsGunman, because the [[spoiler:effects of the [[TheVirus Insania Virus]] on females can restore life through a kiss]], though this is the third time it occurs in the show: the first was [[spoiler:a resurrected Milla Ackerman waking Max back up with a smooch]], while the second is [[spoiler:Milla again with a kiss, this time with a DeaderThanDead Shizuru Fujimura]].
* In episode 4 of ''Manga/{{Gokujo}}'', after the main character Aya drowns in a pool, she is revived with CPR by Kaname and of course with the yuri themes of the show and Kaname's perverted nature, it resembles nothing less then a french kiss. Even waking up and struggling doesn't get her to stop.
* Nagi and Hayate have drifted to a "deserted island" in the ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'' OAV. She seems sure that this is (finally) her chance to kiss him. She notices that Hayate is looking at her.
* Miroku tries to do it straight (for once) for Sango in ''Manga/InuYasha''. Unfortunately, the trope runs true, and with ''his'' [[HandsomeLech reputation]], you can guess what comes [[ArmorPiercingSlap next]]....
* In ''Anime/KaleidoStar'', Sora makes a serious mistake when trying out the trapese on the set of the Kaleido Stage's latest production, The Little Mermaid. Yuri dashes in and saves her from serious injury at the last second, but still has to give her CPR. (And Ken, whos' got quite a crush on Sora, [[GreenEyedMonster is apparently pretty upset about this]].) The actual mouth to mouth happens off screen, but Sora has an interesting dream sequence about it. It's never brought up again, but from Sora's reaction when she finds out, we can infer that this ''was'' her first kiss.
* In the ''Manga/LoveHina'' manga, the girls set up a situation for Shinobu to get a kiss of life from Keitaro, but she freaks out and accidentally kicks him in the crotch before he can actually do it. Keitaro actually follows proper CPR procedure, i.e. tilting her head back and pinching her nose shut, which impresses the other girls but kills the "romantic" mood.
* One hilarious moment in ''Anime/LupinIIITheColumbusFiles'' has a [[{{Fanservice}} lightly-dressed]] Goemon attempting to revive Jigen through this after they and Lupin have washed ashore from an overnight storm. Jigen wakes up just before their lips touch and is shocked in horror of the revelation, to the point of threatening to kill Goemon. He is extremely unhappy when Goemon informs him that was not the first time he had made the attempt. Goemon's dialogue during the scene [[ExaggeratedTrope plays up the trope]], bordering on complete HoYay in the English dub.
* ''Anime/OnePiece'':
** Would technically happen more often on a world which is [[SingleBiomePlanet even more than 70 percent water]] and double so since most of the characters are [[SuperDrowningSkills aquatically disabled]] but thanks to Oda's stance on NoHuggingNoKissing ''almost''-nobody gets mouth-to-mouth action in ''One Piece''. Luffy, Usopp and Chopper usually get their stomachs stepped on to expel the water in comedic fashion.
** Mocked in [[FloatingContinent Skypiea]] when Usopp isn't breathing and Chopper is panicking.
--->'''Chopper:''' Somebody perform mouth to mouth!!!\\
'''Sanji:''' Okay!! I'll do mouth to mouth on Nami\\
'''Zoro:''' Idiot.
** Mocked again in ''Anime/OnePieceFilmStrongWorld'' when Billy accidentally knocks Nami out with his [[ShockAndAwe electricity powers]] he pulls her ashore and panics, he can't actually perform CPR since he has a bill instead of lips ('''he's a duck''') so he pecks her head a dozen times before she beats him aside annoyed.
** ''Finally'' played straight -- though subverted -- in Whole Cake Island arc, when Luffy is brought to the brink of death because he ate the skin of a very poisonous fish that normally causes instant death. But Vinsmoke Reiju [[spoiler:(Sanji's older sister)]] comes aboard and [[https://68.media.tumblr.com/7204baab96a78e0a2f9bb24eac8678d1/tumblr_inline_o7ffqwYCmx1rniz75_540.jpg lovingly]] [[SuckOutThePoison sucks the poison]] [[IntimateHealing out of his body]] with no ill effects due to her own [[PoisonousPerson poison powers]] but with plenty of pleasure since she calls it a "treat". This hilariously caused some outrage in {{Fanon}} since Reiju technically (and unknowingly, to be fair) stole Luffy's FirstKiss.
* In ''Anime/MaiOtome'', Erstin saves Nina with one of these after the latter drowns in a swimming pool. The LesYay-filled imagery is not lost on Nina (or the audience) when she finds out.
* Early in ''Manga/MyBrideIsAMermaid'', Nagasumi gets one from Masa, a henchman in the mermaid yakuza. From then on, Nagasumi treats it like his FirstKiss.
* Early on in ''Manga/PeachGirl'', Kairi spreads a rumor that he and Momo kissed, and when she confronts him about it, he claims it's true because of that one time at the beach where she rescued him from drowning and gave him the kiss of life. She points out that the lifeguard (who, by the way, was a man) did that, not her, shattering his fantasy... though he seemed pretty happy that she did later on in the episode.
* In the first chapter of ''PinkInnocent'', when Renji comes to save Kokona from a burning apartment, she, swooning, asks him to perform CPR on her. His response is simply a deadpan "I see you're fine."
* Almost invoked in ''Manga/RaveMaster'': Haru is left bedridden after his first major battle. After patching up his wounds, he still remains unconscious, so Galein Musica suggests someone gives him mouth-to-mouth. Elie immediately volunteers, but Haru wakes up right before she does. She becomes annoyed and punches him.
* From ''Manga/SailorMoon'', after Helios had used up all his energy to protect Usagi and Mamoru and presumably has died, in a last attempt to revive him, Chibiusa kisses him, begging him to do so. [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming And he does.]]
* Subverted in ''Manga/SakuraTrick'': Haruka tries to do this to Yuu while she's knocked out from faceplanting into a veranda. Yuu wakes up before she can do it, they clonk heads, and Haruka passes out. Yuu doesn't even notice.
* In ''Manga/SeraphOfTheEnd'', Mikaela Hyakuya, after being decapitated by Ferid and nearly dead, accepts his death coming to him. Suddenly, the vampire queen, Krul Tepes, instead of putting him down like he expected, bends down.....and [[https://weheartit.com/entry/221184709 kisses him]]. And unlike most other examples here, Mika's [[http://owarinoseraph.wikia.com/wiki/File:Vampire_Kiss.png eyes are open the entire time]]
* In ''Anime/SengokuOtome'', Mitsuhide collapses from smoke inhalation. Nobunaga frantically says she's not breathing and gives her mouth-to-mouth without any chest compressions. Mitsuhide revives, but since she's in love with Nobunaga, pretends to still be out so she will keep kissing her. Nobunaga ends up kissing her ''twelve'' times.
* Momoka tries to set this up in one episode of ''Manga/SgtFrog'', fake-drowning so that her crush, Fuyuki, will save her and give her [[IndirectKiss mouth-to-mouth]]. Unfortunately, she is unaware that Fuyuki can't swim, and her tactics to keep from being rescued by anyone but Fuyuki (plus some interference from Giroro) end up making her almost drown for real. In the end, she does need mouth-to-mouth, which she gets from a [[SpaceX Space]] Octopus (though she is mercifully kept unaware of this).
* In an episode of ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}},'' Zelgadis, who really was almost drowned, blushes when Amelia suggests giving him Mouth-to-mouth. Unfortunately for him, the ship's (male) Captain volunteers first. But wait, it gets worse! They immediately cut to a scene of the captain licking his lips, then later twist the knife further when it's revealed that Zel just happens to resemble the captain's late wife.
* In ''Anime/SpeedGrapher'', Kagura Tennozou's kiss can either be a KissOfDeath or a kiss of life, depeding on you having or not the Euphoria Virus in your body. In fact, when the male lead Saiga is kissed by her, he ''does'' have the Virus and acquires superpowers from it -- considering that they were surrounded by blood-thirsty enemies who want Saiga dead, it definitely saves him.
* This is exactly how Takuto, having washed up on a beach, meets Sugata and Wako (the latter actually carrying out the resuscitation) in the first episode of ''Anime/StarDriver''. Takuto doesn't remember it afterward, but Sugata cracks a few jokes about Wako's stolen [[SacredFirstKiss first kiss]], to Takuto's confusion and Wako's embarrassment.
* Completely averted in ''Anime/WolfsRain'', where Cheza (a beautiful teenage girl with a LoveInterest) willingly gives Quent (an aging man) CPR and no one seems surprised or invokes this trope at all.
* This trope is played straight in various ways in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'' when to return back to life, Yusuke must get someone to kiss him at the correct time. [[spoiler:This results in some hilarity when he sends dreams to his rival, Kuwabara, to suggest this, which Kuwabara takes as a nightmare (the actual kiss is censored in some versions). It's also milked for the the WillTheyOrWontThey tension with his love interest, Keiko, as well as the overall drama of the situation.]] In the end, [[spoiler: Keiko ''barely'' manages to arrive to Yusuke's apartment and kisses him right on time (and with less of a second to spare!), reviving him.]]
* [[TheHero Yusei]] on ''Anime/YuGiOh5Ds'' suggests that this might be necessary for [[TheLancer Jack]] after he crashes his Duel Runner during a Turbo Duel. Jack's UnwantedHarem girls are only too happy to volunteer.

* In an issue of ''Comicbook/XMen'', Northstar gives CPR to the homophobic Paulie Provenazo, with whom he was paired, to all appearances, because Jean Grey hated them both. Paulie wasn't happy.
* Played with in ''Comicbook/{{Runaways}}''. Gert revives Chase, which apparently causes them to fall in love with each other. Not that Gert will admit this.
-->'''Chase:''' ...think I got... brain damage... 'cause suddenly... you're the hottest chick... I've ever seen... ''(they kiss)''\\
'''Gert:''' I was reventilating him. Anyone who says otherwise gets fed to my %$@#ing dinosaur.
* Used and lampshaded in ''ComicBook/{{Ruse}}'', when Simon revives Emma this way and Emma promptly scolds him for "skipping the chest compressions".
* In a StarWars story called "Tides of Terror," [[GreenSkinnedSpaceBabe blue-skinned]] MsFanservice Aayla Secura falls into the waters of Kamino and nearly drowns. Thanks to the [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20071114225219/starwars/images/b/bc/AaylaKit.jpg timely intervention]] of her amphibious co-worker, Kit Fisto, she survives. Unsurprisingly, this turned out to be the start of a relationship between the two.
* Averted - in more than one way - during ''ComicBook/TheCloneSaga''; Ben is about to try this on Phil Stacy (both are fleeing from assassins hired on the behalf of the Friends of humanity) but Phil comes to on his own and shouts "Don't even ''think'' about it!". (Not that Ben had been very eager to try it.)

[[folder:Fan Works]]
* In the ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Forsaken}}'', this is done on a more spiritual sense [[spoiler: until it's played straight when Mew drowns.]]
* Somewhat literally in the ''Manga/InuYasha'' fic ''FanFic/{{Memoirs}}'' -- [[spoiler:Kogane gets revived with a mouth-to-mouth soul transfer]].
* In the ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Promstuck}}'', John practices giving CPR to Karkat in Gym class.
* In the ''Disney/LiloAndStitch'' fanfic ''[[FanFic/StarlightSeries Alpha and Omega]]'', 426 claims he saw 349 (Bonnie) and 350 (Clyde) snogging in First Aid class. 349 retorts that they were practicing artificial respiration, and insists that she used almost the whole bottle of mouthwash after that one.
* In ''Fanfic/TheLionKingAdventures'', Nala suggests that Simba gives one to Zazu in ''Dead as a Dodo''. He declines instantly.
-->'''Nala:''' How can we try and bring Zazu back?\\
'''Simba:''' It's simple.\\
'''Nala:''' Mouth-to-mouth?\\
'''Simba:''' Eww! No way! Gross!
* ''Fanfic/UniverseFalls'': In "The Deep End", in addition to Dipper's "reverse CPR" scene with Mermando, Sadie hastily gives Lars CPR when the latter bangs his head and falls into the pool.

[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Disney/TheEmperorsNewGroove'':
** {{Trope Namer}}: this is exactly what happens when Pacha attempts to revive an unconscious Kuzco (who, for good measure, had previously been transformed into a llama). When Pacha tries to explain the true nature of the situation, Kuzco refers to it as "[[YourLittleDismissiveDiminutive your little kiss of life]]" with a heavy sarcastic lilt.
--->'''Pacha:''' For the last time, ''it was not a kiss!''\\
'''Kuzco:''' Well, ''whatever'' you call it, it was ''disgusting!'' And if you'd done what I ordered you to do in the first place, we all could have been spared your little ''kiss of life''.
** Beware the pop-out llama tongue.
** Lampshaded by a cutaway to Pacha's children later in the film:
--->'''Chaca:''' Well in my dream, Dad had to kiss a llama!\\
'''Tipo:''' Yeah, like ''that'' would ever happen!
* In the epilogue of ''WesternAnimation/{{Ice Age The Meltdown}}'', Scrat wakes up from his heaven-full-of-acorns fantasy after being resuscitated by Sid, whom he viciously attacks for [[CrashingDreams crashing his dream]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/MadagascarEscape2Africa'', this is used as a diversionary tactic by Private, who pretends to get hit by a Jeep of tourists then plays dead. When the tour guide tries to administer CPR, Private and the other penguins promptly carjack the van.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* A good candidate for TropeCodifier would be ''Film/TheSandlot''. One of the boys, Squints, tries to fake drowning at the community pool to get a shot at kissing an older girl who's working as the lifeguard. Not only does he pull it off, but [[WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue in the narrator's epilogue]], we find out that he eventually ''marries'' her.
** The narrator mentions they were banned from the pool for life, and about how every time they passed by the pool she would smile and wave at them so...
* Unique example in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings: The Two Towers'' when Aragorn falls off a cliff after fighting the Warg Riders. Aragorn gets washed ashore and Arwen seemly appears, bending down, kissing life into him. It's more of a metaphysical moment as Arwen is projecting her spirit to revive Aragorn and is not actually there. (It's actually Aragorn's horse that gets him up, leading audiences to humorously believe it was the horse kissing him).
* Tragic example in ''Film/JamesBond Film/CasinoRoyale2006'' during the finale. Vesper is trapped in a sinking lift and Bond desperately tries to pull her out before she drowns. When Bond does get her out he beats on her chest and gives her mouth to mouth but sees that [[KillTheCutie it's pointless]] and consents to just kiss her one last time. A very sad moment and only second time Bond has grieved heavily over one of his many lovers.
* Played with in the movie ''Film/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'': after Amy nearly drowns, Russ performs artificial respiration. It's played straight and not sexualized - but not long after Amy has revived, her little brother Nick asks Russ where he learned how to do that. Russ replies, "French class", a reference revisited at the very end of the movie when Nick [[LateToThePunchline finally gets the joke]].
* In ''Film/HotRod'', after Rod nearly drowns during his training, Denise uses CPR on him, which he is informed of later. He asks his stepbrother Kevin if it looked like they were making out, and Kevin tells him it did, a little. Rod's response: "Awesome." He also pukes all over Denise after the CPR, at least partially thwarting CPRCleanPrettyReliable.
* In ''Film/RobinHood2010'', after Marion has been knocked out by the BigBad. Starts out as this - but once her arm comes up around his neck, all bets are off and it just turns into a snogging session. In the middle of a battle.
* ''Film/{{Johnny English Reborn}}'': [[spoiler: This is how Kate revives English when he was passed out from the drug, he starts breathing again but half conscious he asks for "more" and Kate giggling obliges. The tech guys who were monitoring English's heart notice while kissing his heart-rate has gone from flatlining to beating a mile a minute.]]
* ''Film/{{Nowhere}}'': Dingbat has a crush on Ducky, and tries to kiss him at one point, only to chip his tooth with her braces. He tries to drown himself in the pool. So she pulls him out and needs only to breathe into his mouth once in order to save him.
* ''Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture'': After Mulder pulls Scully out of her [[HumanPopsicle cryopod]] and carries her out out the spaceship, she stops breathing. Mulder performs CPR and she begins to cough and splutter and she regains consciousness.
* ''Franchise/FridayThe13th'': Done as a prank ''Sandlot'' style, complete with grabbing and rolling around.
** ''Film/FreddyVsJason'' just barely averts this. Freddy forced Jason to dream of drowning, and the unfortunate Kia almost has to perform mouth-to-mouth on him. It's ''Jason Voorhees'' (who looks like a rotting corpse underneath the mask); you can hardly blame her for being reluctant. Fortunately he wakes up just in time.
* Film/It2017 unique example, [[spoiler: when Pennywise has captured Beverly but unable to eat her since she's [[ImNotAfraidOfYou not scared of him]], Pennywise furious decides to show her small glimpse of his [[EldritchAbomination true form]] aka the "''Dead Lights''". This hypnotizes Beverly and she's she goes into a trance, none of the boys can wake her up but Ben who deeply in love with her wakes Beverly up with a kiss. This quite symbolic as in Beverly's room a copy of the ''The Frog Prince'' and other fairy tales can be seen, signifying her romantic nature and this was the way either her or Ben believed she could be revived. It's also the ultimate sign despite Beverly having mutual feelings with Bill, Ben is her true LoveInterest]].
* In ''Film/DiaryOfAWimpyKidDogDays'', Greg's brother Rodrick pretends to be drowning in a pool in order to attract the attention of Heather Hills, who's acting as a lifeguard. However, since Heather is only doing it to look good on her college applications, she ignores him and a big burly guy jumps in to save Rodrick and administer rescue breathing -- despite Rodrick clearly being both conscious and breathing while he's doing it.
* Parodied in ''Film/JumanjiWelcomeToTheJungle''. When Alex was on the verge of losing his [[VideoGameLives last life]], Bethany tries to save him by administering [=CPR=]. However, it is revealed that doing so would transfer would one of her own lives to him although she finds that it works too.
* Referenced humorously in ''Film/TheAvengers2012''. After Iron Man wakes up from unconsciousness/near-deadness, his first words are: "What just happened? Please tell me nobody kissed me."
* ''Film/ThePinkPantherStrikesAgain'' begins with Dreyfus, due to be released from the mental hospital, getting knocked in the head and propelled into a lake by a croquet ball Clouseau had launched. Clouseau 'rescues' the unconscious Dreyfus, using pumping resuscitation then moving in for 'the kiss of life', just as a matron swats him with her purse, shouting "Pervert!".
* ''Film/SuicideSquad'': After the Jokermobile crashes into the river, Batman knocks Harley Quinn out and pulls her from the wreck. Back on the surface, he notices she is not breathing and starts to perform mouth-to-mouth. As soon as he does so, she wakes up and smooches him. From the disgusted look on Batman's face, the FoeYay is entirely one-sided.
* ''Film/BlackWidow'' (1987): The female FBI agent and the FemmeFatale she's investigating first meet during a scuba-diving course where they practice this trope on each other, an early sign of their LesYay FoeRomanceSubtext.

* Averted many times in the City Watch stories of the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' series, when the Watch are trained in the Kiss of Life and Nobby seems the most eager to practice it at every opportunity -- he never gets the chance. Generally because as soon as he even mentions the possibility, most people suddenly find themselves feeling a lot better, really, that won't be necessary at all, bye now.
* [[TortureTechnician Mord-Sith]] in the ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'' have the "Kiss of Life", where a recently-dead victim with their trachea and lungs intact can be revived. It's never explained how. Made fairly squicky because usually it's used so that the Mord-Sith can ''kill and revive their torture victims over and over''. Yeah. They are not fun people.
* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has two types. The Ironmen, who worship the Drowned God and practice a type of baptism in which the subject is drowned, have developed a crude form of CPR called the Kiss of Life to revive each other. The death rites for followers of R'hllor include a kiss on the lips of the deceased, which starts to occasionally bring certain people back to life.
* From ''Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim'', Creator/DavidSedaris relates a story of when his brother was drowning:
-->"I headed back in his direction, trying to recall the water safety class I'd taken at the country club...all that came to me was the instructor, an athletic seventeen year old named Chip Pancake. I remembered the spray of freckles on his broad, bronzed shoulders, and my small rush of hope as he searched the assembled students for a resuscitation victim...and the crushing disappointment I'd felt when Chip selected Kimberly Matthews, who would later describe the experience as 'lifechanging.'"
* Played with in the second ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' light novel. When Lina wakes up after nearly drowning, Gourry says he performed CPR on her. Lina gets flustered, thinking he gave her mouth-to-mouth. However, it turns out IdiotHero Gourry doesn't actually know what CPR means, as he then goes on to specify: "I laid you down on your stomach and kicked you in the back".
* Princess Petulia does this to Roger in ''A Barrel of Laughs, a Vale of Tears.''
* In Suzanne Collins' ''[[Literature/TheHungerGames Catching Fire]]'', Finnick revives Peeta with CPR. Katniss, who is unfamiliar with the procedure, is momentarily shocked by the sight of what she describes as "Finnick kissing Peeta".

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* ''Series/{{Two Broke Girls}}'': Caroline resuscitates Max when she accidentally tripped on a wire and got electrocuted.
** A later episode shows Han teaching CPR to the diner family.
* ''Series/TheATeam'', "[[Recap/TheATeamS3E1BulletsAndBikinis Bullets and Bikinis]]". Face fakes trouble breathing after Denise pulls him out of the water, presumably hoping she'll attempt artificial respiration (aka, the "kiss of life"). When one of her bodyguards steps up to do it instead, Face's breathing trouble instantly improves.
* ''Series/{{Torchwood}}'':
** At the end of the first season finale, [[spoiler: Gwen kissed Jack after his HeroicSacrifice and he awakened. He may have just revived under his own power, though as he awoke, the first thing he said was thanking Gwen]].
** Jack does this in an earlier episode, to [[spoiler: Ianto]], who had just been attacked by [[spoiler: Lisa. Lisa is a half-converted cyberwoman, and the method of attack she used on Ianto is lethal. Jack had already died at least once as a result. Thus, we can assume that Jack actually ''brought Ianto back from the dead.'']]
* ''Series/DoctorWho'':
** Happens at least twice - Martha brings the Doctor back to life/consciousness, in Smith and Jones. Also, in the episode "Utopia", she tries this on Jack, not knowing that he can't die. The Doctor stops her before Jack can wake up, but the first thing he says? "Was someone kissing me?" Then he looks back and forth between the Doctor and Martha, as if figuring out which one he'd be kissed by.
** This also happens in "Let's Kill Hitler" [[spoiler: when River Song, after originally giving the Doctor a [[KissOfDeath Kiss of ''Death'']] with her poisoned lipstick while she was still brainwashed by Madame Kovarian, realizes what she has done, she prevents him from dying by giving him a very glowy Kiss of Life that presumably gives up the rest of her potential regenerations.]]
* [[DeconstructedTrope Deconstructed]] in ''Series/{{Good Luck Charlie}}''. Gabe pretends to faint to distract a large crowd so Teddy could sneak Charlie in to a concert. However, the only attention he gets is from a doctor who offers to do mouth-to-mouth forcing Gabe to drop the act in disgust.
* In the ''Series/LegendOfTheSeeker'', the Mord-Sith's Kiss of Life becomes a staple strategy for everything the protagonists need to do. While it does show up in the original work (Literature/SwordOfTruth) exactly as portrayed, the adaptation does it significantly more frequently. But then, as the director, would you ever pass up a chance to watch Tabrett Bethel kiss someone?
* ''Series/{{Eureka}}'' uses this in the episode "Shower to the People," when Tess's lungs are filling with irradiated expanding artificial water that got into her bloodstream, Sheriff Carter uses the kiss of life to bring her back, and then to keep her alive for several minutes. He even quips that it's "...not how I imagined our first kiss."
* ''Series/{{The Suite Life of Zack and Cody}}'': Occurs in an {{Out Of Context Eavesdropping}} when London walks in on Maddie practicing the kiss of life on a pretend-dummy Lance and thinks they are kissing.
** During a full-on dispute during the "Manager of the Month" contest, Lance throws London on Maddie's counter cart and tries to forcefully breathe into her (even though she wasn't even drowning) to prove himself. He also does this when Mr. Moseby accidentally gets covered in cake and Lance thinks the man needs help.
** London also tricks Lance into kissing her by asking for such lessons.
* The title character in ''Series/KyleXY'' jumps into a pool in an early episode without knowing how to swim and is rescued by his crush, Amanda, who is a lifeguard.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'':
** In one later episode, someone who ''really'' should be more mature freaks out when he might have to give mouth-to-mouth to General Hammond, and is profoundly relieved when he wakes up on his own. Likely a great part of the discomfort comes from the fact that this is his superior he's being forced to "kiss".
** In "Menace", Jack suggests that Daniel kiss the android girl to wake her up. Daniel just glares for a moment, then she wakes up on her own.
* In ''Series/QuantumLeap'' episode "Moments to Live", Sam leaped into a doctor who was in an operating room just as soon as the heartbeat monitor stops. When accused by the patient that he killed her, he tries CPR, which becomes a literal kiss of life. The producer watching the scene announced cut, revealing that Sam actually leaped into an actor.
* The doctor was trying to trick Divya in ''Series/RoyalPains'' into doing this.
* In the season two episode "Single Stamina" of ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'', this is shown as an example of how Barney and his brother James work in tandem to pick up: James pretends to have passed out, while Barney frantically asks nearby men if they know mouth-to-mouth, and turns down one man for not being good-looking enough.
* In ''Series/GameOfThrones'', Talisa recounts how a slave from a fishing ship resuscitated her brother from drowning using CPR, causing her to pursue a life of medicine and turn her back on slavery.
* In ''Series/BreakingBad'' Tuco criticizes Walt's efforts to perform CPR (using chest compressions only, and pretty obviously futile anyway) by shouting that he's supposed to breathe into the victim's mouth. Walt yells back that's not right and they don't teach that anymore (almost correct; see the Real Life section below for why).
* In ''Series/HeroesReborn'', Carlos saves an unconscious Farah from being tagged by a Renautas minion. He tries to wake her up with taps to the face and then tries this when that didn't work. She does regain consciousness and then subverts the trope by smirking and saying that the face taps woke her up.
* In ''Series/StepByStep'', in revenge for a prank Dana pulled on them to prove that men will fight over a girl just like women would fight over a boy, J.T. and Rich, who have caught on to the prank, pretend to still be mad at each other, and J.T. makes it look like he hit Rich in the head with a shovel, goes in to beg Dana to help revive him, and she starts to administer CPR on him, and he wakes up and pulls her in for a smooch while J.T. takes a snapshot.
* ''Series/{{Shake It Up}}'':
-->'''Ronny:''' I caught her kissing my boyfriend!
-->'''Angie:''' He was drowning! I was giving him mouth-to-mouth!

* Music/{{Sade}}'s song 'Kiss of Life' is based on this trope.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Used in a roundabout way in ''VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters 2000''. [[spoiler: Ever since Bao's arrival to the Psycho Soldiers team, Kensou has been BroughtDownToNormal... [[http://www.vgmuseum.com/end/neogeo/b/kof2kpsy.htm In the team's ending]], Bao takes a massive energy beam ''from a big-ass KillSat'' to protect the group and then [[FallingIntoHisArms falls in Kensou's arms in great pain]], begging his "brother" for help. To relieve him, Kensou gives Bao a kiss on the lips and absorbs a good part of the energy in the kid's body through it; this action not only saves Bao from a fatal SuperPowerMeltdown, but it restores Kensou's lost powers.]]
* Subverted in ''VideoGame/TearsToTiara2''. Hamil drinks lots of water after their ship sinks. Heal spells has no use and Tart is getting desperate. Kleito and Charis says he needs proper care, hardening Tart's resolve. Then she gives him a full force punch to his stomach to get him to cough up the water instead.

* In the opening scene of ''Theatre/CactusFlower'', after Igor turns off the gas in Toni's apartment, he rushes back to Toni and, finding her still alive, turns her over to give her mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. As he puts his mouth to hers, she instinctively folds her arms around him and whispers Julian's name.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* ''Webcomic/ProblemSleuth'' Hysterical Dame the titular character's DisCounterpart does this to him during the final moments of the "game" with some wake slaps for good measure.
* A frequent occurrence in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', where kissing the corpse of a dead Sburb/Sgrub player causes their dreamself (assuming the dreamself isn't also dead) to take over the body and give the player an extra life. Probably the most extreme example was Dirk's ThanatosGambit during [s]Sychronize and [s]Unite, which culminated in Jake kissing Dirk's ''severed head.''
* In ''WebComic/{{Housepets}}'', Fido gives Sabrina mouth-to-mouth after he saved her from drowning, and she [[http://www.housepetscomic.com/2013/11/18/wettest-fur-contest/ promptly barfs water in his face]].
-->'''Fido:''' That wasn't very romantic.\\
'''Sabrina:''' Sorry to '''ruin it''' for you, hon. Now get me to the Vet before I die of pneumonia.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Magellan}}'', BadassNormal Kaycee Jones is teamed with HalfHumanHybrid Fatima, who is half squid and an InnocentFanserviceGirl because she doesn't have experience with human quirks. They have to dive to the bottom of a pool with no time for Kaycee to don scuba gear, so Fatima gives her air by [[http://magellanverse.com/?p=737 kissing her and exhaling]]. The guys on other teams ''definitely'' [[http://magellanverse.com/?p=741 notice.]]
* In ''Webcomic/StickyDillyBuns'', lifeguard Andy fishes the drowning Ruby out of the swimming pool and revives her with {{CPR|CleanPrettyReliable}}. She doesn't recover consciousness before he's finished -- but [[{{Jerkass}} Dillon]] has obligingly filmed the process on his phone. This causes the virginal Ruby some confusion, as [[VirginityMakesYouStupid she's unsure if she's just had her first kiss]], until later reassured otherwise. And she ends up on a date with Andy, though rather against her better judgment.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* ''Website/GaiaOnline'' gets in on the act when [[ValleyGirl Sasha]], beachcombing on a date with Ian, finds Gino Gambino unconscious on the beach. Ian shows up at the wrong moment. [[LoveTriangle Drama ensues]].
** Though it does look like Sasha followed correct CPR procedures, like checking for breathing and pulse. HiddenDepths?
** A RIG mini-game uses and lampshades the trope in the Game Over sequence, when Lex wakes up and discovers that he's been revived this way by [[HoYay his only]] ''[[HoYay male]]'' [[HoYay coworker]].
--->'''Russell Ace:''' ''(proudly)'' And that's how CPR works!\\
'''Becky:''' [[LampshadeHanging You don't do mouth-to-mouth for a concussion!]]
* Subverted in WebVideo/SuburbanKnights when WebVideo/ObscurusLupa passes out during a battle. Both WebVideo/BennettTheSage and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic want to [[ShipTease give her mouth-to-mouth]] but they argue for so long over who gets to give it to her that she wakes up before they resolve the matter.
* Parodied in the second episode of ''WebVideo/LilyFever'', appropriately titled "There's No Way This Is CPR". Serang ''makes out'' with Kyungju under the guise of trying to cure her {{hiccup|Hijinks}}s.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'':
** In episode "Marabounta", Ulrich almost drowns at the pool after belly-flopping in the water. It is unclear whether he's hoping for Yumi to give him mouth-to-mouth afterward (he does blink, but seems still out of it). Unfortunately, it's Jim Moralès who does save him.
** Repeat incident in "The Lake", where Jim almost gives mouth-to-mouth to Suzanne Hertz... but she wakes up before his lips can make contact, threatening him with his life if he gets closer.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' episode "The Deep End", Dipper gives Mabel's mer-man boyfriend Mermando "reverse CPR" (spitting mouthfuls of water into his mouth) to keep him from drying out and suffocating. Dipper face-palms when Mermando points out he was only a few feet from the lake, and Dipper could have just rolled him into the water.
* Done on ''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'' for an in-universe television show where Arnold and Helga win a sand castle contest and get to be on the show. Arnold is playing a boy who's drowning and gets rescued by the life guards, however, Helga pushes them aside and goes straight for the kill... I mean, kiss of life. However she turns it into a kiss rather than just mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
* ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyBravo'' provides an example where Johnny attempts to save a drowning person at the beach to impress girls. His rescue attempt fails miserably and he ends up needing to be rescued. Seeing no other option, Johnny's annoying, nerdy "friend," Carl, administers the kiss of life. Johnny regains consciousness, freaks out and rushes to the ocean to wash out his mouth with salt water, knocking the person he initially tried to save out of his way and back into the ocean. Also Carl gets the girls.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'':
** In one episode, [[StalkerWithACrush Pretty]] decides to rescue Mr. Cat, who is stranded on an island. When she does find him, she offers him CPR. He points out that he is perfectly fine and doesn't need it, so she knocks him out [[BatterUp with a baseball bat]] and does it anyway.
** In Episode 113, [[TheDitz Stumpy, Smileyland's resident moron]], tries doing this to his phone after it runs out of charge.
* ''WesternAnimation/KungFuPandaLegendsOfAwesomeness''. Averted in "Chain Reaction" when Po jumps off a cliff while chained to Tigress. [[{{understatement}} She is not happy]], especially when he lands on top of her.
-->'''Po:''' Tigress, wake up! Show me how to revive you! ''[Tigress punches him in the face]'' OK, not sure that works. ''[falls over]''
* ''WesternAnimation/RenAndStimpy'' - In "Fire Dogs", fireman Ren goes into a dead faint trying to rescue [[AbhorrentAdmirer Mrs. Buttloaves]]. She gives him mouth-to-mouth, inflating him like a balloon with each breath - he comes to, gets a [[GrossUpCloseUp good look at her]], shrieks and faints again.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Stripperella}}'' gives the kiss to a supermodel who bloats up to enormous size and falls in a swimming pool (it makes sense in context... somewhat) leading one onlooker to state that if the supermodel looked like she did five minutes ago, that scene would look [[GirlOnGirlIsHot really hot]].
* Done in one of the new ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' shorts, "Cyborg the Lifeguard". After numerous attempts at trying to save a girl from drowning. Cyborg just jettisons his cyborg body (revealing a thinner frame), leaping in, trying to carry her... and end up sinking. The girl saves him instead and gives him mouth-to-mouth. Cyborg gives the screen a thumbs up.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBros'': Hank nearly drowns in the pool, and Molotov administers mouth-to-mouth. When Hank starts to respond by frenching her, she recoils in disgust. He then sees he has a visible erection, and [[TooDumbToLive exclaims in terror "My pants are haunted!"]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': After Bart accidentally falls off the school rooftop and falls into a coma, everyone gathers around the body and Groundskeeper Willie asks if anyone knows "muttin' hole-to-muttin' hole". Niki, Bart's {{Girl of the Week}}, starts kissing him giving Bart a whole fantasy about kisses before finally waking up.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wakfu}}'':
** Attempted in episode 15, with Sadlygrove on an unconscious Evangelyne. But Eva wakes up a split-second before the kiss, and instead gives Grovy a faceful of jellyfish.
** Later in season 2 he does this for real after Evangelyne nearly drowns, this time played more for drama.
* ''WesternAnimation/XMen'': In one episode, Cyclops and Rogue were fighting a Sentinel; Cyclops was knocked unconscious and stopped breathing; Rogue realised she would have to give him CPR; as she was alternately blowing in his mouth and pumping his chest, she screamed, "Come ON, Scott! Make a girl HAPPY!" Almost as though they were having sex...

[[folder:Real Life]]
* In real life, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation is no longer recommended in most cases of someone stopping breathing.[[note]]Drowning and choking are likely exceptions, but only if the airway is clear.[[/note]] The Red Cross pretty much anticipates that if someone has stopped breathing, then it's most likely their heart has already stopped. In most cases, CPR with compressions only is recommended, circulating blood to the brain and using oxygen already dissolved in the bloodstream, waiting for a defibrillator or paramedics to be present. The concept is that stopping compressions to give breaths could be enough of a delay to cause brain death. If, however, you have two people performing CPR, by all means administer rescue breaths without interrupting chest compressions.