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Suggestive Collision

"You want to get off me, or are you just getting comfortable?"
Mara Jade, Vision of the Future

When a man and a woman fall in close proximity and wind up in a sexually suggestive position. The guy finds himself in Marshmallow Hell, or the girl lands sitting on his face. It could even result in an Accidental Kiss. The lighter versions will just end with the guy copping a feel.

Needless to say, this trope is particularly likely to affect the Accidental Pervert.

Regardless of the circumstances, nine and a half times out of ten the girl will act like it was deliberate — usually that means screaming "Pervert!" and slapping him. On the other hand, she might tease him for it, welcome the advance or remark on his "boldness". It mostly depends on what kind of girl she is.

If someone walks in on them, Not What It Looks Like is all but inevitable.

A staple of Harem Anime. Sub-Trope of Crash into Hello. Thanks for the Mammary and Funbag Airbag are Sub Tropes.

The more serious and romantic Sister Trope is Literally Falling In Love.

Examples

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    Anime & Manga 
  • In the 2003 anime version of Fullmetal Alchemist, Edward tackles the thief Psiren in an attempt to subdue her. Not only did they land in a rather suggestive position, but he accidentally groped her boob.
  • In Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu, when Yuuto pushes Shiina out of the way of a falling sign, they wind up in a lewd position with an Accidental Kiss on top of it — just in time for Haruka to walk through the door.
  • Several times in Love Hina.
  • Also happens in Mahou Sensei Negima!. Ken Akamatsu is a big fan of this trope.
  • Subverted in FLCL where it looks like Naota and Ninamori are about to have a collision kiss, but instead their foreheads collide violently with each other. Then again, like just about everything in FLCL, foreheads are often used as metaphors for sexual organs.
  • Code Geass: Kallen falls over Lelouch in a suggestive position, lampshading their uncertain relationship.
    • In another episode, Suzaku ends up falling on top of Shirley. However, in this case it is treated as a total accident by both parties, there is no Ship Tease involved, and nobody walks in to find them in this position, so its only relevance for their respective characters is, perhaps, that it emphasises that they are simply good enough (platonic) friends for it not to be a problem.
  • A few times in Vandread. Hibiki walks off, then accidentally bumps his face into Jura's breasts. Happens again in the cockpit of Vandread Jura where both pilots fall over in fatigue (Hibiki keels over first, then Jura falls over him, boobs on his head). Then Hibiki climbs up a ladder quickly and accidentally smooshes his face into Dita's behind.
  • In Maison Ikkoku, Yusaku accidently kisses Kyoko when she falls from a ladder trying to replace a lightbulb.
  • In Neon Genesis Evangelion, there is an incident where Shinji Ikari falls with Rei Ayanami, causing him to land on top of her, with one hand on her breast. Being an Emotionless Girl, she doesn't react in any way.
    • It's played for awkwardness rather than comedy; the entire time, Rei is completely naked.
    • In the aftermath of a battle, Shinji and Asuka find that their Evas have run out of power and collapsed in a very suggestive position. Asuka immediately blames Shinji and calls him a perv while accusing his Eva of molesting hers.
  • Happens in Rosario + Vampire at the end of a fight between Kurumu and Mizore's moms (named Ageha and Tsurara, respectively). In an attempt to break the fight up, Tsukune is thrown at the two women — and lands in a very awkward position where his face is between Tsurara's legs and his hand is grabbing Ageha's chest.
  • Ouran High School Host Club
    • Haruhi has her First Kiss when slipping on a banana-peel, directly into the face of a pretty girl.
    • Tamaki ends up falling on her in a very suggestive position just as her father walks in.
  • Happens twice in Hanaukyō Maid Tai La Vérité episode 7. The first time was after an earthquake, Taro ends up lying face down on Mariel. The second was when the puppy Fenrir jumps on Taro and knocks him down, causing him to fall face down on top of Mariel again. They end up in an Almost Kiss.
  • Yu-Gi-Oh!: Happens to Joey and Mai in the episode "Lights, Camera, Duel." Played with though, in that Mai fell on top of him because he was catching her as she fell from a dangerous height—and instead of going for the pervert-slap, Mai thanks him for saving her and calls him an "action hero".
  • In the episode which introduces Priscilla in GUN×SWORD, she pulls Van out of the way of a collision with a rolling object, only to end up sitting on him in a very sexual looking position.
  • H2O: Footprints in the Sand has the rare facesitting variation. With two different girls, in fact.
  • Sister Princess has quite a lot of moments of Wataru and a couple of his sisters falling accidentally (and otherwise on top of each other, ending up in very explicit positions.
  • Rito from To Love-Ru is seemingly incapable of walking in close proximity with a girl without having this happen. One time Yui even tried to avert this as she's well aware of his tendency for this, which naturally ended in her being the cause of the inevitable collision.
  • Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker features one of these collisions between Galyan and Cassandra as they flee from the Seekers while chained together. Galyan earns a smack when he jokes about it.
  • Played with twice in Midori Days.
  • In Märchen Awakens Romance, when Princess Snow thaws out, she falls into Ginta and they kiss. This was the First Kiss for both of them. She's also physically identical to Ginta's girlfriend because they're two halves of the same whole.
  • Happens in Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS, the first time Erio Mondial and Caro Ru Lushe meet each other. Caro doesn't even seem to notice that she fell onto Erio boobs-first, perhaps out of gratitude for him catching her at all (she just tripped down a staircase).
  • In Rail Wars!, Haruka falls off a ladder onto Naoto and, somehow, Naoto ends up on top of her with a hand on her breast.

     Comic Books 
  • Young Avengers - during the battle with Kang, Eli tackles Kate out of the way of an energy blast and ends up on top of her. They talk about how this makes them even for Kate saving him earlier, neither of them in any apparent hurry to get up until their teammates snap them out of it.

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    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Lockout Snow and Emilie fall from a ceiling vent and she ends up face-down in his face-up crotch. He looks down at her and remarks "oh it's okay, you don't have to do that, a simple thank you is enough" at which point she leaps off him and calls him an asshole.
  • In the classic adventure flick Romancing the Stone, Jack and Joan tumble down a muddy incline together, landing in a shallow pool — with his head between her legs.
  • In Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen, Mikaela lands face-down in Leo's crotch after a space bridge mishap. Subverted in that Leo notes he'd normally enjoy having a hot woman's face in his lap, but in this case he's worried she crushed something on impact.
  • This happens in Enchanted when Giselle falls out of the bathroom onto Robert.
  • In The Proposal, Margaret makes a nude run for the wardrobe from the shower. Andrew is also naked, getting ready to take a shower of his own. Neither is looking and they walk into each other at a fast pace. He ends up on top for her:
    Margaret: Oh my God! Why are you naked?
    Andrew: Why are you wet?
  • In The Naked Gun, Lt. Drebin jumps over the queen to save her from what he thinks is imminent danger. Of course, that's not what it looks like in the front page picture.
  • The lead in Eight Days a Week does this intentionally. He's spending the summer camped out on his true love's front lawn in an effort to win her over. She enlists his help in climbing down from her window to sneak out of the house to be with her actual boyfriend. He helps, but also takes the opportunity to invoke this trope, falling down with her on top of him in a different position each time.
  • Van Helsing has Hugh Jackman attempting to save Kate Beckinsale from a flying vampire that is carrying her off, which results in her landing on him with her legs around his neck.
    • Made even funnier in the Hilarious Outtakes with two takes of Hugh Jackman lampshading it: first, he whispers for an offscreen person to get him a cigarette; second, with a gleeful giggle straight into the camera.
  • Happens in G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra when Ripcord catches Scarlett when a pulse blast destroys her bike.

     Literature 

    Live-Action TV 
  • Doctor Who: This happens to the Eleventh Doctor and River Song in "The Time of Angels".
    • Also happens with the Doctor and Clara in "The Snowmen".
  • Also happens in a Torchwood flashback, between Jack and Ianto.
  • Stargate SG-1
    • In season 6 episode "Smoke & Mirrors", after they barely escape from a bomb, Agent Barret fall atop Major Carter in an awkward position. To protect her, or so he says.
    • Also happens in season 10 episode "Uninvited", where Teal'c falls atop Vala to protect her from a grenade he threw at a monster. Vala jokes that she's flattered but they don't have the time.
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy falls on top of Spike at the end of his "Rest in Peace" song in the Musical Episode; given Buffy's reluctance to acknowledge the UST between them, she responds by fleeing. In the next episode Buffy states that she'll never touch Spike again, only to immediately throw herself on top of him to save Spike from a hurled stake.
    • In Season 7 Buffy is using Spike for a demonstration on how to fight a vampire and she ends up on top of him again. Noting the obvious UST between these two Just Friends, the Potentials ask if they're supposed to be making out with the vampires they fight.
  • Angel: Also happens between Angel and Buffy in "I Will Remember You", and lampshaded by her later.
    Buffy: The next thing I knew we're being attacked by this mutant ninja demon thing, and then we're on the floor on top of each other, and it's just really confusing being around you.
    • Justine pushes Vampire Hunter Holtz out of the way of a falling object and they lie on each other wide-eyed. The next episode implies they've had a Relationship Upgrade.
  • Mocked in an early episode of Scrubs when JD is running down the hallway to answer a page and runs into Laverne, which results in this:
    Laverne: (lying motionless underneath him) Are you planning on making this worth my while?
    JD: (removes his head from her bosom and scurries off)
  • Happens a couple of times early in Farscape with John and Aeryn. In "The Flax", John lands on top of Aeryn after the ship has a collision, prompting her to say "Comfortable? Can I get you a pillow?"
  • Averted on Firefly when Kaylee pushes Wash out of the way of gunfire and lands on top of him. He's married, she's interested in someone else, and there is no full body shot emphasizing the fact that she's lying on top of him - merely shocked facial expressions which are pretty clearly about the gunfire, not their position.
  • Gwen and Arthur end up this way at the start of season two of Merlin.
  • Star Trek: Enterprise invokes the Marshmallow Hell variant with Capt. Archer and T'Pol in "Shadows of P'Jem". Many Trekkies loudly condemned the scene, while the rest silently wished they were Scott Bakula.

    Video Games 
  • In the James Bond game Nightfire, Bond and the current Bond Girl fall out of a damaged ski lift and Bond lands on top. When the girl asks why he always lands on top, Bond replies, "Lower center of gravity?"
  • Grandia III has a scene like this with the two main characters.
  • Skies of Arcadia: Legends: Happens during the escape from Dangral Island, when Vyse leaps from the monorail, just as it collapses from beneath him, and lands on top of Aika. They not only remain in said position, Aika's gaze is set squarely on Vyse the entire time, and she doesn't object.
  • Riviera: The Promised Land, Cierra's first meeting with Ein is by landing on his face. If you choose the certain choice afterward, every other girl agree that Ein is a pervert and lose some love points.
  • In Devil Survivor 2, the first time you use the Terminal, you have a minor Teleporter Accident and wind up several feet in the air. The player character lands first and falls flat, while Makoto and Otome end up sitting on his face and hips. Makoto falls into the usual Accidental Pervert reaction mode, before realizing he clearly didn't do that on purpose, while Otome just laughs it off.
  • Happens offscreen in Resident Evil 6 when Jake and Sherry jump into a dumpster to hide from the Ustanak. We only see the outside of the dumpster, but from the whispered bickering we hear, Jake's hand(s) ended up somewhere, and his counter-accusation is that she's the one rubbing up on him.
  • Happens twice in Little Busters!, both involving Thanks for the Mammary. The first time is in Mio's route when she tries to run away in shock at stumbling upon what seems to be a yaoi scene she was 'invited to join', with Riki accidentally knocking her over in his haste to catch up and accidentally falling on her chest. The second time involves Haruka and is much smaller, with no CG, and just involves Riki slipping on a magazine in her room and falling onto her. Haruka is much more receptive than Mio, though to be fair they were already dating by that point.
  • My Girlfriend Is the President: One of Yukino's first CGs has Junichirou and her falling over in such a way that Junichirou's face is right by her crotch.

    Web Comics 

    Western Animation 
  • In Code Lyoko, a few of Ulrich and Yumi's martial art sparring ends up with them in a awkward position and blushing fiercely. Also in episode "Swarming Attack", when Yumi and Ulrich run into a building to escape a swarm of bees, Yumi falls on top of Ulrich.
  • In a particularly UST-filled episode of Teen Titans, Robin and Starfire fall down into a cave where Robin lands on top. We don't get to see their reactions since there's an immediate scene change.

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