Playing With / Fake-Out Make-Out

Basic Trope: Two characters need a distraction, so they decide to kiss.
  • Straight: Alice and Bob enter the fortress about the Big Bad and don't want to be caught, but someone walks by, so they decide to kiss as a distraction.
  • Exaggerated:
    • They want to enter the base, but there's no-one around to watch them. They kiss anyway as a distraction, despite not needing one.
    • Alternatively, Alice and Bob kiss as a distraction... But they decide it's not effective enough, so they take their distraction one level higher.
    • Or they start doing this in the middle of the enemy base, and the guards just walk past them without even batting an eyelid.
  • Downplayed: Alice and Bob enter a fortress of a big bad which also houses a few public areas. In order to hide why they're there, they give signs they're dating. They occasionally peck on the cheek to keep up the disguise.
  • Justified:
  • Inverted:
    • Alice and Bob are making out when they are caught in the middle of the fortress.
    • Alice and Bob think they are about to get caught by two of the guards, then the two guards suddenly start making out.
    • Worried that they're about to get caught, Alice slaps Bob across the face and runs off, seemingly on the verge of tears. Bob runs off after her, either because he's in on the plan or because he's go no idea what he did to set her off. The guards decide they don't want to get dragged into it and leave the two alone.
  • Subverted: Alice suggests kissing, but Bob refuses, saying they'll sure be able to find another way...
  • Double Subverted: ...Until they're almost caught and Bob realizes there is no other way.
  • Parodied:
    • Bob and Charlie are entering the fortress when they're almost caught, so they decide to kiss as a distraction. They fail miserably, as their display attracts a crowd of Yaoi Fangirls.
    • Alternatively Bob and Alice are infiltrating the fortress. Bob proposes this and Alice misunderstands and makes out with the soldier coming around the corner. The soldier walks off dumbfounded after that as Bob tries to explain that's not what he meant.
    • Alice has an unrequited crush on Bob and insistently suggests that they do a Fake-Out Make-Out every time a distraction is called for... And quite a few times where a distraction is not called for, much to Bob's discomfort.
    • Alice and Bob are forced to keep kissing for a very very very long time.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice brings up the idea of kissing as a distraction, but Bob refuses, until the enemy soldier is near and he's forced to give in. However, just before they kiss, the soldier recognizes them and stops them from using the trope.
  • Averted: Whenever a distraction is needed, Alice and Bob never decide to kiss.
  • Enforced: "We need a good bit of Ship Tease for the Official Couple... How about we let them infiltrate the fortress and almost let them get caught, so they need to kiss?"
  • Lampshaded: "Oh no, you're not going to kiss me, are you? It probably won't even work!"
  • Invoked:
    • Alice knew she'd almost get caught, so she brought Bob with her to kiss as a distraction.
    • Alice has a major crush on Bob, and brings him along on a dangerous mission hoping to get a chance to use this distraction.
  • Exploited: Alice and Bob take a break in the middle of an enemy base to make out, then claim they were about to be captured when confronted by Bob's angry girlfriend.
  • Defied: Alice always travels alone, in fear of having to use this trope one day.
  • Discussed: "I heard Alice and Bob kissed when they needed to infiltrate the base..."
  • Conversed: "Oh no, they're kissing to distract the soldier! How can they possibly think that'll work properly?"
  • Deconstructed: Bob and Alice kiss as a distraction, but because of this, the enemy soldier immediately notices them and tries to catch them...
  • Reconstructed: ...But since they are making out so heavily, the soldier decides to leave them alone, to grant them some privacy.
  • Played For Laughs: Alice and Bob are kissing vehemently to distract the enemy soldiers. However, they are so caught up in making out, that when they let go, the entire army of the villain, including the Big Bad himself, stands in front of them, some cheering them on while others tell them to Get a Room!
  • Played For Drama: Bob has a girlfriend with whom he is quite happy, until Alice is forced to kiss him as a distraction. Although he agreed to kissing, he feels like perhaps Alice is feeling something. They drift apart rapidly because Bob begins to distrust Alice, and since he kissed his friend, the relationship between him and his girlfriend is going south rapidly as well...

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