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Playing With: Florence Nightingale Effect
Basic Trope: Someone brought another back to health. Romance Ensured.
  • Straight: Alice tended to Bob's wound. Either Bob or Alice fell in love with the other.
  • Exaggerated: Alice and Bob have never looked at each other before. Alice tended to Bob's cut finger, and before she's even finished they're rolling around on the floor.
  • Downplayed: Alice tended to Bob's injuries for months. Eventually, they fell in love with each other.
  • Justified: Alice is the only person Bob encountered who actually cared for him.
  • Inverted:
    • Alice tended to Bob's wound. Bob hates her for making him feel weak.
    • Alice and Bob are in a relationship, but when he falls ill he finds her unsympathetic and uncaring, and breaks up with her shortly afterwards.
  • Subverted: Alice tended to Bob's wound. When Bob fell in love with Alice, she tells him that that happens a lot, and it doesn't mean anything.
  • Double Subverted: But as time goes on Alice realizes she's in love with Bob, too.
  • Parodied: Bob's wound worsened because Alice is actually a terrible nurse. He just couldn't bear to send her away.
  • Zig Zagged: Alice and Bob have a Will They or Won't They? relationship, she worrying about her professional ethics and he wondering if he's really in love or just infatuated with a fantasy.
  • Averted: Alice tended to Bob's wound. Bob was thankful, but did not show any signs of infatuation.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded: "Guys fall in love with nurses all the time, dude."
  • Invoked: Alice went into nursing for the romantic possibilities.
  • Exploited: Alice knows Bob is interested in her, so starts caring for him in the hopes that the proximity and intimate environment will make something happen.
  • Defied: "Do you know how many patients have fallen in love with me? 23. This morning."
  • Discussed: ???
  • Conversed: ???
  • Implied: Bob is already married to Alice, who had always been working as a nurse. She once mentioned how she met Bob in an accident where she tended to him.

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