Quotes / Rescue Romance

"When I'm in trouble, my hero will come to my rescue. I want to experience that at least once."
Tifa Lockhart, Final Fantasy VII

Any damsel that's in distress - she'll be out of that dress when she meets Jim West.

"What could I possibly be suggesting? I mean, a young woman gets saved by a dashing commander who lets her join his crew and then goes off to save the galaxy? How could she possibly develop any kind of interest in him?"
Tali'Zorah, Mass Effect 2

Donnic: Who...Ave...Aveline? You're a beautiful sight.
Aveline: (embarrassed) Guardsman?
Donnic: I mean, uh, I was on patrol and they came out of nowhere...

(After surviving an attempted bus bombing)
Annie: You're not going to get mushy on me, are you?
Jack: Maybe. I might.
Annie: I hope not, 'cause you know, relationships that start under intense circumstances, they never last.
Jack: Oh yeah?
Annie: Yeah, I've done extensive study on this.
{Later, after surviving a train crash)
Jack: I have to warn you, I've heard relationships based on intense experiences never work.
Annie: OK. We'll have to base it on sex then.
Jack: Whatever you say, ma'am.

"Well, thanks for everything, you know, saving my life and stuff."
—Rhonda (to Val, shortly before their Big Damn Kiss), Tremors

Erica: Is this going to work?
The Doctor: Trust me. I pop it in there. Machine goes ping. Lab goes boom. World is saved. You develop a pretty intense crush on me.
Doctor Who, "The Pyramid at the End of the World"