Main Caught The Heart On His Sleeve Discussion

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10:44:01 AM Jul 23rd 2016
edited by lavendermintrose
So most of the "romantic" examples, for anime at least, don't seem to be romantic, at least not at that moment. It might play into the Ship Tease the couple has in general, but that doesn't make the context for this specific instance romantic. I don't know if the people posting those examples are trying to push a ship, or afraid of denying the ship, or what, but the division between romantic and non-romantic examples doesn't seem to be working.

There are also a lot of zero context examples.
10:14:17 PM Jun 7th 2010
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Is it just me, or does this trope seem it could also be related to Standard Female Grab Area? Maybe its opposite-sex counterpart?
10:26:11 PM Jun 7th 2010
Yes, it could be an opposite-sex counterpart — seeing as grabbing a guy's guy-specific parts is either painful or not fit for mixed viewerships...

In theory, one could grab a gal by the sleeve. But in practice, it'll be a scarf, a purse, or the arm itself.
05:38:38 PM Jun 8th 2010
Standard Female Grab Area is her upper arm, and grabbing it subdues her. Caught the Heart on His Sleeve is when a male character is immobilized by grabbing his arm. They're different in that SFGA uses physical force while CTHOHS uses emotion, but they both involve grabbing an arm to stop someone. That's why I'm thinking they could be related tropes.
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