Main Rescue Romance Discussion

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12:07:08 AM May 10th 2013
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The trope pic is broken. Somebody should probably fix that.
07:45:00 AM Apr 5th 2013
If the guy tries to rescue his unrequiting Love Interest in hopes of invoking this trope, but, while she's secretly grateful, still acts the same way toward him, is that an inversion?
12:55:23 PM May 11th 2012
If we ever need an alternate title I thought of "Saves Girl, Wins Girl". Howerver that sort of implies Standard Hero Reward.
03:42:03 AM Aug 27th 2011
Please tell me from what anime the image used is? D: *Gives cookies* I've seen it long ago and loved it, but forgot the name.. T_T
02:05:35 PM Jun 28th 2011
edited by Maklodes
Nurture-the-wounded-hero-back-to-health Romance?

It seems like this Rescue Romance page is focused on the image of romance starting with the male hero rescuing the damsel-in-distress from trouble. As such, the male hero gets rewarded for being a valiant protector.

What about the image of the romance starting with a male hero type getting wounded or ill, and a caring woman nurtures him back to health? In this one, the female gets rewarded for being a caring nurturer.

I'd say it's just the other side of the gender-coin for the "valiant male protector rescues damsel in distress" thing, so it should probably go in the same trope, with a small discussion of it. However, if anyone else thinks it should be a separate trope, or if it already is (link?), then that's fine too.

UPDATE: After posting something similar in the fora, I made the edit and linked this to the Florence Nightingale Effect.
03:40:58 AM Aug 27th 2011
edited by Aryianna
I think this actually shows that the damsel doesn't always have to be the one in distress.