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* In the second episode of ''Series/LoisAndClark'', the villains all but ''invoke'' this trope in an attempt to destroy Superman. Guessing that either Lois or Clark, who are known to have had contact with Superman, has some means of remotely contacting him, they pitch Lois out of an airplane and wait for Superman to show up. Clark dives after her (not waiting to be pushed), turns into Superman, and catches Lois. Her appreciation of both Superman and the save are obvious. (The missile they then aim at Superman is of course a NoSale, but they didn't know to expect that as Superman is still new to Metropolis and hasn't shown all his powers yet.) The scene makes it into the opening credits thenceforward as an iconic Lois/Superman moment.

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* In the second episode of ''Series/LoisAndClark'', the villains all but ''invoke'' this trope in an attempt to destroy Superman. Guessing that either Lois or Clark, who are known to have had contact with Superman, has some means of remotely contacting him, they pitch Lois out of an airplane and wait for Superman to show up. Clark dives after her (not waiting to be pushed), turns into Superman, and catches Lois. Her appreciation of both Superman and the save are obvious. (The missile they then aim at Superman as he drops off Lois is of course a NoSale, but they didn't know to expect that as Superman is still new to Metropolis and hasn't shown all his powers yet.) The scene catch makes it into the opening credits thenceforward as an iconic Lois/Superman moment.


* In the second episode of ''Series/LoisAndClark'', the villains all but ''invoke'' this trope in an attempt to destroy Superman. Guessing that either Lois or Clark, who are known to have had contact with Superman, has some means of remotely contacting him, they pitch Lois out of an airplane and wait for Superman to show up. Clark dives after her (not waiting to be pushed), turns into Superman, and catches Lois. Her appreciation of both Superman and the save are obvious. (The missile they then aim at Superman is of course a NoSale, but they didn't know to expect that as Superman is still new to Metropolis and hasn't shown all his powers yet.)

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* In the second episode of ''Series/LoisAndClark'', the villains all but ''invoke'' this trope in an attempt to destroy Superman. Guessing that either Lois or Clark, who are known to have had contact with Superman, has some means of remotely contacting him, they pitch Lois out of an airplane and wait for Superman to show up. Clark dives after her (not waiting to be pushed), turns into Superman, and catches Lois. Her appreciation of both Superman and the save are obvious. (The missile they then aim at Superman is of course a NoSale, but they didn't know to expect that as Superman is still new to Metropolis and hasn't shown all his powers yet.)) The scene makes it into the opening credits thenceforward as an iconic Lois/Superman moment.

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* In the second episode of ''Series/LoisAndClark'', the villains all but ''invoke'' this trope in an attempt to destroy Superman. Guessing that either Lois or Clark, who are known to have had contact with Superman, has some means of remotely contacting him, they pitch Lois out of an airplane and wait for Superman to show up. Clark dives after her (not waiting to be pushed), turns into Superman, and catches Lois. Her appreciation of both Superman and the save are obvious. (The missile they then aim at Superman is of course a NoSale, but they didn't know to expect that as Superman is still new to Metropolis and hasn't shown all his powers yet.)


* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': Happens once when [[HookerWithAheartOfGold heroic prostitute Luca]] falls off the tower of conviction but she is caught by a KnightInShiningArmour on a horse... [[DemBones the Skull knight in fact]]. Luca assumes she died and he's the Grim Reaper but Skull Knight assures she is not dead and protects her from a few demons, Luca's charming personality, was even noticed by the ancient knight who usually cares little for human matters beside Guts.

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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': Happens once when [[HookerWithAheartOfGold heroic prostitute Luca]] falls off the tower of conviction but she is caught by a KnightInShiningArmour on a horse... [[DemBones the Skull knight in fact]]. Luca assumes she died and he's the Grim Reaper Reaper, but Skull Knight assures her she is not dead and protects her from a few demons, Luca's charming personality, was even noticed by the ancient knight who usually cares little for human matters beside Guts. demons.



** In the Anime/OnePieceFilmStrongWorld this inverted slightly as Sanji after beating [[KillerGorilla Scarlet]], jumps to catch a falling Robin but living skeleton Brook comes out of nowhere and catches Robin, while Sanji gets a rough landing.
-->'''Sanji''' You shitty skeleton, you stole the best part I'll skin you alive.
--> smashes into the ground
-->'''Brook''' He does know I have no skin?

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** In the Anime/OnePieceFilmStrongWorld this inverted slightly as Sanji after beating [[KillerGorilla Scarlet]], jumps to catch a falling Robin Robin, but living skeleton Brook comes out of nowhere and catches Robin, while Sanji gets a rough landing.
-->'''Sanji''' You shitty skeleton, you stole the best part part! I'll skin you alive.
--> smashes
alive.\\
''(smashes
into the ground
-->'''Brook'''
ground'')\\
'''Brook'''
He does know I have no skin?


Another old variation is for a man to be the waiting arms beneath the windows of a burning building, when a mom decides that her baby would have a better chance of surviving if she tossed it. More intense drama, no romance (unless the mom survives, is single, and is sufficiently impressed).

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Another old variation is for a man to be the waiting arms beneath the windows of a burning building, building when a mom decides that her baby would have a better chance of surviving if she tossed it. More intense drama, no romance (unless the mom survives, is single, and is sufficiently impressed).



* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': Happens once when [[HookerWithAheartOfGold heroic prostitute Luca]] falls off the tower of conviction but she is caught by a KnightInShiningArmour on a horse... [[DemBones the Skull knight in fact]]. Luca assumes she died and he's the Grim Reaper but Skull Knight assures she is not dead and protects her from a few demons, Luca's charming personalty, was even noticed by the ancient knight who usually cares little for human matters beside Guts.

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* ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'': Happens once when [[HookerWithAheartOfGold heroic prostitute Luca]] falls off the tower of conviction but she is caught by a KnightInShiningArmour on a horse... [[DemBones the Skull knight in fact]]. Luca assumes she died and he's the Grim Reaper but Skull Knight assures she is not dead and protects her from a few demons, Luca's charming personalty, personality, was even noticed by the ancient knight who usually cares little for human matters beside Guts.



** It happens a few times in [[Manga/DragonBall early in the series]], first time was when Bulma falls out of a exploding vehicle, Goku caught her with ease amusing considering Goku was half her size at the time. An another time Bulma was falling, it was Yamcha who caught her but due to his shyness around beautiful women he dropped her immediately.
** Goku does this his wife Chi-Chi later in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when he wakes up after recovering from the hear virus, Chi-Chi is so overjoyed she hugs him Goku responds in kind by [[TwirlOfLove spinning her around]] and even throwing her up in the air ([[DoesntKnoHisOwnStrength a little too high]]) and catching her. It's a sweet moment.

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** It happens a few times in [[Manga/DragonBall early in the series]], the first time was when Bulma falls out of a an exploding vehicle, Goku caught her with ease amusing considering Goku was half her size at the time. An another Another time Bulma was falling, it was Yamcha who caught her but due to his shyness around beautiful women women, he dropped her immediately.
** Goku does this his wife Chi-Chi later in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when he wakes up after recovering from the hear heart virus, Chi-Chi is so overjoyed she hugs him Goku responds in kind by [[TwirlOfLove spinning her around]] and even throwing her up in the air ([[DoesntKnoHisOwnStrength ([[DoesNotKnowHisOwnStrength a little too high]]) and catching her. It's a sweet moment.



* ''Manga/OnePiece'' this trope happens a lot, strange considering the author stand on NoHuggingNoKissing, here's the most notable examples:
** Sanji adores this trope, he does it most frequently with Nami. First time was in the anime when the crew was traveling upwards To [[FloatingContinent Skypeia]], all the weaker crewmates need to be grabbed before they fly away. Robin catches Chopper, Zoro keeps Usopp down with his foot and Sanji catches Nami his arms-bridal style, Sanji is overjoyed but Nami is too focused on the the travel upwards to even notice.
*** Sanji does it again with Porche in Davy Back arc {{Filler}} despite her status as enemy and she even kisses his cheek in thanks, though this make them both loose the game.
*** Sanji catches Nami in the first [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrGDMmc0Syg trailer]] for VideoGame/OnePiecePirateWarriors. While Usopp, Chopper and Buggy get a rougher landing.

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' this trope happens a lot, strange considering the author stand on NoHuggingNoKissing, here's the most notable examples:
''Manga/OnePiece'':
** Sanji adores this trope, he does it most frequently with Nami. First The first time was in the anime when the crew was traveling upwards To [[FloatingContinent Skypeia]], all the weaker crewmates need to be grabbed before they fly away. Robin catches Chopper, Zoro keeps Usopp down with his foot and Sanji catches Nami his arms-bridal style, Sanji is overjoyed but Nami is too focused on the the travel upwards to even notice.
*** Sanji does it again with Porche in Davy Back arc {{Filler}} despite her status as an enemy and she even kisses his cheek in thanks, though this make makes them both loose lose the game.
*** Sanji catches Nami in the first [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrGDMmc0Syg [[https://youtu.be/GrGDMmc0Syg?t=50 trailer]] for VideoGame/OnePiecePirateWarriors. While Usopp, Chopper Chopper, and Buggy get a rougher landing.



** Luffy catches Vivi when she's dropped off a palace by [[BigBad Crocodile]], while Riding a Falcon-man too. It's moment that is flash backed to a lot in the anime and taken UpToEleven in the movie.

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** Luffy catches Vivi when she's dropped off a palace by [[BigBad Crocodile]], while Riding a Falcon-man too. It's a moment that is flash backed flashbacked to a lot in the anime and taken UpToEleven in the movie.



** In the Dressrosa Arc [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Leo the Dwarf]] does this with Dwarf Princess Mansherry (they're more like pixies really). Mansherry has a strong crush on Leo, and much to the princess's delight Leo saves her and catches her in his tiny arms, but Leo then claims she's gotten heavier getting her angry. In fact Leo is oblivious to fact she has feelings for him and gets angry when she asks for him to carry her away (thinking she's being selfish).

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** In the Dressrosa Arc [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter Leo the Dwarf]] does this with Dwarf Princess Mansherry (they're more like pixies really). Mansherry has a strong crush on Leo, and much to the princess's delight Leo saves her and catches her in his tiny arms, but Leo then claims she's gotten heavier getting her angry. In fact fact, Leo is oblivious to fact she has feelings for him and gets angry when she asks for him to carry her away (thinking she's being selfish).



** In Wano Arc {{Filler}} Luffy plays this straight, [[https://youtu.be/7GEvqUeZsG8?t=132 catching Boa Hancock in his arms while escaping poisonous gas]].



* In the manga Aventura, Soela falls out of a floating platform in a magic library and lands in hero Lewin Randit's arms. Unfortunately Lewin's just a kid like her, doesn't have the strength to catch a falling girl and keep his balance, and just happened to be standing at the edge of a long staircase.

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* In the manga Aventura, Soela falls out of a floating platform in a magic library and lands in hero Lewin Randit's arms. Unfortunately Unfortunately, Lewin's just a kid like her, doesn't have the strength to catch a falling girl and keep his balance, and just happened to be standing at the edge of a long staircase.



* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lH7EYLWHT4Q does it]] almost flawlessly, [[AdventurerArchaeologist Indy]] is trapped in a AncientTomb while [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]] are making off with the Arc of the Convenient and they decided to drop Indy's OldFlame Marion on top him. Toht pushes Marion into the tomb, Marion manages to catch a nearby Anubis statue to save her fall but the statue cracks and she falls again but this time from a shorter height allowing Indy catches her in his arms safely. But Marion still angry at Indy for leaving her behind earlier in the movie, struggles out of his hold only to notice the [[SnakePit snakes that are everywhere]], and promptly scramble up onto his shoulders much to Indy's annoyance.
** This scene is parodied in VideoGame/LegoIndianaJones Marion is dropped into the tomb and Indy hold outs his small Lego arms to catch her, but Marion crashes to floor unharmed, but angry at Indy.
* ''Film/DirtyDancing'', the most iconic moment in the movie. And it gets away with because "the running catch" is a actual dance move professional dancers do.

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* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lH7EYLWHT4Q [[https://youtu.be/lH7EYLWHT4Q?t=31 does it]] almost flawlessly, [[AdventurerArchaeologist Indy]] is trapped in a an AncientTomb while [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]] are making off with the Arc of the Convenient and they decided to drop Indy's OldFlame Marion on top him. Toht pushes Marion into the tomb, Marion manages to catch a nearby Anubis statue to save her fall but the statue cracks and she falls again but this time from a shorter height allowing Indy catches her in his arms safely. But Marion still angry at Indy for leaving her behind earlier in the movie, struggles out of his hold only to notice the [[SnakePit snakes that are everywhere]], and promptly scramble up onto his shoulders much to Indy's annoyance.
** This scene is parodied in VideoGame/LegoIndianaJones ''VideoGame/LegoIndianaJones'' Marion is dropped into the tomb and Indy hold holds outs his small Lego arms to catch her, but Marion crashes to floor unharmed, but angry at Indy.
* ''Film/DirtyDancing'', the most iconic moment in the movie. And it gets away with because "the running catch" is a an actual dance move professional dancers do.



* Brilliantly played with in ''Film/TheTrumanShow'', when Truman spots the love of his life Lauren (whose just a extra in the show that is his life) but as he stares at her, the actor who plays his future wife suddenly drops backgrounds into his arms and Truman can't see where Lauren's gone.

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* Brilliantly played with in ''Film/TheTrumanShow'', when Truman spots the love of his life Lauren (whose just a an extra in the show that is his life) but as he stares at her, the actor who plays his future wife suddenly drops backgrounds into his arms and Truman can't see where Lauren's gone.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Castlevania}}'' Sypha [[https://youtu.be/cQAZ7U682vs?t=158 falls gently into Trevor's arms]] when her TakenForGranite wears off, making a MeetCute moment. [[MomentKiller Until Sypha pukes her guts out]].


* This is how the protagonist meets Victor Frankenstein in VisualNovel/CodeRealize (no, not THAT Victor Frankenstein... well, actually, kinda... it's complicated.) He rescues her from a group of men attempting to sexually assault her by throwing a [[GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks makeshift bomb]] which stuns those in its vicinity. Which, [[CaptainObvious incidentally]], also includes her. Before she can fall and hit the ground though, he catches her and reassures her he's not going to hurt her. If you choose to pursue him, this happens several more times during his route. Overlaps with RescueHug.

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* This is how the protagonist meets Victor Frankenstein in VisualNovel/CodeRealize (no, not THAT Victor Frankenstein... well, actually, kinda... it's complicated.) He rescues her from a group of men attempting to sexually assault her by throwing a [[GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks makeshift bomb]] which stuns those in its vicinity. Which, [[CaptainObvious incidentally]], incidentally, also includes her. Before she can fall and hit the ground though, he catches her and reassures her he's not going to hurt her. If you choose to pursue him, this happens several more times during his route. Overlaps with RescueHug.


** Goku does this his wife Chi-Chi later in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when he wakes up after recovering from the hear virus, Chi-Chi is so overjoyed jumps into his arms, Goku responds in kind by [[TwirlOfLove spinning her around]] and even throwing her up in the air and catching her. It's a sweet moment.

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** Goku does this his wife Chi-Chi later in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when he wakes up after recovering from the hear virus, Chi-Chi is so overjoyed jumps into his arms, she hugs him Goku responds in kind by [[TwirlOfLove spinning her around]] and even throwing her up in the air ([[DoesntKnoHisOwnStrength a little too high]]) and catching her. It's a sweet moment.



* ''Manga/OnePiece'' this trope happens a lot, strange considering the author stand on NoHuggingNokissing, here's the most notable examples:

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* ''Manga/OnePiece'' this trope happens a lot, strange considering the author stand on NoHuggingNokissing, NoHuggingNoKissing, here's the most notable examples:



** In the Anime/OnePieceFilmStrongWorld this inverted slightly as Sanji after beating [[KillerGorilla Scarlet]], jumps to catch a falling Robin but living skeleton Brook comes out of nowhere and catches Robin, while Sanji crashes into the ground.
-->'''Sanji''' You shitty skeleton, you stole the best part I'll skin you alive
*** Sanji smashes into the ground

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** In the Anime/OnePieceFilmStrongWorld this inverted slightly as Sanji after beating [[KillerGorilla Scarlet]], jumps to catch a falling Robin but living skeleton Brook comes out of nowhere and catches Robin, while Sanji crashes into the ground.
gets a rough landing.
-->'''Sanji''' You shitty skeleton, you stole the best part I'll skin you alive
*** Sanji
alive.
-->
smashes into the ground



* Iconic example with [[https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn%3AANd9GcR44wdgrzNK2DmywRYtrGJPSE6uf6opiHSao4qnyavzbwHTcI3I Sheeta and Pazu]] from ''Anime/CastleInTheSky'', though it gets subverted as once the PowerCrystal that keeps Sheeta floating stops working Pazu gets her unsupported weight he nearly drops Sheeta.



* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' does it almost flawlessly, [[AdventurerArchaeologist Indy]] is trapped in a AncientTomb while [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]] are making off with the Arc of the Convenient and they decided to drop Indy's OldFlame Marion on top him. Toht pushes Marion into the tomb, Marion manages to catch a nearby Anubis statue to stop her fall but the statue cracks and she falls again but this time from a shorter height allowing Indy catches her in his arms making a [[http://garden-pictures.up.seesaa.net/image/46_indy_and_marion.jpg iconic image]]. But Marion still angry at Indy for leaving her behind earlier in the movie, struggles out of his hold only to notice the [[SnakePit snakes that are everywhere]], and promptly scramble up onto his shoulders much to Indy's annoyance.
** This scene is parodied in LegoIndianaJones Marion is dropped into the tomb and Indy hold outs his small Lego arms to catch her, but Marion crashes into floor unharmed, but angry at Indy.

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* ''Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk'' [[https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lH7EYLWHT4Q does it it]] almost flawlessly, [[AdventurerArchaeologist Indy]] is trapped in a AncientTomb while [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]] are making off with the Arc of the Convenient and they decided to drop Indy's OldFlame Marion on top him. Toht pushes Marion into the tomb, Marion manages to catch a nearby Anubis statue to stop save her fall but the statue cracks and she falls again but this time from a shorter height allowing Indy catches her in his arms making a [[http://garden-pictures.up.seesaa.net/image/46_indy_and_marion.jpg iconic image]].safely. But Marion still angry at Indy for leaving her behind earlier in the movie, struggles out of his hold only to notice the [[SnakePit snakes that are everywhere]], and promptly scramble up onto his shoulders much to Indy's annoyance.
** This scene is parodied in LegoIndianaJones VideoGame/LegoIndianaJones Marion is dropped into the tomb and Indy hold outs his small Lego arms to catch her, but Marion crashes into to floor unharmed, but angry at Indy.


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* In ''WesternAnimation/XMen'' it happens like clockwork as flying heroines such Rouge, Storm and Jean are frequently (to point of it being almost a RunningGag) knocked out of the air requiring Cyclops, Wolverine or Gambit to catch them. Though much like the comics itís a DoubleStandard e.g Rogue as a FlyingBrick caught her non-flying love interest Gambit in her arms before dropping him a pond like a {{Tsundere}}.


Because Falling into His Arms is so romantic, it can be easily parodied by having a ''man'' fall into a man's arms, preferably those of his [[HeterosexualLifePartners closest male friend]], for a bit of comedic HoYay. That can also be combined with one of the standard subversions.

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Because Falling into His Arms is so romantic, it can be easily parodied by having a ''man'' fall into a man's arms, preferably those of his [[HeterosexualLifePartners closest male friend]], for a bit of comedic HoYay.HomoeroticSubtext. That can also be combined with one of the standard subversions.


* Anime/DragonBall it happens a few times in early in the series, first time was when Bulma falls out of a exploding vehicle, Goku caught her with ease amusing considering Goku was half her size at the time. An another time Bulma was falling, it was Yamcha who caught her but due to his shyness around beautiful women he dropped her immediately.
** Goku does this his wife Chi-Chi later in when he wakes up after recovering from the hear virus, Chi-Chi is so overjoyed jumps into his arms, Goku responds in kind by [[TwirlOfLove spinning her around]] and even throwing her up in the air and catching her. It's a sweet moment.

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* Anime/DragonBall it ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
** It
happens a few times in [[Manga/DragonBall early in the series, series]], first time was when Bulma falls out of a exploding vehicle, Goku caught her with ease amusing considering Goku was half her size at the time. An another time Bulma was falling, it was Yamcha who caught her but due to his shyness around beautiful women he dropped her immediately.
** Goku does this his wife Chi-Chi later in ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', when he wakes up after recovering from the hear virus, Chi-Chi is so overjoyed jumps into his arms, Goku responds in kind by [[TwirlOfLove spinning her around]] and even throwing her up in the air and catching her. It's a sweet moment.


* ''Flim/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'': Tina jumps into Newt's arms when she is being lowered into a black cauldron of death, the wizard equivalent to the eclectic chair, Newt promises he will catch her. Her jump to safety is helped by the swooping evil who Newt can [[TheBeastMaster bring forth]] whenever he likes, this moment is focused on more in the screenplay as the moment Tina decides to trust in Newt.

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* ''Flim/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'': ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'': Tina jumps into Newt's arms when she is being lowered into a black cauldron of death, the wizard equivalent to the eclectic chair, Newt promises he will catch her. Her jump to safety is helped by the swooping evil who Newt can [[TheBeastMaster bring forth]] whenever he likes, this moment is focused on more in the screenplay as the moment Tina decides to trust in Newt.



* ''Film/ToyStory3'' : Buzz and Jessie complete with SlowMotion romantic run.

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* ''Film/ToyStory3'' ''WesternAnimation/ToyStory3'' : Buzz and Jessie complete with SlowMotion romantic run.

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* This is how the protagonist meets Victor Frankenstein in VisualNovel/CodeRealize (no, not THAT Victor Frankenstein... well, actually, kinda... it's complicated.) He rescues her from a group of men attempting to sexually assault her by throwing a [[GratuitousLaboratoryFlasks makeshift bomb]] which stuns those in its vicinity. Which, [[CaptainObvious incidentally]], also includes her. Before she can fall and hit the ground though, he catches her and reassures her he's not going to hurt her. If you choose to pursue him, this happens several more times during his route. Overlaps with RescueHug.

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* The Superman example is discussed on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Sheldon insisting that Lois' fall from that height into Superman's arms of steel would have divided her into three slices. "Frankly, the most humane thing he could have done for her was to let her hit the ground."



* The Superman example is discussed on ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', Sheldon insisting that Lois' fall from that height into Superman's arms of steel would have divided her into three slices. "Frankly, the most humane thing he could have done for her was to let her hit the ground."



* Happens a lot in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' with [[OfficialCouple Robin and Starfire]], usually with Starfire getting knocked out of the air by something and Robin rushing to catch her.
* This is how Will and Caleb meet on ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}''.
* Well, they're kids, but ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' [[InvertedTrope inverts this]] in one episode where Phineas is falling to his near-death, gets saved by an impromptu trampoline his love interest Isabella comes up with and bounces off of it into her arms.

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* Happens In a lot in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' with [[OfficialCouple Robin and Starfire]], usually with Starfire getting knocked out of the air by something and Robin rushing to catch her.
* This is how Will and Caleb meet on ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}''.
* Well, they're kids, but ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' [[InvertedTrope inverts this]] in one
GenderFlip episode where Phineas is falling to his near-death, gets saved by an impromptu trampoline his love interest Isabella comes up with of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Fionna and bounces off of it into her arms.Prince Gumball are both falling, then Fionna somehow manages to land first and catch Gumball.



* ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' subverts this trope on a few occasions:
** In "The Prince Makes His Move", Prince Kro-Tan (disguised as a handsome Earthling) uses the telekinetic powers Zorelda gave him to sabotage Jedda's climbing equipment; he then catches her as she falls. Needless to say, it's all a trick on Kro-Tan's part so that he can gain Jedda's trust.
** The series also features two male-on-male examples. In "The Would-be Defender", Character of the Week Earl Sump lands in Flash's arms after his attempt to imitate one of his comic book heroes meets with rather predictable results. And, in "The Prince Triumphant", Lothar catches Mandrake after the latter is knocked out of the claws of a Manbat which has carried him into the air.



* In a GenderFlip episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Fionna and Prince Gumball are both falling, then Fionna somehow manages to land first and catch Gumball.

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* In a GenderFlip Well, they're kids, but ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' [[InvertedTrope inverts this]] in one episode of ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'', Fionna where Phineas is falling to his near-death, gets saved by an impromptu trampoline his love interest Isabella comes up with and Prince Gumball are both falling, then Fionna somehow manages to land first bounces off of it into her arms.
* Happens a lot in ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' with [[OfficialCouple Robin
and Starfire]], usually with Starfire getting knocked out of the air by something and Robin rushing to catch Gumball.her.
%%* This is how Will and Caleb meet on ''WesternAnimation/{{WITCH}}''.



* ''WesternAnimation/DefendersOfTheEarth'' subverts this trope on a few occasions:
** In "The Prince Makes His Move", Prince Kro-Tan (disguised as a handsome Earthling) uses the telekinetic powers Zorelda gave him to sabotage Jedda's climbing equipment; he then catches her as she falls. Needless to say, it's all a trick on Kro-Tan's part so that he can gain Jedda's trust.
** The series also features two male-on-male examples. In "The Would-be Defender", Character of the Week Earl Sump lands in Flash's arms after his attempt to imitate one of his comic book heroes meets with rather predictable results. And, in "The Prince Triumphant", Lothar catches Mandrake after the latter is knocked out of the claws of a Manbat which has carried him into the air.


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->'''Robert:''' Is this a habit of yours, falling off of stuff?
->'''Giselle:''' Well, usually someone catches me.

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->'''Robert:''' Is this a habit of yours, falling off of stuff?
->'''Giselle:'''
stuff?\\
'''Giselle:'''
Well, usually someone catches me.



* Literature/JaneEyre faints after learning that [[spoiler:Mr. Rochester already has a wife, even though he was going to marry her]]. Mr. Rochester catches her.

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* Literature/JaneEyre ''Literature/JaneEyre'' faints after learning that [[spoiler:Mr. Rochester already has a wife, even though he was going to marry her]]. Mr. Rochester catches her.



* ''Series/DoctorWho'': In "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild The Empty Child]]", this doubles as a MeetCute moment when Rose falls into Jack's arms after he saved her with his TractorBeam.
* Subverted in "The Frogs and the Lobsters" of ''Series/HoratioHornblower''. Horatio escapes through a window and climbs down a wall, running away from a frenzied mob of French villagers who might want to behead him as he's a British Navy officer fighting for French Royalists. He persuades his LoveInterest Mariette to go with him, and tells her to jump. He fails catching her, though. She hurts her leg, which makes their escape much harder. And surprisingly, Horatio averts another logical romantic gesture -- BridalCarry. He doesn't carry her and Mariette must keep hopping, leaning on his shoulder.
* In ''Series/OnceUponATime'', Rumpelstiltskin catches [[spoiler:Belle]] when she falls ripping down curtains. 'Cause they're falling in love.



* In ''Series/{{Once Upon A Time}}'', Rumpelstiltskin catches [[spoiler:Belle]] when she falls ripping down curtains. 'Cause they're falling in love.
* Subverted in "The Frogs and the Lobsters" of ''HoratioHornblower''. Horatio escapes through a window and climbs down a wall, running away from a frenzied mob of French villagers who might want to behead him as he's a British Navy officer fighting for French Royalists. He persuades his LoveInterest Mariette to go with him, and tells her to jump. He fails catching her, though. She hurts her leg, which makes their escape much harder. And surprisingly, Horatio averts another logical romantic gesture -- BridalCarry. He doesn't carry her and Mariette must keep hopping, leaning on his shoulder.



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS27E9TheEmptyChild The Empty Child]]" this doubles as a MeetCute moment when Rose falls into Jack's arms after he saved her with his TractorBeam.


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* Franchise/{{Superman}} and Comicbook/LoisLane do this almost every movie they're in together, the most iconic and best example is the first Richard Donner movie when Lois falls out of a helicopter and Superman flies in with his ThemeMusicPowerUp, catches Lois and some classic dialogue ensues:

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* Franchise/{{Superman}} and Comicbook/LoisLane do this almost every movie they're in together, the most iconic and best example is the first Richard Donner movie ''Film/SupermanTheMovie'': when Lois falls out of a helicopter and Superman flies in with his ThemeMusicPowerUp, ThemeMusicPowerUp and catches Lois and some classic dialogue ensues:Lois.


* PeterPan catches Wendy in his arms in nearly every adaptation of Peter Pan. The best example is in the classic Disney version, when Wendy is forced to walk the plank by Hook, the jolly Roger pirates are confused that don't hear Wendy hitting the water.

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* PeterPan catches Wendy in his arms in nearly every adaptation of Peter Pan. The best example is in In the classic Disney version, version of ''Disney/PeterPan'', when Wendy is forced to walk the plank by Hook, the Peter catches Wendy in his arms. The jolly Roger pirates are confused that don't hear Wendy hitting the water.

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