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* The patient falling in love with the doctor variation occurs quite often for psychiatrists, due to the fact that a therapist-patient relationship can last years and that the patient is spilling out his soul for most of that relationship.

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* The patient falling in love with the doctor variation occurs quite often for psychiatrists, due to the fact that a therapist-patient relationship can last years and that the patient is spilling out his soul for most of that relationship. For this reason, therapists are forbidden to have relationships with their patients even ''years'' (in some places, up to a decade) after the patient stops being their patient.


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* To discourage young women looking for romance, as well as the related trope of the CampFollower, during the American Civil War, when Clara Barton founded what would eventually become the Red Cross, she specified that any women applying for positions as nurses be [[OldMaid at least 30]] and [[HollywoodHomely "plain-looking."]]


* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': Subverted. In season 3, Helen Smith starts visiting a psychotherapist to process her grief over the death of [[spoiler:her son Thomas]]. She starts to develop feelings for the doctor after being distant with her husband John and even tries to kiss the man, but he puts a stop to it by instantly informing her husband and resigning. This is partly because he's well aware of the phenomenon of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transference transference]], and partly because John Smith is a very high-ranking Nazi official who had already threatened his life before.

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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': Subverted. In season 3, Helen Smith starts visiting a psychotherapist to process her grief over the death of [[spoiler:her son Thomas]]. She starts to develop feelings for the doctor after being distant with her husband John and even tries to kiss the man, but he puts a stop to it by instantly informing her husband and resigning. This is partly because he's well aware of the phenomenon of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transference transference]], and partly because John Smith is a very high-ranking Nazi official who had already threatened his life before.before, and whose bad side he ''really'' doesn't want to be on.

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* In ''Literature/CastleHangnail'', it's mentioned in passing towards the end that one of the Evil Sorceress's henchmen, after being taken to hospital to treat his injuries, fell in love with his nurse and became a completely reformed character.

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* ''Film/TuckerAndDaleVsEvil'': After she hits her head while swimming, Dale takes Allison back to his and Tucker's cabin so she can recover. Fortunately, she's not badly hurt and feels fine when she wakes up, but he insists she stay for a little while so they can make sure she doesn't have a concussion. Their romance blooms as he serves her breakfast, plays board games with her, and encourages her to follow her dreams.


* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', despite the majority of their RelationshipUpgrade happens during a TimeSkip, this is implied to be the reasoning behind Vegeta and Bulma's eventual hookup. She nurses him back to health after he overexerts himself during training.

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', despite the majority of their RelationshipUpgrade happens happening during a TimeSkip, this is implied to be the reasoning behind Vegeta and Bulma's eventual hookup. She nurses him back to health after he overexerts himself during training.

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* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline's Alicization'' arc, this ends up happening [[spoiler: to Alice Synthesis Thirty when Kirito is put in a catatonic state after defeating the Administrator and suffering severe brain damage due to Glowgen Defense Systems' assault on the Ocean Turtle. Spending six months taking care of a completely invalid patient led to her developing intense feelings for him. It is so strong that when Kirito's in-game wife/real life girlfriend Asuna enters the Underworld simulation, she has an [[ClingyJealousGirl immediate hostile reaction to Alice]] when the subject of him comes up. It should be noted that although Kirito has lots of [[ChickMagnet female admirers]], Alice is the ''only'' female Asuna believes that could be an actual threat to her relationship.]]


Maybe it's that they're [[WheelchairWoobie so cute when they're helpless]]. Maybe it's that we really want to feel loved and protected when we're vulnerable. First aid is intimate. You have to lean in to pat a cut eyebrow with dettol-soaked cotton wool gently. Narrowly escaping a life-threatening situation gives the scene extra zing.

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Maybe it's that they're [[WheelchairWoobie so cute when they're helpless]]. Maybe it's that we really want to feel loved and protected when we're vulnerable. First aid is intimate. You have to lean in to pat a cut eyebrow with dettol-soaked Dettol-soaked cotton wool gently. Narrowly escaping a life-threatening situation gives the scene extra zing.



* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', despite the majority of their RelationshipUpgrade happens during a TimeSkip, this is implied to be the reasoning behind Vegeta and Bulma's eventual hookup. She nurses him back to health after he over exerts himself during training.
* In ''Manga/HaouAiren'', an OrdinaryHighschoolStudent named Kurumi Akino finds a handsome guy seriously injured in her way home. She tends to his wounds out of kindness... and few afterwards she finds herself kidnapped and shuttled to UsefulNotes/HongKong, since her "patient" Hakuron just ''happened'' to be a high-class member of TheTriadsAndTheTongs and now he wants to "repay" her via making her his concubine.

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* In ''Anime/DragonBallZ'', despite the majority of their RelationshipUpgrade happens during a TimeSkip, this is implied to be the reasoning behind Vegeta and Bulma's eventual hookup. She nurses him back to health after he over exerts overexerts himself during training.
* In ''Manga/HaouAiren'', an OrdinaryHighschoolStudent named Kurumi Akino finds a handsome guy seriously injured in her way home. She tends to his wounds out of kindness... and few afterwards she finds herself kidnapped and shuttled to UsefulNotes/HongKong, UsefulNotes/HongKong since her "patient" Hakuron just ''happened'' to be a high-class member of TheTriadsAndTheTongs and now he wants to "repay" her via making her his concubine.



* A cruel exploited trope happens in ''Manga/DGrayMan''. It is first invoked by a doctor in a local hospital where he encouraged his nurses to romance with the ill patients they are attending. Meanwhile, he secretly poisons the patient through their so-called medicine. When it's too late, the doctor prepares arrangements with the heartbroken nurses to revive the patients. That's where the Akuma spawns are as well as the hospital's fundings came from.

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* A cruel cruelly exploited trope happens in ''Manga/DGrayMan''. It is first invoked by a doctor in a local hospital where he encouraged his nurses to romance with the ill patients they are attending. Meanwhile, he secretly poisons the patient through their so-called medicine. When it's too late, the doctor prepares arrangements with the heartbroken nurses to revive the patients. That's where the Akuma spawns are as well as the hospital's fundings came from.



* A variation occurs in ''Manga/AnatoliaStory''. Whenever Yuri takes the time to care for the sick or injured (who, more often than not, are also poor enough that nobody bothers to care for them normally), it causes her patients to feel great love in a non-romantic sense for her. In one chapter, when she was looking after plague victims in a town where nobody knew that she was Prince Kail's concubine, it gets to the point where someone things that a girl such as her [[{{irony}} is the sort of woman Prince Kail should be romantically involved with]].

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* A variation occurs in ''Manga/AnatoliaStory''. Whenever Yuri takes the time to care for the sick or injured (who, more often than not, are also poor enough that nobody bothers to care for them normally), it causes her patients to feel great love in a non-romantic sense for her. In one chapter, when she was looking after plague victims in a town where nobody knew that she was Prince Kail's concubine, it gets to the point where someone things thinks that a girl such as her [[{{irony}} is the sort of woman Prince Kail should be romantically involved with]].



* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', this turns out to be how Eren's parents became a couple. An epidemic had swept through the village, and among the victims of the disease were Carla and her parents. Grisha was the village doctor that cared for them, and saved the village by developing a treatment. The couple ended up following in love, and married soon after.

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* In ''Manga/AttackOnTitan'', this turns out to be how Eren's parents became a couple. An epidemic had swept through the village, and among the victims of the disease were Carla and her parents. Grisha was the village doctor that cared for them, them and saved the village by developing a treatment. The couple ended up following falling in love, love and married soon after.



* In ''Fanfic/MakingAMoment'' (a ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' fanfic) Dipper tries to {{invoke|dTrope}} this trope with [[{{Twincest}} Mabel]], but it ends up getting {{deconstructed|Trope}} pretty hard. Quite simply, bring sick is not attractive.

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* In ''Fanfic/MakingAMoment'' (a ''WesternAnimation/GravityFalls'' fanfic) Dipper tries to {{invoke|dTrope}} this trope with [[{{Twincest}} Mabel]], but it ends up getting {{deconstructed|Trope}} pretty hard. Quite simply, bring being sick is not attractive.



* Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese in ''Film/TheTerminator''. Reese gets shot in the preceding scene and Sarah notices it after what [[NoOneShouldSurviveThat must have been an hour or so]] seeing as how they drove until they ran out of gas. Cue MajorInjuryUnderreaction from Reese. Sarah flips out of course and proceeds to bandage up his arm, apparently oblivious to the obvious MaleGaze she's getting. It's a pretty important scene for their relationship, as Sarah finds out Reese's {{First Name|Basis}}. Bonus points for a hissing sound.

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* Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese in ''Film/TheTerminator''. Reese gets shot in the preceding scene and Sarah notices it after what [[NoOneShouldSurviveThat must have been an hour or so]] seeing as how they drove until they ran out of gas. Cue MajorInjuryUnderreaction from Reese. Sarah flips out out, of course course, and proceeds to bandage up his arm, apparently oblivious to the obvious MaleGaze she's getting. It's a pretty important scene for their relationship, as Sarah finds out Reese's {{First Name|Basis}}. Bonus points for a hissing sound.



* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': Health care in Arcasia is provided primarily by the Priestesses of Sphinx, who also happen to be professional barbers and ''temple prostitutes''. Having a sexual relationship with your doctor is not only encouraged, it's pretty much expected.

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* ''Literature/TheReynardCycle'': Health care in Arcasia is provided primarily by the Priestesses of Sphinx, who also happen to be professional barbers and ''temple prostitutes''. Having a sexual relationship with your doctor is not only encouraged, but it's also pretty much expected.



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Robb Stark takes a wound in battle and is nursed by a girl named Jeyne Westerling, who he then marries, despite his vows to marry a daughter of house Frey. [[spoiler:Doesn't end well for him.]]

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', Robb Stark takes a wound in battle and is nursed by a girl named Jeyne Westerling, who he then marries, despite his vows to marry a daughter of house House Frey. [[spoiler:Doesn't end well for him.]]



* In the Literature/MissMarple novel ''Pocket Full of Rye'', Percival Fortescue met his wife Jennifer when she nursed him through pneumonia. Played with in that Jennifer didn't fall in love with him, but took advantage of his feelings as his father had caused hers to go bankrupt and she believed she could take revenge by marrying him and inheriting his father's money.

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* In the Literature/MissMarple novel ''Pocket Full of Rye'', Percival Fortescue met his wife Jennifer when she nursed him through pneumonia. Played with in that Jennifer didn't fall in love with him, but took advantage of his feelings as his father had caused hers her to go bankrupt and she believed she could take revenge by marrying him and inheriting his father's money.



* ''Literature/TheDrownedCities'': Toyed with in just about every way with [[HandicappedBadass Mahlia]] and [[ShellShockedVeteran Ocho]], who meet when [[SociopathicSoldier Sayle]] forces her to patch Ocho up at gunpoint. There's an instant connection, and each one develops some respect for the other--respect that manifests as Ocho wanting to burn her into the unit, and Mahlia deciding to save Ocho when she uses coywolv musk to loose an entire pack on his comrades. This later develops into a strange, WorthyOpponent vibe, and they [[spoiler:ultimately ally at the end of the book]].

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* ''Literature/TheDrownedCities'': Toyed with in just about every way with [[HandicappedBadass Mahlia]] and [[ShellShockedVeteran Ocho]], who meet when [[SociopathicSoldier Sayle]] forces her to patch Ocho up at gunpoint. There's an instant connection, and each one develops some respect for the other--respect that manifests as Ocho wanting to burn her into the unit, and Mahlia deciding to save Ocho when she uses coywolv musk to loose lose an entire pack on his comrades. This later develops into a strange, WorthyOpponent vibe, and they [[spoiler:ultimately ally at the end of the book]].



* Mentioned by name in the ''Series/RoyalPains'' pilot by the lead, after the young girl he saves falls for him. He says she should wait a few months before acting on it, if she still seems the same way. She never shows up again.

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* Mentioned by name in the ''Series/RoyalPains'' pilot by the lead, after the young girl he saves falls for him. He says she should wait a few months before acting on it, it if she still seems the same way. She never shows up again.



** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Saizo and Sakura's support chain starts with her risking her life to save an injured Saizo and patch him up. Saizo repays her by [[RealMenHateSugar braving a candy store to buy her some sweets]], and in their S support he confesses his growing feelings for her and asks her to marry him.

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** In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', Saizo and Sakura's support chain starts with her risking her life to save an injured Saizo and patch him up. Saizo repays her by [[RealMenHateSugar braving a candy store to buy her some sweets]], and in their S support support, he confesses his growing feelings for her and asks her to marry him.



* In ''VideoGame/GuardiansCrusade'', after Knight finds a near-dead Nehani in the forest and nurses her back to the peak of health, she falls in love and becomes his sidekick ala Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. At the end, she gets a RelationshipUpgrade and becomes his wife.

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* In ''VideoGame/GuardiansCrusade'', after Knight finds a near-dead Nehani in the forest and nurses her back to the peak of health, she falls in love and becomes his sidekick ala Peter Pan and Tinkerbell. At In the end, she gets a RelationshipUpgrade and becomes his wife.



* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'': Yatzee poked fun of this trope in his ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' review where he points out that Anya fell in love with Blazkowicz during his "arse-whiping sessions", since she probably had to care for him in his catatonic state for 14 years.

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* ''WebAnimation/ZeroPunctuation'': Yatzee poked fun of this trope in his ''VideoGame/WolfensteinTheNewOrder'' review where he points out that Anya fell in love with Blazkowicz during his "arse-whiping sessions", "arse-whipping sessions" since she probably had to care for him in his catatonic state for 14 years.



* There have been a number of documentaries made about a group of badly disfigured British UsefulNotes/WW2 veterans who married their nurses. The long time the soldiers spent in recovery let the nurses get to know them and see past the scars. In this case, too, the nurses were explicitly told that crossing the nurse/patient barrier was acceptable under the circumstances, if they wished to--the men had been so horrifically disfigured that it was thought that no other woman would marry them. Pretty much any war up to the 1991 Gulf War (nursing stopped being viewed as a female-dominated field around that time, if not earlier) has had a movie or five built around this trope.

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* There have been a number of documentaries made about a group of badly disfigured British UsefulNotes/WW2 veterans who married their nurses. The long time the soldiers spent in recovery let the nurses get to know them and see past the scars. In this case, too, the nurses were explicitly told that crossing the nurse/patient barrier was acceptable under the circumstances, circumstances if they wished to--the to -- the men had been so horrifically disfigured that it was thought that no other woman would marry them. Pretty much any war up to the 1991 Gulf War (nursing stopped being viewed as a female-dominated field around that time, time if not earlier) has had a movie or five built around this trope.

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* The origin of Jamie and Claire's relationship on ''Series/{{Outlander}}'': Claire meets him when she fixes his dislocated shoulder, and the ensuing patch ups and check-ins require extended shirtless scenes and deep conversations.

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* ''Series/{{Taken}}'': In "Acid Tests", Jesse Keys and Nurse Amelia Henderson fall in love after he is admitted to the Veterans Memorial Hospital in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} on April 17, 1970. After knowing each other for about six weeks, he proposes to her and she says yes. In "Maintenance", they have a nine-year-old named Charlie.

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* In ''Literature/TheHomestuckEpilogues'', [[spoiler: Terezi]] treating [[spoiler: John's]] wounds and bandaging his chest quickly turns erotic, and they end up having sex, moving their relationship from ambiguous to definitely romantic territory.


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* In ''Webcomic/DarwinCarmichaelIsGoingToHell'', Darwin and Ginny MeetCute at the park when Ginny's pet unicorn gouges Darwin in the ass. Ginny happens to be a nurse, so she treats his wound, leading to the flowering of their relationship.


* A brief version in ''Film/{{Atonement}}''. While working as a nurse, Briony has to tend to a French soldier near death. He's delirious and thinks she's an English girl he met in his childhood. Briony plays along with this. Just before he dies, he asks if she loves him and she says yes. The book and the film make it clear that she did, if only for a few moments.



* A tragic version in ''Dying Young'' where a nurse falls for a man with leukemia whom she's supposed to be treating.



* Shows up in the film version of ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''. While Harry and Sirius have a talk, Hermione has a look at Ron's injured leg which he milks for good effect [[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background]].
-->'''Hermione:''' It looks bad.
-->'''Ron:''' So painful. Might have to chop it off.
-->'''Hermione:''' I'm sure Madam Pomfrey can fix it.
-->'''Ron:''' It's too late, it's useless. They'll have to chop it off.



* Shows up in the film version of ''Film/HarryPotterAndThePrisonerOfAzkaban''. While Harry and Sirius have a talk, Hermione has a look at Ron's injured leg which he milks for good effect [[FunnyBackgroundEvent in the background]].
-->'''Hermione:''' It looks bad.
-->'''Ron:''' So painful. Might have to chop it off.
-->'''Hermione:''' I'm sure Madam Pomfrey can fix it.
-->'''Ron:''' It's too late, it's useless. They'll have to chop it off.
* A tragic version in ''Dying Young'' where a nurse falls for a man with leukemia whom she's supposed to be treating.


** Sonic and Amy as well, with them having graphic sex while he's handcuffed to an infirmary bed. Ironically unlike Shadow, Sonic is taking advantage of Amy's emotional state shortly after she's been abused, albeit not maliciously.

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** Sonic and Amy as well, with them having graphic sex while he's handcuffed to an infirmary bed. Ironically unlike Shadow, Sonic is ''is'' taking advantage of Amy's vulnerable emotional state shortly after she's been abused, by showing sympathy, albeit not maliciously.


* In ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' Fanfic/PrisonIslandBreak it is very obvious that this has happened with VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog, who is obsessed with Amy. It's not very romantic, and in fact is even a little creepy since Shadow is a serial rapist-murderer, and voices his desire to rape her specifically right to her face. She tries to rebuff him, or ignore his advances, but it seems she's quite fond of him too.

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* In ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'' Fanfic/PrisonIslandBreak it is very obvious that this has happened with serial rapist VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog, who is obsessed with Amy. It's not very romantic, Doctor Amy, and in fact she is even a little creepy since Shadow is a serial rapist-murderer, and voices his desire to rape her specifically right to her face. She tries to rebuff him, or ignore his advances, but it seems she's quite fond of him too.in return. It's rather creepy, especially when he threatens to rape her, and then begs her to leave because she's not safe from him, and then begs her ''not'' to leave. He's highly protective of her, in a rather rapey way.
** Sonic and Amy as well, with them having graphic sex while he's handcuffed to an infirmary bed. Ironically unlike Shadow, Sonic is taking advantage of Amy's emotional state shortly after she's been abused, albeit not maliciously.


Named for the famous nurse Florence Nightingale, although she herself never fell victim to this and if anything, she was celibate. Psychologists just [[SmallReferencePools couldn't think of a better doctor or nurse]], thus proving once and for all that tropers aren't the only ones who choose TropeNamers that [[ThisIndexIsNotAnExample aren't examples of the trope]].

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Named for the famous nurse Florence Nightingale, although she herself never fell victim to this and if anything, she was celibate.would have been shocked by such an abuse of patient rights. Psychologists just [[SmallReferencePools couldn't think of a better doctor or nurse]], thus proving once and for all that tropers aren't the only ones who choose TropeNamers that [[ThisIndexIsNotAnExample aren't examples of the trope]].


* Happens in TabletopGeme/Warhammer40000 FanFic titled [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9334839/4/The-Lure-of-Chaos The Lure of Chaos]]. Especially notable, since it happens between an [[ChurchPolice Inquisitor]] and [[TheHeretic a chaos worshipper]]

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* Happens in TabletopGeme/Warhammer40000 a TabletopGame/Warhammer40000 FanFic titled [[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9334839/4/The-Lure-of-Chaos The Lure of Chaos]]. Especially notable, since it happens between an [[ChurchPolice Inquisitor]] and [[TheHeretic a chaos worshipper]]

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