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"There's a blush for won't, and a blush for shan't,
And a blush for having done it;
There's a blush for thought, and a blush for naught,
And a blush for just begun it."

Love — even Puppy Love, perhaps especially Puppy Love — makes the young and innocent blush. Whether speaking of the Love Interest, realizing that you are the Love Interest, being caught studying the Love Interest (especially by the object of study themselves), declaring that She Is Not My Girlfriend, or actually talking to the person, expect the character to turn red, still more so if the Love Interest expresses affection or praise. Very young or innocent characters may evince this even when an attractive person seems to notice them, or when they witness other characters in love. Less innocent ones may be driven to it only by the Love Confession. Because it is out of control, the Tsundere and those Oblivious to Love may be betrayed by it.

People prone to the Luminescent Blush or Blush Stickers are bound to suffer these. The Celibate Hero is prone to it. An apparently hard-bitten character who evinces it is revealing a soft side to himself. Adolescents are particularly prone to revealing they are not as grown-up as they pose as. This may be accompanied by a giggle.

Very much Truth in Television, as the reaction is involuntary and triggered by emotion. Many people of both genders have felt or been told to have one of these in real life.

Contrast Gibberish of Love, which indicates more ineptness than innocence.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • Cardcaptor Sakura:
    • Li Syaoran is a male Tsundere for most of the first act, only to be taken off-guard by Sakura Kinomoto's freely offered friendship. When he starts falling for her, he begins blushing around her, in a profusion that makes one worry for his cardiovascular health. This gets worse as he faces up to his feelings and tries to confess. When he finally does confess his love to her, the blushes stop, showing his greater maturity.
    • There's an interesting variant where Tomoyo blushes at Sakura's older brother Touya. However, Touya isn't the object of her affection: Sakura is. Tomoyo's blush was because due to the shape of Touya's ears reminding her of Sakura's. It should also be noted that she tends to blush whenever she coerces Sakura into one of her many, many custom-made costumes.
  • Shuro from Delicious in Dungeon can be seen blushing in flashbacks when he looks at Falin.
  • Zenitsu in Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba does this a lot when it comes to the demon girl Nezuko, from innocently presenting her with a flower to going full tomato red face in his dreams where Nezuko can actually speak normally again and reciprocate his advances.
  • Gunslinger Girl. Due to More than Mind Control, all the cyborg girls have a Precocious Crush on their handlers. Henrietta does this a lot (it's even shown in the Title Sequence) when interacting with Giuseppe. Even uptight cyborgs like Triela and Claes blush if their handler makes physical contact with them. Petrushka/Petra is a second-generation cyborg and thus subject to lesser amounts of brainwashing, but her Fiery Redhead persona means she does this a lot too.
  • Hanaukyō Maid Team La Verite episode "Forced Entry". When Ikuyo Suzuki teases Ryuuka about her feelings for Taro, Ryuuka blushes furiously while denying it.
  • Athena and Hinagiku from Hayate the Combat Butler both seem very prone to this, but only in the right circumstances. Athena is normally quite The Stoic and reacts to even the most bizarre wackiness in the series with a straight face and a witty comment. But when she's alone or with Hayate the walls come down and her face lights right up. Hinagiku is often seen to be kind but aloof at school and can lean heavily on the 'tsun' side of Tsundere when Hayate messes up, but once she's confronted by a romantic situation she's highly prone to blushing and on occasions when Hayate shows affection it's a massive blush. A chapter of the manga even had Hina's friends Miki and Risa try to figure out why she is so popular (in-series and and out) and came to the conclusion that it's due to her blushing tendency as a girl is cutest when she blushes.
  • In Hetalia: Axis Powers, Holy Roman Empire frequently does this around Chibitalia. Germany also does this in the Valentine's Day comics when he gives Italy flowers and a ring.
  • I Think Our Son Is Gay:
    • Talking about his (supposedly) secret crush Daigo, getting a text from Daigo, or even thinking too hard about Daigo is a reliable way to get Hiroki to light up.
    • Asumi's face lights up when she sees Hiroki, all the more so when he compliments her looks or thanks her for a gift. Unfortunately for her, he's completely oblivious, and an Incompatible Orientation besides.
  • Yamada, the main character of Kase-san, seems to have this going for her every other panel. Her love interest Kase, despite being considered cool and confident by most of the school, doesn't fare much better.
  • Koharu quite frequently in Koharu no Hibi.
  • Hinata from March Comes in Like a Lion turns extremely red at the presence or even mere mention of her childhood crush, Takahashi.
  • Mazinger Z: In the original manga Kouji and Sayaka often blushed when they talked to each other.
  • My Hero Academia: Uraraka does this around Izuku for a while after Aoyama asks her if she likes him.
  • In My Clueless First Friend this begins to replace the other kind of blush once Nishimura and Takada start to realize their feelings for each other are not strictly platonic.
  • The Mysterious Cities of Gold: Zia, who is smitten with Zhi, blushes and stammers when she sees him for the first time.
  • Hinata from Naruto, though mostly in Part I. The fillers exaggerated this trait so she wouldn't just blush, she'd turn beet-red and pass out.
  • Happens frequently to Shinji and Misato in both anime and manga versions of Neon Genesis Evangelion when they're both around respective crushes, but an interesting change between the versions is giving this trope to Kaji as well, who occasionally blushes when he's alone with Misato, usually when he's trying to flirt or when the two of them are pulling in for a kiss; some flashback stills to when he and Misato were dating in university show him blushing prominently as well. This showed that Kaji had more of a sensitive side than his original anime version, who frequently had a Cat Smile on his face (which is implied to be a "coping mechanism" in the franchise) and consciously didn't give anything away.
  • Boa Hancock from One Piece does this when talking to Luffy. A lot. Sometimes even when she's just thinking about him.
  • Panzer World Galient: Whenever someone hints that she has a crush on Jordy, Chururu blushes furiously.
  • Happens all the time in Pokémon: The Series, whether it's May and Drew, Misty and Ash, Brock, actual Pokémon, etc. Serena from XY has these often.
  • Pretty Cure:
  • In Sk8 the Infinity, though they're typically quite subtle, Langa still blushes like this toward Reki several times throughout the series, more or less confirmed with his doing so when his mom asks him if he 'likes' him (though she assumes the conversation is about a girl), soon after clarifying she meant romantically, with Langa simply questioning the gender she refers to in confusion. With Reki it's not as obvious, but with how he outright blushes and flusters toward a girl he's explicitly pointed out to like in an early episode, there's at least one very heavy blush and fluster he has around Langa in a late episode that's heavily implied to qualify, not to mention their blush-filled interactions during the rest of said scene.
  • In Yona of the Dawn, titular protagonist Yona is guilty of this. During the first chapter and some subsequent flashback chapters, she does this around Suwon. In much later chapters, however, her face is more prone to flare up around Childhood Friend Hak—especially when he smiles.
  • In Yuri!!! on Ice, Yuri does this constantly around Viktor. Minami also has this reaction to Yuri, whom he idolizes.

    Asian Animation 
  • One episode of Lamput has Fat Doc think Slim Doc is a woman after Lamput shapeshifts into a long hairdo on his head. Fat Doc falls in love with "her", complete with him blushing as part of the reaction.

    Comic Books 
  • In Captain Britain, while he recounted some transdimensional adventures, he mentioned a woman. The children listening tease him about how he blushes.
  • On Mini Monsters, Frank Einstein blushes a lot when someone mentions his love for Henrietta, saying in denial "She Is Not My Girlfriend!". He also blushes when she is with him.
  • In Misfit City, Wilder has this reaction whenever she interacts with Macy's brother, Todd.

    Fan Works 
  • Advice and Trust: Shinji and Asuka often blushed when talking to each other. In chapters 3 and 4 Shinji blushed brightly and frequently when Misato teased him about what he felt for Asuka and tried to encourage him to confess.
  • This starts happening a lot with Pyrrha after Chapter 43 of BlazBlue Alternative: Remnant when she realizes her feelings for Yang. After Yang starts having feelings for Pyrrha, she also tends to get red-faced, as seen in Chapter 50.
  • The Child of Love: It happens several times to Shinji and Asuka while they try to start out a relationship:
    • In chapter 2 Misato reminds Shinji of his and Asuka first time and he blushes.
    • In chapter 6 Shinji made Asuka blush:
      Shinji (smiling): "And why did you say 'I was that appealing' earlier? You're still very attractive now!"
      Asuka (blushing): "Oh, shut the hell up!!! You'll make me blush!"
      Shinji: "Too late!"
  • Children of an Elder God: At the beginning, when Asuka still had a crush on Kaji, she tended to blush around him. An example happened in chapter 4:
    "You say the sweetest things, Asuka," Kaji said casually.
    Asuka blushed furiously and tightened her embrace just a little bit.
  • A Crown of Stars: Sometimes when Shinji says something that Asuka finds particularly nice, touching or plainly hot, she blushes at him.
  • Doing It Right This Time: Asuka blushes when she sees Shinji and Rei trying new clothes. She is particularly flustered when she stares at Rei because she had never been drawn to a girl until then.
  • Evangelion 303: The author used it very extensively in scenes featuring couples. Some examples:
  • In Futures Freak Me Out, Asuka blushes when finally blurts out she finds Shinji attractive, prompting him to blush in turn.
    "I'm attracted to you, okay?! I like you! I find you attractive! Jesus, Ikari, what are you, stupid?!" She's certainly blushing now, and I feel my face heat up as well.
  • Male examples. Let's just say tomatoes would be insanely jealous of Germany and Japan in Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità with how red they become and how often they become red because of Italy.
  • In Fire Emblem: Awakening story Golden Threads Tie Us, Severa blushes profusely when she's praised by Lucina, who she's developing a crush on.
    "Well, if it's Severa telling me that, then I can't let her down." Lucina's smile practically glowed, and the flush in Severa's cheeks earlier was nothing compared to this. Her face felt like it was blazing.
  • Guys Being Dudes: Both halves of the main couple, especially Arlo, find their faces flushing a lot when they're around each other.
  • In fanfic Hellsister Trilogy, Supergirl blushes profusely after accidentally revealing her feelings to her crush.
    Supergirl grimaced. "I feel like slapping you again. If I didn't love you more now than I ever have before, I'd do it. I—"
    Her hand went to her mouth. Dev looked at her. His expression was caught coming up from anguish into hope.
    "So you said it," he murmured.
    Kara was flustered.
  • Parodied in Harry Potter fanfic In a Nutshell, which pokes fun at the typical James/Lily fanfic clichés. Remus is mutually in love with an Original Character (one of Lily's two friends, the other being shipped with Sirius), and the only way they express their feelings is "blush furiously at each other". The same behaviour is suggested for Frank Longbottom and Alice, should they be included in the fic.
  • Last Child of Krypton:
    • Shinji and Asuka often blushed when they stared at each other during their Unresolved Sexual Tension phase.
    • In chapter 4 Shinji is staring at Asuka when all of sudden her gaze meets his. Shinji blushes.
  • In the Ma Fille chapter "Aunt Laura", Joe blushes when Von Kaiser invites him to share a bed.
  • Mushy, Romance-y Junk has this happen once or twice. If you're bored, take a shot each time Rancis or Vanellope does this, then immediately go see a doctor.
  • In Neon Genesis Evangelion: Genocide, when they're not arguing or fighting, Shinji and Asuka blush a lot when they are together:
    • After getting a backhanded compliment from Asuka:
      "T-thank you," Shinji replied, blushing slightly. "You…are good company too."
    • In another instance, Asuka teases Shinji, and when he starts stammering, she blushes:
      Her face colored immediately.
  • A New ROAD of Misfortune: Both Mitsuko Kongou and Kinuho Wannai, as they both experienced rather important events with Touma. He, however, only recalls having an interesting day with Mitsuko and had forgotten how he truly met Kinuho due to the Mental Breakdown he suffered after defeating the Spell of End: Ragnarok.
  • Not So Glamorous Life:
    • Stormer blushes when Kimber asks her if she'd like to hang out with her.
    • Stormer blushes heavily when giving Kimber a violet and being hugged by Kimber.
  • The One I Love Is...: In chapter 9 Shinji blurts out that he loves Asuka to her face. Then he blushes brightly.
    As the words sunk in, Asuka's eyes grew wider and wider. I felt myself blushing heavily under her gaze.
  • In Pokémon Reset Bloodlines, Misty is prone to this when she thinks about Ash. The sidestory focused on Professor Oak's Summer Camp also depicts Serena often blushing as she spends more time with him.
  • In Danny Phantom fanfic Resurrected Memories: After developing feelings for Danny, Ember is prone to this.
  • Rise of the Minisukas: When Shinji first sees Leader and Shiki sitting in his cockpit, he thinks he must be hallucinating, since why else he would be seeing two beautiful girls calling her an idiot? He does not notice both Minisukas blushing intensely at being called beautiful.
  • Role-Playing (Evangelion): When she finally spits her feelings out, Asuka's cheeks turn bright red.
    Head bowed with a blush dotting her cheeks, Asuka took a deep breath and told him, "I love you."
  • Discussed in Sunday Skivvies when Luan sees Lincoln blushing (out of embarrassment) upon seeing her in her undies. She jokingly asks if he thinks she's cute and this disgusts him because they're siblings.
  • Tangled Up In You has several dozen of these, most of them brought on either by Marinette's crush on Adrien, Adrien's crush on Ladybug, or, in later chapters, Adrien's developing feelings for Marinette.
  • The Fourth Light Series features many of these between Anne and Marcy following their Relationship Upgrade in both One Small Change and No Matter What.
  • Most of The Owl House stories feature these between Luz and Amity. There are still moments between other characters.
    • Luz Clawthorne has Emira doing these around Viney before they get together, Skara, who has a thing for Willow which becomes mutual, Pacifica towards Mabel, and it's implied that Boscha has started getting these in regards to Tom Lucitor.
    • A Blight on Bonesborough:
      • Boscha has some moments since she briefly has a crush on Amity.
      • Vee, Clara and Masha all do it around around each other as their feelings for one another become known.
      • Eda sports these as it becomes clear she still has feelings for Camila. It's later shown to be mutual.

    Films — Animation 
  • In My Little Pony: Equestria Girls, Twilight Sparkle gets one every time Flash Sentry makes an appearance,(like in the image above in which is an exemple) though their relationship never goes further than that.
  • In Peter Pan, during the controversial "What Makes the Red Man Red?" musical number, Tiger Lily flirts with Peter by rubbing her nose against his, pushing him back into the Indian chief headdress he had just been given. He reemerges blushing furiously from the bust up.
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs has an example by proxy, when Snow White sends a dove down to the prince, having given it a kiss to pass on to him. The dove perches on his finger and blushes intensely.
  • In Tangled, Pascal turns bright red both at the Near Kiss in the boat and the actual kiss in the epilogue.
  • In Turning Red, Mei blushes when she stares at Carter Murphy-Mayhew through a Crush Filter.

    Film — Live-Action 
  • Troy Bolton's dad in High School Musical 2 points out that a phone-call his son just left the room to take couldn't be from his girlfriend Gabriella because Troy blushes every time she phones him, and then Mr. Bolton remembers he is talking to his son's friends and quickly adds, "I didn't say that."
  • Jean in The Lady Eve is the daughter of a conman and targets a Tall, Dark, and Handsome ophidiologist by pretending to fall in love with him. However, when she announces to her father the date she and Dr. Pike going on sometime later, her father points out she's blushing, assuming she's really good at acting, but her blush might've been a sign of something else.
  • Everyone around Maria in The Sound of Music points out how red her face turned during her dance with Mr. Von Trapp at a party. Mr. Von Trapp briefly looks smug about it whereas his fiancee later confronts Maria and admits she's had reservations about the engagement, especially after seeing the two's body language when they finished dancing.

  • The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. Tatiana's blushing is a Running Gag and causes problems given that she's trying to hide her attraction to the man who's dating her sister.
  • In Wen Spencer's A Brother's Price, Jerin Whistler blushes profusely at thoughts of the Princess Ren, and especially at innuendo. He's blushy in general, once flushing after a bath is prepared for him because of the idea that strangers have paid that much attention to a place where he is to be naked.
  • Clockpunk and the Vitalizer has the heroine, whose constant flushes of embarrassment and infatuation include blushing.
  • In Sarah A. Hoyt's Draw One in the Dark, Kyrie blushes when denying to Tom's father that she is Tom's girlfriend.
  • In Alethea Kontis's Enchanted, Sunday blushes when the prince explains that everyone's staring because they think she must have been too familiar with him.
  • At the beginning of Endo and Kobayashi Live! The Latest on Tsundere Villainess Lieselotte, after Siegwald kisses Lieselotte's cheeks on Kobayashi's "command," Lieselotte goes bright red, ears and neck included. It is at this point Siegwald believes in the commentators' claim that Lieselotte truly loves him but is being Tsundere about it, rather than being an Alpha Bitch as he thought previously.
  • The Harry Potter series had a fair amount of this trope:
    • In the early days of the series, Ginny Weasley was very prone to blushing whenever she interacted or was in the same room as Harry. Ron points out that during summer breaks, his sister constantly talks about Harry.
    • Harry himself was a victim of this when he asked out Cho in Goblet of Fire, as well as whenever he interacted with her during the school year, and their eventual break-up the year after.
    • In the same novel, Hermione blushed whenever she talked about Viktor, or whenever someone called out her out-of-character behaviour in favour of him.
    • When Moaning Myrtle expresses interest in Harry, she's described as "blushing silver."
  • In Rick Riordan's The Heroes of Olympus: The Son of Neptune, when Ella returns with Tyson, she blushes when she talks to Percy of it. When Percy calls Tyson "you big charmer," Tyson blushes too.
  • In Julie Kagawa's The Iron King, after a fraught moment with Ash, Meghan thinks she must be blushing like a fire engine.
  • In P. G. Wodehouse's Jill the Reckless, a Flash Forward recounts how Otis would blush on his wedding.
  • In Stephanie Burgis's Kat, Incorrigible's A Most Improper Magick, when Sir Neville is flattering at a ball, Elissa blushes.
  • In Devon Monk's Magic in the Shadows, Allie, much to her surprise, blushes at a toast "to love."
  • In Edgar Rice Burroughs's The Monster Men, when Virginia studies the man who rescued her, he looks at her. She blushes.
    As she watched his face he suddenly turned his eyes down upon her, and as she looked hurriedly away she was furious with herself as she felt a crimson flush mantle her cheek.
  • In Seanan McGuire's October Daye novels
    • A Local Habitation: when Toby rags Quentin about his interest in Terrie when he has a girlfriend, he blushes, and when Alex asks Toby whether she has a boyfriend and why not, she blushes.
    • One Salt Sea, when Tybalt tells her she is more beautiful than her mother, Toby blushes.
  • In John Milton's Paradise Lost, Eve "blushing like the Morn:" when meeting Adam.
  • In L. Jagi Lamplighter's Prospero in Hell, Calvin blushes when he finds himself being eyed closely by Logistilla.
  • Camille from Super Powereds reacts to Vince this way, although she does so less and less as she gets used to him presence.
  • Tales of Kolmar has Lanen, influenced by her father's demon-made attraction charm, fall for him complete with blushing at the very thought of him despite being in her twenties and, she thought, over that kind of reaction to boys. She didn't know he was her father then.
  • In The Talking Parcel, Ethelred is prone to blushing whenever Penelope praises him. On one especially memorable occasion, he goes "as red as fourteen pounds of overripe tomatoes".
  • In Poul Anderson's Three Hearts and Three Lions, when Meriven tells Holger that her bath is big enough for them both, Holger thinks his ears must be incandescent as he forges an excuse.
  • In Connie Willis's To Say Nothing of the Dog, when Verity tells Ned that he was so time-lagged he should have fallen in Love at First Sight with the first girl he saw, and Ned says that the first girl he saw was her, Ned thinks a proper Victorian maiden would have blushed. Verity is crisp and logical.
    • Tossie, who actually is a Victorian young lady, blushes frequently when talking to her future husband.
  • In L. Jagi Lamplighter's The Unexpected Enlightenment of Rachel Griffin, "My love" — which is a regional saying that means nothing — still turns Rachel's face hot enough to fry eggs on it.
  • In Seanan McGuire's Velveteen vs. The Junior Super Patriots, Velma remembers how she blushed when Aaron first spoke to her, encouraging her at the auditions.
  • In Poul Anderson's Virgin Planet, in the end, the two heroines decide to resolve the Love Triangle by rolling dice for who got the hero. He waits, and "had the grace to blush."

    Live-Action TV 
  • Legends of Tomorrow. In "Daddy Darhkest", Sara Lance refuses to admit that Ava Sharpe has the hots for her, so Leo Snart has the ship's AI replay their last transmission where Ava does this trope when Sara suggests they should relax over a glass of wine.
    Snart: Head down, eyes up, cheeks flushed. Classic courtship signals.
  • The White Queen: Isabel teases her younger sister, "See how Anne is blushing!" after the latter finds out that their father will request the king's approval on a match between Anne and her crush Richard.

    Mythology & Religion 
  • In the The Achilleid, Achilles cheeks turn red when he sees Deidamia and experiences Love at First Sight. The narrator puts a lot of time describing it with a weird metaphor about blood spilling into milk.

  • AJCO:
    • Finn gets one around Nights, especially when she's touching him to file off his claws or fiddle with his muzzle, though his feelings are not reciprocated.
    • Similarly, Egg and Kube both go red (or, in Kube's case, dark green) when around each other. Expect the colouring to intensify the moment one of them does anything vaguely romantic to the other.
  • There is no GATE; we did not fight there: When Helen Sailstar first catches sight of Kytheus in the interlude *Fascination*, she finds herself captivated by his "fascinating" green eyes as her cheeks flush with heat. Her father has to startle her out of staring at the rest of him.

    Video Games 
  • Monica from Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes develops a Bodyguard Crush on Edelgard after the latter saves her from dying in a dungeon, and will blush whenever Edelgard compliments her.
  • Estelle from The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky shows this from time to time (more frequently as the game goes on and she starts realising the feelings she has for Joshua).
  • In Love & Pies, Amelia and Joe, who have a mutual crush, can't help but blush at each other whenever they're together.
  • Liara T'Soni from Mass Effect has this expression every time she's alone with Commander Shepard. She has a huge crush on Shepard and is often embarrassed when speaking with the commander. This trait still pops up in the later games too if the player pursues a romance with her. Amusingly, her cheeks turn purple since she's an alien.
  • In Persona 4, the various romantic interests will sport one when you get to the last stages of their social links. It's noticeable because you're "just" hanging out after school, something they acted perfectly casual about earlier in their social links. The blushes will (largely) disappear if you choose to stay friends instead of dating them, however.
  • In Pillars of Eternity, the first response blue-skinned Maneha has when asked about Pallegina is to "turn a deeper shade of blue".
  • In the Rune Factory games, when you court various women, some will show this blush when you talk to them, and your friendship level is high enough.
  • Because it wasn't clear enough that Summon Night: Swordcraft Story's Pratty is gay, she blushes and says "The lovely twin sisters!" upon being told her next opponent was a pair of twin girls.

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    Web Animation 
  • In RWBY, Blake of all people gets one early in Vol. 3 when Sun smiles at her. Happens later with Yang in Volume 7 when the former notices her new haircut. Returns with a vengeance during her and Yang's Love Confession in Volume 9.
    • Oscar blushes in surprise when Ruby simply expresses concern for his well being and puts a hand on his shoulders whereas he doesn't even blush whenever Nora hugs him - showing his admiration for Ruby developed into a crush.

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    Web Original 
  • In Worm, Taylor suffers this quite badly in Chapter 6.3 when she's assembling furniture with Brian.

    Western Animation 
  • In the Batman: The Animated Series episode "The Cat and the Claw", Bruce Wayne meets Selina Kyle for the first time and blushes, even stumbling over his words a little speaking to her.
  • DC Super Hero Girls:
    • Lois Lane blushes quite happily when she's noticed by Superman.
    • Wonder Woman also blushes quite heavily when she sees Steve Trevor, the first boy she saw upon coming to Earth.
  • Kaeloo: In Episode 107, Mr. Cat flirts with Kaeloo, causing both of them to blush.
  • Korra does this rather a lot around Mako in Book One of The Legend of Korra; examples include after a Sleep Cute moment and during and following their first kiss in The Spirit of Competition. Interestingly, while Mako returns her affections, he has yet to display this trope in return, at least around Korra (though he did have awkwardness and blushing aplenty during his first encounter with his Romantic False Lead Asami). This seems to be a habit of Korra's, as in a later season she blushes when Second Love Asami compliments her new haircut.
  • In the Marvel Rising franchise, Kamala Khan, aka Miss Marvel, is often prone to getting flustered around Dante Pertuz, aka Inferno. She blushes quite heavily around him in Playing With Fire.
  • Miraculous Ladybug: Marinette turns red as a beetroot on a regular basis when it comes to Adrien. The latter also do it often in presence of Ladybug.
  • Spike blushes after receiving a kiss from his crush Rarity, in the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic episode "Secret of My Excess".
  • The Owl House:
    • Once Amity Blight Took a Level in Kindness, she started blushing quite a bit around Luz Noceda, whom she's fallen in love with. In Season 2, once Luz realizes that she likes Amity back when the latter rescues her from the Blight parents, she starts getting a lot of this as well.
    • Gus is shown blushing at Bria in "Through the Looking Glass Ruins". Unlike with Luz and Amity, this doesn't go anywhere, since Bria turns out to be a Bitch in Sheep's Clothing.
    • Eda and Raine blush around each other a few times in "Eda's Requiem" due to their past relationship (it's implied that it's their first time seeing each other since they broke up over a decade prior).
    • When Amity shows Luz a photo of her father winning the Bonesborough Brawl as a teenager in "Reaching Out", her mother can be seen in the crowd with a faint blush.
    • Hunter seems to have several moments of these whenever he's around Willow, although he doesn't act on his feelings due to being an Insecure Love Interest.
    • Vee blushes from seeing her goth friend Masha in "Thanks to Them", implying that she has a crush on the other teen.
  • Isabella from Phineas and Ferb gets like this around Phineas, of course. It's mutual when they become a couple in "Act Your Age".
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power: While investigating some damaged equipment in "Flutterina", Hordak asks, "Was this your doing, Entrapta?" Imp repeats Entrapta's name over and over again, causing Hordak to blush.
  • Steven Universe: In "An Indirect Kiss", Steven and Connie take turns sharing a juice box. After Connie drinks the juice which now contains some of Steven's saliva, her face glows for a minute. She takes off her glasses, and a moment later, her eyesight magically heals, and she can see perfectly and clearly without her glasses.
  • Total Drama:
    • As the twenty eliminated campers return in "The Very Last Episode, Really!", Gwen locks eyes with Trent and quickly looks at the ground when she starts blushing. Trent walks by with a warm smile, prompting Gwen to look back up and bite her lip.
    • In "Chinese Fake-Out", Alejandro comes to Courtney's rescue when her tricycle gets stuck in a crack. He also takes his time to flirt with her, which causes Courtney to blush.
    • In "Rapa-Phooey!", Heather blushes when Alejandro points out that she picked him to be alone with in first class. She promptly tucks it away under a veneer of outrage that he'd make more of her choice than mere strategy.
    • Sky blushes in "I Love You, I Love You Knots" when Dave is dared to kiss someone sitting next to him and Shawn makes a run for it, leaving only her as an option. Sky isn't ready yet to admit she likes Dave, so like Dave she hides behind the fact they need to do this to win the challenge.
    • Shawn reconciles with Jasmine in "Hurl and Go Seek!" and at the campfire ceremony she tries to kiss him. Always wary of zombies, he yells for her not to bite him, after which she reaches out further to truly kiss him. Shawn's response is "Oh," a smile, and a light blush.
  • Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum:
    • In "I Am George Washington", Yadina keeps blushing around Kid!George Washington. Along with the fact that she constantly gushes about how great he is, this hints that she may have a crush on him.
    • Brad has blushed around the kid versions of Catherine the Great, Emily Bronte, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
  • Young Justice. It's obvious when Miss Martian does this (whenever Superboy unbends enough to give her some praise) because the red stands out when you're a Green-Skinned Space Babe.


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Falling Stinks

While on their way to deal with Ember, Sam starts to see Danny in a literally new light. Unfortunately, the tender moment between them comes to an end when they crash face first into a giant cardboard cutout of Ember.

How well does it match the trope?

5 (7 votes)

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