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Basic Trope: A character berates another for putting themselves in danger before becoming happy that they're safe.

  • Straight: Summer gets angry at Danny for nearly putting himself in danger in his battle against Emperor Evulz, just before crying with joy that he's safe and sound.
  • Exaggerated: Summer beats up Danny for nearly killing himself in an epic showdown with Emperor Evulz while sobbingly asking him why is she doing this to him. She then hugs him sobbing on his chest.
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  • Downplayed: Summer calls Danny an idiot for putting himself in harm's way, but later tells him that she's happy that he's alive.
  • Justified:
    • Danny is an Idiot Hero who always rushes into action without thinking, and this displeases Summer, who wants him to be more careful.
    • Danny also doesn't have many options on how to handle the situation, given how powerful the Big Bad is and how slim his chances of victory, let alone survival are. Time and additional allies are also rare perks.
  • Inverted: Summer sends Danny after he defeats Emperor Evulz, hoping for him to die. When he lives, she tells him how proud she is of him, so he would put himself in more danger.
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
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    • ...before kicking him in the groin.
    • Summer is unable too express her worry, and claims she was mad at him for being stupid.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zig Zagged: Summer gets angry at Danny, but then sobs happily that he's safe, only to become angry at him again, just before being happy again. She goes back and forth, making Danny think that she needs to see a therapist.
  • Averted: Summer doesn't get angry or berate Bob. She only cries happily that he's safe.
  • Enforced: ???
  • Lampshaded:
    • "Let me guess, you're mad because you thought I was dead?"
    • "Summer, you're not my mother, stop treating me like I'm a fucking child!!"
  • Invoked: Since Summer is a Tsundere, she rationalizes berating him to discourage more dangerous idiocy without letting on that she likes him.
  • Exploited: Summer is locked out of the fight between Evulz and Danny, so all she CAN do is worry and let that anger build up. At least until Lt. Drake shows up, at which point she starts taking it out on him. The following encounter is a cathartic brawl.
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  • Defied: Summer would feel foolish if she snaps at Danny for getting into danger, so she tries not to get angry at him.
  • Discussed:
    • "How can anyone want to kill people because they're almost got themselves killed?"
    • "Yeah, I shouldn't get myself hurt, but that doesn't mean you have to be so angry about it!"
  • Conversed: "Ugh! Whenever female characters do that to their loved ones, this makes me feel that this is the first step to bitchdom."
  • Deconstructed:
    • Danny's foolhardy antics has gotten Summer angry to the point she forgets to be happy for Danny being safe and they bitterly break up.
    • Summer was angry at Danny's recklessness to the point of behaving inhospitably around him, even when Danny isn't being reckless. Danny's friends weren't happy about her behavior.
  • Reconstructed:
    • But then Danny relents and acknowledges that she acted angry to make sure he doesn't upset her, and the two reconciled.
    • Summer realizes this and tries to control her temper, thus making amends with Danny.
  • Played For Laughs: Danny adds "get chewed out by Summer" to his to-do list, right after waking up, going to school, and saving the world from certain doom.
  • Played For Drama: Summer has been a pain to Danny for a while. So when Danny comes back exhausted and bruised, Summer adds on to the strain by snapping at him for his "recklessness". This causes Danny to finally snap at her, which proves that he is so sick of her and leaves her.
  • Plotted A Good Waste: Though well-meaning, this sort of behavior is abrasive and easy to look at as Summer being a bad fit for Danny. This feeds into an Aesop about acknowledging peoples' Hidden Depths... anger aside, Summer and Danny are actually a happy couple.


How dare you put yourself in harm's way by going into the main page, Troper! Don't you realize that I was worried about you?! I've could have lost you! I'm so happy that you're here!
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