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Basic Trope: One person kisses and/or has sex with someone who's unconscious.

  • Straight: Alice is lying in a coma at Troperville General Hospital. Her boyfriend, Bob, comes to visit her, and decides she looks so beautiful that he can't help himself, and kisses Alice. (Which may or may not appear in her coma dream and/or wake her up.)
  • Exaggerated:
    • Alice is dead, and not in a hospital but in a morgue or in a casket.
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    • Every male doctor or nurse at the hospital has his way with comatose Alice. Maybe even a few female doctors/nurses as well.
    • Bob actually has sex with Alice while she's in a coma!
      • Alice wakes up while Bob is inside of her. Instead of feeling frightened or upset, she's happy, and then continues to have sex with him.
  • Downplayed: Bob considers kissing Alice, feels sexually attracted, or gives her a peck on the cheek.
  • Justified:
    • Alice has Virgin Power, and Bob is a villain; it's an excellent opportunity to strip her of that power.
    • Bob is trying to wake Alice up by "reminding" her of something she really enjoyed with him.
    • This setting is such a dystopic No Woman's Land that a woman needn't even be conscious to have sex; they are viewed as passive masturbatory devices and/or vessels for childbearing, not as people.
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    • It's a magic coma where kissing and/or sex actually rouses the victim.
    • The night before, Alice gives Bob her consent to wake her up this way in the morning.
  • Inverted: When Bob goes to visit the unconscious Alice, she kisses him while in a half-asleep state.
  • Gender Inverted: Alice visits her boyfriend Bob, who is lying unconscious in the hospital, and kisses or has sex with him while he's unconscious.
  • Subverted:
  • Double Subverted:
  • Parodied:
  • Zig Zagged: It is ambiguous what actually happened in the hospital room. Bob claims it's Not What It Looks Like, but witnesses disagree.
  • Averted:
    • Alice is not unconscious.
    • Bob doesn't kiss or have sex with Alice.
  • Enforced: Rule of Drama, or alternatively Black Comedy Rape
  • Lampshaded: "Ew, why are you kissing/having sex with her? She's in a coma!"
  • Invoked: Bob is at a bar or party with Alice, and drugs her drink.
  • Exploited:
  • Defied:
  • Discussed:
    Bob (Thinking Out Loud): Man, Alice looks so beautiful sleeping there... I could just kiss her right now...
    Charlie: Seriously, wait until she wakes up and get her permission first!
    Bob: But what if she's under a spell and she can't wake up until she's been kissed?
  • Conversed: "What's with that character! Kissing/having sex with someone in a coma?!"
  • Implied: It is unknown what Bob is doing, but it looks like sex or kissing.
  • Played for Laughs: Alice is under a spell that requires kissing or sex to get her out of a coma. Bob does it, but makes "ew" faces the whole time.
  • Played for Drama: Bob gets arrested for rape.

(walks in) Dude, She's Like, in a Coma! Get away from her, you pervert!

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