As do brunettes , redheads , Bald Women , little old ladies with white hair and young girls with Amazing Technicolor Hair. The heroine, like the hero, tends to be much more mature and likable than in All Girls Want Bad Boys ; frequently, they've been burned by a previous lover , and generally, they've matured. But it is not necessary. Any heroine who finds the hero attractive exactly for his more admirable qualities falls under Single Woman Seeks Good Man.
This can range from liking his sense of humor, to appreciating his poetry skills, all the way to his Heroic Sacrifice. Rescue Romance is often a form of this. However, it creates a problem insofar as the heroine has to neither fight her common sense nor reform the hero for a Happy Ending.
As a consequence, the writer needs some other method of generating conflict. See the Analysis page for details. Frequently the victorious childhood friend or a Second Love. Compare to Understanding Boyfriend. Though seemingly rare, some people out there will be glad to know that, yes, this can be Truth in Television. Nor is this always heterosexual for that matter. Of course, Tropes Are Not Good. It has been overused and exaggerated in Harem Genre , where the protagonist somehow attracts even girls he has little to no interactions with merely because of single simple decency some aren't even outright kindness.
As this trope frequently deals with critical plot details, be warned: Some are unmarked, too, so don't say we didn't warn you. Natsu falls for Arashi pretty instantly, mostly because of her lack of self-confidence and he's the first guy who was ever nice to her.
Keiichi Morisato from Ah My Goddess! In fact, he never would have even had a chance to meet the wish-granting goddess Belldandy in the first place if it weren't for the fact he's a mistreated Nice Guy. Mine is one of the female assassins of Night Raid, a band of trained killers who coldly execute their targets without a shred of sympathy.
She develops a huge crush on new recruit Tatsumi , because of his pure heart, true heroic character, and concern for others. Also, the team's greatest enemy Esdeath lusts for the hero while hunting him down.
This is the reason Kurome of the Jaegers ends up falling for her teammate Wave , due to a combination of his kindness, concern for his teammates, ferocious protection of her from being raped by Syura, and good intentions.
It's enough that when Wave finally reciprocates those feelings and decides to Opt Out of the war to take care of her , she ultimately abandons the war and the Empire to be with him. Ryoko's relationship with Kitano looked like it's going to fall into the All Girls Want Bad Boys trope by his appearance , but after seeing Kitano's true nature , it becomes this trope instead.
Julis originally didn't think much of Ayato , but after getting to see his kindness and desire to protect her no matter the cost, she develops feelings for him. She is head over heels in love with her ex-husband and current boyfriend, Austria, who's a Neat Freak Sheltered Aristocrat.
Although she rarely minds seeing him being felt up by other males Many fans believe this is one of the reasons for Greece implicitly having more of a chance with Japan than Turkey does.
Sure, Greece might be a bit of a lech and get into fistfights with Turkey , but his Nice Guy qualities are so prominent that he's the one Japan's most likely to be in a happy and stable relationship with in fanworks. Sweden is afflicted with a bad case of Face of a Thug , but he's very sweet and gentle underneath.
Scarred Pyro Maniac Nice Holystone is in a relationship with her longtime friend Jacuzzi Splot, who has got to be the most nonthreatening man in America — at least most of the time , anyway Whether or not the affection existed beforehand, it was definitely solidified the moment she saw that he had gotten a scar-like tattoo on his face so she didn't have to feel alone after her explosives accident left her scarred and without a left eye.
Battle Royale ; it's revealed that half the girls in class harbored a crush on protagonist Shuya and he was completely oblivious to it all. To drive in the idea of how they seek a "good" man, Shuya is revealed to be one of the most idealistic , kind-hearted boys in the entire series. The "bad girls" in the class all fall into this category.
They've all slept with numerous sleazebags — almost exclusively for cash, yet all they really want is a nice guy who cares about them.
Hirono Shimizu is one of the aforementioned girls with a soft spot for Shuya; Yoshimi Yahagi is in love with her boyfriend Yoji Kuramoto, who despises the bad things she's done but loves her anyway. The most notable example, however, is the head honcho, Mitsuko Souma. She doesn't give a damn about any guy who lusts after her, but is deeply distressed when Yuichiro Takiguchi, the only person who was ever kind to her, dies.
Berserk plays it straight between Guts and Casca. It's not Guts' ultra-macho behaviour nor his ability to destroy a whole army single-handedly that made Casca fall for him, it's rather his righteousness, his consideration towards her as well as their Not So Different backgrounds.
She was attracted to Griffith because she thought he was a formidable man after he saved her from servitude and prostitution. Then he went over the Moral Event Horizon during Eclipse and she couldn't stand him anymore. The same can be said as for the Griffith-Charlotte couple. Except that Griffith is hardly a nice guy- he's just immensely capable of playing that role to get Charlotte as his Meal Ticket. In Black Lagoon , dangerous and very violent Revy becomes gradually attracted to the decent, kind and caring Rock, even though she hates to admit it.
However in "Roberta's Blood Trail", Rock is becoming more callous and manipulative, and it's suggested the reason Revy isn't pushing the relationship is because she's afraid of being disillusioned about him. Later, it's revealed that they met in one of the darkest moments of her life when her brother and caretaker died , leaving her alone in the world , and a while later they got to actually know each other as they became classmates.
From then on, and especially after all the adventures that the True Companions have gone through including a Rescue Arc where they fought to rescue her , Orihime considers Ichigo as the person who allowed her to develop her Barrier Warrior powers and, as she tells Riruka, "saved" her.
The thirteen brothers from Brothers Conflict all like the heroine, Ema Hinata, because of her kindness and Ema falls for one of them depending on the route chosen because they are all good if flawed men who promise their undying love for her.
Inside and outside the soccer fields, Tsubasa Ohzora is a Humble Hero and a very kind-hearted guy. No wonder Sanae and Kumi and lots of nameless fangirls, in the TV series fall in love with him. The pilot manga chapter directly alluded to this trope. Genzo openly declared his love for Aki, but she apologized and turned him down because she already was in love with Taro. Koujiro Hyuuga started as a Jerk Ass who slowly evolved to a Jerk with a Heart of Gold , but what made his prospect girlfriend Maki Akamine fall for him was how he supported her in her budding career and gave her a Cooldown Hug when her team lost badly.
Played with in DEAD Tube , during the 48 hours of filming Mashiro requested from Machiya, she teased him with many cases in which his hormones and urges could get the best of him: This of course might be only a part of her reason, or it is a farce altogether, Mashiro knows Machiya is thrilled about murders and she likes to perform said actions, the two are a match made in heaven or hell.
Her best friend Ran Mouri likes Amateur Sleuth Shinichi Kudou who is very protective of his loved ones and has a strong sense of justice And unbeknownst to them, he's living with her Some people have wondered why Ran would like a guy like Shinichi Well, in a private discussion with Conan aka Shinichi himself , Ran stated that while he may have an unpleasant personality , he's also brave and someone you can rely on in a pinch.
In fact, Ran first realized she was in love with him when he helped save a Serial Killer from falling to his death. When asked by the said killer why he [Shinichi] would even consider doing such an act, Shinichi responded with: The biggest reasons for her choice are how kind and gentle he is, as well as him promising that he won't leave her alone , something very important for a woman who lost both her father and her First Love very messily.
Not to say that the aforementioned Shiratori is a Bad Boy, nope; he's a bit of a jerk, but said jerkiness comes more from pride than actual malice and he's an honest and hardworking cop, a quality that he's had ever since he was a child In fact, Shiratori's genuine desire to uphold the law to the benefit of people is the BIG detail that makes her fall in love with him, since it makes her remember how they met as children ; from then on they're together and she's all but stated to be able to bring the best out of someone like him.
Allen Walker from D. Gray-Man is one of the nicest guys in anime, and is also quite the Chick Magnet. Rohfa has a huge crush on him, Road is openly smitten with him, and it is implied in one of the Reverse novels that Lenalee is interested in him romantically. Arale in the future marries Nice Guy Obotchaman. Both are Ridiculously Human Robots with the shapes and minds of children Hiyoko, Peasuke's girlfriend, is also an example. Akane although at first it seemed to be the opposite ,eventually starts dating Tsukutsun, who is a very levelheaded and friendly boy, and even marries him.
Angel has every female fall for the phantom thief Dark, with the exception of Riku Harada who falls in love with the sweet, good-natured Daisuke. In Eden of the East , Selecao No. Her favourite tactic is seducing rapists and other cruel men and then castrating and torturing them when they're in the seclusion of her apartment.
However she develops an affection for Takizawa because he's a "good boy" and eventually becomes an ally to him. Lucy whose real name is Kaede from Elfen Lied falls for Kouta because he is the first person to be genuinely kind to her and not shun her because she is different he even finds her horns cool.
Even though she gets, to say the least, deranged and murderous later in life, she continues loving Kouta for his virtues and refuses to harm him. Eureka falling for friendly and sensitive Renton for his good-nature fits this trope like a glove. Anemone falls for Dominic, her caretaker, because taking care of her is not a job for him, and he also was genuinely kind to her despite how utterly troubled she is.
Mavis Vermillion fell in love with Zeref because she saw the tortured soul beneath his exterior, and his kindness in helping her and her friends learn magic. Thus, she is immensely disappointed in the man he is today, though she does recognize the circumstances that caused his change in character specifically her death are more than justifiable. In Fist of the North Star , all the bloodthirsty warriors and cruel overlords want gentle and beautiful Yuria as their wife but she would rather give herself to the badass yet genuinely kind, generous and caring Kenshiro.
In Freezing , the fact that Kazuya Aoi is respectful and kind towards the very troubled Satellizer makes her develop affection towards him. Also applies to Lana. She was told before leaving her village that the man who could make her Stigmata "resonate" would be her destined partner. Kazuya's Freezing has this exact effect, leading to her initial interest in him as a partner. In Fruits Basket , this happens quite frequently. Kyoko falls deeply in love with Katsuya though very sarcastic, he was the first person to ever try to understand her and treated her kindly.
Machi falls for the gentle, good-natured Yuki. Mitsuru becomes very close to Ritsu, bonding over the stress Shigure causes them. Komaki is practically married to Manabu who, zaniness aside, is very attentive and caring towards her, and the time he went overboard was in a misguided desire to help her which she immediately bites him for.
Rin actually says that the reason she fell in love with Haru was because he was "a kind boy", who took care of her after everyone else abandoned her. Even in the case of Kyo, Tohru is attracted to the sweet, loving side of him that becomes more and more prominent as the series goes on. A gender-flipped example is Tohru herself, who breaks the Vicious Cycle of abuse that isolates everyone in the Sohma family by just being nice to them and listening to their troubles.
Of course, Tohru has issues of her own, but that's not the point. Only two people- Kyo and Momiji- love her romantically, but as the plot progresses, all the Sohmas grow fond of her — including Akito, the extremely cruel Big Bad , who turns out to be a terribly unloved person underneath all the craziness. It is this platonic love that gives the Zodiac the confidence to stand up to the Evil Matriarch that controls their lives.