Square planar platinum(II) complexes are attractive building blocks for multifunctional soft materials due totheir unique optoelectronic properties. However, for soft materials derived from synthetically simple discretemetal complexes, achieving a combination of optical properties, thermoresponsiveness and excellentmechanical properties is a major challenge. Here, we report the rapid self-recovery of luminescent metallogelsderived from platinum(II) complexes of perfluoroalkyl and alkyl derivatives of terpyridine ligands. Using singlecrystal X-ray diffraction studies, we show that the presence of synergistic platinum–platinum (PtPt) metallo-polymerization and fluorine–fluorine (FF) interactions are the major drivingforces in achieving hierarchicalsuperstructures. The resulting bright red gels showedthe presence of highly entangled three-dimensionalnetworks and helical nanofibres with both (PandM) handedness. The gels recoverupto87%oftheiroriginalstorage modulus even after several cycles under oscillatory step-strain rheological measurements showingrapid self-healing. The luminescence properties, along with thermo- and mechanoresponsive gelation,provide the potential to utilize synthetically simplediscrete complexes in advanced optical materials.