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29th Jul '16 12:10:30 PM X2X
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Because of the holiday, there is an inherent sort of romanticism associated with the name "Valentine"[[note]]The name actually derives from the Latin word for strength and capability: ''valens''[[/note]] .

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Because of the holiday, there is an inherent sort of romanticism associated with the name "Valentine"[[note]]The "Valentine" [[note]]The name actually derives from the Latin word for strength and capability: ''valens''[[/note]] .
''valens''[[/note]].



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* Mai Valentine from ''Anime/YuGiOh''. Her last name is Kujaku (peafowl) in the original, though.
* U.S. President (and BigBad) Funny Valentine in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure: Steel Ball Run.'' [[spoiler:He is unquestionably a villain, but he turns out to be a (deluded) WellIntentionedExtremist. Hey... Jesus's corpse blessed him for a reason.]]

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* Mai Valentine from ''Anime/YuGiOh''. ''Anime/YuGiOh'' Her last name is Kujaku (peafowl) in the original, though.
* U.S. President (and BigBad) Funny Valentine in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure: Steel Ball Run.'' Run''. [[spoiler:He is unquestionably a villain, but he turns out to be a (deluded) WellIntentionedExtremist. Hey... Jesus's corpse blessed him for a reason.]]



* ''ComicBook/ThePowerpuffGirls'': "The Bride Of Mojo Jojo" (issue #24, DC run) has Mojo looking for love on Valentine's Day because he cannot be "a party of one". But when a dating service fails him, he uses various discards and his own DNA to create a Bride of Frankenstein-style mate. The girls, in the meantime, are entertaining ideas of what kind of mommy they'd want.

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* ''ComicBook/ThePowerpuffGirls'': "The Bride Of Mojo Jojo" (issue #24, DC run) has Mojo looking for love on Valentine's Day because he cannot be "a party of one". one." But when a dating service fails him, he uses various discards and his own DNA to create a Bride of Frankenstein-style mate. The girls, in the meantime, are entertaining ideas of what kind of mommy they'd want.



* The grandfather in ''SpyKids'' (played by Ricardo Montalban) is named Valentin Avellan.

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* The grandfather in ''SpyKids'' ''Film/SpyKids'' (played by Ricardo Montalban) Creator/RicardoMontalban) is named Valentin Avellan.



* Billy Ray Valentine in ''Film/TradingPlaces''
* George Valentin, the male lead in ''Film/TheArtist'', as an homage to silent screen lover Valentino.

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* Billy Ray Valentine in ''Film/TradingPlaces''
''Film/TradingPlaces''.
* George Valentin, the male lead in ''Film/TheArtist'', as an homage to silent screen lover Valentino.Valentino (see the Real Life section below).



* Valentine Wiggin from ''EndersGame''. Valentine is the sweet, empathetic-to-a-fault middle child. This stands in contrast with her brothers psychopath-but-he-grew-up-okay Peter "The Rock (Upon Whom I Found My Church)," Fisher Of Men, and the youngest practically-inhuman-empathy-and-perfect-warrior 'Ender,' properly Andrew, "brother of Peter", "he-who-insisted-on-being-crucified-on-an-X". You see, their father--the very-Catholic John Paul Wiggin[[note]]born Jan Paweł Wieczorek in Poland, and [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous named after a famous 20th-century Pope both in-universe and out]][[/note]]--gave them significant saints' names and secret baptisms, because Ender's Game was written at a time when Card seriously believed that Da Gubbamint might outlaw the practice of religion and succeed under the pretense of population control. This interacts annoyingly with TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, for reasons that have nothing to do with this trope.

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* Valentine Wiggin from ''EndersGame''.''Literature/EndersGame''. Valentine is the sweet, empathetic-to-a-fault middle child. This stands in contrast with her brothers psychopath-but-he-grew-up-okay Peter "The Rock (Upon Whom I Found My Church)," Fisher Of Men, and the youngest practically-inhuman-empathy-and-perfect-warrior 'Ender,' "Ender," properly Andrew, "brother of Peter", "he-who-insisted-on-being-crucified-on-an-X". Peter," "he-who-insisted-on-being-crucified-on-an-X." You see, their father--the very-Catholic very Catholic John Paul Wiggin[[note]]born Jan Paweł Wieczorek in Poland, and [[NamedAfterSomebodyFamous named after a famous 20th-century Pope both in-universe and out]][[/note]]--gave them significant saints' names and secret baptisms, because Ender's Game ''Ender's Game'' was written at a time when Card [[Creator/OrsonScottCard Card]] seriously believed that Da Gubbamint might outlaw the practice of religion and succeed under the pretense of population control. This interacts annoyingly with TheGreatPoliticsMessUp, for reasons that have nothing to do with this trope.



* In Creator/GKChesterton's "Literature/FatherBrown" stories "The Blue Cross" and "The Secret Garden," Aristide Valentin [''sic''] is the Head of the Parisian police. [[spoiler: He is also the murderer in the latter.]]

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* In Creator/GKChesterton's "Literature/FatherBrown" stories "The Blue Cross" and "The Secret Garden," Aristide Valentin [''sic''] is the Head of the Parisian police. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He is also the murderer in the latter.]]



* Valentine, one of the Two Gentlemen of Verona from the play of [[Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona the same name]] by [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]

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* Valentine, one of the Two Gentlemen of Verona from the play of [[Theatre/TwoGentlemenOfVerona the same name]] by [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare]]Shakespeare]].



* ''Literature/LastMage'' has [[Really700YearsOld the protagonist]] assume various names - the latest is Elijah Valentine, after someone he loved particularly dearly.

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* ''Literature/LastMage'' has [[Really700YearsOld [[ReallySevenHundredYearsOld the protagonist]] [[IHaveManyNames assume various names - names]] -- the latest is Elijah Valentine, after someone he loved particularly dearly.



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* Emily Valentine from ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''

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* Emily Valentine from ''Series/BeverlyHills90210''''Series/BeverlyHills90210''.



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* Johnny Valentine, and his son Wrestling/{{Greg|Valentine}}, subvert this as they were both heels for much of their careers.

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* Johnny Valentine, Valentine and his son Wrestling/{{Greg|Valentine}}, Wrestling/{{Greg|Valentine}} subvert this as they were both heels for much of their careers.



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* Renee Valenti from ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''.

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* Renee Valenti from ''SurvivalOfTheFittest''.''Roleplay/SurvivalOfTheFittest''.



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* Tex Avery's 1936 [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Warner Bros. cartoon]] "Don't Look Now" has cherubic and childlike Dan Cupid preparing for February 14 with his bow and arrows. A similarly cherubic and childlike Devil sees the day as a chance to mess up Cupid's efforts with mischief.

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* Tex Avery's Creator/TexAvery's 1936 [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Warner Bros. cartoon]] "Don't Look Now" has cherubic and childlike Dan Cupid preparing for February 14 with his bow and arrows. A similarly cherubic and childlike Devil sees the day as a chance to mess up Cupid's efforts with mischief.



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* The ''[[TropeMaker original]]'' Saint Valentine.

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* The ''[[TropeMaker ''[[TropeMakers original]]'' Saint Valentine.
29th Jul '16 12:01:47 PM X2X
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** The following installment, ''Xrd -SIGN-'', adds two characters (Ramlethal and Elphelt) whose last names are Valentine, suggesting it's a SpeciesSurname. A fourth Valentine, Jack-O', joins in ''Xrd -REVELATOR-''. Ramlethal and Elphelt are successors to the original Valentine created by their "[[EvilMatriarch Mother]]," [[GreaterScopeVillain the Universal Will]]; the first [[spoiler:makes a HeelFaceTurn after discovering her emotions and own self-value]] while the second is [[spoiler:good-natured from the start, but briefly serves as a ManchurianAgent]]. Jack-O' was instead made by That Man ([[spoiler:the series' presumed but [[GoodAllAlong not]]-[[BigGood quite]]-BigBad]]) [[SpannerInTheWorks to counteract the Universal Will's plans]]. [[spoiler:Ramlethal and Elphelt are suggested to also be clones of Aria--Elphelt even looks identical to her save for a few cosmetic differences. Jack-O' is another dead ringer, but she actually ''is'', [[SoulJar for all intents and purposes]], the character in question.]]

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** The following installment, ''Xrd -SIGN-'', adds two characters (Ramlethal and Elphelt) whose last names are Valentine, suggesting it's a SpeciesSurname. A fourth Valentine, Jack-O', joins in ''Xrd -REVELATOR-''. Ramlethal and Elphelt are successors to the original Valentine created by their "[[EvilMatriarch "[[OneBadMother Mother]]," [[GreaterScopeVillain the Universal Will]]; the first [[spoiler:makes a HeelFaceTurn after discovering her emotions and own self-value]] while the second is [[spoiler:good-natured from the start, but briefly serves as a ManchurianAgent]]. Jack-O' was instead made by That Man ([[spoiler:the series' presumed but [[GoodAllAlong not]]-[[BigGood quite]]-BigBad]]) [[SpannerInTheWorks to counteract the Universal Will's plans]]. [[spoiler:Ramlethal and Elphelt are suggested to also be clones of Aria--Elphelt even looks identical to her save for a few cosmetic differences. Jack-O' is another dead ringer, but she actually ''is'', [[SoulJar for all intents and purposes]], the character in question.]]
25th Jul '16 8:23:21 PM X2X
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** The following installment, ''Xrd -SIGN'', adds two characters (Ramlethal and Elphelt) whose last names are Valentine, suggesting it's a SpeciesSurname. A fourth Valentine, Jack-O', joins in ''Xrd -REVELATOR-''. Ramlethal and Elphelt are successors to the original Valentine created by their "[[EvilMatriarch Mother]]," [[GreaterScopeVillain the Universal Will]]; the first [[spoiler:makes a HeelFaceTurn after discovering her emotions and own self-value]] while the second is [[spoiler:good-natured from the start, but briefly serves as a ManchurianAgent]]. Jack-O' was instead made by That Man ([[spoiler:the series' presumed but [[GoodAllAlong not]]-[[BigGood quite]]-BigBad]]) [[SpannerInTheWorks to counteract the Universal Will's plans]]. [[spoiler:Ramlethal and Elphelt are suggested to also be clones of Aria--Elphelt even looks identical to her save for a few cosmetic differences. Jack-O' is another dead ringer, but she actually ''is'', [[SoulJar for all intents and purposes]], the character in question.]]

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** The following installment, ''Xrd -SIGN'', -SIGN-'', adds two characters (Ramlethal and Elphelt) whose last names are Valentine, suggesting it's a SpeciesSurname. A fourth Valentine, Jack-O', joins in ''Xrd -REVELATOR-''. Ramlethal and Elphelt are successors to the original Valentine created by their "[[EvilMatriarch Mother]]," [[GreaterScopeVillain the Universal Will]]; the first [[spoiler:makes a HeelFaceTurn after discovering her emotions and own self-value]] while the second is [[spoiler:good-natured from the start, but briefly serves as a ManchurianAgent]]. Jack-O' was instead made by That Man ([[spoiler:the series' presumed but [[GoodAllAlong not]]-[[BigGood quite]]-BigBad]]) [[SpannerInTheWorks to counteract the Universal Will's plans]]. [[spoiler:Ramlethal and Elphelt are suggested to also be clones of Aria--Elphelt even looks identical to her save for a few cosmetic differences. Jack-O' is another dead ringer, but she actually ''is'', [[SoulJar for all intents and purposes]], the character in question.]]
25th Jul '16 8:20:13 PM X2X
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* Faye Valentine from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. She's a FemmeFatale and a BrokenBird who's just looking for love... and for that big gambling win (she's compared to the Queen of Hearts, for obvious reasons). In this case, it's Justified InUniverse -- it isn't her real name. She didn't even choose it. [[spoiler: The doctor responsible for waking her out of [[HumanPopsicle inadvertent cyrosleep]] named her after his favorite song, "My Funny Valentine." ]]

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* Faye Valentine from ''Anime/CowboyBebop''. She's a FemmeFatale and a BrokenBird who's just looking for love... and for that big gambling win (she's compared to the Queen of Hearts, for obvious reasons). In this case, it's Justified justified InUniverse -- it isn't her real name. She didn't even choose it. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The doctor responsible for waking her out of [[HumanPopsicle inadvertent cyrosleep]] named her after his favorite song, "My Funny Valentine." ]]"]]



* U.S. President (and BigBad) Funny Valentine in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure: Steel Ball Run.'' [[spoiler:He is unquestionably a villain, but he turns out to be a (deluded) WellIntentionedExtremist. Hey...Jesus's corpse blessed him for a reason]].

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* U.S. President (and BigBad) Funny Valentine in ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure: Steel Ball Run.'' [[spoiler:He is unquestionably a villain, but he turns out to be a (deluded) WellIntentionedExtremist. Hey... Jesus's corpse blessed him for a reason]].reason.]]



* Emma Valentine from ''Series/TheWildWildWest'' episode "The Night of the Vicious Valentine". She's a [[spoiler: villain who pretends to be a matchmaker to steal the inheritances of wealthy men]]. And she wears heart-themed clothing.

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* Emma Valentine from ''Series/TheWildWildWest'' episode "The Night of the Vicious Valentine". Valentine." She's a [[spoiler: villain [[spoiler:villain who pretends to be a matchmaker to steal the inheritances of wealthy men]]. And she wears heart-themed clothing.



* "The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine", by Music/{{Spoon}}. The song is quite cryptic ([[GushingAboutShowsYouLike and good!]]), but Monsieur Valentine is mentioned to have a "black heart machine".

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* "The Two Sides of Monsieur Valentine", by Music/{{Spoon}}. The song is quite cryptic ([[GushingAboutShowsYouLike and good!]]), but Monsieur Valentine is mentioned to have a "black heart machine".machine."



* Vincent Valentine from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''
* Isabella (Ivy) Valentine, from the ''VideoGame/{{Soul|Series}}'' series.

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* Vincent Valentine from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''
''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''.
* Isabella (Ivy) Valentine, from the ''VideoGame/{{Soul|Series}}'' series. Despite looking and acting like a {{dominatrix}}, she's actually one of the heroes, and only helped the villains in her ''Soulcalibur'' debut because [[UnwittingPawn she was misled into working with them]].



* [[HospitalHottie Nurse Valentine]] from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}''. She's TheDragon to the game's BigBad, serving her for reasons unknown. [[spoiler:Her story mode reveals Valentine was forced into serving her after the defeat of the Last Hope, and she was actually a GoodAllAlong ReverseMole]].

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* [[HospitalHottie Nurse Valentine]] from ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}''. She's TheDragon to the game's BigBad, serving her for reasons unknown. [[spoiler:Her story mode Story Mode reveals Valentine was forced into serving her after the defeat of the Last Hope, and she was actually a GoodAllAlong ReverseMole]].ReverseMole.]]



* Valentine is the name of the BigBad of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear 2 Overtune''. ''Xrd'' adds two characters (Ramlethal and Elphelt) who's last names are Valentine.
* Nick Valentine, the HardboiledDetective of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. Seems an odd choice at first, given that Nick is a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Synth]] with a side order of BodyHorror. Becomes FridgeBrilliance however, when you realise that Nick is ''TheHeart.''

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* Valentine is the name of the BigBad of ''VideoGame/GuiltyGear 2 Overtune''. ''Xrd'' 2: Overture'', a mysterious, AmbiguouslyHuman girl hailing from [[EldritchLocation a plane of existence known as the Backyard]]. She happens to be [[spoiler:[[CloningBlues a clone]] of the main hero's [[TheLostLenore Lost Lenore]], and manages to [[GeneticMemory remember him]] right as she dies]].
** The following installment, ''Xrd -SIGN'',
adds two characters (Ramlethal and Elphelt) who's whose last names are Valentine.
Valentine, suggesting it's a SpeciesSurname. A fourth Valentine, Jack-O', joins in ''Xrd -REVELATOR-''. Ramlethal and Elphelt are successors to the original Valentine created by their "[[EvilMatriarch Mother]]," [[GreaterScopeVillain the Universal Will]]; the first [[spoiler:makes a HeelFaceTurn after discovering her emotions and own self-value]] while the second is [[spoiler:good-natured from the start, but briefly serves as a ManchurianAgent]]. Jack-O' was instead made by That Man ([[spoiler:the series' presumed but [[GoodAllAlong not]]-[[BigGood quite]]-BigBad]]) [[SpannerInTheWorks to counteract the Universal Will's plans]]. [[spoiler:Ramlethal and Elphelt are suggested to also be clones of Aria--Elphelt even looks identical to her save for a few cosmetic differences. Jack-O' is another dead ringer, but she actually ''is'', [[SoulJar for all intents and purposes]], the character in question.]]
* Nick Valentine, the HardboiledDetective of ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. Seems an odd choice at first, given that Nick is a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Synth]] with a side order of BodyHorror. Becomes FridgeBrilliance however, when you realise that Nick is ''TheHeart.''''TheHeart''.
15th Jun '16 6:59:17 PM Doug86
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* Emily Valentine from BeverlyHills90210
* Cat Valentine from Series/{{Victorious}}.

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* Emily Valentine from BeverlyHills90210
''Series/BeverlyHills90210''
* Cat Valentine from Series/{{Victorious}}.''Series/{{Victorious}}''.
15th May '16 9:39:45 AM Nazetrime
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* The CasanovaWannabe from ''Franchise/{{Noob}}'' has "Valentin" as an OnlineAlias. The comic version has mentioned that this is also his player's real first name.
2nd Apr '16 7:39:13 AM PaulA
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* 1980s British rom-com ''Shirley Valentine''.


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* In ''Theatre/ShirleyValentine'', a world-weary housewife named Shirley Bradshaw rediscovers a version of herself who remembers how to live life, represented by her maiden name, Shirley Valentine.
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4th Mar '16 11:47:36 AM Viira
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* Nick Valentine, the HardboiledDetective of ''VideoGame/FallOut4''. Seems an odd choice at first, given that Nick is a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Synth]] with a side order of BodyHorror. Becomes FridgeBrilliance however, when you realise that Nick is ''TheHeart.''

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* Nick Valentine, the HardboiledDetective of ''VideoGame/FallOut4''.''VideoGame/{{Fallout 4}}''. Seems an odd choice at first, given that Nick is a [[RidiculouslyHumanRobot Synth]] with a side order of BodyHorror. Becomes FridgeBrilliance however, when you realise that Nick is ''TheHeart.''
23rd Jan '16 1:22:03 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* "Manic Monday" by Music/TheBangles mentions a dream about "kissing Valentino by a crystal-blue Italian stream."
6th Jan '16 8:26:09 PM nombretomado
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* Isabella (Ivy) Valentine, from the ''{{Soul|Series}}'' series.

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* Isabella (Ivy) Valentine, from the ''{{Soul|Series}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Soul|Series}}'' series.
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