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14th May '17 1:39:14 AM lillolillo
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* The titular character from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. [[spoiler: Apparently, her selfless dedication to make other happy causes her to pull a HeroicSacrifice at the end involving removing all despair from witches across time at the expense of erasing her own existence.]]

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* The titular character from ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica''. [[spoiler: Apparently, her [[spoiler:Her selfless dedication to make other happy causes her to pull a HeroicSacrifice at the end involving removing all despair from witches across time at the expense of erasing her own existence.]]



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* {{Superman}} is a rare TheCape example of this trope, at least with regards to his treasured home city of Metropolis. For the rest of the world, he usually takes a more low-profile ForGreatJustice route, and even then these can swap around. It's all DependingOnTheWriter.

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* {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} is a rare TheCape example of this trope, at least with regards to his treasured home city of Metropolis. For the rest of the world, he usually takes a more low-profile ForGreatJustice route, and even then these can swap around. It's all DependingOnTheWriter.DependingOnTheWriter.
* Comicbook/{{Supergirl}} has this as her motto: "Hope, Compassion and Help for all". She's more liable to use her powers to make people happy than beating criminals up.



* This is [[Comicbook/TheWickedAndTheDivine Dionysus's]] philosophy when it comes to his divinity; he'll be dead in under two years, but everyone at his parties will have lasting memories of experiencing joy and release long after he's gone.

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* ''Comicbook/TheWickedAndTheDivine'': This is [[Comicbook/TheWickedAndTheDivine Dionysus's]] Dionysus's philosophy when it comes to his divinity; he'll be dead in under two years, but everyone at his parties will have lasting memories of experiencing joy and release long after he's gone.



* [[FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality Harry Potter-Evans-Verres]] follows this. Rather than settling for less than making everyone become happy, he decided to try to [[AGodAmI become God]].
* [[Fanfic/PassionatePragmatism Erwin and Hange]] even have this as their stated goal: they want to maximize happiness for humanity.

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* [[FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality ''FanFic/HarryPotterAndTheMethodsOfRationality'': Harry Potter-Evans-Verres]] Potter-Evans-Verres follows this. Rather than settling for less than making everyone become happy, he decided to try to [[AGodAmI become God]].
* [[Fanfic/PassionatePragmatism ''Fanfic/PassionatePragmatism'': Erwin and Hange]] Hange even have this as their stated goal: they want to maximize happiness for humanity.



* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor Xavier]]'s modus operandi is to alleviate the suffering of his mutant students and to guide them to become happy, healthy, confident individuals who can achieve whatever goals they set their mind to. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Charles is [[TheCutie positively beaming with sunshine and rainbows]], and he hopes that with enough education and the tender loving care he offers, everyone he takes under his wing will eventually bask in that merriment as well.

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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor Xavier]]'s Xavier's modus operandi is to alleviate the suffering of his mutant students and to guide them to become happy, healthy, confident individuals who can achieve whatever goals they set their mind to. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Charles is [[TheCutie positively beaming with sunshine and rainbows]], and he hopes that with enough education and the tender loving care he offers, everyone he takes under his wing will eventually bask in that merriment as well.



* ''[[Literature/KushielsLegacy Kushiel's Mercy]]'' has Ptolmey Solon, the world's probably smartest man, who holds that happiness is the highest form of wisdom.

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* ''[[Literature/KushielsLegacy Kushiel's Mercy]]'' ''Literature/KushielsLegacy'': ''Kushiel's Mercy'' has Ptolmey Solon, the world's probably smartest man, who holds that happiness is the highest form of wisdom.



--->"Sometimes it's not about being happy, but courting happiness." --Siobhan.

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--->"Sometimes -->"Sometimes it's not about being happy, but courting happiness." --Siobhan.



* This is pretty much [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Felicia]]'s outlook on life -- pursue happiness, and try to make as many other people happy as possible along the way.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}}'': This is pretty much [[VideoGame/{{Darkstalkers}} Felicia]]'s Felicia's outlook on life -- pursue happiness, and try to make as many other people happy as possible along the way.



* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Pinkie Pie]]'s talent is making ponies happy, often via parties. Her song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNrXMOSkBas "Smile Smile Smile"]] (from the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed A Friend In Deed]]") could be the anthem of this trope.

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* [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Pinkie Pie]]'s Pie's talent is making ponies happy, often via parties. Her song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNrXMOSkBas "Smile Smile Smile"]] (from the episode "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E18AFriendInDeed A Friend In Deed]]") could be the anthem of this trope.


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* This is [[TheWickedAndTheDivine Dionysus's]] philosophy when it comes to his divinity; he'll be dead in under two years, but everyone at his parties will have lasting memories of experiencing joy and release long after he's gone.

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* This is [[TheWickedAndTheDivine [[Comicbook/TheWickedAndTheDivine Dionysus's]] philosophy when it comes to his divinity; he'll be dead in under two years, but everyone at his parties will have lasting memories of experiencing joy and release long after he's gone.
19th Apr '17 7:35:32 PM genisgone
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* This is [[TheWickedAndTheDivine Dionysus's]] philosophy when it comes to his divinity; he'll be dead in under two years, but everyone at his parties will have lasting memories of experiencing joy and release long after he's gone.
26th Mar '17 2:32:38 PM TheNicestGuy
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* Kasumi of ''Series/SamuraiGourmet'' is dedicating his retirement to doing things (generally eating foods) that make him happy. When someone is impinging on the enjoyment of his fellow diners, that's usually when the samurai will step in to inspire Kasumi to take a stand.
31st Oct '16 10:02:07 AM siberia82
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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor Xavier]]'s modus operandi is to alleviate the suffering of his mutant students and to guide them to become happy, healthy, confident individuals who can achieve whatever goals they set their mind to. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Charles is [[TheCutie positively beaming with sunshine and rainbows]], and he hopes that with enough education and the tender loving care he offers, everyone he takes under his wing will eventually bask in that merriment as well.

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* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Professor Xavier]]'s modus operandi is to alleviate the suffering of his mutant students and to guide them to become happy, healthy, confident individuals who can achieve whatever goals they set their mind to. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Charles is [[TheCutie positively beaming with sunshine and rainbows]], and he hopes that with enough education and the tender loving care he offers, everyone he takes under his wing will eventually bask in that merriment as well.
17th Oct '16 2:56:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ScarredLands, the titan Gulaben held the powers of granting happiness. The mortal peoples believed her to be For Happiness, and her popularity made her a threat to the Gods' reign over the world. Claiming that her power was merely a sinister kind of GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul, the Gods captured her and destroyed all memories of her so that no one would try to set her free. The official truth is that she was a fickle and cruel titan, who might kill you even as she induces pleasure beyond imagination. The gods simply [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what they had to do]]. And since we no longer remember the real truth about Gulaben, we'll just have to take their word for it.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' setting ScarredLands, TabletopGame/ScarredLands, the titan Gulaben held the powers of granting happiness. The mortal peoples believed her to be For Happiness, and her popularity made her a threat to the Gods' reign over the world. Claiming that her power was merely a sinister kind of GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul, the Gods captured her and destroyed all memories of her so that no one would try to set her free. The official truth is that she was a fickle and cruel titan, who might kill you even as she induces pleasure beyond imagination. The gods simply [[IDidWhatIHadToDo did what they had to do]]. And since we no longer remember the real truth about Gulaben, we'll just have to take their word for it.
15th Oct '16 7:30:55 AM siberia82
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* Giselle in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' pretty much acts on this as her life philosophy, up to and including impromptu (delightful) musical numbers.



* Giselle in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' pretty much acts on this as her life philosophy, up to and including impromptu (delightful) musical numbers.
* ''Film/XMen'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor Xavier]]'s modus operandi is to alleviate the suffering of his mutant students and to guide them to become happy, healthy, confident individuals who can achieve whatever goals they set their mind to. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Charles is [[TheCutie positively beaming with sunshine and rainbows]], and he hopes that with enough education and the tender loving care he offers, everyone he takes under his wing will eventually bask in that merriment as well.

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* Giselle in ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' pretty much acts on this as her life philosophy, up to and including impromptu (delightful) musical numbers.
* ''Film/XMen'':
''Film/XMenFilmSeries'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor Xavier]]'s modus operandi is to alleviate the suffering of his mutant students and to guide them to become happy, healthy, confident individuals who can achieve whatever goals they set their mind to. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Charles is [[TheCutie positively beaming with sunshine and rainbows]], and he hopes that with enough education and the tender loving care he offers, everyone he takes under his wing will eventually bask in that merriment as well.
14th Oct '16 7:49:03 PM ABE.Crudele
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** A darker example is [[spoiler: his original, Zarc, who started being ruthless after the audience applauded him when he accidentally injured his opponent and drove him in madness.]]
2nd Oct '16 2:38:51 AM PlanetEatingWarlord
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* This is pretty much what drives Wander from [[WesternAnimation/WanderOverYonder Wander Over Yonder]]. His goal in life is to help others and spread joy. This even extends to the villains of the galaxy, and he often tries to help them by converting them over to the side of good.
** This is also the goal of his ArchEnemy Dr. Screwball Jones...only he tries to FORCE others to be happy by tickling them against their will with a tickle ray.
4th Sep '16 4:52:59 PM siberia82
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* Film/{{Amelie}}, who decides her destiny is to bring happiness and beauty to the lives of others - though she's not above cheating, fabricating, or deceiving to do so.

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* Film/{{Amelie}}, who decides her destiny is to bring happiness and beauty to the lives of others - though others--although she's not above cheating, fabricating, or deceiving to do so.



* ''Film/XMen'': [[XMenFilmSeries/ProfessorCharlesFrancisXavier Professor Xavier]]'s modus operandi is to alleviate the suffering of his mutant students and to guide them to become happy, healthy, confident individuals who can achieve whatever goals they set their mind to. In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'' and ''Film/XMenApocalypse'', Charles is [[TheCutie positively beaming with sunshine and rainbows]], and he hopes that with enough education and the tender loving care he offers, everyone he takes under his wing will eventually bask in that merriment as well.



* Johnny Appleseed was famous for this. Though he spent most of his life a simple hermit, he made it his mission to cover the United States territories with apple trees so that everyone could enjoy their flowers and fruit. That and get drunk. Apple cider (what he was best remembered for giving to people) ferments very quickly.

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* Johnny Appleseed was famous for this. Though Although he spent most of his life a simple hermit, he made it his mission to cover the United States territories with apple trees so that everyone could enjoy their flowers and fruit. That and get drunk. Apple cider (what he was best remembered for giving to people) ferments very quickly.
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