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16th Nov '17 8:28:07 PM FRizer
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Compare TheNeedsOfTheMany, GoodFeelsGood and ThePollyanna. For more on the philosophy behind For Happiness actions see UsefulNotes/EthicalHedonism. Compare ''and'' contrast TotalitarianUtilitarian and HappinessIsMandatory, as well as GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul, for when this goes horribly, ''horribly wrong''.

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Compare TheNeedsOfTheMany, GoodFeelsGood and ThePollyanna. For more on the philosophy behind For Happiness actions see UsefulNotes/EthicalHedonism. Compare ''and'' contrast TotalitarianUtilitarian and HappinessIsMandatory, as well as GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul, for when this goes horribly, ''horribly wrong''.
wrong''. Contrast also ItAmusedMe for the utterly selfish variant of this, i.e caring only about their ''own'' happiness, often in expense of others.
8th Oct '17 4:20:07 PM Kereea1
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** In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyTheMovie2017'' Pinkie gets another song like this, "One Small Thing" that once again emphasizes how she sees doing even little deeds to brighten others' lives to always be worthwhile since sometimes small things will lead to big things in their own way, and they'll be important to the person you help. [[spoiler: In fact, if Twilight hadn't gone behind everyone's back, Pinkie's song would actually have ''solved the problem they were having''. Not too shabby for one small thing.]]
28th Jul '17 8:23:21 PM ecuvulle6267
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* ''VisualNovel/{{SOON}}'': Robot overl--, er, ''[[InsistentTerminology friends]]'' want people to be [[HappinessIsMandatory happy and productive]]. They'll resort to [[BigBrotherIsWatching constant surveillance]], [[{{Brainwashing}} reeducation programs]] and [[AppealToForce superior firepower]] to make sure it gets done.
27th Jun '17 3:35:33 PM mkmlp
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* Gabriel the protagonist of ''Manga/GabrielDropOut'' was originally a sweet angel, who wanted nothing else but to help the human race... until she discovered VideoGames. Turning her into a JerkAss GamerChick, who couldn't care less about making humans happy.
12th Jun '17 1:52:26 PM ScrewySqrl
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* In ''Anime/LittleWitchAcademia'', this is the motivation for both main character Akko Kagari and her idol Shiny Chariot. Chariot's desire became a TragicDream, discarding her performace career to become a shy, meek teacher.
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.
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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.
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