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13th Oct '17 9:03:59 AM BeerBaron
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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has numerous "Heal Other" spells, most of which are of the "On Touch" variety, naturally classed in the [[WhiteMagic Restoration]] school of magic. For bonus points, ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' actually has one called "Healing Hands''.

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
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has numerous "Heal Other" spells, most of which are of the "On Touch" variety, naturally classed in the [[WhiteMagic Restoration]] school of magic. For bonus points, ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' actually has one called "Healing Hands''.Hands''.
** St. Veloth, the legendary [[OurElvesAreBetter Chimer]] mystic who led his people [[DefectorFromDecadence away from the decadence]] of the Summerset Isles to their new homeland in Morrowind, was known to be a remarkable healer. Many [[CorruptChurch Tribunal Temple]] healing spells bear his name in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' and ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsOnline'' has [[BodyToJewel Veloth's Tear]], a crystallized tear with immense restorative properties.
21st Sep '17 1:03:13 PM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' has the aptly called Healing Hands spell, which allows your character to heal [=NPCs.=]

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' has numerous "Heal Other" spells, most of which are of the aptly "On Touch" variety, naturally classed in the [[WhiteMagic Restoration]] school of magic. For bonus points, ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' actually has one called Healing Hands spell, which allows your character to heal [=NPCs.=]"Healing Hands''.
9th Sep '17 5:47:19 AM StFan
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* ''Fanfic/ADragonOfTheNorth'' has [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Jon Snow]] (the reincarnation of the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Dragonborn]]) make up his own [[MakeMeWannaShout Dragon Shout]], 'Kopraan Muz Haas', that can heal people.

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* ''Fanfic/ADragonOfTheNorth'' ''Roleplay/ADragonOfTheNorth'' has [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire Jon Snow]] (the reincarnation of the [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Dragonborn]]) make up his own [[MakeMeWannaShout Dragon Shout]], 'Kopraan Muz Haas', that can heal people.
9th Sep '17 5:46:09 AM StFan
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Characters with a HealingFactor have the ability to heal themselves at an incredibly fast rate. Characters with '''Healing Hands''', however, are kind enough to share the wealth.

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Characters with a HealingFactor have the ability to heal themselves at an incredibly fast rate. Characters with '''Healing Hands''', Healing Hands, however, are kind enough to share the wealth.



Oftentimes, this power is also coupled with MagicallyRegeneratingClothing, usually when the wound is caused either by bullet or stabbing weapon - it can usually be seen in the form of the bloodstain going slowly away (as if the soaking process was played backwards) and the clothes consequently appearing undamaged (i.e. without bullet holes, etc.).

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Oftentimes, this power is also coupled with MagicallyRegeneratingClothing, usually when the wound is caused either by bullet or stabbing weapon - -- it can usually be seen in the form of the bloodstain going slowly away (as if the soaking process was played backwards) and the clothes consequently appearing undamaged (i.e. without bullet holes, etc.).



* In Middle-Earth:
** In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', the [[RoyalBlood real king]] has healing powers. This is based on the old European folk belief that kings could indeed heal scrofulosis and other diseases. The same idea is referenced and parodied in various ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books. It is left somewhat ambiguous within the narrative whether Aragorn actually possesses special powers due to his distant elven ancestry or whether he's simply making use of herbal techniques the Gondorians have forgotten over the centuries.
* Aes Sedai in the ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series. The Yellow Ajah specializes in healing. Placing their hands on the other person isn't necessary for Healing. They just learned it that way, and can't do it without the gesture; it's incredibly hard, if not impossible, to re-learn a technique.

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* In Middle-Earth:
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In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', the [[RoyalBlood real king]] has healing powers. This is based on the old European folk belief that kings could indeed heal scrofulosis and other diseases. The same idea is referenced and parodied in various ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books. It is left somewhat ambiguous within the narrative whether Aragorn actually possesses special powers due to his distant elven ancestry or whether he's simply making use of herbal techniques the Gondorians have forgotten over the centuries.
* ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'':
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Aes Sedai in the ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series.Sedai. The Yellow Ajah specializes in healing. Placing their hands on the other person isn't necessary for Healing. They just learned it that way, and can't do it without the gesture; it's incredibly hard, if not impossible, to re-learn a technique.



** Jedi healers use the Force to help others in this regard- healers include [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/f/f7/Barriss_medstar2.jpg Barriss Offee]] and [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/c/c2/Cilghal_egtf.jpg Cilghal]].

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** Jedi healers use the Force to help others in this regard- regard -- healers include [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/f/f7/Barriss_medstar2.jpg Barriss Offee]] and [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/c/c2/Cilghal_egtf.jpg Cilghal]].



* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has a few examples: Queen Mab (yes, that Mab) and the Leanansidhe can heal serious injuries with just a touch, and some human wizards (i.e., Elaine, Injun Joe) can use their magic for healing and medical purposes, albeit on a much smaller scale. This is supposed to be ''extremely'' hard to do, however; Harry mentions all the biological processes a healer needs to mind in order to make sure they don't screw it up, and the fact that Lea can heal one of his wounds with a simple kiss is a sign of just how powerful she is.
** And the fact that, in the case of Mab and Lea, Harry is indebted to them, so they can pretty much control his body anyways.

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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has a few examples: Queen Mab (yes, that Mab) and the Leanansidhe can heal serious injuries with just a touch, and some human wizards (i.e., Elaine, Injun Joe) can use their magic for healing and medical purposes, albeit on a much smaller scale. This is supposed to be ''extremely'' hard to do, however; Harry mentions all the biological processes a healer needs to mind in order to make sure they don't screw it up, and the fact that Lea can heal one of his wounds with a simple kiss is a sign of just how powerful she is.
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is. And the fact that, in the case of Mab and Lea, Harry is indebted to them, so they can pretty much control his body anyways.



* In the Literature/SwordOfTruth, any wizard can do this. War Wizards can do this on instinct alone. Sorceresses can learn to heal, but never as effectively as wizards.
** It has a nice integration of the Additive/Subtractive magic system: if someone has internal bleeding in their lungs, you have to remove that blood or they won't be able to breath even if you rebuild their lungs. However, it's very hard to control Subtractive magic, so you have to be sure to not accidentally get rid of their organs. It fits the CrapSackWorld setting that even trying to heal someone risks horribly mutilating them.

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* In the Literature/SwordOfTruth, ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'', any wizard can do this. War Wizards can do this on instinct alone. Sorceresses can learn to heal, but never as effectively as wizards.
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wizards. It has a nice integration of the Additive/Subtractive magic system: if someone has internal bleeding in their lungs, you have to remove that blood or they won't be able to breath even if you rebuild their lungs. However, it's very hard to control Subtractive magic, so you have to be sure to not accidentally get rid of their organs. It fits the CrapSackWorld setting that even trying to heal someone risks horribly mutilating them.



* Literature/TrappedOnDraconica: Technically it's Healing ''Breath'' but otherwise Erowin can cure even those in critical condition. [[spoiler: After she becomes an angel this power goes UpToEleven: death itself is no longer an obstacle.]]

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* Literature/TrappedOnDraconica: ''Literature/TrappedOnDraconica'': Technically it's Healing ''Breath'' but otherwise Erowin can cure even those in critical condition. [[spoiler: After she becomes an angel this power goes UpToEleven: death itself is no longer an obstacle.]]



* Literature/BlankRune: Blodwen uses her healing powers to heal her friends and keep the living things in her house alive without having to worry about taking care of them. Including keeping her baked goods fresh.

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* Literature/BlankRune: ''Literature/BlankRune'': Blodwen uses her healing powers to heal her friends and keep the living things in her house alive without having to worry about taking care of them. Including keeping her baked goods fresh.



* Merlin in ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'', thanks to his magic. Gaius too on a couple of occasions, and guest-star Alice, described as one of the most powerful healers of them all (though this is something of an InformedAttribute).

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* Merlin in ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', thanks to his magic. Gaius too on a couple of occasions, and guest-star Alice, described as one of the most powerful healers of them all (though this is something of an InformedAttribute).



* In ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', Kromaggs (humanoids from a parallel Earth) have various PsychicPowers, one of which is healing. They don't even have to touch the person. [[HalfHumanHybrid Human-Kromagg hybrids]] can do it too, as well as humans, who have been taught the technique.

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* In ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', Kromaggs (humanoids from a parallel Earth) have various PsychicPowers, one of which is healing. They don't even have to touch the person. [[HalfHumanHybrid Human-Kromagg hybrids]] can do it too, as well as humans, humans who have been taught the technique.



* In Myth/CelticMythology, Fionn [=McCumhaill=] had a variation - his hands could imbue water with healing properties.

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* In Myth/CelticMythology, Fionn [=McCumhaill=] had a variation - -- his hands could imbue water with healing properties.



* The medic class in ''VideoGame/GlobalAgenda'' has a healing gun, healing grenades, and a "healing wave" - an inexplicable healing power that is an even-more inexplicable AOE effect emanating from the medic.

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* The medic class in ''VideoGame/GlobalAgenda'' has a healing gun, healing grenades, and a "healing wave" - -- an inexplicable healing power that is an even-more inexplicable AOE effect emanating from the medic.



* ''Webcomic/{{Memoria}}'' [[http://memoria.valice.net/?p=303 He heals up the children]].
** Matty gets these toward the end of the next chapter.
* ''Webcomic/{{Tamuran}''} [[http://www.tamurancomic.com/?p=163 the knife cut heals up again]] as soon as the blood is taken .

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* ''Webcomic/{{Memoria}}'' ''Webcomic/{{Memoria}}''. [[http://memoria.valice.net/?p=303 He heals up the children]].
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children]]. Matty gets these toward the end of the next chapter.
* ''Webcomic/{{Tamuran}''} [[http://www.tamurancomic.com/?p=163 the knife cut heals up again]] as soon as the blood is taken .taken.



* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-47/ Madeline, being a paladin, has this.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-47/ Madeline, Madeline Goodlaw, being a paladin, has this.this power. [[[[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-47/ Too bad she can't use it without causing an angelic ruckus.]]



* In ''WebComic/TheGamer'', Han Jee-Han learns Yunhon Soul Recovery, a powerful technique he [[InstantExpert promptly uses]] to heal his best friend - gravely injured after a fight - so that his required recovery time goes from one month to one ''day''.

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* In ''WebComic/TheGamer'', ''Webcomic/TheGamer'', Han Jee-Han learns Yunhon Soul Recovery, a powerful technique he [[InstantExpert promptly uses]] to heal his best friend - -- gravely injured after a fight - -- so that his required recovery time goes from one month to one ''day''.
11th Aug '17 8:05:28 AM ChronoLegion
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* In ''Series/{{Sliders}}'', Kromaggs (humanoids from a parallel Earth) have various PsychicPowers, one of which is healing. They don't even have to touch the person. [[HalfHumanHybrid Human-Kromagg hybrids]] can do it too, as well as humans, who have been taught the technique.
11th Aug '17 8:03:15 AM ChronoLegion
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** The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Wraith]] from ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' could heal ''and'' revive people by giving back the life-force they took from someone else. Not that they were in the habit of doing this a lot.

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** The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Wraith]] from ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' could heal ''and'' revive people by giving back the life-force they took from someone else. Not that they were in the habit of doing this a lot.lot, but it's an effective way of "recruiting" loyal humans as their agents. They'd kill then heal them, thus creating a dependency, since the healing also has a narcotic effect.
4th Aug '17 4:24:58 PM DarkHunter
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* Dende, Mr. Popo, and Buu from ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. In fact, a great number of Nameks besides Dende are also implied to have this, as Dende is part of a class of "healer" Nameks. Piccolo can repair clothing but not heal, while the latter don't repair clothing. Blood usually vanishes, bloodstains have to manually cleaned when other healing methods are used.

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* Dende, ''Anime/DragonBallZ'':
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Mr. Popo, and Buu from ''Anime/DragonBallZ''. In fact, a great number of Nameks besides the genie-like assistant to Earth's Kami, has shown the ability to heal others.
** Many Namekians possess the ability, though we generally see
Dende are also implied to have this, as being the one doing it. It was apparently a skill used by the "Dragon-clan" Nameks, which Dende is part of a class of "healer" Nameks. member of. Piccolo (who is not of the Dragon-clan) can repair clothing but not heal, while the latter don't repair clothing. Blood usually vanishes, bloodstains have to manually cleaned when other healing methods are used.used.
** This is suggested to be a common ability among the Supreme Kais. The Supreme Kai seen in the Buu arc isn't able to do it, relying on his assistant Kibito, but then it is later established that this particular Supreme Kai [[IncompletelyTrained never completed his training]].
** Majin Buu is capable of channeling his vast power toward healing as well as destruction. Some have speculated he gained the ability from the Supreme Kais he absorbed.
** In the ''Anime/DragonballSuper'' manga (but not the anime), Future Trunks reveals that he learned how to do this when training with his timeline's Supreme Kai.
9th Jul '17 2:25:17 AM KatanaCat
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* Rose Quartz, from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' had healing tears, which her son, Steven, is disappointed that he didn't inherit. [[spoiler: He does have healing ''[[SuperSpit saliva]]'' which, while gross, is just as useful.]]

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* Rose Quartz, from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' had healing tears, which her son, Steven, is disappointed that he didn't inherit. [[spoiler: He does have healing ''[[SuperSpit saliva]]'' which, while gross, is just as useful. He eventually also turns out to have healing tears after all, though they don't function the same as his spit - they don't appear to be able to heal living people, but can bring the dead back to life, with the side-effect of turning them pink and giving them magical powers. His mother apparently had the same ability, if Lion is any indication.]]
29th Jun '17 9:43:46 AM CashSloth
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* Healing others is one of the powers of the titular character of ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'' has as a son of [[spoiler: Frey]].

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* Healing others is one of the powers of the titular character of ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'' has as a son of [[spoiler: Frey]].
25th Jun '17 9:03:03 PM CashSloth
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* Healing others is one of the powers of the titular character of ''Literature/MagnusChaseAndTheGodsOfAsgard'' has as a son of [[spoiler: Frey]].
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