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8th May '17 2:49:08 AM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'': Several female characters have these in their dialogue when particularly happy, [[GenkiGirl Estelle]] being the biggest offender.
-->'''Joshua''': So then… Why are the girls playing the guy roles?
-->'''Hans''': It’s just something to make the production more interesting this time. Having guys and girls switch roles, that is.
-->'''Estelle''': Really…? Wow…and the teachers are okay with this?
-->'''Jill''': END SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION! BE FREE OF GENDER ROLES! Put in that light, the teachers loved the idea. Personally, I just thought people would get a kick out of it! ♥

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'': Several female characters have these in their dialogue when particularly happy, [[GenkiGirl Estelle]] being the biggest offender.
-->'''Joshua''': So then… Why are the girls playing the guy roles?
-->'''Hans''': It’s just something to make the production more interesting this time. Having guys and girls switch roles, that is.
-->'''Estelle''': Really…? Wow…and the teachers are okay with this?
-->'''Jill''': END SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION! BE FREE OF GENDER ROLES! Put in that light, the teachers loved the idea. Personally, I just thought people would get a kick out of it! ♥
21st Apr '17 11:30:08 AM darkabomination
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* ''Franchise/{{Castlevania}}'': The various games use hearts as ammunition, mana pickups, and/or money.



%%* ''VideoGame/LocoRoco'': Heart symbols make numerous appearances.

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%%* ''VideoGame/LocoRoco'': Heart symbols * ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfHeroesTrailsInTheSky'': Several female characters have these in their dialogue when particularly happy, [[GenkiGirl Estelle]] being the biggest offender.
-->'''Joshua''': So then… Why are the girls playing the guy roles?
-->'''Hans''': It’s just something to
make numerous appearances.the production more interesting this time. Having guys and girls switch roles, that is.
-->'''Estelle''': Really…? Wow…and the teachers are okay with this?
-->'''Jill''': END SEXUAL DISCRIMINATION! BE FREE OF GENDER ROLES! Put in that light, the teachers loved the idea. Personally, I just thought people would get a kick out of it! ♥



* ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}'': The various games use hearts as ammunition, mana pickups, and/or money.
21st Apr '17 11:11:38 AM Malady
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The stylized heart shape, '''♥''' (or <3 as an emoticon), is a classic visual metaphor. But, that's for the subtropes. This is for when the heart symbol appears and isn't part of any of those tropes.

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The stylized heart shape, '''♥''' (or <3 as an emoticon), is a classic visual metaphor. But, that's for the subtropes. tropes in the index. This page is for when the heart symbol appears and isn't part of any of those tropes.



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21st Apr '17 11:08:49 AM Malady
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The stylized heart shape, '''♥''' (or <3 as an emoticon), is a classic visual metaphor. It has long been used in Western animation and comics to symbolize a romantic crush. Or anything [[HeartsAreHealth health-related]] in VideoGames, which may also relate to HeartContainer as well. A HeartSymbol is also usually used for love, which would be CardiovascularLove, which is also the symbol's primary use in SayItWithHearts and as a type of WingdingEyes.

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The stylized heart shape, '''♥''' (or <3 as an emoticon), is a classic visual metaphor. It has long been used in Western animation But, that's for the subtropes. This is for when the heart symbol appears and comics to symbolize a romantic crush. Or anything [[HeartsAreHealth health-related]] in VideoGames, which may also relate to HeartContainer as well. A HeartSymbol is also usually used for love, which would be CardiovascularLove, which is also the symbol's primary use in SayItWithHearts and as a type isn't part of WingdingEyes.
any of those tropes.



If the symbol's associated with a villain, it's a WickedHeartSymbol.

When it's used as part of the symbols for an attack, it's HeartBeatDown, which may also be CardiovascularLove, if the hearts represent love/lust/attraction, and possibly beauty, instead of innocence.


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* CardiovascularLove - When it's love related.
* HeartBeatDown
* HeartContainer - Not actually a subtrope. It's for life-increasing objects in video games in general.
* HeartsAreHealth
* SayItWithHearts
* WickedHeartSymbol

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20th Apr '17 8:34:10 PM Malady
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The stylized heart shape, '''♥''' (or <3 as an emoticon), is a classic visual metaphor. It has long been used in Western animation and comics to symbolize a romantic crush. Or anything [[HeartsAreHealth health-related]] in VideoGames. A HeartSymbol is also usually used for love, which would be CardiovascularLove, which is also the symbol's primary use in SayItWithHearts and as a type of WingdingEyes.

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The stylized heart shape, '''♥''' (or <3 as an emoticon), is a classic visual metaphor. It has long been used in Western animation and comics to symbolize a romantic crush. Or anything [[HeartsAreHealth health-related]] in VideoGames.VideoGames, which may also relate to HeartContainer as well. A HeartSymbol is also usually used for love, which would be CardiovascularLove, which is also the symbol's primary use in SayItWithHearts and as a type of WingdingEyes.


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When it's used as part of the symbols for an attack, it's HeartBeatDown, which may also be CardiovascularLove, if the hearts represent love/lust/attraction, and possibly beauty, instead of innocence.
19th Apr '17 6:05:04 PM Malady
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* ''Anime/AKB0048'': Every member of the [=AKB0048=] has a heart shaped shine in their hair and [[ExoticEyeDesigns in their eyes as well]]. This feature in particular seems to be a manifestation of the ''potential'' of a girl to be a future Successor, as it shows up the young Lancastar girls after they witness their first concert. It happens again to another set of young girls after they see their first 00 performance as well.
** Former members have diamonds instead. Justified by the fact that there are LoadsAndLoadsofCharacters, makes it easier for people to just identify who is in and who isn't.
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19th Apr '17 5:53:03 PM Malady
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The stylized heart shape, '''♥''' (or <3 as an emoticon), is a classic visual metaphor. It has long been used in Western animation and comics to symbolize a romantic crush. Or anything [[HeartsAreHealth health-related]] in VideoGames.

A HeartSymbol is typically drawn floating near a character's head, or on WingdingEyes, or nearly bursting out of a character's chest where the actual organ should be. Possibly a DiscreditedTrope, as subversions, deconstructions and parodies seem more common than playing it straight these days.

Traditionally pronounced "love," as in "I love New York" for "I '''♥''' NY," though recent convention has been to actually pronounce the symbol as "heart" - for example, the film ''IHeartHuckabees''. This is turn has led to the Internet {{meme|ticMutation}} of typing "I less-than-three X," in reference to the mathematical meaning of "<3".

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The stylized heart shape, '''♥''' (or <3 as an emoticon), is a classic visual metaphor. It has long been used in Western animation and comics to symbolize a romantic crush. Or anything [[HeartsAreHealth health-related]] in VideoGames.

VideoGames. A HeartSymbol is typically drawn floating near a character's head, or on WingdingEyes, or nearly bursting out of a character's chest where also usually used for love, which would be CardiovascularLove, which is also the actual organ should be. Possibly a DiscreditedTrope, as subversions, deconstructions symbol's primary use in SayItWithHearts and parodies seem more common than playing it straight these days.

Traditionally pronounced "love,"
as in "I love New York" for "I '''♥''' NY," though recent convention has been to actually pronounce the symbol as "heart" - for example, the film ''IHeartHuckabees''. This is turn has led to the Internet {{meme|ticMutation}} a type of typing "I less-than-three X," in reference to the mathematical meaning of "<3".
WingdingEyes.



Compare LoveBubbles for the MangaEffects equivalent. For the specific equation of the HeartSymbol with love, please see CardiovascularLove; for its equation with health, see HeartsAreHealth. See also SayItWithHearts, CherryBlossoms. If the symbol appears in someone's eyes, they've got WingdingEyes. If it appears on the upper left side of the chest, any anatomist can tell you it's combined with HeartInTheWrongPlace.

If it's associated with a villain, it's a WickedHeartSymbol.

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Compare LoveBubbles for the MangaEffects equivalent. For the specific equation of the HeartSymbol with love, please see CardiovascularLove; for its equation with health, see HeartsAreHealth. See also SayItWithHearts, CherryBlossoms. If the symbol appears in someone's eyes, they've got WingdingEyes. If it appears on the upper left side of the chest, any anatomist can tell you it's combined with HeartInTheWrongPlace.

If it's
symbol's associated with a villain, it's a WickedHeartSymbol.WickedHeartSymbol.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Heart symbols emanating from Kitsuburami's WingdingEyes in episode 5 of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''. This may be due to what she is [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FLCLheartSymbol.jpg looking at]] (reflected in Canti's screen). Despite what it looks like, it's a giant hand in a trench coat. Really.
* Every other line during the steamy portions of {{Hentai}} manga will end with one (or more) of these.
* Hachiko in ''Manga/{{NANA}}'' has them floating out of her whenever she gets a new love interest (she goes through a lot).
* In ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' when [[spoiler:Naoto]] tells the group she was scared, [[SweetOnPollyOliver Kanji]] gets these floating around him.
* Lucia from ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' uses them as an attack after she finishes a song in the anime.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', when Rock Lee meets Sakura for the first time, he blows a physical heart symbol at her. She even manages to dodge it and it splats sadly on the pillar behind her.
** In fanart, the kanji symbol on Gaara's forehead (which means "love") is often replaced by a '''♥'''.
* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' played with it. [[{{Satan}} Hild]] blows a '''♠''' kiss at Keiichi. Belldandy counters it with a '''♥''' kiss, sending the two symbols ricocheting all over the room until they're caught by their mutual owners. Good thing she did, since '''♠''' kisses are apparently destructive.
* Naturally, in a show starring a self-proclaimed warrior of {{love|Freak}} and {{justice|WillPrevail}}, ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has a lot of them. [[http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=g1VgNTPgP2Y&feature=related Even as weapons]].
* Copiously used in a completely [[HoYay unstraight]] way by Subaru when she [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nanoha-subaru-having-a-gay-old-time-with-teana.jpg reunites with Teana]] in ''AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX''.
* In ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' Itoshiki is once given a chocolate heart as present, but it's not very well-made and looks ugly, so the perfectionist Chiri gives him [[spoiler:an anatomically correct chocolate heart]] instead, freaking everybody out.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', the smoke from [[HeadlessHorseman Celty's]] neck [[http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9885/heartt.jpg periodically formed a heart]] while Shinra defended her [[spoiler:[[RelationshipUpgrade and their recently upgraded relationship]]]] from his father's criticisms.
* [[StalkerWithACrush Grell]] gets these when flirting over Sebastian in ''Manga/BlackButler''. There's also episode 15 when Aleister does it while thinking of Ciel DisguisedInDrag.

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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
[[folder:Literature]]
* Heart symbols emanating from Kitsuburami's WingdingEyes in episode 5 of ''Anime/{{FLCL}}''. This may be due to what In Conor Kostic's novel ''[[Literature/TheAvatarChronicles Saga]]'': Ghost's symbol is a ♥, and is always represented that way. Why is it that symbol? We don't know. As she is [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/FLCLheartSymbol.jpg looking at]] (reflected says in Canti's screen). Despite what it looks like, it's ''Saga'' when painting aircars:
--> I settled for
a giant hand in a trench coat. Really.
* Every other line during the steamy portions of {{Hentai}} manga will end
pale blue sky with one (or more) of these.
* Hachiko in ''Manga/{{NANA}}'' has them
fluffy white clouds as my background, and then filled it with floating red ♥s. Not much of a statement, I know, unless you think about how there are millions of aircars out of her whenever she gets a new love interest (she goes through a lot).
* In ''Anime/Persona4TheAnimation'' when [[spoiler:Naoto]] tells the group she was scared, [[SweetOnPollyOliver Kanji]] gets these floating around him.
* Lucia from ''Manga/MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' uses them as an attack after she finishes a song in the anime.
* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', when Rock Lee meets Sakura for the first time, he blows a physical heart symbol at her. She even manages to dodge it
there, and it splats sadly on the pillar behind her.
** In fanart, the kanji symbol on Gaara's forehead (which means "love") is often replaced by a '''♥'''.
* ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' played with it. [[{{Satan}} Hild]] blows a '''♠''' kiss at Keiichi. Belldandy counters it with a '''♥''' kiss, sending the two symbols ricocheting
they are all over the room until they're caught by their mutual owners. Good thing she did, since '''♠''' kisses are apparently destructive.
* Naturally, in
a show starring a self-proclaimed warrior of {{love|Freak}} standard simple monochrome. To introduce playfulness and {{justice|WillPrevail}}, ''Anime/SailorMoon'' has individuality is in itself a lot kind of them. [[http://ca.youtube.com/watch?v=g1VgNTPgP2Y&feature=related Even as weapons]].
* Copiously used in a completely [[HoYay unstraight]] way by Subaru when she [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/nanoha-subaru-having-a-gay-old-time-with-teana.jpg reunites with Teana]] in ''AudioPlay/StrikersSoundStageX''.
* In ''Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei'' Itoshiki is once given a chocolate heart as present, but it's not very well-made and looks ugly, so the perfectionist Chiri gives him [[spoiler:an anatomically correct chocolate heart]] instead, freaking everybody out.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'', the smoke from [[HeadlessHorseman Celty's]] neck [[http://img202.imageshack.us/img202/9885/heartt.jpg periodically formed a heart]] while Shinra defended her [[spoiler:[[RelationshipUpgrade and their recently upgraded relationship]]]] from his father's criticisms.
* [[StalkerWithACrush Grell]] gets these when flirting over Sebastian in ''Manga/BlackButler''. There's also episode 15 when Aleister does it while thinking of Ciel DisguisedInDrag.
subversion. Well, that’s if my choice needed any justification.



[[folder:Comics]]
* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'''s early parody "[[Franchise/ArchieComics Starchie]]" got facetious with them:
-->"Don't be silly, Bottleneck!... Just because you see those hearts floating around her head it doesn't mean she's got a crush on me!... In cartoon language, those hearts could mean platonic friendship!"
* Another parodied the "I ♥ NY" bumper sticker with a sticker responding: "So did I until someone ♣'d me and stole my ♦s".
* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', where Jeremy has a bumper sticker saying "I [Stomach Symbol] My Parents"
* A Godzilla-related ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' comic has "I 8 NY".
** Another ''Far Side'' comic features a surgeon in love. But, being a surgeon, instead of a heart symbol it is represented by an anatomically correct heart.
* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' strip, Mr. Butts, the spokescigarette for the tobacco lobby, has little hearts appear around him as he deceitfully claims he loves children. A fellow lobbyist calls this "the heart thingy."
* The title character of ''Comicstrip/{{Lio}}'' once applied a defibrillator to one of these after being turned down for a date.
* In ''Sherman's Lagoon'', when Hawthorne hermit crab arranged a meeting between Sherman's shark human enemy, Captain Quigly and another woman. Sherman thinks it's working because he can see the "cartoony love hearts". Hawthorne corrects him by telling him that they're flies.
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' as a MediumAwareness gag [[http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrotclassics/2007/05/11 here]].

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[[folder:Comics]]
[[folder:Music]]
* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'''s early parody "[[Franchise/ArchieComics Starchie]]" got facetious Naturally, the '''♥''' became the band logo of Seattle-based rock group Music/{{Heart}}, at least in their original Seventies incarnation as soft-rock country/folk band fronted by hippie chicks. The '''♥''' became synonymous with them:
-->"Don't be silly, Bottleneck!... Just because you see those hearts floating around her head it doesn't mean she's got a crush on me!... In cartoon language, those hearts could mean platonic friendship!"
* Another parodied
sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, who fronted the "I ♥ NY" bumper sticker with a sticker responding: "So did I until someone ♣'d me group and stole my ♦s".
* Parodied in ''ComicStrip/{{Zits}}'', where Jeremy has a bumper sticker saying "I [Stomach Symbol] My Parents"
* A Godzilla-related ''ComicStrip/TheFarSide'' comic has "I 8 NY".
** Another ''Far Side'' comic features a surgeon in love. But, being a surgeon, instead
wrote most of a heart its material. The symbol it is represented by an anatomically correct heart.
* In
was downgraded a ''ComicStrip/{{Doonesbury}}'' strip, Mr. Butts, the spokescigarette for the tobacco lobby, has little hearts appear around him after their make-over as he deceitfully claims he loves children. A fellow lobbyist calls this "the heart thingy."
1980's big-haired rock chicks performing stadium rock.
* The title character of ''Comicstrip/{{Lio}}'' once applied a defibrillator Music/HelloProject ''loves'' to one of use these after being turned down for a date.
* In ''Sherman's Lagoon'', when Hawthorne hermit crab arranged a meeting between Sherman's shark human enemy, Captain Quigly and another woman. Sherman thinks it's working because he can see
in song titles... Koisuru♡Angel♡Heart, ♡Momoiro Kataomoi♡, Icha♡Icha Summer, Honki Mekimeki♡Toki Mekimeki, Hare Ame Nochi Suki♡, Zettai Tokeru Mondai X = ♡, Renai♥Rider, Ona no Ko no Torishirabe Time♥...
** Then there's
the "cartoony love hearts". Hawthorne corrects him by telling him that they're flies.
* {{Lampshaded}} in ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' as a MediumAwareness gag [[http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrotclassics/2007/05/11 here]].
group Odoru♡11.



[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': while watching Eddie and Dolores making out, Roger not only has heart pupils, he also forms a heart-shape with his ears.
* In ''Film/BadlyDrawnRoy'', the heart-pounding-out-of-the-chest variation occurs when Roy first sees [[LoveInterest Ruth]], along with WingdingEyes. She found it to be very sweet.
* In ''Anime/{{Interstella5555}}'', Music/DaftPunk have a brief {{cameo}}, losing to the main characters in a music contest. One of the two members has [=LEDs=] on his helmet forming a broken heart symbol.

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[[folder:Films -- Animation]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* ''Film/WhoFramedRogerRabbit'': while watching Eddie and Dolores making out, Roger not only has The Harts, such as Wrestling/{{Bret|Hart}} or Wrestling/{{Owen|Hart}}, typically have a heart pupils, he also symbol with a winged skull in the middle of it.
* [[MaskedLuchador Luchador]] ATM has two heart symbol eye holes cut into his mask.
* Just to emphasize how much of a GirlyGirl she had become in Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, [[Wrestling/AjaKong Erica]] had these symbols painted on her cheeks.
* Sassy Stephie has gear with the letter S twice on her chest. One is backwards so it
forms a heart-shape heart.
* Shazza [=McKenzie=] has a one piece
with his ears.
* In ''Film/BadlyDrawnRoy'', the heart-pounding-out-of-the-chest variation occurs when Roy first sees [[LoveInterest Ruth]], along with WingdingEyes. She found it to be very sweet.
* In ''Anime/{{Interstella5555}}'', Music/DaftPunk have a brief {{cameo}}, losing to the main characters in a music contest. One of the two members has [=LEDs=] on his helmet forming a broken
heart symbol.symbols cut into it, [[BearYourMidriff bearing the sides of her midriff]].
* "La Chica de la Actitud" Roxxy has her name sewn into her ring gear with the "O" being in this shape.



[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''IHeartHuckabees'' had this in its ''title.'' The director insists it's pronounced "heart."
* In ''Film/InspectorGadget'', Gadget's hat incorporates a scrolling marquee that normally displays such things as MirandaRights. Heart symbols go sliding across it during an intimate moment.
* In ''Film/TheMask'', the living-cartoon title character has his heart-symbol pounding out of his chest when watching Cameron Diaz's character sing at a nightclub.

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[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''IHeartHuckabees'' had this ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'': It has a "Less-than-three-shaped box", which is aptly named. It is shaped like a heart, and can hold up to 2 items.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts''. [[CaptainObvious Hearts are everywhere.]] They pop up
in its ''title.'' The director insists it's pronounced "heart."
* In ''Film/InspectorGadget'', Gadget's hat incorporates a scrolling marquee that normally displays such things as MirandaRights.
symbolism, menu icons, and whenever you kill most enemies. Hell, the freaking [[WeirdMoon MOON]] is heart-shaped!
%%* ''VideoGame/LocoRoco'':
Heart symbols go sliding across it during an intimate moment.
make numerous appearances.
* In ''Film/TheMask'', the living-cartoon title character has his heart-symbol pounding out of his chest when watching Cameron Diaz's character sing at ''VideoGame/PanelDePon'': Heart-shaped panels are a nightclub.staple.
* ''VideoGame/{{Castlevania}}'': The various games use hearts as ammunition, mana pickups, and/or money.



[[folder:Literature]]
* In Conor Kostic's novel ''[[Literature/TheAvatarChronicles Saga]]'', a heart (always shown as a ♥ in the text) is the main character, Ghost's, symbol.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** As illustrated by Paul Kidby, Twoflower's [[JapaneseTourist Agatean Tourist]] gear in the first two novels includes a hat proclaiming "I ♥ A-M".
** In ''Mrs Bradshaw's Guide to the Ankh-Morpork and Sto Plains Hygienic Railway'', a sticker available from the town of Big Cabbage proclaims "I <cabbage symbol> Big Cabbage".

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[[folder:Literature]]
[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In Conor Kostic's novel ''[[Literature/TheAvatarChronicles Saga]]'', ''Webcomic/AvasDemon'', [[http://www.avasdemon.com/pages.php?page=0264 once Ava agrees to the pact, we get a heart (always shown as a ♥ split in the text) is the main character, Ghost's, symbol.
* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** As illustrated by Paul Kidby, Twoflower's [[JapaneseTourist Agatean Tourist]] gear in the first
half, with two novels includes a hat proclaiming "I ♥ A-M".
** In ''Mrs Bradshaw's Guide to the Ankh-Morpork and Sto Plains Hygienic Railway'', a sticker available from the town of Big Cabbage proclaims "I <cabbage symbol> Big Cabbage".
colors, one side shattered.]]



[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* On the lam in his bathrobe, Hurley buys an "I '''♥''' Shih-Tzus" shirt in the ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "The Lie". The cashier is puzzled. "I like shih-tzus," Hurley explains. "It looks like you heart them," the cashier answers.
* Inversion: when Music/{{Moby}} was the musical guest on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' in 2002, he was embroiled in a feud with Music/{{Eminem}}. He appeared in a sketch and wore a T-shirt that read "I heart eminem" given to him by a fan.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In a scene laden with [[HoYay Les Yay]] subtext, Faith entices Buffy out of a chemistry test for some vampire slaying by breathing on the window, then drawing a love heart with a stake through it.
** In a ValentinesDayEpisode, Xander gives Cordelia a heart-shaped locket. Not to be outdone, Angelus gives fellow vampire Drusilla an actual heart that he found 'in a quaint little shopgirl".
* Taking the trope into the realm of BloodyHilarious BodyHorror, thhe ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "Hunteri Heroici" opens with the chest-bursting variety, followed by a literal chest-bursting that leaves an equally anatomically-incorrect ImpactSilhouette.

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[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
[[folder:Web Original]]
* On the lam in his bathrobe, Hurley buys an "I '''♥''' Shih-Tzus" shirt in the ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "The Lie". The cashier is puzzled. "I like shih-tzus," Hurley explains. "It looks like you heart them," the cashier answers.
* Inversion: when Music/{{Moby}} was the musical guest on ''Series/SaturdayNightLive'' in 2002, he was embroiled in a feud with Music/{{Eminem}}. He appeared in a sketch and wore a T-shirt that read "I heart eminem" given to him by a fan.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. In a scene laden with [[HoYay Les Yay]] subtext, Faith entices Buffy out of a chemistry test for some vampire slaying by breathing on the window, then drawing a love heart with a stake through it.
** In a ValentinesDayEpisode, Xander gives Cordelia a heart-shaped locket. Not to be outdone, Angelus gives fellow vampire Drusilla an actual heart that he found 'in a quaint
''Literature/WhateleyUniverse'': There's "an adorable little shopgirl".
* Taking the trope into the realm of BloodyHilarious BodyHorror, thhe ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' episode "Hunteri Heroici" opens with the chest-bursting variety, followed by a literal chest-bursting
blonde kid in curls" whose codename is Less Than Three, but if it's intended to be this symbol or not, is unknown, and we don't know why she picked that leaves an equally anatomically-incorrect ImpactSilhouette.codename either, presuming that she didn't have it assigned involuntarily.




[[folder:Music]]
* Naturally, the '''♥''' became the band logo of Seattle-based rock group Music/{{Heart}}, at least in their original Seventies incarnation as soft-rock country/folk band fronted by hippie chicks. The '''♥''' became synonymous with sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson, who fronted the group and wrote most of its material. The symbol was downgraded a little after their make-over as 1980's big-haired rock chicks performing stadium rock.
* Music/HelloProject ''loves'' to use these in song titles... Koisuru♡Angel♡Heart, ♡Momoiro Kataomoi♡, Icha♡Icha Summer, Honki Mekimeki♡Toki Mekimeki, Hare Ame Nochi Suki♡, Zettai Tokeru Mondai X = ♡, Renai♥Rider, Ona no Ko no Torishirabe Time♥...
** Then there's the group Odoru♡11.
* The song "Hey Soul Sister" by Train, where the singer is in love with a woman.
-->I'm so obsessed, my heart is bound to beat right out my untrimmed chest
[[/folder]]


[[folder:Pinball]]
* Creator/DataEast's ''[[Pinball/TheWhosTommy The Who's Tommy]]'' whows Sally Simpson riding a scooter to go see Tommy, with a flock of heart symbols floating around her head.
* Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''[[Pinball/TeedOff Tee'd Off]]'' shows a lovestruck golfer with heart symbols floating around his head while he gazes at his girl.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* The Harts, such as Wrestling/{{Bret|Hart}} or Wrestling/{{Owen|Hart}}, typically have a heart symbol with a winged skull in the middle of it.
* Wrestling/ShawnMichaels usually has one on his gear with a crack down the middle, because he's the heartbreak kid.
* [[MaskedLuchador Luchador]] ATM has two heart symbol eye holes cut into his mask.
* Danny Demanto typically has these adorning his tights. It goes with his heartless perfection moonsault you see.
* Wrestling/DaizeeHaze, sometimes has these patterned into her gear, because she's a hippie. Oh, and because if you don't show her love she'll heart punch you.
* Just to emphasize how much of a GirlyGirl she had become in Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE, [[Wrestling/AjaKong Erica]] had these symbols painted on her cheeks.
* Sassy Stephie has gear with the letter S twice on her chest. One is backwards so it forms a heart.
* Shazza [=McKenzie=] has a one piece with heart symbols cut into it, [[BearYourMidriff bearing the sides of her midriff]].
* "La Chica de la Actitud" Roxxy has her name sewn into her ring gear with the "O" being in this shape.
* 2015 LLF rookie of the year Baby Love has a mask two heart symbol shaped lenses.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Video Games]]
* Floating hearts are the symbol for the Attraction status condition in ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}''.
* ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' offers (real-world, not in-game) bumper stickers with "I '''♣''' Seals" on them, because of the Seal Clubber class.
** They also have a "Less-than-three-shaped box", which is aptly named. It is shaped like a heart, and can hold up to 2 items.
* When characters in ''VideoGame/TheSims'' fall in love, they emit hearts to indicate this.
* ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'':
** In ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'', the reunion of a yeti couple after a quick bout of possession results in a huge mass of hearts shooting out of their loving embrace. Since this is a Zelda game, the hearts are actually the series' long-standing [[HeartsAreHealth recovery items]], plus a health-boosting HeartContainer.\\\
Also, if you beat the [=STAR=] minigame in Castle Town, Link gains a posse of {{Fan Girl}}s who have hearts pop up over their heads when you talk to them. Then you can collect them for a health boost.
** Creepily, [[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask Majora's Mask]] is a purple heart shape with SpikesOfVillainy.
* In ''VideoGame/CaveStory'', near the end of the game, one of the [[CallARabbitASmeerp Mimigas]] mentions the great hero Arthur and all of them suddenly have hearts above their heads. As with the above example, the hearts can be grabbed for HP recovery.
* ''KingdomHearts''. [[CaptainObvious Hearts are everywhere.]] They pop up in symbolism, menu icons, and whenever you kill most enemies. Hell, the freaking [[WeirdMoon MOON]] is heart-shaped!
* Heart symbols make numerous appearances in ''LocoRoco''.
* ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' uses them for the max level Dark Assembly members can like you... and just to show how wicked the Netherworld is.
--> Great for chopping heads off♥
---> -- "[[{{Pun}} Headhunter]]" axe description
* In ''[[VideoGame/NutsAndMilk Nuts & Milk]]'', Yogurt and Milk would hold a heart symbol between them at the end of every level. In the {{Bonus Stage}}s, the heart would get bigger and a heart-shaped field of flowers would appear.
* Heart-shaped panels are a staple of ''VideoGame/PanelDePon''.
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[[folder:Web Animation]]
* Parodied in [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/tgs4.html this episode]] of ''Teen Girl Squad'', a ShowWithinAShow of ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''. When So and So gets some floating heart symbols from feeling a crush, one of the hearts gets hit by an arrow and screams.
** [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/tgs12.html "Whattaya mean I'm less than B?"]]
* In ''ThereSheIs'', Doki the rabbit's floating hearts are apparently quite physical and can bury people under them.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* [[http://www.sluggy.com/daily.php?date=071004 This strip]] of ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'' literally [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] a {{subver|tedTrope}}sion of it.
* Bay got one in [[http://www.sailorsun.org/index.php?comicID=167 this strip]] of ''Webcomic/SailorSun''. Slightly tweaked at first just because she noticed it, it was [[PlayingWithATrope played with]] even more when she was [[http://www.sailorsun.org/index.php?comicID=175 able to physically grab it]]. Then, when Bay tried to shoo that embodied visual metaphor for her own crush out a window, it turned out to [[http://www.sailorsun.org/index.php?comicID=176 have feelings of its own]].
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''
** A single red heart for Elan and Haley's first kiss, in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0400.html "Your Ship Has Come In"]].
** When [[MauveShirt Kazumi and Daigo]] share their wedding kiss in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0501.html strip #501]], they each get a HeartSymbol. Like [[SinglePaletteTown everything else from Azure City]], the hearts are blue.
** Normal pink hearts accompany Belkar's seduction of a female bard in [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0611.html #611]].
* The Creator/PhilFoglio comic adaptation of the ''ComicBook/MythAdventures'' books features signs saying "I ♥ NY"; "I ♣ Seals"; "I ♠ Cats" and "I ♦ ..." and the end of that sign is covered. Years later, Foglio was asked how the last sign ended, and replied "[[TheUnreveal It was cleverly blocked for a reason]]."
* Hilariously subverted in [[http://zitaspacegirl.com/webcomics-2/ this]] ''Webcomic/ZitaTheSpacegirl'' strip by Ben Hatke.
* Played with in [[http://friendlyhostility.com/d/20081015.html this]] ''Webcomic/FriendlyHostility'' comic, where a character not only notices the heart but ''pops'' it, too. Nice metaphor.
* ''Webcomic/TheCyantianChronicles'': Seen in Campus Safari when Cilke first met [[spoiler: Chrome.]] They were immediately dubbed "Floaty Love Hearts" by a fan of the comic.
* This [[http://www.moderntales.com/comics/dumnestor.php?view=archive&chapter=14902&mpe=0#strip3 strip]] of ''Webcomic/DumnestorsHeroes''.
* In ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'', Vriska gets ♥'s in all 8 of her pupils after watching Creator/NicolasCage in ''Film/ConAir''. And the black romance version, Karkat gets ♠'s in his eyes after falling in hate with John. The emoticon versions are used more often: <3 for redrom, <3< for blackrom.
** Karkat and Gamzee appear in a diamond after forming their Moirallegience. The symbol for Auspisticism is a club, but so far it's only figured in the various shipping diagrams.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2009-08-02 they float about Fuschia]].
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2006-10-29 and Monique's interactions, once.]]
** [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2012-07-12 And the Illuminati drones for the green succubus -- for once, not a romantic love.]]
* In ''Webcomic/ThreeJaguars'', [[http://threejaguarscomic.net/?comic=introduction-page-6 they radiate from Marketer]].
* In ''Webcomic/AvasDemon'', [[http://www.avasdemon.com/pages.php?page=0264 once Ava agrees to the pact, we get a heart split in half, with two colors, one side shattered.]]
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic wears a shirt that says "[[DepartmentOfRedundancyDepartment I [donut] Donuts]]" when reviewing nostalgic commercials.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Parodied on ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' (season 11 episode "Saddlesore Galactica"): Moe meets a beautiful woman at a horse racing track, and his heart starts beating out of his chest like in the older, wackier [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfAnimation Golden Age of Animation]] cartoons (particularly the ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'' and [[WesternAnimation/TexAveryMGMCartoons MGM]] cartoons directed by Creator/TexAvery). When he notices this, he identifies this as the symptom of a medical problem, and says he has to leave for the hospital. Also counts as something of a PG-rated SomethingElseAlsoRises.
* At the end of the ''{{Transformers}}'' episode [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Girl_Who_Loved_Powerglide "The Girl Who Loved Powerglide"]], in a bit of InterspeciesRomance Powerglide reveals an LED heart, showing he does indeed have compassion. This made it into a toy of him... twenty odd years after the episode aired.
* Deconstructed in ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' episode "Love Bugs". Flapjack meets a girl selling seashells and discovers that little hearts pop out of his head whenever he thinks of her. Peppermint Larry starts harvesting them and selling them to his customers as "sweethearts". Then it turns out that the hearts are actually [[spoiler:heart-shaped parasites called "bloodgnats", which Flapjack got from the seashell the girl gave him.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/BeavisAndButthead'' radiate hearts [[HoYay in the presence of Cool Guy Todd.]]
* ''WesternAnimation/DannyPhantom''
** Seen in an episode where Danny is surrounded by them when he falls for [[LoveInterest Sam]] via a [[LovePotion Love Guitar]].
** It shows up in another episode when Jack and Maddie hugs the enormous check given to them by the Guys in White.
* In the Valentine's Day episode of ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'', Phil complains that hearts aren't even really shaped like that.
* Played with in a ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'' episode, where the hearts that pop around the characters' heads are ''[[{{Squick}} anatomically correct]]''.
* Used constantly on ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddParents'' whenever one character is swooning over another.
* Used in ''WesternAnimation/JimmyTwoShoes'', when [[RichBitch Jez]] is actually swooning over Lucius for once.
* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheAmazingChanAndTheChanClan'', Chu-Chu the dog has hearts coming out of his eyes for a magician's poodle assistant Fifi.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' [[http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lihjqimEOH1qe3twro1_500.gif and]] [[http://www.bravotv.com/media/imagecache/photo-scaled/photos/mosteligibledallasseason1gallerytvcouplesdougpatty.jpg Patti.]]
* In "F.U.N.", when ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' is chasing Plankton, who had just run off with a Krabby Patty, Spongebob chases after Plankton who is using a propeller to fly away. Spongebob takes a policeman's baton and spins it around, flying into the air. The cop's reaction is to [[HoYay swoon over Spongebob, complete with heart bubbles]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Parodied with Gallagher's "I '''♣''' My Wife."
** And real-life bumper sticker "I '''♠''' My Pets."
** And T-shirts saying "I '''♣''' Seals".
** And "I (Franchise/{{Godzilla}}) Tokyo."
** And (back when he was alive) Apple fanboys and fangirls would carry signs with "I (Apple symbol) Steve Jobs" to MacWorld keynote addresses.
** There's [[DudeNotFunny a particularly offensive shirt]] online that says "I [Plane] NY".
** The writer of ''Webcomic/{{Wondermark}}'' created one that says "I [Squiggle[=/=]Knot] Unparsable Symbols".
* The seed of the extinct [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silphium#Connection_with_the_heart_symbol silphium]] is believed by some to be the origin of the symbol, namely due to its contraceptive properties.
* The Literature/{{Discworld}} Emporium offers a FunTShirt which declares "[Eyeball] [realistic heart] [[TheIgor Igorth]]".
[[/folder]]
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If it's associated with a villain, it's a WickedHeartSymbol.
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* In ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'', Vriska gets ♥'s in all 8 of her pupils after watching NicolasCage in ''Film/ConAir''. And the black romance version, Karkat gets ♠'s in his eyes after falling in hate with John. The emoticon versions are used more often: <3 for redrom, <3< for blackrom.

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* In ''WebComic/{{Homestuck}}'', Vriska gets ♥'s in all 8 of her pupils after watching NicolasCage Creator/NicolasCage in ''Film/ConAir''. And the black romance version, Karkat gets ♠'s in his eyes after falling in hate with John. The emoticon versions are used more often: <3 for redrom, <3< for blackrom.
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* Deconstructed in ''TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' episode "Love Bugs". Flapjack meets a girl selling seashells and discovers that little hearts pop out of his head whenever he thinks of her. Peppermint Larry starts harvesting them and selling them to his customers as "sweethearts". Then it turns out that the hearts are actually [[spoiler:heart-shaped parasites called "bloodgnats", which Flapjack got from the seashell the girl gave him.]]

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* Deconstructed in ''TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' ''WesternAnimation/TheMarvelousMisadventuresOfFlapjack'' episode "Love Bugs". Flapjack meets a girl selling seashells and discovers that little hearts pop out of his head whenever he thinks of her. Peppermint Larry starts harvesting them and selling them to his customers as "sweethearts". Then it turns out that the hearts are actually [[spoiler:heart-shaped parasites called "bloodgnats", which Flapjack got from the seashell the girl gave him.]]
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