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24th Mar '18 5:41:45 PM BulletproofLlama
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* In the music video for Jennifer Lopez's song Papi, J-Lo plays a woman who eats a magic cookie that she is told will bring her absent lover back. The next day, every man in town that sees her falls madly in love with her, causing a lot of chaos throughout.
16th Mar '18 6:11:23 PM DesertDragon
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* Defied in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': [[GreatGazoo Genie]] states that one of his rules is that he can't make people fall in love. Young children watching might think this is just a lame cop-out to keep from [[StoryBreakerPower resolving the plot too easily]], but older viewers will understand that this would be rape plain and simple. Later, when [[EvilChancellor Jafar]] has the lamp, he wishes for [[RebelliousPrincess Jasmine]] to fall in love with him. Just as Genie tries to explain that he can't do that, [[TheHero Aladdin]] sneaks in to steal the lamp back; Jasmine sees him and [[GuileHero suddenly begins to flirt with Jafar]] as a distraction, to Genie's complete confusion.

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* Defied in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': [[GreatGazoo Genie]] states that one of his rules is that he can't make people fall in love. Young children watching might think this is just a lame cop-out to keep from [[StoryBreakerPower resolving the plot too easily]], but older viewers will understand that this would be rape ''rape'' plain and simple. Later, when [[EvilChancellor Jafar]] has the lamp, he wishes for [[RebelliousPrincess Jasmine]] to fall in love with him. Just as Genie tries to explain that he can't do that, [[TheHero Aladdin]] sneaks in to steal the lamp back; Jasmine sees him and [[GuileHero suddenly begins to flirt with Jafar]] as a distraction, to Genie's complete confusion.
13th Feb '18 12:10:40 PM Calllack
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Villains don't usually have all that much luck with Love Potions either, as they're often all-too susceptible to being rendered ineffective through that annoyingly pesky "[[ThePowerOfLove Power of True Love]]" thing. No matter how strong a Love Potion might be at first, it will almost invariably fail once the entranced heroine sees her True Love lying bleeding and battered on the floor, seconds away from doom. In most cases, this will lead to a tearful reconciliation between the hero and heroine and to the hero [[HeroicSecondWind picking himself up and kicking a lot of ass]] (as well as to the villain wondering just where he can get a refund on that stupid wonky potion). An even more chaotic backfiring is when the villain her/himself accidentally drinks said potion. HilarityEnsues.

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Villains don't usually have all that much luck with Love Potions either, as they're often all-too susceptible to being rendered ineffective through that annoyingly pesky "[[ThePowerOfLove Power of True Love]]" thing. No matter how strong a Love Potion might be at first, it will almost invariably fail once the entranced heroine sees her True Love lying bleeding and battered on the floor, seconds away from doom. In most cases, this will lead to a tearful reconciliation between the hero and heroine and their LoveInterest and to the hero [[HeroicSecondWind picking himself herself up and kicking a lot of ass]] (as well as to the villain wondering just where he can get a refund on that stupid wonky potion). An even more chaotic backfiring is when the villain her/himself accidentally drinks said potion. HilarityEnsues.
13th Feb '18 11:54:20 AM Calllack
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Ah, the Love Potion. Not since the Eskimo Freezer was patented has there ever been such a useless invention. Not that love potions are ''ineffective'', mind you; it's just that they rarely ever work ''as intended'', to the point where one wonders why a character would even bother to use them at all. When you see someone employ a Love Potion these days, you almost ''expect'' it to fail. It should be a DiscreditedTrope by this time, but for some reason, characters continue to use Love Potions, with said potions continuing to cause far more trouble than they're worth.

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Ah, the Love Potion. Not since the Eskimo Freezer was patented has there ever been such a useless invention. Not that love potions are ''ineffective'', mind you; it's just that they rarely ever work ''as intended'', to the point where one wonders why a character would even bother to use them at all. When you see someone employ a Love Potion these days, you almost ''expect'' it to fail. It should be a DiscreditedTrope by this time, but for some reason, characters [[UndeadHorseTrope continue to use use]] Love Potions, with said potions continuing to cause far more trouble than they're worth.
11th Oct '17 11:18:54 AM xcountryguy
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* The main conflict of ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' is formed around a love potion. Making one is incredibly difficult since you need the petal of the primrose flower which only grow on the border of [[TheLostWoods the Dark Forest]] and are constantly being cut down by the {{mooks}} of [[EvilOverLord the Bog King]]. The only one who can turn the petal into the potion is the Sugar Plum fairy, whose imprisoned by the Bog King. He really, really doesn't want there to be love potions. [[spoiler: He's got practical concerns since it can and does lead to chaos, ''but'' his real reason is that the love potion failed to work for him since [[ThePowerofLove true love]] overpowers the potions.]]

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* The main conflict of ''WesternAnimation/StrangeMagic'' is formed around a love potion. Making one is incredibly difficult since you need the petal of the primrose flower which only grow on the border of [[TheLostWoods the Dark Forest]] and are constantly being cut down by the {{mooks}} of [[EvilOverLord the Bog King]]. The only one who can turn the petal into the potion is the Sugar Plum fairy, whose imprisoned by the Bog King. He really, really doesn't want there to be love potions. [[spoiler: He's [[spoiler:He's got practical concerns since it can and does lead to chaos, ''but'' his real reason is that the love potion failed to work for him since [[ThePowerofLove true love]] overpowers the potions.]]



* ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' has one pop up in its 109th episode. [[spoiler: Taryon had intended Vax to slip it to Grog, but Vax thought better and let Scanlan have it (giving it to the player who gave it to him, even). Scanlan proceeded to fall in lust with Percy, which greatly vexed Vex, and [[HilarityEnsues shenanigans ensued for about 40 minutes of playing]].]] Making it even better, it was an episode with a live audience, so there was instant feedback on how great it all went.

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* ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' has one pop up in its 109th episode. [[spoiler: Taryon [[spoiler:Taryon had intended Vax to slip it to Grog, but Vax thought better and let Scanlan have it (giving it to the player who gave it to him, even). Scanlan proceeded to fall in lust with Percy, which greatly vexed Vex, and [[HilarityEnsues shenanigans ensued for about 40 minutes of playing]].]] Making it even better, it was an episode with a live audience, so there was instant feedback on how great it all went.
27th Aug '17 5:17:55 AM meanmetalmario
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Frequently comes as a [[SmellsSexy perfume]] rather than a drinkable. In these cases simply replace "drinks" with "gets sprayed with", as all the same mishaps tend to happen.
19th Aug '17 10:15:29 AM KandC
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* ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'' has one pop up in its 109th episode. [[spoiler: Taryon had intended Vax to slip it to Grog, but Vax thought better and let Scanlan have it (giving it to the player who gave it to him, even). Scanlan proceeded to fall in lust with Percy, which greatly vexed Vex, and [[HilarityEnsues shenanigans ensued for about 40 minutes of playing]].]] Making it even better, it was an episode with a live audience, so there was instant feedback on how great it all went.
15th Aug '17 7:36:52 PM ngh93
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-->'''Fairy Godmother''' (''furious''): HAROLD! You were supposed to give her the potion!\\
'''King Harold''' (''smugly''): Well, I guess I gave her the wrong tea.

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-->'''Fairy Godmother''' (''furious''): Godmother''': (''furious'') HAROLD! You were supposed to give her the potion!\\
'''King Harold''' (''smugly''): Harold''': (''smugly'') Well, I guess I gave her the wrong tea.
4th Aug '17 6:41:20 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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Ah, the Love Potion. Not since the Eskimo Freezer was patented has there ever been such a useless invention. Not that love potions are ''ineffective'', mind you; it's just that they rarely ever work ''as intended'', to the point where one wonders why a character would even bother to use them at all. When you see someone employ a Love Potion these days, you almost ''expect'' it to fail. It should be a DiscreditedTrope by this time, but for some reason, even the most GenreSavvy of characters continue to use Love Potions, with said potions continuing to cause far more trouble than they're worth.

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Ah, the Love Potion. Not since the Eskimo Freezer was patented has there ever been such a useless invention. Not that love potions are ''ineffective'', mind you; it's just that they rarely ever work ''as intended'', to the point where one wonders why a character would even bother to use them at all. When you see someone employ a Love Potion these days, you almost ''expect'' it to fail. It should be a DiscreditedTrope by this time, but for some reason, even the most GenreSavvy of characters continue to use Love Potions, with said potions continuing to cause far more trouble than they're worth.



* In the song "Funky Cold Medina" by Tone Loc, the singer attempts to be GenreSavvy by testing the eponymous substance on his dog. If he'd paid proper attention to the results, he would have realized that it doesn't work exclusively on the opposite sex rather than having to figure that out [[IncrediblyLamePun the hard way]]. He continues using it anyway until he finds out that some of the people he's using a Love Potion on [[IdiotBall will react by wanting to marry him]] in addition to having sex with him.

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* In the song "Funky Cold Medina" by Tone Loc, the singer attempts to be GenreSavvy by testing test the eponymous substance on his dog. If he'd paid proper attention to the results, he would have realized that it doesn't work exclusively on the opposite sex rather than having to figure that out [[IncrediblyLamePun the hard way]]. He continues using it anyway until he finds out that some of the people he's using a Love Potion on [[IdiotBall will react by wanting to marry him]] in addition to having sex with him.
16th May '17 5:37:17 AM DesertDragon
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* Defied in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': [[GreatGazoo Genie]] states that one of his rules is that he can't make people fall in love. Young children watching might think this is just a lame cop-out to keep from [[StoryBreakerPower resolving the plot too easily]], but older viewers will understand that Genie wants no part in aiding a rapist. Later, when [[EvilChancellor Jafar]] has the lamp, he wishes for [[RebelliousPrincess Jasmine]] to fall in love with him. Just as Genie tries to explain that he can't do that, [[TheHero Aladdin]] sneaks in to steal the lamp back; Jasmine sees him and [[GuileHero suddenly begins to flirt with Jafar]] as a distraction, to Genie's complete confusion.

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* Defied in ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'': [[GreatGazoo Genie]] states that one of his rules is that he can't make people fall in love. Young children watching might think this is just a lame cop-out to keep from [[StoryBreakerPower resolving the plot too easily]], but older viewers will understand that Genie wants no part in aiding a rapist.this would be rape plain and simple. Later, when [[EvilChancellor Jafar]] has the lamp, he wishes for [[RebelliousPrincess Jasmine]] to fall in love with him. Just as Genie tries to explain that he can't do that, [[TheHero Aladdin]] sneaks in to steal the lamp back; Jasmine sees him and [[GuileHero suddenly begins to flirt with Jafar]] as a distraction, to Genie's complete confusion.
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