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30th Jun '16 3:43:40 AM Phred
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfPussInBoots'', only the pure of heart is said to be able to pass through the barrier protecting San Lorenzo. It seems to be somewhat lenient though, as when Dulcinea uses this as evidence that she can trust Puss in Boots completely, it leads to him accidentally breaking the spell by stealing a coin from the treasury.
26th May '16 1:17:16 PM MajinAkuma
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* In the ''Franchise/DragonBall'' series, neither Master Roshi nor Krillin can hope to ride Goku's Flying Nimbus because Krillin stole dirty magazines for Roshi, but a few other characters more pure of heart apparently can. Gohan, Goten, Chichi (at least as a child), and ([[SplitPersonality in a tellingly specific way]]) "Good" Lunch but not Bulma. As one might expect from {{shounen}}, this isn't a VirginPower; Goku mainly stops riding because he and many other characters simply fly on their own.
** In ''Manga/CrossEpoch'', a crossover with ''Manga/OnePiece'', Luffy rides the Nimbus as well.
** Goku's pure heart also renders him immune to Devilman's ultimate move, the Devilmite Beam, which works by causing the negative thoughts in a person's mind to ''explode''.
** At one point it's mentioned that only someone of a pure heart can become a Super Saiyan. Vegeta then explains he was capable of it because his heart is pure ''evil''. Which is strange, because Vegeta is a surprisingly nice guy by the series' end. A ProudWarriorRaceGuy with BloodKnight tendencies and a bad {{Jerkass}} streak, but still a pretty decent guy overall. Though it's not uncommon in ''Dragon Ball'' for former villains to insist they're still evil, even if it's not actually fooling anyone.
*** The trick with becoming a Super Saiyan is a combination of purity and rage. So you have to be pure, and then [[BerserkButton something]] has to piss you off [[UnstoppableRage in a big way.]] Emotional bursts flares up one's {{Ki}}, and causes the transformation; the purer and kinder the individual, the more potent the rage-burst when it happens (potentially explaining why Vegeta had such a hard time - he's ''always'' angry, so him raging isn't that big an emotional burst). It's sort of an extreme case of BreakTheCutie combined with UnstoppableRage that turns into a BewareTheNiceOnes. Once you manage to get to Super Saiyan, though, maintaining or improving it isn't a big deal.
*** "The power comes from a NEED, not a desire", in Vegeta's case he ended up putting himself in an EXTREMELY dangerous position while training in order to FORCE himself to need the power just to survive. It might sound crazy, but consider that he probably wouldn't want to live anymore anyways if he couldn't pull it off after seeing Goku achieve it.
*** The [[CombinedEnergyAttack Spirit Bomb]] can only be used by someone of pure heart as well. Notably, when Goku enters the Super Saiyan state, he's unable to use it, because the Super Saiyan state taints his heart with rage and [[BloodKnight bloodlust]]. This restriction persists even after he masters the Super Saiyan state and is able to act perfectly calm while in it. He attempts it in one of the {{Non Serial Movie}}s, but can't keep the energy together and ends up just absorbing it into his body for a power-up.
*** Cell claims to be able to use the Spirit Bomb after [[spoiler:achieving his Super Perfect form by self-destructing and regenerating]], but never actually does so in the anime. Fans speculate that like Vegeta's Super Saiyan, being pure evil satisfies the "pure of heart" requirement, while others suggest that his line in ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai'' ("Okay planet, gimme that stupid energy!") implies that he's forcibly taking the energy rather than asking for donations.
* In the third season of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', the purity of the heart can be extracted as a crystal. The BigBad guys, called the Death Busters, as well as Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune are searching for three specific Pure Heart Crystals that contain powerful treasures known as Talismans. When the three Talismans come together, they [[spoiler: produce the Holy Grail, which could either purify the world or put the world into eternal silence, depending on who's hands it falls into (The Messiah of Light or the Messiah of Silence)]]
** The [[spoiler: Holy Grail]] reacts with the Silver Crystal, essentially giving Sailor Moon her first power-up, into Super Sailor Moon. Because of this, they initially thought Sailor Moon was [[spoiler: the Messiah of Light]], but this theory died quickly when Sailor Moon proved she [[spoiler: couldn't handle the immense power of the Holy Grail]].
** [[spoiler: After Mistress 9, the Messiah of Darkness, allows the Final BigBad, Pharaoh 90, to absorb the Grail, she explains to Sailor Moon that the grail is the Crystal of the purest heart in existence, and the only way to save the world now was to produce a heart of greater purity. Hotaru eventually takes her body back from Mistress 9 and awakens as Sailor Saturn. She goes off to fight Pharaoh 90 at the cost of her own life]].
** Saddened by the possibility of losing Hotaru, Sailor Moon [[spoiler: produces her own Pure Heart Crystal with the help of the other Sailor Soldiers. She transforms into Super Sailor Moon and helps Sailor Saturn defeat Pharaoh 90 before he can plunge the world into eternal silence]].
** Minako was initially worried that her heart wasn't pure after the Death Busters targetted the rest of the Sailor Senshi. She became very cheerful after the Death Busters attacked her and extracted her heart crystal...until she collapsed because ''her spiritual heart had just been ripped out''.

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* In the ''Franchise/DragonBall'' series, neither Master ''Franchise/DragonBall'':
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Roshi nor Krillin Kuririn can hope to ride Goku's Flying Nimbus Kinto'un because Krillin Kuririn stole dirty magazines for Muten Roshi, but a few other characters more pure of heart apparently can. Gohan, Goten, Chichi (at least as a child), and ([[SplitPersonality in a tellingly specific way]]) "Good" Lunch Lunch, but not Bulma. As one might expect from {{shounen}}, this isn't a VirginPower; Goku mainly stops riding because he and many other characters simply fly on their own.
** In ''Manga/CrossEpoch'', a crossover with ''Manga/OnePiece'', Luffy rides the Nimbus Kinto'um as well.
** Goku's pure heart also renders him immune to Devilman's Akkuman's ultimate move, the Devilmite Beam, Akumaito Kōsen, which works by causing the negative thoughts in a person's mind to ''explode''.
** At one point it's mentioned that only someone of a pure heart can become a Super Saiyan.Saiyajin. Vegeta then explains he was capable of it because his heart is pure ''evil''. Which is strange, because Vegeta is a surprisingly nice guy by the series' end. A ProudWarriorRaceGuy with BloodKnight tendencies and a bad {{Jerkass}} streak, but still a pretty decent guy overall. Though it's not uncommon in ''Dragon Ball'' for former villains to insist they're still evil, even if it's not actually fooling anyone.
*** The trick with becoming a Super Saiyan Saiyajin is a combination of purity and rage. So you have to be pure, and then [[BerserkButton something]] has to piss you off [[UnstoppableRage in a big way.]] way]]. Emotional bursts flares up one's {{Ki}}, and causes the transformation; the purer and kinder the individual, the more potent the rage-burst when it happens (potentially explaining why Vegeta had such a hard time - he's ''always'' angry, so him raging isn't that big an emotional burst). It's sort of an extreme case of BreakTheCutie combined with UnstoppableRage that turns into a BewareTheNiceOnes. Once you manage to get to Super Saiyan, Saiyajin, though, maintaining or improving it isn't a big deal.
*** "The power comes from a NEED, ''need'', not a desire", in Vegeta's case he ended up putting himself in an EXTREMELY ''extremely'' dangerous position while training in order to FORCE ''force'' himself to need the power just to survive. It might sound crazy, but consider that he probably wouldn't want to live anymore anyways if he couldn't pull it off after seeing Goku achieve it.
*** The [[CombinedEnergyAttack Spirit Bomb]] Genki Dama]] can only be used by someone of pure heart as well. Notably, as mentioned in a NonSerialMovie, when Goku enters the Super Saiyan state, Saiyajin form, he's unable to use it, because the Super Saiyan Saiyajin state taints his heart with rage and [[BloodKnight bloodlust]]. This restriction persists even after he masters the Super Saiyan state Saiyajin form and is able to act perfectly calm while in it. He attempts it in one of the {{Non Serial Movie}}s, but can't keep the energy together and ends up just absorbing it into his body for a power-up.
*** Cell claims to be able to use the Spirit Bomb after [[spoiler:achieving his Super Perfect form by self-destructing and regenerating]], Genki Dama, but never actually does so in the anime. Fans speculate that like Vegeta's Super Saiyan, Saiyajin, being pure evil satisfies the "pure of heart" requirement, while others suggest that his line in ''VideoGame/DragonBallZBudokai'' ("Okay planet, gimme that stupid energy!") implies that he's forcibly taking the energy rather than asking for donations.
* In the third season of ''Anime/SailorMoon'', the purity of the heart can be extracted as a crystal. The BigBad guys, called the Death Busters, as well as Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune are searching for three specific Pure Heart Crystals that contain powerful treasures known as Talismans. When the three Talismans come together, they [[spoiler: produce roduce the Holy Grail, which could either purify the world or put the world into eternal silence, depending on who's hands it falls into (The Messiah of Light or the Messiah of Silence)]]
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** The [[spoiler: Holy Grail]] Grail reacts with the Silver Crystal, essentially giving Sailor Moon her first power-up, into Super Sailor Moon. Because of this, they initially thought Sailor Moon was [[spoiler: the Messiah of Light]], Light, but this theory died quickly when Sailor Moon proved she [[spoiler: couldn't handle the immense power of the Holy Grail]].
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** [[spoiler: After Mistress 9, the Messiah of Darkness, allows the Final BigBad, Pharaoh 90, to absorb the Grail, she explains to Sailor Moon that the grail Holy Grail is the Crystal of the purest heart in existence, and the only way to save the world now was to produce a heart of greater purity. Hotaru eventually takes her body back from Mistress 9 and awakens as Sailor Saturn. She goes off to fight Pharaoh 90 at the cost of her own life]].
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** Saddened by the possibility of losing Hotaru, Sailor Moon [[spoiler: produces her own Pure Heart Crystal with the help of the other Sailor Soldiers. She transforms into Super Sailor Moon and helps Sailor Saturn defeat Pharaoh 90 before he can plunge the world into eternal silence]].
silence.
** Minako was initially worried that her heart wasn't pure pure, after the Death Busters targetted the rest of the Sailor Senshi. She became very cheerful after the Death Busters attacked her and extracted her heart crystal...until she collapsed because ''her spiritual heart had just been ripped out''.



* Crops up occasionally in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', as in how the Gold Clothes of Athena's most powerful saints are said to have just enough sentience to tell whether their owner truly fights for justice or not. This eventually leads to [[spoiler:the Cancer cloth abandoning Deathmask mid-fight for being a murderous psychopath, though it of course waits until an appropriately dramatic moment to do so.]] However, even those who desire peace and justice can be lead astray, and the entire conflict of the Twelve Houses ordeal comes straight from the Goldies failing to recognize the evil in their current Pope until it's too late.

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* Crops up occasionally in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', as in how the Gold Clothes of Athena's most powerful saints are said to have just enough sentience to tell whether their owner truly fights for justice or not. This eventually leads to [[spoiler:the Cancer cloth abandoning Deathmask mid-fight for being a murderous psychopath, though it of course waits until an appropriately dramatic moment to do so.]] so]]. However, even those who desire peace and justice can be lead astray, and the entire conflict of the Twelve Houses ordeal comes straight from the Goldies failing to recognize the evil in their current Pope until it's too late.
17th May '16 1:56:35 PM Willbyr
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* Kairi of ''KingdomHearts'' and the other Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es, as they are the only beings in the world(s) that have no darkness in their hearts and therefore are the only ones allowed to open the door to Kingdom Hearts, the center of all the worlds and greatest kingdom in existence. They also have the ability to send their hearts into other bodies for safe keeping causing their body to remain comatose but magically protected until it's returned.

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* Kairi of ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' and the other Franchise/{{Disney Princess}}es, as they are the only beings in the world(s) that have no darkness in their hearts and therefore are the only ones allowed to open the door to Kingdom Hearts, the center of all the worlds and greatest kingdom in existence. They also have the ability to send their hearts into other bodies for safe keeping causing their body to remain comatose but magically protected until it's returned.
10th May '16 9:02:12 AM Anicomicgeek
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* In both the Marvel and DC universes, reigning Lords of Hell (Mephisto and Neron respectively) have attempted to ensnare the most incorruptibly pure souls only to be unable to actually HOLD them in Hell because of ''that very same trait''. The souls in question? [[spoiler: ComicBook/SilverSurfer and [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] (again respectively)]]

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* In both the Marvel and DC universes, reigning Lords of Hell (Mephisto and Neron respectively) have attempted to ensnare the most incorruptibly pure souls only to be unable to actually HOLD them in Hell because of ''that very same trait''. The souls in question? [[spoiler: ComicBook/SilverSurfer and [[{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]] (again respectively)]]respectively)]].
* Part of the plot of ''[[ComicBook/GrantMorrisonsBatman The Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul]]'' involves the Fountain of Life, a fountain in Nanda Parbat which Ra's considering a more pure version of the Lazarus Pit, which according to the monks of Nanda Parbat, can only be used by people with pure hearts. The Sensei, Ra's father, scoffs at this as he intents to taint it, but sure enough when his fight with Batman results in the two of them landing in the Fountain, he is destroyed while Batman's injuries from the fight are healed.
31st Mar '16 11:16:26 AM johnnye
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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', only the pure of heart can activate the gate Xykon is after, so he lures the heroes there to activate it for him.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'', only the pure of heart can activate the gate Xykon is after, so he lures the heroes there to activate it for him. This is foreshadowed in their dealings with the Linear Guild, who similarly manipulate them into accessing Dorukan's Talisman -- Haley puts the two together just in time to stop [[GoodIsDumb Elan]] from activating the gate.
10th Mar '16 8:32:18 PM nombretomado
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* ''CareBears'': Grandma once told Hugs and Tugs a tale about an Evil Queen (Shreeky) who wanted a magic lamp so she could rule the whole world instead of just her kingdom. However, as her Captain of the Guard (Mr. Beastly) pointed out, the lamp was being guarded by a dragon and only the pure of heart can have it.

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* ''CareBears'': ''WesternAnimation/{{Care Bears|1980s}}'': Grandma once told Hugs and Tugs a tale about an Evil Queen (Shreeky) who wanted a magic lamp so she could rule the whole world instead of just her kingdom. However, as her Captain of the Guard (Mr. Beastly) pointed out, the lamp was being guarded by a dragon and only the pure of heart can have it.
10th Feb '16 2:56:36 AM Eagal
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* Only the purest and most devoted of warriors can even lift the hammer of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] (as depicted in the MarvelUniverse, anyway), and fewer can actually use it. The list of people who can do this is very short (though Beta Ray Bill, Captain America and [[spoiler:Jane Foster]] the "new" Thor have been able to wield it, and Deadpool got his hands on [[http://img349.imageshack.us/img349/5168/deadpool37p11smaller3pn4go.jpg a pretty close copy]]) and Thor himself lost the ability during ''The Reigning'', when he veered into serious KnightTemplar territory. Beta Ray Bill temporarily lost the ability to wield his own hammer Stormbreaker which has the same enchantment after his quest for vengeance against Galactus for eating his homeworld ventured into HeWhoFightsMonsters territory.
** Notably, during the DC crossover ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'', Wonder Woman can manage it ''but not Superman''. (Supes used the hammer, but only because Odin lifted the restriction due to the critical situation; afterwards Thor explains this, but also remarks that [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming it's never been in worthier hands]].) It's been suggested that a certain warrior spirit is also required to wield it (Thor and Odin being ''Norse'' gods, after all), which Wonder Woman certainly has, at least in comparison to that boy scout FarmBoy.
*** Actually it's heavily implied that there are more conditions to lift (and wield) Mjolnir that just been pure of heart.

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* Only the purest and most devoted of warriors can even lift the hammer of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] (as depicted in the MarvelUniverse, anyway), and fewer can actually use it. The list of people who can do this is very short (though Beta Ray Bill, Captain America and [[spoiler:Jane Foster]] the "new" Thor have been able to wield it, and Deadpool got his hands on [[http://img349.imageshack.us/img349/5168/deadpool37p11smaller3pn4go.jpg a pretty close copy]]) copy) and Thor himself lost the ability during ''The Reigning'', when he veered into serious KnightTemplar territory. Beta Ray Bill temporarily lost the ability to wield his own hammer Stormbreaker which has the same enchantment after his quest for vengeance against Galactus for eating his homeworld ventured into HeWhoFightsMonsters territory.
** Notably, during the DC crossover ''ComicBook/JLAAvengers'', Wonder Woman can manage it ''but not Superman''. (Supes used the hammer, but only because Odin lifted the restriction due to the critical situation; afterwards Thor explains this, but also remarks that [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming it's never been in worthier hands]].) It's been suggested that a certain warrior spirit is also required to wield it (Thor and Odin being ''Norse'' gods, after all), which Wonder Woman certainly has, at least in comparison to that boy scout FarmBoy.
*** Actually it's heavily implied that there are more conditions to lift (and wield) Mjolnir that just been pure of heart.
9th Dec '15 7:45:05 PM GeminiStar
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* Crops up occasionally in ''Manga/SaintSeiya'', as in how the Gold Clothes of Athena's most powerful saints are said to have just enough sentience to tell whether their owner truly fights for justice or not. This eventually leads to [[spoiler:the Cancer cloth abandoning Deathmask mid-fight for being a murderous psychopath, though it of course waits until an appropriately dramatic moment to do so.]] However, even those who desire peace and justice can be lead astray, and the entire conflict of the Twelve Houses ordeal comes straight from the Goldies failing to recognize the evil in their current Pope until it's too late.
** On the flip side, every time a Holy War crops up, the person with the purest heart on Earth is ultimately destined to [[spoiler:become the human vessel of Hades, through which he intends to destroy the world. This happens even if said soul is already on the other side of the conflict.]]
21st Nov '15 12:24:24 PM nombretomado
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* [[RussianMythologyAndTales In Russian folklore]], only those who are pious and pure of heart will be able to see and enter the city of Kitezh [[UnderwaterCity which sits at the bottom of Lake Svetloyar]].

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* [[RussianMythologyAndTales [[Myth/RussianMythologyAndTales In Russian folklore]], only those who are pious and pure of heart will be able to see and enter the city of Kitezh [[UnderwaterCity which sits at the bottom of Lake Svetloyar]].
14th Nov '15 11:51:37 AM NEOIVAN100
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* Only the purest and most devoted of warriors can even lift the hammer of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] (as depicted in the MarvelUniverse, anyway), and fewer can actually use it. The list of people who can do this is very short (though Beta Ray Bill, Captain America and [[spoiler:Jane Foster]] the "new" Thor, and Deadpool got his hands on [[http://img349.imageshack.us/img349/5168/deadpool37p11smaller3pn4go.jpg a pretty close copy]]) and Thor himself lost the ability during ''The Reigning'', when he veered into serious KnightTemplar territory. Beta Ray Bill temporarily lost the ability to wield his own hammer Stormbreaker which has the same enchantment after his quest for vengeance against Galactus for eating his homeworld ventured into HeWhoFightsMonsters territory.

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* Only the purest and most devoted of warriors can even lift the hammer of [[ComicBook/TheMightyThor Thor]] (as depicted in the MarvelUniverse, anyway), and fewer can actually use it. The list of people who can do this is very short (though Beta Ray Bill, Captain America and [[spoiler:Jane Foster]] the "new" Thor, Thor have been able to wield it, and Deadpool got his hands on [[http://img349.imageshack.us/img349/5168/deadpool37p11smaller3pn4go.jpg a pretty close copy]]) and Thor himself lost the ability during ''The Reigning'', when he veered into serious KnightTemplar territory. Beta Ray Bill temporarily lost the ability to wield his own hammer Stormbreaker which has the same enchantment after his quest for vengeance against Galactus for eating his homeworld ventured into HeWhoFightsMonsters territory.
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