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* {{Bionicle}} has the Three Virtues, which are similar, but the Matoran Principles from the Mata Nui Online Game II are closer to these. They don't match up one for one, but they keep the same general theme - and the Rahkshi powers from 2003's story are revealed to be their direct opposites. The Principles that match up are Purity (an analog to Chastity), Prosperity (which is close to Temperance; its opposite is Hunger, which resembles Gluttony) and Peace (Patience, as it opposes Anger); the remaining three call to mind other [[VirtueViceCodification Virtue/Vice Codifications]] from other belief systems, with Courage being from the Bushido Code and Faith and Creativity being virtues from Kwanzaa tradition.
28th Apr '17 4:53:57 PM Madrugada
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* '''[[CelibateHero Chastity]]''' (Latin: ''Castitas''): Being Unhindered by Worldly Desires. The ability to overcome temptation and show self-discipline. Note that the fulfillment of the virtue is not through lack of being tempted, but rather of making the conscious decision to better yourself rather than do what you know is morally wrong. Abstaining from sexual conduct according to one's state in life; the practice of courtly love and romantic friendship. Cleanliness through cultivated good health and hygiene, and maintained by refraining from intoxicants. To be honest with oneself, one's family, one's friends, and to all of humanity. Embracing of moral wholesomeness and achieving purity of thought-through education and betterment. The ability to refrain from being distracted and influenced by hostility, temptation or corruption. Tropes associated with Chastity include KnightInShiningArmor types, TheFettered, ChasteHero, CelibateHero, HeroicVow, HeroicResolve, {{Asexuality}}, TheIngenue, PuritySue, IncorruptiblePurePureness, VirginPower, TheParagon, OnlyThePureOfHeart. The angel who embodies the virtue of Chastity is [[ArchangelUriel Uriel]]. '''Opposite of {{Lust}}.'''

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* '''[[CelibateHero Chastity]]''' (Latin: ''Castitas''): Being Unhindered by Worldly Desires. The ability to overcome temptation and show self-discipline. Note that the fulfillment of the virtue is not through lack of being tempted, but rather of making the conscious decision to better yourself rather than do what you know is morally wrong. Abstaining from sexual conduct according to one's state in life; the practice of courtly love and romantic friendship. Cleanliness through cultivated good health and hygiene, and maintained by refraining from intoxicants. To be honest with oneself, one's family, one's friends, and to all of humanity. Embracing of moral wholesomeness and achieving purity of thought-through education and betterment. The ability to refrain from being distracted and influenced by hostility, temptation or corruption. Tropes associated with Chastity include KnightInShiningArmor types, TheFettered, ChasteHero, CelibateHero, HeroicVow, HeroicResolve, {{Asexuality}}, TheIngenue, PuritySue, IncorruptiblePurePureness, VirginPower, TheParagon, OnlyThePureOfHeart. The angel who embodies the virtue of Chastity is [[ArchangelUriel Uriel]]. '''Opposite of {{Lust}}.'''
24th Dec '16 2:52:43 PM Owlorange1995
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* Each of the Seven Sages in VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime represent one virtue.
** Patience: Rauru waits seven years for Link to grow up and mature into a proper hero, looking after him all the while.
** Charity: Saria gives Link an ocarina as a token of friendship, and is willing to sacrifice her carefree life for the sake of Hyrule.
** Temperence: Despite his wild demeanor, Darunia is dedicated to the protection of his people and is open to making new allies. He becomes a Sworn Brother to Link after the latter defeats King Dodongo.
** Chastity: Despite wanting to marry Link, Ruto chooses to suspend her vow so that she may serve as a Sage.
** Dilligence: Impa devoted her life to protecting Princess Zelda and to defending Kakariko Village.
** Kindness: Nabooru is appalled by the actions of her king [[BigBad Ganondorf]], and put a young Link's safety above hers when attacked by [[TheDragon Twinrova.]]
** Humility: [[spoiler: Princess Zelda gave up her royal status and life, taking on the identity of Sheik and working alongside Link to defeat Ganondorf.]]
12th Nov '16 6:56:34 AM Morgenthaler
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* '''[[HumbleHero Humility]]''' (Latin: ''Humilitas''): Being Modest in Self. What is [[FamedInStory fame]], but a trapping for the weak? While those with this virtue may not seem like much at first, when all bets are down they will triumph over the loud and crass - if not in sheer power, then at least in poise. This virtue in its purest form is not self-hatred (a common mistake made by those with good intentions but self-esteem problems), but rather a sense of inner knowledge that one does not need to prove their greatness/[[{{Badass}} badassitude]] to the outside world to actually be great/{{Badass}}. Modest behavior, selflessness, and the giving of respect. Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less. It is a spirit of self-examination; a hermeneutic of suspicion toward yourself and charity toward people you disagree with. The courage of the heart necessary to undertake tasks which are difficult, tedious or unglamorous, and to graciously accept the sacrifices involved. Reverence for those who have wisdom and those who selflessly teach in love. Giving credit where credit is due; not unfairly glorifying one's own self. Being faithful to promises, no matter how big or small they may be. Refraining from despair and the ability to confront fear and uncertainty, or intimidation. The SupportingLeader, TheCowl, and TheDrifter often personify this trope. When used to an extreme, may result in ObfuscatingStupidity. The angel who embodies the virtue of Humility is [[ArchangelRaphael Raphael]]. '''Opposite of {{Pride}}.'''

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* '''[[HumbleHero Humility]]''' (Latin: ''Humilitas''): Being Modest in Self. What is [[FamedInStory fame]], but a trapping for the weak? While those with this virtue may not seem like much at first, when all bets are down they will triumph over the loud and crass - if not in sheer power, then at least in poise. This virtue in its purest form is not self-hatred (a common mistake made by those with good intentions but self-esteem problems), but rather a sense of inner knowledge that one does not need to prove their greatness/[[{{Badass}} badassitude]] greatness/badassitude to the outside world to actually be great/{{Badass}}.great/badass. Modest behavior, selflessness, and the giving of respect. Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it is thinking of yourself less. It is a spirit of self-examination; a hermeneutic of suspicion toward yourself and charity toward people you disagree with. The courage of the heart necessary to undertake tasks which are difficult, tedious or unglamorous, and to graciously accept the sacrifices involved. Reverence for those who have wisdom and those who selflessly teach in love. Giving credit where credit is due; not unfairly glorifying one's own self. Being faithful to promises, no matter how big or small they may be. Refraining from despair and the ability to confront fear and uncertainty, or intimidation. The SupportingLeader, TheCowl, and TheDrifter often personify this trope. When used to an extreme, may result in ObfuscatingStupidity. The angel who embodies the virtue of Humility is [[ArchangelRaphael Raphael]]. '''Opposite of {{Pride}}.'''
24th Oct '16 5:24:07 AM Vir
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': the [[TrueCompanions six lead characters]] each represent one of these virtues (except Humility), sometimes through the elements of harmony (Fluttershy's and Rarity's are actually the names of two of the virtues, which are Kindness and Charity[which is sometimes referred to as Generosity])

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': the [[TrueCompanions six lead characters]] each represent one of these virtues (except Humility), sometimes through the elements of harmony (Fluttershy's and Rarity's are actually the names of two of the virtues, which are Kindness and Charity[which Charity [which is sometimes referred to as Generosity])
15th Sep '16 1:12:38 PM RobTan
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* ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague''
** Charity: Superman
** Chastity: Wonder Woman
** Diligence: Hawkgirl
** Humility: Batman
** Kindness: Flash
** Patience: J'onn
** Temperance: Green Lantern
1st Sep '16 10:15:19 AM DaibhidC
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* The penultimate issue of ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine included an article called "Seven Saintly Domains", which made each of the virtues into a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' clerical domain with suitable spells. A follow-up to the article "Seven Saintly Domains", which did the same thing with the sins.

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* The penultimate issue of ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine included an article called "Seven Saintly Domains", which made each of the virtues into a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' clerical domain with suitable spells. A follow-up to the article "Seven Saintly Deadly Domains", which did the same thing with the sins.
5th Aug '16 1:52:36 PM DaibhidC
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** Also from Literature/{{Discworld}}, the Library of Unseen University has statues representing the ''nine'' virtues -- the seven mentioned above, plus Tubso and Bissonomy. No one knows what the last two are, since no one practices them anymore.

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** Also from Literature/{{Discworld}}, the Library of Unseen University has statues representing the ''nine'' ''[[ArcNumber eight]]'' virtues -- the seven mentioned above, plus Patience, Chastity, Silence, Charity, Hope, Fortitude, Tubso and Bissonomy. No one knows what the last two are, since no one practices them anymore.



* In the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'', all characters have both Vices and Virtues corresponding to the SevenHeavenlyVirtues and SevenDeadlySins. Virtues (such as Charity or Faith) take much more work than Vices to fulfill, but fully restore Willpower when pulled off, as compared to Vices which damage the KarmaMeter (but boost the Willpower stat). In alphabetical order, the seven virtues are: Charity, Faith, Fortitude, Hope, Justice, Prudence, Temperance.

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* In the ''TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness'', all characters have both Vices and Virtues corresponding to the SevenHeavenlyVirtues and SevenDeadlySins. Virtues (such as Charity or Faith) take much more work than Vices to fulfill, fulfil, but fully restore Willpower when pulled off, as compared to Vices which damage the KarmaMeter (but boost the Willpower stat). In alphabetical order, the seven virtues are: Charity, Faith, Fortitude, Hope, Justice, Prudence, Temperance.Temperance.
* The penultimate issue of ''Magazine/{{Dragon}}'' magazine included an article called "Seven Saintly Domains", which made each of the virtues into a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' clerical domain with suitable spells. A follow-up to the article "Seven Saintly Domains", which did the same thing with the sins.
24th Jul '16 2:54:37 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' fic '''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9998634/1/Hear-them-chatter-on-the-tide Hear Them Chatter On the Tide]]''', the Discworld's ''Eight'' Graces are tasked with restoring their number back to eight, [[spoiler: after a pissed-off God turned one into a shoal of oysters. They are aided by, err, a ''BlueOysterCult'']]. The [[SevenDeadlySins Eight Deadly Sins]] turn up to thwart their rival gang, however. The chosen battlefield is the city Zoo (Acquatic Bivalves and Deep Sea Life Galleries).

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* In Creator/AAPessimal's ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' fic '''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/9998634/1/Hear-them-chatter-on-the-tide Hear Them Chatter On the Tide]]''', the Discworld's ''Eight'' Graces are tasked with restoring their number back to eight, [[spoiler: after a pissed-off God turned one into a shoal of oysters. They are aided by, err, a ''BlueOysterCult'']].''Music/BlueOysterCult'']]. The [[SevenDeadlySins Eight Deadly Sins]] turn up to thwart their rival gang, however. The chosen battlefield is the city Zoo (Acquatic Bivalves and Deep Sea Life Galleries).
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