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31st Oct '17 10:47:37 PM Octorok103
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* From Creator/TerryPratchett's Literature/{{Discworld}}: In the country of Lancre, one family went and named their daughters after the SevenHeavenlyVirtues, Faith, Hope, Charity, Prudence so forth. And out of a misinformed sense of continuity, named their sons along the lines of Bestiality, Anger (among others). Subverted, because each of the daughters came to embody the sin opposite of her virtuous name. Meanwhile, despite everything else, Anger is a kind and calm man, while his brother Bestiality is kind to animals. This may have been part of a long-standing naming tradition: a patriarch of the family is named as Miscegenation Carter.
** Also from Literature/{{Discworld}}, the Library of Unseen University has statues representing the ''[[ArcNumber eight]]'' virtues -- Patience, Chastity, Silence, Charity, Hope, Fortitude, Tubso and Bissonomy. No one knows what the last two are, since no one practices them anymore.

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* From Creator/TerryPratchett's Literature/{{Discworld}}: In the country of Lancre, one family went and named their daughters after the SevenHeavenlyVirtues, Faith, Hope, Charity, Prudence so forth. And out of a misinformed sense of continuity, named their sons along the lines of Bestiality, Anger (among others). Subverted, because each of the daughters came child went on to embody the sin opposite of her virtuous name. Meanwhile, despite everything else, Anger is their name; for example, Hope became a kind and calm man, manic depressive, while his brother Bestiality is was always very kind to animals. This may have been part of a long-standing naming tradition: a patriarch of the family is named as Miscegenation Carter.
** Also from Literature/{{Discworld}}, the Library of Unseen University has statues representing the ''[[ArcNumber eight]]'' virtues -- Patience, Chastity, Silence, Charity, Hope, Fortitude, Tubso Tubso, and Bissonomy. No one knows what the last two are, since no one practices them anymore.anymore, and their statues are just as mystifying as their names.
22nd Sep '17 7:45:13 PM harostar
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* In ''Anime/SevenMortalSins'', the Virtues are mentioned to be the titular Sins' heavenly counterparts. Lucifer was their leader prior to being cast down into Hell, with Michael taking over the group. [[GenderFlip She]] is the only Virtue that appears in the series itself, with bonus art and a second figure collection revealing the designs for the other six Virtues.
17th Sep '17 3:11:23 AM Doug86
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* In Dante's ''Literature/DivineComedy'', the seven virtues appear as beautiful maidens dancing around Beatrice's chariot in her triumphal procession at the end of Purgatory.

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* In Dante's ''Literature/DivineComedy'', ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'', the seven virtues appear as beautiful maidens dancing around Beatrice's chariot in her triumphal procession at the end of Purgatory.
18th Jun '17 11:30:30 PM LavaringX
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18th Jun '17 11:29:43 PM LavaringX
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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
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