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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).
17th Jun '16 1:48:06 AM PaulA
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* From OscarWilde's ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'': "Beer, the Bible, and the seven deadly virtues have made our England what she is."

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* From OscarWilde's Creator/OscarWilde's ''Literature/ThePictureOfDorianGray'': "Beer, the Bible, and the seven deadly virtues have made our England what she is."
3rd May '16 8:24:45 PM TSBasilisk
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* In ''LightNovel/KumoDesuGaNaniKa'' Skills corresponding to these virtues exist and can be earned or purchased with skill points. They are {{Game Breaker}}s but also warp the user's soul over time to match the virtue, much like the [[SevenDeadlySins sin skills]].
8th Mar '16 3:03:20 PM Darkmoonfire
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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 hve been part of a long-standing naming tradition: a patriarch of the family is named as Miscegenation Carter.

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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 hve have been part of a long-standing naming tradition: a patriarch of the family is named as Miscegenation Carter.
5th Nov '15 10:12:49 AM nombretomado
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Other virtues such as Justice or Faith are sometimes substituted for one of the others. The actual list is flexible, but the number seven is the important thing in direct contrast to the SevenDeadlySins. Faith, particularly, serves as the opposite number to Despair (the eighth deadly sin according to OrthodoxChristianity).

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Other virtues such as Justice or Faith are sometimes substituted for one of the others. The actual list is flexible, but the number seven is the important thing in direct contrast to the SevenDeadlySins. Faith, particularly, serves as the opposite number to Despair (the eighth deadly sin according to OrthodoxChristianity).
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