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25th Jun '16 3:11:00 AM DannWoolf
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** In the XY and Z arc,[[spoiler: This is the source behind Ash's Greninja's SuperMode.]]

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** In the XY and Z arc,[[spoiler: This arc, [[spoiler:this is the source behind Ash's Greninja's SuperMode.]]
25th Jun '16 12:37:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* Inverted in an episode of ''Super Secret SecretSquirrel'', where the titular protagonist overcomes Queen Bea's love potion with the power of ''hate''.

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* Inverted in an episode of ''Super Secret SecretSquirrel'', WesternAnimation/SecretSquirrel'', where the titular protagonist overcomes Queen Bea's love potion with the power of ''hate''.
23rd Jun '16 11:54:18 AM DannWoolf
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* A strange version happened in ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'': Vegeta spends his time up to a certain point making a total fool of himself in front of Beerus in an attempt to appease the God of Destruction and not get the world destroyed. However, when Bulma, angry that Beerus has essentially ruined her birthday party, is struck by the god, Vegeta ''flips out'' and begins a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on the god, with Master Roshi noting that, at that point, Vegeta was ''stronger'' than Goku.

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* A strange version happened in ''Anime/DragonBallZBattleOfGods'': Vegeta spends his time up to a certain point making a total fool of himself in front of Beerus in an attempt to appease the God of Destruction and not get the world destroyed. However, when Bulma, angry that Bulma yells at Beerus has essentially ruined for ruining her birthday party, party and is struck by the god, slapped for it, Vegeta ''flips out'' and begins a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown on the god, with Master Roshi noting that, at that point, Vegeta was ''stronger'' than Goku.
21st Jun '16 11:45:17 AM DreamDancer82
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*In "The Monkees" episode, "The Devil and Peter Tork," Mike gives a speech to save Peter's soul, and the speech ends with, "cause, baby, in the final analysis, love is power!"
17th Jun '16 1:09:21 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Joshua Graham of all people attributes his survival from being burned alive and tossed down the Grand Canyon in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' to the power of love burning brighter than his own scorching pain.

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* Joshua Graham of all people attributes his survival from being burned alive and tossed down the Grand Canyon in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' to the power of love of the New Canaanites and God burning brighter than his own scorching pain.pain. This ties into Joshua's story of being "the Prodigal Son" and his possible redemption while he struggles with his inner demons.



* The love of the New Canaanites and God is the source of the flame that burns in Joshua Graham, the Burned Man, that let him survive being burned alive and thrown down the Grand Canyon by Caesar's men. This ties into Joshua's story of being "the Prodigal Son" and his possible redemption.
17th Jun '16 12:35:26 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* The love of the New Canaanites and God is the source of the flame that burns in Joshua Graham, the Burned Man, that let him survive being burned alive and thrown down the Grand Canyon by Caesar's men. This ties into Joshua's story of being "the Prodigal Son" and his possible redemption.
7th Jun '16 3:36:42 PM intastiel
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* In ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', fetches are {{Artificial Human}}s created by TheFairFolk out of trash and shadow-stuff. Consequently they are almost always sterile, and their offspring tend to be [[TheSoulless soulless monsters]]; the only exception is when a fetch who [[AchievementsInIgnorance believes itself to be human]] has a child with someone they sincerely love.
* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 4th Edition, deities associated with love can grant this power, which focuses on protecting and healing allies.
** The infamous third-party 3.5 sourcebook The Book of Erotic Fantasy has a more easily-accessible version of the Resurrection spell. The somatic component is kissing the recently deceased, and it only works on someone who you love.

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* In ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost'', fetches the [[TabletopGame/OldWorldofDarkness Classic]] and TabletopGame/NewWorldOfDarkness:
** Fetches in ''TabletopGame/ChangelingTheLost''
are {{Artificial Human}}s created by TheFairFolk out of trash and shadow-stuff. shadow-stuff to replace the humans they kidnap. Consequently they are almost always sterile, sterile and their offspring tend to be [[TheSoulless soulless monsters]]; the only exception is when a fetch who [[AchievementsInIgnorance believes itself to be human]] has a child with someone they sincerely love.
** Most ''Classic World of Darkness'' systems have a merit called True Love for strong romantic, familial or platonic ties. Its effect usually translates to some more HeroicWillpower when fighting for said love.
*** True Loves in TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion can serve as a [[HauntedFetter fetter]] for the Wraith to enter the physical world, provide [[EmotionEater emotional sustenance]], and inspire HeroicWillpower for possibly the most powerful asset the Wraith has.
** ''TabletopGame/VampireTheRequiem'' suggests that regular contact with a mortal who sincerely loves the vampire should stabilize the vampire emotionally, helping them resist the SanitySlippage and [[UnstoppableRage Frenzy]] to which the undead are vulnerable.
* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' 4th Edition, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** 4[[superscript:th]]-Edition
deities associated with love can grant this power, which focuses on protecting and healing allies.
** The infamous third-party 3.5 sourcebook The ''The Book of Erotic Fantasy Fantasy'' has a more easily-accessible version of the Resurrection spell. The somatic component is kissing the recently deceased, and it only works on someone who you love.



* In the TabletopGame/{{Old World of Darkness}}, most systems have a merit called True Love (romantic, familial and generally platonic are all acceptable). Its effect usually translates to some more HeroicWillpower when it comes to fighting for said love, though TabletopGame/WraithTheOblivion [[IncrediblyLamePun merits]] special attention: A true love can serve as a [[HauntedFetter fetter]], provides [[EmotionEater emotional sustenance]] for the wraith and the abovementioned boost of HeroicWillpower for protecting quite possibly the most powerful asset the character has.
5th Jun '16 8:12:10 PM Arha
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* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' plays with this a little. Evil spirits take up residence in girls through "gaps in the heart" (emotional issues they're going through), and Keima exorcises them by getting the girls to fall in love with him. But love isn't the only way to capture the spirits, and is in fact the most dangerous method of drawing them out, since screwing it up can cause the girl to get even worse. However, love is still the most potent method, and is more beneficial to the girl in the long run.
** Played even straighter in that the love their host feels for a person is what empowers [[spoiler: The Jupiter Sisters]]

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* ''Manga/TheWorldGodOnlyKnows'' plays with this a little.subverts it. Evil spirits take up residence in girls through "gaps in the heart" (emotional issues they're going through), and Keima exorcises them by getting the girls to fall in love with him. But love isn't the only way to capture the spirits, and is in fact the most dangerous method of drawing them out, since screwing it up can cause the girl to get even worse. worse and even if successful when the girl's memories fade with the extraction of the spirit they're likely to have the same gap open up again, meaning that the actual reasons things work out well is because Keima has been addressing the underlying causes of stress for the girls while he's at it, though he didn't realize this was important at the time.
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However, love is still the most potent method, and is more beneficial to the girl in the long run.
** Played even straighter in that the love
hosts of goddesses can only power up their host feels for a person is what empowers [[spoiler: The Jupiter Sisters]]goddess with strong feelings of love, [[spoiler:so Keima has to first find out which girls remember and love him when they shouldn't remember him and then get them to fall more in love with him even though he doesn't feel the same way at all himself. Haqua lampshades how predatory this makes him sound without context.]]


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* Invoked in ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma.'' In the very first chapter Souma's dad tries to tell him that the secret to becoming a good cook is to find one woman that you want to devote your cooking to and we see a picture of his wife, but Souma has already hung up the phone by that point and doesn't hear a thing. There's some ship tease regarding this statement with him trying to make the notoriously stubborn and elitist Erina accept him while Megumi thinks of him before cooking to prepare herself, but the story doesn't dwell on it often.
5th Jun '16 5:25:08 PM siberia82
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* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', when Charles is helping all of the mutants train, the most effective memory to focus Erik's powers is Channukah with his mother, before The Holocaust.

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* In ''Film/XMenFirstClass'', when ''Film/XMen'':
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': When
Charles is helping all of the mutants train, the most effective memory to focus Erik's powers is Channukah with his mother, before The the Holocaust.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': If Charles has a secondary mutation, it would be this--he has the ability to "transform" the people around him into better versions of themselves. [[spoiler:His unwavering love and support for his daughter figure Jean allows her to overcome her fears about her Phoenix power, and she fries Apocalypse with deadly efficiency, saving the world and the Professor's life in the process. Magneto pulls a HeelFaceTurn when he realizes that his love for Xavier is stronger than his hate towards human society, which has murdered his family twice over.]] Peter could've easily returned to his mother's basement and continue wasting his potential after the FinalBattle (especially considering that he had decided to withhold from Erik that he's his son), but it's implied that Maximoff was touched by Charles' worry for his well-being when Xavier had created a telepathic link between them while Quicksilver was fighting Apocalypse. It should be noted that Charles hadn't spoken to Peter in a decade, but the former's capacity for love is so great that he had opened his mind to a young mutant whom he barely knows, and he sincerely cared about whether Maximoff got hurt or not. The self-described "total loser" Quicksilver is now a member of the X-Men who can make a positive difference in the world.
1st Jun '16 8:53:01 PM LadyNorbert
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* In the Gears of War fanfiction, Phalanx, this seems to be developing between Gordon and Irene, and Word of God has it that it will become more prevalent throughout the story.

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* In the Gears ''Gears of War fanfiction, Phalanx, War'' fanfiction ''Phalanx,'' this seems to be developing between Gordon and Irene, and Word of God has it that it will become more prevalent throughout the story.



* Invoked in ''Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}}'' through a CallBack to an actual quote from the [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} cartoon]].

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* Invoked in ''Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}}'' This is basically the CentralTheme of the ''[[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]]'' series, best exemplified through a CallBack to an actual quote from the [[WesternAnimation/{{Beetlejuice}} cartoon]].source material]].
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