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17th Feb '17 8:01:33 AM futuremoviewriter
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* ''MrYoung'': In the episode ''Mr. Kidd'', [[spoiler:Echo kissing Adam]] is how she gets her memory back. [[spoiler:Adam had to end up doing it for everybody whose memory was wiped]], but that's not seen and the fact that the love between him and Echo is what saved the day still counts.
27th Jan '17 1:37:13 PM wootzits
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* Done in the ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo'' movie. Coco is put under a spell by the movie's BigBad and all of his attacks is slowly turning Nozomi/Cure Dream into chocolate. Her calling out his name weakens his hold, but it's her kissing Coco that finally breaks the spell. It's also notable that this is the ''only'' on-screen kiss seen in the currently nine-years-running ''PrettyCure'' franchise.
* Painfully averted in ''Manga/AbsoluteBoyfriend''. [[spoiler: When Night stops working, Riiko attempts to revive him with several kisses, as that was how she first woke him up, but it doesn't work; ''he's really dead.'']]

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* Done in the ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo'' movie. Coco is put under a spell by the movie's BigBad and all of his attacks is slowly turning Nozomi/Cure Dream into chocolate. Her calling out his name weakens his hold, but it's her kissing Coco that finally breaks the spell. It's also notable that this is the ''only'' on-screen kiss seen in the currently nine-years-running ''PrettyCure'' ''Franchise/PrettyCure'' franchise.
* Painfully averted in ''Manga/AbsoluteBoyfriend''. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When Night stops working, Riiko attempts to revive him with several kisses, as that was how she first woke him up, but it doesn't work; ''he's really dead.'']]
21st Jan '17 3:40:57 PM BlackMageJ
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** In season four, a kiss from Robin Hood fails to break the curse on Maid Marian. This causes pretty much everyone involved to realise that [[spoiler:Marian is no longer his True Love, Regina is]]. Or it could have been because [[spoiler:'Marian' was really a shapeshifted Zelena]], but nobody realised ''that'' until much later.
12th Jan '17 12:43:59 AM PaulA
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* Played with in ''Film/FlashGordon''. Princess Aura lies to Flash, telling him that she brought him back to life with a kiss after his execution. She actually had a doctor give him a drug that simulated death before the execution and another wake-up shot later.

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* Played with in ''Film/FlashGordon''.''Film/{{Flash Gordon|1980}}''. Princess Aura lies to Flash, telling him that she brought him back to life with a kiss after his execution. She actually had a doctor give him a drug that simulated death before the execution and another wake-up shot later.
11th Dec '16 3:48:19 PM LadyNorbert
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-->'''Kagome:''' "Inuyasha, I love you. I love you as a half demon." (Kisses him)
-->'''Inuyasha:''' (Snaps out of it) Kagome... (Kisses her back)

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-->'''Kagome:''' "Inuyasha, I love you. I love you as a half demon." (Kisses him)
''(Kisses him)''
-->'''Inuyasha:''' (Snaps out of it) Kagome... (Kisses ''(Kisses her back)back)''



** To neutralize an apartment building, Bigby Wolf has Sleeping Beauty prick her finger within, causing herself and all within to fall asleep. Only, when they try to use Prince Charming to wake her, it becomes apparent that he no longer qualifies...
** [[spoiler: but when Flycatcher, the former Frog Prince tries, it works.]] Another time, she was woken from the spell by an affectionate police dog who happened to be named 'Prince'. That and later events show the curse isn't too picky about the definitions of 'prince' and 'love'.

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** To neutralize an apartment building, Bigby Wolf has Sleeping Beauty prick her finger within, causing herself and all within to fall asleep. Only, But when they try to use Prince Charming to wake her, it becomes apparent that he no longer qualifies...
** [[spoiler: [[spoiler: ...but when Flycatcher, the former Frog Prince tries, it works.]] Another time, she was woken from the spell by an affectionate police dog who happened to be named 'Prince'. That and later events show the curse isn't too picky about the definitions of 'prince' and 'love'.



* Empath in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Smurfette's Inner Beauty" was able to break Hogatha's youth-and-beauty siphoning spell on Smurfette by giving her a heartfelt kiss, thus restoring Smurfette to her normal appearance.

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* Empath Empath, in the ''Fanfic/EmpathTheLuckiestSmurf'' story "Smurfette's Inner Beauty" Beauty," was able to break Hogatha's youth-and-beauty siphoning spell on Smurfette by giving her a heartfelt kiss, thus restoring Smurfette to her normal appearance.



** In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', when Anna is [[spoiler:struck by her older sister Elsa's out of control magic and is slowly freezing solid]], it is believed that an "act of true love" is necessary to reverse the process and save her. Anna then goes back to her fiancé Hans to get a kiss from him, [[spoiler:only to find out that he's only using her to get at Elsa and snatch the crown of Arendelle, so he mocks her and then says he will leave her to die, at which point she realizes that her companion Kristoff loves her]]. In the end, [[spoiler:Anna forgoes a chance to get the kiss from Kristoff that would save her, [[TakingTheBullet via throwing herself in front of Hans when he tries to kill Elsa]] [[HeroicSacrifice and freezing solid just as the sword lands]], breaking it. That sacrifice out of love for her sister is what ultimately not only saves her, but helps Elsa ''finally'' control her powers]].

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** In ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'', when Anna is [[spoiler:struck by her older sister Elsa's out of control magic and is slowly freezing solid]], it is believed that an "act of true love" is necessary to reverse the process and save her. Anna then goes back to her fiancé Hans to get a kiss from him, [[spoiler:only to find out that he's only using her to get at Elsa and snatch the crown of Arendelle, so he mocks her and then says he will leave her to die, at which point she realizes that her companion Kristoff loves her]]. In the end, [[spoiler:Anna forgoes a chance to get the kiss from Kristoff that would save her, [[TakingTheBullet via instead throwing herself in front of Hans when he tries to kill Elsa]] [[HeroicSacrifice and freezing solid just as the sword lands]], breaking it. That sacrifice out of love for her sister is what ultimately not only saves her, but helps Elsa ''finally'' control her powers]].



* The film ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' used it straight as part of a larger subversion. The female lead had a curse that turned her into an ogre by night, which could only be broken by True Love's Kiss. However, when said love, the ogre Shrek , kissed her, she became an ogre ''permanently'' -- which she preferred. Of course, there is the opening monologue, which mocks this trope lightly; you can see how seriously Shrek takes it.
** When Shrek first meets Fiona, Fiona is faking a "Literature/SleepingBeauty" pose, and expects to Shrek wake her up by kissing her[[note]]Her lips can be seen pushing out to accept his kiss[[/note]]. Instead, he violently shakes her.

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* The film ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' used plays it straight as part of a larger subversion. The female lead had has a curse that turned which turns her into an ogre by night, which could can only be broken by True Love's Kiss. However, when said love, the ogre Shrek , kissed Shrek, kisses her, she became becomes an ogre ''permanently'' -- which she preferred. Of course, there is the opening monologue, which mocks this trope lightly; you can see how seriously Shrek takes it.
** When Shrek first meets Fiona, Fiona is faking a "Literature/SleepingBeauty" pose, and expects to Shrek to wake her up by kissing her[[note]]Her lips can be seen pushing out to accept his kiss[[/note]]. Instead, he violently shakes her.



* The conclusion of the film ''Film/TheBrothersGrimm'' (based as it is around the BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy trope) has Jacob rescuing twelve girls trapped in an enchanted sleep by giving this to the oldest one of them, Angelika, the woman he spent the film pining for. At first this seems to be the only thing that can save his brother Will as well, but discovers as he's about to do it that Will is alive and well and he'd rather have Angelika do the honors here (she obliges).

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* The conclusion of the film ''Film/TheBrothersGrimm'' (based as it is around the BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy trope) has Jacob rescuing twelve girls trapped in an enchanted sleep by giving this to the oldest one of them, Angelika, the woman for whom he spent the film pining for.pining. At first this seems to be the only thing that can save his brother Will as well, but discovers as he's about to do it that Will is alive and well and he'd rather have Angelika do the honors here (she obliges).



* Subverted in ''An Ordinary Miracle''. A bear that has been turned into a human can only turn back if a princess (a human one, mind you) falls in love with him and kisses him. However, their love is so strong that [[spoiler:after the kiss nothing happens and everyone, including the former bear, is quite happy with the outcome]].

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* Subverted in ''An Ordinary Miracle''. A bear that has been turned into a human can only turn back if a princess (a human one, mind you) falls in love with him and kisses him. However, their love is so strong that [[spoiler:after the kiss kiss, nothing happens and everyone, including the former bear, is quite happy with the outcome]].



* Oddly (or perhaps heartwarmingly) enough, for all that the world of Franchise/TheWitcher is a dark one, with pogroms and war ever around the corner, and in which the fairy tales are usually given harsher retellings, this actually ''works''.

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* Oddly (or perhaps heartwarmingly) enough, for all that the world of Franchise/TheWitcher ''Franchise/TheWitcher'' is a dark one, with pogroms and war ever around the corner, and in which the fairy tales are usually given harsher retellings, this actually ''works''.



** In the pilot, Snow White kissing her mortally wounded husband doesn't do a thing. In the third episode, Mary Margaret (the brainwashed Snow White) tries it to revive "John Doe" (said husband again), and while it brings him back, he immediately goes back to his estranged wife (who isn't her). Lastly, Sheriff Graham kissed Emma, remembered ''everything'' about his past life in the fairy tale world...right before Regina decides to kill him.

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** In the pilot, Snow White kissing her mortally wounded husband doesn't do a thing. In the third episode, Mary Margaret (the brainwashed Snow White) tries it to revive "John Doe" (said husband again), and while it brings him back, he immediately goes back to his estranged wife (who isn't her). Lastly, Sheriff Graham kissed kisses Emma, remembered and remembers ''everything'' about his past life in the fairy tale world...world... right before Regina decides to kill him.



* In ''Theatre/TwistedTheUntoldStoryOfARoyalVizier'' (a show that makes fun of a ''lot'' of Disney stuff) the Princess discusses and deconstructs this trope.

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* In ''Theatre/TwistedTheUntoldStoryOfARoyalVizier'' (a show that makes fun of a ''lot'' of Disney stuff) stuff), the Princess discusses and deconstructs this trope.



* Subverted in the first game of the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' series, which is based on the story of "Literature/SleepingBeauty". The prince did kiss the sleeping Princess Briar Rose to break her enchantment, successfully waking every person in the entire castle - except her. A thousand years later, at the time of the game, she's ''still'' asleep. Not only that, he soon fell ill as a side effect of the curse and died, with his crypt built near her room.

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* Subverted in the first game of the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' series, which is based on the story of "Literature/SleepingBeauty". The prince did kiss the sleeping Princess Briar Rose to break her enchantment, successfully waking every person in the entire castle - except her. A thousand years later, at the time of the game, she's ''still'' asleep. Not only that, he soon fell ill as a side effect of the curse and died, with his crypt built near her room. [[note]]Supplemental material explains that the reason the kiss failed is because it ''wasn't'' True Love's Kiss. Briar Rose and the Prince had never even met, so they were definitely not in love, and therefore it didn't fulfill the curse's requirements.[[/note]]



* At the end of ''VideoGame/ShiningForce II'', [[spoiler:the team defeating Zeon only makes him more powerful, as he puts Princess Elis into a poisoned sleep before being [[SealedEvilInACan sealed up forever by the Jewels of Light and Evil]]. Bowie and his friends try in vain to wake her up before the Goddess Mitula takes the two jewels, then tells the team that the poison in Elis' body will last a year before vanishing. After a year has passed, if she is still sleeping, she will need "a kiss from her true love" to awaken. Mitula's prophecy is coming into frution as Bowie kneels down to kiss Elis, and then, after the end credits, she wakes up, fulfilling the prophecy.]]

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* At the end of ''VideoGame/ShiningForce II'', [[spoiler:the team defeating Zeon only makes him more powerful, as he puts Princess Elis into a poisoned sleep before being [[SealedEvilInACan sealed up forever by the Jewels of Light and Evil]]. Bowie and his friends try in vain to wake her up before the Goddess Mitula takes the two jewels, then tells the team that the poison in Elis' body will last a year before vanishing. After a year has passed, if she is still sleeping, she will need "a kiss from her true love" to awaken. Mitula's prophecy is coming into frution fruition as Bowie kneels down to kiss Elis, and then, after the end credits, she wakes up, fulfilling the prophecy.]]



** Aang and Katara are lost in a maze and a folk tale says they have to "let love lead the way" to get back out. One of them suggests a True Love's Kiss, but they don't decide to go for it until their torches are almost gone. They lean in, the light goes out... and crystals in the ceiling begin glowing, marking a path. Katara guesses that the lovers from the folk tale just put their torches out to see the crystals and find their way, and love had nothing to do with it. (We weren't shown if they actually kissed or not - can you say ShipTease?) Katara's voice actor claims they kissed, but whether this really qualifies as WordOfGod is debatable.

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** Aang and Katara are lost in a maze and a folk tale says they have to "let love lead the way" to get back out. One of them suggests a True Love's Kiss, but they don't decide to go for it until their torches are almost gone. They lean in, the light goes out... and crystals in the ceiling begin glowing, marking a path. Katara guesses that the lovers from the folk tale just put their torches out to see the crystals and find their way, and love had nothing to do with it. (We weren't aren't shown if they actually kissed or not - can you say ShipTease?) Katara's voice actor claims they kissed, but whether this really qualifies as WordOfGod is debatable.



* Spoofed in a WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends U.S. Acres two-part episode, 'Snow Wade and the Seven Dwarfs' near the end between Roy Rooster (as the prince) and Wade Duck (as Snow Wade). Though, Orson Pig tried kissing Snow Wade (and gagging alot from it) before this.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/KiddVideo''. The kiss that undoes a spell on the main guys is given by... the FairyCompanion, since it th only real requirement is to being kissed by a Princess (not specifying love) and since she's a princess of the local fairy tribe...
* The AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' satires the Frog Prince example. Ganon turns Link into a frog, and a witch informs him that the only cure is the kiss of a princess (Ganon apparently "knows the classics well"). When Link points out that he tries to get Zelda to kiss him OncePerEpisode and never succeeds, the witch gripes "I said it was simple! I didn't say it'd be ''easy''!"

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* Spoofed in a WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends U.S. Acres two-part episode, 'Snow Wade and the Seven Dwarfs' near the end between Roy Rooster (as the prince) and Wade Duck (as Snow Wade). Though, Orson Pig tried kissing Snow Wade (and gagging alot a lot from it) before this.
* Subverted in ''WesternAnimation/KiddVideo''. The kiss that undoes a spell on the main guys is given by... the FairyCompanion, since it th the only real requirement is to being kissed by a Princess (not specifying love) and since she's a princess of the local fairy tribe...
* The AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' satires the Frog Prince example. Ganon turns Link into a frog, and a witch informs him that the only cure is the kiss of a princess (Ganon apparently "knows "does the classics well"). When Link points out that he tries to get Zelda to kiss him OncePerEpisode and never succeeds, the witch gripes "I said it was simple! I didn't say it'd be ''easy''!"



* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': How Ladybug cures [[spoiler:Chat Noir]] from a HatePlague on [[ValentinesDayEpisodes Valentines Day]]. She remembered her literature class about [[FairyTale fairy tales]]. However, as far as Ladybug knows, she is not in love with [[spoiler:Chat Noir]] and is still unaware of the later's feelings towards her at this point. [[FridgeLogic So, how such an idea ever reached her mind if it should not have worked?]] [[spoiler:Only the viewer knows that if it actually worked, it's because they're technically -albeit [[TwoPersonLoveTriangle unaware]] [[LovesMyAlterEgo of it]]- in love.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'': How Ladybug cures [[spoiler:Chat Noir]] from a HatePlague on [[ValentinesDayEpisodes Valentines Valentine's Day]]. She remembered remembers her literature class about [[FairyTale fairy tales]]. {{fairy tale}}s. However, as far as Ladybug knows, she is not in love with [[spoiler:Chat Noir]] and is still unaware of the later's latter's feelings towards her at this point. [[FridgeLogic So, how did such an idea ever reached cross her mind if it should not have worked?]] [[spoiler:Only the viewer knows that if it actually worked, it's worked because they're technically -albeit - albeit [[TwoPersonLoveTriangle unaware]] [[LovesMyAlterEgo of it]]- it]] - in love.]]
18th Nov '16 6:19:12 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* This is spoofed in ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'', where a kiss "from a maiden with a pure heart" can cure vampirism; Jo fits the bill when such a kiss is needed for Trip and Van, but she's understandably revolted by having to do it. [[GirlsHaveCooties (It's not very pleasant for them either.)]]
2nd Nov '16 10:57:34 PM sparrowspera2
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* Invoked, at the very least, by Vex'ahlia of WebVideo/CriticalRole kissing [[spoiler:Percy after declaring her love for him as part of the ritual to bring him BackFromTheDead. And then she rolled a Natural 20.]] Whether it's played straight will depend on his feelings in return.

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* Invoked, at the very least, Invoked by Vex'ahlia of WebVideo/CriticalRole kissing [[spoiler:Percy after declaring her love for him ''WebVideo/CriticalRole'', when she kisses [[spoiler:Percy, as part of the ritual to bring him BackFromTheDead. And then she rolled BackFromTheDead]]. She even rolls a Natural 20.]] Whether it's played straight will depend 20 on his feelings in return.the resulting persuasion check!
17th Oct '16 4:11:19 PM GlitteringFlowers
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* Seen numerous times in ''Manga/SailorMoon''. Near the end of the first manga story, Mamoru brings back to life a seemingly dead Usagi by kissing her (Luna comments on this, saying that the princess has been woken up by the prince's kiss). The [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]] version uses this at least two times: in the TearJerker ''Sailor Moon R'' episode 69 (which actually contains a "Literature/SleepingBeauty" reference), and later near the end of ''Sailor Moon [=SuperS=]'' (this time with Chibi-Usa and Helios). The ending of the ''Sailor Moon R'' movie may or may not count -- it was technically more of IntimateHealing, with Mamoru giving Usagi the life-saving nectar that way; but to the rest of the team it definitely looked like another instance of the PowerOfLove in work.

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* Seen numerous times in ''Manga/SailorMoon''. ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
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Near the end of the first manga story, Mamoru brings back to life a seemingly dead Usagi by kissing her (Luna comments on this, saying that the princess has been woken up by the prince's kiss). kiss).
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The [[Anime/SailorMoon first anime]] version uses this at least two times: in the TearJerker ''Sailor Moon R'' episode 69 (which actually contains a "Literature/SleepingBeauty" reference), and later near the end of ''Sailor Moon [=SuperS=]'' (this time with Chibi-Usa and Helios). Helios).
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The ending of the ''Sailor Moon R'' movie may or may not count -- it was technically more of IntimateHealing, with Mamoru giving Usagi the life-saving nectar that way; but to the rest of the team it definitely looked like another instance of the PowerOfLove in work.work.
** It's genderflipped once, in both the manga and in ''Anime/SailorMoonCrystal'': [[spoiler: when Neo Queen Serenity wakes up from her ConvenientComa, her first action is to wake up her also comatose husband King Endymion (who has been hanging around via AstralProjection) via a kiss.]]
5th Oct '16 4:58:24 PM AutumnLeaves
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* In ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'', the most recent film adaptation of "Literature/SnowWhite", it's subverted and played straight. Snow gets into a coma caused by a poisoned apple, and the [[spoiler: Prince]]'s kiss fails to revive her. Then the [[spoiler: titular Huntsman]] kisses her, and she recovers. It's nowhere explained about the meaning of this, though. Supposedly the filmmakers thought the audience would recognize this trope on their own. In early drafts of the script, things were slightly different. The Huntsman was conceived as a much older man, playing a surrogate father to the princess. [[spoiler: His kiss that wakes her up]] was meant to symbolise a [[spoiler: father's love]], much like ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' and ''Series/OnceUponATime''.

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* In ''Film/SnowWhiteAndTheHuntsman'', the most recent film adaptation of "Literature/SnowWhite", it's subverted and played straight. Snow gets into a coma caused by a poisoned apple, and the [[spoiler: Prince]]'s kiss fails to revive her. Then the [[spoiler: titular Huntsman]] kisses her, and she recovers. It's nowhere explained about the meaning of this, though. Supposedly the filmmakers thought the audience would recognize this trope on their own. In early drafts of the script, things were slightly different. The Huntsman was conceived as a much older man, playing a surrogate father to the princess. [[spoiler: His kiss that wakes her up]] was meant to symbolise a [[spoiler: father's [[spoiler:father's love]], much like ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' and ''Series/OnceUponATime''.


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* Subverted in ''An Ordinary Miracle''. A bear that has been turned into a human can only turn back if a princess (a human one, mind you) falls in love with him and kisses him. However, their love is so strong that [[spoiler:after the kiss nothing happens and everyone, including the former bear, is quite happy with the outcome]].
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* Invoked, at the very least, by Vex'ahlia of WebVideo/CriticalRole kissing [[spoiler:Percy after declaring her love for him as part of the ritual to bring him BackFromTheDead. And then she rolled a Natural 20.]] Whether it's played straight will depend on his feelings in return.
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