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19th Apr '16 6:46:21 AM Berrenta
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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 [[ItGotBetter gets better]]. 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 [[ItGotBetter gets better]].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''.
15th Apr '16 12:49:10 PM Pichu-kun
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* Subverted often, and usually in a nasty fashion, in ''Series/OnceUponATime''. 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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* Subverted often, and usually in a nasty fashion, in ''Series/OnceUponATime''. :
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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 Emma, remembered ''everything'' about his past life in the fairy tale world...right before Regina decides to kill him.



* 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 [[ItGotBetter gets better]]. 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 [[ItGotBetter gets better]]. It's nowhere explained about the meaning of this, though. Supposedly the filmmakers thought the audience would recognize this trope on their own.
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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}}'' ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' and ''Series/OnceUponATime''.



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

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



* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': 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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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'': ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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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 shown if they actually kissed or not - can you say ShipTease?)
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ShipTease?) Katara's voice actor claims they kissed, but whether this really qualifies as WordOfGod is debatable.


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* Subverted in ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh''. In ''Dragon Games'' [[spoiler:Apple White]] falls into a magic induced coma. [[spoiler:Daring Charming]] tries to revive her with kisses but is unable to. It is [[spoiler:his sister Darling]] who resuscitates her by doing CPR. It has... [[AmbiguouslyGay interesting]] [[SiblingTriangle implications]] when interpreted as a KissOfLife.
13th Mar '16 9:38:32 PM GrammarNavi
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* In MercedesLackey's ''TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series, this get subverted all to hell (since the 'hook' of the series is that there is an ambient magic in the land trying to make events turn out like fairy tales). One unfortunate prince was a frog for decades and was restored to human form when an infant princess picked him up and kissed him. Not that there was any love -- she just liked animals and liked to kiss things. Close enough, apparently.

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* In MercedesLackey's ''TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' ''Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms'' series, this get subverted all to hell (since the 'hook' of the series is that there is an ambient magic in the land trying to make events turn out like fairy tales). One unfortunate prince was a frog for decades and was restored to human form when an infant princess picked him up and kissed him. Not that there was any love -- she just liked animals and liked to kiss things. Close enough, apparently.
4th Mar '16 12:48:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* At the end of ''Film/{{Legend}}'', Lily awakens after Jack kisses her.

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* At the end of ''Film/{{Legend}}'', ''Film/{{Legend 1985}}'', Lily awakens after Jack kisses her.
28th Jan '16 9:05:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''FrostyTheSnowman'' sequel ''Frosty's Winter Wonderland'', Frosty acquires a snow-bride in his DistaffCounterpart Crystal (who's brought to life with a gift of frost flowers he gives her out of love). When jealous Jack Frost blows away the magic hat that initially brought him to life, Crystal brings Frosty back around with a kiss.
* Subverted in 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...

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* In the ''FrostyTheSnowman'' ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman'' sequel ''Frosty's Winter Wonderland'', Frosty acquires a snow-bride in his DistaffCounterpart Crystal (who's brought to life with a gift of frost flowers he gives her out of love). When jealous Jack Frost blows away the magic hat that initially brought him to life, Crystal brings Frosty back around with a kiss.
* Subverted in KiddVideo.''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...



* In ''TheThirteenGhostsOfScoobyDoo'' episode "Reflections In A Ghoulish Eye," Daphne is put under a spell which sends her into a deep sleep that can only be broken by a kiss from a Danish prince. Scooby, a Great Dane and dressed in a prince's outfit, licks Daphne's face and breaks the curse.
* The animated ''PunkyBrewster'' episode "Punky, Snow White And The Seven Dwarves" has Snow White ''and'' Henry put to sleep from an apple pie spiked by a disguised wicked queen. Brandon's lick awakens Snow White, but it doesn't work on Henry. Punky sadly kisses Henry on the cheek and sobs into his chest, and he suddenly awakens.
* SupermanBrainiacAttacks: [[spoiler: How Superman wake Lois from her coma, and really look like this, even if it is actually the residue of the serum in him that cured her.]]

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* In ''TheThirteenGhostsOfScoobyDoo'' ''WesternAnimation/TheThirteenGhostsOfScoobyDoo'' episode "Reflections In A Ghoulish Eye," Daphne is put under a spell which sends her into a deep sleep that can only be broken by a kiss from a Danish prince. Scooby, a Great Dane and dressed in a prince's outfit, licks Daphne's face and breaks the curse.
* The animated ''PunkyBrewster'' ''WesternAnimation/PunkyBrewster'' episode "Punky, Snow White And The Seven Dwarves" has Snow White ''and'' Henry put to sleep from an apple pie spiked by a disguised wicked queen. Brandon's lick awakens Snow White, but it doesn't work on Henry. Punky sadly kisses Henry on the cheek and sobs into his chest, and he suddenly awakens.
* SupermanBrainiacAttacks: ''WesternAnimation/SupermanBrainiacAttacks'': [[spoiler: How Superman wake Lois from her coma, and really look like this, even if it is actually the residue of the serum in him that cured her.]]
22nd Jan '16 12:31:00 AM PaulA
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** Shusterman also did this is the second book of ''Literature/TheSkinjackerTrilogy'', ''Literature/{{Everwild}}''. Allie brings Mikey McGill, who reverted to his monstrous state out of jealousy, back to human form by kissing him even when he looks his most indescribably hideous.

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** Shusterman also did this is the second book of ''Literature/TheSkinjackerTrilogy'', ''Literature/{{Everwild}}''. Allie brings Mikey McGill, [=McGill=], who reverted to his monstrous state out of jealousy, back to human form by kissing him even when he looks his most indescribably hideous.
21st Jan '16 6:58:23 PM nombretomado
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* Done in the end of the first ''SteelAngelKurumi'' series with Nakahito using this to purify Kurumi's heart AND causing the Steel Angels who sacrificed themselves to power the weapon meant to kill her.

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* Done in the end of the first ''SteelAngelKurumi'' ''Anime/SteelAngelKurumi'' series with Nakahito using this to purify Kurumi's heart AND causing the Steel Angels who sacrificed themselves to power the weapon meant to kill her.
7th Jan '16 8:12:43 PM nombretomado
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* Genderflipped example: [[spoiler: Cosmo Yuki]] was ''kinda'' awakened from a ConvenientComa by [[spoiler: Kitty Kitten]]'s "warm kiss" in the ''SpaceRunawayIdeon'' movie, ''Be Invoked''. ''Kinda'', because [[spoiler: they were dead, so their spirits were the ones who kissed.]] ItMakesSenseInContext, [[MindScrew we swear.]]

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* Genderflipped example: [[spoiler: Cosmo Yuki]] was ''kinda'' awakened from a ConvenientComa by [[spoiler: Kitty Kitten]]'s "warm kiss" in the ''SpaceRunawayIdeon'' ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon'' movie, ''Be Invoked''. ''Kinda'', because [[spoiler: they were dead, so their spirits were the ones who kissed.]] ItMakesSenseInContext, [[MindScrew we swear.]]
30th Dec '15 2:31:12 AM pvsage
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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Part 2 of "A Canterlot Wedding" has a variant with Shining Armor and Princess Cadance not kissing, but touching horns, with all the accompanying spectacle associated with this trope. It restores Shining Armor's ability to cast his protection spell (which had been [[ManaDrain drained]] by [[ChangelingTale Queen Chrysalis]]) and combines it with Cadance's [[ThePowerOFLove love magic]] to repel all the changelings while filling everypony with a sense of wellbeing.
26th Dec '15 8:29:06 AM Eievie
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* The third-party D&D supplement The Book of Erotic Fantasy has a lesser version of the Resurrection spell that requires the caster to kiss the target. Unlike most examples here, it doesn't require the two to be in love, however.


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* The third-party D&D supplement The Book of Erotic Fantasy has a lesser version of the Resurrection spell that requires the caster to kiss the target. Unlike most examples here, it doesn't require the two to be in love, however.
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