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11th Aug '16 5:12:33 PM cocobuttah411
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* Used as an important plot point in the UsefulNotes/PlayStation character ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' fanfic [[http://www.fanart-central.net/stories/user/CreamandPoppufan166/59448/Kaze-Kaze-Kaze Kaze! Kaze! Kaze!]] when Klonoa kisses Lolo for the first time, causing her sickness to weaken. It is used again near the end of the story when Klonoa kisses Lolo while she's in pain giving birth to her daughter.
9th Aug '16 7:49:37 AM Greystone101
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* 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''.
26th Jul '16 9:48:10 AM silentheartsong
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* 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.'']]
8th Jul '16 5:33:51 AM isoycrazy
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** When Shrek first meets Fiona, Fiona is faking a "Literature/SleepingBeauty" pose, and expects to Shrek wake her up by kissing her. Instead, he violently shakes her.

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** When Shrek first meets Fiona, Fiona is faking a "Literature/SleepingBeauty" pose, and expects to Shrek wake her up by kissing her.her[[note]]Her lips can be seen pushing out to accept his kiss[[/note]]. Instead, he violently shakes her.
5th Jul '16 1:25:56 AM rafi
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* ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' is what actually started the variant where True Love's Kiss awakens the titular character (though [[UnbuiltTrope referred to]] as [[FirstKiss Love's First Kiss]] in that film). See the Fairy Tales section for the original version, which does not do this at all.
* ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' is arguably the {{Trope Namer|s}}. It's also the best known of the versions where the titular character awakens from a kiss.
-->'''Merryweather:''' And from this slumber, you shall wake, when true love's kiss, the spell shall break.
* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' plays around with the trope: Ursula, as quoted above, informs Ariel that she must receive True Love's Kiss from Prince Eric in order to remain human. Thanks to [[GenreSavvy Ursula]]'s meddling, while Eric ''is'' willing to give Ariel a kiss, he fails to do this before Ariel's three days are up; [[AlmostKiss though he was damn close twice.]] Things work out in the end, though, no thanks to any kissing. [[spoiler: It takes Eric killing Ursula ''and'' King Triton using his powers on Ariel to make it work, instead.]]
* The kiss shown in the page image occurs in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', after Belle's DyingDeclarationOfLove resurrects a just deceased Beast as a human prince. Additionally, the magic emitted from their kiss transforms the castle's servants back into humans.
* ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has fun with playing this trope to the letter. Technically, Prince Naveen can kiss any princess - whether he loves her or not. Even the Princess of Mardi Gras counts as she's technically a princess for the night. [[spoiler: This does not work when Mardi Gras is over and she is no longer a Princess. Fortunately for our heroes, Tiana marrying Naveen, even as a frog, technically makes her a princess and their problem is solved when they kiss as husband and wife.]]
* 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 one ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode, DarkMagicalGirl Sadira tries to take Aladdin away from Jasmine by altering everyone's memories so that she would seem like the princess engaged to Aladdin, while Jasmine would become a street rat. However, Aladdin and Jasmine still experience LoveAtFirstSight. After Aladdin realizes Jasmine might make a better true love for him than Sadira, he and Jasmine kiss, restoring everything to the state preceding Sadira's spell.
* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' is already an AffectionateParody of the animated canon and naturally looks to parody this trope as well. Giselle has an IWantSong ''called'' "True Love's Kiss", and expresses her belief that "it's the most powerful thing in the world." It's also played straight near the end of the movie, when, like a good Disney princess, Giselle is hexed to sleep. She needs a Troperriffic True Love's Kiss before midnight (of course) in order to wake up. [[spoiler: Robert manages to rouse her in the nick of time with a kiss... after Prince Edward ''failed'' to kiss her awake.]]
* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' [[spoiler:a "kiss" from EVE restores WALL•E's apparently lost memory. Note that this is one of the few straight examples that can be explained beyond ThePowerOfLove: EVE's "kisses" are literally electric.]] Possibly justified (although non-canon) as [[spoiler: the electric jolt from the "kiss" may have caused WALL•E to reload his "personality" from a backup]]. Maybe.
* 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.
** And when Belle tries to invoke this, the fact that it works actually ruins her budding relationship with Rumpelstiltskin. Ouch.
*** Subverted for them again when [[spoiler: he tries to invoke it to return her memories after she crosses the town line. It not only doesn't work, but also scares the poor girl senseless, and seriously hampers his attempts to get her to trust him afterwards.]]
** Played straight in the Season 1 finale, when Emma kissing a comatose Henry on the forehead breaks the curse on Storybrooke, waking Henry up and restoring the townsfolk's memories. Regina later succeeds in doing the same thing in season 3. "True Love" in Storybrooke doesn't necessarily mean romantic love; in both these cases it's maternal love.
** Played straight with Phillip and Aurora.
** Double subverted in an episode where Snow White has forgotten who David is via a magic potion. A kiss doesn't cure her but he decides to jump in front of an arrow to prove his love for her. Snow is so touched that someone would be willing to die for her, that she kisses him - and thus gets her memories back.
* ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' changes up the formula. [[spoiler:The true love of the kiss is not Philip's romantic desire for Aurora, but the "maternal love" of the title character.]]
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* ''Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon'':
** ''Disney/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' is what actually started the variant where True Love's Kiss awakens the titular character (though [[UnbuiltTrope referred to]] as [[FirstKiss Love's First Kiss]] in that film). See the Fairy Tales section for the original version, which does not do this at all.
** ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' is arguably the {{Trope Namer|s}}. It's also the best known of the versions where the titular character awakens from a kiss.
-->'''Merryweather:''' And from this slumber, you shall wake, when true love's kiss, the spell shall break.
** ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'' plays around with the trope: Ursula, as quoted above, informs Ariel that she must receive True Love's Kiss from Prince Eric in order to remain human. Thanks to [[GenreSavvy Ursula]]'s meddling, while Eric ''is'' willing to give Ariel a kiss, he fails to do this before Ariel's three days are up; [[AlmostKiss though he was damn close twice.]] Things work out in the end, though, no thanks to any kissing. [[spoiler: It takes Eric killing Ursula ''and'' King Triton using his powers on Ariel to make it work, instead.]]
** The kiss shown in the page image occurs in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', after Belle's DyingDeclarationOfLove resurrects a just deceased Beast as a human prince. Additionally, the magic emitted from their kiss transforms the castle's servants back into humans.
** ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' has fun with playing this trope to the letter. Technically, Prince Naveen can kiss any princess - whether he loves her or not. Even the Princess of Mardi Gras counts as she's technically a princess for the night. [[spoiler: This does not work when Mardi Gras is over and she is no longer a Princess. Fortunately for our heroes, Tiana marrying Naveen, even as a frog, technically makes her a princess and their problem is solved when they kiss as husband and wife.]]
** 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]].
* ''Film/{{Enchanted}}'' is already an AffectionateParody of the animated canon and naturally looks to parody this trope as well. Giselle has an IWantSong ''called'' "True Love's Kiss", and expresses her belief that "it's the most powerful thing in the world." It's also played straight near the end of the movie, when, like a good Disney princess, Giselle is hexed to sleep. She needs a Troperriffic True Love's Kiss before midnight (of course) in order to wake up. [[spoiler: Robert manages to rouse her in the nick of time with a kiss... after Prince Edward ''failed'' to kiss her awake.]]
* At the end of ''WesternAnimation/WallE'' [[spoiler:a "kiss" from EVE restores WALL•E's apparently lost memory. Note that this is one of the few straight examples that can be explained beyond ThePowerOfLove: EVE's "kisses" are literally electric.]] Possibly justified (although non-canon) as [[spoiler: the electric jolt from the "kiss" may have caused WALL•E to reload his "personality" from a backup]]. Maybe.
* ''Film/{{Maleficent}}'' changes up the formula. [[spoiler:The true love of the kiss is not Philip's romantic desire for Aurora, but the "maternal love" of the title character.]]
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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.
** And when Belle tries to invoke this, the fact that it works actually ruins her budding relationship with Rumpelstiltskin. Ouch.
*** Subverted for them again when [[spoiler: he tries to invoke it to return her memories after she crosses the town line. It not only doesn't work, but also scares the poor girl senseless, and seriously hampers his attempts to get her to trust him afterwards.]]
** Played straight in the Season 1 finale, when Emma kissing a comatose Henry on the forehead breaks the curse on Storybrooke, waking Henry up and restoring the townsfolk's memories. Regina later succeeds in doing the same thing in season 3. "True Love" in Storybrooke doesn't necessarily mean romantic love; in both these cases it's maternal love.
** Played straight with Phillip and Aurora.
** Double subverted in an episode where Snow White has forgotten who David is via a magic potion. A kiss doesn't cure her but he decides to jump in front of an arrow to prove his love for her. Snow is so touched that someone would be willing to die for her, that she kisses him - and thus gets her memories back.
5th Jul '16 1:20:36 AM rafi
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* The ending to ''{{Pretear}}'' [[spoiler: where Hayate kisses Himeno to revive her after she wins the final fight at the cost of her life]]. It is no surprise considering that it's explicitly based on "Literature/SnowWhite". It only happens in the anime version, though, not in the original manga.
* 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.
* The GrandFinale of ''TokyoMewMew'' uses two or three of these in succession. [[spoiler:When the MysteriousProtector-turned-BigBad releases his true (good) self and saves [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]], he has to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice]] himself; Ichigo will have none of this and kisses him, giving him all her power. Then ''she'' dies, ''he'' kisses her and she comes BackFromTheDead, [[BroughtDownToNormal minus superpowers]]... temporarily.]]
* In the last airing-order episode of the first season of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', [[spoiler:Kyon saved the universe with one of these.]] Confused? Watch the series. [[spoiler:He notably refuses to "try the same method" when faced with the world ending again, though, and the series continues for quite a while after the kiss with no romantic resolution due to one of the people involved thinking it was all a dream and the other being in denial.]]
* The finale to ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''. Need a really ''large'' Boson Jump field in a hurry? Just get the leads to get over themselves and "initiate membrane-to-membrane contact" (thank you [[MrExposition Ms. Fressange]]) already, saving themselves and the rest of the crew from explodey death.
** However, at the end of TheMovie, Akito pointedly ignores people suggesting the obvious ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' homage because he has been turned into a standoffish [[TheStoic Stoic]] asshole by that time, and just wanders off.

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* The ending PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}''. This is supposedly the cure to ''{{Pretear}}'' Hilda's [[spoiler:magic-induced memory-loss]], and everyone at Ishiyama have reason to believe that the Prince Charming with the magic lips is her "husband", Oga; he doesn't want anything to do with it. HilarityEnsues. [[spoiler:Especially when it turns out that ''Baby Beelzebub'' was Hilda's Prince Charming!]]
* In ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan'', kissing is powerful stuff indeed.
[[spoiler: where Hayate kisses Himeno to revive her after she wins the final fight at the cost of her life]]. It is no surprise considering that it's explicitly based on "Literature/SnowWhite". It only happens in the anime version, though, not in the original manga.
* 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
Marin uses this at least two times: in the TearJerker ''Sailor Moon R'' episode 69 (which actually contains a "Literature/SleepingBeauty" reference), kiss to break through Melan's brainwashing 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.
* The GrandFinale of ''TokyoMewMew'' uses two or three of these in succession. [[spoiler:When the MysteriousProtector-turned-BigBad releases his true (good) self and saves [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]], he has to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice]] himself; Ichigo will have none of this and kisses him, giving
remind him all her power. Then ''she'' dies, ''he'' kisses her and of who she comes BackFromTheDead, [[BroughtDownToNormal minus superpowers]]... temporarily.is to him.]]
* In Parodied in ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun''. Mikoto Misaka is taking a nap on a bench when Kuroko Shirai walks up and declares she will wake her with True Love's Kiss. Mikoto wakes up at the last airing-order episode of the first season of ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', [[spoiler:Kyon saved the universe with one of these.]] Confused? Watch the series. [[spoiler:He notably refuses to "try the same method" when faced with the world ending again, though, second and the series continues beats up Kuroko for quite a while after the kiss with no romantic resolution due to one of the people involved thinking it was all a dream and the other being in denial.]]
* The finale to ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''. Need
a really ''large'' Boson Jump field in a hurry? Just get the leads to get over themselves and "initiate membrane-to-membrane contact" (thank you [[MrExposition Ms. Fressange]]) already, saving themselves and the rest of the crew from explodey death.
** However, at the end of TheMovie, Akito pointedly ignores people suggesting the obvious ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' homage because he has been turned into a standoffish [[TheStoic Stoic]] asshole by that time, and just wanders off.
pervert.



* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'', Shido can seal a Spirit's powers via a kiss, but she has to be in love with him for it to work. Later, he manages to banish Tohka's SuperpoweredEvilSide with a kiss.
* Final Episode of ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' whereby Renton and Eureka kissed for the very first time and [[spoiler: resulted in not only saving their planet from destruction, but they were also given a chance to go back to their planet to live together.]]
* The Kodoku arc in ''Anime/FushigiYuugi'' ends with this trope. Nakago, of course, being the [[BigBad horrendously evil jerk]] that he is, doesn't realize it.
--> '''Nakago''': But how? How did you manage to break the spell? There's no method known in the world for curing Kodoku poisoning once it has entered a person's body and affected them!
--> '''Tamahome''': You'll spend your whole life trying to figure ''that'' out!



* The somewhat obscure ''WesternAnimation/SabansAdventuresOfTheLittleMermaid'' had the villain Hedwig turn the title character's boyfriend (who was, of course, a handsome prince) into a vicious monster. Guess how Marina finally broke the curse?
* The Kodoku arc in ''FushigiYuugi'' ends with this trope. Nakago, of course, being the [[BigBad horrendously evil jerk]] that he is, doesn't realize it.
--> '''Nakago''': But how? How did you manage to break the spell? There's no method known in the world for curing Kodoku poisoning once it has entered a person's body and affected them!
--> '''Tamahome''': You'll spend your whole life trying to figure ''that'' out!
* In ''ToLoveRu'', when [[CuteGhostGirl Oshizu]] accidentally possessed Haruna's body, she thought one of these from Rito might wake Haruna's consciousness and free Oshizu. [[spoiler:A couple of fighting dogs scared her out before the kiss actually took place; Rito wasn't sure if he was relieved or disappointed.]]
* ''LightNovel/ToraDora'': Last episode, between [[spoiler: Taiga and Ryuuji]]. Can be a tearjerker and a CMOH all at the same time.
--> [[spoiler:'''Taiga''']]: Just as I expected... [[{{Tsundere}} It was like a rough, dry wilderness. Also, it was really warm... Hey, it's cold, so let's do it one more--]] ''(gets [[ShutUpKiss Shut Up Kiss'd]] by [[spoiler:Ryuuji]])'' One more... ''(they kiss again)'' One more... ''(they kiss again and the camera pans out)''
* Genderflipped example: [[spoiler: Cosmo Yuki]] was ''kinda'' awakened from a ConvenientComa by [[spoiler: Kitty Kitten]]'s "warm kiss" in the ''Anime/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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* The somewhat obscure ''WesternAnimation/SabansAdventuresOfTheLittleMermaid'' had In the villain Hedwig turn last airing-order episode of the title character's boyfriend (who was, first season of course, a handsome prince) into a vicious monster. Guess how Marina finally broke ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'', [[spoiler:Kyon saved the curse?
* The Kodoku arc in ''FushigiYuugi'' ends
universe with this trope. Nakago, one of course, being these.]] Confused? Watch the [[BigBad horrendously evil jerk]] that he is, doesn't realize it.
--> '''Nakago''': But how? How did you manage
series. [[spoiler:He notably refuses to break "try the spell? There's no method known in same method" when faced with the world ending again, though, and the series continues for curing Kodoku poisoning once it has entered quite a person's body and affected them!
--> '''Tamahome''': You'll spend your whole life trying to figure ''that'' out!
* In ''ToLoveRu'', when [[CuteGhostGirl Oshizu]] accidentally possessed Haruna's body, she thought one of these from Rito might wake Haruna's consciousness and free Oshizu. [[spoiler:A couple of fighting dogs scared her out before
while after the kiss actually took place; Rito wasn't sure if he with no romantic resolution due to one of the people involved thinking it was relieved or disappointed.all a dream and the other being in denial.]]
* ''LightNovel/ToraDora'': Last episode, between [[spoiler: Taiga and Ryuuji]]. Can be Referenced [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] in ''Manga/HekikaiNoAiON''. [[spoiler:Seine]] is under a tearjerker and a CMOH all deep sleep caused by one of the mermaids, [[DoggedNiceGuy Tatsuya]] is desperate to help her, so this trope ensues. Of course, Tatsuya blushes at the same time.
--> [[spoiler:'''Taiga''']]: Just as I expected... [[{{Tsundere}} It was like a rough, dry wilderness. Also, it was really warm... Hey, it's cold, so let's do it one more--]] ''(gets [[ShutUpKiss Shut Up Kiss'd]] by [[spoiler:Ryuuji]])'' One more... ''(they kiss again)'' One more... ''(they kiss again and the camera pans out)''
* Genderflipped example: [[spoiler: Cosmo Yuki]] was ''kinda'' awakened from a ConvenientComa by [[spoiler: Kitty Kitten]]'s "warm kiss" in the ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon'' movie, ''Be Invoked''. ''Kinda'', because [[spoiler: they were dead, so their spirits were the ones who kissed.]] ItMakesSenseInContext, [[MindScrew we swear.]]
mere thought of it.



* In [[TheFilmOfTheBook the movie version]] of ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'', Sophie breaks the curse on [[spoiler: Turniphead]] by giving him a True Love's Kiss. However, Sophie is already in love with Howl, so how can she be his True Love as well? Then, [[spoiler: Prince Turniphead]] cheerfully notes that there's no reason someone can't have [[SecondLove more than one True Love.]] So he's fine with Sophie being with her ''other'' True Love, Howl, while he goes to look for his own [[spoiler: ''and'' he ends the war.]]
* Final Episode of ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' whereby Renton and Eureka kissed for the very first time and [[spoiler: resulted in not only saving their planet from destruction, but they were also given a chance to go back to their planet to live together.]]

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* In [[TheFilmOfTheBook Spoofed in the movie version]] final episode of ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'', Sophie breaks ''Anime/MajiKoi''; Momoyo apparently dies in the curse on [[spoiler: Turniphead]] by giving him final battle, so [[TheHero Yamato]] gives her a True Love's Kiss. LastKiss. The instant his lips touch hers, Momoyo's HealingFactor kicks in and her body recovers in a second. Momoyo then invokes this trope, and the rest of Yamato's [[UnwantedHarem harem]] get mad at her for faking it.
* The finale to ''Anime/MartianSuccessorNadesico''. Need a really ''large'' Boson Jump field in a hurry? Just get the leads to get over themselves and "initiate membrane-to-membrane contact" (thank you [[MrExposition Ms. Fressange]]) already, saving themselves and the rest of the crew from explodey death.
**
However, Sophie is already in love with Howl, so how can she be his True Love as well? Then, [[spoiler: Prince Turniphead]] cheerfully notes at the end of TheMovie, Akito pointedly ignores people suggesting the obvious ''Disney/SleepingBeauty'' homage because he has been turned into a standoffish [[TheStoic Stoic]] asshole by that there's no reason someone can't have [[SecondLove more than one True Love.]] So he's fine with Sophie being with her ''other'' True Love, Howl, while he goes to look for his own [[spoiler: ''and'' he ends the war.]]
* Final Episode of ''Anime/EurekaSeven'' whereby Renton
time, and Eureka kissed for the very first time and [[spoiler: resulted just wanders off.
* Spoofed
in not only saving their planet from destruction, but they were also given a chance to go back to their planet to live together.]]Ringo's {{Imagine Spot}}s in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', where she imagines Tabuki will kiss her.



* In ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan'', kissing is powerful stuff indeed. [[spoiler: Marin uses a kiss to break through Melan's brainwashing and remind him of who she is to him.]]
* [[spoiler: Kosumo]] restores [[spoiler: a mindwiped and brainwashed Hitsuji]]'s memories via this in ''Manga/TowaKamoShirenai.'' Sort of a justified trope in this case: [[spoiler: she deduces that she can use her powers to unbrainwash Hitsuji, but to do so she needs to [[IntimateHealing have close skin contact with him]]. What would be better than a kiss on the mouth, huh?]]
* Spoofed in Ringo's {{Imagine Spot}}s in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', where she imagines Tabuki will kiss her.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}''. This is supposedly the cure to Hilda's [[spoiler:magic-induced memory-loss]], and everyone at Ishiyama have reason to believe that the Prince Charming with the magic lips is her "husband", Oga; he doesn't want anything to do with it. HilarityEnsues. [[spoiler:Especially when it turns out that ''Baby Beelzebub'' was Hilda's Prince Charming!]]
* 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.

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* In ''Anime/BrigadoonMarinAndMelan'', kissing is powerful stuff indeed. The ending to ''Manga/{{Pretear}}'' [[spoiler: Marin where Hayate kisses Himeno to revive her after she wins the final fight at the cost of her life]]. It is no surprise considering that it's explicitly based on "Literature/SnowWhite". It only happens in the anime version, though, not in the original manga.
* The somewhat obscure ''WesternAnimation/SabansAdventuresOfTheLittleMermaid'' had the villain Hedwig turn the title character's boyfriend (who was, of course, a handsome prince) into a vicious monster. Guess how Marina finally broke the curse?
* 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 kiss to break through Melan's brainwashing "Literature/SleepingBeauty" reference), and remind him later near the end of who she is ''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 him.]]
the rest of the team it definitely looked like another instance of the PowerOfLove in work.
* Genderflipped example: [[spoiler: Kosumo]] restores Cosmo Yuki]] was ''kinda'' awakened from a ConvenientComa by [[spoiler: a mindwiped and brainwashed Hitsuji]]'s memories via this Kitty Kitten]]'s "warm kiss" in ''Manga/TowaKamoShirenai.'' Sort of a justified trope in this case: the ''Anime/SpaceRunawayIdeon'' movie, ''Be Invoked''. ''Kinda'', because [[spoiler: she deduces that she can use her powers to unbrainwash Hitsuji, but to do they were dead, so she needs to [[IntimateHealing have close skin contact with him]]. What would be better than a kiss on their spirits were the mouth, huh?]]
* Spoofed in Ringo's {{Imagine Spot}}s in ''Anime/MawaruPenguindrum'', where she imagines Tabuki will kiss her.
* PlayedForLaughs in ''Manga/{{Beelzebub}}''. This is supposedly the cure to Hilda's [[spoiler:magic-induced memory-loss]], and everyone at Ishiyama have reason to believe that the Prince Charming with the magic lips is her "husband", Oga; he doesn't want anything to do with it. HilarityEnsues. [[spoiler:Especially when it turns out that ''Baby Beelzebub'' was Hilda's Prince Charming!]]
* 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.
ones who kissed.]] ItMakesSenseInContext, [[MindScrew we swear.]]



* Referenced [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] in ''Manga/HekikaiNoAiON''. [[spoiler:Seine]] is under a deep sleep caused by one of the mermaids, [[DoggedNiceGuy Tatsuya]] is desperate to help her, so this trope ensues. Of course, Tatsuya blushes at the mere thought of it.
* Parodied in ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun''. Mikoto Misaka is taking a nap on a bench when Kuroko Shirai walks up and declares she will wake her with True Love's Kiss. Mikoto wakes up at the last second and beats up Kuroko for being a pervert.
* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'', Shido can seal a Spirit's powers via a kiss, but she has to be in love with him for it to work. Later, he manages to banish Tohka's SuperpoweredEvilSide with a kiss.
* Spoofed in the final episode of ''Anime/MajiKoi''; Momoyo apparently dies in the final battle, so [[TheHero Yamato]] gives her a LastKiss. The instant his lips touch hers, Momoyo's HealingFactor kicks in and her body recovers in a second. Momoyo then invokes this trope, and the rest of Yamato's [[UnwantedHarem harem]] get mad at her for faking it.

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* Referenced [[PlayedForLaughs for laughs]] In ''Manga/ToLoveRu'', when [[CuteGhostGirl Oshizu]] accidentally possessed Haruna's body, she thought one of these from Rito might wake Haruna's consciousness and free Oshizu. [[spoiler:A couple of fighting dogs scared her out before the kiss actually took place; Rito wasn't sure if he was relieved or disappointed.]]
* The GrandFinale of ''Manga/TokyoMewMew'' uses two or three of these
in ''Manga/HekikaiNoAiON''. [[spoiler:Seine]] succession. [[spoiler:When the MysteriousProtector-turned-BigBad releases his true (good) self and saves [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse Tokyo]], he has to [[HeroicSacrifice sacrifice]] himself; Ichigo will have none of this and kisses him, giving him all her power. Then ''she'' dies, ''he'' kisses her and she comes BackFromTheDead, [[BroughtDownToNormal minus superpowers]]... temporarily.]]
* ''LightNovel/ToraDora'': Last episode, between [[spoiler: Taiga and Ryuuji]]. Can be a tearjerker and a CMOH all at the same time.
--> [[spoiler:'''Taiga''']]: Just as I expected... [[{{Tsundere}} It was like a rough, dry wilderness. Also, it was really warm... Hey, it's cold, so let's do it one more--]] ''(gets [[ShutUpKiss Shut Up Kiss'd]] by [[spoiler:Ryuuji]])'' One more... ''(they kiss again)'' One more... ''(they kiss again and the camera pans out)''
* [[spoiler: Kosumo]] restores [[spoiler: a mindwiped and brainwashed Hitsuji]]'s memories via this in ''Manga/TowaKamoShirenai.'' Sort of a justified trope in this case: [[spoiler: she deduces that she can use her powers to unbrainwash Hitsuji, but to do so she needs to [[IntimateHealing have close skin contact with him]]. What would be better than a kiss on the mouth, huh?]]
* Done in the ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5GoGo'' movie. Coco
is put under a deep sleep caused spell by one of the mermaids, [[DoggedNiceGuy Tatsuya]] movie's BigBad and all of his attacks is desperate to help her, so 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 trope ensues. Of course, Tatsuya blushes at is the mere thought of it.
* Parodied in ''Manga/ACertainScientificRailgun''. Mikoto Misaka is taking a nap on a bench when Kuroko Shirai walks up and declares she will wake her with True Love's Kiss. Mikoto wakes up at the last second and beats up Kuroko for being a pervert.
* In ''LightNovel/DateALive'', Shido can seal a Spirit's powers via a kiss, but she has to be in love with him for it to work. Later, he manages to banish Tohka's SuperpoweredEvilSide with a kiss.
* Spoofed
''only'' on-screen kiss seen in the final episode of ''Anime/MajiKoi''; Momoyo apparently dies in the final battle, so [[TheHero Yamato]] gives her a LastKiss. The instant his lips touch hers, Momoyo's HealingFactor kicks in and her body recovers in a second. Momoyo then invokes this trope, and the rest of Yamato's [[UnwantedHarem harem]] get mad at her for faking it.currently nine-years-running ''PrettyCure'' franchise.



* Parodied in ''{{ComicBook/Fables}}'': Frau Totenkinder had a major problem with princes, and went around cursing them and their loved ones left, right and centre. Over the years, she became particularly fond of transforming them in a manner where they needed to persuade a human to fall in love with and kiss them to cure them. But they were all temporary cures, and the prince would find themselves transforming back when their wives became mad at them. Over the course of the story she takes responsibility for almost all of the situations where "True Love's Kiss" was needed to cure a curse. Just because she liked it.

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* Parodied in ''{{ComicBook/Fables}}'': ''ComicBook/{{Fables}}'': Frau Totenkinder had a major problem with princes, and went around cursing them and their loved ones left, right and centre. Over the years, she became particularly fond of transforming them in a manner where they needed to persuade a human to fall in love with and kiss them to cure them. But they were all temporary cures, and the prince would find themselves transforming back when their wives became mad at them. Over the course of the story she takes responsibility for almost all of the situations where "True Love's Kiss" was needed to cure a curse. Just because she liked it.



* 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.\\
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In the sequel this is mentioned twice. Once as the only thing that can seal a "HappilyEverAfter" potion, and again in relation to Fiona's father, [[spoiler:the Frog Prince.]]\\
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When Shrek first meets Fiona, Fiona is faking a "Literature/SleepingBeauty" pose, and expects to Shrek wake her up by kissing her. Instead, he violently shakes her.

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* In [[TheFilmOfTheBook the movie version]] of ''Anime/HowlsMovingCastle'', Sophie breaks the curse on [[spoiler: Turniphead]] by giving him a True Love's Kiss. However, Sophie is already in love with Howl, so how can she be his True Love as well? Then, [[spoiler: Prince Turniphead]] cheerfully notes that there's no reason someone can't have [[SecondLove more than one True Love.]] So he's fine with Sophie being with her ''other'' True Love, Howl, while he goes to look for his own [[spoiler: ''and'' he ends the war.]]
* 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.\\
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it.
** When Shrek first meets Fiona, Fiona is faking a "Literature/SleepingBeauty" pose, and expects to Shrek wake her up by kissing her. Instead, he violently shakes her.
**
In the sequel this is mentioned twice. Once as the only thing that can seal a "HappilyEverAfter" potion, and again in relation to Fiona's father, [[spoiler:the Frog Prince.]]\\
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When Shrek first meets Fiona, Fiona is faking a "Literature/SleepingBeauty" pose, and expects to Shrek wake her up by kissing her. Instead, he violently shakes her.
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** The first film states this all word for word:
-->By night one way, by day another,
-->This shall be the norm
-->Till you receive true love's first kiss
-->Then stay in love's true form.



* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'':
** In Sadira's altered reality where she takes Jasmine's place. When Aladdin and Jasmine meet again, they realize their true intertwined destinies and that the current reality wasn't right. Once they share a kiss, the reality is reverted back the way it once was.
** Played with in Sadira's third scheme to claim Aladdin for herself where she uses a spell to brainwash him into thinking he's her knight in shining armor, but then wanders off into the desert. The spell was made to end once he kisses Sadira, much to Jasmine's annoyance.



* 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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* The AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'' satires the Frog Prince example. Ganon turns Link In ''WesternAnimation/TheThirteenGhostsOfScoobyDoo'' episode "Reflections In A Ghoulish Eye," Daphne is put under a spell which sends her into a frog, and a witch informs him deep sleep that the can only cure is the be broken by a kiss of from a princess (Ganon apparently "knows Danish prince. Scooby, a Great Dane and dressed in a prince's outfit, licks Daphne's face and breaks the classics well"). When Link points out that he curse.
* Subverted in ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh''. In ''Dragon Games'' [[spoiler:Apple White]] falls into a magic induced coma. [[spoiler:Daring Charming]]
tries to get Zelda 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.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/FrostyTheSnowman'' sequel ''Frosty's Winter Wonderland'', Frosty acquires a snow-bride in his DistaffCounterpart Crystal (who's brought
to kiss 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 OncePerEpisode and never succeeds, the witch gripes "I said it was simple! I didn't say it'd be ''easy''!"to life, Crystal brings Frosty back around with a kiss.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "The Prince And The Hopper", Prince Theodore has been turned into a frog and must receive a kiss from the one who truly loves him within a few days or else he will become a frog forever. The prince thinks that his bride-to-be Lady Jasmine is the one who truly loves him, but Smurfette finds out that [[GoldDigger she's only interested in his money]]. Just as Prince Theodore is about turn permanently into a frog, Smurfette confesses her love for the prince and kisses him, restoring him to his true human form.
* In the ''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.



* 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''!"



* In one ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' cartoon, an unnamed WickedWitch kidnapped [[ActionGirlfriend Sweet Polly]] and put her under the typical thousand-year sleeping princess spell that had this type of cure, but it had a twist; the witch knew that, but she only told Polly, lying to Underdog later (saying that only she could reverse the spell) so she could blackmail him into doing her evil deeds for her. Underdog found loopholes to complete two of her demands without hurting anyone, but with the third - helping her conquer the world - he saw no way to do without compromising his morals, so he decided he had no choice but to leave Sweet Polly as she was... [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge After beating the tar out of the witch]], of course. A fierce battle later, the witch perished when her broom - a SoulJar, of sorts - was destroyed - and her now-free formerly oppressed subjects made a promise to Underdog that they and all their descendants would watch Polly for as long as they had to until the thousand-year curse expired. Believing that was the best he could hope for, the hero decided to leave with a final kiss. By pure luck, he discovered the cure.
* In ''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 ''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.
* ''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.]]



* 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.

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* Subverted in ''Franchise/EverAfterHigh''. The animated ''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.
*
In ''Dragon Games'' [[spoiler:Apple White]] falls ''WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs'' episode "The Prince And The Hopper", Prince Theodore has been turned into a magic induced coma. [[spoiler:Daring Charming]] tries to revive frog and must receive a kiss from the one who truly loves him within a few days or else he will become a frog forever. The prince thinks that his bride-to-be Lady Jasmine is the one who truly loves him, but Smurfette finds out that [[GoldDigger she's only interested in his money]]. Just as Prince Theodore is about turn permanently into a frog, Smurfette confesses her with love for the prince and kisses him, restoring him to his true human form.
* ''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.]]
* In one ''WesternAnimation/{{Underdog}}'' cartoon, an unnamed WickedWitch kidnapped [[ActionGirlfriend Sweet Polly]] and put her under the typical thousand-year sleeping princess spell that had this type of cure,
but is unable to. It is [[spoiler:his sister Darling]] who resuscitates her by it had a twist; the witch knew that, but she only told Polly, lying to Underdog later (saying that only she could reverse the spell) so she could blackmail him into doing CPR. It has... [[AmbiguouslyGay interesting]] [[SiblingTriangle implications]] her evil deeds for her. Underdog found loopholes to complete two of her demands without hurting anyone, but with the third - helping her conquer the world - he saw no way to do without compromising his morals, so he decided he had no choice but to leave Sweet Polly as she was... [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge After beating the tar out of the witch]], of course. A fierce battle later, the witch perished when interpreted her broom - a SoulJar, of sorts - was destroyed - and her now-free formerly oppressed subjects made a promise to Underdog that they and all their descendants would watch Polly for as long as they had to until the thousand-year curse expired. Believing that was the best he could hope for, the hero decided to leave with a KissOfLife.final kiss. By pure luck, he discovered the cure.
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* Inverted in Maggie Stiefvater's ''Literature/TheRavenCycle''. If the main character kisses her true love, he will die, not be saved. Blue has been warned about this since she was young and has gone her life never kissing anyone just to be safe. In the second book when Adam (who she hasn't told about the curse) angrily confronts her about the fact that she barely let's him touch her and won't kiss him and acts like she's hiding something. Around when he finds out and demands that she stop tip-toeing around it [[spoiler: she refuses to kiss him and they both know it's more because they know he'll live than because she doesn't want to kill him. This is what eventually leads to their break-up.]]

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* Inverted in Maggie Stiefvater's ''Literature/TheRavenCycle''. If the main character kisses her true love, he will die, not be saved. Blue has been warned about this since she was young and has gone her life never kissing anyone just to be safe. In the second book when Adam (who she hasn't told about the curse) angrily confronts her about the fact that she barely let's lets him touch her and won't kiss him and acts like she's hiding something. Around when he finds out and demands that she stop tip-toeing around it [[spoiler: she refuses to kiss him and they both know it's more because they know he'll live than because she doesn't want to kill him. This is what eventually leads to their break-up.]]



** House Raith of the White Court of vampires are incubi and sucubi feeding primarily on Lust. If they try to feed on a person who is in a genuine loving relationship, of mutual sacrifice and trust, that person is protected by love and it burns the vampire. In ''Turn Coat'' one woman who is protected by Love magic uses her kiss to ''burn'' a sucubus which threatened to attack her (after her incubus love beat down the sucubus first).
** Jenny Greenteeth puts [[spoiler:Georgia]] under a "Sleeping Beauty" type spell in a plot of BrideAndSwitch. What is truly dangerous is if [[spoiler:Will Borden]] had married Jenny and kissed her at the end of the ceremony not only would the groom have bound himself in a deep contract with this dangerous fae, but the groom's True Love Kiss would have not woken his true bride upon discovering the deceit. It isn't a True Love's Kiss, by the rules of the universe, as he married another first, so he really didn't love the real one.

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** House Raith of the White Court of vampires are incubi and sucubi succubi feeding primarily on Lust. If they try to feed on a person who is in a genuine loving relationship, of mutual sacrifice and trust, that person is protected by love and it burns the vampire. In ''Turn Coat'' one woman who is protected by Love magic uses her kiss to ''burn'' a sucubus succubus which threatened to attack her (after her incubus love beat down the sucubus succubus first).
** Jenny Greenteeth puts [[spoiler:Georgia]] under a "Sleeping Beauty" type spell in a plot of BrideAndSwitch. What is truly dangerous is if [[spoiler:Will Borden]] had married Jenny and kissed her at the end of the ceremony not only would the groom have bound himself in a deep contract with this dangerous fae, but the groom's True Love Love's Kiss would have not woken his true bride upon discovering the deceit. It isn't a True Love's Kiss, by the rules of the universe, as he married another first, so he really didn't love the real one.



* Given an AffectionateParody in ''Literature/TheWorstWitch'' series finale. The girls accidentally summon the WickedWitch from Sleeping Beauty and she puts everyone to sleep. Mildred is able to make her drawing of Prince Percy come to life to wake everyone with his kiss. Hilariously that means he had to kiss the entire four years' worth of girls to wake them up - including the teachers.

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* Given an AffectionateParody in ''Literature/TheWorstWitch'' series finale. The girls accidentally summon the WickedWitch from Sleeping Beauty ''Sleeping Beauty'' and she puts everyone to sleep. Mildred is able to make her drawing of Prince Percy come to life to wake everyone with his kiss. Hilariously Hilariously, that means he had to kiss the entire four years' worth of girls to wake them up - including the teachers.



* Among the many myths about [[FantasticFoxes Kumiho]] from Myth/KoreanMythology, one of the more benevolent ways they can become human is to find a human lover who loves them for them and kiss one another.

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* Among the many myths about [[FantasticFoxes Kumiho]] from Myth/KoreanMythology, one of the more benevolent ways they can become human is to find a human lover who loves them for them themselves and kiss one another.kisses them.



* 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 ''The Book of Erotic Fantasy 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.



* A rather {{darker|AndEdgier}} and [[HotterAndSexier less PG-rated]] version shows up in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', in which having sex with [[BlackMagicianGirl Morrigan]] can [[spoiler:[[DeusSexMachina prevent one of the Wardens from having to]] [[HeroicSacrifice die after slaying the Archdemon]]]]. Though it is something of a subversion, as love is in no way required.

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* A rather {{darker|AndEdgier}} and [[HotterAndSexier less PG-rated]] version shows up in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', in which having sex with [[BlackMagicianGirl Morrigan]] can [[spoiler:[[DeusSexMachina prevent one of the Wardens from having to]] [[HeroicSacrifice die after slaying the Archdemon]]]]. Though it is It ''is'' something of a subversion, though, as love is in no way required.
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* It happens a few times, as well as being discussed and lampshaded, in the [[Fanfic/{{Cinderjuice}} Contractually Obligated Chaos]] series, because the stories are based on Disney fairy tales.



* 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 ''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.room.
** Played straight, meanwhile, in several other games in the series. As the entire series is brimming with {{Fairy Tale Motif}}s, this is to be expected.
1st Jun '16 9:19:41 PM PaulA
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* In PatriciaCWrede's ''[[EnchantedForestChronicles Talking to Dragons]]'', a book in a series famous for modernizing fairy tales without subverting them, Daystar uses this to transform Shiara back from being turned into stone.

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* In PatriciaCWrede's ''[[EnchantedForestChronicles Creator/PatriciaCWrede's ''[[Literature/EnchantedForestChronicles Talking to Dragons]]'', a book in a series famous for modernizing fairy tales without subverting them, Daystar uses this to transform Shiara back from being turned into stone.
28th May '16 8:57:21 PM nombretomado
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* Used as an important plot point in the PlayStation character ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' fanfic [[http://www.fanart-central.net/stories/user/CreamandPoppufan166/59448/Kaze-Kaze-Kaze Kaze! Kaze! Kaze!]] when Klonoa kisses Lolo for the first time, causing her sickness to weaken. It is used again near the end of the story when Klonoa kisses Lolo while she's in pain giving birth to her daughter.

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* Used as an important plot point in the PlayStation UsefulNotes/PlayStation character ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}}'' fanfic [[http://www.fanart-central.net/stories/user/CreamandPoppufan166/59448/Kaze-Kaze-Kaze Kaze! Kaze! Kaze!]] when Klonoa kisses Lolo for the first time, causing her sickness to weaken. It is used again near the end of the story when Klonoa kisses Lolo while she's in pain giving birth to her daughter.
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