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4th Jun '16 6:53:24 PM LadyNorbert
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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.
28th May '16 5:32:05 AM isoycrazy
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' this concept does exist and can be the bane of certain magical creatures or spells.
** 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.
3rd May '16 3:14:41 AM Arivne
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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.
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.]]
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