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8th Jan '17 12:40:54 PM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded in ''TopTen: The Forty-Niners'', where an officer is grousing about how the whole thing is just a ploy by the heroines.

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* Lampshaded in ''TopTen: ''ComicBook/TopTen: The Forty-Niners'', where an officer is grousing about how the whole thing is just a ploy by the heroines.
21st Dec '16 3:38:00 PM Discar
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And by virgin, we almost always mean a ''[[AlwaysFemale female]]'' virgin. Because [[AManIsNotAVirgin male virgins don't exist. Ever.]] Often, being with another woman [[UnfortunateImplications "doesn't count."]]

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And by virgin, we almost always mean a ''[[AlwaysFemale female]]'' virgin. Because [[AManIsNotAVirgin [[DoubleStandard male virgins don't exist. Ever.]] Often, being with another woman [[UnfortunateImplications "doesn't count."]]



* The last arc of ''[[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]'' before its reboot got a certain amount of use out of Courtney Whitmore (Stargirl) being a virgin -- more specifically, it meant she was unaffectable by the ghost villains the team had to deal with that week. Oddly, this story wasn't written by Geoff Johns, the character's creator who based her on his little sister -- it had more to do with her being the only teenage girl on a team consisting mostly of adult males. Interestingly, the only teenage male on the team [[AManIsNotAVirgin did not have the same advantage...]]

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* The last arc of ''[[ComicBook/JusticeSocietyOfAmerica JSA]]'' before its reboot got a certain amount of use out of Courtney Whitmore (Stargirl) being a virgin -- more specifically, it meant she was unaffectable by the ghost villains the team had to deal with that week. Oddly, this story wasn't written by Geoff Johns, the character's creator who based her on his little sister -- it had more to do with her being the only teenage girl on a team consisting mostly of adult males. Interestingly, the only teenage male on the team [[AManIsNotAVirgin did not have the same advantage...]]



* In ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', the cast has to get through a system that will only let a princess through. [[WholesomeCrossdresser Tip]] is willing and ready to pass as a princess, but one of the tests to pass is a series of questions called the "Purity test". [[TheCasanova Which he very much fails]], as it needs a "total, inexperienced, never-been-kissed virgin". The one person in the team who fits that, much to his annoyance, is [[AManIsNotAVirgin Nick]], a former [[NerdsAreVirgins shut-in nerd]] turned BrainInAJar, who's currently possessing a female drone body.

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* In ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', the cast has to get through a system that will only let a princess through. [[WholesomeCrossdresser Tip]] is willing and ready to pass as a princess, but one of the tests to pass is a series of questions called the "Purity test". [[TheCasanova Which he very much fails]], as it needs a "total, inexperienced, never-been-kissed virgin". The one person in the team who fits that, much to his annoyance, is [[AManIsNotAVirgin Nick]], Nick, a former [[NerdsAreVirgins shut-in nerd]] turned BrainInAJar, who's currently possessing a female drone body.
1st Dec '16 12:11:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Manga/{{Bastard}}!!'' the only way to transform [[NonActionGuy young and meek Rushe Ren-Ren]] into his other self, [[{{Badass}} the ultra powerful]] [[HandsomeLech (and ultra perverted)]] [[{{Badass}} Dark Schneider]], is to perform the "Accept" spell, where a young virgin kisses him. Usually, this is his best friend Yoko. When it doesn't appear to be working the first time they tried it, Yoko's father asks whether she really is one, and is met with a thrown shoe and an assurance that "This girl's chastity is a hun- ''[[TechnicalVirgin eighty]]'' [[TechnicalVirgin percent perfect]]." It ''does'' kick in a few seconds later, so maybe she has a point...

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* In ''Manga/{{Bastard}}!!'' the only way to transform [[NonActionGuy young and meek Rushe Ren-Ren]] into his other self, [[{{Badass}} the ultra powerful]] powerful [[HandsomeLech (and ultra perverted)]] [[{{Badass}} Dark Schneider]], Schneider, is to perform the "Accept" spell, where a young virgin kisses him. Usually, this is his best friend Yoko. When it doesn't appear to be working the first time they tried it, Yoko's father asks whether she really is one, and is met with a thrown shoe and an assurance that "This girl's chastity is a hun- ''[[TechnicalVirgin eighty]]'' [[TechnicalVirgin percent perfect]]." It ''does'' kick in a few seconds later, so maybe she has a point...
6th Nov '16 10:31:41 AM SAMAS
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** Pops up again when a vampire decides to feed on the captured Princess' [[AmazonBrigade guardian maidens]]. He notices by taste that one of them was not a maiden after all.
17th Oct '16 2:31:35 PM Dravencour
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If the user of the Virgin Power is the hero's girlfriend, you can expect this situation to create a lot of dramatic tension between the lovers, as they fight the temptation to do the ''[[CantHaveSexEver one thing]]'' which will render her powers useless. Also, you can expect the villains to try to "relieve" the user of her virginity via rape (even when just killing her from a distance would be the safer and faster option).

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If the user of the Virgin Power is the hero's girlfriend, you can expect this situation to create a lot of dramatic tension between the lovers, as they fight the temptation to do the ''[[CantHaveSexEver one thing]]'' which will render her powers useless. Also, you can expect the villains to try to "relieve" the user of her virginity via rape (even when just killing her from a distance would be the safer and faster option).
option, unless the power in question doesn't allow for this).
30th Sep '16 7:11:52 PM MsChibi
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And by female virgin, we generally mean a sweet, young (but adult), [[TheIngenue beautiful, innocent, wholesome]] virgin. The ActionGirl is treated as something of a subversion, as is an actual prepubescent {{child|renAreInnocent}}, and the sour-tempered and ancient OldMaid is always played as if it were a subversion.

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And by female virgin, we generally mean a sweet, young (but adult), [[TheIngenue beautiful, innocent, wholesome]] virgin. The ActionGirl is treated as something of a subversion, as is an actual prepubescent {{child|renAreInnocent}}, a [[HollywoodHomely not-so-conventionally-attractive]] young woman, and the sour-tempered and ancient OldMaid is always played as if it were a subversion.
30th Sep '16 7:08:01 PM MsChibi
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A virgin.

And by virgin, we almost always mean a ''female'' virgin. Because [[AManIsNotAVirgin male virgins don't exist. Ever.]] Often, being with another woman [[UnfortunateImplications "doesn't count."]]

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[[NatureAdoresAVirgin A virgin.

virgin]].

And by virgin, we almost always mean a ''female'' ''[[AlwaysFemale female]]'' virgin. Because [[AManIsNotAVirgin male virgins don't exist. Ever.]] Often, being with another woman [[UnfortunateImplications "doesn't count."]]



And just why would someone need to be a virgin to have access to a special power? Most likely because [[SexIsEvil being a virgin is a generally recognized sign of moral purity]]. Greater moral purity = greater access to God = exclusive access to his power. This is why most Virgin Power tends to be Theurgy—magic which is tied to certain gods or goddesses. (See FunctionalMagic for more details.) Sometimes this ideal of purity can be subverted by having the virgin user of the AppliedPhlebotinum be morally reprehensible in every other aspect of her life. (Which makes one wonder just how accurate virginity ''can'' be as a measuring stick for moral character.)

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And just why would someone need to be a virgin to have access to a special power? Most likely because [[SexIsEvil being a virgin is a generally recognized sign of moral purity]]. Greater moral purity = greater access to God = exclusive access to his power. This is why most Virgin Power tends to be Theurgy—magic which is tied to certain gods or goddesses. (See FunctionalMagic for more details.) Sometimes this ideal of purity can be subverted by having the virgin user of the AppliedPhlebotinum be [[DesignatedHero morally reprehensible in every other aspect of her life. (Which life]], or even be a ''villainess'' instead of a heroine. ([[FridgeLogic Which makes one wonder wonder]] just how accurate virginity ''can'' be as a measuring stick for [[MadonnaWhoreComplex moral character.character]].)
19th Sep '16 10:53:05 PM PaulA
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** Played with in ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality On A Pale Horse]]'' when Luna, despite having been the victim of MindRape and soul tarnishing by a demon, is still technically a physical virgin, so she is acceptable food for a hungry dragoness.
** Also played with in ''For Love Of Evil'' when Parry (a young sorcerer) is about to marry Jolie (a stunning, brilliant woman due to her ability and Parry's training). Someone drives a unicorn into the bridal party, but Jolie is able to call and touch the unicorn, proving she is still a virgin (and stunning her father and the entire town).

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** Played with in ''[[Literature/IncarnationsOfImmortality On A Pale Horse]]'' ''Literature/OnAPaleHorse'' when Luna, despite having been the victim of MindRape and soul tarnishing by a demon, is still technically a physical virgin, so she is acceptable food for a hungry dragoness.
** Also played with in ''For Love Of Evil'' In ''Literature/ForLoveOfEvil'' when Parry (a young sorcerer) is about to marry Jolie (a stunning, brilliant woman due to her ability and Parry's training). Someone training), someone drives a unicorn into the bridal party, but Jolie is able to call and touch the unicorn, proving she is still a virgin (and stunning her father and the entire town).
1st Sep '16 2:33:51 PM mateussf
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* ''Webcomic/SaturdayMorningBreakfastCereal'' makes fun of this trope in comic #[[http://smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=4026 4026]].
27th Jul '16 12:23:32 AM PaulA
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* Sort of inverted in Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy Earthsea]]'' series where the main character is a wizard and a virgin, and notes only after [[spoiler: spending and permanently losing his powers]] that he never felt so much as horny while being a wizard. Apparently the two are linked inversely in his case. Other characters however have no trouble being both wizards and married. ''Sorcerers'' can be married or otherwise not celibate, but wizards can't. The magical hierarchy in Earthsea goes Witches<Sorcerers<Wizards<Mages. The first two needn't be celibate, but it's a requirement for the second two. Ged, being a mage, is celibate and almost certainly a virgin [[spoiler: that is, until the end of ''Tehanu'', but at that point he's not a mage anymore]]. It's implied in ''Tehanu'' that wizards use spells to suppress their sex drive in order to keep it from being a problem.

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* Sort of inverted in Creator/UrsulaKLeGuin's ''[[Literature/EarthseaTrilogy Earthsea]]'' ''Literature/{{Earthsea}}'' series where the main character is a wizard and a virgin, and notes only after [[spoiler: spending [[spoiler:spending and permanently losing his powers]] that he never felt so much as horny while being a wizard. Apparently the two are linked inversely in his case. Other characters however have no trouble being both wizards and married. ''Sorcerers'' can be married or otherwise not celibate, but wizards can't. The magical hierarchy in Earthsea goes Witches<Sorcerers<Wizards<Mages. The first two needn't be celibate, but it's a requirement for the second two. Ged, being a mage, is celibate and almost certainly a virgin [[spoiler: that [[spoiler:that is, until the end of ''Tehanu'', but at that point he's not a mage anymore]]. It's implied in ''Tehanu'' that wizards use spells to suppress their sex drive in order to keep it from being a problem.
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