Created By: Clevomon on January 23, 2012 Last Edited By: Clevomon on March 8, 2015

Beautiful Singing Voice

A character is noted IN STORY as having a beautiful singing voice, usually a sign of someone who is pure of heart.

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I'll work on crafting a good description later. However, I'm having trouble believing we don't have this one. Please let me know if you find it.

This is an old trope, and the biggest cause of Love at First Note. The Little Mermaid may be the Trope Codifier, but chances are, the trope itself is Older Than Dirt.

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  • January 23, 2012
    Duncan
  • January 23, 2012
    whereismytea
  • January 24, 2012
    X2X
    So, this is like Audio Erotica, but in-universe and primarily based around singing, right? If so, you should probably note that this may become an Informed Ability if the character is never actually shown singing.

    I guess you could say this is the other draw of archetypes like the Idol Singer, but if this isn't explicitly addressed in-story, the example doesn't count, right?

    Like I said before, compare Audio Erotica. See also: Singing Voice Dissonance, Non Singing Voice.

    Video Games
    • Kate Alen of F-Zero is a megastar pop diva known for her soulful vocals, as well as her powerful dance moves.
    • Subverted with Manuela Hidalgo in Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. She really does have a lovely singing voice (which is even shown to soothe her mother Hilda--transformed into a B.O.W. by the effects of the T-Veronica virus--if she sings the lullaby her mother used to sing to her), but her singing causes Krauser to chastise her, as it'll bring attention to the group. The second time Krauser comments on her singing (this time during his perspective of the second and final battle with Hilda), he doesn't even note the quality of her voice, but the possibility that Hilda's strong reaction to the song was due to her previously being human.

    Western Animation
  • January 24, 2012
    Synchronicity
  • January 24, 2012
    Clevomon
    X 2 X, yes, it must be explicitly stated within the story. I don't like the term "erotic" however, because there are often very non-sexual overtones to it (You don't usually see the first terms regarding The Ingenue to be erotic, do you?). It's way more common among women than men for that reason.

    EDIT: Let me provide an example. Most children probably would not qualify as Audio Erotica (with incredibly rare exceptions). They would most certainly fit here. Similarly, a lot of adult men would not fall under this trope, although they'd most certainly fall under Audio Erotica.
  • January 24, 2012
    SKJAM
    A musician in Seven Swordsmen (a Chinese wuxia television series), is noted as having a voice so beautiful "it would melt the snow on Mount Heaven." Even the people who hate him and want him to die for an ill-timed Good Samaritan moment want to hear him sing one last time before the execution.
  • January 25, 2012
    Antigone3
    Alean, Ehlana's maid in the Tamuli, is one of these.
  • January 25, 2012
    DragonQuestZ
    Ariel in The Little Mermaid is noted to have this. In one song, her sisters say "Her voice is like a bell".
  • January 30, 2012
    CoolKitten
    Thumbelina, whose singing voice attracts people to her before they even see her sometimes.
  • January 30, 2012
    Glyndwr
    TV
  • January 30, 2012
    69BookWorM69
    How about the title character in Trilby? Granted she has to be hypnotised to be able to sing, but she is definitely this sort of character. You may recognize the villain of the piece, Svengali.
  • January 30, 2012
    KingZeal
  • January 31, 2012
    69BookWorM69
    Irene Adler Norton is this, both in the Sherlock Holmes canon and in Carole Nelson Douglas' series of novels featuring her. She is an opera singer who had to retreat from public life for a time after her entanglement with the King of Bohemia, but she is actually depicted singing beautifully in both the Doyle story "A Scandal in Bohemia" and in Douglas' novels. Douglas' emphasis on Irene's atypical range seems to be a reflection of Irene's cheerful disregard for 1880s convention (working as a Pinkerton and as an inquiry agent for the Rothchilds, going without a corset in a Liberty dress, wearing men's clothing, smoking).
  • January 31, 2012
    Rytex
    I honestly would say any Disney Princess, not just Ariel.
  • January 31, 2012
    Rognik
    Princess Fiona from Shrek, in a parody of the Disney Princesses.
  • January 31, 2012
    Catbert
    I can think of a number of examples, but until I see an expanded definition, I'm hesitant to provide them.
  • February 1, 2012
    69BookWorM69
    ^ The laconic is a start.
  • February 1, 2012
    Catbert
    Would examples count if they aren't signs of purity or a cause of love at first sight?
  • February 2, 2012
    randomsurfer
    In the Earths Children series, the One Who Is First To Serve The Great Earth Mother (she has no other name) is considered the First in part because of her beautiful singing voice, which helps her to communicate with the spirit world.
  • February 2, 2012
    MiinU

    Anime

  • February 2, 2012
    ForminaSage
    on the topic of laconic things...

    good singing/voice=good heart for laconic wiki?
  • February 5, 2012
    HaggisMcCrablice
    Stooge foil Christine Macintyre used her angelic singing voice to good advantage when she played virtuous princesses, sweethearts, or doting daughter. She never sang in a picture when she played a gun moll or thief.
  • February 5, 2012
    strontium
    Rapunzel in the fairy tale, Rapunzel. (Also as the Disney princess in Tangled).
  • February 6, 2012
    Chabal2
    The guard captain in I Shall Wear Midnight.

    Agnes Nitt, especially in Maskerade.
  • February 6, 2012
    lu127

    Video Game

    Luna from Lunar The Silver Star is known for her extraodinary singing voice in her village.
  • February 10, 2012
    MangeCAT

    Western Animation Pretty much every Disney Princess ever has one of these, most notably,Snow White ,Ariel and Aurora. However, Ariel's is the only one that is actually used as a plot device. Sweetie Belle from My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic has one of these, though she is absolutely terrified of singing in front of an audience. Quite a pity, really.

  • February 10, 2012
    MangeCAT
    At any rate, I'm sorry, but I think this trope is a little too specific.Is it only for characters that are good/pure and can sing well?
  • March 8, 2015
    Gowan
    Apparently it is about all characters who have a beautiful singing voice.

    • Played for laughs in Which Witch: Belladonna has a beautiful singing voice, it comes with being a white witch - she even causes birds to sing more beautiful than before, by just walking by.
  • March 8, 2015
    DAN004
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