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Heart Is Health
Heart used to symbolize health and life.
(permanent link) added: 2011-05-23 00:49:14 sponsor: Korodzik (last reply: 2011-05-24 05:28:15)

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A common bit of widely understood symbolism in Video Games: a heart is used to represent someone's health or life. The Life Meter or lives counter may be made of hearts, and health-related pickups may be in the shape of hearts as well (see Heart Container).

The reason for using the heart here is because of its positive connotations: "lifeblood", love, as well as it being considered the most important organ for a long time (nowadays, the "vital organ" is thought to be the brain, but brains are rather squicky and have different, intellectual connotations entirely).

See Heart Symbol.


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