Created By: Earnest on September 23, 2010
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A form of Supernatural Aid where the character receives a blessing in the form of an evil/harm repellent amulet or blessing.

It might make the character burn evil creatures to the touch, causes a Glamour Failure revealing their nature, or prevents harm from befalling them. Of course, an un-harmable protagonist is too close to being an Invincible Hero, so the charm likely has limitations either in the wording, the method, range, or another part of the protection. Likewise, it may not protect allies or actively defeat villains, either.

Named after the kiss the Good Witch of the South gave to Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.
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  • September 23, 2010
    Starry-Eyed
    Needs A Better Title.

    • In Barbie Of Swan Lake, the Fairy Queen gives Odette an amulet to protect her from harm...after she's turned into a swan, unfortunately.
  • September 23, 2010
    Tannhaeuser
    In the film, Glinda implies that the Ruby Slippers themselves are these: "Remember, never let those Ruby Slippers off your feet for a moment, or you'll be at the mercy of the Wicked Witch of the West."

    Amulet Of Protection? Supernatural Protection? (Heh, makes one wonder if the Good Witch ever asks, "Are you wearing protection?")
  • September 23, 2010
    randomsurfer
    Doesn't Eragon give a blessing to a girl, but because he fucks up the words it goes Horribly Right? *a brief websearch later* Ah yes, here it is. (Exact Words and Blessed With Suck too):
    Elva is an orphaned baby Eragon attempts to bless but accidentally curses. As a result, Elva is compelled to protect other people from harm at the cost of her own peace of mind. (Eragon intends to say 'May you be shielded from harm' but accidentally says 'May you be a shield from harm'.)
  • September 24, 2010
    Arivne
    Film
    • Constantine. As Constantine and Chas are about to leave to to rescue Angela, Papa Midnight tries to give them a blessing. Constantine refuses it, while Chas accepts it.
    • The Golden Child. Chandler Jarell buys a necklace which ends up protecting him from a demon wielding the Ajanti Dagger.

    Folklore
    • Crosses protecting against vampires probably fits here.

    Literature
    • Spellfire. Shandril is given a magical amulet that will prevent enemies from learning her location. Unfortunately she destroys it when she uses her spellfire ability.

    Tabletop RPG
    • Dungeons And Dragons has had a plethora of protective spells and magic items over the years, such as Bless and Prayer spells and the Brooch of Shielding.
    • GURPS has had plenty of these too.
  • September 29, 2010
    Earnest
    How about Protective Charm, since that can imply a physical object and a spell?
  • September 29, 2010
    dotchan
    The original Mark of Cain in The Bible was intended as a protective charm, but it's now considered to be a curse/mark of shame.
  • September 29, 2010
    Sackett
    Object to the name since it's not an example, the Good Witch kissing Dorothy did not protect her. At least not in the movie- and I don't remember it in the book either.
  • September 29, 2010
    Tannhaeuser
    It is in the book -- Chapter II: The Council With The Munchkins:

    "No, I cannot do that," she [the Witch of the North] replied, "but I will give you my kiss, and no one will dare injure a person who has been kissed by the Witch of the North."

    She came close to Dorothy and kissed her gently on the forehead. Where her lips touched the girl they left a round shining mark, as Dorothy found out soon after.

    It could be argued, though, that the protection is less magically protective in of itself than a matter of not wanting to tick off a powerful witch. In the movie, the Glinda does kiss Dorothy, but the kiss is not stated to be protective at all.

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