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[[caption-width-right:350:''[[WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic TASTE THE RAINBOW, MOTHA'FUCKA!]]'']]

->''"I mentioned earlier that a cat being hit in the head with a paper airplane was the hardest shot anyone's taken in the history of the ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}''. I wasn't kidding. Kids today are spoiled with punches to the face and flying kicks but in the '80s cartoon action heroes weren't allowed to commit any direct violence. So how did they fight? Well, the two most common forms of combat were mind rays and passionate embraces."''
-->-- '''{{Creator/Seanbaby}}''', "[[http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-super-friends-villains-that-didnt-give-4023252A_p2/#ixzz2fq4pNaP0 6 Super-Friends Villains That Didn't Give a Shit]]"

One character bombards the other character's mind with peace, joy, [[ThePowerOfLove love]], [[PreciousPuppies puppies]], [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows rainbows]] [[TastesLikeDiabetes and other such sweet stuff]]. Sometimes it will cause damage to or drive off TheHeartless, TheUndead, Demons, and other enemies that are MadeOfEvil. When used on good guys, it may bolster morale and heal them in body and spirit. For this reason it's generally used by heroes against villains.

In some cases may work due to a combination of EvilCannotComprehendGood and GoMadFromTheRevelation. Can be a practical use of [[HeartBeatDown Heart]], and in some cases may even cause a VillainousBSOD and BrainwashingForTheGreaterGood. Thus it is both a sister trope to and the polar opposite of MindRape.

Compare MentalAffair (the "adult" version of this), GettingSmiliesPaintedOnYourSoul (no less forceful, but not as overt).

Compare and contrast HolyHandGrenade, ReviveKillsZombie and HeartBeatdown. See also SuperCuteSuperPowers.

[[TropeNamer Named]] for the "attack" used by the ''Franchise/CareBears'', naturally. The [[SpaceWhaleAesop moral]] here being: "Never mess with a humanoid bear with a laser cannon in its chest."


[[folder:Anime and Manga]]
* In ''Anime/MobileSuitZetaGundam'', Kamille tried to pull this with Haman, but all it did was tick her off. Namely, Haman used to have a one-sided crush on Char as a teenager but he rejected her, which she [[WomanScorned took as a personal betrayal]]; what Kamille did was to show Haman a Newtype vision of herself and Char in a happy relationship, which resulted in Haman angrily calling Kamille a hypocrite for claiming that people can understand each other while messing with her head.
* All over the place in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamUnicorn''.
** During their second duel, Banagher almost kills Marida [[BrainwashedAndCrazy while under the effect of the Unicorn's NT-D]] before she [[spoiler:shows him her [[SexSlave memories]] as Puru Twelve]]. He instantly finds the mental fortitude to restrain the system and spare her life.
** Banagher attempts this with Loni, but a combination of her deep-seated revenge issues and the Shamblo's malfunctioning psycommu renders it ineffective. [[spoiler:Riddhe is forced to MercyKill her in order to save Banagher.]]
** In the final episode, Riddhe has a rather traumatic Newtype awakening during battle, so Mineva and Marida try this to calm him down. [[spoiler:It almost works before the Banshee's rifle bumps against the Banshee's exposed psycoframe, turning the Mind Hug into a MindRape of the sensory overload kind that causes Riddhe to reflexively grab the rifle and blow Marida away. She finishes the job anyway as a Newtype ghost, reducing Riddhe into a [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone sobbing wreck]].]]
* Basically the entire point of the [[LimitBreak Trans-Am Raiser]] in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundam00''.
* Franchise/{{Digimon}}:
** Monzaemon, a teddy-bear-like whose main attack is the "Hearts Attack! With a hug!". It causes the opponent to float about in a heart-shaped bubble and giggle merrily.
** His EvilCounterpart, Waru Monzaemon ("Waru" means "evil"), has the Heart''break'' Attack, which causes the opponent to break down into a sobbing ball of {{Wangst}} for a few minutes.
* ''Manga/WeddingPeach'' uses this as a FinishingMove and its targets always HeelFaceTurn because of it.
* Kenzou Tenma of ''Anime/{{Monster}}'' tries doing this to Johan early on [[spoiler: to stop him from killing one of his patients]]. It didn't work.
* [[LoveFreak Amelia]], [[NiceGuy Gourry]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Zelgadis]] of ''{{LightNovel/Slayers}}'' tried this once on a member of the Mazoku race, which feeds on negative emotions. It was so effective that they had him writhing on the ground in pain.
%% * Honda Tohru of ''Manga/FruitsBasket'' makes Akito do a double take towards the end of the manga. Akito chases Tohru to the edge of a cliff with a knife, and Tohru looks like she has no chance to escape. What does she say? [[spoiler:"We didn't get off to a very good start, did we? Why don't we start over. Hello, I'm Honda Tohru. Let's be friends."]]
%% ** She also does this to Akito in episode 26 of the anime.
* Double-Subverted in the ''LightNovel/HaruhiSuzumiya'' anime. After Kyon laments that he'd like to have even a bit of Haruhi's super-confidence, she gives him a '''DeathGlare''' and then supposes she has sent "warm energy" into Kyon's body. Kyon, in his usual [[DeadpanSnarker snarky]] attitude replies "I felt like my life was in danger.." Nothing else more completely illustrates how out-of-touch Haruhi is with [[spoiler:her own [[RealityWarper nigh-omnipotence]].]] Interestingly, once the battle started, he got into the game to the point that he was shouting his attack orders at the computer. Wouldn't Haruhi think it a bit strange if Kyon had immediately burst into full hot-blooded confidence as soon as she stared him down? [[FridgeBrilliance A delayed reaction?]]
---> '''Itsuki''': It sounds like someone's getting serious about this game.
* ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' has a few attacks that simply "heal" or "purify" monsters or transformed humans. These are spliced in with all the ''lethal'' attacks she uses.
** Sailor Chibi Moon attacks with "Pink Sugar Heart Attack". In the [[Anime/SailorMoon anime]], it rarely works - and when it does, it tends to be more of a nuisance used for humor. She eventually joins Sailor Moon in a ''lethal'' attack during [=SuperS=]. In the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]], [[LittleMissBadass her attacks are all lethal]] despite still having names like [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower "Pink Sugar Heart Attack".]]
* Expoilted by a villain in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'', by [[spoiler:Mukuro's father, who had used her as a sex toy since birth, and threw her out after she had thrown acid on herself to make herself less appealing.]] The mind hug was implanted into her at a very young age, giving her conflicting feelings of joy and happiness with her father whenever there were thoughts of death and revenge. This left him safe from her but unprepared for Hiei's attack, who took this situation and made her a "sweet" birthday present, if we read "sweet" to mean "thoughtful, but still some pretty damn creepy." They're {{youkai}}, so it works.
* In ''Majuutsukai no Shojo'', the heroine Kashe gets a mental link to a [[EldritchAbomination demon]] that experiences positive emotions as negative and negative as positive and is eating her soul. When she figures this out, she inverts the process and gleefully tortures it into submission by focusing on her good feelings.
* Another manga example: In ''Manga/KareKano'' volume 16, Rika and Tsubasa [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/kare_kano/v16/c077/11.html Care Bear Stare]] [[spoiler: Arima's [[EvilMatriarch horrid biological mother]]]] into submission.
* In the early episodes of ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' (episode 2 to be exact), Belldandy does this a lot to Keiichi.
* Fans joke about ''[[Franchise/LyricalNanoha Nanoha's]]'' attacks being this, to the point that "[[DefeatMeansFriendship befriend]]" has become a synonym for "utterly defeat". ''Multiverse Crisis {{MUSH}}'' has turned it into an [[http://multiverse-crisis.wikidot.com/nanoha actual ability:]]
-->'''Friendship Beamspam''': Despite her total obliviousness to it, Nanoha has the strange and unexplainable ability to befriend anyone she causes physical harm to, ever since an incident wherein she slapped someone in first grade and they became her best friend. Studies and tests have confirmed this ability, though even Multiversal technology is at a loss to explain how or why it works. Is it radiation from the lasers? Some sort of Aura? No one knows, but it can generally be assumed that physical harm dealt by Nanoha will result in her making a new friend, with the degree of physical damage directly proportional to the level of friendship. How this translates to Aurics in the Multiverse has yet to be tested. (Consent Required where applicable.)
* Tsutomu to Nataru in ''Anime/BirdyTheMighty Decode'' 02.
* The "Love Beam" was the specialty of Getalong in ''Anime/FlintTheTimeDetective''. It helped calm down berserk Time Shifters, and occasionally prevent other fights/arguments from happening.
* The title character's [[MagicDance dancing]] seems to do something like this in ''Anime/PrincessTutu''.
* The various Forte/Fortissimo attacks from ''Anime/HeartCatchPrettyCure'' are like this, as the attacks end up purifying the Heart Flowers of an affected human, freeing them from their problems. Erika Kurumi/Cure Marine has the dubious honor of being hit with it twice, the second time showing that it does bring about a calming effect on them and when a Giant Snackie is hit with one, he just turns his suit white, but he still works for the bad guys.
** While ''Heartcatch'' elaborated on them the most, similar attacks are common throughout the ''Anime/PrettyCure'' franchise, starting almost from the very beginning with [[Anime/FutariWaPrettyCure Rainbow Therapy]].
* The manga version of ''Manga/{{Trigun}}'' features an incredibly long climax whose final resolution involves [[AllLovingHero Vash]] giving every plant on the planet, in the form of [[EvilTwin Knives']] BodyHorror collective thing, a Care-Bear Stare via ''bullet''. He reminds all of them [[spoiler: about the humans they always wanted to protect, so they detach from the KillAllHumans party, and then it rains angels.]]
** It affects Knives, too. [[spoiler: He apologizes, and apparently dies. But later-apparently he had just enough energy left to pull together a human form, and get a NiceHat to spend his final years wearing. He doesn't tell Vash.]]
* In ''Manga/SoulEater'', Maka matches soul wavelengths with Crona to confront [[AmbiguousGender hir]] [[spoiler:leading to them appearing to each other as children, with Maka erasing the border in the sand Crona put around hirself. When we go back to the real world it seems to just make Crona crazier, but then Maka finishes the job with a regular CooldownHug.]]
* In ''Anime/SpacePatrolLuluco,'' after it turns out that [[spoiler:[[LoveInterest Alpha Omega Nova]]]] was an EmptyShell working for the BigBad, [[NaiveEverygirl Luluco]] discovers that she still cares about him and winds up blasting him with her own feelings. It not only [[WhatIsThisFeeling gives him emotions]], it [[spoiler:makes him love her back. Because no matter how stupid a middle-schooler's crush is, [[MundaneMadeAwesome it is STRONG]]]].
* ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'' introduces Smile World, a normal spell card that gives 100 ATK points to all monsters currently on the field, for every monster currently on the field. Visually on the anime, it spreads smiley faces all over the field, and paints cartoonish happy smiles on all monsters. This same card got some protagonism and even secured wins on the duels that acted as a reverse [[MindRape Mind Crush]] for [[spoiler:Edo/Aster Phoenix]], making them ultimately defect from Academia after previously [[spoiler:going completely bonkers at the sole thought that dueling can be a fun thing to do]].

[[folder:Comic Books]]
* In ''Comicbook/TeenTitans'' #58, Miss Martian fights her [[EnemyWithin evil inner conscience]] by assaulting it with puppies.
* The DC character Faith has been described as a psychic "warm and fuzzy generator". Her mere presence makes people feel good and get along better.
* Comicbook/TheAvengers have a former member, Starfox, who has the power to project good feelings. He mostly uses this to get laid. This is only to be expected, given his real name is Eros.
** ComicBook/SheHulk tries to bring him up on charges of rape, since Starfox ''is'' essentially Roofieman. The resolution of that arc is that he never knowingly used his powers to that extent on anyone who wasn't already up for casual sex, but that Thanos had injured him so that he temporarily lost conscious control of them.
* In the first arc of his old solo series, SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}} has to save the world from a creature that would make everyone perfectly happy... so joyous in fact, that they wouldn't have free will. 'Pool is pretty mad that his big heroic act involves killing the bringer of pure bliss. His method is [[spoiler: '''KICKING CAPTAIN AMERICA IN THE BALLS''']] which turns out to be an [[CrowningMomentOfFunny effective method]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome for Deadpool.]]
* In the ''ComicBook/MaximumCarnage'' crossover, Franchise/SpiderMan and his friends built a Care-Bear Stare raygun and used it to mellow out most of the villains that had teamed up with Carnage. But since Carnage had never experienced such positive emotions before, the effect on him was more akin to MindRape.
* ComicBook/{{Zatanna}} once used the MindHug in order to ''MindRape'' someone. [[ComicBook/IdentityCrisis She "reprogrammed" Doctor Light]], a vicious rapist, trying to pull out a good side that wasn't really there. What she succeeded in doing was creating an inept villain, but the idea was there. (This is the RetCon to ''try'' to make Doctor Light a threat: he ''used'' to actually be one, and the IneffectualSympatheticVillain we know and love is the result of attempted HeelFaceBrainwashing.)
** Depending on your interpretation she either had slightly more success or ''much'' greater failure when she attempted the same thing in the pages of Franchise/TheFlash. Barry Allen asked her to try to make The Top, a recurring villain of his, an actual ''hero''. It worked, at first. But Top now had a conscience and couldn't deal with the horrible things he had done. He went nuts and started trying to do the same to other Flash villains. It didn't end well.
* In ''ComicBook/{{Lucifer}}'', fallen cherub [[MeaningfulName Gaudium]], backed into a corner by a [[MindRape mind-raping]] people-eating monster, defeats it by radiating "joy and love and peace. Just like it says on the label"
* Used by name on Illyria in Series/{{Angel}}: After the Fall when the psychic floating fish Betta George flooded Illyria's original form with Wesley and Spike's memories of Fred.
* In ''ComicBook/XMen'' Professor X has used his psychic powers to deliver a super mind hug, built of all the positive thoughts he could find to drive off ScaryDogmaticAliens.
** He did it again in The [[ComicBook/UltimateMarvel Ultimate Universe]] to stun Gah Lak Tus.
* In a Manga version of ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', Kirk met up with an entity called the Bandi Bear, which was a living teddy bear with empathic capabilities. Kirk found the only way to "conquer" it was to approach it with love.
** This differs from his [[BoldlyComing usual approach to First Contact]], how?
* Noora in ''ComicBook/{{The 99}}'' has the power to shine light at people, making them see their own inner darkness and feel guilt. [[MeaningfulName Not coincidentally, "noor" means "light" in Arabic.]]
* [[Comicbook/GhostRider Marvel's Mephisto]] gets this very often. In a WhatIf he traps the ComicBook/SilverSurfer in his hellplane, only to burn because of the purity of his soul. Likewise when Doctor Doom's mother Cynthia redeemed her soul, she ascended to heaven and burned him.
* In ''Franchise/GreenLantern'', the Indigo Tribe is made up of reformed villains whose rings provide them with a compassionate outlook... in many cases, not entirely willingly. When the rings come off... hoo, boy.
** Blue Lanterns have a similar ability, their blue rings able to cool down the rage of Red Lanterns.
** One storyline deals with [[DeathByOriginStory Abin]] [[ImDyingPleaseTakeMyMacGuffin Sur's]] relationship with the tribe (and the antagonism he had with Indigo-1).
* In the "[[ComicBook/TheBlackRing Black Ring]]" storyline in ''ComicBook/ActionComics'', Lex Luthor releases the Zone Child (a creature that intended to purge all negative emotion from the universe) from the Phantom Zone and defeats it. He gains its full power and proceeds to use it as the Zone Child would. We then get a montage of Franchise/TheDCU (the ''entirety'' of it) experiencing eternal bliss. Luthor learns that he can only keep his newfound power as long as he doesn't do anything negative, [[StatusQuoIsGod so]] [[HisOwnWorstEnemy of course the first thing he does is try to kill Superman]]. This led to the Joker, of all people, commenting about how Luthor, with his pettiness, squandered the ultimate power to do good.
* In ''[[Franchise/SpiderMan Amazing Spider-Man #700]]'', [[spoiler:Peter (trapped in Doctor Octopus' dying body after a FreakyFridayFlip) uses a Care Bear Stare consisting of his own memories to convince Doc Ock to be a true hero. The result is ''The Superior Spider-Man''.]]

* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}/Literature/{{GoodOmens}}'' crossover ''[[http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5021697/16/Doppelgangers Doppelgangers]]'', Carmine Zuigiber, the malevolent persona of War, is neutralised by making her a prisoner of the Happiness Fairy. It is truly Hell for Red.
* ''FanFic/DungeonKeeperAmi'': Ami gets the emotional trauma she suffered from her earlier MindRape of Malleus cured by [[spoiler: going to a temple of the Light Gods]].

* In the now-defunct ''Film/CaptainEo'', Michael Jackson does this (combined with ThePowerOfRock) to the evil queen and her minions.
* In ''Film/GhostbustersII'', TheTeam are able to channel the positive emotions of New Yorkers to weaken Vigo the Carpathian's hate-slime by coating the interior of the Statue of Liberty with positively-charged slime and getting her to walk by playing "Higher and Higher". Once inside the museum they're able to release Janosz from Vigo's power by spraying him with mood slime.
* ''Film/LittleNicky''.
-->'''Nicky:''' Release the good.
-->[shoots rainbows out of hands and group of bunnies appear]
-->'''Nicky:''' Yes, they're furry.
-->'''Demon:''' Bunny, Bunny, Bunny, Bunny!
* ''Film/XMenFilmSeries''
** ''Film/XMenFirstClass'': [[Characters/XMenFilmSeriesProfessorCharlesXavier Charles Xavier]] uses his telepathy to help Erik Lehnsherr recall a happy memory from long ago in order to unlock the full potential of his friend's powers.
** ''Film/XMenApocalypse'': [[spoiler:A dying and weakened Professor X enters a state of DissonantSerenity so that he can focus his residual psychic powers to transmit to Jean Grey his absolute faith in her that she can let loose the Phoenix without killing him. Through ThePowerOfLove, she finally sheds her deep-seated misgivings, and she's able to direct her devastating flames solely at the intended target (namely Charles' would-be murderer Apocalypse).]]
* ''Film/{{Orgazmo}}'' gives us HotterAndSexier variation. The titular superhero has a weapon called orgazmorator which stuns his opponents with, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin orgasms]].
* In ''Franchise/StarWars'', Sith are said to have a skill called [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Dun_Moch Dun Möch]], used to commit psychological warfare against their opponents. Mockery is part of it, but apparently not all. It has an ''inverse'' side which Luke used on Anakin in ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi'', reminding him that he still had good in him. The {{novelization}} makes it clearer that this is actually a power, and Luke is trying to use it to call out the Jedi he's sure is somewhere in the Dark Lord of the Sith. Vader resists on the surface of Endor, but it still has an effect.
** The Sith who most favors it (apart from perhaps Palpatine) is, who else, [[AffablyEvil Count Dooku.]]
* Basically SG-1's entire strategy in ''Film/TheArkOfTruth''. By opening [[SealedGoodInACan the Ark]] in the presence of an Ori Prior, the team intends to [[PsychicLink reveal]] the [[GodGuise true nature]] of the Ori to the entire priesthood, depriving Adria of the faith and belief that powers her abilities.

* This happens in ''Literature/TheInheritanceCycle'' [[spoiler: in TheFinalBattle.]] Eragon and [[spoiler: the old dragons]] join together to defeat [[spoiler: Galbatorix]]. It starts as a reminder of the pain he caused, then turns into a full-blown Care-Bear Stare. [[spoiler: He winds up going even ''crazier'' than he already was, [[DrivenToSuicide and kills himself to make it stop.]] [[NukeEm In a pretty spectacular way.]]]]
* At the end of Madeline L'Engle's novel ''Literature/AWrinkleInTime'', Meg Murray's brother Charles Wallace has been converted to evil by the being called IT. She frees him by concentrating on and expressing her love for him.
** She PONDERED doing it to 'IT'... but she found that impossible; she could never have any love for the EldritchAbomination.
* ''Literature/HowTheGrinchStoleChristmas''. Not intentionally done by the citizens of Whoville, but probably the definitive example of this trope.
* Something like this happens to [[spoiler:Wendy Nogard]] in ''Literature/WaysideSchool Gets A Little Stranger'' when she tries to use her evil telepathic powers on Mrs. Jewls' baby: [[spoiler:"Babies don't think in words. Miss Nogard heard pure love. And trust. And faith. With no words to get in the way. It was a love so strong that it dissolved away all the bitterness that had been caked around her heart."]]
* Happened in the conclusion of ''The Witch Returns''. The villain is finally defeated when the entire family of the protagonists gathers in a circle around her and assaults her -- with acceptance and general goodness. All her evil power fades away, leaving only a kitten, which apparently symbolizes the bit of goodness that was left in her heart.
* Something similar is used in ''Literature/TheWishList'', also by Eoin Colfer. Apparently, whenever an act of perfect good is performed, it sets off an explosion in the spiritual plane that leaves ghosts unaffected, but has the same effect as a nuclear bomb on demons, and it leaves a nice scent around them when they end up splattered back in Hell.
* The title character in ''Literature/LordValentinesCastle'' does this. Actually, Creator/RobertSilverberg is fond of this trope in general.
* In Lynne Reid Banks' ''Angela and Diabola,'' the [[MeaningfulName appropriately-named]] Angela telepathically sends her [[PolarOppositeTwins twin sister]] Diabola warm thoughts while the obviously devilish one is being soaked by the rain outside, because she's [[AllLovingHero just that selfless]]. This act of goodness enrages [[EnfanteTerrible Diabola]] so much that she sends in return the wettest, most wicked thoughts she can muster up, which are enough to make Angela convulse in shivers.
** Later on, Angela uses this power on other people. Inverted with Diabola, who can hurt and attack people with her mind.
* Dameon in ''Literature/TheObernewtynChronicles'' and other Empaths are able to bathe people in feelings of calm, love, comfort etc. This just as well for the emotionally repressed protagonist.
* In ''Literature/SwordOfTruth'', magical healing works by sharing the pain of the healed. When someone is affected by an ailment of the soul, the healer has to link his own soul with theirs. This is described as being much more intimate than sex, though not erotic in any way.
* At the climax of the ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' novel, The Deacon's Tale, [[spoiler:The Deacon has Cai Rui's love for his mentor and Iishi's love for his mate telepathically forced into his mind, awakening the atrophied parts of his mind that deal with love and kindness]]. This is made all the more jarring by the recipient's nature as member of a species who consider mind rape as a healthy form of social interaction, and the Care-Bear Stare thus ends up turning him into a self-flagellating, neurotic and suicidal wreck.
** According to the game's sequel, he got better. [[spoiler:So much better, in fact, he ended up [[HeelFaceTurn rebelling against The Great Masters]] and became responsible for a ''[[EnemyMine liir-zuul alliance]]''.]]
* In the ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' series, Jake morphs into a Howler, a member of the foottrooper race of the [[BigBad Crayak]] built to do nothing but have fun destroying and murdering. When Jake learns that all Howlers ever created share a hivemind, he begins pushing all of his memories of love and kindness into it. The end result is that the next time the Howlers are sent to destroy a planet, they try kissing everyone instead.
* In the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novel ''Literature/TruceAtBakura''. [[spoiler: Luke uses the Force to blast light into the darkness in Dev Sibwara's mind, freeing him from the Ssi-Ruuk's MindControl]]
** And in ''[[Literature/NewJediOrder Traitor]]'' Jacen Solo wins back the trust of a Yuuzhan Vong dhuryam (an organic computer that looks like an EldritchAbomination) with "perfect empathy".
** During ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'', Tash Arranda makes friends with [[spoiler: UltimateLifeForm [[PokemonSpeak Eppon]]]] before his creator the BigBad shows up and takes him away. Later he uses it, much more monstrous now, against them, and Tash finds herself calling on TheForce to remind it who she is and that they were friends.
* Jasper in ''Literature/{{Twilight}}''. He is TheEmpath of the Cullens, and is often called on in the first book to calm Bella down with feelings of peace and happiness. Inverted in the fourth book, where Jasper follows Bella around for a while because she is emitting such positive emotions.
* In ''Literature/HarryPotter'', boggarts are creatures that transform into your worst fear. The spell to counter them is "riddikulus," which turns them into something hilarious, and laughter drives boggarts away. Patronuses (Patroni?) do a more solemn, protective version of the same thing to dementors.
** A dark version of this is also how Harry gets [[spoiler:Voldemort]] out of his mind in ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheOrderOfThePhoenix'' when he wishes [[spoiler: he could die, so that he could be with Sirius]]. He continues to use a version of it to keep [[spoiler: Voldemort]] out and to keep his mind out of [[spoiler:Voldemort's.]]
** ''Literature/HarryPotterAndThePhilosophersStone'': Riddle's diary exploited Ginny in a manner similar to the "love bombing" mentioned below. She told him about her everyday troubles and he expressed sympathy, causing her to feel loved and understood. It was all a ruse to make her susceptible to his MindRape.
* ''Literature/FuturologicalCongress'' by Creator/StanislawLem features special drugs benignators that cause severe feats of tenderness and love in humans.
* ''Literature/NightWorld'' series: Maggie does this to [[spoiler:Delos]]. She takes a romp through his head and kisses happiness and light into the darkness. It's not nearly so [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickly sweet]] as that makes it sound.
* ''Literature/TheLastDove'': the Doves, particularly Queen Vasi, have the ability to defuse tension and make people feel at ease.
* In ''Literature/TheHourBeforeMorning'', Jenchae tries this on Elek, but gets more than he bargained for.
* Happens by ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'' by accident. When [[OneManArmy Azjel]] comes to kill Nathaniel, Dora tries to blast him with storm magic, but in panic reaches for love magic. This proves to be actually better, as it awakens the memories of Azjel's mother, therefore bringing back his emotions and humanity. The sheer shock drives him away and when he returns, it's as an ally.

[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* Not exactly a mind hug, but in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', Tuvok initiates a mind-meld with Lon Suder, a mentally disturbed killer. The meld, along with Tuvok's teaching him Vulcan self-discipline, allows Suder to gain some peace. After some time and training, he begins to feel that he might be able to control his homicidal tendencies.
** In ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'', Sarek (Spock's dad) has Bendii's syndrome, a Vulcan disease that leaves them unable to control their emotions. A mindmeld with Picard alleviates his symptoms enough for him to finish a mission. Unfortunately, it turned Picard into a raving lunatic for the duration.
* Inverted in ''Series/{{Star Trek|The Original Series}}'' when Kirk fills his mind with racist hatred to infect an android duplicate that is being made of him via a mind-scan: Spock realises it's not the real Kirk when the android starts insulting him.
* The ''Series/PowerRangersInSpace'' finale "[[CrisisCrossover Countdown to Destruction]]" had the Red Ranger destroy Zordon's chamber, unleashing his goodness on all the bad guys battling. Monsters were turned to dust, humanoid villains were all turned good.
* In ''Series/{{Angel}}'''s third season, post-PlotRelevantAgeUp Connor gets a Care-Bear Stare from Cordelia when he tries to kill her.
** Although later developments suggest it might have been something a little more sinister. After all, it's not like Connor's demeanor towards anyone else improved as a result.
* The cult variant (see ''RealLife'' below) featured in the ''Series/StrangersWithCandy'' two-parter "Blank Stare". It works on Jerri - and when they try it on Chuck, who has supposedly come to rescue her, all it takes is the words "Do you need someone to love you?" before he breaks down crying and gives in.
* One episode of ''Series/{{Bewitched}}'' involved aliens visiting Earth and threatening the neighbors with their terrifying N-guns -- which turns out to stand for "niceness."
* The Doctor pulls this one with a deranged Elizabethan mental patient in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode "The Shakespeare Code".
** The Doctor also frequently uses positive emotions (or ''any'' emotions) against the Cybermen.
* Stark from ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' can psychically transmit memories, making him ideal for calming down those in pain or distress. [[spoiler: He's also very good at helping the dying to cross over.]]
** The Eidolons are legendary for their Care Bare Stare: quite simply, it's a calming aura used to make individuals "see reason," powerful enough to have [[MagnificentBastard Scorpius]], [[TheHero Crichton]], and [[BigBad Emperor Staleek]] cheerfully sitting around a table discussing the terms of a Peace Treaty.
* Annie from ''Series/{{Community}}'' has a will bending stare that the she uses to gain sympathy and, if necessary, shame people into doing the right thing (or, after she gets wise to it, doing what she wants). Jeff is particularly susceptible.
-->'''Jeff:''' You're becoming dangerous, Annie. It's those doe eyes. Disappointing you is like choking [[Film/TheLittleMermaid the Little Mermaid]] with a bike chain.
** Two seasons later...
-->'''Jeff:''' This won't work. The last time you did this, I saved a vial of your tears and I've been slowly building up an immunity.

[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* Compel Emotion in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Magic'' can be used to compel happiness or peace. Ecstasy is a more malicious variant used to incapacitate the target.
* In ''Tabletopgame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Emotion spell in "Happiness" mode makes victims unwilling to attack without an extreme provocation.
* The ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' card "[[http://gatherer.wizards.com/pages/card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=129667 Pacifism]]" essentially disables opponent creatures by making them too peaceful to attack or block.
* ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' gives the Children of Gaia (the most pacifistic of the various Tribes) the Gifts Calm (which allows them to slowly prune away an opponent's Rage, or possibly bring them out of frenzy) and Dazzle (which freezes an opponent in place by giving them a vision of the true beauty of Gaia).

* [[DependingOnTheWriter Depending on the director]], this can happen at the end of Mozart's opera ''Theatre/TheMagicFlute'', when the Queen of the Night is destroyed by the appearance of a family united in love.
* At the end of ''Theatre/PokemonLive'', Mewtwo uses his PsychicPowers to use Ash's memories and pure heart to do this to "Mechamewtwo", the robot super-Pokémon that Giovanni created as his new superweapon after creating Mewtwo backfired on him. This teaches it right from wrong, and it selfdestructs to take down Team Rocket.

[[folder:Video Games]]
* James did this to Dolores in ''VideoGame/ZoneOfTheEnders Dolores i'' when she had a HeroicBSOD via JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind. Appropriate, considering she's a RobotGirl.
* All three ''[[VideoGame/EarthBound Mother]]'' games seem to have the characters using this to beat the final boss.
* Lenneth Valkyrie, of ''VideoGame/ValkyrieProfile'', can use the experience gained by her Einherjar to increase their virtues and reduce their vices to increase their individual [[KarmaMeter "Hero" rating]].
* ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}'': Laharl is subjected to one of these in the form of sexually attractive women spouting optimistic phrases. Given his aversion and (literal) allergy to the aforementioned, his stats are cut in half for the next fight. Flonne spouting "eternal love!" didn't help at all.
** Were Flonne a buxom succubus like the aforementioned attractive women rather than a flat-chested angel, Laharl would likely have been slain outright.
* In ''VideoGame/HaloWars'', one of the skulls players can collect will make any Scarabs on the map fire, instead of the normal blue plasma, a rainbow beam which covers the target in hearts and bubbles.
* In ''VideoGame/GhostbustersTheVideoGame'', if someone gets possessed, you have to hit them with positively charged slime to free them. This same slime also closes ruptures to the ghost world, renders evil black slime inert, and does more damage to certain targets.
* In the Demonflame adventure pack for ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'', you force a demon into temporary servitude. After you rescue some children, it uses the happy thoughts of those children to destroy a magical barrier. Before doing this, the demon informs you that "Regrettably, it will not harm the children."
* ''KingOfDragonPass'' has what players have nicknamed the Chalana Arroy Peace Bomb. An inaccurate summary is that a clan pools its magical power to send one of its members back to the world's creation, where she (re)performs one of the great deeds of that age. By affecting the creation, she [[RewritingReality Rewrites Reality]] in the present. One deed consists of healing everything in sight, so a good enough healer can spam it until everything is sunshine and puppies.
* Paint in ''VideoGame/EpicMickey'' has this effect. It restores damages from thinner and redeems enemies into friends.
* Pyrovision in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2''. Essentially the Pyro character sees him/herself wielding a magical tuba (flamethrower) that sprays rainbows and bubbles (blazing napalm) at the various cartoon creatures (opponents) found in his/her personal candyland (battlefield).
* After you beat Red Faction: Armageddon, you get access to a new gun, a unicorn that shoots a rainbow beam out of its ass, complete with farting noises. I shit you not.
* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', the Queen Mikoto set up barrier around her kingdom of Hoshido so invaders from their warmongering neighbor, Nohr, would become peace loving upon entering the barrier's range. In response to this, the Kingdom of Nohr invented [[TheHeartless Faceless]], soulless undead monsters who have no will to be affected.

* In ''Webcomic/DevilBear'' The "Care Bear Stare" is referred to as a [[http://www.thedevilbear.com/?p=72 "Virtue Bear Condenscending Glare]]". It is a rainbow attack that incites love, serenity, and altruism.
** BlandNameProduct to avoid AG's lawyers biting them, much?
*** Or an intentional parody? Given that it comes from the Virtue Bear's butts in the form of [[{{Fartillery}} a fart]], probably the latter.
* Inverted in an ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}'' [[http://xkcd.com/146/ strip]]; this "Care Bear Stare" is an energy blast that knocks the target down, and the black hat is a long-established identifier of the strip's "{{Jerkass}}" character. WordOfGod says that he got this power from ''[[MadeFromRealGirlScouts eating Care Bears]]''.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'', they do a parody of the ''Film/DungeonsAndDragons'' film. In the film, there is a scene where Damodar does MindRape of the captive Marina Pretensa. In the Nodwick comic, Damodar attempts this on the captive Piffany, the LawfulGood cleric who is [[ThePollyanna all about gumdrops, rainbows, and kittens]]. Her mind is too happy and cheerful for Damodar to take, and he begs her to just take the treasure map and go. (See it [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2003-10-02 here.]])
** Also, a [[http://nodwick.humor.gamespy.com/gamespyarchive/index.php?date=2006-05-17 particularly gruesome variant]] in ''Q4force'' stories.
* The effects of Agatha Heterodyne's "perfect" coffee in ''Webcomic/GirlGenius''. Except on other [[MadScientist Sparks]] who are more overall resistant than normal people, and Jaegermonsters, for whom it's just Verra Gud Coffee, Vit A Nize Kick.
** Admittedly, the Jaeger giving that review was being violently beaten with a wrench while drinking it. (Don't worry, he deserved it)
** She did say she could "fix that" after seeing the initial euphoria, so while the Spark could be resistant, she could also have toned it down....
* In the Superhero arc of ''Webcomic/DragonTails'', Lemuel becomes a villain named Sparkles with the superpower of "Happiness Sparkles", in an attempt to pacify his enemies. It doesn't work particularly well - all it does is make them feel rather happy about beating the snot out of him.
* ''Webcomic/SomethingPositive'', in one of their many RPG storylines, has Davan playing in a game based on statting up kids' toys. Thinking the others would leave their toys unmodded (clearly not knowing how girls play with dolls), he is left with a "stock" Care Bear. His Care-Bear Stare proves useful, though... as a distraction, so the rest of them can rip him apart.
* ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' : an Immortal used a heavy assault Care Bear Stare called a [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2010-07-09 Serenity Spell]] as an emergency InstantSedation for a magic-user going bananas.
* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. [[OmnicidalManiac Black Mage's]] [[KamehameHadoken Hadoken]] is ''powered'' by love, in the sense that a minivan is powered by petroleum: every usage depletes the universe of some of a finite resource. Apparently, the divorce rate increases with each use.
* [[http://www.darklegacycomics.com/251.html This]] ''Webcomic/DarkLegacyComics'' strip, where due to PlayerCharacter predation, only the [[TastesLikeDiabetes sickeningly cute]] ones survive. Only a small group of wolves managed to adapt, and thus was born the Gnome-Eating wolf.
* Another literal example of a Care Bear Stare being parodied in [[http://batfee.deviantart.com/art/Twilight-Sparkle-92552798 this]] ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' comic.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* A literal Care Bear Stare is apparently used as a weapon, similarly to the XKCD example, during the original Music/UltimateShowdownOfUltimateDestiny. It hits Abraham Lincoln and Jackie Chan, knocking them out of sight - Lincoln is later seen dead on the ground, but Chan isn't seen again, and the Care Bear itself also vanishes. Since "only one will survive", it can be presumed that all three are dead.

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* The trope namer is the WesternAnimation/{{Care Bears|1980s}}. Originally conceived as a powerful weapon against the bad guys, ''Adventures in Care-A-Lot'' introduced the notion that it could also be used to heal and cheer up sad Franchise/CareBears and kids. It isn't used nearly as often in ''[[WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareALot Welcome to Care-a-Lot]]''. Through the first fifteen or so episodes, it was only seen once and was used by the bears to simmer down a bully, forcing her to stop bullying another girl and actually talk about the feelings of jealousy she had which led to the bullying in the first place.
** ''WesternAnimation/TheCareBearsMovie'' has it used to try and stop a living evil spell, but it's not enough to stop the villain. That takes ThePowerOfFriendship.
* Maguro from ''WesternAnimation/SushiPack'' frequently uses her telepathic powers to share zen thoughts when an antagonist needs to calm down. In one instance, she used this on her own team mates to make them follow a course of action that they did not agree with.
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheFairlyOddparents'' there exists a race of [[CardCarryingVillain self-proclaimed evil]] aliens whose weaknesses include chocolate, flowers, and hugs. In fact, there was an episode where a [[KillerRabbit Care Bear-eque army of creatures]] invades their planet through the use of cereal boxes and the evil aliens are unable to do anything because the power of Cute exhibited by these creatures is too strong.
** [[spoiler:Until they learn they taste like manure, said aliens' most loved delicacy, at which point they proceed to eat them.]]
** A greater example is shown in "Wishology" as [[spoiler: the Darkness is defeated by blasting it with a celestial smile, turning it into the Kindness]].
* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpectacularSpiderMan'', [[spoiler:Peter is forced into a JourneyToTheCenterOfTheMind by the symbiote trying to convince him to stay with it. Peter's memory of Uncle Ben gives him a MindHug figuratively and literally, by using his memories of his friends and his good deeds to make him strong enough to defeat the symbiote.]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' cartoon, the mechanical Fixit attempts to turn Cyborg into a pure robot, but in linking his brain to Cyborg's, Fixit's mind is flooded with all the simple pleasures of life that he had forgotten after [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul removing his own humanity.]] He releases Cyborg and decides to try to relearn some of what he had lost.
* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', the Elements of Harmony can act like this, complete with bonus points for a literal stare (with GlowingEyesOfDoom) being the final part of the spell. Or they can just exile ponies to the moon.
** In "The Return of Harmony: Part 2", in the climax, after Twilight [[spoiler:shakes off Discord's influence when she's reminded of how much her friendship with the other five means to her]], she goes around using a spell to snap [[spoiler:her other five friends]] out of Discord's control. It consists of her [[spoiler:playing back memories of who they really are, and what they mean to each other, and the happy thoughts override the HatePlague that Discord put each of them through]], bringing them back to normal.
** Downplayed in "A Canterlot Wedding Part 2": [[spoiler:Cadance and Shining Armor's combination spell that blasts [[{{Doppelganger}} Queen Chrysalis]] and her [[HordeOfAlienLocusts changelings]] out of Canterlot. The downplayed comes from the fact that, from what we know, the wave itself is a physical force, Cadance's love only serves to give Shining the power to perform it.]]
** Played straight in "The Crystal Empire", wherein Cadance's magical barrier of love and happiness is impossible for the evil [[EvilOverlord King]] [[DarkIsEvil Sombra]] to enter without getting disintegrated. [[spoiler:It is the positive emotions of every pony in the Crystal Empire, amplified via [[MacGuffin Crystal Heart]], that ultimately destroy him. Not seal him or purify him or anything. ''[[KilledOffForReal Destroy him]]''.]]
** Used once again in "Equestria Girls" to undo Sunset Shimmer's [[spoiler:demonic transformation.]]
** Done yet again with the [[SuperMode Rainbow Power]] in "Twilight's Kingdom Part 2", depowering Tirek back to his original form and resealing him in Tartarus. Afterwards, it becomes a WorldHealingWave that restores the magic to all of the drained ponies.
* Believix powers in the universe of WesternAnimation/WinxClub fill the target with positive feelings. They can end arguments and lift spirits.
* In ''RobotmanAndFriends'', the title character and his pals can perform a version of this by producing music with positive emotions, which they use to defeat their arch-enemy Roberon. Sometimes this involves magic notes which appear and bombard the villain although other times it's entirely [[MagicMusic musical]] without any visuals. Either way, it has the same effect on Roberon as the TropeNamer does on the villains in ''Franchise/CareBears''. As EvilCannotComprehendGood, and Roberon hates music anyway, it causes him to go berserk and run away. One time, it hurts him so much, he is physically reduced in size and vanishes out of existence (presumably sent back to the [[{{Mordor}} Land of Shadows]] because he returns just fine later). It only works on Roberon, though, due to positive emotions and music being his weakness; his [[{{Mooks}} Mook]] Sound-Off isn't affected by it at all.
* In ''WesternAnimation/PeppermintRose'', the Peppermint Glow song does this to the villains, opening their hearts and turning them good.

[[folder:Real Life]]
* Love bombing. This practice is frequently used by cult members on potential recruits. The cult focuses on showing up as affable, joyful, giving, and attentive, with the intent to convince the "bombed" one into joining the cult. (See http://www.rationalrevelation.com/tr/lovebomb.html )
* Studies have shown that humans who have animals in their lives have lower stress levels.
* Film/TheMenWhoStareAtGoats claims that a number of U.S. military personnel were involved in trying to create a military unit too cute and cuddly for enemies to shoot. Standard field issue would include cute animals and flowers, and soldiers would learn how to project positive thoughts at the enemy. The theory was (as far as we know) never put into practice in actual combat situations -- and would almost certainly not have been effective, since most modern warfare is done with neither side seeing the other without electronic aid, and what is cute and cuddly in one culture will almost certainly squick or just confuse those from another.