->''Empowerment refers to increasing the spiritual, political, social, or economic strength of individuals and communities. It often involves the empowered developing confidence in their own capacities.''
-->--'''Wikipedia''', ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Empowerment on empowerment]]''

There are many kinds of ways in which a character can be empowered. True ways and faux ways, ways that come from within and ways that come from the outside, ways that are mundane and ways that are supernatural.

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!!Empowerment, True (unless [[SubvertedTrope subverted]])
* EthicalSlut
* FromNobodyToNightmare (Empowerment is not necessarily a good thing)
* HelpingWouldBeKillstealing
* PrideParade
* SafeSaneAndConsensual
* TookALevelInBadass

!!Empowerment, Faux (unless [[ZigZaggingTrope played with]])
* CultureJustifiesAnything
* MagicFeather
* ThePresentsWereNeverFromSanta
* QuestionableConsent

!!Empowerment, True or Faux
* EasyEvangelism
* EpiphanyTherapy
* FreedomFromChoice
* WoundedGazelleWarcry

!!Often providers of true empowerment
* TheChooserOfTheOne
* EnigmaticEmpoweringEntity
* FairyGodmother
* TheObiWan
* SantaClaus

!! Often distributors of faux empowerment
* ConMan
* PathOfInspiration
* PhonyPsychic
* ScamReligion
* StrawFeminist

!! Often receives (or builds) true empowerment
* TheChosenOne
* TheOneWhoMadeItOut
* RagsToRiches
* MagicalGirl

!! Often receives (or delude themselves into) faux empowerment
* ArmouredClosetGay
* BoomerangBigot
* MoralGuardian
* EgocentricallyReligious
* StrawFeminist
* StrawLoser
* WindmillCrusader

!!Tropes about ''averting'' empowerment
* InternalizedCategorism (in all it's forms, but especially {{Normopathy}}.)
* OnlyTheAuthorCanSaveThemNow
* ParalyzingFearOfSexuality

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!!Individual examples, not fitting any of the above tropes
* (none added yet)
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