->''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.


!!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


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