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->''And she said: "Alas! if he should die. Would that there were kings in Gondor, as there were [[OnceUponATime once upon a time]], they say! For it is said in old lore: 'The [[RoyaltySuperPower hands of the king are the hands of a healer]].' And so the [[RoyalBlood rightful king]] could ever be known."''
-->--''Literature/TheReturnOfTheKing''

Characters with a HealingFactor have the ability to heal themselves at an incredibly fast rate. Characters with '''Healing Hands''', however, are kind enough to share the wealth.

These are characters who have the ability to heal others. Usually this involves placing their [[PowerGlows glowing hands]] on another person's injuries, quickly healing the victim's wounds. In other more fantasy-based stories, a character may specialize in healing magic and be the team's designated healing hands. This is the role often given to the WhiteMage in [[RolePlayingGame [=RPGs=]]] or [[AnAdventurerIsYou The Healer]] in [[MassivelyMultiplayerOnlineRolePlayingGame MMO[=RPGs=]]]. Their primary purpose is to make sure that their comrades don't get killed on the battlefield. More accurately, they're there to let the fighters nearly get themselves killed, and then patch them up back to fighting strength (which is the justification to ShootTheMedicFirst).

Due to its support nature, these abilities are often relegated to characters other than TheHero, usually TheMedic, but may also be applied to teammates or sidekicks (often TheChick, sometimes TheSmartGuy). If the Hero does possess the ability, it will be just one of his many. When they aren't the hero, these characters usually have limited offensive power, and will optionally possess the ability to dole out StandardStatusEffects to enemies, or to improve the fighting abilities of their teammates. Part and parcel of this package is the ability to cure poison and other such nastiness.

While some characters may possess healing abilities advanced enough to [[BackFromTheDead revive the dead]], this trope does not apply to those who solely bring back the dead. That's a different animal entirely. Oddly, healing hands may not be able to remove [[ScarsAreForever scars or regrow limbs.]] Characters who heal by coming in contact or extremely close range with their patient may come from the imagery of real-life medics. Because, you know, it's not like medics have [[HealingShiv healing guns, or something]].

It should be noted that when a villain has a healing power, it usually involves [[LifeEnergy sapping life]] from others to restore their own vitality. Often, the reverse is true for a hero, who [[EquivalentExchange must pay a price]], typically [[CastFromHitPoints fatigue or life energy]], to heal others.

Also, in the wise words of [[Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG Mr. Welch]], the person with HealingHands should make sure he knows exactly ''where'' he lays his hands.

Oftentimes, this power is also coupled with MagicallyRegeneratingClothing, usually when the wound is caused either by bullet or stabbing weapon - it can usually be seen in the form of the bloodstain going slowly away (as if the soaking process was played backwards) and the clothes consequently appearing undamaged (i.e. without bullet holes, etc.).

Not to be confused with the Hong Kong medical drama of the same name. See also PsychicSurgery for a more invasive form of magical healing.
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[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* Dende, Mr. Popo, and Buu from ''Manga/DragonBall Z''. In fact, a great number of Nameks besides Dende are also implied to have this, as Dende is part of a class of "healer" Nameks. Piccolo can repair clothing but not heal, while the latter don't repair clothing. Blood usually vanishes, bloodstains have to manually cleaned when other healing methods are used.
* [[spoiler:Asa]], Primula, Kareha, and Nerine from ''{{Shuffle}}''.
* Shamal of ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' specializes in this, and most mages eventually learn a healing spell or two.
* All the medical ninja from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', most notably Tsunade and Sakura. Though, it's more like superpower assisted first-aid and surgery than healing and also that the knowledge of anatomy and chakra control necessary for healing makes them dangerous, to say the least.
** Said HealingHands and knowledge of the human anatomy make Kabuto a particularly dangerous enemy in his battle with Naruto, where he was cutting tendons and fracturing bones with mere touches of the skin.
*** This is played slightly differently during Naruto's fight with Neji. Kabuto, in disguise as an ANBU ninja, heals Hinata when she suffers a backlash from her previous fight with her cousin. Kiba, being one of the many {{Idiot Hero}}s, does not recognize medical ninjutsu and at first thinks that Kabuto is... feeling Hinata.
** It's been shown that Karin can heal anyone that ''bites her''.
** Most recently [[spoiler: Naruto has also gained this ability after meeting the Sage of Six Paths and his ability appears to be FAR beyond what even the greatest medic nins are capable of. Being able to stop Gai from dying even after he had unleashed [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique all Eight Gates]] and even recreate Kakashi's original left eye after his Sharingan was stolen by Madara.]]
* ''Manga/JoJosBizarreAdventure'':
** Josuke can do this with his Stand power easily due to his power being the ability to restore anything that is broken, but he cannot do it to himself.
** Giorno ''can'' heal himself, but has to use something to turn into what he is trying to heal, like the bullets you were shot with to fix your organs. (This leads to an... odd moment later on in the story.)
* Elf dust in ''{{Berserk}}'' can heal wounds. This is sometimes an unfortunate fact for Puck, the elf that travels with Guts - when he needs healing (and after a typical Apostle fight, he's usually in bad need of it), Guts has no problem with grabbing Puck and shaking him over whatever wounds need to be healed.
* In ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'':
** Botan, Genkai, and Yukina all have healing powers, although the latter is the only one to use it more than once. The actual [[TheMedic team medic]] is Kurama, the [[GreenThumb plant master]].
** When Sniper tried to [[spoiler:off Mitarai and a bookshelf ended up falling on Botan, Genkai healed her.]] Also implied [[spoiler:after the second fight with Goki that Botan had healed Yusuke; later in the same episode/arc, she ended up using her powers to prevent Keiko's demonification.]]
** Although his healing powers are never shown onscreen (except for one instance where he reattached his severed arm), it is said at the end of the series that Sensui's former henchman Doctor Kamiya opened up his own medical facility, using his powers to heal the sick and injured.
* In ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'':
** The Fourth Court Guard squad are the healers for all Shinigami. This includes characters like Unohana, Isane, and Hanatarou. Kira is mentioned to have been in the Fourth, but so far he hasn't been seen healing.
** Orihime, whose healing abilities are possibly the best seen so far. [[labelnote:Details]]Orihime's specific ability is phenomenal rejection, so she simply rejects anything that's happened. That's why she has a shielding and attacking ability too: she can reject incoming attacks and reject the bonds that hold enemies together (an attack from Tsubaki is a one-way ticket to bisection... well, when it works, that is. She has managed to combine Tsubaki with others to create an AttackReflector, and it goes '''far''' better).[[/labelnote]]
** Rukia knows some minor healing spells, but nowhere at the Orihime level and her powers are more typical of AnIcePerson. [[spoiler:Ishida]] once is healed by her, but he immediately points out that it's just a temporary solution since [[spoiler:Orihime]] is incapacitated after [[spoiler: being BrainwashedAndCrazy and then massively {{mind rape}}d]].
*** Same goes to Momo Hinamori, a skilled ''kido'' user who normally possesses [[PlayingWithFire fire powers]] but can also heal when it's needed. She does so for [[spoiler: her captain Shinji Hirako]] in a recent chapter.
** Parodied with Nel, who can heal others... with her ''vomit''.
** Giselle Gewelle uses the villainous version where she uses the [[LifeEnergy blood or skin]] of her victims to heal her friends and allies, grafting the skin from a dead shinigami to fully restore Candice's arm when it's lost in battle against Ichigo.
* Hotaru Tomoe/Sailor Saturn from ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' has this ability, despite being quite sickly herself. She's not a WhiteMagicianGirl, though.
* Expanded and explored very thoroughly in the manga ''DoubleArts.'' All of the Sisters, but in particular Sister Elraine, have an enhanced immunity to a strange and virulent plague called 'Troi.' The Sisters save patient's lives by putting their hands on them and absorbing the toxins from the patient's body, but, despite living, the patient still carries Troi and can never touch an unaffected person, at the risk of spreading the disease. On the other hand, Kiri, [[TheImmune the only person so far who is completely immune to Troi,]] not only can heal minor diseases by touching someone else, but when he touches another person, that person's strength doubles, along with his own. And as more people join in, [[AllYourPowersCombined the strength increases exponentially.]]
* Played with in ''DGrayMan''. While Miranda's Innocence can heal any recently inflicted wound, no matter how severe (the only exception being death [[spoiler:and the damage to Lenalee's legs brought on by driving her own Innocence too far]],) it's only temporary, and once she deactivates her Innocence, any wounds that were healed (including ones suffered while it's activated) will come back all at once.
* Xiao Long of ''PsychoBusters'' does this with his Qigong. He calls it ''fixing''.
* MahouSenseiNegima's WhiteMagic reacts this way, though usually only for basic healing spells. The higher level healing [[PowerGlows is glowy-er]].
* Toki of ''FistOfTheNorthStar'' uses Hokuto Shin Ken to heal others with his hands. Ironically, he's dying of radiation poisoning. (Thus earning him the nickname "KungFuJesus".)
* This is how healing is depicted in ''LightNovel/{{Slayers}}''. While some of the cast have some level of healing magic, Sylphiel, being a cleric/priestess, is the master of it.
* ChronoCrusade:
** Joshua, Rosette's brother, has a glowing version of this. (perfect healing)
** Azmaria has similar powers, but she sings instead of using glowing hands.
* Iks's abilities help people heal from wounds quickly (sans glowing hands). From ''TheThirdTheGirlWithTheBlueEye''
* Vanilla from the ''Anime/GalaxyAngel'' anime does this with the help of a [[PowerGlows glowing]] jewel on the back of her hand.
* Solty in ''SoltyRei'', though it's imperfect. Interesting considering her other main ability is a PowerFist.
* Yellow from ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' is gifted by the Viridian Forest with this ability. Pokemon only though.
* Saori Kido from ''SaintSeiya'', being the incarnation of Athena aka the [[LadyOfWar Goddess of Defensive Warfare]], is ''excellent'' at this.
* Belnika, a late add-on to the team in ''Manga/RaveMaster'' meets the main character via this ability.
* Sulia Gaudeamus from ''FatalFury TheMovie'', although in her case it's any skin-to-skin contact. Hands are easiest, but when Terry is severely injured and hands aren't enough, she strips to her underwear and lays on top of him to allow for [[IntimateHealing greater healing through greater physical contact]].
* Yuma Chitose of ''Manga/PuellaMagiOrikoMagica''.
* [[spoiler:The real Yuuri]] of ''Manga/PuellaMagiKazumiMagica''.
* Nurse Yoko of the MaiHime manga version appears to have a healing Element, which works on physical injuries, but not illnesses (like Takumi's) or more permanent damage (Yuuichi's arm injury).
* Queen Maria Pia Armonia from ''[[Anime/MobileSuitVictoryGundam Victory Gundam]]'' has this, among [[{{Telepathy}} several]] [[TheEmpath other]] PsychicPowers coming from her Newtype nature. [[spoiler: Her daughter Shakti Kareen]] shares this ability.
* OsamuTezuka's ''Manga/{{Phoenix}}'' saga includes at least one point at which a phoenix feather heals people; this might not count so much, being an item, but that the people believed it was the power of the nun who was using the feather, and didn't realize it was the feather itself, which they saw as incidental to the healing.
* In ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', this is apparently part and parcel of Hakkai's [[LifeEnergy ki manipulation]] powerset, along with KiAttacks and [[BarrierWarrior barriers]]. The healing abilities are shown to be basically CastFromHitPoints, though, so he mostly uses them when people's lives would be in danger otherwise, and can't at all if he's injured.
* Kotoha, Rami, and Miyabi of ''Manga/ArataKangatari'' are members of the Unemezoku, who can heal others' wounds, but not themselves, through direct body contact.
* Ruri from ''Manga/RisingXRydeen'' can use her time manipulation ability as a substitute for healing hands. Her ability, "chain of lost memory", allows her to revert anything she touches or has touched with her right hand back to the state it was five minutes ago. So as long as the person has been wounded for less than five minutes and the wound is superficial she can reverse their injury.
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[[folder:Comic Books]]
* ComicBook/{{Raven}} of ''[[Comicbook/TeenTitans New Teen Titans]]'' heals others by absorbing their pain and some degree of their injury into herself, a grisly take on healing powers.
* Indigo Tribesmen from ''ComicBook/GreenLantern'' can heal.
* ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' has some mutants with this power, like Elixir.
** Angel is a more grisly variation, who is able to share his HealingFactor by cutting himself and bleeding on others. Earlier there was the Morlock Healer, who actually ''died'' by overstressing his power. Angel's power had an interesting limitation: it would only work on people with the same blood type as his (or maybe anyone who could accept his blood type). It was discovered when, after an attack by an anti-mutant fringe group, they had him donating blood through about eight separate tubes to as many badly injured mutants. However, only some of them were healed.
** Angel's blood even burns mutants descended from ancient beings whose mutations classify them as "demonic," but [[FanonDisContinuity we try to forget that]].
** In the generally regarded as "out of continuity" origin story ''Children of the Atom'', there is a character called Scab who healed by taking whatever injuries one person had and putting them on himself. He saved Jean Grey's life and promptly died, never to be mentioned again.
** Also, the alien Zsaji, an empathic healer who ended up dying to save [[ComicBook/XMen Colossus]] during the ''ComicBook/SecretWars''. She herself was not a memorable character, in that the sole purpose for her existence was to [[ExecutiveMeddling break up Colossus and Kitty Pryde]].
* This was the paranormal ability of Anastasia Inyushin of ComicBook/TheNewUniverse title ''Psi-Force''.
* Stephanie Harrington of ''ComicBook/DP7'' also had some abilities in this line.
* ''ElfQuest'' healers have the lay-on-hands ability to heal. With amplification, they don't even need to touch their patients, and they can heal multiple patients at once. The power has been expanded to include [[ShapeShifting flesh-shaping]] (a painful process at times); DNA-altering; pain-inducing; and some other applications. The ability to stimulate nerve endings can also enhance healers' relationships. The ''Gatherum'' notes that the attempted move to an AnimatedAdaptation required the loss of healing powers, since the "lay-on-hands" thing offended the {{Media Watchdog}}s.
* Vern of ''PS238'' has this ability, to such a degree that he manages to bring another character back from the dead. This earns him a lecture from a third character who can speak with the dead about how this is unnatural and wrong and he can't ever do it again.
* Recently Eddie Brock from SpiderMan had his ComicBook/{{Venom}} powers pull a ReversePolarity after he came into contact with another person with HealingHands. So now he has a white alien symbiote and all the associated powers and the ability to heal people. Not always a good thing considering he can also heal radiation, which [[ILoveNuclearPower gives people like Spider-Man or Radioactive Man their powers]].
* In ''Comicbook/TheInvisibles'', Jack Frost later gets to use this power, curing King Mob's lung injury/
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[[folder:Fairy Tales]]
* In ''Literature/TheBlueMountains'', the princess can revive the hero if there is even a bit of life in him.
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[[folder:Fan Works]]
* Slipstream, the Decepticons' medic in ''[[http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-fan-fiction/828948-transformers-meta.html Transformers Meta]]'', has a healing ray in place of an arm [[spoiler: that she had lost in battle prior to the series's events]].
* Tailsko in ''[[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL62BA69EAB6DBD807 Ed, Edd n' Eddy Z]]'' can heal the heroes in just a few minutes, sometimes less. You just have to make sure they are still alive first.
* ''Fanfic/WarriorsOfTheWorld'' has crusaders doing this often. Priests use their hands to maximise efficiency, but they don't always need to. Unsurprisingly anyone with either profession will be serving as TheMedic on their own teams.
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[[folder:Film - Animated]]
* In ''Disney/{{Tangled}}'', Rapunzel has a variation on this. She has healing ''hair.'' If someone is injured, she can wrap the wounded part of the body in her hair, sing a magic song, and all better. This works on shallow cuts, deep stabbings, and has the nifty side-effect of [[FountainOfYouth removing the effects of age]]. The last part is deconstructed. Gothel kidnaps Rapunzel because of it.
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[[folder:Film - Live Action]]
* In the horror film ''Film/FiveGirls'' a character in a reform school reveals that she has this power by easing the pain of a classmate who was recently spanked with a ruler. FanService demands that she literally lay on hands to the affected area.
* ''Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial'', whose title character heals Elliott's cut finger with his own glowing fingertip.
* Mr Miyagi of ''TheKarateKid'', sort of. He knew some pressure points and techniques to suppress pain.
* In ''{{Push}}'', they're called Stitchers. Healing is very painful, and it hurts even worse when they use their power in reverse.
* The angel [[ArchangelMichael Michael]] possesses this ability in ''Film/{{Wishmaster}} 3''.
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[[folder:Literature]]
* In Middle-Earth:
** In ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', the [[RoyalBlood real king]] has healing powers. This is based on the old European folk belief that kings could indeed heal scrofulosis and other diseases. The same idea is referenced and parodied in various ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' books. It is left somewhat ambiguous within the narrative whether Aragorn actually possesses special powers due to his distant elven ancestry or whether he's simply making use of herbal techniques the Gondorians have forgotten over the centuries.
* Aes Sedai in the ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' series. The Yellow Ajah specializes in healing. Placing their hands on the other person isn't necessary for Healing. They just learned it that way, and can't do it without the gesture; it's incredibly hard, if not impossible, to re-learn a technique.
** Nynaeve Sedai is one of the most powerful healers in modern times, possibly ever. She figured out how to heal [[spoiler: Stilling]], [[spoiler: Gentling]], [[spoiler: Tainted-Saidin-induced insanity]], and assisted the Dragon Reborn in "healing" [[spoiler: Saidin by removing the Dark One's taint from it]]. She intuited her way through most of these, itself unheard of never mind that each was an achievement to rival any in the last three thousand years.
* Thom Creed from the gay teen lit superhero novel ''Literature/{{Hero}}''.
* John Coffey in Creator/StephenKing's ''Literature/TheGreenMile''. The manifestation of the ailments he heals are tiny, luminescent bugs [[spoiler: which he uses to scramble one bad guard's brain]].
* ''Literature/TheDeedOfPaksenarrion'' by ElizabethMoon includes healing powers granted by various gods. Paladins also get healing powers, but it's anything but easy to use them, as Paks herself found out: You mentally dip into an awareness of the body, like a stream, locate the things that are impeding the stream, fix them, and then get forcibly ejected by a body that doesn't want interlopers on its territory.
* Fairies in the ''Literature/ArtemisFowl'' series have a variety of healing abilities, ranging from purging the body of radiation and reattaching severed limbs to curing chronic depression. The ability is explicitly stated to "target" areas of the body, and physical injuries have a four-minute time limit, which can be fudged. [[spoiler: like Butler in the third book, who was frozen before the time limit ended. This added a sever complication to the healing itself, but he got better.]]
* ''WildCards'' series has several healers:
** John Fortune had the power to heal others before his wild card was turned again with the Overtrump cure. This proves a mixed blessing as [[spoiler: his original ability was slowly killing him.]]
** Kim, something of godchild to Archer, could heal others by copying their malady and then synchronously restoring herself and the afflicted to their respective healthy states. This included reversing the Wild Card virus.
** While not explicitly described, Sleeper Croyd might have possessed healer powers.
** Wyungare, the Australian shaman Ace, can heal some afflictions with his rituals.
** The exact amount of the Radical's powers is unknown, as he can do anything any alter ego of Mark Meadows could do, even if Mark was not aware of this alter ego and ability. There might well be a healer in the set.
** Tom Quincy, nicknamed The Eskimo, can produce and inject any substance on touch. Unfortunately, his chosen interest are psychopharmaka, and his employer a drug trafficking gang.
** Quasiman, a deuce/ace, can heal others, but as he is not always completely in one mental, temporal and spatial frame, this is erratic at best.
** The Columbian Ace Coca Mama can administer therapeutic doses of cocaine directly into the bloodstream. Or kill by overdosing victims on the spot.
** Rev. Leo Barnett is an actual faith healer. In the Wild Card world, this would make him an Ace - too bad that he is anti-joker and not afflicted by the Wild Card.
* Alexey Pehov's ''[[Literature/WindAndSparks Wind and Sparks]]'' universe features healer mages, predominantly female (the last two male healers were born 1000 years apart). Providing something of a twist, they are very rare. The actual healing works as the trope describes, but its only their most basic spell. Advanced healers, especially male ones, can pull nigh divine feats of magic, including the ones unrelated to healing, like growing stone teleporters. Healers also have a deserved reputation of being somewhat crazy.
* V. Ivashchenko subverts the trope with Valle, called "Black Earl". While a necromancer, Valle can treat diseases and curses beyond the abilities of regular healers, which are quite common in Ivashchenko's works. Valle learned healing in an attempt to turn his own necromancy backwards, to reduce extreme prejudice he was treated with.
* Vadim Panov's ''SecretCity'' novels feature the Order and Monastery of Erli, where modern medical science intertwines with magic. While upholding true neutrality, a short story twists the image: Erli monks perform very dubious to outright illegal and immoral research.
* Sergej Lukjanenko's ''Literature/NightWatch'' tetralogy features healing as a rather common magic. Both watches prefer a half-decent fighter of some kind to another healer, e.g. Tiger Cub.
* Creator/MercedesLackey has magical Healers in both her urban fantasies and her ''Literature/HeraldsOfValdemar'' series.
* In the ''Literature/ApprenticeAdept'' series: Lady Blue is introduced as a healer who would treat anyone who came upon her door, only turning away those beyond her power to help. (Those who's injuries were too old or severe for her own magic to fix)
* The Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse:
** Jedi healers use the Force to help others in this regard- healers include [[http://images3.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/f/f7/Barriss_medstar2.jpg Barriss Offee]] and [[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/c/c2/Cilghal_egtf.jpg Cilghal]].
** Cade Skywalker has a special variant on the technique called [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Force_Resuscitation Force Resuscitation]]; it is unique in that it can heal normally fatal wounds rather quickly, as well as corruptive plagues and other such maladies. It also works in reverse; that is, kill people beyond repair. However, it has two major drawbacks; one, the user channels this ability through the dark side (Cade's eyes flash from their usual [[GreenEyes emerald green]] to a [[RedEyesTakeWarning blood-red color]] whenever he uses it), and two, the recipient must be willing to accept the healing, or else it won't work.
* The Wizard, from the ''Literature/SeekersOfTruth'' books, can do this. It's one of the things that makes him think he's a bit BlessedWithSuck compared to some of the others.
* Mia Cooper of ''Literature/TheShapeshifter'' series has this power, it nearly kills her on several occasions because she absorbs people pain. Fortunately she gets better at using it.
* ''Literature/RoswellHigh'', similar to the {{Roswell}} TV show listed above. The aliens have the power to heal.
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' has a few examples: Queen Mab (yes, that Mab) and the Leanansidhe can heal serious injuries with just a touch, and some human wizards (i.e., Elaine, Injun Joe) can use their magic for healing and medical purposes, albeit on a much smaller scale. This is supposed to be ''extremely'' hard to do, however; Harry mentions all the biological processes a healer needs to mind in order to make sure they don't screw it up, and the fact that Lea can heal one of his wounds with a simple kiss is a sign of just how powerful she is.
** And the fact that, in the case of Mab and Lea, Harry is indebted to them, so they can pretty much control his body anyways.
* In Jim Butcher's other series, ''Literature/CodexAlera'' has Watercrafters. This is their signature ability, though not their only one by any means. They actually have all sorts of combat abilities (when someone has all of the water '''''pulled out of their body''''', they tend to stop being a threat). They are also empaths by virtue of their Watercraft, so the ones without [[RequiredSecondaryPowers Metalcraft]] to ignore the empathic pain from others tend to stick to healing.
* Each [[TheGuardians Guardian]] has a unique [[PersonalityPowers Gift]] that relates to what they were in life. HealingHands is the Gift of Michael, Dru and Pim, but as they are bound not to interfere in human free will, they can only heal wounds inflicted by or on a supernatural being.
* In Gail Dayton's ''Literature/OneRoseTrilogy'', many East [[MagicGenetics naitani]] have this.
* In ''ShadowsOfTheApt'', the Butterfly Apt allows for this.
* Healer Adepts (and Lord Adepts who have the right set of powers) can heal others ''and'' themselves in Jean Lorrah's ''Savage Empire'' books.
* ''Literature/TheGrimnoirChronicles'' have Healers/Menders who can heal others and/or themselves. Actives can lay on hands and heal specific things, Passives have an area of effect within which people just heal faster.
* In Creator/CSLewis's ''TillWeHaveFaces'', the people of Glome come to believe that the beautiful princess Istra can heal their plague. She goes around placing her hands on the entire country, and the plague goes away. It's uncertain whether she actually did have this power, but the people certainly believe she does, and begin worshiping her. The local goddess is not amused.
* In the SwordOfTruth, any wizard can do this. War Wizards can do this on instinct alone. Sorceresses can learn to heal, but never as effectively as wizards.
** It has a nice integration of the Additive/Subtractive magic system: if someone has internal bleeding in their lungs, you have to remove that blood or they wont be able to breath even if you rebuild their lungs. However, it's very hard to control Subtractive magic, so you have to be sure to not accidentally get rid of their organs. It fits the CrapSackWorld setting that even trying to heal someone risks horribly mutilating them.
* Mother Abagail had it at least briefly in ''TheStand'' ; she healed Frannie's back after the explosion. It was probably a channeling holy power kind of thing, given her role in the novel and the religious aspects.
* ''Literature/TheAdversaryCycle'' book ''The Touch'' is about a doctor who receives this power.
* Literature/TrappedOnDraconica: Technically it's Healing ''Breath'' but otherwise Erowin can cure even those in critical condition. [[spoiler: After she becomes an angel this power goes UpToEleven: death itself is no longer an obstacle.]]
* In ChivalricRomance, such tales as ''Crescentia'' and ''Florence of Rome'' had the Blessed Virgin give the heroine healing powers, or sometimes a healing herb. (Her fame as a healer drew all the characters in the tale who had wronged her, resulting in a scene where the truth could be revealed, and the HappyEnding.)
* Literature/BlankRune: Blodwen uses her healing powers to heal her friends and keep the living things in her house alive without having to worry about taking care of them. Including keeping her baked goods fresh.
* The [[MeaningfulName aptly-titled]] Rapha (Hebrew for “healer”) from the second book of ''Literature/TheMarkOfTheLion'' trilogy gains a reputation for having these, although she herself attributes them to the power of God.
* [[DishingOutDirt Aretzes]] in ''Literature/TheQuestOfTheUnaligned'' get this as their secondary power. It's also the first form of magic the protagonist masters.
* Very much reconstructed and discussed in ''Literature/TheSharingKnife'' books, especially once Dag gets apprenticed as a maker. Medicine makers prefer to use mundane means whenever possible, since healing (usually called ''ground work'') can be draining. It is possible to do PsychicSurgery and similar, but it carries with it real risks to the maker too. Often, mundane methods of medicine or chirurgy are used primarily, while ground work supplements it to fend off infections, control internal bleedings, or repair nerve damage.
* The Tendu of ''Literature/TheColorOfDistance'' don't have healing ''hands'' exactly. Rather, they have fleshy spurs on their wrists and stick those into living things, which they are able to heal or alter freely. When linking with people, whether humans or other Tendu, they tend to clasp forearms. A small child healed this way describes it as holding hands.
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[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* ''Series/LittleHouseOnThePrairie'': Season 6's "The Faith Healer" is about a charismatic preacher who claims that he can heal the sick, allow the lame to walk an the blind to see. But after a young teenager dies due to a ruptured appendix after supposedly being healed by the preacher, Charles sets out and confirms what he had suspected all along: That this faith healer is a phony.
* The Whitelighters from ''Series/{{Charmed}}'' do this.
* The aliens in ''{{Roswell}}''. It was later retconned that only Max could do this.
* In ''Series/{{Heroes}}'':
** Linderman is an interesting case, seeing as he's a healer ''and'' The BigBad.
** Hiro's mother is also a healer, except that she has healing ''lips''. She can literally "kiss it and make it better."
** Similarly, ''anyone'' on the show with a healing factor seems to have this ability now as long as they've got a syringe handy, seeing as Claire's blood [[spoiler: brought her dad ''back from the dead'']].
* Not necessarily "healing" but Isaac from ''Series/TeenWolf'' was able to take some of the pain away from a dying dog. Presumably all werewolves have this ability as well.
* The "Homo Superiors" from ''Series/TheTomorrowPeople''.
* Shawn Farrell in ''Series/TheFortyFourHundred''.
* As of the sixth season of ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', [[spoiler: Chloe]].
* ''Series/TheXFiles'':
** The show had a couple healers, among them one who took onto himself the ailments he was healing. His was a miserable existence growing more miserable with every healing until finally [[spoiler:he brought someone back from the dead, thus taking death onto himself and ending his suffering]].
** Aliens in ''The X-Files'' also had this ability, notably Jeremiah Smith and his kin.
* ''Series/StargateSG1'' has several:
** In "Frozen," the SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Ancient woman is able to heal the disease she accidentally infects the team with. Though she can't heal herself of it.
** In "Lost City," when O'Neill has the Ancient database loaded in his brain, the second time, the knowledge "unspools" far enough that he is able to do this after Bra'tac is stabbed by TheMole.
** Too many times to count with Goa'uld, Tok'ra, and former hosts of either using the Goa'uld handheld healing device.
** The Nox -- though they brought people back from the dead, so maybe it doesn't really count...
** The [[OurVampiresAreDifferent Wraith]] from ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' could heal ''and'' revive people by giving back the life-force they took from someone else. Not that they were in the habit of doing this a lot.
* An episode of "FridayThe13thTheSeries" involved a phony faith healer who found a glove that gave him real healing powers. Given the nature of the [[ArtifactOfDoom antiques on the show]], there was a nasty twist. Namely, any disease/condition the healer cured was transferred to him-and he had to pass it on to another victim, who would die of the original ailment multiplied a dozen times over. This leads to a rather nasty KarmicDeath on the part of the healer when he tries to heal a bullet wound he receives later in the episode.
* In ''Series/{{Carnivale}}'', this is Ben Hawkins main power, although it always comes with a price.
* The angels in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' are shown to possess tremendous healing abilities, being able to heal major injuries and raise the dead with little effort. Naturally, this is the first ability Castiel loses after he defects from Heaven.
* Paul in ''Series/TheFades'' has this ability,, and it appears to be a common power of Angelics
* Cole in ''{{Tracker}}'' has this. He heals Mel at least once. It was never shown if Mel could do it; she did recharge Cole but never healed anyone.
* Merlin in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', thanks to his magic. Gaius too on a couple of occasions, and guest-star Alice, described as one of the most powerful healers of them all (though this is something of an InformedAttribute).
* The made-for-tv movie ''A Touch of Hope'' based on the real life Dean Kraft who is known for his ability to heal those who are beyond medical help with exactly this trope.
* The Koschei, a breed of Wesen from ''Series/{{Grimm}}'' named afte the character from [[RussianMythologyAndTales Russian folklore]] have this ability. They can also reverse the process, causing extreme radiation poisoning. The Koschei character in the episode "Red Menace" spent years as an assassin for the Russian government, before having a HeelFaceTurn and dedicating himself to healing. He sacrificed himself to save the daughter of a man he killed, establishing that the healing is CastFromHitPoints.
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[[folder: {{Mythology}} and {{Religion}}]]
* Sekhmet, Horus and several other deities in EgyptianMythology. In some cases, like Sekhmet, it was described as basically them beating the crap out of the demons that supposedly caused sickness, which is why many of these deities are violent and war-like.
* OlderThanFeudalism: The ''[[Literature/TheBible New Testament]]'' is full of examples of Jesus and His followers healing people of everything from diseases to blindness to lameness that leaves people unable to walk. Whether you [[TruthInTelevision really believe it]] or just consider it myth, it is a very old trope, and is probably the inspiration for priests and clerics acting as healers in [=RPGs=]. Jesus didn't really need to touch to make it happen, as his word was enough. One assumes he only occasionally used his hands to make the point more clear to some people.
** Apparently there were a surprisingly large number of people walking around in that area, in the 1st century, healing the sick. It's just that all the other miracle healers took the credit for themselves, as in "I did this", whereas the J-dude said that he was merely channeling a higher power.
* Greek holy men were often claimed to do this, causing quite astonishing parallels to Jesus. Pythagoras of all people was claimed to do this in addition to random magic acts like getting an eagle to go to him.
* Under France's divine-right absolute monarchy, [[RoyaltySuperPower the King supposedly had this power]].
-->The King touches you, God heals you.
** The belief was shared in England, although only as related to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrofula scrofula]]. [[TheHouseOfHanover George I]] abolished the practice as "too Catholic."
* In CelticMythology, Fionn [=McCumhaill=] had a variation - his hands could imbue water with healing properties.
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[[folder:Tabletop Games]]
* In ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** "Laying On Hands" is an ability that can be acquired by paladins. In addition, clerics (and, to a lesser degree, druids) are capable wielders of healing of the spellcasting variety. Paladins and Rangers are too, although they're both primarily combat classes that only have magic as supplement. Bards can use the healing spells, too.
** In the third edition of D&D in particular, good and many neutral clerics have the ability to turn ''any'' of their prepared spells into healing energy as needed. This theoretically frees them from having to load up on healing magic to the exclusion of more 'interesting' spells, but doesn't do much to dispel the 'heal-bot' image the class suffers from in some players' minds. Their being bar none the most powerful class as of Third Edition, though, does.
** All core non "mass" healing spells require touches, meaning a lot of them qualify.
** In the 3.5 SourceBook ''Complete Champion'', reserve feats were introduced (which give a caster a power usable as long as he has a spell of a certain type prepared but hasn't cast it yet). One of these is "[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Touch of Healing]]".
** Soto, a strangulation-oriented villain in the ''TabletopGame/{{Ravenloft}}'' setting, was given this power as part of his IronicHell. [[PowerIncontinence He can't turn it off]].
* The Blessed in ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' can perform the miracle "Lay On Hands", which requires touching.
* Any mage with enough knowledge of Life magic in either ''TabletopGame/MageTheAwakening'' or ''TabletopGame/MageTheAscension'' can do this. Shapeshifters in ''TabletopGame/WerewolfTheApocalypse'' can learn Gifts for this.
* Various healing and regeneration spells in ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}'' along with the advantage "Healing". Interestingly having actual medical knowledge is useful when using magic to heal a wound.
* The Heal spell from ''TabletopGame/{{Shadowrun}}'' requires hands to be placed on the affected area.
* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' the champion of Tzeentch Aekold Helbrass does this uncontrollably, causing anyone close to him to regenerate. This can include the enemy he just stabbed. The ability also causes [[FertileFeet plants to flourish]] wherever he walks.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' has a number of examples:
** The Medicine Charms of the Solar Exalted really stand out. They allow a skilled surgeon to cut treatment time radically, instantly purge a person of poisons through proper manipulation of Essence, and ''regrow severed limbs''.
** While Solar charms are capable of impressive feats, the most impressive effects require an hour of treatment and a day or rest to manifest, specifically averting the instant healing side of this trope, although it still turns months of bed rest into mere hours. Alternatively, there is a martial art that allows one to ''heal a character instantly by punching him, repeatedly.''
* The "Medicine" skill in the third edition of ''TabletopGame/InNomineSatanisMagnaVeritas'' behaves like normal medicine/surgery for the first three levels (level 3 heals 3 HP in four hours), then switches to magical healing that works in one minute or even one second.
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[[folder:Toys]]
* All Toa of Water in ''{{Bionicle}}'' are able to heal others (it is unknown if any other types of Toa can), but they have to sacrifice some of their Toa Power(or someone else's) to do so.
** Gali healed Tahu of a Rakshi-inflicted wound by using hers, Lewa's, and Kopaka's elemental powers. There appeared to be no permanent loss of of their Power, just fatigue.
** The current [[spoiler: Turaga]] used to be Toa, and were changed by pouring their power into the Matoran to wake them all up after they were put to sleep by Makuta. They had already imbued the six Toa Stones that were used to call Tahu's team with their energies, ensuring the future of their people.
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[[folder:Video Games]]
* As part of the StockRPGSpells, pick a WhiteMagicianGirl, ''any'' WhiteMagicianGirl. Even if the game uses a [[MagicAIsMagicA standardized magic system]], odds are she'll have ''some'' kind of special unique healing ability.
* In the ''FinalFantasy'' series, the category of spells that focuses primarily on healing (usually with a side-order of other defensive spells) is known as White Magic. White Mages use it best, though other jobs, or just anyone you arbitrarily assign the ability to, may be capable of using it to a lesser degree depending on the game. Specific characters that have healing abilities are:
** Minwu from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyII''
** Rosa, Porom, and Cecil in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV''
** Aerith and Yuffie in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII''
** Garnet and Eiko in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX''
** Yuna in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyX''
** Hope, Vanille and Lightning in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII''
* In the games, some ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' learn moves to heal other members on the party, like Heal Bell and Arometherapy, which heal the StandardStatusEffects, or Wish, which can heal 50% health of a teammate if it is switched in after use. Others like the Chansey line and Miltank have the moves Softboiled and Milk Drink to heal others outside battle.
** Gen. V introduced Heal Pulse, a move that can heal any Pokemon in battle other than the user. Even your opponent's pokemon.
** Yellow in the Manga also has the power to heal Pokemon by touching them. The difference is that she is a ''Trainer''. [[spoiler:She's not the only one with that power...]]
* Micaiah from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn]]'' (from the above picture) has the aptly-named "Healing Hand" (or Sacrifice in the English adaptation). More of a sacrifice than anything, as she uses her life force to heal others. Notable because she ''is'' one of the lead characters, the other being Ike. It's kind of a double edged sword, though:
** On one hand, its only real uses are for EXP grinding (by using it on someone and having Laura heal Michiah) and healing status effects (something it does without HP loss). It becomes even more useless once she can promote and use staves -- they don't leave the already frail liability ([[WeCannotGoOnWithoutYou who gives a game over if she dies]]) injured.
** On the other, it still retains situational uses for its ability to remove status effects without taking up inventory space and being unaffected by silence. (If Micaiah is silenced, she cannot ''do anything'' but use this until the effect has passed.)
* In FireEmblemAwakening, the ''[[http://fireemblem.wikia.com/wiki/Bond_(skill) Bond]]'' skill (learned by [[CombatMedic Bri]][[KickingassInAllHerFinery des]] at level 15) allows them to restore 10 HP to all allies in a 3 tile radius at the beginning of each turn. Meaning, the Bride in question can heal people near her ''by simply staying there''.
* In ''{{Kanon}}'', [[spoiler: it's revealed that Mai can heal others with her tears. Unfortunately, when news of her powers spread, the people around her condemned her as a freak]].
* ''Videogame/EarthBound'':
** Ness is a rare Hero example, although it is just one of many.
** Poo gets all the same healing capacities as Ness (except Lifeup Omega) and learns Healing Omega, which Ness never learns. By the end of the game, you'll probably be using him mostly for healing powers.
** Every {{VideoGame/MOTHER}} protagonist winds up getting the best healing skills. In fact, the protagonist of the first game never learns PSI that deals damage.
* Ryu from ''BreathOfFire III'' is another example of a hero holding the game's best healing spells. However, most will end up never using them, since his magic power is better off being saved for his dragon transformations. Most will rely on Momo to heal instead, or just stick with items.
* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':
** Raine from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphonia'' is the team's healer, along with providing stat boosts and offense with the [[LightEmUp "Photon" and "Ray " spells]]. Kratos, Zelos, and Regal all also have secondary healing abilities.
** Mint, from ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia''. She never gets past that stage, although she does eventually get Resurrection and a couple [[StandardStatusEffects debuffs]], which are [[UselessUsefulSpell useless]].
** Farah from ''VideoGame/TalesOfEternia'', despite being a fist fighter, is given limited healing abilities. In the animated side story, they're depicted ''as'' HealingHands. Whoever holds Undine in the game also has practically all the healing magic in the party.
** Hisui from ''VideoGame/TalesOfHearts'' routinely uses his healing arte to patch people up out of battle, and is the game's primary healer within it. His sister Kohak eventually gains the most potent heal spells in the games, but long after Hisui's, and she never gains a good resurrection spell.
** Estelle from ''VideoGame/TalesOfVesperia'' is the first healer in the party. Her array of healing artes is far greater than that of either Karol or Raven. Her artes are also much more powerful. The storyline actually focuses quite heavily on Estelle's healing powers.
** Cheria from ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' earns her HealingHands through a plot event and proceeds to found a group focused on healing those injured around the world. Sophie also has these abilities.
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia'', Jude, Elize, and Leia all have healing abilities. Jude is training as a doctor, [[spoiler: though his abilities are hindered by his underdeveloped manalobe]], Elize is a magical prodigy [[spoiler: due to her doll [[AmplifierArtifact boosting her powers]]]], and Leia has already finished training as a nurse. All three are even stronger in ''VideoGame/TalesOfXillia2''.
** In ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', healing requires the innate ability to use the Seventh Fonon. Tear and Natalia are both acknowledged as skilled healers.
* ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'':
** Mia has several offensive abilities but is primarily a healer.
** The variable class system of ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' means ''anyone'' can become the healer, but the secondary healing element is the earth element (which is the one that has the Revive psyenergy), which is the element of the main hero in both games.
** Despite the class system where anyone can have healing abilities, the story treats Mia and Piers as the healers of the group due to their natural affinity with the Mercury (water) element. [[GoldenSunDarkDawn The third game]] passes this role on to [[GenerationXerox Mia's son]]. [[HiddenAgendaVillain Alex]] is also said to be a powerful healer, and is seen using this ability on the party. [[spoiler: Like Mia, this ability is passed on to his son.]]
** Although Jenna naturally gets a fire element healing spell that heals the whole party, so she can easily play the roll of healer in the game while remaining in her natural element.
** ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'' introduces wind-based healing spells. Karis has a weak but practical series of multi-target spells while Sveta has a series of moderately powerful single-target spells.
* Polka from ''EternalSonata''.
* Chidori Yoshino from ''{{Persona 3}}'' has life-giving abilities that [[HealingFactor even function on herself]]. [[spoiler:She uses them to save Junpei after he is shot to death by Takaya -- [[HeroicSacrifice at the cost of her own life]].]]
* ''HogsOfWar'' medics have this as one of their methods of healing, recovering 20 health and not ending their turn. In multiplayer mode, the medics get infinite HealingHands, leading to something of a GameBreaker: on their turn, given enough time, they can go around healing ''their entire team'' back up to full health. They can then finish off by, say, tranquilising an opposition pig, forcing them to miss their turn when it comes round. ShootTheMedicFirst, indeed...
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'':
** Paladins have Lay on Hands as a healing ability. On a long cooldown, they can heal a target for an amount equal to the Paladin's maximum health, and, at higher levels, restore some of their {{Mana}}. However, it is suspected that either literal laying on of hands is not required... or Paladins somehow have 40-yard-long arms. One of those. For it's power, it is only usable every 20 minutes.
** Less literally, pretty all of other classes have potential methods to heal or resurrect their allies save for Death Knights, Hunters and Rogues. Even then those two classes and be Alchemists to hand potions to their allies to heal them or get Goblin Jumper Cables as an Engineer to (sometimes) revive them. The Priest, Paladin, Shaman, Monk and Druid classes in particular are designed for the concept, with a talent tree dedicated to healing allies.
* ''BaldursGate'':
** ''BaldursGate II: Throne Of Bhaal'' introduced an item for paladins that could give extra healing to their lay on hands ability. It could then be upgraded to give them full-on ''resurrection'' once per day.
** The first game also gave even nonmagical Good-aligned PC's some minor healing spells as freebies as they unlocked more of their Bhaalspawn potential. The sequel took them away again after [[BigBad Jon Irenicus]] [[spoiler:stole the PC's soul]], but they were [[SoLastSeason obsolete]] by that point anyhow.
* In ''TraumaCenter'', healing hands is a mysterious power possessed by people blessed by Asclepius, which manifests as various methods of performing surgery extremely well. For Derek or Markus, the healing hands jack up his concentration, allowing him to move incredibly quickly and precisely (represented in-game as time slowing down). Nozomi's version causes the patient's vitals to improve every time she does something right, and Valerie's freezes the patient's vitals in place regardless of any injuries that happen.
* ''SuikodenII'' has the protagonist using the Bright Shield rune. Out of four possible powers, the first heals the party, the second does moderate damage to enemies, the third heals the party more with the chance of giving Fury status (which doubles attack damage), and the fourth uses 2000 HP to heal the party, with any leftover HP being used to harm the enemy. It ''will'' get to the point that your protagonist is your primary healer, especially when he has to be in the party 99.9% of the time.
* ''DungeonSiege'' has a Nature Magic spell called healing hands.
* Riley from ''{{Dubloon}}'', aside from [[ShockAndAwe lightning spells]], has a repertoire of healing and [[{{Mana}} alcohol]] restoring spells.
* This is used as a gameplay mechanic in ''GhostbustersTheVideoGame'' , and it gives ALL of the characters this quality by virtue of a "Positron Restore System" embedded in the suit and gloves.
* The medic class in GlobalAgenda has a healing gun, healing grenades, and a "healing wave" - an inexplicable healing power that is an even-more inexplicable AOE effect emanating from the medic.
* [[VideoGame/PsychoSoldier Athena]] [[TheKingOfFighters Asamiya]] has this as a part of her PsychicPowers, but it's rarely used in-games and/or in-story. It's seen in ''[[VideoGame/AthenaAwakeningFromTheOrdinaryLife Athena: Awakening From the Ordinary Life]]'' [[spoiler: (heals her {{muggle}} friend Rika)]], in KOF:G (attempts to heal [[spoiler: Chizuru]] but is interrupted by [[spoiler: Goenitz]]), in the XII manhua (heals Kyo), as a Striker in KOF 99 (heals the playing character when called upon), or as an optional part of [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Vw0S3MaKk0 her Psychic 10 Desperation Move]] in KOF 2003 (heals herself).
* ''VideoGame/JoeDeversLoneWolf'': The Healing discipline allows Lone Wolf to do this.
* ''VideoGame/SuperMarioRPG'' has two characters with healing abilities.
** [[WeatherManipulation Mallow]] can summon a cloud (with a happy face, in typical [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] fashion) that rains on people to heal them.
** Princess Toadstool joins your party knowing two healing spells by default; the single-target Therapy, and the less powerful but multi-target Group Hug (making this trope very literal). Both of them remove StandardStatusEffects as well as restoring HP.
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[[folder:Web Comics]]
* Tristram of ''{{Earthsong}}'' can do this. And, given that his power is to treat LifeEnergy as a [[LiquidAssets Liquid Asset]], he can reverse it into Harming Hands too.
* In an example similar to Tristram from ''{{Earthsong}}'', Warrick from [[http://www.namesakecomic.com/ Namesake]] can also heal others. He is referred to as a "mender", someone who can repair things and people easily.
* [[AlternateUniverse Dimension of Lame]] Gwynn from ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance''.
* In Webcomic/EmergencyExit:
** Two of the ''villains'' have this. [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Jurinjo]] is known for his healing abilities, although his comrades don't think much of this ([[http://eecomics.net/EEArchives/?strip_id=787 You're like the white mage of the group!]]), and [[AffablyEvil Kyran]] has been shown healing twice. Both of them have used their abilities ''on the heroes''. Because...[[ForTheEvulz that's what villains do?]]
** Also [[spoiler: Sal Declan]] is able to [[spoiler: use magic to put in stitches]]. Very useful if you have someone [[http://eecomics.net/EEArchives/?strip_id=1098 you really can't take to the doctor...]]
* In ''{{Harkovast}}'', the priestesses of Hevalla use magical healing water to return Sir Muir to the fight (and just in time, as a bad guy breaks through the door a few moments later!)
* Subverted in TheLongestSojourn where the Havenhealers' healing crystals don't just heal the patient but also saps lifeforce from the same patient to do the healing. And leaves a whole range of [[http://longestsojourn.comicgenesis.com/d/20081110.html nasty side effects]]. Oh and [[http://longestsojourn.comicgenesis.com/d/20090102.html it can kill the patient if they were too weak to begin with]].
* PS238 has Vern, one of the meta-prodigies in the Rainmaker Program. He is the only healer seen on-screen so far, and after [[spoiler: pulling Guardian Angel's soul back into her body]] is referred to as Messias-level healer.
* As ''{{Goblins}}'' is set within D&D rules, most of the above for clerics, druids and paladins applies here.
* ''CharbyTheVampirate'' features:
** Mye, a zombie witch. While she is proficient in making potions, she can also literally kiss things better, much to the chagrin of her boyfriend and brother - other characters abuse Mye's helper's syndrome shamelessly.
** Kavonn, the Hat Mage. Kavonn wields a massive ankh-topped staff and can cast highly varied spells, including healing ones. Lesser artifacts from the Hat can also grant healing magic.
** Zerlocke, a low-rank elite. As elites are nigh immortal and invulnerable with a whole set of other abilities, general magic is frowned upon. Zerlocke was one of the few to bother and possibly knows healing spells.
* ''Webcomic/{{Underling}}'' [[http://underlingcomic.com/page-one-hundred-twenty-nine/ coils, actually]]
* Webcomic/{{Memoria}} [[http://memoria.valice.net/?p=303 He heals up the children]].
** Matty gets these toward the end of the next chapter.
* {{Tamuran}} [[http://www.tamurancomic.com/?p=163 the knife cut heals up again]] as soon as the blood is taken.
* Lorelei in ''TheFourth'' has saved her friends a number of times with these.
* This is a [[WhiteMagic standard magic type]] in ''DominicDeegan''. Gregory, in particular, starts out seemingly powerless but soon escalates his super-healing to ridiculous levels [[spoiler:until it gets permanently removed]]. He can near-instantly heal himself and anyone nearby, but this isn't as great as it sounds, as he often ends up [[PowerIncontinence healing his enemies by mistake]]. One of the orcs also has this power, but [[CastFromHitPoints healing people injures him]].
* White Mage in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater''. Red Mage, too, though he rarely uses it because his teammates are all some combination of [[InvincibleHero indestructible]] and [[{{Jerkass}} insufferable]], and he's too much of a [[CloudCuckooLander nutcase]] to consider healing himself.
* As in ''Goblins'' above, ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' uses the D&D version. [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0006.html Durkon]] is the main recurring culprit.
* In ''{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/archive_page.php?comicID=2852 Lil' E accidentally surfs to a site of Jesus's healing people.]]
* Kieri in ''SlightlyDamned'' tries to use healing magic on Buwaro when he is apparently killed by an electrical attack by a Seraph. It's [[HowDareYouDieOnMe more an act of desparation]], as she admits [[HealingMagicIsTheHardest she lacks skill at it]]. the way she administers it even looks like a MagicalDefibrillator. Fortunately, it worked.
* In ''Webcomic/RustyAndCo'', [[http://rustyandco.com/comic/level-6-47/ Madeline, being a paladin, has this.]]
* In ''Webcomic/CorgiQuest'', Privious specializes in this due to her role as a [[WhiteMage Cleric]]. [[QuirkyBard Bonabelle]] can also cast Cure Light Wounds in a pinch.
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[[folder:Web Original]]
* In ''Roleplay/TheGamersAlliance'', [[TheMedic Unithien]] and [[ThePaladin Nesa]] use their white magic to heal others.
* Shandala, heroine of ''BrokenSaints'', demonstrates this on more than one occasion, first healing her brother Tui, then Oran.
* In the WhateleyUniverse, several characters have healing powers:
** Nikky "Fey" Reilly can cure serious wounds with magic.
** Chou "Bladedancer" Lee can use Taoist "chi" healing techniques through "laying on of hands".
** Every time Kerry Ellison heals someone, she takes on their illness or injury. And ''all the illnesses and injuries she's ever healed before''. At least the older healings manifest themselves to a lesser and lesser degree over time, but it's still pretty grisly when she heals a cancer victim, after healing a blind person and a person with crippling arthritis and... Even worse, near the end of her intro novel, she's being held captive and ''forced'' to do this. And she's only 14.
* Lifeline and Panacea from the ''GlobalGuardiansPBEMUniverse'' are both superheroes who (among other powers) are capable of healing with a touch. Amnesty, the AnthropomorphicPersonification of Mercy, can not only heal with a touch, she can raise the dead completely. Mercy, another AnthropomorphicPersonification (this time of the popular view of angels), can also heal with a touch and raise the dead, though she is very reluctant to do the latter. Empath heals by taking on injuries and illnesses into her own body. Dream Sword heals through manipulation of the chakras. Saba Devatao can heal injured people, but only by transferring the injury to a healthy person.
* In ''TrintonChronicles'' only one person, Coatl, actually has this power and seeing as how its a super rare ability in this world, she keeps it well hidden from everyone she doesn't trust.
* Joan Banks's story series ''Absolute Power'' stars a man who, having wasted the first two of ThreeWishes from a genie, chose this for his third wish. As it turns out, this means that he can "heal" anything if he can think of it as a disease. This is ''exactly'' [[SuperpowerLottery as powerful as it sounds]].
* Discussed in a ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' article: [[http://www.cracked.com/blog/7-bullshit-video-game-healing-methods/ 7 Video Game Healing Methods Least Likely to Actually Work]]
* In ''Literature/InSerein'', [[http://inserein.com/1/1-2-2.htm spontaneously discovering]] she can do this to a wounded [[UsefulNotes/IrishTravellers traveller]] in need is one of Isca's first acts of magic and an important ability throughout the whole series. She later teaches it to other people and learns that her way of doing it is a big improvement on the Serein's magic, because that was abstract and un-intuitive and took decades to learn while her method could be picked up by others in mere days.
* Panacea from ''Literature/{{Worm}}'' has this power, though it's only one application of her ability to exert total control over the biology of any living organism.
** Unusually she considers this a form of BlessedWithSuck as she feels crippling guilt if she isn't healing 24/7 and feels bad about wanting a life of her own.
** She also fears the other potential uses of her power and refuses to treat brain injuries for fear of causing MindRape.
** Lizardtail of the Ambassadors can heal at long range.
** Othala, white supremacist villain, has the [[SuperEmpowering power to give other people powers]]. This includes giving them a HealingFactor.
** Scapegoat has a variant whereby he [[BlessedWithSuck transfers wounds to himself]] (and possibly then to an enemy). He really hates his power.
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[[folder:Western Animation]]
* Katara in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' as a specialty of the Waterbenders. In contrast with the "Wound-B-Gone" effect this ability usually has, people tend to recover from major injuries gradually over several healing sessions.
** [[WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra Korra]], the Avatar from the sequel series, also has this ability and was trained by Katara herself.
* Rex from ''WesternAnimation/GeneratorRex'' has the ability to cure EVO's from their mutations.
* Serena from ''WesternAnimation/DinoRiders'' has this ability, which she uses both on her teammates and on the dinosaurs she befriends.
* Raven in the ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'' animated series has this ability, but is rarely seen using it. Most notably, she heals Beast Boy's broken leg in "Final Exam".
* Bloom from ''WesternAnimation/WinxClub'' gains this power in season 2.
* ''WesternAnimation/SheRaPrincessOfPower'' gains this ability, much to the surprise of [[WesternAnimation/HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse1983 He-Man]] who only got super strength.
-->'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick:''' Oh Christ, now she heals the sick. Movie, would you please end before she walks on water?
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Rollbots}}'', this is the power of Penny, Koto, and presumably the rest of the Kuzuri.
* [[spoiler:Princess Kida]] heals [[spoiler:Milo Thatch]]'s wounds with her hands in ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire'' after the latter is badly injured.
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reiki Reiki]], sometimes called palm-healing or hands-on-healing.
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