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[[caption-width-right:350:The CurseEscapeClause said that it can be broken by a kiss from a princess.... [[labelnote:spoiler]]Don't get surprised that it's GoneHorriblyWrong; [[RealityEnsues she wasn't a real princess.]][[/labelnote]]]]

Some kisses are so sweet that they feel like magic, but some kisses ''really are magic''. A Magic Kiss has some supernatural effect that either binds or releases a spell, for weal or woe.

While it's often used as an excuse for {{fanservice}} or {{ship teas|e}}ing in modern works, chaste examples of fairy tale magic kisses are OlderThanSteam.

Most of the examples of Magic Kiss fit into its subtropes:
* TrueLovesKiss is the solution to 99.9% of magical curses, and is very common in FairyTales.
* AMagicContractComesWithAKiss: ''pactio'' your way into someone's heart.

IntimateHealing qualifies as a magic kiss if it isn't, well, more intimate; the literal examples of KissOfDeath may also be a magic kiss. KissingUnderTheInfluence could be the result of magic, but isn't magical itself. Compare HeartBeatDown and KissOfTheVampire.



[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Manga/{{Outlanders}}'', Kahm gives Tetsuya the ability to understand her alien language with a kiss. Though later they cast an area-affect version of the spell, probably so Kahm didn't have kiss the entire [[FishPeople Nuba tribe]].
* In ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', Anthy would kiss Utena's sword (which she had just pulled from Utena's chest) to "abandon her body and protect the sword".
** In the movie she does this to transform into the Rose Bride and give Utena her sword to fight Saionji.
* The "Kiss of Life" from ''Manga/UFOPrincessValkyrie'' is both this and AMagicContractComesWithAKiss. Specifically, when Valkyrie first uses the Kiss Of Life to save Kazuto by injecting him with half her soul, it's a case of a kiss contract... but subsequently, after she's wound up in SleepModeSize, she could 'reconnect' with the missing half of her soul and temporarily regain her magical powers by kissing Kazuto again - which would be another magic kiss.
* In ''LightNovel/MagikaNoKenshiToShoukanMaou'', the hero has the ability to use the magic of girls who love and trust him; the stronger their feelings toward him are, the higher-level magic he can use. But for each girl, the first time he kisses her will momentarily force a full connection and allow him to use the highest-level magic they possess regardless of her feelings. It only works with that first kiss though, after which the girl develops a "resistance" to its power.
* In ''Manga/MythicalDetectiveLokiRagnarok'', Heimdall kisses Mayura and puts a spell on her, which Loki later has to remove with a kiss.
* A major element in ''Manga/{{Sekirei}}'', in the form of [[AMagicContractComesWithAKiss winging]] and a winged Sekirei's most powerful ability, the [[LimitBreak Norito]].
* With powers are all used like this in ''Manga/YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches''. Even the power copying power requires a kiss to copy the power.
* Evoked in ''Anime/PrincessTutu'';
** [[DarkMagicalGirl Princess Kraehe]] kisses [[EmotionlessBoy Mytho]] as she steals [[HeartTrauma his feeling of love]]. The kiss (presumably) isn't actually magical, but it sure looks like it.
** It also (seemingly) happens between [[spoiler:their true selves, Rue and Prince Siegfried, in the finale; the moment they kiss, Rue is suddenly clad in a FairytaleWeddingDress]].
* [[MeaningfulName Baise]] from ''Manga/HunterXHunter'' has the ability to make one a slave for 180 minutes by kissing a person. In the first anime, she tries to entice another boy into kissing her. Too bad he is TheStoic.
* ''Anime/KiddyGirlAnd'' has Di-air kissing other ES members and even an artificial monster to super-charge their super powers.
* Used in the ''Anime/BurstAngel'' manga by Amy--or rather, an army of holographic copies of Amy--in order to pacify an army of zombies.
* In ''LightNovel/{{Campione}}'', a Campione is [[AntiMagic immune to most forms of magic]], including beneficial ones like healing or knowledge transfer spells, unless it is inserted directly into his body. To use such beneficial spells on Godou, a member of his UnwantedHarem administers it via a kiss.
* The entire concept of ''Manga/YamadaKunAndTheSevenWitches''. The so-called witches use their PsychicPowers by kissing. The so-called witch killers copy/steal a witch's power by kissing her. HilarityEnsues when one of the witches orders the the titular Yamada (one of the witch killers) and his girlfriend to have sex in the middle of the street to find out if the powers can be activated by other displays of affection than just kissing. It's later mentioned that there is a specific reason why kisses are needed to use the powers, though that reason is never revealed.
* In ''Manga/{{Isuca}}'', when Shinichirou kisses someone, he automatically [[IKnowYourTrueName learns their true name]]. He can also transfer his energy to significantly boost the person's power.
* In ''Manga/AnatoliaStory'', the Japanese-born Yuri Suzuki can't speak or understand the Hitite language until Prince Kail gives her a kiss. It's used as a HandWave for the usual issues regarding {{Language Barrier}}s and the like, and it probably worked only because [[AWizardDidIt Kail himself is a magic user]].
* In ''Manga/MyHeroAcademia,'' the school's nurse, Recovery Girl, is a little old lady who can heal people by kissing their injuries.

[[folder: Comic Books ]]
* Comicbook/{{Starfire}} of the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' can learn any person's language by kissing them. (Later retcons say that it can work with any form of touch, but she prefers kisses because it's [[MsFanservice more fun that way]].)

[[folder: Fairy Tales ]]
* In ''Literature/TheWhiteDove'', kissing the dove (in gratitude) reveals that she is a princess.

[[folder: Films -- Animated ]]
* ''Disney/ThePrincessAndTheFrog'' is all about Naveen and Tiana searching for a princess to administer the magic kiss that will [[BalefulPolymorph turn them human again]].

[[folder: Films -- Live-Action ]]
* ''Film/{{Superman II}}''. The "[[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands kiss]] of LaserGuidedAmnesia" Superman gives to Lois Lane at the end of the movie.
* In the Creator/LindsayLohan film ''Film/JustMyLuck'', the main characters can swap their BornLucky and BornUnlucky status with each other by kissing.
* In ''Thumb Wars'' (a Star wars parody using finger puppets, natch), learning the Way of the Thumb involves touching tongues with one's mentor.

[[folder: Literature ]]
* In ''Literature/TheWonderfulWizardOfOz,'' the [[NoNameGiven unnamed]] Good Witch of the North gives Dorothy a kiss on the forehead, which marks her as being [[ProtectiveCharm under her protection]]..
* The [[KissOfDeath Dementor's Kiss]] in ''Literature/HarryPotter'' is actually the Dementor [[FateWorseThanDeath sucking out the soul from a human's body]].
* In Creator/RuthFrancesLong's ''Literature/TheTreacheryOfBeautifulThings'',
** The nix kisses Jenny, stealing her soul.
** Jack, having retrieved the soul, kisses the FauxDeath body, rather brusquely.
* ''Literature/JourneyToChaos'': Zaticana does this to impart her Omniglout blessing. When Eric tries to guess the magical mechanics of it, she says she just does it for fun.

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* Cordelia gets Doyle's vision power when Doyle kisses her in ''Series/{{Angel}}''. She later also passes a vision to Angel that way.
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''. The trope is lampshaded in "The Killer in Me" when HotWitch Willow is turned into Warren, the villain who killed her former lover Tara. At the end of the episode Kennedy, her current LoveInterest, works out how to reverse the spell.
-->"I think I've got this magic thing figured out. It's like the fairy tales." ''[Kennedy kisses Willow and she turns back to normal]''
* Demons seal their contracts with a kiss (or more...) in ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
* ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' has a MonsterOfTheWeek which temporarily brainwashed Kyoryu Black in this way.

[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]
* Succubi and Incubi in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' (all the way to the 1st Edition) have an energy drain attack delivered though either a kiss or a hug.
* Both ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' {{sourcebook}}s and novels by Ed Greenwood had spellcasters delivering touch-spells with an extra kink. Magic Missile Reflection spell in ''The Seven Sisters'' was called "Shalantha's Kiss" because its inventor ''always'' casting it on her adventuring band like this. Elmara in ''[[Literature/TheElminsterSeries The Making of a Mage]]'', trying to keep things silent, hits a surprised opponent with a Fleshflame spell -- a kiss so hot that when it ended the smoke trailed from that guy's ears, literally. In ''Elminster In Myth Drannor'' Symrustar Auglamyr triggered a pre-set spell much the same way.
** The only described instance of rare spell "spellsingers' luck" involved a permanent silvery [[PowerTattoo lips mark]] on the recipient's skin. Seven Sisters did cast in a similar fashion [[{{Synchronization}} fate link]] and some beneficial spell. In the latter case Storm blew a silver "kiss" that ''flew from her mouth to the recipient's cheek and attached there as a tattoo-like mark''.

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* ''VideoGame/ChronoTrigger'': Ayla's Kiss ability heals your party members' health while confirming her BiTheWay interest in strong men and women.
* ''VideoGame/FreedomForce'': Eve's Kiss is so powerful that it makes enemies have a temporary HeelFaceTurn.

[[folder: Webcomics ]]
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', this is a SBURB game mechanic. If a player dies (and if they have an intact dreamself), they can be revived if another player kisses their corpse within an unspecified time limit (if time runs out, the wounds propagate to the dreamself, killing them too).
* In ''Webcomic/DocRat'', [[http://www.docrat.com.au/default.asp?thisItem=778 "Captain Kerpow" tries to invoke this.]]

[[folder: Web Original]]
* Sesla from ''Literature/ChronoHustle'' can learn or teach a language with a kiss.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* In ''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans'', Starfire can learn new languages with a kiss, which makes her the TeamFace. The comic book version could do it with any touch but usually used the ability with a kiss, but it was [[AdaptationDistillation distilled]] to just kissing in the animation.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' has Sadira create a fantasy world in which she could become a princess, and Aladdin could act as her knight in shining armor. Genie tries to close the portal before Sadira can take Aladdin away, but the conflict between his and Sadira's brands of magic leaves Aladdin as a street rat with delusions of knighthood. In order to regain his sanity, Aladdin has to successfully steal a kiss from a princess..."Princess" Sadira, much to Jasmine's dismay.
* In ''WesternAnimation/Ben10AlienForce'', Charmcaster kisses Kevin putting him in a trance and orders Kevin to bring Gwen out. A HypnoTrinket was given to Kevin as the mind controlling device.
* In ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse,'' Garnet is able to temporarily pass her future vision to Steven with a kiss.
* In episode 10 of ''WesternAnimation/MiraculousLadybug'', [[{{BadassAdorable}} Ladybug]] kisses [[spoiler: [[{{Catboy}} Chat Noir]]]] to get rid of a magic spell cast on him.
* In the AnimatedAdaptation of ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfZelda'', Link spends one episode as a BalefulPolymorph and can only be returned to normal by a kiss from a princess. This does not go quite the way he intends, [[spoiler: and the one who dispells it is the FairyCompanion Spryte. Who, to be fair, ''is'' a Fairy Princess.]]