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[[caption-width-right:275:Makie wears her heart on her sleeve...and her tongue, apparently]]

-> ''"In a few hours, you'll become a mist of atoms"'' ♥
--> --'''Yuuka Kazami''' - ''[[VideoGame/{{Touhou}} Lotus Land Story]], [[http://en.touhouwiki.net/wiki/Lotus_Land_Story:_Reimu%27s_Scenario#Final_Stage final stage]]''

Sometimes characters will use a HeartSymbol ♥ in their speech bubbles, or sometimes dead-centre in their mouth. This is supposed to indicate their tone and show that they are [[{{genki|Girl}} energetic]] or a {{kawaiiko}}; that, or they are {{squee}}ing like mad about something. Sometimes they're just talking in a sing-song manner, sometimes they're doing it in a flirtatious manner, and sometimes they're reacting to something that happens to feel really good.

However, sometimes it is done [[DeadpanSnarker sarcastically by a much less enthusiastic character]], or used in an inappropriate sentence in order to add an element of [[{{Yandere}} extra creepiness to a spooky person]].
Sometimes it is even {{Lampshaded}} when other characters mention the hearts, usually with a line like, "Don't say that with a ♥!".

Related to LuckyCharmsTitle, and more distantly to WingdingEyes. A lighter variant is to use a music note to connote sing-song or facetiousness.

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!!Examples ♥:

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[[folder:Anime and Manga ♥]]
* ''MarmaladeBoy'' has Miki saying that she can't believe her parents said the sentence "We're getting divorced! ♥" [[BreakingTheFourthWall with a]] ♥.
* This is often used in ''Manga/LoveHina''.
* Toto from ''DeadmanWonderland'' often has stars in his speech bubbles.
* As well as in ''GreatTeacherOnizuka'' (especially by the title character).
* Urahara in ''Manga/{{Bleach}}'' is a frequent example of the sarcastic approach.
** Yachiru uses them, too, because she's basically a CheerfulChild. Hideously powerful, but cheerful nonetheless.
** Chizuru uses the flirty {{squee}} type of hearts when she gushes over Orihime.
** Nemu's vocalizations are littered with these during the Hueco Mundo arc when Mayuri does... ''[[IntimateHealing something]]'' to revive her from a very disturbing near-death experience.
** Gin's cheerful 'Bye-Bye!♥' after kicking the gang out of Soul Society and cutting off the gatekeeper's arm in the blink of an eye.
** Rangiku Matsumoto has hearts associated with her as well. There's also an amusing sketch in Bleach Official Bootleg of Hisagi asking for feedback on an new advice column he's set-up. Rangiku's feedback shows she thinks it's silly, stupid, hard to read, unreliable and simply not gripping. She breaks his heart, and she does it with hearts and flowers doodled all over the signature and comments boxes.
* In ''SamuraiDeeperKyo'' Yukimura Sanada does it all the time.
** {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an extra, where someone asks how Sasuke can tell Yukimura and his BodyDouble Kosuke apart. Sasuke replies that Yukimura adds little hearts to the ends of his sentences.
* Hisoka from ''HunterXHunter'' uses these, as well as diamonds, clubs and spades. Three guesses what his gimmick is.
* Kazumi does this in ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima''. The {{Squee}} is her showing off a photo of her [[FirstKiss first pactio/kiss]].
** [[PsychoforHire Tsukoyomi]] uses these as she describes mutilation, torture and general mass murder and carnage. Definitely on the disturbing side. She drools too. Oh and also when she's talking about Setsuna and Konoka. [[PsychoLesbian So]] [[StalkerWithACrush Yeah]].
*** Konoka herself throws them around with great vigor, especially when she's healing or talking about Setsuna.
*** [[SilentBob Zazie]] is able to ''nod'' with hearts.
*** Not to mention that about half of the chapter titles contain these.
*** Kaede, among others, [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v01/c004/13.html here]].
*** Teacher [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v04/c034/12.html Shizuna]] also does it, as well as (in the Mangafox fanslation) having her speech written in cursive script (perhaps to represent a sexy voice).
**** [[spoiler: Except that it's not Shizuna...]]
** Lampshaded [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v18/c163/10.html here]] with Negi, even.
** And in chapter 293 Tsukoyomi does [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mahou_sensei_negima/v32/c293/8.html this]] again while saying "[[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Ahhh...]]" when [[InLoveWithYourCarnage gushing over Negi's new level of badass]].
* ''{{Moyashimon}}'' has Mutou and Oikawa do this when they enthusiastically accept Itsuki-sensei's offer to dinner, only the little hearts are replaced with {{Anthropomorphic Personification}}s [[http://i32.tinypic.com/2usafd3.jpg of microbes]].
* ''KatteNiKaizo'' - wherein someone said doing this at the office counts as sexual harassment.
* ''Manga/OnePiece'''s ChivalrousPervert Sanji often adds a ♥ in the end of ladies' names, while his one visible eye takes the shape of a heart as well. Also, an early minor baddie from the Fishman crew added a ♥ [[VerbalTic to the end of his sentences]].
* Becomes something of a RunningGag in the manga ''AnneFreaks'' with Anna constantly doing this, even when talking about murdering people (she is an assassin, after all) and eventually the habit [[GotMeDoingIt transfers to her sidekicks]].
* An early chapter of ''TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' has Kurogane (the gruff {{Ninja}}) say "Kurogane is very happy ♥!" If this seems out of character, it's actually the TeamPet Mokona imitating Kurogane's voice.
* The Millennium Earl of ''Manga/DGrayMan'' litters his speech with these; as he's the BigBad of the series, this comes across as [[UncannyValley very odd and somewhat creepy]].
** It doesn't help that the Earl is also a MonsterClown OmnicidalManiac.
** Similarly, the {{Satan}}-ic '''HIM''' from ''PowerPuffGirls'', but unlike the Millennium Earl's speech, which could be seen as "grandfatherly," '''HIM''' is just a bizarre amalgamation of the devil, a lobster and [[TheRockyHorrorPictureShow Dr. FrankNFurter]].
* Dakki from ''HoushinEngi'' does this pretty much every time she speaks. Additionally, her sister Kibi does this with stars.
* Lucia in ''MermaidMelodyPichiPichiPitch'' ends sentences with these when she's going on about her boyfriend or after she attacks with a "Love Shower Pitch! ♥". Hanon takes this to a whole new level, putting them after almost all her sentences and sometimes in the middle of words.
* Hizuki from ''TimeStrangerKyoko'' is a male example.
* Used a lot in the ''OuranHighSchoolHostClub'' manga, mostly by Haruhi's dad and by TokenMiniMoe Honey.
* Kankuro from ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'' gets the creepy version; he does this just before his puppet snaps every bone in his Sound Ninja opponent's body.
** Karin often uses them when flirting with Sasuke (In the Viz manga, this is accompanied by a fairly cutesy-looking [[UsefulNotes/{{Fonts}} font]] when she does it in Volume 38). Ino also uses them when preparing to use Mind Transfer Jutsu to get Sakura's answers during the Chunin Exam.
** Also, Ino does this several times in volume 8.
** [[TheComicallySerious Kakashi]] does this a few times early on: "You... Pass! ♥"
*** Or, more disturbingly, [[ItMakesSenseInContext "You could bleed to death.]] I'm serious. ♥"
* Moka from ''RosarioToVampire'' uses these when flirting with Tsukune. Well..."normal" Moka does, anyway.
** Or just plain this:
--> [[SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud Kapu]][[KissOfTheVampire chuu!]] ♥
* Papillon, from ''BusouRenkin'', insists that everyone use these when talking about him.
-->'''Tokiko:''' Papillon!\\
'''Papillon:''' *while wagging his finger admonishingly* Papillon♥. You have to say it with love!
** Appropriately, his last line in the series [[spoiler:after becoming a world-famous celebrity]] is "Say it with love!" [[spoiler:yelled from the Eiffel Tower to a crowd of fans shouting his name.]]
* Koizumi from ''LovelyComplex'' sometimes tries to address her love interest Otani in this way, but it usually only freaks him out.
* Miharu in the ''Manga/GirlsBravo'' manga uses this a lot.
* Icoro's [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter cute]] [[NonHumanSidekick animal sidekick]] Kuro of ''KimiNoKakera'' ends almost every sentence with a heart. It should be noticed that most of the things he says are fairly nasty digs at Icoro.
* Appears in the ''Manga/SailorMoon'' {{manga}} and carried over to the GaidenGame ''VideoGame/SailorMoonAnotherStory''.
* It's used pretty regularly in ''Manga/HayateTheCombatButler'', by just about every character. Particularly heartful are the permanently cheerful occasional ChewToy Izumi and [[{{Meido}} Maria]], for whom ♥s and a fixed smile serve as [[{{Yandere}} a warning of impending doom]].
* [[SoulEater Noah]] does this on occasion. It's decidedly not cute.
* In ''{{ef|AFairyTaleOfTheTwo}}'', Renji's {{Cloudcuckoolander}} mom Sumire often appends hearts and musical notes to the ends of her speech.
* Oddly enough, this crops up often in ''DetectiveConan''. Quickly gets disturbing when in an early appearance, it's dragged out for a HoYay joke.
-->'''Conan:''' You do have a reason for making us come and stay here, right?\\
'''Hattori:''' No, I don't... I just wanted to be with you~♥\\
(Conan aims his watch stun-gun at Hattori.)\\
'''Hattori:''' Ah! Don't shoot! I'm only joking!
* ''Manga/ButterfliesFlowers'': Domoto insists that Choko address him as "Director Domoto ♥" when on the job.
* Mayu often speaks to Kaoru with hearts in ''Manga/AiYoriAoshi''.
* Narumi from ''GakuenAlice'' ''is'' this trope, in the "squeeing like mad" or "extra-flirty" sense. (He has 28 hearts in the first chapter alone.) Misaki has {{Lampshaded}} this at least once. Also, Rui Amane Says It With Stars. Presumably he's just that sparkly.
* In an episode of ''{{Mirumo de Pon}}!'', Kaede gives [[ShelteredAristocrat Matsutake]] a coffee cup and includes a note, which his servant reads to him, including saying "heart mark" at the end.
* ''Manga/BattleRoyale'' is an intensely psychological manga with lots of deception and desperate attempts at heartwarming, so it is no surprise that its Manga is littered with this.
** Memorably, the BigBad Yonemi Kamon's speech is littered with these, all the while he's talking about rape, murder and the imminent bloodshed involved in The Programme.
* Nagi does this a lot in ''OtomeKikanGretel''.
* Envy's done it a few times in ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist''. It's done to great FauxAffablyEvil effect. See the page picture.
* In ''Manga/{{Saiyuki}}'', Hakkai will do this. Usually it's to indicate that he's in full-on TeamMom mode, and treating the other main characters like unruly children, but he also did the creepy version once when threatening to break a minor villain's neck.
* When Futaba tells PuniPuniPoemi she wants to see her transformation. Yes, that's an anime, but they made an ArtShift for this scene.
* The most prolific user of hearts in ''Manga/AhMyGoddess'' is Hild, chief demon and the ruler of Hell.
* Bugsy uses this once or twice when talking to Gold in ''PokemonGoldenBoys''. HoYay ensues.
** Satoshi uses this a lot in ''PokemonZensho''.
* Misa Amane from ''Manga/DeathNote'' often talks like this, usually when the subject is Light Yagami.
* Kureha from ''{{Tokko}}'' often talks like this.
* Mitsuko, the sex shop owner in ''NanaToKaoru'', does this whenever she's discussing her wares with a customer.
* [[CuteandPsycho Dead]] (Master) in ''Manga/BlackRockShooter: Innocent Soul'' likes to pepper her gushing over Rock with hearts.
* In the ''WeddingPeach'' manga when a Bride is possessed by a love hating devil she gets aggravated by anything to do with love, and even tells Wedding Peach that the ♡s Peach is speaking with are pissing her off.
* In the ''MaidenRose'' ''Rosa Alba'' doujinshis, Enrico ends every sentence with a heart when he's in charm mode.
* Interestingly, done by Natsu in ''Manga/FairyTail'', upon making Lucy do his signature move thanks to Kain Hikaru's voodoo doll.
-->'''Natsu''': Fire dragon's... Iron Fist ♥
* In ''Manga/SangatsuNoLion'', Hina and her friend briefly speak this way while fangirling over Takahashi during his first appearance. Variants occasionally appear with stars or flowers to signify joy or happiness.
* Yatori in ''Manga/KamisamaKiss'' does this. Of course, since he is one of the main villains, FauxAffablyEvil and a ManipulativeBastard this just makes him more than a little unsettling.
* Megumu and Kikuno from ''LightNovel/KanojoGaFlagOOraretara'' sometimes pepper their sentences with hearts whenever they are happy or excited.
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[[folder:C♥mic B♥♥ks]]
* Western example: Sometimes, ''Comicbook/{{Empowered}}'' does this.
* There's one ''{{Superman}}'' story where LoisLane goes undercover as the bride of a notorious criminal. When she' talking sultrily to him, [[UpToEleven her entire speech balloon is a pink heart]].
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[[folder:Fanficti♥n]]
* In ''Fanfic/Left2Die4Ever'', the main character is somehow able to pronounce an exclamation point.
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[[folder:Vide♥ Games]]
* Etna in ''VideoGame/{{Disgaea|HourOfDarkness}}'' can hit both 'sarcastic' and 'disturbing' when she uses this. [[LoveFreak Flonne]] does it straight: "Eternal love! ♥"
** [[VideoGame/Disgaea3AbsenceOfJustice Sapphire]], on the other hand, uses it to [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant cheerfully punctuate death threats]]. Yeah, she's one of ''[[{{Yandere}} those]]'' girls. "I'm an untouchable killing machine♥"
** Weapon description for Tentacles, which are a weapon in the game: "Good for groping all sorts of places"
* One of the fish in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', while neither kawaii nor genki, gives us one when talking about [=ChuChus=].
** Also, the sculptor, Carlov, speaks with hearts quite often.
** There's another (rather odd) example in the ''[[Manga/TheLegendOfZelda Four Swords]]'' manga, where Red Link utters a ♥ after Gufuu grabs him and Blue and ties them together.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess Twilight Princess]]'', Link's fangirls in Hyrule Castle Town have hearts in their dialogue box whenever Link talks to them. In fact, while they're swooning over him, they'll drop three actual hearts to replenish Link's health.
--> '''Fangirls:''' EEEEEEK! It's HIM! ♥♥♥
* Deneb from ''OgreBattle'' ends nearly all of her sentences with a heart. It's so much a part of her character that the heart being in a different ''font'' in the sequel ''TacticsOgre'' kind of ruins the effect.
* Millenia in ''VideoGame/GrandiaII'' uses these sometimes after a few of her more... playful lines of dialogue.
* Medicham in ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonRescueTeam''.
** Lopunny in the second game occasionally ends sentences with a ♥.
** The Kecleon Brothers of both games sometimes end their sentences with ♪'s.
* The King of All Cosmos from ''KatamariDamacy'' does this sometimes. Some of his dialogue even has a heart symbol after each letter. There's also the fact that the first sequel is called ''We ♥ Katamari''.
* Izuna from ''[[IzunaLegendOfTheUnemployedNinja Izuna: Legend of the Unemployed Ninja]]'' uses these sometimes.
* Alice from ''VideoGame/TalesOfSymphoniaDawnOfTheNewWorld'' ends just about every sentence with hearts. Especially creepy when she's telling you that "it's time to die! ♥"
** [[HandsomeLech Zelos]] pulls this off when he's being especially flirtatious.
** Anise of ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'' does this as well, as she is the {{kawaiiko}}. However, Jade uses them once or twice as well, though it may be in jest.
** Arche from ''VideoGame/TalesOfPhantasia'' ends a lot of sentences with hearts. Since she is a GenkiGirl, this is pretty much a given.
* Almost all of the ''RivieraThePromisedLand'' girls use hearts in their speech. Fia uses musical notes instead.
** Similarly, Cierra often did this in ''DeptHeavenApocrypha'' when she was around. Other characters do it every now and again, too.
* The Magypsies from ''VideoGame/{{Mother 3}}''.
* This ''VideoGame/PaperMario'' games tend to pepper their text with hearts, especially the original. [[http://youtu.be/ure-uRMlJ58?t=7m36s This LPer]] has some fun with the tendency.
* As the page quote indicates, this get used somewhat frequently in the PC-98 ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' games (except the first, which kinda lacked dialogue sequences). It disappeared by the first of the Windows games. And yes, the three primary "offenders" (Yuka, Mima, and Marisa) were all varying degrees of crazy, so it tended to follow a particularly violent or mean statement (again, see the page quote).
* Pops up now and again in ''VideoGame/LunarTheSilverStar'' as well as its sequels and [[UpdatedReRelease remakes]].
* In ''VideoGame/HalfMinuteHero'', the Time Goddess uses hearts and occasionally other symbols.
* Naval Pranha (a ''VideoGame/YoshisIsland'' boss) peppers her dialogue with hearts in ''[[VideoGame/PanelDePon Tetris Attack]]''.
* Leslie of ''VideoGame/ArcRiseFantasia'' tends to do this alot. Even during some of her [[LimitBreak Excel Arts]].
* A variant of this trope is the character Maguro in ''{{Puyo Puyo}} 7'' and beyond. He ends over 90% of his lines with a star symbol (★).
** As far as art goes, a noticeable number of sprites in Puyo Puyo Fever and beyond have hearts or stars in the characters' mouths.
* In ''{{Persona 3}}'', as [[RelationshipValues Social]] [[LevelUpAtIntimacy5 Link]] characters get closer to the protagonist, heart icons occasionally float away from their portrait during interactions.
* Alluded to in ''StarWarsTheOldRepublic''. If the male Bounty Hunter successfully courts Mako, she [[PlayfulHacker vandalizes the top ten sites on the Holonet]] in celebration of their engagement and tells the Hunter "hearts were involved. Kind of a lot of them. Don't judge."
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[[folder:Visual N♥vels]]
* The protagonist's mother in ''VisualNovel/DraKoi'' has a little heart in her mouth while in the middle of a smoker's cough.
* In ''VisualNovel/ApolloJusticeAceAttorney'', Examining a letter from Detective Ema Skye reveals that she signed her name with a heart. GenkiGirl Trucy, a magician, responds by saying that she always signs her name with a diamond. She suggests that [[TheHero Apollo Justice]] should sign his name as "Apollo = Justice."
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[[folder:Webc♥mics]]
* Webcomic example: ''KeychainOfCreation'': [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0039.html sincere]]; [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0170.html sinister]]; [[http://keychain.patternspider.net/archive/koc0179.html can't it be both]]?
* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', Zeetha of all people uses a heart when talking about [[spoiler:Higgs]].
* Tesla from ''Webcomic/{{Adventurers}}!'' uses a heart after [[http://adventurers.keenspot.com/d/0362.html winning a duel]].
* A few times in ''Webcomic/MenageA3''
* ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' do it all the time, including everyone [[KissOfTheVampire under the influence of a vampire bite]]. Including [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/strips-ec/sweetest_blood Layla's mom]] with her... fond memories of Chloe's mom.
** Jacqui Brightmoon from ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' and ''Webcomic/MagickChicks'' talks like this all the time to any boys she considers attractive (that's a lot) and especially to [[HotForTeacher Mr. Delatorre]].
** Faith, [[http://www.magickchicks.com/strips-mc/pesky_cats_-_ec_crossover_strip occasionally]].
* In ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'', Ja Wangnan has [[DudeLooksLikeALady Nia's]] number written down under "My Beloved Nia ♥!!!". [[AmbiguouslyGay Cue the speculation.]]
* ''Webcomic/SequentialArt'', when [[HiveMind Think Tank]] finally notices the whole [[AlienInvasion Flying Trashcans]] problem:
--> '''(squirrel girls)''': ♥ ♥ '''''[[MadScientist Field test!]]''''' ♥ ♥
* ''Webcomic/GunnerkriggCourt'' had [[RedOniBlueOni Blue]] talking like this during [[http://www.gunnerkrigg.com/archive_page.php?comicID=996 one]] strong [[{{Tsundere}} fit]] of [[RomanticTwoGirlFriendship adoration]] toward Red.
* ''BittersweetCandyBowl'' is a frequent offender.
* Played for laughs in ''Moon Over June'' when Summer is assigned to mandatory SensitivityTraining[=/=]therapy by her new boss.
--> ♥ So why don't we use this time to focus on you? I'm extremely good at making women feel... appreciated. ♥ What do you say? ♥
--> ♥ I say you sit down and start taking this seriously or I'll call Dr. Fuentes and tell her to fire you immediately. ♥
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