'''Basic Trope''': A virgin (almost AlwaysFemale) has special powers, simply because she's a virgin. ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
* '''Straight''':
** Virginia can ride unicorns and cast spells, just because she's a virgin.
** [[{{Otaku}} Seamus O'Taku]] [[NerdsAreVirgins loves anime, manga, comic books, StarTrek, and video games, but has never slept with a girl]]. Because of the latter case, he can ride unicorns and cast spells.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** If she even so much as ''thinks'' about sex, she will lose her powers.
** If he ever masturbates to a 2D girl, he will lose his powers.
* '''Downplayed''':
** So long as it isn't "[[TechnicalVirgin sex]]" in a very particular sense, she's still a virgin no matter how many girls Virginia sleeps with.
** Alternatively, she can have sex and keep her powers, but she can only sleep with one person for the rest of her life.
** Virginia can have sex and keep her powers as long as she is faithful to her boyfriend or husband.
** Virginia only loses her power if she has ''consensual'' sex.
* '''Justified''':
** Virginia is a {{Miko}}, and because [[SexIsEvil virgins are considered to be more pure]] and closer to the god(s) they serve, her ability to do what she does is contingent upon her virginity.
** Virgina worships a virgin goddess,who only grants power to her disciples if they remain celibate.
* '''Inverted''': Slutterella gains more power the more sex she has.
* '''Subverted''':
** Virginia is a virgin, but [[VillainSue otherwise impure]], or simply [[GoodIsNotNice not nice]].
** Virginia doesn't actually have powers tied to her virginity, but her society ''does'' place a high value on a girl's virginity.
** The virgin power is actually very impure form of magic - it is exploiting BloodMagic with their own as a supply of virgins blood!
* '''Double Subverted''':
** But because she's an ApocalypseMaiden, she can still use special powers that are tied to her virginity.
** Because of that, Virginia is expected to be (and remain) "pure"
** However it is the most ethical way to practice BloodMagic.
* '''Parodied''':
** Because of her powers, Virginia CantHaveSexEver.
** See Entry #2. Also, no one knows why bullies are, in fact, ''afraid'' of Seamus.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Some virgins have special powers, other virgins do not. Some lose their powers with their virginity, others don't, still others gain, or switch, powers.
* '''Averted''':
** [[RealLife No virgins have special powers.]]
** Magical powers are not contingent upon one's virginity or lack thereof.
* '''Enforced''': The author thinks [[FetishFuel virgins]] are better, and gives them special powers to show that.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Great supernatural powers....this means I'll die a virgin".
* '''Invoked''': Virginia already was a {{Celibate Hero}}ine (or {{asexual}}) before acquiring her power. The person/entity that granted her the ability knew it would be easier for a person devoid of romantic/sexual interest to maintain this power.
* '''Exploited''':
** Virginia (or someone close to her, like [[OverprotectiveDad her father]]) learns about the existence of the VirginPower, so she's infused with it in order to protect her virginity.
** Draco, an Empire's [[TheMole double agent]] and consummate {{manipulative bastard}} learns about the virgin-clause on Virginia's power, so he decides to charm her in order to fall in love with him and eventually take away her gift.
* '''Defied''': Virginia doesn't want her powers anymore, and screws Bob the first chance she gets.
* '''Discussed''': "What makes virgins so special, anyway?"
* '''Conversed''': "I dunno...maybe it's their rarity. Or their perceived purity. You know, like a diamond, or something".
* '''Implied''': Seamus' sex life was ambiguous, but his hobbies, as well as his powers, weren't.
* '''Deconstructed''':
** VirginTension makes Virginia's love life awkward. She also can't help but feel like she's [[BarrierMaiden being]] [[VirginSacrifice used...]] She's also constantly fighting off villains who try to seduce her so she'll lose her powers.
** Seamus gains powers from his virginity... But because he's a bitter loner, he gains ''dark'' powers. And his unicorn is ''not'' a pretty little pony, but an ebon steed with glowing red eyes and a jagged horn. He's become the living embodiment of PureIsNotGood
** With such a powerful incentive for chastity, birth rates are dangerously low.
* '''Reconstructed''':
** Virginia decides that her powers are incredibly awesome, and that being a {{Celibate Hero}}ine is a small price to pay for them. She accepts her role as BarrierMaiden. And she's a more well-rounded person because she's focused on things other than romance.
** Seamus' dark powers are just RuleOfCool and he is admired by many people for not following people's standards.
* '''Played For Laughs''': VirginityMakesYouStupid, or if the powerful virgin character is male, AManIsNotAVirgin
* '''Played For Drama''':
** Seamus was pressured for not being a virgin, despite his powers.
** Draco learns that Virginia's powers are dependent of her virginity, and rapes her when he fails to seduce her. Virginia not only loses her powers, but is also [[RapeAsDrama psychologically broken]] and gets [[RapeLeadsToInsanity PTSD]] as a result of the ordeal. She ends up resenting the powers she once had, as well a the goddess that gave them to her.
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