Covered in Kisses
"If we got a point for every time she kissed me in there..."The quickest way to show that a male character has been the recent target of female affection (and a lot of it) is to show him with his face (and sometimes elsewhere on his body) covered in lipstick marks. His hair and clothing may be disheveled as well. Most commonly the result of an extremely numinous Smooch of Victory. Usually animated, though occasionally imitated in live action for exaggeration purposes. In Real Life, marking as easily as that is usually a sign of a very poor-quality lipstick.
— Cody, Total Drama World Tour, "Super Happy Crazy Fun Time In Japan"
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Anime and Manga
- Ranma ˝: This has happened to Ranma Saotome numerous times. Perhaps the most humorous example was done to him by Konatsu, a kunoichi that isn't quite what she appears to be.
- One time, in the manga, Ranma drew lipstick kiss marks all over himself to make Akane think his Unwanted Harem had fought over him and he just got caught in the middle. He even beats himself up with nunchucks to complete the story. (He does this so Akane won't think that the ring his mother wants him to give to Akane is an engagement ring.) This plan backfires when Shampoo, Ukyo, and Kodachi discover the ring and fight over him for real.
- In Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Lotte Lieze did this to Chrono when the Lieze sisters were introduced. "That was yummy."
- Seina Yamada from Tenchi Muyo! GXP is subjected to this by Seto's handmaidens in episode 13.
- An episode of Shadow Skill had Elie repeatedly kiss her adoptive brother Gau on his cheeks, much to his chagrin.
- In Hanaukyō Maid Tai La Verite Taro ends up in this state in several instances such as episodes 2 & 9, thanks to Lemon, Marrin, and Marron. Also happened to Taro in the first episode of the first season.
- In "MÄR", Dorothy to Ginta, first as a "Shut Up" Kiss and eventually as a Smooch of Victory.
- She also does this to him in chapter 30 after seeing each other again after the first time the group went to the training gate.
- A staple of the Archie Comics throughout their history.
- It happens quite a bit to Beetle Bailey.
- This hilarious cover◊ of The Brave and the Bold, featuring Superman/Catwoman.
- Garfield: Jon Arbuckle himself had this happen to him when Liz discovered he actually kept a picture of Garfield as a kitten in his wallet.
- This cover of◊ Teen Titans Go!.
- In the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, issue 30 Hildagaard Rail does this to Raphael. She had a body like Pamela Anderson but was mutated to a point where her lips occupied most of her face. When Raphael tried to leave her car she grabbed him to give him a big kiss goodbye. The lipstick imprint she left covered his entire beak.
- In Of Love and Bunnies, a Power Rangers fanfic, during a flashback, the Rangers have to get their broken-down Zords to a mechanic. It Makes Sense in Context. As a distraction, they throw Tommy, the White Ranger, to the adoring crowd following them. Later, after they start fixing the Zords, the other Rangers finally remember to retrieve Tommy. He returns with a half-ripped costume covered with kisses (along with some short-term PTSD).
- In the Slice of Life Star Fox fanfic Butterfly Photographs, Fox McCloud arrives home from a date night after the sun is already up, clearly dazed. After telling Falco he needs to "check his messages", he flops in the captain's seat of the Great Fox and is out like a light. Peppy arrives home from his buddies' Bowling Night and counts three different shades of lipstick on Fox's cheeks, and a fourth different color of lipstick on one of his ears. Fox's date (a supermodel for a very prestigious modeling firm) apparently wanted to bring Fox over to where she used to work. Only when they arrive does he realize that before modeling she was a stripper, at an especially high-end venue. Her former workmates thought Fox was, and he quoted, "absolutely adorable". Falco is described as being "reverent" of the job Fox's date did on him.
- This Homestuck fanart of Eridan and Feferi.
- The Last Emperor is a rare live-action film example.
- Moulin Rouge! has a scene where Christian and Satine are sneaking around the theater and Christian leaves with his hair ruffled and Satine's lipstick marks smudged around his mouth and face.
- On Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Jessica blows a kiss at Eddie, and the lipstick mark flies across the room and lands on Eddie's cheek. His girlfriend Delores (who had just caught Eddie with his pants downnote ) scornfully rips the mark off his face.
- Played for laughs in one of the Redwall books, Mariel of Redwall. The two otter twins, Bagg and Runn, are caught eating berries in the kitchen. After being chased out, they get hold of a little bankvole girl called Petunia and kiss her cheeks repeatedly until she's covered in purple lip marks. Hilarity Ensues when Petunia's mother catches them and starts hitting them with a soggy dishcloth.
- Holly in the Red Dwarf episode "Parallel Universe".
- This happened to Barney Fife every once in a while, courtesy of Thelma Lou.
- Occurred once on the American version of Deal or No Deal, where a female contestant and several of her family members kissed Howie Mandel, leaving lipstick marks on his face and bald head. He paused after a commercial break for an in-game explanation to his wife, should she happen to be watching the broadcast.
- On Malcolm in the Middle, Reese hallucinates that the scantily-clad woman in a billboard comes to life and gives him a kiss, leaving a huge lipstick mark all over his face.
- In Big Time Rush, Logan attempts to flirt with a girl, but Camille, who secretly has a crush on him, comes up and kisses him multiple times, leaving lipstick marks all over his face. This, of course, causes the girl to leave.
- In the early Mash episode Springtime, Radar is reading a (presumably dirty) poetry book and goes around asking the camp what "slaking" (no, not the Pokémon) means. He asks a nurse who has the hots for him, and at the end of the episode, ends up Covered in Kisses. When Col. Blake asks what happened to him, Radar says, "I think I've been slaked." (Judging by the huge grin on his face, yes, he has.)
- Overlapping with Take-That Kiss, this happens to Sheldon in The Big Bang Theory when he quickly loses a wrestling match with Penny, whom along with Amy kisses his face as he begs them to stop.
- In Twin Peaks, Dwayne Milford, the mayor of the town the series is named after, gets kissed multiple times by his brother's widow, Lana, leaving lipstick marks all over his face.
- In John Michael Montgomery's "Cover You in Kisses", he says that he'd give anything to make his lover warm by covering her in kisses and wrapping her in love.
- Mario gets covered with lipstick marks from the princess after beating Bowser in Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels All Stars.
- Jazz gets covered in kisses from Princess Eva in the ending of the PC game Jazz Jackrabbit 2.
- In Psychonauts, If Raz gives a rose to a girl in the windows throughout Black Velvetopia, then he is safe from El Odio and gets covered in kisses temporarily.
- One of the images shown at the end of Disgaea 2 is Axel, in the middle of a parade, surrounded by fangirls and covered in lipstick. Including all over his chest.
- At both endings of Epic Mickey, Oswald gets this.
- In one Homestar Runner toon, Strong Bad's attempt at making everybody's pants poof away at the senior prom fails because he was the only one that was wearing pants anyway. Nice lipstick-print boxers.
- Later, Homestar makes a reference to his own nonexistent e-mail specials, suggesting that he had a pillow fight with some lady-types in the 49th e-mail. Going to the address where "hremail 49" would theoretically exist shows a brief clip of Homestar covered in kisses while several offscreen lady-types laugh and throw pillows at him.
- In the sbmail where Homestar dressed up as The Cheat and took his place one of the easter eggs showed The Cheat dressed up as Homestar, sitting on Marzipan's couch and simply covered in lipstick marks.
- Harem uses this against Maxima in Grrl Power as payback for unintended effects resulting from Maxima lifting an ambulance with Harem inside. As far as the public was concerned, Maxima was alone with two bank robbers who were strapped in gurneys. Harem's presence was clandestine to help obtain and wipe a video recording. Trope and reactions can be seen here.
- An Imagine Spot in Penny and Aggie has Aggie's widowed father Nick picturing himself this way as he deliberates how to tell her he's in a serious relationship.
Lipstick on...oh! Lipstick on my collar. Yes. Well. The good news is...it isn't my lipstick.
- In one strip of Sinfest, Criminy goes trick or treating and when he gets to the Devil's house, it's Fushia who answers the door. She gives him chocolate kisses...and some real ones.
- The Law of Purple: Blue will kiss Lette all over.
- Happens a lot in old cartoons, particularly those ranging from the '30s to the '50s.
- Its happened a lot in the classic Disney cartoons, most frequently with Minnie covering Mickey in kisses (an instance of this in "The Brave Little Tailor" has become quite famous; another instance, the Nabisco commercial "Mickey's Surprise Party", is pictured above), and occasionally Daisy kissing Donald. It becomes a sight gag at the end of "Donald Steps Out," where one of Daisy's kisses lands on Donald's eye, and as he blinks it evokes the image of lips smacking.
- At the end of a "Goofy" cartoon called "Knight for a Day", Goofy (as Cedric) gets kissed by Princess Esmerelda.
- In An Extremely Goofy Movie, Sylvia does this to Goofy who has given her flowers.
- Happened a few times in House of Mouse:
- A cute white poodle with blue eyes named Tiki does this to Pluto in the short Pluto's Penthouse Sweet. Pluto likes Tiki but realizes that if he wants to stay with her, he'll have to marry her and leave his owner Mickey Mouse. So he tries to escape from her endless barrage of kisses. At one point he hides in a grandfather clock. It turns out that Tiki was in the clock waiting for him. There is a struggle and once he leaves most of his body is covered with lipstick marks. Tiki is not shown to wear lipstick and all of the other times she kisses Pluto she leaves no such marks. So she either put on some lipstick when she got Pluto alone in the grandfather clock or this was all just for comedic effect (the latter is more likely).
- This presumably happened to Donald Duck by Clarabelle Cow and Clara Cluck in the intervals of the House of Mouse Episode "Everybody Loves Mickey", where after playing the final short, Donald appears with lipstick kisses on him as Clarabelle Cow and Clara Cluck praise him for being a romantic. It also happens to most of the main cast by Pluto in the episode "Pluto Save's the Day" as part of the cure to wake the cast from sleeping apples Pete had given them in the guise of Snow White.
- In one of the intros to Mickey Mouse Works, where Donald Duck puts up an "Starring Donald Duck" sign in comedic ways before being mauled by a slapstick gag; Donald brings out a tall cake and writes his name in frosting until Clarabelle Cow pops out of the cake and grabs Donald to smother him in kisses inside the cake before Donald escapes with lipstick marks all over him before fainting.
- My Gym Partner's A Monkey: In an episode called The Frog Principal, Adam and Jake get lipstick all over their faces after being kissed by multiple animal women after getting drenched in a cologne that contained actual animal pheromones. Also, near the end of the episode, Principal Pixiefrog got kissed by a human woman, and he got lipstick marks all over his face.
- Bo Peep does this to Woody at the end of the first Toy Story, courtesy of the mistletoe (though it wasn't made apparent that Bo had on lipstick until Woody was later seen with a face full of kiss marks, looking pretty pleased with himself—Rule of Funny, I suppose).
- Olive Oyl has done this to Popeye in some of his older cartoons after he rescues her from...whatever.
- One classic cartoon character that seems to avoid this trope is Woody Woodpecker, despite being kissed by women wearing red lipstick several times. This is most likely because most of his head is red and the lipstick marks would either not show up or be very difficult to spot except for on his beak. Still, the cartoon A Fine Feathered Frenzy showed that it's at least possible. In that cartoon Gorgeous Gal, a large lovestruck flirtatious elderly crow with red lipstick kissed Woody on his cheeks and lips several times against his wishes leaving no marks. However, at one point she was rushing to kiss him again and missed leaving a huge lipstick imprint on a wall.
- Spongebob Squarepants gets covered in kisses once...from his grandma. Poor feller.
- Kermit the Frog often got this from Piggy in Muppet Babies. One notable incident came when they were coloring themselves with giant crayons, leaving Piggy with a blue mouth and Kermit with a pink face.
- After The Powerpuff Girls realized that the overly affectionate boy in their class didn't have cooties, they kissed him repeatedly, before beating the tar out of Mojo Jojo.
- Ed, Edd n Eddy, whenever the titular characters are caught victim of the Kanker Sisters.
- In an episode of Chowder, Shnitzel ran into the kitchen and started trying to wash off some lipstick marks, to which Chowder inquired something similar to "Were you making out with yourself again?"
- In Total Drama World Tour, Sierra takes advantage of being in a confined space with Cody, resulting in this trope. Cody is not amused, especially when he finds her gum in his ear.
- Earlier in the Total Drama Island episode "Hook, Line, and Screamer", Owen and Izzy venture into the woods, only for Owen to notice that they're probably setting themselves up to get attacked by the Dangerous Serial Killer (with a chainsaw and a hook) by being the couple to go out into the woods to make out. Izzy points out that they're not doing so...but asks Owen if he wants to, to which he happily agrees. When they hear the serial killer, Owen pops out of the bushes covered in kisses...only to be gone in the very next scene.
- Happens in a few Warner Brothers Cartoons:
- In Bugs Bunny and the Three Bears, Bugs flirts with Mama Bear to escape harm from the other Bears. But she becomes the Abhorrent Admirer and at the end of the short, she has her way with him, resulting in this trope.
- In The Super Snooper a beautiful red headed duck referred to as 'The Body' turns out the lights and we hear kissing noises. When Daffy Duck turns them back on he has lipstick marks all over his face, which she gently wipes off.
- In A Gander at Mother Goose, a cartoon based on various children's nursery rhymes, features a segment with Jack and Jill, portraying them as a teen couple holding their hands on their way up the hill. When the narrator gets to the part about Jack falling down the hill, nothing happens. He repeats the line a few more times before Jack rushes back down, his face covered in Jill's red lipstick, tells the narrator to get lost and eagerly rushes back up the hill.
- The trope also happens at the end of Katnip Kollege during the iris out when Kitty Bright covers Johnny Cat with kisses, leaving lipstick marks on him.
- Pretty much every cat painted with stripes(Penelope Cat, Sylvester, etc.) experiences this when Pepe Le Pew encounters them, smothering them with kisses.
- This happens in a few Tiny Toon Adventures episodes. At the end of "My Dinner With Elmyra", Montana Max gets covered in red lipstick by Elmyra. He gets kissed over five times and he says "I think I'm in love."
- It happens in another Tiny Toon Adventures episode. In "Thirteensomething", Edward is shown to be covered in pink lipstick kisses by Fran after a long gag. They are both television producers and Fran was immediately impressed by Edward standing up for himself.
- Marge Simpson has been known to do this to her kids and husband, like after time spent apart or when they've been safely delivered from harm (or more of it, as the case may be).
- Bart: Mooooom! You're embarrassing me front of the Army guys!
- In Rugrats, this happened to Tommy and Chuckie in Visting Aunt Miriam.
- Happened to Gill in Fish Police during a Beauty Contest by some of the contestants after saving them from a falling scenography's piece in a Smooch of Victory fashion.
- Charlie McCarthy near the end of the Donald Duck cartoon, "The Autograph Hound".
- In The Fairly OddParents Timmy got this after he wished that he was "wanted" more and all the girls in school chase after him and kiss him.
- Willie gets kissed by the harem girls at the end of the Willie Whopper cartoon called "Insultin' the Sultan".
- Futurama, when Leela and William Shatner were pitted against each other in a fight to the death. When we cut back to them, they're making out. Also happens to Professor Farnsworth when he sticks his head into a box containing a dimension of all women.
Farnsworth: I'll save this one for later.
- Subverted in "Johnny Bravo" goes to bollywood, where a commercial for Jiggy's hair gel is shown with an attractive woman and Jiggy about to kiss. Jiggy moves the can in front of the camera, kissing noises are heard and, when moved away, the WOMAN is shown to be covered in lipstick marks.
- Tex Avery's Li'l Tinker—the title skunk plays Frank Sinatra and, while singing, dodges a barrage of lipstick kisses blown at him - then ducks to dodge an enormous billboard-sized one. At song's end he's mobbed by screaming girls, who then scream in horror at his smell and abandon him, his face and the stage covered in kisses.
- A blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment in the Valentine's Day TV-special for Monster High, Why Do Ghouls Fall in Love?: One of the backgrounders, a nerd monster, gets pulled into a locker by some creature with tentacles—he was putting a Valentine's Day-card in the locker. When he's tossed out, he's got lipstick marks all over his face.
- He's also got a big grin from ear-to-ear and dazed look on his face.
- In the Gravity Falls episode "Carpet Diem", Mabel's friend Grenda walks out of a closet covered in lipstick marks after a wild sleep-over.
Grenda: I don't know what I was kissing in there, but I have no regrets!