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[[caption-width-right:249:Love till it hurts.]]

->''"Laser is not difficult\\
Concentrate your mind\\
Mutter the spell to the Mini-Hakkero tenderly\\
Aim at someone you don't like\\
Now, unleash your annihilation of love!"''
-->-- Description of [[CuteWitch Marisa Kirisame]]'s [[WaveMotionGun Magicannon: "Final Master Spark"]], ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}''

In a nutshell, a character who uses [[ThePowerOfLove Love]] as one of their ElementalPowers.

A character with this power is fueled by or themed around '''innocence, love, beauty, attraction''' or '''lust'''. Because these are more feelings than a proper element, the abilities of the user will have to do a lot with their personality and the general tone of the series. The user is almost AlwaysFemale and likely to be TheHeart of the team.

The signature and tell tale sign that this element is at work is when a character makes {{Heart Symbol}}s show up during their moves, or if they take the place of sparks, stars and explosions during physical impacts.

If they do their own fighting, expect their style to be very [[SheFu feminine]]. They tend to be associated with [[ArmorPiercingSlap slap attacks]] and [[DanceBattler dance moves]], and suggestive [[AssKicksYou butt attacks]] and [[KissOfDeath kissing attacks]].

If they're not the fighting type, a character with this element will use IntimateHealing or the KissOfLife. May be able to [[WhiteMagic purify their opponents and empower their allies]] or [[DistractedByTheSexy seduce]] [[CharmPerson and hypnotize them]]. Usually through magic or weapons that act like concentrated {{Love Potion}}s or [[KissingUnderTheInfluence hyper potent pheromones]] in more 'realistic' settings.

With rare exception, [[BeautyEqualsGoodness good]] or [[EvilIsSexy evil]], the character will be [[MsFanservice very]] [[MrFanservice attractive]]. Male examples are usually only played straight if [[BattleCouple their girlfriends are nearby]]. Otherwise they'll be PlayedForLaughs or as FanDisservice.

SubTrope of ThePowerOfLove. SisterTrope to HolyHandGrenade. SuperTrope to ProjectileKiss.

Usually the powers of a LoveGoddess

Compare CareBearStare, ThePowerOfLove, HeartIsAnAwesomePower, WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway. See also SuperCuteSuperPowers (this tends to look cute, but it's not really a subtrope, since this concept is "weaponized power of love").

[[IThoughtItMeant Has nothing to do with]] using a heart as an ImprovisedWeapon to apply a NoHoldsBarredBeatdown.



[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* A Sailor-suited Pretty Soldier of Love and Justice: ''Franchise/SailorMoon''! - her attacks are the only ones that purify their opponents. Also Moon Spiral Heart Attack (the page image) and Rainbow Moon Heart Ache slam her opponents with a giant heart that shatters on impact. It's quite [[DeathCryEcho lovely]].
** Soldier of Love and Beauty, Sailor Venus! - The Love Me Chain and Love and Beauty Shock are made of {{Heart Symbol}}s. She also uses Rolling Heart Vibration in the [[Manga/SailorMoon manga]] and [[Series/PrettyGuardianSailorMoon live action series]].
** For Love and Justice, Sailor Chibi Moon! - The Pink Sugar Heart Attack sends tiny {{Heart Symbol}}s to pelt opponents, though its effectiveness varies. The manga also had her team up with Sailor Moon to use Rainbow Double Moon Heart Ache.
* The Battle Lovers on Anime/CuteHighEarthDefenseClubLove! use Love Attack to subdue their opponent and Love Shower to heal them.
* "Warrior of Love, Anime/CuteyHoney!" has hearts all over her main outfit, but most incarnations have CombatPragmatist instincts.
* ''Anime/DigimonFrontier'': Kazemon's 'Love Tap' attack, induces infatuation after an AssKicksYou. However, hitting things with her butt rarely did her much good.
* ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam'' provides what probably is the most over-the-top example of this trope in Mecha Anime. In the grand finale, Domon and Rain [[spoiler: (now the OfficialCouple after Domon delivers an AnguishedDeclarationOfLove to Rain, breaking her free from the Devil Gundam)]] perform the Sekiha Love-Love Tenkyoken, a move that actually leaves a [[HeartSymbol heart-shaped hole]] through the [[spoiler: Devil Gundam's]] chest.
* ''Franchise/{{Naruto}}'': Fuka, from one of the filler arcs, [[KissingUnderTheInfluence seduces opponents]] and uses the KissOfDeath to [[PowerCopying steal their powers]]. Also blows magical kisses in the opening sequence.
* There are two characters in ''Franchise/OnePiece'' who have love-based attacks, though in different ways. Boa Hancock can turn anyone attracted to her into stone (she does this through heart-shaped attacks such as heart beams or heart arrows that turn people to stone on contact). Emporio Ivankov is a CreepyCrossdresser whose attacks include throwing winks, which have oddly immense destructive power. Justified in that it's actually [[BlowYouAway a blast of air pressure]].
* Those who have seen ''LightNovel/MagiciansAcademy'' are familiar with the thing known only as [[http://img1.lln.crunchyroll.com/i/spire3/40cecbb3ea35f471723a0aceece292101234345269_full.jpg Halpshiel]]. An Angel of love and former teacher, he was exiled for forcibly French-kissing the entire student body and faculty. Among other grievances.
* In ''Anime/YesPrettyCure5'', Cure Dream has heart as her element.
** In ''Anime/HeartcatchPrettyCure'', all [[spoiler: five]] shown heroic Cures have this as a secondary element, due to [[SoulAnatomy the way]] [[OurMonstersAreDifferent their monsters of the week]] work.
** Cure Happy from ''Anime/SmilePrettyCure'' could also have this as part of her power, as evidenced by her Happy Shower attack and her rarely used, almost motherly, giant Ultra form.
** And the aptly named Cure Heart of ''Anime/DokiDokiPrecure''.
** Taking this UpToEleven is Cure Lovely from "Anime/HappinessChargePrecure".
* So does Mew Ichigo in ''Manga/TokyoMewMew''.
* The Love Angels in ''Manga/WeddingPeach'' do this.
* In ''Manga/ShugoChara'', Amu's [[MagicalGirl Amulet Heart]] transformation has a definite heart motif, as does her [[FinishingMove Open Heart]] attack.
* Melonpanna from ''{{Franchise/Anpanman}}'' has the "Mero-Mero Punch", (mero-mero meaning lovesickness), which causes her enemies to become immobilized by love, leaving them open for attack from the other heroes. Also, thanks to her Melon Juice being a component of her big sister Rollpanna's good heart, she can use this to [[SuperpoweredEvilSide bring her out from her evil heart side]].
* In ''Anime/ReCreators'', [[MagicalGirl Magical Slayer Mamika]] plays this completely straight with her pink, heart-shaped magical blasts - which cause a shocking amount of collateral damage.
* Ribrienne, a parody of MagicalGirl fighters in ''Anime/DragonBallSuper'', has a number of KiAttacks that are heart-shaped. Most of them explode on contact with tremendous force.

[[folder: Live Action TV ]]
* Desiree Atkins, one of the [[MonsterOfTheWeek Freak of the Weeks]] in ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', used pheromones from her breath, which looked like a pink smoke, to seduce men into killing each other for her.
* Hathor did much the same on ''Series/StargateSG1''. It proved fortunate that the [=SGC=] has women too.
* In {{Series/Torchwood}}, there was a creature known simply as "Sex Gas." [[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer Seriously.]] It floated around possessing people to have a major sex drive. The possessed people develop pheromones as a way of attracting people.


[[folder: Mythology ]]

* OlderThanFeudalism: [[Myth/ClassicalMythology Eros]] (Cupid) had the power to make others fall in love by shooting them with golden arrows, starting with the 5th-century BCE tragedian Creator/{{Euripides}}.
** Modern popculture portrayals typically take care of the HeartSymbol associations.
* Many mythologies have their own gods and goddesses of love, desire, beauty and eroticism.


[[folder: Video Games ]]

* Princess Peach from the ''Franchise/SuperMarioBros'' series, especially in the spinoffs and sports games.
* ''VideoGame/SoulCalibur'': Cassandra in her [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1DKo1Bscns critical finish]]
* The hero of the first ''VideoGame/ArcanaHeart'' game, and playable character in the sequels, Aino Heart (add a space, and it literally translates to "Heart of love") has a heart and love-based motif. Her {{ahoge}} is in the shape of a heart, her signature move is "Heart No Punchee", several of her attacks show a [[HeartSymbol heart animation]], and her Arcana is Partinias, the Arcana of love.
* The Attract move from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' sends [[HeartSymbol hearts]] to infatuate the opponent, giving them a 50/50 chance of deciding to fight back.
** Additionally the Jynx evolution family, and their iconic moves Sweet Kiss and Lovely Kiss, [[CaptainObvious use kisses]] to a variety of effects.
** There's also the move Return. It becomes more powerful the more the user likes its trainer, and the animation shows the user giving off a shower of hearts before attacking.
* The second stage [[TagTeam Viewtiful Switch]] move in ''VideoGame/ViewtifulJoe 2'' has [[BattleCouple Joe and Silvia]] hold hands and spin around before making a cute little pose. This creates a heart that damages all enemies onscreen.
** Additionally, if you look closely at the rounds fired from Silvia's pistols while in VFX Slow, you'll notice that there are hearts inside of her bullets.
* In ''VideoGame/FinalFight Revenge'', [[UnsettlingGenderReveal Poi]][[ShesAManInJapan son]] can use a KissOfDeath as a projectile, complete with {{heart symbol}}s.
* LoveFreak Flonne from ''VideoGame/DisgaeaHourOfDarkness'' has a healing spell called ThePowerOfLove and an attack called Holy Arrows which is a volley of explosive arrows shaped like hearts.
* One of Etna's recurring attacks is Sexy Beam. It hits the field in a heart shaped blast, and she seems to create the energy from it by posing in various ways. The hearts likely symbolize lust rather than love in this situation.
** Within the ''Disgaea'' 'verse itself [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Heart is regularly shown to be an awesome power]]. Provided that it's really and truly genuine, and not merely emptily declared sentimentality. Other times it's symbols of lust, like the hearts that appear when succubus characters strike the enemy.
** ''VideoGame/MakaiKingdom'' has the Staff weapon type, a MagicalGirl-style scepter entwined with ribbons. Most of its moves summon hearts or ribbons to demolish enemies with magic.
* Chalis ([[DubNameChange Heart in Japan]]) from ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'', is [[CaptainObvious heavily associated with hearts]]. While it mostly plays into a tarot or playing card theme, she is known for [[TheVamp seducing men to manipulate them]] and has some attacks that come across this way (Illusion Perfume, Scornful Caress).
* In ''VideoGame/KidIcarusUprising'', the Angel Bow and Viridi Palm both shoot heart-shaped projectiles. [[spoiler:[[HotGoddess Amazon Pandora]] does this too.]]
* Roll.EXE is the only female [=NetNavi=] in ''VideoGame/MegamanBattleNetwork'''s main cast, so to go along with her "girl" motif, hearts feature prominently in a lot of her attacks. She can also heal other [=NetNavis=], presumably by dropping giant, pink hearts on top of them.
* [[CatGirl Nikki]] from ''VideoGame/ManaKhemiaAlchemistsOfAlRevis'' possesses a skill called Heart Cracker, which bears the appropriate description "sometimes, love can hurt". It has no visible heart motif, but using it as the finishing blow to beast-type enemies allows her to charm them and collect heart-shaped items, which can then be used to [[TheBeastmaster summon creatures of the same species]] in subsequent battles. The upgraded version, Heartful Action, reads "Stronger love hurts more."
** Pamela can also summon a skeletal ghost with heart themed armor.
* A subtle example that lacks the heart motif and is entirely missable if you [[HelloInsertNameHere used a name for the "favorite thing" that wasn't the default]], but Lucas from ''VideoGame/{{MOTHER 3}}'' has this in the form of PK Love, his only damage-based PSI attack; the Ω version is the most powerful in the game next to Kumatora's [[GameBreaker PK Ground]]. Definitely on the innocence and love side of the scale though, given the character.
* The spell [[CharmPerson "Marin Karin"]] in some ''Franchise/{{Shin Megami Tensei}}'' games also deals moderate damage as well as the Charm ailment.
* ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' gives us Marisa Kirisame, a magician who deliberately plays up as many MagicalGirl tropes she can get away with (since her [[BlatantLies other]] [[KleptomaniacHero personality]] [[SociopathicHero traits]] subvert the hell out of the archetype). As such, her SignatureMove is a spellcard named [[WaveMotionGun "Love Sign: Master Spark"]], and her original {{Leitmotif}} was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cgiEa74RPs "Love-Colored Magic"]], later remixed as the famous [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RBJ4NMOBV0 "Love-Colored Master Spark"]].
* Koshosho from ''Franchise/SamuraiWarriors'' 4.
* The mermaids in the ''VideoGame/{{Shantae}}'' series have an attack where they blow a kiss and little hearts float above them, damaging Shantae if she touches the hearts while jumping over them.

[[folder: Webcomics ]]
* Dabbler from ''Webcomic/GrrlPower''. She is basically an alien succubus, with powers that mostly relate to inspiring lust, and she can draw power from lust or sex in her general vicinity, especially if she is personally involved.
* In ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'', this is the specialty of active classes with the Heart Aspect, whereas passive classes are more akin to healers or being the LivingEmotionalCrutch of their team. So far, [[spoiler: Dirk Strider, the Prince of Heart, has been shown to literally destroy souls. And it's quite painful]].
** Also being Heart players, [[spoiler: Nepeta and Meulin are likely to have this ability to, especially since the latter is also implied to be an active class and the former's specialty is theft. In other words, '''Nepeta steals souls''']].
* Jordie's [[http://danielscreations.com/ola/comics/ep0354.html Holy Smite]] spell in ''Webcomic/OurLittleAdventure.''
* In ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'', Black Mage technically uses this since his [[KamehameHadoken Hadoken]] is powered by love, but in the same way a car is powered by gasoline - each time he fires it there's a measurable increase in the divorce rate.
* ''Webcomic/SleeplessDomain'''s [[GirlyBruiser Heartful Punch]] lives up to her name with pink heart blasts and heart-accented pugilism.

[[folder: Web Original ]]
* Cytherea of the Literature/WhateleyUniverse uses this as her go-to power. Not surprising, since she's the avatar of Aphrodite.
* In ''Literature/ThaliasMusings'', LoveGoddess Aphrodite is acknowledged as the only goddess with the power to influence the Fates. She's very temperamental about when, how, and on whom she bestows her powers.
* In ''WebVideo/SuburbanKnights'', Ma-Ti uses his "heart" power to kick Malachite's ass.
* In ''WebAnimation/{{RWBY}}'', [[CuteBruiser Nora]] seems to be invoking this trope, even though her [[SuperheroSpeciation Semblance]] is about using [[ShockAndAwe electrical energy]] [[FeedItWithFire to fuel her attacks]]. She decorates her {{grenade launcher}}/[[DropTheHammer hammer]] combo and its projectiles with cute little {{heart symbol}}s, and during a battle in Volume 3 unleashes a supercharged attack that fires all her munitions at once, in a heart-shaped spread. The resulting explosion is not only pretty and pink, it also leaves a good chunk of the arena a smoking ruin.


[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Princess Cadance' magical ability is bringing love to others and mending broken relationships. In the second episode of the season two finale, [[spoiler:[[BigBad Queen Chrysalis]] is taken out by her and [[KnightInShiningArmor Shining Armor]] with a massive explosion of pure love that reforms the DeflectorShields and ejects her and her Changeling subjects out of Canterlot [[TwinkleInTheSky and over the horizon]]. The background music is even called "Love Conquers All"]].
** Also, Queen Chrysalis and her fellow changelings gain power by impersonating others and feeding on the love from their loved ones. Chrysalis was able to win a BeamOWar with Celestia (surprising even Chrysalis herself) after [[spoiler: posing as Cadence for a while, during the preparations for Shining Armor and Cadence's wedding]].
** Note that [[spoiler: Queen Chrysalis also embodies this trope in as much as she gains magical power from love, and uses mind-control, and perhaps mundane romance, to affect her "food".]]
** Cadance's love shield in the Season 3 two-parter opener is capable of repelling and hurting King Sombra.
** Every unicorn has magic based on their special talent, and Cadence is [[WingedUnicorn an alicorn]], meaning PhysicalGod tier, whose special talent is bringing/mending love. Basically, she ''is'' ThePowerOfLove. That goes double with her and Shining Armor being HappilyMarried.
* ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': One of Star's one-off spells is Dagger Crystal Heart Attack, which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin stabs monsters with heart-shaped daggers]].
-->'''Star Butterfly:''' Feel the love.