A female character creates a heart or lips shape by smooching her lips and blows it over, usually causing whoever it hits to fall in love. A rare variation of this is an invisible version. This is a situation wherein the recipient actually tries to avoid the air kiss but gets hit by it anyway, usually to some comically haphazard way (i.e. the kiss knocks them literally off of their feet). In anime, a similar move like this is used when ever a male or female characters winks sometimes a heart pop out of their eyes when they wink, or sometimes when they do wink hearts might fly straight to a person he or she loves or is flirting with.
In video games, this can be used offensively, usually by a Charm Person
, and usually causes the Standard Status Effect
of "charmed", "infatuated", or the like.
of Cardiovascular Love
. Related to Heart Beat-Down
(its own Sub-Trope
), which is framed as a traditional superpower instead of a comedy trope. Might overlap with Kiss of Death
Anime and Manga
Film - Animation
- Taken to extremes in Naruto; on their second meeting, Rock Lee starts shooting gently floating kisses at Sakura and she starts dodging them as though her life depends on it.
- Boa Hancock in One Piece has the move Pistol Kiss in which she blows a Heart Symbol onto her finger and then fired it from said finger.
- El-Hazard: The Magnificent World. Preistess Miz Mishtal blows one of these to her beloved Fujisawa.
- Pokémon: How the move Sweet Kiss is usually animated.
- While Clover from Happy Happy Clover doesn't actually do this, she does making a kissing gesture at the reader in Volume 3 between chapters after she learns that the reader is still reading about her and friends. The expression she makes is cute to say the least.
- In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, the Maiden in Love card does this when placing Maiden Counters on enemy monsters that attack her.
- Weaponized in Sailor Moon, where Minako/Venus unleashes her Love and Beauty Shock by first mimicking a kissing gesture and creating a heart-shaped projectile, then shooting the latter on her enemies.
Film - Live Action
- Jessica Rabbit blows a kiss at Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Since she's a toon, her kiss flies on Eddie's face like a red butterfly.
- In Final Fantasy VI, living paintings in Owzer's art gallery can use this as an attack that inflicts a unique unblockable Charm status on party members.
- X-Men: Next Dimension. Rogue's Practical Taunt has her doing this which can stun enemies.
- Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. Doronjo's Practical Taunt, which works similarly to Rogue's.
- League of Legends. Ahri's "Charm" ability is a heart-shaped projectile kiss that incapacitates the target for a few seconds.
- One of Mitsuru's attacks in Persona 4: Arena has her Persona blowing a kiss and shooting a slow-moving heart projectile. It deals no damage, but inflicts Charm when touching the enemy.
- In Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, during the Abkhazia mission, Raiden uses the zoom function of his cybernetic eyes to spy on a meeting between Mistral and the terrorists' leader. Afterwards, she's apparently noticed the attention and blows a kiss in Raiden's direction, prompting him to suddenly enter a defensive stance.
Doktor (over codec): Raiden, what's happening? Your heart rate spiked...
Raiden: Yeah, I just dodged a bullet.
- A couple of Sonya Blade's fatality moves in the Mortal Kombat series have this motif.
- In many Super Mario Bros. games, this is Princess Peach's special move.
- Devil May Cry 4:Special Edition makes this into Trish's S-rank taunt. It quite literally sweeps your enemies off their feet.
- Bayonetta blows a kiss that shatters the invisible barrier blocking her way after all mook fights.
- In Virtue's Last Reward, when Phi is trying to explain the nature of the Many Worlds Theory that they can seemingly observe, she asks Sigma to do something random. This is presented to the player as a list of actions (wave, clap, cheer, tap dance, moonwalk) that ultimately continue the conversation in the same way, with one of them letting Sigma blow a kiss at her; he notices that she actively dodges every one of them as if they were fired out of a gun.
- Mr. Bogus
- In the second act of the episode "Bogunda, Bogetta & Bogus", a woman on a shampoo bottle (Long story) blows a kiss in the shape of a heart at Bogus, which causes Bogus to become emotionally excited once he gets the kiss.
- Near the end of the first act of the episode "Bogus Private Eye", the female rat who hired Bogus to solve the mystery of the smuggled goods rewards Bogus by blowing him a kiss in the shape of her lips, but Brattus pushes Bogus out of the way and gets the kiss instead.
- In the episode of Spongebob Squarepants called Le Big Switch, Spongebob does this with a heart. However, Squidward accidentally swallows it and chokes on it a bit.
- There was one instance in Superman: The Animated Series where Volcana thanks/flirts with Superman for saving her life by blowing a kiss (made of harmless fire) at him.
- In the Futurama episode "Route of All Evil", Prof. Farnsworth teases his cloned son Cubert as he's off to deliver papers by blowing him a kiss. Cubert tries evasive maneuvers, but Farnsworth claims it's a cheek-seeking missile.
- In Ed, Edd n Eddy, Ed tells a story in which the Kankers are giant radioactive monsters that attack them with projectile kisses, which leave huge holes in the pavement.
- In Danny Phantom, the ghost villain, Kitty, has the ability to do this, making whichever male she hits to disappear unless she blows another kiss.
- Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends: In "Frankie My Dear," Bloo intercepts the projectile kiss Frankie threw to Mac, leading to a physical tussle between the two.