'''Basic Trope''': A weapon that heals the target rather than harming it.
* '''Straight''': [[TheHero Hiro's]] teammate [[CuteWitch Morgana]] has a staff called the [[SimpleStaff Love-Me Tinder]], which heals anyone she smacks it with.
* '''Exaggerated''':
** [[PlayingWithFire Morgana's]] healing weapon is a set of [[StrawberryShorthand pink]] [[PowerGlows flame-engulfed]] [[KnifeNut throwing knives]] [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon which are much larger than you'd expect a girl so small]] [[{{Kawaiiko}} and cute]] to be carrying...
** Hiro is inflicted with StandardStatusEffect. Morgana pulls out a flamethrower and sets him on fire. And then the ailments are gone! (Hiro's clothing is gone too.)
* '''Downplayed''': Morgana's staff hurts like a regular staff, but removes StandardStatusEffects upon the target.
* '''Justified''':
** The knives are blessed by a goddess of war and victory.
** Or the HealingShiv was enchanted by an evil wizard to cause as much pain as possible, but the spell went wrong, causing it to have the opposite effect, which fits with its unsuitability as a standard weapon.
** Or, ditto, and leaving [[OmnicidalManiac this person]] alive causes ''more'' pain in the long run.
** It's not a flamethrower, it's a special spray of healing {{Nano Machine}}s.
** It's a normal flamethrower, but the particular character she's using it on [[FeedItWithFire is healed by fire]].
* '''Inverted''': ReviveKillsZombie
* '''Subverted''': The "healing staff" turns out to be an ordinary staff one can channel healing magic through. Simply hitting someone with it hurts them...
* '''Double Subverted''': ...but that's just because healing magic is a bit painful.
* '''Parodied''': The healing shiv, though extremely effective, is a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience jet-black]], [[SpikesOfVillainy spiky]], [[AnAxeToGrind gigantic axe]], and its wielder is intent upon healing even complete strangers with it.
* '''Zig Zagged''': Morgana's knives do damage to enemies, but heal most of her allies, allowing her to fling them at will without worrying about hurting any of her friends... except for [[CombatMedic Marina]], who is naturally weak against fire, which trumps the healing enchantment on the blades. Similarly, monsters who can absorb fire damage are also healed by the blades, so the player has to keep that in mind and make sure not to use it under those circumstances.
* '''Averted''': There are no healing weapons.
* '''Enforced''': The game designers were too lazy to make an extra animation for healing.
* '''Lampshaded''': "Whoever designed this thing doesn't really understand the purpose of weapons..."
* '''Invoked''':
** "I made this knife for the solution to one of my puzzles."
** Morgana is [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons a cleric and enchanted her weapon with a spell that cures light wounds]].
* '''Exploited''':
** Hiro impales himself with several Harpoons of healing, in order to power his HealingFactor.
** Evulz swaps out Hiro's sword for a copy that is exactly the same except for the HealingShiv enchantment. Hiro suddenly finds himself making Evulz ever stronger.
** On top of the above, Evulz swaps out Morgana's knives for a mundane equivalent, such that she hurts Hiro instead of helping.
* '''Defied''':
** "Quick, pull out your Knives of Healing and stab me!" "That is the single most stupid thing you have ever said to me."
** "Can I have some medical equipment that doesn't make me look like an axe murderer?"
* '''Discussed''': "Why does that sword heal people?" "There was a label mix up on the rune-book."
* '''Conversed''': "Wouldn't it be awesome if we made Morgana's knives heal people instead of hurt them?"
* '''Deconstructed''': The weapons still hurts just as bad and it is commonly used by [[BigBad Lord Mephisto]] for ColdBloodedTorture.
* '''Reconstructed''': However Hiro is enough of a badass that he regularly stabs himself with a healing knife to keep on fighting.
* '''Played For Laughs''': [[BoisterousBruiser Chase]] is ''terrified'' of Morgana's knives and doesn't want to be hit by them, even though they'd just heal his wounds. Cue Morgana chasing her wounded comrade all over the battlefield trying to "help" him.
* '''Played For Drama''': Morgana tests her brand-new weapon by attacking [[TheDragon General Wolf]] with it, [[NiceJobBreakingItHero inadvertently healing him]].
* '''Plot Foundation''' / '''Played for Symbolism''': Morgana is a JerkWithAHeartOfGold and is prone to AngerBornOfWorry, both of which are reflected in her WeaponOfChoice: a device that looks intimidating but is ultimately used with the best of intentions. It's part of her characterization.
Back to- OW! Don't HIT me with that! ... oh, right it's a HealingShiv.
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%%* '''Implied''': ???