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* ''{{Literature/TheBible John 15:13}}. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

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* ''{{Literature/TheBible John 15:13}}. "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

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* Caring for an ailing relative, often your own parents, ''especially'' if they begin to suffer from senility in their old age and often won't even recognize you, much less act as the people you knew.


* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', Genie is willing to face an eternity of servitude if it means Aladdin and Jasmine get to stay together. For his part, Aladdin is willing to forgo the right to marry the princess if it means freeing his friend. It being a Disney movie, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments they both get what they want]] when the Sultan remembers [[ForgotICouldChangeTheRules that he can change the law forbidding Jasmine from marrying a commoner any time he likes]].

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* In ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'', Genie is willing to face an eternity of servitude if it means Aladdin and Jasmine get to stay together. For his part, Aladdin is willing to forgo the right to marry the princess if it means freeing his friend. It being a Disney movie, [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments they both get what they want]] want when the Sultan remembers [[ForgotICouldChangeTheRules that he can change the law forbidding Jasmine from marrying a commoner any time he likes]].


** In the first anime Mamoru [[spoiler:as Tuxedo Mask protects Usagi as Sailor Moon from Zoisite’s attack that was meant for her, and ends up severely wounded after already being injured from a previous battle. Sailor Moon rushes to his side and cries out a tear that forms the Legendary Silver Crystal.]]

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** In the first anime anime, Mamoru [[spoiler:as Tuxedo Mask protects Usagi as Sailor Moon from Zoisite’s attack that was meant for her, and ends up severely wounded after already being injured from a previous battle. Sailor Moon rushes to his side and cries out a tear that forms the Legendary Silver Crystal.]]



* ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'': Hephaestus captures Herc and Amadeus and puts them each in a cell with a button. [[HeroicSacrifice If one pushes his button, he will die but the other will go free.]] If neither of them push the button, they both die. What happens? They both attempt HeroicSacrifice: they push their buttons immediately at the same time. They both go free.

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* ''ComicBook/TheIncredibleHercules'': Hephaestus captures Herc and Amadeus and puts them each in a cell with a button. [[HeroicSacrifice If one pushes his button, he will die but the other will go free.]] If neither of them push pushes the button, they both die. What happens? They both attempt HeroicSacrifice: they push their buttons immediately at the same time. They both go free.



* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer[=/=]ComicBook/PowerGirl'' crossover ''FanFic/OriginStory'', Alexandra Harris kills three government agents because they nearly killed her lover/partner Louise. She kills a fourth person, this one a high-ranking government official, because the not only does Alex find out that the attack was on orders from the official, but that he ordered a fourth government agent to attack as well. Having to do so gives her nightmares and drives her into depression, but she thinks the cost is worth it as long as Louise is safe.

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* In the ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer[=/=]ComicBook/PowerGirl'' crossover ''FanFic/OriginStory'', Alexandra Harris kills three government agents because they nearly killed her lover/partner Louise. She kills a fourth person, this one a high-ranking government official, official because the not only does Alex find out that the attack was on orders from the official, but that he ordered a fourth government agent to attack as well. Having to do so gives her nightmares and drives her into depression, but she thinks the cost is worth it as long as Louise is safe.



* In ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Shatterheart}}'', Kurogane decides not to return to homeworld, Nihon, despite it being his greatest desire for most of the journey to continue traveling with [[spoiler: his fiancee Real!]]Syaoran.

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* In ''Manga/TsubasaReservoirChronicle'' fanfic ''FanFic/{{Shatterheart}}'', Kurogane decides not to return to homeworld, homeworld Nihon, despite it being his greatest desire for most of the journey to continue traveling with [[spoiler: his fiancee Real!]]Syaoran.



* The film ''Film/TheLoveOfSiam''. Ying decides to help Tong get together with Mew even though she loves Mew. She is willing to give up Mew, the person whom she has loved since she was a child, because she knows Mew is in love with Tong. She wants him to be happy over herself.

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* The film ''Film/TheLoveOfSiam''. Ying decides to help Tong get together with Mew even though she loves Mew. She is willing to give up Mew, the person whom she has loved since she was a child, child because she knows Mew is in love with Tong. She wants him to be happy over herself.



* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' starts with Simon breaking his sister out of the Alliance research facility where she was being experimented on. On viewing a recording of it, the Operative and the lead researcher discuss Simon's motives, and the fact that he pretty much threw his life away to do it. The scientist thinks it's insane, but the Operative points out that he's motivated by love, which makes him even more dangerous.

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* ''Film/{{Serenity}}'' starts with Simon breaking his sister out of the Alliance research facility where she was being experimented on. On viewing a recording of it, the Operative and the lead researcher discuss Simon's motives, motives and the fact that he pretty much threw his life away to do it. The scientist thinks it's insane, but the Operative points out that he's motivated by love, which makes him even more dangerous.



** Katniss, on her end, volunteers to be in the Games to save her baby sister. In the second book, she too makes a pact with Haymitch to save Peeta at the cost of her own life. In the third book she [[spoiler:kisses Peeta when he's at the beginning of a hijack-attack, knowing that if it doesn't work he will do his best to kill her. It works, and it's implied that her beginning to show her love for him is a huge part of what makes him recover from the hijacking.]]

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** Katniss, on her end, volunteers to be in the Games to save her baby sister. In the second book, she too makes a pact with Haymitch to save Peeta at the cost of her own life. In the third book book, she [[spoiler:kisses Peeta when he's at the beginning of a hijack-attack, knowing that if it doesn't work he will do his best to kill her. It works, and it's implied that her beginning to show her love for him is a huge part of what makes him recover from the hijacking.]]



** The holy blade ''Amoracchius'' is also called the Sword of Love. It is empowered by a Nail from the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The Sword is at its strongest when the wielder is acting out of love; whether a love for comrades, a love for one's enemies that could allow them a chance to redeem themselves, a love of family and so on. One time a half-human half-monster, while working with Harry Dresden, wields this sacred blade without issue when she fights to save her child from an even greater evil. When she once tried touching another Sword of the Cross it left her arm numb for a month. In this moment though, ''Amoracchius'' permits her to not only hold it, but helps her cut the arm off a monstrous PhysicalGod.

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** The holy blade ''Amoracchius'' is also called the Sword of Love. It is empowered by a Nail from the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The Sword is at its strongest when the wielder is acting out of love; whether a love for comrades, a love for one's enemies that could allow them a chance to redeem themselves, a love of family and so on. One time a half-human half-monster, while working with Harry Dresden, wields this sacred blade without issue when she fights to save her child from an even greater evil. When she once tried touching another Sword of the Cross it left her arm numb for a month. In At this moment though, ''Amoracchius'' permits her to not only hold it, it but helps her cut the arm off a monstrous PhysicalGod.



* ''Series/{{Vicious}}'' has a minor but significant example in Stewart secretly working at a clothes shop to earn enough extra money to pay for a new suit for his old life partner Freddie (the old one literally fell apart). He keeps it secret in order to preserve Freddie's pride, as he's the provider and breadwinner... and has fallen on hard times. But here is when it gets a bit grander; when Freddie finds him in the shop advising another man on clothes, he assumes he Stewart was cheating on him... and Stewart takes it in stride, preferring to take the abuse that would come from being caught "''almost'' cheating" than to embarrass Freddie with the truth. Given that this show isn't called ''Series/{{Vicious}}'' for nothing, when Freddie ''does'' surreptitiously discover the truth, he keeps it quiet, [[UngratefulBastard characteristically]] using the situation to heap as much abuse, bile and vitriol at Stewart as his viciously sharp tongue lets him, gleefully enjoying every minute.

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* ''Series/{{Vicious}}'' has a minor but significant example in Stewart secretly working at a clothes shop to earn enough extra money to pay for a new suit for his old life partner Freddie (the old one literally fell apart). He keeps it secret in order to preserve Freddie's pride, as he's the provider and breadwinner... and has fallen on hard times. But here is when it gets a bit grander; when Freddie finds him in the shop advising another man on clothes, he assumes he Stewart was cheating on him... and Stewart takes it in stride, preferring to take the abuse that would come from being caught "''almost'' cheating" than to embarrass Freddie with the truth. Given that this show isn't called ''Series/{{Vicious}}'' for nothing, when Freddie ''does'' surreptitiously discover the truth, he keeps it quiet, [[UngratefulBastard characteristically]] using the situation to heap as much abuse, bile bile, and vitriol at Stewart as his viciously sharp tongue lets him, gleefully enjoying every minute.



* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''. It's a mathematical certainty that Fitz will put Simmons safety above his own, from letting himself drown to save her to jumping into an alien portal to try and find her. This gets sadly subverted in the last part of season 4 when, [[spoiler:due to being stuck in a LotusEaterMachine, Fitz has been turned into a [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate HYDRA doctor]] who is in love with someone else]]. Simmons and Daisy are repeatedly blindsided by Fitz ''not'' treating Simmons as the most important thing in his life, and the entire team nearly gets killed because of it.

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* ''Series/AgentsOfSHIELD''. It's a mathematical certainty that Fitz will put Simmons safety above his own, from letting himself drown to save her to jumping into an alien portal to try and find her. This gets sadly subverted in the last part of season 4 when, when [[spoiler:due to being stuck in a LotusEaterMachine, Fitz has been turned into a [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate HYDRA doctor]] who is in love with someone else]]. Simmons and Daisy are repeatedly blindsided by Fitz ''not'' treating Simmons as the most important thing in his life, and the entire team nearly gets killed because of it.


%%* In ''Prelude To A Kiss'', Rita, a beautiful young bride, is bodyswapped with an old man. Her husband, Peter, realizes "she" is not his wife on the inside, even when her parents doesn't suspect a thing. Peter then kisses Rita in her old man body, proving he truly loves her for who her is, and not her exterior.

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%%* * In ''Prelude To A Kiss'', Rita, a beautiful young bride, is bodyswapped body swapped with an old man. Her husband, Peter, realizes "she" is not his wife on the inside, even when her parents doesn't don't suspect a thing. Peter then kisses Rita in her old man body, proving he truly loves her for who her she is, and not her exterior.exterior, reversing the body swap.



%%* An Act of True Love was the only thing that could remove the eponymous object in the ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' novel ''The Haunted Mask''.

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%%* * An Act act of True Love was true love is the only thing that could can remove the eponymous object (an evil mask that gradually takes over its wearer) in the ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' novel ''The Haunted Mask''.


** The Beast releases Belle from her promise to stay, even though it's painfully clear he doesn't expect her to come back (or think she would even want to), which means he'll be doomed to be a Beast forever.

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** The Beast releases Belle from her promise to stay, stay when he sees how much she wants to go help her father, even though it's painfully clear he doesn't expect her to come back (or think she would even want to), which means he'll be doomed to be a Beast forever.



* Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is the TropeNamer. When a bolt of ice strikes Anna's heart, a wise Troll informs the victim that "Only an Act of True Love can thaw a frozen heart." Everyone listening assumes that it's TrueLovesKiss and acts accordingly. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Hans, the prince to whom Anna is engaged, turns out to be a heartless {{sociopath}} who was just using her for a shot at Arendelle's throne, and leaves her to die. Anna, on the verge of turning to ice from the inside out, then gives up her chance to kiss Kristoff and possibly save her own life, in order to [[TakingTheBullet block Hans' sword]] and save Elsa's life. It's through laying down her life for her sister's that Anna's curse is broken, and she comes back to life.]]

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* Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is the TropeNamer. When a bolt of ice strikes Anna's heart, a wise Troll informs the victim that "Only an Act of True Love can thaw a frozen heart." Everyone listening assumes that it's TrueLovesKiss and acts accordingly. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Hans, the prince to whom Anna is engaged, turns out to be a heartless {{sociopath}} who was just using her for a shot at Arendelle's throne, and leaves her to die. Anna, on the verge of turning to ice from the inside out, then gives up her chance to kiss Kristoff and possibly presumably save her own life, in order to [[TakingTheBullet block Hans' sword]] and save Elsa's life. It's through laying down her life for her sister's that Anna's curse is broken, and she comes back to life.]]



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}},'' Dimitri chooses not to accept the reward money for returning Anastasia to her grandmother, knowing that he did so for the wrong reasons (the whole thing having been a con, with Dimitri unaware that the girl he was delivering was the ''real'' Anastasia all along). What makes this an ActOfTrueLove (as well as an example of WhatYouAreInTheDark) is that he chooses not to ''tell'' Anastasia that he's rejecting the reward money, wanting to give her the chance to make a clean break from him and fully embrace her role as Grand Duchess.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}},'' Dimitri chooses not to accept the reward money for returning Anastasia to her grandmother, knowing that he did so for the wrong reasons (the whole thing having been a con, with Dimitri unaware that the girl he was delivering was the ''real'' Anastasia all along). What makes this an ActOfTrueLove (as well as an example of WhatYouAreInTheDark) is that he chooses not to ''tell'' Anastasia that he's rejecting the reward money, wanting to give her the chance to make a clean break from him and fully embrace her role as Grand Duchess.



* The film ''Film/TheLoveOfSiam'' has two instances of this.
** Ying decides to help Tong get together with Mew even though she loves Mew. She is willing to give up Mew, the person whom she has loved since she was a child, because she knows Mew is in love with Tong. She wants him to be happy over herself.
** A bit for Tong. He did ignore his mother's command and tried to continue seeing Mew anyway.

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* The film ''Film/TheLoveOfSiam'' has two instances of this.
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''Film/TheLoveOfSiam''. Ying decides to help Tong get together with Mew even though she loves Mew. She is willing to give up Mew, the person whom she has loved since she was a child, because she knows Mew is in love with Tong. She wants him to be happy over herself.
** A bit for Tong. He did ignore his mother's command and tried to continue seeing Mew anyway.
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** The Beast releases Belle from her promise to stay, even though it's painfully clear he doesn't expect her to come back, doesn't think she would ever want to come back, which means he'll be doomed to be a Beast forever.

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** The Beast releases Belle from her promise to stay, even though it's painfully clear he doesn't expect her to come back, doesn't back (or think she would ever even want to come back, to), which means he'll be doomed to be a Beast forever.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', the Other Wybie drags Coraline out of the mirror where she's been imprisoned and shoves her through the door leading to her world, even though he can't follow her and is at the mercy of Coraline's captor in his own world.
* Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is the TropeNamer. When a bolt of ice strikes Anna's heart, a wise Troll informs the victim that "Only an Act of True Love can thaw a frozen heart." Everyone listening assumes that it's TrueLovesKiss and acts accordingly. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Hans, the prince to whom Anna is engaged, turns out to be a heartless {{sociopath}} who was just using her for a shot at Arendelle's throne, and leaves her to die. Anna, on the verge of turning to ice from the inside out, then gives up her chance to kiss Kristoff and save her own life, in order to [[TakingTheBullet block Hans' sword]] and save Elsa's life. It's through laying down her life for her sister's that Anna's curse is broken, and she comes back to life.]]

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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Coraline}}'', the Other Wybie drags Coraline out of the mirror where she's been imprisoned and shoves her through the door leading to her world, even though he can't follow her without turning to dust and is at the mercy of Coraline's captor in his own world.
* Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is the TropeNamer. When a bolt of ice strikes Anna's heart, a wise Troll informs the victim that "Only an Act of True Love can thaw a frozen heart." Everyone listening assumes that it's TrueLovesKiss and acts accordingly. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Hans, the prince to whom Anna is engaged, turns out to be a heartless {{sociopath}} who was just using her for a shot at Arendelle's throne, and leaves her to die. Anna, on the verge of turning to ice from the inside out, then gives up her chance to kiss Kristoff and possibly save her own life, in order to [[TakingTheBullet block Hans' sword]] and save Elsa's life. It's through laying down her life for her sister's that Anna's curse is broken, and she comes back to life.]]



* In ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', Jack does everything he can to save his beloved's life, culminating with his letting her float on one of the few available planks[[spoiler:, while [[HerHeartWillGoOn he froze to death with most of his body in the water.]]]]

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* In ''Film/{{Titanic 1997}}'', Jack does everything he can to save his beloved's life, culminating with his letting her float on one of the few available planks[[spoiler:, planks [[spoiler:, while [[HerHeartWillGoOn he froze to death with most of his body in the water.]]]] ]]



** The same woman above who wields ''Amoracchius'' also [[spoiler:dies in an act of Love. When the woman kills the man who betrayed her, taking his blood into her body, she begins to change fully into her monstrous side, but she is able to retain her humanity long enough to have Harry place her on the alter where her child was to be killed in a ritual to kill all relatives older than the sacrificed. Now as the youngest of her species, she permits Harry to kill her to destroy this collection of ancient evil monsters and protect her child, who would remain untouched by the curse]].

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** The same woman above who wields ''Amoracchius'' also [[spoiler:dies in an act of Love. When the woman kills the man who betrayed her, taking his blood into her body, she begins to change fully into her monstrous side, but she is able to retain her humanity long enough to have Harry place her on the alter altar where her child was to be killed in a ritual to kill all relatives older than the sacrificed. Now as the youngest of her species, she permits Harry to kill her to destroy this collection of ancient evil monsters and protect her child, who would remain untouched by the curse]].



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*** Kirk decides to defy orders regarding an important diplomatic function to save Spock, fully expecting that Starfleet will terminate his captaincy in response. He gets reprieved, of course, thanks to T'Pau. However, he didn't know that would happen when he made the decision.

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*** Kirk decides to defy orders regarding an important diplomatic function to save Spock, [[HeterosexualLifePartners Spock]], fully expecting that Starfleet will terminate his captaincy in response. He gets reprieved, of course, thanks to T'Pau. However, he didn't know that would happen when he made the decision.



* ''Series/{{Sherlock}}'''s friends are willing to go to extreme lengths to help and protect him, and, much to his surprise, [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold so does he]].

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* In the ''Series/{{Monk}}'' pilot, "[[Recap/MonkS1E1MrMonkAndTheCandidate Mr. Monk and the Candidate]]", Sharona manages to force official Sheldon Burger into promising her that he will give her anything she asks when she turns up on his doorstep to ask for it. She uses it by the end of the episode, not on anything for herself, but rather to ensure that [[DefectiveDetective Monk]] gets a chance to prove himself after having messed up in letting [[VillainOfTheWeek Sykes]] past him.


*** [[TheCaptain Kirk]] sacrifices his career to save [[TheLancer Spock]]. [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt He gets it back, of course]], but he didn't know that that would happen.

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*** [[TheCaptain Kirk]] sacrifices his career Kirk decides to defy orders regarding an important diplomatic function to save [[TheLancer Spock]]. [[LikeYouWouldReallyDoIt Spock, fully expecting that Starfleet will terminate his captaincy in response. He gets it back, reprieved, of course]], but course, thanks to T'Pau. However, he didn't know that that would happen. happen when he made the decision.



** A particularly egregious example of this common-to-the-show trope in recent memory is [[spoiler:Auton!]][[TheEveryman Rory]]'s absolutely epic and yet secret [[spoiler:two thousand years of]] warding of his beloved while she was... stuck.
** To clarify, at this point, Rory's body [[spoiler:would be perfectly fine if he kept away from heat sources]], his mind was perfectly human. 2000 years spent guarding a single object. The Doctor himself warned Rory that he ''would'' go mad from the isolation, yet Rory stayed anyway.

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** A particularly egregious example of this common-to-the-show trope in recent memory is [[spoiler:Auton!]][[TheEveryman Rory]]'s absolutely epic and yet secret [[spoiler:two thousand years of]] warding of his beloved while she was... stuck. \n** To clarify, at At this point, Rory's body [[spoiler:would be perfectly fine if he kept away from heat sources]], but his mind was perfectly human. 2000 years spent guarding a single object. The Doctor himself warned Rory that he ''would'' go mad from the isolation, yet Rory stayed anyway.

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* ''Literature/LovesLostAndFound'': On Valentine's Day, Hardestadt Delac fights off yetis in a mountainous terrain all so he can find a flower that'll cure a common cold his fiancée, Erin Hasegawa, is suffering from.
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* Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is the TropeNamer. When a bolt of ice strikes Anna's heart, a wise Troll informs the victim that "Only an Act of True Love can thaw a frozen heart." Everyone listening assumes that it's TrueLovesKiss and acts accordingly. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Hans, the prince to whom Anna is engaged, turns out to be a heartless {{sociopath}} who was just using her for a shot at Arendelle's throne, and leaves her to die. [[{{Snowlem}} Olaf]] builds a fire to keep Anna from freezing to death, discovering in the process that the heat he's been so longing to experience will melt him. Despite this, he chooses to stay and help Anna. ("Some people are worth melting for.") Anna, on the verge of turning to ice from the inside out, then gives up her chance to kiss Kristoff and save her own life, in order to [[TakingTheBullet block Hans' sword]] and save Elsa's life. It's through laying down her life for her sister's that Anna's curse is broken, and she comes back to life.]]

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* Disney's ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' is the TropeNamer. When a bolt of ice strikes Anna's heart, a wise Troll informs the victim that "Only an Act of True Love can thaw a frozen heart." Everyone listening assumes that it's TrueLovesKiss and acts accordingly. [[spoiler: Unfortunately, Hans, the prince to whom Anna is engaged, turns out to be a heartless {{sociopath}} who was just using her for a shot at Arendelle's throne, and leaves her to die. [[{{Snowlem}} Olaf]] builds a fire to keep Anna from freezing to death, discovering in the process that the heat he's been so longing to experience will melt him. Despite this, he chooses to stay and help Anna. ("Some people are worth melting for.") Anna, on the verge of turning to ice from the inside out, then gives up her chance to kiss Kristoff and save her own life, in order to [[TakingTheBullet block Hans' sword]] and save Elsa's life. It's through laying down her life for her sister's that Anna's curse is broken, and she comes back to life.]]


* ''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' gives us Ace's plan to help [[Manga/SailorMoon Minako/Sailor Venus]]: [[spoiler:[[ReincarnationRomance loving her from their previous lives]], but]] knowing [[MarriedToTheJob she'll always choose duty over her own happiness]], he [[spoiler:joined the Dark Kingdom as Danburite, set up the situation where Minako would fall for him, and then made it so she would have to ''kill him'' so she wouldn't have to find out at a worse moment and suffer even worse]], [[BrokenAce screwing her up mentally]] but at least succeeding in getting her to ''live'' and, ultimately, get over it.

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* ''Manga/SailorMoon'':
** In the first anime Mamoru [[spoiler:as Tuxedo Mask protects Usagi as Sailor Moon from Zoisite’s attack that was meant for her, and ends up severely wounded after already being injured from a previous battle. Sailor Moon rushes to his side and cries out a tear that forms the Legendary Silver Crystal.]]
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''Manga/CodenameSailorV'' gives us Ace's plan to help [[Manga/SailorMoon Minako/Sailor Venus]]: Venus: [[spoiler:[[ReincarnationRomance loving her from their previous lives]], but]] knowing [[MarriedToTheJob she'll always choose duty over her own happiness]], he [[spoiler:joined the Dark Kingdom as Danburite, set up the situation where Minako would fall for him, and then made it so she would have to ''kill him'' so she wouldn't have to find out at a worse moment and suffer even worse]], [[BrokenAce screwing her up mentally]] but at least succeeding in getting her to ''live'' and, ultimately, get over it.



* In the anime ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Mamoru [[spoiler:as Tuxedo Mask protects Usagi as Sailor Moon from Zoisite’s attack that was meant for her, and ends up severely wounded after already being injured from a previous battle. Sailor Moon rushes to his side and cries out a tear that forms the Legendary Silver Crystal.]]

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* In ''Manga/OnePoundGospel'' Sister Angela at one point finds herself in a huge debt with the anime ''Anime/SailorMoon'', Mamoru [[spoiler:as Tuxedo Mask protects Usagi as Sailor Moon from Zoisite’s attack that was meant for her, host Ryuusei Kurenai and ends up severely wounded after already risks being injured kicked out of the convent if the other nuns find out... But Kurenai also happens to be the boxing Asian-Pacific Champion so Kosaku, who was scheduled to challenge him, convinces him to bet the debt on their match, with it being annulled if Kosaku won and ''doubled but still shouldered completely by Kosaku'' if he lost. This with Kosaku fully knowing it would be better for him if Angela was expelled (something Kurenai cannot understand), and telling her only that her debt has been taken care of, not how. [[spoiler:Finding out about this from a previous battle. Sailor Moon rushes someone else is what prompts Angela to his side choose Kosaku over her faith and cries out a tear that forms leave the Legendary Silver Crystal.]]convent]].

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** To clarify, at this point, Rory's body [[spoiler:would be perfectly fine if he kept away from heat sources]], his mind was perfectly human. 2000 years spent guarding a single object. The Doctor himself warned Rory that he ''would'' go mad from the isolation, yet Rory stayed anyway.

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