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->''Brown-robe types are always protecting something. It's the only way they can justify giving up girls.''

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->''Brown-robe ->''"Brown-robe types are always protecting something. It's the only way they can justify giving up girls.''"''


Some places are so holy or magical that they have the property of protecting those inside the location from harm, either by keeping out ghosts, demons, or other supernatural beings, or by preventing any sort of violence or evil from occuring there.

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Some places are so holy or magical that they have the property of protecting those inside the location from harm, either by keeping out ghosts, demons, or other supernatural beings, or by preventing any sort of violence or evil from occuring occurring there.



* In the ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' series of games, places where [[FriendToAllLivingThings Erana]] has been are protected by her magic, and are safe havens for the hero to sleep at night. The town in the first game also has her spell cast over it, preventing any violence from occuring there, except for in the back of the alley and the graveyard.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''/''Yellow'' Lavender Tower had a "purified" area near the top which restored all your {{mon}}'s health and PP. It implied it was simply enchanted to keep ghost pokemon out, allowing the player to rest (since other such non-Pokecentre "heal" points tended to be beds).

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* In the ''VideoGame/QuestForGlory'' series of games, places where [[FriendToAllLivingThings Erana]] has been are protected by her magic, and are safe havens for the hero to sleep at night. The town in the first game also has her spell cast over it, preventing any violence from occuring occurring there, except for in the back of the alley and the graveyard.
* In ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue''/''Yellow'' Lavender Tower had a "purified" area near the top which restored all your {{mon}}'s health and PP. It implied it was simply enchanted to keep ghost pokemon Pokemon out, allowing the player to rest (since other such non-Pokecentre "heal" points tended to be beds).



* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': The Well of Power. Its a secret location which provides the planet with natural energy, and where Kai and Eleenin monitor the state of the planet.

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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': The Well of Power. Its It's a secret location which provides the planet with natural energy, and where Kai and Eleenin monitor the state of the planet.



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* ''WebAnimation/{{Dreamscape}}'': The Well of Power. Its a secret location which provides the planet with natural energy, and where Kai and Eleenin monitor the state of the planet.


* DC Comics' ComicBook/BlueDevil is a devout Catholic, who also happens to be a demon. The result is a blue guy being immolated by holy fire every time he goes to church. You'd think either he'd take this as a sign or God would arrange some kind of waiver after a while.

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* DC Comics' ComicBook/BlueDevil is a devout Catholic, who also happens had the misfortune to be turned into a demon. The result is a blue guy being immolated by holy fire every time he goes to church. You'd think either he'd take this as a sign or God would arrange some kind of waiver after a while.


* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'' Light's Hope Chapel weakens the Lich King because of the souls of all the heroes buried beneath it.

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* In ''WorldOfWarcraft'' ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' Light's Hope Chapel weakens the Lich King because of the souls of all the heroes buried beneath it.



* In the WhateleyUniverse, just off the campus of SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy, is 'The Grove', a GeniusLoci forest which physically keeps out the unwanted and attacks undesired visitors, while protecting beings it wants (like [[TheFairFolk Fey]]). Students and security forces are warned not to try to go in there, at their own peril.

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* In the WhateleyUniverse, Literature/WhateleyUniverse, just off the campus of SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy, is 'The Grove', a GeniusLoci forest which physically keeps out the unwanted and attacks undesired visitors, while protecting beings it wants (like [[TheFairFolk Fey]]). Students and security forces are warned not to try to go in there, at their own peril.

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** Salt lines can be used to create localized safe areas.
** In [[Recap/SupernaturalS02E22AllHellBreaksLoosePartTwo "All Hell Breaks Loose Part Two"]], Samuel Colt is revealed to have created a ''massive'' Devil's Trap made of churches and old-iron railway lines spanning 100 square-miles around a HellGate. No demon, no even the Yellow-Eyed Demon, can cross it. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, the army of released demons are able to break ''out'', apparently overwhelming the protection through shear numbers]].


* Creator/AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'' novels, particularly the High Hallack cycle. Some areas have a benevolent aura which prevents evil creatures from entering.

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* Creator/AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'' ''Literature/WitchWorld'' novels, particularly the High Hallack cycle. Some areas have a benevolent aura which prevents evil creatures from entering.



* The city of Petra in the LeftBehind books is a safe haven for Israelis and believers, due to God's protection over the city from Global Community forces.

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* The city of Petra in the LeftBehind ''Literature/LeftBehind'' books is a safe haven for Israelis and believers, due to God's protection over the city from Global Community forces.


* In ''Tribulation'' from the {{Film/Apocalypse}} film series, Tom Canboro is being chased through a hospital by a One Nation Earth agent who uses his mind powers to close all doors in the hallway so his prey cannot escape � all except for one room that Tom enters, which turns out to be a chapel which provides for him a means of escape.

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* In ''Tribulation'' from the {{Film/Apocalypse}} film series, Tom Canboro is being chased through a hospital by a One Nation Earth agent who uses his mind powers to close all doors in the hallway so his prey cannot escape -- all except for one room that Tom enters, which turns out to be a chapel which provides for him a means of escape.


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* In ''Tribulation'' from the {{Film/Apocalypse}} film series, Tom Canboro is being chased through a hospital by a One Nation Earth agent who uses his mind powers to close all doors in the hallway so his prey cannot escape all except for one room that Tom enters, which turns out to be a chapel which provides for him a means of escape.

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* In ''Tribulation'' from the {{Film/Apocalypse}} film series, Tom Canboro is being chased through a hospital by a One Nation Earth agent who uses his mind powers to close all doors in the hallway so his prey cannot escape all except for one room that Tom enters, which turns out to be a chapel which provides for him a means of escape.

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** Rivendell and Lothlórien in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[spoiler: because each is secretly protected by one of the Three Rings, though you wouldn't know it from the film version...]]

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** Rivendell and Lothlórien in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' [[spoiler: because each is secretly protected by one of the Three Rings, though you wouldn't know it from the film version...]]



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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsTheLegendOfSmurfyHollow The Smurfs: The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow]]'', the covered bridge serves as one from the Headless Horseman for the Smurfs as well as for Gargamel and Azrael that is, until Gargamel decides to [[DoNotTauntCthulhu taunt the Headless Horseman]]. The Headless Horseman cannot cross the bridge, but he can still throw a flaming pumpkin into it.

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* In ''[[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfsTheLegendOfSmurfyHollow The Smurfs: The Legend Of Smurfy Hollow]]'', the covered bridge serves as one from the Headless Horseman for the Smurfs as well as for Gargamel and Azrael -- that is, until Gargamel decides to [[DoNotTauntCthulhu taunt the Headless Horseman]]. The Headless Horseman cannot cross the bridge, but he can still throw a flaming pumpkin into it.
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* AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'' novels, particularly the High Hallack cycle. Some areas have a benevolent aura which prevents evil creatures from entering.

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* AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''WitchWorld'' novels, particularly the High Hallack cycle. Some areas have a benevolent aura which prevents evil creatures from entering.



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* More like a "''Person'' of Protection" rather than place, but playing as the Bishop in ''TabletopGame/{{Citadels}}'' prevents the Warlord or Diplomat from messing with your districts.



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* ''Stedding'' in ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' are zones of AntiMagic that also keep out the forces of darkness, providing safety against most forms of supernatural threat. They don't prevent mundane violence, but exude an ambient sense of peacefulness so that nobody wants to fight. On top of this, many of them are inhabited by Ogier, who hold to a strict nonviolence policy and enforce it for any visitors.



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* Stone circles in ''VideoGame/{{Armello}}'' restore one health when a character enters, save for Corrupted characters and Banes who are instantly killed.



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* In ''Comicbook/BlackestNight'', Franchise/WonderWoman uses her lasso to consecrate an area, causing any zombie that sets foot on it to be reduced to ash.


* In ''{{Berserk}}'', Schierke is able to set up a massive defensive spell over a church... because the church had been built over a sanctuary to one of the elemental spirits.

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* In ''{{Berserk}}'', ''{{Manga/Berserk}}'', Schierke is able to set up a massive defensive spell over a church... because the church had been built over a sanctuary to one of the elemental spirits.

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