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Even Big Creepy-Crawlies deserve love.

"The strange blue world to which my father sent me.
If you knew how you are loved, not one of you would raise a hand in rage again."
Superman, gazing at Earth from space

This character, simply put, loves everyone. Loves them with a deep, spiritual love that means they will shake heaven and earth, destroy gods and planets, bring nations to their knees, etc. for the person they just met yesterday. They will believe the best of everyone, and constantly give someone a second chance (though they will defeat the Big Bad). They repay cruelty with kindness and anger with calm. They are the ones who will suffer for the sins of their loved ones. Most people think they're insane, but somehow they pull it off. Even Mary Sue and Marty Stu are impressed.

The Empathic Weapon trusts them completely, as does every animal and child who immediately recognize the good in them and take quickly to them. Their every step causes flowers to bloom. Their circle of friends are in awe of them, if not somewhat in love with them. They'll even attract an Anti-Hero or two who will stick around so they can figure out what drugs this person is taking — and where they can get some. In their hands, The Power of Love and The Power of Friendship can be an awesome force, they may be the standard bearer for the message that You Are Not Alone, You Are Better Than You Think You Are and if anything can redeem a person against the odds by showing them the light of goodness, it will probably be the All-Loving Hero.


On the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism, All-Loving Hero is a heavily idealistic character. Even in a dark world, they are ideal. They will always say Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers! and inspire hope. In the hands of a bad writer, the character can easily be mutated into a Mary Sue.

In terms of The Four Loves, All-Loving Hero is Agape, or Unconditional Love for All, personified. However, by no means is the character exempt from the other three loves.

The Fool is sometimes the embryonic state of All-Loving Hero doubled as the Idiot Hero. A Magnetic Hero has the intangible quality of earning respect and followers that some All-Loving Hero characters do but without needing the "love and forgive everyone" part. An All-Loving Hero who takes their idealism too far into Facepalm-worthy idiocy (like seriously trying to trade the Artifact of Doom if the villain promises not to hurt anyone) may lapse into Stupid Good or Lawful Stupid. If such a character has moments where they are Not So Above It All or fall short of this standard, you're likely to be in front of a Broken Messiah.


The viewpoint character in a White Man's Burden story will often be All-Loving Hero. For the character who only thinks they're All-Loving Hero, see the Love Freak. The Cutie shares a lot of the All-Loving Hero's characteristic personality type, but isn't as much of a paragon of idealism and may or may not have their overpowering charisma. Similarly, The Pollyanna has the All-Loving Hero's optimism and good heart but doesn't have the same kind of charisma or deep spiritualism.

Sub-Trope to Ideal Hero. Compare Martyr Without a Cause, The Paragon, The Heart, Incorruptible Pure Pureness, Purity Sue, Nice Guy, and Rousseau Was Right. In Shades of Conflict, this Trope heavily synergizes well with White and Grey Morality, thanks to the latter's principle that the characters are either good or misguided.

Although its previous trope name was The Messiah, this trope is not about Jesus-analogs; that's Messianic Archetype. While they and All Loving Hero sometimes overlap, a character with the Messianic Archetype can be far-flung from being All-Loving Hero in mind and behavior. Contrast Dark Messiah, which can stand in opposition to this but is more Messianic Archetype + Anti-Hero as well as Misanthrope Supreme (although a more Anti-Villain version may have been a former All-Loving Hero, who came to believe that the only way to truly save everyone was taking extreme measures). Dueling Messiahs is what happens when those two come to a head.

Also contrast Complete Monster, a purely evil character with limitless malice and is hated by all. This kind of villain commonly serves as a Foil to the All-Loving Hero due to being their complete opposite in every way.

In the context of methods of climax fulfillment, this may be referred to as a "Love Hero." May overlap with For Happiness as character motivation.


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  • Kamijou Touma from A Certain Magical Index, a guy who just wants to protect everybody, even the people who've been trying to kill him. That doesn't mean he won't give his enemies a good socking to get them to knock it off, however. Also, Orsola Aquinas, who forgives everybody, including the very nuns who beat her black and blue and intended to kill her for "heresy".
  • Haruka, the main character of the manga Agape. It's explicitly said that her "talent" is unconditional love for everyone, even criminals, demonstrated when she immediately forgives and even comforts a man who had just killed her father. For this reason she is sought out by a special negotiations team.
  • Belldandy of Ah! My Goddess generally falls into this trope; even her (astoundingly rare) bouts of anger are more likely to result in her forcibly healing the soul of whoever she's fighting, rather than harming them. When she's drunk (on cola), she goes around causing small miracles to help animals, children, the elderly, stray animals, demons, inanimate objects, and anything else she lays eyes on.
  • Aoi from Ai Yori Aoshi. She loves everyone, and everyone loves her.
  • Tokidoki Rikugou of Amatsuki is either this or is taking the positive shell of Stepford Smiler to extremes. He has gotten in trouble trying to help other people several times, with devastating consequences for him and his friends, but he still keeps it up.
  • Anpanman himself from Anpanman. He shows so much love and kindness that he's even kind to Baikinman, his arch enemy (at least, when Baikinman isn't doing anything bad. They become enemies again when he harms someone).
  • Seiichirou Kitano from Angel Densetsu. He's one of the kindest, most considerate, most selfless characters around, described from the start as having the heart of an angel. However, he also has the face and scream of a demon from the deepest pits of Hell, and he knows all too well that everyone's afraid of him, despite the fact that he wouldn't hurt a fly.
  • Nadja from Ashita no Nadja holds compassion and forgiveness for everyone, even those who do her harm.
  • Astro Boy from Astro Boy. Firmly believes that humans and A.I robots can coexist peacefully as equals. Whenever possible, he tries to talk his enemies down instead of blasting them to ashes. Ultimately forgives the Big Bad for all his evil and this causes his final defeat.
  • Attack on Titan:
    • Krista Lenz is a Deconstruction of this. She's certainly not a bad person, but her kindness stems completely from her desire to be seen as this kind of person by others. Ymir calls her out on this, saying that while she does have good intentions, her constant need to prove her morality to people will get her or someone else killed uselessly. Once forced to confront the truth about this and begin dealing with the demons from her past, she goes through a period of claiming to hate the world. But ultimately, she reconstructs things once she comes through her Character Development. Once crowned Queen, she realizes her greatest wish is to help all the people abandoned and made to feel as though they don't matter. She seizes the land of corrupt nobles, imprisoning or heavily taxing them as punishment for their past crimes. The funds and the seized land are used to create an orphanage, and she frees all the people that had lived trapped in the Underground City. While ultimately still a loving and kind person, she's no longer reckless or desperate for approval.
    • Falco Grice is a more straight-forward example, never losing his compassion for others even while keenly aware of how cruel the world can be. He's introduced tending to an injured enemy, and consistently goes out of his way to help complete strangers. Eren exploits this kindness, convincing the boy to sneak letters out of the ghetto for him. Even after his kindness towards a stranger backfires in his face, Falco continues to give others the benefit of the doubt and works to resolve conflict peacefully as best he can.
  • Baccano!:
    • Isaac and Miria are the clueless type who unwittingly spread joy and inspire people (i.e. Eve, Ennis, Jacuzzi and Czeslaw).
    • Jacuzzi is the type that proactively (and almost suicidally) goes out of his way to help even complete strangers...unless you hurt his True Companions. In that case, you're fucked.
  • Battle Spirits Franchise:
    • Dan Bashin, the protagonist of Battle Spirits Shonen Gekiha Dan. He's willing to give everyone a chance, typically trying to reach an understanding with his opponents. He'll jump to save anyone, even if he hardly knows them or they're an enemy. Naturally, all his friends and most of the cast adore him.
    • Rei, the protagonist of Battle Spirits Saikyo Ginga Ultimate Zero. To him, anyone is a "serious friend", even those who have really done nothing to deserve the title, or have been actively antagonistic towards him. As more proof that he's one of these, he's found worthy by the titular "Ultimate" cards left-and-right.
  • Valt Aoi from Beyblade Burst is definitely this. He's friendly and kind to everyone he meets, even those that are outright rude to him or try to sabotage him. It's very rare for Valt to be genuinely pissed at someone. Only a few people have managed to make Valt angry and upset at them on a personal level, and even then he's very quick to forgive them.
  • Enju Aihara from Black Bullet is a 10-year-old cursed child who virtually holds no grudge against anyone and loves everyone unconditionally. In fact, after her status as a cursed child was found out in school, she stated that she'll continue fighting just to protect her former classmates.
  • Rock from Black Lagoon is the company's Token Good Teammate. He tries to save people and be a Nice Guy in a Crapsack World. Ironically, the only time he succeeded in the first he had to deliberately fail the second.
  • Bleach:
    • When Orihime's captured by the Arrancar, she refuses to hurt them, shows them love and heals those who torture and abuse her. In the Nestle to Night novel, it's confirmed that the reason Harribel and her fraccions are still alive is because Orihime healed them. When she steps between Shishigawara and Tsukishima, Tsukishima notes her reputation and admits he's not surprised to see her trying to protect a man who had just threatened to kill her. However, he turns out to be wrong; she was trying to maintain Tsukishima's attention so she could confirm whether or not he was the person who had almost killed Uryuu.
    • Ichigo once made a vow to himself to never let anyone suffer a sad face the way he did when his mother died. As a result, he'll protect anyone who needs protecting, no matter how well he knows them or even if they're supposed to be on the enemy's side. The need to protect is the main driving force for his resolve. In the Lost Agent Arc, the villain's plan was to isolate Ichigo from being able to protect everyone in such a way as to cause his resolve to collapse utterly. The end result was a Darkest Hour that required Soul Society to step in and save not just his life but his entire sense of self.
  • Mighty from Bomberman Jetters is perhaps the nicest person to ever grace any form of media ever. According to his grandmother, she could never figure out his likes and dislikes because of how selfless he was. Despite being regarded as a remarkably powerful and calculating being, he has almost never shown anger to anyone, responds to a death threat from his enemy with a serious polite greeting, and despite his power, tries his hardest to never resort to violence except as a last resort. To top it all off, after seeing his younger brother playing one day, he was convinced that he wasn't kind enough.
  • Kazuki Muto from Busou Renkin. Declares the intention to protect everyone, and will defend people who've been trying to kill him if he thinks they're redeemable. One of them immediately turns around and offers her own life to save Kazuki from her brother — so it works. He's nice to everybody, he tries to save everybody, and even helps people who were killing him not five minutes before, even people who were killing him five minutes previously, then stop, then betray the truce, he'll still help them!
  • The titular character of Cardcaptor Sakura. She has a kind and cheery demeanor, she simply loves everyone—and it's stated several times that they love her back. She is a firm believer in The Power of Friendship, and is also a Reluctant Warrior when she is forced to battle rather than befriend. She also has quite a streak for granting second chances, defrosting several ice kings, and wanting the best for her loved ones even if at her own expense—as illustrated by her actions toward Yue, Eriol, and Yukito in particular.
  • Chrono Crusade: Mary Magdalene fits all of the requirements to a T. Gentle and constantly smiling, Mary shows kindness even to the demons who kidnapped her, becoming like family to them. She willingly helps them when a prophetic vision revealed to her that she would be killed by one of them. In the anime, they decided to make it obvious who she is by giving her stigmata, as well.
  • Several characters on Code Geass — and they stick out all the more since most of the show is a nasty battle of either Grey and Gray Morality or Black and Gray Morality, depending on your point of view.
    • Lelouch's half-sister, Princess Euphemia vi Britannia: always chipper; loves everyone; doesn't get angry even when people threaten her with death, which happens more often than you might think. To the annoyance of her family, she takes bolder and bolder steps to fight anti-Eleven (that is, anti-Japanese) prejudice, and eventually she sacrifices her place in the royal line of succession to give herself the leverage to make an attempt at lasting peace between Britannia and Japan / Area Eleven. She also places herself in danger for the sake of others on no less than three key occasions. Unfortunately, she's accidentally gassed to commit massacre against the very people she sought to emancipate, and Lelouch had to gunned her down to stop the massacre. Finally, she dies in Suzaku's arms, falsely believing that her original intention was successful.
    • Shirley Fennette. Unlike Euphemia, Shirley generally avoids discussions of politics and current events, but like her, she actively and bravely opposes prejudice and cruelty whenever and wherever she sees it; she feels tenderness toward everyone; she can't bear to see anyone get hurt; and she's nearly always chipper — except when jealous (back to that in a moment) or when things are going really, seriously wrong. Admittedly, she gets upset whenever she suspects her beloved "Lulu" of liking another girl more than her — which is often — but even then, she's never mean, just, at worst, sullen and gloomy. Shirley is a bit how Euphie might have turned out had Euphie not been stuck as a princess of the world's greatest superpower. Then she mention Nunnaly in front of Rolo, without knowing that he actually wants to be Lelouch's sole sibling, and eventually got shot to death. She dies in Lelouch's arms, at least finally able to tell Lelouch about her feelings towards him.
    • Princess Nunnally, Lelouch's younger sister and reason for living — and, though she has no idea, for killing. Like her older half-sister Princess Euphemia, she's always chipper, always ready to think the best of everyone. Unlike Lelouch, she has no interest in revenge against her family (or anyone else) for the many ways they have wronged her; she just hopes the world will become a nicer place, where Britannians and Japanese can live side by side in peace, and she can return to the family that has betrayed her. Ultimately unlike Euphemia and Shirley, she manage to survive in the end though after some serious Break the Cutie moments and thought to be dead by Lelouch. She then become Britannia's 100th Empress and remake it into a good nation.
    • Lelouch himself has shades of this. It's as if he's maturing into this, or would be were it not for the influence of his father's worldview which is still in his life through C.C., his father's one-time ally who still shares a lot of his beliefs - things like telling Lelouch that if he loves someone he should push them away and not get attached, and that he should be more ruthless if he wants to succeed at anything.
  • Yumoto from Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! is an all-loving, all-forgiving super naif who literally heals the emotionally wounded with a shower of love.
  • D.Gray-Man's protagonist, Allen Walker. He's intensely dedicated to destroying Akuma, and by gum, he'll save everyone doing it. His Empathic Weapon is powered by his will to fight for both the well-being of the living and for the salvation of the Akuma's souls, who systematically try to kill him and all of his friends. Without the will to save both of them, the weapon won't work. In fact, it showed him getting an epiphany and coming to the realization that he loves both humans and Akumas alike.
  • The Digimon, more often than not has one of these. Masaru picks up where his father Suguru left off as far as reaching out to Digimon and trying to create the world where Digimon and humans can live together. Daisuke, Takato, and Takuya also have their moments.
    • Taichi's younger sister Hikari plays the role straight in Adventure, but plays it for drama. it in 02. Her Crest of Light helps her channel spirits, reach for others and all. However, in 02 Hikari shows huge emotional damage as she's much less able to handle the stress, to the point of having two serious Heroic BSODs that Takeru and Miyako have to pull her out from.
    • Taiki from Digimon Xros Wars, he never holds a grudge with anyone and always prioritizes in helping everyone and will jump at the moment when someone's life is in danger.
  • Konatsu of Don't Become an Otaku, Shinozaki-san! is willing to try and be friends with just about anybody. She even considers it her life's goal to befriend a space alien, so doing something as potentially intimidating as befriending a foreigner is easy for her.
  • Dragon Ball: Son Goku wasn't this in the first series, but he matures into this by the time of Dragon Ball Z. Forgives enemies? Most story arcs involve this. Turns enemies into friends? This is how he makes friends. Purehearted? He has a flying cloud to prove it.
    • Android 16, despite being designed by Dr. Gero for the sole purpose of killing Goku, also turns out to be this. He's completely uninterested in fighting and refuses to harm anyone else, preferring to peacefully enjoy naturenote ...and only seeks to kill Goku because that's hardwired into his programming. And the "hero" part emerges when the first actual threat to Earth since 16's activation emerges, Gero's later "bio-android" creation Cell. 16 finds a loophole to his programming that allows him to fight Cell and protect the world whose life he's come to love: the bio-android is a genetically engineered chimera of all the strongest fighters to set foot on Earth, including Goku. Thus, Cell is partially Goku and 16's programming accepts him as a valid target.
  • Kenshiro and Toki of Fist of the North Star. Ken's compassionate heart, especially later on, was so grand and encompassing it became a Genre Turning Point in Shonen fighting genre.
    • Their counterparts from the Nanto Roku Seiken; Rei, the Star of Justice, who must live and die for others, and his best friend Shu, the Star of Benevolence, who sacrifices himself for the sake of one hundred innocents.
  • Tohru Honda from Fruits Basket. Kind to everyone, forgives even the most evil, saves everyone with her love.
  • Alphonse Elric from Fullmetal Alchemist generally is considered the level-headed brother who always looks on the bright side of life. He has also converted two chimera soldiers to his cause just by showing them that they are still human.
  • The titular character from Galaxy Fraulein Yuna is a prime example of this. An 9-year-old out-of-control android girl, Ayako, is destroying a hospital in a temper tantrum, and all the characters (almost all former enemies) are trying to contain the destruction and destroy the android. Not Yuna; she admonishes "You're going in to fight an enemy, I'm going in to make a friend!" Which she does. Her title is the "Savior of Light".
  • Albert from Gankutsuou becomes something of this at the end. The Count destroys his family and his life, murders his best friend who loved him, and tries to kill him in front of his father. However, instead of wanting revenge, he readily forgives The Count and uses The Power of Love and Forgiveness (along with a kiss) to save the day.
  • Ginji Amano from Get Backers is even referred to by this moniker several times in the anime and manga, and is very much loved and respected by his allies as a result of his Love Freak tendencies. When his Super-Powered Evil Side kicks in (partly because he's the kind to want to take on others' pain and suffering), you'd never believe it...
  • Weed from Ginga Densetsu Weed is a kind puppy who is willing to forgive his enemies even if his comrades don't do so. Thus, this causes some dogs like Kyoushiro to call him out for this.
  • Kintaro from Golden Boy. He is a pervert, but he has morals, and is very sensitive and kindhearted
  • Tendou Rushuna from Grenadier, who is a more Martial than Vash, but has likewise never killed anyone, even in the face of them apparently killing a new friend of hers. Even her name is a play on this: Rushuna is a play on a Rushana Buddha, a statue exemplifying the essence of the Buddha, while her surname, Tendou, translates to "Heavenly Path."
  • Gundam tends towards these depending on what side of the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism the series is.
    • Amuro Ray in Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack sacrifices himself to save people from an asteroid and show them "the light" helping them to gain hope. Lampshaded in the video game Gundam Dynasty Warriors 2 where Amuro claims he is "no Messiah" before this storyline. His rival, Char Aznable, is a Dark Messiah in the film.
    • Mobile Suit Gundam Wing:
      • Relena Peacecraft. Although by Endless Waltz she has developed a more critical view of the doctrine of total pacifism, she certainly tried to make it work, and went on to become an ambassador of peace. More importantly, she plays a large role in bringing Heero around from the emotionless "kill whoever it takes to accomplish the mission" mentality brought on by his implied Training from Hell into someone capable of sympathy.
      • Quatre also counts a lot toward this, being the Apologetic Attacker and kind heart of the 5 Gundam pilots. Unlike others, however, he does have his limits: when his father dies, his favorite sister is injured and he's betrayed by his colony, he goes violently insane under the effects of the ZERO System and doesn't recover until a friend makes a borderline Heroic Sacrifice. Then he reaffirms his All-Loving Hero-ness by making what he can to atone and slowly but surely maturing into The Leader of the Gundam pilots and keeping the group together and snapping the aforementioned friend out of his Easy Amnesia.
    • Tiffa Adill in Gundam X, once she comes out of her shell and gains confidence. She's a Newtype but has no intention of ever using her abilities in combat and while she can calmly call people out on their bull, she still believes in humanity as a whole.
    • Loran Cehack of ∀ Gundam's position throughout the series is, essentially, that both sides of the war would get along just fine if they sat down and listened to each other for five minutes. He's unfailingly kind and generous, tries to help everyone, and kills a grand total of one person in fifty episodes—the only reason he fights at all is to protect people. He'd rather use his Gundam to transport livestock or do laundry.
    • Mobile Suit Gundam SEED:
      • Kira Yamato refuses to kill others or let others kill. Because of his Bigger Stick he singlehandedly bring battles that would otherwise have casualties, to a grinding halt.
      • His girlfriend, Lacus Clyne, combines this trope with Guile Hero for interesting results; a shining beacon of love and forgiveness, who can also use her father's political clout and her own social clout to influence events.
    • Chairman Durandal thinks he's this trope, but in truth he's more of a Dark Messiah because his Evil Plan involves a good deal of death and The Evils of Free Will.
    • Setsuna F. Seiei in Mobile Suit Gundam 00 after his Character Development in S2. He gets really into using the quantum brainwaves to connect with his enemies and making them connect with each other so that they resolve their differences and quit fighting.
    • Kio Asuno, the final protagonist of Mobile Suit Gundam AGE takes this attitude after being held prisoner in Vagan and seeing that they're not the inhuman monsters his grandfather has taught him they are (bananas though their Glorious Leader is) and uses his Mid-Season Upgrade to fight nonlethally, although he tends to fail once his enemy's skill level rises above that of Mook.
  • Tomoki from Heaven's Lost Property is either a parody of this or a more humane one. While a pervert and having many, many flaws both in character and belief; he is the most loving, caring, compassionate being in the entire Verse and ready to put his life on the line for his friends and those in need without a second thought, to the point that nine out of ten CMOA and CMOH are done by him in the series.
  • Gon Freeccs from Hunter × Hunter but downplayed. He is extremely nice and forgiving, and has a tendency to make people like and admire him. But he is more self serving than your typical shonen hero and he is also The Fool to an extent, mostly because of sheer brute strength and dumb luck. Also features some Blue and Orange Morality, or at least a major tendency toward Moral Dissonance. Enhanced trait of Son Goku above, of whom he is a Homage to.
  • Captain Kizuna Hida from Hybrid × Heart Magias Academy Ataraxia becomes one in the later volumes of the light novel after getting a chance to see the conflict from the other side and discovering his foes aren't as bad as he thought they were, while still being on the side of good.
  • Etienne from Innocents Shounen Juujigun is the sweetest, most loving boy you will ever meet. In just the first couple chapters, he hugs and comforts a leper, accepts a shunned pair of twins, and saves a hated bandit boy from being executed, all for no reason other than being kind.
  • InuYasha:
    • Before her initial murder, Kikyo served the village by repelling demons and illness and she was kind to everyone, including rude half demons that tried to steal the Sacred Jewel; both Inuyasha and Naraku. Even after being revived from the dead, she is frequently seen helping weak and helpless people, although her personality undergoes significant change.
    • Kagome. As the reincarnation of Kikyou, she has the Jewel of Shikon sealed inside her, and once she comes into Inuyasha's era she tries to help all the people she can while searching for the Shikon shards. A great example is her interaction with the very angry Cute Ghost Girl Mayu, who died in a fire and is full of anger and pain at her grieving mother; Kagome singlehandedly turns Mayu back to the side of good and saves her from Hell. She even saves Kikyou's soul from her dark fate.
  • Jewelpet:
    • Akari Sakura from Jewelpet Twinkle. Highly compassionate towards others and never hate or bad-mouths anyone who are mean to her (especially Juliangeli/French sisters and Alma). It's so much that her kindheartedness is the biggest reason why she was able to change from bumbling newcomer at first into one of the greatest Rare-Rare (humans from human world) Magic-user in Jewelland history, not to mention earning respect from Marianne, her staunch rival and successfully saving Alma in the end.
    • Momona from Lady Jewelpet. Resident Eldritch Abomination(s) want to destroy Jewelland and turns it into a world filled with negative emotion, and she wishes to understand and save it instead, knowing that The Beasts were actually Spirits that suffers as it absorb humanity's negative emotions. Just like Akari, her All-loving personality also overlaps with Messianic Archetype, even Lilian said that she was able to "turn miracle into her ally".
  • Jonathan Joestar from Part 1 of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure likes everyone. Even Dio Brando, the man who ruined his life, home, and happiness. His last act was to embrace Dio — who had just mortally wounded him — and acknowledge him as his brother.
  • Jiyu Nanohana from Jubei-chan. She's the reincarnation of one-eyed Yagyu Jubei, and she turns into a powerful swordswoman when she put on a magic eye patch she becomes a badass, busty version of her predecessor. Jiyu, who is nicknamed Jubei-Chan by her father who ghostwrites samurai novels, doesn't want to hurt anyone and hates turning into Jubei. She is pressured into it when she discovers that the Ryujoji clansmen who keep trying to kill/challenge her as Jubei end up living happier lives after she defeats them, because her Healing Shiv frees them from the magically-enhanced hatred that dominated their (after)lives. Jiyu fits this archetype well; not only does she go to great lengths to avoid hurting the people who are trying to fight her, but everyone loves her — even opponents she has defeated will go to great lengths to protect her.
  • Misaki of Junjou Romantica spends his entire life caring and looking out for other people and will do whatever he can to help someone in trouble. This backfires more than once for him. The one character in the entire series who actively dislikes (and bullies) him, he thinks is his own fault. By the time he's finished his university course he discovers that he's spent so much time looking after everyone else that he has absolutely no idea what he wants to do with his life. ... Until someone suggests that he gets a job where he spends day after day looking after highly volatile authors and managing their fragile psychological health while trying to extract from them some sort of publishable artifact that could somehow be construed as a piece of prose - i.e. become an Editor.
  • Kagerou Project: Ayano Tateyama, who was initially introduced as a Manic Pixie Dream Girl for the series' protagonist, Shintaro Kisaragi, has touched practically the whole main cast with her kindness, first as a Cool Big Sis for Kido, Kano and Seto when everyone else regarded them as monsters, then as a stabilising force for Shintaro's crippling depression and (otherwise) apathetic outlook. When it became clear that the lives of her surrogate younger siblings and her friends Haruka and Takane were in danger, she allowed herself to be swallowed by the Daze and possessed by a snake to screw with her possessed father's plans. It's no surprise her Eye Ability turned out to be the Favouring Eyes - the power to project the emotions and memories in her heart into others.
  • Kaleido Star:
    • Sora Naegino, despite being bullied by some of her companions and having to face Training from Hell to compensate for her lack of training compared to others, actually manages to win the hearts and respect of even her most bitter rivals.
    • Sophie also has some elements of this, being a kind yet determined girl who alongside her brother Leon works hard to fulfill her dreams. Too bad she's also the Sacrificial Lamb.
  • Nanami Momozono from Kamisama Kiss. She starts out with Chronic Hero Syndrome and then gains actual divine powers early on in the story.
  • Sawada Tsunayoshi from Katekyō Hitman Reborn!, though he was initially The Fool and the Butt-Monkey. However, as the series went on and got more serious, he became this. Especially noticeable with his relationship with Mukuro.
  • Kabane Kusaka, the protagonist of Kemono Jihen is said to be incapable of hating anyone and always treats everyone with respect regardless of how they treat him. However, while he's a sweet kid at heart, this trope is less due to his niceness and more due to the fact that his aunt's treatment of him crushed his feelings of self-worth, meaning that he tends to see everyone as being more important than him and thus worthy of his respect.
  • Misaki of Kidou Tenshi Angelic Layer; not only her core circle of friends but everyone she's ever fought comes to every one of her matches, cheers for her to win (even the ones that hated her at first) and tries desperately to find out what her opponent's secret is, even though she can't accept any help during the match.
  • Sawako of Kimi ni Todoke, who is so kind, compassionate and forgiving that she even manages to turn her romantic rival into one of her close friends.
  • Kyo Kara Maoh!:
    • Shibuya Yuuri. He doesn't even kill the Big Bad. He befriends dragons, breaks down race walls, has managed to overturn every foreign policy his country ever had in less than a year in favor of world peace, and trusts and loves everyone even after he's been betrayed by them twice, then used as a Person of Mass Destruction to wipe out an entire naval fleet. It gives his bodyguards migraines and is driving his fiance toward an aneurysm.
    • Susannah Julia Von Wincott, Yuuri's previous incarnation is the absolute embodiment of this trope. Yuuri is said to have inherited many of her former traits.
    • In fact, apparently God engineered him through several reincarnations for this. Soushuu states that Yuuri himself was required to put the final seal of worthless mediocrity on his perfect vessel, but Shinou wanted him to outright surpass him so as to defeat Shoushuu.
  • Nao from Liar Game, who is incredibly selfless and honest and willing to use the money that she has won to pay off the debts of people who had previously schemed, lied and tricked her. Her reason for continuing in the game is to essentially save everyone in the game.
  • Miyuki Takara from Lucky Star. Always remains the voice of reason among the four mains. Case in point: When she visits Kagami when she's sick during the first episode, Kagami explains to her some stuff that Konata said moments earlier. The way Miyuki interprets it leads Kagami to wonder if she's a saint.
  • Nanoha Takamachi from Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha; she helped Yuuno with his jewel seed problem immediately and without needing persuasion. She fought with Fate because of the girl's 'sad eyes' and when Vita attacked she said 'I can't help if you don't talk to me'. She meets most of her friends on the battlefield. It's worth mentioning that the Nanoha fanbase uses the term "befriend" as a synonym for "beat the hell out of". She does, however, possess an astounding success rate for turning villains into lifelong allies.
  • Mahou Sensei Negima!
    • Negi Springfield starts looking like one of these (exhausts himself helping his students, befriend a vampire out for his blood) but as the manga progresses, he starts becoming more painfully aware of his own weaknesses, and is willing to use questionable means to combat them. However, his motivation is as pure as ever and so is his Honor Before Reason.
    • His father Nagi is a straighter example; he more-or-less saved the world singlehandedly, ending a world war in the process, and he's one of the most popular people in the magic world. So of course, he had to go MIA right around the time Negi was born.
    • The manga has another example: Princess Arika, Negi's Missing Mom. She was accused of being the opposite, as well as tried and apparently executed, but the common people didn't buy it because she was genuinely kind to them.
  • Mai Tokiha from Mai-HiME is an interesting case. She spends much of the series struggling to come to terms with her feelings, and is capable of expressing a wide range of negative emotions, ranging from mere disgust to violent rage. In spite of this, she seems to be the type who wants to see the best in people, and never seems to be able to bring herself to feel actual hatred towards anybody, even those who have tried to hurt her. Furthermore, despite her claims that she doesn't have "the time or energy to deal with other people's problems," when push comes to shove she's just not the type of person who can abandon others when she has a chance to help them. In the end, it's her love that allows her to save her possessed best friend/veritable little sister Mikoto, as she chooses to meet Mikoto's berserk rage with open arms and hope that her feelings can reach the other girl.
  • Arika Yumemiya from Mai-Otome. She initially takes on her newfound powers with relish, but after she learns about what an Otome's duties truly are, she tries to keep up her vow to change the system in order to save the lives of her friends.
  • Yumi Fukuzawa from Maria-sama ga Miteru. Everyone who isn't charmed by Yumi within an episode is either a Jerkass one-shot character, or a Designated Part of a Romantic Two-Girl Friendship with a facade of a jerk.
  • Mashin Hero Wataru Series: Wataru's a boy who genuinely loves all the people who he befriends. Which makes every moment of friendship betrayal towards him very tough to watch.
  • Mayoi Neko Overrun!'s Otome Tsuzuki. She brings in stray orphans, travels around the world, and is generally a force of derring-do and near impossible feats.
  • Medaka of Medaka Box loves everyone, individually and as a group. She loves the delinquents who took over the karate club, the Manipulative Bastard who tried to get them ousted, and every single villain she's ever fought. This, more than her Story-Breaker Power, is repeatedly stated to be her true strength; her power is only as good as her personality makes it. Deconstructed when she deals with a villain who ripped his girlfriend's face off just to see if he loved her for more than her beauty; she tearfully asks her friends if she has to love someone like that as well. Reconstructed when she redeems him anyway.
    Zenkichi: Everyone has friends who will come to cheer them on. But Medaka is the only one with enemies who will do the same.
  • Mon Colle Knights:
    • The eponymous Knights Mondo Ohya and Rokuna Hiiragi. Their Badass Creed states "We will protect the monsters from all evil! And keep the peace in Monworld!" Bonus points to the latter, since she is an empath and feels others' emotions.
    • Shiru would also count, for being able to forgive Zaha and hope for his redemption when there was reason enough to believe that he had already crossed the Moral Event Horizon.
  • Dr. Kenzo Tenma from Monster. This is both a large advantage and similarly a large disadvantage to him because of the complex location on the Sliding Scale of Idealism vs. Cynicism that Monster inhabits.
    • This is epitomized by his decision in the ending: rather than returning to private practice, Tenma signs up with the MSF, proving that he's willing to take bullets to help complete strangers. All this after a sociopathic Manipulative Bastard devotes himself to putting him through hell and showing him that this is a Crapsack World.
  • Arguably Jean from Nadia: The Secret of Blue Water. Aside from being Adorkable and brave, he is caring, intelligent, and nice to everyone. He's very patient and forgiving as well, as evidenced when he stays loyal to Nadia despite the latter sometimes losing her temper at him. Even Gargoyle finds something to appreciate about him.
  • Nana "Hachi" Komatsu from Nana can turn even the toughest punk rocker into silly putty just by smiling cheerfully.
  • Naruto:
    • Naruto himself, to the point where it makes you wonder why he had such an abnormally hard time making friends prior to the start of the series. Hinata, Shikamaru, Temari, Neji, and Gaara all note that he has the power to influence people. It's worth noting that Naruto tends to get off to a bad start with most of the people he befriends, and they're often completely dismissive of him for reasons typically unrelated to him having the fox inside him. Unlike many of the other examples, he's not always civil in response, but his determination and honesty cause many of these people to see him, and often themselves, in a new light.
    • Hinata Hyūga is another example. She is not fond of competition and fighting (though she will if pushed), and is shown to be incredibly empathetic thanks to her upbringing. Neji's troubled soul was all but clear to her, and she feels sadness in the fact that she cannot help him. In fact, she was one of the first people to identify with Naruto's painful childhood and desire to be acknowledged. She has admired him for it since childhood, which eventually paved the path to love. This is one of the many reasons that makes her and Naruto Birds of a Feather, despite their different personalities.
    • Hashirama Senju, the First Hokage, counts as well. Even as a child, his fondest wish was to bring an end to the constant fighting and dying that plagued the world by forming villages where kids could learn and grow instead of being slaughtered on the battlefield. When he was head of the Senju Clan, he was constantly trying to convince the Uchiha Clan to stop the fighting and join him, eventually succeeding. When he and the other previous Hokage are brought back with Edo Tensei for Sasuke to question, Hashirama immediately realizes that Sasuke needs help, and proceeds to sit the boy down and talk to him. He ends up proving his status by succeeding where Naruto failed: with mere words and wisdom, he convinces Sasuke to pull a Heel–Face Turn. Dude earned his Hokage credentials, that's for sure.
  • Nausicaa (pictured), from the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind manga/anime. An example: in a scene near the beginning of the manga she meets a cute squirrel-creature. It bites her hand, but she just smiles at it as it gets the biting out of its system, then feeds it. The next thing you know it's her cute animal companion.
  • Shu from Now and Then, Here and There. In a series so heavily on the cynical side of the sliding scale, this is far less effective than it would be in other places.
  • Ayase of Okane Ga Nai. He forgives everyone, he cares for everything and everyone, and he will do anything he can to make someone happy.
  • Yuuto Amakawa from Omamori Himari is an example. While demon hunters and ayakashi are generally depicted as being very violent towards each other, Yuuto refuses to have anything to do with demon slaying, and strongly believes that demon hunters and ayakashi can live with each other in peace-and was willing to step into a fight armed with only his belief in Shizuku's ability to let go of her past and return to a peaceful life.
  • Luffy from One Piece will always be this as long as you haven't pushed one of his Berserk Buttons like hurting your friends (or even worse, hurting his) or the fact that he will fly into a Roaring Rampage of Revenge if you so much as touch his precious straw hat without his permission. Downplayed due to fact, he's an idiot and a criminal, therefore he is by nature selfish and irrational instead of tolerant and rational, he's just not as bad as the evil pirates he interacts with in his series.
  • Ouran High School Host Club's Suou Tamaki is an exceptionally compassionate, friendly, and forgiving person with an often annoyingly optimistic outlook on life. All the Host Club members have him to thank for some of the positive changes in their lives. He's extremely genuine and can find the beauty in even the most ordinary thing or person—his compliments toward the girls he hosts or runs into are all honest. Despite his grandmother's verbal abuse toward him he remains motivated to earn her acceptance of him.
  • Behoimi from Pani Poni Dash!. Main character Becky even asks her to ask herself if she really believes herself to be a Magical Girl or just wants to help others.
  • Vince, the hero of Pikaia. He's incredibly caring and idealistic. As opposed to Hanna, who's distrustful towards Wendy after her Heel–Face Turn, Vince is simply thrilled to have her as an ally. He's even willing to reason with Evol and give him a second chance.
  • Ash Ketchum in Pokémon is known for loving any and all Pokémon, and this is not lost on them, as legendaries are drawn to him consistently. Even when Meowth fake-joins the team and betrays them, Ash states he will treasure the time they spent together.
  • Pokémon Adventures:
    • Red accepts old foes (that tried to kill him) through Enemy Mine situations a little too easily. His All Loving-ness is most prevalent in the FLRG arc, where he readily accepts Deoxys since it shares his blood, even though it nearly massacred his team. He is the aforementioned Ash's counterpart, after all.
    • Dia calls out Cyrus for trying to destroy all of existence with a simple yet very heartfelt speech, Dialga and Palkia decide that they'd rather listen to him than Cyrus and earlier his own courage inspired Regigigas to fight Team Galactic as his teammate! His actions are so moving that they convince Cyrus himself that the world was a beautiful thing as it is, provoking a Heel–Face Turn. This incredible feat is shared by the below-mentioned Hareta (who admittedly is his AU Counterpart).
  • Hareta in Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Adventure!. He apparently feels little-to-no hatred toward anyone and cares for everyone. Your best friend's life was made miserable by these guys, she's probably dead due to being Driven to Suicide, and this guy plans to destroy the whole world? Pff, no problem. Hareta just sheds some Tender Tears-Manly Tears and brushes it off.
  • From Hayao Miyazaki, Prince Ashitaka from Princess Mononoke fits the trope as the voice of peace between the humans of Iron Town and the animals/spirits/deities of the forest. Without him the movie would have been much shorter and very bloody.
    Lady Eboshi: What exactly are you here for?
    Ashitaka: To see with eyes unclouded by hate.
  • Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica loves everyone. She refuses to join the magical girl infighting of others, and makes the only truly Selfless Wish in the series; spend eternity preventing magical girls from becoming witches by comforting them at their death and draining away their grief. Because she ascended to a higher plane of existence, no one is aware she's doing this except for Homura (due to her Ripple-Proof Memory).
  • Read or Die: Yomiko Readman is a Nice Girl, a very trusting person, always try to see the good in someone else, and is willing to forgive and give a second chance. She also always remain polite even when talking to a enemy. Many characters point out to her that this is not the best attitude for a secret agent.
  • Romeo from Romeo X Juliet. This becomes obvious when he is assigned to rule over the mine his father created to punish miscreants. Through his gentle nature he manages to befriend all the miners (despite their initial mistrust of him) and later he manages to start a farming village with not only them but also their former guards.
  • Rurouni Kenshin's titular character is known for helping others and avoiding massacres. A friend of his thinks in one scene that he will save his life even if Kenshin didn't want his help since there are several people in Japan who need him. Ironically, most of Kenshin's rivals tend to be Dark Messiah.
  • Usagi Tsukino from Sailor Moon, though she started as The Fool matures into this as the series continues. This is more in The '90s anime than in the manga, where despite still being very compassionate and a good person, she's much less forgiving of those who hurt her loved ones. If you want to know how all loving Usagi is in the live-action Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, look for signs from the second episode. You've definitely got an All-Loving Hero in play when, in the middle of a fight, she's hanging by one arm off a balcony and trying to convince the next senshi-to-be not to become a senshi if she doesn't want to, using lines like "Don't worry, it'll work out somehow!"
  • Kambei from Samurai 7 is a downplayed example. He inspires great loyalty with words alone, and he forgives and sees worthiness where no one else would. He protects Kanna Village for nothing but rice. However, he's also jaded because of the war and so he finds Katsushiro's idealism irritating.
  • In the Sands of Destruction anime/manga series, Kyrie fits this to a T. Kind, gentle, and not wanting to fight anyone, he's always trying to find a way to talk things out instead of going on killing sprees like Morte wants to do. He thinks of everyone around him before thinking about himself (which Toppi lampshades this in the manga that Kyrie would give him the water bottle despite the fact he was thirty AND wandering the desert for three days straight.) In the manga when he leaves the group, everyone splits up with Toppi and Naja going with him and leaving Morte and Agan behind after Morte crossed the Moral Event Horizon by blowing an entire village up with innocent people.
  • Hibiki Tachibana from Senki Zesshou Symphogear is usually warm and friendly to absolutely everyone, including each season's villains, whom she always tries to reason with and avoid having to fight.
  • Gerda from The Snow Queen (2005). She can befriend anybody: children, adults, animals, flowers, ghosts, you name it.
  • Nagisa Aoi from Strawberry Panic! is friendly toward everyone she meets, and at least three girls have a thing for her. She's very outgoing and honest and a little naïve, and Amane even notes that she stands out among the more reserved girls of Miator.
  • Sunday Without God has Ai Astin, the twelve-year-old adorable gravekeeper protagonist. She's friendly toward nearly everyone she meets and does her best to help others, and she wants to believe the best in others, even getting angry or sad when people refer to themselves or others as monsters, and as she travels the world in hopes of finding a way to save it, she ends up helping everyone she meets.
  • Exa from Superior, in part because of his Thou Shalt Not Kill philosophy, always tries to find alternate solutions than violence to conflicts. He's willing to help anyone in need, even those trying to kill him. The only being that he makes a deliberate exception to this is the demon lord... who, unknown to him, is one of his companions.
  • Akira from Sweet Blue Flowers has some of this, since she has the ability to be friends with most other girls. Later she is surpassed in that regard by Haruka, who drags everybody along by sheer enthusiasm.
  • Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann: A constant inspiration to others? Check. Never seems to express genuine rage even during combat? Check. Group starts to fall apart when he's gone? Yep. This may sound slightly insane, but that sounds a lot like Kamina, but downplayed since he's also a hot blooded maniac who tends to be mostly battle addicted and perverted to he point of shamelessness. After his death, the role is debatably shared by Nia and Simon also they play this straighter.
    • Further cementing things is Kamina getting a final Moment of Awesome from beyond the grave when he rescues the trapped Dai-Gurren Brigade from the Anti-Spiral's inescapable Lotus-Eater Machine, allowing them to save the day.
  • Noelle from I'm Gonna Be an Angel! is pure beyond pureness, loves everyone (especially Yuusuke) and in the end saves everyone, especially the two most troubled individuals who caused her a lot of problems.
  • One of Kotetsu's defining characteristics in Tiger & Bunny is that he cares about the safety and wellbeing of everyone — to the point that he'll be shaken even by the death of some nameless Asshole Victim.
  • Subaru Sumeragi from Tokyo Babylon and X/1999. A subversion occurs when it doesn't work and, without losing the core of his kindness and compassion, he loses everything and becomes the opposite of what he used to be.
  • Ken Kaneki from Tokyo Ghoul starts the series as one, actively trying to look for the best in others and repeatedly putting his trust in people he really shouldn't believe. This goes about as well as expected, with multiple people taking advantage of him to horrible effect. Some of this is motivated by his mother's advice that it's better to be hurt than to hurt others, a belief he clings to until his Despair Event Horizon. Afterwards, he actively abandons this mentality and comes to believe that some people are "bad beans" that need to be gotten rid of for the greater good. It's ultimately a Deconstruction of this trope, as while Kaneki is genuinely a compassionate person.....he's also an abused child desperate to be loved by others, and gets systematically ground down by the Crapsack World he lives in.
  • Trigun:
    • Vash often has to be prodded into shooting the bad guys instead of trying to reason the virtues of life with them. Even then, he refuses to kill humans, even if it means bandaging up the people he just took down. Wolfwood occasionally seems to see Vash in this light, and well beyond his Technical Pacifist stance above he will do anything to save people. From diving into blows that carved the scars all over him to stripping naked and barking like a dog to get a hostage free to training constantly so that his skills are up to pulling off his signature miracles. His whole identity is tied up in saving people. Finally, he's the primary defender of the human race on his planet, and main proponent of the creed that everybody can theoretically live in harmony. Even his True Companions aren't a big help—Millie has a good measure of Incorruptible Pure Pureness but doesn't do abstracts, Meryl tends to be a realist, and his best friend is an Anti-Hero. And a mercenary assassin and The Mole.
    • Rem. Everything Vash believes in the main narrative Rem taught him in the backstory.
  • In Trinity Blood, Esther fits better thanks to Character Development. She starts out as a vampire-hating sister who kills someone, but she eventually learns the truth behind the man she blamed for losing her mother figure and decides to join the church and find a way to help vampires and humans co-exist. Eventually she becomes a queen and starts this process, which is where the anime ends. However, the notes from the original novel author before his death paint a bleaker picture.
  • Kenji, after his return, becomes this in 20th Century Boys. He saves the world by travelling around singing a song (which in turn makes legions of people idolise and follow him), kills no one and apologizes to the Big Bad for a past misdeed. His attitude is Be All My Sins Remembered and somewhere between bemused and irritated that people are looking to him to save the day.
  • Marin from Umi Monogatari is prone to randomly hugging people and saying that she loves them. Kanon, her sister, a giant turtle. It doesn't matter. The girl's got plenty of love to spread around.
  • Akane Isshiku from Vividred Operation wants to be friends with EVERYONE and doesn't take "no" for an answer. Also, she is very kind and did everything to save Rei even after knowing she was responsible for the Alone attacks.
  • Shinya from Watashi No Messiah Sama accepts his duty to save the planet of his beloved by defeating the Big Bad, but refuses to harm anyone, including the Big Bad even after having ripped his heart off and left off to die. Earlier in the series he fires a lightning at himself to make Hime, who was trying to kill him, to back off without harming her.
  • Toboe from Wolf's Rain. He's about the closest thing a predatory animal can get to a Friend to All Living Things, and, as a clincher, he's willing to protect and die for the guy who's actively trying to exterminate wolves!
  • The original Yugi actually possessed an inherently evil item that drew out his worst traits and inflamed them to the point of murder... and it never gets used unless someone did something horrible to deserve it. The kid's so good that all of the negative traits he has tuned Up to Eleven will at worst deliver Disproportionate Retribution, then suddenly vanish until he needs them again. Also, he befriended Jonouchi and Honda by forgiving them for bullying him and protecting them from getting beaten up.
    • Judai Yuki/Jaden Yuki of the Post Modern Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. Originally used straight and frequently noticed and discussed by characters like Sameshima, Saiou, Asuka, Ryo, and Edo; but by Season 3 the pressure of being everyone's source of strength and inspiration is finally too much for him. His True Companions' dependence on him was the key the next Big Bad used to kill them, and Judai's heartbreak at his failure to live up to being this character contributed to his fall to The Dark Side. It took him a lot to pull himself back from the despair.
    • Yusei from Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's is this even more so than his predecessors, despite his quiet and more mature nature. His father named him after a particle that bonded other particles together, because he wanted Yusei to be able to bond people together; he did.
    • Yu Gi Oh Zexal: Yuma (in both the anime and manga) befriends many people, like a Stoic blue alien, a Reformed Bully, and a Number Hunter after his soul (earning Kaito's trust in both anime and manga was no cakewalk, yet he did it twice). He even attempts to redeem (successfully) Vetrix, Vector, and Kyoji by appealing to their better nature, and wins his duel with Nash because he refused to hurt his friend.
    • Yuya from Yu-Gi-Oh! ARC-V is even more than his predecessors as he believes dueling should be something used to make people happy and refuses to allow it to become used as a tool of war and hate. Throughout the series he suffers for this ideal and see the worst in people but refuses to give up on the idea of making everyone happy. This becomes even more interesting when we find out he's 1/4th of the Big Bad.

    Asian Animation 
  • Noonbory and the Super 7 has the title character. He's willing to rescue the villains simply because...
    "Our super senses are to help anyone in trouble. Even super silly villains."

    Comic Books 
  • Superman is always portrayed in this fashion. It's best exemplified by a scene in All-Star Superman where, despite knowing he's going to die soon, Superman still takes the time to save the life of one suicidal teenage girl.
  • Supergirl is usually portrayed in this fashion (except for when DC is putting her through a Darker and Edgier phase). Back in the Silver Age, she tried to help every person in trouble she bumped into. In Supergirl (Rebirth), when the public demands to know why she's trying to redeem the mass-murderer Cyborg Superman she replies she refuses to give up on anybody.
  • Wonder Woman:
    • In addition to being one of the strongest warriors, is a walking avatar of love and peace.
    • This is emphasized during the Blackest Night miniseries, where her love for all things in existence, as discussed by both Aphrodite and Star Sapphire Carol Ferris, leads to her being recruited into the Star Sapphire Corps.
    • Even the Darker and Edgier Wonder Woman (2011) maintains the all loving mantle of previous versions. When she is forced to marry Hades to protect others only to leave him at the altar, Hades wonders how it's possible since she said she loved him while bound by the Lasso of Truth. Diana says that she never lied; she loves him, just like she loves everybody.
  • Captain Marvel/Shazam as well. In fact, kind, sensible, utterly selfless and cheerful Billy Batson just might be a bigger example than both of the above. Considering he's actually a young boy, it makes sense from an Anne Frank standpoint.
  • Spider-Man is ultimately the most lovable human being in Marvel and is the prolific easy-going superhero. Throughout the entire Marvel community, he has teamed up and allied with almost every character based on his modesty, compassion, his sense of humor, and his devotion to being responsible. Plus, most stories about him when he's all grown up (considering even the main continuity Spidey, the oldest mainstream depiction, is still only about 24) depict him as "the greatest hero of all".
  • Captain America. He's the Marvel counterpart of Superman after all. At one point Magneto tried to erase his mind of all prejudice towards mutants. Problem for Magneto: Captain America has no prejudice towards anybody. At least in the Earth-616 universe.
  • Wing from The Transformers: Drift. Wing is a non-aligned bot who goes on missions to help people, no matter what species they are in distress. Takes an injured Decepticon under his care, and argues with his superiors that it should their duty to help those who are suffering.
  • Flycatcher, the frog prince of Fables, is universally kind and universally loved for it, and he's the only character who had no sins to absolve or remit under the Fabletown Amnesty. The All Loving Syndrome really kicks in when he receives a purity-powered suit of armor that allows him to resurrect the dead, defeat massive armies without spilling blood, and establish the completely peaceful "Kingdom of Haven" in the middle of enemy territory.
  • Death of the Endless is quite possibly the friendliest, most compassionate entity in The DCU. She loves you, no matter who you are or what you've done.
  • Zayne Carrick from Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic is a good example of a fool who is an embryonic All-Loving Hero. Initially a failing Jedi Padawan whose only power seems to be literal good luck (as in, he spent an hour trying to catch a petty thief for the half-dozenth time, and thus arrived late to what should have been his own murder), over the course of the series he saves first himself; then a junk scavenger and his adopted daughter; then a bunch of captured Jedi; then several million people from an orbital nuclear bombardment; then he tries to save one of the Jedi masters who were trying to kill him. As one of them says:
    "You...You... would save me?"
  • Luke Skywalker in In the Shadows of their Fathers, part of Star Wars Rebellion. He goes to Jabiim to help against the Empire, but the Jabiim people were abandoned by his father as tactically unwise during the Clone Wars, and a number of them immediately want him dead. After he's locked up some taunt him and try to beat him up and he's rescued, the idea that his father was a monster seems to hurt worse than the beating... and when the Jabiim are attacked, he fights to defend them without hesitation despite their hostility. Later he tries to stay with them when it would be extremely unwise for the Rebellion, because he is not his father. The Jabiim commander agrees (beware the Art Shift), basically telling Luke that he's not as tactical but vastly more humane, and they need him more out there.
  • Saint Walker of the Blue Lanterns, specifically referred to as the savior of his homeworld. The worldwide hope that he inspired on his dying world was enough for him to be selected as the first to wield the Blue Light of Hope.
  • From the Marvel Comics series Agents of Atlas, Venus — hey, it befits a goddess of love!
  • Ice, of Justice League International, is noted for her optimism and kindness, which remain steadfast even in the face of her death and resurrection.
  • Elena from Street Fighter wishes to befriend all of the fighters she encounters, including those who are openly hostile towards her, like Makoto.
  • X-Men: Professor Xavier is the voice of coexistence against Magneto's voice of separation. Even after all the battles with all the villainous mutants and the all the plots by the villainous humans and even the more numerous mundane everyday prejudice by muggles he still believes peaceful coexistence will happen. Any dark side he has is a case of Depending on the Writer (given the inconsistency of long-running comics and shifting Alternative Character Interpretation).
  • Christopher Rudd in Lucifer: He's a damned soul in Hell who manages through skill and luck to become one of Hell's nobility. What do you guess he does then? He teaches demons compassion and kindness, gets them and the damned to get along, and finally leads their army to save the Silver City and conquer it in one fell swoop in the name of justice.
  • Chubby Huggs from Get Fuzzy, who begins every day with hugging his pillow and thanking it for being so soft, and continues in the same way. Needless to say, Bucky is scared to death of Chubby Huggs.
  • Dick Grayson. Phil Jimenez said it best here:
    "Dick has so many connections to other characters. In many ways, even more than Superman or Batman, Nightwing is the soul, the linchpin, of The DCU. He’s well respected by everyone, known to the JLA, the Titans, the Outsiders, Birds of Prey – everyone looks to him for advice, for friendship, for his skills. He’s the natural leader of the DCU."
    • He's also the kind of hero who lets the people he just saved hug him for half an hour until they stop shaking, and Bruce has canonically said that Dick saved him (not the other way around) when he came to live at Wayne Manor.
  • Tim Drake started out this way—wanting to help everyone, getting along with all his classmates regardless of how rude or cruel they were, trying to rehabilitate villains and sometimes inadvertently earning their respect or affection—but later writers decided to give him an extensive angst upgrade and this trait faded almost entirely after he was put through a brutal Trauma Conga Line.
  • Karolina Dean is pretty much the glue that keeps the oft-dysfunctional Runaways together, and her willingness to put herself on the line to bring peace has twice extended to offering herself up to potentially hostile aliens in order to end conflicts that her parents started.
  • From Astro City, there's the Silver Agent. Even after he had been found guilty of murder and executed, the Agent still uses time travel to repeatedly return to the city and save it through several major crises, and his selfless sacrifice shames the citizenry for decades.
  • The Flash, especially when Wally West held the mantle, was known for being compassionate and honestly interested in reforming most of his enemies. To have Wally really want to put you down required a truly monstrous act. The second Flash, Barry Allen, is also another great example. He treasures his life and his friends above anything else. While Jay is a Cool Old Guy and Wally skirts on Jerk with a Heart of Gold, Barry is all around a Nice Guy. In fact, writers say his biggest flaw is that he tries to be helpful to everyone, he's just too nice.
  • Paulie in Circles loved everyone he met and always regarded every person with kindness, even his enemies like Carter Allen when he paid for his back injuries.
  • Cassandra Cain Batgirl III once asked "why does everyone I love die?", to which the person she was speaking to responded: "because you love everyone, and everybody dies."
  • Tintin from The Adventures Of Tintin is dedicated to his friends, brave and always willing to do the right thing, and has given second chances to villains who genuinely wanted to redeem themselves.
  • Likewise, Casper the Friendly Ghost is this in his comic books, even more so than in any other incarnation of the character. He'll go out of his way to help any stranger, human or animal (and sometimes vegetable or mineral). If a villain antagonizing him suddenly runs into trouble, Casper will promptly turn and offer his help, often (though not always) shaming the villain into turning over a new leaf.

    Fan Works 
  • Axis Powers Hetalia fanfic Gankona, Unnachgiebig, Unità: Italy couldn't bring himself to hate the homophobe who had beaten and nearly raped him, Italy didn't despise the bully who singled him out shortly after that ordeal, Italy never hated Austria who had abused him for hundreds of years, he never resented Germany for the poor treatment he received, he never was angry at Japan for the coldness exhibited towards him, etc.
  • Child of the Storm:
    • Diana Herculeis a.k.a. teenage Wonder Woman. Diana is kind and sweet to pretty much everyone she meets, being described by multiple different characters as probably the nicest person they've ever met, despite being (or perhaps because she is) The Empath. However, Beware the Nice Ones applies, as she has a dangerous temper, especially if someone she particularly cares for is wronged.
    • Jean Grey is described as being 'big sister to the world' on several occasions, and is depicted as near universally warm and loving. However, Beware the Nice Ones applies to her, too, as she also has a dangerous temper, especially if someone she particularly cares for is wronged, too.
    • Harry is a more complicated example; he'll take up his metaphorical lance and take on the evil monster for anyone that he doesn't have a specific grudge against, and most of those he does. He'll also offer a second chance to almost everyone, unless he's on the point of losing his mind, and is known to express overwhelming compassion to extremely dangerous enemies (specifically, a Living Weapon, Maddie). Combined with his Magnetic Hero tendencies, Bucky notes in the sequel that in doing so, he's capable of bringing out the better natures of people who didn't even know that they had better natures. However, he doesn't give third chances, and even on his good days, Beware the Nice Ones applies - on his bad ones, it's not pretty (though that's mainly a result of a nasty case of PSTD, which he gets therapy for). More to the point, it's part of what makes him so potentially terrifying - he'll go to the wall for people he hardly knows, pulling out all the stops to help them, and considering that those stops include heavy duty magic, monstrously powerful Psychic Powers, and a fragment of the Phoenix Force (admittedly his Godzilla Threshold), it arguably makes him The Unfettered.
  • In Codex Equus, there's Blue Suede Heartstrings, an Alicorn god who is based on Elvis Presley. His entry notes that even as a mortal, Blue is very polite, kind-hearted, and friendly to almost everyone he meets. This is what allowed his reputation as a beloved celebrity to survive even past the Second Age, and has earned the attention of both mortals and divines, such as King Ibrida, the Draconequus god of Hybrids. The fact that he became a god himself through his good deeds in the Second Age hasn't affected his friendliness at all, and in fact uses his divinity to help people in need. And as the god of Humility, he reaches out to prideful individuals and tries to help them realize the error of their ways so he can redeem them. Among his accomplishments are befriending Ponies from all three tribes despite tribalism being heavily encouraged in the early Second Age; persuading a few Alvslog Deer to abandon their reactionary, racist, and self-righteous ways while still keeping their love for nature; and helping the repentant Sunnytowners recover from their traumas despite knowing what they did to Ruby Heart and other innocent ponies. The only people he doesn't like are tribalists/racists, and people who "cheapen" music and/or use it for evil, and even then, he tries to deal with them with kindness first before resorting to violence.
  • crawlersout: Fem!Harry is this, even more so than Canon!Harry. She can't stand the thought of killing so much that she gives up a chance to move on with a normal life to give a second chance to a younger version of her greatest enemy and the only man she ever killed. She can't even find it in herself to hate and kill Gellert Grindelwald, despite knowing full well what kind of man he is and what crimes he will go on to commit.
  • Steven/Rhodonite in Gift of A Diamond is so optimistic and charismatic, he was able to single-handedly change the nature of Homeworld and its Fantastic Caste System. Off-color and lower-tier gems have more of a voice, the Diamonds became more forgiving and there has not been a single gem shattered in 8 years.
  • In Supergirl fanfic Hellsister Trilogy, Satan Girl blatantly states she could never stand Supergirl's empathetic, caring ways. This is after Supergirl has expressed sorry at the loss of someone who is attempting to kill her brutally for the... fourth? fifth? time.
    Supergirl: You won't believe this, but I'm sorry. On my honor, I am. And if you will swear to stop this battle, I will help you search for your child. That is my promise.
    Satan Girl: Ohhhhh, don't you wish, Lightsister. I can find my child. After our war, I will find him. Or her. There is nothing left to us now, except the fight. You would not tolerate my existence, nor I yours. I am not capable of your empathy, of your petty virtue. You are not capable of my ruthlessness and power. Come, sister. Let us destroy each other.
  • Avalina in Hope for the Heartless. She's the very definition of purity as shown with her natural way with animals, appallment of violence and cruelty directed even at her tormentors, ability to look past the dead exterior of the Horned King and bring the better out of him.
  • Kara from Kara of Rokyn, who is forgiving and compassionate towards everyone, including people who try to screw her life up. Even her rival Jara finds hard to hate her after Kara talks openly and respectfully of Jara's erstwhile persecuted people.
  • In Last Child of Krypton, Shinji doesn't like or trust Kaworu. Misato is shocked because Shinji had never disliked anybody so far.
  • Lily Evans in The Light in the Dark fits this pretty well. There are few people she dislikes, and she is kind to nearly everyone she encounters. In fact, her kindness and loving nature arguably serve as key driving forces of the story.
  • While the Lord Inquisitor is a Magnetic Hero, the Lady Inquisitor is this, in All This Sh*t is Twice as Weird. Her compassionate nature and willingness to give second chances is considered her defining trait, for good or ill.
  • Steffon Baratheon in The Young Stag counts as one. He has strong, progressive ideals that everyone is created equal concerns over the Smallfolk and desires to make their lives better. His primary motivation to campaign for the Iron Throne is mainly to save the people from Joffrey's cruelty, rather than taking it for himself.

    Films — Animation 
  • Po from Kung Fu Panda is a great example. He is an Adorkable hero who is good-natured, lovable, very, very funny and a chosen one, but what really makes him an All-Loving Hero is that he doesn't hate anybody, not even Lord Shen who killed his parents and repeatedly tried to kill him. He still forgave him and even tried to help him let go of his own troubled past.
  • Disney's Hercules is one, unlike the original myths. Disney's version is compassionate, and his most dominant trait is his innocence and massively kind heart, in spite of being treated like a "freak" by his peers and those around him (with the exception of his foster parents) throughout his childhood.
  • Big Hero 6: Baymax, without a question. He loves Hiro and only wants to care for him eventually sacrificing himself for Hiro and the team's sake.
  • Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon. Believing that humans and dragons can co-exist will definitely make him this.
  • The Prince of Egypt:
    • Moses. Even after learning that his adopted family were responsible for killing and enslaving his people, he still didn't hate them. He wanted to believe that Ramses could change. He begs him to stop enslaving the Hebrews or the Egyptians and his son will be killed by the Plague. Which happened, and he still takes the time to cry for them even after being told the Hebrews were free to go. Also even when Ramses betrayed him by going to kill all of his people, and had no choice but to close the Red Sea on him, Moses still worried if Ramses was still alive.
    • Moses' foster mother, Queen Tuya deserves a mention here, despite her small screentime. Right after seeing the baby Moses she decided to adopt him without hesitance and she remained loving Moses no less than her biological son for entire life. She was always gentle and affectionate with her husband, despite him being far from a good person. She was the only one not to enjoy Moses' humiliation of enslaved foreigner Tzipporah but to feel sympathy for her instead. It's actually her reaction what made Moses regret this act.
  • Roshan from Ice Age. Roshan is the Peace Child whose love for the animals brings them together in an unlikely herd and leads Manny on a journey of forgiveness to let go of his anger against Roshan's tribe.
  • The titular character of Pocahontas is an interesting variant of this trope. On one hand, she's a Friend to All Living Things who has a number of animal companions by her side (one of which used to be on the evil side, nonetheless), is very open-minded about encountering people from another culture and hardly ever resorts to violence. On the other hand, she's a lot more level-headed and shrewd than most examples — a main reason she fits this trope is because she knows that racism and violence between opposing races, namely the Native Americans and the English settlers, will only lead to each other becoming even more xenophobic than before, which effectively makes her the Only Sane Woman of the Powhatan Tribe. Grandmother Willow also counts, due to Pocahontas inheriting many of the beliefs she holds from her.
    • Pocahontas's nature as an All-Loving Heroine (and a Badass Pacifist, for that matter) gets discussed briefly in Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World, where one of the citizens of London expresses fears over the Powhatan tribe raging war again, and the person with her responds by saying, "Oh, my dear, Pocahontas would never allow that."
  • Anna from Frozen (2013). All she wants to do is to reunite with her big sister Elsa, and she believes in The Power of Love.
  • The Book of Life:
    • Manolo. All he wants to do is sing from his heart and be with his loved ones. He has the true bullfighter talent, but can't bring himself to deliver the finishing blow.
    • La Muerte. She believes that the heart of man is essentially pure. Plus, all creatures love her and she has a deep fondness towards children.
  • Zootopia has Benjamin Clawhauser, who is affable and compassionate with every single character he interacts with, which includes the protagonist almost everyone else at least initially dismisses, their Mean Boss, an unruly visitor, and an arrested criminal. He is quick to apologize for his one small, understandable misstep, and assigns no blame when he ends up unfairly punished, an event that badly affects Judy because it's so obvious that he doesn't deserve it. In fact, Clawhauser's entire being fiercely contradicts the "Predators Are Mean" Fantastic Racism, showing how bad it is as a blanket statement.

    Films — Live-Action 
  • Santa Claus in Ernest Saves Christmas. Every single thing the man does oozes sincerity, generosity, compassion, love, saintliness, and just flat-out Christmas. Hell, the whole plot of the movie is that he's running out of time to pick a new Santa Claus because he literally loves doing good so much that he's stretched the clock as long as it will go just so he can continue doing it.
  • Victor Laszlo in Casablanca. It says something about him that the only person in the entire movie who isn't in complete awe and admiration of the utterly heroic and saintly resistance leader is the Nazi officer who has been sent to capture him, which is a ringing endorsement if ever there was one. He's so noble that he doesn't hold a grudge that his beloved wife, believing that he was dead, has fallen in love with another man, and his example is so powerful that that other man is eventually quite willing to sacrifice his one chance at happiness by convincing her to stay with him.
  • Sergeant Elias K. Grodin from Platoon which makes his dramatic death scene all the more powerful.
  • Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line has this in the character of Pvt. Witt, a kind-hearted, wise, philosophizing soldier. (It should be said that he was less saintly in the novel.)
  • Luke Skywalker in Star Wars. Consider that upon discovering his father is a Sith Lord and one of the galaxy's most ruthless killers, he decides—against the advice of everyone—that Dad can be saved from the Dark Side. He turns out to be right. In the sequel trilogy, after Ben's fall to the Dark Side and his "transformation" into Kylo Ren, which he played a role in, he blames none other than himself, then exiled himself out of sheer guilt. For the Star Wars Legends continuity, Luke was this in the early years but starting with the Legacy era he does such things as advocating torture. The mantle was passed on to his son Ben, who wants to redeem people who his father would rather kill. Ben's Sith girlfriend to Luke how he's Not So Different from them.
  • Shuya in Battle Royale. It's a strange place to find a character of this type, but he does love his classmates.
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Philip Swift is a Good Shepherd who believes that God's love is available to everyone; pirates, mermaids, etc. He becomes a downplayed example later in the film in that he loves everyone except Black Beard.
  • The Love of Siam. Ying, the Chinese girl who has a crush on Mew. Throughout the movie, she was kind and helpful to both Tong and Mew. She was the only person out of Tong's friends to comfort Tong when he is confused about his sexuality. It should be noted that she's not that close to Tong and only just met him not long ago. She also helped Mew with his love song and fixed him up with Tong despite knowing that in doing so mean she would have no chance with Mew in the future.
  • X-Men Film Series: Professor X is still dedicated to protecting humans even when they try to subjugate or even commit genocide against mutantkind. Compared to a normal person, he's unusually forgiving towards Erik Lehnsherr, who has ruined and endangered Xavier's life (and is a big threat to the X-Men) more than once. In X-Men: Apocalypse, Hank summarizes Charles' mindset as "He thinks the best of people. He has hope." Professor X welcomes Storm to his school in spite of the fact that she had tried to kill the X-Men in Cairo.
  • The Hunger Games: Primrose "Prim" Everdeen seems incapable of bearing any ill will towards anything.
  • The Fourth Wise Man: Artaban is this, nearly to a fault. He is late for the journey to meet the Savior because he met a desperately ill man and couldn't do other than tend to him. Shortly afterwards, he uses a priceless gem as a bribe to save an infant's life. He settles among a leper colony for decades, living in shocking poverty because they needed a physician.

  • The Pendragon series has Bobby Pendragon. He can make friends with all of the travelers in every world in a matter of minutes of meeting them and, it was said on more than one occasion he would be the only one to beat Saint Dane. He does.
  • Rama, in Ramayana. When a plot causes his rightful throne to go to his brother Bharata, Rama is delighted for his brother's good fortune, without any concern for his own loss of status. When he's exiled by this same plot, he has to talk the entire country (including Bharata) out of coming with him. He collects allies everywhere he goes, just by dint of his goodness. Rama and Sita are supposed to be the great lovers beyond time and space, but the effect is more than Rama loves everyone, everyone loves Rama, and Sita is a member of "everyone".
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky:
    • Alyosha, the third and youngest of The Brothers Karamazov, loves all and is loved by all. Dostoevsky uses an entire chapter to illustrate how it would be impossible not to trust him. Everyone—everyone—in the book confides in Alyosha, and at times these discussions seem to resemble a priest taking confession.
    • Prince Lev Nikolaievich Myshkin from The Idiot is a much darker interpretation of this character type. Myshkin himself is, of course, kind and full of love for humanity—which leads most everyone he meets to assume he's a fool and try to take advantage of him. Then Myshkin himself ends up hurting Aglaya when a climactic Moral Dilemma forces him to choose between his love for Agalya and his pity for the fallen Nastasya.
  • Sahar Khalifeh's Wild Thorns. Adil, a Palestinian who works in Israel (the book was written in the 70s') to support his nine family members, and always looking out for his fellow workers. He's more than once described as trying "to solve the Middle East conflict all by himself." Even his cousin, who considers him a traitor for working in Israel, cares strongly about him.
  • Eriond in The Belgariad and The Malloreon. He's a small child in the former, although he is very trusting and generous. (He's been raised to be a complete innocent so that he can handle The Orb, which tends to destroy anyone who touches it with less than completely pure motives.) By The Malloreon he's grown into the position. He's very mild in temperament, and even when he gets very angry (at one point they're in a Temple of Torak and a major sacrifice ritual (human, of course) is going on all he does is put out the temple fires — since if the hearts can't be burned, there's no way to continue the sacrifices.)
  • Finny in A Separate Peace, who never sees anyone as an enemy, and believes that "when you really love something, then it has to love you back, in whatever way it has to love."
  • Les Misérables:
    • Jean Valjean strives to be this because of a The Atoner mindset. He adopts the daughter of a stranger, lifts a heavy beam off another stranger, and spares the man who hunted for a decade for breaking parole, all out of the goodness of his heart.
    • In turn, he learns forgiveness from the Bishop of Digne after 19 years of prison having made Valjean bitter and hateful. The Bishop allows Valjean into his home and offers him dinner. When Valjean steals some things from him in the dead of night and later caught and brought back to the Bishop by the police, the Bishop states Valjean was given the items, as Valjean told the police, thanks the police for their diligence, and tells Valjean he is giving him rarer and more valuable items to help him on his journey, stating he is buying Valjean's soul from the darkness that has filled it.
  • Cassie from Animorphs, who spends the most time grappling with the ethics of lethal force out of the entire team.
  • Ender's Game: Ender Wiggin claims, and believes, that he loves even his enemies. Doesn't stop him from brutally murdering them all, though. While most of it is in self-defence, there's also instances where he beats people who were only nuisances to death, including the first bully he kills in the book.
  • Luke Skywalker, in Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor. Nick Rostu, who was previously mind-controlled and begged Luke to kill him - but was instead saved - has the chance to blow away thirty-some innocent mind-controlled men and women to rescue Luke and return the favor, and he hesitates
    because he had an overpowering intuition: if Luke Skywalker thought he might save thirty innocent lives by sacrificing his own, he wouldn't hesitate. Ten innocent lives.
    "Or, hell, one not-so-innocent life," Nick muttered. "Like mine." He flipped the carbine's power setting to stun. "I hate Jedi."
    • Throughout that book, even when Luke is struggling with despair and mental trauma, he's consistently kind and compassionate to anyone not currently attempting to kill him. When someone is expressing their claustrophobia, he's completely sympathetic to them despite believing he's been through far worse himself. At the end, when to save the day he needs to destroy a mind-control device knowing that doing so will kill the fifty thousand enemies being mind controlled, he does so, but in the Force he stays with all of them to feel them die, so that they won't die alone. And because it's all he can do for them.
    • Another Star Wars example is Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Clone Wars Gambit novels. Obi-Wan is quite the shining example of the Jedi philosophy of unconditional, unpossessive love, although he is a bit of a downplayed example. His messianic tendencies are usually hidden by his sarcasm and tendency to be less vocal about saving people than Anakin, but his actions speak louder than his words. He nearly kills himself healing the people of Torbel, despite having no training as a healer, simply because it is the right thing to do.
  • Sorahb in the Farsala Trilogy is supposed to be this, but the trope is subverted in that he never actually shows up- the person everyone believes is him is actually an ordinary man named Fasal.
  • Tavi definitely wants to be this in Codex Alera, though he does his smiting less with brute force and more with strategy and adaptation. If he were the son of a deity it undoubtedly would be a god of chaos. Actually, he's just the son of the First Lord, which winds up giving him near-godlike furycraft. From a near-godlike fury.
  • 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: The Professor Aronnax is a humble Wide-Eyed Idealist scientist that already had won the Undying Loyalty of Counseil before he comes to the Nautilus. He also makes Idiot Hero Ned Land do a More Expendable Than You sacrifice when they are in the Pole, and he is ultimately the reason why Captain Nemo gets his Villainous Breakdown when Aronnax discovers the Nautilus is as Weapon of Mass Destruction..
  • Uncle Tom from Uncle Tom's Cabin, sacrifices his own chance of freedom several times, and eventually himself, when assisting two female slaves in escaping. When he dies, he prays for his torturers and eventually converts them to a better life. The author intended him to be an example of an ideal Christian.
  • The Goblin Emperor: Maia's very nearly this. He's exceptionally generous to his servants and makes a point of knowing their names, tries to be kind to his family on his father's side even when they have nothing but disdain for him, and even tries to forgive one of his bodyguards for betraying him.
  • Penryn's little sister, Paige before being experimented on in Penryn and the End of Days. She was a vegetarian before the apocalypse and only ate meat because Penryn insisted, and gives Beliel water despite being severely dehydrated herself.
  • Elijah Valentine in Last Mage is a reasonable, slightly snarky guy who would make saint Augustine proud with how much he genuinely loves people. Even if they're idiots (just don't expect him to give the idiots much attention or responsibility while he's saving the world).
  • Primrose "Prim" Everdeen from The Hunger Games seems incapable of bearing any ill will towards anything.
  • The Dresden Files: Michael Carpenter is a Knight of the Cross wielding the holy blade Amoracchius aka "The Sword of Love" aka Excalibur. As a man who chose to continually serve and wield the Sword, he exemplifies this. He doesn't judge Harry, call him evil or a monster for some of the hard and possibly wrong choices Harry has made. He sees him as his fellow brother who, like Michael himself, sometimes needs a helping hand. Any mortal who is being hurt by some dark force, Michael sets out to right this wrong. This includes working to redeem, not kill, the hosts of Fallen Angels, including the 2,000-year-old leader. All this said, when a soul is at stake when the person ignores his offer of redemption, Michael will go all out and work to end the evil.
  • In Warrior Cats, Firestar shows nothing but kindness to everyone around him and is willing to give his nine lives for just about anyone, including cats of enemy Clans and also Clanless cats.
  • Wonder Woman: Warbringer: Diana maintains her traditional characterization of loving humankind and life as a whole, and even going out of her way to attempt to see the best in her opponents and befriend them.
  • Release That Witch: Discussed. the main character Roland believes in giving equal rights to witches, commoners and serfs alike. Though he also notes these are for largely selfish purposes: Industrialization requires massive amounts of human capital, specialized skills and so forth. By bringing in more and more people and giving them the same incentives (improved quality of life, protection from foreign powers, etc.) to pursue industrialization, he's just doing what he has to to make sure his plans succeed.

    Live-Action TV 
  • Simmons from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is a downplayed example. She's on board with the antagonists getting captured and jailed, but would rather not see them killed, and is the only member of the team to consistently show sympathy with the mind-controlled soldiers they encounter in the main arc. She also seems to genuinely like everybody who isn't an outright antagonist; is always shown to be friendly and interested when meeting new people; is the first one to forgive Skye for betraying the team; and is the only main character never to have succumbed to a Green-Eyed Monster moment, despite the heavy amount of Ship Tease between the show's main and recurring characters, which by rights ought to leave everyone a little miffed on occasion.
  • On Angel, Wesley Wyndam-Pryce is a very unusual version of this trope because he's considerably more cynical than most of the examples on this page. But Wesley shows love better and more consistently than anyone else in the show—arguably better than anyone in the entire Buffyverse. More than anyone, Wesley understands what it means to love unconditionally. Wesley understands that love is a choice, not a feeling, and even when his feelings are a screwed-up mess of anger and bitterness and hurt and loneliness, he still chooses to love the people who caused all those feelings, to fight for the people who hate him, to protect the people who want nothing to do with him. Wesley loves so strongly and so deeply that it tears him apart, hollows him out, and swallows him whole, but he never stops loving. He pours every ounce of himself into the people he cares about, he loves with every fiber of his being, and it’s never reciprocated in equal measure, but he still never stops loving. Love gives Wesley the courage to overcome his fears because the people he loves are more important than the things he’s afraid of. Love drives Wesley to commit an unthinkable act of betrayal against his closest friend. Love drives him to empty nine bullets into a cyborg he fully believes is his father. And eventually, love drives him insane. Love is a terrible thing for Wesley. But it’s the most beautiful thing about him.
  • Hakuya Ryouga / AbaRed of Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger. He was immune to the mind-screwing abilities of a Monster of the Week specifically because, in his niece's words, "he doesn't hate anyone or anything." Naturally, evil Ranger Nakadai Mikoto does everything in his power to crush the idealism out of him, but Ryouga never stops believing that Mikoto can be redeemed - and he's proven right.
  • Some of the nicer Doctors in Doctor Who have drifted into this, although Beware the Nice Ones applies.
    • The Fourth Doctor during his Douglas Adams-edited period (Series 17) deserves special mention here, being one of the few Doctors who was outright merciful to his enemies (rather than affable but judgemental), always seeming to hope his opponents would just get over wanting to take over the universe, and (thanks to his anti-authoritarian personality) he fails to see punishment as a good thing even when deserved.
    • The Eighth Doctor, (from what little we see of him) is a bouncy, chatty, charming romantic. Notably, he died trying to get a female pilot off her crashing ship. When she refused to leave with him he willingly stayed onboard until it crashed trying to convince her to let him help her.
    • The Eleventh Doctor is not very merciful, but he strongly prefers intimidating his enemies with the sheer force of personality rather than even being so aggressive as to outwit them, readily forgives enemies, and is noted to have a special affinity for children in distress.
    • The Twelfth Doctor is a double subversion. He is trying to atone for the many mistakes he's made in the past from the beginning of his life, is a Pragmatic Hero, a Grumpy Old Man, and has No Social Skills, and still makes mistakes even now — sometimes because he's trying to be a better man. But he loves children, is fiercely protective of companions and humanity in general, and over the course of his Myth Arc his capacity for Sympathy for the Devil is thoroughly explored with such characters as Missy, Davros, and Bonnie the Zygon. He also seems to have a certain affinity for monsters he encounters who are not intentionally evil, such as the Teller and the Foretold. Those who are evil enough — or hurt him enough, as in the case of Ashildr/Me — to truly earn his rage will (usually) pay dearly for it, but he still believes in showing mercy whenever possible, and no matter what crimes the villain may have committed. The events of the Series 10 Story Arc start with his decision to spare Missy from final execution and lead to a tragic Season Finale two-parter, in which his attempt to redeem her at last led him to confront her, her previous incarnation, and three generations worth of Cybermen. After that ordeal, he only has his regeneration adventure to go through.
  • Constable Benton Fraser from Due South makes himself something of a local hero in the slum neighborhood of Chicago he lives in, unwittingly and unerringly winning the hearts of nearly everyone around him due to his constant, unwavering kindness to his fellow man. His partner, Ray Vecchio (and later Ray Kowalski), his friends, and even his boss are fiercely protective of him when danger arises. His lack of street smarts and general naiveté can cause problems, though, and they sometimes wonder about his sanity.
    Fraser: You mean you're using some promotional ploy to get something for nothing?
    Ray: Welcome to the United States of America, Fraser.
  • The titular character of Finding Carter has this trait, and interestingly enough while Carter is shown to be very charismatic, loving, and easily forgiving, the series doesn't shy away from the potential negative implications of the trait, as it causes Carter to overlook the flaws in people—she is initially hostile to her birth mother because she wants to apprehend the woman who abducted Carter as a child and who Carter views as being her "real" mother, despite Lori being a criminal and arguably someone who doesn't have Carter's best interests at heart. Later in the series Carter's boyfriend Crash accidentally shoots her best friend/ex-boyfriend Max and she finds herself delivering excuses for his actions to her friend and family who insist that Crash is bad news and needs to be arrested.
  • Flash Gordon: Flash's idealism and altruism inadvertently brings together several tribes of highly eccentric crazies (including multiple members of the Big Bad's faction), who've spent decades hating each other.
  • Game of Thrones: In complete contrast to his older brother Joffrey, Tommen wants to take the path of least bloodshed. Unfortunately, this makes him indecisive when the High Sparrow kidnaps his wife and later his mother since he does not want any blood on his hands.
  • Peter Petrelli of Heroes embodies this to a point that's almost Genre Blindness or even Idiot Ball. He's so sweet and trusting that he'll even cast his lot in with the villain if he has a convincing enough sob story.
  • Typical personality trait of many primary Kamen Riders. Example include:
    • Gentaro Kisaragi, Kamen Rider Fourze, who in his introduction stated his goal to befriend each and every single person in his new high school. This includes forgiving someone for throwing away a girl's love letter and being nice to the Jerk Jock "king" and Alpha Bitch "queen" of the school despite their harassment (both verbal and physical). He'll even do it with the Monster of the Week. You have to be really bad for him to refuse you a Last-Second Chance. He even extended his hand to several people who would probably be the last people to receive his handshake, such as the man who killed him, The Dragon who put two of his friends to the Dark Nebula and threatened death to the rest of his friends, and finally the Big Bad. This is the same Big Bad that killed his best friend Kengo Utahoshi. Pyxis, the guy who is the reason Fourze has a Nightmare Fuel page is the only person he's not extended a hand of friendship to.
    • Emu Hojo is subtler than Gentaro, but has soon figured out that sometimes you have to deal some hard knocks if you want to be an All Loving Hero in a crappy world like that of Kamen Rider Ex-Aid. He tries to bring out the best in people, gives them a chance and puts up with their crap, but the lives of his patients always go first. Threaten them and he will knock you on your ass and then nicely ask you to repent. Repeatedly, if needed.
  • Mister Rogers' Neighborhood:
    • Fred Rogers is famous for being one of the nicest people ever, both on his show and off. There's an urban legend about him that involves two punks stealing his car. When they realized it was his car, they returned it and included a note that read "we didn't know it was yours".
    • A story widely told is that a fundamentalist priest/pastor/whatever called on Mr. Rogers to castigate a nearby group of homosexuals. Without missing a beat, Rogers turned to said people and said: "God loves you just the way you are."
  • Despite being an atoning petty criminal, Jerkass, and a Book Dumb hick, the titular character of My Name Is Earl has a real knack for getting along with people, is actively working hard to become a better person by righting all his past wrongs, in the process making his town a better place, and is willing to make great sacrifices for the people he cares about. Sometimes he relapses, but he brings up some interesting questions on morality and what makes a good person.
  • Even though he has his jerk moments, Ned Bigby from Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide does not hate anybody, and he always gives advice to those in trouble, whether he or she is a student or a teacher. He hates letting people down so much that his bad habit in Guide to: Bad Habits was saying yes to everyone.
  • Parks and Recreation Leslie Knope is such a generous, thoughtful, hardworking person, and so beloved by her friends and co-workers, that she might as well be characterized as the All-Loving Hero from Pawnee.
  • Person of Interest: The Machine, the government supercomputer designed to stop terrorist threats before they happen, is so effective at its job because it cares for everyone. It values human life and free will above all else (which has actually caused several problems), and while it understands that sometimes its assets have no choice but to kill people, it never orders such things itself. Best demonstrated with Root, who was a sociopathic serial killer before the Machine started talking to her. By mid-season 3, she's one of the best forces of good in the series who adheres to Thou Shalt Not Kill one hundred percent. Even when it helps her escape from a psych hospital and the government assassin sent to kill her, it stops her from killing anyone, including the assassin himself.
    Root: Seriously? Even this guy?
    [Root's earpiece beeps]
    Root: All right... I guess you're the boss...
  • Sesame Street: Abby Cadabby. Her faith in Oscar the Grouch's heart is unshakable.
  • Daniel Jackson in Stargate and Stargate SG-1 is The Face of The Team. Whenever they met a new culture, he'd love to sit down and talk with them. Though he hates the Go'ald, his main beef with them is that they abducted his wife (and do likewise to others).
  • Wonder Woman: Wonder Woman almost always completely outclassed her opposition, but restrained from fighting unless she had to. Additionally, she regularly sought to reform the bad guys, regularly released low level mooks who were unimportant, and perpetrators who evidenced guilt and desire to not do evil were generally let off the hook. This behavior flowed directly from the comics where she changed the way superheroes behaved in terms of rehabilitating criminals.


    Professional Wrestling 
  • Combine an all loving personality with separation anxiety, bipolar disorder, delusion, split personalities and the strength to bend a man in two and you'd end up with something like Daffney Unger, where love leads to violence when it isn't "returned". Dr. Stevie's "treatment" did nothing to improve this.
  • Ricky Ruffin couldn't be himself without all of you, he thanks you all and loves you all with all his heart.
  • Bayley's gimmick on NXT, after getting over her starstruck phase, was automatically being the best friend she could be to everybody.

    Religion and Mythology 
  • Jainism. It's an entire religion that espouses ahimsa (non-violence), which is actually also a tenet of many Indian religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism, but whereas others limit the principle to humans, Jains take this Up to Eleven and include everything and we mean everything: humans, cows, cats, snakes, mosquitoes, bees, bananas, palm, bacteria...Most Jains are vegetarians because they do not want to inflict violence on animals, and if it's detestable, then vegans. If that still is detestable, then they will abstain from eating root vegetables because they are life in early stages after all. Jains are also taught not to detest anyone simply because they have differing opinions regarding a subject (such as being in a different religion or world view) because every beliefs are true, just, well, in different viewpoints. However, Jains are also simultaneously taught not to be too attached to things and these include living ones, to prevent obsessive love, but instead have to do it equally; in essence, just like unconditional love (agape).
  • Baldr from Norse Mythology. A Bishōnen, all-loving fertility god, he was such a nice guy that even physical weapons refused to harm. A favourite pastime of the other gods was to throw weapons at him and watch them bounce off because even the weapons liked him too much to harm him. Then along came Loki, the god of mischief, who finds one thing that can harm Baldr: a sprig of mistletoe. One prick from it and Baldr's dead. Then everyone in creation wept for him, even the nasty mistletoe that had done the deed: everyone of course, except Loki who was doomed to be chained to a rock and tortured by a snake until the end of time for his trouble.
  • Guanyin from Buddhist and East Asian folklore. S/he's so utterly compassionate that it actually makes her/him awesome at what s/he does.
  • This is the defining trope for Jesus. The whole "love your enemies" thing is the most obvious. The times when we see him angry are the ones where he's railing against those who fail to love anyone (other than themselves) and lead the people astray with their lies. Christians believe that Isaiah 53:2-11 is a prophecy of his eventual death for the sins of humanity.

    Tabletop Games 
  • Nurgle of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 holds a deep, paternal love for all living things. This includes bacteria and parasites. Nurgle loves every living thing equally and can't just kill those couple thousand bacteria that live within a sick person. That would be Something-cide!
  • Similarly, both Devils and Deceivers in the third edition of Nobilis explore why loving absolutely everything is not necessarily a virtuous trait. The Devils love the laughter of children and the beauty of a sunset... but they also love cancer and genocide. In fact, they love cancer and genocide more, because who else is going to love them? As for the Deceivers... to make a long explanation short, let's just say that love doesn't have to be sane or healthy.
  • In the Exalted game system, any character with a high enough Compassion stat (4+) gets into this territory. Especially if they're Raksha - and that's not a good thing.
  • Shelyn and Sarenrae in Pathfinder. Shelyn especially, as a Friend to All Living Things who is the setting's divine embodiment of love, kindness, and both inner and outer beauty. Sarenrae sees the potential for good in everyone and redemption is a big part of her dogma, but she's a bit more militant than Shelyn.
  • The god Ilmater from Forgotten Realms. The first sentence of his catechism is "Help all who hurt, no matter who they are."

  • Hajime and Shun of the Tsukiuta series, throughout the franchise but particularly in the fantasy stage plays, where their full magical forms are shown. They are manifestations of "Beginning" and "Ending". In Tsukino Empire, Shun, the "Ending", is supposed to end the world, but he loves it so much he can't bring himself to do it, so he summons Hajime, the "Beginning".


    Video Games 
  • Super Mario Bros.: Mario and to a lesser extent, Luigi and Princess Peach. They are unarguably seen as the paragons of heroism and goodness across the Mushroom Kingdom. Whenever Bowser causes trouble, they will always stop him. The Paper Mario games emphasize Mario's status as a Magnetic Hero. It's also an explanation to why they invite Bowser and other villains to parties, go-karting and other sport-related activities despite all the trouble they've caused Mario and his friends.
  • Sonic the Hedgehog and his friends (and even his rival Knuckles the Echidna) are these as well.
  • Final Fantasy:
    • Though a Flat Character in his original game, the Warrior of Light has shades of this in Dissidia Final Fantasy.
    • Terra Branford from Final Fantasy VI is a clear example of this late in the game. In the World of Ruin, she ends up caring for orphans whose parents were murdered by Kefka and eventually Terra finds her purpose. To fight to protect those who need it as well as ensure a better future. Love drives her. Carries over to her Dissidia Final Fantasy incarnation as well, where she expresses Sympathy For Kefka after realizing that he was trying to fill the void in his "broken heart" with destruction.
      • Celes Chere also fits this trope in the World of Ruin portion of the game.
    • Aeris Gainsborough from Final Fantasy VII, who is also The Messiah and Sacrificial Lamb.
    • Zidane Tribal from Final Fantasy IX is an example, despite the fact that he is a lecherous thief. His line in the game's character montage is "You don't need a reason to help people". In fact, multiple characters throughout the game complain about how kind Zidane is to everybody that he meets, even towards people who reject or attack him. This carries over into Dissidia Final Fantasy.
    • Final Fantasy X has Yuna. Every summoner has to have this to some degree to go on their pilgrimage in the first place, but Yuna takes it to a whole new level; never speaking harshly to anyone, while still exhibiting a quiet, subtle strength that keeps her going even after the church of Yevon brands her and her party traitors, once the truth comes out about the nature of the Maesters. Her speech to Yunalesca breaks it down perfectly.
    • Serah Farron develops into this over the course of Final Fantasy XIII-2. At the start of the game, her main drive is to find Lightning and prove that she's alive. By mid-Episode 3, Serah has decided that saving the world should be their goal first and foremost and it becomes her main motivation (but finding Lightning is still very important to her). By the end of Episode 5, she's prepared to save the world despite the knowledge that doing so might doom her to die.
    • Firion is this in Dissidia Final Fantasy: Opera Omnia, which emphasizes his idealism rather than his Hot-Blooded aspects. When the group's potential loyalties come in doubt, Firion declares that he trusts all of the (thirty-odd) people Mog has recruited and believes he could talk any of them back to the right path. He openly expresses his admiration for his allies without embarrassment, leading Wakka to call him "pure."
  • Tales of Symphonia:
    • Lloyd eventually transforms everyone in the party (and the world) for the better. He gives corny speeches explaining that everyone has the right to live freely, and inspires comments from his circle of friends on how softhearted, kind, strong, etc. he is. Ironically, the only Dwarven vow he can't stand is number 7, "Justice and Love will always win."
    • Mithos, the legendary hero from the game's back story, was also this trope. With his three companions and a belief in The Power of Friendship, he saved the world from a magitek war. What subsequently happened to him is revealed later on in the game, and it's not pretty.
  • Shing Meteoryte from Tales of Hearts is a perfect example of this. He even goes as far as offering Creed, the Big Bad, a second chance.
  • Tales of the Abyss:
    • Ion is a soft-spoken Reasonable Authority Figure and respected as a mediator because of his 'what's best for everyone' mindset. He doesn't have a bad word for anyone no matter what they do or say.
    • Luke eventually becomes this as part of his Character Development. He shows signs of it even before he ditches his Jerkass tendencies, having numerous Pet the Dog moments and being a rare JRPG protagonist who values the life of every human enemy he's forced to fight and kill.
  • Tales of Graces:
    • Main character Asbel. He usually shows sympathy for his enemies, even managing to talk the Big Bad into a Heel–Face Turn.
    • Cheria Barnes is generally kind to others, involved in humanitarian efforts, and at one point heals a person who just tried to kill her.
  • Captain Brenner/O'Brian from Advance Wars: Days of Ruin commands the remnants of a military unit in a post-apocalyptic earth, held together by his own leadership ability and charisma, and uses it to unconditionally rescue survivors and help people. After The Plot Reaper is through with him, main character Will/Ed picks up the torch as well.
  • Sora from Kingdom Hearts, has a brave and heroic personality, meaning he will willingly risk his life even for people he barely knows. He is extremely loyal to his friends, and has been shown to have a remarkable capacity to forgive, even to his sworn enemies; when Maleficent loses control of the Heartless to Organization XIII and is overwhelmed by Dusks in order to allow Sora's group to escape, Sora is clearly concerned for her and is only stopped from helping her by being restrained by Donald. Another prominent example is when he forgives Naminé for rewriting the majority of his memories, despite the severity of her doings. Sora has even been shown to try and bring others to his side if he feels he can connect with him, such was the case with Vanitas after the latter explained the connection between himself, Sora, and Ventus. Sora tried to tell Vanitas that as his and Ventus's "brother" he should stand with the two of them instead of with darkness. He even has an Empathic Weapon that runs on The Power of Friendship.
  • Kyle Hyde of Hotel Dusk: Room 215 is something of an All-Loving Hero who never planned to be. He only goes to the titular hotel on business with his company, Red Crown, and possibly to get a lead on the man he's been pursuing for three years, Brian Bradley. It turns out that all the other patrons of the hotel all have big problems tied to the hotel, Bradley, and the art theft organization he joined, Nile, including manager Dunning Smith, pining for his kidnapped daughter; Jeff Damon, who ran away from home with money and a gun after getting sick of his father's shady legal dealings; Kevin Woodward, trying to get his head around his malpractice suit and his wife somehow (through Nile) producing the money for a settlement; Helen Parker, searching for her lost son who loved to frequent the hotel; Martin Summer, who plagiarized that son's text for a novel and led to his disappearance and others. Through the course of one night at Hotel Dusk, Kyle Hyde manages to "take out [all of their] garbage" with evidence, questioning, and occasional tough love, and give them the strength to keep working to resolve their problems. He doesn't even want to arrest the person he's looking for despite what he did, he just wants to ask him "why?".
  • Persona:
  • Talim from the Soul Series. It's most obvious when you play as her as protagonist, but in any case, she actually doesn't like violence and tries to find peaceful solutions, fights unreservedly for what's right when she has to, and can usually be counted on to help her opponent up, full of concern for their well-being, when the fight is over. It's arguably enough to make you wish the plot were a bit deeper.
    • A similar case, is Sophitia who's reason for fighting is she's on a mission from gods that almost no one else worships to protect the world from the evil Soul Edge. In the first Soulcalibur game, her words to Nightmare is "I would save you." - she knows that besides being possessed by the evil Soul Edge, he used to be Siegfried - who at this time was a barely sane Raubritter (robber knight) who had murdered his own father.
  • Yggdra Union has two. Yggdra, the titular character, becomes a wise and loving monarch over the course of the story; the main antagonist, Gulcasa, is one to his own people to the point of dying trying to save them in a really twisted and tragic way. It's questionable how pure they are, however, when it's stated and shown outright that both of them are willing to kill any innocent standing in their ways to their "justice" or rightfulness just because they're on an enemy's side.
  • Warcraft:
  • Erana from the Quest for Glory games is a powerful mage whose pure and loving influence has remained throughout the different lands even after she is gone, exuding peace and harmony, planting flowers and generally encouraging selfless good deeds. Also, she sealed away an Eldritch Abomination by sealing herself away with it, forever locked inside an icy tomb in order to ensure that the evil being never returned to the world. And you learn all this without even meeting her.
  • The Pikachu of PokéPark Wii. So cute and friendly, he unites the Pokemon with such love and friendship that it prevents a floating island from crushing their home.
  • Oror from Drakengard 2. So good, he might have been a Mary Sue-type if he hadn't been dead for three years at the beginning of the game.
  • Hijiri Byakuren, the final boss of the 12th in the Touhou series, Unidentified Fantastic Object, is identified as the "youkai Messiah", a living Buddha who preaches peaceful co-existence with humanity. Of course, you end up having to fight her anyway, because that's just how they roll in Gensokyo.
  • Staying on the extreme high end of the morality scale in most BioWare RPGs will result in the Player Character coming across as one.
    • Open Palm Spirit Monk in Jade Empire, who can get a victory by sacrificing him/herself to the Big Bad for the good of the Empire.
    • The Lightside PC of Knights of the Old Republic, most obviously in his/her interactions with Juhani on Dantooine and with Bastila on the Star Forge.
      • The Light-Side Exile in the sequel, despite the revelation about the source of their abilities.
    • Dragon Age: Origins is notable as an exception. While there are usually 'right' options (getting Zathrian to let go of his hate and release the werewolves from their curse, destroying the Anvil of the Void and allowing Caridin to depart from his doomed existence, and going out of your way to ensure that Eamon, Connor, and Isolde all survive), almost every choice is in the grey area and many seemingly 'right' decisions (backing the honest, honorable dwarven lord over the fratricidal tyrant of a Prince, helping a dwarven convert set up a Chantry in Orzammar) have far-reaching and negative consequences ( destroying dwarven civilization, setting the stage for a Chantry crusade against the dwarves).
    • One of the saddest parts of Dragon Age II is that no matter how much of a hero Hawke becomes, they still lose their family, tear Kirkwall apart twice, and set the stage for a war. And it's really not their fault at all, but they're the one that history will blame.
    • Paragon Commander Shepard becomes a legendary one in their own lifetime, and at some point in the distant future is simply known as The Shepard. During the final decision point in Mass Effect 3, one question that can be asked of the Catalyst when it gives the three options is the reassurance that regardless of the personal cost for Shepard, the Reaper War will end and the dying will stop.
  • Sera from the Digital Devil Saga. She's a Mysterious Waif in your party whose singing soothes demonic beasts.
  • Marona from Phantom Brave is a Pollyanna who believes the best in everybody. Her kindness is not repaid.
  • Fire Emblem:
    • Seliph is seen as both this and The Chosen One in Fire Emblem: Genealogy of the Holy War and Fire Emblem: Thracia 776. Being a Shy Blue Haired Humble Hero, the prospect scares him at the beginning, but he eventually lives up to it. In the backstory, the member of the Twelve Crusaders who fits the most is Blaggi the Archbishop, who not only has a Holy Weapon able to resurrect the dead (the Valkyrie Staff) but shows kindness even to the members of the Lopto Sect.
    • Lilina from Fire Emblem: The Binding Blade is always kind and compassionate, able to melt the hearts of everyone - even the brutally cynical Garret. She's especially sweet to Oujay and Gonzales, the second being an extreme Gonk who was hated by everyone.
    • From the same game as Lilina, The Hero Roy is no slouch either. Despite everything, he's always consistently optimistic, idealistic, and tries to understand everyone, no matter who they may be.
    • Nino from Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade not only managed to defrost her best friend and prospect husband Jaffar by nursing him back to health instead of killing him, but she's also unfailingly sweet and gentle to whoever she supports with, and cries when she has to face her adoptive family. The only person who doesn't get this privilege is Sonia, but well... this is Sonia we're talking about. And Nino did seek her approval until she learnt the truth about her.
    • There's one of the main characters of Blazing Blade, and Roy's father, Eliwood. He goes through incredible hardships and not only he manages to retain about 80% of his idealism, but he refuses to hate the Big Bad even after he kills his father Elbert and causes the death of his prospect love interest Ninian and constantly shows sweetness to his troupe.
    • In the backstory of Blazing Blade, the Seven Heroes of the Scourging have their own All-Loving Hero: Saint Elimine, their Magical Girl Warrior and Church Militant. She even founded both her own nation (Etruria) and her own religion (the Elimine church — which still goes strong after centuries)! To drive the point even further, Binding Blade mentions that according to her legend, Elimine never died. Once she believed her mission in life was over, she walked up to the top of a tower in the Etrurian capital of Aquleia and calmly ascended to a higher plane of existence. Said place is now known as the Tower of the Saint, and it houses her spellbook (Aureola) and her healing staff (Holy Maiden).
    • Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones gives us the almost unfailingly plucky, kind and sensible Princess Eirika of Renais. Even when her naivete sometimes gets the worst of her (like when Fomortiis in Lyon's body tricks her into giving him the Stone of Renais), Eirika keeps being sweet and gentle and willing to fight for the sake of Magvel. She also shows a spiritual side when talking to the local Badass Bookworm, Saleh, and comforts Princess L'Arachel when she gets depressed over the death of her parents when she was a little girl.
    • The aforementioned L'Arachel claims to be this and has been raised as a Church Militant, but she's more of a Love Freak. She does show genuine traits when she helps Eirika get over the Heroic BSoD caused by the Lyon/Fomortiiis incident described above, though.
    • Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn has one of its protagonists, Micaiah, the Maiden of Dawn. The storyline spends quite a bit of time exploring the trope's negative sides, as the pressure of leading her country's army no matter her personal opinion weighs heavily on her shoulder. On top of that, her enemies have an entirely different opinion of her, as they face her fanatically devoted soldiers that are ready to hold their ground no matter how hopelessly outnumbered as a result of their faith in their miraculous commander...
    • Fire Emblem Awakening gives us Emmeryn, the Exalt of Ylisse and Chrom and Lissa's older sister, who goes to the extreme of calmly walking to a cliff and throwing herself off it in front of both Chrom's troops and the Plegian armies, essentially committing suicide to stop both countries from going to war. And she succeeds, becoming a folk heroine for her bravery and selflessness.
    • And originally in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light and Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem, this is a defining trait of both Marth, The Hero, and his childhood friend/fiancee/future wife Caeda. Marth is a compassionate Prince that is willing to forgive most transgressions of the enemy. Caeda is capable to see through the heart of many enemies and win the heart of many enemies to defecting (either that, or other charms), she's also the main cause of why Talys has Ogma as one of its finest soldiers when Caeda protected him from abuses of his employer. Both Marth and Caeda are also protective of each other and to everyone in the army and insist that they all fight together as one, and no one gets left behind.
    • In Fire Emblem Fates, the Avatar loves his/her siblings in both sides but is forced to choose a side. This leads to the third route where the Avatar decides not to side with either of them and reunite both Nohr and Hoshido siblings to fight against a larger threat, Anankos.
    • The Avatar Corrin's little sisters from both sides (Sakura and Elise) are very kind-hearted with unlimited love and compassion who wants to bring the best qualities from everyone regardless if they are Nohrian or Hoshidan.
  • StarCraft: Tassadar who has ascended to this by the Protoss. Both figuratively and literally.
  • Aura from the .hack conglomerate.
  • Horrifically deconstructed with Sophia Lamb, the Big Bad of BioShock 2; she has the attitude and the philosophy of "love everyone equally", and she sincerely does. But that "love" manifests as total apathy; she empathizes with all equally by simply not empathizing at all with anyone, regarding free will and independent thought as not only meaningless but an active danger to her idea of the "Greater Good".
  • The eponymous grotesque but kind-hearted Non-Ironic Clown in Dropsy. He's utterly trusting of everyone and everything he meets, apparently unable to even conceive of malice. No matter how creepy, intimidating, or strange someone is, Dropsy only wants to be their friend and see them happy. There's a dedicated "hug" button for a reason.
  • Papyrus of Undertale is a well-meaning, heroic character, never mind that he's trying to capture you. He's friendly and compassionate to everyone (even though the Annoying Dog, well, annoys him) and he really doesn't have any inclination towards nastiness even to a player in a Genocide run, quite the opposite in fact: he tries to be kind to them, figuring that they must need it. Also, depending on how you play, the protagonist may be this too and in their true identity of Frisk, they really are, while showing the game's White and Grey Morality nature.
  • King Arthur of Guenevere is kind and forgiving to a fault - often pardoning his enemies even when it's all but certain that it will come back to haunt him.
  • Alonai from Nexus Clash is the personification of love, loyalty, and innocence and the patron of all those who heal. She is The Heart to the wider angelic alliance, who would easily devolve into Knight Templar territory without her guiding influence.
  • Catie from BoxxyQuest: The Gathering Storm is caring and respectful to everyone she meets, and is one of the few people on the Internet not to show any kind of site-based prejudice whatsoever. She’s also the only one who sees the good in Arianna, and tries to understand her motives, instead of just assuming she’s in it For the Evulz like everyone else. It's finally revealed that being all-loving is in Catie's nature as the “good half” of Virtua. All of her hatred was removed when Legion came into being.
  • In Witch's Wish, Vicky's main motivation to become a witch is so she can help people, including her grandmother. The main goal of the game is to help the town.
  • You could count the number of people that Mega Man and his descendant X really, truly hate between them on one hand. X in particular ended up fighting a thankless, futile war to create peace between humans and reploids for hundreds of years, persisting even after his death as a cyber-elf to continue his work. His ideals are so strong that even the normally cynical and jaded Zero trusts in him that human-reploid peace is something worth fighting for and eventually helps to finally bring it about for him.
  • Apparently, the Builder's status as a Person of Mass Construction in Dragon Quest Builders 2 includes the ability to easily build bonds with others. Animals will follow and be tamed with just a pat on the head. Monsters will follow even after they just got the stuffing kicked out of them just in exchange for some monster munchies. Cult leaders will drop their belief system and follow after just a short conversation. Villagers will leave their homes to follow anywhere even putting their lives at risk and leave as soon as they're told to. The God of Destruction himself is their BFF. Is there anyone that can't be swayed by the Builder?
  • Alto in Stella Glow has this as a defining aspect of his personality. He cares for complete strangers, always tries to talk things out before resorting to violence and even eventually accepts and forgives Hilda after everything she's done instead of killing her on the spot. In the true ending, this extends to helping Eve, the embodiment of humanity's despair, and easing her sorrow so she doesn't want to destroy humanity.

    Visual Novels 
  • CLANNAD series has got a lot of characters who can be classified as such, including:
    • Nagisa Furukawa fulfills this role, especially in the original game and the movie. She gets it from her mother Sanae, who seems to support emotionally almost everyone who has problems.
    • Kotomi is another example. She doesn't seem to hate anyone, especially after she gets rid of her fears.
  • Fate/stay night: Emiya Shirou can only feel happy by seeing or making other people happy. This is actually presented as a character flaw: Shirou places no value on his own life except insofar as his life can benefit others, he cannot live for his own sake, and his desire to protect and save absolutely everyone often brings him more grief than happiness, and in at least one timeline he winds up a Broken Hero whose greatest desire is to kill himself.
  • Yuichi Aizawa and Ayu Tsukimiya from Kanon. The former goes out of his way to help the girls he befriends with their problems, and the latter is the one who gives everyone a chance to live happily (aside from Makoto, who is already dead, but implied to have been reborn as the fox she used to be).
  • Dies Irae:
    • The girl of the guillotine, Marie, remains an ever-present source of love due to her desire to just be able to embrace everyone around her, something she had been denied of for her entire life due to the guillotines curse. This goes on to the point that she ascends to godhood and becomes known as the omnibenevolent goddess, someone who embraces everyone and gives them all a second chance regardless of what kind of person they happen to be.
    • An unusual example with Reinhard. Unusual in that he is the Big Bad yet still remaining all loving to all. However, he also has a case of Blue and Orange Morality as he sees love and destruction as the same thing.
      Reinhard: My love shall take the form of destruction. I shall ravage so I can cherish. I adore the weak that bow before me, as well as the defeated that bend their knees. My love expands to the vassals that rebel, and those that mean me harm. I love all and everything. And so shall I lay waste to everything before me.
  • Ami, the protagonist's adorable little cousin from Spirit Hunter: NG, is shown to be incredibly nice and forgiving towards others. She's quick to befriend Maruhashi despite his scary appearance, and even shows concern for the driver of a car that nearly killed her.

    Web Animation 
  • RWBY: In the Remnant fairytale of the Story of the Seasons, an old reclusive wizard is helped to come out of his shell by four sisters, improving his life for the better. When the Old Wizard asks them what made him so special that they'd go out of their way to help him, they tell him he's not special at all: he was a person in need of help, so they helped him, as they help every single person they come across. He is so impressed with their compassion, he gives them the gift of his magical powers so that the sisters can use them to help humanity.
  • Dreamscape: Ahjeen is a very nice guy who wants to make friends with everybody.

  • Acheron/Kayn'dar in Inverloch. The story is too short to let this trait really bloom, but the signs are all there. He insists on being polite to everyone and trusting everyone until proven otherwise, even the thief who tried to steal from him, and that is despite being raised as the Proud Warrior Race Guy and experiencing Fantastic Racism all the time. The resolution of the Happy Ending doesn't hurt too.
  • Brian from Think Before You Think is an example. He goes out of his way to save a girl he just met from suicide, and he is just generally nice to everyone he encounters.
  • Rachael from Guilded Age takes this as a mantra and mission statement, vowing to "Love everyone equally." She's later forced to admit this is impossible (Scipio pointed out that this would mean she'd love her enemies just as much her True Companions) and that coming up with that "philosophy" was basically a panic move in the face of a Relationship Upgrade with E-Merl.
  • Lily Belrose from Phoenix Flair really, really wants to help people.
  • John Egbert from Homestuck. He not only treats his various friends and allies incredibly well but also constantly tries to make friends with his enemies and the Trolls (who initially start out insulting and annoying the Kids rather than helping them). He almost never starts a fight and is intensely trusting of others; indeed the only two characters he's genuinely antagonistic towards are Bec Noir and Lord English, two of the three most evil characters in the comic. At first this is deconstructed by showing how naïve and easily tricked he is (we're shown an alternate timeline where Terezi somehow convinced him it was a good idea to attack a boss five times more powerful than him which predictably led to his death) but it's later reconstructed as these very traits allow him to help, support, and lead his allies and friends.
    • Jade Harley also qualifies, despite having a considerably shorter fuse than John. She actually forgave abovementioned Bec for killing one of her best friends and didn't blame the Tavros for killing her grandfather, due to misunderstanding. In fact, she spends most of the "Collide" trying to stop a fight between Bec and PM, using the fact, that both of them can't kill her, due to her pet dog's consciousness inside their minds.
  • Fenic from Goodbye to Halos is this. She openly asks "Is it weird if I want to love everyone?"
  • In El Goonish Shive, "good" Tom seems to be this. According to Word of God: he isn't the least bit manipulative, his extracurricular school activities all benefit society and raise awareness in some way, he's rescued at least three puppies from various situations, he will never judge you, he will always listen, and he's just an all around good guy.

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    Western Animation 
  • Aang from Avatar: The Last Airbender. He just wants to befriend everyone and takes his role as peacekeeper very seriously, being one of the few people who are willing to give the Fire Nation a chance to redeem themselves.
  • The Legend of Korra:
    • This trait and the desire to help everyone in need are qualities that all avatars eventually learn. Avatar Wan, however, wasn't raised this way — it's just who he is as an adult.
    • Korra becomes an All-Loving Hero with time, learning to empathize with even her enemies.
  • Futurama has Fry and Zoidberg who, despite their habit of being kind of incompetent, are good-natured and very loyal fellows. Zoidberg is willing to give up his own happiness to help others, and will happily help out folks like Hermes even if they make it clear that they just don't like him (as seen in "The Six-Million Dollar Mon").
  • In God, the Devil and Bob, Bob spends most of one episode thinking that he's immortal because he's God's "special guy". In the end, God tells him everyone is his "special guy".
  • Mabel of Gravity Falls plays this trope straight, whereas her twin brother Dipper downplays it. She holds no ill will towards Pacifica even though she's a jerk to her, and tries being nice to her in return (especially shown in "The Golf War"). In general, she claims she doesn't need revenge to prove anything, she's nice and friendly to everyone and on her parties, everyone is invited!
  • Arnold of Hey Arnold!. He's a good-natured kid who's Wise Beyond Their Years to the point where adults seek him for advice. If one of his classmates have a problem he is more than willing to help, and if an episode's protagonist gets laughed at for something by everyone, he's usually the only kid not laughing. Really, he's the sweetest, the most innocent and nicest guy on the show. He even constantly endures Helga's bullying, no matter how bad it is. His kindness is also the reason she's secretly obsessed with him in the first place (which isn't really that surprising, actually.)
  • Jimmy Two-Shoes, similar to Pinkie Pie above, is on good terms with just about everyone in Miseryville and is able to bring out the best in even the evilest of people, like Heloise. The only person who he can't get to like him is Lucius, and certainly not for lack of trying.
  • Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts: Kipo Oak's first instinct in any situation is to try and make friends, even with people who clearly want her dead.
  • This applies to pretty much any good character from the original My Little Pony, pony, human, or otherwise.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic:
    • Pinkie Pie wants to be friends with everyone. If they hate her at first, she won't stop trying to get them to like her. All she wants is to make you smile!note 
    • Fluttershy acts like this as well, mainly towards animals but she does end up getting Discord to do a Heel–Face Turn because of her kindness.note 
    • Twilight Sparkle is more cynical and grouchy than the norm, but fills this role in the places that countnote , more-so than Fluttershy and Pinkie Pie. She's the wielder of the Element of Magic (aka Friendship), in the two-parter episode, "The Return Of Harmony", she is the only one who didn't get Hate Plagued by Discord (though she did succumb to his spell eventually, and Fluttershy had to be forcibly infected), and in "A Canterlot Wedding", is able to see through the fake Cadance because she knew the real Cadance so well.
    • Celestia also deserves mention for having a 100% Adoration Rating, by sheer virtue of being kind to everypony. Just don't push it, as she has a breaking point and will throw somepony into Tartarus or exile them with a curse if that's what it takes to protect her subjects from them.
    • Spike likes everyone. Not everypony, but everyONE. He invited Discord to he and Big Mac's event purely because he felt bad that the guy's only friend was leaving for a bit and has since gone on to be one of Discord's few genuine friends outside of Fluttershy, and he had zero hesitation about trusting and befriending the changeling Thorax, an act that led to saving Equestria via a species-wide Heel–Face Turn.
  • Ready Jet Go!: Jet, being new to Earth, loves everything about it, and is nice to everyone, including Mitchell Peterson, who bullies him and is out to expose his alien identity.
  • South Park:
    • Leopold "Butters" Stotch. In a world known for Idiotic Sociopaths, Cynical Anti Heroes, and Villain Protagonists. Butters gets to serve as the most enduring Nice Guy in the series helping and saving the people he cares for and even people who hate him and want him to suffer.
    • Gary Harrison. Despite being just a One-Shot Character, he is probably the nicest character in the entire series, able to forgive teasing and even threats, and see the good side to everything.
  • Peri of Spliced. He is always quick to forgive Entrée for the abuse his supposed best friend heaps upon him, no matter how awful, respects Joe and considers him a "great guy" even though Joe is constantly punishing him for the chaos he causes and is the only person on the island who doesn't hate or fear the show's Big Bad, Mister Smarty Smarts. He has even tried to befriend the Wunny Sharbit, a being which ordinarily terrifies everyone, and with good reason-and it worked. For a few minutes at least.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants. Sure, he may be found annoying due to his limited comprehension of people's personal space (especially Squidward's), but there's absolutely no malicious intents in his actions. He's very friendly towards everyone, helpful, very optimistic (partly due to his naïvete) and wants nothing but everyone to be happy. There's a reason why the townsfolk prefer him over Squidward and Mr. Krabs.
  • Steven Universe:
    • Steven himself, who apparently inherited it from his mother, Rose Quartz, aka Pink Diamond. It is often this quality that makes the difference in the Crytal Gems' battles, as it has allowed Steven to befriend Gems, such as Lapis Lazuli or Peridot, that might otherwise have been foes. He's also been shown to empathize with the monstrous corrupted Gems that are often the Monster of the Week. He has a hard time dealing with instances when his all-loving nature was not enough to resolve a conflict, such as the final episodes of season three where Steven saw his help refused or had to fight in self-defense. The sole exception being Kevin, who is so unrepentantly disrespectful towards everyone that he is the only person, Gem or human, who Steven outright hates.
    • Steven's father Greg is a minor example: Greg is unwilling to genuinely hold a grudge against anyone and doesn't like the idea of Steven hating anyone, to the point where he treats "hate" like a curse word.
  • Total Drama:
    • Lindsay is immensely nice to everyone she meets, even Heather, though that changes after her Break the Cutie moment in "That's Off The Chain".
    • Dawn is kind and empathetic to everyone due to her Aura Vision and tries to find the good in everyone, even Scott. However, she makes an exception with him when she finds out his true nature.
    • Ella cannot bring herself to do anything even remotely violent or cruel and is thus mortified when she's tasked with delivering a mild electric shock to the opposite team for a challenge.
  • Wander, the hero of Wander over Yonder is a textbook example. His best friend and steed Sylvia is a little harder-nosed.
  • Spoofed on Uncle Grandpa with The Dirtbag, a slovenly, sleazy-looking old man... who, despite his questionable hygiene and appearance, is a poetic soul with nothing but love and kindness for everyone and everything in his heart.
  • The title character of Camp Lazlo is friendly and polite to everyone in the show, often promoting peace and love among his fellow scouts. He sees the Squirrel Scouts as friends even though they generally look down on the Bean Scouts and he does the same to Jerkasses like Lumpus and Edward who openly loathe him. Lazlo even displays the same kind of cheer to dangerous animals, unsafe objects, and places as poorly-run as Camp Kidney.
  • Kaeloo: The perpetually cheerful Kaeloo, who sees everyone as her friend (including people who find her incredibly annoying) and will forgive almost anything, and will even make it a point to be nice to non-living things.
  • Batman: The Animated Series: This version of Batman is like this, which is surprising given his usual characterization. In addition to his Thou Shall Not Kill rule, he pretty much always at least tries to Save the Villain, and often shows compassion towards the more sympathetic criminals (such as trying to catch Harley Quinn without hurting her when he realizes she's just scared and confused, or offering to pay for Harvey Dent's plastic surgery, or trying to find a cure for Clayface's condition.)
  • Transformers: No matter the version, one of Optimus Prime's most defining elements is his profound compassion and respect for all living things.

    Real Life 
  • Anne Frank. Her quote is also the page quote for Rousseau Was Right.
    "In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart."
  • Fred Rogers, as well as a Friend to All Children. So much so that he would call you one, as well.
    "I would like to tell you what I often told you when you were much younger. I like you just the way you are. And what’s more, I’m so grateful to you for helping the children in your life to know that you’ll do everything you can to keep them safe. And to help them express their feelings in ways that will bring healing in many different neighborhoods. It's such a good feeling to know that we’re lifelong friends."
  • Carl Sagan
    "Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another."
  • Martin Luther King Jr., who frequently invoked the concept of agape in his speeches.
    "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend."
  • Luther Burbank. A botanist who helped create new plants soley for the benfit of humankind. While he hated religion and didn't believe in an afterlife, he still outright stated that he loved everybody.

Alternative Title(s): All Loving Heroine


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