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9th Apr '16 10:37:03 AM JJIncognitus
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* The final showdown between Neo and Agent Smith at the climax of ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''. (Of course, that was because Smith made it rain. Smith loves the rain.) By the way, very few people know that this is an homage to the [[KoreanMovies South Korean Movie]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowhere_to_Hide_(1999_film) 'Nowhere to Hide'(1999)]]'s finale, where the cop and the murderer fights in the rain.

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* The Pictured above, the final showdown between Neo and Agent Smith at the climax of ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions''. (Of course, that was because Smith made it rain. Smith loves the rain.) By the way, very few people know that this is an homage to the [[KoreanMovies South Korean Movie]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowhere_to_Hide_(1999_film) 'Nowhere to Hide'(1999)]]'s finale, where the cop and the murderer fights in the rain.
8th Apr '16 12:52:26 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/MinecraftStoryMode'': How Jesse and Aiden face off at the end of Episode 5. [[spoiler: Jesse can then arrest him, ignore him, or kick him off the platform.]]
2nd Apr '16 10:22:58 AM TedEldritch
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* ''VideoGame/Bloodborne'': The battle against the [[spoiler:Orphan of Kos]], the final boss of the Old Hunters DLC, takes place on a rainy coastline. Fittingly the boss itself has the ability to call down lightning strikes to attack the player, and the rain stops as the battle ends.

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* ''VideoGame/Bloodborne'': ''[[VideoGame/BloodBorne Bloodborne]]'': The battle against the [[spoiler:Orphan of Kos]], the final boss of the Old Hunters DLC, takes place on a rainy coastline. Fittingly the boss itself has the ability to call down lightning strikes to attack the player, and the rain stops as the battle ends.
2nd Apr '16 10:19:29 AM TedEldritch
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* ''VideoGame/Bloodborne'': The battle against the [[spoiler:Orphan of Kos]], the final boss of the Old Hunters DLC, takes place on a rainy coastline. Fittingly the boss itself has the ability to call down lightning strikes to attack the player, and the rain stops as the battle ends.
30th Mar '16 11:25:06 AM erttheking
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** Aside from thematic purposes, the rain also has the purpose of keeping Roy from ending the fight [[StoryBreakerPower in three seconds with his Fire Alchemist abilities]] [[WeaksauceWeakness as he cannot use them when his gloves are wet.]]
21st Mar '16 7:15:12 PM merotoker
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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', when [[BadAss Norman]] finds and has a battle with his son, [[TheRunaway Ruby]]. The rain actually does affect the battle, as Zuzu (Ruby's Marshtomp) uses mud for his attacks and is strengthened as well. The battle (sort of) ended as a draw as both father and son nearly end up killed in it.

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* In ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'', ''Manga/PokemonAdventures'', when [[BadAss Norman]] finds and has a battle with his son, [[TheRunaway Ruby]]. The rain actually does affect the battle, as Zuzu (Ruby's Marshtomp) uses mud for his attacks and is strengthened as well. The battle (sort of) ended as a draw as both father and son nearly end up killed in it.



* This allows Seaman to use his powers against Kuwabara and friends in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''

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* This allows Seaman to use his powers against Kuwabara and friends in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.



* The 2003 German film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Miracle_of_Bern Das Wunder von Bern]]'' (''The Miracle of Berne'') tells the story of the West German team that won the UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup in 1954. The win against the greatly favoured Hungarians (at that point it had been four years since their last defeat) would probably not have happened if not for the heavy rain on the day of the final (and the newly developed screw-in spikes on the German team's boots).

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* The 2003 German film ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Miracle_of_Bern Das Wunder von Bern]]'' (''The Miracle of Berne'') tells the story of the West German team that won the UsefulNotes/TheWorldCup in 1954. The win against the greatly favoured Hungarians (at that point it had been four years since their last defeat) would probably not have happened if not for the heavy rain on the day of the final (and the newly developed screw-in spikes on the German team's boots).



* The only memorable part of the Creator/RogerZelazny collaboration novel ''The Mask of Loki''(?) is a do-over of the Battle of Hattin. The Army of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, having trapped itself in a waterless valley, is surrounded by Saladin's much more numerous army. The Saracens close in and overheated, dehydrated Crusaders start to drop as they did in reality. Then, by manipulation of some sort (Science? Magic?), it clouds up and starts to rain. Revitalized,the Frankish army wins the day, or at least survives -- as it did not in reality.

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* The only memorable part of the Creator/RogerZelazny collaboration novel ''The Mask of Loki''(?) is a do-over of the Battle of Hattin. The Army of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, having trapped itself in a waterless valley, is surrounded by Saladin's much more numerous army. The Saracens close in and overheated, dehydrated Crusaders start to drop as they did in reality. Then, by manipulation of some sort (Science? Magic?), it clouds up and starts to rain. Revitalized,the Revitalized, the Frankish army wins the day, or at least survives -- as it did not in reality.



* The breakout from Efrafa in ''Literature/WatershipDown''. The sudden downpour provides a usesful distraction at a crucial moment, though General Woundwort's more disciplined rabbits are able to cope better with the storm.

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* The breakout from Efrafa in ''Literature/WatershipDown''. The sudden downpour provides a usesful useful distraction at a crucial moment, though General Woundwort's more disciplined rabbits are able to cope better with the storm.



** Also, in the climax of ''[[WarriorCatsTheOriginalSeries Into The Wild]]'', the final battle takes place in the midst of a massive storm.

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** Also, in the climax of ''[[WarriorCatsTheOriginalSeries ''[[Literature/WarriorCatsTheOriginalSeries Into The Wild]]'', the final battle takes place in the midst of a massive storm.



* The boss of Storm Hill in Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat. On the way there, Donkey Kong can summon lightning bolts by {{thunder clap}}ping when the ninja monkeys raise their swords in the air.

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* The boss of Storm Hill in Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat.''Videogame/DonkeyKongJungleBeat''. On the way there, Donkey Kong can summon lightning bolts by {{thunder clap}}ping when the ninja monkeys raise their swords in the air.



* In the VideoGame/{{Mario}} fangame ''VideoGame/MarioTheMusicBox'', this gets mixed with RooftopConfrontation when [[TheHero Mario]] faces[[spoiler: [[BigBad Alice]]]] for the last time in the "[[spoiler:Omitted Memory]]" ending route. Somewhat enforced/justified in that Mario mentioned that it always rains in the area.

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* In the VideoGame/{{Mario}} [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] fangame ''VideoGame/MarioTheMusicBox'', this gets mixed with RooftopConfrontation when [[TheHero Mario]] faces[[spoiler: [[BigBad Alice]]]] for the last time in the "[[spoiler:Omitted Memory]]" ending route. Somewhat enforced/justified in that Mario mentioned that it always rains in the area.
16th Mar '16 3:10:38 PM ObsidianFire
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* Played for laughs in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. In one quest, you have to influence the outcome of a war between the hippies and the frat boys. If you [[GuideDangit manipulate the battle correctly,]] you can force a confrontation between The Man, the Frat boy's leader, and Mr. Wisniewski, leader of the hippies. In the dialogue that follows, The Man [[GenreSavvy remarks that the weather isn't quite right for a final stand-off,]] and Wisniewski will have a Hippie Shaman summon a rain storm.

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* Played for laughs in ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing''. In one quest, you have to influence the outcome of a war between the hippies and the frat boys. If you [[GuideDangit manipulate the battle correctly,]] you can force a confrontation between The Man, the Frat boy's leader, and Mr. Wisniewski, leader of the hippies. In the dialogue that follows, The Man [[GenreSavvy GenreSavvy remarks that the weather isn't quite right for a final stand-off,]] stand-off, and Wisniewski will have a Hippie Shaman summon a rain storm.
12th Mar '16 10:03:54 AM MAI742
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* Obviously, it has rained during fights and battles at many times in history. Unlike in fiction, however, it ''has'' affected the participants, especially because rain can screw up equipment, turn the landscape to mud and generally annoy people. Parts of the Somme and the Passchendaele campaign in the First World War are among the best known, most horrific examples.
** The great tragedy of Passchendaele was not the muddy parts; it was that the middle part of this months-long slugfest was fought on ''dry'' ground and [[HopeSpot the British were well on their way to winning]] when the sky opened up and the horrors restarted. Popular culture focuses on what a ghastly thing it was for the British infantryman, but even one account from the other side describes the German experience in terms of "martyrdom".

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* Obviously, it has rained during fights and battles at many times in history. Unlike in fiction, however, it ''has'' affected the participants, especially because rain can screw up equipment, turn the landscape to mud and generally annoy people. Parts of the Somme and the Passchendaele campaign in campaigns of 1916 and 1917 are the First World War are among the best known, most horrific best-known English-language examples.
** The great tragedy of Passchendaele was not the muddy parts; it was that the middle part of this months-long slugfest was fought on ''dry'' ground and [[HopeSpot the last time British were well on Commonwealth forces ''ever'' tried to fight through the ''Rasputista'' (Europe's muddy periods just before the ground freezes in autum-winter and right after it thaws in winter-spring) or anything even remotely likely it (like the Burman Monsoon season). That they tried in the first place was a testament to their way to winning]] when desperation, optimism, and faith in the sky opened up and the horrors restarted. power of motor transport to substitute for rail supply (tellingly, British motor transport was stricly forbidden from operating in similarly ghastly conditions ever again). Popular culture focuses on what a ghastly thing it was for the British Australian, British, and Canadian infantryman, but even one account from the other side describes the German experience in terms of "martyrdom"."martyrdom" and the toll on the horses of both sides was simply frightful.
* Trench-foot and thrush are inevitable in prolonged wet-condition combat. Do ''not'' look up images thereof unless possessed of a strong stomach.
23rd Feb '16 6:19:28 PM Monolaf317
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* In the VideoGame/{{Mario}} fangame ''VideoGame/MarioTheMusicBox'', this gets mixed with RooftopConfrontation when [[TheHero Mario]] faces[[spoiler: [[BigBad Alice]]]] for the last time in the "[[spoiler:Omitted Memory]]" ending route. Somewhat enforced/justified in that Mario mentioned that it always rains in the area.
15th Feb '16 7:16:01 PM sidhe3141
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* In Literature/SPQR, Decius once fights a duel in the rain against the VillainOfTheWeek. The two of them agree to start on the next thunderclap.
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