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22nd Sep '17 5:45:59 PM AuraXtreme
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* The secret ending to ''VideoGame/{{Kingdom Hearts|I}}'' features Riku and Roxas fighting Heartless/each other in the rain. Because the scene was so epic, it was remade in full for ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', and was playable in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2''.

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* The secret ending to ''VideoGame/{{Kingdom Hearts|I}}'' features Riku and Roxas fighting Heartless/each other in the rain. Because the scene was so epic, it was remade in full for ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'', and was playable in ''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2''.''VideoGame/KingdomHearts358DaysOver2'', but the rain only appears for one brief scene in the latter.
16th Sep '17 11:11:07 PM CerotechOmega
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* In ''Metroid Prime'', the entire Tallon Overworld is always covered in rain, resulting in many mini-battles in the rain in addition to the rain during the Ridley fight at the Artifact Temple.

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* In ''Metroid Prime'', the entire Tallon Overworld is always covered in rain, resulting in many mini-battles in the rain in addition to the rain during the ** ''VideoGame/MetroidSamusReturns'' [[spoiler:has its final battle against Ridley fight at the Artifact Temple.in a thunderstorm right next to your ship.]]
16th Sep '17 2:36:53 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Disney/RobinHood'', an infuriated Friar Tuck shoves the Sheriff of Nottingham out of the church and into the rain and the courtyard, where they fight with swords. Friar Tuck almost gets the upper hand against the Sheriff, but he doesn't expect a vulture to fly behind him and incapacitate him with his own hood.
* The fight between the Beast and Gaston at the end of the [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney version]] of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
* Disney's ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' has the final battle in a rainstorm, to the point where Basil and Ratigan can hardly be seen clearly.
* The fight between the Pridelanders and Outsiders in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''.
* In ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', after Herc has seemingly defeated the Hydra by cutting off its head, it starts to rain...and the Hydra grows ''three'' new heads. When Hercules beats it for real, the sun comes back out.
* The TyrannosaurusRex/Stegosaurus battle from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''.

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* Creator/{{Disney}} likes this one:
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In ''Disney/RobinHood'', an infuriated Friar Tuck shoves the Sheriff of Nottingham out of the church and into the rain and the courtyard, where they fight with swords. Friar Tuck almost gets the upper hand against the Sheriff, but he doesn't expect a vulture to fly behind him and incapacitate him with his own hood.
* ** The fight between the Beast and Gaston at the end of the [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney version]] of ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.
* ** Disney's ''Disney/TheGreatMouseDetective'' has the final battle in a rainstorm, to the point where Basil and Ratigan can hardly be seen clearly.
* ** The fight between the Pridelanders and Outsiders in ''Disney/TheLionKingIISimbasPride''.
* ** In ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', after Herc has seemingly defeated the Hydra by cutting off its head, it starts to rain...and the Hydra grows ''three'' new heads. When Hercules beats it for real, the sun comes back out.
* ** The TyrannosaurusRex/Stegosaurus battle from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''.
16th Sep '17 2:36:04 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', after Herc has seemingly defeated the Hydra by cutting off its head, it starts to rain...and the Hydra grows ''three'' new heads.

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* In ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', after Herc has seemingly defeated the Hydra by cutting off its head, it starts to rain...and the Hydra grows ''three'' new heads. When Hercules beats it for real, the sun comes back out.
* The TyrannosaurusRex/Stegosaurus battle from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''.



* The TyrannosaurusRex/Stegosaurus battle from ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''.
16th Sep '17 2:33:29 PM nighttrainfm
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* In ''Disney/RobinHood'', an infuriated Friar Tuck shoves the Sheriff of Nottingham out of the church and into the rain and the courtyard, where they fight with swords. Friar Tuck almost gets the upper hand against the Sheriff, but he doesn't expect a vulture to fly behind him and incapacitate him with his own hood.



* Subverted in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'': Cloud and Sephiroth are having their massive stare down before their epic battle on a particularly sunny afternoon. What does Sephiroth do? Summons heavy thunderstorm clouds that envelope the sky to signify that it's time to fight.
** And still no rain. In fact, it doesn't rain until after he's beaten, and it's because he was holding back Great Gospel.

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* In ''Disney/{{Hercules}}'', after Herc has seemingly defeated the Hydra by cutting off its head, it starts to rain...and the Hydra grows ''three'' new heads.
* Subverted in ''Anime/FinalFantasyVIIAdventChildren'': Cloud and Sephiroth are having their massive stare down before their epic battle on a particularly sunny afternoon. What does Sephiroth do? Summons heavy thunderstorm clouds that envelope the sky to signify that it's time to fight.
** And still
fight - but there's no rain. In fact, it doesn't rain actual ''rain'' until after he's beaten, and it's because he was holding back Great Gospel.



* In ''Disney/RobinHood'', an infuriated Friar Tuck shoves the Sheriff of Nottingham out of the church and into the rain and the courtyard, where they fight with swords. Friar Tuck almost gets the upper hand against the Sheriff, but he doesn't expect a vulture to fly behind him and incapacitate him with his own hood.
1st Aug '17 7:36:21 PM Abodos
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** Link and Prince Sidon's battle against Divine Beast Vah Ruta in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' takes place in the rain because Vah Ruta itself is using its water-generating powers to create a PerpetualStorm. In the backstory, [[spoiler:Link's battle against the Guardians in the Ash Swamp, in which he lost his life, took place in the rain]].

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** Link and Prince Sidon's battle against Divine Beast Vah Ruta in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' takes place in the rain because Vah Ruta itself is using its water-generating powers to create a PerpetualStorm. In the backstory, [[spoiler:Link's battle against the Guardians in the Ash Swamp, in which he lost his life, also took place in the rain]].
1st Aug '17 7:35:32 PM Abodos
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** Link and Prince Sidon's battle against Divine Beast Vah Ruta in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' takes place in the rain because Vah Ruta itself is using its water-generating powers to create a PerpetualStorm. In the backstory, [[spoiler:Link's battle against the Guardians in the Ash Swamp, in which he lost his life, took place in the rain]].
25th Jul '17 8:30:11 PM merotoker
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** Combined with GreyRainOfDepression during the second half of Rinne and Fuka's battle in episode 10 of ''Anime/VividStrike''. Appropriately, said episode is titled "Rain".

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** Combined with GreyRainOfDepression GrayRainOfDepression during the second half of Rinne and Fuka's battle in episode 10 of ''Anime/VividStrike''. Appropriately, said episode is titled "Rain".



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

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* This allows Seaman assists Seaman, who has the ability to use create monsters by mixing his powers blood with water, in his fight against Kuwabara and friends in ''Manga/YuYuHakusho''.



* Will Eisner loved this trope and would frequently have ''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' duking it out with the Octopus in the rain. Creator/ECComics editor Harvey Kurtzman coined the phrase "Eisenspritz" to describe the perpetual rains that tend to accompany the Spirit's battles.

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* Will Eisner Creator/WillEisner loved this trope and would frequently have ''ComicBook/TheSpirit'' duking it out with the Octopus in the rain. Creator/ECComics editor Harvey Kurtzman coined the phrase "Eisenspritz" to describe the perpetual rains that tend to accompany the Spirit's battles.



* While ''Seven Samurai'' is undoubtedly the TropeMaker, this trope is at least as old as Creator/OrsonWelles film ''Film/JourneyIntoFear'', where the final shootout takes place in the pouring rain as Haki, Graham, Muller, and Banat chase each other around the ledges of the building.

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* While ''Seven Samurai'' is undoubtedly the TropeMaker, {{Trope Maker|s}}, this trope is at least as old as Creator/OrsonWelles film ''Film/JourneyIntoFear'', where the final shootout takes place in the pouring rain as Haki, Graham, Muller, and Banat chase each other around the ledges of the building.



* The Battle of Agincourt in Kenneth Branagh's version of Shakespeare's ''HenryV''.
** Which, to be fair, actually was fought in the rain.
** And, unlike most of the battles here, the rain turns the battlefield into a muddy slaughterhouse -- again, this is historically accurate.

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* The Battle of Agincourt in Kenneth Branagh's Creator/KennethBranagh's version of Shakespeare's ''HenryV''.
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''HenryV''. Which, to be fair, actually was fought in the rain.
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rain. And, unlike most of the battles here, the rain turns the battlefield into a muddy slaughterhouse -- again, this is historically accurate.



* ''Film/TheLastSamurai''. Nathan Algren vs Ujio the Kendo Sensei turns out like this early in the film but it's only played for drama and to showcase Algren's [[HeroicSpirit will to keep fighting]]. [[{{Irony}} Ironic]] considering the final battle is fought while it's bright and sunny with only a few clouds in the sky.

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* ''Film/TheLastSamurai''. Nathan Algren vs Ujio the Kendo Sensei turns out like this early in the film but it's only played for drama and to showcase Algren's [[HeroicSpirit will to keep fighting]]. [[{{Irony}} Ironic]] {{Iron|y}}ic considering the final battle is fought while it's bright and sunny with only a few clouds in the sky.



* In ''Film/SuicideSquad'', the Squad's final battle with BigBad [[spoiler: the Enchantress]] takes place in the rain, as her [[spoiler: magic spell]] is creating a massive storm to wipe out mankind.

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* In ''Film/SuicideSquad'', ''Film/{{Suicide Squad|2016}}'', the Squad's final battle with BigBad [[spoiler: the Enchantress]] takes place in the rain, as her [[spoiler: magic spell]] is creating a massive storm to wipe out mankind.



* {{Discussed}} by one of Lon Nolan's instructors in the ''Literature/DirigentMercenaryCorps'' series. He states that battles actually ''cause'' it to rain: all the smoke from gun propellant and explosives changes the weather locally.

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* {{Discussed}} {{Discussed|Trope}} by one of Lon Nolan's instructors in the ''Literature/DirigentMercenaryCorps'' series. He states that battles actually ''cause'' it to rain: all the smoke from gun propellant and explosives changes the weather locally.



* Ethan and Jack's fight in the ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues".

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* ''Series/{{Lost}}''
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Ethan and Jack's fight in the ''Series/{{Lost}}'' episode "All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues".



** The Global Freeze during the prologue of ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' is essentially a large scale version of this, as one Kamen Rider, along with an army of [[RobotBuddy Shift Cars ]] take on a horde of rampaging android-like creatures named Roidmudes.

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** The Global Freeze during the prologue of ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' is essentially a large scale version of this, as one Kamen Rider, along with an army of [[RobotBuddy Shift Cars ]] Cars]] take on a horde of rampaging android-like creatures named Roidmudes.



* In Kenneth Branagh's 2013 production of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', the opening battle is fought in the rain, provided in the theatre by a sprinkler system over a portion of the stage covered in dirt. This results in the characters walking in mud for half the play.

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* In Kenneth Branagh's Creator/KennethBranagh's 2013 production of ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', the opening battle is fought in the rain, provided in the theatre by a sprinkler system over a portion of the stage covered in dirt. This results in the characters walking in mud for half the play.



** A few routes in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' and ''Videogame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' (Platinum included)always have rain present as well. Also seen in parts of Unova.

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** A few routes in ''VideoGame/PokemonRubyAndSapphire'' and ''Videogame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl'' (Platinum included)always included) always have rain present as well. Also seen in parts of Unova.



* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': The Zoe vs. Oasis vs. Kusari fight at the end of "Fire And Rain". Approriately enough, it's easily the most serious fight scene in the series with nary a joke to be seen.

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* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': The Zoe vs. Oasis vs. Kusari fight at the end of "Fire And Rain". Approriately Appropriately enough, it's easily the most serious fight scene in the series with nary a joke to be seen.



** Passchendaele was the last time British 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 desperation, optimism, and faith in the 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 Australian, British, and Canadian infantryman, but even one account from the other side describes the German experience in terms of "martyrdom" and the toll on the horses of both sides was simply frightful.

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** Passchendaele was the last time British Commonwealth forces ''ever'' tried to fight through the ''Rasputista'' (Europe's muddy periods just before the ground freezes in autum-winter autumn-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 desperation, optimism, and faith in the power of motor transport to substitute for rail supply (tellingly, British motor transport was stricly strictly forbidden from operating in similarly ghastly conditions ever again). Popular culture focuses on what a ghastly thing it was for the Australian, British, and Canadian infantryman, but even one account from the other side describes the German experience in terms of "martyrdom" and the toll on the horses of both sides was simply frightful.



** The IMSA [=WeatherTech=] Sports Car Championship sees these from time to time, most notably in their 2015 events at Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta. The monsoon-like conditions at the latter actually caused the unusual situation of the overall win being taken by a ''non-Prototype'' vehicle, in this case the Porsche factory team in GT Le Mans.[[note]]normally, the speed advantage of the Prototypes means that the leaders in the other classes finish several laps behind them under dry conditions, especially at endurance events like Road Atlanta (which runs ten hours and is offically dubbed ''Petit Le Mans'' in reference to the famous 24 hour race in France); but in monsoon conditions, the superior speed and horsepower actually proved a disadvantage because it took away from their traction, which meant that even at half-throttle the cars were threatening to spin out, while the lower classes, especially GTLM, were able to use more of their available power because they had better traction in the rain[[/note]]

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** The IMSA [=WeatherTech=] Sports Car Championship sees these from time to time, most notably in their 2015 events at Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta. The monsoon-like conditions at the latter actually caused the unusual situation of the overall win being taken by a ''non-Prototype'' vehicle, in this case the Porsche factory team in GT Le Mans.[[note]]normally, the speed advantage of the Prototypes means that the leaders in the other classes finish several laps behind them under dry conditions, especially at endurance events like Road Atlanta (which runs ten hours and is offically officially dubbed ''Petit Le Mans'' in reference to the famous 24 hour race in France); but in monsoon conditions, the superior speed and horsepower actually proved a disadvantage because it took away from their traction, which meant that even at half-throttle the cars were threatening to spin out, while the lower classes, especially GTLM, were able to use more of their available power because they had better traction in the rain[[/note]]
23rd Jul '17 9:01:06 AM StarSword
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* {{Discussed}} by one of Lon Nolan's instructors in the ''Literature/DirigentMercenaryCorps'' series. He states that battles actually ''cause'' it to rain: all the smoke from gun propellant and explosives changes the weather locally.



** In ''Mass Effect 3'''s multiplayer, the "[[GeoEffects hazard]]" versions of Firebase White and Firebase Dagger take place in the middle of a blizzard and sandstorm, respectively, which cuts visibility on these normally sniper-friendly maps down dramatically. Firebase Ghost Hazard takes place in a rainstorm... of ''[[HollywoodAcid acidic rain]]'', which strips players' shields.

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** In ''Mass Effect 3'''s ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'''s multiplayer, the "[[GeoEffects hazard]]" versions of Firebase White and Firebase Dagger take place in the middle of a blizzard and sandstorm, respectively, which cuts visibility on these normally sniper-friendly maps down dramatically. Firebase Ghost Hazard takes place in a rainstorm... of ''[[HollywoodAcid acidic rain]]'', which strips players' shields.
20th Jul '17 5:42:49 AM Dark_Lord_
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* Fourze in [[SuperMode Cosmic States]] vs Aquarius Zodiarts in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''.
* Happens during the finale of ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce''.

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* ''Franchise/KamenRider'':
** The final battle of ''Series/KamenRiderKuuga'' takes place during a blizzard.
** In TheMovie of ''Series/KamenRiderBlade'', both the prologue, in which Kenzaki seals the Joker and the climactic battle against the Albino Joker gone OneWingedAngel take place during a rainstorm.
** An awesome twist of this happens during one of the early ''Series/KamenRiderKabuto'' episodes. Both the Riders and villains have the power to move at SuperSpeed. When the eponymous rider battles a MonsterOfTheWeek in the rain, the raindrops seem to stay still in the air due to the enormous speed both combatants move at.
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Fourze in [[SuperMode Cosmic States]] vs Aquarius Zodiarts in ''Series/KamenRiderFourze''.
** The Global Freeze during the prologue of ''Series/KamenRiderDrive'' is essentially a large scale version of this, as one Kamen Rider, along with an army of [[RobotBuddy Shift Cars ]] take on a horde of rampaging android-like creatures named Roidmudes.
* ''Franchise/PowerRangers'':
** In the first season of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', one MonsterOfTheWeek is a weather-controlling chimera named Goatan. Halfway through the fight, he conjures up a snowstorm, which persists through the rest of the battle, until he's defeated by the Megazord.
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Happens during the finale of ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce''.''Series/PowerRangersWildForce'', where the Wild Force rangers battle hordes of Mooks, while the BigBad rampages through the city in giant size. The weather does clear up when the rangers start winning the battle however.



* In the first season of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', one MonsterOfTheWeek is a weather-controlling chimera named Goatan. Halfway through the fight, he conjures up a snowstorm, which persists through the rest of the battle, until he's defeated by the Megazord.

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* In the first season of ''Series/MightyMorphinPowerRangers'', one MonsterOfTheWeek is a weather-controlling chimera named Goatan. Halfway through the fight, he conjures up a snowstorm, which persists through the rest of the battle, until he's defeated by the Megazord.
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