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26th Jun '16 4:02:54 PM Blastgamer
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* ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}'' ''[[UpToEleven loves]]'' this trope. Just about ''everything alive'' other then the player has some kind of bioluminescence, with some exceptions such as the[[ThreateningShark Stalkers.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}'' ''[[UpToEleven loves]]'' this trope. Just about ''everything alive'' other then the player has some kind of bioluminescence, with some exceptions such as the[[ThreateningShark the [[ThreateningShark Stalkers.]]
26th Jun '16 4:02:35 PM Blastgamer
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* ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}'' ''[[UpToEleven loves]]'' this trope. Just about ''everything alive'' other then the player has some kind of bioluminescence, with some exceptions such as [[ThreateningShark the Stalkers.]]

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* ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}'' ''[[UpToEleven loves]]'' this trope. Just about ''everything alive'' other then the player has some kind of bioluminescence, with some exceptions such as [[ThreateningShark the the[[ThreateningShark Stalkers.]]
26th Jun '16 4:02:11 PM Blastgamer
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* ''VideoGame/{{Subnautica}}'' ''[[UpToEleven loves]]'' this trope. Just about ''everything alive'' other then the player has some kind of bioluminescence, with some exceptions such as [[ThreateningShark the Stalkers.]]
23rd May '16 1:27:07 AM Sugao
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** One day, you too can have [[https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17003-fluorescent-puppy-is-worlds-first-transgenic-dog?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news a glow-in-the-dark doggy!]]


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** There's also the practical side, in that a dark club is, well, ''dark'', which can make it difficult to see people in general and ''especially'' difficult to identify their faces. The faint glow of a glowstick may or may not be enough to illuminate facial features, but if you can remember the combination of colors and kinds of glowing clothing your friends are wearing, you may not need to see them. And if nothing else, it's easier to avoid accidentally slamming into another person if they're glowing.
25th Feb '16 3:05:21 PM Theriocephalus
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* A more famous but unrelated protein is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_fluorescent_protein GFP]] (abbreviation for [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Green Fluorescent Protein"]]). Its derivatives have been established as common tools for scientific research. It's not true bioluminescence: the protein is merely fluorescent, so it only glows under a light source.

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* A more famous but unrelated protein is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_fluorescent_protein GFP]] (abbreviation for [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Green Fluorescent Protein"]]). Its derivatives have been established as common tools for scientific research. It's not true bioluminescence: the protein is merely fluorescent, so it only glows under a light source. [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GloFish GloFish]], zebra danios genetically engineered to produce this and similar proteins, are marketed as aquarium fish by [[InvokedTrope invoking]] this trope in real life.
31st Jan '16 5:23:51 PM Pseudoname
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* The monsters of ''Videogame/{{Evolve}}'' glow brighter the higher their armor. They come in variety of colors, with Goliath being red, Kraken blue, Wraith a white-ish pink, Behemoth orange, and Gorgon a pale green. For non-monster examples, the blitzleopard and mammoth bird wildlife have this as well.
15th Dec '15 4:47:22 PM StFan
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* ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet'' gave us the whale-squids, although it is a bit uncertain if they actually are bioluminescent or merely fluorescent-when-lighted a la GFP below.

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* ''Anime/GargantiaOnTheVerdurousPlanet'' gave us the whale-squids, although it is a bit uncertain if they actually are bioluminescent or merely fluorescent-when-lighted a la GFP below. below.
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\n[[AC:{{Film}}]] * In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', it is revealed that the dorsal area on the backs of [[spoiler:Night Furies]] can light up in streaks of blue, possibly in a ShoutOut to ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''.
* in ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}: The Mask of Light'', [[KidAppealCharacter Takua]] gets distracted by some glowing coral-like structures. He immediately puts them on his head and starts hopping around like a fluorescent bunny rabbit.
* The ants' cave in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' is lit entirely by luminescent fungi.
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* The aliens from ''Film/TheAbyss''.

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* %%* The aliens from ''Film/TheAbyss''.



* The Moorwens from ''Film/{{Outlander}}''.
* UpToEleven in the movie of ''Literature/LifeOfPi''. Apparently ''every'' body of water glows piercing blue at night.
** Justified as bioluminescent plankton and pelagic worms really are very common on the tropical Pacific.
* The aliens in ''Film/AttackTheBlock'' have neon turquoise ''teeth''.

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* %%* The Moorwens from ''Film/{{Outlander}}''.
* UpToEleven in the movie of ''Literature/LifeOfPi''. Apparently ''every'' body of water glows piercing blue at night.
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night. Justified as bioluminescent plankton and pelagic worms really are very common on the tropical Pacific.
* The aliens in ''Film/AttackTheBlock'' have neon turquoise ''teeth''. And a fur so dark it always appears pitch black, thus the teeth are the only visible trait.



* In ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', the Big G's dorsal plates traditionally light up before or as he uses his [[BreathWeapon Atomic Breath]].
** The [=MUTO=]s from ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' are black with glowing red markings. Godzilla's dorsal plates begin to light up blue, just like they do in the TOHO films. The new film adds in the plates glowing blue from the tail up, a la WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'', the ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}'':
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Big G's dorsal plates traditionally light up before or as he uses his [[BreathWeapon Atomic Breath]].
** The [=MUTO=]s from ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' are black with glowing red markings. Godzilla's dorsal plates begin to light up blue, just like they do in the TOHO films. The new film adds in the plates glowing blue from the tail up, a à la WesternAnimation/GodzillaTheSeries.



* In ''WesternAnimation/HowToTrainYourDragon2'', it is revealed that the dorsal area on the backs of [[spoiler:Night Furies]] can light up in streaks of blue, possibly in a ShoutOut to ''Franchise/{{Godzilla}}''.




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* ''TheFutureIsWild''

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* Usually in any [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons dungeon crawl]] situation, there are caves that have bioluminescent moss or lichen growing on the walls/floors.

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* ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'':
** In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'', all marine lifeforms are luminescent.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': Usually in any [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons dungeon crawl]] crawl situation, there are caves that have bioluminescent moss or lichen growing on the walls/floors.

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* ''Franchise/DonkeyKong'':
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''Franchise/DonkeyKong'': In ''VideoGame/DonkeyKongCountryTropicalFreeze'', all marine lifeforms are luminescent.



** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' glowing mushrooms can be found growing in some caves. There is also the nirnroot, a plant which glows ''and'' makes a sound. [[spoiler:Blackreach]] is a huge underground area full of enemies, ruins, giant glowing mushrooms and ''crimson nirnroots'' (which are like regular nirnroots, but are red instead of green).
*** Especially the Dawnguard add-on is fond of this. Both the fauna and flora of forgotten Valley of ancient Falmer love this trope. Caverns are lit by glowing flowers that retract themselves to their shells and animals have glowing blue stripes on them. Similarities with Avatar definitely coincidental.

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** ** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'' glowing mushrooms can be found growing in some caves. There is also the nirnroot, a plant which glows ''and'' makes a sound. [[spoiler:Blackreach]] is a huge underground area full of enemies, ruins, giant glowing mushrooms and ''crimson nirnroots'' (which are like regular nirnroots, but are red instead of green).
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green). Especially the Dawnguard add-on is fond of this. Both the fauna and flora of forgotten Valley of ancient Falmer love this trope. Caverns are lit by glowing flowers that retract themselves to their shells and animals have glowing blue stripes on them. Similarities with Avatar definitely coincidental.




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* in ''{{Bionicle}}: The Mask of Light'', [[KidAppealCharacter Takua]] gets distracted by some glowing coral-like structures. He immediately puts them on his head and starts hopping around like a fluorescent bunny rabbit.
* The ants' cave in ''WesternAnimation/ABugsLife'' is lit entirely by luminescent fungi.

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* The protein [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luciferase Luciferase]] and its relatives are the cause of natural bioluminescence, for example in fireflies. It has been put into other creatures to create glowing bacteria, etc.
** A more famous but unrelated protein is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_fluorescent_protein GFP]] (abbreviation for [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Green Fluorescent Protein"]]). Its derivatives have been established as common tools for scientific research. It's not true bioluminescence: the protein is merely fluorescent, so it only glows under a light source.

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* The protein [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luciferase Luciferase]] and its relatives are the cause of natural bioluminescence, for example in fireflies. It has been put into other creatures to create glowing bacteria, etc.
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A more famous but unrelated protein is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_fluorescent_protein GFP]] (abbreviation for [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Green Fluorescent Protein"]]). Its derivatives have been established as common tools for scientific research. It's not true bioluminescence: the protein is merely fluorescent, so it only glows under a light source.


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26th Oct '15 6:31:36 AM Fyrmer
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* ''Videogame/MetalGearSolid3'' has the glowcap mushrooms that will recharge Snake's batteries when he eats them. Yeah, it doesn't make much sense in universe either. [[MissionControl Para Medic]] justifies it as likely being [[ClapYourHandsIfYouBelieve a placebo effect]]. That doesn't explain them functioning as an ImprovisedLightningRod against [[ShockAndAwe Volgin's lightning bolts]], though.
12th Oct '15 2:24:05 PM ragnarok235
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* In ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'', any late-game [[BioPunk Harmony]] colony will develop technology with lots of glowing blue lines on them. This is also true for the Harmony colony's leader, as they presumably genetically modify themselves.
20th Sep '15 6:53:08 PM Berrenta
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad Demise]]'s hair]].

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSkywardSword'' has [[spoiler:[[BiggerBad [[spoiler:[[TheManBehindTheMan Demise]]'s hair]].
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