History Main / BoltOfDivineRetribution

28th Jun '16 9:49:57 PM Aiguille
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* The cover of the Music/PoetsOfTheFall album "[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/af/Jealous_Gods_cover.jpg Jealous Gods]]" alludes to this when paired with the title, showing a [[RulesOfTheRoad road sign with a lightning bolt]].

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* The cover of the Music/PoetsOfTheFall album "[[http://upload.''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/af/Jealous_Gods_cover.jpg Jealous Gods]]" Gods]]'' alludes to this when paired with the title, showing a [[RulesOfTheRoad road sign with a lightning bolt]].
25th Jun '16 4:46:33 PM nombretomado
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** However, in [[{{UpdatedRerelease}} Overclocked]], should this route be chosen, [[spoiler: Belberith, effectively the strongest of the Bel demons, and a Demon Lord of [[LightIsNotGood Light]], absorbs the aformentioned bolt and gets powered up.]]
* One quest in ''BaldursGate 2'' requires you to pose as a cleric of Talos. (For the uninitiated, Talos is not just a powerful evil deity, but in fact the god ''of'' lightning.) You're ordered to swear that you worship him, with failure to do so being proof you're an impostor. Actually do it, and you're struck by lightning -- ''indoors''.

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** However, in [[{{UpdatedRerelease}} Overclocked]], should this route be chosen, [[spoiler: Belberith, effectively the strongest of the Bel demons, and a Demon Lord of [[LightIsNotGood Light]], absorbs the aformentioned aforementioned bolt and gets powered up.]]
* One quest in ''BaldursGate 2'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' requires you to pose as a cleric of Talos. (For the uninitiated, Talos is not just a powerful evil deity, but in fact the god ''of'' lightning.) You're ordered to swear that you worship him, with failure to do so being proof you're an impostor. Actually do it, and you're struck by lightning -- ''indoors''.
19th May '16 9:00:41 PM wolftickets1969
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* Music/ThePetShopBoys' "It's A Sin" ends with a final thunderclap after Neil confesses his sins [[AltumVidetur in Latin]], implying his death by this trope, although [[LyricsVideoMismatch this doesn't actually happen in the video]].

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* Music/ThePetShopBoys' The Music/PetShopBoys' "It's A Sin" ends with a final thunderclap after Neil confesses his sins [[AltumVidetur in Latin]], implying his death by this trope, although [[LyricsVideoMismatch this doesn't actually happen in the video]].
19th May '16 9:00:11 PM wolftickets1969
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* Music/ThePetShopBoys' "It's A Sin" ends with a final thunderclap after Neil confesses his sins [[AltumVidetur in Latin]], implying his death by this trope, although [[LyricsVideoMismatch this doesn't actually happen in the video]].
8th May '16 4:19:16 PM DarkHunter
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* From ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight, and his faithful knights use this against the dragons in the game's opening cinematic. Solaire of Astora can use two miracles like this and so can the player, provided they join the Warriors of Sunlight covenant.[[spoiler:A third version is available to the player with Gwyn's soul.]]

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* From ''VideoGame/DarkSouls'', Gwyn, Lord of Sunlight, and had this as his faithful personal method of attack, which also happened to be the one weakness of the Everlasting Dragons. He shared this ability with his knights use this against the dragons in the game's opening cinematic. Solaire as well: many of Astora can use two miracles them wield weapons imbued with electricity, and some are even able to throw lightning bolts much like this and so can Gwyn himself, though Gwyn's still tended to be a heck of a lot more potent. In the player, provided they join first game, only the Warriors of Sunlight covenant.[[spoiler:A third version is available to the player with (ideological descendants of Gwyn's soul.]]army) still possess this power, but in later games, the Miracles that grant lightning power have become well-known, if somewhat rare, and most high-level clerics and/or holy warriors are able to perform them.
1st May '16 10:05:09 AM BattleMaster
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* [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] in ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' by the Death Bolt spell. It causes a bolt of lightning to fly down from the top of the screen and strike the target. If they fail their save, they're instantly killed. If they make their save, they still take massive damage.
15th Apr '16 10:29:42 AM LordDack
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* Downplayed to Thunderclap of Divine Warning in ''Film/DonCamillo'': The titular priest regularly speaks with Jesus and does what he can to make life miserable for the communist mayor of the Italian village under their responsibility. When Don Camillo takes it a bit too far and is told to knock it off, his response is cut short by a thundercrack in the distance on a beatiful day.

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* Downplayed to Thunderclap of Divine Warning in ''Film/DonCamillo'': The titular priest regularly speaks with Jesus and does what he can to make life miserable for the communist mayor of the Italian village under their responsibility. When Don Camillo takes it a bit too far and is told to knock it off, his response is cut short by a thundercrack in the distance on a beatiful beautiful day.



* A man is playing golf with a priest. He misses a shot and starts swearing, only to be reprimanded by the priest. He apologizes, but swears again at the next mistake. The priest tells him off again, but at the third mistake and blasphemy, thunderclouds form above, and a lightning bolt strikes down... the priest. Then a voice comes fromthe heavens, saying "Oh for ''My'' sake! Missed!"

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* A man is playing golf with a priest. He misses a shot and starts swearing, only to be reprimanded by the priest. He apologizes, but swears again at the next mistake. The priest tells him off again, but at the third mistake and blasphemy, thunderclouds form above, and a lightning bolt strikes down... the priest. Then a voice comes fromthe from the heavens, saying "Oh for ''My'' sake! Missed!"
27th Mar '16 1:43:53 PM 69BookWorM69
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* ''Series/MurdochMysteries'': Late in "Murdoch and the Temple of Doom", Dr. Iris Bajali steals the Holy Grail from Station 4 and runs into the driving thunderstorm, pursued by Murdoch. He calls out to her to stop her, and she explains how she can fund her research with the sale of the much sought-after Grail. He tells her it belongs to God, she shouts back, "There is no God," and is struck and killed by a lightning bolt.
25th Mar '16 11:36:39 PM JackG
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* Cacofonix from ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' occasionally has his [[DreadfulMusician musical performances]] interrupted by divine lightning, if one of the villagers (especially [[TheBlacksmith Fulliautomatix]]) isn't faster.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}''
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Cacofonix from ''ComicBook/{{Asterix}}'' occasionally has his [[DreadfulMusician musical performances]] interrupted by divine lightning, if one of the villagers (especially [[TheBlacksmith Fulliautomatix]]) isn't faster.faster.
** Played with at the end of ''Asterix and the Soothsayer'', when fraudulent soothsayer Prolix swears never to tell another fortune again. Cue him fleeing as a thunderstorm breaks out, with requisite lightning.
17th Mar '16 5:53:09 PM ObsidianFire
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** Foghorn Leghorn once had a moment of starting to assert his statement with a threat of lightning, but as the screen darkens and he hears thunder, he has a moment of [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]] and doesn't finish the remark.

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** Foghorn Leghorn once had a moment of starting to assert his statement with a threat of lightning, but as the screen darkens and he hears thunder, he has a moment of [[GenreSavvy Genre Savviness]] realizes what's happening and doesn't finish the remark.
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