History Main / CelestialDeadline

11th Aug '16 7:40:24 PM Goldfritha
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If the events happen on their own after astronomical events, see WhenThePlanetsAlign. Not to be confused with CosmicDeadline.

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If the events happen on their own after astronomical events, see WhenThePlanetsAlign. Not to be confused with CosmicDeadline. Overlap with LiminalTime is considerable.
3rd Aug '16 7:06:39 AM Morgenthaler
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[[folder:Film]][[folder:Films -- Animated]]



* In ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' we have the Great Conjunction, an alignment of the world's three suns, described as a catalyst for "great change." In the film, the Dark Crystal must be completely reassembled and the Mystics and Skeksis reunited by the upcoming Great Conjunction in order for harmony to be restored.
* Mogwai shall not be fed "after midnight", lest they turn into ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Nothing is said about when you can feed them again. In fact, a lot of people make jokes about this rule when the heroes try to warn them about the gremlins. (The one about "if he's eating on an airplane, and passes through a time zone" is probably the most complex. They [[JerkassHasAPoint actually raise a valid point]]: the rule is kind of vague.)
* In the silent film ''Film/TheGolem'', the Rabbi can only create the Golem while a certain astronomical constellation occurs. The occurence of another constellation supposedly causes the Golem to rebel.
* ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'': A couple is cursed so that she's a hawk by day and human by night, and he is human by day and a wolf by night. They only get to see each other in the moments of sunrise and sunset then were saved by [[RulesLawyer Rules Lawyering]]



* In the vampire movie ''Film/OnceBitten'', the lovely female vampire must have blood from 3 virgin males before Halloween each year to retain her youthful appearance. Although she does drink non-virgin blood, this merely sustains her, not her looks.



* In ''{{Film/Soultaker}}'', the heroes have until their life support is turned off at midnight to reunite with their bodies. And then the movie more or less completely ignores said deadline.
* In ''Film/YourHighness'', the evil wizard needs to perform a certain ritual with a virgin to [[spoiler:create a dragon]]. This ritual may only be performed once every 100 years when the two moons align.


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* In ''Film/TheDarkCrystal'' we have the Great Conjunction, an alignment of the world's three suns, described as a catalyst for "great change." In the film, the Dark Crystal must be completely reassembled and the Mystics and Skeksis reunited by the upcoming Great Conjunction in order for harmony to be restored.
* Mogwai shall not be fed "after midnight", lest they turn into ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Nothing is said about when you can feed them again. In fact, a lot of people make jokes about this rule when the heroes try to warn them about the gremlins. (The one about "if he's eating on an airplane, and passes through a time zone" is probably the most complex. They [[JerkassHasAPoint actually raise a valid point]]: the rule is kind of vague.)
* In the silent film ''Film/TheGolem'', the Rabbi can only create the Golem while a certain astronomical constellation occurs. The occurence of another constellation supposedly causes the Golem to rebel.
* ''Film/{{Ladyhawke}}'': A couple is cursed so that she's a hawk by day and human by night, and he is human by day and a wolf by night. They only get to see each other in the moments of sunrise and sunset then were saved by [[RulesLawyer Rules Lawyering]]
* In the vampire movie ''Film/OnceBitten'', the lovely female vampire must have blood from 3 virgin males before Halloween each year to retain her youthful appearance. Although she does drink non-virgin blood, this merely sustains her, not her looks.
* In ''{{Film/Soultaker}}'', the heroes have until their life support is turned off at midnight to reunite with their bodies. And then the movie more or less completely ignores said deadline.
* In ''Film/YourHighness'', the evil wizard needs to perform a certain ritual with a virgin to [[spoiler:create a dragon]]. This ritual may only be performed once every 100 years when the two moons align.
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3rd Aug '16 7:05:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Mogwai shall not be fed "after midnight", lest they turn into ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Nothing is said about when you can feed them again.
** In fact, a lot of people make jokes about this rule when the heroes try to warn them about the gremlins. (The one about "if he's eating on an airplane, and passes through a time zone" is probably the most complex. They [[JerkassHasAPoint actually raise a valid point]]: the rule is kind of vague.)

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* Mogwai shall not be fed "after midnight", lest they turn into ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''. Nothing is said about when you can feed them again.
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again. In fact, a lot of people make jokes about this rule when the heroes try to warn them about the gremlins. (The one about "if he's eating on an airplane, and passes through a time zone" is probably the most complex. They [[JerkassHasAPoint actually raise a valid point]]: the rule is kind of vague.)
10th Jul '16 12:29:52 AM MsChibi
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# '''[[FantasticFragility Magic Has Its Rules]]''': Somehow setting limits such as a "RuleOfThree" or [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} "Until the Castle Rises Above the Clouds"]] or "Until the Sun Sets" makes the power work better or at all. [[MagicAIsMagicA So whatever happens needs to happen within the rules instead of at one's convenience]]. If a rules lawyer is around this sometimes leads to NoManOfWomanBorn.

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# '''[[FantasticFragility Magic Has Its Rules]]''': Somehow setting limits such as a "RuleOfThree" or [[WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}} "Until the Castle Rises Above the Clouds"]] or "Until the Sun Sets" Sets," or [[VirginPower "This spell/ritual/technique can only be performed by a virgin"]] makes the power work better or at all. [[MagicAIsMagicA So whatever happens needs to happen within the rules instead of at one's convenience]]. If a rules lawyer is around this sometimes leads to NoManOfWomanBorn.
30th May '16 8:40:02 PM Doug86
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* ''AMidsummerNightsDream'': The fairies show up WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve.

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* ''AMidsummerNightsDream'': ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream'': The fairies show up WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve.
16th May '16 9:44:04 AM Doug86
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story ''Literature/ThePeopleOfTheBlackCircle'', the king is killed by magic on a certain date.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/{{Kull}} / BranMakMorn story "Kings of the Night", Kull's appearance is governed by this.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/ConanTheBarbarian Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian story ''Literature/ThePeopleOfTheBlackCircle'', the king is killed by magic on a certain date.
* In Creator/RobertEHoward's Literature/{{Kull}} / BranMakMorn Literature/BranMakMorn story "Kings of the Night", Kull's appearance is governed by this.
6th May '16 5:56:56 AM Piando
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* In ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast'', the Beast had to learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal on the enchanted rose fell off in order to break his curse. Fortunately, this also undid [[spoiler:his apparent death]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast'', ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'', the Beast had to learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal on the enchanted rose fell off in order to break his curse. Fortunately, this also undid [[spoiler:his apparent death]].
13th Mar '16 11:01:56 AM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story ''Literature/ThePeopleOfTheBlackCircle'', the king is killed by magic on a certain date.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story ''Literature/ThePeopleOfTheBlackCircle'', the king is killed by magic on a certain date.
8th Feb '16 6:51:32 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', it was said that when the clock struck the [[NumberOfTheBeast Hour Of The Beast]] (i.e six seconds after 6:06 PM), the undead Gigimon king would reveal his true form as a beast (i.e Myotismon being reborn as [=VenomMyotismon=]).

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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', it was said that when the clock struck the [[NumberOfTheBeast Hour Of The Beast]] (i.e six seconds after 6:06 PM), the undead Gigimon Digimon king would reveal his true form as a beast (i.e Myotismon being reborn as [=VenomMyotismon=]).
8th Feb '16 6:48:10 PM F1Krazy
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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', it was said that when the clock struck the [[NumberOfTheBeast Hour Of The Beast]] (i.e six seconds after 6:06 PM), the undead digimon king would reveal his true form as a beast (i.e Myotismon being reborn as [=VenomMyotismon=]).

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* In ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'', it was said that when the clock struck the [[NumberOfTheBeast Hour Of The Beast]] (i.e six seconds after 6:06 PM), the undead digimon Gigimon king would reveal his true form as a beast (i.e Myotismon being reborn as [=VenomMyotismon=]).



* In ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast'', the Beast had to learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal on the enchanted rose fell off in order to break his curse. Fortunately, this also undid [[spoiler:his apparent death]].



* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': The contract is made until the sunset on the third day. Covering sunsets and the rule of three.



* ''{{Franchise/Shrek}}'' is big on this. In ''[[Film/{{Shrek}} the first film]], sunrise and sunset were important times for Fiona. In [[Film/Shrek2 the second]], Shrek has until midnight to make the effects of his potion permanent. Lampshaded:
-->'''Shrek''': Why is it always midnight?



* In ''WebAnimation/KillingSpree'', a strange mystic gives the main character the power to do anything he wants, but only until midnight. Having been turned into a NighInvincible {{Badass}}, he naturally goes on a mass murder spree. The deadline comes into play at the end of ''Killing Spree VI'', when [[spoiler:he's seeming shot dead by a vengeful cop, only for the mystic to reveal that Jase [[NotQuiteDead can't be dead]] because it's not yet midnight and the spell hasn't worn off yet]].



* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': The contract is made until the sunset on the third day. Covering sunsets and the rule of three.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast'', the Beast had to learn to love another and earn her love in return before the last petal on the enchanted rose fell off in order to break his curse. Fortunately, this also undid his supposed death.

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* ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid'': The contract is made until In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', waterbenders draw their strength from the sunset on moon, so they're strongest during a full moon and weakest during a new moon. [[spoiler:When Admiral Zhao kills the third day. Covering sunsets Moon Spirit, the moon vanishes and the rule of three.
* ''WesternAnimation/BeautyAndTheBeast'',
waterbenders are left temporarily powerless]]. Firebenders, similarly, draw their power from the Beast had sun, so Sokka plans the Gaang's invasion of the Fire Nation to learn coincide with the Day of Black Sun, a solar eclipse during which the firebenders will be temporarily powerless, providing an excellent window of opportunity.
** On the flipside, Aang has
to love another defeat Fire Lord Ozai and earn her love in return end the war before the last petal on 100-year arrival of Sozin's Comet, which would boost the enchanted rose fell off in order firebenders' powers to break such high levels that the war would essentially be over. [[spoiler:They fail, but Aang manages to defeat Ozai anyway.]]
** In Book 2 of ''WesternAnimation/AvatarLegendOfKorra'', Unalaq's plan to [[spoiler:open the Spirit Portals, free Raava and fuse with him, then use
his curse. Fortunately, this also undid his supposed death.power to destroy the world]], all hinges on an event known as "Harmonic Convergence" that only happens once every few hundred years.



* ''{{Franchise/Shrek}}'' is big on this. In the first, sunrise and sunset were important times for Fiona. In the second, Shrek had until midnight to make the effects of his potion permanent. Lampshaded:
-->'''Shrek''': Why is it always midnight?
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