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24th Aug '16 9:16:05 PM nombretomado
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* In the BlackCompany books, a Comet shows up twice in the story and once in the backstory, each time to portend the [[TheChosenOne White]] [[AntiMagic Rose]] coming to battle the [[EvilSorceror forces of]] [[ImplacableMan the]] [[BigBad Dominator]].

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* In the BlackCompany ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'' books, a Comet shows up twice in the story and once in the backstory, each time to portend the [[TheChosenOne White]] [[AntiMagic Rose]] coming to battle the [[EvilSorceror forces of]] [[ImplacableMan the]] [[BigBad Dominator]].
13th Aug '16 5:24:54 PM jamespolk
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* In ''Literature/WarAndPeace'', the Great Comet of 1811, still visible well into 1812, is taken as a harbinger of Napoleon's invasion in June of that year.
30th Jul '16 3:31:57 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''UltimaV'', each of the Shadowlords has their own comet; if you have a telescope you can determine which city they're in by looking for where the comets are.

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* In ''UltimaV'', ''VideoGame/UltimaV'', each of the Shadowlords has their own comet; if you have a telescope you can determine which city they're in by looking for where the comets are.



* ''IllusionOfGaia's'' entire plot is influenced by a comet that returns every few hundred years. Each visit affects all life on Earth in unexpected ways, although the end results thus far (that tend to linger even until the next visitation) are usually the same (mutations, destroyed civilizations, famine, etc.).

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* ''IllusionOfGaia's'' ''VideoGame/IllusionOfGaia's'' entire plot is influenced by a comet that returns every few hundred years. Each visit affects all life on Earth in unexpected ways, although the end results thus far (that tend to linger even until the next visitation) are usually the same (mutations, destroyed civilizations, famine, etc.).
3rd May '16 8:55:57 PM PaulA
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* As the page quote reveals, a comet appears in the sky after the assassination of Theatre/JuliusCaesar, in [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare's]] play of the same name.

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* As the page quote reveals, a A comet appears in the sky after the assassination of Theatre/JuliusCaesar, in [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare Shakespeare's]] play of the same name.



* In the television series ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'', a comet was blazing in the sky the night billionaire Elliot Burch is murdered by operatives of his rival, Gabriel. Father marks the occasion by speaking the page quote.

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* In ''Series/{{Beauty and the television series ''Series/BeautyAndTheBeast'', Beast|1987}}'', a comet was blazing in the sky the night billionaire Elliot Burch is murdered by operatives of his rival, Gabriel. Father marks the occasion by speaking quoting Shakespeare: "When beggars die there are no comets seen; The heavens themselves blaze forth the page quote.death of princes."
19th Dec '15 2:46:36 PM nombretomado
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* In ''ShadowTheHedgehog'', there is the Black Comet. Not an actual comet, however, but a meteoroid that serves as the vessel of [[BigBad Black Doom]] and his army. Black Doom uses the Chaos Emeralds to teleport it into the atmosphere and start sucking energy out of the planet. Fortunately, it turns out that the space colony A.R.K.'s [[KillSat Eclipse Cannon]] was created to [[Awesome/SonicTheHedgehog blow the Black Comet to smithereens. After Shadow teleports it back out into space.]]
* In ''BatenKaitos Origins'', Guillo's strongest special attack, Aphelion Dustwake, showers enemies with the ice trail of a comet. It's quite overpowered.

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* In ''ShadowTheHedgehog'', ''VideoGame/ShadowTheHedgehog'', there is the Black Comet. Not an actual comet, however, but a meteoroid that serves as the vessel of [[BigBad Black Doom]] and his army. Black Doom uses the Chaos Emeralds to teleport it into the atmosphere and start sucking energy out of the planet. Fortunately, it turns out that the space colony A.R.K.'s [[KillSat Eclipse Cannon]] was created to [[Awesome/SonicTheHedgehog blow the Black Comet to smithereens. After Shadow teleports it back out into space.]]
* In ''BatenKaitos ''VideoGame/BatenKaitos Origins'', Guillo's strongest special attack, Aphelion Dustwake, showers enemies with the ice trail of a comet. It's quite overpowered.
17th Nov '15 6:37:17 PM BillWoods
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* The romantic comedy ''Wimbledon'' actually has this: Paul Bettany's character seems to take on l33t tennis skills only while a comet is in the sky. And yes, he wins Wimbledon, because everyone knows it will take the intervention of God for an Englishman to ever win that tournament again.

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* The romantic comedy ''Wimbledon'' ''Film/{{Wimbledon}}'' actually has this: Paul Bettany's Creator/PaulBettany's character seems to take on l33t tennis skills only while a comet is in the sky. And yes, he wins Wimbledon, UsefulNotes/{{Wimbledon}}, because everyone knows it will take the intervention of God for an Englishman to ever win that tournament again.



* A red comet appears in the sky early in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' series - unusually, the characters aren't universally filled with dread; several of them decide the comet shows divine favour for their side (Daenerys thinks it's a sign that will lead her khalasar to safety; the Lannisters believe it is a sign of good fortune for their family and especially Joffrey; etc.) At the end of ''A Feast for Crows'' it seems to be confirmed that [[spoiler:it's a part of the prophecy of the Prince Who Was Promised]].

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* A red comet appears in the sky early in Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' series - -- unusually, the characters aren't universally filled with dread; several of them decide the comet shows divine favour for their side (Daenerys thinks it's a sign that will lead her khalasar to safety; the Lannisters believe it is a sign of good fortune for their family and especially Joffrey; etc.) At the end of ''A Feast for Crows'' it seems to be confirmed that [[spoiler:it's a part of the prophecy of the Prince Who Was Promised]].
6th Sep '15 5:09:23 PM nombretomado
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* In the third episode of ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'', "When Knowledge Conquered Fear", NeilDegrasseTyson explains the origins of this trope and how it was based in superstition and ignorance of how the solar system worked. He goes on to tell an absolutely ''epic'' version of how Edmund Halley went about utterly crushing this superstition. It ended with Halley's "prophecy" that not only would one particular comet return in 50 years, but accurately and correctly predicting where in the sky it would appear, and how long it would be visible, and how "Halley's Comet" became the best known comet in the history of the world.

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* In the third episode of ''Series/CosmosASpacetimeOdyssey'', "When Knowledge Conquered Fear", NeilDegrasseTyson UsefulNotes/NeilDegrasseTyson explains the origins of this trope and how it was based in superstition and ignorance of how the solar system worked. He goes on to tell an absolutely ''epic'' version of how Edmund Halley went about utterly crushing this superstition. It ended with Halley's "prophecy" that not only would one particular comet return in 50 years, but accurately and correctly predicting where in the sky it would appear, and how long it would be visible, and how "Halley's Comet" became the best known comet in the history of the world.
29th Jul '15 8:30:55 AM matruz
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* In chapter 2 of ''VideoGame/TheWitcher2'' a comet is visible in the skies, even at daytime, this is during an endless spectral battle is taking place.
29th Jul '15 8:27:40 AM matruz
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* Used in ''Film/DeepImpact'', justifiable as the comet is set to impact Earth and bring another Extinction-Level Event.
* In ''Film/EndOfDays'' the appearance of a comet above the full moon known as "The Eye of God" by Vatican astronomers, and it's the sign of the prophesied birth of the woman that will give birth to the anti-Christ.
29th Jun '15 6:15:23 PM jormis29
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': The Catalyst Coments, terrible events happen whenever they are near. [[spoiler:However, this is averted in "The Comet", where it is revealed Catalyst Comets are sentient, and are more of agents of change rather than malevolent forces.]]
** [[spoiler: Played straight in "Evergreen" with the Lich Coment, which is implied to be responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs.]]

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'': The Catalyst Coments, Comets, terrible events happen whenever they are near. [[spoiler:However, this is averted in "The Comet", where it is revealed Catalyst Comets are sentient, and are more of agents of change rather than malevolent forces.]]
** [[spoiler: Played straight in "Evergreen" with the Lich Coment, Comet, which is implied to [[PhlebotinumKilledTheDinosaurs be responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs.dinosaurs]].]]
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