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3rd May '16 12:56:00 AM ThemJohns
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* ''VideoGame/PathOfExile'' has a fourth non-standard element called Chaos. Chaos damage is different from the [[FireIceLightning other three elements]] in that it's not considered "Elemental Damage" and while it doesn't have a status effect associated with it, has a special property of bypassing [[DeflectorShield Energy Shields]]. Despite not being considered an element, your character receives a Chaos resistance penalty in higher difficulties like the other 3 elements and while only a small number of enemies use them, it's harder to find chaos resistance and damage in general and those rare enemies that ''do'' deal chaos damage are going to be dangerous.
29th Apr '16 4:27:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''CaptainPlanet'' featured the element of Heart, which was described as important, and indeed, [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower has pretty powerful abilities]] [[FridgeLogic when you think about it]], [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway but ended up a source of derision in pop culture writ]] [[MisappliedPhlebotinum largely because of how poorly utilized it was.]]

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* ''CaptainPlanet'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Captain Planet|and the Planeteers}}'' featured the element of Heart, which was described as important, and indeed, [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower has pretty powerful abilities]] [[FridgeLogic when you think about it]], [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway but ended up a source of derision in pop culture writ]] [[MisappliedPhlebotinum largely because of how poorly utilized it was.]]
29th Apr '16 1:34:06 PM SparkyLurkdragon
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* Five classic elements are powered by six [[WeirdMoon colored moons]] in ''SkiesOfArcadia'' (although on a technical level, there are six, as both [[MakingASplash water]] and [[BlowYouAway wind]] elements are drawn from the Blue Moon; the other five have one element). The sixth element, drawn from the Silver Moon, is [[YinYangBomb life and death]] - spells that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin either kill opponents instantly or resurrect your allies]] (or cure status ailments). [[SquishyWizard Fina]], as a member of the civilization that once lied under the Silver Moon's orbit, learns this magic the fastest.

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* Five classic elements are powered by six [[WeirdMoon colored moons]] in ''SkiesOfArcadia'' ''VideoGame/SkiesOfArcadia'' (although on a technical level, there are six, as both [[MakingASplash water]] and [[BlowYouAway wind]] elements are drawn from the Blue Moon; the other five have one element). The sixth element, drawn from the Silver Moon, is [[YinYangBomb life and death]] - spells that [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin either kill opponents instantly or resurrect your allies]] (or cure status ailments). [[SquishyWizard Fina]], as a member of the civilization that once lied under the Silver Moon's orbit, learns this magic the fastest.
21st Apr '16 2:01:17 AM aye_amber
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* In ''VideoGame/Klonoa2LunateasVeil'', there are four bells Tranquility, Joy, Discord and Indecision but it is revealed there is a fifth: [[spoiler:Sorrow. In this case, it does exist within the ElementalRockPaperScissors scheme, but it's been suppressed.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/Klonoa2LunateasVeil'', ''VideoGame/{{Klonoa}} 2: Lunatea's Veil,'' there are four bells Tranquility, Joy, Discord and Indecision but it is revealed there is a fifth: [[spoiler:Sorrow. In this case, it does exist within the ElementalRockPaperScissors scheme, but it's been suppressed.]]
16th Apr '16 11:42:54 AM PaulA
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* In Zarathan, the setting of ''Literature/TheBalancedSword'', there are said to be five elements -- Air, Earth, Fire, Water, and Spirit -- with magic based on Spirit being particularly rare and powerful.
7th Apr '16 9:42:55 AM Adept
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* Seen often in ''SuperSentai'' and ''PowerRangers'', where ElementalPowers are frequent. When you've got four elements but six Rangers, what do you do?
** ''SeijuuSentaiGingaman'' has fire, water, wind, thunder, and flowers as its elemental line-up, with the SixthRanger not possessing an elemental theme. These aspects were downplayed in ''PowerRangersLostGalaxy''.
** ''RescueSentaiGoGoFive''/''PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' plays with this theme by having mecha based on a fire engine (fire), a tanker truck (water), a jet (air), a hazardous rescue vehicle (earth), and an ambulance (heart?). ''[=GoGoFive=]'' lacked a SixthRanger but ''Lightspeed Rescue'' had one whose mecha/zord was a solar-powered spacecraft.
** ''NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger''/''PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' starts with three: LandSeaSky. We get ThreePlusTwo this year; the Thunder Rangers are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The SixthRanger gets his powers from a different source and isn't bound to any of the elements, though there ''is'' fire reflected in his helmet during his SuperMode TransformationSequence (The SuperSentai version is often said to be associated with fire, but while he does call his SuperMode "Fire Mode," the Shurikenger has ''baseball-themed'' attacks).
** ''MahouSentaiMagiranger''/''PowerRangersMysticForce'' makes lightning the power of the Yellow Ranger. The SixthRanger has the PowerOfTheSun. There are other elements such as Moon and Snow.
** ''SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''/''PowerRangersSamurai'' gets us to five by going fire, water, wood, earth, and sky, with the female yellow Ranger getting earth while the male green Ranger gets wood. The SixthRanger's element is Light, which manifested in using a cellphone rather than brushstroke-derived powers.
** ''TensouSentaiGoseiger''/''PowerRangersMegaforce'' only has three: two for Sky, two for Land, and one for Sea. The SixthRanger can use all of the above.

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* Seen often in ''SuperSentai'' ''Series/SuperSentai'' and ''PowerRangers'', ''Series/PowerRangers'', where ElementalPowers are frequent. When you've got four elements but six Rangers, what do you do?
** ''SeijuuSentaiGingaman'' ''Series/SeijuuSentaiGingaman'' has fire, water, wind, thunder, and flowers as its elemental line-up, with the SixthRanger not possessing an elemental theme. These aspects were downplayed in ''PowerRangersLostGalaxy''.
** ''RescueSentaiGoGoFive''/''PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' ''Series/RescueSentaiGoGoFive''/''PowerRangersLightspeedRescue'' plays with this theme by having mecha based on a fire engine (fire), a tanker truck (water), a jet (air), a hazardous rescue vehicle (earth), and an ambulance (heart?). ''[=GoGoFive=]'' lacked a SixthRanger but ''Lightspeed Rescue'' had one whose mecha/zord was a solar-powered spacecraft.
** ''NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger''/''PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' ''Series/NinpuuSentaiHurricaneger''/''Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm'' starts with three: LandSeaSky. We get ThreePlusTwo this year; the Thunder Rangers are ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin. The SixthRanger gets his powers from a different source and isn't bound to any of the elements, though there ''is'' fire reflected in his helmet during his SuperMode TransformationSequence (The SuperSentai version is often said to be associated with fire, but while he does call his SuperMode "Fire Mode," the Shurikenger has ''baseball-themed'' attacks).
** ''MahouSentaiMagiranger''/''PowerRangersMysticForce'' ''Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger''/''Series/PowerRangersMysticForce'' makes lightning the power of the Yellow Ranger. The SixthRanger has the PowerOfTheSun. There are other elements such as Moon and Snow.
** ''SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''/''PowerRangersSamurai'' ''Series/SamuraiSentaiShinkenger''/''Series/PowerRangersSamurai'' gets us to five by going fire, water, wood, earth, and sky, with the female yellow Ranger getting earth while the male green Ranger gets wood. The SixthRanger's element is Light, which manifested in using a cellphone rather than brushstroke-derived powers.
** ''TensouSentaiGoseiger''/''PowerRangersMegaforce'' ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger''/''Series/PowerRangersMegaforce'' only has three: two for Sky, two for Land, and one for Sea. The SixthRanger can use all of the above.
29th Mar '16 11:25:44 AM GoldenKeyblade
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* ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'' lists the four elements as "smoke", "metal", "plastic", and "meat". In keeping with the game's motif of [[ArcNumber "four and one"]] Zone 3 introduces an artificial element, Sugar, made through rather macabre means: [[spoiler:burning corpses, and filtering the smoke the right way]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'' lists the four elements as "smoke", "metal", "plastic", and "meat". In keeping with the game's motif of [[ArcNumber "four and one"]] one"]], Zone 3 introduces an artificial element, Sugar, made through rather macabre means: [[spoiler:burning corpses, and filtering the smoke the right way]].
29th Mar '16 11:25:13 AM GoldenKeyblade
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* ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'' has an artificial element, Sugar, made through rather macabre means: [[spoiler:burning corpses, and filtering the smoke the right way]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'' has lists the four elements as "smoke", "metal", "plastic", and "meat". In keeping with the game's motif of [[ArcNumber "four and one"]] Zone 3 introduces an artificial element, Sugar, made through rather macabre means: [[spoiler:burning corpses, and filtering the smoke the right way]].
6th Jan '16 12:16:01 PM Willbyr
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** Interestingly enough, Almighty is not necessarily a literal FIFTH element per se, as there are other elements which could qualify as a fifth and sixth element. Most of the games in the MegaTen universe include {{Light|EmUp}} and [[CastingAShadow Dark]] elemental spells in the form of "Hama" and "Mudo", who, despite the fact that they function as [[OneHitKO instant kill]] spells, are still classed as Elements since enemies can be weak to these spells. ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' even includes the [[DishingOutDirt Earth]] element.

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** Interestingly enough, Almighty is not necessarily a literal FIFTH element per se, as there are other elements which could qualify as a fifth and sixth element. Most of the games in the MegaTen Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei universe include {{Light|EmUp}} and [[CastingAShadow Dark]] elemental spells in the form of "Hama" and "Mudo", who, despite the fact that they function as [[OneHitKO instant kill]] spells, are still classed as Elements since enemies can be weak to these spells. ''VideoGame/DigitalDevilSaga'' even includes the [[DishingOutDirt Earth]] element.
10th Dec '15 6:11:11 PM Vidus
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* Sailor Moon in [[Franchise/SailorMoon BSSM]]. Mercury is Water/Ice, Mars is Fire, Jupiter is Electricity/Wood, and Venus is Metal. There are plots points about her not actually having powers but it's actually [[HeartIsAnAwesomePower Healing]]. Monsters are obliterated with her purifying effects and humans are restored to their natural state. More impressively she befriends and converts villains just by talking to them.
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