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16th Jul '16 10:49:00 PM Theriocephalus
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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Rotom is a being made of electrical energy and is an Electric/Ghost type. It can enter and possess electric appliances and can even use these forms in battle. Its typing changes depending on what it inhabits.

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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' Rotom is a being made of electrical energy and is an Electric/Ghost type. It can enter and possess electric appliances and can even use these forms in battle. Its typing changes depending on what it inhabits.



* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' Amy Wong once tried to set up Leela with M-5438, an entity of pure energy from another dimension that, according to Bender, is "[[AmbiguouslyGay big on musical theater]], if you know what I mean".
** Another ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' episode had Melllvar (yes, that's spelled correctly), an energy being who was the living embodiment of the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' {{Fanboy}} stereotype, and was keeping the original cast alive on its planet. Melllvar borrows mostly from the energy being in the [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Original Series]] episode "Metamorphosis", who had fallen in love with Zefram Cochrane and was keeping him alive and young on its planet.
** In "A Clockwork Origin", nano-bots planted in a lifeless planet by the Professor undergo MechanicalEvolution overnight, each day being a different [[EvolutionaryLevels level]]. And the stage right after the "20th Century human civilization" analogue is this.

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In ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' "[[Recap/FuturamaS1E4LovesLaborsLostInSpace Love's Labors Lost In Space]]" Amy Wong once tried to set up Leela up with M-5438, an entity of pure energy from another dimension that, according to Bender, is "[[AmbiguouslyGay big on musical theater]], if you know what I mean".
** Another ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'' The episode "[[FuturamaS4E11WhereNoFanHasGoneBefore Where No Fan Has Gone Before]]" had Melllvar (yes, that's spelled correctly), an energy being who was the living embodiment of the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' {{Fanboy}} stereotype, and was keeping the original cast alive on its planet. Melllvar borrows mostly from the energy being in the Star Trek's [[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Original Series]] episode "Metamorphosis", who had fallen in love with Zefram Cochrane and was keeping him alive and young on its planet.
** In "A "[[Recap/FuturamaS6E9AClockworkOrigin A Clockwork Origin", Origin]]", nano-bots planted in a lifeless planet by the Professor undergo MechanicalEvolution overnight, each day being a different [[EvolutionaryLevels level]]. And the stage right after the "20th Century human civilization" analogue is this.
1st Jul '16 2:37:59 PM margdean56
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* In ''[[Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons CaptainScarlet]]'', the alien Mysterons who are at war with Earth are seen only as rings of purposefully-moving light.

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* In ''[[Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons CaptainScarlet]]'', Captain Scarlet]]'', the alien Mysterons who are at war with Earth are seen only as rings of purposefully-moving light.
1st Jul '16 2:36:34 PM margdean56
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* The Feyori from 'Literature/TheirsNotToReasonWhy'', who live for thousands of years and play intricate games using matter-based sentients as pieces.

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* The Feyori from 'Literature/TheirsNotToReasonWhy'', ''Literature/TheirsNotToReasonWhy'', who live for thousands of years and play intricate games using matter-based sentients as pieces.
1st Jul '16 2:32:09 PM margdean56
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* The eponymous character of Stephan King's ''Literature/{{It}}'' generally is portrayed as you cannot grasp the true form. The closest the human mind can come appears in the climax, as a [[spoiler: A giant Spider.]] When [[spoiler: Stuttering Bill initiates the Ritual of Chud, "It" flings him through It's mind into a "Darkness beyond the universe", towards where It's true form resides as a swirling mass of Orange Light.]]
* In ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy'' by Creator/CSLewis, the ''eldils'' are essentially Judeo-Christian angels, or their cousins. They are imperceptible energy beings whose forms exist on a radically different wavelength than ours -- for them, gaseous matter doesn't exist, and liquids and solids are gaseous, so the planets of the Solar system are just clouds. To them, light itself is the water through which they swim, and the Sun is their wellspring. "Visiting" a planet means moving into one of those moving clouds and then keeping pace with its orbit to maintain the appearance of standing still, while using some sort of projection to interact with wispy, ephemeral creatures they cannot fully see (ie: ''us'').

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* The eponymous character of Stephan King's ''Literature/{{It}}'' generally is portrayed as you cannot grasp the true form. YouCannotGraspTheTrueForm. The closest the human mind can come appears in the climax, as a [[spoiler: A a giant Spider.]] When [[spoiler: Stuttering Bill initiates the Ritual of Chud, "It" flings him through It's mind into a "Darkness beyond the universe", towards where It's true form resides as a swirling mass of Orange Light.]]
* In ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy'' by Creator/CSLewis, the ''eldils'' are essentially Judeo-Christian angels, or their cousins. They are imperceptible energy beings whose forms exist on a radically different wavelength than ours -- for them, gaseous matter doesn't exist, and liquids and solids are gaseous, so the planets of the Solar system are just clouds. To them, light itself is the water through which they swim, and the Sun is their wellspring. "Visiting" a planet means moving into one of those moving clouds and then keeping pace with its orbit to maintain the appearance of standing still, while using some sort of projection to interact with wispy, ephemeral creatures they cannot fully see (ie: (i.e.: ''us'').
30th Jun '16 7:28:48 PM nombretomado
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* The members (read: entire species) of the evil Brotherhood of Makuta from ''{{Bionicle}}'' have [[EvolutionaryLevels evolved past]] the need of physical bodies. They still need a shell or armor of some kind however, or said energy will disperse, killing them. Still, being made of energy gives them plenty of abilities, like being able to move into other bodies; and mind-control people with their energies. They have also padded their armor with Protosteel, since there's no body that needs space anymore. This made a painful experience for the Makuta Icarax, as he [[spoiler:was devolved into his biomechanical form again by the Mask of Life, making his armor way too small to fit his reformed organs.]]

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* The members (read: entire species) of the evil Brotherhood of Makuta from ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' have [[EvolutionaryLevels evolved past]] the need of physical bodies. They still need a shell or armor of some kind however, or said energy will disperse, killing them. Still, being made of energy gives them plenty of abilities, like being able to move into other bodies; and mind-control people with their energies. They have also padded their armor with Protosteel, since there's no body that needs space anymore. This made a painful experience for the Makuta Icarax, as he [[spoiler:was devolved into his biomechanical form again by the Mask of Life, making his armor way too small to fit his reformed organs.]]
12th Jun '16 2:02:53 AM Chabal2
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** Doomsday was once defeated by a species whose royal family sacrificed themselves to become a being of pure energy which Doomsday was entirely defenseless against. Unfortunately, they didn't destroy his body, and when it was recovered and woke up, Doomsday was now immune to energy attacks as well, as the former victors discovered to their horror.
10th Jun '16 9:44:37 AM PDL
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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Rotom is a being made of electrical energy and is an Electric/Ghost type. It can enter and possess electric appliances and can even use these forms in battle. Its typing changes depending on what it inhabits.
8th Jun '16 11:12:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Peter F. Hamilton's ''NightsDawnTrilogy'' features the energy-based hive mind Ly-Cilph, whose evolutionary history the author spends a few pages summarizing. The antagonists of the series, [[spoiler: body-snatching souls invading from TheNothingAfterDeath]], also seem to be made of energy.

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* Peter F. Hamilton's ''NightsDawnTrilogy'' ''Literature/NightsDawnTrilogy'' features the energy-based hive mind Ly-Cilph, whose evolutionary history the author spends a few pages summarizing. The antagonists of the series, [[spoiler: body-snatching souls invading from TheNothingAfterDeath]], also seem to be made of energy.



* ''HisDarkMaterials'' presents its [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] as something akin to Energy Beings, being made of a sentient particle known as Dust, which is analogous to RL's dark matter/energy, instead of organic materials. Needless to say that, lacking a truly solid form, they are usually very prone to die.

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* ''HisDarkMaterials'' ''Literature/HisDarkMaterials'' presents its [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]] as something akin to Energy Beings, being made of a sentient particle known as Dust, which is analogous to RL's dark matter/energy, instead of organic materials. Needless to say that, lacking a truly solid form, they are usually very prone to die.



* The {{Precursors}} from ArthurCClarke's ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' fit into the description, having somehow [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence woven themselves]] into the very fabric of space-time. [[spoiler:The protagonist of the first novel/film also becomes one of these due to the aliens' interference.]]

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* The {{Precursors}} from ArthurCClarke's ''TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' Creator/ArthurCClarke's ''Literature/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' fit into the description, having somehow [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence woven themselves]] into the very fabric of space-time. [[spoiler:The protagonist of the first novel/film also becomes one of these due to the aliens' interference.]]
6th Jun '16 2:53:52 AM thatmadork
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', the big risk that comes with toying with Jump Drive technology is the risk of opening a portal to another dimension, populated by strange beings known simply as The Unbidden. And they see a galaxy full of living things filled with energy themselves as a gigantic all-you-can-eat buffet.
-->''"... prey..."''
22nd Apr '16 2:40:26 PM KamenRiderOokalf
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They may often be used as a way to represent [[OurGodsAreDifferent gods]], [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]], [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence the afterlife]], and similar subjects without dealing with the religious connotations normally attached to them.

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They may often be used as a way to represent [[OurGodsAreDifferent gods]], [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/OurAngelsAreDifferent [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angels]], [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence the afterlife]], and similar subjects without dealing with the religious connotations normally attached to them.
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