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20th Feb '17 7:17:44 AM FieryLion428
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* Azura of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', so much. She's a MysteriousWaif whom [[CanonName Corrin]] meets by a lake, empowers Corrin (who is by default male) with the dragonstone that lets him shapeshift, [[UndyingLoyalty always provides emotional support and advice for Corrin]], and is the one to inform everyone about the mystical kingdom of Valla. Her epitaph is even "Lady of the Lake".

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* Azura of ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates'', so much. She's a MysteriousWaif whom [[CanonName Corrin]] [[PlayerCharacter The Player]] meets by a lake, empowers Corrin (who is by default male) them with the a dragonstone that lets him them shapeshift, [[UndyingLoyalty always provides emotional support and advice for Corrin]], them]], and is the one to inform everyone about the [[spoiler:the mystical kingdom of Valla.Valla]]. Her epitaph is even "Lady of the Lake".
10th Dec '16 7:22:11 PM nombretomado
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* C.C. from ''CodeGeass'' gives TheProtagonist the eponymous Geass power. With the show's running theme of Arthurian myth and legend, she can easily be seen as a stand-in for the Lady of the Lake. In fact, a popular EpilepticTree suggested that she '''was''' the Lady, until it was {{Jossed}} in the second season.

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* C.C. from ''CodeGeass'' ''Anime/CodeGeass'' gives TheProtagonist the eponymous Geass power. With the show's running theme of Arthurian myth and legend, she can easily be seen as a stand-in for the Lady of the Lake. In fact, a popular EpilepticTree suggested that she '''was''' the Lady, until it was {{Jossed}} in the second season.
7th Dec '16 8:52:55 PM Eievie
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There is a saying that "Behind every great man there's a great woman", and this trope often follows this theme: The receiver tends to be a man, usually a mortal [[{{muggles}} muggle]], while the Enigmatic Empowering Entity tends to be female -- often a divine/supernatural female of mysterious origin and identity.

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There is a saying that "Behind every great man there's a great woman", woman," and this trope often follows this theme: The receiver tends to be a man, usually a mortal [[{{muggles}} muggle]], while the Enigmatic Empowering Entity tends to be female -- often a divine/supernatural female of mysterious origin and identity.



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6th Dec '16 7:39:05 PM DarkPhoenix94
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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has [[spoiler: the Phoenix, specifically Lily Potter after merging with the Phoenix to become the White Phoenix of the Crown]] serve as this to Harry until chapter 70 provides an InternalReveal of what she is, then chapter 78 provides another one of ''who'' she is and just why she's doing it. Partly. There are implied to be two motives in play: first, [[spoiler: Lily's desire to protect her son]] and second, [[spoiler: the Phoenix's]] motive for empowering him, which is implied to be part of a scheme cooked up by her and Doctor Strange to [[spoiler: prepare him to face down Thanos.]]
** Doctor Strange plays this role frequently, though usually with information. In a more direct sense, he [[spoiler: gives Carol the Green Lantern Ring]] in chapter 75 and neglects to mention what it really is.
24th Nov '16 12:44:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* The Lady of the Lake appears in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' as Freya, a young Druid girl who dies in the same episode she first appears, only to return as a spirit the following season and deliever Excalibur into Merlin's hands.

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* The Lady of the Lake appears in ''Series/{{Merlin}}'' ''Series/{{Merlin 2008}}'' as Freya, a young Druid girl who dies in the same episode she first appears, only to return as a spirit the following season and deliever Excalibur into Merlin's hands.



* Subverted and parodied in ''ArmedAndDangerous''. The Lady of the Pond exists in the universe, but when the heroes seek her out for her MacGuffin she takes so long to appear that [[TheLancer Jonesy]] starts skipping rocks in her pond out of boredom. His rock ends up beaning her by accident and gives her amnesia.

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* Subverted and parodied in ''ArmedAndDangerous''.''VideoGame/ArmedAndDangerous''. The Lady of the Pond exists in the universe, but when the heroes seek her out for her MacGuffin she takes so long to appear that [[TheLancer Jonesy]] starts skipping rocks in her pond out of boredom. His rock ends up beaning her by accident and gives her amnesia.
24th Nov '16 12:43:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* Warhammer's Bretonnians borrow heavily from Arthurian legend, alongside pretty much every other source of medieval chivalric archetypes going. As such their chief deity is The Lady of the Lake, whose favour they often pray for before battle (and it actually works, protecting them from ignoble enemy missile fire!) and whose magic Grail is the object of frequent Grail Quests for knights seeking the highest ranks of knighthood. The Lady's chief priestess is the mysterious sorceress Morgiana the Fey, who may or may not be a Wood Elf masquerading for her own people's benefit.

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* Warhammer's ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'': The Bretonnians borrow heavily from Arthurian legend, alongside pretty much every other source of medieval chivalric archetypes going. As such their chief deity is The Lady of the Lake, whose favour they often pray for before battle (and it actually works, protecting them from ignoble enemy missile fire!) and whose magic Grail is the object of frequent Grail Quests for knights seeking the highest ranks of knighthood. The Lady's chief priestess is the mysterious sorceress Morgiana the Fey, who may or may not be a Wood Elf masquerading for her own people's benefit.



* In ''{{Spamalot}}'', The Lady Of The Lake is one of the main characters of the musical. She is also a Cher impersonator.

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* In ''{{Spamalot}}'', ''Theatre/{{Spamalot}}'', The Lady Of The Lake is one of the main characters of the musical. She is also a Cher impersonator.
13th Nov '16 8:21:05 PM PaulA
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* ''Valis'': A rather weird example. In Creator/PhilipKDick's novel, an alien godlike being takes over the hero's mind and transmits to him messianic messages. Sadly, one of them wasn't, [[BeamMeUpScotty "Stop doing all that speed, Dick!"]]

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* ''Valis'': ''Literature/{{Valis}}'': A rather weird example. In Creator/PhilipKDick's novel, an alien godlike being takes over the hero's mind and transmits to him messianic messages. Sadly, one of them wasn't, [[BeamMeUpScotty "Stop doing all that speed, Dick!"]]
18th Sep '16 3:10:30 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''WorldOfWarcraft'': In Northrend, there's a lady in ''every'' lake. And yes, her job is to distribute swords.
* A very dark twist on this is in ''AlanWake'': The Dark Presence ''is'' [[spoiler: Cauldron Lake]], and takes on the form of [[spoiler: an old hag in a burial shroud.]]

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* Parodied in ''WorldOfWarcraft'': ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': In Northrend, there's a lady in ''every'' lake. And yes, her job is to distribute swords.
* A very dark twist on this is in ''AlanWake'': ''VideoGame/AlanWake'': The Dark Presence ''is'' [[spoiler: Cauldron Lake]], and takes on the form of [[spoiler: an old hag in a burial shroud.]]
22nd Aug '16 4:10:28 PM nombretomado
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* Sephrenia, in the ''{{Elenium}}'' trilogy by Creator/DavidEddings, turns out to be one of these. A side story (presented as a prologue to one of the three novels) gives the entwined history of the royal house of Elenia and the house of Sparhawk. Both the Elenian monarch and the current generation of Sparhawk wear a special diamond ring, which this story reveals was given to their ancestors by Sephrenia, who most likely was acting on the orders of the delightfully meddlesome Child-Goddess Aphrael. Notably, this revelation is provided for the reader only -- not to the characters.

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* Sephrenia, in the ''{{Elenium}}'' ''Literature/TheElenium'' trilogy by Creator/DavidEddings, turns out to be one of these. A side story (presented as a prologue to one of the three novels) gives the entwined history of the royal house of Elenia and the house of Sparhawk. Both the Elenian monarch and the current generation of Sparhawk wear a special diamond ring, which this story reveals was given to their ancestors by Sephrenia, who most likely was acting on the orders of the delightfully meddlesome Child-Goddess Aphrael. Notably, this revelation is provided for the reader only -- not to the characters.
13th Aug '16 8:37:55 PM nombretomado
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* This is what ultimately composes [[spoiler:Cosmos']] ThanatosGambit in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy''; [[spoiler:by siphoning out what remained of her power into the [[MineralMacGuffin crystals]] that her warriors had been collecting for their Destiny Odyssey storylines, she weakened herself enough for Chaos to take her down, but empowered her warriors enough to defeat him, too, and finally break the cycle... Unfortunately, it didn't quite work.]]

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* This is what ultimately composes [[spoiler:Cosmos']] ThanatosGambit in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy''; ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy''; [[spoiler:by siphoning out what remained of her power into the [[MineralMacGuffin crystals]] that her warriors had been collecting for their Destiny Odyssey storylines, she weakened herself enough for Chaos to take her down, but empowered her warriors enough to defeat him, too, and finally break the cycle... Unfortunately, it didn't quite work.]]
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