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10th May '17 8:15:21 PM georgefranks
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* In ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', the Doom Bell could be considered this [[spoiler: as when it is rung all but the Heterodyne Girl, the oldest and strongest of the citizens of Mechanicsburg, and one of the comic's love interests (Wulfenbach) collapse in a heap [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20111104#.WRPWf1K-Jp8 (this page and following)]] ]]
17th Mar '17 10:39:35 AM MagBas
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** And the [[TheDragon Witch-King]] sends up the [[HellIsThatNoise Great Signal]] from Minas Morgul to announce the onslaught of Mordor.

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** And the [[TheDragon Witch-King]] sends up the [[HellIsThatNoise Great Signal]] Signal from Minas Morgul to announce the onslaught of Mordor.
4th Jan '17 1:37:59 PM Leporidae
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* The battle on Scarif in Film/RogueOne definitely qualifies. The Rebels on the ground must transmit schematics for the Death Star to their support overhead, but this involves a number of dangerous, impossibly difficult, or[[SuicideMission flat out suicidal]] steps to accomplish. These include but are not limited to [[spoiler: bluffing their way through a checkpoint with a stolen ship, breaking into an enemy military installation, physically scaling a tower of archived information to retrieve the plans, distracting a small army of Stormtroopers with a handful of soldiers, running through a firefight to plug in a radio that will allow the Rebels to communicate with their aerial support, walking through another firefight to flip a "master switch," aligning the massive antennae atop the archives, and finally transmitting the schematics.]] The Rebels on the receiving end of the hail also have their work cut out for them, [[spoiler: participating in a space battle to distract the larger and vastly better armed Empire fleet while also attempting to destroy the planetary shield]].
5th Oct '16 10:58:10 PM rwe1138
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* ''Film/TheRock''. Goodspeed (Creator/NicholasCage) has to prove he accomplished the mission on Alcatraz (and that he's still alive) with a set of green flares, to prevent being vaporized by the [[NoKillLikeOverkill thermite airstrike]] sent as a failsafe. Problem is, he's currently busy dying from a nasty poison, and the [[BottledHeroicResolve antidote]] has complications of its own.

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* ''Film/TheRock''. Goodspeed (Creator/NicholasCage) (Creator/NicolasCage) has to prove he accomplished the mission on Alcatraz (and that he's still alive) with a set of green flares, to prevent being vaporized by the [[NoKillLikeOverkill thermite airstrike]] sent as a failsafe. Problem is, he's currently busy dying from a nasty poison, and the [[BottledHeroicResolve antidote]] has complications of its own.
2nd Sep '16 9:02:01 AM LordOfTheSword
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** After you slay your first dragon, [[spoiler:the Greybeards call you up to their mountaintop temple by demonstrating the power of The Voice: even from ''tens of miles away'' it packs enough force to be accompanied by ''deafening thunder!'']]

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** After you slay your first dragon, [[spoiler:the Greybeards call you up to their mountaintop temple by demonstrating the power of The Voice: even from ''tens ''dozens of miles away'' it packs enough force to be accompanied by ''deafening thunder!'']]
8th Jul '16 9:57:11 AM nighttrainfm
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the Warden and Alistair are tasked with lighting a massive signal fire on top of a tower to call reinforcements for King Cailan's battle. [[spoiler: However, once the signal's been lit, the leader of the reinforcements betrays you and Cailan is killed along with much of the army.]]

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'', the Warden and Alistair are tasked with lighting a massive signal fire on top of a tower to call reinforcements for King Cailan's battle. [[spoiler: However, once they're badly delayed by the signal's darkspawn. Once the signal has finally been lit, the leader of the reinforcements betrays you writes the battle off as a loss to save the remaining army and Cailan is killed along with much / or get rid of the army.Cailan.]]
5th Jun '16 4:29:03 PM skybox
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* Pretty much the ending to ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', where Mal sends a signal across the entirety of the Alliance that lays out the events that happened on Miranda.

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* Pretty much the ending to ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', where Mal sends [[spoiler:sends a signal across the entirety of the Alliance that lays out the events that happened on Miranda.Miranda]].
15th May '16 12:40:56 AM Perey
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** The warning beacons in the White Mountains being lit as warning to Southern Gondor. Gondor requests Rohan's help through the formal delivery of the Red Arrow.
** Boromir's horn-splitting call at the end of ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', which we later learn was heard by Faramir on the other side of Gondor.
** Even more epic is the Horn-call of Buckland. The mostly peaceful hobbits, who have no military, are able to jump up and organize in the middle of the night under the guidance of the returned hobbits, to defeat an army of Saruman's men in the Battle of Bywater, which is the turning point of the occupation of the Shire.

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** The warning beacons in the White Mountains being lit as warning to Southern Gondor. Rohan[[note]]Or just northern Gondor? The book isn't really clear on this point[[/note]]. Gondor also more formally requests Rohan's help through the formal delivery of the Red Arrow.
** Boromir's horn-splitting horn call at the end of ''The Fellowship of the Ring'', which we later learn was heard ([[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane maybe]]) by Faramir on the other side of Gondor.
many miles away.
** Even more epic is the Horn-call of Buckland. The Buckland, as delivered by Meriadoc. Like Boromir's horn, Merry's horn is said to always bring aid when blown: the mostly peaceful hobbits, who have no military, are able to jump up and organize in the middle of the night under the guidance of the returned hobbits, to defeat an army of Saruman's men in the Battle of Bywater, which is the turning point of the occupation of the Shire.



** The use of the Dark Mark as an Epic Hail is actually subverted in the fourth book, ''Goblet of Fire.'' At the Quidditch World Cup, it's a thirteenth-year reunion of former Death Eaters who have put on their old masks and are out tormenting Muggles and terorrizing their neighbors ForTheEvulz. But when a Death Eater who is actually ''serious'' about the cause takes a wand and casts the Dark Mark, the masked hooligans panic and flee -- they're not brave enough to face the actual repercussions of brandishing their old Master's symbol in the sky.

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** The use of the Dark Mark as an Epic Hail is actually subverted in the fourth book, ''Goblet of Fire.'' At the Quidditch World Cup, it's a thirteenth-year reunion of former Death Eaters who have put on their old masks and are out tormenting Muggles and terorrizing terrorizing their neighbors ForTheEvulz. But when a Death Eater who is actually ''serious'' about the cause takes a wand and casts the Dark Mark, the masked hooligans panic and flee -- they're not brave enough to face the actual repercussions of brandishing their old Master's symbol in the sky.
29th Nov '15 11:12:33 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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-->-- '''from ''Tuck'' by Creator/StephenRLawhead'''

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-->-- '''from ''Tuck'' by Creator/StephenRLawhead'''
Stephen R. Lawhead'''
29th Nov '15 7:26:56 AM Naoto_best_waifu
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