History Main / EpilepticFlashingLights

15th Mar '17 6:28:44 PM nombretomado
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* ''Kyokugen'', a doujin VerticalScrollingShooter for the {{MSX}}2, has a LimitBreak that causes severely eye-straining screen flashes.

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* ''Kyokugen'', a doujin VerticalScrollingShooter for the {{MSX}}2, {{UsefulNotes/MSX2}}, has a LimitBreak that causes severely eye-straining screen flashes.
12th Feb '17 8:58:15 PM cartoonfan945
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* The commercial for the Tac Light had a scene where the user demonstrates the product to shine a burglar and the light flashes repeatedly. Surprisingly, it still airs on televsion!

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** The actual stinger is that soon after the airing of the episode in question (which alone wasn't responsible for the total seizure count), several news outlets in Japan ''[[WhatAnIdiot aired the offending segement again]]'' as part of stories covering the incident, causing ''more'' seizures...

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** Even then, the pill missiles still would've caused the lights, regardless if Pikachu or another character would've stopped it.
** The actual stinger is that soon after the airing of the episode in question (which alone wasn't responsible for the total seizure count), several news outlets in Japan ''[[WhatAnIdiot aired the offending segement segment again]]'' as part of stories covering the incident, causing ''more'' seizures...
3rd Feb '17 7:48:43 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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Not in any way related to EpilepticTrees. Compare to PowerGlows, where light produces a positive effect, and GlowingEyesOfDoom, which implies imminent evil rather than imminent (self)destruction. See also BrownNote, RedAlert, TechnicolorDeath, StopMotionLighting and ThroatLight. May fall under SensoryAbuse. Subtrope of SensoryOverload. See aslo BlindingCameraFlash

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Not in any way related to EpilepticTrees. Compare to PowerGlows, where light produces a positive effect, and GlowingEyesOfDoom, which implies imminent evil rather than imminent (self)destruction. See also BrownNote, RedAlert, TechnicolorDeath, StopMotionLighting StopMotionLighting, BlindingCameraFlash, and ThroatLight. May fall under SensoryAbuse. Subtrope of SensoryOverload. See aslo BlindingCameraFlash\n
31st Jan '17 2:58:28 PM MajinAkuma
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* ''Manga/YuYuHakusho'': In episode 30, when Hiei uses his Ensatsu Kokuryu-ha, the screen flashes black and white repeatedly. Not that kind of black and white, but literally the colors black and white.
29th Jan '17 2:22:48 PM InvaderYoukoChan
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* ''Anime/AstroBoy'' uses this a lot, especially in the 1960s series: about every few minutes there will be a black-and-white strobe explosion.
15th Jan '17 1:10:48 PM megaman100
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Not in any way related to EpilepticTrees. Compare to PowerGlows, where light produces a positive effect, and GlowingEyesOfDoom, which implies imminent evil rather than imminent (self)destruction. See also BrownNote, RedAlert, TechnicolorDeath, StopMotionLighting and ThroatLight. May fall under SensoryAbuse. Subtrope of SensoryOverload.

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Not in any way related to EpilepticTrees. Compare to PowerGlows, where light produces a positive effect, and GlowingEyesOfDoom, which implies imminent evil rather than imminent (self)destruction. See also BrownNote, RedAlert, TechnicolorDeath, StopMotionLighting and ThroatLight. May fall under SensoryAbuse. Subtrope of SensoryOverload.
SensoryOverload. See aslo BlindingCameraFlash
7th Jan '17 6:59:47 PM vtarira
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* Invoked in ''Blog/ThingsMrWelchIsNoLongerAllowedToDoInAnRPG'':
--> 2231. The spell is called Dancing Lights, not Detect Epilepsy.
4th Jan '17 4:55:37 PM Prfnoff
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* In the UsefulNotes/SegaGenesis version of ''Crack Down''[[note]]not [[VideoGame/{{Crackdown}} that game]][[/note]], the entire screen flashes violently for a few seconds to indicate an exploding base, which would be less visually irritating if it didn't happen at the end of every level. (The arcade version did this a bit less obtrusively.)
2nd Jan '17 4:08:26 PM gjjones
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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' will forever be haunted by the ''[[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EP038 Digital Soldier Porygon]]'' incident. Episode 38 aired only once on December 16 1997 in Japan, and in the half-hour that it showed, 700 kids had seizures and had to be hospitalized. The episode was never aired anywhere else in the world, having been outright banned by Japanese law, and holds the [[NeverLiveItDown infamous world record]] of most seizures induced by a television show. As a result of this reputation, Porygon (and later, its evolutions, [=Porygon2=] and Porygon-Z) have never had a huge role in any episode since... which serves as little more than insult to injury, since it wasn't Porygon who set off the EpilepticFlashingLights, but ''[[TheHero Pikachu]]'', with his yellow and white flashing electricity, hitting the vaccine missiles that produced the seizure-inducing red and blue flashes. [[CluelessAesop Pikachu and his lightning attacks then proceeded to appear in]] ''[[CluelessAesop every]]'' [[CluelessAesop episode and movie since]]...

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' will forever be haunted by the ''[[http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/EP038 Digital Soldier Porygon]]'' incident. Episode 38 aired only once on December 16 1997 16, 1997, in Japan, and in the half-hour that it showed, 700 kids had seizures and had to be hospitalized. The episode was never aired anywhere else in the world, having been outright banned by Japanese law, and holds the [[NeverLiveItDown infamous world record]] of most seizures induced by a television show. As a result of this reputation, Porygon (and later, its evolutions, [=Porygon2=] and Porygon-Z) have never had a huge role in any episode since... which serves as little more than insult to injury, since it wasn't Porygon who set off the EpilepticFlashingLights, but ''[[TheHero Pikachu]]'', with his yellow and white flashing electricity, hitting the vaccine missiles that produced the seizure-inducing red and blue flashes. [[CluelessAesop Pikachu and his lightning attacks then proceeded to appear in]] ''[[CluelessAesop every]]'' [[CluelessAesop episode and movie since]]...



** The episode being banned entirely is also a bit of an overreaction, since changing the scene to remove the risk of seizures would be a very simple edit[[note]]Though some have argued that there were other times in the episode where other strobe effects were not that much better that didn't get as much attention, perhaps being why it wasn't just as simple of an edit.[[/note]] . Interestingly, after this episode aired the animators sprung into action and went back to edit the first 37 episode to make them free from flashing lights. Some of these carried over into the dub episodes. The "seizureific" versions were uploaded to the internet by the ''{{fansub}}'' group Pokemon-originals in April 2013.

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** The episode being banned entirely is also a bit of an overreaction, since changing the scene to remove the risk of seizures would be a very simple edit[[note]]Though some have argued that there were other times in the episode where other strobe effects were not that much better that didn't get as much attention, perhaps being why it wasn't just as simple of an edit.[[/note]] . Interestingly, after this episode aired the animators OLM sprung into action and went back to edit the first 37 episode to make them free from flashing lights. Some of these carried over into the dub episodes. The "seizureific" versions were uploaded to the internet by the ''{{fansub}}'' group Pokemon-originals in April 2013.



** Of course, many will cite the MOTD death scenes in Super S as actually being seizure inducing. Sailor Moon wasn't one to fall victim to the trope as it rarely did have any very intense sequences, but the red/white effect got to near Porygon-level danger.

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** Of course, many will cite the MOTD death scenes in Super S ''Super S'' as actually being seizure inducing. Sailor Moon ''Sailor Moon'' wasn't one to fall victim to the trope as it rarely did have any very intense sequences, but the red/white effect got to near Porygon-level danger.
28th Dec '16 10:12:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey" uses this in one shot when the gnome is singing. It's the reason the episode wasn't shown on CartoonNetwork and is only available on DVD.

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* ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls'' episode "See Me, Feel Me, Gnomey" uses this in one shot when the gnome is singing. It's the reason the episode wasn't shown on CartoonNetwork Creator/CartoonNetwork and is only available on DVD.
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