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25th Mar '16 6:59:26 AM Arivne
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The game has a long history with powerful rainbow spells. The weaker effects can blind or otherwise temporarily disable enemies, while the more powerful versions, the "prismatic" spells, have a separate effect for every color of the rainbow, ranging from very high damage (of three different elements) to instant death, being turned to stone, or being banished to another dimension. As every effect has to be resisted separately, this resulted in these spells being difficult to bypass and resist. 3.5 Edition has the Initiate of the Seven Veils, a set of magical prismatic veils and ''more'' rainbow spells. Also, the most powerful wizard isn't some battlemage throwing around fireballs - it's Rainbow Brite. This causes massive confusion amongst newbies, who expect the flashy fireballs to be more powerful than shooting rainbows and throwing glitter at people, when the reverse is invariably true - the strongest first level spell is generally agreed to be Color Spray (which shoots a rainbow of colors out to blind and stun enemies), the strongest second level spell Glitterdust (which blinds enemies and reveals hidden ones).

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''
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The game has a long history with powerful rainbow spells. The weaker effects can blind or otherwise temporarily disable enemies, while the more powerful versions, the "prismatic" spells, have a separate effect for every color of the rainbow, ranging from very high damage (of three different elements) to instant death, being turned to stone, or being banished to another dimension. As every effect has to be resisted separately, this resulted in these spells being difficult to bypass and resist. 3.5 Edition has the Initiate of the Seven Veils, a set of magical prismatic veils and ''more'' rainbow spells. Also, the most powerful wizard isn't some battlemage throwing around fireballs - it's Rainbow Brite. This causes massive confusion amongst newbies, who expect the flashy fireballs to be more powerful than shooting rainbows and throwing glitter at people, rainbows, when the reverse is invariably true - the strongest first level spell is generally agreed to be Color Spray (which shoots a rainbow of colors out to blind and stun enemies), enemies).
** ''Magazine/{{Dungeon}}'' magazine #45 adventure "Prism Keep". When
the strongest second level spell Glitterdust (which blinds enemies Rainbow Crystal is activated, a rainbow appears between the Crystal and reveals hidden ones).the castle floating overhead. The rainbow will take everyone in the area up to the castle.
25th Mar '16 6:54:24 AM Arivne
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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has a long history with powerful rainbow spells. The weaker effects can blind or otherwise temporarily disable enemies, while the more powerful versions, the "prismatic" spells, have a separate effect for every color of the rainbow, ranging from very high damage (of three different elements) to instant death, being turned to stone, or being banished to another dimension. As every effect has to be resisted separately, this resulted in these spells being difficult to bypass and resist. 3.5 Edition has the Initiate of the Seven Veils, a set of magical prismatic veils and ''more'' rainbow spells. Also, the most powerful wizard isn't some battlemage throwing around fireballs - it's Rainbow Brite. This causes massive confusion amongst newbies, who expect the flashy fireballs to be more powerful than shooting rainbows and throwing glitter at people, when the reverse is invariably true - the strongest first level spell is generally agreed to be Color Spray (which shoots a rainbow of colors out to blind and stun enemies), the strongest second level spell Glitterdust (which blinds enemies and reveals hidden ones). It also caused some confusion when, in 4th edition, the wizard and sorcerer classes were redefined to make them less redundant, making the sorcerer into the flashy striker who does lots of direct damage with elemental spells, removing them from wizards so they could concentrate fully on debuffing, which had been the way that they were strongest in the previous editions. Players who had never realized that direct damage wizards were bad compared to wizards who focused on disabling their foes rather than dealing down their hit points complained about wizards now being "underpowered" and not understanding why they had changed, when in reality they had -always- been controllers above all else and are one of the -strongest- classes in 4th edition.

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. The game has a long history with powerful rainbow spells. The weaker effects can blind or otherwise temporarily disable enemies, while the more powerful versions, the "prismatic" spells, have a separate effect for every color of the rainbow, ranging from very high damage (of three different elements) to instant death, being turned to stone, or being banished to another dimension. As every effect has to be resisted separately, this resulted in these spells being difficult to bypass and resist. 3.5 Edition has the Initiate of the Seven Veils, a set of magical prismatic veils and ''more'' rainbow spells. Also, the most powerful wizard isn't some battlemage throwing around fireballs - it's Rainbow Brite. This causes massive confusion amongst newbies, who expect the flashy fireballs to be more powerful than shooting rainbows and throwing glitter at people, when the reverse is invariably true - the strongest first level spell is generally agreed to be Color Spray (which shoots a rainbow of colors out to blind and stun enemies), the strongest second level spell Glitterdust (which blinds enemies and reveals hidden ones). It also caused some confusion when, in 4th edition, the wizard and sorcerer classes were redefined to make them less redundant, making the sorcerer into the flashy striker who does lots of direct damage with elemental spells, removing them from wizards so they could concentrate fully on debuffing, which had been the way that they were strongest in the previous editions. Players who had never realized that direct damage wizards were bad compared to wizards who focused on disabling their foes rather than dealing down their hit points complained about wizards now being "underpowered" and not understanding why they had changed, when in reality they had -always- been controllers above all else and are one of the -strongest- classes in 4th edition.
25th Mar '16 6:50:50 AM Arivne
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* [[https://polymathically.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/weekly-photo-challenge-plankton-rainbow/ This rainbow-themed exhibit at the Exploratorium]] demonstrates how plankton are affected by light.

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* [[https://polymathically.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/weekly-photo-challenge-plankton-rainbow/ This rainbow-themed exhibit at the Exploratorium]] demonstrates how plankton are affected by light.light.
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25th Mar '16 6:50:16 AM Arivne
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* The rainbow (specifically, the Rainbow Flag) is used most widely in the Western world as a symbol of gay pride.
-->'''Creator/DemetriMartin:''' I just think it's odd one group took refracted light. Pretty greedy, gay people.
* The Quechua people of Peru, better known as the Incas, use a rainbow flag (it used to be the personal flag of the Emperor).
* The symbol of Kopimi, an anti-copyright initiative.
* [[https://polymathically.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/weekly-photo-challenge-plankton-rainbow/ This rainbow-themed exhibit at the Exploratorium]] demonstrates how plankton are affected by light.



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* The rainbow (specifically, the Rainbow Flag) is used most widely in the Western world as a symbol of gay pride.
-->'''Creator/DemetriMartin:''' I just think it's odd one group took refracted light. Pretty greedy, gay people.
* The Quechua people of Peru, better known as the Incas, use a rainbow flag (it used to be the personal flag of the Emperor).
* The symbol of Kopimi, an anti-copyright initiative.
* [[https://polymathically.wordpress.com/2015/05/10/weekly-photo-challenge-plankton-rainbow/ This rainbow-themed exhibit at the Exploratorium]] demonstrates how plankton are affected by light.
12th Mar '16 6:23:33 AM Prfnoff
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* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' uses it in almost every transformation, and in the final episode when the spiral power goes off the charts!!!
* ''XamdLostMemories'': Many simple little energy bursts, among other things, are rainbow colored.

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* ''TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' ''Anime/TengenToppaGurrenLagann'' uses it in almost every transformation, and in the final episode when the spiral power goes off the charts!!!
* ''XamdLostMemories'': ''Anime/XamdLostMemories'': Many simple little energy bursts, among other things, are rainbow colored.
7th Mar '16 5:31:23 PM nombretomado
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* CareBears: The entire series seems to reek in terms of rainbows as decorations, traveling devices, energy, and for that matter, weapons.

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* CareBears: ''WesternAnimation/{{Care Bears|1980s}}'': The entire series seems to reek in terms of rainbows as decorations, traveling devices, energy, and for that matter, weapons.
24th Feb '16 5:48:47 PM MegaMarioMan
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* When a weapon in ''RatchetDeadlocked'' reaches [[AbsurdlyHighLevelCap level 99]] its attacks become rainbow coloured.

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* When a weapon in ''RatchetDeadlocked'' ''VideoGame/RatchetDeadlocked'' reaches [[AbsurdlyHighLevelCap level 99]] its attacks become rainbow coloured.
12th Feb '16 10:16:48 PM Gamermaster
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* Unlike everyone else ([[ColorCodedCharachters who's magic is only one color]]), [[CloneJesus Vivio]] from ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'' has rainbow colored magic, which InUniverse is known as [[GratuitousGerman Kaiserfarbe]] (Emperor Color).
3rd Feb '16 9:06:29 PM RAMChYLD
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** Up to the extreme with all incarnations of Cheer Bear, who's belly badge ''is'' a rainbow. Aside from that, several other bears like Best Friend Bear and Sweet Dreams Bear also has rainbows as part of their belly badge.

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** Up to the extreme with all incarnations of Cheer Bear, who's belly badge ''is'' a rainbow. Aside from that, several other bears like Best Friend Bear and Sweet Dreams Bear also has rainbows as part of their belly badge.
3rd Feb '16 7:48:20 PM RAMChYLD
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** ''WesternAnimation/CareBearsAdventuresInCareALot'': Remember what we said about the rainbow being Cheer Bear's belly badge? In this incarnation of the franchise she's the leader of the Care Bears.
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