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13th Nov '17 12:53:43 PM ZootyCutie94
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* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Mixels}}'', the [[ShockAndAwe Electroids]], being electric-based in their abilities, are able to use the purplish-blue electricity-holding parts of their bodies as flashlights.
28th Oct '17 1:47:40 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' has glass spheres with gemstones in the center infused with the titular Stormlight used as lamps, they provide a steadier light than oil lamps or candles, and can be easily recharged by leaving the spheres out in a [[HostileWeather highstorm]]. They are [[PracticalCurrency also used as money]], and so using them as light sources is seen as a sign of wealth.

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* ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'' has glass spheres with gemstones in the center infused with the titular Stormlight used as lamps, they provide a steadier light than oil lamps or candles, and can be easily recharged by leaving the spheres out in a [[HostileWeather highstorm]]. They are [[PracticalCurrency also used as money]], and so using them as light sources is seen as a sign of wealth. In [[AllThereInTheManual Arcanum Unbounded]], a scholar theorizes that this is at least partly due to the fact that the planet has a higher oxygen concentration than most worlds. While in modern times the people understand fire enough for it to be safe, in pre-history it was likely too dangerous to be used as a casual light source, leading to the ubiquity of the safer gemstones.
21st Sep '17 12:34:30 PM BeerBaron
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* There are a few spells in ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' that let you stick balls of light to walls or create a ball of light that follows you around.

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* There are a few ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series has several spells which generate temporary sources of light, typically classed in ''Videogame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim'' that let the [[MasterOfIllusion Illusion]] school of magic. Depending on the specific spell and the specific game you stick are playing, these balls of light may stick to walls you, float around and follow you, or create stick to a ball of light surface that follows you around.cast them at. The drawback of these spells is that using them will make it easier for enemies to detect you. Related are the Night Eye spells, which provide temporary InnateNightVision and do not have this drawback.
9th Sep '17 11:42:18 PM LummoxJR
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* ''Literature/{{Below}}'' has several magic sources of light. There's the daybreak spell, which creates a full artificial day. But spell lamps are this world's equivalent to the light bulb, made of enchanted scrap glass and fueled by liquid magic ''esen'' drawn through wire wicks, which cast white light like the sun. The party carries a few of these. [[DungeonCrawling The ruins]] contain a few self-replenishing lamps that have remained active for many centuries.
17th Aug '17 8:36:23 PM KZN02
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You can't expect all sorts of media to have flashlights, or other sources of light that runs on batteries, for characters to use in dark areas, so there's either {{HOllywood Torch}}es or the Fantastic Light Source to use. Perhaps its due to {{glowing gem}}s. Sometimes you can expect [[BioluminescenceIsCool luminescent flora and fungus]] in particular. Also the MundaneUtility of PowerGlows or those with [[LightEmUp Light]] ElementalPowers. Either way, it's almost always guaranteed to [[InfiniteFlashlight last indefinitely]].

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You can't expect all sorts of media to have flashlights, or other sources of light that runs on batteries, for characters to use in dark areas, so there's either {{HOllywood {{Hollywood Torch}}es or the Fantastic Light Source to use. Perhaps its due to {{glowing gem}}s. Sometimes you can expect [[BioluminescenceIsCool luminescent flora and fungus]] in particular. Also the MundaneUtility of PowerGlows or those with [[LightEmUp Light]] ElementalPowers. Either way, it's almost always guaranteed to [[InfiniteFlashlight last indefinitely]].
17th Aug '17 7:44:47 AM REV6Pilot
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You can't expect all sorts of media to have flashlights, or other sources of light that runs on batteries, for characters to use in dark areas, so there's either torches or the Fantastic Light Source to use. Almost guaranteed to [[InfiniteFlashlight last indefinitely]].

Perhaps its due to {{glowing gem}}s.

Sometimes you can expect [[BioluminescenceIsCool luminescent flora and fungus]] in particular.

Also the MundaneUtility of PowerGlows or those with [[LightEmUp Light]] ElementalPowers.

See HollywoodDarkness, for when no explanation is given for all the light on the scene.

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You can't expect all sorts of media to have flashlights, or other sources of light that runs on batteries, for characters to use in dark areas, so there's either torches {{HOllywood Torch}}es or the Fantastic Light Source to use. Almost guaranteed to [[InfiniteFlashlight last indefinitely]].

Perhaps its due to {{glowing gem}}s.

gem}}s. Sometimes you can expect [[BioluminescenceIsCool luminescent flora and fungus]] in particular.

particular. Also the MundaneUtility of PowerGlows or those with [[LightEmUp Light]] ElementalPowers.

ElementalPowers. Either way, it's almost always guaranteed to [[InfiniteFlashlight last indefinitely]].

See HollywoodDarkness, for when no explanation is given for all the light and visibility on the scene.



* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Wands can generate light with the Lumos spell. It's either allowed, or undetected, by the underage-magic-detecting Tracer due to either its simplicity or the ease for a Muggle to mistake it for an ordinary flashlight.
** Originally used by Dumbledore, and later by Ron Weasley, the Deluminator had the opposite effect: when activated, it took the light away from nearby sources. But those lights could be carried around and used to illuminate other dark places.

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Wands can generate light with the Lumos spell. It's either allowed, allowed or undetected, undetected by the underage-magic-detecting Tracer due to either its simplicity or the ease its nondescript nature: it's easy for a Muggle to mistake it the lit wand for an ordinary flashlight.
** Originally used by Dumbledore, and later by Ron Weasley, the The Deluminator had (or Put-Outer) device, one of Dumbledore's inventions, has the opposite effect: when activated, it took steals the light away from nearby sources. But those lights could sources[[note]]it doesn't have to be a dedicated light source either, as Ron once clicked it in a pub and the TV turned off[[/note]]. The trapped light can be carried around and used to illuminate other dark places.released as suspended balls of light.
31st May '17 8:33:33 PM nombretomado
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* Channelers in the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' can conjure spheres of light.

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* Channelers in the ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' can conjure spheres of light.
7th May '17 9:59:11 PM CnHGirl
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* ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'': [[PlantPerson Groot]] is shown to be able to release bio-luminescent spores from his body.
29th Jan '17 11:55:53 AM Malady
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Perhaps its due to {{glowing gem}}s.
23rd Jan '17 12:18:32 PM Morgenthaler
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* The ColdfireTrilogy has the Fire briefly wielded by Damian in the first book [[spoiler:before Calesta tricked Senzei intro drinking it, resulting in Senzei's death and the loss of the Fire]] and the coldfire wielded by the Hunter. The Fire was the last remaining sample of tamed solar fae bound to water with the prayers of thousands. Solar fae, unlike others, can only be tamed through massive collective effort and belief, and faith in the present is no longer strong enough to do so. It's a handy light source that is also anathema to any creature of the darkness. Coldfire is a "flame" that is as cold as true fire is hot (and just as dangerous) that gives off an eerie blue light. The Hunter wields a sword imbued with tamed fae that radiates coldfire as his weapon of choice.

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* The ColdfireTrilogy ''Literature/ColdfireTrilogy'' has the Fire briefly wielded by Damian in the first book [[spoiler:before Calesta tricked Senzei intro drinking it, resulting in Senzei's death and the loss of the Fire]] and the coldfire wielded by the Hunter. The Fire was the last remaining sample of tamed solar fae bound to water with the prayers of thousands. Solar fae, unlike others, can only be tamed through massive collective effort and belief, and faith in the present is no longer strong enough to do so. It's a handy light source that is also anathema to any creature of the darkness. Coldfire is a "flame" that is as cold as true fire is hot (and just as dangerous) that gives off an eerie blue light. The Hunter wields a sword imbued with tamed fae that radiates coldfire as his weapon of choice.
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