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7th Jul '16 10:15:00 AM Theriocephalus
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* Charmander and his evolutions from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' are clearly reptiles, based on the mythological Salamander for the first two states and a dragon for the final state.

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* ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'':
** The Fire-type
Charmander (which references this trope in its name) and his its evolutions from ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' are clearly reptiles, based on the mythological Salamander for the first two states and a dragon for the final state.state.
** Salandit, another Fire-type, is a lizard-like Pokémon with a pattern on its tail that resembles lava and generates flames when Salandit attacks, in addition to the Pokemon's name referencing this trope.
26th Apr '16 8:59:41 PM RichardSeven
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* The [[BritsWithBattleships British military]] used the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvis_Salamander Alvis Salamander]] as an off-road fire truck and airport crash tender.
30th Jan '16 5:29:36 PM nombretomado
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* The 1970s SuperFriends tie-in comic book featured a team of four elemental superheroes; the fire-powered member was called Salamander, and got his powers because he was possessed by a mythological salamander.

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* The 1970s SuperFriends ''{{WesternAnimation/Superfriends}}'' tie-in comic book featured a team of four elemental superheroes; the fire-powered member was called Salamander, and got his powers because he was possessed by a mythological salamander.
6th Nov '15 7:18:43 PM NoirGrimoir
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The trope is named after the salamander, a mythological animal depicted as a fire-breathing lizard or a wingless dragon. Nowaday, the name is given to a real animal who actually isn't a real reptile, but a small amphibian with a lizard-like shape. However, alchemists would often attribute them mystical properties, such as the ability to survive fire, or even extinguish it by the mere coldness or their blood. As a result, the legendary counterpart of the salamander stayed in the memory, and has been raised to the rank of ElementalEmbodiment of Fire.

The exact reason for all these stories and the length of times through which they survived is often theorized to be due to a behavior of Real Life Salamanders. Being amphibians, they seek lair in humid locals, like stacks of wood kept outdoors. People would then use that wood to make fires, which would wake the Salamanders and cause them to flee for their lives, leaving people convinced the creatures had been "birthed" by the flames through abiogenesis. As wood remained a primary source of heating for humans till the industrial revolutions, such events, though rare, would keep reoccurring, ensuring that the myths of the fiery Salamander would live on.

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The trope is named after the salamander, a mythological animal depicted as a fire-breathing lizard or a wingless dragon. Nowaday, Nowadays, the name is given to a real animal who actually isn't a real reptile, but a small amphibian with a lizard-like shape. However, alchemists would often attribute them mystical properties, such as the ability to survive fire, or even extinguish it by the mere coldness or their blood. As a result, the legendary counterpart of the salamander stayed in the memory, and has been raised to the rank of ElementalEmbodiment of Fire.

The exact reason for all these stories and the length of times through which they survived is often theorized to be due to a behavior of Real Life Salamanders. Being amphibians, they seek to lair in humid locals, locales, like stacks of wood kept outdoors. People would then use that wood to make fires, which would wake the Salamanders and cause them to flee for their lives, leaving people convinced the creatures had been "birthed" by the flames through abiogenesis. As wood remained a primary source of heating for humans till the industrial revolutions, such events, though rare, would keep reoccurring, ensuring that the myths of the fiery Salamander would live on.
10th Oct '15 6:17:59 PM WillKeaton
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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has a couple of creature cards that share the type of salamander, like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=6117 Scalding Salamander]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3458 Pyric Salamander]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4817 Flowstone Salamander]]. They all belong to the red color type most strongly connected to fire and have rather similar offensive abilities. There are also other fiery lizard type creatures, like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=19845 Lava Runner]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=289214 Bellows Lizard]].

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* ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' has a couple of creature cards that share the type of salamander, like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=6117 Scalding Salamander]], [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=3458 Pyric Salamander]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=4817 Flowstone Salamander]]. Salamander.]] They all belong to the red color type most strongly connected to fire and have rather similar offensive abilities. There are also other fiery lizard type creatures, like [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=19845 Lava Runner]] and [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=289214 Bellows Lizard]].
21st Sep '15 6:22:09 PM nombretomado
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* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', the successor to the eponymous game, [[NorseMythology ALfheim Online]], has a multitude of races, with the "Salamander" race being particularly adept with fire magic.

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* In ''LightNovel/SwordArtOnline'', the successor to the eponymous game, [[NorseMythology [[Myth/NorseMythology ALfheim Online]], has a multitude of races, with the "Salamander" race being particularly adept with fire magic.
25th Aug '15 12:30:10 PM WebQuail
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* Agnaktor from VideoGame/MonsterHunter is a giant, magma-spewing lizard/crocodilian.
21st Jul '15 2:50:06 PM Theriocephalus
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* {{Satan}} sometimes is portrayed as a Snake or a Dragon. Since [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Fire often is associated with Hell]]...

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* {{Satan}} sometimes is portrayed as a Snake snake or a Dragon. dragon. Since [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Fire fire often is associated with Hell]]...
22nd Jun '15 12:51:18 AM Lythande
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* The ''Literature/{{Lythande}}'' stories which cross over with Creator/{{Elizabeth Waters}}' character Eirthe Candlemaker include salamanders as ElementalEmbodiments of fire, including Alnath, who hangs out on Eirthe's wrist and seems to like Lythande. Some of the salamanders live in candles or fireplaces.

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* The ''Literature/{{Lythande}}'' stories which cross over with Creator/{{Elizabeth Waters}}' character Eirthe Candlemaker include salamanders as ElementalEmbodiments {{Elemental Embodiment}}s of fire, including Alnath, who hangs out on Eirthe's wrist and seems to like Lythande. Some of the salamanders live in candles or fireplaces.
22nd Jun '15 12:49:35 AM Lythande
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* The ''Literature/{{Lythande}}'' stories which cross over with Creator/{{Elizabeth Waters}}' character Eirthe Candlemaker include salamanders as ElementalEmbodiments of fire, including Alnath, who hangs out on Eirthe's wrist and seems to like Lythande. Some of the salamanders live in candles or fireplaces.
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