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2nd Jun '16 9:52:45 AM lavendermintrose
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* Mikoto Suoh, the Red King in ''Anime/{{K}}'' does this, for himself and for [[spoiler: the Blue King, when they have a discussion in the end]].
29th May '16 5:17:47 AM Doug86
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* Pyro does this often in the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' comics and adaptations.

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* Pyro does this often in the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'' ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics and adaptations.



* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] by Pyro in the [[{{Film/X-Men}} X-Men movies]]. He can control but not conjure flames, so he always keeps an actual cigarette lighter handy.

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* [[InvertedTrope Inverted]] by Pyro in the [[{{Film/X-Men}} [[Film/XMen X-Men movies]]. He can control but not conjure flames, so he always keeps an actual cigarette lighter handy.
4th May '16 7:49:20 AM Piando
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* Fan depictions of Fujiwara no Mokou from ''Franchise/{{Touhou}}'' often show her lighting cigarettes in this manner.

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* Fan depictions of Fujiwara no Mokou from ''Franchise/{{Touhou}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' often show her lighting cigarettes in this manner.
20th Jan '16 8:29:37 AM Willbyr
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* Recca does this a few times near the beginning of ''FlameOfRecca''.

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* Recca does this a few times near the beginning of ''FlameOfRecca''.''Manga/FlameOfRecca''.



* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', Setsuna simply created a tongue of flame at the end of her finger tip. A true example would be Negi blinding her by combining his snap with light magic while he was under the effects of the world tree.

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* In ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', Setsuna simply created a tongue of flame at the end of her finger tip. A true example would be Negi blinding her by combining his snap with light magic while he was under the effects of the world tree.



* {{Toriko}} lights his [[SmokingIsCool cigar tree branch]] this way. No, he doesn't have fire or any other supernatural powers besides absurd strength. Yes, he's that awesome.
* Alberto the Shockwave from ''GiantRobo'' likes to light his cigars this way.

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* {{Toriko}} Manga/{{Toriko}} lights his [[SmokingIsCool cigar tree branch]] this way. No, he doesn't have fire or any other supernatural powers besides absurd strength. Yes, he's that awesome.
* Alberto the Shockwave from ''GiantRobo'' ''Manga/GiantRobo'' likes to light his cigars this way.
8th Jan '16 7:11:11 PM nombretomado
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** Parodied on ''SpittingImage'' in a sketch where UsefulNotes/JohnMajor is advertising a gas cooker. His first finger-click does nothing. His second sets fire to the kitchen.

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** Parodied on ''SpittingImage'' ''Series/SpittingImage'' in a sketch where UsefulNotes/JohnMajor is advertising a gas cooker. His first finger-click does nothing. His second sets fire to the kitchen.
8th Jan '16 6:41:25 PM nombretomado
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* Yubaba from ''SpiritedAway'' lights a cigarette this way while coolly threatening to roast Chihiro's parents-turned-to-pigs for her bathhouse guests' dinner.

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* Yubaba from ''SpiritedAway'' ''Anime/SpiritedAway'' lights a cigarette this way while coolly threatening to roast Chihiro's parents-turned-to-pigs for her bathhouse guests' dinner.
8th Nov '15 8:41:28 PM nombretomado
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* Also a frequent magic trick is dipping one's hand in a precise mixture of alcohol and water and then lighting it on fire with a hidden spark. When done right, the water evaporates, keeping the hand cool. Although, as RichardFeynman noted, any hair on the back of your hands will act like wicks and prevent the water from properly cooling the flame.

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* Also a frequent magic trick is dipping one's hand in a precise mixture of alcohol and water and then lighting it on fire with a hidden spark. When done right, the water evaporates, keeping the hand cool. Although, as RichardFeynman UsefulNotes/RichardFeynman noted, any hair on the back of your hands will act like wicks and prevent the water from properly cooling the flame.
11th Oct '15 7:49:58 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the graphic novel [[TheRedStar Red Star]], the soldiers consider it good luck for a sorceress to light their cigarettes this way.

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* In the graphic novel [[TheRedStar Red Star]], ''ComicBook/TheRedStar'', the soldiers consider it good luck for a sorceress to light their cigarettes this way.
26th Sep '15 2:15:29 AM Morgenthaler
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16th Aug '15 9:30:01 AM TrevMUN
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* The Human Torch of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' is also prone to this, and literally lit someone else's cigarette - to their great surprise - this way.

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* The Human Torch of the ''ComicBook/FantasticFour'' is also prone to this, and literally lit someone else's cigarette - to cigarette--to their great surprise - this surprise--this way.



* After possessed Julie in ''Comicbook/DarkmanVsArmyOfDarkness'' resurrects Darkman's arch nemesis Durant, she lits his cigar by snapping her fingers.

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* After possessed Julie in ''Comicbook/DarkmanVsArmyOfDarkness'' resurrects Darkman's arch nemesis Durant, she lits lights his cigar by snapping her fingers.



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* ''Film/{{Warlock}}'' (1989). The title character does this a couple of times, including generating a green flame to heat up some food and red flames while performing a magical ritual.

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* ''Film/{{Warlock}}'' (1989). The title In the 1989 film ''Film/{{Warlock}}'', the titular character does this a couple of times, including times--from generating a green flame to heat up some food and to creating red flames while performing a magical ritual.



[[folder: Folklore, Mythology, and Religion]]
* Shiva's top left hand as a symbol of cosmic destruction is depicted as doing this when Shiva is portrayed as Nataraja (Lord of Dance). Shiva Nataraja is also wreathed in an [[PowerGlow aura of flame]] for the same reason.
* The Archangel Uriel is frequently depicted holding a flame in his left hand.
* In folklore of the Hawaiian Islands, the goddess Pele sometimes masquerades as a humble hitchhiker who only asks for a ride up the mountain, and asks for a cigarette. She then lights the cigarette with a snap of her fingers - and vanishes.

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[[folder: Folklore, Mythology, and Religion]]
* Shiva's top left hand as a symbol of cosmic destruction is depicted as doing this when Shiva is portrayed as Nataraja (Lord of Dance). Shiva Nataraja is also wreathed in an [[PowerGlow aura of flame]] for the same reason.
* The Archangel Uriel is frequently depicted holding a flame in his left hand.
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* In folklore of the Hawaiian Islands, the goddess Pele sometimes masquerades as a humble hitchhiker who only asks for a ride up the mountain, and asks for a cigarette. She then lights the cigarette with a snap of her fingers - and fingers--and vanishes.



* Used by Sergej Luk'yanenko - enraged Anton doesn't actually notice that a fireball forms in his palm, so he just incinerates a bowl of rice because he already has the spell readied.

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* Used by Sergej Luk'yanenko - At one point in the''Literature/TwilightWatch'' series, an enraged Anton doesn't actually notice that Gorodetsky subconsciously forms a fireball forms in his palm, so he just incinerates hands while attempting to cook a bowl of rice rice. He winds up incinerating the bowl because he already has had the spell readied.



* Kryten the android lights a cigar with a flame from his index finger in the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Bodyswap". This was apparently a difficult and uncomfortable trick for the actor to achieve, involving pipes and cables running across the floor and up through the costume -- and not made any easier or more comfortable by the fact that the script called for him to be knee-deep in water at the time. The scene was then deleted from the finished episode, therefore making all the effort and suffering for nothing. To further add insult to injury, the footage has since gone missing and was unable to be included on the DVD.
* Somewhere in season two of ''Series/{{Roswell}}'', Michael provides a literal Finger Snap Lighter to prove to a discharged army veteren that he was one of the aliens he saved while still on active duty.
* Referenced in the opening sequence of ''Series/ImprovHeavenAndHell'' - one of the hosts (Canadian improv duo "The Devil's Advocates") demonstrated his ability to do this to light his cigarette; the other tried several times unsuccessfully, even going so far as to stick his hand in an open flame, only to finally succeed and set his whole arm alight. The first host grins at the camera and displays a small lighter hidden in his palm.

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* Kryten the android lights a cigar with a flame from his index finger in the ''Series/RedDwarf'' episode "Bodyswap". This was apparently a difficult and uncomfortable trick for the actor to achieve, involving pipes and cables running across the floor and up through the costume -- and costume--and not made any easier or more comfortable by the fact that the script called for him to be knee-deep in water at the time. The scene was then deleted from the finished episode, therefore making all the effort and suffering for nothing. To further add insult to injury, the footage has since gone missing and was unable to be included on the DVD.
* Somewhere in season two of ''Series/{{Roswell}}'', Michael provides a literal Finger Snap Lighter to prove to a discharged army veteren veteran that he was one of the aliens he saved while still on active duty.
* Referenced in the opening sequence of ''Series/ImprovHeavenAndHell'' - one ''Series/ImprovHeavenAndHell''--one of the hosts (Canadian improv duo "The Devil's Advocates") demonstrated his ability to do this to light his cigarette; the other tried several times unsuccessfully, even going so far as to stick his hand in an open flame, only to finally succeed and set his whole arm alight. The first host grins at the camera and displays a small lighter hidden in his palm.



[[folder: Religion]]
* Shiva's top left hand as a symbol of cosmic destruction is depicted as doing this when Shiva is portrayed as Nataraja (Lord of Dance). Shiva Nataraja is also wreathed in an [[PowerGlow aura of flame]] for the same reason.
* The Archangel Uriel is frequently depicted holding a flame in his left hand.
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* The default animation for the flashfire power in ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' has the character casually snapping their fingers to set a 10x10 foot area of ground on fire.

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* The default animation for the flashfire Flashfire power in ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' has the character casually snapping their fingers to set a 10x10 foot area of ground on fire.



* Pyromancers in ''VideoGame/TreeOfSavior'' do this when casting Flare, which causes affected targets to explode into flames.



* Arcane casters are always drawn this way in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' - and in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' manuals, for that matter.

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* Arcane casters are always drawn this way in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'' - and ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''--and in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' manuals, for that matter.



* ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'': This is a staple of any sufficiently tough person of the fire element. Specifically done by Azurai and Cliff (although Azurai technically used his breath, but it was sufficiently BadAss to work).

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* ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'': This In ''Webcomic/SlightlyDamned'', this technique is a staple of any sufficiently tough person of the fire element. Specifically done by Azurai and Cliff (although Azurai technically used his breath, but it was sufficiently BadAss to work).



* It's possible to do this by flicking your fingernail forcefully over a strike-anywhere match. Just be sure not get any burning phosphorous under your fingernail...

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* It's possible to do this by flicking your fingernail forcefully over a strike-anywhere match. Just be sure not get any burning phosphorous [[{{Fingore}} under your fingernail...fingernail]] ...
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