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12th Jun '18 1:37:36 PM bitemytail
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->'''[[OldMaster Genkai]]:''' Hm... I think I've seen this technique before...
->'''Botan:''' You mean like Shorin might have [[PowerCopying stolen that technique from some psychic]]?
->'''Genkai:''' No that's not it. I'm just saying he's throwing fireballs. [[UndeadHorseTrope It's a very cliche anime technique]].

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->'''[[OldMaster Genkai]]:''' ->'''Genkai:''' Hm... I think I've seen this technique before...
->'''Botan:''' You mean like Shorin might have [[PowerCopying stolen that technique from some psychic]]?
psychic?
->'''Genkai:''' No that's not it. I'm just saying he's throwing fireballs. [[UndeadHorseTrope It's a very cliche anime technique]].technique.
14th May '18 12:25:09 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* An old trick not seen much in shows later than 1998, [[Wrestling/EdFarhat the original Sheik]], Wrestling/JerryLawler and Wrestling/JimCornette all did it. The closest thing to a famous post Wrestling/{{WCW}} example would be Wrestling/{{Kane}}, though even then he did it rarely after the demise of said company. It is more popular in some regions than others, such as El Mega Triple Campeon de Wrestling/{{AAA}} throwing fireballs around Mexico and the Caribbean but not making much mark in the continental USA, where his use of them in Wrestling/WrestlingSocietyX killed the promotion's tv deal when it upset MTV executives. The effects of a fireball range from burn marks to {{temporary blindness}} to [[ManOnFire instant blazes]]. They are considered [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty a cheat during matches]] but can be used for "heroic" actions in other circumstances, such as when a baby {{face}} is cornered by multiple enemies or protecting a charge.[[/folder]]

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* An old trick not seen much in shows later than 1998, [[Wrestling/EdFarhat the original Sheik]], Wrestling/JerryLawler and Wrestling/JimCornette all did it. The closest thing to a famous post Wrestling/{{WCW}} example would be Wrestling/{{Kane}}, though even then he did it rarely after the demise of said the company. It is more popular in some regions than others, such as El Mega Triple Campeon de Wrestling/{{AAA}} throwing fireballs around Mexico and the Caribbean but not making much mark in the continental USA, where his use of them in Wrestling/WrestlingSocietyX killed the promotion's tv deal when it upset MTV executives. The effects of a fireball range from burn marks to {{temporary blindness}} to [[ManOnFire instant blazes]]. They are considered [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty a cheat during matches]] but can be used for "heroic" actions in other circumstances, such as when a baby {{face}} is cornered by multiple enemies or protecting a charge.[[/folder]]
14th May '18 12:23:58 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* A common spell in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and various other games. D&D's fireball is actually a bit different: the spell shoots a "glowing, pea-sized bead" that explodes upon impact into a gigantic sphere of flame (the actual "fireball"), doing nasty damage over a twenty-foot radius, making it the first ranged AOE damage spell that Magic Users can cast. There's also Flaming Sphere, a 10' wide ball of fire that rolled around on the ground at the caster's will. And then there's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Delayed Blast Fireball]] and [[SpamAttack Meteor Swarm]]. Non-core improvements include things like Fallion's Fabulous Fireball (runs a programmed path, like blaster launcher in ''{{VideoGame/XCOM}}'').
** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' added a few more variations, such as Teleport Fireball or Symkalr's Forest (does not affect plant matter) / Friendly (e.g. don't burn elves) / Unfriendly (e.g. burn only orcs) / Deathbane (undead-only, but bypassing usual fire protections) Fireball spells that all cause the same damage as a basic fireball, but snuffs any fires they created.

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* A common ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'': Fireball is a signature spell in ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' and various other games. D&D's fireball is actually a bit different: carried over into all editions of the game. the spell shoots a "glowing, pea-sized bead" that explodes upon impact into a gigantic sphere of flame (the actual "fireball"), doing nasty damage over a twenty-foot radius, making it the first ranged AOE damage spell that Magic Users can cast. There's also Flaming Sphere, a 10' wide ball of fire that rolled around on the ground at the caster's will. And then there's [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Delayed Blast Fireball]] and [[SpamAttack Meteor Swarm]]. Non-core improvements include things like Fallion's Fabulous Fireball (runs a programmed path, like blaster launcher in ''{{VideoGame/XCOM}}'').
** ''TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms'' added a few more variations, such as
path), Teleport Fireball or Symkalr's Forest (does not affect plant matter) / Friendly (e.g. don't burn elves) / Unfriendly (e.g. burn only orcs) / Deathbane (undead-only, but bypassing usual fire protections) Fireball spells that all cause the same damage as a basic fireball, but snuffs any fires they created.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has a fireball spell. It's the signature spell in it's lore, meaning any and all wizards using that law can have it.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer}}'' has a fireball spell. It's the signature spell in it's its lore, meaning any and all wizards using that law can have it.
29th Mar '18 9:17:24 PM nombretomado
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* VideoGame/MassEffect2: The [[MagicFromTechnology so called "Tech Power"]] Incinerate is this in all but name.
* The ''StarOcean'' series has this as a basic fire spell. At higher levels, it can split into 3 separate fireballs, dealing greater damage.

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* VideoGame/MassEffect2: ''VideoGame/MassEffect2'': The [[MagicFromTechnology so called "Tech Power"]] Incinerate is this in all but name.
* The ''StarOcean'' ''VideoGame/StarOcean'' series has this as a basic fire spell. At higher levels, it can split into 3 separate fireballs, dealing greater damage.
4th Dec '17 10:58:36 AM GM_3826
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** Of course her primary trademark attack is really just this on massive amounts of steroids...

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** Of course course, her primary trademark attack is really just this on massive amounts of steroids...steroids.
15th Oct '17 4:27:20 AM IndirectActiveTransport
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* An old trick not seen much in shows later than 1998, [[Wrestling/EdFarhat the original Sheik]], Wrestling/JerryLawler and Wrestling/JimCornette all did it. The closest thing to a famous post Wrestling/{{WCW}} example would be Wrestling/{{Kane}}, though even then he did it rarely after the demise of said company. It is more popular in some regions than others, such as El Mega Triple Campeon de Wrestling/{{AAA}} throwing fireballs around Mexico and the Caribbean but not making much mark in the continental USA, where his use of them in Wrestling/WrestlingSocietyX killed the promotion's tv deal when it upset MTV executives. The effects of a fireball range from burn marks to {{temporary blindness}} to instant blazes. They are considered [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty a cheat during matches]] but can be used for "heroic" actions in other circumstances, such as when a baby {{face}} is cornered by multiple enemies or protecting a charge.[[/folder]]

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* An old trick not seen much in shows later than 1998, [[Wrestling/EdFarhat the original Sheik]], Wrestling/JerryLawler and Wrestling/JimCornette all did it. The closest thing to a famous post Wrestling/{{WCW}} example would be Wrestling/{{Kane}}, though even then he did it rarely after the demise of said company. It is more popular in some regions than others, such as El Mega Triple Campeon de Wrestling/{{AAA}} throwing fireballs around Mexico and the Caribbean but not making much mark in the continental USA, where his use of them in Wrestling/WrestlingSocietyX killed the promotion's tv deal when it upset MTV executives. The effects of a fireball range from burn marks to {{temporary blindness}} to [[ManOnFire instant blazes.blazes]]. They are considered [[TryingToCatchMeFightingDirty a cheat during matches]] but can be used for "heroic" actions in other circumstances, such as when a baby {{face}} is cornered by multiple enemies or protecting a charge.[[/folder]]
12th Sep '17 9:11:29 AM SeptimusHeap
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* ''SuperMarioBros'': Just punch a brick ceiling, grab a flower half the size of your body, and change into white overalls. Or just blow it out of your mouth if you're a plant, a turtle or a dinosaur. (Some of these fireballs bounce along the ground, while others just drift through the air.) Fireball creatures known as Podoboos are also known to hang out in lava pits, and some of their cousins just float around in mid-air.

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* ''SuperMarioBros'': ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros'': Just punch a brick ceiling, grab a flower half the size of your body, and change into white overalls. Or just blow it out of your mouth if you're a plant, a turtle or a dinosaur. (Some of these fireballs bounce along the ground, while others just drift through the air.) Fireball creatures known as Podoboos are also known to hang out in lava pits, and some of their cousins just float around in mid-air.



* These show up as enemy projectiles in ''GunstarHeroes'', too.

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* These show up as enemy projectiles in ''GunstarHeroes'', ''VideoGame/GunstarHeroes'', too.



* While the famous Hadouken from ''StreetFighter'' is informally called a fireball, it really isn't; it's just a regular [[EnergyBall ball of ki]]. However, Ryu and Akuma can imbue their ki with fire with the Shakunetsu Hadouken (Scorching Hadouken).

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* While the famous Hadouken from ''StreetFighter'' ''VidieoGame/StreetFighter'' is informally called a fireball, it really isn't; it's just a regular [[EnergyBall ball of ki]]. However, Ryu and Akuma can imbue their ki with fire with the Shakunetsu Hadouken (Scorching Hadouken).



* The ''{{Metroid}}'' series has violas and multiviolas, which are fireball ''creatures''.

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* The ''{{Metroid}}'' ''VideoGame/{Metroid}}'' series has violas and multiviolas, which are fireball ''creatures''.
7th Sep '17 8:17:17 AM BeerBaron
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' gives you a fireball as a starting spell.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion'' ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** [[PlayingWithFire Fire-based magic]] is a staple of the Destruction school of magic throughout the series, [[ElementalPowers rounding out]] the FireIceLightning trio with [[AnIcePerson Frost]] and [[ShockAndAwe Shock]] magic. The most basic form of a ranged fire spell is a simple fireball. More powerful versions exist, giving the fireball greater damage and/or a larger AreaOfEffect explosion.
** In ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'', a simple Fireball spell (with a small AOE) is available for purchase in the FirstTown. Much more powerful versions can be acquired (or created) later.
** ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]''
gives you a fireball Fireball as a starting spell.
4th Aug '17 3:59:03 AM SeptimusHeap
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-->-- ''YuYuHakushoAbridged''

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-->-- ''YuYuHakushoAbridged''
''WebVideo/YuYuHakushoAbridged''
20th Jul '17 6:53:21 AM SeptimusHeap
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* Ace of ''OnePiece'' takes this to its biggest proportions in the fight with [[spoiler: Blackbeard.]]

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* Ace of ''OnePiece'' ''Franchise/OnePiece'' takes this to its biggest proportions in the fight with [[spoiler: Blackbeard.]]
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