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23rd Nov '16 3:48:56 PM tytoman
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* In Earth's gravity, the oxygen used by fire rises as it heats up, giving flames the pointed shape we're used to seeing. In low gravity, the gasses have nowhere to rise and form a spherical flame instead.
19th Nov '16 1:53:52 PM AsherTye
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** A more direct example is seen in Dhaslim's "Yoga Fire" where he spits a fireball that can engulf his opponent.
30th Oct '16 9:57:35 AM nombretomado
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* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=221550 Fireball]] was one of the first ''MagicTheGathering'' cards, notable for combining with a CastFromHitPoints card for a combo.
* An effective spell in ''{{GURPS}}: Magic'' that will set many things on fire. It gives access to the more powerful Explosive Fireball spell.

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* [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=221550 Fireball]] was one of the first ''MagicTheGathering'' ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' cards, notable for combining with a CastFromHitPoints card for a combo.
* An effective spell in ''{{GURPS}}: ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}}: Magic'' that will set many things on fire. It gives access to the more powerful Explosive Fireball spell.
12th Aug '16 8:00:30 PM nombretomado
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* {{Albion}} has them in the form of spells, as well as parts of dungeon traps and puzzles. When seeing them, the resident scientist is left wondering what holds them together and speculates that the planet is intentionally {{troll}}ing psysicits.

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* {{Albion}} ''VideoGame/{{Albion}}'' has them in the form of spells, as well as parts of dungeon traps and puzzles. When seeing them, the resident scientist is left wondering what holds them together and speculates that the planet is intentionally {{troll}}ing psysicits.
9th Aug '16 7:44:07 PM Ripburger
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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 ''{{X-Com}}'').

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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 ''{{X-Com}}'').''{{VideoGame/XCOM}}'').
28th Jul '16 3:17:46 AM Doug86
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* The fire-benders in AvatarTheLastAirbender and ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' can produce these, among other fire-manipulation tricks. They're usually emitted through the hands and feet during punches and kicks.

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* The fire-benders in AvatarTheLastAirbender ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'' and ''WesternAnimation/LegendOfKorra'' can produce these, among other fire-manipulation tricks. They're usually emitted through the hands and feet during punches and kicks.
24th Jul '16 2:41:35 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/BlackAndWhite'': There's the offensive Miracle 'Fireball'.
23rd Jul '16 2:39:17 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/BraveHeroYuusha'': Flickerflames have a Fireball spell.
3rd Jul '16 12:13:25 AM SatelliteBunny
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* Ball lightning is one of the least understood meteorological phenomena known to man. Essentially a ball of light that occurs during a thunder and or lightning storm, these little (or huge) buggers have been known about since antiquity. By the late twentieth century most of the scientific community had deemed ball lightning a myth, however the proliferation of color photography soon would prove the existence of phenomena and by the early 2000s with the advent and wide use of the internet and digital photography its existence was positively confirmed. Nobody knows exactly what the stuff is though, other than a ball of light with electric properties. They are semi-rare as whole: only a quarter of Americans surveyed have claimed to see it (must only claim to when prompted, as they don't initially report the sightings for fear of being deemed crazy or a liar). Its reported characteristics vary wildly-some times it can pass though people without out harming them, at other times they discharge massive amounts of electricity, even up to a normal lightning strike. Ball lightning can sometimes move erratically and swiftly but often seems to move slowly and lazily. These balls of light often seem to also be attracted to wires, electrical appliances, and metal. There are many theories as to what exactly ball lightning is, however ball lightning's rarity and unpredictably will likely mean that this phenomena will likely remain unexplained for several more years.

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* Ball lightning is one of the least understood meteorological phenomena known to man. Essentially a ball of light that occurs during a thunder and or lightning storm, these little (or huge) buggers have been known about since antiquity. By the late twentieth century most of the scientific community had deemed ball lightning a myth, however the proliferation of color photography soon would prove the existence of phenomena and by the early 2000s with the advent and wide use of the internet and digital photography its existence was positively confirmed. Nobody knows exactly what the stuff is though, other than a ball of light with electric properties. They are semi-rare as whole: only a quarter of Americans surveyed have claimed to see it (must only claim to when prompted, as they don't initially report the sightings for fear of being deemed crazy or a liar). Its reported characteristics vary wildly-some times it can pass though people without out harming them, at other times they discharge massive amounts of electricity, even up to a normal lightning strike. Ball lightning can sometimes move erratically and swiftly but often seems to move slowly and lazily. These balls of light often seem to also be attracted to wires, electrical appliances, and metal. There are many theories as to what exactly ball lightning is, however ball lightning's rarity and unpredictably will likely mean that this phenomena will likely remain unexplained for several more years.
30th May '16 4:45:07 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Wizard's Fire in ''TheSwordOfTruth'' series. Literally an enormous sphere of liquid fire, almost napalm-like.

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* Wizard's Fire in ''TheSwordOfTruth'' ''Literature/TheSwordOfTruth'' series. Literally an enormous sphere of liquid fire, almost napalm-like.
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