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19th Apr '16 8:51:27 PM DeisTheAlcano
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** Sue: Air. She has the power to become invisible and can make the air exert horse, like the wind.

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** Sue: Air. She has the power to become invisible and can make the air exert horse, force, like the wind.



* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' often use this setup with their {{Five Man Band}}s, though with a fifth member it's a little loose with who the resident "Earth" Ranger is: the combination of elements is usually Fire/Water/Air/Earth/Wood (''Kakuranger'', ''Shinkenger''/''Samurai'') or Fire/Water/Air/Wood/Lightning (''Gingaman'', ''Magiranger''/''Mystic Horse'').

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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' often use this setup with their {{Five Man Band}}s, though with a fifth member it's a little loose with who the resident "Earth" Ranger is: the combination of elements is usually Fire/Water/Air/Earth/Wood (''Kakuranger'', ''Shinkenger''/''Samurai'') or Fire/Water/Air/Wood/Lightning (''Gingaman'', ''Magiranger''/''Mystic Horse'').Force'').



* ''VideoGame/RomancingSaGa'' has 4 Elemental Lords; beings that embody the elements: Pyrix (Fire), Adyllis (Earth), Strom (Water), and Avi (Air). Fighting them is optional; however, [[spoiler: failing their Ecology Quests horses you to fight a corrupted yet stronger version of them]].

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* ''VideoGame/RomancingSaGa'' has 4 Elemental Lords; beings that embody the elements: Pyrix (Fire), Adyllis (Earth), Strom (Water), and Avi (Air). Fighting them is optional; however, [[spoiler: failing their Ecology Quests horses forces you to fight a corrupted yet stronger version of them]].



* The four Spaaaaaace Pirate leader bosses in VideoGame/SuperMetroid are associated with the four elements. They are the following; Draygon (water), Kraid (earth), Phantoon (air), and Ridley (fire). Draygon is fought [[UnderwaterBossFight underwater]], Kraid is the only of them who is fighting from the ground, plus he spits rocks at you, and while both Phantoon and Ridley are airborne and attacks with fireballs, Phantoon can turn invisible, and Ridley has his lair inside the fiery [[LethalLavaLand Norfair]].

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* The four Spaaaaaace Space Pirate leader bosses in VideoGame/SuperMetroid ''VideoGame/SuperMetroid'' are associated with the four elements. They are the following; Draygon (water), Kraid (earth), Phantoon (air), and Ridley (fire). Draygon is fought [[UnderwaterBossFight underwater]], Kraid is the only of them who is fighting from the ground, plus he spits rocks at you, and while both Phantoon and Ridley are airborne and attacks with fireballs, Phantoon can turn invisible, and Ridley has his lair inside the fiery [[LethalLavaLand Norfair]].



* Electromagnetism, gravity, and strong and weak nuclear horses are the four fundamental forces in particle physics.

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* Electromagnetism, gravity, and strong and weak nuclear horses forces are the four fundamental forces in particle physics.
3rd Apr '16 3:08:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''ActionLeagueNow'': The Flesh represents Earth (has strength far surpassing an ordinary Chuck-o-mation character), Thunder Girl represents Air (her super ability is flight), Stinky Diver represents Water (he's a scubadiver, no doubt), and Meltman represents Fire (what else but fire, or Heat, to have givin him his melted form?).

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* ''ActionLeagueNow'': ''WesternAnimation/ActionLeagueNow'': The Flesh represents Earth (has strength far surpassing an ordinary Chuck-o-mation character), Thunder Girl represents Air (her super ability is flight), Stinky Diver represents Water (he's a scubadiver, no doubt), and Meltman represents Fire (what else but fire, or Heat, to have givin him his melted form?).



* ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': The five members have the powers of earth, fire, wind, water, and... [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway heart]].

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* ''CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': ''WesternAnimation/CaptainPlanetAndThePlaneteers'': The five members have the powers of earth, fire, wind, water, and... [[WhatKindOfLamePowerIsHeartAnyway heart]].
21st Feb '16 4:35:31 AM BloodyRoseofHell
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** Sue: Air. She has the power to become invisible and can make the air exert force, like the wind.

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** Sue: Air. She has the power to become invisible and can make the air exert force, horse, like the wind.



* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' often use this setup with their {{Five Man Band}}s, though with a fifth member it's a little loose with who the resident "Earth" Ranger is: the combination of elements is usually Fire/Water/Air/Earth/Wood (''Kakuranger'', ''Shinkenger''/''Samurai'') or Fire/Water/Air/Wood/Lightning (''Gingaman'', ''Magiranger''/''Mystic Force'').

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* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' often use this setup with their {{Five Man Band}}s, though with a fifth member it's a little loose with who the resident "Earth" Ranger is: the combination of elements is usually Fire/Water/Air/Earth/Wood (''Kakuranger'', ''Shinkenger''/''Samurai'') or Fire/Water/Air/Wood/Lightning (''Gingaman'', ''Magiranger''/''Mystic Force'').Horse'').



* ''VideoGame/RomancingSaGa'' has 4 Elemental Lords; beings that embody the elements: Pyrix (Fire), Adyllis (Earth), Strom (Water), and Avi (Air). Fighting them is optional; however, [[spoiler: failing their Ecology Quests forces you to fight a corrupted yet stronger version of them]].

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* ''VideoGame/RomancingSaGa'' has 4 Elemental Lords; beings that embody the elements: Pyrix (Fire), Adyllis (Earth), Strom (Water), and Avi (Air). Fighting them is optional; however, [[spoiler: failing their Ecology Quests forces horses you to fight a corrupted yet stronger version of them]].



* The four Space Pirate leader bosses in VideoGame/SuperMetroid are associated with the four elements. They are the following; Draygon (water), Kraid (earth), Phantoon (air), and Ridley (fire). Draygon is fought [[UnderwaterBossFight underwater]], Kraid is the only of them who is fighting from the ground, plus he spits rocks at you, and while both Phantoon and Ridley are airborne and attacks with fireballs, Phantoon can turn invisible, and Ridley has his lair inside the fiery [[LethalLavaLand Norfair]].

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* The four Space Spaaaaaace Pirate leader bosses in VideoGame/SuperMetroid are associated with the four elements. They are the following; Draygon (water), Kraid (earth), Phantoon (air), and Ridley (fire). Draygon is fought [[UnderwaterBossFight underwater]], Kraid is the only of them who is fighting from the ground, plus he spits rocks at you, and while both Phantoon and Ridley are airborne and attacks with fireballs, Phantoon can turn invisible, and Ridley has his lair inside the fiery [[LethalLavaLand Norfair]].



* Electromagnetism, gravity, and strong and weak nuclear forces are the four fundamental forces in particle physics.

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* Electromagnetism, gravity, and strong and weak nuclear forces horses are the four fundamental forces in particle physics.
14th Feb '16 6:44:09 AM OctoDojo
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* The four Space Pirate leader bosses in VideoGame/SuperMetroid are associated with the four elements. They are the following; Draygon (water), Kraid (earth), Phantoon (air), and Ridley (fire). Draygon is fought [[UnderwaterBossFight underwater]], Kraid is the only of them who is fighting from the ground, plus he spits rocks at you, and while both Phantoon and Ridley are airborne and attacks with fireballs, Phantoon can turn invisible, and Ridley has his lair inside the fiery [[LethalLavaLand Norfair]].
21st Jan '16 6:43:53 PM DarkMask
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' There are the Auditio, also known as The Cardinal Virtues, which are angelic physical representation of Divine Will, but also are each associated with one of the four Western elements. They act as major antagonists in the game, working in ensemble with the BigBad, and include; Fortitudo, Cardinal Virtue of Fortitude and the [[PlayingWithFire Bringer of Flame]], Temperantia, Cardinal Virtue of Temperance and [[BlowYouAway Manipulator of Wind]], Sapientia, Cardinal Virtue of Prudence and [[MakingASplash Controller of Seas]], and Iustitia, Cardinal Virtue of Justice and [[LifeEnergy Giver of Life]] ([[AllThereInTheManual who represents Earth]]).

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* In ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' There there are the Auditio, also known as The Cardinal Virtues, which are angelic physical representation representations of Divine Will, but also are each associated with one of the four Western elements. They act as major antagonists in the game, working in ensemble with the BigBad, and include; Fortitudo, Cardinal Virtue of Fortitude and the [[PlayingWithFire Bringer of Flame]], Temperantia, Cardinal Virtue of Temperance and [[BlowYouAway Manipulator of Wind]], Sapientia, Cardinal Virtue of Prudence and [[MakingASplash Controller of Seas]], and Iustitia, Cardinal Virtue of Justice and [[LifeEnergy Giver of Life]] ([[AllThereInTheManual who represents Earth]]).
21st Jan '16 6:43:03 PM DarkMask
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* In ''{{VideoGame/Bayonetta}}'' There are the Auditio, also known as The Cardinal Virtues, which are angelic physical representation of Divine Will, but also are each associated with one of the four Western elements. They act as major antagonists in the game, working in ensemble with the BigBad, and include; Fortitudo, Cardinal Virtue of Fortitude and the [[PlayingWithFire Bringer of Flame]], Temperantia, Cardinal Virtue of Temperance and [[BlowYouAway Manipulator of Wind]], Sapientia, Cardinal Virtue of Prudence and [[MakingASplash Controller of Seas]], and Iustitia, Cardinal Virtue of Justice and [[LifeEnergy Giver of Life]] ([[AllThereInTheManual who represents Earth]]).
1st Dec '15 8:50:10 AM HighCrate
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** Ben: Earth. In addition to being [[MightyGlacier super-strong and resilient]] like rock, his appearance is similar to that of a golem.

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** Ben: Earth. In addition to being [[MightyGlacier super-strong [[SuperStrength super-strong]] and [[SuperToughness resilient]] like rock, his appearance is similar to that of a golem.
28th Nov '15 8:21:42 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' has the Four Swords of Power. Clarent is the sword of Fire, Excalibur of Ice/Water, Durendal as Earth and Joyeuse as Air. The twins also intend to learn each of the four Elemental magics though only Sophie ends up learning them all and Josh only learns Fire, Water and Air.

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* ''TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' ''Literature/TheSecretsOfTheImmortalNicholasFlamel'' has the Four Swords of Power. Clarent is the sword of Fire, Excalibur of Ice/Water, Durendal as Earth and Joyeuse as Air. The twins also intend to learn each of the four Elemental magics though only Sophie ends up learning them all and Josh only learns Fire, Water and Air.
20th Nov '15 11:39:55 AM Bassball_Batman
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* God's Right Seat from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' follows this trope with Vento of the Front, Terra of the Left, Acqua of the Back, and Fiamma of the Right.



* ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' starts out with the trio of Cure Flora, Cure Mermaid and Cure Twinkle representing, respectively, [[LandSeaSky land, sea and sky]], and halfway through the story adds Cure Scarlet, representing fire.



* God's Right Seat from ''LightNovel/ACertainMagicalIndex'' follows this trope with Vento of the Front, Terra of the Left, Acqua of the Back, and Fiamma of the Right.



* ''Anime/GoPrincessPrettyCure'' starts out with the trio of Cure Flora, Cure Mermaid and Cure Twinkle representing, respectively, [[LandSeaSky land, sea and sky]], and halfway through the story adds Cure Scarlet, representing fire.



* The ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7509661/1/Unmentionable Unmentionable]]'' has elemental auras as a subplot and how they work with each other; Tara is Earth and Willow is Air, while Buffy is Fire and Spike is Water.



* The ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' fic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/7509661/1/Unmentionable Unmentionable]]'' has elemental auras as a subplot and how they work with each other; Tara is Earth and Willow is Air, while Buffy is Fire and Spike is Water.



** Earth:[[spoiler:Reordan is buried in Blackwood's dirt-filled coffin after being killed.]]
** Water:[[spoiler:Sir Thomas is [[DeadlyBath drowned in his bath]] when when Blackwood sneaks a paralytic chemical into it.]]
** Fire:[[spoiler:Standish is [[KillItWithFire burned to death]] when his pistol backfires.]]
** Air:[[spoiler:Everyone in Parliament is nearly [[DeadlyGas killed by poison gas]]. Instead, Blackwood ends up hanging himself.]]
** [[ViewersAreGeniuses This is never mentioned, at all.]] Presumably they wanted to be careful around [[Film/AngelsAndDemons another recent movie that had coincidentally pulled exactly the same trick.]]
** Additionally, [[spoiler:the elements are paired with their opposites for each murder.]]
*** Earth:[[spoiler:Reordan is BuriedAlive and dies from a lack of air.]]
*** Water:[[spoiler:Sir Thomas dies submerged in water that is heated by fire.]]
*** Fire:[[spoiler:Standish is immolated by fire, hastened by the fact that he was soaked in a chemical he took to be water.]]
*** Air:[[spoiler:Parliament would have been killed by poison gas pumped in from beneath the earth.]]

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** Earth:[[spoiler:Reordan is buried in Blackwood's dirt-filled coffin after being killed.]]
killed]].
** Water:[[spoiler:Sir Thomas is [[DeadlyBath drowned in his bath]] when when Blackwood sneaks a paralytic chemical into it.]]
it]].
** Fire:[[spoiler:Standish is [[KillItWithFire burned to death]] when his pistol backfires.]]
backfires]].
** Air:[[spoiler:Everyone in Parliament is nearly [[DeadlyGas killed by poison gas]]. Instead, Blackwood ends up hanging himself.]]
himself]].
** [[ViewersAreGeniuses This is never mentioned, at all.]] all]]. Presumably they wanted to be careful around [[Film/AngelsAndDemons another recent movie that had coincidentally pulled exactly the same trick.]]
trick]].
** Additionally, [[spoiler:the elements are paired with their opposites for each murder.]]
murder]].
*** Earth:[[spoiler:Reordan is BuriedAlive and dies from a lack of air.]]
air]].
*** Water:[[spoiler:Sir Thomas dies submerged in water that is heated by fire.]]
fire]].
*** Fire:[[spoiler:Standish is immolated by fire, hastened by the fact that he was soaked in a chemical he took to be water.]]
water]].
*** Air:[[spoiler:Parliament would have been killed by poison gas pumped in from beneath the earth.]]earth]].



* Mercedes Lackey's ''Literature/ElementalMasters'' series, exactly as it says on the tin.



* Mercedes Lackey's ''Literature/ElementalMasters'' series, exactly as it says on the tin.



* ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog'': "Fire within me! Earth beneath me! Air above me! Water around me!"
** "[[SixthRanger Forest before me!]]"
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' often use this setup with their {{Five Man Band}}s, though with a fifth member it's a little loose with who the resident "Earth" Ranger is: the combination of elements is usually Fire/Water/Air/Earth/Wood (''Kakuranger'', ''Shinkenger''/''Samurai'') or Fire/Water/Air/Wood/Lightning (''Gingaman'', ''Magiranger''/''Mystic Force'').



* ''Series/TheMysticKnightsOfTirNaNog'': "Fire within me! Earth beneath me! Air above me! Water around me!"
** "[[SixthRanger Forest before me!]]"
* ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' and ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' often use this setup with their {{Five Man Band}}s, though with a fifth member it's a little loose with who the resident "Earth" Ranger is: the combination of elements is usually Fire/Water/Air/Earth/Wood (''Kakuranger'', ''Shinkenger''/''Samurai'') or Fire/Water/Air/Wood/Lightning (''Gingaman'', ''Magiranger''/''Mystic Force'').



* In Mozart's Magic Flute the hero & heroine undergo ordeals of Earth, Fire, and Water; Air seems to be missing, until you realize that the Flute itself is a wind instrument.



* In Mozart's Magic Flute the hero & heroine undergo ordeals of Earth, Fire, and Water; Air seems to be missing, until you realize that the Flute itself is a wind instrument.



* ''VideoGame/ShounenKinindenTsumuji'' has the five dark ninjas represented by an element in their boss fights. (Fire, Water, Earth, Wind, and Metal).



* ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}'' gives you access to earth, fire, water, and wind type elements each with their own properties[[note]]Earth revives plants, fire melts ice and burns wood, water extinguishes flames, and wind smashes rocks[[/note]]. You also get solar as the default attack, lunar which expends no energy but inflicts no damage, and dark which is reserved for the NewGamePlus. It only gets [[UpToEleven more complicated in the sequels]].
* In VideoGame/BraveFrontier, four of the six elements (Fire, Water, Earth and Thunder), forms a variant of this ensemble, where they form an [[ElementalRockPaperScissors elemental wheel]].



* In ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', the elements of the world of HeavyMetal are Fire, Noise, Blood and Metal.



* In both ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' games, each of your party members maps to a specific element, and they characters of each element in the original and the sequel even ''look'' alike. [[spoiler: But when you get access to the first game's characters in the sequel, you can put together parties of whatever you like]].
** Continued in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'', where you eventually end up with two party members for each element as in ''The Lost Age''.



* In both ''VideoGame/GoldenSun'' games, each of your party members maps to a specific element, and they characters of each element in the original and the sequel even ''look'' alike. [[spoiler: But when you get access to the first game's characters in the sequel, you can put together parties of whatever you like.]]
** Continued in ''VideoGame/GoldenSunDarkDawn'', where you eventually end up with two party members for each element as in ''The Lost Age''.
* ''VideoGame/RomancingSaGa'' has 4 Elemental Lords; beings that embody the elements: Pyrix (Fire), Adyllis (Earth), Strom (Water), and Avi (Air). Fighting them is optional; however, [[spoiler: failing their Ecology Quests forces you to fight a corrupted yet stronger version of them]].
* The Elemental Lords/Masou Kishin robots in the ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series uses the classic formation of Earth-Wind-Water-Fire. There's Cybuster (Wind), Granveil (Fire), Goddess (Water) and Zamzeed (Earth). These are the highest order of the elemental robots, there's tons more lesser robots corresponding to those elements too.



* ''TotalAnnihilationKingdoms'': The four factions and their monarch are base on the four elements they have control over. Elsin of Aramon-earth, Kirenna of Veruna-water, Lokken of Taros-fire, Thirsha of Zhon-air.
* ''VideoGame/WrathUnleashed'': The four factions and their leaders Aenna water demigoddess, Epothos fire demigod, Durlock earth demigod, and Helamis air demigoddess.



* ''VideoGame/RomancingSaGa'' has 4 Elemental Lords; beings that embody the elements: Pyrix (Fire), Adyllis (Earth), Strom (Water), and Avi (Air). Fighting them is optional; however, [[spoiler: failing their Ecology Quests forces you to fight a corrupted yet stronger version of them]].
* ''VideoGame/ShounenKinindenTsumuji'' has the five dark ninjas represented by an element in their boss fights. (Fire, Water, Earth, Wind, and Metal).



* ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}'' gives you access to earth, fire, water, and wind type elements each with their own properties[[note]]Earth revives plants, fire melts ice and burns wood, water extinguishes flames, and wind smashes rocks[[/note]]. You also get solar as the default attack, lunar which expends no energy but inflicts no damage, and dark which is reserved for the NewGamePlus. It only gets [[UpToEleven more complicated in the sequels]].
* In ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'', the elements of the world of HeavyMetal are Fire, Noise, Blood and Metal.
* In VideoGame/BraveFrontier, four of the six elements (Fire, Water, Earth and Thunder), forms a variant of this ensemble, where they form an [[ElementalRockPaperScissors elemental wheel]].

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* ''VideoGame/{{Boktai}}'' gives you access to earth, fire, water, and wind type elements each with their own properties[[note]]Earth revives plants, fire melts ice and burns wood, water extinguishes flames, and wind smashes rocks[[/note]]. You also get solar as the default attack, lunar which expends no energy but inflicts no damage, and dark which is reserved for the NewGamePlus. It only gets [[UpToEleven more complicated The Elemental Lords/Masou Kishin robots in the sequels]].
* In ''VideoGame/BrutalLegend'',
''VideoGame/SuperRobotWars'' series uses the elements classic formation of Earth-Wind-Water-Fire. There's Cybuster (Wind), Granveil (Fire), Goddess (Water) and Zamzeed (Earth). These are the highest order of the world of HeavyMetal are Fire, Noise, Blood and Metal.
* In VideoGame/BraveFrontier, four of the six elements (Fire, Water, Earth and Thunder), forms a variant of this ensemble, where they form an [[ElementalRockPaperScissors
elemental wheel]].robots, there's tons more lesser robots corresponding to those elements too.
* ''TotalAnnihilationKingdoms'': The four factions and their monarch are base on the four elements they have control over. Elsin of Aramon-earth, Kirenna of Veruna-water, Lokken of Taros-fire, Thirsha of Zhon-air.
* ''VideoGame/WrathUnleashed'': The four factions and their leaders Aenna water demigoddess, Epothos fire demigod, Durlock earth demigod, and Helamis air demigoddess.



* ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'': Zach: Earth (very connected to his family, very literally grounded, augmented strength, LawfulGood leader), Shane: Water (shapeshifter, friends with dolphins, names his horse after a sea god), Niko: Fire (FieryRedhead, psionic blasts), Doc: Air (Air is the element of ideas, communication, and bullshit - and he's well-stocked on all three)

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* ''[[WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers Galaxy Rangers]]'': ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGalaxyRangers'': Zach: Earth (very connected to his family, very literally grounded, augmented strength, LawfulGood leader), Shane: Water (shapeshifter, friends with dolphins, names his horse after a sea god), Niko: Fire (FieryRedhead, psionic blasts), Doc: Air (Air is the element of ideas, communication, and bullshit - and he's well-stocked on all three)



* It may not be intentional but in ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' the sectors seem to reflect the elements. The desert sector is fire, the ice sector is water, the mountain sector is air and the forest sector is earth. In fact sector 5 could be considered the aether.



* It may not be intentional but in ''WesternAnimation/CodeLyoko'' the sectors seem to reflect the elements. The desert sector is fire, the ice sector is water, the mountain sector is air and the forest sector is earth. In fact sector 5 could be considered the aether.
16th Nov '15 4:47:55 PM eroock
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* ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' the 4 murders in the movie can be categorized by this, the midget who worked for Blackwood was buried alive in his coffin, Sir Thomas drowned in his own bathtub, the American ambassador was immolated, and finally Blackwood plans to kill everyone in the parliament by releasing poison in the air.

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* The four murders in ''Film/SherlockHolmes'' the 4 murders in the movie can be categorized planned by this, the midget who worked for Blackwood was correspond to the four classical elements:
** Earth:[[spoiler:Reordan is
buried alive in his coffin, Sir Blackwood's dirt-filled coffin after being killed.]]
** Water:[[spoiler:Sir
Thomas is [[DeadlyBath drowned in his own bathtub, the American ambassador was immolated, and finally bath]] when when Blackwood plans sneaks a paralytic chemical into it.]]
** Fire:[[spoiler:Standish is [[KillItWithFire burned
to kill everyone death]] when his pistol backfires.]]
** Air:[[spoiler:Everyone
in the parliament Parliament is nearly [[DeadlyGas killed by releasing poison in gas]]. Instead, Blackwood ends up hanging himself.]]
** [[ViewersAreGeniuses This is never mentioned, at all.]] Presumably they wanted to be careful around [[Film/AngelsAndDemons another recent movie that had coincidentally pulled exactly
the air. same trick.]]
** Additionally, [[spoiler:the elements are paired with their opposites for each murder.]]
*** Earth:[[spoiler:Reordan is BuriedAlive and dies from a lack of air.]]
*** Water:[[spoiler:Sir Thomas dies submerged in water that is heated by fire.]]
*** Fire:[[spoiler:Standish is immolated by fire, hastened by the fact that he was soaked in a chemical he took to be water.]]
*** Air:[[spoiler:Parliament would have been killed by poison gas pumped in from beneath the earth.]]
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