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21st May '17 9:45:07 AM Eddy1215
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[[caption-width-right:300:Before [[LightningCanDoAnything Quintessence]] came along, [[TheLeader Will]] got the short end of the stick.]]



** Water:[[spoiler:Sir Thomas is [[DeadlyBath drowned in his bath]] when when Blackwood sneaks a paralytic chemical into it]].

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** Water:[[spoiler:Sir Thomas is [[DeadlyBath drowned in his bath]] when when Blackwood sneaks a paralytic chemical into it]].












14th May '17 2:58:37 PM ElSquibbonator
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** According to WordOfGod, the Triwizard Tournament was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] going to have four tasks with each one based on a classical element. However, Rowling had difficulty coming up with tasks for all of them. In the end, the First Task combines air and fire while the Second Task is water and the Third Task is earth.

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** According to WordOfGod, the Triwizard Tournament was [[WhatCouldHaveBeen originally]] going to have four tasks with each one based on a classical element. However, Rowling had difficulty coming up with tasks for all of them. In the end, the First Task combines air and fire while the Second Task is water and the Third Task is earth.earth, giving the Tournament a LandSeaSky motif instead.
24th Apr '17 10:41:20 AM TheMightyHeptagon
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* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin 's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' saga, as hinted at in the title, plays a lot with elemental motifs. Though they're all over the series, Martin seems to have been inspired by Ice and Fire, the defining elemental forces of Myth/NorseMythology. To elaborate:
** The primary supernatural factions in the mythos (which generally stay separate from the political human factions) are all associated with different elements. There's the Children of the Forest (Earth), the Others (Ice), the Dragons (Fire), and R'hllor (Light). Assuming that the mysterious Drowned God has some basis in reality (as turns out to be the case with R'hllor), he's pretty clearly associated with Water.
** As the series rolls on, it gradually becomes clear that the two main protagonists of the MythArc are Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow. Daenerys is pretty clearly associated with Fire, as she command to command a trio of dragons, and plans to invade Westeros to take back her ancestral throne. Jon, her {{foil}}, is instead associated with Ice; he hails from the frozen North, he spends his days battling [[EvilIsDeathlyCold the icy Others]], his animal companion is a snow-white direwolf, and he's instead devoted to ''defending'' Westeros from invasion.

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* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin 's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' saga, as hinted at in the title, plays a lot with elemental motifs. Though they're all over the series, Martin seems to have been particularly inspired by Ice and Fire, the defining elemental forces of Myth/NorseMythology. To elaborate:
** The primary supernatural factions in the mythos (which generally stay separate from the political human factions) are all associated with different elements. There's the Children of the Forest (Earth), the Others (Ice), and the Dragons (Fire), (Fire).
** Westeros's various religions and deities, both old and new, have their own elemental associations. There are the Old Gods (Earth), the Drowned God (Water), the Seven (Air),
and R'hllor (Light). Assuming that (Fire). The Old Gods are classic pagan spirits who are said to be present in nature, and their worshippers communicate with them through trees; the mysterious Drowned God has some basis in reality (as turns out is a mysterious figure who is said to be dwell under the case with R'hllor), he's pretty clearly associated with Water.
sea; the Seven are distant figures who are said to dwell in the sky, and act as personifications of human virtues; and R'hllor is a fierce deity who commands his followers to burn heretics alive and built pyres for false idols.
** As the series rolls on, it gradually becomes clear that the two main protagonists of the MythArc are Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow. Daenerys is pretty clearly associated with Fire, as she command comes to command a trio of dragons, and plans to invade Westeros to take back her ancestral throne. Jon, her {{foil}}, is instead associated with Ice; he hails from the frozen North, he spends his days battling [[EvilIsDeathlyCold the icy Others]], his animal companion is a snow-white direwolf, and he's instead devoted to ''defending'' Westeros from invasion.



** Houses: Targaryen (Fire), Greyjoy (Water), Arryn (Air), Stark (Ice), Baratheon (Earth)

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** Houses: Targaryen (Fire), Greyjoy and Tully (Water), Arryn (Air), Stark (Ice), Baratheon and Tyrell (Earth)
23rd Apr '17 7:03:05 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin 's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' saga, as said in the title, plays a lot with the classic elements of Norse folklore; Ice and Fire. There are two main interpretations about what's the title exactly referring:
** As the fight between two elements; Ice, represented by the White Walkers as they are heavily associated with cold and the Fire represented whether for the Red Priestess that serve god Ríhllor, also known as Lord of Light and seem to have fire-related powers, or for Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons, or both.
** As the complement/fight (depending of what would happen) between two houses; the Starks lead by Jon Snow representing the Ice and the Targaryens lead by Daenerys representing the Fire.
** As a reference to [[spoiler:Jon Snow]] as the son of a Stark and a Targaryen (thus the Ice and Fire).
** Other creatures and houses seem to be elemental allusions too; The Children of the Forest with Earth and Wood elements, the Ironborn with Iron and Water (the Greyjoys sigil has a Kraken and they praise an aquatic deity call the Drowned God), the Arryns with Air (as they live in the Vale inside The Eyrie), the Tully with Water (lords of Riverland), etc.

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* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin 's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' saga, as said hinted at in the title, plays a lot with elemental motifs. Though they're all over the classic elements of Norse folklore; series, Martin seems to have been inspired by Ice and Fire. There Fire, the defining elemental forces of Myth/NorseMythology. To elaborate:
** The primary supernatural factions in the mythos (which generally stay separate from the political human factions)
are two main interpretations about what's the title exactly referring:
** As the fight between two elements; Ice, represented by the White Walkers as they are heavily
all associated with cold different elements. There's the Children of the Forest (Earth), the Others (Ice), the Dragons (Fire), and the Fire represented whether for the Red Priestess R'hllor (Light). Assuming that serve god Ríhllor, also known as Lord the mysterious Drowned God has some basis in reality (as turns out to be the case with R'hllor), he's pretty clearly associated with Water.
** As the series rolls on, it gradually becomes clear that the two main protagonists
of Light and seem to have fire-related powers, or for the MythArc are Daenerys Targaryen and her Jon Snow. Daenerys is pretty clearly associated with Fire, as she command to command a trio of dragons, or both.
** As
and plans to invade Westeros to take back her ancestral throne. Jon, her {{foil}}, is instead associated with Ice; he hails from the complement/fight (depending of what would happen) between two houses; frozen North, he spends his days battling [[EvilIsDeathlyCold the icy Others]], his animal companion is a snow-white direwolf, and he's instead devoted to ''defending'' Westeros from invasion.
** Most of the major houses of Westeros are associated with the classical elements, which is pretty handy for [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters keeping them all straight]]. The
Starks lead by Jon Snow representing of Winterfell are Ice, the Ice and the ousted Targaryens lead by Daenerys representing the Fire.
** As
(who have a reference to [[spoiler:Jon Snow]] as the son of a Stark and a Targaryen (thus the Ice and Fire).
** Other creatures and houses seem to be elemental allusions too; The Children of the Forest with Earth and Wood elements, the Ironborn with Iron and Water (the Greyjoys sigil has a Kraken and they praise an aquatic deity call the Drowned God),
dragon sigil) are Fire, the Arryns with Air (as they live in of the Vale inside The Eyrie), Eyrie (who have a bird sigil) are Air, the Tully with Water (lords Greyjoys of Riverland), etc.
the Iron Islands and the Tullys of Riverrun (who have a kraken sigil and a fish sigil, respectively) are Water, and the Tyrells of Highgarden (who have a rose sigil) are Earth. Even the Lannisters of Castery Rock, who frequently use gold motifs (being the wealthiest house in Westeros), roughly correspond to the element of Metal.
18th Feb '17 1:02:33 PM Sark0TAG
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* ''VideoGame/{{Obsidian}}'' features Air, Fire, Metal and Oil as part of an alternate universe where machines thrive instead of humans, described in one of the dream worlds. 4 different mini-worlds each utilize these elements within an enormous mechanical spider, and with the puzzles in each one solved, the spider gains these elements one by one until it fully comes to life when complete...which may not be a good thing for a human.
3rd Feb '17 8:43:22 PM ErebusElysium
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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has an [[BizarroElements alternate]] selection of elements from tradition, and this is represented in their [[{{Reincarnation}} present-day]] Elementals: Flame Princess is the lava elemental, Patience is the Ice Elemental, Princess Bubblegum is the Candy elemental and Slime Princess is the Slime elemental..

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* ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' has an [[BizarroElements alternate]] selection of elements from tradition, and this is represented in their [[{{Reincarnation}} present-day]] Elementals: Flame Princess is the lava Fire elemental, Patience is the Ice Elemental, Princess Bubblegum is the Candy elemental and Slime Princess is the Slime elemental..
14th Jan '17 8:48:52 PM Luppercus
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* The Four Classic Elements are sacred for Zoroastrians as they are thought to be the purest manifestation of the Creator. Therefore they donít bury their dead as such thing would contaminate earth, donít cremate them as that would contaminate both fire and air and do not toss dead bodies on water as that would contaminate water. They left the bodies in especial towers for the vultures to feed on them. This could be seem as horrible for some cultures but for them is not only the only way not to pollute the elements but also a way to give life from dead.
2nd Jan '17 8:04:13 AM Luppercus
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* As a reference to [[spoiler:Jon Snow]] as the son of a Stark and a Targaryen (thus the Ice and Fire).

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* ** As a reference to [[spoiler:Jon Snow]] as the son of a Stark and a Targaryen (thus the Ice and Fire).
2nd Jan '17 8:03:43 AM Luppercus
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* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin 's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' saga, as said in the title, plays a lot with the classic elements of Norse folklore; Ice and Fire. There are two main interpretations about whatís the title exactly referring:
** As the fight between two elements; Ice, represented by the White Walkers as they are heavily associated with cold and the Fire represented whether for the Red Priestess that serve god Ríhllor, also known as Lord of Light and seem to have fire-related power, or for Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons, or both.

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* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin 's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' saga, as said in the title, plays a lot with the classic elements of Norse folklore; Ice and Fire. There are two main interpretations about whatís what's the title exactly referring:
** As the fight between two elements; Ice, represented by the White Walkers as they are heavily associated with cold and the Fire represented whether for the Red Priestess that serve god Ríhllor, also known as Lord of Light and seem to have fire-related power, powers, or for Daenerys Targaryen and her dragons, or both.


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* As a reference to [[spoiler:Jon Snow]] as the son of a Stark and a Targaryen (thus the Ice and Fire).
2nd Jan '17 7:47:21 AM Luppercus
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* ''Film/HellboyIITheGoldenArmy'' has four characters trying to save the world; Abe Sapien (an acuatic [[FishPeople Fish Man]]), Liz (a woman with pyrokinetic powers), Dr. Krauss (a ghost made of smoke-like ectoplasm) and Hellboy himself who has a hand made of stone. Therefore we have water, fire, air and earth.
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