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19th Jun '16 8:24:33 PM nombretomado
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* The Marvel Comics heroine [[{{Thunderbolts}} Songbird]] does something that is equivalent to this, using a device to create constructs out of "Hard [[MakeMeWannaShout Sound]]".

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* The Marvel Comics heroine [[{{Thunderbolts}} [[ComicBook/{{Thunderbolts}} Songbird]] does something that is equivalent to this, using a device to create constructs out of "Hard [[MakeMeWannaShout Sound]]".
19th Jun '16 4:58:41 AM Doug86
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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'''s Ground Battlefield Simulator, which seems to have taken a page from the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'s Danger Room and expanded it to the size of a city.

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* ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'''s Ground Battlefield Simulator, which seems to have taken a page from the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'s ComicBook/XMen's Danger Room and expanded it to the size of a city.



* Creator/MarvelComics was doing it years before ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' with the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'''s Danger Room, using the term "hard light" to describe the Shi'ar technology it used.
** Producing various kinds of light, including the Hard variety, is the superpower of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'s ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}.

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* Creator/MarvelComics was doing it years before ''Series/StarTrekTheNextGeneration'' with the ''ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'''s ''ComicBook/XMen'''s Danger Room, using the term "hard light" to describe the Shi'ar technology it used.
** Producing various kinds of light, including the Hard variety, is the superpower of the ComicBook/{{X-Men}}'s ComicBook/XMen's ComicBook/{{Dazzler}}.
19th Jun '16 4:55:08 AM apm483@gmail.com
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When ordinary light, whether it comes from science-fiction projectors or a magic spell, seems to have (or really does have) actual substance, it's Hard Light. Hard light objects behave like any other object -- chairs support weight, bullets kill, razors shave, and so forth. An illusory ''[[EnergyBeings person]]'' made of Hard Light can pick up real things and interact physically with real people, even though they don't technically exist.

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When ordinary light, whether it comes from science-fiction science fiction projectors or a magic spell, seems to have (or really does have) actual substance, it's Hard Light. Hard light objects behave like any other object -- chairs support weight, bullets kill, razors shave, and so forth. An illusory ''[[EnergyBeings person]]'' made of Hard Light can pick up real things and interact physically with real people, even though they don't technically exist.



* ''Literature/TheCulture'' drones' fields: They manipulate {{force field}}s with a very high degree of precision and control. Skaffen-Amtiskaw, in ''Use Of Weapons'' is seen using fields both as incredibly sharp "blades" and blunt objects, medical instruments (sucking blood away from a wound and performing surgery), and supporting pillars. Other drones carry objects and make mirrors from fields, and the gun in "A Gift From The Culture" extends one to "field-anchor" its wielder's arm for a steady shot. The fields are generally coloured to depict the mood of the drone - for example, red is "the colour of drone pleasure". This is helpful, as a drone has no facial features or body language to interpret. In ''Consider Phlebas'' they use the word "soligram" to refer to this concept.

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* ''Literature/TheCulture'' drones' fields: They manipulate {{force field}}s with a very high degree of precision and control. Skaffen-Amtiskaw, in ''Use Of Weapons'' is seen using fields both as incredibly sharp "blades" and blunt objects, medical instruments (sucking blood away from a wound and performing surgery), and supporting pillars. Other drones carry objects and make mirrors from fields, and the gun in "A Gift From The Culture" extends one to "field-anchor" "field anchor" its wielder's arm for a steady shot. The fields are generally coloured to depict the mood of the drone - for example, red is "the colour of drone pleasure". This is helpful, as a drone has no facial features or body language to interpret. In ''Consider Phlebas'' they use the word "soligram" to refer to this concept.



* In Creator/JohnBrunner's ''Literature/TheTravellerInBlack'' series, the title character carries a walking-staff made out of light.

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* In Creator/JohnBrunner's ''Literature/TheTravellerInBlack'' series, the title character carries a walking-staff walking staff made out of light.



** In the episode 'Demons and Angels,' an evil copy of the pre-hard-light Rimmer is able to use a "holo-whip," which appears to be a form of hard light.

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** In the episode 'Demons and Angels,' an evil copy of the pre-hard-light pre-hard light Rimmer is able to use a "holo-whip," which appears to be a form of hard light.



** Making things even more confusing, in ''Metroid Fusion'', the power is indeed cut... ''while Samus is standing on one''. Oddly, she doesn't fall like you would anticipate. Apparently the future averts NoOSHACompliance. The Federation elevators may be technology that's different from but similar in superficial (read: game-graphics) appearance to the Chozo elevators on Zebes.

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** Making things even more confusing, in ''Metroid Fusion'', the power is indeed cut... ''while Samus is standing on one''. Oddly, she doesn't fall like you would anticipate. Apparently the future averts NoOSHACompliance. The Federation elevators may be technology that's different from but similar in superficial (read: game-graphics) game graphics) appearance to the Chozo elevators on Zebes.



* Eugene Sims in ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon'' is a Conduit with the power of video; he can take artificial light from a television or computer screen and project it into the real world as a hard-light being, usually as weapons and creatures from his favorite video game. This includes large swords, demons and angels, and even changing himself into an angelic soldier. As shown in ''VideoGame/InfamousFirstLight'' he is also able to create hard-light DUP soldiers, in which Augustine forces him to do so in order to provide enemies in an [[DeadlyTrainingArea arena]] to train Fetch to kill.

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* Eugene Sims in ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon'' is a Conduit with the power of video; he can take artificial light from a television or computer screen and project it into the real world as a hard-light hard light being, usually as weapons and creatures from his favorite video game. This includes large swords, demons and angels, and even changing himself into an angelic soldier. As shown in ''VideoGame/InfamousFirstLight'' he is also able to create hard-light hard light DUP soldiers, in which Augustine forces him to do so in order to provide enemies in an [[DeadlyTrainingArea arena]] to train Fetch to kill.



* In ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', the heroine meets a hard-light replica of herself -- who is merely depressed because she can't drink. She eventually gets her kicks by mooning the city.

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* In ''Webcomic/TheNonAdventuresOfWonderella'', the heroine meets a hard-light hard light replica of herself -- who is merely depressed because she can't drink. She eventually gets her kicks by mooning the city.



* Used a lot in [[WebOriginal/AcademyOfSuperheroes The Academy of Super-Heroes Universe]].

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* Used a lot in [[WebOriginal/AcademyOfSuperheroes The Academy of Super-Heroes Superheroes Universe]].



** The members of New Wave (who just happen to be a biologically-related family) all have variations on light and hard-light manipulation as their superpower.

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** The members of New Wave (who just happen to be a biologically-related family) all have variations on light and hard-light hard light manipulation as their superpower.



* Gems and Gem monsters in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' have gemstones for {{Heart Drive}}s and the rest of their bodies are made of light. They can still interact like corporeal beings, but whenever they're 'killed' their body [[NoBodyLeftBehind bursts into a cloud of light, leaving their gem behind]]--if left un-bubbled, the gem will project a new body. Holo-Pearl is also capable of holding physical objects such as swords and umbrellas, and, when sent flying by an attack, rolls across the ground in a very solid manner. Despite this, she also displays visual glitching and, as her name indicates, is simply a projection from Pearl's gem. She simply has to be solid to serve as Pearl's sparring partner. Some time after the rebellion thousands of years ago, the Homeworld Gems developed weapons that can instantly destroy these hard light bodies. Fortunately for the heroes, these weapons are effectively glorified joy buzzers to organic beings like Steven.

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* Gems and Gem monsters in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' have gemstones for {{Heart Drive}}s and the rest of their bodies are made of light. They can still interact like corporeal beings, but whenever they're 'killed' their body [[NoBodyLeftBehind bursts into a cloud of light, leaving their gem behind]]--if left un-bubbled, unbubbled, the gem will project a new body. Holo-Pearl is also capable of holding physical objects such as swords and umbrellas, and, when sent flying by an attack, rolls across the ground in a very solid manner. Despite this, she also displays visual glitching and, as her name indicates, is simply a projection from Pearl's gem. She simply has to be solid to serve as Pearl's sparring partner. Some time after the rebellion thousands of years ago, the Homeworld Gems developed weapons that can instantly destroy these hard light bodies. Fortunately for the heroes, these weapons are effectively glorified joy buzzers to organic beings like Steven.
17th May '16 9:26:28 AM autoMATTon
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* Eugene Sims in ''VideoGame/InfamousSecondSon'' is a Conduit with the power of video; he can take artificial light from a television or computer screen and project it into the real world as a hard-light being, usually as weapons and creatures from his favorite video game. This includes large swords, demons and angels, and even changing himself into an angelic soldier. As shown in ''VideoGame/InfamousFirstLight'' he is also able to create hard-light DUP soldiers, in which Augustine forces him to do so in order to provide enemies in an [[DeadlyTrainingArea arena]] to train Fetch to kill.
6th May '16 12:11:51 AM Cubanwriter
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Roy Palmer builds an A.T.O.M. suit in this series, which is described as having 'hard light' projectors among its weapon systems.
* ''Series/{{Legends of Tomorrow}}'': Roy Palmer brings his A.T.O.M. suit into this spinoff series, which was previously described as having 'hard light' projectors among its weapon systems.

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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Roy Ray Palmer builds an A.T.O.M. suit in this series, which is described as having 'hard light' projectors among its weapon systems.
* ''Series/{{Legends of Tomorrow}}'': Roy Ray Palmer brings his A.T.O.M. suit into this spinoff series, which was previously described as having 'hard light' projectors among its weapon systems.
6th May '16 12:05:09 AM Cubanwriter
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* ''Series/{{Arrow}}'': Roy Palmer builds an A.T.O.M. suit in this series, which is described as having 'hard light' projectors among its weapon systems.
* ''Series/{{Legends of Tomorrow}}'': Roy Palmer brings his A.T.O.M. suit into this spinoff series, which was previously described as having 'hard light' projectors among its weapon systems.
18th Apr '16 9:38:47 PM Pichu-kun
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius Jimmy Neutron]]'s holographic butler.

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius In ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'', Jimmy Neutron]]'s has a holographic butler.



* Liquid rainbows appeared in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''. They're edible, but ridiculously spicy, and sticky enough to be used as war paint.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'':
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Liquid rainbows appeared in ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''.exist. They're edible, but ridiculously spicy, and sticky enough to be used as war paint.


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* DependingOnTheWriter the holograms in ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}}'' are this. They can be touched and interacted with most of the time, though other times Jem has to be careful not to let anyone too near her or her disguise will be ruined.
13th Apr '16 12:14:10 AM Jgamer
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** In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', the holograms are marketed as "Solid Vision with mass", as they are solid enough to interact with. The trope was Deconstructed later in the series due to the fact that a lot of people were shown getting hurt due to the technology.

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** In ''Anime/YuGiOhArcV'', the holograms are marketed as "Solid Vision with mass", as they are solid enough to interact with. The trope was Deconstructed later in the series due to the fact that a lot of people were shown getting hurt due to the technology. [[spoiler: The Fusion Dimension takes it further and turns the game into a weapon of war, and they've already laid waste to the Xyz Dimension.]]
31st Mar '16 6:37:28 AM Nightmask
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* This is how the [[ComicBook/FantasticFour Invisible Woman's]] powers work.
25th Feb '16 4:14:09 PM Vir
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* In ''WesternAnimation/ThePowerpuffGirls2016'', the girls are now capable of producing and fighting with hard light constructs.
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