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21st Feb '17 5:38:30 PM nombretomado
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has a prequel, ''CrisisCore'', in which Shinra has training programs that are essentially holograms. What makes that this Trope is that the holograms can completely imitate the physical qualities of the object. For example, Sephiroth's sword will actually cut you, even though it's not the real Sephiroth. Also, somehow, it creates its own arid desert.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII'' has a prequel, ''CrisisCore'', ''VideoGame/CrisisCore'', in which Shinra has training programs that are essentially holograms. What makes that this Trope is that the holograms can completely imitate the physical qualities of the object. For example, Sephiroth's sword will actually cut you, even though it's not the real Sephiroth. Also, somehow, it creates its own arid desert.
16th Jan '17 1:19:49 PM ErebusElysium
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* The armor and sword conjured by the Amulet in ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' are made of condensed daylight, making them especially effective against Trolls.
2nd Jan '17 1:17:35 PM DustSnitch
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* As described in ''Literature/TheGreatDivorce'' by Creator/CSLewis, the sunrise that coincides with the Second Coming produces a light that's more solid than the thin ghosts that inhabit hell, tearing them to pieces.
-->''"The light, like solid blocks, intolerable of edge and weight, came thundering upon my head."''
26th Dec '16 5:45:01 PM PaulA
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* The animated ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon'' had one episode on a floating city that made liberal use of hard light projectors.

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* The animated ''WesternAnimation/FlashGordon'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Flash Gordon|1979}}'' had one episode on a floating city that made liberal use of hard light projectors.
9th Oct '16 1:47:58 PM MarkLungo
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** However it's been seen since that "virtually indestructible", as Legion described hard light, is an extremely generous description. [[spoiler: Ace Rimmer]] and [[spoiler: Howard Rimmer]], both hard light holograms, were killed by a shot to the light bee in Series 7 and 10, respectively. The first one with a WWII-era hand-gun, even. We also know that millions and millions of hard light [[spoiler: Ace Rimmers]] have died in the line of duty across countless dimensions.

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** However it's been seen since that "virtually indestructible", as Legion described hard light, is an extremely generous description. [[spoiler: Ace Rimmer]] and [[spoiler: Howard Rimmer]], both hard light holograms, were killed by a shot to the light bee in Series 7 and 10, respectively. The first one with a WWII-era hand-gun, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII-era handgun, even. We also know that millions and millions of hard light [[spoiler: Ace Rimmers]] have died in the line of duty across countless dimensions.
9th Oct '16 1:20:48 PM Smegerama
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' is the TropeNamer. VirtualGhost Rimmer became tangible in Series 6 via a "hard light drive". In this case the hard light drive is not only better than his old soft light drive but better than regular life itself, since it makes him more or less indestructible (though still able to feel pain) ''and'' immune to aging -- well, aside from the human aging of actor Chris Barrie. Downside: extremely power intensive, so it cannot be done indefinitely.
** However it's been seen since that "virtually indestructible", as Legion described hard light, is an extremely generous description. [[spoiler: Ace Rimmer]] and [[spoiler: Howard Rimmer]], both hard light holograms, were killed by a shot to the light bee in Series 7 and 10, respectively. The first one with a WWII-era hand-gun, even. We also know that millions and millions of hard light [[spoiler: Ace Rimmers]] have died in the line of duty across countless dimensions.
** In the episode 'Demons and Angels,' an evil copy of the pre-hard light Rimmer uses holo-whip to attack Lister. Presumably this is an early incarnation of the technology that eventually became hard light several centuries later.



* ''Series/RedDwarf'' is the TropeNamer. In the later seasons, VirtualGhost Rimmer became tangible in Series 6 via a "hard light drive". In this case the hard light drive is not only better than his old soft light drive but better than regular life itself, since it makes him more or less indestructible (though still able to feel pain) ''and'' immune to aging -- well, aside from the human aging of actor Chris Barrie. Downside: extremely power intensive, so it cannot be done indefinitely.
** However it's been seen since that "virtually indestructible", as Legion described hard light, is an extremely generous description. [[spoiler: Ace Rimmer]] and [[spoiler: Howard Rimmer]], both hard light holograms, were killed by a shot to the light bee in Series 7 and 10, respectively. The first one with a WWII-era hand-gun, even. We also know that millions and millions of hard light [[spoiler: Ace Rimmers]] have died in the line of duty across countless dimensions.
** In the episode 'Demons and Angels,' an evil copy of the pre-hard light Rimmer uses holo-whip to attack Lister. Presumably this is an early incarnation of the technology that eventually became hard light several centuries later.
9th Oct '16 1:18:56 PM Smegerama
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** However, it's been seen since that "virtually indestructible", as Legion described hard light, is an extremely generous description. [[spoiler: Ace Rimmer]] and [[spoiler: Howard Rimmer]], both hard light holograms, were killed by a shot to the light bee in Series 7 and 10, respectively. The first one with a WWII-era hand-gun, even. We also know that millions and millions of hard light [[spoilers: Ace Rimmers]] have died in the line of duty across countless dimensions.

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** However, However it's been seen since that "virtually indestructible", as Legion described hard light, is an extremely generous description. [[spoiler: Ace Rimmer]] and [[spoiler: Howard Rimmer]], both hard light holograms, were killed by a shot to the light bee in Series 7 and 10, respectively. The first one with a WWII-era hand-gun, even. We also know that millions and millions of hard light [[spoilers: [[spoiler: Ace Rimmers]] have died in the line of duty across countless dimensions.
9th Oct '16 1:17:50 PM Smegerama
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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' is the TropeNamer. In the later seasons, VirtualGhost Rimmer became tangible via a "hard light drive". In this case the hard light drive is not only better than his old soft light drive but better than regular life itself, since it makes him more or less indestructible ''and'' immune to aging -- well, aside from the human aging of actor Chris Barrie. Downside: extremely power intensive, so it cannot be done indefinitely.
** Another downside is that he can still feel pain, despite being practically indestructible. Hence Rimmer still acting like a coward despite being (basically) immortal.
** Note that he CAN be hurt...damage to the hard light drive would kill him. [[spoiler: It's how Ace Rimmer dies..many times.]]
** 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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* ''Series/RedDwarf'' is the TropeNamer. In the later seasons, VirtualGhost Rimmer became tangible in Series 6 via a "hard light drive". In this case the hard light drive is not only better than his old soft light drive but better than regular life itself, since it makes him more or less indestructible (though still able to feel pain) ''and'' immune to aging -- well, aside from the human aging of actor Chris Barrie. Downside: extremely power intensive, so it cannot be done indefinitely.
** Another downside is However, it's been seen since that he can still feel pain, despite being practically indestructible. Hence Rimmer still acting like a coward despite being (basically) immortal.
** Note that he CAN be hurt...damage to the
"virtually indestructible", as Legion described hard light, is an extremely generous description. [[spoiler: Ace Rimmer]] and [[spoiler: Howard Rimmer]], both hard light drive would kill him. [[spoiler: It's how holograms, were killed by a shot to the light bee in Series 7 and 10, respectively. The first one with a WWII-era hand-gun, even. We also know that millions and millions of hard light [[spoilers: Ace Rimmer dies..many times.]]
Rimmers]] have died in the line of duty across countless dimensions.
** In the episode 'Demons and Angels,' an evil copy of the pre-hard light Rimmer uses holo-whip to attack Lister. Presumably this is able to use a "holo-whip," which appears to be a form an early incarnation of the technology that eventually became hard light.light several centuries later.
8th Sep '16 7:07:40 PM PaulA
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* In Creator/MurrayLeinster's 1947 story "The Skit-Tree Planet", explorers investigate a planet that shows signs of having been inhabited by an alien race that somehow disappeared without leaving any buildings or artifacts behind. They eventually figure out that the aliens used hard light projections for everything, summoning them as needed and disappearing them when done.
7th Sep '16 1:59:56 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' and ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'' reveal that the Forerunners even used hard light to create weapons, ships, and even buildings. In fact, almost all of the structures you seen on Requiem are made of hard light (shooting them will produce a distinctive pattern which is quickly "healed"); it's almost perfectly disguised to look like regular metal and glass, to the point where its [[UncannyValley unnaturally perfect symmetry, cleanliness, and brightness are what give it away.]]

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** ''VideoGame/{{Halo 4}}'' and ''Literature/TheForerunnerSaga'' reveal that the Forerunners even used hard light to create weapons, ships, and even buildings. In fact, almost all of the structures you seen see on Requiem are made of hard light (shooting them will produce a distinctive pattern which is quickly "healed"); it's almost perfectly disguised to look like regular metal and glass, to the point where its [[UncannyValley unnaturally perfect symmetry, cleanliness, and brightness are what give it away.]]away]].
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