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15th Feb '18 2:07:48 PM margdean56
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** Due to their nature, the demonic [[TheLegionsOfHell Knights of the Blackened Denarius]] (or [[MaliciousMisnaming the Nickleheads]]) have access to it in their spells as well. [[spoiler:Their [[{{Satan}} "boss"]] gave them access to "Super Hellfire" for a short period on two occasions in Literature/SmallFavor. It was considered "super" since it was stable for about five or ten minutes, while regular Hellfire is destructively unstable, and there was enough of it to cage off ''the whole of Chicago's Shedd Aquarium''. Because the Denarians were given access to it, it [[FantasticLegalWeirdness allowed]] Heaven to move in accord, which lead to..]].
** A few years after [[spoiler:"Lash", the psychic copy of a Fallen is Harry head dies saving Harry's life]] he finds out that [[spoiler:the archangel in charge of maintaining free will, and God's own holy hitman, Uriel[[note]]The one who killed all of Egypt's firstborn.[[/note]]]] has gifted him with [[HolyHandGrenade Soulfire]],the angelic counterpart to Hellfire. It fits the trope just as well as normal Hellfire, it makes his spells more powerful, and he can do things he couldn't before (making magical constructs), but it's fueled by soul, and takes up a little bit of Harry's soul each time he uses it. While it would sound like it leaves him in danger of becoming TheSoulless, his soul would regenerate in just a few weeks after even heavy usage, so long as he has some left. It regenerates more quickly if he takes time to nurture it; for example, [[spoiler:going on a date with Luccio at the end of ''Small Favor'']]). The Soulfire also burns an unusual color - it usually adds a bit of a silver tinge, depending on how much he uses and what spell he ties it to.

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** Due to their nature, the demonic [[TheLegionsOfHell Knights of the Blackened Denarius]] (or [[MaliciousMisnaming the Nickleheads]]) have access to it in their spells as well. [[spoiler:Their [[{{Satan}} "boss"]] gave them access to "Super Hellfire" for a short period on two occasions in Literature/SmallFavor. It was considered "super" since it was stable for about five or ten minutes, while regular Hellfire is destructively unstable, and there was enough of it to cage off ''the whole of Chicago's Shedd Aquarium''. Because the Denarians were given access to it, it [[FantasticLegalWeirdness allowed]] Heaven to move in accord, which lead led to..]].
** A few years after [[spoiler:"Lash", the psychic copy of a Fallen is in Harry head dies saving Harry's life]] he finds out that [[spoiler:the archangel in charge of maintaining free will, and God's own holy hitman, Uriel[[note]]The one who killed all of Egypt's firstborn.[[/note]]]] has gifted him with [[HolyHandGrenade Soulfire]],the angelic counterpart to Hellfire. It fits the trope just as well as normal Hellfire, it makes his spells more powerful, and he can do things he couldn't before (making magical constructs), but it's fueled by soul, and takes up a little bit of Harry's soul each time he uses it. While it would sound like it leaves him in danger of becoming TheSoulless, his soul would regenerate in just a few weeks after even heavy usage, so long as he has some left. It regenerates more quickly if he takes time to nurture it; for example, [[spoiler:going on a date with Luccio at the end of ''Small Favor'']]). The Soulfire also burns an unusual color - it color--it usually adds a bit of a silver tinge, depending on how much he uses and what spell he ties it to.



* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has wildfire and dragon's breath. Wildfire is the exclusive creation of the Alchemist's Guild, a liquid something like magical GreekFire which burns with an intense green flame that's impossible to extinguish, (it can burn water!) and seems to be almost alive in larger conflagrations. It seems to be based on GreekFire. Dragon's breath is apparently much hotter than normal flames, and is said to possess magical qualities, such as its use in the creation of [[{{Mithril}} Valyrian Steel]].

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* ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has wildfire and dragon's breath. Wildfire is the exclusive creation of the Alchemist's Guild, a liquid something like magical GreekFire which burns with an intense green flame that's impossible to extinguish, extinguish (it can burn water!) water!), and seems to be almost alive in larger conflagrations. It seems to be based on GreekFire. Dragon's breath is apparently much hotter than normal flames, and is said to possess magical qualities, such as its use in the creation of [[{{Mithril}} Valyrian Steel]].



* Literature/TheWheelOfTime has [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique balefire]], a magical flame so strong that it not only kills you, [[RetGone it burns your recent past out of history]]. One scene has a bad guy killing several major protagonists, and then being killed by balefire - the recently-dead protagonists are brought back to life(very confused), because the baddie retroactively didn't exist to kill them. Enough use of this destroys the very fabric of reality. [[spoiler:It's also the only way to [[DeaderThanDead prevent the Big Bad from resurrecting]] his assorted [[TheDragon Dragons]] after they are killed.]]

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* Literature/TheWheelOfTime has [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique balefire]], a magical flame so strong that it not only kills you, [[RetGone it burns your recent past out of history]]. One scene has a bad guy killing several major protagonists, and then being killed by balefire - the balefire--the recently-dead protagonists are brought back to life(very confused), because the baddie retroactively didn't exist to kill them. Enough use of this destroys the very fabric of reality. [[spoiler:It's also the only way to [[DeaderThanDead prevent the Big Bad from resurrecting]] his assorted [[TheDragon Dragons]] after they are killed.]]
8th Feb '18 4:19:34 PM nombretomado
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* [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Pariah]] demons from ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' can, with the skill of the same name, add a little dose of unholy Hellfire to any attack they use.

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* [[OurDemonsAreDifferent Pariah]] demons from ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' ''VideoGame/NexusClash'' can, with the skill of the same name, add a little dose of unholy Hellfire to any attack they use.
3rd Feb '18 4:57:52 AM morenohijazo
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* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'': Cursed flames from the Corruption, apart from the name, fit this trope quite well: Water won't put them out, and they hurt a lot more than regular fire. Ichor, the Crimson counterpart, causes a defense debuff instead.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'': Cursed flames from the Corruption, apart from the name, fit this trope quite well: Water water won't put them out, and they hurt a lot more than regular fire. Ichor, the Crimson counterpart, causes a defense debuff instead.
27th Jan '18 5:04:01 PM nombretomado
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Not to be confused with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGM-114_Hellfire Hellfire laser-guided missile]], or the expansion to the original ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'', or the {{Toaplan}} shmup, or the VillainSong from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.

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Not to be confused with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AGM-114_Hellfire Hellfire laser-guided missile]], or the expansion to the original ''VideoGame/{{Diablo}}'', or the {{Toaplan}} Creator/{{Toaplan}} shmup, or the VillainSong from ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''.
12th Dec '17 10:07:22 AM Mdjj1996
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* What's that you say? There shouldn't be a real life folder for such a fantastical substance as Hellfire? You haven't heard of [[http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time Chlorine Triflouride.]] This terrifying substance will burn sand. The thing that chemists use to put out chemical fires. It oxidizes (read: burns) better than oxygen, so that pile of ash? Yeah, it'll happily light right back up.
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* What's that you say? There shouldn't be a real life folder for such a fantastical substance as Hellfire? You haven't heard of [[http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time Chlorine Triflouride.]] This terrifying substance will burn sand. The thing that chemists use to put out chemical fires. It oxidizes (read: burns) better than oxygen, so that pile of ash? Yeah, it'll happily light right back up.
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* What's that you say? There shouldn't be a real life folder for such a fantastical substance as Hellfire? You haven't heard of [[http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time Chlorine Triflouride.]] This terrifying substance will burn sand. The thing that chemists use to put out chemical fires. It oxidizes (read: burns) better than oxygen, so that pile of ash? Yeah, it'll happily light right back up.
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5th Dec '17 5:04:27 PM Starfire
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* What's that you say? There shouldn't be a real life folder for such a fantastical substance as Hellfire? You haven't heard of [[url http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time]]Chlorine Triflouride.[[/url]] This terrifying substance will burn sand. The thing that chemists use to put out chemical fires. It oxidizes (read: burns) better than oxygen, so that pile of ash? Yeah, it'll happily light right back up.

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* What's that you say? There shouldn't be a real life folder for such a fantastical substance as Hellfire? You haven't heard of [[url http://blogs.[[http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time]]Chlorine org/pipeline/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time Chlorine Triflouride.[[/url]] ]] This terrifying substance will burn sand. The thing that chemists use to put out chemical fires. It oxidizes (read: burns) better than oxygen, so that pile of ash? Yeah, it'll happily light right back up.
5th Dec '17 5:03:42 PM Starfire
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* What's that you say? There shouldn't be a real life folder for such a fantastical substance as Hellfire? You haven't heard of [[url http://blogs.sciencemag.org/pipeline/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time]]Chlorine Triflouride.[[/url]] This terrifying substance will burn sand. The thing that chemists use to put out chemical fires. It oxidizes (read: burns) better than oxygen, so that pile of ash? Yeah, it'll happily light right back up.
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19th Nov '17 7:48:33 PM angie710
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Contrast HolyHandGrenade and FauxFlame. See also GreekFire, a non-magical example known for properties commonly attributed to this trope, in particular being able to burn underwater.

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Contrast HolyHandGrenade and FauxFlame. See also GreekFire, a non-magical example known for properties commonly attributed to this trope, in particular being able to burn underwater. Not related to BlazingInfernoHellfireSauce.
15th Nov '17 6:35:24 AM UchuuFlamenco
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* Scorpion of ''MortalKombat'' fame has power over hellfire as a side effect of being undead. He pretty much only uses it to kill people by breathing it on them. One of his special moves from ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance'' onward lets him summon flames from the ground.

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* Scorpion of ''MortalKombat'' ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' fame has power over hellfire as a side effect of being undead. He pretty much only uses it to kill people by breathing it on them. One of his special moves from ''VideoGame/MortalKombatDeadlyAlliance'' onward lets him summon flames from the ground.
20th Sep '17 12:49:35 PM REV6Pilot
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* In the first VideoGame/DevilMayCry, the Ifrit gauntlets [[EmpathicWeapon describe their power]] as being hellfire. The description for the Frost enemy claims that, while impervious to volcanic fire, they're susceptible to higher levels of incendiary. In other words, [[KillItWithFire use Ifrit against them]].

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* In the first VideoGame/DevilMayCry, ''VideoGame/DevilMayCry'', the Ifrit gauntlets [[EmpathicWeapon describe their power]] as being hellfire. The description for the Frost enemy claims that, while impervious to volcanic fire, they're susceptible to higher levels of incendiary. In other words, [[KillItWithFire use Ifrit against them]].
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