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4th May '16 2:33:38 PM intastiel
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* When the Apocalypse begins in ''Literature/GoodOmens'', London's M25 motorway is engulfed in "a screaming, glowing ribbon of pain and dark light" that reads at 700 degrees and -140 degrees Celsius simultaneously, thanks to a cheeky demon pulling strings to have had the motorway laid out in the shape of an ancient demonic sigil.
28th Mar '16 11:41:08 PM jormis29
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* Only the forge of Mount Doom is hot enough to destroy the [[LordOfTheRings One Ring]], though that might be as much symbolism as related to the heat of the lava itself. (In the film, [[ConvectionSchmonvection it's not like Frodo or Sam were exactly burning up]].)

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* Only the forge of Mount Doom is hot enough to destroy the [[LordOfTheRings [[Literature/LordOfTheRings One Ring]], though that might be as much symbolism as related to the heat of the lava itself. (In the film, [[ConvectionSchmonvection it's not like Frodo or Sam were exactly burning up]].)



* Referred to as 'Wizard's Fire' in ''SwordOfTruth''. It's described somewhat like a magical version of napalm, a "liquid flame" which won't be put out by smothering, even if it's just a little bit of flame; in fact, it will just set on fire whatever you use to smother it. Beyond that, an even stronger version known as [[CastFromHitPoints Wizard's Life Fire]] appears at a few points, used as a DesperationAttack by wizards who are about to die anyway.

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* Referred to as 'Wizard's Fire' in ''SwordOfTruth''.''Literature/SwordOfTruth''. It's described somewhat like a magical version of napalm, a "liquid flame" which won't be put out by smothering, even if it's just a little bit of flame; in fact, it will just set on fire whatever you use to smother it. Beyond that, an even stronger version known as [[CastFromHitPoints Wizard's Life Fire]] appears at a few points, used as a DesperationAttack by wizards who are about to die anyway.



* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' has wildfire and dragon's breath. Wildfire is the exclusive creation of the Alchemist's Guild, a liquid something like magical napalm 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]].
* ScienceFiction variant in Creator/CharlesStross' ''[[{{Accelerando}} Glasshouse]]'' - "Blasters" are very simple weapons based around a couple of wormholes. One end opens at the end of your pistol; the other opens into ''a sun''.
* A certain spell in ''ChroniclesOfTheRaven'' makes very powerful jets of fire that supposedly home in on enemies. Have a guess at its name.

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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' has wildfire and dragon's breath. Wildfire is the exclusive creation of the Alchemist's Guild, a liquid something like magical napalm 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]].
* ScienceFiction variant in Creator/CharlesStross' ''[[{{Accelerando}} ''[[Literature/{{Accelerando}} Glasshouse]]'' - "Blasters" are very simple weapons based around a couple of wormholes. One end opens at the end of your pistol; the other opens into ''a sun''.
* A certain spell in ''ChroniclesOfTheRaven'' ''Literature/ChroniclesOfTheRaven'' makes very powerful jets of fire that supposedly home in on enemies. Have a guess at its name.
28th Mar '16 3:23:53 PM WillKeaton
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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' has wildfire and dragon's breath. Wildfire is the exclusive creation of the Alchemist's Guild, a liquid something like magical napalm 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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* ''ASongOfIceAndFire'' has wildfire and dragon's breath. Wildfire is the exclusive creation of the Alchemist's Guild, a liquid something like magical napalm 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]].
28th Mar '16 3:23:13 PM WillKeaton
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* {{Transformers}} [[http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/7/76/Thefallen.jpg The Fallen]] is permanently WreathedInFlames after joining Unicron.[[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Fallen According to his TFWiki article,]] these flames are the manifestarion of his Chaos powers, and have the bonus effect of ridding him of any goodness still within him.

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* {{Transformers}} {{Transformers}}: [[http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/7/76/Thefallen.jpg The Fallen]] is permanently WreathedInFlames after joining Unicron. [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_Fallen According to his TFWiki article,]] these flames are the manifestarion manifestation of his Chaos powers, and have the bonus effect of ridding him of any goodness still within him.
28th Mar '16 3:22:31 PM WillKeaton
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* The ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=189229 Demonfire]]. If it kills a creature they're rendered DeaderThanDead.

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* The ''TabletopGame/MagicTheGathering'' card [[http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/Details.aspx?multiverseid=189229 Demonfire]]. Demonfire.]] If it kills a creature they're rendered DeaderThanDead.
28th Mar '16 3:22:05 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', one of Negi's BlackMagic techniques is called ''Incendium Gehennae'', which can be loosely translated as "[[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} Flames of]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gehenna Gehenna]]".

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* In ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', one of Negi's BlackMagic techniques is called ''Incendium Gehennae'', which can be loosely translated as "[[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} Flames [[UsefulNotes/{{Judaism}} "Flames of]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gehenna Gehenna]]".Gehenna."]]
12th Jan '16 4:15:06 PM jameygamer
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* This is sung about by [[HangingJudge Judge Claude Frollo]] in ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'' in front of his fireplace, whilst he laments his [[SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny obsession with Esmeralda]]; red robes from Hell appear before him and chant "Mea Culpa" while he [[NeverMyFault denies his faults]], saying God "made the Devil so much stronger than a man!!!!". This song is the beginning of his VillainousBreakdown that eventually leads to him falling into essential Hellfire, aka, [[spoiler: liquid metal by way of live, snarling, demonic gargoyle at the end of the film.]]

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30th Sep '15 6:34:12 PM hamza678
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* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thermite Thermite]] is a reaction between a metal and a metal salt (typically iron oxide and aluminum). The reaction generates temperatures of approximately 2500 °C and releases molten iron. Its also self-oxidizing so good luck putting it out. Soldiers used it during WorldWarII to melt Jeep engines and artillery cannons. Modern-day troopers use a similar concoction for similarly destructive purposes.
** By comparison, a candle burns at 1000°C, while a propane blowtorch can go up to 2000°C
** There were attempts to incorporate thermite into artillery shells and missiles by the Soviets. Although thermite can burn through thin sheets of metal effortlessly, the idea ended up being dropped -- unlike a certain incendiary gel, thermite burns up far too quickly and cannot be easily spread over a large area.
* Industrial electric arcs invoke this trope, from arc welding (no not [[ArcWelding that type]]) to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j2jESz7Zl8 electric arc steelmaking.]] Arc steelmaking is where humans effectively use man-made lightning to melt steel and rock at temperatures hotter than a volcano, with the arc furnaces drawing as much power (or more) as a 747 at takeoff - or a small town. [[http://www.nucor.com Nucor's]] Crawfordsville, Indiana plant, at full bore, needs a quarter of a typical nuclear power plant's output. Electric arc furnaces sound like a [[GatlingGood Gatling gun]] at artillery calibers. Arc temperatures average about 6000°C - steel melts at 1525ºC.
* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chlorine_trifluoride Chlorine]] [[http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2008/02/26/sand_wont_save_you_this_time.php trifluoride]]. During WWII, it was produced by UsefulNotes/NaziGermany under the name "N-stoff" ("Substance N") as an incendiary/chemical weapon for use against the Maginot Line. After the Manstein Plan eliminate the need for a direct assault on Maginot, research and production was halted because there were no other conceivable uses and it was dangerous as hell. Production was restarted at Germany's giant chemical arms factory beneath the town of Falkenhagen sometime after the Battle of Stalingrad, but thankfully the Red Army captured it before N-stoff saw operational use. Colorless, poisonous, a stronger oxidizer than ''oxygen'', a stronger fluorinator than '''fluorine gas'''[[note]]Materials that can be classified as fluorinators are usually halogens, such as chlorine and fluorine, and since chlorine trifluoride contains ''both'', well...[[/note]], and hypergolic (''i''.''e''., it starts making things burn immediately on contact) with nearly anything, it will cause things to burn that absolutely should not be flammable - things like ashes, bricks, water, sand, test engineers, and ''asbestos''. If you try to dump sand on Chlorine Trifluoride in order to put it out, it will instead merrily ''proceed to burn the sand'' (and then the ground ''beneath'' the sand). The closest thing to actual hellfire the real world has to offer.
** The major product of most chlorine trifluoride reactions is hydrogen fluoride, a very corrosive acid that is extremely toxic beyond even beyond its acidity. Spilling a bit on a few centimeters of skin can easily destroy the bones underneath[[note]]It's not burning it down to the bone, it's going through your skin first[[/note]], as well as any nearby nerves faster than they can transmit the pain of the acid corroding your skin. Also, it can deplete your blood of serum calcium and give you a heart attack. Hellfire indeed.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4l56AfUTnQ Here is a French demonstration video showing off CLF3 interaction with what would be otherwise standard protection for your average chem lab a small pane of Plexiglas, a rubber glove, clean leather, not-so-clean leather, a gas mask, a piece of wood, and a wet glove.]] In any other lab, some of these items would be good, sensible protection, Here, they are merely "things that have not oxidized yet."
* In many ways, chlorine trifloride is the gentler cousin of [[http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/2010/02/23/things_i_wont_work_with_dioxygen_difluoride.php Dioxygen]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dioxygen_difluoride Difluoride]]. This quote sums it up nicely:
-->When 0.2 (mL) of liquid dioxygen difluoride was added to 0.5 (mL) of liquid methane '''at 90 K (-183ºC)''', a violent explosion occurred.
** And, and before you get any funny ideas, ''yes''. The crazy bastard that did said experiment also applied Dioxygen Difloride with the above Chlorine Trifluoride, something the writer for the article could only respond with "[[FlatWhat say what]]?"
*** So we're clear, this is a substance with the capacity to release the energy equivalent of a hearty breakfast if you get a couple of ''moles'' of it together and breathe hard in the same room; the only record of any serious experiments attempted with it was by a single scientist in the [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs sixties]], who soon concluded it was too dangerous to study.
*** It's also called FOOF, both for its chemical structure and what it does. It isn't a fuel, but a powerful oxidizer that turns almost anything else into a fuel. Causes human flesh, and pretty much any other organic material, to burst into flames at anything down to around liquid nitrogen temperatures. Can set fire to ''water'', even when it's frozen. And lastly, note that it's composed solely of oxygen ''and'' fluorine, both being very reactive substances (as stated under chlorine trifluoride above).
* The parade of chemical flames:
** Acetylene/oxygen flame, a most common and widely used in industry. 3300 °C, 6000 °F. Melts most materials in your house.
** Atomic hydrogen flame. No need for oxygen. Atomic hydrogen is produced by electric discharge and 'stable' in gas form (fuses into molecules slowly). When directed onto a hard surface, it is catalytically fused back into molecules and produces up to 4000 °C. Enough to melt tungsten, but not enough to melt special ceramics, which require about 4500 °C to melt.
** Cyanogen/oxygen flame - 4525 °C (8180 °F). Cyanogen is toxic, but not uncommon in chemistry, so the flame can be produced by any reasonably determined person.
** Dicyanoacetylene/oxygen flame: [[UpToEleven 4990 °C (9010 °F)]]. Our sun is about 6000 °С on its surface and most common kind of stars -- red dwarfs - are cooler -- about 3000 °С.
* Of course, in terms of raw energy, it's hard to beat nuclear fusion. It is what stars run on, after all.
** It's astonishing how little power is produced by each cubic meter at the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_core center of the sun.]]
** However, there are things that beat it easy. So known gamma-ray bursts are produced when big amounts of matter rush into a black hole at a great rate. The estimated temperature is about 1-10 * 10^9 Kelvin.
*** Actually its amazingly easy to beat mere conventional nuclear fusion. Muon-aided fusion, energy release from matter falling onto degenerate stars (white dwarfs, neutron stars, other more exotic kinds), antimatter annihilation, theoretically the temperatures of evaporating singularities reach really ridiculous levels too.
* High Test Hydrogen Peroxide. When it disassociates at 100% purity you have a roughly 1270 °C cloud of steam and oxygen which can be used as rocket fuel all by itself. The disassociation result wants to hypergolicly set fire to anything it can heat up to it's autoignition temperature.
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30th Sep '15 6:31:25 PM hamza678
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19th Sep '15 4:18:50 PM nombretomado
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* {{Etrigan}} can use this, exhaling soul burning fires from his mouth. Though he can also project it from his hands.

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* {{Etrigan}} ComicBook/{{Etrigan}} can use this, exhaling soul burning fires from his mouth. Though he can also project it from his hands.
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