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21st Sep '16 9:24:49 AM ProfessorDetective
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* Creator/MarvelComics has an artifact that's been floating around the Magic series for a while known as the 'Hellfire Shotgun.' It's [[ShapedLikeItself a (usually pump-action) shotgun loaded with Hellfire]] that never needs to be reloaded. It's had a habit of landing in the hands of weakened Magical heroes in need of a new edge, like a depowered Johnny Blaze and The Scarlet Witch during All-New Doctor Strange's 'The End of Magic' arc.
22nd Aug '16 1:34:08 AM valos
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Contrast HolyHandGrenade and FauxFlame. See 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.
22nd Aug '16 1:33:23 AM valos
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Contrast HolyHandGrenade and FauxFlame.

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Contrast HolyHandGrenade and FauxFlame. See GreekFire, a non-magical example known for properties commonly attributed to this trope, in particular being able to burn underwater.
19th Jul '16 3:45:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* A particularly [[RuleOfCool awesome]] application of this comes from the D&D webcomic ''{{Darken}}'', where the main character is a {{Hellfire}}-[[KillItWithFire flinging]] EvilOverlord-in-training:

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* A particularly [[RuleOfCool awesome]] application of this comes from the D&D webcomic ''{{Darken}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Darken}}'', where the main character is a {{Hellfire}}-[[KillItWithFire flinging]] EvilOverlord-in-training:



* The titular character of the webcomic ''ZebraGirl'' has the ability to summon hellfire which makes anyone she's mad at spontaneously combust. In a subversion, EpilepticTree wisdom states that the burns made are skin deep, so that the victim can be fried again...and again...and again.

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* The titular character of the webcomic ''ZebraGirl'' ''Webcomic/ZebraGirl'' has the ability to summon hellfire which makes anyone she's mad at spontaneously combust. In a subversion, EpilepticTree wisdom states that the burns made are skin deep, so that the victim can be fried again...and again...and again.
11th Jun '16 1:41:23 PM Yozzy
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* Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is enabled to generate this from ''Literature/BloodRites'' to ''Literature/WhiteNight'' due to a [[spoiler:psychic copy of a Fallen Angel in his head.]] It adds more power to his destructive magical attacks, but he has to struggle against TheDarkSide.
** After [[spoiler:demonic shadow who gives him access to hellfire 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 firstborns[[/note]] has gifted him with Soulfire, the fires of Creation itself. It fits the trope just as well as normal Hellfire - it makes the spells more "real," and thus more powerful, but at the cost of some of Harry's soul (though it regenerates 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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* Harry Dresden of ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' is enabled to generate this from ''Literature/BloodRites'' to ''Literature/WhiteNight'' due to a [[spoiler:psychic copy [[spoiler:shadow (a psychic copy) of a the Fallen Angel Lasciel in his head.]] It adds more power to his destructive magical attacks, replacing his fire spells altogether, and often adds an incendiary effect to those that are based on kinetic force, but he has to struggle against TheDarkSide.
TheDarkSide and Some SanitySlippage. [[spoiler:By giving the Shadow of Lasciel a name, "Lash", and encouraging her to think independently of the original, Harry gave her free will. And she used it to take a psychic bullet for him, killing her, and saving Harry's life. He didn't seem to have too much of an opinion on losing Hellfire since he was occupied mourning Lash]].
** After [[spoiler:demonic shadow who gives him Due to their nature, the demonic [[TheLegionsOfHell Knights of the Blackened Denarius]] (or [[MaliciousMisnaming the Nickleheads]]) have access to hellfire 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 Uriel[[note]]The one who killed all of Egypt's firstborns[[/note]] firstborn.[[/note]]]] has gifted him with Soulfire, the fires of Creation itself. [[HolyHandGrenade Soulfire]],the angelic counterpart to Hellfire. It fits the trope just as well as normal Hellfire - Hellfire, it makes the jis spells more "real," and thus more powerful, and he can do things he couldn't before (making magical constructs), but at the cost of some it's fueled by soul, and takes up a little bit of Harry's soul (though each time he uses it. While it regenerates 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.
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.
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