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25th Aug '17 5:34:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* Played straight with holy water and holy ground in ''Fright Night 2: New Blood'', but double subverted in one instance. The teen protagonist tries to prove that the teacher is a vampiress by warding her off with a bible, but she grabs it with no problem. Then right before she leaves she flashes the minor cross-shaped burn on her palm.

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* Played straight with holy water and holy ground in ''Fright Night 2: New Blood'', ''Film/FrightNight2NewBlood'', but double subverted in one instance. The teen protagonist tries to prove that the teacher is a vampiress by warding her off with a bible, but she grabs it with no problem. Then right before she leaves she flashes the minor cross-shaped burn on her palm.
24th Aug '17 4:25:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* Played straight with holy water and holy ground in ''Fright Night 2: New Blood'', but double subverted in one instance. The teen protagonist tries to prove that the teacher is a vampiress by warding her off with a bible, but she grabs it with no problem. Then right before she leaves she flashes the minor cross-shaped burn on her hand.

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* Played straight with holy water and holy ground in ''Fright Night 2: New Blood'', but double subverted in one instance. The teen protagonist tries to prove that the teacher is a vampiress by warding her off with a bible, but she grabs it with no problem. Then right before she leaves she flashes the minor cross-shaped burn on her hand.palm.
24th Aug '17 4:24:30 PM Morgenthaler
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* Played straight with holy water and holy ground in ''Fright Night 2: New Blood'', but double subverted in one instance. The teen protagonist tries to prove that the teacher is a vampiress by warding her off with a bible, but she grabs it with no problem. Then right before she leaves she flashes the minor cross-shaped burn on her hand.
22nd Aug '17 9:31:56 PM PaulA
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** Subverted in the ''Literature/DianaTregarde'' novels. In ''Children Of the Night'', when Diana first encounters the vampire Andre, she thrusts a crucifix into his face. He reacts by gently taking the crucifix from her hand and kissing it, saying, "I need not fear the Son of God, only the sun in the sky." Fortunately for Diane, Andre is a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.

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** Subverted in the ''Literature/DianaTregarde'' novels. In ''Children Of the Night'', ''Literature/ChildrenOfTheNight'', when Diana Tregarde first encounters the vampire Andre, she Andre. She thrusts a crucifix into his face. He reacts by gently taking the crucifix from her hand and kissing it, saying, "I need not fear the Son of God, only the sun in the sky." Fortunately for Diane, Diana, Andre is a FriendlyNeighborhoodVampire.
30th Jul '17 4:43:48 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Film/{{Vampirella}}'': Subverted when Vampirella meets with the head of a CreatureHunterOrganization and he tests a crucifix on her. She points out that as a space vampire, she has no reason to fear earth-based holy figures.
25th Jul '17 7:13:42 PM Mephistopheles
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* The BigBad... [[EldritchAbomination thing]]... in ''Summer of Night'' by Creator/DanSimmons is hurt by holy water. Its servants dismiss this as a habit picked up during its time in the Vatican, leaving open the question of whether Christianity or God really has anything to do with it.

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* The BigBad... [[EldritchAbomination thing]]... in ''Summer of Night'' ''Literature/SummerOfNight'' by Creator/DanSimmons is hurt by holy water. Its servants dismiss this as a habit picked up during its time in the Vatican, leaving open the question of whether Christianity or God really has anything to do with it.
10th Jul '17 1:10:14 AM NoxSky12599
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* Happens in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' when the party picks some holy loot, although it is rather [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/12/12/episode-1203-maligned/ underplayed.]] Fighter's reaction is amusing ("Ahh! I think the idiot celestial who made this thing forgot that handles aren't made out of pain."), but not as much as Black Mage's.

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* Happens in ''Webcomic/EightBitTheater'' when the party picks some holy loot, although it is rather [[http://www.nuklearpower.com/2009/12/12/episode-1203-maligned/ underplayed.]] Fighter's Thief's reaction is amusing ("Ahh! I think the idiot celestial who made this thing forgot that handles aren't made out of pain."), but not as much as Black Mage's.
25th Jun '17 8:42:56 PM DustSnitch
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Some [[MadeOfEvil biologically or spiritually evil]] things react violently to [[ProtectiveCharm holy stuff]], causing not just [[AgonyBeam physical pain]] but [[BerserkButton violent]] and [[HissBeforeFleeing fearful]] [[ImHavingSoulPains reactions]]. Tangentially related to ReviveKillsZombie, as a related fantasy KryptoniteFactor. A possible form of GlamourFailure and, depending on execution, a WeaksauceWeakness.

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Some [[MadeOfEvil biologically or spiritually evil]] things react violently to [[ProtectiveCharm holy stuff]], causing not just [[AgonyBeam physical pain]] but [[BerserkButton violent]] and [[HissBeforeFleeing fearful]] [[ImHavingSoulPains reactions]]. Tangentially related to ReviveKillsZombie, as a related fantasy KryptoniteFactor. A possible form of GlamourFailure and, depending on execution, a WeaksauceWeakness.
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[[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] tend to have at least one weakness of this kind. [[MonsterLord Especially old, powerful]], or ''insane'' vampires may be able to FightOffTheKryptonite thanks to their CrossMeltingAura and attack.

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[[OurVampiresAreDifferent Vampires]] and [[OurDemonsAreDifferent demons]] tend to have at least one weakness of this kind. kind, generally holy water and crosses in keeping with their origins in [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christendom]]. [[MonsterLord Especially old, powerful]], or ''insane'' vampires and demons may be able to FightOffTheKryptonite thanks to their CrossMeltingAura and attack.



Compare to KillItWithFire and WeakenedByTheLight. A subtrope of GoodHurtsEvil. See also TurnUndead, ProtectiveCharm and HolyHandGrenade. Most examples that are played for laughs are also FauxHorrific. Contrast HolyIsNotSafe, where the holy object is just as dangerous to good-aligned characters as evil. Also contrast AllergicToEvil, where a good-aligned character is weakened by the presence of someone or something evil nearby.

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Compare to KillItWithFire and WeakenedByTheLight. A subtrope of GoodHurtsEvil. See also TurnUndead, ProtectiveCharm and HolyHandGrenade. Most examples that are played for laughs are also FauxHorrific. Contrast HolyIsNotSafe, where the holy object is just as dangerous to good-aligned characters as evil. Also contrast AllergicToEvil, where a good-aligned character is weakened by the presence of someone or something evil nearby.
nearby. Tangentially related to ReviveKillsZombie, as a related fantasy KryptoniteFactor. A possible form of GlamourFailure and, depending on execution, a WeaksauceWeakness.
25th Jun '17 8:32:28 PM DustSnitch
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Some [[MadeOfEvil biologically or spiritually evil]] -- or [[DarkIsNotEvil not exactly evil]] -- things react violently to [[ProtectiveCharm holy stuff]], causing not just [[AgonyBeam physical pain]] but [[BerserkButton violent]] and [[HissBeforeFleeing fearful]] [[ImHavingSoulPains reactions]]. Tangentially related to ReviveKillsZombie, as a related fantasy KryptoniteFactor. A possible form of GlamourFailure and, depending on execution, a WeaksauceWeakness.

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Some [[MadeOfEvil biologically or spiritually evil]] -- or [[DarkIsNotEvil not exactly evil]] -- things react violently to [[ProtectiveCharm holy stuff]], causing not just [[AgonyBeam physical pain]] but [[BerserkButton violent]] and [[HissBeforeFleeing fearful]] [[ImHavingSoulPains reactions]]. Tangentially related to ReviveKillsZombie, as a related fantasy KryptoniteFactor. A possible form of GlamourFailure and, depending on execution, a WeaksauceWeakness.
9th Jun '17 3:45:57 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied on ''[[WillAndGrace Will & Grace]]'', when Will expresses surprise that Karen Walker can wear a nun's habit without her skin burning

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* Parodied on ''[[WillAndGrace Will & Grace]]'', ''Series/WillAndGrace'', when Will expresses surprise that Karen Walker can wear a nun's habit without her skin burningburning.
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