History Main / HolyHalo

5th Oct '17 1:41:23 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* Played with by Keith Thompson in his artwork such as [[https://www.keiththompsonart.com/pages/wight.html Apollonian Wight]], [[https://www.keiththompsonart.com/pages/collect.html The Collect]], and [[https://www.keiththompsonart.com/pages/damned04.html Damned]] [[UsefulNotes/RasputinTheMadMonk 04]].
19th Sep '17 8:33:15 AM MarqFJA
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Either a gold ring floating over someone's head or the more traditional shimmer of light like they someone is holding a flashlight behind a character's head. In fiction (and ''lots'' of classical art), halos are basically synonymous with holiness and extreme good. It means you're either {{God}}, [[CrystalDragonJesus a non-denominational]] [[LowestCosmicDenominator equivalent]], an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]], a saint, a buddha, the MessianicArchetype or a soul of the dearly departed in FluffyCloudHeaven (the real {{Heaven}} isn't quite so tacky). Although the term "halo" only dates back to the 17th century the trope itself is ancient, in the middle-ages it was known as the ''corona gloriae'' ("crown of glory") in Europe. While in the West it is associated with Christian iconography halos are also a part of Muslim, Buddhist and other religious art. Traditionally, the presence of a halo on someone in art means they are inhabited with the Holy Spirit because of their great virtue.

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Either a gold ring floating over someone's head head, or the more traditional shimmer of light like they someone is holding a flashlight behind a character's head. In fiction (and ''lots'' of classical art), halos are basically synonymous with holiness and extreme good. It means you're either {{God}}, [[CrystalDragonJesus a non-denominational]] [[LowestCosmicDenominator equivalent]], an [[OurAngelsAreDifferent angel]], a saint, a buddha, the MessianicArchetype or a soul of the dearly departed in FluffyCloudHeaven (the real {{Heaven}} isn't quite so tacky). Although the term "halo" only dates back to the 17th century the trope itself is ancient, in the middle-ages it was known as the ''corona gloriae'' ("crown of glory") in Europe. While in the West it is associated with Christian iconography halos are also a part of Muslim, Buddhist and other religious art. Traditionally, the presence of a halo on someone in art means they are inhabited with the Holy Spirit because of their great virtue.
31st Jul '17 11:17:26 AM Necrodomo
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* Advocate angels in ''[[NexusWar Nexus Clash]]'' get a halo that invokes HolyIsNotSafe and rather quickly burns anyone who strikes the angel to a crisp.
17th May '17 7:50:12 PM nombretomado
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* Parodied in ''UruseiYatsura''. When [[TricksterMentor trickster monk]] Cherry dispenses a nugget of pop wisdom, everyone is awed and looks in reverence at the shining halo around him, thinking him a saint despite his past. Then Ataru points out in outrage that it's just the light reflecting off Cherry's bald skull.

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* Parodied in ''UruseiYatsura''.''Manga/UruseiYatsura''. When [[TricksterMentor trickster monk]] Cherry dispenses a nugget of pop wisdom, everyone is awed and looks in reverence at the shining halo around him, thinking him a saint despite his past. Then Ataru points out in outrage that it's just the light reflecting off Cherry's bald skull.
17th Mar '17 1:05:11 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''Film/JacobsLadder'', the main character looks up at his chiropractor and notes that, with his lamp shining above his head, the chiropractor looks just like an angel. It turns out [[spoiler:the chiropractor ''is'' an angel]].
17th Mar '17 1:03:11 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': Anasurimbor Kellhus, who cons most of the world into believing that he is their prophesied messiah to unite them against their very real enemies, is occasionally seems to have halos around his hands. Kellhus himself notes them and doesn't understand what they are.

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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': Anasurimbor Kellhus, who cons most of the world into believing that he is their prophesied messiah to unite them against their very real enemies, is occasionally seems to have halos around his hands. Kellhus himself notes them and doesn't understand what they are.
17th Mar '17 1:02:40 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Literature/SecondApocalypse'': Anasurimbor Kellhus, who cons most of the world into believing that he is their prophesied messiah to unite them against their very real enemies, is occasionally seems to have halos around his hands. Kellhus himself notes them and doesn't understand what they are.
14th Mar '17 9:03:09 PM DustSnitch
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* Every painting of [[UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} Christ]] in the Art/SistineChapel shows a circle of light behind his head, with the brightest of them all being the full-body halo of ''The Last Judgement''.
* In order to emphasize the scene's realism, ''Art/TheLastSupper'' gives none of the Apostles halos and only gives Jesus an obscured BackgroundHalo. This deviates from every other depiction of the Last Supper before this, which saw halos as essential to convey the saintliness of those attending the dinner, especially to contrast Judas, who was never given a halo, from the other Apostles.
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17th Feb '17 2:25:40 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/TheMaidOfFairewellHeights'': A halo is part of the Angel costume.
31st Dec '16 5:20:28 AM Troperinik
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaeloo}}'', Mr. Cat puts on a halo when pretending to be innocent of a crime.
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