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27th Apr '16 3:40:13 PM margdean56
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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Film/TheHobbit'', Gandalf's and Galadriel's powers are accompanied by blinding flashes of light, as well as some form of energy that can hold enemies at bay or fling them away. Perhaps tellingly, [[spoiler:Sauruman's]] powers, though very strong, manifest far less light.

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* In ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' and ''Film/TheHobbit'', Gandalf's and Galadriel's powers are accompanied by blinding flashes of light, as well as some form of energy that can hold enemies at bay or fling them away. Perhaps tellingly, [[spoiler:Sauruman's]] [[spoiler:Saruman's]] powers, though very strong, manifest far less light.
14th Mar '16 6:16:30 PM Prfnoff
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* In ''{{Nodwick}}'', {{PC}}s won't content to merely splash uglies with holy water, thus... Holy Hand Grenade Launcher [[XMeetsY + ]] KillItWithWater = "H2oly Sacred Soaker"

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* In ''{{Nodwick}}'', ''Webcomic/{{Nodwick}}'', {{PC}}s won't content to merely splash uglies with holy water, thus... Holy Hand Grenade Launcher [[XMeetsY + ]] KillItWithWater = "H2oly Sacred Soaker"



* Nith, a battlemage from ''WhatsShakin'' uses holy magic with his sword skills. Another character, Ell, can also launch heavy holy attacks when in need.

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* Nith, a battlemage from ''WhatsShakin'' ''Webcomic/WhatsShakin'' uses holy magic with his sword skills. Another character, Ell, can also launch heavy holy attacks when in need.
8th Mar '16 6:40:10 AM ZeroDozer
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** ''VideoGame/{{Terraria}}'' has this very grenade in its mobile/3DS versions, 100% inspired on its Worms origins, from its appearance, to the "Hallelujah!" choir, and down to its insanely destructive power and blast radius, which makes it the most powerful single-damaging item of all versions of this game.
14th Jan '16 4:17:07 PM nombretomado
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** In most of the games, and a few other SquareEnix series, "Holy" is often equal to "Flare" in terms of effect and damage. In the days Nintendo had censorship policies, Holy was given different names, like "Fade" in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'', "Pearl" in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' and "White" in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' and a handful of others.

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** In most of the games, and a few other SquareEnix Creator/SquareEnix series, "Holy" is often equal to "Flare" in terms of effect and damage. In the days Nintendo had censorship policies, Holy was given different names, like "Fade" in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyI'', "Pearl" in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' and "White" in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIV'' and a handful of others.
8th Jan '16 8:22:59 PM MyFinalEdits
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** In Fourth Edition, clerics have even more spells that can do damage to just about any kind of creature. Clerics who specialize in these are nicknamed "Laser Clerics."
*** Also in Fourth Edition, there is the Avenger class, which is a class pretty much devoted to this trope. Slightly subverted in that unlike other divine classes, Avengers are always allowed to be unaligned, regardless of the affiliation of the god they serve. Paladins also have very strong ties to this trope.

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** In Fourth Edition, clerics have even more spells that can do damage to just about any kind of creature. Clerics who specialize in these are nicknamed "Laser Clerics."
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" Also in Fourth Edition, there is the Avenger class, which is a class pretty much devoted to this trope. Slightly subverted in that unlike other divine classes, Avengers are always allowed to be unaligned, regardless of the affiliation of the god they serve. Paladins also have very strong ties to this trope.



*** Most good stuff was converted from [[http://index.rpg.net/display-search.phtml?key=background&value=Planescape&sort=system earlier]] [[http://index.rpg.net/display-search.phtml?key=background&value=Outer%2BPlanes&sort=system books]] of {{Planescape}}. ''[[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=8405 Warriors of Heaven]]'' -- note that its author participated in [=BoED=] too -- already had magic mostly restricted to Celestials and whoever they deem really worthy, including attacks. Parts designated "only good guys" weirdly (like telepathic eavesdropping) or reminding of "12 yr old gamer girl" template from ''[[Funny/TabletopGames Portable Hole]]'' are new additions.
* No article on Holy Hand Grenades would be complete without mentioning the [[ChurchMilitant Sisters of Battle]] of TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} fame whose entire arsenal has been blessed by the clergy. This includes the requisite Holy Hand Grenades [[KillItWithFire (mostly of the Willy Pete variety), but also Holy Flamethrowers & Holy Napalm Bombs]].

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*** ** Most good stuff was converted from [[http://index.rpg.net/display-search.phtml?key=background&value=Planescape&sort=system earlier]] [[http://index.rpg.net/display-search.phtml?key=background&value=Outer%2BPlanes&sort=system books]] of {{Planescape}}. ''[[http://index.rpg.net/display-entry.phtml?mainid=8405 Warriors of Heaven]]'' -- note that its author participated in [=BoED=] too -- already had magic mostly restricted to Celestials and whoever they deem really worthy, including attacks. Parts designated "only good guys" weirdly (like telepathic eavesdropping) or reminding of "12 yr old gamer girl" template from ''[[Funny/TabletopGames Portable Hole]]'' are new additions.
* No article on Holy Hand Grenades would be complete without mentioning the TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}:
** The
[[ChurchMilitant Sisters of Battle]] of TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} fame Battle]], whose entire arsenal has been blessed by the clergy. This includes the requisite Holy Hand Grenades [[KillItWithFire (mostly of the Willy Pete variety), but also Holy Flamethrowers & Holy Napalm Bombs]].
8th Jan '16 7:22:52 PM WillKeaton
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** And the Psyk-Out grenade, one using the waste from the Golden Throne [[note]]i.e. more or less literal "holy crap"[[/note]].

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** And the Psyk-Out grenade, one using the waste from the Golden Throne Throne.[[note]]i.e. more More or less literal "holy crap"[[/note]].crap."[[/note]]



* In ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} II RPG'' there's the Holy Water Pistol which makes most demons empty their bowels with fear(not literally), and to all Lost Soul variants, it does critical damage.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Doom}} II RPG'' there's the Holy Water Pistol which makes most demons empty their bowels with fear(not fear (not literally), and to all Lost Soul variants, it does critical damage.



** Black Mage's Hadouken spell [[spoiler: is powered by love.]] As in, literally [[PoweredByAForsakenChild consumes it like a fuel]].

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** Black Mage's Hadouken spell [[spoiler: is powered by love.]] As in, literally [[PoweredByAForsakenChild consumes it like a fuel]].fuel.]]



* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', among the wild variety of MadScientist-provided goodness of Mechanicsburg has mechanical "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120824 Bloodstone Paladins]]" in the cathedral [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100611 built by]] Good Heterodyne (and "dey schtarted all dot krezy sekrifice schtuff"). That's when you notice a Heterodyne trilobite sigil on their Abbess's cross... and remember that the founder of House Heterodyne [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20091102 was considered a consort of the local battle goddess]].

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', among the wild variety of MadScientist-provided goodness of Mechanicsburg has mechanical "[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120824 Bloodstone Paladins]]" in the cathedral [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20100611 built by]] Good Heterodyne (and "dey schtarted all dot krezy sekrifice schtuff"). That's when you notice a Heterodyne trilobite sigil on their Abbess's cross... and remember that the founder of House Heterodyne [[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20091102 was considered a consort of the local battle goddess]].goddess.]]
8th Jan '16 7:21:50 PM WillKeaton
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** As a ''ShoutOut'' in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', those who bought [[VideoGame/{{Worms}} Worms Reloaded]] before its release get a promotional helmet for the Soldier. Holy Hand Grenades included. Taunting with the Equalizer will result in an "HAAAALELUJAH!" choir playing in the air, and foes too close will be reduced to tiny bits... [[TakingYouWithMe in addition to yourself]].

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** As a ''ShoutOut'' ShoutOut in ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'', those who bought [[VideoGame/{{Worms}} Worms Reloaded]] before its release get a promotional helmet for the Soldier. Holy Hand Grenades included. Taunting with the Equalizer will result in an "HAAAALELUJAH!" choir playing in the air, and foes too close will be reduced to tiny bits... [[TakingYouWithMe in addition to yourself]].
8th Jan '16 7:21:33 PM WillKeaton
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** Worms 4 Mayhem and Worms Ultimate Mayhem push the holiness ''UpToEleven'': The explosion has a halo.

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** Worms ''Worms 4 Mayhem Mayhem'' and Worms ''Worms Ultimate Mayhem Mayhem'' push the holiness ''UpToEleven'': The explosion has a halo.
7th Jan '16 11:43:40 AM nombretomado
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* ''StarBlazers (SpaceBattleshipYamato)''? Trelaina: "Zordar... You have misused your power. I am here to return you to the cosmos." Ka-BOOOOM!!!

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* ''StarBlazers (SpaceBattleshipYamato)''? ''Anime/StarBlazers (Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato)''? Trelaina: "Zordar... You have misused your power. I am here to return you to the cosmos." Ka-BOOOOM!!!
31st Dec '15 1:04:26 AM jormis29
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** Not that it was ever used offensively, but the Ark of the Covenant had wooden handles because anyone that touched it directly was killed as though struck by lightning. This combines with the design of the Ark to make some think it was an electrical generator or something, possibly with sparks arcing between the two angel statues when in use.

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** Not that it was ever used offensively, but the Ark of the Covenant TheArkOfTheCovenant had wooden handles because anyone that touched it directly was killed as though struck by lightning. This combines with the design of the Ark to make some think it was an electrical generator or something, possibly with sparks arcing between the two angel statues when in use.
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