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28th Nov '16 6:31:32 PM nombretomado
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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", the mark of the phoenix is put on Conan's sword by Epimetrius, which lets Conan slay the demon that Thoth-Amon summoned as revenge against Ascalante, even after the sword is broken during the battle with Ascalante and his assassins. The phoenix mark is identified by the high priest of Mitra.

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* In Creator/RobertEHoward's ConanTheBarbarian Literature/ConanTheBarbarian story "Literature/ThePhoenixOnTheSword", the mark of the phoenix is put on Conan's sword by Epimetrius, which lets Conan slay the demon that Thoth-Amon summoned as revenge against Ascalante, even after the sword is broken during the battle with Ascalante and his assassins. The phoenix mark is identified by the high priest of Mitra.
29th Oct '16 2:30:09 PM nombretomado
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* Anyone playing a Guardian in ''GuildWars2'' will end up relying heavily on skills of this type. While there is no "holy" type damage in the game, a lot of their skills heal allies while simultaneously damaging enemies, and sometimes even setting them on fire. A Guardian's user interface will even periodically burn with blue flames to indicate that their passive buff skills are in effect. Interestingly, even nearby allies will have THEIR skill bar ignited with blue flames when they receive a buff from the Guardian.

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* Anyone playing a Guardian in ''GuildWars2'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' will end up relying heavily on skills of this type. While there is no "holy" type damage in the game, a lot of their skills heal allies while simultaneously damaging enemies, and sometimes even setting them on fire. A Guardian's user interface will even periodically burn with blue flames to indicate that their passive buff skills are in effect. Interestingly, even nearby allies will have THEIR skill bar ignited with blue flames when they receive a buff from the Guardian.
7th Oct '16 7:07:20 PM MsChibi
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Compare HeartBeatDown (using love like this). ElementalPowers, FireIceLightning, ReviveKillsZombie, DepletedPhlebotinumShells, BoltOfDivineRetribution (for when {{God}}, in whatever form he takes, cuts out the middleman), and HolyIsNotSafe (where holiness is inherently dangerous even when not weaponized.)

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Compare HeartBeatDown (using love like this). ElementalPowers, FireIceLightning, ReviveKillsZombie, DepletedPhlebotinumShells, BoltOfDivineRetribution (for when {{God}}, in whatever form he takes, cuts out the middleman), WeakenedByTheLight, and HolyIsNotSafe (where holiness is inherently dangerous even when not weaponized.)
12th Sep '16 2:15:26 PM WillKeaton
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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.]]

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* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', among the wild variety of MadScientist-provided goodness of Mechanicsburg has mechanical "[[http://www.[[http://www.girlgeniusonline.com/comic.php?date=20120824 Bloodstone Paladins]]" "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.]]
12th Sep '16 2:14:57 PM WillKeaton
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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2015-10-14 the angels leap to defend Lil'E and Tangerine with sparkles]], producing [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2015-10-15 sharply different reactions among the characters]], and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2015-10-16 Ariel explains it to Tangerine.]]

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* In ''Webcomic/{{Sinfest}}'', [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2015-10-14 the angels leap to defend Lil'E and Tangerine with sparkles]], sparkles,]] producing [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2015-10-15 sharply different reactions among the characters]], characters,]] and [[http://www.sinfest.net/view.php?date=2015-10-16 Ariel explains it to Tangerine.]]
27th Aug '16 3:42:34 PM Siggu
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** The first game has a [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/worms_grenade.jpg literal Holy Hand Grenade]] just like in ''Monty Python and the Holy Grail''. Complete with a fixed three-second fuse rather than the 1-5 second adjustable fuses of other grenades, because "three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three."[[note]]"Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out."[[/note]] A "HAAAALELUJAH!" choir sounds in the air, and immediately after that, sweet mass destruction is the outcome.

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** The first game has a [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/worms_grenade.jpg literal Holy Hand Grenade]] just like in ''Monty Python and the Holy Grail''. Complete with a fixed three-second fuse rather than the 1-5 second adjustable fuses of other grenades, grenades (However, the grenade will not explode until it stays perfectly still. Later games remove the fuse, and the grenade will explode as soon as it stays still), because "three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three."[[note]]"Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out."[[/note]] A "HAAAALELUJAH!" choir sounds in the air, and immediately after that, sweet mass destruction is the outcome.
6th Aug '16 2:06:58 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The Plasma Grenades in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', which the Covenant refer to as "holy flare", "prophet's flare", or "cleansing flame" (Or "Demon flare", when thrown by an enemy). They're actually more akin to StickyBomb than this trope, though, but they're holy as far as [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant]] are concerned. Given that the Covenant reverse engineers Forerunner tech for all of their gear, and they worship the Forerunners as gods, it might still be literal truth to them.

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* The Plasma Grenades in ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'', which the Covenant refer to as "holy flare", "prophet's flare", or "cleansing flame" (Or "Demon flare", when thrown by an enemy). They're actually more akin to StickyBomb than this trope, though, but they're holy as far as [[ScaryDogmaticAliens the Covenant]] are concerned. Given that the Covenant reverse engineers reverse-engineers Forerunner tech for all of their gear, and they worship the Forerunners as gods, it might still be literal truth to them.
24th Jul '16 4:45:52 PM nombretomado
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* Most of the weapons used by [[ChurchMilitant the Magdalene Order of Exorcists]] in ''ChronoCrusade'' are some form of {{Holy Hand Grenade}}s. There's holy ammunition in the form of Sacreds (regular bullets with holy oil inside to act as a small explosive) and the more powerful Gospels (bullets made with alchemical silver, inscribed with holy runes, and packed with holy oil), a sword in which the handle is a cross and the blade is made out of some sort of holy energy, etc.

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* Most of the weapons used by [[ChurchMilitant the Magdalene Order of Exorcists]] in ''ChronoCrusade'' ''Manga/ChronoCrusade'' are some form of {{Holy Hand Grenade}}s. There's holy ammunition in the form of Sacreds (regular bullets with holy oil inside to act as a small explosive) and the more powerful Gospels (bullets made with alchemical silver, inscribed with holy runes, and packed with holy oil), a sword in which the handle is a cross and the blade is made out of some sort of holy energy, etc.
5th Jul '16 8:34:23 PM intastiel
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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.

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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}}.''TabletopGame/{{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.additions.
** Holy Word is a high-level spell that has various [[BrownNote damaging effects]] on non-Good creatures nearby. Unfortunately, going by standard D&D demographics, speaking a Holy Word on a busy street would probably strike three quarters of the crowd dead on the spot.



* WarhammerFantasy battle and roleplay has the gods of the empire to mainly help their followers.....until they decide to unleash destructive powers rivaling those of mighty sorcerers. Brettonia avoids this by having their goddess only protect the knights from harm and give them powers when they become epitomes of good, the destructive power of their "damsels" (mystical priestesses) are given by training from elves.

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* WarhammerFantasy ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' battle and roleplay has the gods of the empire to mainly help their followers.....until they decide to unleash destructive powers rivaling those of mighty sorcerers. Brettonia avoids this by having their goddess only protect the knights from harm and give them powers when they become epitomes of good, the destructive power of their "damsels" (mystical priestesses) are given by training from elves.
30th Jun '16 7:49:41 PM nombretomado
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* {{Deadlands}} and its CCG counterpart, Doomtown, have the Holy Wheel Gun, a revolver with "The Right Hand of God" engraved on the barrel. It does terrible things to monsters, especially the more profane, like the walking dead, werewolves, and vampires.

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* {{Deadlands}} ''TabletopGame/{{Deadlands}}'' and its CCG counterpart, Doomtown, have the Holy Wheel Gun, a revolver with "The Right Hand of God" engraved on the barrel. It does terrible things to monsters, especially the more profane, like the walking dead, werewolves, and vampires.



* The Light Element in ''{{Bionicle}}''. Examples include Takanuva and Av-Matoran.

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* The Light Element in ''{{Bionicle}}''.''Toys/{{Bionicle}}''. Examples include Takanuva and Av-Matoran.
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