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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.
9th Jun '16 3:24:38 PM MyFinalEdits
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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' there is a rather literal example of this trope where Castiel uses a molotov cocktail full of holy oil to take out Michael, if only for a few minutes.
** Many higher tier angels have this ability, the most predominate example being Raphael.

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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' there is a rather literal example of this trope where Castiel uses a molotov cocktail full of holy oil to take out Michael, if only for a few minutes.
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minutes. Many higher tier angels have this ability, ability as well, the most predominate example being Raphael.



** Light Arrows from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' onward. They're capable of dispelling evil barriers, hurting the otherwise invincible Ganondorf, stunning large enemies like Stalfos and, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', they not only kill enemies in fewer hits (sometimes only one), but also make them leave large sums of money as a result. The arrows are further buffed in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', where any minor enemy hit anywhere with a light arrow dramatically explodes in a brilliant flash of light.

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** Light Arrows from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' onward. They're capable of dispelling evil barriers, hurting the otherwise invincible Ganondorf, Ganondorf and Malladus (in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaSpiritTracks''), stunning large enemies like Stalfos and, in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaMajorasMask'', they not only kill enemies in fewer hits (sometimes only one), but also make them leave large sums of money as a result.result; they also have the power of activating the gravity flip at the entrance of the Stone Tower Temple, as well as in a couple rooms within. The arrows are further buffed in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', where any minor enemy hit anywhere with a light arrow dramatically explodes in a brilliant flash of light.



* The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' games has had Light-element attacks, like Photon, Holy Lance, and Judgment, since the very beginning. And despite it being a lightning-based spell, the Indignation spell fits under this trope; the incantation describes the caster as commanding heavenly powers to send down "Divine Lightning"; when the spell is cast, the skies part and lightning falls from the heavens. In some games it is a proper light elemental spell.
** An exception is VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss, where Judgment counts as a [[PlayingWithFire Fire-element spell]].

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* ''Franchise/TalesSeries'':
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The ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' games has had Light-element attacks, like Photon, Holy Lance, and Judgment, since the very beginning. And despite it being a lightning-based spell, the Indignation spell fits under this trope; the incantation describes the caster as commanding heavenly powers to send down "Divine Lightning"; when the spell is cast, the skies part and lightning falls from the heavens. In some games it is a proper light elemental spell.
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spell. An exception is VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss, ''VideoGame/TalesOfTheAbyss'', where Judgment counts as a [[PlayingWithFire Fire-element spell]].



* ChurchMilitant Ciel from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' wields the Seventh Holy Scripture, a unicorn horn fused with the soul of a sacrificed girl. Clearly, however, this wasn't good enough for her, so she modified it into a ''pilebunker''. It's so powerful that [[spoiler: it can stop the reincarnation of a Dead Apostle, INCLUDING [[EnemyWithin Roa.]] Or, rather, it's specifically designed to stop the reincarnation of one such as Roa, and happens to stop reincarnation by any lesser being. It's filled with the power of all church verses, theories, sermons, etc, that deny reincarnation, imparting that belief upon the one hit.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'':
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ChurchMilitant Ciel from ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'' wields the Seventh Holy Scripture, a unicorn horn fused with the soul of a sacrificed girl. Clearly, however, this wasn't good enough for her, so she modified it into a ''pilebunker''. It's so powerful that [[spoiler: it can stop the reincarnation of a Dead Apostle, INCLUDING [[EnemyWithin Roa.]] Or, rather, it's specifically designed to stop the reincarnation of one such as Roa, and happens to stop reincarnation by any lesser being. It's filled with the power of all church verses, theories, sermons, etc, that deny reincarnation, imparting that belief upon the one hit.]]



* The Rainbow of Light from the original ''MyLittlePony'' cartoon. [[TokenHuman Meg]][[BadassNormal an]] uses it to obliterate [[BigBad Tirac]] in the pilot episode.

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* ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'':
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The Rainbow of Light from the original ''MyLittlePony'' cartoon. [[TokenHuman Meg]][[BadassNormal an]] Megan uses it to obliterate [[BigBad Tirac]] in the pilot episode.



* [[spoiler: Energybending]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', being not only the original and thus purest form of [[spoiler:bending]], but also implied to be divine in origin, what with having origins in the spiritual world and being used solely by the Avatar. In the SequelSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', [[spoiler:Amon]] claims to have acquired what appears to be the exact same thing from the spirits. [[spoiler: It turns out to be a combination of [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique bloodbending]] and chi blocking. And it still isn't as powerful as energybending, as Korra was able to reverse the effect with it]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'':
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[[spoiler: Energybending]] in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', being is not only the original and thus purest form of [[spoiler:bending]], but also implied to be divine in origin, what with having origins in the spiritual world and being used solely by the Avatar. In the SequelSeries, ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'', [[spoiler:Amon]] claims to have acquired what appears to be the exact same thing from the spirits. [[spoiler: It turns out to be a combination of [[DangerousForbiddenTechnique bloodbending]] and chi blocking. And it still isn't as powerful as energybending, as Korra was able to reverse the effect with it]].
9th Jun '16 5:04:33 AM Arucard
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**''VideoGame/CastlevaniaLordsOfShadow'' gives you a Light medallion which allows you to heal with each landed attack, as well as some other light/holy abilities.
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.
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