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When Prometheus handed ''Homo Erectus'' the gift of fire, he did not just give humanity the light of science, reason, progress, invention, technology, and ergo the power to rival {{God}}, but also the means to dispatch just about any monster imaginable. Considering how Myth/GreekMythology is a FantasyKitchenSink full of all kinds of abominations, that was a ''good thing.'' The symbolism behind this has to do with fire's associations with [[FirePurifies purification]] and {{light|IsGood}}, and partly because it represents humanity's dominion over the natural world. More literally, a burning stick was humankind's first effective defence against nocturnal predators, with an added bonus of extermination of parasites in food. ...The fact that burn pain is one of the strongest kinds of pain a human being can experience probably doesn't hurt either.

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When Prometheus handed ''Homo Erectus'' the gift of fire, he did not just give humanity the light of science, reason, progress, invention, technology, and ergo the power to rival {{God}}, but also the means to dispatch just about any monster imaginable. Considering how Myth/GreekMythology is a FantasyKitchenSink full of all kinds of abominations, that was a ''good thing.'' The symbolism behind this has to do with fire's associations with [[FirePurifies purification]] and {{light|IsGood}}, and partly because it represents humanity's dominion over the natural world. More literally, a burning stick was humankind's first effective defence against nocturnal predators, with an added bonus of extermination of parasites in food. ... The fact that burn pain is one of the strongest kinds of pain a human being can experience probably doesn't hurt either.



You know what the best part of Kill It With Fire is? It works on regular people wearing masks too. Kind of like decapitation [[DecapitationRequired (which also works on most things)]] and a stake through the heart.

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You know what the best part of Kill It With with Fire is? It works on regular people wearing masks too. Kind of like decapitation [[DecapitationRequired (which also works on most things)]] and a stake through the heart.



* In ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'', the eponymous aliens are almost completely defenseless against fire.
** Ditto with acids. Due to said aliens' BizarreAlienBiology, anything that humans shouldn't get on their skin can be turned into a somewhat effective weapon.

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* In ''Manga/{{Parasyte}}'', the eponymous aliens are almost completely defenseless against fire.
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fire. Ditto with acids. Due to said aliens' BizarreAlienBiology, anything that humans shouldn't get on their skin can be turned into a somewhat effective weapon.



* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', when Guts is attacked by several [[PersonalSpaceInvader small fairy demons]] during the Rosine arc, he kills them by leaping into the fire he recently started. Guts is like that.

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* In ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'', when ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'':
** When
Guts is attacked by several [[PersonalSpaceInvader small fairy demons]] during the Rosine arc, he kills them by leaping into the fire he recently started. Guts is like that.



* In ''Manga/KingOfThorn'', some particularly tough octopus-like monsters prove vulnerable to good old-fashioned incineration.

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* In ''Manga/KingOfThorn'', some ''Manga/KingOfThorn'':
** Some
particularly tough octopus-like monsters prove vulnerable to good old-fashioned incineration.



* In one of his... less stable moments, [[spoiler:Izaya sets his whole game board on fire]] in ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}''. Also, Walker sets the Blue Squares leader's van on fire with molotovs when he and the rest of the gang rescue Saki.

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* ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}'':
**
In one of his... less stable moments, [[spoiler:Izaya sets his whole game board on fire]] in ''{{LightNovel/Durarara}}''.in . Also, Walker sets the Blue Squares leader's van on fire with molotovs when he and the rest of the gang rescue Saki.



* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': There is a reason why Roy Mustang is known as the '''[[PlayingWithFire Flame]]''' Alchemist. How did he become a war hero in the Ishvalan Civil War? He used his unique flame alchemy, which utilizes the oxygen in the air and special spark-gloves to throw MASSIVE STREAMS OF FIRE. [[spoiler:One of his most triumphant fights is with Lust. Roy is mostly useless when water is used against him; however, using Havoc's lighter and the hydrogen in the water, he was able to create a devastating fire attack that took her by surprise. Then there is the end-fight that is a huge [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOA]] for Roy; he seared his wound to stop bleeding to death, carved a transmutation circle directly upon his hand, and with a lighter, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill incinerated Lust multiple times]] until she [[KilledOffForReal finally died]]]].
** [[spoiler: Roy's "[[CurbStompBattle fight]]" with [[SmugSnake Envy]] later in the manga takes everything seen in the fight with Lust UpToEleven; Roy pinpoints his attacks to vulnerable spots like the tongue and eyes to make Envy's death as painful as possible, and eventually his rage becomes so strong that he starts ''[[SpamAttack spamming]]'' massive fire blasts while Envy screams in agony.]]

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* ''Manga/FullmetalAlchemist'': There is a reason why Roy Mustang is known as the '''[[PlayingWithFire Flame]]''' Alchemist. How did he become a war hero in the Ishvalan Civil War? He used his unique flame alchemy, which utilizes the oxygen in the air and special spark-gloves to throw MASSIVE STREAMS OF FIRE. [[spoiler:One FIRE.
** One
of his most triumphant fights is with Lust.[[spoiler:Lust. Roy is mostly useless when water is used against him; however, using Havoc's lighter and the hydrogen in the water, he was able to create a devastating fire attack that took her by surprise. Then there is the end-fight that is a huge [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome CMOA]] for Roy; he seared his wound to stop bleeding to death, carved a transmutation circle directly upon his hand, and with a lighter, [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill incinerated Lust multiple times]] until she [[KilledOffForReal finally died]]]].
** [[spoiler: Roy's "[[CurbStompBattle fight]]" with [[SmugSnake [[spoiler:[[SmugSnake Envy]] later in the manga takes everything seen in the fight with Lust UpToEleven; Roy pinpoints his attacks to vulnerable spots like the tongue and eyes to make Envy's death as painful as possible, and eventually his rage becomes so strong that he starts ''[[SpamAttack spamming]]'' massive fire blasts while Envy screams in agony.]]



* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'''s first season penultimate episode, [[PlayingWithFire Sailor Mars]] destroys two of the [[EliteMooks DD Girls]] in succession with her Fire Soul attack. The first she kills while trapped in an ice dome by the second. The second electrocutes her and leaves her for dead...[[DyingMomentOfAwesome then Mars grabs her and, with the last of her power, ("Fire...SOUL!!!") obliterates her before dying]].

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* In ''Anime/SailorMoon'''s first season penultimate episode, [[PlayingWithFire Sailor Mars]] destroys two of the [[EliteMooks DD Girls]] in succession with her Fire Soul attack. The first she kills while trapped in an ice dome by the second. The second electrocutes her and leaves her for dead... [[DyingMomentOfAwesome then Mars grabs her and, with the last of her power, ("Fire...SOUL!!!") obliterates her before dying]].



* In ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', the people of the Valley of the Wind force their conquerors to give them flamethrowers so they can expunge an invasive outcrop of poisonous spores. Then, they turn around and use them to drive out their conquerers.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
** The Uchiha Clan are reknowned for their fire-based jutsus. Then there is [[spoiler: Uchiha Madara himself.]] He can create Katons so wide and powerful they require ''dozens'' of Alliance Suiton users to dispel, or Mei Terumi the Mizukage to counter.

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* In ''Manga/NausicaaOfTheValleyOfTheWind'', the people of the Valley of the Wind force their conquerors to give them flamethrowers so they can expunge an invasive outcrop of poisonous spores. Then, they turn around and use them to drive out their conquerers.
conquerors.
* ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''
''Manga/{{Naruto}}'':
** The Uchiha Clan are reknowned renowned for their fire-based jutsus. Then there is [[spoiler: Uchiha Madara himself.]] He can create Katons so wide and powerful they require ''dozens'' of Alliance Suiton users to dispel, or Mei Terumi the Mizukage to counter.



* In the ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' tie-in comic ''Godzilla: Awakening'', the only way to kill Shinomura is to destroy each and every cell, the most effective way? Burn it. The nuke that was used on Godzilla in 1954 was also used to kill what was left of it.

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* In the ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'' ''Film/Godzilla2014'' tie-in comic ''Godzilla: Awakening'', the only way to kill Shinomura is to destroy each and every cell, the most effective way? Burn it. The nuke that was used on Godzilla in 1954 was also used to kill what was left of it.



* ''FanFic/InnerDemons'': Part of [[BigBad Queen!]][[FaceHeelTurn Twilight's]] crossing of the MoralEventHorizon involves this. After a very cruel SadisticChoice (see that page for details) she locks Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and Rainbow Dash inside Sugarcube Corner and sets the building on fire. [[spoiler: [[DeusExMachina Fortunately, the Elements of Harmony protect them]].]]

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* ''FanFic/InnerDemons'': ''Fanfic/InnerDemons'': Part of [[BigBad Queen!]][[FaceHeelTurn Twilight's]] crossing of the MoralEventHorizon involves this. After a very cruel SadisticChoice (see that page for details) she locks Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and Rainbow Dash inside Sugarcube Corner and sets the building on fire. [[spoiler: [[DeusExMachina Fortunately, the Elements of Harmony protect them]].]]



* In ''FanFic/SystemRestore'', the second murderer traps their victim in their own cabin and sets it on fire.

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* In ''FanFic/SystemRestore'', ''Fanfic/SystemRestore'', the second murderer traps their victim in their own cabin and sets it on fire.



* [[TheSlenderManMythos In the Slender Man fic]] ''Fanfic/ByTheFiresLight'', it is not the heroes but the Slender Man itself who uses fire to kill things and and cleanse the Earth of things it find abhorrent (which is pretty much everything).

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* [[TheSlenderManMythos [[Franchise/TheSlenderManMythos In the Slender Man fic]] ''Fanfic/ByTheFiresLight'', it is not the heroes but the Slender Man itself who uses fire to kill things and and cleanse the Earth of things it find abhorrent (which is pretty much everything).



* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, dealing with the [[spoiler:Flood]] is best done with either extreme cold or extreme heat. Most handheld weapons are changed to use incendiary ammo as a result, and [[AntiVillain Aria]] burns whole sections of Omega in an attempt to control the problem. The heat energy conveyed by turbolasers is also noted to be particularly effective.

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* In ''[[FanFic/SovereignGFCOrigins Origins]]'', a ''MassEffect''[=/=]''StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] ''Franchise/MassEffect''[=/=]''Franchise/StarWars''[[spoiler:[=/=]''[=Borderlands=]''[=/=]''[=Halo=]'']] MassiveMultiplayerCrossover, dealing with the [[spoiler:Flood]] is best done with either extreme cold or extreme heat. Most handheld weapons are changed to use incendiary ammo as a result, and [[AntiVillain Aria]] burns whole sections of Omega in an attempt to control the problem. The heat energy conveyed by turbolasers is also noted to be particularly effective.



-->'''Eridan:''' wwhen all else fails use fire nep are you gettin wwhat im glubbin aboat here
-->'''Nepeta:''' >:(( < you know what i am drunk and i am not at all afurraid of the police
-->'''Nepeta:''' >:33 < lets do it

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-->'''Eridan:''' wwhen all else fails use fire nep are you gettin wwhat im glubbin aboat here
-->'''Nepeta:'''
here\\
'''Nepeta:'''
>:(( < you know what i am drunk and i am not at all afurraid of the police
-->'''Nepeta:'''
police\\
'''Nepeta:'''
>:33 < lets do it



-->'''Pamela''': You went off to make love while my my son almost drowned. He could have died because of you. You weren't paying any attention! You should have been watching him! Every minute!
-->'''Claudette''': Please...please.
-->'''Pamela''': You are going to join your boyfriend in [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Hell]]. (''Pamela pours a gas can and pours it on the floor, on the bed and then over Claudette.'')
-->'''Claudette''': No...no...please. Please don't do this...
-->'''Pamela''': Oh, sweety. I have to. You have to be punished for [[SexIsEvil your sins]]. And deep down you know [[SlutShaming you deserve to be punished for your sins]]
* Well, being a wizard who specialized in fire, Sapsa ''tried'' to Kill Paul With Fire in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached''. He certainly reduced the table Paul was holding to ash. But Paul's only response was, “That was lovely! Do it again!” Had Sapsa known that Paul had cheerfully endured dragon fire earlier in the book, he might not have made the attempt....

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-->'''Pamela''': -->'''Pamela:''' You went off to make love while my my son almost drowned. He could have died because of you. You weren't paying any attention! You should have been watching him! Every minute!
-->'''Claudette''':
minute!\\
'''Claudette:'''
Please...please.
-->'''Pamela''':
please.\\
'''Pamela:'''
You are going to join your boyfriend in [[FireAndBrimstoneHell Hell]]. (''Pamela ''[Pamela pours a gas can and pours it on the floor, on the bed and then over Claudette.'')
-->'''Claudette''':
Claudette]''\\
'''Claudette:'''
No...no...please. Please don't do this...
-->'''Pamela''':
this...\\
'''Pamela:'''
Oh, sweety. I have to. You have to be punished for [[SexIsEvil your sins]]. And deep down you know [[SlutShaming you deserve to be punished for your sins]]
* ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached'':
**
Well, being a wizard who specialized in fire, Sapsa ''tried'' ''tries'' to Kill Paul With Fire in ''Fanfic/WithStringsAttached''. with Fire. He certainly reduced reduces the table Paul was is holding to ash. But Paul's only response was, “That is, "That was lovely! Do it again!” Had again!" Has Sapsa known that Paul had cheerfully endured dragon fire earlier in the book, he might not have made the attempt....



* ''WebVideo/JoJosBizarreAdventureAbridged'': Avdol [[CatchPhrase has learned that the only way to defeat this trope... is to BURN it]]!
* Suggested as an alternative to submitting to {{Wimpification}} during [[http://snakesonasora.livejournal.com/2619.html#cutid1 this sporking]] of the infamous ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fanfic, "Naga Eyes."
-->'''Sora:''' Plan A: Getting the hell out of this nightmare and pretending it never happened.\\
'''Riku:''' Plan B: Getting the hell out of this nightmare.\\
'''Kairi:''' Plan C: Getting the hell out.\\
'''Axel:''' Plan Awesome: Death by fire!
* ''FanFic/EnemyOfMyEnemy'': Have a [[HumongousMecha Scarab problem]]? Lure it to a fuel refinery, set a few well-placed charges, and torch the bastard. [[spoiler:Just don't be surprised if the resulting fire [[NiceJobBreakingItHero goes out of control and consumes a sector of the very city that you were trying to stop the Scarab from destroying]].]]
* [[http://www.walfas.org/ Walfas]], a ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fan flash and fan webcomic site, has a RunningGag in Reimu's spell card "Hax Sign -Burn Everything-," which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sets random things and people around her on fire]].



[[folder:Film]]
* [[Franchise/StarWars Boba Fett]] has a flamethrower mounted on his gauntlet. His tendency to disintegrate bounties with it is lampshaded by Darth Vader.
--> '''Darth Vader''': No disintegrations.
--> '''Boba Fett''': As you wish.
** Apparently, Jango Fett gets this in his armor's gauntlet as well...which he used to try and disintegrate Mace Windu.

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[[folder:Film]]
[[folder:Films -- Animation]]
* [[Franchise/StarWars Played with at the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'': One member of the [[TorchesAndPitchforks angry mob]] waves a torch in Shrek's face, hoping to scare him. Shrek licks his fingers and calmly snuffs the flame out.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* ''Franchise/StarWars'':
**
Boba Fett]] has a flamethrower mounted on his gauntlet. His tendency to disintegrate bounties with it is lampshaded by Darth Vader.
--> '''Darth Vader''': --->'''Darth Vader:''' No disintegrations.
-->
disintegrations.\\
'''Boba Fett''': As you wish.
** Apparently, Jango Fett gets this in his armor's gauntlet as well... which he used to try and disintegrate Mace Windu.



* Both applied and subverted in ''Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead'': because the zombies in that movie can't be brought down with simple headshots, the only way to destroy the first one is to incinerate it... but that just causes ''more'' problems, because the ashes get into the clouds and the next good rain soaks the land with Trioxin, which carries the virus on. Cue the ZombieApocalypse! Electricity is shown to do the job later.

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* ''Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead'':
**
Both applied and subverted in ''Film/TheReturnOfTheLivingDead'': subverted: because the zombies in that movie can't be brought down with simple headshots, the only way to destroy the first one is to incinerate it... but that just causes ''more'' problems, because the ashes get into the clouds and the next good rain soaks the land with Trioxin, which carries the virus on. Cue the ZombieApocalypse! Electricity is shown to do the job later.



-->'''Burt Wilson''': You're absolutely certain that this is gonna get rid of everything and do the trick? I mean, nothing left?\\

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-->'''Burt Wilson''': --->'''Burt Wilson:''' You're absolutely certain that this is gonna get rid of everything and do the trick? I mean, nothing left?\\



'''Ernie Kaltenbrunner''': Nothing but a little-bitty pile of ashes.\\
'''Burt Wilson''': We don't even ''want'' the ashes!\\

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'''Ernie Kaltenbrunner''': Kaltenbrunner:''' Nothing but a little-bitty pile of ashes.\\
'''Burt Wilson''': Wilson:''' We don't even ''want'' the ashes!\\



'''Ernie Kaltenbrunner''': Then I'll turn it [[UpToEleven up higher]], and we'll burn up the ashes, too.\\

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'''Ernie Kaltenbrunner''': Kaltenbrunner:''' Then I'll turn it [[UpToEleven up higher]], and we'll burn up the ashes, too.\\



'''Ernie Kaltenbrunner''': Dust to dust.

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'''Ernie Kaltenbrunner''': Kaltenbrunner:''' Dust to dust.



-->'''Ash''': Most animals retreat from fire, yes?

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-->'''Ash''': -->'''Ash:''' Most animals retreat from fire, yes?



* Played with at the beginning of ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'': One member of the [[TorchesAndPitchforks angry mob]] waves a torch in Shrek's face, hoping to scare him. Shrek licks his fingers and calmly snuffs the flame out.



** In ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', Ford kills [[spoiler:the [=MUTO=] clutch]] by knocking the valves off a fuel truck, setting them on fire, and running very fast. And, of course, Godzilla's atomic breath, which takes the form of a blue-hot fire stream. [[spoiler:Godzilla later force-fed the female MUTO his atomic breath.]]
* In ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'', they burn a group of zombies behind a fence trying to get through by pouring petrol over them. Later they use gas canisters to knock over and kill zombies to get through the masses.
** On the DVD extras however, one character says that molotov cocktails don't do anything but make them smell like burnt meat... and make him hungry.

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** In ''Film/{{Godzilla 2014}}'', ''Film/Godzilla2014'', Ford kills [[spoiler:the [=MUTO=] clutch]] by knocking the valves off a fuel truck, setting them on fire, and running very fast. And, of course, Godzilla's atomic breath, which takes the form of a blue-hot fire stream. [[spoiler:Godzilla later force-fed the female MUTO his atomic breath.]]
* In ''Film/DawnOfTheDead2004'', they burn a group of zombies behind a fence trying to get through by pouring petrol over them. Later they use gas canisters to knock over and kill zombies to get through the masses.
**
masses. On the DVD extras however, one character says that molotov cocktails don't do anything but make them smell like burnt meat... and make him hungry.



* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''. Shosanna filled the theatre with Nazis and burned it to the ground.

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* ''Film/InglouriousBasterds''. Shosanna filled fills the theatre with Nazis and burned burns it to the ground.



--> '''Colonel Kilgore:''' ''You smell that?''
--> '''Private Lance:''' ''What?!''
--> '''Kilgore:''' ''Napalm son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.'' '''I love the smell of napalm in the morning.''' ''You know one time we had a hill bombed for 12 hours and when it was all over I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinking dink body. The smell... you know that gasoline smell. The whole hill. It smelled like... (sniffs the air, pondering for a moment) victory. (Mortar strike goes off behind him, Colonel Kilgore doesn't even flinch) Someday this war is gonna end.''

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--> '''Colonel -->'''Colonel Kilgore:''' ''You You smell that?''
-->
that?\\
'''Private Lance:''' ''What?!''
-->
What?!\\
'''Kilgore:''' ''Napalm Napalm son. Nothing else in the world smells like that.'' '''I ''I love the smell of napalm in the morning.''' ''You '' You know one time we had a hill bombed for 12 hours and when it was all over I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinking dink body. The smell... you know that gasoline smell. The whole hill. It smelled like... (sniffs ''[sniffs the air, pondering for a moment) moment]'' victory. (Mortar ''[mortar strike goes off behind him, Colonel Kilgore doesn't even flinch) flinch]'' Someday this war is gonna end.''



-->'''Simmons''': BURN SUCKER! [[LargeHam BUURRRRRRNN!!]]

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-->'''Simmons''': -->'''Simmons:''' BURN SUCKER! [[LargeHam BUURRRRRRNN!!]]



* In John Hodgman's second book, ''MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', he says of rats: "You must kill them all. Do it with fire."

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* In John Hodgman's second book, ''MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', ''Literature/MoreInformationThanYouRequire'', he says of rats: "You must kill them all. Do it with fire."



* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''--in the first fight against the Ringwraiths, swords prove ineffective, so Aragorn grabs a flaming piece of wood form the fire and drives them back. Works remarkably well considering they are the immortal indestructible specters of long dead kings, capable of killing with even a slight blow and causing even squads of veteran soldiers to run in fear. It's hinted, though, that the Ringwraiths are in a weaker state during their initial attack on the Shire.
** Somewhat justified as they are at the point described as being stronger in the dark, and that they need the cloaks to have form and to affect the world. Cloaks can burn and fire is bright light.
** Also, in the modern movie adaptation, fire is the orcs' most useful weapon against the [[WhenTreesAttack Ent attack]]. Which is a pretty good idea, as Ents are trees. When Isengard is flooded, you can see a burning Ent rush forward and dunk itself to douse the flames.
*** In the books Saruman uses some kind of automatic flamethrowers against them, causing them to flood Isengard.
*** In the books, the dwarves' need for firewood (for their forges) was one reason Ents didn't like dwarves very much. There is a bit in ''The Two Towers'' where a tree bends down to get some warmth from a fire, but in general, the trees don't like it.

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* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''--in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'':
** In
the first fight against the Ringwraiths, swords prove ineffective, so Aragorn grabs a flaming piece of wood form the fire and drives them back. Works remarkably well considering they are the immortal indestructible specters of long dead kings, capable of killing with even a slight blow and causing even squads of veteran soldiers to run in fear. It's hinted, though, that the Ringwraiths are in a weaker state during their initial attack on the Shire.
**
Shire. Somewhat justified as they are at the point described as being stronger in the dark, and that they need the cloaks to have form and to affect the world. Cloaks can burn and fire is bright light.
** Also, in the modern movie adaptation, fire is the orcs' most useful weapon against the [[WhenTreesAttack Ent attack]]. Which is a pretty good idea, as Ents are trees. When Isengard is flooded, you can see a burning Ent rush forward and dunk itself to douse the flames.
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flames. In the books Saruman uses some kind of automatic flamethrowers against them, causing them to flood Isengard.
*** In
Isengard. Also in the books, the dwarves' need for firewood (for their forges) was one reason Ents didn't like dwarves very much. There is a bit in ''The Two Towers'' where a tree bends down to get some warmth from a fire, but in general, the trees don't like it.



* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', werewolves can only be killed by either silver or fire. Likewise, zombies, vampires and mummies are very flammable.

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* In Creator/TerryPratchett's ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', werewolves ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'':
** Werewolves
can only be killed by either silver or fire. Likewise, zombies, vampires and mummies are very flammable.



** In ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'', [[spoiler: this is how Tiffany defeats the Cunning Man. Given he's the vengeful spirit of [[BurnTheWitch a witch hunter]], it doubles as a KarmicDeath.]]

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** In ''Discworld/IShallWearMidnight'', [[spoiler: this [[spoiler:this is how Tiffany defeats the Cunning Man. Given he's the vengeful spirit of [[BurnTheWitch a witch hunter]], it doubles as a KarmicDeath.]]



** And in ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', the Army develops an incendiary bullet, nicknamed the "Cherry Pie", designed to burn up a Zombie's brain without causing collateral damage.

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** * And in ''Literature/WorldWarZ'', the Army develops an incendiary bullet, nicknamed the "Cherry Pie", designed to burn up a Zombie's brain without causing collateral damage.



* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the undead wights are nearly indestructible except to fire. The only body part of a wight in the series ''not'' destroyed by fire remained animate until it rotted away.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
** The
undead wights are nearly indestructible except to fire. The only body part of a wight in the series ''not'' destroyed by fire remained animate until it rotted away.



* The vampires in Creator/StephenieMeyer's ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' can be permanently destroyed by using fire and not much else.
** It's worth noting that Carlisle failed to try immolation during his many attempts at killing himself after he became a vampire, despite his father being a pastor who believed in wiping out evil supernatural creatures in such a manner.

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* The vampires in Creator/StephenieMeyer's ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' can be permanently destroyed by using fire and not much else.
**
else. It's worth noting that Carlisle failed to try immolation during his many attempts at killing himself after he became a vampire, despite his father being a pastor who believed in wiping out evil supernatural creatures in such a manner.



* The CthulhuMythos story ''Once More from the Top'' by A. Scott Glancy shows what happened when [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth the marines were sent to clear out Innsmouth]]. They hold their own against the FishPeople, only to be routed when a [[EldritchAbomination shoggoth]] comes swarming over the sea wall. Fortunately TheNarrator and a SociopathicSoldier are able to throw it back with the help of a couple of flamethrowers and some phosphorus grenades (even diving into the water doesn't help the shoggoth, as phosphorus can burn underwater).
* TheVampireChronicles, like many other vampire stories (as noted above) have fire as one of the only ways to destroy a vampire [[note]] Though particularly strong/old vampires are immune even to that.[[/note]]. Louis de Pointe du Lac, narrator of the first book, has a particular fascination with it, burning down two houses, a theatre, and his [[IHateYouVampireDad creator]] within his book alone.

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* The CthulhuMythos Literature/CthulhuMythos story ''Once More from the Top'' by A. Scott Glancy shows what happened when [[Literature/TheShadowOverInnsmouth the marines were sent to clear out Innsmouth]]. They hold their own against the FishPeople, only to be routed when a [[EldritchAbomination shoggoth]] comes swarming over the sea wall. Fortunately TheNarrator and a SociopathicSoldier are able to throw it back with the help of a couple of flamethrowers and some phosphorus grenades (even diving into the water doesn't help the shoggoth, as phosphorus can burn underwater).
* TheVampireChronicles, ''Literature/TheVampireChronicles'', like many other vampire stories (as noted above) have fire as one of the only ways to destroy a vampire [[note]] Though (though particularly strong/old vampires are immune even to that.[[/note]]. that). Louis de Pointe du Lac, narrator of the first book, has a particular fascination with it, burning down two houses, a theatre, theater, and his [[IHateYouVampireDad creator]] within his book alone.



* Literature/TheCinderSpires has [[BewareTheSillyOnes Master Ferus]]. Some men decide to [[TooDumbToLive attack him in his home]]. The resulting scene is mostly from the POV of Folly, his apprentice, so [[NightmareFuel we don't know what happened, exactly]], but [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} even she]] can tell they're cooked... without looking.
* In the Literature/{{Boojumverse}} story "Mongoose", Izrael Irizarry specializes in clearing space stations of infestation by extradimensional scavengers called Toves. He notes that they are capable of surviving in vacuum, and recommends exterminating them with fire.
* ''Literature/{{Kane}}'' story ''Lynortis Reprise'' takes place on an old battlefield marked by a two year long siege. The alchemical phosphorous bombs shot by the defenders of the city were particularly devastating and at one point the effect of two salvaged duds used against advancing enemies is described in gruesome detail.

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* Literature/TheCinderSpires ''Literature/TheCinderSpires'' has [[BewareTheSillyOnes Master Ferus]]. Some men decide to [[TooDumbToLive attack him in his home]]. The resulting scene is mostly from the POV of Folly, his apprentice, so [[NightmareFuel we don't know what happened, exactly]], but [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} even she]] can tell they're cooked... without looking.
* In the Literature/{{Boojumverse}} ''Literature/{{Boojumverse}}'' story "Mongoose", Izrael Irizarry specializes in clearing space stations of infestation by extradimensional scavengers called Toves. He notes that they are capable of surviving in vacuum, and recommends exterminating them with fire.
* ''Literature/{{Kane}}'' ''Literature/{{Kane}}'':
** The
story ''Lynortis Reprise'' "Lynortis Reprise" takes place on an old battlefield marked by a two year long siege. The alchemical phosphorous bombs shot by the defenders of the city were particularly devastating and at one point the effect of two salvaged duds used against advancing enemies is described in gruesome detail.



[[folder:Live Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', "salt and burn the body" is the standard solution to malevolent spirits and such. If the body's ''already'' been cremated, the boys need to find an alternate solution. Sometimes this means finding the little bit of the body that wasn't burned and setting fire to it.

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[[folder:Live Action [[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', "salt ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'':
** "Salt
and burn the body" is the standard solution to malevolent spirits and such. If the body's ''already'' been cremated, the boys need to find an alternate solution. Sometimes this means finding the little bit of the body that wasn't burned and setting fire to it.



*** And a {{Wendigo}}. And [[DeathByOriginStory Mary Winchester and Jess]].

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*** ** And a {{Wendigo}}. And [[DeathByOriginStory Mary Winchester and Jess]].



** At the end of ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire Planet of Fire]]'', the Doctor tried this on the Master. [[UnexplainedRecovery He got better]].
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]'', the bank has rows of flamethrowers to incinerate any potential thieves that fail the security checks.
* ''{{Buffyverse}}'':

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** At the end of ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire Planet of Fire]]'', Fire]]", the Doctor tried tries this on the Master. [[UnexplainedRecovery He got gets better]].
** In ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS34E5TimeHeist Time Heist]]'', Heist]]", the bank has rows of flamethrowers to incinerate any potential thieves that fail the security checks.
* ''{{Buffyverse}}'':''Franchise/{{Buffyverse}}'':



--> '''Dawn''': [[Awesome/BuffyTheVampireSlayer If you touch my sister, hurt her in any way... you're going to wake up on fire.]]

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--> '''Dawn''': --->'''Dawn:''' [[Awesome/BuffyTheVampireSlayer If you touch my sister, hurt her in any way... you're going to wake up on fire.]]



--> I never promised that.

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--> --->'''Buffy:''' I never promised that.



-->'''Lilah:''' [[{{Hell}} Flames wouldn't be eternal]] if they actually consumed anything.

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-->'''Lilah:''' --->'''Lilah:''' [[{{Hell}} Flames wouldn't be eternal]] if they actually consumed anything.



* A recent episode of ''Series/StargateUniverse'' has them using flamethrowers to hold back a very aggressive alien parasite that seems to creep along the ground like a fungus. How flamethrowers got aboard Destiny is anyone's guess. Greer states that he ''[[ImprovisedWeapon made]]'' them in his spare time, thinking they [[ProperlyParanoid might come in useful.]]

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* A recent An episode of ''Series/StargateUniverse'' has them the crew using flamethrowers to hold back a very aggressive alien parasite that seems to creep along the ground like a fungus. How flamethrowers got aboard Destiny ''Destiny'' is anyone's guess. Greer states that he ''[[ImprovisedWeapon made]]'' them in his spare time, thinking they [[ProperlyParanoid might come in useful.]]






* IceCube's "We Had To Tear This Motherfucker Up" is about the L.A. riots. Including the rash of arsons. It's from the point of view of a rioter.
* AmonAmarth has numerous songs about the fires and fire god of Ragnarok. "Gods of War Arise" describes vikings burning own a sleeping village.
* {{Pink}} has a single - ''Funhouse'' - that seems to relate the story of killing {{Monster Clown}}s with fire. A perfectly reasonable response, wouldn't you say?

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* IceCube's Music/IceCube's "We Had To to Tear This Motherfucker Up" is about the L.A. riots. Including the rash of arsons. It's from the point of view of a rioter.
* AmonAmarth Music/AmonAmarth has numerous songs about the fires and fire god of Ragnarok. "Gods of War Arise" describes vikings burning own a sleeping village.
* {{Pink}} Music/{{Pink}} has a single - ''Funhouse'' - that seems to relate the story of killing {{Monster Clown}}s with fire. A perfectly reasonable response, wouldn't you say?



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[[folder:Mythology]][[folder:Myths & Religion]]



[[folder:Other Sites]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** SCP breach containment procedures sometimes include flamethrowers, particularly where bullets would be ineffective.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-165 SCP-165 ("The Creeping, Hungry Sands of Tule")]]. The Foundation's Mobile Task-Force Epsilon-9 used flame accelerator (flame thrower) units to reduce the sand SCP-165 lives in to glass and thus destroy the SCP-165.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-229 SCP-229 ("Wire Weed")]]. Because of SCP-229's nature (a mass of power lines and cables), incineration is recommended as the best way of destroying it.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-299 SCP-299 ("Infectious Tree")]][[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-299 SCP-299 ("Infectious Tree")]]. If any examples of SCP-299 are discovered in the wild they are to be destroyed by firebombing them into charcoal.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-354 SCP-354 ("The Red Pool")]]. SCP-354-2 was a bear-sized creature covered with razor-sharp spines. After it came out of SCP-354 it proved to be ImmuneToBullets and had to be destroyed with napalm.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-363 SCP-363 ("Not Centipedes")]]. SCP-363 is scared of fire, and Foundation troops are issued flamethrowers to use against them. After one containment breach the site where SCP-363 was being held was firebombed in order to destroy them.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-378 SCP-378 ("Brainworm")]]: SCP-378 are CreepyCentipedes that are almost invulnerable to attack. The only thing that can even incapacitate them is fire. Fire is also effective in suppressing a victim/host's HealingFactor.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-420 SCP-420 ("Aggressive Skin Condition")]]. When a person who drank SCP-420-1 reaches the sixth stage of infection they start growing rapidly and must be incinerated before something horrible occurs.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-466 SCP-466 ("Mobile Veins")]]. If SCP-466 breaches containment it is to be suppressed using flame weaponry (e.g. flamethrowers).
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-492 SCP-492 ("Animated Cloth Dummy")]]. SCP-492 is made of cloth, so it is highly vulnerable to fire and can be easily destroyed by flame.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-593 SCP-593 ("Contagious Innumeracy")]]. SCP-593 is a virus that causes measles-like symptoms. The containment procedures recommend incineration of all materials that anyone infected with it may have touched.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-615 SCP-615 ("Stick Blob")]]. SCP-615 is extremely flammable. The best way to destroy it is to burn it.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-630 SCP-630 ("Black Glacier")]]. The strange ice known as SCP-630 can stand temperatures up to 1500 °C. The best way to destroy it is to burn it with a mixture of aluminum and sodium hydroxide.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-692 SCP-692 ("Revives the Colours")]]. When clothing is animated by exposure to SCP-692, security personnel are armed with flamethrowers so they can incinerate it if it goes out of control.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-906 SCP-906 ("Scouring Hive")]]. SCP-906 can be destroyed by incineration, and personnel are allowed to use flamethrowers to do so.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-967 SCP-967 ("Infinite Scrapyard")]]. When the primitive robots that exit SCP-967 break apart into their component pieces, the Foundation burns them to ashes and puts them back inside SCP-967 so their presence outside SCP-967 doesn't cause it to expand.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1262 SCP-1262 ("Seed of Destruction")]]. SCP-1262 is immune to most types of radiation and high pressure. Heat of 180+ ºF (such as that caused by fire) is one of the few ways to destroy it. In the only known case of SCP-1262 getting loose on Earth, it was destroyed by causing an eruption and burying it in molten lava.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1381 SCP-1381 ("Cats' Cabinet")]]. The creatures created by the Cabinet (known as SCP-1381-01 and SCP-1381-02) are ImmuneToBullets but not to flamethrowers.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1537 SCP-1537 ("Akul'hil")]]. Because their ShapeShifting ability gives them resistance to physical damage, the only known way to kill SCP-1537-A is to immolate them.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1576 SCP-1576 ("Edisonian Afterlife Communicator")]]. When a human being listens to SCP-1576 they become instances of SCP-1576-1: their brain dissolves and is expelled from their nostrils by sneezing. Breathing in the dissolved brain tissue has the same effect. The bodies of SCP-1576-1 instances are destroyed by incineration to prevent spread of the effect.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1583 SCP-1583 ("It Only Makes Us Stronger")]]. The tentacle released by the opening of SCP-1583 can be destroyed by extreme heat, such as fire.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1936 SCP-1936 ("Daleport")]]. One of the creatures infesting Daleport is a sheet of mobile skin in the shape of a fractal. It is ImmuneToBullets, but a flamethrower severely chars it and renders it incapable of moving.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1961 SCP-1961 ("Transformation Booth")]]. SCP-1961-1 and SCP-1961-2 are more resistant to trauma and hostile environments than are human beings. Fire is recommended as one means for destroying them if necessary, so personnel guarding them are issued flamethrowers.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2009 SCP-2009 ("Thomas Hoang")]]. Even tiny amounts of SCP-2009-02 spores are highly contagious. In order to ensure its destruction, SCP-2009 must be disposed of by incineration.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2102 SCP-2102 ("Got Shoggoth?")]]. The only way to prevent SCP-2102 from expanding is to cauterize it with fire. The Foundation believes that SCP-2102 could be destroyed (if necessary) by the destruction of its soft tissues by flame.

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[[folder:Other Sites]]
[[folder:Pinballs]]
* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation''
** SCP breach containment procedures sometimes include flamethrowers, particularly where bullets would be ineffective.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-165 SCP-165 ("The Creeping, Hungry Sands of Tule")]]. The Foundation's Mobile Task-Force Epsilon-9 used flame accelerator (flame thrower) units to reduce
In ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesPinball'', the sand SCP-165 lives in to glass and thus destroy the SCP-165.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-229 SCP-229 ("Wire Weed")]]. Because of SCP-229's nature (a mass of power lines and cables), incineration is recommended as the best way of destroying it.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-299 SCP-299 ("Infectious Tree")]][[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-299 SCP-299 ("Infectious Tree")]]. If any examples of SCP-299 are discovered in the wild they are to be destroyed by firebombing them
Torchwood Pea turns your pinball into charcoal.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-354 SCP-354 ("The Red Pool")]]. SCP-354-2 was
a bear-sized creature covered with razor-sharp spines. After it came out of SCP-354 it proved to be ImmuneToBullets and had to be destroyed with napalm.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-363 SCP-363 ("Not Centipedes")]]. SCP-363 is scared of
fireball, while the Jalapeno sets a lane on fire, and Foundation troops are issued flamethrowers to use against them. After one containment breach burning all the site where SCP-363 was being held was firebombed zombies in order to destroy them.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-378 SCP-378 ("Brainworm")]]: SCP-378 are CreepyCentipedes that are almost invulnerable to attack. The only thing that can even incapacitate them is fire. Fire is also effective in suppressing a victim/host's HealingFactor.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-420 SCP-420 ("Aggressive Skin Condition")]]. When a person who drank SCP-420-1 reaches
it.
* Naturally,
the sixth stage of infection they start growing rapidly and must be incinerated before something horrible occurs.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-466 SCP-466 ("Mobile Veins")]]. If SCP-466 breaches containment it is
dragon in ''Pinball/DungeonsAndDragons'' uses this to be suppressed using flame weaponry (e.g. flamethrowers).
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-492 SCP-492 ("Animated Cloth Dummy")]]. SCP-492 is made of cloth, so it is highly vulnerable to fire and can be easily destroyed by flame.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-593 SCP-593 ("Contagious Innumeracy")]]. SCP-593 is a virus that causes measles-like symptoms. The containment procedures recommend incineration of all materials that anyone infected with it may have touched.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-615 SCP-615 ("Stick Blob")]]. SCP-615 is extremely flammable. The best way to destroy it is to burn it.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-630 SCP-630 ("Black Glacier")]]. The strange ice known as SCP-630 can stand temperatures up to 1500 °C. The best way to destroy it is to burn it with a mixture of aluminum and sodium hydroxide.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-692 SCP-692 ("Revives
attack the Colours")]]. When clothing is animated by exposure to SCP-692, security personnel are armed with flamethrowers so they can incinerate it if it goes out of control.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-906 SCP-906 ("Scouring Hive")]]. SCP-906 can be destroyed by incineration, and personnel are allowed to use flamethrowers to do so.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-967 SCP-967 ("Infinite Scrapyard")]]. When the primitive robots that exit SCP-967 break apart into their component pieces, the Foundation burns them to ashes and puts them back inside SCP-967 so their presence outside SCP-967 doesn't cause it to expand.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1262 SCP-1262 ("Seed of Destruction")]]. SCP-1262 is immune to most types of radiation and high pressure. Heat of 180+ ºF (such as that caused by fire) is one of the few ways to destroy it. In the only known case of SCP-1262 getting loose on Earth, it was destroyed by causing an eruption and burying it in molten lava.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1381 SCP-1381 ("Cats' Cabinet")]]. The creatures created by the Cabinet (known as SCP-1381-01 and SCP-1381-02) are ImmuneToBullets but not to flamethrowers.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1537 SCP-1537 ("Akul'hil")]]. Because their ShapeShifting ability gives them resistance to physical damage, the only known way to kill SCP-1537-A is to immolate them.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1576 SCP-1576 ("Edisonian Afterlife Communicator")]]. When a human being listens to SCP-1576 they become instances of SCP-1576-1: their brain dissolves and is expelled from their nostrils by sneezing. Breathing in the dissolved brain tissue has the same effect. The bodies of SCP-1576-1 instances are destroyed by incineration to prevent spread of the effect.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1583 SCP-1583 ("It Only Makes Us Stronger")]]. The tentacle released by the opening of SCP-1583 can be destroyed by extreme heat, such as fire.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1936 SCP-1936 ("Daleport")]]. One of the creatures infesting Daleport is a sheet of mobile skin in the shape of a fractal. It is ImmuneToBullets, but a flamethrower severely chars it and renders it incapable of moving.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1961 SCP-1961 ("Transformation Booth")]]. SCP-1961-1 and SCP-1961-2 are more resistant to trauma and hostile environments than are human beings. Fire is recommended as one means for destroying them if necessary, so personnel guarding them are issued flamethrowers.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2009 SCP-2009 ("Thomas Hoang")]]. Even tiny amounts of SCP-2009-02 spores are highly contagious. In order to ensure
adventurers after [[DragonHoard its destruction, SCP-2009 must be disposed of by incineration.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2102 SCP-2102 ("Got Shoggoth?")]]. The only way to prevent SCP-2102 from expanding is to cauterize it with fire. The Foundation believes that SCP-2102 could be destroyed (if necessary) by the destruction of its soft tissues by flame.
hoard.]]



[[folder:Pinball]]
* In ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesPinball'', the Torchwood Pea turns your pinball into a fireball, while the Jalapeno sets a lane on fire, burning all the zombies in it.
* Naturally, the dragon in ''Pinball/DungeonsAndDragons'' uses this to attack the adventurers after [[DragonHoard its hoard.]]

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[[folder:Pinball]]
[[folder:Pro Wrestling]]
* In ''VideoGame/PlantsVsZombiesPinball'', After costing Wrestling/TheUndertaker the Torchwood Pea turns your pinball into WWE Championship against Wrestling/ShawnMichaels in a fireball, while [[GimmickMatches Casket Match]], Wrestling/{{Kane}} and Wrestling/PaulBearer locked him in the Jalapeno sets a lane on fire, burning all casket and dragged it out front of everyone. Kane used an [[AxCrazy ax]] to chop holes in the zombies in it.
casket. Then he doused it with gasoline and set it on fire with a book of matches provided by Bearer.
* Naturally, Wrestling/RandyOrton and his dad Wrestling/BobOrton tried to do the dragon in ''Pinball/DungeonsAndDragons'' uses this same thing to attack the adventurers Undertaker after [[DragonHoard its hoard.]]defeating him in a handicap Casket Match 7 years later.
* After Wrestling/HulkHogan defeated Wrestling/UltimateWarrior with the help of his nephew Horace Hogan in their [[Horrible/{{WCW}} infamous match]], Horace attempted to do that to Warrior by dousing him with lighter fluid.



[[folder:Podcasts]]
* Podcast/DiceFunk: Anne's suggestion for the evils plaguing the Pickman Academy.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Professional Wrestling]]
* After costing Wrestling/TheUndertaker the WWE Championship against Wrestling/ShawnMichaels in a [[GimmickMatches Casket Match]], Wrestling/{{Kane}} and Wrestling/PaulBearer locked him in the casket and dragged it out front of everyone. Kane used an [[AxCrazy ax]] to chop holes in the casket. Then he doused it with gasoline and set it on fire with a book of matches provided by Bearer.
* Wrestling/RandyOrton and his dad Wrestling/BobOrton tried to do the same thing to the Undertaker after defeating him in a handicap Casket Match 7 years later.
* After Wrestling/HulkHogan defeated Wrestling/UltimateWarrior with the help of his nephew Horace Hogan in their [[Horrible/{{WCW}} infamous match]], Horace attempted to do that to Warrior by dousing him with lighter fluid.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Roleplay]]
* ''Roleplay/RockPaperAnything'': Fire is used quite frequently as a counter.
[[/folder]]



* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has this for trolls (although acid works just as well). Based off the Hercules example, it's necessary to cauterize the hydra's stumps so new heads don't grow. (Save for fire breathing hydras. They need ice.)

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* ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' has this ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'':
** Used
for trolls (although acid works just as well). Based off the Hercules example, it's necessary to cauterize the hydra's stumps so new heads don't grow. (Save for fire breathing fire-breathing hydras. They need ice.)



*** Apocalypse from the Sky is a ninth-level spell from the Book of Vile Darkness. It isn't too damaging for a ninth-level spell (10d6 to all in the radius, which is available seven levels previously), but it has a radius of ''ten miles per caster level.'' The weakest person who can cast this spell would be destroying small countries and almost everything in them, and all of it would be through FIRE.
*** The psionic version: the Pyrokineticist. Always chaotic, rarely good, invariably fire-heavy. They are so fire-happy that a prestige class prerequisite is "must have set fire to a structure of any size simply to watch it burn"
*** Searing spell is a feat you can apply to Fire spells to make them ignore Fire resistance, and partially BYPASS FIRE IMMUNITY! It burns so hot it can burn things that can't be burned!

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*** ** Apocalypse from the Sky is a ninth-level spell from the Book ''Book of Vile Darkness.Darkness''. It isn't too damaging for a ninth-level spell (10d6 to all in the radius, which is available seven levels previously), but it has a radius of ''ten miles per caster level.'' The weakest person who can cast this spell would be destroying small countries and almost everything in them, and all of it would be through FIRE.
*** ** The psionic version: the Pyrokineticist. Always chaotic, rarely good, invariably fire-heavy. They are so fire-happy that a prestige class prerequisite is "must have set fire to a structure of any size simply to watch it burn"
***
burn".
**
Searing spell Spell is a feat you can apply to Fire spells to make them ignore Fire resistance, and partially BYPASS FIRE IMMUNITY! It burns so hot it can burn things that can't be burned!



** And DragonMagazine for the same edition gives us ''Burn Everything'', which does the same thing from ''heroic tier''. Less powerful than Irresistible Flame, but available to any arcanist from first level on.

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** And DragonMagazine ''Magazine/{{Dragon}} Magazine'' for the same edition gives us ''Burn Everything'', which does the same thing from ''heroic tier''. Less powerful than Irresistible Flame, ''Irresistible Flame'', but available to any arcanist from first level on.



** In short, KillItWithFire is a common and undeniably effective method of dealing with problems in [=DnD=] and many other tabletop games.



* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s Imperium of Man's state church has a ...{{Church Militant}}'s ''more'' militant arms serving as their own armed forces, the [[AmazonBrigade Sisters of Battle]], who specialize in this in-game. These ladies have a significant percentage of their troops being [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon armoured women carrying huge flamethrowers]], and sometimes. Sisters of Battle Seraphim can even ''dual-wield'' flame throwers.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'''s ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'''s Imperium of Man's state church has a ...{{Church Militant}}'s ''more'' militant arms serving as their own armed forces, the [[AmazonBrigade Sisters of Battle]], who specialize in this in-game. These ladies have a significant percentage of their troops being [[GirlWithPsychoWeapon armoured women carrying huge flamethrowers]], and sometimes. Sisters of Battle Seraphim can even ''dual-wield'' flame throwers.



* Frollo uses this to solve a fair deal of his problems through pyrokinetic magic on ''WebAnimation/TheFrolloShow''.
* ''Machinima/TacticalNoobs'' presents this as being the best way to deal with [[BringOutYourGayDead homosexuals.]]



* TheDreamlandChronicles: Nicodemus [[http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/the-dreamland-chronicles/chapter-06/page-361-362/ here]].

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* TheDreamlandChronicles: ''Webcomic/TheDreamlandChronicles'': Nicodemus [[http://www.thedreamlandchronicles.com/the-dreamland-chronicles/chapter-06/page-361-362/ here]].



* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', Elliot blows up the first Goo by [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-02-10 setting it on fire with a lighter]].

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* In ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'', ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'':
**
Elliot blows up the first Goo by [[http://www.egscomics.com/?date=2002-02-10 setting it on fire with a lighter]].



* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'':
** SCP breach containment procedures sometimes include flamethrowers, particularly where bullets would be ineffective.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-165 SCP-165 ("The Creeping, Hungry Sands of Tule")]]. The Foundation's Mobile Task-Force Epsilon-9 used flame accelerator (flame thrower) units to reduce the sand SCP-165 lives in to glass and thus destroy the SCP-165.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-229 SCP-229 ("Wire Weed")]]. Because of SCP-229's nature (a mass of power lines and cables), incineration is recommended as the best way of destroying it.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-299 SCP-299 ("Infectious Tree")]][[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-299 SCP-299 ("Infectious Tree")]]. If any examples of SCP-299 are discovered in the wild they are to be destroyed by firebombing them into charcoal.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-354 SCP-354 ("The Red Pool")]]. SCP-354-2 was a bear-sized creature covered with razor-sharp spines. After it came out of SCP-354 it proved to be ImmuneToBullets and had to be destroyed with napalm.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-363 SCP-363 ("Not Centipedes")]]. SCP-363 is scared of fire, and Foundation troops are issued flamethrowers to use against them. After one containment breach the site where SCP-363 was being held was firebombed in order to destroy them.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-378 SCP-378 ("Brainworm")]]: SCP-378 are CreepyCentipedes that are almost invulnerable to attack. The only thing that can even incapacitate them is fire. Fire is also effective in suppressing a victim/host's HealingFactor.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-420 SCP-420 ("Aggressive Skin Condition")]]. When a person who drank SCP-420-1 reaches the sixth stage of infection they start growing rapidly and must be incinerated before something horrible occurs.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-466 SCP-466 ("Mobile Veins")]]. If SCP-466 breaches containment it is to be suppressed using flame weaponry (e.g. flamethrowers).
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-492 SCP-492 ("Animated Cloth Dummy")]]. SCP-492 is made of cloth, so it is highly vulnerable to fire and can be easily destroyed by flame.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-593 SCP-593 ("Contagious Innumeracy")]]. SCP-593 is a virus that causes measles-like symptoms. The containment procedures recommend incineration of all materials that anyone infected with it may have touched.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-615 SCP-615 ("Stick Blob")]]. SCP-615 is extremely flammable. The best way to destroy it is to burn it.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-630 SCP-630 ("Black Glacier")]]. The strange ice known as SCP-630 can stand temperatures up to 1500 °C. The best way to destroy it is to burn it with a mixture of aluminum and sodium hydroxide.
** [[http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/scp-692 SCP-692 ("Revives the Colours")]]. When clothing is animated by exposure to SCP-692, security personnel are armed with flamethrowers so they can incinerate it if it goes out of control.
** [[http://scp-wiki.net/scp-906 SCP-906 ("Scouring Hive")]]. SCP-906 can be destroyed by incineration, and personnel are allowed to use flamethrowers to do so.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-967 SCP-967 ("Infinite Scrapyard")]]. When the primitive robots that exit SCP-967 break apart into their component pieces, the Foundation burns them to ashes and puts them back inside SCP-967 so their presence outside SCP-967 doesn't cause it to expand.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1262 SCP-1262 ("Seed of Destruction")]]. SCP-1262 is immune to most types of radiation and high pressure. Heat of 180+ ºF (such as that caused by fire) is one of the few ways to destroy it. In the only known case of SCP-1262 getting loose on Earth, it was destroyed by causing an eruption and burying it in molten lava.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1381 SCP-1381 ("Cats' Cabinet")]]. The creatures created by the Cabinet (known as SCP-1381-01 and SCP-1381-02) are ImmuneToBullets but not to flamethrowers.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1537 SCP-1537 ("Akul'hil")]]. Because their ShapeShifting ability gives them resistance to physical damage, the only known way to kill SCP-1537-A is to immolate them.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1576 SCP-1576 ("Edisonian Afterlife Communicator")]]. When a human being listens to SCP-1576 they become instances of SCP-1576-1: their brain dissolves and is expelled from their nostrils by sneezing. Breathing in the dissolved brain tissue has the same effect. The bodies of SCP-1576-1 instances are destroyed by incineration to prevent spread of the effect.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1583 SCP-1583 ("It Only Makes Us Stronger")]]. The tentacle released by the opening of SCP-1583 can be destroyed by extreme heat, such as fire.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1936 SCP-1936 ("Daleport")]]. One of the creatures infesting Daleport is a sheet of mobile skin in the shape of a fractal. It is ImmuneToBullets, but a flamethrower severely chars it and renders it incapable of moving.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-1961 SCP-1961 ("Transformation Booth")]]. SCP-1961-1 and SCP-1961-2 are more resistant to trauma and hostile environments than are human beings. Fire is recommended as one means for destroying them if necessary, so personnel guarding them are issued flamethrowers.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2009 SCP-2009 ("Thomas Hoang")]]. Even tiny amounts of SCP-2009-02 spores are highly contagious. In order to ensure its destruction, SCP-2009 must be disposed of by incineration.
** [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2102 SCP-2102 ("Got Shoggoth?")]]. The only way to prevent SCP-2102 from expanding is to cauterize it with fire. The Foundation believes that SCP-2102 could be destroyed (if necessary) by the destruction of its soft tissues by flame.
* Podcast/DiceFunk: Anne's suggestion for the evils plaguing the Pickman Academy.
* ''Roleplay/RockPaperAnything'': Fire is used quite frequently as a counter.



** VERY averted by trolls. Flaming a troll only makes the troll stronger.
* [[FanFic/EnemyOfMyEnemy Have a]] [[HumongousMecha Scarab problem]]? Lure it to a fuel refinery, set a few well-placed charges, and torch the bastard. [[spoiler:Just don't be surprised if the resulting fire [[NiceJobBreakingItHero goes out of control and consumes a sector of the very city that you were trying to stop the Scarab from destroying]].]]
* Speaking of Franchise/{{Halo}} FanWork, TacticalNoobs presents this as being the best way to deal with [[BringOutYourGayDead homosexuals.]]
* [[http://www.walfas.org/ Walfas]], a ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fan flash and fan webcomic site, has a RunningGag in Reimu's spell card "Hax Sign -Burn Everything-," which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sets random things and people around her on fire]].
* WarrenEllis's approach to grilling:
** MAN COOK MEAT WITH FIRE. Not "man show fire to meat and then eat it while it still squirts and pulses." KILL IT DED WITH FIRE YUS. "Medium rare" = "good vet could get it up on its feet in an hour or two." That's not cooked with fire. That's THREATENED with fire. I do not season steak. Start seasoning steak and before you know it? You're French.

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** VERY averted by trolls. Flaming a troll only makes the troll stronger.
* [[FanFic/EnemyOfMyEnemy Have a]] [[HumongousMecha Scarab problem]]? Lure it to a fuel refinery, set a few well-placed charges, and torch the bastard. [[spoiler:Just don't be surprised if the resulting fire [[NiceJobBreakingItHero goes out of control and consumes a sector of the very city that you were trying to stop the Scarab from destroying]].]]
* Speaking of Franchise/{{Halo}} FanWork, TacticalNoobs presents this as being the best way to deal with [[BringOutYourGayDead homosexuals.]]
* [[http://www.walfas.org/ Walfas]], a ''VideoGame/{{Touhou}}'' fan flash and fan webcomic site, has a RunningGag in Reimu's spell card "Hax Sign -Burn Everything-," which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin sets random things and people around her on fire]].
* WarrenEllis's
Creator/WarrenEllis's approach to grilling:
**
grilling: MAN COOK MEAT WITH FIRE. Not "man show fire to meat and then eat it while it still squirts and pulses." KILL IT DED WITH FIRE YUS. "Medium rare" = "good vet could get it up on its feet in an hour or two." That's not cooked with fire. That's THREATENED with fire. I do not season steak. Start seasoning steak and before you know it? You're French.



* In OrionsArm this is one of the best ways to deal with nanotech attackers. The tiny robots can't shed heat effectively and will rapidly disintegrate when heated.
* "[[{{Catchphrase}} Hello, and welcome to]] ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'', [[{{Catchphrase}} where bad comics burn.]]" Interestingly enough, he's only ever burned four comics: ''ComicBook/SupermanAtEarthsEnd'', ''ComicBook/JLAActOfGod'', ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'' and ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''. He notes in his "Mightily Murdered Power Rangers" review how this phrase has become TheArtifact and tells the comic not to tempt him to change that. He has since burned another comic: FrankMiller's ''Holy Terror''.
* ''WebVideo/JoJosBizarreAdventureAbridged'': Avdol [[CatchPhrase has learned that the only way to defeat this trope... is to BURN it]]!
* Suggested as an alternative to submitting to {{Wimpification}} during [[http://snakesonasora.livejournal.com/2619.html#cutid1 this sporking]] of the infamous ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fanfic, "Naga Eyes."
-->'''Sora:''' Plan A: Getting the hell out of this nightmare and pretending it never happened.\\
'''Riku:''' Plan B: Getting the hell out of this nightmare.\\
'''Kairi:''' Plan C: Getting the hell out.\\
'''Axel:''' Plan Awesome: Death by fire!

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* In OrionsArm ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm'', this is one of the best ways to deal with nanotech attackers. The tiny robots can't shed heat effectively and will rapidly disintegrate when heated.
* "[[{{Catchphrase}} Hello, and welcome to]] ''WebVideo/AtopTheFourthWall'', [[{{Catchphrase}} where bad comics burn.]]" Interestingly enough, he's only ever burned four comics: ''ComicBook/SupermanAtEarthsEnd'', ''ComicBook/JLAActOfGod'', ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightStrikesAgain'' and ''ComicBook/OneMoreDay''. He notes in his "Mightily Murdered Power Rangers" review how this phrase has become TheArtifact and tells the comic not to tempt him to change that. He has since burned another comic: FrankMiller's Creator/FrankMiller's ''Holy Terror''.
* ''WebVideo/JoJosBizarreAdventureAbridged'': Avdol [[CatchPhrase has learned that the only way to defeat this trope... is to BURN it]]!
* Suggested as an alternative to submitting to {{Wimpification}} during [[http://snakesonasora.livejournal.com/2619.html#cutid1 this sporking]] of the infamous ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' fanfic, "Naga Eyes."
-->'''Sora:''' Plan A: Getting the hell out of this nightmare and pretending it never happened.\\
'''Riku:''' Plan B: Getting the hell out of this nightmare.\\
'''Kairi:''' Plan C: Getting the hell out.\\
'''Axel:''' Plan Awesome: Death by fire!
Terror''.



* Frollo uses this to solve a fair deal of his problems through pyrokinetic magic on ''TheFrolloShow''



* In the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode, ''Night of the Living Spud'', a redneck decides to test how flammable a vampire is.
-->'''Zeke:''' ''(strikes a match)'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqTAnLeMOwY&feature=player_detailpage#t=883s Zack... get the diesel fuel.]]
* Seems to be the only way of doing any sort of decent damage to [[TheBaroness Madam Rouge]] from WesternAnimation/TeenTitans. She's damn near invulnerable to any kind of physical attacks.

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* In the ''WesternAnimation/DarkwingDuck'' episode, ''Night "Night of the Living Spud'', Spud", a redneck decides to test how flammable a vampire is.
-->'''Zeke:''' ''(strikes ''[strikes a match)'' match]'' [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqTAnLeMOwY&feature=player_detailpage#t=883s Zack... get the diesel fuel.]]
* Seems to be the only way of doing any sort of decent damage to [[TheBaroness Madam Rouge]] from WesternAnimation/TeenTitans.''WesternAnimation/TeenTitans''. She's damn near invulnerable to any kind of physical attacks.



* Scrotus threatens to show ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria'' a new spectrum of pain, and Korgoth responds by tearing a substantial amount of Scrotus's skin off, dousing him with strong alcohol, and lighting him on fire.
* A Halloween episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had Maggie suddenly loses her legs and grows tentacles. They take her to Dr. Hibbert, who prescribes "fire, and lots of it". This is apparently his cure for everything.

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* ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria'': Scrotus threatens to show ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria'' Korgoth a new spectrum of pain, and Korgoth responds by tearing a substantial amount of Scrotus's skin off, dousing him with strong alcohol, and lighting him on fire.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'':
**
A Halloween episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' had has Maggie suddenly loses her legs and grows tentacles. They take her to Dr. Hibbert, who prescribes "fire, and lots of it". This is apparently his cure for everything.



'''Lisa''': Well...if we did set fire to the house..\\
'''Marge''': No fires!\\
'''Homer''': I've got it!\\
'''Marge''': No fires!
** In "Lisa's Sax" when Marge shows Homer a picture an upset Bart drew
--->'''Marge''': Homer, I want you to look at this drawing Bart did.\\
'''Homer''': [watching TV] Oh, it's beautiful! Oh, oh, let's put Bart's beautiful drawing up on the fridge!\\
'''Marge''': Homer, stop. Will you please look at the drawing?\\
'''Homer''': Oh, all right. What...[looks at drawing]...aaah!! Burn it! Send it to hell!

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'''Lisa''': Well...'''Lisa:''' Well... if we did set fire to the house..\\
'''Marge''': '''Marge:''' No fires!\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' I've got it!\\
'''Marge''': '''Marge:''' No fires!
** In "Lisa's Sax" when Marge shows Homer a picture an upset Bart drew
--->'''Marge''':
drew:
--->'''Marge:'''
Homer, I want you to look at this drawing Bart did.\\
'''Homer''': [watching TV] '''Homer:''' ''[watching TV]'' Oh, it's beautiful! Oh, oh, let's put Bart's beautiful drawing up on the fridge!\\
'''Marge''': '''Marge:''' Homer, stop. Will you please look at the drawing?\\
'''Homer''': '''Homer:''' Oh, all right. What...[looks ''[looks at drawing]...drawing]'' ...aaah!! Burn it! Send it to hell!



* Inverted in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]''. Spike's fire presumably saved some lives near the end.

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* Inverted in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS4E24EquestriaGames Equestria Games]]''.Games]]". Spike's fire presumably saved some lives near the end.



---> '''Sticks''': Yaah! Kill it with fire!\\
'''Tails''': Calm down, it's just Knuckles!\\
'''Sticks''': Oh... kill Knuckles with fire!
* In "Golden Hook," from ''[[WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates Captain Jake and the Neverland Pirates]]'', Captain Hook uses a golden hook that turns everything and everyone he touches to gold. Captain Jake's solution is to claim it using his magic sword, which has its own magic and is therefore immune to the effect, then toss the sucker into a volcano. Upon its destruction, the magic is reversed and everything that was turned to gold changes back, including Smee and Hook's other bumbling lackeys, Sharkey and Bones.

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---> '''Sticks''': --->'''Sticks:''' Yaah! Kill it with fire!\\
'''Tails''': '''Tails:''' Calm down, it's just Knuckles!\\
'''Sticks''': '''Sticks:''' Oh... kill Knuckles with fire!
* In "Golden Hook," Hook", from ''[[WesternAnimation/JakeAndTheNeverlandPirates Captain Jake and the Neverland Pirates]]'', Captain Hook uses a golden hook that turns everything and everyone he touches to gold. Captain Jake's solution is to claim it using his magic sword, which has its own magic and is therefore immune to the effect, then toss the sucker into a volcano. Upon its destruction, the magic is reversed and everything that was turned to gold changes back, including Smee and Hook's other bumbling lackeys, Sharkey and Bones.



* In the medical field, people need to be especially careful not to spread germs. There are a variety of ways to kill them. Some involve fire or at least extreme heat, and it is very effective. Here are two examples. Metal tools can be sterilized by sticking them in an open flame. Biohazard waste gets incinerated. Indeed suffer not for the pathogens to live.
** And while it isn't fire, the autoclave doesn't leave behind inconvenient fire residue and can be used effectively to sterilize anything that won't melt in it, and works just fine on liquids as well as solids.
* This is the reason armies have used flamethrowers as weapons. As the late [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4nknAzQPHE George Carlin explained it]]:
-->And what this indicates to me, it means that at some point, some person said to himself, "Gee, I sure would like to set those people on fire over there. But I'm just not close enough to get the job done. If only I had something that would ''throw'' the flame on them."
** Interestingly enough, the flamethrower stopped being used around the time of TheVietnamWar, at least by the United States. There were two reasons given: first and foremost, the flamethrower requires an absolutely massive tank for fuel, which slows the soldier prohibitively and told the enemies "Shoot me". Second, the flamethrower isn't really all that useful a weapon; short range and limited fuel keep it from being used at the most useful times. The reason the flamethrower was used for as long as it was ([=WW1/2=] to Vietnam) is because it is a profoundly powerful ''psychological'' weapon. Nothing demoralizes an enemy squad as much as seeing your best friend ''set on fire!'' The wielder was actually running away with several litres of an ''extremely'' flammable liquid strapped to his back.... Unless you get a [[TankGoodness flamethrower tank]], which had its share of combat during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]].
*** An indication of the extent to which flamethrowers terrified the opponents is the number of flamethrower operators registered as POW: none, or very nearly. Your likely fate being common knowledge, you had strong incentives to lie about your job if presented with the opportunity.

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* In the medical field, people need to be especially careful not to spread germs. There are a variety of ways to kill them. Some involve fire or at least extreme heat, and it is very effective. Here are two examples. Metal tools can be sterilized by sticking them in an open flame. Biohazard waste gets incinerated. Indeed suffer not for the pathogens to live.
**
live. And while it isn't fire, the autoclave doesn't leave behind inconvenient fire residue and can be used effectively to sterilize anything that won't melt in it, and works just fine on liquids as well as solids.
* This is the reason armies have used flamethrowers as weapons. weapons.
**
As the late [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4nknAzQPHE George Carlin explained it]]:
-->And --->"And what this indicates to me, it means that at some point, some person said to himself, "Gee, I sure would like to set those people on fire over there. But I'm just not close enough to get the job done. If only I had something that would ''throw'' the flame on them."
** Interestingly enough, the flamethrower stopped being used around the time of TheVietnamWar, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, at least by the United States. There were two reasons given: first and foremost, the flamethrower requires an absolutely massive tank for fuel, which slows the soldier prohibitively and told the enemies "Shoot me". Second, the flamethrower isn't really all that useful a weapon; short range and limited fuel keep it from being used at the most useful times. The reason the flamethrower was used for as long as it was ([=WW1/2=] to Vietnam) is because it is a profoundly powerful ''psychological'' weapon. Nothing demoralizes an enemy squad as much as seeing your best friend ''set on fire!'' The wielder was actually running away with several litres of an ''extremely'' flammable liquid strapped to his back.... Unless you get a [[TankGoodness flamethrower tank]], which had its share of combat during [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII WWII]].
***
WWII]]. An indication of the extent to which flamethrowers terrified the opponents is the number of flamethrower operators registered as POW: none, or very nearly. Your likely fate being common knowledge, you had strong incentives to lie about your job if presented with the opportunity.



** Of course, the great-granddaddy of all of these flamethrowers is truly ancient--or at least medieval: "Greek fire," a chemical concoction used by the [[UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire Byzantine]] Navy that burst into flames upon contact with air and can never be extinguished by water. The secret of its formula was so well-kept that it is lost today. The Greek Fire was so useful back in the Medieval period that many historians agree it was one of the main reasons the Byzantine empire lasted for so long. Of course, such a weapon needs a delivery system, and the Byzantines delivered: at first, they threw ceramic pots of it at the opposing forces (usually using catapults), but eventually, they invented the ''siphōn'', a simple but highly effective pump (rather like a modern hand pump for bicycle tires or balloons, or perhaps an overlarge syringe) that would spew streams of fire at enemy vessels.

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** * Of course, the great-granddaddy of all of these flamethrowers is truly ancient--or ancient -- or at least medieval: "Greek fire," a chemical concoction used by the [[UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire Byzantine]] Navy that burst into flames upon contact with air and can never be extinguished by water. The secret of its formula was so well-kept that it is lost today. The Greek Fire was so useful back in the Medieval period that many historians agree it was one of the main reasons the Byzantine empire lasted for so long. Of course, such a weapon needs a delivery system, and the Byzantines delivered: at first, they threw ceramic pots of it at the opposing forces (usually using catapults), but eventually, they invented the ''siphōn'', a simple but highly effective pump (rather like a modern hand pump for bicycle tires or balloons, or perhaps an overlarge syringe) that would spew streams of fire at enemy vessels.



3rd Jul '16 2:07:46 PM Morgenthaler
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** As are [[TheObiWan Jiraiya]] and [[BadassGrandpa Hiruzen Sarutobi]], both have extremely powerful Katon (Fire Release) jutsus. One that Jiraiya created, with the help of [[AttackOftheFiftyFootWhatever Gamabunta]] was so large it filled in the entire valley that they were fighting in, and one that Hiruzen created needed the [[MakingASplash Second Hokage]], Tobirama Senju to extinguish. In [[SuperMode Sage Mode]] Jiraiya's Katons, now ''regularly'' empowered by oil become so strong he can reduce a target to ash with Senpo: Goemon (with the help of Fukasaku and Shima), which sends a wave of ''fiery oil'' at the target.

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** As are [[TheObiWan Jiraiya]] Jiraiya and [[BadassGrandpa Hiruzen Sarutobi]], both have extremely powerful Katon (Fire Release) jutsus. One that Jiraiya created, with the help of [[AttackOftheFiftyFootWhatever Gamabunta]] was so large it filled in the entire valley that they were fighting in, and one that Hiruzen created needed the [[MakingASplash Second Hokage]], Tobirama Senju to extinguish. In [[SuperMode Sage Mode]] Jiraiya's Katons, now ''regularly'' empowered by oil become so strong he can reduce a target to ash with Senpo: Goemon (with the help of Fukasaku and Shima), which sends a wave of ''fiery oil'' at the target.
3rd Jul '16 11:43:24 AM Nitramy
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** Chandra Nalar seems to be the new Jaya Ballard.

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** Chandra Nalar Nalaar seems to be the new Jaya Ballard.



** Sarkhan Vol fights fire with dragonfire.

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*** In-story, Chandra has done possibly the biggest "Kill it with fire!" feat so far: [[spoiler: burn two of the Eldrazi titans to death.]]
** Sarkhan Vol fights fire with dragonfire.''dragonfire''.
** Ugin the Spirit Dragon uses ''ghostfire'', which is both colorless and invisible.
30th Jun '16 7:57:20 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''{{Bionicle}}'', in which Tahu defends himself from Nektann by using his fire powers to melt most of his enemy's armour off and incapacitate him- but making a clear point of ''not'' killing him in the process.

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* Subverted in ''{{Bionicle}}'', ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'', in which Tahu defends himself from Nektann by using his fire powers to melt most of his enemy's armour off and incapacitate him- but making a clear point of ''not'' killing him in the process.
30th Jun '16 9:31:24 AM Willbyr
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* After acquiring the Legendary Orb of Fire from Mount Aso, {{Yaiba}}'s answer to any threat becomes "Toss a Giant Fireball at them".

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* After acquiring the Legendary Orb of Fire from Mount Aso, {{Yaiba}}'s ''Manga/{{Yaiba}}'''s answer to any threat becomes "Toss a Giant Fireball at them".
28th Jun '16 9:14:47 AM ZimFan89
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* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Mad King]] from Series/GameOfThrones apparently loved this trope. It was his favourite way to get rid of his enemies. His enemies including women and babies that the voices in his head told him to destroy. His last words were even [[MadnessMantra 'burn them all,' which he repeated for hours.]]

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* [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Mad King]] from Series/GameOfThrones ''Series/GameOfThrones'' apparently loved this trope. It was his favourite way to get rid of his enemies. His enemies including women and babies that the voices in his head told him to destroy. His last words were even [[MadnessMantra 'burn them all,' which he repeated for hours.]]


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** In the Season 6 finale, [[spoiler: Cersei sets off one of the Mad King's Wildfire caches beneath the Sept of Baelor, destroying it and killing most of her political enemies (the Sparrows, the Tyrells, and most of the Small Council) in one fell swoop.]]
26th Jun '16 12:52:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* Scrotus threatens to show KorgothOfBarbaria a new spectrum of pain, and Korgoth responds by tearing a substantial amount of Scrotus's skin off, dousing him with strong alcohol, and lighting him on fire.

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* Scrotus threatens to show KorgothOfBarbaria ''WesternAnimation/KorgothOfBarbaria'' a new spectrum of pain, and Korgoth responds by tearing a substantial amount of Scrotus's skin off, dousing him with strong alcohol, and lighting him on fire.
22nd Jun '16 7:53:43 PM karstovich2
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** Of course, the great-granddaddy of all of these flamethrowers is truly ancient--or at least medieval: "Greek fire," a chemical concoction used by the [[UsefulNotes/ByzantineEmpire Byzantine]] Navy that burst into flames upon contact with air and can never be extinguished by water. The secret of its formula was so well-kept that it is lost today. The Greek Fire was so useful back in the Medieval period that many historians agree it was one of the main reasons the Byzantine empire lasted for so long. Of course, such a weapon needs a delivery system, and the Byzantines delivered: at first, they threw ceramic pots of it at the opposing forces (usually using catapults), but eventually, they invented the ''siphōn'', a simple but highly effective pump (rather like a modern hand pump for bicycle tires or balloons, or perhaps an overlarge syringe) that would spew streams of fire at enemy vessels.



* Greek fire, an ancient chemical concoction used in naval warfare that burst into flames upon contact with air and can never be extinguished by water. The secret of its formula was so well-kept that it is lost today. The Greek Fire was so useful back in the Medieval period that many historians agree it was one of the main reasons the Byzantine empire lasted for so long. Also, the Byzantine Empire invented flamethrowers in the first place.
** Inverted by Hippocrates: "What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will."

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* Greek fire, an ancient chemical concoction used in naval warfare that burst into flames upon contact with air and can never be extinguished by water. The secret of its formula was so well-kept that it is lost today. The Greek Fire was so useful back in the Medieval period that many historians agree it was one of the main reasons the Byzantine empire lasted for so long. Also, the Byzantine Empire invented flamethrowers in the first place.
**
Inverted by Hippocrates: "What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will."
20th Jun '16 1:48:44 PM CassandraLeo
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** Daenerys Targaryen does this to [[spoiler:every single Khal of the Dothraki]] in season 6. [[AssholeVictim No one's mourning them.]] Her dragons have been known to do this, too, because, well, '''''they're dragons'''''.
10th Jun '16 12:08:31 AM gewunomox
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* TheProdigy seem to like this trope a lot. Songs include "Fire", "Firestarter", "Fuel My Fire", "Spitfire", "The Heat the Energy" and "World's on Fire". In the same let's-burn-the-world vein you could probably also include songs like "Molotov Bitch" and "Hotride".

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* TheProdigy Music/TheProdigy seem to like this trope a lot. Songs include "Fire", "Firestarter", "Fuel My Fire", "Spitfire", "The Heat the Energy" and "World's on Fire". In the same let's-burn-the-world vein you could probably also include songs like "Molotov Bitch" and "Hotride".
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