History Main / KillitwithFire

19th May '18 10:22:36 PM karstovich2
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* Contrary to popular belief, [[BurnTheWitch witches weren't burned in England]] (or the Colonies, which mostly followed English practice). In Continental Europe, witchcraft was tried as heresy, for which the penalty was burning: but the pragmatic English tried witches for whatever they were supposed to have done with their magic, from murder down to theft and destruction of property, and sentenced them accordingly as the English sentence the common man. So while many witches were hanged, there were also many cases of convicted witches simply getting a fine or just a stern warning. Also contrary to popular belief, this was also the practice in Europe at large. The Spanish Inquisition, for example, was quick to pronounce 'Witchcraft' as 'Insanity' and refused to even consider charges of it. However, many local courts in Spain brought people up on charges of various counts of witchcraft on their own volition, though burning was again only reserved for the most serious of cases. [[RuleOfThree Yet another contrariety]] to public belief, witches weren't persecuted in Western Europe before the Reformation. The Roman Catholic Church denied the existence of witchcraft and was quick to condemn those accusing others of the practise.
* During much of English history, there were only two crimes punishable by burning: heresy and treason. The latter was punished in different ways depending on the offender's status and gender: nobles of either sex were beheaded; commoner men were hanged, drawn and quartered (a rather gruesome form of CruelAndUnusualDeath); and commoner women were burned at the stake (as a public-decency measure; hanging, drawing, and quartering often involved stripping the condemned of his clothes and always included [[GroinAttack emasculation]]). Treason came in two flavors: High Treason (treason against the state, including [[LesCollaborateurs most of what we normally think of as treason]], plus sundries such as counterfeiting the King's seal or [[{{Netorare}} NTR-ing]] the King's heir) and Petty Treason (murder of someone with lawful authority over you, most commonly murder of a man by his wife).

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* Contrary to popular belief, [[BurnTheWitch witches weren't burned in England]] (or the Colonies, which mostly followed English practice). In Continental Europe, witchcraft was tried as heresy, for which the penalty was burning: but the pragmatic English tried witches for whatever they were supposed to have done with their magic, from murder down to theft and destruction of property, and sentenced them accordingly as the English sentence the common man. So while many witches were hanged, there were also many cases of convicted witches simply getting a fine or just a stern warning. Also contrary to popular belief, this was also the practice in Europe at large. The Spanish Inquisition, for example, was quick to pronounce 'Witchcraft' as 'Insanity' and refused to even consider charges of it. However, many local courts in Spain brought people up on charges of various counts of witchcraft on their own volition, though burning was again only reserved for the most serious of cases. [[RuleOfThree Yet another contrariety]] to public belief, witches weren't persecuted in Western Europe before the Reformation. The Roman Catholic Church denied the existence of witchcraft and was quick to condemn those accusing others of the practise.
practise; as humorously noted by [[https://satwcomic.com/what-comes-around-goes-around this]] ''WebComic/ScandinaviaAndTheWorld'' comic, for much of the Middle Ages, the ''accuser'' of witchcraft was more likely to end up executed as a heretic (as belief in witchcraft was contrary to Church doctrine and therefore heresy) than the accused.
* During much of English history, there were only two crimes punishable by burning: heresy and treason. The latter Moreover, treason was not always punished by burning, as that crime was punished in different ways depending on the offender's status and gender: nobles gender. Nobles of either sex were beheaded; beheaded, while commoner men were hanged, drawn and quartered (a rather gruesome form of CruelAndUnusualDeath); and CruelAndUnusualDeath). Only commoner women convicted of treason were burned at the stake (as stake, essentially as a public-decency measure; measure: hanging, drawing, and quartering often involved stripping the condemned of his clothes (which was considered indecent if applied to a woman) and always included [[GroinAttack emasculation]]).emasculation]] (which was impossible for a woman). Treason came in two flavors: High Treason (treason against the state, including [[LesCollaborateurs most of what we normally think of as treason]], plus sundries such as counterfeiting the King's seal or [[{{Netorare}} NTR-ing]] the King's heir) and Petty Treason (murder of someone with lawful authority over you, most commonly murder of a man by his wife).
12th May '18 6:15:42 AM foxley
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* In ''Film/TheWindmillMassacre'', Jennifer interprets Takashi's vision as meaning that they can kill Miller Hendrik by burning down the mill. This works, and Miller Hendrik bursts into flame when the mill catches fire. [[spoiler:Although it proves to be only temporary for both Hendrik and the mill.]]
6th May '18 10:20:03 PM Gregzilla
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This is prevalent not just in myth and fiction or games based on it, but also in works that are completely new and unrelated. For example, the Hydra and Trolls demonstrate one of the most frequent, and logical, applications for anti-monster fire: It prevents [[HealingFactor regeneration]]. [[BurnTheUndead In the case of]] TheUndead, usually they're too dumb and slow to put it out (zombies), it reminds them of the sun (vampires), or they're already walking kindling (mummies). Other times it's used to make sure whatever just got killed ''[[FireKeepsItDead stays]]'' [[FireKeepsItDead that way]]. Aliens, of course, can be ImmuneToBullets, but will burn up nicely in fire. Witches and [[TheHeretic heretics]] for a long time were considered to be in league with evil as well, and so it was a common myth that they were [[BurnTheWitch dealt with in the same manner]].

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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This is prevalent not just in myth and fiction or games based on it, but also in works that are completely new and unrelated. For example, the Hydra and Trolls demonstrate one of the most frequent, and logical, applications for anti-monster fire: It prevents [[AntiRegeneration prevents]] [[HealingFactor regeneration]]. [[BurnTheUndead In the case of]] TheUndead, usually they're too dumb and slow to put it out (zombies), it reminds them of the sun (vampires), or they're already walking kindling (mummies). Other times it's used to make sure whatever just got killed ''[[FireKeepsItDead stays]]'' [[FireKeepsItDead that way]]. Aliens, of course, can be ImmuneToBullets, but will burn up nicely in fire. Witches and [[TheHeretic heretics]] for a long time were considered to be in league with evil as well, and so it was a common myth that they were [[BurnTheWitch dealt with in the same manner]].

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 WoodenStake through the heart.
2nd May '18 7:33:18 AM MasterFuzzy
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* This is Harry's preferred attack in ''FanFic/ChildOfTheStorm'' once he gets the hang of wandless magic, though he does have plenty of other moves in his repertoire. Like [[Literature/TheDresdenFiles the other Harry]], this sometimes works well and sometimes...[[DestructiveSavior not so well]].



** Don't forget, one of those times he was so ''[[UnstoppableRage furious]]'' that he said "Pyrofuego! BURN!" Meaning he may have ''cast the spell in English.'' Something that is pointed out many, many times to be terrifyingly dangerous.

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** Don't forget, one of those times he was so ''[[UnstoppableRage furious]]'' that he said "Pyrofuego! BURN!" Meaning he may have ''cast the spell in English.'' Something that is pointed out many, many times to be terrifyingly dangerous.dangerous, as saying spells in another language, one you don't understand, provides some psychic insulation.



*** A bit of clarification: In terms of raw power, Harry is in the top percentile. However, Harry himself notes that more experienced wizards, such as the Wardens or the Senior Council could twist him into knots without even trying, because in the Dresdenverse, skill matters much more than power.

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*** A bit of clarification: In terms of raw power, Harry is in the top percentile. However, Harry himself notes that more experienced wizards, such as the Wardens or the Senior Council could twist him into knots without even trying, because in the Dresdenverse, as in real life, skill matters much more than power.



** Don't forget the use of superpower hellfire and soulfire.
** Don't kill kids near Harry. He will ''set the fat inside your body on fire''.

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** Don't forget the use of superpower hellfire and soulfire.
** Don't kill kids near Harry. He will ''set
soulfire, the fat inside your body latter of which is (literally) hell on fire''.wheels for destroying stuff, and soulfire, which [[CastFromHitPoints is pretty much exactly what it sounds like]], and allows a wizard to be more of what they already are by supercharging their spells.



** At the end of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire Planet of Fire]]", the Doctor tries this on the Master. [[UnexplainedRecovery He gets better]].

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** At the end of "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS21E5PlanetOfFire Planet of Fire]]", the Doctor tries this on the Master. [[UnexplainedRecovery He gets better]].better. As usual.]].
29th Apr '18 5:25:53 AM Vir
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' episode "It's No Picnic", Baljeet and Buford argue over whether the former's vindaloo is better than the latter's bitterballen and end up mixing them together. Baljeet suggests that they could taste great together, but Buford says that they should kill the resulting combination with fire.
15th Apr '18 5:13:18 PM Gundamforce
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Not to be confused with Administrivia/ExampleSectionectomy, although often this trope tends to be used as a PotholeMagnet for such by Administrivia/TropeRepairShop users [[{{Irony}} that want to kill Pothole Magnets]].

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Not to be confused with Administrivia/ExampleSectionectomy, although often this trope often tends to be used as a PotholeMagnet for such by within Administrivia/TropeRepairShop users by those who [[{{Irony}} that ironically enough, want to kill Pothole Magnets]].
19th Mar '18 2:14:01 PM margdean56
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* [[http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/03/world/isis-captive/ In February 2015]], a capturated [[UsefulNotes/WarriorsOfDesertWinds Jordanian pilot]] was [[ManOnFire burned alive]] in an iron cage [[TheFundamentalist by ISIS]].

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* [[http://edition.cnn.com/2015/02/03/world/isis-captive/ In February 2015]], a capturated captured [[UsefulNotes/WarriorsOfDesertWinds Jordanian pilot]] was [[ManOnFire burned alive]] in an iron cage [[TheFundamentalist by ISIS]].
19th Mar '18 2:05:38 PM margdean56
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** And Daenerys, [[InTheBlood of course]], has her three pet dragons. The very first things she trains them to do is breathe fire at people. And she has ambitions to use said dragons, once they grow up, to conquer Westeros. Her family's motto isn't ''"Fire and Blood"'' for nothing, after all.

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** And Daenerys, [[InTheBlood of course]], has her three pet dragons. The very first things thing she trains them to do is breathe fire at people. And she has ambitions to use said dragons, once they grow up, to conquer Westeros. Her family's motto isn't ''"Fire and Blood"'' for nothing, after all.



** Played straight in the conclusion of the original story - the final alien is destroyed with an oversized blowtorch after a human [[EyeScream fires bullets through all three of its eyes]], which causes it to become immobilised. Also, the electrocution weapon required mains power from the base's generators, and the final confrontation is too far away to run a lead.

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** Played straight in the conclusion of the original story - the story--the final alien is destroyed with an oversized blowtorch after a human [[EyeScream fires bullets through all three of its eyes]], which causes it to become immobilised. Also, the electrocution weapon required mains power from the base's generators, and the final confrontation is too far away to run a lead.



*** This one was neat because he wasn't even using it as a weapon - the ''fire'' was a heatsink for a ''lake''. Magic is such a GameBreaker that it's not even funny. [[note]] It's hilarious.[[/note]]

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*** This one was neat because he wasn't even using it as a weapon - the weapon--the ''fire'' was a heatsink for a ''lake''. Magic is such a GameBreaker that it's not even funny. [[note]] It's hilarious.[[/note]]



** In ''First Lord's Fury'' Tavi learns that [[spoiler:while bonding with a fury to make it loyal to the person requires watercrafting, another person can disupt that basic process with firecrafting, freeing the fury]].
* Master Ferus of ''Literature/TheCinderSpires'' is usually genial, and generally acclaimed to be [[BewareTheSillyOnes silly]]. However, send a task force to invade his home, and ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill.

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** In ''First Lord's Fury'' Tavi learns that [[spoiler:while bonding with a fury to make it loyal to the person requires watercrafting, another person can disupt disrupt that basic process with firecrafting, freeing the fury]].
* Master Ferus of ''Literature/TheCinderSpires'' is usually genial, and generally acclaimed claimed to be [[BewareTheSillyOnes silly]]. However, send a task force to invade his home, and ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill.



** In another story, "Cold Light", Literature/{{Kane}} locks himself in an [[AbandonedWarehouse old warehouse]] with two of his enemies. The warehouse was used to keep fabrics and quite a lot of them still remain. He proceeds then to set the building on fire. [[spoiler:He escapes through a hidden tunnel, the other two are killed.]]

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** In another story, "Cold Light", Literature/{{Kane}} locks himself in an [[AbandonedWarehouse old warehouse]] with two of his enemies. The warehouse was used to keep store fabrics and quite a lot of them still remain. He proceeds then to set the building on fire. [[spoiler:He escapes through a hidden tunnel, the other two are killed.]]
19th Mar '18 1:48:01 PM margdean56
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* In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl1982 Supergirl Vol 2]]'' issue #23, a pyrokinetic mutant attempts -and fails- to burn ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} to ashes.

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* In ''[[ComicBook/Supergirl1982 Supergirl Vol 2]]'' issue #23, a pyrokinetic mutant attempts -and fails- to attempts--and fails--to burn ComicBook/{{Supergirl}} to ashes.
16th Mar '18 7:10:25 AM gb00393
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** The Mad King's daughter Daenerys Targaryen does this to [[spoiler:every single Khal of the Dothraki]] in season 6. [[AssholeVictim No one's mourning them.]] She also uses fire to kill Mirri Maz Duur, Pyat Pree, and Kraznys mo Nakloz and many other slavers of Astapor. Her dragons have been known to do this, too, because, well, '''''they're dragons'''''.

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** The Mad King's daughter Daenerys Targaryen Targaryen's solution to pretty much every problem, though averted with her even-more-brutal execution of Doreah and Daxos. She uses fire to kill Mirri Maz Duur, Pyat Pree, and Kraznys mo Nakloz and many other slavers of Astapor. She also does this to [[spoiler:every single Khal of the Dothraki]] in season 6. [[AssholeVictim No one's mourning them.]] She also uses fire to kill Mirri Maz Duur, Pyat Pree, and Kraznys mo Nakloz and many other slavers of Astapor. ]] Her dragons have been known to do this, too, because, well, '''''they're dragons'''''.dragons'''''. Once her dragons are large enough to fight, she can do this whenever she wants, though dragons aren't a prerequisite for this, as the khals found out.
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