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18th Mar '17 5:14:03 AM rafi
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** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' Superman and Darkseid are surrounded by masses of orange and black dots when they fight in the Sun.
6th Feb '17 2:23:42 AM StFan
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'' has these from time to time, most visible when [[WizardClassic Avatar]] shorts-out [[KillerRobot Necron 99]] after the latter [[spoiler:kills Elinore's father.]] It's very much in keeping with the movie's general worship of countercultural '60s Comics.



* The Emotions in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' all have Kirby Crackle on their skin, which gives them a distinctive grainy texture.[[/folder]]

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* The Emotions in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' all have Kirby Crackle on their skin, which gives them a distinctive grainy texture.texture.
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyEquestriaGirlsLegendOfEverfree'': As part of Gloriosa's transformation sequence, there is an effect of black-and-white energy dots rolling over her clothes and turning them into Gaea Everfree's supervillainess costume.
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'' has these from time to time, most visible when [[WizardClassic Avatar]] shorts-out [[KillerRobot Necron 99]] after the latter [[spoiler: kills Elinore's father.]] It's very much in keeping with the movie's general worship of countercultural '60s Comics.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' has a bunch of Kirby Crackle against a green background during most of Ben's transformations. Also, the 0 in ''Ben 10'' has a bunch of dots in the middle. This makes sense, as the series was influenced by comics. The main character's EmbarrassingMiddleName? Benjamin ''Kirby'' Tennyson.

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Wizards}}'' has these from time to time, most visible when [[WizardClassic Avatar]] shorts-out [[KillerRobot Necron 99]] after the latter [[spoiler: kills Elinore's father.]] It's very much in keeping with the movie's general worship of countercultural '60s Comics.
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}''
''WesternAnimation/Ben10'' has a bunch of Kirby Crackle against a green background during most of Ben's transformations. Also, the 0 in ''Ben 10'' has a bunch of dots in the middle. This makes sense, as the series was influenced by comics. The main character's EmbarrassingMiddleName? Benjamin ''Kirby'' Tennyson.
23rd Dec '16 12:03:22 AM Tron80
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** In ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'' Superman and Darkseid are surrounded by masses of orange and black dots when they fight in the Sun.
5th Dec '16 12:10:45 AM Tron80
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** In ''Comicbook/YoungLove'''s second panel, masses of black dots are used to represent the space void.
4th Dec '16 1:52:24 AM Tron80
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* [[ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis Alexander]] [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]] Jr.'s powers tend to rely heavily on this. What they actually are is not elaborated on further than "dimensional abilities."

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* [[ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis Alexander]] ''ComicBook/InfiniteCrisis'': Alexander [[ComicBook/LexLuthor Luthor]] Jr.'s powers tend to rely heavily on this. What they actually are is not elaborated on further than "dimensional abilities."
4th Dec '16 1:50:41 AM Tron80
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* In Franchise/{{Superman}} story ''Comicbook/WarWorld'', masses of black dots are frequently used to represent nebulas and the space void.
16th Nov '16 2:48:27 AM Tron80
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** In ''[[Comicbook/{{Supergirl 1972}} Supergirl Vol 1]]'' #2, masses of white and black dots are used to depict currents of sea foam when Supergirl swims.
27th Oct '16 12:02:53 AM Tron80
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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': Kirby Crackle were often used in the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline, when [[http://infinitecomix.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/SprGrl-28-2.jpg Supergirl's eyes poured sheer red energy]] or her BattleAura [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d7rt4OOOMBE/U0pMV4L3ugI/AAAAAAAACUk/zLSydgkM9Rc/s1600/Red+Lantern+%252329+%25284%2529.jpg flared up]].

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'':
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Kirby Crackle were often used in the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline, when [[http://infinitecomix.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/SprGrl-28-2.jpg Supergirl's eyes poured sheer red energy]] or her BattleAura [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d7rt4OOOMBE/U0pMV4L3ugI/AAAAAAAACUk/zLSydgkM9Rc/s1600/Red+Lantern+%252329+%25284%2529.jpg flared up]].up]].
** In ''Comicbook/ManyHappyReturns'', this effect was used when Kara was flying in the second-to-last-issue.
27th Aug '16 11:46:28 PM Hylarn
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The Kirby Crackle are a method of showing a crackle of energy such as a lightning bolt or a BattleAura. They've been widely used in US superhero comics ever since they were first developed, by influential artist Creator/JackKirby in the 1960s. Sometimes referred to as 'Kirby Dots'.

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The Kirby Crackle Dots are a method of showing a crackle of energy such as a lightning bolt or a BattleAura. They've been widely used in US superhero comics ever since they were first developed, by influential artist Creator/JackKirby in the 1960s. Sometimes referred to as 'Kirby Dots'.
Crackle'.



Not related to [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} a dot named Kirby]]. Name is used as a ShoutOut by the Nerdrock Band Music/{{Kirby Krackle|Music}}.

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Not related to be confused with [[Franchise/{{Kirby}} a dot named Kirby]]. Name is used as a ShoutOut by Kirby]] or the Nerdrock Band Music/{{Kirby Krackle|Music}}.
Krackle|Music}}.
23rd Aug '16 8:30:26 PM MCBigman
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Kirby dots are a method of showing a crackle of energy such as a lightning bolt or a BattleAura. They've been widely used in US superhero comics ever since they were first developed, by influential artist Creator/JackKirby in the 1960s. Sometimes referred to as 'Kirby Krackle'.

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The Kirby dots Crackle are a method of showing a crackle of energy such as a lightning bolt or a BattleAura. They've been widely used in US superhero comics ever since they were first developed, by influential artist Creator/JackKirby in the 1960s. Sometimes referred to as 'Kirby Krackle'.
Dots'.



* Special mention goes to Kirby's renditions of {{God}}. [[http://nerdcityonline.com/2010/01/22/jack-kirbys-visual-interpretations-of-god/ See here.]] Also, Jack Kirby himself in the cover of ''Comic Book Comics'' #4 is holding drawing tools glowing with his signature dots.
* Marvel Comics' Sunspot becomes solid black and is surrounded by Kirby Dots when he powers up. (Originally. Lately, it's dark blue and mostly dotless.) ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', despite not being a particularly slavish adaptation, ''especially'' visually, rendered the dot effect perfectly, much better than you'd think it'd work onscreen. According to the Official Handbook, the dots are his powers affecting the dust around him and turning them black. But yeah, the dots are basically there to offset his otherwise monochromatic and boring design.

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* Special mention goes to Kirby's renditions of {{God}}. [[http://nerdcityonline.com/2010/01/22/jack-kirbys-visual-interpretations-of-god/ See here.]] Also, Jack Kirby himself in the cover of ''Comic Book Comics'' #4 is holding drawing tools glowing with his signature dots.
crackle.
* Marvel Comics' Sunspot becomes solid black and is surrounded by Kirby Dots Crackle when he powers up. (Originally. Lately, it's dark blue and mostly dotless.) ''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution'', despite not being a particularly slavish adaptation, ''especially'' visually, rendered the dot effect perfectly, much better than you'd think it'd work onscreen. According to the Official Handbook, the dots are his powers affecting the dust around him and turning them black. But yeah, the dots are basically there to offset his otherwise monochromatic and boring design.



* One issue of Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' shows a container marked ''Kirby Dots'' in the League's trophy room.
* The [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Marvel Apes]] version of the Watcher gets loaded off a beverage that includes Kirby Dots as an ingredient.
* Galacta ([[DistaffCounterpart daughter]] of Galactus) [[http://twitter.com/#!/Gali_girl/status/1873418623 reveals offhandedly]] on her [[CharacterBlog Twitter account]] that mere humans cannot perceive the Power Cosmic where it affects reality, and blanks it out in our minds. She further lampshades that some people call the visual result "Kirby Crackles".

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* One issue of Creator/GrantMorrison's ''[[Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica JLA]]'' shows a container marked ''Kirby Dots'' Crackle'' in the League's trophy room.
* The [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Marvel Apes]] version of the Watcher gets loaded off a beverage that includes Kirby Dots Crackle as an ingredient.
* Galacta ([[DistaffCounterpart daughter]] of Galactus) [[http://twitter.com/#!/Gali_girl/status/1873418623 reveals offhandedly]] on her [[CharacterBlog Twitter account]] that mere humans cannot perceive the Power Cosmic where it affects reality, and blanks it out in our minds. She further lampshades that some people call the visual result "Kirby Crackles".Dots".



* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': Kirby Dots were often used in the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline, when [[http://infinitecomix.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/SprGrl-28-2.jpg Supergirl's eyes poured sheer red energy]] or her BattleAura [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d7rt4OOOMBE/U0pMV4L3ugI/AAAAAAAACUk/zLSydgkM9Rc/s1600/Red+Lantern+%252329+%25284%2529.jpg flared up]].

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* ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'': Kirby Dots Crackle were often used in the ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'' storyline, when [[http://infinitecomix.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/SprGrl-28-2.jpg Supergirl's eyes poured sheer red energy]] or her BattleAura [[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-d7rt4OOOMBE/U0pMV4L3ugI/AAAAAAAACUk/zLSydgkM9Rc/s1600/Red+Lantern+%252329+%25284%2529.jpg flared up]].



* The Emotions in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' all have Kirby dots on their skin, which gives them a distinctive grainy texture.[[/folder]]

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* The Emotions in ''WesternAnimation/InsideOut'' all have Kirby dots Crackle on their skin, which gives them a distinctive grainy texture.[[/folder]]



* A rare live-action version of the KirbyDots appears in the film ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' whenever the Infinity Gem is used.

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* A rare live-action version of the KirbyDots Kirby Crackle appears in the film ''Film/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' whenever the Infinity Gem is used.



* In ''Pinball/{{Genie}},'' the ''jinn's'' manifestation is accompanied by a swarm of Kirby dots.
* The cryogenic machine of ''Pinball/{{Centigrade 37}}'' is adorned with lots of dots and {{Power Glow}}s.

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* In ''Pinball/{{Genie}},'' the ''jinn's'' manifestation is accompanied by a swarm of Kirby dots.
Crackle.
* The cryogenic machine of ''Pinball/{{Centigrade 37}}'' is adorned with lots of dots Crackle and {{Power Glow}}s.



* The Power Flight travel power in ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' surrounds the character with black Kirby dots. There's also the Krackle Aura, whose description explicitly mentions Jack Kirby.
* Various powers and weapons in ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'', such as Hand Blasters, use Kirby dots.
* Shortly before it shut down, ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' added an aura that greatly resembled Kirby dots, called "Dark Matter".

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* The Power Flight travel power in ''VideoGame/ChampionsOnline'' surrounds the character with black Kirby dots.Crackle. There's also the Krackle Aura, whose description explicitly mentions Jack Kirby.
* Various powers and weapons in ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline'', such as Hand Blasters, use Kirby dots.
Crackle.
* Shortly before it shut down, ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes'' added an aura that greatly resembled Kirby dots, Crackle, called "Dark Matter".



* In [[http://evil-inc.com/comic/when-worlds-collide-part-one-8/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/EvilInc'', Kirby Dots are not only displayed, they're used as a measure of a monster's super-powers! Gadzooks!

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* In [[http://evil-inc.com/comic/when-worlds-collide-part-one-8/ this strip]] of ''Webcomic/EvilInc'', Kirby Dots Crackle are not only displayed, they're used as a measure of a monster's super-powers! Gadzooks!



* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' has a bunch of KirbyDots against a green background during most of Ben's transformations. Also, the 0 in ''Ben 10'' has a bunch of dots in the middle. This makes sense, as the series was influenced by comics. The main character's EmbarrassingMiddleName? Benjamin ''Kirby'' Tennyson.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' had Franchise/{{Superman}} attacked by an Apokolips war machine with animated Kirby dots on its front panel.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', being heavily inspired by UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, features KirbyDots in several background instances, including ComicBook/BlueBeetle's power-up sequence. It's also very noticeable in the highly Kirby-inspired episode "The Last Bat On Earth!", as well as in Omac's transformation sequence. (Omac, of course, is another Kirby creation.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Ben 10}}'' has a bunch of KirbyDots Kirby Crackle against a green background during most of Ben's transformations. Also, the 0 in ''Ben 10'' has a bunch of dots in the middle. This makes sense, as the series was influenced by comics. The main character's EmbarrassingMiddleName? Benjamin ''Kirby'' Tennyson.
* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries'' had Franchise/{{Superman}} attacked by an Apokolips war machine with animated Kirby dots Crackle on its front panel.
* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'', being heavily inspired by UsefulNotes/{{the Silver Age|OfComicBooks}}, features KirbyDots Kirby Crackle in several background instances, including ComicBook/BlueBeetle's power-up sequence. It's also very noticeable in the highly Kirby-inspired episode "The Last Bat On Earth!", as well as in Omac's transformation sequence. (Omac, of course, is another Kirby creation.)



* In the 2003 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 TMNT]]'' series, they did a tribute episode to Jack Kirby, Kirby Dots and all.

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* In the 2003 ''[[WesternAnimation/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles2003 TMNT]]'' series, they did a tribute episode to Jack Kirby, Kirby Dots Crackle and all.
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