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17th Oct '17 12:38:02 PM xcountryguy
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* In ''Manga/BlackButler: Book of Circus'' when Joker informs their patron about the circus newcomers (Ciel and Sebastian), [[spoiler: Baron Kelvin]] is [[TheReveal revealed]] to be [[spoiler: "Father"]] in this manner.

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* In ''Manga/BlackButler: Book of Circus'' when Joker informs their patron about the circus newcomers (Ciel and Sebastian), [[spoiler: Baron [[spoiler:Baron Kelvin]] is [[TheReveal revealed]] to be [[spoiler: "Father"]] [[spoiler:"Father"]] in this manner.



* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', TheReveal of [[spoiler: Tobi's ([[MindScrew not really]]) true identity, Madara Uchiha, as the real BigBad of the series]] is done this way.

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* In ''Manga/{{Naruto}}'', TheReveal of [[spoiler: Tobi's [[spoiler:Tobi's ([[MindScrew not really]]) true identity, Madara Uchiha, as the real BigBad of the series]] is done this way.



* Done beautifully in book three of ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' when Fone Bone, Thorn and Gran'ma Ben are on the run from the rat creatures in the middle of a storm. Lighting flashes light up the otherwise pitch black backgrounds, giving brief glimpses of the rat creature horde closing in, as well as [[spoiler: when the Red Dragon appears and chases them away.]]

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* Done beautifully in book three of ''ComicBook/{{Bone}}'' when Fone Bone, Thorn and Gran'ma Ben are on the run from the rat creatures in the middle of a storm. Lighting flashes light up the otherwise pitch black backgrounds, giving brief glimpses of the rat creature horde closing in, as well as [[spoiler: when [[spoiler:when the Red Dragon appears and chases them away.]]



* In Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series, at one point the Royal Guard is desperately fighting assassins in the rain. One moment, there is one Guardsman standing. The next, there is a flash of lightning, a roll of thunder (from the wrong direction) and there are two... [[spoiler: One of them is a 24th Century RidiculouslyHumanRobot. Guess what happens next.]]

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* In Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series, at one point the Royal Guard is desperately fighting assassins in the rain. One moment, there is one Guardsman standing. The next, there is a flash of lightning, a roll of thunder (from the wrong direction) and there are two... [[spoiler: One [[spoiler:One of them is a 24th Century RidiculouslyHumanRobot. Guess what happens next.]]



* Occurs in the bonus case of ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''. [[spoiler: Phoenix's current case revolves around a case two years prior that may have been subject to evidence tampering. The primary witness of the previous case recalls two men fighting during a blackout, but remembers one instant, during a lightning strike, where she saw one man about to stab the other.]]

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* Occurs in the bonus case of ''PhoenixWrightAceAttorney''. [[spoiler: Phoenix's [[spoiler:Phoenix's current case revolves around a case two years prior that may have been subject to evidence tampering. The primary witness of the previous case recalls two men fighting during a blackout, but remembers one instant, during a lightning strike, where she saw one man about to stab the other.]]



* Not natural lightning, but in ''TheLostCrown'', crackling energies from a mystic energy rift provide a similar Reveal of [[spoiler: Ganwulf's skeleton in his sarcophagus]].

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* Not natural lightning, but in ''TheLostCrown'', crackling energies from a mystic energy rift provide a similar Reveal of [[spoiler: Ganwulf's [[spoiler:Ganwulf's skeleton in his sarcophagus]].



* {{Subverted|Trope}} in one scene from ''[[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Gary Larson's Tales from the Far Side.]]'' In a dark, candlelit room a woman walks up to a man with his arms out; they embrace and start slow waltzing to Patsy Cline's [[{{Foreshadowing}} "Crazy."]] As they spin throughout the room, lightning keeps flashing, revealing all sorts of [[PrimalFear large dangerous predators]] surrounding them ready to tear them to pieces... [[RecordNeedleScratch Suddenly the lights come on]] and policemen pour into the room [[spoiler: [[BaitAndSwitch whereupon they grab and handcuff the woman]] then pull her away from the man who is revealed to be frozen in the arms out position and standing on a little board with wheels. As the woman is led out of the building, [[TheReveal we see]] the sign [[TaxidermyIsCreepy 'Bob's]] [[TaxidermyTerror Taxidermy']] over the door.]]

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* {{Subverted|Trope}} in one scene from ''[[ComicStrip/TheFarSide Gary Larson's Tales from the Far Side.]]'' In a dark, candlelit room a woman walks up to a man with his arms out; they embrace and start slow waltzing to Patsy Cline's [[{{Foreshadowing}} "Crazy."]] As they spin throughout the room, lightning keeps flashing, revealing all sorts of [[PrimalFear large dangerous predators]] surrounding them ready to tear them to pieces... [[RecordNeedleScratch Suddenly the lights come on]] and policemen pour into the room [[spoiler: [[BaitAndSwitch [[spoiler:[[BaitAndSwitch whereupon they grab and handcuff the woman]] then pull her away from the man who is revealed to be frozen in the arms out position and standing on a little board with wheels. As the woman is led out of the building, [[TheReveal we see]] the sign [[TaxidermyIsCreepy 'Bob's]] [[TaxidermyTerror Taxidermy']] over the door.]]
16th May '17 1:36:34 AM PaulA
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* According to WilliamGoldman's book ''The Season,'' there was a Broadway play in 1967 called "A Day in the Death of Joe Egg." The show centers around the toll that taking care of a severely disabled daughter - a girl with cerebral palsy so bad she cannot even communicate - is taking on her parents. In one scene, the mother gives a despairing monologue, and at the end, there's a flash of lightning to show, just for an instant, [[spoiler: her daughter skipping rope like any normal child.]] (You can imagine it being both scary and [[TearJerker heartbreaking.]])

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* According to WilliamGoldman's Creator/WilliamGoldman's book ''The Season,'' Season'', there was a Broadway play in 1967 called "A ''A Day in the Death of Joe Egg." Egg''. The show centers around the toll that taking care of a severely disabled daughter - a girl with cerebral palsy so bad she cannot even communicate - is taking on her parents. In one scene, the mother gives a despairing monologue, and at the end, there's a flash of lightning to show, just for an instant, [[spoiler: her [[spoiler:her daughter skipping rope like any normal child.]] (You can imagine it being both scary and [[TearJerker heartbreaking.]])
16th Apr '17 2:55:53 PM nombretomado
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* In Lee Lightner's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} SpaceWolf novel ''Wolf' Honour'', when Ragnor and his company meet up with strange, wolf-like creatures, lightning flashes let them see the faces. (Much to Ragnor's horror. These creatures had [[DreamingOfThingsToCome haunted his dreams]].)

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* In Lee Lightner's TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}} SpaceWolf Literature/SpaceWolf novel ''Wolf' Honour'', when Ragnor and his company meet up with strange, wolf-like creatures, lightning flashes let them see the faces. (Much to Ragnor's horror. These creatures had [[DreamingOfThingsToCome haunted his dreams]].)
13th Apr '17 6:52:55 AM Bosco13
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* When Brad and Janet are on the castle's doorstep in ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'', a flash of lightning reveals a row of parked motorcycles. Implied to be the ones they saw emerge from a dead end a few minutes before.
4th Apr '17 12:50:53 PM eroock
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* Used in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' to show [[Creator/BrianBlessed Clayton]]'s [[spoiler:hanging corpse]], in the form of a ShadowDiscretionShot.

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* Used in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' to show [[Creator/BrianBlessed Clayton]]'s [[spoiler:hanging corpse]], [[spoiler:[[Creator/BrianBlessed Clayton]]]]'s hanging corpse, in the form of a ShadowDiscretionShot.ShadowDiscretionShot. After Tarzan and [[spoiler:Clayton]] fall down from great height, there's a lightning flash and the audience gets to see, rendered in shadow, that [[spoiler:Clayton]] accidentally [[NooseCatch hanged himself on the vines]].
31st Mar '17 7:03:38 PM HeraldAlberich
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* Happens during the climax of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' when Simba reveals himself to Scar before the final confrontation.
* Used in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' to show [[Creator/BrianBlessed Clayton]]'s [[spoiler:hanging corpse.]]

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* Happens during the climax of ''Disney/TheLionKing'' when Simba reveals himself to Scar before the final confrontation.
confrontation. In the brief glimpse he gets, Scar mistakes Simba for his father at first.
-->'''Scar:''' Mufasa? No! You're dead!
* Used in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' to show [[Creator/BrianBlessed Clayton]]'s [[spoiler:hanging corpse.]]corpse]], in the form of a ShadowDiscretionShot.
26th Mar '17 1:21:57 PM nombretomado
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* OdaNobunaga in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'''s anime adaptation is so evil that, wherever he goes, glowing red thunderstorms follow. Naturally, he gets an introduction through LightningReveal, accompanied by OminousLatinChanting.

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* OdaNobunaga UsefulNotes/OdaNobunaga in ''VideoGame/SengokuBasara'''s anime adaptation is so evil that, wherever he goes, glowing red thunderstorms follow. Naturally, he gets an introduction through LightningReveal, accompanied by OminousLatinChanting.
22nd Jan '17 11:39:40 PM JackG
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* ''WesternAnimation/BatmanUnderTheRedHood''. When the Red Hood does a DramaticUnmask, a flash of lighting appears to make him change from his current cocky self, [[spoiler:to the bruised and battered Jason we saw being murdered by the Joker at the start of the movie.]]
26th Dec '16 3:50:19 PM nombretomado
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* Used in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' to show [[BrianBlessed Clayton]]'s [[spoiler:hanging corpse.]]

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* Used in ''Disney/{{Tarzan}}'' to show [[BrianBlessed [[Creator/BrianBlessed Clayton]]'s [[spoiler:hanging corpse.]]
8th Dec '16 10:55:27 AM eroock
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* In ''WesternAnimation/KuboAndTheTwoStrings'', during the battle between the Sister and Monkey on the boat, the former has suddenly disappeared but a lightning reveals her shadow behind the sail.
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