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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.
9th Oct '16 5:33:16 PM eroock
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* In the final moments of ''Film/TenCloverfieldLane'', when Michelle begins to drive towards Houston, a lightning flash reveals another, larger alien craft, patrolling the farmland near the road.
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