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13th May '18 12:08:39 PM kazokuhouou
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* Unlike the Power Stars of most ''Mario'' games, ''VideoGame/SuperMarioOdyssey'' has Mario collect Power Moons to power the Odyssey and enable him to travel further distances including to the Moon itself. [[spoiler:The Mushroom Kingdom still has Stars, but they're referred to as Moons as well.]]
24th Mar '18 3:10:01 PM amethystcat
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' gives similar treatment to Luna, specifically how her chosen, the Lunar Exalted, regard her. Like all Exalted, Lunars accrue [[LimitBreak Limit]] if they go against their guiding Virtues; however, they ''also'' gain Limit whenever the full moon's in the sky. Instead of realizing there may be some external reason for their [[HeroicBSOD occasional crazy rampages]], they just ascribe it to Luna being chaotic like that.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' gives similar treatment to Luna, specifically how her chosen, the Lunar Exalted, regard her. Like all Exalted, Lunars accrue [[LimitBreak [[SanitySlippage Limit]] if they go against their guiding Virtues; however, they ''also'' gain Limit whenever the full moon's in the sky. Instead of realizing there may be some external reason for their [[HeroicBSOD occasional crazy rampages]], they just ascribe it to Luna being chaotic like that.
26th Jan '18 3:40:24 AM jormis29
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* In the C.J. Henderson novel ''All Things Under the Moon'', the villain explains that the moon doesn't trigger his transformations: "The moon does not make me into a monster. I did that to myself - a long time ago. The moon only makes the monster kill."

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* In the C.J. Henderson novel ''All ''[[Literature/TeddyLondon All Things Under the Moon'', Moon]]'', the villain explains that the moon doesn't trigger his transformations: "The moon does not make me into a monster. I did that to myself - a long time ago. The moon only makes the monster kill."
22nd Jan '18 12:52:40 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The waxing and waning of the moon is a key gameplay feature in every ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' game.
** The fuller the moon is, the more damage your attacks do, the more likely an accident is to occur during fusion, and the crazier the monsters act. During a full moon they're practically drunk off those moonbeams, which makes for entertaining conversation. There are also some abilities that are more or less effective depending on the phase of the moon. It also tends to cycle every couple of minutes rather than twenty nine days, simply to make it viable. Certain games have their own quirks:
* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', the moon's phases have a stronger effect on the world (and gameplay) of ''Persona 3'' than in other Megaten games: during a Full Moon, Nyx's influence is so great it causes greater Shadows to manifest outside Tartarus, leading to special "extermination" missions (read: plot bosses) once every month. Full and New Moons also have an effect on the protagonist's psyche by affecting the Persona fusion processes. On the other hand, the game plays moon phases more realistically, not only taking roughly an entire in-game month for the moon to complete its cycle of phases but also using real lunar phase data from 2009 and 2010, the years that the game takes place.

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* The waxing and waning of the moon is a key gameplay feature in every ''Franchise/ShinMegamiTensei'' game.
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game. In general, the fuller the moon is, the more damage your attacks do, the more likely an accident is to occur during fusion, and the crazier the monsters act. During a full moon they're practically drunk off those moonbeams, which makes for entertaining conversation. There are also some abilities that are more or less effective depending on the phase of the moon. It also tends to cycle For pragmatic gameplay reasons, the moon cycles every couple of minutes rather than twenty nine days, simply to make it viable.days. Certain games have their own quirks:
* ** In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''VideoGame/Persona3'', the moon's phases have a stronger effect on the world (and gameplay) of ''Persona 3'' than in other Megaten games: during a Full Moon, Nyx's influence is so great it causes greater Shadows to manifest outside Tartarus, leading to special "extermination" missions (read: plot bosses) once every month. Full and New Moons also have an effect on the protagonist's psyche by affecting the Persona fusion processes. On the other hand, the game plays moon phases more realistically, not only taking roughly an entire in-game month for the moon to complete its cycle of phases but also using real lunar phase data from 2009 and 2010, the years that the game takes place.
12th Jan '18 7:06:30 AM Rytex
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* On 27th October 2004, there was a total lunar eclipse that most of the United States were able to see in some way. That night, [[UsefulNotes/MajorLeagueBaseball the Boston Red Sox defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0]] to complete a four-game sweep and win their first World Series since 1918, leading to mass celebrations in Boston.
26th Dec '17 7:33:14 PM nombretomado
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* In ''FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', the phase of the moon affects the strength of various commands. For instance, when the moon is full, Physical attacks are weakened, while BlackMagic is stronger and WhiteMagic is unchanged.

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* In ''FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIVTheAfterYears'', the phase of the moon affects the strength of various commands. For instance, when the moon is full, Physical attacks are weakened, while BlackMagic is stronger and WhiteMagic is unchanged.
25th Dec '17 11:59:21 PM ryanson209
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* Saiyans with tails on turn into giant monkeys by seeing the moon in ''Franchise/DragonBall''. In one of the few times that the author tries to rationalize anything in this manga, Vegeta explains that Saiyans absorb the special frequency of light caused by the full moon and a certain gland in their tails prompts their transformation. This also means that anything that can generate that same light can trigger the transformation. Gohan's transformation was triggered a second time (after Piccolo destroyed the moon to stop his first transformation) by Goku's original pod projecting an image of a full moon into the sky. Goku's father Bardock also figured out how to create a Power Ball that could simulate full moonlight, which Vegeta used against Goku in their first battle after losing a BeamOWar with him.

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* Saiyans with tails on turn into giant monkeys by seeing the moon in ''Franchise/DragonBall''. In one of the few times that the author tries to rationalize anything in this manga, Vegeta explains that Saiyans absorb the special frequency of light caused by the full moon and a certain gland in their tails prompts their transformation. This also means that anything that can generate that same light can trigger the transformation. Gohan's transformation was triggered a second time (after Piccolo destroyed the moon to stop his first transformation) by Goku's original pod projecting an image of a full moon into the sky. Goku's father Bardock also Saiyans figured out how to create a Power Ball that could simulate full moonlight, which Vegeta used against Goku in their first battle after losing a BeamOWar with him.
22nd Dec '17 11:25:54 AM ghmorello
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Wanda talks about the full moon with the Straw Hats and how they're fortunate that the moon is covered by clouds during that night. [[spoiler:The Mink Tribe gains a power up when they stare at a full moon, which causes them to transform into a form known as Ceylon, making them ''much'' more powerful and faster. When Carrot demonstrated her Ceylon form in chapter 888, she also gained very long MysticalWhiteHair.]]

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Wanda talks about the full moon with the Straw Hats and how they're fortunate that the moon is covered by clouds during that night. [[spoiler:The Mink Tribe gains a power up when they stare at a full moon, which causes them to transform into a form known as Ceylon, making them ''much'' more powerful and faster. When Carrot demonstrated her Ceylon form in chapter 888, she also gained very long MysticalWhiteHair. While the Ceylon form can make a Mink stronger, it can quickly drain their stamina and possibly make them die of exhaustion. However, Minks can revert back to normal by not looking at moonlight.]]
12th Dec '17 2:04:30 PM xcountryguy
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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', power of vampires is dependent on the phase of the moon. On full moon, even [[spoiler: regenerating from one's ankles up]] is possible. The reason for this is [[spoiler:all vampires are descended from what is essentially the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the moon: Crimson Moon Brunestud.]]

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* In ''VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}}'', power of vampires is dependent on the phase of the moon. On full moon, even [[spoiler: regenerating [[spoiler:regenerating from one's ankles up]] is possible. The reason for this is [[spoiler:all vampires are descended from what is essentially the AnthropomorphicPersonification of the moon: Crimson Moon Brunestud.]]



* In ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', Syaoran develops a crush on Yukito, because Yukito is really [[spoiler: Yue]], and thus has a lot of moon-energy, and Syaoran draws energy from the moon himself. ([[FridgeLogic Strangely]], Kaho is another moon-energy-manipulator, and yet Syaoran doesn't develop any sort of attraction to her. In fact, he's afraid and suspicious of her.)

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* In ''Manga/CardcaptorSakura'', Syaoran develops a crush on Yukito, because Yukito is really [[spoiler: Yue]], [[spoiler:Yue]], and thus has a lot of moon-energy, and Syaoran draws energy from the moon himself. ([[FridgeLogic Strangely]], Kaho is another moon-energy-manipulator, and yet Syaoran doesn't develop any sort of attraction to her. In fact, he's afraid and suspicious of her.)



* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Wanda talks about the full moon with the Straw Hats and how they're fortunate that the moon is covered by clouds during that night. [[spoiler: The Mink Tribe gains a power up when they stare at a full moon, which causes them to transform into a form known as Ceylon, making them ''much'' more powerful and faster. When Carrot demonstrated her Ceylon form in chapter 888, she also gained very long MysticalWhiteHair.]]

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Wanda talks about the full moon with the Straw Hats and how they're fortunate that the moon is covered by clouds during that night. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Mink Tribe gains a power up when they stare at a full moon, which causes them to transform into a form known as Ceylon, making them ''much'' more powerful and faster. When Carrot demonstrated her Ceylon form in chapter 888, she also gained very long MysticalWhiteHair.]]



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* In ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce,'' Zen-Aku is like Inuyasha - on the night of the new moon, he loses his powers [[spoiler: and becomes his human self again]]. However, he gets full moon power Inuyasha doesn't get. Basically, his power waxes and wanes with the moon's phases as a rule. (This also accounts for the traditional StrongAsTheyNeedToBe factor the show has. Invincible in his first and last battles; whenever one Ranger is a match for him, it must not be near full moon time!)

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* In ''Series/PowerRangersWildForce,'' Zen-Aku is like Inuyasha - on the night of the new moon, he loses his powers [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and becomes his human self again]]. However, he gets full moon power Inuyasha doesn't get. Basically, his power waxes and wanes with the moon's phases as a rule. (This also accounts for the traditional StrongAsTheyNeedToBe factor the show has. Invincible in his first and last battles; whenever one Ranger is a match for him, it must not be near full moon time!)



* A rather famous song by the Spanish group Music/{{Mecano}}, "Hijo de la Luna" (Son of the Moon in Spanish) tells the story of a gypsy girl who in exchange for her first-born son, the moon will grant her a husband. [[spoiler: When the son is born, he is an albino kid: the husband confronts his wife about it and kills her in the process, abandoning the child in the mountains.]] The audience is told that that the moon is full when the child is in a good mood, and wanes to make him a cradle if he cries.

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* A rather famous song by the Spanish group Music/{{Mecano}}, "Hijo de la Luna" (Son of the Moon in Spanish) tells the story of a gypsy girl who in exchange for her first-born son, the moon will grant her a husband. [[spoiler: When [[spoiler:When the son is born, he is an albino kid: the husband confronts his wife about it and kills her in the process, abandoning the child in the mountains.]] The audience is told that that the moon is full when the child is in a good mood, and wanes to make him a cradle if he cries.



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* In ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', Harle, the harlequin minion of villain Lynx, is revealed late in the game to be [[spoiler: the Dark Moon Dragon, created by the other six Dragons to be a servant of the Dragon God. She was created secretly so that she could release the seal on the other six Dragons and they would be able to merge once more into the Dragon God and unleash havoc on humans once again. She is eventually abandoned by them, as she did not merge with the other dragons]]. She's even named Tsukuyomi in the Japanese version, after the Japanese moon god. Her special attacks are all moon-based.

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* In ''VideoGame/ChronoCross'', Harle, the harlequin minion of villain Lynx, is revealed late in the game to be [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the Dark Moon Dragon, created by the other six Dragons to be a servant of the Dragon God. She was created secretly so that she could release the seal on the other six Dragons and they would be able to merge once more into the Dragon God and unleash havoc on humans once again. She is eventually abandoned by them, as she did not merge with the other dragons]]. She's even named Tsukuyomi in the Japanese version, after the Japanese moon god. Her special attacks are all moon-based.



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11th Dec '17 6:36:41 AM totoofze47
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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Wanda talks about the full moon with the Straw Hats and how they're fortunate that the moon is covered by clouds during that night. [[spoiler: The Mink Tribe gains a power up and mature into an adult with a full moon transformation known as Suron as Carrot becomes an adult and gains strength when she stared at a full moon.]]

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* In ''Manga/OnePiece'', Wanda talks about the full moon with the Straw Hats and how they're fortunate that the moon is covered by clouds during that night. [[spoiler: The Mink Tribe gains a power up and mature into an adult with a full moon transformation known as Suron as Carrot becomes an adult and gains strength when she stared they stare at a full moon.moon, which causes them to transform into a form known as Ceylon, making them ''much'' more powerful and faster. When Carrot demonstrated her Ceylon form in chapter 888, she also gained very long MysticalWhiteHair.]]
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