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1st Aug '17 2:39:50 PM darkemyst
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* ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'': Werewolves transform and loose their sanity during the full moon, though it appears to last for at least three nights for some of them. Menulis discovers that he still looses his mind during the full moon even if he takes a potion to turn himself human, it just means that on top of having little control of himself he no longer has the strength and healing benefits of being a werewolf until the potion wears off.
18th Jul '17 7:21:10 AM BeerBaron
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* In ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series, this is actually averted for [[OurWerebeastsAreDifferent were-creatures]]. While many in-universe believe the disease has connections to Nirn's [[AlienSky twin moons]], this is not the case. Depending on the exact form of lycanthropy present in the infected, they may [[InvoluntaryTransformation transform nightly, monthly]], or [[SuperMode voluntarily at any time]].
2nd Jul '17 6:37:11 AM Andyroid
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** Literature/{{Discworld}} subverts the "full moon = magic" cliché: the effect of the full moon on werewolves is mentioned but rarely has much impact (though there is the humorous consequence of werewolves suffering from their 'time of the month' - PLT, Pre-Lunar Tension). Instead, on Discworld the most magical phase is a half moon, because it's [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil on the edge between light and darkness]].

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** Literature/{{Discworld}} subverts the "full moon = magic" cliché: the effect of the full moon on werewolves is mentioned but rarely has much impact (though there is the humorous consequence of werewolves suffering from their 'time of the month' - PLT, Pre-Lunar Tension). Instead, on Discworld the most magical phase is a half moon, because it's it represents LiminalTime and [[BalanceBetweenGoodAndEvil on the edge between light and darkness]].



* Nighttime scenes in every episode of ''WesternAnimation/OverTheGardenWall'' feature a half-moon hanging in the sky, [[RuleOfSymbolism to symbolize how the Unknown is a place "in-between"]].



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1st May '17 4:42:39 PM eroock
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* ''Webcomic/SoulSymphony'': The moon in Olivia's Soul World, where it is always night time, is the source of all energy and life. Supplies strange powers and mutations for Olivia's sidekick.
30th Apr '17 1:38:34 PM eroock
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* ''Literature/NightmareHall'': The killer in ''Dark Moon'' believes they gained special powers from the moon.
22nd Apr '17 4:43:06 PM nombretomado
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* In ''SuikodenII'', one of the 27 True Runes is the Moon Rune, which [[ImmortalityInducer grants its wielder]] {{Immortality}}, at the cost of [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampirism, of course.]] The original possessor of the Rune, [[MysteriousWaif Sierra Mikain,]] is said to be the oldest Vampire in existence. Scratch that, she IS the original vampire.

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* In ''SuikodenII'', ''VideoGame/SuikodenII'', one of the 27 True Runes is the Moon Rune, which [[ImmortalityInducer grants its wielder]] {{Immortality}}, at the cost of [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampirism, of course.]] The original possessor of the Rune, [[MysteriousWaif Sierra Mikain,]] is said to be the oldest Vampire in existence. Scratch that, she IS the original vampire.
14th Apr '17 3:06:50 PM eroock
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* Inverted with [[ComicBook/TheIncredibleHulk the Grey Hulk]], the first one, when Banner turned into the Hulk at night and became human in the day. Peter David took it as a new character, different to the regular green Hulk, and explained: the great enemy of the grey Hulk was the Sun, which turned him into Banner. As for the moon, it reflects a portion of sunlight, not enough to turn him into Banner, but to allow him to influence the Hulk. So, when the moon is full, he will be happy and cheerful. It is when the lunar phase is at new moon that the evil Grey Hulk is at his prime.
14th Apr '17 2:49:13 PM eroock
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* The moon in ''Videogame/TheLegendOfZeldaTheWindWaker'', for some reason, has an influence on the whereabouts of the GhostShip. There is even a map illustrating the islands the ship visits according to the lunar phase.
7th Apr '17 6:13:20 PM eroock
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* Downplayed during one episode of ''Series/{{Chef}}''. A wedding is set to occur on a full moon. Savannah predicts that the romantic atmosphere will [[CleaningUpRomanticLooseEnds clean up all the romantic loose ends]]. Ironically, everyone but her gets their wish.



** ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has important storyline events occur during a full moon, including a general rise in Shadow activity and, as a result, increases in the number of cases of Apathy Syndrome, which is caused by Shadow attacks.

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** * In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' has important storyline events occur 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, including a general rise in Shadow activity and, as a result, increases in 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 number 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 cases of Apathy Syndrome, which is caused by Shadow attacks.phases but also using real lunar phase data from 2009 and 2010, the years that the game takes place.



** One Sub App in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' lets you speak to demons during the Full Moon (something otherwise impossible). Because they're drunk on the moonlight, they don't really know what they're saying, and will ask bizarre questions. You have a 50/50 chance of impressing them or pissing them off; impressing them can earn you rewards up to and including instantly recruiting them - this is one of the only two ways to recruit Dark demons without having to fuse them (The other being them joining on their own accord with yet another Sub App).

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** One Sub App in ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'', called "Lunatic", lets you speak to demons during the Full Moon (something otherwise impossible). Because they're drunk on the moonlight, they don't really know what they're saying, and will ask bizarre questions. You have a 50/50 chance of impressing them or pissing them off; impressing them can earn you rewards up to and including instantly recruiting them - this is one of the only two ways to recruit Dark demons without having to fuse them (The other being them joining on their own accord with yet another Sub App).
26th Mar '17 8:37:27 PM M84
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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 BeamOfWar 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 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 BeamOfWar BeamOWar with him.
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