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14th Feb '17 3:34:07 AM Chabal2
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* ''ComicBook/DeCapeEtDeCrocs'': The heroes sneak into a pirate ship, then panic at Eusebe lighting a candle. Fortunately, they were in the galley. Later inverted when Kader and Eusebe look for the galley and end up in the magazine, the resuling explosion taking out a fish so huge it could wear a ship as a hat.



* ''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'': The soldiers are exploring the catacombs of the keep, and Wazzer hears noises in the dark. Someone lights a match. They are surrounded by zombies. Subverted, though: [[spoiler:the zombies aren't after them, and they'd probably be safer down in the catacombs than in actual combat.]]

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* ''{{Literature/Discworld}}'':
** Dwarves had a special job to clear out pockets of flammable gas, where a miner called a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knocker_(folklore) knockerman]] would don many layers of protective clothing, a slingshot, a lamp, a ball of oil-soaked rags, and a cage of crickets, then head alone into the mine. When the crickets stopped chirping, the knockerman would back up, light the ball of rags and throw it forwards, either becoming a hero or dying as one. Due to the inherent nature of the sacrifice demanded, dwarf kings are usually taken from the knockermen's ranks, which is why there is considerable friction when an Ankh-Morpork dwarf discovers that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davy_lamp putting a metal mesh on the lamp causes the lamp to burn blue in the presence of minedamp without setting the rest on fire]].
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''Discworld/MonstrousRegiment'': The soldiers are exploring the catacombs of the keep, and Wazzer hears noises in the dark. Someone lights a match. They are surrounded by zombies. Subverted, though: [[spoiler:the zombies aren't after them, and they'd probably be safer down in the catacombs than in actual combat.]]


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* The ''Website/SCPFoundation'' has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-507 SCP-507]], a man who is randomly teleported to different dimensions. In one case he found himself in total darkness with the feeling that someone else was very close by... His request for a flashlight granted, he ended up back there and found himself eye-to-eye with a HumanoidAbomination when he turned on the light, and this time it asked "Back so soon?"
27th Sep '16 3:12:44 PM StFan
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* On ''Webcomic/GoneWithTheBlastwave'', two soldiers [[http://www.blastwave-comic.com/index.php?p=comic&nro=70 fall into a pit and ends up underground]]. The flamethrower guy lights up his flamer, revealing a wall full of giant, mutated arthropods. Thankfully, they seem to be scared of the light and scatter away.



-->'''Homer:''' (''sees skeleton'') Aah! (''drops match, light goes out'') That was a close one... (''lights another match, sees skeleton again'') Aah! (''drops match again'') That was a closer one! (''lights yet another match'') Aah! (''drops match yet again'') Oh, thank God I'm out of matches! Oh, no, here's another one...

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-->'''Homer:''' (''sees skeleton'') ''[sees skeleton]'' Aah! (''drops ''[drops match, light goes out'') out]'' That was a close one... (''lights ''[lights another match, sees skeleton again'') again]'' Aah! (''drops ''[drops match again'') again]'' That was a closer one! (''lights ''[lights yet another match'') match]'' Aah! (''drops ''[drops match yet again'') again]'' Oh, thank God I'm out of matches! Oh, no, here's another one...



* A variation occurs in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. In the episode "The Waterbending Scroll", Aang is seperated from Sokka by a huge cloud of smoke originating from smoke bombs used in a battle between pirates and firebenders. Aang, getting tired of the smoke, blows it away, hoping it allows Sokka to find him... only to find himself in the middle of a battle with no less than 7 weapons pointed at him. He promptly brings the smoke back.

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* A variation occurs in ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender''. In the episode "The Waterbending Scroll", Aang is seperated separated from Sokka by a huge cloud of smoke originating from smoke bombs used in a battle between pirates and firebenders. Aang, getting tired of the smoke, blows it away, hoping it allows Sokka to find him... only to find himself in the middle of a battle with no less than 7 seven weapons pointed at him. He promptly brings the smoke back.



'''Jonny:''' Wait a minute, I got a match. (''lights it'') It says E...X...P...L...O...Ex...Explosives!\\

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'''Jonny:''' Wait a minute, I got a match. (''lights it'') ''[lights it]'' It says E...X...P...L...O...Ex...Explosives!\\



'''Batman:''' ''(voice from the darkness)'' [[MookHorrorShow Who says I'm leaving?]]

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'''Batman:''' ''(voice ''[voice from the darkness)'' darkness]'' [[MookHorrorShow Who says I'm leaving?]]



'''Iago:''' Yeah, and there's a funny smell here, too. It kinda smells like...like... (''Genie lights a fire with his thumb and the room lights up revealing barrels around the gang'')...lamp oil.\\

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'''Iago:''' Yeah, and there's a funny smell here, too. It kinda smells like...like... (''Genie ''[Genie lights a fire with his thumb and the room lights up revealing barrels around the gang'')...gang]''... lamp oil.\\



'''Aladdin:''' Don't do that! (''shoves Genie's lit thumb into the blue guy's mouth'') One spark, and this place will blow like… like…\\

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'''Aladdin:''' Don't do that! (''shoves ''[shoves Genie's lit thumb into the blue guy's mouth'') mouth]'' One spark, and this place will blow like… like…\\like... like...\\
22nd Sep '16 12:47:14 AM AmayirotAkago
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* Used in ''{{VideoGame/Normality}}'': after getting knocked down a dark hole, Kent finds himself in a room full of crates marked "Crackers", [[GenreBlind which he believes to be]] a stash of the subversive band "Crackers & Asthma". One lit match later and he realizes his mistake before the whole place blows up in a massive fireball.

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* Used in ''{{VideoGame/Normality}}'': after getting knocked down a dark hole, Kent finds himself in a room full of crates marked "Crackers", [[GenreBlind which he believes to be]] a stash of the subversive band "Crackers & Asthma". One lit match later and he realizes his mistake they actually contained ''firecrackers'' before the whole place blows up in a massive fireball.
22nd Sep '16 12:46:36 AM AmayirotAkago
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* Used in ''{{VideoGame/Normality}}'': after getting knocked down a dark hole, Kent finds himself in a room full of crates marked "Crackers", [[GenreBlind which he believes to be]] a stash of the subversive band "Crackers & Asthma". One lit match later and he realizes his mistake before the whole place blows up in a massive fireball.
28th Jul '16 1:24:23 AM erforce
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* In the 1999 film ''Film/{{The Mummy|Trilogy}}'', as Rick (Creator/BrendanFraser) and Evy (Creator/RachelWeisz) escape the rapidly collapsing pyramid, they are forced to leave Rick's traitorous friend Beni behind, and the pyramid seals itself behind them. Beni retreats back into a massive room filled with treasure, with the only light source being his illuminated torch. Thousands of (flesh-consuming) scarabs stream into the room around him, and the light slowly goes out on the torch as they get closer, and... you know the rest.

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* In the 1999 film ''Film/{{The Mummy|Trilogy}}'', Mummy|1999}}'', as Rick (Creator/BrendanFraser) and Evy (Creator/RachelWeisz) escape the rapidly collapsing pyramid, they are forced to leave Rick's traitorous friend Beni behind, and the pyramid seals itself behind them. Beni retreats back into a massive room filled with treasure, with the only light source being his illuminated torch. Thousands of (flesh-consuming) scarabs stream into the room around him, and the light slowly goes out on the torch as they get closer, and... you know the rest.
26th Jun '16 1:40:11 AM Chabal2
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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/DeCapeEtDeCrocs''. The heroes go to a dark room they assume to be the explosive storage room. Eusebio lit a candle and reveals they are in the food storage room.

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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/DeCapeEtDeCrocs''. The heroes go to a dark room they assume to be the explosive storage room. ship's magazine. To everyone's horror, Eusebio lit lights a candle and reveals they are candle, revealing they're in the food storage room.ship's larder. A later scene plays it straight via inversion (they thought they were in the larder, it turned out to be the magazine).
2nd Apr '16 8:35:05 AM StFan
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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/DeCapeEtDeCrocs''. The heroes went to a dark room they assumed to be the exposive storage room. Eusebio lit a candle and revealed they were in the food storage room.

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* Subverted in ''ComicBook/DeCapeEtDeCrocs''. The heroes went go to a dark room they assumed assume to be the exposive explosive storage room. Eusebio lit a candle and revealed reveals they were are in the food storage room.



* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke: Go West!'' features villains Crook and Bartleby, after a ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes moment in an abandoned mine, lighting a match only to find themselves next to a ''mountain'' of dynamite boxes. However, the match isn't the biggest problem... more pressing is the fact that [[DogsAreDumb Rantanplan]] was chasing them with a lit stick of dynamite, [[GoFetch which he let go at their feet]].

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* ''ComicBook/LuckyLuke: Go West!'' features villains Crook and Bartleby, after a ByTheLightsOfTheirEyes moment in an abandoned mine, lighting a match only to find themselves next to a ''mountain'' of dynamite boxes. However, the match isn't the biggest problem... more pressing is the fact that [[DogsAreDumb Rantanplan]] was chasing after them with a lit stick of dynamite, [[GoFetch which he let lets go at their feet]].



* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'': Raoul and the Persian escape from the Phantom's DeathTrap and find themselves in a pitch black cellar full of barrels. The Persian lights his lantern so they can open up a barrel and examine the contents... which turn out to be gunpowder. The Persian quickly throws his lantern away.

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* ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'': ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'': Raoul and the Persian escape from the Phantom's DeathTrap and find themselves in a pitch black cellar full of barrels. The Persian lights his lantern so they can open up a barrel and examine the contents... which turn out to be gunpowder. The Persian quickly throws his lantern away.



* Subverted in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan "Daleks in Manhattan"]], when the ColdOpen involves a man being lured into the prop room backstage at a Broadway theater by suspicious sounds. He lights a match, which reveals a face leering at him, belonging to a dummy of a pirate. He breathes a sigh of relief, puts out the match, and then is ambushed by a PigMan.

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* Subverted in the ''Series/DoctorWho'' episode [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan "Daleks "[[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E4DaleksInManhattan Daleks in Manhattan"]], Manhattan]]", when the ColdOpen involves a man being lured into the prop room backstage at a Broadway theater by suspicious sounds. He lights a match, which reveals a face leering at him, belonging to a dummy of a pirate. He breathes a sigh of relief, puts out the match, and then is ambushed by a PigMan.



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* Once read on a mine exploration forum:
-->If you can light a cig it's fine.\\
If you struggle to light a cig it's poor.\\
If you can't keep a cig lit it's bad.\\
If you can light a cig AND everyone else around you, along with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firedamp the entire mine]], then it is bad too.
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* Once read on a mine exploration forum:
-->''If you can light a cig it's fine.\\
If you struggle to light a cig it's poor.\\
If you can't keep a cig lit it's bad.\\
If you can light a cig AND everyone else around you, along with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firedamp the entire mine]], then it is bad too.''



* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Not a match in episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters "Boast Busters"]], but otherwise played very straight: While they are in the cave of the Ursa Major, Snips complains about the darkness and Snails uses magic to create a light at the tip of his unicorn horn. And thus the two foals discover that they are just under the nose of the giant ursine monster.

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* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'': Not a match in episode [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters "Boast Busters"]], "[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS1E6BoastBusters Boast Busters]]", but otherwise played very straight: While they are in the cave of the Ursa Major, Snips complains about the darkness and Snails uses magic to create a light at the tip of his unicorn horn. And thus the two foals discover that they are just right under the nose of the giant ursine monster.



-->'''Genie''': Sure is dark in here.\\
'''Iago''': Yeah, and there's a funny smell here, too. It kinda smells like...like... (''Genie lights a fire with his thumb and the room lights up revealing barrels around the gang'')...lamp oil.\\
'''All''': [[OhCrap LAMP OIL?!]]\\
'''Aladdin''': Don't do that! (''shoves Genie's lit thumb into the blue guy's mouth'') One spark, and this place will blow like… like…\\
'''Iago''': Like it's ''full of barrels of LAMP OIL!!''\\
'''Genie''': Sorry...

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-->'''Genie''': -->'''Genie:''' Sure is dark in here.\\
'''Iago''': '''Iago:''' Yeah, and there's a funny smell here, too. It kinda smells like...like... (''Genie lights a fire with his thumb and the room lights up revealing barrels around the gang'')...lamp oil.\\
'''All''': '''All:''' [[OhCrap LAMP OIL?!]]\\
'''Aladdin''': '''Aladdin:''' Don't do that! (''shoves Genie's lit thumb into the blue guy's mouth'') One spark, and this place will blow like… like…\\
'''Iago''': '''Iago:''' Like it's ''full of barrels of LAMP OIL!!''\\
'''Genie''': '''Genie:''' Sorry...



1st Feb '16 6:15:00 AM ngh93
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* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode "Vapor Chase". Aladdin, Jasmine and the gang have to stop a fire powered ''[[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Chernabog]]-like monster called "the Sootanai" from burning Agrabah down. As the gang try to hide inside a dark storage area...

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* A variation occurs in the ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode "Vapor Chase". Aladdin, Jasmine and the gang have to stop a fire powered ''[[Disney/{{Fantasia}} Chernabog]]-like monster called "the Sootanai" from burning Agrabah down. As the gang try to hide inside a dark storage area...
31st Jan '16 4:15:43 PM ngh93
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'''Aladdin''': (''shoves Genie's elbow up leaving his lit thumb inside his mouth'') Don't do that! One spark, and this place will blow like… like…\\

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'''Aladdin''': Don't do that! (''shoves Genie's elbow up leaving his lit thumb inside his into the blue guy's mouth'') Don't do that! One spark, and this place will blow like… like…\\
31st Jan '16 3:37:08 PM ngh93
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'''Aladdin''': (''shoves Genie's elbow up so that his lit thumb was inside his mouth'') Don't do that! One spark, and this place will blow like… like…\\

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'''Aladdin''': (''shoves Genie's elbow up so that leaving his lit thumb was inside his mouth'') Don't do that! One spark, and this place will blow like… like…\\
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