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23rd Jul '17 2:27:38 AM DoctorNemesis
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* A rare live-action example occurs in the final episode of the first season of ''Series/FoylesWar''. During a German air raid on a British airfield, Foyle and his fighter-pilot son run to the nearest dugout that looks like shelter. In the darkness, Foyle's son flicks on his lighter, revealing that they are surrounded by barrels, having sought shelter in the airfield's fuel dump. Naturally, Foyle recommends that his son put the lighter out.

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* A rare live-action example occurs in the final episode of the first season of ''Series/FoylesWar''. During a German air raid on a British airfield, Foyle and his fighter-pilot son run to the nearest dugout that looks like shelter. In the darkness, Foyle's son flicks on his lighter, revealing that they are surrounded by barrels, having unwittingly sought shelter in the airfield's fuel dump. Naturally, Foyle recommends that his son put the lighter out.
14th Jun '17 3:21:29 PM MrKingXemnas
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* In ''Film/LooneyTunesBackInAction'', Yosemite Sam is vanquished when the heroes knock him into the gunpowder room of his own casino and he performs this trope.
1st Jun '17 7:51:08 PM Jacob175
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* A rare live-action example occurs in the final episode of the first season of ''Series/FoylesWar''. During a German air raid on a British airfield, Foyle and his fighter-pilot son run to the nearest dugout that looks like shelter. In the darkness, Foyle's son flicks on his lighter, revealling that they are surrounded by barrels, having sought shelter in the airfield's fuel dump. Naturally, Foyle recommends that his son put the lighter out.

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* A rare live-action example occurs in the final episode of the first season of ''Series/FoylesWar''. During a German air raid on a British airfield, Foyle and his fighter-pilot son run to the nearest dugout that looks like shelter. In the darkness, Foyle's son flicks on his lighter, revealling revealing that they are surrounded by barrels, having sought shelter in the airfield's fuel dump. Naturally, Foyle recommends that his son put the lighter out.


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* During a camping PSA of ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', Sarge and Caboose (as rendered in ''VideoGame/{{Minecraft}}'') attempt to use a cave as shelter and light a torch to see. Upon seeing the various squid surrounding them, Sarge tells Caboose to put the torch out.
23rd Mar '17 2:19:54 PM TonyG
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* Used in the ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' short ''WesternAnimation/AGrandDayOut''.

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* Used in the ''Franchise/WallaceAndGromit'' short ''WesternAnimation/AGrandDayOut''.''WesternAnimation/AGrandDayOut'', with [[spoiler:the robot inside the rocket's fuel tank]].


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* ''Film/SpaceJam'': WesternAnimation/BugsBunny and WesternAnimation/DaffyDuck are digging their way to Michael Jordan's home to get his lucky shorts. Daffy decides to take a shortcut and surfaces inside a doghouse. He lights a match and finds himself facing Michael's bulldog, then lets out a feeble [[IWantMyMommy "Mother"]].
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).
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