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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…\\
31st Jan '16 3:23:46 PM 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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* ''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' *''WesternAnimation/AladdinTheSeries'' episode "Vapor Chase". Aladdin, Jasmine and the gang have to stop a fire powered [[Disney/{Fantasia}} ''[[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 3:22:07 PM 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...
-->'''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''': (''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…\\
'''Iago''': Like it's ''full of barrels of LAMP OIL!!''\\
'''Genie''': Sorry...
13th Dec '15 4:39:46 PM ANTMuddle
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A trope commonly found in animation; two or more characters, usually hiding from something, have found themselves in an entirely pitch-black environment. One of them remarks on or complains about how dark it is. The other strikes a match -- but the sudden burst of light reveals that the characters are, in fact, standing in the middle of an amazingly dangerous environment, be it a room filled with monsters (who have, up until this point, been remarkably quiet) or -- to give the danger an added boost of irony -- a room packed with an unimaginably large store of explosives (especially if the "match" turns out to be a DynamiteCandle). ThisIsGonnaSuck.

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A trope commonly found in animation; two or more characters, usually hiding from something, have found themselves in an entirely pitch-black environment. One of them remarks on or complains about how dark it is. The other strikes a match -- but the sudden burst of light reveals that the characters are, in fact, standing in the middle of an amazingly dangerous environment, be it a room filled with monsters (who have, up until this point, been remarkably quiet) or -- to give the danger an added boost of irony -- a room packed with an unimaginably large store of explosives (especially if the "match" turns out to be a DynamiteCandle). ThisIsGonnaSuck.\n [[ThisIsGonnaSuck Guess what]] [[OhCrap happens next?]]
6th Jan '15 2:01:50 PM nombretomado
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* In the 1999 film ''Film/{{The Mummy|Trilogy}}'', as Rick (Creator/BrendanFraser) and Evy (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}}'', as Rick (Creator/BrendanFraser) and Evy (RachelWeisz) (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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