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13th Aug '16 11:56:33 AM nombretomado
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* In ''DGrayMan'', "Old Man of the Soil and a Lonely Night's Aria", a spotlight of moonlight shines down on Guzol and Lala in their underground hideout at the moment that the Exorcists find them.

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* In ''DGrayMan'', ''Manga/DGrayMan'', "Old Man of the Soil and a Lonely Night's Aria", a spotlight of moonlight shines down on Guzol and Lala in their underground hideout at the moment that the Exorcists find them.
29th Jun '16 2:38:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the most recent book of the ''WheelOfTime'' series, main character Rand gets one of these shining on him during a key character moment. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the fact that his ta'veren nature warps probability (ItsComplicated) and the combination of his being a FisherKing and slowly growing more and more insane has resulted in a continent-wide pattern of overcast weather that only starts to break when he begins to get his screwed-up little head back together.
* ''DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'':

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* In the most recent book of the ''WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/WheelOfTime'' series, main character Rand gets one of these shining on him during a key character moment. Possibly [[JustifiedTrope justified]] by the fact that his ta'veren nature warps probability (ItsComplicated) and the combination of his being a FisherKing and slowly growing more and more insane has resulted in a continent-wide pattern of overcast weather that only starts to break when he begins to get his screwed-up little head back together.
* ''DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'':''Literature/DirkGentlysHolisticDetectiveAgency'':
19th Apr '16 1:42:02 AM erforce
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Note this can only be when it's used as a substitute for a spotlight. If sunlight is actually used in the story to highlight something, like killing {{Dracula}} or [[Franchise/IndianaJones finding the location of the Ark of the Covenant]], it's not this trope.

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Note this can only be when it's used as a substitute for a spotlight. If sunlight is actually used in the story to highlight something, like killing {{Dracula}} or [[Franchise/IndianaJones [[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk finding the location of the Ark of the Covenant]], it's not this trope.
27th Feb '16 8:36:18 PM Knight20
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23rd Jan '15 11:19:48 AM TheUnsquished
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* ''TowerOfGod'': Rachel, after she broke through the ceiling of Baam's cave, was fully lighted from the hole she just made, standing on a pile of rubble.


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* ''Webcomic/TowerOfGod'': Rachel, after she broke through the ceiling of Baam's cave, was fully lighted from the hole she just made, standing on a pile of rubble.
27th Oct '14 7:00:30 AM Morgenthaler
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* During the song "Hellfire" in ''Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame'', this happens with moonlight through windows a couple of times.



* In ''{{Smallville}}'', Clark gets one during his battle against [[EvilTwin Bizarro]].

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* In ''{{Smallville}}'', ''Series/{{Smallville}}'', Clark gets one during his battle against [[EvilTwin Bizarro]].



* In ''MetroidPrime'' there are a few places where Chozo Statues are resting, the ceiling is cracked and sunlight gets through. (And yet on the "Overworld", it's constantly raining.) The sunlight may not be directly on the statue, but it's close enough to give that entire room that effect.

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* In ''MetroidPrime'' ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'' there are a few places where Chozo Statues are resting, the ceiling is cracked and sunlight gets through. (And yet on the "Overworld", it's constantly raining.) The sunlight may not be directly on the statue, but it's close enough to give that entire room that effect.



* Used both straight and parodied in ''TheSimpsons''.
* This occurs in the BugsBunny short ''What's Opera, Doc?''. After Elmer Fudd's character discovers that "Brunnhilda" is actually Bugs, he summons lightning bolts to "Kill the wabbit!". When Elmer goes to see what happened to Bugs, the area is dark and a shaft of sunlight shines down to reveal Bugs' lifeless body.
* During the song "Hellfire" in Disney's Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame, this happens with moonlight through windows a couple of times.

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* Used both straight and parodied in ''TheSimpsons''.
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* This occurs in the BugsBunny ''WesternAnimation/BugsBunny'' short ''What's Opera, Doc?''. After Elmer Fudd's character discovers that "Brunnhilda" is actually Bugs, he summons lightning bolts to "Kill the wabbit!". When Elmer goes to see what happened to Bugs, the area is dark and a shaft of sunlight shines down to reveal Bugs' lifeless body.
* During the song "Hellfire" in Disney's Disney/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame, this happens with moonlight through windows a couple of times.
27th Oct '14 6:58:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* Lampshaded in ''TheBluesBrothers''. "Do you see the light?" It's even justified here: the Sun is breaking through some clouds and then coming in through a small window; Joliet Jake is (by coincidence? divine intervention?) located in just the right spot for it to fall on him.
* A few scenes in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', like Balin's tomb. Balin's tomb was described like this even in the original novel, explained by ingenious light channels carved by the dwarves in the mountainside. On the other hand, the one lighting Gollum's cave in the prologue comes off as highly improbable, considering its depth and the fact that Gollum can't stand daylight.
* In ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' movies, Morticia's face always has a light on it. It is rather obvious and jarring.
* Another lit face is Anya's, in the ''{{Anastasia}}'' movie. The eyes are the ones in focus, which makes one wonder whether or not she notices; most people would certainly be blinded by such thing.
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', Mal's speech to his crew before the final action sequence is lit with copious amounts of light directed at him by overhead windows. In the commentary, Joss notes that on the one hand, this is [[HandWave vaguely believable]], but still exists [[RuleOfCool solely because it was awesome]].

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* Lampshaded in ''TheBluesBrothers''. "Do you see the light?" It's even justified here: the Sun is breaking through some clouds and then coming in through a small window; Joliet Jake is (by coincidence? divine intervention?) located in just the right spot for it to fall on him.
* A few scenes in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', like Balin's tomb. Balin's tomb was described like this even in the original novel, explained by ingenious light channels carved by the dwarves in the mountainside. On the other hand, the one lighting Gollum's cave in the prologue comes off as highly improbable, considering its depth and the fact that Gollum can't stand daylight.
* In ''Series/TheAddamsFamily'' movies, Morticia's face always has a light on it. It is rather obvious and jarring.
* Another lit face is Anya's, in the ''{{Anastasia}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' movie. The eyes are the ones in focus, which makes one wonder whether or not she notices; most people would certainly be blinded by such thing.
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', Mal's speech to his crew before the final action sequence is lit with copious amounts of light directed at him by overhead windows. In the commentary, Joss notes that on the one hand, this is [[HandWave vaguely believable]], but still exists [[RuleOfCool solely because it was awesome]].
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* Lampshaded in ''Film/TheBluesBrothers''. "Do you see the light?" It's even justified here: the Sun is breaking through some clouds and then coming in through a small window; Joliet Jake is (by coincidence? divine intervention?) located in just the right spot for it to fall on him.
* A few scenes in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', like Balin's tomb. Balin's tomb was described like this even in the original novel, explained by ingenious light channels carved by the dwarves in the mountainside. On the other hand, the one lighting Gollum's cave in the prologue comes off as highly improbable, considering its depth and the fact that Gollum can't stand daylight.
* In ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' movies, Morticia's face always has a light on it. It is rather obvious and jarring.
* In ''Film/{{Serenity}}'', Mal's speech to his crew before the final action sequence is lit with copious amounts of light directed at him by overhead windows. In the commentary, Joss notes that on the one hand, this is [[HandWave vaguely believable]], but still exists [[RuleOfCool solely because it was awesome]].
14th Mar '14 8:53:03 PM Abodos
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* ''Film/PacificRim'': Though not sunlight, del Toro was determined to keep the light sources diegetic in nature. Hence, the large amount of helicopters flying around during battle scenes, and large lights on the Jaeger themselves. Raleigh even asks a nearby chopper if it has a visual on the nearby Kaiju at one point, which neatly explains what they're there for.

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* ''Film/PacificRim'': Though not sunlight, del Toro was determined to keep the light sources diegetic in nature. Hence, the large amount of helicopters flying around during battle scenes, and large lights on the Jaeger themselves. Raleigh even asks a nearby chopper if it has a visual on the nearby Kaiju {{Kaiju}} at one point, which neatly explains what they're there for.
29th Oct '13 8:56:08 PM Parable
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* This actually happened to Abraham Lincoln during the Gettysburg Address.

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* This actually happened to Abraham Lincoln during right after he finished his Second Inaugural Address. No sooner was the Gettysburg Address.speech done when the sun burst out of the clouds and illuminated the president. Even he was shocked by it.
21st Aug '13 1:09:53 PM DragonQuestZ
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A SubTrope of DramaticSpotlight. Closely related to RaysFromHeaven where the light is symbolic only, not being used to highlight an object.

Compare RuleOfPerception, RuleOfSymbolism, EmergingFromTheShadows.

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A SubTrope of DramaticSpotlight. Closely related DramaticSpotlight.

A SisterTrope
to RaysFromHeaven where (where the light is symbolic only, not being used to highlight an object.

instead of highlighting).

Compare NoticeThis, RuleOfPerception, RuleOfSymbolism, EmergingFromTheShadows.
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