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20th Nov '17 7:35:55 PM MarqFJA
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SuperTrope to BattleAura, HolyHalo, VolcanicVeins, and PhosphorEssence. See also: PowerCrystal, PowerEchoes, PowerFloats, PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep, PureEnergy, HolyBacklight, BackgroundHalo and FamilyFriendlyFirearms. PreExplosionGlow, StarSpangledSpandex, ThroatLight, and SuckingInLines are special cases of this trope. In media with audio, this is commonly a WhiningLight. Very often overlaps with PowerupFullColorChange.

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SuperTrope to BattleAura, HolyHalo, VolcanicVeins, and PhosphorEssence. the following:
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* BattleAura
* HolyHalo
* PhosphorEssence
* VolcanicVeins
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See also: PowerCrystal, PowerEchoes, PowerFloats, PowerMakesYourVoiceDeep, PureEnergy, HolyBacklight, BackgroundHalo and FamilyFriendlyFirearms. PreExplosionGlow, StarSpangledSpandex, ThroatLight, and SuckingInLines are special cases of this trope. In media with audio, this is commonly a WhiningLight. Very often overlaps with PowerupFullColorChange.
15th Nov '17 1:18:15 PM PistolsAtDawn
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-> '''Blackheart:''' Well, I do like green glowing things (...) what does it do?

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-> '''Blackheart:''' Well, I do like green glowing things (...) what things... What does it do?
15th Nov '17 1:17:52 PM PistolsAtDawn
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->''"We're the Stone Protectors, now you know\\
Stone Protectors, our stones of power glow!"''
-->-- '''Theme song''' to ''WesternAnimation/StoneProtectors''

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->''"We're the Stone Protectors, -> '''Dr. Blitzmeyer:''' Hello! I see that my Anomalous Energy Enhancer has caught your eye!
-> '''Blackheart:''' Well, I do like green glowing things (...) what does it do?
-> '''Dr. Blitzmeyer:''' Well right
now you know\\
Stone Protectors, our stones of power glow!"''
it... glows green.
-> '''Blackheart:''' That's it?
-> '''Dr. Blitzmeyer:''' It's a new technology.
-->-- '''Theme song''' to ''WesternAnimation/StoneProtectors''
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22nd Oct '17 4:54:04 PM nombretomado
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* In CelticMythology, [[TheHero Cú]] [[PrettyBoy Chulainn's]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide ríastrad]] (lit. "[[TransformationHorror Distortion]]" or "[[PainfulTransformation Torque]]"; more popularly translated as "[[BuffySpeak Warp Spasm]]") is BodyHorror incarnate, complete with [[EyeScream one eye popping out of its socket]] and [[MadEye the other shrinking to the size of a needle eye]], [[GrowingMusclesSequence his muscles swelling like bladders]] until he looks more like a [[TheOldGods Fomorian]] [[OurGiantsAreBigger giant]] than [[HumanoidAbomination a man]], [[RubberMan horrific body contortions]], [[EvilIsVisceral his organs being partially vomited up]], fire and blood spurting everywhere, [[NightmareFace his face ripping open]] into a GlasgowGrin with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily, and AnimeHair ([[URExample seriously!]]). However, the real clincher was his "[[LightIsNotGood hero light]]"--which refers to both the [[BattleAura nuclear-hot fire that engulfs his body]] and a [[HornsOfVillainy fist-sized horn]] made of HardLight that jutted from his forehead, signaling that he was about to [[UnstoppableRage go on a rampage]].

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* In CelticMythology, Myth/CelticMythology, [[TheHero Cú]] [[PrettyBoy Chulainn's]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide ríastrad]] (lit. "[[TransformationHorror Distortion]]" or "[[PainfulTransformation Torque]]"; more popularly translated as "[[BuffySpeak Warp Spasm]]") is BodyHorror incarnate, complete with [[EyeScream one eye popping out of its socket]] and [[MadEye the other shrinking to the size of a needle eye]], [[GrowingMusclesSequence his muscles swelling like bladders]] until he looks more like a [[TheOldGods Fomorian]] [[OurGiantsAreBigger giant]] than [[HumanoidAbomination a man]], [[RubberMan horrific body contortions]], [[EvilIsVisceral his organs being partially vomited up]], fire and blood spurting everywhere, [[NightmareFace his face ripping open]] into a GlasgowGrin with MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily, and AnimeHair ([[URExample seriously!]]). However, the real clincher was his "[[LightIsNotGood hero light]]"--which refers to both the [[BattleAura nuclear-hot fire that engulfs his body]] and a [[HornsOfVillainy fist-sized horn]] made of HardLight that jutted from his forehead, signaling that he was about to [[UnstoppableRage go on a rampage]].
1st Oct '17 10:09:03 PM ADrago
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As one final note, [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs DO NOT rely on this trope to determine danger]] in RealLife. People have been killed from touching downed power lines that aren't glowing or sparking but still have enough charge to electrocute anyone who touches them, and permanently disabling to lethal levels of radiation can be present without any visual signs at all (which is why Geiger counters and dosimeters exist!)

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As one final note, [[TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs [[JustForFun/TelevisionIsTryingToKillUs DO NOT rely on this trope to determine danger]] in RealLife. People have been killed from touching downed power lines that aren't glowing or sparking but still have enough charge to electrocute anyone who touches them, and permanently disabling to lethal levels of radiation can be present without any visual signs at all (which is why Geiger counters and dosimeters exist!)
25th Sep '17 10:35:23 AM LordGro
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[[caption-width-right:300:[[Theatre/JuliusCaesar ...and absolute power glows absolutely.]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:[[Theatre/JuliusCaesar ...[[caption-width-right:300: ...and absolute power glows absolutely.]]]]
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27th Aug '17 4:42:21 AM jormis29
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* ''{{Exalted}}'' puts this principle to good use: the more Essence you draw into your Charms over a scene (i.e. the more powerful you make your superpowered attacks), the more glow, or Anima (in the parlance of the game), you produce. It begins with your Caste mark faintly appearing on your forehead, progresses into a glowing field or effect which physically envelopes you in various ways[[note]](brilliant golden glows for Solars, sickly green lights for Infernals, silver tattoos lighting up across Lunars' skin, elemental environmental effects for Dragon-Blooded, spiritual auras and halos for Sidereals, bleeding necrotic Essence for Abyssals, and industrial or technoscientific effects such as electric discharges and arcs, billowing steam, and even chemical or molten metal secretions from Alchemicals' skins)[[/note]], and culminates in your [[BattleAura Anima Banner]] unfurling in some spectacular fashion. Once those Charms get about 16+ Essence pumped through them during a fight, a couple of battling Exalted can be seen unmistakably for miles around, and can even approximate daylight visibility conditions during the night.

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* ''{{Exalted}}'' ''TabletopGame/{{Exalted}}'' puts this principle to good use: the more Essence you draw into your Charms over a scene (i.e. the more powerful you make your superpowered attacks), the more glow, or Anima (in the parlance of the game), you produce. It begins with your Caste mark faintly appearing on your forehead, progresses into a glowing field or effect which physically envelopes you in various ways[[note]](brilliant golden glows for Solars, sickly green lights for Infernals, silver tattoos lighting up across Lunars' skin, elemental environmental effects for Dragon-Blooded, spiritual auras and halos for Sidereals, bleeding necrotic Essence for Abyssals, and industrial or technoscientific effects such as electric discharges and arcs, billowing steam, and even chemical or molten metal secretions from Alchemicals' skins)[[/note]], and culminates in your [[BattleAura Anima Banner]] unfurling in some spectacular fashion. Once those Charms get about 16+ Essence pumped through them during a fight, a couple of battling Exalted can be seen unmistakably for miles around, and can even approximate daylight visibility conditions during the night.
26th Jun '17 2:05:16 PM Gamermaster
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* If you notice yourself being bathed in a soft, pink light in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', that is your signal to run fast, and run far, as that soft light won't stay soft for long for it comes from the massive pink glow that precedes Nanoha's [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]].

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* If you notice yourself being bathed in a soft, pink light in ''Anime/MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha'', that is your signal to run fast, and run far, as that soft light won't stay soft for long for it comes from the massive pink glow that precedes Nanoha's [[WaveMotionGun Starlight Breaker]].
9th Jun '17 2:57:57 PM nombretomado
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* WhateleyUniverse example: [[PersonOfMassDestruction Tennyo's]] sword glows a brilliant blue, and can cut through pretty much ''anything'' since it's made of some sort of anti-matter. Tennyo herself does the glowy bit when she gets really amped up, complete with RedEyesTakeWarning. Several Energizers like Golden Girl also do the full-body glow when they kick in their powers.

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* WhateleyUniverse Literature/WhateleyUniverse example: [[PersonOfMassDestruction Tennyo's]] sword glows a brilliant blue, and can cut through pretty much ''anything'' since it's made of some sort of anti-matter. Tennyo herself does the glowy bit when she gets really amped up, complete with RedEyesTakeWarning. Several Energizers like Golden Girl also do the full-body glow when they kick in their powers.
21st May '17 1:57:33 PM ReaderAt2046
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* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'': orc-hating elvish swords and entire tower of Minas Morgul.

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* Creator/JRRTolkien's ''Literature/LordOfTheRings'': orc-hating elvish swords and entire tower of Minas Morgul. Though in the case of the elvish swords, the glow seems to have been a deliberate design feature (it indicates the presence of orcs) rather than a side effect of the magic.
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