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5th Mar '17 10:04:29 AM nombretomado
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** This has become more and more common over the years in MarvelComics, to the point where virtually any use of a super power will glow, even if the energy involved (magnetic, psionic, etc.) should not be visible to the naked eye. Justified due to RuleOfPerception (i.e. the glow is the visual cue to the reader that something is happening.)

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** This has become more and more common over the years in MarvelComics, Creator/MarvelComics, to the point where virtually any use of a super power will glow, even if the energy involved (magnetic, psionic, etc.) should not be visible to the naked eye. Justified due to RuleOfPerception (i.e. the glow is the visual cue to the reader that something is happening.)
4th Mar '17 9:52:38 AM Veanne
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* To the surprise of no-one, the Stone Clock, a powerful artifact [[spoiler: possibly left behind by Time Lords]] found in the [[UsefulNotes/AncientEgypt pyramid]] by Howard and Daisy in ''Webcomic/DoctorWhoRegenerated'' glows bright, electric blue.
3rd Mar '17 10:54:26 PM ILikeRobots
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** Most of the games in the series from ''Videogame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'' onward are strong proponents of this - whenever a unit attacks with an InfinityPlusOneSword, the weapon will give off a bright split-second AudibleGleam which covers the entire screen. The exception is [[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance the Tellius]] Videogame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn duology]], which, for whatever reason, doesn't do this.

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** Most of the games in the series from ''Videogame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'' onward are strong proponents of this - whenever a unit attacks with an InfinityPlusOneSword, the weapon will give off a bright split-second AudibleGleam which covers the entire screen. The exception is [[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance the Tellius]] Videogame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn [[Videogame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn duology]], which, for whatever reason, doesn't do this.
3rd Mar '17 10:53:31 PM ILikeRobots
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* Most ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Mystery of the Emblem]]'' onward are strong proponents of this - whenever a unit attacks with an InfinityPlusOneSword, the weapon will give off a bright split-second AudibleGleam which covers the entire screen. The exception is [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius the Tellius duology]], which for whatever reason doesn't do this.

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Most ''VideoGame/FireEmblem'' games from ''[[VideoGame/FireEmblemAkaneia Mystery of the Emblem]]'' games in the series from ''Videogame/FireEmblemMysteryOfTheEmblem'' onward are strong proponents of this - whenever a unit attacks with an InfinityPlusOneSword, the weapon will give off a bright split-second AudibleGleam which covers the entire screen. The exception is [[VideoGame/FireEmblemTellius [[VideoGame/FireEmblemPathOfRadiance the Tellius Tellius]] Videogame/FireEmblemRadiantDawn duology]], which which, for whatever reason reason, doesn't do this.this.
** The mobile spin-off game ''Videogame/FireEmblemHeroes'' covers the most powerful summoned units, five-star units, in a soft golden glow. While it's visible around the units in question in combat, it's much more evident on the unit status screen, behind a full image of the character. Four-star units are also surrounded in battle and on the status screen by more subdued silver sparkles.
22nd Feb '17 1:36:30 PM margdean56
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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 [[HornsOfVillany 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, [[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 [[HornsOfVillany [[HornsOfVillainy fist-sized horn]] made of HardLight that jutted from his forehead, signaling that he was about to [[UnstoppableRage go on a rampage]].
22nd Feb '17 1:35:10 PM margdean56
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** ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'': Superman and Supergirl's bodies -or at least their eyes- often glow red when they fight during this story.

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** ''Comicbook/TheSupergirlFromKrypton'': Superman and Supergirl's bodies -or bodies--or at least their eyes- often eyes--often glow red when they fight during this story.



** Interestingly the glowing caused extra problems when the [[TheMagicGoesAway magic went away]] because [[spoiler: The glow attracted a fungus which fed on and enhanced the light. When the magic failed and the glow disappeared the fungus died and rotted, coating all of the surfaces of Elantris in slime.]] This slime is partially responsible for why the city looks so much more decrepit than it should be.

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** Interestingly the glowing caused extra problems when the [[TheMagicGoesAway magic went away]] because [[spoiler: The the glow attracted a fungus which fed on and enhanced the light. When the magic failed and the glow disappeared the fungus died and rotted, coating all of the surfaces of Elantris in slime.]] This slime is partially responsible for why the city looks so much more decrepit than it should be.



* "Literature/WildCards" has the [[SuperStrength Golden]] [[NighInvulnerable Boy]] Jack Braun, whose body is surrounded by a golden aura whenever he uses his abilities or is under attack. Surprisingly, the field activates whenever there is a threat to Jack, even if he doesn't know about it, or in mundane situations like if his razor were to slip while shaving.

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* "Literature/WildCards" ''Literature/WildCards'' has the [[SuperStrength Golden]] [[NighInvulnerable Boy]] Jack Braun, whose body is surrounded by a golden aura whenever he uses his abilities or is under attack. Surprisingly, the field activates whenever there is a threat to Jack, even if he doesn't know about it, or in mundane situations like if his razor were to slip while shaving.
25th Jan '17 10:57:54 AM Prime32
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* Subverted in ''Manga/RisingXRydeen''. Takara gets worried when Golden Lion King starts roaring and glowing brightly. Takara thinks he's about to use a powerful attack but MissionControl reveals to Takara that it's actually just Golden Lion King's power, roaring makes him glow.

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* Subverted {{Parodied|Trope}} in ''Manga/RisingXRydeen''. When the huge "Golden Lion King" unleashes a roar and starts radiating blinding light from his body, Takara gets worried when Golden Lion King starts roaring and glowing brightly. Takara thinks panics, thinking [[BattleAura he's about to use a powerful attack but attack]]... until MissionControl reveals to Takara informs him that it's actually just [[PaperTiger "glowing when he roars" is Golden Lion King's power, roaring makes him glow.only power]].



* In ''Manga/CastleTownDandelion'' activating an RoyaltySuperpower will make the user glow.

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* In ''Manga/CastleTownDandelion'' activating an a RoyaltySuperpower will make the user glow.
21st Jan '17 12:04:08 PM ReaderAt2046
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** Played straight with Melisandre's ruby. Whenever she causes weird magical stuff to happen, her ruby choker is said to glow intensely.

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** Played straight with Melisandre's ruby. Whenever she causes weird magical stuff to happen, her ruby choker is said to glow intensely. [[FridgeBrilliance Probably because she's the priestess of a fire god.]]
17th Jan '17 6:11:47 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', the glowiness of a power source is directly proportional to how powerful it is. The most powerful, Project Arcturus, creates a giant glowy ball of pure energy.

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* In ''Series/StargateSG1'', the ''Series/StargateSG1'':
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glowiness of a power source is directly proportional to how powerful it is. The most powerful, Project Arcturus, creates a giant glowy ball of pure energy.



* In ''MadanSenkiRyukendo'', the Ultimate form of the title hero is ridiculously shiny, and his final attack even moreso.

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* In ''MadanSenkiRyukendo'', ''Series/MadanSenkiRyukendo'', the Ultimate form of the title hero is ridiculously shiny, and his final attack even moreso.
16th Jan '17 1:48:54 PM ErebusElysium
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* * ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': When channeling especially powerful magic (such as [[spoiler:to overpower Toffee's AntiMagic prison in "Storm the Castle" and to cast magic without her wand in "My New Wand!"]]), Star Butterfly's [[GlowingEyes eyes]] and [[BlushStickers heart-shaped cheek marks]] glow bright blue, and her entire body is surrounded by a glowing blue aura. In the latter example she also [[PowerFloats floats about 20 feet in the air]].

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* * ''WesternAnimation/StarVsTheForcesOfEvil'': When channeling especially powerful magic (such as [[spoiler:to overpower Toffee's AntiMagic prison in "Storm the Castle" and to cast magic without her wand in "My New Wand!"]]), Star Butterfly's [[GlowingEyes eyes]] and [[BlushStickers heart-shaped cheek marks]] glow bright blue, and her entire body is surrounded by a glowing blue aura. In the latter example she also [[PowerFloats floats about 20 feet in the air]].air]].
* The Trollhunter's armor and Sword of Daylight from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'', as well as the Amulet of Daylight, glow and shimmer with an ethereal blue aura. When all of the Triumbric Stones are added to the Amulet, it glows an ominous dark red aura instead, before a new incantation dons Jim with a dark gold and black version of his normal armor, complete with red highlights. His new sword also emanates that same eerie blood-red color.
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