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10th Aug '16 10:32:51 PM Rosuav
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* Incandescence is what causes really hot things things to glow, and hotter things to glow more. It is the underpinning of this trope, and it's cultural ubiquity comes from the two most primal sources of glowing power: the sun and fire. Both glow with incandescence. Light bulbs, lava and molten metal get an honorable mention.

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* Incandescence is what causes really hot things things to glow, and hotter things to glow more. It is the underpinning of this trope, and it's its cultural ubiquity comes from the two most primal sources of glowing power: the sun and fire. Both glow with incandescence. Light bulbs, lava and molten metal get an honorable mention.
10th Aug '16 9:03:39 PM nombretomado
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* Katherine Kurtz's {{Deryni}} can produce spheres of cool light (called Hand Fire), and they can manifest glowing auras around their bodies. Ritual circles (and dueling circles) appear as glowing light. Colours tend to be hereditary (Haldane red, Corwyn green), and certain colours (green, silver, gold) are associated with Healing ability.

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* Katherine Kurtz's {{Deryni}} Literature/{{Deryni}} can produce spheres of cool light (called Hand Fire), and they can manifest glowing auras around their bodies. Ritual circles (and dueling circles) appear as glowing light. Colours tend to be hereditary (Haldane red, Corwyn green), and certain colours (green, silver, gold) are associated with Healing ability.
10th Aug '16 8:30:09 PM Willbyr
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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:[[Theatre/JuliusCaesar ...and absolute power glows absolutely.]]]]



* As the trope image shows, the holy Gold Clothes(armors) from ''SaintSeiya'' sometimes glow...very much so.

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* As the trope image shows, the holy Gold Clothes(armors) from ''SaintSeiya'' ''Manga/SaintSeiya'' sometimes glow...very much so.



* Some ''InitialD'' characters can tell roughly how good another driver is by the glowing aura around the driver and by extension, his car when the person is driving it.

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* Some ''InitialD'' ''Manga/InitialD'' characters can tell roughly how good another driver is by the glowing aura around the driver and by extension, his car when the person is driving it.



* If you notice yourself being bathed in a soft, pink light in ''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 ''MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha'', ''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]].



* Once every 22 years in ''MahouSenseiNegima'', the WorldTree in Mahora glows with a brilliant light. This is from the magical energy within accumulating to the point where it overflows. When it's like this, it could grant wishes of the heart, from something as simple as making someone fall in love with you to [[spoiler:[[TheUnmasquedWorld convincing the entire world that magic exists]]]].

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* Once every 22 years in ''MahouSenseiNegima'', ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'', the WorldTree in Mahora glows with a brilliant light. This is from the magical energy within accumulating to the point where it overflows. When it's like this, it could grant wishes of the heart, from something as simple as making someone fall in love with you to [[spoiler:[[TheUnmasquedWorld convincing the entire world that magic exists]]]].
29th Jul '16 12:00:43 AM Tron80
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*** In the early days of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics, the powers of characters like ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, Marvel Girl and Professor X were often depicted with wavy lines, implying that they were not visible to others characters. Now they cannot seem to use their powers without unleashing incredible amounts of glow. This has been especially true whenever Jean (or anyone else) is channeling the Phoenix Force. In that case just performing a simple mindlink will result in actual ''flames'' flowing between them and the other person.
** Notably inverted in some ValiantComics prior to the takeover by Acclaim. Powerful [[PsychicPowers psionics]] such as Toyo Harada and Peter Stanchek gave off no glow even when performing massive feats of power such as levitating large objects or ripping apart buildings. However, this trope was very much in force with [[AGodAmI Solar and Mothergod]], whose power to manipulate all forms of energy was usually accompanied by geometric patterns of rainbow light.

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*** In the early days of the ''ComicBook/XMen'' comics, the powers of characters like ComicBook/{{Magneto}}, Marvel Girl ''Comicbook/JeanGrey'' and Professor X were often depicted with wavy lines, implying that they were not visible to others characters. Now they cannot seem to use their powers without unleashing incredible amounts of glow. This has been especially true whenever Jean (or anyone else) or her daughter ''Comicbook/RachelSummers'' is channeling the Phoenix Force. In that case just performing a simple mindlink will result in actual ''flames'' flowing between them and the other person.
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person (often ''Comicbook/{{Cyclops}}'' or ''Comicbook/{{Cable}}'').
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Notably inverted in some ValiantComics prior to the takeover by Acclaim. Powerful [[PsychicPowers psionics]] such as Toyo Harada and Peter Stanchek gave off no glow even when performing massive feats of power such as levitating large objects or ripping apart buildings. However, this trope was very much in force with [[AGodAmI Solar and Mothergod]], whose power to manipulate all forms of energy was usually accompanied by geometric patterns of rainbow light.light.
* Modern ''Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}'''s body often glows when she is super-charged with solar energy or is using her solar flare attack. In ''Comicbook/RedDaughterOfKrypton'', her body gave off a golden glow after she took a literal sunbath.
25th Jul '16 12:47:37 PM hinezumi
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* In CelticMythology, [[TheHero Cú]] [[PrettyBoy Chulainn's]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide ríastrad]] (lit. "The Distortion" or "Torque"; more popularly translated as "Warp Spasm") is BodyHorror incarnate, complete with EyeScream, a particularly nasty GrowingMusclesSequence, RubberMan-style 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. "The Distortion" "[[TransformationHorror Distortion]]" or "Torque"; "[[PainfulTransformation Torque]]"; more popularly translated as "Warp Spasm") "[[BuffySpeak Warp Spasm]]") is BodyHorror incarnate, complete with EyeScream, [[EyeScream one eye popping out of its socket]] and [[MadEye the other shrinking to the size of a particularly nasty GrowingMusclesSequence, RubberMan-style 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, 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]].
25th Jul '16 12:41:30 PM hinezumi
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* In CelticMythology, [[TheHero Cú]] [[PrettyBoy Chulainn's]] [[SuperpoweredEvilSide ríastrad]] (lit. "The Distortion" or "Torque"; more popularly translated as "Warp Spasm") is BodyHorror incarnate, complete with EyeScream, a particularly nasty GrowingMusclesSequence, RubberMan-style 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]].
15th Jul '16 12:47:48 PM Landis
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* All magic produces bright glows in ''{{Elantris}}'', because it is the sign of the power of [[TheForce the Dor]] breaking in to the physical world. The most powerful practitioners of magic, the [[PhysicalGod Elantrians]] actually glow non-stop, but other magic-users produce light with their powers as well.

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* In TheCosmere, "Live Investiture" that is being unused tends to glow a bright white, to wit:
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All magic produces bright glows in ''{{Elantris}}'', because it is the sign of the power of [[TheForce the Dor]] breaking in to the physical world. The most powerful practitioners of magic, the [[PhysicalGod Elantrians]] actually glow non-stop, but other magic-users produce light with their powers as well.



* Stormlight, the primary magic power of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', glows, as one might expect from the name. A slight subversion in that most people use the glow more than the power itself, though it can be used to run {{Magitek}}.

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* ** Stormlight, the primary magic power of ''Literature/TheStormlightArchive'', glows, as one might expect from the name. A slight subversion in that most people use the glow more than the power itself, though it can be used to run {{Magitek}}.{{Magitek}}
** In ''Literature/TheBandsOfMourning'', any user of the titular bands starts glowing and shedding mist when active.
2nd Jul '16 10:17:52 AM nombretomado
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* In some of the ''{{Bionicle}}'' movies, the characters' [[MaskOfPower masks]] glow while being used.

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* In some of the ''{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' movies, the characters' [[MaskOfPower masks]] glow while being used.
26th Jun '16 10:15:50 AM nombretomado
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* Irenicus in ''BaldursGate 2'' is an obscenely powerful mage, and glows faintly at all times. Also, a lot of enhancing spells cause their recipients to light up like Christmas trees.

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* Irenicus in ''BaldursGate 2'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII'' is an obscenely powerful mage, and glows faintly at all times. Also, a lot of enhancing spells cause their recipients to light up like Christmas trees.
22nd Jun '16 7:22:37 PM nombretomado
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* In ''TigerAndBunny'', [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual NEXT]] glow blue when they use their powers. Except for the members of Ouroboros, who glow orange [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience because they're totally evil.]]
* In Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica, Madoka, as a MagicalGirl, glows brightly enough you could mistake her for the sun in a few scenes.
* During key battles in Anime/DigimonAdventure digimon will sometimes start glowing with holy power.

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* In ''TigerAndBunny'', ''Anime/TigerAndBunny'', [[DifferentlyPoweredIndividual NEXT]] glow blue when they use their powers. Except for the members of Ouroboros, who glow orange [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience because they're totally evil.]]
* In Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica, ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'', Madoka, as a MagicalGirl, glows brightly enough you could mistake her for the sun in a few scenes.
* During key battles in Anime/DigimonAdventure ''Anime/DigimonAdventure'' digimon will sometimes start glowing with holy power.
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