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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.
20th May '17 1:46:59 PM nombretomado
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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.

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* Notably inverted in some ValiantComics Creator/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.
20th May '17 11:43:25 AM nombretomado
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* In ''Franchise/{{Ultima}} 6 and 7'', every single magical item glows brightly, using palette cycling. This is spoofed in various fanfics.

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* In ''Franchise/{{Ultima}} 6 ''VideoGame/UltimaVI'' and 7'', ''[[VideoGame/UltimaVII VII]]'', every single magical item glows brightly, using palette cycling. This is spoofed in various fanfics.
17th Apr '17 1:46:10 PM Morgenthaler
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* A rule of thumb in ''{{Rift}}''. Any monsters nearby when one of the titular [[HellGate rifts]] opens will become "touched" by that rift's element. [[CastingAShadow Shadetouched]] monsters glow purple, [[GreenThumb fae]][[LightEmUp touched]] monsters glow pale green, [[BlowYouAway windtouched]] ones glow deep blue, [[DishingOutDirt stonetouched]] ones glow tan, [[MakingASplash tidetouched]] ones glow teal, and [[PlayingWithFire flametouched]] ones glow red. And they all get a buff to their damage and a [[ElementalRockPaperScissors weakness]] to their opposite element.

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* A rule of thumb in ''{{Rift}}''.''VideoGame/{{Rift}}''. Any monsters nearby when one of the titular [[HellGate rifts]] opens will become "touched" by that rift's element. [[CastingAShadow Shadetouched]] monsters glow purple, [[GreenThumb fae]][[LightEmUp touched]] monsters glow pale green, [[BlowYouAway windtouched]] ones glow deep blue, [[DishingOutDirt stonetouched]] ones glow tan, [[MakingASplash tidetouched]] ones glow teal, and [[PlayingWithFire flametouched]] ones glow red. And they all get a buff to their damage and a [[ElementalRockPaperScissors weakness]] to their opposite element.
14th Apr '17 9:43:47 AM erforce
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-->-- Theme song to ''WesternAnimation/StoneProtectors''

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-->-- Theme song '''Theme song''' to ''WesternAnimation/StoneProtectors''



* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft,'' enchanters can put a glow on any weapon. Typically, the more powerful enchants glow brighter, and the type of enchantment determines the color of the glow.

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* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft,'' enchanters ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft,''
** Enchanters
can put a glow on any weapon. Typically, the more powerful enchants glow brighter, and the type of enchantment determines the color of the glow.



* In ''MetroidPrime'', anything even vaguely related to phazon is always glowing. In the rest of the series, all powerups glow.

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* In ''MetroidPrime'', ''VideoGame/MetroidPrime'', anything even vaguely related to phazon is always glowing. In the rest of the series, all powerups glow.



* In "VideoGame/{{DragonsDogma}}" various spells and buffs glow brighter the stronger they are, and the [[spoiler:Seneschal, who is essentially God,]] is incredibly glowy.

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* In "VideoGame/{{DragonsDogma}}" ''VideoGame/DragonsDogma'', various spells and buffs glow brighter the stronger they are, and the [[spoiler:Seneschal, who is essentially God,]] is incredibly glowy.
6th Apr '17 5:07:30 PM SpocktorWho
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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', the [[Characters/SupernaturalDjinn djinn's]] hands or eyes glow blue when they use their powers.

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* In ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'', the ''Series/{{Supernatural}}''
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[[Characters/SupernaturalDjinn djinn's]] hands or eyes glow blue when they use their powers. powers.
** [[Characters/SupernaturalAngels Angels']] eyes often glow blue when they use their powers, and their smite is bright white. If an angel is injured, sometimes we get a glimpse of their Grace, which is also bright white.
** [[OurSoulsAreDifferent Human souls]] glow pure white, and are used as a source of energy by angels and demons alike. One episode also involved a human using his soul to power a spell, surprising Sam and Dean, and another involved a pagan deity draining human souls to fuel his [[spoiler: time-traveling powers.]]
1st Apr '17 6:30:44 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/TheGirlFromTheMiraclesDistrict'', the runes Nikita's using to keep her berserk in check glow when they're engaged.
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.)
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